Category Archives: Recipes

A Healthy Meal: Baked Tilapia

When the news broke that Paula Deen has Type 2 Diabetes, her son Bobby had already begun filming his “Not My Mama’s Recipes”  shows.   Bobby is on a quest to duplicate Paula’s tasty recipes,  but with far less fat and calories.  Here’s his 5 star recipe for Baked Tilapia: Bobby’s Baked Tilapia Recipe courtesy The Deen Brothers Prep Time:  10 min Cook Time:  12 min Level:  Easy Serves:  4 servings Ingredients Butter cooking spray 4 (6 to 8-ounce) tilapia fillets Salt and freshly cracked black pepper 1 lime, finely grated zest and juice 2 tablespoons butter Directions Preheat oven to…

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Guacamole is a healthy and yummy snack

I like Mexican food, but on the mild side.  I started making guacamole regularly when I realized that avocadoes are really good for you.  I make a quick,  easy and mild version. First I mash up one whole avocado.  Then I add a heaping tablespoon of my favorite salsa,  some lime juice – maybe a teaspoon,  a few shakes of garlic powder,  onion powder and sea salt.  Mix them all together,  and that’s it! I enjoy this guacamole with blue corn tortilla chips,  but I’ve also used other healthier crackers that are higher in fiber and lower in fat.  It makes…

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Homemade Soup to Warm up the Winter

I love having hot soup in the winter time!  It takes off that chill that’s sometimes hard to get rid of.  Even though it has been a fairly mild winter around here, it’s certainly not summer! When I was younger, I learned how to make soups with leftovers from the week.  I would start with a base of onions, carrots and celery, sauteed until soft, and then add a little flour for thickening.  Once that’s smooth and bubbly, I would add broth – beef, chicken or vegetable, depending on what meat was leftover.  I’d add some of my favorite herbs –…

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Pumpkin Apple Spice Cake

Here’s a healthier version of Pumpkin Apple Spice Cake from Nicole Cormier – perfect for the holidays! “This recipe is a great treat to bring to events. It can turn into a beautiful masterpiece and be decorated for the holiday season. I began sharing this find at workshops, then at social gatherings. It’s been a hit ever since. Ingredients: Box of spice cake mix 1 can of pumpkin 2 apples In a large bowl, mix spice cake mix with a can of pumpkin. Add ½ cup water and apple slices, then mix until smooth.  Follow directions on box to bake….

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My Favorite Christmas Cookie Recipe

I can’t resist giving in to sugar cravings during the holidays!  I’ve been making these Chocolate Crinkles since I was a kid with my mom.  Please enjoy. Ingredients: 1/2 cup vegetable oil 4 oz. unsweetened baking chocolate 2 cups sugar 4 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt confectioner’s sugar Mix oil, melted chocolate and sugar.  Blend in eggs one at a time.  Add vanilla. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt. Chill for several hours.  Using a small ice creat scoop, drop dough into confectioner’s sugar.  Place 2″ apart on a greased baking…

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