Recipes

Ingard here, ions ago I did Weight Watchers and came across this recipe for a

Fat Free delicious cake that was very low in WW points

(how many WW points you ask, sadly it is lost in the hamster wheel in my head now, LoL)

Ingredients are:

Angle Food cake mix (in my area prices ranged from $2.29 to $1.89 ~ you can use store or name brand)

1 can of crushed pineapple (20oz)

While the direction on the box don’t request a greased or even greased and floured Angel Food Cake Pan

pan preparation is optional (I have done it both ways)

dump crushed pineapple in cake mix and stir until well blended

(be sure to give yourself a bowl with room as it expands with bubbles :)

Bake as directed on package for your pan choice. Allow to cool then turn cake out of pan.

This could be made in a 13×9 pan as well and be just an delicious.

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Now here is my confession.

I haven’t made this in several years and in my memory it was puffy like an Angel food cake can be.

You are seeing my 3rd attempt at getting this pretty and still flat fallen cake.

Now don’t get me wrong the other 2 cakes were happily consumed and were delish!

In fact this one fell as well and was also happily consumed (good thing it is Fat Free).

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Football Party Food Ideas, Football Rice Crispy Treats are quick and easy #FingerFood, #FootballParty, #FootBall #SuperbowlAre you planning a football party, here is a fun treat idea that  will have everyone smiling when they see them.  My kids thought they were pretty awesome.

Football Cocoa Krispies Treats ­

  • 6 C. Cocoa Krispies
  • 1 bag or large marshmallows (about 40 total) or a bag of small marshmallows works too.
  • 3 tbs. butter
  • non­stick cooking spray
  • white frosting
  • small sandwich baggie
  • kitchen scissors
  • football shaped cookie cutter OR oval cookie cutter (I actually used an Easter egg shaped cutter ;) )

Football Party Food Ideas, Football Rice Crispy Treats are quick and easy #FingerFood, #FootballParty, #FootBall #SuperbowlDirections ­

1. Melt the butter and marshmallows on medium heat in a large saucepan. Stir until melted.

2. While the butter and the marshmallows are melting, line a 9×13 baking sheet with foil and spray with non­stick cooking spray.

3. Once the butter and marshmallows are melted, pour in the 6 cups of Cocoa Krispies and stir until completely coated.

4. Pour the mixture into the 9×13 baking pan and evenly press down with the back of a spoon or wax paper.

5. Let set about 30 minutes and then use the cookie cutter to cut out each ‘football.’

6. Scoop about 1?4 of a cup of white frosting into the small sandwich baggie and snip the cornerwith the pair of kitchen scissors.

7. Gently squeeze the frosting out of the baggie making the football design on each treat.

8. Store covered in an airtight container if not serving immediately.

*Makes approximately 20 2­3” size footballs. 1 football treat = 1 serving.

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DIY - make your own popcorn in paper bag with a microwave, how to make microwave popcorn in a brown paper bagWe posted this recipe 2 years ago but one of our readers asked me to post it again, I figured it was a great healthy snack idea for 2015.  Hope you enjoy it as much as my kids do!

Make your own healthy popcorn in your microwave with bulk popcorn kernels. It is a thrifty way to have healthy and very delicious popcorn.

All too often we grab those microwave popcorn boxes that are “butter” flavored because they were on sale. Have you ever seen the ingredient list? Arghh…

Make Your own microwave popcorn

To make this yummy and thrifty popcorn all you need is:

  • 1/4 cup popcorn kernels
  • 2 tsp Olive oil, or other healthy oil. (teaspoons)
  • 1/4 salt (optional)
  • one lunch sack size brown paper bag

In the paper bag, add the popcorn, pour the oil over the popcorn in the bag. Next add the salt, and fold over the top of the bag at least twice. Shake the bag to coat the popcorn. Place the bag on a paper plate, or napkin. Cook on high for 2-3 mins, or until there is a 2-3 second pause as the popcorn popping is slowing down.

Carefully pull out, and pour into a bowl… and enjoy healthy and thrifty Do It Your self popcorn in a microwave!

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I am sure you are like me in that making food for my family to eat has become the chore of my world!
The hard part is the decision for something delicious and appealing to the multiple senses.
I know I am not alone in this daily struggle.
Here are a collection of ideas for us all

Breakfast

Eggo Breakfast kabobs

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Dinner/Entree/Main dish

Six thumbs up salad

Meatloaf patties

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Peanut butter Chicken Nuggets

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Desserts

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How to Roast Chestnuts

How to roast chestnuts

We all have heard the Christmas song – “Chestnuts Roasting on an open fire”. But have you ever actually roasted chestnuts? Every year my (Matt’s) mom would scavenge through the grocery stores to find the hard to find Chestnuts. Each Christmas she would cook them for our family. Chestnuts have a dry taste to them and are some what in need of a salt dip and a good cup of cider to go with it. If you are lucky enough to find these in your grocery store and have never had them, they are a fun way to spend time enjoying some Christmas music, a warm cup of cider, and your family making memories.

Ingredients:

1 pound Chestnuts

Items needed:

  • Roasting pan or cookie sheet
  • Salt
  • some friends to share the Holidays

How to Roast Chestnuts

First lay them all out with the flat side down. With a large knife that is easy to hold and with some weight to it. Tap small “X” shapes into the top of the shell. Be careful not to slice down into the Chestnut inside. Chestnuts have a inner husk also that peels off after roasting.

Place on a cookie sheet and roast the chestnuts in the oven for about 15 mins. The main thing is to allow the shell X you cut to peel back.

How to Roast ChestnutsOnce the shells start to peel back you can take one out to try it out. The nuts are soft nuts and have a “chew” to them. They shouldn’t be hard. Some nuts in stores tend to be old or dried out so it is hit and miss on the year if you get good nuts or not.

How to Roast Chestnut

Now pour a little pile of salt on your plate, break up the soft warm roasted Chestnuts and enjoy. They are as some say – different, but it is always a fun event to remember and enjoy with my family and I know yours will love it too.

Merry Christmas

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Christmas Tree Cupcakes made out of ice cream cones, easy christmas treats DIYI just love these Christmas Tree cupcakes, they look to festive and pretty. and they are simple to make!  You can make them as simple or glamorous as you want. You can even use the same idea on sugar cookies, just a tip.

CHRISTMAS TREE CUPCAKES

Yields: 24 Cupcakes, Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 box white cake mix (plus required ingredients listed on the box, i.e. eggs, oil & water)
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 4 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 4 tablespoons milk
  • White Sugar Sprinkles
  • Round Colored Sprinkles
  • Green Food Coloring
  • Sugar Cones

Christmas Tree Cupcakes made out of ice cream cones, easy christmas treats DIYDirections:

1. Prepare cake batter according to box directions and bake in cupcake pan using liners.

2. While cupcakes cool, make frosting. Start by using an electric mixer to beat butter until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in confectioners’ sugar until fully incorporated. Beat in vanilla extract. Pour in milk and beat for an additional 3 minutes.

3. Place two cups of white frosting in a piping bag with a round frosting tip. Mix green food coloring in remaining frosting until you reach desired shade of green.

4. Place one sugar cone upside down onto each cupcake. Using a butter knife, spread a thin layer of green frosting to completely coat each cone.

5. Fill a piping bag with remaining green frosting and use a small closed star frosting tip to make Christmas tree branches. Start at the top and turn the cupcake, continuing adding branches to fill the entire cone.

6. Using the white frosting, pipe a thick layer around the bottom of the cone to look like snow.

7. Add white sprinkles to the “snow” and add round colored sprinkles to the “tree”.Christmas Tree Cupcakes made out of ice cream cones, easy christmas treats DIY

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