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7/12/13 7:35 A

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Two Ingredient Lemon Bars.....

1 box angel food cake mix (I use Betty Crocker)
2 cans lemon pie filling

Mix dry cake mix and cans of pie filling together in large bowl.

Pour into greased 9 x 13″ baking pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until top is starting to brown.
NOTE...Mine took the full 25 minutes to get done and did not brown on top at all :))
Cool on wire rack and sprinkle with powdered sugar. It has a melt in your mouth spongy texture.
I have come across this recipe in a few different places so thanks to those who shared this yummy recipe!


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7/12/13 7:34 A

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Apple Praline Bread

Ingredients:
1 cup sour cream
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups Granny Smith apples, peeled and finely chopped
1 cup nuts (walnut or pecan or a combo), divided

For the praline sauce:
¼ cup brown sugar and ¼ cup butter

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf pan. Set aside. (I used stoneware loaf pan for perfect cooking)

Using an electric mixer beat together the sour cream, sugar, eggs and vanilla on low speed for a couple of minutes until well blended. Stop the mixer and then add in the flour, leavening agents and salt. Continue to beat on low until well combined.

Fold in the apples and half the nuts into the batter. Transfer the batter into the greased loaf pan.
Sprinkle the rest of the nuts on top and then press them lightly into the batter. Bake for about 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Cool in the loaf pan for about 20-30 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. So it doesn't get too dark, I suggest using a light colored loaf pan.

For the praline sauce:

In a small sauce pan, place the butter and brown sugar. Using medium heat, bring to a boil. Lower the heat and then simmer lightly for about one minute, stirring constantly until the sauce thickens. Remove from heat and then drizzle over the bread. Cool completely.


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9/23/11 6:12 P

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars
Ingredients
• ½ cup stick butter or margarine, softened
• 1 cup Equal Sugar
• 1/3 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
• ½ cup 2% milk
• ½ cup creamy peanut butter
• 1 egg
• 1 tsp vanilla extract
• 1 cup all-purpose flour
• ¾ cup quick oats, uncooked
• ½ tsp baking soda
• ¼ tsp salt
• ¾ cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
Directions
1. Beat butter, Equal, and brown sugar until well combined. Stir in milk, peanut butter, egg and vanilla until blended.
2. Gradually mix in flour, oats, baking soda, and salt until well blended. Stir in chocolate chips.
3. Spread mixture evenly in well-sprayed 13 x 9-inch baking pan. Bake in preheated 350° F oven 20 to 22 minutes.
4. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into squares; store in airtight container at room temperature.

Makes 48 servings. Per Serving: 1/2 Starch, 1 Fat, 2 Free.
Nutrition Info Per Serving
Calories 75
Carbohydrate 8g
Protein 1g
Fat 5g
Cholesterol 10mg
Sodium 60mg


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8/22/11 9:23 P

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Sour Cream Dip with Fresh Fruit

Ingredients
• 2 Tbsp sugar
• 1/8 tsp Ground Cinnamon
• 1/8 tsp Ground Nutmeg
• 1/8 tsp Ground Allspice
• 1/8 tsp salt
• 1 cup light sour cream
• ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
• 1/8 tsp imitation rum extract
Directions
1. Place sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and salt in a small bowl and stir until well combined.
2. Place sour cream in separate bowl and stir sugar mixture into sour cream.
3. Add vanilla and rum extracts and stir.
4. Spoon into serving dish, cover, and refrigerate at least two hours.
5. Serve with your favorite fresh fruit.



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7/2/11 3:44 P

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Crockpot Cherry Cobbler
Ingredients
• 1 can cherry pie filling
• 1 cup reduced-fat biscuit baking mix
• 2 Tbsp sugar or substitute
• 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
• 1/3 cup skim milk
Instructions
Spray interior of slow cookers with nonstick spray, or lightly grease. Spoon cherry pie filling into crockpot and cook on high for half an hour. Whisk together dry ingredients, stir in milk until well combined. Spoon over cherry filling in crockpot and cook on low for an additional 2 to 3 hours.

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6/21/11 8:57 P

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Cool Ranch Snack Mix
Ingredients
• 1 package (.53 oz) dry French onion dip mix
• 3 tablespoons ranch salad dressing mix
• 2 tablespoons dried chives
• 9 cups Quaker Life Original Cereal
• 2 cups pretzel sticks or twists
• 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
Preparation
Combine dip mix, ranch salad dressing mix and chives. Set aside.
Place cereal in a large bowl. Add vegetable oil and mix gently to coat evenly.
Pour cereal into 2-gallon storage bag. Add dip mixture, toss gently until cereal is thoroughly coated.
Add pretzels and toss again.
Store in storage bag or airtight container


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5/23/11 7:28 P

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Pineapple Crisp

Vegetable Cooking Spray
One 20-ounce can crushed pineapple – in it’s own juice, undrained
3 eggs, beaten
......1/2 cup Splenda Granular
2 tablespoons flour
Pinch of salt
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
Pinch freshly grated nutmeg
1 1/2 cups Murray’s sugar free Pecan or regular Shortbread cookie crumbs
4 tablespoons butter, melted

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a 1 quart shallow baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.

In a large bowl combine the pineapple, eggs, Splenda, flour, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Pour into prepared dish.

In a small bowl stir together the cookie crumbs and melted butter. Spread over the pineapple mixture and gently press into fruit, slightly. Bake for 30 minutes, covered with foil. Remove foil and continue baking for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm. Makes 8 dessert servings.

Per Serving: Calories 178; Protein 5 g; Fat 6; Carbs 11 g; Sugar 2 g; Sodium 119 mgSee More

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4/4/11 3:41 P

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Raspberry Desserts

Raspberries are loaded with pectin, a type of fiber that can lower cholesterol; they also contain cancer fighting ellagic acid and carotenoids. One cup of raspberries is only 75 calories but has 7.5 grams of fiber and is rich in Vitamin C.

Frozen Raspberry Desserts

Ingredients:
2 (3.5-ounce) cartons vanilla fat-free pudding
1 cup whipped topping
1/2 cup raspberries
8 paper muffin liners

Directions:
Line 8 muffin cups with paper muffin liners. Fold together the fat-free pudding and whipped topping. Stir in raspberries. Divide mixture evenly among muffin cups; cover and freeze at least 2 hours.

Serve chilled.

Per serving: 39 calories, 8g carbohyrate, 0g protein, 0g fat.



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3/6/11 10:51 A

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Nectarine and Raspberry Sundaes

Have this for breakfast: Swap frozen yogurt for lowfat plain
Serves: 6

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: N/A

Nutrition Score per serving:
(1 sundae): 240 calories, 1 g fat (3% of calories), 0 g saturated fat, 54 g carbs, 6 g protein, 6 g fiber, 154 mg calcium, 1 mg iron, 74 mg sodium


3 cup fresh raspberries, divided
1/3 cup confectioners’ sugar
4 ripe nectarines, pitted and cubed
1 q nonfat all-natural
vanilla frozen yogurt

Directions
BLEND 2 cups raspberries and confectioners' sugar in a food processor until smooth.

STRAIN the sauce through a fine mesh sieve into a small bowl, pressing on the solids with a rubber spatula. Discard the solids; set sauce aside.

LAYER nectarines, frozen yogurt, and raspberry sauce in 6 glasses.

GARNISH with the remaining raspberries and serve immediately.


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1/1/11 1:26 P

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Lemon Pound cake

4 tablespoons flour
1 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 teaspoons grated lemon rind
4 tablespoons lemon juice
2 egg yolks, well beaten
1 cup milk
2 egg white


Heat oven to 350°F.

Mix the flour, sugar and salt. Stir in the lemon rind, juice, egg yolk and milk. Beat the egg white until it forms stiff peaks. Fold it into the juice and egg mixture.

Pour into 4 3" custard cups or a small round baking dish. Set the custard cups or baking dish in pan of hot water 1" deep. Bake for 50 minutes.

Serve warm or cold, with or without whipped cream.

Makes 4 servings





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12/2/10 10:07 P

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Ricotta and Coffee Cream

Main Ingredients:

Ricotta cheese: 2 cups (1 lb)
Coffee or espresso: 1/4 cup
Sugar: 1/3 cup
Kiwi: 1, diced


Directions:

1. Mash the ricotta in a bowl until soft.

2. Add sugar and coffee and mix well. Taste and adjust the sugar if necessary.

3. Spoon into dessert bowls and leave in the fridge for 2-3 hours.

4. Decorate with diced kiwi before serving.

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11/5/10 12:25 P

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Pineapple Carrot Squares

1/4 cup/60 mL honey

1 Tbsp/15 mL oil

1 tsp/5 mL vanilla

1 egg

1 cup/250 mL whole wheat flour

1 tsp/5 mL cinnamon

1 tsp/5 mL baking powder

1 tsp/5 mL baking soda

1 cup/250 mL finely grated carrot

2/3 cup/150 mL drained crushed unsweetened pineapple

1/2 cup/125 mL raisins

1/4 cup/60 mL milk

Preheat oven to 350F/180C.


Lightly grease a 13 x 9 inch (32 x 22 cm) baking pan.


In a large bowl, combine the honey, oil, vanilla and egg. Stir.


In a medium-sized bowl, combine the flour, cinnamon, baking powder and baking soda.


Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture. Stir to mix well.


Add the carrots, pineapple, raisins and milk. Mix well.


Pour the batter into the pan. Spread it out evenly.


Bake until the top is light brown (about 25 minutes).


Cut into squares.



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10/11/10 9:20 A

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After-School Butterscotch Brownies

Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Makes: 48 servings
Ingredients

2 1/4 cups (656 mL) all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon (5 mL) baking powder
1/2 teaspoon (2 mL) salt
1 cup (250 mL) butter or margarine, softened
3/4 cup packed SPLENDA® Brand Brown Sugar Blend
1 tablespoon (15 mL) vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1 (11 ounce) package (180 mL) butterscotch flavoured morsels, divided
1/2 cup (125 mL) chopped pecans
Directions
Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).
Combine flour, baking powder and salt in medium bowl; set aside.
Combine butter, SPLENDA® Brown Sugar Blend and vanilla in a large mixer bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy. Beat in eggs. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in 1 cup of the butterscotch morsels and the nuts. Spread into an ungreased 13 x 9-inch baking pan. Sprinkle with remaining 2/3 cup morsels.
Bake 30 to 40 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars.


Nutritional Information
Servings Per Recipe: 48

Amount Per Serving:
Calories: 120
Calories from Fat: 60
Total Fat: 7g
Saturated Fat: 4g
Cholesterol: 20mg
Sodium: 75mg
Total Carbs: 12g
Dietary Fiber: 0g
Sugars: 7g
Protein: 1g




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7/6/10 9:18 P

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Chocolate Nature Bars

• 1 cup chocolate chips
• 1 cup butterscotch chips
• 2 cups miniature marshmallows
• 1/3 cup honey
• 1 cup uncooked oats
• 1/2 cup dates
• 1/2 cup raisins
• 1/2 cup wheat germ
• 1/4 cup coconut
• 3/4 cup Grape-Nuts cereal
Directions
1. Melt all chips together in a double boiler or microwave.
2. Blend in Marshmallows and honey; will melt into liquid.
3. In a separate bowl, combine remaining ingredients.
4. Add chocolate mixture and mix well. May need to mix with your hands.
5. Pour into a 9 x 13 inch pan coated in vegetable oil cooking spray and pat down.
6. Cool in refrigerator. When partially cool, cut into bars. Serve at room temperature.



Easy Lemon Pie

• 1 graham cracker crust
• 2 (14 ounce) cans fat-free sweetened condensed milk
• 1 (12 ounce) container Cool Whip Topping
• 2 (6 g) packets lemon unsweetened Kool-Aid powdered drink mix
Directions
1. Stir together the milk, whip cream and lemon aid. Pour into pie crust chill and serve


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6/10/10 8:06 A

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Chocolate Popsicles

1.25 cup 1% milk
1 Tbsp cocoa powder
3 packets Splenda

Mix until smooth, pour into popsicle molds. Makes 4.


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5/2/10 9:52 A

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Lemon Fruit Dream

Prep Time:10 min
Start to Finish:10 min
Makes:6 servings (1/2 cup each)


1 can (11 oz) mandarin orange segments, drained
1 can (8 oz) pineapple chunks in juice, drained
2 bananas, cut in half lengthwise, then cut into 1-inch chunks
1/4 cup halved maraschino cherries, drained
1 container (6 oz) Yoplait® Thick & Creamy lemon supreme low-fat yogurt
1. In medium bowl, mix all ingredients.
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Nutrition Information
1 Serving: Calories 120 (Calories from Fat 0); Total Fat 1/2g (Saturated Fat 0g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 20mg; Total Carbohydrate 28g (Dietary Fiber 2g, Sugars 22g); Protein 2g Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 15%; Vitamin C 35%; Calcium 6%; Iron 2% Exchanges: 1 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Vegetable Carbohydrate Choices: 2


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3/20/10 7:57 A

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Peanut butter bars

Prep time: 30 minutes
Ingredients:
¼ c. margarine
1 10-oz. package marshmallows (gelatin-free)
6 c. puffed rice cereal
½ c. peanut butter chips
½ c. chocolate chips
½ c. peanuts, chopped
Utensils:
knife (you'll need help from your adult assistant)
measuring cups
stove (you'll need help from your adult assistant)
Directions:
1. Coat pan with nonstick cooking spray.
2. In a large saucepan, melt margarine and marshmallows over low heat, stirring occasionally.
3. Remove from heat and stir in remaining ingredients.
4. Stir until well coated.
5. Press mixture into pan.
6. Chill in refrigerator and cut into 2 x 1.5 inch bars.
Serves: 36
Serving size: one 2 x 1.5 inch bar


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2/28/10 12:02 P

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Chocolate chip Cookies

About 2 1/2 dozen cookies

Active Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients
3/4 cup rolled oats
1 cup whole-wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup canola oil
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup chocolate chips

Preparation
1.Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat 2 baking sheets with cooking spray.
2.Grind oats in a blender or food processor. Transfer to a medium bowl and stir in flour, baking soda and salt. Beat butter in a large bowl with an electric mixer until fluffy. Add oil, granulated sugar, brown sugar, egg and vanilla; beat until smooth and creamy. With the mixer running, add the dry ingredients, beating on low speed until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips.
3.Drop the dough by heaping teaspoonfuls, at least 1 inch apart, onto the prepared baking sheets. Bake cookies, 1 sheet at a time, until firm around the edges and golden on top, about 15 minutes. Cool the cookies for 2 minutes on the baking sheets, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.
Tips & Notes
Make Ahead Tip: Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to 2 months.
Nutrition
Per cookie: 99 calories; 5 g fat (2 g sat, 2 g mono); 11 mg cholesterol; 12 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 1 g fiber; 64 mg sodium; 55 mg potassium.

1 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1/3 starch, 1/3 other carbohydrate, 1 fat


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Chocolate & Peanut Butter Protein Bars

2 Level scoops of chocolate soy or whey-based protein powder
1 Tablespoon of natural peanut butter
1/4 Cup steel cut oatmeal*
4 Egg whites
1/4 Teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 Cup unsweetened applesauce

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Mix the egg whites and uncooked oatmeal. Add the remaining ingredients.
Spray a nonstick cooking spray in an 8"x8" baking dish. Spread the mixture in an even layer, over the bottom of the dish. Bake for about 20 minutes, or until the edge starts to pull away from the sides of the dish.

Let cool for 5 minutes and cut into bars.

Makes 9 bars.

Nutritional information-
Calories- 251
Protein- 34g
Fat- 7g
Carbohydrates- 13g




Easy Graham Cracker Brownies


2 cups graham cracker crumbs (approx. 32 squares). I like to use chocolate graham crackers.
1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp. baking powder
3/4 cup sunflower seeds
3/4 cup raisins
1/2 cup chocolate or white chips (optional)
Combine the graham cracker crumbs with the sweetened condensed milk. Stir in the nuts and raisins, and chips, if desired. (The batter will be very thick.) Put batter into a 9-inch square baking pan and bake for about 20-25 minutes at 350 or for about 6 minutes on high in the microwave. (Microwaves vary so watch the brownies carefully. Rotate about halfway through the cooking time.)
If using regular graham crackers and you are baking in the oven, watch for the brownies to turn golden brown.
*Note: To make these lower fat, use low-fat graham cracker crumbs, fat-free sweetened condensed milk and less sunflower seeds.



Double Chocolate Chip Fudge Brownies (Low Fat)


To make this recipe you will need the following ingredients:
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 1/2 cup flour
1/3-1/2 cup baking cocoa powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 egg
2 egg whites
1 1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat your oven to 350. In a large bowl, beat the eggs until frothy. Add the sugar, applesauce, and vanilla extract, and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Then combine the flour, cocoa, and salt and add the flour mixture and chocolate chips to the egg mixture. Stir it just until the dry ingredients are moistened. Pour the batter into a 11x7 baking dish coated with nonstick spray. Bake 30 minutes. Cool in the pan on a rack. Enjoy!
Makes 15 bars



Low Fat Chewy Fruit and Oatmeal Bars

This recipe yields 2 dozen bars.
Ingredients:
1/2-3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 8-oz container vanilla or plain low-fat yogurt
2 egg whites, lightly beaten
2 T. vegetable oil
2 T. fat-free milk
2 t. vanilla
1 1/2 cup flour
1 t. baking soda
1 t. ground cinnamon
1/2 t. salt (optional)
3 c. oats (old fashioned or quick, uncooked)
1 c. diced dried mixed fruit, raisins, or dried cranberries
Directions:
In a large bowl, combine the sugars, yogurt, egg whites, oil, milk and vanilla. Mix well. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt; mix well. Add to yogurt mixture; mix well. Stir in oats and fruit. Spread dough onto bottom of ungreased 9x13 pan and bake in a preheated 350 oven for 28-32 minutes or until lightly brown. Cool completely on wire rack. Cut into bars and store in a covered container.



Low Fat Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies
Ingredients:
1 c. pumpkin
2 egg whites, whipped
1 c. brown sugar, packed
1 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. cloves
3 c. rolled oats
1 c. raisins
Directions:
Spray baking sheet with cooking spray. In a large bowl combine pumpkin and egg whites. In a separate bowl combine sugar, flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, oats, and raisins. (Batter will be very dry at first.) Mix ingredients together just until moistened.

Drop cookies by tablespoonfuls onto prepared baking sheet, 2" apart. You can leave the cookies in the shape of a ball (the baked cookie will still be a ball) or flatten them out with the bottom of a glass before baking.

Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.



Pumpkin Granola Bars

Ingredients:

3/4 c. pumpkin puree
1 egg
1/4 c. butter at room temperature
1/4 c. honey
2 T. molasses
2 c. rolled oats
1/2 c. chopped peanuts, walnuts, or sunflower seeds
2 T. shredded, unsweetened coconut
1/4 c. wheat germ
1/2 t. ground cinnamon
1 T. grated orange rind

Blend the pumpkin, egg, butter, honey, and molasses in a mixing bowl or food processor. Add the oats, nuts, coconut, wheat germ, cinnamon, and orange rind, and mix well. Spread this mixture into a lightly greased 15 1/2-by-10 1/2-inch jelly-roll pan. Bake in a 350 oven for 40 minutes or until golden brown. While still warm, cut into 3-by-1 1/2-inch bars. For very crisp bars, remove from pan to wire rack and cool completely.

Yield: about 30 bars.



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Cheesy Pizza Mix

1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon dry spaghetti sauce mix
2 teaspoons garlic powder
8 cups Crispix cereal
4 cups pretzel nuggets
3 tablespoons vegetable oil

Combine Parmesan cheese, spaghetti sauce mix, and garlic powder. Set aside.

In a bag, combine Crispix cereal and pretzel nuggets. Pour oil over cereal mixture. Close bag and gently toss cereal mixture until well coated. Add Parmesan cheese mixture and close bag. Gently toss cereal mixture until well coated.

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No-Bake Raspberry-Lemon Bars

Prep
15 minute(s)
Ready in
4 hour(s) 10 minute(s)
Serves: 20



• 2 pkg. (170 g each) fresh raspberries(about 2-1/2 cups), divided
• 3/4 cup HONEY MAID Graham Crumbs
• 2 Tbsp. butter, melted
• 2 pkg. (250 g each) PHILADELPHIA Light Brick Cream Cheese, softened
• 1 jar (198 g) JET-PUFFED Marshmallow Creme
• 1 Tbsp. lemon juice

Reserve 20 of the raspberries for garnish; refrigerate until ready to use. Mix graham crumbs and butter until well blended; press firmly onto bottom of 9-inch square pan. Refrigerate until ready to use.
Beat cream cheese, marshmallow creme and lemon juice in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Stir in remaining raspberries; spread evenly over crust.
Refrigerate at least 4 hours. Cut into 20 bars. Top each bar with 1 of the reserved raspberries just before serving. Store in tightly covered container in refrigerator.

Typical valuesPer Serving
Energy130.0kcal
Protein2.0g
Carbohydrate15.0g
Fat7.0g
of which Saturated Fat4.0g
Fibre1.0g
Sodium0.2g



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Strawberry Mousse Squares

Prep
15 minute(s)
Ready in
1 hour(s) 45 minute(s)
Serves: 16

• 2/3 cup boiling water
• 1 pkg. (85 g) JELL-O Strawberry Jelly Powder
• 18 OREO Cookies, crushed
• 1/4 cup non-hydrogenated margarine, melted
• 1 pkg. (250 g) PHILADELPHIA Brick Cream Cheese, softened
• 2 cups thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, divided
• 3 cups small strawberries, sliced, divided

Stir boiling water into dry jelly powder in small bowl at least 2 min. until completely dissolved. Cool 5 min., stirring occasionally. Meanwhile, mix cookie crumbs and margarine; press onto bottom of 13x9-inch pan.
Beat cream cheese in large bowl with electric mixer until creamy. Gradually add jelly, beating well after each addition. Gently stir in 1-1/2 cups each of the whipped topping and strawberries. Spoon over crust.
Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm. Cover with remaining whipped topping. Serve topped with the remaining strawberries. Store leftovers in refrigerator.

Typical values Per Serving
Energy180.0kcal
Protein2.0g
Carbohydrate17.0g
of which Sugars12.0g
Fat12.0g
of which Saturated Fat7.0g
Fibre1.0g
Sodium0.2g


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Chocolate Chip Cookies
Makes: 24 cookies
Ingredients
1/3 cup (80 mL) margarine, softened
1 egg
1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla extract
2/3 cup (160 mL) SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated
3/4 cup (180 mL) all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp (2 mL) baking soda
1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt
1/2 cup (125 mL) semi-sweet chocolate chips
Directions
With an electric mixer, cream margarine for 1 minute. Add egg and vanilla and beat on high for 1 minute. Add SPLENDA® Granulated and beat until well blended. Combine flour, baking soda and salt; beat into mixture until smooth. Stir in chips.
Drop from small spoon onto ungreased baking sheets. Flatten slightly with back of spoon. Bake at 375°F (190°C) for 8 to 10 minutes or until browned on bottoms. Cool on rack. Store in air-tight container.
Nutritional Information
per serving

Energy: 62 Cal
Protein: 0.9 g
Fat: 4.1 g
Carbohydrates: 5.9 g



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Banana Mousse

Ingredients

2 tbsp 1% milk
4 tsp sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 medium banana cut into quarters
1 cup plain low fat yogurt
1 banana cut into slices

Directions
Place milk, sugar, vanilla and quartered banana in blender and process for 15 seconds at high speed until smooth. And yogurt and blend on low until mixed together. Chill. Spoon into 4 small dessert dishes and garnish with sliced bananas. Makes Four small servings. Can be easily doubled.

Number of Servings: 4




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Crispy Peanut Butterscotch Pie

Ingredients
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1 tablespoon honey
1 ounce (1 package) fat-free, sugar-free butterscotch instant pudding mix
1 1/2 cups fat-free frozen whipped topping, thawed and divided ground cinnamon
1 cup skim milk (for preparing pudding mix)
1 1/2 cups Rice Krispies

Directions
Combine peanut butter and honey in a medium microwave-safe bowl; microwave on HIGH 30 seconds, stirring until mixture melts. Stir in RICE KRISPIES cereal. Press mixture into bottom of an 8 inch round cake pan using wax paper sprayed with non-stick spray.

Prepare pudding mix according to package directions for pudding, and fold in 1 cup whipped topping. Spread over crust. Cover and freeze until firm. Let pie stand at room temperature 15 minutes before serving. Spoon remain whipped topping over each serving. Sprinkle with cinnamon and remaining cereal if desired.

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user ANGELMOM37.

Nutritional Info
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 17.1
Total Fat: 0.4 g
Cholesterol: 2.0 mg
Sodium: 17.9 mg
Total Carbs: 2.0 g
Dietary Fiber: 0.0 g
Protein: 1.4 g



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Cherry Crisp
Submitted by: ANGELMOM37
Ingredients

3 cups fresh or frozen cherries (raspberries, blackberries, blueberries are fine too)
2 T. butter or substitute
1/4 cup white flour
1/2 cup plain oatmeal
2 T. brown sugar
1 T. ground cinnamon

Directions
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Pit cherries (if fresh) - wash and clean berries. Drain off any liquid. Put in bottom of an 8" cake pan.
Mix butter, flour, oatmeal, brown sugar and cinnamon in a bowl. Use either a fork or pastry blender to distribute butter evenly through mixture -- this doesn't have to be perfect --- just avoid big chunks of butter in the mixture! Spoon evenly over the berries.
Bake for 30 minutes and serve hot! Makes 6 servings of gooey goodness!

Number of Servings: 6


Nutritional Info
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 45.7
Total Fat: 0.1 g
Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
Sodium: 0.0 mg
Total Carbs: 11.6 g
Dietary Fiber: 1.5 g
Protein: 0.8 g



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Mousse a la Banana

This creamy dessert is low in saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium.

INGREDIENTS




2 tablespoons 1% milk
4 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 medium banana, cut in quarters
1 cup plain low fat yogurt
8 1/4-inch banana slices

DIRECTIONS
1. Place milk, sugar, vanilla, and banana in blender. Process 15 seconds at high speed until smooth.

2. Pour mixture into a small bowl; fold in yogurt. Chill. Spoon into 4 dessert dishes; garnish each with 2 banana slices just before serving.

Yield: 4 servings--Serving Size: 1/2 cup

Nutritional Info

Ammount Per Serving:
Calories: 98.9

Total Fat: 1.4g

Total Carbs: 18g

Dietary Fiber: 0.8mg

Protein: 4.6g




Edited by: ANGELMOM37 at: 7/25/2009 (21:26)
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No Bake Sugar Free Cheese Cake

PREP TIME 15 Min
READY IN 15 Min
Original recipe yield 1 - 9 inch square pan


INGREDIENTS
1 3/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/2 cup butter
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 (.6 ounce) package sugar free lemon flavored gelatin
1 cup boiling water
1 (8 ounce) package reduced fat cream cheese
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup frozen light whipped topping, thawed


DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In a medium bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, butter and cinnamon. Mix well and press into the bottom of a 9 inch square pan. Bake in preheated oven for 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
Dissolve lemon gelatin in boiling water. Let cool until thickened, but not set. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and vanilla until smooth. Blend in lemon gelatin. Fold in whipped topping.
Pour filling into crust. Sprinkle top with graham cracker crumbs. Refrigerate over night.


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Pineapple-Raspberry ParfaitsFrom
Makes 4 parfaits

ACTIVE TIME: 5 minutes

TOTAL TIME: 5 minutes

EASE OF PREPARATION: Easy

2 8-ounce containers (2 cups) nonfat peach yogurt
1/2 pint fresh raspberries (about 1 1/4 cups)
1 1/2 cups fresh, frozen or canned pineapple chunks

Divide and layer yogurt, raspberries and pineapple into 4 glasses.

NUTRITION INFORMATION: Per serving: 109 calories; 0 g fat (0 g sat, 0 g mono); 3 mg cholesterol; 23 g carbohydrate; 5 g protein; 3 g fiber; 58 mg sodium; 113 mg potassium. Nutrition bonus: Vitamin C (60% daily value), Calcium (15% dv).
1 1/2 Carbohydrate Servings
Exchanges: 1/2 reduced-fat milk, 1 fruit



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For non-traditional popsicles:


• Freeze applesauce in Popsicle molds.
• Mix fruit or jam into yogurt. Freeze in small, snack sized Ziploc bags for frozen yogurt on the go. Cut a hole in the end of the bag for easy access/eating.
• Mix gelatin and freeze. Add gummies fish or worms before freezing for added fun.
• Freeze syrup from canned fruit.
• Add food coloring or sprinkles to yogurt or softened ice cream for added pizzazz. Then freeze in Popsicle molds.
• When you have leftover jam or jelly, put ¼ cup of hot water in the jar and shake well. Pour into Popsicle molds and freeze.
• If jelly or jam doesn't set up well, use for popsicles or add more water, boil and make syrup.
• Make a batch of pudding. Add coconut, nuts, marshmallows, crushed cookies or sprinkles if desired. Pour into molds. Freeze several hours until firm.
• Stick a toothpick in the center of blackberries, strawberries, raspberries or sliced bananas.
Dip in chocolate if desired. Freeze on a tray. Once frozen, store in freezer bags.
• For easy snow cones, freeze orange juice (or any other flavored juice) in ice cube trays. Store frozen juice cubes in a plastic bag. Blend 5 cubes in the blender until they have a shaved ice consistency. The shaved ice will keep its consistency if kept frozen in a container.
• For watermelon popsicles, blend one cup each watermelon chunks (seeds removed), orange juice and water. Blend well. Then pour and freeze into molds.
• For strawberry popsicles, blend 2 cups strawberries, 1 cup vanilla ice cream or yogurt, 4 cups orange juice and 2 tablespoons sugar. Blend smooth. Pour into molds and freeze.
• For banana popsicles, dissolve one 3 oz. package strawberry gelatin with one cup boiling water. In a blender, mix gelatin, 1 banana and 1 cup yogurt or ice cream. Blend well and pour into molds.


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Banana Chip Bars

Makes: 20 bars

Ingredients

1 cup (250 mL) all-purpose flour
1/2 cup (125 mL) quick-cooking rolled oats
1 tsp (5 mL) baking powder
1/2 tsp (2 mL) baking soda
1/2 tsp (2 mL) cinnamon
1/4 cup (60 mL) margarine, softened
1 egg
1/2 tsp (2 mL) vanilla
1 cup (250 mL) mashed ripe banana
1/2 cup (125 mL) SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated
1/3 cup (75 mL) semi-sweet chocolate chips
Directions
Mix flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; set aside. Beat margarine until smooth. Add egg and vanilla and beat well. Beat in banana and SPLENDA® Granulated for 1 minute. Add flour mixture; beat until well blended. Stir in chips.
Spread evenly in greased 8-inch (20 cm) square baking pan. Bake at 350F (180C) for 25 to 30 minutes or until tester inserted in centre comes out clean. Cool. Cut in bars.
Optional: Sprinkle with additional rolled oats before baking, if desired.

Nutritional Information
per serving
Energy: 82 Cal
Protein: 1.5 g
Fat: 3.7 g
Carbohydrates: 11.2 g


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Blueberry lemon yogurt popsicles
Makes 6 servings

Packed full of great tasting nutrition, this summer treat is sure to please kids – and parents.

Ingredients

1 ½ cups (375 mL) fresh or frozen blueberries
1 cup (250 mL) lemon or vanilla, low fat yogurt
Directions

Combine blueberries and yogurt in a blender. Pour into popsicle moulds and freeze.
Nutritional information per serving
(1/3 cup/75 mL)

Calories: 58
Protein: 2 g
Total fat: 1 g
Saturated fat: 0 g
Dietary cholesterol: 1 mg
Carbohydrate: 12 g
Dietary fibre: 1 g
Sodium: 28 mg
Potassium: 108 mg



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Easy baked apples
Serves 4

This is a very easy snack or dessert for the kids. Serve it with a dollop of non-fat yogurt or sour cream if you wish.

Ingredients

2 apples, peeled and cut in 4, core removed
¼ cup (50 mL) water
1 tbsp (15 mL) brown sugar
1/8 tsp (0.5 mL) cinnamon
Dash of allspice
Directions

Preheat oven to 400º F (200º C).
Combine all of the ingredients in a square baking dish.
Coat the apples by tossing in the mixture.
Bake for 20 minutes. Immediately after cooking, stir the apples in the syrup created in the baking dish. Serve hot or cold.
Nutritional information per serving
2 apple pieces

Calories: 50
Protein: 0 g
Total fat: 0 g
Saturated fat: 0 g
Dietary cholesterol: 0 mg
Carbohydrate: 13 g
Dietary fibre: 1 g
Sodium: 2 mg
Potassium: 85 mg


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Frozen yogurt almond bars

Makes 16 bars

These yummy frozen yogurt bars have the goodness of cereal and almonds. A really great summertime treat.

Ingredients

4 cups (1 L) whole grain flakey cereal*
15 reduced fat graham crackers
¼ cup (50 mL) almond butter
1/3 cup (75 mL) unsweetened apple sauce
3 cups (750 mL) reduced fat frozen vanilla yogurt
Directions

In a food processor combine cereal, crackers, almond butter and apple sauce. Whirl until it is a wet crumb mixture.
Place half of the crumb mixture into the bottom of an 8-inch square (1.5 L) glass dish. Place in the freezer for 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, measure the frozen yogurt and let it sit at room temperature for 20 minutes.
After 20 minutes, remove the dish from the freezer. Spread the softened yogurt over the bottom crust. Top the yogurt with the remaining crumb mixture and press gently into the yogurt. Cover with plastic wrap and freeze for at least 1 hr or up to 2 days.
To serve: Remove from the freezer and let sit for 10 minutes so it is soft enough to cut into 16 squares. Serve immediately or wrap individually in plastic wrap (and put back in the freezer) for a quick treat. Use within 1 week.

* Choose a cereal with at least 2 g of fibre per serving and no more than 6 g of sugar per serving.

Nutritional information per serving
(1 bar)

Calories: 149
Protein: 5 g
Total fat: 4 g
Saturated fat: 1 g
Dietary cholesterol: 2 mg
Carbohydrate: 25 g
Dietary fibre: 2 g
Sodium: 113 mg
Potassium: 171 mg


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Honey cinnamon pretzels
Makes 8 servings

These pretzels are slightly sweet and full of cinnamon. Your little ones won’t even miss the salty kinds. Serve them with a vanilla yogurt to dip.

Ingredients

8 cups (2 L) unsalted pretzel twists (a salt-free variety)
¼ cup (50 mL) honey
1 tsp (5 mL) cinnamon
Directions

Preheat oven to 375º F (190º C). Place both the oven racks in the top half of the oven. Cover 2 baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
Place pretzels in a large bowl.
Mix honey and cinnamon together in a microwavable bowl and microwave for 20 seconds.
Pour over pretzels and toss until coated.
Spread pretzels over the two baking sheets and cook for 8 minutes.
Remove from the oven and loosen from the parchment paper. Let cool. Place in an air-tight container for up to one week.
Nutritional information per serving
(1 cup / 250 mL)

Calories: 249
Protein: 5 g
Fat: 2 g
Saturated fat: 0 g
Dietary cholesterol: 0 mg
Carbohydrate: 54 g
Dietary fibre: 0 g
Sodium: 164 mg
Potassium: 90 mg


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Cheese and fruit Kabobs

3 oz Cheese, cubed (any variety)
1 cup Strawberries, quartered
1 cup Grapes
1 Apple, sliced into bite-sized pieces
1 Kiwi, sliced
1/2 cup Nonfat fruit yogurt (any flavor) or nonfat pudding
Wash fruits; cut and dice them. Dice cheese. Place all ingredients on skewers, according to preference. Arrange on a small plate with yogurt or pudding in center for dipping.


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Banana Walnut Upside Down Cake

Ingredients

Topping

• 1 cup (packed) golden brown sugar
• 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
• 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
• 1/4 cup coarsely chopped toasted walnuts
• 4 large ripe bananas. peeled, cut diagonally into 1/4-inch-thick slices

Cake
• 1 cup all purpose flour
• 2 teaspoons baking powder
• 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
• 3/4 cup sugar
• 6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
• 1 large egg
• 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 6 tablespoons milk
• Sweetened whipped cream

Preparation

For topping:

Preheat oven to 325°F. Combine sugar and butter in heavy medium saucepan. Stir over low heat until butter melts and mixture is well blended. Pour into 9-inch-diameter cake pan with 2-inch-high sides. Spread to coat bottom of pan. Pour maple syrup over sugar mixture. Sprinkle nuts evenly over. Place banana slices in concentric circles on nuts, overlapping slightly and covering bottom.

For cake:

Stir flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt in medium bowl to blend. Beat sugar and butter in another medium bowl until creamy. Add egg and vanilla; beat until light and fluffy. Beat in flour mixture alternately with milk in 3 additions. Spoon batter over bananas. Bake until tester inserted into center of cake comes out clean, about 55 minutes. Transfer cake to rack. Run knife around pan sides. Cool cake on rack 30 minutes. Place plate over pan; invert cake. Let stand 3 minutes, then gently lift off pan. Serve warm with whipped cream.


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1/14/09 5:50 P

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Marshmallow Bars

Try this recipe with original Cheerios® or with our New Berry Burst Cheerios® for a colorful and fruity variation.

Ingredients
• 3 tbsp (45 mL) butter or margarine
• 1 bag (250 g) miniature marshmallows (5 cups/1.25 L)
• 5 cups (1.25 L) Cheerios® cereal

Microwave Directions

Lightly grease or spray a 9 x 13 inch (23 x 33cm) pan. Microwave butter and marshmallows in a large microwaveable bowl on HIGH about 2 minutes, stirring every minute, until smooth.
Immediately stir in cereal and stir until coated. Press into pan; cool. Cut into bars. Store loosely covered.




Lemon Dessert

This low-fat, refreshing dessert can also be cut into smaller pieces to make lemon squares.

Ingredients

• 3 cups (750 mL) Cheerios® cereal, finely crushed
• 1/3 cup (75 mL) butter or margarine, melted
• 1 tbsp (15 mL) sugar
• 1 tsp (5 mL) ground cinnamon
• 2/3 (175 mL) cups boiling water
• 1 package (85g) lemon flavor jelly powder
• 2 ¼ cups (550 mL) lemon or vanilla flavour yogurt

Directions

Heat oven to 350°F (180°C). Stir together cereal, butter, sugar and cinnamon, reserve 2 tbsp (30mL). Press remaining cereal mixture into ungreased 8 or 9-inch (20 or 22 cm) square baking dish. Bake 9 minutes. Cool.
Pour boiling water on jelly powder in bowl, stir until gelatin is dissolved. Place in bowl of ice and water 2-5 minutes or until chilled. Stir yogurt into gelatin mixture until blended. Pour over baked layer.
Sprinkle with reserved cereal mixture. Refrigerate 1 ½ - 2 hours or until firm. Refrigerate any remaining dessert.
Makes 6 plated desserts or 16 small


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12/28/08 6:36 P

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Coconut trail bars
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Submitted by TMHANSON
45 Minutes to Prepare and Cook

Ingredients

1 1/2 C Old Faahioned oatmeal
1 1/2 C flour
1/4 C toasted wheat germ
1 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
1-2 t cinnamon
1 C butter
1/2 c light brown sugar
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1/2 c honey
2 t vanilla extract
1 t almond extract
1/2 c orange juice
6 oz shredded coconut

Directions

Preheat oven to 350. Mix together oatmeal, flour, wheat germ, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar, add eggs, honey and extracts. Beat well. Mix all ingredients making sure everything is mixed well. Pour into 9 x 13 pan and bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes.

Number of Servings: 20

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user TMHANSON.
Number of Servings: 20


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12/15/08 10:41 A

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Banana Mousse

Ingredients

2 tbsp 1% milk
4 tsp sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 medium banana cut into quarters
1 cup plain low fat yogurt
1 banana cut into slices

Directions
Place milk, sugar, vanilla and quartered banana in blender and process for 15 seconds at high speed until smooth. And yogurt and blend on low until mixed together. Chill. Spoon into 4 small dessert dishes and garnish with sliced bananas. Makes Four small servings. Can be easily doubled.

Number of Servings: 4




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Banana Fritters

1/2 cup milk
2 bananas, mashed
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 teaspoons baking powder
2 eggs, beaten
1 tablespoon margarine, melted
1 quart vegetable oil for frying
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar

In a mixing bowl, combine the milk and bananas. Sift in the salt and baking powder. Thoroughly mix in the eggs and margarine.
Heat the oil in a large skillet to 365 degrees F (180 degrees C).
Carefully place spoonfuls of the mixture into the hot oil and fry until brown.
Flip the fritter and continue to brown. Remove fritters from the oil and drain on paper towels.
Dust the fritters with confectioners' sugar and serve while warm.

Serves: 20



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Peanut Butter Parfaits

1 small carton whipped topping
1/2 cup peanut butter
Chopped chocolate

Fold peanut butter into whipped topping. Then layer in parfait glasses with chocolate. You could also add some chopped peanuts and chocolate syrup.

Place a plastic spider or a pair of those plastic teeth at the bottom of everyone's punch cup for a surprise on Halloween.

Serve your punch in a large plastic pumpkin instead of the usual punch bowl.



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10/10/08 8:39 P

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Lemon Bars

Crust

2 cups flour
1 cup butter or margarine, melted
1/2 cup powdered sugar

Filling

4 eggs, well beaten
2 cups granulated sugar
1/3 cup lemon juice (1 lemon)
1/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder

Preheat oven to 350°. Mix all the crust ingredients in a bowl. Press into greased 9x13 pan. Make sure the edges are higher than the center to contain the filling. Bake crust for 20 minutes or until it begins to brown. Combine, eggs, sugar and lemon juice and mix well. Stir in flour and baking powder. Pour into baked crust and bake 20 minutes at 350°. Bars are done when they are firm to the touch. Cut into small squares and dust with powdered sugar. These bars are extremely rich, so cut into small pieces.



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Fudge Brownies

3 eggs
2 cups sugar
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
1/4 cup shortening, melted
1 1/2 cups flour
3/4 cup baking cocoa
1 1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup nuts, chopped (optional)

In a bowl, beat eggs, sugar and vanilla until well mixed. Add butter and shortening. Combine flour, cocoa and salt. Stir into egg mixture and mix well. Add nuts if desired. Grease a 9x13 inch pan and pour batter into pan. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until brownies test done with a wooden pick. Cool in pan.


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Pumpkin Frosting Pie

1 can vanilla frosting
1 can (15oz.) pumpkin
1 cup sour cream
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ginger
1/4 tsp. cloves
1 small carton of whipped topping
1 graham cracker crust that has a little cinnamon and nutmeg added to it

Mix all but whipped topping and crust. Then fold in topping and pour it all into crust.



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Apple Crisp

6 apples, peeled and sliced
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup oatmeal
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 tsp. cinnamon and/or nutmeg
1/4 cup water

Preheat oven to 350°. Arrange apples in well greased baking dish. Blend all remaining ingredients; but water. Spread evenly over top of apples. Pour water over the topping. Bake 45 minutes until apples are tender and top is crisp. Makes 6 servings.

Peach Crisp

Use peaches in place of apples.



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