Kitchen Hint of the Day!

May 9, 2018 at 5:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | 2 Comments
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Use the Grocery Store Salad Bar……..

You need sides or toppings for a dish or fresh ingredients for a recipe but you don’t need much – Try your Grocery Salad Bar. Most have sliced Olives, Mushrooms, Bacon, Chick Peas, Beans, Chopped Lettuce, and more. Why waste money buying a full can of something that you’ll end up not using. Think Salad Bar!

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Breakfast Sandwich Recipes

May 8, 2018 at 5:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Breakfast Sandwich Recipes. Always one of my favorite ways to start the day, a Breakfast Sandwich! Delicious and Healthy Breakfast Sandwich Recipes like; Green Eggs and Ham Bagel Breakfast Sandwich, Spinach and Egg Sweet Potato Toast, and Strawberry-Ricotta Waffle Sandwich. Find these and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 23018! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Breakfast Sandwich Recipes
Find healthy, delicious breakfast sandwich recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Green Eggs and Ham Bagel Breakfast Sandwich
This healthy bagel breakfast-sandwich recipe, with layers of ham, Swiss cheese, egg and spinach, is ready in just 5 minutes and can be wrapped up to eat on the go…….

Spinach and Egg Sweet Potato Toast
Skip the gluten and get some vitamin C with this healthy sweet potato toast recipe. Topped with spinach, egg and a dash of hot sauce, it’s a delicious alternative to eggs Benedict…..

Strawberry-Ricotta Waffle Sandwich
Here’s a sweet spin on a healthy breakfast-sandwich recipe. Other seasonal fruit, such as blueberries or sliced peaches, would be tasty toppers too………

* Click the link below to get all the Breakfast Sandwich Recipes
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Healthy 30-Minute Meals

May 1, 2018 at 5:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website its Healthy 30-Minute Meals. Delicious and Healthy 30-Minute Meals like; Sauteed Chicken Breasts with Simple Chive Sauce, Bacon Tomato Melts, and Cheesesteaks with Peppers and Onions. Find these recipes and all the other Diabetic Friendly Recipes at the Diabetic Living Online website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

Healthy 30-Minute Meals
Fast, delicious, and healthful? You really can have it all with these yummy meals that come together in 30 minutes or less!

Sauteed Chicken Breasts with Simple Chive Sauce
Flavorful chicken is simmered in an easy-to-make wine and chive sauce. Serve with in-season vegetables for a quick side, and you’ll keep this meal low in carbs………

Bacon Tomato Melts
This amped-up version of a traditional BLT offers plenty of vitamin A, vitamin C, and calcium. Enjoy loads of cheese on this open-face melt while keeping it diabetes-friendly………

Cheesesteaks with Peppers and Onions
Lean sirloin steak smothered in Monterey Jack cheese and topped with four types of veggies make this classic well worth the extra 4 minutes (34 minutes total) in cooking time………..

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy 30-Minute Meals
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/30-minute/healthy-30-minute-meals

Healthy Frittata Recipes

March 24, 2018 at 5:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Frittata Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Frittata Recipes like; Sheet-Pan Eggs with Spinach and Ham, Red Pepper and Goat Cheese Frittata, and Spring Turnip Frittata. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Don’t forget to subscribe to the EatingWell Magazine! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Frittata Recipes
Find healthy, delicious frittata recipes including cheese, bacon and ham and vegetable frittatas. Healthier Recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Sheet-Pan Eggs with Spinach and Ham
Making a big batch of eggs has never been easier with this one-pan oven-baked eggs recipe. Whether you are making brunch for a crowd or just want to meal-prep healthy breakfasts for the week, you’ll have 12 servings ready in just 45 minutes…….

Red Pepper and Goat Cheese Frittata
A frittata is a baked omelet that requires no flipping. This one features tangy goat cheese and sweet red bell peppers. Make it a Meal: Serve with home fries and a salad of mesclun greens…..

Spring Turnip Frittata
Broccoli rabe and turnips are a fantastic pair in this frittata. If you’re shy about the broccoli rabe’s strong flavor, try this frittata with milder broccolini instead……

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Frittata Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/18656/mealtimes/breakfast-brunch/eggs/frittatas/

The Kitchen is closed!……..LaRosa’s MEAT DELUXE Pizza

January 4, 2018 at 5:55 PM | Posted in al fresco, LaRosa's Pizzeria, pizza | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: The Kitchen is closed!……..LaRosa’s MEAT DELUXE Pizza

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I tries a new Bacon I cam across at Meijer yesterday, al fresco Uncured Chicken Bacon. It fried up good and was crispy after frying. It had good taste, I’ll have this more often! So for Breakfast I had the Chicken Bacon, 1 Egg Sunnyside Up, 2 toasted slices of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread (lightly buttered), and that morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Another morning of below zero temperatures, minus 2 degrees. Mostly cloudy and 18 degrees for a high. It was good to get out for a while yesterday. I had a case of cabin fever! I’ll be glad when this weather breaks and we have days with sunshine and above freezing temperatures! So anyway I cleaned the, vacuum and dusted. Then later a load of laundry. For Dinner tonight I shut down the Kitchen and ordered a Pizza. Tonight it’s a LaRosa’s MEAT DELUXE Pizza.

 

It has been a very long time since I’ve had a Pizza from LaRosa’s Pizzeria! My Cousin’s son was selling LaRosa’s Gift Cards to earn money for their Football Team so I bought 1 for Mom and 1 for my neighbor next door. Mom and Dad wanted a Pizza so we’re using her LaRosa’s Gift Card. We ordered a LaRosa’s MEAT DELUXE Pizza.

 

 

 

 

We ordered a large Pizza. It comes with toppings of LaRosa’s Family Recipe Pizza Sauce and Provolone, topped with lots of Pepperoni, Sausage, Ground Beef, Capocolla Ham, and Bacon. We added Mushrooms and Olives to it also. The Pizza arrived right on time and piping hot! I forgot just how good the Pizza is at LaRosa’s. The Crust, LaRosa’s Sauce, and all the toppings make for one delicious Pizza and Meal! We really enjoyed this! More calories and carbs than I’m used to having but worth it. I make my Pizza, Lasagna, and Spaghetti Sauce all using the LaRosa’s Sauce. For Dessert later a Dole No Sugar Added Peach Chunk Cup. Well the Kitchen will reopen tomorrow, later!

 

 

 


LaRosa’s MEAT DELUXE Pizza
Family Recipe Pizza Sauce and provolone, topped with lots of pepperoni, sausage, ground beef, capocolla ham, bacon and mushrooms

https://www.larosas.com/menu/default.aspx

https://www.larosas.com/.

 


A little LaRosa’s History……

LaRosa’s Pizzeria

LaRosa’s Pizzeria is a chain of pizzerias serving neighborhoods in Cincinnati, Greater Dayton, Central Ohio, Northern Kentucky, Southeast Indiana and central Tennessee. It was founded in 1954 by Donald “Buddy” LaRosa, along with partners Richard “Muzzie” Minella, Mike Soldano and Frank “Head” Serraino. Originally called Papa Gino’s, LaRosa later bought out his partners, and changed the name to LaRosa’s.

In addition to serving guests in its pizzerias, LaRosa’s is also the exclusive pizza served at the Kings Island and Coney Island amusement parks, the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, Riverbend Music Center, Perfect North Slopes and the Great American Ball Park (home of the Cincinnati Reds).

Beginning with just one location on Boudinot Avenue in the Westwood area of Cincinnati, the family and franchise owners now operate more than 60 pizzerias, with total annual sales of over $130 million.

In 1991, LaRosa’s invested heavily in the implementation and marketing of a single number call distribution center for delivery and carry out orders. Its phone number is prominently featured in advertising. LaRosa’s is very popular in Greater Cincinnati, exceeding Domino’s, Donatos PizzaPizza Hut and Papa John’s in consumer reported purchase frequency.

LaRosa’s has always been active in the neighborhoods it serves, sponsoring local youth sports programs. On February 27, 2008, Michael Larosa became CEO of LaRosa’s, Inc., succeeding T.D. Hughes (CEO, LaRosa’s 1990-2007).

LaRosa’s signature pizza is a thin crust variety made with a distinctive thick, sweet sauce (a family recipe created by Buddy’s Aunt Dena) and topped with provolone cheese. Their menu also includes subs or “hoagys” with a variety of fillings and condiments, as well as calzones, salads, and pastas. LaRosa’s also offers its pasta sauce and other selections from its menu at

Tried a new Bacon – al fresco Uncured Chicken Bacon

January 4, 2018 at 2:20 PM | Posted in al fresco, bacon, chicken | Leave a comment
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I really enjoyed a new Bacon I tried this morning, al fresco Uncured Chicken Bacon. I came across it at Meijer yesterday. I also found a Turkey Bacon that I’m going to try also. The Chicken Bacon looked to be real lean. It’s 30 calories and 1 carb per slice. It fries up great and crispy! Excellent flavor. I’ll be purchasing more of this, give it a try! – al fresco Uncured Chicken Bacon

Soup Special of the Day…….Bacon, Potato and Bell Pepper Chowder

December 31, 2017 at 6:24 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 – Bacon, Potato and Bell Pepper Chowder. Bacon, Red Potatoes, and Bell Pepper make up this healthy Chowder! It’s from the CooksRecipes website which has a fantastic selection of recipes to please any taste. Enjoy and Healthy in 2018! http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Bacon, Potato and Bell Pepper Chowder
Hot and hearty creamy bacon, potato and bell pepper chowder.

Recipe Ingredients:
4 slices of lean bacon, chopped coarse
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/3 cup bell pepper, finely chopped
1 jalapeño, minced fine (optional)
1/2 pound small red potatoes, unpeeled and cut into 1/4-inch cubes.
2 cups milk
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

Cooking Directions:
1 – In a saucepan cook the bacon over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until crisp and transfer it with a slotted spoon to paper towels to drain.
2 – Discard all but 1 tablespoon of the bacon fat, and in the remaining fat, cook the onion, bell pepper, jalapeño, and potatoes over moderately low heat, stirring occasionally, until the onion and bell peppers are softened.
3 – Add the milk, the cream, and the Worcestershire sauce, bring the liquid to a simmer, stirring occasionally, for 20 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender.
4 – Season the chowder with salt and pepper, divide it between 2 heated soup bowls, and sprinkle with bacon.

Makes 2 servings.
http://www.cooksrecipes.com/soup/bacon-potato-and-bell-pepper-chowder-recipe.html

One of America’s Favorites – Cheeseburger

December 25, 2017 at 7:03 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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Cheeseburger

A cheeseburger is a hamburger topped with cheese. Traditionally, the slice of cheese is placed on top of the meat patty, but the burger can include many variations in structure, ingredients, and composition. The cheese is normally added to the cooking hamburger patty shortly before serving, which allows the cheese to melt. As with other hamburgers, a cheeseburger may include toppings, such as lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, mustard, mayonnaise, ketchup, or bacon.

In fast food restaurants, the cheese used is normally processed cheese, but other cheeses may be used instead, such as cheddar, Swiss, mozzarella, blue cheese, and pepper jack. Also, in rare cases, spinach and olives are added.

 

By the late nineteenth century, the opening of the vast grasslands of the Great Plains to cattle ranching had made it possible for every American to enjoy beef almost daily. Hamburger was one of the cheapest way for even the poorest of Americans to eat beef.

Adding cheese to hamburgers became popular in the late-1920s to mid-1930s, and there are several competing

A cheddar-stuffed cheeseburger

claims as to who created the first cheeseburger. Lionel Sternberger is reputed to have introduced the cheeseburger in 1926 at the age of 16 when he was working as a fry cook at his father’s Pasadena, California sandwich shop, “The Rite Spot”, and “experimentally dropped a slab of American cheese on a sizzling hamburger.”

An early example of the cheeseburger appearing on a menu is a 1928 menu for the Los Angeles restaurant O’Dell’s which listed a cheeseburger smothered with chili for 25 cents.

Other restaurants also claim to have invented the cheeseburger. For example, Kaelin’s Restaurant in Louisville, Kentucky, said it invented the cheeseburger in 1934. One year later, a trademark for the name “cheeseburger” was awarded to Louis Ballast of the Humpty Dumpty Drive-In in Denver, Colorado. According to Steak ‘n Shake archives, the restaurant’s founder, Gus Belt, applied for a trademark on the word in the 1930s. Another example of the hamburger invention. “The history of the hamburger appears to be divided into two aspects: the American-type hamburger, with which most people are familiar, and the idea of the hamburger from Hamburg, Germany. The essential difference is in the name and sandwich. Hamburgers may have been inspired in the German city with the profusion of beef from cows in the country terrain. Given the lack of refrigeration, the meat had to be cooked immediately, and the Hamburg beef patties became popular.

The largest cheeseburger ever made in the world weighed 2,014 pounds, “60 pounds of bacon, 50 pounds of lettuce, 50 pounds of sliced onions, 40 pounds of pickles, and 40 pounds of cheese.” The record was broken by Minnesota’s Black Bear Casino breaking the previous Cheeseburger record 881 pounds.

In the United States, National Cheeseburger Day is celebrated annually on 18 September.

 

The ingredients used to create cheeseburgers follow similar patterns found in the regional variations of hamburgers. First start with the beef ground chuck would make the best tasting burger to make it even better and healthier use grass fed grass finish beef. Popular regional toppings include bacon, avocado or guacamole, sliced sautéed mushrooms or onions, cheese sauce and/or chili. Less common ingredients include egg, feta cheese, salsa, jalapeños, and other kinds of chili peppers, anchovies, slices of ham, mustard, gyros meat, or bologna, horseradish, sauerkraut, pastrami or teriyaki-seasoned beef, tartar sauce, french fries, onion rings, potato chips, a pat of butter, pineapple, and tofu.

A cheeseburger may have more than one hamburger patty and more than one slice of cheese. A stack of two patties is called a double cheeseburger; a triple cheeseburger has three, and a quadruple has four. Some cheeseburgers are prepared with the cheese enclosed within the ground beef, rather than on top. This is sometimes known as a Jucy Lucy.

 

One of America’s Favorites – Breakfast Burrito

December 18, 2017 at 6:32 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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A breakfast burrito prepared with cheese, bacon, kale and other ingredients

The breakfast burrito, sometimes referred to as a breakfast wrap, is a variety of American breakfast composed of breakfast items wrapped inside a flour tortilla burrito. This style was invented and popularized in several regional American cuisines, most notably New Mexican cuisine, Southwestern cuisine, and Tex-Mex. Southwestern breakfast burritos may include scrambled eggs, potatoes, onions, chorizo, or bacon.

 

 

Some fast food restaurants such as Burger King, Dunkin’ Donuts, McDonald’s and Taco Bell sell breakfast burritos. The breakfast burrito is also a street food.

The breakfast burrito was invented in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Little William Harm’s Burrito Shack, claims to have invented the original breakfast burrito in 1975, filling a rolled tortilla with bacon and potatoes, served wet with chile and cheese. Fast food giant McDonald’s introduced their version in the late 1980s, and by the 1990s, more fast food restaurants caught on to the style, with Sonic Drive-In, Hardee’s, and Carl’s Jr. offering breakfast burritos on their menus. In 2014, Taco Bell launched their breakfast menu, which included breakfast burritos.

 

A chorizo and egg breakfast burrito with salsa

 

The breakfast burrito can be prepared with myriad filling ingredients, such as eggs, ham, cheese, onion, peppers, bacon, Canadian bacon, potatoes, sausage, avocado, tomato, spinach, beans, olives and other ingredients.

 

Healthy Asian Recipes

December 14, 2017 at 6:32 AM | Posted in Eating Well | 2 Comments
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Asian Recipes. Delicious and Healthy asian Recipes like; Vietnamese BLT Wraps, Grilled Tofu with Korean BBQ Glaze and Stir-Fried Napa Cabbage, and Pan-Fried Cod with Green Chile-Tamari Sauce (Gochu Ganjang Daegu Gui). Find these and more al at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.eatingwell.com/

 

Healthy Asian Recipes
Find healthy, delicious Asian recipes including Asian soup, dumpling, rice and noodle recipes. Healthier Recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Vietnamese BLT Wraps
This gluten-free twist on the conventional BLT also has a little Vietnamese flavor pop. This makes only four wraps, but you can easily scale it up to serve a crowd…….

Grilled Tofu with Korean BBQ Glaze and Stir-Fried Napa Cabbage
In this vegetarian grilling recipe, the hot grill gives tofu smokiness and some crispy edges. A BBQ sauce made with gochujang, the hot Korean chile paste, doubles as both a glaze and some sauce to slather on the tofu at the table. Serve with brown rice or farro……..

Pan-Fried Cod with Green Chile-Tamari Sauce (Gochu Ganjang Daegu Gui)
The sauce for this super-simple Korean fish recipe gets a kick from the spicy chile. Pair with brown rice or thin rice noodles and steamed greens…….

 

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Asian Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/17905/cuisines-regions/asian/

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