Kitchen Hint of the Day!

May 10, 2020 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Buying fresh Clams………………………

All clams should have an ocean-fresh aroma, and closed shells. Give any open-shelled clams a tap, and if they don’t shut, discard the clam (soft-shelled clams will stay slightly open; thanks to their long neck, they can’t close completely).

Healthy Chowder Recipes

May 9, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Chowder Recipes. Find Delicious and Healthy Chowder Recipes with recipes like Broccoli-Cheddar-Chicken Chowder, New England Clam Chowder, and Tilapia Corn Chowder. The Chowder is on! 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 Chowder Recipes
Find healthy, delicious chowder recipes including clam, fish and seafood and corn chowder. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Broccoli-Cheddar-Chicken Chowder
In this healthy broccoli-Cheddar-chicken chowder recipe, heavy cream is replaced with milk and flour-thickened chicken broth and we keep sodium amounts reasonable with lower-sodium broth. By making your own homemade creamy broccoli, Cheddar and chicken chowder, you’ll save up to 300 calories, 20 grams of saturated fat and 500 milligrams of sodium per serving compared to many store-bought or restaurant chowders………………….

New England Clam Chowder
Chopped clams, aromatic vegetables and creamy potatoes blended with low-fat milk and just a half cup of cream gives this chunky New England-style clam chowder plenty of rich body. Serve with oyster crackers and a tossed salad to make it a meal………………………..

Tilapia Corn Chowder
This light soup is a great way to slip fresh corn (and tilapia, of course!) into your late-summer menu. Make it a meal: Enjoy with a mixed green salad and oyster crackers…………………………

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Chowder Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/18202/soup/chowder/

Healthy Chowder Recipes

March 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 Chowder Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Chowder Recipes with recipes including Manhattan Crab Chowder, New England Clam Chowder, and Broccoli-Cheddar-Chicken Chowder. Chowder Comfort Foods! 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 Chowder Recipes
Find healthy, delicious chowder recipes including clam, fish and seafood and corn chowder. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Manhattan Crab Chowder
Manhattan chowder is the red kind, made with disease-fighting lycopene-rich tomatoes. This version substitutes crab for the clams. To make it cook faster, take your time to finely dice the vegetables. We call for convenient canned crushed tomatoes, but you only need 2 cups; store leftover tomatoes in an airtight container for 1 week in the refrigerator or months in the freezer. Then take them out to toss into other soups or sauces–you can’t go wrong with adding tomatoes, from a heart-health perspective! All you need is crusty bread or oyster crackers and a tossed salad and you’ve got dinner…………………………………….

New England Clam Chowder
Chopped clams, aromatic vegetables and creamy potatoes blended with low-fat milk and just a half cup of cream gives this chunky New England-style clam chowder plenty of rich body. Serve with oyster crackers and a tossed salad to make it a meal………………………………..

Broccoli-Cheddar-Chicken Chowder
In this healthy broccoli-Cheddar-chicken chowder recipe, heavy cream is replaced with milk and flour-thickened chicken broth and we keep sodium amounts reasonable with lower-sodium broth. By making your own homemade creamy broccoli, Cheddar and chicken chowder, you’ll save up to 300 calories, 20 grams of saturated fat and 500 milligrams of sodium per serving compared to many store-bought or restaurant chowders…………………………………….

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Chowder Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/18202/soup/chowder/

Baked Clam Strips/Whole Grain Mac and Cheese and Baked Multi Grain Bread Loaf

February 20, 2020 at 6:40 PM | Posted in Clams, Mac and Cheese, seafood | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Baked Clam Strips/Whole Grain Mac and Cheese and Baked Multi Grain Bread Loaf

 

 

Just a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea for Breakfast. 17 degrees this morning and 31 for a high and mostly cloudy out today. I struggled overnight with Phantom Pains. They were bad through out the night. They started about 10:00 last night and continued to almost 10:00 this morning! So little to no sleep or rest. I went back to bed about 11:00 this afternoon and rested and slept till almost 4:00 this afternoon. I needed it! I wanted a good hot meal that was easy to prepare. I went with Baked Clam Strips/Whole Grain Mac and Cheese and Baked Multi Grain Bread Loaf. Couldn’t get much easier!

 

 

For the Clam Strips; I had bought a box of Sea Best Oven Ready Breaded Clam Strips at Meijer last week and had it in the freezer. To prepare them; I first preheat the oven to 425°F. Remove breaded clams strips from package and arrange in single layer on a foil lined baking sheet. Placed the sheet on middle rack of oven and baked for 15 minutes until they were golden brown and internal temperature reached 145°F. These made one good Clam Strip Meal! They browned up perfect and they had just the right amount of Breading. I’ll be buying more of these for sure.

 

 

 

To go with these Delicious Clam Strips I prepared a cup of Kraft 50% Whole Grain Mac and Cheese. They come in a microwavable plastic container. To prepare it just remove the lid, add water and stir, microwave for 3 1/2 minutes, and stir in the packet of cheese sauce. And you have your Mac and Cheese! Another nice item to have in the pantry. Easy to prepare, nothing like good old-fashioned Kraft Mac and Cheese! Container makes 1 serving. Love these Kraft Mac and Cheese! For Dessert/Snack later tonight a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn along with a Coke Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sea Best Oven Ready Breaded Clam Strips
Hand-Shucked Clams, Lightly Breaded
Sea Best hand-shucked clam strips are sweet and mild flavored with a texture that fries up crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.

Individually Quick Frozen Hand Shucked
COOKING INSTRUCTIONS
PAN FRY OR DEEP FRY

Do not thaw. Cook from frozen.
Simple Preparation Instructions: For best taste and texture, pan fry or deep fry the clam strips.

Oven:
1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Remove breaded clams strips from package and arrange in single layer on baking sheet.
2. Place sheet on middle rack of oven and back for 14-16 minutes until golden brown and internal temperature reaches 145°F.
Fry:
1. Preheat fryer to 350°F. Remove breaded clam strips from package and place in fryer.
2. Fry for 1-1 1/2 minutes until golden brown and internal temperature reaches 145°F.

CAUTION: Contents will be hot. Heating times are approximate. They will vary due to the make, model and temperature calibration of your stove or fryer.
https://www.seabest.com/product-detail.php?id=42

 

 

Kraft Macaroni and Cheese Dinner
Whole Grain Original Flavor 4-2.0 oz Micro Cups

Get ready to drown into a mighty pool of cheese and cream with Kraft Easy Mac Whole Grain Original Flavor Macaroni and Cheese Dinner; dipped in extravagant cheesy sauce. Crafted with care from USA for the people who are in love with extra cheese. Once you start eating, you will not be able to resist this thick and cheezy meal.

Love at First Healthy Bite It’s rich in taste with velvety cream and lip-licking cheese to appease your undying cravings for a cheesy – creamy bite. The pleasing fragrance in the air will magnetize you to your seat until you gobble up every last portion. So what are you waiting for? Grab a box and satisfy your cravings now!
https://www.kraftmacandcheese.com/product/00021000035861/kraft-macaroni-cheese-dinner-whole-grain-original-flavor-4-20-oz-microcups

Healthy Shellfish Recipes

February 1, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Shellfish Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Shellfish Recipes with recipes including Honey Walnut Shrimp, Lobster Bisque, and Crab-Stuffed Mushrooms. Some fantastic Seafood Recipes! Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Shellfish Recipes
Find healthy, delicious shellfish recipes including crab, shrimp and lobster. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Honey Walnut Shrimp
We gave a healthy spin to this popular takeout favorite. Walnuts are given a brown sugar coating that pairs nicely with sweet and savory shrimp. Serve the shrimp with rice and steamed veggies to make it a full, healthy meal. This ultra-quick dinner recipe is sure to become a new weeknight favorite…………………………………..

Lobster Bisque
The secret to this richly flavored lobster bisque recipe lies in the shells from the lobster tail that get pureed into the soup itself. This is one appetizer soup that will really wow your guests! Be sure to strain the soup through a fine-mesh sieve twice to get the traditional smooth, creamy texture……………………………….

Crab-Stuffed Mushrooms
This crab-stuffed mushroom recipe is perfect for Christmas, New Year’s Eve and other holiday parties or any other time you need a quick and easy appetizer. The filling is light and fresh thanks to hearts of palm, a tender vegetable with a mild flavor (similar to artichokes) that doesn’t mask the rich, sweet flavor of fresh crabmeat………………………………

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Shellfish Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/22780/ingredients/fish-seafood/shellfish/

January 21, 2020 is New England Clam Chowder Day

January 21, 2020 at 11:58 PM | Posted in seafood | Leave a comment
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January 21, 2020 is New England Clam Chowder Day

It’s New England Clam Chowder Day! Chowders originated in fishing villages on the coast of France in the 16th century. Back then any kind of fish chowder was considered a poor man’s dish. Most recipes called for salt pork and biscuits, which were both part of a standard sailor’s ration. Today, we’ve substituted the biscuits (also known as hardtack) for salty crackers!

There are many different varieties of clam chowder including New England, Manhattan, Rhode Island, Down East, and Outer Banks. New England clam chowder is made with milk or cream, and the use of tomatoes is frowned upon. In fact, in 1939 the state of Maine made it illegal to put tomatoes in clam chowder!

Celebrate this great culinary tradition and enjoy a bowl of delicious chowder in honor of New England Clam Chowder Day!
https://www.punchbowl.com/holidays/2020/1/21/new-england-clam-chowder-day

Low-Calorie Fall Recipes

November 23, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Low-Calorie Fall Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Low-Calorie Fall Recipes with recipes including Slow-Cooker Clam Chowder, Rib Roast with Dijon-Sour Cream Sauce, and Apple-Cranberry Cobbler. Find these delicious Fall recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Also you can subscribe to one of my favorite Magazines, the EatingWell Magazine. Each issue full of healthy tips and healthy recipes. So Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Low-Calorie Fall Recipes
Find healthy, delicious low-calorie fall recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Slow-Cooker Clam Chowder
Plan to make this slow-cooker chowder recipe when you have a busy day at work. Put in just a few minutes of prep in the morning and you’ll be rewarded with a hearty clam chowder come dinnertime…………….

Rib Roast with Dijon-Sour Cream Sauce
This classic rib roast is seasoned with rosemary and marjoram and served with an incredibly simple—yet divine—mustard and sour cream sauce……………..

Apple-Cranberry Cobbler
Topped with a crunchy, low-fat granola, this warm, fruity cobbler recipe is loaded with apples, cranberries and spices. It serves 2 and can be on the table in just 40 minutes………….

* Click the link below to get all the Low-Calorie Fall Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/20161/low-calorie/seasons/fall/

Ohio Festivals September 20-22, 2019

September 17, 2019 at 7:10 AM | Posted in Festivals | Leave a comment
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September 20-22, 2019 Oktoberfest Zinzinnati – Cincinnati, Ohio
Oktoberfest Zinzinnati, presented by Sam Adams, is the largest Oktoberfest celebration in the country. More than half-a-million herren und frauen will converge on a six-block area of Fifth Street to eat, sing, mingle, sport lederhosen, listen to polka music, try to speak German and perform the Chicken Dance! Seven stages showcasing continuous live German music and more than 30 food vendors serving close to 200 dishes. And more than 1,300 barrels of beer, or 1.6 million ounces, are consumed each year at Oktoberfest, the approximate capacity of a small microbrewery. Attendance: 500,000.
http://www.oktoberfestzinzinnati.com/

 

September 21, 2019 Firehouse Clam and Steak Extravaganza
Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio
‘Firehouse Clam Bake & Food Extravaganza’ Live music! Old Firehouse Winery, Geneva-on-the-Lake.
http://www.oldfirehousewinery.com/

 

September 21-22, 2019 Preble County Pork Festival – Eaton, Ohio
Always 3rd full weekend in September. Entertainment, exhibits, food, parade and more! Every year the festival is packed with thing to do and see. It lasts all weekend long because there is simply too much to cram into one day! But if there’s one things everyone agrees on, it’s that the food is always out-of-sight awesome! Over the course of the weekend, a lot of people eat a lot of pork.
https://www.porkfestival.org/

Seafood Night – Stuffed Clams, Broiled Lobster Tails w/ and Sliced New Potatoes and Mini Ears of Sweet Corn

September 7, 2019 at 6:22 PM | Posted in potatoes, seafood | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Seafood Night – Stuffed Clams, Broiled Lobster Tails w/ and Sliced New Potatoes and Mini Ears of Sweet Corn

 

 

 

Just a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea for Breakfast. Almost a Fall day around here. It was around 54 degrees this morning and a high of 74 degrees. I guess it won’t be long. Got the cart out early and finished up some yard work. Then after Lunch it was all College Football watching! Love my Football! For Dinner tonight it’s Seafood Night – Stuffed Clams, Broiled Lobster Tails w/ and Sliced New Potatoes and Mini Ears of Sweet Corn.

 

 

 

 

Mom had been wanting Lobster Tail so I purchased a package of 2 Lobster Tails and Stuffed Clams fresh from the Seafood Department at Kroger. I purchased the Stuffed Clams from the Seafood Department at Kroger yesterday. They are Matlaw Stuffed Clams (Brand) that they carry in the Seafood Case. We have these every so often and love having them! For the Stuffed Clams I preheated the oven on 425 degrees. Lined a small baking sheet with foil and placed the Clams on it. I sprinkled some Sea Salt on them and a drizzle of Lemon Juice. When the oven was ready I baked the Clams until heated through, about 25 minutes. Meaty and seasoned just right, with a side of Louisiana Remoulade Sauce. It’s the perfect dip for all Seafood.

 

 

I bought the Lobster Tails from Kroger Seafood Department yesterday, package of 2. To make the Broiled Lobster Tails I’ll need; 2 lobster tails, 1/2 cup salted butter melted, 1 teaspoon minced garlic, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, and 1 large lemon or lemon juice.

 

 

 

 

 

Then to prepare the Lobster; I first turned on the broiler and let it preheat. Next I grabbed some kitchen shears to slice open the lobster tail lengthwise to expose the meat inside. Placed them on a small, ungreased baking sheet that I lined with foil. Then in a small bowl, whisk together melted butter, garlic, salt, and pepper. Drizzled that over the lobster exposed lobster meat.

 

 

 

 

 

Placed the baking sheet 6 inches beneath broiler and let broil until the meat was no longer translucent, about 9 minutes. Watch them closely so not to overcook them. Serve immediately with lemon wedges or squeeze lemon juice over lobster meat just before eating. Then just Enjoy! These came out so good. Fantastic flavor and the lobster meat was tender. Got to have these again, been too long!

 

 

 

 

 

For one side I heated up a can of Del Monte Sliced New Potatoes. I use a lot of Del Monte Vegetable Products, always delicious and store a lot longer than fresh Vegetables. To prepare them I emptied the can into a small sauce pan. Heated it on medium heat until heated through.

 

 

 

 

 

 

For another side dish I boiled some Green Giant Mini Ears of Sweet Corn. It’s frozen Mini Ears of Sweet Corn and you just boil for 10 minutes and you have some of the Sweetest Corn you can find! For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Coke Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Matlaw’s Stuffed Clams
Set Sail for Something Different for Dinner Tonight!

It’s the dreaded question, “What’s for dinner tonight?” Instead of reaching for another steak, pork chop, or that old standby, chicken nuggets for the kids, set sail for something different: a bounty of delicious options from under the sea.

With families today looking for healthier and more flavorful meal options than ever before, seafood lovers young and old will enjoy discovering new items in the frozen seafood section that are convenient, affordable and tasty. That’s why, Matlaw’s, creator of America’s #1 Seafood Appetizer, has introduced a full line of products that the whole family will love.

From classic New England Style, Bacon and Cheese, Chorizo or Chili Lime Stuffed Clams served in a natural clam shell; to Crispy Original, Barbecue, or Coconut Popcorn Shrimp; and Southwest Tortilla Breaded Cod, Jalapeño Breaded Cod, or Pubstyle Battered Cod, these exciting new flavor combinations are sure to have family members asking for more every night of the week.

For many families the Stuffed Clams have become a favorite. Each natural clamshell is filled with a delectable matlawsbreadcrumb stuffing with clams, green and red peppers, and delicate spices, and individually frozen to insure freshness and flavor. They’re great on the grill and so easy to prepare. Instead of turning on the oven and heating up the kitchen, simply wrap in a foil “boat” and place right on the grill on medium heat for 25 minutes. Pair with a crunchy green salad and top with butter and lemon, (or a dash of hot sauce for the truly adventurous), is all it takes to satisfy the family.

With Matlaw’s it couldn’t be easier to serve up a seafood feast at dinner time, lunch time or party time too. Discover even more recipes, tasty food pairing suggestions, menu recommendations, special offers, coupons and more at http://www.Matlaws.com/setsail.com

Kitchen Hint of the Day

August 27, 2019 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Clam up……………………..

The most effective way to get rid of sand and grit from clams is to soak them in water with a bit of cornmeal stirred in. It irritates the clams, and they expel the sand while trying to eliminate the cornmeal.

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