Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week -BUFFALO-GIRL’S BEST CHOCOLATE CAKE

December 12, 2018 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 – BUFFALO-GIRL’S BEST CHOCOLATE CAKE. Besides all the delicious and healthy Buffalo Recipes on the Wild Idea Buffalo website (http://wildideabuffalo.com/) you’ll also find Side Dishes and Desserts, like this week’s recipe! You can always order any of the Wild Idea Products at the Wild Idea Buffalo website. Have your cake and eat it too! Enjoy and Happy Holidays!

BUFFALO-GIRL’S BEST CHOCOLATE CAKE
If you love chocolate and you love cake, you’ll love this recipe. Dark, dense, moist and lick-your-plate-delicious (if plate licking is allowed in your house). This one’s a keeper for the recipe box.
Ingredients:

6 – tablespoons salted butter
2 – oz. bitter chocolate
12 – oz. semi-sweet chocolate
6 – tablespoons cocoa powder
1 – cup + 2 tablespoons sugar
½ cup water
½ – cup milk

2 – tablespoons rum
1½ -teaspoon vanilla
5 – eggs

¾ – cup + 2 tablespoons flour
¾ – teaspoon baking powder
¾ – teaspoon baking soda
½ – teaspoon salt
¼ – cup vegetable oil

Butter
Wax paper
Water

Preparation:

1 – Preheat oven to 350°. Place a rack in the middle of the oven and one on the bottom. Place a pan of water on the lowest rack.
2 – In a saucepan over low heat, add the first seven ingredients and allow them to melt, stirring occasionally.
3 – Transfer melted ingredients to a mixing bowl. On medium speed, add rum, vanilla and the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each before adding the other.
4 – Add the remaining ingredients in the order listed, mixing well to ensure all ingredients are incorporated, stopping and scraping the bottom of the bowl a couple of times.
5 – Butter two 8” round cake pans with butter and line the bottom with a circle of wax paper. Buttering the top of the wax paper too.
6 – Divide batter into cake pans. Tap the pan bottom on the counter top a few times to remove any air bubbles. Place the pans in the oven and bake for about 35 minutes.
7 – Remove cakes from the oven and run a knife around the edge of the cake. Invert onto racks that are lined with a piece of wax paper, tapping the bottom of the pan to release cakes. Allow the cakes to completely cool.
8 – Frost with Sour Cream Ganache, recipe follows.

  • Sour Cream GanacheA perfect not-too -sweet, chocolate frosting with just the right amount of tang!Ingredients:
    24 – ounces semi-sweet chocolate, broken in bits or use chips
    2 – tablespoons butter
    16 – ounces sour cream, at room temperature.
    1 – teaspoon vanillaPreparation:

    1 – In double boiler, melt chocolate with butter.
    2 – Place sour cream in a glass bowl and microwave for about 20 seconds.
    3 – Whisk in melt chocolate and stir until well incorporated.
    4 – Whisk in vanilla.
    5 – Let the ganache rest until it has set up a bit for ease in frosting cakes. *Or, you can pour over cakes if you prefer less frosting.

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Mom’s making Buckeyes and Walnut Chocolate Fudge!

December 7, 2018 at 12:11 PM | Posted in baking, snacks | Leave a comment
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I wish you could all get a whiff of the Chocolate aroma in the kitchen today! Mom is making her area famous yearly batches of Buckeyes and Walnut Chocolate Fudge! Everyone that’s had the Buckeyes are of the same opinion, the best they’ve ever had! The thing that sets these apart from other Buckeye Candies is the Rice Krispies she adds. So if you’re looking for a Buckeye Candy Recipe, look no further. Same with the Walnut Fudge, such a creamy, deep and rich Chocolate taste! The bad part is neither is Diabetic Friendly, but I’ll still have a half a piece of each from time to time. And both make perfect Christmas Gift that everyone enjoys!

The Old Family Buckeye Recipe
It’s that time of year when the requests start coming in for my Mom’s Buckeyes. Back when I was working I was everyone’s favorite person when I would bring in a batch of my Mom’s Buckeyes. It’s been 15 years since I lost my leg to melanoma cancer and unable to work but to this day I still get request’s from fellow past workers for my Mom’s Buckeyes. It seems that everyone that has had them all say the same thing “The best Buckeyes I’ve ever had!” I think it’s the Rice Krispies that sets them apart from other Buckeye Candies. When you make a batch of these and try them I’m sure you’ll agree, let me know! These are not diabetes friendly but they are delicious. We tried making them by using reduced fat Peanut Butter and Sugar Free Chocolate but they just didn’t come out the same.

Buckeyes

Ingredients:

Recipe will make about 60 Buckeyes

1 – Stick Butter, Blue Bonnet Light Stick Butter
1 – Box (1 LB) Confectioner Sugar
2 – Cups Jiff Smooth Peanut Butter
3 – Cups Rice Krispies
1 – 12 oz. Package Chocolate Chips
1 – Small Bar Hershey’s Milk Chocolate
1/2 Bar Paraffin Wax
Directions:

* In a large bowl mix Butter, Sugar, Peanut Butter, and Rice Krispies (With Hands)
* Chill the mixture for at least 2 hours.
* Then take the mixture and roll into individual balls. The size can vary no set size.
* Melt all the Chocolate and Paraffin Wax in a double broiler or in a sauce pan on low heat stirring until smooth.
* With one or two forks dip each of the balls into the Chocolate/Wax. Drain excess off the balls and place on a sheet pan covered with wax paper and refrigerate for several hours until Chocolate has hardened into a shell covering the balls.
* Now enjoy them!

Well like the Buckeye recipe above this ones not so Diabetic friendly but they sure are good! You can make it a somewhat lower in calories and carbs by using Splenda instead of the Sugar it calls for. This is a great Fudge recipe. My Mom has made this for as long as I can remember. Hope you enjoy it as much as all of us. Enjoy!

Walnut Fudge
Ingredients:

3 Cups Sugar or Splenda Equivalent

Chocolate Walnut Fudge

3/4 Cup Margarine
2/3 Cup Evaporated Milk
7 oz. Jar of Marshmallow Cream
1 12 oz. bag Toll House Chocolate Chips
1 Cup Chopped Walnuts (More if wanted, to taste)
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract

Instructions:

Combine Sugar, Margarine, and Evap. Milk in a large pot and heat to a boil for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and add Chocolate Chips, Marshmallow Cream, Nuts, and Vanilla stirring till well mixed. Pour mixture into a greased 13×9 pan. Refrigerate until firm. Cut into desired size pieces.

* You may be tempted to leave the heat on while stirring the chips. While this would normally be ok, you really shouldn’t do that in this recipe. If the mixture stays at a boiling temperature, you may be in for a nasty surprise when you add the vanilla. Bottom line: it’s safer for you and better for the fudge if the mixture cools down just a tad before the vanilla goes in. As long as you keep stirring, the chips will melt just fine.

Healthy Vegan Chocolate Recipes

September 27, 2018 at 5:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Vegan Chocolate Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Vegan Chocolate Recipes like; No-Bake Vegan Date Brownies, Frozen Chocolate-Coconut Milk with Strawberries, and Creamy Chocolate Gelato. Find these healthy and delicious desserts and more all the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Vegan Chocolate Recipes
Find healthy, delicious vegan chocolate recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

No-Bake Vegan Date Brownies
Sweetened with dates, these whole-grain bars provide energy and protein, thanks to nut butter. With just 5 ingredients you probably already have in your pantry, you can make these delicious, chewy brownies with no added sugar. Whip up a batch as a healthy dessert or for grab-and-go energy bars for a healthy snack……..

Frozen Chocolate-Coconut Milk with Strawberries
In this quick dessert recipe, fresh strawberries top nondairy chocolate “ice cream” for a cooling treat…………

Creamy Chocolate Gelato
This ultra-chocolaty, dairy-free Sicilian-style gelato—made without eggs or cream—is relatively lean but still creamy-smooth and flavorful. The coconut milk used for the base gives it a silky, rich mouthfeel and a subtle coconut flavor……..

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Vegan Chocolate Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/20334/lifestyle-diets/vegan/dessert-baking-recipes/chocolate/

Healthy Peanut Butter Recipes

August 14, 2018 at 5:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Peanut Butter Recipes. Find Delicious and Healthy Peanut Butter Recipes like; Chocolate Peanut Butter Icebox Cake, Peanut Butter Swirl Chocolate Brownies, and 4 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookie. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Peanut Butter Recipes
Find healthy, delicious peanut butter recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Icebox Cake
This no-bake “refrigerator cake” evokes pure nostalgia for childhood treats. Fold peanut butter into whipped cream for a delicately nutty frosting. Then, layer chocolate wafers with the creamy filling, and let it all meld together in the refrigerator for a decadent summertime treat…….

Peanut Butter Swirl Chocolate Brownies
This diabetic-friendly brownie recipe uses the classic flavor combination of chocolate and peanut butter to make a delicious dessert you’ll want to make again and again…….

4 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookie
This irresistible diabetic-friendly peanut butter cookie recipe contains no flour. For Christmas or special occasions, imprint them with cookie cutters to fit the season instead of the star-shaped cutter……….

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Peanut Butter Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/19243/ingredients/nuts-seeds/peanut-butter/

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

July 29, 2018 at 5:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | 2 Comments
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Chocolate and Chilies……….

Chilies boost the flavor of chocolate. Add a pinch of cayenne pepper to hot chocolate, or ancho chili powder to cocoa cupcake batter.

Healthy Grilled Dessert Recipes

July 7, 2018 at 5:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website its Healthy Grilled Dessert Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Grilled Dessert Recipes like; Grilled Cinnamon-Sugar Banana Boats with Dark Chocolate and Pecans, Grilled Gingered-Melon Kabobs, and Peaches and Pound Cake Skewers. A Slice of Grilled Heaven! You can find these recipes and more all at the Diabetic Living Online website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

Healthy Grilled Dessert Recipes
When it’s warm outside, grilling is a go-to method for preparing meals—but the fun doesn’t have to stop with the main dish. Now you can end your barbecue with a rich, diabetes-friendly grilled dessert. Featuring fresh fruits, sweet marinades, and melted chocolate, these are our favorite healthy desserts you can make on the grill.

Grilled Cinnamon-Sugar Banana Boats with Dark Chocolate and Pecans
A fun twist on the banana split, this chocolaty grilled dessert recipe calls for just five ingredients and boasts 116 calories per serving……..

Grilled Gingered-Melon Kabobs
Follow a spicy grilled main dish with juicy, refreshing melon for dessert. Easy to prepare and fun to eat, these fruit kabobs have just 97 calories per serving……..

Peaches and Pound Cake Skewers
Cubes of pound cake snuggle between fresh peach slices on these grilled skewers. Simply sprinkle the pieces with sugar and spice and grill for a delightful summer dessert that’s low in calories, carbs, and fat……..

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Grilled Dessert Recipes
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/dessert/healthy-grilled-dessert-recipes

It’s Nuts I tell you………THE CRAVE BASKET

June 14, 2018 at 5:02 AM | Posted in nuts, NUTS COM | Leave a comment
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This week from the nuts.com website (https://nuts.com/) its THE CRAVE BASKET. The basket has it all; Coffees, Nuts, Grilling Rubs, Candies, Chocolate, and Snacks! This would make a perfect gift for Dad at Father’s Day or for any other special occasion. This is just one of many Gift Items you can find at the Nuts Site (https://nuts.com/). You can choose from items like; NUTS, DRIED FRUIT, CHOCOLATES and SWEETS, SNACKS, COFFEE and TEA, and Cooking and BAKING. Plus there’s FREE shipping on orders over $59, see for details. So here’s more about the THE CRAVE BASKET. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018!

 

 

THE CRAVE BASKET
What’s the most crave-worthy gift around? Foodies everywhere agree it’s our Crave Basket, loaded with some of our best items to tame the heart and stomach of that special someone. We added coffees from around the world, our finest mixed nuts, grilling rubs, candies, chocolates, and tons of other tasty snacks. With almost 10 pounds of pure deliciousness, that special someone will be thanking you for years to come!

The Crave Basket includes:

Colombian Medellin Supremo Coffee (8 oz), Brazilian Santos Coffee (8 oz), Ethiopian Harrar Coffee (8 oz), Chicken Rub (1 jar), Steak Rub (1 jar), Barbecue Spice Mix (1 jar), Rib Rub (1 jar), Honey for Grilling (1 jar), Dark Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans (4 oz), Gummy Mustache (8 oz), Maple Bacon Salt Water Taffy (8 oz), Sriracha Green Peas (8 oz), Sweet & Spicy Beef Jerky (8 oz), Mixed Nuts (In Shell) (1 lb), Turkish Pistachios (Antep) (8 oz), Roasted Peanuts (Salted, In Shell) (1 lb), Roasted Sunflower Seeds (Salted, In Shell) (1 lb), Gunpowder Tea (4 oz), No Mess Nut Cracker (1)
https://nuts.com/gifts/baskets/crave-basket.html

 

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Diabetic Summer Dessert Recipes

June 13, 2018 at 5:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website its Diabetic Summer Dessert Recipes. Delicious Diabetic Summer Dessert Recipes like; Bing Cherry Fool, Black Forest Trifle, and Roasted Mango with Brown Sugar Topping. Find these recipes and more all at the Diabetic Living Online Recipe website. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

Diabetic Summer Dessert Recipes
When it comes to light summer desserts, recipes featuring stone fruits — such as peaches, apricots, plums, and cherries — are a healthy and delicious choice. Try one of these fruit dessert recipes for a refreshing summer treat that is sure to impress.

Bing Cherry Fool
Bursting with antioxidants and natural sweet-tartness, cherries are perfect in a cool, rich fool — an English dessert made from pureed fruit and whipped cream. Enjoy a 1/2-cup serving for fewer than 150 calories and only 3 grams of fat……….

Black Forest Trifle
Sugar-free cake and pudding mixes are the secrets to this winning summer fruit dessert recipe. No one will ever guess that this cherry-studded delight is low enough in calories, fat, and carbs to fit into a diabetes meal plan……….

Roasted Mango with Brown Sugar Topping
Served warm and topped with dollops of fat-free ice cream, mango is the main ingredient in this low-calorie dessert that takes only 10 minutes to bake. Prepare the brown sugar topping up to one day ahead and refrigerate until baking time………..

* Click the link below to get all the Diabetic Summer Dessert Recipes
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/dessert/diabetic-summer-dessert-recipes

It’s Nuts I tell you…….MILK CHOCOLATE SEA SALT CARAMEL POPCORN

May 17, 2018 at 5:03 AM | Posted in NUTS COM | 2 Comments
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This week from the nuts.com website (https://nuts.com/) its MILK CHOCOLATE SEA SALT CARAMEL POPCORN. Could there be a more delicious snack than Milk Chocolate, Sea Salt Caramel Popcorn! The MILK CHOCOLATE SEA SALT CARAMEL POPCORN is just one of the many items you can chose from the Nuts site. You can choose items like; NUTS, DRIED FRUIT, CHOCOLATES and SWEETS, SNACKS, COFFEE and TEA, COOKING and BAKING, and GIFTS. Most items may be purchased in small amounts or in bulk. Plus there’s FREE shipping on orders over $59, see for details. Now more on the MILK CHOCOLATE SEA SALT CARAMEL POPCORN. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! https://nuts.com/

 

 

MILK CHOCOLATE SEA SALT CARAMEL POPCORN
Milk chocolate sea salt caramel popcorn is the ultimate movie-watching treat. Freshly popped popcorn coated lightly in sweet caramel, and then drenched in milk chocolate. Each bite is a satisfying combination of sweet and chocolaty crunch. Wash this indulgent popcorn down with a tall glass of milk or cup of coffee.

Ingredients
Milk Chocolate (sugar, cocoa butter, chocolate liquor, milk, lactose, soy lecithin [an emulsifier], salt, natural flavor), Corn Syrup, Popcorn, Sugar, Molasses, Canola Oil, Baking Soda, Salt, Soy Lecithin, Natural and Artificial Flavors, Gum Arabic, Confectioner’s Glaze, Sea Salt. Packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, and milk products.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size 40g (~1.4 oz.)

Amount per serving
Calories 200
Calories from Fat 100
%DV
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 65mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 20g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A 2%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 4%
Iron 2%
Storage
Store at room temperature for up to 1 year.
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Diabetic Recipes: Our Best Spring Desserts

April 1, 2018 at 5:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website its – Diabetic Recipes: Our Best Spring Desserts. Start the Spring off right with these Diabetic Recipes: Our Best Spring Desserts. Delicious Dessert recipes like; Silky Chocolate Pie, Berry-Ginger Shortcakes, and No-Bake Lime Pie. Find these recipes and more at the Diabetic Living Online website. Enjoy and Eat Heathy in 2018! http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

Diabetic Recipes: Our Best Spring Desserts
Brush off the winter blues with refreshing spring desserts that fit into your diabetic diet. Enjoy fresh flavors of the season featuring lemon, strawberry, lime, blueberries, raspberries, and more in dessert favorites from creamy custards to luscious cheesecakes.

Silky Chocolate Pie
The secret to this velvety smooth chocolate lovers’ pie is fat-free yogurt. Using plain fat-free Greek-style yogurt, which is commonly found in most grocery stores, will also save you preparation time…….

Berry-Ginger Shortcakes
Boasting a medley of sweet berries, whipped topping, and cakey biscuits, this diabetic dessert doesn’t skimp on taste or satisfaction…….

No-Bake Lime Pie
A simple graham cracker crust and easy-prep citrus filling keep you away from the oven so you can get back to the things you love about spring……..

* Click the link below to get all the – Diabetic Recipes: Our Best Spring Desserts
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