Chipotle Cilantro Dressing

This recipe goes along with my series recipes. Make the Tomatillo Green Salsa, use it for salsa and chips, save some for this dressing. Make the homemade Chipotle seasoning, use it to rub on chicken/steak/seafood before grilling as well as this dressing.

Crispy Air Fried/Baked Egg Rolls

I'm very excited to bring you my Crispy Air Fried Chicken Egg Rolls! In one of my previous cookbooks (non smart point friendly) Amy's Favorites, there is a recipe called Colonel Culling's Yaki Mandu (Korean Egg Rolls). My father was stationed in Korea for about 18 months when I was young and when he came back he made these wonderful egg rolls.  Later when I was writing, Amy's Favorites, I realized I'm not sure how Korean they really were as they had Monterey Jack Cheese. Needless to say, they ...

Whole Wheat Pizza Dough for Individual Pizzas

This is a quick and easy pizza dough recipe which I adapted to make it more smart point friendly. The reason the recipe quantity is on the larger side is because it's nice to have these in the fridge or freezer. When you want to make a quick pizza, they are ready to go.  Divide the dough into 16 balls.  Use what you need and save or freeze the rest for later.  Individual pizzas also work well in my house because everyone likes something different. I like mushrooms and peppers on mine (hubby ...

Thai Pork Pizza

These pizzas make up very quickly if you have the pizza dough in the freezer and the Kalua pork already made. You can also use cooked chicken in place of the pork. This recipe is for 4 but you could easily do it for more or less people.

Delicious Blue Cheese Dressing and Dip

This is my own adapted version of Skinnytaste Creamy Low Fat Blue Cheese Dressing. I just love that dressing and over the years I have added a few things and subtracted a few things to make it my own. This is perfect for salads, wraps, dips. I like mine very thick but you could thin it with a bit of skim milk. Only 1 smart point per tablespoon and 1 tablespoon goes a long way.  

Creamy Blue Cheese Mushroom Skinny Pasta

Three of my favorite foods -blue cheese, mushrooms, and bacon blended together in a creamy "pasta" dish. By using zoodles (zucchini noodles), you eliminate the calories of traditional pasta. Makes an excellent main dish or serve it alongside your favorite meat as a side dish. Enjoy! 2 Smart Points for 2 cup serving.

Pork Carnitas – Instant Pot and Slow Cooker Directions

I just love Pork Carnitas! These are a more healthier version than traditional but they still taste great! They do take a bit of prep time and marinating time but they do cook fairly fast in the Instant Pot, so be sure and make a full batch (you can always freeze the leftovers). I usually buy a 15 lb pork shoulder from Costco and cut it into 3 (5 lb.) portions. I freeze two portions for later for more Pork Carnitas or for Kalua Pig. Also be sure and use fresh oranges and limes in the marinade. ...

Scrumptious Turkey Sliders – Really!

To tell you the truth, I'm originally wasn't a big fan of ground turkey burgers.  However, when you add a bunch of spices to dress it up,  a thin slice of smoked gouda and top it off with my Jalapeño Cream, these Scrumptious Turkey Sliders are fabulous! I like them even better than traditional beef sliders. See what you think! 0 smart points per slider (3 pts if you pair it with a Slider Bun, 1/4 oz of gouda cheese and 1 t. Jalapeño cream). Serve it with a salad and you have a low point ...

Jalapeño Cream

This creamy delicious Jalapeño Cream is a great way to add some pizazz to any taco, sandwich or burger. Because it's made with light sour cream, it's lower in calories and points. And because it's made with jalapeños and garlic, it's full of zip. A little goes a long way.  If you use less than a tablespoon, then it doesn't even count as a smart point! Woo hoo! I use a tiny bit as a substitute for mayo on my turkey sliders. Yum! Be creative and discover your own uses for this wonderful ...

Lentil and Bean Chili-Instant Pot

Cozy up to the fire on a cold rainy day with a cup of this delicious Lentil and Bean Chili! Simple, yet filling. This is a perfect soup to serve for company. I let them add their own toppings. It appeals to everyone, including meat lovers,  vegans and vegetarians.  I love to serve it with my homemade focaccia.  Because the chili is low in calories and points, you can serve it with a few pieces of luscious bread and a salad on the side and still stay within your point range.  1 Smart Point ...