Kitchen Hint of the Day!

November 21, 2017 at 6:18 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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You say Tomato………

For the best storage of tomatoes keep them stem side down in a cool place. If they’re still attached to the the stem, try to space them so that they’re not touching.

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Soup Special of the Day……..CHILI-BEAN SOUP

November 19, 2017 at 6:34 AM | Posted in Diabetic Gourmet Magazine, Soup Special of the Day | Leave a comment
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This week’s Soup Special of the Day is a CHILI-BEAN SOUP. The Soup is only 101 calories and 12 carbs per serving. It’s from one of my favorite recipe sites, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine. At the the site you’ll find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes for Appetizer Recipes, Breakfast and Brunch, Dessert Recipes, Holiday and Special Occasions, Main Course Recipes, and more! Check it out today. https://diabeticgourmet.com/

CHILI-BEAN SOUP

Ingredients

1/3 cup chopped green bell pepper1 small onion, chopped
1/3 pound lean round steak, sliced into very thin 1″ long strips
4 cups low-sodium beef bouillon
1-1/2 teaspoons each: chili powder and dried parsley flakes
3 cups canned peeled tomatoes (with juice), cut into pieces
3 tablespoons cornstarch, dissolved in 1/2 cup water
1 can (15 oz.) pink or pinto beans with juice

Directions

1 – In a large, heavy soup post sprayed with nonstick spray, stir-fry pepper and onion over medium-high heat until soft but not browned. Remove from pot and set aside.
2 – Re-spray pot with non-stick spray and brown beef strips over medium-high heat. Add cooked pepper and onion to pot. Add beef bouillon, chili powder, parsley, tomatoes with juice, cornstarch dissolved in water and beans with juice. Cover and simmer for 1 hour.

Recipe Yield: Servings: 8

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 101
Fat: 2.9 grams
Sodium: 395 milligrams
Cholesterol: 9 milligrams
Protein: 7.1 grams
Carbohydrates: 12 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/chili-bean-soup

“Meatless Monday’ Recipe of the Week – Queso Tortilla Torte

November 13, 2017 at 6:22 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s Meatless Monday Recipe of the Week is a Queso Tortilla Torte. Made with; Green Chilies, Onions, Refried Beans, Tomatoes, Cheese, and Corn Tortillas. You can find this recipe at the CooksRecipes website. The Cooks site has a huge selection of recipes for all cuisines and tastes! So Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Queso Tortilla Torte
Corn tortillas stacked and filled with a seasoned mixture of mild green chiles and green onions, refried beans and three types of cheese.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 cup green chiles, mild, diced, drained
3/4 cup green onions, chopped
1/2 tablespoon ground cumin*
24 (6-inch) corn tortillas
1 1/2 cups shredded Wisconsin Cheddar cheese
3 cups shredded Wisconsin Monterey Jack Hot Pepper cheese
2 cups refried beans
3 cups shredded Wisconsin Monterey Jack cheese
3/4 cup tomatoes, diced
Suggested garnishes: sour cream, hot peppers, red or green taco sauce

Cooking Directions:

1 – Mix together the green chiles, green onions and cumin.
2 – Assemble 6 tortillas on sheet pans lined with silicone paper, as follows:
3 – First Layer: Corn tortilla, 1/4 cup (about 2 ounces) green chile mixture and 2 tablespoons Wisconsin cheddar cheese.
4 – Second Layer: Corn tortilla, 1/2 cup Wisconsin Hot Pepper cheese.
5 – Third Layer: Corn tortilla, 1/3 cup (about 3 ounces) refried beans and 1/4 cup Wisconsin Monterey Jack cheese.
6 – Fourth Layer: Corn tortilla, 1/4 cup Wisconsin Monterey Jack cheese, 2 tablespoons tomato and 2 tablespoons Wisconsin cheddar cheese.
7 – Bake in oven at 375°F (190°C) for 8 to 10 minutes. Let stand 2 minutes.
8 – Cut each torta in half; serve one half atop the other. Or cut into quarters; do not stack. Garnish as desired.
Makes 12 quesadillas.

Variations:

* You may replace the Asadero with any of these Wisconsin cheeses: Wisconsin Monterey Jack, Queso Oaxaca, Queso Quesadilla, Muenster or Fontina.
* Add cooked crumbled ground beef, pork or chorizo to potato mixture.
* For spicier quesadilla, use 1 can mild and 1 can hot green chiles.
http://www.cooksrecipes.com/mless/queso_tortilla_torte_recipe.html

Soup Special of the Day………..Slow Cooker Pot Roast Soup SUNDAY

November 5, 2017 at 6:30 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, soup, Soup Special of the Day | Leave a comment
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This week’s Soup Special of the Day is Slow Cooker Pot Roast Soup. Get your Slow Cooker out and get the Beef Shoulder Roast Boneless Roast in along with all the other ingredients, cook on low for 8-9 hours, and the Soup is Served! This one makes my mouth water just thinking about it! The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you’ll find a huge selection of recipes for all cuisines and tastes. Enjoy and eat Healthy! http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

 

Slow Cooker Pot Roast Soup
Put this make-ahead soup on early in the day to serve an easy, near-effortless “meal-in-a-bowl” that evening.

This recipe is an excellent source of protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, iron, selenium and zinc; and a good source of fiber.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 beef Shoulder Roast Boneless (2 1/2 pounds)
2 cups chopped onions
1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes with green peppers and onions, undrained
1 cup frozen hash brown potatoes (cubes)
1 cup beef broth
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 cups broccoli slaw*
1/2 cup frozen peas

Cooking Directions:

Cut beef roast into 12 equal pieces. Place in 4 1/2 to 5 1/2-quart slow cooker. Add onions, tomatoes, potatoes, broth, garlic, thyme, salt and pepper. Cover and cook on HIGH 5 to 6 hours, or on LOW 8 to 9 hours, or until beef is fork-tender. (No stirring is necessary during cooking.)
Stir in broccoli slaw; continue cooking, covered, 30 minutes or until broccoli slaw is crisp-tender. Turn off slow cooker. Stir in peas; let stand, covered, 5 minutes.
Makes 6 servings.

*Sold in packages in the fresh produce section of supermarkets.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/6 of recipe): 295 calories; 8 g fat (2 g saturated fat; 4 g monounsaturated fat); 100 mg cholesterol; 686 mg sodium; 20 g carbohydrate; 3.6 g fiber; 35 g protein; 4.3 mg niacin; 0.5 mg vitamin B6; 3.2 mcg vitamin B12; 5.3 mg iron; 33.3 mcg selenium; 8.7 mg zinc

http://www.cooksrecipes.com/soup/slow_cooker_pot_roast_soup_recipe.html

Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week – Cincinnati Style 3-Way Turkey Chili

October 20, 2017 at 5:28 AM | Posted in Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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This week’s Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week – Cincinnati Style 3-Way Turkey Chili. Made with JENNIE-O® Lean Ground Turkey along with assorted Spices, Spaghetti, and Cheese. Being from and living in the Cincinnati area, you must have Cheese, Oyster Crackers, and Hot Sauce to make this dish complete! We love our Chili in this area! You can find this recipe at the Jennie – O Turkey website along with all the other delicious and healthy recipes. Enjoy and Make the SWITCH! https://www.jennieo.com/

 

Cincinnati Style 3-Way Turkey Chili
Can Cincinnati Chili taste just as great made with turkey? Find out for yourself by whipping up this delicious turkey chili recipe tonight, featuring Cincinnati-style meat sauce, spaghetti noodles and cheese.

INGREDIENTS

1 (16-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Lean Ground Turkey
1 cup diced onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 tablespoons chili powder
¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¾ teaspoon paprika
¾ teaspoon ground allspice
pinch ground cloves
2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
1½ tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
1 (14-ounce) can low-sodium tomato sauce
1 (14-ounce) can diced tomatoes
1 cup water
1½ tablespoons cider vinegar
1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
1 pound spaghetti noodles, cook according to package directions
shredded Cheddar cheese, if desired

DIRECTIONS

1) Cook ground turkey as specified on the package. Always cook to well-done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer. Add onion, garlic, chili powder, cinnamon, paprika, allspice, cloves, brown sugar and cocoa powder; stir and cook 2 minutes.
2) Add broth, tomato sauce, tomatoes, water, vinegar and hot pepper sauce. Stir until blended. Bring sauce to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer. Simmer 15 minutes or until sauce thickens.
3) To serve, add cooked noodles to bowl. Ladle sauce over spaghetti. Sprinkle with cheese, if desired.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING
Calories 330
Protein 22 g
Carbohydrates 42 g
Fiber 5 g
Sugars 10 g
Fat7g
Cholesterol 55 mg
Sodium 210 mg
Saturated Fat 2 g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/818-cincinnati-style-3-way-turkey-chili

Bean and Turkey Quesadillas

October 20, 2017 at 5:25 AM | Posted in Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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I have a bonus Jennie – O Recipe to pass along today, 2 recipes are better than one! The recipe is for Bean and Turkey Quesadillas. These are made with using JENNIE-O® DELI FAVORITES® Oven Roasted, Reduced Sodium Turkey Breast. You’ll also be using Refried Beans, Chili Powder, Tomatoes, Scallions, Cheese, and Salsa all wrapped in a Flour Tortilla. You can find this recipe at the Jennie – O Turkey website. Enjoy and Make the SWITCH! https://www.jennieo.com/

 

Bean and Turkey Quesadillas
A quick, delicious Mexican favorite that’s a big hit with the kids. Made with refried beans, a sprinkle of chili powder and JENNIE-O® Oven Roasted Turkey Breast straight from the deli counter. Muy Bueno!

INGREDIENTS

2 tablespoons vegetable oil
4 flour tortillas
1 cup refried beans
1 teaspoon chili powder
¾ pound JENNIE-O® DELI FAVORITES® Oven Roasted, Reduced Sodium Turkey Breast, from the service deli
1 large tomato, chopped
4 scallions, sliced
½ cup shredded Cheddar cheese
salsa and sour cream, if desired

DIRECTIONS

1) Heat griddle or skillet to 375°F. Lightly brush vegetable oil on 1 side of each tortilla. Turn 2 tortillas over, oil side down, and evenly divide half of the refried beans and chili powder. Place 1 tortilla with beans, oil side down on hot griddle and top with turkey, tomato, scallions and cheese.
2) Place second single tortilla, oil side up, onto turkey mixture. Cook until bottom is lightly browned; turn quesadilla over. Cook second side until quesadilla is browned and turkey mixture is thoroughly heated.
3) Repeat with remaining 2 tortillas and ingredients. Cut each quesadilla into fourths and serve with salsa and sour cream, if desired.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING
Calories 350
Protein 26 g
Carbohydrates 26 g
Fiber4g
Sugars 2
Fat 16 g
Cholesterol45mg
Sodium 960 mg
Saturated Fat 5 g

https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/47-bean-and-turkey-quesadillas

Halloween Taco Turkey Peppers

October 8, 2017 at 5:12 AM | Posted in Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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It’s an early Halloween Treat recipe, Halloween Taco Turkey Peppers. Made with JENNIE-O® Lean Taco Seasoned Ground Turkey along with Red Onion, Garlic, and Tomatoes. Then all the ingredients are stuffed into Bell Peppers and baked. You can find this recipe on the Jennie – O Turkey website along with all the other delicious and healthy recipes. So Enjoy and Make the SWITCH! https://www.jennieo.com/

 

Halloween Taco Turkey Peppers

INGREDIENTS

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 (16-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Lean Taco Seasoned Ground Turkey
1 small red onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes
6 medium bell peppers

DIRECTIONS

1) Heat oven to 400°F.
2) In large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add ground turkey, onion and garlic and cook 14 to 16 minutes or until turkey is cooked through. Always cook to well-done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer. Stir in tomatoes and cook 3 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes.
3) Cut tops off peppers and carefully remove seeds and membranes. Using a sharp knife cut decorated faces into sides of peppers. Spoon turkey mixture into peppers and replace tops.
4) Place in lightly greased baking dish. Bake 20 minutes.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING
Calories190
Protein15g
Carbohydrates13g
Fiber4g
Sugars9g
Fat9g
Cholesterol55mg
Sodium480mg
Saturated Fat2.5g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/1211-halloween-taco-turkey-peppers

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

October 7, 2017 at 5:22 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Thank you to Paula H. for sharing this hint…….

 

I had never heard of this one – Soggy tomatoes soaked overnight in salt water should be firm once more.

Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week – Classic Turkey Sandwich

September 29, 2017 at 5:27 AM | Posted in Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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This week’s Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week is – Classic Turkey Sandwich. Classic Comfort Food for this week’s recipe, a Classic Turkey Sandwich. Using both JENNIE-O® Turkey Bacon and JENNIE-O® Herb Roasted Turkey Breast with toppings of Tomato and Lettuce served on Wheat Bread. Easy, Simple, and Delicious! You can find this recipe and find out about the Jennie – O Turkey products that make the recipe all at the Jennie – O Turkey website. Enjoy and Make the SWITCH! https://www.jennieo.com/

 

Classic Turkey Sandwich
It’s called the classic turkey sandwich because it’s the most-popular—and for good reason. Piled high with lettuce, tomato, lean turkey bacon, and herb roasted turkey breast, this recipe is under 300 calories per serving.

INGREDIENTS

2 slices JENNIE-O® Turkey Bacon
2 slices wheat bread
1 lettuce leaf
2 slices JENNIE-O® Herb Roasted Turkey Breast, from the service deli
2 to 3 slices tomato

DIRECTIONS

1) Cook turkey bacon as specified on the package. Always cook to well-done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer. Set aside.
2) Top one slice of bread with lettuce, turkey, bacon and tomato. Add remaining bread.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING
Calories270
Protein23g
Carbohydrates27g
Fiber2g
Sugars5g
Fat9g
Cholesterol50mg
Sodium970mg
Saturated Fat1.5g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/576-classic-turkey-sandwich

Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – 4 Bean Bison Chili

September 13, 2017 at 5:23 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | 2 Comments
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This week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week is 4 Bean Bison Chili. Chili is good year-around but it always seems to taste better in the Fall and Winter! So with Autumn just around the corner what better recipe to share from Wild Idea Buffalo. Made with the always delicious Wild Idea Ground Bison. Just add the other ingredients and your on your way to enjoy some delicious and healthy Chili! You can find this recipe and purchase the Wild Idea Ground Bison along with all the other great Wild Idea Products on the Wild Idea Buffalo website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

 

4 Bean Bison Chili
Serves 10
If you are looking for a great chili to bring to your next cook-off or football game, then try this recipe and let the compliments roll in. Even better the second (or third) day – if there’s leftovers.

INGREDIENTS:

2 pounds ground bison
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 onion, chopped
2 tablespoons fresh garlic, chopped
2 tablespoons cumin
2½ tablespoons chili powder
½ tablespoon oregano
½ tablespoon thyme
2 teaspoons coriander
½ teaspoon each smoked paprika and cayenne
1 tablespoon black pepper
2 teaspoons salt
1 Quart stewed tomatoes
1 Quart tomato sauce
8 golden pepperoncini, diced + juices
1 15oz can each: butter beans, black beans, kidney beans, and pinto beans, (drained – but not rinsed)
1 lemon, juiced
2 cups water

PREPARATION:

1.) Mix all dry spices together.
2.) In heavy stew pot, over medium high heat, heat olive oil.
3.) Add Wild Idea bison meat, crumbling into small pieces. Lightly brown, stirring constantly for 4 minutes.
4.) Add onion, garlic and seasonings. Continue to brown, stirring occasionally for 10 minutes.
5.) Add remaining ingredients and bring to a full boil. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for ½ to 1 hour, or until desired thickness is achieved.

Adjust seasoning to taste. Garnish with fresh lime or lemon wedges, fresh chopped cilantro, sour cream, or grated cheddar cheese. Serve with Cheesy Jalapeño Corn Bread, recipe included with purchase, upon request.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/55667393-4-bean-bison-chili

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