Jillian Michael Brownies

Carrie Says: These were modified slightly from the original recipe.

Jillian Michael Brownies
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 16
  • Serving size: 1
  • Calories: 82.8
  • Fat: 2.3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 16.2 g
  • Fiber: 1.2g
  • Protein: 1.3 g
Recipe type: Dessert
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  • ⅔ c. mild honey
  • ⅓ c. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ c. white whole wheat flour
  • ¼ tsp aluminum free baking powder
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ c. unsweetened apple sauce
  • ¾ tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large egg
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray an 8" square pan with olive oil. Set aside.
  2. Place the honey in a large glass measuring cup. Microwave on high power until the honey is runny & just bubbling, 45 to 60 seconds. Add cocoa & stir with a fork until well combined. Let cool to room temperature.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, place the flour, baking powder, baking soda, & salt. Whisk until well combined.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the applesauce, oil, egg, & vanilla. Whisk together until well blended. Add honey, cocoa mixture & whisk until smooth. Add the flour mixture to the liquid mixture & stir until no traces of flour remain. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan.
  5. Bake until the surface looks dry around the edges of the pan & a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with moist crumbs clinging to it, about 25 minutes. Do not overbake. Place the pan on a cooling rack & let cool completely before slicing into 16 squares.
  6. Store the brownies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.


Photo Courtesy of yum9me on Flickr

Chicken Salad

Chicken Salad
Recipe type: Lunch
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  • 1 c. chicken, chopped
  • 1 c. celery, chopped
  • 1 c. grapes, halved
  • ⅓ c. toasted pecans
  • ¼ c. green onions
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ⅔ c. Pace Picante Sauce (Mild)
  • ½ c. mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp honey
  1. Mix together the chicken, celery, grapes, salt, & pecans.
  2. Separately, mix together the Pace, honey, mayonnaise, & green onions.
  3. Combine both mixes together.

Photo Credit: Joshua Blount | Flickr

Balsamic Dressing

Submitted by Ruth


½ c. high-quality light olive oil ½ c. high-quality balsamic vinegar
1 tsp seeded mustard 1 tsp honey


  1. Place all ingredients in a sealed jar & shake until combined. 
  2. For a bit of a kick you can add a small amount of dried chili or paprika.

Balsamic-Glazed Salmon

Submitted by randilicious
Serves 6


6 (5 oz.) salmon fillets 4 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp white wine 1 tsp honey
1/3 c. balsamic vinegar 4 tsp Dijon mustard
salt & pepper to taste oregano to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil, & spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Coat a small saucepan with nonstick cooking spray. Over medium heat, cook & stir garlic until soft, about 3 minutes. Mix in white wine, honey, balsamic vinegar, mustard, & salt & pepper. Simmer, uncovered, for about 3 minutes, or until slightly thickened.
  3. Arrange salmon fillets on foil lined baking sheet. Brush fillets with balsamic glaze, & sprinkle with oregano.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 10-14 minutes, or until flesh flakes easily with a fork. Brush fillets with remaining glaze, & season with salt & pepper. Use a spatula to transfer fillets to serving platter, leaving the skin behind on the foil.
  5. Serve one fillet on a bed of steamed rice with some lightly sautéed vegetables (good with asparagus & green beans) on the side.

Bad but Delicious Honey Butter Chicken

Submitted by jennifer_ann7


½ c. flour 1 tsp salt
1 tsp paprika ¼ c. margarine or butter
1-2 lb boneless/skinless chicken breasts, cut into chunks 1/8 c. honey
1/8 c. butter 1/8 c. lemon juice


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Combine flour, salt, pepper, & paprika.
  3. Dredge chicken pieces in flour.
  4. Melt butter & pour into a baking pan.
  5. Add pieces of floured chicken in single layer, turning chicken to coat with butter.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes.
  7. Make honey butter sauce: Melt 1/8 c. butter in a pan. While melting add 1/8 c. lemon juice & 1/8 c. honey to butter, & mix with a whisk.
  8. After the chicken has cooked 10 minutes, pour honey butter sauce over chicken & cook an additional 10 minutes or until cooked through.