Halloween Treat Recipe – Tombstone Sandwiches

October 14, 2017 at 5:42 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
Tags: , , , , , , , ,

From the vaults of the CooksRecipes website its Tombstone Sandwiches. The Bread is trimmed into the shape of Tombstones with various ingredients. You can find this recipe along with a huge selection of recipes at the CooksRecipes website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

 

Tombstone Sandwiches

For a ghoulish treat, these small sandwiches stand upright on a graveyard of cream cheese covered in creepy cabbage. They are hauntingly delicious!

Recipe Ingredients:

2 cups diced cooked chicken
1 cup diced celery (2 stalks)
1/2 cup diced green apple
3 slices bacon, crisp cooked, drained, and crumbled
1/2 cup dairy sour cream
1 cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
2 tablespoons lemon juice
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
28 slices firm whole wheat and/or rye bread, trimmed into tombstone shapes
1 (8-ounce) container whipped cream cheese
Finely chopped toasted pecans
Purple kale

Cooking Directions:

1 – In a large bowl, combine chicken, celery, apple, and bacon.
2 – In a medium bowl, stir together sour cream, mayonnaise, and lemon juice. Add to chicken mixture; stir to coat. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Cover; chill for 2 to 24 hours.
3 – To make tombstone sandwiches, spread chicken salad on half of the bread tombstones. Top with remaining bread tombstones . Spread the edges of sandwiches with cream cheese and roll edges in pecans to coat. Use cream cheese to stick tombstones to plate. Add purple kale for a creepy groundcover.
Makes 14 tombstones.

http://www.cooksrecipes.com/holiday/tombstone_sandwiches_recipe.html

Advertisements

Pumpkin Cookies with Cream Cheese Icing

October 6, 2017 at 11:10 AM | Posted in dessert | Leave a comment
Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

It’s the season for Tricks and Treats! This recipe is a real Treat – Pumpkin Cookies with Cream Cheese Icing. There’s different versions of this online. I found this one on an email from the Kroger – My Magazine.

Pumpkin Cookies with Cream Cheese Icing
These light and moist cookies have a perfect cake-like texture that’s sure to please.

INGREDIENTS

COOKIES
1 Tbsp. orange zest
½ cup packed brown sugar
¾ cup unsalted butter
½ cup canned pumpkin purée
1 egg yolk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2¼ cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
½ tsp. salt
ICING
¼ cup butter, softened
4 oz. cream cheese, softened
3 cups confectioners’ sugar, divided
1 tsp. vanilla
1 Tbsp. milk
Orange and green tinted sugars, for decorating

INSTRUCTIONS

1 – In a large mixing bowl, massage zest into brown sugar; let sit for a few minutes. Add butter; beat until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Stir in pumpkin purée, egg yolk and vanilla until well-combined. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, pie spice and salt. Add flour mixture to pumpkin mixture and stir slowly to combine. Divide dough in half; flatten into circles and wrap in waxed paper; refrigerate 1 hour.

2 – Preheat oven to 375°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. On a lightly floured surface, roll out 1 round of dough until ⅛-inch thick. Cut out pumpkin shapes; reroll scraps if desired. Transfer to baking sheets. Bake 10–12 minutes, rotating pans halfway through baking, until cookies are set but not brown. Cool on a wire rack before frosting and decorating. Repeat with remaining dough.

3 – For icing, cream together butter and cream cheese in a large mixing bowl. Mix in 1 cup of confectioners’ sugar. Stir in vanilla and milk. Mix in remaining sugar and blend until smooth. Use a small spatula to frost the cookies. Decorate with colored sugars. Store cookies in an airtight container.

Nutrition
Per Serving: 110 Cal; 5 g Tot Fat; 3 g Sat Fat; 0 g Trans Fat; 15 mg Cholesterol; 45 mg Sodium; 17 g Carb; 0 g Fiber; 12 g Sugar; 1 g Protein

Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake

May 7, 2017 at 5:01 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | 2 Comments
Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Passing along a Diabetic Friendly Dessert along to everyone,Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake! It’s from the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. It’s only 164 calories and 8 carbs per serving! Enjoy and eat Healthy! http://diabeticgourmet.com/

 
Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake
New York-style cheesecake swirled with a rich chocolate mixture. Serve with fresh raspberries.

 

 

Ingredients

Crust Ingredients:

1-1/4 cups vanilla wafer crumbs
4 tablespoons stick butter or margarine, melted
2 tablespoons Equal Spoonful or Granulated*
Cheesecake Ingredients:

3 packages (8 ounces each) reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup Equal Spoonful or Granulated**
2 eggs
2 egg whites
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 cup reduced fat sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 ounce unsweetened chocolate, melted, slightly cooled
1 tablespoon fat-free milk
Chocolate curls (optional)
* May substitute 3 packets Equal sweetener
* May substitute 3 packets Equal sweetener
** May substitute 18 packets Equal sweetener
Directions

1 – For Crust, mix vanilla wafer crumbs, butter and 2 tablespoons Equal. Press onto bottom and 1/2-inch up side of a 9-inch springform pan. Bake in preheated 325F oven 10 minutes. Cool on wire rack while preparing cheesecake.
2 – For Cheesecake, beat cream cheese and 3/4 cup Equal in mixing bowl on medium speed of mixer until smooth and well combined. Mix in eggs, egg whites and cornstarch. Fold in sour cream and vanilla until combined. Remove 1/2 cup cheesecake batter. Pour remaining batter over baked crust.
3 – Add melted chocolate and fat-free milk to 1/2 cup reserved cheesecake batter; mix well. Place spoonfuls of chocolate mixture on top of cheesecake. Using tip of knife or spatula, gently swirl chocolate batter into cheesecake.
4 – Bake in preheated oven 45 to 50 minutes or until center of cake is almost set. Cool on wire rack. Gently run metal spatula around rim of pan to loosen cake. Let cheesecake cool completely. Cover and refrigerate several hours or overnight before serving. To serve, remove side of pan. Garnish top of cheesecake with chocolate curls, if desired. Cut cake into wedges.
Nutritional Information (Per Serving)
Calories: 164
Protein: 7g
Sodium: 235 mg
Cholesterol: 57 mg
Fat: 11g
Carbohydrates: 8g
Exchanges: 1 milk, 2 fat
http://diabeticgourmet.com/recipes/html/990.shtml

Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week – Turkey Bacon Cheese Balls

April 7, 2017 at 6:31 AM | Posted in Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
Tags: , , , , , , , ,

This week’s Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week is – Turkey Bacon Cheese Balls. The perfect Appetizer, Turkey Bacon Cheese Balls! Made with JENNIE-O® Turkey Bacon along with Cream Cheese, Cheddar Cheese, Chives, Pecans, and Spices. You can find this recipe along with all the other delicious and healthy recipes at the Jennie – O website. Enjoy and Make the Switch! https://www.jennieo.com/

 

 

Turkey Bacon Cheese Balls

This indulgent little appetizer features cream cheese, Cheddar cheese, and crowd-pleasing bacon all rolled up into one amazing bite. One of our many appetizers that’s ready in just 35 minutes.

INGREDIENTS

8 slices JENNIE-O® Turkey Bacon
12 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
¼ cup chopped fresh chives, divided
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
½ teaspoon garlic salt
¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 cup finely chopped toasted pecans
serve with crackers, if desired
DIRECTIONS

1) Cook turkey bacon as specified on the package. Always cook to well-done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer. Finely chop; set aside.
2) Stir in paprika, garlic salt and pepper.
3) Shape into 1-inch balls. Refrigerate 15 minutes
4) In small bowl, combine pecans and remaining 1 tablespoon chives.
5) Roll balls in pecan mixture, pressing to coat. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING
Calories230
Protein13g
Carbohydrates6g
Fiber1g
Sugars3g
Fat17g
Cholesterol30mg
Sodium570mg
Saturated Fat4.5g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/1113-turkey-bacon-cheese-balls

Diabetic Cupcake Recipes

March 9, 2017 at 6:05 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

From the Diabetic Living Online website its Diabetic Cupcake Recipes. Diabetic Friendly Cupcake recipes, now you can have your cupcake and eat it too! Delicious recipes like; Double-Chocolate Cupcakes, Chocolate-Cream Cheese Cupcakes, and Easy Buttermilk Cupcakes with Tangy Chocolate Frosting. Get these and more all on the Diabetic Living Online website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

 

 

Diabetic Cupcake Recipes

Cupcakes make tasty and easy one-serving treats, so we’ve created the best cupcake recipes for people with diabetes that are delicious enough to share. (We’ve watched the carb counts for you.) From fudgy flavors to carrot cake delights, you can have your cupcake and eat it, too — with a raspberry on top.

 

 

Double-Chocolate Cupcakes

If you want a rich chocolate cupcake, this diabetes-friendly dessert is worth the carbs. We upped the chocolate factor so you can eat what you love but still stay within your diabetes diet……

 
Chocolate-Cream Cheese Cupcakes

Looking for a cupcake recipe with a twist? These cupcakes have it all — chocolate chips, cream cheese, and a crunchy granola topping…..

 
Easy Buttermilk Cupcakes with Tangy Chocolate Frosting

This recipe has four yummy variations to try. See the frosting links below for three additional flavorful and fun toppings……

 
* Click the link below to get all the Diabetic Cupcake Recipes
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/dessert/diabetic-cupcakes?page=0

Diabetic Dish of the Week – Banana Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

February 7, 2017 at 6:13 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Recipe of the Week | Leave a comment
Tags: , , , , , ,

It’s Dessert for this week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week – Banana Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting. There are several versions of this recipe on different sites but the one from the CooksRecipes website has the Diabetic version. Its 120 calories and 12 net carbs per serving. And again, you can find this recipe at the CooksRecipes website! http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

 

 

Banana Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

These low-fat, low-sugar banana bars with cream cheese frosting are a winning combination.

Recipe Ingredients:Cooksrecipes 2

Banana Bars:
1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/3 cups mashed bananas*
1 1/3 cups 1% low-fat milk
2 tablespoons unsweetened pineapple juice
2 large eggs
3/4 cup Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
6 tablespoons butter, melted
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon banana extract

Cream Cheese Frosting:
2 (8 ounce) packages fat-free cream cheese
1/2 cup light butter, softened
1/3 cup Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Cooking Directions:

1 – Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Lightly coat a 13- x 9- x 2-inch baking pan with vegetable cooking spray.
2 – Combine flour, baking powder, soda, and salt; set aside
3 – Combine mashed bananas, milk and pineapple juice; set aside.
4 – Beat eggs and Splenda® Granulated Sweetener at high speed with an electric mixer for 5 minutes. Add melted butter, vanilla and banana extract; beat at medium speed until blended, about 1 minute. Add flour mixture alternately with banana mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat at low speed, just until blended after each addition; do not over-mix. Spoon mixture into prepared pan.
5 – Bake 25 minutes or until cake tester inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack.
6 – Beat cream cheese and butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually add Splenda® Granulated Sweetener, beating at medium speed until blended. Stir in vanilla. Spread with Cream Cheese Frosting. Chill 30 minutes before cutting into bars.
Makes 24 (2×2 1/4-inch) bars.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/24 of recipe): Calories 120 | Calories from Fat 50 | Fat 6g (sat 3.5g) | Cholesterol 35mg | Sodium 270mg | Carbohydrates 13g | Fiber 1g | Sugars 5g | Protein 5g.
http://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/banana_bars_with_cream_cheese_frosting_recipe.html

Strawberry Spinach Salad with Buttermilk Dressing

February 3, 2017 at 6:16 AM | Posted in Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Here’s a perfect Salad to go with that Turkey Ham Ciabatta Sandwich, Strawberry Spinach Salad with Buttermilk Dressing. Strawberries, Cream Cheese, Buttermilk, Spinach, and Red Onion make this Salad that goes great with any meal! You can find this recipe along with all the other Salad recipes at the Jennie – O website! Enjoy and Make the Switch in 2017! https://www.jennieo.com/

 

 

Strawberry Spinach Salad with Buttermilk Dressingstrawberry-spinach-salad-with-buttermilk-dressing

Creamy buttermilk dressing pairs well with juicy strawberries and crisp spinach.

INGREDIENTS

2 cups sliced strawberries, divided
4 ounces cream cheese, cut into small cubes and divided
⅓ cup buttermilk
6 cups fresh spinach
1 small red onion, cut into thin rings

 
DIRECTIONS

1) In blender container, combine ¾ cup strawberries, cream cheese and buttermilk; process until smooth.
2) In large salad bowl, toss together spinach, onion and remaining 1¼ cups strawberries. Serve with dressing.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATIONJennie O Make the Switch
PER SERVING
Calories70
Protein2g
Carbohydrates6g
Fiber1g
Sugars3g
Fat5g
Cholesterol15mg
Sodium70mg
Saturated Fat3g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/968-strawberry-spinach-salad-with-buttermilk-dressing

Classic Skyline Chili Dip – Party Size

December 25, 2016 at 6:19 AM | Posted in Skyline Chili | Leave a comment
Tags: , , , , , , ,

Here’s a delicious appetizer not only for the Holidays but anytime, Classic Skyline Chili Dip – Party Size. Serve it with your favorite Chips or Crackers.

 

 

Classic Skyline Chili Dip – Party Size

What you need:classic-skyline-chili-dip-party-size
9 x13 Oven/MicrowaveSafe Pan
12 ounces of cream cheese softened to room temp
13 to 15 ounces of Skyline Chili
1 quart microwave safe bowl
12 ounces of Skyline Shredded Cheddar Cheese
Your favorite tortilla or corn chips

 

 

How to prepare:
1 – Preheat oven to 375 degrees
2 – Spread 12 ounces of cream cheese in an even layer into your pan
3 – Heat 13 to 15 ounces of Skyline Chili in covered 1 quart microwave safe bowl on high for 2 minutes
4 – Pour heated chili evenly over the cream cheese layer
5 – Place pan in preheated (375 degrees) oven for 10 minutes
6 – Remove from oven and top evenly with 12 ounces of Skyline Shredded Cheddar Cheese
7 – Let stand for 5 minutes
8 – Dig in! Scoop the Skyline Dip with your favorite tortilla or corn chip
http://www.skylinechili.com/index.php
http://www.skylinechili.com/promotions.php

Diabetic Dish of the Week – Pumpkin Cheesecake in Gingersnap Crust

December 13, 2016 at 6:19 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is a Dessert – Pumpkin Cheesecake in Gingersnap Crust. A reduced fat Cheesecake in a Gingersnap Cookie Crust! Splenda replaces the Sugar and you’ll use Reduced Fat Cream Cheese. This one comes from the CooksRecipes website. Check out Cooks (http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html) if you’re looking for a Christmas Recipe or any other recipe you may need. Enjoy and Eat Healthy!

 
Pumpkin Cheesecake in Gingersnap Crust

Add this recipe to your holiday repertoire. Crushed gingersnap cookies form the crust of a reduced fat cheesecake made with canned pumpkin and spices. Garnished with fresh cranberries, it’s hard to resist.

 

 

Recipe Ingredients:

Crust:
1 1/4 cups gingersnap crumbs
3 tablespoons stick butter or margarine, meltedCooksrecipes 2
3 tablespoons Equal® Spoonful*

Cheesecake:
3 (8-ounce each) packages reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
1 1/4 cups Equal® Spoonful**
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup canned pumpkin
2 large eggs
2 large egg whites
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Topping:
1 cup reduced-fat sour cream
2 tablespoons Equal® Spoonful***
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

 

Cooking Directions:

1 – For Crust: Combine gingersnap crumbs, 3 tablespoons Equal® and butter. Press onto bottom of a 9-inch spring form pan. Bake in preheated 325°F (160°C) oven 8 minutes. Cool on wire rack while preparing cheesecake.
2 – For Cheesecake: Beat cream cheese, 1 1/4 cups Equal®, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in mixing bowl on medium speed of mixer until smooth and well combined. Mix in pumpkin. Mix in eggs and egg whites. Mix in cornstarch and vanilla until blended.
3 – Pour cheesecake mixture over baked crust. Bake in preheated oven 40 to 45 minutes or until center of cake is almost set. Cool on wire rack 5 minutes.
4 – Meanwhile, combine sour cream, 2 tablespoons Equal® and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Gently spread over top of cheesecake. Return to oven and bake 3 to 4 minutes until sour cream mixture is set. Remove cheesecake to wire rack. Gently run metal spatula around rim of pan to loosen cake. Let cheesecake cool completely. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours before serving. To serve, remove side of pan. Cut cake into wedges.
Makes 8 servings.

 

*May substitute 4 1/2 packets Equal sweetener

**May substitute 30 packets Equal sweetener

***May substitute 3 packets Equal sweetener

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of cheesecake): calories 196, protein 7 g, carbohydrate 13 g, fat 13 g, cholesterol 64 mg, sodium 271 mg.
http://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/pumpkin-cheesecake-diabetic-recipe.html

Eggnog Cheesecake

December 10, 2016 at 6:26 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, dessert | Leave a comment
Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

A Holiday cake sure to please everyone, Eggnog Cheesecake. This version comes from the CooksRecipes website. The Cooks site has a fantastic selection of recipes to suit all tastes and cuisines. http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

 

 

Eggnog Cheesecake

Festive, eggnog and rum-flavored cheesecake in a buttery shortbread cookie crumb crust.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 cups shortbread cookie crumbsCooksrecipes 2
6 tablespoons butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
4 (8-ounce each) packages cream cheese, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons rum
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1 cup heavy or whipping cream
4 large egg yolks
Additional ground nutmeg for garnish

Cooking Directions:

1 – Preheat oven to 325°F (160°C).
2 – Mix crumbs, butter and nutmeg; press onto bottom and 1 1/2-inches up side of 9-inch springform pan. Bake 10 minutes.
3 – In a large bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar, flour, rum and vanilla with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add 2 whole eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each addition just until blended.
4 – Blend in heavy cream and egg yolks; pour into crust.
5 – Bake 1 hour 10 minutes to 1 hour 15 minutes or until center is almost set.
6 – Run knife or metal spatula around rim of pan to loosen cake; cool before removing rim of pan.
7 – Refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.
8 – Sprinkle with nutmeg just before serving.
Makes 16 servings.
http://www.cooksrecipes.com/holiday/eggnog_cheesecake_recipe.html

Next Page »

Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.
Entries and comments feeds.

TWENTY-FOUR CARAT

GENUINE INFORMATION ABOUT REAL THINGS

Moosmosis

Exploring an Arts & Sciences Education

The Throwback Chef

vintage recipes tried and shared

Wishing Wells Life

Real Food, Real Creativity, Real Life

Mediterranean Recipes 101

Mediterranean diet is based on the tradtional food that people used to eat in counntries like Italy, Greece, and Spain.

In Dianes Kitchen

Recipes showing step by step directions with pictures and gadget reviews

The World according to Dina

Notes on Seeing, Reading & Writing, Living & Loving in The North

Patriot Mom

Family. Health. Liberty.

Be Unique

Blogging, vlogging and dealing with life

Heathers' Fresh Cooking

Fresh ingredients and great ideas for your table.

Afoodiehousewife

What's cookin' ??

Analiza Gonzales

A blog about cooking, travel, fashion, interior, DIY and family, but mostly cooking

Dians Cooks

A messy kitchen is a sign of happiness

thesimpletimesblog.wordpress.com/

LIVE SIMPLY * LIVE FULLY

The Tiny Potager

Self Sufficiency and Sustainable Living - with a family of six

The Waffle Blog

BECAUSE I JUST CAN'T SEEM TO MAKE UP MY MIND