1 1/2cupsEnglish Cucumberschopped and seeds removed
1lbGround Turkey or Ground Chicken
1cupmatchstick carrots(You can also coarse grate the carrots)
2Tbsp Fresh Mint, Parsley, or Cilantro
1/4cupchopped roasted peanuts(unsalted are best)
Combine 2 tablespoons oil, soy sauce, sugar, and vinegar in a bowl, stirring with a whisk.
Heat remaining 1 Tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Turkey or chicken and cook for 7 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring to crumble. Add 1/4 cup soy sauce mixture; cook 4 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.
Place about 3 Tablespoons Turkey or chicken mixture in each lettuce leaf; top evenly with cucumber, carrot. Drizzle evenly with remaining soy sauce mixture. Sprinkle with mint, parsley, or cilantro. Top with chopped peanuts.
Calories 426 Fat 20g Protein 32g Carb 24 g Fiber 7 g Sugars 13 g Potassium 45%DV Sodium 538mg
1/2tspDried BasilSubstitute: 1/2 cup fresh chopped basil
1/4tspdried Oreganoyou can use fresh oregano –chopped
1/4tspcoarsely ground pepper
In a large saucepan, heat canola oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and celery; cook and stir 2-4 minutes or until tender. Add remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat; simmer, uncovered, 10 minutes to allow flavors to blend.
Puree the soup using an immersion blender. If you are using a regular blender, make sure the opening on top is open and cover with a dish towel.
Top with croutons, day-old bread cut up into cubes (French bread). Serve in small bowls.
You can freeze the soup, as well, just make sure it is completely cool before freezing.
Serving size, 1 1/4 cups, is 76 calories2g fat
627 mg sodium
13g carbs (9g sugars, 4 g fiber)
18 inch Rounded Rye or Wheat Bread – Cut off the top of the round bread and scoop out the Breadthe center as you are using this as a serving bowl for the soup.
Melt butter in a large pot or skillet set over medium heat. Add flour and whisk until smooth. Cook 2-3.
Add broth, beer and stir until thick. Next, add Cayenne and Black pepper, ground mustard, and Worchester sauce.
Once all is combined, stir in the cheeses. Continue cooking until cheese is melted.
Reduce heat and simmer 10 min.
Serve in a Bread Bowl. Will serve 2 to 5 people.
Rather than getting one round loaf, purchase smaller bread bowls and serve individually.
6ozbulk pork, turkey or Chicken SausageLinks can be used, just cut out of the skins.
1/2cuppanko bread crumbsJapanese
2 1/2Tbspthinly sliced green onionsdivided
32oz cartonreduced-sodium chicken broth
1Tbspreduced-sodium soy sauce
1bunchbaby bok choycoarsely chopped, (optional - 2 cups fresh spinach)
1cupuncooked extra-wide egg noodles
1/2cupFresh Basilcoarsely chopped
cup½coarsely chopped fresh basil
Combine sausage, bread crumbs, egg, and 2 Tbsp. green onion; mix lightly but thoroughly. Shape into ¾-inch balls.
In a large saucepan, bring the chicken broth and soy sauce to a boil. Carefully drop meatballs into soup. Stir in the bok choy (or spinach), celery, and noodles; return to a boil. Cook, uncovered, until the meatballs are cooked through and noodles are tender, 10-12 minutes. Stir in basil and remaining green onions; remove from heat and serve delicious!
Nutrition 1 cup:
13g fat ( 4g sat. fat)
15g carb. (2g sugars, l g fiber)
1BoxWhite Cake MixMake the cake according to Box directions
24Flat-bottomed Ice cream ConesMay have leftover batter
4Food ColoringColors of your choice
Prepare cake mix according to directions.
Divide the Batter into four smaller bowls. Color each batter with a color of your choice example Pink, Purple, Blue and yellow. Spoon the different color batters, in layers, into the cones, filling 1/4 of the cup
Fill each cone about 3/4 full of batter, up to first ridge. ...
Bake at 350 Degrees F (175 degrees C) for 15 to 18 minutes.
Cool Completely before proceeding.
Divide the frosting into 3 or 4 bowls, add different color food coloring to each bowl. Prepare a Pipping Bag with a star tip. Spread the one color along one -quarter side of the bag. Spread the next color onto another, followed by the next color, and lastly the last color. Start Pipe rosettes onto the cupcake. Sprinkle with edible glitter.
1/2cupmilkcan be lactose free - I use ice water 1/4 cup
Heat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
For the Empanada Sunburst dough: Combine the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt in a large bowl. Cut in the butter with a pastry blender or 2 knives until the mixture resembles coarse cornmeal.
In a separate bowl, beat the egg and then whisk in the stock. Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture and knead until a dough forms. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, for the empanada filling: In a large nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium heat. Add the ground beef,(chicken or turkey) and garlic minced (optional) and cook until the meat is cooked completely. Drain the grease and set the cooked meat aside.
In the same pan, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil. Add the tomato paste, vinegar, cumin, chili powder, oregano, seasoned salt, garlic, bell peppers and onions. Cook until softened, 8 to 10 minutes. Add the beef and cook over low heat for about 5 more minutes. The mixture should be moist but not dripping wet.
Divide dough in half. On generously floured surface, roll out each disk to 1/4 inch 12' circle. Place first circle on parchment -lined backing sheet. Spoon a 3/4 cup of chili in center of the circle then spread remaining chili in a ring about 2" from the edge of the circle. Lay second dough circle over chili mixture. Press 4" bowl, upside down, in the middle indenting it then take the bowl off dough. Press outer dough edges together, crimp to seal.
Cut petals using kitchen shears, carefully cut outer ring of the pastry into 1" slices. Gently twist each piece to expose the filing upward. In bowl, whisk remaining egg, brush over exposed pastry. Bake 30 min. or until golden brown. Serve with Basil and sour cream for dipping, if desired.
1/2cupMiniature Seashell Pasta(Medium is a alternative)
Cut chicken into small cubes then poach in broth until done.
Add half of the chopped cilantro, lemon juice, pepper to the chicken and broth.
Add the miniature seashells pasta and cook for another 8 to 10 minutes.
If you want to thicken the mixture use 1 tablespoon of cornstarch to some of the liquid about a ½ cup and whisk in a small bowl then add to the chicken mixture and stir it will thicken and then turn off. a
Bring water to a boil in a saucepan. Add cauliflower, reduce heat to medium-low, place a cover on a saucepan, and cook cauliflower until tender, about 10 minutes; drain. Set cauliflower aside to cool for about 5 minutes; transfer to a blender. (We cooked in Microwave for 6 min)
1. Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir onion and in hot oil until tender, 3 to 5 minutes. Set aside to cool for about 5 minutes; add to blender.
2. Pour yogurt into a blender or food processor with cauliflower and onion mixture; blend until smooth. Season with parsley lemon and Pepper to serve.
Blanch the collard greens by putting them into a pot of boiling water for 30 seconds.
Strain the boiling water off and quickly transfer the greens to a large bowl of ice water. Let cool, then strain and dry the greens and set them aside.
In a large sauté pan on medium-high heat, melt the butter and oil together. Add onions and garlic, and cook until slightly browned, about 4–6 minutes. Add collard greens and black and red pepper, then cook for 5–8 minutes on high heat, stirring constantly.
Remove from heat, add vinegar, if desired, and stir.
powdered sugar, fresh mint sprigs, and whipped cream
Optional garnish: powdered sugarfresh mint sprigs, and whipped cream
Preheat oven to 350° F.
In a large sauté pan on medium-high heat, sauté apples in butter for 6–8 minutes. Stir in cinnamon, nutmeg and brown sugar. Cook for an additional 3–4 minutes. In a small cup, mix cornstarch and vanilla extract until dissolved. Stir into apple mixture and cook for an additional two minutes on medium-high heat.
Turn off heat and set mixture aside.
Phyllo dough pastries:
Lightly grease a large 6-muffin tin pan.
Starting with the first sheet of phyllo dough, brush each side with melted butter then dust with the powdered sugar and cinnamon mix. Continue until all 6 sheets have been buttered and dusted with sugar and cinnamon mix, stacking one sheet on top of the other as you go.
Cut each stack into 6 squares. Line the bottom and sides of each muffin cup using one stack of squares, leaving some of the squares hanging over the edges of the muffin cups.
Fill each phyllo-lined muffin cup halfway to three-quarters full with the apple mixture (this will depend on how big the apples are cut), making sure each phyllo-lined muffin cup has equal amounts of apple mixture.
Fold excess phyllo dough over the apples in each muffin cup.
Bake in preheated oven at 350° F for 8–10 minutes or until golden brown.
Optional: Garnish with powdered sugar, fresh mint sprigs and/or whipped cream.
Dry Rubbed Turkey Wings – by Chef McCargo’s Receipe
7whole turkey wings
Chef McCargo’s Barbecue Spice Rub:
1cuppacked dark brown sugar
1teaspoonred pepper flakes
2teaspoonsdehydrated onion flakes
2teaspoonsdark chili powder
14tablespoonslow-sodium barbecue sauce2 Tbsp per wing
Preheat oven to 375° F.
Spice Rub Directions:
In a small bowl mix, brown sugar, black packed dark brown sugar, black pepper, red pepper flakes, smoked paprika, granulated garlic, dehydrated onion flakes, chili powder.
Pat wings dry and pierce with fork on both sides. Rub wings liberally with spice rub, saving 1 tablespoon for later. Place wings on baking sheet tray and bake wrapped in foil for 30 minutes. Remove wings from oven and discard foil, flip over and cook for an additional 30 minutes. Sprinkle rest of seasoning on wings and flip back over. Turn off oven and let wings sit in oven for 15 minutes,
Roast Pork Loin With Sweet and Tart Apple Stuffing
Course: Main Dish
Cherry Marmalade Glaze:
½cupsugar-free orange marmalade
2cupspacked cubed Hawaiian rollsor any white bread
½cupfinely diced Granny SmithMacintosh or Honey Crisp apple
2tablespoonsfinely diced onions
2tablespoonsfinely diced celery
1tablespoonfresh thyme or ½ teaspoon dried thyme
½cuplow-sodium chicken stock
Roast Pork Loin:
1poundHormel® natural boneless pork loin
2 18-inch piecesbutcher twine
Cherry Marmalade Glaze:
Mix all glaze ingredients in a small saucepan over medium-high heat until marmalade is melted and starts to simmer. Turn off heat and set aside.
Preheat oven to 400° F.
Sauté all ingredients in canola oil except for chicken stock for 2–3 minutes in large sauté pan over medium-high heat. Slowly add chicken stock until moist, but not too wet. (You may not need it all, depending on how much juice is released from the apples during cooking.)
Remove from heat and chill to room temperature.
Pork Loin Directions:
Meanwhile, cut five slits about 1 inch apart along the length of the loin, forming several pockets. Stuff each pocket with about 2 tablespoons of stuffing (there should be a little left over). Tie one long piece of twine around the length of the loin and tie additional twine across the shorter length as needed to keep the stuffing in place.
Place remaining stuffing on a baking sheet tray, place tied stuffed pork on top and bake for 45 minutes at 400° F or until you reach an internal temperature of 160° F.
Spoon on the dried cherry marmalade glaze, shut oven heat off and let rest in oven for 10–15 minutes. Remove pork loin, slice into portions then serve.
Mix lemon juice, lemon zest, ¼ cup olive oil, cheese, rosemary, pepper, oregano and red pepper flakes in a large bowl.
Pasta and Vegetables
Cook orzo pasta according to box directions, drain and let sit. (Do not rinse.) Sauté peppers, onions, and zucchini on medium-high heat with 2 tablespoons of oil in large pan until translucent. Add sautéed vegetables and orzo pasta into the large bowl and fold gently until well mixed. Pour lemon mixture over pasta and vegetables. Mix gently.
Serve at room temperature or cold.
3tablespoonschives or any other herbfresh or dry to taste
nonstick cooking spray or parchment paper
Preheat oven to 400° F.
Spray cookie sheet with nonstick cooking spray or line with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, mix flour, cream of tartar and baking soda. Then mix in mayonnaise with a fork until the mixture resembles coarse cornmeal. In a small bowl, combine milk and herbs, and add to the flour mixture. Stir until combined.
4Medium Ripe AvocadosI used the Dark Black Avocados
4Smallfirm Roma tomatoesdiced them
1/4 cupwhite oniondiced
2Tablespoonsfresh cilantrochopped fine
1smallJalapeno Pepperseeded and chopped
1/2mediumGreen Bell Pepperseeded and chopped into thin strips
1/2mediumYellow Bell Pepperseeded and chopped into thin strips
1/2mediumOrange Bell Pepperseeded and chopped into thin strips
Cut your avocados, then put into bowl and mash them, add all chopped ingredients, leave a few red pepper strips to decorate after mixing all ingredients together then decorate the top with red strips. Refrigerate for at least an hour or two before serving with crackers or other vegetables.
Cut watermelon into triangles, about 12 or 13 then arrange watermelon triangles on a round plate, cut cucumbers an arrange cucumbers on top of watermelon then slice strawberries an add strawberries on top of cucumbers slices, spread the lime juice on top and decorate with mint leaves.
Jalapeno Peppers stuffed with Cream Cheese and Wrapped with Bacon and then Broiled.
Great Appetizer!!! Try it you will love it.
6Medium Jalapeno PeppersCut in half
18 oz Package Block Philadelphia cream cheeseSoftened
Use plastic gloves when working with Jalapeno Peppers
Cut Jalapeno Peppers in Half (long ways)
Clean all the seeds out of the peppers then take your cream cheese put in bowl and mash it. Then scoop up cream cheese with your hand and put it in the Jalapeno pepper to fill it completely. Then take the strip of bacon and wrap completely around the pepper put into pan and broil until bacon is browned.
Rev. Andrew Umberg, a regular guest chef joins Chef Kathryn Raaker to make a delicious Asian Summer Feast! First, they prepare the marinade for the grilled Asian chicken. Next, they prepare an Asian stir fry with rice. Lastly, they prepare a refreshing Ambrosia to finish off the meal. Enjoy
Add all liquid and dry ingredients and put in medium size bowl that is preferably round with deep well and blend with a spatula until all ingredients are mixed well. Slice the Chicken Breasts in three pieces length wise. Add to marinate refrigerate at least 8 hours. Then Grill until Chicken is done.
4carrotsPeel and slice carrots on diagonal in small pieces
2BunchesBrocolliCut the tops of Broccoli florets into small pieces
2TablespoonsGinger or Ginger paste
Prepare vegetables by cutting them or Julianne them, heat wok and pour oil and heat until hot them add garlic and ginger paste then gradually add vegetables do not overcook. Add Molasses and water. Serve with Rice
220 Oz CannedWater Based Chunk Pineappleor use half of fresh Pineapple cut in chunks
1teaspoon Almond Extract
1cupLight Cool Whipped Topping
Drain the Pineapple and save some of the juice, drain the Mandarin oranges, Use large mixing bowl add Pineapple, Mandarin Oranges add the almond extract, and juice reserved from pineapple, add mini marshmallows, mix well then add coconut and Whipped topping. Decorate with Maraschino Cherries Refrigerate for 2 hours and serve in dessert dishes.