Chicken Cordon Bleu #RecipeMakeover #Giveaway #AD

Disclaimer: I received a sample kit from Smokin O’s to try and review. I received no further compensation from PinterTest Kitchen or any other sponsors. All opinions are my own.

Chicken Cordon Bleu
Healthier Chicken Cordon Bleu ditches the breading and swaps lean turkey ham and low-sodium Swiss. Kicking calories, fat and sodium down a notch. You’ll find the recipe below. 😉
Welcome to Day Three of #RecipeMakeover!

 

Recipe Makeover Logo Square

This week, I’ve joined forced with 40+ of my food blogger friends to present #RecipeMakeover. During this week, we’ll all be sharing our favorite better-for-you alternatives to unhealthy dishes. Follow along on any of the blogs below or with the hashtag on social media to find nutritious dishes that are packed with flavor.

Thanks to our hosts, Allison, Jess and Sharon from The PinterTest Kitchen for organizing this giveaway event!

A huge THANK YOU to our sponsors, who have made #RecipeMakeover possible! They’ve provided a number of awesome products that you can win by entering our #RecipeMakeover giveaway below.

Just follow the instructions below, and you could win the following prize pack:

  • Butter-flavored coconut oil and digestive blend from our sponsor Barlean’s – Barlean’s butter-flavored coconut oil is an organic, dairy-free alternative that can be used as a 1:1 substitution for butter. Their digestive blend is an organic, vegan combination of flaxseed, chai seed, quinoa, unsweetened shredded coconut, and a proprietary pumpkin blend, that is delicious sprinkled into salads, smoothies, oatmeal, and more.
  • Sampler pack of original, mesquite, and applewood Smokin O’s from our sponsor Smokin O’s – Instead of frying, choose a healthier cooking option like grilling! Smokin O’s is an innovative new product that allows you to add a natural wood taste even if you are using a propane grill, and they work great in charcoal grills and smokers too. No soaking, no mess, no wait – just delicious wood flavoring from a 100% natural product with no binders or chemicals.
  • 4 flatbread pizzas from our sponsor American Flatbread – Choose from any of America Flatbread’s 15 all-natural, handmade pizza varieties, available at your local grocery store. These pizzas feature 100% organically grown wheat crusts and are topped with fresh herbs, vegetables, and cheeses (no rBST growth hormone!). They’re all-natural, with no preservatives, artificial colors or flavors, and handcrafted from scratch and par-baked in wood-fired ovens.
  • 5 containers (48 oz) of ice cream from our sponsor Turkey Hill – Ice cream for a health food event? Try out their line of no-sugar-added products for a sweet treat without the guilt or their line of light ice creams, which have a rich taste with a fraction of the fat. They also have a rainbow sherbet option, which is Vitamin C and naturally low in fat. These all make great dessert options for special occasions. Turkey Hill also believes in implementing green initiatives to cut down on waste, reduce packaging, and minimize outputs into the environment.
  • 15 tuna creations pouches from our sponsor StarKist – StarKist tuna pouches all have at least 13 grams of protein, and their BOLD line now includes three gluten-free varieties: Tuna Creations® BOLD Thai Chili Style; Tuna Creations® BOLD Jalapeño; and Tuna Creations® BOLD Hot Buffalo Style.
  • Mueller Spiral-Ultra 4-Blade Spiralizer from blog hosts, The PinterTest Kitchen – this 4-in-1 gadget allows you to spiralize your favorite veggies, and it also has extra attachments for a juicer, mandolin and grater.

This prize pack is valued at over $200, and one lucky winner will get it all! This giveaway is open world-wide except where prohibited. A winner will be randomly drawn on April 29, at the conclusion of #RecipeMakeover, and the winner will be contact via email.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Chicken Cordon Bleu
Healthier Chicken Cordon Bleu

Chicken Cordon Bleu #RecipeMakeover

Yield: 2 servings

Serving Size: 1 each

Ingredients

  • 2 4-ounce chicken breasts pounded 1/2-inch thickeness
  • 2 slices lean turkey ham
  • 2 slices Swiss cheese
  • 2 tablespoon low calorie mayo
  • 1 teaspoon coarse grain mustard
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil

Instructions

  • Fry chicken in oil over medium heat turning once to brown and chicken reaches 165 degrees.
  • Mix together mayo and mustard. Spread thin layer on chicken.
  • top with turkey ham and Swiss. Heat thoroughly and cheese is melted.
  • Top with remaining sauce. Sprinkle with dried basil.
Schema/Recipe SEO Data Markup by Yummly Rich Recipes
http://www.cindysrecipesandwritings.com/chicken-cordon-bleu-recipemakeover-giveaway-ad/

Check out today’s Recipe Makeovers from participating bloggers!


Posted in chicken, What's For Dinner? | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Welcome to #RecipeMakeover Week #Giveaway #Ad

Disclaimer: I received a sample kit from Smokin O’s to try and review. I received no further compensation. All opinions are my own.
Recipe Makeover Logo Square

After a long winter of snowstorms, stews, and sweets, spring is the perfect time to get back to the basics – delicious, whole foods and dishes packed with fruits and veggies that are great for your overall health.

To eat a healthier diet, you don’t need to make drastic changes (unless recommended by a doctor). It’s not about denying yourself that occasional treat; it’s about taking baby steps to reduce the amount of sugar, carbs, red meats, and empty calories in your meals.

This week, I’ve joined forced with 40+ of my food blogger friends to present #RecipeMakeover. During this week, we’ll all be sharing our favorite better-for-you alternatives to unhealthy dishes. Follow along on any of the blogs below or with the hashtag on social media to find nutritious dishes that are packed with flavor.

A huge THANK YOU to our sponsors, who have made #RecipeMakeover possible! They’ve provided a number of awesome products that you can win by entering our #RecipeMakeover giveaway below.

Just follow the instructions below, and you could win the following prize pack:

  • Butter-flavored coconut oil and digestive blend from our sponsor Barlean’s – Barlean’s butter-flavored coconut oil is an organic, dairy-free alternative that can be used as a 1:1 substitution for butter. Their digestive blend is an organic, vegan combination of flaxseed, chai seed, quinoa, unsweetened shredded coconut, and a proprietary pumpkin blend, that is delicious sprinkled into salads, smoothies, oatmeal, and more.
  • Sampler pack of original, mesquite, and applewood Smokin O’s from our sponsor Smokin O’s – Instead of frying, choose a healthier cooking option like grilling! Smokin O’s is an innovative new product that allows you to add a natural wood taste even if you are using a propane grill, and they work great in charcoal grills and smokers too. No soaking, no mess, no wait – just delicious wood flavoring from a 100% natural product with no binders or chemicals.
  • 4 flatbread pizzas from our sponsor American Flatbread – Choose from any of America Flatbread’s 15 all-natural, handmade pizza varieties, available at your local grocery store. These pizzas feature 100% organically grown wheat crusts and are topped with fresh herbs, vegetables, and cheeses (no rBST growth hormone!). They’re all-natural, with no preservatives, artificial colors or flavors, and handcrafted from scratch and par-baked in wood-fired ovens.
  • 5 containers (48 oz) of ice cream from our sponsor Turkey Hill – Ice cream for a health food event? Try out their line of no-sugar-added products for a sweet treat without the guilt or their line of light ice creams, which have a rich taste with a fraction of the fat. They also have a rainbow sherbet option, which is Vitamin C and naturally low in fat. These all make great dessert options for special occasions. Turkey Hill also believes in implementing green initiatives to cut down on waste, reduce packaging, and minimize outputs into the environment.
  • 15 tuna creations pouches from our sponsor StarKist – StarKist tuna pouches all have at least 13 grams of protein, and their BOLD line now includes three gluten-free varieties: Tuna Creations® BOLD Thai Chili Style; Tuna Creations® BOLD Jalapeño; and Tuna Creations® BOLD Hot Buffalo Style.
  • Mueller Spiral-Ultra 4-Blade Spiralizer from blog hosts, The PinterTest Kitchen – this 4-in-1 gadget allows you to spiralize your favorite veggies, and it also has extra attachments for a juicer, mandolin and grater.

This prize pack is valued at over $200, and one lucky winner will get it all! This giveaway is open world-wide except where prohibited. A winner will be randomly drawn on April 29, at the conclusion of #RecipeMakeover, and the winner will be contact via email.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thank you to all of our participating bloggers. Click the links below to find out what recipes they’re cooking up for #RecipeMakeover:

The PinterTest Kitchen
Fix Me a Little Lunch
Rosie Discovers
crave the good
Zesty South Indian Kitchen
That Recipe
The Domestic Dietitian
Authentically Candace
Eat, Drink, Be Healthy!
Body Rebooted
Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice
Feeding Big
Natural Contents
Seduction In The Kitchen
Everyday Eileen
Family Around The Table
Fairyburger
Jane’s Adventures in Dinner
Kitchen Counter Chronicles
Kate’s Recipe Box
Kelly Lynns Sweets and Treats
Chocolate Slopes
Little House Big Alaska
Makes, Bakes and Decor
2 Cookin’ Mamas
Meadoe Out on a Limb
Strawberry Blondie Kitchen
Mel Claire
Cookaholic Wife
For the Love of Food
The Saucy Southerner
Cook’s Hideout
Two Lazy Gourmets
Ink and Sugar
Cookingwithsapana
The Chef Next Door
Sarah Cooks the Books
Chef Sarah Elizabeth
Frankly Entertaining
Palatable Pastime
Our Good Life
The Food Hunter’s Guide to Cuisine
A Day in the Life on the Farm

Stay tuned to see all of the delicious recipes bloggers create during #RecipeMakeover!

Posted in What's For Dinner? | 2 Comments

Small-Batch Baking Treats for 1 or 2 Cookbook #Giveaway #Ad

small batch baking cover

Courtesy of 175 Small-Batch Baking Recipes Treats for 1 or 2 by Jill Snider © 2017 Robert Rose Publishing Photos and recipes reprinted with publisher permission. Available where books are sold.

I was given one copy of 175 Small-Batch Baking Recipes by Jill Snider © 2017 to review and one copy to giveaway. I received no further compensation. Book description courtesy of Robert Rose Publishing.

Nothing beats baked goods, fresh from the oven. Many people don’t have a lot of storage space, so these recipes are perfect for baking
the amount you intend to use and enjoy fresh, with no leftovers to worry about.
The recipes in this book take the guesswork out of trying to downsize traditional recipes (which we all know, can be disastrous).
Other benefits to small-batch baking include smaller quantities of ingredients, cooking time is considerably less and clean up is a breeze!
Most of these recipes can be mixed by hand, using a whisk or wooden spoon rather than an electric mixer.
Perfect for singles, seniors, couples, small families.

Enjoy these two sample recipes courtesy of 175 Small-Batch Baking Recipes Treats for 1 or 2 by Jill Snider © 2017 Robert Rose Publishing.

peanut fudge
Courtesy of 175 Best Small-Batch Baking Recipes by Jill Snider © 2017 www.robertrose.ca Reprinted with publisher permission. Available where books are sold.

Image credit: Colin Erricson

Peanut Fudgies, pg 64
Peanut Fudgies

These cookies are like a chewy brownie that’s loaded with chocolate chips and peanuts.
Makes 8 medium or 6 large cookies (see Tips, below)
• Preparation: 15 minutes
• Baking: 13 minutes
• Freezing: excellent
Tips
I like to chop nuts on a cutting board, using a sharp chef’s knife. You can do it in a food processor as well.
Store nuts in the freezer. They can go rancid quite quickly.
To make large cookies, drop dough by large spoonfuls (2 tbsp/30 mL). Bake for 10 to 14 minutes, as directed.
Cooled cookies will keep in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week or can be frozen for up to 3 months. Thaw and bring to room temperature before serving.

• Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C)
• Baking sheet, greased or lined with parchment paper
9 tbsp semisweet chocolate chips, divided 135 mL
2 tbsp butter 30 mL
3 tbsp all-purpose flour 45 mL
1⁄8 tsp baking soda 0.5 mL
1 egg yolk 1
3 tbsp packed brown sugar 45 mL
1⁄3 cup chopped honey-roasted peanuts 75 mL
 (see Tips)
1⁄4 cup peanut butter chips 60 mL

1. In a small microwave-safe bowl, combine 6 tbsp (90 mL) chocolate chips and butter. Microwave on Medium for 1 minute, stirring halfway through, until melted. Stir until smooth. Set aside to cool.
2. In a small bowl, whisk together flour and baking soda. Set aside.
3. In a medium bowl, using a wooden spoon, beat together egg yolk and brown sugar until smooth. Stir in cooled melted chocolate. Gradually add flour mixture, stirring well. Stir in peanuts, peanut butter chips and remaining 3 tbsp (45 mL) chocolate chips, until well combined.
4. Drop dough by heaping tablespoonfuls (22 mL), spacing about 2 inches (5 cm) apart, on prepared baking sheet.
5. Bake in preheated oven for 9 to 13 minutes or until set around the edges but slightly soft in the center. Let cool for 5 minutes on sheet, then transfer to a wire rack and cool completely.

raspberry
Courtesy of 175 Best Small-Batch Baking Recipes by Jill Snider © 2017 www.robertrose.ca Reprinted with publisher permission. Available where books are sold.

Image credit: Colin Erricson

page 22
Raspberry Coconut Pinwheels

This is a cheat’s way to make pinwheel cookies. There’s no rolling and cutting, unlike traditional refrigerated pinwheel cookies.
Makes 8 medium or 6 large cookies (see Tips)
• Preparation: 20 minutes
• Baking: 14 minutes
• Freezing: excellent

• Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C)
• Baking sheet, greased or lined with parchment paper
3⁄4 cup all-purpose flour 175 mL
2 tbsp quick-cooking rolled oats 30 mL

1⁄4 tsp baking soda 1 mL
Pinch salt Pinch
1⁄4 cup butter, softened (see Tips) 60 mL
1⁄4 cup packed brown sugar 60 mL
3 tbsp granulated sugar 45 mL
1 egg 1
1⁄4 tsp pure almond extract 1 mL
1⁄2 cup flaked coconut (see Tips) 125 mL
11⁄2 tbsp raspberry jam (see Tips) 22 mL
1. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, oats, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
2. In a medium bowl, using a wooden spoon, beat together butter, brown and granulated sugars, egg and almond extract, until creamy. Gradually add flour mixture and coconut, stirring well. Set aside 3 tbsp (45 mL) of the dough for topping.

About the Author:
JILL SNIDER has decades of baking experience, including 25 years as the test kitchen manager for a
major flour maker. She is also the author of Cake Mix Magic and Complete Cake Mix Magic. Jill resides
in Toronto, ON.
Food For Thought…Do you have baking tips and techniques to share for baking in small batches? I’d love to hear your ideas in a comment below!

Enter to win your own copy today!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Posted in What's For Dinner? | 6 Comments

Potato Bread Filling plus #ReduceFoodWaste Tips #TheRecipeReDux

Potato Bread Filling

Potato Bread Filling serves the best of both side dishes in one; bread stuffing and mashed potatoes. Use up leftovers and #ReduceFoodWaste!

Potato Bread Filling

Welcome to the April edition of Recipe ReDux!
April 2017 – Theme

Easy Ways to Reduce Food Waste
In honor of Earth Day on April 22, we’re challenging ReDux members to show how they reduce food waste. Whatever you would normally toss, use it up. Share tips for reducing food waste in meal planning, prep or using up scraps.

Reduce, Reuse and Recycle reminds us the Earth Day is every day.

The kitchen lends many ways to accomplish this motto.

Here are several ideas to get you started:

  • Reduce the amount of food waste by only buying want you need. If you buy in bulk to save money remember to repackage items into smaller portions and store appropriately.
  • Many perishable items like nuts can be frozen to add shelf life. Staples like flour and whole grains can be frozen too.
  • Reuse extra cooked veggies and leftover meats in soups and casseroles. Leftover broth and cooking liquids make excellent gravies and sauces.
  • Recycle your beef and veal bones and poultry carcasses into stock for bone broth and soup bases. Stock can also be frozen.
  • Don’t forget to compost anything you cannot re-purpose.

For today’s Recipe ReDux I did a kitchen clean-in clean out.

Potato Bread Filling, PA Dutch style used leftover mashed potatoes, stale rolls, celery that had seen it’s better days and leftover chicken stock.

You should see all the extra space in my fridge. 😉 Maybe I’ll go shopping….responsibly!

Potato Bread Filling Plus #ReduceFoodWaste Tips

Potato Bread Filling

 

Potato Bread Filling plus #ReduceFoodWaste Tips #TheRecipeReDux

Yield: 6 servings

Serving Size: 1/2 cup

Ingredients

  • 2 cups mashed potatoes
  • 3 cups stale or leftover rolls cut into large chunks
  • 1/3 cup finely diced celery
  • 1/4 cup finely diced onion
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock or broth
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley
  • pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Saute celery and onions in butter over medium heat until softened. Place in large bowl.
  • Add egg, broth, parsley, salt and pepper Stir to mix
  • Place mixture in medium casserole dish
  • Bake at 350 for approximately 30 minutes.
  • Enjoy!
Schema/Recipe SEO Data Markup by Yummly Rich Recipes
http://www.cindysrecipesandwritings.com/potato-bread-filling-thereciperedux/
More about the Recipe ReDux.

recipe redux

As the first and only recipe challenge founded by registered dietitians, The Recipe ReDux is focused on taking delicious dishes, keeping them delicious, but making them better for you. Dietitians Regan Jones (of ReganMillerJones, Inc.), Serena Ball and Deanna Segrave-Daly (both of Teaspoon Communications) founded the group on the belief that healthier eating should always taste delicious. As the Latin term “redux” means to revisit or reinvent, we are reinventing the idea of healthy eating with a taste-first approach. We aim to inspire the food lover in every healthy eater and inspire the healthy eater in every food lover.

recipe-redux-linky-logo

Posted in #RecipeReDux, #TheRecipeReDux, bread, potatoes, stuffing, What's For Dinner? | 4 Comments