Raspberry Bars

Tart raspberry filling is swirled into a low-fat cream filling in these beautiful bars. They’re a festive treat for a summer picnic or party. Makes: 16 bars Active Time: 25 minutes Total Time: 3 3/4 hours Ingredients Crust 3/4 cup white whole-wheat flour , (see Note) 1/2 cup chopped pecans 2 tablespoons granulated sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 3 […]

Lemon-Garlic Glazed Corn on the Cob

Think it doesn’t get any better than corn on the cob with butter? Try cooking the corn in butter (cut with a little olive oil to reduce saturated fat) with lemon and garlic and you may change your mind. Makes: Makes 4 servings Active Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 15 minutes Ingredients  1 tablespoon butter 1 tablespoon extra-virgin […]

Braised Paprika Chicken

Sweet Hungarian paprika gives this creamy braised chicken the best flavor. This is a good “pantry dish” since you should have the basics on hand and only need to purchase the chicken. You may vary the recipe by using cubed veal shoulder instead of chicken and mushrooms instead of peppers. Serve with whole-wheat orzo flavored […]

3-Step Southwestern Dip

Ingredients 1 (0.4-ounce) package dry ranch dressing mix 1 (16-ounce) carton reduced-fat sour cream 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro Preparation Combine all three ingredients in a bowl, stir well, and serve with low-fat pita chips or fresh veggies.   Yield: Makes 16 servings (serving size: 2 tablespoons dip and 1/2 cup vegetables)   Nutritional Information Calories per serving: 81 […]

Polenta & Vegetable Bake

This healthful and comforting vegetarian casserole is perfect on a cool night or any time of year when you want to remember clear, brisk October evenings. Makes: 8 servings Active Time: 35 minutes Total Time: 40 minutes Ingredients 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 medium eggplant, diced 1 small zucchini, finely diced 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly […]