Tags: Casserole, cook, Dairy, Home, Olive oil, Oven, Recreation, Stoneware
You’ve had a hectic day, but luckily you had a frozen casserole in the freezer! Unfortunately, you were in such a rush you have no idea how long ago you popped it in the oven. To tell if your casserole is heated through, insert a butter knife into the center, lift it out, then slowly and carefully press it to your wrist. If the knife is hot, you’ll know the casserole is too.
Tags: Calorie, Canola, Carbohydrate, Dietary fiber, Old El Paso, Sea salt, Taco Bell, Tortilla
Today’s Menu: Old El Paso Stand ‘n Stuff Soft Flour Tortillas w/ Ground Turkey and all the Fix’ins
Well the rainy and snowy weather was pushed back until early tomorrow and today was gorgeous out, for a late February day! For dinner I prepared I think my favorite Tortilla, the Old El Paso Stand ‘n Stuff Soft Flour Tortillas. I see them now more often in stores, so there a whole lot easier to find now. Love these things, their only 160 calories and 24 carbs for 2 Soft Shells, more than enough for 1 person by the time you load it up. So for dinner tonight it was Old El Paso Stand ‘n Stuff Soft Flour Tortillas w/ Ground Turkey and all the Fix’ins!
I filled mine with Jennie – O Extra Lean Ground Turkey – 99/1. I pan fried it in Canola Oil and seasoned it with Ground Cumin, Sea Salt, Cilantro Flakes, and a 1/2 packet of Old El Paso Taco Seasoning. I also added Dole Chef’s Cut Diced Pineapple and Mango, Green Giant Summer Crisp Sweet Corn, Sliced Black Olives, Bush’s Best Low Sodium Dark Red Kidney Beans, Lettuce, Kraft Mexican Taco Shredded Cheese, and Taco Bell Creamy Chipotle Sauce. If you’ve never tried the Taco Bell Creamy Chipotle Sauce it’s another you have to try. It’s got a nice creamy thick sauce with just the right amount of Chipotle heat! A little high in calories and fat but it’s one of those that’s so good it’s worth it every now and then. For dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding.
Old El Paso – Stand ‘n Stuff Soft Flour Tortillas
Serving Size 2 tortillas (49.5 g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 160Calories from Fat 41
Total Fat 4.5g7%
Saturated Fat 1.0g5%
Trans Fat 1.5g
Total Carbohydrates 24
Dietary Fiber 1.0g4%
Dole – Chef-Ready Cuts Diced Pineapple and Mango
Dole – Chef-Ready Cuts Diced Pineapple and Mango
Calories 90 Sodium 0 mg
Total Fat 0 g Potassium 190 mg
Saturated 0 g Total Carbs 20 g
Polyunsaturated 0 g Dietary Fiber 2 g
Monounsaturated 0 g Sugars 16 g
Trans 0 g Protein 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Tags: cook, Home, Meat, Olive oil, Poultry, Stuffing, Stuffings and Dressings, Turkey
If you plan to cook your stuffing in the turkey, consider this tip: Pack it into a piece of cheesecloth before placing it in the bird. When you’re ready to remove the stuffing, simply pull the cheesecloth out, and none of the stuffing will be stuck inside the turkey. You can also seal the opening of the bird with a slice of raw potato.
Tags: Bacteria, Bird, cook, Foodborne illness, Home, Meat, Poultry, Turkey
Never stuff a turkey or other fowl and leave it overnight, even in the refrigerator. Cooking the bird may not kill all the bacteria, and hundreds of cases of food poisoning occur every year because birds are stuffed and then left for too long before roasting.
Tags: Baking, Calorie, Kroger, Ore-Ida, Saturated fat, Sausage, Trans fat, Turkey
I’ve still been fighting the end of the flu but finally about up to full strength again! I’ll have a bug for a day or two at most but this one’s been a pain to rid of, but I hear it’s bad all over. I had no clue what to prepare so I hit the local Kroger early this morning and scanned the aisles till I came across the Perdue Sweet Italian Turkey Sausage and I added Baked Crinkle Fries for the dinner.
First time I used Perdue Sweet Italian Turkey Sausage. Their 150 calories and 1 carb. Easy to prepare; Just brown them on all sides in a skillet then add about a 1/2″ of water to pan and cover and cook till done. They came plump and juicy! These are as good as The Honeysuckle White Brand Sweet Italian turkey Sausages, which are my favorite! i served them on a Healthy Life Whiole Grain Bun and topped them with French’s Spicy Brown Mustard. For a side I baked some Ore Ida Crinkle Fries, with a side of Hunt’s Ketchup for dipping.
For dessert/snack later something new. I had purchased a California Sourdough Square Bread at the Kroger Bakery. I cut a hole out on the top and hollowed the inside out, leaving about a 1/4″ inch of Bread around the inside. Earlier I had taken some 3 Bean Turkey Chili I had frozen and set it out to thaw. To prepare it I warmed the Chili up and when heated poured it into the hollowed out Bread Square. I topped with a bit of Kraft 2% Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese. I then served it with the Bread that I pulled from the center of the Bread and also some Tostito’s Whole Grain Scoops.
PERDUE® Ground Chicken and Turkey as well as Burger and Sausage varieties are the perfect fit for consumers seeking healthier lifestyles. These items are made from the highest quality boneless, skinless chicken or turkey.
Serving Size 1 link (91g)
Servings Per Container 5
Amount Per Serving (* % of Daily Value)
Calories from Fat 80
Total Fat 9g (14%)
Saturated Fat 2.5g (13%)
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 70mg (23%)
Sodium 360mg (15%)
Total Carbohydrate 1g (0%)
Dietary Fiber 0g (0%)
Protein 15g (30%)
Tags: Banana Split, Chili pepper, Chili powder, cook, Cornbread, McCormick, Phaseolus vulgaris, Tomato paste
Today’s Menu: Three Bean Turkey Chili w/ Cornbread
Well Winter is here to stay. Not quite as windy but another cold but sunny Winter day. So like yesterday I wanted a hearty and healthy dinner that would warm you up a bit. So I prepared Three Bean Turkey Chili w/ Cornbread!
I love this Chili! Made in a Crockpot, which makes it a breeze to clean up. I just get everything prepped and ready in the morning and load the Crockpot up! I make it with Honeysuckle White Extra Lean Ground Turkey and 3 different Beans; Spicy Chili Beans, Dark Red Low Sodium Kidney Beans, and Cannellini White Beans. I add 1 Packet of McCormick Chili Mix to it and then load up the great spices on top of it; 1 Tbs Minced Garlic, 1/2 Tbs Ground Cocoa Chili Blend (McCormick), 1/2 Tsp Ground Chipotle Chili Pepper (McCormick), 1 Tsp. Ground Roasted Cumin, 1/2 Tsp Ground Cinnamon, 1 Tbs of Cilantro Leaves, and 5 Dashes (or more) of Frank’s Hot Sauce or to taste! I also add 2 small cans of Tomato Paste and 1/2 cup of Water. Cover with lid and cook on HIGH 3 to 4 hours (or on LOW 5 to 6 hours). I cooked mine on low for about 5 1/2 hors. After about 2 hours everything starts to come together and the aroma of the simmering Chili starts to fill the kitchen! Too Good!! I left the full recipe at the bottom of the post.
I also baked a small cast iron skillet of Cornbread. Cornbread and Chili are the perfect couple. I used Martha White Corn Meal Mix. I guess I use the Martha White Brand because my Mom always used it along with my Grandmother. It’s easy to fix, the instructions are on the bag. I use Egg Beaters and Extra Virgin Oil instead of Eggs and Vegetable Oil the recipe calls for. Bake at 450 degrees for about 25 minutes and you have some golden brown piping hot Cornbread! If you use a small cast iron skillet just cut the recipe in half and it comes out just right for the skillet size. For dessert a mini Banana Split. I make it with a Dole Mini Banana (that I split in half), Breyer’s Carb Smart Vanilla Ice Cream, Smuckers Sugar Free Hot Fudge Topping, and Walnut pieces.
1 lb. Honey Suckle White Extra Lean 99/1 Ground turkey
2 Cans (6 oz.) Hunt’s Tomato Paste
1 Can (15 oz.) Chili Beans
1 Can (15 oz.) Light Sodium Kidney Beans
1 Can (15 oz.) Cannellini Beans, rinsed
3/4 Cup of Water
1 Packet McCormick Chili Mix
1 Tbs Minced Garlic
1/2 Tbs Ground Cocoa Chili Blend (McCormick)
1/2 Tsp Ground Chipotle Chili Pepper (McCormick)
1/2 Tsp Ground Cinnamon
1 Tsp. Ground cumin
1 Tbs of Cilantro Leaves
5 Dashes of Frank’s Hot Sauce or to taste.
KRAFT 2% Milk Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
Oyster Crackers, Reduced Fat
*COOK turkey in large saucepan on medium-high heat 10 min. or until no longer pink, stirring occasionally. Add all remaining ingredients except 1 can of the tomato paste and the cheese and crackers.
*ADD to slow cooker and add in the remaining 1 can of tomato paste.
*COVER with lid. Cook on HIGH 3 to 4 hours (or on LOW 5 to 6 hours).
*Serve in bowl or mug with cheese and the oyster crackers, A Tablespoon of fat free sour cream, or serve with some home made cornbread ears.
White Self-Rising Corn Meal Mix. Self Rising White Enriched with Hot Rize®
Serving Size 3 Tbsp (31g)
Amount per Serving
Calories from Fat 5
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g1%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrate 22g7%
Dietary Fiber 2g6%
Tags: Bird, Chicken, cook, Home, Meat, Poultry, roast, Turkey
If your roasted chicken or turkey tends to be too dry, try stuffing a whole apple inside the bird before roasting. (Just toss the apple afterward.) You can also line the bottom of the pan with lemon and onion slices. They’ll give the bird a lovely flavor and ensure it stays moist.
Tags: Basting (cooking), Chicken, cook, Home, Soy sauce, Turkey, Vermouth, White Zinfandel
Try basting your Chicken or Turkey with a small amount of white zinfandel or vermouth – it will help crisp the skin, and the sugar in the alchol will impart a brown color and glaze to the outside of the meat. Or brush the skin with reduced-sodium soy sauce during the last 30 minutes of cooking to produce a beautiful burnished color.
Tags: Amy, Amy's Kitchen, Olive oil, Saturated fat, Serving size, Tomato, Tomato soup, Trans fat
Still using up some of those great leftovers from the Thanksgiving Day Feast! I used slices of the Thanksgiving Bird and pan fried them just to warm them up and brown them up a bit. I served it on toasted Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread with a little bit of Kraft Reduced Fat Mayo w/ Olive Oil and a slice of Sargento Ultra Thin Swiss Cheese.
For my Soup I used Amy’s Organic Light in Sodium – Cream of Tomato Soup. This might be the creamiest and best tasting can Tomato Soup there is! Plus it’s only 110 calories, 2.5 grams fat, and 19 carbs. I served with a dab of Daisy Light Sour Cream. For dessert later a slice of my Mom’s Splenda made Apple Pie!
Amy’s Organic Light in Sodium – Cream of Tomato Soup
Responding to customer requests, our chefs have created a line of Light in Sodium soups with all the flavor and goodness of our regular soups, but containing 50% less sodium. Contains 340 mg of sodium compared to 690 mg in Amy’s regular cream of tomato soup. No GMOs – No bioengineered ingredients. All dairy ingredients are made with pasteurized, rBST hormone free milk. USDA organic. Certified organic by QAI. Ready serve. Gluten free. This Cream of Tomato Soup is made from organic sun-ripened tomatoes slowly simmered to bring out their natural sweetness. Amy’s dad says it’s the best reduced sodium tomato soup he’s ever eaten. We’re sure that you’ll agree.
Contains 340mg of sodium compared to 690mg in Amy’s regular Cream of Tomato soup.
Ingredients : 0g Trans Fat/No Added MSG/No Preservatives Organic tomato puree, filtered water, organic cream, organic evaporated cane juice, organic onions, sea salt, organic black pepper. Contains milk.
Serving Size: 1 cup
Servings Per Container: ~ 2
Serving Weight: 1 cup
Product UPC: 0-42272-00581-9
Calories: 110 Calories from Fat: 25
Total Fat: 2.5g
Saturated Fat: 1.5g
Trans Fat: 0g
Vitamin A: 20% • Vitamin C: 15%
Calcium: 4% • Iron: 10%
Tags: Barbecue, Barbecue sauce, cook, Dietary fiber, Dietary Reference Intake, Nutrition facts label, Saturated fat, Serving size
I LOVE Hillshire Farm Turkey Lit’l Smokies! You can make these anytime of the year but they seem to go together during the Holiday Season. I always use the Turkey Lit’l Smokies, 90 less calories and 11 less grams of fat per serving over the Beef Lit’l Smokies! I just made a package of the BBQ Lit’l Smokies. Using the Turkey Lit’l Smokies and JB’s Fatboy Haugwaush BBQ Sauce. I’ve left the links to the recipe and Hillshire Farm®’s web site which is full of great recipe ideas. Check it out for some great party or everyday ideas.
BBQ LIT’L SMOKIES®
Enjoy Hillshire Farm®’s take on this classic BBQ recipe. Just take Hillshire Farm® Lit’l Smokies®, heat em up, and smother them in BBQ sauce. Tasty Snack: Done!
Prep Time: 5
Cook Time: 120
Makes: 9 appetizer servings (about 5 Lit’l Smokies each)
1 pkg. Hillshire Farm® Lit’l Smokies;
1 bottle (28 ounces) barbecue sauce
Open package of Lit’l Smokies<sup>®</sup> and drain off any liquid; place in 3-quart slow cooker.
Pour barbecue sauce over Lit’l Smokies<sup>®</sup> and stir to combine.
Cover and cook on HIGH for 2 hours. Turn heat to LOW for serving.
Hillshire Farm Turkey Lit’l Smokies
Made with premium turkey, these delicious Lit’l Smokies® have 2/3 less fat1. A good source of protein, they’re a great snack for any occasion. You can wrap them up or simmer them for extra flavor.
Serving Size: 5 links (50g)
Amount per Serving
Calories from Fat 36.0
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g
Saturated Fat 1.5g
Total Carbohydrate 4g
Dietary Fiber 0g