Chocolate Shortbread Cookies

August 20, 2017 at 5:28 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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Just wanted to pass along a recipe for Chocolate Shortbread Cookies. It’s from the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website so that means its Diabetic Friendly! It uses Splenda No Calorie Sweetener in place of Sugar. Again you can find this recipe at the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website along with a huge selection of other Diabetic Friendly recipes. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://diabeticgourmet.com/

 

Chocolate Shortbread Cookies
A cookie that is quite simply – heavenly!

Ingredients

1 cup unsalted butter
1/2 cup Splenda No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons Dutch cocoa powder
1 3/4 cups flour
2 tablespoons flour

Directions

1 – Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet or jellyroll pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
2 – Place the butter, Splenda Granulated Sweetener, sugar, vanilla and salt in a medium mixing bowl. Mix, using the paddle attachment of an electric mixer until the mixture is light and creamy (approx. 1-1 1/2 minutes). Add cocoa powder and all the flour. Mix until just blended.
3 – Remove dough from bowl and form into a ball. Place the ball of dough on the parchment lined pan. Roll the dough into a rectangle approx. 6 1/2 inches wide by 11 inches long and 1/4 inch thick. Pierce the surface of the dough with a fork all over. This allows the air to escape during baking preventing air pockets from forming.
4 – Bake in preheated 375 degrees F oven 20-25 minutes, rotating the pan after 10 minutes of baking. Remove shortbread from oven after 20-25 minutes and immediately cut into 24 fingers or rectangles while the shortbread is still warm. If allowed to cool, shortbread will not slice well.

Nutritional Information (Per Serving)
Calories: 120
Calories from Fat: 5
Protein: 1g
Sodium: 25 mg
Cholesterol: 20 mg
Fat: 8g
Saturated Fat: 5g
Dietary Fiber: 1g
Sugars: 2g
Carbohydrates: 10g
http://diabeticgourmet.com/recipes/html/1156.shtml

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

August 20, 2017 at 5:27 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Grilling……..

 

Always preheat your grill for at least 5 minutes before cooking. Fire that grill up!

Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Mashed Potatoes and Seasoned Pinto Beans

August 19, 2017 at 4:55 PM | Posted in Bob Evan's, Margaret Holmes Products, Pork, pork chops | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Mashed Potatoes and Seasoned Pinto Beans

 

 

 

To start my morning off I prepared a Poached Egg, toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin, and had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Partly sunny and 85 degrees out there today. Passing showers and humid also. It was house cleaning today, dusted and vacuumed. After Lunch did a couple of loads of laundry for Mom. Dinner tonight I had a Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Mashed Potatoes and Seasoned Pinto Beans.

 

 

 

I picked up a large Center Cut Pork Chops from the Meijer Meat Department. I really love the Meijer selection and quality of all their meats, and all their products and produce. I like using these large Chops, plenty leftover for Breakfast or Lunch the next day!

 

 

 

 

 

To prepare my Chops I’ll need; The Cumin Spiced Rub which consists of; 1 tbsp Roasted Cumin, 1 tsp Garlic Powder, 1 tsp Chili Powder, 1 teaspoon Sea Salt, 1/2 teaspoon Hungarian Paprika, 2 teaspoons Dried Oregano, and 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper. To prepare it preheat oven to 400°. Combine all the ingredients; rub it all over the Chop. Let stand 20 minutes. I’ll be using a Cast Iron Skillet for the Chop. I love using Cast Iron Skillets, not only do the heat up evenly and retain that heat but you can also go from using it on the stove and right into the oven. So I start by heating the Extra Virgin Olive oil in the Cast Iron Skillet over medium-high heat. Add the Chop to pan; cook 3 minutes, browning both sides. From the stove to the oven and bake at 400° for 15 minutes until the thermometer registered 150° (slightly pink), turning after 5 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before slicing. Fantastic combo of Spices, which gives a fantastic flavor and perfect browning to the Chop. The inside being so tender and moist! Love this seasoning on Pork.

 

 

I prepared some Bob Evan’s Mashed Potatoes. Just microwave for 6 minutes and serve, just as good as homemade, if not better.

 

 

 

 

 

For another side an item I haven’t had in a while, Margaret Holmes Seasoned Pinto Beans. I purchased a couple of cans of this at a nearby Walmart, they carry a good selection of a lot of the Margaret Holmes Products. To prepare it just empty the contents into a medium saucepan. Cover it and bring it to a boil. Stir and reduce the heat to slow simmer and serve when ready. And I have delicious side dish! I love Beans of all kinds and these Seasoned Pinto Beans are delicious, love the Seasoning. For Dessert later a Jello Sugar free Dark Chocolate Pudding topped with a dab of Cool Whip Free.

 

 

 

Pork Facts….
One serving of pork is 3 ounces, or about the size of a deck of cards, according to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. An image of the portion size is important because a thick pork chop can be twice that size and without realizing it you can eat double the calories. You’ll get 137 calories and 4 grams of fat from a 3-ounce pork chop. Pork is similar to chicken, with 3 ounces of chicken breast containing 140 calories and 3 grams of fat. A pork chop has 65 milligrams of cholesterol, compared to 72 grams in chicken breast, but they both have just 1 gram of saturated fat.

 

 

 

Margaret Holmes Seasoned Pinto Beans

Pinto beans are a great source of fiber and amino acids. Our delicious Seasoned Pinto Beans are slow-simmered with our unique blend of down-home Southern spices to create a true delicacy. Just heat and serve!

Directions:
Instructions: STOVETOP HEATING INSTRUCTIONS: EMPTY CONTENTS INTO MEDIUM SAUCEPAN. COVER AND BRING TO BOIL. STIR AND REDUCE HEAT. SIMMER UNTIL READY TO HEAT.

Ingredients:
Ingredients: PINTO BEANS, WATER, MONOSODIUM GLUTAMATE, SALT, DEHYDRATED ONION, SUGAR, SPICES, NATURAL FLAVORS, NATURAL SMOKE FLAVOR, CALCIUM DISODIUM EDTA (TO PRESERVE COLOR) AND CHICKEN FAT. MAY CONTAIN ALLERGENS: WHEAT (WHEAT GLUTEN), SOYBEANS (HYDROLYZED SOY PROTEIN) & PEANUTS.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size141 g (0.5 cup)
Amount Per ServingCalories 120 Calories
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
http://margaretholmes.com/products/seasoned-pinto-beans/

Crunchy, Colorful Salads with Protein-Packed Ingredients

August 19, 2017 at 5:36 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website its – Crunchy, Colorful Salads with Protein-Packed Ingredients. Kick up those Salads with recipes like; Lobster Roll Salad with Bacon Vinaigrette, Buffalo-Spiced Steak Salads with Blue Cheese Dressing, and Asian Pork and Cabbage Salad. Find these and much more all at the Diabetic Living Online website. enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

 

 

Crunchy, Colorful Salads with Protein-Packed Ingredients
Eating a salad shouldn’t feel like punishment. Our diabetic salads are tasty, filling, and feature a variety of healthy ingredients that keep you feeling full and satisfied. Piled high with sources of lean protein and vegetables, our salads are so good your body will thank you.

 

Lobster Roll Salad with Bacon Vinaigrette

Get ready to share photos of this gorgeous salad with your friends. They’ll want to come over and try this gourmet-worthy meal for themselves. The recipe yields six servings, so there‘s enough to go around…….

 

Buffalo-Spiced Steak Salads with Blue Cheese Dressing

If your family balks at the idea of salad for dinner, break out this beefy recipe that features its own homemade blue cheese dressing. You can even fire up the grill before placing the spicy grilled steak slices on a crisp bed of mixed greens……..

 

Asian Pork and Cabbage Salad

If you have a big appetite, this crunchy salad is for you. Enjoy a 2-cup serving that has just 16 grams of carb. You can whip together this quick and easy diabetic dinner in about 20 minutes…..

 

* Click the link below to get all the – Crunchy, Colorful Salads with Protein-Packed Ingredients
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/salad/crunchy-colorful-salads-protein-packed-ingredients

Meanwhile back at the SayersBrook Bison Ranch…WHAT TO DO WITH WILD BOAR BACON ENDS

August 19, 2017 at 5:35 AM | Posted in SayersBrook Ranch | Leave a comment
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From the SayersBrook Bison Ranch (http://www.sayersbrook.com/) its WHAT TO DO WITH WILD BOAR BACON ENDS. I just had some of the SayersBrook Wild Boar Bacon the other day. I fried some up and crumbled it for a Salad. Love the taste and freshness of the Wild Boar Bacon. But the Wild Boar items are just on of many items you can choose from at the SayersBrook site. You can choose from Bison, Elk, Ostrich, Hams, Rabbit, and much more! So check out all their selections today! So on to the BOAR BACON ENDS. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.sayersbrook.com/

 

WHAT TO DO WITH WILD BOAR BACON ENDS

SAYERSBROOK HAS WILD BOAR BACON ENDS AT AN UNBELIEVABLE PRICE!

WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH OUR WILD BOAR BACON ENDS?

They are perfect for wrapping around anything food-wise

Wild Boar Bacon wrapped around melon tastes fabulous

WRAP THEM

* Around shrimp and fry them up
* Fry ’em wrapped around peaches or dates – delicious
* Jalapeno peppers wrapped in wild boar bacon and tossed on the barbecue
* Cheese sticks and fry. Make sure to wrap every inch of cheese, that way the cheese won’t leak out. It will just get soft and yummy around a crispy coat of bacon.
* Potato wedges come out tasty and crispy when you fry or bake them
* Crumble cooked wild boar bacon over pizza
* Add crispy wild boar bison bacon into soups
* Toss them in salads
* Add them to pizza
* Chicken tenders and fry or bake
* On burgers
* Around asparagus and fry them up
and of course don’t forget with eggs and pancakes for breakfast!
http://cooking-buffalo.com/wild-boar-bacon-ends/

 

 

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Telephone: 573-518-0188 | or: 573-518-0166
Fax: 855-398-4409
2056 hwy 195, Hermann, MO 65041
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http://www.sayersbrook.com/

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

August 19, 2017 at 5:33 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Wood Chips……..

 

To extend the lives of hickory or oak wood chips, soak them in water a few minutes. Then scatter the wood chips into the coals to add aroma to the barbecue.

Farmers’ Market – Aug. 19 – West Chester, Ohio

August 18, 2017 at 9:26 AM | Posted in Festivals, Food | Leave a comment
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Saturday, August 19 2017 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

9285 Centre Pointe Drive
Enjoy the freshest food in town and the company of the characters who grow, raise and make it. Local growers and makers of fine foods and arts are on hand each week at this one-of-kind market that also features entertainment and activities each week.

Soak up the atmosphere and buy whatever is in season! The West Chester’s Farmers Market runs every Saturday from May 20 through October 28 on The Square @ Union Centre.

Find more information at http://www.westchesterohiofarmersmarket.org/.

Diabetes-Friendly Sandwiches and Wraps

August 18, 2017 at 5:28 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website its Diabetes-Friendly Sandwiches and Wraps. Delicious and Healthy Sandwiches and Wraps with recipes like; Catfish Po’ Boy, Banh Mi Vietnamese Sandwiches, and Turkey Reuben. Find these and much more at the Diabetic Living Online website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

 

Diabetes-Friendly Sandwiches and Wraps
Looking for a quick fix? Our diabetic recipes for sandwiches and wraps are a simple solution when you need to throw together an easy lunch to grab on the go. With a wide variety of melts, pitas, lettuce wraps, and more, these gourmet diabetic sandwiches are sure to satisfy anyone’s taste buds.

 

Catfish Po’ Boy

Mix up your meal plan with a catfish sandwich. The Southern staple is high in vitamin D and rich in omega-6 fatty acids. One sizzling filet coming right up!……..

 

Banh Mi Vietnamese Sandwiches

A zingy vegetable slaw gives these low-carb pork sandwiches extra crunch……

 

Turkey Reuben

This light version of the reuben uses reduced-calorie Thousand Island salad dressing and swaps turkey and lightly dressed coleslaw for corned beef and sauerkraut — all in the interest of better health and great taste……..

 

* Click the link below to get all the Diabetes-Friendly Sandwiches and Wraps
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/sandwich/diabetes-friendly-sandwiches-wraps

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

August 18, 2017 at 5:27 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Skewers…….

 

To grill or BBQ foods on bamboo skewers, first soak the skewers in water for about 20 minutes. This will prevent them from burning during cooking.

Cheesy Skillet Classic Lasagna w/ Baked French Bread

August 17, 2017 at 4:51 PM | Posted in Velveeta/Kraft Dinners | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Cheesy Skillet Classic Lasagna w/ Baked French Bread

 

 

For Breakfast on this morning I toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin and topped it with Smucker’s Sugarless Blackberry Jam. Also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. The hot weather has kicked in again, 88 degrees and humid along with some heavy rain on and off through the day. Mom wanted a McMuffin for Breakfast so I went to McDonald’s and picked it up for her. Back home did a load of laundry for Mom. After Lunch went over to see Dad. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Cheesy Skillet Classic Lasagna w/ Baked French Bread.

 

 

Second time using the Kraft/Velveeta Cheesy Skillets Classic Lasagna. The box contains the Pasta, Seasoning, and Velveeta Cheese Sauce. I added the Jennie – O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast, Water, and Sargento Shredded Mozzarella Cheese. The instructions call for Ground Beef but as usual I substitute the Ground Beef with the Jennie – O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast. Much healthier option with fewer calories, fat, and carbs.

 

 

 

To make the dish; You will need the 1 lb. Jennie – O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast and 2 cups water. Cook the 1 lb. Ground Turkey in large skillet, until no longer pink. Add 2 cups water, Pasta and Seasoning; stir. Bring it to a boil. Reduce heat. Cover; simmer 11 min. or until most of the water is gone, stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Stir in the Velveeta Cheese Sauce. Top it off with a cup of Shredded Mozzarella Cheese before serving.

 

 

 

The Lasagna came out fantastic, hot and cheesy! The Seasoning and Cheese was perfect and the Pasta was excellent. Made a very good and hearty Dinner Dish! I also baked a Pillsbury French Bread Loaf. For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kraft/Velveeta Cheesy Skillets Classic Lasagna

Satisfy your taste buds with great tasting Velveeta Cheesy Skillets. Made with rich and creamy Velveeta cheese sauce it’s liquid gold!
Kraft Velveeta Cheesy Skillets Lasagna, 13.1 oz:
* Made with real cheese
* Just add ground beef
* Makes about 5 servings
* Ready in about 20 minutes
* Delectable 13.1-oz Velveeta lasagna

Directions:
Instructions: . You will need. 1 lb. lean ground beef. 2 cups water. Brown 1 lb. lean ground beef in large skillet; drain. Return meat to skillet. Add 2 cups water, Pasta and Seasoning; stir. Bring to boil. Reduce heat. Cover; simmer 9 to 11 min. or until most of the water is gone, stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Stir in Velveeta Cheese Sauce. Customize it! Top with cup shredded mozzarella cheese before serving.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size2.5 oz. (70g/About 1/5 Package) as Packaged
Servings Per Container5.0
Amount Per Serving
Calories220 Calories
Calories From Fat60 Calories
% Daily Value
Total Fat7.0 g11.0
Saturated Fat2 G25
Trans Fat0 G
Cholesterol10 Mg23
Sodium660 Mg28
Total Carbohydrate33.0 g11.0
Dietary Fiber2 G8
Sugars6 G
Protein8.0 g

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