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Sunday, October 18, 2009

*Green Bean Bake*

Hello everyone! Today's recipe is Green Bean Bake. This is a lot like the old fashioned Green bean casserole, except this has cheese instead of milk. My friends just love this casserole when they come over for dinner. After the first time they ate it they requested it a lot. Well enjoy!

*Green Bean Bake*

Servings: 6

2 9 Oz. Pkg. Frozen French Cut Green Beans, Drained
1 10¾ Oz. Can Condensed cream Of Mushroom Soup
½ Cup Cheddar Cheese, Shredded
1 2 Oz. Jar. Diced Pimiento, Drained
1 2.8 Oz. Can French's-Fried Onions

Preheat oven at 350°F.
Cook green beans according to package instructions; drain well.
In a casserole dish the soup, cheese, and pimiento. Mix in green beans and bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until bubbly. Sprinkle with french fried onions and bake for 5 more minutes. Serve and enjoy!

Per Serving: 211 Cal (64% from Fat, 8% from Protein, 28% from Carb); 4 g Protein; 15 g Tot Fat; 7 g Sat Fat; 1 g Mono Fat; 1 g Poly Fat; 14 g Carb; 2 g Fiber; 3 g Sugar; 91 mg Calcium; 0 mg Iron; 235 mg Sodium; 12 mg Cholesterol.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

*Alfredo Green Beans* (Diabetic)

Hello everyone! Today's diabetic recipe is Alfredo Green Beans. This one is a good one for the holiday's. This is low-fat, low-sodium, and low-carb. Once you subtract the fiber from the carbs, it's only 10 carbs. Well enjoy!


*Alfredo Green Beans*

Servings: 8

1 cooking spray
5 Cups Snap green Beans, cut frozen, 20 Oz.
1½ Cups red bell peppers, chopped,
2 medium peppers10 Oz. Alfredo Sauce, light, refrigerated
1 Cup onion, chopped, 1 large
¾ Cup Almonds, Chopped
¼ Tsp. garlic salt
½ Cup Croutons, Seasoned,parmeson Flavor, Crushed

Lightly coat a 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Mix in a large bowl all ingredient, except croutons. Spoon bean mixture into prepared slow cooker.
Cover and cook, low-heat setting for 5 to 6 hours or high-heat setting for 2 1/2 to 3 hours. Serve and sprinkle each serving with croutons. Enjoy!

Per Serving: 133 Cal (46% from Fat, 15% from Protein, 39% from Carb); 5 g Protein; 7 g Tot Fat; 1 g Sat Fat; 4 g Mono Fat; 2 g Poly Fat; 14 g Carb; 4 g Fiber; 3 g Sugar; 72 mg Calcium; 2 mg Iron; 22 mg Sodium; 0 mg Cholesterol.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

*Eggnog*

Hello everyone! Today's recipe is an old fashioned Eggnog. We serve this to company during the holiday's. Home made is always better than store bought. Well enjoy!

*Eggnog*

Servings: 10

Note: This is custard based Serves 10, 4 oz. each. If you add the Rum you get about 2 more servings.

4 Cup milk
1/8 Tsp. cloves, Or Less
1/4 Tsp. cinnamon
1 Tsp. vanilla
12 egg yolks
1 1/2 Cups sugar
4 Cups light cream
¼ Tsp. ground nutmeg
2 Tsp. vanilla
2 1/2 Cups light rum, Optional
12 egg whites
¼ Cup Sugar

Combine milk, cloves, cinnamon and the 1 tsp. of vanilla in a large saucepan. Heat on low for five minutes. Slowly bring to a boil. In a large bowl, Whisk egg yolks and sugar together until fluffy. Slowly whisk the hot milk mixture into the egg yolks, a little at a time. Pour back into the saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, for about 3 minutes, or until thick. Be careful not to let it boil. Strain into a large pitcher, cover and let cool for about an hour. Stir in cream, nutmeg, and 2 tsp. of vanilla. Stir in rum, if desired. Beat egg whites until stiff and slowly add the 1/4 c sugar. Gently fold into the egg nog. Refrigerate overnight. Serve and enjoy!
Light Rum is not included in nutrition value:
Per Serving: 362 Cal (64% from Fat, 20% from Protein, 16% from Carb); 18 g Protein; 25 g Tot Fat; 13 g Sat Fat; 8 g Mono Fat; 2 g Poly Fat; 14 g Carb; 0 g Fiber; 13 g Sugar; 256 mg Calcium; 1 mg Iron; 269 mg Sodium; 314 mg Cholesterol.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

*Holiday Eggnog* (Diabetic)

Hello everyone! Today's diabetic recipe is Holiday Eggnog. With the holiday's coming up, I thaught I should start posting a beverage for all of you. This one is one of the more popular ones. Enjoy!

*Holiday Eggnog*

Servings: 8

This is nonalcoholic, but if you want alcohol in this add 1 to 3 tablespoon of light rum and 1 to 3 tablespoons of bourbon. This is low-fat and low-carb.

2 Cups skim milk+
2 Cups Skim Milk, For Later, Chilled
2 Tbls. cornstarch
½ Cup Splenda, Or More
1 8 Oz. Carton Frozen Egg Product, Thawed
1 Tsp. vanilla Extract
½ Tsp. ground cinnamon
¼ Tsp ground nutmeg

In a medium saucepan mix together 2 cups milk, cornstarch, and Splenda; heat to boiling. Boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly.JIn a bowl mix about half of the milk mixture into egg product; return egg mixture to remaining milk in saucepan. Cook over low heat until slightly thickened, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla and cinnamon. Cool to room temperature; refrigerate until chilled. Stir 2 cups chilled milk into custard mixture; serve in small glasses. Sprinkle with nutmeg. Makes 8 4oz.servings.

Per Serving: 86 Cal (28% from Fat, 31% from Protein, 41% from Carb); 7 g Protein; 3 g Tot Fat; 1 g Sat Fat; 1 g Mono Fat; 0 g Poly Fat; 9 g Carb; 0 g Fiber; 0 g Sugar; 156 mg Calcium; 1 mg Iron; 94 mg Sodium; 110 mg Cholesterol.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

*Lime Zingers*

Hello everyone! Today's recipe is Lime Zingers. The hazelnuts and taste of lime with a sweetness in these cookies and with the frosting , sooooooooooo gooood! Enjoy!

*Lime Zingers*

Servings: 72 cookies

Cookies:
1 Cup Butter
½ Cup Sugar
3 Tsp. Lime Zest, Finely Shredded
¼ Cup Lime Juice,
2 Limes
1 Tsp. Vanilla Extract
2¼ Cups All Purpose Flour
¾ Cup Hazelnuts, Finely Chopped

Frosting:
4 Oz. Cream Cheese, Softened
1 Cup Powdered Sugar
1½ Tbls. Lime Juice
1 Tsp. Vanilla Extract
2 Or So Drops Food Coloring, To Desired Color

Cookies:
Preheat oven at 350°F.
With an electric mixer, beat butter for 30 seconds. Add sugar and beat till combined. Beat in lime zest, lime juice, and vanilla. Beat in as much flour as you can, Stir in remaining flour and nuts.
Divide the dough in half. On a lightly floured surface roll each half of the dough to about ¼ inch thick. Cut into desired shapes, using 1 or 2 inch cookie cutters. Place on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until a golden brown. Transfer to a wire rack till cool.

Frosting:
With an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese, lime juice, and vanilla on medium speed till smooth. Tint the frosting with food coloring as desired.Frost cookies and enjoy!


Per Serving: 69 Cal (58% from Fat, 5% from Protein, 37% from Carb); 1 g Protein; 5 g Tot Fat; 2 g Sat Fat; 2 g Mono Fat; 0 g Poly Fat; 7 g Carb; 0 g Fiber; 3 g Sugar; 6 mg Calcium; 0 mg Iron; 5 mg Sodium; 9 mg Cholesterol.

Monday, October 12, 2009

*Blissfully Chocolaty Cookies* (Diabetic)

Hello everyone! Today's diabetic recipe is Blissfully Chocolaty Cookies. This recipe is different from most recipe's, no flour and very low in carbs and fat. Well enjoy!

*Blissfully Chocolaty Cookies*

Servings: 24

½ Cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1/8 Tsp. Salt½ Cup Splenda, Divided
3 Lg. Egg Whites
¼ Tsp. Cream Of Tartar
1 Tsp. Vanilla Extract1 Tbls. Powdered Sugar

Preheat oven at 300°F.
Line 2 baking sheets with Tin Foil. Set aside.
In a bowl, sift together cocoa, salt, and ¼ cup of Splenda.
In a large bowl, Beat egg whites and Cream of Tartar with an electric mixer at medium speed, until soft peaks form. Beat in the remaining Splenda a little at a time, Until the meringue is glossy and stiff peaks form.
Fold in vanilla and cocoa mixture.Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls about 1" apart apart on the baking sheet.Bake, for chewy cookies, 25 minutes or for crisp cookies 40 minutes. Sprinkle with powdered sugar when cookies are cooled. Enjoy!

Per Serving: 8 Cal (16% from Fat, 23% from Protein, 61% from Carb); 1 g Protein; 0 g Tot Fat; 0 g Sat Fat; 0 g Mono Fat; 0 g Poly Fat; 2 g Carb; 1 g Fiber; 0 g Sugar; 3 mg Calcium; 0 mg Iron; 20 mg Sodium; 0 mg Cholesterol.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

*Apple-Cheese Popovers*

Hello everyone! Today's recipe is Apple-Cheese Popovers. These are pretty good and easy to make. You could make this into a diabetic recipe if you use low-fat ingredients instead and use unsalted butter, Enjoy!

*Apple-Cheese Popovers*

Makes 8 servings.

Butter-flavored cooking spray
1 tart apple, such as Pippin, Granny Smith, or Fuji, peeled, cored, and chopped
1/3 C. sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
2 large eggs
1 C. all-purpose flour
1/8 tsp. salt
1 C. low fat milk
1 Tbls. Butter, or margarine melted

Preheat oven at 450*F.
Lightly coat 8 popover cups with cooking spray. Place 1 Tbls. each of the apple and cheese at the bottom of each popover cup. Sprinkle cinnamon over apple and cheese mixture. In a food processor or a blender, Mix eggs, flour, and salt. Process until well blended. While the machine is running, add milk and butter through the feed tube. Process until smooth. Fill the cup about two-thirds full with the batter. Bake for 15 minutes, reduce oven temperature to 350*F., and continue to bake for another 20 minutes until popovers are puffed and golden brown. Let cool at least 15 minutes, then remove from pan.

Per Serving: 134 Cal (35% from Fat, 18% from Protein, 47% from Carb); 6 g Protein; 5 g Tot Fat; 3 g Sat Fat; 2 g Mono Fat; 0 g Poly Fat; 15 g Carb; 1 g Fiber; 2 g Sugar; 92 mg Calcium; 0 mg Iron; 109 mg Sodium; 72 mg Cholesterol

Saturday, October 10, 2009

*Mocha Dream Puffs* (Diabetic)

Hello everyone! Today's diabetic recipe is Mocha Dream Puffs. These are so good. You can serve these at party's or any time. They are really easy to make too. Well enjoy!

*Mocha Dream Puffs* (diabetic)

Servings: 8

Cooking Spray
½ Cup Water
2 Tbls. Butter
½ Cup All-Purpose Flour
2 Eggs
1 1 Oz. Pkg. Sugar-Free Instant Chocolate Pudding Mix
2 Cups Non-Fat Milk
3 Tsp. Coffee Crystals

Lightly coat a baking sheet with the cooking spray; set aside.
Pre heat oven at 400°F.
In a small sauce pan mix together the water and butter and bring to a boil. Add flour, stirring vigorously. cook and stir till mixture forms a ball. Let cool for 10 minutes. With a wooden spoon, add one egg at a time, beating well.
Drop eight mounds of mixture three inches apart on baking sheet.Bake in oven for thirty minutes or until golden brown.Transfer to a wire rack and cool. Cut puffs in half and remove soft dough from the inside.
For the filling: Meanwhile, stir coffee crystals into milk. Prepare pudding mix according to package directions using the coffee milk.Arrange puffs in an air tight container. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
To serve, spoon about 1/4 cup of pudding mixture into the bottom half of puffs. Place tops back on. If Desired, sprinkle with powdered sugar or cocoa powder. Enjoy!

Per Serving: 119 Cal (35% from Fat, 16% from Protein, 49% from Carb); 5 g Protein; 4 g Tot Fat; 2 g Sat Fat; 1 g Mono Fat; 0 g Poly Fat; 14 g Carb; 0 g Fiber; 3 g Sugar; 135 mg Calcium; 0 mg Iron; 253 mg Sodium; 70 mg Cholesterol.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

*Supreme Biscuits*

Hello everyone! Today's recipe is Supreme Biscuits. A friend of mine had Keith and I over for breakfast one morning and she served these biscuits with sausage gravy. These biscuits where so tender and flaky. I asked her for the recipe, so I want to share this recipe with you. Well enjoy!

*Supreme Biscuits*

Servings: 10

2 cups All-Purpose flour
1 tbls. Baking Powder
1 tbls. sugar
1/2 tsp. Cream of Tarter
1/4 tsp. Salt
1/2 cup Butter, or Margarine
2/3 cup milk

Preheat oven at 450*F.
Combine flour, baking powder, sugar, cream of tarter, and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Make a well in the center and add milk all at once. Stir just until moistened.
Turn the dough out onto a floured surface Kneed dough 10 to 12 times
or until nearly smooth. Lightly roll dough out to 1/2 inch
thickness. Using a floured 2 1/2 inch biscuit cutter, cut out
biscuits.On an ungreased baking sheet, place biscuits 1 inch apart. Bake for
10 to 12 minutes or till golden brown. Remove biscuits from baking
sheet and serve them hot.Enjoy!

Per Serving: 184 Cal (47% from Fat, 7% from Protein, 46% from Carb); 3 g Protein; 10 g Tot Fat; 6 g Sat Fat; 2 g Mono Fat; 0 g Poly Fat; 21 g Carb; 1 g Fiber; 3 g Sugar; 107 mg Calcium; 0 mg Iron; 216 mg Sodium; 26 mg Cholesterol.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

*Angel Biscuits* (Diabetic)

Hello everyone! Today's diabetic recipe is Angel Biscuits. Occasionally biscuits are a great accommodation to a meal. These are good. You just have to remember to not over kneed them. If you do they come out hard and these biscuits should be flaky. Well enjoy!

*Angel Biscuits*

Servings: 24 biscuits.

5 cups all-purpose flour
2 tabls. Honey
3 tabls. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 cup vegetable shortening
1 0.25-oz. pkg. active dry yeast, or 2 1/2 tsp. Bread Machine Yeast
3 tabls. warm water
2 cups buttermilk, or 1% milk


Preheat oven at 450F.
Grease a baking sheet and set aside. In a mixing bowl sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Cut in shortening to resemble small peas; set aside. Dissolve yeast in warm water (105-115F). Add yeast and buttermilk to flour mixture and mix with a fork to make a soft dough. Knead just till dough is mixed (over mixing will cause biscuits to be hard). Roll dough out on a floured surface. Cut out with a biscuit cutter. Place on greased
baking sheet and bake until golden, about 10 minutes.
Makes 24 biscuits.

Per Serving: 190 Cal (43% from Fat, 8% from Protein, 49% from Carb); 4 g Protein; 9 g Tot Fat; 4 g Sat Fat; 4 g Mono Fat; 1 g Poly Fat; 23 g Carb; 1 g Fiber; 3 g Sugar; 126 mg Calcium; 0 mg Iron; 330 mg Sodium; 6 mg Cholesterol.

Monday, October 5, 2009

*Horseradish Bacon Dip*

Hello everyone! Today's recipe is Horseradish Bacon Dip. If you like your dips a little warm and creamy, this is the one for you. This is great with every thing. Well enjoy!

*Horseradish Bacon Dip*

Servings: 16

Makes: 2 cups, 2 tbls. per Servings

8 Oz. Cream Cheese, softened
1/4 Cup Mayonnaise
1/3 Cup prepared horseradish
½ Cup Green onions, Chopped
1/4 Cup Bacon, Crumbled

Mix all of the ingredients together with an electric mixer.
refrigerate for 1 hour and enjoy!

Per Serving: 78 Cal (88% from Fat, 6% from Protein, 6% from Carb); 1
g Protein; 8 g Tot Fat; 3 g Sat Fat; 1 g Mono Fat; 0 g Poly Fat; 1 g
Carb; 0 g Fiber; 0 g Sugar; 16 mg Calcium; 0 mg Iron; 79 mg Sodium;
17 mg Cholesterol.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

*Garlic Spinach Dip* (diabetic)

Hello everyone! Today's diabetic recipe is Garlic Spinach Dip. I thought I would post a dip because I haven't done any for quite a while. I have another dip I posted that is really good and fun to do. Spinach dips are really popular around here in the north west. Until tomorrow.

*Garlic Spinach Dip*

Servings: 16, 2 tablespoons each

½ Cup Fat-Free Ricotta Cheese
¼ Cup Fat-Free Sour Cream
2½ Tbls. Orange Juice
1 10 Oz. Pkg. Frozen Spinach, Chopped, Thawed And Squeezed Dry
¼ Cup Green Onions, Chopped
¼ Cup Fresh Basil, Chopped
2½ Tbls.Fresh Oregano, Chopped
3 Cloves Garlic, Minced
¼ Tsp. Ground Nutmeg
1/8 Tsp. Hot Pepper Sauce
Salt And Pepper, To Taste

In a food processor or blender, combine the cheese, sour cream, and orange juice. Add the remaining ingredients, except the salt and pepper. Process until smooth, stopping occasionally to scrape down the sides of the container. Add salt and pepper.Put mixture into a bowl, cover, and refrigerate 1 hour or over night.
Makes 2 cups

Per Serving: 27 Cal (37% from Fat, 26% from Protein, 36% from Carb); 2 g Protein; 1 g Tot Fat; 1 g Sat Fat; 0 g Mono Fat; 0 g Poly Fat; 3 g Carb; 1 g Fiber; 0 g Sugar; 75 mg Calcium; 1 mg Iron; 31 mg Sodium; 4 mg Cholesterol.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

*Crispy Pea Salad*

Hello everyone! Today's recipe is Crispy Pea Salad. You can use frozen peas instead of fresh. If you use frozen be sure to pat them dry before putting them in the bowl. Crisp bacon chopped up can also be stirred in to the salad just before serving. Well enjoy!


*Crispy Pea Salad*

Servings: 8

Note: Salad dressing is not included in the nutrition value.

1 Lb. fresh peas, shelled (2 cups)
8 Oz. cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 Cup celery, chopped
1 Cup Iceberg lettuce, shredded
1/4 Cup green bell pepper, chopped
1/3 Cup light mayonnaise
1 Tbls. raspberry vinaigrette Salad dressing
1 Tsp. Italian seasoning
1/4 Tsp. ground black pepper

In large bowl, combine peas, cheese, celery, lettuce and green pepper; lightly toss. In a small bowl, mix mayonnaise, vinaigrette, Italian seasoning and black pepper.Pour on salad mixture and lightly toss until coated. Cover and refrigerate 4 to 24 hours.

Per Serving: 189 Cal (55% from Fat, 22% from Protein, 23% from Carb); 11 g Protein; 12 g Tot Fat; 6 g Sat Fat; 3 g Mono Fat; 2 g Poly Fat; 11 g Carb; 4 g Fiber; 0 g Sugar; 226 mg Calcium; 1 mg Iron; 417 mg Sodium; 32 mg Cholesterol.

Friday, October 2, 2009

*Mediterranean Beef Salad W/ Lemon Vinaigrette* (Diabetic)

Hello everyone! Today's diabetic recipe is Mediterranean Beef Salad W/ Lemon Vinaigrette. I never use to like salads until these last few monthes. I really like them now. Well I hope you enjoy!

*Mediterranean Beef Salad W/ Lemon Vinaigrette*

Servings: 4

Salad:
1 Lb. Boneless Beef Top Sirloin Steack, Cut 1" Thick
¼ Tsp. Salt
1/8 Tsp. Black Pepper
4 Cups Romain Lettuce Leaves
½ Cucumber, Peeled, Halved And Chopped
2 Tbls. Parsley, Chopped
2 Roasted Red Peppers, Chopped
½ Sm. Red Onion, Thinly Sliced And Separated Into Rings
1 Cup Cherry Tomatoes, Halved
1 Cup Feta Cheese, Crumbled

Lemon Vinaigrette:
¼ Cup Olive Oil
½ Tsp. Lemon Zest
3 Tbls. Lemon Juice
1 Tsp. Oregano, Dried, Crushed Or 1 Tbls. Fresh Snipped
2 Cloves Garlic, Minced

Salad:
Trim the fat from steak. Sprinkle steak with salt and pepper. Place steak on unheated rack of a broiler pan. broil 3-4 inches from the heat until desired doneness, turning once halfway through broiling time. 20-22 minutes for medium doneness (145°)F.Thinly slice steak.
In a large bowl combine the lettuce, cucumber, parsley, red pepper, onion, tomatoes, meat, and feta cheese. Set aside.

Lemon Vinaigrette:
In a large screw top jar combine olive oil, zest, lemon juice, oragono, and garlic. Cover and shake well. Season to taste with salt and black pepper. Pour over salad and toss well. Serve and enjoy!

Per Serving: 412 Cal (58% from Fat, 31% from Protein, 11% from Carb); 32 g Protein; 27 g Tot Fat; 9 g Sat Fat; 14 g Mono Fat; 2 g Poly Fat; 12 g Carb; 2 g Fiber; 4 g Sugar; 255 mg Calcium; 3 mg Iron; 712 mg Sodium; 81 mg Cholesterol.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

*Pumpkin Soup*

Hello everyone! Today's recipe is Pumpkin Soup. This is a little different from most of the pumpkin soup recipes I have seen on the Internet or in cook books. Well, I hope you enjoy this.


*Pumpkin Soup*

Servings: 5

3 Cups Canned pumpkin, Not Pie Filling Or use Fresh Mashed
2 Cups chicken broth
1/8 Tsp. Black pepper, To Taste
1/8 Tsp. Salt, To Taste
1 Tsp. Sage, Dried And Crushed
½ Cup Parmesan Cheese, Grated
1 Cup Rice, Uncooked

Pour pumpkin in pot and add chicken broth, salt, pepper, sage, and rice. Cook for 15 to 20 minutes or till rice is tender, stirring occasionally. Add cheese and Serve with hot French
bread.

Per Serving: 128 Cal (25% from Fat, 24% from Protein, 51% from Carb); 8 g Protein; 4 g Tot Fat; 2 g Sat Fat; 1 g Mono Fat; 0 g Poly Fat; 17 g Carb; 2 g Fiber; 2 g Sugar; 146 mg Calcium; 2 mg Iron; 867 mg Sodium; 9 mg Cholesterol.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

*Ham, Potato And Green Bean Soup* (Diabetic)

Hello everyone! Today's diabetic recipe is Ham, Potato And Green Bean Soup. Soup is a great comfort food, especially during those really cold day's. this is really quick to make. Well enjoy!


*Ham, Potato And Green Bean Soup*

Servings: 4

3 Cloves Garlic, Minced
2 lg. Potatoes, Quartered Lengthwise, Sliced ¼" Thick
1 Lg. Onion, Chopped
4 Oz. Ham, Cubed
1½ Cups, Chicken Broth
1½ Cups Water
1½ Tsp. Marjoram, Dried And Crushed
½ Tsp. Black Pepper
12 Oz.Fresh Green Beans, Cut In Half
3 Med. Carrots, Peeled And Sliced
1/3 Cup Light Sour Cream

In a large sauce pan, combine the garlic, potatoes, onion, ham, broth, water, marjoram, and the pepper. On a burner heated to high, bring mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer, stirring occasionally, until potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes.
Mash potatoes slightly. Break them up to give soup a chunky texture.
Add carrots and green beans. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes. Add the sour cream and simmer, stirring constantly, until soup is slightly thickened and creamy. Serve and enjoy!
Makes 4 servings

Per Serving: 145 Cal (19% from Fat, 28% from Protein, 53% from Carb); 11 g Protein; 3 g Tot Fat; 1 g Sat Fat; 1 g Mono Fat; 0 g Poly Fat; 20 g Carb; 5 g Fiber; 4 g Sugar; 64 mg Calcium; 2 mg Iron; 614 mg Sodium; 12 mg Cholesterol.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

*Mocha Custards*

Hello everyone! Today's recipe is Mocha Custards. Coffee is one of my down falls and chocolate of course. I collect a lot of coffee recipes. Some I like and some I don't like. This one is a good one. Enjoy!



*Mocha Custards*

Servings: 6

Note: may be made 1 day in advance and kept covered and chilled.

½ Cup sugar
1/3 Cup semisweet chocolate, chopped fine
5 Lg. Egg yolks
1 Lg. Egg2 Cups milk
2 Tbls. Instant espresso powder
1/8 Tsp. Salt
1½ Tsp. Vanilla extract
¾ Cup Whipped cream


In a small skillet, cook ¼ cup of the sugar over medium heat, stirring with a fork, until it is melted and golden caramel in color. carefully pour ¼ cup water it into the side of the
skillet and simmer the mixture, stirring, until the caramel is dissolved. Remove from heat and stir in chocolate until it is melted. Preheat oven at 300°F. Scald the milk in a small sauce pan. In a bowl, whisk the yolks and the whole egg with the remaining ¼ cup sugar and whisk in the chocolate mixture. Slowly whisk in the scalded milk. Add the espresso powder, vanilla and salt. Strain the custard through a fine sieve into another bowl, skim the froth off and divide the custard among six ramekins. Put ramekins in a baking pan and add enough hot water to reach 1/3 up the sides of the ramekins. Cover pan tightly with foil. Bake custards in the middle of the preheated oven until they are just set or for40-45 minutes.Let them cool completely, uncovered. Chill, covered, for 3 hours before serving. Garnish each custard with 2 tablespoons of
whipped cream.

Per Serving: 253 Cal (47% from Fat, 10% from Protein, 43% from Carb); 7 g Protein; 13 g Tot Fat; 7 g Sat Fat; 5 g Mono Fat; 1 g Poly Fat; 28 g Carb; 1 g Fiber; 26 g Sugar; 154 mg Calcium; 1 mg Iron; 112 mg Sodium; 228 mg Cholesterol.

Monday, September 28, 2009

*Chocolate Bread Pudding* (Diabetic)

Hello everyone! Today's diabetic recipe is Chocolate Bread Pudding. I haven't tried this yet, but it sounds really good. I like the regular bread pudding and I love chocolate. I think this would be good with about 1 teaspoon of cinnamon or more.Well enjoy!

*Chocolate Bread Pudding*

Servings: 15, 1/2 cup each.

10 Slices Stale Bread, Crusts Trimmed Off, Cut in ¾-Inch Cubes
7½ Cups 1% Milk
6 squares Bittersweet Chocolate
½ Tsp. Salt
6 Eggs, 2 Of Them Separated
2 Cups Splenda
2 Tbls. Vanilla Extract
½ Tsp. Almond Extract


Preheat oven at 400°F.In a medium sauce pan, place milk, chocolate, and salt in it and
heat until chocolate is melted. Blend the mixture well with a
mixer.Put the 4 eggs and 2 egg yolks in a large bowl and beat slightly, stirring in 1½ cups of Splenda.Gradually stir in the chocolate milk mixture, vanilla extract,
and almond extract.Stir the bread cubes into this mixture and let stand 10-15
minutes.Pour into a large casserole dish, set in a pan with enough hot
water to come halfway up the casserole dish. Bake 1 hour in oven.When the pudding is almost done, beat the egg whites until stiff
but not dry, adding the remaining Splenda gradually. Spread
meringue on the pudding and bake for 5-10 minutes longer, or
until the meringue is a light golden brown. Serve warm or cold.
Enjoy!

Per Serving: 208 Cal (38% from Fat, 18% from Protein, 44% from Carb); 11 g Protein; 10 g Tot Fat; 5 g Sat Fat; 3 g Mono Fat; 1 g Poly Fat; 27 g Carb; 3 g Fiber; 9 g Sugar; 187 mg Calcium; 3 mg Iron; 284 mg Sodium; 104 mg Cholesterol.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

*Creamy Peas And Potatoes*

Hello everyone! Today's recipe is Creamy Peas And Potatoes. Here is an old fashioned comfort food that I grew up eating. My kids loved these. I still like to make them. Well I hope you enjoy!

*Creamy Peas And Potatoes*

Servings: 6

1 Tbls. Butter
1 Tbls. Flour
¼ Tsp. Salt
1 Cup Milk3 Cups Red Potatoes, Cubed And Cooked
1 10 Oz. Pkg. Frozen Peas, Cooked And Drained

Melt the butter in a medium sauce pan; Stir in flour and salt.
Gradually whisk in milk and cook until thick and bubbly.
Add in cooked potatoes and peas; heat through. Serve
and enjoy!

Per Serving: 139 Cal (19% from Fat, 17% from Protein, 64% from
Carb); 6 g Protein; 3 g Tot Fat; 2 g Sat Fat; 1 g Mono Fat; 0 g
Poly Fat; 23 g Carb; 4 g Fiber; 3 g Sugar; 79 mg Calcium; 1 mg
Iron; 295 mg Sodium; 8 mg Cholesterol.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

*Sweet And Sour Carrots*

Hello everyone! Today's diabetic recipe is Sweet And Sour Carrots. I don't have to make my grandchildren eat these, they eat them with out an argument. I like them too. Well enjoy!

*Sweet And Sour Carrots*

Servings: 4

2 Cups Baby Carrots
1 Cup Water
2½ Tbls. Honey
2½ Tbls. Dijon Mustard

Microwave carrots on high in the water for 5 minutes,then drain. Stir in the remaining ingredients while carrots are hot. Enjoy!

Per Serving: 76 Cal (2% from Fat, 4% from Protein, 95% from
Carb); 1 g Protein; 0 g Tot Fat; 0 g Sat Fat; 0 g Mono Fat; 0 g
Poly Fat; 17 g Carb; 2 g Fiber; 14 g Sugar; 23 mg Calcium; 0 mg
Iron; 158 mg Sodium; 0 mg Cholesterol.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

*Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies*

Hello everyone! Today's recipe is Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies. These have cranberries, white chocolate chips, Oats and raisins. There are a few healthy ingredients in this cookie recipe. I try to stick with the more healthy cookies when I can, but we all have are down falls occasionally. Well enjoy!

*Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies*

Servings: 60

1 Cup soft butter
1 1/2 Cups sugar
2 Eggs
1 Tsp vanilla Extract
2 Cups Flour
2 Tsp baking powder
12 Oz white chocolate chips
¾ Cup Cranberries, Coarsely Chopped Fresh Or Frozen
¼ Tsp. salt
1/4 Tsp baking soda
2 Cups quick oats
1 Cup raisins
1 Tbls orange Zest

Preheat oven at 375°F.
Blend sugar and butter together with a mixer. Blend in eggs, vanilla, flour and the rest of the ingredients.
Drop by teaspoons onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 12-14 minutes or until edges are golden brown.

Per Serving: 123 Cal (40% from Fat, 5% from Protein, 55% from Carb); 1 g Protein; 5 g Tot Fat; 3 g Sat Fat; 1 g Mono Fat; 0 g Poly Fat; 17 g Carb; 1 g Fiber; 11 g Sugar; 24 mg Calcium; 0 mg Iron; 37 mg Sodium; 18 mg Cholesterol.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

* Mexican Lasagna Casserole* (Diabetic)

Hello everyone! Today's diabetic recipe is Mexican Lasagna Casserole. This lasagna is a bit different from are regular recipes we mostly use, but it's good.Well I hope you enjoy this recipe.


*Mexican Lasagna Casserole* (Diabetic)

Servings: 8

1 Lb. Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts, Cut Into ¼" Strips
1 Lg. Onion, Halved And Cut Into Thin Wedges
2 Cloves Garlic, Minced
2 Cups (16 Oz.) Fat-Free Ricotta Cheese
1 Cup (8 Oz.) Reduced -Fat Sour Cream
1 4½ Oz. Jar Green Chiles, Chopped
½ Cup Fresh Cilantro, Chopped (optional)
2½ Tsp.Ground Cumin
1/8 Tsp. Salt
6 Plum Tomatoes. Chopped
8 Corn Tortillas, 6" And Cut In Half
1¼ Cups (5 Oz.) Low-Fat Monterey Jack Cheese, Shredded

Preheat oven at 350°F. Coat a baking dish with cooking spray.
Set aside.Coat a 12 inch nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Add the chicken and cook over medium heat, turning several times,for 5 minutes or until no longer pink.
Transfer to a medium bowl. Wipe the skillet with a paper towel and coat with the cooking spray. Add the onion and garlic. Cover and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 8-9 minutes, or until lightly browned.
Add to the chicken in the bowl. In another bowl, mix the ricotta, sour cream, Chile, cilantro, cumin, and salt Spread one cup of tomatoes in the prepared baking dish and arrange half of
the tortillas evenly on top. Spread half of the Ricotta cheese mixture over the tortillas. Top with half of the chicken mixture.
Top with one cup of the remaining tomatoes and ½ cup of Monterey jack cheese. Repeat with remaning tortillas, ricotta cheese mixture, and chicken mixture.Sprinkle with the remaining one cup tomatoes and ¾ cup of Monterey Jack cheese. Bake for 30 minutes or until heated through. Loosely cover with foil if the cheese browns to quickly. Enjoy!

Per Serving: 261 Cal (38% from Fat, 39% from Protein, 23% from Carb); 26 g Protein; 11 g Tot Fat; 6 g Sat Fat; 3 g Mono Fat; 1 g Poly Fat; 15 g Carb; 2 g Fiber; 2 g Sugar; 359 mg Calcium; 1 mg Iron; 492 mg Sodium; 65 mg Cholesterol.

*Hawaiian Ham Casserole*

Hello everyone! Today's recipe is Hawaiian Ham Casserole. It's time for comfort food again. Casseroles are a big hit in are house. I would also have a salad of some type with this casserole. If you like Hawaiian pizza you will like this. This casserole has meat, fruit and vegetable. Well enjoy!


*Hawaiian Ham Casserole*

Servings: 4

2 Cups Cooked Ham, Diced
2 Tbls. Butter, Or Margarine
1 8½ Oz. Can Pineapple Chunks, Drained
4 Tbls. Brown Sugar
1 Can Condensed Onion Soup
4 Lg. Sweet Potatoes, Boiled,peeled, And Sliced Thick
¾ Cup Pecans, Chopped
Salt, To Taste
Pepper, To Taste

Heat the butter in a heavy casserole dish and lightly brown the
ham in it.
Stir in the pineapple chunks, 2 tablespoons of the brown sugar,
and onion soup. Season to taste. Cook until it just reaches the
boiling point and remove from heat.
Arrange sweet potato slices over the top of pineapple mixture,
overlapping a little.Combine pecans and remaining brown sugar and spread over the
potatoes.
Bake 30 minutes at 400°F. Serve with brussel sprouts and enjoy!

Per Serving: 532 Cal (45% from Fat, 15% from Protein, 39% from
Carb); 21 g Protein; 28 g Tot Fat; 7 g Sat Fat; 13 g Mono Fat; 6
g Poly Fat; 54 g Carb; 7 g Fiber; 29 g Sugar; 100 mg Calcium; 3
mg Iron; 1436 mg Sodium; 44 mg Cholesterol.

Monday, September 21, 2009

*Oatmeal Cookies* (Diabetic)

Hello everyone! Today's diabetic recipe is Oatmeal Cookies. I like cookies, we all like cookies. I think I will go shopping for the ingredients tomarrow so I can make these. There arent very many carbohydrates in them. Well enjoy!


*Oatmeal Cookies*

Servings: 40

½ Cup Butter, Softened
½ Cup Peanut Butter, Low-Fat
½ Cup Splenda
3 Tbls. Splenda Brown Sugar Blend
½ Tsp. Baking Soda
2 Egg Whites
½ Tsp. Vanilla Extract
1 Cup All-Purpose Flour
1 Cup Quick Cooking Rolled Oats

In a large mixing bowl combine butter and peanut butter. With a mixer on medium speed, beat about 30 seconds or until combined.Add splenda, brown sugar blend and baking soda. Beat until combined. Beat in egg whites and vanilla until combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Using a wooden spoon, stir in any remaining flour and the oats. Drop dough by rounded teaspoons 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake in a 375° oven for 7 to 8 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Cool on sheets for 1 minute. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool.

Per Serving: 71 Cal (52% from Fat, 11% from Protein, 37% from Carb); 2 g Protein; 4 g Tot Fat; 2 g Sat Fat; 1 g Mono Fat; 1 g Poly Fat; 7 g Carb; 1 g Fiber; 1 g Sugar; 4 mg Calcium; 0 mg Iron; 27 mg Sodium; 6 mg Cholesterol.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

*Breakfast Casserole*

Hello everyone! Todays recipe is Breakfast Casserole. This is sooooo goood. The flavor's of all the ingredients together mingles in your mouth. The best comfort food.
You can add other flavor's and take out what you dont like. Well enjoy!


*Breakfast Casserole*

Servings: 8

2 Cups Large SeasonedCcroutons
2 Cup Cheddar Cheese, Shredded Any Kind Will Do
1 Lb. Ground Sausage
6 Eggs
1 1/2 Cups Milk
1/2 Tsp. Dry Mustard
¼ Tsp Salt
¼ Tsp Pepper
¼ Tsp. Dried Thyme, Crushed
1/4 Cup Sliced Jalapenos, (Optional)
3 Slices Cooked Bacon, Pieces (optional)

Cook sausage until well done in a skillet. Drain fat and set aside. Layer the bottom of casserole dish with croutons.In a mixing bowl beat eggs with milk, salt, pepper, thyme, and mustard. Mix in cooked sausage, hash browns, and if desired jalapenos or bacon. Pour mix over croutons and top with cheese. Cover with plastic and refrigerate overnight. Uncover and bake at 350°F for 1 hour, serve hot and enjoy!

Per Serving: 639 Cal (67% from Fat, 24% from Protein, 8% from Carb); 38 g Protein; 47 g Tot Fat; 20 g Sat Fat; 18 g Mono Fat; 5 g Poly Fat; 13 g Carb; 1 g Fiber; 6 g Sugar; 461 mg Calcium; 3 mg Iron; 1318 mg Sodium; 365 mg Cholesterol.

Friday, September 18, 2009

* Egg and Bacon Pockets* (Diabetic)

Hello everyone! Today's diabetic recipe is Egg and Bacon Pockets. These are really good. You can make these ahead, If you know you will be cutting things close in the morning before work you can split the egg mixture into 4 portions In containers and have the bread already cut then in the morning put them together and microwave them and go. Well, enjoy!


*Egg and Bacon Pockets*

Servings: 4

2 Eggs
4 Egg Whites
4 oz. Canadian Style Bacon, Chopped
3 1/2 tbls. Water
3 tbls. Green Onion, Sliced
1/8 tsp. Salt
2 lg. Whole Wheat Pita Rounds, halved
1/2 cup Reduced Fat Cheddar Cheese, Shredded
Cooking Spray

In a medium bowl whisk eggs, egg whites,bacon, water, green onion, and salt together, until well blended.Coat a large non stick skillet with cooking spray, lightly. Heat over medium heat. Add the egg mixture to pan. let cook without stirring, until it begins to set on bottom and around the edges. Lift just enough to allow uncooked portion to flow underneath. Continue to cook about 2 minutes more or until egg is cooked through but is still glossy and moist. Remove from heat.Fill pita half's with egg mixture. Sprinkle with cheese. Enjoy!

Per Serving: 213 Cal (38% from Fat, 31% from Protein, 31% from Carb); 19 g Protein; 11 g Tot Fat; 5 g Sat Fat; 3 g Mono Fat; 1 g Poly Fat; 19 g Carb; 2 g Fiber; 1 g Sugar; 145 mg Calcium; 2 mg Iron; 731 mg Sodium; 140 mg Cholesterol.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

*Salmon Loaf*

Today's recipe is Salmon Loaf. This recipe makes me think of salmon Patties, only they don't have the soup. This is so much easier to put together. Well, I went brain dead so I hope you enjoy.


Salmon Loaf

Serves: 6

1/2 cup Dry Powdered Milk
3/4 cup Water
1 14 3/4 oz. can Pink Salmon, Drained and Flaked
3/4 cup Celery, Finely Chopped
1/3 cup Onion, Chopped
24 Fat-Free Saltine Crackers, Crushed Very Fine
1 10.5 oz. can Cream Of Celery Soup
2 tsp. Parsley Flakes, Dried
Cooking Spray, Butter Flavor

Preheat oven at 350*F.Spray a 9X5 inch loaf pan with cooking spray. In a large bowl Combine all of the above ingredients. Mix well. Let stand for about 3 minutes. Pat the mixture in prepared loaf pan. Bake for 45 minutes. Set loaf pan on a wire rack and let stand 5 minutes. Cut into 6 servings and enjoy!

Per Serving: 229 Cal (25% from Fat, 35% from Protein, 41% from Carb); 19 g Protein; 6 g Tot Fat; 2 g Sat Fat; 2 g Mono Fat; 2 g Poly Fat; 23 g Carb; 1 g Fiber; 4 g Sugar; 252 mg Calcium; 3 mg Iron; 795 mg Sodium; 45 mg Cholesterol.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

*Spicy Ginger Sea Bass*

Hello everyone! Today's diabetic recipe is Spicy Ginger Sea Bass. I havent tried this one yet, But it sounds good. I'm going to have to go shopping so I can make this. Well, enjoy!


*Spicy Ginger Sea Bass*

Servings: 4

Note: As a precaution wear gloves when working with jalapeno peppers. If you dont have any, be sure to wash hands directly after working with then.

4 4 Oz. Sea Bass Fillets, Fresh Or Frozen About 1 Inch Thick
¾ Cup Green Onion, Sliced Thinly
1 Tbls. Lemon Juice
3 Tsp. Fresh Ginger, Grated
2 Cloves Garlic, Minced
2 Tsp. Soy Sauce, Low Sodium
1 Med. Jalapeno Pepper, Seeded And Finly Chopped

Rinse thawed fish; pat dry with paper towles. In a bowl stir together green onions, ½ tablespoon lemon juice, ginger, and garlic. In a 2-quart square baking dish (microwavable), arrange the fish fillets in a single layer. Tuck any thin edges under. Spoon onion mixture over fish. Cover the dish with plastic and poke enough wholes in top for ventilasion.
Microwave on high power for 4 to 6 minutes or until the fish flakes easily when you test it with a fork. Give the dish a half-turn halfway through the cooking time.
With a spatula, transfer the fish to 4 dinner plates. In a bowl stir together fish sauce, chilli pepper, and the rest of the lemon juice and drizzle over fish. Serve.

Per Serving: 83 Cal (17% from Fat, 69% from Protein, 14% from Carb); 14 g Protein; 2 g Tot Fat; 0 g Sat Fat; 0 g Mono Fat; 1 g Poly Fat; 3 g Carb; 1 g Fiber; 1 g Sugar; 25 mg Calcium; 1 mg Iron; 153 mg Sodium; 30 mg Cholesterol.

Monday, September 14, 2009

*Zucchini Orange Muffins*

Hello everyone! Today's recipe is Zucchini Orange Muffins. These are really good they are soft and moist. You do need to use a food chopper. I tried to use a blender first but it didn't work. I tried it because I know not everyone has a food chopper. Well enjoy!


Zucchini Orange Muffins

Serves: 24

1 C. oil
1 tsp. baking soda
1 whole orange (do not peel)
1/2 C. chopped nuts
1/2 tsp. baking powder
2 C. sugar
2 C. zucchini (do not peel)
3 C. four
3 eggs, beaten until fluffy
4 tsp. cinnamon
4 tsp. vanilla

Put orange and zucchini though the chopper or food processor. Combine eggs, oil, sugar, vanilla and cinnamon and beat. Add baking soda, flour, and baking powder and mix just until dry ingredients are moistened. Add chopped nuts.Spoon batter into prepared cups, filling each cup 1/2 full. Bake18-20 minutes, until golden brown. Let cool in pan on wire rack 5minutes. Remove from pan. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Per Serving: 192 Cal (43% from Fat, 6% from Protein, 51% from Carb); 3 g Protein;
9 g Tot Fat; 1 g Sat Fat; 3 g Mono Fat; 5 g Poly Fat; 25 g Carb; 1 g Fiber; 15 g Sugar;
23 mg Calcium; 0 mg Iron; 48 mg Sodium; 25 mg Cholesterol.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

*Applesauce-Bran Muffins* (Diabetic)

Hello everyone! Today's diabetic recipe is Applesauce-Bran Muffins. My family really likes these. They are a very healthy snack and they are good to have with breakfast. These are easy to make too. Well enjoy!

*Applesauce-Bran Muffins*

Servings: 24

2 1/2 Cup white all purpose flour
½ Cup Splenda
1 1/2 Tsp. baking soda
1/2 Tsp. salt
1½ Cups low fat buttermilk
1/4 Cup fat free milk
1/2 Cup liquid egg substitute
1 Cup applesauce, Unsweetened
3 Cups wheat Bran

Preheat oven at 400° F and spray muffin tins with cooking spray or line with paper muffin cups.Combine flour, splenda, baking soda and salt in a large bowl.In a medium bowl, add buttermilk, milk, egg substitute and applesauce then blend well with a wire whisk. Add the bran to the wet ingredients and continue to mix.Add wet ingredients to the dry and stir until just combined.Evenly distribute batter amongst the 24 muffin cups, filling 3/4 full.
Bake muffins for 22-24 minutes at 400*F. Cool baked muffins on wire racks.

Per Serving: 77 Cal (6% from Fat, 16% from Protein, 77% from Carb); 4 g Protein; 1 g Tot Fat; 0 g Sat Fat; 0 g Mono Fat; 0 g Poly Fat; 17 g Carb; 4 g Fiber; 2 g Sugar; 37 mg Calcium; 1 mg Iron; 66 mg Sodium; 1 mg Cholesterol.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

*Apple Cabbage Kielbasa*

Hello everyone! Today's recipe is slow cooked in a crock pot, its Apple Cabbage Kielbasa. You get a salty sweet taste and it's easy to make. I love cooking from a slow cooker because I'm usually energetic in the morning and I start slowing down in the afternoon. I don't have to mess with any thing for dinner because it's already made and cooking. Well, I hope you enjoy!

*Apple Cabbage Kielbasa*

Servings: 10
Low-Fat

3 apples, cored and sliced in 1/4-inch slices.
1 Medium Head,16 Oz. cabbage, sliced into small wedges
2 Medium potatoes, peeled and sliced into 1/4-inch slices
1 cup onion, Chopped
2 Lg.kielbasa Links, sliced into 1/2-inch pieces & Cut In ½
1 Tsp. Cinnamon
1 Cup water
1 Tsp sugar
1/2 Tsp. olive oil
1/8 Tsp. salt
1/8 Tsp. Pepper

Place ingredients in layers in crock pot starting with cabbage wedges, kielbasa, apples, onion, then potatoes. Whisk together water, cinnamon, sugar, olive oil, salt and pepper. Pour over layers into crock pot. Cook in slow cooker on Low for 6 hours or High for 2 to 3 hours.

Per Serving: 79 Cal (25% from Fat, 11% from Protein, 64% from Carb); 2 g Protein; 2 g Tot Fat; 1 g Sat Fat; 1 g Mono Fat; 0 g Poly Fat; 13 g Carb; 1 g Fiber; 5 g Sugar; 11 mg Calcium; 0 mg Iron; 137 mg Sodium; 8 mg Cholesterol.

Friday, September 11, 2009

*Pecan Sammie's*

Hello everyone! I noticed I skipped a day for those of you that don't have diabetes, so I decided to post recipes for the Normie's out there today and tomorrow. This recipe is so good. I went to my friends house for a BBQ and she served these as an appetiser. She gave me the recipe. She
(Patty) said her 3 year old calls them nut Sammie's, hence the name Pecan Sammie's. I thought it was cute, so you know the rest. Diabetics could eat these too, except I would use light cream cheese. Well that's it for today, Enjoy!

Pecan Sammie's

Servings: 20 (about)

1 8 Oz. Pkg Cream cheese, Room Temperature
2 Tbls. Fresh chives, Chopped
¼ Tsp. Ground Pepper, Freshly Ground
1/8 Tsp. Salt
1 Cup Pecan halves

Mix the cream cheese, chives, salt, and pepper. Spread a small amount on a pecan half and top with another pecan half. Serve chilled or at room temperature. About 20 servings.

Per Serving: 82 Cal (88% from Fat, 7% from Protein, 5% from Carb); 1 g Protein; 8 g Tot Fat; 3 g Sat Fat; 3 g Mono Fat; 1 g Poly Fat; 1 g Carb; 1 g Fiber; 0 g Sugar; 14 mg Calcium; 0 mg Iron; 53 mg Sodium; 14 mg Cholesterol.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

* Hungarian Goulash* (Diabetic style)

Hello everyone! Today's recipe is Hungarian Goulash Diabetic style. You cook this in a crock pot. You can leave this cooking all day while you are working and not heat up the house. I use whole wheat pasta. I think you can use just about any type of pasta. Well enjoy!

Hungarian Goulash

Servings: 10

2 1/2 cups Onion, Chopped
2 Whole Bay Leaves
3 cloves Garlic, Minced
1 1/2 cups Green Sweet Pepper
3 lbs. Beef Stew Meat, cut into 1 inch cubes
1 6 oz. can Tomato paste
2/3 cup Water
4 tsp. Hungarian Paprika
1/4 tsp. Salt
1/4 tsp. Black Pepper
6 cups Noodles, cooked

In a 4 quart Slow Cooker, stir onions, Bay Leaves, garlic, and sweet peppers together. In a bowl mix tomato paste, water, Paprika, salt, and black pepper. Pour over meat.Cover and cook. Low setting for 10 to 12 hours or High setting for 5 to 6 hours.Serve over noodles. Make sure you remove bay leaves before serving.

Per Serving: 529 Cal (41% from Fat, 34% from Protein, 25% from Carb); 44 g Protein; 24 g Tot Fat; 9 g Sat Fat; 10 g Mono Fat; 1 g Poly Fat; 33 g Carb; 6 g Fiber; 5 g Sugar; 38 mg Calcium; 6 mg Iron; 303 mg Sodium; 136 mg Cholesterol.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

*Deviled Eggs w/Crab* (Diabetic)

Hello everyone! Today's diabetic recipe is Deviled Eggs with Crab. These are great for party's, holidays, picnics, and company over for dinner. I haven't had any complaints and they never last for very long. Well I hope you enjoy these.


Deviled Eggs w/Crab

Serves: 16

Eggs:
8 Eggs, Hard Boiled
2 tsp. Dijon Mustard
1/4 cup Light Miracle Whip
1 tbls. Green Onion, chopped finely
1/4 tsp. Salt
1/4 tsp. Cayenne Pepper
Crab:
1 tbls. Mango Chutney, Purchased
3 tbls. Light Miracle Whip
1/2 tsp. Curry Powder
1/2 cup Crab meat, Cooked, about 3 oz.

Eggs:
In a small bowl mix egg yolks, miracle whip, green onion, mustard,salt, and cayenne pepper; mash and stir with a fork until combined.Spoon into a Decorating bag fitted with a star tip or you
can use a Quart size resealable bag with a corner snipped off. Pipe into egg whites.
Crab,
Cut up any large pieces of chutney.In a small bowl mix Chutney, miracle whip, curry powder, salt, and cayenne pepper. Carefully fold in crab meat. Top each deviled egg with a spoonful of crab mixture. Cover and chill for 2 hours. I you desire garnish with
paprika.Enjoy!

Per Serving: 72 Cal (63% from Fat, 25% from Protein, 13% from Carb); 4 g Protein; 5 g Tot Fat; 1 g Sat Fat; 1 g Mono Fat; 0 g Poly Fat; 2 g Carb; 0 g Fiber; 1 g Sugar; 16 mg Calcium; 1 mg
Iron; 143 mg Sodium; 124 mg Cholesterol.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

* Lime Coconut Angel Cake*

Hello everyone! today's recipe is Lime Coconut Angel Cake. Mmmmmm that sweet lemon taste with coconut. This is also great to take on a picnic, pre-sliced and stored in individual containers. Well enjoy!


Lime Coconut Angel Cake
Servings: 16

Tip: Use a flexible spatula to frost cake and frost softly.

1 Box Angel food Cake Mix
1 1/4 Cups cold water
1 14 Oz. Can sweetened condensed milk
½ Cup lime juice, Or Key Lime Juice
1 Tsp Lime Zest
1 12 Oz. Container frozen whipped Topping, Thawed
1 Cup flaked coconut

Make cake mix as directed on package, using cold water. Cool the cake completely. Cut cake horizontally into 3 even layers. Place the bottom layer, cut side up, on serving plate.
In large bowl, beat sweet milk, lime juice and lime zest with electric mixer until smooth and thickened. Fold in the whipped topping.
Spread 1 cup lime mixture evenly over the top of first layer of cake. Place the second layer of cake carefully on bottom layer; spread another 1 cup lime mixture evenly on top of the layer. Top with remaining layer of cake. Frost top and side of cake with remaining lime mixture. Sprinkle with coconut.

Per Serving: 173 Cal (46% from Fat, 7% from Protein, 47% from Carb); 3 g Protein; 9 g Tot Fat; 6 g Sat Fat; 2 g Mono Fat; 0 g Poly Fat; 21 g Carb; 0 g Fiber; 15 g Sugar; 103 mg Calcium; 0 mg Iron; 78 mg Sodium; 27 mg Cholesterol.

Monday, September 7, 2009

*Lemon cake w/a hint of Rosemary* (Diabetic)

Hello everyone! Today's recipe for the diabetic is Lemon cake w/a hint of Rosemary. This is great for that night time snack. The mixture of lemon and rosemary is sooo good and its great for picnics. Well enjoy!


Lemon cake w/a hint of Rosemary


Serves: 8

Cake:
Cooking Spray
1 cup Flour, all- Purpose
1 1/2 tsp. Rosemary, fresh snipped
1 tsp. Baking Powder
1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
1/4 tsp. Salt
3/4 cup Splenda
2 Egg Yolks
2 tbls. Canola Oil
1/3 cup Lemon Low-Fat Yogurt
2 tsp. Lemon Zest
2 Egg Whites
Lemon Glaze:
3 tbls. Lemon Juice
4 tbls Splenda
Fresh strawberries, chopped (optional)
Lemon wedges cut small (optional)
Sifted Powder Sugar

Cake: Pre heat oven at 350*F.
Lightly coat an 8X1 1/2 inch round cake pan with cooking spray and set aside. In a small bowl mix together flour, rosemary, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
In a large bowl using an electric mixer, mix together splenda, egg yolks, and oil for 2 minutes. Add yogurt and lemon zest.Mix well. Add flour mixture and beat until just combined.
Wash beaters thoroughly. In a medium mixing bowl beat egg whites until stiff peaks form.To lighten batter, stir in about 1/3 of beaton egg whites. Fold in remaining egg whites. Spread in prepared pan.
Bake for 25 to 3o minutes or until the top springs back when lightly touched. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes.
Lemon glaze:
In a small bowl stir together lemon juice and splenda.Use a fork to pierce cake. Drizzle lemon glaze over cake. Cool compleetely. Invert to remove from pan; turn cake top side up. If desired, garnish each serving with strawberries and lemon pieces. Sprinkle wth powdered sugar.Enjoy!

Per Serving: 115 Cal (34% from Fat, 12% from Protein, 54% from Carb); 4 g Protein; 5 g Tot Fat; 1 g Sat Fat; 3 g Mono Fat; 1 g Poly Fat; 17 g Carb; 1 g Fiber; 3 g Sugar; 57 mg Calcium; 0 mg Iron; 196 mg Sodium; 52 mg Cholesterol.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

*Apple Raisin Cole Slaw*

Hello everyone! Today's recipe is for all you normal people out there. For those that care about the fat content, you can use light mayonnaise and 2% or less milk. It will still taste just as good as if it had the fat content in it. This isn't as sweet as most Cole slaw's. If you like it sweeter then add more sugar to your taste. Well, enjoy!


Apple Raisin Cole Slaw

Servings: 6-8

1 Med. Head Cabbage, Shredded
1 Med. Carrot, Shredded
1 Med. Apple, Shredded
1/2 Cup Raisins
1 Cup Mayonnaise
2 Tbls. Sugar
1 Tsp. Cider Vinegar
1/4 Cup Milk
½ Tsp. Salt, Io Taste
¼ Tsp. Black Pepper, To Taste

Toss shredded vegetables, and add raisins. In another bowl, Combine the remaining ingredients; add to cabbage mixture. If it's to dry add more milk or mayonnaise . Chill for about 2 hours and serve. Serving Size: 6-8, 1/2 c. servings.

Per Serving: 378 Cal (69% from Fat, 3% from Protein, 28% from Carb); 3 g Protein; 30 g Tot Fat; 4 g Sat Fat; 0 g Mono Fat; 0 g Poly Fat; 27 g Carb; 4 g Fiber; 15 g Sugar; 96 mg Calcium; 1 mg Iron; 462 mg Sodium; 14 mg Cholesterol.

Friday, September 4, 2009

*Apple Raisin Coleslaw* ( Diabetic )

Hello everyone! Today's diabetic recipe is Apple Raisin Coleslaw. In are house this salad goes fast. We never have any left overs. This salad is sweet and tangy. You could put nuts in this if you like, I would say about 1/2 cup. Well that's it for today. Enjoy!


Apple Raisin Coleslaw
Servings: 12

1 Cup Plain Nonfat Yogurt
¼ Cup Mayonnaise, Light
2 Tbls. Dijon Mustard
2 Tbls. Cider Vinegar
¼ Tsp. Salt
1/4 Tsp. Black Pepper, Freshly Ground
5 Cups Cabbage, Fresh Shredded
5 Cups Red Cabbage Fresh, shredded
2 Cups Carrots, Shredded
1/2 Cup Green Onion, Fresh Chopped
2 Apples Medium, Fresh, Cored and Chopped
½ Cup Raisin

In a large bowl, combine yogurt, mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, cider vinegar, salt and pepper, stir well and set aside.
In another bowl combine cabbages, carrots, green onions, apple, and raisins. Add yogurt mixture, and toss well. Cover and chill at least 2 hours.

Per Serving: 110 Cal (33% from Fat, 9% from Protein, 58% from Carb); 3 g Protein; 4 g Tot Fat; 1 g Sat Fat; 0 g Mono Fat; 0 g Poly Fat; 17 g Carb; 3 g Fiber; 12 g Sugar; 86 mg Calcium; 1 mg
Iron; 155 mg Sodium; 3 mg Cholesterol.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

*Grilled Steak In Maranade*

Hello everyone! Today I'm posting Grilled Steak In Marinade.I got this recipe from my neighbor. She said that you can use Italian dressing Instead of the marinade recipe she gave me. It works out just the same. I like to make my own best. everyone loves the flavor much better. The steaks come out so tender and delishes. Well enjoy!


Grilled Steak In Marinade

Servings: 4

Tip: You can use any cut of meat and a variety of seasonings of
your choice.

4 Beef Sirloin Steaks 1" Thick, Boneless
1 Cup Vinegar
1/3 Cup Onion, chopped
1/3 Cup Olive Oil
1 Tbls. Fresh Thyme, Snipped Or 1 Tsp. Dry
½ Tsp. Salt
½ Tsp. Coarsely Ground Black Pepper
2 Cloves Garlic, Minced

Trim fat from meat. Place meat in a plastic bag and set in a
shallow dish.For marinade, Stir together remaining ingredients. Pour over meat, close bag.
Marinade about 3 hours or overnight, turning occasionally.Drain Steaks, reserving marinade. Grill the steaks on the rack of uncovered grill directly over medium coals to desired Donne's, turning once and brushing once with reserved marinade halfway through. Discard any remaining marinade. Enjoy!

Per Serving: 739 Cal (66% from Fat, 31% from Protein, 3% from
Carb); 57 g Protein; 54 g Tot Fat; 16 g Sat Fat; 28 g Mono Fat; 3 g Poly Fat; 6 g Carb; 1 g Fiber; 4 g Sugar; 65 mg Calcium; 5 mg Iron; 412 mg Sodium; 187 mg Cholesterol.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

*Grilled Citrus Sirloin Steak* ( Diabetic )

Hello everyone! I'm sorry I haven't been around for these last couple days.
The recipe for today is Grilled Citrus Sirloin Steak. This is very easy to make and the lemon brings all the ingredients together. I love the smell of lemon. Well enjoy!

Grilled Citrus Sirloin Steak

Servings: 6
2 Tsp. Lemon Zest
¼ Cup Lemon Juice
2 Tbls. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
3 Coves Garlic
½ Tsp. Black Pepper, Freshly Ground
½ Tsp. Salt
4 Small Yellow Sweet Peppers, Chopped Coarsely
3 Small Zucchini, Sliced Lengthwise
1¼ To 1½ Lb. Boneless Beef Top Sirloin Steak, Cut Into 1" Pieces

Dressing:
Using a small bowl, mix lemon zest,lemon juice, oil, garlic, pepper, and salt.
Steak:
Using a glass baking dish, combine sweet pepper and zucchini with 2 tablespoons of dressing. Place steak directly over medium coals on the rack of an uncovered grill.Grill until desired doneness, turning once and brushing with dressing after turning. Discard the remainder dressing used for brushing on..
Place the vegetables around the meat for about the last 10 minutes of grilling time. Turning once.Cut zucchini into bite size pieces. In a medium bowl, Toss the vegetables with the remaining 2 tablespoons of dressing. Slice the steak and serve with the vegetables.

Per Serving: 358 Cal (34% from Fat, 54% from Protein, 12% from Carb); 48 g Protein; 13 g Tot Fat; 4 g Sat Fat; 7 g Mono Fat; 1 g Poly Fat; 11 g Carb; 2 g Fiber; 1 g Sugar; 77 mg Calcium; 4 mg Iron; 320 mg Sodium; 87 mg Cholesterol.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

*Old Fashioned Vanilla Ice Cream*

Hello every one! Today I,m posting Old Fashioned Vanilla Ice Cream. This Ice cream is so rich and creamy, something a diabetic can only have once in a great while because of all the fat in it. Have you ever noticed that when We take most of the fat out, the more carbohydrates there are in the food. I think it sucks big time. This recipe is so good, it has a custered taste to it. Well enjoy!

*Old Fashioned Vanilla Ice Cream *

Servings: 32
Makes 4 quarts

2¼ Cups Sugar
¼ Cup +2 Tbls. Flour
½ Tsp. Salt
5 Cups Milk
4 Eggs, Beaten
4 Cups Whipping Cream
2 Tbls. Vanilla Extract

Combine sugar, flour and salt in saucepan. Gradually stir in milk. Cook over medium heat approximately 15 minutes or until thickened, stirring constantly.Gradually stir about 1 cup of hot mixture into the beaten eggs. Add egg mixture to remaining hot mixture, stirring consantly. Cook 1 minute; remove from heat.Refrigerate 2 hours. Combine whipping cream and vanilla in large bowl; add chilled mixture, stirring with wire whisk to combine. Freeze as directed.

Per Serving: 134 Cal (41% from Fat, 9% from Protein, 51% from Carb); 3 g Protein; 6 g Tot Fat; 4 g Sat Fat; 2 g Mono Fat; 0 g Poly Fat; 17 g Carb;0 g Fiber; 16 g Sugar; 69 mg Calcium; 0 mg Iron; 75 mg Sodium; 50 mg Cholesterol.

Friday, August 28, 2009

*Sugar-Free Low Fat Vanilla Ice Cream* (Diabetic)

Hello every one! Today I decided on Sugar-Free Low Fat Vanilla Ice Cream for diabetics. This is pretty simple. I make this one all the time. I really like this stuff. You can make Ice cream at any time of year, but the best time is summer of course. The children just love it. Well I'm going to give you the recipe now. Enjoy!

*Sugar-Free Low Fat Vanilla Ice Cream*

Servings: 8, 1/2 cup each

2 Cups 1% Milk
1¾ Cups Splenda
½ Tsp. Salt
2 Cups Whole Milk
1 Tbls. Vanilla Extract
4 Cups Evaporated Skim Milk

Scald 1% milk until bubbles form around edge of pan. Remove from heat. Add splenda and salt. Stir until dissolved. Stir in whole milk, vanilla extract and evaporated milk.Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes. Freeze as directed by manufacturer in Ice cream machine. Makes 4 quarts.


Per Serving: 165 Cal (10% from Fat, 29% from Protein, 61% from Carb); 14 g Protein; 2 g Tot Fat; 1 g Sat Fat; 1 g Mono Fat; 0 g Poly Fat; 30 g Carb; 0 g Fiber; 21 g Sugar; 532 mg Calcium; 0 mg Iron; 358 mg Sodium; 13 mg Cholesterol.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

*Tuna Casserole*

Hello every one! Todays Casserole is Tuna casserole.I picked this one because it's nothing like the tipicel casserole recipe I grew up with. The combination of the onion soup mix and the remaining ingredientis are so good. It's fast and easy to make and only 2o minutes to bake, well I hope you enjoy!

*Tuna Casserole*

1 pkg. onion soup mix1 1/2 cups milk
1 10 oz. pkg. peas & carrots,(frozen) thawed and drained
1 8 oz. bag medium egg Noodles,Cooked And drained
1 6 1/2 oz. can tuna,drained & flaked
1 cup cheddar cheese,shredded

Preheat oven at 350° F.In large bowl, mix onion soup mix with milk; Add and blend in peas & carrots, cooked noodles and tuna. Place into greased 2-quart baking dish, top it off with cheese. Bake 20 minutes or until bubbling. enjoy!Serves: 4

Per Serving: 356 Cal (33% from Fat, 30% from Protein, 36% from Carb); 27 g Protein; 13 g Tot Fat; 7 g Sat Fat; 4 g Mono Fat; 1 g Poly Fat; 33 g Carb; 6 g Fiber; 5 g Sugar; 331 mg Calcium; 2 mg Iron; 737 mg Sodium; 60 mg Cholesterol.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

*Creamy Chicken Casserole* (Diabetic)

Hello every one! How are you today? Today and tomorrow are going to be casseroles. I love casseroles, they are quick and easy. I chose this because the weather here in Portland Oregon has cooled down considerably. We can cook in the house now. I,m not sure where the salt content is coming from. I went through and tried to take out as much as I could, maybe you can figure it out. If you do, please leave me a message and tell me what you think. Well here is the recipe.


*Creamy Chicken Casserole*
Servings: 6


Casserole:

2 Cups cooked chicken, cubed

9 Oz. mixed vegetables, frozen, slightly thawed

2 Cups elbow macaroni, uncooked

1 Cup Cheddar Cheese, Low-Fat, shredded

10 3/4 Oz. condensed cream of celery soup, Low-sodium

2 Cups water

Topping:

1/2 Cup plain bread crumbs

2 Tbls. butter Or Margarine, No salt, melted


combine all casserole ingredients In large bowl; mix well. Pour into ungreased 8" square (1 1/2 qt.) baking dish. Cover tightly; refrigerate 8 hours. Heat oven to 350 degrees. In a small bowl, combine topping ingredients; mix well. Stir casserole; sprinkle topping on casserole. Bake for 45 to 55 minutes or until bubbly and golden brown. Yield: 6 servings


Per Serving: 399 Cal (31% from Fat, 25% from Protein, 44% from Carb); 27 g Protein; 13 g Tot Fat; 7 g Sat Fat; 4 g Mono Fat; 44 g Carb; 3 g Fiber; 1 g Sugar; 145 mg Calcium; 3 mg Iron; 935 mg Sodium; 64 mg Cholesterol.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

This one is for Diabetics or you normal people :)

Hello everyone, I'm back. Sorry I've been gone so long. I have developed a couple new illnesses.So I havent been back for a while. Well lets talk about my recipe for Apples in a blanket. I got this one a while back from a friend and I really enjoy them. I decided to post this recipe for all that like apples.It is the season. You can use sugar or splenda, I of coarse use splenda. You can use diet or regular soda too, That cuts down on Carbs too. We'll keep this short. Hope you enjoy!




*Apple In A Blanket*

Note: Great with ice cream, coffees, or berries.

4 Granny Smith Apples, or Golden Delicious apples
2 cans croissants
3/4 cup Sugar,Or Splenda For Sugar-Free
1 1/4 cups butter
1 Tsp. vanilla Extract,Or Almond Extract
1/2 can 7-Up,Or Any Lemon-Lime Soda (I use diet)1/2 cup Sugar/cinnamon Mix,Or Splenda/cinnamon Mix, (your own)

Pre-heat oven at 350°F.Rinse apples and cut into fours leaving peelings on. Wrap apples (1 each) inside of dough, like a pig in a blanket. Place in a baking pan about 1 inch apart. In a saucepan, mix butter, vanilla extract, and sugar or splenda. Cook on medium heat until butter barely melts and sugar or splenda has dissolved. Once melted, pour over blankets and sprinkle cinnamon mixture over the top. Pour soda pop in bottom of pan. Bake about 30 minutes or until Golden Brown. Let cool about 10 minutes. Enjoy! Serves: 8, 2 per serving.

With sugar:
Per Serving: 440 Cal (60% from Fat, 1% from Protein, 39% from Carb); 1 g Protein; 30 g Tot Fat; 19 g Sat Fat; 8 g Mono Fat; 1 g Poly Fat; 45 g Carb; 1 g Fiber; 40 g Sugar; 15 mg Calcium; 0 mg Iron; 260 mg Sodium; 81 mg Cholesterol.
With Splenda:
Per Serving: 328 Cal (75% from Fat, 1% from Protein, 24% from Carb); 1 g Protein; 30 g Tot Fat; 19 g Sat Fat; 8 g Mono Fat; 1 g Poly Fat; 22 g Carb; 1 g Fiber; 10 g Sugar; 15 mg Calcium; 0 mg Iron; 260 mg Sodium; 81 mg Cholesterol.