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White Bean Dip with Pita Chips

This is a Food Network recipe, courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis. She’s one of my go-to sources for fresh, flavorful and easy recipes and this one is no exception. Video: Giada De Laurentiis: White Bean Dip with Pita Chips. Giada’s recipe says that it serves 6, but, to get the points down, I’m pretty sure you can share… Continue reading White Bean Dip with Pita Chips

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Spicy Red Pepper and Feta Hummus

Came across this today on AllRecipes.com, courtesy of Valerie. Recipe makes about 1 cup; each serving is approximately 1/8 cup. Use it to dress a whole wheat tortilla and then pile on the veggies for a healthy and satisfying lunch! Makes: 8 servings; 1/8 c. per serving PointsPlus™ Value Per Serving: 2 Nutrition Information (per… Continue reading Spicy Red Pepper and Feta Hummus

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Herbed-Parmesan Crisps

These look absolutely gorgeous! Saw this recipe yesterday and though I haven’t made it myself yet, it looks too yummy to not share immediately. I read some of the reviews and one reader posted that in the absence of parchment and non-stick spray, cooking on stoneware works too. With many of you home from work… Continue reading Herbed-Parmesan Crisps

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Holy Crimini! Quick and Easy ‘Shrooms

I love, LOVE, sautéed mushrooms. But, since Jim can’t say the same – I don’t often make the effort to cook them. Today, I had a hankering for them, and since I had two pints in the fridge calling to me, I tried a new recipe I found on Weight Watchers (*with a small twist… Continue reading Holy Crimini! Quick and Easy ‘Shrooms

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Super Bowl Treats!

I will be making this Sunday [Busy Crab Update: We will not be making this — I never got out to the market; we opted for chili instead. Check it out here!]. According the nutritional info provided, looks like 4 PointsPlusTM . How can you go wrong? [Um, don’t eat the whole enchilada…so to speak.] I… Continue reading Super Bowl Treats!

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Variations on Vinaigrette

The great thing I’ve found about vinaigrette is that you really can’t screw it up. Have oil? Some sort of vinegar – be it balsamic, cider, champagne or other? Salt and Pepper? Great, you’re all set! Everything can be varied per personal taste. And you’re making such a small portion, that if it urns out… Continue reading Variations on Vinaigrette

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Easy, Hearty (and Low-Point) Pumpkin Curry Soup

This recipe has been slightly modified from the one my mom makes (which may be also Libby’s recipe), with some added tweaks and substitutions. It’s super easy to prepare, full of yummy warm goodness, and reheats well. When you need to warm up and get cozy, serve with chunky pieces of oven warm bread, or… Continue reading Easy, Hearty (and Low-Point) Pumpkin Curry Soup

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