Recipes by Debby

September 30, 2008

Low Calorie Brownies

Filed under: low calorie — Tags: , , , , , , , , — recipesbydebby @ 12:23 am

Great low calorie Brownies. This is a great recipe.

1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tablespoon warm water
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon instant espresso powder
1/2 cup butter, cut into small cubes
4 ounces dark or bittersweet chocolate room temperature & chopped into pieces
1 large egg, lightly beaten
2 large egg whites, lightly beaten
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup Splenda

In a small bowl, sift flour and baking powder together; set aside.

In another small bowl, blend the cocoa, water, vanilla, and espresso powder together; set aside.

In a large metal bowl set over a pan of hot, not simmering, water (bottom of the bowl should not touch the water), combine the butter and chocolate and let stand, stirring occasionally, until smooth and melted. (The mixture can be melted in the microwave on high power, stirring every 15 seconds. Remove when there are still a few lumps of chocolate and stir until fully melted).

In a medium-size bowl, combine the beaten eggs, sugar, and Splenda. Stir in the cocoa mixture. Add the melted chocolate/butter mixture and stir to combine. Stir in the flour mixture until mix , do not over stir.

Pour the batter into a lightly greased pan and smooth the top. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with a few moist crumbs attached, 18 to 20 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through baking (do not overbake – the brownies will still look under baked when you take them out of the oven. They will set up as they cool). Remove from oven and let cool completely, approximately 1 hour, on a wire rack before cutting.Bake at 375 degrees. For more ideas like this check out this site.


January 6, 2008

Easy Peanut Butter Cookies

Filed under: Cookies — Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , — recipesbydebby @ 12:14 am

Great peanut butter cookie and old family favorite. Always and easy recipe for the kids to help with. You can always use chunky peanut butter. But my family likes me to use creamy.

2 1/2 cups flour 1 cup sugar

1/4 tsp. salt 1/4 cup brown sugar

3/4 tsp. soda 1 cup peanut butter

3/4 cup margarine 2 eggs (well beaten)

Mix all ingredients together and then form into roll. Chill until firm enough to slice. Bake 8 to 10 minutes at 425 degrees.

December 31, 2009

High Energy Shake

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Great tasting energy drink that is good for you with high carbohydrates. You can change the taste of this by changing the fruit and the yogurt.

1 banana or other fruit
7 tsp. or 1 individual serving cup of yogurt (vanilla or fruit flavored)
1 c. orange juice
4 tsp. wheat germ

Bend all ingredients together in blender.

September 22, 2008

Spinach Salad

Filed under: Salads — Tags: , , , , , , — recipesbydebby @ 9:58 am

I was looking for a really good spinach salad recipe, I found this one and tried it out for a friend of mine who was coming to dinner this salad is so crispy and great tasting. This is the low calorie recipe but you could add boiled eggs and bacon. I think this one can measure up.

One eight ounce bag washed baby spinach
One cucumber
Two small tomatoes
Two stalks green onion or scallions
Three radishes
One half cup fat free cheddar cheese
One half cup fat free croutons
Four ounces fat free raspberry vinaigrette dressing

Peel the cucumber and cut into thin slices.
Cut the tomato into quarters.
Slice the radishes and scallions.
Mix all the vegetables together with the spinach in a large bowl.
Add the cheddar cheese.
Add the dressing and toss.
Top with croutons

January 24, 2008

Crab Dip Appetizer

Filed under: Appetizers — Tags: , , , , — recipesbydebby @ 11:43 am

This crab dip appetizer will bring out the seafood lover in you.

1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup sour cream
1 cup cooked crab meat
2 Tbsp minced shallots (or green onions or red onions)
1/2 teaspoon dried dill or 1 1/2 teaspoon fresh dill
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
1 teaspoon lemon juice

1 teaspoon of white wine vinegar or 1 1/2 teaspoons of dry white wine
1/2 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce
Salt and pepper

Combine mayonnaise, sour cream, shallots, dill, lemon zest, lemon juice, white wine vinegar, and Worcestershire sauce in a bowl. Fold in the crab meat. Salt and pepper to taste. Chill for 2 hours or overnight. Serve with crackers or carrots and celery

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This crab dip appetizer recipe will bring out the seafood lover in you.

January 10, 2008

Peanut Butter Bread

Filed under: Breads — Tags: , , , , , , — recipesbydebby @ 10:43 pm

This is a easy bread to make with a rich peanut butter taste. This is a great recipe to make for the family. Most families will have these items already at home, no reason to shop first.

3/4 cup sugar

1/2 cup peanut butter

1 tsp. vanilla

1-3/4 cup milk

2-1/4 cup flour

4 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp.salt

Cream together sugar,peanut butter, and vanilla. Add milk and mix well. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Add to creamed mixture and beat well. Place in a greased loaf pan and bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan.

Cheesecake Bars

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Easy recipe, and taste great.These are the best cheesecake bars around. cheesecake recipes can always be made with fewer calories by using low fat cream cheese.

1 box Duncan Hines Golden Butter Recipe cake mix

1 egg

1 stick of margarine

1 (8oz.) package cream cheese

2 eggs

1 pound box powdered sugar

Blend together the first 3 ingredients. Crumble and press into greased oblong pan. Then mix next 3 ingredients together and spread on top of bottom layer. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown. cool completely and cut into bars.

January 8, 2008

Banana Yogurt Salad

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Great low calorie salad. This recipe is easy to make and the kids will love and good for them. Check out some other ideas at

2 large bananas

2 cups yogurt

1/4 cup nuts (chopped)

orange sections


Peel and split bananas place in serving dish. Spoon 1 cup yogurt on each banana. Sprinkle with nuts; surround with orange sections and shredded lettuce.

Cottage Cheese Delight

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Low calorie recipe every one will love.This is such a quick recipe.Cottage cheese is very good and adding the whip cream makes it better. I do buy the fat free whipped topping.

1 quart cottage cheese

1 can crushed pineapples

1(6oz) box orange gelatin

1 small package miniature marshmallows

1 large container Cool Whip

Mix cottage cheese,pineapples and gelatin powder together. Blend in marshmallows and Cool Whip; chill before serving

This is a quick easy recipe to take to a party.

Aunt Mary’s Peanut Butter Pie

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16 oz. Cool Whip                                      1 1/2 cup powdered sugar

8 oz. cream cheese                                  1 1/2 cup peanut butter

Blend cream cheese and peanut butter and powdered sugar until smooth. Fold in cool whip.Pour into baked pie crust and chill.

Hint; You could put some chocolate shaving on the top to decorate.

No Crust Pie

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There is no crust on this pie. It’s is so easy and no one can say the crust was no good.

2 cups milk                                     3/4 cup coconut

3 lg. eggs                                           1 tsp vanilla

1/2 cup sugar                                  dash of salt

1/2 cup flour                                    1 tsp. baking powder

1/2 cup margarine

Beat all ingredients together in a blender for 1 minute. Pour into a 9 inch pie pan.

Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.

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