Archive for December, 2010

Happy New Year Everybody!

Friday, December 31st, 2010

Let’s make 2011 our best year yet. Say No to dreary diets and Yes to hearty, delicious and healthy eating this year. This can all come true by making my wonderful, skinny recipes. I hope you’ll join me each week and cook the Skinny Kitchen way. Happy and Healthy wishes to you all… Nancy  

Kir Royale Champagne Cocktail

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

Start the evening with this elegant and festive sweet berry Champagne.  You won’t even need to use an expensive bottle.  That’s because a Kir Royale is Champagne flavored with Crème de Cassis.  It mingles with the sparkling wine resulting in a pale pink blush.  Topped with fresh raspberries, it’s a very pretty cocktail and one […]

Skinny Red Velvet Cupcakes

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

Sprinkles, in Beverly Hills, makes a very popular Red Velvet cupcake. People line up outside to buy one of these yummy treats.  I thought it might be fun to remake them skinny!  They taste sinfully delicious when frosted with my skinny cream cheese frosting.  Now one of these dreamy, skinny cupcakes has 225 calories, 8 […]

A Skinny and Very Decadent South of the Border Cheesecake Dip

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

  You’ll have to taste it to believe how sensational this savory cheesecake appetizer is.  One bite and I’m sure you’ll be hooked… So rich tasting, with a bite of a kick.  Perfect to serve when you’re having a party.  Each serving has 76 calories, 5 grams of fat and 2 Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS. Prep […]

6 Light and Healthy Appetizers to Bring in the New Year…

Monday, December 27th, 2010

Why not start the New Years celebrations off healthy with these delectable appetizers?  One, two or all these savory treats will be delicious to serve for New Years. Delectable, Skinny and Mini Reuben Appetizers An Easy And Delectable Appetizer… Italian Chopped Salad Stuffed Shells Roasted Edamame – Perfect for a Light Appetizer or Snack Skinny […]

Merry Christmas…

Saturday, December 25th, 2010

I want to wish all of you who celebrate, a very Merry Christmas. Thank you so much for joining me all month long. I hope you got a chance to make some of my skinny holiday recipes! Enjoy the day with your family and friends! With best wishes, Nancy    

Healthy Hot Cocoa For Kids and Grown-ups Too

Friday, December 24th, 2010

There’s something so comforting about sipping a steaming hot cup of cocoa.  Most of us buy the packaged stuff but why not make your own?  And, there’s sweet news about hot cocoa.  It’s been elevated to a new status, “Health Drink”.  In 2003 researchers at Cornell University found that cocoa teams with antioxidants that fight […]

6 Terrific Holiday Vegetable Recipes

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

Holiday meals are wonderful. They usually include a fabulous main course, mash potatoes and/or stuffing and a fabulous dessert. But, don’t forget to include some healthy veggies!. Here’s some of my favorite vegetables side dishes to choose from… Yummy Mashed Butternut Squash Simple and Delicious Roasted Asparagus A Delicious Variety of Fall Roasted Vegetables Rich […]

7 Magical Holiday Desserts That Are Sure to Receive Rave Reviews

Monday, December 20th, 2010

  Your holiday meal just wouldn’t be complete without a show stopper of a dessert to end with. I’ve gathered some of my favorites to make an elegant finale. All can be made a few days in advance so you won’t be rushed in the kitchen the day you’re going to serve them. The biggest […]

Apple-Cider Sparkle Party Punch

Friday, December 17th, 2010

Dazzle your guests with this colorful and festive holiday punch. Super easy to make with just a handful of ingredients. It makes a smashing presentation. Cheers! Prep Time: 10 minutes. Ingredients for Punch: 6 cups apple cider, I used Trader Joe’s Spiced Cider, chilled 2½ cups Ocean Spray’s Light Cran-Raspberry Juice Cocktail, chilled 1 bottle […]