Browsing Category MAIN MEAL, DINNER, SUPPER

Kielbasa Spinach Soup

A delicious, healthy soup based on Food Network’s recipe by Rachel Ray for Chourico and Kale Soup. It does not take long to make and the technique is the same. I substituted spinach for the kale and kielbasa for the chourico. Kielbasa in soups is usually pared with cabbage. This was a nice change to have kielbasa with spinach and beans instead of cabbage. It…

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Impossible Cheeseburger Pie

The most requested, most famous Impossible Betty Crocker Pie is this Cheeseburger one, and it is so good! Here I just scaled it down to a smaller pie to serve 3…. or 2 hungry people! I used a 6-inch pie plate. You can use a 5-inch pie plate for a little higher pie. It is a fast, easy meal to make that is delicious! My…

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Roasted Vegetables with Shrimp and Sausage

Healthy and Delicious Roasted Veggies with Shrimp and Sausage is an EASY, quick dish to prepare!  I used chicken sausage, but use any type sausage you want. Sausage gives a great flavor to this dish. The important thing to remember is to cut the different vegetables into the correct sizes so they all finish cooking at the same time. Root vegetables are cut up into…

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Cavatelli

Cavatelli, “little caves” in Italian, are even more delicious homemade!  The kind you buy in a store just doesn’t compare to homemade! Cavetelli is definitely one of my favorite pasta shapes to make and to eat! Plump and light, they are worth the extra time it takes to make them from scratch!   It takes just four simple ingredients to make these! The dough is…

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Seafood Quiche-Low Calorie/ WW

A delicious crustless quiche based on Betty Crocker’s Impossible Seafood Pie that I make LOW-CALORIE……. 199 calories or 3 WW points for one generous serving! Choose whatever seafood you want to use! Canned or fresh! Or a mix of both! SOME SUGGESTIONS: Mix up 3 cups of your choice of shrimp, scallops, crabmeat, salmon, lobster, clams, tuna. Put in your favorites! If you use canned…

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Impossible Taco Pie~LOW CALORIE

Crustless Taco Pie! And it is LOW-CALORIE too! It’s NO surprise why this Betty Crocker Impossible Taco Pie is SO popular! The original recipe calls for ground beef, regular milk, and regular Mexican cheese, which is 252 calories a wedge, or 7 WW points. I make it often with ground turkey instead of ground beef. I use skim milk and low-fat Mexican shredded cheese. The…

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Baked Fillet of Fish~LOW CALORIE

This is my own version of LOW CALORIE Baked Fillet of Fish based on the WW way my Aunt Gloria made it.  You just make it by adding layers! NO MIXING! NO COATING! It is so EASY! Grating the onion makes all the difference in the world for this! Use this technique for ANY fish fillet, just adjust the baking time if you have a…

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Lydia’s Ravioli with Lemon Butter Sauce and Pistachios

CHEF LYDIA BASTIANICH is a favorite chef of mine! This is on her menu at her EATALY restaurants in downtown and midtown NYC.   I loved it so much that I ordered it whenever I visited! I had to learn to make it at home!   WOW!   Her recipe for it is so SIMPLE and EASY to make!  The delicious sauce takes just 5 MINUTES…

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Chicken and Stuffing Bake with Variations

The Kraft Company came out with a Chicken and Stovetop Stuffing Bake recipe years ago and it is SO EASY and delicious! I’ve used this recipe with variations for years. Prepared the original way, without variations, it a ONE-DISH meal to prepare in less than ten minutes. SOME VARIATIONS I DO: * Their original recipe did not include vegetables, which I add. *Broccoli goes well…

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Grilled Chicken Aglio e Olio with Broccoli and Mini Ziti ~ Low Calorie

Chicken with Broccoli and Ziti. It is a popular dish served in many restaurants and diners where I live on Long Island. The only thing is I think they make it with too much oil. The Aglio e Olio translates to Garlic and Oil. So Aglio e Olio is a base for many Italian dishes without tomato sauce. My version is LOW CALORIE, only 260…

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Creamy Shrimp Alfredo, EASY and FAST!

This Shrimp Alfredo is light and creamy and so delicious! No heavy, thick sauce here! It takes UNDER 10 minutes to make! I have tried other recipes and this one has been my favorite for over a decade! I don’t know if you’ve tried the jar Alfredo sauces. I have tried a few brands and thought they were awful! Homemade is so much better! This…

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Eggplant Parmigiana

               The Eggplant is the STAR in this recipe! NO globs of mozzarella on top or in it! NO breadcrumbs! Years of watching my mom and my relatives make eggplant with their various little deviations led me as a teenager to try my hand at it! I love it so much! This is my family’s way to make it. I prefer to use the…

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Impossible Vegetable Pie~Low-Calorie!

Another one of Betty Crocker’s crustless IMPOSSIBLE PIES I LOVE and added to my site back in 2014. I updated it to my new format. It is meatless and LOW CALORIE! Only 187 calories for one wedge! And LOW CARB! Just 16g for one wedge! All of Betty’s Impossible pies are so delicious and easy to change to the way you like them. This is…

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Beef Stew and Dumplings (in a Pressure Cooker)

Making BEEF STEW in a PRESSURE COOKER has always been the best method for me, even beating out my beloved crock pot!  The meat comes out so very tender and soft yet it does not shred!   I’ve made it this way for years in a pressure cooker. I love that it only takes just 11 minutes of pressure cooker time! The dumplings take longer…

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