Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Chocolate Cinnamon Cake

January 7, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dessert of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is a Chocolate Cinnamon Cake. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Nonstick Cooking Spray, a package of Devil’s Food Cake Mix, Water, Egg Substitute, Canola Oil, Instant Coffee Granules, Ground Cinnamon, and Powdered Sugar. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Chocolate Cinnamon Cake
Few flavors capture the holiday season quite like cinnamon! If you’re looking to get in the spirit with a homemade treat, you can’t go wrong with this festive cake.

Chocolate Cinnamon Cake

Ingredients
Nonstick cooking spray
1 package (about 15 ounces) devil’s food cake mix
1 1/4 cups water
3/4 cup egg substitute or 3 eggs
1/3 cup canola oil
1 tablespoon instant coffee granules
1 1/2 to 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 cup powdered sugar

Directions
Yield: 18 to 20 servings
Serving size: 1/18 to 1/20 of recipe

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat 13×9-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.

2. Combine cake mix, water, egg substitute, oil, coffee granules and cinnamon in large bowl. Mix according to package directions. Spread batter in prepared pan.

3. Bake 25 to 27 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Just before serving, sift powdered sugar over cake. (Use stencils to create designs, if desired.)

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 170 calories, Carbohydrates: 22 g, Protein: 2 g, Fat: 9 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 256 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/chocolate-cinnamon-cake/

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Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits

December 17, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dessert of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits. To make this week’s Dish you’ll be needing Vanilla Nonfat Greek Yogurt, Whipped Cream Cheese, Powdered Sugar, Vanilla, Strawberries, Granulated Sugar Honey Graham Cracker Squares, and Fresh Mint Leaves. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits
Quick, easy, and elegant, these lovely cheesecake treats are sure to delight!

Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits

Ingredients
1 1/2 cups vanilla nonfat Greek yogurt
1/2 cup whipped cream cheese, at room temperature
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups sliced strawberries
2 teaspoons granulated sugar
8 honey graham cracker squares, coarsely crumbled (about 2 cups)
Fresh mint leaves (optional)

Directions
Yield: 4 servings

1 – Whisk yogurt, cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla in small bowl until smooth and well blended.

2 – Combine strawberries and granulated sugar in small bowl; gently toss.

3 – Layer 1/4 cup yogurt mixture, 1/4 cup strawberries, and 1/4 cup graham cracker crumbs in each of 4 dessert dishes. Repeat layers. Garnish with mint. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 220 calories, Carbohydrates: 29 g, Protein: 11 g, Fat: 7 g, Saturated Fat: 3 g, Cholesterol: 15 mg, Sodium: 200 mg, Fiber: 2 g
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Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Eggnog Sandwich Cookies

December 10, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dessert of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is – Eggnog Sandwich Cookies. Tis the Season for some Eggnog Sandwich Cookies! To make these Cookies some of the ingredients you’ll be needing are Granulated Sugar, Egg Yolk, Sour Cream, Salt, Spices, Butter, Powdered Sugar and more! The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Eggnog Sandwich Cookies

Nothing says Christmas quite like eggnog! Get in the holiday spirit with these festive eggnog-themed cookies.

Ingredients

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1 1/4 cups plus 1 tablespoon granulated sugar, divided
1 egg yolk
1/2 cup sour cream
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1/4 cup shortening
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons brandy or milk

Directions
Yield: about 6 dozen sandwich cookies
Serving size: 1 cookie

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease cookie sheets.

2. Beat 1 cup butter and 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar in large bowl with electric mixer at medium speed until light and fluffy. Add egg yolk; beat until blended. Add sour cream; beat until well blended. Combine flour and salt in small bowl; gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture, beating until well blended.

3. Shape teaspoonfuls of dough into balls. Place on prepared cookie sheets; flatten slightly. Combine remaining 1 tablespoon granulated sugar, nutmeg and ginger in small bowl; sprinkle over cookies.

4. Bake 12 minutes or until edges are golden. Cool on cookie sheets 5 minutes. Remove to wire racks; cool completely.

5. Beat 1/2 cup butter and shortening in medium bowl until well blended. Add powdered sugar and brandy; beat until well blended. Spread or pipe filling on flat side of half of cookies. Top with remaining cookies, flat side down.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 92 calories, Carbohydrates: 11 g, Protein: 1 g, Fat: 5 g, Saturated Fat: 3 g, Cholesterol: 14 mg, Sodium: 10 mg
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SNOWY VANILLA PECAN CRESCENTS

December 3, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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I have a recipe for SNOWY VANILLA PECAN CRESCENTS to pass along. To make these you’ll be needing Powdered Sugar, Reduced Fat Margarine, Salt, Vanilla Extract, All Purpose Flour, Rolled Oats, and Chopped Pecans. The Crescents are 75 calories and 9 carbs per serving. You can find this Diabetic Friendly recipe and more all at the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. You can also sign up to receive wonderful recipes, engaging articles, helpful and healthful tips, critically important news and more. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

SNOWY VANILLA PECAN CRESCENTS
The generosity and sweetness of pueblo foods at Christmastime is embodied in this recipe.

Ingredients

1 cup powdered sugar, divided
2 sticks fat-reduced margarine, suitable for baking (must have 60-70% fat), such as Imperial or Fleischmann’s
1/4 tsp salt (optional)
2 tsp vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/4 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup pecans, finely chopped

Directions

1 – Preheat oven to 325F. In a large bowl, cream half of the sugar into the margarine, then add the salt and vanilla extract, blending well. Next add the flour, oats, and nuts, and blend thoroughly.
2 – Place dough by the Tablespoonful on ungreased cookie sheet. Shape into crescents. Bake for 15 minutes or until bottoms are light honey-golden. Remove to wire rack and sift remaining powdered sugar generously over warm crescents.
NOTES:
The generosity and sweetness of pueblo foods at Christmastime is embodied in this recipe.

Recipe Yield: Servings: 36 Cookies

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 75
Fat: 4 grams
Sodium: 50 milligrams
Carbohydrates: 9 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipe/snowy-vanilla-pecan-crescents

Apple Butter Rolls

October 6, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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I’ve got a recipe for Apple Butter Rolls. These are made using Refrigerated Breadstick Dough, Apple Butter, Orange Juice, Powdered Sugar, and Grated Orange Peel. Easy to Make and Delicious! Ths recipe is also from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Apple Butter Rolls
Requiring just five ingredients, these fruity Apple Butter Rolls are a cinch to prepare!

Ingredients
1 package (11 ounces) refrigerated breadstick dough
2 tablespoons apple butter
1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons orange juice
1/4 cup sifted powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon grated orange peel (optional)

Directions
Yield: 12 servings
Serving size: 1 roll

1 – Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.

2 – Unroll breadstick dough. Separate along perforations into 12 pieces. Gently stretch each piece to 9 inches in length. Twist ends of each piece in opposite directions 3 to 4 times. Coil each twisted strip into snail shape on prepared baking sheet. Tuck ends underneath.

3 – Use thumb to make small indentation in center of each breadstick coil. Spoon about 1/2 teaspoon apple butter into each indentation. Bake 11 to 13 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from baking sheet. Cool on wire rack 10 minutes.

4 – Meanwhile, stir enough orange juice into powdered sugar in small bowl to make a pourable glaze. Stir in orange peel, if desired. Drizzle over rolls. Serve warm.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 105 calories, Carbohydrates: 21 g, Protein: 2 g, Fat: 1 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 186 mg, Fiber: 1 g
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Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Lemon Mini Tarts

April 30, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dessert of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is – Lemon Mini Tarts. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Powdered Sugar, Egg Yolks, Butter, Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice, Lemon Peel, Granulated Sugar, Frozen Phyllo Shells, Mint Leaves, and Raspberries. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Lemon Mini Tarts
Craving something sweet? With fewer than 10 simple ingredients and less than 20 minutes of preparation time, you can have these delicious homemade mini tarts ready for dessert tonight.

Ingredients
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 egg yolks
3 tablespoons butter, melted
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tablespoon lemon peel
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
24 mini frozen phyllo shells*
Mint leaves (optional)
Raspberries (optional)

Directions
Yield: 12 servings
Serving size: 2 tarts

1 – Heat oven to 350°F. Whisk powdered sugar, egg yolks, butter, lemon juice, lemon peel, and granulated sugar in small bowl until well blended.

2 – Spoon 1 teaspoon filling into each frozen phyllo shell. Bake about 13 to 15 minutes or until centers are set.

3 – Garnish each tart with 1 mint leaf and 1 raspberry, if desired.

*Note. Frozen phyllo shells can be found in the freezer section by the other frozen hors d’oeuvres.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 162 calories, Carbohydrates: 20 g, Protein: 2 g, Fat: 8 g, Saturated Fat: 3 g, Cholesterol: 66 mg, Sodium: 62 mg, Fiber: 0 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/lemon-mini-tarts/

 

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Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Chocolate Clusters THURSDAY

April 16, 2020 at 6:03 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dessert of the Week | 1 Comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is – Chocolate Clusters. Easy to make, 5 ingredients, and 71 calories and 12 carbs per Cluster. To make this recipe you’ll need Vanilla Wafers, Unsweetened Shredded Coconut, Powdered Sugar, Chocolate Syrup, and Vanilla. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Chocolate Clusters
Taking just 15 minutes and 5 ingredients to whip up, these chocolate treats are sure to put a smile on the faces of children and adults alike!

Ingredients
Preparation time:
15 minutes
1 1/2 cups finely crushed vanilla wafers (about 45 wafers), graham cracker crumbs, or cornflake crumbs
2/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
2/3 cup powdered sugar plus additional powdered sugar for garnish
1/2 cup canned chocolate syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla

Directions
Yield: 24 clusters
Serving size: 1 cluster

* Stir together the crushed vanilla wafers, coconut, and 2/3 cup powdered sugar in a bowl. Stir in the syrup and vanilla until well blended. Shape the dough into 1-inch balls and roll them in additional powdered sugar. Store tightly covered in a cool, dry place.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 71 calories, Carbohydrates: 13 g, Protein: <1 g, Fat: 2 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Sodium: 27 mg, Fiber: <1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/chocolate-clusters/

 


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Low Cal Mince Pie

December 25, 2013 at 10:43 AM | Posted in baking | 2 Comments
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Thanks to Bobbi and Kat for passing this healthier version of Mince Pie.

 
Low Cal Mince Pie

 
Ingredients:

Pam Baking Spray
8oz plain Flour
a pinch of Sea Salt
4oz butter or margarine, cut into small cubes. (Blue Bonnet Light Stick Butter)
16, level, tbsp Mincemeat ready-made mincemeat
1, level, tsp Powdered Sugar, to dust

 

 

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 375°F. Lightly spray some bun or muffin tins with Pam Baking Spray.
Make the pastry. Sift the flour and salt into a mixing bowl. Add the fat and gently rub it in with your fingertips. Add sufficient cold water to mix to a ball that leaves the sides of the bowl clean. Rest in the fridge for 30 minutes.
Roll out the pastry thinly on a lightly floured surface. Cut out 32 rounds with a 3 inch fluted cutter. Use to line the prepared tins.
Divide the mincemeat between the pastry cases. Roll out the remaining pastry trimmings and make some little stars with a star cutter or any other design cutter you would have. Use to decorate the tops of the tarts.
Bake in the oven for about 15 minutes, until the pastry is crisp and lightly colored. Cool on a wire rack and dust lightly with the powdered sugar.

Kitchen Hints

October 9, 2013 at 9:08 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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After finishing a stick of unsalted butter, hold on to the wrapper. It’ll come in  handy when you need to grease a pan: Simply wipe the pan with it. But don’t use wrappers from salted butter, since they may cause food to stick.

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

April 14, 2013 at 9:39 AM | Posted in baking, dessert | Leave a comment
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The texture of a cake depends on the type of sweetner and fat used. These ingredients affect how tender the cake will be, so be sure you use the right ones. Never substitute granulated sugar for confectioners’ sugar and vice versa. Cakes made with oil are very tender and moist – oil doesn’t hold air as well as butter or shortening, so eggs and other thick ingredients must trap the air.

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