One of America’s Favorites – Stuffing

December 10, 2018 at 6:02 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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Stuffing a turkey

Stuffing or filling is an edible substance or mixture, normally consisting primarily of small cut-up pieces of bread or a similar starch and served as a side dish or used to fill a cavity in another food item while cooking. Many foods may be stuffed, including eggs, poultry, seafood, mammals, and vegetables, but chickens and turkey are the most common. Stuffing serves the dual purpose of helping to keep the meat moist while also adding to the mix of flavors of both the stuffing and the thing it is stuffed in.

Poultry stuffing often consists of dried breadcrumbs, onion, celery, salt, pepper, and other spices and herbs, a popular herb being sage. Giblets are often used. Popular additions in the United Kingdom include dried fruits and nuts (notably apricots and flaked almonds), and chestnuts.

 

 

Stuffed turkey

It is not known when stuffings were first used. The earliest documentary evidence is the Roman cookbook, Apicius De Re Coquinaria, which contains recipes for stuffed chicken, dormouse, hare, and pig. Most of the stuffings described consist of vegetables, herbs and spices, nuts, and spelt (an old cereal), and frequently contain chopped liver, brains, and other organ meat.

Names for stuffing include “farce” (~1390), “stuffing” (1538), “forcemeat” (1688), and relatively more recently in the United States; “dressing” (1850).

 

 

In addition to stuffing the body cavity of animals, including birds, fish, and mammals, various cuts of meat may be stuffed after they have been deboned or a pouch has been cut into them. Popular recipes include stuffed chicken legs, stuffed pork chops, stuffed breast of veal, as well as the traditional holiday stuffed turkey or goose.

Many types of vegetables are also suitable for stuffing, after their seeds or flesh has been removed. Tomatoes, capsicums (sweet or hot peppers), vegetable marrows (e.g., zucchini) may be

Stuffed Parasol mushroom

prepared in this way. Cabbages and similar vegetables can also be stuffed or wrapped around a filling. They are usually blanched first, in order to make their leaves more pliable. Then, the interior may be replaced by stuffing, or small amounts of stuffing may be inserted between the individual leaves.

It is sometimes claimed that ancient Roman and medieval cooks stuffed animals with other animals. An anonymous Andalusian cookbook from the 13th century includes a recipe for a ram stuffed with small birds. A similar recipe for a camel stuffed with sheep stuffed with bustards stuffed with carp stuffed with eggs is mentioned in T.C. Boyle’s book Water Music.

British celebrity chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall has championed the ten-bird roast, calling it “one of the most spectacular and delicious roasts you can lay before your loved ones at Yuletide”. A large turkey is stuffed with a goose, duck, mallard, guinea fowl, chicken, pheasant, partridge, pigeon, and woodcock. The roast feeds approximately 30 people and, as well as the ten birds, includes stuffing made from two pounds of sausage meat and half a pound of streaky bacon, along with sage, and port and red wine.

In the United States and eastern Canada, multi-bird dishes are sometimes served on special occasions.

 

Stuffed orange pepper

Almost anything can serve as a stuffing. Many popular Anglo-American stuffings contain bread or cereals, usually together with vegetables, herbs and spices, and eggs. Middle Eastern vegetable stuffings may be based on seasoned rice, on minced meat, or a combination thereof. Other stuffings may contain only vegetables and herbs. Some types of stuffing contain sausage meat, or forcemeat, while vegetarian stuffings sometimes contain tofu. Roast pork is often accompanied by sage and onion stuffing in England; roast poultry in a Christmas dinner may be stuffed with sweet chestnuts. Oysters are used in one traditional stuffing for Thanksgiving. These may also be combined with mashed potatoes, for a heavy stuffing. Fruits and dried fruits can be added to stuffing including apples, apricots, dried prunes, and raisins. In England, a stuffing is sometimes made of minced pork shoulder seasoned with various ingredients, sage, onion, bread, chestnuts, dried apricots, dried cranberries etc. The stuffing mixture may be cooked separately and served as a side dish. This may still be called stuffing or it may be called dressing.

 

 

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) states that cooking animals with a body cavity filled with stuffing can present potential food safety issues. These can occur because when the meat reaches a safe temperature, the stuffing inside can still harbor bacteria (and if the meat is cooked until the stuffing reaches a safe temperature, the meat may be overcooked). For turkeys, for instance, the USDA recommends cooking stuffing/dressing separately from the bird and not buying pre-stuffed birds. (Stuffing is never recommended for turkeys to be fried, grilled, microwaved, or smoked).

 

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“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Crescent Zucchini Pie

December 10, 2018 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is – Crescent Zucchini Pie. Zucchini like you’ve never had before, baked in Crescent Rolls into a pie! Along with the Zucchini you’ll add; Onion, Mushrooms, Eggs, Italian Seasoning, Dijon Mustard, and 2 types of Cheese. Bake for about 25 minutes and done. It’s 132 calories and 7 net carbs per serving! No Meat needed here! The recipe comes from one of my favorite recipe sites, CooksRecipes. The Cooks site has a huge selection of recipes to please all tastes, diets, and cuisines. Enjoy and Eat Healthy through the Holidays! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Crescent Zucchini Pie

Recipe Ingredients:
1 (8-ounce) container refrigerated crescent rolls
2 tablespoons butter or olive oil
3 cups thinly sliced zucchini
1 cup chopped onion
1 (4-ounce) can sliced mushrooms, drained
4 large eggs
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1 cup shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese

Cooking Directions:
1 – Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
2 – Coat a 9-inch deep-dish pie plate with cooking spray.
3 – Separate crescent rolls into eight triangles and arrange in the pie dish with points toward center. Press to seal seams.
4 – In a large skillet over medium-high heat, melt the butter (or heat oil if using oil); add the zucchini, onions and mushrooms, and sauté until tender, about 5 minutes.
5 – In a large bowl, beat together eggs, Italian seasoning and mustard; beat to mix.
6 – Add vegetables to egg mixture, mixing thoroughly; pour over crust.
7 – Bake pie until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean, about 20 to 25 minutes.
Makes 5 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/5 of recipe): Calories: 132; Total Fat: 6g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 214mg; Total Carbs: 10g; Fiber: 3g; Protein: 9g; Sodium: 93mg.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/mless/crescent_zucchini_pie_recipe.html

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

December 10, 2018 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Eat your Vegetables and Fruit……..

If your going to a Vegetarian Diet – Fruits and vegetables all contain different nutrients. A good way to remember to eat a range of vitamins and minerals is to vary the colors of the fruits and vegetables you eat. Of course, greens are always good, but try eating a rainbow of tomatoes, yellow squash, and purple cabbage.

Breaded Oysters w/ Baked Potato and Texas Toast Light

December 9, 2018 at 6:32 PM | Posted in potatoes, seafood | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Breaded Oysters w/ Baked Potato and Texas Toast Light

 

 

To start this Sunday Morning off I prepared a couple of Scrambled Eggs that I topped with Ortega Smoked Chipotle Taco Sauce and a sprinkle of Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese. I also toasted a couple of slices of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread and had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Outside it started off cloudy and 19 degrees. Then 38 degrees and mostly sunny for the afternoon. I made Mom Breakfast also and then she went on to Church. I did a load of laundry and then I was all caught up on everything else for the day. Spent the entire day relaxing and watching some NFL Football. For Dinner tonight I prepared Breaded Oysters w/ Baked Potato and Texas Toast Light.

 

 

 

 

While at Jungle Jim’s International Market earlier in the week I picked up a couple of boxes of Sebastian Breaded Oysters. I had never tried them but they had them on sale and it had good reviews online. So I prepared one of the boxes for Dinner tonight.

 

 

 

 

 

 

They come frozen and as Instructions said to keep them frozen until ready to use. I grabbed a skillet and sprayed it with Pam Non Stick Cooking Spray. Heated the skillet on medium heat and added 2 tablespoons of Extra Light Olive Oil. When heated I added the Frozen Oysters to the skillet. Fried them for 3 1/2 minutes until they turned golden brown. Then put them on a paper towel lined plate.

 

 

 

 

 

The Oysters came out great. Just enough Breading and they were delicious, had an excellent fresh taste to them. Served them with a side of Heinz Cocktail Sauce for dipping.

 

 

 

 

 

 

As the Oysters were cooking I prepared a Baked Potato. Seasoned that with the McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, and topped with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. I also baked a slice of New York Bakery Lite Texas Toast. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Coke Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sebastian Breaded Oysters

* Sebastian® Breaded Oysters.
* Pre-fried.
* Sustainable quality.
* Family owned.
* HACCP Certified.
* Plant and all products inspected in accordance with HACCP principles.
* Net weight 12 ounces (340 g).

Ingredients
Oysters, Wheat, Flour, Modified Corn Starch, Water, Corn Oil, Rice Flour, Wheat Starch, Wheat Protein, Salt, Palm Oil, Soy Bean Oil, Sodium Bicarbonate, Spices, Hydrolized Vegetable Protein, Flavor Enhancers, Disodium Inosinate, Disodium Guanylate.

Directions
Keep frozen at 32°F (0°C) or below until ready to cook.

Cooking instructions:

1 – Keep frozen until ready to cook.
2 – Preheat oil to 350°F (177°C).
3 – Place frozen oysters in oil and deep fry for 2-3 minutes, or until golden brown.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 3.0 oz
Servings Per Container 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 210
% Daily Value
Total Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 30mg10%
Sodium 440mg18%
Total Carbohydrate 17g6%
Sugars 1g
Protein 10g

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

December 9, 2018 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | 2 Comments
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Skimping on fat and calories…….

Use evaporated skim milk in place of light or heavy cream in soups and sauces.

Panko Crusted Orange Roughy Fish Sandwich w/ Baked Fries

December 8, 2018 at 6:30 PM | Posted in fish, Ore - Ida | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Panko Crusted Orange Roughy Fish Sandwich w/ Baked Fries

 

 

 

For Breakfast this morning it was Gravy, Toast, and Sausage. I made the gravy using a packet of Pioneer Peppered White Gravy. As that cooking I toasted a couple of slices of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread. I also heated up a couple of Johnsonville Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links. One Comfort Food Breakfast to start morning off. After Breakfast I went to Kroger for a couple of items and then to McDonald’s to pick up Breakfast for Mom. Finished a couple of things around the house then I had to go to Walgreens to pick up a prescription and some stamps. Caught up on some shows I had recorded the rest of the afternoon. For Dinner tonight its a Panko Crusted Orange Roughy Fish Sandwich w/ Baked Fries.

 

 

 

 

I had picked up a couple of Orange Roughy Fillet at Jungle Jim’s International Market earlier in the week. I sliced the Fillet in 1/2, rinsed them in cold water, and put them in Hefty Plastic Freezer Bags and froze them. So I put 1 of them in the fridge overnight to thaw. To make it I’ll need; the Orange Roughy Fillet, McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, Flour, Egg Beater’s (1/2 cup), Hungarian Paprika, and Shake and Bake Panko Bread Crumbs. I’ll also need An Aunt Millie’s Reduced Calorie Whole Grain Hamburger Bun. I first Seasoned the Fillet with the McCormick Grinders of Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley. Next I seasoned the Flour with Hungarian Paprika. Then rolled the Fillet in the Flour, next to the Egg Beater’s, and finally in the Panko Bread Crumbs.

 

 

 

 

I grabbed a skillet, sprayed it with Pam Non Stick Cooking Spray, added 1/2 tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil, and heated the skillet on medium heat. With the skillet heated I added my Fillet. I fried it for 3 minutes per side. It fried up perfect! Golden Brown on the outside and a moist center. I served it on the Aunt Millie’s Bun. Orange Roughy has such a good taste to it, it’s a very mild Fish. Makes the perfect Fish Sandwich!

 

 

 

 

 

 


As my Orange Roughy was cooking I turned the oven up to 425 degrees and baked my Fries. I used Ore Ida Crinkle Cut Fries. Like all the Ore Ida Products, they are easy to prepare and delicious. I just baked them for 19 minutes and done! Served them with a side of Hunt’s Ketchup. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Orange Roughy Fillet

Orange Roughy
The orange roughy, also known as the red roughy, slimehead and deep sea perch, is a relatively large deep-sea fish belonging to the slimehead family. The UK Marine Conservation Society has categorized orange roughy as “vulnerable to exploitation”. Wikipedia

Protein. Orange roughy and tilapia serve as a rich source of protein, although tilapia provides slightly more; tilapia has 45.5 grams per serving and orange roughy has 38.9 grams per serving. The protein in these varieties of fish is considered complete, meaning that they contain all nine essential amino acids.

Diabetic Christmas Main Dish Recipes

December 8, 2018 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Diabetic Christmas Main Dish Recipes. Healthy Diabetic Christmas Main Dish Recipes like; Hunter’s Chicken Stew, Coffee-Crusted Beef Tenderloin with Ancho Chile Sauce, and Poblano, Sweet Potato and Apple Stuffed Pork Loin. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Diabetic Christmas Main Dish Recipes
Find healthy, delicious diabetic Christmas main dish recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Hunter’s Chicken Stew
Hunter’s Chicken is found across Northern Italy, with many variations. This version uses meaty bone-in chicken thighs and is full of onions, mushrooms and tomatoes. It’s also delicious served over egg noodles…………..

Coffee-Crusted Beef Tenderloin with Ancho Chile Sauce
This roasted beef tenderloin recipe has the deep, delicious flavor of coffee and the light heat of chiles, making this an impressive main dish for your next special occasion. While the beef roasts, make the easy bittersweet ancho chile sauce. Serve with roasted potatoes or buttered noodles to soak up the extra sauce…………

Poblano, Sweet Potato and Apple Stuffed Pork Loin
This easy, stuffed pork loin recipe starts with a soak in brine to ensure that it stays juicy and moist. The stuffing combines sweet potatoes, apples and gently spicy poblanos with Mexican herbs and spices. Cornbread is a natural pairing with pork, as is a salad with toasted pepitas and cider vinaigrette……

 

* Click the link below to get all theDiabetic Christmas Main Dish Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/22566/health-condition/diabetic/holidays-events/christmas/main-dishes/

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

December 8, 2018 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Pineapples not only taste good………

Pineapple is packed with nutrients, antioxidants and other helpful compounds, such as enzymes that can fight inflammation and disease. Pineapple and its compounds have been linked to many health benefits, including aiding digestion, boosting immunity and speeding up recovery from surgery, among others.

Turkey Meatballs and Rotini Pasta w/ Baked French Bread

December 7, 2018 at 6:33 PM | Posted in Honeysuckle White Turkey Products, Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Pasta | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Turkey Meatballs and Rotini Pasta w/ Baked French Bread

 

 

For Breakfast I had a bowl of Cheerios’s along with a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Cold morning out at 19 degrees. Sunny and 34 degrees for the afternoon. After Breakfast I went and picked up Breakfast for Mom at McDonald’s. Later I went Walmart to pick up the last couple of Gift Cards I needed for Christmas Gifts and a few Christmas Cards. Stopped by the ATM and got gas before heading home. Did a few things around the house and later went outside and got the leaf blower out and cleaned the deck and driveway areas, so many leaves still! For Dinner tonight its Turkey Meatballs and Rotini Pasta w/ Baked French Bread.

 

 

 

 

You can make any Meal healthier by using healthier ingredients. That includes Meatballs and Pasta! I’ll be using Honeysuckle White Turkey Meatballs Kroger finally started having these back in stock! The Honeysuckle White Turkey Meatballs are some of the best I’ve found, fantastic taste and they’re 190 calories and 6 carbs for 3 large Meatballs. For the Sauce I’m using LaRosa’s Original Pasta Sauce. Then for the Rotini Pasta I’ll be using Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Whole Grain Rotini. For the added Cheese topping I’m using Sargento Off the Block Mozzarella Cheese and Kraft Reduced Fat Grated Parmesan Cheese.

 

 

 

 


As I said, for the Meatballs I’m using my favorite, Honeysuckle White Turkey Meatballs. Kroger finally started having these back in stock! The Honeysuckle White Turkey Meatballs are some of the best I’ve found, fantastic taste and they’re 190 calories and 6 carbs for 3 large Meatballs.

 

 

 

 

 


I’ll be cooking them in LaRosa’s Original Pasta Sauce, one of my favorites! The Sauce goes great on Pasta, Pizza, or as a Dipping sauce. I grabbed a Sauce Pan, sprayed it Pam Cooking Spray, added the Sauce to it, and heated on medium low heat. As the Sauce started to heat up I added the Turkey Meatballs, stirred until covered with the Sauce. Reduced the heat to low and let the Meatballs simmer in that Sauce until ready to use.

 

 

 

 

 


For the Rotini Pasta I’m using my favorite, Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Whole Grain Rotini. Easy to prepare; I used a large sauce pan and added 1 1/2 quarts of water and Salt and brought it to a rapid boil. Added the Pasta and brought it back to a boil. Cooked uncovered for 10 minutes, stirring often. Drained the Pasta and put it into the Baking Dish. Then Seasoned the Rotini with 2 teaspoons of Extra Light Olive Oil, some McCormick Grinder Italian Seasoning, and Kraft Grated Reduced Fat Parmesan Cheese.

 

 

 

 

I made a bed of the Rotini Pasta in a bowl. I topped it with the Turkey Meatballs that slow cooked in the LaRosa’s Sauce and Sargento Off the Block Mozzarella Cheese. The Meatballs and Rotini came out incredible! The Turkey Meatballs, Rotini Pasta, Cheese, and Sauce combined to make one delicious Dish! I also baked a loaf of Pillsbury French Bread. One delicious Dinner! For Dessert later a bowl of Breyer’s Carb Smart Vanilla Ice Cream topped with Smucker’s Sugar Free Chocolate Hot Fudge Topping.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honeysuckle White Fresh Italian Style Turkey Meatballs

Product Description
Add traditional Italian taste to your pasta dishes with our Fresh Italian Style Turkey Meatballs. They’re fully cooked Honeysuckle White Fresh Italian Style Turkey Meatballs and ready to heat and eat.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 3 oz (85.0 g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 190 Calories from Fat 90, Total Carbohydrates 6.0g 2%, Dietary Fiber 0.5g 2%, Protein 17.0g

http://www.honeysucklewhite.com/ProductDetail.aspx?product_id

 

Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Rotini 100% Whole Grain

Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Rotini 100% Whole Grain. Since 1915. This is 100% all natural and made from a single ingredient, 100% whole wheat. With an excellent source of fiber, it is an important part of a heart healthy* diet. Its delicious flavor is the perfect complement to your favorite pasta recipes.

* Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Rotini 100% Whole Grain.
* Since 1915.
All natural.
* 56g whole grains per serving.
* Excellent source of fiber.
* 100% Whole Grain When it comes to nutrition, why settle for less than 100%?
* Ronzoni healthy harvest pasta is 100% all natural and made from a single ingredient, 100% whole wheat.
* With an excellent source of fiber and 56g of whole grains per serving, it is an important part of a heart healthy* diet.

Directions:
Instructions: See perfect pasta guide for quantities and cook times.Bring water to a rapid boil. To add flavor and reduce stickiness, add salt.Add pasta and stir; return to rapid boil.Cook uncovered, stirring occasionally.Drain well. Serve as desired.Maintaining perfect pasta.To keep cooked pasta fresh for later use, toss with a small amount of olive oil or sauce, and refrigerate.Perfect pasta guide.Servings – 2. Pasta – 1/3 box. Water – 2 quarts. Salt – 1 tsp.Servings – 3. Pasta – 1/2 box. Water – 3 quarts. Salt – 2 tsp.Servings – full box. Water – 5 quarts. Salt – 1 Tbsp.Very firm 8 min – firm 9 min – tender 10 min.To keep cooked pasta fresh for later use, toss with a small amount of olive oil or sauce, and refrigerate.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 56.0
Servings Per Container 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories180 Calories
Calories From Fat 15 Calories

% Daily Value
Total Fat 1.5 g2
Saturated Fat 0 G0
Trans Fat 0 G
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 G
Monounsaturated Fat 0 G
Cholesterol 0 Mg0
Sodium 0 Mg0
Potassium 240 Mg7
Total Carbohydrate 39 g13
Dietary Fiber 5 G20
Sugars 2 G
Protein 9 g

Mom’s making Buckeyes and Walnut Chocolate Fudge!

December 7, 2018 at 12:11 PM | Posted in baking, snacks | Leave a comment
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I wish you could all get a whiff of the Chocolate aroma in the kitchen today! Mom is making her area famous yearly batches of Buckeyes and Walnut Chocolate Fudge! Everyone that’s had the Buckeyes are of the same opinion, the best they’ve ever had! The thing that sets these apart from other Buckeye Candies is the Rice Krispies she adds. So if you’re looking for a Buckeye Candy Recipe, look no further. Same with the Walnut Fudge, such a creamy, deep and rich Chocolate taste! The bad part is neither is Diabetic Friendly, but I’ll still have a half a piece of each from time to time. And both make perfect Christmas Gift that everyone enjoys!

The Old Family Buckeye Recipe
It’s that time of year when the requests start coming in for my Mom’s Buckeyes. Back when I was working I was everyone’s favorite person when I would bring in a batch of my Mom’s Buckeyes. It’s been 15 years since I lost my leg to melanoma cancer and unable to work but to this day I still get request’s from fellow past workers for my Mom’s Buckeyes. It seems that everyone that has had them all say the same thing “The best Buckeyes I’ve ever had!” I think it’s the Rice Krispies that sets them apart from other Buckeye Candies. When you make a batch of these and try them I’m sure you’ll agree, let me know! These are not diabetes friendly but they are delicious. We tried making them by using reduced fat Peanut Butter and Sugar Free Chocolate but they just didn’t come out the same.

Buckeyes

Ingredients:

Recipe will make about 60 Buckeyes

1 – Stick Butter, Blue Bonnet Light Stick Butter
1 – Box (1 LB) Confectioner Sugar
2 – Cups Jiff Smooth Peanut Butter
3 – Cups Rice Krispies
1 – 12 oz. Package Chocolate Chips
1 – Small Bar Hershey’s Milk Chocolate
1/2 Bar Paraffin Wax
Directions:

* In a large bowl mix Butter, Sugar, Peanut Butter, and Rice Krispies (With Hands)
* Chill the mixture for at least 2 hours.
* Then take the mixture and roll into individual balls. The size can vary no set size.
* Melt all the Chocolate and Paraffin Wax in a double broiler or in a sauce pan on low heat stirring until smooth.
* With one or two forks dip each of the balls into the Chocolate/Wax. Drain excess off the balls and place on a sheet pan covered with wax paper and refrigerate for several hours until Chocolate has hardened into a shell covering the balls.
* Now enjoy them!

Well like the Buckeye recipe above this ones not so Diabetic friendly but they sure are good! You can make it a somewhat lower in calories and carbs by using Splenda instead of the Sugar it calls for. This is a great Fudge recipe. My Mom has made this for as long as I can remember. Hope you enjoy it as much as all of us. Enjoy!

Walnut Fudge
Ingredients:

3 Cups Sugar or Splenda Equivalent

Chocolate Walnut Fudge

3/4 Cup Margarine
2/3 Cup Evaporated Milk
7 oz. Jar of Marshmallow Cream
1 12 oz. bag Toll House Chocolate Chips
1 Cup Chopped Walnuts (More if wanted, to taste)
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract

Instructions:

Combine Sugar, Margarine, and Evap. Milk in a large pot and heat to a boil for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and add Chocolate Chips, Marshmallow Cream, Nuts, and Vanilla stirring till well mixed. Pour mixture into a greased 13×9 pan. Refrigerate until firm. Cut into desired size pieces.

* You may be tempted to leave the heat on while stirring the chips. While this would normally be ok, you really shouldn’t do that in this recipe. If the mixture stays at a boiling temperature, you may be in for a nasty surprise when you add the vanilla. Bottom line: it’s safer for you and better for the fudge if the mixture cools down just a tad before the vanilla goes in. As long as you keep stirring, the chips will melt just fine.

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