Diabetic Dessert Recipes for the Modern Holiday

December 10, 2017 at 6:24 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website its Diabetic Dessert Recipes for the Modern Holiday. Delicious and Diabetic Friendly recipes like; Frozen Espresso-Peppermint Bombe, Gingerbread-Pumpkin Yule Log, and Chocolate Mini Cheesecakes. Find these recipes and more at the Diabetic Living Online website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

 

Diabetic Dessert Recipes for the Modern Holiday
Ready to start your own holiday traditions? Forget the cheesecake, pecan pie, and pumpkin bars. Bring a new dessert with flavor and flair — and a perfect fit for people with diabetes — to the table this year with one of these twists on conventional holiday dessert recipes.

Frozen Espresso-Peppermint Bombe
Looking for a diabetic dessert that has holiday party written all over it? Celebrate the season with peppermint and mocha flavors in this impressive bombe that takes dessert to new heights……….

Gingerbread-Pumpkin Yule Log
Gingerbread and pumpkin are holiday classics — and here, they’re rolled into one! Include the Yule log tradition without sabotaging your diabetic meal plan. Each slice only has 168 calories and 3 grams of fat……

Chocolate Mini Cheesecakes
These chocolaty morsels are the perfect way to end any savory meal for less than 20 grams of carb per serving………

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Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – Jill’s Pumpkin Pie and Grandma Hittle’s Pecan Pie

December 6, 2017 at 6:30 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | 2 Comments
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This week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week is – Jill’s Pumpkin Pie and Grandma Hittle’s Pecan Pie. No Buffalo recipes this week but a couple of delicious pies! One is a recipe for Jill’s Pumpkin Pie and the other a recipe for Grandma Hittle’s Pecan Pie. You can find both these recipes at the Wild Idea Buffalo website. And while checking out all the delicious recipes you can also purchase any of the Wild Idea Buffalo Meats, Chicken, and Merchandise. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

 

Jill’s Pumpkin Pie/Grandma Hittle’s Pecan Pie

Jill’s Pumpkin Pie
Note: For custard style pies I have learned that pre-baking crust partially will give you a nice flakey crust on the bottom. You may also need to cover crust half way through baking pie, to keep from browning. A little extra effort, but so worth it!

Pie Crust (makes 2 – 10” deep-dish pie crusts)

Ingredients:
3 – cups flour, plus a bit more for rolling
½ – teaspoon salt
1 – Tablespoon sugar
¾ – pound salted butter, chilled and cut into pieces, plus a little more softened for buttering pan and foil
1 – egg, beaten
1 – teaspoon cider vinegar or lemon juice *I used half of each.
2 – Tablespoons cream
1 – ice cube

Preparation:

Pre-heat oven to 450°.

In mixer using pastry blender, mix flour, salt & sugar.

In small dish, beat eggs. Add vinegar and cream and mix well. Add ice cube to mixture to keep cold, and allow ice to melt almost all the way.

Add chilled butter to flour mixture until incorporated.

Slowly drizzle in egg mixture.

Remove dough from mixer with floured hands, shape into ball and cut in half.

Press dough into disk shape with your hands and place dough onto floured parchment. Top dough with additional floured parchment and roll out.

Transfer dough to buttered pie pan carefully. Press lightly into pan, crimp edges and pierce the dough randomly with a fine tined fork, about 8 times.

Chill the piecrust for 30 minutes in the refrigerator.

Lightly butter foil and place buttered side down on top of piecrust, shaping foil in piecrust shape without disturbing edges. Fill foiled crust at least half way up with beans, rice or pie weights.

Place in 450° pre-heated oven and bake for 25 minutes.

Remove foiled piecrust from oven and remove foil gently. Return piecrust to oven to allow the bottom to brown, about another 10 minutes.

Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly before filling.

Pumpkin Pie Filling
Note: Because I like a dense pumpkin pie, this recipe will require a longer cooking period. Also, in order to bake both pies at the same time I reversed the higher heat time to end of the baking period. Worked out just fine! Enjoy.

Ingredients:
3 – eggs
1¼ – cup dark, pure cane brown sugar, packed
½ – cup sour cream
½ – cup heavy cream
¼ – cup pure maple syrup
1 – teaspoon vanilla
1 – Tablespoon cinnamon
1 – teaspoon ginger
1 – teaspoon allspice
4 – cups pureed pumpkin or canned pumpkin
*Yams or butternut squash can be used too.

Preparation:

* In mixer beat eggs. Add remaining ingredients in order with mixer running, stopping to scrape the bottom occasionally. Mix until well incorporated.
* Pour pumpkin mixture into prepared piecrust and place pie in a 1” water bath
*helps pie top from cracking.
* Bake at 350° for 75 minutes. Increase heat to 450° and bake for an additional 15 to 20 minutes.
* Remove pie from oven and allow to cool for 2 hours before serving.

 

Grandma Hittle’s Pecan Pie
Ingredients:
4 – eggs
¼ – pound butter, softened
2 – cups dark, pure cane brown sugar, packed
2 – teaspoons pure vanilla
1 – pound pecans, halves or whole *I used 8 oz. of each.

Preparation:

* In mixer, beat eggs. Add remaining ingredients in order and mix well to incorporate.
* Pour into prepared piecrust.
*Look for my note in piecrust instructions.
Optional step: Place pie in a 1” water bath.
* Bake pie in a 350° oven, for 55 to 60 minutes.
*I had to cook for about 15 minutes longer.
* Remove from oven and allow to cool and set for 2 hours before serving.

https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/thanksgiving-recipes

Happy Thanksgiving – Thanksgiving Day Meal

November 23, 2017 at 6:22 PM | Posted in Jennie-O Turkey Products | 3 Comments
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Have a Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

I’d like to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving! There’s a lot going on today in the Kitchen. We have Family coming over to join us for Dinner today. A lot going on and a bit hectic. So with not a lot of time today I’ll give you Today’s Menu but didn’t have a lot of time for pictures. Jennie – O Boneless Turkey Breast, Bone – In Ham, Turkey Brown Gravy, Stuffing, Deviled Eggs, 2 Jars of Canned Green Beans, Baked Sweet Potatoes, Baked Spiced Whole Carrots, Dreamland Salad, Aunt Millie’s Dinner Rolls, and for Dessert an Apple Pie and a Pumpkin Pie.

 

I don’t think any of us will be moving too quickly tonight! Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Be back to regular Dinner post tomorrow.

One of America’s Favorites – Pecan Pie

November 13, 2017 at 6:25 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | 4 Comments
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Pecan Pie

Pecan pie is a pie of pecan nuts mixed with a filling of eggs, butter, and sugar (typically corn syrup). Variations may include white or brown sugar, sugar syrup, molasses, maple syrup, or honey. It is popularly served at holiday meals and is also considered a specialty of Southern U.S. cuisine. Most pecan pie recipes include salt and vanilla as flavorings. Chocolate and bourbon whiskey are other popular additions to the recipe. Pecan pie is often served with whipped cream, vanilla ice cream, or hard sauce.

 

Pecans are native to the southern United States. Archaeological evidence found in Texas indicates that Native Americans used pecans more than 8,000 years ago. The word pecan is a derivative of an Algonquin word, pakani, referring to several nuts.

Sugar pies such as treacle tart were attested in Medieval Europe, and adapted in North America to the ingredients

A slice of pecan pie.

available, resulting in such dishes as shoofly pie, sugar pie, butter tart and chess pie. Pecan pie may be a variant of chess pie, which is made with a similar butter-sugar-egg custard.

Some have stated that the French invented pecan pie soon after settling in New Orleans, after being introduced to the pecan nut by the Native American Quinipissa and Tangipahoa tribes. Claims have also been made of pecan pie existing in the early 1800s in Alabama, but this does not appear to be backed up by recipes or literature. Attempts to trace the dish’s origin have not found any recipes dated earlier than a pecan custard pie recipe published in Harper’s Bazaar in 1886. Well-known cookbooks such as Fannie Farmer and The Joy of Cooking did not include this dessert before 1940.

The makers of Karo syrup significantly contributed to popularizing the dish and many of the recipes for variants (caramel, cinnamon, Irish creme, peanut butter, etc.) of the classic pie. The company has claimed that the dish was a 1930s “discovery” of a “new use for corn syrup” by a corporate sales executive’s wife. Pecan pie was made before the invention of corn syrup and older recipes used darker sugar based syrup or molasses. The 1929 congressional club cookbook has a recipe for the pie which used only eggs, milk, sugar and pecan, no syrup. The Pecan pie came to be closely associated with the culture of the Southern United States in the 1940s and 1950s.

Variations
In his 2004 book, Ken Haedrich identified a number of popular pecan pie variants:

Chocolate pecan tarts prior to baking

Butterscotch
Characterized by the addition of butterscotch chips and brown sugar (in addition to, not in place of, corn syrup)
Whiskey chocolate chip
In this pie, chocolate chips and a few teaspoons of Jack Daniel whiskey are added.
Alice Colombo’s Race Day Chocolate Pecan Pie
This pie is named after Alice Colombo, who was a food editor for the Louisville Courier-Journal in Kentucky. This pie was made by her on the occasion of the Kentucky Derby. The special ingredients suggested in the recipe include cornstarch, to soften the top, bourbon, chocolate chips and whipped cream.

Maple
Includes maple syrup and almond extract

Chocolate brownie
This pie has nuts on the surface and it is layered with chocolate pudding and fudge. It is served at room temperature or chilled.

Sawdust Pie
Sawdust Pie is a signature recipe of Patti’s Restaurant in Paducah, Kentucky, consisting of an egg-batter filling with coconut, graham cracker crumbs and pecans, topped with whipped cream and sliced bananas.

 

Our Best Potato Recipes

November 9, 2017 at 6:20 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 Potato Recipes. You’ll find recipes like; Three-Cheese Whipped Potatoes, Meatless Sweet Potato Hash, and Sweet Potato Pie. Find these and more all at the Diabetic Living Online website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

 

Our Best Potato Recipes
Enjoyed alone or accompanied by meat, veggies, or cheese, potatoes make a perfect side dish, satisfying soup, savory casserole, and even a sweet dessert.

Three-Cheese Whipped Potatoes
Treat yourself to spoonfuls of cheesy whipped potatoes with only 3 grams of fat and 107 calories per serving……

Meatless Sweet Potato Hash
Don’t be afraid to make this flavorsome dish for meat-eaters. Only you will know this hearty, savory meal is vegetarian……

Sweet Potato Pie
Go ahead and indulge in a scrumptious piece of spiced pie. Easy to make and even easier to enjoy, this dessert recipe is sure to become a family favorite…..

 

* Click the link below to get all the – Our Best Potato Recipes
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OPERATION PUMPKIN – Oct 13, 2017 to Oct 15, 2017 Hamilton, Ohio

October 12, 2017 at 11:29 AM | Posted in Festivals | Leave a comment
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OPERATION PUMPKIN
Oct 13, 2017 to Oct 15, 2017
Location: Downtown Hamilton
Address: 1, High St
Handicap Accessible: Yes

Celebrate the most popular produce of the fall season, the pumpkin! Operation Pumpkin held in historic downtown Hamilton, Ohio is a pumpkin and art festival held each year in the fall. Pumpkins are sculpted, carved, decorated and eaten all weekend long! See the largest pumpkins you’ve ever seen at the giant pumpkin weigh-off. This fall festival is packed with crafts, live music, pumpkin vendors and rides for kids.

* Giant Pumpkin Weigh Off starts at 5 o’clock pm on Friday 10/13/17!!

http://operation-pumpkin.org/

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

October 12, 2017 at 5:22 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Making Pie Crust……..

 

Do not over-handle the pie crust; overworking develops the gluten and toughens the dough. It’s okay to see flakes of yellow from the butter and egg yolk. Also, when working the dough, use your fingertips instead of the warmer palms of the hand.

One of America’s Favorites – Pumpkin Pie

October 9, 2017 at 5:28 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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Pumpkin pie

Pumpkin pie is a sweet dessert pie with a spiced, pumpkin-based custard filling. The pumpkin is a symbol of harvest time, and pumpkin pie is often eaten during the fall and early winter. In the United States and Canada, it is usually prepared for Thanksgiving and Christmas, and is also featured at Halloween.

The pie consists of a pumpkin-based custard, ranging in colour from orange to brown, baked in a single pie shell, rarely with a top crust. The pie is generally flavored with cinnamon, powdered ginger, nutmeg, and cloves. Allspice is also commonly used and can replace the clove and nutmeg, as its flavor is similar to both combined. Cardamom and vanilla are also sometimes used as batter spices. The spice mixture is called pumpkin pie spice.

The pie is often made from canned pumpkin or packaged pumpkin pie filling (spices included), mainly from varieties of Cucurbita moschata.

 

Pumpkin pie filling being made

Pies made from pumpkins use pie pumpkins; at about six to eight inches in diameter, they are considerably smaller than jack o’lanterns. The pumpkin is sliced in half, and the seeds are removed. The two halves are heated until soft, in an oven, over an open fire, on a stove top, or in a microwave oven. Sometimes the pumpkin halves are brined to soften the pulp, rather than cooked. At this point the pulp is scooped out and puréed.

The pulp is mixed with eggs, evaporated and/or sweetened condensed milk, sugar, and a spice mixture called pumpkin pie spice, which includes nutmeg and other spices (e.g., ginger, cinnamon, cloves, allspice, mace), then baked in a pie shell. Similar pies are made with butternut squash or sweet potato fillings.

 

 

A slice of pumpkin pie

The pumpkin is native to the continent of North America. The pumpkin was an early export to France; from there it was introduced to Tudor England, and the flesh of the “pompion” was quickly accepted as pie filler. During the seventeenth century, pumpkin pie recipes could be found in English cookbooks, such as Hannah Woolley’s The Gentlewoman’s Companion (1675). Pumpkin “pies” made by early American colonists were more likely to be a savory soup made and served in a pumpkin than a sweet custard in a crust.

It was not until the early nineteenth century that the recipes appeared in American cookbooks or pumpkin pie became a common addition to the Thanksgiving dinner. The Pilgrims brought the pumpkin pie back to New England, while the English method of cooking the pumpkin took a different course. In the 19th century, the English pumpkin pie was prepared by stuffing the pumpkin with apples, spices, and sugar and then baking it whole.

Today, throughout much of the United States, it is traditional to serve pumpkin pie after Thanksgiving dinner. Additionally, many modern companies produce seasonal pumpkin pie-flavored products such as candy, cheesecake, coffee, ice cream, french toast, waffles and pancakes, and many breweries produce a seasonal pumpkin ale or beer; these are generally not flavored with pumpkins, but rather pumpkin pie spices. Commercially made pumpkin pie mix is made from Cucurbita pepo, Cucurbita maxima, and Cucurbita moschata (Libbey Select uses the Select Dickinson Pumpkin variety of C. moschata for its canned pumpkins).

 

 

A can of pureed pumpkin, typically used as the main ingredient in the pie filling

The world’s largest pumpkin pie was made in New Bremen, Ohio, at the New Bremen Pumpkinfest. It was created on September 25, 2010. The pie consisted of 1,212 pounds of canned pumpkin, 109 gallons of evaporated milk, 2,796 eggs, 7 pounds of salt, 14.5 pounds of cinnamon, and 525 pounds of sugar. The final pie weighed 3,699 pounds (1,678 kg) and measured 20 feet (6 m) in diameter.

 

 

Cozy Fall Dessert Recipes

September 21, 2017 at 5:27 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website its Cozy Fall Dessert Recipes. Diabetic Friendly Fall Recipes like; Apple Crisp, Cherry Chocolate Bread Puddings, and Basic Crustless Pumpkin Pie. Find these and so many more all at the Diabetic Living Online website. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

 

Cozy Fall Dessert Recipes
The cozy flavors of fall — pumpkin, apple, peanut butter, and chocolate — make our sweet desserts perfect for the season. These comforting cobblers, cookies, pies, and cakes are even better served warm with love.

 

Apple Crisp
Take advantage of the season’s delicious fruit. There’s nothing like this old-fashioned apple dessert to top off a good home-cooked meal……

 

Cherry Chocolate Bread Puddings
Chocolate and cherries are delicious additions to basic bread pudding. And we’ve added another twist by using whole grain bread, which produces a heartier pudding. Serve warm and enjoy!……

 

Basic Crustless Pumpkin Pie
Cozy up with a slice of comfort. Start with this low-fat crustless recipe, then add an easy topper (or leave it plain!) to suit your taste…….

 

* Click the link below to get all the Cozy Fall Dessert Recipes
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Diabetic Frozen Dessert Recipes: Ice Cream, Sherbet, Frozen Pops and More

August 12, 2017 at 5:33 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website its Diabetic Frozen Dessert Recipes: Ice Cream, Sherbet, Frozen Pops and More. You know what they say” I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice-cream” You can find recipes for; Silky Chocolate Milkshakes, Raspberry-Mocha Ice Cream Brownie Cake, and Banana Split Ice Cream Pie. Find these and so much more at the Diabetic Living Online website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

 

Diabetic Frozen Dessert Recipes: Ice Cream, Sherbet, Frozen Pops and More

Frozen desserts are in high demand any time of year, and our collection of diabetic recipes will let you enjoy your favorites guilt-free. Whether you want ice cream, ice pops, sherbet, frozen yogurt, snow cones, or ice cream pie, our sweet frozen treats can’t be beat.

 

Silky Chocolate Milkshakes

Light, silken-style tofu is the unexpected ingredient that gives this diabetic milkshake its high-protein appeal. Choose light vanilla ice cream and unsweetened cocoa powder to help slim down the dessert…..

 

Raspberry-Mocha Ice Cream Brownie Cake

Love raspberries and chocolate? Part brownie and part ice cream, this diabetes-friendly recipe has all the flavor of a gourmet dessert with half the calories, carbs, and fat.

 

Banana Split Ice Cream Pie

With a few lightened tweaks, you can enjoy a slice of this ice cream pie and eat it, too. Of course, no banana split is complete without a dollop of whipped cream and a strawberry on top!…..

 

* Click the link below to get all the Diabetic Frozen Dessert Recipes: Ice Cream, Sherbet, Frozen Pops and More
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