Healthy 4th of July Side Dish Recipes

July 4, 2018 at 5:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy 4th of July Side Dish Recipes. Delicious and Healthy 4th of July Side Dish Recipes like; Purple Fruit Salad, Garden Pasta Salad, and Country Potato Salad. Find these delicious and healthy recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy 4th of July Side Dish Recipes
Find healthy, delicious 4th of July side dish recipes including green beans, grilled vegetables and corn on the cob recipes. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Purple Fruit Salad
Serve this refreshing fruit salad featuring juicy plums, grapes and berries on its own or with other colorblock fruit salads (like red, green and orange) for a fun, crowd-pleasing rainbow side dish……..

Garden Pasta Salad
This lightly dressed pasta salad gets lots of flavor from Kalamata olives and basil. A colorful mix of diced bell pepper, shredded carrot and tomatoes adds vitamins and minerals. Serve on a crisp bed of greens. Toss in canned chunk light tuna, cooked chicken or flavored baked tofu to add protein and make it more substantial………

Country Potato Salad
This updated picnic potato salad gets subtle flavor from smoked ham. If you can find them, small, thin-skinned early potatoes are best in this salad……..

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One of America’s Favorites – Ham and Cheese Sandwich

June 25, 2018 at 5:02 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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A grilled ham and cheese sandwich, in a cast iron frying pan

A ham and cheese sandwich is a common type of sandwich. It is made by putting cheese and sliced ham between two slices of bread. The bread is sometimes buttered and/or toasted. Vegetables like lettuce, tomato, onion or pickle slices can also be included. Various kinds of mustard and mayonnaise are also common.

Sliced bread, sliced cheese, and sliced cooked ham are very readily available in Western supermarkets and as a result ham and cheese sandwiches are quick and easy to prepare. They are a common component of a packed lunch.

 

As recalled by ballpark concessionaire Harry Stevens in a 1924 interview, in 1894 ham and cheese sandwiches were the only food sold in New York baseball parks; frankfurters were introduced in 1909.

Open-faced ham and cheese tapas-style sandwiches

An Englishwoman, writing in 1923 of her passage through Ellis Island on a trip to the U.S., noted:

I was in fear and trembling, having heard so many tales of the abuse aliens receive there…. The attendants were very kind and not at all rough with us. It was the noon hour… in a little while porters came along with baskets of very good ham and cheese sandwiches and coffee for the grown-ups and milk for the babies.
Richard E. Byrd took ham and cheese sandwiches on his 1926 polar flight as did 1927 transatlantic fliers Chamberlin and Levine.

 

The origin of the ham and cheese sandwich has been debated for a number of years by culinary intellectuals. The leading theory as to who first started to produce a ham, cheese and bread dish is mentioned in The Larousse Gastronomique 1961. Here it notes that Patrick Connolly, an 18th-century Irish immigrant to England, sold a bread dish which:

Home made ham and cheese sandwich

“combined the remains of pig, cured and sliced with a topping of Leicester cheese and a kiss of egg yolk sauce (a form of mayonnaise) in a round bread roll. The dish was rather unimaginatively known as a Connolly and is still sometimes referred to as this in some parts of the Midlands in the UK.”

In the UK, a common addition to a ham and cheese sandwich is pickle (a sweet, vinegary chutney originally by Branston); the snack is then known as a ham, cheese and pickle sandwich.

 

 

In French cuisine, a croque-monsieur is a type of ham and cheese sandwich. It is topped with cheese and baked or fried.

 

Breakfast Sandwich Recipes

May 8, 2018 at 5:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Breakfast Sandwich Recipes. Always one of my favorite ways to start the day, a Breakfast Sandwich! Delicious and Healthy Breakfast Sandwich Recipes like; Green Eggs and Ham Bagel Breakfast Sandwich, Spinach and Egg Sweet Potato Toast, and Strawberry-Ricotta Waffle Sandwich. Find these and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 23018! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Breakfast Sandwich Recipes
Find healthy, delicious breakfast sandwich recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Green Eggs and Ham Bagel Breakfast Sandwich
This healthy bagel breakfast-sandwich recipe, with layers of ham, Swiss cheese, egg and spinach, is ready in just 5 minutes and can be wrapped up to eat on the go…….

Spinach and Egg Sweet Potato Toast
Skip the gluten and get some vitamin C with this healthy sweet potato toast recipe. Topped with spinach, egg and a dash of hot sauce, it’s a delicious alternative to eggs Benedict…..

Strawberry-Ricotta Waffle Sandwich
Here’s a sweet spin on a healthy breakfast-sandwich recipe. Other seasonal fruit, such as blueberries or sliced peaches, would be tasty toppers too………

* Click the link below to get all the Breakfast Sandwich Recipes
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Ham, Eggs, Hash Browns, and Toast

April 4, 2018 at 5:23 PM | Posted in Aunt Millie's, Eggs, Ham, hash browns, Simply Potatoes | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Ham, Eggs, Hash Browns, and Toast

 

 


For Breakfast this Morning I had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. At 10:30 this morning we had to be over at the office of where Dad is staying. We are applying for Medicade for Dad. They seem to want everything you have but your first-born children. Hope we get it worked out, very stressful! Rain showers this morning and very windy. There’s a lot of flooding all over the area, even had a Tornado watch last night. Very windy and a of 40 today, but the wind chill made it about 30. For Dinner tonight I wanted some Breakfast! So Breakfast it is, I prepared Ham, Eggs, Hash Browns, and Toast.

 

 

Breakfast for Dinner sounded perfect for Dinner tonight! I sliced up the rest of our Ham off the bone, I had prepared the Ham the day before. The Ham is so moist and delicious! We used Cook’s Bone In Ham. To prepare it I used a small skillet, sprayed it with Pam Cooking Spray, and heated it on medium heat. I then took a few slices of it and reheated it i tin the skillet for about 5 minutes. I love this Ham! It has such good flavor, perfect for Breakfast or Dinner.

 

 

 

Next I used the same skillet and I prepared a Sunny Side Up Egg. Fried it on medium low, seasoned with Morton’s Lite Salt and Ground Black Pepper.

 

 

 

As the the Ham and Egg were cooking, in another skillet I prepared some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns. I love these, I could have them every day! Again I used a small skillet, sprayed it with Pam Cooking Spray, added 1 tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil, and heated it on medium heat. I fried these for 14 minutes. When done I sprinkled some Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese.

 

 

 

 

Finally I toasted a couple of slices of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread. Topped them with some I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. Had a glass of 2% White Milk to drink. I had one hearty Comfort Food Dinner tonight! For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet Dr. Pepper to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns

Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns fry up perfectly to a crisp, golden brown because they’re made from quality potatoes. They’re always fresh, never frozen so you’ll never have to worry about freezer burn. Fresh, delicious potatoes mean you never have to sacrifice great homemade taste.

Nutrition FactsSimply Pot
Serving Size 1/2 cup (81 g)
Per Serving % Daily Value*
Calories 70
Calories from Fat 0
Total Fat 0.0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 55mg 2%
Carbohydrates 16.0g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2.0g 8%
Sugars 0.0g
Protein 1.0g
http://www.simplypotatoes.com/products/productview.cfm?p

Ham Sandwich w/ Applewood Smoked Bacon Potato Casserole

April 2, 2018 at 5:21 PM | Posted in Aunt Millie's, Ham, Idahoan Potato Products | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Ham Sandwich w/ Applewood Smoked Bacon Potato Casserole

 

 

For Breakfast this I toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain Muffin and topped it with Smucker’s Sugarless Blackberry Jam, Love that Jam. I also had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Well Winter just will not go away! Overnight a snow system moved through and gave us over an inch of snow. It melted pretty quick though as we had a of 52 degrees for the day. After Breakfast I went up to Kroger, they had Hams on sale and Bought a Cook’s Semi-Boneless Ham. It was close to 7 3/4 lbs. and got it for $6.21. We usually have a Ham for Easter but went to Easter Dinner at a Family member. I love a good baked Ham and to me the leftovers are the best part! Ham Sandwiches like tonight and fried Ham for Breakfast. Dad is doing a lot better today, he’s getting to know everyone and adjusting to it. We sure do miss him here at home! For Dinner tonight I prepared a Ham Sandwich w/ Applewood Smoked Bacon Potato Casserole.

 

We almost always use Cook’s Ham when we bake a Ham. So with the Ham I baked earlier, we made some into Ham Sandwiches. Just took a few slices and serving it on Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread. The Ham is so delicious and moist. And as always with Cook’s Ham, perfect seasoning! We’ll have quite a few Breakfasts and Lunches out of this.

 

 

 

 

I served the Ham on Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread. I was going to add Mayo or Mustard but I just wanted the taste of that delicious Ham!

 

 

 

 

 

To go with the Ham I prepared a box of Idahoan Applewood Smoked Bacon Homestyle Casserole. Like the other Idahoan dishes their a breeze to prepare and a delicious Potato Dish. And like the others this turned out fantastic! Very well seasoned, and you can taste that Applewood bacon flavor. I love my Potatoes! For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with a Coke Zero to drink.

* Last minute add was Del Monte Cut Green Beans

 

 

 

Cook’s Hams

Semi-Boneless Hams
Classic Reduced Sodium Half (Serves: 15-20)
Half (Serves: 15-20)
Whole (Serves: 30-40)
Semi-Boneless Hams
Cook’s Semi-Boneless Hams are now fully cooked! This means they may be eaten cold or heated. The ham only needs to be heated through if serving warm.
With fewer bones and less fat, Cook’s Semi-Boneless Hams are a great value. With two of the three bones removed, carving and serving are much easier. With only the center bone remaining, your family can still can enjoy the great taste and flavor that only a Cook’s bone-in ham can offer, plus the added value of more lean meat and the convenience of less bone.

Ingredients
CURED WITH: Water, Dextrose, Salt, Sodium Phosphate, Sodium Nitrite.
http://www.mycooksham.com/product/bone-in-premium-semi-boneless

 

 

Idahoan Applewood Smoked Bacon Homestyle Casserole
The saying is “everything is better with bacon” and we couldn’t agree more. That’s why we incorporated Applewood Smoked Bacon in with our rich cheesy sauce for this homestyle casserole that is sure to become a family favorite.

Oven Preparation
Best for Golden Browning

1 – Preheat oven* to 450°F. Combine potatoes and sauce mix in 1 1/2-quart baking dish.
2 – Stir in 2 cups boiling water, 3/4 cup milk, and 2 Tbsp. butter or margarine with whisk.
3 – Bake uncovered for 25 minutes or until top is golden brown and potatoes are tender. Remove from oven and let stand a few minutes before serving (sauce will thicken slightly when cooling).
* At 400 degrees, bake 30 – 35 min. or until tender
Nutrition:
Serving Size 1/2 cup
Serving per Container 5
Calories 160
Calories from fat 60
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g* 9%
Saturated Fat 0g 20%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 5%
Sodium 720mg 33%
Total Carbohydrates 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 2g
https://idahoan.com/products/applewood-smoked-bacon-homestyle-casserole/

Happy Easter!

April 1, 2018 at 5:23 PM | Posted in cooking, Food | Leave a comment
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Happy Easter everyone! No Dinner post tonight. We are spending Easter visiting Dad at assisted living and then over to spend Easter Dinner with family. I’ll be back tomorrow. Happy Easter all!

Healthy Ham Recipes

March 31, 2018 at 5:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Ham Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Ham Recipes like; Ham and Jam Crispbreads, Fresh Ham with Red Pepper Glaze, and Classic White Bean and Ham Soup. While at the website you subscribe to the EatingWell Magazine. I’ve been subscribed for the 5 or more years and have found so many recipes and recipe ideas, I love it! So Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Ham Recipes
Find healthy, delicious ham recipes. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Ham and Jam Crispbreads
Smørrebrød is the Danish name for open-face sandwiches served on rye. Eating fiber-rich rye crisps (or rye bread) at breakfast (instead of white bread) may help you feel satisfied longer and help keep blood sugar levels steady. This version features lingonberry jam (yes, the kind you find at IKEA), ham and chives……….

Fresh Ham with Red Pepper Glaze
For this fresh roast ham recipe, look for meat that hasn’t been cured or smoked. Many markets stock fresh hams, but you may need to special-order one to be sure. Ask your butcher to remove the skin and leave a layer of fat to self-baste the ham as it roasts…….

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………..

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

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

March 31, 2018 at 5:00 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Enjoy that Easter Ham………….

Ham contains a healthy dose of protein and iron, but the type of ham you eat influences how nutritious the meat is. Lean deli ham is low in fat and makes a tasty sandwich, but it contains a large amount of sodium.

Healthy Frittata Recipes

March 24, 2018 at 5:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Frittata Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Frittata Recipes like; Sheet-Pan Eggs with Spinach and Ham, Red Pepper and Goat Cheese Frittata, and Spring Turnip Frittata. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Don’t forget to subscribe to the EatingWell Magazine! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Frittata Recipes
Find healthy, delicious frittata recipes including cheese, bacon and ham and vegetable frittatas. Healthier Recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Sheet-Pan Eggs with Spinach and Ham
Making a big batch of eggs has never been easier with this one-pan oven-baked eggs recipe. Whether you are making brunch for a crowd or just want to meal-prep healthy breakfasts for the week, you’ll have 12 servings ready in just 45 minutes…….

Red Pepper and Goat Cheese Frittata
A frittata is a baked omelet that requires no flipping. This one features tangy goat cheese and sweet red bell peppers. Make it a Meal: Serve with home fries and a salad of mesclun greens…..

Spring Turnip Frittata
Broccoli rabe and turnips are a fantastic pair in this frittata. If you’re shy about the broccoli rabe’s strong flavor, try this frittata with milder broccolini instead……

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Frittata Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/18656/mealtimes/breakfast-brunch/eggs/frittatas/

The Kitchen is closed!……..LaRosa’s MEAT DELUXE Pizza

January 4, 2018 at 5:55 PM | Posted in al fresco, LaRosa's Pizzeria, pizza | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: The Kitchen is closed!……..LaRosa’s MEAT DELUXE Pizza

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I tries a new Bacon I cam across at Meijer yesterday, al fresco Uncured Chicken Bacon. It fried up good and was crispy after frying. It had good taste, I’ll have this more often! So for Breakfast I had the Chicken Bacon, 1 Egg Sunnyside Up, 2 toasted slices of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread (lightly buttered), and that morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Another morning of below zero temperatures, minus 2 degrees. Mostly cloudy and 18 degrees for a high. It was good to get out for a while yesterday. I had a case of cabin fever! I’ll be glad when this weather breaks and we have days with sunshine and above freezing temperatures! So anyway I cleaned the, vacuum and dusted. Then later a load of laundry. For Dinner tonight I shut down the Kitchen and ordered a Pizza. Tonight it’s a LaRosa’s MEAT DELUXE Pizza.

 

It has been a very long time since I’ve had a Pizza from LaRosa’s Pizzeria! My Cousin’s son was selling LaRosa’s Gift Cards to earn money for their Football Team so I bought 1 for Mom and 1 for my neighbor next door. Mom and Dad wanted a Pizza so we’re using her LaRosa’s Gift Card. We ordered a LaRosa’s MEAT DELUXE Pizza.

 

 

 

 

We ordered a large Pizza. It comes with toppings of LaRosa’s Family Recipe Pizza Sauce and Provolone, topped with lots of Pepperoni, Sausage, Ground Beef, Capocolla Ham, and Bacon. We added Mushrooms and Olives to it also. The Pizza arrived right on time and piping hot! I forgot just how good the Pizza is at LaRosa’s. The Crust, LaRosa’s Sauce, and all the toppings make for one delicious Pizza and Meal! We really enjoyed this! More calories and carbs than I’m used to having but worth it. I make my Pizza, Lasagna, and Spaghetti Sauce all using the LaRosa’s Sauce. For Dessert later a Dole No Sugar Added Peach Chunk Cup. Well the Kitchen will reopen tomorrow, later!

 

 

 


LaRosa’s MEAT DELUXE Pizza
Family Recipe Pizza Sauce and provolone, topped with lots of pepperoni, sausage, ground beef, capocolla ham, bacon and mushrooms

https://www.larosas.com/menu/default.aspx

https://www.larosas.com/.

 


A little LaRosa’s History……

LaRosa’s Pizzeria

LaRosa’s Pizzeria is a chain of pizzerias serving neighborhoods in Cincinnati, Greater Dayton, Central Ohio, Northern Kentucky, Southeast Indiana and central Tennessee. It was founded in 1954 by Donald “Buddy” LaRosa, along with partners Richard “Muzzie” Minella, Mike Soldano and Frank “Head” Serraino. Originally called Papa Gino’s, LaRosa later bought out his partners, and changed the name to LaRosa’s.

In addition to serving guests in its pizzerias, LaRosa’s is also the exclusive pizza served at the Kings Island and Coney Island amusement parks, the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, Riverbend Music Center, Perfect North Slopes and the Great American Ball Park (home of the Cincinnati Reds).

Beginning with just one location on Boudinot Avenue in the Westwood area of Cincinnati, the family and franchise owners now operate more than 60 pizzerias, with total annual sales of over $130 million.

In 1991, LaRosa’s invested heavily in the implementation and marketing of a single number call distribution center for delivery and carry out orders. Its phone number is prominently featured in advertising. LaRosa’s is very popular in Greater Cincinnati, exceeding Domino’s, Donatos PizzaPizza Hut and Papa John’s in consumer reported purchase frequency.

LaRosa’s has always been active in the neighborhoods it serves, sponsoring local youth sports programs. On February 27, 2008, Michael Larosa became CEO of LaRosa’s, Inc., succeeding T.D. Hughes (CEO, LaRosa’s 1990-2007).

LaRosa’s signature pizza is a thin crust variety made with a distinctive thick, sweet sauce (a family recipe created by Buddy’s Aunt Dena) and topped with provolone cheese. Their menu also includes subs or “hoagys” with a variety of fillings and condiments, as well as calzones, salads, and pastas. LaRosa’s also offers its pasta sauce and other selections from its menu at

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