“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Tamale Pie

November 20, 2017 at 6:30 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is – Tamale Pie. Vegetarian tamale pie with fillings of Onion, Bell Pepper, Olives, Spices, and more! I came across many recipes for this but I went with the one at CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all tastes and cuisines. So check it out today! Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Tamale Pie
This great tasting vegetarian tamale pie is sure to become a family favorite for meatless entrées.

Recipe Ingredients:

Filling:
3 cups cooked cranberry or dark or light red kidney beans, drained, rinsed, and mashed
1/2 cup onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup green bell pepper, chopped
1 tablespoon corn oil
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 heaping teaspoon chili powder
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup green olives, sliced
3 tablespoons fresh parsley, minced
Salt and ground black pepper to taste

Crust:
1 cup yellow cornmeal
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1/2 cup milk
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons green chiles, chopped

Topping:
1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Cooking Directions:

1 – In a large skillet, sauté onions, garlic, and green pepper in oil. Stir in tomato paste and chili powder. Then add water, beans, olives, parsley, salt and black pepper. Simmer mixture, stirring, until heated through.
2 – Spread bean mixture evenly in a greased 8-inch baking dish or shallow casserole.
3 – In a medium bowl, combine cornmeal, flour, salt, and baking powder. Add egg, milk, oil, and green chiles. Stir mixture until ingredients are moist.
4 – Spread batter over bean mixture and top with cheese.
5 – Bake, uncovered, at 400°F (205°C) for 20 minutes or until crust is golden brown.
Makes 4 to 6 servings
http://www.cooksrecipes.com/mless/tamale_pie_recipe.html

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“Meatless Monday’ Recipe of the Week – Queso Tortilla Torte

November 13, 2017 at 6:22 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s Meatless Monday Recipe of the Week is a Queso Tortilla Torte. Made with; Green Chilies, Onions, Refried Beans, Tomatoes, Cheese, and Corn Tortillas. You can find this recipe at the CooksRecipes website. The Cooks site has a huge selection of recipes for all cuisines and tastes! So Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Queso Tortilla Torte
Corn tortillas stacked and filled with a seasoned mixture of mild green chiles and green onions, refried beans and three types of cheese.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 cup green chiles, mild, diced, drained
3/4 cup green onions, chopped
1/2 tablespoon ground cumin*
24 (6-inch) corn tortillas
1 1/2 cups shredded Wisconsin Cheddar cheese
3 cups shredded Wisconsin Monterey Jack Hot Pepper cheese
2 cups refried beans
3 cups shredded Wisconsin Monterey Jack cheese
3/4 cup tomatoes, diced
Suggested garnishes: sour cream, hot peppers, red or green taco sauce

Cooking Directions:

1 – Mix together the green chiles, green onions and cumin.
2 – Assemble 6 tortillas on sheet pans lined with silicone paper, as follows:
3 – First Layer: Corn tortilla, 1/4 cup (about 2 ounces) green chile mixture and 2 tablespoons Wisconsin cheddar cheese.
4 – Second Layer: Corn tortilla, 1/2 cup Wisconsin Hot Pepper cheese.
5 – Third Layer: Corn tortilla, 1/3 cup (about 3 ounces) refried beans and 1/4 cup Wisconsin Monterey Jack cheese.
6 – Fourth Layer: Corn tortilla, 1/4 cup Wisconsin Monterey Jack cheese, 2 tablespoons tomato and 2 tablespoons Wisconsin cheddar cheese.
7 – Bake in oven at 375°F (190°C) for 8 to 10 minutes. Let stand 2 minutes.
8 – Cut each torta in half; serve one half atop the other. Or cut into quarters; do not stack. Garnish as desired.
Makes 12 quesadillas.

Variations:

* You may replace the Asadero with any of these Wisconsin cheeses: Wisconsin Monterey Jack, Queso Oaxaca, Queso Quesadilla, Muenster or Fontina.
* Add cooked crumbled ground beef, pork or chorizo to potato mixture.
* For spicier quesadilla, use 1 can mild and 1 can hot green chiles.
http://www.cooksrecipes.com/mless/queso_tortilla_torte_recipe.html

Gingersnap Pumpkin Cheesecake

November 12, 2017 at 6:05 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, dessert | Leave a comment
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I’m passing along a recipe I came across at the CooksRecipes website, Gingersnap Pumpkin Cheesecake. Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener replaces the Sugar in the recipe. Perfect Dessert for your Holiday Table. Again its at the CooksRecipes website which has a huge selection of recipes for all occasions. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

 

Gingersnap Pumpkin Cheesecake
This new and healthy version is a tasty twist of a classic recipe. The gingersnap crust offers the perfect balance to the creamy pumpkin filling.

Recipe Ingredients:

3/4 cup gingersnap cookie crumbs
3/4 cup crushed fat-free graham crackers
2 tablespoons Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
3 (8-ounce) containers block-style fat-free cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
1 1/2 cups canned solid pack pumpkin
1 tablespoon molasses
1/2 cup nonfat evaporated milk
1/3 cup maple syrup
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
4 large eggs

Cooking Directions:

1 – Preheat oven to 325°F (165°C). Grease and flour an 8 inch springform pan.
2 – Using a fork, combine gingersnaps, graham crackers, 2 tablespoons Splenda® Granulated Sweetener, and melted butter. Press mixture onto the bottom and two inches up the sides of the pan to form the crust.
3 – With an electric mixer, beat cream cheese and 1/2 cup Splenda® Granulated Sweetener until light and fluffy. Stir in the pumpkin. Mix in the molasses, evaporated milk, maple syrup, cinnamon, allspice and vanilla. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, mixing until smooth.
4 – Pour batter into prepared crust.
5 – Bake in the preheated oven for 90 minutes, or until center of cheesecake is set. Allow to cool in pan for 30 minutes, then refrigerate overnight.
Makes 8 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of recipe): Calories: 310; Calories from Fat: 100; Total Fat: 11g; Saturated Fat: 5g; Cholesterol: 130mg; Sodium: 550mg; Total Carbs: 34g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Sugars: 18g; Protein: 19g.

http://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/gingersnap_pumpkin_cheesecake_recipe.html

Diabetic Dish of the Week – Tasty Teriyaki Chicken

November 7, 2017 at 6:26 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is – Tasty Teriyaki Chicken. Splenda Sweetener replaces the Sugar in the Recipe. It’s only 140 calories and 3 carbs per serving! You can find this recipe at the CooksRecipes website. The Cooks site has a huge selection of recipes to please all tastes. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

 

Tasty Teriyaki Chicken
A much requested reduced calorie chicken recipe, that’s easy to double for a large group.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon cold water
1/2 cup Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup cider vinegar
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
12 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

Cooking Directions:

1 – In a small saucepan over low heat, combine the cornstarch, cold water, Splenda® Granulated Sweetener, soy sauce, vinegar, garlic, ginger and ground black pepper. Let simmer, stirring frequently, until sauce thickens and bubbles.
2 – Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C).
3 – Place chicken pieces in a lightly greased 9×13 inch baking dish. Brush chicken with the sauce. Turn pieces over, and brush again.
4 – Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Turn pieces over, and bake for another 30 minutes, until no longer pink and juices run clear. Brush with sauce every 10 minutes during cooking.
Makes 12 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/12 of recipe): Calories 140 | Calories from Fat 25 | Fat 3.0g (sat 1.0g) | Cholesterol 65mg | Sodium 660mg | Carbohydrates 3g | Fiber 0g | Sugars 1g | Protein 25g.

http://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/tasty_teriyaki_chicken_recipe.html

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Potatoes and Collard Greens with Vegan Sausage MONDAY

November 6, 2017 at 6:22 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is – Potatoes and Collard Greens with Vegan Sausage. Yukon Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Collard Greens, and Vegan Sausage make up this week’s recipe! It’s from one of my favorite recipe sites – CooksRecipes. The Cooks site is loaded with recipes to please all tastes so check it out today! Enjoy and eat Healthy! http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

 

Potatoes and Collard Greens with Vegan Sausage
Greens often come out on top of healthy food lovers’ must-eat lists. The dark leafy greens are still crave-worthy in March, until such time as the lighter and leafier spring greens arrive.

Recipe Ingredients:

4 medium-large Yukon gold or red-skinned potatoes
1 large sweet potato
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
3 to 4 cloves garlic, minced
1 good-sized bunch collard greens or kale
2 links Tofurkey or Field Roast vegan sausage, cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices
1/4 cup dry white wine or water
Leaves from 2 sprigs fresh rosemary, or 1 to 2 teaspoons dried rosemary leaves, to taste
1 teaspoon sweet paprika
1/4 teaspoon dried hot red pepper flakes, or to taste
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Cooking Directions:

1 – Cook, bake, or microwave the potatoes and sweet potatoes until they can be pierced with a fork but still firm. When cool enough to handle, cut in half lengthwise, then cut into 1/2-inch-thick half circles.
2 – Cut away the thick midribs from the greens and cut the leaves in half lengthwise. Rinse well, then, stacking several leaves at a time, cut them into strips.
3 – Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a large skillet. Add the garlic and sauté over low heat until golden.
4 – Add the potatoes, collards, sausage, and wine. Turn the heat up to medium high and cook, stirring frequently, until the collards are bright green and tender-crisp and the potatoes and sausage are touched with golden spots here and there.
5 – Sprinkle in the rosemary, paprika, and red pepper flakes and cook for two to three minutes longer, stirring frequently. Season with salt and ground black pepper and serve.
Makes 4 to 6 servings.

http://www.cooksrecipes.com/mless/potatoes_and_collard_greens_with_vegan_sausage_recipe.html

Soup Special of the Day………..Slow Cooker Pot Roast Soup SUNDAY

November 5, 2017 at 6:30 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, soup, Soup Special of the Day | Leave a comment
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This week’s Soup Special of the Day is Slow Cooker Pot Roast Soup. Get your Slow Cooker out and get the Beef Shoulder Roast Boneless Roast in along with all the other ingredients, cook on low for 8-9 hours, and the Soup is Served! This one makes my mouth water just thinking about it! The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you’ll find a huge selection of recipes for all cuisines and tastes. Enjoy and eat Healthy! http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

 

Slow Cooker Pot Roast Soup
Put this make-ahead soup on early in the day to serve an easy, near-effortless “meal-in-a-bowl” that evening.

This recipe is an excellent source of protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, iron, selenium and zinc; and a good source of fiber.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 beef Shoulder Roast Boneless (2 1/2 pounds)
2 cups chopped onions
1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes with green peppers and onions, undrained
1 cup frozen hash brown potatoes (cubes)
1 cup beef broth
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 cups broccoli slaw*
1/2 cup frozen peas

Cooking Directions:

Cut beef roast into 12 equal pieces. Place in 4 1/2 to 5 1/2-quart slow cooker. Add onions, tomatoes, potatoes, broth, garlic, thyme, salt and pepper. Cover and cook on HIGH 5 to 6 hours, or on LOW 8 to 9 hours, or until beef is fork-tender. (No stirring is necessary during cooking.)
Stir in broccoli slaw; continue cooking, covered, 30 minutes or until broccoli slaw is crisp-tender. Turn off slow cooker. Stir in peas; let stand, covered, 5 minutes.
Makes 6 servings.

*Sold in packages in the fresh produce section of supermarkets.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/6 of recipe): 295 calories; 8 g fat (2 g saturated fat; 4 g monounsaturated fat); 100 mg cholesterol; 686 mg sodium; 20 g carbohydrate; 3.6 g fiber; 35 g protein; 4.3 mg niacin; 0.5 mg vitamin B6; 3.2 mcg vitamin B12; 5.3 mg iron; 33.3 mcg selenium; 8.7 mg zinc

http://www.cooksrecipes.com/soup/slow_cooker_pot_roast_soup_recipe.html

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Barley-Stuffed Peppers

October 30, 2017 at 5:34 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is – Barley-Stuffed Peppers. The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website. The Cooks site has a huge selection of recipes that will please all tastes and cuisines. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

 

Barley-Stuffed Peppers
These stuffed peppers use barley filling instead of Mom’s old-fashioned hamburger stuffing—and they’re just as comforting.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 cup reduced-sodium vegetable broth
1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
2/3 cup quick-cooking barley
2 large red, yellow, and/or green sweet peppers (about 1 pound)
1 egg, beaten
3/4 cup shredded reduced-fat mozzarella cheese (3 ounces)
1 large tomato, peeled, seeded, and chopped (about 3/4 cup)
1/2 cup shredded zucchini
1/3 cup soft bread crumbs
1 tablespoon snipped fresh basil or 1/2 teaspoon dried basil, crushed
1 teaspoon snipped fresh rosemary or 1/8 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
1/8 teaspoon onion salt
Several dashes bottled hot pepper sauce
Fresh rosemary (optional)
Dried red chile peppers (optional)

Cooking Directions:

1 – In a medium saucepan combine the broth, mushrooms, and barley. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 12 to 15 minutes or until barley is tender. Drain thoroughly.
2 – Cut sweet peppers in half lengthwise; remove seeds and membranes. If desired, precook pepper halves in boiling water for 3 minutes. Drain on paper towels.
3 – In a medium mixing bowl stir together the egg, 1/2 cup of the cheese, the tomato, zucchini, bread crumbs, basil, rosemary, onion salt, and bottled hot pepper sauce. Stir in cooked barley mixture. Place peppers, cut side up, in a 2-quart rectangular baking dish. Spoon barley mixture into the pepper halves.
4 – Bake stuffed peppers, covered, in a 350°F (175°C) oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until filling is heated through. Sprinkle remaining cheese over the peppers. Return to oven; bake 2 minutes more. Carefully transfer peppers to a serving platter. If desired, garnish with fresh rosemary and dried red chile peppers.
Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): calories: 195, total fat: 5g, saturated fat: 2g, cholesterol: 62mg, sodium: 364mg, carbohydrate: 28g, fiber: 5g, protein: 12g, vitamin C: 213%, calcium: 17%, iron: 8%.
http://www.cooksrecipes.com/mless/barley-stuffed_peppers_recipe.html

Pumpkin Cookie Pops

October 26, 2017 at 9:39 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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I have another Halloween Treat for all of you, Pumpkin Cookie Pops! Another Spooky Recipe off the CooksRecipes website. Check out the Cooks site and their huge recipe collection. Enjoy! http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

 

Pumpkin Cookie Pops

Pumpkin Cookie PopsA fun fall treat the kids will love! American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) shares this braces-friendly Halloween recipe.

Recipe Ingredients:

3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 cup canned or fresh cooked pumpkin
1 tablespoon orange zest
1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
Pinch salt
20 wooden sticks (tongue depressors or popsicle sticks work best)

Cooking Directions:

1 – Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
2 – In a large mixing bowl, combine with electric mixer the butter, brown sugar and orange zest. Add the pumpkin, egg yolk, and vanilla. Mix.
3 – Gradually add the flour and spices. Mix with your hands to create a soft dough. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
4 – Divide dough into two pieces. Roll out each piece to 1/4-inch thickness on a floured surface. Cut into pumpkin shapes with cookie cutters.
5 – Place on ungreased baking sheet and securely insert a wooden stick into the bottom half of each pumpkin cookie.
6 – Bake for 12 to 15 minutes.
7 – Decorate with favorite frosting.
Makes 20 cookie pops.

http://www.cooksrecipes.com/holiday/pumpkin_cookie_pops_recipe.html

Halloween Treat Recipe – Halloween Candy Corn Crunch

October 21, 2017 at 5:36 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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The Perfect Halloween Snack, Halloween Candy Corn Crunch. No Tricks just a treat! It’s from the CooksRecipes website which has a huge selection of recipes to please all tastes and cuisines. Enjoy and Happy Halloween! http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

 

Halloween Candy Corn Crunch
Thrill ’em on Halloween with these crispy peanut butter and marshmallow popcorn clusters studded with colorful candy corn.

Recipe Ingredients:

8 cups air-popped popcorn
7 ounces marshmallow cream
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 cup candy corn

Cooking Directions:

1 – Combine marshmallow cream and peanut butter in a large bowl; mix until smooth.
2 – Stir in popcorn and candy corn and mix until coated evenly.
3 – Drop by heaping spoonfuls on wax paper or non-stick surface and allow to cool.
4 – Store in airtight container.
* Makes about 4 dozen treats.

http://www.cooksrecipes.com/holiday/halloween_candy_corn_crunch_recipe.html

Halloween Treat Recipe – Cauldron of Chili with Breadstick Bones

October 17, 2017 at 9:42 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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I have another Treat for your Halloween, Cauldron of Chili with Breadstick Bones. I found this one on the CooksRecipes website which has a huge selection of recipes. Check it out today! Enjoy! http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

 

Cauldron of Chili with Breadstick Bones
Top a steaming bowl of chili with a friendly (and edible!) breadstick spider.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 pound lean ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped
2 (14.5-ounce) cans Mexican-style stewed tomatoes, undrained
2 (15-ounce) cans chili beans
1 (11-ounce) refrigerated breadsticks
1 egg white, lightly beaten
2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Shredded cheddar cheese

Cooking Directions:

1 – In 12-inch skillet, cook beef and onions over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until beef is thoroughly cooked; drain. Stir in tomatoes and chili beans. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer uncovered 20 to 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
2 – Preheat oven to 375°F (175°C).
3 – Unroll dough; separate at perforations into 6 breadsticks. Roll each 12 inches long. Carefully tie a loose knot in both ends of each breadstick and place on a greased baking sheet.
4 – Brush breadsticks with egg white. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
5 – Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until golden brown.
6 – Top individual servings of chili with cheese; serve with warm breadstick bones.
Makes 6 servings.

http://www.cooksrecipes.com/holiday/cauldron_of_chili_with_breadstick_bones_recipe.html

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