of December 29, 2002
is quick and healthy ways of preparing chicken.
To poach chicken: Submerge it in liquid (stock
or water) that is just below the boiling point,
then cook at the barest simmer. Aromatics like
whole peppercorns, a clove-studded onion, celery,
carrots, or fresh herbs can be added to the water
or broth for additional flavor.
of December 22, 2002
is a special treat for the holidays!
Candy Bar Angel Cake
from Betty Crocker www.bettycrocker.com
package Betty Crocker® 1-step white angel
food cake mix
1 cup fat-free (skim) milk
1 package 4-serving size milk chocolate instant
pudding and pie filling
2 cups frozen (thawed) reduced-fat whipped topping
1 bar (1.4 ounces) chocolate-covered toffee candy,
and cool cake as directed on package for angel
food cake pan (tube pan). Remove from pan. Split
cake horizontally to make 2 layers. (To split,
mark side of cake with toothpicks and cut with
long, serrated knife.)
2. Beat milk and pudding and pie filling (dry)
in large bowl, using wire whisk or hand beater,
until blended. Fold in whipped topping.
3. Spread half of the chocolate mixture between
cake layers; spread remaining mixture over top.
Refrigerate at least 1 hour but no longer than
24 hours. Sprinkle candy over top of cake just
before serving. Refrigerate any remaining cake.
Serving: Calories 225 (Calories from Fat 25);
Fat 3g (Saturated 2g); Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium
400mg; Potassium 170mg; Carbohydrate 44g (Dietary
Fiber 0g); Protein 5g
of December 15, 2002
Christmas! Here is a great recipe for Roasted
Turkey. Serve with Wild Rice Stuffing. Serves
10-12, with lots of leftovers.
3 stalks celery
2 medium onions
1 teaspoon salt
2 cloves garlic
3 sprigs parsley
4 teaspoons Herbes de Provence
2 Tablespoons olive oil
2 cups boiling water
oven to 325 degrees. Remove any pin feathers from
turkey, and wash & dry inside and out. Cut
lemon in half and rub inside of bird with one
of the halves, squeezing out juice as you rub.
Place both lemon halves inside turkey. Cut a celery
stalk into 1" pieces and quarter an onion.
Combine with salt, garlic, parsley, and 2 teaspoons
Herbes de Provence. Place mixture inside bird.
Sprinkle half the remaining herbes in the neck
opening. Truss by tying the wings close to the
body and legs together. Rub the outside of the
turkey with the olive oil and remaining herbes.
Lay turkey, breast side down, on a rack and set
in roasting pan. Slice remaining celery and onion
and add to pan. Add boiling water. Bake 30 minutes.
Turn turkey on its side, baste with pan juices,
and bake 45 minutes. Turn on its other side, baste
and bake 30 minutes more. Turn turkey breast side
up, baste and bake for another 45-60 minutes,
basting once or twice more. To test for doneness,
insert an instant-read thermometer in the thickest
part of the thigh, without touching bone. The
thermometer should register 180 degrees. Transfer
turkey to a hot platter, cover loosely with foil,
and let rest at least 15 minutes before carving.
of December 8, 2002
pan with cooking spray before boiling pasta water
to keep noodles from sticking.You don't have to
add the usual tablespoon of oil. You will get
perfect pasta every time.
of December 1, 2002
you ready for good winter and holiday dessert
that is easy and is served warm? Try Apricot
Bread Pudding for a wonderful cozy dessert
around the fire.
cups fat free milk
dried apricot halves - quartered
8-ounce carton egg substitute
tablespoons dried currants,
tablespoons granulated sugar
teaspoon ground cardamom
cups torn dry bread pieces
a medium bowl beat together milk, egg substitute,
1/3 cup sugar and vanilla. Combine bread, apricots
and currants; place in a vegetables oil sprayed
10 inch round quiche dish. Pour milk mixture evenly
over bread mixture in quiche dish.
For the topping, stir together the 2 tablespoons
sugar and cardamom. Sprinkle over bread mixture.
in a 325° F oven for 35 to 40 minutes or until
a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.
If desired, sprinkle with powdered sugar. Serve
pudding warm. Makes 6 to 8 servings.
per serving: 172 Calories, 2g Total Fat, 1mg Cholesterol,
205mg Sodium, 31g Carbohydrates, 1g Fiber, 8g