Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake

September 23, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dessert of the Week, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is a Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake. To make this week’s recipe some of the ingredients you’ll be needing are Equal Spoonful, Stick Butter, Vanilla Wafers, Unsweetened Chocolate, Egg Whites, Reduced Fat Sour Cream, Fat Free Milk, and more! There’s 164 calories and 8 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/

Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake
New York-style cheesecake swirled with a rich chocolate mixture. Serve with fresh raspberries. Recipe for Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake from our Dessert recipe section.

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
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/chocolate-swirl-cheesecake

Healthy Fall Baking and Dessert Recipes

September 23, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell Website and Magazine it’s Healthy Fall Baking and Dessert Recipes. Find some Delicious and Healthy Fall Baking and Dessert Recipes with recipes including Frozen Pumpkin Mousse Pie, Apple-Cinnamon Cake, and Citrus Ginger Cake with Spiced Orange Compote. 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 Fall Baking and Dessert Recipes
Find healthy, delicious baking and dessert recipes for the Fall, including cookies, apple cakes, pumpkin and apple pies. Healthier recipes from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Frozen Pumpkin Mousse Pie
While pumpkin pie deserves respect as a Thanksgiving icon, it’s fun to shake up tradition. Surprise your family and friends with a frozen pie this year–it just might become one of their holiday favorites. No need to let them know how easy it is………..

Apple-Cinnamon Cake
This simple nondairy apple cake, which is often called Jewish apple cake, has origins in Eastern Europe. Cinnamon and sweet-tart Granny Smith apples make for a fragrant cake, while orange juice in the batter adds a sweet, fresh touch. Make it for Rosh Hashana or any other fall holiday or occasion. The leftovers (if there are any) pair nicely with a cup of coffee the next morning……….

Citrus Ginger Cake with Spiced Orange Compote
The flavor of this spiced orange compote improves with time so make it a day ahead or the morning of your party. Serve chilled in a clear bowl so the colors show through…………

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Fall Baking and Dessert Recipes
https://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/19824/seasonal/fall/desserts/

Ohio Festivals September 23rd – 26th 2021

September 21, 2021 at 8:06 AM | Posted in cooking, Festivals, Food | Leave a comment
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September 23-26, 2021 Annual Barnesville Pumpkin Festival
Barnesville, Ohio

The Barnesville Pumpkin Festival has become a tradition for families and friends who come each year to enjoy one of Ohio’s oldest and most popular festivals. Always held during the last full weekend in September, the Festival includes four days of fun-filled contests, entertainment, tastes, sights and sounds. The festival started in 1963 in the basement of the Catholic Church and has has evolved from a small street fair to a premier event with visitors attending from all over the United States. Both adults and children will enjoy harvest-inspired arts and crafts, home-style foods, entertainment on two stages, a giant weigh-in of champion pumpkins, lots of fun contests and the Giant Pumpkin Festival Parade on Saturday. There is plenty to see and do and, best of all, admission is free.
http://www.barnesvillepumpkinfestival.com/

September 25-26, 2021 Annual Country Applefest – Lebanon, Ohio

The Warren County Fairgrounds in Lebanon will be filled with homemade crafts, great food and entertainment. Enter the apple bake off contest.
http://www.countryapplefest.com/

September 25-26, 2021 Annual Germantown Pretzel Festival

Germantown, Ohio
Fall festival held on the fourth full weekend in September, since 1980, featuring handcrafts, good food, and free entertainment with live music & shows, baked goods & pretzels!
http://pretzelfestival.com/live/

Diabetic Dessert of the Week – APPLESAUCE BROWNIES

September 16, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in dessert, 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 APPLESAUCE BROWNIES. To make this week’s Dessert you’ll be needing Vegetable Oil, Unsweetened Applesauce, Unsweetened Cocoa Powder, Sugar, All Purpose Flour, Baking Powder, Baking Soda, Eggs, Vanilla Extract, and Chopped Nuts. 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 2021! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

APPLESAUCE BROWNIES
Recipe for Applesauce Brownies from our Desserts recipe section.
Ingredients

1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup chopped nuts

Directions

1 – Preheat oven to 375 F.
2 – Combine oil, applesauce and cocoa. Add sugar and stir until dissolved. Add eggs and vanilla. Mix dry ingredients together and stir into the mixture.
3 – Pour the batter into a greased and floured (or wax paper lined & sprayed) 9 inch square pan. Sprinkle on nuts (optional).
4 – Bake about 20 to 30 minutes or until top is set but edges are not dried out. Toothpick will come out clean. Cut into 16 or 24 squares.

Recipe Yield: Servings: 16

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 165
Fat: 7 grams
Sodium: 84 milligrams
Protein: 3 grams
Carbohydrates: 27 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipe/applesauce-brownies

Healthy Fall Baking and Dessert Recipes

September 9, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell Website and Magazine it’s Healthy Fall Baking and Dessert Recipes. Find some Delicious and Healthy Fall Baking and Dessert Recipes with recipes including Apple-Cinnamon Cake, No-Bake Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake, and Citrus Ginger Cake with Spiced Orange Compote. 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 Fall Baking and Dessert Recipes
Find healthy, delicious baking and dessert recipes for the Fall, including cookies, apple cakes, pumpkin and apple pies. Healthier recipes from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Apple-Cinnamon Cake
This simple nondairy apple cake, which is often called Jewish apple cake, has origins in Eastern Europe. Cinnamon and sweet-tart Granny Smith apples make for a fragrant cake, while orange juice in the batter adds a sweet, fresh touch. Make it for Rosh Hashana or any other fall holiday or occasion. The leftovers (if there are any) pair nicely with a cup of coffee the next morning…………

No-Bake Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake
This luscious swirled cheesecake dessert is a no bake, mix-and-chill recipe. Plus, each slice is under 200 calories!………

Citrus Ginger Cake with Spiced Orange Compote
The flavor of this spiced orange compote improves with time so make it a day ahead or the morning of your party. Serve chilled in a clear bowl so the colors show through…………

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Fall Baking and Dessert Recipes
https://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/19824/seasonal/fall/desserts/

Diabetic Dessert of the Week – No-Bake Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake

September 2, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dessert of the Week, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is a No-Bake Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Graham Cracker Crumbs, Stick Butter, Equal Spoonful, Orange Juice, Unflavored Gelatin, Reduced Fat Cream Cheese, Part Skim Ricotta Cheese, Equal Spoonful, Orange Extract, Light Whipped Topping, can Mandarin Oranges, Oranges Sections, and Whipped Topping. There’s 152 calories and 11 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 2021! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

NO-BAKE ORANGE CREAM CHEESECAKE
Ingredients

Crust Ingredients:

1 cup graham cracker crumbs
3 tablespoons stick butter or margarine, melted
3 tablespoons Equal Spoonful or Granulated*

Cheesecake Ingredients:

1 cup orange juice
1 envelope (1/4 ounce) unflavored gelatin
2 packages (8 ounces each) reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
3/4 cup Equal Spoonful or Granulated**
1 teaspoon orange extract (optional)
2 cups light whipped topping, thawed, if frozen
1 can (11 ounces) Mandarin oranges, drained, coarsely chopped
Oranges sections (optional)
Whipped topping (optional)
* May substitute 4-1/2 packets Equal sweetener

** May substitute 18 packets Equal sweetener

Directions

1 – For Crust, combine graham cracker crumbs, butter and 3 tablespoons Equal. Press mixture onto bottom of a 9-inch springform pan. Bake in preheated 350F oven 10 minutes. Cool on wire rack while preparing cheesecake.
2 – For Cheesecake, pour orange juice into small saucepan. Sprinkle gelatin over orange juice and let soften 1 minute. Heat over low heat, stirring constantly, until gelatin dissolves. Beat cream cheese and ricotta cheese in mixing bowl on medium speed of mixer until smooth. Stir in 3/4 cup Equal® and orange extract. Add gelatin mixture to cheese mixture; blend until smooth. Refrigerate cheese mixture, or place in freezer, 20 to 30 minutes or until mixture is slightly thickened. Fold in whipped topping and chopped oranges. Spoon over baked crust.
3 – Cover and refrigerate several hours or overnight. To serve, gently run metal spatula around rim of pan to loosen cake. Remove side of pan. Garnish top of cheesecake with orange sections and whipped topping, if desired. Cut cake into wedges. Nutritional Information

NOTES:
Light fluffy textured cheesecake filled with chopped oranges, reduced-fat cream cheese and ricotta cheese makes a great warm weather dessert.

Recipe Yield: Yield: 16 servings

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 152
Fat: 10 grams
Sodium: 158 milligrams
Cholesterol: 31 milligrams
Protein: 6 grams
Carbohydrates: 11 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/no-bake-orange-cream-cheesecake

Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Heavenly Angel Food Cake

August 26, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dessert of the Week | 1 Comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is a Heavenly Angel Food Cake. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Egg Whites, Cream of Tartar, Vanilla Extract, Splenda® Sugar Blend for Baking, Light Corn Syrup, Flour, and Cornstarch. 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

Heavenly Angel Food Cake
You’ll love this great version of angel food cake! It’s delicate and delicious — without all the added sugar.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups large egg whites
1 1/2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup Splenda® Sugar Blend for Baking
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1 cup sifted cake flour
1/4 cup cornstarch
3/4 cup Splenda® Sugar Blend for Baking

Cooking Directions:
1 – Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
2 – Place egg whites in a large mixing bowl; let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Add cream of tartar and vanilla extract. Beat at high speed with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Gradually add 1/4 cup Splenda® Sugar Blend for Baking and light corn syrup.
3 – Sift flour and cornstarch 2 times into another large mixing bowl. Add 3/4 cup Splenda® Sugar Blend for Baking to flour mixture, stirring until blended.
4 – Sprinkle 1/4 of the flour mixture over the egg whites. Fold gently. Repeat procedure three times with the remaining flour mixture.
5 – Pour batter into an ungreased 10-inch tube pan, spreading batter evenly in pan. Cut through batter with a knife to remove air bubbles.
6 – Bake on lowest rack in oven for 40 to 45 minutes, or until cake springs back when lightly touched.
7 – Invert tube pan; cool cake in the pan for 30 to 40 minutes.
8 – Loosen cake from sides of pan using a narrow metal spatula; remove cake from pan.
Makes 12 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/12 of recipe): Calories: 190; Calories from Fat: 0; Total Fat: 0g; Saturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 65mg; Total Carbs: 39g; Dietary Fiber: 0g; Sugars: 23g; Protein: 4g.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/heavenly_angel_food_cake_recipe.html

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

August 26, 2021 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Ripen your Peaches………..

In order for your peaches to ripen properly, do not place them in the refrigerator. For faster ripening, place peaches in a brown paper bag on the kitchen counter. Once your peaches have reached your desired ripeness, then and only then should you place them in the refrigerator.

Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Strawberry-Peach Cream Cheese Spread

August 19, 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 Strawberry-Peach Cream Cheese Spread. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Strawberry 100% Fruit Spread, Peach 100% Fruit Spread, Amaretto, and Fat Free Cream Cheese. The Spread is 26 calories and 5 carbs per serving. 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/

Strawberry-Peach Cream Cheese Spread
Perfect for pairing with crisp vanilla wafers, this summery, low-carb fruit topping is simply divine! And with just four ingredients and a few simple preparation steps, indulging couldn’t be easier.

Ingredients
Preparation time: 5 minutes

1/4 cup strawberry 100% fruit spread
1/4 cup peach 100% fruit spread
1 1/2 teaspoons Amaretto
8 ounces (1 block) fat-free cream cheese

Directions
Yield: 24 servings
Serving size: 2 teaspoons

1 – Combine strawberry fruit spread, peach fruit spread, and Amaretto in a bowl. Whisk well. Place block of cream cheese on a serving plate. Spoon fruit topping over it. Serve with vanilla wafers.

* The fruit sauce can also be packaged in a jar as a gift or served over ice cream or angel food cake.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 26 calories, Carbohydrates: 5 g, Protein: 1 g, Sodium: 45 mg
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/snack/strawberry-peach-cream-cheese-spread/

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Kool-Aid® Invisible Kool Pops

August 19, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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I have a recipe here to help beat the heat, Kool-Aid® Invisible Kool Pops. To make these refreshing Pops you’ll be needing a package of Kool-Aid® INVISIBLE Watermelon Kiwi Flavor Unsweetened Soft Drink Mix, Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener, Water, Paper or Plastic (5-ounce) Cups and Ice Cream Sticks. The Pops are 5 calories and 1 carb 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

Kool-Aid® Invisible Kool Pops
Freeze up a batch of refreshing ice pops or simply use the mixture to create flavorful ice cubes.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 (0.23 ounce) package Kool-Aid® INVISIBLE Watermelon Kiwi Flavor Unsweetened Soft Drink Mix
1 cup Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
2 quarts water
16 paper or plastic (5-ounce) cups
16 ice cream sticks

Cooking Directions:
1 – Empty contents of packet into large pitcher. Add Splenda® Granulated Sweetener. Add cold water to equal 2 quarts. Stir to dissolve.
2 – Pour soft drink evenly into paper cups. Freeze 1 1/2 hours or until almost firm. Insert pop stick into center of each cup.
3 – Freeze an additional 1 1/2 hours or until firm. Store in freezer.
Makes 16 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/16 of recipe): Calories 5 | Calories from Fat 0 | Fat 0g (sat 0g) | Cholesterol 0mg | Sodium 15mg | Carbohydrates 1g | Fiber 0g | Sugars 1g | Protein 0g.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/kool-aid_invisible_kool_pops_recipe.html

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