Southwest Chicken Wonton Cups

Southwest Chicken Wonton Cups By Chef K.T. Murphy Ingredients: 1 pound chicken breasts, boneless, skinless and cut into 1 inch pieces 1 envelope reduce sodium taco seasoning 1 onion, chopped 1 (16 ounce) jar low sodium salsa, divided 1 (8 ounce) package low fat cheddar cheese, divided 36 wonton wraps Instructions: Spray a large skillet…

Dried Apricots Bites with Blue Cheese

Dried Apricots Bites with Blue Cheese By Chef K.T. Murphy Ingredients: 16 dried and unsulphured apricots 8 tsp crumbled blue cheese ½ tsp honey 2 oz pistachios, chopped Freshly ground black pepper Instructions: Arrange apricots on a serving platter. Add ½ tsp blue cheese on each apricot and sprinkle with pistachio nuts. Drizzle with honey…

Jewish Egg Bread

by Chef Murph Jewish Egg Bread Soak some matzoths in milk for a few minutes; then dip them into seasoned beaten eggs. Add a pinch of sugar and let them fry in hot rendered butter until a golden brown. Sprinkle with pulverized sugar and cinnamon and serve hot with coffee. Enjoy! Show some love and…

German Sweet Pretzels

Good morning!  Here is a fun recipe for you to try today: German Sweet Pretzels: Mix 1/2 pound of flour with 1/2 pound of fresh butter; add 1/4 pound of sugar, 1 egg and 1 beaten yolk, 1 tablespoonful of sweet cream and some grated lemon peel. Mix thoroughly and mold the dough into small…

White Bean and Rosemary Dip

Ingredients: 1 (19oz) can Great Northern, Navy, or Cannellini beans, drained and rinsed 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice 2 tbsp rosemary leaves Hot pepper sauce Instructions Puree all ingredients in a food processor or blender until smooth. Place the mixture into a bowl, cover, and refrigerate for bout 15 minutes. Enjoy! This makes a…

Spiced Plums

Ingredients: Canola oil 3 tablespoons minced shallots 1 1/2 pounds red plums (4-6), unpeeled and sliced 1/2 inch thick 2 tablespoons Splenda (optional) 1/4 teaspoons ground allspice 1/8 teaspoons ground ginger Instructions: Heat canola oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add shallots and cook 30 seconds or until fragrant. Add plums. Cook 5…

Red Kidney Bean Spread

Yields 1.5 cups Ingredients: 1 (15.25oz) can red kidney beans, rinsed and drained 1 red bell pepper 1 green bell pepper 1 tbsp tomato paste 1/2 tsp grated lemon rind ½ tsp fresh lemon juice Dash of cayenne pepper Salt and pepper to taste Instructions: Halve both peppers and deseed. Place them skin sides up…

Guacamole a Little on the Lite Side

Ingredients: 1 cup low-fat cottage cheese 1 1/2 teaspoons dried onion flakes 1 clove garlic, minced 1 teaspoon salt Pinch of cayenne pepper 2 teaspoons lemon or lime juice 1 ripe avocado, peeled and cut in chunks 1 tomato, peeled and chopped Instructions: In a blender add onion, salt, lemon or lime juice, cottage cheese,…

Greek Tahini Dip

Ingredients: 2 tbsp tahini (sesame paste) 2 tbsp water Juice of 1 lemon 1 tbsp olive oil 2 tsp soy sauce   Method: In a little bowl combine the tahini and the water. At first, the mixture might look like it is curdling because the natural oils in the tahini won’t blend easily with the…

Dried Apricots Bites with Blue Cheese

Ingredients: 16 dried and unsulphured apricots 8 tsp crumbled blue cheese ½ tsp honey 2 oz pistachios, chopped Freshly ground black pepper Instructions: Arrange apricots on a serving platter. Add ½ tsp blue cheese on each apricot and sprinkle with pistachio nuts. Drizzle with honey and top with a dash of black pepper.

Cranberry Sauce Cocktail

Ingredients: 1 cup cranberries Juice of 1/2 lemon Sugar substitute to taste Instructions: Place the cranberries in the blender. Pour in the lemon juice and puree. Add the sugar substitute one teaspoon at a time. Blend slightly after each addition. Taste after each addition and continue adding the sugar substitute 1 teaspoon at a time…

Arugula Toasties

Ingredients: 4 thin slices whole grain or nut bread (use a small loaf, otherwise cut slices in half) 4-8 thin slices feta cheese Handful of arugula 1 tomato, sliced Dash of olive oil Freshly ground pepper to taste   Instructions: Toast the bread slices until lightly golden. Place one layer of feta cheese slices on…

Super Stuffed Bourbon Potato Skins

Super Stuffed Potato Skins Ingredients: 6 baking potatoes 1 c. shredded extra-sharp cheddar cheese 1 c. sour cream 1 tsp. salt ½ tsp. pepper ¼ c. bacon bits (Use real bacon or sausage) 3 scallions, finely chopped ¼ c. sweet red pepper, finely chopped Paprika for garnish 2 shots of Bourbon cayenne pepper Directions:  Scrub…

Tex Mex Sliders

Tex Mex Sliders  Ingredients: 3 tbsp. salsa 1/3 c. bread crumbs 1 ½ lbs. lean ground beef 6 slices Pepper Jack cheese, halved 12 Pre-baked dinner rolls or mini buns Extra salsa as condiment Directions: In large bowl, combine beef, salsa and bread crumbs. Form into 12 small patties. Fry in a skillet, bake or…

White Bean Soup

White Bean Soup Ingredients (serves 8): 1 lb Great Northern beans 2 quarts of water 2 1/2 lbs of ham hocks or shanks 2 tsp. dried rosemary 1 cup yellow onions, diced 1 cup celery, chopped 2 carrots, chopped 3 cloves garlic, diced Fresh parsley for garnish Directions: Soak beans for 2 hours or overnight…

Mango Guacamole

by Chef Murph Mango Guacamole Ingredients 1/3 c. red onion, chopped 4 tbsp. lime juice 1 small jalapeno pepper (2 if you like it hot) 4 avocados, peeled and pitted 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped 1 large mango – peeled, seeded, and chopped ½ tsp. sea salt ¼ tsp. black pepper Directions This is one…