“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Enchiladas American-Style

September 24, 2018 at 5:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is – Enchiladas American-Style. Flour Tortilla Enchiladas, filled with both Cheddar and Monterey Jack Cheese and chopped Onion, are baked in a simple Chili-seasoned Tomato Sauce. Bring on the Enchiladas! The recipe is off the CooksRecipes website which has a huge selection of recipes that will please all tastes, diets, and Cuisines. So check it out today! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Enchiladas American-Style
Flour tortilla enchiladas, filled with both cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese and chopped onion, are baked in a simple chili-seasoned tomato sauce.

Recipe Ingredients:
3 (8-ounce) cans tomato sauce
1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
1/4 teaspoons salt, or to taste
8 (7-inch) flour tortillas
1 cup (4 ounces) Wisconsin cheddar cheese
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Wisconsin Monterey Jack cheese
1 cup chopped onion

Cooking Directions:
1 – Simmer the tomato sauce, chili powder and salt together, stirring occasionally.
2 – In a separate dish, mix shredded cheeses and onion together.
3 – Dip tortillas, one at a time, in the sauce; place on baking pan. Put 3 or 4 tablespoons of the cheese-onion mixture on each tortilla. Roll and place folded side down; cover with remaining sauce.
4 – Bake in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for 10 minutes.

Makes 4 (2 enchilada) servings.

Cheese Appetizer Recipes

September 23, 2018 at 5:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its, Cheese Appetizer Recipes. If you’re a Cheese Lover like myself you are going to love these recipes! Delicious and Healthy recipes like; Creamy Cheese Fondue, Blackberry and Cream Cheese Cracker, and Turkey-Apple-Brie Sandwiches. Find these Cheesy Delights and more all at the EatingWell website. Plus you can subscribe to one of my favorite Cooking Magazines, the EatingWell Magazine. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Cheese Appetizer Recipes
Find healthy, delicious cheese appetizer recipes including goat cheese, tomato and mozzarella, and cream cheese appetizers. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Creamy Cheese Fondue
Green apples, broccoli florets and veggie sticks are the perfect dippers for this decadent cheese fondue……..

Blackberry and Cream Cheese Cracker
Fresh blackberries and light cream cheese make a pretty, sweet topping for a crispbread snack, especially with a little mint sprinkled on top. Besides being beautiful and delicious, blackberries are packed with antioxidants and vitamins……..

Turkey-Apple-Brie Sandwiches
Hollowed-out baguettes hold a satisfying combo of tart apples, creamy Brie and protein-rich, shredded turkey……….

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Seasoned Haddock w/ Creamy Cheddar Pasta

March 14, 2017 at 5:04 PM | Posted in fish, pasta | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Seasoned Haddock w/ Creamy Cheddar Pasta



To start this snowy morning off I toasted a couple of slices of Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread, Scrambled a couple of Eggs, fried 2 Jennie – O Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links, and made the daily morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. It started snowing late yesterday but the ground was to warm and it didn’t stick, at first. Eventually though it started sticking. We’ve had snow flurries on and off most of the day. It was 16 degrees this morning and we had a high of only 31. What happened to our early Spring! The cold looks as though it’s killed all the early flowers that had come out. The cold is here for a few days they say. Sure be glad for warmer weather! Dad is doing better. They thought he had shingles but it turned out to be a rash from an anti biotic they had given him. Not sure when he’s coming home. So for Dinner tonight I prepared a Seasoned Haddock w/ Creamy Cheddar Pasta.


I had purchased 2 Haddock fillets from Kroger a while back. I had rinsed both fillets and cut into smaller pieces. I ended up with 3 bags, I had one the day I purchased them and froze the other 2. So I grabbed one of the plastic bags and laid it in the fridge overnight to thaw. 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 all the pieces were well coated. Shook off the excess and pan fried them in Extra Virgin 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 Haddock it cooks up so nicely and I love the flavor and how meaty it is.



To go with my Seasoned Haddock I prepared a new dish, Bear Creek Creamy Cheddar Pasta Mix. I had tried the Bear Creek Potato Soup Mix and Creamy Chicken Pasta, which both were excellent! To prepare it; Grabbed a 2 quart sauce pan, added 4 cups of water. Heated to a rolling boil. Whisked in the Pasta and Sauce Mix. Brought the mixture back to a rolling boil. Reduced the heat to a medium boil and cooked for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.




Removed from the heat and let it sit for 8 minutes. The Sauce thickened up beautifully as it cooled. Another excellent product from Bear Creek. Really enjoy these all these Products! I seasoned the Pasta with just a little sea Salt and Ground Black Pepper. The Pasta and Haddock make a perfect pairing! For Dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Divine Triple Chocolate Ice Cream Bar.


Bear Creek Creamy Cheddar Pasta Mix

High in the heber valley of the wasatch mountains, bear creek country kitchen began with one goal in mind: deliver great hearty homestyle dishes that the whole family will enjoy. Using the same qualities that you find in our soups, bear creek now presents delicious pasta dishes with hearty pastas, quality cheeses and tasty vegetables, all in rich and flavorful sauces. Just add water and in minutes you can serve a delicious pasta dish that will satisfy every appetite in your family.


Hearty rotini pasta in a rich, creamy cheddar sauce. 4 one cup servings. Great taste! Just add water. Cooks in 12 minutes. High in the Heber Valley of the Wasatch Mountains, Bear Creek Country Kitchens began with one goal in mind: Deliver

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size1 CUP PREPARED
Servings Per Container 4.0
Amount Per Serving
Calories 360 Calories
Calories From Fat 80 Calories
% Daily Value
Total Fat 9.0 g 14.0
Saturated Fat 3.5 g 18
Trans Fat 0.50 g
Cholesterol 5 mg2
Sodium 890 mg 37
Total Carbohydrate 49.0 g 16.0
Dietary Fiber 1.00 g 4.00
Sugars 5 g
Protein 9.0 g

Healthy Bean Salad Recipes

May 31, 2016 at 4:53 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website its Healthy Bean Salad Recipes. Its all about the Beans with recipes including; Moroccan Kidney Bean and Chickpea Salad, Composed Bean Salad with Basil Vinaigrette, and many more! Find them all at the EatingWell website, enjoy! http://www.eatingwell.com/



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These recipes bring fresh flavors to this staple of the potluck circuit.
These healthy bean salad recipes bring fresh summery life to the summer-party staple—the bean salad. Perfectly suited for potlucks and summer barbecues, these easy recipes go way beyond the classic three-bean salad. Take one of these tasty variations with black beans, chickpeas, green beans, edamame and more to your next party, and you’ll be bringing home an empty dish.



White Bean Salad with Cheddar, Bacon & Walnuts
Roasted garlic adds rich flavor to the dressing, and red bell pepper adds color in this healthy bean salad recipe. Serve at your next potluck or as a savory side to grilled chicken, steak or salmon…..



Moroccan Kidney Bean & Chickpea Salad
The bold flavors of the lemon-cumin dressing in this healthy bean salad recipe make it a wonderful side dish to grilled beef and lamb, yet it’s also a stellar meatless main when served with whole-wheat couscous……

Composed Bean Salad with Basil Vinaigrette
Channel your inner food stylist while arranging the beans and vegetables for this show-stopping composed bean salad recipe. Serve at a potluck or for a beautiful salad at brunch alongside grilled chicken, scallops or fish……



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White Cheddar Chipotle Pasta and Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausage

May 8, 2016 at 4:56 PM | Posted in Butterball Smoked Turkey Sausage, Zatarain's | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: White Cheddar Chipotle Pasta and Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausage




Well Happy Mother’s Day to all the Moms out there and a special Happy Mother’s Day to my Mom, I love you so much!


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For Breakfast this morning it was toast and gravy. I toasted a couple of slices of Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread and I topped them with my favorite Gravy, Pioneer Peppered White Gravy! I’m having a problem with my right leg. It’s been giving me a lot of pain if I’m upon my walker or crutches. Aches like it did when I had my hip replaced 7 years ago. Hope that’s not it and nothing serious. Anyway Mom left about noon to go over to the rehab center to see Dad, who is not doing too good. Really worried about him. I stayed home today and caught up on some laundry for Mom and some house cleaning. Mom had dinner with Dad tonight so I was cooking for 1 tonight. I prepared some White Cheddar Chipotle Pasta and Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausage.



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I came across this while at Meijer a couple of weeks ago and just getting around to trying it, Zatarain’s White Cheddar Chipotle Pasta Dinner Mix. To make it I’ll need; 1 package Zatarain’s® White Cheddar Chipotle Pasta Dinner Mix, 1 package Butterball Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausages (cut into 1/2-inch slices), 2 cups 2% Milk, and 1 cup Water.





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To prepare it, cook the sausage in large skillet on medium heat for 5 minutes or until lightly browned; stirring occasionally. Drain fat from skillet. Stir in the milk, water and Pasta Dinner Mix. Bring to boil, stirring occasionally. Reduced the heat to low; covered and simmered 15 minutes (until pasta is tender), stirring occasionally. When done removed it from the heat. Let it stand 5 minutes. The sauce thickened upon standing. Just stir before serving.





Italian Loaf Bread
And it’s another winning dish from Zatarain’s! The White Cheddar Chipotle Pasta is fantastic. Nice and Cheesy with a hint of heat, and I added a few shakes of Frank’s Hot Sauce and a sprinkle of Kroger Private Selection Shredded 3 Cheese Blend. Excellent Pasta and Sausage Dish! I also had baked a loaf of Pillsbury Italian Loaf Bread. For dessert later a Healthy Choice Dark Fudge Swirl Frozen Greek Yogurt.



Zatarain’s White Cheddar Chipotle Pasta Dinner Mix

Made of savory white cheddar cheese with a chipotle kick, Zatarain’s White Cheddar Chipotle Pasta Dinner Mix infuses the authentic flavor of New Orleans with the fun of pasta. Add smoked sausage or ground beef of your choice, and bring more deliciousness to the table tonight.

Usage tips

Prep Time: 5 minutes Zatarain's White Cheddar Chipotle Pasta Dinner Mix
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Makes 5 (1-cup) servings.

1 package Zatarain’s® White Cheddar Chipotle Pasta Dinner Mix
1 package (14 to 16 oz.) smoked sausage, cut into 1/2-inch slices*
2 cups milk
1 cup water
1. COOK sausage in large skillet on medium heat for 5 minutes or until lightly browned; stirring occasionally. Drain fat from skillet.
2. STIR in milk, water and Pasta Dinner Mix. Bring to boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 12 to 15 minutes or until pasta is tender, stirring occasionally.
3. REMOVE from heat. Let stand 5 minutes. Sauce will thicken upon standing. Stir before serving.

*Substitute 1 pound ground beef for the sausage. Drain fat from skillet.

Chicken & Broccoli: Omit smoked sausage. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in large skillet on medium-high heat. Add 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch cubes. Continue as directed, adding 2 cups fresh broccoli florets after pasta mixture comes to boil in Step 2.

Sausage & Pepper: Omit smoked sausage. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in large skillet on medium-high heat. Add 1 medium red bell pepper, cut into thin strips, and 1/2 cup thinly sliced onion; cook and stir 3 minute or until tender-crisp. Remove from skillet. Brown 1 pound bulk Italian sausage in skillet. Drain fat. Continue as directed, stirring in vegetable mixture at the end of Step 2.

Product nutrition information
(Amount per serving)
Calories: 130
Cholesterol: <5mg
Sodium: 550mg
Sugar: 1g
Fat: 2g
Fiber: <1g
Carbohydrates: 22g


Low-Calorie Creamy Soup Recipes

December 22, 2015 at 5:57 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website it’s Low-Calorie Creamy Soup Recipes. Healthy Comfort Food Soups! Cream of Turkey & Wild Rice Soup, Cheddar-Ale Soup, and Cream of Mushroom & Barley Soup are just 3 of the delicious Soups you’ll find. You can find these Soups along with a huge selection of healthy and delicious recipes on the EatingWell website. http://www.eatingwell.com/



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Low-calorie recipes for pea soup, mushroom soup, potato soup and more creamy soups.
For a comforting and slimming dinner, warm up with a piping-hot bowl of one of these lightened-up creamy soup. To make our low-calorie pea soup recipes, potato soup recipes, cream of mushroom soup recipes, broccoli soup recipes and more creamy soup recipes healthier, we removed much of the butter and cream of classic versions to trim calories and fat. Enjoy a creamy bowl of one of our low-calorie soup recipes, chowder recipes or bisque recipes tonight for a healthy, filling dinner.



Cream of Turkey & Wild Rice Soup
This is a healthier twist on a classic creamy turkey and wild rice soup that hails from Minnesota. Serve with a crisp romaine salad and whole-grain bread……

Cheddar-Ale Soup
Our cheese- and beer-lover’s potato soup has only a fraction of the fat and sodium of a traditional recipe. We use low-fat milk and only a little oil and keep the flavor strong with zesty, sharp Cheddar cheese. Precooked diced potatoes, which you can get at many supermarkets, keep this recipe super speedy. Regular diced red potatoes also work—you’ll just need to increase the cooking time…..

Cream of Mushroom & Barley Soup
This sophisticated take on creamy mushroom soup is rich with earthy porcini mushrooms and has the added goodness of whole-grain barley…..



* Click the link below to get all the Low-Calorie Creamy Soup Recipes

Jennie – O Turkey Bacon Breakfast Bake

April 5, 2015 at 5:26 AM | Posted in Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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A Breakfast treat from the Jennie – O website, Enjoy! http://www.jennieo.com/
Turkey Bacon Breakfast Bake



Turkey Bacon Breakfast Bake
1 (8-ounce) can crescent roll dough
3 cups shredded frozen hash browns, thawed
3 cups egg substitute or 12 eggs
6 slices JENNIE-O® Turkey Bacon, cooked and chopped
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
Heat oven to 350°F. Cook turkey bacon as specified on the package; set aside. Spray 9×13-inch baking pan with cooking spray. Place crescent roll dough in bottom of pan, pinching seams together to seal.

Spread hash browns over dough. In mixing bowl, whisk eggs and pour over hash browns. Top with crumbled bacon. Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until set. Sprinkle cheese over top and return to oven until melted.


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Nutritional Information
Calories 140 Fat 5g
Protein 8g Cholesterol 5mg
Carbohydrates 18g Sodium 330mg
Fiber 1g Saturated Fat 2g
Sugars 1g



Grilled Ham and Swiss Sandwich w/ Chunky Baked Potato with Cheddar and Bacon Soup

December 16, 2013 at 6:20 PM | Posted in Ham, Sargento's Cheese, soup | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Grilled Ham and Swiss Sandwich w/ Chunky Baked Potato with Cheddar and Bacon Soup

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Another day and another 2″ of snow! We just get our driveway and walks clear and snows again, HO HO HO! They say by Thursday though it’s going to hit 50 degrees. Dropped of the food I had bought for the Free Food Store and that was about it for the day. I did get in an on-line Scrabble Tournament, love playing Scrabble! For dinner I kept it simple and a real comfort food meal. I prepared a Grilled Ham and Swiss Sandwich w/ Chunky Baked Potato with Cheddar and Bacon Soup.



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My cousin gave my Mom an Appleton Farms Smoked Ham-Shank Portion, which quite possibly be the best tasting Baked Ham we had ever tasted or prepared! Just an incredible taste and very moist and tender. This is one good Ham. My cousin and her family buy them all the time from Aldi, at 99 cents a lb. We’ll be buying our Hams there from now on. I sliced some Ham off for the Sandwich. I used Klosterman Wheat Bread and 2 slices of Sargento Ultra Thin Swiss Cheese. Put the Ham and Cheese on the Bread and got out the flat top griddle. I heated the griddle up putting a 1/2 tablespoon of I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter on it and then grilling my SandwicH, about 3 minutes each side till golden brown.



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For my Soup I used Campbell’s Chunky Baked Potato With Cheddar and Bacon Bits. I love thick Soups and this one works! It’s thick with nice chunks of Potato, it’s 200 calories and 20 net carbs per serving. As always the simplest meals are sometimes the best! For dessert later a Del Monte No Sugar Added Mango Chunk Cup.



Before the Turkey: 23 Thanksgiving Appetizer Recipes

November 16, 2013 at 9:02 AM | Posted in Delish, turkey | 1 Comment
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From the Delish web site its 23 Thanksgiving Appetizer Recipes! I’ve left the link to get them all at the bottom of the post.


Before the Turkey: 23 Thanksgiving Appetizer Recipes
Thanksgiving feast running late? No problem! Tide them over with these amazing Thanksgiving appetizer recipes like sweet onion dip, salmon mousse, or fried herbed almonds.

Looking for ideas for the main event? Try the Thanksgiving menu from Food & Wine or the ingenious make-ahead Thanksgiving menu from Real Simple.


Beet, Cheddar, and Apple Tarts

Thinly sliced beets add beautiful color to these small tarts, just the right size for appetizers. Use store-bought puff pastry for the rounds……


Herbed Hummus

This year, revamp party food with recipes that make it easy to have the gang over and allow you to enjoy time with them. Jazz up purchased hummus with a combination of fresh herbs that add bright flavor to this green dip……


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Comfort Food Recipes for Fall

November 10, 2013 at 10:06 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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The Fall foods and recipes keep coming! It’s Comfort Food Recipes for Fall from the Eating Well web site. The link for all the recipes is at the bottom of the post.



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Cozy up with these healthier comfort-food favorites.
When the temperature drops and the days get shorter, there’s nothing better than easy, delicious comfort food recipes for fall. Comfort foods are notoriously high in calories and saturated fat, but don’t despair—we’ve lightened your favorite recipes to make them a better choice for good health, while keeping the traditional flavors intact. Enjoy comforting baked macaroni & cheese recipes, creamy casserole recipes, easy soup recipes, cheesy lasagna recipes, hearty chili recipes and more healthy comfort food recipes for fall. Dig in and enjoy your favorite comfort foods, with all their great taste—and none of the guilt.

Loaded Baked Potato Soup
This healthy loaded baked potato soup recipe is inspired by the comforting flavor of fully loaded baked potatoes with bacon, Cheddar, sour cream and chives. To make a vegetarian version of this potato soup, omit the bacon and use “no-chicken” broth. Serve it with a green salad and crusty bread to clean up the bowl…..


Chicken Potpie with Biscuits
In this lightened-up recipe for chicken potpie, creamy chicken stew is topped with flaky biscuits for quintessential comfort food. Our recipe for chicken potpie takes advantage of convenient frozen mixed vegetables to keep it quick…..




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