low fat Archive

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Cardamom-Almond Meringues

If you have ever looked for a “diet” cookie you know the options, though varied, are often disappointing. I have found that if you are yearning for an ooey-gooey chocolate chip cookie you should just go ahead and have one. ONE. Make a date to visit a bakery, select a drool worthy

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The Thanksgiving Recipe Collection

I’m calling it early this year. I have a baby who pretty much wants to be held and snuggled all the time. I am happy to oblige but I’m also pooped! I’ve got ideas for all new and exciting light takes on Thanksgiving foods bouncing all around in my head unfortunately, chances

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Walnut-Oat Apple Crumble

An apple a day may keep a doctor away, but I bet they would come running if you put that apple into this crumble! I have been working my way through 80 pounds of apples. There was a full weekend of simmering that resulted in many quart and pint jars filled with

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Burger Night Done Light

Burger night is a rare treat in our house. When it does come around, burgers are a great opportunity to put the recipe lightening techniques I shared earlier this week into action. Let’s apply those tips to the burger recipe below: Ingredient Swap To get a really moist juicy burger most sources

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Roasted Strawberry Buttermilk Scones

As promised in my previous post here is a truly delightful recipe for scones using those roasted strawberries you now have ready and waiting in the refrigerator. It is difficult to make a case for the nutritional benefits of scones but they sure do make me happy. I rarely, if ever, indulge

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No-Bake Piña Colada Pie

I’m off enjoying the spicy Ponderosa Pine air of Oregon’s High Dessert. While Mr. Second Helpings and I put my recent Vacation Tips into action, I hope you enjoy this sweet treat from the archive.

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Lemon-Lime Cream Pie Pops

I recently treated myself to a set of popsicle molds (link). Of all the new kitchen gadgets I have acquired this spring, these popsicle molds have been used the most. Our entire family has enjoyed making and consuming our homemade frozen treats. We have tried making our own fudgsicles with this recipe from

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Taste Adventures or Not Macaroni & Cheese

For the record, I am not about to share a recipe for Macaroni and Cheese. Off the record, this is totally a recipe for Macaroni and Cheese – just don’t tell my husband. Mr. Second Helpings was raised with the rule that you must try everything on your plate before declaring your

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Cooking Matters: Confetti Pepper Cornbread

Thursday I am going to board a plane destined for Austin Texas and the annual Blogher Food conference. You can imagine how excited I am to be jetting off for four days. It is not often I am able to combine travel, education, meeting friends, & sleeping in a bed all by myself. My trip

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Whole Wheat Weekend Waffles

This month we have settled into a comfortable weekend-morning routine. Mr. Second Helpings and the Little Helping wake up and work together on preparing coffee and smoothies. I indulge in a few additional minutes of head-on-pillow time before following them into the kitchen to make pancakes or waffles. There was no discussion

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Orange Braised Beef Short Ribs with Fennel & Carrots

Many home cooks are crazy about their electric slow cooker. Personally I am a bigger fan of braising in a Dutch oven. I just like the taste of food cooked slowly in the oven better than on a counter top. The meat and vegetables achieve a deeper flavor in the Dutch oven.

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Yummy Potato Casserole

Growing up there were a few dishes that my grandma would make only for holiday meals or special family dinners. My sister and I looked forward to them and made sure to double check that they would be on the menu a week or so in advance of the meal. One of
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