Tuesday, December 30, 2014

New Year's Eve Party Recipes

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Whether you're going to throw/attend a New Year's Eve party or celebrate in the quiet comforts of your own home, you will need some great appetizers and desserts to enjoy while you do just that! Check out these simple recipes you can throw together quickly that will make ringing in the New Year that much more enjoyable!

APPETIZERS!!


















DESSERTS!!





















Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Low-Point Smoked Salmon Bites

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Getting together with friends? Need the perfect appetizer for that holiday party? Look no further! These Smoked Salmon Bites are a beautiful appetizer that is both very appealing and so savory. The delicate caviar and fresh dill sprigs add the perfect touch to these creamy smoked bites of heaven!

Low-Point Smoked Salmon Bites

Ingredients:

- *1 medium yellow squash
- 4 oz. 1/3 less-fat cream cheese
- 2 tsp. grated lemon rind
- 1 Tbs fresh lemon juice
- Cooked smoked salmon strips (each strip is 2 oz.)
- Salmon caviar
- fresh dill sprigs

* This recipe called for yellow or Chioggia beets but I could not find those anywhere, so I used yellow squash. However, feel free to serve on crackers, little breads, or anything that sounds good to you. (I went with squash because it adds zero points).

Cut the squash into slices (thick enough to hold appetizer; about 1/4" slices). Trim edges off sides of squash to form squares, if you'd like. Line squash squares on a serving tray or plate. In a small bowl, combine cream cheese, lemon rind, and lemon juice. Lay the salmon on the squash where one end of the salmon lines with the edge of the squash. Place a small dollop of cream cheese mixture (about 1/2 tsp.) on salmon and then fold the other side of the salmon over the mixture. Add another dollop of cream cheese mixture on top, garnish each with 2 or 3 caviar eggs, and fresh dill. Enjoy! If you'd like a printer-friendly version of this recipe, Click Here!

Total servings - 12
Serving size - 1
Total points per serving - 3
Total points plus per serving - 3

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