Monday, June 28, 2010

Banana Pudding Dessert

You will need:

35 reduced fat vanilla wafers, finely crushed
1/4 c. margarine, melted
1 pkg. 8 oz. neufchatel cheese or fat free cream cheese, softened
1/2 c. powdered sugar
8 oz. light Cool Whip
3 bananas
2 pkg. (1 oz.) instant fat free, sugar free vanilla pudding
3 c. cold fat free milk
miniature semi-sweet chocolate chips

Combine crumbs and margarine and press into a 9x13 dish. Refrigerate while preparing filling. With mixer, mix neufchatel cheese and sugar until well blended. Stir in 1 1/2 c. Cool Whip; spread over crust. Cut up bananas and layer over neufchatel cheese mixture. Beat pudding mixes and milk together with whisk for 2 minutes. Spoon and spread over bananas. Spread Cool Whip over top and sprinkle with chocolate chips. Refrigerate for a few hours before serving.

Enjoy!!! :)

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Pizza Biscuits

I made these tonight for supper. The kids LOVED them and begged me to make them again! Trust me...that doesn't happen very often!

I adapted this recipe from one I found in a book based on what I had.

I used:
1 tube (8 ct.) Homestyle Buttermilk Grands Biscuits
4 "pieces" of mozzarella string cheese, cut each piece into fourths for a total of 16
Pepperoni slices
1 egg, beaten
Italian seasoning
Parmesan Cheese, grated
Pizza Sauce and/or Ranch Dressing

Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray.

Tear each of the biscuits in half and shape/flatten into 3" circles. Put about 3 pepperoni slices and 1 piece of cheese in the middle of each circle. Wrap the biscuit dough around the pepperoni and cheese and seal. Place seam side down on the cookie sheet. Continue doing this with your remaining biscuits. Each of the biscuits should be touching when you place them on the pan.

Brush the tops of the biscuits with the egg and then sprinkle with desired amounts of Italian seasoning and Parmesan cheese.

Bake at 375 degrees for about 18-20 minutes.

Serve with ranch dressing (our personal favorite!) or warmed pizza sauce.

ENJOY!! :)

*This was just enough for the kids and myself. So if you have more than one adult and kids eating, I would suggest doubling the recipe so that you have enough.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Taco Dip

You will need:
1 c. sour cream (light works great!)
2- 8 oz. bars of cream cheese (the 1/3 less fat stuff works too!), softened
1 can of bean dip (...OR 1 can of fat free refried beans)
8 oz. bag of cheddar or mexican blend shredded cheese
8 oz. taco sauce
shredded lettuce
chopped tomato
tortilla chips

Mix sour cream, cream cheese and bean dip/refried beans together with mixer. Spread into the bottom of a 9x13 dish. Then layer with cheese, taco sauce, lettuce and tomato. Serve with tortilla chips. ENJOY!!

Note: I wait to add the lettuce until just before I am ready to serve so that it is crisp. You can also add black olives and onions into the layers, if you choose!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

New Recipe Blog

Soon I will be adding new recipes to this site and adding in recipes from my other blog.

Stay tuned!