Kitchen Hint of the Day!

July 22, 2018 at 5:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Opinion, no hint today………..

Bacon on everything makes it better!

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Healthy Potato Soup Recipes

July 21, 2018 at 5:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Potato Soup Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Potato Soup Recipes like; Loaded Baked Potato Soup, Potato-Leek Bisque, and Roasted Cauliflower and Potato Curry Soup. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Potato Soup Recipes
Find healthy, delicious potato soup recipes including cream of potato, baked potato and potato leek soup. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Loaded Baked Potato Soup
This healthy loaded baked potato soup recipe is inspired by the comforting flavor of fully loaded baked potatoes with bacon, Cheddar, sour cream and chives. To make a vegetarian version of this potato soup, omit the bacon and use “no-chicken” broth. Serve it with a green salad and crusty bread to clean up the bowl……..

Potato-Leek Bisque
It’s hard to believe how rich and creamy this potato-leek soup is even though there’s not a drop of cream in it. Croutons topped with anchovy, olives and leek are a crunchy, savory foil to the soup. But skip them if you like and incorporate all the cooked leeks into the soup instead…………..

Roasted Cauliflower and Potato Curry Soup
In this healthy cauliflower soup recipe, roasting the cauliflower first adds depth and prevents the florets from turning to mush. A little tomato sauce and coconut milk give the broth a rich, silky texture. Serve with a dollop of sour cream or yogurt, if desired…………

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Potato Soup Recipes
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BACON, BOURBON and BREW FESTIVAL WEDNESDAY

July 9, 2018 at 10:02 AM | Posted in Festivals | Leave a comment
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BACON, BOURBON and BREW FESTIVAL WEDNESDAY
Dates: July 12, 13, 14, 15

Location: Newport Riverfront

Dates and Times
Bacon, Bourbon and Brew Festival Festival Park Newport
Thu, Jul 12, 2018 – 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Fri, Jul 13, 2018 – 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Sat, Jul 14, 2018 – 12:00 pm to 12:00 am
Sun, Jul 15, 2018 – 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm

The Bacon, Bourbon and Brew Festival is dedicated to the area’s rich history and connections to the brewing and pork industries as well as our region’s long ties to the bourbon industry. Each of the festival food vendors will feature creative bacon dishes including freshly prepared items sure to delight every bacon lover. Live music, games and more are part of the family fun. For more information, please contact Marc at: 513-477-3320.

http://www.newportky.gov/Blogs/Events/Archives/2018/01/2018-Festivals-in-Newport.aspx

BACON, BOURBON and BREW FESTIVAL July 12, 13, 14, 15 Newport Ky.

July 6, 2018 at 9:07 AM | Posted in Festivals | Leave a comment
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BACON, BOURBON and BREW FESTIVAL
Dates: July 12, 13, 14, 15

Where We’re Located
FESTIVAL PARK NEWPORT
Riverboat Row
Newport, KY 41071

Times: Friday 5 p.m. – 11 pm. *Fireworks after the Reds Game*

Saturday Noon – 11 p.m.

Sunday Noon – 9 p.m.

The Bacon, Bourbon and Brew Festival is dedicated to the area’s rich history and connections to the brewing and pork industries as well as our region’s long ties to the bourbon industry. Each of the festival food vendors will feature creative bacon dishes including freshly prepared items sure to delight every bacon lover. Live music, games and more are part of the family fun. For more information, please contact Marc at: 513-477-3320.

http://www.newportky.gov/Blogs/Events/Archives/2018/01/2018-Festivals-in-Newport.aspx

Healthy 30-Minute Meals

June 20, 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 Meal recipes like; Sauteed Chicken Breasts with Simple Chive Sauce, Bacon Tomato Melts, and Cheesesteaks with Peppers and Onions. Find these recipes and more 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

One of America’s Favorites – Fool’s Gold Loaf

June 18, 2018 at 5:02 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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Fool’s Gold Loaf is a sandwich made by the Colorado Mine Company, a restaurant in Denver, Colorado. The sandwich consists of a single warmed, hollowed-out loaf of bread filled with the contents of one jar of creamy peanut butter, one jar of grape jelly, and a pound of bacon. The sandwich’s connection to Elvis Presley is the source of its legend and prolonged interest. According to The Life and Cuisine of Elvis Presley, it was the focus of a midnight sandwich run by Elvis Presley and his friends. Taking his private jet from Graceland, Presley and his friends purchased 22 of the sandwiches and spent two hours eating them and drinking Perrier and champagne before flying home. The story became legend and the sandwich became the subject of continued media interest and part of numerous cookbooks, typically focused around Presley’s love of food.

There are two accounts on the origin of Fool’s Gold Loaf. According to Graeme Wood, the Fool’s Gold Loaf was created by Cindy and Buck Scott, owners of the Colorado Mine Company restaurant. Wood writes that Elvis obtained the recipe from the Scotts, so his personal chef could make it, but noted that “the Fool’s Gold Loaf never made a recorded encore”.

According to Nick Andurlakis, he helped create the sandwich while he was working at the Colorado Mine Company as a chef and suggested the Fool’s Gold Loaf to Elvis. Andurlakis claims that he personally delivered the sandwiches to Elvis on the famous night.

The sandwich was named to fit the mining motif of the restaurant. At the time of Elvis’s famous outing, the Fool’s Gold Loaf cost $49.95 (equivalent to $215 in 2017).

The recipe has been repeated by numerous sources, including The Life and Cuisine of Elvis Presley and Andurlakis, a chef at the Colorado Mine Company.

The Fool’s Gold Loaf begins with a loaf of French white bread that is covered in two tablespoons of margarine and baked in the oven at 350F/180C until brown. One pound of sliced bacon is fried in oil until crispy and drained. The loaf is sliced lengthwise, hollowed out, and filled with peanut butter, grape jelly and bacon.

According to Andurlakis, he personally served Elvis the Fool’s Gold Loaf with bacon, peanut butter, and blueberry preserves on a loaf of French bread. The specific type of preserves was allegedly Dickinson’s blueberry preserves.

David Adler’s book contains a detailed account of the event that made the Fool’s Gold Loaf sandwich famous. On the night of February 1, 1976, Elvis Presley was at his home at Graceland in Memphis, entertaining Capt. Jerry Kennedy of the Denver, Colorado police force, and Ron Pietrafeso of Colorado’s Strike Force Against Crime. The three men began discussing the sandwich, and Presley decided he wanted one right then. Presley had been to the restaurant before, while in Denver. Kennedy and Pietrafeso were friends of the owners and hung out there often, so they were driven to the Memphis airport and boarded Presley’s private jet, the Lisa Marie, and flew the two hours to Denver. When they arrived at Stapleton International Airport at 1:40 AM, the plane taxied to a special hangar where the passengers were greeted by Buck Scott, the owner of the Colorado Mine Company, and his wife Cindy who had brought 22 fresh Fool’s Gold Loaves for the men. They spent two hours in the hangar eating the sandwiches, washing them down with Perrier and champagne. Presley invited the pilots of the plane, Milo High and Elwood Davis, to join them. When they were done, they flew back to Memphis without ever having left the Denver airport.

 

One of America’s Favorites – Danger Dog

June 4, 2018 at 5:02 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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A deep-fried, bacon wrapped Jersey breakfast dog

A danger dog is a hot dog that has been wrapped in bacon and deep-fried. It is served on a hot dog bun with various toppings. Also known as a bacon-wrapped hot dog, it was first sold by street vendors in Mexico. Its origin has been placed in either Tijuana or Hermosillo, where it was originally served in a bolillo instead of a hot dog bun.

Danger dogs are now sold by street vendors and in restaurants in urban areas in the United States such as Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York City.

The term “danger dog” originates from this form of hot dog’s reputation as being of cheap quality, as it is often sold by unlicensed street vendors.

 

A francheezie with a side of fries; the cheese is on top instead of inside

Francheezie
In Chicago there is a variation of the danger dog called the francheezie. This is an all-beef hot dog wrapped in bacon and deep fried, with melted Cheddar or American cheese (or Velveeta). Usually the hot dog is split and filled with cheese before being deep fried. Alternatively the cheese may be added as a topping after frying. The francheezie is served on a poppy seed bun, either “plain” or with the toppings of a Chicago-style hot dog. It is typically sold by restaurants rather than by street vendors.

Bacon-wrapped
In Los Angeles the danger dog is known as the bacon-wrapped hot dog. Vendors can be found cooking them on a stainless steel baking tray over Sterno heat sources outside of bars, concerts, sporting events, and other late night establishments. The bacon-wrapped usually consists of a bacon-wrapped hot dog, grilled onions and bell peppers, ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, and grilled jalapeño peppers. After a public campaign in 2010, the L.A. City Council proclaimed the bacon-wrapped to be the official hot dog of Los Angeles.

Jersey breakfast dog
In New Jersey and elsewhere on the East Coast, there is a variation called the Jersey breakfast dog. This is a bacon-wrapped, deep-fried hot dog with melted cheese, on top of a fried or scrambled egg.

Mission dog
In San Francisco the bacon-wrapped hot dog is called a Mission dog, named after the Mission District where it is sold. It is typically served with grilled onions, mustard, ketchup, mayonnaise, and jalapeños.

Texas Tommy

A bacon-wrapped

The Texas Tommy is found in Philadelphia and elsewhere in Eastern Pennsylvania. Like a francheezie, it is a hot dog that is split and filled with cheese before being wrapped with bacon. The Texas Tommy can be either deep-fried, broiled, or grilled.

 

Soup Special of the Day……….Easy Corn Chowder

May 27, 2018 at 5:02 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 Easy Corn Chowder. Bacon, Cream Style Corn, Milk, Diced Hash Brown Potatoes, and Green Onions make up this delicious Chowder! It’s from one of my favorite Recipe Sites, CooksRecipes. The Cooks website has a huge selection of recipes to please all tastes and cuisines. Check it out today! So Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Easy Corn Chowder
Cream-style corn and frozen diced hash browns put the ‘easy’ in this hearty corn chowder.

Recipe Ingredients:
6 bacon slices, cooked and crumbled
2 (17-ounce) cans cream-style corn
4 cups milk
3 cups frozen diced hash brown potatoes
3 green onions, chopped
1 teaspoon salt or to taste
Freshly ground black pepper to taste

Cooking Directions:
1 – Combine first 5 ingredients in heavy medium saucepan.
2 – Simmer over medium heat until soup is slightly thickened, stirring occasionally.
3 – Season with salt and pepper and serve.
Makes 4 servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/soup/easy-corn-chowder-recipe.html

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!

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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