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Saturday, January 24, 2009



  • 48% calorie reduction from traditional recipe.
  • 1/2 cup rice vinegar*
  • 3 tablespoons Equal® Spoonful**
  • 3 cups unpeeled 1/4-inch thick sliced cucumbers, quartered (about 2 medium)
  • 2 cups chopped tomato (about 1 large)
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Combine vinegar and Equal®. 

  2. Add cucumbers, tomato and onion.

  3. Season to taste with salt and pepper;

  4. mix well. 

  5. Refrigerate, covered, at least 30 minutes before serving.

* Distilled white vinegar may be substituted for rice vinegar.
** May substitute 4-1/2 packets Equal® sweetener.
Makes 6 servings (3/4 cup each).

sometimes I like to sneak finely diced red or yellow peppers into it....gdl

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Glenn's Meatball~Vegetable Soup


  • 1 carton of Chicken Broth ( oz.) 
  • 1 package frozen vegetables
  • 2 to 3 cans of Rotel "Mild", drained
  • 12 frozen meatballs (thawed)* 
  • 3 bay leaves
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper/lemon pepper/ or seasoned pepper/ or Garlic&Pepper grinder
  • Instructions:
    Mix all in slow cooker, cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours, add pasta if desired, discard bay leaves.

    *I  buy frozen meatballs at GFS, a restaurant supply store, and sometimes substitute frozen, cubed chicken.

    Friday, January 23, 2009

    Glenn's Salsa


    Put all except chips in blender, pulse 2 times (?).**

    *I never have success with blenders (just turns things into mush) so I just chop everything up.

    *Don't use dried or bottled cilantro leaves, buy them fresh and chop them yourself.  Cutting your own tomatoes is also a big plus.

    Frittata (Pizza meets Omelet)


    • 8 eggs *
    • ½ teaspoon salt 
    • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper 
    • ½ cup Parmesan Cheese ** 
    • 3 tablespoons butter 
    • 1 cup shredded cheese **
    • ½ cup diced ham ** 
    • ½ cup various toppings: peppers, onions, etc.

    Instructions: Part 1

      1. Over moderate heat add cumin, garlic and oregano to hot oil/butter and stir for one minute…

      2. Add toppings and sauté for about one minute or until heated through, remove and set aside.

      Instructions: Part 2

      1. Beat eggs in large bowl, adding salt, pepper and the Parmesan Cheese.

      2. Melt butter in 9-inch oven proof skillet, on medium high heat (hot enough to sizzle when a drop of water is added), melt butter.

      3. Add eggs and set on low heat.

      4. Using a heat resistant rubber scraper, carefully push cooked portions at edges toward center so the uncooked portions can reach the hot pans surface, tilting the pan and moving cooked portions as necessary.

      5. When eggs are partially cooked (about 10 minutes) top with shredded ham/meat and toppings.

      6. Layer remaining cheese on top.

      7. When eggs are almost firm but not dry, slide pan under broiler for just a minute/until cheese starts to melt.

      *I'm going to try this with Egg substitutes so check back later.

      ** substitute your own cheeses and meets, I use Cheddar in place of Parmesan and Colby Monterey Jack as the topping.

      ***sometimes I skip Part 1 (when making a community dish, because of the garlic) and just put the toppings in at step 5 for a crisper effect, but if you want to smell the most aromatic flavor do the cumin, oregano, garlic and butter mix at least once.  Sometimes I will crush some Doritos cheese nacho chips into hot butter as a substitute for the cumin, oregano, garlic mix and spread on before the toppings. Warning, if you let anyone taste the buttered Doritos they will become addicted!

      McDaddy Cheesebake


      • 2 pkg KRAFT Deluxe Mac & Cheese (14oz X2)
      • 1 cup KRAFT Natural Shredded Cheddar Cheese
      • 2 cups Milk
      • 2 cups Kraft Colby Jack Cheese
      • 2 tsp Sugar
      • 1/2 Tsp Pepper
      • 1 1/2 Stick Butter
      • 2 eggs
      • 1 bag of your favorite Doritos, crumbled.

      Use your own favorite cheeses.  I like to mix melted butter and the crumbs and layer in the middle of the dish.


      1. Prepare Mac & Cheese as per package.

      2. Add Cheddar & Milk, Egg, Sugar, Pepper & most of the butter. 

      3. Heat for 15-20 minutes on 375.

      4. Cover with crumbs & Colby Jack, add remaining Butter on top. 

      5. Heat additional 5-10 minutes. 

      6. Optional: last 5 minutes or additional 5 minutes turn on broiler.