One of America’s Favorites – Club Sandwich

July 26, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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Club Sandwich

A club sandwich, also called a clubhouse sandwich, is a sandwich of bread (occasionally toasted), sliced cooked poultry, or fried bacon, lettuce, tomato, and mayonnaise. It is often cut into quarters or halves and held together by cocktail sticks. Modern versions frequently have two layers which are separated by an additional slice of bread.

The club sandwich may have originated at the Union Club of New York City. The earliest known reference to the sandwich, an article that appeared in The Evening World on November 18, 1889, is also an early recipe; “Have you tried a Union Club sandwich yet? Two toasted pieces of Graham bread, with a layer of turkey or chicken and ham between them, served warm. Several other early references also credit the chef of the Union Club with creating the sandwich.

Other sources, however, find the origin of the club sandwich to be up for debate. Another theory is that the club sandwich was invented in an exclusive Saratoga Springs, New York, gambling club in the late 19th century.

The sandwich is known to have appeared on U.S. restaurant menus as far back as 1899. The earliest reference to the sandwich in published fiction is from Conversations of a Chorus Girl, a 1903 book by Ray Cardell. Historically, club sandwiches featured slices of chicken, but with time, turkey has become increasingly common.

As with a BLT, toasted white bread is standard, along with iceberg lettuce, bacon, and tomatoes. The sandwich is traditionally dressed with mayonnaise. Variations, however, on the traditional club sandwich abound. Some vary the protein, for example, a “breakfast club” that includes eggs or a “roast beef club.” Others include ham (instead of, or in addition to bacon) and/or cheese slices. Vegetarian club sandwiches often include hummus, avocado or spinach, as well as substitute the real bacon with a vegetarian alternative. Mustard and sometimes honey mustard are common condiments. Upscale variations include, for example, the oyster club, the salmon club, and Dungeness crab melt.

The sandwich is commonly served with an accompaniment of either coleslaw, or potato salad, and often garnished with a pickle. The coleslaw or potato salad is often reduced to a “garnish” portion, when the primary accompaniment is an order of french fries or potato chips. Due to high fat and carb content from the bread, bacon and dressing, club sandwiches have sometimes been criticized as unhealthy. In 2000, Burger King came under fire for its chicken club, which contained 700 calories, 44 grams of fat (nine of them saturated), and 1,300 milligrams of sodium, as well as the trans fat from the fryer shortening.

Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – Buffalo Italian Sausage and Mushroom Pizza

July 21, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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This week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week is a Buffalo Italian Sausage and Mushroom Pizza. To make this week’s recipe some of the Ingredients you’ll be needing are Wild Idea Buffalo Italian Sausage, Basil Pesto, Pizza Sauce, Mushrooms, Caramelized Onions, fresh Mozzarella, Flour, Cornmeal, and more! Also included are recipes for Pizza Dough, Basil Pesto, and the Caramelized Onions. Love these Pizza Nights! You can find this recipe and purchase the Wild Idea Buffalo Italian Sausage along with all the other Wild Idea Products at the Wild Idea Buffalo website. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

Italian Buffalo Sausage and Mushroom Pizza
Who doesn’t love pizza? And good pizza is well – irresistible. This will require a little bit of time, but all the steps are super easy. Although I attempted my own pizza sauce, it just was not as good (and I tried many) as my favorite purchased brand, Mezzetti, which has a deep richness that I could not duplicate. For best results apply your toppings evenly and not too heavily. Baking the pizza can be done in a variety of ovens and the timelines for those are noted at the end of the recipe. (Makes 3 medium or 6 small pizza)
Ingredients:

* 1 – 1 lb. Wild Idea Buffalo Italian Sausage
* 1 – recipe, pizza crust
* ½ – cup basil pesto
* 1 – cup pizza sauce *Mezzetti
* 1 ½ – cups mushrooms, sliced
* ¾ – cup caramelized onions
* 12 – ounces fresh mozzarella or substitute chevre with fennel pollen
* 9 – ounces parmesan, grated
* salt, pepper & chili flake to taste
* flour and cornmeal

Preparation:

1 -Prepare pizza dough per instructions below. Lightly flour work surface and your hands. Stretch and hold dough with one hand and form a fist with the other and place under the dough. Place on peel, baking sheet, or pizza stone that has been generously covered with flour or corn meal. Adjust shape with hands by stretching or scrunching dough into place.
2 – In a large saucepan over medium high heat, add the olive oil and crumble Buffalo Italian Sausage into pan. Lightly brown and stir occasionally breaking up sausage to desired pieces, about 4 minutes.
3 – Spread pizzas with basil pesto, followed by the pizza sauce.
4 – Top each pizza with desired amount of sliced mushrooms, caramelized onions, Buffalo Italian Sausage, mozzarella or chèvre, and parmesan cheese.
5 – Baking:
Outdoor Brick Ovens: Have heat at about 700°. Slide pizza off peel and bake in oven for about 4 minutes, rotating once or twice while baking.
* Indoor convection ovens: Place oven rack to lower level and preheat oven to as high as heat will go, 500° to 550°. Bake on pizza stone or baking sheet for 8 to 12 minutes depending on your heat.
* Gas Grill: Line gas grill rack low to flames with bricks and place bricks on upper grill rack if you have one. Place pizza stone on top of bricks (good old fashioned red bricks work great). Turn all burners to high heat and allow the grill to get very hot, so bricks are heated through, about 30 minutes. The bricks will help in retaining the heat and offer a more even cooking distribution. Slide pizza off of peel onto pizza stone and close grill lid. Bake, turning once for about 6 minutes.
* Remove pizza from oven or grill and place on a cutting board. Allow the pizza to rest for a few minutes before cutting. Season with chili flake as desired.

Pizza Dough (makes 3 medium or 6 large crusts) *Credit to Peter Reinhart.
This is fabulous dough! If not used for pizza it makes a great flatbread, brushed with a little pesto prior to baking.

Ingredients:

* 4½ – cups high protein flour (I used half Kernza whole grain flour & half organic bread flour)
* 1¾ – teaspoon salt
* 1 – teaspoon quick yeast
* 2 – tablespoons olive oil
* 1¾ – cup water, very cold

Preparation: In mixing bowl using a dough hook, sift flour, salt and yeast together. Add olive oil and water, scraping down sides as needed. Continue to mix for 6 minutes, stopping every two minutes to remove dough from the hook. Dust hands with flour and remove dough from mixer and place on flour dusted work surface. Knead dough for 1 to 2 minutes. Dough should spring back from touch. Divide into desired sizes and form into balls. Brush dough lightly with oil, place on lightly oiled baking sheet and cover loosely with saran or a plastic bag. Refrigerate for 8 hours or up to 3 days. Remove from refrigeration and allow to rest at room temperature for 4 hours. Proceed to Pizza instructions. *Dough can also be frozen for up to 3 months.

Basil Pesto
*I am not a ground pine nut fan, but if you are, add ¼ cup to ingredients.

Ingredients:

* 2 – cups fresh basil leaves, packed
* 2 – cups shredded parmesan cheese
* 3 – garlic cloves, chopped
* 1 – tsp. salt
* 1 – tsp. pepper (I like a little more)
* 2 – Tb. lemon juice
* 1 – cup olive oil

Preparation: Place all ingredients in blender and puree until smooth. Refrigerate.

Caramelized Onions

Ingredients:
* 1 – tablespoon butter
* 1 – tablespoon olive oil
* 2 – cups onions, diced
* 1 – tablespoons sugar+
* 1 – teaspoon balsamic vinegar
* season with salt and pepper
Preparation: Heat butter and oil in sauté pan over medium high heat. Add onions and sauté for 3 minutes. Add remaining ingredients and stir to incorporate. Reduce heat to low and stir occasionally. Cook for 25 minutes or until golden brown.
http://wildideabuffalo.com/2014/buffalo-italian-sausage-mushroom-pizza/

Healthy Grilled Pizza Recipes WEDNESDAY

July 21, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell Website and Magazine it’s Healthy Grilled Pizza Recipes. Find some Delicious and Healthy Grilled Pizza Recipes with recipes including Farmstand Pizza, Caribbean Jerk Chicken Pizza, and Sausage, Mushroom and Pesto Grilled Pizza. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. You can also subscribe to one of my favorite Magazines, the EatingWell Magazine. So find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Grilled Pizza Recipes
Find healthy, delicious grilled pizza recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Farmstand Pizza
Using premade pizza crusts means this dinner can be on the table in just 30 minutes. The vegetable sauce is prepared on the stove and the pizzas are finished up quickly on the grill……

Caribbean Jerk Chicken Pizza
These Caribbean-inspired pizzas are topped with jerk chicken, sweet mango, tangy pineapple, and spicy jalapeño and are grilled, rather than baked, for a quick and healthy meal!……..

Sausage, Mushroom and Pesto Grilled Pizza
Healthy homemade sausage-and-mushroom pizza in the comfort of your backyard? Yes, please. All you need for a Naples-worthy pie is a hot grill, store-bought pizza dough and easy prepared ingredients. Serve with a glass of Chianti………….

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Grilled Pizza Recipes
https://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/19016/main-dishes/pizza/grilled/

One of America’s Favorites – Chili Burger

July 19, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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Chili burger with fries

A chili burger (also known as a chili size, or simply size, stemming from “hamburger size” is a type of hamburger. It consists of a hamburger, with the patty topped with chili con carne. It is often served open-faced, and sometimes the chili is served alongside the burger rather than on top. The chili may be served alone, or with cheese, onions, or occasionally tomatoes as garnishes.

Chili burgers appear to have been invented in the 1920s by Thomas M. “Ptomaine Tommy” DeForest, who founded a sawdust-floored all-night restaurant, “Ptomaine Tommy’s”, located in the Lincoln Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles. Ptomaine Tommy’s was open from around 1919 to 1958, where his chili burger was referred to as “size”, and chopped onions as “flowers” or “violets”.

The term size for a chili burger arguably derives from the portion size of the chili used at Ptomaine Tommy’s. Ptomaine Tommy “had two ladles, a large and a small” with which to serve his chili, whether smothered on top of the burger or in a bowl; originally the ordering lingo used by his patrons was “hamburger size” vs. “steak size”, but later simplified to “size” and “oversize”. The use of the shorthand term “size” for burger-size portion of chili (in a bowl or on a burger) then gained currency throughout Los Angeles. Ptomaine Tommy was forced to close his restaurant August 10, 1958 and sell his property to satisfy creditors, and he died just a week later. His service to the community and his invention was noted by resolution of the California State Senate that same year. Food author John T. Edge considers the invention the milestone that marks the start of “traceable history of burgers in LA”, a first step to what he considers the “baroque” character of the Los Angeles hamburger scene. By interviewing former customers and friends decades after the fact, columnist Jack Smith wrote a definitive article in 1974 about DeForest and the dish that he had invented which became a very important part of the history of Los Angeles. What helped spread the popularity of this is dish was Deforest’s diverse clientel which included doctors coming off the late shift at the local county hospital, fight fans on their way home after attending matches at the Olympic Auditorium, and people associated with the Hollywood film industry.

The Carolina Burger is a regional variant of the chili burger served with coleslaw, mustard and chopped onions. Common in local restaurants in the Carolinas, it is also periodically offered at Wendy’s restaurants as the Carolina Classic.

Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – HOT DOG DAYS OF SUMMER

July 14, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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This week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week is, HOT DOG DAYS OF SUMMER. Here’s some great ideas for the next time you fire the grill for Wild Idea Buffalo BRATS, HOT DOGS, and SAUSAGES. You can find this recipe and purchase the Wild Idea Buffalo Hot Dogs and Sausages along with all the other Wild Idea Products at the Wild Idea Buffalo website. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

HOT DOG DAYS OF SUMMER
No matter how you like to top your dog, the key ingredient is still the hot dog itself. Wild Idea’s skinless Buffalo Hot Dogs are made from our 100% premium grass-fed buffalo meat and organic seasonings. So, fire up the grill and spread out your favorite toppings.

Pizza Dog Topping: Pizza Sauce and melted Mozzarella. You might also want to add some Wild Idea’s Buffalo Pepperoni!

HLT: Hot Dog, Lettuce and Tomato with Mayo. Wild Idea Buffalo Bacon might be an additional tasty topping too!

Relish and Onion Dog: Pickled Relish and Chopped Onions.

Keep it Simple: Ketchup and Mustard.

Pickled Dog: Peperoncini, Pickled Jalapeños and Red Onions.

Chili Cheese Dog: Hot Dog smothered in Chili and Cheese!

Other favorite toppings: Coleslaw, Sauerkraut, and B.B.Q Sauce.
Photo Credit: Jill O’Brien
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/93332481-hot-dog-days-of-summer

 

Wild Idea Buffalo – BRATS, HOT DOGS, and SAUSAGES
All of our brats, hot dogs and sausages are made in-house from our 100% free-roaming grass-fed buffalo meat, with just the right amount of spice! The result: delicious-tasting products that are good and good for you too! What a Wild Idea! *All products are made without the use of added nitrites or nitrates, except for those naturally occurring in sea salt and celery powder.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/collections/brats-sausages-hot-dogs

Cincinnati Burger Week JULY 12-18, 2021

July 12, 2021 at 12:12 PM | Posted in BEEF, cheese, cooking, Food, grilling, turkey | Leave a comment
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Cincinnati Burger Week, presented by Braxton Brewing Co. and the Ohio Beef Council is back! During the week of July 15-21, some of the most mouthwatering burger hot spots in the city will be serving up $5 specialty burgers. Several participating restaurants will also be offering Braxton and Jack Daniel’s drink specials to add even more flavor to the week!

More than 80 locations are participating this year, offering burger enthusiasts and explorers plenty of time and options in which to indulge as they navigate through Cincinnati. Grab an official Cincinnati Burger Week passport, available at participating Burger Week locations, and get four or more stamps while you’re out dining on delicious burgers. Then submit your information and a picture of your stamped passport to be entered to win an ultimate grill-out party, courtesy of the Ohio Beef Council.

The Cincinnati Burger Tour: 13 Spots You Need To Check Out

New restaurants participating this year include: Americano Burger Bar, Arnold’s Bar & Grill, Bard’s Burgers, Barleycorn’s, Bar Louie, City Goat, Devino’s, Dunlap Cafe, Game On!, L’Burg Drinks & More, Local Post, Longneck’s Sports Grill, Lucky Dog Grille, Mecklenburg Gardens, Midway Cafe Mita’s, Overlook Kitchen + Bar, Paxton’s Grill, Price Hill Chili, Queen City Whip, Ramsey’s Trailside, Salazar, Silverton Cafe, Street City Pub, Toast & Berry and Wishbone Tavern.

This year Cincinnati Burger Week will be partnering with Childhood Food Solutions. On behalf of the participating restaurants involved, they will be making a donation as well as raising awareness for this great cause throughout the week. The mission of Childhood Food Solutions is to develop solutions for childhood food insecurity that can be applied in a community, tested for effectiveness, and duplicated in other communities. More info: http://www.kidsfed.org.

Event Info:

Date: July 15-21
Cost: $5 burgers
Age: This is an all-ages event. Some locations may be 21+
Burger Passports: Collect four or more stamps to be entered for a grand-prize drawing
Social media promotion: Follow @CincyBurgerWeek
More information about the event: http://www.cincinnatiburgerweek.com
For a full list of participating restaurants: https://bit.ly/304Dydf
https://www.cincyweekend.com/cincinnati-burger-week-returns-with-record-setting-number-of-participants/

Healthy BBQ and Grilling Recipes

July 6, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell Website and Magazine it’s Healthy BBQ and Grilling Recipes. Find some Delicious and Healthy BBQ and Grilling Recipes with recipes including Grilled Blackened Shrimp Tacos, Grilled Red Snapper, and Steak and Potato Grill Packets with Blue Cheese and Rosemary. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. You can also subscribe to one of my favorite Magazines, the EatingWell Magazine. So find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy BBQ and Grilling Recipes
Find healthy, delicious BBQ and grilling recipes including burgers, seafood, chicken and vegetables. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Grilled Blackened Shrimp Tacos
Give juicy shrimp tacos a Cajun flavor spin with spices and a quick sear on a hot grill. An easy avocado mash adds creaminess to cool off the spicy kick………

Grilled Red Snapper
This simple grilled snapper has clean flavors and a nice char flavor from the grill. It’s well seasoned but not overly spicy. Serve along with grilled veggies or a fresh green salad to make it a meal…………

Steak and Potato Grill Packets with Blue Cheese and Rosemary
Steak and potatoes are a classic combo on the grill. We have taken the concept one step further by adding green beans and rosemary, and wrapping everything in a packet to make a complete meal. A sprinkling of blue cheese just before serving is the perfect finish for this steak-house special…………..

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy BBQ and Grilling Recipes.
https://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/18260/cooking-methods-styles/bbq-grilling/

Healthy Eggplant Recipes

June 29, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell Website and Magazine it’s Healthy Eggplant Recipes. Find some Delicious and Healthy Eggplant Recipes with recipes including Cheesy Eggplant Casserole, Eggplant Lasagna Rolls, and Easy Eggplant Stir-Fry. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. You can also subscribe to one of my favorite Magazines, the EatingWell Magazine. So find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Eggplant Recipes
Find healthy, delicious eggplant recipes including baked, roasted, grilled and stuffed eggplant. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Cheesy Eggplant Casserole
This cheesy eggplant casserole has a light custard with deliciously tender and flavorful summer vegetables and fresh herbs. The cheese makes this easy dish creamy and decadent. Enjoy it for brunch or dinner with a green salad on the side………….

Eggplant Lasagna Rolls
Vegetarians and meat-eaters alike will devour these comforting lasagna rolls. We use thinly sliced eggplant in place of pasta to cut the carbs. Preroasting the eggplant helps develop the flavor and softens the slices for easy rolling………..

Easy Eggplant Stir-Fry
This eggplant stir-fry is easy to make. We call for long and tender Japanese eggplant, but regular eggplant will work well too, cut into 1-inch pieces. Jalapeño peppers can vary from mild to very spicy. If you need to cut the heat, opt for small sweet peppers in their place…………

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Eggplant Recipes

https://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/19301/ingredients/vegetables/eggplant/

Healthy Cherry Tomato Recipes

June 26, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell Website and Magazine it’s Healthy Cherry Tomato Recipes`. Find some Delicious and Healthy Cherry Tomato Recipes with recipes like Caprese Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms, Marinated Cherry Tomato Salad, and 3-Ingredient Cheese Tortellini with Tomatoes and Basil. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. You can also subscribe to one of my favorite Magazines, the EatingWell Magazine. So find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Cherry Tomato Recipes
Find healthy, delicious cherry tomato recipes, including cherry tomato salads and roasted cherry tomatoes. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Caprese Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms
We’ve taken the key ingredients of the popular caprese salad–tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and basil–and piled them into portobello mushroom caps to make a delicious and satisfying vegetarian main dish…………….

Marinated Cherry Tomato Salad
In this easy cherry tomato salad, the fresh herbs and bright dressing highlight the natural sweetness of the summery tomatoes. Elevate the look of this easy salad by using multicolored tomatoes if you can find them…………..

3-Ingredient Cheese Tortellini with Tomatoes & Basil
This Italian-inspired dish is made with just three ingredients—roasted tomatoes, tortellini and fresh basil—to create a delicious, easy dinner. Roasting the cherry tomatoes coaxes out their natural sweetness. It’s worth the time—trust us!………….

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Cherry Tomato Recipes
https://www.eatingwell.com/recipe/7894372/3-ingredient-cheese-tortellini-with-tomatoes-and-basil/

Healthy Potato Salad Recipes

June 20, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell Website and Magazine it’s Healthy Potato Salad Recipes. Find some Delicious and Healthy Potato Salad Recipes with recipes including Slow-Cooker German Potato Salad, Loaded Baked Potato Salad, and Warm Chicken Sausage and Potato Salad. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. You can also subscribe to one of my favorite Magazines, the EatingWell Magazine. So find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Potato Salad Recipes
Find healthy, delicious potato salad recipes including red, German and low-calorie potato salad. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Slow-Cooker German Potato Salad
This vinegary German-style potato salad recipe is a lighter alternative to typical mayonnaise-based potato salad. And, instead of boiling, the potatoes are simmered in the slow cooker. This healthy slow-cooker potato salad recipe tastes great when served warm or at room temperature. Fingerling potatoes make it especially pretty, but any type of yellow-flesh potato cut into 1-inch pieces will work…………

Loaded Baked Potato Salad
This loaded baked potato salad recipe marries traditional potato salad with all the fixing of a classic stuffed potato. It’s creamy and decadent thanks to sour cream, mayo, bacon and Cheddar cheese. Take it along to your next picnic or potluck–friends and family will love it!……..

Warm Chicken Sausage and Potato Salad
This super simple bistro-style salad is substantial with potatoes, arugula and chicken sausage……..

*Click the link below to get all the Healthy Potato Salad Recipes
https://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/18147/salad/potato/

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