Diabetic Dish of the Week – SUGAR FREE MIXED BERRY JAM

June 26, 2018 at 5:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dish of the Week, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is – SUGAR FREE MIXED BERRY JAM. Raspberries, Strawberries, and Blueberries are the Berries you’ll be using. Splenda Sweetner replaces the Sugar in the recipe. The Jam is only 25 calories and 6 carbs per serving! The recipe is from the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website which has an endless amount of Diabetic Friendly Recipes for all occasions. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

SUGAR FREE MIXED BERRY JAM
Ingredients

6 cups fresh raspberries
1/3 cup sugar
3 cups fresh strawberries
1 1/2 cups Splenda No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated
1 cup cold water
1 (1.75 ounce) package SURE-JELL* For Lower Sugar Recipes Fruit Pectin
1 pint blueberries

Directions

1 – Combine raspberries and sugar in a heavy bottomed pan. Heat over medium-high heat. Boil 10-15 minutes, stirring constantly.
2 – Mash strawberries with a fork or potato masher.
3 – Add Splenda Granulated Sweetener and strawberries to raspberries. Stir constantly and boil over medium-high heat for an additional 10-15 minutes.
4 – Pour cold water into a small saucepan. Whisk pectin into water, and let stand 2-3 minutes. Allow the pectin to absorb the water.
5 – Boil water and pectin, then stir into fruit mixture and reduce heat to medium-low. Add blueberries. Simmer and stir for 5-6 minutes, until pectin is thoroughly blended with the fruit.
6 – Freeze in sterile canning jars.

Recipe Yield: Servings: 48Serving Size: 1 tablespoon

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 25
Fiber: 2 grams
Sodium: 5 milligrams
Carbohydrates: 6 grams
Sugars: 2 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipe/sugar-free-mixed-berry-jam

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Healthy Pancake Recipes

October 10, 2017 at 5:26 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and magazine its Healthy Pancake Recipes. Delicious and healthy Pancake recipes like; Whole-Grain Buttermilk Pancakes, German Apple Pancake, and Pumpkin Pancakes. Find these and more all at the EatingWell website. Plus don’t forget to subscribe to the EatingWell website! Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.eatingwell.com/

 

Healthy Pancake Recipes
Find healthy, delicious pancake recipes including blueberry, banana, chocolate chip and low-calorie pancakes. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

 

Whole-Grain Buttermilk Pancakes
This healthy whole-grain buttermilk pancake recipe uses 100% whole-wheat flour, heart-healthy canola oil and just a tablespoon of sugar. Compared to most store-bought mixes or a classic recipe, this recipe saves about 30 calories, 3 grams saturated fat and 4 grams total sugar per serving, plus you’ll dish up 2 extra grams of fiber. If you want to experiment with different types of whole grains, replace up to ½ cup of the whole-wheat flour with cornmeal, oats and/or buckwheat flour. Or add extra fiber and omega-3s by adding up to 3 tablespoons of ground flaxseed or chia seeds………..

 

German Apple Pancake
A judicious use of butter and sugar gives this classic German apple pancake—also known as a Dutch baby—less than a third of the fat and considerably fewer calories than the original breakfast treat. The topping—sautéed apples glazed with apple-cider syrup—is wonderful on oatmeal, waffles and frozen yogurt too……..

 

Pumpkin Pancakes
This healthy whole-grain pumpkin pancake recipe produces fluffy cakes with a beautiful orange hue from pureed pumpkin and light crunch from toasted pecans. If you want to experiment with different types of whole grains, replace up to ½ cup of the whole-wheat flour with cornmeal, oats and/or buckwheat flour. Or add extra fiber and omega-3s by adding up to 3 tablespoons of ground flaxseed or chia seeds…….

 

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Pancake Recipes.
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/18659/mealtimes/breakfast-brunch/pancakes/

One of America’s Favorites – Shortcake

September 25, 2017 at 5:03 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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Shortcake is a sweet cake or biscuit (in the American sense: that is, a crumbly bread that has been leavened with baking powder or baking soda).

Shortcake is typically made with flour, sugar, baking powder or soda, salt, butter, milk or cream, and sometimes eggs. The dry ingredients are blended, and then the butter is cut in until the mixture resembles cornmeal. The liquid ingredients are then mixed in just until moistened, resulting in a shortened dough. The dough is then dropped in spoonfuls onto a baking sheet, rolled and cut like baking powder biscuits, or poured into a cake pan, depending on how wet the dough is and the baker’s preferences. Then it is baked at a relatively high temperature until set.

 

An image of a strawberry shortcake

Strawberry shortcake
The most famous dessert made with shortcake is strawberry shortcake. Sliced strawberries are mixed with sugar and allowed to sit an hour or so, until the strawberries have surrendered a great deal of their juices (macerated). The shortcakes are split and the bottoms are covered with a layer of strawberries, juice, and whipped cream, typically flavored with sugar and vanilla. The top is replaced, and more strawberries and whipped cream are added onto the top. Some convenience versions of shortcake are not made with a shortcake (i.e. biscuit) at all, but instead use a base of sponge cake or sometimes a corn muffin. Japanese-style strawberry shortcakes use a sponge cake base, and are a popular Christmas treat in Japan.

The largest strawberry shortcake ever made was in the town of La Trinidad, Benguet in the Philippines on March 20, 2004. It weighed 21,213.40 lb.

Though strawberry is the most widely known shortcake dessert, peach shortcake, blueberry shortcake, chocolate shortcake and other similar desserts are made along similar lines. It is also common to see recipes where the shortcake itself is flavored; coconut is a common addition.

 

Though today’s shortcakes are usually of the biscuit or sponge-cake variety, earlier American recipes called for pie crust in rounds or broken-up pieces, which was a variety still being enjoyed in the 21st century, particularly in the South.

The first strawberry shortcake recipe appeared in an English cookbook as early as 1588, according to Driscoll’s berry growers. By 1850, strawberry shortcake was a well-known biscuit and fruit dessert served hot with butter and sweetened cream. In the United States, strawberry shortcake parties were held as celebrations of the summer fruit harvest. This tradition is upheld in some parts of the United States on June 14, which is Strawberry Shortcake Day. It wasn’t until 1910 that French pastry chefs replaced the topping with heavy whipped cream.

 

 

Ohio Festivals August 17th – 20th, 2017

August 16, 2017 at 5:34 AM | Posted in Festivals | Leave a comment
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August 17, 2017 – Taste to Remember – Cincinnati, Ohio
Annual Taste to Remember. Freshly prepared food and fine wine will delight your senses as you tour the silent auction and vie for the chance to have a local chef dazzle you with a delicious, multi-course meal in your home. Your fabulous night out will benefit Children’s Hunger Alliance.

https://www.childrenshungeralliance.org/events2/

 

August 17-19, 2017 Bucyrus Bratwurst Festival – Bucyrus, Ohio
Brats, Beers and Cheers. First celebrated in the summer of 1967, this is an annual three-day event that is always held on the full third weekend of August. There are all kinds of activities to keep all ages entertained.

http://www.bucyrusbratwurstfestival.com/

 

August 17-20, 2017 Lexington Blueberry Festival – Lexington, Ohio
Centered around family-friendly events and blueberries! Every year the festival adds more activities and entertainment for festival goers to enjoy. Every night includes noteworthy bands. Each day is full of rides, contests, business vendors, locally made crafts and a grand variety of blueberry foods. Festive parade, 5K Run, Highlander games, children’s blueberry games and fireworks on Saturday.

http://www.lexblueberryfest.com/

 

August 18-19, 2017 Burning River Fest – Cleveland, Ohio
Burning River Fest invites guests to discover Cleveland’s historic Coast Guard Station with live music, fresh food from local farms and eateries, chef demos, and plenty of GLBC beer, including Burning River Pale Ale, Oktoberfest, and a special, yet to be determined beer perfect for summer and the Burning River Fest. Festival goers can dance, eat, drink, and socialize while celebrating one of Cleveland’s most unique monuments.

http://burningriverfest.org/

 

August 18-19, 2017 Reynoldsburg Tomato Festival
Reynoldsburg, Ohio
Held in celebration of Reynoldsburg’s claim as “birthplace of the commercial tomato”. Festival-goers enjoy tomato displays and contests, consessions, arts and crafts exhibits, live musical entertainment, children’s activities, and the opportunity to meet the friendly people of Reynoldsburg. Attendance: 35,000.

http://www.reynoldsburgtomatofestival.org/

 

August 19, 2017 109th Swanton Corn Festival – Swanton, Ohio
The theme for 2017 will be “Rivals in the Corn – Who Ya Rootin’ For?”. Among the activities will be a parade, car show, corn hole tournament, and entertainment on Saturday night.

http://swantoncornfest.com/

 

August 19-20, 2017 36th Annual Fairborn Sweet Corn Festival
Fairborn, Ohio
The Fairborn Sweet Corn Festival features handmade arts and crafts. This is a family oriented alcohol-free event featuring children’s activities with free entertainment, parking, and activities. Many local and regional artisans offering handmade arts and crafts, and of course, Sweet Corn!

http://www.fairbornsweetcornfestival.org/index.html

Diabetes-Friendly Blueberry Recipes

August 9, 2017 at 5:11 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 Blueberry Recipes. If you are a fan of Blueberries, this one is for you! Delicious and Diabetic Friendly Blueberry recipes. Recipes like; Nectarine-Blueberry Crisp, Blueberry-Oat Muffins, and Blueberry Breakfast Scones. Find these and more all at the Diabetic Living Online website. http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

 

Diabetes-Friendly Blueberry Recipes

We look for any excuse to incorporate juicy, antioxidant-rich blueberries into our breakfasts, desserts, and snacks. Whether fresh or frozen, the tiny-but-mighty fruits are delicious tossed into your cereal or yogurt, blended into healthy smoothies, or baked into muffins, cakes, and bars. Here are our best diabetic recipes featuring one of the sweetest power foods: blueberries.

 

Nectarine-Blueberry Crisp

This nectarine and blueberry crumble is perfect for spring and summer, when both fruits are in season. One serving of the pistachio-topped treat contains only 166 calories…..

 

Blueberry-Oat Muffins

Who doesn’t love classic blueberry muffins? Our low-calorie version contains oats, making it an even more satisfying diabetic breakfast……

 

Blueberry Breakfast Scones

We gave these melt-in-your mouth scones sweet and tart flavor with blueberries and orange glaze. You won’t believe the café-worthy breakfast has only 171 calories per serving…….

 

* Click the link below to get all the Diabetes-Friendly Blueberry Recipes
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/diabetes-friendly-blueberry-recipes

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

August 9, 2017 at 5:07 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Kitchen Hint of the Day!

 

Buying Blueberries…….

 

When you buy fresh blueberries, look for berries that are firm, dry, plump and smooth-skinned, with a silvery surface bloom and no leaves or stems. Size isn’t an indicator of maturity but color is – berries should be deep purple-blue to blue-black.

Refrigerate fresh blueberries when you get them home, either in their original plastic pack or in a covered bowl or container. Be sure to wash your blueberries just before you start snacking, and eat them within 10 days of purchase.

* This is off the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council website
http://www.blueberrycouncil.org/blueberry-cooking-tips/buying-blueberries/

Diabetic Dish of the Week – Blueberry Almond Coffee Cake

February 28, 2017 at 6:06 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is a Blueberry Almond Coffee Cake. Breakfast made healthy with this Blueberry Almond Coffee Cake recipe. Splenda replaces the Sugar in the recipe, and contains Blueberries and Almonds. You can find this recipe at one of my favorite recipe websites – CooksRecipes. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

 

Blueberry Almond Coffee Cake

Friends and family will love waking up to this special breakfast treat.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder Cooksrecipes 2
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1/2 cup 2% reduced-fat milk
1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
1 egg white
3 tablespoons Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
3/4 cup sliced almonds

Cooking Directions:

1 – Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease an 8-inch square baking dish. Set aside.
2 – Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a small bowl. Set aside.
3 – Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Add 1 cup Splenda® Granulated Sweetener and flavorings; beat at medium speed until light and fluffy. Add whole eggs, one at a time, beating until blended after each addition. Add flour mixture to butter mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Fold in berries. Spoon mixture into prepared dish.
4 – Beat egg white with a fork; add 3 tablespoons Splenda® Granulated Sweetener, stirring until blended. Stir in almonds. Spoon mixture over batter.
5 – Bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack 10 minutes.
Makes 12 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/12 of recipe): Calories: 230; Calories from Fat: 120; Total Fat: 13g; Saturated Fat: 6g; Cholesterol: 55mg; Sodium: 210mg; Total Carbs: 21g; Dietary Fiber: 2g; Sugars: 1g; Protein: 6g.
http://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/blueberry_almond_coffee_cake_recipe.html

Dessert Pizza

October 20, 2016 at 5:39 AM | Posted in Jennie-O Turkey Products | 2 Comments
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From the Jennie – O website its , Dessert Pizza. Jennie – O is the home of Turkey Recipes but it also has a great selection of side dishes and desserts like the recipe I’m passing along to everyone now. So make sure you check out the Jennie – O site (https://www.jennieo.com/) for any of your recipe needs. Make the SWITCH!

 

 

Dessert Pizza

This berry-topped dessert is festive enough for July 4th or Memorial Day grilling, but easy enough for everyday.

INGREDIENTS

1 (8-ounce) package frozen puff pastry dough, thaweddessert-pizza
1 (8-ounce) container mascarpone cheese
3 tablespoons powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
⅛ teaspoon salt
1 cup sliced strawberries
½ cup fresh blueberries
DIRECTIONS

1) Heat oven to 400°F.
2) Place puff pastry on parchment paper lined baking sheet and cut each rectangle into 4 equal rectangles.
3) Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until lightly browned. Let stand 15 minutes or until completely cooled.
4) Stir together mascarpone cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla extract and salt until smooth. Divide cheese mixture evenly among 8 cooled pastries. Top evenly with fresh berries.

 

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATIONJennie O Make the Switch
PER SERVING
Calories300
Protein4g
Carbohydrates19g
Fiber1g
Sugars5g
Fat24g
Cholesterol35mg
Sodium125mg
Saturated Fat9g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/979-dessert-pizza

Ohio Festivals August 17th – 21st, 2016

August 16, 2016 at 8:56 AM | Posted in Festivals | Leave a comment
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August 18-20, 2016 Bucyrus Bratwurst Festival – Bucyrus, Ohio
Theme for 2016: ‘If You Mustache…Brattie is 49’ First celebrated in the summer of 1967, this is an annual three-day event that is always held on the full third weekend of August. There are all kinds of activities to keep all ages entertained.

http://www.bucyrusbratwurstfestival.com/

 
August 18-21, 2016 Lexington Blueberry Festival – Lexington, OhioOHIO 2
Centered around family-friendly events and blueberries! Every year the festival adds more activities and entertainment for festival goers to enjoy. Every night includes noteworthy bands. Each day is full of rides, contests, business vendors, locally made crafts and a grand variety of blueberry foods. Festive parade, 5K Run, Highlander games, children’s blueberry games and fireworks on Saturday.

http://www.lexblueberryfest.com/

 
August 19-20, 2016 Reynoldsburg Tomato Festival
Reynoldsburg, Ohio
Held in celebration of Reynoldsburg’s claim as “birthplace of the commercial tomato”. Festival-goers enjoy tomato displays and contests, consessions, arts and crafts exhibits, live musical entertainment, children’s activities, and the opportunity to meet the friendly people of Reynoldsburg. Attendance: 35,000.

http://www.reynoldsburgtomatofestival.org/

 
August 20-21, 2016 35th Annual Fairborn Sweet Corn Festival
Fairborn, Ohio
The Fairborn Sweet Corn Festival features handmade arts and crafts. This is a family oriented alcohol-free event featuring children’s activities with free entertainment, parking, and activities. Many local and regional artisans offering handmade arts and crafts, and of course, Sweet Corn!

http://www.fairbornsweetcornfestival.org/

Sweet & Savory Summer Berry Recipes

July 2, 2016 at 5:00 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website its Sweet & Savory Summer Berry Recipes. Delicious and healthy recipes that are all about the Summer Berries! Recipes for strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, and more! Find them all at the Diabetic Living Online website. http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

 

 

Sweet & Savory Summer Berry RecipesDiabetic living logo

Markets are filled with fresh summer berries. Add them to your grocery list, and then try these delicious, easy berry recipes to brighten your plate and get a pop of nutrition.

 

A Bounty of Berries

Not only are berries a bold and beautiful addition to your meals, they’re also bursting with nutritional value. For instance, pectin is a fiber found naturally in berries that can help reduce blood levels of total and LDL cholesterol. Eat a variety of different berries—strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, and more—to get the unique benefits that each offers.

 

 

Very Berry Grilled Pork Salad

Antioxidant-rich blackberries and raspberries dress up this summery grilled pork recipe. Drizzle with our homemade berry-basil salad dressing for a refreshing low-carb dinner with both sweet and savory notes…..

 
Strawberries

Now is the time to visit a you-pick strawberry patch to really appreciate this berry’s flavor. Fresh strawberries are available year-round, but the peak season spans April through October. One cup of fresh strawberries contains 46 calories and 11 grams of carbohydrate. One of the best food sources of vitamin C, strawberries provide 141 percent of the daily recommended amount in 1 cup….

 

 

* Click the link below to get all the Sweet & Savory Summer Berry Recipes
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/popular/sweet-savory-summer-berry-recipes

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