One Pan Cheesy Jalapeño Chicken – The Chunky Chef

June 30, 2017 at 5:30 PM | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

This cheesy jalapeño chicken is made in one pan, is bursting with flavor, smothered in melty cheese, and made in just 20 minutes! Try it tonight!

Source: One Pan Cheesy Jalapeño Chicken – The Chunky Chef


Cheddar Chili Dogs

June 30, 2017 at 5:17 PM | Posted in Bush's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Cheddar Chili Dogs



Wow, It’s the last day of June already. This month flew by! For Breakfast this morning I fried 2 Jennie – O Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links, prepared an Egg Sunnyside Up, toasted 2 slices of Aunt Millie’s Whole Bread, and my every morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. The Summer like weather has kicked in! 86 degrees and HUMID. After Breakfast I headed to Meijer for a few items and had to stop by the bank. Back home I cleaned the Kitchen, swept, mopped, cleaned the fridge, and cleaned the stove. Then kicked back for a bit and watched some shows I had recorded. For Dinner tonight I prepared CHEDDAR CHILI DOGS.


I have Chili and Cheese Dogs quite often but this recipe is a bit of a twist of what I normally have. I found this recipe in a recipe email from Bush’s Beans, BUSH’S® CHEDDAR CHILI DOGS. I made some changes from the original recipe, I left the original recipe and web link at the end of the post. To make the Dogs I’ll need; 1 can (16 oz) BUSH’S® Chili Beans – Red Beans in a Medium Chili Sauce (drained), 1 tsp chili powder, 4 Ball Park Smoked Turkey Franks, 4 Aunt Millie’s Reduced Calorie Whole Grain Hot Dog Buns, French’s Yellow Mustard, 3 slices Simple Truth Hickory Smoked Bacon (crisped and coarsely chopped), and 1/4 cup Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese.


To prepare them; Heat the Beans in a medium saucepan until just heated through; stir in chili powder. Next I cooked Hot Dogs. I used a medium size sauce pan, filled 3/4 full of water and heated to a boil. When water was boiling I added the Franks, boiled for 5 minutes. Removed the pan from the heat, drained the water, and prepared the Cheddar Chili Dogs. Spread each Bun with Mustard. Place a Hot Dog in each Bun and top with Beans. Sprinkle each with Bacon, Onion (optional), Tomato (optional), and Cheese. These turned out fantastic, love the Beans and Cheddar toppings. Nice switch from my normal Chili and Cheese Coney’s.


Served it with some Ruffles Reduced Fat Potato Chips and some Lay’s Ranch Dip. Also had a Caffeine Free Diet Coke. For Dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar.









Chili Beans with a touch of chili powder add some heat to these Cheddar chili dogs with bacon, onion and tomato.

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
1 can (16 oz) BUSH’S® Chili Beans, drained
1 tsp chili powder (optional)
4 all-beef hot dogs
4 soft hot dog buns
2 Tbsp mustard
3 slices bacon, crisped and coarsely chopped
2 Tbsp white onion, chopped
1 small tomato, cored and chopped
1/4 cup shredded mild Cheddar cheese
1 – Heat beans in a medium saucepan until just heated through; stir in chili powder, if desired.
2 – Cook hot dogs according to package directions.
3 – Spread each bun with mustard. Place a hot dog in each bun and top with beans. Sprinkle each with bacon, onion, tomato and cheese. Serve hot.
Calories 488 %DV*
Total Fat 25g -%
Cholesterol 45mg -%
Sodium 1574mg -%
Carbohydrates 43g -%
Dietary Fiber 7g -%
Protein 21g -%
Sugars 5g -%




For extra “oomph” in your favorite chili recipes, add our Red Beans in a Medium Chili Sauce. We take the time to choose the very best red beans and simmer them in a zesty sauce flavored from chili peppers, tomatoes and cumin. The result? More flavor that your family will love.

Spicy Sausage & Shrimp Skillet

June 30, 2017 at 6:48 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Ingredients 3 tablespoons olive oil 8 ounces shrimp, peeled and deveined 1 medium onion, diced 1 red bell pepper, diced 1 green bell pepper, diced 1 medium zucchini, sliced 10 ounce spicy chicken s…

Source: Spicy Sausage & Shrimp Skillet

Jennie – O Recipe of the Week – Moroccan Turkey Wrap

June 30, 2017 at 5:14 AM | Posted in Jennie-O Turkey Products | 1 Comment
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This week’s Jennie – O Recipe of the Week is a Moroccan Turkey Wrap. This one uses the JENNIE-O® Turkey Breast along with cucumbers, Greek yogurt, couscous, all in a whole grain tortilla wrap! You can find this recipe along with all the other delicious and healthy recipes at the Jennie – O website. Enjoy and Make the SWITCH!


Moroccan Turkey Wrap

Who doesn’t love a nutritious wrap for lunch? This recipe has Moroccan origins and comes loaded with unexpected zing! Highlights include refreshing cucumbers, Greek yogurt, couscous, and of course JENNIE-O® Turkey Breast. It just might be your new go-to lunchbox favorite!


1 cup plain Greek yogurt
½ English cucumber, peeled, halved lengthwise, seeded and finely diced
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, from one lemon
1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
1¼ teaspoons Kosher salt, divided
¾ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
3 cloves garlic minced
1.25 pounds JENNIE-O® Turkey Breast, cooked and shredded
¼ cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
1 teaspoon ground allspice
1 teaspoon ground cumin
10 whole grain tortillas
10 romaine lettuce leaves
20 ounces couscous, prepared
tomatoes, chopped, if desired
cucumber slices, if desired


1) In small bowl, combine yogurt, cucumber, lemon juice, dill, ¼ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper; mix well. Refrigerate until ready to serve
2) In skillet, heat oil on medium-high heat. Add garlic, shredded turkey breast, cilantro, allspice, cumin, 1 teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Heat until mixture is heated through.
3) On tortillas, add lettuce, couscous, turkey mixture, tomatoes and cucumbers, if desired. Top with yogurt sauce. Fold tortilla.

Saturated Fat1.5g

Healthy 4th of July Dinner Recipes

June 30, 2017 at 5:13 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its – Healthy 4th of July Dinner Recipes. Healthy and Delicious Recipes for your 4th of July Grillout. Recipes like; Barbecue Pulled Chicken, Crab Cake Burgers, and Grilled Fish Tacos. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website and Magazine. Enjoy and Eat Healthy.


Healthy 4th of July Dinner Recipes

Find healthy, delicious 4th of July dinner recipes including hamburgers, BBQ chicken, fajitas and kabobs. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.


Barbecue Pulled Chicken
This BBQ pulled chicken recipe is a fanciful reinterpretation of pulled pork that slow-cooks chicken in lots of tangy tomato sauce. Have sliced jalapenos, sliced red onions and some sour cream on hand to top this barbecue pulled chicken, which makes a hearty main course. You can turn it into an unbelievable sandwich or serve it on mashed potatoes or even whole-grain spaghetti. Serve with shredded napa cabbage tossed with low-fat mayonnaise, cider vinegar, celery seed and honey to taste……


Crab Cake Burgers
These burgers have a true crab flavor that isn’t masked by fillers or strong seasoning. Serve on a bun with tartar sauce or with a lemon-juice-dressed salad of greens, sprouts and sliced peaches. This recipe works best with convenient pasteurized crabmeat, usually found in the refrigerated case near the fish counter. If you prefer lump crabmeat, cut it into small, uniform pieces…….


Grilled Fish Tacos
Instead of deep-frying the fish for these fish tacos, we coat the fish with a flavor-packed chile rub and grill it instead. Make sure the fillets are no more than ½ to ¾ inch thick so they cook quickly. Sometimes flipping fish on the grill can be tricky since the fish can stick to the grill or fall apart. The solution is to invest in a grill basket that easily holds 4 to 6 fish fillets and secures the fish in the basket for easy flipping. If you don’t have a grilling basket, make sure the grill is hot and well oiled before adding the fish……..



* Click the limk below to get all the Healthy 4th of July Dinner Recipes

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

June 30, 2017 at 5:13 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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How fresh are those green beans……..


To make sure that green beans are fresh, hold a bean between your forefinger and thumb,and bend it gently.If it is fresh the bean will snap in two – not bend – under light pressure. It’s a snap!

June 30th is National Mai Tai Day!

June 30, 2017 at 5:11 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Five Food Finds about Mai Tai The Zombie was the Cosmopolitan of its day. The Zombie was the drink that put tiki on the map. In 1959 the Mai Tai knocked the Zombie off its pedestal. That’s th…

Source: June 30th is National Mai Tai Day!

Favorite Meaty Street-food- Tangy & Spicy Chilly Chicken!

June 29, 2017 at 5:01 PM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

We Indians have a different version of ‘Chinese’ that apparently first originated in the vibrant city of Kolkata. It’s called as – “Indo-chinese” cuisine! So, ou…

Source: Favorite Meaty Street-food- Tangy & Spicy Chilly Chicken!

Orange Roughy Fish Hoagie w/ Baked Potato

June 29, 2017 at 4:53 PM | Posted in fish | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Orange Roughy Fish Hoagie w/ Baked Potato



It was Gravy and Toast this morning for Breakfast. I prepared a packet of Pioneer Peppered White Gravy and toasted a couple slices of Aunt Millie’s Whole Grain Bread. Also had a cup of my favorite Tea, Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Warmer and a little more humid out today. A little more like our normal June/July weather. Did a couple of loads of laundry and then off to Walmart for a few items. Stopped and had the car washed on the way back home. Other than that not much else going on. For Dinner tonight an Orange Roughy Fish Hoagie w/ Baked Potato.



I had picked up the Orange Roughy at Kroger a while back and had a fillet left in the freezer. I normally don’t purchase Orange Roughy due to its sustainability classification. But it was in the case already packaged and I grabbed it. So to make it I’ll need; the Orange Roughy Fillet, McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, Flour, egg Beater’s (1/2 cup), Paprika, and Shake and Bake Panko Bread Crumbs. I’ll also need McCormick Tarter Sauce and Kroger 100% Whole Wheat Hoagie Roll.



I had laid the Roughy in the fridge overnight to thaw. To prepare it I first rinsed the fillet off in cold water and patted dry with a paper towel. I then grabbed a skillet and sprayed it with Pam Cooking Spray and added a tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil. Then preheated the skillet on medium heat. Back to the fillet, I seasoned both sides of the fillet with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley. Then in a pie pan I added some Flour and seasoned it with some Paprika. Rolled the Roughy in the Flour till it was completely covered. Next in another pie pan I added a 1/2 cup of Egg Beater’s and dipped the fillets in the Egg Wash, shaking off the excess. Finally the third pie pan, I added a package of Shake and Bake Panko Seasoned Bread Crumbs to it and put the fillet in, making sure the fillet was well covered.


With the skillet heated I added my fillets. I then fried it for 3 minutes per side. It fried up perfect! Golden Brown on the outside and a moist center. I served it on a Kroger Whole Grain Hoagie Roll. Topped the Roughy fillet with some McCormick Tarter Sauce. Orange Roughy makes a perfect Fish Sandwich. Fries up great and an excellent taste to it.




For a side I prepared a Russet Baked Potato. Seasoned that with the McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, and topped with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. For Dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar.

Jalapeno Popper Quesadillas

June 29, 2017 at 1:22 PM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

I’m the weirdo that goes to a cookout and brings some strange, obscure dish. You have to make an impression, you know? I don’t want to be known as the Hot Dog Girl or the Condiment Girl…

Source: Jalapeno Popper Quesadillas

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