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Steak Sandwiches with Pickled Onion and Herb Aioli

Serves 4  ¼ c. water ¼ c. cider vinegar 2 T. sugar 1 c. thinly sliced red onion ¼ c. canola mayonnaise 1 T. chopped fresh thyme 1 T. chopped fresh basil 1 T. lemon juice 1 garlic clove, minced 1 lb. flank steak, trimmed 1-½ tsp. olive oil salt and pepper to taste 1 ( 12 oz) French bread baguette, cut into 4 pieces 1 c. fresh baby spinach leaves Combine first 3 ingredients in a microwave saft bowl. Microwave for 2 minutes on high or until boiling. Stir…

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Stuffed Cuban Pork Tenderloin

I love the versatility of pork tenderloin. It can be grilled, roasted, stuffed, marinated, etc. and it turns out wonderfully each time! serves 4 1 ( 1 lb.) pork tenderloin 2 T. Dijon mustard ⅓ c. chopped fresh cilantro 3 thin slices Swiss cheese, halved ⅓ c. chopped bread and butter pickles salt and pepper to taste Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut a slit lengthwise down the center of the tenderloin two-thirds of the way through the meat. Open up the halves and place between 2 sheets of plastic…

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Mexican Chocolate Cake

This cake is not too sweet, but is very moist and rich. If you love chocolate, you will love this cake. Since the cake is dusted with powdered sugar, I thought I have a little fun with some simple decorating! serves 12  1 c. flour ⅓ c. baking cocoa 1 tsp. ground cinnamon ¾ tsp. baking powder ½ tsp. baking soda ¼ tsp. salt 1 c. packed light brown sugar ¼ c. butter, softened 3 egg whites 1 c. fat-free vanilla yogurt 1 tsp. vanilla 1 egg 1 T. skim…

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Maple Soy Chicken Thighs

serves 4 1/2 c. maple syrup 1/4 c. fresh orange juice 2 T. low-sodium soy sauce 1 T. grated fresh ginger 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper 1 tsp. dark sesame oil 2 garlic cloves, minced 8 bone0in chicken thighs, skinned 1/2 tsp. salt Combine first 7 ingredients in a small bowl. Place maple mixture in a large ziplock bag. Add chicken, seal and turn to coat. Refrigerate for 1 hour. Preheat oven to 375 and line a baking pan with foil. Remove chicken from marinate and place on pan. Place…

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Cranberry White Chocolate Cookie Bars

Lighter more streamlined cranberry white chocolate crock pot cookie bars perfect for your holiday cookie tray Serves: 16 Ingredients ¼ cup sugar ⅓ cup firmly packed brown sugar 3 tablespoons butter, softened 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla 1 large egg 1 cup all-purpose flour ½ teaspoon baking powder ½ cup chopped fresh or frozen cranberries ½ cup white chocolate chips ¼ cup chopped nuts (I used pistachios) Glaze ⅓ cup powdered sugar 1 to 2 teaspoons water Instructions Grease a small baking pan that will fit in your slow cooker. I used…

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Healthy Baked Whole Wheat Donuts

Baked whole wheat donuts are a more wholesome alternative when the next donut craving strikes!   Serves: 6 Ingredients 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons whole-wheat pastry flour ¾ teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon cinnamon ⅛ teaspoon salt ½ cup sugar ⅓ cup plus 1 tablespoon pumpkin puree ⅓ cup plus 1 tablespoon low-fat buttermilk 1 large egg 1½ teaspoons canola oil 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Instructions Position a rack in the center of the oven. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Generously coat a donut pan with cooking spray. In a…

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Ninja Cheesecake Recipe

Serves: 10 Ingredients ½ cup graham cracker crumbs 2 tablespoons butter, melted ¼ cup plus 3 tablespoons sugar 12 ounces reduced fat cream cheese, softened (1-1/2 packages) 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 egg 1 egg white ½ cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt or nonfat sour cream. ¾ cup fresh raspberries, for garnish, if desired Instructions I made used my Ninja 3-in-1 slow cooker but any large 6-quart slow cooker should work. Find a round heat resistant dish that will fit in your slow cooker. I used a 6-inch round cake pan.…

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Mini Eggplant Parmesan Sandwiches

serves 8 1 eggplant, sliced into 8 slices about ½ inch thick 2 egg whites ⅔ c. breadcrumbs garlic powder, oregano, pepper 2 T. Parmesan cheese, grated 1-½ c. tomato sauce, seasoned to your liking 1 c. part-skim mozzarella cheese, shredded Fresh baby spinach leaves 8 small ciabatta rolls , such as “Take and Bake”, heated until hot and crusty  Preheat oven to 423 and spray a baking pan with nonstick spray. Place egg whites in a shallow dish and whisk until frothy. Combine bread crumbs, seasonings and Parmesan cheese…

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Thai Beef Salad Wraps

Serves 6  1 lb. flank steak salt and pepper 1 c. peeled , cubed cucumber ½ c. chopped cherry tomatoes ¼ c. thinly sliced onion 2 T. chopped, fresh basil 3 T. chopped, fresh cilantro 2 T. brown sugar 3 T. low-sodium soy sauce 2 T. lime juice ½ tsp. crushed red pepper 6 Flat-Out Light Tomato Wraps lettuce leaves Sprinkle steak with salt and pepper and grill to desired doneness. Let stand 5 minutes before slicing across the grain into thin slices. Combine steak, cucumber and next 4 ingredients…

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Toasted Cheese Ravioli

Perfect as a main course, side dish or appetizer, this recipe is sure to please both adult and child alike! I served this as a side dish with Italian Chicken with Lemon Butter Sauce, green beans and a cucumber salad. I also drizzled the ravioli with a little homemade marinara. serves 8  2 T. water 1 egg, lightly beaten 1 c. Panko Japanese bread crumbs ¼ c. grated Parmesan cheese 1 ( 18 oz) package fresh cheese ravioli 4-½ T. olive oil, divided marinara sauce (optional) Combine water with egg…

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Dark Chocolate and Cherry Brownies

Dark, moist and rich! You will love these! serves 16  ¾ c. flour 1 c. sugar ¾ c. unsweetened cocoa 1 tsp. baking powder ¾ tsp. salt ⅓ c. cherry preserves ⅓ c. water 5 T. butter 1 egg 1 egg white ⅓ c. semisweet chocolate chips powdered sugar ( optional) Preheat oven to 350 and spray a 9 inch square baking pan with nonstick spray. Combine flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Combine cherry preserves, ⅓ c. water and butter in a small saucepan;…

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