Thursday, April 26, 2018

It's Nuts I tell you.............ARRABBIATA DRIED SAUCE MIX

This week from the website ( its Spices -ARRABBIATA DRIED SAUCE MIX. A perfect way to Spice up Pasta Dishes! Made up using Garlic, Hot Pepper, Parsley, and Basil. At the Nuts Site you'll find 104 Herbs and Spices items! But besides these selections you can find items like; NUTS, DRIED FRUIT, CHOCOLATES and SWEETS, SNACKS, COFFEE and TEA, COOKING and BAKING, and GIFTS. Most items can be purchased in bulk or small amounts. Plus there's FREE shipping on orders over $59, see for details. So be sure to check their website out today! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018!

Arrabbiata may mean “angry” in Italian, but you’ll be the opposite of angry once you taste a dish
made with this arrabbiata dried sauce mix! “Angry” simply refers to the spiciness of the peppers. Arrabbiata sauce is a favorite in central and southern Italy. To make spaghetti alla mezzanotte, use a few tablespoons of this sauce mix, reconstitute with water, saute in olive oil, and toss with pasta. Sprinkle your dish with Italian parsley before serving.

The ingredients in this arrabbiata dried sauce mix are garlic, hot pepper, parsley, and basil.

Garlic, hot pepper, parsley, basil. Packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, and milk products.

Store in a cool dry place. Refrigeration is not needed

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Our Best Grilled Fish and Seafood Recipes

From the Diabetic Living Online website its - Our Best Grilled Fish and Seafood Recipes. Delicious and healthy Grilled Fish and Seafood Recipes like; Open-Face Barbecue Tilapia Sandwiches, Grilled Herbed Salmon, and Grilled Fish Tacos with Pineapple Salsa. Find these recipes and many more all at the Diabetic Living Online website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018!

Our Best Grilled Fish and Seafood Recipes
Grilled fish and seafood dishes are yummy additions to a healthful diabetes meal plan. From savory salmon and scallops to tasty tilapia and tuna, these grilled fish and seafood recipes are light yet satisfying.

Open-Face Barbecue Tilapia Sandwiches
Grilled fish nestled on a bed of crunchy coleslaw and capped with a drizzle of barbecue sauce makes these diabetes-friendly sandwiches sure to please..........

Grilled Herbed Salmon
This recipe provides two yummy, lower-calorie sauces. Pair the grilled salmon with the peppy blackberry sauce, or opt for the creamy dill sauce instead. Feeling daring? Try a little of both..........

Grilled Fish Tacos with Pineapple Salsa
These flavor-packed fish tacos are made with summer in mind. Tip: Grilling the fish skin-side down until the last minute makes turning it a cinch...........

* Click the link below to get all the Our Best Grilled Fish and Seafood Recipes

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

When grilling fish..........

Brush grill grates generously with oil to prevent fish from sticking; grates should be 4 to 6 inches from heat source.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Grilled Ham and Swiss on Sour Dough Bread w/ Baked Fries

Dinner Tonight; Grilled Ham and Swiss on Sour Dough Bread w/ Baked Fries

For Breakfast I had one of my favorites, Skillet Potatoes and Ham for Breakfast. I used 1 package of Simply Potatoes Steakhouse Seasoned Diced Potatoes and a package of Meijer Diced Ham to prepare
it. Just cook the Potatoes according to the package instructions and with about 5 minutes of cooking time left add the Diced Ham. I topped it with a sprinkle of Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese. Also had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Started a load of laundry for Mom and did some quick house cleaning. I had to have Mom up to the center where Dad is to sign some insurance papers. As she signed those I went and spent some time with Dad. Back home later I did some cleaning of the outdoor chairs and table and then cleaned up the shed. For Dinner tonight its a Grilled Ham and Swiss on Sour Dough Bread w/ Baked Fries.

To prepare the Sandwiches I’ll need; Boar’s Head Sweet Slice Ham, Sargento Reduced Fat Swiss
Cheese, French’s Yellow Mustard, Kraft Reduced Fat Mayo w/ Olive Oil, and Goldminer California Sourdough Bread. I used the flat top Griddle to grill it with. I sprayed the griddle with a very light coat of Pam Cooking Spray and spread about 1/2 tablespoon of Blue Bonnet Light Butter on it. Heated it on medium heat. I also turned the oven on at 425 degrees, for the Fries.

While the griddle was heating I got the Sandwich ready to grill. Took a slice of the Sour Dough Bread
and topped it with some of the Kraft Mayo, the Boar’s Head Ham, the Sargento Swiss, French’s Mustard, and added the top slice of the Sour Dough Bread. I then Buttered the bottom and top halves of the Bread with Blue Bonnet Butter. With the griddle heated I grilled my Sandwich. Grilled the bottom half just over 3 minutes, then flipped it over and grilled the other side about 2 1/2 minutes. Until both sides were golden brown! I love Grilled Sandwiches!

I had already preheated the oven, so as the Sandwich was finishing cooking I baked my Fries, I’m
using Alexia Organic Yukon Select Fries. Seasoned them with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Black Peppercorn Medley. Baked them at 425 degrees for 16 minutes. They bake up beautifully and seasoned just right, excellent Shoestring Fry! Plus they are only 120 calories and 15 net carbs. It’s an easy prepared but hot and filling meal. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Coke Zero to drink. Nothing to eat or drink but water after 11:00 tonight, I have to fast. I have to be at the Doctor's Office at 8:00, testing cholesterol, sugar, and such.

Boar’s Head Sweet Slice Boneless Smoked Ham
With natural juices.

Enjoy the exceptional flavor of a traditional bone-in ham without the bone. Available in the Deli
retail case as a center of the plate item or at the Service Deli sliced by the pound for a sandwich of note.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 2 oz (56g)
Servings Per Container Varied
Amount Per Serving
Calories 60 Calories from Fat 20
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.5g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Trans Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.5g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 520mg 22%
Potassium 160mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 10g 20%

Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week - BUFFALO TORTILLA SOUP

This week's Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week is - BUFFALO TORTILLA SOUP. Made using one of my favorites, the Wild Idea PULLED BUFFALO CHUCK ROAST. This is so delicious! Seasoned just right and it just melts in your mouth. So it's a Tortilla Soup with a twist. Below is the full recipe and also a link to purchase the PULLED BUFFALO CHUCK ROAST. Plus at the Wild Idea Buffalo website you can purchase any of the Wild Idea Products and don't forget to check out the Wild Idea Buffalo Recipes! So Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018!

This traditional Mexican soup takes on a whole new “el yumo” taste with our easy to use, heat and eat Pulled Buffalo Chuck Roast. My recipe is simple, but I promise it will not disappoint! I do have one warning though, when making the tortilla strips, be sure to have celery sticks close at hand to try to keep you from eating all of the hot, limed & salted crispy strips! No guarantee's on that though. *Recipe can easily be halved.

1 - 1 pound, Heat & Eat Wild Idea Buffalo Pulled Chuck Roast
½ - cup coconut oil, or other oil
10 - corn tortillas, 4 - cut into strips & 6 - quartered
2 - onions, coarse chopped
8 - whole garlic cloves, peeled
2 - whole dried pasilla chiles, de-stemmed, seeded, and coarse chopped
1 - tablespoon cumin
1 - teaspoon coriander
1 - teaspoon cardamom
1 - teaspoon salt
1 - quart tomatoes (blackened, or canned)
2 - quarts organic chicken broth
1 - lime, halved

1 to 2 - avocado, peeled, seeded, and chopped
4 - ounces Queso Chihuahua, shredded
½ - cup cilantro, chopped
1 - lime, cut into wedges


1 - In a medium saucepan, heat oil over medium high heat.
2 - Add ¼ of the tortillas strips and fry until crispy, about 3 minutes. Remove from oil and place on a brown bag, sprinkle with salt and a squeeze of lime. Repeat until all of the strips are cooked.
3 - Transfer 1 tablespoon of the oil used to fry tortillas into a soup pot, over medium high heat.
4 - Add the onions, garlic, chilies, and seasonings to the pot. Allow vegetables to lightly brown, stirring occassionally.
5 - Add the tomatoes, broth, and remaining 6 tortillas and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook for about one hour.
6 - Remove from heat and let set for half an hour.
7 - Transfer the soup to a blender in batches and mix until smooth. Return soup to medium high heat and bring to a gentle boil.
8 - Add the two packages of the Pulled Buffalo Chuck Roast and and stir to incorporate. Heat for 5 minutes, then stir in the juice of half of a fresh lime and season to taste.
9 - To serve, ladle soup into bowls, top with crispy tortillas strips, avocado, grated cheese, and fresh cilantro. Accompany with fresh lime wedges.


We rub our Pulled Buffalo Chuck Roast with our very own Wild Idea blend of Mexican seasonings and then slowly braise the meat until it's fall apart tender.  We have done all the work for you, so all you need to do is "heat and eat!"  Use Wild Idea Pulled Buffalo Chuck Roast in all of your favorite Mexican dishes like tacos, enchiladas, and quesadillas.  Or you can add your favorite barbecue sauce for great tasting B.B.Q. sandwiches! 

1 lb. package.

Ingredients:  100% Grass-fed Buffalo, Organic: Apple Cider, Lime Juice, Onion Powder, Cumin, Sea Salt, Black Pepper, Chili Powder, Paprika, Garlic Powder, Oregano, Cayenne


SOUTH PITTSBURG, TN ¬- This year on April 28th and 29th, over 25,000 festival-goers from
throughout the southeast gather here to enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of the 22nd Annual National Cornbread Festival.  Located 30 miles west of Chattanooga, TN, this quaint southern town hosts a celebration of cornbread, often considered the cornerstone of southern cuisine. Be sure to check out this year’s schedule of events, line up of musical artist, and craft and food vendors. We’ll see you there!

The National Cornbread Festival is a weekend-long celebration of cornbread and many cornbread related activities for adults and kids. You’ll find us in the quaint town of South Pittsburg, Tennessee every year during the last full weekend in April.

* National Lodge® Cast Iron Cornbread Cook-off
* Cornbread Alley (sample various cornbread recipes)
* Live music throughout the festival
* Arts and Crafts from area vendors
* Tours of the Lodge Cast Iron Foundry
* Cornbread 5K Race
* Tours of historic South Pittsburg
* Classic Car Cruise-In
* Cornbread Eating Contests
Play games, ride carnival rides, and enjoy wandering through the booths that line the streets of historic South Pittsburg. Enjoy cornbread, handmade arts and crafts. Taste Southern, artisan treats like honey, fudge, and rock candies. The festival is packed with great family fun – including a Kid’s Corner with games, face painting, and inflatables!

Ohio Festivals April 27th - 29th, 2018

April 26-29, 2018  89th Annual Geauga County Maple Festival
Chardon, Ohio

The festival celebrates the production of maple syrup, a leading agricultural industry in Northern Ohio. Events include two grand parades, maple syrup judging & auction, queen's contest, photo contest, "Sap Run", bathtub races, craft show, concessions, rides, and continuous grandstand entertainment.