Diabetic Dessert of the Week – MINI CHOCOLATE MINT CHEESECAKES

December 8, 2022 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dessert of the Week, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | 1 Comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is – MINI CHOCOLATE MINT CHEESECAKES. Even with Diabetes you still enjoy a Delicious and Diabetic Friendly Dessert like MINI CHOCOLATE MINT CHEESECAKES. It’s only 100 calories and 9 carbs per serving! So you can find this Diabetic Friendly recipe and more all at the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. You can also sign up to receive wonderful recipes, engaging articles, helpful and healthful tips, critically important news and more. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2022! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

MINI CHOCOLATE MINT CHEESECAKES
Serve a decadent cheesecake to each of your guests at your next dinner party. They’ll be calling you the Host of the Year. Recipe for Mini Chocolate Mint Cheesecakes from our Desserts recipe section.

Ingredients

1/2 cup crushed gluten-free chocolate wafer cookies
1 tablespoon butter, melted
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg or 1/4 cup egg substitute
1/3 cup chocolate chips, melted
1/3 cup chopped creame de menthe mint candy wafers
1/3 cup sour cream
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup sweetened whipped cream

Directions

1 – Heat oven to 325F.
2 – In small bowl, combine crushed cookie crumbs and melted butter.
3 – Press cookie crumb mixture into bottom of individual small tart dishes custard cups or mini muffin cups.
4 – In mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until blended.
5 – Add egg. Blend in melted chocolate, chopped candy, sour cream and vanilla.
6 – Pour evenly over crumbs.
7 -Bake 20 minutes.
8 – Cool. Refrigerate until serving.
9 – Before serving, top with a dollop of sweetened whipped cream.
NOTES:
Serve a decadent cheesecake to each of your guests at your next dinner party. They’ll be calling you the Host of the Year.

Recipe Yield: Makes 24 servings

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 100
Fat: 6 grams
Saturated Fat: 3.5 grams
Sodium: 55 milligrams
Cholesterol: 25 milligrams
Protein: 1 grams
Carbohydrates: 9 grams
Sugars: 7 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/mini-chocolate-mint-cheesecakes

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Easy Vegetable Squares

December 3, 2022 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Appetizers, CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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Here’s a recipe for Easy Vegetable Squares. To make this Appetizer you’ll be needing Refrigerated Crescent Rolls, Cream Cheese, Mayonnaise, Dried Dill Weed, Buttermilk Salad Dressing Mix, Toppings, and Shredded Wisconsin Cheddar Cheese. The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all Tastes, Diets, or Cuisines so be sure to check it out today for any of your recipe needs! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2022! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Easy Vegetable Squares
Refrigerated crescent rolls are pressed into a sheet pan and baked, then topped with seasoned cream cheese and your choice of veggies and cheese.

Recipe Ingredients:
2 (8-ounce) packages refrigerated crescent rolls (16 rolls)
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 (3-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
1 teaspoon dried dill weed
1 teaspoon buttermilk salad dressing mix (1/4 of a 0.4 ounce package)
3 cups desired toppings (see below)
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Wisconsin Cheddar, Mozzarella, or Monterey Jack cheese

Topping Options: Finely chopped broccoli, cauliflower, or green pepper; seeded and chopped tomato; thinly sliced green onion, black olives, or celery; or shredded carrots.

Cooking Directions:
1 – For crust, unroll crescent rolls and pat into a 15 1/2×10 1/2×2 inch baking sheet pan. Bake according to package directions. Cool.
2 – Meanwhile, in a small mixing bowl stir together the cream cheese, mayonnaise, dill weed, and salad dressing mix.
3 – Spread evenly over cooled crust. Sprinkle with desired toppings, then the shredded Cheddar, Mozzarella, or Monterey Jack cheese.
Makes 12 servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/appetizer/easy_vegetable_squares_recipe.html

Jennie – O Recipe of the Week – Bacon Turkey Burger

October 21, 2022 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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This week’s Jennie – O Recipe of the Week is a Bacon Turkey Burger. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Sliced Bacon, Yellow Onion, Worcestershire Sauce, Salt, Pepper, JENNIE-O® Lean Seasoned Turkey Burger Patties, Cream Cheese, Jalapeno, and Burger Buns. You can find this recipe along with all the other Delicious and Healthy Recipes at the Jennie – O Turkey website. Stay Safe and Make the SWITCH in 2022! https://www.jennieo.com/

Bacon Turkey Burger
Fried onions and bacon top these perfectly seasoned Lean Turkey Burger Patties for a tasty Bacon Burger! The fresh taste of jalapenos and cream cheese bring a cool and zesty flavor punch to this burger!

Total Time – 40 minutes
Serving Size – Servings: 4

Ingredients
4 – slices of bacon
2 – small yellow onions, halved and thinly sliced
4 – dashes Worcestershire sauce
Salt, to taste
1 – (16-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Lean Seasoned Turkey Burger Patties
1 – (8-ounce) container cream cheese
1 – jalapeno, finely chopped
4 – burger buns or iceberg lettuce leaves

Directions
1) In large skillet cook bacon until crisp. Remove to paper towel lined plate.

2) In same skillet, cook onions in remaining bacon fat, 8 to 10 minutes, or until caramelized. Season with Worcestershire sauce and salt. Remove onions from skillet.

3) In same skillet over medium-high heat cook patties 10 to 12 minutes, flipping once, until cooked thoroughly. Always cook to well-done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer.

4) In small bowl, combine cream cheese and chopped jalapeno.

5) Serve patties in buns with cream cheese mixture, bacon and onions.

Nutrition
Calories – 585
Protein – 31.5g
Carbohydrates – 34.5g
Fiber – 1.7g
Sugars – 8.2g
Fat – 32.5g
Cholesterol – 146.1mg
Sodium – 1129mg
Saturated Fat – 15.5g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/bacon-turkey-burger/

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – CHEESY SCALLION OMELET

September 26, 2022 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Diabetic Gourmet Magazine, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s Meatless Monday Recipe of the Week is a CHEESY SCALLION OMELET. Got the perfect recipe for Breakfast or Brunch, CHEESY SCALLION OMELET. Made using fat-free liquid egg substitute along with scallions, and Smooth Sensations Cream Cheese Spread Classic Cream 1/3 Less Fat. Only 150 calories and 5 carbs per serving! You can find this recipe along with all the other Diabetic Friendly Recipes at the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. So enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

CHEESY SCALLION OMELET
Recipe for Cheesy Scallion Omelet from our Breakfast and Brunch recipe section.

Ingredients

3/4 cup fat-free liquid egg substitute
1/4 cup finely chopped scallions
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1 wedge Smooth Sensations Cream Cheese Spread Classic Cream 1/3 Less Fat

Directions

1 – Mix egg substitute, scallions & seasonings in a medium bowl.
2 – Bring a skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium heat. Add mixture, cover & cook 3 minutes or until set.
3 – Transfer to plate, spread wedge over half and fold over. Super simple & delicious!

Recipe Yield: Yield: 1 serving

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 150
Fat: 4 grams
Sodium: 500 milligrams
Protein: 21 grams
Carbohydrates: 5 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/cheesy-scallion-omelet

Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week – Tasty Turkey Sliders

July 15, 2022 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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This week’s Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week is Tasty Turkey Sliders. Some of the ingredients that you’ll be needing are JENNIE-O® Sun Dried Tomato Turkey Breast, Cream Cheese, Goat Cheese, JENNIE-O® Lean Ground Turkey, Vidalia Onion, Potato Rolls, Provolone Cheese, and more! You can find this recipe along with all the other Delicious and Healthy Recipes at the Jennie – O Turkey website. Stay Safe and Make the SWITCH in 2022! https://www.jennieo.com/

Tasty Turkey Sliders
Topped with savory turkey cream cheese and crumbled feta, these Tasty Turkey Sliders are one of the best burger recipes around! Expect guests to be sliding seconds onto their plates at your next party.

Total Time – 1 Hour
Serving Size – 18 Servings

Ingredients
CREAM CHEESE TOPPING
1/2 – pound minced JENNIE-O® Sun Dried Tomato Turkey Breast
1/2 – cup vegetable flavored cream cheese
2 – ounces feta or goat cheese, crumbled
3 – tablespoons minced fresh basil
3 – tablespoons minced green onion
salt and pepper, if desired

SLIDERS
4 – tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 – cup finely minced Vidalia onion
1 – cup finely minced button mushrooms
2 – teaspoons thyme leaves
salt and pepper, to taste
1 – clove garlic, minced
18 – small wooden skewers
1/4 – cup chopped fresh parsley
1 – (16-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Lean Ground Turkey
9 – party-sized potato rolls, split
4 – slices Provolone cheese
18 – small basil leaves
8 – cherry tomatoes, halved

Directions
1) CREAM CHEESE TOPPING:
2) In small bowl, add minced turkey, cream cheese and feta cheese; mix to combine.
3) Stir in basil, green onion and salt and pepper, if desired.
4) Cover and refrigerate.
5) TURKEY SLIDER:
6) In hot skillet, add 2 tablespoons olive oil and sauté onions, mushrooms, thyme, salt and pepper, to taste.
7) Cook until onions are caramelized and mushrooms are brown. Stir in garlic and parsley. Remove from heat to cool.
8) In medium bowl, add sautéed ingredients to ground turkey mix together not to overwork.
9) Form into small sliders approximately 2 tablespoons each. Press gently into shape. Place burgers on plate covered with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator.
10) With a cookie cutter, cut split potato rolls and cheese into 1½-inch circles.
11) In non-stick skillet over medium-high heat, add 2 tablespoons olive oil. Cook turkey patties 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until well-done, 165°F. as measured by a meat thermometer.
12) Toast bread under broiler.
13) Place burger on each piece of toasted cheese bread. Add a small dollop of cream cheese mixture. Take wood skewer, pierce basil leaf, tomato half; press skewer into the slider to serve.

Nutrition
Calories – 240
Protein – 14g
Carbohydrates – 22g
Fiber – 1g
Sugars – 3g
Fat – 11g
Cholesterol – 40mg
Sodium – 450mg
Saturated Fat – 4.5g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/tasty-turkey-sliders/

Turkey Bacon Biscuits

July 1, 2022 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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Turkey Bacon Biscuits. Breakfast or Brunch makes no difference with these delicious and healthy Turkey Bacon Biscuits! Made using JENNIE-O® Turkey Bacon along with Cream Cheese, Eggs, Swiss Cheese, Green Onions, and served on Flaky Biscuits. They’re only 200 calories and 15 carbs per serving! You can find this recipe along with all the other Delicious and Healthy Recipes at the Jennie – O Turkey website. Stay Safe and Make the SWITCH in 2022! https://www.jennieo.com/

Turkey Bacon Biscuits
Bake up these flakey biscuits topped with egg and cheese sandwiched between crisp turkey bacon. An easy breakfast or brunch recipe for your family that’s ready in just 30 minutes.
Total Time – 30 Minutes
Serving Size – 10 Servings

INGREDIENTS
½ (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
3 eggs
2 tablespoons milk
½ cup shredded Swiss cheese
2 tablespoons chopped green onion
1 (10-ounce) can refrigerated flaky biscuits
5 slices JENNIE-O® Turkey Bacon, cooked and crumbled
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves

DIRECTIONS
1) Heat oven to 350ºF. Grease 10 muffin cups.
2) In small bowl, beat cream cheese, eggs and milk on low speed until smooth. Stir in Swiss cheese and green onion.
3) Separate biscuit dough into 10 biscuits. Place 1 biscuit in each greased muffin cup; firmly press in bottom and up sides, forming a 1/4 -inch rim.
4) Place half of bacon in bottom of dough-lined muffin cups. Spoon cream cheese mixture over bacon. Top with remaining bacon and parsley.
5) Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until filling is set and biscuits are golden brown.
6) Always cook to well-done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING

Calories 200
Protein 6g
Carbohydrates 15g
Fiber 0g
Sugars 2g
Fat 12g
Cholesterol 70mg
Sodium 430mg
Saturated Fat 4.5g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/turkey-bacon-biscuits/

Diabetic Dessert of the Week – ALMOND CHEESECAKE BARS

May 5, 2022 at 6:02 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is – ALMOND CHEESECAKE BARS. Graham Crackers, Almonds, Reduced Fat Cream Cheese, Eggs, Reduced Fat Sour Cream are just some of the ingredients that make up this week’s recipe. Splenda No Calorie Sweetener replaces the Sugar in the recipe. The Dessert is 120 calories and 8 carbs per serving. So you can find this Diabetic Friendly recipe and more all at the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. You can also sign up to receive wonderful recipes, engaging articles, helpful and healthful tips, critically important news and more. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2022! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

ALMOND CHEESECAKE BARS
Light and creamy cheesecake bars topped with toasted almonds. Recipe for Almond Cheesecake Bars from our Desserts recipe section.

Ingredients

Crust:

1/4 cup Splenda No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated
1 1/4 cups graham cracker or vanilla wafer crumbs
1/3 cup light butter, melted
1/4 cup toasted sliced almonds, finely ground
Filling:

12 ounces reduced fat cream cheese
1/2 cup Splenda No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated
2 large eggs
1/4 cup reduced fat sour cream
2-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon almond extract
1/4 cup toasted, sliced almonds

Directions

1 – Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2 – Spray an 8×8 pan with non-stick cooking spray.
3 – Mix crust ingredients together in a mixing bowl. Mix well. Press into prepared pan. Bake 10-12 minutes or until firm.
4 – Mix cream cheese and Splenda Granulated Sweetener together until smooth. Add eggs, one at a time, scraping the sides of the bowl, and mixing well after each addition. Add sour cream and extracts; mix well. Pour over prepared crust.
5 – Bake in preheated oven for 40 to 47 minutes, or until firm.
6 – Top with toasted almonds.

Recipe Yield: Serves: 20 Serving Size: 1 bar

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 120
Fat: 8 grams
Saturated Fat: 3.5 grams
Sodium: 105 milligrams
Cholesterol: 35 milligrams
Protein: 4 grams
Carbohydrates: 8 grams
Sugars: 4 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/almond-cheesecake-bars

Appetizer Toast Recipes

April 16, 2022 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell Website and Magazine it’s Appetizer Toast Recipes. Find some Delicious and Healthy Appetizer Toast Recipes with recipes including Avocado and Salsa Cracker, Tomato-Cheddar Cheese Toast, and Smoked Salmon Cheese Toast. 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 2022! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Appetizer Toast Recipes
Find healthy appetizer toast recipes such as crostini, cheese toast and more from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.com.

Avocado and Salsa Cracker
Avocado and salsa team up for a zesty Southwest-inspired topping on a whole grain crispbread. This snack is packed with fiber, veggies, and healthy fats, and it takes just minutes to put together……

Tomato-Cheddar Cheese Toast
A perfect soup pairing or an easy snack, this healthy cheese toast recipe features fresh tomatoes, salty Cheddar cheese and cracked pepper atop slices of crusty bread……

Smoked Salmon Cheese Toast
Perfect with soup or as an easy snack, this healthy cheese toast recipe pairs reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchâtel), smoked salmon and dill on top of crusty bread……

* Click the link below to get all the Appetizer Toast Recipes
https://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/22495/appetizer/toast/

Appetizer of the Week – Orange Jalapeño Chicken Party Pinwheels

April 2, 2022 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Appetizer of the Week, Appetizers, CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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This week’s Appetizer of the Week is Orange Jalapeño Chicken Party Pinwheels. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing are Cream Cheese, Jalapeno Chilies, Orange Marmalade, Green Onions, Parsley, Flour Tortillas, Chicken Breasts, Avocado, and Spinach. Also included is a recipe for Grapefruit Salsa. The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all Tastes, Diets, or Cuisines so be sure to check it out today for any of your recipe needs! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2022! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Orange Jalapeño Chicken Party Pinwheels
Served with a refreshing grapefruit salsa, these zesty pinwheels are sure to delight.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 tablespoon jalapeno chilies, chopped
2 tablespoons orange marmalade
1 tablespoon green onions, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
6 (10-inch) flour tortillas
4 baked or grilled chicken breasts, cut in thin strips
1 avocado, sliced
2 cups fresh spinach, cut in very thin strips

For Grapefruit Salsa
1 cup pink Florida grapefruit, sectioned
1 cup white Florida grapefruit, sectioned
2 tablespoons green onions, chopped
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, minced
2 tablespoons raspberry vinegar
2 teaspoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons chili sauce
2 drops Tabasco sauce
Black pepper, Lawry’s seasoning salt, and rum to taste

Cooking Directions:
1 – Mix softened cream cheese with jalapeno chiles, orange marmalade, green onions and parsley.
2 – Spread mixture on middle of flour tortillas, making sure to leave at least 1/2 inch around edge.
3 – Top with several thin chicken strips.
4 – Top with avocado and shredded spinach.
5 – Top with dollop of salsa.
6 – Roll tortillas and refrigerate until chilled (approximately 4 hours).
7 – Cut tortillas into 1 inch slices.
8 – Arrange on plate and garnish with Florida citrus fruit.
Makes approximately 48 pinwheels.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/appetizer/orange_jalapeno_chicken_pinwheels_recipe.html

Corn, Green Chile and Bacon Dip

January 29, 2022 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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Here’s a Delicious sounding Appetizer that I came across and passing along – Corn, Green Chile and Bacon Dip. To make this Dip you’ll be needing Cream Cheese, Sour Cream, Mayonnaise, Hot Pepper Sauce, Garlic, Frozen Corn, Diced Green Chilies, and Bacon. Be sure to bring the Chips! The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all Tastes, Diets, or Cuisines so be sure to check it out today for any of your recipe needs! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2022! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Corn, Green Chile and Bacon Dip
This delicious dip is a breeze to prepare and sure to be a hit at your next party or family get together. Serve with tortilla chips or your favorite selection of crackers.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 cup sour cream
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 1/2 cups frozen corn, thawed
1 (4-ounce) can diced green chiles
1/4 cup crumbled cooked bacon

Cooking Directions:
Combine cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, hot pepper sauce and garlic in medium bowl. Fold in corn, chiles and bacon.
Serve with tortilla chips or crackers.
Makes 3 cups.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/appetizer/corn_green_chile_and_bacon_dip_recipe.html

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