Friday, July 30, 2010
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Sunday, July 25, 2010
The Grilled Chicken (sorta) from the Grilled Chicken and Spinach Salad with Spicy Pineapple Dressing from Cooking Light
Saturday, July 24, 2010
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Thursday, July 22, 2010
Cost: $7.99 at H.E.B.
Number of teabags: 22!
Type of tea: Black
Steeping time: 3 to 5 minutes, I went for 4 minutes since I would be adding milk for a traditional chai tea.
Mix ins: Skim milk and sugar. Next time I will try Fat-free Sweetened Condensed Milk as an alternative to the milk and sugar.
Teabag fragrance: Cinnamon, ginger, coconut...smells so heavenly! I even left the used teabag out for a few hours afterwards so I could still catch a whiff when I walked through the kitchen.
Ingredients: Indian black tea, cinnamon, ginger, cardamon pods, whole cloves, orange peels, nutmeg, black pepper, natural coconut flavor, natural cinnamon flavor. Even though it lists orange peel, and citrus fruit usually gives me migraines, I was able to drink and enjoy this without any headaches. Hooray!
Opinion: This is *the* tea everyone raves about and with good reason! It has a wonderful flavor, as you sip, you can taste the ginger and cinnamon and coconut, and then get a peppery kick. Perfect. Not the ack-ack peppery taste of other chais. And a pretty tin to boot!
Word is Zhena's will be debuting a Coconut Chai in a green tea version shortly! Can't wait!
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
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Tuesday, July 13, 2010
From the Cooking Light Fresh Food Fast Weeknight Meals, page 123. I found my copy at Costco for $14.99
Monday, July 12, 2010
Sunday, July 11, 2010
Cooking Light - December 2007 - Hello Dolly Bars Also found on page 388 in the 2008 Annual Recipes book.
I used a 10" x 13" pan instead of a 9 x 9 pan. I also upped the graham cracker crumbs to almost 2 cups but kept the butter and water amounts the same. Don't fret about the lack of butter and crumbliness of the graham crackers, the condensed milk will seep down and help meld it all together. And don't skip lining the pan with parchment paper.
Hello Dolly Bars (aka Magic Bars, 7-Layer Bars)1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs (about 9 cookie sheets)
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 tablespoon water
1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/3 cup butterscotch morsels
2/3 cup flaked sweetened coconut
1/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted
1 (15-ounce)* can fat-free sweetened condensed milk
Preheat oven to 350°.
Line the bottom and sides of a 9-inch square baking pan with parchment paper; cut off excess parchment paper around top edge of pan.
Place crumbs in a medium bowl. Drizzle with butter and 1 tablespoon water; toss with a fork until moist. Gently pat mixture into an even layer in pan (do not press firmly). Sprinkle chips and morsels over crumb mixture. Top evenly with coconut and pecans. Drizzle milk evenly over top. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until lightly browned and bubbly around edges. Cool completely on wire rack.
Nutritional Information (based upon 24 servings out of a 9 x 9 pan!)
Calories 123 (32% from fat)...Fat 4.4g (sat 2.3g,mono 1.3g,poly 0.6g)...Protein 2.1g...Carbohydrate 19.1g...Fiber 0.5g...Cholesterol 5mg...Iron 0.3mg...Sodium 64mg...Calcium 50mg
*as with everything nowadays, there's shrinkage in the packaging. My can was only 14 ounces. Not a crucial difference at all.
Saturday, July 10, 2010
Thursday, July 08, 2010
Taste: Faint apricot flavor