Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake

September 23, 2021 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 a Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake. To make this week’s recipe some of the ingredients you’ll be needing are Equal Spoonful, Stick Butter, Vanilla Wafers, Unsweetened Chocolate, Egg Whites, Reduced Fat Sour Cream, Fat Free Milk, and more! There’s 164 calories and 8 carbs per serving. 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/

Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake
New York-style cheesecake swirled with a rich chocolate mixture. Serve with fresh raspberries. Recipe for Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake from our Dessert recipe section.

Ingredients
Crust Ingredients:
1-1/4 cups vanilla wafer crumbs
4 tablespoons stick butter or margarine, melted
2 tablespoons Equal Spoonful or Granulated*

Cheesecake Ingredients:
3 packages (8 ounces each) reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup Equal Spoonful or Granulated**
2 eggs
2 egg whites
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 cup reduced fat sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 ounce unsweetened chocolate, melted, slightly cooled
1 tablespoon fat-free milk
Chocolate curls (optional)
* May substitute 3 packets Equal sweetener
* May substitute 3 packets Equal sweetener
** May substitute 18 packets Equal sweetener

Directions

1 – For Crust, mix vanilla wafer crumbs, butter and 2 tablespoons Equal. Press onto bottom and 1/2-inch up side of a 9-inch springform pan. Bake in preheated 325F oven 10 minutes. Cool on wire rack while preparing cheesecake.
2 – For Cheesecake, beat cream cheese and 3/4 cup Equal in mixing bowl on medium speed of mixer until smooth and well combined. Mix in eggs, egg whites and cornstarch. Fold in sour cream and vanilla until combined. Remove 1/2 cup cheesecake batter. Pour remaining batter over baked crust.
3 – Add melted chocolate and fat-free milk to 1/2 cup reserved cheesecake batter; mix well. Place spoonfuls of chocolate mixture on top of cheesecake. Using tip of knife or spatula, gently swirl chocolate batter into cheesecake.
4 – Bake in preheated oven 45 to 50 minutes or until center of cake is almost set. Cool on wire rack. Gently run metal spatula around rim of pan to loosen cake. Let cheesecake cool completely. Cover and refrigerate several hours or overnight before serving. To serve, remove side of pan. Garnish top of cheesecake with chocolate curls, if desired. Cut cake into wedges.

Nutritional Information (Per Serving)
Calories: 164
Protein: 7g
Sodium: 235 mg
Cholesterol: 57 mg
Fat: 11g
Carbohydrates: 8g
Exchanges: 1 milk, 2 fat
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/chocolate-swirl-cheesecake

Healthy Fall Baking and Dessert Recipes

September 23, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell Website and Magazine it’s Healthy Fall Baking and Dessert Recipes. Find some Delicious and Healthy Fall Baking and Dessert Recipes with recipes including Frozen Pumpkin Mousse Pie, Apple-Cinnamon Cake, and Citrus Ginger Cake with Spiced Orange Compote. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. You can also subscribe to one of my favorite Magazines, the EatingWell Magazine. So find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Fall Baking and Dessert Recipes
Find healthy, delicious baking and dessert recipes for the Fall, including cookies, apple cakes, pumpkin and apple pies. Healthier recipes from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

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………..

Apple-Cinnamon Cake
This simple nondairy apple cake, which is often called Jewish apple cake, has origins in Eastern Europe. Cinnamon and sweet-tart Granny Smith apples make for a fragrant cake, while orange juice in the batter adds a sweet, fresh touch. Make it for Rosh Hashana or any other fall holiday or occasion. The leftovers (if there are any) pair nicely with a cup of coffee the next morning……….

Citrus Ginger Cake with Spiced Orange Compote
The flavor of this spiced orange compote improves with time so make it a day ahead or the morning of your party. Serve chilled in a clear bowl so the colors show through…………

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Fall Baking and Dessert Recipes
https://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/19824/seasonal/fall/desserts/

Ohio Festivals September 23rd – 26th 2021

September 21, 2021 at 8:06 AM | Posted in cooking, Festivals, Food | Leave a comment
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September 23-26, 2021 Annual Barnesville Pumpkin Festival
Barnesville, Ohio

The Barnesville Pumpkin Festival has become a tradition for families and friends who come each year to enjoy one of Ohio’s oldest and most popular festivals. Always held during the last full weekend in September, the Festival includes four days of fun-filled contests, entertainment, tastes, sights and sounds. The festival started in 1963 in the basement of the Catholic Church and has has evolved from a small street fair to a premier event with visitors attending from all over the United States. Both adults and children will enjoy harvest-inspired arts and crafts, home-style foods, entertainment on two stages, a giant weigh-in of champion pumpkins, lots of fun contests and the Giant Pumpkin Festival Parade on Saturday. There is plenty to see and do and, best of all, admission is free.
http://www.barnesvillepumpkinfestival.com/

September 25-26, 2021 Annual Country Applefest – Lebanon, Ohio

The Warren County Fairgrounds in Lebanon will be filled with homemade crafts, great food and entertainment. Enter the apple bake off contest.
http://www.countryapplefest.com/

September 25-26, 2021 Annual Germantown Pretzel Festival

Germantown, Ohio
Fall festival held on the fourth full weekend in September, since 1980, featuring handcrafts, good food, and free entertainment with live music & shows, baked goods & pretzels!
http://pretzelfestival.com/live/

Ohio Festivals September 16th – 20th

September 14, 2021 at 10:52 AM | Posted in Festivals | Leave a comment
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It’s Fall Festival time here in Ohio!

September 16-19, 2021 Oktoberfest Zinzinnati – Cincinnati, Ohio
Oktoberfest Zinzinnati, presented by Sam Adams, is the largest Oktoberfest celebration in the country. More than half-a-million herren und frauen will converge on a six-block area of Fifth Street to eat, sing, mingle, sport lederhosen, listen to polka music, try to speak German and perform the Chicken Dance! Seven stages showcasing continuous live German music and more than 30 food vendors serving close to 200 dishes. And more than 1,300 barrels of beer, or 1.6 million ounces, are consumed each year at Oktoberfest, the approximate capacity of a small microbrewery. Attendance: 500,000.
https://www.oktoberfestzinzinnati.com/

September 17-19, 2021 23rd Annual Ohio Pawpaw Festival
Albany, Ohio
A fun-filled and educational event celebrating one of America’s largest native tree fruits, the Pawpaw. Delectable foods, quality entertainment, and unique arts & crafts. Special events include competitions for the best pawpaw, best pawpaw-related work of art, pawpaw cook-off, and the ever-popular pawpaw-eating contest. Presentations will cover pawpaw growing, cooking, and other related topics.
https://www.ohiopawpawfest.com/

September 18-19, 2021 Preble County Pork Festival – Eaton, Ohio
Always 3rd full weekend in September. Entertainment, exhibits, food, parade and more! Every year the festival is packed with thing to do and see. It lasts all weekend long because there is simply too much to cram into one day! But if there’s one things everyone agrees on, it’s that the food is always out-of-sight awesome! Over the course of the weekend, a lot of people eat a lot of pork.
https://www.porkfestival.org/

September 18-20, 2021 Annual Johnny Appleseed Festival
Lisbon, Ohio
Many local organizations provide old fashioned apple butter, apple ice cream, apple fritters & apple dumplings. There is an apple pie baking contest along with 35 food concessions, arts & crafts including yarn spinning, goat milk soap, chain saw wood crafts, dunk tank, games, dancing, music and theatre.
https://lisbonchamberofcommerce.com/event/53rd-annual-johnny-appleseed-festival/

Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Caramel Apple Pecan Cheesecake

September 9, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dessert of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is a Caramel Apple Pecan Cheesecake. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Apple Pie Filling, Reduced Fat Graham Crackers, Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener, Vanilla Extract, Eggs, Caramel Ice Cream Topping, and Chopped Pecans. 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 2021! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Caramel Apple Pecan Cheesecake
A sweet way to end a meal anytime of the year.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 (21-ounce) can apple pie filling
1 (6-ounce) reduced fat graham cracker pie crust
2 (8-ounce) containers nonfat cream cheese, at room temperature
1/3 cup Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1/4 cup caramel ice cream topping
1/3 cup chopped pecans

 

Cooking Directions:

1 – Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Reserve 3/4 cup of apple pie filling.
2 – Spoon remaining pie filling into crust. In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, Splenda® Granulated Sweetener, and vanilla. Beat until smooth, then beat in eggs one at a time. Pour over apple filling in crust.
3 – Bake in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for 35 minutes, or until center is set. Remove from oven, and cool to room temperature.
4 – In a small saucepan melt caramel with reserved apple filling. Arrange apple slices around outside edge of cheesecake. Spread caramel sauce evenly over the top. Sprinkle with chopped pecans. Chill until ready to serve.
Makes 12 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/12 of recipe): Calories: 200; Calories from Fat: 60; Total Fat: 6g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 40mg; Sodium: 320mg; Total Carbs: 30g; Dietary Fiber: 1g; Sugars: 9g; Protein: 8g.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/caramel_apple_pecan_cheesecake_recipe.html

Healthy Fall Baking and Dessert Recipes

September 9, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell Website and Magazine it’s Healthy Fall Baking and Dessert Recipes. Find some Delicious and Healthy Fall Baking and Dessert Recipes with recipes including Apple-Cinnamon Cake, No-Bake Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake, and Citrus Ginger Cake with Spiced Orange Compote. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. You can also subscribe to one of my favorite Magazines, the EatingWell Magazine. So find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Fall Baking and Dessert Recipes
Find healthy, delicious baking and dessert recipes for the Fall, including cookies, apple cakes, pumpkin and apple pies. Healthier recipes from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Apple-Cinnamon Cake
This simple nondairy apple cake, which is often called Jewish apple cake, has origins in Eastern Europe. Cinnamon and sweet-tart Granny Smith apples make for a fragrant cake, while orange juice in the batter adds a sweet, fresh touch. Make it for Rosh Hashana or any other fall holiday or occasion. The leftovers (if there are any) pair nicely with a cup of coffee the next morning…………

No-Bake Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake
This luscious swirled cheesecake dessert is a no bake, mix-and-chill recipe. Plus, each slice is under 200 calories!………

Citrus Ginger Cake with Spiced Orange Compote
The flavor of this spiced orange compote improves with time so make it a day ahead or the morning of your party. Serve chilled in a clear bowl so the colors show through…………

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Fall Baking and Dessert Recipes
https://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/19824/seasonal/fall/desserts/

One of America’s Favorites – Chiffon Pie

August 9, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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Lemon chiffon pie, gained popularity from housewives of America, featured in the Ladies’ Home Journal

A chiffon pie is a type of pie that consists of a special type of airy filling in a crust. The filling is typically produced by folding meringue into a mixture resembling fruit curd (most commonly lemon) that has been thickened with unflavored gelatin to provide a light, airy texture; it is thus distinguished from a cream pie or mousse pie, which achieve lightness by folding in whipped cream rather than meringue. To reduce risk of salmonella, it is recommended that a Swiss-meringue (eggs whites and sugar heated in a double boiler to 120–130 °F (49–54 °C) over simmering water, then whipped) be used instead of using raw whipped egg whites. This filling is then put into a pre-baked pie shell of variable composition and chilled. This same technique can also be used with canned pumpkin to produce pumpkin chiffon pie.

The preparation of a mock chiffon pie can be simplified by using flavored gelatin mix and artificial whipped cream substitute.

The chiffon pie was invented in Los Angeles in 1926 by Monroe Boston Strause, who was known as the Pie King. The original recipe called for beaten egg whites to be folded into a cornstarch-thickened liquid. Strause was dissatisfied with existing cream pies and had been made ill by a cornstarch pudding as a child. Strause claimed it was his mother who compared it to chiffon when she first saw it.

Besides the new filling, the pie also introduced dome-shaped filling and graham-cracker crust.

The popularity of the pie was such that Strause traveled as much as 30,000 miles a year teaching the technique to hotels and restaurants.

Healthy Blackberry Recipes

July 22, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell Website and Magazine it’s Healthy Blackberry Recipes. Find some Delicious and Healthy Blackberry Recipes with recipes including Blackberry Muffins, Cornmeal-Crusted Chicken Nuggets with Blackberry Mustard, and Blackberry Cobbler. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. You can also subscribe to one of my favorite Magazines, the EatingWell Magazine. So find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Blackberry Muffins
These blackberry muffins are perfect for an on-the-go breakfast. The batter is lightly flavored with cloves, while almonds on top give them a savory, nutty crunch. Fresh blackberries add a burst of sweetness in every bite……….

Cornmeal-Crusted Chicken Nuggets with Blackberry Mustard
Tossing chicken tenders with cornmeal gives these chicken nuggets great crunch without deep-frying. Blackberries (or raspberries, if you prefer) combined with whole-grain mustard make for a sweet-and-savory dipping sauce. Serve with: Steamed broccoli and carrots………

Blackberry Cobbler
Flaky, buttery biscuits dolloped on sweet, syrupy berries–fruit cobblers may be the best summer dessert ever. We love fresh blackberries in cobbler, but fresh blueberries or even frozen blackberries make a great substitute. You don’t even have to thaw the berries first; mix them up while they’re still frozen……..

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Blackberry Recipes
https://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/19194/ingredients/fruit/berries/blackberry/

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

July 15, 2021 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Making Meringue…………

When making meringue use a clean metal or glass bowl and whisk. Plastic bowls can contain trace amounts of fat from a previous use. This can also impede the egg whites ability to whip up light and fluffy. Make sure your bowl and whisk are completely clean and dry.

Healthy Cherry Recipes

June 10, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell Website and Magazine it’s Healthy Cherry Recipes. Find some Delicious and Healthy Cherry Recipes with recipes including Black Pepper Steak with Sour Cherry Sauce, Cherry Sorbet, and Cherry Cobbler on the Grill. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. You can also subscribe to one of my favorite Magazines, the EatingWell Magazine. So find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Cherry Recipes

Find healthy, delicious cherry recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Black Pepper Steak with Sour Cherry Sauce
Celebrate the fleeting season of sour cherries with this dinner for two. Eating bright red sour cherries may help you sleep better, reduce soreness after a workout, lower blood pressure and reduce stroke risk. The tart fruits are highly perishable, so snap them up when you find them and use or freeze them right away. Serve with rice, roasted broccoli and a glass of red wine………

Cherry Sorbet
Try this cherry sorbet recipe with a dollop of lightly sweetened whipped cream or some more chopped cherries on top………

Cherry Cobbler on the Grill
If you want an easy cherry cobbler recipe that also keeps your kitchen cool, you’re in luck! This simple cobbler is made with frozen pitted cherries–so there’s no sitting in a stuffy kitchen pitting cherries–and it’s baked in a cast-iron skillet right on your grill so you don’t have to heat up your oven. Try making this summery dessert for your next camping cookout. The sweet smells of tangy cherry filling and a buttery oat topping will have everyone in the campground asking for a bite……………

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Cherry Recipes
https://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/19197/ingredients/fruit/cherry/

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