Wild Rice Salad with Pecans and Preserved Fruits

January 19, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, rice | Leave a comment
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I’m passing along a recipe for a Wild Rice Salad with Pecans and Preserved Fruits. It’s made using 2 different types of Rice, Wild Rice and Brown Rice. Some other ingredients you’ll be needing are Orange Juice, Shallots, Georgia Pecan Halves, Cranberries, Apricots, and Spices. You can find this recipe at the CooksRecipes website which has a huge selection of recipes to please all Tastes, Diets, and Cuisines so be sure to check it out today. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Wild Rice Salad with Pecans and Preserved Fruits
Recipe Ingredients:
3/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 large lemon, juiced (about 1/3 cup)
1/8 cup plus 2 tablespoons olive oil – divided use
1 shallot, minced
2/3 cup Georgia pecan halves, cut in half lengthwise
1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup dried apricots, diced
1/4 cup currants
2 1/2 cups cooked wild rice
2 1/2 cups cooked brown rice
6 green onions, trimmed and thinly sliced
Kosher salt
White pepper

Cooking Directions:
1 – Place orange juice and sugar in a small pot over medium-high heat and reduce in volume by half. Cool completely. Add lemon juice and 2 tablespoons olive oil. Set aside.
2 – In large skillet, heat 1/8 cup olive oil and sauté shallots until slightly tender; add pecans and toast in the pan for 2 to 3 minutes on medium heat. Add tarragon and all of the dried fruits. Cook slowly for another 5 minutes or so. Season to taste with Salt and ground black pepper. Chill this mixture, about 1 hour
3 – Once all components are cold, mix rice, fruit mixture, green onions, and dressing. Season to taste with kosher salt and white pepper.
Makes 8 servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/salad/wild_rice_salad_with_pecans_and_preserved_fruits_recipe.html

Blueberry Corn Muffins

January 15, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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These just sounded too good not to pass along, Blueberry Corn Muffins. These are made using All-Purpose Flour, Yellow Cornmeal, Baking Powder, Baking Soda, Salt, Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener, Unsalted Butter, Egg Substitute, Vanilla, Buttermilk, and Blueberries (frozen or fresh). The family will loves these! You can find this recipe at the CooksRecipes website which has a huge selection of recipes to please all tastes, diets, and cuisines so check it out today! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Blueberry Corn Muffins
Blueberry Corn MuffinsIt takes no time to whip up a batch of these tasty muffins for your family or friends.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/3 cup egg substitute
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup blueberries (frozen or fresh)

Cooking Directions:
1 – Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Spray a muffin pan with nonstick spray or line muffin cups with paper liners. Set aside.
2 – Blend dry ingredients together in a medium mixing bowl. Set aside.
3 – Blend butter in a large mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Add egg substitute slowly. Scrape sides and continue to mix until butter forms small lumps. Add vanilla and buttermilk. Mix well. Add dry ingredients in three batches. Mix well and scrape the sides of the bowl after each addition.
4 – Fold blueberries gently into batter. Scoop batter into prepared muffin cups, filling cups to the top.
5 – Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until done.
Makes 10 muffins.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1 muffin): Calories 210 | Calories from Fat 90 | Fat 10g (sat 6g) | Cholesterol 25mg | Sodium 280mg | Carbohydrates 26g | Fiber 2g | Sugars 2g | Protein 5g.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/blueberry_cornmeal_muffins_recipe.html

Sunday’s Pork Roast Dinner Recipe – Carolina Barbecue SUNDAY

January 12, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Sunday’s Pork Roast Dinner Recipe | 1 Comment
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This week’s Sunday’s Pork Roast Dinner Recipe is a Carolina Barbecue. All you need to make this week’s recipe is a 5 Pound Boston Butt Roast, a Dutch Oven, and the Sauce (Recipe included). Then get ready for one Delicious Sunday Dinner! The Recipe comes from the CooksRecipes website which is loaded with Delicious and Healthy Recipes to please all tastes! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Carolina Barbecue
This recipe serves 20, so it’s perfect for family gatherings.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 (5-pound) Boston butt roast
2 teaspoons vegetable oil

Sauce:
1 1/2 cups water
1 (8-ounce) tomato sauce
1/4 cup cider vinegar
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup brown sugar
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 teaspoon celery seeds
1 teaspoon chili powder
Dash hot pepper sauce

Cooking Directions:
1 – Randomly pierce the surface of the roast with a sharp knife.
2 – In a Dutch oven, brown roast on all sides in hot oil.
3 – For Sauce: In a mixing bowl, combine remaining ingredients and mix well. Pour sauce over roast and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer 2 hours or until pork is fork-tender. Baste roast with sauce during cooking time.
4 – Slice or chop to serve.
Makes 20 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/20 of recipe): Calories 260 calories Protein 33 grams Fat 11 grams Sodium 160 milligrams Cholesterol 105 milligrams Saturated Fat 4 grams Carbohydrates 4 grams Fiber 0 grams.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/pork/carolina_barbecue_recipe.html

It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday – Pecos Red Stew

January 11, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, It's Chili Soups or Stews Saturday | 1 Comment
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This week’s It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday is a recipe for Pecos Red Stew. The Stew is made using Boneless Pork Shoulder, Onion, Green Bell Pepper, Garlic, Cilantro, Chili Powder, Oregano, Crushed Red Pepper, Chicken Broth, Potatoes, Corn, and Garbanzo Beans. Serve it with fresh baked Cornbread and Fruit Combo of Oranges, and Pineapple Spears. AQnother Delicious Recipe from the CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all tastes, diets, and cuisines so check it out today! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Pecos Red Stew
Richly flavored, this is a robust Texas-style stew featuring pork and vegetables. It’s great served with hot cornbread and a fresh fruit combo of sliced oranges and pineapple spears.

Recipe Ingredients:
2 pounds boneless pork shoulder or sirloin, cut into 1-inch cubes
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 cups chopped onion
1 cup chopped green bell pepper
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
4 tablespoons chili powder
2 teaspoons dried oregano leaves
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
2 (14.5-ounce) cans chicken broth
3 cups cubed (1-inch), peeled potatoes
2 cups fresh or frozen kernel corn
1 (16-ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed

Cooking Directions:
1 – Heat oil in Dutch oven. Brown pork over medium-high heat. Stir in onions, green pepper, garlic, cilantro, chili powder, oregano, salt, red pepper and chicken broth. Cover; cook over medium-low heat for 45 to 55 minutes or until pork is tender.
2 – Add potatoes, corn and beans. Cover; cook 15 to 20 minutes longer.

Makes 8 servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/soup/pecos_red_stew_recipe.html

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Asiago Vegetable Risotto

January 6, 2020 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 Asiago Vegetable Risotto. To make this dish some of the items you’ll need are Zucchini, Red Bell Pepper, Asparagus, Saffron, Asiago Cheese, Lemon Juice, Fresh Basil and Toasted Pine Nuts. The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website which has a huge selection of recipes to please all tastes, diets, or cuisines so be sure to check it out today. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Asiago Vegetable Risotto
Comforting, creamy risotto loaded with vegetables like zucchini, red bell pepper and asparagus, and seasoned with saffron, Asiago cheese, lemon juice, fresh basil and toasted pine nuts.

Recipe Ingredients:
2/3 cup (6 ounces) butter – divided use
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 1/2 cups arborio rice
3 1/2 cups vegetable broth – divided use
Pinch of saffron threads
1 medium zucchini, sliced into 1/4-inch half-rounds
1 cup asparagus, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
1/2 cup red pepper, diced
2 green onions, sliced
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup (4 ounces) Wisconsin Asiago* Cheese, shredded
2 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped
1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted

Cooking Directions:
1 – In 3-quart pan, heat 1 tablespoon butter and olive oil over medium-high heat. Add rice and stir continuously until edges of kernels are translucent; about 3 to 4 minutes. Add 1/2 cup broth and stir until it is absorbed; about 3 minutes.
2 – Reduce heat to medium and add another 1/2 cup broth, saffron, zucchini, asparagus, red pepper, onions and pepper. Cook until all liquid is absorbed; stirring frequently. Continue to add remaining broth, 1/2 cup at a time, cooking until liquid is absorbed each time.
3 – When all liquid has been added and absorbed, stir in lemon juice, Asiago and remaining butter. Mixture should be creamy and rice should be al dente.
4 – Before serving, stir in basil and pine nuts.
Makes 8 servings.

*Tip: Parmesan cheese can be substituted for the Asiago.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/mless/asiago_vegetable_risotto_recipe.html

Sunday’s Pork Roast Dinner Recipe – Honey-Pineapple Pork Roast

January 5, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Sunday’s Pork Roast Dinner Recipe | Leave a comment
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This week’s Sunday’s Pork Roast Dinner Recipe is a Honey-Pineapple Pork Roast. I’m switching it up a bit for Sunday’s Feature Post. Going from Chicken to Pork Roast. The first recipe is going to be a recipe for Honey-Pineapple Pork Roast. Made using a 3 lb. Pork Loin, Honey, Soy Sauce, White Wine Vinegar, Fresh Pineapple, Cloves, Fresh Ginger. Perfect sides for it would be Grilled Pineapple Spears, Roasted Potatoes and a Green Salad. You can find this recipe at the CooksRecipes website where you’ll find a fantastic and huge selection of recipes to please everyone! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Honey-Pineapple Pork Roast
Glazes will burn if applied too early. Wait until the last 20 to 30 minutes of cooking time to avoid burning. Serve with grilled pineapple spears, roasted potatoes and a green salad.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 (3 to 3 1/2-pound) pork loin
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
1 cup finely chopped fresh pineapple
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger or 1 teaspoon ground ginger

Cooking Directions:
1 – Score loin in 1-inch diamonds with a sharp knife (1/4 inch deep).
2 -Combine all ingredients and pour over pork. Let loin marinate 2 hours to overnight in refrigerator.
3 – Remove pork from marinade, heat remaining marinade in a saucepan to a boil and reserve for basting.
4 – Grill pork over indirect, medium-low fire 1 1/2 to 2 hours (about 18 to 20 minutes per pound) or until the internal temperature is 150°F to 155°F (approximately 65°C). Baste meat with marinade during last 5 to 10 minutes of grilling.
Makes 6 servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/pork/honey-pineapple_pork_roast_recipe.html

It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday – Beef Chili ‘N Cheddar-Topped Potatoes

January 4, 2020 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 Beef Chili ‘N Cheddar-Topped Potatoes. Chili and Potato, a delicious combo! Made using Baking Potatoes, Lean Ground Beef, Chili Powder, 1 can of Hot Chili Beans, Shredded Mild Cheddar Cheese, Salt and Pepper, and Green Onions. The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website which has a huge selection of recipes for all tastes, diets, or cuisines so be sure to check it out today! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Beef Chili ‘N Cheddar-Topped Potatoes
Almost a complete meal, this easy recipe is an excellent source of fiber, protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, iron, selenium and zinc.

Recipe Ingredients:
4 (8-ounce) baking potatoes
1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
1 tablespoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 (15-ounce) can hot chili beans, undrained
1 cup shredded mild cheddar cheese
Salt and pepper
1/4 cup sliced green onions
1/2 cup shredded mild cheddar cheese

Cooking Directions:
1 – Pierce potatoes in several places. Microwave on HIGH 11 to 13 minutes or until tender, rearranging once. Let stand 5 minutes.
2 – Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add ground beef; cook 8 to 10 minutes, breaking into 3/4-inch crumbles and stirring occasionally. Remove from skillet with slotted spoon; pour off drippings. Return beef to skillet; stir in chili powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt.
3 – Add beans and 1 cup cheese; cook and stir until heated through.
4 – To Serve: Cut a slit lengthwise in potatoes; fluff potatoes with fork. Season with salt and pepper, as desired. Spoon beef mixture evenly over potatoes; sprinkle with green onions and 1/2 cup cheese.
Makes 4 servings.

Note: Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed ground beef. Ground beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F (70°C). Color is not an indicator of ground beef doneness.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe – Reduce calories by serving smaller portions): 770 calories; 35 g fat (19 g saturated fat; 10 g monounsaturated fat); 159 mg cholesterol; 1112 mg sodium; 57 g carbohydrate; 10.1 g fiber; 53 g protein; 10.0 mg niacin; 1.2 mg vitamin B6; 3.7 mcg vitamin B12; 6.8 mg iron; 28.5 mcg selenium; 8.8 mg zinc.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/soup/beef_chili_%27n_cheddar-topped_potatoes_recipe.html

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Apple Pie Oatmeal

December 30, 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 – Apple Pie Oatmeal. Start off with your day off with a Delicious and Healthy bowl of Apple Pie Oatmeal. Made using Old Fashioned Oats with a topping made using Splenda Brown Sugar, Chopped Apple, and Apple Pie Spice. The recipe comes from the CooksRecipes website where you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all tastes, diets, and cuisines. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Apple Pie Oatmeal
Start your day with a bowl of steaming oatmeal. It is even better topped with fresh apples and spices.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 cup water
1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
1 dash salt

Apple Pie Topping:
2 teaspoons Splenda® Brown Sugar Blend
1 tablespoon chopped apple
1 dash apple pie spice

Cooking Directions:
1 – Stovetop Directions: Bring water to a boil in a small saucepan. Stir in oats and salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, over medium heat 5 minutes.
2 – Microwave Directions: Combine water, oats, and salt in a microwave-safe bowl. Cover tightly with heavy-duty plastic wrap; fold back a small edge to allow steam to escape. Microwave on HIGH 2 1/2 to 3 minutes; stir well.
3 – Top oatmeal with Splenda® Brown Sugar Blend, chopped apple and spice.
Makes 1 serving.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1 recipe): Calories 200 | Calories from Fat 25 | Fat 2.5g (sat 0.5g) | Cholesterol 0mg | Sodium 400mg | Carbohydrates 37g | Fiber 5g | Sugars 9g | Protein 5g.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/apple_pie_oatmeal_recipe.html

Sunday’s Chicken Dinner Recipe – Chicken with Salsa Verde

December 29, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in chicken, CooksRecipes, Sunday's Chicken Dinner | 1 Comment
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This week’s Sunday’s Chicken Dinner Recipe is – Chicken with Salsa Verde. Chicken Pieces, Poblano Chiles, Tomatillos, and Potatoes are just some of the ingredients needed to make this week’s Sunday’s Chicken Dinner Recipe. The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you’ll find one of the largest selection of recipes you can find, something to please everyone! So check it out today. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Chicken with Salsa Verde
Tender pieces of chicken and potatoes served in a delicious cream sauce seasoned with tomatillos and poblano chiles.

Recipe Ingredients:
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
4 pounds skinless chicken pieces
4 poblano chiles
5 medium tomatillos, peeled and quartered
1 medium onion, quartered
3/4 cup water, divided
4 MAGGI Garlic Flavor Seasoning Cubes, crushed
1 to 2 teaspoons MAGGI Seasoning Sauce
1 teaspoon dried oregano
4 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 (7.6-ounce) can NESTLÉ Media Crema
Hot cooked rice or warm corn or flour tortillas
Chopped cilantro for garnish

Cooking Directions:
1 – Heat oil in large saucepan over medium-high heat. Fry chicken, turning once, for 5 to 7 minutes or until browned. Remove from saucepan; set aside.
2 – Roast whole chiles over gas stove burner or broil until skins blister. Remove immediately to avoid burning. Place chiles in cold water for 10 minutes. Peel and remove seeds, if desired.
3 – Place chiles, tomatillos, onion, ¼ cup water, crushed seasoning cubes, seasoning sauce and oregano in blender; cover. Blend until smooth. Place chile mixture in same saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, for 10 minutes or until sauce has thickened. Add remaining ½ cup water; stir well. Add chicken to sauce; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cover. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 40 minutes. Add potatoes; cover. Cook for 10 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Add media crema; cook for 1 minute or until heated through.
4 – Serve with hot cooked rice or warm tortillas. Top with chopped cilantro.

Makes 8 to 10 servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/chicken/chicken_with_salsa_verde_recipe.html

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Layered Tamale Casserole

December 23, 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 Layered Tamale Casserole. Made using Black Beans, Onions, Zucchini, Red Bell Peppers, Garlic, Corn, Spices, Flour Tortillas, Green Taco Sauce, Wisconsin Monterey Jack Cheese, and Wisconsin crumbled Queso Blanco Cheese. What Meat, none needed for this recipe! The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website where you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all tastes, so check it out today! Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Layered Tamale Casserole
This layered vegetable tamale casserole is sure to please.

Recipe Ingredients:
1/4 cup water
2 (15-ounce) cans black beans, drained
Vegetable cooking spray
3 cups sliced onions (about 2 large)
2 1/2 cups thinly sliced zucchini (about 2 medium)
1 3/4 cups julienned red bell pepper (about 2 medium)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup corn cut from cob (about 2 ears)
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
5 (8-inch) flour tortillas
1 1/4 cups commercial green taco sauce
3/4 cup shredded Wisconsin Monterey Jack cheese
3/4 cup Wisconsin crumbled Queso Blanco cheese

Cooking Directions:
1 – Place water and beans in bowl of food processor. Process until smooth. Set aside.
2 – Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray, and place over medium-high heat until hot. Add onion, zucchini, pepper and garlic; sauté 10 minutes. Add corn, cumin and ground red pepper; cook 2 minutes. Set aside.
3 – Coat a 3 quart round soufflé dish with cooking spray. Place 1 tortilla in bottom of dish. Spread 1/2 cup bean mixture over tortilla. Spoon 1 cup onion mixture on top of bean mixture, and top with 1/4 cup sauce.
4 – Blend together Monterey Jack and Queso Blanco. Sprinkle 1/4 cup cheese over sauce. Repeat procedure with remaining ingredients, ending with 1/2 cup cheese.
5 – Bake in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for 45 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

Makes 8 servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/mless/layered_tamale_casserole_recipe.html

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