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…………………

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Cookie Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/18283/desserts/cookies/

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

January 10, 2021 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Egg wash…….

To create an egg wash, whisk together a large egg with one tablespoon of water until smooth. Use as a glue to seal pastries, then brush on top for a glossy appearance. Thank you Janice R.

Wild Idea Recipe of the Week – Breakfast Sausage and Egg Buttermilk Biscuit Sandwiches

January 6, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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You can start your mornings off with not only a delicious Breakfast Sandwich but also a healthy one! It’s this week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – Breakfast Sausage and Egg Buttermilk Biscuit Sandwiches. Made with Wild Idea Buffalo Breakfast Sausage. Add some Eggs, Cheese, and the Buttermilk Biscuit and you are set! Another delicious Buffalo recipe from Jill O’Brien of Wild Idea Buffalo. You can find this recipe and purchase the Wild Idea Buffalo Breakfast Sausage along with all the other Wild Idea Products at the Wild Idea Buffalo website. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

Breakfast Sausage and Egg Buttermilk Biscuit Sandwiches

My mothers buttermilk biscuits, made with fresh, homemade buttermilk, were a family favorite. What makes them even better is Wild Idea’s Buffalo Breakfast Sausage, a farm fresh egg, and cheddar cheese! You will have not only a tasty sandwich, but the energy to start your day. These are great for kids of all ages, and for when you are on the go!

Ingredients:
1 – pound Wild Idea Breakfast Sausage
1 – tablespoon oil
4 – ounces cheese, slice
4 – farm fresh or organic eggs
4 – buttermilk biscuits
salt & pepper
butter

Preparation:
1) Portion out Wild Idea Buffalo Breakfast Sausage into four patties.
2) Brush sauté pan with a little oil, over medium heat, and place patties into heated pan. Cook for about 4 minutes on each side. During the last two minutes of cooking, add the cheese slices and cover the pan to melt cheese.
3) While sausage is cooking, heat remaining oil in sauté pan, over medium heat and add your eggs. Season with salt and pepper, cover, and cook until the yolk is medium, about 4 minutes. This will make for a soft, but not runny or hard yolk.
4) To assemble, butter the warm biscuits with butter, top with cheesy sausage patty and egg.

Buttermilk Biscuits (makes about 12 biscuits, but is determined by size of biscuit cutter)
Terrific warm with butter & jam!

Ingredients:
2 – cups unbleached flour
1 – tablespoon sugar
4 – teaspoons baking powder
½ – teaspoon salt
½ – cup butter, chilled, sliced
1 – dollop real mayonnaise
½ – cup buttermilk

Preparation:
1) In mixing bowl, whisk together dry ingredients.
2) Cut in the butter, until mixture is course crumbles.
3) Add the mayonnaise and the buttermilk and mix until just incorporated.
4) Place dough on lightly floured surface and knead, about 20 times.
5) Roll out to 1” thick and cut with biscuit cutter, pressing down, but not twisting.
6) Bake at 450°, for 8 to 10 minutes, or until golden brown.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/93320513-breakfast-sausage-egg-buttermilk-biscuit-sandwiches

 

 

Wild Idea Buffalo Breakfast Sausage
Our prairie bison mixed with hints of sage and maple makes this a healthy breakfast meat alternative. Serve it up with sunny-side eggs and pancakes or use in stuffing and sauces. Available in a 12 oz. or 1 lb. package of ground breakfast sausage, not in links.

Ingredients: 100% Grass-Fed Buffalo, Water, Sea Salt, Organic Spices: Brown Sugar, Crushed Red Pepper, Sage, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Ground Allspice.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/collections/brats-sausages-hot-dogs/products/breakfast-sausage-12-oz

Healthy Breakfast and Brunch Recipes

January 6, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Breakfast and Brunch Recipes. Find Delicious and Healthy Breakfast and Brunch Recipes with recipes including Easy Loaded Baked Omelet Muffins, Avocado-Egg Toast, and Ham and Broccoli Breakfast Casserole. 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 Breakfast and Brunch Recipes

Easy Loaded Baked Omelet Muffins
Protein-packed omelet muffins, or baked mini omelets, are a perfect breakfast for busy mornings. Make a batch ahead and freeze for the days when you don’t have time for your typical bowl of oatmeal. You can also serve these fresh with fruit salad for a simple weekend brunch………………..

Avocado-Egg Toast
Try it once and we think you’ll agree: Topping avocado toast with an egg is a near-perfect breakfast…………………….

Ham and Broccoli Breakfast Casserole
Prepare this easy ham and broccoli casserole the evening before, and in the morning just pop it in the oven for a delicious breakfast…………………..

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Breakfast and Brunch Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/17916/mealtimes/breakfast-brunch/

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

January 6, 2021 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Love those Eggs…………..

A large egg contains about 6 grams of protein. Eggs also are a good source of other nutrients, including vitamin D (which aids bone health and the immune system) and choline (which helps metabolism and liver function, as well as fetal brain development).

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.

 

 

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

December 26, 2020 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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What to add to boiled eggs to make them peel easier………..

 

Add a little baking soda (about 1/2 teaspoon or a little less) to the water while boiling. This will make it easier to peel the eggs later on. Once the eggs are done cooking, give them a little crack and plunge them in an ice water bath. Only do this if you’re going to peel them right away. Enjoy those Eggs!

Mocha Swirl Cheesecake

December 24, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly | Leave a comment
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I also have a recipe for a Mocha Swirl Cheesecake to pass along. To make this Cheesecake some of the ingredients you’ll be needing are Reduced Fat Cream Cheese, Equal Spoonful, Eggs, Egg Whites, Instant Coffee Crystals, Unsweetened Cocoa Powder and more! Also included is the recipe for the Pie Crust. This recipe is also 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

Mocha Swirl Cheesecake
Eye catching dessert of cheesecake with a coffee-chocolate mixture swirled throughout. This cheesecake has 47% fewer calories than the original thanks to Equal® and reduced fat dairy products.

Recipe Ingredients:
Crust:
1 cup chocolate wafer crumbs
1/2 cup chopped pecans or almonds
3 tablespoons stick butter or margarine, melted
3 tablespoons Equal® Spoonful*

Cheesecake:
3 (8-ounce each) packages reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup Equal® Spoonful**
2 large eggs
2 large egg whites
1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup reduced-fat sour cream
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 tablespoons Equal® Spoonful***
1 1/4 teaspoons instant coffee crystals
1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder

Cooking Directions:
1 – For Crust: Combine chocolate crumbs, pecans, butter and 3 tablespoons Equal®. Press onto bottom of a 9-inch springform pan. Set aside 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, cornstarch and salt. Fold in sour cream and vanilla until combined.
3 – Remove 1/2 cup cheesecake batter. Stir in 3 tablespoons Equal®, instant coffee crystals and cocoa until well combined. Pour half of plain batter over crust. Top with 5 spoonfuls of coffee batter. Using tip of knife or spatula, gently swirl coffee batter into cheesecake. Repeat with remaining batters.
4 – Bake in preheated 325°F 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. Cut cake into wedges.
Makes 16 servings.

*May substitute 4 1/2 packets Equal sweetener

**May substitute 18 packets Equal sweetener

***May substitute 4 1/2 packets Equal sweetener

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/16 of recipe): calories 171, protein 7 g, carbohydrate 9 g, fat 12 g, cholesterol 56 mg, sodium 283 mg.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/mocha_swirl_cheesecake_recipe.html

Appetizer of the Week – Cheddar Scones with Smoked Turkey

December 19, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Appetizer of the Week, CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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This week’s Appetizer of the Week – Cheddar Scones with Smoked Turkey. To make these Delicious Scones you’ll be needing Biscuit Mix, Milk, Eggs, Butter, Shredded Wisconsin Cheddar Cheese, and Smoked Turkey. These sound incredible! 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

Cheddar Scones with Smoked Turkey
Savory cheddar scones filled with sliced smoked turkey make simple, yet delicious appetizer sandwiches. For a simple flavor variation, use a spread made with cream cheese and fruit preserves or cranberry sauce.

Recipe Ingredients:
4 cups biscuit mix
1 1/2 cups milk
2 large eggs
1/4 cup butter, melted
2 1/2 cups (10 ounces) finely shredded Wisconsin Sharp Cheddar cheese
Smoked turkey, thinly sliced

Cooking Directions:
1 – Combine biscuit mix, milk, eggs, butter and cheese; mix until ingredients are moistened.
2 – Drop by tablespoonful onto lightly greased baking sheet.
3 – Bake for 12 to 14 minutes at 400°F (205°C) or until golden brown.
4 – Remove from oven and cool slightly before removing from baking sheet.
5 – To serve, slice scones in half and fill with small slice of turkey.
6 – Arrange on serving tray.
Makes 32 servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/appetizer/cheddar_scones_with_smoked_turkey_recipe.html

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

December 13, 2020 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Pitch it if it’s cracked…………………….

 

Bacteria love eggs, so if you find a cracked egg in the carton, throw it out. It’s probably contaminated. The refrigerator shelf life of eggs is about 5 weeks from the sell by date. Egg it on!

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