Monday, January 10, 2011

Kristy's Cinnamon Ring

1 can Pillsbury Reduced-Fat Cinnamon rolls w/icing
1 8oz. pkg. lite cream cheese
1/4 cup sugar
2 tsp light sour cream
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp vanilla

Heat oven to 350. Grease 9” pie plate. Unroll cinnamon rolls and recoil around pie plate. Set icing aside. Beat cream cheese, sugar and other ingredients. Spread between cinnamon rolls. Bake for 25-35 minutes. Cool 5 minutes. Nuke icing in microwave a few seconds until easily drizzled. Drizzle over rolls and serve warm.

Bacon Pierogi Bake

Source: Adapted from Cooking Light, December 2010
Yield: 4 servings

(16-ounce) package frozen potato and onion pierogies (such as Mrs. T's)
Cooking spray
2 turkey bacon slices, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/3 cup (3 ounces) 1/3-less-fat cream cheese
1/2 cup fat-free, lower-sodium chicken broth
1/2 cup (2 ounces) low-fat shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/4 cup thinly diagonally sliced green onions
1/4 cup chopped seeded plum tomato
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1. Preheat oven to 400°.
2. Arrange the pierogies in an 11 x 7-inch glass baking dish coated with cooking spray. Cook bacon in a saucepan over medium heat until crisp; remove from pan. Set aside.
3. Add garlic to drippings in pan, and cook for 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Add 1/3 cup cream cheese to pan, and cook for 1 minute or until cream cheese begins to melt, stirring frequently. Gradually add chicken broth to pan, stirring with a whisk until smooth. Pour the cream cheese mixture evenly over pierogies. Top evenly with 1/2 cup cheddar cheese.

Bake at 400° for 20 minutes or until bubbly and thoroughly heated. Remove from oven, and sprinkle with bacon, green onions, tomato, and pepper.