Italian Bread redo

This worked and it’s good!

Italian Bread
cooking spray
2 c. reduced fat Bisquick
2 egg whites
2/3 c. water
10 slices turkey pepperoni, chopped
1 tsp Italian Seasoning
1 TB reduced fat Parmesan

Spray 2 quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Combine Bisquick, egg whites, water, pepperoni, Italian seasoning and Parmesan. Turn into slow cooker; cook on high 1 hour.
Yield: 8 servings. Per serving=127 Calories; 2g Fat (17.1% calories from fat); 4g Protein; 22g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 4mg Cholesterol; 448mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1 1/2 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 Fat.

cookbook review- The Best of the Pillsbury Bakeoff Desserts

I went to the giant Friends of the Library Booksale friday and picked up a few cookbooks.  I’ll review them for you as I have time to look them over. This Pillsbury Bakeoff desserts book is copyrighted 2007. Everything in this book looks delicious!  There are numerous pictures and the recipes start with a Pillsbury product and seem pretty simple.  The recipes are not diet friendly, but you know how I like to revise recipes anyway.  For $1, this book is certainly a keeper!

Italian Bread

This is still a work in progress. It was good but very crumbly. I think I need to add a couple egg whites.

Italian Bread
2 c. reduced fat Bisquick
1 TB Parmesan cheese
1 tsp Italian Seasoning
2/3 c. water

Combine all ingredients. Mixture will be thick. Place in 2 quart slow cooker, sprayed with cooking spray. Cook on high one hour or until lightly browned on sides.

Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

With Weight Watcher’s new pointsplus system cupcakes have WAY more pointsplus than I would like. 😦  But these were easy and tasty!

Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins
18.25 yellow cake mix
2 egg whites
1 c. water
1/3 c. chocolate chips
2 bananas, mashed
1/3 c. All Bran buds

Preheat oven to 350*. Combine all ingredients and fill muffin cups 3/4 full. Bake 15 to 20 minutes, until golden brown.
Yield: 18 muffins. Per muffin= 161 Calories; 5g Fat (25.2% calories from fat); 2g Protein; 29g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 1mg Cholesterol; 198mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 0 Fruit; 1 Fat; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrates.

Thai Chicken Pasta Salad

This was good. The original recipe called for peanuts to sprinkle over, but I opted to save some fat and calories and leave those out. There’s plenty of peanut flavor in the dressing alone.

Thai Chicken Pasta Salad
1 pound shredded cabbage
2 cups roasted chicken breast meat
1/2 cup cilantro
5 ounces spaghetti, Smart Taste, uncooked
1/2 cup honey roasted peanut butter
3 tablespoons water
3 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons molasses
3 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
1 teaspoon rice vinegar
1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

Boil spaghetti as directed on package. Combine shredded cabbage, chicken and cilantro in large bowl.
In small bowl, combine peanut butter, water, lime juice, molasses, soy sauce, rice vinegar, olive oil and red pepper flakes.
After pasta is done, rinse, cool and add to cabbage. Pour peanut butter mixture over cabbage mixture and combine well.

Yield: 6 servings. Per serving (about 2 cups)= 346 Calories; 16g Fat (39.8% calories from fat); 23g Protein; 32g Carbohydrate; 5g Dietary Fiber; 39mg Cholesterol; 438mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1/2 Grain(Starch); 2 1/2 Lean Meat; 1 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 2 Fat; 1/2 Other Carbohydrates

Pepperoni Eggs

This is my version of Hungry Girl’s Pizza Eggs. I don’t get enough cheese flavor to add it, but you could add mozzarella.  And i think some artichoke hearts would be good too.  oh! and black olives!

Pepperoni Eggs for One
1 egg
2 egg whites
10 slices turkey pepperoni
1/2 tsp Italian seasoning

Combine all ingredients. Spray small skillet with cooking spray. Pour into skillet and cook like omelet or scrambled eggs.
Yield: 1 serving= 142 Calories; 6g Fat (43.1% calories from fat); 18g Protein; 1g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 211mg Cholesterol; 493mg Sodium. Exchanges: 2 1/2 Lean Meat; 1/2 Fat.

Swiss Steak Supper

Great way to use the sirloin steak my dad gives me. (Although sirloin is also good for fajitas.) You could also use cube steak or chicken fry steak in this recipe.


2 lb boneless beef round steak
1/2 tsp seasoned salt
1/4 tsp ground pepper
1 lb red potatoes, chunked
1 lb baby carrots
¼ c. diced onion
1 (14 1/2 oz) can Italian diced tomatoes
1 oz pkg brown gravy mix
2/3 c. water
1 TBS fresh mince parsley

Cut steak into six sering size pieces. Rub w/ seasoned salt and pepper. Place potatoes and carrots in 5 qt slow cooker; add meat and onion. Top with tomatoes. Combine gravy mix and water; pour over the top. Cover and cook on low 6 hours or high 4 hours or until meat and veggies are tender. Sprinkle w/ parsley.

Yield: 6 servings. Per serving= 430 Calories; 22g Fat (46.1% calories from fat); 31g Protein; 26g Carbohydrate; 4g Dietary Fiber; 95mg Cholesterol; 458mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1 Grain(Starch); 4 Lean Meat; 2 Vegetable; 2 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates.