• Apple Glazed Meatballs Recipe
    Appetizers,  Main Course

    Sweet and Spicy Apple-Glazed Meatballs

    Sweet-and-spicy meatballs make wonderful party appetizers — or enjoy them with rice and a green salad for a quick lunch. From Better Homes and Gardens  | Makes: 12 serving, Serving Size: 4 meatballs each Ingredients Meatballs 1 egg 1/4 cup milk 2 slices white or whole-wheat bread, torn 1 pound 85% lean ground beef 4 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 tablespoon vegetable oil Apple Glaze 1 cup apple juice or pear nectar 1/4 reduced-sodium soy sauce 3 tablespoons packed brown sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 6 green onions, chopped

  • Appetizers

    Shrimp Scampi Dijon

    Made this a couple nights ago. Wasn’t sure about the addition of Dijon mustard to Shrimp Scampi, but gave it a go because you don’t know until you try. I’m not a big Dijon fan, but I’ve learned to be open to it. In certain instances I can actually enjoy the flavor enhancement it provides. In other instances, I don’t dig it. Anyway, the Dijon caused the sauce to turn out a lot thicker than in my old standard version of shrimp scampi. So when what we want is something really lite, best to go with that. However, this was actually quite nice in its own right, with the thicker…

  • Caesar salad recipe with vinaigrette dressing
    Appetizers

    Caesar Vinaigrette Recipe

    A delicious Caesar Vinaigrette recipe allows you to enjoy all the flavor of a Caesar Salad dressing without the fat and calories.  When you use a super-healthy oil like MCT oil (which can actually help you to burn fat), this Caesar Vinaigrette dressing is perfectly compatible with a weight loss regime or healthy eating plan. 1/4 c. lemon juice 1 tsp. anchovy paste 1 tbsp Dijon Mustard 2 garlic cloves. minced or 2 tsp chopped garlic from a jar 1.5 tsp Worcestershire Sauce 1 c MCT oil (or olive oil) Combine all ingredients and blend well.   Serve over Romaine lettuce; if desired sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese, bacon bits, and…

  • Herbed mushroom spread recipe
    Appetizers

    Herbed Mushroom Spread (Paté)

    1 c. butter 4 green onions, white parts only, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1½ lb. coarsely chopped mushrooms 2 tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped (or 2 tsp dried) 1 tsp. dried thyme ½ c. dry white wine 2 tbsp. dry sherry ¼ tsp. pepper Toasted French or Rye bread slices, or Melba Toast Melt butter over medium heat in a large skillet. Add onion and garlic; saute until onion is tender, about 8 minutes. Stir in mushrooms, parsley and thyme; saute for 10 minutes. Stir in wine, sherry, and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until liquid is reduced and thickened, about 10 minutes. Cool slightly. Puree in blender or food processor…