Thursday, January 28, 2010

Cheesecake Cupcakes

2 Packages 8 ounce Cream Cheese (softened)
1/2 Cup Sugar
1 Teaspoon Vanilla
2 Eggs
Nilla Wafers

*Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees
*NOTE! Use Silver (Aluminum) Cupcake Liners only

Mix all ingredients except eggs, till no lumps with mixer
Then add eggs, Mix well.

Place one vanilla wafer in each cupcake liner and pour mixture over wafers 3/4 full.

*Bake 25 minutes at 325 degrees
Remove from pan when cool
Chill in refrigerator
Top with canned cherries

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Cheez-it Chicken

Cheez-it Chicken

1/2 of a 13.7 ounce box of Cheez it crackers
1 stick of Butter
2 pounds of boneless, skinless chicken breast cutlets (sliced horizontally for thinner pieces)

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
Melt stick of butter in microwave and set aside. Crush Cheez-it crackers into pieces and crumbs for breading chicken. (I put Cheez-it crackers in a bowl and use the bottom of a mug to crush crackers!)
Dip Chicken into melted butter, then into Cheez-it pieces and crumbs.
Spray baking pan with Pam baking spray and place chicken onto pan and bake for about 25 minutes, or until done.

Delicious cheese tasting chicken! :)

Friday, January 8, 2010

Lentil Stew

This recipe is so delicious! It's from my mother, who is a vegetarian, and uses vegetable broth instead of chicken. It tastes wonderful either way. A great hearty meal with crusty bread and a tossed salad! Enjoy!!!


1 cup dry lentils
3 1/2 cups chicken broth
1-14 1/2 ounce can peeled Italian-style tomatoes, cut up
1 cup peeled and chopped potato
1/2 cup chopped carrot
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 Tb. snipped parsley
1 Tb. dried basil, crushed
1 clove garlic, minced
Dash pepper

Rinse and drain lentils. In a large saucepan combine lentils, broth, and undrained tomatoes, potato, carrot, celery, onion, parsley, garlic, and pepper. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer to 50 minutes or until lentils and vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally. Makes 4 servings.

282 calories, 19g protein, 49g carb., 0mg cholesterol, 873 mg sodium, 1,258mg potassium

5 points per serving