Birthday party recipes with 400 or fewer calories added by professional chefs

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CEVICHE! ~ Costa Rican Style

CEVICHE! ~ Costa Rican Style

My buddy, Ed, of Puerto Rican descent, spent his time in the Air Force in Central and South America. Ed's favorite dish: ceviche! He tells endless…

Amos Miller
Jan 2012
Professional
7 votes
8029 views
Lemon Pastry Squares (a.k.a Lemon Brownies) - a new take on Lemon Bars!

Lemon Pastry Squares (a.k.a Lemon Brownies) - a new take on Lemon Bars!

This recipe has been circulating around the Internet as “Lemon Brownies”,…

Salad Foodie
May 2013
Professional
15 votes
7245 views
Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Chicken Lettuce Wraps

This is one of those dishes that I have to order every single time I go to Chinatown and see them on the menu. I love the crunch of the lettuce,…

Joanne Weir
Jul 2008
Professional
56 votes
90467 views
Sea Scallop Insalta Caprese

Sea Scallop Insalta Caprese

Starting off with an appetizer? An easy way to make seared scallops, pan fried outside on the grill in a little olive oil. After they are browned…

Claudia lamascolo
Feb 2010
Professional
15 votes
4611 views
Hummingbird Sheet Cake

Hummingbird Sheet Cake

Southern Living Magazine is credited with first publishing Hummingbird Cake recipe in 1978, submitted by Mrs. L.H. Wiggins of Greensboro, N.C. No…

Salad Foodie
Feb 2012
Professional
1 vote
3843 views
Skinny, Mini Mexican Meatball Tostada Appetizers

Skinny, Mini Mexican Meatball Tostada Appetizers

Delight your guests with these itty, bitty meatballs atop a mini tostada. This is such a yummy and simple…

Skinny Kitchen with Nancy Fox
Jun 2012
Professional
4 votes
4325 views
Everything Goes Oatmeal Coookies

Everything Goes Oatmeal Coookies

This is an original recipe. I was making them, years ago, because my children wanted a "loaded" oatmeal cookie…

J. Gino Genovesi
Dec 2013
Professional
5 votes
3081 views
Chewy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bar Cookies

Chewy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bar Cookies

Quick to make, these bar cookies are a sister version of drop cookies (the dough can actually be made into…

Salad Foodie
Apr 2013
Professional
3 votes
2820 views
Sand Art Bars (Brownie Mix in a Jar: Holiday Gift Idea!)

Sand Art Bars (Brownie Mix in a Jar: Holiday Gift Idea!)

This is one of the “bars in jars” recipes so popular a few years ago, and every so often during the holidays I…

Salad Foodie
Dec 2011
Professional
2 votes
1904 views
Raw Vegetable Salad for a Crowd

Raw Vegetable Salad for a Crowd

Like many of my recipes, this one has been hanging around since the '70's, and it is always a huge hit. I have never tried to alter it in any way,…

A.L. Wiebe
Jan 2012
Professional
3 votes
3193 views
Asian-style Deep Fried Chicken Wings

Asian-style Deep Fried Chicken Wings

I have been making this version of chicken wings for years now, and they are always a hit. This is just the…

A.L. Wiebe
May 2011
Professional
2 votes
2390 views
Skinny Mexican Style Chicken and Cornbread Casserole

Skinny Mexican Style Chicken and Cornbread Casserole

My husband and I love this main course casserole so much, we ended up eating it 3 days in a row! The skinny for…

Skinny Kitchen with Nancy Fox
Jan 2013
Professional
1 vote
1992 views
My standard recipe for all of my cakes

My standard recipe for all of my cakes

I am sure that those of you that look over my cake recipes have noticed a certain pattern with all of my cakes.…

Cupcake Vixen
Jul 2012
Professional
1 vote
1660 views
Zucchini Smeriato ( Scalloped Zucchini)

Zucchini Smeriato ( Scalloped Zucchini)

There are many zucchini recipes, but this is one that I kinda made up. It is nourishing, a good Lenten dish…

J. Gino Genovesi
Jan 2014
Professional
3 votes
2043 views
Creole Pralines

Creole Pralines

Better than a cookie (sorry bakers, but this is a Creole group) and with the true taste of New Orleans, Creole Pralines are one of the signature…

Amos Miller
Feb 2011
Professional
5 votes
1875 views