SparkPeople Cooking Light Magazine Fans Team Messageboard For all of us that LOVE cooking light magazine! SparkPeople Cooking Light Magazine Fans Team Messageboard Turkey Vatapa Soup - Nov 2002 <BR> <link><BR>ey-vatapa </link> <BR> <BR> Found this recipe years ago - and love it!! <BR> Such a great way to use up left over turkey - either from the bird or from a sliced breast or deli meat! All works great! <BR> <BR> Hubby eats more things if i immersion blend the tomatoes, or mince the onions! <BR> <BR> Delicious and can be updated and expanded! Sun, 27 Nov 2016 23:18:26 EST Savory Chickpea Waffles<BR>ory-waffles/ <BR> <BR> Tried this recipe - it was decent. <BR> I changed it up on the sauce - hubby doesn't like stringy onions or tomatoes - so i immersion blended it all up and made a creamier sauce. <BR> <BR> Not amazing that way and the waffles disintegrated faster... <BR> But tasty enough and interesting way to have breakfast for dinner. <BR> Made alot of dirty dishes and wasn't as "quick" as they advertize. Sun, 13 Nov 2016 22:45:32 EST Cabbage Casserole - Crockpot Freezer Meal I got this recipe from a page of "Crockpot Freezer Meals." Am I the only one who didn't know about these? It's been life changing. Here's the original link to the page of 31 recipes: <BR><BR>-crockpot-freezer-meals-for-back-to-sc<BR>hool/ <BR> <BR> The cabbage casserole was the first recipe I tried. It appealed to me, because it sounds a bit like stuffed cabbage, without all the work of stuffing a cabbage. In this house full of Polish people, it fe... Wed, 25 May 2016 09:22:16 EST Chicken Thighs w/Ginger-Sesame Glaze (June 2016) Haven't been on this board for a while, but I wanted to share that we tried this recipe last night and I highly recommend it! Easy enough to do on a weeknight, and super ymmuy: <BR> <BR> Chicken Thighs with Ginger-Sesame Glaze <BR> <link> /chicken-thighs-ginger-ses ame-glaze </link> Wed, 18 May 2016 18:01:00 EST Crunchy-Chewy Salted Choc Chunk Cookies - Apr 2016 <link><BR>ewy-salted-chocolate-chunk-cookies </link> <BR> <BR> I like that this was an interesting recipe that offered some options. I liked the salt on top, but definitely more than was suggested. I also used chocolate chips, and upped it to 3/4 a cup, but would go to 1 cup next time! Tue, 26 Apr 2016 17:43:05 EST Corn and Black Bean Salad - Aug 2006 <link><BR>-black-bean-salad-0 </link> <BR> <BR> Meh... <BR> <BR> The sauce was just missing something... <BR> <BR> Definitely put the feta on top Mon, 7 Dec 2015 21:19:57 EST Two corn polenta- june 2008 <link><BR>corn-polenta-with-tomatoes-basil-cheese </link> <BR> <BR> I used a can of corn, added serranos, and upped the garlic. <BR> <BR> Next time i would char the corn in a reg pan, and add it to the polenta after. <BR> <BR> It was tasty and a good side to pork! <BR> Mon, 7 Dec 2015 21:15:02 EST November 2015 issue - cooking challenge Sadly, for as big as this issue was, not too much wooed me... <BR> But these sound pretty tasty... <BR> <BR> Greek shrimp with white beans and feta <BR> Egg noodle stir fry with broccoli <BR> Warm spiced and spiked cabernet <BR> Smoky Sunchoke, Sausage, and Pepper Hash <BR> posole with hominy, chile and cilantro <BR> <BR> Sat, 24 Oct 2015 20:00:04 EST Nutty Almond-Sesame Red quinoa - March 2014 <link><BR>nd-sesame-red-quinoa </link> <BR> <BR> ok, so i guess i didn't actually cook this recipe at all, but the generic base is good! <BR> I think i verged so far off cause of the comments on it <BR> <BR> I cooked the quinoa (and it was the white kind), with cajun spices and also did this new trick i read about with rice- cook with a tsp of coconut oil, and let it cool for 24 hours. Supposed to make most of it insoluable so it is less calories and do... Wed, 21 Oct 2015 12:49:35 EST Pumpkinseed, Date, and Tahini Bars - sept 2015 <link><BR>pe-detail.asp?recipe=2974313&ff=1 </link> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>kinseed-date-tahini-bars </link> <BR> <BR> So i made this a little different. Attempting to use what i had and be a little less wheat-full. <BR> Exchanged puffed barely cereal for rice check, didn't have the brown rice syrup so i went with agave and honey and skipped the quinoa But came out pretty well, browned up nice in the oven. I would make ... Wed, 23 Sep 2015 10:37:51 EST October 2015 issue - cooking challenge Here is what looks good in this issue... what does everyone else think... <BR> <BR> Marinated kale salad <BR> Wild Mushroom farfalle (and who wants to come eat with me, hubby wont eat mushrooms) <BR> Glazed salmon and rice bowl <BR> Cheezy smoky pinto beans (my other fav refried beans option also came from cl) <BR> Roasted butternut squash with parm garlic breadcrumbs <BR> Eggs florentine over seared polenta <BR> mustard green pesto and egg <BR> tofu saag <BR> beer braised roast <BR> popcorn... Tue, 15 Sep 2015 23:53:53 EST Cauliflower Pizza Curst - August 2015 <link><BR>ie-pizza-cauliflower-crust </link> <BR> <BR> Definitely a keeper for me! <BR> <BR> Watch the timing, it can get tricky. And make it as thin as you want to try! Tue, 28 Jul 2015 21:31:51 EST Clean Veggie Burgers - August 2015 <link><BR>n-veggie-burgers </link> <BR> <BR> Meh. Not worth doing again. <BR> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 21:20:58 EST Smoky "Baked" Beans - August 2015 <link><BR>y-baked-beans </link> <BR> <BR> Made this the other day. It was interesting, not amazing. There was "something" missing... <BR> It made a ton and we'll be doctoring it for meals to come, but just not worth repeating... Tue, 28 Jul 2015 21:13:22 EST Thai Cucumber Salad - April 2011 <link><BR>-cucumber-salad </link> <BR> <BR> I had some cucumbers i needed to finish up, and came across this recipe. I didn't have thai chilis but i did have a jalapeno that turned out to be beyond hot. <BR> <BR> I love the final product and am currently making another batch with a seeded jalapeno and red onion slices thin! <BR> <BR> Very versatile, just determine the heat of your jalapenos, i used ones i got at the asian store, and only had 2 cucumbe... Mon, 27 Jul 2015 11:24:49 EST August 2015 issue - clean eating challenge pg 68 has an interesting article on "build a cleaner plate". <BR> <BR> There are 5 things to do, number one is cook more, which i think we call do, so yeah for us! <BR> <BR> Number 2 is balance your plate, so let's see if we can make more than half our plates fruits and veggies! <BR> <BR> Number 3 - look at the ingredient list - ok, let's try and check it out this month! <BR> <BR> Number 4 - know where your food comes from - i'm not sure how to do this except with farmers markets, and e... Sun, 12 Jul 2015 10:50:20 EST August 2015 Issue - Cooking Challenge This was an interesting issue, more on the info challenge than recipes, so i think we can have a couple challenges, and i'll post them under different topic headers <BR> <BR> But as far as what to cook this month, the following looked interesting: <BR> <BR> Quick pickles <BR> Smoky "baked" beans (has some of that gochujan paste that i bought too much of for a different recipe) <BR> Clean veggie burgers (roasting the beans sounds interesting!) <BR> Cheesy cauliflower crust <BR> Grilled short... Sun, 12 Jul 2015 10:44:17 EST Couscous Salad with Chickpeas & Tomatoes - Jan 07 <link><BR>cous-salad-with-chickpeas-tomatoes </link> <BR> <BR> I made this with quinoa, spicy harissa evoo, had no olives, and only dry parsley - but thought it was great! Tue, 30 Jun 2015 15:48:19 EST Nuoc Cham -Amazing Sauce - july 2015 <link><BR>-cham </link> <BR> ok, so wow! If you have been to a vietnamese resaurant and enjoyed that little bowl of sauce, this is the sauce for you!! <BR> <BR> It makes me want to cook rice, just to eat it! <BR> <BR> I've been using it on everything i can think of! Made a cross culture caprese salad - tomato, slices of baby brie and drizzled this sauce over top.... mmmmm! <BR> <BR> I also used it as a very liquidy salad dressing, everything i can thin... Wed, 24 Jun 2015 11:17:03 EST Turkish Carrots and Lentils - oct 2009 <link><BR>rrots-lentils-zeytinyagli-havu </link> <BR> <BR> I used harissa evoo, added a couple slices of serrano, halved the recipe to try it, doubled the aleppo - would double it again. <BR> <BR> The yogurt and dill adds a nice flavor to it all. Sun, 21 Jun 2015 22:10:56 EST July 2015 Issue - Cooking Challenge So this issue didn't do too much for me, but these looked interesting... <BR> <BR> Nuac cham from the note from the editor - looks like the fish sauce that comes with Vietnamese food. <BR> <BR> slow cooker cioppino <BR> <BR> chili garlic shrimp with coconut rice and snap peas - and the rest of the use it 3 times thing! <BR> <BR> ripe summer tomato gratin (i don't know where they get their tomatoes by plans are just making flowers right now...) <BR> <BR> what does everyone else thing loo... Fri, 19 Jun 2015 11:59:10 EST Ginger Steak - Sept 2014 <link><BR>er-steak-sesame-rice </link> <BR> <BR> Meh... weird sushi kinda soy sauce... and the slaw was meh... Mon, 15 Jun 2015 22:15:18 EST June 2015 Issue - Cooking Challenge I'm woe-fully behind on my reading... <BR> <BR> Anyone read through it and picked any to try? Fri, 5 Jun 2015 11:51:44 EST Metabolism busters? Hello peeps <BR> <BR> I'm hitting a wall regarding my metabolism and am looking to ramp up the protein in my meals. <BR> Anyone have some suggestions for CL meals with higher protein that carbs? Tryying to get 30, 30, 30 - fat, protein, carb ratio - or obviously less fat but higher protein than carbs if possible... <BR> <BR> But if anyone has some high protein recipes they enjoy from CL (or other places) let me know! Fri, 5 Jun 2015 11:46:06 EST Broccoli Chicken-Quinoa Casserole w/Cheddar Oct 14<BR>uinoa-casserole <BR> <BR> I have made this a few times now and love it just as much as the first time! I added a lot more chicken (actually had 3 cups leftover cooked turkey in my freezer...) because I wanted to bump up the protein content. I didn't have to adjust the remainder of the recipe. It is delicious and even my BF raved about it. (He's never even heard of quinoa....). It makes a generous portion and is a keeper for sure! <BR> <BR> ... Thu, 4 Jun 2015 08:04:05 EST Korean Chicken Lettuce Wraps - Jan 2015 <link><BR>cken-lettuce-wraps </link> <BR> <BR> I made this for dinner, it's been on the list forever, finally found the "gochujang sauce" - i got a jar with 32 ounces, so i'll be making this quite a bit! <BR> <BR> I made the sauce once for the marinade and then remade it for sauce. Hubby used it as a sauce over the chicken on "korean tacos" on cauliflower tortillas, i used it as a "salad" dressing on lettuce. <BR> <BR> Both were amazing! This ... Thu, 30 Apr 2015 22:08:13 EST Black Bean Cilantro Rice - June 2014 <link><BR>-cilantro-rice#mr-livefyre-ratings </link> <BR> <BR> Meh. Not really worth the time... if you really want to, char the garlic so you can eat it with the beans. Wed, 29 Apr 2015 22:53:05 EST Minced Beef w/ Bok Choy and fried egg - march 2015 <link><BR>f-bok-choy-fried-egg </link> <BR> <BR> I'm a little behind on the "current" issue, but i finally got to this recipe from march and wowza <BR> <BR> This is definitely into the rotation! <BR> <BR> Definitely use ground beef, i used sambal (chili garlic paste) for the thai chili past, and i did fried eggs instead of how they suggested, and the dash of siracha on the top was a lovely touch! <BR> <BR> The beef takes much longer than 2 min... Tue, 28 Apr 2015 21:29:28 EST Miso-Garlic Broiled Eggplant - September 2002 <link><BR>c-broiled-eggplant </link> <BR> <BR> Tried this with regular eggplant, rice vinegar instead of mirin. <BR> <BR> Regular eggplant was a little too bitter for me, i ended up pan frying with some onions after... <BR> <BR> I think this would be fabulous as a marinade for tofu! Sun, 26 Apr 2015 20:39:25 EST Spiced coconut red lentil soup - oct 2008 <link><BR>ed-coconut-red-lentil-soup </link> <BR> <BR> Decided to give this a try on a rainy sunday. I did a half recipe and it sill made enough for 4 servings. <BR> <BR> It was easy and pretty quick. I did use a whisk instead of a blender since red lentil soften so quickly. <BR> <BR> I found it a bit lacking... i needed some heat or maybe some lime zest... <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 26 Apr 2015 16:41:13 EST Lemon-Cornmeal Cookies - May 2008 <link><BR>n-cornmeal-cookies </link> <BR> <BR> Decided to give this recipe a whirl. Would use more zest next time. <BR> <BR> I used the smaller of the cookies scoops available out there, and got 32 cookies. <BR> <BR> I also used a silpat, not need for parchment paper! (go green!) <BR> <BR> Not amazing, but good for those that can't do chocolate and don't like too sweet! <BR> <BR> Sun, 26 Apr 2015 12:14:57 EST White Cheddar Chive Potato Soup - January 2015 <link><BR>e-cheddar-chive-potato-soup </link> <BR> <BR> Decided to do a meatless monday and voted this one into the plan... <BR> <BR> Alas... meh. I added red pepper flakes and ended up having to dust it with "slap ya mama" cajun spice mix to make it tasty. <BR> <BR> All in all, it is what it is... potato soup. Mon, 20 Apr 2015 21:19:38 EST May 2015 Issue - Cooking Challenge I haven't had a chance to look yet (just got home from a work trip and it arrived while i was away) . <BR> <BR> Anyone find anything they are excited about?? Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:15:32 EST Honey-Orange Pork Tenderloin - Dec 2012 <link><BR>e-pork-tenderloin </link> <BR> <BR> After the chili-rubbed pork tenderloin the other night I had a pound of tenderloin leftover, so thought I'd try this. It wasn't bad.. wasn't great. The flavor was good, but not very strong.. .. the sauce left more flavor stuck to the bottom of the pan than it did on the meat itself.. if I made again I'd make extra sauce to spoon over each serving. Still... it was very quick to put together and cooked up ... Wed, 15 Apr 2015 08:22:18 EST Chili-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin from CL June 2012 <BR> <BR> <link><BR>d-pork-tenderloin </link> <BR> <BR> This was a hit. Just a quick rub for a pork tenderloin before throwing it on the grill. In the end, it sat in the rub/marinade for about an hour, though the recipe didn't specify any particular length of time. Good flavor and just a few minutes to put together.. will definitely make again. Tue, 14 Apr 2015 13:50:41 EST Spanish Almonds - Aug 2007 <link><BR>ish-almonds </link> <BR> I"m always looking for different ways to roast and make my own nuts! <BR> <BR> This was tasty right out of the oven with sea salt, but once i attempted to store them... all the salt fell off... booo... the salt really makes it. <BR> <BR> So, tasty if you can serve right to your guests! Tue, 7 Apr 2015 12:57:25 EST Berry Lemonade Bars - March 2005 <link><BR>y-lemonade-bars </link> <BR> <BR> I used frozen fruit, mixed berry. If you use frozen berry use more than the exact measurement, you can always dump some of the liquid! <BR> <BR> The crust - press it into the pan - don't believe the lightly press! <BR> <BR> Yeah, it ain't pretty like the other reviewers stated, but i can't believe anyone has made a pretty lemon bar. <BR> <BR> I'd definitely pick a different recipe, but this one will do in a ... Wed, 1 Apr 2015 23:08:24 EST Empanaditas con Papas y Chorizo (Little Empanadas) Empanaditas con Papas y Chorizo (Little Empanadas with Potatoes and Chorizo) <BR> <BR> <link><BR>s-con-papas-y-chorizo-little-empanadas<BR>-with-potatoes-chorizo </link> <BR> <BR> It was ok. I tried different thicknesses... It tasted like a cracker around the filling... anh. <BR> <BR> Can't say i'd do this again... <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 22 Mar 2015 22:30:06 EST Slow Cooker French Onion Soup from CL April 2015 <BR> recipe: <link><BR>-french-onion-soup </link> <BR> <BR> This was a good basic recipe.. though using both sweet onions and sugar in the caramelization I think made the end product a little on the sweet side for us. I've caramelized onions in the slow cooker many times with just a bit of salt and a drizzle of oil with very good results, and would go that route instead if I were to make this again. <BR> <BR> Also.. I thought the f... Wed, 18 Mar 2015 21:49:21 EST Orange Sesame Dressing <link><BR>ge-sesame-salad-dressing </link> <BR> <BR> Decided to try something new and interesting for my salads... As others mentioned, pretty light, maybe limit the oj, up the oil - which i guess defeats the purpose...? Mon, 16 Mar 2015 22:40:51 EST Chicken Quinoa Salad with Arugula (March 2015) I made the chicken quinoa salad. I didn't use basil or pistachios (not on hand), so I used mint instead and didn't use any nuts. Sooo goood!!! I used red and white quinoa, and actually while cooking it I added dill and a few bay leaves for flavor. Other than what I subbed and omitted, I won't be changing this recipe. It's pretty good, and healthy, and hearty. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Mon, 16 Mar 2015 01:33:47 EST April 2015 Issue - Cooking Challenge Has anyone read thru this and come up with some suggestions for the group? <BR> <BR> Sun, 15 Mar 2015 10:38:57 EST March 2015 Issues - Cooking Challenge Hello team members! <BR> <BR> Let's pick a recipe or 2 from this month (i'm not behind already am i?) and we can all attempt to cook it and see what we think! <BR> <BR> Ones that caught my eye: <BR> Minced beef with boc choi and fried egg <BR> Slow cooker tucan white bean soup <BR> Creamy polenta with mushrooms chickpeas and olives <BR> White cheddar and chive potato soup <BR> <BR> Anyone else have any thoughts? Thu, 12 Mar 2015 00:28:57 EST Black Pepper Shrimp - may 2007 <link><BR>er-shrimp </link> <BR> <BR> I was excited about this recipe! I limited the chicken broth since other said it was too soupy. <BR> Fresh ground pepper i did... but the output... ugh. <BR> <BR> Definitely not a re-do. Tue, 10 Mar 2015 11:53:22 EST One-Pot Pasta with Spinach and Tomatoes <link><BR>hniques/how-to-make-one-pot-pasta-spin<BR>ach-tomatoes </link> <BR> <BR> Made this last night, it was pretty good. I didn't have spaghetti, so I used fettuchini pasta instead. I also used tomato sauce instead of canned tomatoes (also didn't have canned tomatoes), and chopped up a cup and half of cherry tomatoes. This was pretty good, and super easy. One pot to clean! WIN! Mon, 23 Feb 2015 16:37:01 EST Szechuan Spicy Noodles - May 2007 <link><BR>huan-spicy-noodles-with-carrot-cucumbe<BR>r-relish </link> <BR> <BR> I found this recipe to be ok without any extra relish, instead i added asian slow and tomatoes and oh my goodness! It needs the extra but then flourishes! I updated the garlic chili (double) and added a serrano to the pork Pretty quick and easy, i used crunchy peanut butter, and mixed the noodles into the pan instead of pouring over, so i could control the amount of noodle to ... Sun, 8 Feb 2015 21:33:11 EST Chocolate and Peppermint Cookies - Nov 1014 <link><BR>peppermint-cookies-1 </link> <BR> <BR> Pretty easy recipe to make. I used candy canes and crushed them with a meat tenderizer. I'm all class! <BR> <BR> I didn't have peppermint extract, but i think the candies did the trick. <BR> <BR> I used the smaller cookie scooper and since they don't spread a ton was able to offset them and get over 16 per sheet. <BR> <BR> A nice addition to christmas cookie baking! Thu, 29 Jan 2015 22:21:42 EST Chocolate Chip Coconut Oatmeal cookie - sept 2008 <link><BR>coconut-oatmeal-cookies#reviewForm </link> <BR> <BR> I thought this recipe was great, but that they made it too complicated! <BR> I went with chocoalte chips. Cause that is what i like and have on hand. <BR> I used a silpat, cause cookies slide right off <BR> I would not plop the dough on a lightly floured surface next time - i would simply use a cookie scoop and roll that in my hands before placing on silpat. <BR> Could make waaay more... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 21:47:17 EST Chocolate Chip Dutch Baby - jan 2004 <link><BR>chip-dutch-baby </link> <BR> <BR> I've had this in the to-do pile - FOR-EVER! <BR> <BR> Finally had milk in the house! Didn't have a cast iron skillet... nor did i have a 9 inch pan ... <BR> So i used a 10 inch plan, wrapped the handle in foil and decided to give it a go. <BR> <BR> In hind sight - i should have used the 9.5 inch dutch oven... <BR> <BR> All in all it come out great - but i think i overdid the pan's handles abilit... Sun, 4 Jan 2015 13:43:51 EST Dal with Ghee, Cumin, and Mustard Seeds - Jan 2007 Dal with Ghee, Cumin, and Mustard Seeds <BR> <BR> <link><BR>hee-cumin-mustard-seeds </link> <BR> <BR> I've had much better ways to cook lentils, this was interesting just for the learning experience of making ghee, but adding it was definitely not worth the calorie bump. And it makes a TON! Fri, 2 Jan 2015 11:23:44 EST Baguette - April 2001 <link> </link> <BR> <BR> I needed some great to go with the cheezy pasta bake (i'll post that next) <BR> <BR> This was extremely easy to make, the salt was a great addition, the water at the bottom of the oven was weird, but kinda empowering... hahaha <BR> <BR> It's a nice piece of bread that you make yourself and enjoy! Keep it in the microwave and eat it within a day, or perhaps freeze a loaf - now why didn't i think of that earlier?? Thu, 1 Jan 2015 23:52:00 EST Chicken Stir Fry with Peanut Sauce - Nov 2014 <link><BR>ken-stir-fry-1 </link> <BR> <BR> Decided to give this one a whirl! I didn't have broccoli, but i did have mini peppers, so i cut some in slices and some in strips. I didn't have tenders, so i cut the chicken in cubes- hubby likes more "char" to inner flesh, so we wok-ed it for more like 5-10 minutes to get some nice grill textures. <BR> <BR> Hubby thought the lime was too much - so probably skip the zest next time. And i upped the siracha to... Mon, 29 Dec 2014 12:11:12 EST Tangy Asian Meatballs - dec 2010<BR>n-meatballs <BR> <BR> It was ok. I used kirkland frozen meatballs. The recipe was ready in the 4 hours advertised. Friends enjoyed the results, i thought it was just ok. Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:40:34 EST Korean Barbecue Burgers - August 2007 Hi: <BR> <BR> I REALLY wanted to like this burger. It has all the components that should make it great, sesame oil, ginger, green onions... Sadly, I just didn't care for it. They are super easy to make and freeze well but I just did not care for the flavor. It received 5 stars on <BR> <BR> Servings: 6 <BR> Calories: 343 <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ecue-burgers </link> Fri, 14 Nov 2014 09:25:35 EST Grilled Turkey, Apple, and Cheddar Sandwiches <link><BR>e-cheddar-sandwiches </link> <BR> <BR> I could not find mango chutney anywhere, but I found some kind of mango hot sauce so I used a little of that. I enjoyed this! It was filling and looked big. I don't like feeling like I'm depriving myself, and I definitely don't feel that way after eating this. Sun, 9 Nov 2014 17:12:14 EST Bacon and Cheese Custards - May 2014<BR>se-custards <BR> <BR> Bacon and Cheese Custards - may 2014 <BR> <BR> As is typical, i can't stop myself from changing up a recipe. I swapped the red pepper for a hatch chili in my "veggie box", added a serrano, had almond milk, so used that, and i didn't have swiss but i did have mozzarella... <BR> <BR> What i needed to know - what would have made it better would have been to mix everything in the ramekin once the egg/milk mixture was in. <BR>... Sun, 9 Nov 2014 15:16:34 EST Cooking Light Diet Hello! <BR> <BR> Have any of you seen the ads for the Cooking Light Diet? I decided to sign up on a whim yesterday. It's about $4or $5/week and provides meal plans for every meal, not just dinner like the Sunday Strategist. At first I was disappointed, as there is not much to it. I could just as easily make my own meal plan. But a day into it and I'm feeling like I'm getting my motivation back. There aren't many features. Just a meal plan. Not even any tracking. But you get a calori... Tue, 4 Nov 2014 00:32:38 EST Spicy Shrimp and Grits - March 2010 Found this wonderful item, it's been on the todo for a while! I halved the grits, quartered the onion, added a hatch chili. Other veggies could be added with ease! The taste was great and enjoyable. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>mp-grits </link> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 23:18:56 EST Pan-Roasted Chic Cutlets w/Maple-Mustard Dill Sauc Hi: <BR> <BR> This one is from November 2006. This is a quick and easy recipe to make. I bought the thin-sliced chicken breasts so it was even easier. The sauce is good, although I think the orange zest is a little overpowering. The sauce is a bbq sauce thickness which makes it nice on the chicken. Not too sweet with the maple syrup. Will try again, maybe without the orange zest. <BR> <BR> Calories: 287 <BR> Servings: 4 <BR> <BR> <link><BR>-chi... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 06:54:03 EST Koren-style beef tacos - june 2012 Korean-style beef tacos <BR> <BR> <link><BR>an-style-beef-tacos </link> <BR> <BR> Been meaning to make this one for a while, and all i can say, is - a-mazing! <BR> We could have grilled it, but i didn't feel like threading all the little pieces of meat, so i decided to pop it under the broiler, what a great idea! <BR> <BR> I put foil in a jelly pan and then put cooking rack over it, sprayed on cooking spray, put the meat on the rack for 6 minutes, then... Sun, 19 Oct 2014 20:49:08 EST Easy Elk Chili - October 2006 Hi: <BR> <BR> First time using elk in anything. This is a pretty good chili and as the title suggests, it is very easy to make. Not a thick chili but has nice heat from the chipotle powder. I don't think that the elk has that strong of a flavor and it can easily be replaced with venison, beef or buffalo. It freezes beautifully and, as with most chilis, is better the next day. <BR> <BR> Servings: 6 <BR> Calories: 282 <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ili-100000... Wed, 8 Oct 2014 15:05:45 EST Chunky Vegetarian Chili - December 2003 Hi: <BR> <BR> Tried this one but, it wasn't my favorite. It freezes well and is good but not great. The recipe didn't add any liquid so I added water or else you would end up with a pot of beans. This recipe go really good reviews on My but it is not a keep for me. Let me know if anyone tries it. <BR> <BR> Calories: 257 <BR> Servings: 8 <BR> <link><BR>tarian-chili-10000000554690/ </link> Mon, 6 Oct 2014 11:26:47 EST Italian Meatball Burgers - August 2007 Hi: <BR> <BR> This one is super, super easy and quick to make. The flavor is great!! Would make wonderful meatballs as well over pasta with sauce. I liked that it is different from your standard burger with the Italian sausage and the pasta sauce. Hope you will give it a try. Kids would love this burger!! <BR> <BR> Calories: 375 (with bun) <BR> Servings: 6 <BR> <BR> <link><BR>tball-burgers-10000001646412/ </link> Mon, 6 Oct 2014 11:20:08 EST Rich Mushroom Soup - October 2004 Hi: <BR> <BR> So, here's a question, does a soup have to be beautiful to taste good? Happily the answer to this question is no! This is definitely not a pretty soup but, boy is it tasty! It has a nice mushroom flavor and is very hearty. I like the nutty flavor of the soup. I added the sherry and I think it is a nice addition to the soup. Hope you will try this ugly but oh so tasty soup. <BR> <BR> Calories: 114 <BR> Servings: 8 <BR> <BR> <link><... Mon, 6 Oct 2014 11:11:44 EST Sausage Polenta Breakfast Casserole - dec 2012 I woke up wanting something interesting for breakfast. I went to "my recipes" and my folder to try - breakfast and this was the first item! I had 2 buffalo sausage and some spanish chorrizo in the fridge, no green onion, but i never so, but i did have some chopped red onion in the freezer. <BR> I skipped the thyme as other suggested it was too overpowering, added a jalapeno, used a bigger pan as other suggested, and didn't do the overnight thing - straight from 15 minute rest to the oven. It ... Sun, 21 Sep 2014 13:07:05 EST Roasted Garlic Mac & Cheese (Oct 2014) Recipe Link: <link><BR>lic-mac-cheese-50400000137545/ </link> <BR> <BR> I made this on Sunday night. The overall flavor was good. The milk, flour & cheese combination created a nice sauce - however, I think I may have scorched it a little. Even though I stirred the milk mixture while it was cooking, when I took it off the heat to let it cool and started squeezing out the garlic, a brown skin formed on the sides and bottom of my sauce pan. <BR> <BR>... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:34:02 EST Beef Stroganoff - April 2007 Hi: <BR> <BR> Tried this one last week and it is a good one. I really liked the flavor and I am giving some of the credit to the dry sherry. The texture is nice and creamy and it makes a nice amount of sauce which is always a plus. The servings are a little small but not too bad. Was quick and easy to make. Will definitely make again. <BR> <BR> Servings: 6 <BR> Calories: 352 <BR> <BR> <link><BR>noff-10000001599646/ </link> Fri, 12 Sep 2014 12:46:27 EST Turkey Pies with Mashed Potato-Asiago Topping Hi: <BR> <BR> This recipe is from November 2006 and is a keeper. It is easy to make, the portions are decent and it freezes well (if you have the room for the ramekins. I really liked the flavor of the sauce with the sage and as Fall is fast approaching (can you believe it?), it would make a really nice dinner on a cold night. Plus, it would be an excellent way to use some of that leftover turkey and mashed potatoes after Thanksgiving. Definitely a keeper and I hope someone will try it. ... Fri, 5 Sep 2014 06:45:57 EST Spinach and Ham Stuffed Baked Potatoes - Sept 2014 <link><BR>-baked-potatoes-50400000136955/ </link> <BR> <BR> So, these were good. BUT, and that's a big but, I had a couple of issues. I probably need more practice scooping out the potatoes, because I had a big ol' mess on my hands, and some of the skins broke. It still tasted good though. I didn't have Greek yogurt, so I used sour cream, and I ended up adding extra since the mixture looked kind of dry. So, it might not have been as "light" as orig... Wed, 3 Sep 2014 15:20:53 EST Southwestern Chicken Chili - October 2006 HI: <BR> <BR> Tried this chili over the weekend. It is hearty and the portions are generous. It is easy to make and comes together relatively quickly. The flavor is good and, as with most chili, is better the next day. This chili freezes well and reheats nicely. <BR> <BR> Servings: four <BR> Calories: 311 <BR> <BR> <link><BR>n-chicken-chili-10000001536754/ </link> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:52:50 EST Beef and Vegetable Soup (Cocido) - October 2004 Hi: <BR> <BR> I wanted to make this soup for a while but none of the local grocery stores carried achiote paste. I really wish we had a Mexican market in the area! Finally ordered it on This soup was definitely work it. It has a nice flavor, freezes well and the portions are good. One word of caution is be careful when peeling the chayote squash as they are EXTREMELY slippery as you start to peel them. I actually left the peel on and it is fine. I am going to make this one... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 08:50:56 EST Individual Lasagna with spring veggies <link><BR>e-detail.asp?recipe=2787728 </link> <BR> <BR> Found this bad boy somewhere on the interwebs... I had some spinach and asparagus at the time, but didn't make, been trying to get back to it since then! <BR> <BR> Finally did - it takes waaaaay too many pans for the 4 small dishes it produces... <BR> I upped the veggies count, like a lot more spinach, and would actually double the peas if i were inclined to make it again. <BR> <BR> It called for... Mon, 18 Aug 2014 13:51:49 EST Spicy Asian Noodles with Chicken - March 2009 <link><BR>es-with-chicken-10000001880019/ </link> <BR> <BR> I made this this evening for the hubby - it's quick, it's easy, and it's just meh.... <BR> <BR> Hubby was pleased with the results, i thought we had made better dishes. <BR> <BR> I ended up having to poach the chicken, and had plenty of sauce... I tripled the sambal, but still...meh - no heat! <BR> <BR> Wed, 6 Aug 2014 21:10:09 EST All-American Chili - January 2003 Hi: <BR> <BR> I tried this one a few weeks ago. I have to chuckle that an "All-American Chili" contains Italian sauage. That said, it is pretty good. To me, the flavor is more Italian meat sauce than chili but, it is good. You can definitely taste the wine. Gets really good reviews on my It is worth a try. It freezes well and reheats nicely. <BR> <BR> Servings: 8 <BR> Calories: 286 <BR> <BR> <link><BR>n-chili-10000000438689/ </lin... Fri, 1 Aug 2014 07:53:14 EST Sloppy Joes - January 2004 Hi: <BR> <BR> Tried this one a few weeks ago. I like the flavor of this one and I think kids would like it. The only problem is the serving size which I think is really small. It is probably enough for a slider roll but not much more. It freezes well and reheats nicely. <BR> <BR> Servings: 12 <BR> Calories with bun: 202 <BR> <BR> <link><BR>-10000000577147/ </link> Fri, 1 Aug 2014 07:42:55 EST Mexican Chorizo Hash (Feb. 2014) Tried this one last night - super yummy! <BR> <BR> <link> <link><BR>rizo-hash-50400000133599/ </link> </link> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:43:02 EST Spiced Lentils and Poached eggs - oct 2012 <BR> <link><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) 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><BR>ta-pecorino-cheese-50400000135362/ </link> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:41:46 EST Blueberry Coffeecake with Almond Streusel (6/14) 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> offeecake-almond-streusel-50400000135376/ </link> Sun, 20 Jul 2014 10:43:42 EST Baked Black Beans with Chorizo - june 2011 Been holding onto this one for a while! Been on the todo list for months! <BR> <BR> <link><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 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 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><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 <link><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 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 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><BR>rd-coleslaw-10000001809093/ </link> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 14:09:49 EST Chicken and Wild Rice Salad with Almonds 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 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><BR>l.asp?recipe=276108... Wed, 25 Jun 2014 12:39:11 EST One Dish Barley, Wild Rice & Chicken Pilaf - Nov 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 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><BR>szechuan-steak-on-rice-100000... Thu, 12 Jun 2014 06:51:31 EST Shepherd's Pie - May 2003 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><BR>ie-10000001036179/ </link> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 10:07:04 EST Farro, Cherry & Walnut Salad - June 2014 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 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><BR>-chips-retro-10000000780397/ </link> Tue, 3 Jun 2014 06:37:50 EST Pork Posole - October 2004 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><BR>-10000000701052/ </link> Tue, 3 Jun 2014 06:27:52 EST Pinto Bean Chili w/Corn and Winter Squash 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><BR>chili-with-corn-winter-squash-10000000<BR>701095/ </link> Tue, 3 Jun 2014 06:20:42 EST Date & Almond Cake - gluten free 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><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 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><BR>-with-creamy-mushroom-sauce-1000000159<BR>1079/ </link> Tue, 13 May 2014 06:19:32 EST Jamaican Banana Bread - March 1997 <link><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 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 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><BR>rd-glazed-chicken-50400000118599/ </link> Wed, 7 May 2014 11:53:23 EST Tex Mex Chicken Soup 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><BR>cken-soup-50400000121376/ </link> Wed, 7 May 2014 11:51:33 EST Cheesy Meatloaf Minis 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><BR>-loaf-minis-50400000109591/ </link> Wed, 7 May 2014 11:49:56 EST Chicken Cutlets with Tarragon Mushroom Sauce 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><BR>ragon-mushroom-sauce-50400000126802/ </link> Wed, 7 May 2014 11:45:55 EST I need your thoughts on kale... 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 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 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><BR>-chili-10000001654650/ </link> Fri, 2 May 2014 06:56:43 EST Tofu with Red Peppers & Black Bean Paste - May 05<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 <link><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) 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><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 <link><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<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<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 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><BR>a-10000000698624/ </link> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 07:30:34 EST Weeknight Meal Planner 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><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 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 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?? <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 from <BR> link: <link><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 From CL January 2011 <BR> recipe: <link><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<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 from: <BR> link: <link><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 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><BR>en-chili-10000000701089/ </link> Tue, 1 Apr 2014 16:47:40 EST Poblano- Jalapeno Chili - March 2012 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><BR>apeno-chili-50400000119691/ </link> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 17:21:46 EST Chiken Panini with Fig Jam - January 2007 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><BR>ini-with-fig-jam-10000001571474/ </lin... Mon, 24 Mar 2014 07:35:01 EST Calabaza and Poblano Stew - October 2004 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 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> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 16:14:00 EST Thai-Style Stir-Fried Chicken - December 2004 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 from CL October 2005 <BR> <BR> recipe: <link><BR>rbon-10000001108285/ </link> <BR> video: <link><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<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 From CL Jan 2012 <BR> <BR> Recipe: <link><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 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 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><BR>e-detail.asp?recipe=2674884 </link> <BR> <BR> And here is my other version <BR> <link> 4/02/cheeseburger-soup-crockpot/ </link> Thu, 6 Feb 2014 23:20:06 EST Chicken Piccata - October 2004 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 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 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 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 Tofu Steaks with Red Pepper-Walnut Sauce <BR><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 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><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) I actually found this recipe in my CL Slow Cooker Cookbook. (I posted a review under that topic as well). <BR> <link><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 LOVE this! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>d-goat-cheese-50400000126787/ </link> <BR> <BR> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 12:41:07 EST Shredded Beef and Mushroom Ragu - May 2007 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><BR>ef-mushroom-ragu-10000001611721/ </link> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 07:06:26 EST Pork Tenderloin Paprikash with Egg Noodles 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><BR>loin-paprikash-50400000132... Sun, 12 Jan 2014 13:31:35 EST Shrimp & Broccoli Scampi <link><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 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 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><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 I made this as part of a Christmas dinner buffet. <BR> <link><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 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><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 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><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 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><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 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 Fiery Tofu and Coconut Curry Soup <BR> <BR> <link><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 <link><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 <link><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 Spaghetti Squash Fritters with Sriracha Mayonnaise <BR> October 2013 <BR> <BR> <link><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 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><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 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 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 Granola Cookie Wedges: <BR> <link><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 When the CSA gives you eggplant and zucchini, make eggplant zucchini lasagna, I always say <em>211</em> <BR> <link><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 I added my version to SP site:<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 from CL April 2012 <BR> chicken recipe: <link><BR>-chicken-50400000120262/ </link> <BR> chicken video: <link><BR>-chicken-50400000120262/ </link> <BR> rice recipe: <BR> <link><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) 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><BR>dle-salad-50400000121386/ </link> Mon, 8 Jul 2013 15:01:40 EST Lemony Grilled Shrimp Salad (Aug 2012) 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><BR>led-shrimp-salad-50400000122916/ </link> Fri, 7 Jun 2013 15:26:06 EST Baby Potatoes w Arugula Pesto (June 2013) 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><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 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 Five-Spice Tilapia with Citrus Ponzu Sauce <BR> <BR><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 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><BR>ugula-pita-sandwiches-50400000127551/ </link> Mon, 20 May 2013 12:10:20 EST Leek and Cheddar Pancakes - Dec 2006 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><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 * * * 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><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 from CL March 2007 <BR> recipe: <link><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 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) Shrimp Pad Thai - March 2011 <BR><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 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><BR>fle-scented-white-bean-soup-1000000108<BR>7056/ </link> Tue, 2 Apr 2013 21:52:24 EST Sparkpeople Cookbook 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<BR>ed-almonds-10000001941037/ <BR> <BR> and my version where i cut the sugar in 1/2 and added cayenne <BR><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 It was a snow day and i found this recipe and knew it would bring some spring into a very white day <BR> <BR><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<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 from Feb 28, 2013, though some credit is given at the bottom of the recipe to Fine Cooking. <BR> <BR> link: <link><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 Chai Banana Bread - May 2012 <BR><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 Another delicious lasagna dish: <link><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 A nice meatless pasta dish, just in time for Lent: <BR> <link><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 Again, I was trying to use up some extras - this time is was extra pumpkin. This recipe was almost too good. <BR> <link><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 I made this a while back when I had leftover potatoes and buttermilk. <BR> <link><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><BR>l.asp?recipe=2345492 </link>... Wed, 20 Feb 2013 12:46:10 EST Fish Tacos with Cabbage Slaw From CL July 2006 <BR> <link><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 Red Bell Pepper Frittata <BR><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 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) 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><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) 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><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) This recipe was very simple & surprisingly tasty. <BR> <BR> <link><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 We made this dish tonight: <BR> <link><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 Found this in the Rachel Ray magazine <BR> <BR> My version <BR> <link><BR>e-detail.asp?recipe=2331498 </link> <BR> <BR> Her version <BR> <link><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 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><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) 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><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 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><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 From CL Jan 2010 <BR> Recipe <link><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 from sort of.. <BR> recipe: <link><BR>nt-meringues.html </link> <BR> JoyOfBaking version: <link><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) From: VitamixEnthusiasts Yahoo group <BR> original recipe: <link><BR>xEnthusiasts/message/31248 </link> <BR> my copy: <link><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 <BR> from the SkinnyTaste site, Dec 2, 2012 <BR> recipe: <link><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 from CL December 2000 <BR> recipe: <link><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 Maple Mustard Glazed Chicken - January 2012 <BR><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 <link><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 This was one of those emails or recipes of the other day and i decided to try it. <BR> <BR><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 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><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 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><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 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><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 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><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<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 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><BR>tail.asp?recipe=895337 <BR> <BR> Or the real recipe is here <BR> Wed, 7 Nov 2012 12:18:04 EST Banana Oatmeal Bread Banana Oatmeal Bread <BR><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) I didn't travel far to find this recipe - It's here on SparkPeople. <BR> <BR> <link><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 from the Skinnytaste Website <BR> recipe: <link><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 From the website <BR> Recipe: <link><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<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 Honey Glazed Almonds - Nov 2011 <BR> <BR><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 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><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 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><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 Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies <BR><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 from CL Oct 2012 <BR> <BR> recipe: <link><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 from CL March 2007 <BR> <BR> recipe: <BR> <link><BR>-brushed-chicken-thighs-10000001591042<BR>/#reviewForm </link> <BR> video: <BR> <link><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 I found myself with some eggplant this weekend, and I made this Eggplant Parmesan: <BR> <link><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 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<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<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 <link><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 Here's another pressure cooker recipe. This time, I was using up tomatoes & basil from the garden. <BR> <link><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 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><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 <link><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 <link><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. from Cooking Light Jan 2003 <BR> link: <link><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 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 according to the CL site, this is from Cooking Light Gluten-Free Cookbook, Oxmoor House 2011 <BR> <BR> link: <link><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 from Cooking Light, JUNE 2005 <BR> link: <link><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 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><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 Bourbon Baked Beans - June 2010 <BR><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 I just made this for my lunch this week, and so far I love it. <BR> <BR> <link><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 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 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 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 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><BR>-pork-tenderloin-10000000355545/ </link> Sun, 10 Jun 2012 16:15:40 EST Chicken with Rosemary Sauce from CL April 2002 <BR> <BR> recipe: <BR><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 I made this recipe for a barbecue on Sunday. <BR> <BR> <link><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 from CL Oct 2005 <BR> <BR> recipe: <BR><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 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 from CL August 2007 <BR> <BR> recipe: <BR><BR>ed-shrimp-with-spicy-orange-sauce-1000<BR>0001646432/ <BR> <BR> video: <BR><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 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><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 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><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 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><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 <link><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 recipe: <BR><BR>ps-marsala-10000001599630/ <BR> <BR> video: <BR><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 <link><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 <BR> <link><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<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 Cajun Quiche in a Rice Crust - Jan 2006 <BR><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 from CL January 2010 <BR> <BR> recipe: <BR> <link><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 Baked Feta with Kale Pesto - Feb 2012 <BR> <BR> Another winner - i'm back on a streak! <BR> <BR><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 from CL Jan 2006 <BR> recipe: <BR> <link><BR>-noodle-bake-10000001141964/ </link> <BR> video: <BR> <link><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 from CL Oct 2009 <BR> recipe: <BR> <link><BR>ciatore-10000001924676/ </link> <BR> video: <BR> <link><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 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><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<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 Bacon-Corn Chowder with Shrimp - August 2011 <BR><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<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<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 from CL January 2010 <BR> <link><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) 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><BR>cheese-enchiladas-50400000115829/ </link> Fri, 2 Mar 2012 16:27:44 EST Black Bean Enchiladas (Sept. 2011) 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><BR>cheese-enchiladas-50400000115829/ </link> Fri, 2 Mar 2012 16:23:16 EST Beef Pot Roast & Gravy - Sept 2010 I finally dusted off my stack of Cooking Light mags (and my pressure cooker) and made this Beef Pot Roast & Gravy: <BR> <BR> <link><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 from CL October 2001 <BR> recipe: <BR> <link><BR>k-cutlets-10000000701098/ </link> <BR> video: <BR> <link><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 from CL November 2002 <BR> <link><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 White Bean Chili and Hominy - December 2011 <BR><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 from CL December 2007 <BR> <BR> recipe: <BR> <link><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 from CL January 2011 <BR> <BR> recipe: <BR> <link><BR>-loaf-minis-50400000109591/ </link> <BR> video: <BR> <link><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 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><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 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><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 from CL March 2002 <BR> <BR> recipe: <BR> <link><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 from CL June 2001 <BR> <BR> recipe: <link><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 from CL April 2010 <BR> <BR> video: <BR> <link><BR>ner-tonight/how-to-cook-spaghetti-with<BR>-sausage-simple-tomato-sauce-10000001974472/ </link> <BR> <BR> recipe: <BR> <link><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 from CL March 2005 <BR> <BR> recipe: <BR> <link><BR>k-tenderloin-medallions-with-dried-cra<BR>nberry-sauce-10000001031660/ </link> <BR> <BR> video: <BR> <link><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 from CL January 2010 <BR> recipe: <BR> <link><BR>with-peppered-mushroom-gravy-100000019<BR>49742/ </link> <BR> video: <BR> <link><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 Spicy Orange Beef - January 2004 <BR><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 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><BR>gi... Sun, 8 Jan 2012 13:56:19 EST Warm Cranberr y-Walnut Brie The last of our Holiday Appetizer recipe try-outs.. <BR> <BR> from CL Sept 2009 <BR> <link><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 from CL Dec 2011 <BR> <link><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 from CL November 2009 <BR> <link><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 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><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 I was almost certain that I had reviewed this recipe before, but I can't find the thread. <BR> <BR> <link><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 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><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 <link><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 Tex-Mex Black Bean Dip - June 1998 <BR><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 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><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 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><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 We actually made this dish several weeks ago. <BR> Here is the recipe link: <BR> <link><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 from CL Nov 2006 <BR> <BR> Recipe: <BR> <link><BR>hrooms-garlic-white-wine-sauce-1000000<BR>1545708/ </link> <BR> <BR> Video: <BR> <link><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 From Cooking Light Nov 1995 <BR> <link><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 from Cooking Light January 2006 <BR> <BR> <link><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 from Cooking Light October 2010 <BR> <BR> recipe: <BR> <link><BR>ovolone-patty-melts-10000002012768/ </link> <BR> video: <BR> <link><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 from CL May 2009 <BR> recipe: <BR> <link><BR>hews-10000001891929/ </link> <BR> <BR> video: <BR> <link><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 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><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 I made these last night to take to work this morning. <BR> <BR> <link><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 from Cooking Light Superfast Suppers, published by Oxmoor House 2003 <BR> <link><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