Saturday, February 19, 2011

Here's one for ya......

Okay my dear readers, I'm feeling great about my decision for balance. It's been a great couple of days focusing on and cleaning out some much needed areas including my guest bathroom, Coppers  food bowls, and Ave's bedroom just to name a few. All in all the pressure to perform and exceed far beyond my abilities leaves me feeling very healthful.

With that said, today's post is just a recipe, one dag-gone-good-one I might add. Feel free to add or take away, but keep in mind my version is nutritious yet very scrumptious.

Twice baked potatoes with caramelized onions
and lite cheese sauce

I love caramelized onions but most kids don't. Just add all ingredients, leaving out the onions, and fill a couple potato skins for the kiddos before you mix in the onions.

Twice baked potatoes with caramelized onions
and lite cheese sauce


4 large baking potatoes (bake at 400 until tender, 30-40 minutes
2 cups steamed broccoli
1 large onion, sliced thin 
2 heaping Tablespoons Brummel & Brown
2 oz lite organic cream cheese 
splash of nonfat organic milk
3 Tb olive oil
salt and pepper
paprika for garnish
1/4 cup sharp cheddar for garnish

Cheese sauce

This recipe I found from Eating well but of course used my choice of quality products.


Preheat oven to 400

For onions: Heat a large heavy bottom skillet over medium heat with 3 Tb olive oil. Quarter large onion and slice thin. Add to heated pan and season with salt and pepper. Coat onions in oil and turn heat down to low. Allow to cook about 45 minutes stirring occasionally. You want the onions to become soft and golden brown. They should be very sweet at the end of the cooking time. This would be a good time to bake your potatoes.

Cut baked potatoes lengthwise and scoop out the flesh into a medium size bowl. Add Brummel brown, cream cheese and milk. Mash everything together until somewhat smooth. Season with salt and pepper. Add caramelized onions, and steamed broccoli. Fold this into the potato mixture and season if need be with salt and pepper. Scoop into potato skins and sprinkle with a little cheese, and a sprinkle of paprika.

Place potatoes in baking dish sprayed with cooking spray. Bake at 400 for 20-25 minutes. This would be a good time to make your cheese sauce. You want the tops of potatoes to be slightly crusted and cheese melted. Pour cheese sauce over the top of each potato. Serves 4-6 (depending on size of potatoes)



  1. mouth just started to water! This is wonderful and so so yummy..awesome photos too!

  2. I loved this for our Mom/Daughter/Granddaughter Wednesday sleepover! It was delicious and you can fix it anytime!!! XXOO

  3. Yum! I might have to try this one. :D

  4. Great recipe! I haven't had twice baked potatoes in such a long time! This one looks fantastic!

  5. Well, you could put just about anything on a potato and I'd be happy!! Looks scrumptious girl!!

  6. Glad you were able to find a light cheese sauce:) It just wouldn't be a baked potato with broccoli with out cheese sauce:)

  7. OH... this looks yummy! Wishing I had this tonight!!

  8. That cheese sauce just takes it over the top! I'll take mine with an extra serving of onions, thank you!
    Doesn't it feel so good when you get the kid's room clean? We did that last week, I took an entire day and just cleaned, sorted and organized. Felt really good.

  9. This sounds and looks so delicious! My family would love this recipe. Can't wait til I'm feeling better again to be able to tackle more household chores. Glad you are finding balance.

  10. Ang, just wanted to let you know that we left you a Stylish award on our blog!

  11. Oh, my. Those potatoes look amazing!! I am drooling.