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Donna's Apple Crostata With Streusel Topping

This is such as attractive dessert that your guests will think you went to a lot of work but it is really simple to prepare. Enjoy it without guilt because it has half the calories and half the fat of the original recipes.

Donna's Apple Pork Stew

The combination of pork and potatoes with apples and caraway seeds make a fantastic flavorful meal.

Donna's Black Bean Hummus

Combine black beans and garbanzo beans for a flavorful spread with fewer calories than the traditional hummus.

Donna's Beef Bourguignon

Inspired by the movie "Julia and Julie," I adapted Julies Child?s famous Beef Bourguignon. I simplified it although it is still takes about an hour to prepare and two hours to bake. I also modified some of the ingredients but it is truly full flavored and wonderful.

Donna's Corn, Pepper & Tomato Salad

I love the color and textures in this salad. Serve it on the side with a grilled hamburger or steak or make it a meal with whole grain bread.

Donna's Zucchini Oatmeal Cake With Walnut Crumble Topping

I love a recipe that is easy to make and also it turns out so good. It has a coffee-cake-type texture but it is good for nibbling any time. Just combine all the cake ingredients in one bowl and mix it up. The bonus is that it is low in fat and calories too!

Donna's Ratatouille

Ratatouille is a rustic Mediterranean dish that can be created with a variety of fall vegetables. Start with eggplant and add a combination of onions, zucchini, peppers, and tomatoes. Prepare it with only vegetables or add sausage for extra flavor. Ratatouille also makes a great topping for pizza or serve it as Brochette on toasted French bread.

Donna's Waldorf Salad With Wheat Berries

Add an interesting nutty texture to an ordinary Waldorf salad. The wheat berries are a high fiber whole grain. They can be found in the specialty grain section of your supermarket.

Donna's Cream Puffs

It is an easy recipe but it does take a strong arm to stir the flour and egg mixture together. Cream puffs may seem decadent but they can be lower in calories than you might think. Some calories are cut by combining sugar-free pudding with the real whipped cream.