Showing posts with label Recipes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Recipes. Show all posts

Monday, November 25, 2013

RECIPE REDESIGN: Claire Robinson PUMPKIN GINGER TART

I have given this recipe to so many people in the last week that I thought I should just post it here! I saw it on "5 Ingredient Fix" last week, I love Claire Robinson!

I gave it a shot and, despite being the worst baker in the United States, it came out DELICIOUS. So I put it into the Weight Watchers Recipe Builder (available to WW members on eTools) and, for 12 servings,  it was 8 pointsplus per serving. Which...didn't quite cut it for me.

So I made a few swaps. And OK, I added a sixth ingredient. So here's MY version of this tart:

Nacho Mama's SIX Ingredient Pumpkin Tart

Preheat oven to 350 degress

THE CRUST
-1 cup crushed ginger snaps
-1.5 cups crushed FIBER ONE CEREAL (the original one, that looks like twigs)
-6 tablespoons LIGHT butter

Mix butter with crumbs and press into your 12-inch tart pan and bake for 10 minutes

THE FILLING
-1 can (15oz) pumpkin puree
-3/4 cup FAT FREE sweetened condensed milk
-2 egg yolks

Mix all three, pour into tart crust and bake for 30 minutes.

Looks gorgeous, tastes YUMMY and...only THREE pointsplus per serving!!!

That's how I roll.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING WITH EXTRA CHEESE!
Nacho Mama

Thursday, November 15, 2012

"The Best Fudge in the World" #Positivisimo #Recipe

Hello everyone!

Can you believe it's almost time for THANKSGIVING? What?!!
the little boy in the foreground is my dad
If you're like me, you don't like to show up to a holiday shindig empty handed. But, if you're also like me? You're a terrible baker. So I'd like to share a quick and easy fudge recipe that's sure to please your holiday hostess!

Monday, August 6, 2012

A Great Day to be a Weight Watcher

Weight Watchers founder Jean Nidetch and CEO David Kirchhoff (image via USA Today)

People, I am having just about the greatest day a Weight Watcher can hope to have without reaching Goal or Lifetime-or meeting Jean Nidetch. Seriously.

It all started out with my usual morning look-see around the thrift store (yes, I visit my local thrift store daily. It's close to my home and I pass it a few times through the course of my day anyway, so if I want to stop in every now and then, that's my beeswax!) Today the shelves were actually kind of bare, just the usual assortment of coffee mugs, some Corelle dishes in 'Spring Blossom' (yawn, not my pattern) and then....

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

MEXICAN RICE RECIPE RENOVATION and GIVEAWAY! #Sobrecitos #Spon


Who loves Mexican Rice? I do! And so does my family. In fact, my mom's Mexican rice is probably my son's favorite food ever. And nobody makes it better than my mom does...at least, until now! 
My Mama Lola served Mexican Rice with almost every meal.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

PODCAST Episode 25 Summer Food!


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Summer is here! The season of Barbecues, Clam Fries, and Ice Cream is upon us and I'm here to help you cook up some great summer eats that won't break your budget OR your waistline! Need something to bring to that 4th of July Barbecue? Tune in!

We're talkin' SUMMER FOOD!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

MYTHBUSTING DINNER! Cheaper Than Drive-Thru?

Hello all! This afternoon I got the biggest hankering for a cheeseburger and fries-ever get one of those?
The drive thru? Not for me, thanks!
I had plenty of Weight Watchers pointsplus left for the day (not to mention the week) and yes, I could TOTALLY have hit the drive-thru without destroying my diet for the week.

HOWEVER-when I stopped and thought about it I realized that, since my local supermarket it actually closer to my home than the nearest fast food joint, it would actually be faster to pick up all the ingredients and cook them at home than it would be to drive all the way to the fast food place, wait in the rush hour line at the drive-thru, order, pick up the food, drive it home and serve it to my family. Who knew?

Something else, though. Not only was it faster, it was (of course) healthier and also...

WAAAAAAAY CHEAPER!!!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

RECIPE: 1PointPlus Cafe Gel-Latte! (aka "Coffee Whip")

By now many of you know that I am a collector of vintage flotsam in general and vintage Weight Watchers memorabilia in particular. I especially love old cookbooks (WW or otherwise) and am known to spend many a lazy Sunday afternoon reading through my treasure trove of ancient culinary tomes, sipping iced coffee and giggling at the photos.
The Motherlode: My 1st edition copy of the ORIGINAL 1966 Weight Watchers cookbook

Monday, December 12, 2011

When bad recipes go good: Nacho "Sugar" Mama's Candy! #POSITIVISIMO

'Tis the season for baking and making all kinds of tempting treats! Almost all of my favorite holiday treats are based on one vital ingredient-MILK!  There's my mother's flan (the recipe is top secret and she won't even share it with me, let alone the internet), Tres Leches cake and fudge. Of course, it wouldn't be Christmas in our house without Mexican Hot Chocolate! 

But this year I wanted to try something different.

Last year, I developed a YUMMY Christmas Cookie recipe that calls for Dulce de Leche candy. For those of you who don't know, Dulce de Leche is a milk-based confection popular in Latin America. It's not the easiest thing in the world to make, and the "shortcut" method involves boiling cans of sweetened condensed milk for hours on end. This method is not only time consuming, but very dangerous-sometimes the cans explode!

But I had lots of leftover condensed milk from the fudge I made last week and thought I'd try to find an easier way. So I did an online search and found several "recipes" for making Dulce de Leche in the slow cooker. EASY! Following the directions to the letter, I submerged my cans of sweetened condensed milk in water in my slow cooker, set the temperature to LOW and let it cook for 8 hours.

Then I let the cans come to room temperature (again, to avoid explosion). And when I opened them up I had.....two cans of room temperature condensed milk. It was a COMPLETE FAIL! Not one to accept failure, I poured the milk into a pan on my stove and stirred it until it turned a yummy caramel color.

Then I poured it into a pan that I, thankfully, lined with foil and let it cool. And when it cooled I had something that *looked* and smelled exactly like Dulce de Leche BUT was as hard as a rock! It was nevertheless delicious, and very similar to "Sugar Daddy" lollipops-which I happen to love.

So-I broke it into pieces and packed it up for my friends with labels reading "Nacho 'Sugar' Mama's Candy"!

See? When you're cooking with milk the glass is always half full!!

If you need some help seeing the glass half full this holiday season, be sure and
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Wishing you love with extra cheese-
Nacho Mama


Disclosure: This is part of a sponsored campaign with the California Milk Processor's Board and Latina Mom Bloggers