Peach Crunch Cake

You'll love this easy dessert! It's the perfect sweet and yummy comfort food for a cold and rainy night! Peach Crunch Cake Buttery pecans top this peachy dessert - delicious served warm or cold. Only 380 calories per serving! 1 (29-ounce can sliced peaches in syrup 1 (15-ounce) can sliced peaches in syrup 1 (18.25-ounce) package yellow cake mix 1 cup chopped pecans 1 stick butter, melted Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9x13-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Pour the peaches and syrup into the baking dish. (Cut up peaches, if necessary, to spread evenly). ...

Cheddar Chili Dog Wraps

Looking for an easy and satisfying week night entree for kids of all ages? Try these delicious Cheddar Chili Dog Wraps! I like to serve them with kettle-cooked potato chips and side of coleslaw. Enjoy! Cheddar Chili Dog Wraps I use Texas Pete Chili in this recipe. Use your favorite canned hot dog chili or chili with beans – whatever you like! They're all good. 2 (10-ounce) cans hot dog chili 1 (16-ounce) package beef hot dogs 8 (6-inch) flour tortillas 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese 1 tomato, seeded and diced Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Spread one can of chili ...

Meatball & Cheese Stuffed Biscuits

Great cocktail food just in time for Super Bowl Sunday! I'm so sorry that I didn't have an opportunity to snap a photo of the yummy meatballs and gooey cheese inside these tasty biscuits. They were gone in a flash! They're easy to make and easy to eat. DELICIOUS!   Meatball and Cheese Stuffed Biscuits Serve with a side of warm marinara sauce for dipping. 1 (16.3-ounce) can refrigerated Grands biscuits 8 frozen beef meatballs, thawed 4 pieces Mozzarella string cheese, cut into 16 pieces Olive oil Dried oregano Freshly grated Parmesan cheese Marinara sauce, for dipping ...

Skinny Chili

I'm still on a quest to find delicious and filling entrees that are low in fat and calories. Turns out it's not that hard! A tweak here, an adjustment there and I'm coming up with easy-to-prepare meals that are satisfying and won't further damage my already plump waistline. Skinny Chili contains both beef and turkey. With all of the other spicy flavors going on you don't even notice the lower fat content. I think the real trick is to skip the cheese and sour cream on top. Skinny Chili Low fat and only 280 calories per serving! 1 pound ground round 1 pound ground turkey ...

Skinny Soup and Sandwich Luncheon

Okay, so we're all looking for quick, tasty and low-calorie foods to help us unload the extra holiday pounds. These two SKINNY recipes are easy, satisfying and delicious --- and take almost no effort. They're fast to whip up and won't leave you starving in the afternoon. Add a side of fresh berries (about 30 calories) and you'll have a beautiful meal suitable for a luncheon guest or two! Yummy! Skinny Sandwich Only 225 calories per sandwich! 1 multi-grain sandwich thin 1 heaping tablespoon jarred pizza sauce Fresh spinach leaves 2 ounces sliced deli ham 1 mini Babybel ...

Oven-Roasted Hasselback Potatoes

Looking for a way to jazz up baked potatoes? Serve this easy and impressive side dish. Oven-Roasted Hasselback Potatoes get their name from the region in Sweden where the recipe originated. The potatoes are roasted after being sliced very thin but without cutting through the bottom in such a way to leave the potatoes intact. The delightful thing about this recipe is that as the potatoes roast in the oven they begin to crisp on the outside while leaving the inside tender. Simply irresistible! OVEN-ROASTED HASSELBACK POTATOES Fabulous! Leftover potatoes are great reheated ...

Winter Brunch on the Porch

What a beautiful winter morning to host a brunch on the front porch of PLUM PRODUCTIONS! Thank you Ashley Meijerink and Janessa Perreault for the great tablescape! Fabulous food photography by SUSAN DELOACH PHOTOGRAPHY!  CRAB BENEDICT This easy step-by-step recipe yields a creamy hollandaise sauce with a bright lemony zing. Put the sauce to good use over scrumptious layers of toasted English muffins, tomatoes, lump crab meat, bacon and poached eggs for a new twist on a classic brunch favorite. 4 English muffins, split, lightly buttered and toasted 1 large tomato, cut ...

Baking with Aunt Debbi

As it turns out, my nephew has also inherited Mama's “love of cooking” gene! We recently spent an afternoon together baking cookies in my kitchen. Ray wanted to bake sugar cookies. I wanted chocolate chip. We compromised and baked them both! We made the dough for the sugar cookies first. While the dough was chilling in the refrigerator we made and baked the chocolate chip cookies. Ray hasn't learned to like pecans yet so we split the recipe and made half with pecans and half without. Dark Chocolate and Pecan Cookies Delicious with or without the pecans! 2¼ cups ...

Blooming Onion Bread

My brother and nephew were in town for a few days over the Christmas holiday. We all three love to cook and were able to spend some quality time together in the kitchen during their visit. I'd found the recipe for this tasty bread a few weeks ago and was anxious to give it a test. The boys were happy to help cook and to sample the results. Here's our version of the recipe with a few changes and additions. Blooming Onion Bread Wonderful as an appetizer or with a big bowl of beef chili! 1 (16-ounce) loaf sourdough bread, unsliced 16 ounces jalapeno-jack cheese, thinly ...

Cranberries and Apples

Cranberries and Apples A special recipe that’s taken the place of traditional cranberry sauce at our Christmas table! 3½ cups fresh cranberries 3 large Granny Smith apples ¼ cup oats 1¼ cups light brown sugar 1/3 cup all-purpose flour ½ cup (1 stick) butter, melted 1 cup chopped pecans Lighty grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.  Spread cranberries in bottom of dish.  Slice apples.  Do not peel.  Top cranberries with apple slices.  In a small bowl, combine oats, brown sugar, and flour. Sprinkle over fruit.  Toss pecans in melted butter.  Sprinkle evenly over ...