Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Low-Point Cheesecake-Filled Strawberries

These delectable cream-filled strawberries are the perfect bite-sized treat for any gathering. Made with only six ingredients, they're very easy to make but, unfortunately, quick to disappear. :)

Low-Point Cheesecake-Filled Strawberries
- 1 1/2 lbs fresh strawberries
- Fresh blueberries
- 1, 8 oz. fat-free cream cheese, softened
- 3 Tbs powdered sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- Graham cracker crumbs
Combine cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla. Set aside. Remove stems from strawberries. Cut around the top of the strawberries and remove the insides with a paring knife (as much as you can). Fill piping bag (or Ziploc sandwich bag with the corner snipped off) with the cream cheese mixture. Fill strawberries with mixture, sprinkle 1/8 teaspoon of graham cracker crumbs on each strawberry, and place a blueberry on top. Enjoy right away or refrigerate (covered) overnight. If you'd like a printer-friendly version of this recipe, Click Here.
Total servings - 21
Serving size - 1
Points per serving - 3

"God has a reason for allowing things to happen. It's never by chance. We may not understand His wisdom, but we simply have to trust His will." * Anonymous

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Five-Can Soup


One of my dear friends gave me this recipe and I just had to try it. Another very easy and FANTASTIC recipe that you can make and keep in the fridge ahead of time for a light lunch or dinner!


- 1, 18.5 oz. can Progresso Light Vegetable and Noodle soup
- 1, 14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes (no-salt diced tomatoes if you can find them)
- 1, 15 oz. can Hormel Turkey Chili with no beans
- 1, 15.25 oz. can whole kernel corn (no-salt or low-sodium)
- 1/2, 10 oz. can mild Rotel with diced tomatoes and green chilies, optional
These spices and herbs are optional but I also added:
- 1/2 tsp. dried basil leaves
- 1/2 tsp. parsley flakes
- 1/2 tsp. onion powder
- 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp. cumin

Combine all ingredients and heat in a medium sauce pan. Voila'! Dinner is served! Enjoy! If you'd like a printer-friendly version of this recipe, Click Here.

"Love makes you strong in front of the whole world, but weak in front of the one you love." - Anonymous 

Monday, June 4, 2012

Angel Food Fruit Cake


Not an expert baker? You don't need to be with this magnificent cake recipe that has only TWO ingredients! Simple and delicious! Enjoy!!!


- 1 box Betty Crocker Angel Food Cake Mix (white)
- 1, 21 oz. can fruit pie filling (I used cherry for this recipe)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine the cake mix and pie filling until creamy and spread in 13-inch by 9-inch cake pan. Bake for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the middle.

"You never have to wait for anyone, or anything, if you find pleasure in the moment at hand." - Jennifer Freed