Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Easy Frozen Key Lime Pie

1 tub of fat free cool whip
1 8oz Key lime/Lime flavored yogurt cup (Such as Lucerne)
1 Store bought fat free graham cracker crust

-  Fold the fat free cool whip with the yogurt. Be careful not to "mix", as it will lose the fluffy texture.
-  Be sure to combine the yogurt with the cool whip completely, or it will not freeze to the right consistency.
-  Place in graham cracker crust. Let sit in freezer for 4 hours. 
-  Take it out and let it sit at room temperature about 5-10 minutes before eating.

Submitted by AmyB

Chicken Noodle Casserole

1 can (10 3/4 oz) cream of mushroom soup
1/2 cup milk
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
1 cup frozen mixed vegetables
2 cups cubed cooked chicken
2 cups medium egg noodles, cooked & drained
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

-  Stir soup, milk, black pepper, parmesan cheese, vegetables, chicken and noodles in 1 1/2-qt. casserole.
-  Bake at 400 degrees for 25 mins. or until hot.
-  Stir.
-  Top with cheddar cheese and serve.

Submitted by Terry

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Crab Rangoon Dip

1 8oz package cream cheese
1 garlic clove (smashed in garlic press)
1 cup shredded swiss cheese
8 oz crab meat
3/4 cup sweet and sour sauce
1 green onion
Wonton Chips

-  Bring cream cheese to room temp
-  Mix cream cheese, garlic, cheese and crab meat
-  Spread cream cheese mixture in bottom of small baking dish
-  Top cream cheese mixture with sweet and sour sauce
-  Bake at 375 for 15 minutes or until bubbly
-  Top cooked dip with chopped green onions
-  Serve with wonton chips

-  If you can't find wonton chips in the store you can make your own by baking or deep frying wonton wrappers.
-  You can substitute imitation crab meat but it's not recommended.

Submitted by Amy

Buffalo Chicken Dip

12 oz cream cheese
1 cup ranch dressing
1/2 cup Buffalo (hot wing) sauce
1 cup shredded cheddar
1 large chicken breast cooked and shredded 
1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese (optional)

-  Mix cream cheese, ranch dressing and wing sauce, chicken and 1 cup of the cheddar cheese.
-  Spread mixture in small baking dish (stoneware works perfectly)
-  Top with blue cheese.
-  Bake at 375 until bubbly - 20-25 minutes
-  Serve with tortilla chips and celery sticks

-  You can always add more wing sauce if you like your dip extra spicy.
-  If you don't like blue cheese you can sprinkle an additional 1 cup of shredded cheddar on top of the dip before baking.
-  This also tastes good on bagel chips and toasted bread rounds

Submitted by Amy

Friday, July 18, 2008

Low Fat/Low Calorie Cucumber Salad

1 cup light mayo
1/4 cup Splenda (or sugar if you'd prefer)
1/4 cup white vinegar
4 large cucumbers
6 roma tomatoes (seeded)

- In a container with a lid mix the mayo, Splenda and vinegar. Shake to mix.
- Slice cucumbers (approximately 1/8 inch)
- Pour dressing over cucumbers and refrigerate for approximately 4 hours stirring occasionally.
- Before serving seed the tomatoes and cut into one-inch chunks.
- Toss tomatoes in cucumber dressing mixture and serve.

- If you don't seed the tomatoes it will add a lot of liquid to the dressing.
- If you add the tomatoes too early they will get really mushy.
- This salad should be made at least four hours before serving but not more than 10 hours. Eventually your cucumbers will start to resemble pickles.
- You may like your salad more or less vinegary or sweet. These measurements aren't set in stone.

Submitted by Amy