Sunday, February 1, 2009

No-Bake Chocolate Layer Cake

1 pkg. sugar-free/fat-free chocolate pudding mix
1 c. skim milk
2 c. low-fat Cool Whip (small tub)
1 10 oz. low-fat or fat-free loaf pound cake, slightly thawed
1/3 c. fat-free flavored coffee creamer (your choice of flavor, we used vanilla caramel)
Toasted sliced almonds, optional

1. Prepare pudding mix according to package instructions, using 1 c. milk. Cover and chill until firm, 10-15 min. Fold in Cool Whip.

2. While pudding chills, remove cake from loaf pan. Line pan with overlapping plastic wrap. Slice cake lengthwise into 4 layers. Brush coffee creamer evenly over each layer. Return 1 cake layer to pan; top with 1/2 c. pudding mixture, spreading to edge of layer. Repeat process with remaining cake layers and pudding mixture, ending with cake layer. Cover and chill remaining pudding mixture. Cover and chill cake at least 8 hours.

3. Remove cake from loaf pan; remove plastic wrap. Spread top and sides of cake with remaining pudding mixture; sprinkle with almonds if desires. Cut into slices to serve.

Yield: 8 servings, 4 points each.

Philly Cheesesteak Quesadillas

Makes 18 (1-wedge) servings.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes

2 tablespoons oil
1 pound boneless beef sirloin steak, cut in 1/2-inch cubes
1 medium onion, sliced thin
1 1/2 teaspoons seasoned salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
8 ounces Velveeta, cubed
6 flour tortillas (8-inch)

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Heat oil in large skillet on medium-high heat. Add beef; cook and stir until browned. Drain fat, if needed. Return beef to skillet. Add onion, seasoned salt and garlic powder; cook and stir 5 minutes. Add cheese; cook and stir until melted.

2. Place 3 tortillas on ungreased baking sheet. Spread 1/3 of the meat mixture evenly on each tortilla. Top with remaining tortillas. Lightly brush with oil. Sprinkle with additional seasoned salt, if desired.

3. Bake 5 minutes or until heated through. Cut into 3-inch wedges. Serve warm.

Nutritional Info
Calories: 109
Fat: 5 g
Carbohydrates: 6 g
Cholesterol: 25 mg
Sodium: 357 mg
Fiber: 0 g
Protein: 10 g
per serving