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Weight Watcher Corner
Fried Squash, Tortilla Snack, and two cookbooks to download.  They include plus points. These are really great cookbooks to add to your collection and includes nutritional values and points.

Today's Recipes
Lazy Daisy Cakes Recipe | Mexican Stuffed Shells Recipe | Tuna Noodle Casserole Recipe | No Dough Pizza Recipe | Raspberry Dessert Recipe | Strawberry Cheesecake Salad Recipe | Blackberry Spinach Salad Recipe | Baked Crockpot Chicken Recipe | My Hero Sandwich Recipe | Strawberry Spinach Salad Recipe | Peach Bread Pudding Recipe
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This is one of the first cakes I learned to make in 4-H Club when I was 9 years old and it is still a top favorite to this day.

Lazy Daisy Cakes Recipe

3 eggs
2 cups sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 cup milk
4 tbsp. butter

Mix together well in large mixing bowl: the eggs, sugar and vanilla. Add flour, baking powder and salt and beat in thoroughly. Bring milk and butter to boiling point over medium heat and add to mixture in bowl and beat well. Pour batter into well greased/floured 9x13" baking pan. bake 35 to 40 minutes at 350, until toothpick comes out clean Remove from oven when done and immediately spread
with broiled topping evenly and carefully. Put under broiler until bubbly and brown.
WATCH CAREFULLY, as only takes a short time and can burn easily!

1 cup brown sugar
1 cup flaked coconut
6 tbsp. butter
4 tbsp. milk

Mix together well in small bowl.
NOTE: Can also add about 1/2 cup chopped pecans, if desired
Judy (in Alaska)
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This dish is so easy to prepare and so delicious to eat! It calls for a dozen of the large pasta stuffing shells, but I can't always find real big ones in the stores here, so I usually get about 21 filled shells, using the size I buy.

Mexican Stuffed Shells Recipe

12 (large) pasta stuffing shells, cooked & drained
1 lb. lean ground beef
1 jar (12 oz.) medium, or mild picante sauce
1/2 cup water
1 can (8 oz.) tomato sauce
1 can (4 oz.) chopped green chilies, drained
1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese - I use more
1 can (2.8 oz.) French Fried Onions

Brown beef; drain. combine picante sauce, water and tomato sauce; Stir 1/2 cup into beef, along with the chilies, 1/2 cup cheese and 1/2 can French Fried Onions; mix well. Pour half of the remaining sauce in the bottom of a 9x13" pan. Stuff cooked shells with ground beef mixture. Arrange shells in baking pan; pour remaining sauce over shells.

Bake, covered at 350 for 30 minutes. Top with remaining cheese and onions. Bake, uncovered
for 8 minutes longer.
Makes 6 servings.
Judy (in Alaska)
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This is what is on the menu at our house for tonight. We've always liked it so well, but don't care for the one with cream of mushroom soup, peas, etc. This takes a little longer to prepare, but is well worth it!

Tuna Noodle Casserole Recipe

2 cans (5-1/2 oz. each) of tuns, flaked (I use 3 cans now, as the cans as are smaller now)
4 eggs, hard cooked and chopped
1/2 cup butter, melted
4 cups milk
8 (level) tbsp. flour
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 cup fresh bread crumbs
2 tbsp. butter, melted
12 oz. pkg. egg noodles, cooked & drained

In saucepan, melt butter; take off heat and add flour, salt and pepper, stirring well till smooth. Gradually add milk (I heat it up before adding to speed the process up).

Cook until thick and bubbly, stirring constantly. Grease a 3 quart casserole dish. Mix noodles and sauce in casserole and add tuna, and chopped eggs; mix well. Stir the 2 tbsp. melted butter into bread crumbs and sprinkle on top of casserole. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes, until golden brown.
Judy (in Alaska)
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No Dough Pizza Recipe

1 (8 oz) package of full fat cream cheese, room temperature
2 eggs
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1 tsp garlic powder
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese

1/2 cup pizza sauce
1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
toppings - pepperoni, ham, sausage, mushrooms, peppers
Garlic powder

Preheat oven to 350. Lightly spay a 913 baking dish with cooking spray. With a handheld mixer, mix cream cheese, eggs, pepper, garlic powder and parmesan cheese until combined. Spread into baking dish. Bake for 12-15 minutes, our until golden brown. Allow crust to cool for 10 minutes.

Spread pizza sauce on crust. Top with cheese and toppings. Sprinkle pizza with garlic powder. Bake 8-10 minutes, until cheese is melted.
​Sherry (in Indiana)
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This is a great dessert to make in the summer, since it does not require baking.
Robbie IN

Raspberry Dessert Recipe

2 (10 oz.) pkgs. frozen red raspberries in syrup
1 c. water
1/2 c. sugar
2 tsp. lemon juice
4 tbsp. cornstarch
1/4 c. cold water
50 regular marshmallows
1 c. milk
2 c. heavy cream or 2 env. dessert topping mix such as Dream Whip - can also use 4 cups slightly thawed Cool Whip
1-1/4 c. graham cracker crumbs
1/4 c. chopped nuts
1/4 c. melted butter

Mix graham cracker crumbs, nuts and butter in a 9 x 13 inch pan. Press firmly into bottom of pan.
Heat raspberries with 1 cup water, sugar, and lemon juice. Dissolve cornstarch in 1/4 cup cold water, stir into raspberries and cook until thickened and clear. Cool. Melt marshmallows in milk over boiling water, cool thoroughly. Whip heavy cream or dessert topping mix and fold into marshmallow mixture. Spread marshmallow cream mixture over crumbs. Spread raspberry mixture over top. Refrigerate until firm. Makes 15 to 18 servings Can use chocolate graham cracker crumbs instead of plain crumbs.
Refrigerate until firm and ready to serve.
Robbie IN.
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Strawberry Cheesecake Salad Recipe

12 oz. whipped topping
1 small package of cheesecake pudding (just the powder, don't add the milk)
3 (6 oz) containers strawberry yogurt
1 lb fresh strawberries, sliced
3 bananas, sliced (add just before serving or they brown)
miniature marshmallows (add just before serving)

Put whipped topping in a large salad bowl to let thaw. When thawed, stir in yogurts, and pudding powder. Let this set up in the fridge for at least an hour before serving. Wash and slice strawberries. You can add strawberries to salad or wait to add them with sliced bananas and marshmallows just before serving. Keep refrigerated.
Serves 10
Sherry (in Indiana)
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This recipe also calls for 2 oz crumbled American cheese but I omit it and I can't have nuts so I use sunflower seeds instead of Walnuts.

Blackberry Spinach Salad Recipe

4 cups baby spinach, rinsed and dried (comes in packages this way), packed measure
2 cups fresh blackberries (thawed blackberries can also be used)
2 cups cherry or grape tomatoes, halved (chopped ripe tomatoes can be substituted)
1 large or 2 small green onions, sliced
3 tablespoons finely chopped walnuts or walnut pieces
4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar (add more to taste)

Add spinach, blackberries, cherry tomatoes, green onion, and walnuts to a large serving bowl. Toss to blend well. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar and serve into 4 salad bowls.
​Sherry (in Indiana)​
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Baked Crockpot Chicken Recipe

1 (2 to 3 pound) whole chicken (or your favorite pieces), cut up
Salt and pepper to taste
1 teaspoon paprika

Wad three pieces of foil into 3 to 4 inch balls. Place into crockpot.

Rinse chicken, pat dry. Season with salt, pepper and paprika. Place into crockpot on top of balled foil. Cover.

Cook on high for 1 hour. Reduce temperature to low. Cook for 8 to 10 hours, or until no longer pink and juices run clear.

Not sure where I got this recipe, may have even been here but I've sure enjoyed it over the years.
Sherry (in Indiana)
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This isn't weight watchers but is better for you if you just HAVE to have bread.

My Hero Sandwich Recipe

This low fat sandwich is a nutrition hero that provides calcium and vitamins A & C. It is also low in saturated fat and cholesterol.

1/2 cup Kraft mayo fat free mayonnaise dressing
1/4 cup kraft free Italian Fat Free Dressing
3 cups shredded lettuce
1 loaf (about 1 lb) french bread, cut in half lengthwise
1 pkg. (8 oz.) Oscar Mayer Fat Free Bologna
1 pkg. (6 oz.) Oscar Mayer Deli-Thin Oven Roasted Fat Free Turkey Breast
2 medium tomatoes, thinly sliced
6 kraft free Singles
1 medium green pepper, thinly sliced

Mix dressings. Toss lettuce with 1/4 cup of the dressing mixture; set aside. Cover cut sides of bread with remaining dressing. Fill bread with lettuce mixture, meat, tomatoes, Singles and green pepper. Cut crosswise into 8 slices.
Makes 8 servings

Nutritional Info Per Serving: Calories 250, Total fat 3 g,
Saturated fat 0.5 g, Cholesterol 20 mg, Sodium 1320 mg,
Carbohydrate 40 g, Dietary fiber 3 g, Sugars 7 g, Protein 16 g
Diet Exchange: 2-1/2 Starch,1 Meat (VL)

This recipe created by Kraft Foods.
Sherry (in Indiana)
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Strawberry Spinach Salad Recipe

6 cups bite size pieces spinach
1 cup sliced strawberries
1/3 cup sliced green onions
1 can mandarin orange segments -- (11 oz) drained
2 T. chopped walnuts or sunflower seeds

Orange Honey Dressing:
2 T. orange juice
2 T. honey
1 T. vegetable oil
1 t. Dijon mustard

Combine first 4 ingredients in large bowl. Prepare Orange Honey Dressing. Toss dressing and spinach mixture. Sprinkle with walnuts or seeds.
Serves 6
Sherry (in Indiana)
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Note to Nancy: Have you tried the small cans of Coca Cola or the Mexican Coca Cola? When I visited in Seattle my son introduced me to the Mexican Coca Cola in a bottle which looks and tastes like regular Coke but does not contain fructose. I buy it now at Safeway.

Peach Bread Pudding Recipe

3 eggs
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups low fat milk
1 T vanilla
1 t. cinnamon
2 t. lemon juice
3 T butter
8 slices raisin bread, torn into small pieces
2 cups ripe peaches, peeled & sliced

Preheat to 350. Spray 9 in. pie pan w/ Pam & set aside. In med. bowl, whisk eggs & sugar until combined. Add milk, vanilla, cinnamon & lemon juice. Stir until combined. Set aside. Melt butter in skillet. Add bread & toss w/butter over low heat until just coated. Distribute toasted bread evenly on bottom of prepared pie pan. Evenly cover bread w/peaches. Gently pour milk mixture over peaches & bread, pressing down just lightly.

Bake in preheated oven 45 min. Serve warm or room temperature, topped w/vanilla ice cream or shipped topping if desired.
Serves 6.
Athena in DE
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Weight Watcher Corner

A friend gave me a couple of squash today. My favorite way to fix
squash was to fry it. I knew it would be a lot more points with flour, cornmeal and oil to fry it. For a compromise I sliced a yellow squash into thin slices. I used a large plastic frozen foods bag and put all the squash in the bag. I put 2 tablespoons of olive oil in the middle of the squash in the bag and shook it until all the squash was coated. I then fried the squash in a skillet that had been coated with Pam. After salting and peppering it to taste and frying the squash until brown.
The olive oil was 3 points per tablespoon.
The total Plus Points was = 6.

Next time I think I will try one tablespoon instead of two to coat the squash before frying. I think if I shake it enough all the squash would be coated. It would reduce the count to 3 for the oil.
It would take the total to 3 Plus Points.

For a
tortilla snack this afternoon I tried a Low Carb, High Protein tortilla (one point) and spread one tablespoon of fat free margarine (0 points) on the tortilla. I then mixed a teaspoon of sugar (0 points) with a little cinnamon. I spinkled the sugar and cinnamon mix over the tortilla. I was going to put it in the oven but just ate it as it was.
The snack was only 1 Plus Point in all. It was very filling and satisfied my sweet tooth.

A search for ebooks in pdf format that had Plus Points and/or nutritional values. I found the following/

I found a Weight Watcher Cookbook with Plus Points. It comes in different formats such as Kindle and pdf.

Weight Watchers Power Foods Favorites - Meals and Snacks Can Download, pdf format , Has Plus Points

I found a cookbook from Better Homes and Gardens - I included it because all the recipes included the nutritional values.
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