Kitchen Hint of the Day!

January 1, 2014 at 9:07 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Shop later in the day to take advantage of markdowns in your grocery store‘s bakery and meat departments. Also make sure to keep an eye on the prices at the salad bar. If you only need a few artichoke hearts or croutons, they may be cheaper to buy there by the pound than elsewhere in the store.

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Kitchen Hint of the Day!

December 14, 2013 at 8:30 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | 1 Comment
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Toasted nuts are often essential (and delicious) part of recipes. Want to know how to make sure the nuts won’t burn, even if you aren’t looking after them? Toast them in a popcorn air popper! Just add 1/4 cup nuts, plug it in for 60 seconds, and the nuts will be a perfect golden brown.

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

December 13, 2013 at 7:47 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | 4 Comments
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This simple trick will make sure almost every kernel pops when you’re making popcorn – and who doesn’t want more popcorn? Just store your unpopped kernels in the freezer, and pop them when they’re still cold.  (Unfortunately, this won’t work for microwave popcorn.)

45 Amazing Apple Recipes

October 13, 2013 at 9:35 AM | Posted in Delish | Leave a comment
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From the Delish web site its Apples, Apples, and more Apples! Just click the link at the bottom of the post to get them all!
45 Amazing Apple RecipesDelish
Autumn’s favorite fruit adds flavor to everyday meals. Sweet, juicy apples enhance easy soups, salads, sautés, and roasts, as well as myriad cakes, pies, and pastries. Embrace autumn and cook up a delicious apple dish for you and your loved ones.

 
Apple-Cheese Danish

Straight from your grocer‘s freezer, the dough for this sweet-and-savory, apple-cheese danish rises to the occasion — no flour, food processor, or kneading required. ….

 
Apple Chips

Low heat and slow baking give these lightly sweetened apple chips their delicate, crisp texture……

 

 

* Click the link below to get all 45 Amazing Apple Recipes

 

http://www.delish.com/recipes/cooking-recipes/easy-apple-recipes?src=nl&mag=del&list=nl_dhe_fot_non_100813_apple-recipes#slide-1

How to Survive (and Thrive) at a Potluck

September 29, 2013 at 9:10 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | 1 Comment
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Tailgating and gathering at a friends house for a day of Football is great but can be difficult if you have Diabetes. Well here’s some tips on How to Survive (and Thrive) at a Potluck. It’s all from the Diabetic Living On Line web site and I left the link at the bottom of the post.

 

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Make & Take Tips!
For people with diabetes, potlucks can be a trove of temptation. Our potluck survival guide and recipes for healthy casseroles will help you stick to a guilt-free eating plan!

 

How to Survive (and Thrive) at a Potluck
Potluck buffet spreads can be loaded with temptations, but with the right approach, you can serve up some healthful choices and not feel deprived. Find simple tips and tricks to enjoy your next potluck without blowing your diabetes meal plan.

 

The Dish You Take
Smart potluck decisions start at home: Figure out a dish you can take that guarantees at least one healthful option. Then plan how other foods can fit on your plate.

Contributing foods that suit your meal plan lets you assume control over your potluck choices. Grilled veggies — served hot or cold — add nutritious variety to the table. Vegetable skewers with zucchini, summer squash, mushrooms, and peppers are easy to pick up — and with cubes of lean meat, they make an entree. Even casseroles can be healthy options if you pick diabetes-friendly recipes.

Remember salads, too, such as coleslaw, potato salad, or macaroni salad made healthy with generous amounts of colorful chopped vegetables and low-fat mayonnaise or plain low-fat yogurt.

For a sandwich buffet, think about whole wheat pita pocket halves. You can serve them with stuff-it-yourself fillings such as lean meats, tuna (not tuna salad), reduced-fat cheese, tomato, and spinach…..

 
* Get all the tips on How to Survive (and Thrive) at a Potluck by clicking the link below.

 
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/food-to-eat/dining-out/how-to-survive-and-thrive-potluck/?sssdmh=dm17.693579&esrc=nwdlo092413

33 Delicious Fall Apple Recipes

September 19, 2013 at 7:27 AM | Posted in baking, Eating Well, fruits | Leave a comment
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It’s inching closer to my favorite time of the year, the Fall Season! To celebrate the upcoming Fall here some delicious Apple inspired recipes. All from the Eating Well web site.

 

Eating Well

 

33 Delicious Fall Apple Recipes
An apple a day keeps the doctor away, they say. That’s because apples are a nutrition powerhouse, complete with fiber and immune-boosting vitamin C. Better yet, apples are perfect baked into yummy pies and cobblers or simmered into luscious soups and chutneys. For your health and your taste buds, these award-winning apple recipes, such as Mom’s Apple Squares and Deep-Dish Apple Pie, are must-tries!

 
Dozens of sweet and savory ways to enjoy apples.
Apple recipes are a favorite fall fruit, whether you enjoy them in apple pie, apple crisp, applesauce or pork recipes that incorporate apples. No matter whether you like your apples sweet and fruity or tart and biting, you can feel good about eating these healthy apple recipes. Apples are a good source of soluble fiber, potassium and folate. So go ahead and enjoy them in good health.

 
Deep-Dish Apple Pie
With all that delicious fruit an apple pie should be healthy, but the truth is a slice can have as much as 750 calories and 30 grams of fat. For the most part, the culprit is the crust. We use whole-wheat pastry flour to add fiber and lower the saturated fat by replacing some of the butter with canola oil. The brown sugar-sweetened filling in this pie is made with two kinds of apples for the perfect balance. A slice has half the calories of a typical version and only 10 grams of fat—sweet!….

 
Spiced Chicken Breasts with Apple-Jalapeno Chutney
A bit of jalapeno jelly adds a touch of heat and color to the sweet-and-sour apple chutney. It makes the perfect accompaniment to this and other spicy chicken and pork dishes, particularly those cooked over the grill…..

 

* Get all these Apple inspired recipes and ideas by clicking the link below

 
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/easy_apple_recipes?sssdmh=dm17.691694&utm_source=EWTWNL&esrc=nwewtw091013

33 Crowd-Pleasing July 4th Recipes

June 28, 2013 at 9:29 AM | Posted in Food, grilling | Leave a comment
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Here’s some Crowd-Pleasing July 4th Recipes from the Eating Well web site! I left the link to the site at the end of the post.

 

 

Eating Well

 

 

33 Crowd-Pleasing July 4th Recipes
We’ve got all the great-tasting, healthy recipes you’ll need for your 4th of July, healthier pasta salads and potato salads, juicy burgers and flavorful grilled meat recipes. But the real star is dessert. This gorgeous flag cake, made with a lightened cream cheese frosting and fresh summer berries, is sure to have everyone ooh-ing and ahh-ing. And don’t miss our easy red, white and blue recipes featured on NBC’s Today show!
Put a fresh twist on your classic American fare with this selection of easy, healthy July 4th recipes. Make a festive menu for your July 4th cookout with delicious coleslaws and potato salads, juicy burgers and grilled chicken and of course, fresh summer desserts. These All-American recipes for the 4th of July are healthier versions of classic picnic favorites that everyone at your cookout will enjoy.

 

Peach Custard Pie
We use low-fat milk along with nonfat Greek yogurt in the creamy custard for this peach pie. The yogurt gives the custard a smooth texture without using cream or too many egg yolks. A slice is just as delicious served warm from the oven as it is chilled. For an added treat, serve topped with fresh blueberries….

 

Beer-Barbecued Chicken
Here’s our spin on the roast-a-chicken-on-top-of-a-can-of-beer technique that’s popular with barbecue aficionados. To simplify things, we just pour a little beer inside the chicken as it cooks. The beer keeps the meat juicy and a smoky-flavored spice rub both under and over the skin gives it extra flavor. Barbecuing poultry with the skin on helps prevent the meat from drying out. To keep calories and fat in check, remove the skin before serving…..

 

Get these and more Eating Well recipes by clicking the link below!
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/all_american_4th_of_july_recipes?sssdmh=dm17.676642&utm_source=EWTWNL&esrc=nwewtw062513_Blinktop

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

May 29, 2013 at 9:25 AM | Posted in fruits, Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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For a fun fruit display on your buffet table, hollow out a melon, orange, or grapefruit and fill it with cut up fruits (and maybe even some miniature marshmallows). For an even more attractive holder, you can scallop the melon edges or cut it in the shape of a basket.

How to Survive (and Thrive) at a Potluck

May 9, 2013 at 9:39 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly | 5 Comments
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It’s Healthy Potluck for this weeks Diabetic Living On Line article of the week. I left the link to read the entire article at the end of the post.

 

 

How to Survive (and Thrive) at a PotluckDiabetic living logo
By Lauren Swann, R.D., LDN; Photos by Kritsada
Potluck buffet spreads can be loaded with temptations, but with the right approach, you can serve up some healthful choices and not feel deprived. Find simple tips and tricks to enjoy your next potluck without blowing your diabetes meal plan.

 
The Dish You Take
Smart potluck decisions start at home: Figure out a dish you can take that guarantees at least one healthful option. Then plan how other foods can fit on your plate.

Contributing foods that suit your meal plan lets you assume control over your potluck choices. Grilled veggies — served hot or cold — add nutritious variety to the table. Vegetable skewers with zucchini, summer squash, mushrooms, and peppers are easy to pick up — and with cubes of lean meat, they make an entree. Even casseroles can be healthy options if you pick diabetes-friendly recipes.

Remember salads, too, such as coleslaw, potato salad, or macaroni salad made healthy with generous amounts of colorful chopped vegetables and low-fat mayonnaise or plain low-fat yogurt.

For a sandwich buffet, think about whole wheat pita pocket halves. You can serve them with stuff-it-yourself fillings such as lean meats, tuna (not tuna salad), reduced-fat cheese, tomato, and spinach…..

 

 

*Click the link below to read the entire article*

 

http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/food-to-eat/dining-out/healthy-potluck-tips/?sssdmh=dm17.666366&esrc=nwdlo050713

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

April 27, 2013 at 9:45 AM | Posted in baking, dessert, Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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For a unique pumpkin pie, put small marshmallows on the bottom of the pie, just above the crust. Ast e pie bakes, the air in the marshmallows expands and the marshmallows rise to the top.

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