SparkPeople Cooking Light Magazine Fans Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=612 For all of us that LOVE cooking light magazine! SparkPeople Cooking Light Magazine Fans Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=612 Mexican Chorizo Hash (Feb. 2014) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16808x612x58690647 Tried this one last night - super yummy! <BR> <BR> <link> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/mexican-cho<BR>rizo-hash-50400000133599/ </link> </link> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:43:02 EST Spiced Lentils and Poached eggs - oct 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x58626919 <BR> <link>http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/spic<BR>ed-lentils-poached-eggs-50400000123571/ </link> <BR> <BR> Hubby and I decided this was totally a keeper!! Loved it! <BR> <BR> I do make the lentils differently - i soaked them and it worked quite a bit better! Then the boiling doesn't take as long. The texture was a pleasant surprise - different than we have normally eaten them!! <BR> <BR> Definitely a good one - i doubled the cayenne of course, and only had a little tomato cause hubby ... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 23:37:43 EST Corn Frittata with Pecorino-Romano Cheese (6/14) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16808x612x58602479 Look at me, posting another recipe! We tried this last night and loved it. We had it with tortilla soup, went together nicely. <BR> <BR> Corn Frittata with Pecorino-Romano Cheese <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/corn-fritta<BR>ta-pecorino-cheese-50400000135362/ </link> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:41:46 EST Blueberry Coffeecake with Almond Streusel (6/14) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16808x612x58589454 Hi everybody, I haven't been on this page for a while, but my daughter and I made this yesterday and I wanted to share that it is sooooo good!!! I forgot to pick up almonds, but it was fine without. I highly recommend! <BR> <BR> Blueberry Coffeecake with Almond Streusel <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/blueberry-c offeecake-almond-streusel-50400000135376/ </link> Sun, 20 Jul 2014 10:43:42 EST Baked Black Beans with Chorizo - june 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x58468376 Been holding onto this one for a while! Been on the todo list for months! <BR> <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/baked-black<BR>-beans-with-chorizo-50400000113028/ </link> <BR> <BR> I used the mexican chorizo (cause that is what i had) and i think it was fine! Add a bigger kick! I used diced tomatoes - drained, put them on half the dish (hubby doesn't like tomatoes). I used 2 chopped jalapenos (full seeds and everything from the freezer), doubled the red pepper flakes, and immersion bl... Tue, 8 Jul 2014 12:04:22 EST Multipurpose Vinaigrette - July 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16808x612x58451035 This was pretty good. Pretty basic. I used honey instead of agave nectar. I made this to go with the Farro Salad with Cherry Tomato, Onion, and Almonds from the same issue, but I can't really say that I made that because I ended up subbing a lot of ingredients. I used brown rice instead of farro, and I don't have mascarpone or almonds, but I'll probably add some feta and either tuna or chicken, and some arugula and spinach. I made this for lunch for the week. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <li... Sun, 6 Jul 2014 22:53:49 EST Grilled Cheese Ice Cream Sandwiches http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16808x612x58447776 Can't put my hands on the current issue right now, but toward the end of the magazine there's a page that mentions this recipe, but directs you to the website to actually see the details. When you check out the link, turns out it's the Simmer and Boil blog on the Cooking Light site... with a video recipe. It's one of the "Wow! You've Got to Try This".. series of recipes. <BR> <BR> <link>simmerandboil.cookinglight.com/2014/<BR>06/11/wow-youve-got-to-try-this-grille<BR>d-cheese-ice-crea... Sun, 6 Jul 2014 16:07:30 EST Grilled Lemon-Dijon Chicken Thighs w/Arugula Salad http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x58445648 <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/grilled-lem<BR>on-chicken-salad-50400000135390/ </link> <BR> <BR> This is from June's issue. I enjoyed this, as did my husband. (Kid won't eat anything that's not in the shape of a burger.) It was easy. I just don't like chicken thighs all that much, so I might try it with chicken breasts sometime. I also think it's important not to let it marinate too long or else the chicken will get mushy. The salad was a nice compliment. <BR> <BR> Sun, 6 Jul 2014 12:14:15 EST Black Pepper and Molasses Pulled Chicken Sandwich http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x58335109 I made this for a couple of overnight guests, a few nights ago. I needed a quick and easy dish that I could serve with salad or mixed veggies. I served them on small, whole wheat potato rolls. My guests, husband, and I loved them so much. They were insanely easy to make, and I had almost all the ingredients in my pantry/fridge. I doubled the sauce, because the reviews mentioned that there wasn't enough. I used whole grain mustard, because it has more of a kick. A few days later, I made them a... Wed, 25 Jun 2014 14:15:16 EST Tangy Mustard Coleslaw http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x58335071 This is a terrific addition to any BBQ, and would be a great potluck BBQ dish. The whole grain mustard is perfect. Even my mayo-despising husband loved it! <BR> <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/tangy-musta<BR>rd-coleslaw-10000001809093/ </link> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 14:09:49 EST Chicken and Wild Rice Salad with Almonds http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x58335054 I made this for a BBQ a couple of weeks ago, and people absolutely raved (including me). It's a great meal-sized salad, and the flavor is unique and delicious. It calls for either fig vinegar or white wine vinegar. I have used both, and they've both been amazing. You can find fig balsamic at Stonewall Kitchen, or fig balsamic "glaze" at Whole Foods (I bought the glaze the first time I made it, and I used white wine vin, and added a couple of tablespoons of the glaze, at the end). The only dow... Wed, 25 Jun 2014 14:07:26 EST Cheesy Moc Mashed Potatoes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24612x612x58334079 I have had this recipe forever, never able to find the quick cooking tapioca, and finally the frozen cauliflower at walmart! <BR> It's soooooo good! You can drop the salt and the hot sauce, if the mood strikes you, but i found it so awesome! Might try getting a sharper cheddar and shifting it to 1/2 cup. Recipe also called for a cup of sour cream that i didn't have... not sure if that would affect texture or what? <BR> <BR> <link>recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai<BR>l.asp?recipe=276108... Wed, 25 Jun 2014 12:39:11 EST One Dish Barley, Wild Rice & Chicken Pilaf - Nov http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x58250605 Hi: <BR> <BR> This one is from November, 2006 and I think it is a winner. It has a risotto-like texture and is hearty and easy to prepare. I like the "bite" of the wild rice. I used quick barley as that is all I could find at the store but I think I will look a little harder and see if I can't find the pearl barley the recipe called for as the quick barley cooked a little too fast. If I can't find it I will add it after the wild rice has been cooking for 10 minutes or so and see what hap... Tue, 17 Jun 2014 17:52:43 EST Stir-Fried Szechuan Steak on Rice - March 2007 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x58191011 Hi: <BR> <BR> Made this last night. It is easy and comes together quickly. The sauce is good, nothing unique or exciting about it but has a nice flavor. Did not make the boil-in-bag rice but that really doesn't have anything to do with the recipe. I replaced with brown rice. This would be a quick and easy weeknight dinner. <BR> <BR> Servings: 4 <BR> Calories: 233.7 without the rice or the peanuts <BR> <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/stir-fried-<BR>szechuan-steak-on-rice-100000... Thu, 12 Jun 2014 06:51:31 EST Shepherd's Pie - May 2003 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x58182067 Hi: <BR> <BR> Tried this last night. It is a Southwest version of Shepherd's Pie (although it is made with beef not lamb). It is super easy to make and comes together quickly. Problem is, I just didn't care for it. It was ok and I think that kids might like it. Just didn't do anything for me. I won't be making this one again. <BR> <BR> Servings: 4 <BR> Calories: 279 <BR> <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/shepherds-p<BR>ie-10000001036179/ </link> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 10:07:04 EST Farro, Cherry & Walnut Salad - June 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16808x612x58098278 I made this last night, with the express purpose of having it for lunch all week. The flavors are good - I think toasting the walnuts is a must, as are good, ripe cherries. I forgot to get whole grain dijon at the store, so I just used the regular, creamy type (suitable for passing between limousine windows - if you're old enough to remember that commercial) - I don't think the recipe suffered much from the mustard change. <BR> <BR> My only gripe is that 256 calories is a little high for a... Tue, 3 Jun 2014 16:37:46 EST Hot Chicken and Chips Retro - November 2004 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x58092005 HI: <BR> <BR> This is truly as the title says, a retro chicken casserole complete with potato chips on top. It is a nice tangy dish and while I liked it and it does freeze will (minus the chips), it's just not a recipe I would like for my collection. It would make a great dish for a Potluck though. <BR> <BR> Servings: 6 <BR> Calories: 321 <BR> <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/hot-chicken<BR>-chips-retro-10000000780397/ </link> Tue, 3 Jun 2014 06:37:50 EST Pork Posole - October 2004 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x58091931 Hi: <BR> <BR> This one is a definite winner! Wow this is a tasty recipe!! The hominy flavor is great. The Posole is mildly spicy. It is very easy to make and makes a very generous serving amount. I will definitely be keeping this recipe and making it often. Hope you will try it! <BR> <BR> Servings: 6 <BR> Calories: 376 <BR> <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/pork-posole<BR>-10000000701052/ </link> Tue, 3 Jun 2014 06:27:52 EST Pinto Bean Chili w/Corn and Winter Squash http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x58091889 Hi: <BR> <BR> This recipe is from October 2004. It is a good recipe but not a lot of chili flavor. I think that the squah flavor was lessened by the spices. While I liked it, I won't be making again, just not that wonderful. <BR> <BR> Servings: 6 <BR> Calories: 296 <BR> <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/pinto-bean-<BR>chili-with-corn-winter-squash-10000000<BR>701095/ </link> Tue, 3 Jun 2014 06:20:42 EST Date & Almond Cake - gluten free http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24612x612x57971209 I don't know if this really qualifies as a "light" recipe, but someone recommended it to me. It's mostly good ingredients, and its gluten free, if that matters to you. (Doesn't do much for me, but I know for some people its important). <BR> <BR> <link>www.nzherald.co.nz/viva-magazine/new<BR>s/article.cfm?c_id=533&objectid=11141635 </link> <BR> <BR> I made the recipe as muffins, because its just easier to do portions like that. My husband really liked it, and I thought it was good, bu... Fri, 23 May 2014 09:28:00 EST Flank Steak withCreamy Mushroom Sauce - March 2007 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x57855036 Tried this one last night. It was quick and easy to make and is very tasty with a nice creamy sauce. Tastes like a stroganoff. Would definitely make this one again. Makes a decent amount of sauce. <BR> <BR> Calories: 186 <BR> Servings: 4 <BR> <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/flank-steak<BR>-with-creamy-mushroom-sauce-1000000159<BR>1079/ </link> Tue, 13 May 2014 06:19:32 EST Jamaican Banana Bread - March 1997 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x57841641 <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/jamaican-ba<BR>nana-bread-10000000222966/ </link> <BR> <BR> I had a couple of bananas that were about to turn, so I decided to make banana bread. I had most of these ingredients on hand except for coconut, BUT I used coconut milk (the stuff I make my shakes with, not the thick sweet stuff) in place of regular milk. <BR> <BR> I also didn't make the glaze. I usually skip the glaze -- I need those calories for other things :) <BR> <BR> Overall, it's pretty ... Mon, 12 May 2014 00:30:36 EST Tex Mex Rice Bowls http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x57794788 This is a quickie dinner, and it came out terrific. There aren't many ingredients, but it comes together really nicely. I used ground turkey breast, and I skipped the cilantro. I also don't love "boil in a bag" rice, so I made the Alton Brown baked brown rice recipe (below), without the butter. I sauteed mushrooms, carrots, and zucchini in a tiny bit of olive oil, and threw them into the brown rice mixture, before baking it. It was so great. The rice/veggies complimented the meat/bean mixtur... Wed, 7 May 2014 18:47:43 EST Maple Mustard Glazed Chicken http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x57791166 This is great, but I didn't think it made enough sauce. I may double it next time, but that would obviously change the calorie content... Very kid friendly, and very quick to prepare. I made it with roasted potatoes. <BR> <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/maple-musta<BR>rd-glazed-chicken-50400000118599/ </link> Wed, 7 May 2014 11:53:23 EST Tex Mex Chicken Soup http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x57791143 This is delicious, and perfectly spiced/flavored. I didn't use the queso fresco or the lime, but the soup is just fantastic. It's also really quick to throw together. <BR> <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/tex-mex-chi<BR>cken-soup-50400000121376/ </link> Wed, 7 May 2014 11:51:33 EST Cheesy Meatloaf Minis http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x57791124 This is a great recipe, but I made a lot of modifications. I used ground turkey breast instead of beef, pre-prepared bread crumbs, and 2% shredded cheddar, instead of chunks of real cheddar. I think the recipe would probably taste better, with the real ingredients, but I loved it. The addition of horeradish, gives it a fantastic kick! <BR> <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/cheesy-meat<BR>-loaf-minis-50400000109591/ </link> Wed, 7 May 2014 11:49:56 EST Chicken Cutlets with Tarragon Mushroom Sauce http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x57791085 I made this last night, using thinly sliced chicken breasts, and it was delicious! My whole family (including my picky kids) loved it! I also skipped the AP flour. I didn't feel like dredging was necessary! <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/chicken-tar<BR>ragon-mushroom-sauce-50400000126802/ </link> Wed, 7 May 2014 11:45:55 EST I need your thoughts on kale... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x612x57767631 I'm seeing kale everywhere I look. I'm not sure that I like it or not, but I've heard such good things. I've tried it a few times, but maybe I'm doing it wrong. <BR> <BR> Last night I tried to roast it for a salad I was making, and I followed the recipe. But the kale ended up getting flat and limp and just sort of attached itself to the baking sheet. I tried to scrape it up and it literally looked like I was raking leaves. It looked like dirt :) <BR> <BR> I don't want to give up on it ... Mon, 5 May 2014 15:04:35 EST New SparkTeam Layout http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x612x57737604 I'm not digging it. I'm not good with change :) I am hoping people complain and they change it back. Sat, 3 May 2014 01:52:41 EST Pork and Hominy Chili - September 2007 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x57726195 Hi Everyone: <BR> <BR> I made this chili last weekend and froze it to eat during the week. It is a good red chili, quick and easy to prepare and has a nice hominy flavor. I would make it again. It freezes well and a single serving is a decent amount. <BR> <BR> Servings: 4 <BR> Calories: 238 (with light sour cream) <BR> <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/pork-hominy<BR>-chili-10000001654650/ </link> Fri, 2 May 2014 06:56:43 EST Tofu with Red Peppers & Black Bean Paste - May 05 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x57722146 http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/tofu-with-<BR>red-peppers-black-bean-paste-100000010<BR>54858/# <BR> <BR> Been meaning to make this for ages! Finally got around to it - at first i was worried cause i couldn't find the Black Bean Paste - but i just used Black Bean and Garlic Paste instead, added a thinly slice serrano, pan fried the tofu prior to making the dish, and also added a pan fried eggplant to my part of the dish. Thu, 1 May 2014 21:00:03 EST Bourbon-Pecan Tart w/ Chocolate Drizzle - Nov 2007 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x57716984 <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/bourbon-pec<BR>an-tart-with-chocolate-drizzle-1000000<BR>1673138/ </link> <BR> <BR> I made this for Easter. I can't really review the taste, as I found out last minute that I wouldn't be able to attend dinner, so I sent this over with my mom. But, according to my mom, it was good, and since there we no leftovers, I guess it probably was. <BR> <BR> I can say that I had all of the ingredients on hand, except for the pecans, and it was very, very easy to mak... Thu, 1 May 2014 12:20:25 EST Strawberry Fields (Quinoa Salad) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x57716923 I don't know if this was in the magazine. I found it featured as a quinoa recipe under 250 calories on the CL web site: <BR> <link>www.cookinglight.com/eating-smart/sm<BR>art-choices/easy-quinoa-recipes-004120<BR>00076233/page10.html </link> <BR> <BR> Very, very easy to put together. This would be a nice summer side, or a good option to pack for lunch. Thu, 1 May 2014 12:15:44 EST Chicken- Broccoli Mac & Cheese w/ Bacon - May 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16808x612x57716840 <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/chicken-bro<BR>ccoli-mac-cheese-50400000134726/ </link> <BR> <BR> Overall easy to make & good re-heated. Thu, 1 May 2014 12:09:26 EST Creamed Spinach - Nov 2005 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x57708635 http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/creamed-sp<BR>inach-10000001120348/ <BR> <BR> This was super quick (if you leave the spinach to drain all day). <BR> I added a smidge of cayenne. Next time i would probably double the milk/flour mixture to make it more gooie, and maybe a little nutmeg like others suggested. Wed, 30 Apr 2014 20:53:25 EST Herby Cucumber Salad - June 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x57695682 http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/herby-cucu<BR>mber-salad-50400000121365/ <BR> <BR> Decided to make this little ditty in addition to a spicy meat dish. <BR> I found the flavors fabulous and melded greatly. <BR> <BR> I made it with all dried herbs (cut the amounts down). I also made the sauce the day prior and sliced and mixed it all later. Definitely mix it and eat quickly or it turns into water and moosh. Tue, 29 Apr 2014 21:56:39 EST Veal Marsala - January 2003 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x57673039 Hi: Made this last week. It was very easy, and very fast. It is also very tasty. Freezes well and when the leftovers are cooked, the sauce comes back nicely. I would make again. Goes well with stuffing or pasta. <BR> <BR> Calories: 193 <BR> Servings: 4 <BR> <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/veal-marsal<BR>a-10000000698624/ </link> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 07:30:34 EST Weeknight Meal Planner http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x612x57646928 I'm having fun with CL's Weeknight Meal Planner. I've created a menu for three days and have sent the shopping list to my phone. Hopefully, I'll actually make the recipes. <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> <link>www.cookinglight.com/food/everyday-m<BR>enus/weeknight-meal-planner-quick-and-<BR>easy-00412000086036/ </link> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 21:51:56 EST Indonesian Beef Curry with Coconut Rice http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x57600616 Hi Everyone: <BR> Made this yesterday and I was surprisingly disappointed in the curry but I loved the coconut rice. Dispite the seasonings and the chiles (which I did seed), I didn't think this recipe had that much flavor. The Coconut Rice was easy and really tasty. I would definitely make that again with some Thai food. Would also make a great rice pudding with a little sugar and a vanilla bean. <BR> <BR> Calories: 280 including the rice <BR> Servings: 6 <BR> <BR> <link>www.myreci... Tue, 22 Apr 2014 07:36:49 EST Black Bean and Chicken Chilaquiles - November 2006 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x57505891 Hi Everyone: <BR> <BR> This one is a winner and so easy to make!! It has only eight ingredients and goes together quickly. I used La Tortilla Factory Hand Made Style Corn Tortillas, the Green Chile version (which are my favorite). The store I was at didn't have the El Paso salsa de chile fresco which I think would have added more liquid to the final dish. Instead, I used Pace Picante Sauce. I will definitely look for the Old El Paso sauce at one of the other stores in town and see if th... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 08:44:00 EST MIA Team Leaders?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x612x57479680 <BR> AMSHARK, JFALGIATANO... are you out there?? <BR> <BR> I'm not really interested in being a team leader or co-leader.. but I do enjoy this team and am concerned about it's status going forward if there is no leader. What happens to the team.. does it continue to exist, or does Spark eventually shut it down? <BR> <BR> Anyone out there?? <BR> <BR> Crystal <BR> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 22:33:46 EST Panda Express Eggrolls http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24612x612x57462633 from SkinnyKitchen.com <BR> link: <link>www.skinnykitchen.com/recipes/panda-<BR>express-egg-rolls-made-skinny-yum/ </link> <BR> <BR> These were.. worth another try. They are NOT the crispy, crunchy eggrolls most have come to expect an eggroll to be. Since they're baked, the wrapping is softer and chewier... at least my version was. The filling is quite good.. the sauce is just average.. too heavy on the vinegar I think, or at least for my taste. I'd never made an eggroll before, and... Thu, 10 Apr 2014 14:40:13 EST Almost Classic Pork Fried Rice http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x57408719 From CL January 2011 <BR> recipe: <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/almost-clas<BR>sic-pork-fried-rice-50400000109596/ </link> <BR> <BR> Wasn't horrible, but won't make again. The rice was still soggy at the end of the cooking time.. either needed more rice at the beginning or more cooking time at the end.. so I cooked longer. Took about 40 minutes more to get it to a decently edible texture.. not exactly a quick week-night dinner. More than that though, it was supposed to make 4 serving... Sun, 6 Apr 2014 13:56:46 EST Maroccan spiced baby carrot - may 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x57350990 www.myrecipes.com/recipe/moroccan-spiced-b<BR>aby-carrots-50400000127526/ <BR> <BR> meh <BR> <BR> I had hoped for a different level of taste. <BR> I did like the interesting roasting process for the carrots <BR> <BR> Tue, 1 Apr 2014 21:56:41 EST Crispy Tofu with Salt and Pepper http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24612x612x57348118 from: SlenderKitchen.com <BR> link: <link>www.slenderkitchen.com/crispy-tofu-w<BR>ith-salt-and-pepper/ </link> <BR> <BR> Gotta admit that tofu is not my favorite thing, unless it's mixed into a smoothie.. but this might be a good introduction for anyone who's on the fence. (Thinking of my oh-so-skeptical Mom here!) I used organic x-tra firm tofu, added a tsp of garlic powder to the spice mix and cooked using coconut oil. The recipe calls for a tsp of sugar that I didn't use (oversight... Tue, 1 Apr 2014 17:21:37 EST White Chicken Chili - October 2004 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x57347674 Hi Everyone: <BR> <BR> Another big cooking weekend! Made five different recipes all of which are now safely tucked away in the freezer. So, this is the other Cooking Light recipe I made this weekend. It is another good one. It is filling with the beans in it and has a nice green chili taste. Freezes well also. Hope you will give it a try!! <BR> <BR> Servings: 8 <BR> Calories: 233 with cheese <BR> <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/white-chick<BR>en-chili-10000000701089/ </link> Tue, 1 Apr 2014 16:47:40 EST Poblano- Jalapeno Chili - March 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x57333539 Hi: <BR> <BR> This one is a winner. I made it over the weekend. The interesting "twist" in this one is that you use a jar of marinara sauce. I had some for lunch today and it is pretty darn tasty! I didn't think it was overly spicy. Definitely will be keeping this one. Hope you try it! <BR> <BR> Calories: 349 <BR> Servings: 8 <BR> <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/poblano-jal<BR>apeno-chili-50400000119691/ </link> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 17:21:46 EST Chiken Panini with Fig Jam - January 2007 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x57240092 Hi: <BR> <BR> Found another tasty recipe from our favorite cooking magazine. Well, my favorite at least. It is easy to make and tasty. I used rotissere chicken and instead of ciabatta, I used mini pita bread which worked great. Not a big arugula fan so I passed on that as well. Still, it is quick and easy to make. Hope you will try it. <BR> <BR> Servings: 4 <BR> Calories as written: 381 <BR> <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/chicken-pan<BR>ini-with-fig-jam-10000001571474/ </lin... Mon, 24 Mar 2014 07:35:01 EST Calabaza and Poblano Stew - October 2004 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x57199579 Hi: Made this over the weekend. Couldn't find a Calabaza Squash so I substituted Acorn instead. I loved the smell of the cinnamon stick and aniseed that you grind up! Wow, I am considering grinding up another batch to keep around the house as potpourri, amazing. I thought the soup was o.k. I would definitely use less than 3 lbs of acorn squash next time. I couldn't taste the poblanos at all and you use 5 of them. It's an okay soup not sure I would make it again though. <BR> <BR> Serv... Thu, 20 Mar 2014 16:23:12 EST Beef with Spicy Cocoa Gravy - Jan/Feb 2007 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x57199503 HI Everyone: Made this recipe over the weekend and it is fabulous! What I thought was interesting is that you mix the spices including the cocoa powder together and then coat the meat in the mixture, remove the meat add flour, mix and then recoat the meat (almost like fried chicken). It's not spicy but it is pretty darn tasty. Will definitely make again and it freezes well. Hope you will try it! <BR> <BR> Servings: 6 <BR> Calories: 263 <BR> <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/beef-... Thu, 20 Mar 2014 16:14:00 EST Thai-Style Stir-Fried Chicken - December 2004 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x57109151 Hi: Tried this recipe yesterday and I think it is a winner. You need to marinate the chicken for 15 minutes and chop and onion and a couple of carrots but the rest is very easy. Great flavor and makes a nice sauce. I had over rice but it would be really good over rice noodles which is what was in the photo in the magazine. Hope you will try it!! <BR> <BR> Calories: 271 <BR> Servings: 4 <BR> <BR> Here is the link for the recipe and another for a video of the recipe (although you reall... Thu, 13 Mar 2014 07:18:25 EST Tacos al Carbon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x57102351 from CL October 2005 <BR> <BR> recipe: <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/tacos-al-ca<BR>rbon-10000001108285/ </link> <BR> video: <link>www.myrecipes.com/quick-and-easy/din<BR>ner-tonight/how-to-cook-tacos-al-carbo<BR>n-10000001695011/ </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> This was good, and cooked up very quickly - 30 minutes, if that. Just a basic soft beef taco. "al Carbon" means over charcoal, but this can be cooked in a saute pan on the stove, which is what I did. I used low-carb high fiber ... Wed, 12 Mar 2014 16:06:17 EST Eggs Blind over garlic cheddar grits - March 2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x56974199 http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/eggs-blind<BR>folded-over-garlic-cheddar-grits-10000<BR>001963961/ <BR> <BR> Seemed interesting... but nope. <BR> I halved the recipe, since there were only 2 of us eating and put the rest of the grits away for an old stand by of cheddar grit cakes (basically you put the grits in an 8X8 over night, cut into 8 peices and pan fry... ) <BR> I added jalapeno to the grits, ended up with extra cheese and extra garlic powder, but still it was bland. <BR> <BR> I als... Sun, 2 Mar 2014 12:19:04 EST Enchilada Casserole http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x56790852 From CL Jan 2012 <BR> <BR> Recipe: <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/enchilada-c<BR>asserole-50400000118573/ </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> This wasn't bad. I used ground turkey in place of beef, but next time will add seasoning to the meat and not just the sauce, as the recipe calls for. (Meat was browned with onions only, and seemed rather bland.). Was surprised to find that the bit of cheese on top was enough.. I had thought it would need more to be satisfying. <BR> <BR> Cooked up quickly.... Sun, 16 Feb 2014 00:04:18 EST Smoky Chili Joes - December 2006 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x56717738 Hello All: <BR> <BR> Tried a new recipe yesterday. This one is super easy and quite tasty. It is Smoky Chili Joes and I used it as burrito filling instead of a sloppy joe, worked really well. The recipe as described is 334 calories but, I used the Recipe Calculator here at SparkPeople and, without the bun, cheese and pickles, it is 162 calories. I always try to remove the bread item from the calorie count in recipes so I can add the actual calories from the bread I use and not the number... Mon, 10 Feb 2014 07:31:34 EST Cheeseburger soup http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24612x612x56678212 Found this recipe in a slow carb cookbook, i updated and expanded etc. <BR> <BR> Here is my take on the original <BR> <BR> <link>http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recip<BR>e-detail.asp?recipe=2674884 </link> <BR> <BR> And here is my other version <BR> <link>www.nicolewilker.com/blog/201 4/02/cheeseburger-soup-crockpot/ </link> Thu, 6 Feb 2014 23:20:06 EST Chicken Piccata - October 2004 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x56667770 Hi: Tried this simple recipe last night and was sadly disappointed. It would definitely be better with less parsley. The recipe calls for a 1/4 cup of parsley which totally overwhelmed the wine and lemon juice in the recipe. If I were going to make it again, I would add maybe 2 T of parsley one T at a time. Other than that, the portion size was generous at 227 calories. I wasn't able to find the recipe on Myrecipe.com so I am not attaching it. They did have some other Chicken Picatta r... Thu, 6 Feb 2014 07:42:59 EST Spiked Pumpkin Soup - November 2005 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x56632539 Hello Cooking Light Lovers: <BR> <BR> Tried a new soup yesterday that would be great for a pre-Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. Yeah, it would have been helpful a couple of months ago but what are you going to do. It's the Spiked Pumpkin Soup recipe from November 2005. So easy to make. I made it yesterday and taste tested it and thought it was "ok." Just had some today for lunch and it is a "keeper." Much better flavor today. You are supposed to top it with a dollop of sour cream and... Mon, 3 Feb 2014 16:10:41 EST Crustless Smoked Turkey and Spinach Quiche http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x56615846 I've been on a quiche kick lately, but I usually make the CL crustless broccoli and cheese quiche (I think I reviewed it here, before), but I decided to try this one, on a whim. I ended up using smoked sliced turkey, instead of turkey ham, and whole wheat flour instead of AP flour. I also used 1% whipped cottage cheese because I prefer the texture. Oh, and lastly, I used low fat shredded cheeses, even though it called for regular fat cheese. So I guess I made lots of modifications, but the en... Sun, 2 Feb 2014 12:42:35 EST Tofu Steaks with Red Pepper-Walnut Sauce -Dec 2008 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x56554929 Tofu Steaks with Red Pepper-Walnut Sauce <BR> http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/tofu-ste<BR>aks-with-red-pepper-walnut-sauce-10000<BR>001860086/ <BR> <BR> I thought this was a fabulous recipe! I would double the marinade next time and make the sauce right away with the extra half, using less red peppers and then just microwave it to heat it. <BR> <BR> You also don't need to use the 2 cups of panko - 1 will do the job. Tue, 28 Jan 2014 21:09:53 EST Cremini Mushroom Meatloaf /cauliflower mash & peas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16808x612x56532690 I couldn't fit the full title, "Cremini Mushroom Meatloaf with Cauliflower Mash and Browned Butter Peas and Carrots" - phew! <BR> This meal was part of the recipes featured in the Half-the-Calorie Main Dishes article. You can link to all 3 of the recipes in this meal with this URL: <BR> <link>www.cookinglight.com/eating-smart/re<BR>cipe-makeovers/healthy-restaurant-reci<BR>pes-00412000075330/page15.html </link> <BR> I enjoyed the entire meal, and my husband said this is his favorite mea... Mon, 27 Jan 2014 09:18:53 EST Peasant Stew (Aug 2002) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x56439996 I actually found this recipe in my CL Slow Cooker Cookbook. (I posted a review under that topic as well). <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/peasant-ste<BR>w-10000000451343/ </link> <BR> <BR> Variations: <BR> Cookbook vs. Web: <BR> I noticed is that the cookbook instructs you to brown the chicken for 4-5 minutes after sprinkling it with spices, but before you drop it in the crockpot. (Interestingly, the web reviewers suggested the same. I wonder if CL is influenced by on-line feedba... Mon, 20 Jan 2014 11:19:05 EST Radish Salad with Goat Cheese April 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x56375232 LOVE this! <BR> <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/radish-sala<BR>d-goat-cheese-50400000126787/ </link> <BR> <BR> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 12:41:07 EST Shredded Beef and Mushroom Ragu - May 2007 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x56340755 As much as I hate to say it, I think this one is a pass. I really wanted to like it too. It's o.k. but I don't think it has that much flavor and you can't taste the porcini mushrooms at all. It was easy to make and it is freeze-able which is always a plus just think it needs something in the flavor department. <BR> <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/shredded-be<BR>ef-mushroom-ragu-10000001611721/ </link> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 07:06:26 EST Pork Tenderloin Paprikash with Egg Noodles http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16808x612x56331092 I don't know about this one. I was excited to try it, but it wasn't quite as I expected. I think the cider vinegar made it a bit too sour. It was just ok. I had a lot of leftovers and had them for lunch during the week. It was a bit involved for a weeknight dinner too, even though I had prepped everything the night before. I don't think I'd make this again, but maybe try a different paprikash recipe. <BR> <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/pork-tender<BR>loin-paprikash-50400000132... Sun, 12 Jan 2014 13:31:35 EST Shrimp & Broccoli Scampi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16808x612x56171953 <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/shrimp-broc<BR>coli-scampi-50400000132696/ </link> <BR> This quick, easy and tasty. It came together really fast. I think I'd like to try it with scallops next time, just for something different. <BR> I wouldn't rate this as special occasion food, but it's filling and pretty solid for a weeknight. Wed, 1 Jan 2014 20:44:24 EST Looking forward to 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x612x56152861 I am really looking forward to this holiday season being over. I am cleaning out my cabinets tonight and getting rid of the leftover chocolate and snacks I don't need. I am looking forward to making a plan and cooking healthy meals. My CL subscription is renewed for the next two years (thanks to a gift from my Dad) <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> I am looking forward to being more active in the group and reaching my goals in 2014. Happy New Year, Everyone! Tue, 31 Dec 2013 15:00:23 EST Quick Chicken Noodle Soup - Jan 2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x56150832 I made this with leftover turkey from Christmas, so I guess I'm really reviewing "turkey noodle soup" but I can't imagine that are too - too different. <BR> Here's the link: <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/quick-chick<BR>en-noodle-soup-10000001949741/ </link> <BR> <BR> Based on the other reviews on the recipe (and also the fact that I was overflowing with homemade turkey stock from Christmas leftovers), I eliminated the 2 cups of water and made the liquid all stock. I also used pre-... Tue, 31 Dec 2013 11:47:10 EST Fingerling Potato Salad Gremolata Dressing, Jul 08 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x56103774 I made this as part of a Christmas dinner buffet. <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/fingerling-<BR>potato-salad-with-gremolata-dressing-1<BR>0000001816330/ </link> <BR> <BR> This receipt gets extra points for being super easy to prepare. I was also really tasty. I'll keep this in my recipe files for a summer barbecue, or anytime that I want to put out food that doesn't need to be kept warm or refrigerated. Fri, 27 Dec 2013 11:47:23 EST Orange Quinoa Salad - July 2006 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x56103611 We set up a buffet for Christmas dinner, and I made this as a hearty, cold salad. I haven't made too much quinoa, and I was happy with the way this turned out. <BR> Here's the recipe link: <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/orange-quin<BR>oa-salad-10000001206153/ </link> <BR> <BR> I followed the directions, except that I made "buttermilk" by adding lemon juice to 1% milk - because buying buttermilk for 1.5 tablespoons felt silly. (I just know I would have ended up making biscuits with... Fri, 27 Dec 2013 11:34:12 EST Turkey Posole Casserole w Cornmeal Biscuit Topping http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x55850568 We have an abundance of turkey leftover from Thanksgiving. It seemed like the perfect opportunity to try out this recipe from the November 2013 CL issue: <BR> <BR> http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/turkey-p<BR>osole-casserole-50400000131140/ <BR> <BR> I ran into a few bumps while making this. First, we couldn't find tomatillos at the store, so I subbed under-ripe tomatoes and a splash of lime juice. Then, I decided to sub the buttermilk for milk with lemon juice - not because I couldn't fi... Tue, 3 Dec 2013 10:41:36 EST Creamy White Bean Soup with Smoked Ham Hocks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16808x612x55763321 The slow cooker feature in December's issue arrived just in time for the cold weather. It's been in the 20's & 30's all weekend - The ideal time to try a slow cooker soup. <BR> <BR> We made the "Creamy White Bean Soup with Smoked Ham Hocks" on Sunday. Here's the recipe link: <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/creamy-whit<BR>e-bean-soup-50400000131777/ </link> <BR> <BR> I really liked the end product - creamy, flavorful, and filling. <BR> However - this was my first time working wit... Mon, 25 Nov 2013 12:50:09 EST Hi! New to Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x612x55634451 Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> I have been a member of Spark since 2008 but was a lookie-lou for a long time to see what other people were doing and if this website was really going to stick around. I used the nutrition tracker off and on and lost some weight but didn't stick to it (as I am sure some of you can relate to). Was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes in 2004 which wasn't a surprise considering my very sedentary lifestyle and eating habits. <BR> <BR> So, that brings me to 2013. I decided that... Thu, 14 Nov 2013 12:49:07 EST Firey Tofu and Coconut Curry Soup - September 2009 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x55578981 Fiery Tofu and Coconut Curry Soup <BR> <BR> <link> http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/fiery-tofu<BR>-coconut-curry-soup-10000001918466/ </link> <BR> <BR> I thought this soup needed a little something... I forgot the cilantro, but the gals enjoyed it! I considered adding straw mushrooms, but didn't, i might next time. I made the soup the day before and then put it into a crock pot to heat before the party. I had "fresh" grated ginger, and used that. But i think the lemon grass would have mad... Sat, 9 Nov 2013 22:27:54 EST Cajun Hot Crab Dip - November 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x55578753 <link> http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/cajun-hot-<BR>crab-dip-50400000116774/ </link> <BR> <BR> My issue with the recipe is my own issue - i'm too cheap to get real crab so i used the fake crab. Which i would not recommend, or if you do, use the cheap stuff when you put it in the processor and the good stuff for leaving chunky. The cajun spice gave it a nice kick, but trying to spray the panko on top with pam made it spray all over! Don't think it helped anything! I thought the flavor was... Sat, 9 Nov 2013 22:08:52 EST WW Veggie Fritatas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24612x612x55578552 <link>http://www.weightwatchers.com/food/r<BR>cp/RecipePage.aspx?recipeid=320391&tab<BR>=2&sort=2 </link> <BR> <BR> I love this recipe! My MIL made it for me, i skip the scallions, and think in actuallity the cream cheese can be skipped as well, it's hard to work with, i usually whip it with the eggs to get good distribution! <BR> <BR> For parties i make it in mini muffin tins, so cute and bite sized! And i definitely like this better room temp, not warm not cold! Sat, 9 Nov 2013 21:48:17 EST Spaghetti Squash Fritters with Sriracha Mayonnaise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16808x612x55578485 Spaghetti Squash Fritters with Sriracha Mayonnaise <BR> October 2013 <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/squa<BR>sh-fritters-sriracha-mayonnaise-504000<BR>00130446/ </link> <BR> <BR> Made this as part of a party menu for a gal's movie night! <BR> <BR> I made no changes to this recipe - yup - i didn't! Except for the dipping sauce! Can you beleive it! <BR> <BR> Here are my thoughts: <BR> <BR> I always forget to check the reviews before i cook, so i missed the options listed... Sat, 9 Nov 2013 21:40:54 EST Potato-Leek Chowder - Sept 2005 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x55005224 I froze a leek from my CSA a couple of weeks ago, and I thawed it out to make this soup last night. <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/potato-leek<BR>-chowder-10000001097038/ </link> <BR> <BR> I don't really know the difference between soup and chowder, but I liked this recipe. It was a little thinner than I expected - I might add more cauliflower next time. <BR> Also, I sauted the leeks in the leftover bacon drippings instead of olive oil. I tried to justify it as not being wasteful,... Mon, 23 Sep 2013 12:32:34 EST Beef Daube Provencal - Win http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16808x612x54985641 This was a total win. So yummy. Easy to prep and cook. I had whole wheat egg noodles and cut back the portion on those, and brought this to lunch during the week. I managed to get 6 servings out of it - 5 for me and one for my husband :) <BR> <BR> Considering it's the #1 recipe in the top-25 all-time favorites, I suppose it's not too surprising. I will definitely be making this again. Sat, 21 Sep 2013 19:00:06 EST Crispy Fish Nuggets with Tartar Sauce - Miss http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16808x612x54985587 I'm loving the new issue, but I didn't love this recipe. I am not very good at dredging things in flour and coating with egg and panko, and this was no exception. By the time it was all said and done (and it took forever because i did each nugget individually not knowing any other way), the nuggets themselves were very bland. The sauce made all the difference, but I ended up eating too much of that to overcome the blandness of the fish. <BR> <BR> There's another crispy fish recipe on pag... Sat, 21 Sep 2013 18:54:04 EST Granola Cookie Wedges - April 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x54904726 Granola Cookie Wedges: <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/granola-coo<BR>kie-wedges-50400000126849/#reviewForm </link> <BR> <BR> Not impressed. I used margarine and skipped all the nuts. <BR> Definitely needed more time in the oven, but still I would not make this again. <BR> <BR> The hubby loved it and has already eaten half of it! Sat, 14 Sep 2013 22:50:43 EST Zucchini Eggplant Lasagna - Aug 2008 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x54404446 When the CSA gives you eggplant and zucchini, make eggplant zucchini lasagna, I always say <em>211</em> <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/zucchini-eg<BR>gplant-lasagna-10000001823337/ </link> <BR> <BR> I liked this recipe. A lot of the reviewers called it bland - I doubled the crushed red pepper, and I liked the flavor. I also made a few small substitutions: I used a 1/4 tsp dried oregano (because I can't see buying fresh oregano for a 1/2 tsp) and I used scallions instead of oni... Mon, 5 Aug 2013 10:31:37 EST Costco Mag - Gerd Fighter - Tuna Salad http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24612x612x54357771 I added my version to SP site: http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-deta<BR>il.asp?recipe=2545221&ff=1 <BR> <BR> It calls for a whopping 1/4 cup olive oil, but i think it can be done with less! <BR> <BR> Pretty tasty and a fun way to get your tuna fish in, without the mayo! <BR> <BR> Thu, 1 Aug 2013 17:53:02 EST Spicy Basil Chicken with Brown Rice with Sesame http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x54343451 from CL April 2012 <BR> chicken recipe: <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/spicy-basil<BR>-chicken-50400000120262/ </link> <BR> chicken video: <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/spicy-basil<BR>-chicken-50400000120262/ </link> <BR> rice recipe: <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/brown-rice-<BR>sesame-50400000120257/ </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> This was good. The chicken dish wasn't nearly as spicy as I expected.. I might 'up' the heat next time around. I had plenty of sauce though, and a lo... Wed, 31 Jul 2013 17:32:30 EST Chinese Noodle Salad with Sesame Dressing (6/12) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x54048961 Hi all- <BR> <BR> I rarely post here anymore, but we tried this recipe the other night and LOVED it, so I thought I'd pass it on. We agreed that it's basically an "Asian Pasta Primavera." :-) Somehow, the vinegar in the dressing really goes nicely with the fresh veggies. They recommend serving it cold but we did it hot. Enjoy! <BR> <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/chinese-noo<BR>dle-salad-50400000121386/ </link> Mon, 8 Jul 2013 15:01:40 EST Lemony Grilled Shrimp Salad (Aug 2012) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x53647504 This is a great summer recipe. I bough peel, deveined shrimp, so it was easy to put together. The hardest part was finding the ingredients. I had to go to the farmer's market to get the jicama, and after two grocery stores, I gave up on finding queso fresco, and got goat cheese instead. <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/lemony-gril<BR>led-shrimp-salad-50400000122916/ </link> Fri, 7 Jun 2013 15:26:06 EST Baby Potatoes w Arugula Pesto (June 2013) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16808x612x53536577 I made this with the Greek-style Meat Loaves & Arugula salad since I was buying a bunch of arugula anyway. <BR> This recipe had all of my favorite features - mostly fast/easy/tasty. <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/baby-potato<BR>es-arugula-pesto-50400000128106/ </link> <BR> <BR> In retrospect, I should have reviewed the meat loaf in this forum too, since it's still actually May - but I just got back from vacation, and I'm still not adjusted to the day/month/time zone. <BR> Oh well... Thu, 30 May 2013 14:15:54 EST Mini Greek-Style Meat Loaves w Arugula Salad May13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x53536527 I'm running a little behind on my Cooking Light issues. Here's a recipe that I meant to try earlier from the May 2013 issue. <BR> I liked it - an interesting twist on meat loaf. It was easy to put together. My prep work took longer than it should have, b/c I ground the meat myself. (and since I don't use that attachment on my kitchen aid mixer too often, I tend to read the directions a million times when I do). You can always ask the butcher to grind the meat for you - - or I suppose yo... Thu, 30 May 2013 14:10:55 EST Five-Spice Tilapia with Citrus Ponzu Sauce-May 06 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x53455991 Five-Spice Tilapia with Citrus Ponzu Sauce <BR> <BR> http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/five-spi<BR>ce-tilapia-with-citrus-ponzu-sauce-100<BR>00001185375/ <BR> <BR> I recently have tried cooking fish and have gone with tilapia since it is the most forgiving and easy to work with. <BR> <BR> This was very easy to make, sauce was tasty, but not necessarily needed. Thu, 23 May 2013 21:14:51 EST Chickpea and Arugula Pitas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16808x612x53412256 Hi all, haven't been on this board in ages, but I just wanted to share a recipe that we tried last night - it's from the May issue and it was soooooo good! Chickpea and arugula pitas, with tzatziki (however you spell that!). Here's the link: <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/chickpea-ar<BR>ugula-pita-sandwiches-50400000127551/ </link> Mon, 20 May 2013 12:10:20 EST Leek and Cheddar Pancakes - Dec 2006 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x53327694 Oops - I posted this in the wrong forum first... <BR> We got our first CSA delivery of the season, and it came with a giant leek. Luckily, I found this leek & cheddar pancake recipe: <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/leek-chedda<BR>r-panc akes-10000001559250/ </link> <BR> <BR> This was a very quick & tasty recipe. I made it in a large omelet pan, but next time I think I'll get out the griddle. The batter really spreads, and I found myself wishing for more space so I could make these a ... Mon, 13 May 2013 11:00:32 EST Leek and Cheddar Pancakes - Dec 2006 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24612x612x53317050 * * * This is actually a CL recipe that I posted in the wrong forum. I've added it in the right spot. Sorry about that! * * * <BR> <BR> We got our first CSA delivery of the season, and it came with a giant leek. Luckily, I found this leek & cheddar pancake recipe: <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/leek-chedda<BR>r-pancakes-10000001559250/ </link> <BR> <BR> This was a very quick & tasty recipe. I made it in a large omelet pan, but next time I think I'll get out the griddle. The b... Sun, 12 May 2013 15:27:55 EST Roasted Wild Salmon with Dill http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x53310277 from CL March 2007 <BR> recipe: <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/roasted-wil<BR>d-salmon-dill-10000001591093/#myReview </link> <BR> <BR> This was delicious.. made just as directed, though we had to cook it longer than the recipe called for, for the salmon to cook through. So.. took about 20 minutes total, with barely 5 minutes of prep (slicing a lemon and preparing the baking pan.) Hard to beat for a busy week night. Will definitely keep this in the rotation. Sat, 11 May 2013 23:20:03 EST New Team Goal - Stop & Enjoy Lunch http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x612x53204125 I've added a new goal for the Cooking Light Magazine Fans team. Your challenge, should you choose to accept it is to eat lunch away from your desk at least 3 times per week. <BR> If you are a distracted eater (like me) then you can finish your lunch before you even realize that you started it. Taking a break from what you are doing, stepping away, and being aware of what you are eating will no only save your keyboard from crumbs, but it will help you to feel more satisfied. <BR> <BR> If ... Fri, 3 May 2013 10:06:51 EST Shrimp Pad Thai (March 2011) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x53009502 Shrimp Pad Thai - March 2011 <BR> http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/shrimp-p<BR>ad-thai-50400000110432/ <BR> <BR> Wow - this was a great surprise! Quick to make and yummy! <BR> <BR> I did follow others advice, add a touch of sesame oil, and skipped the bean spouts and green onions - since the hubby doesn't like them. And added a well scrambled egg at the end to get a touch of the egg you get at the restaurants. Wed, 17 Apr 2013 21:47:07 EST Creamy Truffle-Scented White Bean Soup http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x52803688 I made this for dinner tonight, and it was fantastic. I made some tweaks (extra rosemary, roasted my own garlic, added lemon zest in addition to the juice), but it was delicious and super easy to throw together. Great with a salad for a simple dinner, or would be an impressive first course for a dinner party! <BR> <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/creamy-truf<BR>fle-scented-white-bean-soup-1000000108<BR>7056/ </link> Tue, 2 Apr 2013 21:52:24 EST Sparkpeople Cookbook http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24612x612x52790381 Is anyone using the Sparkpeople Cookbook? I've tried a few recipes. I've made the creamy broccoli and cheese soup few times now. It's really good and easy to make. (But, I find it needs some salt. Actually a few of the recipes I've tried needed salt for my taste.) I think I might try it with a different vegetable next time. <BR> <BR> Yesterday I tried the Tuna Noodle Casserole for lunches. It was easy. Not bad. Healthy :) <BR> <BR> There are few shredded chicken recipes for the sl... Tue, 2 Apr 2013 00:41:11 EST Chili-spiced almonds - Dec 2009 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x52716411 http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/chili-spic<BR>ed-almonds-10000001941037/ <BR> <BR> and my version where i cut the sugar in 1/2 and added cayenne <BR> http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-de<BR>tail.asp?recipe=2442873 <BR> <BR> I like how they taste and i can get a bunch of little snack bags for a few weeks from the recipe! <BR> <BR> Definitely a keeper! Wed, 27 Mar 2013 13:22:11 EST Lemon Squares - August 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x52694230 It was a snow day and i found this recipe and knew it would bring some spring into a very white day <BR> <BR> http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/lemon-sq<BR>uares-50400000122499/ <BR> <BR> I think the base needs to be cooked a bit longer, but i like the idea of the pine nuts and canola oil doing the binding! <BR> <BR> It tasty but greasy. <BR> I ended up serving them in cup cake liners and they soaked up the grease nicely and allowed for people to eat them without needing a napkin or grubbin ... Mon, 25 Mar 2013 23:11:16 EST Thai Chicken Saute' - March - 2007 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x52666879 http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/thai-chick<BR>en-saut-10000001591044/ <BR> <BR> Thai chicken saute. <BR> <BR> Meh. not awesome. <BR> I upped the siracha to 3 tbs <BR> I added the multi colored peppers <BR> <BR> I also added some to the onion that i cooked prior to adding the sauce. <BR> Hubby is not a fan of onions. <BR> <BR> All in all it was just so so and smelled like asian buffalo wings... <BR> <BR> Hubby enjoyed it, me, i wont be making this again... <BR> <BR> so sad. <BR> <BR> Sun, 24 Mar 2013 00:22:31 EST Garlic Shrimp in Coconut Milk, Tomatoes & Cilantro http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24612x612x52607356 from SkinnyTaste.com Feb 28, 2013, though some credit is given at the bottom of the recipe to Fine Cooking. <BR> <BR> link: <link>www.skinnytaste.com/2010/02/garlic-s<BR>hrimp-in-coconut-milk-tomatoes.html </link> <BR> <BR> This was delicious. Here in eastern Massachusetts, winter doesn't want to let go.. today I drove home in sleet and hail.. and while I LOVE snow in the Winter (if it's going to be cold, the LEAST it can do is snow...).. I'm ready to move on already. Which is maybe w... Tue, 19 Mar 2013 18:18:29 EST Chai Banana Bread - May 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x52391606 Chai Banana Bread - May 2012 <BR> http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/chai-ban<BR>ana-bread-50400000120729/ <BR> <BR> Side note: I froze bananas, as in i put them whole into the freezer, then "defrosted" them and use them in this recipe. I think it worked well. Kinda creepy and gross, but it worked <BR> <BR> Recipe came out good - i only had fat free plain green yogurt <BR> And i did use the sauce on top, but i think we could have skipped it. <BR> <BR> Tasty, but not very chai-y Mon, 4 Mar 2013 23:24:49 EST Classic Light Bolognese Lasagna - March 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16808x612x52207411 Another delicious lasagna dish: <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/classic-lig<BR>ht-bolognese-lasagna-50400000126274/ </link> <BR> This was not as quick and easy as the 3 cheese lasagna. In fact, it dirtied a lot of dishes (food processor, sauce pan, etc.) - but it was heartier, and full of flavor. <BR> <BR> Maybe not a weeknight meal, but worth making again. Wed, 20 Feb 2013 12:55:51 EST Three Cheese Lasagna - March 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16808x612x52207370 A nice meatless pasta dish, just in time for Lent: <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/three-chees<BR>e-lasagna-50400000126275/ </link> <BR> This was a relatively simple lasagna - the more cheese, the better. I would make this again. Wed, 20 Feb 2013 12:52:35 EST Pumpkin Pie Shake - Jan 06 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x52207327 Again, I was trying to use up some extras - this time is was extra pumpkin. This recipe was almost too good. <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/pumpkin-pie<BR>-shake-10000001141977/ </link> <BR> It's not something you can have every day, but it sure is a nice treat. Wed, 20 Feb 2013 12:48:55 EST Mashed Yukon Gold Potatoes - CL Sept 04 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x52207286 I made this a while back when I had leftover potatoes and buttermilk. <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/mashed-yuko<BR>n-gold-potatoes-10000001100802/ </link> <BR> <BR> It's a simple recipe, and it made some tasty mashed potatoes - pretty much what you'd expect. I was a little annoyed that the CL website did not provide the nutrition info - I had to do a spark recipe to calculate. <BR> You can view it here: <link>recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai<BR>l.asp?recipe=2345492 </link>... Wed, 20 Feb 2013 12:46:10 EST Fish Tacos with Cabbage Slaw http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x52004241 From CL July 2006 <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/fish-tacos-<BR>with-cabbage-slaw-10000001206215/ </link> <BR> <BR> This was ok. The slaw was a definite hit, especially with additional lime juice squeezed over the top, but the fish needed a bit more 'zip'.. Not bad at all, just not something that stood out. Wed, 6 Feb 2013 09:13:51 EST Red Bell Pepper Frittata - January 2004 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x51862263 Red Bell Pepper Frittata <BR> http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/red-bell<BR>-pepper-frittata-10000000577198/ <BR> <BR> I had a catered mexican party and had a bunch of left over red bell peppers and squash and knew i had to find the recipe from child hood that my gram used to make, basically eggs and peppers, let it cool and then make sandwiches... MMMMM! <BR> <BR> Alas mom wasn't on line and i knew i had this recipe bookmarked! <BR> <BR> Turned out fabulous! I used quinua - 1 cup cooked, an... Mon, 28 Jan 2013 11:28:04 EST CL-The New Way to Cook Light Cook Book-reviews http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x612x51808394 Hi I am new here. My husband picked up the Cooking Light- The New Way to Cook Light Cook BooK two weeks ago and so far we are very happy. The pictures make me want to cook and inspire me to put the effort in. The three recipes we have tried so far have blown us away. Not only do they taste great they tell you how to measure the servings (eg 3 oz meat, 1/4 C sauce and 3/4 C Vegetable mixture) so you aren't guessing with the calories! I may or may not review the recipes we try, but I will say t... Thu, 24 Jan 2013 19:39:50 EST Chicken Soup with Cabbage and Apple (Jan 2012) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x51528445 We've been on a Cooking Light roll recently! I had left over cabbage from the scallop recipe that I made this weekend, so I found this soup recipe, and my husband made it. (It's ok to be jealous - my husband is a good cook & he now likes CL too). <BR> <BR> Recipe Link: <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/chicken-sou<BR>p-cabbage-apple-50400000118587/ </link> <BR> <BR> Another apple/cabbage combo - The spices make this a really flavorful broth. We doubled the recipe, and I'm glad we'll ha... Mon, 7 Jan 2013 22:03:07 EST Thai-Style Pork Stew (Sept 99) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x51520711 I found this recipe in my Cooking Light Slow Cooker Cookbook (and I've also posted under my thread on that cookbook). <BR> Here's the recipe link: <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/thai-style-<BR>pork-stew-10000000354826/ </link> <BR> <BR> Like most slow cooker recipes, this is easy prep. There is an hour on high plus 6 on low, so if you don't have a programmable crock pot & have a long commute like me, it's better for a weekend. <BR> We really liked this - The pork fell apart into ... Mon, 7 Jan 2013 13:34:24 EST Oven-Puffed Pancake (March 2001) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x51516178 This recipe was very simple & surprisingly tasty. <BR> <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/oven-puffed<BR>-pancake-10000000226353/ </link> <BR> <BR> It tasted like a big, puffy crepe. We added fresh berries & measured a teaspoon of powdered sugar on each. Mon, 7 Jan 2013 09:17:47 EST Seared Scallops with Bacon, Cabbage & Apple http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16808x612x51493189 We made this dish tonight: <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/seared-scal<BR>lops-bacon-cabbage-50400000125660/ </link> <BR> <BR> It was pretty simple and really delicious. The cabbage was like a bacon and apple flavored sauerkraut - a really nice complement to the simply seared scallops. <BR> The cabbage was so good, I might make it again without the scallops - I think it would also go nicely with a sweeter sausage, Sat, 5 Jan 2013 21:52:54 EST RR - Get-Fit Tetrazzini http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24612x612x51460987 Found this in the Rachel Ray magazine <BR> <BR> My version <BR> <link>http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recip<BR>e-detail.asp?recipe=2331498 </link> <BR> <BR> Her version <BR> <link>www.rachaelraymag.com/recipe/get-fit<BR>-tetrazzini/ </link> <BR> <BR> I used sliced turkey breast from a honey backed ham store, and fresh head of cauliflower boiled. <BR> <BR> I loved that you couldn't taste the cauliflower, but i'd add peas or maybe some green chilies, and i did add red pepper flakes and... Thu, 3 Jan 2013 22:19:08 EST Roasted Cauliflower Soup http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16808x612x51431359 Almost like magic, my January 2013 issue of CL appeared in my mailbox on the last day of 2012. Huzzah! I happened to have an uncut head of cauliflower, and some leftover smoked ham and sliced almonds in my fridge. The only ingredient I didn't have on hand was french bread - so I made a loaf in the bread machine. This recipe was definitely meant to be. <BR> Here's the link: <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/roasted-cau<BR>liflower-soup-50400000125728/ </link> <BR> This was my first ca... Wed, 2 Jan 2013 10:34:42 EST Double Ginger Cookies (Live Better America) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24612x612x51344057 I used this recipe for a cookie exchange last week because it filled my basic exchange requirements: It's a high yield recipe, relatively easy, without any nuts (there's a nut allergy in my cookie exchange group). <BR> Here's the recipe link: <BR> <link>www.livebetteramerica.com/recipes/do<BR>uble-ginger-cookies/551d1401-e002-4089<BR>-a4c2-8126bd3cae2f </link> <BR> <BR> The cookies received lots of compliments. I liked the ginger taste and the soft, chewy texture. My cookies were mu... Thu, 27 Dec 2012 11:58:12 EST Roast Stuffed Pork Loin with Port Sauce http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16808x612x51333750 This is the recipe shown on the cover of the December 2012 issue. I made this fancy looking pork loin for Christmas dinner. Here's the recipe: <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/roast-stuff<BR>ed-pork-loin-port-sauce-50400000125436/ </link> <BR> <BR> I thought it was delicious. It was a little time consuming - especially when you include the chopping and prep work (like making bread crumbs). I'll probably make this again, but not during a busy weekday. Wed, 26 Dec 2012 14:12:42 EST Chocolat e-Cherry Heart Smart Cookies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24612x612x51297609 From CL Jan 2010 <BR> Recipe <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/chocolate-c<BR>herry-heart-smart-cookies-10000001949710/ </link> <BR> <BR> These weren't bad.. But based on the reviews, I didn't think they were 'all that.' Nice texture, could have used more cherries maybe, or maybe mine needed to better quality than your average supermarket variety of dried cherries. <BR> <BR> Easy to make. Spooned a level tablespoon of dough for each cookie and got 30 and a half cookies. One of the review... Sat, 22 Dec 2012 14:41:54 EST Peppermint Meringues http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24612x612x51287976 from SkinnyTaste.com.. sort of.. <BR> recipe: <link>www.skinnytaste.com/2012/11/peppermi<BR>nt-meringues.html </link> <BR> JoyOfBaking version: <link>www.joyofbaking.com/MeringueCookies.<BR>html </link> <BR> <BR> This recipe is for tiny little star shaped meringue cookies that are tinged with red for a perfect Christmas treat. I'd never used a pastry bag before, and It took a bit of work to figure out how to get to the end product pictured on the web page, but I'm pretty happy w... Fri, 21 Dec 2012 15:28:15 EST Creamy Mushroom Soup (Vitamix) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24612x612x51243419 From: VitamixEnthusiasts Yahoo group <BR> original recipe: <link>health.groups.yahoo.com/group/Vitami<BR>xEnthusiasts/message/31248 </link> <BR> my copy: <link>recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai<BR>l.asp?recipe=2308702 </link> <BR> <BR> I belong to a yahoo group for Vitamix users (and for anyone with a similar, really powerful blender). The users share recipes and tips.. and this one was recently posted by the list administrator. The list is moderated.. anyone can join, but you h... Mon, 17 Dec 2012 15:52:34 EST Dark Chocolate and Mint Chip Clouds http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24612x612x51240956 <BR> from the SkinnyTaste site, Dec 2, 2012 <BR> recipe: <link>www.skinnytaste.com/2012/12/dark-cho<BR>colate-and-mint-chip-clouds.html </link> <BR> <BR> I wasn't sure how I would like a meringue cookie, but after a few taste tests, I've decided these will get added to my holiday rotation. I had a bag of chocolate mint chips left after trying out NWILKER's recent post for the Mint Chocolate Chip Oat Cookies (which will also stay in our cookie rotation!), so figured I'd give this one a ... Mon, 17 Dec 2012 11:22:42 EST Raspberry Strippers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x51240867 from CL December 2000 <BR> recipe: <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/raspberry-s<BR>trippers-10000000223460/ </link> <BR> <BR> Very easy to make, but not quite what I expected. They look like a pastry, so somehow I expected the bread part of the cookie to be soft like a pastry.. but it's actually crisp. Because of that missed expectation, I'm having some trouble deciding if I like them or not. :) <BR> <BR> My husband however likes them just fine, and took the whole lot into the office ho... Mon, 17 Dec 2012 11:10:32 EST Maple Mustard Glazed Chicken - January 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x51187477 Maple Mustard Glazed Chicken - January 2012 <BR> http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/maple-mu<BR>stard-glazed-chicken-50400000118599/ <BR> <BR> This was wonderful!! I ended up using dried thyme, as well as an additional 1/4 cup of chicken broth to make more sauce. <BR> <BR> It was definitely quick and easy and delicious!! <BR> <BR> I used good mustard and some organic syrup i had for the bourbon beans! Wed, 12 Dec 2012 17:36:53 EST SP - Mint Chocolate Chip-Oat Cookies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24612x612x51161412 <link>recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai<BR>l.asp?recipe=827703 </link> <BR> <BR> Amazing, a-frickin-mazing! <BR> <BR> Wow! <BR> <BR> Delicious! If you use the silpat make sure to let it sit for a good 2-5 minutes before you try to get them off. I used regular i can't beleive it's not butter, so that might have been the issues. I also didn't do the 2 shelves thing and just cooked it regular middle of the oven for 12 minutes! <BR> <BR> I also used the new chips out this season, regular... Mon, 10 Dec 2012 16:47:24 EST Spark People - Cranberr y-Almond Oatmeal Cookies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24612x612x51158033 This was one of those emails or recipes of the other day and i decided to try it. <BR> <BR> http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-de<BR>tail.asp?recipe=25893 <BR> <BR> Since i can't leave anything alone: <BR> I used home made pumpkin - i cook a big old pumpkin in the crock put till it's mush, remove the skin, and store it in yogurt size containers in the fridge - and to be totally miss martha - i'll pop out the frozen blobs when they are hard, and freezer bag 4 at a time. That way i have my... Mon, 10 Dec 2012 11:21:57 EST AHA Turkey Tortilla Soup http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24612x612x51039959 Here's a recipe from my trusty American Heart Association Meals in Minutes Cookbook. I usually end up making it around this time of year with the end my leftover Thanksgiving turkey. <BR> <BR> I found a blog that posted the recipe on-line @ <link>onceuponapickyeater.blogspot.com/201<BR>1/11/turkey-turkey-more-turkey.html </link> <BR> <BR> Unexpected bonus - the blog recommends pairing the soup with a CL recipe for Chipotle-Cheddar Scones - which sound delicious. <BR> <BR> The soup is ... Sat, 1 Dec 2012 10:16:42 EST Pomegranate Fizz - Nov. 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x51003535 We hosted my in-laws for a late Thanksgiving dinner on Saturday, and I decided to try one of the recommended CL cocktails for Thanksgiving. I chose the Pomegranate Fizz because it sounded easy (it was - extremely) and tasty (it was - dangerously candy-like). <BR> <BR> It was such a big hit, I think I'll make more for Christmas, when we host my side of the family. <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/pomegranate<BR>-fizz-50400000116764/ </link> <BR> <BR> It's a bit of a silly girly drink... Wed, 28 Nov 2012 16:18:49 EST Chocolate -Hazelnut Banana Bread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x51000541 It's been a while since I tried a new CL recipe. I made this to bring to Thanksgiving dinner at my mom's house. (She subscribes to CL too & suggested that I pick a quick bread from the October issue - This recipe has chocolate - SOLD!) <BR> <BR> Here's the link: <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/chocolate-h<BR>azelnut-banana-bread-50400000123581/ </link> <BR> <BR> Overall, a pretty good banana bread - but it's hard to be a good judge of food on Thanksgiving, when you've already eaten so... Wed, 28 Nov 2012 11:31:15 EST Crispy Chicken Parmesan w/Simple Tomato Sauce http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24612x612x50957844 From America's Test Kitchen <BR> America's Test Kitchen offers great tasting recipes, but rarely take nutrition or calorie counts into consideration (though they did come out with a 'Healthy Family Cookbook' in the last couple of years.) This is one of their rare "lighter" recipes. <BR> <BR> Recipe: <link>www.americastestkitchen.com/recipes/<BR>detail.php?docid=7923 </link> <BR> You may have to be a member to access the recipe.. If that's the case, you can also access a copy in my Spark... Sun, 25 Nov 2012 10:29:11 EST Toasted Coconut Chocolate Cookies - April 2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x50789716 http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/toasted-co<BR>conut-chocolate-chunk-cookies-10000001<BR>973633/ <BR> <BR> It was ok, i used margarine and chocolate chips. The cookies got a bit spread out and needed to solidify more on the cookie sheet. <BR> <BR> I wouldn't make it again, doesn't make a ton. Sun, 11 Nov 2012 22:52:22 EST Creamy Barley Tomatoes and Kale http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24612x612x50730432 Found this in Real Simple and was nervous due to the calorie count being 600 per serving... Till i realized they said this thing was 4 servings... WOAH! We made 8 servings, used a ton of kale (hello super food) and since i only have 3/4 cup of white wine, used water for the rest! <BR> <BR> Another spark reader entered it - almost as written <BR> http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-de<BR>tail.asp?recipe=895337 <BR> <BR> Or the real recipe is here <BR> http://www.realsimple.com/food-recipe... Wed, 7 Nov 2012 12:18:04 EST Banana Oatmeal Bread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x50693504 Banana Oatmeal Bread <BR> http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/banana-o<BR>atmeal-bread-10000000222215/ <BR> <BR> Followed some of the other suggestions of making it into muffins!! <BR> <BR> Loved these! Sun, 4 Nov 2012 22:58:44 EST Acorn Squash Fried (Baked) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24612x612x50536036 I didn't travel far to find this recipe - It's here on SparkPeople. <BR> <BR> <link>recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai<BR>l.asp?recipe=433258 </link> <BR> <BR> I've never cooked acorn squash before, and then, last week, someone gave one to me. I found this by doing a search for "acorn squash" in spark recipes. <BR> It was easy to make - My only difficulty was in peeling the squash, which has such deep ridges. I ended up only peeling the skin the was easy to reach, and just baking th... Wed, 24 Oct 2012 18:52:33 EST Spicy Shrimp Fried Rice http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24612x612x50529005 from the Skinnytaste Website <BR> recipe: <link>www.skinnytaste.com/2009/06/spicy-sh<BR>rimp-fried-rice.html </link> <BR> <BR> This became a quick favorite, though it was a bit of a challenge for me. I'm not a 'little of this, little of that' kind of cook.. I really need a recipe to follow. And the first step of this one is to season your shrimp in a bowl with 6 different spices.. in whatever proportions you choose.. (sigh) Gina (the site's author) just shakes them on. Twice I made... Wed, 24 Oct 2012 09:26:14 EST Huevos Rancheros http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24612x612x50481703 From the Skinnytaste.com website <BR> Recipe: <link>www.skinnytaste.com/2011/04/huevos-r<BR>ancheros.html </link> <BR> <BR> This is one of my husband's favorite breakfasts. I swapped the tortilla for some pita because <BR> he wanted something he could cut with a knife instead of break apart...but you can customize however you like. A definite keeper for us. <BR> Sun, 21 Oct 2012 08:36:51 EST Rosemary Rosted Almonds - Sept 2009 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x50451039 http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/rosemary-r<BR>oasted-almonds-10000001918491/ <BR> <BR> Meh. <BR> <BR> Kinda tasteless... sad. <BR> <BR> Thu, 18 Oct 2012 20:41:29 EST Honey Glazed Almonds - Nov 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x50438908 Honey Glazed Almonds - Nov 2011 <BR> <BR> http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/honey-gl<BR>azed-almonds-50400000116708/ <BR> <BR> One of the more simpler nut recipes i've made - well not easier than glazed walnuts in the crockpot... <BR> <BR> I didn't have chipotle chili poweder - so i put in a full teaspoon of chili powder - no heat, but interesting flavor. <BR> <BR> Quick and easy recipe - enjoy! Wed, 17 Oct 2012 23:53:24 EST AHA Black Bean Tortilla Casserole http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24612x612x50312828 I first saw this recipe for "Black Bean Tortilla Casserole" in my American Heart Association One Dish Meals cookbook. (Great cookbook, btw. It's full of fast, easy recipes that incorporate proteins and veggies in one dish. As a bonus, there's usually less clean up). <BR> <BR> AHA now has the recipe posted on the web: <BR> <link>www.heart.org/HEARTORG/General/Black<BR>-Bean-Tortilla-Casserole_UCM_307758_Re<BR>cipe.jsp </link> <BR> <BR> We make this all the time. It can literally be t... Tue, 9 Oct 2012 11:27:50 EST Balsamic -Dressed Roasted Beets http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x50224267 This is the first time that I've ever cooked fresh beets, and I thought it turned out well. I had forgotten how much I liked beets as a kid. <BR> <BR> Here's the recipe: <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/balsamic-dr<BR>essed-roasted-beets-10000001120280/ </link> <BR> <BR> The recipe was easy to follow. I wore latex gloves when I peeled these, to keep from staining my hands. <BR> I could not find anise in the star form as the store, so I just added some anise seed & left it in the d... Wed, 3 Oct 2012 11:37:16 EST Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies - Dec 2008 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x50167170 Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies <BR> http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/chocolat<BR>e-peanut-butter-cookies-10000001860055/ <BR> <BR> Turned out great, and easy to make. <BR> I used egg whites from the box, and followed the 12 minutes time frame (i am at alititude so they stayed chewy so far) Sun, 30 Sep 2012 01:00:24 EST Italian Sausage Hoagies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16808x612x50161573 from CL Oct 2012 <BR> <BR> recipe: <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/italian-sau<BR>sage-hoagies-50400000123559/ </link> <BR> <BR> Made this for lunch today.. added mushrooms to the the mix, but otherwise made as directed. Burned my hoagie roll so ended out having it on a whole wheat burger bun, but was still pretty good. Could also be served over pasta or rice if a sandwich isn't what you have a yen for. Cooks quickly.. with organization, about 20 minutes from first chop to first bit... Sat, 29 Sep 2012 14:15:58 EST Spicy Honey-Brushed Chicken Thighs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x50135300 from CL March 2007 <BR> <BR> recipe: <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/spicy-honey<BR>-brushed-chicken-thighs-10000001591042<BR>/#reviewForm </link> <BR> video: <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/quick-and-easy/din<BR>ner-tonight/how-to-cook-spicy-honey-br<BR>ushed-chicken-thighs-10000001726289/ </link> <BR> <BR> Now that the weather is turning I'm finding myself more interested in cooking again... even if we did cook this one outside on the grill instead of the oven. :) <BR> <BR... Thu, 27 Sep 2012 16:30:03 EST Eggplant Parmesan - Sept 2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x50084337 I found myself with some eggplant this weekend, and I made this Eggplant Parmesan: <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/eggplant-pa<BR>rmesan-10000002011044/ </link> <BR> <BR> I've made this before (I remember being annoyed that it calls for 16 oz of ricotta, when the store only carries 15 oz containers or 2 & 3 lb containers) - and it's still good. <BR> <BR> It's a time consuming recipe - and not any less so, since I decided to make my own tomato sauce - but it's tasty, filling and heav... Mon, 24 Sep 2012 11:48:46 EST Herbed Cheese Pizza - Sept 2009 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x49836669 I've been thinking about pizza recently, but my regular crust recipe had a lot more calories than I had suspected - so I turned to my trusty Cooking Light archive. <BR> This pizza was easy to make, and the dough for the crust comes together pretty quickly. There is some rising time (45 + 20 minutes) but I used the time to prep other ingredients and wash some dishes. <BR> Each serving is an individual 6" pie, and it's a nicely filling portion... but I guess it should be for 500 calories. <BR>... Sat, 8 Sep 2012 23:26:57 EST Crunchy Chickpeas - Sept 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16808x612x49706995 http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/crunchy-ch<BR>ickpeas-50400000122937/ <BR> <BR> End result - not bad - but i did a whole teaspoon of cayene - and no heat. (and i forgot the garlic) <BR> And the time it takes to get those darn things peeled - the instruction of just rolling is a towel is a load of hooie! A friend mentioned that you just soak them for a while and use your hands to roll them around and them them off... not sure i'm that interested in doing it again! <BR> <BR> All in all it wa... Fri, 31 Aug 2012 10:32:41 EST Coconut- ranberry Muffins - January 2005 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x49676818 http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/coconut-cr<BR>anberry-muffins-10000001011297/ <BR> <BR> Coconut-Cranberry Muffins <BR> <BR> I have a big old bag of dried cranberries (thanks costco) that i use to make dog treats for the pups and decided to see what else i could make for the big people in the house! <BR> <BR> This was great! Some people say the zest is too much, but since i freeze my zest cause i never have a lemon on hand when i need it - that might have made the diff. <BR> <BR> I also sc... Wed, 29 Aug 2012 10:27:20 EST Tomato, Squash & Red Pepper Gratin - Aug 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16808x612x49541033 <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/tomato-squa<BR>sh-pepper-gratin-50400000122481/ </link> <BR> <BR> This was tasty and light. It wasn't very filling, but it's only 235 calories, so I would recommend making it with a protein. (Piece of chicken, or fish). <BR> The egg/cheese/milk mixture added a nice taste, though I was hoping that the gruyere would be more obvious... but again, it's only 235 calories. For more calories, there could have been more cheese. <BR> <BR> Overall, it used a lot o... Mon, 20 Aug 2012 10:07:52 EST Lemon-Basil Risotto with Tomato Topping - May 2004 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x49438343 Here's another pressure cooker recipe. This time, I was using up tomatoes & basil from the garden. <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/lemon-basil<BR>-risotto-with-tomato-topping-100000006<BR>30139/ </link> <BR> I'm becoming a big fan of risotto in the pressure cooker. It's so fast and easy compared to continually stirring a big pot of rice on the stove. <BR> This was a smooth, creamy & cheesy risotto, with a lemony-citrus flavor. I thought the tomato topping made the perfect complemen... Mon, 13 Aug 2012 11:13:01 EST Moroccan Summer Vegetable & Sausage Stew http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x49438147 I was looking for a recipe to use eggplant & squash when I found this. As a bonus it also calls for fresh thyme (mine is taking over my planter box), and it's all made in a pressure cooker. I've been on the lookout for pressure cooker recipes since I got one a couple of Christmases past. <BR> <BR> Here's the recipe link: <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/moroccan-su<BR>mmer-vegetable-sausage-stew-1000000063<BR>0145/ </link> <BR> This was tasty & very filling with the squash and cousc... Mon, 13 Aug 2012 11:01:26 EST Pasta with Roasted Tomatoes and Garlic http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16808x612x49437509 <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/pasta-roast<BR>ed-tomatoes-50400000122474/ </link> <BR> <BR> Very easy and yummy! I roasted the tomatoes in my toaster oven. Mon, 13 Aug 2012 10:21:28 EST Potato and Vegetable Salad with Mustard Ranch http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16808x612x49437460 <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/potato-vege<BR>table-salad-50400000122460/ </link> <BR> <BR> This was fabulous! It had a tangy, herbal flavor. I used fat-free yogurt instead of 2% and it was very low in fat and calories. Mon, 13 Aug 2012 10:18:06 EST Chocolate Chunk Bread Pudding. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x48986951 from Cooking Light Jan 2003 <BR> link: <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/chocolate-c<BR>hunk-bread-puddings-10000000421669/ </link> <BR> <BR> Yum. Yum. And again.. YUM. This has gone directly in the keeper file. I found a dark chocolate version on the Skinnytaste.com site.. and the author mentioned that she'd based it on a Cooking Light recipe.. so I hunted it up. Having tried both I can say that while both were very good, I prefer the Cooking Light version -- but then I'm not a big dark... Sun, 15 Jul 2012 00:16:24 EST Spicy Asian Noodles with Chicken http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x48986828 according to the CL site, this is from Cooking Light Gluten-Free Cookbook, Oxmoor House 2011 <BR> <BR> link: <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/spicy-asian<BR>-noodles-50400000117300/ </link> <BR> <BR> This was ok, though I somehow missed the part about this being a cold dinner rather than a heated one, and wasn't quite in the right mindset. I did like it quite a bit better the next day for lunch.. and I can't say if that's because the flavors had melded better, or if it's just that I was... Sun, 15 Jul 2012 00:03:38 EST Marinated Grilled Chicken Legs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x48986614 from Cooking Light, JUNE 2005 <BR> link: <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/marinated-g<BR>rilled-chicken-legs-10000001065524/ </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> These were ok. We liked them well enough, but not enough to make again. I actually made them twice, but the first time forgot to skin the chicken.. and since I removed the skin before eating I thought maybe that's where the flavor went. Not so. Second time.. still not much flavor. Maybe if I marinated longer than the recommended 2 hours t... Sat, 14 Jul 2012 23:46:24 EST Lemon-Earl Gray Squares - June 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x48853409 I didn't actually make these. My husband made them while I was in Boston, so we could have dessert when I got home. (Isn't that sweet). <BR> My husband cooks, but he doesn't bake (I think this was the first time he ever used our pastry blender) - and if he says they're easy to make, then I'm obliged to believe him. <BR> Here's the link: <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/lemon-earl-<BR>grey-squares-50400000121369/ </link> <BR> <BR> They were so good that we made them again for a 4th o... Fri, 6 Jul 2012 10:20:58 EST Bourbon Baked Beans - June 2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x48781467 Bourbon Baked Beans - June 2010 <BR> http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/bourbon-<BR>baked-beans-10000001988582/ <BR> <BR> A friend made these for me over a year ago and i had been threatening to do it myself since. Finally i had a party to attend and knew these were the beans to make. I followed the recipe mostly - using stone ground mustard, but then needing to not be tied to an oven, i tossed them in a crock pot to finish at about the 3rd hour! <BR> <BR> I had another party this weekend - an... Sun, 1 Jul 2012 20:16:35 EST Summer Veggie Rice Bowl http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16808x612x48694514 I just made this for my lunch this week, and so far I love it. <BR> <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/summer-vegg<BR>ie-rice-bowl-50400000122094/ </link> <BR> <BR> At first, I was hesitant to try this because of the high fat content, but figured it was partly because of the pine nuts which I didn't have on hand anyway. So, I just left them out. I also cut back the olive oil by about half a tablespoon. I was glad to have most of the other ingredients on hand. Even the string beans... Tue, 26 Jun 2012 00:54:08 EST Batch Cooking Ideas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x612x48686943 Hello! Do you have any favorite recipes or suggestions for batch cooking for lunches during the week? I'm trying to plan better by making big batches of *something* on Sundays so I can have lunch ready for the week. Let me know if you have any ideas! <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> Susan <BR> Mon, 25 Jun 2012 15:01:40 EST Chocolate- -Chocolate Chip Muffins May 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x48512661 I made these and the Coffee Chocolate Chip Muffins for a work brunch. These were more of a hit with the people at work. I liked them too, but they felt more like dessert than breakfast to me. (What is the difference between a chocolate muffin and a chocolate cupcake anyway? Chocolate chips? Icing? meh.) <BR> <BR> I'll put these in the, "chocolaty dessert that isn't sticky & doesn't quite cause chocolate overload" file - ok, so I don't have a file like that - but I can start one. <BR> ... Wed, 13 Jun 2012 19:06:03 EST Chocolate Chip-Coffee Muffins Jan 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x48512621 I made these for a brunch meeting at work. They were easy to make, and my husband thought they were tasty (he nabbed one last night), but the work crowd preferred the Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffins. <BR> <BR> They were seriously easy though - and even though I'm mainly a tea drinker, I like the taste. <BR> This will go in the "Easy to whip up, with on-hand ingredients, breakfast food" file. (Yes, I have a file like that; Doesn't everyone?) <BR> <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> <link>www.myrecip... Wed, 13 Jun 2012 19:02:49 EST Herb-orange Pork Tenderloin http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x48462129 My fiancé and I loved this! I thought the orange flavor was sort of eclipsed by the spice rub, so I'm going to try marinating the tenderloin in orange juice for a bit first next time. It has a sort of Mexican Christmas flavor profile. <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/herb-orange<BR>-pork-tenderloin-10000000355545/ </link> Sun, 10 Jun 2012 16:15:40 EST Chicken with Rosemary Sauce http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x48452457 from CL April 2002 <BR> <BR> recipe: <BR> http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/chicken-<BR>with-rosemary-sauce-10000000491533/ <BR> <BR> On my own tonight, was looking for something simple that would use the rosemary growing on my window sill so thought I'd give this a try... the reviews were mixed, so I was hoping if I followed some of the reviewers' suggestions I might make a hit of it.. <BR> <BR> .. but no. Not horrible, just not a hit. I removed the chicken from the pan when it was do... Sat, 9 Jun 2012 21:25:40 EST Cabbage Slaw with Tangy Mustard Seed Dressing http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16808x612x48367759 I made this recipe for a barbecue on Sunday. <BR> <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/cabbage-sla<BR>w-tangy-mustard-dressing-50400000121361/ </link> <BR> <BR> Very fast & easy to throw together. Usually, I would shred the cabbage & carrots myself, but I was running very short on time so I bough pre-cut as suggested. <BR> I'm not a fan of mayonnaise, but since this recipe has none, it's right up my alley as far as a cabbage slaw. I added the whole jalapeno, (mostly because I forgot ... Mon, 4 Jun 2012 10:39:32 EST Breakfast Sausage Casserole http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x48244378 from CL Oct 2005 <BR> <BR> recipe: <BR> http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/breakfas<BR>t-sausage-casserole-10000001108260/ <BR> <BR> This goes in the 'Keeper' file.. and also the 'Good Enough for Company' file. I used a hot italian turkey sausage in place of the plain, and was glad for it.. think it would have been bland if I hadn't. I cut the recipe in half since I was only cooking for two, but it still needed the full cooking time (65 min) to set and brown properly. <BR> <BR> Very easy ... Sun, 27 May 2012 00:01:34 EST Tandoori Chicken Thighs - May 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x48165647 I love tandoori chicken. Imagine my delight when Cooking Light included tandoori chicken recipes in both the May and June issues this year. I tried the May version, because I already had the page dog-eared when my June issue arrived, and the May recipe looks easier. <BR> <BR> I was not disappointed. This recipe was *extremely* easy to throw together. The taste (while not as good as the Indian restaurant in my neighborhood) was very good. <BR> <BR> Recipe Link: <BR> <link>www.myrecipe... Mon, 21 May 2012 10:48:08 EST Stir-Fried Shrimp with Spicy Orange Sauce http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x48141005 from CL August 2007 <BR> <BR> recipe: <BR> http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/stir-fri<BR>ed-shrimp-with-spicy-orange-sauce-1000<BR>0001646432/ <BR> <BR> video: <BR> http://www.myrecipes.com/quick-and-easy/<BR>dinner-tonight/how-to-cook-stir-fried-<BR>shrimp-with-spicy-orange-sauce-1000000<BR>1857209/ <BR> <BR> This was good.. a definite add-in for our rotation. I cut the 2Tbls of oil to 2 teaspoons without any problem (just not needed in a non-stick pan). I also cut back slightly on the ch... Sat, 19 May 2012 14:25:19 EST Roasted Green Beans http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16808x612x48061489 These beans were included as an item to be served with the Seared Scallops & Herb Butter Sauce. I'm a sucker for any recommended sides, so I tried it. <BR> <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/roasted-gre<BR>en-beans-50400000121414/ </link> <BR> <BR> I couldn't find wax beans - but honestly, I didn't look too hard. I haven't had them since I was a kid, but I don't remember liking them very much. I just doubled the green beans aka haricots verts (because we're suddenly French? What's u... Mon, 14 May 2012 11:33:56 EST Seared Scallops & Herb Butter Sauce http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16808x612x48059965 I just got my June 2012 issue in the mail this weekend, and I made the first recipe that spoke to me.... besides, it called for 3 fresh herbs, which happen to be the only herbs that survived winter in my garden (chives, thyme & parsley). <BR> Here's the recipe: <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/seared-scal<BR>lops-herb-butter-sauce-50400000121413/ </link> <BR> Easy & good & since I had most of the ingredients on hand (except for the scallops), I'll probably make this again. Mon, 14 May 2012 10:11:57 EST Lemon Pepper Shrimp Scampi - March 2009 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x47987245 I confess - I haven't been making too many Cooking Light recipes lately. In fact, I didn't even make the shrimp scampi - my husband did - , but I'm going to review it anyway, because it was pretty darned good. <BR> <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/lemon-peppe<BR>r-shrimp-scampi-10000001880014/ </link> <BR> <BR> I recently got the pasta attachment for my kitchen aide mixer, so instead of making this as an orzo, we had the shrimp over freshly made fettuccine. The shrimp & the sauce w... Wed, 9 May 2012 09:52:06 EST Baked Potato Soup - October 2002 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x47611324 <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/baked-potat<BR>o-soup-10000000357537/ </link> <BR> <BR> I'm kind of torn about this soup, as I sit here eating leftovers for lunch It was easy to make, that's for sure, and it does taste like a loaded baked potato, but I think I would consider switching up the ingredients a bit. Maybe with less flour and less sour cream, and add some broccoli? Overall, the flavor is good. I'm just not in love with it. Maybe it just seems too rich for me. <BR> <BR> On t... Mon, 16 Apr 2012 15:26:20 EST Pork Chops Marsala - April 2007 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x47477181 recipe: <BR> http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/pork-cho<BR>ps-marsala-10000001599630/ <BR> <BR> video: <BR> http://www.myrecipes.com/quick-and-easy/<BR>dinner-tonight/how-to-cook-pork-chops-<BR>marsala-10000001825264/ <BR> <BR> A keeper.. I liked hit, DH loved it. Video says it can be ready in about 20 minutes.. I wasn't quite that organized.. but then I rarely am the first time through. Took me closer to 30. Doubled the garlic but otherwise made as directed. Next time I may lightly sa... Sun, 8 Apr 2012 00:32:34 EST Hoisin Barbecued Chickan - Jan 2001 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x47458067 <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/hoisin-barb<BR>ecued-chicken-10000000226241/ </link> <BR> <BR> This was good, if (maybe) a little sweet. Will make a few changes next time. First, the overnight marinade isn't necessary - it doesn't add much to the overall flavor. With that change, there's no need to double the sauce as several reviewers recommended, since you won't be dumping half of it after marinading. Will definitely add more garlic.. and haven't decided yet if we want to reduce th... Fri, 6 Apr 2012 16:05:46 EST Diner Meatloaf Muffins - March 2006 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x47457968 <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/diner-meat-<BR>loaf-muffins-10000001160601/ </link> <BR> <BR> These were.. just ok. I really like the idea of easy automatic portion control, and even having automatic half-portions (since two muffins make one servings) for a snack or a part of a lunch. This recipe though.. just so-so. Not horrible, not great. The 'muffins' were a bit mushy in the middle, may have benefited from a longer baking time.. and the ketchup top was also softer than ex... Fri, 6 Apr 2012 15:57:10 EST Sesame-chili chicken - June 2005 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x47216975 http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/sesame-chi<BR>le-chicken-with-gingered-watermelon-sa<BR>lsa-10000001065509/ <BR> <BR> Sesame-chili chicken <BR> <BR> I've made this recipe a couple times - it's quick and versatile. <BR> You can marinade for an hour or for over night! <BR> I like the pound my chicken thin first, so it cooks evenly on the grill <BR> <BR> I make a second batch of the marinade for dipping! Thu, 22 Mar 2012 22:02:50 EST Cajun Quiche in a Rice Crust - Jan 2006 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x47166064 Cajun Quiche in a Rice Crust - Jan 2006 <BR> http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/cajun-qu<BR>iche-a-rice-crust-10000001142014/ <BR> <BR> I've been holding onto this ditty for a while and i finally had left over rice from thai take out - which the funny thing was, i usually make fried rice and hubby was kind of distraught that i wasn't making it - so i ended up making additional rice and chilling it since i got the special "egg substitute" <BR> <BR> I used hot link vs the andouille sausage and s... Mon, 19 Mar 2012 20:09:44 EST Overnight Honey-Almond Multigrain Cereal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x47141143 from CL January 2010 <BR> <BR> recipe: <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/overnight-h<BR>oney-almond-multigrain-cereal-10000001<BR>949685/ </link> <BR> <BR> I didn't like oatmeal as a kid and haven't had it since.. but I didn't like cottage cheese then either, and recently discovered a love for the stuff.. so I figured I'd give it a try. With that said, I'm obviously not a connoisseur.. but I (and DH) did like this recipe quite a lot. <BR> <BR> I liked the texture and the flavor... Sun, 18 Mar 2012 13:33:50 EST Baked Feta with Kale Pesto - Feb 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x47012712 Baked Feta with Kale Pesto - Feb 2012 <BR> <BR> Another winner - i'm back on a streak! <BR> <BR> http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/baked-fe<BR>ta-with-kale-pesto-on-baguette-193471/ <BR> <BR> This is a great recipe - wonderful flavors! <BR> I used lite crumbled feta, and not as much as indicated, i used a little less of the pine nuts. <BR> I also added salt, pepper and red pepper flakes. <BR> <BR> Wonderful taste - great fancy looking appetizer. Sat, 10 Mar 2012 22:46:14 EST Beef, Cheese and Noodle Bake http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x46943826 from CL Jan 2006 <BR> recipe: <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/beef-cheese<BR>-noodle-bake-10000001141964/ </link> <BR> video: <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/quick-and-easy/din<BR>ner-tonight/how-to-cook-beef-cheese-no<BR>odle-bake-10000001839271/ </link> <BR> <BR> A decent enough starter recipe, but probably not one I'll make again. I happened to come across the Cracker Barrel cheese the recipe recommends, but won't use it again -- Cabot (even the reduced fat) has much more flavor.... Tue, 6 Mar 2012 21:34:31 EST Chicken Caciatore http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x46943645 from CL Oct 2009 <BR> recipe: <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/chicken-cac<BR>ciatore-10000001924676/ </link> <BR> video: <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/quick-and-easy/din<BR>ner-tonight/how-to-cook-chicken-caccia<BR>tore-10000001958426/ </link> <BR> <BR> Another quick and easy... about half hour from prep to table. Remembered a little late that aside from a crispy parmesan, the marriage of tomato sauce and chicken is not really my favorite thing -- but that's personal preference. ... Tue, 6 Mar 2012 21:23:51 EST All-American Meat Loaf http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16808x612x46916098 I finally made a recipe from the March issue of Cooking Light. <em>224</em> <BR> I was drawn to the meat loaf feature, and I tried the "All-American Meat Loaf." Here's a link to the recipe: <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/all-america<BR>n-meat-loaf-50400000119678/ </link> <BR> <BR> It was easy enough to make - It was, after all, a meatloaf. I liked the addition of the cheese. It was very moist/juicy. I might like my meatloaf a little less so - may even a little toasty on top, b... Mon, 5 Mar 2012 12:15:41 EST Spicy Moroccan Chickpeas - Nov 2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x46907015 http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/spicy-moro<BR>ccan-chickpeas-50400000107537/ <BR> <BR> Spicy Moroccan Chickpeas - November 2010 <BR> <BR> Winner winner chicken dinner!! This was great and amazing and wonderful!! <BR> The flavors were great - i went with the gram massala - not the whole red onion, and only a little apricot <BR> I used kale vs escerole <BR> <BR> The lemon was a little overwhelming, but still tasty - i would say to skip either the zest or the lemon if you aren't into that muc... Sun, 4 Mar 2012 22:25:16 EST Bacon-Corn Chowder with Shrimp - Aug 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x46906813 Bacon-Corn Chowder with Shrimp - August 2011 <BR> http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/bacon-co<BR>rn-chowder-shrimp-50400000114422/ <BR> <BR> Another bomb - like a super bomb, like a i could barely finish my bowl... how could corn and bacon and onion cooked in bacon grease be bad?? I have no idea, but it was such a disappointment! <BR> <BR> I was hoping for a great flavor it wasn't there. <BR> <BR> grumble... <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 4 Mar 2012 22:12:55 EST Black Bean Corn and Shrimp Salad - July 2005 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x46906507 http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/black-bean<BR>-corn-shrimp-salad-10000001072198/ <BR> <BR> I was so excited about this recipe! I love black beans and corn and shrimp - how could it not be good? <BR> <BR> Alas it was just anh. The shrimp - that was tasty. The rest... meh. <BR> Maybe it was the salsa i used? if you try it, use good stuff! <BR> <BR> Sun, 4 Mar 2012 21:56:05 EST Smoke Mozzarella Pepper Omelet Sandwiches - July05 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x46897604 http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/smoked-moz<BR>zarella-spinach-pepper-omelet-sandwich<BR>es-10000001072189/ <BR> <BR> Smoked Mozzarella Spinach Pepper Omelet Sandwiches <BR> <BR> So i really can't say i made the recipe anywhere near what it said to do or what it called for, but all in all the hubby and i found it bland. <BR> <BR> I did baby peppers, and some onion, as well as adding in some ham. <BR> I ended up making it just like the mushroom frittata and used pepper jack cheese in the ome... Sun, 4 Mar 2012 12:09:51 EST Fetuccine Alfredo with Bacon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x46895472 from CL January 2010 <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/fettuccine-<BR>alfredo-with-bacon-10000001949744/ </link> <BR> <BR> Easy to make, but won't again. Flavor's not bad.. the applewood-smoked bacon especially was very nice.. but the sauce was grainy and gummy. There are better recipes out there.. Sun, 4 Mar 2012 09:57:05 EST Bacon and Butternut Squash Pasta (Jan. 2012) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x46869753 To. die. for. Soooo creamy, hard to believe it's a CL recipe! We cut the kale in half, since we're not hot on kale, and it worked nicely. We also substituted sour cream since we couldn't find creme fraiche at Safeway. Big thumbs up! <BR> <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/black-bean-<BR>cheese-enchiladas-50400000115829/ </link> Fri, 2 Mar 2012 16:27:44 EST Black Bean Enchiladas (Sept. 2011) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x46869691 We tried this one the other night - YUM! Does take some time - hubby (who is the cook) made the sauce ahead of time, which made the meal prep the night of quicker. He pronounced it "the first veggie dish I've had that doesn't taste gluey," LOL! <BR> <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/black-bean-<BR>cheese-enchiladas-50400000115829/ </link> Fri, 2 Mar 2012 16:23:16 EST Beef Pot Roast & Gravy - Sept 2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x46801154 I finally dusted off my stack of Cooking Light mags (and my pressure cooker) and made this Beef Pot Roast & Gravy: <BR> <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/beef-pot-ro<BR>ast-gravy-10000002011031/ </link> <BR> <BR> My husband really liked this - especially the gravy. Though the gravy did turn out a bit thick - maybe less flour next time, or less time reducing (I stopped at about 13 minutes). <BR> Oh... and I'd love to say that I made the beef stock, but I didn't. I used bullion to mak... Mon, 27 Feb 2012 20:18:53 EST Breaded Pork Cutlets http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x46791264 from CL October 2001 <BR> recipe: <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/breaded-por<BR>k-cutlets-10000000701098/ </link> <BR> video: <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/quick-and-easy/din<BR>ner-tonight/how-to-cook-breaded-pork-c<BR>utlets-10000001697307/ </link> <BR> <BR> I had thin pork chops to use up, and this recipe fit the bill. A nice, solid chop recipe - not out of this world great but still good enough to make again. Served with applesauce, mashed potatoes and beans, and made a nic... Mon, 27 Feb 2012 09:56:01 EST Baked Pasta with Sausage, Tomatoes and Cheese http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x46790853 from CL November 2002 <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/baked-pasta<BR>-with-sausage-tomatoes-cheese-10000000<BR>549971/ </link> <BR> <BR> Made this early last week, but didn't have time to review. It was YUMMY. So much so, we're having it again tonight. I substituted whole grain penne for the ziti and added extra garlic, but otherwise made it as written.. and will continue to do so. This is not a 'saucy' pasta.. after reading the reviews, I almost added a small can of sauce when ... Mon, 27 Feb 2012 09:34:28 EST White Bean Chili and Hominy - December 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x46666601 White Bean Chili and Hominy - December 2011 <BR> http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/white-be<BR>an-hominy-chili-50400000117879/ <BR> <BR> This was a pretty good recipe and i got to use my dutch oven! Woot! <BR> Make sure to chop everything small! <BR> I updated the heat - 2 tablespoons vs 2 tsp and i added some habanero sauce at the end! <BR> I also used real meat chorizo sausage - mainly because i couldn't find the meatless! <BR> <BR> The chopping is what takes the longest. <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 19 Feb 2012 20:48:31 EST Mexican Chocolate Cookies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x46606710 from CL December 2007 <BR> <BR> recipe: <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/mexican-cho<BR>colate-cookies-10000001687654/ </link> <BR> <BR> I found this recipe after following the link in AMSHARK's Valentines Day Treat post. Realized I didn't have any dessert planned for the special day, so gave these a shot.. <BR> <BR> Wow, were these good! I've never had Mexican Hot Chocolate though I've wanted to try it for some time.. I'm betting these give a good hint what it must be like. Ver... Wed, 15 Feb 2012 21:49:14 EST Cheesy Meat Loaf Minis http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x46606443 from CL January 2011 <BR> <BR> recipe: <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/cheesy-meat<BR>-loaf-minis-50400000109591/ </link> <BR> video: <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/quick-and-easy/din<BR>ner-tonight/how-to-make-cheesy-meat-lo<BR>af-minis-00420000003462/ </link> <BR> <BR> Another for my growing Keeper file. Not really a 'special occasion' kind of recipe, but definitely good, and bumped up in my personal rating for the built-in portion control and the barely 15 minutes of hands-on ... Wed, 15 Feb 2012 21:34:20 EST Best Chocolate Recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16808x612x46562336 I liked the feature in the Jan/Feb issue of CL that used brackets to pit chocolate recipe against chocolate recipe to come up with a top recipe. The "sweet 16" are listed here: <BR> <link>www.cookinglight.com/food/top-rated-<BR>recipes/best-chocolate-recipes-0041200<BR>0073727/ </link> <BR> <BR> But, frankly, I'm shocked at how few of these recipes I've actually tried - just one (the chocolate marbled banana bread - I thought it was delicious, but my husband likes the plain banana bread... Mon, 13 Feb 2012 10:06:40 EST Valentine's Day Treats http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x612x46562269 We don't make too much of a big deal about Valentine's Day in my house, but I do like to use the holiday as an excuse to make a nice meal with a (most likely) chocolaty dessert. <BR> Cooking Light is usually my valentine's recipe source, and they seem to have good ideas again this year. <BR> <BR> <link>www.cookinglight.com/entertaining/ho<BR>lidays-occasions/celebrate-valentines-<BR>day-00412000073990/ </link> <BR> <BR> Is anyone else cooking something special for V-Day? <em>129</em> Mon, 13 Feb 2012 10:02:15 EST Quick Coq au Vin http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x46539127 from CL March 2002 <BR> <BR> recipe: <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/quick-coq-a<BR>u-vin-10000000451742/ </link> <BR> <BR> Made this last week, but wanted a second try before I reviewed it. Also wanted to get it out today, before ANOTHER WEEK GOES BY with no one reviewing anything! (Anybody out there??) <BR> <BR> This was really very nice, especially for just a half hour. The second time around I cut the chicken into bite sizes pieces, and then reduced the cook time for the meat ... Sat, 11 Feb 2012 20:31:54 EST Quick Salsa http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x46184097 from CL June 2001 <BR> <BR> recipe: <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/quick-salsa<BR>-10000000614038/ </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> Salsa is a fairly recent addition to my 'like' list.. so I'm only just beginning to get familiar with the unique flavors that various ingredients bring to the mix. I tried out two different salsa recipes today.. this one will go in the keeper file, even though it uses canned tomatoes. If you're in a crunch, this can be thrown together in about 5 minutes.. and i... Sun, 22 Jan 2012 22:08:28 EST Spaghetti with Sausage and Simple Tomato Sauce http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x46183952 from CL April 2010 <BR> <BR> video: <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/quick-and-easy/din<BR>ner-tonight/how-to-cook-spaghetti-with<BR>-sausage-simple-tomato-sauce-10000001974472/ </link> <BR> <BR> recipe: <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/spaghetti-w<BR>ith-sausage-simple-tomato-sauce-100000<BR>01973608/ </link> <BR> <BR> This was good. Not a 'special for company' kind of meal, but a solid week-day dinner to get on the table in about 1/2 hour. May try adding some mushrooms to the mix... Sun, 22 Jan 2012 21:59:35 EST Roasted Pork Tenderloin w/Dried Cranberry Sauce http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x46183738 from CL March 2005 <BR> <BR> recipe: <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/roasted-por<BR>k-tenderloin-medallions-with-dried-cra<BR>nberry-sauce-10000001031660/ </link> <BR> <BR> video: <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/quick-and-easy/din<BR>ner-tonight/how-to-cook-roasted-pork-t<BR>enderloin-medallions-with-dried-cranbe<BR>rry-sauce-10000001690384/ </link> <BR> <BR> This was a definite keeper. The sauce really makes the meal - a nice mix of tangy and sweet. DH thought it might have bee... Sun, 22 Jan 2012 21:48:30 EST Steak Tips with Peppered Mushroom Gravy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x46034181 from CL January 2010 <BR> recipe: <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/steak-tips-<BR>with-peppered-mushroom-gravy-100000019<BR>49742/ </link> <BR> video: <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/quick-and-easy/din<BR>ner-tonight/how-to-cook-steak-tips-wit<BR>h-peppered-mushroom-gravy-10000001954767/ </link> <BR> <BR> This was a hit.. so much so, that hubby took the time to tell me how happy he is that we're (we?) experimenting with all these new, healthy recipes. :) <BR> <BR> The sauce was ve... Sat, 14 Jan 2012 22:47:25 EST Spicy Orange Beef - January 2004 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x45967086 Spicy Orange Beef - January 2004 <BR> http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/spicy-or<BR>ange-beef-10000000577170/ <BR> <BR> I asked for and got a dutch oven for xmas -woohoo! Of course went cruising thru my cooking lights and found this ditty. <BR> Alas - my first foreh with the dutch oven was a bust. Didn't like this one at all - not enough heat, not enough orange flavor... <BR> <BR> Looking forward to other fun time with my new toy! Wed, 11 Jan 2012 11:14:43 EST Bacon Pierogi Bake - Dec. 2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16808x612x45901855 I've made this a few times now, and it's really easy and tasty. I usually have it with a salad so I don't eat more than one portion, because my family considers this more like a side dish, although I'm trying to change them :) I use minced garlic in a jar for convenience and skip the green onions since I never have them on hand. Anyway, this is easy to make if you happen to have the ingredients on hand, good for busy weeknights. <BR> <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/bacon-piero<BR>gi... Sun, 8 Jan 2012 13:56:19 EST Warm Cranberr y-Walnut Brie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x45829365 The last of our Holiday Appetizer recipe try-outs.. <BR> <BR> from CL Sept 2009 <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/warm-cranbe<BR>rry-walnut-brie-10000001918493/ </link> <BR> <BR> This disappeared almost as soon as I put it out. Honestly.. not even 15 minutes and it was gone. Very easy to make.. barely 5 minutes of hands-on time needed.. then it just needs to warm and soften in the oven for about 15 minutes. Served with low-sodium stone-ground whole wheat crackers. Wed, 4 Jan 2012 22:08:04 EST Caramelized Onion Spread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16808x612x45829193 from CL Dec 2011 <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/caramelized<BR>-onion-spread-50400000117752/ </link> <BR> <BR> This is a spread, not a dip.. and while it was good, it wasn't great. I let it sit overnight hoping the flavor would improved, tried it both chilled and at room temp. Again, not bad.. it was eaten.. but the consensus was that there are better recipes out there. Wed, 4 Jan 2012 22:00:53 EST Creamy Garlic-Herb Dip http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x45829002 from CL November 2009 <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/creamy-garl<BR>ic-herb-dip-10000001932662/ </link> <BR> <BR> Another keeper in the Dip category. REALLY good with raw veggies, but of course works with crackers too. As a bonus, you can throw this together in about 5 minutes. DH found the lemon too strong the first time I made it.. I liked it, but cut it back by 25% the next time around and we were both happy with it. Because we're garlic lovers, I usually double the garlic in... Wed, 4 Jan 2012 21:52:37 EST Caramelized Onion Dip http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x45828755 One of many CL recipes I tried out in the recent holiday season but didn't have a chance to post... <BR> <BR> from CL March 2004 <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/caramelized<BR>-onion-dip-10000000592344/ </link> <BR> <BR> This was delicious. Takes longer to properly caramelize the onions than the recipe calls for, and you do need to let it sit overnight for the flavors to meld.. but it's worth the wait. Has a strong, sweet caramelized onion flavor. Was asked to make it several time... Wed, 4 Jan 2012 21:41:58 EST Maple-Chile Popcorn - Oct 2006 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x45802474 I was almost certain that I had reviewed this recipe before, but I can't find the thread. <BR> <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/maple-chile<BR>-popcorn-10000001536785/ </link> <BR> <BR> This is another easy & tasty snack. This popcorn does pack some heat - which is kind of nice, because it keeps me from eating too much. I've made this twice to bring to a friend's house. It's a nice snack for game night, or a small gathering. It would be good for movies at home too. <BR> <BR> Th... Tue, 3 Jan 2012 18:31:52 EST Honey-Glazed Almonds - Nov 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x45802090 I made a batch of these "Honey-Glazed Almonds" to take to a neighbors house for a low key New Year's celebration this weekend. <BR> <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/honey-glaze<BR>d-almonds-50400000116708/ </link> <BR> <BR> As advertised the recipe was super-fast, and very delicious. I was expecting the taste to be a little spicier with the chipotle chile powder - I may be a little more heavy handed with this spice the next time to get a little more heat. <BR> ... but the flavor was... Tue, 3 Jan 2012 18:10:11 EST Brussels Sprouts & Carrots w/ Almonds - Sept 1999 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x45670216 <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/brussels-sp<BR>routs-carrots-with-almonds-10000000384<BR>780/ </link> <BR> <BR> I made this as a side for Christmas dinner. I thought it was excellent, and pretty easy to put together. It's a nice vegetarian alternative to all of those Brussels Sprouts with Bacon recipes (that I happen to love, but that my vegetarian sister would not really love). <BR> <BR> I think the addition of brown sugar, carrots & almonds (which is almost a full listing of the ingr... Tue, 27 Dec 2011 16:35:11 EST Tex-Mex Black Bean Dip - June 1998 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x45640449 Tex-Mex Black Bean Dip - June 1998 <BR> http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/tex-mex-<BR>black-bean-dip-10000000520064/ <BR> <BR> I was at my in-laws and needed to make a dip/hummus and they only had black beans! <BR> Cooking light to the rescue! <BR> <BR> This was great! I processed the whole thing instead of using a masher! I would definitely use "hot" salsa, double or tripple the chili powder, all some hot sauce <BR> <BR> Definitely a keeper and something to keep working with and on! Sat, 24 Dec 2011 23:48:09 EST Fall Apple Salad - Nov 2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x45337661 This is the 2nd side listed for Rosemary Lamb Chops. Like the sweet potatoes, this recipe doesn't have it's own page, or all of the nutrition detail you might want. (... of course, you can always use the recipe calculator in SparkPeople to get the details - I sometimes do that anyway to compare). <BR> <BR> You can view the Fall Apple Salad here: <link>www.cookinglight.com/food/everyday-m<BR>enus/quick-easy-beef-recipes-004000000<BR>57018/page26.html </link> <BR> <BR> The salad was DE... Fri, 2 Dec 2011 10:46:44 EST Maple-Hazelnut Sweet Potatoes - Nov 2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x45337573 These potatoes were listed as a side to the Rosemary Lamb Chops (and therefore, they don't have their own recipe page, or all of the nutrition details listed for most recipes). <BR> ... but you can view the recipe here: <BR> <link>www.cookinglight.com/food/everyday-m<BR>enus/quick-easy-beef-recipes-004000000<BR>57018/page26.html </link> <BR> <BR> These were very quick & easy to make. When my husband & I first looked at them, we thought the serving size looked small, but as part of the f... Fri, 2 Dec 2011 10:41:14 EST Rosemary Lamb Chops - Nov 2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x45337478 We actually made this dish several weeks ago. <BR> Here is the recipe link: <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/rosemary-la<BR>mb-chops-50400000107409/ </link> <BR> <BR> This was surprisingly quick and simple with a lot of flavor. Since there are only 2 of us & it serves four, we put half of the seasoned chops back in the refrigerator, and cooked them the next day. <BR> <BR> We also made accompanying sweet potatoes and salad suggested in the magazine. You can view both recipes here:... Fri, 2 Dec 2011 10:35:52 EST Chicken and Mushrooms in Garlic White Wine Sauce http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x45287933 from CL Nov 2006 <BR> <BR> Recipe: <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/chicken-mus<BR>hrooms-garlic-white-wine-sauce-1000000<BR>1545708/ </link> <BR> <BR> Video: <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/quick-and-easy/din<BR>ner-tonight/how-to-make-chicken-mushro<BR>oms-white-wine-sauce-00420000000416/ </link> <BR> <BR> Another quick and easy recipe, though I didn't quite make it on the table 'in under 25 minutes'. Maybe next time. Flavorful. Added extra garlic, and will add more mushrooms ... Tue, 29 Nov 2011 11:03:06 EST Bread Stuffing http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x45158752 From Cooking Light Nov 1995 <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/bread-stuff<BR>ing-10000000521453/ </link> <BR> <BR> It's that time of year.. when I continue my search for a bread stuffing my mother will eat that the rest of the family won't shun. This might be it.. a bread stuffing that's not bland.. simple, but not bland. My spice-avoiding mother might actually like this one! <BR> <BR> I have to note though, I found the recipe to make 6 1/2-cup servings rather than the 5 the rec... Sat, 19 Nov 2011 18:07:52 EST Whole Wheat, Oatmeal and Raisin Muffins http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x45110886 from Cooking Light January 2006 <BR> <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/whole-wheat<BR>-oatmeal-raisin-muffins-10000001142029/ </link> <BR> <BR> These were delicious.. Made them for the first time this morning, and they're already fast on their way to becoming a staple in our house. I made as directed, and have no complaints, or anything I'd particularly want to change. Maybe try it will just a little less sugar next time, though that's just personal preference. I'll freeze a few to... Wed, 16 Nov 2011 13:13:42 EST Mushroom and Provolone Patty Melt http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x45103088 from Cooking Light October 2010 <BR> <BR> recipe: <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/mushroom-pr<BR>ovolone-patty-melts-10000002012768/ </link> <BR> video: <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/quick-and-easy/din<BR>ner-tonight/how-to-make-mushroom-patty<BR>-melts-00420000001681/ </link> <BR> <BR> Good. Not over the top great, but definitely good, and a nice alternative to the typical restaurant version dripping with fat. Now that I've watched the video, I think I didn't use enough beer i... Wed, 16 Nov 2011 00:34:01 EST Chicken and Cashews http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x45082174 from CL May 2009 <BR> recipe: <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/chicken-cas<BR>hews-10000001891929/ </link> <BR> <BR> video: <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/quick-and-easy/din<BR>ner-tonight/how-to-cook-chicken-cashew<BR>s-10000001894656/ </link> <BR> <BR> This was good.. I've made it two nights in a row now, in part because I only THOUGHT I had cashews in the house last night. Had to go with peanuts instead, and it was still good, but having tried both now, I'd say the cashews blend... Mon, 14 Nov 2011 20:09:21 EST Chicken Cordon Bleu - December 2005 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x44979930 Man, thought i had posted this ages ago... I know I harassed other when talking about rolling chicken... <BR> <BR> but here it is: <BR> http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/chicken-<BR>cordon-bleu-10000001134074/ <BR> <BR> Cooking last night again for the hubby! We love it! I usually substitute deli/packaged ham for the fancy prosciutto, only do the costco packaged chicken, so usually only 2 breasts, sometimes 3 if it's one of the sneaky packages! <BR> I've also done it with tenders when i bough... Tue, 8 Nov 2011 10:38:59 EST Spiced Pumpkin Biscuits - Nov 2008 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x44961645 I made these last night to take to work this morning. <BR> <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/spiced-pump<BR>kin-biscuits-10000001853975/ </link> <BR> <BR> They were better last night, when they were warm, but they're still pretty tasty today. <BR> The reviews on the web page were right, the dough is pretty sticky, but I felt fairly warned, and I think I used enough flour on my rolling mat and hands to deal with the stickiness. <BR> <BR> My yield did not match the recipe at all. The ... Mon, 7 Nov 2011 10:25:59 EST Meaty Calzones http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x44953482 from Cooking Light Superfast Suppers, published by Oxmoor House 2003 <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/meaty-calzo<BR>nes-10000001896269/ </link> <BR> <BR> This was.. worth another try. I made as directed.. but Italian seasoning on it's own to flavor the filling just didn't do it for me. The spices need some work, and next time I think I'll try a more flavorful cheddar instead of the milder mozzarella I used this time. But it was prepped, cooked and on the table in about 20 minute... Sun, 6 Nov 2011 20:30:50 EST Garlic Chicken Pizza http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x44939913 from CL November 2002 <BR> <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/garlic-chic<BR>ken-pizza-10000000522198/ </link> <BR> <BR> This was good. Not spectacular, but good. I'll keep it around as a "quick and easy" dinner alternative... 20-25 minutes tops, and 15 of that is baking time. I adjusted the recipe to make a small individual pizza instead of the larger crust. I'm not a fan of mustard so I only used half the amount.. next time I'll skip it completely. Worked well on a whole wheat cr... Sat, 5 Nov 2011 22:56:00 EST Mexican Rice - Sept 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x44899881 <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/mexican-ric<BR>e-50400000115174/#reviewForm </link> <BR> <BR> We made this rice as a side the other night. It's an extremely easy way to add some extra flavor, and a little serving of veggies to your rice. <BR> <BR> I marked this as a "good, solid recipe." We made it with fresh peppers and tomatoes, but I'm thinking it would also work with diced, canned tomatoes, and diced, frozen peppers, if that's what you have on hand. Thu, 3 Nov 2011 09:57:28 EST Sour Cream Coffeecake Muffins - May 2006 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x44871204 Sour Cream Coffeecake Muffins - May 2006 <BR> <BR> meh... <BR> <BR> I did some of the modification - i did some as mini muffins and skipped the top glaze and the nuts. <BR> <BR> It was ok, hubby and the co-workers are enjoying them, i had 2 mini muffins for breakfast - less than exciting for me. Tue, 1 Nov 2011 17:14:09 EST Microwave Smashed Potatoes - June 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x44849897 I think I made the original recipe back in June, but it doesn't look like I posted about it. <BR> Hmmmm.... well, here is the recipe link: <BR> <link>www.cookinglight.com/food/quick-heal<BR>thy/quick-holiday-recipes-004120000732<BR>43/page11.html </link> <BR> <BR> This is a quick & easy way to make mashed potatoes. I microwaved the potatoes in a pampered chef batter bowl, and smashed them & served them in the same bowl. <BR> <BR> Last night, we had the Southwest version with leftover p... Mon, 31 Oct 2011 12:44:58 EST Blue Cheese Stuffed Pork Chops with Pears http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x44840099 <em>4</em> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/blue-cheese<BR>-stuffed-pork-chops-50400000115836/ </link> <BR> This recipe is super simple, quick & delicious! <BR> The blue cheese and pears provide the perfect complement to the pork. .... and the cheese stuffing keeps the chops from tasting too dry. <BR> <BR> This is definintely a recipe to keep. Sun, 30 Oct 2011 21:09:47 EST Baked Mac & Cheese - Nov 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16808x612x44840070 <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/baked-mac-c<BR>heese-50400000116713/ </link> <BR> <BR> I liked the last mac & cheese so much, I had to try this new recipe. It was a lot faster than the Sept 2011 mac & cheese, which was nice, but I think I like the Sept version better. <BR> Maybe it's the butternut squash. <BR> <BR> ... but in a time crunch, this new recipe is pretty good. Sun, 30 Oct 2011 21:07:08 EST Indian Spiced Lentils and Lamb - Oct 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16808x612x44755178 My husband actually made this recipe last night: <BR> <BR> <link>www.cookinglight.com/food/everyday-m<BR>enus/healthy-budget-recipes-0040000005<BR>6656/page8.html </link> <BR> <BR> There isn't a lot of lamb in the recipe (6 oz for 4 servings) but the lentils make it filling. We served it on top of left over rice. <BR> This is a great recipe if you like lamb and curry. Tue, 25 Oct 2011 10:41:57 EST Classic Meat Loaf http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16808x612x44736451 My husband couldn't stop singing the praises of the meat loaf: <BR> <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/classic-mea<BR>t-loaf-50400000115820/ </link> <BR> <BR> Maybe that's because I've never made him a meat loaf before. <BR> Anyway... I was surprised that this recipe didn't call for a loaf pan, I was all ready to pull one out, but I didn't need it. According to instructions, you form the loaf on a baking sheet. <BR> I don't know that I packed my together tightly enough, because it d... Mon, 24 Oct 2011 09:02:11 EST Sauteed Brussels Sprouts with Thyme - Nov 1996 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x44736347 This was a super quick, super easy side dish. <BR> <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/sauted-brus<BR>sels-sprouts-with-thyme-10000000520238/ </link> <BR> <BR> The most time consuming part was the thyme (errr... not pun intended). And trimming the Brussels sprouts. Otherwise, it all came together very quickly. <BR> This was a good use of the parsley and thyme that are still growing in my garden. Mon, 24 Oct 2011 08:56:19 EST Smashed Potatoes w/ Goat Cheese & Chives - Nov2008 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x44736250 I made this recipe to go with the Classic Meat Loaf from the October issue. <BR> I actually found it in the "Cooking Light Way to Cook" cookbook. <BR> <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/smashed-pot<BR>atoes-with-goat-cheese-chives-10000001<BR>853958/ </link> <BR> <BR> I'm a fan of mashed potatoes and a fan of goat cheese, so it's not surprising that I like this recipe. The cheese makes it nice and creamy and gives the potatoes a little tang... and chives always go nicely with potatoes... Mon, 24 Oct 2011 08:50:43 EST Sour Cream Raspberry Swirl Loaf - Nov 2002 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x44696884 Sour Cream Raspberry Swirl Loaf - November 2002 <BR> <BR> http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/sour-cre<BR>am-raspberry-swirl-loaf-10000000522252/ <BR> <BR> I really enjoyed this!! I used raspberry rhubarby preserved from La Madelaine's (mmmmm!) <BR> And probably used more than the 1/3 cup but also skipped the walnuts and it was lovely!! <BR> <BR> I had a little trouble knowing what 1/2 the batter was - it was pretty thick! So my middle was pretty far up! <BR> <BR> I'm going to make another an... Fri, 21 Oct 2011 13:15:27 EST Monkey Bread Makeover http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16808x612x44585272 I'm thinking about making the Monkey bread from Oct 2011 CL to bring to a breakfast meeting at work. I've made monkey bread once before - it was a recipe from scratch & it didn't have any glaze, but if I recall, I dipped each ball of dough in melted butter, and then melted an entire stick of butter to pour on top of the dough before baking. (Yes, as a matter of fact, it was delicious...Thanks for asking). <BR> <BR> I made that recipe when I was about 15, when stick of butter meant nothing ... Fri, 14 Oct 2011 10:59:14 EST Turkey & Cheese Panini http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x44578625 from CL May 2003 <BR> Panini: <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/turkey-chee<BR>se-panini-10000001036187/ </link> <BR> <BR> Panini Video: <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/quick-and-easy/din<BR>ner-tonight/how-to-cook-turkey-cheese-<BR>panini-10000001700459/ </link> <BR> <BR> This was wonderful. I made as directed, and wouldn't change anything. Sourdough really makes the sandwich. You need to make sure to slice the tomato thin so the sandwich doesn't get soggy.. and I sprayed the san... Thu, 13 Oct 2011 22:29:45 EST Tomato Basil Soup http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x44578509 From CL January 2002 <BR> <BR> Soup: <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/tomato-basi<BR>l-soup-10000000231617/ </link> <BR> Soup Video: <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/quick-and-easy/din<BR>ner-tonight/how-to-make-tomato-basil-s<BR>oup-10000001666133/ </link> <BR> <BR> Made this tonight and will definitely make again, though I'll reduce the basil next time. After reading the reviews I used two cans of fire-roasted diced tomatoes with one can of no-salt tomatoes, instead of 3 cans of n... Thu, 13 Oct 2011 22:22:55 EST Peanut Butter Cup Blondies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x44393060 Holy cow, these are good! And the recipe is extremely easy too. <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/peanut-butt<BR>er-cup-blondies-50400000115184/ </link> <BR> The peanut butter adds a wonderful texture to these bar cookies. I didn't make any adjustments to the recipe & my husband & i are both very happy with the end result. Sun, 2 Oct 2011 21:47:04 EST Potato Crusted Chicken Fingers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16808x612x44380344 I made this one for the family last night. Everyone loved it. I didn't add the extra salt, because baked potato chips are super salty (I think). The family loved it, but it kind of felt like junk food, to me. The kids (3 and 1) adored it. Also, I doubt it will reheat well, and we have leftovers. Any tips on reheating "crusted" chicken, without drying it out, and keeping it crunchy? <BR> <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/potato-crus<BR>ted-chicken-fingers-50400000115838/ </link> Sun, 2 Oct 2011 06:56:08 EST Indian Spiced Lentils and Lamb http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16808x612x44380324 Hey all! I made this last week, but forgot to post about it. I actually made it with ground turkey breast, instead of lamb (we don't eat red meat). It was delicious, but my husband said he wished I would make it again... with lamb... Anyway, it's a keeper. We are lentil lovers in this house, so i will definitely make this again. It's like a super hearty lentil soup. We loved it. <BR> <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/indian-spic<BR>ed-lentils-lamb-50400000115837/ </link> Sun, 2 Oct 2011 06:52:46 EST Vietnamese Lettuce Rolls with Spicy Grilled Tofu http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x44319754 Vietnamese Lettuce Rolls with Spicy Grilled Tofu - June 2003 <BR> http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/vietname<BR>se-lettuce-rolls-with-spicy-grilled-to<BR>fu-10000000458796/ <BR> <BR> This was pretty tasty! I didn't do all the fancy stuff when eating it - just wrapped it up in lettuce, dipped it in the sauce and ate it! <BR> <BR> Didn't actually put it on the grill, used tin foil and hubby decided to "baste" it, so it stuck pretty hard to the foil... might try fry pan in the winter or the for... Wed, 28 Sep 2011 14:01:12 EST Slow-Cooker Beer-Braised Pork and Back Bean Soup http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x44290925 Slow-Cooker Beer-Braised Pork and Black Bean Soup - January 2008 <BR> <BR> http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/slow-coo<BR>ker-beer-braised-pork-black-bean-soup-<BR>10000001694943/ <BR> <BR> I used a whole can of the chipotle chilis in adobo sauce - and i might be sorry tomorrow after it sits all night but it had a nice kick tonight! <BR> <BR> Not a recipe i would repeat - but it was a good choice and made a TON!!! <BR> Mon, 26 Sep 2011 22:08:46 EST Chicken with Sherry-Soy Sauce http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x44255813 from December 2005 <BR> <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/chicken-wit<BR>h-sherry-soy-sauce-10000001134119/ </link> <BR> <BR> or see video: <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/quick-and-easy/din<BR>ner-tonight/how-to-cook-chicken-with-s<BR>herry-soy-sauce-10000001711542/ </link> <BR> <BR> This was .. ok. Definitely quick and easy.. cooks up in under 20 minutes.. but the sauce (which is the recipe's main event) needs tweaking. I followed it as written, but the flavors just didn't se... Sat, 24 Sep 2011 21:50:38 EST Mashed Potatoes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x44236240 <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/mashed-pota<BR>toes-10000000223095/ </link> <BR> from Cooking Light March 1998 <BR> <BR> Really good comfort food, at a very affordable calorie count. I used extra garlic and didn't need most of the milk - came out very creamy and flavorful. <BR> <BR> Made them as a side to the CL Chicken Cordon Bleu that NWILKER recommended in an earlier post. <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/chicken-cor<BR>don-bleu-10000001134074/ </link> <BR> <BR> It came out ... Fri, 23 Sep 2011 13:52:21 EST Tomato Chickpea Curry - October 2006 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x44188640 We love curry dishes in the Fall and Winter, and this was my first of the year. It was absolutely delicious. It had a really great depth of flavor. I followed the directions and ingredients almost completely, subbing ground mustard for the seeds, and using a mixture of diced tomatoes and stewed tomatoes. I also used brown sugar, instead of white. I will definitely be making this again. <BR> <BR> Enjoy! <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/tomato-chic<BR>kpea-curry-10000001536755/ </link> Tue, 20 Sep 2011 19:19:14 EST Beef and Beer Chili - September 2007 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x44173216 Beef and Beer Chili <BR> http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/beef-bee<BR>r-chili-10000001654649/ <BR> <BR> I had a house full of beer that i didn't drink... so i decided to find a bunch of recipes that included beer! And this was one of them!! <BR> <BR> I added 1 can of chopped green chilies and a jalapeno and upped the meat to 1 pound. <BR> <BR> Pretty tasty - but not sure it was completely worth it - make sure to pick a good beer! Like one you would want to drink! Mon, 19 Sep 2011 22:12:44 EST Mashed Chickpea Pitas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16808x612x44167020 <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/mashed-chic<BR>kpea-pitas-50400000115795/ </link> <BR> <BR> I made these last night for lunches this week. I may have used too much garlic, but overall I thought this was pretty good and easy to make. The assembly is kind of a pain, only because I wanted to keep everything separate so my pita didn't get soggy. I don't think the shredded carrots needed the extra greek yogurt. And last but not least, I added some feta cheese. Yum! Mon, 19 Sep 2011 15:49:57 EST Basil Beer Bread - August 2006 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x44153549 http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/basil-beer<BR>-bread-10000001213206/ <BR> <BR> Super easy, no rising time, great taste... hello - yes please! <BR> <BR> Sun, 18 Sep 2011 21:54:46 EST Mushroom -Stuffed Chicken http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x44124556 <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/mushroom-st<BR>uffed-chicken-10000001973652/#reviewForm </link> <BR> <BR> Definitely going in my 'keeper' file, though it's not my usual 'quick and easy' fare. It's not hard to make but it is a little involved (but worth it!), and the prep requires a number of plates/bowls that make for extra clean-up. <BR> <BR> After reading the reviews, I skipped cutting a pocket in the chicken breasts, and opted to pound them flat and roll them with the stuffing inste... Fri, 16 Sep 2011 21:53:15 EST Salted Caramel Brownies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16808x612x44042742 <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/salted-cara<BR>mel-brownies-50400000115182/#reviewForm </link> <BR> <BR> I'm a sucker for a chocolate recipe, so I had to try some brownies. <BR> <BR> Overall, I was pleased with this recipe. The caramel topping was *very* sweet - too sweet for me to eat a 2nd brownie (but I had no business eating the 2nd brownie anyway, so I'm better off). <BR> <BR> I had to bake mine for 2 minutes past the recommended time, and my chocolate drizzle didn't drizzle so muc... Mon, 12 Sep 2011 12:30:09 EST Fresh Tomato, Sausage and Pecorino Pasta http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x44009142 From Cooking Light September 2009 <BR> <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/fresh-tomat<BR>o-sausage-pecorino-pasta-10000001918479/ </link> <BR> <BR> This showed up in Cooking Light's "Dinner Tonight" email yesterday, and I thought I'd give it a try. I was really just looking for a filling meal, so was surprised when it turned out so tasty. Had it on the table in about 25 minutes... cooks up easily, most of the work is just chopping veggies. Makes a VERY generous portion, and is defin... Sat, 10 Sep 2011 12:18:28 EST Creamy, Light Macaroni and Cheese http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16808x612x43870758 This turned out well! The 6-year-old didn't like it, but I'm pretty sure she got a glimpse of the butternut squash going into this, and she didn't like the Gruyere. I could try it with a different cheese. (Gruyere was pretty expensive.) When I first tasted it, I thought it was lacking a bit in flavor, like it need garlic or something? But when I had leftovers the next day, I was pretty pleased. <BR> <BR> I used an immersion blender for the squash. I've had the thing for 8 years and thi... Fri, 2 Sep 2011 14:25:36 EST Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16808x612x43870664 So good! This has a lot of flavor. The cooking time was pretty short. Seemed the prep took the most time. But I was really happy with how this came out. I also did the roasted asparagus on the side. <BR> <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/shrimp-fett<BR>uccine-alfredo-50400000115175/ </link> Fri, 2 Sep 2011 14:18:57 EST Buffalo Chicken Thighs (Sept 2011) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16808x612x43786063 Hi, everyone! I'm back. <BR> <BR> I tried the Buffalo Chicken Thighs, with Buttermilk-Blue Cheese Smashed Potatoes (p. 168). Very easy to make, and CHEAP! Bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs were less than half the price of the boneless, skinless. 8 thighs for 4 bucks! I just tore the skin off. <BR> <BR> My husband really liked the combo. He's pretty picky, and he doesn't normally like the food that I want to eat. (He'd eat meatloaf and potatoes every day and die happy.) Mon, 29 Aug 2011 01:40:19 EST Ajlouk Qura'a (Mashed- Zucchini Salad) - Oct 2001 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x43784276 Ajlouk Qura'a (Mashed-Zucchini Salad) - Oct 2001 <BR> http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/ajlouk-q<BR>uraa-mashed-zucchini-salad-10000000226<BR>721/ <BR> <BR> Got an enormous zucchini from a co-worker, i grilled half and still had a couple pounds of 1 to deal with - (and still another to figure out what to do with) <BR> <BR> So i found this ditty - figured - try it out, see how it goes! <BR> Well - it was amazing!! <BR> I didn't have the caraway seeds. <BR> For the harissa - i used a tsp of cay... Sun, 28 Aug 2011 22:50:49 EST Lemony Fruit Dip - March 2004 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x43772769 http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/lemony-fru<BR>it-dip-10000000592313/ <BR> <BR> I had some lovely strawberries from costco, and no cream cheese in the house for a fun fruit dip. <BR> So i found this one and decided to give it a try! <BR> <BR> Doesn't make a ton, but it is fun and tasty! <BR> Pretty quick and easy Sun, 28 Aug 2011 09:23:24 EST Salmon with Hoisin Glaze http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x43681125 from August 2009 <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/salmon-with<BR>-hoisin-glaze-10000001911346/#reviewForm </link> <BR> <BR> Oh, yum! The marinade is strong, and truly does flavor the fish in under 10 minutes -- and at just three ingredients (for the marinade), it makes this truly an easy and fast dish for a weekday. Had to bake it longer than the recipe called for, but that will depend on the thickness of your salmon. <BR> <BR> Did not care for the garlicky-spicy snow peas they r... Mon, 22 Aug 2011 22:25:26 EST Chocolate Cupcakes with Peppermint Frosting http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x43670628 Yeah, in hindsight, I realize this is more of a winter recipe... <BR> It ran in the Dec 2006 issue after all, and everyone at the barbecue I brought these to yesterday referred to them as the "Christmas Cupcakes"... <BR> But when I picked out the recipe, I was really just looking for a recipe to use up some of the buttermilk that I'd bought last week. <BR> <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/chocolate-c<BR>upcakes-with-peppermint-frosting-10000<BR>001559225/ </link> <BR> <BR> Overall, I... Mon, 22 Aug 2011 11:38:46 EST Hot Crab Dip - November 2006 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x43642447 http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/hot-crab-d<BR>ip-10000001545733/ <BR> <BR> I gotta give this a meh. <BR> I did use "fake crab", but the surrounding creamy stuff was just anh. <BR> Not sure if it was my choice or hot sauce or the crap or what. <BR> <BR> Sat, 20 Aug 2011 18:54:13 EST Red Red Bean Spread - June 2005 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x43641237 Red Red Bean Spread <BR> http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/red-red-<BR>bean-spread-10000001065533/ <BR> <BR> This has been sitting my "to-do" list forever - obviously since it's from 2005! <BR> This was absolutely amazing! Super surprised as how great it was!! <BR> Definitely easy if you have bottle roasted red peppers and a food processor! <BR> And there was no garlic in it - that was a surprise! Sat, 20 Aug 2011 16:46:50 EST Mini Frittatas with Ham and Cheese - December 2001 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x43640353 http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/mini-fritt<BR>atas-with-ham-cheese-10000000521726/ <BR> <BR> Had a chick flick night and figured this would make a good addition! <BR> I added 1/4 cup sun dried tomatoes. <BR> Next time i would use habanero cheese or something with more bite! <BR> <BR> They came out pretty good, definitely liked them cooled, but you need to have a big mini-muffin pan or you have to do multiple batches - which was annoying! Sat, 20 Aug 2011 15:29:26 EST Chicken Soft Tacos with Sauteed Onions and Apples http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x43639270 from Cooking Light August 2003 <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/chicken-sof<BR>t-tacos-with-sauted-onions-apples-1000<BR>0000472036/#reviewForm </link> <BR> <BR> Very easy to make and more filling than expected, but I just didn't care for the flavor mix of chicken and nutmeg. Won't make it into the rotation. Sat, 20 Aug 2011 14:06:53 EST Mushroom and Sweet Onion Cheese Steak http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x43578034 Cooking Light August 2009 <BR> <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/mushroom-sw<BR>eet-onion-cheesesteaks-10000001911383/ </link> <BR> <BR> Oh my gosh was this good! I was a little worried it might not be enough for dinner, but I found it quite filling. It actually makes a bigger sandwich than expected, and kind of a messy one (but a GOOD messy!), at least when trying to fit it all on a 2" ciabatta roll (you can of course use a different kind of bread). I'm not really a fan of peppers... Tue, 16 Aug 2011 21:31:53 EST Creamy Buttermilk Herb Potato Salad - July 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x43556254 This weekend was probably the last hurrah for my July 2011 issue. (Read that as, "I finally found the August 2011 issue that I had misplaced" - D'oh!). <BR> <BR> I made the "Creamy Buttermilk Herb Potato Salad." <BR> Recipe link: <BR> <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/creamy-butt<BR>ermilk-herb-potato-salad-50400000113753/ </link> <BR> <BR> This is another winner for me. I always thought I didn't like potato salad, but it turns out that I just don't like mayonnaise. There are so m... Mon, 15 Aug 2011 18:27:03 EST Grilled King Salmon with Tomato Peach Salsa - July http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x43556191 I gave into temptation and made the recipe on the cover of the July 2011 CL issue, "Grilled King Salmon with Tomato Peach Salsa." <BR> <BR> recipe link: <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/grilled-kin<BR>g-salmon-tomato-peach-salsa-5040000011<BR>3734/ </link> <BR> <BR> There was no king salmon at the store this weekend, so I followed the magazine's advice and used sockeye salmon as a sub. I'm not growing jalapeños this year, but I am growing cayenne, so I used half of a cayenne pepper ... Mon, 15 Aug 2011 18:22:45 EST Smoky Three-Bean Bake http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16808x612x43430062 I made these baked beans last night: <BR> <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/smoky-three<BR>-bean-bake-50400000113754/ </link> <BR> <BR> It was pretty easy to throw together (after the onion chopping) and I thought it had a really nice taste. I think that 200+ calories is a little high for a side, but if you pair it with a lean meat and salad... or if you take a suggestion from one of the on-line reviews and wrap it in lettuce as a meal, then it's do-able. <BR> <BR> Overall, a nice s... Mon, 8 Aug 2011 10:34:28 EST Chicken Paprikas h-Topped Potatoes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x43373895 from Cooking Light March 2002 <BR> <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/chicken-pap<BR>rikash-topped-potatoes-10000000521865/ </link> <BR> <BR> A very quick and easy meal that's probably better suited for cooler months of the year. It's good with or without the bit of sour cream, and definitely makes a hearty meal, though next time I try this (say.. in October!), I'll try it over rice or noodles -- it was a bit dry on potato. I'll also double the onion. You'll want to use a good Hunga... Thu, 4 Aug 2011 21:09:26 EST Caramelized Onion Chicken http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x43373689 from Cooking Light January 2002 <BR> <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/caramelized<BR>-onion-chicken-10000000249953/ </link> <BR> <BR> The name doesn't really describe the dish -- there are caramelized onions, but it's the sweet, spicy sauce that gives it character. Wasn't really sure what to expect, but it was a nice surprise. The recipe is listed in their Quick and Easy section, using ingredients you likely already have in your pantry. <BR> <BR> I used strawberry jam in place o... Thu, 4 Aug 2011 20:55:58 EST Curried Potato Salad - Jun 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x43309484 I've made this recipe 3 times now, and I don't think I've reviewed it yet. <BR> <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/curried-pot<BR>ato-salad-50400000113016/ </link> <BR> <BR> Right, so, as you may have guessed, since I've made this 3 times, I really like this recipe. I didn't like potato salad when I was a kid, but I think that's because I don't like mayonnaise. <BR> It turns out, I'm a pretty big fan of non-mayonnaise potato salads. <BR> I like the flavor of the curry, the heat of t... Mon, 1 Aug 2011 14:04:43 EST Mongolian Beef http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x43155830 <BR> from December 2009 <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/mongolian-b<BR>eef-10000001940984/ </link> <BR> <BR> It's more a ginger/garlic beef than a true 'Mongolian Beef".. but still has a nice flavor. Was prepped, cooked and on the table in under 15 minutes.. will keep in the rotation for a quick week-night dinner for that alone. Sat, 23 Jul 2011 22:03:08 EST Soy-Sesame Green Beans http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16808x612x43135741 This is one of Cooking Light's three variations of the Green Beans with Toasted Garlic that AMSHARK reviewed recently. <BR> <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/green-beans<BR>-with-toasted-garlic-50400000113732/ </link> <BR> <BR> This was a hit in our house, though we both thought it had too much heat. Prepped and cooked in about 10 minutes -- hard to beat for quick and easy. Will definitely make again, but with less red pepper. Fri, 22 Jul 2011 15:43:14 EST Thai Fish Sauce and Lime Chicken - January 2005 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x43101911 Thai Fish Sauce and Lime Chicken <BR> http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/thai-fis<BR>h-sauce-lime-chicken-10000001011267/ <BR> <BR> This was unfortunately only a so-so recipe. Maybe it you simmer the sauce till it has a good thickness to id. <BR> I used only 2 breasts, upped the chili garlic sauce to 5 tbl, used chunky peanut butter instead of smooth and skipped the additional peanuts on top. <BR> <BR> I had hoped it would be an great addition, but no. Wed, 20 Jul 2011 20:23:58 EST Garbanzo Beans and Greens - January 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x43042940 Garbanzo Beans and Greens - January 2011 <BR> http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/garbanzo<BR>-beans-greens-50400000109639/ <BR> <BR> Had a big old bunch of kale and this sounded tasty! <BR> I enjoyed it! <BR> Upded the red-pepper flakes, upped the amount of kale, lowered the broth and cooked much longer to make the kale the consistency i like! <BR> <BR> Makes a lot, could cut the calories by serving 1/2 as a side dish. <BR> Or enjoy as a meal. They are currently all individualized as my lunche... Sun, 17 Jul 2011 21:29:00 EST Summer Squash & Corn Chowder - August 2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x43009702 So simple and delicious. I have family coming to visit this weekend and I wanted one meal done early so when we come home from our daily adventures we wouldn't have to do any work except heat and enjoy. This recipe fits the bill completely. We're going to a farmer's market tomorrow and I'm hoping to find some really yummy tomatoes and fresh bread to make the recommended bruschetta accompaniment. Looking forward to tomorrow night's dinner :) <BR> <BR> I will say that on tasting it today i... Fri, 15 Jul 2011 19:57:00 EST Spinach and Parmesan Fallen Souffle - June 2005 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x42992474 http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/spinach-pa<BR>rmesan-fallen-souffl-10000001065584/ <BR> <BR> Had a big old box of spinach from costco and decided to try this! <BR> It's ok as a side dish - needs a bit more oomf - probably a higher quality of Parmesan cheese might do it, and maybe some additional spices. <BR> <BR> Pretty messy for what you get - and it uses a lot of kitchen appliances - blender and Cuisinart - and since i like to hand wash these... oy. <BR> <BR> But it was ok and an intere... Thu, 14 Jul 2011 20:53:01 EST Grilled Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x42992371 Cooking Light, June 2001 <BR> <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/grilled-stu<BR>ffed-portobello-mushrooms-10000000226538/ </link> <BR> <BR> Made as written and it was good.. but really more a starting point for zestier possibilities. (Reviewers on the Cooking Light site offered many). Still... a tasty and relatively painless way for someone who struggles with vegetables to get more of them in a meal. :) Thu, 14 Jul 2011 20:47:36 EST Tempeh with Curried Cashew Sauce - June 2007 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x42945381 Tempeh with Curried Cashew Sauce <BR> http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/tempeh-w<BR>ith-curried-cashew-sauce-10000001622445/ <BR> <BR> This is a goodie! Hubby was left to cook it last night and confused peanuts for cashews. Turned out a-ok. Was wondering about switching around the nuts! <BR> <BR> Great, quick and easy meatless meal! <BR> Skip the pita! Tue, 12 Jul 2011 10:50:15 EST Fresh Cherry Cheesecake Bars http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16808x612x42818794 <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/fresh-cherr<BR>y-cheesecake-bars-50400000113755/ </link> <BR> <BR> I made these for our 4th of July party. They turned out great! I had way too much cherry sauce though, and found it hard to get the swirls like in the picture, but overall these were delicious and got a lot of compliments. Tue, 5 Jul 2011 18:31:36 EST Blueberry Pecan Scones - December 2005 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x42813268 Blueberry Pecan Scones - http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/blueberry-<BR>pecan-scones-10000001134045/ <BR> <BR> I had gotten a 4lb or 5lb container of blueberries last weekend at the farmers market and my "food saver" container was doing a pretty good job of keeping them amazing, i was still a little concerned that they might take a dive. So with the air conditioning blasting i decided to bake! <BR> <BR> I skipped the pecan part, and replaced the sugar with splenda, and make them mini - so i ... Tue, 5 Jul 2011 12:51:25 EST Spinach & Parmesan Souffles - June 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x42811516 I've been dying to make these souffles, and I finally tried them this weekend. <BR> <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/spinach-par<BR>mesan-souffles-50400000112999/ </link> <BR> <BR> I wish I had taken a picture, because they turned out very pretty, and very tasty. This was my first savory souffle (I've made chocolate souffles before...Mmmmm... chocolate souffles), but I was drawn to the spinach & cheese combo. <BR> Not to mention that at 163 calories each, my husband & I could each e... Tue, 5 Jul 2011 11:20:57 EST Orzo Salad with Spicy Buttermilk Dressing - 5/2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x42805717 This is probably one of my new favorites! It usually takes me a long time to revisit and make a recipe again b/c I love trying new ones; however, truth be told - I've made this 3 or 4 times in the past few weeks. I took it to our Father's Day picnic and had three people asking if they could take the left-overs home with them in addition to me sending them the recipe. Instead of using frozen corn I've been using corn off the cob and I'm not a fan of cilantro so I just leave it out. It is a... Tue, 5 Jul 2011 01:58:19 EST Peach & Gorgonzola Chicken Pizza - 5/2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16808x612x42805656 Well, suffice it to say that they can't all be great. For some reason this was just not a winner for me and the recipe went in the do not make again pile. Am I crazy? Anyone else try this and have an opinion? <BR> <BR> http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/peach-go<BR>rgonzola-chicken-pizza-50400000111971/ <BR> Tue, 5 Jul 2011 01:45:42 EST New IPhone App http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x612x42800039 I printed out a recipe this weekend and noticed an add for the new iphone app (btw - the print preferenes to remove the ads is not working) <BR> <BR> So i went to check it out - boo hiss - $3.99 - they have ads in the app, and only 300 recipes, and no search functionality. poop. <BR> <BR> I was excited to see an app i could use at the grocery store when i forgot what was in a recipe... alas this is not it. <BR> <BR> I generally put all my recipes into tastebook with my modifications, so ... Mon, 4 Jul 2011 18:09:45 EST Lemon Pepper Shrimp Scampi, March 2009 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x42754961 Quick and easy, but more of a starter recipe.. lots of variations possible. Not filling enough for my husband, though it was fine for me. Still. when I plugged the recipe into the Sparkpeople recipe calculator, I got considerably higher cholesterol and sodium counts than Cooking Light listed. I tried another online recipe analyzer with similar results -- for that reason I doubt I'll make it again. <BR> <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/lemon-peppe<BR>r-shrimp-scampi-10000001880014/... Fri, 1 Jul 2011 21:04:06 EST Soy-Marinated Chicken Thighs, July 2008 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x42754732 <BR> Here's the link: <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/soy-marinat<BR>ed-chicken-thighs-10000001816348/#revi<BR>ewForm </link> <BR> <BR> This was quite good, for something so ridiculously easy. I let the chicken marinate overnight.. the flavor was strong but not overpowering. I used thyme as the recipe called for, but will also try rosemary as another reviewer did. Will definitely make again. Fri, 1 Jul 2011 20:49:53 EST Grilled Plantains - May 2003 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x42670417 My husband actually made this yesterday. <BR> <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/grilled-pla<BR>ntains-10000001036127/ </link> <BR> <BR> We've had a plantain sitting around for a while, getting very ripe, and while I would love to have fried it, like my mother & grandmother used to do, we decided to look for a healthier recipe on-line. <BR> This recipe was fast, sweet & easy. I didn't pick up the red pepper in my plantain, so I might try a little more than 1/8 a teaspoon next time. ... Mon, 27 Jun 2011 15:14:26 EST Green Beans with Toasted Garlic http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16808x612x42670183 I just got my July issue of Cooking Light, so I needed to try at least one recipe. I went with the "Quick & Easy" selection (I was tired) for Green Beans with Toasted Garlic. <BR> <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/green-beans<BR>-with-toasted-garlic-50400000113732/ </link> <BR> <BR> This side was, as advertised, both quick & easy. I don't know that I cut the garlic as thinly as it is cut in the picture, but I enjoyed it. The beans had the right amount of garlic & crunch (maybe that... Mon, 27 Jun 2011 15:02:22 EST Chicken Sliders w/Apricot Chutney http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16808x612x42618007 Tried this one last night. Neither of us are mustard fans, and we felt the mustard overwhelmed the apricot a bit. Otherwise, we really liked it! We'll definitely go lighter on the mustard next time. <BR> <BR> Grilled Chicken Sliders and Apricot Chutney Spread <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/grilled-chi<BR>cken-sliders-50400000112994/ </link> Fri, 24 Jun 2011 14:54:58 EST Just yum! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x612x42579434 Made the grilled salmon with tomato-peach salsa from this month's CL mag - soo delicious! I served with simple spring mix salad, home-made champagne vinaigrette and piece of baguette. <BR> <BR> Here's the link: http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/grilled-ki<BR>ng-salmon-tomato-peach-salsa-504000001<BR>13734/ <BR> <BR> Anyone else try this? Thoughts? Wed, 22 Jun 2011 15:22:10 EST Chai Latte Brownies - March 2007 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x42508298 http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/chai-latte<BR>-brownies-10000001591031/ <BR> Ugh- so much potential. <BR> I live in denver, so hi-altitude cooking makes normal brownies gooie in the middle <BR> I didn't taste the chai- but i didn't have cardamom pots and used dry spice. <BR> I also had trouble with the sieve action.. <BR> I had to add an additional 1-3 tablespoons of milk to make the mix pliable enough to go in the 8X8 pan (who has a 9X9) ugh! <BR> I also reduced the cooking time to 23 which ... Sat, 18 Jun 2011 23:58:33 EST Grilled Fiesta Shrimp - July 2009 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x42493672 Grilled Fiesta Shrimp - July 2009 - http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/grilled-fi<BR>esta-shrimp-10000001906394/ <BR> <BR> We made this in 2 foil packets. It ended up making "sauce". <BR> I didn't have Creole seasoning, so i made up my own, and added some heat. <BR> <BR> Next time we would have everyone make a foil pack and season and add veggies to their liking. <BR> Good without rice, we just ate from the foil pack. (we only make 1 pound) <BR> <BR> It's a pretty good recipe, and easy on the... Sat, 18 Jun 2011 00:25:01 EST Pork Chops with Carolina Rub http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x42489975 <BR> From Cooking Light MAY 2006 <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/pork-chops-<BR>with-carolina-rub-10000001185407/ </link> <BR> <BR> Another hit in our household. Very fast to put together, and needs only a few minutes on the grill. Definite heat in the spice, though you could adjust it down (or up!) if needed. I was concerned the pork would be dry but it was quite juicy. Won't be having this every week, but it will definitely be added as a 'keeper'. Fri, 17 Jun 2011 20:16:18 EST Tequila-Glazed Chicken Thighs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16808x612x42422168 These were so good, we've already had them twice: <BR> <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/tequila-gla<BR>zed-grilled-chicken-50400000113008/ </link> <BR> <BR> My mother made them as described in the recipe for a Memorial Day picnic, and my husband and I made them again this weekend. The 2nd time, we used boneless, skinless chicken thighs. I'm not a big fan of skin, so I was very happy with the 2nd version, but both ways were very tasty. Tue, 14 Jun 2011 11:52:30 EST Cherry-Almond Crisp http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16808x612x42274302 Cherry Almond Crisp, recipe link: <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/cherry-almo<BR>nd-crisp-50400000113023/ </link> <BR> <BR> This was a delicious crisp/cobbler type dessert. Since there was no problem finding fresh tart cherries, we used all fresh cherries and skipped the dried cherries. <BR> <BR> ... and I had it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream * divine * ... honestly, diet wise, it wasn't the best day for me, but it was a really delicious dessert. <BR> <BR> <em>289</em> Mon, 6 Jun 2011 18:33:07 EST Minted Lemon-Lime Watermelon Agua Fresca http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16808x612x42274238 Recipe link: <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/minted-lemo<BR>n-lime-fresca-50400000113003/ </link> <BR> <BR> Here's my first review from Labor Day. The Minted Lemon-Lime Watermelon Agua Fresca was really pretty delicious. It was best cold, so serve it with ice (as recommended in the recipe) if the drink will be sitting out. <BR> <BR> Some people suggested that it would make a nice drink mixer, but, I have to tell you, I tried some with rum, and I thought the drink was much better w... Mon, 6 Jun 2011 18:29:28 EST Lamb Burgers w/ Indian Spices... July 2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x42274149 The full title for this recipe is: <BR> <BR> Lamb Burgers with Indian Spices and Yogurt-Mint Sauce: <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/lamb-burger<BR>s-with-indian-spices-yogurt-mint-sauce<BR>-10000001995708/ </link> <BR> <BR> I thought these were pretty tasty. The recipe says Indian spices, but it reminded me of Greek food a bit. (Perhaps it was the yogurt). <BR> It was more effort than I usually put into burgers, but then it was my first time grinding my own meat. (I got the grin... Mon, 6 Jun 2011 18:23:12 EST Cheddar Burgers with Red Onion Jam /July 2009 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x42238319 Summer is finally here, and DH wants burgers.. hence the stream of burger reviews.. :) This week's try can be found here: <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/cheddar-bur<BR>gers-with-red-onion-jam-10000001906378/ </link> <BR> <BR> Definitely a keeper, though I don't think it was the 'all that' that the other reviewers raved about. Added some beef broth to the meat mixture but otherwise followed exactly. The burgers were moist, and the onion topping was quite good.. will make again. Sat, 4 Jun 2011 21:20:14 EST Red Pepper-Cheese Bread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x612x42144812 Here's the recipe link: <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/red-pepper-<BR>cheese-bread-10000000223467/ </link> <BR> <BR> I made the recipe in my bread machine, so it was very easy. <BR> I liked the recipe so much, I made it Friday morning, and I made it again on Monday night, because I was sad to see it go. <BR> <BR> This is one of the few bread recipes where I feel like I can really taste the cheese in the bread. The red pepper gives it a nice kick. (I went with a *generous* 1/2 teas... Tue, 31 May 2011 12:18:15 EST Raspberry-Cream Cheese Brownies - June 2000 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x42142939 Raspberry-Cream Cheese Brownies - June 2000 <BR> http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/raspberr<BR>y-cream-cheese-brownies-10000000223465/ <BR> <BR> I was headed to a bbq on monday and wanted something yummy and fun and with what i had on hand... This was in my to-try file so i gave it a go! <BR> <BR> I had some fancy preserves from La Madelaine (favorite chain for breakfast and jelly - but not available in Denver...) <BR> <BR> It was ruhbarb, starwberry - it was pretty good in stead of the ras... Tue, 31 May 2011 10:51:45 EST Open-Faced Burgers with Onion-Mushroom Topping http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x42112429 from June 2000 issue <BR> <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/open-faced-<BR>burgers-with-onion-mushroom-topping-10<BR>000000223216/#reviewForm </link> <BR> <BR> Only so-so. We found this to be bland, and a little dry, even after adding some broth to the meat mixture. The onion/mushroom topping was good, but not enough to make this again. Sun, 29 May 2011 19:19:03 EST Slow Cooker Char Siu Pork Roast http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16858x612x42098018 <BR> THIRTYPACK mentioned this (along with a few other favorites) in the Slow Cooker section.. so I looked it up on the Cooking Light site. <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/slow-cooker<BR>-char-siu-pork-roast-10000001160642/ </link> <BR> <BR> I have to agree with the original post.. this will become a family favorite. I couldn't find a 'Boston Butt", but the butcher suggested a pork shoulder for this. The roast I bought was twice what the recipe called for, and still only neede... Sat, 28 May 2011 21:59:00 EST