Healthy Potluck Recipes

March 29, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Potluck Recipes. Find some Delicious and Healthy Potluck Recipes with recipes including Slow-Cooker Chicken Cacciatore with Polenta, Pork Carnitas, and Loaded Baked Potato Salad. So 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 2020! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Potluck Recipes
Find healthy, delicious potluck recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Slow-Cooker Chicken Cacciatore with Polenta
This rustic stew cooks all day in the slow cooker so you can come home to a comforting, hot dinner. Not a fan of polenta? Try this healthy chicken dinner over pasta instead…………………….

Pork Carnitas
This Mexican-inspired meal is an easy crowd-pleaser. Savory pulled pork is served atop crisp corn tortillas and topped with sour cream and salsa in this simple slow-cooker recipe…………………

Loaded Baked Potato Salad
This loaded baked potato salad recipe marries traditional potato salad with all the fixing of a classic stuffed potato. It’s creamy and decadent thanks to sour cream, mayo, bacon and Cheddar cheese. Take it along to your next picnic or potluck–friends and family will love it!……………………

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Potluck Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/19927/holidays-occasions/occasions/potluck/

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

March 29, 2020 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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When making Potato Salad……………………..

Cut your potato pieces evenly. Keeping chunks roughly the same size means you won’t have some undercooked or overcooked pieces.

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

March 28, 2020 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Boiling potatoes……………………………

You can boil potatoes ahead of time for use later as long as you cover and refrigerate them. They’ll last for up to three days in the fridge.

Healthy Chicken Recipes

March 25, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell webste and Magazine its Healthy Chicken Recipes. You’ll find Delicious and Healthy Chicken Recipes with recipes including Slow-Cooker Honey-Orange Chicken Drumsticks, Chicken Shawarma with Potatoes, and Spice-Roasted Chicken and Lemon Potatoes. Winner, Winner…….. 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 2020! http://www.eatingwell.com/


Healthy Chicken Recipes
Find healthy, delicious chicken recipes including chicken and pasta, easy chicken casseroles, low-calorie chicken recipes, and chicken pot pie. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Slow-Cooker Honey-Orange Chicken Drumsticks
This slow-cooker chicken recipe makes a perfect alternative to standard tomato-based barbecued chicken. Both kids and adults will devour these drumsticks, doused in a honey-sweetened sauce spiked with orange, ginger and garlic…………………………

Chicken Shawarma with Potatoes
Cook once; eat thrice: this chicken shawarma recipe makes a satisfying single-serving dinner, plus extra chicken, potatoes, and onions that you can use later in the week……………………….

Spice-Roasted Chicken and Lemon Potatoes
If it isn’t already, this vibrant dish will make oven-roasted chicken a favorite at your house. With the lemon potatoes, it’s an irresistible and simple meal. You can use the leftover meat in soup, sandwiches, and salads…………………………………

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Chicken Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/18241/ingredients/meat-poultry/chicken/

Sunday’s Pork Roast Dinner Recipe – Iron Range Pot Roast (Porketta)

March 22, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Diabetes Self Management, Sunday’s Pork Roast Dinner Recipe | Leave a comment
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This week’s Sunday’s Pork Roast Dinner Recipe is a Iron Range Pot Roast (Porketta). This week’s recipe is made using Boneless Pork Shoulder (Boston Butt) Roast, Italian Seasoning, Fennel Seed, Salt, Celery Seed, Ground Black Pepper, Potatoes, Garlic Cloves, and Beef Broth. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Iron Range Pot Roast (Porketta)

Iron Range Pot Roast”Porketta” is a seasoned pork roast that was popular with the Italian immigrants who came to mid-Minnesota to work in the iron mines. This hearty dinner needs just a green salad tossed with vinaigrette.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 (3-pound) boneless pork shoulder (Boston butt) roast
2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon fennel seed, crushed
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon celery seed
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 large potatoes, peeled and cut into 3/4-inch slices
4 garlic cloves, peeled and sliced
3/4 cup beef broth (or water)

Cooking Directions:
1 – Mix together seasonings and rub over all surfaces of pork roast.
2 – Brown roast in a little oil in large skillet over medium-high heat, turning often to brown evenly.
3 – Place potatoes and garlic in 3 1/2 to 4 quart slow cooker, pour broth over and top with browned pork roast. Cover and cook on Low for 8 to 9 hours, until pork is very tender.
4 – Slice pork to serve with vegetables and juices.
Makes 6 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/6 of recipe): Calories 380 calories Protein 34 grams Fat 17 grams Sodium 520 milligrams Cholesterol 115 milligrams Saturated Fat 6 grams Carbohydrates 20 grams Fiber 2 grams.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/pork/iron_range_pot_roast_recipe.html

 

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Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – CORNED BUFFALO HASH WITH CREAMED SPINACH

March 11, 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 CORNED BUFFALO HASH WITH CREAMED SPINACH. It’s made using Wild Idea Buffalo CORNED BRISKET. Add Potatoes, Onions, and Spinach and you’re set to go! You can find this recipe or purchase the Buffalo Corned Brisket along with any of the other Wild Idea Products at the Wild Idea Buffalo website. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

CORNED BUFFALO HASH WITH CREAMED SPINACH

One more reason to try our Corned Buffalo Brisket! A great lazy weekend brunch, where you get to eat your buffalo meat and have your vegetables too!

Ingredients for Hash: (serves 2)
1 ½ – tablespoons oil
2 – medium potatoes, pre-cooked and chopped (*Leftovers work well.)
¼ – cup chopped onion
1 – cup chopped Wild Idea Corned Buffalo Brisket
2 – eggs
½ – cup hot water
salt & pepper

Ingredients for Creamed Spinach: (serves 2)
1 – tablespoon butter
¼ – cup onion, minced
1 – teaspoon garlic, minced
2 – big handfuls spinach
1/3 – cup heavy cream
salt & pepper
Preparation:

1 – In a sauté pan over medium high heat, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil and add the potatoes, onion, and a pinch of salt & pepper. Allow the potatoes to brown a bit before stirring. Continue to cook until the potatoes are lightly browned, about 8 minutes. Add the Corned Buffalo and mix to incorporate. Continue to cook for 3 minutes.
2 – Simultaneously in another sauté pan over medium -to- medium low heat, melt the butter for the creamed spinach. Add the onions and garlic and cook until tender, about 6 minutes. Add the spinach and cover, stirring occasionally until spinach is wilted. Add the heavy cream and stir in to incorporate. Reduce heat to low and allow the cream to reduce and thicken a bit.
3 – Transfer the hash to a plate and cover with foil. Wipe the pan out with a paper towel and return to the burner over medium heat. Brush the pan with the remaining oil. Add the eggs to the pan, and then add the hot water and cover. Baste for 1 to 2 minutes.
4 – To serve, divide the spinach between two plates and top with desired amount of hash. Place basted egg on the top and season with a pinch of salt & pepper.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/corned-buffalo-hash-with-creamed-spinach

Healthy Aging Recipes

March 7, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Aging Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Aging Recipes with recipes including Muffin-Tin Spinach and Mushroom Mini Quiches, Sheet-Pan Chili-Lime Salmon with Potatoes and Peppers, and Pressure Cooker “Corned” Beef and Cabbage. 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 2020! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Aging Recipes
Find healthy, delicious healthy aging recipes including breakfasts, lunches and dinners. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Muffin-Tin Spinach and Mushroom Mini Quiches
Switch up your morning routine with these easy vegetarian mini quiches. Earthy mushrooms and spinach pair nicely with rich and creamy Gruyère cheese. Serve them on a platter with a fresh fruit salad for a simple weekend brunch………………………

Sheet-Pan Chili-Lime Salmon with Potatoes and Peppers
Busy weeknights beg for something simple like this salmon sheet-pan dinner. Like the name suggests, it’s all cooked on one pan. The potatoes get a head start, followed by sweet bell peppers and finally chili-coated salmon fillets. It’s a complete meal with easy cleanup!……………………..

Pressure Cooker “Corned” Beef and Cabbage
Corned beef is brisket that has been pickled in spices for days. You can buy it ready-to-cook or corn your own at home, but both are serious sodium bombs, packing more than 500 mg per 3-ounce serving–nearly 25% of the recommended daily limit. For this healthier pressure cooker corned beef and cabbage, we start with a plain brisket and add seasonings ourselves to control the salt level. We also opt for a flat-cut end of brisket, instead of the thicker point cut, as it has less fat, making it easier to slice when cooked. An electric pressure cooker, such as an Instant Pot, is absolutely key to this recipe, allowing you to cook the brisket in one hour–as opposed to three hours or more in the oven. It also lets you sear and roast in one device, saving cleanup time………………………………..

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Aging Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/18053/lifestyle-diets/healthy-aging/

Maryland Style Crab Cakes w/ Cheddar Bake Potatoes

March 3, 2020 at 6:31 PM | Posted in Seapak, Stouffer's | 6 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Maryland Style Crab Cakes w/ Cheddar Bake Potatoes

 

 

I just had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea for Breakfast. 56 degrees and rain showers this morning then cloudy in the afternoon. After Breakfast and in between showers I went to Meijer to grocery shop. Waiting for it to dry out around here, I have some things I have to get done outside. I’m going to Home Depot to pick up something to stop a Mole problem we have in the backyard. He’s tunneled through about 4 yards and has a mess going. I also have some minor repair work to our shed. I’m ready for Spring and warmer weather! For Dinner tonight I prepared Maryland Style Crab Cakes w/ Cheddar Bake Potatoes and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread.

 

I had a box of SeaPak Maryland Style Crab Cakes in the freezer and I’m having it for my Dinner tonight. I haven’t had these in a while and looking forward to them.They come frozen two to a box, individually vacuumed sealed. A serving size is both of the Crab Cakes.

 

 

To prepare these I preheated the oven to 425°f. Removed the frozen crab cakes from vacuum-pack and arranged on a baking sheet, flat side down. I then brushed them with melted Blue Bonnet Light Butter. Baked for 15 minutes on middle oven rack. Turned the Crab Cakes over and press gently to flatten them. Continued to bake for another 10 minutes. Let them cool for 3 minutes and ready to eat! I served these with a side of Louisiana Remoulade Sauce, my favorite for Seafood. Excellent Crab Cakes, lots of Crab Meat and great Seasoning. Another good item to have in your freezer.

 

Then to go with my Crab Cakes I prepared a Stouffer’s Cheddar Potato Bake. Another easy to prepare and delicious dish. To prepare this one I’m using the microwave. It comes in a microwavable tray. I just slit the film cover on the tray and microwaved it for 6 minutes, Done! I love this side by Stouffer’s! Delicious Potato Dish, really like the bread crumb topping. Then I also baked a loaf of La Baguette Roasted Garlic Oval Bread. Perfect Bread with any Dish! For Dessert/Snack later a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Snyder’s of Hanover Pretzel Sticks with a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEAPAK MARYLAND STYLE CRAB CAKES
They come from a simple recipe, but we put a lot of love into our hand-made crab cakes. Our All-Natural Maryland Style Crab Cakes are made with real, wild-caught, blue swimming crab and a special blend of traditional herbs and spices. Comes with a creamy lemon remoulade sauce.

Serve as a Crab Cake Benedict for brunch or crumble into a Mexican Crab Dip for an easy appetizer. Only 130 calories plus 10 grams of protein per crab cake!

True to our commitment to seafood sustainability, our frozen crab cakes are certified by the National Fisheries Institute’s Crab Council.

Available in 8 oz size.

– Keep frozen until ready to prepare.
– Due to differences in appliances, cooking times may vary and require adjustment.
– Microwaving not recommended.
– For food safety this product must be cooked to an internal temperature of 165°F.
– Caution – Product will be hot!

PREPARATION:
TO THAW
Thaw crab cakes in vacuum-pack overnight in the refrigerator, or under cool running water for 30 minutes.

 

CONVENTIONAL OVEN: (FROM THAWED)
Preheat oven to 400°F.

Arrange thawed crab cakes flat side down on baking sheet and place on middle rack of oven.

Brush with melted butter or margarine.

Bake for 16–18 minutes.

 

CONVENTIONAL OVEN: (FROM FROZEN)
Preheat oven to 425°F.

Remove frozen crab cakes from vacuum-pack.

Arrange frozen crab cakes on baking sheet, flat side down.

Brush with melted butter or margarine.

Bake for 15 minutes on middle oven rack.

Turn crab cakes over and press gently to flatten.

Continue to bake for another 10-12 minutes.
https://www.seapak.com/products/maryland-style-crab-cakes

 

 

Stouffer’s Cheddar Potato Bake
* A side dish with diced potatoes in a cheddar cheese sauce with baconstouffers-cheddar-potato-bake
* Serves 2
* Russet potatoes

We use simple, quality ingredients that are delicious on their own. Then we combine them into the perfect recipe to make an irresistible dish.NESTLE Good Food, Good Life Made with Russet potatoes Cheddar cheese sauce Topped with bread crumbs
Ingredients:
Ingredients: Potatoes, Skim Milk, Water, Cheddar Cheese (Milk, Cheese Cultures, Salt, Enzymes, Annatto Color), Soybean Oil, Bread Crumbs (Wheat Flour, Sugar, Yeast, Soybean Oil, Salt), Bacon (Cured with Water, Salt, Sugar, Smoke Flavoring, Sodium Phosphate, Sodium Erythorbate, Sodium Nitrite), 2% or Less of Modified Cornstarch, Canola Oil, Bleached Wheat Flour, Onions, Sea Salt, Mono- & Diglycerides, Spice, Seasoning (Celery Salt, Spices and Coloring).

NUTRITIONAL INFO
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 2
Servings Per Container: 2
Amount Per Serving
Calories 270 Calories from Fat 150
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17 26.00 %
Saturated Fat 5 25.00 %
Cholesterol 20mg 7.00 %
Sodium 500mg 21.00 %
Total Carbohydrate 21g 7.00 %
Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 2g
Protein 9g

Healthy Whole Chicken Recipes SATURDAY

February 22, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Whole Chicken Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Whole Chicken Recipes with recipes including Spice-Rubbed Grilled Whole Chicken, Whole Roasted Lemon-Herb Chicken on a Bed of Vegetables, and Lemon-Herb Roasted Spatchcock Chicken and Potatoes. 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 2020! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Whole Chicken Recipes
Juicy on the inside and crisp on the outside–Is there anything better than a whole roasted chicken? It’s an easy and beautiful main dish for entertaining or a great tool for meal prep–just roast once to eat all week. Plus, these healthy recipes have almost half the amount of sodium of a grocery story rotisserie chicken.

Spice-Rubbed Grilled Whole Chicken
Crispy skin, tender meat and charred skin make for a delicious dinner main. Plus, the blend of paprika, cumin and cinnamon match deliciously with the chicken. You can eat this grilled chicken as-is–perhaps with a side of grilled vegetables and roasted potatoes–or shred it and put it in a salad………………………………..

Whole Roasted Lemon-Herb Chicken on a Bed of Vegetables
When you season roast chicken under the skin, as in this recipe, the meat itself gets flavored and the skin becomes nicely browned and crisp. Here, the chicken is roasted on a bed of carrots, turnips and celeriac–but any mixture of root vegetables will work. You’ll need about 8 cups of chopped or cubed vegetables…………………..

Lemon-Herb Roasted Spatchcock Chicken and Potatoes
The name might be funny, but the results are awesome. Spatchcock chicken cooks faster than roasting a whole chicken. The bird cooks quickly and evenly, with more skin exposed to get crisp in the oven. If you’re uncomfortable cutting the chicken and removing the backbone yourself, ask your butcher for help. Roasted fingerling potatoes round out this easy, one sheet-pan dinner…………………………………

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Whole Chicken Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/22528/ingredients/meat-poultry/chicken/whole/

Grab a spork. 90+ fish fries to try in Cincinnati area – Cincinnati Enquirer

February 21, 2020 at 12:20 PM | Posted in cooking, fish, Food | Leave a comment
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Fried fish is a popular dish in the weeks leading up to Easter.

Most Catholic churches in the Cincinnati area hold at least one fish fry during the Lenten season; the majority hold them weekly. Parishioners and public alike can socialize and fellowship together, and funds raised help charitable causes. Some other groups and businesses also hold fish fries during Lent.

We’ve gathered a list of local fish fries during the season, including Ash Wednesday………….
https://www.cincinnati.com/story/entertainment/2020/02/19/find-fish-fry-near-you-cincinnati-area-2020/4644323002/

 

Cincinnati area has to be the Nation’s leader in Festivals during the Summer and Fish Fries in the late Winter! There are Fish Fries going on all over our area for Mardi Gras, Ash Wednesday, Lent, and Good Friday. Click the link above to see them all, from the Cincinnati Enquirer.

 

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