Kitchen Hint of the Day!

January 5, 2022 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Sunny Side Up Eggs…..

After making eggs sunny-side up, deglaze the pan with sherry vinegar, then drizzle the sauce on the eggs to add another dimension to the dish.

I have not tried this one. Thank you to Joyce S. for passing this along.

One of America’s Favorites – Hash

January 3, 2022 at 6:02 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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An order of corned beef hash for breakfast

Hash is a culinary dish consisting of chopped meat, potatoes, and fried onions. The name is derived from French: hacher, meaning “to chop”. It originated as a way to use up leftovers. In the USA by the 1860s, a cheap restaurant was called a “hash house” or “hashery.”

Canned corned beef hash became especially popular in countries such as Britain, France, and the United States, during and after the Second World War as rationing limited the availability of fresh meat.

Hash may be served for breakfast, lunch, or supper. When served for breakfast in the United States hash may come with eggs, toast, hollandaise sauce, or even baked beans.

High-end restaurants offer sophisticated hash dishes on their menus. Modern preparations can be made with unconventional ingredients such as lamb, fish, venison, turkey, chicken, shrimp, or steak.

“Hash” of many forms was part of the American diet since at least the 18th century, as is attested by the availability of numerous recipes and the existence of many “hash houses” named after the dish. In the United States, September 27 is “National Corned Beef Hash Day.”

Classic American corned beef hash originated in the New England region of the United States as a way to use up the leftovers from a traditional boiled dinner of beef, cabbage, potatoes, and onions. A red flannel hash is made with beets instead of potatoes. Fish hash, including salt cod hash, has been observed in historical New England cuisine.

Corned beef and cabbage dinners is an Irish-American tradition from the 1800s that is now commonly observed across the United States on St. Patrick’s Day. Corned beef hash is also commonly served on St. Patrick’s Day, as well as around American Thanksgiving and Christmas.

In the Midwest it was common to bind a hash together with a white sauce thickened with flour.

Texas hash with cornbread and green beans

Alternatively, in the southern United States, the term “hash” may refer to two dishes:

* A Southern traditional blend of leftover pork from a barbecue mixed with barbecue sauce and served over rice. This is a common side dish at barbecue restaurants and pig pickin’s notably in South Carolina and Georgia.
* In Texas, a thick stew made up of pork, chicken and beef, traditionally seasoned with salt and pepper and other spices, is reduced overnight over an open flame in an iron washpot or hashpot.
Some areas in the South also use the term hash to refer to meat, such as wild game, that is served as barbecue or pulled meat that is boiled first.

 

 

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Bread

December 28, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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Here’s a recipe for Whole Wheat Pumpkin Bread. What better Dessert for the Fall/Winter Seasons than a Whole Wheat Pumpkin Bread! This Diabetic Friendly Dessert Recipe is only 142 calories and 9 net 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/

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Bread
With only 142 calories and 10 grams of carbohydrate per serving, this scrumptious, low-carb bread is the perfect way to end your hectic day. Curl up on the couch and enjoy with a mug of tea or cocoa for a relaxing treat.

Preparation time: 10 minutes. Baking time: 50 minutes.

Ingredients
Nonstick cooking spray
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup Splenda No Calorie Sweetener, Granular
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup pumpkin puree
1/2 cup canola oil
1 whole egg
1 egg white
1/3 cup water
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon allspice

Directions
Yield: 10 servings.
Serving size: 1/10th of a loaf.

Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 9″ x 5″ x 3″ loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray. In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients in the order listed, stirring after each addition. Stir only enough to combine ingredients into a smooth batter. Pour into prepared pan. Bake 45–50 minutes, until a cake tester inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 142 calories, Carbohydrates: 10 g, Protein: 3 g, Fat: 10 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 21 mg, Sodium: 292 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/snack/whole-wheat-pumpkin-bread/

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Christmas Breakfast and Brunch Recipes

December 14, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell Website and Magazine it’s Christmas Breakfast and Brunch Recipes. Find some Healthy, Delicious Christmas Breakfast and Brunch Recipes with recipes including Apple-Cinnamon Pancakes, and Savory Waffles with Herb Gravy and Crispy Chicken Tenders. 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/

Christmas Breakfast and Brunch Recipes
From our healthy egg casserole recipes to our apple cinnamon pancakes, we have all the dishes you need to plan a delicious Christmas brunch. We even have a few Christmas mimosas that deserve a spot on your Christmas brunch menu as well. Happy brunchin’!

Apple-Cinnamon Pancakes
This healthy whole-grain apple-cinnamon pancake recipe uses 100% whole-wheat flour, heart-healthy canola oil and just a tablespoon of added sugar. If you want to experiment with different types of whole grains, replace up to 1/2 cup of the flour with cornmeal, oats and/or buckwheat flour. Or add extra fiber and healthy omega-3 fats by adding up to 3 tablespoons of ground flaxseed or chia seeds……

Make-Ahead Cinnamon Rolls
Here’s one take on wake and bake—you do all the prep work the day before and let the rolls have their final rise in the fridge while you sleep. Not only does that allow them to develop extra flavor, you get more shut-eye……

Savory Waffles with Herb Gravy and Crispy Chicken Tenders
Waffles aren’t just for breakfast anymore! This savory variation with crispy chicken and a delicious herb gravy is comfort food at its best.

* Click the link below to get all the Christmas Breakfast and Brunch Recipes’
https://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/19840/holidays-occasions/christmas/breakfast-brunch/

Diabetic Dessert of the Week – PUMPKIN-MAPLE CRUSTLESS CHEESECAKE

December 9, 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 PUMPKIN-MAPLE CRUSTLESS CHEESECAKE. This one just screams the upcoming Holiday Season! It’s made using; Fat Free Cream Cheese, Eggs, Splenda Brown Sugar, Low Fat Maple or Vanilla Yogurt, Rum Flavoring, and Seasoning. 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/

PUMPKIN-MAPLE CRUSTLESS CHEESECAKE

Enjoy the warm flavors of pumpkin, maple, and ginger with this crustless cheesecake. Recipe for Pumpkin-Maple Crustless Cheesecake from our recipe section.

Ingredients

3 (8 ounce) packages fat-free cream cheese, warmed in a microwave for 15 seconds
1/3 cup Splenda Brown Sugar Blend
3 large eggs
1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree
1/2 cup low-fat maple or vanilla yogurt
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon imitation maple or rum flavoring
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup thinly sliced crystallized ginger (garnish)

Directions

1 – Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat the bottom and sides of a 9-inch spring form pan with non-stick cooking spray.
2 – Using an electric mixer, beat cream cheese and Splenda Brown Sugar Blend until smooth. Beat in eggs one at a time. Blend in pumpkin, yogurt, flour, cinnamon, ground ginger, maple flavoring, and vanilla.
3 – Pour filling into prepared pan. Bake until outer rim is puffy and center is slightly wobbly, about 1 hour and 10 minutes. Remove from oven and run a butter knife around the inner edge but do not remove the pan side. Let stand at room temperature 30 minutes. Refrigerate warm cake, uncovered, until cold. Then cover with foil and refrigerate at least 4 hours (or up to 3 days). Remove 1 hour before serving.
4 – When ready to serve, carefully remove side of pan. Cut into 12 wedges with wet knife wiped clean between cuts. Garnish with crystallized ginger, if desired.
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/pumpkin-maple-crustless-cheesecake

Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Chocolate Hazelnut Biscotti

December 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 Chocolate Hazelnut Biscotti. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Chopped Hazelnuts, Canola Oil, Granulated Splenda No Calorie Sweetener, White Granulated Sugar, Eggs, Sugar Free Hazelnut Syrup, All Purpose Flour, Baking Soda, Baking Powder, Nonfat Dry Milk, and Mini Chocolate Chips. There’s 60 calories and 6 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/

Chocolate Hazelnut Biscotti
A combination of chopped hazelnuts and hazelnut syrup is used to make these scrumptious biscotti. They’ll keep fresh for 5 days making them ideal gifts. Recipe for Hazelnut Biscotti from our Desserts recipe section.

Ingredients
1/2 cup chopped hazelnuts
1/2 cup canola oil
2/3 cup Splenda No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated
3 tablespoons white granulated sugar
2 eggs
3 tablespoons sugar free hazelnut syrup
2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/3 cup nonfat dry milk
2 tablespoons Mini Chocolate Chips, melted (optional)

Directions
1 – Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a cookie sheet or jellyroll pan with baking spray and set aside.
2 – Spread hazelnuts in a shallow pan and toast in preheated 350 degrees F oven for 7-10 minutes. Remove hazelnuts from the oven and cool.
3 – Mix the oil, Splenda Granulated Sweetener and sugar together in a large mixing bowl. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add hazelnut syrup and mix well. Set aside.
4 – Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, and nonfat dry milk in a medium mixing bowl.
5 – Pour the flour mixture into the oil and egg mixture and stir until blended. Add hazelnuts and mix until just blended. Refrigerate dough 1 hour or until stiff.
6 – Divide dough in half. Roll each half into a log approximately 3 1/2 inches wide by 12 inches long. Place the logs on the prepared sheet 2 inches apart.
7 – Bake in a preheated 350 degrees F oven for 20-25 minutes.
8 – Remove from oven and cool for 5 minutes. Cut the loaves with a sharp knife into 48 slices, approximately 1/2 inch wide. Cool completely.
9 – If desired, lay slices on their sides and drizzle with melted chocolate chips.
10 – Store in airtight containers. Cookies will stay fresh up to 5 days.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 60
Fat: 3.5 grams
Saturated Fat: 2 grams
Sodium: 30 milligrams
Cholesterol: 10 milligrams
Protein: 1 grams
Carbohydrates: 6 grams
Sugars: 2 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/hazelnut-biscotti

Healthy Ham Recipes TUESDAY

November 30, 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 Ham Recipes. Find some Delicious and Healthy Ham Recipes with recipes including Ham and Egg Breakfast Burrito, Classic White Bean and Ham Soup, and Marmalade-Horseradish-Rosemary Glazed Ham. 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 Ham Recipes
Find healthy, delicious ham recipes. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Ham and Egg Breakfast Burrito
This breakfast burrito is quick to make and easy to eat. Ham, egg and a dash of hot sauce cook up into an omelet and get rolled up in a delicious high-fiber tortilla for some fun fork-free eating……

Classic White Bean and Ham Soup
This healthy ham and white bean soup recipe is ready in 30 minutes and makes enough for dinner tonight and lunch tomorrow. Just a little bit of ham adds savory flavor and protein without adding too much sodium……

Marmalade-Horseradish-Rosemary Glazed Ham
Orange marmalade, whole-grain mustard, and horseradish are combined with fresh rosemary to make a sensational glaze for this delicious ham. It’s a perfect main dish for a holiday gathering or family reunion……

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Ham Recipes
https://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/19022/ingredients/meat-poultry/pork/ham/

24 Bacon and Egg Recipes for a Satisfying Breakfast

November 23, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell Website and Magazine it’s 24 Bacon and Egg Recipes for a Satisfying Breakfast. Find some Delicious Bacon and Egg Recipes with recipes including Egg, Hash Brown and Bacon Breakfast Skillet, Bacon and Egg Breakfast Tacos, and Denver Omelet Sandwiches. 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/

24 Bacon and Egg Recipes for a Satisfying Breakfast
Bacon and eggs are a classic pairing and these breakfast recipes highlight the dynamic duo. Whether you keep it simple in a scramble or pair it with other breakfast staples like hash browns and pancakes, these recipes are a filling, savory way to start your morning. Recipes like Egg & Bacon Pancake Breakfast Wraps and Bacon, Cheddar & Chive Omelets are hearty, delicious and satisfying.

Egg, Hash Brown and Bacon Breakfast Skillet
This breakfast skillet is reminiscent of the hashbrown bowl at Waffle House. It’s filling and tastes decadent, but is still a pretty low-calorie breakfast. Be sure to use a large skillet because although it may seem too big for the amount of ingredients, you need the surface area to get your potatoes crispy (overcrowding your skillet will just steam them)……

Bacon and Egg Breakfast Tacos
Breakfast tacos are quintessential morning eats in Austin, but with this breakfast taco recipe you can enjoy them wherever you are. The smoky, earthy ancho chile salsa is what makes these extra-special, though for a quicker weekday breakfast, feel free to swap in your favorite store-bought salsa……

Denver Omelet Sandwiches
This egg sandwich recipe with flavorful Canadian bacon and crunchy bell pepper is a perfect healthy breakfast-for-dinner candidate. For an evening meal, serve with roasted potatoes and a tomato salad. For breakfast, just add a cup of coffee or tea and you’re good to go……

* Click the link below to get all the Bacon and Egg Recipes
https://www.eatingwell.com/gallery/7827439/bacon-egg-breakfast-recipes/

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

November 23, 2021 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Making an omelet…..

Whisking air into the eggs is one secret to a fluffy omelet. Also, if you cook the omelet in a pan that’s too large for the number of eggs used, it will naturally be flatter. On the other hand, you don’t want to overload a small pan. This only increases the time needed to cook the eggs and can lead to a rubbery omelet.

Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – ITALIAN WEDDING SOUP

November 17, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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This week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week is ITALIAN WEDDING SOUP. Made with either Wild Idea Italian Buffalo Sausage or Wild Idea Ground Buffalo along with Buffalo Broth, Organic Chicken Broth, Eggs, Garlic, Fennel, Basil, Orzo Pasta, and Spinach. The Soup that makes one hearty meal! You can find this recipe and purchase any of the Wild Idea Buffalo Products at the Wild Idea Buffalo website. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

ITALIAN WEDDING SOUP
You don’t have to be Italian or getting married to enjoy this delicious, aromatic soup. Super easy, with minimal preparation and it makes a beautiful presentation! Serve the soup with crusty open-faced cheese sandwiches for dunking.

Italian Wedding Soup (Serves 6)

Ingredients:

ITALIAN WEDDING SOUP
1 – pound Wild Idea Italian Buffalo Sausage or Wild Idea Ground Buffalo
1 – egg, beaten
1 – teaspoon, fresh garlic, minced
½ – teaspoon fennel, crushed
1 – teaspoon dried basil leaves
1 – teaspoon onion powder
½ – teaspoon salt
2 – teaspoons black pepper (use less if you prefer)
2 – tablespoon olive oil
2½ – quarts buffalo broth or organic chicken broth
½ – cup orzo pasta
3 – cups spinach or escarole, chopped and packed
½ – cup basil, julienned
Pass with grated Parmesan.

Preparation:

1 – Preheat broiler to high with backing rack two positioned rungs down.
2 – Mix eggs, seasoning and olive oil together.
3 – Add ground bison and mix thoroughly.
4 – Form into small meatballs, minimum 24 to 40.
5 – Place on baking sheet and bake under the broiler with door slightly ajar, until browned, about 5 to 7 minutes.
6 – In stockpot on stovetop over medium high heat bring broth to a boil.
7 – Add orzo, reduce heat to simmer and cook until pasta is tender, about 8 minutes.
8 – Add the meatballs and juices from the pan to the stock. Allow meatballs to heat through.
9 – Add spinach and the basil and cook for 2 minutes.
10 – Serve immediately. Ladle soup into bowl and pass with grated Parmesan.

Photo Credit: Jill O’Brien
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/italian-wedding-soup

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