Sunday, December 19, 2010

I'll Be Home For Christmas

Don't you just love that song?I know I do.
Well,we'll be home for Christmas.At least the Christmas season.We'll be at our new home in the Midwest.Back home again in the week!!!!Good-bye Alaska...for now.We will surely miss you.We have enjoyed our time together.Dear husband says we'll be back to greet you again...someday.It has been a great 4 years with your beauty and kind people.

I hope that wherever home is for you that you will be home for Christmas,too.

May you have a blessed Christmas season!

Monday, December 6, 2010

California Chicken Wraps

Here is a healthy lunch option.I am not a big fan of hummus but these were surprisingly good.
4 whole wheat tortillas (8 inches)
2 cups cubed cooked chicken breast
1/4 cup chopped roasted sweet red peppers
1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh basil leaves
Spread hummus on tortillas; top with chicken, peppers, cheese and basil. Roll up.  4 servings.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Need a good cookie recipe for that cookie swap?

Try these! These are so cute and easy to make.They are light and still tasty.They would make a great addition to your swap.

Chocolate Mint Whoopie Pies~

1/2 cup sugar
3 tablespoons canola oil
1 egg
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup baking cocoa
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons fat-free milk

2 tablespoons butter, softened
1-1/3 cups confectioners' sugar
1/8 teaspoon mint extract
4 drops green food coloring, optional
4 teaspoons fat-free milk

In a large bowl, beat sugar and oil until crumbly. Add egg; beat for 1 minute. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Gradually beat into sugar mixture. Add milk and mix well. (Dough will be sticky.) With lightly floured hands, roll dough into 3/4-in. balls.
Place 2 in. apart on baking sheets coated with cooking spray.
Flatten slightly with a glass coated with cooking spray. Bake at 400° for 4-5 minutes or until edges are set and tops are cracked. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool.
In a small bowl, combine butter and confectioners' sugar until crumbly. Beat in extract, food coloring if desired and milk. Spread on the bottoms of half of the cookies; top with remaining cookies. Yield: 1-1/2 dozen.