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Posts Tagged ‘New Year’s Day’

postheadericon Pumpkin Layer Cake

5.00 avg. rating (93% score) - 4 votes

Pumpkin Layer Cake is a fabulous and delicious recipe for a show-stopping dessert. Perfect for holidays. A 4-Layer cake with a whipped topping and cream cheese filling. Topped with pecans and caramel topping. Spiced perfectly and completely done and ready to serve in 1-1/2 hours. You AND the cake will be the center of attraction and your family and friends will mob you for the recipe. Pumpkin Layer Cake will be loved and devoured by all your family and guests.

1 (2 layer size) box yellow cake mix
1 (15 oz) can pumpkin, divided
1/2 cup milk
1/3 cup oil
4 eggs
3 tsp pumpkin pie spice, divided
1 (8 oz) bar cream cheese, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
1 (8 oz) tub frozen whipped topping
1/4 cup caramel ice cream topping
1/4 cup chopped pecans


1. Preheat oven to 350° F.

2. Beat together cake mix, 1 cup of the pumpkin, milk, oil, eggs and 2 tsp of the spice in a large bowl with mixer until well blended. Pour into 2 greased and floured 9″ round cake pans.

3. Bake 28 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool cakes in pans 10 minutes Remove from pans to wire racks and cool completely.

4. Beat cream cheese in a medium size bowl with mixer until creamy. Add sugar, remaining pumpkin and spice; mix well. Gently stir in thawed whipped topping. Cut each cake layer horizontally in half with serrated knife; stack on serving plate, spreading cream cheese filling between layers. (Do not frost top layer). Drizzle with caramel topping just before serving; top with nuts. Refrigerate any leftovers.

YIELD: 16 Servings.

NOTE: (How to Slice and Stack Cake Layers).

Place 1 of the cooled cake layers on serving plate. Make 2-inch horizontal cut around side of cake, using long serrated knife. Cut all the way through cake layer to make 2 layers. Remove top layer by sliding it onto 9-inch round cardboard circle. Frost cake layer on plate with 1/3 of the whipped topping mixture. Slide top half of split cake layer from cardboard circle onto frosted layer on plate. Place the remaining unsplit cake layer on a cutting board. Cut into 2 layers as done for the first layer. Repeat process of transferring cake layers to stacked cake layers on plate using the cardboard circle.

Source: Kraft Foods: http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/luscious-four-layer-pumpkin-cake-65930.aspx

Calories: 350, Total Fat 18g, Saturated Fat 7g, Cholesterol 65mg, Sodium 300mg, Sugars 31g, Carbohydrates 43g, Fiber 1g, Protein 5g

postheadericon Lemon Mock Margarita Coolers

5.00 avg. rating (93% score) - 4 votes

Lemon Mock Margarita Coolers is an easy and delicious recipe which would serve as an excellent  non-alcoholic beverage for Christmas and New year’s Day celebrations. Ingredients Include: Lime juice, orange juice and lemonade drink mix. It takes only (5) minutes to make these refreshing cocktails. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low sugars, low carbohydrates, Weight Watchers (0 PointsPlus), (1 SmartPoints), heart-healthy and diabetic-friendly recipe. Makes: (5) servings. Lemon Mock Margarita Coolers will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.

Prep Time: 5 Minutes.
Total Time: 5 Minutes.


1 pkt (makes 2 qt drink) or 2 pkts (make 1 qt drink each),
Crystal Light Lemonade Flavor Drink Mix

1-1/2 cups cold water
1/2 cup cold orange juice
1 tbsp lime juice
5 cups crushed ice, or ice cubes

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postheadericon Black-Eyed Pea Salad

5.00 avg. rating (91% score) - 2 votes

Black-Eyed Pea Salad is an easy recipe that can be used as a salad, side or even as a dip with tortilla chips. This would work well for your New Year’s Day dinner. Ingredients Include: canned blackeye peas, bell peppers, celery, onions and hot sauce. It is well-seasoned and refrigerated overnight. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low sugars, low carbohydrates, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (2 PointsPlus), (5 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes: (8) servings. Black-Eyed Pea Salad will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.


1-1/2 cups canned blackeye peas, drained
3/4 cup chopped green bell peppers
1/2 cup chopped celery
3/4 cup chopped red onions
1/4 cup granulated no calorie sweetener
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 Tbsp cider vinegar
1/2 tsp hot sauce

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postheadericon Hash Brown Potato Casserole

3.73 avg. rating (79% score) - 11 votes

Hash Brown Potato Casserole is a delicious recipe for a cheesy potato side dish which takes just over (1) hour total time. This is best used as a holiday recipe for large crowds, (ie: Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter and New Year’s Day). Ingredients Include: Frozen hash browns, bacon, onions, bell pepper, cream of mushroom soup, sour cream and cheese. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low carbohydrates, low sodium, low sugars, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (3 SmartPoints), (2 PointsPlus) recipe. Makes: (20) Servings. Hash Brown Potato Casserole will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.

Prep Time: 20 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 50 Minutes.


4 slices bacon, chopped
1 onion, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 (30 oz) bag frozen shredded hash browns, thawed
1 (10.75 oz) can reduced-fat reduced-sodium condensed cream of mushroom soup

1 cup light sour cream
1-1/4 cups 2% shredded Colby/Jack cheese

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