Buffalo 5oz. Petite Top Sirloin w/ Fried Okra and Cut Green Beans

January 25, 2020 at 6:41 PM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Buffalo 5oz. Petite Top Sirloin w/ Fried Okra and Cut Green Beans

 

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I just had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Light rain and snow showers out today, high of 37 degrees. After lunch I went to the post office, then by the bank to the ATM, and then stopped and got gas. Cleaned and straightened the fridge and pantry. Just trying to find stuff to do to stay busy. For Dinner tonight a Buffalo 5oz. Petite Top Sirloin w/ Fried Okra and Cut Green Beans.

 

 

 

 

I’ll be using the Wild Idea Buffalo Petite Top Sirloin Steak (5 oz.). To prepare the Steak; I rubbed the Steak with a 1 teaspoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Then seasoned it with McCormick’s Grinder Sea Salt and Black Peppercorn. As the Steak rested I preheated the oven on 400 degrees and heated up a small Cast Iron Skillet on medium heat. When the skillet was heated I added my Buffalo Sirloin, I cooked it 1 minute per side. Then moved the skillet to the oven and cooked it another 5 minutes to a beautiful Medium Rare! The Wild Idea Buffalo Steaks are just incredible. So tender and juicy and the best flavor of any Steak, Beef or Buffalo, I’ve ever had.

 

Well this is a first, I’m having Fried Okra. I’ve had Okra in Gumbo but never on its own, until tonight! Mom said it had been forever since she had some so I thought I would give it a try. I bought a package at Meijer. I found many recipes for it online. I combined a few of them and came up with this recipe for Fried Okra. I’ll be needing fresh Okra (cut into 1/4 or 1/2 inch slices), Cornmeal, Flour, Cayenne Pepper, Black Pepper, Sea Salt, Egg, Low Fat Buttermilk, and Extra Light Olive Oil. I’ll be preparing them in a small Dutch Oven. To prepare it; Heat about 2 inches of Olive Oil in a small Dutch Oven, to about 350 F. As the skillet was heating, using a pie pan, whisk together the Cornmeal, Flour, Cayenne, Black Pepper, and Salt. Then in another bowl, beat the egg into the buttermilk. Next I dipped the Okra slices in the Buttermilk, then the cornmeal mix, tossing to coat. Added the Okra slices to the hot oil and cooked until Golden Brown. After they turned Golden Brown I removed them to a paper towel lined plate, to drain on paper the towels, added a sprinkle of the Sea Salt and served. Well Okra has a new fan! I really enjoyed these and can’t wait to have them again!

 

I also opened up a can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans. I heated them up in a small sauce pan on medium heat. Stirred often until heated, then served.I also baked a slice of the New York Bakery Light Texas Toast. For Dessert/Snack later a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Snyder’s of Hanover Stick Pretzels along with a Sprite Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Wild Idea Buffalo – 5 oz. Petite Top Sirloin Steak

Famous for their flavor, these juicy steaks are perfect for the grill. The steaks are cut from the middle and upper part of the primal sirloin and their smaller size makes a great meal for one. 5 oz.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/collections/steaks/products/petite-top-sirloin-steaks

 

 

 

 

 

Okra sliced

Okra…………

Okra the Superfood. Okra looks like a ridged pepper, but actually belongs to the same plant family as hibiscus and cotton. … It is also a good source of potassium and calcium and is high in antioxidants, fiber, and vitamin C. The oil from okra is high in good fat (unsaturated) such as oleic and linoleic acids.
Okra is a nutritious food with many health benefits. It’s rich in magnesium, folate, fiber, antioxidants, and vitamin C, K1, and A. Okra may benefit pregnant women, heart health, and blood sugar control. It may even have anticancer properties.

Buttermilk Brined and Breaded Chicken Tenders w/ Baked Zesty Curly Fries

January 24, 2020 at 6:38 PM | Posted in chicken, Ore - Ida | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Buttermilk Brined and Breaded Chicken Tenders w/ Baked Zesty Curly Fries

 

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I made a Breakfast sandwich. I used a toasted Thomas Light English Muffin, al fresco Chicken Sausage Patty, and a 1/2 a slice of Kraft Deli Style Sharp Cheddar Cheese. I also had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Outside we had rain on and off all day and a high of 46 degrees. Not much going on today. About 6:00 this morning Phantom Pains started and lasted until about 3:00 this afternoon. So aggravating and not a thing I can do but wait them out until they stop. So not a lot going on today. For Dinner tonight Buttermilk Brined and Breaded Chicken Tenders w/ Baked Zesty Curly Fries.

 

I purchased a package of Meijer Chicken Breast Tenderloins. To prepare them I’ll need the Chicken Tenderloins, Salt, Pepper, Garlic Salt, Flour, Frank’s Red Hot Sauce, Buttermilk, Extra Light Olive Oil.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last night I opened up the package of Chicken Tenderloins. Trimmed them up a bit and then Seasoned them with the Salt and Pepper. I then got a cup and a half of Buttermilk and added Frank’s Red Hot sauce to it. I added quite a few shakes, you can add as much as you want according to your own taste. Mixed with a fork until all blended. I put the Chicken Tenders into a gallon sized Hefty Plastic Bag. Then I added the Buttermilk and Hot Sauce Mixture to the bag and sealed it. Put it in the fridge until ready to use. I also got 3/4 of a cup of Flour and put it in a plastic bowl. Added a couple of shakes of Garlic Salt to it and took a fork and mixed it together. Sealed with the lid and set aside until tomorrow.

 

To prepare them; I grabbed a large skillet. Sprayed a light coat of Pam Non Stick Cooking Spray on it and heated it on medium heat. After a couple of minutes of heating I added a couple of tablespoons of the Extra Light Olive Oil to it. As that was heating I got the bag with the Chicken Marinating in out of the fridge. I got the Chicken out of the bag and shook the excess Buttermilk off of them. Then rolled them in the Garlic Powder Seasoned Flour, making sure all the Tender was covered with Flour.

 

 

With the skillet heated I added the Chicken. I had to fry it in 2 batches so not too over crowd the skillet. I cooked them for 6 minutes and then turned them over and cooked them another 5 minutes, until done. I checked them with a meat thermometer and read 165 degrees.

 

 

 

Removed them from the skillet to a paper lined plate. It’s been sometime since I made Buttermilk/Hot Sauce Brined Chicken and it sure was good! Nice crust and seasoning, fried Tenders at their best! Served it with a side of Litehouse Lite Blue Cheese Dressing/Dip.

 

 

 

 

 

 

For a side I baked some Ore Ida Zesty Curly Fries. To prepare them I just baked them for about 20 minutes at 425 degrees. First time trying these, I think. Really enjoyed them, enjoyed the Seasoning but they did have a few more calories than the Crinkle Cut Fries. For Dessert later a bowl of Breyer’s Carb Smart Chocolate Ice Cream.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ore Ida Zesty Curly Fries

Ore-Ida Zesty Seasoned Curly Fries make it easy to enjoy delicious fries at home. Crispy, golden and perfectly seasoned, these Grade A curly fries are made from freshly peeled, American grown potatoes coated in zesty seasoning for a bold flavor. These gluten free seasoned fries offer a crispy outside with a fluffy inside for the perfect blend of textures to make your next family meal a success. Toss these frozen curly fries on a baking sheet to bake them in the oven according to package instructions for perfectly crispy results. An American classic with a zesty twist, these crispy fries are perfect for dipping. Serve up the traditional burger and fries, or get creative with zesty loaded fries topped with cheese and bacon. These oven bake fries come sealed in a 28 ounce bag to help lock in flavor. Your family deserves the highest quality because if it’s not Grade A, it’s not Ore-Ida!

* One 28 oz. bag of Ore-Ida Zesty Seasoned Curly Fries
* Ore-Ida Zesty Seasoned Curly Fries offer an easy side dish for your meals
* Made from US grown potatoes topped with a zesty seasoning for bold flavor
* Gluten free seasoned fries
* Classic curly fries are perfect for dipping in ketchup
* Enjoy with burgers, hot dogs and other family favorites
* Sealed in a bag for convenient storage in your freezer

Directions:
Instructions: Keep frozen. Cook thoroughly. Oven Bake: 1/2 Bag Instructions: Serves about 5. 1. Preheat oven to 450F. 2. Arrange frozen curly fries in a single layer on a 11″ x 17″ baking sheet. 3. Heat for 14-18 minutes, turning after 10 minutes. Cook to a golden color. 4. Season to taste. 3/4 Bag Instructions: Serves about 7. 1. Preheat oven to 450F. 2. Arrange frozen curly fries in a single layer on a 11″ x 17″ baking sheet. 3. Heat for 22-24 minutes, turning after 16 minutes. Cook to a golden color. 4. Season to taste. Deep Fry: Caution: Ice crystals on frozen foods can cause splattering when added to hot oil. Add product carefully. Tips for frying with oil: Always preheat oil uncovered. If oil splatters, cover immediately and reduce heat. When splattering stops, remove cover and return to cooking temperature. Be careful not to splatter or spill oil onto hot burner or range. 1. Preheat cooking oil in electric deep fryer to 375F. Fill deep fryer not more than half full of oil. 2. Fill fryer basket not more than half full of frozen French fries. Carefully lower basket into hot oil. 3. Fry 3-6 minutes. 4. Drain on paper towels. Season to taste. Do not overcook. Appliance temperatures may vary. Please consider the performance of your appliance when following these directions.

Safe Handling Instructions: Cook Thoroughly

Nutritional Info
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 3 oz (84g/about 1 1/4 cup)
Serving Per Container About 9
Amount Per Serving
Calories 150 Calories From Fat 80
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Trans Fat 0
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 390mg 16%
Total Carbohydrates 17g6%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Protein 1g 2%
https://www.oreida.com/product/00013120004551#id_pdpNutritionContainer

Blueberry Corn Muffins

January 15, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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These just sounded too good not to pass along, Blueberry Corn Muffins. These are made using All-Purpose Flour, Yellow Cornmeal, Baking Powder, Baking Soda, Salt, Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener, Unsalted Butter, Egg Substitute, Vanilla, Buttermilk, and Blueberries (frozen or fresh). The family will loves these! You can find this recipe at the CooksRecipes website which has a huge selection of recipes to please all tastes, diets, and cuisines so check it out today! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Blueberry Corn Muffins
Blueberry Corn MuffinsIt takes no time to whip up a batch of these tasty muffins for your family or friends.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/3 cup egg substitute
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup blueberries (frozen or fresh)

Cooking Directions:
1 – Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Spray a muffin pan with nonstick spray or line muffin cups with paper liners. Set aside.
2 – Blend dry ingredients together in a medium mixing bowl. Set aside.
3 – Blend butter in a large mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Add egg substitute slowly. Scrape sides and continue to mix until butter forms small lumps. Add vanilla and buttermilk. Mix well. Add dry ingredients in three batches. Mix well and scrape the sides of the bowl after each addition.
4 – Fold blueberries gently into batter. Scoop batter into prepared muffin cups, filling cups to the top.
5 – Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until done.
Makes 10 muffins.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1 muffin): Calories 210 | Calories from Fat 90 | Fat 10g (sat 6g) | Cholesterol 25mg | Sodium 280mg | Carbohydrates 26g | Fiber 2g | Sugars 2g | Protein 5g.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/blueberry_cornmeal_muffins_recipe.html

Chicken, Bacon, Vermont Cheddar Cheese, Honey Mustard and Lettuce Hoagie w/ Baked Fries

January 10, 2020 at 6:38 PM | Posted in Boar's Head, chicken, Ore - Ida | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Chicken, Bacon, Vermont Cheddar Cheese, Honey Mustard and Lettuce Hoagie w/ Baked Fries

 

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I made a Egg White Ham and Cheese Omelet. I used Egg Beater’s Egg Whites, Meijer Diced Ham,  and Sargento Off the Block Sharp Cheddar Cheese. I also toasted a slice of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread topped with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. I also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. It’s one rainy day out there today. Rain and 59 degrees out today. House cleaned today, ran the vacuum and dusted. Then straightened up the pantry. For Dinner tonight a Chicken, Bacon, Vermont Cheddar Cheese, Honey Mustard and Lettuce Hoagie w/ Baked Fries.

 

A Chicken, Bacon, Vermont Cheddar Cheese, Honey Mustard and Lettuce Hoagie sure sounded goods for Dinner tonight! I have seen a few on cooking shows recently and just thought it was time to have one. I’ll need a package of Thin Cut Chicken Breasts, Boar’s Head Vermont Cheddar, French’s Honey Mustard, Butter Lettuce, and a Meijer Perfection Wheat Mini Hoagie Bun.

 

 

 

 

I bought a package of Katie’s Best Thin Sliced Chicken Breasts at Meijer a day ago and I’ll be using those. To prepare them, this morning I removed a couple of them from the package and froze the remainder. I put the Chicken in a large Hefty Plastic Bag and added Buttermilk and Frank’s Hot sauce to bag. Squeezed the bag together making sure to fully cover both Chicken Breasts and sat the bag in the fridge to marinate until ready to use.

 

 

 

I turned the oven on to 400 degrees. Then to prepare the Chicken I first got a Cast Iron Skillet out. Added a 1 1/2 tablespoons of Extra Light Olive Oil to it and heated the skillet on medium heat. As the skillet was heating got the bag with Chicken marinating out of the fridge. Took the Chicken out of the bag and shook off the excess Buttermilk and Hot Sauce Marinade, I seasoned them with Salt and Pepper. I then put a couple of tablespoons of Flour, that I Seasoned with Paprika, a in pie pan and rolled the Chicken Breasts in the Flour, making sure both sides were covered with the Flour.

 

With the Cast Iron heated I added the Chicken Breasts. Cooked them 2 minutes a side and then finished them off in the oven. I flipped them over 1 more time and continued to cook them until I had a temperature reading of 165°F. As I removed them from the oven I added a slice of Boar’s Head Vermont Cheddar Cheese to them. The Chicken came out Golden Brown!

 

 

 

 

To make my Hoagie I’ll need Bacon, Vermont Cheddar Cheese (already added), Honey Mustard, Lettuce, and the Wheat Hoagie Buns. I used Smithfield Hickory Smoked Bacon that I had fried earlier this afternoon. I only needed about about 2 slices per Hoagie but as always when frying Bacon you have to double the amount you prepare because you end up eating half of what you fix!

 

 

 

 

So I split the Hoagie Buns in 1/2. On the bottom Bun I added the Honey Mustard putting a nice slathering across the Bun. I love that word slathering, it just sounds like something good is coming! So then I added the Lettuce, the Cheese topped Chicken Breast, the Bacon, and the top Bun. The Hoagie was delicious!

 

 

 

To go with Hoagie I baked some Ore Ida Crinkle Cut Fries, served with a side of Hunt’s Ketchup. For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Health Benefits of Chicken Breast
Chicken breast is an excellent source of low-fat protein. Protein helps your body to maintain muscle mass and also helps you to build muscle if you are participating in a strength program. Chicken breast is also a very good source of selenium, phosphorus, vitamin B6, and niacin.

Sunday’s Chicken Dinner Recipe – Louisiana Fried Chicken

October 13, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Sunday's Chicken Dinner | Leave a comment
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This week’s Sunday’s Chicken Dinner Recipe is – Louisiana Fried Chicken. What’s better than Fried Chicken for the Family Sunday Dinner! Kick up that Fried Chicken dinner with this week’s recipe of Louisiana Fried Chicken! Along with the Chicken Parts some of the ingredients you’ll be needing are; Buttermilk, Low Sodium Chicken Broth, Cornmeal, Peppers, Onion, and a variety of Spices. The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website which has one of the largest selections of recipes to please all tastes! Be sure to check it out soon! Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Louisiana Fried Chicken
Brining chicken in buttermilk tenderizes the chicken, enhances the flavor and reacts with the seasoned flour-cornmeal coating for an exceptionally crispy breading.

Recipe Ingredients:
2 1/2 pounds chicken parts, rinsed and patted dry
1 cup buttermilk
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup yellow cornmeal
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon celery salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon cayenne
1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
4 cups vegetable oil, for frying
Pepper Sauce: (optional)
1 tablespoon butter
1 1/4 cups no-salt or low-sodium chicken broth
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1/2 green pepper, finely chopped
1/2 red pepper, finely chopped
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
1/4 teaspoon salt

Cooking Directions:
1 – Place chicken in large, glass bowl or dish; pour buttermilk over it. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
2 – In medium bowl, whisk together flour, cornmeal, salt, celery salt, pepper, paprika and cayenne. Dredge chicken pieces in flour, two at a time, turning to coat all sides thoroughly. Set chicken on a rack and let sit for 30 minutes.
3 – In medium saucepan over medium heat, warm butter. Stir in onion, red pepper and green pepper. Stew peppers until soft, about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in flour and cayenne. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring often. Gradually stir in chicken broth. Bring sauce to simmer; reduce heat to low and let cook until thickened, about 5 minutes. Add salt; remove from heat and set aside until needed.
4 – In large, cast iron skillet add oil to fill 3/4-inch deep. Over medium-high heat, warm oil to 350°F ( 175°C) using kitchen thermometer to test oil temperature. Carefully place chicken, skin-side-down in oil. Reduce heat to medium and cook chicken for 15 minutes until nicely browned. Turn chicken and cook for additional 10 minutes, until internal temperature registers 180°F (85°C) on thermometer. Remove chicken and drain on paper towels. Cook remaining chicken in same manner until done.
5 – Before serving, reheat sauce and pass separately.

s 4 servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/chicken/louisiana_fried_chicken_recipe.html

Sunday’s Chicken Dinner Recipe – Oven-Fried Buttermilk Chicken

July 7, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Sunday's Chicken Dinner | Leave a comment
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This week’s Sunday’s Chicken Dinner Recipe is – Oven-Fried Buttermilk Chicken. Chicken Thighs, Buttermilk, Parmesan Cheese, and Seasonings make up this delicious dish! It’s from the CooksRecipes website which has a huge selection of recipes to please all tastes so check it out today. So Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Oven-Fried Buttermilk Chicken
Chicken thighs are dipped in buttermilk and dredged in an herb-seasoned Parmesan and wheat germ coating and baked until tender on the inside, crisp on the outside.

Recipe Ingredients:
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup wheat germ
1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
8 chicken thighs
3/4 cup buttermilk

Cooking Directions:
1 – Preheat oven to 325°F (160°C). Lightly grease baking sheet.
2 – Combine all ingredients except chicken and buttermilk in pie plate or shallow dish.
3 – Dip chicken in buttermilk, then roll in dry mixture and place on prepared baking sheet.
4 – Bake until juices run clear when chicken is pricked with a fork, about 50 minutes.

Makes 4 servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/chicken/oven-fried-buttermilk-chicken-recipe.html

Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Berry-Peachy Cobbler

June 6, 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 a Berry-Peachy Cobbler. Raspberries and Peaches make up this delicious and Diabetic Friendly Dessert. It’s from the Diabetes Self Management website. At the site 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! Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Berry-Peachy Cobbler
Ingredients
4 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons sugar, divided
3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, divided
1 1/4 pounds peaches, peeled and sliced or 1 package (16 ounces) frozen unsweetened sliced peaches, thawed and drained
2 cups fresh raspberries or 1 package (12 ounces) frozen unsweetened raspberries
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons cold margarine, cut into small pieces
1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk

Directions
1 – Preheat oven to 425°F. Spray eight ramekins or 11×7-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray; place ramekins in baking dish.

2 – Combine 2 tablespoons sugar and 2 tablespoons flour in large bowl. Add peaches, raspberries, and lemon peel; toss to coat. Divide fruit evenly among prepared ramekins. Bake 15 minutes or until fruit is bubbly around edges.

3 – Meanwhile, combine remaining 3/4 cup flour, 2 tablespoons sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in medium bowl. Cut in margarine with pastry blender or two knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in buttermilk just until dry ingredients are moistened.

4 – Remove ramekins from oven; top fruit with equal dollops of topping. Sprinkle topping with remaining 2 teaspoons sugar. Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until topping is lightly browned. Serve warm.

Yield: 8 servings.

Serving size: 1/8 of recipe.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 149 calories, Carbohydrates: 28 g, Protein: 3 g, Fat: 3 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 1 mg, Sodium: 195 mg, Fiber: 3 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/berry-peachy-cobbler/

Brown Sugar Strawberry Shortcakes

May 25, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | 1 Comment
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I came across a Delicious and Diabetic Friendly Dessert from the Diabetes Self Management, Brown Sugar Strawberry Shortcakes. Some of the ingredients you’ll need are; Strawberries, Sugar Substitute, Reduced Fat Baking Mix, Buttermilk, and more! You can find this recipe along with all the other Diabetic Friendly Recipes at the Diabetes Self Management website. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Brown Sugar Strawberry Shortcakes
Ingredients
2 cups fresh sliced strawberries
1/4 cup sugar substitute,* divided
2 cups reduced-fat biscuit baking mix
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/3 cup low-fat (1%) buttermilk
2 teaspoons margarine or butter, melted
2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
6 tablespoons reduced-fat whipped topping

Directions
1 – Preheat oven to 400°F. Spray baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.

2 – In medium bowl toss strawberries and 2 tablespoons sugar substitute. Set aside.

3 – In another medium bowl combine baking mix, remaining 2 tablespoons sugar substitute, and baking powder. Pour buttermilk over dry ingredients and stir gently with spoon until dough comes together. Remove dough from bowl, place on lightly floured surface, and pat into a 3/4- to 1-inch-thick circle.

4 – Cut dough into 6 portions. Round each piece into a circle and place on baking sheet. Brush with melted margarine and sprinkle 1 teaspoon brown sugar over each shortcake. Bake 12 to 15 minutes. Transfer to rack and let cool slightly.

5 – To assemble shortcakes: Split each shortcake in half. Place bottom half on dessert plates, cover with 1/3 cup berries, 1 tablespoon whipped topping and cake tops.

*This recipe was tested using sucralose-based sugar substitute.

Tip: Strawberries can be refrigerated, unwashed, for up to 3 days. Or, they may be frozen. To freeze strawberries, hull them and arrange them in a single layer on a jelly-roll pan. Place them in the freezer until they are frozen solid and then transfer them to storage containers. They will keep for up to 9 months.

Yield: 6 servings.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 190 calories, Carbohydrates: 37 g, Protein: 4 g, Fat: 5 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 1 mg, Sodium: 572 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/brown-sugar-strawberry-shortcakes/

One of America’s Favorites – Ranch Dressing

February 11, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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Homemade ranch dressing

Ranch dressing is a type of salad dressing made of some combination of buttermilk, salt, garlic, onion, mustard, herbs (commonly chives, parsley, and dill), and spices (commonly black pepper, paprika, and ground mustard seed), mixed into a sauce based on mayonnaise, or another oil emulsion. Sour cream and yogurt are sometimes used in addition to or as a substitute for buttermilk and mayonnaise. Ranch dressing has been the best-selling salad dressing in the United States since 1992, when it overtook Italian dressing. It is also popular in the US as a dip and flavoring for chips and other foods. In 2017, forty percent of Americans named ranch as their favorite dressing.

In the early 1950s, Steve Henson developed what is now known as ranch dressing while working as a plumbing contractor for three years in the remote Alaskan bush. In 1954, he and his wife Gayle opened Hidden Valley Ranch, a dude ranch at the former Sweetwater Ranch on San Marcos Pass in Santa Barbara County, California, where they served it to customers. It became popular, and they began selling it in packages for customers to take home, both as a finished product and as packets of seasoning to be mixed with mayonnaise and buttermilk. As demand grew, they incorporated Hidden Valley Ranch Food Products, Inc., and opened a factory to manufacture it in larger volumes, which they first distributed to supermarkets in the Southwest, and eventually, nationwide. In October 1972, the Hidden Valley Ranch brand was bought by Clorox for $8 million.

Kraft Foods and General Foods responded with similar dry seasoning packets labeled as “ranch style”. As a result, they were both sued for trademark infringement by the Waples-Platter Companies, the Texas-based manufacturer of Ranch Style Beans (now part of ConAgra Foods), even though Waples-Platter had declined to enter the salad dressing market itself out of fear that the tendency of such products to spoil rapidly would damage its brand. The case was tried before federal judge Eldon Brooks Mahon in Fort Worth, Texas, in 1976. Judge Mahon ruled in favor of Waples-Platter in a lengthy opinion which described the various “ranch style” and “ranch” products then available, of which many had been created to compete against Hidden Valley Ranch. Judge Mahon specifically noted that Hidden Valley Ranch and Waples-Platter had no dispute with each other (though he also noted that Hidden Valley Ranch was simultaneously suing General Foods in a separate federal case in California). The only issue before the Texas federal district court was that Waples-Platter was disputing the right of other manufacturers to compete against Hidden Valley Ranch by using the label “ranch style”.

Meanwhile, Clorox reformulated the Hidden Valley Ranch dressing several times to make it more convenient for consumers. The first change was to include buttermilk flavoring in the seasoning, meaning much less expensive regular milk could be used to mix the dressing instead. In 1983, Clorox developed a more popular non-refrigerated bottled formulation. As of 2002, Clorox subsidiary Hidden Valley Ranch Manufacturing LLC produces ranch packets and bottled dressings at two large factories, in Reno, Nevada, and Wheeling, Illinois.

During the 1980s, ranch became a common snack food flavor, starting with Cool Ranch Doritos in 1987, and Hidden Valley Ranch Wavy Lay’s in 1994.

During the 1990s, Hidden Valley had three kid-oriented variations of ranch dressing: pizza, nacho cheese, and taco flavors.

A mixed salad with German “Würziges Ranch-Dressing”

Ranch dressing is common in the United States as a dipping sauce for broccoli, carrots and celery as well as a dip for chips and “bar foods” such as french fries and chicken wings. It is also a common dipping sauce for fried foods such as fried mushrooms, fried zucchini, fried pickles, jalapeno poppers, onion rings, chicken fingers, and hushpuppies. In addition, ranch dressing is used on pizza, pickles, baked potatoes, wraps, tacos, pretzels, and hamburgers.

In Germany, Kühne produces a product labeled as Würziges Ranch-Dressing (literally “spicy ranch dressing”). It is based on the common recipe but contains additional tomatoes, red bell peppers, and red pepper. Its color is not white but looks like cocktail sauce.

Ranch dressing is produced by many manufacturers, including Hidden Valley, Ken’s, Kraft, Litehouse, Marie’s, Newman’s Own, and Wish-Bone.

 

Fried Thin Sliced Chicken Breast Cutlets w/ Loaded Baked Potato Casserole and Seasoned Pinto Beans

December 8, 2017 at 6:02 PM | Posted in chicken, Idahoan Potato Products, Margaret Holmes Products | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Thin Sliced Chicken Breast Cutlets w/ Loaded Baked Potato Casserole and Seasoned Pinto Beans

 

 

For Breakfast I made my favorite – Hash Browns, Ham, and Egg. I made some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns, Heated up some Kroger Diced Ham, fried an Egg Sunnyside Up, made a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. I made a bed of the Hashbrowns in a bow and sprinkled some Sargento Reduced Fat Sharp Cheddar Cheese. Next I put the Diced Ham over top the Hash Browns then put the Sunnyside Up Egg on to top it off. Out side it was 22 degrees this morning and for the day it was mostly sunny and 37 degrees. Went to Walmart after Breakfast. I needed to get some Christmas Candy Canes and Christmas Decorated Cupcakes for all the kids in the family. Then I dropped those off at my cousin’s house later on. Spent the rest of the day baking. I baked Mini Loaves of Pillsbury Pumpkin Cheesecake and Banana Quick Bread. Along with Mini Loaves of Pillsbury Sugar Free Chocolate Cake, also Sugar Free Chocolate Icing. And finally baked a pan of Pillsbury Sugar Free Chocolate Fudge Brownies. I kept the Brownies for here. I make Mini Loaves of Cakes for Christmas and pass them out to our neighbors. Love doing stuff like this! For Dinner tonight its Fried Thin Sliced Chicken Breast Cutlets w/ Loaded Baked Potato Casserole and Seasoned Pinto Beans.

 

I purchased a package of Simple Truth Chicken Breast Cutlets Thin Sliced at Kroger. I really love using all the Simple Truth items, especially their Chicken and Pork items. To prepare the Chicken Cutlets I’ll need; Morton’s Lite Salt, Ground Black Pepper, Litehouse Poultry Seasoning, Low Fat Buttermilk, Frank’s Hot Sauce, Flour, and Extra Light Olive Oil. Early this morning I poured a 1/2 of Low Fat Buttermilk into a plastic container. Then I added 5 or so shakes of the Frank’s Hot Sauce to the Buttermilk and mixed it together. Next I got my Chicken Cutlets out of the fridge and added the Chicken to the Buttermilk mixture. Sealed the container and put it in the fridge until ready to cook.

 

Okay, to prepare the Chicken I grabbed the container with the Chicken out of the fridge. I got a plate and I removed the Chicken from the Buttermilk mixture, shaking off the excess. Then seasoned them with Salt, Pepper, and Poultry Seasoning. Then rolled the Chicken in flour. I let the Chicken rest for 5 minutes. And as that was happening I got my skillet ready. Sprayed it with Pam Cooking Spray, added a tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil, and heated it on medium heat. When the skillet was heated I fried the Chicken. Fried them for 9 minutes and flipped them over and continued to cook them for another 10 minutes. I checked the Chicken with a thermometer and got a 169 degree reading, done. This Chicken turned out great! The Buttermilk/Hot Sauce brine gave the Chicken a fantastic flavor, excellent dish!

 

For a side dish I prepared a box of Idahoan Loaded Baked Potato Homestyle Casserole. Being a Potato Lover like I am, I really enjoy all the Idahoan Potato Products. I’ve made the Loaded Potato many times. To prepare it; Preheat the oven to 450°F. Combined the Potatoes and Sauce mix in a 1 1/2 quart baking dish. Stir in 1 1/2 cups boiling Water, 3/4 cup 2% Milk, and 1 1/2 Tbsp. Blue Bonnet Light Butter with whisk. Bake uncovered for 25 minutes or until the top is golden brown and potatoes are tender. Remove from oven and let stand a few minutes before serving. The sauce will thicken slightly as it cools. Such an easy way to get a delicious Potato Casserole!

 

 

I also heated up the Margaret Holmes Seasoned Pinto Beans that I leftover from the night before. Just put the leftovers in a small sauce pan and reheated it on medium low heat until heated through. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Coke Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

Simple Truth Chicken Breast Cutlets Thin Sliced
(4 6 Per Pack) (1 lb)
Nutrition Facts
Simple Truth – Chicken Breast Cutlets, Thinly Sliced
Servings: 4 oz.
Calories 120 Sodium 75 mg
Total Fat 1 g Potassium 0 mg
Saturated 0 g Total Carbs 0 g
Polyunsaturated 0 g Dietary Fiber 0 g
Monounsaturated 0 g Sugars 0 g
Trans 0 g Protein 26 g
Cholesterol 65 mg

 

 

 

Idahoan Loaded Baked Homestyle Casserole

There’s no better way to start a savory Loaded Baked® homestyle casserole than with world-famous Idaho® potatoes, which is why you’ll taste only 100% grown-in-Idaho potatoes in this rich, cheesy, bacony side. For family meals or for special occasions, this cheesy, delicious dish is sure to please.

Oven Directions

Best for Golden Browning

1 – PREHEAT oven to 450°F. COMBINE potatoes and sauce mix in 1 1/2 quart baking dish.
2 – STIR in 1 1/2 cups boiling water, 3/4 cup milk, and 1 1/2 Tbsp. margarine or butter with whisk.
3 – BAKE uncovered for 25 minutes or until top is golden brown and potatoes are tender (sauce will thicken slightly when cooling).
4 – Remove from oven and let stand a few minutes before serving.
BAKING NOTES: To prepare 2 casseroles at once, double all ingredients, increase baking dish size accordingly, and bake about 30 min. To bake potatoes and roast meat at the same time, bake at 375°F for about 45 min; 350°F for about 50 min; or 325°F for about 60 min.

Stove Top Directions

1 – HEAT potatoes and sauce mix, 1 1/2 cups hot water, 3/4 cup milk, and 1 1/2 Tbsp. margarine or butter to boil in 2-quart saucepan over high heat, stirring occasionally. Watch carefully to avoid boil over.
2 – REDUCE HEAT, then COVER and simmer 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until potatoes are tender and sauce reaches desired consistency (sauce will thicken slightly when cooling).
3 – Remove from heat and let stand a few minutes before serving.
Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving Unprepared Prepared
Calories 100 150
Calories from fat 10 50
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g* 2% 9%
Saturated Fat 0g 0% 8%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0% 2%
Sodium 640mg 27% 30%
Total Carbohydrates 22g 7% 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4% 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 2g
http://www.idahoan.com/products/retail/loaded-baked-homestyle-casserole/

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