Appetizer of the Week – Baked Ravioli Bites

May 8, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Appetizer of the Week, Appetizers, CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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This week’s Appetizer of the Week is Baked Ravioli Bites. To prepare this week’s recipe you’ll be needing packaged BUITONI Refrigerated Four Cheese Ravioli, Eggs, Breadcrumbs, Olive Oil Cooking Spray, container BUITONI Refrigerated Pesto with Basil, and Assorted Vegetable Toppings. 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

Baked Ravioli Bites
Decorated with artful toppings, these ravioli bites are irresistible additions to a night of entertaining.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 (9-ounce) package BUITONI Refrigerated Four Cheese Ravioli, prepared according to package directions
2 large eggs, beaten
1 cup Italian dry bread crumbs
Olive oil cooking spray
1 (7-ounce) container BUITONI Refrigerated Pesto with Basil
Assorted toppings*

Cooking Directions:
1 – Preheat broiler. Grease baking sheet.
2 – Dip prepared ravioli into beaten eggs, coating both sides, then into bread crumbs, coating both sides. Place on prepared baking sheet. Lightly spray top of breaded ravioli with cooking spray.
3 – Broil for 1 to 2 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Turn and spray with additional cooking spray; broil for 1 minute or until edges begin to brown.
4 – Top each ravioli with 1 teaspoon pesto and choice of assorted toppings.
Makes 45 appetizers.

*Cherry tomatoes, cut in half and tossed with olive oil and chopped fresh basil; black and green olives, pitted and sliced; small fresh mozzarella balls, cut in half; finely diced red and yellow bell peppers; sliced marinated artichoke hearts

Tip: Visit the olive bar in your favorite gourmet market to find a variety of flavorful toppings.

Note: Try substituting BUITONI Refrigerated Whole Wheat Four Cheese Ravioli and BUITONI Refrigerated Pesto with Sun Dried Tomatoes.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/45 of recipe): Calories: 50 Calories from Fat: 25 Total Fat: 3 g Saturated Fat: 1 g Cholesterol: 15 mg Sodium: 115 mg Carbohydrates: 5 g Dietary Fiber: 0 g Sugars: 1 g Protein: 2 g
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/appetizer/baked_ravioli_bites_recipe.html

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

May 8, 2021 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Freeze fresh herbs……….

If you’re still not able to use up all your fresh herbs before they go bad, here’s a hint on what to do. Chop them up and throw them in the freezer. Try freezing them in an ice cube tray. Once frozen, remove the cubes and place them in a freezer-safe bag. This way you can pull out just what you need the next time you cook.

Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes

May 5, 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 Sweet Potato Recipes. Find some Delicious and Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes with recipes including Sweet Potato-Black Bean Burgers, Roasted Cauliflower and Potato Curry Soup, and Slow-Cooker Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallows. 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 Sweet Potato Recipes
Find healthy, delicious sweet potato recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Sweet Potato-Black Bean Burgers
These vegan sweet potato-black bean burgers spiced with curry powder are easy to make. Blending the mixture with your hands gives you a soft, uniform texture then the outside gets crispy by cooking in a cast-iron pan. To make this recipe gluten-free too, use gluten-free oats and serve the patty in a lettuce wrap, omitting the bun…………….

Roasted Cauliflower and Potato Curry Soup
In this healthy cauliflower soup recipe, roasting the cauliflower first adds depth and prevents the florets from turning to mush. A little tomato sauce and coconut milk give the broth a rich, silky texture. Serve with a dollop of sour cream or yogurt, if desired……………….

Slow-Cooker Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallows
The genius hack in this recipe: topping sweet potatoes with marshmallows while they’re still piping hot from the slow cooker yields a baked marshmallow topping that’s typical with baked sweet potato casseroles……………….

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes
https://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/19319/ingredients/vegetables/sweet-potato/

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

May 5, 2021 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Oh those Sweet Taters

Look for small to medium sweet potatoes, which are sweet and creamy. (The larger ones tend to be starchier.) The skin should be firm, smooth, and even-toned. The deeper the color of the potato, in general, the richer it is in the antioxidant beta-carotene. The best way to store raw cut sweet potatoes is in a cool, dark, dry place. You should refrain from refrigerating them as a temperature that is too cold and even too hot can ruin them. In a cool, dry storage space, raw cut sweet potatoes can last up to two months.

Healthy Lamb Recipes

May 4, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell Magazine and Website it’s Healthy Lamb Recipes. Find Delicious and Healthy Lamb Recipes with recipes including Lamb Chops with Mint Pan Sauce, Braised Lamb Shanks and Eggplant, and Lamb and Rice. 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 2021! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Lamb Chops with Mint Pan Sauce
Lamb with mint jelly is a tried-and-true combination and this recipe takes the idea to new heights. The sweet, shocking green jelly is transformed into a richly flavored and pleasingly dark sauce. Make It a Meal: Serve with whole-wheat couscous and peas………..

Braised Lamb Shanks and Eggplant
This slow-cooked lamb and eggplant stew melts in your mouth. Sumac, a lemony-flavored spice, gives the dish a fruity, tangy aroma. Look for it in Mediterranean markets or spice shops. Serve the stew over mashed root vegetables, bulgur or brown rice…………

Lamb and Rice
The sauce in this recipe is a heavenly mixture of tomatoes, spices, herbs and mustard. It provides amazing flavor to the lamb as they spend up to 12 hours together in the slow cooker…………

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Lamb Recipes
https://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/18247/ingredients/meat-poultry/lamb/

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

May 4, 2021 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Shut the stove off……..

To always have great eggs, don’t overcook them. Whether you scramble, fry, or poach, always turn off the stove a few minutes before the eggs look done—even when they seem a bit runny. The remainder of the heat will cook them to fluffy perfection.

Healthy Corn Recipes

May 2, 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 Corn Recipes. Find some Delicious and Healthy Corn Recipes with recipes including Grilled Corn Salad with Chili-Miso Dressing, Sheet-Pan Creole Chicken and Shrimp, and Chicken Enchilada Skillet Casserole. 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/

Grilled Corn Salad with Chili-Miso Dressing
Serve this Asian salad with grilled steak, chicken or firm white fish like halibut. You can also double the recipe and bring it to your next potluck. If you can find tatsoi, a peppery Asian leafy green, use it instead of mild-mannered spinach. Store-bought Thai sweet chili sauce and umami-packed white miso build fast flavor in this easy summer salad…………….

Sheet-Pan Creole Chicken and Shrimp
This variation of a shrimp boil can be made in the oven on just one baking sheet. A medley of spices gives this healthy dish of chicken, sausage and veggies a rich, complex flavor. Bonus: This easy sheet-pan dinner requires just 20 minutes of active prep time………….

Chicken Enchilada Skillet Casserole
This simplified take on cheesy chicken enchiladas only requires one pan for cooking and eliminates the need to stuff and roll corn tortillas. Charring the veggies in a cast-iron skillet adds depth of flavor. Don’t worry if you don’t have one, because you can use any oven-safe skillet instead………………

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Corn Recipes
https://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/19298/ingredients/vegetables/corn/

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

April 29, 2021 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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For a super tender Pork Loin……………….

When roasting a pork loin, cook it with the fat side down for the first 20 minutes, so that the fat begins to liquefy. Then turn the roast over for the balance of the cooking time, and the fat will baste the meat.

Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – JAMAICAN SOUP

April 28, 2021 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 SOUP. A Caribbean Soup loaded with plenty of flavor! You’ll be needing the Wild Idea Buffalo Chuck Roast, Olive Oil, Jerk Seasoning (recipe included), Buffalo Bone Broth, Water, Yams, Carrots, Celery, Onion, Black Beans, and Cilantro. Also included is a recipe for the Jerk Seasoning. You can find this recipe and purchase the Wild Idea Buffalo Italian Sausage along with all the other Wild Idea Products at the Wild Idea Buffalo website. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

JAMAICAN SOUP
Take the chill off with a taste of the Caribbean. Loaded with flavor, vegetables and goodness. This is one for the recipe file!

Ingredients:

1 – 3 lb. Wild Idea Buffalo Chuck Roast, remove netting, rinse and pat dry

2 – tablespoons olive oil

4 – tablespoons jerk seasoning

4 – cups buffalo bone broth or organic chicken broth

2 – cups water

4 – cups yams, chopped

3 – cups carrots, chopped

2 – cups celery, chopped

2 – cups onion, chopped

1 – can black beans, drained and rinsed

1 – head cilantro, chopped

Preparation:

1 – Preheat oven to 500°. While oven is heating roll the roast in two tablespoons of the oil and rub with 2 tablespoons of jerk seasoning in a heavy pot.
2 – Place the pot in the preheated oven and roast uncovered for 15 minutes.
Add two cups of broth and one cup of water to the pot and continue to cook for 10 additional minutes.
3 – Reduce the oven temperature to 350°, cover the pot and continue to roast for 2½ hours.
4 – Toss the chopped vegetables (except the cilantro) with the remaining two tablespoons of jerk seasonings. Cover and set aside.
5 – Remove the pot from the oven and turn the roast over in the juices. Cover and allow it to rest for 10 minutes.
6 – Remove the roast from the juices and place on a cutting board. Place the pot with the juices on the stovetop over medium high heat and add the prepped vegetables.
7 – Chop or pull the meat apart and add back to the pot.
8 – Once the soup reaches a full boil, reduce heat to simmer until vegetables are tender. About 20 minutes.
9 – Add the black beans and the cilantro and stir to incorporate.
10 – Taste and season to your liking. (I added another teaspoon of salt.)
11 – Serve and accompany with crusty bread.

Jerk Seasoning

A wonderful aromatic blend of spices with a little kick!
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.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/jamaican-soup

Healthy Cheese Recipes

April 25, 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 Cheese Recipes. Here’s some Delicious and Healthy Cheese Recipes with recipes including Easy Chicken Enchilada Casserole, Chicken and Broccoli Casserole, and Mediterranean Stuffed Chicken Breasts. 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 Cheese Recipes
Find healthy, delicious Cheese recipes from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Easy Chicken Enchilada Casserole
Casseroles make perfect meal-prep dinners–this enchilada version is so easy to prep ahead. The whole casserole can be built and left to hang out in the refrigerator for up to three days. Then all you have to do is bake it off on a busy night and you have a healthy dinner on the table in a jiff. The quick homemade enchilada sauce in this recipe is great when you don’t have any of the canned sauce on hand–just season crushed tomatoes with spices and salt for an instant enchilada sauce…………………

Chicken and Broccoli Casserole
This one-pan chicken-and-broccoli recipe comes out of the oven all browned, cheesy and bubbling like a casserole, but is really prepared more like a skillet meal on the stovetop. Serve with a crunchy green salad…………..

Mediterranean Stuffed Chicken Breasts
Feta cheese, roasted peppers, spinach and more flavors from the Mediterranean fill these easy stuffed chicken breasts. Browning the chicken in a skillet before baking gives it a beautiful golden color, and finishing it in the oven ensures that this healthy baked chicken recipe cooks evenly throughout………………….

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Cheese Recipes
https://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/19163/ingredients/dairy/cheese/

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