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Here's my most recent take on meatloaf, with mushrooms, onions, celery and carrots to boost flavors and reduce cholesterol and calorie counts. I use Catelli's Meatball and Meatloaf mix, but for the sake of this recipe, have entered the information as 7 ounces each of beef, pork and veal.
I adapted several recipes to come up with this one, among other things, I wanted to reduce the sodium, fat and cholesterol for the recipe as a whole, so I didn't have to feel guilty about feeding my family meatloaf.
This is a basic recipe for meringue cookies. It's easy to add in other things like chopped nuts, chopped chocolate, chopped dried fruit, etc. I also like to make a peppermint version, swapping in some peppermint extract (1/2 tsp) for the vanilla, and topping them with some broken bits of peppermint candy.
This is my grandmother's creamed ham recipe, which is cooked in a double boiler. It's updated a tad with Smart Balance Spread and fat free milk. Not low in fat, sodium or cholesterol, but very tasty.
These chocolate chip cookies have a bit of whole wheat flour, coconut, pecans and Rice Krispies.
Use two mini-muffin pans (24 wells each) to make little bitty brownies. Use a small cookie dough scoop (Mine's by Oxo) to scoop just the right amount of batter into the little cups.
(These have no nuts or chocolate chips, I'm not sure what adding them would do to the portion control or the calorie count.)
Pancakes with half white flour, half whole wheat flour
If all you've got is leftover bacon grease, make these. If you have some extra bacon, you can add it to the recipe.
These are my favorites.
Spicy, creole-style red beans and sausage
12 Texas sized bran muffins
I modified and combined several bran muffin recipes to create one my dad likes. I accidentally left out the oil one day, and they're less crumbly than they would be otherwise. If you'd like a more tender muffin, add 4 Tablespoons of oil of your choice or butter.
Fudgy Brownies, low fat, a la Cook's Illustrated, except with semi sweet chocolate instead of bittersweet
Spicy cheese grits, with spinach
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