Skyline 3 Way – Chili, Spaghetti, Cheese w/ Side of Oyster Crackers

August 16, 2017 at 5:07 PM | Posted in Skyline Chili | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Skyline 3 Way – Chili, Spaghetti, Cheese w/ Side of Oyster Crackers

 

 

To start my day off I Scrambled a couple of Eggs, topped it with Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese, and toasted a couple of slices of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread. 91 degrees and humid outside today. Gave the house a quick cleaning and then after Lunch went to see Dad over at rehab. He looked good today but his dementia is getting worse, and not a lot we can about it. Back home, I wanted an easy prepared meal so tonight its a Skyline 3 Way – Chili, Spaghetti, Cheese w/ Side of Oyster Crackers.

 

 

I’m always in the mood for some Skyline 3 Way – Chili, Spaghetti, Cheese w/ Side of Oyster Crackers. Nothing says comfort food more than a Skyline 3 Way! As always I used my favorite, the Skyline 3 Way – Chili, Spaghetti. It comes packaged for the microwave, a bit smaller size than what you get at a Skyline but just right for those still watching calories and carbs. It comes with Spaghetti topped with Skyline Chili. To prepare it, it couldn’t be easier!

 

 

 

Easily prepared – Just peel back the cover film about an 1″, to vent it. Place the tray in a dish and set the dish in the microwave.Heat on high for 1 1/2 minutes. Let stand one minute. Remove from the microwave and peel off the cover film. Stir it up and top it with the Sargento Cheese and you have the classic Three-Way! The Chili Spaghetti is 270 calories and 20 net carbs. I also had a side of Skyline Oyster Crackers. And if you’re having Oyster Crackers, then Frank’s Red Hot Sauce is a must! Just add a few drops on top of the Crackers, it’s the local way to have your Oyster Crackers. For dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding.

 

 

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Buckeye Beer Bash – Jungle Jim’s Fairfield August 19, 2017

August 16, 2017 at 1:53 PM | Posted in Festivals | Leave a comment
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No pretension here – just great Ohio beers. We’re celebrating the Buckeye State with a night full of some of the best Ohio breweries we could wrangle, all under one roof. Join us from 7-11pm, we’ll have dozens of beers to sample from our favorite breweries from around the state. There will be live music and we’ll have local food trucks to keep your stomachs full. This is going to be a great Ohio night all around.

Like the premise of the Buckeye Beer Bash, we’re keeping this one simple. For $30 pre-sale, and $35 the day of, you’ll get a glass for sampling and tickets for samples of the Ohio beers of your choice. We want to celebrate Ohio and it’s bountiful beers and breweries, and we want you to enjoy as many as you can (safely, of course). We’ll have dozens of beers to sample from our favorite breweries from around the state. There will be live music from Ron Fletcher and Southern Edge, and we’ll have local food trucks to keep your stomachs full. This is going to be a great Ohio night all around. Don’t want to drink? No worries! Non-drinker tickets are only $5, and we’ll have water available, and food and beverages to purchase.

Date & Time
Saturday, August 19, 2016 | 7:00 – 11:00pm

Location
Snake House at Jungle Jim’s Fairfield

Restrictions
You must be 21 or older to attend this event. All attendees must show proof of valid photo I.D. at the door. No children, toddlers, infants or strollers are permitted. No exceptions.

Tickets are non-refundable.
https://jungleshop.junglejims.com/adult-general-admission-buckeye-beer-bash-p92.aspx

Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – BUFFALO ANTIPASTO PASTA SALAD

August 16, 2017 at 5:37 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | 1 Comment
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This week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week is BUFFALO ANTIPASTO PASTA SALAD. ANTIPASTO PASTA SALAD made even healthier by using Wild Idea Buffalo Salami. You can even substitute the regular Pasta with Whole Grain Pasta. You can find this recipe or purchase the Wild Idea Buffalo Salami all at the Wild Idea Buffalo website. At the Wild Idea site you can purchase any of delicious cuts of Buffalo, Heritage Chicken, or Grain Packets along with a large choice of recipes. I’ve left the recipe along with info and a link for the Wild Idea Buffalo Salami. Enjoy and eat Healthy! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

 

BUFFALO ANTIPASTO PASTA SALAD

Substitute ingredients according to what you have on hand or what you like.
A great summertime meal or side dish!

Ingredients:
1 – 10 oz. pkg. Buffalo Salami, cut into pieces
1 – cups, fresh mozzarella, shredded or cubed
2 – bell peppers, red, yellow or orange, diced
1 – bunch green onions, chopped
2 – 12 oz. jars artichoke hearts, drained & chopped
½ – cup Kalamata olives, halved or quartered
¾ – cup sundried tomatoes, julienned
8 – ounces pasta, cooked el dente and drained
¼ – cup basil pesto
¼ – cup olive oil
¼ – cup rice or cider vinegar
2 – teaspoons ground fennel
salt & pepper to taste.

Preparation:
Put all ingredients in large bowl and toss. Place in the refrigerator until ready to serve. The salad becomes more flavorful after the ingredients have a chance to rest. Leftovers can be kept for up to a week, refrigerated, however you may need to add a bit more olive oil or dressing before serving.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/buffalo-antipasto-pasta-salad

 

10 OZ. BUFFALO SALAMI
Wild Idea Buffalo Salami is seasoned in the authentic salami tradition, but is naturally lower in fat, without compromising on flavor! We’re confident it will stack up proudly to any favorite. Great to have on hand for sandwiches and a fantastic addition to a party tray! We warn you – it’s addictive. Our salami comes unsliced in a 10 oz. chub.

Ingredients: 100% Grass-fed Buffalo, Sea Salt, Organic Spices: Cracked Black Pepper, Mustard Seed, Cultured Celery Powder, Organic: Black Pepper, White Pepper, Pure Cane Sugar, Coriander. Encased in A REMOVABLE artificial casing.

*All products are made without the use of added nitrites or nitrates, except for those naturally occurring in sea salt and celery powder.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/collections/charcuterie/products/12-oz-buffalo-salami

Eat to Beat Diabetes: Home-Style Dinner Recipes

August 16, 2017 at 5:35 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online Website its – Eat to Beat Diabetes: Home-Style Dinner Recipes. Diabetic Comfort Food Meals with recipes like; Double-Cheese Potatoes with Ham, Sesame Honey Chicken and Green Beans, and Pork Paprikash with Cauliflower “Rice”. Find these and more all at the Diabetic Living Online website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

 

Eat to Beat Diabetes: Home-Style Dinner Recipes

When you think of your favorite comfort foods, what comes to mind? Casseroles, pizza, chicken, meat loaf, and potatoes? You can eat all of these home-style foods and more even while managing a diabetes meal plan and maintaining a healthy weight.

 

Double-Cheese Potatoes with Ham

Crazy about twice-baked potatoes? You get two loaded potato halves filled with a creamy and cheesy mixture that comes together in minutes in the microwave. Perfect for busy weeknights, these potatoes boast just 219 calories, 4 grams of fat, and 34 grams of carb per serving…..

 

Sesame Honey Chicken and Green Beans

Quick and easy weeknight meals don’t have to come frozen in a box. This diabetic dinner for two is ready in less than 30 minutes and features simple and fresh ingredients. Enjoy a generous serving for just 35 grams of carb, which includes 1/3 cup of brown rice!…..

 

Pork Paprikash with Cauliflower “Rice”

Looking for low-carb comfort food in a bowl? You won’t believe how quick and easy this healthy pork recipe comes together in a flavorful and creamy tomato-base sauce. Finely chopped cauliflower replaces rice for a hearty and generous diabetes-friendly meal the whole family will love……

 

*Click the link below to get all the – Eat to Beat Diabetes: Home-Style Dinner Recipes
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/main-dishes/eat-to-beat-diabetes-home-style-dinner-recipes

Ohio Festivals August 17th – 20th, 2017

August 16, 2017 at 5:34 AM | Posted in Festivals | Leave a comment
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August 17, 2017 – Taste to Remember – Cincinnati, Ohio
Annual Taste to Remember. Freshly prepared food and fine wine will delight your senses as you tour the silent auction and vie for the chance to have a local chef dazzle you with a delicious, multi-course meal in your home. Your fabulous night out will benefit Children’s Hunger Alliance.

https://www.childrenshungeralliance.org/events2/

 

August 17-19, 2017 Bucyrus Bratwurst Festival – Bucyrus, Ohio
Brats, Beers and Cheers. First celebrated in the summer of 1967, this is an annual three-day event that is always held on the full third weekend of August. There are all kinds of activities to keep all ages entertained.

http://www.bucyrusbratwurstfestival.com/

 

August 17-20, 2017 Lexington Blueberry Festival – Lexington, Ohio
Centered around family-friendly events and blueberries! Every year the festival adds more activities and entertainment for festival goers to enjoy. Every night includes noteworthy bands. Each day is full of rides, contests, business vendors, locally made crafts and a grand variety of blueberry foods. Festive parade, 5K Run, Highlander games, children’s blueberry games and fireworks on Saturday.

http://www.lexblueberryfest.com/

 

August 18-19, 2017 Burning River Fest – Cleveland, Ohio
Burning River Fest invites guests to discover Cleveland’s historic Coast Guard Station with live music, fresh food from local farms and eateries, chef demos, and plenty of GLBC beer, including Burning River Pale Ale, Oktoberfest, and a special, yet to be determined beer perfect for summer and the Burning River Fest. Festival goers can dance, eat, drink, and socialize while celebrating one of Cleveland’s most unique monuments.

http://burningriverfest.org/

 

August 18-19, 2017 Reynoldsburg Tomato Festival
Reynoldsburg, Ohio
Held in celebration of Reynoldsburg’s claim as “birthplace of the commercial tomato”. Festival-goers enjoy tomato displays and contests, consessions, arts and crafts exhibits, live musical entertainment, children’s activities, and the opportunity to meet the friendly people of Reynoldsburg. Attendance: 35,000.

http://www.reynoldsburgtomatofestival.org/

 

August 19, 2017 109th Swanton Corn Festival – Swanton, Ohio
The theme for 2017 will be “Rivals in the Corn – Who Ya Rootin’ For?”. Among the activities will be a parade, car show, corn hole tournament, and entertainment on Saturday night.

http://swantoncornfest.com/

 

August 19-20, 2017 36th Annual Fairborn Sweet Corn Festival
Fairborn, Ohio
The Fairborn Sweet Corn Festival features handmade arts and crafts. This is a family oriented alcohol-free event featuring children’s activities with free entertainment, parking, and activities. Many local and regional artisans offering handmade arts and crafts, and of course, Sweet Corn!

http://www.fairbornsweetcornfestival.org/index.html

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

August 16, 2017 at 5:33 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Preparing Clams and Oysters…………

 

Clams and oysters will be simple to open if washed with cold water, then placed in a plastic bag and put in the freezer for one hour.

Fried Oyster Mini Po’ Boy w/ Baked Fries

August 15, 2017 at 4:52 PM | Posted in seafood, Alexia Potato Products, oysters | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Oyster Mini Po’ Boy w/ Baked Fries

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin that I topped with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. I also had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. A bit hotter out there today, 88 degrees and humid. I guess our mild August days have ended, at least for now. After Breakfast i took my car up to get it washed and vacuumed on the inside. Laid back day, all caught up on cleaning. I did do a load of laundry and after Lunch I straightened up the Pantry. For Dinner tonight its a Fried Oyster Mini Po’ Boy w/ Baked Fries.

 

 

I love Fried Oysters, just can’t have them enough! To prepare them I’ll need; 1 container of Hilton’s Fresh Farm Raised Pacific Willapoint Oysters, 1 tablespoon Flour, 1/4 cup Egg Beaters, 1 cup Shake and Bake Seasoned Panko Bread Crumbs, Sea Salt and Pepper (to taste), 2 to 3 tablespoons Extra Light Olive Oil. Louisiana Remoulade Sauce, Louisiana Tarter Sauce, Lettuce, and Aunt Millie’s Reduced Fat Hot Dog Buns. I’m making my Oysters the same way i usually do except I’m making a Mini Po’ Boy Sandwich out of them.

 

 

I used Hilton’s Fresh Farm Raised Pacific Willapoint Oysters. To prepare them; Place shucked oysters in a colander rinse in cold water and drain. Dredge drained oysters in the Flour, then Egg Beater’s, and then in Panko Crumbs seasoned with Sea Salt and Pepper (coating each Oyster thoroughly). Set aside to dry at least 1/2 hour. An easy way to coat the Oysters with the Panko Crumbs is to place the Crumbs in a resealable plastic bag, add Egg-dipped Oysters, seal bag, and then shake.

 

 

 

Next, heat Oil in a frying pan (I like to use my cast-iron frying pan) to 370 degrees F. or until quite hot. Fry Oysters until golden brown on one side, then turn over each oysters carefully to brown the other side, approximately 1 to 2 minutes on each side. Fry Oysters until golden brown and edges are curled. Do not overcook or overcrowd in frying pan. Remove from frying pan and make your Po’Boy!

 

 

 

I took an Aunt Millie’s Reduced Fat Hot Dog Bun and split it open, length wise. On the bottom bun I spread a small amount of the Tarter Sauce on it. Next I layered my Fried Oysters, followed by the Shredded Lettuce, and then on the bottom of the top bun I spread the Remoulade Sauce. Just another way to serve these mouth-watering delicious Fried Oysters! The Oysters cam out delicious as always and the 2 Louisiana Sauces combined perfectly to kick this Po’ Boy up another notch! Excellent Sandwich.

 

 

To go with the Fried Oyster Po’ Boy I baked up some Alexia Organic Yukon Select Fries. Seasoned them with Morton’s Lite salt and Ground Black Pepper. Baked them at 425 degrees for 16 minutes. They bake up beautifully and seasoned just right.! Plus they are only 120 calories and 15 net carbs. Served with a side of my favorite Ketchup, Hunt’s Ketchup. I had a Diet Dr. Pepper to drink. For Dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar.

 

 

 

Hilton’s Fresh Farm Raised Pacific Willapoint Oysters

Product Details
Hilton’s oysters are plump, juicy and full of flavor making them superb for cooking purposes in stews, pan fried, casseroles and turkey stuffing during the Holidays plus many more recipes.

Features
Available year around
Low in fat, calories and cholesterol
Fast and easy to prepare
High in protein, iron, omega 3 fatty acids, zinc and vitamin C
All natural
Product of USA

Ingredients
Fresh Pacific Small Willapoint Oysters

Diabetic Dish of the Week – Chocolate Cheesecake

August 15, 2017 at 5:05 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is Chocolate Cheesecake. That’s right Chocolate Cheesecake, and its Diabetic Friendly! It had reduced fat and the big one is 76% less carbohydrates than the traditional recipe for Cheesecake. The recipe is from the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. Check out all the delicious and Diabetic Friendly recipes when at the site. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://diabeticgourmet.com/

 

Chocolate Cheesecake
This delicious chocolate cheesecake is not only greatly reduced in fat, but also has 76% less carbohydrates than the traditional recipe. It will become a favorite!

Ingredients

Crust Ingredients:

1/2 cup finely ground almonds
Cheesecake Ingredients:

3 packages (8 ounces each) reduced fat cream cheese, softened
1-1/4 cups Equal Spoonful or Granulated*
2 eggs
2 egg whites
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup reduced fat sour cream
2 teaspoons vanilla
4 ounces (4 squares) semi-sweet chocolate, melted and cooled
Fresh raspberries, optional
Fresh mint, optional
* May substitute 30 packets Equal sweetener.

Crust pictured above made with chocolate wafer crumbs

Directions

1 – For Crust, spray bottom of a 9-inch springform pan. Sprinkle almonds over bottom, patting gently onto pan; set aside.
2 – For Cheesecake, beat cream cheese and Equal in mixing bowl on medium speed of mixer until smooth and well combined. Mix in eggs, egg whites and salt. Fold in sour cream and vanilla until combined. Gently mix in chocolate until blended. Pour batter over crust.
3 – Bake in preheated 325F oven 40 to 45 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. To serve, remove side of pan. Garnish top of cheesecake with fresh raspberries and mint, if desired. Cut cake into wedges.

Nutritional Information (Per Serving)
Calories: 197
Protein: 7g
Sodium: 231 mg
Cholesterol: 67 mg
Fat: 16g
Carbohydrates: 7g
Exchanges: 1/2 milk, 3 fat

http://diabeticgourmet.com/recipes/html/989.shtml

Frozen Pops and Ice Pop Recipes

August 15, 2017 at 5:03 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website its Frozen Pops and Ice Pop Recipes. The perfect Summertime Treats and they are all Diabetic Friendly! Delicious Frozen Pops and Ice Pop Recipes like; Pudding Pops, Banana Buster Pops, and Layered Frozen Chocolate Coffee Pops. You can these and more all at the Diabetic Living Online website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

 

Frozen Pops and Ice Pop Recipes

When you’re looking to beat the heat, nothing’s better than a cold treat. Instead of reaching for high-fat, high-carb ice cream sundaes or bars, pick one of these light and pleasing options. With our simple, delicious frozen pop recipes, you can sit back, relax, and cool down with a guilt-free diabetic dessert.

 

Layered Frozen Chocolate Coffee Pops

These delectable frozen coffees on a stick will give you a pick-me-up and cool-down all in one……..

 

Banana Buster Pops

It’s like a banana split on a stick! Just freeze chocolate-dipped bananas with a sprinkle of crunchy peanuts for a low-carb chocolate dessert everyone will love……

 

Pudding Pops

Mix and match your favorite pudding flavors in these creamy, cool treats. Each pop has just 7 grams of carb, making it a no-worries indulgence……

 

* Click this link to get all the Frozen Pops and Ice Pop Recipes
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/dessert/frozen-pops-and-ice-pop-recipes

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

August 15, 2017 at 5:03 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Baking Cakes……

 

If you put a cake into an oven that’s not hot enough, it will affect the way it rises. Fan ovens can dry a cake slightly so for a longer shelf-life use the conventional setting. And then you can have your cake and eat too!

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