It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday – Italian Meatball and Vegetable Soup

June 22, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, It's Chili Soups or Stews Saturday | Leave a comment
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This week’s It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday is a recipe for Italian Meatball and Vegetable Soup. Home made Meatballs, Tomatoes, Carrots, Onions, and Spices are just some of the ingredients that you’ll be using to make this week’s recipe. This is one hearty Soup Dish! You can find this recipe at the CooksRecipes website where you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all tastes so be sure to check it out before planning your next Meal. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Italian Meatball and Vegetable Soup
This hearty Italian meatball and vegetable soup is sure to become a favorite on the family menu.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 pound lean ground beef
1/2 cup fresh bread crumbs
1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon dried parsley
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon salt
6 cups beef broth
1 (28-ounce) can Italian-style tomatoes, with juice and crushed
6 carrots, thinly sliced
4 medium potatoes, peeled, diced
1 large onion, chopped
4 large garlic cloves, finely minced
2 teaspoons dried thyme
2 teaspoons dried basil
1 bay leaf
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
Additional freshly grated Parmesan for accompaniment

Cooking Directions:
1 – Combine ground beef, fresh bread crumbs, grated Parmesan cheese, 1 tablespoon parsley, 1 teaspoon dried oregano and 1 teaspoon salt in large bowl and blend well. Using moistened hands, shape mixture into 1-inch diameter meatballs.
2 – Bring broth to boil in heavy large Dutch oven over high heat. Drop in meatballs and cook 5 minutes. Add tomatoes, carrots, potatoes, onions, garlic, dried thyme and basil. Reduce heat to medium. Simmer soup uncovered until meatballs and vegetables are cooked through and tender, about 40 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
3 – Ladle soup into bowls and pass additional Parmesan.

Makes 4 to 6 servings.

https://www.cooksrecipes.com/soup/italian-meatball-and-vegetable-soup-recipe.html

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Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Cinnamon Apple Roll-Ups

June 20, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dessert of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is – Cinnamon Apple Roll-Ups. All you’ll need to to make this Dessert is; package of Refrigerated Bread Stick Dough, Granny Smith Apples, Equal, Ground Cinnamon, and Butter. It’s 101 calories and 16 carbs per serving. You can find this recipe along with all the other Delicious and Healthy Recipes at the CooksRecipes website. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Cinnamon Apple Roll-Ups
Little apple dumplings that are simple to prepare thanks to refrigerated bread stick dough.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 (11-ounce) package refrigerated bread stick dough
2 medium size Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, thinly sliced 1/2 cup Equal® Spoonful*
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons stick butter or margarine, melted

Cooking Directions:
1 – Unroll bread stick dough. Separate at perforations to form 12 strips.
2 – Place 3 to 4 apple slices at the end of each strip.
3 – Combine Equal® and cinnamon. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon Equal® mixture over apple slices on each strip of dough.
4 – Beginning at end with apple slices, roll up jelly roll fashion. Arrange apple bundles, seam side down, in bottom of well-sprayed 1-quart oval casserole dish. Brush with melted butter. Sprinkle with remaining cinnamon-Equal® mixture.
5 – Bake in preheated 375°F (190°C) oven 25 to 30 minutes or until golden. Serve warm.
Makes 12 servings.

*May substitute 12 packets Equal sweetener

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/12 of recipe): calories 101, protein 2 g, carbohydrate 16 g, fat 3 g, cholesterol 5 mg, sodium 194 mg.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/cinnamon_apple_roll-ups_recipe.html

It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday – Crawfish Chili

June 15, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, It's Chili Soups or Stews Saturday | Leave a comment
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This week’s It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday is a recipe for Crawfish Chili. Nothing like some Crawfish to kick up your Chili! Ground Beef, Shrimp, and Spices makeup this week’s recipe. The recipe is from one of my favorite sites, the CooksRecipes website. At the CooksRecipes website you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please everyone so check it out today! Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Crawfish Chili
Adding crawfish to the mix makes this chili as Louisianan as it gets.

Recipe Ingredients:
2 pounds ground beef
2 pounds crayfish
1 teaspoon minced garlic
2 teaspoons salt
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon dried mint
1 tablespoon dried parsley
3 tablespoons chili powder
1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
1 cup dry white wine
2 cups water
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 cup chopped onion

Cooking Directions:
* Brown ground beef in a saucepan. Add crayfish, minced garlic, salt, soy sauce, cayenne pepper, mint, dried parsley, chili powder, tomato sauce, white wine, water, lemon juice, and chopped onions. Simmer for 2 hours, or until tender.

Makes 16 servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/soup/crawfish_chili_recipe.html

Grandma’s Apple Crisp

June 6, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, dessert | Leave a comment
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I’ve got a second Dessert Recipe to pass along to all of you, Grandma’s Apple Crisp. Granny Smith Apples, Cinnamon, and Equal Sweetener make up this recipe. This one is from the CooksRecipes website where you’ll find a fantastic selection of recipes to please all tastes, diets, and cuisines so be sure to check it out today! Enjoy and Make 2019 Healthy One! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Grandma’s Apple Crisp
A traditional apple crisp with cinnamon flavored sliced fresh apples with a crunchy oat and nut topping, but with 39% less calories per serving. Serve it warm with a scoop of frozen vanilla yogurt.

Recipe Ingredients:
Filling:
6 cups peeled and sliced Granny Smith apples
1/2 cup Equal® Spoonful*
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Topping:
3/4 cup quick or old-fashioned oats, uncooked
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup Equal® Spoonful**
1/4 cup chopped pecans
3 tablespoons stick butter or margarine, melted
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Cooking Directions:
1 – For Filling: Combine apples, 1/2 cup Equal®, water, flour, lemon juice and cinnamon. Toss gently to coat apple slices. Place in an 8-inch square baking pan.
2 – For Topping: Combine oats, flour, 1/4 cup Equal®, pecans, melted butter and cinnamon. Stir until mixture is crumbly. Sprinkle evenly over apple mixture.
3 – Bake in preheated 350°F (175°C) oven 30 to 35 minutes or until apples are tender and topping is crisp. Remove from oven. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Makes 6 servings.

*May substitute 12 packets Equal sweetener.

**May substitute 6 packets Equal sweetener.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/6 of recipe): calories 228, protein 4 g, carbohydrate 34 g, fat 10 g, cholesterol 15 mg, sodium 4 mg.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/grandma%27s_apple_crisp_recipe.html

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Cheesy Spinach Pasta Pie

June 3, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is a Cheesy Spinach Pasta Pie. Creamed Spinach, Spaghetti, Ricotta Cheese, and Mozzarella Cheese are just some of the ingredients you’ll need to make this dish. The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website, one of my favorites! You’ll find a fantastic selection of recipes to please everyone, so check the site out today. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Cheesy Spinach Pasta Pie
Serve this meatless cheese, spinach and pasta casserole for brunch with fresh fruit and warm muffins.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 (9-ounce) package STOUFFER’S Creamed Spinach, defrosted according to package directions
6 ounces dry spaghetti, prepared according to package directions
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
6 large eggs – divided use
1 cup ricotta cheese
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese – divided use
1/2 cup half-and-half
1/3 cup chopped onion
2/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1 teaspoon crushed dried basil leaves

Cooking Directions:
1 – Preheat oven to 375°F (175°C).
2 – Combine pasta, oil and 2 lightly beaten eggs in large bowl; press onto bottom and up side of 10-inch pie plate.
3 – Bake for 7 to 10 minutes or until set.
4 – Combine creamed spinach, remaining eggs, ricotta cheese, 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, half-and-half, onion, Parmesan, parsley and basil; spoon into pasta shell. Top with remaining mozzarella.
5 – Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until knife inserted near center comes out clean; cool for 10 minutes before serving.

Makes 6 servings.

https://www.cooksrecipes.com/mless/cheesy_spinach_pasta_pie_recipe.html

Sunday’s Chicken Dinner Recipe – Cuban-Style Chicken

June 2, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in chicken, CooksRecipes, Sunday's Chicken Dinner | Leave a comment
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This week’s Sunday’s Chicken Dinner Recipe is a recipe for Cuban-Style Chicken. You’ll be using Chicken Drumsticks that will be in a Seasoned Citrus Sauce. Chicken Dinner with a Cuban flair! You cam find this recipe at the CooksRecipes website which has a huge selection of recipes to please everyone! Check it out today. So Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Cuban-Style Chicken
A flavorful and economical dish made with chicken drumsticks simmered in a perfectly seasoned citrus sauce.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 small onion, quartered
5 cloves garlic
3 MAGGI Cumin Flavor Seasoning Cubes
1 teaspoon dried oregano
3/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons vegetable or olive oil – divided use
10 chicken drumsticks
Hot, cooked rice
Chopped fresh cilantro or parsley

Cooking Directions:
1 – Place onion, garlic, seasoning cubes, oregano, orange juice, lemon juice and 1/4 cup oil in blender; cover. Blend until smooth.
2 – Combine chicken and sauce in plastic bag; close bag and marinate in refrigerator for about 4 hours. Remove chicken from marinade; reserve marinade.
3 – Heat remaining 2 tablespoons oil in large skillet over medium heat. Cook chicken, turning frequently, for 5 minutes or until golden. Add reserved marinade. Cook, stirring frequently, until it reaches a boil. Reduce heat to low; cover. Cook for 25 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and sauce has thickened. Serve with rice; sprinkle with cilantro.

Makes 5 (2 drumstick) servings.

https://www.cooksrecipes.com/chicken/cuban-style_chicken_recipe.html

It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday – Shrimp Bisque

June 1, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, It's Chili Soups or Stews Saturday | Leave a comment
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This week’s It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday is a recipe for Shrimp Bisque. This one uses one of my favorite foods, Shrimp! The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website where you’ll find recipes to please all tastes, diets, and cuisines. So Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Shrimp Bisque
Shrimp bisque is great for a weekend get-together or to surprise a loved one.

Recipe Ingredients:
1/2 cup butter or margarine – divided use
1 pound medium shrimp, peeled, deveined and chopped
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
3 cups water
1 tablespoon tomato ketchup
1 teaspoon chicken soup base or bouillon
1 bay leaf
1 tablespoon seasoned salt
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
1 (12-ounce) can NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
2 tablespoons dry white wine or water

Cooking Directions:
Melt 2 tablespoons butter in medium saucepan over medium heat. Add shrimp, onion and celery; cook, stirring occasionally, until shrimp turn pink. Remove from saucepan; set aside.
Melt remaining butter in same saucepan over medium heat. Stir in flour. Gradually stir in water, ketchup, bouillon, bay leaf, seasoned salt and cayenne pepper. Boil, stirring occasionally; reduce heat to low. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Add shrimp mixture; cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 minutes. Discard bay leaf. Stir in evaporated milk and wine. Heat through; do not boil.
Makes 6 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/6 of recipe): Calories: 340 Calories from Fat: 180 Total Fat: 20 g Saturated Fat: 13 g Cholesterol: 175 mg Sodium: 1260 mg Carbohydrates: 17 g Dietary Fiber: .5 g Sugars: 7 g Protein: 21 g.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/soup/shrimp_bisque_recipe.html

 

Sunday’s Chicken Dinner Recipe – Garden Chicken

May 26, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Sunday's Chicken Dinner | Leave a comment
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This week’s Sunday’s Chicken Dinner Recipe is – Garden Chicken. Made using Chicken Breasts, Diced Tomatoes, White Wine, Italian Tomato Paste, Asparagus, and Seasoning. A Dish sure to Make the Perfect Sunday Dinner! You can find this recipe at the CooksRecipes website which has huge selection of recipes to please everyone! Check it out today! Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Garden Chicken
Chicken breasts are quick-braised in an Italian-seasoned tomato and white wine sauce with fresh asparagus.

Recipe Ingredients:
2 tablespoons olive oil
6 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
1 3/4 cups (14.5-ounce can) recipe-ready diced tomatoes, undrained (1 3/4 cups)
1 cup chicken broth or dry white wine
1 (6-ounce) can Italian tomato paste (2/3 cup)
2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley or 1 teaspoon dried parsley, crushed
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 pound fresh asparagus, stemmed and cut into 2-inch pieces

Cooking Directions:
1 – Heat olive oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook for 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until browned. Push chicken to side of skillet.
2 – Add tomatoes with juice, broth, tomato paste, parsley, and salt to skillet; stir. Add asparagus; spoon sauce over chicken and asparagus. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cover. Cook for 20 to 25 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in center.
Makes 6 servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/chicken/garden_chicken_recipe.html

It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday – Spicy Pork Chili

May 25, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, It's Chili Soups or Stews Saturday | 2 Comments
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This week’s It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday is a recipe for Spicy Pork Chili. Made using a Boneless Pork Loin along with Tomatoes, Kidney Beans, and Spices. The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website where you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all tastes, diets, and cuisines so check it out today. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Spicy Pork Chili
Warm up after a day of raking leaves or shoveling snow with this tasty pork chili. Even better the next day as leftovers. Serve with extra tortillas or warm cornbread.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 1/2 pounds boneless pork loin, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 medium onion, coarsely chopped
1 medium green pepper, coarsely chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
2 (16-ounce) cans whole peeled tomatoes, crushed
1 (16-ounce) can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
3 tablespoons chili powder
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese for accompaniment (optional)
Warm flour tortillas for accompaniment (optional)

Cooking Directions:
1 – In a 4-quart Dutch oven cook pork, onion, green pepper, and garlic in hot oil until pork is browned.
2 – Stir in flour, mixing well. Add the remaining ingredients, except cheese and tortillas. Simmer, uncovered, one hour.
3 – Top each serving with some of the cheese. Serve with tortillas, if desired.
Makes 8 servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/soup/spicy_pork_chili_recipe.html

Sunday’s Chicken Dinner Recipe – Roasted Chicken with Apple Stuffing

May 19, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Sunday's Chicken Dinner | Leave a comment
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This week’s Sunday’s Chicken Dinner Recipe is a recipe for Roasted Chicken with Apple Stuffing. You’ll be Roasting a Whole Chicken with an Apple Stuffing. Included is a Garlic Butter Rub Recipe for the Chicken and the Apple Stuffing Recipe. The recipe is from one of my favorite recipe sites, the CooksRecipes website which has a massive selection of recipes to please all tastes, diets, and cuisines. Be sure to check it out soon! Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Roasted Chicken with Apple Stuffing

Recipe Ingredients:
1 whole (3 to 4-pound) chicken, trimmed of excess fat

Garlic Butter Rub:
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Apple Stuffing:
2 cups firm white bread, cubed
1/2 to 3/4 cup chicken broth
1 large tart Michigan apple, peeled and chopped
1/4 cup dried cherries
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon dried sage
Salt and ground black pepper to taste
3 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup minced onion
1/2 cup sliced celery
1/2 cup dry white wine
1 large tart Michigan apple, cored and cut into wedges
1 large sweet onion, cut into wedges

Cooking Directions:
1 – Preheat oven to 400°F (205°C).
2 – Rinse chicken with cold water and pat dry with paper towels inside and out. Place in roasting pan.
3 – In small bowl, combine garlic, butter, lemon juice, salt and pepper.
4 – Loosen skin of chicken wherever possible, and spread half of the butter/garlic mixture under skin. Sprinkle additional salt and pepper over skin. Put remaining butter in roasting pan.
5 – Place bread cubes in mixing bowl. Toss with apples, cherries, thyme, sage, salt and pepper. Moisten with chicken broth.
6 – Melt butter in large skillet; add onion and celery and sauté until softened, 3 to 4 minutes. Add to stuffing and toss. Stuff chicken loosely with mixture. Tie legs together and roast 40 minutes.
7 – Add white wine, to deglaze the pan along with apples and onions to pan and continue roasting about 40 minutes, until thermometer inserted into thickest part of thigh registers 160°F (71.1°C) to 165°F (73.8°C). Remove bird to platter and let rest 5 minutes before carving.
Makes 4 servings.

Note: Drippings from pan may be used as an excellent base for gravy.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories: 277; Total Fat: 16g; Saturated Fat: 6g; Cholesterol: 74mg; Total Carbs: 11g; Fiber: 1g; Protein: 22g; Sodium: 412mg.

https://www.cooksrecipes.com/chicken/roasted_chicken_with_apple_stuffing_recipe.html

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