Category Archives: HOLIDAY RECIPES

Asparagus-Vinaigrette

Asparagus-Vinaigrette is an easy and quick (30) minute recipe for an Italian-style side. This would work well for your Christmas, Thanksgiving and/or Easter holiday menus. Vegetables Include: Asparagus, peas, sugar-snap peas and shallots which are boiled and then sauteed and served with a made from scratch tarragon vinaigrette and crumbled bacon. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low carbohydrates, low sugars, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (3 PointsPlus), (5 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes: (8) servings. Asparagus-Vinaigrette will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.
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Prep Time: About 20 Minutes.
Cooking Time: About 10 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

3 quarts water
2 cups frozen green peas, thawed
(1-1/2 lbs) fresh asparagus, trimmed, halved crosswise
(1 lb) fresh or frozen sugar-snap peas, thawed
5 center-cut bacon slices
3 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
3/4 cup chopped shallots
2 Tbsp tarragon vinegar
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 Tbsp chopped fresh tarragon
3/4 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1-1/2 tsp lemon zest

Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole

Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole is an easy option for a delicious and quick (1) hour total time vegetable side recipe. Suggested Uses: For Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter holidays. Ingredients include: Cauliflower florets, bell peppers, corn, cream cheese, parsley, shredded cheese and Parmesan cheese. It is an oven-baked casserole which is both creamy and cheesy. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low sugars, low carbohydrates, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (4 PointsPlus), (6 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes: (12) servings. Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.
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Prep Time: 20 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 35-40 Minutes.
Total Time: About 1 Hour.

INGREDIENTS:

7 cups small cauliflower florets
1 cup frozen corn
1 (8 oz) bar cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup milk
2 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 red bell pepper, finely chopped
20 round crackers (such as Ritz), coarsely crushed
1 cup shredded Mexican-style Four Cheese blend
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

Healthy Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies

Healthy Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies is an easy recipe for your fall and winter baking options. It takes just over (1) hour total time for these soft and chewy treats. Ingredients Include: Oats, raisins, cinnamon, butter, brown sugar and vanilla. You will be making these often so save it in your file. This is also a healthy, low fat, low calories, low cholesterol, low sodium, low sugars, low carbohydrates, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (2 PointsPlus), (4 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes: (24) cookies. Healthy Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.
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Prep Time: 25 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 24-28 Minutes.
Total Time: 1-1/4 Hours.

INGREDIENTS:
1 cup white whole-wheat flour
1 tsp baking powder
1-1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
2/3 cup packed light-brown sugar
6 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
1 large egg
1-1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup old fashioned oats
1/2 cup raisins

Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet Potato Casserole is an easy to prepare slow cooker recipe for your Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner options. It takes only (20) minutes to prepare and (3) hours to cook. Spare the space in your oven for other items and try this delicious casserole. Ingredients include: Sweet Potatoes, brown sugar, butter, pecans, marshmallows and is well-seasoned. This is also a healthy, low fat, low calories, low cholesterol, low sodium, low carbohydrates, low sugars, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (4 PointsPlus), (6 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes (12) servings. Sweet Potato Casserole will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.sweet-potato-casserole

Equipment Needed: 5-6 Quart Slow Cooker
Prep Time: 20 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 3 Hours.
Total Time: 3Hours-20 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:
(3 lbs) sweet potatoes, peeled, diced (1/2″)
2 Tbsp light brown sugar
3 Tbsp melted butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 cup miniature marshmallows
1/2 cup toasted chopped pecans

Pecan-Green Beans

Pecan-Green Beans is a delicious and spicy recipe you could consider as an option for Thanksgiving and Christmas sides. You’ll need to finish this recipe just before you serve your dinner; as it needs to be served immediately. Summary: Fresh green beans are sauteed and then topped with glazed pecans. Spices include: Rosemary, cumin and cayenne pepper. This is a delicious and unusual take on green beans that will have your guests talking. It is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sugars, low sodium, low carbohydrates, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (3 SmartPoints), (3 PointsPlus) recipe. Makes: (12) servings. Pecan-Green Beans will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.pecan-green-beans

Prep Time: About 20 Minutes.
Cooking Time: About 20 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

2 Tbsp granulated sugar
1 Tbsp water
1/4 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
3/4 cup coarsely chopped pecans
1 tsp minced fresh rosemary
1/2 tsp Kosher salt, divided
(2 lbs) fresh green beans, trimmed
2 Tbsp unsalted butter
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper