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postheadericon Chicken Quesadilla Appetizers

5.00 avg. rating (94% score) - 6 votes

Chicken Quesadilla Appetizers is an easy, quick, delicious, spicy and cheesy recipe for an appetizer for family and friends. Would be a great appetizer for a TV game watching event, also your favorite Mexican or Tex-Mex dinner.  It is a healthy, low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low carbohydrates, WeightWatchers (4) PointsPlus recipe also. Made with chopped chicken, tomato, green onions, Cheddar cheese, and spices that takes only (15) minutes to prepare and only (10) minutes to cook. Makes (12) Servings. Chicken Quesadilla Appetizers will be loved by all your family, friends and guests.chicken-quesadilla-appetizers

Prep Time: 15 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 10 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

2 cups chopped, cooked chicken
1-1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
1 cup chopped tomato
2 green onions, finely chopped
1-1/2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp garlic salt
1/2 tsp dried oreagano leaves
8 (8 inch) flour tortillas
Salsa, optional
Sour Cream, optional

DIRECTIONS:

1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

2. In a large bowl mix together the chicken, cheese, tomato, green onions, chili powder, cumin, garlic salt and oregano.

3. Place 4 of the tortillas on an ungreased baking sheet. Spread 1/4 of the chicken mixture evenly on each tortilla. Top with remaining tortillas. Lightly brush with oil.

4. Bake 5 to 10 minutes or just until cheese is melted. Cut each quesadilla into 6 equal size wedges. Serve warm.

Serving Suggestion: Serve with salsa and/or sour cream if desired.

YIELD: 12 servings.
SERVING SIZE: 2 wedges per serving.

WW PointsPlus+ = 4 per serving size.
Carb Choices: 1/2

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION:
Calories: 151
Sodium: 381mg
Fat: 7g
Carbohydrates: 10g
Cholesterol: 35mg
Protein: 12g
Fiber: 1g

Original recipe and image from McCormick & Company, Inc. http://www.mccormick.com/Recipes/Appetizer/Spicy-Chicken-Quesadillas

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postheadericon Christmas Sugar Cookies

5.00 avg. rating (92% score) - 3 votes

Christmas Sugar Cookies is a delicious and easy recipe for sugar cookies for the Christmas season. Adaptable also for Easter and Halloween by simply using different colored sugars and holiday relevant cookie shaped cutters. The cream cheese in this recipe brings out a different and delicious flavor to the cookies. Makes 24 (2 cookie) servings. Christmas Sugar Cookies will be loved by all your family, friends and guests.christmas-sugar-cookies

INGREDIENTS:

1 (8 oz) bar cream cheese, softened
1 cup butter, softened
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup colored sugar

DIRECTIONS:

1. Beat cream cheese and butter together in a large bowl with mixer until blended. Add granulated sugar and vanilla; mix well. Gradually add flour, beating well after each addition. Refrigerate at least 3 hours or until chilled.

2. Preheat oven to 350° F. Roll out dough to 1/4-inch thickness on lightly floured surface. Cut into shapes with 3- to 4-inch cookie cutters; sprinkle with colored sugar. Place, 2 inches apart, on baking sheets. If dough is too sticky just add additional flour to your work surface and rolling pin.

3. Bake 10 to 15 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on baking sheets 2 minutes. Remove to wire racks; cool completely.

TIP:
“How to Soften Cream Cheese”
Place completely unwrapped package of cream cheese in a microwaveable bowl. Microwave on HIGH 15 seconds or until just softened.

YIELD: 24 servings. (48 cookies)
Serving size: 2 cookies per serving.

Original reicipe and image from: Kraft Foods. http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/philadelphia-sugar-cookie-cutouts-50154.aspx?tab=recipe

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION:
Calories: 180, Total Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 35mg, Sodium: 105mg, Carbohydrates: 20g, Fiber: 0g, Sugars: 10g, Protein: 2g, Vitamin A 6 %DV, Vitamin C 0 %DV, Calcium 0 %DV, Iron 4 %DV

postheadericon Wild Rice-Turkey Casserole

5.00 avg. rating (94% score) - 5 votes

Wild Rice-Turkey Casserole is an easy recipe that uses either turkey or chicken. Perfect for leftovers from your Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. This delicious dish can also be made 12 hours ahead of time and refrigerated. Total recipe time is about (1) hour. Wild rice, turkey, green beans and bell peppers with an Alfredo sauce and bread crumb topping make up this wonderful, creamy and hearty oven-baked meal. Makes (6) servings. Wild Rice-Turkey Casserole will be loved by all of  your family, friends and guests.wild-rice-turkey-casserole

Prep Time: 10 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 45-50 Minutes.
Total Time: About 1 Hour.

INGREDIENTS:

2 cups cooked wild rice
2 cups chopped and cooked turkey or chicken
2 cups frozen French-cut green beans, thawed
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
1 (16 oz) jar Alfredo sauce
1/2 cup dried bread crumbs
2 tbsp butter, melted

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postheadericon Deep-Dish Turkey Pot Pie

5.00 avg. rating (94% score) - 5 votes

Deep-Dish Turkey Pot Pie is the perfect way to use up your leftover turkey from Thanksgiving, Christmas or any othe holiday. Optionally us chicken in place of the turkey with no change in nutrition values. Turkey, cream of chicken soup, frozen mixed vegetables and cheddar cheese make up this delicious, hearty meal and baked in a made from scratch crust. Makes (6) generous servings. Deep-Dish Turkey Pot Pie will be loved by yodeep-dish-turkey-pieur family, friends and guests.

INGREDIENTS:

CRUST:

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt
2/3 cup cold butter, cut into chunks
4-6 tbsp cold water

FILLING:

1/4 cup milk
1 (10.5 oz) can condensed cream of chicken soup
2 cups (cubed 1-inch), cooked chicken or turkey
1 (4 oz) pkg shredded Cheddar cheese
1 (16 oz) pkg frozen vegetable combination (broccoli, cauliflower, carrots)
1-1/2 tsp fresh thyme leaves or 1/2 tsp dried thyme leaves
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 tsp water

DIRECTIONS:

1. Preheat oven to 375° F.

2. Combine flour and salt in a bowl; cut in butter with pastry blender or fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Mix in enough of the 4 to 6 tbsp cold water with a fork until flour is moistened. Divide dough in half. Shape each half into a ball; flatten slightly. Wrap 1 ball in plastic food wrap; refrigerate.

3. Roll out remaining ball of dough on lightly floured surface into a 12-inch circle. Fold into quarters. Place dough into ungreased 9 1/2-inch (deep-dish) pie pan; unfold dough, pressing firmly against bottom and sides. Trim crust to 1/2 inch from edge of pan; set aside.

4. Combine milk and soup in a bowl; mix well. Add all remaining filling ingredients except egg and 1 teaspoon water. Spoon filling into prepared pie crust.

5. Roll out refrigerated ball of dough on a lightly floured surface into a 12-inch circle. Cut a 3-inch “X” in center of pastry; cut each pastry triangle in half again. Gently fold dough into quarters. Place dough over filling; unfold. Trim, seal and crimp or flute edge. Fold back the 8 points of pastry in center to form an open circle.

6. Combine egg and 1 teaspoon water in a bowl; lightly brush crust with egg mixture. Bake 60-70 minutes or until golden brown. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

YIELD: 6 Servings

Original recipe and image from: Land O’Lakes, Inc. http://www.landolakes.com/recipe/1184/deep-dish-chicken-pot-pie

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION:
Calories: 570, Fat: 33g, Cholesterol: 155mg, Sodium: 850mg, Carbohydrates: 41g, Fiber: 4g, Protein: 28g

postheadericon Apple-Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

4.50 avg. rating (89% score) - 8 votes

Apple-Stuffed Pork Tenderloin is an easy and delicious, oven roasting recipe. Ingredients include: Chopped apples, a packaged stuffing mix, Dijon mustard, onions, maple syrup and seasoned with rosemary. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low sodium, low carbohydrates, low sugars, Weight Watchers (5 SmartPoints), (5 PointsPlus) and diabetic-friendly recipe. Use any leftovers for sandwiches the next day. Makes: (8) Servings. Apple-Stuffed Pork Tenderloin will be loved by all of your family, friends and gapple-stuffed-pork-tenderloinuests.

Prep Time: 20 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 1 Hour-25 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

Non-Stick cooking spray
2 tsp butter or margarine
1/2 cup finely chopped apples
1 cup stuffing mix for chicken in the canister, (Stove Top or other brand)

1 boneless pork tenderloin (2 lb.), butterflied
1 large onion, coarsely chopped
2 tbsp maple-flavored or pancake syrup
2 tbsp Dijon mustard
1 tsp chopped fresh rosemary, (or 1/3 tsp dried rosemary)

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