Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Cold and Creamy Fruit Cups

January 21, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dessert of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is Cold and Creamy Fruit Cups. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Fat Free Cream Cheese, Fat Free Sour Cream, Equal Spoonful, Lemon Juice, Canned Peaches, Frozen Unsweetened Blueberries, Frozen Unsweetened Raspberries, Canned Pineapple, Canned Mandarin Oranges, and Peach Halves. The Dessert is 75 calories and 14 carbs per serving. 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 2021! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Cold and Creamy Fruit Cups
A refreshing creamy frozen dessert filled with peaches, oranges and berries. Because it’s made ahead, this is a great treat for unexpected guests.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 (8-ounce) package fat-free cream cheese
1 cup fat-free sour cream
1/3 cup Equal® Spoonful*
2 to 3 teaspoons lemon juice
1 cup coarsely chopped fresh or canned drained peaches
1 cup fresh or frozen unsweetened blueberries
1 cup fresh or frozen unsweetened raspberries or halved or quartered strawberries
1 cup cubed fresh or canned drained pineapple
1 (11-ounce) can Mandarin orange segments, drained
12 pecan halves (optional)

Cooking Directions:
1 – Beat cream cheese, sour cream, Equal® and lemon juice in mixing bowl on medium speed of mixer until smooth and well combined. Fold in fruit by hand.
2 – Spoon mixture into 12 paper-lined muffin cups or spread into 11 x 7-inch baking dish. Garnish with pecan halves, if desired.
3 – Freeze 6 to 8 hours or until firm. Let stand at room temperature 10 to 15 minutes or until slightly softened before serving.
Makes 12 fruit cups.

*May substitute 8 packets Equal sweetener

Tip: If 11x7x2-inch baking dish is used, cut dessert into squares and serve on small plates with Raspberry Sauce or Strawberry Sauce, if desired. The fruit mixture can also be spooned into hollowed out orange halves and frozen. Cut thin slice from bottom of orange halves so they will stand. Place in muffin cups to freeze.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1 fruit cup): calories 75, protein 5 g, carbohydrate 14 g, fat 0 g, cholesterol 3 mg, sodium 130 mg.

Food Exchanges: 1 very lean meat, 1 fruit.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/cold_and_creamy_fruit_cups_recipe.html

SUGAR FREE PEACH JAM

January 21, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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I have a recipe for a Sugar Free Peach Jam to pass along. To make this Diabetic Friendly Jam you’ll be needing Water, Lemon Juice, Peaches, SURE-JELL, and Splenda No Calorie Sweetener. The Jam is only 10 calories and 3 carbs per serving. 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 2021! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

SUGAR FREE PEACH JAM

Ingredients

4 quarts water
1/2 cup lemon juice
3 pounds ripe peaches
3/4 cup water
1 (1.75 ounce) package SURE-JELL* For Lower Sugar Recipes Fruit Pectin
1/2 cup Splenda No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated

Directions

1 – Wash jars and lids in hot soapy water; rinse with warm water. Fill boiling-water canner half full with water; add jars and water to cover. Bring water to a boil, reduce heat and simmer. Place lids in water to cover in a small saucepan; bring water to a simmer. Simmer until ready to use. Remove and drain jars and lids, one at a time, as needed for filling.
2 – Combine 4 quarts of the water and lemon juice in a large bowl; set aside. Fill a Dutch oven 3/4 full with water; bring to a boil. Immerse peaches for 20 seconds or until skins easily peel away; remove with slotted spoon and plunge into ice water. Slip skin off peaches using a paring knife. Cut peaches in half; remove pits. Place peach halves in the water and lemon juice solution to prevent browning. Cut peaches into chunks; place in food processor. Process until finely chopped. Measure exactly 3 cups of fruit.
3 – Combine peaches and 3/4 cup water in a large saucepan. Gradually add pectin, stirring until blended.
4 – Bring mixture to a full rolling boil (a boil that doesn’t stop bubbling when stirred) over medium-high heat. Boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; add Splenda Granulated Sweetener stirring until Splenda Granulated Sweetener dissolves. Skim off any foam with metal spoon.
5 – Ladle hot jam immediately into prepared jars, filling to within 1/4-inch of tops. Wipe jar rims and threads. Cover with 2-piece lids. Screw bands tightly. Place jars on rack in canner. (Water must cover jars by 1 to 2 inches. Add boiling water, if necessary.) Cover; bring water to gentle boil.
6 – Process 10 minutes. Remove jars and place upright on towel to cool completely. After jars cool, check seals by pressing center of lid with finger. (If lid springs back, lid is not sealed and refrigeration is necessary.) Store in a cool, dark place for up to 1 year. Once opened, store refrigerated and use within 2 weeks.
NOTES:
The flavor of succulent summer peaches really comes through in this simple recipe.

Recipe Yield: Serves: 48 Serving Size: 1 tablespoon

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 10
Sodium: 5 milligrams
Carbohydrates: 3 grams
Sugars: 1 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipe/sugar-free-peach-jam

Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Chunky Peanut Butter Triangles

January 14, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dessert of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is, Chunky Peanut Butter Triangles. These Delicious Triangles are made using All Purpose Flour, Baking Soda, Peanut Butter, Light Butter, Splenda Brown Sugar Blend, Splenda Sugar Blend for Baking, Egg, Vanilla Extract, and NESTLÉ TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chunks. Chocolate and Peanut Butter, what’s not to like! 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 2021! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Chunky Peanut Butter Triangles
What’s not to like about this delicious recipe? Chocolate chunks and peanut butter — a great combination that can’t be beat.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup creamy or chunky peanut butter
1/2 cup (1 stick) light butter, softened
1/3 cup packed Splenda® Brown Sugar Blend
1/4 cup Splenda® Sugar Blend for Baking
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups (11.5-ounce package) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chunks

Cooking Directions:
1 – Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
2 – Combine flour and baking soda in small bowl; set aside.
3 – Combine peanut butter, butter, Splenda® Sugar Blend for Baking and Splenda® Brown Sugar Blend in large bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in chocolate chunks. Press into ungreased 13x9x2-inch baking pan, distributing chocolate chunks evenly.
4 – Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until center is set. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars; slice each bar in half diagonally.
Makes 42 bars.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/42 of recipe; 1 bar): Calories 110 | Calories from Fat 50 | Fat 6g (sat 2.5g) | Cholesterol 10mg | Sodium 50mg | Carbohydrates 12g | Fiber 1g | Sugars 8g | Protein 2g.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/chunky_peanut_butter_triangles_recipe.html

Healthy Cookie Recipes

January 14, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Cookie Recipes. Find some Delicious and Healthy Cookie Recipes with recipes including No-Sugar-Added Oatmeal Cookies, Italian Lemon Cookies, and Flourless Chocolate Cookies. So 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 2021! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Cookie Recipes
Find healthy, delicious cookie recipes including peanut butter, chocolate chip, oatmeal and sugar cookies. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

No-Sugar-Added Oatmeal Cookies
Classic oatmeal cookies without all the sugar, these better-for-you gluten-free treats get their sweetness from ripe bananas and chopped dates………………….

Italian Lemon Cookies
These soft Italian lemon drop cookies feature both sweet and tangy flavors thanks to plenty of fresh lemon juice and a powdered sugar glaze. These easy cookies are perfect with tea and coffee and will make a great addition to your holiday cookie platter………………

Flourless Chocolate Cookies
These flourless cookies get their volume from whipped egg whites (like a meringue) instead of grains, making them gluten-free and melt-in-your-mouth delicious. A chocolate chip in each bite adds to the rich chocolate flavor…………………

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Kitchen Hint of the Day!

January 14, 2021 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Using Parchment Paper…………

Lining your baking pans with parchment paper is more reliable than greasing and allows you to transfer cookies, breads and cakes without them tearing or falling apart. On a greased sheet, cookie bottoms can over-brown, but on parchment they bake perfectly. Bake on!

Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Chocolate Cinnamon Cake

January 7, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dessert of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is a Chocolate Cinnamon Cake. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Nonstick Cooking Spray, a package of Devil’s Food Cake Mix, Water, Egg Substitute, Canola Oil, Instant Coffee Granules, Ground Cinnamon, and Powdered Sugar. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Chocolate Cinnamon Cake
Few flavors capture the holiday season quite like cinnamon! If you’re looking to get in the spirit with a homemade treat, you can’t go wrong with this festive cake.

Chocolate Cinnamon Cake

Ingredients
Nonstick cooking spray
1 package (about 15 ounces) devil’s food cake mix
1 1/4 cups water
3/4 cup egg substitute or 3 eggs
1/3 cup canola oil
1 tablespoon instant coffee granules
1 1/2 to 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 cup powdered sugar

Directions
Yield: 18 to 20 servings
Serving size: 1/18 to 1/20 of recipe

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat 13×9-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.

2. Combine cake mix, water, egg substitute, oil, coffee granules and cinnamon in large bowl. Mix according to package directions. Spread batter in prepared pan.

3. Bake 25 to 27 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Just before serving, sift powdered sugar over cake. (Use stencils to create designs, if desired.)

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 170 calories, Carbohydrates: 22 g, Protein: 2 g, Fat: 9 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 256 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/chocolate-cinnamon-cake/

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Chocolate Coconut Bonbons

January 7, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, dessert | 1 Comment
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I have a recipe for Chocolate Coconut Bonbons to pass along. To make the Bonbons you’ll be needing Fat Free Cream Cheese, Splenda Granulated No Calorie Sweetener, Fat-Free Sweetened Condensed Milk, Flaked Coconut, Crisp Rice Cereal, and Squares of Semisweet Chocolate. The Bonbons are 90 calories and 12 net carbs per Bonbon. 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 2021! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Chocolate Coconut Bonbons
Chocolate Coconut BonbonsThese little balls of chocolaty coconut joy are perfect for any occasion.

Recipe Ingredients:
1/2 cup fat-free cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 cups Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
1 cup fat-free sweetened condensed milk
2 cups flaked coconut
2 1/2 cups crisp rice cereal
9 (1 ounce) squares semisweet chocolate

Cooking Directions:
1 – In a medium bowl, mix together cream cheese, Splenda® Granulated Sweetener, and sweetened condensed milk. Mix in the coconut and rice cereal to form a workable dough. Roll dough into 1 inch balls, and refrigerate until set, about 1 hour.

2 – Melt chocolate over a double boiler, stirring occasionally until smooth. Remove from heat when melted. Use toothpicks to hold the balls while dipping in the chocolate. Set on wax paper to dry.
Makes 36 bonbons.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1 bonbon): Calories: 90; Calories from Fat: 35; Total Fat: 4g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 50mg; Total Carbs: 13g; Dietary Fiber: 1g; Sugars: 10g; Protein: 2g.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/chocolate_coconut_bon_bons_recipe.html

Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Tiramisu Parfait

December 31, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is a Tiramisu Parfait. To make this week’s Recipe you’ll be needing Sugar Free Angel Food Cake, Instant Decaffeinated Coffee Powder, Hot Water, Mascarpone Cheese, Fat Free Cream Cheese, Dark Brown Sugar, Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener, Vanilla Extract, and Cocoa Powder. 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 2020! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Tiramisu Parfait
A splendid, reduced calorie twist to the traditional tiramisu dessert.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 (10.5-ounce) package sugar free angel food cake, purchased from bakery
3 1/2 teaspoons instant decaffeinated coffee powder
1 1/2 cups hot water
1/2 cup mascarpone cheese
1 (8-ounce) package fat-free cream cheese
2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
1 cup Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoons cocoa powder

Cooking Directions:
1 – Cut angel food cake into 1-inch cubes. Set aside.
2 – Dissolve instant coffee in hot water. Chill in refrigerator.
3 – Combine mascarpone and cream cheese in mixing bowl. Beat until smooth. Add 2 tablespoons coffee, dark brown sugar, Splenda® Granulated Sweetener and vanilla. Mix well. Set aside.
4 – Pour cold coffee into a 13x9x2-inch pan.
5 – To Assemble Tiramisu: Quickly dip half of angel food cake pieces into the coffee. Remove immediately and place in medium glass serving bowl. Spread half of cheese mixture on top. Sprinkle with 1 tsp cocoa powder. Repeat with remaining angel food cake, cheese mixture, and cocoa.
6 – Cover and chill for three hours or overnight before serving.
Makes 8 (1/2 cup) servings.

Tip: To make Berry Tiramisu add fresh raspberries or blueberries in between cake layer and cream cheese layer.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of recipe; 1/2 cup): Calories 210 | Calories from Fat 60 | Fat 7g (sat 4.0g) | Cholesterol 20mg | Sodium 560mg | Carbohydrates 38g | Fiber 2g | Sugars 6g | Protein 8g.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/tiramisu_parfait_recipe.html

Healthy Gelatin Desserts

December 31, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Gelatin Desserts. Find some Delicious and Healthy Gelatin Desserts with recipes including Raspberry Jello, Lime and Orange Jello Jigglers, and Strawberry Cream. 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 2020! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Gelatin Desserts
Find healthy, delicious dessert recipes with gelatin including jello molds and jello salads. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Raspberry Jello
We combine cran-raspberry juice with sparkling white grape juice to make a dazzling raspberry jello recipe. We like to add fresh raspberries to enhance the flavor but any small berry would work well too…………………

Lime and Orange Jello Jigglers
Pucker up and enjoy this sweet and sour after-school treat. For a sweeter snack or dessert, use fresh orange pieces. For those who like it sour try more grapefruit or lime segments……………..

Strawberry Cream
This chilled strawberry dessert gets creaminess and a touch of tanginess from reduced-fat sour cream. Topped with some ruby-red diced strawberries, it makes a delightful ending to any meal…………….

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One of America’s Favorites – Soufflé

December 28, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | 1 Comment
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A chocolate soufflé

A soufflé is a baked egg-based dish originating in France in the early eighteenth century. Combined with various other ingredients it can be served as a savory main dish or sweetened as a dessert. The word soufflé is the past participle of the French verb souffler which means “to blow”, “to breathe”, “to inflate” or “to puff”.

The earliest mention of the soufflé is attributed to French master cook Vincent La Chapelle, in the early eighteenth century. The development and popularization of the soufflé is usually traced to French chef Marie-Antoine Carême in the early nineteenth century.

 

Soufflés are typically prepared from two basic components:

1 – a flavored crème pâtissière, cream sauce or béchamel, or a purée as the base

Cheese soufflés

2 – egg whites beaten to a soft peak
The base provides the flavor and the egg whites provide the “lift”, or puffiness to the dish. Foods commonly used to flavor the base include herbs, cheese and vegetables for savory soufflés and jam, fruits, berries, chocolate, banana and lemon for dessert soufflés.

Soufflés are generally baked in individual ramekins of a few ounces or soufflé dishes of a few liters: these are typically glazed, flat-bottomed, round porcelain containers with unglazed bottoms, vertical or nearly vertical sides, and fluted exterior borders. The ramekin, or other baking vessel, may be coated with a thin film of butter to prevent the soufflé from sticking. Some preparations also include adding a coating of sugar, bread crumbs, or a grated hard cheese such as Parmesan inside the ramekin in addition to the butter; some cooks believe this allows the soufflé to rise more easily.

After being cooked, a soufflé is puffed up and fluffy, and it will generally fall after 5 or 10 minutes (as risen dough does). It may be served with a sauce atop the soufflé, such as a sweet dessert sauce, or with a sorbet or ice-cream on the side. When served, the top of a soufflé may be punctured with serving utensils to separate it into individual servings. This can also enable a sauce to integrate into the dish.

A chocolate soufflé with lava center served with ice cream

 

There are a number of both savory and sweet soufflé flavor variations. Savory soufflés often include cheese, and vegetables such as spinach, carrot and herbs, and may sometimes incorporate poultry, bacon, ham, or seafood for a more substantial dish. Sweet soufflés may be based on a chocolate or fruit sauce (lemon or raspberry, for example), and are often served with a dusting of powdered sugar. Frugal recipes sometimes emphasize the possibilities for making soufflés from leftovers.

A soufflé may be served alone or with ice cream, fruit, or a sauce.

Apple soufflé is made by lining a cake tin with pureed rice that has been boiled in sweetened milk and baking it in this until it sets. The rice “border” is filled with thickened apple marmalade and whipped egg whites and baked until it rises.

 

 

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