One of America’s Favorites – Crab Rangoon

October 17, 2016 at 4:49 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | 4 Comments
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Crab Rangoon, sometimes called crab puffs, crab Rangoon puffs, or cheese wonton, are deep-fried dumpling appetizers served in American Chinese and, more recently, Thai restaurants, stuffed with a combination of cream cheese, crab meat or imitation crab meat, scallions, and/or garlic. These fillings are then wrapped in Chinese wonton wrappers in a triangular or flower shape, then deep-fried in vegetable oil.



Crab Rangoon

Crab Rangoon

Crab Rangoon has been on the menu of the “Polynesian-style” restaurant Trader Vic’s in San Francisco since at least 1956. Although the appetizer is allegedly derived from an authentic Burmese recipe, the dish was probably invented in the United States. A “Rangoon crab a la Jack” was mentioned as a dish at a Hawaiian-style party in 1952, but without further detail, and so may or may not be the same thing.

Though the history of Crab Rangoon is unclear, cream cheese, like other cheese, is essentially nonexistent in Southeast Asian and Chinese cuisine, so it is unlikely that the dish is actually of east or southeast Asian origin. In North America, crab Rangoon is often served with soy sauce, plum sauce, duck sauce, sweet and sour sauce, or mustard for dipping.

In the Pacific Northwest states of America crab Rangoon are also known as crab puffs, although this primarily refers to versions that use puff pastry as a wrapper instead of wonton. They may also be referred to as crab pillows, crab cheese wonton, or cheese wonton.


Meanwhile back on the SayersBrook Bison Ranch….Recipe – Dieters’ Delight Bison Pastrami Casserole

October 8, 2016 at 5:24 AM | Posted in SayersBrook Ranch | Leave a comment
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Here’s another delicious and healthy recipe from the SayersBrook Bison Ranch, Dieters’ Delight Bison Pastrami Casserole. It’s made with SayersBrook Bison Pastrami. You can find this recipe and purchase the Bison Pastrami all on the SayersBrook website ( You’ll be able to choose from all the Bison Meat Cuts along with Wild Boar, Elk, and Ostrich just to name a few. So when you get a chance check them out, Enjoy and Eat Healthy!



Dieters’ Delight Bison Pastrami Casserole

1 (8-oz.) low-fat cream cheese, softeneddieters-delight-bison-pastrami-casserole
2 T. instant minced onion
1/2 c. pecans, chopped (optional)
2 T. fresh green pepper, chopped
1/2 c. low-fat sour cream
2 T. skim milk
3 oz. Bison pastrami, finely chopped
1/2 tsp. white pepper

Combine all ingredients and put into 1 quart casserole dish. Bake in preheated 350° oven for 20 minutes, or until edges are bubbly. Serve with crackers or Melba toast. Serves 8. Note: Leftovers may be served cold.

Jennie – O Recipe of the Week – Turkey n’ Cheddar Muffin Melt

August 26, 2016 at 5:08 AM | Posted in Jennie-O Turkey Products | 2 Comments
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This week’s Jennie – O Recipe of the Week is a Turkey n’ Cheddar Muffin Melt. Breakfast is served! Made with JENNIE-O® Honey Roasted Turkey Breast, English Muffins, Cream Cheese, Tomatoes, and Cheddar Cheese, This one will start your morning off the right way! You can find this recipe along with all the other delicious and healthy recipes at the Jennie – O website. Make the Switch!



Turkey n’ Cheddar Muffin Melt


1 English muffin, splitTurkey n' Cheddar Muffin Melt
1 ounce garden vegetable cream cheese, softened
4 ounces JENNIE-O® Honey Roasted Turkey Breast, from the service deli
2 slices tomato
2 ounces Cheddar cheese slices

1) Toast muffin and spread with garden vegetable cream cheese. Place turkey on muffin halves and top with tomatoes and Cheddar cheese. Place under broiler to melt cheese.

Calories 290
Protein 21g
Carbohydrates18gJennie O Make the Switch
Fat 16g
Cholestero l65mg
Sodium 770mg
Saturated Fat 9g

The Saturday Evening Dessert – Apple and White Chocolate Cheesecake

August 20, 2016 at 5:01 AM | Posted in Jennie-O Turkey Products, Saturday Evening Dessert | Leave a comment
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This week’s Saturday Evening Dessert is a Apple and White Chocolate Cheesecake. It’s just not any Cheesecake its a Apple and White Chocolate Cheesecake! Wafer Cookies, Cream Cheese, and White Chocolate are just some of the ingredients that make up this delicious dessert. Then its all topped off with HORMEL COUNTRY CROCK Cinnamon Apples, which are good on their own for a dessert or side dish. Kick up that Cheesecake with this week’s recipe! It’s on the Jennie – O website which is loaded with healthy and delicious recipes, Eat healthy and make the SWITCH!



Apple and White Chocolate Cheesecake

Apple pie has met its match in this delectable cheesecake, marrying cinnamon apples with melted white chocolate.


1½ cups finely ground vanilla wafer cookiesApple and White Chocolate Cheesecake
⅓ cup sugar
½ cup butter, melted
2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
3 eggs
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1½ cups whipping cream, divided
2 (4.4-ounce) packages white chocolate bars, melted and cooled
2 (21-ounce) packages HORMEL® COUNTRY CROCK® Cinnamon Apples, heated


1) Heat oven to 325°F. Grease 10-inch springform pan; line with parchment paper. In bowl, combine cookie crumbs, sugar and butter; mix well. Press mixture into base of pan with flat-bottomed glass. Place pan on baking sheet. Bake 15 minutes; cool.
2) To make filling, in large bowl, beat together cream cheese, eggs, sweetened condensed milk and ½ cup cream with electric mixer 3 to 4 minutes or until smooth. Do not overbeat. Add white chocolate; beat 1 to 2 minutes longer or until combined. Pour filling into crust. Bake 1 hour or until almost set. Filling will fully set while cooling. Refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.
3) In clean bowl, beat remaining 1 cup cream until soft peaks form. Serve whipped cream and warm cinnamon apples alongside cheesecake.

Saturday Evening Dessert – Peanut Butter Cream Pie

July 30, 2016 at 5:38 AM | Posted in Jennie-O Turkey Products, Saturday Evening Dessert | 1 Comment
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This week’s Saturday Evening Dessert is a Peanut Butter Cream Pie. Peanut Butter and Hot Fudge combine to make a Peanut Butter Cream Pie! This one comes from the Jennie – O website ( Enjoy!



Peanut Butter Cream Pie
Peanut Butter and fudge come together in this irresistible dessert.


⅓ cup SKIPPY® creamy peanut butterPeanut Butter Cream Pie
⅓ cup sugar
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 (8-ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed and divided
1 (9-inch) chocolate crumb crust
1 cup hot fudge topping, room temperature
melted SKIPPY® peanut butter, if desired


1) In large bowl, beat together peanut butter, sugar and cream cheese with electric mixer on medium speed 2 minutes or until smooth, scraping down side of bowl occasionally.
2) Fold in half of whipped topping. Evenly spoon peanut butter mixture into crust, then evenly spread fudge topping over peanut butter mixture; top with remaining half of whipped topping. Refrigerate at least 3 hours before serving. Drizzle with additional melted peanut butter, if desired.

It’s Nuts I tell you! – Cheese Log Recipe

July 28, 2016 at 5:00 AM | Posted in NUTS COM | Leave a comment
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From the website (, I’m passing along a Cheese Log recipe. This one is made with Pecan Meal, which can be purchased at the website. Below is the full recipe for the Cheese Log and also information on the Pecan Meal. Remember to check the website for all kinds of delicious and healthy recipes along with a fantastic selection of healthy snacks, teas, nuts, and more! All items can be purchased in small amounts or Bulk, Enjoy!




Recipe Ingredients:
2-8 ounce packages Cream Cheese
1-12 ounce Sharp Cheddar Cheese (Creamy in dish)NUTS2 LOGO
1-2 ounce Jar Pimento, diced
2 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce (if desired)
1 tbsp Diced Onion
Pecan Meal
1 tbsp Diced Green Pepper
Parsley Flakes

Cooking Directions:
1. Combine above ingredients. Chill. Make into balls or logs and roll in pecan meal. Sprinkle with parsley flakes and refrigerate.



Pecan Meal
Pecan meal also known as pecan flour is perfect for cooking or baking. Substitute pecan meal for regular flour. It even makes a great coating for fish or poultry. You can purchase the Pecan Meal at the website in a small amount or a bulk amount, as all their products!

Pecans Packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, and milk products.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size 30g (~1.1 oz.)

Amount per serving
Calories 215
Calories from Fat 190
Total Fat 21g 33%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Sugars 1g
Protein 3gnuts products

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Diabetic Dish of the Week – Pineapple Yogurt Dip

July 12, 2016 at 5:06 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is Pineapple Yogurt Dip. a delicious and fresh Dip that has Fat Free Cream Cheese, Yogurt, and Pineapple. You can find this recipe on the CooksRecipes website. The Cooks site has a fantastic selection of recipes for all tastes and cuisines, Enjoy!


Pineapple Yogurt Dip


Cool and creamy, this dip makes a delicious centerpiece for a tray filled with assorted fresh fruits. Serve with brunch or as a healthy addition to a dessert buffet.


Recipe Ingredients:

1 (8-ounce) package reduced-fat cream cheese, softened Cooksrecipes 2
1 (8-ounce) container fat-free plain yogurt
1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained well
1/2 cup Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener


Cooking Directions:

Process cream cheese, yogurt, pineapple, and Splenda® Granulated Sweetener in a food processor or blender until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides. Spoon into a serving dish; cover and chill. Serve with assorted fresh fruit.
Makes 24 (2 tablespoons) servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/24 of recipe; 2 tablespoons): Calories: 30; Calories from Fat: 15; Total Fat: 1g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 5mg; Sodium: 50mg; Total Carbs: 2g; Dietary Fiber: 0g; Sugars: 2g; Protein: 2g.

The Saturday Evening Dessert – Apple Carrot Cupcakes

June 11, 2016 at 4:56 AM | Posted in Jennie-O Turkey Products, Saturday Evening Dessert | Leave a comment
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This week’s Saturday Evening Dessert is Apple Carrot Cupcakes. Hot off the Jennie – O website, which has a great selection of dessert recipes along with all their healthy and delicious Turkey Recipes!

Apple Carrot Cupcakes

Moist carrot cake infused with applesauce and topped with cream cheese frosting.Apple Carrot Cupcakes
1 (21.41-ounce) package carrot cake mix
1 (16-ounce) container cream cheese frosting
½ cup HORMEL® COUNTRY CROCK® cinnamon apples
½ cup chopped pecans, toasted

1 – Heat oven to 350°F. Line 24 muffin cups with paper liners. Prepare cake mix according to package directions. Fill muffin cups with batter.

2 – Bake according to package directions. Cool. Frost tops with cream cheese frosting. Place apple slices on frosting. Sprinkle tops with chopped pecans.

Nutritional InformationJennie O Make the Switch
Calories 190 Fat 5g
Protein 1g Cholesterol 0mg
Carbohydrates 36g Sodium 240mg
Fiber 0g Saturated Fat 1g
Sugars 13g

The Saturday Evening Dessert – Apple Cheesecake

May 14, 2016 at 5:19 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Saturday Evening Dessert | Leave a comment
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For quite some time the Saturday feature post for my blog was Saturdays Chili. So the switch is on and now Saturdays feature is The Saturday Evening Dessert. And the first dessert will be Apple Cheesecake.

So this week’s Saturday Evening Dessert is a Apple Cheesecake. Applesauce and apple pie spices provide the fall flavors and uses Equal for the sweetness. You can find this recipe at the CooksRecipes website. Cooks is loaded with delicious and healthy recipes, enjoy!

Apple Cheesecake

Autumn means apples, and that is just what this cheesecake offers. Applesauce and apple pie spices provide the fall flavors, Equal the sweetness.

Recipe Ingredients:Cooksrecipes 2

1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup stick butter or margarine, melted
2 tablespoons Equal® Spoonful*

2 (8-ounce each) packages reduced fat cream cheese, softened
1 cup Equal® Spoonful**
1 2/3 cups unsweetened applesauce
2 whole eggs
2 egg whites
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons cornstarch
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon apple pie spice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup reduced fat sour cream

Cooking Directions:

1 – For Crust: Combine graham cracker crumbs, melted butter and 2 tablespoons Equal®. Press mixture onto bottom and 1-inch up side of a 9-inch springform pan.
2 – Bake in preheated 375°F oven 10 minutes. Cool on wire rack while preparing cheesecake.
3 – For Cheesecake: Beat cream cheese and 1 cup Equal® in mixing bowl on medium speed of mixer until smooth and well combined. Mix in applesauce, eggs, egg whites and lemon juice until blended. Stir in cornstarch, cinnamon, apple pie spice and vanilla. Fold in sour cream until combined.
4 – Pour cheesecake mixture over baked crust. Bake in preheated oven 60 to 65 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. Cut cake into wedges.
Makes 16 servings.

*May substitute 3 packets Equal sweetener

**May substitute 24 packets Equal sweetener

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/16 of recipe): calories 171, protein 5 g, carbohydrate 13 g, fat 11 g, cholesterol 56 mg, sodium 154 mg.

Quick Brunch Recipes

May 10, 2016 at 5:21 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website it’s Quick Brunch Recipes. Brunch recipes are ready in 30 minutes or less. Recipes including; Healthy Pancakes and Cherry Cream Cheese. Get them all at the EatingWell website!



Quick Brunch RecipesEatingWell2

Sweet and savory brunch recipes ready in 30 minutes or less.
Whether you’re entertaining or cooking brunch or a weekend breakfast for your family, these quick and easy brunch recipes will satisfy every appetite. Our healthy pancake recipes, omelet recipes and more brunch recipes are ready in 30 minutes or less! Enjoy our Green Eggs & Ham Frittata or have a bagel buffet with Cherry Cream Cheese.



Green Eggs & Ham Frittata
Our version of green eggs and ham is full of spinach, leeks and dill, along with ham and havarti cheese. Serve with: Roasted red potatoes or hash browns…….

Healthy Pancakes
EatingWell reader Kathy Moseler of Barrington Hills, Illinois, contributed this convenient recipe to our Kitchen to Kitchen department. The pancakes are made with 100 percent whole-wheat flour and get an additional fiber boost from flaxseed meal…..

Cherry Cream Cheese
Make your own flavored cream cheese by stirring in fresh, in-season cherries. We like the flavor of black cherries, but any kind will work. Spread this on your morning bagel or sandwich it between graham crackers for a cherry cheesecake-inspired snack……



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