Kitchen Hint of the Day!

August 11, 2021 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | 4 Comments
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Kicking up the potato salad…………

One easy hint to elevating your potato salad is to roast the potatoes instead of boiling them. This will make your potatoes crispy and add an interesting texture to the dish. Plus, by roasting your potatoes with seasonings like garlic salt, cayenne pepper, or onion powder, you’re locking in extra flavor. Let the Feast begin!

Baked Gourmet Crab Cakes and Perfectly Crisp Shrimp w/ Sweet Corn on the Cob

August 5, 2021 at 7:15 PM | Posted in Crab Cakes, seafood, shrimp | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Baked Gourmet Crab Cakes and Perfectly Crisp Shrimp w/ Sweet Corn on the Cob

 

Just a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea to start the day. 87 degrees and mostly sunny outside today. It was another busy day around the house. About 10:00 this morning I headed out to the Bank and then to pick up a friend of mine and we went out to Ross, Ohio to the Fresh Produce Stands. Just love it out there, everything green and beautiful! Both Markets were full of Produce. We picked up some Sweet Corn, Tomatoes, Green Beans, Peaches and another Jar of that Fresh Honey. Back home I gave them a hand finishing up our outdoor wooden deck. They got the bottom half painted and the ramp installed. They have to replace some of the boards and support beams on the upper deck. Finally getting it in shape! For Dinner tonight I prepared Baked Gourmet Crab Cakes and Perfectly Crisp Shrimp w/ Sweet Corn on the Cob.

 

Both the Signature by Robert Irvine Gourmet Crab Cakes and the Chicken of the Sea Perfectly Crisp Shrimp are new items I picked up at Meijer last week. Both items come frozen and baked both of them to prepare them. I’m running short on time so I’ll go into detail about both items next time I have them, and I will be having them again!

 

Both items baked up perfectly and were delicious. The Crab Cakes will make some great Crab Cake Sliders. The Shrimp was very good also, nice crunch to them with the breading and seasoning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I also boiled a couple of Ears of the Sweet Corn I purchased earlier at the Fresh Produce Markets. Tasted so fresh and good! For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Cherry Jello. Take Care all!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Signature by Robert Irvine Gourmet Crab Cakes
All natural.
Two pack.
Net wt 6 oz (0.375 lb) 170g.

Directions
Keep frozen.
Conventional oven:
Bake approx 15 minutes at 400F.

 

 

 

Chicken of the Sea Perfectly Crisp Shrimp
https://chickenofthesea.com/products/shrimp/

Appetizer of the Week – DEVILED EGGS WITH BACON and BARBECUE

July 31, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Appetizer of the Week, Appetizers, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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This week’s Appetizer of the Week is DEVILED EGGS WITH BACON and BARBECUE. To make this recipe you’ll be needing Hardboiled Eggs, Mayonnaise, BBQ Sauce, Smoked Paprika, Kosher Salt, Dijon Mustard, Chives, and JENNIE-O Turkey Bacon. The Deviled Eggs are 35 calories and 2 carbs per serving. So you can find this Diabetic Friendly recipe and more all at the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. You can also sign up to receive wonderful recipes, engaging articles, helpful and healthful tips, critically important news and more. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

DEVILED EGGS WITH BACON and BARBECUE
Ingredients

12 hardboiled eggs, peeled
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons barbecue sauce
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon chopped fresh chives
2 slices JENNIE-O Turkey Bacon, cooked and cut into 24 pieces
Garnish: chopped fresh chives, smoked paprika.

Directions

1 – Cut eggs in half lengthwise.
2 – Carefully remove yolks and place in medium bowl.
3 – Mash yolks with a fork.
4 – Stir in mayonnaise and barbecue sauce until smooth.
5 – Stir in paprika, salt, mustard and chives.
6 – Spoon mixture into egg white halves.
7 – Top with bacon pieces.
8 – Garnish with chives and paprika, if desired.
9 – Refrigerate until ready to serve.
NOTES:
Take a break from the ordinary with this bold, deviled egg appetizer. Barbecue sauce is mixed in and it’s topped with turkey bacon.

Recipe Yield: Makes 24 servings

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 35
Fat: 2 grams
Saturated Fat: 0.5 grams
Sodium: 120 milligrams
Cholesterol: 80 milligrams
Protein: 3 grams
Carbohydrates: 2 grams
Sugars: 1 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/deviled-eggs-with-bacon-and-barbecue

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

December 20, 2020 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Thank you Pattie M. for passing this hint along………

Take your pasta off the stove just a tinge before al dente. When you pour it into the colander, quickly pop the pot back below to catch the water. The steam will keep the noodles hot and stop them from sticking.

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Potato-Cauliflower Mash

April 6, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Diabetes Self Management, Meatless Monday | 1 Comment
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This week’s Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is a Potato-Cauliflower Mash. Made using Water, Yukon Gold Potatoes, Cauliflower Florets, Fat-Free Evaporated Milk, Trans-Fat-Free Margarine, Salt, and Black Pepper. 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 2020! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Potato-Cauliflower Mash
Adding cauliflower to this otherwise traditional mashed potato dish reduces the carbohydrate content — and ups the taste factor!

Ingredients
3 cups water
2 cups cubed unpeeled Yukon Gold potatoes (about 12 ounces)
10 ounces frozen cauliflower florets
1/4 cup fat-free evaporated milk
2 tablespoons trans-fat-free margarine
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Directions
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 1/2 cup

1 – Bring water to a boil in large saucepan. Add potatoes and cauliflower; return to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 10 minutes or until potatoes are tender.

2 – Drain vegetables; place in blender with evaporated milk, margarine, salt, and pepper. Blend until smooth, scraping side frequently.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 173 calories, Carbohydrates: 25 g, Protein: 4 g, Fat: 6 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 531 mg, Fiber: 3 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/sides/potato-cauliflower-mash/

 

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Diabetic Dish of the Week – Bulgur with Asparagus and Spring Herbs

March 31, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is – Bulgur with Asparagus and Spring Herbs. I’ve got one fantastic side dish for this week’s recipe, Bulgur with Asparagus and Spring Herbs. Made using Bulgur, Asparagus, Frozen Peas, Italian Parsley, Mint, Lemon Juice, Orange Juice, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and Salt and Pepper. 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 2020! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Bulgur with Asparagus and Spring Herbs
Bulgur is a whole grain that’s high in fiber and protein. It’s also a good source of iron, magnesium, and B vitamins…

Ingredients
2/3 cup uncooked bulgur
2 cups sliced asparagus (1-inch pieces)
1/2 cup frozen peas, thawed
2/3 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley
2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh mint
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon orange juice
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Directions
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 1 cup

1 – Prepare bulgur according to package directions, omitting any salt or fat. Drain well.

2 – Steam asparagus in steamer basket over boiling water 3 to 4 minutes or until bright green and crisp-tender. Cool under cold running water, drain well, and blot with paper towels.

3 – Combine bulgur, asparagus, peas, parsley, and mint in large bowl. Whisk lemon juice, orange juice, oil, salt, and pepper in small bowl. Pour over bulgur mixture; toss gently.

Note: Bulgur is a whole grain that’s high in fiber and protein. It’s also a good source of iron, magnesium, and B vitamins.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 148 calories, Carbohydrates: 25 g, Protein: 6 g, Fat: 4 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 98 mg, Fiber: 7 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/bulgur-with-asparagus-and-spring-herbs/

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Kitchen Hint of the Day!

March 28, 2020 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Boiling potatoes……………………………

You can boil potatoes ahead of time for use later as long as you cover and refrigerate them. They’ll last for up to three days in the fridge.

Kitchen Hint of the Week!

October 14, 2019 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | 2 Comments
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Constantly stir your pasta during the first minute of cooking……………..

When making Pasta – A large amount of the pasta’s starches starts to release during the first minute of boiling — meaning it’s the time when the pasta is most prone to sticking together. To prevent a sticky mess, constantly stir your pasta for the first minute, and after that you can ease up and stir it every 30 seconds or so.
https://www.buzzfeed.com/jesseszewczyk/pasta-cooking-tips

Kitchen Hint of the Day

October 2, 2019 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Salt the water………….

While salting your pasta water it probably won’t do much to shorten your cooking time, it will make your noodles a lot more enjoyable. Unsalted pasta is wildly bland, but just a hint of salt in the water can change that.

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

June 30, 2019 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Lots of water……………

When preparing Pasta -Pasta releases a lot of starch when cooking, so it’s important to use a large pot of water. If you were to cook pasta in a small pot of water, the starches would make the water thick and your pasta slimy. To prevent this, just use four quarts of water (aka a gallon) for every pound of pasta you use.

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