Healthy Finger Food Recipes

January 17, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website its Healthy Finger Food Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Finger Food Recipeswith recipes including; Thai Chicken Wings with Peanut Sauce, Manchego-Stuffed Shishito Poppers, and Mini Sausage Stuffing Tarts. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Start your year off right and subscribe to the EatingWell Magazine, one of my favorite! Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Finger Food Recipes
Find healthy, nutritiious, finger food recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Thai Chicken Wings with Peanut Sauce
Chicken wings are great for game night and a perfect appetizer for a party, but don’t get stuck in the rut of always serving BBQ wings. Add variety to game nights with this easy slow-cooker recipe for Thai wings with peanut sauce—and BBQ wings may just become a thing of the past!…….

Manchego-Stuffed Shishito Poppers
We used shishito peppers in this recipe makeover of classic game-day jalapeño poppers. They’re typically mild, but 5 to 10 percent of them pack some heat, which makes eating them like a game of spicy roulette. Manchego is a sheep’s-milk cheese made in Spain that has a buttery texture. Look for it in your supermarket’s specialty-cheese section……………..

Mini Sausage Stuffing Tarts
These bite-size tarts turn traditional holiday stuffing into a clever appetizer, with an easy homemade crust and a quick sausage-mushroom filling. Prep the crust and filling in advance, then bake just before serving……..

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One of America’s Favorites – California-Style Pizza

January 7, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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Pizza topped with egg from the Chez Panisse cafe

California-style pizza (also known as California pizza or Gourmet pizza) is a style of single-serving pizza that combines New York and Italian thin crust with toppings from the California cuisine cooking style. Its invention is generally attributed to chef Ed LaDou, and Chez Panisse, in Berkeley, California. Wolfgang Puck, after meeting LaDou, popularized the style of pizza in the rest of the country. It is served in a number of California Cuisine restaurants. Such restaurant chains as California Pizza Kitchen, Extreme Pizza, and Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza are three major pizza franchises associated with California-style pizza.

California-style pizza was invented more or less simultaneously in 1980 by Ed LaDou (the “Prince of Pizza”), then working as pizza chef for Spectrum Foods’ Prego Restaurant in San Francisco’s Cow Hollow neighborhood, and by pizza chefs working for Alice Waters at the Chez Panisse cafe in Berkeley, California.

LaDou had learned pizza-making in the 1970s as a teenager at Frankie, Johnnie & Luigi Too, a traditional New York-style pizzeria in Mountain View, California. He made pizzas briefly at Ecco, an upscale restaurant at the Hyatt Hotel in Palo Alto, California, before starting at Prego. Although Prego specialized in classic, Italian-style thin crust pizzas, its chefs encouraged LaDou to experiment with prosciutto, goat cheese, and truffles in their wood-burning oven, and send his results to guests. At one table, to whom he served an off-menu invention involving mustard, ricotta, pâté and red pepper turned out to be chef Wolfgang Puck.

California-style pizza with greens, egg, bacon, and garden vegetables

By 1980, Alice Waters’ Chez Panisse and its head chef, Jeremiah Tower, had already invented California cuisine, a combination of French and Italian techniques and presentation with fresh local ingredient-focused flavors. Waters was a long-time fan of Tommasso’s Italian restaurant in San Francisco’s North Beach, which had installed the West Coast’s first wood-fired pizza oven when it opened in 1935. After traveling to Italy, Waters decided to make an open kitchen featuring a Tomasso’s-style pizza oven the focus of the new cafe she was opening above her main dining room. Although prepared in classic fashion, her chefs added exotic fine ingredients to their single-serving pizzas and calzones, such as goat cheese and duck sausage. Her cafe, and its pizzas in particular, were an instant success, attracting wide attention among food critics.

Wolfgang Puck, in 1980 and 1981, was preparing to open the restaurant that would make him famous, Spago, in West Hollywood, California. Initially conceived as a pizzeria, Spago’s was modeled after the upstairs cafe at Chez Panisse. He was so impressed with the pizza LaDou had made for him at Prego, he hired LaDou as head pizza chef. Under Puck’s guidance, LaDou developed more than 250 pizza concepts using ingredients such as scallops, roe, and baby zucchini flowers. Among their most famous invention was “Jewish pizza”, a pizza dough first cooked then topped with smoked salmon, crème fraîche, capers, and dill. Another innovation was using infused olive oil, baby vegetables, chili oil, and flavored dough.

In 1985 LaDou helped two inexperienced lawyer-restaurateurs, Richard L. Rosenfeld and Larry S. Flax, start a new restaurant concept, California Pizza Kitchen (also known as “CPK”). He brought them many of Spago’s recipes, which he had carefully saved. The new restaurant borrowed the concept of open kitchens centered around wood-burning pizza ovens from Spago, but instead of exotic gourmet ingredients it used innovative but simpler comfort food toppings. When the new restaurant’s chef quit less than a month before opening, LaDou quickly designed and cooked an entire menu, inventing the now-ubiquitous barbecue chicken pizza on the spot. LaDou also helped develop pizza menus for Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza and the Hard Rock Cafe.

Both Wolfgang Puck and California Pizza Kitchen were instrumental in turning California-style pizza from a gourmet food trend to a mass consumer food product. Based on the success of his pizzas and his status as a celebrity chef, Puck opened a series of restaurants, ranging from high end clones of Spago, to convenience chains for airports and mall food courts. California Pizza Kitchen grew to 200 outlets. Both introduced frozen pizzas, but after an early success Puck’s supermarket lines were overtaken by CPK’s, which are backed by Kraft foods.

 

Healthy Linguine Recipes

January 5, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Linguine Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Linguine Recipes like; Cheesy Vegetable Pasta Alfredo, Seafood Linguine, and Leek and Lemon Linguine. Find these Healthy and Delicious Pasta Recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Linguine Recipes
Find healthy, delicious linguine recipes including seafood, shrimp and clam sauce linguini. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Cheesy Vegetable Pasta Alfredo
This cheesy pasta recipe is made in a slow cooker but is relatively quick taking just 2½ hours from start-to-finish. It’s full of vegetables, whole-grain linguine and of course, lots of cheese!….

Seafood Linguine
This restaurant-worthy seafood pasta dish is a snap to make and an easy way to impress guests. We like the sweet taste and extra-saucy consistency of canned diced San Marzano tomatoes in sauces like this one. Marjoram pairs well with the seafood, but basil or even parsley works too. Serve with a Caesar salad………….

Leek and Lemon Linguine
This simple pasta recipe has bold lemony flavor. It’s nice with a salad for a light supper or serve it along with seared fish, shrimp or chicken. Vary it as you please—add a bit of crumbled goat cheese, chopped rinsed capers, shelled edamame or thin strips of yellow bell pepper………..

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Linguine Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/19255/ingredients/pasta-noodle/pasta-by-shape/linguine/

Healthy Chicken Thigh Recipes

January 2, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Chicken Thigh Recipes. Chicken Thighs are our favorite around here! So here’s some Delicious and Healthy Chicken Thigh Recipes. With recipes like; Slow-Cooker Butter Chicken, Italian-Herbed Chicken and Mozzarella Melts, and Chicken, Potato, and Gravy Bowls. You can find these recipes and much more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Chicken Thigh Recipes
Find healthy, delicious chicken thigh recipes including BBQ, baked and fried chicken thighs. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Slow-Cooker Butter Chicken
Browning the chicken and sautéing the aromatics before everything goes into the crock pot is key to building the flavors in our version of this popular curry…………

Italian-Herbed Chicken and Mozzarella Melts
Chicken thighs are slowly cooked with Italian-style sauce and herbs, then served on crusty bread slices with olives and two savory cheeses…………..

Chicken, Potato, and Gravy Bowls
Tender potatoes and flavorful chicken are topped with a delicious gravy in this meal-in-a bowl………..

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Chicken Thigh Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/19160/ingredients/meat-poultry/chicken/thighs/?page=2

Healthy Mexican Breakfast Recipes

January 1, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Mexican Breakfast Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Mexican Breakfast Recipes like; Mexican Potato Omelet, Huevos Rancheros Verdes, and Scrambled Egg Burritos with Black Bean Salsa. Find these recipe and many more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Mexican Breakfast Recipes
Find healthy, delicious Mexican breakfast recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Mexican Potato Omelet
Whip up this simple, tasty omelet on those nights when it seems the refrigerator is bare. Frozen hash browns are perfect for such occasions—just look for a brand with little or no fat. And while the cheese adds some fat, it also provides almost a third of your daily calcium needs……….

Huevos Rancheros Verdes
Huevos rancheros or “ranch eggs” is a classic Mexican dish that is great for a quick dinner. Traditionally, it’s made with a red tomato-based sauce. Here we use tart and tangy green salsa instead. Serve with: brown rice and slices of avocado……………

Scrambled Egg Burritos with Black Bean Salsa
This protein-packed Southwestern egg burrito recipe is always a hit, whether you’re serving it for breakfast, brunch, lunch or a casual dinner. The homemade black bean salsa recipe adds a special touch and takes just 10 minutes, but you can also use your favorite prepared salsa to make this faster………..

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Mexican Breakfast Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/19758/cuisines-regions/latin-american/mexican/breakfast/

Lasagna with Meat and Sauce w/ Texas Toast (Light)

December 31, 2018 at 6:18 PM | Posted in Lasagna, Stouffer's | 3 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Lasagna with Meat and Sauce w/ Texas Toast (Light)

 

 

To start this Monday morning off I prepared a packet of the Pioneer Peppered White Gravy. I also toasted a couple of slices of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread, heated up a couple of Jimmy Dean Turkey Sausage Patties, and had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Mom had the same for a change. After Breakfast I had to go pick up the Vacuum from the repair shop. Stopped by the ATM on the way back. Then after Lunch I took Mom over to Meijer, she was looking for a couple of items. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Stouffer’s Lasagna with Meat and Sauce w/ Texas Toast (Light).

 

 

 

 

 

I tried a bit of the Stouffer’s Lasagna with Meat and Sauce over Christmas and really liked it! So I had picked up a box of it at Kroger’s the day before and having it tonight. I purchased the Large Size, about 2 1/2 servings. I’m also baking a few slices of the New York Bakery Texas Toast – Lite.

 

 

 

 

 

 

To prepare it s very easy. It comes frozen and to prepare it; Preheat the oven to 350°F. Leave the film on tray, but do not vent. Place the tray on a baking sheet on the center rack of the oven. Cook 56 Minutes. Remove baking sheet from oven. Let stand 1 Minute and Dinner is ready. I really enjoy this Lasagna! Plenty of Sauce and Meat and the Noodles are good size and tender. One easy way to have a Lasagna Dinner! The Lasagna is 260 calories and 25 net carbs per serving.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I also baked a slice of New York Bakery Lite Texas Toast. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Coke Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stouffer’s Lasagna with Meat and Sauce
Large Size
Traditional lasagna noodles layered with an herb seasoned tomato and meat sauce and three kinds of natural cheese

Conventional Oven
1) Preheat to 350°F
2) Leave film on tray, do not vent.
3) Place tray on a baking sheet, center rack. Cook 56 Minutes.
4) Remove baking sheet from oven. Let stand 5 Minutes.

Cooking Tips
* Will be hot!
* Ensure product reaches an internal temperature of 160°F
* Directions developed using 1100 WATT microwave oven. Ovens vary, cooking time may need adjusting
* Do not prepare in toaster oven
* Do not reheat tray

Nutrition Facts:

Serving Size 3.00

Amount Per Serving:

Calories 260 | Calories from Fat 80 % Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.00g 13%
Saturated Fat 4.50g 23 %
Trans Fat 0.00g
Cholesterol 30.00mg 9 %
Sodium 690.00mg 29 %
Total Carbohydrate 28.00g 9 %
Dietary Fiber 3.00g 13 %
Sugars 6.00g
Protein 17.00g
THOUGHTFUL PORTIONTM
1 Portion = 1/2 of dish

Pair this portion with a side salad and a glass of low fat milk as part of a balanced diet.

New York Bakery Lite Texas Toast
With half the fat of our Garlic Texas Toast, New York Bakery® Lite Texas Toast has the same garlic taste with half the guilt.

Conventional Oven*

Pre-heat oven to 425°f.
* Place slices flat on baking sheet
* Bake 5 – 8 minutes on middle shelf of oven
* To brown on both sides, turn over and bake an additional 2 minutes
*Oven temperatures may vary
Box contains 8 slices.
http://www.nybakery.com/products/lite-texas-toast/

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

December 28, 2018 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Grab a wood cutting board………….

Here’s a great idea for appetizers at your next party. Top a big cutting board with three to five different cheeses. Add fresh grapes, fresh cut celery sticks, baguette slices, and crackers. Delicious appetizers that stand out on a cutting board!

Christmas Eve

December 24, 2018 at 7:04 PM | Posted in cooking, Food | 2 Comments
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Hi everyone and Merry Christmas! We are having a a Christmas Eve Party tonight and its all Appetizers and Sandwiches. Yesterday I went to Kroger and purchased Lunch Meat and Cheese to make Meat and Cheese Tray. Then I bought a loaf of Mini Cocktail Rye Bread and a Pork Tenderloin Roast. I’ll bake the Roast and slice it thin and lightly bake the Rye Bread and make Mini Pork Tenderloin Sandwiches, with Spicy Mustard and Horseradish Sauce on the side for toppings. Finally I bought a couple of Frozen Appetizers for the Kids that I’ll bake.

Merry Christmas all!

 

Healthy Soup Recipes

December 9, 2018 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Soup Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Soup Recipes including recipes like Southwestern Vegetable and Chicken Soup, Turkey and Bean Soup, and Vegan Gnocchi Soup. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Looking for a last minute Christmas Gift? Give a Gift that keeps on giving, a subscription to EatingWell Magazine! One of my favorites! Well Enjoy and Eat Healthy during this Holiday Season! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Soup Recipes
Find healthy, delicious soup recipes including chicken soup, chowder, gumbo and vegetable soup. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Southwestern Vegetable and Chicken Soup
Who wouldn’t want to eat their vegetables when they’re tucked into a fragrant broth with bits of tasty chicken and spiked with a shot of fresh lime and cilantro? This healthy chicken vegetable soup seems even richer with the smoky flavor from roasted poblano peppers and garlic. Serve this healthy chicken soup recipe with tortilla chips………..

Turkey and Bean Soup
Be creative with your holiday leftovers—there’s more to after-Thanksgiving eating than cold turkey sandwiches. This simple turkey soup is loaded with cannellini beans, which add protein and fiber without adding calories. Enjoy this soup any time of the year by making our Herb-Roasted Turkey & Vegetables (see associated recipe), which makes enough for a meal as well as this soup……….

Vegan Gnocchi Soup
This Italian-inspired vegetable-packed soup features flavorful herbs, mushrooms, kale and tomatoes. Shelf-stable potato gnocchi are vegan, but if you want to make this soup gluten-free or lower in carbs, try cauliflower gnocchi instead……….

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Healthy Macaroni and Cheese Recipes

December 6, 2018 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Macaroni and Cheese Recipes. Find some Comfort Food Healthy Macaroni and Cheese Recipes, with recipes like; Four-Cheese Macaroni and Cheese, Cheesy Chipotle-Cauliflower Mac, and Sweet Potato Mac and Cheese. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website! Looking for that gift that keeps on giving this Christmas? Give a gift subscription to the EatingWell Magazine, one of my favorite Cooking Magazines. Enjoy and Healthy in 2018!  http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Macaroni and Cheese Recipes
Find healthy, delicious macaroni and cheese recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Four-Cheese Macaroni and Cheese
The more cheese the merrier in this baked macaroni recipe, which also features butternut squash and whole-grain pasta…….

Cheesy Chipotle-Cauliflower Mac
You’ll barely notice the cauliflower in this comforting skillet pasta—it’s pureed and mixed into the creamy cheese sauce…………………

Sweet Potato Mac and Cheese
Fiber-rich sweet potato is used as the base for the cheese sauce in this healthy, homemade macaroni and cheese recipe. The bright orange color tricks your eyes into thinking this healthy macaroni and cheese recipe is loaded with cheese, but there’s actually only about half as much cheese as compared to a traditional recipe…………….

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Macaroni and Cheese Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/20698/ingredients/pasta-noodle/pasta-by-shape/macaroni/macaroni-and-cheese/

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