Chaotic Kristy

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Category: Food

Velvety Vegetable-Cheese Soup

This cheesy vegetable soup is as easy as it is velvety – made with prepared broth, a package of frozen broccoli and carrots, and cubed VELVEETA.   Prep time: 25 mins Total time: 25 mins Calories: 190 Servings: 6 servings at 1 cup each Ingredients: 1 pkg.  (16 oz.) frozen broccoli, cauliflower and carrot blend 2 cans  (14-1/2 oz. each) fat-free reduced-sodium…

Mediterranean Penne Pasta

A colorful pasta-tomato dish spiked with the flavors of olives, garlic, capers and fresh basil Time: Hands On: 15 minutes Total Time: 25 minutes Servings: Makes 8 servings (about 1-1/4 cups each) Calorie Count: 299 Ingredients 1 pkg (16 oz each) dry penne pasta, uncooked 1/3 cup Fleischmann’s® Made with Olive Oil Spread-tub 3 tablespoons chopped ripe olives 3 cloves…

Roasted Carrots and Squash with Maple Pecans

Carrots and squash roasted in a maple- and apple-flavored glaze, topped with glazed pecans. Time: Hands On: 30 minutes Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes Servings: Makes 12 servings (1/2 cup each) Calorie Count: 183 Ingredients 1 cup chopped pecans 4 tablespoons Fleischmann‘s® Original Spread-tub, divided 5 tablespoons maple-flavored pancake syrup, divided 1 large butternut squash (1 large = about…

Kenyan Corn and Bean Stew

Ingredients: 1 cup dried kidney beans, soaked overnight, or 2 1/2 cups cooked kidney beans 1 tablespoon expeller-pressed canola oil 1 yellow onion, chopped 3 tablespoons tomato paste 3 cups corn kernels, fresh (from 4 ears) or frozen 2 potatoes, cut into 1/2-inch cubes 3/4 teaspoon fine sea salt Directions: If using dried beans, drain and place in a medium…

Baked Bruschetta Shrimp

Ingredients: 1lb.  (450 g) frozen uncooked deveined peeled medium shrimp, thawed, well drained 2 plum tomatoes, chopped 2 green onions, chopped 1 clove  garlic, minced 1/4 cup  Kraft Extra Virgin Olive Oil Sun-Dried Tomato Dressing 1 cup  Kraft 4 Cheese Italiano Shredded Cheese Directions: HEAT oven to 400ºF. COMBINE all ingredients except cheese in 9-inch pie plate. BAKE 15 to 18 min. or until shrimp turn pink and…

Homemade popcorn

Nothing is better than to sit and watch a show on Netflix with my family. What would be a better thing to do while watching a show, than eating homemade popcorn. Last year I found a popcorn popper at a thrift store for $1.50. At that price, I had to buy it. To my surprise it actually worked. Now I can…

Yacon Root Syrup Review

Product Review: Yacon Root Syrup Company: Life And Food Price Range: $19.77 – $39.99 Who Would Buy This? Someone looking for a low calorie natural sweetener. Pros: 100% pure raw organic syrup formula with no added preservatives High in prebiotics and probiotics Supports healthy digestion No GMO, No Soy, Gluten free Tastes good Yacon syrup has shown to remain low in calories…

Aspartame free chewing gum

Ok I’m so damn excited!!!! I have gone forever without chewing gum. This is like my favorite thing to do is chew gum and I had to live without it. Most chewing gum (every kind they sell at the cashier counter) contains aspartame. Aspartame gives me SEVERE migraines. Yes severe, not the kind that you take a pill and you’re…