Summer Fruit Dip

June 19, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Appetizers, CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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I have a recipe for a Summer Fruit Dip to pass along. To make this recipe you’ll be needing Berries, Peach, Melon Chunks, Fruit, Honey, Vanilla Yogurt, Almond Extract, Vanilla Extract, and Wisconsin Mascarpone Cheese. The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all Tastes, Diets, or Cuisines so be sure to check it out today for any of your recipe needs! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Summer Fruit Dip
Fresh fruits of the summer are puréed and combined with yogurt and mascarpone cheese for a delightful summertime fruit dip.

Recipe Ingredients:
2 cups fresh fruit (sliced berries, sliced peaches, melon chunks, etc.)
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup (8 ounces) Wisconsin Mascarpone Cheese, softened
Additional assorted fruit cut into slices for accompaniment: cantaloupe, honeydew melon, pineapple, apples, berries, etc.

Cooking Directions:
1 – In food processor or blender, pulse together 2 cups fruit and honey, until coarsely chopped.
2 – Add yogurt and extracts; pulse until desired consistency.
3 – Stir in Mascarpone.
4 – Serve with additional sliced fruit for dipping. Store leftover dip in airtight container up to 3 days in refrigerator.
Makes 2 3/4 cups.

Variation: For winter fruit dip, prepare as above using fruits available in winter. Consider combining tangerines and dried cherries, apples with cinnamon, or oranges and grapefruit. When choosing citrus, you may wish to increase honey.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/appetizer/summer_fruit_dip_recipe.html

Apricot and Cinnamon Fruit Dip

June 12, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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I have a recipe for Apricot and Cinnamon Fruit Dip to pass along. To make this Dip you’ll be needing Apples, Bananas, Kiwis, Strawberries, Low Fat Cream Cheese, Splenda® No Calorie Sweetener with Fiber, Apricot Preserves, Ground Cinnamon, Vanilla Extract, and Greek Style Yogurt. The Fruit Dip is 1210 calories and 19 net carbs per serving. The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all Tastes, Diets, or Cuisines so be sure to check it out today for any of your recipe needs! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Apricot and Cinnamon Fruit Dip
Please your friends and family with a bowl of this sweet and creamy fruit dip placed in the center of a beautiful fruit tray.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups sliced apples
1 1/2 cups sliced bananas
6 peeled and chopped kiwis
1 1/2 cups strawberries
1/2 cup low fat cream cheese
6 packets Splenda® No Calorie Sweetener with Fiber
1/4 cup apricot preserves
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup nonfat Greek style yogurt

Cooking Directions:
1 – Prepare and set the sliced fruit aside
2 – Combine all ingredients in a medium size mixing bowl and whisk until smooth.
3 – Serve with apples, bananas, kiwis and strawberries.
Makes 12 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (2 tablespoons of dip, 1/2 cup of fruit): Calories 110 | Calories from Fat 25 | Fat 2.5g (sat 1.0g) | Cholesterol 5mg | Sodium 45mg | Carbohydrates 22g | Fiber 3g | Sugars 10g | Protein 4g.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/apricot_and_cinnamon_fruit_dip_recipe.html

Diabetic Dessert of the Week -Bittersweet Chocolate Torte

June 3, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dessert of the Week | 1 Comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is a Bittersweet Chocolate Torte. To make this week’s Dessert you’ll be needing Stick Butter, Unsweetened Chocolate, Fat Free Milk, Sugar-Free Apricot Preserves, Instant Coffee Crystals, Egg Yolk, Vanilla Extract, Equal Spoonful, Egg Whites, Cream of Tartar, All Purpose Flour, and Salt. The Torte is 145 calories and 9 carbs per serving. The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all Tastes, Diets, or Cuisines so be sure to check it out today for any of your recipe needs! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Bittersweet Chocolate Torte
A rich decadent almost flourless cake for the true chocolate lover, it has 46% fewer calories than a traditional cake.

Recipe Ingredients:
Torte:
6 tablespoons stick butter or margarine
4 ounces unsweetened chocolate
1/3 cup fat-free milk
1/3 cup sugar-free apricot preserves or apricot spreadable fruit
2 teaspoons instant coffee crystals
1 large egg yolk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups Equal® Spoonful*
3 large egg whites
1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon salt

Rich Chocolate Glaze:
1 ounce semisweet chocolate
1 tablespoon stick butter or margarine
Optional Garnishes: Whipped topping, fresh raspberries, and/or fresh mint

Cooking Directions:
1 – For Torte, heat 6 tablespoons butter, 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, milk, preserves and coffee crystals in small saucepan, whisking frequently until chocolate is almost melted.
2 – Remove pan from heat; continue whisking until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth. Whisk in egg yolk and vanilla. Add Equal®, whisking until smooth.
3 – Lightly grease bottom of an 8-inch round cake pan and line with parchment or waxed paper. Beat egg whites and cream of tartar to stiff peaks in large bowl. Fold chocolate mixture into egg whites; fold in combined flour and salt. Pour cake batter into pan.
4 – Bake in preheated 350°F oven 20 to 25 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Do Not over bake.
5 – Carefully loosen side of cake from pan with small sharp knife, which will keep cake from cracking as it cools. Cool cake completely in pan on wire rack. Cover and refrigerate 1 to 2 hours or until chilled.
6 – For Rich Chocolate Glaze, melt 1 ounce semi-sweet chocolate and 1 tablespoon butter in small saucepan, stirring frequently.
7 – Remove cake from pan and place on serving plate. Pour Rich Chocolate Glaze over top of cake, letting it run down sides. Let cake stand about 1 hour or until glaze is set. Garnish top of cake with prepared whipped topping, fresh raspberries and fresh mint, if desired. Cut cake into wedges.
Makes 12 servings.

*May substitute 36 packets Equal sweetener

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/12 of recipe): calories 145, protein 3 g, carbohydrate 9 g, fat 12 g, cholesterol 36 mg, sodium 116 mg.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/bittersweet_chocolate_torte_recipe.html

Chili Cups

May 29, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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I have a second Appetizer to pass along, Chili Cups. To make this recipe you’ll be needing a can of Chili with Beans, Refrigerated Biscuits, and Shredded Cheddar Cheese. Just 3 ingredients to make these Delicious Chili Cups! The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all Tastes, Diets, or Cuisines so be sure to check it out today for any of your recipe needs! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Chili Cups
A great party food idea! Garnish these tasty chili cups with sour cream, green onions and black olives for an extra special treat.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 (15-ounce) can chili with beans
1 (10-count) can refrigerated biscuits
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Cooking Directions:
1 – Preheat oven to 400°F (205°C).
2 – Place 1 round of biscuit dough into each of 10 muffin cups, pressing dough into bottoms and up sides of cups. Spoon 1 heaping tablespoon chili into each cup; sprinkle with cheese.
3 – Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until biscuits are browned.
Makes 10 servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/appetizer/chili_cups_recipe.html

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Diner Griddle Cakes  

May 24, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is Diner Griddle Cakes. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing All Purpose Flour, Baking Powder, Baking Soda, Granulated Sugar, Salt, Eggs, Vanilla Yogurt, and Buttermilk. No Meat needed to start the day with this week’s recipe. The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all Tastes, Diets, or Cuisines so be sure to check it out today for any of your recipe  needs! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021!  https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Diner Griddle Cakes
The vanilla yogurt and buttermilk contributes to the tenderness of these pancakes as well as giving them a subtle sourdough-like flavor that goes well with butter and warm maple syrup.

Recipe Ingredients:
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoons baking soda
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoons salt
2 large eggs
1 cup vanilla yogurt
2 cups buttermilk
1/4 cup butter, melted
2 to 4 tablespoons butter to grease griddle

Cooking Directions:
1 – In a large bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar and salt; set aside.
2 – In a small bowl, beat eggs; add yogurt and mix well. Stir in buttermilk and melted butter.
3 – Pour liquid ingredients into dry ingredients all at once and whisk just until moistened.
4 – Heat griddle and 2 tablespoons butter over medium heat (300ºF / 150ºC for electric griddle).
5 – Pour 1/4 cup batter into griddle for each pancake. Cook 2 to 3 minutes until underside is golden, then flip. Cook 3 to 4 minutes more, until center springs back when gently pressed. Use additional butter, if necessary to prepare remaining batter.

Makes 24 pancakes.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/breakfast/diner_griddle_cakes_recipe.html

Easy Lemon Chicken

May 18, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in chicken, CooksRecipes | 1 Comment
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Here’s a recipe for Easy Lemon Chicken. To make this Recipe some of the ingredients you’ll be needing are Chicken Breast Tenders, Splenda Sweetener, Low Sodium Soy Sauce, Fresh Lemon Juice, Fat Free Chicken Broth, Ginger, Spices, and more! There’s 150 calories and 5 net carbs per serving. The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all Tastes, Diets, or Cuisines so be sure to check it out today for any of your recipe needs! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Easy Lemon Chicken
Quick, easy and satisfying. Serve with rice or Asian noodles.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 teaspoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
12 ounces chicken breast tenders, cut in thirds
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
1/4 cup fat-free chicken broth
1 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/4 cup red bell pepper, sliced into 2-inch strips
1/4 cup green bell pepper, sliced into 2-inch strips

Cooking Directions:

1 – Mix 1 teaspoon cornstarch and 1 tablespoon soy sauce in a small mixing bowl. Add sliced chicken tenders. Place in refrigerator and marinate for 10 minutes.
2 – Stir the lemon juice, 1/4 cup soy sauce, chicken broth, ginger, garlic, Splenda® Granulated Sweetener and 1 teaspoon cornstarch together in a medium-sized mixing bowl.
3 – Heat oil in a medium frying pan. Add chicken and cook over medium-high heat for 3 to 4 minutes or until just done. Add sauce and sliced peppers. Cook 1 to 2 minutes more or until sauce thickens and peppers are slightly tender.
Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories: 150; Calories from Fat: 40; Total Fat: 5g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 50mg; Sodium: 730mg; Total Carbs: 6g; Dietary Fiber: 1g; Sugars: 1g; Protein: 21g.

http://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/easy_lemon_chicken_recipe.html

Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Double Chocolate Fudgies

May 13, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dessert of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is a Double Chocolate Fudgies. To make this week’s Recipe you’ll be needing Butter, Unsweetened Applesauce, Eggs, Vanilla Extract, All Purpose Flour, Equal Spoonful, Semisweet Chocolate Chips, Unsweetened Cocoa, Baking Powder, and Salt. The Recipe is 70 calories and 7 carbs per serving. The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all Tastes, Diets, or Cuisines so be sure to check it out today for any of your recipe needs! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Double Chocolate Fudgies
These are rich mini chocolate brownie cups baked in a miniature muffin pan. They are perfect for gift giving or a school bake sale. No one will guess they have 33% less calories than a traditional brownie.

Recipe Ingredients:
6 tablespoons butter, softened
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup Equal® Spoonful*
1/2 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips
6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

Cooking Directions:
1 – Beat butter, applesauce, eggs and vanilla until blended. Stir in combined flour, Equal®, chocolate chips, cocoa, baking powder and salt until blended.
2 – Fill foil or paper cup lined miniature muffin cups with approximately 1 rounded teaspoonful of dough.
3 – Bake in preheated 350°F (175°C) oven 10 to 12 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool in pan 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely on wire rack.
4 – Store in airtight container at room temperature.
Makes 24 mini muffin cups.

*May substitute 24 packets Equal sweetener.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/24 of recipe; 1 mini muffin): calories 70 protein 1 g carbohydrate 7 g fat 5 g cholesterol 25 mg sodium 51 mg
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/double_chocolate_fudgies_recipe.html

Roasted Dessert Pears

May 13, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly | Leave a comment
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I have a recipe for Roasted Dessert Pears to pass along. To make this recipe you’ll be needing Bartlett Pears, Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener, Ground Cinnamon, Fresh Lemon Juice, Butter, Maple Flavoring, Orange Juice, and Low-Fat Vanilla Frozen Yogurt. The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all Tastes, Diets, or Cuisines so be sure to check it out today for any of your recipe needs! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Roasted Dessert Pears

A light fruit ending to a luscious meal.

Recipe Ingredients:

4 ripe Bartlett pears, peeled, cored, and cut in half
2 tablespoons Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons melted butter
1/4 teaspoon maple flavoring
1/2 cup orange juice
1 pint low-fat vanilla frozen yogurt

 

Cooking Directions:

1 – Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
2 – Arrange pears cut side down in an 11x7x1 1/2-inch baking dish. Combine Splenda® Granulated Sweetener, cinnamon, lemon juice, butter, and maple flavoring. Spoon over pears, turning to coat. Pour orange juice in bottom of pan around pears.
3 -Bake, uncovered, 20 to 25 minutes or until pears are tender.
4 – Serve warm or at room temperature with 1 scoop frozen yogurt.
Makes 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts Per Serving (1/8 of recipe): Calories: 130; Calories from Fat: 35; Total Fat: 4g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 10mg; Sodium: 60mg; Total Carbs: 24g; Dietary Fiber: 2g; Sugars: 20g; Protein: 3g.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/roasted_dessert_pears_recipe.html

Appetizer of the Week – Baked Ravioli Bites

May 8, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Appetizer of the Week, Appetizers, CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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This week’s Appetizer of the Week is Baked Ravioli Bites. To prepare this week’s recipe you’ll be needing packaged BUITONI Refrigerated Four Cheese Ravioli, Eggs, Breadcrumbs, Olive Oil Cooking Spray, container BUITONI Refrigerated Pesto with Basil, and Assorted Vegetable Toppings. The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all Tastes, Diets, or Cuisines so be sure to check it out today for any of your recipe needs! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Baked Ravioli Bites
Decorated with artful toppings, these ravioli bites are irresistible additions to a night of entertaining.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 (9-ounce) package BUITONI Refrigerated Four Cheese Ravioli, prepared according to package directions
2 large eggs, beaten
1 cup Italian dry bread crumbs
Olive oil cooking spray
1 (7-ounce) container BUITONI Refrigerated Pesto with Basil
Assorted toppings*

Cooking Directions:
1 – Preheat broiler. Grease baking sheet.
2 – Dip prepared ravioli into beaten eggs, coating both sides, then into bread crumbs, coating both sides. Place on prepared baking sheet. Lightly spray top of breaded ravioli with cooking spray.
3 – Broil for 1 to 2 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Turn and spray with additional cooking spray; broil for 1 minute or until edges begin to brown.
4 – Top each ravioli with 1 teaspoon pesto and choice of assorted toppings.
Makes 45 appetizers.

*Cherry tomatoes, cut in half and tossed with olive oil and chopped fresh basil; black and green olives, pitted and sliced; small fresh mozzarella balls, cut in half; finely diced red and yellow bell peppers; sliced marinated artichoke hearts

Tip: Visit the olive bar in your favorite gourmet market to find a variety of flavorful toppings.

Note: Try substituting BUITONI Refrigerated Whole Wheat Four Cheese Ravioli and BUITONI Refrigerated Pesto with Sun Dried Tomatoes.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/45 of recipe): Calories: 50 Calories from Fat: 25 Total Fat: 3 g Saturated Fat: 1 g Cholesterol: 15 mg Sodium: 115 mg Carbohydrates: 5 g Dietary Fiber: 0 g Sugars: 1 g Protein: 2 g
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/appetizer/baked_ravioli_bites_recipe.html

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Individual Tomato Florentine Stratas

May 3, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is Individual Tomato Florentine Stratas. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Spinach, Whole Wheat Bread Cubes, Tomato, Dried Italian Seasoning, Eggs, Milk, and Shredded Part-Skim Mozzarella Cheese. No Meat Needed! The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all Tastes, Diets, or Cuisines so be sure to check it out today for any of your recipe needs! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Individual Tomato Florentine Stratas
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Recipe Ingredients:
2 cups torn fresh spinach (about 4 ounces)
1 1/2 cups (1-inch) whole wheat bread cubes (about 2 slices)
1 medium tomato, chopped
1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
4 large eggs
1 cup milk
1/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese (1 ounce)

Cooking Directions:
1 – Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
2 – Place 1/2 cup spinach in each of four greased 10-ounce custard cups. Top with bread, dividing evenly.
3 – Toss tomato with Italian seasoning; spoon evenly over bread.
4 – Beat eggs and milk in medium bowl until blended. Slowly pour scant 1/2 cup egg mixture over tomato in each cup. Sprinkle with cheese.
5 – Place cups in a shallow baking pan.
6 – Bake in center of 350°F (175°C) oven until custards are puffed and begin to pull away from sides of cups and knife inserted near centers comes out clean, about 30 minutes.
Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories: 170; Total Fat: 8g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 220mg; Total Carbs: 12g; Fiber: 2g; Protein: 13g; Sodium: 222mg.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/mless/individual_tomato_florentine_stratas_recipe.html

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