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Crispy-Top Vegetable Casserole

Whenever the family has a holiday meal, I’m often asked to bring this recipe. The blend of flavors and the creamy texture makes it a festive addition to any special meal. Note: By using fat free half and half, low-fat cheese, and low-fat margarine instead of butter, you can cut tons of calories off of […]

Baked Crispy Onion Rings

I received this recipe from a fellow author who’s also watching her weight. My husband and I always chuckle knowing that when we see people order a “bloomin’ onion” or a stack of onion rings, they’re eating at least two days of calories in that one dish. So I was thrilled to receive this recipe […]

Broccoli Salad

  This salad is great with any meal but it’s particularly good for a picnic or potluck. Other than cooking the bacon, it’s easy to prepare and is a crowd pleasure.   Ingredients Broccoli 1 large or two small — break up flowers and some chopped stem Red onion (½ small) chopped ½ lb cooked […]

Cheddar Broccoli Bake

Here’s a great alternative to the green bean casserole we see so often at holiday dinners. It’s easy to make and delicious. Prep: 10 mins Cook: 30 mins Ready in: 40 mins Ingredients 1 can (10 3/4 oz.) Campbell’s® Condensed Cheddar Cheese Soup 1/2 cup milk dash ground black pepper 4 cups cooked broccoli cuts […]

Tortellini Salad

My husband, Bob, is half German, half Italian, but I think the Italian wins out when it comes to food. He loves pasta, and this tortellini salad is something he create, and now every potluck we go to, people ask us to bring his wonderful tortellini salad whether stuffed with meat or cheese. This is […]

Drunken Sailor Potatoes

This potato dish is easy to prepare but very delicious. By using low fat cheese and margarine products, this can be kept at lower calories. These go well with ham or any dish. Ingredients 4 large Idaho baking potatoes 8 T (1 stick) butter, melted 1 C freshly grated Parmesan cheese Paprika, salt and pepper […]

Creamy Coleslaw

Ingredients 3/4 pound packaged coleslaw mix (shredded cabbage and carrots) 1 med. red onion, thinly sliced ½ cup fat free mayonnaise 2 Tbls fresh cilantro, chopped 1 tsp dark sesame oil salt and pepper to taste Directions Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and toss until thoroughly combined. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate […]

Crunchy-topped Potatoes

Novelist Carol Steward sent this recipe to me, and though I’ve seen it before, I forgot how easy it is to prepare and how perfect to slip into the oven with a meat loaf or baked chicken or any other food item. The oven temperature can be lowered, if necessary, for this item if it’s […]

Sweet Potato Casserole

This is another recipe from Jen Cote who shares her recipes from her New Deli restaurant. It’s a great casserole for Thanksgiving or anytime of the year. Look for sweet potatoes that will bake well. Avoid huge ones (over a pound each) that have rounder shapes, as they don’t cook through to the middle as […]

Leek Lentil Soup

This recipe came from one of my readers, Linda Armstrong. Soup is standard fare in late autumn and winter. Homemade soup is always a welcome treat. This soup is great for vegetarians since they can use vegetable broth rather than chicken. If you love meat, add some chicken meat to the soup but it’s great […]