Tuesday December 10, 2013
I love baking all kinds of cookies during the holiday season, but it's sometimes hard to resist temptation and stop at eating just the one cookie. Among my favorite cookies are these Cranberry Orange Biscotti
, which are crunchy, twice-baked, low-fat cookies that pair well with coffee, low-fat eggnog, and hot cider. Plus, if you're looking for a hostess gift, these biscotti can be wrapped in a pretty cellophane bag and tied with ribbon.
Sunday December 8, 2013
I was recently asked what my favorite kind of holiday cookie is, and while it was a close call, I settled on chocolate crinkles
. The secret to their appearance lies in the rolling of the dough in powdered sugar before baking; the cracks, or crinkles, appear like magic (at least my kids thought so) as the cookies expand in the oven. Make a batch of these soft, cake-like chocolate delights for your family, or make a batch to give as a gift from your kitchen. These yummy chocolate crinkles are low in fat, calories, and cholesterol. Now that's a holiday gift!
Chocolate Crinkles Photo © Fiona Haynes, licensed to About.com
Saturday November 30, 2013
Now that Thanksgiving is done, we move into holiday mode, although some of my neighbors had their Christmas decorations up long before Thanksgiving. With Black Friday rolling back into Thanksgiving itself, it seems the holiday season is a bit of a blur, stretching from turkey day to New Year's day. Still, now is the time for holiday parties and gatherings, a time when many of us tend to overindulge, piling our plates high before returning to the table for more. If you want to keep your holiday party festivities in check, here are some low-fat party nibbles
that are worthy of any holiday occasion.
Maple Pecan Tarts © Fiona Haynes, licensed to About.com
Thursday November 28, 2013
When Thanksgiving is done and you still have lots of turkey left, you may be wondering what you can do with it all. One turkey sandwich is nice, but three days' worth? Perhaps that's less appealing. Fortunately, turkey meat is versatile, and there are many ways to enjoy it after the big day. In fact, anything you might do with chicken you can also do with turkey. But first, be sure to store your leftovers promptly and safely then you'll be ready to try one or more of my 10 Low Fat Ways to Use Leftover Turkey.
Leftover Turkey Recipes
Chunky Turkey and Rice Soup © Fiona Haynes, licensed to About.com, Inc.