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White Grape & Raspberry Spritzer

Ingredients

  • 1 11 ½ oz white grape juice concentrate
  • 1 ½ cups raspberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 3 cups cold water
  • ¼ cup lime juice
  • ¼ cup mint leaves, fresh torn & bruised
  • 3 cups club soda
  • Lime wedges
  • Fresh mint sprigs

Directions

In a large container combine concentrate and cold water stirring until completely dissolved.

Add Lime juice, mint leaves & club soda. Chill well.  Strain spritzer to remove mint leaves.  

Serve over ice with fresh mint springs & fresh lime wedges.

Serves 9 ~ Prep Time 5 minutes – 1Hour

 TIP to bruise the mint leaves press leaves with the back of a spoon.

Chocolate Hazelnut Mousse Cups

Ingredients

Mousse

  • 2 pkg tofu, reduced-fat firm silken (12.3oz each)
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 6 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 tbsp. Frangelico (hazelnut flavored liqueur)
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • Dash of salt

Topping

  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 18 chocolate graham crackers, coarsely crushed
  • 9 tbsp. whipped topping, fat-free
  • 3 tbsp. hazelnuts, chopped & toasted

Directions

Place the mousse ingredients in a food processor for about 20 seconds or until smooth.

In a small microwave-safe bowl melt chocolate chips on high for 1 minute & stir until smooth. Add melted chocolate & tofu mixture to your food processor mixing until smooth. Transfer mousse to a small-medium bowl; cover & let chill for at least 2 hours.

Layer individual cups (9 total) with 1/3 cup mousse mixture, graham crackers, top with 1 tbsp. fat-free chipped topping & sprinkle with 1 tsp. hazelnuts.

Serves 9 ~ Prep time 20 Minutes ~ Set time 2 hours

Avocado-Orange Salad

Ingredients

Dressing

  • 3 tbsp. white wine vinegar
  • 4 tsp. honey
  • 1 ½ tsp. olive oil
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper

Salad

  • 4 cups iceberg lettuce, chopped
  • 2 navel oranges, peeled & sliced
  • ½ cup avocado, sliced
  • ¼ cup red onion, thinly sliced

Directions

Combine vinegar, honey, olive oil, salt & pepper in a small bowl; whisk all dressing ingredients together. Set aside. Combine lettuce oranges, avocado, & onion in large bowl, drizzling dressing over top, & toss gently to coat.

Serves 4 ~ Prep time 6 Minutes

Irish Soda Cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ tsp. currents
  • 1 tsp. caraway seeds
  • ¼ cup butter milk

Directions

Pre heat oven to 350°

Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.

Combine flour, baking soda, & salt in a mixing bowl.

Beat butter & sugar in a mixing bowl with a mixer on medium speed until fluffy.  Add egg, mixing until combined.  Add dry ingredient mixture, mixing on low speed until fully combined.  Add currants & caraway seeds.  Add butter milk & mix well.

Drop tbsp of dough 1” apart on prepared cookie sheets.  Bake 12-15 minutes or until light brown.

Remove from cookie sheets and let cool on wire racks.

Serve warm.

 

Serves 36 cookies ~ Prep time: 15 Minutes ~ Cook time:  15 Minutes

Cranberry & White Chocolate Scones

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup wheat flour
  • ¼ cup plus 1 tbsp. sugar, divided
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 6 tbsp. cold butter, cut into ½” cubes
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup plus 1 tbsp. whipping cream, divided
  • Grate peel of 1 orange

Directions

Preheat oven to 425°

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Combine all dry ingredients (flours, ¼ cup sugar, baking powder, salt, & nutmeg) into a large mixing bowl. Cut butter with pastry blender or 2 knives until butter is completely crumbled. Stir in cranberries & white chocolate.

Beat eggs in a small bowl, whisking in 1/3 cup of whipping cream & orange peel.

Combine wet mixture into dry ingredients mixture; stir with a fork just until the mixture forms a dough consistency. Knead dough 8-10 minutes on a lightly floured surface.

Shape dough into a disk, placing on the prepared baking sheet & press into a 9” circle. Score dough disk into 8 wedges with sharp knife. Brush with the remaining 1 tbsp. whipping cream & sprinkle with the remaining 1 tbsp. sugar.

Bake 20-23 minutes or until edges are lightly browned & toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Remove to cutting board; cut into wedges along score line. Cool completely on wire rack

Serves 8 scones ~ Prep time: 15 Minutes ~ Cook time: 23 Minutes

Chicken Latin Slaw

Ingredients

  • 3 oz of chicken breast grilled, sliced, or chopped
  • 1 ½ cups cabbage, shredded
  • ½ cup carrots, shredded
  • 2 tbsp. cilantro, fresh chopped
  • ¼ cup red onion, chopped
  • ¼ cup mango, chopped
  • ¼ cup lime juice
  • 1 tsp. garlic, fresh minced
  • ½ tsp. cumin
  • ¼ tsp. chili powder
  • Tabasco (optional)
  • 1 packet Splenda (optional)
  • 1 tbsp. canola oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

Prepare grill or skillet for chicken breasts.  Cook chicken 2-3 minutes each side or until no longer pink inside.

Combine chicken, cabbage, carrots, onions, mango, & cilantro in a bowl with garlic, cumin, chili powder, lime juice, oil, Splenda, & Tabasco & toss into cabbage mixture serves one

 Serves 1 ~ Prep Time: 5 Minutes ~ Cook Time: 10 Minutes

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