BUFFALO VS BISON

July 26, 2020 at 12:03 PM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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One question that we often receive is: “What is the difference between buffalo and bison?” Quite simply, both names refer to the same animal. Understandably, this has caused some confusion, but both terms are used interchangeably, and both are accepted.
For some background, the name buffalo is thought to have originated from European explorers who confused the animal they found in the New World with animals they were more familiar with – African or Asian Buffalo. As with the misnaming of Native Americans (Indians), the name stuck. Our National Mammal was only given the name bison after European scientists studied the skeletons years later. Today, the word buffalo is still often used for the American Bison. For example; Buffalo Gap National Grasslands, Buffalo Bill, the Buffalo Nickel, Buffalo Bills and Buffalo, South Dakota… etc.

There are two sub-species of American Bison (Bison bison). The first is the Plains Bison – originally found in huge numbers on the Great Plains. The second is the Wood Bison, which lived in smaller herds on the woody edges of the Great Plains and are now mostly found in the forests of Central Canada.

At Wild Idea Buffalo Company, we raise 100% Grass-Fed Buffalo (Bison bison) that roam much like their ancestors did on the Great Plains of South Dakota and long before the names got muddled.

Learn more about how we raise our buffalo (or “bison” if you prefer 😉) here.

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Kitchen Hint of the Day!

July 16, 2020 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Grilling Burgers……………………..

Once you place your burgers on the grill, the only time they should be touched is when you flip them over. I flip my burgers once and only once. The less you’re poking and prodding at the meat, the better chance you have of keeping all those flavorful juices trapped inside. Enjoy the Burgers!

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

July 8, 2020 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Widen that Burger…………………………….

When making burgers, always press the patties 1 inch wider than the diameter of your bun with the center being slightly thinner than the edges. As the meat cooks and the fat renders, the patties will shrink and pull to the center of the burger. If you compensate for this during patty construction, you’ll end up with perfectly uniform burger.

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

June 19, 2020 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Just flip the Burgers once…………………

Constant turning will toughen and dry out the meat, and if you flip too soon, burgers will stick. Cook two minutes per side for rare, three minutes for medium-rare, four minutes for medium, and five minutes for well-done.

Healthy Grilled Eggplant Recipes

June 16, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine it’s Healthy Grilled Eggplant Recipes. Bring on the Eggplant! Here’s some Delicious and Healthy Grilled Eggplant Recipes with recipes including Grilled Vegetable Ratatouille, Grilled Eggplant, and Open-Face Eggplant Parmesan Sandwiches. 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 2020! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Grilled Eggplant Recipes
Find healthy, delicious grilled eggplant recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Grilled Vegetable Ratatouille
This ratatouille dish is perfect for your bounty from the garden or farmers’ market. To keep the veggies from burning, watch them carefully while grilling. If necessary, move any that are cooking too quickly to a cooler spot on the grill……………………………….

Grilled Eggplant
Master this simple grilled eggplant recipe and you’ll have the foundation for all sorts of healthy summer dishes. Serve the eggplant slices as a side with grilled chicken, fish or meat; add grilled eggplant to a salad; stuff it into sandwiches; chop it and top pizza with it; stir it into pasta dishes or grain bowls–the possibilities are almost endless……………………………

Open-Face Eggplant Parmesan Sandwiches
This cheeseburger and eggplant Parm fusion recipe is a winning combination. Breaded eggplant slices are topped with marinara sauce, mozzarella cheese, and a delicious grilled lean beef burger–it’s American classic meets Italian restaurant favorite! To make it a complete meal, serve with spaghetti with a side of steamed vegetables…………………………………..

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Grilled Eggplant Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/20792/cooking-methods-styles/bbq-grilling/vegetables/eggplant/

Applewood Smoke Bacon and Sharp Cheddar Cheese Ground Chicken Burger w/ Baked Fries

May 16, 2020 at 6:27 PM | Posted in chicken, Healthy Life Whole Grain Breads, Ore - Ida | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Applewood Smoke Bacon and Sharp Cheddar Cheese Ground Chicken Burger w/ Baked Fries

 

 

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. After Breakfast I did a couple of loads of laundry. Cloudy, passing rain showers, and a high of 74 degrees out today. Well the Beauty Salons opened back up today and Mom made sure she had an appointment this morning at 10:00! After Lunch and in between thunderstorms I moved 3 bags of extra Dark Mulch over to my neighbor’s house. He’s older and not in great health so I was able to take them over using my Hoveround. Don’t know what I would do without my Hoveround. Being an amputee it is my legs! For Dinner tonight I prepared a Applewood Smoke Bacon and Sharp Cheddar Cheese Ground Chicken Burger w/ Baked Fries.

I had this Burger a couple of weeks ago and couldn’t wait to have another! I had purchased a package of Smart Ground Chicken from Meijer a while back and had it in the freezer. I already had divided the package into 4 equal parts to make 4 Chicken Burgers. So I set a package in the the fridge overnight to thaw. To make the Burger I’ll need; the Ground Chicken (1 lb. package), Litehouse Poultry Herb Seasoning, McCormick’s Grinders of Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, and Meijer Italian Style Bread Crumbs. For toppings I’m using Kraft Reduced Fat Mayo w/Olive Oil, Heinz 57 Sauce, John Morrell Applewood Smoked Bacon, and Kraft Deli Style Sharp Cheddar Cheese. Served it on a Healthy Life Wheat Hamburger Bun.

First thing I did was fry the Bacon. I’m using John Morrell Applewood Smoked Bacon. I rarely use John Morrell but you have to use what you can find in stock right now at the stores. John Morrell Bacon is great tasting Bacon, just don’t use it. So I grabbed a large skillet and sprayed it with Pam cooking Spray. Then heated it on medium heat. When the skillet was heated I added the Bacon. Mom loves Bacon so I just fried the whole package. Fried up great and was delicious! I set it aside until I needed it.

Next I made my Chicken Burger patties. To prepare them, in a large bowl, combine Chicken, Ground Cumin, Paprika, Garlic Powder, Dried Oregano, Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, and Italian Style Bread Crumbs. The Seasonings amount are to taste and 2 tablespoons of the Italian Style Bread Crumbs. Make a little depression with your thumb in the center of each burger so they cook evenly.

 

In a Skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Add burger patties and cook, flipping once, until golden and a thermometer inserted into the center registers 165°, 8 to 10 minutes. Top with Cheddar and cook until just started melting, 2 minutes. Remove from heat and transfer patties to a plate. Serve on the Buns and top with Mayo, Heinz 57 Sauce, and the Bacon. The Ground Chicken Burger is juicy, moist, and flavorful! I’ll have to start having a lot more often!

 

 

To go with the Chicken Burger I prepared Ore Ida Golden Crinkle Cut French 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 Heinz 57 Sauce. For Dessert/Snack later a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Snyder’s Waffle Pretzels with a Sprite Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Smart Ground Chicken
Ground chicken is a healthy start for any meal since one serving (100 grams, or about 3 ounces) meets one’s protein needs for a nutritious meal – plus it’s lower in calories and fat than many meat sources. Lean ground chicken is high in protein and offers less saturated fat than ground beef.

 

 

 

 

 

Ore Ida Golden Crinkles®

French fries with ridges.Ore Ida Golden Crinkles®
We’re proud to say that our Golden Crinkles® are America’s favorite fries!* What’s not to love? These oh-so-tasty crinkle cut fries are just plain fun, especially when they’re paired with a juicy hamburger or hot dog and dipped in Heinz® Ketchup

SERVING SIZE 84g
CALORIES 120
FAT 4 1/2g
SODIUM 290mg
CARBS 19g
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Applewood Smoke Bacon and Sharp Cheddar Cheese Ground Chicken Burger w/ Baked Fries

April 30, 2020 at 6:39 PM | Posted in chicken, Healthy Life Whole Grain Breads, Kraft Cheese, Ore - Ida | 4 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Applewood Smoke Bacon and Sharp Cheddar Cheese Ground Chicken Burger w/ Baked Fries

 

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I made a packet of Pioneer Peppered White Gravy, toasted 2 slices of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread, fried 2 Johnsonville Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links, and had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Good start to a rainy day! Cloudy, rain, and a high of 50 degrees. One day its a high near 80 degrees and 2 days later 49-50 degrees, good ole Ohio weather! Not much to do today. Just did a few things around the house and caught up on some reading. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Applewood Smoke Bacon and Sharp Cheddar Cheese Ground Chicken Burger w/ Baked Fries.

 

I had purchased a package of Smart Ground Chicken from Meijer a while back and had it in the freezer. I set the package in the the fridge overnight to thaw. To make the Burger I’ll need; the Ground Chicken (1 lb. package), Litehouse Poultry Herb Seasoning, McCormick’s Grinders of Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, and Meijer Italian Style Bread Crumbs. For toppings I’m using Kraft Reduced Fat Mayo w/Olive Oil, Heinz 57 Sauce, John Morrell Applewood Smoked Bacon, and Kraft Deli Style Sharp Cheddar Cheese. Served it on a Healthy Life Wheat Hamburger Bun.

 

First thing I did was fry the Bacon. I’m using John Morrell Applewood Smoked Bacon. I rarely use John Morrell but you have to use what you can find in stock right now at the stores. John Morrell Bacon is great tasting Bacon, just don’t use it. So I grabbed a large skillet and sprayed it with Pam cooking Spray. Then heated it on medium heat. When the skillet was heated I added the Bacon. Mom loves Bacon so I just fried the whole package. Fried up great and was delicious! I set it aside until I needed it.

 

Next I made my Chicken Burger patties. To prepare them, in a large bowl, combine Chicken, Ground Cumin, Paprika, Garlic Powder, Dried Oregano, Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, and Italian Style Bread Crumbs. The Seasonings amount are to taste and 2 tablespoons of the Italian Style Bread Crumbs. Make a little depression with your thumb in the center of each burger so they cook evenly. Divide the mixture into 4 patties.

 

 

In a Cast Iron Skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Add burger patties and cook, flipping once, until golden and a thermometer inserted into the center registers 165°, 8 to 10 minutes. Top with Cheddar and cook until just started melting, 2 minutes. Remove from heat and transfer patties to a plate. Serve on the Buns and top with Mayo, Heinz 57 Sauce, and the Bacon. The Ground Chicken Burger is juicy, moist, and flavorful! I’ll have to start having a lot more often!

 

 

To go with the Chicken Burger I prepared Ore Ida Golden Crinkle Cut French 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 Heinz 57 Sauce. For Dessert later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with a Diet Peach Snapple.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Smart Ground Chicken
Ground chicken is a healthy start for any meal since one serving (100 grams, or about 3 ounces) meets one’s protein needs for a nutritious meal – plus it’s lower in calories and fat than many meat sources. Lean ground chicken is high in protein and offers less saturated fat than ground beef.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ore Ida Golden Crinkles®

French fries with ridges.Ore Ida Golden Crinkles®
We’re proud to say that our Golden Crinkles® are America’s favorite fries!* What’s not to love? These oh-so-tasty crinkle cut fries are just plain fun, especially when they’re paired with a juicy hamburger or hot dog and dipped in Heinz® Ketchup

SERVING SIZE 84g
CALORIES 120
FAT 4 1/2g
SODIUM 290mg
CARBS 19g
https://www.oreida.com/Products/G/Golden-Crinkles#.Vfy2YN9Viko

One of America’s Favorites – Slugburger

March 23, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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A slugburger (originally Weeksburger) is a traditional Southern food found in the area of Northeast Mississippi, particularly Corinth, New Albany, Booneville, Iuka, Tishomingo, Burnsville, West

A slugburger with onion rings

Tennessee, and north Alabama, particularly Decatur, Hartselle, Athens, Moulton, and Cullman. Consisting of a patty made from a mixture of beef or pork and an inexpensive extender such as soybeans, it is deep fried in oil. It is typically served on a bun with mustard, pickles, onion, and in some places with a side of French fries or onion rings.

John Weeks brought his hamburger recipe from Chicago to Corinth in 1917. Weeks had his hamburger meat ground to specification by local butchers, which included potato flakes and flour. These small hamburgers were originally called Weeksburgers. Sometime before 1950, soy grits replaced the potato and flour and has remained the primary extender. According to town legend the term “slugburger” comes from the slang term for a metal disk the size of a nickel that would work in vending machines.

At one time, five of the Weeks brothers were selling Weeksburgers in the south end of Corinth. They were John, Dave, Cord, Bill, and Fate Weeks. Fate, the youngest brother, also had a dozen different hamburger stands that he ran. He started working for his oldest brother John in 1919. In 1947, he purchased an old trolley car for $100 and converted it into a cafe. During his career, Fate Weeks converted four trolley cars into hamburger joints. His last trolly was located in Booneville Mississippi. As of the fall of 2016, his son, Willie Weeks, was still selling Weeksburgers from a portable building cafe in Booneville.

Each year the citizens of Corinth as well as those who travel from miles around descend on the town to pay tribute to this local culinary specialty at the annual Slugburger Festival. The festival is held in downtown Corinth for three weekend evenings during July and run by Main Street Corinth. There is entertainment at Train Depot and a carnival by Trailhead Park plus the World Slugburger Eating Championship.

TripAdvisor.com considers the festival one of the “wackiest” Summer events along with The Great Texas Mosquito Festival, Michigan’s Humongous Fungus festival and the Hollerin’ Contest. As a part of the entertainment, the festival holds a singing contest, Slug Idol, featuring contestants from surrounding counties in Tennessee and Mississippi.

The Slugburger Festival was started in 1988. In 2012, the first World Slugburger Eating Championship was held at the Festival, and the winners have come exclusively from Northern California, as professional Major League Eating eaters have dominated. Matt Stonie from San Jose, California won the first three, the last of which in 2014 he set the world record with 43 slugburgers eaten in 10 minutes, beating out Joey Chestnut in the field of 11. In 2015, Chestnut made amends just days after the eight-time Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest was defeated there by Stonie, who did not compete in Mississippi, by taking Stonie’s crown in slugburgers with 33 eaten. He repeated the feat with 41 in 2016, after he had reclaimed the Nathan’s title days earlier.

 

Healthy Air Fryer Recipes SUNDAY

March 1, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | 1 Comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Air Fryer Recipes. Find Delicious and Healthy Air Fryer Recipes with recipes including Healthy Air Fryer Recipes, Air-Fryer Greek Turkey Burgers, and Air-Fryer Popcorn Shrimp. 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 2020! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Air Fryer Recipes
Cooking with an air fryer is a healthy alternative to deep-frying food. These healthy air-fryer recipes for chicken, shrimp, fish and more reduce calories and can help you meet your weight loss goals. Try our vegetarian air-fryer recipes for falafel and cheesy baked potatoes.

Air-Fryer Greek Turkey Burgers
Sharp raw garlic, fresh herbs and tangy feta cheese superbly flavor these turkey burgers. Since the patties are air-fried with very little oil, there’s room to add a bit of olive oil to the meat to keep the patties from drying out. Serve with air-fried zucchini fries…………………..

Air-Fryer Jalapeño Poppers
The perfect football-party food, classic jalapeño poppers get a crispy upgrade in an air fryer. Cream cheese tempers the just-right hint of heat from the pepper and Buffalo sauce. To save time, you can stuff the peppers ahead of the party and fry them just before serving………………..

Air-Fryer Popcorn Shrimp
These air-fried popcorn shrimp get crispy and crunchy with very little oil. The unique flavors are inspired by Mexican fare, with a smoky, spicy dipping sauce and full-flavored shrimp coating. Look for the smallest shrimp you can find so they will cook evenly…………………………….

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Air Fryer Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/23202/cooking-methods-styles/air-fryer/

Healthy Mushroom Recipes

February 19, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Mushroom Recipes. Find Delicious and Healthy Mushroom Recipes including these recipes Mushroom-Swiss Turkey Burgers, Creamy Mushroom, Chicken and Asparagus Bake, and Slow-Cooker Herb and Mushroom Braised Beef. 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 2020! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Mushroom Recipes
Find healthy, delicious mushroom recipes including sautéed, stuffed and low-calorie morel, portobello and shiitake mushrooms. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Mushroom-Swiss Turkey Burgers
In this gluten-free turkey burger recipe, lean ground turkey stands in for ground beef, and portobello mushrooms produce a juicy, flavorful alternative to the traditional bun. Melted Swiss cheese, sliced tomato and arugula top off this delicious low-carb dinner!………………………..

Creamy Mushroom, Chicken and Asparagus Bake
This comforting weeknight casserole recipe features plenty of mushrooms and asparagus combined with chicken and brown rice and a creamy Parmesan cheese sauce. Whip this up anytime you have leftover chicken or cooked brown rice to spare……………………………

Slow-Cooker Herb and Mushroom Braised Beef
With its comforting flavors contributed by savory meat, mushrooms, onions, carrots and fresh herbs, this slow-cooker braised beef is a wonderful supper on cold-weather days. Consider freezing it into portions for busy weeknight meals. You could also shred the meat and serve it on sandwiches…………………………………

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Mushroom Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/19307/ingredients/mushrooms/

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