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Barb's Cookbook

(24 Recipes) Created by BARBPOLICH

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Pumpkin Pie with Crunchy Pumpkin Seed Crust
Very Good 4.1/5
(37 ratings)

This pie crust has a crunchy addition: pepitas, or shelled pumpkin seeds. They add a nice nutty flavor.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 24.6g | Fat: 7.2g | Fiber: 2.2g | Protein: 4.8g | Calories: 168.1
Incredible! 5.0/5
(2 ratings)

Submitted by LDRIGGS

Carbs: 16g | Fat: 7.6g | Fiber: 2.3g | Protein: 5.3g | Calories: 169.2
Balsamic Strawberries with Ricotta Cream
Very Good 4.1/5
(151 ratings)

Strawberries are combined with tangy and sweet balsamic vinegar and creamy ricotta in this quick and simple dessert.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 23g | Fat: 5.2g | Fiber: 2.1g | Protein: 7.6g | Calories: 157
(no ratings)

Crisps are a quick and easy dessert. I like to use whatever fruit is in season: blueberries, strawberries, peaches, cherries, plums, pears, and apples.

I use two cups of fruit in this recipe so that each person gets a full serving of fruit, but when you buy berries they come in pints. One pint of berries yields about 1 1/2 cups. That means you're either a half-cup short or you need to buy two and have a cup leftover. Save the extra berries for your morning cereal, freeze them for smoothies--or just add them to the crisp. The more fruit, the merrier.

You can use frozen (no need to thaw before baking) or fresh fruit in this recipe.

Serve any leftovers atop plain yogurt for breakfast.

Submitted by STEPFANIER

Carbs: 21.1g | Fat: 4.2g | Fiber: 3.5g | Protein: 2.8g | Calories: 127.4
Breaded Chicken Parmesan
Very Good 4.4/5
(984 ratings)

The same great taste of the Italian favorite, but this one only has five grams of fat!

Submitted by CONNIE563

Carbs: 13.6g | Fat: 5.4g | Fiber: 0.9g | Protein: 17g | Calories: 173.3
Spaghetti Squash Marinara
Very Good 4.4/5
(108 ratings)

A spaghetti squash recipe that has a classic Italian twist.

Submitted by HAPPYKAT71

Carbs: 12.4g | Fat: 3.3g | Fiber: 2.1g | Protein: 4.2g | Calories: 88.6
Very Good 4.6/5
(24 ratings)

This is an easy to prepare basic spaghetti sauce. It is easy to add veggies or meats as you desire. And it's much healthier than the store-bought jars! Be sure to look for cans of whole tomatoes and tomato paste with no added salt.

(Comparison - Most store-bought sauces have 80+ calories and 400+ mg sodium in a 1/2 cup serving. This sauce has 75 calories and 300 mg of sodium in 1 cup serving!)

Submitted by HEYBECKYJ

Carbs: 13.4g | Fat: 1.9g | Fiber: 2.3g | Protein: 2.7g | Calories: 74.9
Very Good 4.6/5
(26 ratings)

Submitted by REV_SCOT

Carbs: 13.4g | Fat: 0.5g | Fiber: 1.9g | Protein: 2.5g | Calories: 63.8
World's Best Spinach and Artichoke Dip
Very Good 4.5/5
(247 ratings)

This slimmed down version of your favorite dip is easy to make--and it's light enough for you to load up on it!

Submitted by STEPFANIER

Carbs: 3.8g | Fat: 4.6g | Fiber: 0.9g | Protein: 3g | Calories: 73.9
Pretzel Rolls
Incredible! 5.0/5
(1 rating)

A great recipe for some incredible rolls. These are great for deli sandwiches, hot roast beef, or even just as a light snack. They taste very much like a traditional soft pretzel.

Submitted by WCALLISTER

Carbs: 55.2g | Fat: 6.4g | Fiber: 1.9g | Protein: 7.3g | Calories: 312.9
Incredible! 5.0/5
(1 rating)

Was looking for a way to use some apples & make a quick breakfast for my son & his friend. Remembered having something like this at a Bed and Breakfast years ago. Best eaten straight out of the oven!

Submitted by JAMNMAMA

Carbs: 32.1g | Fat: 15.2g | Fiber: 4.8g | Protein: 15.5g | Calories: 319
Incredible! 5.0/5
(1 rating)

This recipe was printed in the Jamestown, ND newspaper. It's a great German heritage recipe and it's really yummy!

Submitted by PRAIRIEGIRL08

Carbs: 23.3g | Fat: 11.7g | Fiber: 0.9g | Protein: 3.5g | Calories: 209.4
Good 3.5/5
(2 ratings)

A recipe from http://www.grouprecipes.com/5941/grandmas-german-cheesecake.html# (I have completely copied the ingredients, except for the added fruit on top). Very similar to the one my mother-in-law makes, but even lighter. Compared to North American cheesecake, this one has a lighter taste and much, much less fat and calories! Sprinkle with seasonal fruit.

Submitted by NIKKA09

Carbs: 36g | Fat: 6.6g | Fiber: 1.3g | Protein: 5.3g | Calories: 222.2
Low Cal. Plum cake
Incredible! 5.0/5
(5 ratings)

This Cake was made without any butter. I used none fat sour cream as a substitute. The plums can be replaced with any of your favorite fruits such as peaches, apples, cherries and prunes. Try this with a spoon full of none dairy whipping cream and you will be in heaven.

Submitted by MMYRD2000

Carbs: 23.4g | Fat: 0.4g | Fiber: 1.5g | Protein: 6.1g | Calories: 120
Farina Dumplings
Incredible! 5.0/5
(6 ratings)

Originally an unwritten recipe from my mother, she always made these to go with pork and sauerkraut.

Submitted by CALIDREAMER76

Carbs: 27.5g | Fat: 0.4g | Fiber: 1g | Protein: 6.7g | Calories: 145.1
Incredible! 5.0/5
(2 ratings)

Submitted by COLORADO_MAMA

Carbs: 40.8g | Fat: 5.6g | Fiber: 3.7g | Protein: 2.7g | Calories: 251.2
Incredible! 5.0/5
(1 rating)

Serve with melted butter, lemon juice and powdered sugar or fruit

Submitted by THATLLPREACH

Carbs: 27.7g | Fat: 19.4g | Fiber: 0.8g | Protein: 14.8g | Calories: 348.8
Very Good 4.8/5
(4 ratings)

this is a really easy recipe that doesn't take too many ingredients and is a really tasty Sunday morning brunch. It does, however, require a cast iron skillet.

Submitted by MBIGGS3

Carbs: 27.8g | Fat: 7.9g | Fiber: 4.6g | Protein: 6.6g | Calories: 204.6
Bavarian Style Red Cabbage
Very Good 4.6/5
(7 ratings)

My mother was born and raised in Bavaria. Our family loved red cabbage. She is gone now, but I've adapted her recipe with just the right ratio of ingredients to make it just like hers! The key is using red wine vinegar. This freezes very well, too, but there aren't leftovers when I make it for family get togethers.

Submitted by FOODIEWIFE

Carbs: 38.5g | Fat: 2.3g | Fiber: 4.1g | Protein: 2.2g | Calories: 166.7
Very Good 4.0/5
(3 ratings)

This is such a fast, simple recipe for rye bread. The bread is airy and the flavor is light. I adapted a recipe from allrecipes.com and I make this bread at least once a week.

Submitted by CELESTIE4

Carbs: 23.5g | Fat: 1.3g | Fiber: 3.9g | Protein: 4.5g | Calories: 118.3
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