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Pumpkin Flax Waffles

There’s no better way to greet the weekend.
As is such, yesterday, on the first official day of autumn, it seemed only fitting to enjoy a lazy, Saturday morning with not only waffles — but PUMPKIN waffles!
And not just any pumpkin waffles.
But whole grain, flax pumpkin waffles.
Dripping with maple syrup.
And sprinkled with pecans.

Lemon Millet Bliss Balls

sweetened with raisins

Dark Chocolate & Cherry Muffins

Low-Carb muffins, made from eggs!

Carne Asada

Carne asada is one of the most delicious of taco
fillings and, fortunately, one of the easiest to make.

Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies

Browning the butter and multiple stirrings of the sugar butter mixture after resting 3 minutes help make this one of the best cookie recipes ever.

Chocolate Chia Pudding

simple yet delicious

Green Tea Golden Turmeric Latte

Creamy and savory hot tea drink.

Brown Butter Skillet Cornbread

This lightly sweet cornbread has a crunchy, buttery crust, which comes from baking it in a hot skillet. If you have a cast-iron pan, this is the time to use it. Modified from: Cornbread That Gets The Most Out Of Butter.

Chia Seed Pudding

This simple breakfast or snack requires no cooking (boiling water softens the chia seeds) and has a consistency similar to tapioca. As the mixture sits, more of the soluble fiber comes out of the seeds and thickens the pudding. It can get somewhat gooey if it sits for a long time. If you don't care for it that way the easiest remedy is to mix in some whipped cream (or even liquid cream) which magically improves the texture.

Five-minute Keto Fudge

Substitute 1/2 c xylitol or other sweetener for sugar-free fudge.

Very Good (4 ratings)
Famous-Barr's French Onion Soup

This is the original recipe, to which I substituted spelt flour for wheat, and made my own beef broth (used Pacific Natural Organic for calories). Bread and cheese for serving not included in nutrition information.

Southern Grits

Warning: Full Fat Dish; need to know calories for this delicious treat

Cauliflower Tortillas (Paleo, Grain-free, Gluten-free)

Incredible! (1 rating)
Bran Flax Muffins

Bob's Red Mill Whole Ground Flaxseed Meal Recipe

Rusty's Chili

Rusty ran a restaurant in Mount Vernon for years. I ate there all the time when I was in High School. This is the Chili recipe, thanks to a friend on FB!


Scandinavian treats for any occasion! From Wikipedia: Chokladboll (literally "chocolate ball") is a popular Swedish pastry. The chokladboll is usually slightly smaller than a golfball. The chokladboll consists of oatmeal, sugar, coffee, cocoa, butter, and sometimes a pinch of vanilla sugar, which is mixed to a compact mass. Balls are formed and then rolled in nib sugar, shredded coconut, or sprinkles. Chokladboll can be eaten immediately, but it is usually first placed in the refrigerator for about an hour or in the freezer for those who prefer a harder variety. Because of its simple recipe, it can be quickly made by anyone and is popular at children's parties and as homemade candy.

Creole Chicken and Okra Gumbo

Modified form Zigweegwee's recipe:

Vegetable Medley Fritatta

Use what ever left-over vegetables you have on hand. Drain well and soak on paper towel to absorb liquid before sauteing in hot oil. Use oven safe skillet, preferably a seasoned cast iron skillet.

Chicken Liver Saute

Modified from an old Weight Watcher's recipe.

Lambsquarters Salad

with Lemon Cordial Dressing and Feta Cheese

Broccoli Soup

Modified from Best Broccoli Soup Ever

Yellow Rice & White Bean Soup

Modified from the suggested menu of Spicy White Bean Soup.

Black Bean Chili

Serve over Bulgur

Tobasco Open-Aire Meat 'N' Tatoes

from the "Space-saving, Time-saving Cooking for Men-on-the-Move" recipe booklet put out by Tobasco in the 1960s. "However you go ... by land or by sea, the makers of TABASCO wish you a safe and restful trip."
"Helps you make 36 different dishes by having only 16 non-perishable cooking and seasong stables in your boat, camp or trailer.
I modified and entered ingredients to match what I actually used this evening for a truly delicious meal.

Potato, Corn and Lobster Chowder

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Swiss Steak with Mushrooms and Onions

A Swiss steak with round steak and mushrooms. More Swiss steak recipes below.

Ranger Cookies

My mother's recipe.

June Meyer's Authentic Hungarian Goulash

Here is a recipe for authentic Hungarian Goulash I learned to make from my grandmother and mother who were from Austria-Hungary. Every family has its own version of Goulash. My family would NEVER consider tomatos or green peppers or other spices in Goulash. Some other dishes would have tomato or green pepper, but not Goulash. Slow cooking is the secret and you can never use too much paprika. I like to use 3 tablespoons. Hope you enjoy this dish, I have been raised on it.

Regards, June Meyer.

I modified her recipe to use 1 1b. ground chuck instead of the 2 lb she calls for, just to reduce the amount of meat. Calories are calculated using my ingredients, which I place in parenthesis after hers.

Incredible! (1 rating)
Whole Wheat Bisquits

I use half white and half wheat flour. The butter makes the biscuits crisp and delicious.

Potato and Ground Turkey Casserole

Modified from another SparkRecipe using the ingredients I used.

Thumbprint Cookies

My mom's recipe. It is delicious, but not low fat.

Grated Parmesan Spinach Artichoke Dip

From ARMYMOM46 recipe in Eating without Compromise Team forum:

French Onion Soup

Modified from another SparkRecipe:
I substituted homemade low-sodium vegetable broth for the beef broth to cut back on sodium and to make it a vegetarian dish.

Turkey Shepherd's Pie

Made from left-overs after Thanksgiving dinner. You may substitute any vegetables.

Onion Pasta

Low sodium recipe. Very tasty. Add salt at the table to taste. No salt added to recipe, and tasted great without any added. My husband added salt and pepper to his serving.

Orange-Green Tomato Relish

Makes 9-10 cups of relish

Aromatic Lentil and Brown Rice Pilaf

Recipe By: The Meatless Gourmet by Bobbie Hinman

Lentils, Brown Rice, and Vegetables

Mixed from ingredients found in my pantry at then end of the pay period.

Vegetarian Enchilladas

To cut down on sodium, I use homemade enchilada sauce made from a fellow SP member's recipe, Granny's Enchilada Sauce:

Chicken and Dumplings

I make this with left over roasted chicken legs and thighs, trimmed of all fat and tendons before dicing into 1 inch pieces.

Incredible! (3 ratings)
Vegetable Broth - Low Sodium

* Carrots, raw, 1 medium (remove)
* Celery, raw, 1 stalk, medium (7-1/2" - 8" long) (remove)
* Garlic, 3 cloves (remove)
* Onions, raw, 1 medium (2-1/2" dia) (remove)
* Baked Potato (baked potatoes), 1 potato (2-1/3" x 4-3/4") (remove)
* Water, tap, 8 cup (8 fl oz) (remove)

Succotash from The Victory Garden

by Chef Michel Nischan

A healthy "Three Sisters" succotash featuring beans, corn, and pumpkin

This segment appears in show #3201.

Recipe courtesy of Michel Nischan
© 2007 Michel Nischan

Very Good (2 ratings)
White Cheese Chicken Lasagna

"Thick with an abundance of mozzarella, Parmesan and ricotta cheeses, this chicken and spinach lasagna could make you forget all about the tomato kind!"
From Allrecipes:

Italian Beef

"Beef rump slowly roasted with Italian seasonings until tender. Whenever these were on the menu, lines would form. Serve on crusty Italian bread."

I couldn't find an accurate nutrition record for boneless rump roast, so I chose the closest I could find, Beef bottom round. The nutrition on says:
Nutrition Information
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Calories: 494
Amount Per Serving
* Total Fat: 32.7g
* Cholesterol: 138mg
* Sodium: 985mg

Amount Per Serving
* Total Carbs: 2.3g
* Dietary Fiber: 0.8g
* Protein: 45.2g
I increased the amount of beef to make the recipe meet the calories of the original recipe. If you use boneless rump roast, the calculations will be correct for the amount listed in the ingredients list.

Chicken and Noodle Casserole

I used my left over chicken parts after roasting a chicken. Use any chicken you have available. I used American Cheese because that was what I had. Use any cheese you want. The flavor will change, but it will be good!

Oven Fried Chicken Tenders

I forgot to use the 3 T of butter called for in the original recipe, it turned out great, I just had to turn them one last time and bake for an additional 5 minutes to brown on all sides. My picky sil loved them! :)

Carrot Top salad - tabouleh style

A delicious way to use the leaves of carrots - serves 2-4, depending on the size of carrots

Carrot Top Scramble

A recipe for carrot greens. Serve with toast and veggie sausage.

Green Peas Masala (Curry) Recipe

Modified by using Curry powder instead of Garam masala powder, Curry leaves and Tumeric powder, because I didn't have those ingredients, but I'm sure it would have been better if I had mixed my own.

Modified from recipe found here:

This recipe can be served as curry also with rice or without rice as a side dish.

Fried Crispy Green Peas

This is a low fat reciepe and very easy to make.

Very Good (49 ratings)
Parmesan Tilapia

Easy baked fish

Very Good (35 ratings)
Grandma's Crumb Cake

My grandma made this cake often when I was growing up. It is delicious!

Caramelized Chicken Thighs

People fight over the “yummies” created by the caramelizing juices in this simple baked chicken recipe, which become crisp and very dark as the chicken cooks

Pinto Beans & Sausage

Low sodium version of Pinto Beans.

Twin Meat Loaves

Makes great sandwiches when cold.

Bechamel Sauce

Delicious over polenta.

Very Good (1 rating)
Chicken & Noodles with Veggies

I modified TZIPPY04's Left-over magic chicken and noodles recipe to use low-sodium broth. I also added zucchini matchsticks.

Lebanese Style Turkey Cabbage Rolls

I modified this version of cabbage rolls using ground turkey instead of ground beef. This dish freezes well, so you can have half for dinner and freeze the other half for another time.

Very Good (1 rating)
Shepherd's Pie

This can be made with ground turkey or ground lamb.

Bean & Chili Enchiladas

I made this with left overs. If I had had cheddar cheese, I would have used that.

Five-Minute Chocolate Mug Cake

This mug cake is perfect for when you want a little something sweet.

Incredible! (6 ratings)

This easy and tasty risotto makes a nice winter supper. I'd serve it with a salad made of raddicchio, endive, celery, and a few sliced Kalamata olives.

Crispy Chicken Strips

Chicken strips baked with a crispy rice coating.

Blonde Lentil Soup

From "The Vegetarian Epicure" by Anna Thomas:
I added more water. She says 5 cups, I used 8. The water cooks down.

Chicken and Rice

Made with a white sauce from skim milk rather than canned soup. Make your own broth to control the sodium and fat. I used an organic low-sodium broth to calculate, but I made my own broth.


A wonderful staple in Italian kitchens!

Angel Hair Pasta with Garlicy Shrimp and Vegetables

Garlic shrimp and pesto on angel hair pasta. Substitute whole wheat pasta for an even healthier meal. (My daughter doesn't like whole wheat pasta, so I'm entering it the way I prepared it. I prefer whole wheat!)

Tuna Casserole

Basic casserole with a kick!

Ranch Dressisng Mix

This is a mix of spices to add to Buttermilk Ranch Dressing.

Chili with Cheese

Uses 97% lean ground beef or ground turkey for a leaner chili.

Creamy Angel Hair Pasta Primavera

Lighter recipe with evaporated skim milk instead of half and half

Incredible! (1 rating)

This recipe substitues Ground Turkey for the beef in the traditional recipe.

Very Good (2 ratings)
Fried (and Baked) Meatballs

This is not a low fat or calorie recipe. I'm putting it in to calculate the damage from eating 3 meatballs! (It is delicious, BTW!)

Very Good (4 ratings)
Chicken Pasta Primavera

A light version with whole wheat pasta

Creamed Tomato Soup

Delicious when made from garden fresh tomatoes at the end of summer.

Cuban Black Beans

Great with Cuban Salmon and Brown Rice

Very Good (25 ratings)
Skillet Lasagna

This recipe is slightly richer, using Ricotta and Mozerella

Salmon Patties

from canned salmon

Baked Chicken Parmesan

Low Calorie Version of the classic recipe.

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