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Recipes I've Shared:

Little Crawfish Hand Pies

Crawfish in little puff pastry pockets.

Stuffed Red White & Blue French Toast

An absolutely divine breakfast with fresh berry syrup.

Blueberry Pie with a Twist (from King Arthur Flour)

Blueberry pie is blueberry pie, right? Not much you can do to change it. Well, it ain't necessarily so. We discovered that simmering the blueberries in wine before using them enhances their flavor; they don't taste like wine, just more like themselves.

We always use frozen blueberries for pie, considering the price and intensely seasonal availability of fresh. We find simmering the frozen berries in wine before using them allows them to thaw and release some of their liquid; the liquid then evaporates as the berries gently simmer. This prevents the finished pie from being watery, in addition to giving it great flavor.

Incredible Middles Cupcakes

Decadent Triple Chocolate Cake with a gooey center!

Bran Muffin

Great muffin - adapted from All Purpose Bran Muffin by another user. Had to double the yogurt, add more canola, and more raisin bran. Without fruit and nuts, 212 calories 7 g fat 37 carbs 4 fiber 5 protein per muffin.

Baked Macaroni and Cheese

If you use reduced fat sharp cheese, make sure it is an extra sharp variety like Cracker Barrel 2% Extra Sharp Cheddar. You will save about 25 calories and 3 grams of fat per serving.

Pea Salad

A delightful salad with reduced fat cheddar, bacon, green onions, light sour cream and light mayo.

Rio Ranchero Layered Salad

From Most Loved Recipe Collection, absent the celery and jalapenos, but with chicken breast.

Oreo Cheesecake

Lower fat version .

Leek, Broccoli and Cheddar Soup

Was using up some "no-no" ingredients from Christmas - the original recipe contains no half and half or cheddar cheese. I love it both ways!

Reduced Sugar Sweet Potato Brownies

Pillsbury Reduced Sugar Brownies replacing eggs with egg whites and oil with sweet potato.

Beef/Bean and Turkey Whole Wheat Enchiladas

Makes 13x9 tray of Beef/Bean and Turkey Enchiladas

Nutty Granola Bars

Modified Coach Nicole's Chewy Oat and Nut Granola bars because I made so many substitutions and additions.

Confetti Vegetables

Original recipe was just corn, red and green peppers and butter and it was cooked in a foil pouch over the grill - yum! This is what it has evolved to with the additions from our garden.


Very Good (3 ratings)
Low Carb Low Fat Coleslaw

Adapted from the KFC Top Secret recipe, with Splenda and low fat mayo and fat free buttermilk.

Jandoreen's Carrot Cake

Full monte version without glaze or frosting (it really doesn't need it!)

Ham and Asparagus Casserole

Penzey's recipe, great for breakfast, lunch or dinner!

Light Cheese Sauce

Uses Cabot 50% and 1% milk.

Four Cheese Pimento Spread

Great on an apple, celery or a sturdy cracker.

Spinach Artichoke Dip

Light version of an old favorite.

Turkey Corn Chowder

Mashed potatoes give it that really creamy texture.

Chicken Corn Chowder

Chicken and corn chowder, a light version

Pumpkin Spice Muffins

Spice Cake with Pumpkin, but no added oil!

Apple Oatmeal

Old Fashioned oatmeal with apples, raisins, cinnamon and brown sugar.


Incredible! (1 rating)
Carroll Shelby's Beef Chili, 1 cup

Chili kit with lean ground beef, beans and crushed tomatoes.

Restuffed Baked Potatoes

The lowfat version of twice baked potatoes.


Very Good (8 ratings)
Skillet Brussel Sprouts

From FOR THE LOVE OF VEGETABLES cookbook.


Very Good (38 ratings)
Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes

Made with reduced fat cheese and lowfat milk.

Aunt Jemima Pancake Blend, (3) 4-inch pancakes

Uses both Aunt Jemima Original and Whole Wheat Blend pancake mixes

Jiffy Banana Bread, Mini Loaf

Easy Banana Bread made with Jiffy Mix