Colander Lamp

Cute little pendant light I made.

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Blueberry Lemon Cheesecake Bars

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Blueberry Lemon Cheesecake Bars

18.25 oz yellow cake mix

2 TB butter, melted

½ c. water

2 eggs, divided

2 (8oz) pkgs light cream cheese

½ c. Splenda

1 tsp dried lemon peel

1 tsp lemon flavoring

1 TB lemon juice

2 c. fresh blueberries

 

Preheat oven to 350*. Spray 13×9 with cooking spray and set aside. In medium bowl, combine cake mix, butter, water and 1 egg. Wet hands and pat mixture into prepared pan. In medium bowl, with mixer, combine cream cheese, 1 egg, Splenda, lemon peel, flavoring and lemon juice. Pour over cake mixture and smooth out. Top with blueberries. Bake 50 minutes or until center is set.

Yield: 15 servings. Per serving= 194 Calories; 7g Fat (31.9% calories from fat); 3g Protein; 30g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 32mg Cholesterol; 272mg Sodium.

Margarita Chicken

Tastes like summer!

Margarita Chicken

1/3 cup fresh lime juice

1/3 cup Tequila

1/3 c. margarita mix

2 tablespoons honey

1-2 teaspoons of Tabasco sauce.

1-1/2 pounds chicken breast or tenders

 

Combine all ingredients in Ziploc bag; refrigerate at least one hour or overnight. Bake at 400* 20 minutes or until done in center.

Shrimp Chowder

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Shrimp and Corn Chowder

1 tablespoons unsalted butter

1  lbs medium shrimp, peeled and deveined, reserving shells

¼ c.  chopped white onion

3  teaspoons finely chopped garlic

14.5 oz fat free chicken broth

¼ c. roasted green chilies, diced

1/2  teaspoon ground cumin

3/4  pound new potatoes, diced

15 oz can corn, drained

1  cup fat free half-and-half

Fresh lime juice, to taste, plus wedges for garnish

1/4  cup chopped cilantro

 

Add butter, onion, garlic, broth, green chilies, cumin, potatoes and corn in 5 quart slow cooker. Cook on high 3-4 hours. Add shrimp, half and half; heat through. Add lime juice and cilantro before serving.

Yield: 5 servings. Per serving= 270 Calories; 4g Fat (14.4% calories from fat); 25g Protein; 33g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 144mg Cholesterol; 540mg Sodium.

Angel Crunch Cookies

Angel Crunch Cookies

3 egg whites

1/4 tsp cream of tartar

1/2 tsp vanilla

1/4 tsp salt

1 c. brown sugar

2 TB flour

1/2 c. finely chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 275*. Blend egg whites, cream of tartar and vanilla until stiff peaks form. Add brown sugar gradually and beat until stiff and glossy. Mix flour and pecans and fold in. Bake at 275* 40 minutes.

 

Cantaloupe Salsa

tasty!  cantaloupesalsa

Cantaloupe Salsa

1/2 Cantaloupe peeled&chopped
1/4-cup finely chopped Green Onions
1/4-cup fresh chopped Cilantro
3-Tablespoons fresh Lime Juice
1-Tablespoon fresh Orange Juice
2 TB diced tamed jalapenos
Dash salt

Chop the Cantaloupe into small cubes. Combine with remaining ingredients and chill. Good on grilled Chicken and Pork.