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Raspberry Cream Cheese Muffins

THESE ARE BEAUTIFUL CAKEY MUFFINS. The addition of cream cheese blended into the batter keeps them incredibly moist, while bright red raspberries add a burst of color. I find they have the best texture and appearance when made with fresh raspberries, but frozen can also be used. If using frozen raspberries, do not them first, but mix them into the […]

Breakfasts & Brunches 0

Joe’s Special Spinach and Egg Scramble

THE ORIGINAL VERSION OF THIS DISH dates back to the 1920’s when it was served at New Joe’s Italian restaurant in San Francisco. Today you’ll find it as the new signature dish at the San Francisco restaurant institution known as Original Joe’s. I first tasted it as a child when my mother made it from a recipes she found in […]

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Pizza Frittata

THIS RECIPE OFFERS ALL THE DELICIOUS ELEMENTS OF A PIZZA – in a frittata! The first time I ever tasted eggs with pizza sauce, I fell in love with the combination, and I think you will too. Loaded with veggies and pepperonii, you get a generous portion (half of the frittata) for only 210 calories. As an added bonus, you […]

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Anyday Egg “Muffins”

WHEN YOU ARE FACED WITH A HECTIC MORNING, having these protien-packed “muffins” made and ready to eat could save the day. So, when time permits, make a batch, enjoy some for breakfasts, and pop the leftovers in the fridge or freezer for those crazy times when you’re running late but still want a breakfast that can get you through the […]

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Apple Pie Oatmeal

ONE OF MY FAVORITE BREAKFASTS FOODS GROWING UP was a bowl of apples and cinnamon oatmeal prepared from an instant packet. Funny how our palates change; I recently tried it again and found the consistency pasty, the taste a bit salty, and the bits of dried apples in need of an upgrade. My fast-fix version infuses pieces of fresh apple […]

Gluten-free 0

Balsamic, Beet, and Orange Salad

BEETS ARE BACK! Considered an old-fashioned vegetable by some, beets have newfound popularity as they star in sensational eye-popping salads. And while fresh beets are fantastic, this easy salad proves that canned cdan be just as delicious – and they come with a bonus of no messy peeling! Paired with sunny oranges, tangy feta cheese, and nutrient-rich spinach, this salad […]

Ethnicity > Chinese 0

Easy Baked Egg Rolls

In the time it takes to get Chinese take-out, you can roll up your own authentic egg rolls. Don’t be intimidated by the process – if you can wrap a sandwich, you can make these. To save time, I use bagged coleslaw mix for the filling. If you don’t have egg roll wrappers on hand or simply want to enjoy […]

Christmas Desserts 0

Maple Nut Caramel Corn

Popcorn: 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1/4 cup (60 g) plain popcorn kernels 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt (or kosher salt ground with a mortar and pestle), divided 1 cup (115 g) pecan halves (or peanuts) Caramel: 1/2 cup (125 ml) maple syrup 1/4 cup (50 g) granulated sugar 4 tablespoons (60 g) unsalted butter FOR THE POPCORN, add the oil […]

Stews 0

Spicy Chickpea, Kale, and Tomato Stew

From Julie Hillers, cancer survivor Add spice to your life with this flavorful stew that combines the colors of golden curry with green kale, red tomatoes, and brown mushrooms. The bonus is that they are cancer-fighting “super foods” too. Makes 4 servings 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 medium boneless, skinless chicken breast, […]

Breakfasts & Brunches 0

Blueberry Breakfast Cake

This breakfast favorite freatures blueberries, one of our Top 10 “Super Foods,” in a rich, high-fiber blend of whole grain wheat and oat flours. Makes 9 servings 1 large egg 1/2 cup low-fat milk 1/2 cup plain nonfat yogurt 3 tablespoons butter or no-trans-fat margarine, melted 1/2 cup oat flour 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour 1/2 cup unbleached all-purpose […]

Salads 0

Waldorf Salad

Enjoy the delightful combination of textures in this healthy update of the classic salad. Makes 6 to 8 servings 3/4 cup plain nonfat yogurt 1/4 cup low-fat sour cream 1/4 cup low-fat mayonnaise Juice from 1 medium orange (about 1/4 cup) 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 2 Red or Golden Delicious apples, cored and chopped 2 Fuji or Granny Smith apples, […]

Christmas Desserts 0

Mexican Wedding Cakes – Polvo de Novia

1-1/2 cups nuts 1/4 cup granulated sugar 2 cups (9 ounces) all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 lb (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened and cut into small chunks 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 1 large egg yolk (optional) 1/2 cup (1.5 ounces) powdered sugar Pulse the nuts in a food processor, until half of them look pulverized and the rest […]

Christmas Desserts 0

Sugar Plums

While working as a secretary in a library, I got a request from someone looking for a sugar plum recipe. I searched high and low but eventually stumbled upon this version in a local publication.—Virginia Barber, Waynesville, Georgia Yields: 36 servings/ 3 dozen I Total time: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. Ingredients 2 eggs 1-1/4 cups sugar, divided 1 […]

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White Chocolate Latte Cups

A smooth, rich caramel fills homemade chocolate cups for a decadent dessert. These are great for entertaining or potlucks.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen Yields: 18 servings/ 1-1/2 dozen I Total time: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 20 min. + chilling Ingredients 1 cup (6 ounces) dark chocolate chips 2 teaspoons shortening Filling: 3 tablespoons sugar 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream 1/4 […]

Christmas Desserts 0

White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies

Fixing desserts is my favorite kind of cooking. I usually make these cookies for Christmas—their pale-white adds a special touch to all the reds and greens. We—my husband, our daughter (6) and I—live on a real dirt road! I’m a full-time wife and mother. Our second child’s due to join us in mid-January. Yields: 15 servings/about 2-1/2 dozen cookies I […]