Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake

Recipe Adapted From:
Weight Watchers

1 box Spice Cake Mix
15 oz. can of pumpkin
½ cup water

Combine ingredients and mix well with mixer. Pour into lightly sprayed 9×13 baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 32-35 minutes. Cool. Cut into 20 pieces. Serve with fat-free Cool Whip. 1 point per serving.
For bundt pan, spray lightly and bake 38-40 minutes or until done. Can heat 2 Tbsp. of canned cream cheese frosting in microwave and drizzle over cake. Serves 20. 1 point per serving.

Notes & Tips:
I made this as a bundt cake. I "iced" it with about 1/2 cup canned vanilla frosting that I melted in the microwave for 25 seconds and poured over the cake. If you're using this for weight watchers it's 1 point for 1/20 of the cake. You can make this as muffins if you'd rather, just cook for about 20-23 mins. instead. Super easy, quick, and not horrible for you.

Honey Sauced Chicken

Recipe Adapted From:
mmmcafe (Pinterest)

3/4 pound chicken (of your choice)
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/8 cup chopped onion (or 1/16 cup onion soup mix)
1/8 cup ketchup
1 Tbs. vegetable oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes

Season both sides of chicken with salt and pepper, put into crock pot. In a small bowl, combine honey, soy sauce, onion, ketchup, oil, garlic and pepper flakes. Pour over chicken. Cook on low for 3 hours or on high 1 1/2 hours. Chicken into bite size pieces, then return to pot and toss with sauce. Serve over rice or noodles.

To bake chicken as a 30 minute meal:
Dice chicken and season both sides with salt and pepper, place in 8x8 pan. Pour sauce over chicken and bake at 350 for 20 minutes, stirring after 10 minutes.

Notes & Tips:
I chose to do this using the oven instead of the crock pot since I have a huge crockpot and I didn't feel like cleaning all that up. The recipe was very good, but I would suggest serving it with rice and not noodles since the noodles got a bit slippery. I did think the sauce was a little thin, so I thickened it up with a little cornstarch.

Serves 2