Appetizer of the Week – Baked Ravioli Bites

May 8, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Appetizer of the Week, Appetizers, CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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This week’s Appetizer of the Week is Baked Ravioli Bites. To prepare this week’s recipe you’ll be needing packaged BUITONI Refrigerated Four Cheese Ravioli, Eggs, Breadcrumbs, Olive Oil Cooking Spray, container BUITONI Refrigerated Pesto with Basil, and Assorted Vegetable Toppings. The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all Tastes, Diets, or Cuisines so be sure to check it out today for any of your recipe needs! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Baked Ravioli Bites
Decorated with artful toppings, these ravioli bites are irresistible additions to a night of entertaining.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 (9-ounce) package BUITONI Refrigerated Four Cheese Ravioli, prepared according to package directions
2 large eggs, beaten
1 cup Italian dry bread crumbs
Olive oil cooking spray
1 (7-ounce) container BUITONI Refrigerated Pesto with Basil
Assorted toppings*

Cooking Directions:
1 – Preheat broiler. Grease baking sheet.
2 – Dip prepared ravioli into beaten eggs, coating both sides, then into bread crumbs, coating both sides. Place on prepared baking sheet. Lightly spray top of breaded ravioli with cooking spray.
3 – Broil for 1 to 2 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Turn and spray with additional cooking spray; broil for 1 minute or until edges begin to brown.
4 – Top each ravioli with 1 teaspoon pesto and choice of assorted toppings.
Makes 45 appetizers.

*Cherry tomatoes, cut in half and tossed with olive oil and chopped fresh basil; black and green olives, pitted and sliced; small fresh mozzarella balls, cut in half; finely diced red and yellow bell peppers; sliced marinated artichoke hearts

Tip: Visit the olive bar in your favorite gourmet market to find a variety of flavorful toppings.

Note: Try substituting BUITONI Refrigerated Whole Wheat Four Cheese Ravioli and BUITONI Refrigerated Pesto with Sun Dried Tomatoes.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/45 of recipe): Calories: 50 Calories from Fat: 25 Total Fat: 3 g Saturated Fat: 1 g Cholesterol: 15 mg Sodium: 115 mg Carbohydrates: 5 g Dietary Fiber: 0 g Sugars: 1 g Protein: 2 g
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/appetizer/baked_ravioli_bites_recipe.html

Appetizer of the Week – Chile and Cheese Spread

May 1, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Appetizer of the Week, Appetizers, CooksRecipes | 1 Comment
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This week’s Appetizer of the Week is a Chile and Cheese Spread. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Cream Cheese, Sour Cream, Shredded Cheddar Cheese, Monterey Jack Cheese, ORTEGA® Diced Green Chiles, Green Onions, Hot Pepper Sauce, Chili Powder, and Ground Cumin. Enjoy the Spread! The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all Tastes, Diets, or Cuisines so be sure to check it out today for any of your recipe needs! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Chile and Cheese Spread
Here’s a make-ahead cheese spread that is sure to be a hit at your next party. Serve with corn chips, tortillas, or your favorite assortment of crackers.

Recipe Ingredients:
4-ounces cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup sour cream
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1 (4-ounce) can ORTEGA® Diced Green Chiles
3 tablespoons sliced green onion
1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin

Cooking Directions:
1 – Combine cream cheese and sour cream in medium bowl. Stir in cheddar cheese, Monterey Jack cheese, chiles, green onion, hot pepper sauce, chili powder and cumin. Mix well. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Makes 2 cups.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/appetizer/chile_and_cheese_spread_recipe.html

Creamy Tuna Spread

May 1, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Appetizers, CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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I have a recipe for a Creamy Tuna Spread to pass along. To make this recipe you’ll be needing Vegetable Oil, Onion, Red Bell Pepper, Garlic, Canned Tuna, MAGGI Granulated Chicken Flavor Bouillon, NESTLÉ Media Crema, Flat Leaf Parsley, and French baguette. The recipe is also from the CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all Tastes, Diets, or Cuisines so be sure to check it out today for any of your recipe needs! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Creamy Tuna Spread
Serve this creamy tuna spread warm on toasted French bread slices.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1/2 red bell pepper, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 (6-ounce) cans tuna packed in water, drained
2 to 3 teaspoons MAGGI Granulated Chicken Flavor Bouillon
1 (7.6-ounce) can NESTLÉ Media Crema
3 tablespoons finely chopped flat leaf parsley – divided use
20 slices toasted French baguette

Cooking Directions:
1 – Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add onion, bell pepper and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is tender. Add tuna and bouillon; cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes.
2 – Stir in media crema and 2 tablespoons parsley. Cook for 1 minute or until heated through.
3 – Spread tuna mixture evenly over bread slices; sprinkle with remaining 1 tablespoon parsley. Serve warm.
Makes 10 appetizer servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/appetizer/creamy_tuna_spread_recipe.html

Appetizer of the Week – Game Time Guacamole

April 24, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Appetizer of the Week, Appetizers, CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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This week’s Appetizer of the Week is Game Time Guacamole. This week’s recipe is made using Haas Avocados, Lemon Juice, Green Onions, Cilantro, Tomatoes, Garlic, Oregano, Jalapeño, Salt, and Pepper. The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all Tastes, Diets, or Cuisines so be sure to check it out today for any of your recipe needs! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Game Time Guacamole

Recipe Ingredients:
6 ripe Hass avocados
2 1/2 ounces lemon juice (about 1/4 cup)
4 tablespoons sliced green onions
3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
3 tablespoons tomatoes, seeded, diced
1 teaspoon fresh garlic, chopped
1 teaspoon fresh oregano
1 jalapeño, seeded and chopped
Salt and ground black pepper, to taste

Cooking Directions:
1 – Cut each ripened avocado in half. Remove the seeds and scoop out the pulp.
2 – Add the lemon juice to the avocado pulp. Mix well using a masher.
3 – Add the remaining ingredients, seasoning to taste with salt and pepper, mix well.
4 – Serve with tortilla chips, pita bread or veggie crudités.
Makes 12 servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/appetizer/game_time_guacamole_recipe.html

Appetizer of the Week – BEEF AND ZUCCHINI APPETIZER MEATBALLS

April 17, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Appetizer of the Week, Appetizers | Leave a comment
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This week’s Appetizer of the Week is – BEEF AND ZUCCHINI APPETIZER MEATBALLS. A combination of Ground Beef and Grated Zucchini along with Salt and Pepper make up these Meatballs. So you can find this Diabetic Friendly recipe and more all at the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. You can also sign up to receive wonderful recipes, engaging articles, helpful and healthful tips, critically important news and more. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

BEEF AND ZUCCHINI APPETIZER MEATBALLS
Here’s an interesting combination for a meatball. This simple recipe is surprisingly great – and a real crowd-pleaser at parties and holiday get-togethers. It is also keto diet friendly.

NOTES:
Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed Ground Beef. Ground Beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160F. Color is not a reliable indicator of Ground Beef doneness.

Recipe Yield: 4 servings.

Ingredients

1 lb Ground Beef (93% or leaner)
1 cup grated zucchini
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions

1 – Preheat oven to 400F.
2 – Combine all ingredients in medium bowl, mixing lightly, but thoroughly.
3 – Shape into 24 meatballs.
4 – Place meatballs, 1-inch apart, on rack in aluminum foil lined broiler pan.
5 – Bake in 400F oven 22 to 25 minutes or until instant-read thermometer inserted into center of meatball registers 160F.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 163
Fat: 8 grams
Unsaturated Fat: 3 grams
Saturated Fat: 3 grams
Fiber: 0.3 grams
Sodium: 225 milligrams
Cholesterol: 75 milligrams
Protein: 23 grams
Carbohydrates: 1 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipe/beef-and-zucchini-appetizer-meatballs

Appetizer of the Week – Lip-Smackin’ Citrus Wings

April 10, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Appetizer of the Week, Appetizers, chicken, Chicken Wings, CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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This week’s Appetizer of the Week is some Lip-Smackin’ Citrus Wings. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Ocean Spray® 100% Juice Citrus Mango Pineapple, Brown Sugar, Soy Sauce, Crushed Red Flakes, Garlic, Gingerroot, Chicken Drummies and Wingettes, and Green Onions. Appetizers with a kick! The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all Tastes, Diets, or Cuisines so be sure to check it out today for any of your recipe needs! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Lip-Smackin’ Citrus Wings
Expect these zesty hot wings to fly off the appetizer table!

Recipe Ingredients:
1 cup Ocean Spray® 100% Juice Citrus Mango Pineapple
1/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
2 teaspoons finely chopped garlic
2 teaspoons finely chopped gingerroot
3 pounds chicken drummies and wingettes
2 tablespoons chopped green onions

Cooking Directions:
1 – In 2-cup measure, stir together juice, sugar, soy sauce, pepper flakes, garlic and gingerroot. Place chicken in gallon-sized heavy resealable plastic bag; pour marinade over chicken and seal. Refrigerate chicken mixture 2 to 24 hours, turning occasionally to keep chicken coated in marinade.
2 – Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Line 15x10x1-inch jelly roll pan with aluminum foil. Spray with nonstick spray.
3 – Remove chicken pieces from marinade; place in single layer on baking sheet.
4 – Bake uncovered 30 minutes; drain off accumulated juices and turn chicken. Increase temperature to 425°F (220°C). Bake an additional 10 to 15 minutes or until juice of chicken is no longer pink and chicken is golden brown.
5 – Meanwhile, pour marinade into 1-quart saucepan. Heat to boiling; reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, over medium heat 15 to 25 minutes until mixture is reduced to about 1/3 cup and slightly thickened.
6 – When chicken is done, place chicken in large bowl. Drizzle reduced marinade over chicken. Stir until chicken is coated. Place on serving platter; sprinkle with green onions.
Makes 8 servings (about 3 wings each).
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/appetizer/lip-smackin’_citrus_wings_recipe.html

Appetizer of the Week – Turkey Pinwheels

April 3, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Appetizer of the Week, Appetizers, CooksRecipes | 2 Comments
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This week’s Appetizer of the Week is Turkey Pinwheels. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing the following Cream Cheese, Creamy Style Horseradish, Flour Tortillas, Deli Butterball Oven Roasted Turkey Breast, Cranberry Orange Sauce, Green Onion, and Flat Leaf Parsley. The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all Tastes, Diets, or Cuisines so be sure to check it out today for any of your recipe needs! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Turkey Pinwheels
Deliciously easy pinwheel appetizers with great holiday presentation!

Recipe Ingredients:
1 (3-ounce) package cream cheese
2 teaspoons cream-style horseradish
3 (8-inch) flour tortillas
6 slices deli Butterball® Oven Roasted Turkey Breast
6 tablespoons cranberry-orange sauce (purchased or homemade)
1 tablespoon finely chopped green onion (optional)
2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley (optional)

Cooking Directions:
1 – Combine cream cheese and horseradish in a small bowl. Spread cream cheese mixture onto tortillas.
2 – Cover with turkey slices. Spread with cranberry orange sauce and sprinkle evenly with the green onion and parsley, if using. Roll up jelly-roll fashion. Wrap with plastic wrap. Refrigerate 2 hours or until serving time.
3 – Slice each tortilla into 8 pieces.
Makes 24 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/24 of recipe): Calories 46 Fat 2g; Cholesterol 8; Protein 2g; Saturated Fat 1g; Trans Fat 0g; Sodium 105mg; Carbohydrates 5g; Sugar 2g; Iron 0%; Fiber 0%; Calcium 0%.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/appetizer/turkey_pinwheels_recipe.html

Black Bean Tortilla Pinwheels

April 3, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Appetizers, CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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I have a recipe for Black Bean Tortilla Pinwheels. To make these Pinwheels you’ll be needing Cream Cheese, Sour Cream, Shredded Monterey Cheese, Pimento Stuffed Green Olives, Red Onion, Salt, Garlic Powder, Black Beans, Tortillas, and Salsa. Another Delicious recipe from the CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all Tastes, Diets, or Cuisines so be sure to check it out today for any of your recipe needs! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Black Bean Tortilla Pinwheels
Party guests will enjoy this tasty version of guacamole with black beans.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 cup sour cream
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1/4 cup chopped pimento-stuffed green olives
1/4 cup chopped red onion
1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained
5 (10-inch) tortillas
Salsa

Cooking Directions:
1 – Combine the cream cheese and sour cream; blend well. Stir in the Monterey Jack cheese, the olives, the onion and the seasonings. Chill for 2 hours.
2 – Purée the beans in a food processor or blender.
3 – Spread a thick layer of beans over each tortilla.
4 – Spread the cream cheese mixture over the beans.
5 – Roll up tightly.
6 – Chill for 30 minutes.
7 – Cut into 3/4-inch slices.
8 – Serve with salsa.
Makes 16 servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/appetizer/black_bean_tortilla_pinwheels_recipe.html

Appetizer of the Week – MINI MEATBALL APPETIZERS WITH APRICOT DIP

March 27, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Appetizer of the Week, Appetizers, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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This week’s Appetizer of the Week is MINI MEATBALL APPETIZERS WITH APRICOT DIP. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Ground Beef, Seasoned Bread Crumbs, 1 Egg, Water, Salt, and Pepper. To make the Dip you’ll be needing Apricot Preserves, BBQ Sauce, and Dijon Style Mustard. You can find this Diabetic Friendly recipe and more all at the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. You can also sign up to receive wonderful recipes, engaging articles, helpful and healthful tips, critically important news and more. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

MINI MEATBALL APPETIZERS WITH APRICOT DIP

Ingredients

1 pound Ground Beef (96% lean)
1/4 cup seasoned dry bread crumbs
2 egg whites or 1 egg, beaten
2 tablespoons water
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper

Dip:

3/4 cup apricot preserves
3/4 cup barbecue sauce
2 tablespoons Dijon-style mustard

Directions

1 – Heat oven to 400F. Combine Ground Beef, bread crumbs, egg whites, water, salt and pepper in large bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Shape into thirty-six 1-1/4-inch meatballs. Place on rack in broiler pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Bake in 400F oven 15 to 17 minutes.
2 – Meanwhile, heat preserves, barbecue sauce and mustard in medium saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil; reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 3 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally or until sauce thickens slightly.
3 – Add cooked meatballs and continue to cook 2 to 3 minutes or until meatballs are heated through, stirring occasionally. Serve or keep warm in slow cooker (see tip below).
4 -To keep meatballs warm, place in 2-1/2-quart slow cooker set on LOW. Keep covered to maintain heat. Meatballs can be held up to 2-1/2 hours, stirring occasionally.

Recipe Yield: Yield: 36 mini meatballs, 1 per serving

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 45
Fat: 1 grams
Fiber: 0.1 grams
Sodium: 126 milligrams
Cholesterol: 7 milligrams
Protein: 3 grams
Carbohydrates: 7 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/mini-meatball-appetizers-with-apricot-dip

Mini Microwave Appetizer Pizzas

March 23, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Appetizers, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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I have a recipe for Mini Microwave Appetizer Pizzas to pass along. To make this recipe you’ll be needing Fat Whole Wheat Crackers, Pizza Sauce, Canadian Bacon, Mushrooms, Pickled Banana Rings, and Finely Shredded Part-Skim Mozzarella Cheese. There’s 56 calories and 7 net carbs per serving. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Mini Microwave Appetizer Pizzas

Ingredients
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 45–50 seconds.

10 reduced-fat whole wheat crackers (such as reduced-fat Triscuits)
3 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon pizza sauce
2 1/2 slices (1/2 ounce per slice) Canadian bacon
10 thin mushroom slices (about 2 mushrooms)
10 pickled banana pepper rings
1/4 cup finely shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Directions
Yield: 10 mini pizzas
Serving size: 2 mini pizzas

1 – Place crackers close together on a microwave-safe dish. Spoon about 1 teaspoon of pizza sauce on top of each cracker. Cut Canadian bacon slices into quarters. (Cut the half-slice in two.) Layer 1 quarter-slice Canadian bacon, 1 banana pepper ring, and 1 mushroom slice on top of each cracker. Sprinkle each evenly with cheese. Microwave uncovered on high for 45–50 seconds, or until cheese melts. Serve hot.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 56 calories, Carbohydrates: 8 g, Protein: 4 g, Fat: 2 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Sodium: 201 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/snack/mini-microwave-appetizer-pizzas/

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