Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – Pasta Pie

September 25, 2019 at 6:03 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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This week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week is – Pasta Pie. This is made using Wild Idea Ground Buffalo along with Jill’s Italian Seasoning, Pasta, Pesto (Recipe Included), Spinach, Tomatoes, Mozzarella Cheese, Parmesan Cheese, Eggs, Cream, and Seasonings. Suggested side dish would be a Salad. You can find this Recipe and purchase the Wild Idea Ground Buffalo along with all the other Wild Idea Products at the Wild Idea Buffalo website. So Enjoy and make 2019 a Healthy One! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

Pasta Pie (serves 8)
Made with garden fresh ingredients this recipe believe it or not is light and so good. Serve it up with a delicious salad for a simple, fab, flavorful meal!

Ingredients:

1 – pound Wild Idea Ground Buffalo
1 – tablespoon olive oil
1 – 1 oz. pkg. Jill’s Italian Seasoning (or other Italian seasoning)
8 – ounces pasta, linguini, spaghetti or other, cooked el dente
½ – cup pesto (*recipe below or pre-made pesto)
2 – cups packed, chopped, fresh spinach
1 – cup chopped tomatoes, seeded
8 – ounces shredded mozzarella cheese
4 – ounces shredded parmesan cheese
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 Italian seasonings and stir in to incorporate. Break up the meat with a spatula as you stir and continue to brown the meat.
Remove meat from heat and cover.
3 – Lightly oil into a deep-dish pie pan.
4 – In a large bowl toss the pasta with the pesto.
5 – Add the meat, spinach, tomatoes, the mozzarella cheese and half of the parmesan cheese, tossing to incorporate.
6 – Whisk the eggs with the cream and toss into the pasta mixture.
7 – Press the ingredients into a deep-dish pie pan and cover with foil.
8 – Bake at 375° for 30 minutes.
9 – Uncover the pie and cover with remaining Parmesan cheese and continue to cook until cheese is melted.
10 – Remove form the oven and allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving.
11 – Drizzle with a little more pesto and garnish with fresh tomatoes. Note: If making ahead of time and refrigerating for baking later increase cooking time by 10 minutes.

Basil Pesto
Ingredients:

2 – cups fresh basil leaves, packed
2 – cups shredded Parmesan cheese
3 – garlic cloves, chopped
1 – teaspoon salt
1 – teaspoon pepper (I like a little more)
1 – tablespoon lemon juice (I like a little more)
1 – cup olive oil

Preparation: Place all ingredients in blender and puree until smooth. Refrigerate.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/meat-pies-oh-my

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Kitchen Hint of the Day!

September 18, 2019 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Boil the water…………

Need to quickly peel tomatoes for a recipe? The easiest way is to place them in a pot of boiling water for a minute. The skins will practically fall off.

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

September 11, 2019 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Tomatoes……………

 

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

It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday – Turkey Taco Chili

August 24, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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This week’s It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday is a recipe for Turkey Taco Chili. Made using JENNIE-O® Lean Ground Turkey along with Onion, Garlic, Taco Seasoning, Ranch Dressing Mix, Tomatoes, Beans, and Corn. For a perfect side you could prepare some Corn Muffins. You can find this recipe along with all the other Delicious and Healthy Jennie – O Recipes at the Jennie – O Turkey website. Enjoy and Make the SWITCH in 2018! https://www.jennieo.com/

Turkey Taco Chili
What happens when you bring two favorites—chili and tacos—together? Taste for yourself. This simple and hearty chili recipe will have your kids running to the table. Make it a new go-to weeknight dinner recipe.

INGREDIENTS
1 (16-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Lean Ground Turkey
½ small yellow onion, chopped
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 (1-ounce) low-sodium taco seasoning
1 (1-ounce) package ranch salad dressing and seasoning mix
4 cups water or low-sodium chicken broth
1 (10-ounce) can diced tomatoes and green chiles
1 (15.5-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 (15.5-ounce) pinto beans, drained and rinsed
1 (14-ounce) can corn kernels, drained
corn muffins, if desired

DIRECTIONS
1) Cook turkey as specified on the package. Always cook to well-done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer. Add onion, garlic, taco seasoning and ranch dressing; stir. Add water, tomatoes, beans and corn. Heat 20 to 30 minutes or until hot.
2) Serve with corn muffins, if desired.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING

Calories 360
Protein 26g
Carbohydrates 48g
Fiber 12g
Sugars 5g
Fat 8g
Cholesterol 55mg
Sodium 690mg
Saturated Fat 2.5g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/820-turkey-taco-chili

New Ways to Eat Tomatoes This Summer

August 11, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From theEatingWell website and Magazine its New Ways to Eat Tomatoes This Summer. Delicious and Healthy New Ways to Eat Tomatoes This Summer with recipes like; Heirloom Tomato Salad with Charred Corn and Pepper Salsa, Tomato Bun Tuna Melt, and Sheet-Pan Pork and Cherry Tomatoes. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.eatingwell.com/

New Ways to Eat Tomatoes This Summer
Have an abundance of fresh tomatoes? As delicious as BLTs and chopped salads are, they can get old fairly fast. So try one of these new tomato recipes this summer, including tomato bun tuna melts, baked salmon with fresh tomatoes, fried green tomatoes, homemade tomato sauce, beautiful heirloom tomato salads and even vegan “tuna” sushi.

Heirloom Tomato Salad with Charred Corn and Pepper Salsa
The roasted pepper and corn salsa that tops this gorgeous tomato salad has a kick from the tart sherry vinegar and moderately spicy and fruity Aleppo pepper. Red-wine vinegar and ground ancho chile are good alternatives. Grill some chicken, fish or other protein along with the corn for an easy summer dinner………….

Tomato Bun Tuna Melt
Make a bun out of a tomato in this healthy low-carb tuna melt recipe that swaps bread for veggies. You save 23 grams of carbohydrate and get 1 veggie serving while you’re at it!………….

Sheet-Pan Pork and Cherry Tomatoes
Rutabaga is a root vegetable that tastes like cabbage and turnips had a baby. Start roasting it in the oven first while you prep the tomatoes and pork. As the tomatoes cook, they burst and create a delicious sauce to mix with the balsamic vinegar at the end…………….

* Click the link below to get all the – New Ways to Eat Tomatoes This Summer
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/23061/ingredients/vegetables/tomato/new-tomatoes-summer/slideshow/new-ways-to-eat-tomatoes-this-summer/

Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week – Turkey Ham Stuffed Avocados

August 9, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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This week’s Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week is a Turkey Ham Stuffed Avocados. Its Jennie – O Turkey Snacks and Appetizers this week! To make this delicious and healthy Snack you’ll need; JENNIE-O® Turkey Ham, Avocados, Cream Cheese, Tomatoes, Salt, Pepper, Cayenne Pepper, Egg Substitute, and Cotija Cheese. You can find this recipe at the Jennie – O Turkey website along with all the other Delicious and Healthy Jennie – O Recipes. Enjoy and Make the SWITCH in 2019! https://www.jennieo.com/

Turkey Ham Stuffed Avocados
In the mood to ham it up? Turkey Ham Stuffed Avocados are like loaded baked potatoes only better. Make them to enjoy a fast and nutritious snack with JENNIE-O® Turkey Ham anytime.

INGREDIENTS
4 avocados, halved and pitted
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
¼ cup chopped tomatoes
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
1 pinch cayenne pepper
1 cup egg substitute
10 ounces JENNIE-O® Turkey Ham, diced and browned
½ cup crumbled Cotija cheese

DIRECTIONS
1) Scoop flesh of each avocado, leaving about a ⅛-inch border and place in medium bowl. Add cream cheese, tomatoes, salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper; mix well to combine. Spoon mixture into avocado halves.
2) In medium non-stick skillet, over medium heat, cook eggs just until set. Place a small amount of egg on top of each avocado. Top with turkey ham and crumbled cheese.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING

Calories 260
Protein 12g
Carbohydrates 10g
Fiber 6g
Sugars 2g
Fat 22g
Cholesterol 20mg
Sodium 580mg
Saturated Fat 6g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/1240-turkey-ham-stuffed-avocados

Ohio Festivals August 9-11, 2019

August 7, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Festivals | Leave a comment
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August 8-10, 2019 Reynoldsburg Tomato Festival – Reynoldsburg, Ohio
The Reynoldsburg Tomato Festival has been a tradition in our city for over 50 years. The idea of the first Tomato Festival surfaced in October of 1965 when the dedication plaque was placed in front of the municipal building recognizing Alexander Livingston for his contributions to the City and declaring Reynoldsburg the birthplace of the tomato. Attendance: 35,000.
https://www.reytomatofest.com/

August 8-11, 2019 49th Ohio Valley Antique Machinery Show
Georgetown, Ohio
Antique/craft/flea market, 4 parades, tractors, engines & equipment, Sunday antique car show, camping & RV sites, baby costume contest, entertainment, antique and garden tractor pulls, covered bridge, log cabin livin’, threshing, sawmill, rock crushing, canning, broom making, grist mill, block making, shingle mill, blacksmith, etc.
http://www.ovams.com/

August 9, 2019 12th Annual Summer Harvest Gourmet Gala
Tiffin, Ohio
The Gala is a gourmet food and wine event that benefits the Franciscan Earth Literacy Center and Seeds of Hope Farm in Tiffin. The event celebrates local and seasonal cuisine by featuring the chemical-free, fresh produce, herbs, poultry and eggs from Seeds of Hope Farm. Chefs representing area restaurants and businesses from northwest Ohio and around the country participate in the Gala. Each chef plans his or her menu based on the available produce and other seasonal items from the Farm.
http://felctiffin.org/

August 9-11, 2019 North Ridgeville Corn Festival
North Ridgeville, Ohio
The annual festival will feature Sweet’s corn steamed or roasted. Enjoy musical entertainment, parade, arts and crafts show, amusement rides, games, food, corn eating contest, 5 & 10k run, car show and horseshoe tournament.
http://www.nrcornfest.org/

August 9-11, 2019
Germanfest Picnic
Dayton, Ohio
Presented by Dayton Liederkranz-Turner, the annual picnic will feature continuous live music, authentic German food, keg tapping, crafts, genealogy support, and kid zone.
http://daytongermanclub.org/

August 10, 2019
Backyard Bash – Fairfield, Ohio
Summer is in full swing, and it’s time to relax, soak up the sun, and, more importantly, eat delicious food! With over 40 booths serving Bacon, Cheese, Barbecue, Seafood and much, much more, your options are vast, with over 200 products to sample! Sip on a refreshing sample from our Craft Beer Garden or purchase a mouthwatering summer cocktail at one of The Oscar Event Center bars. This will be our largest summer extravaganza, so why not start a new summer tradition with family and friends? Plus, if you find something you love, every product sampled in the show can be purchased inside Jungle Jim’s! So the festival really goes on all year long!

https://junglejims.com/backyard-bash-2/

Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – BUFFALO ITALIAN SAUSAGE PIADINA

July 31, 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 is Buffalo Italian Sausage Piadina. An Italian Flat Bread that’s topped with Wild Idea Buffalo Italian Sausage, Mozzarella, Mushrooms, and Tomatoes. You can find this recipe and purchase the Wild Idea Buffalo Italian Sausage along with all the Wild Idea Products at the Wild Idea Buffalo website. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! http://wildideabuffalo.com/

 

 

 

BUFFALO ITALIAN SAUSAGE PIADINA

Piadina is Italian Flat bread that is delicious by itself or used in replace of bread to make a sandwich or as a crust for pizza. The dough is wonderful to work with and the aroma will bring volunteer taste testers to your door. Great for easy entertaining, just prepare your crust, have toppings ready and have guests build their own!

(Serves 8 )
Piadina Dough Ingredients:Buffalo Italian Sausage Piadina

1 pkg. quick yeast
½ cup warm water
½ cup flour
3 ½ cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup cold water
2 tablespoons olive oil

Buffalo Piadina Toppings:

8 oz. fresh mozzarella, sliced
1 portabella mushroom, sliced
1 lb. Wild Idea Buffalo Italian Sausage, coarse crumbled and sautéed
4 Roma Tomatoes, sliced, sprinkle with salt & pepper
1 cup fresh basil, julienned
4 oz. parmesan, grated + more for passing

1 – Mix yeast, water and ½ cup flour together.
2 – Cover and let rest for 20 minutes. Mixture will be double in size and bubble.buffalo-italian-sausage-piadina-ingredients
3 – Add remaining flour, salt, water and olive oil, knead together for 5 minutes.
4 – Place in lightly oiled bowl, cover and allow dough to double in size. About 2 hours.
5 – Divide dough into 8 pieces and roll out on a lightly floured surface into 8 inch circles.
6 – Place grill tiles or bricks on grill grates and turn heat to 400*.
7 – Place rolled dough on tiles and grill for 1 minute each side, or until dough has puffed slightly and become lightly browned. Keep grill lid closed during cooking.
8 – Place crust on pizza stone or make individual pans of foiled parchment and top with favorite toppings. Keep toppings in balance so all flavors are equally represented.
9 – Return prepared pizza to 400* grill. Close lid and continue to cook for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
* Remove from grill. Cut each pizza into 4. Serve with green salad for a complete meal.
http://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/93472961-buffalo-italian-sausage-piadina

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Spaghetti Squash Casserole

July 22, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is – Spaghetti Squash Casserole. Spaghetti Squash layered with Vegetables, Seasonings, and Cheese. The recipe has several versions of this recipe, some Vegetarian and some with Meat. This recipe comes from the CooksRecipes website. At the Cook’s site you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please everyone so check it out today! Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Spaghetti Squash Casserole
This versatile and wholesome layered veggie and cheese casserole makes a great meatless main dish or a hearty side dish.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 spaghetti squash
2 large carrots, julienned
2 stalks celery, julienned
1 large yellow onion, julienned
1 green or red bell pepper, julienned
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
Red pepper flakes to taste (optional)
Salt to taste
3 to 5 garlic cloves, finely minced
1/2 teaspoon dried basil leaves, or to taste
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves, or to taste
Ground allspice for sprinkling
3/4 pound shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Cooking Directions:
1 – Cut squash lengthwise and place the halves skin-side down in a large baking pan with an inch of water. Cover the pan with foil and bake at 350°F (175°C) for about 45 minutes, or until tender. (See note.)
2 – Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a skillet and add the onion and carrot. Sauté over medium heat for 5 minutes. Add remaining vegetables, red pepper flakes and season with salt, as desired. Sauté, stirring frequently, until vegetables are nearly tender, about 7 to 10 minutes.
3 – Add crushed tomatoes, garlic, basil, oregano and a sprinkling of ground allspice. Simmer uncovered for 15 minutes.
4 – Remove squash from oven and allow to cool until you can handle it. Remove seeds with a spoon and squeeze any excess water out of meat. Remove meat and break it up into strands with a fork.
5 – Mix squash well with vegetables and put half in the bottom of a large, lightly greased baking dish. Top with half the cheeses, the remaining squash mixture, and remaining half of the cheeses.
6 – Bake in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for 30 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and slightly browned. Let cool 15 to 20 minutes before serving.

Makes 6 to 8 servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/mless/spaghetti-squash-casserole-recipe.html

Sunday’s Chicken Dinner Recipe – MOROCCAN CHICKEN WITH EGGPLANT-ZUCCHINI RAGOUT

July 14, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Diabetic Gourmet Magazine, Sunday's Chicken Dinner | Leave a comment
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This week’s Sunday’s Chicken Dinner Recipe is a recipe for MOROCCAN CHICKEN WITH EGGPLANT-ZUCCHINI RAGOUT. Sunday Dinner Moroccan Style! Using Sunday’s Chicken Dinner Recipe along with Spices, Eggplant, Zucchini, Onion, Garlic, Tomatoes, and Green Olives. The recipe is from the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website which is home to a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes for any Meal or Occasion so be sure to check it out! Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

MOROCCAN CHICKEN WITH EGGPLANT-ZUCCHINI RAGOUT

Ingredients

1-1/2 to 2 pounds chicken leg quarters
3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 teaspoon salt, divided
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
1 small eggplant, cut into 1/2-inch dice
1 medium zucchini, cut into 1/2-inch dice
1 small onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup white wine or water
1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes with juices
1/4 cup pimento-stuffed green olives, roughly chopped
2 tablespoons capers, rinsed
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon sugar
2 tablespoons parsley, minced

Directions

1 – In large skillet over medium high-heat, warm 2 tablespoons olive oil. Season leg quarters with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper. Add leg quarters to pan, skin-side down. Brown chicken, turning once, 8 to 10 minutes per side. Remove chicken to plate and drain off all but 2 tablespoons oil.
2 – Add eggplant to hot pan and cook, stirring, 5 minutes. Add remaining tablespoon olive oil, along with zucchini, onion and garlic. Cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
3 – Raise heat to high and add white wine to pan, stirring to scrape up any browned bits. Add all other ingredients, except parsley, and place chicken legs in mixture. Bring to boil, reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer for 35 to 40 minutes or until cooked through or until an instant read thermometer reads 170F.
4 – To serve, place some of the eggplant ragout onto plates, top with a leg quarter and sprinkle with parsley.

NOTES:
The word ragout refers to a main dish, French-style stew. It is typically hearty and features well-seasoned meat or fish, often stewed along with vegetables. This is a very flavorful ragout which features chicken, eggplant, zucchini, tomatoes and olives.

Recipe Yield: Yield: 4 servings

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 370
Fat: 20 grams
Saturated Fat: 4 grams
Fiber: 6 grams
Sodium: 900 milligrams
Protein: 28 grams
Carbohydrates: 17 grams
Sugars: 8 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipe/moroccan-chicken-with-eggplant-zucchini-ragout

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