Sunday’s Chicken Dinner Recipe – Autumn Chicken Pot Pie

December 8, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Sunday's Chicken Dinner | 1 Comment
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This week’s Sunday’s Chicken Dinner Recipe is – Autumn Chicken Pot Pie. To make this Classic Comfort Food some of the ingredients you’ll need are Cooked Chicken, Pearl Onions, Carrots, Granny Smith Apple, and Dried Cranberries and more all in a Lemon-Ginger Pastry Crust. The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website where you’ll find a fantastic selection of recipes to please all tastes, diets, and cuisines so check it out today! Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Autumn Chicken Pot Pie
A buttery, lemon-ginger pastry crust covers a filling with tender pieces of chicken, pearl onions, carrots, chunks of Granny Smith apple and dried cranberries.

Recipe Ingredients:
Dough:
1 cup all purpose-flour
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup butter, softened
3 tablespoons cold water

Filling:
1 cup pearl onions, peeled and steamed until tender
2 medium carrots, cut into slices and steamed until tender
2 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
2 cups chicken broth
1 medium Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored and cut into chunks
1/4 cup dried cranberries
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 cups cooked chicken, chopped (leftover from roast chicken or freshly poached)
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/8 teaspoon salt

Cooking Directions:
1 – For Dough: In large bowl combine flour, ginger, lemon zest and salt. With a pastry blender or 2 knives, cut in 1/3 cup butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle 3 tablespoons of water over the mixture and toss with fork. The dough should be just barely moistened, enough to hold together when formed into a ball. Add more water if needed. Form the dough into a flat disk and wrap in plastic. Refrigerate while making the filling.
2 – Preheat oven to 450°F (230°C).
3 – For Filling: Drop pearl onions into boiling water for 30 seconds; drain, peel. Steam pearl onions and carrots until tender.
4 – In large saucepan over medium heat, melt 2 tablespoons butter. Whisk in flour and ginger until smooth. Reduce heat to low and gradually whisk in chicken broth. Stir in pearl onions, carrots, apples, cranberries, lemon juice and chicken. Let simmer for 5 minutes, stirring regularly. Season with salt and pepper. Spoon filling into deep, 10-inch ceramic or glass pie dish.
5 – On a lightly floured surface, roll dough out to a circle, about 12-inches in diameter. Lay the dough over the top of pie dish. Trim and crimp edges. Use a small knife to cut several slits in the center of pie. (Alternatively, make decorative cuts in pie crust before setting it on top of pie.)
6 – Set the pie on a baking sheet and place in oven on middle rack. Bake for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 400°F (205°C) and continue baking for additional 20 minutes, until pie bubbles around edges and top is nicely browned. Serve while piping hot.

Makes 6 servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/chicken/autumn_chicken_pot_pie_recipe.html

Cranberry Apple Pie

November 30, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dessert of the Week | 1 Comment
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I’ve got a delicious Dessert recipe to pass along to everyone, Cranberry Apple Pie. Perfect Pie for the Holiday Season. Made using Refrigerated Piecrust , Baking Apples, Dried Cranberries, Lemon Zest, Splenda Sweetener, Flour, Spices, Unsweetened Applesauce, Light Brown Sugar, and Reduced-Calorie Stick Margarine. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website which has a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes. You can also subscribe to one of my favorite Magazines the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. I left a link to subscribe at the of the post. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Cranberry Apple Pie
Preparation time: 20 minutes. Baking time: 45–50 minutes.

Ingredients
1 refrigerated piecrust (such as Pillsbury refrigerated piecrust)
4 large baking apples, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
1 cup sweetened, dried cranberries
1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
1/2 cup Splenda sweetener
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ginger
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup Splenda
1/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
1/3 cup reduced-calorie stick margarine, cut into smallpieces (do not soften)

Directions
Topping:

1 – Preheat oven to 400°F. Unfold piecrust and press out fold lines. Fit crust into a 9-inch deep-dish pie plate according to package directions. Combine Apples, Cranberries, Lemon Zest, Splenda, 3 tablespoons flour, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, and Ginger in a large bowl; toss gently to mix well. Add applesauce and toss to coat. Spoon mixture into piecrust, piling up apples (they will shrink down with baking).

2 – In a separate bowl, combine 3/4 cup flour, 1/4 cup Splenda, light-brown sugar, and margarine. Mix by mashing with a fork until crumbly. Sprinkle topping evenly over apple filling and press on to cover pie. Bake 45–50 minutes, or until apples are tender; cover edges of piecrust with aluminum foil to prevent over-browning if necessary. Allow pie to cool at least one hour before serving. This is a thick pie, so it makes a lot of servings.

Yield: 12 servings.

Serving size: 1/12 of pie.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 258 calories, Carbohydrates: 40 g, Protein: 2 g, Fat: 10 g, Saturated Fat: 3 g, Cholesterol: 3 mg, Sodium: 109 mg, Fiber: 2 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/cranberry-apple-pie/


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Diabetic Dish of the Week – Butternut Squash and Apple Gratin

October 22, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is – Butternut Squash and Apple Gratin. Fall side dishes at its best with this week’s recipe of Butternut Squash and Apple Gratin. Made using Butternut Squash, Gala Apples, Dried Cranberries, Walnuts, Spices, Brown Sugar, Orange Juice, and Whole Wheat Bread Crumbs. You can find this recipe along with all the other Diabetic Friendly Recipes at the Diabetes Self Management website. You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. I love this Magazine, look forward to each issue. Always packed with Healthy and Delicious Recipes along with Diabetes Management Tips, Diabetes News and more! I left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. So Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Butternut Squash and Apple Gratin
Packed with nutrients such as vitamin A, vitamin C and potassium, this gratin makes a healthy and elegant side dish. And combining butternut squash, apples, cranberries and walnuts, it’s the quintessential fall food!

Ingredients
3 cups diced peeled butternut squash
1 1/2 cups diced peeled firm Gala apple
3 tablespoons dried sweetened cranberries
3 tablespoons chopped walnuts
2 teaspoons packed brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 cup fresh whole wheat bread crumbs*
1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted

Directions
1 – Preheat oven to 400°F. Spray 9-inch pie plate with nonstick cooking spray.

2 – Steam squash in steamer basket over boiling water 5 minutes or until tender.

3 – Combine butternut squash, apple, cranberries, walnuts, brown sugar, cinnamon, salt, if desired, and pepper in large bowl; gently mix. Pour in orange juice. Spoon evenly into prepared pie plate.

4 – Cover and bake 20 minutes or until squash and apple are fork-tender.

5 – Meanwhile, combine bread crumbs and butter in small bowl; mix well. Sprinkle evenly over apple mixture. Bake, uncovered, 10 minutes or until topping is golden brown.

*Note. To make fresh bread crumbs, tear 1 slice bread into pieces; process in food processor until coarse crumbs form.

Yield: 6 servings.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 150 calories, Carbohydrates: 26 g, Protein: 3 g, Fat: 5 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 5 mg, Sodium: 70 mg, Fiber: 2 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/sides/butternut-squash-and-apple-gratin/

 

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It’s Nuts I tell you…..BITTY BAR VARIETY PACK

August 23, 2018 at 5:02 AM | Posted in nuts, NUTS COM | Leave a comment
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This week of the nuts.com website (https://nuts.com/) its the BITTY BAR VARIETY PACK. Mini sized Bitty Bars. 3 kinds – Sweet and Salty (3) Cranberry Quinoa (3) Trail Mix (3) Peanut Butter (3). Made with ingredients like peanuts, almonds, dried apricots, quinoa and more. Bound together with sweet, and pure honey. At the Nuts site (https://nuts.com/) you can choose from items like; NUTS, DRIED FRUIT, CHOCOLATES and SWEETS, SNACKS, COFFEE and TEA, COOKING and BAKING, and GIFTS. Plus there’s FREE shipping on orders over $59, see for details. Now more on the BITTY BAR VARIETY PACK. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! https://nuts.com/

 

 

BITTY BAR VARIETY PACK
Wee-sized Bitty Bars for every lil’ craving! Taste them all with our Bitty Bar Bundle. Inside, you’ll find three bars of each flavor; Sweet and Salty, Cranberry Quinoa, Trail Mix and Peanut Butter and Jelly. Small as they are, these itsy bitsy bars pack a ton of flavor. Made with clean, simple ingredients like peanuts, almonds, dried apricots, quinoa and more. Bound together with sweet, pure honey! Plus, they’re travel-sized and do just the trick when you need a quick pick-me-up.

Our Bitty Bar Bundle contains 12 bars in all:
Sweet and Salty (3) Cranberry Quinoa (3) Trail Mix (3) Peanut Butter (3)

Ingredients
Split Peanuts, Honey, Dried Cranberries (Cranberries, Apple Juice Concentrate, Sunflower Oil), Peanut Butter (dry roasted peanuts), Raisins, Almonds, Crisp Brown Rice, Dried Apricots, Redskin Peanuts, Sunflower Seeds, Pumpkin Seeds , Sea Salt, Quinoa, Sultana Raisins, Cinnamon. Packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, soy, and milk products.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size 18g (~0.6 oz.)

Amount per serving
Calories 90
Calories from Fat 45
%DV
Total Fat 5g 7%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 5g
Protein 3g
https://nuts.com/snacks/energy-squares/bitty-bars.html

 

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It’s Nuts I tell you…PEANUT BUTTER and JELLY BITTY BARS

July 19, 2018 at 5:02 AM | Posted in nuts, NUTS COM | Leave a comment
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This week from the nuts.com website (https://nuts.com/) its PEANUT BUTTER and JELLY BITTY BARS. Each bitty bar is under 100 calorie, which makes it the perfect snack! Made with Split Peanuts, Honey, Dried Cranberries (Cranberries, Apple Juice Concentrate, Sunflower Oil), Peanut Butter, Raisins, Almonds, Crisp Brown Rice, and Dried Apricots. This is just one of many ENERGY SQUARES AND BARS that you can purchase at the Nuts site (https://nuts.com/). You can choose from items like; NUTS, DRIED FRUIT, CHOCOLATES and SWEETS, SNACKS, COFFEE and TEA, COOKING and BAKING, and GIFTS. Plus there’s FREE shipping on orders over $59, see for details. Now more on the PEANUT BUTTER and JELLY BITTY BARS. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018!

 

PEANUT BUTTER and JELLY BITTY BARS
It’s always that time (you know the one!) with our portable Peanut Butter and Jelly Bitty Bars! Small in size yet colossal in flavor, each bitty bar is under 100 calorie and fantastic for snacking while, well, busy! Made with simple ingredients, each itty Bitty is bound together with all-natural honey and a mix of peanuts, crisp brown rice, dried cranberries, raisins, almonds and peanut butter. Packed with protein and good-for-you ingredients, these bars will help keep you on your A-game. Each bag contains 15 bars.

Ingredients
Split Peanuts, Honey, Dried Cranberries (Cranberries, Apple Juice Concentrate, Sunflower Oil), Peanut Butter, Raisins, Almonds, Crisp Brown Rice, Dried Apricots. Packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, soy, and milk products.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size 18g (~0.6 oz.)

Amount per serving
Calories 80
Calories from Fat 41
%DV
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 6g
Protein 2g

More Info
Store at room temperature for up to 1 year.
https://nuts.com/snacks/energy-squares/pb-j.html


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Diabetic Dish of the Week – Cranberry – Chutney Bites

November 4, 2014 at 6:27 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dish of the Week | 5 Comments
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Here’s a good Diabetic Friendly appetizer for around the Holidays!

 

Cranberry – Chutney Bites

 

Ingredients

1/2 Cup Dried Cranberries
Boiling Water
3/4 Cup Mango Chutney
1 1/2 Teaspoons Fresh Grated Ginger
1/2 of an 8 ounce package of Reduced Fat Cream Cheese, softened
20 Water Crackers
1/4 Cup Chopped Walnuts, Toasted (optional)

 
Directions

1 – In a small bowl cover Dried Cranberries with Boiling Water; let stand for 10 minutes. Drain.
2 – Snip any large pieces of Mango Chutney. In a small bowl stir together Chutney, drained Cranberries, and Ginger. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours or up to 24 hours.
3 – For each appetizer, spread about 1 teaspoon of the Cream Cheese on a Water Cracker. Top with about 2 teaspoons of the Chutney mixture. If desired, sprinkle with Walnuts. Serve immediately.

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