Friday, January 06, 2006

From Josefina's Kitchen to Yours.....

These are some recipes from my cookbook. These are diet friendly except the first one. You can also get a lot of good recipes, diet tips and encouragment here It is not a Weight Watchers sponsored site, but is full of real men and women who are trying to change their lifestyle of eating.

Here goes:

This is a local favorite in our Mexican restaurants.

Hamlin's Dip
1/2 c. chopped onion
1/2 c. green olives chopped
1/2 t. garlic powder
4 oz. Blue Cheez Dressing
1 pint real mayo

Mix all together and thin to desired consistency with real buttermilk.
Refrigerate over night. (It is best the next day)

Serve with tortilla chips. YUM!

EZ Cheezy Soup

3 cans FF Chicken or Vegetable Broth
1 - 16 or 20 oz pkg (frozen) California Veg Mix
1 can Rotel

Mix all into a stew pot and cook over med heat to desired veggie tenderness.

Add: 10 oz LITE Velveeta Cheez

Heat thoroughly

1 cup=1 point on WW

Salmon Corn Cakes
Don't be afraid to try these...they are wonderful!!!

1- 6 oz can salmon rinsed drained and flaked (do not try to double this recipe with the large cans of salmon it
1/2 c. corn kernels
1/4 c. plain dried bread crumbs
1 large egg white
2 T. minced onion
1 T cilantro chopped
1/2 t. pepper
1/8 t. chili powder
2 t. canola oil

Mix all ingredients except oil. Let stand in fridge 10 min. (this is important) Shape into 4 -4" patties 1/2" thick. (Sprinkle each side with corn meal to keep from sticking to pan.)

Heat oil in skillet over med high heat. add patties cook 8-10 min pressing with spatula

Serve with a dollop of FF sour cream

1 serving = 2 patties
258 cal 11 g fat 2 g fiber
6 points each serving

Fake Carmel Apple Dip

1 small butterscotch pudding mix
1 small CoolWhip
Apples of your choice

Mix dry pudding into CoolWhip. Dip apples.....yum yum yum
My fave is Granny Smith Apples

G-Mom's Lemon Dessert

1 Angel Food Cake
1 large tub CoolWhip Lite or FF
1 jar lemon curd (found in the jelly section. it is like lemon pie filling only very concentrated)

Fold lemon curd into CoolWhip.
Serve over the Angel Food Cake.
One of my my fave desserts!!

There you have it. The first installment. I hope someone tries these....they are all very good and very easy. I am all about easy cooking! (Joe is the pastry chef in our house...he can make bread and piecrust from scratch and it is very good!)

We have been walking at night and getting some exercise, in addition to all the walking I do at work. I am down 5 pounds so far. Yippee! How are y'all doin?

Does anyone take a vitamin? I take the Dieter's Vitamin (walmart brand) and it has something in it that helps with my appetite and a shot of caffeine. Anne, you are the healthy eater aren't you? What do you take?


  1. YUM, YUM!! I can't wait to try these. Thanks for all our hard work posting these!

  2. um, which one is the precursor to the smoke detector? should i stock up on batteries?

    nahhhh, i don't cook. i know, i'm bad, but i just don't want to cook for one lady who doesn't eat much, and one picky kid.

  3. I want to give two thumbs up for the Hamlin's dip. It's really, really, close to the actual stuff. An ex-manager told me that you have to make it 5 gallons at a time to get the real stuff.
    G-mom's lemon dessert is excellente!

  4. I'll post my weight loss maybe with before and after pics in Feb. I am counting on my Christmas pics looking fatter than my Valentine pics.
    Fingers are crossed!!!!!

  5. butt kisser UJ!!! your just trying to get out of making dinner all the time. you scoundrel you

    you can't get past the sus meister!!

  6. Susie, you are ruining the flattery for me. Practice being quiet.heehee

  7. but, whine whine, i'm only trying to helpppppp, i'm on your side remember???????????????

    are you a words of affirmation girl? you might have already told me that but i forgot.

    i burned the love languages book. i think they need to make a love languages for dogs and cat. horses, and cows. donkeys and mules. fish, and shellfish. what did i miss. doctors and lawyers.

  8. yummy i love recipes! i'd like it better if you came over and cooked for me. oh wait. you better go shopping first. we're low on vittles

  9. Well, I've lost 7 pounds this week (since last Saturday). I praying I continue my "self-control".

    By the way, you asked about vitamins (I just saw that part) - I only use Shaklee products. There is a link to it on my blog. I'm sure there are a few other good companys out there but I've been using it for about 17 years and hubby has been using it for 30 years. You can click on the link and read about their sceintific information and integrity.

    I can't wait to try that first recipe. I'm going to have a house full of people today (after son's ballgame) - I wish I had prepared that to serve them. I guess I'll have to fix it and eat it myself.


    what if god was one of us? just a slob like one of ussssssssss?

    my name is Doctor EEEEEEEEEvil.

  11. okay!!!!!!!enough of the recipes already, what are you doing today, and don't say blogging cause it aint true!! you've deserted us here in blogland today. i think there's only like 2 comments from you on my blog, and no posting on yours. get with it auntie.

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