REINDEER CUPCAKES…so easy & cute for Christmas! Fun! Fun hunting and eating.

These Reindeer Cupcakes are totally adorable. Rudolph really does have a very shiny red

Reindeer-Cupcakes-2Make these in minutes. Great kids project, snack and family time. The whole family will love making and eating these, get the kids to help dReindeer-Cupcakes-wiht-Pretzel-Antlers-Tutorial--550x458ecorate the nose!

Snowmen Cookies

Snowmen Cookies
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It’s been a while since I’ve made these Snowmen Cookies…and then I realized, even though you may have seen them before I had to share them.
Recipe type: Snacks
Serves: 24
  • 1 package (16 oz) Vanilla CANDIQUIK® Coating
  • 24 Nutter Butter® cookies
  • Confetti sprinkles
  • Orange chocolate-coated sunflower seeds
  • Black edible marker (ex: Americolor Gourmet Writer™)
  • Decorative cake writing icing
  1. Melt Vanilla CANDIQUIK® Coating in Melt and Make Microwaveable Tray™ according to directions on package.
  2. Dip cookies in melted CANDIQUIK® and place on wax paper.
  3. Press (3) round confetti sprinkles as buttons and (1) orange coated sunflower seed as the nose.
  4. Once dry, create faces with edible marker and hats with decorative icings.

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Apple Pear Salsa with Cinnamon Chips

Apple Pear Salsa with Cinnamon Chips
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For a fun treat that's sure to be requested at all your parties, try this appetizer. The salsa offers good-for-you fruits, and the crunchy home-baked chips are healthy alternative to commercial snacks. —Courtney Fons of Brighton, Michigan This recipe is: a Contest Winning, Healthy, Quick , and Diabetic Friendly
Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: 12
  • 6 flour tortillas (8 inches)
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 4 cups finely chopped tart apples (about 2 medium)
  • 1 cup finely chopped ripe pear
  • ½ cup quartered seedless red grapes
  • ½ cup chopped celery
  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange peel
  1. Coat both sides of each tortilla with cooking spray. Combine the sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over broth sides of tortillas.
  2. Cut each into eight wedges. Place on baking sheets. Bake at 400° for 4-5 minutes or until crisp.
  3. Meanwhile, for salsa, in a small bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Serve with the cinnamon chips. Yield: 12 servings.
  4. Nutritional Analysis: One serving (1/2 cup salsa with 4 chips) equals 141 calories, 3 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 129 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fruit, ½ fat.


Watermelon Cups, Appetizer, Diabetic Friendly
Watermelon Cups

Watermelon Cups
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Watermelon Cups Recipe Quick and Diabetic Friendly This lovely appetizer is almost too pretty to eat! Sweet watermelon cubes hold a refreshing topping that showcases cucumber, red onion and fresh herbs.
Serves: 16
  • 16 seedless watermelon cubes (1 inch)
  • ⅓ cup finely chopped cucumber
  • 5 teaspoons finely chopped red onion
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh mint
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh cilantro
  • ½ to 1 teaspoon lime juice
  1. Using a small melon baller or measuring spoon, scoop out the center of each watermelon cube, leaving a ¼-in. shell (save pulp for another use).
  2. In a small bowl, combine the remaining ingredients; spoon into watermelon cubes. Yield: 16 appetizers.
Diabetic Exchange: Free food.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Calories: 7 Trans fat: trace Carbohydrates: 2g Sodium: 1mg Fiber: trace Protein: trace Cholesterol: 0


Quick Applesauce – Apple Season

Quick Applesauce – Apple Season

You just got a bunch of fresh apples, and you are afraid that they are going to go bad.You can make up a quick batch of applesauce that will keep in the refrigerator for 10-12 days.

Wash 6-8 apples, then core and quarter.

Place the apples into a saucepan and cover with 1/4 cup water.

Bring to a simmer and cover until the apples have cooked to a mush.

Puree in a blender or with a food mixer and add sugar to taste.

Place in an airtight container and refrigerate.