Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Skinny Mama Recipe Contest Excitement

How many times have you wanted to serve a healthy appetizer or dish only to find that the dip or some of the ingredients have way too many calories and too much fat?  I know I struggle with that...but no more with Saucy Mama's products.  I can make a wonderful dip with only a few calories per serving that my guests and family will love.  I have entered this recipe in the Skinny Mama Recipe Contest and know that you will enjoy it.

Skinny Mama Shameless Indulgent Smoky Garlic Dip

1 cup Non-fat unsweetened plain yogurt
2 T. Saucy Mama Smoky Garlic Mustard
1/2 t. garlic powder
4 T. chopped scallions
1/4 t. salt
1/4 t. smokey horseradish
1/8 t. pepper
1 T. Saucy Mama Dirty Martini Olive Juice

Finely chop scallions and set aside 1 T.
Mix together Yogurt, Saucy Mama Mustard, garlic powder, 3 T. chopped scallions, salt, horseradish, pepper and Saucy Mama Olive Juice.
Whisk until all ingredients are incorporated and top with the scallions you set aside.
Refrigerate overnight or for at least 2 hours. 
Serve with fresh cut vegetables and enjoy.

Servings: 8
Calories 20 per serving
0 Fat

This dish would work great with a low calorie diet and the South Beach Diet.

Skinny Mama Shameless Indulgent Smoky Garlic Dip
Skinny Mama Shameless Indulgent Smoky Garlic Dip
Skinny Mama Shameless Indulgent Smoky Garlic Dip

Strawberry Heaven

“The “Debbie” recipe – the recipe that is authentically me.
My absolute favorite dessert recipe.”
All I ever talk about loving is strawberries. I am to strawberries as Paula Deen is to potatoes and butter.
When thinking about my absolute favorite dessert, it had to combine cheesecake, strawberries, and chocolate. Chocolate covered strawberries to be exact!!! So I developed a pie that features all my weaknesses. I love a regular pie crust instead of graham cracker so I have used pie crust, topped with a luscious layer of Kraft Philadelphia Ready-to-Eat Cheesecake Filling, followed by 1 pound of ripe, juicy strawberries enveloped in strawberry glaze topped with creamy, dreamy Cool Whip, and followed by 6 GIANT chocolate covered strawberries. This pie would be a strawberry lovers’ most decadent dream. It is mine…now you know what I dream about.

Strawberry Heaven
Prep time: 50 minutes Cook time: 9 minutes
Serves 6 - 8
1 refrigerated pie crust
1 ½ c. Kraft Philadelphia Ready-to-Eat Cheesecake Filling
2 lbs. of strawberries
14 oz. strawberry pie glaze
8 oz Cool Whip
¾ c. semi-sweet chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
2. Place pie crust in pie pan and flute edges. Bake at 450 degrees for 9 minutes.
3. Cool pie crust at room temperature for 10 minutes and follow in freezer for 10 minutes to cool quickly.
4. While pie crust is cooking and cooling, prepare other ingredients beginning with strawberries. Wash strawberries, core, and slice in half. Save 6 LARGE strawberries for top of pie. Eat a few and enjoy them while you are working so hard. Save enough for the pie.
5. Melt chocolate chips in microwave for approximately 1 minute stirring every 20 seconds. Dip 6 large strawberries in chocolate about ¾ of the way up the strawberry. Place a piece of parchment paper on a plate and cool the strawberries on the paper in the freezer.
6. After the pie crust comes out of the freezer, spread the cheesecake filling directly on top of crust.
7. Place strawberries directly on top of cheesecake and pour strawberry glaze over strawberries.
8. Pipe Cool Whip over strawberries and glaze and top with chocolate covered strawberries. Place in freezer for approximately 15 minutes and serve. Refrigerate any leftovers.

Strawberry Heaven

Strawberry Heaven
This pie is for the true Strawbery ADDICT and lover.

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Using My Blog

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