June 24, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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This week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week is a JAMAICAN JERK BURGER WITH GRILLED PINEAPPLE AND HARISSA MAYONNAISE. This Bad Boy of Buffalo Burgers is made using Wild Idea Ground Buffalo Meat, Olive Oil, Jerk Seasoning, Pineapple Slices, Onions, Roasted Red Pepper Harissa Mayonnaise, and Buns. Also included is a recipe for the Jerk Seasoning, and Roasted Red Pepper Harissa Mayonnaise. Taking Burgers to a new level! You can find this recipe and purchase the Wild Idea Buffalo Ground Buffalo along with all the other Wild Idea Products at the Wild Idea Buffalo website. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

May is National Burger Month and this is my entry! Difficult? Not too bad, if you are organized. Make again? Yes. Messy to eat? Yes. Delicious? Yes!

Ingredients (makes three 5.35 oz burgers or two half pounders or 6 sliders):

1 – pound Ground Buffalo Meat
1 – tablespoon olive oil +
2 – tablespoons jerk seasoning
Pineapple slices
Caramelized onions
Roasted Red Pepper Harissa Mayonnaise
Buns or, go Bun-less


1 – Crumble the ground buffalo into a bowl and add olive oil and the jerk spices.
2 – Mix together with food gloved hands and portion to desired size.
3 – Chill the pre-made burgers in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
4 – Rub the chilled burgers with a little olive oil and grill over high heat for 3 minutes each side with the grill lid closed, flipping the burgers at 1.5 minute intervals.
5 – Add the pineapple slices during the last three minutes and flip after 1.5 minutes.
6 – Remove the burgers and the pineapple slices form the grill. Cover the burgers and allow them to rest for 5 minutes.
7 – To assemble, place burger on a bun, top with the grilled pineapple and drizzle with the Harissa Mayonnaise. Mmmmmm – it’s sooo good.

Jerk Seasoning Ingredients:

1 – tablespoon onion powder
1 – tablespoon garlic powder
1 – tablespoon brown sugar
2 – teaspoon red pepper flake
2 – teaspoons salt
1 – teaspoon black pepper
1 – teaspoon allspice
1 – teaspoon cumin
1 – teaspoon thyme
1 – teaspoon paprika
1 – teaspoon crushed fennel
½ – teaspoon cinnamon
½ – teaspoon ginger

Sift spices together and store until needed.

Roasted Red Pepper Harissa Mayonnaise
This tasty condiment will keep in a sealed jar in your refrigerator for up to a month.

Harissa Sauce Ingredients:
1 – teaspoon chili powder
½ – teaspoon caraway seeds
½ – teaspoon coriander
½ – teaspoon cumin
½ – teaspoon salt
3 – garlic cloves
1/3 – cup roasted red peppers (I always keep a jar on hand in my pantry)
1 – tablespoon olive oil
1 – lemon, juiced

* Puree all of the ingredients together until smooth.

Harissa Mayonnaise Ingredients:
½ – batch Harissa Sauce
2 – tablespoons Mayonnaise
2 – tablespoons cider or rice vinegar
¼ – cup onions, finely diced
¼ – cup cilantro, chopped

* Gently fold all of the ingredients together in a bowl with a fork. Place in a sealed jar and refrigerate until needed. Pull the mayonnaise out about an hour before using to let it come to room temperature.

Sweet and Smoky Turkey Franks

May 1, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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For the second Jennie – O recipe I have a recipe for Sweet and Smoky Turkey Franks. This one is made using JENNIE-O® Turkey Bacon Sweet and Smoky Turkey Franks, JENNIE-O® Turkey Franks, BBQ Sauce, Pineapple Slices, Coleslaw, Coleslaw Dressing, and Hot Dog Buns. You can find this recipe along with all the other Delicious and Healthy Recipes at the Jennie – O Turkey website. So enjoy and Make the Switch in 2020! https://www.jennieo.com/

Sweet and Smoky Turkey Franks

4 slices JENNIE-O® Turkey Bacon
4 JENNIE-O® Turkey Franks
2 tablespoons barbeque sauce
2 slices pineapple
1½ cups coleslaw mix
⅓ cup low fat coleslaw dressing
4 hot dog buns, split


1 – Prepare barbecue for medium heat.
2 – Wrap bacon slice around each frank. Grill according to package directions. Brush with barbecue sauce. Grill 2 minutes longer.
3 – Grill pineapple slices 3 to 4 minutes per side or until grill marks appear. Dice pineapple. Place in medium bowl. Add coleslaw mix and dressing. Toss to combine.
4 – Spoon coleslaw into buns. Top with franks.

Calories 360
Protein 11g
Carbohydrates 62g
Fiber 7g
Sugars 30g
Fat 11g
Cholesterol 40mg
Sodium 790mg
Saturated Fat 2.5g

Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Upside-Down Pineapple Cake

May 30, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dessert of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is – Upside-Down Pineapple Cake. Upside-Down Pineapple Cake just made healthier. Only 165 calories per serving! The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you not only find Diabetic Friendly Recipes but also Diabetes News and Diabetes Management Tips so check it out today! Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Upside-Down Pineapple Cake
1 can (15 ounces) pineapple slices in juice
2 tablespoons molasses
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup sucralose-based brown sugar substitute
1/4 cup margarine, melted
2 egg whites
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1 – Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray 9-inch round cake pan with nonstick cooking spray.

2 – Drain pineapple; reserve 3/4 cup juice. Place pineapple rings evenly in bottom of prepared pan. Drizzle molasses evenly over pineapple. Sprinkle with cinnamon.

3 – Beat sugar substitute, margarine, egg whites, and vanilla in large bowl with electric mixer at low speed until well blended. Add reserved pineapple juice, flour and baking soda; beat until smooth. Pour batter over pineapple.

4 – Bake 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack. Store leftovers in refrigerator.

Tip: For maximum flavor, let cake sit overnight before serving.

Yield: 12 servings.

Serving size: 1/12 of cake.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 165 calories, Carbohydrates: 28 g, Protein: 1 g, Fat: 4 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 108 mg, Fiber: 1 g

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