Week of October 28, 2012
Here are some fun treats that your kids will like and don't contain as much sugar and fats as most Holloween snacks do.
Salty Bones - click here to see the original recipe. Taken from familyfun.go.com
Of course everyone will love dipping their bones in Coagulated Blood (marinara sauce), Slimy Goo (honey mustard) or with a cup of Blood Soup (tomato soup)
- Unroll a tube of refrigerated breadstick dough and separate the rectangular pieces.
- Working with one piece at a time, stretch the dough to lengthen it a bit and then use kitchen scissors or a knife to cut a 11/2-inch slit in the center of each end.
- Roll or shape the resulting four flaps of dough into knobs that look like the ends of a bone.
- Place the dough bones on an ungreased baking sheet, spacing them a few inches apart, and sprinkle on a little coarse salt. Bake the bones until they are light golden brown, about 12 minutes.
Strawberry Ghosts - click here to see the original recipe from Food and Beverage Recipes.
These little ghosts are sooo CUTE!
- 30 fresh strawberries
- 8 ounces white baking chocolate, chopped
- 1 teaspoon shortening
- 1/8 teaspoon almond extract
- 1/4 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
- Wash strawberries and gently pat with paper towels until completely dry. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt white chocolate and shortening at 50% power; stir until smooth. Stir in extract.
- Dip strawberries in chocolate mixture; place on a waxed paper-lined baking sheet, allowing excess chocolate to form the ghosts' tails. Immediately press chocolate chips into coating for eyes. Freeze for 5 minutes.
- In a microwave-safe bowl, melt remaining chocolate chips; stir until smooth. Dip a toothpick into melted chocolate and draw a mouth on each face. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.
Week of October 21, 2012
Pan Grilled Fish
1 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
4 (6-ounce) tilapia fillets
Heat a large nonstick grill pan over medium-high heat. Combine oil, paprika, garlic powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and pepper in a bowl, stirring well. Rub fish evenly with oil mixture. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add fish to pan; cook 4 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork or until desired degree of doneness.
COOK'S NOTE: The tilapia can be prepared either in a grill pan on the stove or over the coals on an outdoor grill.
Per Serving: 196 Calories; 6g Fat (29.1% calories from fat); 1g Saturated Fat; 34g Protein; 1g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 85mg Cholesterol; 222mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 Fat
Week of October 14, 2012
How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds