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Month: November 2015

Ethnicity > Asian 0

Chicken Pad Thai

In Thailand, this is the ultimate street food. There, competition among food cart cooks is fierce, so many specialize in a dish or two just to stay in business. For those who are gluten sensitive, rice noodles are a great alternative to wheat. 15 minutes II 4 servings 4 ounces flat rice noodles 4 tablespoons lower-sodium ketchup 1 tablespoon fish sauce […]

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Sesame Crackers

Homemade crackers make an impressive statement, but they’re actually much easier to prepare then most people think. Once you master the basic recipe, feel free to add your own signature seasonings. 8 servings II 1 hour, 15 minutes 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup sesame seeds, toasted 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp salt 2/3 cup low-fat plain yogurt 1/3 […]

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Peanut Butter and Oat Cookies

Peanut butter chips add more yummy peanut flavor to these cookies, but you can substitute chocolate chips or make them with no chips at all. Baking sheets, ungreased Preheat oven to 350 F (180 C) Makes 40 cookies (2 per serving) 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup quick-cooking rolled oats 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/2 cup granulated […]

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Chocolate Chip Cookies

Do you like your chocolate chip cookies crisp or soft? Make crisp cookies by cooking them for the maximum time suggested or make soft cookies by cooking them for about 2 minutes less then the minimum suggested baking time. Rolled oats add texture to this classic cookie and contain soluble fiber, which will help slow the absorption of glucose from […]

Quick Breads 0

Banana Bread

Banana bread is good for a quick breakfast, dessert or afternoon tea. Makes 10 servings Preheat oven to 350 F (180 C) 9- by 5-inch (2 L) loaf pan, sprayed with vegetable spray and dusted with flour 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 large eggs 1 cup mashed ripe bananas […]

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Crispy Granola Squares

These crispy squares are fun for kids to make, but be careful to mix quickly and thoroughly once you have added all of the ingredients to the melted marshmallows. Makes 24 squares (1 per serving) 13- by 9-inch (3L) baking pan, lined with foil and sprayed with vegetable spray 1/4 cup soft margarine 3 cups mini marshmallows 5 cups crisp […]

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Strawberry Mousse Pie

Makes 8 servings 1 package (1/3 ounce/10 g) no-sugar-added strawberry-flavored gelatin 2/3 cup boiling water Ice cubes 1/2 cup cold water 2 cups lower-fat non-dairy whipped topping, divided 1/2 cup plain yogurt 1 cup sliced strawberries, divided Graham water crust: (see below) Pour gelatin into a medium bowl and stir in boiling water. Stir for 2 minutes, until all of […]

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Meringue Candy Canes

The secret to perfect meringues is to bake them at a low temperature in the center of the oven for a long time. Makes 48 candy canes (2 per serving) Preheat oven to 200 F (100 C) 2 baking sheets, lined with parchment paper Large pastry bag with 1/2-inch (1 cm) plain tip Medium pastry bag with 1/4-inch (0.5 cm) […]

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Toffee Bars

Makes 24 bars (1 bar per serving) Preheat oven to 350 F (180 C) 13- by 9-inch (3L) baking pan, lined with parchment paper 2 cups quick-cooking rolled oats 1/2 cup lightly packed brown sugar 1/3 cup melted butter or margarine 1/4 cup liquid honey or corn syrup 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips 1/2 […]

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Peanut Butter Cookies #2

Makes 40 cookies, (2 cookies per serving) Preheat oven to 350 F (180 C) Baking sheet, sprayed with baking spray 1/2 cup peanut butter 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1/3 cup margarine 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 2 tablespoon sesame seeds 3/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg In a bowl, beat peanut butter, brown sugar, […]

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Crisp Nut Cookies

These resemble the classic Jewish cookie, mandelbrot. Use almonds, pecans, pine nuts or a combination. Makes 45 cookies (3 cookies per serving) Preheat oven to 350 F (180 C) Baking sheet, sprayed with baking spray 2 eggs 3/4 cup granulated sugar 6 tablespoons melted butter 1/4 cup water 2 teaspoons vanilla 1 teaspoon almond extract 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 […]

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Orange Coffee Pecan Slices

These refrigerator cookies are a good choice if you have people with egg allergies in the house. Keep a roll handy in your refrigerator. They’re ready when you need them. Baking sheets, greased or lined with parchment paper Makes 96 cookies (3 cookies per serving) 2-3/4 cups all purpose flour 1 tablespoon instant espresso coffee powder 2 teaspoons baking powder […]

Ethnicity > American 0

Tex-Mex Nachos

 Food writer: Carolyn Cashen This recipe is a version of a Canadian restaurant favorite. It’s 700 calories; which is a little high. Serves: 4 complete meal servings Approximate costs: $4.25 per serving Cooking utensils needed: large skillet, microwave 1 medium-sized green pepper, (about 1-1/2 cups), medium-diced 1 medium-sized yellow onion (about 1 cup), diced 2 teaspoons pickled jalapenos, minced 1 lb. […]