Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Patriotic Popsicles

June 13, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dessert of the Week | 1 Comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is – Patriotic Popsicles. Some of the ingredients you’ll need are; Plain Non Fat Greek Yogurt, Lemon Juice, Fat Free (Skim) Milk, Strawberries, and Blueberries. Only 50 calories and 8 carbs per serving! The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website which has a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! Plus you can subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine, one of my favorites! So Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Patriotic Popsicles

Ingredients
3/4 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
2 tablespoons lemon juice, divided
1 tablespoon fat-free (skim) milk
1 cup sliced strawberries
1/2 cup blueberries
Pop molds
Pop sticks

Directions
1 – Combine yogurt, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, and milk in blender or food processor; blend until smooth.

2 – Combine remaining 1 tablespoon lemon juice and strawberries in blender or food processor; blend until smooth.

3 – Alternately layer blueberries, yogurt mixture, and strawberry mixture in molds.* Cover top of each mold with small piece of foil. Insert sticks through center of foil. Freeze 4 hours or until firm.

4 – To remove pops from molds, remove foil and place bottoms of pops under warm running water until loosened. Press firmly on bottoms to release. (Do not twist or pull sticks.)

*Tip: Greek yogurt is yogurt from which much of the liquid or “whey” has been drained before use. It is available in most major grocery stores.

Yield: 4 servings.

Serving size: 1 popsicle.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 50 calories, Carbohydrates: 8 g, Protein: 4 g, Fat: 0 g, Saturated Fat: 0 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 20 mg, Fiber: 1 g

https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/patriotic-popsicles/

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Quick and Easy Fruit Dessert Recipes

June 13, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Quick and Easy Fruit Dessert Recipes. What’s Summer without all the wonderful and delicious kinds of fruit! So here’s some Quick and Easy Fruit Dessert Recipes with recipes like; Peach-Blackberry Compote with Basil Syrup, Green Tea-Poached Pears with Matcha Cream, and Bananas Foster. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Quick and Easy Fruit Dessert Recipes
Find quick and easy fruit dessert recipes including easy recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Peach-Blackberry Compote with Basil Syrup
Fresh basil, which has a special affinity with peaches, is the secret ingredient in this sophisticated compote. The basil garnish gives guests a clue to the subtle flavor in the syrup……

Green Tea-Poached Pears with Matcha Cream
Green tea, delicately flavored with ginger and almond, makes a delightful poaching medium for pears……………….

Bananas Foster
This famous New Orleans banana dessert recipe gets a kick from rum (we like dark). Impress your friends with this healthy fruit dessert tonight!……………

* Click the link below to get all the Quick and Easy Fruit Dessert Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/19697/cooking-methods-styles/quick-easy/dessert/fruit/

Ohio Festivals June 13-16, 2019

June 12, 2019 at 7:24 AM | Posted in Festivals | Leave a comment
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June 13-15, 2019 16th Annual Avon Heritage Duct Tape Festival
Avon, Ohio
Annual three-day event celebrates duct tape, its enthusiasts and its wacky and fun uses. The festival also honors the history and heritage of the city that is proclaimed the “Duct Tape Capital” of the world – Avon, Ohio – the home of Duck brand duct tape. From sculptures and fashion to games and a parade, everything at the festival revolves around duct tape and the wonderful City of Avon.
https://www.duckbrand.com/festival/2019-avon-heritage-duck-tape-festival

 

June 13-16, 2019 59th Annual Kirtland Kiwanis Strawberry Festival
Kirtland, Ohio
Some of the events and activities include a food court featuring strawberry shortcakes, a strawberry pie contest, Miss Kirtland contest, rides, flea market and a parade.
https://www.kirtlandkiwanis.org/strawberryfestival

 

June 14-15, 2019 International Craft Beer Festival – Fairfield, Ohio
We’re exploring the world of craft beer this Father’s Day Weekend with our biggest beer event of the year! Jungle Jim’s International Craft Beer Festival is a two-night celebration of all things craft beer – brought to you by our award winning Beer Department, one of the Top 5 Beer Retailers in the country!
https://junglejims.com/calendar/

 

June 14-16, 2019 Festival of the Fish – Vermillion, Ohio
Theme for 2019: Hawaiian Luau. A reunion of family & friends. We feature daily entertainment, fresh Lake Erie perch sandwiches, kid’s games, food & craft booths, and parade, lighted boat parade, sand castle building contest, crazy craft races, and queen’s pageant.
http://vermilionchamber.net/festivals/fish-festival/

 

June 14-16, 2019 Versailles Poultry Days – Versailles, Ohio
The 68th annual event will have chicken dinners, entertainment, Miss Chick and Little Miss Poultry Days contests, rides and games for all ages, two parades, kiddie tractor pull, 5K Run, arts, crafts, flower, and photography shows, and the greatest Ultimate Frisbee Tournament in the world! Attendance: 25,000.
http://www.versaillespoultrydays.com/

 

June 15, 2019 Wine, Jazz & Art Fest – Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio
Ohio’s largst Free Admission Wine Festival.
http://www.oldfirehousewinery.com/events.shtml#events

Ohio Festivals June 5-8, 2019

June 5, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Festivals | Leave a comment
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June 5, 2019 – Celebrity Chef Tour – Cleveland, Ohio
Benefiting the James Beard Foundation, featuring Award-Winning Chefs
https://www.jamesbeard.org/celebrity-chef-tour

June 7-8, 2019 Annual Banana Split Festival – Wilmington, Ohio
Celebrating Wilmington’s claim as the birthplace of the Banana Split in 1907. Music, car show, crafts, games, etc.
https://bananasplitfestival.com/

June 7-9, 2019 55th Strawberry Festival – Bedford, Ohio
Presented by the Bedford Historical Society, the festival will offer plenty of berries with ice cream, entertainment, and a classic car show.
https://bedfordohiohistory.org/?event=strawberry-festival

June 8, 2019 Yellow Springs Street Fair – Yellow Springs, Ohio
An all-day festival with entertainment throughout the Village. Over 200 booths. Two Music Stages, a Beer Garden and Street Performers throughout town. A Festival like no other! June 8 and October 12, 2019 – 9am – 5pm.
http://www.yellowspringsohio.org/street-fair/

May 31-June 2, 2019 Newark Strawberry Festival – Newark, Ohio

May 29, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Festivals | Leave a comment
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May 31-June 2, 2019 Newark Strawberry Festival – Newark, Ohio

The annual festival, ‘Strawberries on the Square.’ will include entertainment throughout the weekend, Miss Strawberry Pageant, midway rides, food and craft vendors of all types, and of course our “world famous” Kiwanis Strawberry Shortcake.

https://www.troystrawberryfest.com/

Brown Sugar Strawberry Shortcakes

May 25, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | 1 Comment
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I came across a Delicious and Diabetic Friendly Dessert from the Diabetes Self Management, Brown Sugar Strawberry Shortcakes. Some of the ingredients you’ll need are; Strawberries, Sugar Substitute, Reduced Fat Baking Mix, Buttermilk, and more! You can find this recipe along with all the other Diabetic Friendly Recipes at the Diabetes Self Management website. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Brown Sugar Strawberry Shortcakes
Ingredients
2 cups fresh sliced strawberries
1/4 cup sugar substitute,* divided
2 cups reduced-fat biscuit baking mix
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/3 cup low-fat (1%) buttermilk
2 teaspoons margarine or butter, melted
2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
6 tablespoons reduced-fat whipped topping

Directions
1 – Preheat oven to 400°F. Spray baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.

2 – In medium bowl toss strawberries and 2 tablespoons sugar substitute. Set aside.

3 – In another medium bowl combine baking mix, remaining 2 tablespoons sugar substitute, and baking powder. Pour buttermilk over dry ingredients and stir gently with spoon until dough comes together. Remove dough from bowl, place on lightly floured surface, and pat into a 3/4- to 1-inch-thick circle.

4 – Cut dough into 6 portions. Round each piece into a circle and place on baking sheet. Brush with melted margarine and sprinkle 1 teaspoon brown sugar over each shortcake. Bake 12 to 15 minutes. Transfer to rack and let cool slightly.

5 – To assemble shortcakes: Split each shortcake in half. Place bottom half on dessert plates, cover with 1/3 cup berries, 1 tablespoon whipped topping and cake tops.

*This recipe was tested using sucralose-based sugar substitute.

Tip: Strawberries can be refrigerated, unwashed, for up to 3 days. Or, they may be frozen. To freeze strawberries, hull them and arrange them in a single layer on a jelly-roll pan. Place them in the freezer until they are frozen solid and then transfer them to storage containers. They will keep for up to 9 months.

Yield: 6 servings.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 190 calories, Carbohydrates: 37 g, Protein: 4 g, Fat: 5 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 1 mg, Sodium: 572 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/brown-sugar-strawberry-shortcakes/

Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Frozen Berry Ice Cream

May 2, 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 – Frozen Berry Ice Cream. This delicious Dessert is made using Strawberries, Peaches, Blueberries, Sugar Substitute, Vanilla, and Low Fat Vanilla Ice Cream. It’s only 69 calories and 15 carbs per serving! The Recipe comes from the Diabetes Self Management website. At the site you’ll find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes along with Diabetes News and Diabetes Management Tips. Plus you can subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine, one of my favorites! So Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Frozen Berry Ice Cream

Ingredients
8 ounces frozen unsweetened strawberries, partially thawed
8 ounces frozen unsweetened peaches, partially thawed
4 ounces frozen unsweetened blueberries, partially thawed
6 packets sugar substitute
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups sugar-free, low-fat vanilla ice cream
16 blueberries (optional)
4 small strawberries, halved (optional)
8 peach slices (optional)

Directions
1 – Combine partially thawed strawberries, peaches, blueberries, sugar substitute, and vanilla in food processor. Process until coarsely chopped.

2 – Add ice cream; process until well blended.

3 – Serve immediately for semi-soft texture or freeze until ready to serve. (If frozen, let stand 10 minutes to soften slightly.) Garnish each serving with 2 blueberries for “eyes,” 1 strawberry half for “nose,” and 1 peach slice for “smile.”

Yield: 8 servings.

Serving size: 1/2 cup.
Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 69 calories, Carbohydrates: 15 g, Protein: 3 g, Fat: 1 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 23 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/frozen-berry-ice-cream/

Very Strawberry Shortcake

February 12, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly | Leave a comment
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For Dinner you can prepare the recipe I left for BEEF RIBEYE AND ROOT VEGETABLES and for Dessert you can prepare Very Strawberry Shortcake. This recipe for Shortcake is with a Biscuit instead of a Sponge Cake. Splenda replaces the Sugar in the recipe. The Very Strawberry Shortcake is 120 calories and 22 carbs per serving. This recipe is from the CooksRecipes website which also has a huge selection of Recipes to please all tastes, diet, and cuisines. So Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Very Strawberry Shortcake

Very Strawberry ShortcakeUnlike the familiar little sponge cake, this is a sweet and tender biscuit filled with fresh strawberries that are laced with a splash of balsamic vinegar.

Recipe Ingredients:
Strawberry Filling
3 cups sliced fresh strawberries
2 tablespoons Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar

Shortcakes
2 1/2 cups reduced-fat biscuit mix
1 tablespoon Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
1 cup plain fat-free yogurt
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Fat-free frozen whipped topping, thawed (optional)
Mint sprigs (optional)

Cooking Directions:
1 – Strawberry Filling Directions: Stir together strawberries, 1/3 cup Splenda® Granulated Sweetener and balsamic vinegar; let stand 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
2 – Shortcake Directions: Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C).
3 – Combine biscuit mix and 1/3 cup Splenda® Granulated Sweetener in a large bowl.
4 – Stir together yogurt and vanilla; add to dry ingredients, stirring just until moistened.
5 – Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead 3 or 4 times. Pat dough to a 1/2-inch thickness. Cut with a 2 1/4-inch round cutter, reusing dough scraps, if necessary.
6 – Place shortcakes on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake 12 to 15 minutes.
7 – Serve warm with sliced strawberries. Garnish, if desired.
Makes 12 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/12 of recipe): Calories: 120; Calories from Fat: 5; Total Fat: 1g; Saturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 350mg; Total Carbs: 24g; Dietary Fiber: 2g; Sugars: 6g; Protein: 4g.

https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/very_strawberry_shortcake_recipe.html

 

It’s Nuts I tell you…VALENTINE’S PASSION GIFT TIN

January 24, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in nuts, NUTS COM | Leave a comment
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This week from the nuts.com website (https://nuts.com/) its VALENTINE’S PASSION GIFT TIN. Inside the Gift Tin you’ll find an assortment of our “passion” pastel chocolate strawberries and cherries, along with our chocolate-covered almonds and cashews. This is just one of the special Valentine Gifts that you can find at the Nuts site (https://nuts.com/) While at the site you can choose from items like; NUTS, DRIED FRUIT, CHOCOLATES and SWEETS, SNACKS, COFFEE and TEA, COOKING and BAKING, and GIFTS. Plus there’s FREE 1-2 day shipping on orders over $59, see for details. Most items may be purchased in small amounts or in bulk. So check it out today. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One!

 

 

 

 

 

VALENTINE’S PASSION GIFT TIN
Our Valentine’s Passion Gift Tin appeals to the passionate sensation of taste! We carefully selected some of our most succulent goods to create a gift your special someone will cherish. Includes our “passion” pastel chocolate strawberries and cherries, along with our chocolate-covered almonds and cashews. All lovingly packed in a gorgeous red tin.

This gift weighs approximately 2½ pounds.
https://nuts.com/gifts/gifttins/valentine-passion.html

 

 

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Kitchen Hint of the Day!

September 18, 2018 at 5:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Buying Strawberries………..

Look for berries that are red right up to the hull. No white tops. Make sure each has a healthy green top and the more fragrant the berry, the better taste. Enjoy those Strawberries!

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