Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – Dakota Tacos “Indian Tacos”

October 12, 2016 at 5:01 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | 4 Comments
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This week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week is Dakota Tacos “Indian Tacos”. It’s made using the delicious Wild Idea Ground Buffalo Meat. Also include are recipes for Fry Bread and a Zesty Sour Cream Dressing. You can find this recipe and purchase the Wild Idea Ground Buffalo Meat all on the Wild Idea Buffalo website! http://wildideabuffalo.com/



My secret ingredient in the preparation of the fry bread, is club soda, which makes the dough and bread lighter. I also use coconut oil, which has a good nutritional profile, and is great for deep frying. Be sure to fry at a high enough heat, 375° to limit oil absorption and to give the edges a nice crispiness. The slightly spicy, seasoned meat balances nicely with the creamy, Zesty Sour Cream Dressing.

Taco Ingredients:
1 – pound Wild Idea Ground Buffalo Meatdakota-tacos-indian-tacos
1 – small onion, chopped
1 – tablespoon olive oil
2 – teaspoons chili powder
2 – teaspoons cumin
1½ – teaspoons salt
1 – teaspoon black pepper
1 – teaspoon garlic powder
1 – teaspoon oregano
1 – teaspoon smoked paprika
½ – teaspoon coriander
2 – cups lettuce leaves, or chopped lettuce
1 – cup grated cheddar cheese
Zesty Sour Cream Dressing, recipe below


1) Measure all spice ingredients, and set aside.

2) In a sauté pan over medium high heat, heat the olive oil.

3) Add the chopped onion and crumble in the ground buffalo.

4) Sprinkle seasonings over the meat, and stir to incorporate, breaking up the meat into smaller pieces as you stir.

5) Cook until meat is browned, about 7 minutes. Cover, set aside, and re-heat when the fry bread is ready.

6) To assemble, place warm fry bread on plates, and top with the hot seasoned meat, lettuce, and cheese. Drizzle with the Zesty Sour Cream Dressing and enjoy!

Fry Bread *Recipe makes 4 fry bread servings, with 275 calories per each.
2 – cups unbleached organic flour, plus a half cup more for handling and rolling outdakota-tacos-indian-tacos2-fry-bread
2 – teaspoon baking soda
¼ – teaspoon salt
½ – cup 2% milk
½ cup club soda
3 – cups coconut oil

1) Mix flour, baking soda, and salt together in a bowl and sift to incorporate.

2) Add milk and soda and stir in until incorporated. The dough will be slightly sticky.

3) Flour hands and pat dough into a ball, place the dough on a floured surface and divide into 4 equal servings. Using floured hands press portions into a disk shape and roll out into about a six-inch diameter with a floured rolling pin.

4) In a 8 inch diameter saucepan, over medium high heat, heat coconut oil. Oil is at the right temperature when at 375°, or you can test by inserting a wooden spoon into the oil, the oil is ready if it bubbles up around the spoon.

5) Drop fry bread disk into oil carefully, one at a time, cooking about one minute each side or until golden. Place cooked fry breads on a paper bag or paper towels until ready to serve.

*Fry Bread is best served soon after cooking, or while still warm.

Zesty Sour Cream Dressing

¾ – cup sour cream
2 – tablespoons fresh squeezed lime juice
2 – tablespoons canned, roasted, peeled green chilies with juice, puréed
¼ – teaspoon cayenne pepper, optional or to taste
salt to taste
Preparation: Mix all ingredients together and whisk to incorporate. Store in refrigerator until needed.

Easy Turkey Nachos

August 27, 2016 at 5:03 AM | Posted in Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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Who doesn’t love Nachos! Next time you prepare them, make them healthier with this recipe for Easy Turkey Nachos. It’s made with JENNIE-O® Lean Taco Seasoned Ground Turkey, Whole Grain Tortilla Chips, Refried Beans, Cheddar Cheese, and Diced Tomatoes. Easy, Delicious and Healthy Nachos! You can find this recipe along with all the other Delicious and Healthy Recipes at the Jennie – O website. Make the Switch! https://www.jennieo.com/



Easy Turkey NachosEasy Turkey Nachos


½ cup JENNIE-O® Lean Taco Seasoned Ground Turkey
2 ounces whole grain tortilla chips
½ cup refried beans, heated according to package directions
½ ounce shredded Cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons diced tomatoes


1) Cook ground turkey as specified on the package. Always cook to well-done, 165ºF as measured by a meat thermometer.
2) On plate, layer tortilla chips, refried beans and turkey. Top with cheese and tomatoes.

* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

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It’s Nuts I tell you! – Cheese Log Recipe

July 28, 2016 at 5:00 AM | Posted in NUTS COM | Leave a comment
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From the Nuts.com website (https://nuts.com/), I’m passing along a Cheese Log recipe. This one is made with Pecan Meal, which can be purchased at the Nuts.com website. Below is the full recipe for the Cheese Log and also information on the Pecan Meal. Remember to check the https://nuts.com/ website for all kinds of delicious and healthy recipes along with a fantastic selection of healthy snacks, teas, nuts, and more! All items can be purchased in small amounts or Bulk, Enjoy!




Recipe Ingredients:
2-8 ounce packages Cream Cheese
1-12 ounce Sharp Cheddar Cheese (Creamy in dish)NUTS2 LOGO
1-2 ounce Jar Pimento, diced
2 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce (if desired)
1 tbsp Diced Onion
Pecan Meal
1 tbsp Diced Green Pepper
Parsley Flakes

Cooking Directions:
1. Combine above ingredients. Chill. Make into balls or logs and roll in pecan meal. Sprinkle with parsley flakes and refrigerate.



Pecan Meal
Pecan meal also known as pecan flour is perfect for cooking or baking. Substitute pecan meal for regular flour. It even makes a great coating for fish or poultry. You can purchase the Pecan Meal at the Nuts.com website in a small amount or a bulk amount, as all their products!

Pecans Packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, and milk products.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size 30g (~1.1 oz.)

Amount per serving
Calories 215
Calories from Fat 190
Total Fat 21g 33%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Sugars 1g
Protein 3gnuts products


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Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week – Italian Turkey Tots

July 22, 2016 at 4:52 AM | Posted in Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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This week’s Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week – Italian Turkey Tots. Combine JENNIE-O® Lean Italian Seasoned Ground Turkey with Tater Tots, add in some Marinara Sauce and some Shredded Cheddar Cheese and you are set to enjoy this week’s recipe! Besides being Delicious it’s Healthy also, only 290 calories and 11 carbs per serving! Another Winner from the Jennie – O website! https://www.jennieo.com/



Italian Turkey TotsItalian Turkey Tots


1 (16-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Lean Italian Seasoned Ground Turkey
8 ounces marinara sauce
2 ounces shredded Cheddar cheese
16 tater tots

Heat oven to 425°F.
1) Cook ground turkey as specified on package. Always cook turkey to well-done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer. Stir in marinara sauce.
2) In 8 x 8-inch baking dish, add turkey. Sprinkle with cheese. Arrange tater tots on top. Bake 20 to 30 minutes or until tater tots are brown.

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Best-Loved Zucchini Recipes

June 14, 2016 at 4:55 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website its the Best-Loved Zucchini Recipes, enjoy and eat healthy! http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/



Best-Loved Zucchini RecipesDiabetic living logo

Whether it’s the star of the show or a supporting player, zucchini shines. With its delicate taste and wealth of vitamins and potassium, it’s a versatile and valuable addition to any menu. We have gathered our favorite diabetic zucchini recipes that will have your taste buds shouting, “Bravo!” — all the way from breakfast to dessert.



Zucchini Pancakes

Low in fat and calories, these savory pancakes make a unique and delicious starter for any party. A dollop of light sour cream sprinkled with shredded zucchini gives this award-winning appetizer an elegant, festive finish……

Eggplant-Zucchini Parmesan

With just five ingredients, this low-fat, low-calorie recipe couldn’t be easier. Toss it all in the slow cooker in the morning, and you’ll come home that evening to a hot, hearty meal big enough to serve the whole family…..

Cheddar and Zucchini Frittata

This flavorful frittata is perfect for brunch with company or for a cozy night in. Parsley, fresh ground pepper, and green onions turn up the spice in this pretty, low-carb entree……



* Click the link below to get all the Best-Loved Zucchini Recipes

The Sunday Pizza – Harvest Cheddar Breakfast Pizza

October 4, 2015 at 5:32 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Sunday Pizza | Leave a comment
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For this week’s The Sunday Pizza Recipe it’s a Harvest Cheddar Breakfast Pizza. Pizza for Breakfast, it doesn’t get much better! Bacon, Ricotta Cheese, Apple Pie Filling, Pecans, and two types of Cheese make up this mouth watering Pizza! You can find this recipe on the CooksRecipes website, which is stocked full of all types of healthy and delicious recipes. http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Harvest Cheddar Breakfast PizzaCooksrecipes 2

Recipe Ingredients:

1 (15-ounce) package refrigerated pie crust
Cooking spray
1 cup ricotta cheese
6 slices bacon, cooked, drained and crumbled
1 1/4 cups apple pie filling
2 tablespoons brown sugar, packed
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 cup toasted pecans, coarsely chopped
1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded

Cooking Directions:

Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C).
1 – Allow crust to stand at room temperature 10 minutes. Unfold crust and place on a 12-inch vented pizza pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Prebake 5 minutes. Once cooled, spread ricotta cheese over the crust. Sprinkle bacon over the ricotta. Spoon the pie filling over bacon and spread evenly.
2 – In a bowl, combine brown sugar, cinnamon and pecans. Reserve 3 tablespoons. Sprinkle on top of the apple mixture. Top pizza with cheddar and mozzarella cheeses. Sprinkle with remaining 3 tablespoons of brown sugar mixture.
3 – Bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is melted. Let pizza cool slightly before cutting.
Makes 6 servings.


The Sunday Pizza – Three Cheese Pasta Pizza

August 30, 2015 at 5:29 AM | Posted in Sunday Pizza | Leave a comment
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Pasta, Pizza, and Mozzarella team up to make this week’s Sunday Pizza – Three Cheese Pasta Pizza. It’s from the CooksRecipes website which is home a fantastic selection of all recipes, check it out soon! http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Three Cheese Pasta Pizza

Three Cheese Pasta PizzaTwo popular foods, pasta and pizza, team up to create an irresistible combination.

Recipe Ingredients:Cooksrecipes 2

1/4 cup melted butter
2 cups bread crumbs
1/4 teaspoon each dried basil, dried oregano, dried parsley and garlic salt
2 tablespoons grated Wisconsin Parmesan cheese

Pasta Layer:
1/2 cup sour cream
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon each dried basil and dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1/2 cup grated Wisconsin Parmesan cheese
1 cup shredded Wisconsin Mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup shredded Wisconsin Cheddar cheese
2 cups cooked spaghetti pasta

1 (14.5-ounce) can pasta-style tomatoes, drained or 2 large fresh tomatoes, sliced
1 (3-ounce) package sliced pepperoni
1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
2 tablespoons each chopped green onions and red or green bell pepper (optional)
1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
1 cup shredded Wisconsin Mozzarella cheese


Cooking Directions:

1 – Mix crust ingredients in 11-inch deep dish pizza pan or a 12×8 inch baking dish at least 1 1/4 inches deep. Firmly press into bottom of dish, forming crust.
2 – Mix all ingredients for pasta layer.
3 – Arrange half of tomatoes and half of pepperoni on top of crust mixture. Top with pasta mixture. Top with mushrooms, onions and pepper. Cover with tomato sauce, remaining tomatoes, pepperoni and mozzarella cheese.
4 – Bake in a preheated oven at 375°F (190°C) for 30 to 40 minutes.
Makes 4 servings.

Tip: For more flavor, substitute asiago or Romano cheese for Parmesan cheese. Substitute provolone or Gruyère cheese for mozzarella and cheddar cheese in pasta layer for a stronger flavor.


Simple Truth Turkey Sausage Breakfast Sandwiches

July 18, 2015 at 5:39 AM | Posted in Simple Truth | Leave a comment
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Last week I tried a new Breakfast Sandwich that I found at Kroger, Simple Truth Turkey Sausage Breakfast Sandwiches. I’ve found a winner for Breakfast Sandwiches here! I’ve tried countless frozen Breakfast Sandwiches, Simple Truth Turkey Sausage Breakfast Sandwicheswithout much success of finding a good one until now.

They can be found in the Frozen Organic Section of Kroger. They come 2 to a box and contain 220 calories and 23 carbs (20 net carbs) per sandwich, not too bad at all for a Breakfast Sandwich. It’s a Turkey Sausage Breakfast Sandwich with Egg Whites and Cheddar Cheese on an English Muffin. All the ingredients are of nice size portions. To prepare it just remove on of the Breakfast Sandwiches from the box and remove the plastic wrapping. Wrap the Sandwich loosely in a paper towel and place it on a microwave usable plate. Then heat on high for 1 minute and 45 seconds, the time varies according to the microwave. I have to mine for 2 minutes.

The Sandwich comes out perfect! The English Muffin remains soft, and not hard like a lot of Breakfast Sandwiches. The Turkey Sausage, Egg White, and Cheddar Cheese Slice combine to make one delicious way to start your day. Easily prepared and no mess to clean up! If you get a chance give these a try, I love them!


Simple Truth Turkey Sausage Breakfast Sandwiches

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size:
Amount per Serving
Calories 220Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 3.5g18%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.5g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
Cholesterol 45mg15%
Sodium 510mg21%
Total Carbohydrates 23g8%
Dietary Fiber 3g12%
Sugars 1g
Protein 19g
Vitamin A 2% · Vitamin C
Calcium 10% · Iron 10%
Net Carbohydrates 20g
Starch 0g
Diabetes Carb Count 23g
* Daily value percentages are based on Standard 2,000 calorie diet


February 6, 2014 at 9:32 AM | Posted in cheese | 5 Comments
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Just another reminder for all the Cheese Lovers out there!


Experience the World of Cheese at the first ever Jungle Jim’s Big Cheese Festival!Big Cheese Fest
On February 8th, join us at the Oscar Event Center for an unparallelled selection of cheeses and more! No passport required as you travel to different regions and sample some of the finest cheeses we have to offer. In addition to a wide array of cheeses, there will also be meats, olives and other appetizers, as well as a fantastic range of beer and wine to complement it all. So come on out and join us for a fun event dedicated to cheese!


One of America’s Favorites – Cheese Sandwich

December 9, 2013 at 8:36 AM | Posted in cheese, One of America's Favorites | 4 Comments
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A grilled cheese sandwich with American cheese, served with tomato soup

A grilled cheese sandwich with American cheese, served with tomato soup

A cheese sandwich is a basic sandwich made generally with one or more varieties of cheese on any sort of bread. In addition to the cheese, it may also include condiments such as butter or mayonnaise. Cheese sandwiches can be uncooked, or heated so that the bread toasts and the cheese melts (a dish referred to as a grilled cheese sandwich, toasted cheese, cheese toastie or simply grilled cheese).
Cheese sandwiches with added meat (such as ham, bacon, turkey and other meats) are generally referred to by more specific names. If ham is included, for example, the result is a “ham and cheese sandwich”. Grilled cheese sandwiches are often served with soup in the United States.

Cooked bread and cheese is an ancient food, according to food historians, popular across the world in many cultures; evidence indicates that in the U.S., the modern version of the grilled cheese sandwich originated in the 1920s when inexpensive sliced bread and American cheese became easily available The cheese dream became popular during the Great Depression.
It was originally made as an open sandwich, but the top slice of bread became common by the 1960s. U.S. government cookbooks describe Navy cooks broiling “American cheese filling sandwiches” during World War II. Many versions of the grilled cheese sandwich can now be found on restaurant menus across the United States.

Uncooked cheese sandwiches simply require assembly of the cheese slices on the bread, along with any additions and condiments.
A grilled cheese sandwich is assembled and then heated until the bread crisps and the cheese melts, sometimes combined with an additional ingredient such as peppers, tomatoes or onions. Several different methods of heating the sandwich are used, depending on the region and personal preference. Common methods include being cooked on a griddle, grilled, fried in a pan or made in a panini grill or sandwich toaster (this method is more common in the United Kingdom where the sandwiches are normally called “toasted sandwiches” or “toasties”).
When making grilled cheese on an open griddle or pan, one side is cooked first, then the sandwich is flipped and cooked on the other side. The sandwich is finished when both sides are toasted and the cheese has melted. Butter, oil, or mayonnaise may first be spread on either the bread or the cooking surface in the case of butter and oil. An alternative technique is to toast or grill each half of the sandwich separately, then combine them. Another method sometimes referred as an “inside out” grilled cheese has an extra layer of cheese put on the outside of each side and cooked, causing the cheese to caramelize into a crispy outer layer.
When using butter best results are achieved at a medium heat. This prevents the milk solids in butter from burning and allows sufficient time for heat to thoroughly penetrate the sandwich and melt the cheese without burning the bread. A crispy golden-brown crust with a melted cheese center is a commonly preferred level of preparedness. Cooking times can vary depending on pan dimensions, ability to control the intensity of the heat source, bread type, cheese variety and overall thickness of pre-cooked sandwich.

A Grilled Cheese Basic Recipe and Web Links Grilled Cheese Recipes

Grilled Cheese Sandwich


4 slices white bread
3 tablespoons butter, divided
2 slices Cheddar cheese


* Preheat skillet over medium heat. Generously butter one side of a slice of bread. Place bread butter-side-down onto skillet bottom and add 1 slice of cheese. Butter a second slice of bread on one side and place butter-side-up on top of sandwich. Grill until lightly browned and flip over; continue grilling until cheese is melted. Repeat with remaining 2 slices of bread, butter and slice of cheese.

10 Greatest Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

50 Grilled Cheeses (Food Network)


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