Kitchen Hint of the Day!

March 3, 2019 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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One Potato, Two Potato…………..

For crispy fries or chips: slice the potato, then remove the starch by soaking in water for one hour before baking.

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Best Healthy Snack Recipes for the Super Bowl

January 8, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its – Best Healthy Snack Recipes for the Super Bowl. The Super Bowl will be here shortly and here’s some Delicious and Healthy Snack Recipes for the Super Bowl. With recipes like; Onion Rings, Boneless Buffalo Wings, and Avocado Fries with Sriracha Aioli. Find these perfect recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.eatingwell.com/

 

Best Healthy Snack Recipes for the Super Bowl
Turn on the game and dig into our healthy appetizer recipes for the Super Bowl! These Super Bowl snacks, including chicken tender recipes, dip recipes, buffalo wing recipes and more healthy snack recipes, are lighter version of traditional snacks your friends and family will enjoy.

Onion Rings
We couldn’t get enough of these crunchy onion rings in the EatingWell Test Kitchen. Try any seasoning blend that you have on hand to add flavor to the breading or substitute 1 teaspoon salt instead. Seasoned whole-wheat breadcrumbs are available in some supermarkets and natural-foods stores. If you can find them, try them in place of the plain breadcrumbs and seasoning blend……

Boneless Buffalo Wings
Even though boneless Buffalo wings are made with healthy white-meat chicken, they’re usually deep-fried and drenched in hot sauce laced with butter. The solution: chicken tenders are dredged in seasoned whole-wheat flour and cornmeal, pan-fried in only a small amount of oil and then drizzled with a tangy hot pepper sauce. With a fraction of the fat, calories and sodium, these boneless wings are reason enough to throw a party……….

Avocado Fries with Sriracha Aioli
Creamy avocados are a delicious foil to crunchy breading in this healthy oven-fried avocado fries recipe. Dip into spicy Sriracha dipping sauce for a flavor explosion. Save your ripe avocados for guacamole or toast–only firm ones will do when making these fries…….

 

* Click the link below to get all the Best Healthy Snack Recipes for the Super Bowl
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/22435/holidays-occasions/occasions/super-bowl-party/appetizers/healthy-snack-recipes-for-the-super-bowl/slideshow/best-healthy-snack-recipes-for-the-super-bowl/

Eating out tonight, Guthrie’s Chicken Fingers

December 29, 2018 at 6:19 PM | Posted in chicken, cooking | 4 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Guthrie’s Chicken Fingers – Snack Box

 

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I made some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns, Heated up some Meijer Diced Ham, fried an Egg Sunnyside Up, made a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. I made a bed of the Hash Browns in a bowl and sprinkled some Sargento Reduced Fat Sharp Cheddar Cheese. Next I put the Diced Ham over top the Hash Browns then put the Sunnyside Up Egg on to top it off. I love combinations of Potatoes and Ham. Cooler out today, only a high of 36 degrees and partly cloudy. Not a thing going on today, I was a slug! Watched College Football and Basketball and caught up on some shows I had recorded. Mom took me out to eat tonight for my Birthday, turning 60 today! Been rough getting here but doing pretty good now. I normally don’t eat out but Mom loves going out so we had planned on going to Texas Roadhouse but they were on over an hour wait so we switched it to Guthrie’s Chicken Fingers. We’ll go to Texas Roadhouse next week, during the week.

 

 

 

 

The meal was so good! We each had a Guthrie’s Chicken Fingers – Snack Box. The Snack Box includes – 3 Chicken Fingers, Fries, and 1 Guthrie’s Signature Sauce. For me their Chicken Fingers and Fries can’t be beat, and we love the Special Sauce! Till tomorrow, later!

Best Healthy Snack Recipes for the Super Bowl

December 27, 2018 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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Start planning that Super Bowl Party Menu now with these Best Healthy Snack Recipes for the Super Bowl from the EatingWell website and Magazine. Finds recipes like; Soy-Lime Baked Buffalo Wings, Loaded Sweet Potato Nacho Fries, and Black Bean Quesadillas. Find these Delicious and Healthy Snack Recipes for the Super Bowl. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Best Healthy Snack Recipes for the Super Bowl
Turn on the game and dig into our healthy appetizer recipes for the Super Bowl! These Super Bowl snacks, including chicken tender recipes, dip recipes, buffalo wing recipes and more healthy snack recipes, are lighter version of traditional snacks your friends and family will enjoy.

Soy-Lime Baked Buffalo Wings
Make this baked Buffalo chicken wing recipe at home to save 138 calories and a whopping 598 milligrams of sodium compared to the same number of deep-fried wings. If your market sells its chicken wings whole, you’ll want to separate each into a “wingette” and a “drumette” so they cook evenly. They’re easy to split apart with a sharp knife. Serve with carrot sticks, celery and ranch (or blue cheese) dressing……….

Loaded Sweet Potato Nacho Fries
Bump up the vitamin A and fiber when you swap tortilla chips for sweet potatoes in this healthy recipe. Serve as an appetizer at your next party or turn it into dinner by adding chicken, tofu, shrimp or more beans for protein…….

Black Bean Quesadillas
These satisfying quesadillas take just 15 minutes to make. We like them with black beans, but pinto beans work well too. If you like a little heat, be sure to use pepper Jack cheese in the filling. Serve with: A little sour cream and a mixed green salad………..

* Click the link below to get all theBest Healthy Snack Recipes for the Super Bowl
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/22435/holidays-occasions/occasions/super-bowl-party/appetizers/healthy-snack-recipes-for-the-super-bowl/slideshow/best-healthy-snack-recipes-for-the-super-bowl/

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

July 8, 2018 at 5:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Making fries……….

For crispy fries or chips: slice the potato, then remove the starch by soaking in water for one hour before baking

Healthy Beef Recipes

June 14, 2018 at 5:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Beef Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Beef Recipes like; Raspberry BBQ Sausage Bites, American Goulash, and Better-Than-Takeout Burgers with Sweet Potato Fries. Find these Recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Beef Recipes
Find healthy, delicious beef recipes including ground beef, roast beef, stews and beef brisket. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Raspberry BBQ Sausage Bites
Sweet, smoky and savory, these sausage appetizer bites are a cinch to throw together at the last minute. Just throw some smoked sausage on the grill, slice and toss with the fresh homemade raspberry barbecue sauce for the ultimate crowd-pleaser…….

American Goulash
American goulash, also known as old-fashioned goulash, is the perfect economical family meal. The pasta cooks right in the sauce, so this satisfying dish can cook in just one pot…..

Better-Than-Takeout Burgers with Sweet Potato Fries
This healthy take on burgers and fries swaps in chopped mushrooms for some of the meat in the burger patties, to cut back on calories and saturated fat…….

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Beef Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/18237/ingredients/meat-poultry/beef/

One of America’s Favorites – Cheese Fries

May 21, 2018 at 5:02 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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Cheese fries

Cheese fries or cheesy chips (latter British English) are an American fast-food dish, consisting of french fries covered in cheese with the possible addition of various other toppings. Cheese fries are generally served as a lunch- or dinner-time meal. They can be found in fast-food locations, diners, and grills all across the United States, as well as the rest of the world.

The dish originated in the United States, although its exact birthplace is still widely disputed. Cheese fries have been said to grow in popularity in the United States after canned cheese products such as Cheez Whiz hit the U.S. markets in 1952. Don A. Jenkins is said to have invented a variation of the cheese fry (the chili cheese fry), at the age of 16, in Tomball, Texas. Another report claims that a young fry cook named Austin Ruse was the first to serve this dish while working at Dairy Queen in St. Charles, MO.

A common method of making cheese fries involves pouring melted cheese onto a plate of fries:

1 – Place uncooked french fries (cut or frozen) onto a greased baking pan
2 – Bake at 450°F for about 15 minutes (or until golden brown)
3 – In a separate bowl, mix melted cheese with preferred spices, meats, or vegetables
4 – Once french fries are out of the oven, pour the melted cheese onto the fries

Throughout the Southwest US, cheese fries are often covered in melted cheddar cheese, bacon bits, jalapeño slices, and chives, and served with ranch dressing. Alternately, they are also served as carne asada fries. In Philadelphia, pizza fries are topped with melted mozzarella and served with pizza sauce on the side, while “mega fries” are topped with cheddar (or sometimes Cheez Whiz) and mozzarella cheese and bacon. Usually served with a side of ranch dressing. In New York City, Long Island, and New Jersey, they are covered with American, mozzarella, or Swiss cheese, then melted. In New Jersey and certain New York City diners, Disco Fries are served with mozzarella and brown gravy. In other parts of the US, nacho cheese is often used, especially in snack stand-type settings.

Chili cheese fries

Chili cheese fries are topped with chili con carne. The cheese is usually either American or cheddar. In Cincinnati, Ohio, they use their own Cincinnati chili for their chili cheese fries at the local chili restaurants. In New

Mexico, they use New Mexican chile for their chili cheese fries, often adding chopped lettuce, tomato, and olives as garnish.

In Ireland, a variation called “taco fries” consists of fresh cut chips covered in sub sauce and shredded cheddar. Piled on top of the cheese are ground beef, tomato, peppers, onions, and various seasonings. In Bulgaria, a common side dish offered in most restaurants consists of French fries, topped with grated or crumbled sirene. In the Netherlands a dish named ‘kapsalon’ is served as fast food. This consist of fries covered with cheese, salad, and shawarma or doner kebab. It is often consumed with large amounts of garlic sauce or chili sauce.

Animal Fries’ consisting of cheese, grilled onions, and spread on a regular order of fries at In-N-Out Burger, part of their “secret” menu

In the United Kingdom, chips and cheese are often served in pubs. Preparation includes the pouring of cheddar sauce over chips or sprinkling cheddar over chips and then putting the dish under a grill. A variation adds beef gravy on top.

 

Diabetic Dish of the Week – Bayou Cajun Fries

May 16, 2017 at 4:56 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 Bayou Cajun Fries. Came across a delicious and Diabetic Friendly recipe at the Diabetes Self – Management website that I wanted to pass along for this week’s recipe, Bayou Cajun Fries. A perfect side for your Burgers or Hot Dogs. They are only 91 calories and 16 net carbs per serving! At the Diabetes Self – Management site you’ll find a large selection of recipes, Diabetes Management tips and current news on Diabetes Care. It’s a great site so check it out today. https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/

 

 

Bayou Cajun Fries

Ingredients

Nonstick cooking spray
1 baking potato (6 ounces), scrubbed
1/2 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
1/8 teaspoons salt
Directions

1 – Preheat oven 475°F. Spray nonstick baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
2 – Cut potato lengthwise into 1/4-inch slices, then cut each slice into 1/4-inch strips. Place on prepared baking sheet. Drizzle with oil and sprinkle with paprika; toss gently to coat. Arrange potato strips in single layer (potatoes should not touch).
3 – Bake 5 minutes; stir and bake 5 minutes more or until potatoes are golden brown and tender when pierced with fork. Immediately sprinkle with Cajun seasoning and salt; toss gently to coat.

Yield: 2 servings. Serving size: 2/3 cup.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 91, Carbohydrates: 18 g, Protein: 2 g, Fat: 1 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 166 mg, Fiber: 2 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/sides/bayou-cajun-fries/

Smoked Turkey Sausage Dogs w/ Baked Shoestring Fries

April 17, 2017 at 4:50 PM | Posted in Alexia Potato Products, Butterball Smoked Turkey Sausage | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Smoked Turkey Sausage Dogs w/ Baked Shoestring Fries

 
To start the morning I toasted a Thomas Bagel Thin. These toast up great and make very good Breakfast Sandwich. Then I Scrambled some Egg Beater’s Egg Whites and took one slice of Sargeto Ultra Thin Sharp Cheddar Cheese to top the Egg Whites. And I have my Breakfast Sandwich! I was at Kroger yesterday and they had the Thomas Bagel thins on sale, buy 1 get one free. These are 110 calories and 21 net carbs. I froze one package so we’ll see how they hold up. We had about 1 1/2 inches of rain overnight, lot of local flooding down in Cincinnati. After Breakfast I took Mom’s car in to have the oil changed at a local Car Repair we go to. Then after Lunch I went over to spend some time with Dad. Back home did a load of laundry for Mom. So for Dinner tonight its a Smoked Turkey Sausage Dogs w/ Baked Shoestring Fries.

 

 

I used the Butterball Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausage. I cut the Sausage Links into Bun length pieces. I absolutely love the Butterball Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausage. It’s got such a fantastic flavor and always cooks up just right. To prepare them I used a large skillet, added about a 1/2 tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and preheated it on medium heat. Put the Sausage in the skillet when it was heated up and covered with a lid. I turned the Sausage every few minutes to get an even char on them, cooked about 11 minutes total. As always they came out just bursting with flavor and flat-out delicious! I served it on a Aunt Millie’s Reduced Calorie Whole Grain Hot Dog Bun and topped with French’s Spicy Brown Mustard.

 

 

To go with the Sausage Dog 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, love these things!

 

 

 

 
Butterball Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausage
14 oz. | Servings: 7

Try Butterball’s fully cooked Smoked Turkey Dinner Sausage. Now you and your family can enjoy the great taste of hardwood-smoked lean turkey sausage with less fat than pork or beef smoked sausage. Serve with your favorite side dish for a quick and easy meal solution that always tastes great.

Skillet:
Cook in a non-stick skillet over medium heat, 10 – 12 minutes, turning frequently.
Always heat thoroughly.
Serving Size 2 oz. (51 g)
Servings Per Container 7

Amount Per Serving
Calories 100
Calories from Fat 50
% Daily Value
Total Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 30mg10%
Sodium 610mg25%
Total Carbohydrates 4g1%
Dietary Fiber 0g0%
Sugars 1g
Protein 8g16%
Ingredients: Poultry Ingredients (Mechanically Separated Chicken, Mechanically Separated Turkey), Water, Corn Syrup, Salt. Contains 2% or less of Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid), Autolyzed yeast, Dextrose, Modified Food Starch, Sodium Diacetate, Sodium Nitrite, Sodium Phosphate, Flavorings, Potassium and Sodium Lactate.
http://www.butterball.com/products/turkey-sausage-and-franks/every-day-smoked-turkey-dinner-sausage

 

 

Thomas’® PLAIN BAGEL THINS® BAGELS
Light texture and delicious taste in a 110 calorie bagel.
* 4g Protein
* 3g Fiber
* No High Fructose Corn Syrup
* Cholesterol Free Food
* Low Fat
* Good Source of Fiber
* 0g Trans Fat

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 bagel (46g)
Servings Per Container 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories 110
Calories from Fat 10
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 210mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 8%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 3g
Protein 4g
https://thomasbreads.com/products/plain-bagel-thins-bagels

Fish Fillet Sandwich w/ Baked Fries

April 8, 2017 at 5:19 PM | Posted in Alexia Potato Products, Gorton's Seafood | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fish Fillet Sandwich w/ Baked Fries

 
For Breakfast on this chilly Saturday Morning I Prepared a Cheese Omelet, made with Egg Beater’s Egg Whites and Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese. I then toasted a couple of slices of Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread, lightly buttered with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. Also had the every morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Cold out this morning, 32 degrees and light frost. The afternoon it got up into the 60,s and sunny. As it warmed up outside I got the leaf blower out and cleaned the deck and around the driveway. After Lunch I went over to spend the afternoon with Dad. He wasn’t having a very good day. He was having a lot of trouble breathing today. He’s been having more bad days than good lately, just keep praying for his recovery. Back home I did a load of laundry for Mom. For Dinner tonight, it’s a Dinner by the oven tonight! I prepared a Fish Fillet Sandwich w/ Baked Fries.

 

I picked up a bag of the Gorton’s Smart and Crunchy Breaded Fish Fillets at Meijer a while back and had them in the freezer. You bake them from frozen so I didn’t have to thaw them out. To prepare them I preheated the oven on 400 degrees. Then took a small baking pan and sprayed it with Pam Cooking Spray. Laid the Fish Fillets flat in the pan and baked for 24 minutes, I flipped them over after 15 minutes. The Fillets came out perfect! The Breading gave them a nice crunch and they had excellent flavor. They are 190 calories and 25 net carbs per serving which is 2 Fillets. Another great Seafood Product from Gorton’s, and another good one to have in the freezer! Served it a Healthy Life Whole Grain Hamburger Bun along with a slice of Kraft Sharp Cheddar Cheese.

 

For a side I baked up some Alexia Organic Yukon Select Fries. Seasoned them with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Black Peppercorn Medley. Baked them at 425 degrees for 16 minutes. They bake up beautifully and seasoned just right, excellent Shoestring Fry! Plus they are only 120 calories and 15 net carbs. For dessert later Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding topped with Cool Whip Free.

 

 

 

 

 
Gorton’s Smart and Crunchy Breaded Fish Fillets

100% wild-caught Alaskan Pollock breaded in a panko coating.

Good seafood that’s good for you.
All the classic flavor with half the guilt. Our Smart & Crunchy Fish Fillets have 50% less fat than regular fish fillets and are never fried — so there’s no need to sweat the 190 calories.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 2 fillets (108g)
Servings Per Container: 4
Ingredients:
Alaskan Pollock fillets, breadcrumb coating.
Alaskan Pollock fillets
Breadcrumb coating
Wheat flour, water, palm oil, yellow corn flour, whey, salt, natural flavor, garlic powder, onion powder, sugar, yeast, baking powder (baking soda, sodium aluminum phosphate), beet powder (color), colored with paprika, annatto, and turmeric extracts, xanthan gum, beta carotene (color).
CONTAINS: POLLOCK, WHEAT, MILK.

Amount Per Serving:
Calories 190 Calories from Fat 40
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.5g 7%
Saturated Fat 2.5g 13%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.5g
Cholesterol 30mg 10%
Sodium 470mg 20%
Potassium 180mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber <1g 4%
Sugars 4g
Protein 11g 22%

 
Alexia Organic Yukon Select Fries

Lightly seasoned with sea salt, these Julienne Fries make your everyday French fry wonder where it went wrong.

Ingredients: Organic Potatoes, Organic Canola Oil and/or Organic Sunflower Oil and/or Organic Safflower Oil, Sea Salt, Citric Acid.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 3 oz (84 g)
Per Serving % Daily Value*
Calories 120
Calories from Fat 36
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 200mg 8%
Potassium 310mg 9%
Carbohydrates 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 0g
Protein 2g
https://www.alexiafoods.com/products/fries/yukon-gold-julienne-fries

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