Recipe Type: Low & Reduced Sodium

Homemade Zuppa Inglese (English Trifle)

Zuppa Inglese (Italian Trifle)

Zuppa Inglese (Italian Trifle) literally translated means English soup. It is an Italian desert similar to Tiramisu that is neither a soup nor English. Zuppa Inglese is based on the English Trifle and predates Tiramisu. It is an easier, lower calorie alternative to Tiramisu. Custard replaces high calorie mascarpone cheese. ...

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Homemade Snickerdoodles


Snickerdoodles are a crisp cookie bursting with cinnamon flavor. They are easy to make and can be stored for months. Snickerdoodles are a refrigerated rolled cookie. The dough must be refrigerated about 2 hours or overnight to make rolling easier. Snickerdoodle dough can also be frozen six month or more ...

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Thumbprint Cookies

You can make Thumbprint Cookies with a variety of toppings using the chocolate filling shown in the photos or your favorite jam or preserves. Using butter produces a whiter cookie versus margarine. Margarine has added color to make what is essentially shortening look like butter. You can use butter, margarine, ...

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Homemade Pizzelle


Recipe Type: Cuisine:

Pizzelle (plural of pizzella) are a popular cookie usually made during Christmas and Easter holidays. Making pizzelle requires a pizzelle iron which is similar to an electric waffle iron. Non-electric versions held over a fire or placed on a stove are available but usually only make one at a time ...

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Homemade Hummus


Hummus is Arabic for chickpeas. At it’s simplest, it is a puree of garbanzo beans (cici, chickpeas), tahini a sesame seed paste, oil, and spices. Hummus is nutritious, providing 3 grams of fiber per 2 tablespoon (30 ml) serving. This basic homemade hummus recipe can be prepared dozens of ways ...

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Homemade Egg Salad Sandwich

Hard Boiled (Cooked) Eggs

Whether you eat them hard boiled, Deviled, as egg salad, or add them to other recipes cooking hard boiled eggs can be hit or miss using the boiling water method. Like shrimp, eggs take only minutes to cook and there is no turning back once they are overcooked. Chewy, rubbery ...

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Homemade Green Chicken Curry

Green Chicken or Fish Curry

Spicy curries are popular throughout eastern Asia. Sometimes, the number of ingredients can be overwhelming, but spices give curries their distinct taste and color not salt, artificial colors, and artificial flavors. Chilli peppers provide the heat. Spicy foods can increase your metabolism and prevent a variety of diseases. Chili pepper ...

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Homemade Pico de Gallo Salsa

Easy Homemade Pico de Gallo (Fresh Salsa)

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Pico de gallo (also known as fresh salsa or salsa cruda) is a Mexican salsa made from fresh tomatoes. It is a simple blend of diced tomatoes, onions, and chilli peppers seasoned with salt, fresh cilantro and, if desired, lime or lemon juice. Two tablespoons of pico de gallo salsa has about ...

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Homemade Rice Pilaf

Basic Rice Pilaf

Basic rice pilaf is a simple substitute for white rice and takes far less time to make than risotto. In stead of cooking rice in water, rice pilaf is made using broth. You can use any broth; chicken, beef, seafood or vegetable Rice Pilaf can also be made using brown ...

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Homemade Creamy Guacamole

Basic Guacamole

Guacamole is Aztec for avocado sauce. This basic guacamole recipe produces a creamy version similar to prepared guacamole available from most grocers. Whether creamy or chunky (hearty), guacamole takes only minutes to prepare. This recipe requires only four ingredients: Ripe avoados Prepared salsa Lime juice Salt (optional) Although avocados are ...

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