Cooking on WAFB – Fish Tacos, Corn Dip and Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits

Strawberry Cheesecake Parfait

Strawberry Cheesecake Parfait

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!

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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.

Find more seasonal fresh recipes.

 

Crawfish and Cheese Grits on TWILA

Crawfish season is here and we are loving it! Here’s a great combination of comfort food and seasonal crawfish. You can find this recipe along with other crawfish and seafood favorites in my Gulf Coast Favorites book.

 

 

More seafood recipes.

Less than 5 ingredient gourmet-on-the go recipes on WAFB 9

Simple Salmon with Watch me make Easy Roasted Salmon, Salmon with Spinach Feta Stuffing, Pasta with Lemon and Pine Nuts, Chocolate Truffles, Pecan Caramel Candies and the Almost Better than Sex Cake on WAFB 9. All of these recipes are featured in my Too Hot in the Kitchen book and are great ideas for a Valentine’s Day meal!
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More simple recipe ideas for Valentine’s Day and any other day!

Glazed Pork Tenderloin Video

Watch me make my easy, but very tasty, Glazed Pork Tenderloin from Kitchen 101 for Our Lady of the Lake.

 

Also be sure to check out my video featuring my Red Velvet Berry Trifle or my Southwestern Shrimp, Corn and Sweet Potato Soup.

 

Southwestern Shrimp, Corn and Sweet Potato Soup Video

I made my Southwestern Shrimp, Corn and Sweet Potato Soup from Too Hot in the Kitchen for Our Lady of the Lake and now you can too!

 

 

Also be sure to check out my video featuring my Red Velvet Berry Trifle or Glazed Pork Tenderloin.

Red Velvet Berry Trifle Video

For Our Lady of the Lake I made my delicious Red Velvet Berry Trifle from my Eating Well to Fight Arthritis book and two other dishes. Watch the video to learn how easy this dessert is!

I also made Southwestern Shrimp, Corn and Sweet Potato Soup, and Glazed Pork Tenderloin.

Watch Me Cook Up Anti-Inflammatory Family-Favorite Meals

Salsa Chicken0001Millions of Americans are faced with daily pain from swollen joints and inflammation associated with arthritis. I recently partnered with the Arthritis Foundation to help show that although we know a variety of foods are always important to include in our diets there are certain vitamins and nutrients that specifically help prevent inflammation and ease the symptoms of arthritis. I had so much fun cooking up some simple and delicious recipes at WWLTVSalsa Chicken is a quick Mexican chicken dish with salsa and only four ingredients. Serve it over rice to take advantage of the tasty southwestern sauce. The Philly Cheese Steaks allow you to enjoy by using your hands and avoid the pain that sometimes comes with gripping a fork or knife. Lastly, when I think of fall the aroma of spice cake, yams, and chocolate chips comes to mind. I put all those ingredients together to make Yam Chocolate Spice Bars that are sweet and sticky with a fragrance that defines fall. All of these recipes are from my book trim&TERRIFIC Eating Well to Fight Arthritis which is designed to focus on foods to minimize the effects of arthritis with easy-to-follow, mainstream, time-friendly and super-satisfying recipes.  



Guacamame

Guacamame

Guacamame Combining avocado with edamame makes this wonderful delicious and nutritious dip that can be served with chips or veggies. Makes 10 (1/4-cup) servings 1 large avocado, (about 2/3 cup mashed) 1 1/2 cups shelled edamame, thawed 2 tablespoons lime juice 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic 1/2 cup salsa 3 tablespoons nonfat plain Greek yogurt Salt and pepper to taste 1. In food processor, combine all ingredients, mixing until smooth. Terrific Tip: Can also use to stuff vegetables or as a sandwich spread. Nutrition Nugget: Soybeans are high in omega 3 fatty acids, which are necessary to ingest through food for their anti-inflammatory benefits. Calories 62 kcal Calories from Fat 47% Fat 3 g Saturated Fat 0 g Cholesterol 0 mg Sodium 50 mg Carbohydrates 5 g Dietary Fiber 2 g Total Sugars 2 g Protein 4 g Dietary Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat For more meal ideas to help fight arthritis visit www.hollyclegg.com/recipes

Watch Me Make My #1 Best Chili Recipe – Football Tailgating

Quick Chili

Quick Chili

WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge, Louisiana News, Weather, SportsI always enjoy cooking up some fun recipes with the WAFB crew and this time was no exception! No more long, time-consuming chili recipes here! Quick Chili, from my trim&TERRIFIC KITCHEN 101: Secrets to Cooking Confidencecookbook, to the rescue and just in time to feed a crowd for your tailgate this weekend (available on your Kindle too). Easy to self-serve in cups or mugs at your tailgate or at home, and if you want to go the extra mile, have toppings like shredded cheese, sour cream, and chopped red and green onions for guests to add. Watch me make these Olive Parmesan Cheese Bites for an awesome 3-ingredient pick-up that melts in your mouth – talk about easy gourmet! And I can never go without dessert and was craving these Brownies with Peanut Butter Oatmeal Topping – only problem is now I can’t stop eating them as they are SO good!

Brownies with Peanut Butter Oatmeal Crumble from Holly Clegg’s trim&TERRIFIC KITCHEN 101: Secrets to Cooking Confidence 

An intoxicating combination of a luscious brownie, peanut butter and oatmeal all together in one bite.

Makes 48 brownies

1 (18.25-ounce) box brownie mix
1/3 cup canola oil
1/4 cup water
2 eggs
1/2 cup peanut butter (crunchy or creamy)
2 tablespoons butter
1/3 cup light brown sugar
1 cup old-fashioned oatmeal
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven 350°F. Line 13x9x2-inch baking pan with foil and coat with nonstick cooking spray.
2. In large bowl, mix together brownie mix, oil, water and eggs until well combined. Transfer to prepared pan.
3. In microwave-safe bowl, microwave peanut butter and butter one minute; stir until melted. Stir in brown sugar, oatmeal and flour until combined. Sprinkle and gently press peanut butter mixture over brownie layer. Sprinkle with chocolate chips. Bake 20 minutes or until top is soft to touch.

Nutritional information per serving:
Calories 106 Calories from Fat 46% Fat 5g Saturated Fat 1g Cholesterol 9mg Sodium 52mg Carbohydrates 13g Dietary Fiber 0g Total Sugars 8g Protein 2g, Dietary Exchanges: 1 other carbohydrate, 1 fat

For more tailgate perfect recipes visit www.hollyclegg.com.

Mood Food! Romantic Recipes on Good Morning Texas

Caramel Pecan CandiesedMOODWant to turn up the heat in your kitchen this Valentine’s Day?! I turn to my book Too Hot in the Kitchen:  Secrets to Sizzle At Any Age and flip to the Food for the Mood Chapter.  Watch me make a few recipes that are sure to “spice” it up – some of my favorites with gourmet-appeal, but watch how easy they are to make on WFAA Good Morning Dallas. A sultry blend of flavors, Fig, Caramelized Onion, Prosciutto & Goat Cheese Pizza is is a perfect appetizer or light meal – and figs are thought to bring on fertility! Wasabi Crab Cakes with Ginger Sauce will add a spicy kick to heat things up and the Almost Better Than Sex Cake is sure to satisfy that sweet tooth. Let your loved one know you care by making your own chocolate candy gifts with Caramel Pecan Candies – so good and even made with healthy dark chocolate! Decoration is easy to whip up too, pick up a little themed candy and stack in a glass vase, you can even add a votive for a nice touch. Now this is the way to my heart – through my stomach!

For more fun and healthy food for the mood, visit hollyclegg.com.

Watch Me Make My Favorite Holiday Sides

Stuffed Artichoke Casserole

Stuffed Artichoke Casserole

I always have such a good time with Diane Deaton and the gang at WAFB Noon Show. We cooked up some of my very favorite side dishes that I will definitely be making at my family’s Thanksgiving. For the best of both worlds Yam Cornbread Stuffing is such a perfect combination of sweet Louisiana yams, buttery cornbread, and savory stuffing! My newest favorite from KITCHEN 101: Secrets to Cooking Confidence is the Stuffed Artichoke Casserole – all the delicious flavors of a stuffed artichoke without the fuss! For dessert – the Chocolate Peanut Butter Trifle is a layered, out of this world treat that guests will be raving about for years to come! And best of all, these recipes are make ahead – stove top recipes for when there is no oven room left!