Sunday, September 24, 2017

Healthy Apple Recipes

From the EatingWell website and Magazine its - Our Top Healthy Recipes for Apples. Delicious and Healthy Meal and Dessert Apple Recipes! Delicious recipes like; Apple Cupcakes with Cinnamon-Marshmallow Frosting, Apple Puffed Oven Pancake, and Apple-and-Leek-Stuffed Pork Tenderloin. Find these and more all at the EatingWell Website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy!   http://www.eatingwell.com/


Our Top Healthy Recipes for Apples
From apple pie recipes to apple sauce recipes, our best apple recipes.


Apple Cupcakes with Cinnamon-Marshmallow Frosting
Shredded apple replaces some of the oil and keeps the cake moist in these cinnamon-spiked cupcakes. There is a generous amount of fluffy marshmallow frosting to mound or pipe on top for a festive look. Be sure to frost them right after you make the frosting--it stiffens as it stands and becomes more difficult to spread......


Apple Puffed Oven Pancake
Apple pie spice is a blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves or ginger. If you don't have any on hand, you can substitute cinnamon and a dash of cloves in the recipe.......


Apple-and-Leek-Stuffed Pork Tenderloin
Stuff pork tenderloin with apple and leek to take it from ordinary to elegant. Our easy method of tying the roast together keeps the filling inside while you brown and roast it. We use applejack, brandy made from apple cider, for depth of flavor in the pan sauce, but you can use 1/2 cup cider if you prefer......



* Click the link below to get all the - Our Top Healthy Recipes for Apples
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/22417/ingredients/fruit/apple/top/slideshow/our-top-healthy-recipes-for-apples/

Soup Special of the Day!........Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

This week's Soup Special of the Day is - Chicken and Wild Rice Soup. Thank you to Franks for passing this recipe along. Enjoy and Eat Healthy!

Chicken and Wild Rice Soup
Recipe Ingredients:

1 (6-ounce) box long-grain and wild rice mix, prepared according to package directions
1 tablespoon extra light olive oil
2 (about 8 ounces total) boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, chopped
1 cup thinly sliced carrot
2 cups (8 ounces) sliced fresh mushrooms
1 1/4 cups (1 medium) chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
3 3/4 cups chicken broth, (two 14.5-ounce cans)
1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon, crushed
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 (12-ounce) can Nestle Carnation Evaporated Milk
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons dry white wine
Green onions

Cooking Directions:

1 - Heat oil in large saucepan. Add chicken, carrots, mushrooms, onion and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are tender and chicken is no longer pink.
2 - Add rice, broth, tarragon, thyme, parsley flakes; bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
3 - Combine small amount of evaporated milk and cornstarch in small bowl; stir until smooth. Add to saucepan with remaining evaporated milk and wine. Cook, stirring occasionally, until soup is thickened.
4 - Garnish with Green Onions
Makes 6 servings.

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

Grapes.........


Wrap bunches of Grapes loosely in newsprint, and keep them in the dark. For a tasty treat, freeze whole grapes and snack on them straight from the freezer.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Baked BBQ Chicken Wings, Celery Sticks, and Garlic Herb Potatoes

Dinner Tonight: Baked BBQ Chicken Wings, Celery Sticks, and Garlic Herb Potatoes




Feeling a lot better today! I even got a full night's sleep. Almost all the swelling on my right ear area is gone but my hearing isn't quite back all the way though. With feeling better I'm back to solid food.
So for Breakfast I prepared some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns, Meijer Diced Ham, 1 Egg Sunny Side Up, and a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. The Hash Browns, Ham, and Egg make a perfect Breakfast Bowl! After Breakfast I headed to Meijer to do some grocery shopping. Back home gave Mom a hand with the laundry and some house cleaning. Got the cart out for a bit. Watched some College Football then the rest of the day. For Dinner tonight I prepared Baked BBQ Chicken Wings, Celery Sticks, and Garlic Herb Potatoes.




At Meijer I bought a bag of Meijer Brand BBQ Chicken Wings. First time trying this brand Wings.Mom and Dad had been wanting some Wings so that's what we are having for Dinner. The Wings come frozen and already Seasoned.











To prepare them I preheated the oven on 375 degrees. Then got a large baking sheet, lined it with foil and sprayed the foil with Pam Cooking Spray. Lined the Wings up in the pan and when the oven was ready I baked them. for about 27 minutes. Pulled them from the oven and let them sit for 3 minutes and served! The Wings were excellent! They were nice size and the Seasoning and BBQ Sauce was spot on. Served it with Celery Sticks along with Litehouse Lite Blue Cheese Dressing.






For a side Dad wanted some Potatoes so I picked up a package of Little Potato Company Garlic and
Herb Potatoes. They come in a tin, ready for the oven container. Preheated the oven to 450 and sat the container on a small baking sheet. It comes with a Seasoning Packet of Garlic and Herb. I first brushed the Potatoes with Extra Light Olive Oil and then Seasoned them with Seasoning Packet. Baked the for 45 minutes. The Potatoes came out perfect. Really enjoyed the Seasoning on them. Served them with a side of Daisy Light Sour Cream. Wings, Celery, and Potatoes for Dinner tonight! For a Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop - Pop Corn and a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.






Little Potato Company Grilled Potatoes – Garlic Herb
GARLIC HERB OVEN|GRILL READY FLAVOR HAS HAD A MAKEOVER!

This heavenly garlic herb flavor is enclosed in a new and attractive packaging design, yet still filled with the fresh Creamer potatoes you’ve come to love! We are giving you a healthier way to enjoy the delicious flavor, with a few small improvements to our seasoning packages:

– all natural ingredients, forget the artificial flavors and colors, you won’t find them here!
– reduced sodium levels
– lower sugar levels

As always, the Garlic Herb flavor is:

– gluten-free
– allergen-free
– fat-free
– cholesterol-free
– Vegan

That’s right, we’ve created a healthy blend to provide you with a sensational flavor experience- that’s not only convenient, but also natural and good for you and your family.

Look for it in your produce section today!

Classic steakhouse comes alive in the Garlic Herb flavor. A colorful mix of red and yellow Creamer potatoes is roasted in a mouth-watering blend of roasted garlic, sweet onions and fragrant rustic herbs.

Just open the package, add the included seasoning, splash a little oil and roast for 30 minutes in the oven or on the barbecue. Perfectly grilled Creamers have never been easier!

Be sure to mix it up and try our other delicious flavors- Onion Medley and Barbecue Blend.

In three easy steps, you have perfectly roasted and seasoned potatoes!
Preheat grill to medium-high or oven to 450° F.

1. Simply remove the cardboard sleeve, seasoning pack and plastic film.

2. Add the seasoning pack contents and 2 tbsp of oil to tray. Toss until well coated.

3. Place uncovered tray on grill or in oven. Cook for 30 – 45 minutes* or until tender, stirring occasionally. Serve and enjoy!

Tip: If potatoes look dry during cooking, turn down heat and add 2 tbsp. of water.
Nutritional Information
Serving Size
Per Serving % Daily Value*
Calories 80 0 %
Fat 0 g 0%
Saturated + Trans 0 g 0%
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 220 mg 9%
Potassium 520 mg 15%
Carbohydrate 18 g 6%
Fibre 2 g 8%
Sugars 2 g
Protein 2 g
https://www.littlepotatoes.com/en/products/garlic-herb/

Meanwhile back at the SayersBrook Bison Ranch.......Elk Stew Meat

This week from the SayersBrook Bison Ranch website (http://www.sayersbrook.com/} its Elk Stewing Meat in 1 lb. packages (2 packs in an order). Elk is tender, delicious, and healthier than Beef. Stew like you've never had! You choose from several different cuts of Elk at the SayersBrook site. Besides Elk you can also find Bison, Wild Boar, Rabbit, Ostrich, Ham, and Chicken products. Also check out all their great recipes. Now more on the Elk Stew Meat. Enjoy and Eat Healthy!   http://www.sayersbrook.com/




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Now that winter is on its way, elk stew is a hearty tasty dinner to warm up your insides and give you energy for all those wintery activities. So easy to cook especially in a crockpot. If you don't own a crockpot, it's great on the stove top too. Elk meat is a very lean meat.  Sayersbrook has organic elk meat with NO hormones, NO antibiotics, NO steroids or any other chemicals added. Just all natural, delicious cuts of lean elk meat.

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Top 10 Diabetic Chicken Dinner Recipes

From the Diabetic Living Online website its their Top 10 Diabetic Chicken Dinner Recipes. 10 Delicious and Diabetic Friendly Chicken Recipes! Recipes including; Alfredo-Sauced Chicken, Crispy Oven-Fried Chicken, and Farro-Stuffed Chicken with Sweet and Spicy Squash . Find these and all the rest at the Diabetic Living Online website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy!  http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/



Top 10 Diabetic Chicken Dinner Recipes
You can have a fresh, flavorful, satisfying meal that is diabetes-friendly -- and it won’t cost a fortune or take all night to prepare. Enjoy this collection of 10 distinctive diabetic chicken recipes that elevate dinner from dull to delicious.


Alfredo-Sauced Chicken
Make a meal the whole family will rave about. A creamy Alfredo sauce blankets chicken, pasta, and fresh veggies for a restaurant-style meal under 400 calories and 35 grams of carb per serving. Plus, get Chef’s Secret tips for a flawless finish.......


Crispy Oven-Fried Chicken
Craving fried chicken but don’t want all the excess fat and calories? Enjoy the best of both worlds with this low-carb chicken recipe that boasts just 13 grams of carb per serving. Marinate before breading for the perfect oven-fried chicken meal.......


Farro-Stuffed Chicken with Sweet and Spicy Squash
A twist on chicken and rice, this healthy comfort food recipe is a carb-smart choice for people with diabetes. Featuring a whopping 39 grams of protein per serving, this superfood chicken meal is sure to be a fall favorite.........



* Click the link below to get the Top 10 Diabetic Chicken Dinner Recipes
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/chicken/top-10-diabetic-chicken-dinner-recipes

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

In a pickle.............


Instead of tossing out that jar of pickle juice after using the last pickle, use the tangy liquid to make a new condiment. Add thinly sliced onions to the juice and let them marinate in the fridge for a few days. The drained onions can be used a topping for hot dogs pr hamburgers or in salads. This method also works well with the spicy packing juice from vinegar peppers.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Egg Sandwich and Hash Browns

Dinner Tonight: Egg Sandwich and Hash Browns




Just had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea for Breakfast this morning. Didn't get a lot of sleep again due to the Sinus Infection. My left ear started swelling up so I had to go back to the Family Doctor. I have infected inner ear, and it is extremely painful! They have me on 3 prescriptions and if it swells anymore I have to go to the hospital for treatment, trying to avoid that! It does feel somewhat better and the swelling isn't quite as bad. I still have very limited hearing in my right ear though. I go back to the Doctor's on Monday to see if I need further work done on it at the hospital. For Dinner tonight I made a Fried Egg Sandwich along with some Hash Browns.



Wanted something Light, Easy to Chew, and a hot meal tonight. So I made an Egg Sandwich. I
haven't made these in years! To make it all I'll need is 2 Eggs, Salt and Pepper, a slice of Kraft Sharp Cheddar, a bit of Blue Bonnet Light Butter, and 2 slices of Aunt Millie's Light Whole Grain Bread. Just get a mixing cup or coffee cup and crack open both Eggs into it. Season it with the Salt and Pepper and whisk it all together.








Heat a small skillet on medium heat, I sprayed it with Pam Cooking Spray. I added the Butter, and
when heated added the Egg Mixture. Fry it till the bottom browns and flip it. I then added my slice of Cheese on top of it. Cook until dome, and it's ready! You can toast the Bread if you like, I didn't toast mine.










To go with my Egg Sandwich I prepared some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns. Seasoned
them with Salt and Pepper and served them sprinkled with Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Sharp Cheddar. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and Diet Peach Snapple to drink. Hopefully I can a full night's sleep tonight and feeling better tomorrow.

Jennie - O Turkey Recipe of the Week - Rustic Roasted Turkey Pot Roast and Vegetables

This week's Jennie - O Turkey Recipe of the Week is - Rustic Roasted Turkey Pot Roast and Vegetables. This week's recipe just screams of a Fall Comfort Food Recipe! Made with JENNIE-O® Bone-in Turkey Pot Roast along with a variety of Vegetables, Spices, and Apple Cider Vinegar. You can find this recipe at the Jennie - O Turkey website. Enjoy and Make the SWITCH!  https://www.jennieo.com/

Rustic Roasted Turkey Pot Roast and Vegetables
Who doesn't love quick, weeknight dinners?  This classic comfort food recipe is not only extremely tasty, it's ready in under 1 hour!

INGREDIENTS

2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
1 red onion, cut into 8 wedges
2 parsnips, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
1 red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
4 tablespoons olive oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
½ teaspoon salt
⅛ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
½ teaspoon dried basil
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
¼ teaspoon Italian seasoning
¼ cup fresh parsley, loosely torn
2 pounds JENNIE-O® Bone-in Turkey Pot Roast, cut into pieces

DIRECTIONS

1) Heat oven to 400°F.
2) In large bowl, combine sweet potatoes, onion, parsnips, bell pepper, olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper, basil, vinegar, Italian seasoning and parsley; mix well. Place vegetable in large baking pan. Bake 20 minutes, stir and add turkey pot roast. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until vegetables are tender and golden brown.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING
Calories310
Protein20g
Carbohydrates21g
Fiber3g
Sugars7g
Fat16g
Cholesterol80mg
Sodium880mg
Saturated Fat3.5g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/1044-rustic-roasted-turkey-pot-roast-and-vegetables

Turkey, Onion Jam and Brie Pizza

Passing along a bonus Jennie - O Turkey recipe on this Friday - Turkey, Onion Jam and Brie Pizza. Made with JENNIE-O® Turkey Breast Roast with toppings of Onion Jam, Brie Cheese, and Provolone Cheese. You can find this recipe at the Jennie - O Turkey website. Enjoy and Make the SWITCH!  https://www.jennieo.com/


Turkey, Onion Jam and Brie Pizza
This is pizza, all grown up. With a savory onion jam in place of pizza sauce, this taste-bud-dazzling weeknight dinner recipe is topped with Brie, Provolone and arugula. Under 500 calories per serving.

INGREDIENTS

12 ounces pizza dough
1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 clove garlic, minced
¼ cup onion jam
¾ cup shredded JENNIE-O® Turkey Breast Roast
4 ounces Brie cheese, sliced
½ cup shredded Provolone cheese
½ cup baby arugula leaves
½ teaspoon balsamic vinegar
½ teaspoon olive oil
salt and freshly ground pepper, if desired
DIRECTIONS

1) Heat oven to 425°F. Roll or press pizza dough to 8-inch imperfect circle.
2) In small bowl, combine thyme, butter and garlic. Brush half the butter mixture over pizza dough. Spread dough with onion jam.
3) Top with turkey, Brie and Provolone cheese. Drizzle with remaining butter mixture. Bake 12 minutes or until crust is crisp and golden.
4) In small bowl, toss arugula, vinegar, oil, salt and pepper, if desired. Place on cooked pizza. Cut pizza into wedges.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING
Calories430
Protein25g
Carbohydrates46g
Fiber6g
Sugars8g
Fat18g
Cholesterol70mg
Sodium730mg
Saturated Fat10g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/837-turkey-onion-jam-and-brie-pizza

Our Favorite Fall Recipes

From the Diabetic Living Online website its - Our Favorite Fall Recipes. Celebrate the Fall Season with these delicious and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. You'll find recipes like; Pork Stew with Amaranth Biscuit Topper, Pork Stew with Amaranth Biscuit Topper, and Banana Split Cake Roll. Find these and much more all at the Diabetic Living Online website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy!  http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/


Our Favorite Fall Recipes
Fall is perfect for spending a little more time in the heart of the home -- the kitchen --surrounded by friends and family. Here we feature our fall-issue recipes, including pizza, mac and cheese, and chili, plus dazzling birthday cakes and so much more to share with your loved ones. Enjoy!


Pork Stew with Amaranth Biscuit Topper
This hearty meal features amaranth biscuits as the topping for savory pork stew. Loaded with nutrients, this cozy dish will warm you up on a cool fall evening........


Roasted Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
Bursting with vitamins A and C, this classic combo makes a healthy and delicious lunch or dinner. Make the soup ahead of time, and warm it up for an easy weeknight meal........


Banana Split Cake Roll

This diabetic cake recipe is a hit with our calorie-conscious readers. One bite of our delicious dessert makeover and you'll forget all about the ice cream parlor!.......



* Click the link below to get all the - Our Favorite Fall Recipes
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/our-favorite-fall-recipes

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

Save that Mustard Jar........


When a mustard jar is almost empty, leave the last scrapings in the jar, and use it to make a salad dressing. Measure the other ingredients into the jar, and shake well. The remaining mustard will flavor the dressing.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Creamy Potato Soup w/ Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Dinner Tonight: Creamy Potato Soup w/ Grilled Cheese Sandwich





Just a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea for Breakfast. Still not feeling up to par, Sinus Infection still really bothering me. So nothing going on and I did nothing but sleep and relax all day! Wanted a good hot meal that I could make real easy. So for Dinner tonight I’m having Creamy Potato Soup w/ Grilled Cheese Sandwich.











It’s an easily made Comfort Food Dinner tonight, Creamy Potato Soup w/ Grilled Cheese Sandwich! I’m using one of my favorite Soups, Bear Creek Creamy Potato Soup Mix. I really love all the Bear Creek Products! So delicious and easy to prepare.










To prepare a package of it; In a 2 quart sauce pan bring 8 cups of water to a rolling boil. Whisk in the soup mix. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Salt and pepper to taste and serve! Perfect seasoning, thickened up just right, plenty of Diced Potato and a fantastic Potato flavor. The package makes 8 cups and very easy to prepare.










To make my Grilled Cheese I’ll be using; Kraft Sliced Sharp Cheddar Cheese, Blue Bonnet Light
Butter, and Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread. I started by buttering the outside half of a slice of bread. Layered 2 slices of the Sharp Cheddar on top. Added my top half of the sliced bread, buttering the outside of the slice. I then got out a skillet, heated it up on medium heat and lightly coated it with a 1/2 pat of Butter. When the Butter was melted I added my sandwich. Grilled it on both sides until it was golden brown and the Cheese melted. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop - Pop Corn and a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.










Bear Creek Creamy Potato Soup Mix
A favorite original Bear Creek® soup. Very creamy and delicious with a delicate blend of parsley,
herbs and spices to give it a little kick.

Yields about 8 one-cup servings.
Try adding crumbled bacon, sour cream and shredded cheddar cheese for variety.
While they simmer on the stove, you can smell the hearty goodness of Bear Creek® soups. They’re quick and easy to make and come in 15 delicious varieties. These soups have a homemade taste that will satisfy every appetite.
http://www.bearcreekcountrykitchens.com/soups.php

It's Nuts I tell you......ALMOND BARK


This week from the nuts.com website (https://nuts.com/) its Almond Bark. You can choose from 3 different kinds - Dark Chocolate Almond Bark, Milk Chocolate Almond Bark, or White Chocolate Almond. Almond Bark is jut one of countless delicious and healthy items you can choose from at Nuts site (https://nuts.com/). You can choose from items like NUTS, DRIED FRUIT, CHOCOLATES and SWEETS, SNACKS, COFFEE and TEA, COOKING and BAKING, or GIFTS. Most items may be purchased in small amounts or in bulk. Plus there's FREE shipping on orders over $59, see for details. With the Holiday Season slowly getting closer the Nuts site has the perfect gifts! Now more on the Almond Bark. Enjoy and Eat Healthy!



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Dark Chocolate Almond Bark
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Milk Chocolate Almond Bark
Our milk chocolate almond bark is chock-full of large pieces of almonds coated in only the finest milk chocolate. Great for gifting a new homeowner, new neighbor or passing around during the holiday season.

White Chocolate Almond
Our white chocolate almond bark has lots of large almond pieces smothered in buttery white chocolate. Savor the salacious, nutty crunch of almond-laced white chocolate!
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Cozy Fall Dessert Recipes

From the Diabetic Living Online website its Cozy Fall Dessert Recipes. Diabetic Friendly Fall Recipes like; Apple Crisp, Cherry Chocolate Bread Puddings, and Basic Crustless Pumpkin Pie. Find these and so many more all at the Diabetic Living Online website. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy!  http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/



Cozy Fall Dessert Recipes
The cozy flavors of fall -- pumpkin, apple, peanut butter, and chocolate -- make our sweet desserts perfect for the season. These comforting cobblers, cookies, pies, and cakes are even better served warm with love.



Apple Crisp
Take advantage of the season's delicious fruit. There's nothing like this old-fashioned apple dessert to top off a good home-cooked meal......


Cherry Chocolate Bread Puddings
Chocolate and cherries are delicious additions to basic bread pudding. And we've added another twist by using whole grain bread, which produces a heartier pudding. Serve warm and enjoy!......


Basic Crustless Pumpkin Pie
Cozy up with a slice of comfort. Start with this low-fat crustless recipe, then add an easy topper (or leave it plain!) to suit your taste.......



* Click the link below to get all the Cozy Fall Dessert Recipes
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/dessert/cozy-fall-dessert-recipes

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

No more tears.......


Leave the root ends intact when slicing and dicing an Onion. This will prevent the release of the strong juices and fumes that cause eyes to water.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Kitchen is closed today..............



The Kitchen is closed today. I'm a little under the weather today, Sinus Infection. I just had a bowl of Tomato Soup. Hopefully back to full strength tomorrow! Take care all!!

Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week - GRILLED 14 OZ. RIBEYE WITH GORGONZOLA PORT SAUCE

This week's Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week is a GRILLED 14 OZ. RIBEYE WITH GORGONZOLA PORT SAUCE. Using the always delicious and tender Wild Idea Buffalo - RIBEYE STEAK. Topped with a  Grogonzola Port Sauce. Grilling instructions for the Ribeye and how to prepare the Gorgonzola Port Sauce are below. You can find this recipe or purchase the Wild Idea Buffalo - RIBEYE STEAK along with all the other Wild Idea products all at the Wild Idea Buffalo website. Enjoy and eat Healthy!  https://wildideabuffalo.com/



GRILLED 14 OZ. RIBEYE WITH GORGONZOLA PORT SAUCE 14 oz. Grilled Ribeye Steaks

With the size of this steak you will want to increase your grilling time. Here's what I did.

1) Rinse steak and pat dry. Rub generously with olive oil and season with salt and pepper, or seasonings of your choice.
2) Allow steak to rest at room temperature for an hour or two. Before grilling place the seasoned steak in the freezer for 20 minutes. *This is a new trick that I tested out and it works. It allows the outside and the inside to cook more uniformly. This is optional however - not necessary.
3) Insure your grill is clean and preheat to high, 500° to 550°.
4) Place steak on hottest part of grill, close the lid and grill for 3 minutes.
5) Turn steak and repeat above step
6) Turn steak again, placing on the grill for a nice scoring pattern and grill for an additional 2 minutes.
7) Remove the steak from the grill and cover with foil and allow to rest for 5 minutes. This will give you a beautiful medium rare steak. *If making the Gorgonzola Port Sauce to serve with the steak, I sprinkled gorgonzola or blue cheese crumbles on top of scored side of steak, before covering it with foil.

Buffalo Steaks with Grogonzola Port Sauce
*Pan sear or grill steaks according to buffalo steak cooking instructions.

Ingredients:
2 - tablespoon butter
1 - tablespoon garlic clove, minced
1 - tablespoon crushed peppercorns
1/2 - cup Port
1/3 - cup Gorgonzola, crumbled
1/3 - cup heavy cream

Preparation:
1) In sauce pan over medium heat, melt butter
2) Add garlic and peppercorns, and saute for about 4 minutes
3) Deglaze the pan with the port.
4) Wisk in Gorgonzola and cream until well incorporated and allow the sauce to come to a gentle boil. Continue whisking until the sauce is to your desired consistency. *About 5 minutes.
5) Serve immediately or remove from heat, cover and reheat when needed. Delish!
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/grilled-14-oz-ribeye-with-gorgonzola-port-sauce



Wild Idea Buffalo - RIBEYE STEAK

Steak lovers are serious about their ribeyes. Our juicy, meaty ribeyes will not disappoint. These steaks are incredibly tender due to the area of the bison from which they are cut: the rib primal section. Our 100% grass-fed ribeye steaks will redefine what you think a great steak is. 10 oz & 14 oz portions.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/collections/steaks/products/ribeye-steaks

Healthy Breakfast Sandwich Recipes

From the EatingWell website and Magazine its - Healthy Breakfast Sandwich Recipes. Start your mornings off right with these delicious and healthy Breakfast Sandwich Recipes. Recipes including; Ham and Jam Crispbreads, Denver Omelet Sandwiches, and Open-Face Egg Sandwich. Find these and much more at the Eatingwell website and Magazine. Enjoy and Eat Healthy!  http://www.eatingwell.com/



Healthy Breakfast Sandwich Recipes
Find healthy, delicious breakfast sandwich recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.


Ham and Jam Crispbreads
Smørrebrød is the Danish name for open-face sandwiches served on rye. Eating fiber-rich rye crisps (or rye bread) at breakfast (instead of white bread) may help you feel satisfied longer and help keep blood sugar levels steady. This version features lingonberry jam (yes, the kind you find at IKEA), ham and chives........


Denver Omelet Sandwiches
This egg sandwich recipe with flavorful Canadian bacon and crunchy bell pepper is a perfect healthy breakfast-for-dinner candidate. For an evening meal, serve with roasted potatoes and a tomato salad. For breakfast, just add a cup of coffee or tea and you're good to go......


Open-Face Egg Sandwich
In this healthy open-face egg sandwich recipe, Swiss cheese and chives are gently folded into the beaten egg and layered with tomato on multigrain toast......



* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Breakfast Sandwich Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/18650/mealtimes/breakfast-brunch/sandwiches/

Ohio Festivals Sept. 19-24, 2017

September 19-23, 2017  Apple Week - Sauder Village, Archbold, Ohio
Fall is the favorite season for many in the Midwest, and what better way to welcome in the season with a week dedicated to apples.  Sauder Village will be highlighting this fall fruit throughout the week with special apple-themed recipes in our historic homes and hands-on activities. Visitors will also be able to visit our 130 year-old cider mill-it’s a guest favorite!  On Friday and Saturday guests can join us for a day of apple butter making! Watch us schnitz and stir our way through a batch of delicious apple butter. Sneak a sample fresh from the kettle and make this harvesting tradition one of your family’s own!
https://saudervillage.org/classes-events


September 21-24, 2017  54th Annual Barnesville Pumpkin Festival
Barnesville, Ohio
The Barnesville Pumpkin Festival has become a tradition for families and friends who come each year to enjoy one of Ohio's oldest and most popular festivals. Always held during the last full weekend in September, the Festival includes four days of fun-filled contests, entertainment, tastes, sights and sounds.  The festival started in 1963 in the basement of the Catholic Church and has has evolved from a small street fair to a premier event with visitors attending from all over the United States. Both adults and children will enjoy harvest-inspired arts and crafts, home-style foods, entertainment on two stages, a giant weigh-in of champion pumpkins, lots of fun contests and the Giant Pumpkin Festival Parade on Saturday. There is plenty to see and do and, best of all, admission is free.
http://www.barnesvillepumpkinfestival.com/


September 22-23, 2017  Cincinnati Food + Wine Classic
Cincinnati, Ohio
A celebration of the Midwest through grand tastings, demos, wine seminars, competitions, after parties and more.   A portion of proceeds will go to the Freestore Foodbank, the event’s non-profit partner.
https://www.cincinnatifoodandwineclassic.com/


September 23-24, 2017  38th Annual Germantown Pretzel Festival
Germantown, Ohio
Fall festival held on the fourth full weekend in September, since 1980, featuring handcrafts, good food, and free entertainment with live music & shows, baked goods & pretzels!
http://pretzelfestival.com/live/


September 23-24, 2017  54th Geneva Grape Jamboree - Geneva, Ohio
Celebrates the harvesting of the local grapes. Taste freshly squeezed grape juice, wine, and various other grape products. All grand-stand entertainment, including the grape stomping contest, is free. Miss Grapette is featured in the two giant parades each afternoon. Rides, crafts, food, and other concessions pack the downtown streets during this grape filled weekend.
http://www.grapejamboree.com/


September 24, 2017 - Taste of Yesteryear - Peninsula, Ohio
At Hale Farm & Village 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.  The Festival will showcase circa 1900 foods prepared over open wood flame, charcoal, or on potbellied stoves. Individual Chef’s, restaurants and organizations around Northeast Ohio will share their turn-of-the-century creations.  Step back in time at as you roam the grounds of Hale Farm & Village, a 200-year-old family farm, now an outdoor living history museum, nestled in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Experience the tastes, smells and lifestyle of early residents of the Cuyahoga Valley.  Proceeds from the event will fund the Rotary’s community service programs.
http://tasteofyesteryear.com/

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

Thaw it, use it.........


Always use any thawed meat or poultry quickly, and do not refreeze it, since this will increase the risk of food poisoning when the meat is eaten.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Banquet Homestyle Bakes – Baked Lasagna and Baked French Bread

:Dinner Tonight: Banquet Homestyle Bakes – Baked Lasagna and Baked French Bread




For Breakfast I didn't have anything. I had to fast over night for my Family Doctor checkup of my Sugar, Cholesterol, and such. I should have the results back later this week, hopefully all good. I made a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea when I got back from the Doctor. Well Dad finally made it back home! Hopefully he can remain here. But Dad isn't in very good health, we'll just have to pray and hope he can remain here. Thunderstorms and a high of 81 degrees, and humid! Not a lot going on today I just helped Mom getting Dad settled in, he's been gone for a while. For Dinner tonight I prepared Banquet Homestyle Bakes – Baked Lasagna and Baked French Bread.



I’m having the Banquet Homestyle Bakes – Lasagna Complete Meal Kit. I love these Banquet Homestyle Bakes so easy to make and delicious! As it says, it’s a Complete Meal Kit. All I added was a 1/2 cup of Water, a little Sea Salt for taste, Sargento Shredded Mozzarella, and some Kraft Reduced Fat Grated Parmesan Cheese.








To prepare it you can bake it in the oven or cook it in a skillet on the stove top. I’m baking mine. Start by preheating the oven to 425 degrees F. Stir together both cans of sauce and 1/2 cup water in 8″ x 8″ baking dish. Stir in the pasta until well coated. Cover with foil and bake for 40 minutes, until pasta is tender. Carefully uncover. Stir until well blended. Let stand 5 minutes; sauce will thicken. Ready to serve!







Came out hot and delicious. Nothing fancy, just good and hearty Dinner. I topped it with some Kraft Reduced Fat Grated Parmesan Cheese. I also reheated the leftover Pillsbury French Bread, which is perfect with Pasta Dishes. For Dessert later a Weight Water’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar.











Banquet Homestyle Bakes – Lasagna Complete Meal Kit

For over 50 years, Banquet has been bringing American families a variety of good hearty food. Banquet Homestyle Bakes Lasagna comes complete with everything you need, so you can spend less time thinking about dinner and more time enjoying it.
* Contains four (4) 1-cup servings
* Lasagna Sauce with Meat & Curly Pasta
* Complete meal kit – just add water
* 0 grams trans fat per serving
* Perfect to serve for dinner tonight

Directions
Just add water. Inside this box: 2 Cans of lasagna meat sauce. 1 Pouch curly pasta. All you need to add: 1/2 cup water. For food safety and quality: Ovens, stove top burners and skillets may vary. Adjust cooking times as needed. Product must be cooked thoroughly. Read and follow these cooking directions. Refrigerate or discard any unused portion.

Oven preparation: 1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Stir together both cans of sauce and 1/2 cup water in 8″ x 8″ baking dish. 2. Stir in pasta until well coated. 3. Cover with foil. Bake 35-40 minutes, or until pasta is tender. 4. Carefully uncover. Stir until well blended. Let stand 5 minutes; sauce will thicken.

Stove top preparation: 1. Stir together both cans of sauce and 1/2 cup water in 10-inch skillet. 2. Stir in pasta until well coated. Heat to boiling. 3. Reduce heat. Cover and simmer about 15 minutes, or until pasta is tender, stirring occasionally. 4. Stir until well blended. Let stand 5 minutes; sauce will thicken. Alternate preparation: Baking dish size – 11 x 7-inch baking dish. Temperature – 425 degrees F. Baking time – 35-40 minutes. Baking dish size – 2-quart casserole dish. Temperature – 425 degrees F. Baking time – 35-40 minutes. Baking dish size – 13 x 9-inch baking dish (for 2 box prep). Temperature – 425 degrees F. Baking time -40-45 minutes. High altitude preparation (3500-6500ft). Cooking adjustments: Oven: reduced water by 1/4 cup for all baking dish sizes; no bake time adjustment. Stove Top: reduced water by 1/4 cup; simmer 15-20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size240g
Servings Per Container4.0
Amount Per Serving
Calories320 Calories
Calories From Fat90.0 Grams
% Daily Value
Total Fat10 g15.0
Saturated Fat4 G20
Trans Fat0 G
Cholesterol20 Mg7
Sodium640 Mg27
Potassium680 Mg19
Total Carbohydrate42 g14.0
Dietary Fiber4 G16
Sugars13 G
Protein13 g

Low-Carb Chocolate Desserts

From the Diabetic Living Online website its Low-Carb Chocolate Desserts. Chocolate Lovers Alert, Low-Carb Chocolate Desserts! Delicious Diabetic Friendly Chocolate recipes. Including recipes like; Chocolate Chunk Cookies, No-Bake Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake, and Chocolate Souffles. Find these and more all at the Diabetic Living Online website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy!  http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/



Low-Carb Chocolate Desserts
When you want something rich and decadent without blowing your carb budget, look no farther than our best low-carb chocolate dessert recipes. Most of these treats can be whipped up in no time (or with few ingredients) to satisfy your sweet tooth.



Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Nothing beats a homemade chocolate chip cookie. Our slimmed-down recipe boasts just 15 grams of carb per cookie, plus you can cut additional calories and fat by substituting pumpkin, mashed bananas, tofu, applesauce, or flaxseed meal for the canola oil.......


No-Bake Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake
Why fire up the oven when you can whip up this creamy confection in no time? A slice of this yummy dessert is a guilt-free pleasure........


Chocolate Souffles
This light and fluffy dessert is surprisingly low in carbs! Souffles taste best served soon after being pulled out of the oven........



* Click the link below to getall the Low-Carb Chocolate Desserts
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/dessert/low-carb-chocolate-desserts?page=0

Diabetic Dish of the Week - Sweet Potato Stew

This week's Diabetic Dish of the Week - Sweet Potato Stew. Thank you to Diana for passing along this recipe! Enjoy and Eat Healthy!

Sweet Potato Stew

Ingredients

1 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup grated peeled sweet potato
1 cup reduced-sodium vegetable broth or water
2 slices turkey bacon, crisp-cooked and crumbled
1 cup fat-free half-and-half
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon reduced -sodium Worcestershire sauce
Black pepper
1/4 cup minced fresh parsley

Directions
1 - Place onion, celery, sweet potato, broth, turkey bacon, garlic, paprika, and Worcestershire sauce in slow cooker. Cover; cook on low 6 hours or until vegetables are tender.
2 - Increase heat to high. Slowly stir in half-and-half. Add water, if needed, to reach desired consistency. Cook, uncovered, 35 minutes on high or until heated through.
3 - Season to taste with pepper. Stir in parsley.

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

Butter.........


The butter keeper in the fridge door is actually a bad place to store butter. Butter should be kept colder and tightly wrapped

Monday, September 18, 2017

Baked Garlic Herbed Tilapia w/ Mac and Cheese

Dinner Tonight: Baked Garlic Herbed Tilapia w/ Mac and Cheese




I Scrambled a couple of Eggs and toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin. Along with a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea to start the day off. After Breakfast I went to Meijer and had to stop by Kroger for a couple of items. For the day outside its 84 degrees and humid with rain on and off. After Lunch went to spend the afternoon with Dad. He should be coming home within the next day or so. I'm not sure if it will work out or not but Mom wanted to see if he could make it here or not. Just hoping for the best! Back home for Dinner tonight I prepared a Baked Garlic Herbed Tilapia w/ Mac and Cheese.



While at Kroger earlier I picked up a 2 Fillet Package of Tilapia that had already been Seasoned with Garlic and Herbs. To prepare them I'm baking them. I preheated the oven 350 degrees. I took a small Baking Sheet and lined it with Foil and sprayed it with Pam Cooking Spray w/ Olive Oil. I sprayed both sides of the Tilapia with the Pam and layed them on the Baking Sheet. The Pam helps brown most meats when baking them. When the oven was ready I baked the Tilapia. I baked them for about 25 minutes, until they started to flaky.





I'm a Fish and Seafood lover and I love this Tilapia! Nicely Seasoned and Meaty. Tilapia can be prepared so many different ways and it cooks up so easily. And as I said it's a very Meaty Fish.















For my Mac and Cheese I'm using Bob Evan's Single Serving Cup Macaroni and Cheese. They come in a 2 pack microwavable bowl package. To prepare it; Cut a small slit in film to vent. Microwave on high power for 1 minute. Remove from microwave and stir. Continue cooking for an additional 30 to 40 seconds. Let cool for 2 minutes and serve! My type of side. An excellent Pasta with plenty of Cheese, the bowl is plenty for 1 person. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop - Pop Corn with a Diet Dr. Pepper to drink.




Tilapia
Tilapia is the common name for nearly a hundred species of cichlid fish from the tilapiine cichlid tribe. Tilapia are mainly freshwater fish inhabiting shallow streams, ponds, rivers and lakes and less commonly found living in brackish water. Wikipedia

Nutrition Facts
Tilapia, cooked
Amount Per 1 fillet (87 g)
Calories 112
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.3 g 3%
Saturated fat 0.8 g 4%
Polyunsaturated fat 0.5 g
Monounsaturated fat 0.8 g
Cholesterol 50 mg 16%
Sodium 49 mg 2%
Potassium 331 mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 0 g 0%
Dietary fiber 0 g 0%
Sugar 0 g
Protein 23 g 46%



BOB EVANS MACARONI AND CHEESE SINGLE SERVE
Our creamy and delicious Macaroni & Cheese, made with real cheddar, is great for a snack or a meal.

Nutritional Info
230 Calories | 9 g Fat | 820 mg Sodium | 27 g Carbs | 8 g Protein
https://www.bobevansgrocery.com/grocery-and-foods/pasta-and-rice/special-recipe-macaroni-and-cheese-single-serve

One of America's Favorites - Strip Steak

Grilled Kansas City strip steak topped with onions and mushrooms

The strip steak, also called a New York strip, a Kansas City strip steak (US), a sirloin steak (UK/NZ/ZA), or a porterhouse (AU), is a cut of beef steaks from the short loin from a cow. It consists of a muscle that does little work, the longissimus, making the meat particularly tender; although not as tender as the nearby rib eye or tenderloin. Fat content of the strip is somewhere between the two cuts. Unlike the tenderloin, the short loin is a sizable muscle, allowing it to be cut into larger portions.


According to the National Cattlemen's Beef Association, the steak is marketed under various names, including Ambassador Steak, Boneless Club Steak, Hotel-Style Steak, Kansas City Steak, New York Steak, and Veiny Steak.

In New Zealand and Australia, it is known as Porterhouse and Sirloin (strip loin steak) and can be
A U.S. Prime raw strip steak with a high marbling content
found in the Handbook of Australian Meat under codes 2140 to 2143.

In Canada, most meat purveyors refer to this cut as a strip loin.

Delmonico's Restaurant, an operation opened in New York City in 1827, offered as one of its signature dishes a cut from the short loin called a Delmonico steak. Due to its association with the city, it is often referred to as a New York strip steak.


Related Cuts - When still attached to the bone, and with a piece of the tenderloin also included, the strip steak becomes a T-bone steak or a porterhouse steak, the difference being that the porterhouse has a larger portion of tenderloin included. The strip steak may be sold with or without the bone. Strip steaks may be substituted for most recipes calling for T-bone and porterhouse steaks, and sometimes for fillet and rib eye steaks.

A bone-in strip steak with no tenderloin attached is sometimes referred to as a shell steak.




"Meatless Monday" Recipe of the Week - SIMPLY BAKED SPAGHETTI SQUASH

This week's "Meatless Monday" Recipe of the Week is - SIMPLY BAKED SPAGHETTI SQUASH. Spaghetti Squash Dish that's 62 calories, 9 carbs, and 2.9 grams fat! The recipe is off the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website which is loaded with Diabetic Friendly recipes. So Enjoy and eat Healthy!   https://diabeticgourmet.com/

SIMPLY BAKED SPAGHETTI SQUASH

Ingredients

2-1/4 to 2-1/2 pound spaghetti squash
2 tablespoons margarine or butter
1-1/2 tablespoons honey

Directions

1 - Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
2 - Rinse the squash, cut it in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds. Coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray and lay the squash halves, cut side down, on the sheet. Bake for about 45 minutes, until the squash can be easily pierced with a fork.
3 - Place the margarine or butter and honey in a microwave safe dish, cover loosely, and microwave at high power for about 30 seconds, until the margarine or butter is melted.
4 - Cut each squash half into quarters and use a fork to fluff the center of each piece of squash slightly. Stir the honey mixture and drizzle about 1-1/4 teaspoons of the mixture over each piece of squash. Serve hot.

Recipe Yield: Yield: 8 servings`` Serving Size: 1/8 of recipe

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 62
Fat: 2.9 grams
Sodium: 55 miligrams
Protein: 0.7 grams
Carbohydrates: 9 grams
DIABETIC EXCHANGES
1-1/2 Vegetable, 1/2 Fat
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/simply-baked-spaghetti-squash