Monday, October 26, 2009

Oreo Balls

These just might be my favorite dessert out there!

My college buddy Jaclyn first introduced me to them - I believe she got them from a Kraft recipe. I have been in love ever since.

The last time we made them was for Halloween and tried to make them look like spooky little ghosts!


1 1/3 package of cream cheese (I use 1/3 less fat)
1 package of Oreos
1 - 1lb. packages of melting chocolate (I love using white)


1. Grind up the entire package of Oreo's in a food processor.
2. In a large bowl mix the cream cheese and Oreo's together. I try to use a fork but always end up using my hands.
3. Roll them into walnut size balls and dip in melted chocolate.
4. Drop on waxed paper and store in refrigerator until ready to serve.


Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Pittsburgh Salad

When I first traveled to Pittsburgh I knew I had fallen in love with their food when I saw this...

yes, those are fries on top of a salad. One word - heavenly! Almost anywhere you go there you can find fries as the last topping to be added to your dinner. It's absolutely delicious! So now whenever we have salads for dinner in our house (mostly containing lettuce, veggies, egg, cheese, chicken, etc.) they are ALWAYS topped with my favorite - french fries!

Try it out sometime - you too just might fall in love!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Cheese Ball

A holiday favorite in our house...

I got this recipe from a website a long time ago (I can't remember where - I'm sorry) and I love it for how EASY it is!

2 packages of cream cheese
1 dry ranch seasoning packet
Shredded cheese (1/2 - 1 cup)
1 cup of chopped pecans
Your choice of crackers

1. Mix the first 3 ingredients.
2. Roll in the nuts.
3. Serve with crackers.


Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Bread Bowls

I saw on a blog somewhere these cute little pumpkin bread bowls. So since we were having chili yesterday for dinner I attempted to make some myself. I just used Rhode's dough since I wasn't up to making some homemade stuff. I did everything the day before - I thawed the loaf, divided it into three, then used food coloring. After forming the bowls I let them rise and finally baked them according to the directions. I'm not sure if they look the most appetizing but I thought they were awfully cute and festive for this time of year!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Red Lobster Biscuits

44 weight watcher points total for the entire recipe. Divide up according to how many biscuits you end up making.



2 cups Bisquick -24 points

2/3 cup milk (fat free) - 1.5 points

½ cup shredded cheese - 6 points


¼ tsp. garlic powder

¼ cup melted butter - 13 points

Sprinkle with parsley


1. Mix first 3 ingredients together.

2. Scoop onto cookie sheet.

3. Bake.

4. Right after pulling rolls out of oven poke with holes using fork.

5. Drizzle topping while warm.

Cooking Time:

Bake for 8-10 minutes at 450 degrees.


Sunday, October 4, 2009

herb roasted potatoes

2 Weight Watcher points per potato you use
1 Weight Watcher point per teaspoon of oil you use

Potatoes are my absolute FAVORITE food. They're pretty healthy and I love them cooked just about EVERY way they can come so I'm always looking for new ways to make them so I can pair them with just about any meal.

These are simply red skinned potatoes (I also use other varieties made the same way) cut into tiny chunks. I then tossed them in a little extra virgin olive oil with sprinkles of rosemary, thyme, salt, and pepper.

I then baked them on a cookie sheet at 425 degrees until they were as soft as I like them (about 15 minutes).

Herbs are the best way to add lots of flavor to a dish without adding any fat or calories - so give them a try and add as much of any spice as you like you never know what you'll end up liking!