With the holiday weekend fast approaching, you might be on the lookout for a quick and easy no bake dessert that is diet friendly...
If you are, this cheesecake pie is your answer!
Super easy because it's made with just a few ingredients and a store-bought premade reduced fat graham cracker crust. Quick because you just whip all the ingredients together and chill. The frui
Grilling season is finally here! Is it me, or did it seem to take forever to arrive?? With Memorial day just around the corner, this is an excellent main course dish to make on your grill. Pork Tenderloin keeps it lean and the marinade gives it tons of flavor. I served it with some Asian flavored sesame rice and some grilled zucchini. Yum.
I only marinaded the
What a yummy breakfast treat or a middle of the afternoon pick-me-up!
Made lower in fat and calories with the help of this amazing product...PB2 with premium chocolate! If you aren't familiar with PB2, it is manufactured by Bell Plantation and it is real peanut butter in a reduced fat, powdered form. PB2 reduces fat through a chemical-free process. PB2 and Chocol
A delicious not-too-sweet breakfast treat with all the flavors of carrot cake! Packed with whole grain oats, carrots, pineapple, spices, FF yogurt and pecans to make this a nutritious start to your day. When I stumbled across this recipe, I just knew I needed to make it. The original recipe used steel cut oats and cooked it all stove top, but I made some changes to be able
I made this scrumptious potato casserole last week from THIS recipe to go along with some BBQ ribs for dinner one night. I changed up the recipe quite a bit but didn't sacrifice ANY of the flavor. We had my inlaws over for dinner and my MIL had seconds.
Ya, it's that good!
This type of hashbrown casserole dish has been around for some time. If you haven't made it, you have
A while back, I was contacted by a representative for Arnold/Brownberry/Orowheat® breads and asked if I would be interested in trying out some of their products.
Note: Arnold is the brand name in the East, Brownberry in the Midwest and under the Oroweat in the West. (Disclaimer: I received money saving coupons from this company representative for free and have not been p
Another great (and easy) recipe using Herdez ® Mexican cooking sauces! Boxed cake mix and Herdez® Red Guajillo Chile Mexican Cooking Sauce make
this cake a snap to put together. Red Guajillo Chiles deliver a
delicious green tea flavor with berry overtones that compliment the dark
chocolate cake perfectly. The cake bakes up moist and can either be
frosted with your favorite fro
A delicious healthy twist on enchiladas. Beef is replaced with ground
turkey and zucchini is used in the filling to bulk it up without
sacrificing any flavor. The addition of Herdez® Tomatillo Verde Mexican Cooking Sauce makes this dish easy and takes the flavor over the edge.
Your family will never know they are eating healthy!
One of this month's assignments for the AR Am
Another recipe found on Allrecipes as I was searching for recipes without pictures. This salad is a delicious combination of fruit and veggies, topped with a light dressing that compliments it beautifully.
I didn't have a few veggies called for in the original recipe, so I just left them out. I would have added them if I had them. I did add the peanuts called for i
We haven't quite hit strawberry season around here yet, but the California berries showing up in my grocery store have been really quite nice. Big and juicy with lots of strawberry flavor.
One of my favorite ways to enjoy these luscious berries is to make an open-faced PB and strawberry sandwich. It's really not as much of a recipe as it is a pairing. It's super s
A blast from the past. This delicious Lime Gelatin "salad" is something I made many years ago. I've always thought of it more of a dessert than a salad. Perhaps you've had a version of it sometime. I think my original recipe called for adding cheddar cheese. I remember it being so good. I mentioned it a few posts back, but I have been chosen as one of
Did you know the makers of Mini Babybel cheeses have a new flavor to their lineup of great tasting cheeses?
It's Mini Babybel MOZZARELLA! It has all the creaminess and melt-ability you expect from mozzarella cheese at just 50 calories each. Like all Mini Babybel cheeses, it comes wrapped in that cute little red wax you can't wait to "zip" open. This cheese is delic
Springtime always makes me think of maple. Real deal maple syrup. I think of those huge sugar maples being tapped and letting off their wonderful sap when mother nature allows the temperatures to be just right and only for a short window of time in early spring. Maple syrup harvesting is truly a labor of love. Did you know it takes 40 - 50 gallons of sap to produce just one
This is a delicious and easy recipe taken straight from Better Homes and Gardens . It's easy because it's made stove-top in a skillet from start to finish. It's delicious thanks to fresh ginger, honey and lemon. These chicken thighs are so tasty, it's hard to stop at one! I seem to always be on the lookout for good recipes for chicken. I think we eat chicken in this house, more t
This past week, my family and I decided we had had enough of winter and took a short trip to New Orleans. When we arrived on Saturday, the skies were overcast, but it was warm...and there was no snow! Grass was green, trees had leaves, and flowers were in bloom everywhere. Such a welcome site after the lack of spring we've had up north.
If you have never been to New Orle
So you made Corned Beef and Cabbage to celebrate St. Patty's Day...and you may have enjoyed a tall glass of Guinness to go with..or maybe even used some in the broth when you cooked the Corned Beef...but now what?
Guinness Brownies with Maple Buttercream Frosting is what!
Decadent and fudgey, yet surprisingly light. There is a lot of chocolate flavor that is packed into these bro
I love a good pie. A pie with less guilt is even better.
This coconut custard pie fits the bill. It's a delicious treat that could not be any easier. I used a store-bought refrigerated crust as the base. The filling is just a few ingredients whipped together with a whisk. Super simple. The coconut custard filling tastes very decadent, yet a nice sized p
This recipe comes to you straight from the pages of the March 2013 Cooking Light magazine. We loved it! It's super tasty thanks to the spicy turkey sausage, which packs so much flavor, you almost don't need any other seasonings.
I admit, I did tweak the recipe a bit:
I chose to make a bigger lasagna, because the original recipe called for an 11" x 7" pan, and I used a
Have you tried the new Chobani flavors yet?
I picked up some of the new banana and the new pear flavors at the store yesterday. The wheels started turning and I immediately thought about making pancakes with the same flavors as banana bread: Bananas, cinnamon, nutmeg, walnuts and a touch of brown sugar.
If you've never made Chobani pancakes you are in for a treat. The orig
Oh I love a good patty melt. What I don't love are all the fat and calories that come with it. In an attempt to make the Classic Patty Melt a little more diet friendly, I found using reduced fat cheese and this product:
worked VERY well. These BIG FAT burgers taste incredible. And the resulting sandwich? Tastes as good as it looks. In fac
I was looking for a warm and comforting dessert to serve last week, and I'm not sure why, but Apple Brown Betty came to mind. I did have a bowl full of golden delicious apples sitting on my counter, begging to be turned into something delicious. Maybe that's what triggered my mind into make this dish.
Something about soft, sweet, warm apples nestled in moist buttery goodness t
I am always attracted to recipes that use unusual ingredients. When I saw what was in the sauce for this recipe, I knew I would be making it.
It's a very simple recipe using bone-in, skinless chicken thighs, which are quick becoming a favorite of mine. They are relatively inexpensive and they stay moist and tender no matter what you do to them. If you haven't come over t
Just in time for Valentine's day, these easy maple-walnut candies are sure to please anyone! A word of caution, these delightful treats are not "low" or "reduced" anything and in no way are they diet friendly. What they are is a nice treat that give their candy store rivals a run for their money.
My father LOVES maple creams. LOVES them.&
Blueberry Streusel Coffee Cake Muffins is yet another great recipe adapted from the cookbook, The Looneyspoons Collection by Janet and Greta Podleski.
Congratulations to Suzie, who had the winning comment in my The Looneyspoons Collection cookbook giveaway!
twodogsinthekitchen January 24, 2013 at 5:22 PM
"I would like the recipes along with th
Another winning recipe from the book, The Looneyspoons Collection by Janet and Greta Podleski. (Have you entered my giveaway for this fabulous cookbook? Go HERE to check it out!) In the book, this recipe is described as "restaurant quality fish with a unique pistachio and Parmesan crumb topping." It is easy and delicious. It really does transform plain old white fish into s
Looking for a quick and easy recipe for this weekend's big game?
Look no further. Pantry Salsa is the recipe for you!
The original recipe for this salsa comes from Pioneer Woman. Ree calls it "restaurant style salsa" but since I used ingredients almost entirely from my pantry to make this, Pantry Salsa is what I am calling my adaptation. If you aren't familiar with Re
When I saw this recipe on RecipeGirl the other day, I was intrigued to say the least. Two ingredients?
What two ingredients, I wondered?
Bananas and egg...yup...that's it. Really.
I had to give this one a try. I subbed the eggs for eggbeaters and whipped up the batter in my Magic Bullet, which worked...well, like MAGIC! I did add some baking powder to my mix,
Before the holidays, I was contacted by Hay House and asked if I would be interested in doing a review of the cookbook, The Looneyspoons Collection by Janet and Greta Podleski. (Disclaimer: I was not paid to endorse or write a review for this cookbook. The opinions expressed are entirely mine.) Once the publisher emailed me a couple of sample recipes from the book, I was
The winter weather has turned cold, cold, cold and I don't know about you, but it makes we want to cook things like stews, and soups and braised dishes.
I found some pretty nice looking chicken thighs at my grocers last week. I bought them not quite knowing what I'd do with them. Chicken thighs are generally cheaper than chicken breasts, but these days, just as meaty and almos
Before the holidays, Laughing Cow cheese sent me a great "surprise" package which included Mini Babybel Light cheese and a recipe for a lightened up sandwich using it. (Disclaimer: I received this package for free and the opinions expressed in this post are mine and I have not been compensated for them.) The package also included a bunch of great tips from The Laughing Cow Community Le
Well...another year is about to bite the dust. Thank you to all the loyal readers and welcome to all of the new ones. I hope that you are enjoying the recipes I post. 2012 was a busy one for me...and I, again, apologize for lags in new posts throughout the year. I still have lots of goodies to share in the upcoming year, so I hope you all stick around to see what's in store!
Hands down one of the easiest, tastiest buttermilk biscuits you can make from scratch.
Since I discovered this recipe several months ago, I have made it more times than I have fingers on my hands to count. They come out wonderful EVERY SINGLE time. Even if you think you can't make tasty flaky buttermilk biscuits, this recipe will prove you wrong. They are a great addition to a
Yet another easy cookie recipe that starts with a box mix. Candy Cane Kiss Brownie Bites start with a boxed brownie mix. They are incredibly easy with so few ingredients. I used candy cane kiss to top my cookies, but you could use whatever flavor you fancy.
I know I've gone crazy posting cookie recipes this week. To be honest, it just isn't Christmas for me
My family loves, loves, loves sugar cookies. Me, I could take them or leave them. I'm not really a fan of chilling the dough, rolling out the dough, cutting out shapes, baking, cooling, and frosting and decorating. It's a lot of work! When I stumbled across this recipe for sugar cookies and saw they didn't require rolling, I decided I was going to give it a try.
Possibly one of the easiest cookie recipes ever. They start with a boxed cake mix. I'll be honest with you, I've never been much of a fan of cookies made from cake mix. I mean, I think a cookie should be, well, cookie-like. I've dabbled with cookies from cake mixes in the past and have never been happy with the results. They all ended up tasting and having the te
Oh boy, I am so behind on my holiday baking this year. Way too much going on. But that's ok...busy is good sometimes...
I was able to make a few batches of cookies last week. Salted Caramel Shortbread Cookies is one of the cookie recipes I had pinned from Pinterest to try new this year. I'm glad I found some time to try them. They are delicious. They are in no way low fat, low
The holiday season is upon us at full force! Wow...I'm always amazed that the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas seems to fly by at warp speed. One thing that I love to enjoy during this season is a delicious peppermint mocha. The nutrition stats on a tall (that's barrista speak for a 12 oz.size) peppermint mocha at Starbucks can be eye opening! For a whole milk with w
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Ours was quite nice.
Easy Biscuit Topped Turkey Pot Pie is a perfect way to transform your Thanksgiving leftovers. Here, I used up the rest of the turkey and vegetables (corn, carrots, and peas and onions). All of the vegetables I used were cooked, but you could par-cook raw vegetables left over from the veg and dip tray and use them as
Pumpkin Yeast Bread 3P+ (can be made into rolls as well)
Roasted Brussels Sprouts w/ Maple-Balsamic Drizzle 3P+
Carrot Cake w/Maple Cream Frosting 6P+
Easy Butterfinger Dessert 5P+
Lightened Up Sweet Potato Pie 6P+
Roasted Delicata Squash 2P+
Creamy Cauliflower Mash 2P+
Fresh Apple Cinnamon Quick Bread 4P+
Garlic Roasted Green Beans,
Thanksgiving is merely one week away! Let the countdown begin!
In my family, I host Thanksgiving dinner each year. My mom is in charge of the turkey. I am responsible for the remainder of the sides. My mom makes an awesome turkey that I really enjoy. But I will be honest, I get most excited for the sides. All the beautiful plentiful side dishes!
Delicata Squash, have you tried it yet?
Delicata squash is a winter squash with distinctive longitudinal dark green stripes on a yellow or cream colored background and sweet, orange-yellow flesh. It has a mild flavor, similar to butternut squash, but not quite as sweet. And the best part... you can eat the skin! That's right, no need to peel!
I don't mean to brag, but my youngest son is a bit of a health nut. He refuses to eat anything with HFCS and will choose to have fruit as a snack before candy. He likes it when I put raw carrots and nuts in his lunch. He will order broccoli instead of fries every time we eat out at a restaurant. That's how he rolls....
So in order to keep my youngest
I mentioned in yesterday's post that Veronica of Veronica's Cornicopia has organized a bake sale to benefit Suzie of Two Dogs in the Kitchen and it's LIVE right now! (ends at 10pm CST) Please take a moment to head over to the sale and check out the goods! There is something for everyone, bidding is easy and hey, it's a great way to help out a fellow blogger! (But you don't
Fast, Easy and WW friendly.
But let me warn you...these aren't light and fluffy cakes. They are dense and thick...almost gooey brownie like...which I am still on the fence whether I like or not...but they taste wonderful and I am in love with the frosting...so I decided to share. The cupcakes are made from a boxed spice cake mix, pumpkin puree, and pumpkin pie spice.&nbs
Have you ever had P. F Changs Spicy Chicken Noodle Soup? I am in love with the stuff. Again, I am a self proclaimed non-chicken soup lover, but this soup is just so unusual. It's actually one of the things I crave on occasion.
It's described on the menu as this:
Waffles....whenever I tell the kids I am going to make waffles in the morning...I think of donkey in the movie Shrek. :)
This recipe, without a doubt, is one of my favorite "from scratch" waffle recipes. It makes waffles that are crispy on the outside, but light and fluffy on the inside. I don't like recipes that produce heavy dense waffles. The secret to t
I made these tasty little muffins for our big Sunday breakfast a few weeks back. They could not be easier and we found them to be a bit addictive. They are an adaptation of Paula Deen's Sour Cream Muffins . Three ingredients: butter, flour, and sour cream. ( I added some sugar to make it four in my version.)
I made a few changes to the recipe to try to lighten them
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Liz R October 11, 2012 2:45 PM
loved the lemon chicken orzo soup. Thanks for the opportunity to win
and happy anniversary.:)
Elena October 10, 2012 6:13 PM
Grilled Peanut Butter Chicken w/ Peanut Dipping Sauce is my favorite recipe
Congratulations to you both!
The above com
This chili was more of an experiment than anything...but it came out great, so I am sharing it! Born out of necessity, when I decided to start some chili in the crockpot for dinner one day and discovered I was out of a few key ingredients I use when I make chili. Everyone's got a favorite way to make chili, right?
Chili is an excellent dish to make when you are w
Can I just tell you this is the first time I have ever made hummus from scratch...and the question is...why on earth did it take me so long? It is so super easy (with the help of a food processor) and so much tastier than any store bought brands. Not to mention....more economical.
You can spice this up as little or as much as you like, control the consistency,