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Apple and Cheddar Tart

Apple and Cheddar Tart Ingredients: -1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated -1 cup whole milk -1/2 cup heavy cream -1 egg, plus one egg yolk -1 refrigerated pie shell -3 medium apples, such as Gala or Honeycrisp -A pinch salt … Continue reading

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Written on Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

Bacon and Chive Soufflé

Bacon and Chive Soufflé A souffle made with a twist. The perfect combination of cheese, eggs, bacon and fresh chives.   YIELD: 2-9.5 ounce or 3-6 ounce Soufflés PREP TIME: 15 minutes COOK TIME: 20 minutes TOTAL TIME: 35 minutes Ingredients:  -3 large egg whites, reserve … Continue reading

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Written on Friday, February 7th, 2014

Baked Indian Pudding

Baked Indian Pudding   Ingredients: 4 cups milk (whole or low fat) ¼ cup butter 2/3 cup molasses 3 tablespoons honey 3 tablespoons sugar 2/3 cup coarse yellow cornmeal 1 teaspoon vanilla ½ teaspoon salt ¾ teaspoon nutmeg ¼ teaspoon … Continue reading

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Written on Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

Baked Mozzarella Sticks

Baked Mozzarella Sticks   Prep time: 20 min. Cook time: 6 min. Yield: 6 servings     Ingredients: 1 (12-oz.) package reduced-fat Mozzarella string cheese 1 egg 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning 8 tablespoons panko (Japanese) bread crumbs ½ cup prepared marinara sauce, warmed … Continue reading

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Written on Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Beef, Bean and Cheese Baked Empanadas

Beef, Bean and Cheese Baked Empanadas   Ingredients: 1 package frozen empanada pastry dough (found in Latin/ethnic section in the frozen dept of most major supermarkets) 1 lb lean ground beef 1 can pinto beans, drained 2 tablespoons chili powder … Continue reading

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Written on Friday, June 28th, 2013

Brownie Brittle Ice Cream Sandwiches

Brownie Brittle Ice Cream Sandwiches Ingredients: – Assorted Ice Cream (small individual serving sizes are ideal for variety and flavor) – Brownie Brittle in assorted varieties  Directions: Soften ice cream slightly, Spread on one side of Brownie Brittle, and top … Continue reading

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Written on Saturday, August 2nd, 2014

Brownie Brittle Yogurt Fondue Dip

Yogurt Fondue Dip featuring Sheila G’s Original Chocolate Chip Brownie Brittle   Ingredients: 5 ounces vanilla Greek yogurt 1 tablespoon cream cheese 1 tablespoon milk 1/3 cup powdered sugar 1 tablespoon chocolate syrup ¼ cup crushed Brownie Brittle pieces Directions: … Continue reading

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Written on Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Cabot White Oak Cheddar Holiday Cheese Spread

Cabot White Oak Cheddar Holiday Cheese Spread Ingredients: -4 ounces cream cheese, softened -1 cup White Oak Cheddar Cabot cheese -1/4 stick butter, softened -1/4 cup dry white wine -1/2 teaspoon cayenne -1/8 teaspoon garlic powder -1 tablespoon fresh parsley, … Continue reading

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Written on Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Caribbean Jerk Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Caribbean Jerk Chicken Salad Sandwiches     Ingredients: 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cooked and diced 1 cup low fat yogurt (Greek is preferred) 1 tablespoon Jerk seasoning paste (powder can be substituted, paste is recommended) 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 … Continue reading

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Written on Friday, June 28th, 2013

Cheddar, Apple & Sweet Onion Wraps with Greek Yogurt “Mayo”

Cheddar, Apple & Sweet Onion Wraps with Greek Yogurt “Mayo”   Ingredients: 1 small Granny Smith apple, sliced thin ½ small sweet onion (such as Vidalia), sliced thin 4 slices Cheddar cheese, thin 4 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt 1 teaspoon … Continue reading

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Written on Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Cheddary Chicken “Bones”

Cheddary Chicken “Bones” Serves: 4 Serving Size: 1 leg Ingredients: -4-chicken legs -1 cup crisp rice cereal -½ cup cheddar cheese, grated -3 tbs butter, melted -Salt/pepper -1 egg -¼ cup milk -½ cup flour Directions: In a bowl, combine … Continue reading

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Written on Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Cheesy Breakfast Pizza with Whole-Grain Crust

Cheesy Breakfast Pizza with Whole-Grain Crust  Crust Ingredients (makes 2 crusts): 1 ½ cups warm water 2 tablespoons active dry yeast 2 tablespoons sugar or honey 1 teaspoon salt 3 cupswhole-wheat flour 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour 3 tablespoons vegetable … Continue reading

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Written on Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Cheesy Chicken Crunchers

Cheesy Chicken Crunchers   Prep time: 30 min. Cook time: 25 min. Yield: 6 servings     Ingredients: 1 cup all-purpose flour salt pepper 4 egg whites 1/2 cup 2% reduced fat milk 1 1/2 cups cornflakes 1 cup (4 oz.) reduced fat, … Continue reading

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Written on Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Cheesy Egg Breakfast Baskets

Cheesy Egg Breakfast Baskets Ingredients (For the Basket) -½ cup shredded cheddar cheese -1 egg, beaten -¾ of a (20oz) bag refrigerated hash browns -Salt/pepper to taste Ingredients (For the Filling) -1 cup shredded cheddar cheese -6 eggs, beaten -2 … Continue reading

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Written on Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Chicken Tortilla Bake with a Creamy Cilantro Cheese Sauce

Chicken Tortilla Bake with a Creamy Cilantro Cheese Sauce   Chicken and green chilies mingle with creamy cheese and cilantro in this layered baked casserole. Ingredients: 1 package (36count) 6″ soft corn tortillas 2 cups cooked chicken breasts, shredded 2 tablespoons … Continue reading

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Written on Friday, June 28th, 2013

Chile Con Queso Dip

Chile Con Queso Dip Ingredients: -2 tablespoons butter -1 cup peeled and seeded diced tomato (canned or fresh) -1 diced Anaheim pepper (or 1 cup canned diced green chiles) -1 medium onion, finely diced -4 ounces Queso Fresco, (cream cheese … Continue reading

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Written on Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

Chocolate and Vanilla Almond Cookies

Chocolate and Vanilla Almond Chip Cookies Ingredients: -1 stick butter, softened -¼ cup shortening -2 ½ cups all-purpose flour -1 teaspoon baking soda -1 teaspoon salt -½ cup granulated sugar -1 cup light brown sugar -2 eggs -1 teaspoon vanilla … Continue reading

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Written on Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Christmas Morning Coffee Cake (Cherry-Almond)

Christmas Morning Coffee Cake Made With Cherry-Almond    Ingredients: -1/2 cup Greek style vanilla yogurt (plain may be substituted) -1/2 stick butter -3/4 cup brown sugar -1 egg -1 cup flour -1/2 tsp. baking soda -1/4 teaspoon salt -1 tsp. … Continue reading

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Written on Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Classic Creamy Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Classic Creamy Vanilla Bean Ice Cream Ingredients: 2 cups milk (low fat/reduced fat can be used) 4 teaspoons cornstarch (dissolved in 1 tablespoon of milk) 1 and 1/4 cups heavy cream 2/3 cups sugar 3 egg yolks 1/2 teaspoon vanilla … Continue reading

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Written on Friday, June 28th, 2013

Cranberry Orange Cheesecake with a Gluten-Free Almond Crust

Cranberry Orange Cheesecake with a Gluten-Free Toasted Oat and Almond Crust Preparation time: 55 minutes Baking time (total including crust): 1 hour, 15 minutes   Ingredients (cranberry topping): 1 bag fresh cranberries 1 cup sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla ¼ cup … Continue reading

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Written on Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Cream of Root Vegetables Soup by Chef Hari Pulalpaka of Cress Restaurant

Cream of Root Vegetables Soup made by Chef Hari Pulalpaka of Cress Restaurant  This velvety, easy-to-make soup is part of Chef Hari’s winter repertoire for Cress, a comforting meal in a bowl, served with crusty bread or fresh croutons. Ingredients: -1 cup peeled … Continue reading

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Written on Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

Creamy Bacon and Navy Bean Soup

Creamy Bacon and Navy Bean Soup   Ingredients: 1 stalk celery, sliced 1 small onion, diced 1 medium carrot, sliced 1 clove garlic, minced 1 can (14 ounces) navy beans, drained and rinsed 1 ½ cups chicken broth 3 tablespoons … Continue reading

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Written on Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Creamy Chocolate Mint Chiffon Pie

Creamy Chocolate Mint Chiffon Pie Ingredients: -1 cup whole milk -1 cup heavy cream -1 chocolate crumb crust (recipe follows) -3 eggs’separated -1 envelope unflavored gelatin 1/4 cup water -1/2 cup granulated sugar, plus an additional 7 tablespoons -1/2 teaspoon … Continue reading

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Written on Friday, March 7th, 2014

Creamy Eggnog Tart

Creamy Eggnog Tart   Ingredients: -1 refrigerated pie crust -2 cups egg nog -1 cup low fat or whole milk -3 eggs -1/3 cup sugar -1 teaspoon rum flavoring -Nutmeg to garnish Directions: Preheat oven to 375F Line a 9” … Continue reading

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Written on Monday, October 27th, 2014

Creamy Greek Yogurt Coleslaw

Creamy Greek Yogurt Coleslaw Ingredients: -1 cup Greek yogurt -1/2 cup light mayonnaise -1 ½ teaspoons celery seed -½ teaspoon onion powder -¼ teaspoon garlic powder -½ teaspoon pepper -1 tablespoon sugar -3 teaspoons cider vinegar -1 carrot, shredded -1 … Continue reading

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Written on Monday, June 9th, 2014

Creamy Low-Fat Dill Pasta

Creamy Low-Fat Dill Pasta Ingredients: 1 8 oz. box of tri-color pasta, cooked according to package directions 2 medium carrots, cut into small slices ½ bell pepper (red or green), diced 1/3 cup fresh snow peas ½ cup cherry tomatoes, … Continue reading

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Written on Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Creamy Shrimp Bisque

Creamy Shrimp Bisque Ingredients: -1/2 pound medium shrimp, peeled, cooked and coarsely chopped -1/4 cup finely diced red bell pepper -3 tbs butter -3 tbs flour -2 cups milk (reduced fat is fine, not skim) -1/4 cup heavy cream -1 … Continue reading

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Written on Friday, February 7th, 2014

Creamy Steak Tips in Buttery Herb Sauce over Noodles

Creamy Steak Tips in Buttery Herb Sauce over Noodles Ingredients: -2 cups milk -4 tablespoons butter -1/2 pound steak tips -4 tablespoons flour -1 onion, sliced thin -4 ounces baby Portobello mushrooms -1 tablespoon fresh parsley, minced -1 teaspoon fresh … Continue reading

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Written on Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Creamy Turkey and Artichoke Soup

Creamy Turkey and Artichoke Soup   Ingredients: -1 lb turkey breast -32 ounces low sodium chicken broth -1 cup half and half -½ cup milk (whole or low fat) -2 Tbs cream cheese -2 slices bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled … Continue reading

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Written on Monday, October 27th, 2014

Dirt Cups featuring Brownie Brittle

Dirt Cups featuring Brownie Brittle Ingredients: For the chocolate pudding: -2 cups milk (whole or low fat) -3/4 cups white sugar -1/4 cup cornstarch -1/4 teaspoon salt -4 tablespoons cocoa powder -2 tablespoons butter -1 teaspoon vanilla extract In a … Continue reading

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Written on Monday, August 12th, 2013

Fettuccine Alfredo Made With Greek Yogurt

Low-Fat Fettuccine Alfredo Made With Greek Yogurt  Ingredients: 4 ounces plain nonfat Greek yogurt 3/4 cup low or reduced fat milk 8 ounces fettuccine pasta, uncooked 2 tbsp. butter 2 tbsp. flour 2 teaspoons granulated chicken bouillon 1/2 teaspoon garlic … Continue reading

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Written on Thursday, September 12th, 2013

Halloween Ghost Shakes

Halloween Ghost Shakes Ingredients: 2 cups reduced fat milk 1 cup vanilla frozen yogurt 2 tablespoons chocolate chips, melted 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.     Directions: In a microwave safe bowl, melt the chocolate ships at 50% power for 40 … Continue reading

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Written on Monday, August 12th, 2013

Meyer Lemon-Greek Yogurt Pound Cake with White Chocolate-Greek Yogurt Topping

Meyer Lemon-Greek Yogurt Pound Cake with White Chocolate-Greek Yogurt Topping    Yield: one 9-inch cake Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 35 minutes Total Time: 55 minutes       Ingredients: -1 3/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour -1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder -1/2 teaspoon … Continue reading

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Written on Friday, February 7th, 2014

Overnight Breakfast Strata

Overnight Breakfast Strata   Ingredients: 6 slices Italian or other hearty bread (preferably stale) 1 3/4 cup scooked and drained crumbled breakfast sausage or any other cooked and drained breakfast meat (e.g. bacon, ham) 5 eggs 3 tablespoons butter, softened … Continue reading

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Written on Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Oyster Stew

Oyster Stew Ingredients: -2 TBS butter -2 TBS all-purpose flour -1 (12) ounce container fresh Oysters,(drained/rinsed ; reserve liquor) chopped if desired -1  1/2 cups whole milk -1/2 cup heavy cream -1/2 of a medium onion, diced -1 celery stalk, … Continue reading

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Written on Friday, February 7th, 2014

Peanut Butter and Brownie Milkshake

Peanut Butter and Brownie Milkshake Yield: Makes (2) 10-ounce shakes Prep Time: 5 minutes Total Time: 5 minutes Ingredients: – 3/4 cup milk – 6 big scoops of vanilla ice cream – 3/4 cup brownie bites, plus additional crumbled for … Continue reading

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Written on Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

Pigskin Potatoes

Pigskin Potatoes   Ease: Moderate Prep time: 95 min. Cook time: 10 min. Yield: 8 servings   Ingredients: 8 (8-ounce) medium baking potatoes Cooking spray 2 cups coarsely chopped roasted chicken 2 cups (8 ounces) freshly shredded reduced-fat sharp Cheddar … Continue reading

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Written on Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Poblano Pepper Burgers with Cilantro Lime Avocado Sauce

Poblano Pepper Burgers with Cilantro Lime Avocado Sauce Ingredients: 1 pound lean ground beef 1 poblano pepper, diced ½ teaspoon ground cumin ½ teaspoon oregano flakes ¼ teaspoon pepper ½ teaspoon salt For the sauce: 1 ripe avocado 2 limes … Continue reading

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Written on Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Post-Workout Recovery Shake

Post-Workout Recovery Shake Ingredients: -2 cups low fat or skim milk OR Chocolate milk -1 large banana -6 strawberries, stems removed -8 tablespoons chocolate syrup (If you do not use chocolate milk)   Directions: In a blender, combine the ingredients … Continue reading

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Written on Monday, August 12th, 2013

Pumpkin Shaped Cheese Balls

Pumpkin Shaped Cheese Balls Serving Size: 2tbs Serves: 16 Ingredients: -4 ounces cream cheese, softened -2 TBS butter, softened -4 ounces mild cheddar cheese, grated -1 teaspoon Dijon mustard -¼ teaspoon garlic powder -1-2 tbs flour -Pretzel sticks, rosemary sprigs, … Continue reading

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Written on Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Pumpkin Spice French Toast

Pumpkin Spice French Toast Ingredients: -½ cup milk -8 slices thick bread, preferably stale (recipe tested using Texas toast) -2 eggs -1/3 cup sugar -1 teaspoon vanilla extract -1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice (or) -1 teaspoon ground cinnamon -½ teaspoon … Continue reading

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Written on Monday, October 27th, 2014

Salted Caramel Flan

Salted Caramel Flan  Ingredients: For the caramel: -1/2 cup granulated sugar -3 tablespoons water -1/4 teaspoon salt (coarse salt for garnish) For the custard: -4 eggs -4 cups milk reduced fat or whole -3/4 cup sugar -1 teaspoon vanilla extract … Continue reading

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Written on Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

Skinny Peppermint Chocolate Milkshakes

Skinny Peppermint Chocolate Milkshakes Ingredients 3/4 cup skim milk (fat-free) 5 large scoops of low-fat frozen yogurt 1/4 teaspoon pure peppermint extract 3 Tablespoons mini semisweet chocolate chips a couple of pieces of peppermint chocolate bark, chopped Directions In a … Continue reading

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Written on Friday, December 6th, 2013

Smoky Bacon and Cheddar Mac ‘N’ Cheese

Smoky Bacon and Cheddar Mac ‘N’ Cheese Ingredients: – 1 ½ cups cheddar cheese, grated – 1 cup Colby jack cheese, grated – 2 cups whole or low fat milk – 8 oz elbow or spiral pasta, cooked & drained … Continue reading

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Written on Monday, June 9th, 2014

Spooky Guacamole with Black Olive Spiders

Spooky Guacamole with Black Olive Spiders Serving Size: 2tbs Serves: 12 Ingredients: – 1 large (Florida) avocado or 3 small Hass avocadoes -½ cup plain Greek yogurt -½ teaspoon garlic powder -½ teaspoon salt -Juice of ½ lime -½ tsp … Continue reading

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Written on Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Spring Vegetable Au Gratin

Spring Vegetable Au Gratin Ingredients: 1 large zucchini, sliced ¼” thick 1 large straight neck yellow squash, slice ¼” thick ½ of a medium onion, diced 1/3 cup grape tomatoes sliced in half 1/3 cup fresh peas 2 large carrots, … Continue reading

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Written on Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Summer Fruit Ice Cream

  Summer Fruit Ice Cream Ingredients: -1 ½ cups whole milk -2 ½ cups heavy cream -1 cup diced mango -1 cup diced strawberries -1 cup diced peaches -1 ½ cups sugar -½ teaspoon rum extract Directions: Mix together the … Continue reading

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Written on Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Tropical Fruit Smoothie

Tropical Fruit Smoothie Ingredients: 1 cup fresh or frozen diced mango (peach may be substituted for those with allergies) 1 navel or other large orange 5 large strawberries (approximately ½ cup) 1  ½ cups milk, any variety 2 tablespoons vanilla yogurt … Continue reading

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Written on Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Tropical Scones

Tropical Scones Ingredients: 2 cups all purpose flour 1/3 cup sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup diced, dried pineapple that has soaked in warm water for 10 minutes 1/4 cup shredded coconut 1/4 cup chopped macadamia nuts 1/3 cup white … Continue reading

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Written on Friday, June 28th, 2013

Turkey & Vegetable Casserole with Stuffing Crust

Turkey & Vegetable Casserole with Stuffing Crust   Ingredients: 2 cups cooked turkey (white, dark or combination) ½ cup diced celery 2 medium carrots, diced ½ cup diced onions ½ cup corn (fresh or frozen) 1 cup green beans (fresh … Continue reading

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Written on Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Turkey, Mozzarella & Veggie Wrap with Spicy Yogurt Spread

Turkey, Mozzarella & Veggie Wrap with Spicy Yogurt Spread Wrap Ingredients: 2 whole-grain flatbreads or tortillas 6 slices turkey (optional) 4 slices mozzarella cheese 2 romaine lettuce leaves 1 carrot, sliced diagonally ½ tomato, sliced thinly 3 onion slices, thin … Continue reading

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Written on Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Whole-Grain Cinnamon Rolls with Greek Yogurt Frosting

Whole-Grain Cinnamon Rolls with Greek Yogurt Frosting Ingredients: For the dough – 1 ½ cups warm water 2 tablespoons active dry yeast 3 tablespoons sugar 3 tablespoons vegetable oil 3 cupswhole-wheat flour 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt … Continue reading

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Written on Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Whole-Wheat Breakfast Muffins

Whole-Wheat Breakfast Muffins Ingredients: 1 ½ cups wheat bran 1 ½ cups whole-wheat flour 1 large carrot, shredded 1 ripe banana 4 ounces applesauce 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon ½ teaspoon salt ¼ cup brown sugar … Continue reading

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Written on Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Whole-Wheat Waffles with Creamy Vanilla Yogurt Sauce

Whole-Wheat Waffles with Creamy Vanilla Yogurt Sauce Waffle Ingredients: 1 cup whole-wheat flour ¼ cup all-purpose flour 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder 3 tablespoons sugar 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 cup milk 1 egg, beaten 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Fresh … Continue reading

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Written on Wednesday, April 24th, 2013