“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Chile Custard Squares

February 3, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is Chile Custard Squares. Start your day off with this week’s recipe of Chile Custard Squares. Made using Eggs, Flour, Baking Powder, Monterey Jack Cheese, Cottage Cheese, Ortega Diced Green Chiles, Butter, and Tortilla Chips. The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website where you’ll find a fantastic selection of recipes to please all tastes. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Chile Custard Squares
This tasty southwestern-style egg, chile and cheese casserole makes a great entrée for brunch or dinner.

Recipe Ingredients:
10 large eggs, beaten
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
4 cups shredded Monterey Jack or cheddar cheese
2 cups small curd cottage cheese
1 (7-ounce) can ORTEGA Diced Green Chiles
1/2 cup butter, melted
2 cups crushed tortilla chips

Cooking Directions:
1 – Preheat oven to 400°F (205°C).
2 – Combine eggs, flour and baking powder in medium bowl. Add butter, Monterey Jack cheese, cottage cheese and chiles and butter; stir well. Spoon into 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Top with tortilla chips.
3 – Bake for 15 minutes; reduce oven temperature to 350°F (175°C). Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until knife inserted near center comes out clean. Cut into squares.

Makes 12 servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/breakfast/chile_custard_squares_recipe.html

One of America’s Favorites – Apple Dumpling

January 20, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | 2 Comments
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An apple dumpling is a baked pastry-wrapped apple. To prepare apple dumplings, apples are peeled, cored and sometimes quartered and placed on a portion of dough. The hole from the core may be filled with cinnamon, butter and sugar and sometimes dried fruit such as raisins, sultanas, or currants. The dough is folded over the apples and sealed. Sometimes a spiced sauce is poured over the dumplings which are then baked until tender; the sugar and butter create a sweet sauce. Apple dumplings can be served hot, cold, or room temperature for breakfast, dessert, or as a main dish.

An apple dumpling served with vanilla ice cream

Boiled apple dumplings are among the earliest of fruit puddings. They were eaten “at all social levels”. In 1726 Nicholas Amhurst complained about apple dumplings at Oxford, saying “nothing can be expected from only rot-gut small beer, and heavy apple-dumplings, but stupidity, sleepiness, and indolence. “Two recipes for apple dumplings were published in Hannah Glasse’s 1747 cookbook. In 1749–1750, when botanist Pehr Kalm traveled from New Jersey to Quebec, he reported having apple dumplings at every meal. In 1754 English agriculturalist William Ellis called them one of the most common foods among farmers, along with bacon and pickled pork.

Apple dumplings are typically made by wrapping a pastry crust around a peeled, cored, and sometimes quartered apple, sometimes stuffing the hollow from the core with butter, sugar, sometimes dried fruits such as raisins, sultanas, or currants, and spices, sealing the pastry, and pouring a spiced sauce over the top before baking or, in the case of older recipes, boiling. The earliest recipes refer to boiling, as few homes had ovens, while many later recipes call for baking. Sauces typically call for sugar or brown sugar and butter boiled with water, sometimes with sliced lemons or spices such as cinnamon added for flavor.

Apple dumplings are served for breakfast or other meals, as sides, or as dessert. They are served hot, warm or at room temperature, sometimes with milk, cream, whipped cream, custard, or ice cream. Each dumpling is an individual serving.

Apple dumplings are a common food in the northeastern United States, especially around Pennsylvania, where they are considered a “cultural staple”. Food historians trace this type of apple dumpling back to Glasse’s book. A common recipe among the Pennsylvania Dutch, it is often eaten as a breakfast item or dessert. It is sometimes served with cream, whipped cream, or ice cream.

In the US, September 17 is National Apple Dumpling Day. Annual apple dumpling festivals are held in the towns of Atwood, Illinois, Stuart, Virginia, and Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania.

 

Fried Haddock w/ Roasted Petite Potatoes and Roasted Asparagus

January 16, 2020 at 6:36 PM | Posted in fish, potatoes, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Haddock w/ Roasted Petite Potatoes and Roasted Asparagus

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 36 degrees and partly cloudy outside today. After I had the Tea I headed to Meijer for a few items. Stopped by the Bank ATM and then by McDonald’s to pick up Breakfast for Mom. Back home did laundry and cleaned and straightened the Pantry. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Grilled Ham and Swiss on Sour Dough Bread w/ Baked Fries.

 

 

I was at Kroger the other morning and they had some great looking Haddock Fillets so I bought a couple. To prepare it I rinsed the fillets off in cold water and cut the fillet into 4 pieces. So to prepare them I seasoned them with just a bit of Sea Salt and put the pieces in a Hefty Zip Plastic Bag where I then added Zatarain’s Lemon Pepper Breading Mix. Shook until the pieces were well coated. Shook off the excess and pan fried them in Extra Light Olive Oil, frying them about 3 minutes per side until golden brown. Haddock and Zatarain’s Lemon Pepper Mix, the perfect combo. The Zatarain’s Breading and Seasonings are my favorites. I love this Haddock it cooks up so nice and easy and I love the flavor and how meaty it is.

 

For one side I prepared Roasted Petite Potatoes. Another item I came across at Kroger, a Baking Tin with Tri Colored Potatoes. 12 Petite Tri- Colored Potatoes that come in a ready to bake tin baking container. The Potatoes come with Butter, Salt, Pepper, and Parsley Flakes. So all I had to do was remove the lid and bake them at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Easy and delicious Potato side dish. I’ll buy more of these!

 

 

 

Then I also had Roasted Asparagus. I already had the oven heated for Potatoes at 400 degrees. As the Potatoes were finishing I added my Asparagus. To prepare the Asparagus I just needed Extra Light Olive Oil, McCormick Garlic Salt, McCormick Grinders of Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley. Rinse cleaned the Asparagus and cut the tough ends off of the Asparagus before Seasoning. Laid the Asparagus Spears out in a single layer on a foil lined baking sheet. First put some Extra Light Olive Oil across the Asparagus and then my Seasonings. Placed the pan in oven and cook for approximately 8 minutes. Topped it with a sprinkle of Kraft Reduced Fat Parmesan Cheese before serving. I also had a Buttered slice of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread. For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding.

 

 

 

 

 

Haddock
The haddock is a saltwater fish from the family Gadidae, the true cods, it is the only species in the monotypic genus Melanogrammus. – Wikipedia

Nutrition Facts
Haddock, cooked
Amount Per 1 fillet (150 g)
Calories 136
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.8 g 1%
Saturated fat 0.2 g 1%
Polyunsaturated fat 0.3 g
Monounsaturated fat 0.1 g
Trans fat 0 g
Cholesterol 99 mg 33%
Sodium 391 mg 16%
Potassium 527 mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 0 g 0%
Dietary fiber 0 g 0%
Sugar 0 g
Protein 30 g 60%

Herbed Corn on the Cob

December 31, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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I’ve got a Diabetic Friendly Side Dish to pass along for everyone, Herbed Corn on the Cob. All you’ll need to make this recipe is Medium Size Ears of Corn, Butter, Mixed Herbs (such as basil, oregano, sage and rosemary),Salt, and Black Pepper. This dish is only 86 calories and 12 net carbs per serving (1 Ear of Corn). The recipe comes from the Diabetes Self Management website where you’ll find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more so be sure to check it out soon. You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management website, one of my favorite Magazines. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. So Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Herbed Corn on the Cob

Ingredients
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
1 teaspoon mixed dried herbs (such as basil, oregano, sage and rosemary)
1/8 teaspoon salt
Black pepper
4 medium ears corn (6 to 7 ounces each), husks removed

Directions
1 – Combine butter, herbs, salt, and pepper in small microwavable bowl. Microwave on MEDIUM (50%) 30 to 45 seconds or until butter is melted.

2 – With pastry brush, coat corn with butter mixture. Place corn on microwavable plate; microwave on HIGH 5 to 6 minutes. Turn; microwave on HIGH 5 to 6 minutes or until tender.

Yield: 4 servings.

Serving size: 1 ear corn.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 86 calories, Carbohydrates: 14 g, Protein: 2 g, Fat: 4 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 8 mg, Sodium: 106 mg, Fiber: 2 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/sides/herbed-corn-cob/


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One of America’s Favorites – Pancakes

December 23, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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A stack of blueberry pancakes

A pancake (or hotcake, griddlecake, or flapjack, not to be confused with oat bar flapjacks) is a flat cake, often thin and round, prepared from a starch-based batter that may contain eggs, milk and butter and cooked on a hot surface such as a griddle or frying pan, often frying with oil or butter. Archaeological evidence suggests that pancakes were probably the earliest and most widespread cereal food eaten in prehistoric societies.

The pancake’s shape and structure varies worldwide. In England, pancakes are often unleavened and resemble a crêpe. In North America, a leavening agent is used (typically baking powder) creating a thick fluffy pancake. A crêpe is a thin Breton pancake of French origin cooked on one or both sides in a special pan or crepe maker to achieve a lacelike network of fine bubbles. A well-known variation originating from southeast Europe is a palačinke, a thin moist pancake fried on both sides and filled with jam, cheese cream, chocolate, or ground walnuts, but many other fillings—sweet or savoury—can also be used.

When potato is used as a major portion of the batter, the result is a potato pancake. Commercially prepared pancake mixes are available in some countries. When buttermilk is used in place of or in addition to milk, the pancake develops a tart flavor and becomes known as a buttermilk pancake, which is common in Scotland and the US. Buckwheat flour can be used in a pancake batter, making for a type of buckwheat pancake, a category that includes Blini, Kaletez, Ploye, and Memil-buchimgae.

Silver dollar pancakes

Pancakes may be served at any time of the day with a variety of toppings or fillings but in America they are typically considered a breakfast food. Pancakes serve a similar function to waffles. In Britain and the Commonwealth, they are associated with Shrove Tuesday, commonly known as “Pancake Day”, when, historically, perishable ingredients had to be used up before the fasting period of Lent.

American and Canadian pancakes (sometimes called hotcakes, griddlecakes, or flapjacks) are usually served at breakfast, in a stack of two or three, topped with real or artificial maple syrup and butter. They are often served with other items such as bacon, toast, eggs or sausage. Other popular topping alternatives include jam, peanut butter, nuts, fruit, honey, powdered sugar, whipped cream, cane syrup, cinnamon and sugar, and molasses. In addition, when a pancake is occasionally served as a dessert, toppings such as ice cream, chocolate syrup, and various fruits are often used.

The thick batter contains eggs, flour, milk, and a leavening agent such as baking powder. The batter can have ingredients such as buttermilk, blueberries, strawberries, bananas, apples, chocolate chips, cheese, or sugar added. Spices such as cinnamon, vanilla and nutmeg can also be used. Yogurt may be used to give the pancakes a relatively moist consistency. Pancakes may be ⅓ inch thick and about 4 inches in diameter.

In the US, Mexico and Canada, the franchised restaurant chain International House of Pancakes (IHOP) serves pancakes all day. The Original Pancake House is another chain of pancake restaurants across the US, and Walker Brothers is a series of pancake houses in the Chicago area that developed as a franchised spin-off of The Original Pancake House.

Pancakes and syrup at a pancake feed event

The popularity of pancakes in Australia has spawned the Pancake Parlour and Pancakes on the Rocks franchised restaurants. In British Columbia and Alberta, Canada, the restaurant chain De Dutch serves Dutch and Flemish-style pannenkoeken.

Pancakes are traditionally eaten on Shrove Tuesday, which is known as “Pancake Day” in Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, New Zealand, and Australia, and “Pancake Tuesday” in Ireland and Scotland. (Shrove Tuesday is better known in the United States, France, and other countries as Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday.) Historically, pancakes were made on Shrove Tuesday so that the last of the fat or lard was used up before Lent. No meat products should be eaten during Lent.

 

Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Bread Pudding Snacks

December 19, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dessert of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is Bread Pudding Snacks. Made using Reduced-Fat (2%) Milk, Egg Substitute, Sugar, Vanilla, Salt, Ground Nutmeg, Cinnamon-Raisin Bread, and Butter. Only 72 calories and 12 carbs per serving. You can find this recipe at the Diabetes Self Management website where you’ll also 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. I’ve left a link to subscribe to it at the end of the post. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Bread Pudding Snacks
These scrumptious treats deliver classic flavor without all the carbohydrate. This low-carb recipe is easy to prepare and yields 12 servings, making it a perfect dessert for a family get-together.

Ingredients
1 1/4 cups reduced-fat (2%) milk
1/2 cup cholesterol-free egg substitute
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg (optional)
4 cups 1/2-inch cinnamon or cinnamon-raisin bread cubes (about 6 bread slices)
1 tablespoon margarine or butter, melted

Directions
1 – Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 12 medium-size muffin cups with paper baking cups.

2 – Combine milk, egg substitute, sugar, vanilla, salt, and nutmeg, if desired, in medium bowl; mix well. Add bread; mix until well moistened. Let stand at room temperature 15 minutes.

3 – Spoon bread mixture evenly into prepared cups; drizzle evenly with margarine.

4 – Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until snacks are puffed and golden brown. Remove to wire rack to cool completely.

Note: Snacks will puff up in the oven and fall slightly upon cooling.

Yield: 12 servings.

Serving size: 1 snack cup.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 72 calories, Carbohydrates: 12 g, Protein: 2 g, Fat: 2 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 2 mg, Sodium: 93 mg, Fiber: 0 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/bread-pudding-snacks/

 

 


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