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Third Party Links for Recipes

Just a few notes… Some of these recipes are too high in calories; I’m notorious for making substitutions. Some of these I’ve tried, many I have not… yet :-) I keep this list so I can reference when I do want to make some of these things. Of the items I have made, both my husband and I like them, a few though are more for my taste buds than his. Since these links are on third party sites which I have no control over, I’m not responsible for dead links. I’ll try to update them on my own site when possible. And now, on with the list! Sweets

Sides

Snacks and Appetizers

Salads and Slaws

Breads & Biscuits

Slow Cooker

Sauces, Salsas, and Dips

Meat

Drinks

Breakfast

Soups and Stews

 

Hot Cranberry/Apple Drink

cranappleI’m not sure what to call this…  Some people use apple cider, I used unsweetened apple juice for it.  I didn’t really use measurements, I just did a lot of taste testing until I got it the way I liked it.  I like a heavier clove taste so just cut it in half or so if you don’t.  If you find it too sweet, just add more water.

Ingredients:

  • About 3/4 large container of Diet Cranberry juice
  • About 1/2 large container of unsweetened apple juice
  • About 1.5 – 2 tbsp. cinnamon
  • About a tsp. of ginger
  • About 15 to 25 whole cloves
  • About a tbsp. each of nutmeg and allspice
  • A half bag of cranberries

Preparation:

Put everything in the slow cooker, set it on high and let it heat up a while.   After, keep it on warm or low for hours and enjoy.

Irish Cream

irishcreamI keep losing this recipe I have posted on Facebook so I’m putting it here to avoid spending so much time looking for it.  The recipe I use is based on this recipe.  I’ve modified to be easier on blood sugar and has fewer calories.

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup Irish whiskey (I used Jameson, the original recipe called for 1 2/3 c. but I find it too strong)
  • 1 c 10% cream  (the original recipe called for 35% cream)
  • 1 can fat free Carnation milk (the original recipe called for sweetened condensed milk but I want to avoid blood sugar spikes)
  • 2 tbsp chocolate syrup (add an extra tbsp. if you like it more chocolaty)
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp. instant coffee (or you can use about 4 tbsp. cold prepared coffee, but I find it better with instant)
  • 1.5 - 2 tbsp. baking Splenda, depending how sweet you like it

Preparation:

Place all ingredients in a 1 litre mason jar, cover, and shake well.  Refrigerate and serve cold.

Orange Creamsicle Smoothie

Carolyn posted this on Facebook and it just seemed so good, I had to put it up here.  Mmmm I loved creamsicles…  She made it (I haven’t yet) and said it was good but not very “orangy”.  Maybe a little more orange juice and and a little less milk would change that.  Anyhow, here’s how she made it.

Ingredients:

  • 1 c. Soy Milk
  • 1 c. Orange Juice
  • 1 c. Frozen Pineapple
  • 1 c. Frozen Apples
  • 1/2 c. Frozen Lemon wedges
  • 1 tsp. vanilla

Preparation:

Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth and drink cold.

Beergaritas

I haven’t tried this but I hear it’s good.  Water had been one of the ingredients but Ranjiv said water shouldn’t be in it.  I will try them sometime!

Ingredients:

  • 1 (12 oz) can frozen limeade concentrate
  • 12 oz tequila
  • 12 oz beer
  • ice
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges

Preparation:

Mix together in a pitcher until limeade has melted. Enjoy!  Calories per serving:  who cares??? ;-)