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Quick Healthy Breakfast Ideas: Ham and Cheese Frittata {New Food Friday}


quick healthy breakfast ideasI know it’s been awhile since I have done a new food Friday post but here is a great quick healthy breakfast ideas that is sure to make your morning a snap. Bake these little guys ahead of time (using some leftover ham from a family event) and just grab and go. This is a breakfast I like. Enjoy


Leftover Ham and Cheese Frittata


Cooking spray

1/2 cup finely chopped onion

2/3 cup chopped Hormel Ham (if you have leftover ham from a family party this is perfect)

1/3 cup (about 1 1/2 ounces) shredded reduced-fat extra-sharp cheddar cheese

2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives

1/8 teaspoon dried thyme

1/8 teaspoon black pepper

4 large egg whites

1 large egg


Heat oven to 350°.

Heat a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook 2 minutes or until crisp-tender. Add ham; cook 3 minutes. Remove from heat and cool 5 minutes. Combine remaining ingredients in a large bowl then stir with a whisk. Add ham mixture, stir with a whisk. Spoon mixture into 24 mini muffin pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until set.

If you try this recipe please come back to tell us how it is or if you made any awesome additions to it.

Have some quick healthy recipe ideas you would like to share? I would love to feature you and your creation.

This post is part of the Hormel Extended Family Blogger program

Beat the Heat: Summer Meals You Won’t Even Turn on the Oven For! {New Food Friday}


Beat the Heat Summer Meals You Won't Even Turn on the Oven For!Summer is finally here, and with beaches, baseball games and barbecues comes scorching temps–not exactly oven-friendly weather! Instead of sweating over a hot oven, check out these delicious no-fuss, no-cook recipes for summer.

Cheesy Chicken Pockets

This easy, cheesy dish is an oven-less winner, and for under $20!

What you’ll need:

**Shredded rotisserie chicken

**Sliced cheese

**Sandwich pockets

**Sliced or diced tomatoes

**Sliced or diced onions


The sky is the limit when it comes to putting this dish together. Simply pop the pockets open and stuff away! You can make as few or as many as you need, you can make them decadent or light, or you can deck them out with any condiment you can think of. Great sides include cottage cheese, pita chips, fruit, and veggie dippers for a delicious no-cook dish the family will love!

Pine Nut Chicken Salad

This succulent salad can pull double-duty as either a main course, or a side (either way, you can put that leftover rotisserie chicken to good use!)

What you’ll need:

**Bagged mixed greens

**Shredded rotisserie chicken

**Cherry tomatoes

**Diced soft-boiled eggs

**Bag pine nuts


**Balsamic vinegar

It doesn’t get any easier than this! For the salad, just mix and go. For the home-made dressing, simply stir a few droplets of balsamic vinegar into a few tablespoons of mayonnaise to taste (start light, since a little balsamic vinegar goes a long way!)

Peanut Butter Mock-Ice Cream Smoothie

For dessert, cool off with this delicious mock-ice cream peanut butter-banana smoothie. It is healthy and delicious! The best part is that all of the ingredients are kitchen staples, so you probably have them in your pantry already.

What you’ll need:

**1 banana (any size)

**2 tablespoons of peanut butter

**2 tablespoons of honey

**1 cup of almond milk. For a less sweet taste, you can also substitute regular milk (skim or 2%).

First, chop the banana into pieces and freeze for a minimum of 2 hours; you can even freeze overnight for quick next-day prep. Freezing the banana is key, since this will give the smoothie a creamy consistency. Next, toss the chopped banana, peanut butter, almond milk and honey into your blendtec blender to a ‘chop’ setting, use this first to better break down the banana, and as it becomes smoother change settings for the perfect cool drink.

There you have it! Three quick, no-cook recipes for summer. Stay cool, and enjoy!

Happy National Doughnut Day- New Food Friday Recipe


doughnutOMG it’s National Doughnut Day. I could seriously hide in a closet at Krispy Kreme and would love to be locked in overnight.  Since that can’t happen I thought I would bring you this yummy recipe that I found. Make some of these and lock yourself in your room! Enjoy

 S’More Crecent Roll Doughnuts


2 cups vegetable oil for frying
1 (8 ounce) can Pillsbury® Refrigerated
Crescent Dinner Rolls
1/3 cup marshmallow creme
1/4 cup milk chocolate chips, melted
1 1/2 teaspoons graham cracker crumbs
For directions please see Allrecipes.com

Memorial Day Griller- Chicken Sandwich {New Food Friday}


chickensandMemorial Day is approaching and grillers will shine in true fashion. Let’s hope the weather is nice where you are. Here is a great healthy grilled chicken sandwich that is sure to please. Now for me, I would replace the avocado with something like green peppers or cucumbers. Hope you enjoy this recipe.

Chicken Summer Sandwich

1 ripe avocado, sliced
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon butter
1 large Vidalia onions, sliced into rings
4 boneless, skinless chicken breast
salt and pepper to taste
4 hamburger buns
4 tablespoons mayonnaise
4 slices provolone cheese
For complete directions please visit Allrecipes.com
Did you try this recipe? If so did you follow it or did you put your own twist on it? Let me know. If you have a recipe you would like featured on New Food Friday please contact me. I would love to showcase you.

Holiday Leftovers- Breakfast Pizza {New Food Friday}


bpizzaWondering what to do with your left over delicious Hormel ham you cooked for the family? Here is a simple and yummy breakfast pizza recipe that will be a hit in your house. Breakfast pizza is always a hit in my house.

Leftover Breakfast Pizza

12 eggs, well beaten (use egg beaters for a healthier version)
1 tablespoon butter
2 (8 ounce) cans refrigerated crescent
rolls (use reduced fat for a healthier version)
1 (.9 ounce) package hollandaise sauce
2/3 cup milk
1/4 cup butter
3 cups diced cooked ham (leftover ham from the holiday)
1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
For full direction please check out the recipe on Allrecipes.com
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Irish Soda Bread Recipe #NewFoodFriday


irishsodabread2 Days until St. Patrick’s Day and what would the day be without some Irish soda bread? I do love some great bread and this looks like an easy to make recipe.

Irish Soda Bread

4 cups all-purpose flour
4 tablespoons white sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup margarine, softened
1 cup buttermilk
1 egg
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup buttermilk
For full directions please check out the full recipe on Allrecipes.com
Do you have a version of Irish Soda Bread? Have a recipe you want featured in the New Food Friday section? Please contact me!!

Fire Roasted Vegetarian Gumbofor Fat Tuesday {New Food Friday}


fat tuesday gumbo recipeOkay so Fat Tuesday has passed but that doesn’t mean you can’t have gumbo all year round. Here is a Fat Tuesday recipe you might enjoy.  All you vegetarians out there this is for you!

Fire Roasted Vegetarian Gumbo- Fat Tuesday Recipe

1 serrano pepper
1 banana pepper
1 small can Chi-Chi’s died Green Chiles
1/4 cup canola oil
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons canola oil
2 celery ribs, chopped
1 large onion, chopped
3 green bell peppers, chopped
1 quart vegetable broth
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning
1 tablespoon smoked paprika
1 tablespoon file powder
1 cup fire-roasted tomatoes
1 sweet potato, peeled and cubed
parsnip, peeled and cubed
1 cup canned red beans, rinsed and
1 cup canned black-eye peas, rinsed and
2 cups frozen cut okra, thawed
For full directions please check out Allrecipes.com
Do you have a favorite Fat Tuesday recipe you would like to share with us? If you make this recipe please take a picture and email me. I will add it to this post.
If your a foodie and would love to share a recipe, I would love to feature you and your creations.

This post was part of the Hormel Blogger Family program

Sexy Shrimp Scampi {New Food Friday}


shrimpscampiValentine’s Day is next week. If your looking to save a bit of money try cooking at home this year. Would be healthier too (depending on what you have). I found this great looking recipe and thought you all might enjoy it. Super simple to make and looks yummy (to those who like shrimp). Enjoy

Sexy Shrimp Scampi

30 medium shrimp – peeled and deveined
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons butter, melted
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper


Full directions can be found out Allrecipes.com

Leftover Turkey Recipes {New Food Friday}


Wondering what to do with all that leftover turkey that is in your fridge? Here are a couple recipes that you can use for that or if you didn't have turkey and want to make it grab yourself some Jennie O turkey and cook away.

Almond Turkey Cups

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cups Jennie-O Turkey Store® Classic Young Turkey Breast, cooked and chopped (or leftover turkey would work)
  • 2/3 cup sweet-and-sour sauce
  • 1/2 cup almonds, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 6 CHI-CHI'S® 6 inch Fajita Tortilla

For direction please visit Hormel Foods Recieps.

Hot Open Face Turkey Sandwich

  • 1 tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
  • 1 package Jennie-O Turkey Store® Turkey Breast Cutlets, pounded to 1/4-inch thickness
  • 4 large slices oval rye bread
  • 1/4 cup plain low-fat yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
  • 1 tablespoon brown mustard
  • 1 large tomato, sliced
  • 1 ripe avocado, pitted, peeled and sliced
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 1 cup shredded low-fat Colby Jack cheese
  • Fresh greens or basil, if desired

For direction please visit Hormel Foods Recieps.

If you are still planning your Thanksgiving meal for this weekend and don't want to do a big turkey, consider getting Jennie-O turkey breast. Simple to eat and really really good! We had our office potluck last week and Jennie-O was the star of the show. We cooked it in a crock pot for a couple of hours and it just fell apart.

Do you have a favorite turkey leftover recipe? Please share.

This post was part of the Hormel Extened Family Bloggers program.

Turkey Meatballs {New Food Friday}


Photo: Taste of HomeNot having a big family dinner this Thanksgiving? Then try this simple turkey receipe and still give thanks!

Turkey Meatballs


  • 2 tablespoons dry bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green pepper
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 drops Louisiana-style hot sauce
  • 1/3 pound lean ground turkey
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • SAUCE:
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 4 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 4 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons molasses
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


  • In a large bowl, combine the bread crumbs, green pepper, egg white, garlic and hot sauce. Crumble turkey over mixture and mix well. Shape into 1-in. balls. In a small nonstick skillet, brown meatballs in oil; drain.
  • Combine the sauce ingredients; pour over meatballs. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 2 servings.

Check out Taste of Home for nutritional facts.

Do you have a turkey recipe that isn't traditional? Please let us know your creations.