One of America’s Favorites – Blueberry Pie

September 17, 2018 at 5:02 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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A slice of blueberry pie with traditional crust

Blueberry pie is a pie with a blueberry filling. Blueberry pie is considered one of the easiest pies to make because it does not require pitting or peeling of fruit. It usually has a top and bottom crust. The top crust can be a circular crust but the pie can also have a crumble crust or no top crust at all. Blueberry pies are often eaten in the summertime because that is when blueberries are in season.

Blueberry pies were already baked in Germany before European settlers came to America. Blueberry pie was first eaten by early American settlers and remains a popular dessert in the United States and Canada. Similar desserts are prepared in Europe with bilberries. Blueberry pie made with wild Maine blueberries is the official state dessert of the U.S. state of Maine. Blueberry pie has been documented in the Appledore Cook Book in 1872.

Blueberry pie with almond crumb topping

A typical ingredient for blueberry pie are rinsed and stemmed blueberries. The berries can be frozen or fresh. Other ingredients include flour, or instant tapioca. cinnamon, [[nutmeg{],sugar, vanilla and butter. Recipes may vary ingredients.

Nutrients
Macro
The macronutrient count for a serving of blueberry pie is around 12.5 grams of fat, 43.6 grams of carbohydrates, and 2.3 grams of protein, for a calorie count of 290.

Micro
Blueberry pie has several vitamins including vitamin A, Folate, vitamin C, vitamin E, and vitamin K. Blueberry pie also has a variety of minerals like calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, sodium, and zinc.

 

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Kitchen Hint of the Day!

August 14, 2018 at 5:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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About my favorite snack – Peanut Butter……….

Peanut Butter makes you feel full longer, so you end up eating less overall. It is also packed with nutrition because a serving of peanut butter has 3 mg of the powerful antioxidant vitamin E, 49 mg of bone-building magnesium, 208 mg of muscle-friendly potassium, and 0.17 mg of immunity-boosting vitamin B6.

2018 Kingsgate Logistics Union Centre Food Truck Rally Friday, August 10 • 11:30am – 10:30pm

August 10, 2018 at 9:24 AM | Posted in Festivals | Leave a comment
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Kingsgate Logistics Union Centre Food Truck Rally is Friday, August 10 • 11:30am – 10:30pm
The Kingsgate Logistics Union Centre Food Truck Rally is rolling into West Chester today Friday, Aug. 10 and you and the family won’t want to miss it! From 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., more than 40 food trucks will serve up some of the tastiest food in town right in The Square @ Union Center. This one-stop shop of all things delicious offers everything food lovers could want.

A wide range of food cultures will be available for the hungry crowds, so everyone in the family can pick a favorite. So, if dad wants a gyro, mom wants crab cakes and the kids want kettle corn, then it’s all just steps away from each other! And, those with a sweet tooth won’t be disappointed, either. Popular items such as fresh lemonade, cheesecake, soft serve ice cream will be for sale, too.

 

11:30 AM – 10:30 PM
Location: The Square at Union Centre- Near exit 19 on Interstate 75
9825 Centre Pointe Drive
West Chester, OH 45069
http://ucbma.com/events/union-centre-food-truck-rally/

Chocolate Yogurt Pops

August 4, 2018 at 5:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly | Leave a comment
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Here’s a treat the whole family will enjoy, Chocolate Yogurt Pops! Diabetic Friendly Chocolate Yogurt Pops that are 50 calories and 10 carbs per serving (1/4 of recipe). It’s just one of the many Diabetic Friendly Desserts that you can find at the CooksRecipes website (https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html) At the Cooks site they have a huge selection of recipes to please all tastes, diets, or cuisines. Check it out today. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Chocolate Yogurt Pops
Kids will love to help make these fun yogurt pops—and will enjoy eating them even more!

Recipe Ingredients:
1 (8-ounce) container plain nonfat yogurt
1/4 cup sugar-free cocoa mix
1/4 cup Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
4 ice cream sticks

Cooking Directions:
1 – Mix all ingredients in a small mixing bowl. Spoon mixture into four, 3 ounce paper cups. Set cups in a muffin pan or on a flat plate. Place ice cream sticks in the center. Freeze about 3 hours or until solid.
2 – Peel paper cups away from yogurt pops before serving.
Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories 50 | Calories from Fat 0 | Fat 0g (sat 0g) | Cholesterol 0mg | Sodium 80mg | Carbohydrates 10g | Fiber 0g | Sugars 8g | Protein 4g.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/chocolate_yogurt_pops_recipe.html

Double Chocolate Brownies

June 24, 2018 at 5:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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From the CooksRecipes website its Double Chocolate Brownies. These Brownies are only 105 calories and 10 carbs per serving! You’ll be using Applesauce and Equal to keep those calories and carbs in check. This just one of the many Diabetic Desserts that you can find at the Cooks site. Full selections for Appetizer and Snack Recipes, Beverage and Punch Recipes, Bread Recipes, Breakfast Recipes, Dessert Recipes, Entrée Recipes, Holiday Recipes, Salad and Dressing Recipes, Sauce and Condiment Recipes, Side Dish Recipes, and Soup and Chili Recipes. Check it out today. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Double Chocolate Brownies
Applesauce replaces part of the fat, sweetener all of the sugar, plus you get double the chocolate flavor with both cocoa and chocolate chips—so who can resist these delicious brownies?

Recipe Ingredients:
6 tablespoons stick butter, softened
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup Equal® Spoonful*
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips or mini chocolate chips
6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

Cooking Directions:
1 – Beat butter, applesauce, eggs, and vanilla until blended. Stir in combined flour, Equal®, chocolate chips, cocoa, baking powder and salt until blended.
2 – Spread batter in sprayed 8-inch square baking pan. Bake in a preheated 350° F oven 18 to 20 minutes or until top springs back when gently touched. Cool completely on wire rack. Cut into squares.
3 – Store in airtight container at room temperature.
Makes 16 brownies.

*May substitute 24 packets Equal sweetener.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/16 of recipe; 1 brownie): calories 105; protein 2 g; carbohydrate 10 g; fat 7 g; cholesterol 38 mg; sodium 77 mg.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/double_chocolate_brownies_recipe.html

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

June 24, 2018 at 5:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Angel Food Cake………..

An Angel Food Cake can be left in the pan and covered tightly with foil for up to 24 hours or until you are ready to frost it,

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

June 23, 2018 at 5:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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This takes the cake………..

If you sprinkle a very thin layer of cornstarch on top of a cake before you ice it, the icing won’t run down the sides.

* Thank you Katie K. for passing this hint along!

Healthy Dairy Recipes

April 11, 2018 at 5:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Dairy Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Dairy Recipes like; Skillet Pull-Apart Bread with Spinach-Artichoke Dip, Yogurt with Blueberries and Honey, and Chicken Shawarma with Yogurt Sauce. Find these recipes and much more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Dairy Recipes
Find healthy, delicious dairy recipes including yogurt, cheese, milk and cottage cheese. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Skillet Pull-Apart Bread with Spinach-Artichoke Dip
Make this creamy, cheesy dip with bread for dipping all in one pan for a simple, crowd-pleasing party appetizer. We use whole-wheat pizza dough for the easy pull-apart bread edge………….

Yogurt with Blueberries and Honey
A simple combination of Greek yogurt and blueberries gets an extra touch of sweetness from golden honey. It’s the perfect balance of protein and fiber to keep you energized……..

Chicken Shawarma with Yogurt Sauce
The key to cooking juicy chicken without a spit in this healthy recipe is high heat and dark meat. The yogurt in the marinade gives the chicken both its tender texture and its alluring char. More yogurt in the sauce, along with crunchy cucumbers and herbs, keeps the flavors bright………………

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Dairy Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/18242/ingredients/dairy/

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

April 11, 2018 at 5:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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It takes the cake……………

If a cake recipe calls for flouring the baking pan, use some of the dry cake mix instead. The cake will absorb the mix, and you won’t have a floury mess on the outside when the cake is done.

Diabetic Recipes: Our Best Spring Desserts

April 1, 2018 at 5:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website its – Diabetic Recipes: Our Best Spring Desserts. Start the Spring off right with these Diabetic Recipes: Our Best Spring Desserts. Delicious Dessert recipes like; Silky Chocolate Pie, Berry-Ginger Shortcakes, and No-Bake Lime Pie. Find these recipes and more at the Diabetic Living Online website. Enjoy and Eat Heathy in 2018! http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

Diabetic Recipes: Our Best Spring Desserts
Brush off the winter blues with refreshing spring desserts that fit into your diabetic diet. Enjoy fresh flavors of the season featuring lemon, strawberry, lime, blueberries, raspberries, and more in dessert favorites from creamy custards to luscious cheesecakes.

Silky Chocolate Pie
The secret to this velvety smooth chocolate lovers’ pie is fat-free yogurt. Using plain fat-free Greek-style yogurt, which is commonly found in most grocery stores, will also save you preparation time…….

Berry-Ginger Shortcakes
Boasting a medley of sweet berries, whipped topping, and cakey biscuits, this diabetic dessert doesn’t skimp on taste or satisfaction…….

No-Bake Lime Pie
A simple graham cracker crust and easy-prep citrus filling keep you away from the oven so you can get back to the things you love about spring……..

* Click the link below to get all the – Diabetic Recipes: Our Best Spring Desserts
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/food-to-eat/diabetic-recipes-our-best-spring-desserts

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