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Month: March 2007 (page 1 of 4)

Tiramisu Anacapri

Recipe Source: Cooking Light, December 2000 / via Southern Mamas

Note: This tiramisu was a hit with our Test Kitchens staff, who agreed that it’s one of the best they’ve come across. Ladyfingers can be found in the bakery or the frozen-food section of the supermarket. We used soft ladyfingers, which are made to be split.

Ingredients:

1 cup cold water
1 (14-ounce) can fat-free sweetened condensed milk
1 (1.4-ounce) package sugar-free vanilla instant pudding mix
1 (8-ounce) block 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, softened
1 (8-ounce) tub frozen reduced-calorie whipped topping, thawed
1 cup hot water
1/2 cup Kahlúa (coffee-flavored liqueur)
1 tablespoon instant espresso or 2 tablespoons instant coffee granules
24 cake-like ladyfingers (2 [3-ounce] packages)
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa, divided

Directions:

Combine first 3 ingredients in a large bowl; stir well with a whisk. Cover surface with plastic wrap; chill 30 minutes or until firm.

Remove plastic wrap, and add cream cheese. Beat with a mixer at medium speed until well-blended. Gently fold in whipped topping.

Combine hot water, Kahlúa, and espresso. Split ladyfingers in half lengthwise. Arrange 16 ladyfinger halves, flat sides down, in a trifle bowl or large glass bowl. Drizzle with 1/2 cup Kahlúa mixture. Spread one-third of pudding mixture evenly over ladyfingers; sprinkle with 1 tablespoon cocoa. Repeat layers, ending with cocoa. Cover and chill at least 8 hours.

Yield: 12 servings (serving size: about 2/3 cup)

Chicken Provolone

Recipe Source: ashbeth, allrecipes.com

Prep/Cooking Time: 45 Min

Ingredients:

4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
2 slices provolone cheese, halved
1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup
2/3 cup white wine
2 tablespoons melted butter
1/2 (16 ounce) package herb seasoned stuffing mix

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Arrange chicken breast halves in a single layer in a 9×13 inch baking dish. Top each breast half with a half slice of Provolone cheese.

In a medium bowl, blend cream of chicken soup and white wine. Pour over the chicken. In a separate medium bowl, mix the butter and stuffing mix. Top the chicken with the stuffing mixture.

Bake 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until chicken is no longer pink and juices run clear.

King Ranch Chicken

Recipe Source: thatsmyhome.com

Ingredients:

1 green bell pepper, chopped
1/2 medium onion, chopped
1 can Healthy Request Condensed Cream of Mushroom or Chicken Soup
1 10 oz. can Rotel tomatoes
6 oz. cubed chicken, cooked
4 corn tortillas, torn in pieces
1/3 cup shredded Mexican cheese

Directions:

Saute pepper and onion in skillet with Pam. Add soup, Rotel tomatoes and chicken. Alternate layers of tortillas and soup mix. Sprinkle cheese on top.

Bake at 325° F. for 40 minutes or until hot and bubbly.

Serves 4.

Baked Buffalo Chicken

Recipe Source: thatsmyhome.com

Ingredients:

4 (4-ounce) skinned, boned chicken breast halves
1/4 cup hot sauce
1 tablespoon white vinegar
1 tablespoon stick margarine, melted
1 teaspoon celery seeds
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup fat-free blue cheese dressing

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400° F.

Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray; place over medium-high heat until hot. Add chicken; cook 4 minutes on each side or until browned. Place chicken in an 11×17-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray.

Combine hot sauce and next four ingredients; pour over chicken. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 25 minutes. Serve with blue cheese dressing.

Margarita Chicken

Recipe Source: thatsmyhome.com

Ingredients:

1/2 cup frozen nonalcoholic margarita mix – thawed
3 tbsp lime juice – freshly squeezed
1 clove garlic – crushed (or more)
1 1/2 pounds skinless boneless chicken breast halves
Coarse salt

Directions:

Mix margarita mix, lime juice and garlic in a large resealable freezer plastic bag. Add chicken to bag. Seal and turn a few times to coat chicken. Refrigerate, turning bag occasionally. Marinate at least 1 hr, but no longer than 24 hrs. Remove chicken from bag & reserve marinade.

On your grill place chicken, skin side up on grill, Brush with marinade and sprinkle with some salt. Cover grill with lid & grill 5 to 6″ from medium heat for 15 minutes. Turn chicken, brush with remaining marinade and sprinkle with more salt. Cover & grill 20 to 40 minutes longer until chicken tests done.

Serves 6.

Chinese Chicken Fingers

Recipe Source: thatsmyhome.com

Ingredients:

1/3 cup lemon juice
2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon peanut oil
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 pound skinless and boneless chicken breasts 2-each in 8 slices

Directions:

Combine the lemon juice, soy sauce, mustard, oil and cayenne pepper in a medium-sized bowl. Add the chicken strips and toss well to coat. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour, tossing occasionally.

Preheat the broiler and lightly grease the broiler pan rack. Place the chicken strips on the rack about 1 inch apart and broil 4-5 inches from theheat for 5 minutes, brushing once with the soy sauce mixture halfway through the cooking. Turn the chicken and broil 5 minutes longer, again brushing with the soysauce mixture halfway through.

Diabetic Lowfat Texas Bean Dip

Recipe Source: thatsmyhome.com

Ingredients:

15 1/2 ounces black beans, canned – drained
15 1/2 ounces red beans – canned, drained
1 teaspoon canola oil
2 cloves garlic – minced
1/2 cup onion – chopped
1/2 cup tomato – diced
1/2 cup mild picante sauce
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin or 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1 tablespoon jalapeno pepper – diced
1/4 cup reduced fat Monterey Jack cheese – coarsely grated
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

Directions:

Place beans in a bowl; partially mash with a potato masher or wooden spoon until chunky. Heat oil in a frying pan. Add onion and garlic; saute for 4 minutes over medium heat. Add beans, tomato, picante sauce, cumin, chili powder and pepper. Cook for 5 minutes or until thick, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in the cheese and lime juice. Stir until well blended and cheese has melted. Serve warm with tortilla chips.

Makes 40 (1-tablespoon) servings.

Cornbread Dressing

Recipe Source: mom

Ingredients:

6 cups crumbled cornbread
4 cups crumbled light bread
1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sage
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon celery salt
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1/2 cup bell pepper
1/2 cup chopped onion
3 hard-cooked eggs, chipped
2 to 2 1/2 cups chicken or turkey broth

Directions:

Sautee onion, bell pepper, celery in 2 Tbsp. butter while preparing the ingredients. Them mix all ingredients and pour broth of chicken or turkey giblets and add cooked meat pieces that have been boiled. Stuff turkey or place in a greased roaster pan. Bake at 350° F. for 45 minutes or until done.

Southern-style Cornbread

Recipe Source: mom

Ingredients:

1 C. self-rising cornmeal
1/2 C. self-rising flour
2 T. sugar
3 T. oil
1 1/4 C. buttermilk
2 eggs lightly beaten

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400°F. Combine in a bowl the cornmeal, flour and sugar. Stir to blend. Add the oil, eggs and buttermilk. Mix well.

Heat a iron skillet on the stove. Add 1 T. oil and cover the bottom of the pan. When the pan is hot, pour the cornbread into it and spread it out to even it.

Bake for about 25 minutes or until brown.

Chicken n’ Dressing

Recipe Source: mom

Ingredients:

1 fryer, boiled, skinned, boned, and torn into pieces
2 recipes of cornbread (bake in 9×13-inch pan)
8 slices bread (not thin sandwich)
5 eggs
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can cream of celery soup
3-3/4 t. poultry seasoning
1-1/2 t. sage
3/4 t. salt
1/2 t. pepper
1-1/4 c. chopped celery
1-1/4 c. chopped onion
1-1/3 stick margarine

Directions:

Crumble cornbread. Tear bread slices into small pieces and mix well with cornbread crumbs. Add the poultry seasoning, sage, salt and pepper. combine soups with a couple of cups of chicken broth and heat to blend soups. Cook celery and onion in margarine until tender. Add to dressing.

Add your soup mixture all at once to dressing. Use chicken broth for the rest of your needed liquid.

Add 5 beaten eggs to dressing. Bake at 400° F. for 40 minutes or until done. (Place chicken pieces around in dressing before baking.) (You may want to adjust the seasonings to suit your own taste.)

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