Monday, December 21, 2009


This is a weekly recipe at our house.
If you don't have any pre-made garlic bread, you can whip this up in 5 minutes!

You will need either
slices of sandwich bread
slices of your favorite french bread
hotdog or hamburger buns

Butter each slice or bun, you can use low fat butter, promise or any other
kind of low fat margarine.
Sprinkle lightly with either garlic powder
garlic salt

For garnish, sprinkle a bit of Mrs. Dash Table Blend (it is salt free)

Pop the bread slices under the broiler for 2-4 minutes
toasted garlic bread!!!

This is a super simple recipe, and I have had the girls make it themselves
ever since they could stand on a chair in the kitchen. Kids love to sprinkle
on the spices!


Our family loves homemade Alfredo Sauce, but I started
to worry about all of those extra fat & calories!

So, I decided to experiment a bit and came up with a lower fat version.

I have found that this sauce tastes just as good as the "high fat version".
I really think the key to the great flavor is the garlic.
I used to leave it out, but it gives the flavor a great kick!

1/2 stick of butter

1 pint half & half

2 tsp minced garlic

1/2 package shredded parm. cheese.

Combine garlic, half & half, and butter in a small sauce pan.

Heat through on high heat until butter is melted.

Slowly add parm. Stir until melted/boiling for 3-5 minutes.

Pour over cooked noodles.

Top with chopped Parsley.

and here is the original recipe:

1 stick butter

1 pint heavy cream

1 package shredded parm. cheese

garlic optional

I have also tried other versions, using fat free half & half,
low fat margarine, and the parm. cheese you get in the green container.
I would not recommend using these ingredients. It does not "bond" together as well, and makes the noodles kind of 'soupy'.
You can serve this alone (as a nice vegetarian meal),
with grilled shrimp, or with grilled chicken.
Don't forget the Garlic Bread!