This week I headed over to our friends at WAFB Channel 9 Noon Show and enjoyed making these Fish Tacos with Southwestern Cole Slaw, from my trim&TERRIFIC KITCHEN 101: Secrets to Cooking Confidence cookbook. The cool crunchy cole slaw is so yummy on these tacos or really is great as a side salad to anything you are barbecuing this summer. A Lenten favorite this time of year, I used tilapia but you can use any fish you have around, and cooking it couldn’t be easier! Just one ingredient, chili powder (and I seasoned it up with a little Slap Ya Mama’s Cajun seasoning), broil for a few minutes and that’s it! I have had people rave to me about this Corn Dip so I wanted to show how easy it is to whip up – will be your go-to entertaining appetizer. And last minute I made this Easter version of the Double Chocolate Candy Pizza using pastel M&M’s – pretty and fun to eat, and definitely not just for the kiddos!
And for the ultimate reason to use our in-season, fresh Louisiana strawberries, this Strawberry Cheesecake Parfait recipe is out of this world! Serve in single serving cups for a beautiful display!
Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits from Holly Clegg’s trim&TERRIFIC KITCHEN 101: Secrets to Culinary Confidence
A fabulous no-cook dessert! This berry and cheesecake combination creates an explosion of flavor for cheesecake fans.
Makes 8 parfaits
1 pound strawberries, stemmed and sliced
1 tablespoons sugar
1 (8-ounce) reduced-fat cream cheese
1/2 cup plain or vanilla nonfat Greek yogurt
1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 1/2 cups frozen nonfat whipped topping, thawed, divided
2/3 cup graham cracker crumbs
Mint, garnish, optional
1. In bowl, sprinkle strawberries with sugar, toss and set aside
2. In mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, yogurt, confectioners sugar and almond extract until smooth. Fold in 1/2 cup whipped topping.
3. To assemble parfaits, in small dish or glass, layer graham cracker crumbs, cream cheese filling, and strawberries. Repeat layers if small enough dish and end with dollop of whipped topping. Garnish with mint, if desired.
Nutritional Information per serving:
Calories 188 Calories from Fat 34% Fat 7g Saturated Fat 4g Cholesterol 20mg Sodium 170mg Carbohydrates 25g Dietary Fiber 1g Total Sugars 17g Protein 6g, Dietary Exchanges: 1 1/2 other carbohydrate, 1 lean meat, 1 fat
Terrific Tips: Any berries or a combination may be used. Any time a recipe calls for yogurt or Greek yogurt, either is fine. I like Greek yogurt as it is a richer, creamier and thicker yogurt, especially in this dessert-but make sure to get vanilla flavor.
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