Kitchen Hint of the Day!

January 13, 2020 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Oh nuts………………….

Add roasted seeds and nuts to your dishes. They give nuttiness and texture. They are packed with omega 3 and 6, and also iron in the case of poppy seeds. Roasting seeds brings out their flavor.

Healthy Mousse Recipes

January 9, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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Delicious and Healthy Mousse Recipes from the EatingWell website and Magazine. You’ll find recipes like Triple Chocolate-Hazelnut Frozen Mousse, Frozen Pumpkin Mousse Pie, and Raspberry Chocolate Mousse. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Plus you can always subscribe to the EatingWell Magazine. Each issue loaded with Healthy Tips and delicious and Healthy Recipes. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Mousse Recipes
Find healthy, delicious mousse recipes including chocolate, lemon and raspberry mousse, including gluten-free mousse recipes. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Triple Chocolate-Hazelnut Frozen Mousse
For a rich, nutty dessert, try this triple-chocolate frozen mousse………………..

Frozen Pumpkin Mousse Pie
While pumpkin pie deserves respect as a Thanksgiving icon, it’s fun to shake up tradition. Surprise your family and friends with a frozen pie this year–it just might become one of their holiday favorites. No need to let them know how easy it is…………………….

Raspberry Chocolate Mousse
Chocolate mousse for 115 calories? Yes, please! This healthy dessert recipe is perfect for a special occasion or if you just need a sweet treat. For the fluffiest mousse, make as few gentle strokes with your spatula as possible to fold the egg whites into the chocolate mixture in Step 5…………

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Mousse Recipes
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One of America’s Favorites – Cheesecake

January 6, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | 2 Comments
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Baked cheesecake with raspberries

Cheesecake is a sweet dessert consisting of one or more layers. The main, and thickest layer, consists of a mixture of soft, fresh cheese (typically cream cheese or ricotta), eggs, and sugar. If there is a bottom layer, it often consists of a crust or base made from crushed cookies (or digestive biscuits), graham crackers, pastry, or sometimes sponge cake. It may be baked or unbaked (usually refrigerated).

Cheesecake is usually sweetened with sugar and may be flavored in many different ways. It may be flavored by adding vanilla, spices, lemon, chocolate, pumpkin, or other flavors to the cheese layer. Additional flavors and visual appeal may be added by topping the finished pie with fruit, whipped cream, nuts, cookies, fruit sauce, chocolate syrup, or other toppings.

An ancient form of cheesecake may have been a popular dish in ancient Greece even prior to Romans’ adoption of it with the conquest of Greece. The earliest attested mention of a cheesecake is by the Greek physician Aegimus (5th century BCE), who wrote a book on the art of making cheesecakes. The earliest extant cheesecake recipes are found in Cato the Elder’s De Agri Cultura, which includes recipes for three cakes for religious uses: libum, savillum and placenta. Of the three, placenta is most like most modern cheesecakes, having a crust that is separately prepared and baked.

A more modern version is found in Forme of Cury, an English cookbook from 1390. On this basis, chef Heston Blumenthal has argued that cheesecake is an English invention.

Strawberry cheese cake

The English name cheesecake has been used only since the 15th century, but the cheesecake did not evolve into its modern form until somewhere around the 18th century. Europeans began removing yeast and adding beaten eggs to the cheesecake instead. With the overpowering yeast flavor gone, the result tasted more like a dessert treat.

Modern commercial American cream cheese was developed in 1872, when William Lawrence, from Chester, New York, while looking for a way to recreate the soft, French cheese Neufchâtel, accidentally came up with a way of making an “unripened cheese” that is heavier and creamier; other dairymen came up with similar creations independently.

Modern cheesecake comes in two different types. Along with the baked cheesecake, some cheesecakes are made with uncooked cream-cheese on a crumbled-biscuit base. This type of cheesecake was invented in the United States.

Ironically, modern cheesecake is not usually classified as a cake, despite the name. People who classify it as a torte point to the presence of many eggs, which are the sole source of leavening, as a key factor. For others, the overall structure, with the separate crust, the soft filling, and the absence of flour, is compelling evidence that it is a custard pie. Other sources identify it as a flan or tart.

The United States has several different recipes for cheesecake and this usually depends on the region in which the cake was baked, as well as the cultural background of the person baking it. These cheesecakes are typically baked before serving.

New York style cheese cake

New York–style cheesecake relies upon heavy cream or sour cream. The typical New York cheesecake is rich and has a dense, smooth, and creamy consistency. Sour cream makes the cheesecake more resilient to freezing and is the method by which most frozen cheesecakes are made. However, a lavish variant uses sour cream as a topping, applied when the cheesecake is cooked. It is mixed with vanilla extract and sugar and replaced in the oven, essentially making the cheesecake twice-baked.

Chicago–style cheesecake is a baked cream-cheese version which is firm on the outside with a soft and creamy texture on the inside. These cheesecakes are often made in a greased cake pan and are relatively fluffy in texture. The crust used with this style of cheesecake is most commonly made from shortbread which is crushed and mixed with sugar and butter. Some frozen cheesecakes are Chicago-style.

 

Healthy Crisp and Crumble Recipes

December 26, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Crisp and Crumble Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Crisp and Crumble Recipes with recipes including; Apple-Crisp-Stuffed Baked Apples, Peach-Raspberry Crisp, and Old-Fashioned Apple-Nut Crisp. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Crisp and Crumble Recipes
Find healthy, delicious crisp and crumble recipes including apple, rhubarb and strawberry rhubarb crisps. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Apple-Crisp-Stuffed Baked Apples
This apple dessert marries the best parts of apple crisp with a baked apple to make an adorable and tasty sweet treat. Cooking an apple crisp inside an apple is a wonderful treat in summer with a scoop of ice cream, or in fall after an apple-picking trip…………….

Peach-Raspberry Crisp
A fruit crisp offers the luscious flavor of a fresh fruit pie without the fuss of making a crust. Celebrate the arrival of late-summer peaches with this rich-tasting crisp. The nut-studded topping works great with other fruit combinations too……………

Old-Fashioned Apple-Nut Crisp
Apples and nuts are a classic–and healthful–combination, especially when you cut back on the saturated fat that typically tops this sweet treat. Our version is just as delicious, and allows the flavor of the hazelnuts to shine through. A dollop of Vanilla Cream or scoop of vanilla frozen yogurt finishes this homey dessert beautifully……………..

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http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/18284/desserts/cobblers/crisps-crumbles/

It’s that time of Year…..Christmas Chex Mix

December 24, 2019 at 7:23 AM | Posted in snacks | Leave a comment
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It’s the most wonderful time of the year, for snacks and appetizers! It’s just not the Christmas Holiday without my Mom’s Christmas Chex Mix! Absolutely love this! Such a great combination of ingredients – Chex Cereals, Pretzels, and the Seasonings. They say to let it cool, I love it when it first comes out of the oven and just letting cool for a couple of minutes. Enjoy, I know we do!

Christmas Chex Mix

Ingredients

3 cups corn chex
3 cups rice chex
2 cups whole wheat chex
2 cups cherrios
2 cups mixed nuts
2 cups small pretzel sticks (reduced sodium)
2 1/2 sticks (1 1/4 cups) salted butter, melted
4 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 1/2 teaspoons seasoned salt
3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder

Instructions

Pre heat oven to 250 degrees F.
1 – In large bowl, mix the cereals, mixed nuts and,pretzels. Set aside.
2 – Melt the butter in a bowl (I normally do the full 2 1/2 sticks) and mix in the Worcestershire sauce, seasoned salt, garlic powder, onion powder and a good pinch of pepper. Pour the butter over the cereal mixture, tossing well for 3-5 minutes or until the cereal mixture is evenly coated.
3 – Bake 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Spread on paper towels to cool, about 15 minutes (or just start eating!!). Store in airtight container.

Healthy Italian Dessert Recipes

December 19, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Italian Dessert Recipes. Find some Delicious and Healthy Italian Dessert Recipes with recipes including; Coffee ‘n’ Cream Biscotti, Almond Cannoli with Lemon-Basil Ricotta Cream Filling, and Almond Panna Cotta with Blueberry Sauce. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Italian Dessert Recipes
Find healthy, delicious Italian dessert recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Coffee ‘n’ Cream Biscotti
These sweet Italian cookies will be perfect with your afternoon or evening coffee. Each coffee-flavored biscotti is covered in melted chocolate and will practically melt in your mouth…………

Almond Cannoli with Lemon-Basil Ricotta Cream Filling
Homemade cannoli shells are filled with a creamy lemon and ricotta cheese filling with a hint of fresh basil for a gourmet dessert. For a shortcut, you can substitute purchased cannoli shells (8 full-size or 16 mini)………………

Almond Panna Cotta with Blueberry Sauce
Panna cotta means “cooked cream” in Italian. This version of the delicious Italian dessert is flavored with amaretto or almond extract and served with a luscious blueberry sauce……………………

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Italian Dessert Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/21081/cuisines-regions/european/italian/desserts/

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

December 16, 2019 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Just Nuts……………..

Nuts make great snacks. Choose unsalted nuts as a snack and use them in salads or main dishes. Add almonds, walnuts, or pecans instead of cheese or meat to a green salad.

Healthy Cookie and Dessert Recipes

December 12, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Cookie and Dessert Recipes. Just in time for Christmas its Healthy Cookie and Dessert Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Cookie and Dessert Recipes with recipes like Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies, Gluten-Free Fudgy Teff Brownies, and Gluten-Free Gingerbread Cookies. Find these recipes and so much more all at the EatingWell website. The EatingWell Magazine would make the perfect Christmas Gift also! http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/18044/desserts/

Healthy Cookie and Dessert Recipes
Find healthy, delicious dessert recipes including brownies, cakes, cookies, and pie recipes. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Kids and adults alike will love this easy peanut butter chocolate chip cookie recipe, which—unlike most cookie recipes—doesn’t call for flour. These gluten-free peanut butter chocolate chip cookies are soft and chewy and, with only five simple ingredients, they can easily be whipped up by young chefs and enjoyed as an after-school treat. They’re also perfect for a holiday party or for a cookie swap…………

Gluten-Free Fudgy Teff Brownies
Whole-grain teff flour (made from a tiny ancient grain) has a nuance of cocoa flavor to start with, making it a natural choice for brownies. These gluten-free brownies are moist and satisfying, intensely chocolaty and have a tender texture…………….

Gluten-Free Gingerbread Cookies
Gluten-free flour stands in for regular flour in these crisp, festive cut-out cookies that taste amazing. To decorate, dust cookies with sanding sugar before you bake them or drizzle and pipe on royal icing once they’ve cooled…………………

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Cookie and Dessert Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/18044/desserts/

Healthy Herb and Spice Recipes

November 26, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Herb and Spice Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Herb and Spice Recipes. Get those Herbs and Spices out for these recipes! You’ll find recipes like Herb-Roasted Turkey Breast with Garlic, Whipped Potatoes with Sage Brown Butter, and Apple Spice Cake with Cranberry-Mandarin Compote. You have your Entree, Side Dish, and Dessert all right here! Plus if your looking for the perfect Christmas gift that keeps giving year around, give a EatingWell Magazine subscription. Healthy Tips and plenty of Healthy Recipes in each issue. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Herb and Spice Recipes
Find healthy, delicious herb and spice recipes from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Herb-Roasted Turkey Breast with Garlic
Bone-in, skin-on turkey breasts, also called split breasts, are inexpensive, flavorful, and nice for (just enough) leftovers. Try this any time of year!……………

Whipped Potatoes with Sage Brown Butter
Russets are the creamiest, best potatoes for mashed potatoes. A drizzle of browned butter on top adds a nutty flavor that mingles nicely with tangy yogurt and fragrant sage………….

Apple Spice Cake with Cranberry-Mandarin Compote
Apple butter and applesauce make this spice cake exceptionally moist and tender. The bright berry compote and billowy whipped cream provide perfect counterpoints…………..

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Herb and Spice Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/18246/ingredients/herbs-spices/

Kitchen Hint of the Week!

November 22, 2019 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Thank you to my neighbor for passing this hint along………….

If your cake recipe calls for nuts, heat them first in the oven, then dust with flour before adding to the batter to keep them from settling to the bottom of the pan.

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