Kitchen Hint of the Day!

February 28, 2021 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Prevent Food Storage Stains……….

To protect your containers from tomato-based stains, coat the inside with nonstick cooking spray before adding the leftovers to keep the plastic as good as new.

Beef Cubed Steak w/ Sugar Snap Peas and Potato Cakes

February 27, 2021 at 7:05 PM | Posted in BEEF, Bob Evan's, Cubed Steak, greenbeans, mushrooms | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Beef Cubed Steak w/ Sugar Snap Peas and Potato Cakes

 

To start this rainy morning off I made some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns and heated up some Meijer Diced Ham. I made a bed of the Hash Browns in a bowl and sprinkled some Sargento Reduced Fat Sharp Cheddar Cheese. Then topped them off with Diced Ham. I love combinations of Potatoes and Ham. Also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 58 degrees, partly cloudy and light rain on and off all day. A whole lot of rain is coming up for tomorrow. Did a couple of loads of laundry after Lunch. Later I straightened up the pantry and our junk closet. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Beef Cubed Steak w/ Sugar Snap Peas and Potato Cakes.

 

I had a package of Meijer Beef Cubed Steak in the fridge that I had purchased yesterday. These are the best Cubed Steak I have ever found by far. They’re good size patties so I’m able to cut them in half and get 2 meals out of 1 patty. They come 2 to a package. This is one of the few times I use Beef.

 

To prepare the Cubed Steak I seasoned them with Sea Salt and Ground Black Pepper and I then dusted them in flour that I had mixed with a bit of Hungarian Paprika. Shook off the excess flour and pan fried them in Extra Light Olive Oil, about 4 minutes per side. They came out delicious! Excellent flavor and very tender, especially for Cubed Steak which sometimes can be somewhat tough and stringy. I also heated up a jar of Heinz Savory Beef Gravy that I added a can of Kroger Pieces and Stems Mushrooms, to top the Cubed Steak with.

 

 

For a side I prepared a bag of Mann’s Stringless Sugar Snap Peas. To prepare them I used a medium size skillet. I added a tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil and heated it on medium heat. As the skillet was heating I emptied the bag of Snap Peas into the skillet. Stirred a few times and cooked them for 5 minutes. Ready to serve. Very good Snap Peas, nice and full!

 

So for another side I prepared some Manischewitz Potato Pancake Mix, my favorite (Never made a cake I didn’t like!). Just add 2 Egg Beaters (1/2 Cup), 2 1/4 Cups Water, to the mix stir and fry! Easy and makes one good Potato Pancake and their only 80 calories and 18 carbs per serving (3 Potato Pancakes). We love these Potato Pancakes! They turn out so good and easy to reheat the leftovers. For Dessert/Snack later a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Snyder’s Pretzels with a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.
 

 

 

 

 

 


Mann’s Stringless Sugar Snap Peas
Product Description
A product award-winner, these tasty sugar snaps are a great, crunchy and nutritious snack-right out of the bag! Dip them in a hummus or wrap in prosciutto for elegant presentations. Sweet and stringless…kids love ‘em!
https://www.veggiesmadeeasy.com/products/stringless-sugar-snap-peas/

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

February 27, 2021 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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How to make your Stew thicker……………

Cornstarch, potato starch, and chickpea flour are a couple of pantry-friendly ways to thicken soups, stews, and sauces in the slow cooker. Just a tablespoon or two of any, added towards the end of cooking will thicken sauces especially well.

Cumin Spiced Pork Chops w/ Golden Hominy and Cut Green Beans and Potatoes

February 26, 2021 at 11:14 PM | Posted in Pork, pork chops | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Cumin Spiced Pork Chops w/ Golden Hominy and Cut Green Beans and Potatoes

 

Just a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea for Breakfast this morning. Partly cloudy and 50 degrees out today. After my Tea I went to Meijer for a few items. Picked up Breakfast at Wendy’s for Mom. Still getting used to my new Hoveround Chair. It’s basically the same but I was used to my old chair and how it handled. I gave my old chair to a woman across the street. She really needed it. She was having trouble moving a hand powered wheelchair. So my old chair will really help her. So for dinner tonight I prepared Cumin Spiced Pork Chops w/ Golden Hominy and Cut Green Beans and Potatoes.

 

I had picked some Pork Chops at Meijer earlier. 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 pork chop. Let stand 20 minutes. Start by heating the Extra Virgin Olive oil in a Cast Iron Skillet over medium-high heat. Add Chops to the pan; cook 3 minutes, browning both sides. From the stove to the oven and bake at 400° for 15 minutes until the thermometer registered 160°, turning after 5 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing. Fantastic combo of Spices, which makes one incredible tasty Crust on the Chop with the inside being tender and moist! Love this seasoning on Pork!

 

We love the trio of a Pork Chop, Golden Hominy, and Green Beans/ Potatoes. I have these 2 sides quite often when having Pork Chops. For a side dish I opened up a can of one of my favorite side dishes, Kroger Brand Golden Hominy. For those that never had or heard of Hominy; Hominy is a food made from kernels of corn which are soaked in an alkali solution of either lime or lye. The corrosive nature of the solution removes the hull and germ of the corn and causes the grain itself to puff up to about twice its normal size. My favorite is the Golden Hominy. If you’ve never tried it do, makes a delicious side dish!

 

Then I also heated up a can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans and Potatoes. I also had Baked a Loaf of Garlic Loaf Bread. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Popcorn and a Diet Snapple Mango/Tea to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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.

Jennie – O Recipe of the Week – Bistro Turkey-Onion Soup

February 26, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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This week’s Jennie – O Recipe of the Week is a Bistro Turkey-Onion Soup. Warm up these cold Winter Days with a bowl of Bistro Turkey-Onion Soup. Made with JENNIE-O® Turkey Ham, low-sodium beef broth, onions, butter, and flour then topped with Swiss Cheese and served with thinly sliced French Bread.You can find this recipe along with all the other Delicious and Healthy Recipes at the Jennie – O Turkey website. Stay Safe and Make the SWITCH in 2021! https://www.jennieo.com/

Bistro Turkey-Onion Soup
This delicious take on a classic French recipe is sure to make your mouth water. Our Bistro Turkey-Onion Soup is 380 calories and ready in under 30 minutes!
Total Time 30 Minutes
Serving Size 4 Servings

INGREDIENTS

2 tablespoons butter
4 cups thinly sliced onion
1 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 cans (10¾-ounce) condensed low-sodium beef broth
2 cups water
1½ cups diced JENNIE-O® Turkey Ham
8 slices French bread, thinly sliced
4 slices Swiss cheese

DIRECTIONS

1) In saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Add onion and cook 15 minutes or until softened and golden brown. Stir in flour. Cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly.

2) Add broth and water; heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low. Add turkey ham. Cook, covered, 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

3) Heat oven to 425°F.

4) Ladle soup into 4 oven-safe bowls.

5) Set on rimmed baking sheet. Place bread in each bowl. Top with cheese slice.

6) Bake 4 to 5 minutes or until cheese is melted and browned.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING
Calories 380
Protein 24g
Carbohydrates 38g
Fiber 4g
Sugars 10g
Fat16g
Cholesterol 75mg
Sodium 940mg
Saturated Fat 8g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/bistro-turkey-onion-soup/

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

February 26, 2021 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Try Italian dressing for a quick and easy marinade………….

For a fantastic Marinade look no further than your pantry. A bottle of salad dressing, especially Italian dressing, makes a super simple and delicious marinade for chicken or seafood.

Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Chocolate Mint Sandwich Cookies

February 25, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dessert of the Week | 1 Comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is Chocolate Mint Sandwich Cookies. Some of the ingredients that you’ll be needing are Almond Flour, Dutch Processed Cocoa Powder, Baking Powder, Heavy Cream, Dark Chocolate, Coconut Oil and more. Included are recipes for the Cake, Cream Filling, and Chocolate Coating. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Chocolate Mint Sandwich Cookies
The best kind of sandwiches are the ones made with cookies, dipped in chocolate, and without all the added sugar! These beauties are also gluten-free.

Ingredients
Cookie Base:
1 1/2 cup almond flour
1/2 cup dutch processed cocoa powder
1/2 cup granulated Swerve, or sweetener of choice
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp xanthan gum
6 tbsp unsalted butter, softened
1-2 tbsp cold water, if needed

Cream Filling:
6 tbsp unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1 cup powdered erythritol
2 tsp heavy cream
1/4 tsp non-alcohol mint extract

Chocolate Coating:
5 oz Lily’s Milk or Dark Chocolate
1/2 tsp coconut oil
1/4 tsp non-alcohol mint extract

Directions
Make the cookies:

1. Heat oven to 350°F and line a large cookie sheet with parchment.

2. Whisk together the almond flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, sweetener and xanthan gum.

3. Cut in the soft butter and 1 tbsp cold water until a stiff dough forms. Use your hands to work the dough, and if it’s too stiff, add another tbsp of water.

4. Place the dough on a large piece of parchment and cover with plastic cling wrap. Roll into a thin round, about 1/4 inch thick, and use a round 2-inch cookie cutter (or small glass!) to cut the dough and place cookies on the prepared baking sheet.

5. Re-roll the scraps and repeat until you are out of dough. Bake the cookies for 8–12 minutes; let cool before filling.

Make the filling:

1. Combine butter, powdered sweetener, and mint extract in a medium mixing bowl. Beat together until smooth, add the heavy cream, and continue to beat until light and fluffy. Taste and adjust the mint flavor to your preference.

2. Spread or pipe filling onto half of the cooled cookies and top with another to make a sandwich.

3. Melt the chocolate and coconut oil, stir in mint extract.

4. Dip or drizzle in minty chocolate and arrange on a piece of wax paper or parchment. Let cool and serve!
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/chocolate-mint-sandwich-cookies/

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Kitchen Hint of the Day!

February 25, 2021 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Preheat that Cast Iron Skillet…….

Preheat your cast iron skillet for the best cooking results. To ensure the quality of cooking and durability of the pan, always preheat. Despite its many benefits, these skillets heat slow. However, once it starts heating, it keeps heating. Heat it slowly, going from low to medium levels, letting the cast iron do its thing. And since the pan is excellent at emitting heat, you can cook the food over low-medium heat.

Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – Pasta Pie

February 24, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | 4 Comments
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This week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week is – Pasta Pie. This is made using Wild Idea Ground Buffalo along with Jill’s Italian Seasoning, Pasta, Pesto (Recipe Included), Spinach, Tomatoes, Mozzarella Cheese, Parmesan Cheese, Eggs, Cream, and Seasonings. Suggested side dish would be a Salad. You can find this recipe and purchase the Wild Idea Buffalo Italian Sausage along with all the other Wild Idea Products at the Wild Idea Buffalo website. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

Pasta Pie (serves 8)
Made with garden fresh ingredients this recipe believe it or not is light and so good. Serve it up with a delicious salad for a simple, fab, flavorful meal!

Ingredients:

1 – pound Wild Idea Ground Buffalo
1 – tablespoon olive oil
1 – 1 oz. pkg. Jill’s Italian Seasoning (or other Italian seasoning)
8 – ounces pasta, linguini, spaghetti or other, cooked el dente
½ – cup pesto (*recipe below or pre-made pesto)
2 – cups packed, chopped, fresh spinach
1 – cup chopped tomatoes, seeded
8 – ounces shredded mozzarella cheese
4 – ounces shredded parmesan cheese
2 – eggs, beaten
¼ – cup cream

Preparation:

1 – In a sauté pan over medium high heat add the oil and crumble in the ground buffalo meat.
2 – Add the Italian seasonings and stir in to incorporate. Break up the meat with a spatula as you stir and continue to brown the meat.

Remove meat from heat and cover.
3 – Lightly oil into a deep-dish pie pan.
4 – In a large bowl toss the pasta with the pesto.
5 – Add the meat, spinach, tomatoes, the mozzarella cheese and half of the parmesan cheese, tossing to incorporate.
6 – Whisk the eggs with the cream and toss into the pasta mixture.
7 – Press the ingredients into a deep-dish pie pan and cover with foil.
8 – Bake at 375° for 30 minutes.
9 – Uncover the pie and cover with remaining Parmesan cheese and continue to cook until cheese is melted.
10 – Remove form the oven and allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving.
11 – Drizzle with a little more pesto and garnish with fresh tomatoes. Note: If making ahead of time and refrigerating for baking later increase cooking time by 10 minutes.

Basil Pesto
Ingredients:

2 – cups fresh basil leaves, packed
2 – cups shredded Parmesan cheese
3 – garlic cloves, chopped
1 – teaspoon salt
1 – teaspoon pepper (I like a little more)
1 – tablespoon lemon juice (I like a little more)
1 – cup olive oil
Preparation: Place all ingredients in blender and puree until smooth. Refrigerate.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/meat-pies-oh-my

Healthy Scallop Recipes

February 24, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Scallop Recipes. Find some Delicious and Healthy Scallop Recipes with recipes including Brown Butter Seared Scallops, Panko- and Parmesan-Crusted Baked Scallops, and Lemon Garlic Scallops. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. You can also subscribe to one of my favorite Magazines, the EatingWell Magazine. So find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Brown Butter Seared Scallops
Get perfectly cooked scallops every time with this easy method. Sea scallops (the large ones) are sautéed in butter that turns deliciously nutty as it cooks, to make a super-fast, special dinner. A splash of lemon juice and fresh herbs finish the dish. Round out the menu with sautéed spinach and brown rice or orzo………….

Panko- and Parmesan-Crusted Baked Scallops
These easy baked scallops have a delightful balance of crunchy, golden-brown topping and tender, sweet scallops. They feel decadent like scallops should, thanks to the tasty lemon-butter sauce. Look for uniform scallops; if they’re particularly large, you might need to bake them for more than 10 minutes……………..

Lemon Garlic Scallops
Lemon brightens up sweet scallops in this simple, light dinner. Serve the scallops alongside sautéed spinach with a piece of toasted whole-grain bread to sop up the buttery sauce…………

Click the link below to get all the Healthy Scallop Recipes
https://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/19182/ingredients/fish-seafood/shellfish/scallops/

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