Archive for April, 2011

Sunday, April 24th is Easter…

Saturday, April 23rd, 2011

The Easter bunny, colored eggs, lots of candy and yummy food.  Easter is a time to get together with friends, family and loved ones and celebrate this joyful time.  Easter is one of the most important Christian holidays. The Resurrection of Jesus Christ forms the main theme of the Easter Holiday.  It’s also closely associated […]

Sunrise Pineapple-Orange Mimosa

Saturday, April 23rd, 2011

Mimosas are always so popular at brunches.  They’re an elegant orange-colored champagne cocktail.  A classic one is made with orange juice and champagne.  The addition of pineapple juice makes a wonderful fruity change.  As for the champagne, no need to buy an expensive bottle, any reasonably priced sparkling wine will do.  For the kids use […]

Happy Passover

Monday, April 18th, 2011

Passover begins at sundown today, Monday April 18th, 2011.  It’s a Jewish holiday to commemorate the deliverance from slavery in Egypt.  It’s also known as the Festival of Unleavened Bread.  The Hebrews, in their flight into exile, had time to prepare only unleavened bread (matzo) to take with them. Here’s a delicious and easy recipe […]

Springtime Skinny Sugar Cookies

Sunday, April 17th, 2011

These colorful old-fashioned sugar cookies are crispy, delicate and buttery tasting.   And, I’m using just a small amount of reduced-fat butter combined with canola oil.   Each skinny cookie has 37 calories, less than 1 gram of fat and 1 Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS. Although I like sugar cookies crispy, if you like them soft, bake […]

Skinny Pistachio Almond Pudding Pie

Saturday, April 16th, 2011

This dreamy dessert is super simple to make.  It’s so light and tasty with rich pistachio and almond flavors.  I made this skinny by using reduced-fat butter in the crust, reduced-fat milk and fat-free Cool Whip instead of regular and topping with good-for-you almonds.  One skinny slice has 144 calories, 3.5 grams of fat and […]

Skinny Napa Cabbage Chinese Chicken Salad

Friday, April 15th, 2011

Look on the menu of many restaurants from Wendy’s, Applebee’s, Ruby’s Diner to Wolfgang Pucks, Chinois, you’re bound to see the very popular Chinese chicken salad.  Normally it’s made with iceberg lettuce, chicken with the skin left on, or even fried chicken, deep fried noodles and a high fat Asian dressing.  Happily my skinny makeover […]

Skinny, Delectable Passover Magic Bars

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

These bars are rich, sweet, gooey and definitely addictive.  This recipe is a takeoff of my Outrageous Magical Bars.  My family loves them so much I’ve converted my regular skinny recipe for Passover.  I’m using matzo crumbs instead of graham cracker crumbs and a spread like Smart Balance to replace the reduced-fat butter. I’m also […]

Skinny Mini Passover Potato Pancakes Appetizer

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

Everybody loves these little potato appetizers for Hanukkah but they’ll be perfect for Passover too.  Best of all, they’re baked not fried!  I’ve removed the flour and used matzo meal instead.  All the other ingredients work just great!  Each serving, 4 of them, has 64 calories, 1 gram fat and 2 Weight Watchers POINTS.  Just place […]

Eggland’s Best Recipe Contest Winners

Sunday, April 10th, 2011

Congratulations to the 3 winners, Randie Laine Knoblock, Lori Foster and Lindsey Sperlo.  There were so many yummy recipes to choose from.  A big thank you to everyone that entered.  Our first prize winner, Randie, submitted 6 amazing recipes so I decided to include 2 of them for the first prize winner.  Thank you Eggland’s […]

First Place Winner-Deviled Eggs

Saturday, April 9th, 2011

Serve with toasted bagels and sliced vine ripe tomatoes. May substitute any type of mayonaise or sour cream. Ready in under 30 minutes! Recipe and Photo by Randie Laine Knoblock Randie’s Home Cooking: Ingredients 5 Eggland’s Best eggs, at room temperature 1 piece of smoked salmon 1 tablespoon capers, finely snipped 2 tablespoons red […]