Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – Potato Pie – Buffalo Wing Style

September 18, 2019 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 – Potato Pie – Buffalo Wing Style. Made using the Wild Idea Ground Buffalo along with Jill’s Chili Seasoning (or other chili seasoning), Celery, Carrots, Green Onions, Wing Sauce, Potatoes, Mexican Blend Cheese, Blue Cheese, Eggs, and a Cup of Cream. All this and Baked in a Pie! You can find this delicious dish and purchase the Wild Idea Ground Buffalo along with all the Wild Idea Products at the Wild Idea Buffalo website. So Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

Potato Pie – Buffalo Wing Style “doesn’t taste like chicken” (serves 8)
Ground Buffalo sautéed with carrots, celery and onion and seasoned with “buffalo wing sauce” and then baked into a pie with golden potatoes and cheese. Yup – it’s pretty tasty.

Ingredients:

1 – pound Ground Buffalo
1 – tablespoon olive oil
3 – tablespoons Jill’s Chili Seasoning (or other chili seasoning)
2 – cups celery, chopped
1 – cup carrots, chopped
4 – green onions, chopped
1 – cup wing sauce
8 – potatoes, pre-cooked and chopped
8 – ounces Mexican blend cheese
4 – ounces blue cheese, crumbled
2 – eggs, beaten
¼ – cup cream

Preparation:

1 – In a sauté pan over medium high heat add the oil and crumble in the ground buffalo meat.
2 -Add the chili seasonings and stir in to incorporate, breaking up the meat with a spatula as you stir.
3 – Add the carrots celery and green onions and continue to cook until meat is browned and vegetables are slightly tender.
4 – Remove meat/vegetable mix from heat and allow the meat mixture to cool a bit, about 10 minutes.
5 – Lightly oil into a deep-dish pie pan.
6 – In a bowl mix the meat, potatoes and cheeses together.
7 – Whisk the eggs with the cream and fold into the mixture.
8 – Press the mixture into a deep dish pie-pan and cover with foil.
9 – Bake at 375° for 30 minutes. Remove the foil and palace under broiler until top is browned and crusty.
10 – Remove from heat and serve.

Serve with wing sauce and additional blue cheese crumbles or dressing. Note: If making ahead of time and refrigerating for baking later increase cooking time by 10 minutes.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/meat-pies-oh-my

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Kitchen Hint of the Day!

September 6, 2019 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Potatoes hate Onions……………..

Potatoes hate onions, at least until they’re cooked together. Onions should never be stored with potatoes because moisture from the onions can cause potatoes to sprout. Onions also release gases that will alter the flavor of potatoes.

Ohio Festivals September 5-8, 2019

September 3, 2019 at 2:12 PM | Posted in Festivals | Leave a comment
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September 5-7, 2019 Marion Popcorn Festival – Marion, Ohio
Marion County is one of the top popcorn producing counties in the world. Festival has top name entertainment, golf & bowling tournaments, porpcorn cooking contest, and the Orville Redenbacher Parade. Visit the popcorn museum while you’re in town. Attendance: 250,000+
http://www.popcornfestival.com/

September 6-7, 2019 Lithopolis Honeyfest – Lithopolis, Ohio
Enjoy a fascinating day of unique attractions – honey bee beards; honey in a variety of flavors, colors and textures; and an array of products direct from the hive. Watch honey being extracted from the comb and the State Apiarist demonstrate a hive inspection. Meet the American Honey Princess, Ohio beekeepers and explore beekeeping equipment hands-on. See a real queen bee and her colony up close under the glass of an observation hive. Buzz over to the food court for scrumptious honey-made food and sample mead at the wine tasting tent. Grab a honey brew at the beer garden and enjoy a treat from the Honey Bake-Off sale. Live music on two stages, arts & crafts, and watch the kids have fun creating their own crafts at The Gilmore Group’s Busy Beehive.
http://www.lithopolishoneyfest.com/

September 6-8, 2019 Italian Fall Festa – Kettering, Ohio
A weekend of great Italian food, wonderful Italian music, good friends, and a fun game of Bocce on the beautiful, spacious, shaded grounds of Bella Villa! Dinners, Meatball Madness 5K and spaghetti eating contest.
http://www.italianfallfesta.com/

September 6-8, 2019 46th Annual Mantua Potato Festival
Mantua, Ohio
Join us for the annual Mantua Potato Festival. We will have many activities, contests and exhibits planned throughout the weekend. We are also looking for volunteers and committee members. Thank you to all that have supported us in the past, and we look forward to seeing you all at the Festival!
http://www.mantuapotatofestival.org/

September 6-8, 2019
Clinton County Corn Festival
Wilmington, Ohio
A family fun event held the weekend after Labor Day every year! Started in 1977 by the Antique Power Club. It is held at the Clinton County Fairgrounds in Wilmington, Ohio. We feature many activates for all ages! Whether you come for the continuous entertainment on our sound stage, games in our special events area, various tractor and antique displays, crafts and antiques, or THE FOOD it is sure you’re going to have a blast!!
http://www.cornfestivalonline.com/

Healthy Slow-Cooker and Crockpot Recipes

August 24, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Slow-Cooker and Crockpot Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Slow-Cooker and Crockpot Recipes with recipes like; Slow-Cooker French Onion Soup, Southwestern Sweet Potato Stew, and Slow-Cooker Chicken and White Bean Stew. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Slow-Cooker and Crockpot Recipes
Find healthy, delicious slow-cooker and crockpot recipes including slow-cooker and crockpot chicken, beef, and vegetables. Healthier Recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Slow-Cooker French Onion Soup
In this genius slow-cooker soup recipe, two types of onions are caramelized for hours before adding a sherry-spiked broth. For a bistro-worthy presentation, ladle the soup into ovenproof crocks, top with the bread and cheese and broil……………….

Southwestern Sweet Potato Stew
This hearty Southwestern-inspired stew may take a while in your slow cooker, but it’s so worth it! Full of sweet potatoes, black beans, and hominy, it will satisfy your tastebuds and keep you full for hours……………….

Slow-Cooker Chicken and White Bean Stew
This load-and-go slow-cooker chicken recipe is perfect for a busy weeknight dinner. Serve this Tuscan-inspired dish with crusty bread, a glass of Chianti and a salad……………

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Slow-Cooker and Crockpot Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/17987/cooking-methods-styles/slow-cooker-crockpot/

Swiss Wine Festival August 22 – 25, 2019

August 21, 2019 at 12:46 PM | Posted in Festivals | 2 Comments
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Swiss Wine Festival
August 22 – 25, 2019
Riverfront Park Vevay, IN 4704

The Swiss Wine Festival is a 4 day event being held from 23-26 August 2018 at the Paul W. Ogle Riverfront Park in Indiana, USA. This event showcases products like a Swiss Costume contest, the blowing of the Alp horn, a parade, arts and crafts exhibits etc. in the Consumer & Carnivals industry.Includes a wine pavilion, craft vendors, grape stomp, riverboat cruises, beer garden, live music, rides and games for the kids, and much more. Fun for the whole family!

https://www.swisswinefestival.org/

Healthy Grilled Salmon Recipes

August 21, 2019 at 6:03 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Grilled Salmon Recipes. You can enjoy recipes like; Simple Grilled Salmon and Vegetables, Grilled Salmon Tacos, and Grilled Salmon with Cilantro-Ginger Sauce. Find these Delicious and Healthy Grilled Salmon Recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Grilled Salmon Recipes
Find healthy, delicious grilled salmon recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Simple Grilled Salmon and Vegetables
Grilled salmon and veggies make for a colorful and balanced seafood dinner that’s ready in just minutes. The grill turns the salmon flaky and moist while tenderizing the crispy pepper and onion pieces. Round out the meal with brown rice or quinoa…………

Grilled Salmon Tacos
Need a break from traditional beef tacos? Try these salmon tacos for a heart-healthy dose of omega-3 fatty acids. They’re bursting with tender potatoes, a lime-flavored green salsa, and lots of fresh cilantro in each bite……………….

Grilled Salmon with Cilantro-Ginger Sauce
Ginger, fish sauce and honey combine to create a delicious basting sauce in this easy grilled salmon recipe. Look for Thai red chiles in the produce section of your grocery store, or use a green or red jalapeño instead. Not only is this salmon dish delicious, it also takes just 25 minutes to prepare, making it the ideal centerpiece for a healthy weeknight dinner…………

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Grilled Salmon Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/20781/ingredients/fish-seafood/fish/salmon/salmon/

It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday – Corn-Sausage Chowder

August 17, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, It's Chili Soups or Stews Saturday | Leave a comment
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This week’s It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday is a recipe for Corn-Sausage Chowder. It’s a Comfort Food Corn-Sausage Chowder, with plenty of Meat and Potatoes! You’ll need Pork Sausage, Onion, Potatoes, Salt, Dried Marjoram, Freshly Ground Pepper, can Cream-Style Corn, can Whole-Kernel Corn, and can Evaporated Milk.Get that Chowder started! You can find this recipe along with all the other Delicious and Healthy Recipes at the CooksRecipes website. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Corn-Sausage Chowder
With plenty of meat and potatoes, this delicious down-home soup makes a satisfying meal in a bowl.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 pound bulk pork sausage
1 cup coarsely chopped onion
4 cups peeled potatoes cut in 1/2-inch cubes
2 cups water
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram, crushed
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 (17-ounce) can cream-style corn
1 (17-ounce) can whole-kernel corn, drained
1 (12-ounce) can evaporated milk

Cooking Directions:
1 – In a Dutch oven or kettle, cook the pork sausage and onion until the sausage is brown and the onion is tender. Drain mixture on paper towels.
2 – Return sausage mixture to Dutch oven. Stir in potatoes, water, salt, marjoram, and pepper. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, about 15 minutes or until potato is just tender.
3 – Add the cream-style corn, whole-kernel corn, and the evaporated milk. Heat through.
Makes 6 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/6 of recipe): calories: 529, total fat: 27g, saturated fat: 12g, cholesterol: 60mg, sodium: 1038mg, carbohydrate: 51g, fiber: 5g, protein: 18g, vitamin A: 7%, vitamin C: 42%, calcium: 18%, iron: 12%.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/soup/corn-sausage_chowder_recipe.html

One of America’s Favorites – Smothered Food

August 12, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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A plate lunch of smothered steak and gravy served over boiled white rice from Garys Grocery in Lafayette, Louisiana

Smothering meat, seafood or vegetables is a cooking technique used in both Cajun and Creole cuisines of Louisiana. The technique involves cooking in a covered pan over low heat with a moderate amount of liquid, and can be regarded as a form of stove-top braising. The meat dishes cooked in this fashion are typically served over boiled or steamed white rice as a rice and gravy, while the vegetables are typically served as side dishes.

A large variety of meats are “smothered” in South Louisiana cuisine, including both domestic animals and wild game. Domestic animals cooked in this fashion include chicken, domestic duck, pork, beef (including such organs as the liver), and domestic rabbit. Wild game commonly cooked in this fashion include squirrel, rabbit, nutria rat, feral pig, woodcock, wild duck, and venison. Originally a dish made from cheap cuts of meat favored by farmers and laborers, popular versions of the dish such as “smothered steak” and “smothered pork roast” are served throughout Acadiana at local “plate lunch houses”. Raised on Rice and Gravy, a 2009 documentary film by Conni Castille and Allison Bohl, chronicles the prevalence of the dish at local plate lunch houses and its enduring popularity in local cuisine.

 

“Smothering” the meat and vegetables

In French, the word “étouffée” means “smothered”. Étouffée can be made using different shellfish, the most popular version of the dish being Crawfish Étouffée, although shrimp is also used. Originally étouffée was a popular dish in the Acadiana area surrounding Lafayette. In the late twentieth century a waiter at the popular Bourbon Street restaurant, Galatoire’s brought the dish in to his employer to try, the dish was added to their menu. Other restaurants in the city of New Orleans soon followed, with the dish gaining in popularity with locals and tourists alike. Many Cajun restaurant owners claim that étouffée is the most popular dish on their menus.

Varieties of vegetables cooked by smothering include cabbage, okra, potatoes and corn. The vegetables are kept from burning by the addition of animal fats or oils, or the addition of meat products such as salt pork or andouille.

 

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

August 11, 2019 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Oil not foil…………….

Wrapping a potato in foil won’t actually make it bake faster. Rubbing it lightly with vegetable oil, however will. Oil over foil!

It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday – CREAMY POTATO LEEK SOUP WITH CORNED BUFFALO BRISKET

August 3, 2019 at 6:03 AM | Posted in It's Chili Soups or Stews Saturday, Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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This week’s It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday is a recipe for CREAMY POTATO LEEK SOUP WITH CORNED BUFFALO BRISKET. Made using the Wild Idea Buffalo Corned Brisket along with Potatoes, Leeks, Garlic, Fennel, Milk, Red Cabbage, and Spices. Its one of those Soups that’s a meal! You can find this recipe at the Wild Idea Buffalo website. Soup is on! So Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

CREAMY POTATO LEEK SOUP WITH CORNED BUFFALO BRISKET
My version of a “hot” Vichyssoise, but with added ingredients that make it oh-so-fabulous. You will crave it after it’s gone!

Ingredients: (Serves 4 to 8)

5 – medium potatoes, peeled and quartered

2 – cups reserved potato water

3 – tablespoons of butter

2 – large leeks, white and light green parts sliced

3 – cloves garlic, chopped

1½ – teaspoons of black pepper

1½ – teaspoons salt

2 – teaspoons crushed fennel

1½ – cups milk

1 – tablespoon lemon

2 – cups red cabbage, thinly sliced

1 – 1 pound pkg. Corned Buffalo Brisket

chives or fennel fronds for garnish

Preparation:

1 – Bring a pot of salted water to a boil over medium high heat. Add the prepared potatoes to the boiling water and cook uncovered until potatoes are tender.
2 – Strain the potatoes, reserving two cups of the potato water.
3 – Transfer the potatoes and reserved water to a blender and puree.
4 – In a sauté pan over medium heat, melt 2 tablespoons of the butter and add the sliced leeks, garlic and seasonings. Sauté until leeks are tender, stirring occasionally to avoid browning.
5 – Transfer the leeks to the blender and puree, mixing in with the potatoes.
6 – In the same sauté pan, over medium high heat melt the remaining tablespoon of butter and add the red cabbage. Sauté until al dente, about 5 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and transfer the cabbage to a bowl.
7 – Transfer the pureed mixture in the blender to a soup pot and whisk in the milk.
8 – Bring soup to a gentle boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
9 – Before serving whisk in the lemon juice and adjust seasoning to taste.
10 – Coarsely cut up corned brisket and place in a pan with half a cup of beer or water. Cover and heat over medium high, until hot.
11 – To serve, pour soup into bowls, and place hot corned brisket and sautéed cabbage in the center of the bowl. Garnish with fresh herbs.

https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/creamy-potato-leek-soup-with-corned-buffalo-brisket

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