Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Almost Fat and Sugar Free Trifle

Natalie was wondering why I haven't posted on this blog for a while. I guess I am not sure if I am truely a foodie or not. The biggest problem is that I am trying to lose weight and so I am not cookin' up much beautiful food or desserts. I love my photography, but I am not sure how to be passionate about cooking and baking and photographing it when I don't want to have it around the house because I don't really have too much will power. It is easier to not make at all.

I thought I would try a Trifle in my new trifle bowl, but I wanted to eat some of it so I used Angel Food cake, fat free, sugar free pudding and fat free 'Cool Whip'. I used fresh strawberries and it turned out pretty good.

Almost Fat and Sugar Free Trifle

Tear an angel food cake into bite sized pieces
Make up two packages of your favorite fat free/sugar free pudding
Wash and cut up your favorite fruit
Layer in a glass Trifle Bowl, starting with a small amount of pudding. Add half the cake, pudding, Cool Whip, and fruit. Add more cake, and finish with a layer of pudding and top with Cool Whip. Refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight. Serve. Yummy and not a ton of calories.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Italian Chicken and Swiss Sandwiches

These Italian Chicken and Swiss Sandwiches are yummy and easy to prepare. Serve them with a side of your favorite potato salad and some fresh fruit. They will fill you up and clean up is a breeze!

Italian Chicken and Swiss Sandwiches

4 boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into bite sized pieces
2 envelopes Italian dressing seasoning mix.

Marinate the chicken in the Italian dressing seasoning mix for an hour

1 green pepper, sliced into strips
1 onion sliced into rings
fresh mushrooms sliced
Swiss cheese slices

Saute peppers, onions and mushrooms in 2 tbls. olive or canola oil to your desired doneness. Remove from pan and add chicken to hot pan and cook until done. Add the veggies back in. Slice hoagie buns almost all the way through. On one side of the bun place the chicken and veggies. Put under broiler until the bun starts to brown. Add cheese to the opposite side of the chicken. Place under broiler until the cheese melts. Enjoy while hot!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Holy Cow Cake

My kids love Holy Cow Cake. I made this today to celebrate my youngest's birthday. Happy Birthday Ty. You make me happy and I always want more of your smile and your laugh and your company.

This is such an easy cake to make. Have fun with it.

Holy Cow Cake

1 chocolate cake mix

1 can sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)

1 cup caramel ice cream topping

1 8 oz. cream cheese

3/4 cup powdered sugar

1 tsp. vanilla

1 8 oz. Whipped Topping

4 regular size Butterfinger candy bars cut into small pieces

Mix and bake the cake as directed in a 9x13 pan. When you remove it from the oven, poke holes in it with a meat fork. Make the holes close together. Pour the sweetened condensed milk over the top and spread to the edges. Pour the caramel sauce over that and spread. Sprinkle half of the candy bar pieces onto the top and let cool.

Mix the cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla with a mixer until smooth. Add the whipped topping and mix. Spread over the cooled cake and sprinkle with the remaining candy bar pieces. Chill. Enjoy! Keep the cake in your refrigerator.