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/

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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
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/dessert/cozy-fall-dessert-recipes

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
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/dessert/ice-cream-sherbet-frozen-pop-recipes

Diabetes-Friendly Blueberry Recipes

August 9, 2017 at 5:11 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website its Diabetes-Friendly Blueberry Recipes. If you are a fan of Blueberries, this one is for you! Delicious and Diabetic Friendly Blueberry recipes. Recipes like; Nectarine-Blueberry Crisp, Blueberry-Oat Muffins, and Blueberry Breakfast Scones. Find these and more all at the Diabetic Living Online website. http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

 

Diabetes-Friendly Blueberry Recipes

We look for any excuse to incorporate juicy, antioxidant-rich blueberries into our breakfasts, desserts, and snacks. Whether fresh or frozen, the tiny-but-mighty fruits are delicious tossed into your cereal or yogurt, blended into healthy smoothies, or baked into muffins, cakes, and bars. Here are our best diabetic recipes featuring one of the sweetest power foods: blueberries.

 

Nectarine-Blueberry Crisp

This nectarine and blueberry crumble is perfect for spring and summer, when both fruits are in season. One serving of the pistachio-topped treat contains only 166 calories…..

 

Blueberry-Oat Muffins

Who doesn’t love classic blueberry muffins? Our low-calorie version contains oats, making it an even more satisfying diabetic breakfast……

 

Blueberry Breakfast Scones

We gave these melt-in-your mouth scones sweet and tart flavor with blueberries and orange glaze. You won’t believe the café-worthy breakfast has only 171 calories per serving…….

 

* Click the link below to get all the Diabetes-Friendly Blueberry Recipes
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/diabetes-friendly-blueberry-recipes

Easy No-Bake Diabetic Dessert Recipes

August 5, 2017 at 5:10 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website its Easy No-Bake Diabetic Dessert Recipes. Delicious and Diabetic Friendly No-Bake Diabetic Desserts like; Bing Cherry Fool, Bananas Foster Pudding Cups, and Caramel Apple Crisp. Find these and more all from the Diabetic Living Online website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

 

Easy No-Bake Diabetic Dessert Recipes
No need to preheat! Whether it’s hot outside or you just need a quick sweet treat, whip up one of these diabetes-friendly desserts without ever turning on the oven. Find recipes for no-bake cheesecakes, simple cereal cookies, and refreshing fruit desserts that are delicious, healthy, and easy-to-make!

 

Bing Cherry Fool

In our low-calorie, low-fat twist on the traditional fool, we cut whipped topping with Greek yogurt and marbled it with a sweet cherry mixture…….

 

Bananas Foster Pudding Cups

Start with fat-free, sugar-free instant pudding mix to make assembling these caramel-drenched dessert cups a breeze. Top the 165-calorie treat with chopped pecans……

 

Caramel Apple Crisp

Instead of baked apple crisp, turn to this speedy, granola-topped version that requires only a few minutes on the stove top and boasts just 172 calories per serving……

 

* Click the link below to get all the Easy No-Bake Diabetic Dessert Recipes
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/dessert/easy-no-bake-diabetic-dessert-recipes

Delicious Diabetes-Friendly Dessert Recipes

June 28, 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 Delicious Diabetes-Friendly Dessert Recipes. You have Diabetes, with these Diabetic Friendly recipes you can still have Dessert! Delicious recipes like; Double-Berry Pie Squares, Stovetop Peach-Blackberry Crisp with Oatmeal-Coconut Topping, and a Banana Brownie Skillet. Find these and more at the Diabetic Living Online website. Enjoy and eat Healthy! http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

 

Delicious Diabetes-Friendly Dessert Recipes

Having diabetes doesn’t mean you have to give up desserts. Try these diabetic sweet treats — full of flavor and absolutely delicious — that have been updated just for you…..

 

Double-Berry Pie Squares

A graham cracker crust is piled high with a strawberry-raspberry filling for a refreshing treat that requires no baking……

 

Stovetop Peach-Blackberry Crisp with Oatmeal-Coconut Topping

The crisp oatmeal topping provides a crunchy contrast to the luscious, warm fruit, plus you get a scoop of ice cream for a carb-worthy dessert the whole family will love……

 

Banana Brownie Skillet

This diabetes-friendly dessert combines all the flavors of a banana split in a brownie!….

 

* Click the link below to get all the Delicious Diabetes-Friendly Dessert Recipes
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/dessert/delicious-diabetes-friendly-dessert-recipes

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

May 9, 2017 at 5:33 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Making your own pie………

 
Keep all ingredients cold to slow the development of gluten in the flour. Use butter right out of the refrigerator and add ice-cold water to the dough.

Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake

May 7, 2017 at 5:01 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | 2 Comments
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Passing along a Diabetic Friendly Dessert along to everyone,Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake! It’s from the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. It’s only 164 calories and 8 carbs per serving! Enjoy and eat Healthy! http://diabeticgourmet.com/

 
Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake
New York-style cheesecake swirled with a rich chocolate mixture. Serve with fresh raspberries.

 

 

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
http://diabeticgourmet.com/recipes/html/990.shtml

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