Yummy Low-Calorie Brownies

2/3 cup packed brown sugar 1/3 cup reduced-calorie margarine, melted 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 egg 1 egg white 2/3 cup all-purpose flour 1/3 cup cocoa 1/3 cup chopped walnuts (optional) 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt Powdered sugar (optional) 1. Heat oven to 325 F. Spray square pan, 8x 8x 2inches, with nonstick cooking […]

The Power Of Forgiveness

Forgiveness is a process that takes time and involves a decision one makes to release feelings of resentment, hatred and anger toward anyone who has harmed or offended you whether or not they deserve your forgiveness. It’s a touchy subject and often times hard to address. It may have a different meaning for different people, […]

Zesty Chicken Soup

1 1/4 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts 4 cups of water 1 medium onion, chopped 2 celery ribs, chopped 4 garlic cloves, minced 1 tablespoon light olive oil 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) Mexican diced tomatoes 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce 1 cup medium salsa 3 medium zucchini, halved […]

The Prideful Spirit

Pride is an exaggerated opinion of one’s own worth and an excessive love of one’s own excellence. Pride is considered one of the seven deadly sins. The three types of pride are dignity, superiority and anxiety. In his pride the wicked does not see him; in all his thoughts there is no room for God […]

Guilt Free Mac ‘N’ Cheese

1/2 cup fat-free milk 1 cup 1% cottage cheese 1/4 cup finely chopped onion 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 3 cups cooked elbow macaroni 1/2 cup shredded reduced fat cheddar cheese, divided 1. In a blender, combine the milk, cottage cheese, onion, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper; cover and […]

Split Pea Soup

6 ounces dried green split peas 2 teaspoons olive oil 1/2 cup chopped onion 1/2 cup chopped carrot 1 garlic clove, minced 4 cups water 2 ounces slivered ham 1 teaspoon dried marjoram 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1. Sort and rinse peas. Place in 3 quart saucepan; cover with 2 inches water and […]

Coping With Loss

Coping with loss is one of the utmost heart wrenching experience in life. It’s a topic no one wants to address and yet unfortunately, life circumstances that arise, forces us to confront it. Experiences of loss brings about deep sadness. A stressful time in life. Some people are so overwhelmed by loss that it causes […]

Hearty Beef Stew

3 lb lean beef chuck, cut into 1 1/2 inch cubes 1/3 cup all-purpose flour 2 teaspoon salt 1/4 ground pepper 1/4 cup of olive oil 4 small onions, peeled 1 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper 1 can (1lb, 12oz) crushed tomatoes 2 beef bouillon cubes 1 1/2 cup dry […]

Butternut-Squash Soup

1 butternut squash, about 3lb or 3 packages (12-ounce size) frozen squash, partially thawed 20 ounces condensed chicken broth, undiluted 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 ground white pepper 1 cup heavy cream 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon parsley 1. Preheat oven to 400F, Bake the whole squash about 1 hour or until tender. 2. Let […]

Mushrooms In Lemon Sauce

5 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 lb mushrooms, washed 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 tablespoon all purpose flour 1/2 cup dry white wine 2 egg yolks 2 tablespoon lemon juice 1 tablespoon chopped parsley. 1. Melt 4 tablespoon of butter in a large skillet, then add the mushrooms and saute over high […]