Cooking the Italian Provinces – Genova

November 30, 2016 at 6:12 PM | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Genoa is located in the region of Liguria and it is a historical port city in northern Italy. Today, it is often overshadowed by cities such as Rome or Venice, even though it has a long history as …

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Bison Chopped Sirloin Steak w/ Baked Steak Fries

November 30, 2016 at 5:54 PM | Posted in Ore - Ida, SayersBrook Ranch | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Bison Chopped Sirloin Steak w/ Baked Steak Fries

 

 
For Breakfast this morning I scrambled a couple of Eggs, fried 2 Eckrich Smoked Turkey Sausage Links, and toasted bison-chopped-sirloin-steak-w-baked-steak-fries-0062 slices of Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread. I also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. After Breakfast we had to drop Mom’s car off for an oil change. While we waited on that we went over to Jungle Jim’s International Groceries. Love shopping there, they have everything including the best Deli, Produce Dept., and Seafood Dept. I’ve ever seen! You could spend all day there and still not see everything, but we only had about an hour. Took Mom back over to pick her car up and back home after stopping for gas. It’s another fairly warm day for the end of November, 57 degrees but cloudy. Got the leaf blower out and cleaned up some leaves around the deck and driveway. For Dinner tonight its a Bison Chopped Sirloin Steak w/ Baked Steak Fries.

 

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The more I have this the more I like it, SayersBrook Bison Ranch – Bison Chopped Sirloin Steak! I had ordered a couple of packages of it from the SayersBrook Bison Ranch website along with a few other items for the first time a few months ago. These are nice size patties at 8 oz. each. They come in packs of 2, I prepared 1 for dinner and put the other back in the freezer.

 

 

 

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I preheated the oven on 400 degrees. To prepare them I’ll need McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, McCormick Crushed Rosemary, and McCormick Thyme Leaves (all seasoning to taste). I got the Cast Iron Skillet out to prepare these. I first sprayed it with a very light coat of Pam Cooking Spray and then added a tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Heated it on medium heat. When the pan was heated I added the Chopped Steaks. I cooked bison-chopped-sirloin-steak-w-baked-steak-fries-001each side 4 minutes.Then finished it in the oven, at 400 degrees for 5 minutes. It cooked up beautifully, perfect medium rare! Had a nice little char on the outside and moist and juicy inside. These have an excellent taste to them, another very good item from SayersBrook Ranch! I topped the Chopped Steak with some Sauteed Mushrooms and A-1 Sauce Thick/Hardy.

 

 

 

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For a side I baked some Ore Ida Steak Fries and had a side of Hunt’s Ketchup for dipping.Also baked a loaf of Pillsbury French Bread. For dessert later a bowl of Dole Sliced Peaches.
 

 

 

 

 

Chopped Bison Sirloin

Chopped Bison Sirloin

SayersBrook Ranch Bison Chopped Sirloin Steak

If you like the flavor of the sirloin, love the Bison Burger but want to take it up a notch, then the Chopped Sirloin Steak is for you! 4 lbs (4 packages each with 2-8oz chopped sirloin steaks).
Great flavor of the sirloin but also extremely tender and juicy.

http://www.sayersbrook.com/bison-chopped-sirloin-steak-4-lbs/

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ore Ida Steak Fries

Ore Ida Steak Fries

Big meals, meet your match.
Thick and flavorful, but still crispy and fluffy. With their home-style russet potato flavor, Ore-Ida® Steak Fries are perfect with steak (of course) or any meal that needs a hearty touch.

SERVING SIZE 84g
CALORIES 110
FAT 3g
SODIUM 290mg
CARBS 19g

http://www.oreida.com/Products/S/Steak-Fries#.WBNeBS0rLIU

Chunky mango cake with pecans

November 30, 2016 at 6:11 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

With the cooler weather I keep on baking cakes. This week I found some frozen mangoes in my freezer and decided to bake chunky mango cake in my Zojirushi bread maker. I used taste of home recipe  a…

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Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – Salami, Onion, and Jalapeno Sandwich

November 30, 2016 at 5:54 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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This week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week is Salami, Onion, & Jalapeno Sandwich. This one uses Wild Idea Buffalo Salami. This recipe and product, Wild Idea Buffalo Salami, can all be found on the Wild Idea Buffalo website. http://wildideabuffalo.com/

 
Salami, Onion, & Jalapeno Sandwich
By: Jill O’Brien
This sandwich received national attention on NPR, during Dan O’Brien’s book review for Stolen Horses. In the book the sandwich is constructed with great attention to detail and is a laugh out loud scene. The sandwich is as delicious as the novel! Serve with milk, to balance the jalapeño heat, or use pickled jalapeños to avoid the heat.

 

Ingredients: (per sandwich)Salami, Onion, & Jalapeno Sandwich
2 – slices sourdough bread, cut on the bias
4 to 6 – slices Wild Idea Buffalo Salami, cut on the bias
1 or 2 slices – Vidalia onion, cut on the bias
1 – fresh jalapeño, sliced very thin
Dijon Mustard

 

Preparation:
1) Prepare all ingredients as suggested above.
2) Generously spread the Dijon mustard on both slices of sourdough.
3) Nestle the salami slices into the mustard, as many as you like, on top of one of the mustard covered bread slices.
4) Top with one or two slices of the Vidalia onion, and desired amount of thinly sliced jalapeno.
5) Cover with the other mustard covered bread slice and cut in half.

Excellent, sublime, divine, and bueno!
http://wildideabuffalo.com/2015/salami-onion-jalapeno-sandwich/

 

 

Buffalo Salami
Wild Idea Buffalo Salami

12 oz. Buffalo Salami
Wild Idea Buffalo Salami is seasoned in the authentic salami tradition, but is naturally lower in fat, without Buffalo Salamicompromising on flavor! We’re confident it will stack up proudly to any favorite. Great to have on hand for sandwiches and a fantastic addition to a party tray! We warn you – it’s addictive. Our salami comes unsliced in a 12 oz. chub.

Ingredients: Buffalo, Organic Spices:[Black Pepper, Coriander, Cracked Black Pepper, Mustard Seed, Sugar, White Pepper], & Veg Stable {celery powder, sea salt, silicon dioxide (anti caking)}, Water. Encased in A REMOVABLE artificial casing.

http://buy.wildideabuffalo.com/products/12-oz-buffalo-salami

PRAIRIE HARVEST GREEN CHILI STEW

November 30, 2016 at 5:53 AM | Posted in chili, Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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When the weather starts to get cold, what tastes better or more satisfying than a bowl of homemade Chili! This is one I always like to share with everyone from the Wild Idea Buffalo website, PRAIRIE HARVEST GREEN CHILI STEW. You can find the recipe and purchase the Wild Idea Buffalo Stew Meat all at the Wild Idea Buffalo website! http://wildideabuffalo.com/
 

PRAIRIE HARVEST GREEN CHILI STEW

The flavors of the prairie enhanced with roasted green chilies of the Southwest make for a great pot of stew. Roasted chilies are one of the best smells on the planet, so when available, I like to roast my own in the fall. If you have access to fresh and would like to roast your own, increase your green chili weight to about 4.5 pounds, and about 1.5 pounds for the red peppers. Roast chilies and peppers over a hot grill until blistered. Place in paper bag and allow to cool. Remove skin, scrape insides clean, and follow recipe below. (Makes 8 hearty entree portions, as seconds will be requested.) http://wildideabuffalo.com/

 

Ingredients:
2 – pounds Stew MeatPrairie Harvest Green Chili Stew
1 – pound pheasant, grouse or chicken breast, cut into cubes
2 – tablespoons butter
2 – tablespoons olive oil
1 – onion, diced
2 – tablespoons garlic, chopped
2 – tablespoons cumin
2 – tablespoons chili powder
2 – tablespoons coriander
1 – teaspoon cayenne
2 – teaspoons salt
1 – tablespoon black pepper
3 – pounds *Hatch frozen or canned, roasted & peeled green chilies, diced or flash processed
1 – 15.5 ounce jar roasted red bell peppers, diced or flash processed
2 – quarts organic chicken or vegetable stock
¼ – cup arrow root
or corn starch
½ – cup water
2 – 10 ounce cans Rotel diced tomatoes, with lime juice and cilantro
1/3 – cup cilantro chopped
garnish options – sour cream and additional cilantro

 

Preparation:
1) Rinse stew meat in colander and pat dry with a paper towel.Wild Idea
2) In heavy stew pot, over medium high heat, heat butter and oil.
3) Add buffalo, fowl, onions and seasonings, stirring occasionally until meat is browned & onions are tender.
4) Add roasted green chilies and peppers to stew pot and stir to incorporate.
5) Add stock and bring to a boil.
6) Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for half an hour or until meat is tender.
7) Uncover and continue to simmer for an additional half hour.
8) Mix arrowroot and water together. Increase heat and bring to a boil, slowly whisking in arrowroot mixture.
9) Stir in diced tomatoes and cilantro.
10) Ladle stew in bowls and garnish as desired. Serve with grilled cheese Quesadillas.

*Hatch Green Chilies, are the best, so if available choose those. If using canned or frozen Hatch chilies, I use about 2.5 pounds of the mild chilies and a half pound of the hot. This gives the stew just the right amount of spiciness for our palate, adjust to your own.
http://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/55163521-prairie-harvest-green-chili-stew

 

 

 

Wild Idea Buffalo Stew Meat
Wild Idea – 1 LB. STEW MEAT

Our super-convenient pre-cut stew meat is cut from both the chuck and sirloin primal on our bison. Ready to use, full of flavor, healthy and incredibly easy to prepare! Great for soups, stews, or stroganoff.
http://wildideabuffalo.com/collections/roasts-ribs-stew/products/stew-meat

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

November 30, 2016 at 5:52 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Here’s one that my Mom has always uses……

 
To prevent salt from clogging in the shaker, keep 5 to 10 grains of rice inside the shaker.

November 30th is National Mousse Day!

November 30, 2016 at 5:49 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

  Here are today’s five things to know about Mousse: The word mousse is French and translates as “froth” or “foam.” Cold dessert mousses are often poured into decorative glasses and garnished …

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Spinach, Broccoli + Farro Salad

November 29, 2016 at 6:15 PM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Good day, friends!  I hope your weekend was what a long-Thanksgiving weekend should be…relaxing, fun and yummy-food-filled!  And now, back to the grind.  But let me tell you, t…

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Healthier Biscuits with Olive Oil

November 29, 2016 at 6:01 PM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Looking for something to add to my carrot soup I came to idea to prepare biscuits! My variation today was replacing the butter by olive and I really wondered what would happen. I scaled down the qu…

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Seasoned Haddock w/ Mac and Cheese

November 29, 2016 at 5:54 PM | Posted in fish, Mac and Cheese | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Seasoned Haddock w/ Mac and Cheese

 

 

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I love Hash Browns and Sausage in the mornings for Breakfast. So that’s what I’m having this morning. I used Eckrich Smoked Turkey Links. They are very easy to prepare, just heat in a skillet for 6 minutes and done. For the Hash Browns I used Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns. I also had a toasted slice of Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread. I do enjoy a good Breakfast to start the day!

 

 

 

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Cloudy out all day but we had a high in the low 60’s. After Breakfast I went to the local Kroger up the road. Just needed a few items and then stopped by the bank before coming back home. After Lunch went and seen my friend at the assisted living center. He’s still hanging on but really struggling to breathe now. I took his wife and son out to lunch, they needed the break. It’s really tough on the family. Back home, just wanted to relax for a while. For Dinner tonight I’m having a Seasoned Haddock w/ Mac and Cheese.

 

 

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I had purchased the Haddock from our local Kroger and had 2 bags of it left in the freezer. So I grabbed a bag and let it thaw in the fridge overnight. I had already rinsed the fillet and cut it into smaller pieces. So to prepare them I seasoned them with just a bit of Sea Salt and put the pieces in a Hefty Zip Plastic Bag where I then added Zatarain’s Lemon Pepper Breading Mix. Shook until all the pieces were well coated. Shook off the excess and pan fried them in Extra Virgin Olive Oil, frying them about 3 minutes per side until golden brown. Haddock and Zatarain’s Lemon Pepper Mix, the perfect combo. The Zatarain’s Breading and Seasonings are my favorites. I love Haddock it cooks up so nicely and I love the flavor and how meaty it is. These make a great Fish Sandwich also!

 

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For the Mac and Cheese I used the Kraft Macaroni and Cheese – Triple Cheese. It comes in a microwavable plastic container. To prepare it just remove the lid, add water and stir, microwave for 3 1/2 minutes, and stir in the packet of cheese sauce. And you have your Mac and Cheese! Another nice item to have in the pantry. Easy to prepare, nothing like good old-fashioned Kraft Mac and Cheese! Container makes 1 serving. Love these Kraft Mac and Cheese! Fish and Mac and Cheese are just a natural pairing. For dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zatarain’s Lemon Pepper Fish-Fri

Big easy lemon squeezy. That’s the secret to an authentic Southern-style fish fry: a crispy combination of corn flour, spices and lemon juice. Just add your favorite fresh fish like trout, redfish, catfish or flounder.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 2 Tbsp.
Servings Per Container: Servings per container – 40

Zatarain's Seasoned Fish Fri Lemon Pepper

Zatarain’s Seasoned Fish Fri Lemon Pepper

Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Calories: 50
Calories from Fat: 0
Total Fat: 0g 0%
Saturated Fat: 0g 0%
Cholesterol: 0mg 0%
Sodium: 1140mg 48%
Total Carb: 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber: 0g 0%
Sugar: 0g
http://www.zatarains.com/Products/Breadings-and-Fry-Mixes/Lemon-Pepper-Fish-Fri.aspx

 

 

 

 

 

Kraft Easy Mac Triple Cheese Macaroni & Cheese

Enjoy a delicious meal in minutes with Kraft Easy Mac Triple Cheese Macaroni & Cheese Dinners. Simply add water and microwave for a mouth-watering bowl of cheesy macaroni. Take them to work for a simple and easy lunch, or whip them up for a quick meal at home. Kraft cheese macaroni is loved by people of all ages. Each package contains four cups of ready-to-prepare individual servings.
* Kraft Easy Mac Triple Cheese Macaroni & Cheese Dinners:Kraft Easy Mac Triple Cheese Macaroni & Cheese
* Microwavable and ready in 3-1/2 minutes
* Enriched macaroni product
* Cheese sauce mix

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 cup (2.05oz)

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 40 Calories 220

% Daily Values*
Total Fat 4.5g 7%
Saturated Fat 2.5g 12%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 5 mg 2%
Sodium 460 mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 39 g 13%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 5g
Protein 7g

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