Cookie Butter Crescent Rolls

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Do you have a dessert weakness like I do?  If so, you must try these cookie butter crescent rolls!  Homemade dessert in under 15 minutes!!

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Quinoa & Black Bean stuffed Poblanos

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Makes 8 servings of 1/2 pepper stuffed: Nutrition per serving: WWpp+ 3
Calories 121.1 ~Total Fat 2.4 g~ Saturated Fat 0.8 g ~ Cholesterol 5.0 mg ~ Total Carbs 17.1 g ~ Dietary Fiber 3.9 g ~ Protein 6.6 g

Poblano peppers  are just a mild chili that goes great with any type of Mexican or Southwest cooking.  It makes a wonderful vegetarian side dish to accompany my chipotle chicken with mango avocado salsa...yum!!  If you are a vegetarian or participate in meatless Mondays, this dish is great as a meal.  The prep is quick & easy, so you can prep earlier in the week and just bake it off when you want.  It last for about 3 days prepped in the fridge.  So, all you have to do is after putting cheese on the top, cover and store in fridge for later in the week.   This is a great vegetarian dish that packs in the protein!  Enjoy &  Happy Eating!  🙂

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Healthy Superbowl Snacks

YUP…it is about that time again…    Super Bowl XLVIII will be held in New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium on February 2, 2014. Everyone will be watching the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks battle it out in my state (it is a bit crazy around NJ right now)!!   Whether you love football or just love eating &  watching the commercials, it is a time where family/friends come together to watch the big game.  The main requirement for the Superbowl is a feast of  various snacks and food.   Do you know what you are going to make for the big game?  I put together some top football “figure” friendly snacks…..8 items for your snack table.  Click on the links below to get to the recipe page.  ENJOY 🙂

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1) Baked Spicy Sriracha Chicken Wings

2) Baked Buffalo Chicken Tenders

3) Guacamole

4) Red Velvet Cheesecake Cupcakes

5) Mini Whole Wheat Deep Dish Pizza

6) Tomato and Basil Bruschetta

7) Smashed and Roasted Potatoes

8) Peanut Butter & Chocolate Pudding Pie

 

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Skinny Chicken and Black Bean Enchiladas

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Are you looking to bring a little fun to your dinner table ?  Try these Skinny Chicken and Black Bean Enchiladas.  They are versatile…you could use any veggies, meat & beans you prefer.  I bake off 2 trays every time I make these because no one minds eating the leftovers later in the week.  If 2 trays is a bit much for your family you can save half of the meat/bean/veggie mixture and store it in the freezer for next time you want a quick meal.  Top the enchiladas off with garnishes of your choice!  Enjoy! 🙂  Read More…

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Creamy Red Jalapeño Dressing

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Are you looking for a delicious dressing for your taco salad or do you want a spicy dipping sauce to eat with your fresh veggies? Well, you can stop looking! This spicy chipotle lime and cilantro dressing/dip will entice your tast buds. Not only is is spicy & tangy but it has that creaminess that goes great with any type of Mexican style cooking. So, use this dressing/dip for your salad, tacos, nachos, empanadas, taquitos, burritos, veggie strips and even fries 🙂 ENJOY!!
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Spinach, Tomatoes & Goat Cheese Breakfast Pie

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Makes 8 servings. Nutrition Facts: per slice. Weight Watchers Points +4 ~ Calories 139.9 ~Fat 6.9 g ~ Carbs 9.8 g ~ Fiber 1.4 g ~ Protein 9 g

I try to make a breakfast pie or Quiche on Sundays, this way I have a grab & go healthy breakfast waiting for me to take to work on Monday.  This breakfast pie is a healthier Quiche since I use hash brown potatoes as a crust.  I picked up that idea up from a cousin that is a registered dietician…you can check out her site HERE.   This 140 calorie & low points breakfast is an easy go to while doing weight watchers or if you are trying to get your waistline ready for the summer.   Enjoy!!  Read More…

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Skinny Eggplant Parmesan

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Nutrition Facts: 1 eggplant stack: Weight Watchers Points + 5 ~ Calories 202.5 ~ Fat 4.6 g ~ Carbs 33.1 g ~ Fiber 6.5 g ~ Protein 10.4 g

 I love ordering Eggplant Parm when we go out for an Italian meal.  However, as we know it is not the healthiest option.  My son and I occasionally go out to Olive Garden for lunch and their Eggplant Parm Lunch portion is 16 points!! whomp whomp ….and all this time I thought it was a healthier option.  Weight Watchers made me realize otherwise.  So, now I just make my own eggplant parm at home and I don’t have to feel guilty.  I used panko for a crispier texture; but feel free to use regular breadcrumbs.  Next time I may add a little Extra Virgin Olive Oil to the panko just to get it a little crispier.  I enjoy my eggplant parm with a side of angel hair pasta. If you are not in the mood for pasta, try it in a crusty loaf of bread or a side of salad for a super low point meal.  ENJOY!! Read More…

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Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Chicken

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Makes 8 servings. Nutrition per serving: Weight Watchers Points + 6 ~ Calories 247.9 ~ Fat 8.2 g ~ Carbs 11.5 g ~ Fiber 1.3 g ~ Protein 30.4 g

Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Chicken….The name says it all!  If you are a fan of Jalapeno poppers then you are going to  love this dish.   This was a quick & easy dish and its GUILT-FREE!!  By Baking instead of frying and by using quality ingredients, I  was able to change this well-known fattening appetizer into a healthy main dish.  What a great way to spice up a piece of chicken.   Try it out for yourself 🙂

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Macaroni and Cheese with Truffle Oil

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STEAKHOUSE STYLE MAC & CHEESE WITH TRUFFLE OIL

Who doesn’t love a creamy and decadent mac & cheese? Now, I warn you that this is not a skinny recipe!! However; we are all allowed to cheat around the holiday’s…right? So, I give you my special steakhouse style mac & cheese recipe that is full of flavor for everyone to love!! I know that it looks like a lot of ingredients; but I promise you that this dish is worth it! 5 different types of creamy cheeses and the truffle oil makes it decadent and delicious! Beware that once you make it…..you will have to make it over and over again!! Enjoy 🙂               Read More…

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Happy 1st Anniversary Culinary Tuesdays!!

Wow!!  I can’t believe it has been a year already since I have been blogging…oh how time flies 🙂   I thought I would share with you the most viewed posts since I started blogging about my Culinary Tuesdays.

Thank You for your continued support & encouragement which keeps me blogging!

2012 Top 5 recipes:

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