Archive for December, 2009

Butterscotch Pillows

Monday, December 21st, 2009

Nothing beats fresh baked cookies right out of the oven! The sweet aroma that feels your home is heart warming.  These inviting cookies are first rolled in powdered sugar and while baking they crack a little, producing a decorative “pillowy” look. They’re a mixture of textures, soft inside but with a surprising crunch of Rice […]

The Twelve Sweet Days of Christmas

Sunday, December 13th, 2009

The holidays are here and it’s all about the delectable treats to capture the festive spirit of the season.  There’s nothing better than giving a homemade gift from your kitchen.  Whether you are planning to host an open house, sweeten a dinner party, or give these as gifts, you’ll love our 12 days of sharing […]

Skinny Poppy Seed Biscotti

Friday, December 11th, 2009

You can hardly stop in any coffee house and not see some kind of biscotti. My mini version of the Italian twice-baked cookie is really yummy. These mini poppy seed jewels are deeply textured and covered with fluffy white powdered sugar.  They impart a distinctive nutty flavor due to the poppy seeds.  They make the […]

Jelly Doughnut Holes

Friday, December 11th, 2009

Fried jelly doughnuts are a true Hanukkah tradition.  My skinny treats are super simple to make and really fun to eat.  I’m starting with a package of refrigerated buttermilk biscuits as the base to create these yummy jelly doughnut holes.  You can vary the flavor by using different jams. Four skinny doughnut holes are 171 […]

Skinny Smoked Salmon Dip

Friday, December 11th, 2009

This dip is a new twist on a favorite pairing of lox and cream cheese.  If you like this combo, you’ll surely love this.  The fresh dill is a must!  Each tablespoon has 39 calories, 3 grams fat and 1 Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS. Prep Time: 10 minutes Ingredients ½ cup Nancy’s Skinny Ranch Dressing or […]

Soup’s On!

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

When we need something that is filling, satisfying and healthy there is nothing better than a hefty pot of soup bubbling on the back burner.  When your family or friends walk through the door the welcoming smell fills your home as you get ready to sit down to a simmering bowl of tender warm goodness!  […]

Super Fiber Rich Black Bean Soup

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

This fast fixing Mexican inspired soup is marvelous tasting and very nourishing.  You save time by starting with canned black beans.  I’ve cut the sodium way down by simply rinsing the beans first before adding them to the broth.  One cup of this fiber rich soup has 262 calories, 2 grams of fats and 7 […]