Recipes From Cuisine: American

Puff Pastry Chicken Pie

Easy Puff Pastry Chicken Pot Pie


Puff pastry chicken pot pie has large pieces of white meat chicken and lots of vegetables in a creamy white sauce without the high calorie pie crust. A light, tender puff pastry top replaces the usually double crust pie. You get: More chicken and vegetables Less calories, fat, and sodium ...

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Salad with homemade 1000 Island Dressing

25 Calorie Thousand Island Dressing


One memory I have growing up in central Phoenix was an occasional visit to Bob’s Big Boy restaurant for their double decker cheese burger with Thousand Island dressing. The meal was superior to McDonald’s Big Mac™ and fries. Their was no secret to Bob’s sauce. Thousand Island dressing has been ...

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Amaretto Chocolate Chip Cookies

Amaretto Chocolate Chip Cookies

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This Italian variation on America’s favorite homemade cookie, chocolate chip, has less chocolate chips and replaces vanilla extract with almond extract and amaretto an almond flavored liqueur. The method of preparation for Amaretto Chocolate Chip Cookies is similar to chocolate chip cookies, but rather than placing a spoon full of cookie dough onto the ...

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Tequila Lime Shrimp Taco

Tequila Lime Shrimp Tacos and Tostadas

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Quick, simple, delicious tequila lime shrimp tacos and tostadas are so easy to make and you won’t find them on the menu at most Mexican restaurants. Just marinate peeled and deveined raw shrimp in tequila, lime juice, and oil for 10 to 15 minutes, and then grill them to moist, tender perfection ...

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Homemade Ranch Dressing

25 Calorie Homemade Ranch Dressing and Dip


Buttermilk based ranch dressing has been an American favorite since its inception in the 1950’s. This homemade ranch dressing and dip has about 60 percent less calories than commercially prepared full-fat ranch dressing without sacrificing flavor. Like all processed foods sold today, what you get is not the same ranch dressing ...

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Chocolate Muffin

Easy Double Chocolate Muffins

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This easy double chocolate muffin recipe is slightly sweet compared to some sickly sweet commercially prepared muffins, and are packed with chocolate flavor from cocoa powder and semi-sweet chocolate chips. One small muffin has about 190 calories. Three small muffins is roughly equivalent in weight to one large mega-muffin available at ...

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Hash brown potatoes

Hash Brown Potatoes


Hash brown potatoes are a popular part of a full American breakfast. The reason is simple, they are filling, quick, and inexpensive to make. For the basic recipe, all you need are russet potatoes, oil, salt, and pepper. One problem with restaurant and “instant” hash brown potatoes is the amount of sodium ...

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oven fried tortillas for tostadas

Oven Fried Tortillas For Tostadas

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Tostadas are an open faced taco served on a crisp corn tortilla. Store bought corn tortillas are very low sodium compared to flour tortillas with 10mg or less sodium per tortilla. Fried corn tortillas sold for tostadas can have up to 20 times the sodium of fresh tortillas. You can ...

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Brunswick Stew

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There seams to be more Brunswick Stew recipes than cooks in the southeastern United States. Unlike most rustic home grown recipes, Brunswick Stew recipes varies by region and was made with locally available ingredients. Traditional Brunswick Stew is slow cooked made using a variety of meats and vegetables in a ...

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Lemon Chicken Soup

Lemon Chicken Soup

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Lemon chicken soup is a refreshing, simple recipe that takes less than 1 hour to prepare and cook. If you have lemons coming out of your ears and you’re ready to shoot the next person who suggests you make lemonade, try this soup with only 170 calories per 1-cup serving ...

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