Unfried Crispy Baked Beet's & Sweets Chips

Monday, August 22, 2011

A healthier and lower calorie alternative to potato chips and the fancy veggie chips available because these are not fried! These Beet's and Sweet's chips make a wonderful and colorful snack. Good for lunch, serving at parties or just munching on.

· 4 beets, large, scrubbed cleaned.
· 4 sweet potatoes, scrubbed clean.

· Pam cooking spray

· Salt and pepper to taste


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

1. Using the slicing blade of your food processor, a mandolin or a sharp knife, slice beets thinly. You want them to be the size of a potato chip.

2. Spread evenly on a cookie sheet, spray with Pam and season with salt and pepper.

3. Roast 45 minutes to 1 hour, turning halfway through, until crisp. Check often to make sure they don't burn. You may need to roast for a shorter or longer period of time depending on your oven and how crisp you want them - so keep an eye on them. :)

4. Serve as is, or with some Hummus...

Caramel Walnut Brownies

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Are you sitting down? Because I am about to share THE most requested recipe I have ever made. Never, in the history of my time in the kitchen, have I found a recipe that elicits such an overwhelming response as these. To make the recipe even sweeter, it is extremely simple to make! YEAH!

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9X9-inch pan and set aside.

1 box Pillsbury chocolate fudge brownie mix
1/2 cup oil
1/4 cup water
3 eggs
1 tsp cinnamon
1 cup of Brach's milk maid caramels, chopped up into pieces.
1 cup of walnuts, chopped

Combine brownie mix, oil, water, 3 eggs in a large bowl; stir 50 strokes with a spoon. 
add walnuts and cinnamon
Spread into a greased pan.
Add Carmels, on top of brownie batter!
Bake for 30 - 35 minutes.
Cut and serve when completely cooled.
~ Enjoy~

Here's my copy cat recipe for Sweet Onion sauce

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki Sandwich is one of Subway's biggest new product rollouts in chain history. The sandwich is made with common ingredients: Teriyaki glazed chicken breast strips, onions, lettuce, tomatoes, green peppers, and olives. But what sets it apart from all other teriyaki chicken sandwiches is Subway's delicious Sweet Onion Sauce. You can ask for as much of the scrumptious sauce as you want on your custom made sub at the huge sandwich chain, but you won't get any extra to take home, even if you offer to pay. Now you can add my version of the sauce to your home-built sandwich masterpieces whenever you want.

1/2 cup light corn syrup
1 tablespoon minced white onion
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
2 teaspoons white distilled vinegar
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon buttermilk powder
1/4 teaspoon lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon poppy seeds
1/8 teaspoon salt
pinch cracked black pepper
pinch garlic powder

1. Combine all ingredients in a small microwave-safe bowl.
2. Heat mixture uncovered in the microwave for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes on high until mixture boils rapidly.
3. Whisk well, cover and cool.

Blueberry oat bran muffins with nuts

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Hi everyone, I am going to try something different starting today. Are you ready to start eating a more healthy diet and feeling better, and losing some weight? Who's with me one this one????
This first recipe is quick, easy and tasty breakfast muffins. I hope you like them as much as my friends & family.

1- Medium Banana, mashed
1- 15 oz can sweet potatos mashed
1/4 cup 100% pure maple syrup
1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
2 cups whole oat flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground Cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 cup of walnuts
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries

1. Preheat oven to 375. In a large bowl combine and mix together first 4 indigents.
2. In a small bowl combine next 7 indigents.
3. Transfer the dry mixture to the wet mixture, don't over mix to avoid toughness.
4.Fold in nuts & blueberries.
5. Spoon batter into muffin pan with 12 cupcake liners.
Bake for 20 minutes
Cool for 5 minutes, Enjoy!


Bean "meatballs" everyone will love!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

I have found a clever ways to disguise foods my family does not like, including these “meatballs” made with chickpeas. My reasoning is that chickpeas are just as full of protein as other more expensive foods, and they taste awesome! The fiber in the chickpeas & spinach is an excellent blood sugar stabilizer., plus it will keep you fuller longer, and also gives you high energy.


1 15oz. can chickpeas drained
1 small sweet red pepper, cleaned and coarsely chopped
1 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
4 tbs. Parsley, chopped
1 onion, diced
1 clove garlic, peeled & minced
3 tablespoons olive oil
4 tbls. whole-wheat flour, (add more if needed)
1 large egg
1/4 cup Parmigiano Reggiano cheese for topping
1 large cucumber, sliced
12-14 Cherry Tomatoes
Baby Spinach


Heat oven to 375, In a bowl mix first 12 ingredients until combined. (Mixture should not be smooth)
Form into small balls. Arrange balls on a lightly greased baking sheet, then spray with a light coating of cooking spray.
Bake for 15 mins. on each side, or until browned.
 Remove from oven, let sit 5 mins. Place either a cucumber slice or cherry tomato on a skewer with a meatball.
Lay Sprouts and Spinach on a plate, add skewers , and enjoy ♥

Low sugar Pumpkin Muffins for Fathers day

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Hi everyone, it's been a while since I last blogged, I have been too busy looking for a job. But I got one, yeah!!!!
OK, so for Fathers day My Boyfriend's Dad can not get enough Pumpkin, he loves it in a pie, a muffin, it does not matter as long as it's pumpkin. So here you go, I hope you like this as much as my family did.

·         1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (about 6 3/4 ounces)
·         1 teaspoon baking soda
·         3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
·         1/2 teaspoon baking powder
·        3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
·         1/8 tsp. of allspice
·         1/4 teaspoon salt
·         1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
·         1 cup canned pumpkin
·         1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk
·         3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
·         2 tablespoons canola oil
·         1 large egg
·         1 cup sweetened dried cranberries, chopped (such as Craisins)
·         Cooking spray


·         Preheat oven to 375°
·         Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, baking soda, and next 5 ingredients (though cloves); stir well with a whisk.
·         Combine granulated sugar and next 5 ingredients (through egg) in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended (about 3 minutes). Add flour mixture to sugar mixture; beat at low speed just until combined. Fold in cranberries.
·         Place 12 paper muffin cup liners in muffin cups; coat liners with cooking spray. Spoon batter into prepared cups. Bake at 375° for 20 minutes or until muffins spring back when touched lightly in center. Remove muffins from pan immediately; place on a wire rack.

Savory Lasagna Cupcakes,Oh My!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Have you heard the latest craze? Lasagna Cupcakes! Thats right I said Lasagna Cupcakes, or individual lasagnas in the shape of cupcakes. Even over at Trader Joe's in New York, they're selling frozen turkey meatloaf muffins, topped with spinach and mashed potatoes, which, by all accounts, are particularly good. As long as they aren't scalding hot, you can eat them with your hands. In fact, we encourage it. You might get some spillage, but not a lot."The lasagna cupcakes are so great "because they're all corners, they're a wall of crust".

 Three sheets, about half the size of a ruler, are placed in a cupcake dish, crossed inside the pan. Three layers of mozzarella cheese, bechamel cream sauce, artichoke, some wild arugula and a little parmesan cheese are added. Then the pasta is folded over, and "there you go, that's a lasagna cupcake".

Let me know what you think.


One cup of your favorite pasta sauce

1 lb hamburger meat

18 wonton wrappers

8 ounces mozzarella cheese , grated

3 ounces parmesan cheese , grated

4 ounces ricotta cheese

Preheat oven to 375 degrees and spray 6 serving muffin tin with Pam

Cook hamburger meat, season to taste, drain.

Reserve 8 tablespoons of Parmesan and 8 tablespoons of mozzarella—this will be the topping. The remaining cheese will be used in the lasagnas (note you can vary the amount of cheese to taste keeping in mind that the parmesan is salty, the mozzarella is sweet as well as salty and helps to hold the lasagnas together, and the ricotta is sweet and creamy).

Start assembling the lasagnas. Line each cupcake mold with a round wonton wrapper. Put a little Parmesan, a little mozzarella, and a little ricotta into each mold. Top with a little meat and a spoonful of sauce. Repeat layers of wonton wrappers, cheeses, meat and sauce, creating 3 layers in all, and ending with sauce. Sprinkle each lasagna with reserved Parmesan and mozzarella.

Bake until the lasagnas are nicely browned, about 20 minutes.

Let cool in the pan for about 5 minutes, then run a knife around the edges and remove from pan.

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