Pan-Fried Oysters Recipe w/ Roasted Baby Red Potatoes and Roasted Asparagus

September 25, 2017 at 4:55 PM | Posted in oysters, potatoes | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Pan-Fried Oysters Recipe w/ Roasted Baby Red Potatoes and Roasted Asparagus




For Breakfast this morning I made some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns, Heated up some Meijer Diced Ham, fried an Egg Sunnyside Up, and made a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. I made a bed of the Hashbrowns in a bowl and sprinkled some Sargento Reduced Fat Sharp Cheddar Cheese. Next I put the Diced Ham over top the Hash Browns then put the Sunnyside Up Egg on to top it off. Well my hearing is finally starting to coming back! The swelling in right ear is almost completely gone and no more soreness. Sure glad, I was starting to get worried. But hopefully the worst is over. I went to the doctor at 1:30 this afternoon and he said there a vast improvement and I should be fine. So for Dinner tonight I’m having Pan-Fried Oysters Recipe w/ Roasted Baby Red Potatoes and Roasted Asparagus.




I said a while back I was going to start having Oysters more often, and I have been. So anyway to prepare my Fried Oysters I’ll need; 12 large-medium Oysters (shucked), 1 tablespoon Flour, 1/4 cup Egg Beaters, 1 cup Shake and Bake Seasoned Panko Bread Crumbs, Sea Salt and Pepper (to taste), 2 to 3 tablespoons Extra Light Olive Oil. Hot sauce, Seafood Cocktail Sauce are all optional.



I used Hilton’s Fresh Farm Raised Pacific Willapoint Oysters. To prepare them; Place shucked oysters in a colander rinse in cold water and drain. Dredge drained oysters in the Flour, then Egg Beater’s, and then in Panko Crumbs seasoned with Sea Salt and Pepper (coating each oyster thoroughly). Set aside to dry at least 1/2 hour. An easy way to coat the oysters with the Panko Crumbs is to place the Crumbs in a resealable plastic bag, add egg-dipped oysters, seal bag, and then shake.




Next, heat Oil in a frying pan (I like to use my cast-iron frying pan) to 370 degrees F. or until quite hot. Fry oysters until golden brown on one side, then turn over each oysters carefully to brown the other side, approximately 1 to 2 minutes on each side Fry oyster until golden brown and edges are curled. Do not overcook or overcrowd in frying pan. Remove from frying pan and serve immediately. Serve with Lemons Wedges, Tartar Sauce, Cocktail Sauce and/or your favorite hot sauce. I served mine with some Tarter Sauce with a side of my favorite hot sauce Frank’s Hot Sauce. I don’t know why I don’t have these more often! They’re so delicious, golden brown, and with an incredible fresh flavor.



For one side I prepared some Roasted Baby Red Potatoes. Preheated the oven on 400 degrees. Next, I washed and scrubbed the Potatoes off. To prepare them I needed; 1 tablespoon Extra Light Olive Oil, Dried Rosemary, Dried Thyme, McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley. I start by heating up a Cast Iron Skillet on medium heat and as that’s heating up I cut the Baby Red Potatoes in half. Combined all ingredients in a large bowl and added the Potatoes. Toss to coat Potatoes and added them to the Skillet. Fry them about 4-5 minutes and transfer the Skillet to the oven, for about 15 – 20 minutes until they are fork tender. This is why I love using Cast Iron Skillets, from the stove to the oven, and then an easy clean up.


For another side I prepared some Roasted Asparagus. I love pairing Asparagus with Potatoes! To prepare it I’ll need; 1 bunch of Purple Asparagus (fibrous bases removed), 1 Tablespoon of Crumbled Bacon or Bacon Bits, Ground Garlic Salt, Sea Salt, Freshly Ground Black Pepper, and 1 tbsp Extra Light Olive Oil. To prepare it is easy; Preheat the oven to 400F. Place asparagus in a baking tray sheet. Add the bacon, garlic salt, salt, pepper, and olive oil and toss to coat. Bake for 12 minutes. Remove from oven. Cool a couple of minutes and serve! Comes out tender and delicious!




I also baked a slice of New York Bakery Lite Texas Toast, It’s fewer calories, carbs, and fat than normal Texas Toast. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.




Pan-Fried Oysters Recipe:


12 large-medium Oysters, shucked
1 tablespoon Flour
1 Eggs, beaten or 1/4 cup egg Beater’s
1 cup Shake and Bake Seasoned Panko Bread Crumbs
Sea Salt and Pepper, to taste
2 to 3 tablespoons Extra Light Olive Oil
Lemon Wedges, optional
Hot sauce, optional
Seafood Cocktail Sauce, optional


Place shucked oysters in a colander to drain.

1 – Dip drained oysters in flour, then beaten eggs, shake off excess, and in panko crumbs seasoned with salt and pepper (coating each oyster thoroughly). Set aside to dry at least 1/2 hour. NOTE: An easy way to coat the oysters with the panko crumbs is to place the crumbs in a resealable plastic bag, add egg-dipped oysters, seal bag, and then shake.

2 – Heat canola oil in a frying pan (I like to use my cast-iron frying pan) to 370 degrees F. or until quite hot.

3 – Fry oysters until golden brown on one side, then turn over each oysters carefully to brown the other side, approximately 1 to 2 minutes on each side Fry oyster until golden brown and edges are curled. Do not overcook or overcrowd in frying pan. Remove from frying pan and serve immediately.

Serve with Lemons Wedges, Tartar Sauce, Cocktail Sauce and/or your favorite hot sauce.

Makes 2 servings.

Oysters are naturally high in many essential vitamins and minerals including protein, iron, omega 3 fatty acids, calcium, zinc, and vitamin C.



Hilton’s Fresh Farm Raised Pacific Willapoint Oysters

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Hilton’s oysters are plump, juicy and full of flavor making them superb for cooking purposes in stews, pan fried, casseroles and turkey stuffing during the Holidays plus many more recipes.

Available year around
Low in fat, calories and cholesterol
Fast and easy to prepare
High in protein, iron, omega 3 fatty acids, zinc and vitamin C
All natural
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Fresh Pacific Small Willapoint Oysters


One of America’s Favorites – Shortcake

September 25, 2017 at 5:03 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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Shortcake is a sweet cake or biscuit (in the American sense: that is, a crumbly bread that has been leavened with baking powder or baking soda).

Shortcake is typically made with flour, sugar, baking powder or soda, salt, butter, milk or cream, and sometimes eggs. The dry ingredients are blended, and then the butter is cut in until the mixture resembles cornmeal. The liquid ingredients are then mixed in just until moistened, resulting in a shortened dough. The dough is then dropped in spoonfuls onto a baking sheet, rolled and cut like baking powder biscuits, or poured into a cake pan, depending on how wet the dough is and the baker’s preferences. Then it is baked at a relatively high temperature until set.


An image of a strawberry shortcake

Strawberry shortcake
The most famous dessert made with shortcake is strawberry shortcake. Sliced strawberries are mixed with sugar and allowed to sit an hour or so, until the strawberries have surrendered a great deal of their juices (macerated). The shortcakes are split and the bottoms are covered with a layer of strawberries, juice, and whipped cream, typically flavored with sugar and vanilla. The top is replaced, and more strawberries and whipped cream are added onto the top. Some convenience versions of shortcake are not made with a shortcake (i.e. biscuit) at all, but instead use a base of sponge cake or sometimes a corn muffin. Japanese-style strawberry shortcakes use a sponge cake base, and are a popular Christmas treat in Japan.

The largest strawberry shortcake ever made was in the town of La Trinidad, Benguet in the Philippines on March 20, 2004. It weighed 21,213.40 lb.

Though strawberry is the most widely known shortcake dessert, peach shortcake, blueberry shortcake, chocolate shortcake and other similar desserts are made along similar lines. It is also common to see recipes where the shortcake itself is flavored; coconut is a common addition.


Though today’s shortcakes are usually of the biscuit or sponge-cake variety, earlier American recipes called for pie crust in rounds or broken-up pieces, which was a variety still being enjoyed in the 21st century, particularly in the South.

The first strawberry shortcake recipe appeared in an English cookbook as early as 1588, according to Driscoll’s berry growers. By 1850, strawberry shortcake was a well-known biscuit and fruit dessert served hot with butter and sweetened cream. In the United States, strawberry shortcake parties were held as celebrations of the summer fruit harvest. This tradition is upheld in some parts of the United States on June 14, which is Strawberry Shortcake Day. It wasn’t until 1910 that French pastry chefs replaced the topping with heavy whipped cream.



“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – VEGETABLE SOUP WITH SHIRATAKI AND EDAMAME

September 25, 2017 at 5:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is – VEGETABLE SOUP WITH SHIRATAKI AND EDAMAME. You’ll be using the Skinny Noodles Spinach Fettuccine (shirataki noodles). The recipe is from the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website and Magazine. The Diabetic Gourmet site has a huge selection of Healthy and Diabetic Friendly recipes so be sure to check it out today! Plus don’t forget to subscribe to the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine. Enjoy and Eat Healthy!




1 (8 oz) package Skinny Noodles Spinach Fettuccine (shirataki noodles), drained, rinsed, cut to 4


inch pieces, and set aside
4 cup vegetable broth
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 cup chopped carrots
1 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup shelled edamame
1/2 cup chopped onion
Salt and pepper to taste


Pour broth in a pot and add all ingredients except Skinny Noodles Spinach Fettuccine.
Bring to a boil; lower heat and cook for 5-10 minutes until vegetables are fork tender.
Add Skinny Noodles, and cook for another 5-7 minutes.
Add salt and pepper to taste and serve hot.

Recipe Yield: Makes 4 servings

Calories: 62
Fat: 1 grams
Fiber: 4 grams
Protein: 3 grams
Carbohydrates: 11 grams

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

September 25, 2017 at 5:01 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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When making French Toast……….


For crispy French toast, add a touch of cornstarch to the egg mixture. Thank you to Bray for passing this hint along!

Fried Walleye w/ Cut Italian Beans and Italian Pasta Salad

September 24, 2017 at 5:07 PM | Posted in fish | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Walleye w/ Cut Italian Beans and Italian Pasta Salad



For Breakfast on this Sunday Morning I toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin and Poached an Egg. Served the Poached Egg on top of 1/2 of the Muffin. I also had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Beautiful morning out today, about 65 degrees and sunny. The day was sunny and a high of 90 degrees. Mom went to Church and I stayed home to watch Dad. We have to do almost everything for him now and his Dementia seems to be getting worse. Not complaining though at least he’s home with us. Did some laundry and cleaned the house. I still have no hearing in my right ear, starting to get worried. I go back to the doctor Monday afternoon. For Dinner tonight I prepared Fried Walleye w/ Cut Italian Beans and Italian Pasta Salad, also heated up a bag of Cauliflower and opened up a can of Del Monte Peach Slices.


While at Meijer yesterday I seen they had some more of those beautiful looking Walleye Fillets they had just got in and just couldn’t pass them up, I bought 3 Fillets. I rinsed them off in cold water, sliced into smaller pieces, and put them in a sealed plastic bag in the fridge until ready to use today.





To prepare them I seasoned them with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Black Pepper Medley. Put the fillets in a Hefty Plastic Bag and added some Progresso Italian Style Bread Crumbs, sealed the bag and shook till the fillet was well coated. I then fried them in Extra Light Olive Oil on medium heat, about 4 minutes per side till golden brown! I love Walleye, as I do most Fish. Walleye is so meaty and has such a fresh flavor!




For one side dish I heated a can of Allens Cut Italian Green Beans. To prepare them just empty the can into a small sauce pan and simmer until heated. I love the taste of these, just season with a bit of Sea Salt and it’s ready! Love all Beans! Also added a Bag of Cauliflower. Comes in a Steam – Microwave Bag.





Also to go with my Walleye I prepared a box of Hidden Valley Pasta Salad – Homestyle Italian. It comes packaged with the Pasta and the Seasoning Packets. I added Sliced Black and Green Olives, Vinegar, and Extra Light Olive Oil. To prepare it; I will need: 2 tbsp. vinegar. 1/4 cup vegetable oil. Pour the pasta into 5-quart saucepan 2/3 full of boiling water. Gently boil uncovered for 11 minutes, stirring occasionally. Mix the vinegar with contents of seasoning packet. Stir well. Next add the oil and stir well again. Drain the pasta. Rinse with cold water; drain well. Stir pasta into the seasoning mixture. I then added the sliced Black Olives and sliced Green Olives. And it’s ready to serve!Excellent Seasoning, a perfect Pasta Salad.




Hidden Valley® Homestyle Italian Pasta Salad.
Rotini pasta and zesty Italian seasoning mix with real herbs.

Per 1/2 cup as packaged:
170 calories.
0g sat fat, 0% DV.
410mg sodium, 17% DV.
5g sugars.

Enriched Plain/Spinach/Tomato Rotini (Durum Wheat Semolina, Tomato Solids, Dried Spinach, Iron, Niacin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Sugar, Salt, less than 2% of: Natural Flavors (Milk, Soy), Spices, Dried Garlic, Dried Red Bell Pepper, Paprika, Basil, Dried Onion, Oregano, Honey, Xanthan Gum.

Healthy Apple Recipes

September 24, 2017 at 5:23 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its – Our Top Healthy Recipes for Apples. Delicious and Healthy Meal and Dessert Apple Recipes! Delicious recipes like; Apple Cupcakes with Cinnamon-Marshmallow Frosting, Apple Puffed Oven Pancake, and Apple-and-Leek-Stuffed Pork Tenderloin. Find these and more all at the EatingWell Website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy!


Our Top Healthy Recipes for Apples
From apple pie recipes to apple sauce recipes, our best apple recipes.


Apple Cupcakes with Cinnamon-Marshmallow Frosting
Shredded apple replaces some of the oil and keeps the cake moist in these cinnamon-spiked cupcakes. There is a generous amount of fluffy marshmallow frosting to mound or pipe on top for a festive look. Be sure to frost them right after you make the frosting–it stiffens as it stands and becomes more difficult to spread……


Apple Puffed Oven Pancake
Apple pie spice is a blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves or ginger. If you don’t have any on hand, you can substitute cinnamon and a dash of cloves in the recipe…….


Apple-and-Leek-Stuffed Pork Tenderloin
Stuff pork tenderloin with apple and leek to take it from ordinary to elegant. Our easy method of tying the roast together keeps the filling inside while you brown and roast it. We use applejack, brandy made from apple cider, for depth of flavor in the pan sauce, but you can use 1/2 cup cider if you prefer……


* Click the link below to get all the – Our Top Healthy Recipes for Apples

Soup Special of the Day!……..Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

September 24, 2017 at 5:23 AM | Posted in soup, Soup Special of the Day | Leave a comment
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This week’s Soup Special of the Day is – Chicken and Wild Rice Soup. Thank you to Franks for passing this recipe along. Enjoy and Eat Healthy!

Chicken and Wild Rice Soup
Recipe Ingredients:

1 (6-ounce) box long-grain and wild rice mix, prepared according to package directions
1 tablespoon extra light olive oil
2 (about 8 ounces total) boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, chopped
1 cup thinly sliced carrot
2 cups (8 ounces) sliced fresh mushrooms
1 1/4 cups (1 medium) chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
3 3/4 cups chicken broth, (two 14.5-ounce cans)
1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon, crushed
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 (12-ounce) can Nestle Carnation Evaporated Milk
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons dry white wine
Green onions

Cooking Directions:

1 – Heat oil in large saucepan. Add chicken, carrots, mushrooms, onion and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are tender and chicken is no longer pink.
2 – Add rice, broth, tarragon, thyme, parsley flakes; bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
3 – Combine small amount of evaporated milk and cornstarch in small bowl; stir until smooth. Add to saucepan with remaining evaporated milk and wine. Cook, stirring occasionally, until soup is thickened.
4 – Garnish with Green Onions
Makes 6 servings.

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

September 24, 2017 at 5:22 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments
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Wrap bunches of Grapes loosely in newsprint, and keep them in the dark. For a tasty treat, freeze whole grapes and snack on them straight from the freezer.

Baked BBQ Chicken Wings, Celery Sticks, and Garlic Herb Potatoes

September 23, 2017 at 5:16 PM | Posted in chicken, potatoes | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Baked BBQ Chicken Wings, Celery Sticks, and Garlic Herb Potatoes


Feeling a lot better today! I even got a full night’s sleep. Almost all the swelling on my right ear area is gone but my hearing isn’t quite back all the way though. With feeling better I’m back to solid food. So for Breakfast I prepared some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns, Meijer Diced Ham, 1 Egg Sunny Side Up, and a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. The Hash Browns, Ham, and Egg make a perfect Breakfast Bowl! After Breakfast I headed to Meijer to do some grocery shopping. Back home gave Mom a hand with the laundry and some house cleaning. Got the cart out for a bit. Watched some College Football then the rest of the day. For Dinner tonight I prepared Baked BBQ Chicken Wings, Celery Sticks, and Garlic Herb Potatoes.


At Meijer I bought a bag of Meijer Brand BBQ Chicken Wings. First time trying this brand Wings. Mom and Dad had been wanting some Wings so that’s what we are having for Dinner. The Wings come frozen and already Seasoned.





To prepare them I preheated the oven on 375 degrees. Then got a large baking sheet, lined it with foil and sprayed the foil with Pam Cooking Spray. Lined the Wings up in the pan and when the oven was ready I baked them. for about 27 minutes. Pulled them from the oven and let them sit for 3 minutes and served! The Wings were excellent! They were nice size and the Seasoning and BBQ Sauce was spot on. Served it with Celery Sticks along with Litehouse Lite Blue Cheese Dressing.




For a side Dad wanted some Potatoes so I picked up a package of Little Potato Company Garlic and Herb Potatoes. They come in a tin, ready for the oven container. Preheated the oven to 450 and sat the container on a small baking sheet. It comes with a Seasoning Packet of Garlic and Herb. I first brushed the Potatoes with Extra Light Olive Oil and then Seasoned them with Seasoning Packet. Baked the for 45 minutes. The Potatoes came out perfect. Really enjoyed the Seasoning on them. Served them with a side of Daisy Light Sour Cream. Wings, Celery, and Potatoes for Dinner tonight! For a Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.




Little Potato Company Grilled Potatoes – Garlic Herb

This heavenly garlic herb flavor is enclosed in a new and attractive packaging design, yet still filled with the fresh Creamer potatoes you’ve come to love! We are giving you a healthier way to enjoy the delicious flavor, with a few small improvements to our seasoning packages:

– all natural ingredients, forget the artificial flavors and colors, you won’t find them here!
– reduced sodium levels
– lower sugar levels

As always, the Garlic Herb flavor is:

– gluten-free
– allergen-free
– fat-free
– cholesterol-free
– Vegan

That’s right, we’ve created a healthy blend to provide you with a sensational flavor experience that’s not only convenient, but also natural and good for you and your family.

Look for it in your produce section today!

Classic steakhouse comes alive in the Garlic Herb flavor. A colorful mix of red and yellow Creamer potatoes is roasted in a mouth-watering blend of roasted garlic, sweet onions and fragrant rustic herbs.

Just open the package, add the included seasoning, splash a little oil and roast for 30 minutes in the oven or on the barbecue. Perfectly grilled Creamers have never been easier!

Be sure to mix it up and try our other delicious flavors Onion Medley and Barbecue Blend.

In three easy steps, you have perfectly roasted and seasoned potatoes!
Preheat grill to medium-high or oven to 450° F.

1. Simply remove the cardboard sleeve, seasoning pack and plastic film.

2. Add the seasoning pack contents and 2 tbsp of oil to tray. Toss until well coated.

3. Place uncovered tray on grill or in oven. Cook for 30 – 45 minutes* or until tender, stirring occasionally. Serve and enjoy!

Tip: If potatoes look dry during cooking, turn down heat and add 2 tbsp. of water.
Nutritional Information
Serving Size
Per Serving % Daily Value*
Calories 80 0 %
Fat 0 g 0%
Saturated + Trans 0 g 0%
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 220 mg 9%
Potassium 520 mg 15%
Carbohydrate 18 g 6%
Fibre 2 g 8%
Sugars 2 g
Protein 2 g

Meanwhile back at the SayersBrook Bison Ranch…….Elk Stew Meat

September 23, 2017 at 5:38 AM | Posted in SayersBrook Ranch | Leave a comment
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This week from the SayersBrook Bison Ranch website (} its Elk Stewing Meat in 1 lb. packages (2 packs in an order). Elk is tender, delicious, and healthier than Beef. Stew like you’ve never had! You choose from several different cuts of Elk at the SayersBrook site. Besides Elk you can also find Bison, Wild Boar, Rabbit, Ostrich, Ham, and Chicken products. Also check out all their great recipes. Now more on the Elk Stew Meat. Enjoy and Eat Healthy!


Elk Stewing Meat in 1 lb. packages. 2 packs in an order.

Now that winter is on its way, elk stew is a hearty tasty dinner to warm up your insides and give you energy for all those wintery activities. So easy to cook especially in a crockpot. If you don’t own a crockpot, it’s great on the stove top too. Elk meat is a very lean meat. Sayersbrook has organic elk meat with NO hormones, NO antibiotics, NO steroids or any other chemicals added. Just all natural, delicious cuts of lean elk meat.





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