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Recipe of the Week: Easy Spanish Rice

Recipe of the Week: Easy Spanish Rice

Chocolate Cherry Bars – 4 Ingredients!

Chocolate Cherry Bars – 4 Ingredients!

The Holidays are just around the corner! 1 Package of Duncan Hines Devil’s Food Cake Mix 21 oz. of Cherry Pie Filling – Compstock Brand (canned) 1 tsp. of Almond Extract or Vanilla Extract, Almond is best, but I use Vanilla 2 eggs beaten Combine all ingredients and pour in 9 x 13 inch glass […]

Cornbread ala différence

Cornbread ala différence

    Take Trader Joe’s box of cornbread mix. Add ½ to ¾ cup of cranberries (either fresh or dried) Add ½ to ¾ cup of pecans or walnuts Cooking time on box Drizzle a mixture of lemon juice with powdered sugar on top of warm cornbread. Secret: use Olive Oil instead of Vegetable Oil […]

Recipe of the Week: Southwestern Salad

Recipe of the Week: Southwestern Salad

Ingredients and Directions: Chopped up greens (You can use your favorite pre-packaged greens) Cut up cooked barbequed chicken Corn (Can use canned or fresh off the cob) Diced avocado Chopped tomatoes Sliced Cucumber Vinaigrette dressing (homemade or store bought but lite, low calorie, would be good) mix with a few tablespoons of barbeque sauce that’s […]

Recipe of the Week: Oven Roasted Carrots

Recipe of the Week: Oven Roasted Carrots

  Ingredients: Fresh carrots, peeled (Albertson’s carries fresh baby carrots pictured here) Garlic salt and fresh ground pepper to taste Light Olive Oil Directions: Place carrots on cookie sheet Salt and pepper, sprinkle with Olive Oil Roast at 450 degrees for 25 minutes, checking often, flipping with spatula until done (Some ovens cook faster so […]

Recipe of the Week: Summer Pasta

Recipe of the Week: Summer Pasta

It’s easy, versatile and light for a summer evening Dice heirloom or cherry tomatoes (more flavor and they are in season) Cook angel hair pasta following package directions (You can use thicker pasta but this my favorite) Saute minced garlic in light virgin olive oil Add cooked pasta and saute until coated Remove from heat. […]

Recipe of the Week: Blackberry Salad with light raspberry dressing

Recipe of the Week: Blackberry Salad with light raspberry dressing

  Ingredients: One bag baby spinach or mixed spring greens 2 green onions cut into small pieces Walnuts broken into pieces One package low fat goat cheese feta crumbles Blackberries One avocado scooped and the meat cut into pieces Girard’s Light Raspberry dressing (delicious!)    Directions: Toss all the ingredients together – Instant summer bliss! […]

Recipe of the Week: Healthy and Easy Baked Salmon

Recipe of the Week: Healthy and Easy Baked Salmon

Cover the salmon with lemon juice  Cover the salmon with sesame seeds (in the spice section) Sprinkle with salmon with “Chef Paul Prudhomme’s” Magic seasoning Blend’s seafood. You can find it at any grocery store in the spice section. Cook at 450 for about 20 minutes and voila!! Barbara Gibson, Moorpark ============================================ Have a favorite […]

Recipe of the Week: Macaroni Salad

Recipe of the Week: Macaroni Salad

                    Ingredients: It’s quick. It’s easy and it will be great for family gatherings. 1 cup cooked macaroni 1 1/2 green onion chopped 1 green bell pepper chopped 1 1/2 Tablespoon chopped pimento 2 sweet pickles chopped Directions: Boil macaroni until done.  Drain.  Add onion, bell […]

Recipe of the Week: Easiest Appetizer Ever—Cream Cheese and Salsa

Recipe of the Week: Easiest Appetizer Ever—Cream Cheese and Salsa

                  First had this at a neighbor’s house.  Thought, “Oh my, is that good…and better yet, even I could make it!” Ingredients: 8oz block of cream cheese Jar of your favorite salsa Crackers Directions: Dump the salsa on the block of cream cheese and dip! Told you […]

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