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! http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

 
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

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

Cheesecake:
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.

http://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/apple_cheesecake_recipe.html

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!   http://www.eatingwell.com/

 

 

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……

 

 

* Click the link below to get all the Quick Brunch Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/quick_brunch_recipes

Jennie – O Recipe of the Week – Slow Cooker Turkey Cheese Dip

February 5, 2016 at 6:21 AM | Posted in Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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This week’s Jennie – O Recipe of the Week is Slow Cooker Turkey Cheese Dip. A perfect appetizer for your Super Bowl Party, and a perfect healthy option also! Made with JENNIE-O® Ground Turkey and JENNIE-O® Lean Hot Italian Turkey Sausage. Serve the dip with Crackers or Chips. You can find this recipe on the Jennie – O website, along with all the other delicious and healthy recipes. http://www.jennieo.com/

 

 

Slow Cooker Turkey Cheese Dip

Ingredients
1 (16-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Ground TurkeySlow Cooker Turkey Cheese Dip
1 (19.5-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Lean Hot Italian Turkey Sausage, chopped
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, cubed
1 (8-ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained
1 (8-ounce) container sour cream
1 (8-ounce) container cottage cheese
8 ounces Cheddar cheese, cubed
1 medium onion, diced
1 (11-ounce) can sliced jalapeño peppers, drained
1 (1-pound) package processed cheese, cubed
3 cloves garlic, minced
crackers or corn chips, if desired
Directions
1 – Cook ground turkey and sausage as specified on the package. Always cook to well-done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer; drain. Transfer to slow cooker.

2 – Add cream cheese, tomatoes, sour cream, cottage cheese, Cheddar cheese, onion, jalapeño peppers, processed cheese and garlic to slow cooker. Cover and cook on HIGH 1½ to 2 hours or until cheese is melted. Serve with crackers or corn chips, if desired
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.
Nutritional InformationJennie O Make the Switch
Calories 280 Fat 20g
Protein 19g Cholesterol 80mg
Carbohydrates 7g Sodium 780mg
Fiber 1g Saturated Fat 10g
Sugars 3g

http://www.jennieo.com/recipes/270-Slow-Cooker-Turkey-Cheese-Dip

100-Calorie Snacks

January 23, 2016 at 7:03 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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Don’t fight the snack craving, snack healthy! From the EatingWell website it’s 100-Calorie Snacks. Healthy snack recipes that includes; Quick Quesadilla, Frozen Chocolate-Covered Bananas, Cherry Cream Cheese, and more! And it’s all on the EatingWell website, the home of delicious and healthy recipes. They also publish the EatingWell Magazine that’s always full of healthy and delicious recipes. http://www.eatingwell.com/

 

 

100-Calorie SnacksEatingWell2

Low-calorie snack recipes, including recipes for smoothies, popcorn, dips and more.
Having a snack attack? Stock your fridge and pantry with ingredients for these quick, healthy and low-calorie snack recipes to help you stay lean and healthy—and avoid the candy dish and snacks at work. Enjoy our healthy snack recipes, which are perfect to grab and go or pack for the office.

 

 

Quick Quesadilla
In just 5 minutes, you can make this healthy mini quesadilla recipe using protein-rich beans and your favorite fresh salsa. For a party appetizer tray, make a big batch and serve these quesadilla wedges with guacamole and sour cream, too……

 
Frozen Chocolate-Covered Bananas
Kids will love dipping bananas in melted chocolate and rolling them in coconut to make this tasty frozen treat……

 
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…….

 

 

* Click the link below to get all the 100-Calorie Snacks

http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/100_calorie_snacks

Savory Crescent Turkey Squares

December 28, 2015 at 12:13 PM | Posted in Jennie-O Turkey Products | 2 Comments
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Here’s a great idea for that Turkey that’s leftover from the Holidays, Savory Crescent Turkey Squares. You can prepare it by using leftover Jennie – O Turkey or by using the JENNIE-O® Turkey Breast Roast. Find this recipe at the Jennie – O website (http://www.jennieo.com/) along with all the other healthy and delicious recipes!

 

 

Savory Crescent Turkey Squares

Ingredients
1 (3-ounce) package cream cheese, softenedSavory Crescent Turkey Squares
3 tablespoons butter, divided, softened
2 cups cubed JENNIE-O® Turkey Breast Roast
2 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon chopped onion
¼ teaspoon salt
⅛ teaspoon black pepper
1 (8-ounce) can refrigerated crescent roll dough
½ cup seasoned croutons, crushed
Directions
1 – Heat oven to 350°F.

2 – In bowl, combine cream cheese and 2 tablespoons butter. Stir until smooth. Add turkey, milk, onion, salt and pepper; mix together.

3 – Separate dough into 4 rectangles, sealing perforations. Spoon turkey mixture on one end of rectangle. Fold other end of dough over filling. Seal edges with fork. Place on baking pan. Brush tops with 1 tablespoon melted butter. Sprinkle with crushed croutons.

4 – Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown.

Nutritional InformationJennie O Make the Switch
Calories 410 Fat 19g
Protein 35g Cholesterol 90mg
Carbohydrates 27g Sodium 960mg
Fiber 0g Saturated Fat 9g
Sugars 6g

http://www.jennieo.com/recipes/237-Savory-Crescent-Turkey-Squares

Diabetic Dish of the Week – Pineapple Yogurt Dip

November 3, 2015 at 5:55 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. Whether it’s brunch or dessert this Diabetic Friendly Dish will hit the spot! It’s off the CooksRecipes website which is full of healthy and delicious recipes and tips. http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

 
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:Cooksrecipes 2

1 (8-ounce) package reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
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:

1 – 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.

http://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/pineapple_yogurt_dip_recipe.html

100-Calorie Snacks

October 9, 2015 at 4:52 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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Stay healthy when giving in to those Snack Attacks! From the EatingWell website it’s 100-Calorie Snacks. Everything from Muffins, Smoothies, Rice Cakes and more. Fight the Snack Attacks with these 100-Calorie Snacks from the EatingWell website. http://www.eatingwell.com/

 
100-Calorie SnacksEatingWell2
Low-calorie snack recipes, including recipes for smoothies, popcorn, dips and more.
Having a snack attack? Stock your fridge and pantry with ingredients for these quick, healthy and low-calorie snack recipes to help you stay lean and healthy—and avoid the candy dish and snacks at work. Enjoy our healthy snack recipes, which are perfect to grab and go or pack for the office.

 

 

Quick Quesadilla
In just 5 minutes, you can make this healthy mini quesadilla recipe using protein-rich beans and your favorite fresh salsa. For a party appetizer tray, make a big batch and serve these quesadilla wedges with guacamole and sour cream, too…..
Frozen Chocolate-Covered Bananas
Kids will love dipping bananas in melted chocolate and rolling them in coconut to make this tasty frozen treat…….
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……

 

 

* Click the link below to get all the 100-Calorie Snacks

http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/100_calorie_snacks

100-Calorie Snacks

September 27, 2015 at 4:48 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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Who doesn’t like snacking! When you do, do it healthy. From the EatingWell website – 100-Calorie Snacks. It’s from the EatingWell website which has all your healthy recipes and cooking tips. http://www.eatingwell.com/

 

 

100-Calorie SnacksEatingWell2

Low-calorie snack recipes, including recipes for smoothies, popcorn, dips and more.
Having a snack attack? Stock your fridge and pantry with ingredients for these quick, healthy and low-calorie snack recipes to help you stay lean and healthy—and avoid the candy dish and snacks at work. Enjoy our healthy snack recipes, which are perfect to grab and go or pack for the office.

 
Quick Quesadilla
In just 5 minutes, you can make this healthy mini quesadilla recipe using protein-rich beans and your favorite fresh salsa. For a party appetizer tray, make a big batch and serve these quesadilla wedges with guacamole and sour cream, too…..

 

 

Frozen Chocolate-Covered Bananas
Kids will love dipping bananas in melted chocolate and rolling them in coconut to make this tasty frozen treat…..

 
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…..

 

 

* Click the link below to get all the 100-Calorie Snacks

http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/100_calorie_snacks

Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week – Slow Cooker Turkey Cheese Dip

September 18, 2015 at 4:58 AM | Posted in Jennie-O Turkey Products | 2 Comments
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This week’s Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week is Slow Cooker Turkey Cheese Dip. This one has 2 healthy Jennie – O Products in it, JENNIE-O® Ground Turkey and JENNIE-O® Lean Hot Italian Turkey Sausage. Perfect for a family snack or party snack. Serve it on crackers or chips. You can find this recipe plus many other delicious and healthy recipes all on the Jennie – O website. http://www.jennieo.com/

 

 

Slow Cooker Turkey Cheese Dip

Ingredients
1 (20-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Ground Turkey
1 (19.5-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Lean Hot Italian Turkey Sausage, choppedSlow Cooker Turkey Cheese Dip
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, cubed
1 (8-ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained
1 (8-ounce) container sour cream
1 (8-ounce) container cottage cheese
8 ounces Cheddar cheese, cubed
1 medium onion, diced
1 (11-ounce) can sliced jalapeño peppers, drained
1 (1-pound) package processed cheese, cubed
3 cloves garlic, minced
crackers or corn chips, if desired
Directions
Cook ground turkey and sausage as specified on the package. Always cook to well-done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer; drain. Transfer to slow cooker.

Add cream cheese, tomatoes, sour cream, cottage cheese, Cheddar cheese, onion, jalapeño peppers, processed cheese and garlic to slow cooker. Cover and cook on HIGH 1½ to 2 hours or until cheese is melted. Serve with crackers or corn chips, if desired
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

Nutritional InformationJennie O Make the Switch
Calories 280 Fat 20g
Protein 19g Cholesterol 80mg
Carbohydrates 7g Sodium 780mg
Fiber 1g Saturated Fat 10g
Sugars 3g

http://www.jennieo.com/recipes/270-Slow-Cooker-Turkey-Cheese-Dip

Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week – Spicy Grilled Turkey

August 21, 2015 at 5:24 AM | Posted in Jennie-O Turkey Products | 3 Comments
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This week’s Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week is a Spicy Grilled Turkey. Using JENNIE-O® Turkey Breast Cutlets. So fire up the grill for this healthy and delicious recipe. You can find this recipe along with many other grilling recipes on the Jennie – O website. http://www.jennieo.com/

 

 

Spicy Grilled Turkey

Ingredients
1 (1.10-pound) package JENNIE-O® Turkey Breast CutletsSpicy Grilled Turkey
4 jalapeño peppers, sliced
CREAMY TACO SAUCE
1 (8-ounce) package low-fat cream cheese
1½ teaspoons taco seasoning
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 (16-ounce) can refried beans, warmed

 
Directions
Prepare grill for medium-high heat. Cook turkey cutlets on greased grill 2 to 3 minutes on each side. Always cook until well done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer. Cook jalapeño slices 2 minutes each side or until softened and grill marks appear.

To make creamy taco sauce, in medium skillet over medium heat, melt cheese. Add seasoning and lime juice. Stir until sauce is smooth and hot.

Serve turkey drizzled with sauce. Sprinkle jalapeños over sauce. Serve beans on side.
Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

 

Nutritional InformationJennie O Make the Switch
Calories 130 Fat 2g
Protein 10g Cholesterol 5mg
Carbohydrates 17g Sodium 610mg
Fiber 4g Saturated Fat 0.5g
Sugars 3g

http://www.jennieo.com/recipes/806-Spicy-Grilled-Turkey

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