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Family Matters: Modified Ice Cream Bar Pie


Some of you have been asking me how my son’s ice cream birthday cake turned out…let me tell you, my new teenager was thrilled with his ice cream bar pie!

I had to adjust the original recipe from the Celebrate Cooking magazine because my son does not eat chocolate. Yes, you read that right he does not like chocolate! Apparently he did not inherit my taste buds.

The dessert was easy and took only minutes to make, leaving me with lots of time to enjoy his party!

Here are my modifications to the Ice Cream Bar Pie.

Ice Cream Bar Pie
Prep Time: 15 minutes, plus chill time
Serves 18

Ingredients:
1 (12 Ct) box Blue Bunny Birthday Party Ice Cream Sandwiches (it uses vanilla wafers)
1 (12 oz) tub fat-free frozen whipped topping
1 (16 oz) pkg frozen sweetened strawberries or fresh strawberries

In a 13×9 dish, line the bottom of dish with ice cream sandwiches. Spread the thawed frozen strawberries over sandwiches. Spread whipped topping over frozen strawberries. Freeze pie for 30 minutes. Top with fresh strawberries before serving.



Cool & Sizzlin’Salads


Cool & Sizzlin’SaladsBlueberry Spinach Salad
Serves 8
Prep Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:
10 cups spinach
2 1/4 cups blueberries
1/2 cup pecans
1 cup olive oil
1/2 cup cider vinegar
1/2 tsp McCormick Sea Salt Grinder|
1 tsp McCormick Poppy Seeds

Directions:
In a large bowl, combine spinach, 2 cups blueberries and pecans. Toss salad. In a food processor, combine oil, vinegar and 1/4 cup blueberries. In a jar with a top, combine oil mixture with salt and poppy seeds. Shake the jar until the dressing is well combined.

Nutritional Information: Calories Per Serving: 325, Fat: 32 g (4 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 179 mg, Carbohydrates: 9 g, Fiber: 3 g, Protein: 2 g

BLT Salad
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes

Ingredients:
6 romaine lettuce leaves
6 slices turkey bacon
1 tomato, chopped
1/2 cup blue cheese
1/2 cup red onion, chopped
1/2 cup light ranch dressing
McCormick Black Pepper Grinder, to taste

Directions:
Place one leaf of lettuce on each plate. Microwave bacon for 6 minutes and crumble each piece of bacon over a leaf of lettuce. Add tomato, blue cheese, onion and ranch dressing onto each leaf in the form of a cobb salad. Grind black pepper over salad, to taste.

Nutritional Information: Calories Per Serving: 117, Fat: 9 g (0 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 24 mg, Sodium: 500 mg, Carbohydrates: 4 g, Fiber: 0 g, Protein: 6 g

Mixed Greens Salad
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Serves 6

Ingredients:
6 cups mixed greens
1/4 cup almonds, toasted
2 oranges
1/4 cup red onion, quartered
2 Tbs olive oil
2 Tbs orange juice
1/4 tsp McCormick Sea Salt Grinder
1/4 tsp McCormick Black Pepper

Directions:
In a large bowl, combine mixed greens and almonds. Peel the orange, take out each section and place into salad. Toss salad. In a jar with a top, combine olive oil, orange juice, salt and pepper. Shake jar until well distributed. Pour dressing over salad.

Nutritional Information: Calories Per Serving: 321, Fat: 10 g (1 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 243 mg, Carbohydrates: 50 g, Fiber: 15 g, Protein: 10g


Tyson Chicken Strip Salad

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Serves 4

Ingredients:
2 cups Tyson Chicken Strips, cooked
1 Tbs McCormick Cumin
6 cups romaine lettuce
1/4 cup walnuts
1 apple, sliced

Directions:
Sprinkle cumin over chicken strips. Cook chicken according to package instructions. In a large bowl, combine lettuce, walnuts, apple slices and cooked chicken strips.

Nutritional Information: Calories Per Serving: 199, Fat: 8 g (1 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 60 mg, Sodium: 63 mg, Carbohydrates: 9 g, Fiber: 3 g, Protein: 25 g

© 2010, Brookshire Grocery Co. Nutrient counts are rounded to the nearest whole number. All dietary and lifestyle changes should be supervised by a physician.

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Leigh Oliver’s Burgers


Leigh Oliver’s BurgersLeigh Oliver’s Burgers
Prep Time: 15 minutes 
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Serves 4

Ingredients:
1 lb lean ground beef, divided into four equal patties
Salt and pepper, to taste
4 Tbs Leigh Oliver’s Smoked Gouda Green Chile Pimento Cheese
4 hamburger buns
Optional toppings: Lettuce, tomatoes, red onion, bacon

Directions:
Thaw hamburger meat in the refrigerator 30 minutes before preparing. Sprinkle hamburger patties with salt and pepper, to taste. Heat a heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Cook patties about 4 minutes per side or until medium, flipping only once. Remove grease from the pan. Add buns to skillet, until just toasted. Spread pimento cheese onto warm patties or buns, and assemble burgers with your choice of toppings.

Nutritional Information: Calories Per Serving: 361, Fat: 12 g (5 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 111 mg, Sodium: 450 mg, Carbohydrates: 21 g, Fiber: 1 g, Protein: 40 g



Shop the Sale: Food Club Yogurt


With the kiddos going back to school this week, I need to get stocked up on breakfast, lunchbox and snack foods. If your school mornings are anything like mine, they can get a little crazy! When we are having, you know, ‘one of those mornings’ – it’s smoothies for breakfast. Smoothie are quick, easy to make and nutritious.

I start with Food Club Yogurt; which happens to be on sale this week, orange juice or milk, frozen strawberries, a banana, local honey or Stevia and a few ice cubes.

Mix in a blender, pour into to-go cups and we are out the door.

Here are a few of my favorite smoothie mix-ins used in different combination:
Strawberries
Bananas (fresh or frozen)
Blueberries
Apple juice
Vanilla
Vanilla yogurt
Stevia
Local honey
Nutmeg
Milk
Orange juice
Flax seed
Rice protein powder
Frozen mixed berries
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Healthy Living: Every Little Bit Helps!


If you are having trouble losing weight you may need to get up and move. One of the biggest reasons people do not have a healthy lifestyle is time; no one seems to have time to cook dinner or workout.  If you do not have 30 to 60 consecutive minutes to work out in a day, you can always break it up. You can walk for 10 minutes at your break time or 20 minutes at lunch.  If you walk for 10 minutes three times a day you already have 30 minutes of working out. Every little bit helps! When you start to be more aware of physical activity, you may be able to find 30 consecutive minutes a day to work out.

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Healthy Living: Add Fiber to Sweets


Are you a diabetic but still have a sweet tooth? Then try adding fiber to your cookies and muffins.  Fruit, nuts, and oatmeal would add fiber to your sweet treats!

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Product Talk: Greek Yogurt


One of the newest craze in food right now is Greek yogurt. Greek yogurt is creamier and richer than regular yogurt. Compared to other yogurts, Greek yogurt has a higher amount of protein while having a lower amount of carbohydrates and fat.

When buying Greek yogurt the wisest choice, if you’re watching your weight, is get the plain yogurt, with no flavor, and add your own fruit or even honey.  But if you like a little flavor added to your yogurt you can buy that too. Dannon Greek yogurt actually has fruit at the bottom of its container and it makes a great morning snack.



Cool Mix-in’s


Cool Mix-in’sPeanut Butter Dream Ice Cream
Serves: 4 

Ingredients:
2 cups Goldenbrook Farms Peanut Butter Bash Ice Cream
1/4 cup Hershey’s Reese’s Pieces

Directions:
In a medium bowl, combine ice cream and Reese’s Pieces.

Mix ice cream until well combined.

Nutritional Information: Calories Per Serving: 268, Fat: 15 g (8 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 25 mg, Sodium: 119 mg, Carbohydrates: 30 g, Fiber: 0 g, Protein: 6 g

Cherries ‘N Cream Sweet Treat
Serves: 4

Ingredients:
2 cups Goldenbrook Farms Cherries N’ Cream Ice Cream
5 blocks of Hershey’s Milk Chocolate with Almonds Bar

Directions:
Combine all ingredients in blender, and blend until smooth.

Nutritional Information: Calories Per Serving: 198, Fat: 10 g (6 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 28 mg, Sodium: 46 mg, Carbohydrates: 24 g, Fiber: 0 g, Protein: 3 g

Turtles ‘N Cream Chocolate Treat
Serves: 4

Ingredients:
2 cups Goldenbrook Farms Turtles N’ Cream Ice Cream
1/4 cup Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup

Directions:
In a medium bowl, combine ice cream and Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup. Mix ice cream until well combined.

Nutritional Information: Calories Per Serving: 220, Fat: 8 g (5 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 25 mg, Sodium: 123 mg, Carbohydrates: 34 g, Fiber: 0 g, Protein: 3 g

Grandma’s Mint Chocolate Moon Pie
Serves: 4

Ingredients:
2 cups Goldenbrook Farms Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
2 Mint Crunch Moon Pies

Directions:
Combine ice cream and Moon Pies in a blender, blend until smooth.

Nutritional Information: Calories Per Serving: 255, Fat: 14 g (9 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 30 mg, Sodium: 85 mg, Carbohydrates: 28 g, Fiber: 1 g, Protein: 4 g

Chick-O-Stick Milkshake
Serves: 4

Ingredients:
2 cups Goldenbrook Farms Vanilla Ice Cream
1 bag Atkinson’s Chick-O-Stick Candy
2 Tbs dry-roasted peanuts

Directions:
Crush Chick-O-Sticks and peanuts in blender and add ice cream. Blend together.

Nutritional Information: Calories Per Serving: 236, Fat: 12 g (6 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 30 mg, Sodium: 61 mg, Carbohydrates: 27 g, Fiber: 1 g, Protein: 5 g

Rocky Road Cool Treat
Serves: 4

Ingredients:
2 cups Goldenbrook Farms Rocky Road Ice Cream
1 Almond Joy bar

Directions:
Combine ingredients in blender, blend until smooth.

Nutritional Information: Calories Per Serving: 225, Fat: 12 g (7 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 25 mg, Sodium: 83 mg, Carbohydrates: 27 g, Fiber: 1 g, Protein: 4 g

© 2010, Brookshire Grocery Co. Nutrient counts are rounded to the nearest whole number. All dietary and lifestyle changes should be supervised by a physician.

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Dine In: Southwest Won Ton Cups


These make the perfect appetizer to eat before a meal or take to a party!

Southwest Won Ton Cups
Serves: 8
Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 7 minutes

Ingredients:
8 squares wonton wrapper
1 Tbs butter, melted
1/2 cup corn
1/2 cup avocado, small cubes
2 Tbs green onion, chopped
2 Tbs cilantro, finely chopped
1 Tbs lime juice

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a mini muffin pan with cooking spray. Spread butter onto each wonton wrapper. Place wrappers into muffin pan and bake for 7 minutes or until crisp.

In a medium bowl, mix remaining ingredients. Place corn mixture into won tons.

Nutritional Information: Calories per Serving: 57, Fat: 3 g (1 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 5 mg, Sodium: 59 mg, Carbohydrates: 33 g, Fiber: 1 g, Protein: 1 g.

© 2010, Brookshire Grocery Co.  Nutrient counts are rounded to the nearest whole number.  All dietary and lifestyle changes should be supervised by a physician

 



Family Matters: Sharing Meal Time with Your Dog


Sharing Meal Time with Your DogIf your dog is looking a little heavy, you may need to examine their eating habits. Dogs generally love human food and typically beg you to give them your food. When your family is sitting down to eat a meal, do not allow your dog to enjoy the meal with you.

You can let your dog enjoy the weather outside or they can enjoy nap time or play time in another room. You know you can not resist saying no to those big sad eyes when they want some of your food; so eliminate the temptation of feeding your dog human food by not allowing them to be in the room with you while you are eating.



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