Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Brownie Cupcake Bites

This is a recipe from Weight Watchers that I fixed at a recent get together. They are 3 pts. per cupcake bite and pretty darn good!

21 oz. regular brownies, dry mix
1/2 c. water
1/2 c. unsweetened applesauce
2 large egg whites, lightly beaten
1 1/2 c. lite cool whip
1 1/4 oz. candy corn, about 24 pieces (or sprinkles)

Preheat oven to 350. Line a 24 mini muffin tin holes with mini cupcake wrappers.

In a large mxing bowl, combine brownie mix, water, applesauce & egg whites. Mix 50 times with a wooden spoon; do not under mix. Pour brownie mixture into prepared muffin tins.

Bake cupcakes until a tester inserted in center of a cupcake comes out clean, about 12 minutes. Remove from oven & cool completely; remove cupcakes from pan. Before serving, decorate each cooled cupcake with a tablespoon dollop of cool whip and 1 piece of candy corn.

Yields: 1 cupcake per serving

Weigh In

Well, last night was my weigh in. I lost 2.4 more pounds for a total of 15.6 lbs.!! Go me!!

I had to have blood work done this morning to check the synthroid levels in my blood today. I think maybe my thryoid levels have changed from the way I am feeling. If so, then my medicine will be adjusted to a lower dose and my weight will not come off so easy I am afraid. Waiting for the doctor to call and give me the results.....

Monday, November 23, 2009

Ranch Spinach Dip

Sadly this is not "diet" friendly. It is 4 WW points for 1/4 c. I could eat that in one bite!! Not really but almost. This is my favorite, favorite dip. Once I start on this stuff I cannot put it down! I know,I know, you could use fat free sour cream but have you ever tasted that stuff??? Yuck!! I give this a 5+ out of 5! I like to serve this with French Bread slices. You can also hollow out a round loaf of French bread and fill with this dip or serve it with fresh vegetables. Enjoy!

1 pkg. (1 oz.) Hidden Valley Original Ranch Dressing or Dips Mix
1 container (16 oz.) sour cream
1 box (10 oz.) frozen spinach, thawed and water squeezed from it
1 can (8 oz.) water chestnuts, drained and chopped

Mix together, chill and serve. Makes 2 cups.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Hot Fiesta Dip

I got this recipe from my Weight Watchers magazine. Of course, you could use regular cheese if you are not wanting to make it low fat. I ate this with Baked Tortilla chips and it was yum-my!!

Serving Size: 1/4 c. (10 servings)
1 pt. per serving

1-10 oz. pkg. of frozen whole-kernel corn
1 1/2 c. salsa
3/4 c. (3 oz.) Weight Watcher's Reduced Fat Shredded Mexican Style Cheese
2 T. chopped green onions

Microwave frozen corn according to package directions. Drain.

Combine corn and salsa in a microwave-safe 9 inch pie plate. Cover with plastic wrap; vent. Microwave on high for 2 minutes or until bubbly.

Sprinkle cheese over corn mixture; cover and let stand for 5 minutes or until cheese melts. Top with chopped onions.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Here I Go Again!

Due to a death in the family I must take a few days off from blogging.

I have more new recipes to post so I promise to be back soon!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Chili Cheese Ball

All my friends and family that have tried this seemed to really like this cheese ball. It is not that I don't like it, I just wasn't that crazy about it. But that is just me. Hope you enjoy it as much as the others did.

2 (8 oz.) packages cream cheese, softened
1/3 c. Salsa
1 (1.25) oz. packet Taco seasoning mix
1 c. chopped pecans
1 c. shredded cheddar cheese

Combine cream cheese, salsa, taco seasoning and cheddar cheese in a medium bowl. Shape into a ball; coat with pecans.

Serves 8

Monday, November 16, 2009

Tangy Broccoli Salad

I made this for a get together I had Saturday evening and everyone loved it including myself. I will definitely be making this again!

Recipe from www.kraftfoods.com.

Prep Time: 20 min.
Total Time: 1 hr. 20 min.
Servings: 12 servings, 1/2 c. each

What You Need!
3/4 c. Miracle Whip Light Dressing
2 T. sugar
2 T. white vinegar
1 bunch broccoli, cut into florets (about 6 cups)
6 slices bacon, cooked, crumbled
1 small red onion, chopped
4 c. loosely packed torn lettuce or spinach leaves

Mix dressing, sugar and vinegar in a large bowl.

Add broccoli, bacon and onion. Mix lightly.

Add lettuce just before serving. Mix well.

Cook's Note:
I used Fat Free Hellmans Mayo. and Splenda. If you are doing Weight Watchers like myself, this salad is only 1 pt. per serving.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Hello to all!

It has been so long since I have posted. My life has been so busy, hectic, and crazy. To be such an organized person I have found myself lately to be so unorganized and in much need to more time to my day. Since that doesn't seem to be happening I guess I better learn how to manage my time better. Much better.

Anyway, starting tomorrow morning I will be posting new recipes again. Hope to see you all again real soon.