Slow Cooker Chili Mac

August 31, 2017 at 5:52 PM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

When we are to the last day of the month I love making these dishes that pull all the odd cans or pieced of stuff you have to use from your pantry or refrigerator. The best part for me is that I ma…

Source: Slow Cooker Chili Mac


25 Labor Day Recipe Ideas {Labor Day 2017 | The Mountain Kitchen

August 31, 2017 at 5:07 PM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

5 crowd pleasing Labor Day recipe ideas cover appetizers, grilled meat, side dishes desserts and even some vegetarian recipes for Meatless Monday. Have fun!

Source: 25 Labor Day Recipe Ideas {Labor Day 2017 | The Mountain Kitchen

Leftovers – Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo

August 31, 2017 at 4:59 PM | Posted in gumbo, leftovers, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Leftovers – Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo




For Breakfast this morning I had a bowl of Cheerio’s along with a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. After Breakfast I went up to the McDonald’s Drive-Thru and picked up Breakfast for Mom. Outside mostly cloudy but not a bad day out,81 degrees and a tad humid. After Lunch headed over to the afternoon with Dad. He’s been doing good, hope to have him home soon! And for my Dinner tonight Leftovers! Tonight its Leftover – Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo.


Far be it from me to waste leftovers, especially leftovers as god as the Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo leftovers! So for Dinner tonight I reheated the leftover Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo. The dish reheats perfectly! It’s just as good the second time around, if not better! I also reheated a couple of slices of French Bread that was leftover from last night. For Dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar. I have left the original post from the other day that has the ingredients and instructions for the Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo. Enjoy!


What’s not to like with one of my favorite meals; Gumbo, Shrimp, and Smoked Turkey Sausage! To make it I used a box of Zatarain’s Gumbo Pasta Dinner Mix for the Gumbo base, 1 1/2 Butterball Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausages (sliced into bite size slices), a bag of Kroger Brand Jumbo Shrimp and Frank’s Red Hot Sauce. I precooked the Sausage and Shrimp, according to the package instructions, before adding it to the Gumbo.



The Zatarain’s Gumbo Pasta Dinner Mix uses Pasta instead of Rice. It’s very easy to prepare, takes about 25-30 minutes. To start; I just boil the stock that’s in the packet, add the sliced the Turkey Sausage to the stock along with a few shakes of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce and continued to cook for 10-15 minutes. Then I added the Shrimp and simmered another 2-3 minutes. And the Gumbo is ready to serve and It turns out fantastic! Nice flavor, incredible tasting stock, meaty Shrimp and Sausage, and plenty of Pasta, makes one easily prepared hearty and delicious dish. Plus enough leftovers for a couple of lunches too! I also baked a loaf of Pillsbury French Bread. For dessert later a Weight Watchers Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar.




Zatarain’s New Orleans Style Gumbo Pasta Dinner Mix

Zatarain’s Gumbo Pasta Dinner Mix is an easy-to-prepare mix that has just the right blend of ingredients for a great-tasting, authentic New Orleans style meal. With Zatarain’s New Orleans style pasta dinners, you can enjoy the fun of pasta and the authentic flavor of New Orleans! Just add ground beef to complete this easy-to-prepare dinner your whole family will love.

Zatarain’s Gumbo Pasta Dinner Mix:
* A New Orleans tradition since 1889
* Add meat to make a complete meal
Enriched Pasta Product (Semolina (Wheat), Niacin, Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Onion, Enriched Wheat Flour (Wheat Flour, Niacin, Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Salt, Modified Corn Starch, Red & Green Bell Pepper, Spices (Including Red Pepper And Parsley), Sprouted Wheat Flour, Yeast Extract, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Garlic, Caramel Color, Thiamine Hydrochloride, And Sulfiting

Usage Tips
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Makes 5 (1-cup) servings.

1 package Zatarain’s® Gumbo Pasta Dinner Mix
1 tablespoon oil
1 pound andouille or other cooked sausage, cut into 1/2-inch slices
2 3/4 cups water

1. HEAT oil in large skillet (12-inch) on medium-high heat. Add sausage; cook and stir 5 minutes or until lightly browned.
2. STIR in water and Pasta Dinner Mix. Bring to boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 15 minutes or until pasta is tender, stirring occasionally.
3. REMOVE from heat. Let stand 5 minutes. Sauce will thicken upon standing. Stir before serving.

Chicken Gumbo: Prepare as directed, using 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch cubes, in place of the sausage. Cook and stir 5 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink.

Shrimp Gumbo: Prepare as directed in Step 1, using 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined, in place of the sausage. Cook and stir 3 minutes or just until shrimp turn pink. Remove shrimp from skillet. Continue as directed, stirring shrimp back into skillet after pasta is tender.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 32 G
Servings Per Container 5
Amount Per Serving
Calories 110 Calories from Fat 0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0 G 0
Saturated Fat 0 G
Trans Fat 0 G
Cholesterol 0 Mg 0
Sodium 570 Mg 24
Total Carbohydrate 23 G 8%
Dietary Fiber 2 G 8%
Sugars 1 G
Protein 4 G

One Pot Chicken Parmesan Pasta – The Chunky Chef

August 31, 2017 at 5:55 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

All the great chicken parmesan flavors, combined in one easy one pot pasta dish that’s ready in 30 minutes! Less dishes, but a meal with maximum flavor!

Source: One Pot Chicken Parmesan Pasta – The Chunky Chef


August 31, 2017 at 5:23 AM | Posted in nuts, NUTS COM | Leave a comment
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This week from the website ( its a recipe for PECAN STUFFED PEPPERS. I like this recipe, Stuffed Peppers with a twist – Georgia Pecans! And you can not only find this recipe at Nuts site but you can also purchase the Georgia Pecans. The Georgia Pecans are just one of the delicious and healthy items that you can purchase at the Nuts site. You can choose from items like; NUTS, DRIED FRUIT, CHOCOLATES and SWEETS, SNACKS, COFFEE and TEA, COOKING and BAKING, GIFTS, and more! Most items may be purchased in small amounts or in bulk. Plus there’s FREE shipping on orders over $59, see for details. Now on to the recipe for PECAN STUFFED PEPPERS. Enjoy and Eat Healthy!


Pecan Stuffed Peppers
Recipe Ingredients:
6 green peppers
1-1/2 cups cooked rice
1-1/2 cup Chopped Pecans
1-1/2 teaspoons salt
3/4 cup tomato juice
3 tablespoons shortening
2 pounds ground beef
1-1/2 tablespoons minced onions
3 tablespoons celery, chopped fine
3/4 cup water or 3/4 cup tomato juice

Cooking Directions:
1. Boil green peppers, which have been seeded and cored, until just tender enough to prick with a fork. Drain and keep warm.
2. Make stuffing by combining rice, pecans, salt, and tomato juice. Saute in shortening, beef, onion, and celery.
3. Mix meat mixture with rice mixture, stirring thoroughly, but without handling too much.
4. Stuff peppers and place in greased pan. Either 3/4 cup water or tomato juice may be poured into pan around peppers.
5. Bake for 1/2 hour and serve with sauce.


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Diabetes-Friendly Cookie Recipes

August 31, 2017 at 5:23 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website its Diabetes-Friendly Cookie Recipes.Diabetic Friendly Cookie recipes like; Chocolate Cookie Treats, Chocolate Java Ice Cream Cookies, and Walnut-Raspberry Thumbprints. Find these recipes and more all the Diabetic Living Online website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy!


Diabetes-Friendly Cookie Recipes
Whether you’re looking for an easy everyday sweet or an impressive holiday treat, these diabetic cookie recipes are sure to hit the spot. We made smart ingredient swaps and incorporated dried fruits and nuts to make these delicious, carb-conscious desserts fit into your healthy eating plan.


Chocolate Cookie Treats
Drizzle rich chocolate icing over these walnut-topped treats for a nutty diabetic dessert that’s low-calorie and low-carb…….


Chocolate Java Ice Cream Cookies
Start with a sugar-free cake mix to speed up the cookie-making process. This recipe for homemade ice cream sandwiches calls for just six ingredients and has only 24 grams of carb per serving…….


Walnut-Raspberry Thumbprints
These tiny jam-filled tidbits are a festive addition to a holiday buffet table or cookie tray…..


* Click the link below to get all the Diabetes-Friendly Cookie Recipes

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

August 31, 2017 at 5:22 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Thank you to Fran K. for passing this hint along………


Instant potatoes are excellent for thickening gravy, soups etc. it doesn’t make lumps like flour.

August 31st is National Trail Mix Day!

August 31, 2017 at 5:21 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Here are today’s five thing to know about Trail Mix: Trail mix is a combination of dried fruit, grains, nuts, and sometimes chocolate, developed as a snack food to be taken along on outdoor h…

Source: August 31st is National Trail Mix Day!

Chicken Parmesan Sliders

August 30, 2017 at 5:14 PM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The past few days we’ve been running non-stop stories coming out of Houston and the devastating flooding. The video has just been heartbreaking. I think natural disasters like this one really…

Source: Chicken Parmesan Sliders

What To Cook Next Week

August 30, 2017 at 5:12 PM | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Looking for a few ideas on what to cook for dinner on busy weeknights? Here are a few recipes for you to try. The codfish, pork kabobs and Parmesan chicken come together fast. For the pasta dish, r…

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