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Rumbamel's Fruit Medley Multigrain Muffins

I made aversion of these before with this hot cereal, but didn't have all the same ingredients, so I improvised.

Rumbamel's Asian Chicken Slaw

I made a really quick and easy Asian slaw a few nights earlier and my husband suggested I make some more, but I didn't want fish sticks again with it. So, I used boneless skinless chicken breasts and Jasmine rice. Yummy!

Abby's Strawberry Fruit Bar (like a crumble)

Again, my 12 yr old daughter is in the kitchen whipping up healthy options.

Abby Healthy Blueberry Spinach Muffins

My sweet 12 yr old daughter has been experimenting in the kitchen with healthy ingredients and barely any sugars. These were pretty good for breakfast.

Abby's Sweet Potato Nut Muffin Bread

My sweet daughter was wanting to make a healthy bread. She omitted all the sugar in the recipe she found on I think it is pretty good with some fruit or some Smart Balance spread.

Rumbamel's Cheeseburger Biscuit Cups from FB

A friend posted this video on FB and it looked really good, so I tried it. I stretched the 10 biscuits into a 12 serving. I might try croissants or pizza crust next time.

Rumbamel's Vitamix Asparagus Soup

We love asparagus and I have been waiting to make soup with it. This is very simple.

Rumbamel's Tuna Noodle Casserole made w/mac n cheese and mushroom soup

I've made this version of mac n cheese for a while, but just haven't made an actual recipe for it. It's tasty and easy, too!

Rumbamel's Vitamix Fresh Tomato Soup

I met a Vitamix guy at Sam's Club and after looking on his website, I decided to try this recipe. I really don't like it. I think it should have been made with cream and no sweetness. My kids didn't like it either. I will try again, with other ingredients.

Rumbamel's No Bake Chocolaty PB Cookie

I have been eating these cookies at my in-laws, but the full fat and sugar ones. I am hoping to use my own ingredients from home to make a better alternative.

Rumbamel's Breeze Vitamix Smoothie

I wanted to make a refreshing smoothie with dried apricots, bananas and frozen pineapple. I had some cinnamon almonds left over and added then today. I may try others later and use agave. It is meant to be a meal for my breakfast so that is why the calorie count is higher. You can cut it in half if you are having something with it.

Rumbamel's Bisquick Heart Smart Waffles

Easy quick waffles from a healthy mix.

Rumbamel's Carrot Raisin Cranberry Muffins using the Vitamix

This was one of my 1st non-smoothie recipes in the Vitamix so I made it pretty much "as is", except that I did my usual part whole wheat flour in the recipe. I also split the all raisins and put some cranberries in there, too. I think next time I will sub in some applesauce instead of the oil. It seemed just a bit dry and it will cut down on fat and calories, maybe.

Rumbamel's RockCrok Mexican Cornbread Casserole

I was searching for a while for a recipe and finally found one similar to this online and decided to adapt it. This is very easy to make.

Rumbamel's Vitamix Strawberry Banana Smoothie

I found a similar recipe in my Vitamix book and adjusted to my liking. Pretty tasty for a breakfast.

Rumbamel's Vitamix Great Orange Smoothie

I have been looking for a smoothie for my Vitamix for carrots and apples, but couldn't find one so I made one up. It was pretty good.

Rumbamel's Vitamix Grapes and Greens Smoothie

I found this one online and changed some of the ingredients because I don't eat pears and didn't have green grapes. We were brave and tried the avocado and it wasn't bad at all. The sweet fruit hides the veggies well.

Rumbamel's Vitamix Bonanza Smoothie

I found this one in the book and changed a few things according to my family's likes. I omitted the cinnamon because they didn't like it the 1st time and used fresh blueberries because we get them often.

Rumbamel's Vitamix Dole Pineapple Smoothie

I found this recipe stuck in my Cuisinart manual and used Fage instead of vanilla yogurt and tried a banana even though my daughter and I don't like them. I could tolerate it, but she didn't. So, maybe 1/2 of one next time.

Rumbamel's Vitamix Summer Fruit Smoothie (my version)

I used a basic recipe in the book, but changed a few things with what I had on hand. The kids loved it.

Rumbamel's Vitamix Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

I have been loving pumpkin and so now that I have the Vitamix this will be a regular for me.

Rumbamel's Vitamix Potato and Chicken Soup with Spinach

I am loving this machine. I made a quick soup with some grilled chicken, potatoes I cooked in my microwave bag and some evaporated milk and canned chicken broth.

Rumbamel's Vitamix Potato and Chicken Soup with Spinach

I am loving this machine. I made a quick soup with some grilled chicken, potatoes I cooked in my microwave bag and some evaporated milk and canned chicken broth.

Rumbamel's Vitamix Everything Smoothie (got basics from site)

I got the basic recipe from the Vitamix site and altered some of the ingredients. I used blueberries instead of grapes, clementines instead of an orange, canned peaches instead of thawed frozen ones, mixed greens instead of spinach and Dole frozen fruit mix instead of frozen strawberry and frozen banana. It turned out really good. I will definitely be doing this again.

Rumbamel's Vitamix Tropical Smoothie (from the site)

This is the 1st recipe I made with my new Vitamix. I used canned manderine oranges and apple juice when they called for a fresh orange and apple cider, but it was still awesome! I'll try a fresh orange next time, if I can.

Rumbamel's Crock Pot Potato Soup from

I used a wonderful website for this recipe and then just used Aldi's light brands like Fit n Active. YUM!!!!

Rumbamel's Pampered Chef Everyday Pan (RockCrok) One Pot Baked pasta with ground beef

I used thin spaghetti in this one with some parmesan and egg in the mixing sauce to make it more like a lasagna casserole. This Everyday Pan is easy to work with.

Rumbamel's Pampered Chef Everyday Pan (RockCrok) One Pot baked pasta with sausage

I had looked online to find recipes for my new pot and found a lady who had one. I used most of the same ingredients, but used Classico's sauce, changed the cream to evaporated skim milk and used a different noodle. It smelled amazing cooking and the nibble I tasted says dinner is going to be good tonight!

Rumbamel's Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings (got from a repost from my sister)

I found a very simple recipe for in the crockpot. It uses ingredients that I normally would use/stock.

Rumbamel's Chicken and Red Rice Soup with Kale

This hearty soup will warm you up and it's healthy and easy, too.

Rumbamel's Zupa Toscana (like at Olive Garden)

My husband and I have been making this recipe from a book called "Top Secret 'Restaurant' Recipes" for a long time. I use evaporated fat free milk instead of heavy cream that the book calls for and use a lot more kale. I also cook it less time.

Rumbamel's Ramen Noodle Broccoli Slaw

I had a version of this at a friend's house and have been dying to make it every since. Another friend finally found a recipe for me to try and so here it goes.

Rumbamel's Cucumber Kimchee

My Mother in Law made this when we visited her and gave me a recipe. I actually like it a lot, especially with veggie patties.

Rumbamel's Vegetarian Creamy Spicy Chili

This was originally a start for a white chicken chili for the family and then I decided it needed tomatoes and it became something else. I used some cranberry beans that were dried that I cooked in veggie broth.

Rumbamel's Vegetarian Cabbage and Meatball Soup

A hearty and healthy easy soup for vegetarians.

Rumbamel's Ruby Tuesday Salad

I often get the same made up salad at Ruby Tuesday's and then just put 1/2 T Blue Cheese dressing on the 1st time and Catalina (French) on the second time around. It's a pain in the butt to have to add in all the ingredients every time I go, so I decided to make a recipe. I'm guessing on the measurements of course.

Rumbamel's Homemade Wholegrain Pancake Mix

I got the basic recipe from a vegetarian book my friend got me for Christmas and then switched out some of the white flour for oats and whole wheat flour. My son loves pancakes, so this will be great to have on hand. Just add 2 cups of liquid like milk or juice and 2 eggs. (not included in the nutrition)

Rumbamel's Homemade Vegetarian Beans made with Cranberry Beans

This was pretty easy to make. I soaked them overnight and then used a vegetarian broth. The boiling took less than an hour!!! It made so much, now I can make refried beans, soup and more!!

Rumbamel's Vegetarian Lentil Starter Salad Mix

I tasted a great salad at Sweet Tomatoes and then later at our Farmer's store, I decided to mix a few ingredients of my own and try it at home. This is just a basic mix where you can had feta, goat or any crumbly cheese, fresh veggies and a light vinegar dressing to make a great salad.

Rumbamel's Nutty ApriCran Monkey Bread

This got rave reviews and there wasn't a speck left on Sunday morning!

Rumbamel's Almond Cranberry and Chocolate Chip Snack Mix

I love this simple mix for on the go. It's sweet and crunchy. YUM!

Rumbamel's Veggie Cabbage Soup

I made some home made veggie broth and had leftover veggies. We also had some cabbage for St. Patty's day so why not make a great healthy soup?!

Rumbamel's Spinach and Water Chestnut Dip

A friend of mine made this at a Bunco party and I almost couldn't stop eating it. It was awesome. She gave me the original she got hers from, but she made alterations, I think. Next time I will make mine with just sour cream and Greek yogurt and omit the mayo. This still was pretty good.

Rumbamel's Cinnamon Apple Marshmallow Treats

We bought a basically non sugar cereal and the kids didn't like it so we made an amazing marshmallow treat out of it. YUM!!

Rumbamel's Hungry Jack Complete Wheat Blends Pancakes with extra Fiber

My son loves pancakes and so I obliged him this morning with some simple ones (he doesn't know I added fiber).

Rumbamel's Black Bean and Corn Salsa

I had to use some fresh tomatoes and decided to make some fresh salsa with my new vegetarian cookbook.

Rumbamel's Chili Cheese Dip, no meat

My friend used to make this wonderful dip using canned chili, diced canned tomatoes, topped on cream cheese and then sprinkle the whole thing with shredded cheese. It was amazing, but I needed more fiber and protein. I have added, black beans and corn to mine. Wow, is it yummy!

Rumbamel's Greek Frozen Smoothie with Fiber

We bought some wonderful Dole frozen fruit at Sam's and some Fage Greek yogurt and I decided to make smoothies for everyone this morning. YUM! I added my fiber powder to help everyone out, too.

Rumbamel's Suzanne Somer's Dip (Roasted Red Pepper) made with Cottage Cheese and Sour Cream

I am experimenting with more veggies and thus more dips. I need more protein so cottage cheese is a great choice for dips.

Rumbamel's Pumpkin Chili c/o EMBUSBY

I love making recipes with pumpkin and when I saw a chili recipe, I just had to try it. I had to change a few things because I didn't have the ingredients. No salsa, so used diced toms with grn chiles, no extra beans so used chili beans and extra black beans, left out the zuccini. Very thick and not the normal chili you are used to.

Rumbamel's Crescent Fire Roasted Pepperoni Pizza

I just got a new ceramic pan and wanted to make something wonderful for my family. I tell ya, it beautiful.

Rumbamel's Spiced Pumpkin Seeds c/o CYNTHIA609

Pretty easy to make, smells great cooking and has 3.3 g fiber and 4.2 g protein per 1/3 C serving!!

Rumbmel's Crockpot Pot Pie Soup

I saw a recipe on Kraft's site for a "pantry" slow cooker meal and decided to make my own version. I added potatoes that needed to be used and used cream of mushroom soup instead of chive and onion cream cheese. I also used less flour for the thickener, less carrots and maybe more onions. We love onions. Enjoy!

Rumbamel's Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese

I bought some Pumpkin Spice bagels at Aldi and wanted some yummy cream cheese to accompany them so I made my own. YUMMY!!

Rumbamel's Amazing Thai Chicken Pizza

My 8 year old daughter urged me to make dinner tonight and it took all of 20 min.. It was so easy and tasted amazing!!

Rumbamel's Alfredo Sauce with bacon and peas

I love Alfredo and tomato sauce mixed. I decided to make a sauce with this and added some bacon bits and peas to make it even more heavenly. I pored it over some tortellini.

Rumbamel's Sweet and Sour Chicken w/Brown Rice and Veggies

I had made some great brown rice and veggies the night before and decided to use the left overs for this great recipe. It's very easy to make.

Rumbamel's Homemade Pasta Salad

I loved a fresh simple version of this my husband's Aunt made over Easter and decided to give it a try. My husband said it was "refreshing".

Rumbamel's Unstuffed Pepper Casserole with a Biscuit Top

I absolutely love stuffed peppers so I decided to make something a bit different today. It was pretty easy, too. Lots of veggies which make it colorful.

Rumbamel's Fresh Broccoli Sunflower and Bacon Salad with Cranberries

I found this refreshing salad on the Taste of Home website. I just love broccoli and this sweet salad is quick and easy.

Rumbamel's Carrot Cake Cream Cheese Cookies with Walnuts and Raisins

I've always wanted to make these cookies. Super easy!!

Rumbamel's Homemade Ice Cream (Yogurt) Sandwiches

We had lots of chocolate chip cookies left over from my son's play so we made sandwiches in my mom's old Tupperware ice cream sandwich makers. YUM!!

Rumbamel's Sausage Cabbage Soup

This is a warm delicious soup full of veggies and flavor for any time of year. It's pretty easy to make, too.

Rumbamel's Fiber One Apple Cinnamon Raisin Pancakes

These pancakes aren't too sweet on their own, but 3 pancakes gives you 5 grams of fiber and 4.9 g of protein with only 2.9 g of fat and 162.3 calories. If you have a glass of milk and some fruit with it, it's a very filling breakfast!

Rumbamel's Creamy Meat Spaghetti Sauce

My son loves spaghetti, but I don't make it that often. I honestly don't like them getting messy. When I do make it, I make it so healthy that they don't like it (too many veggies). Tonight I tried something different.

Rumbamel's Pumpkin Nut Cookie Bars with Cranberries

I've discovered a liking for pumpkin and am now trying all sorts of things with it. These cookie bars are from a pouch with all sorts of goodies thrown in. YUM!

Rumbamel's Version of DEWAYNE7's Broccoli Bacon Salad

I had a broccoli, cauliflower, sunflower seed, red onion salad w/a sweet dressing at my in-laws at a pot luck and pretty much only ate that. I had to come home and find a recipe. I left out Dewayne7's raisins, too. This really hits the spot!!

Rumbamel's Cheesy Bean Dip

I love bean dip and have made several varieties over the years, this is probably my favorite.

Rumbamel's Chicken and Bean Red Chili

I wanted a protein packed dinner and this turned into a hearty meal!! Yum!

Rumbamel's Beef Stroganoff Soup with Barley

I had some evaporated fat free milk that needed to be used and saw the cream of mushroom soup. I immediately though of stroganoff. I wish I had ground meat to make this better, but this will do in a pinch. It was tasty with a crescent roll and a piece of sharp cheddar on top.

Rumbamel's Spanish Rice Chicken with Black Beans and Corn

I had a few left over odds and ends to make Spanish rice and decided to use my left over black beans, too. This dish is really easy to make and fills you up. Add some salsa to spice it up a bit.

Rumbamel's Crustless Pumpkin Cheesecake

I've made this pie before, but used a graham cracker crust. I decided to see what it would be like w/out the crust. I don't need a crust. I also used a bit more pumpkin.

Rumbamel's Crockpot Beef Barley Veggie Soup

This is an easy soup to throw together at 1:30pm and it'll be ready for dinner at 5pm. It's packed with flavor, color and vitamins. Yum!

Rumbamel's Pumpkin Apple Bread

This is a very easy recipe! You take a pumpkin quick bread, add a can of pumpkin and 1 C fresh applesauce. Stir and cook!

Rumbamel's Stuffed Pepper Casserole

I often make stuffed peppers, but it is a lot of work. I decided to make a casserole instead. Other than all the cutting, this is much better than the boiling of the peppers of my last recipe.

Rumbamel's Pumpkin Chocolate Apple Cake with Nuts

I had seen a recipe for Pumkin Cake and decided to change it up just a bit. This is very moist and pretty easy to make.

Rumbamel's BBQ Crockpot Pork with Jelly

I'd seen a recipe that tenderized the pork with canned soda in a crockpot and then later added jelly to make a bbq sauce. I couldn't find the recipe later, so just tried my hand at it. Enjoy!

Rumbamel's Beef and Barley Stew

When you have leftover cooked barley and need a quick meal, this recipe the quick fix for you. It's warm, hearty and healthy, too.

Rumbamel's Creamy Alfredo Baked Pasta

I found the original recipe in a Taste of Home magazine. I altered it just a bit to suit what I had at home.

Rumbamel's Whole Wheat Low Fat Banana Nut Muffins

I had a really good recipe I got off of and decided to make it healthier. It's pretty tastey and not to bad nutritionwise either. Serving size is 2 mini muffins.

Rumbamel's Queso Cornbread

Try this tasty quick cornbread for a change with your next meal.

Rumbamel's Greek Hashbrown Omelet

I got the basic recipe from a Taste of Home magazine and made it my own.

Rumbamel's Turkey Tortilla Soup

We had a hodge podge of ingredients in the fridge and this nice soup came into existence.

Rumbamel's Turkey Burgers

We hadn't had homemade burgers in a while. Ground turkey helps make this healthy and seasonings make it taste good. Enjoy it with all sorts of toppings because it is a basic recipe.

Rumbamel's Husband's Broccoli and Rice with Chicken and Cheese

Hubby wanted to create another dinner, but I told him I needed to measure everything first. :)

Rumbamel's Spanish Rice

This is a quick 15 minutes rice using a boil in the bag brown rice and some veggies. You can adjust the tomatoes to suit you spice level also.

Rumbamel's Very Easy (No Bake Noodle) Lasagna

I have a similar recipe for the crockpot, but didn't have 4-6 hours tonight. this takes a jar of sauce with meat in it, some ricotta, flavored shredded cheese and no boil noodles. Pretty easy!

Rumbamel's Creamed Fresh Corn

We have been buying some really great fresh corn from the farmers. So, I have had to be inventive with some of the recipes since they make you buy 12 at a time. This recipe is simple and fresh!

Rumbamel's Blueberry Peach Hungry Jack Pancakes

My kids love pancakes, especially when I fancy them up a bit. These pancakes are easy and tasty, too. It only has 5 ingredients!

Rumbamel's Mexican Favorite

This dish has some fresh veggies and healthy black beans with a little lean chicken. Philadelphia's Cooking Cream and some Mexican cheese top off the wonderful flavors.

Rumbamel's Veggie Loaded Stir Fry

My hubby asked if we had rice and something like polish sausage. When he then asked if I could make something like fried rice, I said, "Of, course!" Enjoy!!

Rumbamel's Roast Beef and Veggies with Biscuits

We had just gotten back from vacation and had no milk, juice or much of anything else for that matter. So, I scanned what we did have: left over veggies from the trip, canned roast beef and biscuits. What a treat!

Rumbamel's Fruit Nut and Chocolate Shake

I tried to make a healthy fruit shake with nuts and chocolate chips, but it didn't turn out as great calorie and fat wise as I wanted. Next time I will use less chocolate. It tastes great and is loaded with fruit and nuts, though.

Rumbamel's Tortellini Salad

My husband's family member made this with broccoli, cauliflower and probably the imitation bacon bits and regular ranch. It was so good I had to try it at home. I didn't have broccoli and cauliflower, but zuccini worked just fine.

Rumbamel's Veggie and Pineapple Bread

I have made a similar recipe, but decided to add some carrots and more fiber. Yum!

Rumbamel's Hungry Jack Pumpkin Wheat Pancakes

We love pumpkin pancakes and with this pack of wheat "easy pack", we can whip up a batch in no time. YUM!

Rumbamel's whole wheat cheese cornbread

I found someone else's cornbread recipe that used some great ideas and then tweated it a bit. Next time I will try to use egg substitute if I can to bring the calories down. Enjoy!

Rumbamel's Homemade Hawaiian Pizza with Pillsbury Crust

I made this pizza with a Jiffy crust and the family raved so I am branching out and seeing what is the best crust with the same toppings and seasonings.

Rumbamel's Easy Creamy Mushroom Crockpot Chicken

I got this one from a friend when we passed meals around in our Mommy's group. It's a very easy put together crock meal because you use frozen boneless skinless chicken breasts, canned mushroom soup, and bacon bits instead of bacon. Oh and yummy sour cream!

Rumbamel's Easy Creamy Mushroom Crockpot Chicken

I got this one from a friend when we passed meals around in our Mommy's group. It's a very easy put together crock meal because you use frozen boneless skinless chicken breasts, canned mushroom soup, and bacon bits instead of bacon. Oh and yummy sour cream!

Rumbamel's Homemade Hawaiian Pizza

My kids love Hawaiian pizza so I decided I would try my hand at making it. I seasoned the crust to make it a bit better and used low fat Canadian bacon and unsweetened pineapple.

Rumbamel's Daughter's Mexican Mix

My 7 year old daughter created this recipe tonight. It's quite beautiful and tasty to boot. I think we have a budding chef on our hands.

Rumbamel's Guacamole

This is a very easy and delicious recipe. One serving is about 2 Tablespoons and it looks like this makes about 2 cups depending on the size of your avocados, so I think this makes about 16 servings. You can also use jarred jalapenos, but I would then change the salsa, lemon/lime juice amounts, too. So, that's going to change the nutrition. The jarred jalapenos have vinegar which will help with reducing the browning of the avocados. Makes about 2 3/4 C.

Rumbamel's Spaghetti Pie made with Turkey Sauce

An easy fix for the left-over spaghetti meat sauce and noodles.

Rumbamel's Easy Traditional Mustard and Pickle Potato Salad

My mom used to make this awesome potato salad for my dad all the time. When I find similar ones elsewhere it usually has celery in it which my kids, husband and I don't like. My mom never made it with celery either. It makes me think of family get togethers and BBQs. I hope you will enjoy it, too..

Rumbamel's Coleslaw

A quick and easy recipe for a small amount of left over cabbage. Enjoy!

Rumbamel's Crustless Feta and Asparagus Quiche

I love quiche and continue to try different variations. Asparagus is an awesome vegetable to work with and is refreshing with feta! Enjoy.

Rumbamel's Simple Egg Salad

We had some eggs that were aging and I just got a craving. Pretty good!

Rumbamel's Black Bean and Beef Taco Filler

This is a new and interesting taco filler. Different from the plain ol' taco meat. YUM!

Rumbamel's Jalapeņo Dip

I got an e-mail from Kellogg's and it sounded so good. I love jalapeņo poppers!! I figured I would give this dish a try.

Rumbamel's Turkey Sausage and BBQ Sauced Apples

I just started mixing and this wonderfully tasty dish appeared! Enjoy!

Rumbamel's Lemon Crumb Squares

I found this in a Taste of home magazine and decided to tinker with it a bit. It sounded so delicious and refreshing with the lemon.

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Rumbamel's Six Layer Mexican Dip (smaller version)

I used to make this bean dip in a 9 x 13 casserole dish, but my family right now can't eat that much. So, I have reduced it down to fit into a 11 x 7 casserole dish which is just perfect for one meal! My 7 year old daughter requests this often!

Rumbamel's Spinach and Water Chestnut Dip (cold)

My friend made a delicious dip like this at her daughter's birthday party and on St. Patty's day I decided to make my own.

Rumbamel's Crockpot Easy Prep Lasagna

I usually don't make lasagna because of all the work that has to be put into it, but when I came across this recipe and figured I could use my Morning Star crumbles and Oven Ready noodles to speed it all up, I figured I would give it a shot.

Rumbamel's version of TAHLON's Black Bean and Corn Salsa

I saw this recipe on SP and decided to give it a try since we had several ingredients and also because I've been looking for a good black bean and corn salsa for a while.

Rumbamel's BBQd Pork Butt in the Crock

My husband bought a pork butt on sale at the store and so I went searching for recipes. I found some crock pot ones that sounded interesting. One for adding rootbeer and BBQ sauce and one for adding BBQ sauce and onions. Both sounded interesting, so I somewhat combined them and made it my own.

Rumbamel's Very Easy Roast Beef Pot Pie

I love my easy roast beef stew recipe and my family loves pot pies, so I decided to combine the two in a delicious recipe!

Rumbamel's Salmon Loaf (from viewing many on Spark)

I had been wanting a new way to try canned salmon that maybe my kids will eat it. They are 5 and 6 right now and don't like the fishiness of salmon patties. Maybe this will be different enough.

Rumbamel's Slimmed Down version of Crochetlady2's Coleslaw

I finally decided to buy some Miracle Whip and looking at the nutrition on the Light, it wasn't too bad. I figured it is probably a good ingredient for coleslaw and maybe some tuna recipes also. So here goes my first one. :)

Rumbamel's version of MSU_ALLYN's Apple Pancakes

I added some nutmeg and cinnamon to my apples that I cooked in the microwave. I also left the skins on for the vitamins. I used skim milk since we don't drink soy milk, I guess that's why my calories are a bit higher. I also decided to cook mine in ramekins so each family member could have their own special treat.

Rumbamel's Cabbage and Roast Beef Stew

I bought some cabbage to make cabbage casserole or cabbage rolls, but with 3/4 of the family sick, I figured I would make some soup/stew instead.

Rumbamel's Easy Chicken and Barley Soup

I needed a quick dinner and we had some "Quick Barley" from Quaker in the pantry. What better on a night when a snow storm is rolling in?!

Rumbamel's Angel Hair and Crab Carbanara

My husband wanted some crab pasta and we had some light creamy sauce in the pantry so YUM YUM was invented! Enjoy!

Rumbamel's Pepperjack Cornbread

I've been wanting to have some spicy cornbread and when I made my delicious Crockpot Sausage, Shroom and Corn Chili and decided to give it a go. Enjoy!!

Rumbamel's Wild Rice Chicken Stoganoff

I needed a quick dinner and chicken and rice sounded great! YUM!

Rumbamel's Sunny Side Up Protein Breakfast

I was looking for a good protein breakfast that was a change from my usual cereal or oatmeal and discovered this tasty concoction. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Rumbamel's Sloppy Joes

I've been wanting to make my own sloppy joes for a long time. I finally found a recipe in a magazine that seemed suitable and quick.

Rumbamel's Hot Holiday Apple Juice

I'm not sure how the calories really work with this recipe because I don't eat the cranberries, or oranges, we just use them for flavor. Hmmmm. I'm guessing it's a bit less.


Rumbamel's Taco Meat Mix (soy and beef)

If you are just getting into eating vegetarian or if you have just gotten burnt out try this nice mix of the two. It's easy and tasty!

Rumbamel's Cranberry and Apricot Oatmeal Bars

I ran across a Chocolate, Cranberry Oat Bar recipe, but since all my Christmas recipes thus far had chocolate and nuts, I decided to change it up a bit. What a nice change!!

Rumbamel's Chocolate Chip Cookie Walnut Bars

I have been wanting to make a chocolate walnut cookie bar for a while. I love experimenting in the kitchen! This will be just a treat for once in a while. YUM!


Rumbamel's Spiced Mixed Nuts

I found a recipe for Spiced nuts that called for Cinnamon, allspice and Seasoned Salt. I changed up the suggested nuts and the spices and got this wonderful recipe!

Rumbamel's Corn Pudding in the Microwave (per a Taste of Home book)

I found this easy recipe in a taste of home magazine. Enjoy!

Rumbamel's Turkey BBQ Bacon Hawaiian Pizza

One more unique left over Thanksgiving turkey recipe. Enjoy!

Rumbamel's Turkey Pot Pies

Left over turkey, some puff pastry burning a hole in the freezer, and viola, a delicious dish! Enjoy!!

Rumbamel's Sweet and Sour Turkey with Wild Rice

A new invention with Thanksgiving leftovers. Enjoy!!

Rumbamel's No Bake Lemon Cheesecake

This is my sister's long time recipe for the Fall/Winter holidays that I just absolutely love! I loved it when there were little bits of cream cheese in there to know it was homemade, too. YUM!!

Rumbamel's No Bake Lemon Cheesecake

This is my sisters long time recipe for the Fall/Winter holidays that I just absolutely love! I loved it when there were little bits of cream cheese in there to know it was homemade, too. YUM!!

Rumbamel's Creamy Crockpot Chicken Enchiladas

I saw a similar recipe in a Taste of Home magazine and got a little creative. I changed the soup to mushroom soup, added fresh mushrooms, omitted a few ingredients and used the crockpot! It smelled mouthwatering while cooking. Enjoy!

Rumbamel's version of Chef Meg's Pumpkin Dip

I was glad to find Chef Meg's Pumpkin Dip, but wanted a sweet version so here it is. I have been wanting something like this for my whole wheat English muffins and mini bagels in the morning. :)

Rumbamel's Turkey Stuffing Tuna Cakes

I ran across this recipe in a kraft magazine and usually don't like stuffing recipes, but since I like salmon patties and wanted to try something new for my family I gave it a try. It's quite tasty!

Rumbamel's Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes

My kids weren't sure what these were so I decided to make them. Who wouldn't love cheesy potatoes?! Enjoy!

Rumbamel's Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake Brownies

I made a pretty good Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake last year and decided to expand upon it with a brownie crust. What a yummy combination!

Rumbamel's Green Chile and Pork Cornbread Casserole

This is a wonderful cornbread casserole full of hidden veggies. The Stokes Green Chile sauce with pork gives it some wonderful flavors and the cheese adds creaminess.

Rumbamel's Skillet Chicken Florentine

This recipe is fairly easy to make and uses fresh ingredients as well. The Laughing Cow cheese wedges add some great flavor.

Rumbamel's Guacamole Pizza

The recipe I found this from used 1 pound of full fat bacon cooked in a pan. That would have been 1 1/3 cups of Hormel's 50% less fat bacon bits. I decided to use only 1/2 C for this recipe as well as using 1/3 less fat cream cheese. My 6 year old daughter ate 2 pieces!! Hubby ate a lot more :)

Rumbamel's 12 Grain Pumpkin French Toast

My recent fascination for pumpkin recipes led me to this wonderful breakfast treat. Enjoy!!

Rumbamel's Zuccini and Brown Rice Soup

My hubby was feeling sickly and wanted a healthy soup for dinner so my creative juices started cooking.

Rumbamel's Apple Pumpkin Treat

It's Fall and apples are dropping. I decided to make a special treat for the family.

Rumbamel's Crispy Honey Flounder

This was awesome the first time I made it before Sparkpeople, of course, I also use a bit of oil then. I will try tweeking it a bit and see if it turns out better.

Rumbamel's Buffalo Chicken Dip

My friends have made this dip many times and I finally got the recipe from them. I decided to make my own and man it's good.

Rumbamel's Creamy Spinach and Chicken Pasta

I originally found this in a Kraft e-mail and realized I had all the ingredients to make it that night so decided to give it a try with some added chicken and a few tweaks. I hope you enjoy it!

Rumbamel's Chicken Mexican Rice

I wanted to make some jazzed up Mexican rice and this wonderful dish is the result. It's colorful and easy to make if you have some cooked chicken breasts, too.

Rumbamel's Cheesy Broccoli and Cauliflower

A yummy side dish to go with several meat meals!

Rumbamel's Ham and Bean Corn Chowder

This is a hearty corn chowder that is simple to make as well. Enjoy!!

Rumbamel's Quaker Oatmeal Blueberry Pancakes

My kids love pancakes and especially love blueberries so when I saw the Quaker Oatmeal Pancake mix I decided to put it all together. It was a huge hit, my 6 year old ate 3!

Rumbamel's Cocoa Ricotta Cream

A great creamy cocoa protein snack! It's not low fat, but sometimes at night I am low on my fat and protein counts, so this snack helps.

Rumbamel's Cheesy Garlic Bean Dip

I usually make a bean dip like this and seeing as how it was Cinco de Mayo, I figured I would make it for my family that was coming over. It was a nice addition to the other items on the menu.

Rumbamel's Cabbage Unrolls

We love cabbage rolls but not all the work. I have a couple recipes and just mixed and matched. Enjoy!

Rumbamel's Seafood Lasagna

I've been wanting to make this for a long time. I found a base of a recipe in a Taste of Home book and made it my own. Enjoy!

Rumbamel's Creamy Asparagus and Cheese Tortellini with Chicken Sausage

What a yummy creamy sausage, who needs Olive Garden!
Enjoy! This has a veggie, some lean meat and lots of flavor, too.

Rumbamel's Easy Peach Cream Cheese Spread

This is a wonderfully easy sweet spread for apples, english muffins or to put on some oatmeal. Lots of possibilities! Enjoy!

Rumbamel's Puff Pastry Asparagus and Bacon Quiche

I love quiche and wanted something other than oven cooked or skillet cooked asparagus for dinner. I found a puff pastry at Aldi and decided to give it a try. Enjoy!

Rumbamel's husband Mike's Pineapple/Orange Smoothie with wheat germ

My sweet hubby made me a smoothie and even measured the ingredients for me! Needs more ice, he says, even before I could mention, but it's still good!!

Rumbamel's Garlic Seafood Carbanara

Needed to use some baby portabellas and my brain started ticking. What a great way to get some veggies also.

Very Good (2 ratings)
Rumbamel's Dark Chocolate Mexican Brownies with Almond's

I was having a Cinco de Mayo party and also love brownies so decided to experiement. Here is the yummy result! very easy, too!

Rumbamel's Mexican Potato and Egg Casserole

My daughter didn't want eggs for dinner and I needed to use them so I improvised. We got to use many items in our fridge and get a tastey meal. Enjoy!

Rumbamel's Brown Sugar and Honey Carrots

My husband made this for me a long time ago and now that I'm sparking, I would like to eat more veggies. I'm not too fond of carrots unless they are in a roast, but I remember these with a smile!

Rumbamel's Very Easy Stir Fry with Spam Lite and Brown Rice

This is similar to my "fried" rice and we serve it with brown Success boil in the bag rice. It is easy, fast and delicious. 5 ingredients and rice.

Rumbamel's Mushroom Chili

I made this chili years before being a Sparker and decided to try it tonight. I used Morning Star Crumbles and extra lean ground beef. I decided to use fresh mushroom for an extra added change as well.

Rumbamel's Vegged Cream Cheese Dip

I'd been wanting to make some cream cheese dip like you would get at Panera/St. Louis Bread Co. but wasn't sure how to reduce the calories. Next time I will definitely reduce the shallots, they are very strong! I think it could also use some red bell peppers, but I didn't have any at the time.

Rumbamel's Dreamy Orange Pineapple Cake

I had heard of this cake before and went searching for it. It was really great and a crowd pleaser!

Rumbamel's Chicken and Rice with Broccoli and Mushrooms

Once again we had some broccoli that to be used. This time it was because the produce co-op was the next day and who know what we will get in the box that will need to used up. My brain started ticking and this is what turned out. Enjoy!!

Rumbamel's Cornbread Kielbasa and Broccoli Casserole

This is similar to my Cornbread Squash Casserole. I usually make this version with 2% milk sharp cheddar cheese instead of the italian, but I was out. Enjoy!

Rumbamel's Cornbread Squash Casserole

I first made this with yellow squash for my husband's work lunch and they raved about it. We then made it at home and tried it with broccoli. It's quick and delicious. If you eat it with a side salad it makes a nice meal for dinner. Enjoy!

Very Good (1 rating)
Rumbamel's Mushroom and Asparagus Brown Rice Risotto

I thought this sounded good from another Sparker so I made my own with more asparagus, no olive oil and changed the onions to red onions. Maybe next time some slivered almonds would be nice. Hmmmmm.....

Rumbamel's Favorite Meatloaf

Next time I make this my 4 year old son asked me to tone it down since I have white pepper and spicy brown mustard in it. It is REALLY good, though! I left out the tomato sauce in another batch and made meatballs. It made about meatballs. If you have 4 meatballs per serving or about 2.26 oz you get 251.3 cal, 19.6 fat, 1.2 carbs, .1 fiber, and 17.1 protein.

Rumbamel's Kielbasa Potato Mix

Needed freezer space and had some potatos so here it is. I even had my mini chefs taste it at the end. I think some peas would compliment it quite well. Enjoy!

Rumbamel's Chipotle Pineapple Salsa

I got this original recipe from my Mother-in-Law's WW's book and left out a couple ingredients. It's hot and sweet! This is great served warm or cold.

Rumbamel's Spinach Artichoke dip from fresh Spinach

Once again had fresh spinach that needed to be used and came up with a great recipe. My kids love spinach artichoke dip so this was a great way to get their veggies in also.

Rumbamel's version of Uncle Bill's Amazing Taco Salad

My Uncle Bill made this for us over the Summer and it was awesome! I couldn't wait to make it for my family.

Rumbamel's Lean Beef Spinach and Rice Stroganoff

We got a lot of produce with my first produce Co-op and I wanted to make good use of them. I used 1/2 the bag of fresh spinach, the whole container of shrooms, onions and fresh garlic in this tastey recipe!

Rumbamel's Cinnamon Apple Chicken Salad

I have been wanting to experiment with fruited chicken salads. This is not a grand slam, but it's alright. It's got a crunch and the sweet and salty that I wanted, but I just can't put my finger on what it needs. Maybe cranberries instead of grapes

Rumbamel's Crustless Cream Cheese and Bacon Stuffed Jalapeno Poppers

These baked jalapeno poppers really hit the spot an d you can make them spicy if you want to by adding some chopped jalapenos or jarred juice. I use my fresh grown peppers and jarred 50% less fat bacon along with 1/3 less fat cream cheese and 2% milk shredded cheese so these are lower in fat and calories than a lot of other varieties. You will have many different sized peppers so I just give 2 oz as a serving size. My mix made a total of about 27 oz with peppers and mix which yields about 13.5 servings of 2 oz. each.

Rumbamel's Creamed Asparagus Chicken

I saw an alfredo chicken recipe and got inspired. I love asparagus and has these ingredients. Enjoy!

Rumbamel's Homemade Dill Dip

We had some leftover rye bread so I decided to make my own dill dip. 52.5 cal. per 2T serving is a whole lot better than the store's 120 cal.! I think I'll make this more often.

Rumbamel's Very Easy Roast Beef Stew

This is very tastey and easy. It tastes like it was on the stove all day when you are really just throwing a few things together. It makes 6- 1 1/2 C servings which fills you up!

Incredible! (3 ratings)
Rumbamel's Delicious Loaded Potato and Broccoli Soup

Once again we had something that needed to be used, potatoe,s and I just started creating. I am amazed at how delicious this can be and not at a nutritional price! I hope you enjoy!!

Rumbamel's Confetti Spanish Rice with MorningStar Taco Crumbles

I wanted to make a spanish rice with plenty of veggies and then wanted a meat, well I also wanted it quick. Morning Star meal starters is very quick!

Rumbamel's Success Brown Rice made with Chicken

I wanted to give the success rice some flavor and man o man is this good all by itself! I'm planning on using it in som stuffed peppers, unfried rice, spanish rice and just as a side dish. It's easy to make and in the microwave, too!

Rumbamel's Crustless Spinach Kielbasa Quiche

I saw a bacon tomato crustless quiche on Kraft website and got to thinking. My 5 yr. old daughter doesn't like bacon anymore, my 4 yr old son doesn't like tomatoes and I've been wanting to use spinach. So, here we are and YUM YUM YUM! Enjoy!

Rumbamel's Outrageously Garlic Asparagus Tortellini

I got the basic recipe from the Two Sisters Gourmet and omitted the oil and added asparagus. My son who doesn't eat tomatoes, ate his whole bowl!!! Serving size is 1 1/2 C.

Rumbamel's Splenda Brownies w/out Nuts or Soda

Decided to make them regular this time and also no oil. Just used the mix, changed the water to skim milk and the oil to less and used Smart Balance. Enjoy!

Rumbamel's White Pepper and Cheese Mashed Potatoes

I wanted to stick to a more basic mashed potato this time. It was still a little spice for the kids, but delicious. Great with my Yummy Meatloaf and green bean (not in the nutrition).

Rumbamel's Pancakes Made with Quaker Oatmeal Pancake Mix

Pretty good with apple butter or fruit (not in the nutrition). Makes about 27 silver dollar sized ones.

Rumbamel's Green Chile and Veggie Egg Casserole

Hubby wanted eggs for dinner and this what turned out.

Rumbamel's White Beans and Ham (easy)

This is super easy and great on a cold night or whenever you need a quick meal. We had it with salad and fruit.

Rumbamel's Green Chile and Pork Soup

My husband and four year old son gobbled this up! It's great on cold winter night. The corn gives it a great yet subtle sweetness and the grilled onions add extra flavor.

Rumbamel's Almond Delight

My husband's Aunt makes this every year. It's delicious but a 2 oz serving is a doozie on the calories so watch out. So, I cut this down to each serving being only 1 oz. This would still be a splurge. Great for making for others though!

Rumbamel's Walnut Crunch Bars

Wow, what a sugar rush! These are definitely not a heathly snack.

Rumbamel's Chocolate Walnut Whole Wheat Biscotti

I saw this easy recipe on Taste of Home, I think, and since I love chocolate and nuts decide to give it a whirl. I've always wanted to try biscotti. This is really easy to make!

Rumbamel's Quaker Oatmeal Waffle's (from the mix)

I basically just used the box mix as directed and cooked in my waffle iron. Pretty good with frozen fruit on top. Makes 9 1/2 servings of 2 triangles each

Rumbamel's Brownie Bites

I found the original recipe in a Taste of home book and did my usual of 1/2 ww flour and 1/2 white, then lowered the sugar and changed the butter to Smart Balance. These aren't too bad.

Rumbamel's Whole Wheat Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

I got this recipe from an Eat Up Slim Down book and reduced the sugar amount a bit and changed the 1% mlk to skim. I also added some walnuts. It makes about 45-46 cookies with my #50 scoop. W/out walnuts these are still really good and it take a little over 10 calories away per cookie! Either way they are awesome!

Rumbamel's Pumpkin Cheesecake

This is a delicious once in a while treat. I told my husband, I basically just made it up and he said, "We'll see", meaning the taste. Well, he thought it was really good!

Rumbamel's Breakfast Sausage and Mushroom Bake

We had mushrooms and potatoes that needed to be eaten so pair those with some frozen sausage, onions, egg whites and cheese and you have a very tasty dinner, er breakfast : )

Rumbamel's Crockpot Pumpkin Walnut/Cranberry Bread

I saw a recipe for one with cranberries and orange zest or peal and love nuts. I searched for other crockpot recipes and couldn't find exactly what I wanted. I found plenty of pumpkin bread recipes and some that had whole wheat and used cranberries. I adjusted the sugar and this is what I came up with and it tastes pretty good. 1 oz is a small serving but if you pair it with other things for breakfast it's alright, besides the nutritions is great so you can eat more anyway!

Rumbamel's 10 Cheese Mashed Taters

Boil the taters in fat free chicken broth for extra flavor with onions, then add six cheese italian cheese and four cheese mexican cheese. Yum!

Rumbamel's Crockpot Easy Creamed Chicken and Broccoli

I got this from another lady who used bacon and no broccoli. We love to add veggies to our meals. This is easy because you use frozen chicken breasts!

Very Good (1 rating)
Rumbamel's Crockpot Sausage Shroom and Corn Chili

My daughter's school had a Fall Fest and needed some chili. I had some sausage and made this recipe. Unfortunately, this delicious recipe got dumped in with all the other chilis and served to the masses :( Oh well, at least I discovered a new recipe!

Rumbamel's Crab and Asparagus Crustless Quiche

I've made something similar and had some asparagus. I have been wanting to put crab meat in so mixed two recipes. Enjoy!

Rumbamel's Smoked Sausage Kraut and Apples(crockpot)

I found this in a Taste of Home magazine and used turkey sausage and less brown sugar. It's really tasty! I think some sliced potatoes would be good with it, too. (not in the nutritional info)

Rumbamel's Fudgy Fruit Smoothy

I'd been eating some not so healthy foods lately and was craving something more nutritious. So I promised the kids we'd whip up a smoothie the next morning this delicious treat came out. My husband complimented it! I added a teaspoon of fiber sure to mine afterwards and ate it with some Morning Star sausage links (not in the nutritional info). Good breakfast!

Rumbamel's Mock Cheese Steak Sandwich

I have been wanting to make something like this for a while. I'm glad now I have a basic idea. I just need to tweek the flavor parts. My husband thought it was a bit salty. I suppose with the meat and cheeses, it could be. Have fun knowing you don't have to go to a greasy spoon to get a cheese steak!

Rumbamel's Pumpkin Brownies

I saw a SP recipe for using soda and Devil's Food Cake, pumkin and Devil's Food Cake and upon shopping for the devil's food cake I noticed the calorie count on the brownies, so I decided to try this. Without the walnuts it's 55.8 cal, 1.1 fat, 12.8 carbs, 1.2 fiber and .8 protein. I put it in my 9 x 13 dish and made 24 pieces.

Very Good (1 rating)
Rumbamel's Easy Ham and Peasy Mac n Cheesy

My Uncle made a version of this with Spam while we stayed with him in California on vacation, so I tried to replicate it at home. It's actually better with Spam! I'll do that next time, but this was pretty good and the kids gobbled this up as well!

Rumbamel's Stuffed Green Peppers

This originally had no rice, but I wanted to add some texture and make it more filling, so I added the rice. These are really moist and flavorful! Makes 8. I also used yellow and purple peppers. Try red, too.

Rumbamel's 3 Cheese Garlic Mashed Potatoes

This is an adult mashed potatoes. I fed it to the kids along with fresh green beans and some pork chops. My husband and I enjoyed it, but the kids weren't thrilled. Oh, well. I would have put another cheese, cream cheese, in it, but I didn't have any. It was still yummy.

Rumbamel's Diet Soda Brownies with Walnuts

I've been exploring different combinations of the diet sodas and cakes or brownies lately. I love chocolate and nuts! Walnuts are also one of the super foods, so why not put it all together? This uses brownies with Splenda, diet Shasta rootbeer and walnuts, that's it! The second time I used grape diet Shasta!

Rumbamel's Strawberry Blueberry Morning Smoothie

My husband actually made this and measured all the ingredients out for me! I was very greatful that I could share one of his smoothies. He loves to make them for the kids on the weekends. The yogurt is actually low fat I need to fix that in my nutrition data title.

Rumbamel's Salmon Patties

I got this basic recipe from a Taste of home book and then I use whatever crackers I have on hand. My husband loves them.

Rumbamel's Homemade Beandip

I didn't have any refried beans and my 4 year old son loves bean dip, so I drained some cans and added some extras. He and some other guests really enjoyed it. Turns out my sour cream was full fat and I thought it was lite which was a bummer, so this recipe usually will be 1/2 c = 172.4 cal, 5.8 fat, 18.8 carbs, 2.9 fiber, 10.7 protein. Not a big difference, but every bit counts. Enjoy!

Rumbamel's Reduced Sugar Version of BAYLEEMONKEY's Crockpot Apple Butter

I had apples, she had a recipe, but I didn't want to add 3 C of sugar (for the whole recipe). So, when I cut the recipe in half, I just reduced some of the sugar also. It smells awesome cooking and it is really easy to make!

Very Good (10 ratings)
Rumbamel's Twice Baked Potato Salad

I got the basic recipe from Dierberg's and used my own approximations based on the order of ingredients. My friends and family love it! This version makes 4 cups or 8 servings of 1/2 cup each. You can eat it warm also and it tastes like a loaded baked potato!

Incredible! (1 rating)
Rumbamel's Scallop & Asparagus Chowder

My five year old daughter helped me create this delicious dish. I had some asparagus and scallops and wanted to make a dish. She suggested a soup. Well, my wheels started turning and here it is! Enjoy!

Incredible! (1 rating)
Rumbamel's Six Layer Bean Dip

I used to have seven or eight layers to this dip when I first started making it, but not everyone likes salsa and guacamole. So, it's now down to six, but still delicious. It's best made with Rosarita refried beans, but I can't seem to find them many places. This makes 9 servings and I put it in a 9 x 13 x 2 casserole dish.

Rumbamel's Homemade Spaghetti Sauce w/MorningStar Meal Starters

My daughter doesn't like spicy things and the only sauce I had was a spicy red pepper sauce in the pantry. So, I decided to make her one.

Rumbamel's Quick Chicken and Beans

I had some leftover grilled skillet chicken with garlic, salt and pepper on it and decided to add some beans. I then began adding other things like tomatoes and corn. It all came together like a chili. I topped it with sour cream, salsa and cheese YUM! (not in the nutrition, by the way)

Very Good (2 ratings)
Rumbamel's Yummy Squash

I first got the recipe from a Suzanne Somers site and have altered it a bit. My 3 year old ate almost 6 oz all my himself tonight. This is great as a side dish with meatloaf! I would cut the serving sizes down, though. I calculated it for 4 dinner size portions and we eat it with a salad or small piece of meat like grilled chicken. But you could make six servings and eat it with meat loaf. The nutrition would then be 169.1 cal, 9.2 fat, 9.4 carbs, and 12.5 protein. Yum, either way!

Rumbamel's Thrown Together Snack Mix

We were heading on a trip and I wanted to make a mix for the road. Next time I'll play with the ingredient amounts a bit more to make it more nutritious.

Rumbamel's Leftover Layered Taco Dip

I had plenty of leftover "meatless" taco meat, so I started putting things together. It came out pretty good and not bad on the nutrition either. Makes 8 servings in a 9 x 13 glass casserole dish. Prep time is taking into consideration you already made the taco "meat".

Rumbamel's Creamy Sweet Cucumbers

I used to love the sweet and sour cucumbers I would get at the southern bbq's when I was a kid and I found a similar recipe in a magazine a while back so I modified it. This is great with a Morning Star Spicy Black Bean burger(not in the nutritional values).

Rumbamel's Soda Cake (Strawberry Grape)

Betty Crocker Strawberry Cake and Diet Shasta Grape soda. Very easy and super moist. I reduced the size of the piece so you get less calories. Serve with fruit and it is delicious! Try all sorts of combos, lemon cake with ginger ale, rootbeer with brownies; basically any diet soda (I use caffeine free) and the whole cake mix or brownie mix, nothing else.

Rumbamel's Quick and Easy Meatless "meat" Sauce

This is made with Morning Stars Meal Starters and two of Classico's pasta sauces. I added mushrooms and onions and that's it. Serve it with your favorite pasta, stuffed or not and a veggie.

Rumbamel's Very Easy Stir Fry with Turkey Spam

This is similar to my "fried" rice and we serve it with brown Success boil in the bag rice. It is easy, fast and delicious. 5 ingredients and rice.

Rumbamel's Brown Sugar Zuccini Nut Muffins

I like to use whole wheat flour in my recipes and this one also has oatmeal, zuccini, yellow squash, walnuts, applesauce and reduced sugar. It tasted great, too. Makes 27 reg muffins or 54 minis.

Rumbamel's Homemade Strawberry Applesauce

I don't like all the added sugar in the store bought ones and love the idea of using fresh strawberries. One day I just whipped this up and it was AMAZING! I now keep some in the fridge for snacks!

Incredible! (1 rating)
Rumbamel's Lemon Curd

I got the basic recipe from Taste of Home. You are supposed to use 3 whole eggs and the 1 T is supposed to be lemon zest, but I never have lemon's on hand. I just use what I have. I reduced the sugar and I suppose you can use whatever sweetener you want. It's great on scones or with a plain cookie like macaroons.

Rumbamel's Lemon Scones c/o Eat Up Slim Down

I got this recipe out of the Eat Up Slim Down book from Prevention Magazine. It calls for 1 t of coriander or ground cardamom, but I don't use either. I also use FF yogurt instead of Low Fat. I used 1/2 whole wheat and 1/2 regular flour to make it more healthy, too.

Rumbamel's version of Thai Noodle Salad with Pork

I found this on SP today and it sounded great. I used pork instead of chicken, no cilantro or ginger. I also used chunky PB. I lowered the soy, upped the chicken broth and because of the kids, lowered the red pepper flakes as well. This was great, just make sure to eat it warm! ***The original recipe called for 1 red bell pepper, but I had 3 multi colored one already cut up so I used what I had.

Incredible! (1 rating)
Rumbamel's version of a friend's Cream Cheese Chili Dip

Every time we have had a get together my friend Laurie has made this time (I even request it.). So, I decided to finally recreate the recipe myself. She, of course, uses the fattening cream cheese and other high calorie ingredients, but maybe this version will tide me over. Makes about 16 servings of 4 T each.

Rumbamel's Whole Wheat Veggie and Meat Lasagna

This is so hearty that I had to reduce the serving size because I couldn't eat as much with my side of extra veggies (asparagus). This has mushrooms, carrots, onions and broccoli. Yum!

Rumbamel's Fruit Salad with Fiber

We came from a picnic birthday party and I decided to make my own fruit salad, but added some Fiber-sure for extra measure. My husband even gave me compliments on it.

Rumbamel's Turkey Spam "Fried" rice

We make this with Turkey Spam or canned ham and vary the veggies. It's quite easy and much healthier than the restaurants. We eat it with Success boil in the bag brown rice which cooks in your microwave in 10 minutes. 1 c cooked rice is 150 cal, 1 fat, 33 carbs, 2 fiber and 4 protein.

Rumbamel's Sicilian Lasagna Bake

I got a recipe from Taste of Home in my e-mail that sounded pretty good the other day and decided to experiment. My family loved it!

Rumbamel's Ground Beef Stroganoff with Brown Rice

I found the stroganoff recipe in some magazine and tweeked it a bit. Our family LOVES IT! It's very filling and pretty tasty with a side of green beans.

Very Good (1 rating)
Rumbamel's Breakfast Muffins (An omlet in a muffin tin)

I got the basic recipe from when I was doing Suzanne Somers and have adjusted it here and there. It's one of my family's favorites and is great to have as a quick breakfast, lunch or dinner. We make minis for the kids and regular sized ones for us. Great with salsa and lite sour cream.

Rumbamel's Tuna Salad

This is a great high protein low carb and low fat recipe that I like to eat with romaine lettuce instead of crackers. Although, it is really good with Keebler Bistro Multigrain crackers as well.

Rumbamel's White Chicken Chili from Joudan

On the St. Louis Team Joudan gave a recipe she found for White Chicken Chili and this is it. I used yellow corn and white beans and also didn't have lemon pepper so had to improvise. It was a hit with everyone in the family even the 3 1/2 year old who had seconds! Makes 10 1/2 servings of 1 c each.

Rumbamel's Cereal Trail Mix

I saw another user use Cheerios Multi-Grain as their base for a trail mix and decided to make my own mix because I love that cereal. I also calculated this w/out the Chex and adding 2 more cups of O's it comes out to 160 cal, 7.6 fat, 19.3 carbs, 3.7 fiber and 5.3 protein. Each makes about 6 C or 12 servings of 1/2 c each.

Rumbamel's Creamy Crab Dip with Green Onions

We used to get crab dip at Shop n Save back in the day of no dieting and non healthy eating and lately I have been craving crab, so...... Here is something I put together based on several other SP recipes and going on taste. I hope you enjoy. Makes 2 1/2 cups.

Rumbamel's Creamy Tuna Noodle Casserole with Peas

We love tuna noodle casserole and is just another version of one I make. I had some evaporated milk that needed to be used so I started mixing. Yum, Yum!

Rumbamel's Nutty Nutritious Blueberry Oatmeal

This oatmeal is sweet, nutty and nutritious. I just started putting things in. It makes two servings. Which works out to be about a heaping 3/4 C.

Very Good (1 rating)
Rumbamel's Cranberry Walnut Fudge

I got this recipe from Taste of Home and used Fat Free evaporated milk instead reduced fat. It tastes great. I didn't have a 9 x 9 square pan to make 81 pieces so I used my 11 x 7 Pyrex and made 96 smaller pieces. Each piece is probably about .3 oz or so. Very tasty if you like cranberries.

Rumbamel's Grilled Garlic Chicken Salad

My husband and I saw this recipe on T.V. years ago for this chicken salad a lady was trying to figure out from her relative from long ago. Turns out it was chicken, eggs, mayo, salt, pepper and the mystery ingredient...garlic powder. I grill my chicken in the skillet with the seasonings and add some to the mix as well. This recipe makes 10 servings of 1/2 C each.

Rumbamel's version of VMF2004's Skinny Gingerbread cookies

I reduced the brown sugar to 1/2 c instead of 3/4, reduced the molasses to 1/4 c instead of 1/2 and ended up with about 78 cookies which are about 3 3/4 in. tall. I used snowmen, angel and tree shapes.

Rumbamel's Sweet Basalmic Soy Salmon

My husband had been bugging be to make fish so I started searching for recipes. I had already pulled out my basalmic vinegar and saw a few recipes with soy and then the idea just started flowing. It was very good. He even ate seconds. This makes 4 servings of 4 oz of salmon each. Great with rice and broccoli.

Rumbamel's Pineapple Soy Marinated Pork Chops

I got this marinade from The 30 Day Gourmet book and cut out the ginger. I also used unsweetened pineapple juice and fat free italian dressing. Their version of Lite was 299 calories and 15 g of fat so I guess the pineapple juice really helps. This can be frozen as well.

Rumbamel's Peach French Toast

I got this from a Taste of Home magazine and used Wholewheat bread and reduced the butter and sugar. My husband loves it. You make it ahead of time and let the bread soak up the milk mixture. It's heavenly with some sausage (not in the nutritional info). I used 15 slices of bread so 1 serving is 1 1/2 slices of bread.

Rumbamel's version of TOH Mexican Bean Soup (I added Cabbage)

This hearty soup has beans, ham, pork, tomatoes and green chiles. I had some cabbage that needed to be eaten and so...... I also added a little extra black beans and broth.

Makes about 13 -1 cup servings

Incredible! (1 rating)
Rumbamel's Frosted Cauliflower

My Mom has made this for years. My 3 year old son and 4 year old daughter gobbled it up.
Obviously nutritional values will change with the size of your cauliflower. Mine was 1 lb 6.75 oz and I cut it into 8 wedges for 8 servings.

Rumbamel's version of AAANNE's WW Spiced Pumpkin Pancakes

I just changed the apple butter to 3 tablespoons of applesauce. My kids loved these. My 3.5 year old son ate 2.5 of them with a little light whipped cream, cinnamon and walnuts on top. I just ate it plain. It makes 20 single pancakes.

Very Good (2 ratings)
Rumbamel's Cheddar Apple Pie Dip

My friend Jolena first introduced this recipe to me and I loved it. It's got the sweet, salty, crunchy and creamy all wrapped into one dish. You can eat it with triscuits or wheat thins (which I do not have calculated in the nutrition). Each serving is 4T.

Very Good (1 rating)
Rumbamel's Bay Scallop Bacon Carbanara with Peas

I love pasta and scallops. My 4 year old daughter loves peas. My husband loves bacon, as does my 3 year old son. So, one night I started creating. I had some cream that needed to be used and looked on Sparkrecipes and found something that gave me a start.....the chicken broth and garlic then the recipe just formed. My daughter had seconds! This makes 8 - 1C servings including the pasta.

Incredible! (1 rating)
Rumbamel's Apple Cinnamon Raisin Nut Oatmeal

I've been making this hearty breakfast for years with my leftover apples. I love the nutty crunch and the sweetness of the apples and raisins. You can adjust the amount of raisins/nuts/apples to your liking, but remember to account for it in the nutrition. Walnuts are a super food so I wouldn't change the type of nut. This makes two servings and with a glass of milk in the morning it will fill you up.

Very Good (2 ratings)
Rumbamel's Gingerbread and Pumpkin/Butterscotch Trifle

I got this from the Taste of Home website and man is it good. It is one of the lite desserts. Their ingredients yielded a little higher calories but not much. It makes 18 servings of 3/4 C each of a very rich holiday dessert layered with gingerbread cake, pumpkin/butterscotch pudding mix and reduced fat whipped topping. Yum!

Very Good (5 ratings)
Rumbamel's Cabbage and Turkey Sausage (used to be brats)

We used to make this all the time with brats and grill the onions in the drippings of the brats. Granted we would get lower fat brats, but they were still brats. This is very very tasty and filled me up with 4.5 servings of 1 cup each. Guys may want 3 servings of 1 1/2 cup each, but that changes the nutritional values to 328.4 calories, 12.5 fat, 29.8 carbs and 23.8 protein.

Rumbamel's Potatos O'brien

We had extra peppers from the garden that were really small and a few potatoes so my husband desided I should make this. I then got a few one more pepper from the guy up the street and viola...Yum! The chicken broth gives a little bit of flavor and allows for less fat. This makes 4 servings of 1 cup each.

Rumbamel's Sausage Cabbage Soup with Onions & Tomatos

This is a pretty easy soup to make. It's warm and hearty, too. It only has 5 main ingredients: cabbage, Bob Evans sausage, onions, tomatos and fat free chicken broth. I add pepper to taste. It makes 5 1/3 servings of 1 1/2 cups each.

Rumbamel's Cinnamon Sugar Corn Tortilla Chips

I saw needed to use some expiring fresh corn tortillas and got this idea off of another user who made Corn Tortilla Chips with olive oil and salt. I didn't want to use oil and add more fat, so.....hence the water. Makes 6 servings of 6 chips each.

Incredible! (1 rating)
Rumbamel's Baja Lasagna (Richard Simmon's)

I got this recipe years and years ago from one of my Mom's recipe books she had from Richard Simmon's and just upped the onions, changed the beans and reduced the sour cream. I love it!

Rumbamel's Homemade Tartar Sauce

I started off with Suzanne Somer's recipe and left off the dill. I usually end up adjusting the seasonings after mixing to my liking and you probably will also, but this will at least get you started. It makes about 1 1/2 c and a serving is about 2 T. So, there are about 12 servings.

Rumbamel's Freezer Taco Chili

I got this recipe from The Freezer Cooking Manual form The 30 Day Gourmet and changed the kidney beans to red beans and the canned corn to frozen. I also use low sodium taco seasoning. This is easy and tastes great. It makes about 12 - 1 cup servings.

Rumbamel's Favorite Broccoli Soup

This is another recipe that started out from the Eat Up Slim Down book. I had some broccoli from my garden and it tasted awesome. I left out the milk and flour base and just used the evaporated skimmed milk and it was delicious. I used to make broccoli cheese soup with cream and cheese, but this tastes so good I probably won't go back. My kids love it, too. It's great with a grilled cheese and tomato sandwich. Makes 8 - 1 cup servings.

Rumbamel's Creamy Green Beans

I used to eat canned green beans all the time in college and later when I was doing the Suzanne Somers program I made up this recipe. It's always been a huge hit with my family and friends. I reduced the amount of butter, cream and cheeses now that I'm doing SP and it's still really good. It makes 5- 1/2 c servings. It's kind of like a green bean casserole w/out the mushrooms and crispy onions.

Rumbamel's Spicy Greek Cheese Dip (Tirosalata)

We went to a Greek Festival this weekend and I sampled this delicious dip. I came home and found a few recipes online, but this is the only one that looked like it might give the orange color we saw. The recipe we ate actually tasted like feta, hot sauce and maybe either green onions or jalepenos. It was served with fried pita chips, but of course I would use baked or veggies. It was awesome!

Rumbamel's Loaded Broccoli Baked Red Potato

I love all the ingredients in this so I decided to have a tasty lunch. My 3 and 4 year olds loved it as well.

Rumbamel's Creamy Garlic Chicken

I made this one day for my parents when I had extra zucchini and some cream left. It was delicious. The sauce on the bottom was awesome. My husband was a little worried that I was using the baby ports. for a cassarole type recipe, but was later really impressed with the taste they donated to the dish. I added some rice to soak up the juices. I hope you enjoy. Just make sure to use fresh ingredients. Also, substituting yogurt for the sour cream will not work.

Rumbamel's Taste of Home Fiesta Lasagna

I got this recipe from a Taste of Home Cooking School I went to. I used parsley instead of cilantro and whole wheat noodles instead of oven ready white noodles. I lightened up most everything I could. It was a big hit at the playgroup potluck tonight! It makes 12 huge servings. I made it in to square glass dishes and froze one. They said to cook the frozen one straight from the freezer at 350 degrees for 1 hr 20 min instead of 375 degrees for 45 min. YUM!

Rumbamel's No Sugar Blueberry Freezer Jam

This is definitely a no sugar jam so if you want to add some honey (3/4-1 cup) or sugar 0-3 cups or other sweetener you can, but I added nothing but fruit, juice and the pectin. It did come out a bit on the not sweet side, even for me, but oh well, I'll alter it next time. Maybe I'll try a different juice. I actually used a blueberry pommegranate juice so maybe I will use the apple which is suggested. This made 6- 8 oz jars. Serving size is 1 tablespoon.

Rumbamel's Peach/Nectarine/Strawberry Smoothie

Yum, makes 4 1 cup servings. I tried to pour myself 12 oz, but couldn't drink it all.

Rumbamel's Creamy Italian Zucchini and Spinach Mix

Once again I needed to use my zucc and just started throwing things in. This has onions and cheese which are my favorites, but it's low in fat. With the use of fat free evaporated milk you get creaminess. Yum!

Rumbamel's Pepper Ham Scram

I had some peppers and ham that needed to be eaten at the inlaws and their food isn't very healthy so this was a great alternative. I actually couldn't eat it all. It made about 10 oz and I only ate about 6 oz.

Rumbamel's Creamy Mushroom Rice

We had leftover delicious brown rice and needed to do something with it, so I just added a few pantry items. I served it with some turkey meatballs and canned green beans. This is a very filling meal. I actually only ate half a serving!!!

Rumbamel's Delicious Brown Rice

We like to eat healthy and only eat brown rice. I found a great Fat Free chicken broth at Aldi and use it to cook my rice. It makes it taste great.

Rumbamel's Chocolate Zuccini Nut Muffins with Chocolate Chips

I had some extra zuccini I needed to use and decided to try making some chocolate muffins with a similar recipe but less sugar.

Peachy Oatmeal with Raisins and Walnuts

I bought some fresh peaches on sale and love oatmeal for breakfast for made this delicious breakfast. It's so hearty that I could only eat half. So, it makes two servings. I love the crunchy walnuts and the juicy peaches and raisins.

Rumbamel's 3 Fruit Smoothie

My hubby and I wanted to have something yummy and nutritious for dinner and this fit the bill.

Recipe Collections I've Shared:

Rumbamel's Potatoe and Rice Recipes
These recipes feature the great spud or brown rice. We don't eat white rice, but you are welcome to try them with what ever rice you like. :) Enjoy!!
Rumbamel's Chilis, Stews/Soups and Crockpot Recipes
These are all my yummy recipes that can be served up in a bowl with a spoon! I love casseroles, but chili, stew/soup and crock pot recipes just warm your soul. Enjoy!!
Rumbamel's Desserts and Sweet Treats
These are all my sweet treats. You will find some breakfast items, smoothies, a trifle and, of course, brownies. Some are from others that I have slightly adapted to make my own and some are my own masterminds :) Enjoy!!
untried desserts
untried main entrees
Untried appetizers