Sunday, January 27, 2008

No Bake Cookies (1.5 points)

( These cookies have a bit of an aftertaste because of the splenda. I would suggest maybe using 1/2 c. sugar & 1/2 c. splenda and adding more points to the recipe.)

Yields: 2 dozen


1 c. splenda
1/4 c. margarine..approved butter
2 tbs. cocoa
1/4 c. milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/4 c. natural peanut butter
1 1/2 cups oats

*Boil first 4 ingredients; remove from heat and add:
*Stir all together and place by spoonfuls on wax paper or aluminum foil.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Manwich Tater Tot Casserole (6.5 points)

Yields: 8 Servings


56 Tater Tots
1 lb. lean ground beef
1/2 c. chopped onion
1 green pepper chopped
1 -1/2 c. frozen corn
2 can (16 oz) Manwich
1 -1/2 c. RF shredded cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 350. Spray a 9"x13" baking dish with Pam.

Brown ground beef and onion; drain.

Stir in Manwich and heat through. Add corn.

Arrange Tater Tots in a single layer in bottom of baking dish.

Top with Manwich mixture. Sprinkle with cheese.

Bake 30-40 minutes.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Baked Hoisin Chicken Buns (3 Points, 4 Points Plus)


Cooking spray
12 ounces skinless boneless chicken thighs
1/4 cup finely chopped green onions
1 1/2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
1 tablespoon oyster sauce
2 teaspoons rice vinegar
9 frozen white roll dough pieces thawed (such as Rich's)
1 large egg lightly beaten
1 teaspoon sesame seeds toasted


Heat a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add chicken; cook 4 minutes on each side or until done. Cool slightly; shred meat with 2 forks. Place chicken in a medium bowl. Add green onions, hoisin sauce, oyster sauce, and vinegar; toss well to combine.

Roll each dough piece into a 4-inch circle on a lightly floured surface. Spoon about 2 tablespoons chicken mixture into center of each dough circle. Gather edges of dough over filling; pinch to seal. Place the filled dough, seam sides down, on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Lightly coat filled dough with cooking spray. Cover and let rise 20 minutes.

Preheat oven to 375°.

Uncover filled dough. Gently brush with egg; discard remaining egg. Sprinkle evenly with sesame seeds. Bake at 375° for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.

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Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Motz's Homemade Macaroni and Cheese (5 Points)

Serving size = Approx. 3/4 cup
Yields: 8 Servings


2 cups elbow macaroni
2 tablespoons Reduced Fat butter
1 tablespoon Flour
2 cups Skim milk
1/2 pound Reduced Fat Cheddar cheese shredded
1/2 small Onion
1 teaspoon Salt
1/3 cup Bread crumbs

Cook macaroni, drain, and set aside.

Melt butter or margarine in saucepan. Add onion, flour and then milk. Add salt. (Don't forget the salt!) Heat on medium-high while stirring constantly. When mixture is at a rolling boil, add ¾ of the cheese. (save the other ¼ for the top.) I recommend adding the cheese a little bit at a time so it melts nice and soft. Also be sure to keep mixture at rolling boil while adding cheese or it may not melt correctly.

Put macaroni in large bowl or casserole dish. (I use a 2L round glass dish.) Pour cheese sauce over mixture; stir. Top with remaining cheese and breadcrumbs. Bake uncovered in 400º oven for 35-40 minutes.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Chocolate-peanut Butter Snack Cake (6.5 Points)


1 package fat-free chocolate snack cake mix such as Betty Crocker sweet rewards
3/4 cup water
1/2 cup Dry roasted peanuts
1/4 cup peanut butter chips
1 large egg lightly beaten
nonstick cooking spray
1 cup miniature marshmallows

1. Preheat oven to 375 2. Combine first 5 ingredients in a bowl; stir with a whisk. Pour into a9-inch square baking pan coated with cooking spray; sprinkle marshmallows over batter. Bake 375 for 30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Yield: 8 servings.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Garlic Chicken Kiev ( 4.5 Points)

Yields: 6 Servings


3 tablespoon reduced-fat margarine softened
1 tablespoon snipped fresh chives or parsley
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
6 small skinless boneless chicken breast halves
about 3 pounds
2 cups corn flakes crushed about 1
2 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup skim milk

Mix margarine, chives and garlic powder; shape into rectangle, 3 × 2inches.Cover and freeze until firm, about 30 minutes. Remove excess fat fromchicken; flatten each chicken breast half to 1/4-inch thickness betweenwaxed paper or plastic wrap.

Heat oven to 425º. Cut margarine mixture crosswise into 6 pieces. Place 1piece on center of each chicken breast. Fold long sides over margarine;foldup ends and secure with wooden pick. Mix corn flakes, parsley and paprika.Dip chicken into buttermilk; lightly and evenly coat with corn flakemixture. Place chicken breasts, seam sides down, in square pan, 9 × 9 × 2inches, sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Bake uncovered until chickenisdone, about 35 minutes.

Microwave Directions: Prepare chicken as directed. Arrange coated chickenbreasts, seam sides down, on microwavable rack in microwavable dish.Microwave uncovered on High 4 minutes; rotate dish 1/2 turn. Microwaveuntilchicken is done, 4 to 6 minutes longer. Let stand uncovered 5 minutes.

Friday, January 4, 2008


8 Servings


1 lb. lean ground beef
1/4 medium onion chopped
1 c. reduced-fat shredded cheddar cheese
5 oz. FF cream of mushroom soup
5 oz. Cheddar cheese soup
12 oz. frozen French fried potatoes

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Cook ground beef and onion in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Stir occasionally, cooking until beef is no longer pink and onion is translucent.
Drain off excess grease, and season with salt, pepper and garlic powder.
Return to the heat and stir in the soups until well blended.
Heat through and remove from stove.
Transfer mixture to a 9"x9" baking dish.
Cover the ground beef with a layer of French fries.
Bake 45-50 minutes.
When the fries are golden brown, remove the casserole from the oven and sprinkle cheese over the top.
Return to oven and bake just until cheese is melted.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Fantastic French Toast (2 Points, 2 Points Plus)

Yields: 6 Servings


2 eggs
1/2 cup nonfat milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
6 slices whole wheat bread
syrup or other toppings

1. Preheat the griddle over medium heat, or set an electric frying pan at 375 degrees.
2. Put eggs, milk, and vanilla in a pie pan or shallow bowl and beat with a fork until well mixed.
3. Grease the griddle or pan with a thin layer of oil.
4. Dip both sides of bread, one slice at a time, in the egg mixture and cook on the hot griddle or frying pan.
5. Cook on one side until golden brown. Turn the bread over to cook the other side. It will take about 4 minutes on each side.
6. Serve with syrup, applesauce, fruit slices, or jam.
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