Cooking: Heart Healthy Recipes

Cooking: Heart Healthy Recipes While preparing marinades this summer, remember that not all cooking oils are created equal. But good-for-you grilling can be as easy as using a heart-healthy oil, such as Mazola® Corn Oil. According to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Lipidology, corn oil can significantly reduce both total and so-called “bad” LDL cholesterol more than extra virgin olive oil. In fact, Mazola Corn Oil has four times more cholesterol-blocking plant sterols than olive oil and 40 percent more than canola oil. For more information visit www.Mazola.com. Southwest Style Grilled Chicken Cobb Salad with Creamy Chipotle …

Cooking: Grilling Out

Grilling Out Warmer weather brings thoughts of grilling outside, and beef is an American favorite.  So turn on the gas grill or start the charcoal and get ready to savor these recipes, provided by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. For more recipes visit www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com. CHIMICHURRI-MARINATED STRIP FILETS   Yield: 4 servings Preparation Time: 35-40 minutes 4 beef Strip Filets, cut 1 inch thick (about 4 to 6 oz. each) 2 cloves garlic 1/2 cup packed fresh cilantro 1/2 cup packed fresh parsley 1/4 cup olive oil 2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. freshly grated lemon peel 1/4 tsp. crushed …

Cooking: Strawberries

Cooking Strawberries are a quick and easy snack for adults and children. “Strawberries always put a smile on my face,” says Chef Justin Timineri, executive chef and culinary ambassador for the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. “My favorite recipe for them is to simply ‘Rinse, eat and repeat.’” Strawberries are packed with almost 140 percent of immune system boosting vitamin C.  You can find more snack ideas and recipes at www.bit.ly/floridaberries. Fluffy Stuffed Strawberries Yield: 16 servings 1 pound Florida strawberries 8 ounces low-fat cream cheese, softened 3 ounces low-fat yogurt 1/8 tsp. vanilla extrac Cut stems off …

Game Day

The game is on, and whether your team consists of spice fanatics or sweets enthusiasts, these snacks are perfect. Complete your game day spread with delicious dips—and don’t forget the dippers. Add variety and color with sliced carrots, bell peppers, and broccoli as well as Blue Diamond Nut Thins, a crunchy dipper that’s also gluten-free. Recipes courtesy www.bluediamond.com. Blazin’ Buffalo Potato Skins Yield: 6-8 3 lbs. small russet potatoes Olive oil cooking spray 1 cup shredded reduced-fat or regular Monterey Jack cheese 1 cup shredded rotisserie chicken 1/4 cup buffalo wing sauce 1/2 cup crushed Blue Diamond Hint of Sea …

Holiday Meal – Recipes from Anne Byrn

Anne Byrn, Nashville resident, former food editor of The Tennessean, and bestselling author of The Cake Mix Doctor, has a fantastic new cookbook coming out this November. Anne Bryn Saves the Day! is full of go-to appetizers, comfy soups and salads, delicious main courses, and one-of-a-kind desserts poised to please any crowd. From large holiday gatherings to do-ahead dinner parties, these are recipes home cooks can fall back on again and again. Roast Turkey in the Bag 1 tbsp. all purpose flour 1 turkey (appr. 20 lbs.) 1 medium size onion, cut in half 1 lemon, cut in half 1 …

Watermelon in Season

Sweltering describes many summer days in our area, so what could be better that a cool, refreshing salad, beverage, or other treat featuring watermelon. Recipes courtesy the Watermelon Promotion Board. Watermelon Waldorf Salad Yield: 4 servings 2 cups cubed watermelon (about ½” cubes) ½ cup sliced celery ½ cup seedless red grape halves Dash of salt ¼ cup Greek yogurt 2 tbsp. sliced almonds, toasted Stir together watermelon, celery, and grapes in bowl. Just before serving, stir salt into yogurt for dressing. Add water as desired to decrease dressing thickness. Pour mixture over fruit and stir until coated. Sprinkle with …

Strawberries In Season

Strawberry season is in full swing in Tennessee, so it’s the perfect time to try a new recipe that makes strawberries the star. Of course, if you miss the local season, you can always enjoy these year ‘round with California strawberries. Recipes courtesy the California Strawberry Commission. Grilled Salmon with Strawberry Ginger Salsa Yield: 6 servings. Salsa: Prepare at least one hour ahead. 1 English or seedless cucumber, finely chopped 1 green onion, thinly sliced 1 tbsp. cilantro, cut into strips 3-4 tbsp. seasoned rice wine vinegar 2 cups fresh strawberries, hulled and diced small 1 yellow pepper Sauce: 1 …

Cooking: Spring Brunch

Spring Brunch Whether you’re planning a special spring brunch for the family or want an easy way to entertain friends, these recipes will bring people together with anticipation. From the Denver hashbrown omelet to the skillet hashbrown frittata, these are delicious and easy. Make sure you have Hungry Jack® Original Hashbrowns on hand and you’ll be ready for company. For more delicious brunch recipes, visit www.hungryjackpotatoes.com. Denver Hashbrown Omelet Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 25 minutes Yield: 8 servings 1 carton (4.2 ounces) Hungry Jack® Premium Hashbrown Potatoes No-stick cooking spray 1 tbs. butter 1 chopped onion, about 1 …

Superbowl recipes

No matter what the score is, give Superbowl fans something to cheer about with great food, and plenty of it. These simple, delicious recipes are easy to make, which means you can sit back and enjoy the game with everybody else. For more recipe ideas to make your game day party a winner, visit www.johnsonville.com. Italian Sausage Lollipops Yield: 20 lollipops 1 pkg. (19 oz.) Johnsonville Hot Italian Sausage Links 20 10- to 12-inch bamboo skewers Oil for deep frying (vegetable, peanut, or canola) Corn Batter 1 cup cornmeal 1 cup flour 1/4 tsp. salt 1/8 tsp. black pepper 1/4 …

Low Fat Spinach and Artichoke Dip

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  With the popularity of spinach and artichoke dips, this lighter version offers an opportunity to enjoy the flavors while reducing the calories. This recipe is courtesy of Mrs. Rachael Klingeil. 2 cups light swiss cheese 1 cup parmesan cheese 1 box frozen spinach (thawed) 1 can artichokes 2/3 cup fat-free sour cream 1 cup fat-free Philadelphia cream cheese 1/2 cup light mayonnaise 2 teaspoon minced garlic Mix by hand or in a food processor. Bake at 375 degrees oven for 25-30 minutes (until starting to brown on top). Serve with slices of french bread or crackers.