Pumpkin Roll

September 19, 2013 at 9:33 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Splenda | Leave a comment
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Thank you to Carol for passing along this Fall Diabetic Friendly Dessert!

 

Pumpkin Roll

Cake (Roll):

3 large eggs or 3/4 cup of Egg Beater‘s (Equal of 3 Eggs)
1/2 cup Splenda Sugar Blend for Baking
1 tablespoon Splenda Sugar Blend for Baking
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 cup self-rising flour
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 cup pecans, finely chopped

Filling:

4 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 to 2 cups light whipped topping, thawed, if frozen
1 tbs Splenda Sugar Blend for Baking

 

* Note – I haven’t tried this yet but the Pecans should work as part of the filling instead of the Roll if you prefer.

 

Directions:

For Cake: Beat eggs (or Egg Beater’s) and 1/2 cup Splenda Sugar Blend for Baking for 5 minutes in mixing bowl on medium speed of mixer.
Stir in 1 cup pecans (finely chopped), pumpkin, and lemon juice. Blend in flour, cinnamon and nutmeg until well combined.
Line a jelly roll pan with waxed paper. Spread batter evenly in pan. Bake in preheated 350°F oven 5 to 8 minutes or until woodenpick comes out clean. Cool 3 minutes in pan; turn out onto a cloth and roll up from the narrow end.
Chill in refrigerator until completely cool.
For Filling: Beat cream cheese, whipped topping and 1 tablespoon Splenda Sugar Blend for Baking in mixing bowl on medium speed of mixer until smooth and spreadable.
Unroll pumpkin roll and spread with filling. Re-roll. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. Slice cake into pinwheels.
Makes 8 servings.

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

July 15, 2013 at 7:57 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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When baking a recipe that calls for cream cheese, be sure it’s at room temperature before you start, and make sure you beat it so it’s light and fluffy before adding any other ingredients, especially eggs.

Kitchen Hints of the Day!

May 28, 2013 at 9:18 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | 1 Comment
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Hint #1 – Always bring cheese to room temperature one hour before serving it. Even if the cheese becomes a little melty, the flavor will be much better.

 

 

Hint #2 – To keep meat or cheese meat hors d’ oeuvres moist, cover them with a damp paper towel, then cover them loosely with plastic wrap. Many fillings (as well as bread) dry out very quickly, but with this tip, you make these simple appetizers first and have them on the table when guests arrive.

Sausage Stuffed Jalapenos

May 6, 2013 at 7:37 AM | Posted in cooking | 1 Comment
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Sausage Stuffed Jalapenos

 
INGREDIENTS:Stuffed Japs
1 pound ground pork sausage
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese,
softened
1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1 pound large fresh jalapeno peppers,
halved lengthwise and seeded
1 (8 ounce) bottle Ranch dressing
(optional)
DIRECTIONS:
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
2. Place sausage in a skillet over medium heat, and cook until evenly brown. Drain grease.
3. In a bowl, mix the sausage, cream cheese, and Parmesan cheese. Spoon about 1 tablespoon sausage mixture into each jalapeno half. Arrange stuffed halves in baking dishes.
4. Bake 20 minutes in the preheated oven, until bubbly and lightly browned. Serve with Ranch dressing.

 
Nutrition
Information
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Calories: 369
Amount Per Serving
Total Fat: 34.8g
Cholesterol: 59mg
Sodium: 627mg
Amount Per Serving
Total Carbs: 4.3g
Dietary Fiber: 1.1g
Protein: 9.8g

PHILADELPHIA Marble Brownies

May 5, 2013 at 12:06 PM | Posted in baking, dessert, Egg Beaters | 6 Comments
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I made a couple of pans of the classic PHILADELPHIA Marble Brownies, one for the house here and another I took over to my Dad in the rehab center. Which he shared with the nurses and everyone was happy! I reduced the fat, calories and carbs by using a Betty Crocker Low Fat Brownie Mix, 1/3 Less Fat Philly Cream Cheese, Splenda Sugar, and Egg Beater‘s. You couldn’t tell the difference, they came out moist and tasty!

 

 

 

PHILADELPHIA Marble Brownies

Photo by Kraft

Photo by Kraft

A generations-old recipe that never loses its appeal mostly because, as one fan says, “It’s the BEST way to have both a brownie & a cheesecake simultaneously.”

What You Need
1 pkg. (18.3 to 19.5 oz.) brownie mix (family size)
1 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1/3 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp. vanilla
Make It
HEAT oven to 350ºF.

PREPARE brownie batter as directed on package; spread into greased 13×9-inch pan.

BEAT cream cheese with mixer until creamy. Add sugar, egg and vanilla; mix well. Drop by tablespoonfuls over brownie batter; swirl with knife.

BAKE 35 to 40 min. or until cream cheese mixture is lightly browned. Cool completely before cutting to serve. Keep refrigerated.
Kraft Kitchens TipsNoteFor best results, do not use brownie mix with a syrup pouch.Special ExtraSprinkle 1/2 cup BAKER’S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chunks over brownie batter before baking.SubstitutePrepare using PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese
nutritional info per serving
Calories 150 Total fat 8 g Saturated fat 2.5 g Cholesterol 25 mg Sodium 80 mg Carbohydrate 17 g Dietary fiber 0 g Sugars 13 g Protein 2 g
http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/philadelphia-marble-brownies-50925.aspx

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

April 18, 2013 at 8:52 AM | Posted in baking, dessert | 6 Comments
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When preparing a cheesecake, go exactly by the recipe and don’t make any substitutions. You’ll have a much better chance at success.

Baked cheesecake with a strawberry, raspberries and blueberries

Baked cheesecake with a strawberry, raspberries and blueberries

Here are some other pointers for perfect cheesecake.
* Be sure that the cream cheese is at room temperature before using it.

* When you bake a cheesecake at a low temperature there’s less chance of it shrinking from the sides of the pan.

* Don’t open the oven for the first 30 minutes when baking cheesecake. The cheesecake may develop cracks or partially collapse.

* Cheesecakes will develop cracks when they are overcooked. They’re done when the center of the cake is still wobbly and shaky – which may look underdone to you.

* Flourless cheesecakes need to be baked in a pan of water(called a bain-marie, or water bath) to keep the eggs from coagulating.

* Cheesecake cracks can be repaired with whipped cream cheese or sweetened sour cream, but you’ll be able to see the repair. It’s better to top the cake with berries if it has too many cracks.

Diabetic Friendly Chocolate Mousse and Easy Pineapple Cheesecake

December 20, 2012 at 12:59 PM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly | 3 Comments
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With Christmas coming up shortly here’s a couple of Diabetic Friendly Desserts for those that have to watch carbs. A reader that follows my blog passed these along to me to share. He said they came from a Diabetic Cookbook that contained Splenda made desserts. Enjoy and Merry Christmas!

 

Chocolate Mousse

Ingredients:

3 ounces Unsweetened Chocolate
1 cup Low Fat Milk
1/4 cup Egg Beater‘s Egg Substitute
1/2 cup Splenda Granular
1 teaspoon Corn Starch
2 tablespoons Grand Marnier
1/2 cup Heavy Cream
3 cups sliced Strawberries
Directions:

Place chocolate and milk in a medium size saucepan. Heat over medium heat until chocolate melts.
Stir together egg substitute, SPLENDA®, corn starch and Grand Marnier in a small mixing bowl. Add to chocolate mixture. Stir constantly. Heat over medium heat while stirring constantly until mixture begins to thicken (approximately 3 to 4 minutes). Remove from heat, pour into the bowl of a blender or food processor. Blend or process briefly (10 to 20 seconds) to make a more creamy texture. Pour into mixing bowl and cover.
Refrigerate chocolate mixture approximately 2 to 3 hours or until cool.
Whip cream and fold into chocolate. Refrigerate overnight to set. Will keep refrigerated for 3 days.
To serve layer strawberries and mousse in 6 all-purpose wine glasses.
Makes 6 servings.

Nutrients Per Serving: Total Calories 220, Calories from Fat 140, Total Fat 15 g, Saturated Fat 9 g, Sodium 50 mg, Total Carbohydrate 18 g, Dietary Fiber 4 g, Sugars 10 g, Protein 4 g.

 

 

Easy Pineapple Cheesecake

Ingredients:

1 (8 ounce) package Reduced Fat Philly Cream Cheese, softened
1/2 cup Splenda No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated
2 (15-ounce) cans Dole Crushed Pineapple, drained
1 3/4 cups Cool Whip Free Whipped Topping
1 (9 inch) prepared graham cracker crust

Directions:

In a large bowl, mix cream cheese and SPLENDA® Granulated Sweetener together. Stir in 1 can of pineapple and whipped topping to cream cheese mixture. Mix until smooth.
Pour mixture into crust and top with other can of pineapple. Cover and chill for 2 hours.
Makes 8 servings.
Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of recipe): Calories 330 | Calories from Fat 170 | Fat 19g (sat 10g) | Cholesterol 30mg | Sodium 230mg | Carbohydrates 38g | Fiber 1g | Sugars 28g | Protein 4g

Chocolate Mini Cheesecakes

August 10, 2012 at 10:08 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly | Leave a comment
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Came across this great sounding low carb dessert from a diabeticlivingonline.com email and just wanted to pass it along! Chocolate Mini Cheesecakes at 156 calories and only 19 carbs. If you’ve never visited the http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com web site you have to check it out. It’s loaded with great diabetic recipes.

 

Chocolate Mini Cheesecakes
This low calorie cheesecake recipe is made with a vanilla wafer crust and reduced fat cream cheese and chocolate filling. The small size is a perfect dessert.
YIELD: 12 mini cheesecakes
CARB GRAMS PER SERVING: 19

Ingredients:

12 reduced-fat vanilla wafers
1 8 ounce package reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchatel), softened
1/2 8 ounce package fat-free cream cheese, softened
3 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, melted and cooled
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup fat-free milk
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1 egg white, lightly beaten
1/4 cup finely chopped dried cherries or dried apricots
Chocolate curls and/or small whole or sliced strawberries (optional)

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line twelve 2 1/2-inch muffin cups with foil or paper bake cups. Place 1 wafer in the bottom of each muffin cup. Set aside.
2. For filling, in a medium mixing bowl beat cream cheese with an electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds. Beat in chocolate, sugar, milk, and vanilla until well combined. Stir in egg white. Stir in dried cherries. Spoon filling into prepared cups, filling each about 3/4 full.
3. Bake about 20 minutes or until set. Cool in muffin cups on a wire rack for 5 minutes. (Centers may dip slightly as they cool.) Remove cheesecakes from pans. Cool on a wire rack for 1 hour. Cover and chill for 3 to 24 hours.
4. If you like, garnish with chocolate curls and/or strawberries before serving. Makes 12 mini cheesecakes.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 156
Protein(gm): 4
Carbohydrate(gm): 19
Fat, total(gm): 8
Cholesterol(mg): 17
Saturated fat(gm): 5
Monosaturated fat(gm): 2
Dietary Fiber, total(gm): 1
Sugar, total(gm): 15
Sodium(mg): 147

http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/recipe/chocolate/chocolate-mini-cheesecakes/

Mango-Cheesecake Parfaits

May 26, 2012 at 9:25 AM | Posted in dessert, fruits | 1 Comment
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Tried a new dessert tonight. Ran across it in the latest edition of the Kraft Food Magazine. It has Mangos in it which I love! To cut the carbs and calories I used 2% Milk, Sugar Free Jello Mix, Reduced Philly Cheese, and Cool Whip Free. this makes a tasty and refreshing Summer Dessert!  The recipe is below with the Kraft link.

What You Need
1 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1-1/2 cups cold milk
1 pkg. (3.4 oz.) JELL-O Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding
1-1/2 cups thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, divided
2  mangos, peeled, seeded, chopped
Make It

BEAT cream cheese in medium bowl with mixer until creamy. Gradually beat in milk. Add dry pudding mix; mix well. Whisk in 1 cup COOL WHIP.

LAYER half each of the mangos and pudding mixture in 8 parfait glasses. Repeat layers.

TOP with remaining COOL WHIP.

nutritional info per serving
Calories  230
Total fat  13 g
Saturated fat  9 g
Cholesterol  40 mg
Sodium  310 mg
Carbohydrate  26 g

http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/mango-cheesecake-parfaits-135649.aspx

Kiwi – Lemon Cheesecake

May 7, 2012 at 4:44 PM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, fruits | 1 Comment
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Kiwi – Lemon Cheesecake

Came across this recipe in a Every Day Rachael Ray magazine and my Mom wanted to try it and what Mom wants Mom Gets! It really came out good! The Kiwi, Lemon Curd, and Philly Cream Cheese make a great trio. I used Philly No Fat Cream Cheese and a Keebler Graham Cracker Pie Shell.

Ingredients:

11 oz. Jar of Lemon Curd
4 oz. Cream Cheese, softened
1 Store bought Graham Cracker Piecrust

Directions:

*Using an electric mixer, whip Lemon Curd and Cream Cheese until doubled in size, 3 minutes.
*Spoon into piecrust; freeze 10 minutes. Meanwhile, peel Kiwis, halve lengthwise and thinly slice. Scatter over filling.
*Refrigerate until ready to serve. (Serves 6 )

http://www.rachaelraymag.com/

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