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It seems like everything these days is “super-sized.” Cutting back on sugar, fat, and calories can be as simple watching your portion sizes, especially of foods high in fat and sugar. Eating smaller portions of food is one of the easiest ways to cut back on calories – but it can also be one of the most challenging, with the current trend of super-sizing. Huge portions, all-you-can-eat-buffets, and extra-large “single servings” of chips, candy bars, and other snack foods can all lead to overeating.
Our friend Rachel moved to Syracuse this summer. One of her first weeks there, she attended a party where an unusual dip was served. She had never heard of it, and admitted as much to the hosts.
Here is another really yummy treat, Homemade Irish Cream Liqueur!
Ingredients: - 1 large red delicious apple, finely chopped - 1 tbsp butter - 1/8 cup brown sugar, packed - 1 tsp corn starch - 1/2 tsp cinnamon - 1/4 tsp nutmeg - 1/4 tsp cloves, or all-spice - 2 tbsp cream cheese - 1 package of refrigerated crescent roll pastry (i.e. Pillsbury) Topping: - 1 tbsp melted butter - 1/2 tsp cinnamon - 3 tbsp granulated sugar - 1 tbsp brown sugar
Don't these look better than fried mozzarella sticks that you get at T.G.I.
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Bruschetta, the Italians’ answer to chips and salsa, can make a perfectly healthy beginning to a meal.
If you’re looking for a change from your normal spaghetti, Cowboy spaghetti could be just what you’re looking for. I had not heard of this until recently but I decided to give it a try and it turned out great. This recipe comes from the Food Network.