Thursday, October 31, 2013

Ranch dressing NEW ADS get kids to eat veggies. CRAP - see nutrition info too

NUTRITION INFORMATION - One tablespoon is 73 calories and 8 grams of fat. Normal lite serving is 4 TBNS but most people use 6 TBNS.

That is approx. 300 - 450 calories (1/5 of normal calories per day).

and 32 - 48 grams of fat. Almost the entire fat allowance per day!

The parents if do this are fools and making their kids fat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1. Ranch dressing
    Salad dressing

  2. Ranch dressing is a type of condiment made of some combination of buttermilk, salt, garlic, onion, herbs, and spices, mixed into a sauce. Wikipedia

  3. Nutrition Facts
    Ranch dressing
    Amount Per 1 tablespoon (15 g)
    Calories 73

  4. % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 8 g12%
    Saturated fat 1.2 g6%
    Polyunsaturated fat 4.2 g
    Monounsaturated fat 1.7 g
    Cholesterol 5 mg1%
    Sodium 164 mg6%
    Potassium 9 mg0%
    Total Carbohydrate 1 g0%
    Dietary fiber 0.1 g0%
    Sugar 0.4 g
    Protein 0.2 g0%
    Vitamin A0%Vitamin C0%
    Vitamin D0%Vitamin B-60%
    Vitamin B-120%Magnesium0%
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  5. Sources include: USD

American: What is a Kershaw?

This is a kershaw or a cushaw!

There are different opinions on what this is:

  • Mountain Man in Cana, Va says it is a cross between a pumpkin and a squash.
  • Another opinion is that it is a cross between a zucchini and a pumpkin. 
  • Another opinion is that it is a Tennessee sweet potato squash. 

  • Also claimed by Louisiana and Tennessee

It is a winter heirloom squash. In the crookneck squash family. 

My personal photo above






Substitutes for Kershaw would be Butternut or Delicata.  Photos below. 





Butternut and Kershaw have really tough skins and are tough to crack open.  I peel mine with a "Farberware" peeler (Wimpy peelers don't work).  My sister-in-law Patricia who made the Kershaw pies baked the Kershaw in the oven until the skin came off.  

Friday, October 11, 2013

ITALIAN: Veal Piccata and Cannoli - Secrets of a Restaurant Chef

ITALIAN: Hot and Spicy by Giada

NOTE:  Love Giada but not the treatment of her and many of the chefs on   
  • They fired Paula Deen for nothing and now are running (for example, today 6 episodes of "Unwrapped" in a row). Since they don't have the Deen family to post anymore they are running out of material and running 9 year old episodes (This episode is from 2004 but I think the recipes are great and applicable to today's cooks).
  • They don't post photos a lot on the recipe pages (especially on the older ones - saving space on servers) - so we can't see what the finished dish looks like so I have used some GENERIC PHOTOS HERE if I couldn't locate somewhere else. 


Hot & Spicy

Giada invites a few friends over for dinner with a spicy

 bite, from appetizer through dessert. Her delicate angel 

hair pasta gets a little "diavolo" with red pepper, and 

even her rich chocolate mousse has some delicious 


Recipes in This Episode

Spicy Chicken

Fiery Angel Hair Pasta

Chili Oil

Wicked Hot Chocolate Mousse

ITLALIAN: Ina Garten - Get your Italian recipe fix here: 85 Italian recipes from the Barefoot Contessa - VIDEOS TOO