Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Ziti with Spinach, Cherry Tomatoes, and Gorgonzola Sauce

  • 4 ounces uncooked ziti
  • 1/2 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 6 tablespoons half-and-half
  • 3 tablespoons Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled
  • 1 cup fresh spinach


1. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat; drain.

2. Heat extra-virgin olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add cherry tomatoes, salt, crushed red pepper, and minced garlic to pan; cook 1 minute, stirring occasionally. Stir in half-and-half and Gorgonzola cheese; cook 2 minutes or until slightly thick, stirring constantly. Stir in spinach and pasta; cook 1 minute or until spinach wilts, tossing occasionally.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Slow Cooker Ham with Chutney

1 3lb cooked smoked boneless ham
1/4 tsp pepper
1 and 1/2 cups fruit chutney
1 cup diced fruit and rasin mix
1 cup small frozen whole onions
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

1) Place ham in slow cooker. Sprinkle with pepper. Mix remaining ingredients; pour over ham. Cook on low 6-8 hours.

Slow Cooker Spiced Cranberry Cider

1/3 c. brown sugar
2 tsp whole allspice
4 sticks cinnamon
1 bottle (48oz) apple cider
1 bottle (48oz) cranberry juice

Mix all ingredients into a slow cook, cook on low for 4-6 hours.

Remove cinnamon and allspices before serving.

1 serving = 80 calories