Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Guiltless Alfredo Sauce

Guiltless Alfredo Sauce

2 c. low fat milk
1/3 c. (3 oz) low fat cream cheese
2 T. flour
1 t. salt
1 T. butter
3 garlic cloves (I used minced garlic)
1 c. grated parmesan cheese

Toss milk, cream cheese, flour & salt in blender.  Process until smooth & set aside.

In non-stick pan, melt butter on med.-high & add garlic.  Saute garlic for about 30 sec. until nice & bubbly.

Add milk mixture.  Stir constantly for about 3 or 4 min. until it just comes to a simmer.  Keep stirring & let cook for a few more min., it should be much thicker.

Remove pan from heat, add cheese, stir it up and cover immediately - mixture will continue to thicken.  Let stand at least 10 min.

Can be used over pasta, dip for breadsticks or sauce on pizza.

To reheat just add a little milk.

Our Review:  OMG this is SO good!!  I could eat it everyday :)

Tater Tot Casserole

This one came from the Duggar's website!

Tator Tot Casserole


1 lb. ground beef or turkey, seasoned (I used s/p, minced onion, minced garlic)
1 2 lb. bag tator tots
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can evaporated milk

Brown meat, drain.  Place meat in 13x9 pan.  Cover with tater tots.  Mix soups & milk together.  Pour over top of tator tots.  Bake at 350 for 45 min. or until tator tots are done.

Our Review:  Mike asked me to find this one.  We all really enjoy it!

Peppermint Patties

The original recipe came from allrecipes.com, I changed it quite a bit.

Peppermint Patties


3/4 c. sweetened condensed milk
1 1/2 teaspoons peppermint extract
4 cups confectioners sugar
almond bark

In a large mixing bowl combine condensed milk and peppermint extract.  Beat in enough confections sugar a little at a time, to form a stiff dough that is no longer sticky.  Form into 1 inch balls and flatten into patties.  Put patties into freezer for about an hour.

Melt almond bark in a microwavable bowl.  Using two forks dip the patties into the almond bark, tap off excess chocolate and set on wax paper to set.

**I halved this recipe and used two silicone heart molds (found at Target in the $ spot).  I filled the molds half full then pressed in a small amount of the peppermint dough and then fill mold to the top.  Tap molds on the counter and then place in the refrigerator until set.

Our Review:  These really taste yummy!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Banana Oatmeal

Found this one somewhere on the internet, thank you!

Banana Oatmeal

1 1/4 cups skim milk
1 pinch salt
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/8 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup oatmeal (not instant)
1 banana, mashed
1 pinch allspice (I used cinnamon)

Bring milk, salt, vanilla, and brown sugar to a boil.  Add oats and allspice.  Reduce to medium boil for 5 minutes.  Add banana, turn off heat, let set for 2-3 minutes.  Put into 2 bowls, sprinkle a little more brown sugar on top.

Our Review:  I was looking for something warm and filling, this fits the bill.  I don't care for the taste of oatmeal and this nicely masks that oatmeal-y taste :)