One of America’s Favorites – Fool’s Gold Loaf

June 18, 2018 at 5:02 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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Fool’s Gold Loaf is a sandwich made by the Colorado Mine Company, a restaurant in Denver, Colorado. The sandwich consists of a single warmed, hollowed-out loaf of bread filled with the contents of one jar of creamy peanut butter, one jar of grape jelly, and a pound of bacon. The sandwich’s connection to Elvis Presley is the source of its legend and prolonged interest. According to The Life and Cuisine of Elvis Presley, it was the focus of a midnight sandwich run by Elvis Presley and his friends. Taking his private jet from Graceland, Presley and his friends purchased 22 of the sandwiches and spent two hours eating them and drinking Perrier and champagne before flying home. The story became legend and the sandwich became the subject of continued media interest and part of numerous cookbooks, typically focused around Presley’s love of food.

There are two accounts on the origin of Fool’s Gold Loaf. According to Graeme Wood, the Fool’s Gold Loaf was created by Cindy and Buck Scott, owners of the Colorado Mine Company restaurant. Wood writes that Elvis obtained the recipe from the Scotts, so his personal chef could make it, but noted that “the Fool’s Gold Loaf never made a recorded encore”.

According to Nick Andurlakis, he helped create the sandwich while he was working at the Colorado Mine Company as a chef and suggested the Fool’s Gold Loaf to Elvis. Andurlakis claims that he personally delivered the sandwiches to Elvis on the famous night.

The sandwich was named to fit the mining motif of the restaurant. At the time of Elvis’s famous outing, the Fool’s Gold Loaf cost $49.95 (equivalent to $215 in 2017).

The recipe has been repeated by numerous sources, including The Life and Cuisine of Elvis Presley and Andurlakis, a chef at the Colorado Mine Company.

The Fool’s Gold Loaf begins with a loaf of French white bread that is covered in two tablespoons of margarine and baked in the oven at 350F/180C until brown. One pound of sliced bacon is fried in oil until crispy and drained. The loaf is sliced lengthwise, hollowed out, and filled with peanut butter, grape jelly and bacon.

According to Andurlakis, he personally served Elvis the Fool’s Gold Loaf with bacon, peanut butter, and blueberry preserves on a loaf of French bread. The specific type of preserves was allegedly Dickinson’s blueberry preserves.

David Adler’s book contains a detailed account of the event that made the Fool’s Gold Loaf sandwich famous. On the night of February 1, 1976, Elvis Presley was at his home at Graceland in Memphis, entertaining Capt. Jerry Kennedy of the Denver, Colorado police force, and Ron Pietrafeso of Colorado’s Strike Force Against Crime. The three men began discussing the sandwich, and Presley decided he wanted one right then. Presley had been to the restaurant before, while in Denver. Kennedy and Pietrafeso were friends of the owners and hung out there often, so they were driven to the Memphis airport and boarded Presley’s private jet, the Lisa Marie, and flew the two hours to Denver. When they arrived at Stapleton International Airport at 1:40 AM, the plane taxied to a special hangar where the passengers were greeted by Buck Scott, the owner of the Colorado Mine Company, and his wife Cindy who had brought 22 fresh Fool’s Gold Loaves for the men. They spent two hours in the hangar eating the sandwiches, washing them down with Perrier and champagne. Presley invited the pilots of the plane, Milo High and Elwood Davis, to join them. When they were done, they flew back to Memphis without ever having left the Denver airport.

 

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Kitchen Hint of the Day!

May 7, 2018 at 5:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Saving the gravy…………

To help prevent lumpy gravy, add a pinch of salt to the flour before using any liquid. If lumps persist, use your blender to smooth it out. If your gravy burns, just stir in a teaspoon of peanut butter to cover up the burnt flavor without altering the meaty flavor.

Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week – Asian Noodle Turkey Salad

March 23, 2018 at 5:02 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 – Asian Noodle Turkey Salad. Asian Salad with a kick made using JENNIE-O® Savory Roast Turkey Breast Tenderloin. You can find this recipe at Jennie – O Turkey website. Enjoy and Make the SWITCH in 2018!   https://www.jennieo.com/

Asian Noodle Turkey Salad
Chock full of crispy veggies, this lean twist on a classic Asian recipe makes for a memorable dinner that’s also less than 500 calories per serving. Made with snow peas, garlic and fresh ginger.

INGREDIENTS
1 (24-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Savory Roast Turkey Breast Tenderloin
¼ cup plus 2½ tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce, divided
2 teaspoons finely chopped garlic
2 tablespoons peanut butter
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar
2 teaspoons dark sesame oil
½ teaspoon finely grated ginger
½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
8 ounces vermicelli or thin spaghetti, broken in half
½ cup julienne-cut carrots
1 red bell pepper, cut into short, thin strips
1½ cups fresh snow pea pods, cut lengthwise into thin strips
½ cup chopped and roasted peanuts
½ cup diagonally sliced green onions

DIRECTIONS
1) Cut tenderloins into strips and place in plastic bag. Add 2½ tablespoons soy sauce and garlic; close bag securely, turning to coat. Refrigerate 30 minutes or up to 4 hours. Prepare grill.
2) In large bowl, whisk together peanut butter and vegetable oil. Whisk in remaining ¼ cup soy sauce, vinegar, sesame oil, ginger and red pepper flakes. Cook vermicelli according to package directions.
3) Combine carrots and bell pepper in microwave safe dish. Cover and cook on HIGH (100%) 1 minute. Add snow peas; cover and continue cooking 1 minute or until crisp-tender.
4) Drain tenderloins. Grill tenderloins as specified on the package. Always cook to well-done, 165ºF as measured by a meat thermometer. Transfer to carving board; cut each tenderloin lengthwise in half and then cut crosswise into ¼-inch thick slices. Add turkey to noodle mixture. Add peanuts and green onion to noodle mixture and toss.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING

Calories 450
Protein 32g
Carbohydrates 39g
Fiber 4g
Sugars 5g
Fat 19g
Cholesterol 50mg
Sodium 980mg
Saturated Fat 2.5g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/114-asian-noodle-turkey-salad

Diabetic Dish of the Week – BOLD THAI BURGER

March 6, 2018 at 6:02 AM | Posted in 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 a BOLD THAI BURGER. Made with 96% lean Ground Beef and combined with green onion, ground ginger and hot sauce. Then the Burger is topped with a sauce that combines combine peanut butter, hoisin sauce, and lime juice. That’s what makes it a BOLD THAI BURGER! Its only 273 calories and 23 net carbs per serving.The recipe is from the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. At the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website you’ll find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes along with Diabetes News and Diabetes Management Tips, so check it out today. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

BOLD THAI BURGER
Ingredients

1 pound 96% lean Ground Beef
1 cup shredded Napa cabbage
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice, divided
1/2 cup chopped green onions
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon hot chili sauce
1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter
1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
Salt and pepper
4 whole wheat or white hamburger buns, split

Directions

1 – Combine cabbage and 1 tablespoon lime juice in medium bowl; set aside.
2 – Combine Ground Beef, green onion, ground ginger and hot sauce in medium bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Lightly shape into four 1/2-inch thick patties.
3 – Heat nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Place patties in skillet; cook 10 to 12 minutes until instant-read thermometer inserted horizontally into center registers 160F, turning occasionally. Season with salt and pepper, as desired.
4 – Meanwhile, combine peanut butter, hoisin sauce, remaining 1 tablespoon lime juice and sesame oil in small bowl. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
5 – Place 1 burger on bottom half of each bun; top evenly with peanut butter mixture and cabbage mixture. Close sandwiches.
NOTES:
A unique hamburger topped with the flavors of Thailand, including peanut butter, lime juice and hoisin sauce.

Recipe Yield: Makes 4 servings

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 273
Fat: 7 grams
Saturated Fat: 2 grams
Fiber: 4.5 grams
Sodium: 416 milligrams
Cholesterol: 65 milligrams
Protein: 27 grams
Carbohydrates: 27 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/bold-thai-burger

Kitchen Hints of the Day!

December 9, 2017 at 6:09 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | 2 Comments
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Cookies…….

* Chilling the dough helps softer doughs keep their shape and makes the dough easier to work with. I find that chilling the dough improves the flavor and allows the dough to relax a bit.
* Bake one sheet of cookies at a time on the middle oven rack; if you need to bake more than one at a time, rotate the sheets from the top rack to the bottom rack halfway through baking to encourage even browning.
* Check cookies for doneness at the minimum baking time.
* As a rule, let cookies cool on the baking sheet for 1 or 2 minutes, just long enough to firm them slightly and make it easier to slide them off the sheet and onto a rack……

It’s even smelling a lot like Christmas!

December 7, 2017 at 1:49 PM | Posted in dessert, Food | 1 Comment
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The aroma of Chocolate is in the house today as Mom is making her annual Christmas Candy. She made Peanut Butter Fudge, Walnut Fudge, her should be world famous Buckeyes Candy, and the Christmas Chex Mix. I guess now would be the time to turn the scales back 5 lbs. or more! Below I’ve left the recipes for the Walnut Fudge and Buckeyes. Enjoy and Merry Christmas!

 

 

The Old Family Buckeye Recipe
It’s that time of year when the requests start coming in for my Mom’s Buckeyes. Back when I was working I was everyone’s favorite person when I would bring in a batch of my Mom’s Buckeyes. It’s been 14 years since I lost my leg to melanoma cancer and unable to work but to this day I still get request’s from fellow past workers for my Mom’s Buckeyes. It seems that everyone that has had them all say the same thing “The best Buckeyes I’ve ever had!” I think it’s the Rice Krispies that sets them apart from other Buckeye Candies. When you make a batch of these and try them I’m sure you’ll agree, let me know! These are not diabetes friendly but they are delicious. We tried making them by using reduced fat Peanut Butter and Sugar Free Chocolate but they just didn’t come out the same.
Buckeyes
Ingredients:

Recipe will make about 60 balls

1 – Stick Butter, Blue Bonnet Light Stick Butter
1 – Box (1 LB) Confectioner Sugar
2 – Cups Jiff Smooth Peanut Butter
3 – Cups Rice Krispies
1 – 12 oz. Package Chocolate Chips
1 – Small Bar Hershey’s Milk Chocolate
1/2 Bar Paraffin Wax
Directions:

* In a large bowl mix Butter, Sugar, Peanut Butter, and Rice Krispies (With Hands)
* Chill the mixture for at least 2 hours.
* Then take the mixture and roll into individual balls. The size can vary no set size.
* Melt all the Chocolate and Paraffin Wax in a double broiler or in a sauce pan on low heat stirring until smooth.
* With one or two forks dip each of the balls into the Chocolate/Wax. Drain excess off the balls and place on a sheet pan covered with wax paper and refrigerate for several hours until Chocolate has hardened into a shell covering the balls.
* Now enjoy them!

 

Walnut Fudge

Ingredients:

3 Cups Sugar or Splenda Equivalent

Chocolate Walnut Fudge

3/4 Cup Margarine
2/3 Cup Evaporated Milk
7 oz. Jar of Marshmallow Cream
1 12 oz. bag Toll House Chocolate Chips
1 Cup Chopped Walnuts (More if wanted, to taste)
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract

Instructions:

Combine Sugar, Margarine, and Evap. Milk in a large pot and heat to a boil for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and add Chocolate Chips, Marshmallow Cream, Nuts, and Vanilla stirring till well mixed. Pour mixture into a greased 13×9 pan. Refrigerate until firm. Cut into desired size pieces.

* You may be tempted to leave the heat on while stirring the chips. While this would normally be ok, you really shouldn’t do that in this recipe. If the mixture stays at a boiling temperature, you may be in for a nasty surprise when you add the vanilla. Bottom line: it’s safer for you and better for the fudge if the mixture cools down just a tad before the vanilla goes in. As long as you keep stirring, the chips will melt just fine.

Slow Cooker Thai Peanut Turkey

October 13, 2017 at 5:26 AM | Posted in Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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Passing along another Jennie – O Turkey Recipe, Slow Cooker Thai Peanut Turkey. This one uses JENNIE-O® All Natural Turkey Breast Tenderloin. Then it’s prepared in a Slow Cooker, how easy is that! You can find this recipe at the Jennie – O Turkey website. Enjoy and Make the SWITCH! https://www.jennieo.com/

Slow Cooker Thai Peanut Turkey

INGREDIENTS

4 garlic cloves, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
¼ cup SKIPPY® peanut butter
¼ cup HOUSE OF TSANG® ginger-flavored soy sauce
1 (24-ounce) package JENNIE-O® All Natural Turkey Breast Tenderloin, cut into pieces
½ cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
1 tablespoon grated lime rind
6 cups, zucchini noodles, cooked
garnish: chopped, roasted peanuts and green onion, if desired

DIRECTIONS

1) In slow cooker, whisk together garlic, ginger, peanut butter and soy sauce. Add turkey breast tenderloin pieces. Cover and cook on HIGH 1:45 hours or LOW 2:25 hours. Always cook turkey to well-done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer. Stir in cilantro and lime rind.
2) Serve over zucchini noodles. Garnish with peanuts and green onion, if desired.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING
Calories 200
Protein 26g
Carbohydrates 9g
Fiber 2g
Sugars 5g
Fat 7g
Cholesterol 50mg
Sodium 800mg
Saturated Fat 2g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/1208-slow-cooker-thai-peanut-turkey

Healthy Snacks for Kids

September 6, 2017 at 5:25 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website its Healthy Snacks for Kids. Some great Diabetic Friendly recipes that everyone will love. Recipes like; Chocolate Peanut Butter Popcorn, Crunchy Roasted Chickpeas, and Mini Cheese and Turkey Melts. Find these and more from one of my favorite recipe sites, Diabetic Living Online. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

 

Healthy Snacks for Kids
Snacks can help children recharge and manage blood sugar levels between meals. If your snack-idea list is running dry, check out these easy diabetic snacks packed with nutrients a child’s body needs. (Adults will love these snacks, too!)

Snacking Strategies for Kids with Diabetes

Snacks often supply a significant share of children’s daily calories, so it’s important the snacks are nutrition-packed. Offer snacks that supply at least one of the following: protein to support growth, complex carbohydrates for slow-release energy, fiber to aid digestive health, and vitamins and minerals to keep the body running smoothly…….

 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Popcorn

Sprinkle 1 tablespoon PB2 powdered chocolate-flavor peanut butter over 2 cups piping-hot plain popcorn. Some organic microwave popcorn brands offer varieties without salt or oil. Alternatively, pop plain kernels in a microwave-safe glass popcorn popping bowl or air popper…….

 

Crunchy Roasted Chickpeas

Drain, rinse, and pat dry a 15-ounce can of no-salt-added garbanzo beans (aka chickpeas), then spray with nonstick cooking spray and toss lightly with 1/4 teaspoon sea salt. Bake at 425 degrees F about 30-45 minutes until crunchy. Serving is 1/4 cup roasted chickpeas. Need a faster option? Try sea salt-flavor ChickPz from the Nutty Bean Co………

 

Mini Cheese and Turkey Melts

Place three slices of cocktail bread on a baking sheet, then spread 1 teaspoon honey mustard and place 1 ounce natural deli turkey on each of them. Top each with 1 teaspoon reduced-fat shredded cheddar cheese and 1/2 of a cherry tomato, then place under broiler a few minutes until the cheese melts…….

 

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Snacks for Kids
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/food-to-eat/what-to-eat/healthy-snacks-kids

Desserts You Didn’t Know You Could Eat with Diabetes

June 29, 2017 at 5:35 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From one of my favorite recipe sites, Diabetic Living Online, its Desserts You Didn’t Know You Could Eat with Diabetes. Delicious and Diabetic Friendly Desserts you can enjoy even if you have Diabetes. You’ll find recipes like Peanut Cluster Butterscotch Bites, Frozen Chocolate Pretzel Sandwiches, Frozen Chocolate Pretzel Sandwiches, and more! It’s all on the Diabetic Living Online website (http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/) Enjoy and Eat Healthy!

 

Desserts You Didn’t Know You Could Eat with Diabetes

The truth is you don’t have to skip dessert if you have diabetes. Treating yourself every now and then can boost your mood and help prevent binge eating when stress strikes. Try these diabetic desserts that have been lightened to fit a diabetes meal plan and are so delicious you’ll be happy to share.

 

Peanut Cluster Butterscotch Bites

There is so much to love about these low-carb dessert bites. The short ingredients list makes them easy to whip up, the sweet and salty flavors are a delicious combination, and each bite has just 8 grams of carb……

 

Frozen Chocolate Pretzel Sandwiches

Make homemade frozen ice cream treats in just a few simple steps. You’ll love the assortment of flavors in every bite: a sweet and salty combination with a burst of strawberry. Plus these chocolaty treats have just 26 grams of carb and 156 calories per serving……

 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Dip

Cookie dough is definitely a guilty pleasure. But eating cookie dough with raw eggs is not advised. The solution? Our amazing diabetes-friendly cookie dough dip that is perfect for parties or potlucks……

 

* Click the link below to get all the – Desserts You Didn’t Know You Could Eat with Diabetes
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/dessert/desserts-you-didnt-know-you-could-eat-diabetes

Our Best Diabetic Cake Recipes

March 2, 2017 at 6:05 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website its – Our Best Diabetic Cake Recipes. Diabetic Friendly Cake recipes that are low in calories and carbs! Recipes like; Chai Carrot Cake with Walnuts, Cinnamon-Banana Cake with Chocolate Ganache, and Peanut Butter Blossom Mini Cakes. You can find them all at one of my favorite recipe sites, Diabetic Living Online. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

 
Our Best Diabetic Cake RecipesDiabetic living logo

Our favorite diabetic cake recipes are sure to please your sweet tooth and your blood sugar. We used sugar substitutes and light frostings to keep the diabetic desserts low in calories and carbs. Whether you prefer a rich chocolate cake, gorgeous berry cake, or moist coffee cake, we’ve got fresh, diabetes-friendly recipes that you can enjoy guilt-free!

 

 

Chai Carrot Cake with Walnuts

Just when you think carrot cake can’t get any better, this creative recipe comes along. Chai tea and other spices add dimension to this beautiful carrot cake that features walnuts and a yummy cream cheese frosting…..

 
Cinnamon-Banana Cake with Chocolate Ganache

In this chocolate-covered cake recipe, bananas lend irresistible moistness, while whole wheat pastry flour makes the diabetic cake a hearty dessert option……

 
Peanut Butter Blossom Mini Cakes

Your favorite peanut butter cookies have been transformed into low-carb cupcakes. Each mini cupcake boasts 9 grams of carb…..

 

 

* Click the link below to get all the – Our Best Diabetic Cake Recipes
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/dessert/our-best-diabetic-cake-recipes

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