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Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

This is a variation I came up with based upon one for baked potatoes in the Silver Palate Cookbook.

Shrimp and Avocado Quesadilla

From Legal Seafoods Cookbook

African Lamb Curry

From San Francisco A La Carte

Turkey Sausage and Sauerkraut Casserole

This is a recipe I developed for an October Fest party and have been making ever since. Sometimes I had boiled potatoes too. You could also substitute pork chops for sausage

Tortellini with Prosciutto and Peas in a Cream Sauce

This is recipe I found in the Weight Watchers Make It in Minutes. However I swapped skim milk for whole mild and added some crushed red pepper. It comes together quickly and is great for a weeknight meal with a salad.

Engagement Chicken

There are many version of this dish. Rumor has it that every time a woman makes this for her boyfriend, she gets engaged. We love this and it always gets rave reviews. This is Ina Garten's version of the dish.

Grilled Turkey, Brie, and Apple Butter Sandwich with Arugula

I found this when I was looking for ideas to use leftover turkey. It is a Tyler Florence recipe. I eat a half if having for lunch as it is a bit high in calories. I have made some changes to make it healthier. I have cut back on the amount of turkey and brie and changed the bread to whole grain.

Poached Eggs with Herb-Roasted Turkey Breast Sweet Potato Hash

This is an Ellie Krieger recipe and a great dish for leftover turkey and sweet potatoes. It comes together quickly and is ready in no time.

Crunchy Baked Pork Chop

This is the best breaded baked pork chop recipe I have ever had. It appeared in Cook's Illustrated in January 2008

Turkey Vegetable Soup with Stuffing Dumplings

Found this on the Food Network website. It's the perfect thing for leftovers. Actually you can use any leftover vegetables if you don't have corn.

Scalloped Cabbage

This is from a 2005 Southern Living recipe.

Tomato Cheddar Pie

From Bon Appetit's August 2011 issue. With its biscuity buttermilk crust, this rustic pie is our new summertime staple. Let the pie cool for at least an hour before serving.

Garden Tuna Salad

This is a variation on a recipe I found in Sunset Magazine

Easy Tzatziki

This is from 5 Ingridient Fix on Food Network. Use as a dip or for grilled chicken or pork.

Baby Heirloom Tomato and Cucumber Salad

This is a variation of a panzanella salad from 5 Ingredient Fix on the Food Network

Anne Burrell's Brined Pork Chops

The nutritional information includes brining liquid which is used for soaking, not eaten. This does take advanced planning as the chops brine three days.

Incredible! (1 rating)
Dijon Meatloaf by Ming Tsai

A great meatloaf with an Asian twist. While it is classified as poultry there is pork in the recipe.


This is from a Kelsey Nixon show on the Cooking Channel. You can switch out the vegetables and use red instead of white wine.

Lemon John Dory

You can also use sole or flounder and get great results

Easy Parmesan Risotto

This is great, easy and done in the oven.

Roasted Shrimp with Feta

Assemble early in the day and then throw it in the oven before dinner. Nice with some bread to mop up some of the sauce. To save a few calories you can cut back on some of the feta and cut oil by half.

Incredible! (2 ratings)
Roasted Sesame Pork Tenderloin

This is a leaner version of those glistening strips of pork, called car su, displayed in shops throughout Chinatown. This tasty crunchy meat can be eaten hot or at room temperature. Serve leftovers on a bed of stir-fried vegetables.

It should be noted all ingredients are considered, but most of the marinade is discarded before cooking.

Sweet Corn and Chicken Soup

A version with Asian and Indian flavors.

Weeknight Bolognese

Rich and quick version. Very good

Scalloped Tomatoes

Wonderful winter side dish

Incredible! (1 rating)
Citrus Glazed Swordfish with Sweet Chili Sauce

I got this recipe while attending a spa cuisine class at Johnson and Wales. It is really great. This could also be done with haddock, halibut, or even salmon.

Sophie's Waldorf Salad

This is easy and a nice dish for fall when apples are harvested. I sometimes throw in some dried cranberries or raisins. Serve in bibb lettuce cups.

Crispy Herb Crusted Striped Bass

You can also use cod, halibut or haddock if that's easier to find and fresher

Simple Coleslaw with Peaches

We love this recipe. It is easy and goes with lots of things. When peaches aren't in season you can use diced pineapple, plums, blueberries and whatever appeals to you.

It is a recipe I adapted from Diabetes Self Management, March, April 2006

Very Good (2 ratings)
Turkey Sloppy Bombay Joes

A new twist on an all American classic

Very Good (2 ratings)
Grilled Corn with Chile Lime Butter

Makes a great side with grilled meats.

Southwest Rice and Corn Salad with Lemon Dressing

This is a wonderful summer salad from April 2010 Bon Appetite

Chicken with Tarragon and Quick-Roasted Garlic

A nice spring dish from April 2010 Bon Appetite

Black Bean Burgers

Serve on whole wheat buns with pineapple salsa and sliced avacado. From Cooking Light 2010 April issue.

Incredible! (3 ratings)
Candied Yams from American Diabetes Association

You would never know how healthy these are. They are great


We have this every St. Patrick's Day as it combines the potatoes and the cabbage. jWe found it in Cooking Light in 1999.

Spicy Molten Blue Cheese Dip

This is great as a dip for baked pita chips, veggies, or even wings. It is from the New York Times and very good. Use good blue cheese crumbles.

Edamame Dip with Pita Chips

Works as a dip with pita chips, crudites, and also makes a nice and healthy spread for sandwiches.

Broiled Fish with Lemon Parsley Dill Marinade

Simple but tasty way to serve light fish. You can substitute triggerfish, black sea bass, or grouper.

Fennel-and-Onion Chicken

A nice and healthy option for a cold winter night. Good with glazed carrots.

Very Good (3 ratings)
Mustard BBQ Marinade and Sauce

This is good over fish and baked or with beef.

Very Good (3 ratings)
Shrimp with Country Ham and Red-Eye Gravy

This is great served over soft cheese grits and it perfect comfort food.

Soft Cheese Grits

These are great with shrimp with country ham and red-eye gravy. Also good for an alternative for polenta or mashed potatoes

Sausage and Kraut

A great meal for October Fest or a cold winter night. Serve with whole gain mustard on the side.

Chicken Cutlets Brasciole

A take on an Italian favorite that is traditional made with steak.

Chicken Tikka Masala

Serve with brown rice

Incredible! (2 ratings)
Drop Biscuits with Green Onions

Easy enough for a weeknight and a nice suprise for your family.

Succulent Braised Pork

This simmers in the oven for three hours and is so tender. A nice alternative to a stew. It can be prepared earlier in the day and then pop in the oven when ready to start cooking

Black Beans with Cumin

This goes well with pork roast for a different side dish. It takes awhile to cook, but not a lot of work. Perfect for a Sunday afternoon while watching football.

Garlic-Chive Mashed Potatoes

I discovered this in Cooking Light with a Flank Steak recipe and now it has become our mashed potatoe recipe of choice.

Glazed Carrots

It is perfect when carrots are in season.

Sausage, Peppers, and Onions

Good served as a sandwich on an Italian Roll or over pasta. Can be made ahead of time and refirgerated.

onglet gascon

you can also add some beef marrow while the steak cooks. I have substituted sirloin tip steak for hanger steak.

Sausage, Peppers and Onions in a Sandwich

This is traditional Italian street food and it could also be served over pasta

Citrus-Stacked Pork Burger

A great way to combine meat and fruit. From Rachael Ray.

Herbed Potato Salad with Bacon and Scallions

This is from the Union Square Cafe in New York City, and is a nice alternative to mayonnaise based potato salads.

Foie de Veau a la Pommery (Calf's Liver with Pommery Mustard Sauce)

Pommery Mustard is a good grainy mustard. This is lovely when served with mashed potatoes and glazed carrots. True French comfort food.

Poulet a l'Estragon (Chicken Tarragon)

This a very good. One serving is one breast or one thigh and drumstick. This is nice spooned over rice or couscous.

Roti de Porc au Lait

This is great. It works well with mashed potatoes. I served with glazed carrots.

Lemon-Buttermilk Sherbet

This makes about 1 quart.

Crispy Rack of Lamb with Honey and Mascarpone

The dipping sauce really helps the lamb

Baked Artichokes with Gorgonzola Herbs

Filling serves as a dip for the leaves

Potato and Leek Cakes

Serve with fat free Greek Yogurt or fat free Sour cream or applesauce

Asian Tuna Burgers

This is a nice lighter alternative for a burger. We serve with sliced avacado and peach salsa on hamburger rolls

Lamb Ragu with Mint

This is good served over rice. You can also double the marinara and serve over pasta

Rigatoni with Squash and Prawns

This is a nice option for a pasta dish. It is good even without the shrimp or prawns.


A thick Florentine Soup made with bread. Garnish with finely chopped onion, a drizzle of good olive oil, and some parmesan cheese. This can be made several days in advance and then add the bread and garnish when ready to serve.

Very Good (2 ratings)
Ham Salad

This can be used for a sandwich with whole wheat bread or toasted english muffin and lettuce and sliced tomato or it can be used as a salad served on a bed of lettuce with tomato wedges.

Hoppin John Stuffing

This is a great side to serve with pork. We have it every New Years as blacked-eyed peas are for luck and collards are for wealth. You can open a pork loin an use this as a stuffing and put the rest in a casserole if you like, but we do it as a side dish. Enjoy!

Mashed Potatoes and Turnips

This is a really nice change from plain mashed potatoes, especially in the fall when fresh turnips are in abundance.

Incredible! (1 rating)
Remoulade Sauce

A healthy version of a popular sauce

Fried Green Tomatoes

A healthy version of fried green tomatoes

Incredible! (8 ratings)
A Trifle Tropical

A Perfect Summer Dessert

Scallops with Pistachio Vineaigrette

Inspired by a Basque Chef these make a super-stylish tapa. Also good substituting shrimp or squid.

Very Good (2 ratings)
Cheese Bread

This is the most decadent toast and a great bread any time

Incredible! (1 rating)
Mustard-Roasted Potatoes

Makes a wonderful side for roasted meats or fish

Grecian Stuffed Artichokes

Is a robust side dish. Instead of dipping in butter, I dip in marinara sauce to cut down on fat and calories.

Tuna Burgers

Nice any time of year with or without buns

Mediterranean Barley

This is a nice switch from rice or cous cous and is eaten cold so its particularly nice in summer

Swordfish with Caper Vinaigrette, Watercress, and Avocado

Light and easy to prepare. The technique results in a good swordfish. The daper vinaigrette works wvery well with the fish, also with salmon or a more delicate fish such as halibut and sole.

Swordfish Kebabs with Cajun Dipping Sauce

Wonderful dish and is great with a side of brown rice. The prep time allows one hour for fish and marinade in refrigerator.

Swordfish Sandwich with Cajun Tartar Sauce

This is a family favorite for us in the summer. You can cut back on calories, fat and sodium by reducing the sauce to a small amount. I also did not know how to calculate a marinade so it's like you are eating all those ingredients, but you are not. Finally I usually get swordfish that is closer to 4 ounces. Note that the cooking time inclues the time it is in the marinade. Enjoy!

Very Good (4 ratings)
Warm Spinach and McIntosh Apple Salad with Bacon

I found this on the Food Network and it has become a family staple. You may have to add a bit more dressing, Newman's Light Balsamic Vinegarette works.

Very Good (1 rating)
Simple Seared Scallops

We discovered this in Cooking Light in 2002 and have been eating ever since. The trick. Find really fresh sea scallops. Try to avoid previously frozen if you can.

Yogurt Summer Cooler

I got this at a Weight Watchers Meeting and it's great for a summer pot luck.