The Parent Trap: Featuring Guy Fieri and Anne Burrell

Guy Fieri and Anne Burrell look like they’re playing the fraternal twins in a community theater production of Twelfth Night.

12thnightOn second thought, I’m pretty sure these two were born from the same sun burnt uterus behind a Jacksonville Hooters. Separated at birth, they reconnected at the Food Network when their eyes met across the toilet seat as they snorted cocaine and Philly cheese steaks.

Third thought, that picture is really just a composite of Nancy Grace’s twins using age progression software.

Obsessed With: Hungry Girl

If you haven’t heard of Hungry Girl, it’s basically a website, cookbook series, and TV show that this lady Lisa Lillien started, where she takes good food and makes it less good (but less calories…you win some, you lose some). Some of her recipes are questionable. Like anything that should be fried, she coats in egg whites and crushed up Fiber One cereal and bakes. I’ve made her onion rings…they taste like onions rolled in Fiber One… and then 10 minutes after eating your intestines start screaming.

The dessert recipes are good, though- the low fat pumpkin pie filling tastes just like the real thing, and I just made some apple fritters that I thought were good.

Fuji Fritters

For Apple Mixture:
3 cups peeled Fuji apple chunks
3 tablespoons Splenda (or 5 Stevia packets)
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon cinnamon (or apple pie spice)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For Fritter Base:
1 1/3 cups regular oats (not instant)
2/3 cup Bisquick Heart Smart baking mix
2/3 cup light vanilla soymilk (or skim with a teaspoon vanilla extract)
2 tablespoons brown sugar (not packed)
1 1/2 tablespoons light whipped butter or light buttery spread
1 teaspoon baking powder

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Place apple chunks in a medium microwave-safe bowl with 1/4 cup of water. Cover and microwave for 2 1/2 minutes. Once bowl is cool enough to handle, drain water and set aside.

In a medium pot, combine Splenda, cinnamon, vanilla and cornstarch with 1/2 cup cold water. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Cook and stir until thickened to a caramel sauce consistency. Remove from heat and stir in apple chunks. Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients for fritter base until mixed well. Fold in apple mixture.

Spray a 12-piece cupcake tin with non stick cooking spray, and spoon in batter evenly.

Bake 10-15 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center of the fritter comes out clean. Allow to cool slightly before eating.
Makes 12 servings
Per serving (1 fritter): 93 calories, 1.75g fat, 121mg sodium, 17.5g carbs, 1.5g fiber, 5.5g sugars, 2g protein