Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – Pasta Pie

September 25, 2019 at 6:03 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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This week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week is – Pasta Pie. This is made using Wild Idea Ground Buffalo along with Jill’s Italian Seasoning, Pasta, Pesto (Recipe Included), Spinach, Tomatoes, Mozzarella Cheese, Parmesan Cheese, Eggs, Cream, and Seasonings. Suggested side dish would be a Salad. You can find this Recipe and purchase the Wild Idea Ground Buffalo along with all the other Wild Idea Products at the Wild Idea Buffalo website. So Enjoy and make 2019 a Healthy One! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

Pasta Pie (serves 8)
Made with garden fresh ingredients this recipe believe it or not is light and so good. Serve it up with a delicious salad for a simple, fab, flavorful meal!


1 – pound Wild Idea Ground Buffalo
1 – tablespoon olive oil
1 – 1 oz. pkg. Jill’s Italian Seasoning (or other Italian seasoning)
8 – ounces pasta, linguini, spaghetti or other, cooked el dente
½ – cup pesto (*recipe below or pre-made pesto)
2 – cups packed, chopped, fresh spinach
1 – cup chopped tomatoes, seeded
8 – ounces shredded mozzarella cheese
4 – ounces shredded parmesan cheese
2 – eggs, beaten
¼ – cup cream


1 – In a sauté pan over medium high heat add the oil and crumble in the ground buffalo meat.
2 – Add the Italian seasonings and stir in to incorporate. Break up the meat with a spatula as you stir and continue to brown the meat.
Remove meat from heat and cover.
3 – Lightly oil into a deep-dish pie pan.
4 – In a large bowl toss the pasta with the pesto.
5 – Add the meat, spinach, tomatoes, the mozzarella cheese and half of the parmesan cheese, tossing to incorporate.
6 – Whisk the eggs with the cream and toss into the pasta mixture.
7 – Press the ingredients into a deep-dish pie pan and cover with foil.
8 – Bake at 375° for 30 minutes.
9 – Uncover the pie and cover with remaining Parmesan cheese and continue to cook until cheese is melted.
10 – Remove form the oven and allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving.
11 – Drizzle with a little more pesto and garnish with fresh tomatoes. Note: If making ahead of time and refrigerating for baking later increase cooking time by 10 minutes.

Basil Pesto

2 – cups fresh basil leaves, packed
2 – cups shredded Parmesan cheese
3 – garlic cloves, chopped
1 – teaspoon salt
1 – teaspoon pepper (I like a little more)
1 – tablespoon lemon juice (I like a little more)
1 – cup olive oil

Preparation: Place all ingredients in blender and puree until smooth. Refrigerate.


Ruffle Turkey Lasagna

February 15, 2019 at 6:04 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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Here’s a second Jennie – Turkey Lasagna Recipe, Ruffle Turkey Lasagna. This one is made using JENNIE-O® Lean Ground Turkey along with Lasagna Noodles, Onion, Italian Seasoning, Pasta Sauce, Ricotta Cheese, Asiago Cheese, Mozzarella Cheese, and Spices. You can find this recipe along with all the other delicious and healthy recipes at the Jennie – O website. Enjoy and Make the SWITCH in 2019! https://www.jennieo.com/

Ruffle Turkey Lasagna
If you love classic lasagna but wish it came with less guilt, this is your recipe. We’ve subbed in lean ground turkey in place of beef, to deliver big flavor without big guilt.

1 (16-ounce) package lasagna noodles
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 (16-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Lean Ground Turkey
1 onion, chopped
2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
1 (24-ounce) jar pasta sauce
1 (15-ounce) container ricotta cheese
½ cup Asiago cheese, shredded
2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded

1) Heat oven to 375ºF.
2) Cook noodles according to package directions.
3) In large skillet heat oil. Add turkey. Cook ground turkey as specified on the package. Always cook to well-done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer. Add onion, seasoning and tomato sauce. Simmer 10 minutes. Remove from heat. Mix together ricotta cheese, asiago cheese, basil, salt and pepper.
4) Spread ¾ cup pasta sauce on the bottom of a 13 x 9-inch baking dish. Place layer of noodles over sauce. Layer ricotta mixture over the noodles. Place another layer of noodles over ricotta mixture. Spread ¾ cup pasta sauce on top of noodles. Layer remaining noodles over the ricotta mixture, overlapping slightly to create ruffled layers. Spread remaining pasta sauce and sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.
5) Cover pan with aluminum foil and bake 30 minutes. Remove foil and bake 10 more minutes or until cheese bubbles.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.


Calories 480
Protein 32g
Carbohydrates 56g
Fiber 4g
Sugars 8g
Fat 13g
Cholesterol 65mg
Sodium 610mg
Saturated Fat 6g

Soup Special of the Day……..Harvest Bowl Soup

January 20, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, soup, Soup Special of the Day | Leave a comment
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This week’s Soup Special of the Day is Harvest Bowl Soup. Onions, Carrots, and Beans are just 3 of the ingredients that make up this week’s recipe. Its from the CooksRecipes website which has a fantastic selection of recipes to please all tastes! Check it out today. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Harvest Bowl Soup
This easy minestrone variation makes a satisfying chilly-night meal.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cups chopped onions
1 1/2 cups peeled, sliced carrots
1 cup thinly sliced celery
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 teaspoons dried Italian seasoning
5 1/4 cups chicken broth
3 cups tomato juice
1 cup canned green beans
1 bay leaf
1/8 teaspoon ground pepper
1 (16-ounce) can kidney beans, drained
2 cups chopped zucchini

Cooking Directions:
Heat oil in a Dutch oven or stock pot over medium heat. Add onions, carrots, celery and garlic and sauté until tender. Add Italian seasoning. Stir in broth, tomato juice, green beans, bay leaf and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; add kidney beans and zucchini. Simmer until tender, about 15 minutes.
Makes 12 servings.

Tip: For a heartier flavor, use beef broth instead of chicken broth.


December 11, 2018 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dish of the Week, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is – BEEF TENDERLOIN ROAST WITH GARLIC-ROASTED VEGETABLES. I’ve got a good one to pass along to everyone this week, BEEF TENDERLOIN ROAST WITH GARLIC-ROASTED VEGETABLES. A delicious Beef Tenderloin Roast rubbed with Garlic and Italian Seasoning. Served with Roasted Vegetables of Fingerling Potatoes, Onions, Plum Tomatoes, and Zucchini. A perfect dish for Christmas Dinner or for that first meal of 2019! The recipe is from the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. The Diabetic Gourmet site has a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetic News, and Diabetes Tips. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy through the Holiday Season! https://diabeticgourmet.com/



1 beef Tenderloin Roast (4 to 5 pounds)
1 large head garlic
2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon olive oil
2-1/4 pounds potatoes (such as fingerling, russet or red potatoes), quartered if large
4 small onions, halved
6 small plum tomatoes, halved
2 medium zucchini, sliced
2 teaspoons dried Italian seasoning, divided
1 teaspoon cracked black pepper, divided
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, divided


1 – Preheat oven to 425F.
2 – Cut about 1/4 inch off top of garlic head, exposing cloves. Remove outer papery skin, leaving head intact.
3 – Place in center of 12-inch square heavy-duty aluminum foil; drizzle with 1 teaspoon oil. Bring two opposite sides of foil over garlic; seal with double fold. Fold in open ends to seal.
4 – Combine remaining vegetables, remaining 2 tablespoons oil, 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper in large bowl; toss to coat.
5 – Combine remaining teaspoon Italian seasoning and 1/2 teaspoon pepper; press evenly onto all surfaces of beef roast.
6 – Place roast on rack in shallow roasting pan. Insert ovenproof meat thermometer so tip is centered in thickest part of beef. Do not add water or cover.
7 – Place garlic, potatoes and onions on rimmed baking sheet.
8 – Roast tenderloin in 425F oven 45 to 55 minutes for medium rare; 55 to 65 minutes for medium doneness.
9 – Roast garlic, potatoes and onions 30 minutes.
10 – Add tomatoes and zucchini to pan; continue to roast 15 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
11 – Remove roast when meat thermometer registers 135F for medium rare; 145F for medium. Tent with foil. Let stand 20 minutes. (Temperature will continue to rise about 10-15F to reach 145F for medium rare; 160F for medium.)
12 – Squeeze garlic pulp over vegetables; stir to combine. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup cheese, as desired.
13 – Carve roast; sprinkle with remaining 2 tablespoons cheese. Serve with vegetables.
Beef Tenderloin is the most tender cut of beef available. It is lean and boneless and is sold as a whole roast or a smaller center-cut roast. This roast also meets government guidelines for lean.

Recipe Yield: Makes 20 servings.

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Crescent Zucchini Pie

December 10, 2018 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is – Crescent Zucchini Pie. Zucchini like you’ve never had before, baked in Crescent Rolls into a pie! Along with the Zucchini you’ll add; Onion, Mushrooms, Eggs, Italian Seasoning, Dijon Mustard, and 2 types of Cheese. Bake for about 25 minutes and done. It’s 132 calories and 7 net carbs per serving! No Meat needed here! The recipe comes from one of my favorite recipe sites, CooksRecipes. The Cooks site has a huge selection of recipes to please all tastes, diets, and cuisines. Enjoy and Eat Healthy through the Holidays! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Crescent Zucchini Pie

Recipe Ingredients:
1 (8-ounce) container refrigerated crescent rolls
2 tablespoons butter or olive oil
3 cups thinly sliced zucchini
1 cup chopped onion
1 (4-ounce) can sliced mushrooms, drained
4 large eggs
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1 cup shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese

Cooking Directions:
1 – Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
2 – Coat a 9-inch deep-dish pie plate with cooking spray.
3 – Separate crescent rolls into eight triangles and arrange in the pie dish with points toward center. Press to seal seams.
4 – In a large skillet over medium-high heat, melt the butter (or heat oil if using oil); add the zucchini, onions and mushrooms, and sauté until tender, about 5 minutes.
5 – In a large bowl, beat together eggs, Italian seasoning and mustard; beat to mix.
6 – Add vegetables to egg mixture, mixing thoroughly; pour over crust.
7 – Bake pie until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean, about 20 to 25 minutes.
Makes 5 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/5 of recipe): Calories: 132; Total Fat: 6g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 214mg; Total Carbs: 10g; Fiber: 3g; Protein: 9g; Sodium: 93mg.

Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week – Slow Cooker Turkey Breast

November 9, 2018 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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This week’s Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week is – Slow Cooker Turkey Breast. This one uses the JENNIE-O® Premium Fresh Tender Young Turkey Breast. Easy prep and then into the slow cooker for 6-8 hours until done! How easy is that! And while that’s cooking you get get your side dishes ready. Love these Slow Cooker Recipes! You can find this recipe at the Jennie – O Turkey website. Enjoy and Make the SWITCH in 2018! https://www.jennieo.com/

Slow Cooker Turkey Breast
This is a Gluten Free Recipe

There’s so many delicious ways to cook turkey besides roasting it in the oven for Thanksgiving! Try slow cooking your fresh young turkey breast for a moist and tender winter dinner that will warm you right up! It’s barely any prep for an unbeatably savory and comforting taste. While it’s cooking, you can set up your winter weaths and garlands!

1 large yellow onion, coarsely chopped
2 celery stalks, coarsely chopped
2 large carrots, peeled and coarsely chopped
4 garlic cloves, halved
1 (5-9-pound) JENNIE-O® Premium Fresh Tender Young Turkey Breast
2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
2 teaspoons poultry seasoning
1 teaspoon kosher salt, if desired
½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper, if desired
fresh chopped parsley leaves, if desired

1) In slow cooker, place onion, celery, carrots and garlic.
2) Place turkey breast over vegetable mixture.
3) Season turkey breast with Italian seasoning, poultry seasoning and salt and pepper, if desired.
4) Cook, covered on HIGH 4 or LOW 6-8 hours. Garnish with fresh chopped parsley leaves, if desired.
*Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.


Calories 290
Protein 47g
Carbohydrates 4g
Fiber 1g
Sugars 2g
Fat 9g
Cholesterol 105mg
Sodium 760mg
Saturated Fat 3g

Soup Special of the Day…………….Turkey Minestrone Soup

July 30, 2017 at 6:43 AM | Posted in Jennie-O Turkey Products | 2 Comments
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This week’s Soup Special of the Day is Turkey Minestrone Soup. Made with JENNIE-O® Extra Lean Oven Roasted Turkey Breast along with Green Beans, Cabbage, Bow Tie Pasta, Italian Seasoning, and more! Minestrone made healthier! It’s from the Jennie – O website which has a huge selection of Delicious and Healthy Recipes like this week’s Turkey Minestrone Soup. So enjoy and Make the Switch! https://www.jennieo.com/


Turkey Minestrone Soup

A good minestrone serves as delicious comfort food on chilly days. This lean Italian recipe combines cabbage and green beans with a rich, savory broth that’ll warm both body and soul.


1 to 1½-pounds JENNIE-O® Extra Lean Oven Roasted Turkey Breast, cut into ½-inch pieces
6 cups water
1 (14½-ounce) can Italian-style stewed tomatoes, undrained
1 onion, sliced
2 tablespoons Italian seasoning
2 tablespoons chicken flavored bouillon granules
2 cups brussel sprouts, halved
1 zucchini, sliced
1 (9-ounce) package frozen green beans
1 (15-ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained
1 cup uncooked bow-tie pasta
Parmesan cheese, if desired


1) In Dutch oven, over medium-high heat, stir together turkey, water, tomatoes, onion, seasoning and bouillon. Bring to boil; reduce heat to low. Cook, partially covered, 35 minutes, stirring occasionally.
2) Stir in brussel sprouts, zucchini, beans. Cook, uncovered, 10 minutes stirring occasionally until pasta is tender. Garnish with cheese, if desired.

Saturated Fat0.5g


Extra Lean Oven Roasted Turkey Breast

A flavorful, fully-cooked turkey breast ready to cut and serve, hot or cold.
* 99% FAT FREE

Serving Size56 g
Calories From Fat5
Total Fat.5 g
Saturated Fat.0 g
Trans Fat.0 g
Cholesterol25 mg
Sodium480 mg
Total Carbohydrates0 g
Dietary Fiber0 g
Sugars0 g
Protein11 g



Chicken Cacciatore over Pasta

July 22, 2017 at 5:46 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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I wanted to pass along a recipe for Chicken Cacciatore that I came across at the CooksRecipe website, Chicken Cacciatore over Pasta. The dish is only 210 calories and 19 net carbs. At the CooksRecipe website (http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html) you can find a huge assortment of recipes for all cuisines and tastes. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy!


Chicken Cacciatore over Pasta

Impress the family tonight with this easy, Italian-style pasta and chicken main dish.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
1 (16-ounce) can chopped tomatoes, drained
1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
2 tablespoons Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
1 1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
1/3 cup sliced ripe olives
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
3 cups hot cooked noodles (or any favorite pasta)

Cooking Directions:

1 – Slice chicken breasts into 32 pieces.
2 – Spray a large skillet with olive oil flavored cooking spray. Sauté chicken, onion, and green pepper for 6 to 8 minutes. Stir in drained tomatoes and tomato sauce.
3 – Add Splenda® Granulated Sweetener, Italian seasoning, olives, and black pepper. Mix well to combine. Lower heat and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
4 – For each serving, place 1/2 cup pasta on a plate and spoon 2/3 cup sauce over top.
Makes 6 servings. Serving Size: 1/2 cup noodles, 3/4 cup chicken cacciatore.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/6 of recipe): Calories: 210; Calories from Fat: 40; Total Fat: 4g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 65mg; Sodium: 460mg; Total Carbs: 22g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Sugars: 5g; Protein: 21g.

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