Thursday, June 3, 2010

Chewy Granola Bars

Title: Granola Bars
Author: Lauren Deen, Cook Yourself Thin Faster
Time To Cook (in minutes): 30
Rating (1-4):

1 Cooking Spray
3 large egg whites, lightly beaten
1/4 cup of honey
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 cups low fat granola
1/4 cup of currants (if granola has dried fruit, omit)

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Lightly spray a 9 inch square baking pan with cooking spray.
In a small bowl, whisk together the egg whites, honey, vanilla, and cinnamon. Add granola and currants, and mix well. Lightly spray the bottom of a 1/3 cup measure with cooking spray and firmley press the measuring cup to flatten granola into the prepared pan.
Bake until lightly browned, 20-22 minutes. Place on a cooling rach and allow to cool completely in the pan for at least 1 hour. Use a spatula to trace around the outer edge and remove.
Can substitute the granola for any cereal and oatmeal combination. Can use raisins/ craisins/ any dried fruit in place of currants. For crunchy granola bars, omit the egg whites.

Yields: 8 bars

Friday, January 1, 2010

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Title: Buffalo Chicken Dip
Author: Lisa Ferrili
Time To Cook (in minutes):
Rating (1-4):

1 10 oz canned chicken
1 package of cream cheese (sub equal plain greek yogurt)
1 red hot sauce, liberal to taste
1 ranch dressing, to taste (sub blue cheese dressing and blue cheese crumbles)

Toss chicken, cream cheese and red hot into crock pot and heat over high. Turn to low when approaching serving time and add ranch, stir. Add blue cheese crumbles at the beginning if using.