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
12 votes
9486 views
Angel Food Waldorf Cake

Angel Food Waldorf Cake

A company-best cake recipe with real WOW factor, from my recipe archives. Originally from the Betty Crocker Recipe Card Library (1971) though the…

Salad Foodie
Apr 2014
Professional
1 vote
227 views
Baked Artichoke Dip

Baked Artichoke Dip

Five ingredients and about 15 minutes of prep work are all that’s needed to bring this bubbly and golden dip to your guests. One recipe serves about…

Salad Foodie
Apr 2014
Professional
2 votes
218 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
6043 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
5650 views
Lentils & Vegetables ~ Moroccan Style

Lentils & Vegetables ~ Moroccan Style

I began making this dish in the 1970s and it has evolved since then into a great Winter favorite. This will…

Amos Miller
Jan 2012
Professional
3 votes
1160 views
THE Bacardi Rum Cake.....adjusted for today's box cake mixes

THE Bacardi Rum Cake.....adjusted for today's box cake mixes

Several years ago Bacardi’s Rum Cake recipe used an 18 ½ ounce cake mix and box of instant vanilla pudding mix.…

Salad Foodie
Dec 2012
Professional
4 votes
6857 views
Shrimp and Spinach Saute' Recipe

Shrimp and Spinach Saute' Recipe

A great wine sauce with shrimp and spinach. Great over pasta, rice, or even a baked potato..

Claudia lamascolo
Apr 2014
Professional
2 votes
422 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
2942 views
Florentine Salisbury Steak

Florentine Salisbury Steak

This dish is restaurant quality food which when served with mashed potatoes and green beans makes a delightful presentation. At home,this was a…

J. Gino Genovesi
Jun 2013
Professional
1 vote
1689 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
4005 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
2149 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
2539 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
1804 views
BEST EVER PEANUT BRITTLE

BEST EVER PEANUT BRITTLE

I never knew how good peanut brittle was until I made this and I also never knew how easy it was. You just need to make sure you have a candy…

Claudia lamascolo
Jan 2014
Professional
4 votes
1330 views