Diabetic Side Dish of the Week – Boston-Style Baked Beans

May 1, 2022 at 6:02 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Side Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Side Dish of the Week is Boston-Style Baked Beans. This week’s side dish is made using Navy Beans, Bacon, Onion, Yellow Mustard, Splenda, and Molasses. The Dish is 140 calories and 16 net carbs. The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all Tastes, Diets, or Cuisines so be sure to check it out today for any of your recipe needs! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2022! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Boston-Style Baked Beans
A delicious formula for rich and flavorful, diabetic-friendly Boston baked beans.

Recipe Ingredients:
4 (15-ounce) cans navy beans, undrained1/2 pound bacon, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
1/4 cup yellow mustard
1/3 cup Splenda® No Calorie Sweetener, Granular
2 tablespoons robust molasses

Cooking Directions:
1 – Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
2 – Drain navy beans and reserve 1 1/4 cups liquid.
3 – Fry bacon in a large skillet until browned. Remove bacon and reserve half of the bacon fat.
4 – Fry onion in reserved bacon fat and cook until translucent. Stir in beans and remaining ingredients.
5 – Pour beans into a 3-quart baking dish.
6 – Bake for 45 minutes.
Makes 18 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/18 of recipe): Calories: 140 Calories from Fat: 25 Total Fat: 3g Saturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 5mg Sodium: 520mg Total Carbs: 21g Dietary Fiber: 5g Sugars: 3g Protein: 9g.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/boston-style_baked_beans_recipe.html

Diabetic Dessert of the Week – APPLESAUCE CAKE

April 28, 2022 at 6:02 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dessert of the Week, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is APPLESAUCE CAKE. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing All Purpose Flour, Baking Powder, Baking Soda, Cinnamon, Ginger, Reduced Calorie Margarine, Molasses, Egg Substitute, Vanilla Extract, Granulated Splenda No Calorie Sweetener, and Unsweetened Applesauce. There’s 170 calories and 23 net carbs per serving. So you can find this Diabetic Friendly recipe and more all at the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. You can also sign up to receive wonderful recipes, engaging articles, helpful and healthful tips, critically important news and more. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2022! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

APPLESAUCE CAKE

Ingredients

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/2 cup reduced-calorie margarine
1/4 cup molasses
1/2 cup egg substitute
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup Splenda No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce

Directions

1 – Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray an 8×8 inch metal cake pan with vegetable cooking spray. In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and ginger. Set aside.
2 – In a large mixing bowl, beat margarine and molasses with an electric mixer on high speed for approximately 1 minute.
3 – Add egg substitute and vanilla and blend on high speed for 30 seconds. Mixture will be liquid.
4 – Add Splenda Granulated Sweetener and beat on medium speed until very smooth, approximately 1 1/2 minutes.
5 – Add flour mixture and applesauce and beat on low speed until mixed, approximately 45 seconds.
6 – Spread batter evenly into prepared pan and bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees F.

Recipe Yield: Yield: 8 servings Serving size: 1 slice.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 170
Fat: 7 grams
Saturated Fat: 1 grams
Fiber: 1 grams
Sodium: 260 milligrams
Protein: 4 grams
Carbohydrates: 24 grams
Sugars: 10 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/applesauce-cake

One of America’s Favorites – Barbecue in Texas

January 31, 2022 at 6:02 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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A plate of South Texas-Style BBQ. Potato salad is common in Texas barbecue as a side dish.

Texas Barbecue refers to methods of preparation for barbecue unique to Texan cuisine. Beef brisket, pork ribs, and sausage are among the most commonly known dishes. The term can also include side dishes that are traditionally served alongside the smoked meats.

European meat-smoking traditions were brought to Central Texas by German and Czech settlers during the mid-19th century. Traditionally, butchers would smoke the leftover meat that had not been sold, allowing it to be stored longer without spoiling. As these leftovers became popular among the migrants in the area, multiple meat markets began to specialize in smoked meats.

In 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson hosted a state dinner featuring barbecue for the Mexican president-elect in Johnson City, Texas. This was the first barbecue state dinner in the history of the United States.

In 2019, J. C. Reid of the Houston Chronicle wrote that pulled pork barbecue was becoming common in Texas despite having originated in a different region.

Texas barbecue traditions differ geographically and culturally: East Texas, Central Texas, South Texas, and West Texas each have their own unique barbecue styles. Of these various styles, the Central and East Texas varieties are considered to be the most well-known.

The different kinds of Texas barbecue can be distinguished as follows:

* East Texas style—the meat is slowly cooked to the point that it is “falling off the bone.” It is typically cooked over hickory wood and marinated in a sweet, tomato-based sauce.
* Central Texas style—the meat is typically rubbed with only salt and black pepper (though some restaurants have been known to use other spices), then cooked over indirect heat from pecan, oak, or mesquite wood. Sauce is typically considered unnecessary, but it may be served on the side to complement the meat.
* West Texas style—the meat is cooked over direct heat from mesquite wood in a method very similar to grilling.
* South Texas style—the meat is marinated in thick, molasses-like sauces that keep the meat moist after cooking.
Another style of barbecue, barbacoa, is characteristic of South Texas and the Rio Grande valley near the Mexico–United States border.

Barbacoa is a traditional Mexican form of barbecue that typically uses goat, lamb, or sheep meat, although beef is also sometimes used. In its most authentic form, barbacoa is prepared in a hole dug in the ground and covered in maguey (Agave Americana) leaves.

Smoked baby back pork ribs

* East Texas
East Texas barbecue is usually chopped rather than sliced. It may be made of either beef or pork. It is usually served on a bun.

In “Texas Barbecue in Black and White,” Robb Walsh writes that African-American varieties of barbecue in East Texas favored beef rather than pork due to its prevalence in the region. Walsh quotes an artist, Bert Long, who states that African-American varieties are heavily smoked.

According to Reid, the presence of pork ribs in East Texas barbecue originated from elsewhere in the South. According to Walsh, the origins date back to when barbecues were held for slaves. Many Black restaurant owners, in 1910, struggled as food-safety regulations passed throughout Texas restricted the operation of their restaurants. Later on, the widespread implementation of a new innovation, the cinder block pit, allowed Black restaurateurs to serve their fellow Black customers.

In a 1973 Texas Monthly article, Griffin Smith, Jr. describes East Texas barbecue as an “extension” of barbecue served in the Southern United States and says that beef and pork appear equally in the cuisine. According to Smith, the style’s emphasis on sauces and spices originated from a time when African-Americans received poor-quality cuts of meat that needed flavoring. According to Smith, the “finest manifestations” of this style were found in African-American-operated restaurants. Smith further describes East Texas barbecue as “…a chopped pork sandwich with hot sauce…”

* Central Texas
The Central Texas pit-style barbecue was established in the 19th century along the Chisholm Trail in the towns of Lockhart, Luling, and Taylor. European immigrants, who owned meat-packing plants, opened retail meat markets serving cooked meats wrapped in red butcher paper. This is an ongoing tradition in many Central Texas towns. This barbecue style’s popularity has spread considerably around the world, especially to Southern California, New York City, Britain, and Australia.

At a typical Central Texas pit-style barbecue restaurant, customers take a cafeteria-style tray and are served by a butcher who carves the meat by weight. Barbecue meats are commonly sold by the pound.

Next, side dishes and desserts including slices of white bread, crinkle-cut dill pickle chips, sliced onion, jalapeño, and corn bread are picked up along the line.

This style of barbecue emphasizes the meat, so if sauce is available, it is usually considered a side to dip into. Calvin Trillin, writing in The New Yorker, said that discussions of Central Texas pit barbecue do not concern the piquancy of the sauces or common side dishes and desserts—the main consideration is the quality of the cooking of the meats.

Smith argues that the lack of focus on sauces is due to the fact that noon meat markets were once dominated by upper-class purchasers who could choose from the highest quality cuts of meat and had little interest in sauces.

Pulled Pork

He also states that many sauces in Central Texas pit barbecue are intentionally made “bland” in comparison to the flavor of the meats themselves. The sauce is typically thinner and unsweetened, as opposed to the Kansas City and Memphis styles, which rely heavily on molasses, sugar, and corn syrup to provide thickness and sweetness.

In 2010, Jayne Clark of USA Today described the “Texas Barbecue Trail”, an East-of-Austin “semi-loop” including Elgin, Lockhart, Luling, and Taylor. Barbecue eateries in this semi-loop, such as Louie Mueller Barbecue, are within an hour from Austin running from northeast to the southeast.

* Other styles
West Texas barbecue, sometimes called “cowboy style,” traditionally uses a more direct heating method than other styles. Food is generally cooked over mesquite, granting it a distinct, smoky flavor that is different from other wood-smoked styles.

Barbecue in the border area between the South Texas Plains and Northern Mexico is mostly influenced by Mexican cuisine. Historically, this area was the birthplace of the Texas ranching tradition. Often, Mexican farmhands were partially paid for their work with less-desirable cuts of meat, such as the diaphragm and the cow’s head. It is the cow’s head that defines South Texas barbecue (called barbacoa). The head would be wrapped in wet maguey leaves and buried in a pit with hot coals for several hours, after which the meat would be pulled off for barbacoa tacos. The tongue would also be used to make lengua tacos. Today, this barbecue is mostly cooked in an oven in a bain-marie.

Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies

December 16, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dessert of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is some Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies. ‘Tis the Season for Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies. To make these Cookies some of the ingredients you’ll be needing are All Purpose Flour, Unsweetened Cocoa Powder, Ground Ginger, Ground Cinnamon, Light Brown Sugar, Molasses, Egg and more! The Cookies are 59 calories and 7 net carbs per serving. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies
These delightful, low-carb cookies combine spicy gingerbread with rich chocolate for a combination that’s sure to become a festive favorite. Use holiday-themed cookie cutters to create fun designs, or try our modified Chewy Chocolate Gingerbread Drops recipe for bite-sized treats.

Ingredients
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon finely ground black pepper
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon shortening
4 squares (1 ounce each) semisweet chocolate, melted and cooled
2 tablespoons molasses
1 egg
White decorating icing (optional)

Directions
Yield: About 2 dozen cookies
Serving size: 1 cookie

1 – Combine flour, cocoa, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, and pepper in medium bowl. Beat butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, and shortening in large bowl with electric mixer at medium speed until creamy. Add chocolate; beat until blended. Add molasses and egg; beat until well blended.

2 – Gradually add flour mixture, beating until well blended. Divide dough in half. Shape each half into disc; wrap each disc tightly in plastic wrap. Refrigerate at least 1 hour.

3 – Preheat oven to 350°F. Roll out 1 disc of dough between sheets of plastic wrap to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut out shapes with 5-inch cookie cutters; place cutouts on ungreased cookie sheets. Refrigerate at least 15 minutes. Repeat with remaining dough.

4 – Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until cookies are set. Cool on cookie sheets 5 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool completely. Decorate with icing, if desired.

* Chewy Chocolate Gingerbread Drops: Decrease flour to 1 3/4 cups. Shape 1 1/2 teaspoonfuls of dough into balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheets. Flatten balls slightly. Do not refrigerate before baking. Bake as directed. Makes about 4 1/2 dozen cookies.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 59 calories, Carbohydrates: 8 g, Protein: 1 g, Fat: 3 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 9 mg, Sodium: 20 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/snack/chocolate-gingerbread-cookies/

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Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Upside-Down Pineapple Cake

November 4, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dessert of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is – Upside-Down Pineapple Cake. Upside-Down Pineapple Cake just made healthier. To make this week’s Dessert you’ll be needing Pineapple Slices, Mo lasses, Ground Cinnamon, Brown Sugar Substitute, Margarine, Egg Whites, Vanilla, All Purpose Flour, and Baking Soda. There’s 165 calories and 27 net carbs per serving. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Upside-Down Pineapple Cake
Ingredients

1 can (15 ounces) pineapple slices in juice
2 tablespoons molasses
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup sucralose-based brown sugar substitute
1/4 cup margarine, melted
2 egg whites
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Directions
Yield: 12 servings.
Serving size: 1/12 of cake.

1 – Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray 9-inch round cake pan with nonstick cooking spray.

2 – Drain pineapple; reserve 3/4 cup juice. Place pineapple rings evenly in bottom of prepared pan. Drizzle molasses evenly over pineapple. Sprinkle with cinnamon.

3 – Beat sugar substitute, margarine, egg whites, and vanilla in large bowl with electric mixer at low speed until well blended. Add reserved pineapple juice, flour and baking soda; beat until smooth. Pour batter over pineapple.

4 – Bake 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack. Store leftovers in refrigerator.

Tip: For maximum flavor, let cake sit overnight before serving.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 165 calories, Carbohydrates: 28 g, Protein: 1 g, Fat: 4 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 108 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/upside-pineapple-cake/

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Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Wholesome Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bars

October 21, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dessert of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is a Wholesome Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bars. Sugar Substitute, Spices, Molasses, Reduced Fat Cream Cheese, and Chocolate Chips are just some of the ingredients you’ll be needing to make this week’s recipe. There’s 110 calories and 13 net carbs per serving! The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Wholesome Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bars

One taste of these delightful, low-carb bars and you’ll never look at chocolate chips the same way. Adults and kids alike will be clamoring for these sweet treats once they make their appearance on the dessert table.

Ingredients
1 cup white whole wheat flour
1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar substitute*
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1 can (15 ounces) solid packed pumpkin
2 large eggs
1/4 cup canola oil
1 container (2 1/2 ounces) puréed baby food prunes
2 tablespoons molasses
2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
4 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese
4 ounces nonfat cream cheese
2 tablespoons sugar substitute*
1/2 cup reduced-fat whipped topping
6 tablespoons mini chocolate chips

Directions
1 – Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat 13×9-inch pan with nonstick baking spray.

2 – In medium bowl mix together flours, 3/4 cup sugar substitute, baking powder, baking soda, and spices.

3 – In large bowl stir together pumpkin, eggs, oil, prune purée, molasses, and brown sugar. Mix in flour mixture and stir just until combined.

4 – Spoon into pan, smooth, and bake 20 to 25 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool on rack.

5 – In small bowl beat together cream cheeses and 2 tablespoons sugar substitute. Beat in whipped topping. Spread frosting onto cooled cake and top with chocolate chips. Cut into 24 squares.

*This recipe was tested using sucralose-based sugar substitute.

Yield: 24 servings.

Serving size: 1 square.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 110 calories, Carbohydrates: 15 g, Protein: 3 g, Fat: 4 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 20 mg, Sodium: 170 mg, Fiber: 2 g

Exchanges per serving: 1 Bread/Starch, 1/2 Fat.
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APPLE AND SQUASH BAKE

September 12, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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I have a recipe for an APPLE AND SQUASH BAKE. A perfect Fall Dish using both Apples and Butternut Squash. To make this Dish you’ll be needing Granulated Splenda No Calorie Sweetener, Molasses, Light Butter, All Purpose Flour, Salt, Granulated Mace, Butternut Squash, and Large Apples. The Dish is only 120 calories and 20 net carbs per serving. So you can find this Diabetic Friendly recipe and more all at the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. You can also sign up to receive wonderful recipes, engaging articles, helpful and healthful tips, critically important news and more. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

APPLE AND SQUASH BAKE
This recipe combines all the best fall flavors and makes a great alternative to the candied yams often served for Thanksgiving dinner.
Yield: 8 servings
Serving Size: 3/4 cup squash and apple bake

Ingredients

1/3 cup Splenda No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated
1 teaspoon molasses
1/4 cup light butter
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground mace
2 pounds butternut squash – peeled, seeded, and cut into
1/2 inch slices
2 large apples – cored, and cut into 1/2 inch slices

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
In a medium bowl, stir together Splenda Granulated Sweetener, molasses, butter, flour, salt, and mace. Arrange squash in an ungreased 9×13 inch baking dish. Top with slices of apple, then sprinkle with the sugar mixture. Cover with a lid or aluminum foil.
Bake for 50 to 60 minutes in the preheated oven, or until squash is tender.

Nutritional Information (Per Serving)
Calories: 120
Calories from Fat: 30
Protein: 2 g
Sodium: 340 mg
Cholesterol: 10 mg
Fat: 3.5 g
Saturated Fat: 2 g
Dietary Fiber: 4 g
Sugars: 9 g
Carbohydrates: 24 g
https://diabeticgourmet.com/articles/10-diabetic-friendly-apple-recipes-to-celebrate-autumn/

Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies

December 13, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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‘Tis the Season for Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies, and they are Diabetic Friendly! To make these Cookies some of the ingredients you’ll be needing are All Purpose Flour, Unsweetened Cocoa Powder, Ground Ginger, Ground Cinnamon, Light Brown Sugar, Molasses, Egg and more! The Cookies are 59 calories and 7 net carbs per serving. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies
These delightful, low-carb cookies combine spicy gingerbread with rich chocolate for a combination that’s sure to become a festive favorite. Use holiday-themed cookie cutters to create fun designs, or try our modified Chewy Chocolate Gingerbread Drops recipe for bite-sized treats.

Ingredients
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon finely ground black pepper
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon shortening
4 squares (1 ounce each) semisweet chocolate, melted and cooled
2 tablespoons molasses
1 egg
White decorating icing (optional)

Directions
Yield: About 2 dozen cookies
Serving size: 1 cookie

1 – Combine flour, cocoa, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, and pepper in medium bowl. Beat butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, and shortening in large bowl with electric mixer at medium speed until creamy. Add chocolate; beat until blended. Add molasses and egg; beat until well blended.

2 – Gradually add flour mixture, beating until well blended. Divide dough in half. Shape each half into disc; wrap each disc tightly in plastic wrap. Refrigerate at least 1 hour.

3 – Preheat oven to 350°F. Roll out 1 disc of dough between sheets of plastic wrap to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut out shapes with 5-inch cookie cutters; place cutouts on ungreased cookie sheets. Refrigerate at least 15 minutes. Repeat with remaining dough.

4 – Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until cookies are set. Cool on cookie sheets 5 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool completely. Decorate with icing, if desired.

* Chewy Chocolate Gingerbread Drops: Decrease flour to 1 3/4 cups. Shape 1 1/2 teaspoonfuls of dough into balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheets. Flatten balls slightly. Do not refrigerate before baking. Bake as directed. Makes about 4 1/2 dozen cookies.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 59 calories, Carbohydrates: 8 g, Protein: 1 g, Fat: 3 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 9 mg, Sodium: 20 mg, Fiber: 1 g
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Gingerbread Cake

December 10, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments
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I have another Diabetic Friendly Holiday Dessert to pass along, Gingerbread Cake. To make this cake you’ll be needing Unsweetened Applesauce, Molasses, Vegetable Oil, Eggs, All Purpose Flour, Splenda Granulated No Calorie Sweetener, Baking Soda, Baking Powder, Salt, Ground Ginger, Ground Cinnamon, and Ground Cloves. The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all Tastes, Diets, or Cuisines so be sure to check it out today for any of your recipe needs! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Gingerbread Cake
Who can resist a warm freshly baked gingerbread cake? This is a reduced calorie version that doesn’t sacrifice flavor.

Recipe Ingredients:
2 cups unsweetened applesauce
3/4 cup molasses
1/3 cup vegetable oil
3 large eggs
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/3 cups Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

Cooking Directions:
1 – Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Spray Bundt pan with butter-flavored cooking spray. Set aside.
2 – Pour applesauce, molasses, and vegetable oil into a large mixing bowl. Add eggs. Stir well.
3 – Blend remaining dry ingredients in a separate bowl. Mix well.
4 – Add dry ingredients to the applesauce mixture. Stir well.
5 – Pour cake batter into prepared pan.
6 – Bake in preheated 350°F (175°C) oven 50 to 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from oven.
7 – Cool cake in pan on a wire rack approximately 20 minutes. Invert cake onto serving plate. Serve warm or cool.
Makes 12 servings.

Serving Suggestions:
Serve with sautéed apples or non-dairy topping.
Place 1/2 cup Splenda® Granulated Sweetener in a blender. Blend covered, on high approximately 30 seconds. Sprinkle the finely ground Splenda over the cake like powdered sugar.
Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/12 of recipe): Calories: 170; Calories from Fat: 45; Total Fat: 5g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 35mg; Sodium: 240mg; Total Carbs: 29g; Dietary Fiber: 1g; Sugars: 11g; Protein: 3g.
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CAROLINA COUNTRY STYLE RIBS

November 3, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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I have another Delicious and Healthy Dish to pass along, Carolina Country Style Ribs. To make these mouth-watering Ribs you’ll be needing Boneless Country style Pork Ribs, Apple Cider Vinegar, Water, Vegetable Oil, Molasses, Kosher Salt, Crushed Red Pepper, and Cayenne. The Ribs are 198 calories and 2 carbs per serving. So you can find this Diabetic Friendly recipe and more all at the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. You can also sign up to receive wonderful recipes, engaging articles, helpful and healthful tips, critically important news and more. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

CAROLINA COUNTRY STYLE RIBS
Recipe for Carolina Country Style Ribs

Ingredients

1-1/2 to 2 pounds boneless country-style pork ribs
2 cups apple cider vinegar
1 cup water, cold
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 tablespoons molasses, OR 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1-1/2 teaspoons crushed red pepper
1/2 teaspoon cayenne

Directions

1 – Place ribs in a large bowl or resealable plastic bag, set aside. In 4-cup glass measure, stir together vinegar, water, oil, molasses, salt, red pepper flakes and cayenne pepper until salt is dissolved.
2 – Remove 1/2 cup marinade; set aside. Add remaining marinade to ribs; seal bag and marinate for 4 – 6 hours in the refrigerator. Remove ribs from marinade; discard marinade.
3 – Prepare medium-hot fire; grill ribs over indirect heat for 50 to 60 minutes or until pork is tender and the internal temperature reaches 160F. Baste ribs twice with reserved sauce mixture during last 15 minutes of grilling.

Recipe Yield: Serves 6.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 198
Fat: 14 grams
Saturated Fat: 5 grams
Sodium: 355 milligrams
Cholesterol: 51 milligrams
Protein: 14 grams
Carbohydrates: 2 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/carolina-country-style-ribs

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