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

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Italian Meatballs

Italian Meatballs

Years ago I had an Italian neighbor who became a close friend. I always commented on her delicious meatballs and one day she shared the recipe with…

Salad Foodie
Mar 2011
Professional
13 votes
14955 views
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
10140 views
Overnight Refrigerator Yeast Rolls

Overnight Refrigerator Yeast Rolls

Refrigerator yeast rolls are the answer to busy days and holiday dinners. Divide the roll making process into…

Salad Foodie
Nov 2014
Professional
1 vote
108 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
8591 views
Creole Perfect Sweet Potato Pie

Creole Perfect Sweet Potato Pie

I have made this recipe for years. There is none better - or so I've been told by some serious and knowing Creole cooks. And while some may say…

Amos Miller
Mar 2011
Professional
2 votes
2711 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
5373 views
Apple Harvest Cake

Apple Harvest Cake

For apple season this is a slam-dunk! It's especially pleasing for its moistness and chunks of apple, plus folks appreciate a cake without frosting…

Salad Foodie
Nov 2014
Professional
1 vote
344 views
Pear & Fig Chutney

Pear & Fig Chutney

I still had a few pears from the orchard and the figs are almost finished. Why not a Pear & Fig chutney? Easily done! This is everything a…

Amos Miller
Nov 2011
Professional
9 votes
4824 views
Good Stuff Dessert (a chocolate pudding trifle)

Good Stuff Dessert (a chocolate pudding trifle)

Years ago a friend gave me this recipe saying it is as the name says, truly “Good Stuff.” Layers start with a…

Salad Foodie
Jun 2012
Professional
5 votes
3642 views
San Antone Black Bean Salad

San Antone Black Bean Salad

With friends and family living in the great state of Texas, my frequent visits have always meant new flavor profiles to experience, new ways to…

Amos Miller
Jan 2011
Professional
9 votes
4281 views
Crowd-wowing Flat Apple Pie!

Crowd-wowing Flat Apple Pie!

In my all time top FAVS of pie recipes, this pastry is like a Texas-size turnover! Baked in a jelly roll pan, it’s a cinch to transport to meetings…

Salad Foodie
Nov 2012
Professional
3 votes
3675 views
Cauliflower & Potatoes ~ Indian style

Cauliflower & Potatoes ~ Indian style

I have never been a really big fan of cauliflower, but I love potatoes and spices. This dish, known as 'Alu…

Amos Miller
Jan 2012
Professional
8 votes
2869 views
Mrs. Harvey’s White Fruitcake

Mrs. Harvey’s White Fruitcake

Let me say right up front - fruitcake gets a bad rap. My theory is that many object to the darker types, with lots of spice and molasses. Or the…

Salad Foodie
Dec 2011
Professional
1 vote
2864 views
Focaccia with Olives and Rosemary (Bread Machine or Conventional Method)

Focaccia with Olives and Rosemary (Bread Machine or Conventional Method)

Hot, fresh and homemade Focaccia with olives and herbs - what could be…

Salad Foodie
Nov 2012
Professional
2 votes
4949 views
Rich Sauce with White Eggplant & Herbs

Rich Sauce with White Eggplant & Herbs

Eggplant has nothing to do with eggs - unless you dip and bread them. This sauce is a knockout! We grow…

Amos Miller
Sep 2011
Professional
12 votes
2367 views