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Posted 08 January 2012 - 10:26 PM
What You Need
125 g (1/2 of 250-g pkg.) Philadelphia Brick Cream Cheese, softened
1 pkg. (300 g) frozen chopped spinach, thawed, well drained
1-1/4 cups Kraft Mozzarella Shredded Cheese, divided
6 Tbsp. Kraft 100% Parmesan Grated Cheese, divided
6 small boneless skinless chicken breasts (1-1/2 lb./675 g), pounded to 1/4-inch thickness
10 Ritz Crackers, crushed (about 1/3 cup)
1-1/2 cups pasta sauce
HEAT oven to 375ºF.
MIX cream cheese, spinach, 1 cup mozzarella and 3 Tbsp. Parmesan until well blended; spread onto chicken breasts. Starting at 1 short end of each breast, roll up chicken tightly. Secure with wooden toothpicks, if desired.
BEAT egg in pie plate. Mix remaining Parmesan and cracker crumbs in separate pie plate. Dip chicken, 1 at a time, in egg, then roll in crumb mixture. Place, seam-sides down, in 13x9-inch baking dish sprayed with cooking spray.
BAKE 30 min. or until chicken is done (170ºF), heating pasta sauce near the end of the chicken baking time. Discard toothpicks. Serve chicken topped with pasta sauce and remaining mozzarella.
Assemble chicken bundles and place in baking dish as directed. Refrigerate up to 4 hours. When ready to serve, bake, uncovered, at 375ºF for 35 min. or until chicken is done.
Stir chopped fresh basil and/or sliced black olives into pasta sauce before heating.
Substitute Philadelphia Light Brick Cream Cheese Spread,
Part Skim Mozzarella Shredded Cheese,
100% Parmesan Light Grated Cheese and 30% Less Fat Ritz Crackers.
Posted 08 January 2012 - 10:31 PM
What You Need
1/2 tsp. black pepper
2 Tbsp. Kraft Extra Virgin Olive Oil Pesto Parmesan Dressing
90 g prosciutto, chopped
1-1/2 cups cut-up fresh asparagus spears (1 inch lengths)
2 cups baby spinach leaves
2 green onions, thinly sliced (about 1/3 cup)
1 cup Kraft Mozzarella Shredded Cheese
HEAT oven to 350ºF.
WHISK eggs and pepper until well blended.
HEAT dressing in large ovenproof nonstick skillet on medium heat. Add prosciutto; cook 2 min., stirring constantly. Stir in asparagus; cook and stir 2 min. Add spinach; cook 1 min. or just until wilted, stirring frequently. Stir in onions and cheese.
ADD eggs; stir. Cook on low heat 5 min. or until bottom is set but top is still runny, lifting sides of frittata occasionally to let uncooked mixture run underneath. Place in oven.
BAKE 6 to 8 min. or until centre is set.
Serve with a whole grain baguette and fresh fruit salad.
If you don't have an ovenproof skillet, just wrap handle of regular skillet with several layers of foil before using as directed.
Posted 08 January 2012 - 10:49 PM
What You Need
1 whole egg
3 egg whites
40 g sliced deli ham, chopped
2 large whole wheat tortillas
1/4 cup shredded Light Medium Cheddar Cheese
BEAT whole egg, egg whites and ham until well blended. Heat nonstick skillet sprayed with cooking spray on medium-high heat. Add egg mixture; cook 3 min. or until set, stirring occasionally.
SPOON egg mixture down centres of tortillas; top with cheese. Fold in opposite sides of each tortilla, then roll up burrito-style.
Substitute 1 cup cholesterol-free egg product for the whole egg and 3 egg whites.
Posted 08 January 2012 - 11:00 PM
2 multigrain bread slices with Light Strawberry 1/4 cup each sliced strawberries and bananas, 1 Tbsp. Pure Orange Marmalade
OR 2 muesli bread slices & Pineapple 1/4 cup sliced strawberries, & 1 Tbsp. shredded coconut
OR 3 (1/2-in.-thick) French bread slices Onion & Chive 1/4 cup chopped tomato, 1 Tbsp. Oscar Mayer Bacon Bits
OR 2 cinnamon raisin bread slices
OR Plain bread with 1/4 cup each sliced apples and walnut pieces, 1 Tbsp. maple syrup
Then follow our 2 simple steps:
TOAST bread slices; spread evenly with 2 Tbsp. Philadelphia Cream Cheese Spread.
ADD toppings. Serve immediately.
With today's fast-paced schedules, it's smart to eat breakfast. After a night's sleep, your body needs to re-fuel so you will have energy to start your busy day.
Posted 08 January 2012 - 11:07 PM
CHEESY SCRAMBLED EGGS ON TOAST
What You Need
2 eggs, lightly beaten
2 Tbsp. Cheez Whiz Cheese Spread
2 slices whole wheat bread, toasted
SPRAY small nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Add eggs; cook on medium heat 1 min. or until eggs are set, stirring frequently.
STIR in Cheez Whiz.
SPOON eggs onto 1 of the toast slices; cover with remaining toast slice.
Serve with orange wedges. Garnish eggs with thinly sliced green onions.
Add 1 Tbsp. sliced green onions to the eggs before cooking.
Posted 08 January 2012 - 11:11 PM
What You Need
1/4 tsp. ground cumin
1 whole wheat English muffin, split, toasted
2 Kraft Singles Fat Free Cheese Slices
1 Tbsp. salsa
1/4 cup finely chopped tomatoes
BEAT eggs and cumin in small microwaveable bowl with wire whisk until well blended. Microwave on MEDIUM-HIGH (70%) 1-1/2 min. or until egg mixture is almost set, stirring every 30 sec. Cover. Let stand 30 sec.
SPOON evenly onto muffin halves.
TOP evenly with Singles, salsa and tomatoes.
Garnish with sliced black olives, sliced green onions or chopped cilantro just before serving.
Posted 08 January 2012 - 11:15 PM
Quicker-Than-Fast-Food Egg Sandwich
What You Need
1 English muffin, split
2 slices pre-cooked bacon
1 Kraft Singles Cheese Slice
PLACE 1 muffin half, cut-side up, on microwaveable plate. Crack egg carefully over muffin. Pierce yolk with fork. Microwave on HIGH 40 sec.
TOP with bacon slices, folded in half. Cover with Singles and remaining muffin half.
MICROWAVE 30 sec. or until egg white is completely set and yolk is thickened around edge.
When your morning is rushed, wrap the hot sandwich in foil and take it with you as you walk out the door to enjoy it on-the-run.
Take along a piece of fresh fruit and carton of skim milk to enjoy with this do-it-yourself version of a popular morning sandwich.
Posted 08 January 2012 - 11:23 PM
So-Easy Stuffing-Egg Bake
What You Need
1 tsp. oil
2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
1/4 cup Miracle Whip Dressing
3/4 cup milk
1 pkg. (120 g) Stove Top Stuffing Mix for Chicken
1 tomato, thinly sliced
1 green onion, sliced
1/2 cup Mozza-Cheddar Shredded Cheese
HEAT oil in medium skillet on medium-high heat. Add mushrooms; cook 4 min. or until tender, stirring occasionally. Beat eggs, dressing and milk in large bowl with whisk until well blended. Stir in stuffing mix.
SPOON into 9-inch square baking dish sprayed with cooking spray; top with mushrooms, tomatoes and onions. Cover with plastic wrap; freeze until solid. Wrap in foil. Freeze up to 3 months.
HEAT oven to 350ºF. Remove foil and plastic wrap. Discard plastic wrap. Re-cover dish with foil. Bake 1 hour. Remove foil; top with cheese. Bake, uncovered, 15 min. or until centre is set.
To Serve Tonight [after frozen]
Heat oven to 350ºF. Bake casserole (uncovered) 50 min. or until centre is set, topping with cheese the last 15 min. Let stand 10 min. before serving.
For a shorter cooking time, thaw overnight in the refrigerator, then bake 40 min. or until centre is set.
Save 50 calories and 6 g of total fat, including 2.5 g of saturated fat, per serving by preparing with Miracle Whip Calorie-Wise Dressing, skim mil, and Cracker Barrel Cheddar Cheese Light - Made with 2% Milk, and substituting 1-1/2 cups cholesterol-free egg product for the 6 eggs.
Posted 28 April 2012 - 02:12 AM
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Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 20 min.Yield: 8 Servings30 20 50 Ingredients
•1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
•1/2 cup water
•1/4 cup butter, melted
•2/3 cup flaked coconut, toasted
•1/4 cup sugar
•1-1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
•1-3/4 cups milk
•1 teaspoon vanilla extract
•16 slices French bread (1 inch thick)
•In a small microwave-safe bowl, heat apricots and water on high for 2 minutes or until mixture comes to a boil. Let stand for 5 minutes; drain.
•Pour butter into a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan and tilt to coat bottom. Sprinkle with coconut and apricots. Combine sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over fruit.
•In a large shallow bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, vanilla and salt. Dip bread into egg mixture; soak for 1 minute. Place slices close together over coconut mixture. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
•Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with syrup. Yield: 8 servings.
Editor's Note: A dark baking pan is not recommended for this recipe.
1 serving (2 each) equals 359 calories, 16 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 209 mg cholesterol, 460 mg sodium, 42 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 12 g protein.
Originally published as Apricot-Coconut French Toast in Simple & Delicious March/April 2007, p10
Posted 28 April 2012 - 02:14 AM
A special treatment in the baked French toast slices - top them with cinnamony apple butter and toasted slivered almonds for a pleasant sweetness and nutty crunch.
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This recipe is: Diabetic Friendly
Prep: 10 min. + chilling Bake: 30 min.Yield: 6 Servings10 30 40 Ingredients
•6 slices French bread (1 inch thick)
•3/4 cup egg substitute
•2/3 cup fat-free milk
•2 tablespoons thawed apple juice concentrate
•1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
•2 tablespoons slivered almonds, toasted
•1/4 cup apple butter
•1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
•Place bread in a 9-in. square baking dish that has been coated with cooking spray. In a large bowl, combine egg substitute, milk, apple juice concentrate and vanilla. Pour over bread and turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight.
•Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean and the edges are golden brown. Sprinkle with almonds. Combine apple butter and cinnamon; serve with French toast. Yield: 6 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with commercially prepared apple butter.
1 slice equals 154 calories, 3 g fat (0 saturated fat), 0.55 mg cholesterol, 224 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 8 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.
Originally published as Apple Butter French Toast in Quick Cooking November/December 1998, p49
Posted 12 August 2012 - 12:48 PM
I pan fry the sausage patty till brown. Your chioce to add or not a small piece of cheese..
I beat one egg, and pour into small frying pan, let it cook (don't stir, leave it) when done fold or cut into proportions.
Take the biscuit cut in half, lay the sausage patty (with or without cheese) on half the biscuit, next place the egg on top of this and put the other half of the biscuit on top.
Serve this warm along with a little dish of fruit and juice..
One is sufficient for a person..
The Biscuits can be boughten at the grocery store in the freezer section..
Or you can follow this recipe and make your own..
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoons sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 8 tablespoons butter, cubed
- 3/4 cup milk
In a large bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt together. Cut butter into mixture until it begins to look like cornmeal.
Make a well with flour mixture and slowly add milk into the middle. Knead dough with your fingers and add milk when necessary. Roll out dough onto a lightly floured surface and roll out to desired thickness. Cut with small biscuit cutter.
Butter bottom of skillet and place biscuits in pan. Bake for 12 minutes or until golden brown.
This makes about 36 biscuits..Cut the recipe in half, for a smaller amount..
You can also buy the complete sandwich at McDonald's for around 3 dollars.. But they do not compare to home made!