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Easy & Delicious Valentines Day Dinner & Dessert

I get tired of cooking , but my husband and I know I cook better than many places.

Plus when you cook at home you can control salt etc….

Watching your calories? Yet want a decadent Valentines Day Dessert?
It’s cake it’s pudding and it’s delicious

What You Need

7 oz. (1/2 of 14-oz. loaf) fat-free marble loaf cake, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices

2 pkg. (1.4 oz. each) JELL-O Chocolate Flavor Sugar Free Fat Free Instant Pudding

2-1/2 cups cold fat-free milk

2 cups thawed COOL WHIP FREE Whipped Topping, divided

2 cups fresh raspberries

1/4 cup chocolate syrup

Make It

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Cover bottom of 9-inch square pan with cake slices, cutting and piecing slices to fit. Beat pudding mixes and milk with whisk 2 min. (Pudding will be thick.) Stir in 1 cup COOL WHIP; spread over cake slices.

Refrigerate 2 hours or until firm.

Top with remaining COOL WHIP and berries just before serving. Drizzle with syrup.

Ravioli With Tomatoes, White Beans, and Escarole
Try a whole wheat ravioli, which is a great source of fiber. Fiber, also found in white beans, will help you to feel full longer.


1 (9-ounce) package fresh four-cheese ravioli

1 (15- to 16-ounce) can Great Northern or navy beans, rinsed and drained

1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained

1/2 teaspoon dried basil

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper

6 cups chopped fresh escarole or spinach

1/4 cup water

1/4 cup (1 ounce) grated Asiago cheese


1. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat.
2. Combine the beans, tomatoes, basil, oregano, and red pepper in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil; stir in escarole. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 3 minutes or until escarole is wilted. Stir in pasta and 1/4 cup water; cook 1 minute or until thoroughly heated. Sprinkle with cheese.

Iceberg Wedges

Head lettuce gets a bad rap sometimes .

I almost always prefer things like romaine or arugula or other leafy greens in my salads. They are healthier and packed with more vitamins and minerals.
But there’s something about that crunch you get when you bite into a perfectly crisp piece of iceberg lettuce.

And it’s economical

Here my version of a wedge salad.
Take a head of iceberg and smack the core on a hard surface counter etc….
The core will come right off

Now…Slice head of lettuce in half through core. Cut each half into three wedges. Cut each wedge in half again. The top leaves will just be “stacked” since the core is not there to hold them together (the toothpick will serve in its place). The bottom ones will be little mini wedges.

Spear 3-4 tomato halves with toothpick and secure into each lettuce wedge or stack. Drizzle with blue cheese dressing  or whatever you like best and sprinkle with bacon bits optional (I used vegan bacon )  chopped onion , crumbled hard boiled egg what ever you want.
Season with  tiny pinch pepper.

Have a Great Day enjoy ……


The body always knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is listening and doing what your body needs. I was diagnosed with Osteoarthritis in 2012, Avascular Necrosis aka Osteonecrosis in my knee in 2014 and Factor V Leiden hetero, and Spondylolisthesis 2016 Health Advocate-Health Activist-World Changer Love photography, cooking, hiking, walking ,traveling and learning to live a new normal since my diagnosis. My Links Facebook Main Profile Main Blog Twitter - Instagram - and Support Group Avascular Necrosis/Osteonecrosis Support Int’l Awareness for Avascular Necrosis & Other Conditions of The Bone and Joints Avascular Necrosis Awareness Day November 29 – working with elected officials to get this recognized in all states Avascular Necrosis-Osteonecrosis Knowledge and Education Facebook Link

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