Creamy Tuna Spread

May 1, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Appetizers, CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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I have a recipe for a Creamy Tuna Spread to pass along. To make this recipe you’ll be needing Vegetable Oil, Onion, Red Bell Pepper, Garlic, Canned Tuna, MAGGI Granulated Chicken Flavor Bouillon, NESTLÉ Media Crema, Flat Leaf Parsley, and French baguette. The recipe is also 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

Creamy Tuna Spread
Serve this creamy tuna spread warm on toasted French bread slices.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1/2 red bell pepper, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 (6-ounce) cans tuna packed in water, drained
2 to 3 teaspoons MAGGI Granulated Chicken Flavor Bouillon
1 (7.6-ounce) can NESTLÉ Media Crema
3 tablespoons finely chopped flat leaf parsley – divided use
20 slices toasted French baguette

Cooking Directions:
1 – Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add onion, bell pepper and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is tender. Add tuna and bouillon; cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes.
2 – Stir in media crema and 2 tablespoons parsley. Cook for 1 minute or until heated through.
3 – Spread tuna mixture evenly over bread slices; sprinkle with remaining 1 tablespoon parsley. Serve warm.
Makes 10 appetizer servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/appetizer/creamy_tuna_spread_recipe.html

Appetizer of the Week – Game Time Guacamole

April 24, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Appetizer of the Week, Appetizers, CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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This week’s Appetizer of the Week is Game Time Guacamole. This week’s recipe is made using Haas Avocados, Lemon Juice, Green Onions, Cilantro, Tomatoes, Garlic, Oregano, Jalapeño, Salt, and Pepper. 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

Game Time Guacamole

Recipe Ingredients:
6 ripe Hass avocados
2 1/2 ounces lemon juice (about 1/4 cup)
4 tablespoons sliced green onions
3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
3 tablespoons tomatoes, seeded, diced
1 teaspoon fresh garlic, chopped
1 teaspoon fresh oregano
1 jalapeño, seeded and chopped
Salt and ground black pepper, to taste

Cooking Directions:
1 – Cut each ripened avocado in half. Remove the seeds and scoop out the pulp.
2 – Add the lemon juice to the avocado pulp. Mix well using a masher.
3 – Add the remaining ingredients, seasoning to taste with salt and pepper, mix well.
4 – Serve with tortilla chips, pita bread or veggie crudités.
Makes 12 servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/appetizer/game_time_guacamole_recipe.html

Appetizer of the Week – Lip-Smackin’ Citrus Wings

April 10, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Appetizer of the Week, Appetizers, chicken, Chicken Wings, CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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This week’s Appetizer of the Week is some Lip-Smackin’ Citrus Wings. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Ocean Spray® 100% Juice Citrus Mango Pineapple, Brown Sugar, Soy Sauce, Crushed Red Flakes, Garlic, Gingerroot, Chicken Drummies and Wingettes, and Green Onions. Appetizers with a kick! 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

Lip-Smackin’ Citrus Wings
Expect these zesty hot wings to fly off the appetizer table!

Recipe Ingredients:
1 cup Ocean Spray® 100% Juice Citrus Mango Pineapple
1/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
2 teaspoons finely chopped garlic
2 teaspoons finely chopped gingerroot
3 pounds chicken drummies and wingettes
2 tablespoons chopped green onions

Cooking Directions:
1 – In 2-cup measure, stir together juice, sugar, soy sauce, pepper flakes, garlic and gingerroot. Place chicken in gallon-sized heavy resealable plastic bag; pour marinade over chicken and seal. Refrigerate chicken mixture 2 to 24 hours, turning occasionally to keep chicken coated in marinade.
2 – Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Line 15x10x1-inch jelly roll pan with aluminum foil. Spray with nonstick spray.
3 – Remove chicken pieces from marinade; place in single layer on baking sheet.
4 – Bake uncovered 30 minutes; drain off accumulated juices and turn chicken. Increase temperature to 425°F (220°C). Bake an additional 10 to 15 minutes or until juice of chicken is no longer pink and chicken is golden brown.
5 – Meanwhile, pour marinade into 1-quart saucepan. Heat to boiling; reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, over medium heat 15 to 25 minutes until mixture is reduced to about 1/3 cup and slightly thickened.
6 – When chicken is done, place chicken in large bowl. Drizzle reduced marinade over chicken. Stir until chicken is coated. Place on serving platter; sprinkle with green onions.
Makes 8 servings (about 3 wings each).
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/appetizer/lip-smackin’_citrus_wings_recipe.html

Black Bean Tortilla Pinwheels

April 3, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Appetizers, CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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I have a recipe for Black Bean Tortilla Pinwheels. To make these Pinwheels you’ll be needing Cream Cheese, Sour Cream, Shredded Monterey Cheese, Pimento Stuffed Green Olives, Red Onion, Salt, Garlic Powder, Black Beans, Tortillas, and Salsa. 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

Black Bean Tortilla Pinwheels
Party guests will enjoy this tasty version of guacamole with black beans.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 cup sour cream
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1/4 cup chopped pimento-stuffed green olives
1/4 cup chopped red onion
1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained
5 (10-inch) tortillas
Salsa

Cooking Directions:
1 – Combine the cream cheese and sour cream; blend well. Stir in the Monterey Jack cheese, the olives, the onion and the seasonings. Chill for 2 hours.
2 – Purée the beans in a food processor or blender.
3 – Spread a thick layer of beans over each tortilla.
4 – Spread the cream cheese mixture over the beans.
5 – Roll up tightly.
6 – Chill for 30 minutes.
7 – Cut into 3/4-inch slices.
8 – Serve with salsa.
Makes 16 servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/appetizer/black_bean_tortilla_pinwheels_recipe.html

Mini Microwave Appetizer Pizzas

March 23, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Appetizers, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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I have a recipe for Mini Microwave Appetizer Pizzas to pass along. To make this recipe you’ll be needing Fat Whole Wheat Crackers, Pizza Sauce, Canadian Bacon, Mushrooms, Pickled Banana Rings, and Finely Shredded Part-Skim Mozzarella Cheese. There’s 56 calories and 7 net carbs per serving. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Mini Microwave Appetizer Pizzas

Ingredients
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 45–50 seconds.

10 reduced-fat whole wheat crackers (such as reduced-fat Triscuits)
3 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon pizza sauce
2 1/2 slices (1/2 ounce per slice) Canadian bacon
10 thin mushroom slices (about 2 mushrooms)
10 pickled banana pepper rings
1/4 cup finely shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Directions
Yield: 10 mini pizzas
Serving size: 2 mini pizzas

1 – Place crackers close together on a microwave-safe dish. Spoon about 1 teaspoon of pizza sauce on top of each cracker. Cut Canadian bacon slices into quarters. (Cut the half-slice in two.) Layer 1 quarter-slice Canadian bacon, 1 banana pepper ring, and 1 mushroom slice on top of each cracker. Sprinkle each evenly with cheese. Microwave uncovered on high for 45–50 seconds, or until cheese melts. Serve hot.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 56 calories, Carbohydrates: 8 g, Protein: 4 g, Fat: 2 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Sodium: 201 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/snack/mini-microwave-appetizer-pizzas/

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Appetizer of the Week – SPINACH ARTICHOKE YOGURT DIP SAURDAY

March 20, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Appetizer of the Week, Appetizers, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | 1 Comment
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This week’s Appetizer of the Week is a SPINACH ARTICHOKE YOGURT DIP. Delicious and Healthy appetizer or snack, SPINACH ARTICHOKE YOGURT DIP. Artichoke Hearts, Green Onions, Spinach, Low Fat Yogurt, Garlic, Red Pepper, Mozzarella Cheese are some of the ingredients you’ll be using to make this week’s recipe. So you can find this Diabetic Friendly recipe and more all at the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. You can also sign up to receive wonderful recipes, engaging articles, helpful and healthful tips, critically important news and more. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

SPINACH ARTICHOKE YOGURT DIP
Try this Spinach Artichoke Dip at your next party or serve to your family while watching a game on TV. Only 7 grams of carbs per serving.

Recipe Yield: 8

Ingredients

1 can (14 ounces) artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach frozen, thawed and drained
8 ounces plain low-fat yogurt
1 cup shredded, low-moisture, part-skim Mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup green onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
2 tablespoons red pepper, chopped

Directions

1 – Heat oven to 350F.
2 – Combine artichoke hearts, spinach, yogurt, cheese, onion and garlic; mix well.
3 – Pour mixture into 1-quart casserole dish or 9-inch pie plate.
4 – Bake 20-25 minutes, or until heated through.
5 – Sprinkle with red peppers.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 179
Fat: 12 grams
Sodium: 383 milligrams
Cholesterol: 18 milligrams
Protein: 11 grams
Carbohydrates: 7 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipe/spinach-artichoke-yogurt-dip

Appetizer of the Week – Chunky Veggie Dip

February 13, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Appetizer of the Week, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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Appetizer of the Week – Chunky Veggie Dip

This week’s Appetizer of the Week is Chunky Veggie Dip. Grab your favorite Tortilla Chips and dig in! To make this week’s recipe some of the ingredients you’ll be needing are Bell Peppers, Onion, Red Pepper Flakes, Shredded Reduced-Fat Sharp Cheddar Cheese, Reduced-Fat Cream Cheese, Diced Pimientos, Baked Tortilla Chips and more! The Dip is 47 calories and 2 net carbs per serving. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Chunky Veggie Dip
Add some flair to your tortilla chips or crudités with this low-carb homemade dip. It’s chock-full of flavor, not fat or calories!

Ingredients
Nonstick cooking spray
1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
1 large green bell pepper, chopped
1/2 medium onion, finely chopped
1 celery stalk, chopped
2 tablespoons water
1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/4 cup fat-free (skim) milk
3/4 teaspoon cornstarch
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded reduced-fat sharp Cheddar cheese
2 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese
1 jar (4 ounces) diced pimientos
3/4 teaspoon salt
Baked corn tortilla chips

Directions
Yield: 12 servings
Serving size: 1/4 cup dip

1. Coat slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray. Add red and green peppers, onion, celery, water and red pepper flakes. Cover; cook on low 3 hours, or until celery is tender.

2. Combine milk and cornstarch in small bowl, stirring until cornstarch dissolves. Add to pepper mixture with Cheddar cheese and cream cheese. Press down on cream cheese with rubber spatula until well blended. Stir in pimientos and salt. Cover; cook 15 minutes, or until thickened. Serve with tortilla chips, if desired.

Variation: Use soft corn tortillas instead of chips. Cut each tortilla into 6 wedges and bake in a single layer on a baking sheet at 350°F for 10 minutes. Cool completely before serving. Chips will firm as they cool.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 47 calories, Carbohydrates: 3 g, Protein: 3 g, Fat: 3 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 9 mg, Sodium: 254 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/appetizer/chunky-veggie-dip/

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Baked Lime Chili Corn Tortilla Chips

February 10, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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I have a recipe for Baked Lime Chili Corn Tortilla Chips to pass along. Get your Keeper Recipe Book out, these will make the perfect Diabetic Friendly Snack! To make these Chips you’ll be needing Corn Tortillas, Lime Juice, Ground Cumin and Chili Powder. There’s only 78 calories and 14 net carbs per serving (10 Chips). The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Baked Lime Chili Corn Tortilla Chips
These delightfully crunchy chips aren’t your typical fried party fare. They take just 25 minutes to prepare and are perfect for pairing with salsa or guacamole. Set them out at kickoff and have a second helping ready for halftime!

Ingredients
Preparation time:
25 minutes
12 6-inch corn tortillas
3 tablespoons lime juice
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder

Directions
Yield: 10 servings
Serving size: 10 chips

1 – Preheat oven to 350°F. With clean scissors, cut each tortilla into 8 triangles and arrange in single layer on baking sheet. Pour lime juice into mister, and spray each wedge lightly. Combine cumin and chili powder in sprinkler, and sprinkle each wedge. Bake for about 7 minutes. Remove from oven and turn each wedge over. Remist with lime juice, and resprinkle with cumin and chili powder. Bake for an additional 8 minutes until the chips are crisp but not brown. Serve with salsa.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 78 calories, Carbohydrates: 16 g, Protein: 2 g, Fat: 1 g, Saturated Fat: 0 g, Sodium: 59 mg, Fiber: 2 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/snack/baked-lime-chili-corn-tortilla-chips/

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Cheese Straws

February 6, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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I also have a recipe for Cheese Straws. Delicious and so easy to make1 And to make these Cheese Straws you’ll be needing Aged Cheddar Cheese, Butter, All Purpose Flour, Cayenne Pepper, Garlic Powder, and Water. This recipe is also 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

Cheese Straws
Serve these tasty cheese straws as an appetizer or as an accompaniment with soup or salad.

Recipe Ingredients:
4 cups (about 1 pound) grated aged cheddar cheese
1/4 pound (1 stick) butter, softened
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 to 2 tablespoons water, if needed

Cooking Directions:
1 – Heat oven to 350°F (175°C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
2 – In a food processor, combine the cheese and the butter; process well. Add the remaining ingredients and pulse until dough forms. Add water, if necessary. Cover the dough and chill in the refrigerator for one hour.
3 – On a clean countertop or cutting board, use your fingers to gently roll 1 tablespoon of dough into a rope. When it is 8 to 10 inches long, cut it in half and continue rolling each rope until it is 6 to 8 inches long. Twist both ropes together, and place on a baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining dough.
4 – Bake 15 to 17 minutes or until set and starting to brown.
5 – Cool on a wire rack; serve with your choice of a dip.
Makes 64 cheese straws.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/appetizer/cheese_straws_recipe.html

Appetizer of the Week – Florida Blue Crab Nachos

January 30, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Appetizer of the Week, Appetizers, CooksRecipes | 2 Comments
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This week’s Appetizer of the Week is Florida Blue Crab Nachos. To make these Nachos you’ll be needing Crabmeat, Jack Cheese Blend, Black Beans, Tomatoes, Green Chilies, Green Onions, Ground Cumin, Cilantro, and Tortilla Chips. Not sure, but I think I could make a meal out of this one! 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

 

Florida Blue Crab Nachos

Recipe Ingredients:
1/2 pound crabmeat, drained, shell pieces removed
1 1/2 cup Jack cheese blend, shredded
1 cup cooked black beans, drained and rinsed
2 medium-sized tomatoes, diced
1 small can diced green chilies, drained
1/2 cup green onions, diced
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 cup fresh cilantro
1/2 bag tortilla chips

Cooking Directions:
1 – Preheat the oven to broil.
2 – On a large cookie sheet, evenly distribute the tortilla chips. Evenly distribute the rest of the ingredients except the cilantro, over the tortilla chips.
3 – Place the topped tortillas in the oven on a middle rack. Cook nachos under the broiler for 5 to 7 minutes or until cheese is completely melted. Make sure to keep a good eye on the nachos because they will burn under the broiler if not careful.
4 – Slide the cooked nachos off the cookie sheet and onto a similar sized platter. Garnish nachos with the fresh cilantro. Serve nachos immediately.
Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/12 of recipe): Calories: 130; Calories From Fat: 62; Total Fat: 7g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 58mg; Total Carbs: 6g; Protein: 10g.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/appetizer/florida_blue_crab_nachos_recipe.html

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