Kitchen Hint of the Day!

May 17, 2019 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Now that’s sharp…………

Use sharp cheeses in your cooking; you can use less and still retain flavor or experiment with using low-fat or fat-free cheeses.

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Healthy Quesadilla Recipes

May 15, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Quesadilla Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Quesadilla Recipes with recipes like; Buffalo Chicken Quesadillas, Black Bean Quesadillas, and Chicken Tinga Quesadillas. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. So Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Quesadilla Recipes
Find healthy, delicious quesadilla recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Buffalo Chicken Quesadillas
Shredded chicken is tossed with a creamy blue cheese-hot sauce dressing before being tucked into a whole-wheat tortilla in this healthy quesadilla recipe. Served with a quick carrot-and-celery slaw, this easy recipe is great for lunch or dinner but can also be cut into smaller wedges and served as an appetizer…………

Black Bean Quesadillas
In a hurry? These satisfying quesadillas take just 15 minutes to make. We like them with black beans, but pinto beans work well too. If you like a little heat, be sure to use pepper Jack cheese in the filling. Serve with: A little sour cream and a mixed green salad……………

Chicken Tinga Quesadillas
The key to this delicious quesadilla recipe is the zippy make-ahead chicken that’s stewed with charred tomatoes and smoky chile powder, though canned tomatoes (especially the fire-roasted kind) and chipotles in adobo will do in a pinch. The spice level is up to you, so feel free to season to taste with chipotle………..

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One of America’s Favorites – Tortilla Chips

April 29, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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A plate of tortilla chips with salsa and guacamole

A tortilla chip is a snack food made from corn tortillas, which are cut into wedges and then fried—or baked (alternatively they may be discs pressed out of corn masa then fried or baked). Corn tortillas are made of corn, vegetable oil, salt and water. Although first mass-produced in Los Angeles in the late 1940s, tortilla chips were always considered to be a Mexican food, known as totopos and tostadas. Though usually made of yellow corn, they can also be made of white, blue, or red corn. Some manufacturers include many other ingredients including wheat, sugar, food coloring, and monosodium glutamate.

The triangle-shaped tortilla chip was popularized by Rebecca Webb Carranza in the 1940s as a way to make use of misshapen tortillas rejected from the automated tortilla manufacturing machine that she and her husband used at their Mexican delicatessen and tortilla factory in southwest Los Angeles. Carranza found that the discarded tortillas, cut into triangles and fried, were a popular snack, and she sold them for a dime a bag at the El Zarape Tortilla Factory. In 1994, Carranza received the Golden Tortilla award for her contribution to the Mexican food industry.

Tortilla chips are the quintessential and often complimentary appetizer in Tex-Mex and Mexican restaurants in the U.S. and elsewhere. Their popularity outside of California saw a steady rise in the late 1970s when they began to compete with corn chips, the dipping chip of choice during the first three-quarters of the 20th century. They are typically served with a dip, such as salsa, chile con queso, or guacamole. When not served with a dip, the chips are often seasoned with herbs and spices. Although they are now available worldwide, the United States is one of the main markets for tortilla chips. Commercial brand names for tortilla chips include Phileas Fogg snacks, Tostitos, Doritos, and Don Tacos (in Japan).

A more elaborate dish utilizing tortilla chips is nachos. First created circa 1943 by Ignacio “Nacho” Anaya, nachos are tortilla chips served with melted or shredded cheese, although often other toppings are added or substituted, such as meat, salsa (such as pico de gallo), refried beans, guacamole, sour cream, diced onions, olives, and pickled jalapeños. More elaborate nachos are often baked for a short period of time to warm the tortillas and melt shredded cheese.

A similar fried corn snack is the corn chip, which is not made from a tortilla, but from corn meal which has been processed into a particular shape, typically a small scoop. Fritos are an example of this. The principal difference between the corn in tortilla and corn chips is that the corn in a tortilla chip has undergone a process known as nixtamalization, which involves processing the raw corn with quicklime. Both tortilla and corn chips are referred to as “corn chips” in Australia and Oceania.

 

Kitchen Closed – It’s Pizza Tonight from Domino’s

April 26, 2019 at 6:38 PM | Posted in pizza | 1 Comment
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Today’s Menu: Kitchen Closed – It’s Pizza Tonight from Domino’s

 

 

Toasted a couple of Eggo Nutri Grain Waffles and had a cup Bigelow Decaf Tea for Breakfast this morning. Lot of rain overnight into the morning. Then partly sunny and 60 degrees out. Rested most of the day, dealing with a painful sinus headache. They say our pollen count outside is extremely high and my head can feel it! Like most plans, they are made to be broken. I was going to prepare Dinner tonight Mom wanted Pizza so…….

 

 

 

 

 

……..Pizza it is! I ordered Mom’s favorite, Domino’s Hand Tossed Pizza Large with Cheese, Sauce, Pepperoni, Italian Sausage, Mushrooms, and Black Olives, Green Olives. First Pizza in a while, and it was over due! As always the Pizza arrived on time, hot and delicious! I had a Caffeine Free Diet Coke  to drink. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with a Diet a Diet Mango Tea Snapple to drink. The Kitchen reopens tomorrow! Take care all.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Domino’s Medium (12″) Hand Tossed Pizza
Whole: Cheese, Pepperoni, Italian Sausage, Green Olives, Black Olives, Mushrooms, Robust Inspired Tomato Sauce.
https://www.dominos.com/en/index.jsp

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

April 24, 2019 at 6:38 PM | Posted in Lasagna, Stouffer's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Lasagna with Meat and Sauce w/ Texas Toast (Light)

 

To start this morning off I prepared a SayersBrook 4 oz. Bison Fillet Mignon. These are so tender and delicious! Cooked it for a total of 5 minutes and done, a perfect medium rare. I also Poached an Egg and served it on a Thomas Light Multi Grain English Muffin. I also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Cloudy and 67 degrees out today. I had to have Mom at Dermatologist at 10:15 this morning. She didn’t want to go but I’m forcing her. She has mole and it’s been getting darker so she needed to go! On the way home we stopped by Meijer and stopped and grabbed Mom a Breakfast Sandwich from McDonald’s. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Stouffer’s Lasagna with Meat and Sauce w/ Texas Toast (Light).

 

 

 

 

I had picked up a box of Stouffer’s Lasagna with Meat and Sauce at Meijer earlier 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 Diet Dr. Pepper 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/

Low-Carb Breakfast Recipes

April 17, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Low-Carb Breakfast Recipes. If you have a form of Diabetes here’s some great ideas to start your morning off right. Delicious and Healthy Low-Carb Breakfast Recipes with recipes including; Sous Vide Eggs, Egg and Bacon Cauliflower English Muffin Breakfast Sandwiches, and Goat Cheese and Fresh Herb Omelet. If you have Diabetes or just looking for a healthy and delicious recipe you have to check out the EatingWell website! So Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Low-Carb Breakfast Recipes
Find healthy, delicious low-carb breakfast recipes including low-carb pancakes, waffles and breakfast casserole. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Sous Vide Eggs
A sous vide cooker gives these slow-cooked eggs a jammy, creamy center that resembles the perfect poached egg. Eat these eggs alone for a filling breakfast or snack, or serve them on toast or an English muffin for a simple eggs Benedict…………

Egg and Bacon Cauliflower English Muffin Breakfast Sandwiches
Use English muffins made with riced cauliflower in place of wheat English muffins to make a tasty breakfast sandwich that’s far lower in carbs than traditional versions. With the addition of a runny egg, crisp bacon, creamy avocado and juicy tomato, you have a satisfying healthy breakfast that will keep you full until lunch……….

Goat Cheese and Fresh Herb Omelet
The secret to this easy omelet recipe is choosing a really great goat cheese. Luckily most supermarkets have great chevre—Vermont Creamery and Laura Chenel are straightforward varieties you’re likely to find. If you’ve got access to funky local options, bust them out for this quick breakfast recipe. Aside from the goat cheese, eggs and herbs, you need just a few pantry ingredients and 20 minutes for one of the best omelets you can make………

* Click the link below to get all the Low-Carb Breakfast Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/18439/lifestyle-diets/low-carb/breakfast/

One of America’s Favorites – Panini (sandwich)

April 15, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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A typical panini with salami, mortadella, tomatoes and lettuce

A panini (from the Italian panini [paˈniːni], meaning “small bread, bread rolls” ) or panino (meaning “bread roll” ) is a sandwich made with Italian bread (such as ciabatta, and michetta), usually served warmed by grilling or toasting.

However, in many English-speaking countries, a panini is a grilled sandwich made from many types of bread. Examples of bread types used for modern panini are baguette, ciabatta, and michetta. The bread is cut horizontally and filled with deli ingredients such as cheese, ham, mortadella, salami, or other food, and often served warm after having been pressed by a warming grill.

Panini is a word of Italian origin. In Italian the noun panino (Italian: [pa’niːno]; plural panini) is a diminutive of pane (“bread”) and refers to a bread roll. Panino imbottito (“stuffed panino”) refers to a sandwich, but the word panino is also often used alone to indicate a sandwich in general. Similar to panino is tramezzino, a triangular or square sandwich made up of two slices of soft white bread with the crusts removed.[citation needed]

In English-speaking countries, panini is widely used as the singular form, with the plural form panini or paninis, though some speakers use singular panino and plural panini as in Italian.

A tri-tip panini with salad

Although the first U.S. reference to panini dates to 1956, and a precursor appeared in a 16th-century Italian cookbook, the sandwiches became trendy in Milanese bars, called paninoteche, in the 1970s and 1980s. Trendy U.S. restaurants began selling panini, with distinctive variations appearing in various cities.

During the 1980s, the term paninaro arose in Italy to denote a member of a youth culture represented by patrons of sandwich bars such as Milan’s Al Panino and Italy’s first US-style fast food restaurants. Paninari were depicted as right-leaning, fashion-fixated individuals, delighting in showcasing early 1980s consumer goods as status symbols.

A panini press or grill is a contact grill for heating sandwiches, meat products, vegetables, and specialty menu items, nearly always with electric elements, comprising a heated bottom plate that is fixed, and a heated top plate that closes towards the bottom plate and comes in contact with the food. The function of the panini grill is to heat food to an appropriate internal temperature with desirable external characteristics (i.e. melted cheese, crisp finish, grill marks).

 

Healthy Macaroni Recipes

April 13, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Macaroni Recipes. It’s Comfort Food Heaven with these Healthy Macaroni Recipes with recipes like; Deviled-Egg Macaroni Salad, Mile-High Beefy Mac and Cheese, and American Goulash. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Plus you can subscribe to the EatingWell Magazine, one of my favorites! Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Macaroni Recipes
Find healthy, delicious macaroni recipes including mac & cheese and macaroni salad. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Deviled-Egg Macaroni Salad
This pasta salad looks like the classic picnic side, but in one bite you’ll know it’s special. It holds all the incredible flavors of deviled eggs and is creamy too, thanks to mashed avocado and hard-boiled eggs. For the best texture, don’t make this more than a few hours before you plan to eat it………….

Mile-High Beefy Mac and Cheese
This one-dish meal is a combination of two favorites—hamburgers and macaroni and cheese. Add in some broccoli and carrots and a creamy cheese sauce and you’ve got a meal the whole family will appreciate………..

American Goulash
American goulash, also known as old-fashioned goulash, is the perfect economical family meal. The pasta cooks right in the sauce, so this satisfying dish can cook in just one pot………..

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Macaroni Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/19256/ingredients/pasta-noodle/pasta-by-shape/macaroni/

Healthy Fajita Recipes

April 11, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Fajita Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Fajita Recipes. Steaming hot and delicious Fajitas with recipes like; Mushroom Fajitas with Arugula-Pecan Salsa and Queso Fresco, Chicken Fajita Kebabs, and “Fajita” Burgers. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.eatingwell.com/

 

Healthy Fajita Recipes
Find healthy, delicious fajitas recipes including pork, chicken and steak fajitas. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Mushroom Fajitas with Arugula-Pecan Salsa and Queso Fresco
These easy one-skillet mushroom fajitas are a perfect way to work more vegetarian meals into your week. The lime and arugula salsa adds nice crunch courtesy of pecans, while crumbled queso fresco provides just the right tangy, salty balance to the dish………..

Chicken Fajita Kebabs
These grilled kebabs have all the makings of a classic fajita—seasoned chicken, onions and peppers. Warm a stack of tortillas in a foil packet on the side of the grill to turn the kebabs into an easy fajita dinner. Or serve with lime-and-cilantro coleslaw for a grain-free alternative…….

“Fajita” Burgers
This healthy burger recipe features a spicy fajita burger slathered with a spicy chipotle mayonnaise and topped with roasted Anaheim peppers and a delicious slaw. Serve it on an oblong bun…………

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Fajita Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/19771/cuisines-regions/latin-american/mexican/fajitas/

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

April 6, 2019 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Breakfast Omelet…..

Omelets are easy to prepare and healthy. Plus they’re a great way to use up leftover meat, cheese, and vegetables. Omelet, please!

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