5 mini bags Nilla Wafer Minis-or use regular sized Nilla Wafers
8 ounces soft cream cheese
⅓ cup sugar
8 ounce tub cool whip
½ cup cherry preserves
1 can cherry pie filling
Line a loaf pan with Nilla Wafers across bottom. In a mixer beat cream cheese and sugar. When smooth, beat in cool whip. Spread half the cheesecake mixture over the cookies gently. Stir the preserves to loosen them and dollop over the cheesecake mixture. Spread gently. Add another layer of Nilla Wafers and top with the rest of the cheesecake mix. Pour on the Cherry Pie Filling. Park in fridge overnight and serve with some whipped cream! YUM!
In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Serve on croissants.
Test Kitchen tip
If you don’t keep dried cherries on hand, dried cranberries would also taste wonderful.
Croissants make these sandwiches special, but you can switch to whole wheat bread and save nearly 100 calories per serving.
1 sandwich: 616 calories, 39g fat (12g saturated fat), 92mg cholesterol, 613mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 3g fiber), 24g protein.
Originally published as Cherry Chicken Salad in Simple & Delicious April/May 2019
1 cup fresh or frozen pitted tart cherries, thawed
1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
1/4 cup chopped sweet onion
2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon seasoned salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
4 boneless pork loin chops (5 ounces each)
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon cold water
In a 6-qt. electric pressure cooker, combine the first six ingredients; top with pork chops. Lock lid; close pressure-release valve. Adjust to pressure-cook on high for 3 minutes. Quick-release pressure. A thermometer inserted in pork should read at least 145°. Press cancel.
Remove pork to a serving platter; keep warm. In a small bowl, mix cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into pressure cooker. Select saute setting and adjust for low heat. Simmer, stirring constantly, until thickened, 1-2 minutes. Serve with pork.
1 pork chop with 1/4 cup cherry mixture: 259 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 68mg cholesterol, 567mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 1g fiber), 29g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1 starch, 1/2 fat.
Originally published as Tart Cherry Chops Crock Pot Style in Skinny Instant Pot
1 jar (10 ounces) maraschino cherries, well drained and finely chopped
In a large saucepan, combine sugar, butter, milk and cocoa. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Cook and stir 3 minutes.
Remove from heat; stir in peanut butter and extracts until blended. Stir in oats and cherries. Drop mixture by tablespoonfuls onto waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Refrigerate until set. Store in airtight containers.
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