Perfect Lunch or After School Snack Broccoli Cheddar Pockets

Written by lyricsmama on August 17, 2011 – 3:11 PM -

Broccoli Cheddar Pockets are the perfect lunch or after school snack for the kiddos. Easy to make, and they taste DELICIOUS!

You’ll Need:
Refrigerated Pizza Dough
1 Egg
Broccoli
Shredded Cheddar Cheese
Parmesan Cheese

Roll our your refrigerated pizza dough until it’s about 1/4 inch think, then cut it into 3″ rounds.

Fill with chopped cooked broccoli and shredded cheddar cheese.

Brush the edges of the dough with beaten egg, then fold in half and press to seal. Brush the outside of the dough with egg and then sprinkle the tops with Parmesan cheese.

Bake for 20 minutes at 400 degrees.

* You can always add some cooked chicken, or ham to your pockets as well for some extra protein*

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Cucumber and Tomato Salad

Written by lyricsmama on July 23, 2011 – 10:43 AM -

It’s the weekend, and it’s hot!! So who wants to turn on a hot oven and make their house warmer? Not me! So one of my favorite salads will be on the menu tonight, it’s great tasting as well as cool and refreshing….

Cucumber and Tomato Salad

Ingredients
- 3 cucumbers sliced about 1/4-inch thick
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar (I use Splenda)
- 3 large ripe tomatoes
- 2 tablespoons red onion, minced
- 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
- Pepper
- 1/2 to 3/4 cup crumbled reduced fat feta

Directions
- Put the sliced cucumbers in a large bowl, sprinkle them with the salt, then set them aside for 30 minutes. Spread the cucumbers out on a double layer of paper towels, pat them dry, then put them back in the dried bowl.

- Whisk together the vinegar, olive oil, mustard, and sugar in a small bowl, then pour the dressing over the cucumbers and toss until the slices are evenly coated. Cover the mixture and place it in the refrigerator.

- Half each tomato and scoop out the seeds. Coarsely chop the tomatoes into large chunks, then add them to the cucumbers, along with the onion, parsley, and pepper. Toss the ingredients to blend them evenly. Transfer the salad to a serving dish and top it generously with the feta.
Serves 8.

Nutritional Information : Per serving (1 cup): Calories 125, Total Fat 9 g (13% DV), Saturated Fat 3 g (14% DV), Cholesterol 13 mg (4% DV), Sodium 285 mg (12% DV), Total Carbohydrate 9 g (3% DV), Fiber 2 g (9% DV), Sugars 6 g, Protein 4 g (8% DV), Vitamin A (24% DV), Vitamin C (34% DV) (Percent daily values are based on a 2,000-calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.)

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S’mores Nachos Recipe

Written by lyricsmama on June 25, 2011 – 5:51 AM -

You don’t have to go camping or have a campfire to indulge yourself in those yummy S’mores!

Check out this simple recipe for S’mores Nachos. Perfect for family game or movie night or a rainy night indoors…

S’Mores Nachos

Ingredients
8 rectangular graham crackers
3/4 cup milk chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows

Directions
Break each graham cracker into 4 pieces. Pile pieces in ungreased pie pan. DO NOT USE GLASS. Top with chocolate chips and marshmallows.

2 Broil 6 inches from heat for 30 to 60 seconds or until marshmallows are puffed and golden, watching to prevent burning.

Nutritional Information (not that you really want to see this at all lol)
1 Serving (1 serving) Calories 345 (Calories from Fat 110), Total Fat 12g (Saturated Fat 6g,Cholesterol 5mg; Sodium 190mg; Total Carbohydrate 55g (Dietary Fiber 1g,Sugars 4g), Protein 4g; Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 0.00%; Vitamin C 0.00%; Calcium 6.00%; Iron 6.00%; Exchanges: 1 1/2 Starch; 2 Fruit; 3 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 2 1/2 Fat; *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

This recipe and more S’mores recipes can be found on bettycrocker.com.

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