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

December 6, 2018 at 9:00 AM | Posted in baking, 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.

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Kitchen Hint of the Day!

December 1, 2018 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | 2 Comments
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Healthy snacking……

Keep chopped fruit and veggies ready to go in the refrigerator. Looking for something more? Grab some unsalted nuts. Craving something sweet? Keep some unsweetened, low-fat yogurt on hand. Snack healthy!

Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes

November 20, 2018 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes. What’s a Thanksgiving Day Dinner without Dessert! Well here’s some Delicious and Healthy Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes. With Recipes like; Vegan Pumpkin Pie, Lattice-Topped Apple Pie, and Cran-Raspberry Shortcakes. These are just 3 of recipes that you’ll find at the EatingWell website. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy for Thanksgiving! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes
Find healthy, delicious Thanksgiving dessert recipes including apple pie, pumpkin pie and cranberry dessert recipes. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Vegan Pumpkin Pie
This dairy-free pumpkin pie gets its structure from aquafaba (the leftover water from a can of chickpeas) whipped up into a meringue-like foam. When its combined with pumpkin and poured into a gluten-free pecan crust, you would never know beans had anything to do with this easy dessert recipe………….

Lattice-Topped Apple Pie
Apple pie has never been so quick to put together. After tossing unpeeled apples and spices in a baking dish, you’ll assemble a quick lattice from pastry strips. This lattice topping is not woven like a traditional one—it takes less time to assemble this way but is just as eye-catching!………….

Cran-Raspberry Shortcakes
Shortcakes are biscuit-like desserts that are typically served with fruit and whipped cream. While strawberry shortcake may first come to mind, this shortcake recipe is definitely worth a try. Cranberries and raspberries make a delightful combination, and the whipped dessert topping has less fat than regular whipped cream…………

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One of America’s Favorites – Caramel Apple

October 15, 2018 at 5:02 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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Caramel apple with peanuts

Caramel apples or taffy apples are created by dipping or rolling apples-on-a-stick in hot caramel, sometimes then rolling them in nuts or other small savories or confections, and allowing them to cool. Generally, they are called caramel apples when only caramel is applied and taffy apples for when there are further ingredients such as peanuts applied.

For high-volume production of caramel apples, a sheet of caramel can be wrapped around the apple, followed by heating the apple to melt the caramel evenly onto it. This creates a harder caramel that is easier to transport but more difficult to eat. Caramel apple production at home usually involves melting pre-purchased caramel candies for dipping or making a homemade caramel from ingredients like corn syrup, brown sugar, butter, and vanilla. Homemade caramel generally results in a softer, creamier coating.

Bags of caramels are commonly sold during the Autumn months in America for making caramel apples.

In recent years, it has become increasingly popular to decorate caramel apples for holidays like Halloween. Methods used to do this include applying sugar or salt to softened caramel, dipping cooled, hardened apples in white or milk chocolate, or painting designs onto finished caramel apples with white chocolate colored with food coloring.

Classically, the preferred apples for use in caramel apples are tart, crisp apples such as Granny Smith or Fuji apples. Softer, grainy-textured apples can also be used, but are not preferred.

In addition to caramel apples, manufacturers and consumers have started to coat apples in chocolate syrup, peanut butter, etc. and adding toppings such as crushed peanuts, pretzels, mini M&Ms, Reese’s Pieces, coconut flakes, and mini chocolate chips. Candy apple shops and candy apple bars have started to pop up in bigger cities, at weddings and parties to allow people to enjoy the apple with the dipping sauces and toppings they prefer.

* I always think of these around the Halloween Season. When I was growing up my Grandparents owned a small neighborhood store. Every Halloween Season my Grandmother would just make endless amounts of Caramel Apple with crushed Peanuts on them. So Good!!

 

Healthy Vegetarian Fall Recipes

October 2, 2018 at 5:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Vegetarian Fall Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Vegetarian Fall Recipes like; Spaghetti Squash with Tomato Basil Sauce, Roasted Squash and Apples with Dried Cherries and Pepitas, and Autumn on a Plate. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! http://www.eatingwell.com/

 

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

Spaghetti Squash with Tomato Basil Sauce
Swapping spaghetti squash for pasta is a great way to cut back on carbs and calories in this saucy vegan dinner. Here, we have tossed the squash with a simple fresh tomato sauce. Jazz up the sauce with crushed red pepper flakes, Kalamata olives and/or capers, if you like……

Roasted Squash and Apples with Dried Cherries and Pepitas
For this easy roasted side dish recipe, pick apples that hold their shape when cooked—Pink Lady, Braeburn and Winesap are good choices. If you can’t find acorn squash, substitute butternut instead………..

Autumn on a Plate
A wonderful kale salad with roasted butternut squash and Brussels sprouts features a special vinaigrette dressing and a topping of toasted hazelnuts and Parmesan cheese. You’ll be proud to serve this gourmet treat at any formal meal………

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It’s Nuts I tell you….MELTING PARMESAN CHEESE STICKS

September 27, 2018 at 5:02 AM | Posted in nuts, NUTS COM | Leave a comment
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From the nuts.com website (https://nuts.com/) its MELTING PARMESAN CHEESE STICKS. Twice baked sourdough cheese sticks made with melted parmesan cheese, unsalted creamery butter, and many different herbs and spices. Makes great snacks, add to soups or salads, and more! This is just one of endless items that you can find at the Nuts site (https://nuts.com/) You can choose from items like; NUTS, DRIED FRUIT, CHOCOLATES and SWEETS, SNACKS, COFFEE and TEA, COOKING and BAKING, and GIFTS. Plus Get 1-2 day FREE shipping on orders over $59, see for details. Now more on the MELTING PARMESAN CHEESE STICKS. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018!

 

 

MELTING PARMESAN CHEESE STICKS
Wow! These twice baked sourdough cheese sticks are absolutely incredible. Made from all natural ingredients, these are packed with flavor from tons of melted parmesan cheese, unsalted creamery butter, and many different herbs and spices. Great for snacking, soups, salads, dipping and so much more.

Due to the fragile nature of this product, there can occasionally be some broken sticks in the box.

Ingredients
Enriched flour (Wheat Flour, Malted Barley Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Parmesan cheese (Milk, Salt, Cheese Cultures, Enzymes), Unsalted Butter, Sugar, Yeast, Salt, Mixed Tocopherols (Vitamin E). Packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, and milk products.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size 19g (~0.7 oz.)

Amount per serving
Calories 90
Calories from Fat 35
%DV
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 2.5g 13%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 110mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0.5g 2%
Sugars 0g
Protein 4g
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It’s Nuts I tell you…..HONEY NUT SESAME CRUNCH

September 20, 2018 at 5:02 AM | Posted in nuts, NUTS COM | Leave a comment
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This week from the nuts.com website (https://nuts.com/) its HONEY NUT SESAME CRUNCH. Sesame seeds blended with honey and combined with roasted sunflower seeds, roasted cashews and toasted almonds. What a snack! This is just one of many items that you’ll find at the Nuts site (https://nuts.com/) You can choose from items like; NUTS, DRIED FRUIT, CHOCOLATES and SWEETS, SNACKS, COFFEE and TEA, COOKING and BAKING, and GIFTS! Plus Get 1-2 day FREE shipping on orders over $59, see for details. Now more on the HONEY NUT SESAME CRUNCH. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018!

 

 

 

HONEY NUT SESAME CRUNCH
Honey nut sesame crunch is a seriously nutty delight. Sesame seeds generously blended with honey and combined with roasted sunflower seeds, roasted cashews and toasted almonds. Crunchy, hearty and not too sweet, honey nut sesame crunch is sure to satisfy your nuttiest cravings.

Ingredients
Sesame seeds, sugar, sunflower seeds, almonds, cashews, corn syrup, honey Packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, and milk products.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size 28g (~1 oz.)

Amount per serving
Calories 160
Calories from Fat 100
%DV
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 1.5g 7%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 15mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Sugars 6g
Protein 4g
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 2%
Iron 6%
Store at room temperature for up to 6 months.
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Healthy Salmon Fillet Recipes

September 16, 2018 at 5:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Salmon Fillet Recipes. Find some Delicious and Healthy Salmon Fillet Recipes like; Walnut-Rosemary Crusted Salmon, Southwest Salmon and Sweet Potatoes, and Honey-Garlic Salmon. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Salmon Fillet Recipes
Find healthy, delicious salmon fillet recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Walnut-Rosemary Crusted Salmon
Salmon and walnuts are both great sources of omega-3 fatty acids. Pair this easy salmon recipe with a simple salad and a side of roasted potatoes or quinoa……..

Southwest Salmon and Sweet Potatoes
Using a foil packet to steam this salmon and sweet potato dinner, instead of cooking in butter or oil, helps keep the calories and fat low…………….

Honey-Garlic Salmon
A simple marinade of soy sauce, lime, honey and garlic adds tons of flavor to salmon with ease. Just a few ingredients make this quick and tasty recipe perfect for a busy weeknight. Serve with brown rice or quinoa and a green salad…….

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It’s Nuts I tell you..CILANTRO LIME PISTACHIOS and PEPITAS

September 13, 2018 at 5:02 AM | Posted in NUTS COM | Leave a comment
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From the nuts.com (https://nuts.com/) website this week its CILANTRO LIME PISTACHIOS and PEPITAS. Pistachios and Sprouted Pepitas Latin Sauce called a Mojo, which is with Cilantro, Juicy Jalapenos and freshly squeezed Lime Juice. Fantastic Flavors! This is just one of many great items that you can purchase at the Nuts site (https://nuts.com/). Purchase items like; NUTS, DRIED FRUIT, CHOCOLATES and SWEETS, SNACKS, COFFEE and TEA, COOKING and BAKING, and GIFTS. Plus Get 1-2 day FREE shipping on orders over $59, see for details! Now more on the CILANTRO LIME PISTACHIOS and PEPITAS. Enjoy and Healthy in 2018!

 

 

 

CILANTRO LIME PISTACHIOS and PEPITAS
Inspired by the traditional Latin sauce called a Mojo, every batch is made with the freshest ingredients – big bunches of fragrant cilantro, juicy jalapenos and freshly squeezed lime juice. Then they add their custom blend of spices and – OLE! These pistachios and sprouted pepitas are jumping with mojo!

All of the nuts are soaked in water overnight. During this time, amazing dormant enzymes and nutrients are activated and existing fats are transformed into healthier amino acids. This process is called germination. Live enzymes allow the nuts to be easily digested and the nutrients readily absorbed by our bodies.

The nuts are then seasoned and gently air-dried at low temperatures around 115 degrees. Drying at low temperatures, instead of roasting, protects all of the live enzymes and nutrients. The end result is LIVE nuts!

Ingredients
Soaked Pistachios (transitional), Sprouted Organic Pepitas, Organic Fresh Lime, Organic Fresh Cilantro, Organic Spices, Organic Fresh Jalapeno, Organic Cold Pressed Olive Oil, Pink Crystal Salt and Lime Oil. (May contain shell fragments) Packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, soy, and milk products.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size 28g (~1 oz.)

Amount per serving
Calories 131
Calories from Fat 88
%DV
Total Fat 10g 16%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 305mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 1g
Protein 5g
Vitamin A 4%
Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 3%
Iron 11%
More Info
Store in a cool dry place for up to 6 months. It is ok to refrigerate.
https://nuts.com/nuts/pistachios/cilantro-lime-pepitas.html

 


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It’s Nuts I tell you….SUPREME DARK CHOCOLATE COVERED CHERRIES

September 6, 2018 at 5:02 AM | Posted in nuts, NUTS COM | 2 Comments
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This week from the nuts.com website (https://nuts.com/) its SUPREME DARK CHOCOLATE COVERED CHERRIES. Dark Chocolate covered Bing Cherries! Just one of the many delicious treats you find at the Nuts site (https://nuts.com/) You can choose from a wide assortment of NUTS, DRIED FRUIT, CHOCOLATES and SWEETS, SNACKS, COFFEE and TEA, COOKING and BAKING, and GIFTS. Plus there’s FREE shipping on orders over $59, see for details!. Now more on the SUPREME DARK CHOCOLATE COVERED CHERRIES. Enjoy and eat Healthy in 2018!

SUPREME DARK CHOCOLATE COVERED CHERRIES
Our supreme dark chocolate covered cherries are a real treat for your taste buds. Plump and delicious dried Bing cherries are smothered in luscious 72% dark chocolate. Each piece is bursting with an irresistible fruity flavor followed by pure chocolaty goodness.

Ingredients
Extra Bittersweet Chocolate(contains: chocolate liquor, sugar, soy lecithin, pure vanilla) dried whole bing cherries (with 1% sunflower oil), confectioner’s glaze, gum arabic. **MAY CONTAIN OCCASIONAL PIT FRAGMENT** Packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, and milk products.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size 40g (~1.4 oz.)

Amount per serving
Calories 170
Calories from Fat 100
%DV
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 6g 32%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 5mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 16g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 2%
Iron 8%

More info: Store at room temperature for up to 1 year.
Approximately 40 pieces per pound.
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