Wednesday, June 20, 2012

White Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Pretzel Cookies

Recipe and picture HERE.

Oh my gosh! These were divine. I added milk chocolate chips, used part chocolate peanut butter, and added butterscotch chips and they were so good! Another one that I didn't get a pic of!

No Bake Cheesecake

Recipe is HERE.

This was SOO SOO good that I didn't get any pics of it! Try it!

Crockpot Pulled Pork and Sauteed Squash

 Recipe adapted from here.
2.5 lb boneless pork loin roast center cut, trimmed of fat
2 tsp red wine vinegar
2 tsp mesquite liquid smoke
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp sea salt
Barbecue Sauce ( I used Stubb's and it's the best!)

Place pork in crockpot and season with salt, vinegar, garlic powder, and liquid smoke. Cover and set to high for 6 hours. Remove pork and transfer onto a large plate. Reserve all liquid. Shred pork and put back into slower with 3/4 cup reserved liquid and barbecue sauce. Cook on high one more hour.
3 oz pork is about 5 points + (Make sure you calculate your sauce, though.)
 I made sauteed squash to go with the sandwiches and it's the perfect side dish for it! 

Yellow Squash, sliced
Diced Onions (I used frozen.)
2 tbsp butter

Heat skillet and add butter. Add sliced squash and onion. Cook, stirring occasionally until squash browns. 

Crockpot Chicken Tacos


Chicken ( I used 3 chicken breasts.)
1 jar salsa
1 can diced green chiles
1 tsp ground cumin
1 whole onion, chopped (I used frozen chopped onion, Easy!)
2 cloves garlic

tortillas or taco shells
shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, cheese, sour cream or whatever toppings you like!

Place chicken in crockpot. Top with salsa, green chiles, cumin, garlic, and onion. Cover and set on low. Cook for 8 hours. Remove chicken from pot, shred, and return to juices. Spoon onto tortillas and top with toppings!

Red, White, and Blueberry Trifle

Recipe from here.
10 oz angel food cake, cut into 1 inch cubes
2 pints sliced strawberries
2 pints blueberries
6 tbsp fat free sweetened condensed milk
1 1/2 cups cold water
1 package suger free white chocolate instant pudding
12 oz fat free Cool Whip, thawed

Whisk condensed milk and water in bowl. Whisk in pudding mix and let stand for 2 minutes; fold in Cool Whip. Arrange cake in the bottom of a trifle dish sprinkle with blueberries, then spread pudding mixture, then layer strawberries. Repeat layers-cake, blueberries, pudding mixture, strawberries. For the top, arrange prettily! Cover and chill for about an hour.

1 cup=4 points+

Bang Bang Shrimp

Recipe from here.

5 tbsp light mayo
3 tbsp Thai Sweet Chili Sauce
1 tsp Sriracha

1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 tsp cornstarch
1 tsp canola oil
shredded lettuce or cabbage (optional)
chopped scallions (optional)


In a bowl, combine mayo, sweet chili sauce, and Sriracha. Set aside.

 Place shrimp and cornstarch in bowl and mix well. Heat skillet and add oil when hot. Add shrimp and toss about 3 minutes or until cooked. Combine shrimp and sauce. 
 Place shrimp on shredded lettuce or cabbage and top with scallions.
 I served it with quinoa and fresh pineapple.
1/4th of recipe=5 points +