Simple Man’s Smokin’ Spaghetti with Beer

July 25, 2017 at 1:34 PM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

It’s interesting how one thought or memory will lead to another. Yesterday, I posted a recipe for Fried Ravioli – a recreation of a dish served at a Brewery we once frequented. The brew…

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Chicken Shawarma

July 25, 2017 at 5:31 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

My family loves Mediterranean flavors and since it is summer it is a perfect time for grilling! We de-boned the chicken thighs and removed the skin before marinating the chicken. You can buy the ch…

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Diabetic Dish of the Week – Tacos con Puerco

July 25, 2017 at 5:12 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is Tacos con Puerco. Made with Ground Pork along with Tomatoes, Onions, Lettuce, Spices, Salsa, Sour Cream, and more! The recipe is off the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website which has a large selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes. Plus don’t forget about the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine subscription. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy!


Tacos con Puerco

Set up the table for everyone to be able to assemble their own tacos. Remember to have salsa, sour cream, hot sauce, guacamole and other taco favorites for condiments.
Yield: Serves 4


1 pound Ground Pork
1 (14-1/2 oz) can tomatoes, diced, fire-roasted
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 tablespoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
salt, to taste
black pepper, to taste
8 taco shells
2 cups iceberg lettuce, shredded
2 tomatoes, cut in wedges
1 cup Cheddar cheese, shredded


1 – In heavy skillet, brown ground pork; stir in undrained canned tomatoes, onion, chili powder and garlic powder.
2 – Bring to boiling; reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, until most liquid evaporates, about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
3 – Season to taste with salt and pepper.
4 – Heat taco shells and portion filling into shells; top with tomatoes and lettuce.

Nutritional Information (Per Serving)
Calories: 285
Protein: 25g
Sodium: 238 mg
Cholesterol: 57 mg
Fat: 11g
Saturated Fat: 3g
Dietary Fiber: 4g
Carbohydrates: 21g

Fresh Diabetic Recipes for Summer

July 25, 2017 at 5:11 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website its Fresh Diabetic Recipes for Summer. Eat Healthy with these Diabetic Friendly recipes like; Ancho-Maple Barbecue Planked Salmon, Lobster Roll Salad with Bacon Vinaigrette, and Toasted Crab and Green Onion Ravioli. Find these and many more all at the Diabetic Living Online website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy!


Fresh Diabetic Recipes for Summer

With gardens and markets overflowing with ripe fruits and veggies, summer is the easiest season to eat healthfully. Whether you want to grill out with friends or cool off with a frozen treat, these summer-fresh recipes will let you enjoy summer’s bounty and feel good — all season long.


Ancho-Maple Barbecue Planked Salmon

A diabetic superfood, salmon tastes best in the summer. Coat it in our original smoky-sweet sauce for a healthier spin on barbecue with just 8 grams of carb per serving…….


Lobster Roll Salad with Bacon Vinaigrette

Transform the dining room into a seaside party. We slimmed down this seafood main dish by tossing lobster with greens and veggies for a low-carb salad……


Toasted Crab and Green Onion Ravioli

We mixed omega-3-rich dungeness crab in a veggie-cheese ravioli filling for a fun, bite-size diabetic snack that’s perfect for summer get-togethers…….



* Click the link below to get all the Fresh Diabetic Recipes for Summer

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

July 25, 2017 at 5:11 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | 2 Comments
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Stir-Fry cuts…..


For even cooking, cut all the ingredients the same size. Because stir-fry is a quick a cooking method the whole time while you stir-frying you have to use the highest heat to quickly cook the food. So it’s important to keep the food at an equal size. For example, if you stir-fry pork or chicken with vegetables, try to cut them in equal size, like julienned, slice or cubes.

July 25th is National Hot Fudge Sundae Day

July 25, 2017 at 5:06 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Five Food Finds about Fudge: Fudge is a type of Western confectionery which is usually very sweet, and extremely rich. It is made by mixing sugar, butter, and milk and heating it to the soft-ball s…

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Roasted Tomato Cheese Tart {A Meatless Monday Recipe

July 24, 2017 at 5:28 PM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Roasted tomato cheese tart: puff pastry, ripe tomatoes Dijon mustard, smoked Gruyere cheese, simply seasoned with fresh thyme, fresh basil, salt and pepper.

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Crock Pot Boneless Chicken Breasts w/ Mashed Potatoes, Cut Green Beans,…….

July 24, 2017 at 5:11 PM | Posted in Bob Evan's, chicken | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Crock Pot Boneless Chicken Breasts w/ Mashed Potatoes, Cut Green Beans, Chicken Gravy,and Baked Buttermilk Biscuits



For Breakfast this morning I had a Breakfast Sandwich using a Pillsbury Buttermilk Biscuit and Smithfield Anytime Sliced Ham. Just baked the Biscuits and fried up a few slices of the Ham and made my Sandwich! Love Breakfast Sandwiches. Not quite as hot today, 84 degrees, but still humid out. Right after Breakfast I got the leaf blower out and cleaned off the deck and driveway areas. Afterward I got the Crock Pot ready to make tonight’s meal, more on that below. After Lunch I went up to see Dad at the hospital. He’s feeling and getting better but it looks as though he may have to go to a rehab center, still hoping he can come straight home. For Dinner tonight I prepared Crock Pot Boneless Chicken Breasts w/ Mashed Potatoes, Cut Green Beans, Chicken Gravy,and Baked Buttermilk Biscuits.


Got the Crock Pot out to make tonight’s meal of Crock Pot Boneless Chicken Breasts w/ Mashed Potatoes, Cut Green Beans, and Baked Buttermilk Biscuits. To start the Chicken I’ll need the following; Small Crock Pot, Crock Pot Liners, Boneless and Skinless Chicken Breasts, Morton’s Lite Salt, Ground Black Pepper, Garlic Salt, Litehouse Poultry Seasoning, Water, and Lemon Juice.




To start I got the Crock Pot out and put in a Reynold’s Plastic Crock Pot Liner. I then sprayed it with Pam Cooking Spray and added 3 dashes of water to it. I added just enough Water to keep the Chicken moist. Put the lid on it and turned it to Low Heat. So as the Crock Pot was warming up I seasoned the Chicken Breasts. I bought the Chicken Breasts from Meijer yesterday. I like Meijer Chicken, always nice full Breasts. I washed them off in Cold Water and patted them dry with a paper towel. I then seasoned the Chicken with the Morton’s Lite Salt, Ground Black Pepper, Garlic Salt, and Litehouse Poultry Seasoning. Patted the Seasoning in and set the Breasts aside. Let the Breasts sit for 5 minutes and added them to the preheated Crock Pot. I arranged the chicken breasts in the bottom of the Crock Pot, making sure not to overlap them. I then took a little Lemon Juice and added to the top of Chicken Breasts. Put the lid on it and let it cook!


I cooked the Chicken Breasts on Low Heat for 7 hours and when it was time to take it out it practically fell apart! The Seasoning was perfect on the Chicken and the Chicken was super moist. I set the Chicken aside and finished cooking the rest of the Dinner. I first preheated the oven on 425 degrees, for the Buttermilk Biscuits.





As the Chicken was finishing up in the Crock Pot I started making the rest of the Dinner. I started making the Mashed Potatoes. I used Bob Evan’s Mashed Potatoes. Just microwaved for 6 minutes and serve, just as good as homemade, if not better.





Next I heated up a large can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans. Just empty the can into a sauce pan and heat until heated through.







I also made some Chicken Gravy. I had a jar of the Heinz Chicken Gravy that I used. Just emptied the jar into a small sauce pan and heated it on low, stirring often until heated through.







Finally I baked some Bisquick Buttermilk Biscuits. First time making these, I mainly made them for Mom because she loves baked Bread and Biscuits. I had already preheated the oven on 425 degrees. I used a package of Bisquick Buttermilk Complete Biscuit Mix. In a mixing bowl I added a 1/3 of a cup of the Mix and added a 1/2 cup of Water and stirred until it was soft dough. I then got a small baking sheet lined it with foil and sprayed a light coat of Pam Cooking Spray on it. Next I dropped the Dough by the spoonful onto the cookie sheet. I baked them for about 10 minutes, until golden brown! This made really good Biscuits. Cut the Biscuits in half and added a bit of Butter to them.


To serve the Chicken I took a tablespoon of the Chicken Gravy and put it in a plate. Put the Chicken Breast in the Gravy and served. Added some of the Gravy to the Mashed Potatoes also. Excellent Dinner! We also made Dad a plate of everything and took it to him at the hospital. For Dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar.






Bisquick Complete Buttermilk Biscuits Mix
Create tasty baked treats with Bisquick Complete Buttermilk Biscuits Mix. It is easy to prepare by just adding water. The 7.5-oz Betty Crocker biscuit mix contains enough for 6 biscuits.
Bisquick Complete Buttermilk Biscuits Mix:
* Just add water.
* Ready in 15 minutes.
* Kosher.
* Makes 6 biscuits.
* Package contains 7.5 oz of biscuit baking mix.

Ingredients: Enriched Flour (Wheat Flour, Niacin, Iron, Thiamin Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Palm Oil, Leavening (Baking Soda, Sodium Aluminum Phosphate, Monocalcium Phosphate), Salt, Buttermilk, Dextrose.

Instructions: Prep time: 2 minutes Bake time: 11 minutes You Will Need: Cup Water 1. Heat oven to 450F (or 425F for dark or nonstick cookie sheet). Lightly grease cookie sheet (or use cooking spray).2. Stir Biscuit Mix and water until soft dough forms. Drop dough by spoonfuls onto cookie sheet.3. Bake 8 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheet.Makes six 3-inch or eight 2-inch biscuits.

Mexican Street Corn

July 24, 2017 at 1:26 PM | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Maybe the world doesn’t need another post on “Mexican Street Corn” or what is really our American version based off of the classic “Elotes.” I do, though – or I&…

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Johnny Appleseed Burgers

July 24, 2017 at 9:26 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The meat items that have been on sale around us recently have been chicken thighs and drumsticks for about $.77 a pound and ground beef for $1.99 a pound. For our area those REALLY good prices. You…

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