Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Diet Coke Cake

I've been doing great at Weight Watchers, but with the new freestyle plan eating chocolate is WAY too many points to use now....such a bummer! It used to be 2 points for a fun size bar, now its 4. They don't have the WW chocolate candy anymore either.

So I thought I'd make the diet coke cake, but now using the regular cake mix it's still too many points. Using the sugar free cake mix, the points are 3 for 1/12th of the cake compared to 7 for the regular.

So I gave it a try...and it was pretty good! 

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Easy Egg Salad

Leftover Easter eggs? Time to make some egg salad!

This is the recipe I often use,it's so easy to remember. Now that I'm doing weight watchers, I sub Greek yogurt in place of the mayo. It's delicious, and counts ZERO points...yay! Actually the entire egg salad is zero, as eggs are free on the new plan too. That's a win!

Easy Egg Salad

3 eggs, chopped
3 Tbsp. mayonnaise (can sub Greek yogurt)
1 Tbsp. mustard
1/8 tsp.salt
1/8 tsp.pepper
1/8 tsp. lemon juice
1 Tbsp. minced onion

Mix and serve.

Monday, March 26, 2018

Pineapple Snow

If you like maraschino cherries, you will LOVE this salad. 

Or dessert. 

You could use it for either!

My family loves fluffs and I make them for every holiday meal, actually for almost every meal when we are all together. This one is very sweet, and the cherries are the star! We love it!

Pineapple Snow

1 c. crushed pineapple, drained (reserve juice)
1 c. mini marshmallows
1/2 c. quartered maraschino cherries
1 c. cool whip
3 Tbsp. pineapple juice
1/4 c. toasted slivered almonds

Mix all and top with slivered almonds.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Throwback Thursday Peanut Butter Easter Cookies

THROWBACK THURSDAY.... Peanut Butter Cookies... here's an old 
favorite...hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

This is another old recipe from my mom's Betty Crocker cookbook. It's a 
good basic peanut butter cookie. My mom always let me dip the fork in 
water then into sugar to make the criss cross marks on the cookies. That was
 the fun part. Wait, actually the fun part was dipping them in milk and
 eating them!

For these, I added some Easter M and M's on top....and put a bunch in the
 freezer so they will be ready for the holiday. Which is just 2 weeks away!

Peanut Butter Cookies
Betty Crocker cookbook

3/4 c. sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. peanut butter
1/4 c. shortening
1/4 c. butter, softened
1 egg
1 1/4 c. flour
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt

Cream the sugars, shortening, and butter. Add the peanut butter, mix well. 
Beat in the egg. Add the dry ingredients,mix well. Refrigerate 2 hours. 
 Roll into small balls and make a criss cross with a fork dipped in sugar.
I added
 a few m and m's on top.  Bake on greased cookie sheets at 375 for
 about 10 minutes. Let cool on sheet a bit before removing to rack.

Friday, March 9, 2018

Broccoli Peanut Salad

Here's a super EZ salad for Easter...just 3 ingredients! 

Chop up some broccoli, add some poppy seed dressing and chopped honey roasted peanuts. Simple....crunchy...and delicious!

This time I made my own poppy seed dressing, and that tasted great too. But the one I usually use is from Panera.

I think you could add just about anything to this and it would be good...bacon...sunflower seeds..raisins...dried cranberries.

Broccoli Peanut Salad

2 lb. broccoli, chopped
1 1/2 c. chopped honey roasted peanuts
1 small bottle of poppy seed dressing

Mix and serve.

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Sunday, March 4, 2018

Garlic Bread

Need a quick and tasty garlic bread? This simple recipe fits the bill...warm and cheesy. I like to serve it with a bowl of soup, so perfect for a chilly day!

Garlic Bread

1/2 c. butter softened
1/2 c. mayo
1/2 c. grated  Parmesan Cheese
1-2 cloves garlic, minced

Combine all and spread on a loaf of French bread, split. Broil until brown and bubbly.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Creamy Orange Jiff Whips Peanut Butter Dip

Did you ever read the top of the Jiff Whips container?

Well I did. It had a recipe for Creamy Orange Peanut Butter dip. It sounded pretty good.

And it was!

I'm glad I tried it. I made it using low fat ingredients, with sugar free Smuckers Orange Marmalade, and Fat Free Cool Whip.

It tasted great with pretzels and even better with apples! I loved the touch of cinnamon...yum!

Creamy Orange Peanut Butter Dip

1 container Jiff Whips Peanut Butter
1 (12 oz.) jar Smuckers Orange Marmalade
 1 c. Cool Whip
1/2 tsp. cinnamon

Fold together until just blended, serve with pretzels or apples.