Saturday, April 17, 2010

My new favorite song...

I'm loving this song. I have it in a continuous loop as one of my Ipod playlists.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Homemade Apple Butter

Mmm..this is so good! I made a batch yesterday. It takes a little longer to cook than I'm used to but to me it was worth it. I'll post the recipe as I found it, but I added more spices to suit my own tastes. Next time I'm going to try it with one of the flavored unsweetened applesauces like maybe peach or pear. I had some on a bagel but I'm thinking it would be really good on some egg white french toast.

I was able to get 20 tbsps from my batch but this will probably vary depending on how thick you like your apple butter. I'll post the macros for the entire batch and then it can be divided by the number of tbsp you get.

Homemade Apple Butter

1 (14-oz) can unsweetened applesauce

1/4 cup (2-oz) apple juice - I used juice boxes (Eden's Harvest) so I wouldn't have to buy a large bottle of apple juice

1/4 c. Splenda

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

1/4 tsp ground cloves

1/4 tsp salt

Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 40-50 minutes or until thick and smooth, stirring occasionally.

After cooling, refrigerate in a closed container for up to 3 weeks.

Total calories: 198

Total carbs: 52

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


His hair and makeup look better some women I know.


Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Yummy Apricot Chicken Recipe

I've been trying to get a little more creative with my cooking lately. I've been experimenting with different herbs/spices, just trying to add a little more variety to my diet. I made this last night and it was pretty tasty. I'm going to try it with raspberry next time.

Apricot Chicken

1/2 c. sugar free apricot preserves ( I used Pollaner's)
1 tbsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. chopped fresh sage or thyme ( I used thyme)
1 clove garlic, minced
4 small skinless, boneless chicken breasts

Preheat the broiler. In a small microwave-safe bowl, combine the apricot preserves, lemon juice, chopped sage/thyme, and garlic. Microwave for 15 seconds, and stir until well combined. Set aside half the sauce. Coat a baking dish with cooking spray. Place the chicken in the baking dish and brush with half of the remaining apricot sause. Broil for 6 minutes. Turn the chicken and brush with more apricot sauce. Return to the broiler and cook for another 6 minutes. Serve with remaining apricot sauce.

Yield: 4 servings

Each serving: 162 calories - 10 carbs - 3 g. fat - 27 g. protein

Next on my list is homemade apple butter. I love love love apple butter!!