Homestyle Turkey Shepherd’s Pie

February 25, 2018 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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Passing along a quick and easy recipe for Homestyle Turkey Shepherd’s Pie. The recipe is from the Jennie – O Turkey website. It’s made using the always a fresh and delicious JENNIE-O® Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast, I always use this when making my 3 Bean Turkey Chili. Easily prepared in 30 minutes and only 240 calories and 26 net carbs! Check the Jennie – O website out for all it’s many delicious and healthy recipes! Enjoy and Make the SWITCH in 2018!


Homestyle Turkey Shepherd’s Pie
The aroma of this lean Shepherd’s Pie is enough to lead the whole family to the table. Make dinner in under 30 minutes and under 300 calories with savory ground turkey, mashed potatoes and cheese.

2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 (16-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast
½ teaspoon dried basil
½ teaspoon thyme
½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 (12-ounce) jar fat-free turkey gravy
½ cup frozen corn kernels
½ cup frozen tiny peas
2½ cups prepared mashed potatoes
½ cup shredded low-fat Cheddar cheese

1) Spray 10-inch oven-proof skillet with cooking spray. Place over medium-high heat; add garlic and turkey. Cook turkey as specified on the package. Always cook to well-done, 165ºF as measured by a meat thermometer. Add basil, thyme, pepper, gravy, corn and peas; simmer uncovered 5 minutes or until mixture is hot. Spoon mashed potatoes over turkey mixture.
2) Sprinkle with cheese. Broil 4 to 5-inches from heat source 2 to 3 minutes or until mixture is bubbly and cheese is melted.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.


Calories 240
Protein 24g
Carbohydrates 29g
Fiber 3g
Sugars 2g
Fat 2.5g
Cholesterol 45mg
Sodium 750mg
Saturated Fat 1g


Kitchen Hint of the Day!

February 25, 2018 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Fresh Herbs or Dried Herbs…….

Fresh herbs can lose flavor when exposed to heat for long periods to time. For dishes that require a longer baking time of 1-2 hours, opt for dried herbs, which can withstand the heat.

Baked Turkey Meatballs and Rotini Pasta w/ Baked Multi Grain Bread

February 24, 2018 at 6:34 PM | Posted in Honeysuckle White Turkey Products, Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Pasta | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu:Baked Turkey Meatballs and Rotini Pasta w/ Baked Multi Grain Bread



For Breakfast this morning I’m having another of the Buffalo Fillet Mignon. I love these SayersBrook 4 oz. Bison Filet Mignon! To prepare it I just seasoned it with some McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley. I then grabbed a small skillet, sprayed it with Pam Non Stick Cooking Spray, and added a 1/2 tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil. Heated it on medium heat. Fried the first side 3 minutes and flipped it over and cooked it another 2 minutes. It came out a perfect medium rare! It was so tender and juicy. Then I also fried up a Sunny Side Egg and toasted a couple of slices of Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread. Sure tough to beat a Steak and Egg Breakfast! Also as usual, had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea.


Rain, Thunderstorms, and a high of 56 degrees for a high. We have a lot of flooding across the area. So its a another indoor day. Did some cleaning; Turned the oven on and let clean, straightened up the freezer, and straightened up the pantry. After that just kicked back and watched some College Basketball. For Dinner tonight its Baked Turkey Meatballs and Rotini Pasta w/ Baked Multi Grain 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. The Bread is River Road Bakehouse Multi Grain Bread. I’ve been buying this from Meijer the last few months and it’s our favorite Baked Bread.


I first turned the oven on to 400 degrees. 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. Cooked them for about 7 minutes and then reduced the heat to low until I was ready to use them.




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.





Next I topped the Rotini with the LaRosa’s Sauce and Turkey Meatballs. Sprinkled more of the Grated Parm Cheese followed by a layer of Sargento Mozzarella Cheese. The oven was preheated at 400 degrees so it was ready to bake. As the Past Dish was baking I also baked a loaf of RiverRoad Bake House Multi Grain Oval Loaf Bread.






The Meatballs and Rotini came out incredible! The Turkey Meatballs, Rotini Pasta, Cheese, and Sauce combined to make one delicious Dish! Plus Mom and Dad both enjoyed it. Neither is big on Pasta but had 2 servings of it!. For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding topped with Cool Whip Free.






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.

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



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

Meanwhile back at the SayersBrook Bison Ranch……..Bison Cubes

February 24, 2018 at 6:03 AM | Posted in SayersBrook Ranch | Leave a comment
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This week from the SayersBrook Bison Ranch website ( its Bison Cubes. Perfect for Stews, Casseroles, and Kabobs. Bison is just one of the Meats you can purchase at SayersBrook site. You can also purchase, Heat and Eat items, Wild Boar, Elk, Ostrich, Rabbit, and more all athe SayersBrook Bison Ranch website ( Now more on the Bison Cubes. Enjoy and Eat Healthy!


Bison Cubes
Our bison cubes are an ideal focal point for your favorite stew, Kabob or casserole recipe. Tender, faster cooking, meaty chunks will complement your favorite vegetables and won’t get “lost in the sauce.” Bison cubes will add protein to your meal with less fat and cholesterol than other meats. After all, your favorite recipes deserve the best. 64 oz (4-16 oz packages) of Bison Cubes.
Make them part of your favorite recipe. 64 oz (4-16 oz packages) of Bison Cubes.


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Diabetic Recipes: Low-Carb Desserts

February 24, 2018 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website its Diabetic Recipes: Low-Carb Desserts. Diabetic Friendly Desserts like; Walnut-Raspberry Thumbprints, Double-Berry Ice Cream, and No-Bake Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake. Find these recipes and more at Diabetic Living Online website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018!


Diabetic Recipes: Low-Carb Desserts
If you thought desserts were out of your meals forever, think again! From cheesecake to cookies and ice cream to cakes, here are delicious diabetic dessert recipes that have 15 grams of carbohydrate or less per serving.

Walnut-Raspberry Thumbprints
These tiny jam-filled tidbits have only 7 grams of carb per cookie. They’re a festive addition to a holiday buffet table or cookie tray……

Double-Berry Ice Cream
Strawberries and raspberries team up to make this 1-carb-choice treat double-berry good……

No-Bake Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake
With the decadent flavor of this easy no-bake cheesecake, you’ll never believe it’s only 15 grams of carb per slice…………

* Click the link below to get all the Diabetic Recipes: Low-Carb Desserts

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

February 24, 2018 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Choosing Chilies………

Like hot Chilies – Choose Chili Peppers according to your taste. In general, the smaller the Chili, the hotter it will be.

Fried Rockfish Fillets w/ Long Grain and Wild Rice, Whole Baby Carrots, and Light Texas Toast

February 23, 2018 at 6:32 PM | Posted in carrots, fish, Uncle Ben's Rice | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Rockfish Fillets w/ Long Grain and Wild Rice, Whole Baby Carrots, and Light Texas Toast




For Breakfast this rainy morning I prepared some al fresco Uncured Chicken Bacon, 1 Egg Sunnyside Up, toasted 2 slices of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread, and a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Outside its raining again, big shocker! We have a high of 62 degrees and heavy rain at times. Not much to do so it was house cleaning today. Dusted and vacuumed then cleaned the refrigerator. For Dinner tonight I tried a fish I had never tried before, Rockfish. Tonight its Fried Rockfish Fillets w/ Long Grain and Wild Rice, Whole Baby Carrots, and Light Texas Toast.




I was at Meijer yesterday to pick up a few items and going by the Seafood Department and noticed they had Rockfish Fillets in the display case. I had heard of Rockfish but never I had tried it, until now. Growing up there was a creek that ran across the street and we would go fishing and catch a Fish we called Rockfish. But this (Ocean) Rockfish is totally different. I was told it has a taste similar to Snapper, which I love. The Fillets cost lass than 1/2 than what you pay for Snapper. So I picked up a couple of Fillets to try it out. I’ll be cooking it in a Cast Iron Skillet and will need McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Grinder Peppercorn Medley along with Zatarain’s Seasoned Seafood Breading Mix, and Extra Light Olive Oil.



To prepare it; I first washed and cleaned the Fillets in cold water. Pat the fillets dry with a paper towel. Seasoned on both sides with the Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley. Then rolled the Fillets in the Zatarain’s Seasoned Fish Fri Mix.






Next heated a Cast-Iron Skillet over high heat. When the Pan is hot, added the Extra Light Olive Oil. Place the fillets in the pan, skin side down. Press down gently on the fillets with a spatula for about 20 seconds to prevent curling. Lower heat to medium and let cook until the fish is golden and caramelized around edges, about 2 to 3 minutes. Carefully flip fillets and until golden all over and cooked through, 45 to 90 seconds more.




The Rockfish fried up to a perfect Golden Brown. It does have a taste similar to Snapper. Really a delicious meaty version of Snapper, and costs a lot less! Really enjoyed it and will purchase more of it. Mom, who isn’t a huge Fish Lover, really liked them.






For one side dish I prepared a packet of Microwavable Uncle Ben’s Long Grain and Wild Rice. It comes in a microwavable bag. I microwaved it for 90 seconds and done! I guess my favorite among the Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice, all though I love using them all. Another tasty and easy to fix item, just microwave for 90 seconds and it’s ready.





Then I also heated up a can of Kroger Brand Whole Baby Carrots. These are so much easier to prepare than boiling fresh Baby Carrots, and they taste just as fresh and good. I also baked a loaf of Bake House RiverRoad Multi Grain Bread. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.






Rockfish – Sebastes

Sebastes is a genus of fish in the family Sebastidae (though some include this in Scorpaenidae), most of which have the common name of rockfish. A few are called ocean perch, sea perch or redfish instead. Most of the Sebastes species live in the north Pacific, although two (Sebastes capensis and Sebastes oculatus) live in the south Pacific/Atlantic and four (Sebastes fasciatus, Sebastes mentella, Sebastes norvegicus and Sebastes viviparus) live in the north Atlantic. The coast off South California is the area of highest rockfish diversity, with 56 species living in the Southern California Bight.

Rockfish are an important sport and commercial fish, and many species have been overfished. As a result, seasons are tightly controlled in many areas. Sebastes are sometimes fraudulently substituted for the more expensive northern red snapper.

Rockfish has a sweet, mild flavor, with a flaky, medium-firm texture. It is best baked, sautéed, broiled or poached. Since the flesh tends to flake easily, it is not the best fish for grilling. Try it with a little lemon to bring out the sweet flavor without overpowering.

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

February 23, 2018 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Clean the Shrimp……

Before storing fresh, raw shrimp in the refrigerator, rinse them in cold water and drain well. Use them within 2 days. I love Shrimp!

It’s Nuts I tell you………PINON NUTS (INDIAN NUTS)

February 22, 2018 at 6:04 AM | Posted in nuts, NUTS COM | Leave a comment
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This week from the website ( its PINON NUTS (INDIAN NUTS). They are similar to pignolia nuts, but are roasted to perfection in the shell. The PINON NUTS are just one of the many Nuts that you can choose from at the Nuts website. But besides Nuts you can also choose from items like; DRIED FRUIT, CHOCOLATES and SWEETS, SNACKS, COFFEE and TEA, COOKING and BAKING, and GIFTS. Plus there’s FREE shipping on orders over $59, see for details. Now here’s more on PINON NUTS (INDIAN NUTS). Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018!



Pinon nuts are very hard to find, and is thrilled to share them with you! They are similar to pignolia nuts, but are roasted to perfection in the shell. One taste and you will realize what the fuss for these pinon nuts is all about! Also known as Indian nuts, these are roasted right in-house so they arrive to you at their freshest.

Enjoy Pinon Nuts


To crack pinon nuts, we recommend spreading them out on a small towel, and then using a rolling pin to go over the nuts, breaking open their shells. Our roasted pinon nuts are a perfect treat for snacking or using in your recipes. Try them tossed in salads or prepared with vegetables like cauliflower or asparagus. They complement chicken and fish dishes well, too. Pinon nuts add a great nutty crunch to rice, risotto, or pasta dishes, and are wonderful for preparing a pesto sauce. They are also delicious in cookies and other sweet treats.

Health Benefits of Pinon Nuts
A single serving of pinon nuts provides a rich source of nutrients that can improve heart health, boost energy levels and promote weight loss. Enjoying pinon nuts as a snack also does wonders for your immune system and vision. Pinon nuts are a good source of monounsaturated fats which are associated with lowering LDL “bad” cholesterol levels and reducing the risk for heart disease. They are also rich in minerals such as iron and magnesium that help transport oxygen and energize the body. A rare source of pinoleic acid, pinon nuts promote a feeling of fullness that has proven effective in weight management. Vitamin A and lutein support good vision by protecting the retina and preventing cataracts. Pinon nuts are also plentiful in antioxidants and vitamin C to improve the body’s natural defense system against colds and illnesses.

About Pinon Nuts
The name pinon is derived from the Spanish term for pine nut. Pinon nuts are produced by the main species of pine tree in the United States. Pinon nut trees (Pinus edulis) grow wild in the southwestern United States and are much more rare than pine nuts from Europe or Asia. A good crop of pinon is only produced once every three to seven years so they are far less abundant than other varieties of pine nuts. Pinon nuts tend to be larger than regular pine nuts and have a signature smooth and sweet buttery taste. Pinon nuts are sometimes referred to as pinyon nuts or pinion nuts.

Pinon Nuts Packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, and milk products.

Approximately 1737 pieces per pound.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size 28g (~1 oz.)

Amount per serving
Calories 178
Calories from Fat 144
Total Fat 17g 27%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 20mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 1%
Iron 5%

Store in a cool dry place for up to 6 months. It is ok to refrigerate.


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5-Ingredient Chicken Recipes

February 22, 2018 at 6:02 AM | Posted in chicken, Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its 5-Ingredient Chicken Recipes. Delicious and Healthy 5-Ingredient Chicken Recipes like; Turkey Burgers with Mango Chutney, Cornmeal-Crusted Chicken Nuggets with Blackberry Mustard, and Barbecue Chicken Pizza. Find these and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018!

5-Ingredient Chicken Recipes
Healthy chicken recipes for an easy weeknight meal.

Turkey Burgers with Mango Chutney
Mango chutney and grilled red onion flavor this quick turkey burger. Serve with grilled baby red potatoes and a frosty beer……

Cornmeal-Crusted Chicken Nuggets with Blackberry Mustard
Tossing chicken tenders with cornmeal gives these chicken nuggets great crunch without deep-frying. Blackberries (or raspberries, if you prefer) combined with whole-grain mustard make for a sweet-and-savory dipping sauce. Serve with: Steamed broccoli and carrots……..

Barbecue Chicken Pizza
We gave classic barbecue chicken pizza a healthy twist with hidden shredded zucchini in the sauce. It’s a great way to sneak extra veggies into both you and your children’s diet!…….


* Click the link below to get all the 5-Ingredient Chicken Recipes

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