One of America’s Favorites – Graham Crackers

February 15, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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Modern mass-produced graham crackers

A graham cracker (pronounced /ˈɡreɪ.əm/ or /ˈɡræm/ in America) is a sweet flavored cracker made with graham flour that originated in the United States in the early 1880s. It is eaten as a snack food, usually honey- or cinnamon-flavored, and is used as an ingredient in some foods.

 

The graham cracker was inspired by the preaching of Sylvester Graham who was part of the 19th-century temperance movement. He believed that minimizing pleasure and stimulation of all kinds, coupled with a vegetarian diet anchored by bread made from wheat coarsely ground at home, was how God intended people to live, and that following this natural law would keep people healthy. His preaching was taken up widely in the midst of the 1829–51 cholera pandemic. His followers were called Grahamites and formed one of the first vegetarian movements in America; graham flour, graham crackers, and graham bread were created for them. Graham neither invented nor profited from these products.

A s’more

The main ingredients in its earlier preparations were graham flour, oil, shortening or lard, molasses and salt. Graham crackers have been a mass-produced food product in the United States since 1898, with the National Biscuit Company being the first to mass-produce it at that time. The Loose-Wiles Biscuit Company also began mass-producing the product beginning sometime in the early 1910s. The product continues to be mass-produced in the U.S. today. In earlier times, mass-produced graham crackers were typically prepared using yeast-leavened dough, which added flavor to the food via the process of fermentation, whereas contemporary mass-production of the product typically omits this process. The dough is sometimes chilled before being rolled out, which prevents blistering and breakage from occurring when the product is baked.

 

Graham cracker crumbs are used to create graham cracker crusts for pies and moon pies, and as a base, layer or topping for cheesecake. Graham cracker pie crusts are also mass-produced in the United States, and consumer versions of the product typically consist of a graham cracker crumb mixture pressed into an aluminum pie pan. The graham cracker is a main ingredient in the preparation of the s’more. Graham crackers are also commonly used in place of broas in the traditional Filipino icebox cake mango float.

Healthy Cookie Recipes

January 14, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Cookie Recipes. Find some Delicious and Healthy Cookie Recipes with recipes including No-Sugar-Added Oatmeal Cookies, Italian Lemon Cookies, and Flourless Chocolate Cookies. So 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 Cookie Recipes
Find healthy, delicious cookie recipes including peanut butter, chocolate chip, oatmeal and sugar cookies. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

No-Sugar-Added Oatmeal Cookies
Classic oatmeal cookies without all the sugar, these better-for-you gluten-free treats get their sweetness from ripe bananas and chopped dates………………….

Italian Lemon Cookies
These soft Italian lemon drop cookies feature both sweet and tangy flavors thanks to plenty of fresh lemon juice and a powdered sugar glaze. These easy cookies are perfect with tea and coffee and will make a great addition to your holiday cookie platter………………

Flourless Chocolate Cookies
These flourless cookies get their volume from whipped egg whites (like a meringue) instead of grains, making them gluten-free and melt-in-your-mouth delicious. A chocolate chip in each bite adds to the rich chocolate flavor…………………

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Cookie Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/18283/desserts/cookies/

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

December 24, 2020 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Love that Dark Chocolate………….

 

Dark chocolate is loaded with nutrients that can positively affect your health. Made from the seed of the cocoa tree, it is one of the best sources of antioxidants on the planet. Studies show that dark chocolate (not the sugary crap) can improve your health and lower the risk of heart disease.

Healthy Coffee Dessert Recipes

July 16, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in dessert, Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Coffee Dessert Recipes. Find some Diabetes Friendly Healthy Coffee Dessert Recipes with recipes including Coffee-Streusel Bundt Cake, Mocha Ice Cream Pie, and Coffee-Chocolate Marble Cake. 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 2020! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Coffee Dessert Recipes
Find healthy, delicious coffee dessert recipes from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Coffee-Streusel Bundt Cake
Can you really have too much of a good thing when it comes to the combination of coffee and cake? Here, we’ve created a lighter but still moist and rich Bundt cake, added a ribbon of hazelnut-coffee streusel inside and a drizzle of coffee glaze on top. To say it tastes great with a good cup of coffee is an understatement. Recipe by Joyce Hendley for EatingWell……………………….

Mocha Ice Cream Pie
In this healthy mocha chocolate ice cream pie recipe, crumbled chocolate cookies make an easy and tasty crust for the chocolate-coffee filling made with nonfat vanilla Greek yogurt topped with chocolate-covered espresso beans…………………………

Coffee-Chocolate Marble Cake
Using a light coffee drizzle in place of frosting adds flavor and moistness to this carb-trimmed cake recipe yet keeps the fat and calories in check…………………………….

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Coffee Dessert Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/18282/desserts/coffee/

Healthy Homemade Ice Cream Recipes

May 28, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Homemade Ice Cream Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Homemade Ice Cream Recipes with recipes including Peach Ice Cream Sandwiches, Strawberry-Lime Ice Cream Pie, and Chocolate Ice Cream. As they say “You scream, I scream, We all scream for Ice Cream! So 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 2020! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Homemade Ice Cream Recipes
Find healthy, delicious homemade ice cream recipes including vanilla, strawberry and mango ice cream. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Peach Ice Cream Sandwiches
This peach-studded ice cream sandwich recipe is inspired by fruit crumble. The flourless cookies have a flavor reminiscent of the topping on that quintessential summer dessert…………………………….

Strawberry-Lime Ice Cream Pie
In this healthy strawberry daiquiri-inspired ice cream pie recipe, graham crackers make an easy and tasty crust for the strawberry, rum and lime filling made with nonfat vanilla Greek yogurt. For a nonalcoholic “virgin” daiquiri pie, omit the rum……………………………………

Chocolate Ice Cream
Although most diabetic recipes call for fat-free milk, this tasty pleaser is an exception. It’s important to use whole milk so the ice cream will have enough fat for a creamy texture…………………….

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Homemade Ice Cream Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/18290/desserts/frozen/homemade-ice-cream/

Chocolate Shortbread Cookies

May 7, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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I wanted to pass along a second Diabetic Friendly Dessert Recipe, Chocolate Shortbread Cookies. It’s from the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website so that means its always Diabetic Friendly! It uses Splenda No Calorie Sweetener in place of Sugar. Again you can find this recipe at the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website along with a huge selection of other Diabetic Friendly recipes. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

Just wanted to pass along a second Diabetic Friendly Dessert Recipe, Chocolate Shortbread Cookies. It’s from the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website so that means its always Diabetic Friendly! It uses Splenda No Calorie Sweetener in place of Sugar. Again you can find this recipe at the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website along with a huge selection of other Diabetic Friendly recipes. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

Chocolate Shortbread Cookies
A cookie that is quite simply – heavenly!

Ingredients

1 cup unsalted butter
1/2 cup Splenda No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons Dutch cocoa powder
1 3/4 cups flour
2 tablespoons flour

Directions

1 – Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet or jellyroll pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
2 – Place the butter, Splenda Granulated Sweetener, sugar, vanilla and salt in a medium mixing bowl. Mix, using the paddle attachment of an electric mixer until the mixture is light and creamy (approx. 1-1 1/2 minutes). Add cocoa powder and all the flour. Mix until just blended.
3 – Remove dough from bowl and form into a ball. Place the ball of dough on the parchment lined pan. Roll the dough into a rectangle approx. 6 1/2 inches wide by 11 inches long and 1/4 inch thick. Pierce the surface of the dough with a fork all over. This allows the air to escape during baking preventing air pockets from forming.
4 – Bake in preheated 375 degrees F oven 20-25 minutes, rotating the pan after 10 minutes of baking. Remove shortbread from oven after 20-25 minutes and immediately cut into 24 fingers or rectangles while the shortbread is still warm. If allowed to cool, shortbread will not slice well.

Nutritional Information (Per Serving)
Calories: 120
Calories from Fat: 5
Protein: 1g
Sodium: 25 mg
Cholesterol: 20 mg
Fat: 8g
Saturated Fat: 5g
Dietary Fiber: 1g
Sugars: 2g
Carbohydrates: 10g
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/chocolate-shortbread-cookies

 

Healthy Strawberry Dessert Recipes

April 2, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | 1 Comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Strawberry Dessert Recipes. Get ready for some Delicious and Healthy Strawberry Dessert Recipes with recipes including Strawberry-Mango Nice Cream, Chocolate Covered Strawberry Angel Food Cake, and Mini Angel Food Strawberry Shortcakes. Strawberry Heaven! 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 2020! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Strawberry Dessert Recipes
Find healthy, delicious strawberry dessert recipes including strawberry shortcake. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Strawberry-Mango Nice Cream
This creamy strawberry-mango nice cream is a delicious healthy ice cream alternative. It’s all fruit, dairy-free, vegan and contains no added sugar. And this three-ingredient dessert is super-fast and easy to prep. Serve it as a snack or light dessert on the hottest days of the summer–or any time you want a refreshing treat…………………………………..

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Angel Food Cake
This chocolate angel food cake topped with strawberries and shaved chocolate is an unforgettable dessert. It’s so beautiful, your guests won’t believe you made it yourself………………….

Mini Angel Food Strawberry Shortcakes
These adorable strawberry shortcakes are made with mini angel food cakes. These single-serve desserts are perfect for a picnic or party on a warm summer day………………..

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Strawberry Dessert Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/18301/desserts/fruit/strawberry/

Healthy Mousse Recipes

March 12, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | 1 Comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Mousse Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Mousse Recipes. Find recipes like Lemon Mousse-Topped Gingersnaps, Raspberry Chocolate Mousse, and Chilled Key Lime Mousse. 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 2020! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Mousse Recipes
Find healthy, delicious mousse recipes including chocolate, lemon and raspberry mousse, including gluten-free mousse recipes. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Lemon Mousse-Topped Gingersnaps
Store-bought gingersnap cookies serve as crusts for these scrumptious, low-calorie, lemon mousse bites………………………………..

Raspberry Chocolate Mousse
Chocolate mousse for 115 calories? Yes, please! This healthy dessert recipe is perfect for a special occasion or if you just need a sweet treat. For the fluffiest mousse, make as few gentle strokes with your spatula as possible to fold the egg whites into the chocolate mixture…………………..

Chilled Key Lime Mousse
This refreshing chilled Key lime mousse is a perfect union of cream and foam, tangy lime and soft sweet custard. The method is simple but a little unusual–you make a custard with fresh Key lime juice rather than milk or cream. Key limes, which are about the size of a Ping-Pong ball, are wonderfully fragrant and more acidic than regular limes. They are available all year at well-stocked supermarkets. If you can’t find them, by all means use regular limes………………………

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Mousse Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/18292/desserts/mousse/

Healthy Fruit Smoothie Recipes

March 5, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Fruit Smoothie Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Fruit Smoothie Recipes with Smoothie recipes including Strawberry-Pineapple Smoothie, Chocolate-Banana Protein Smoothie, and Apricot-Peach Smoothie. 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 2020! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Fruit Smoothie Recipes
Find healthy, delicious fruit smoothie recipes including strawberry, mango and banana smoothies. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Strawberry-Pineapple Smoothie
Blend almond milk, strawberry and pineapple for a smoothie that’s so easy you can make it on busy mornings. A bit of almond butter adds richness and filling protein. Freeze some of the almond milk for an extra-icy texture…………………………

Chocolate-Banana Protein Smoothie
Red lentils give this smoothie a plant-based protein boost. To make this smoothie vegan, try using unsweetened coconut beverage or almond milk in place of the dairy milk…………………

Apricot-Peach Smoothie
Puree juicy summer peaches and apricots together in this delicious summer smoothie recipe for a fruity flavor that masks the hidden veggies (sweet carrots) for a healthy breakfast or snack the whole family will love…………………………………

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Fruit Smoothie Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/17955/drinks/smoothies/fruit/

It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday – Chili Mole-Style with Pepper Jack

February 8, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, It's Chili Soups or Stews Saturday | Leave a comment
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This week’s It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday is a recipe for Chili Mole-Style with Pepper Jack. A little something different this week, Mole Style Chili! Spicy Turkey, Beans, and Pepper Jack Cheese with a hint of chocolate. A recipe sure to please the Chili lover’s out there! It’s from the CooksRecipes website, which is loaded with delicious and fantastic recipes! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Chili Mole-Style with Pepper Jack

A spicy ground turkey chili and beans ‘mole-style’, made with a hint of chocolate and served topped with shredded pepper Jack cheese.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 yellow onion, minced
1 large garlic clove, minced
1 pound ground turkey
1 1/4 ounces dry chili seasoning
1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes, undrained
1 (10-ounce) can beef broth
1 cup water
1 (16-ounce) can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
1 tablespoon dark brown sugar, packed
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1 ounce unsweetened chocolate
Hot pepper sauce (optional)
2 2/3 cups shredded Wisconsin Monterey Pepper Jack Cheese

Cooking Directions:
1 – In heavy 4-quart pot, heat olive. Add onion and garlic; sauté 3 to 4 minutes.
2 – Add turkey. Increase heat to medium high. Cook stirring, until turkey is no longer pink.
3 – Mix in chili seasoning. Add tomatoes, broth and water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes.
4 – Stir in beans, sugar, vinegar, and chocolate. Stir until chocolate melts and simmer additional 20 to 30 minutes.
5 – Season with hot pepper sauce to taste.
6 – Ladle chili into 8 bowls and top each with 1/3 cup shredded Monterey Pepper Jack Cheese.
Makes 6 servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/soup/chili_mole-style_with_pepper_jack_recipe.html

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