Healthy Turkey Sausage Recipes

November 16, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Turkey Sausage Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Turkey Sausage Recipes with recipes including Slow-Cooker Italian Turkey Sausage and Squash Lasagna, Make-and-Take Breakfast Sausage Sandwich, and Slow-Cooker Jambalaya. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Turkey Sausage Recipes
Find healthy, delicious turkey sausage recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Slow-Cooker Italian Turkey Sausage and Squash Lasagna
Kids will love this lasagna made with turkey sausage in the Crock Pot—and parents will love that it’s packed with vitamin-rich zucchini and squash! The veggies also add moisture to the slow-cooker lasagna, which keeps it from drying out. Serve with garlic toast, if desired……………

Make-and-Take Breakfast Sausage Sandwich
Skip the fast-food take-out sandwich and pack your own the next time you’re in a hurry! This scrumptious cheesy breakfast sandwich mixes savory turkey sausage with sweet chutney and takes just minutes to make………………….

Slow-Cooker Jambalaya
This hearty jambalaya is bursting with chicken, smoked turkey sausage, and shrimp. It takes just 25 minutes to prep in the morning and then your slow cooker will work its magic and deliver a tasty meal at the end of the day……………………..

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Family Slow-Cooker and Crockpot Recipes

October 16, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Family Slow-Cooker and Crockpot Recipes. Keep everyone home for Dinner with these Delicious Family Slow-Cooker and Crockpot Recipes. Find recipes like; Spicy Chicken Lasagna, Sweet Potato and Barley Chili, and Shredded Chicken Tacos. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Family Slow-Cooker and Crockpot Recipes
Find healthy, delicious family slow-cooker and crockpot recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Spicy Chicken Lasagna
Instead of spending hours at the stove making an Italian tomato sauce for your lasagna, let your slow cooker do the work. Your family will love the chicken and mushrooms in this makeover recipe of traditional lasagna……………..

Sweet Potato and Barley Chili
If you’re ready for something different, try this hearty slow-cooked chili made with sweet potato, pearled barley, and red beans…………..

Shredded Chicken Tacos
This taco recipe is a great choice for midweek dinners, even if it’s not Taco Tuesday! Instead of beef, we use moist, boneless chicken thighs and to make things easier for you, the taco filling is cooked in a slow cooker, so you can prepare it in the morning and come home to a delicious meal………….

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http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/19367/cooking-methods-styles/slow-cooker-crockpot/family/

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Cheese Garden Lasagna

October 7, 2019 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 a Cheese Garden Lasagna. Lasagna packed with your favorite Vegetables! Some of the ingredients you’ll be needing are Garlic, Asparagus, Zucchini, Green Onions, Yellow Squash, Red Pepper, and Mushrooms. The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website which has a huge selection of recipes to please all tastes, diets, and cuisines. So be sure to check out the Cooks site soon. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Cheese Garden Lasagna
A fabulous veggie lasagna loaded with garden vegetables and four types of cheese.

Recipe Ingredients:
1/4 cup (2 ounces) butter
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup each asparagus, zucchini, green onions, yellow squash and red pepper, diced
6 ounces portobello mushrooms, chopped
2 cups Roma tomatoes, diced
2 cups baby spinach leaves, diced
1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh oregano leaves, chopped
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
2 cups (15 ounces) Wisconsin Ricotta Cheese
1 cup (4 ounces) Wisconsin Parmesan Cheese, grated – divided use
1 large egg, beaten
1/2 teaspoon salt and ground black pepper
12 no-cook lasagna noodles
2 cups (8 ounces) Wisconsin Mozzarella Cheese, shredded – divided use
1 cup (4 ounces) Wisconsin Smoked Provolone Cheese, shredded – divided use

Cooking Directions:
1 – Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Butter bottom of 13x9x2-inch pan.
2 – Melt 1/4 cup butter in skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and sauté, 1 to 2 minutes.
3 – Add asparagus, zucchini, onions, squash, red pepper, mushrooms, tomatoes and spinach; sauté stirring frequently, 4 to 5 minutes.
4 – Stir in basil, oregano and vinegar; set aside.
5 – In bowl, stir together ricotta, 1/2 cup Parmesan, egg, salt and ground black pepper; set aside.
6 – Place layer of noodles (4 noodles) on bottom of prepared pan. Spread 1/2 ricotta mixture over noodles, top with 1/3 vegetable mixture, 3/4 cup mozzarella and 1/2 cup provolone. Repeat with noodles, remaining ricotta mixture, 1/3 vegetable mixture, 3/4 cup mozzarella and remaining provolone. Top with noodles, remaining vegetable mixture, mozzarella and Parmesan.
7 – Bake 35 to 45 minutes.
8 – Let stand 5 to 10 minutes; serve.

Makes 8 servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/mless/cheese_garden_lasagna_recipe.html

Kitchen Hint of the Day

October 7, 2019 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Ricotta Cheese plus…………….

When making Lasagna instead of using all of ricotta, combine ricotta with sour cream for the creamiest ricotta you ever did taste. Excellent flavor!

Healthy Fall Recipes

October 2, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Fall Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Fall Recipes with recipes including Gnocchi with Bacon and Creamy Pumpkin Sauce, Southwestern Sweet Potato Stew, and Italian-Style Stuffed Eggplant. You can find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Fall Recipes
Find healthy, delicious fall recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Gnocchi with Bacon and Creamy Pumpkin Sauce
Get into the fall spirit with this one-pan gnocchi with a creamy pumpkin sauce. Some pumpkin and other squash sauces can be cloyingly sweet, but not this one—it’s savory all the way, thanks to the bacon, garlic and thyme. Instead of being boiled, a package of store-bought gnocchi—one of our favorite convenience products—is browned and crisped in a little bit of bacon fat. Then the sauce (made with canned pumpkin—another great convenience product) is prepared right in that same pan, so cleanup is minimal too. Serve with a simple green salad for an easy dinner that comes together in 30 minutes……………………

Southwestern Sweet Potato Stew
This hearty Southwestern-inspired stew may take a while in your slow cooker, but it’s so worth it! Full of sweet potatoes, black beans, and hominy, it will satisfy your tastebuds and keep you full for hours………………………

Italian-Style Stuffed Eggplant
Two favorite Italian dishes—lasagna and eggplant Parm—are rolled into one in this stuffed vegetable recipe…………………..

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Fall Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/18318/seasonal/fall/

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Four Cheese Mostaccioli Vegetable Lasagna

September 23, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Meatless Monday | 2 Comments
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is a Four Cheese Mostaccioli Vegetable Lasagna. You’ll need the Four Cheese – Ricotta Cheese, Parmesan Cheese, Mozzarella Cheese, and Provolone Cheese. For the Pasta its Mostaccioli along with all the other ingredients. You can find this recipe at the CooksRecipes website which has a huge selection of recipes to please all tastes so be sure to check it out soon! Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Four Cheese Mostaccioli Vegetable Lasagna
A wholesome, hearty and delicious four cheese mostaccioli pasta and vegetable casserole.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 (16-ounce) package frozen broccoli, cauliflower, and carrot blend
6 tablespoons butter
1 red pepper, chopped
1/2 cup onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups milk
2 cups (16 ounces) Wisconsin Ricotta cheese
1/2 cup (1 1/2 ounces) Wisconsin Parmesan cheese, shredded
1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, minced, or 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves, crumbled
1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) Wisconsin Mozzarella cheese, shredded
1 cup (4 ounces) Wisconsin Provolone cheese, shredded
3 cups mostaccioli, cooked according to package directions and drained*

Cooking Directions:
1 – Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
2 – Thaw frozen vegetables and drain well. Chop coarsely. Set aside.
3 – Microwave butter in 1 1/2 quart bowl on high for 1 1/2 minutes or until melted.
4 – Stir in red pepper, onion, and garlic. Microwave 3 to 4 minutes or until pepper and onion are tender.
5 – Blend in flour, nutmeg and salt. Microwave 30 seconds.
6 – Stir in milk. Microwave 5 to 7 minutes or until mixture just boils and is thickened, stirring every 2 minutes.**
7 – In separate bowl, combine ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese and basil.
8 – In an additional bowl, combine mozzarella and provolone cheese.
9 – Arrange half the mostaccioli in a single layer in bottom of 8 x 12 baking dish.
10 – Top with 1/2 of the white sauce mixture, all of the ricotta mixture, all of the vegetable mixture and 1/2 of the mozzarella mixture; press down lightly.
11 – Top with remaining mostaccioli in single layer, remaining white sauce, and remaining mozzarella cheese mixture.
12 – Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
Makes 8 servings.

*1 1/2 cups dry, uncooked mostaccioli.

**Alternately, make the white sauce on the top of the stove: Melt butter in medium sauce pan. Stir in red pepper, onion and garlic. Sauté for 4 to 5 minutes. Blend flour, nutmeg and salt into the mixture and cook 2 minutes, stirring. Gradually add milk and cook, stirring, over low to medium heat, until the mixture is thick and comes to the boiling point. Remove from heat.

https://www.cooksrecipes.com/mless/four_cheese_mostaccioli_vegetable_lasagna_recipe.html

Healthy Parmesan Cheese Recipes

September 17, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Parmesan Cheese Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Parmesan Cheese Recipes with recipes like; Cheesy Beef Enchilada Casserole, Zucchini Lasagna Rolls with Smoked Mozzarella, and Pan-Seared Halibut with Creamed Corn and Tomatoes. Find these recipes and more all at EatingWell website. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.eatingwell.com/


Healthy Parmesan Cheese Recipes
Find healthy, delicious parmesan cheese recipes from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Cheesy Beef Enchilada Casserole
This veggie-packed beef enchilada casserole is mild, so put out hot sauce and chopped jalapeños if you’re feeding heat-seekers. The quick and easy dinner recipe makes extra cheese sauce—save it to make One-Pot Mac & Cheese with Cauliflower and Brussels Sprouts later in the week (see Associated Recipes) or serve it with steamed vegetables, such as broccoli, for an easy side dish………………..

Zucchini Lasagna Rolls with Smoked Mozzarella
This healthy riff on lasagna rolls uses strips of zucchini instead of lasagna noodles for a vegetable-packed dinner that’s fun for the whole family. This is a great recipe for kids to help make—let them get their hands dirty rolling the zucchini ribbons with the cheesy filling. Use a vegetable peeler or mandoline to quickly slice the zucchini into uniform thin strips—this will ensure easy rolling and even cooking…………………..

Pan-Seared Halibut with Creamed Corn and Tomatoes
For this healthy fish recipe, you steep corncobs in milk; the resulting “stock” boosts the intensity of made-from-scratch creamed corn, plus extra starch from the corn contributes to its thick texture. This recipe calls for halibut—line-caught from the Pacific Ocean is the most sustainable option. Can’t find it? Swap in Pacific cod or U.S. farmed tilapia instead. Serve this summery combination of seared fish, corn, tomatoes and basil for weeknight family dinners or to company on the weekends…………………

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http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/21596/ingredients/dairy/cheese/parmesan/

Healthy Chicken Pasta Recipes

July 21, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Chicken Pasta Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Chicken Pasta Recipes with recipes including; Mushroom Ravioli and Chicken Piccata, Spicy Chicken Lasagna, and Butternut Squash Ravioli with Chicken Sausage and Kale. So find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Chicken Pasta Recipes
Find healthy, delicious chicken pasta recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Mushroom Ravioli and Chicken Piccata
This weeknight-friendly version of classic chicken piccata calls for mushroom ravioli, but regular cheese ravioli works too. Look for presliced mushrooms to cut down on prep time, and use leftover chicken or rotisserie chicken here to cut down on cook time in this fast and easy dinner……

Spicy Chicken Lasagna
Instead of spending hours at the stove making an Italian tomato sauce for your lasagna, let your slow cooker do the work. Your family will love the chicken and mushrooms in this makeover recipe of traditional lasagna………….

Butternut Squash Ravioli with Chicken Sausage and Kale
What’s the secret to making store-bought butternut squash ravioli even more delicious? Add apple-chicken sausage, tender greens and lots of caramelized onions. We add a bit of sugar to help the onions caramelize faster, but feel free to omit it (just cook the onions a bit longer if you do). Buy prewashed chopped kale to cut down on prep time. It all adds up to an easy dinner that’s ready in just 20 minutes………..

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Chicken Pasta Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/17930/ingredients/meat-poultry/chicken/main-dish/chicken-pasta/

Healthy Dinner Recipes

June 12, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Dinner Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Dinner Recipes like; Classic Diner Meat Loaf, Skillet Ravioli Lasagna, and Peppery Barbecue-Glazed Shrimp with Vegetables and Orzo. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.eatingwell.com/

 

Healthy Dinner Recipes

Find healthy, delicious dinner recipes including quick and easy dinners for families, vegan and vegetarian dinners, and dinner party ideas. Healthier Recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

 

 

Classic Diner Meat Loaf

Here’s a traditional recipe for a family favorite. Buy the leanest ground beef you can find for this home-style meat loaf……………

 

 

Skillet Ravioli Lasagna

This easy inside-out ravioli lasagna is the ultimate weeknight comfort food—no layering or mixing bowls required. Feel free to swap in ground turkey for the beef. Look for fresh mozzarella balls (also called “pearls”) in the specialty cheese section of your grocery store.……

 

 

Peppery Barbecue-Glazed Shrimp with Vegetables and Orzo

In this healthy BBQ shrimp recipe, shrimp are seasoned with a peppery spice blend and served with zucchini, peppers and whole-grain orzo for a delicious and easy dinner that’s ready in just 30 minutes. The shrimp and veggies are cooked in the same skillet, so cleanup is a snap too………….

 

 

 

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One of America’s Favorites – Lasagne

June 3, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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Baked meat lasagne

Lasagne are a type of wide, flat pasta, possibly one of the oldest types of pasta. Lasagne, or the singular lasagna, commonly refers to a culinary dish made with stacked layers of pasta alternated with sauces and ingredients such as meats, vegetables and cheese, and sometimes topped with melted grated cheese. Typically, the cooked pasta is assembled with the other ingredients and then baked in an oven. The resulting lasagne casserole is cut into single-serving square portions.

Lasagne originated in Italy during the Middle Ages and has traditionally been ascribed to the city of Naples. The first recorded recipe was set down in the early 14th-century Liber de Coquina (The Book of Cookery). It bore only a slight resemblance to the later traditional form of lasagne, featuring a fermented dough flattened into a thin sheet, boiled, sprinkled with cheese and spices, and then eaten with the use of a small pointed stick. Recipes written in the century following the Liber de Coquina recommended boiling the pasta in chicken broth and dressing it with cheese and chicken fat. In a recipe adapted for the Lenten fast, walnuts were recommended.

The traditional lasagne of Naples, lasagne di carnevale, is layered with local sausage, small fried meatballs, hard-boiled eggs, ricotta and mozzarella cheeses, and sauced with a Neapolitan ragù, a meat sauce. Lasagne al forno, layered with a thicker ragù and Béchamel sauce, and corresponding to the most common version of the dish outside Italy, is traditionally associated with the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy. In other regions, lasagne can be made with various combinations of ricotta or mozzarella cheese, tomato sauce, meats (e.g., ground beef, pork or chicken), and vegetables (e.g., spinach, zucchini, olives, mushrooms), and the dish is typically flavoured with wine, garlic, onion, and oregano. In all cases, the lasagne is oven-baked (al forno).

Traditionally, pasta dough prepared in Southern Italy used semolina and water; in the northern regions, where semolina was not available, flour and eggs were used. In modern Italy, since the only type of wheat allowed for commercially sold pasta is durum wheat, commercial lasagne are made of semolina from durum wheat.

Emilia-Romagna’s intensive farming economy in the northern region of Italy results in plentiful dairy and meat products, and a commonality in regional cooking – more so than the olive oil found in southern regions of Italy. Pastas from Emilia-Romagna and its capital, Bologna, are almost always served with a ragù, a thick sauce made from ingredients such as onions, carrots, finely ground pork and beef, celery, butter, and tomatoes.

Slice of lasagne with green salad and red cherry tomatoes

In Ancient Rome, there was a dish similar to a traditional lasagne called lasana or lasanum (Latin for ‘container’ or ‘pot’) described in the book De re coquinaria by Marcus Gavius Apicius, but the word could have a more ancient origin. The first theory is that lasagne comes from Greek λάγανον (laganon), a flat sheet of pasta dough cut into strips. The word λαγάνα (lagana) is still used in Greek to mean a flat thin type of unleavened bread baked for the holiday Clean Monday.

Another theory is that the word lasagne comes from the Greek λάσανα (lasana) or λάσανον (lasanon) meaning ‘trivet’, ‘stand for a pot’ or ‘chamber pot’. The Romans borrowed the word as lasanum, meaning ‘cooking pot’. The Italians used the word to refer to the cookware in which lasagne is made. Later, the food took on the name of the serving dish.

Another proposed link, or reference, is the 14th-century English dish loseyn as described in The Forme of Cury, a cookbook prepared by “the chief Master Cooks of King Richard II”, which included English recipes as well as dishes influenced by Spanish, French, Italian, and Arab cuisines. This dish has similarities to modern lasagne in both its recipe, which features a layering of ingredients between pasta sheets, and its name. An important difference is the lack of tomatoes, which did not arrive in Europe until after Columbus reached America in 1492. The earliest discussion of the tomato in European literature appeared in a herbal written in 1544 by Pietro Andrea Mattioli, while the earliest cookbook found with tomato recipes was published in Naples in 1692, but the author had apparently obtained these recipes from Spanish sources.

As with most other types of pasta, the Italian word is a plural form: lasagne meaning more than one sheet of lasagna, though in many other languages a derivative of the singular word lasagna is used for the popular baked pasta dish. Regional usage in Italy, when referring to the baked dish, favours the plural form lasagne in the north of the country and the singular lasagna in the south. The former, plural usage has influenced the usual spelling found in British English, while the southern Italian, singular usage has influenced the spelling often used in American English.

 

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