Kitchen Hint of the Day!

October 14, 2017 at 5:40 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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What, use Buttermilk?…………

 

 

Thank you to Kim K. for passing this hint along………

 

When cake mix calls for water use buttermilk instead. It will make the lightest and best cakes. Plus it will give it that homemade taste.

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Halloween Treat Recipe – Chocolate Spider Web Cake

October 11, 2017 at 12:05 PM | Posted in CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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Today’s Halloween Treat is a Chocolate Spider Web Cake. It’s a Chocolate Cake with a Spider Web design on top. You can find this recipe along with other ghoulish recipes at the CooksRecipes website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

 

Chocolate Spider Web Cake

A spider web design puts a fun spin on chocolate cake, making it perfect for Halloween parties.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup HERSHEY’S Cocoa
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 large eggs
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
1 1/2 cups buttermilk or sour milk*
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

ONE-BOWL BUTTERCREAM FROSTING:
6 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
2 2/3 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup HERSHEY’S Cocoa
4 to 6 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

SPIDER WEB (recipe follows) or white decorating icing in tube or can

Cooking Directions:

1 – Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Thoroughly grease and flour two 9-inch round baking pans.
2 – Combine dry ingredients in large bowl; add eggs, shortening, buttermilk and vanilla. Beat on low-speed of mixer 1 minute, scraping bowl constantly. Beat on high-speed 3 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour batter into prepared pans.
3 – Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely.
4 – Frost with ONE-BOWL BUTTERCREAM FROSTING. Immediately pipe or drizzle SPIDER WEB in 4 or 5 concentric circles on top of cake. Using a knife or wooden pick, immediately draw 8 to 10 lines from center to edges of cake at regular intervals to form web. Garnish with a “spider”, using a caramel, licorice and other candies.
Makes 12 servings

*To sour milk: Use 4 1/2 teaspoons white vinegar plus milk to equal 1 1/2 cups.

FOR ONE-BOWL BUTTERCREAM FROSTING: Beat butter; add powdered sugar and cocoa alternately with milk, beating to spreading consistency. Stir in vanilla. Makes about 2 cups frosting.

SPIDER WEB: Place 1/2 cup HERSHEY’S Premier White Chips and 1/2 teaspoon shortening (do not use butter, margarine, spread or oil) in small heavy seal-top plastic bag. Microwave at HIGH (100%) 45 seconds. Squeeze gently. If necessary, microwave an additional 10 to 15 seconds; squeeze until chips are melted. Make small diagonal cut in one bottom corner of bag; squeeze mixture onto cake as directed.

http://www.cooksrecipes.com/hershey%27s_recipes/holiday_recipes/chocolate_spider_web_cake_recipe.html

Our Favorite Fall Recipes

September 22, 2017 at 5:26 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website its – Our Favorite Fall Recipes. Celebrate the Fall Season with these delicious and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. You’ll find recipes like; Pork Stew with Amaranth Biscuit Topper, Pork Stew with Amaranth Biscuit Topper, and Banana Split Cake Roll. Find these and much more all at the Diabetic Living Online website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

 

Our Favorite Fall Recipes
Fall is perfect for spending a little more time in the heart of the home — the kitchen –surrounded by friends and family. Here we feature our fall-issue recipes, including pizza, mac and cheese, and chili, plus dazzling birthday cakes and so much more to share with your loved ones. Enjoy!

 

Pork Stew with Amaranth Biscuit Topper
This hearty meal features amaranth biscuits as the topping for savory pork stew. Loaded with nutrients, this cozy dish will warm you up on a cool fall evening……..

 

Roasted Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
Bursting with vitamins A and C, this classic combo makes a healthy and delicious lunch or dinner. Make the soup ahead of time, and warm it up for an easy weeknight meal……..

 

Banana Split Cake Roll

This diabetic cake recipe is a hit with our calorie-conscious readers. One bite of our delicious dessert makeover and you’ll forget all about the ice cream parlor!…….

 

* Click the link below to get all the – Our Favorite Fall Recipes
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/our-favorite-fall-recipes

Cozy Fall Dessert Recipes

September 21, 2017 at 5:27 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website its Cozy Fall Dessert Recipes. Diabetic Friendly Fall Recipes like; Apple Crisp, Cherry Chocolate Bread Puddings, and Basic Crustless Pumpkin Pie. Find these and so many more all at the Diabetic Living Online website. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

 

Cozy Fall Dessert Recipes
The cozy flavors of fall — pumpkin, apple, peanut butter, and chocolate — make our sweet desserts perfect for the season. These comforting cobblers, cookies, pies, and cakes are even better served warm with love.

 

Apple Crisp
Take advantage of the season’s delicious fruit. There’s nothing like this old-fashioned apple dessert to top off a good home-cooked meal……

 

Cherry Chocolate Bread Puddings
Chocolate and cherries are delicious additions to basic bread pudding. And we’ve added another twist by using whole grain bread, which produces a heartier pudding. Serve warm and enjoy!……

 

Basic Crustless Pumpkin Pie
Cozy up with a slice of comfort. Start with this low-fat crustless recipe, then add an easy topper (or leave it plain!) to suit your taste…….

 

* Click the link below to get all the Cozy Fall Dessert Recipes
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/dessert/cozy-fall-dessert-recipes

Our Best Diabetic Cake Recipes

August 27, 2017 at 5:14 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website its – Our Best Diabetic Cake Recipes. Have your cake and eat it too with Diabetic Friendly Cake Recipes like; Red Velvet Cake Roll and Orange-Spiced Mini Brownie-Cakes. Find these recipes and so much more at the Diabetic Living Online website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

 

Our Best Diabetic Cake Recipes
Our favorite diabetic cake recipes are sure to please your sweet tooth and your blood sugar. We used sugar substitutes and light frostings to keep the diabetic desserts low in calories and carbs. Whether you prefer a rich chocolate cake, gorgeous berry cake, or moist coffee cake, we’ve got fresh, diabetes-friendly recipes that you can enjoy guilt-free!

 

Red Velvet Cake Roll
For a fun twist on the traditional red velvet cake, we filled our rolled version with light cream filling. The result: A low-calorie dessert that’s just as decadent as the original…..

 

Orange-Spiced Mini Brownie-Cakes
The citrus in this perfect combination of cake, brownies, and sweet cream sandwiches gives this chocolaty dessert a refreshing twist……..

 

* Click the link below to get all the – Our Best Diabetic Cake Recipes
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/dessert/our-best-diabetic-cake-recipes

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

August 15, 2017 at 5:03 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Baking Cakes……

 

If you put a cake into an oven that’s not hot enough, it will affect the way it rises. Fan ovens can dry a cake slightly so for a longer shelf-life use the conventional setting. And then you can have your cake and eat too!

Diabetic Frozen Dessert Recipes: Ice Cream, Sherbet, Frozen Pops and More

August 12, 2017 at 5:33 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website its Diabetic Frozen Dessert Recipes: Ice Cream, Sherbet, Frozen Pops and More. You know what they say” I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice-cream” You can find recipes for; Silky Chocolate Milkshakes, Raspberry-Mocha Ice Cream Brownie Cake, and Banana Split Ice Cream Pie. Find these and so much more at the Diabetic Living Online website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

 

Diabetic Frozen Dessert Recipes: Ice Cream, Sherbet, Frozen Pops and More

Frozen desserts are in high demand any time of year, and our collection of diabetic recipes will let you enjoy your favorites guilt-free. Whether you want ice cream, ice pops, sherbet, frozen yogurt, snow cones, or ice cream pie, our sweet frozen treats can’t be beat.

 

Silky Chocolate Milkshakes

Light, silken-style tofu is the unexpected ingredient that gives this diabetic milkshake its high-protein appeal. Choose light vanilla ice cream and unsweetened cocoa powder to help slim down the dessert…..

 

Raspberry-Mocha Ice Cream Brownie Cake

Love raspberries and chocolate? Part brownie and part ice cream, this diabetes-friendly recipe has all the flavor of a gourmet dessert with half the calories, carbs, and fat.

 

Banana Split Ice Cream Pie

With a few lightened tweaks, you can enjoy a slice of this ice cream pie and eat it, too. Of course, no banana split is complete without a dollop of whipped cream and a strawberry on top!…..

 

* Click the link below to get all the Diabetic Frozen Dessert Recipes: Ice Cream, Sherbet, Frozen Pops and More
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/dessert/ice-cream-sherbet-frozen-pop-recipes

Delicious Diabetes-Friendly Dessert Recipes

June 28, 2017 at 5:25 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website its Delicious Diabetes-Friendly Dessert Recipes. You have Diabetes, with these Diabetic Friendly recipes you can still have Dessert! Delicious recipes like; Double-Berry Pie Squares, Stovetop Peach-Blackberry Crisp with Oatmeal-Coconut Topping, and a Banana Brownie Skillet. Find these and more at the Diabetic Living Online website. Enjoy and eat Healthy! http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

 

Delicious Diabetes-Friendly Dessert Recipes

Having diabetes doesn’t mean you have to give up desserts. Try these diabetic sweet treats — full of flavor and absolutely delicious — that have been updated just for you…..

 

Double-Berry Pie Squares

A graham cracker crust is piled high with a strawberry-raspberry filling for a refreshing treat that requires no baking……

 

Stovetop Peach-Blackberry Crisp with Oatmeal-Coconut Topping

The crisp oatmeal topping provides a crunchy contrast to the luscious, warm fruit, plus you get a scoop of ice cream for a carb-worthy dessert the whole family will love……

 

Banana Brownie Skillet

This diabetes-friendly dessert combines all the flavors of a banana split in a brownie!….

 

* Click the link below to get all the Delicious Diabetes-Friendly Dessert Recipes
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/dessert/delicious-diabetes-friendly-dessert-recipes

Diabetic Dish of the Week – Diabetic Sunshine Orange Cake

May 30, 2017 at 5:37 AM | Posted in diabetes, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is a Diabetic Sunshine Orange Cake. Splenda replaces the sugar used for the recipe. It’s only 120 calories and 15 carbs. The recipe comes from the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. You’ll find a great selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes at the Diabetic Gourmet website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://diabeticgourmet.com/

 

 

Diabetic Sunshine Orange Cake
A carb-controlled dessert the whole family can enjoy.

Ingredients

1/3 cup margarine
1/4 cup brown sugar replacement (Sugar Twin Brown)
1 teaspoon sugar replacement (Splenda or Sugar Twin)
1 large egg
1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/3 cup raisins, or finely chopped fresh apple
1 teaspoon grated orange zest (peel)
2/3 cup unsweetened orange juice
Directions

1 – Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly coat an 8x8x2-inch baking pan with cooking spray.
2 – In a mixing bowl, combine margarine, sweeteners and egg. Beat on medium speed 2-3 minutes; scraping sides of bowl as necessary.
3 – In medium bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon. Stir in raisins or apples and orange zest. Add to first mixture, alternating with the orange juice, beginning and ending with the flour mixture.
4 – Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake 18-20 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool cake in pan on wire rack.

 
Nutritional Information (Per Serving)
Calories: 120
Protein: 2g
Sodium: 150 mg
Cholesterol: 25 mg
Fat: 6g
Carbohydrates: 15g
Exchanges: 1 Bread/Starch, 1 Fat
http://diabeticgourmet.com/recipes/html/328.shtml

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

May 23, 2017 at 5:31 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Thank you to Lori for passing this hint along…….

 
Didn’t know this one – If you are baking a cake and are an egg short, blend in a couple of tablespoons of mayonnaise.

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