Saturday, December 22, 2012

Low Fat Sugar Cookie Recipe



10 tablespoons low fat margarine
2 tablespoons fat free sour cream
1/4 cup egg beaters
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon lemon extract
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4  teaspoon salt
dash of cinnamon

Beat all ingredients together mix till well blended. Refrigerator 4 hours or overnight.
Roll out using some additional flour. Cut out with your favorite cookie cutters.  Bake at 350 until edges are browned on a cookie sheet or 8 to 10 minutes. Use a  greased or lined with parchment paper. Cool completely frost with below recipe.

Frosting

2 cups Powdered sugar
2 or 3 teaspoons fat free milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Optional : Top with assorted colored sugars.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Shrimp Cocktail for the Holiday Recipe

Shrimp a much better alternative than fried fish the fresh sauce is divine this is Mom's recipe

Shrimp Preparation:

1 lemon, halved
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 clove garlic, finely minced
1/2 cayenne pepper and black pepper
1 teaspoon salt
24 extra raw cleaned large tiger shrimp with tail-on

Cocktail sauce:
1/2 cup chili sauce
1 cup ketchup
1 tablespoon horseradish
1 dash Worcestershire sauce
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1/2 teaspoon Tabasco
1/2 clove garlic, finely minced
1 tablespoon Italian Parsley chopped

For garnish
Romaine Lettuce leaves
lemon wedge
ice cubes
parsley leaves



Clean shrimp leaving tails on. Boil shrimp in a heavy duty saucepan adding all seasonings in the shrimp prepartion above, till pink. Immediately pour over ice filled strainer leaving just the ice to cool shrimp. While they are icing. Prepare cocktail sauce. Line a small dessert bowl or martini glass, clean clear bowl with Romaine lettuce, add ice cubes on the bottom, more romaine lettuce leaves to hide ice. Pour cocktail sauce on top of lettuce. Line shrimp around bowl and lemon wedges, pour more cocktail sauce in the middle on top of lettuce leaves, add three more shrimp tails up swimming in the middle, garnish with lemon and parsley.

Plastic Filled Christmas Ornaments

The skies the limit with imagination with these plastic filled Christmas ornaments! Using things I find around the house and outside t...