Kitchen Hint of the Day!

September 10, 2021 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Add salt to boiling pasta water…..

When you make pasta, salting boiling water will add flavor from the inside out. The rule is about 1-2 tablespoons for a large pot of water, stir it until it dissolves, and once boiling, add pasta. It sounds simple (and it is!), but it will elevate the taste of your dish.

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

August 11, 2021 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | 4 Comments
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Kicking up the potato salad…………

One easy hint to elevating your potato salad is to roast the potatoes instead of boiling them. This will make your potatoes crispy and add an interesting texture to the dish. Plus, by roasting your potatoes with seasonings like garlic salt, cayenne pepper, or onion powder, you’re locking in extra flavor. Let the Feast begin!

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

April 29, 2019 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Eating Healthier…………

In many cases, your favorite recipes can be modified so they offer a lower fat and calorie content. Choose the reduced or low-fat version of a food if possible – for example milk, cheese, yoghurt, salad dressings and gravies. Also choose lean meat cuts and skinless chicken breasts. Cut’em when you can!

One of America’s Favorites – Belgian Waffles

April 16, 2018 at 5:02 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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A Belgian waffle with strawberries and confectioner’s sugar

In North America, Belgian waffles are a variety of waffle with a lighter batter, larger squares, and deeper pockets than ordinary American waffles. Belgian waffles were originally leavened with yeast, but baking powder is now often used.

In Belgium itself, there are several kinds of waffle, including the Brussels waffle and the Liège waffle.

In North America, they are often eaten as a breakfast food; toppings vary from whipped cream, confectioners sugar, soft fruit, and chocolate spread, to syrup and butter or margarine. They may also be served with vanilla ice cream and fresh fruit (such as strawberries) as a dessert.

Originally showcased in 1958 at Expo 58 in Brussels, Belgian waffles were introduced to North America by a Belgian named Walter Cleyman at the Century 21 Exposition in Seattle in 1962, and served with whipped cream and strawberries. The waffles were further popularized in the United States during the 1964 New York World’s Fair at Flushing Meadows Park. The waffle was introduced by Maurice Vermersch of Brussels, Belgium, and was named the Bel-Gem Waffle. Largely based on a simplified recipe for the Brussels waffles, Vermersch decided to change the name upon observing that many Americans could not correctly identify Brussels as the capital of Belgium. These waffles were served with whipped cream and strawberries, and retailed for a dollar.


Whole-Grain Recipes for a Flat Stomach

July 5, 2016 at 4:52 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website, its all about eating healthy – Whole-Grain Recipes for a Flat Stomach. Recipes including; Whole-Grain Cornbread and Red Rice Salad with Peaches & Cucumber. You can see them all at the EatingWell website.



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Eat these delicious whole-grain recipes to help whittle your waistline and lose weight.
You don’t have to banish carbs if you’re watching your figure. Research shows that healthy carbs, like the whole grains featured in these recipes, can help reduce your total body fat and even help specifically reduce abdominal fat. Plus, all of these recipes are low in calories to help you meet your overall weight-loss goals. So enjoy delicious recipes including fried rice, granola and soups, all while sticking to your diet and helping flatten your stomach.



Red Rice Salad with Peaches & Cucumber
Sweet peaches or nectarines, lemon and a kiss of ginger and chile sparkle against chewy red rice in this rice salad recipe. Bhutanese red rice has a delicate flavor and cooks in 20 minutes. Look for it near other whole-grain rice in natural-foods stores. Can’t find Bhutanese rice? Use another red rice or brown rice and adjust the cooking time…..

Feta & Spinach Couscous Patties
Feta, spinach and dill flavor these tofu patties. Slice some lemon wedges and pick up some whole-wheat pita bread to serve with this Greek-inspired meal…..

Whole-Grain Cornbread
Made with whole-grain cornmeal and white whole-wheat flour, this healthy cornbread recipe is quick enough for a weeknight and perfect to serve with chili or instead of dinner rolls. We like to make a few extra batches of the dry mix and store it in the freezer. To make a batch of cornbread, just measure out 2 cups of dry mix and combine with the liquid ingredients. Serve the leftovers with a drizzle of honey for a treat or in the morning with scrambled eggs for breakfast. If you don’t want to pull out your food processor, you can skip pureeing the corn in Step 2 and instead whisk an 8-ounce can of creamed corn with the egg, milk, oil and sugar before combining with the dry ingredients….



* Click the link below to get all the Whole-Grain Recipes for a Flat Stomach

Diabetic Spinach Recipes

June 26, 2016 at 5:25 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website its Diabetic Spinach Recipes. Recipes including; Savory Bean Spinach Soup and Warm Pancetta and Goat Cheese Spinach Salad. You can find them all at the Diabetic Living Online website.



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The American Diabetes Association and Popeye agree: With its low glycemic index and wealth of vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals, spinach is a nutritional powerhouse. Here are some of our favorite recipes — from appetizers to entrees — that are so delicious, we’re sure that famous sailor would put down his can of the leafy stuff and step into the kitchen himself.



Tomato, Spinach, and Feta Strata

This fresh strata is the perfect way to showcase your findings from the farmer’s market. High in protein and charged with vitamin A, its fabulous flavor comes from luscious veggies and a zing of feta…..

Savory Bean Spinach Soup

Low in calories, this nutritious soup can be made in a slow cooker, so you can come home on a cool evening and warm up with this hearty meal. No one will ever guess how easy it was to prepare!….

Warm Pancetta and Goat Cheese Spinach Salad

Low in calories and carbs, this distinctive spinach salad is simple enough to toss together on a moment’s notice, but sophisticated enough for a romantic dinner at home…..



* Click the link below to get all the Diabetic Spinach Recipes

Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week – Turkey Zucchini-Layered Lasagna

April 8, 2016 at 4:54 AM | Posted in Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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This week’sJennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week – Turkey Zucchini-Layered Lasagna. This one features one of my favorite Jennie – O products, JENNIE-O® Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast. Add the Spices, Cheese, and Zucchni you have a delicious and healthy version of Lasagna! It’s all from the Jennie – O website, Enjoy!



Turkey Zucchini-Layered Lasagna

his is a Gluten Free Recipe

Who doesn’t love lasagna? Basil, tomato sauce and mozzarella make this low-carb, gluten free recipe a big hit with fans of delicious Italian meals who also love to eat lean.

1 (16-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Extra Lean Ground Turkey BreastTurkey Zucchini-Layered Lasagna
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
1 carrot, shredded
1½ teaspoons dried crushed oregano
1½ teaspoons dried basil
1½ teaspoons fennel seeds
1 pound (about 3 medium) zucchini, sliced lengthwise in ¼-inch thick slices
1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese, divided
½ cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
STEP 1: Heat oven to 350°F. Mist a 9-inch square baking pan with cooking spray.

STEP 2: Cook ground turkey as specified on package. Always cook to well-done, 165ºF as measured by a meat Jennie O Make the Switchthermometer.

STEP 3: Add garlic, tomato sauce, carrot, oregano, basil and fennel seed. Bring to a boil; remove from heat.

STEP 4: Place one-third of the zucchini in the baking pan. Spread with half of the ricotta. Sprinkle with half Parmesan cheese and half of the mozzarella. Add half the turkey mixture and sprinkle with one-third of the mozzarella cheese; repeat layers finishing with layer of zucchini and mozzarella cheese on top.

STEP 5: Bake, uncovered 45 minutes or until bubbly and cheese is browned.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

December 6, 2015 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Thank you to Karen E. for passing this Hint along….


For crispy French toast, add a touch of cornstarch to the egg mixture. When done top with Butter and Maple Syrup and enjoy!

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

November 30, 2015 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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A Cheesy Hint….

Once a package of Cheese is opened that you know won’t be used right away, grate the cheese and put it in the freezer: it keeps longer and is ready to use for cooking when you need it.

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