Thursday, September 9, 2010

Honey Basil Chicken *

I got this off the internet but totally can't remember from where. It is healthy. I would suggest putting it over rice or something. SUPER moist!

1 cup raspberry vinegar
3 tbsp Dijon mustard
2 tbsp low sodium soy sauce (I did not have low sodium so I used regular)
2 tbsp honey
2 tbsp minced basil
1/2 tsp thyme (I hate thyme so I skipped it and used garlic powder)
Pinch of salt and pepper
4 boneless, skinless chicken breast

In a shallow glass baking dish, mix everything together and then add the chicken coat all sides and marinate for 15 min at room temp (I would suggest longer because it would soak in better)
The recipe says to grill or to broil, I grilled it was worth it.
Also says to boil the marinade in a sauce pan until it is reduced by half. I did it but did not use it smelled too much like vinegar to me but who knows maybe you will like it :)

Per serving: 175 Calories, 1.7 fat (8% of calories), 0.2 g dietary fiber, 66 mg cholesterol, 521 mg sodium.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Café Au Lait Puddings

Hubby likes coffee a lot so I found this one. It is according to him awesome! (not a coffee fan myself) got it from

Yield: Makes 4 servings

active time: 15 min

total time: 45 min

Fans of milky coffee will go crazy for these softly set little puddings adorned with whipped cream. Use decaffeinated instant coffee granules if you will be serving them to children or caffeine-wary adults.
2 cups whole milk
  • 3 tablespoons instant coffee granules
  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoon sugar, divided
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Cinnamon for sprinkling

  • Equipment: 4 (4-to 5-ounces) cups or ramekins

Spaghetti Sauce

This one is YUMMY but still working on it to tweek it the way I like it. I cannot eat onions. But this one works great. I got this one from

2 tablespoons olive oil
3/4 cup(1 3/4 dL)tomato paste
2 1/2 cups(6dL)peeled and chopped fresh or canned tomatoes
1 carrot, grated, OR 1 tsp. sugar
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 tablespoon basil, crumbled
5 tablespoons butter
Salt to taste
Heat the oil in a heavy-bottomed saucepan. Stir in the tomato paste, tomatoes, carrot, pepper, and basil. simmer for 30 minutes. If the sauce becomes too thick, add a little water. Cook 15 minutes more, then stir in the butter and salt. Serve with cooked pasta.

I. Italian Tomato Sauce with Ground Beef: Add 1 lb. ground beef to the heated oil. Cook, stirring and breaking the beef into tiny pieces, until the meat loses its pinkness. If the beef is fat, spoon off all but 3 tablespoons of fat and proceed as directed.

II. Italian Tomato Sauce with Garlic and Onions: Cook 1 onion, chopped, and 2 cloves garlic, minced, in the heated oil for 3 minutes before adding the remaining ingredients.
This is a simple sauce with no onions or garlic; the grated carrot adds a little sweetness, but if you prefer, use a little sugar to counter the acidity of the tomatoes. for a more robust flavor, try one of the variations.

Alabama pulled pork sandwiches*

From the Cooking light magazine! SOOOOO yummy I couldn't stop eating it (guessing that sort of defeats the purpose of eating light! LOL) I did not do the biscuits I got too lazy!

These pulled pork sandwiches, topped with Alabama-style white barbecue sauce and served on homemade biscuits, are perfect for casual entertaining.

Yield: 12 servings (serving size: 2 biscuits, 1/4 cup pork, and 2 1/2 teaspoons sauce)

1/2 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
2 tablespoons white vinegar
1 teaspoon coarsely ground fresh pepper
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
Dash of salt

1 1/4 pounds pork tenderloin, trimmed
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup water
3 tablespoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons kosher salt
3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

2 cups all-purpose flour (about 9 ounces)
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup mashed cooked sweet potato (about 3/4 pound)
2 tablespoons brown sugar
3 tablespoons butter, melted
2/3 cup fat-free milk
Cooking spray

To prepare sauce, combine the first 5 ingredients in a small bowl. Cover and chill.
To prepare pork, cut pork in half lengthwise; cut crosswise into 2 1/2-inch pieces.
Combine apple cider vinegar and next 7 ingredients (through garlic powder) in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil. Add pork to pan. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 1 hour or until tender. Remove pork from cooking liquid; shred with 2 forks. Place pork in a serving dish; pour cooking liquid over pork.
Preheat oven to 425°.
To prepare biscuits, lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, baking powder, 1 teaspoon salt, and cinnamon in a large bowl; stir with a whisk. Combine potato, 2 tablespoons sugar, butter, and milk; stir well. Pour over dry ingredients; stir until a soft dough forms (dough will feel sticky). Turn dough out onto a floured surface; knead lightly 5 to 6 times. Roll dough into a 10-inch circle; cut 24 biscuits with a floured 2-inch biscuit cutter. Place on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. (Reroll dough scraps, if necessary.) Bake at 425° for 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove biscuits from pan; cool on a wire rack. Serve with pork and sauce.

CALORIES 211 (26% from fat); FAT 6g (sat 2.7g,mono 1.5g,poly 0.4g); IRON 2mg; CHOLESTEROL 39mg; CALCIUM 91mg; CARBOHYDRATE 25.8g; SODIUM 772mg; PROTEIN 13g; FIBER 1.2g

Lemon Herb Marinated Chicken *

I got this recipe from a website that I cannot remember. It tastes kind of like a cook chicken you get from the grocery store. I LOVE IT! Have discovered you do not want to double the recipe or cook in the oven does not taste all that good. :) Those of you that are not big lemon fans this does not have a lemon taste at all! I am not a lemon fan myself.

2 tbsp Olive Oil
1 tbsp lemon Juice
1/2 tsp Rosemary (I used basil instead I don't like rosemary)
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast

1) Put all ingredients in a plastic bag let it marinade for no more than 30 minutes turning once if necessary.
2) Cook on medium grill for about 20-25 min (10 min on each side approx).
DONE!! That easy!

Thursday, September 2, 2010


I am taking care of a friend of mine little girl so sorry I have not added the new ones yet. I promise to add some this weekend! :)