“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Easy Corn Chilaquiles

January 18, 2021 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 Easy Corn Chilaquiles. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing ORTEGA Salsa – Homestyle Recipe, Frozen Whole Kernel Corn, ORTEGA Diced Green Chiles, Jalapeños, Tortilla Chips, Shredded Monterey Jack Cheese, and Shredded Cheddar Cheese. 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

Easy Corn Chilaquiles

Easy Corn ChilaquilesChilaquiles were created by thrifty cooks looking for a creative way to use leftovers. Although chilaquiles was once referred to as a ‘poor man’s dish,’ today it is eagerly enjoyed by everyone. This cheesy tortilla casserole can be served for brunch with eggs and refried beans.

Recipe Ingredients:
2 (16-ounce) jars ORTEGA Salsa – Homestyle Recipe
1 cup whole-kernel frozen corn
1 (7-ounce) can ORTEGA Diced Green Chiles
1 tablespoon or more diced jalapeños (optional)
3 cups coarsely crushed tortilla chips – divided use
3 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese – divided use
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Cooking Directions:
1 – Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Lightly grease 2-quart casserole.
2 – Combine salsa, corn, chiles and jalapeños in medium bowl. Layer 1 cup chips, 1 1/2 cups salsa mixture and 1 cup Monterey Jack cheese in bottom of prepared casserole. Repeat layers 2 more times ending with cheese.
3 – Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until bubbly and cheese is melted; top with cheddar cheese. Bake for an additional 5 to 10 minutes or until cheese is melted. Cool on wire rack for 5 to 10 minutes. Top with green onions and sour cream, if desired.
Makes 6 servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/mless/easy_corn_chilaquiles_recipe.html

Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Chunky Peanut Butter Triangles

January 14, 2021 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, Chunky Peanut Butter Triangles. These Delicious Triangles are made using All Purpose Flour, Baking Soda, Peanut Butter, Light Butter, Splenda Brown Sugar Blend, Splenda Sugar Blend for Baking, Egg, Vanilla Extract, and NESTLÉ TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chunks. Chocolate and Peanut Butter, what’s not to like! 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

Chunky Peanut Butter Triangles
What’s not to like about this delicious recipe? Chocolate chunks and peanut butter — a great combination that can’t be beat.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup creamy or chunky peanut butter
1/2 cup (1 stick) light butter, softened
1/3 cup packed Splenda® Brown Sugar Blend
1/4 cup Splenda® Sugar Blend for Baking
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups (11.5-ounce package) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chunks

Cooking Directions:
1 – Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
2 – Combine flour and baking soda in small bowl; set aside.
3 – Combine peanut butter, butter, Splenda® Sugar Blend for Baking and Splenda® Brown Sugar Blend in large bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in chocolate chunks. Press into ungreased 13x9x2-inch baking pan, distributing chocolate chunks evenly.
4 – Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until center is set. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars; slice each bar in half diagonally.
Makes 42 bars.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/42 of recipe; 1 bar): Calories 110 | Calories from Fat 50 | Fat 6g (sat 2.5g) | Cholesterol 10mg | Sodium 50mg | Carbohydrates 12g | Fiber 1g | Sugars 8g | Protein 2g.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/chunky_peanut_butter_triangles_recipe.html

Jamaican Curried Rice

January 12, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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I have a recipe for a Jamaican Curried Rice to pass along. Add flavor and a little heat to your next Meal. Using Rice, Black Beans, Red Bell Pepper, Curry Powder, Onions, Cashews, and Pineapple. This should go good with any dish but especially your Seafood Dishes! 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

Jamaican Curried Rice
This zesty flavored rice dish combines cooked rice with black beans, red bell pepper, onions and pineapple. Lime juice and curry get your attention and add that great island taste.

Recipe Ingredients:
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 cup diced red bell pepper
1/2 cup sliced green onions
2 tablespoons curry powder
3 cups hot cooked rice
1/4 cup Equal® Spoonful*
2 tablespoons lime juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 (20-ounce) can pineapple chunks, drained
1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup salted cashews

Cooking Directions:
1 – Heat oil in medium skillet. Cook and stir bell pepper and onions 2 to 3 minutes. Add curry powder; stir 30 seconds.
2 – Combine cooked rice, Equal®, lime juice and salt in medium-size bowl. Stir in cooked vegetable mixture, pineapple and black beans. Rice may be served warm or at room temperature. Sprinkle with cashews just before serving.
Makes 8 servings.

*May substitute 6 packets Equal sweetener

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of recipe): calories 196, protein 6 g, carbohydrate 31 g, fat 3 g, cholesterol 0 mg, sodium 474 mg.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/jamaican_curried_rice_recipe.html

Appetizer of the Week – German Beer Spread with Swiss and Cheddar Cheeses

January 9, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Appetizer of the Week, Appetizers, CooksRecipes | 8 Comments
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This week’s Appetizer of the Week is German Beer Spread with Swiss and Cheddar Cheeses. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Shredded Wisconsin Sharp Cheddar Cheese, Shredded Wisconsin Swiss Cheese, Worcestershire Sauce, Dry Mustard, Garlic Clove, Dark German Beer, and Rye Bread Rounds. Wow, sounds great to me! 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

German Beer Spread with Swiss and Cheddar Cheeses

German Beer Spread with Swiss and Cheddar Cheeses

Serve this tasty beer spread at room temperature with rye or pumpernickel crackers or bread rounds.

Recipe Ingredients:
2 cups (8 ounces) Wisconsin Sharp Cheddar Cheese, shredded
2 cups (8 ounces) Wisconsin Swiss Cheese, shredded
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 cup dark German or other beer
Assorted rye or pumpernickel crackers, breadsticks, or rye bread rounds

Cooking Directions:
1 – Bring cheeses to room temperature; place in a food processor bowl fitted with metal blade. Add Worcestershire sauce, mustard, and garlic. Pulse until combined.
2 – Add beer and process until smooth, 2 to 3 minutes.
3 – Pack in crock or decorative jar; refrigerate overnight to blend flavors.
4 – Bring to room temperature and serve with crackers or bread rounds.
Makes 12 servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/appetizer/german_beer_spread_with_swiss_and_cheddar_cheeses_recipe.html

Sweet BBQ Chicken Dip

January 9, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Appetizers, CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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I also have a recipe for a Sweet BBQ Chicken Dip to pass along. To make this Delicious Appetizer you’ll be needing Cream Cheese, Shredded Chicken, Ocean Spray Jellied Cranberry Sauce, Heinz Chili Sauce, Lea and Perrins Worcestershire Sauce, Heinz Apple Cider Vinegar, Dijon Mustard, Red Pepper Flakes, Monterey Jack Cheese, Green Onions, and Assorted Crackers. 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

Sweet BBQ Chicken Dip
This delicious barbecue-flavored chicken dip is sure to get rave reviews at the party!

Recipe Ingredients:
2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
3 cups shredded chicken
3/4 cup Ocean Spray® Jellied Cranberry Sauce
3/4 cup Heinz® Chili Sauce
1 tablespoon Lea and Perrins® Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon Heinz® Apple Cider Vinegar
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
11/2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1/2 cup sliced green onions
Assorted salted crackers

Cooking Directions:
1 – Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
2 – Spread cream cheese into bottom of 13 x 9-inch baking dish.
3 – Stir together chicken, cranberry sauce, chili sauce, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, mustard and red pepper flakes in medium bowl. Spoon mixture over cream cheese in baking dish. Sprinkle with cheese.
4 – Bake for 20 to 30 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with onions. Serve with crackers for dipping.
Makes 16 servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/appetizer/sweet_bbq_chicken_dip_recipe.html

Chocolate Coconut Bonbons

January 7, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, dessert | 1 Comment
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I have a recipe for Chocolate Coconut Bonbons to pass along. To make the Bonbons you’ll be needing Fat Free Cream Cheese, Splenda Granulated No Calorie Sweetener, Fat-Free Sweetened Condensed Milk, Flaked Coconut, Crisp Rice Cereal, and Squares of Semisweet Chocolate. The Bonbons are 90 calories and 12 net carbs per Bonbon. 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

Chocolate Coconut Bonbons
Chocolate Coconut BonbonsThese little balls of chocolaty coconut joy are perfect for any occasion.

Recipe Ingredients:
1/2 cup fat-free cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 cups Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
1 cup fat-free sweetened condensed milk
2 cups flaked coconut
2 1/2 cups crisp rice cereal
9 (1 ounce) squares semisweet chocolate

Cooking Directions:
1 – In a medium bowl, mix together cream cheese, Splenda® Granulated Sweetener, and sweetened condensed milk. Mix in the coconut and rice cereal to form a workable dough. Roll dough into 1 inch balls, and refrigerate until set, about 1 hour.

2 – Melt chocolate over a double boiler, stirring occasionally until smooth. Remove from heat when melted. Use toothpicks to hold the balls while dipping in the chocolate. Set on wax paper to dry.
Makes 36 bonbons.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1 bonbon): Calories: 90; Calories from Fat: 35; Total Fat: 4g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 50mg; Total Carbs: 13g; Dietary Fiber: 1g; Sugars: 10g; Protein: 2g.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/chocolate_coconut_bon_bons_recipe.html

Sweet Potato Bisque

January 5, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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I have a recipe to pass along for everyone, Sweet Potato Bisque. Some of the ingredients you’ll be using are Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, Onion, Garlic, Celery, Bacon, Orange Juice, Splenda® Sugar Blend and more! 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

Sweet Potato Bisque
A smooth, rich bisque with sweet potatoes, carrots, onion, garlic, celery, bacon and orange juice.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 slices bacon, diced
1/2 cup diced onion
1/2 cup diced carrots
1/2 cup diced celery
4 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
1/2 cup fresh orange juice
2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
4 new potatoes, peeled and diced
6 cups flavorful chicken or vegetable stock
1 tablespoon Splenda® Sugar Blend
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 pinch salt and freshly ground black pepper

Cooking Directions:
1 – Heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat; add bacon.
2 – Cook for about 2 minutes to render the fat.
3 – Add onion, carrot, celery, and garlic, and sauté for 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently. Then add the orange juice and reduce to thick syrup.
4 – Add the potatoes and stock and bring to a boil.
5 – Reduce heat and simmer for about 30 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender.
6 – Add Splenda® Sugar Blend for Baking and cayenne.
7 – Ladle mixture into a blender and pure thoroughly in batches; strain and season with salt and pepper. If the soup is too thick, thin with a little chicken or vegetable stock.
8 – Serve warm.
Makes 8 (3/4 cup) servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of recipe; 3/4 cup): Calories 180 | Calories from Fat 45 | Fat 5.0g (sat 1.0g) | Cholesterol 0mg | Sodium 860mg | Carbohydrates 29g | Fiber 3g | Sugars 8g | Protein 5g.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/sweet_potato_bisque_recipe.html

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Cheesy Baked Ziti

January 4, 2021 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 Cheesy Baked Ziti. Some of the ingredients you’ll be needing are Ziti Pasta, Garlic Cloves, Low Sodium Diced Tomatoes, Low Fat Ricotta Cheese, Shredded Low Fat Mozzarella Cheese, Grated Parmesan Cheese, Parsley, Basil, and more! Meatless and Delicious! 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

Cheesy Baked Ziti
Recipe Ingredients:

1 pound ziti, rigatoni, mostaccioli or other medium pasta shape, uncooked
Vegetable oil cooking spray
1 onion, chopped (about 1 cup)
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 (14.5-ounce) can low-sodium diced tomatoes, drained
1 (15-ounce) container low-fat ricotta cheese
2 cups shredded low-fat mozzarella cheese – divided use
4 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese – divided use
1/2 cup skim milk
1/3 cup chopped Italian parsley
1/3 cup chopped fresh basil (or 1 tablespoon dried)
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt

Cooking Directions:

1 – Prepare pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside in large bowl.
2 – Preheat the oven to 400°F (205°C).
3 – Spray a non-stick skillet with vegetable oil cooking spray. Heat oil over medium heat. Add onions and sauté until tender, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and sauté 1 more minute. Remove from heat. Stir in tomatoes.
4 – Place ricotta cheese, 1 1/2 cups of the mozzarella cheese, 2 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese and milk in a food processor or blender. Process until smooth.
5 – Add the tomato and cheese mixtures, parsley, basil and pepper to the cooked pasta. Toss well to combine.
6 – Spray a 2 1/2 to 3-quart baking dish (a 12x9x2-inch oblong dish works well) with vegetable spray. Spoon the pasta mixture into the dish. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup mozzarella and 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheeses.
7 – Bake at 400°F (205°C) for 20 minutes, or until lightly browned.
Makes 8 servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/mless/cheesy_baked_ziti_recipe.html

Appetizer of the Week – Grilled Cheese Marinara

January 2, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Appetizer of the Week, CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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This week’s Appetizer of the Week – Grilled Cheese Marinara. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Cheddar Cheese, Crushed Cracker Crumbs, Dried Italian Seasoning, Ground Pepper, Large Eggs, and Marinara Sauce. Say Cheese! 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

Grilled Cheese Marinara
Who can resist the taste and texture of warm, flavorful cheese cloaked in a crispy coating paired with a simple tomato and basil marinara sauce?

Recipe Ingredients:
8 ounces mozzarella, Monterey Jack, or cheddar cheese
2 cups crushed cracker crumbs (plain or flavored as desired)
1 tablespoon dried Italian seasoning
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
2 large eggs
Homemade or commercial marinara sauce

Cooking Directions:
1 – Cut cheese lengthwise into 1/3 to 1/2-inch-thick slices.
2 – Combine cracker crumbs, Italian seasoning, and pepper in a shallow dish.
3 – Working with one piece of cheese at a time, dip cheese slices in beaten egg, coating completely. Coat with crumb mixture; place on a baking sheet lined with waxed paper.
4 – To grill, prepare grill for medium-high heat. Place a piece of heavy-duty aluminum foil on the grill rack. Place coated cheese strips on foil-lined grill; cover and grill 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until cheese melts.
5 – To pan-fry, brush the bottom of a heavy skillet with olive oil; place over medium-high heat until hot. Reduce heat to medium; add cheese slices.
6 – Cook 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until cheese melts. Using a spatula, transfer to serving plates; serve with marinara sauce.

Makes 8 to 10 appetizer servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/appetizer/grilled_cheese_marinara_recipe.html

California Avocado Tomatillo Salsa

January 2, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Appetizers, CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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I have another Appetizer Recipe to pass along, California Avocado Tomatillo Salsa. This Salsa is made using California Avocados, Tomatillos, Green Onions, Cilantro, Jalapeño Pepper, Salt, Ground Black Pepper, Lime Juice, and Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Enjoy the Salsa. 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

California Avocado Tomatillo Salsa
Recipe Ingredients:
1 ripe fresh California Avocado, seeded, peeled
4 tomatillos, husked, washed and very finely chopped
2 green onions, white and some green parts, thinly sliced
1/2 bunch cilantro
1 tablespoon minced jalapeño pepper, seeds optional
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup fresh squeezed lime juice
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Cooking Directions:
1 – Combine all ingredients in a bowl.
2 – Cover and chill at least 30 minutes.
Makes 4 servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/sauce/calif_avocado_tomatillo_salsa_recipe.html

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