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Monday, April 23, 2012

Baked Mini Corndogs

My kids absolutely love corn dogs and could eat them daily if I let them. In the past I bought store brand corn dogs as an easy lunch "treat" for them, but always felt guilt for how unhealthy they are. So, I decided to start making my own! These are so easy and the kids don't seem to mind that they aren't fried or full of fat. Each corn dog (using the ingredients I list below) are about 50 calories and 1.5 grams of fat. Granted, a corn dog is a corn dog so I still feed these to them in moderation.


Box of corn bread mix - I use Krusteez brand Fat Free Honey Cornbread

6 Hot dogs, sliced into 5 pieces - I use Oscar Myer Fat Free Turkey Hot dogs

Directions: Make cornbread according to directions on the package.

Spray a mini muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray. Fill each muffin tin, about half way, with muffin mixture. Press a piece of the hot dog into each tin and then top with a bit more cornbread mix.

Bake at 400 degrees for about 10 to 12 minutes. Makes 30 to 32 corndogs

**These freeze really well!**

Dreamsicle Fruit Dip

Fruit salad stands alone just fine by itself, but sometimes it's fun to jazz it up a bit. I made this dip over the weekend to take to a cook-out at Carmen's. The fruit and the dip disappeared in an instant! It's light, refreshing, sweet but not sugary, sick to your stomach sweet and it compliments pretty much all fruit!

(sorry I forgot to take a pic)

12 ounces fat free cream cheese, softened
 1 (7 ounce) jar marshmallow crème (Fluff)
1/3 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 tablespoon orange zest
2 tablespoons, fresh orange juice

In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to blend all ingredients until well combined. Refrigerate Dreamsicle Fruit Dip for at least 3 hours before serving. Serve with a variety of fresh fruit.

- This dip can be made up to two days in advance, simply store in covered in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Recipe comes from 

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Ginger Lemon Mojito

There are no words to describe this drink.... so light & refreshing. From personal experience, I recommend sipping slowly, lol. They are stronger than they look! Very light tasting but packs a powerful punch! :)

We used Domaine de Canton Ginger Liqueor. Its expensive but one bottle lasts a very long time, considering how strong they are. Perfect spring/summer sipping cocktail.

2 parts Domaine de Canton Ginger Liqueor
1/2 part light rum (we used bacardi)

Muddle with fresh mint and 2 lemon wedges. Shake and serve in a tall glass with ice. Top with club soda.