Monday, March 30, 2009

Shrimp Creole Bake

A wonderful casserole chock-full of rice, vegetables, shrimp and chili powder! It's great to bring to potlucks. SHRIMP CREOLE BAKE Prep time: 15 minutes; Cook time: 90 minutes; Total time: 105 minutes 2 cups water 1 & 1/4 cups uncooked white rice 2 onions diced 2 cups sliced mushrooms 5 carrots, sliced 1 green bell pepper, diced 1 & 1/2 cups diced celery 1 zucchini, sliced 1 (15 oz.) can seasoned tomato sauce 1 (16 oz.) can whole peeled tomatoes, crushed 2 tablespoons butter 1 (4 oz.) jar chopped pimento peppers 1 and 1/2 pounds cooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined 2 teaspoons chili powder 1. In a saucepan bring salted water to a boil. Add rice, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes. 2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). 3. Saute the mushrooms, carrots, onions, green pepper, celery, and zucchini in butter until tender. Add all the tomatoes, tomato sauce, pimientos, and shrimp. Stir in rice and chili powder. Pour mixture into a 9x13 inch casserole dish. 4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 1 hour. 8 servings Diabetic Recipes Diabetic Recipes Diabetic Recipes Diabetic Recipes

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Friday, March 20, 2009

Cheesy Broccoli Bake

Cheesy Broccoli Bake Metric Ingredient Imperial 1 kg broccoli, coarsely chopped 2 lb 50 ml onion, chopped 1/4 cup 40 ml butter 3 tbsp 75 ml flour 6 tbsp 750 ml milk 3 cup 250 ml cheddar cheese, shredded 1 cup 125 ml cheez whiz 1/2 cup 5 ml worcestershire sauce 1 tsp 5 ml salt 1 tsp 2 ml pepper 1/2 tsp 250 ml cracker crumbs 1 cup 30 ml butter, melted 2 tbsp Directions Cook broccoli until tender crisp; drain. Meanwhile, saute onions in butter until tender. Stir in flour. Whisk in milk and cook until thickened, stirring frequently. Stir in cheese and cheese spread, worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. In a buttered baking dish; add broccoli, pour sauce over top. Mix cracker crumbs and melted butter; sprinkle over cheese sauce. Bake in preheated 350 F (180 C) oven for 15 minutes. Serves 8 Diabetic Recipes Diabetic Recipes Diabetic Recipes Diabetic Recipes

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Arizona Chili Cheese Crisps

Arizona Chili Cheese Crisps Vegetable oil 4 (8") soft taco flour tortillas 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese 1/2 cup salsa, drained 1/4 cup diced green chilies 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese Heat oven to 350º F. In large skillet, heat 1 inch vegetable oil to 360º F. Fry tortillas, one at a time, until golden brown on both sides. Drain on paper towels.* Place tortillas on large baking sheet. Sprinkle each with 1/4 cup shredded cheese, 2 tablespoons salsa, 1 tablespoon chilies and 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until cheese is melted. To eat, break into pieces. Makes 4 large appetizer servings. Note: Can be made ahead up to 8 hours. Cover loosely; let stand at room temperature. Nutrition (per serving) 360 Calories, 25 g Fat, 13 g Protein, 35 mg Cholesterol, 23 g Carbohydrates, 590 mg Sodium, 190 mg Potassium. Diabetic Recipes Diabetic Recipes Diabetic Recipes Diabetic Recipes

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Orange Pudding Cake

Orange Pudding Cake 1 C. sugar, divided 2 T. butter 1 1/2 T. grated orange rind 4 eggs, separated 1/4 C. flour 1 1/4 C. milk 1/2 C. orange juice Beat together 1/2 C. sugar, butter and orange rind until fluffy. Beat in the egg yolks, one at a time. Add flour alternately with milk and orange juice. Beat egg whites until thick. Beat in remaining sugar and continue to beat until stiff. Fold into the batter. Spoon into a buttered 1 1/2 quart baking dish. Bake 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes. Serve warm or cold. Makes 6 servings. Diabetic Recipes Diabetic Recipes Diabetic Recipes Diabetic Recipes

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Monday, March 09, 2009

Grandmother's Jelly Cookies

Grandmother's Jelly Cookies 1 1/2 cups sugar 1 cup butter or regular margarine, softened 1 egg 1 1/2 tsp vanilla 3 1/2 cups flour 1 tsp salt 3/4 cup jelly preserves In a large bowl, cream together sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla. Beat well. Stir in the flour and salt. Mix well. Stir to make a smooth dough. If batter gets too hard to handle, mix well hands. Cover and refrigerate about two hours. Preheat oven to 375 F. Lightly grease baking sheets. On a lightly floured board, roll out half of the dough to about 1/8 inch thick. Cut out cookies with a 2 1/2 inch round cookie cutter. Roll out remianing dough. Cut with a 2 1/2 inch cutter with a hole in the middle. Place on prepared baking sheets. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool about 30 minutes. To serve, spread preserves on the plain cookies and top with cookies that have the hole in the middle. Yield: about 3 dozen cookies Diabetic Recipes Diabetic Recipes Diabetic Recipes Diabetic Recipes

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Sunday, March 08, 2009

Cream Cheese Apple Crisp

Cream Cheese Apple Crisp Topping 1 1/2 Cups quick cooking oatmeal 1 1/3 Cups flour 1 Cup packed brown sugar 2 tsp ground cinnamon 3/4 Cup butter, chilled & cut up Apples 6 Cups peeled, chopped Apples 1/3 Cup sugar 2 tbsp flour 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1/4 tsp salt Filling 1 8 oz pkg cream cheese softened 1/2 Cup sugar 2 eggs 2 Tbsp flour 2 Tbsp milk Heat oven to 350. In large bowl stir together oatmeal, flour, brown sugar and cinnamon. Cut in butter until mixture is crumbly. Press half the mixture in the bottom of 13x9 inch glass baking dish; reserve remaining mixture for topping. In large bowl toss together all apple ingredients until apples are coated. Spread over crust. In large bowl beat cream cheese and sugar at medium speed until smooth. Add eggs, flour & milk; beat until combined. Spread over apple mixture; sprinkle with reserved oatmeal mixture. Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until golden brown & apples are tender. Cool on wire rack. 12 servings. Diabetic Recipes Diabetic Recipes Diabetic Recipes Diabetic Recipes

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Saturday, March 07, 2009

Pear Fritters

Pear Fritters "Pears are caramelized, then folded into batter and deep fried, for a simple, lightly sweet treat." 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 pear - peeled, cored and diced 2/3 cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon black pepper 1 egg 3 tablespoons milk oil for deep frying Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Saute the pears until caramelized; set aside to cool. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl combine flour, baking powder, salt and pepper; form a well in the center. In a small, separate bowl beat the egg with the milk and pour into the dry ingredients; mix well. Gently fold pears into the batter. Heat deep fryer to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Drop batter by rounded spoonfuls into hot oil, and fry until golden brown. Drain briefly on paper towels. Serve hot. Yields: 4 servings Diabetic Recipes Diabetic Recipes Diabetic Recipes Diabetic Recipes

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Friday, March 06, 2009

Apple Butter Spice Cake

Apple Butter Spice Cake "Apple butter, butter and sour cream provide unsurpassed moistness in this flavorful cake enhanced with nut and spice. No need for frosting here!" 1 cup packed brown sugar 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/2 cup chopped pecans 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup butter, softened 1 cup white sugar 3/4 cup apple butter 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 cup whole bran cereal or wheat germ 1 cup sour cream 2 eggs, beaten Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C. Spray or grease one 9x13 inch pan. Prepare the topping by mixing together the brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and chopped pecans. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Blend together butter and sugar; add eggs and beat well. Add apple butter, vanilla, wheat germ or bran cereal. Add sifted dry ingredients alternately with sour cream; mix well after each addition. Pour 1/2 batter into pan, sprinkle 1/2 the topping over top. Pour remaining batter and top with remaining topping. Bake for 40 minutes. Yields: 18 servings Diabetic Recipes Diabetic Recipes Diabetic Recipes Diabetic Recipes

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Thursday, March 05, 2009

Caramel Apple Cupcakes

Caramel Apple Cupcakes 1 package spice cake mix or carrot cake mix 2 cups chopped peeled tart apples 20 caramels (unwrapped) 2 tablespoons milk 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans, toasted 12 wooden popsicle sticks Prepare cake batter according to package directions; fold in apples. Fill 12 greased or paper-lined jumbo muffin cups (Texas-size) three-fourths full. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely. In a saucepan, melt the caramels and milk over low heat until smooth. Cool for a little bit so when you ice the cupcakes the caramel won't drip down the sides. Spread caramel over cupcakes. Sprinkle with pecans. Insert a wooden stick into the center of each cupcake. Diabetic Recipes Diabetic Recipes Diabetic Recipes Diabetic Recipes

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Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Grilled Flank Steak

Grilled Flank Steak 1/4 cup lime juice 2 TB vegetable oil 2 TB Oriental sesame oil 3 TB low sodium soy sauce 2 inch piece fresh ginger, thinly sliced 2 scallions, chopped 2 stalks lemon grass, thinly sliced, optional 6 sprigs fresh coriander 1/2 tsp. hot red pepper flakes 2 lb. flank steak Combine all of the ingredients except the steak in a large non aluminum container. Add the steak and turn to coat in the marinade. Let the meat marinate while the grill heats. Heat the broiler or light the charcoal grill. Broil or grill the steak 4 to 5 minutes on each side for medium-rare, brushing occasionally with the marinade. Let the cooked steak rest for 10 minutes before cutting it into thin slices. Spoon a little marinade over the steak, discarding the ginger and lemon grass, and serve. Serves: 4. Diabetic Recipes Diabetic Recipes Diabetic Recipes Diabetic Recipes

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Monday, March 02, 2009

Zucchini-Mozzarella Casserole

Zucchini-Mozzarella Casserole - 5 WW Points Yield: 4 Servings 1 tb Margarine + 1 ts Margarine 4 c Zucchini; thinly sliced 1/2 c Onions; chopped 2 tb Parsley flakes; 1/8 ts Garlic powder; 1/2 ts Dried oregano; 1/4 ts Dried basil; Salt and pepper to taste; 2 Eggs; slightly beaten 6 oz Mozzarella; shredded 1 ts Dijon mustard; Melt margarine in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add zucchini and onions and cook 10 minutes, stirring frequently until vegetables are tender crisp. Remove from heat. Preheat oven to 350. Add seasonings to zucchini mixture. In a large bowl, combine eggs, cheese, and mustard. Add zucchini mixture and stir until combined. Pour into a casserole dish that has been sprayed with a nonstick cooking spray. Bake 35 minutes, or until lightly browned. Per serving: 13g protein, 6g fat, 9g carb., 282mg sodium, 170mg chol., 207 calories. Diabetic Recipes Diabetic Recipes Diabetic Recipes Diabetic Recipes

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Sunday, March 01, 2009

Pecan Tassies

Pecan Tassies 1 package (3 or 4 ounces) cream cheese, softened 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, softened 1 cup sifted all-purpose flour 1 egg, lightly beaten 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 tablespoon butter or margarine, softened Dash of salt 2/3 cup chopped pecans Blend cream cheese and the 1/2 cup butter or margarine until smooth in a large mixing bowl. Add flour, blend well. Chill dough in refrigerator about 2 hours, or overnight. Shape dough into about 24 one-inch balls. Press into tiny muffin or tart pans (1-3/4 in diameter). Place pans on jelly-roll pan. Blend egg, sugar, vanilla, the tablespoon of butter or margarine salt and pecans in a small bowl. Fill pastry cups with mixture. Bake in moderate oven (375 deg.), about 20 minutes, or until lightly browned. Cool a minute or two on wire racks before removing from pans. Cool completely. Diabetic Recipes Diabetic Recipes Diabetic Recipes Diabetic Recipes

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