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Thyme Roasted Grapes with Honey Whipped Ricotta

This recipe was the winner of our Fall/Winter 2014 Recipe Contest. Allison Howe is a Colorado blogger and this recipe originally appeared on dontpanicmom.com


  • Whipped Honey Ricotta
  • 1/2 Cup Whole Milk Ricotta CheeseCracker-View
  • 1/4 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 2 Tablespoons Honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla
  • Thyme Roasted Grapes
  • 1 Large Bunch Red or Black Seedless Grapes
  • 2 Tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Honey
  • A few sprigs of fresh Thyme, extra to garnish
  • Salt and Freshly Ground Pepper
  • Whole Wheat 34 Degrees Crisps


  • Start with making your Honey Whipped Ricotta. In a medium mixing bowl, whip ingredients together using an immersion blender or hand mixer. When texture is light with small peaks, cover and refrigerate.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Wash grapes and pat dry with a towel. Line a casserole dish or cast iron skillet with parchment paper. Place grapes inside and drizzle with oil and honey. Break up your thyme into smaller sprigs and intersperse among grapes. Finish with a few cranks of salt and pepper.
  • Cook for 30 minutes and then check to see if your grapes have burst or puckered. The grapes are perfect if they have a bit of dark caramelized spots and a few have burst. If you have larger grapes, then you’ll need to roast a little longer. If this is the case, increase the heat to 450 degrees for another 5 minutes.
  • To Serve
  • Allow grapes to cool for about 10 minutes and then plate on a large platter, including all of the juice. Accompany your grapes with a decorative bowl full of Honey Whipped Ricotta and Whole Wheat Crisps. Garnish with additional thyme.
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Morning Power Muffins

Ingredients: protein muffin pic

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup whey protein powder, unflavored (about 2 scoops)
  • 1/4 cup ground flax seeds (flax seed meal)
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 1/4 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3/4 cup sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup chopped cooked lean ham


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and spray muffin tins with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Mix dry ingredients (flour through flax seed meal).
  3. In another bowl, mix oil, buttermilk, egg whites and honey. Add cheese and chopped ham.
  4. Gently stir dry ingredients into wet ingredients until just mixed.
  5. Spoon mixture into 12 prepared muffin tins.
  6. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until slightly browned on top.
  7. Refrigerate or freeze and microwave for 15-30 seconds before serving for best results.

Nutrition Information per serving (1 muffin): 237 calories, 12 g protein (including 3 g whey protein), 24 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 10 g fat, 2 g saturated fat, 288 mg sodium.

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Homemade Eggnog


  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp whole cloves
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 6 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 cups whipped cream


Heat the milk, vanilla and spices, slowly bringing to a boil. Meanwhile, whisk the eggs and sugar. Once the milk mixture has come to a boil, add the eggs and sugar and heat to 160⁰F – approximately 2-3 minutes. Pour through a strainer to remove any cooked egg and the whole cloves. Chill overnight. Before serving, whip 2 cups of heavy whipping cream in a bowl, using a whisk or electric mixer. Whisk until frothy. Add whipped cream to chilled eggnog mixture and combine well. Enjoy!

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Cappuccino Eggnog

Makes 6 Servings
Prep Time: 15min
Cook Time: 10min


Perk up classic eggnog with espresso powder and an orange peel garnish.


  • 6 beaten egg yolks
  • 3 cups LACTAID® Reduced Fat Milk
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon instant espresso coffee powder
  • ¼ cup coffee liqueur (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Orange peel strips
  1. In a heavy medium saucepan mix the egg yolks, LACTAID®Reduced Fat Milk, and sugar. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture just coats a metal spoon, about 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat. Place the pan in a sink or bowl of ice water and stir for 2 minutes. Stir in instant coffee, coffee liqueur (if desired) and vanilla. Cover and chill for 4 to 24 hours.
  2. Garnish each serving with orange peel strips.

Submitted byMakers of LACTAID® Brand Products

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