• Appetizers,  Cooking With

    Low Carb Cucumber Dip/Spread

      Ingredients 1/2 cucumber, cut into chunks 2 green onions, sliced thinly (optional) 1 (8 oz) block cream cheese, softened 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1/8 teaspoon salt   Instructions Trim away roots from base of green onion, place in food processor. Add cucumber to food processor bowl. Cover and process…

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    Creamy Tomato and Spinach Soup

    Ingredients:   2 tablespoons butter 1 onion, diced 1 carrot, grated 1 28-oz can diced tomatoes 3 cups chicken broth (or vegetable broth) salt and pepper, to taste 1 tablespoon fresh thyme 1 tablespoon baking soda (if desired to lower the acidity) 2 cups frozen spinach (or packed fresh baby…

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    Easy Tomato Soup

    Ingredients 2 tbsp butter (or oil) 1 onion, sliced 3 cloves garlic, sliced 1 can of tomatoes (32oz), pureed, diced or whole 1/4 tsp baking soda 1 tbsp dried parsley 1 large bay leaf (optional) Black pepper to taste 1/4 tsp sea salt 1 tbsp fresh basil 1 tbsp honey…

  • Cooking With,  Main Dishes

    One Pot Pasta

    Ingredients 1 can diced tomatoes Cooked meat or sausages, diced 1 tbsp oregano 1 tbsp basil 1 chicken stock cube Water Directions In a wok, mix all ingredients, adding water to cover. Bring to a boil, then lower heat to simmer. Stir occasionally to prevent food from sticking, until pasta…

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    Ranch Roasted Potatoes

    Ingredients ¼ cup vegetable oil 1 packet (1 ounce) Hidden Valley® Original Ranch Salad® Dressing & Seasoning Mix 2 pounds small red potatoes quartered Any other vegetables you want to include, cubed Directions Place vegetables in large bowl with oil and stir to coat. Add Dressing & Seasoning Mix and…

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    Turkey and Potato Hash

    Ingredients 2 large potatoes, thinly slides (about 3 cups) 1.5 cups water 1 large onion, chopped 1.5 cups diced cooked turkey (6oz) 1.5 tsp Worcester sauce 1 tsp minced garlic 2 green onions, shopped 1 tsp olive oil Dash hot pepper sauce Directions In a large skillet bring potatoes, water…

  • Cooking With,  Dessert

    Sugar-Free Butter Cream Frosting

    Ingredients 1-1/2 cups powder sugar substitute (Splenda) 2 tbsp almond milk, separated 1 tsp vanilla extract 4 tbsp whipped butter, softened Directions Combine sugar, butter, vanilla, and 1 tbsp milk. When smooth, add remaining milk. Beat until creamy. Notes Food colouring can be added at the end if colour is…

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    Easy No Bake Cookies

    Ingredients 2 cups white sugar 3/4 cup butter 2/3 cup milk 1 (3.9 ounce) package instant chocolate pudding mix (or any flavour you prefer) 3-1/2 cups quick cooking oats 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract Directions Mix together the sugar, butter or margarine and the milk in a large pot and bring…

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    Digestive Biscuits

    Ingredients 3⁄4 cup whole wheat flour 1⁄4 cup all-purpose flour 1⁄2 teaspoon baking powder 1⁄4 teaspoon baking soda 1⁄4 teaspoon cream of tartar 1⁄4 cup wheat bran 4 tablespoons butter 5 tablespoons brown sugar 1 tablespoon Crisco 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla 3 tablespoons half-and-half cream Directions Preheat oven to 350°F. In…