Saturday, March 27, 2010

Tex Mex Calzones

We tried Kristi's recipe for Tex Mex Calzones tonight; LOVED it all! Thanks for sharing:)

Monday, March 15, 2010

Chicken Tamale Casserole

Chicken Tamale Casserole

  • 1 cup (4 ounces) preshredded 4-cheese Mexican blend cheese, divided
  • 1/3 cup fat-free milk
  • 1/4 cup egg substitute
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1 (14 3/4-ounce) can cream-style corn
  • 1 (8.5-ounce) box corn muffin mix (such as Martha White)
  • 1 (4-ounce) can chopped green chiles, drained
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 (10-ounce) can red enchilada sauce (such as Old El Paso)
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken breast
  • 1/2 cup fat-free sour cream


1. Preheat oven to 400°.

2. Combine 1/4 cup cheese and next 7 ingredients (through chiles) in a large bowl, stirring just until moist. Pour mixture into a 13 x 9–inch baking dish coated with cooking spray.

3. Bake at 400° for 15 minutes or until set. Pierce entire surface liberally with a fork; pour enchilada sauce over top. Top with chicken; sprinkle with remaining 3/4 cup cheese. Bake at 400° for 15 minutes or until cheese melts. Remove from oven; let stand 5 minutes. Cut into 8 pieces; top each serving with 1 tablespoon sour cream.

Nutritional Information

Calories:354 (36% from fat)
Fat:14.1g (sat 7.1g,mono 3.3g,poly 1.2g)
**Super! Different, very easy!

Reese's Ice Cream Cake

  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 3/4 cup boiling water
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup egg substitute
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (about 6 3/4 ounces)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups low-fat Peanut Butter Cup ice ceam (such as Edy's/Dreyer's Slow-Churned Light), softened
  • 3 cups frozen fat-free whipped topping, thawed
  • 8 Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, chopped
Cooking spray


Preheat oven to 350°.

Coat 2 (8-inch) round cake pans with cooking spray. Line bottom of each pan with wax paper.

Combine cocoa, water, and butter, stirring with a whisk until blended. Cool.

Combine sugars in a large bowl, stirring well until blended. Add egg substitute; beat 2 minutes or until light and creamy. Add cocoa mixture, and beat for 1 minute.

Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Gradually add flour mixture to bowl; beat for 1 minute or until blended. Stir in vanilla. Pour batter into prepared pans. Bake at 350° for 28 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes on a wire rack. Remove from pans. Wrap in plastic wrap, and freeze for 2 hours or until slightly frozen.

Spread ice cream in an 8-inch round cake pan lined with plastic wrap. Cover and freeze 4 hours or until firm.

To assemble cake, place one cake layer, bottom side up, on a cake pedestal. Remove ice cream layer from freezer; remove plastic wrap. Place ice cream layer, bottom side up, on top of cake layer. Top with remaining cake layer.

Stir whipped topping until blended. Spread frosting over top and sides of cake. Sprinkle with chopped Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. Freeze until ready to serve. Let cake stand at room temperature 10 minutes before slicing.

Nutritional Information

Calories:251 (24% from fat)
Fat:6.8g (sat 3.3g,mono 2.1g,poly 0.4g)
**This is an AWESOME cake! It is originally a Peppermint Ice Cream Cake from Cooking Light, but I altered it to our taste. It's way easier than it looks! The cake is a little dry, but the ice cream and cool whip mixture balances it out. Make sure it's wrapped tightly in the freezer so it doesn't dry out faster.