Salad Eggs Chicks THM-S

Children love these little chicks and what better day to make them than the first day of Spring. These eggs bring a smile to everyone’s face at potlucks and picnics. 

Chick Eggs

  • 8 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons Duke mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
  • 1 teaspoon cream
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • paprika

Place eggs into a saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil, turn off heat and cover saucepan with lid for 10 minutes. Pour off hot water and add cold water and ice. Peel. Cut eggs in half and scope out yolks. Process yolks smooth in a food processor. Add mayonnaise, mustard, cream, and salt. Use either a small cookie scoop or pastry bag to fill eggs with yolk mixture. Sprinkle with paprika before serving. 16 salad egg halves or 8 whole salad chicks. THM S

To make baby chicks: cut the top 1/3 of the hard boiled egg off. Carefully remove the egg yolk. Process yolks as directed above. Pipe yolk mixture into the large white piece, mounding up to make a head for the eyes and beak. Add 2 whole cloves for the eyes and a carrot sliver for the beak. place the small white piece on top to look like a chick hatching.

**Instapot method to hard boil eggs. Place eggs on the metal rack in the Instapot. Add 1/2 cup water. Place lid on and set the timer for 3 minutes. Release pressure manually. Remove lid and place eggs in ice water.  Shell. 

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Breaded Okra with Cajun Sauce

I love breaded okra and here is a recipe you can enjoy without feeling guilty. I use whole, frozen okra and they turn out great. Pair it with the Cajun Sauce and you have delightful side dish to served with grilled chicken or Jalapeno sausage. This is a THM S dish.Breaded Fried Okra

Breaded Okra

  • 1 pound whole frozen okra
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon Almond Milk
  • 2 tablespoons Masa Cornmeal
  • 1/4 cup THM Baking Blend
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • coconut oil for frying

Cajun Sauce

Thaw frozen okra slightly. Beat egg and almond milk together. In a separate container; mix cornmeal, baking blend, salt, and pepper together. Dip okra pods in egg wash and then into baking blend mixture. Heat 1 inch oil in a skillet until 350 degrees F.  Fry breaded okra, a few pieces at a time, until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Season with additional salt if needed. Mix sauce ingredients together. Serve with fried okra. Serves 4.

*add the larger amount of seasoning for a spicier sauce.

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Breaded Okra with Cajun Sauce

Author Glenda Groff

Ingredients

  • 1 pound whole frozen okra
  • 1 tablespoon almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons Masa Corn Flour
  • 1/4 cup THM Baking Blend
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • coconut oil for frying

Cajun Sauce

  • 1 cup Duke Mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons prepared horseradish
  • 1 tablespoon sugar-free ketchup
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon Cajun Seasoning

Instructions

  1. Thaw frozen okra slightly. Beat egg and almond milk together. In a separate container; mix cornmeal, baking blend, salt, and pepper together. Dip okra pods in egg wash and then into baking blend mixture. Heat 1 inch oil in a skillet until 350 degrees F.  Fry breaded okra, a few pieces at a time, until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Season with additional salt if needed. Mix sauce ingredients together. Serve with fried okra. Serves 4.

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Hot Pepper Jelly

Our family enjoys spicy foods and have always enjoyed Hot Pepper Jelly as an appetizer on crackers. Here is a sugar-free version that we enjoy with cream cheese and Wasa Crackers.
Hot Pepper Jelly

  • 4½ cups red and green bell peppers, finely chopped
  • 2 ¼ cups apple cider vinegar
  • 12 jalapenos, removing seeds and membranes if desired
  • 4 teaspoons calcium water*
  • 1 ¾ cup  THMGentle Sweet
  • 4 teaspoon Pomona’s Pectin

Wash the peppers and chop off the ends. Remove the seeds and membranes. Finely chop peppers in a food processor. Drain the peppers for 5 minutes. Mix pectin and sweeteners and set aside. Place the peppers and vinegar in a kettle. Bring to a boil. Add calcium water and stir well. Whisk in the pectin/sugar mixture. Bring to a rolling boil for 2 minutes. Ladle into 8 ounce jars. Wipe jars clean and add lids and rings. Seal.

*there is a small packet of calcium along in the Pomona’s Pectin pack to make calcium water.

**To be sure of seal, hot water bath for 5 minutes.

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Hot Pepper Jelly

Ingredients

  • 4 1/2 cups red and green peppers, finely chopped
  • 2 1/4 cups apple cider vinegar
  • 12 jalapenos, remove seeds and membranes if desired
  • 4 teaspoons calcium water
  • 1 3/4 cups THM Gentle Sweet
  • 4 teaspoons Pomona's Pectin

Instructions

  1. Wash the peppers and chop off the ends. Remove the seeds and membranes. Finely chop peppers in a food processor. Drain the peppers for 5 minutes. Mix pectin and sweeteners and set aside. Place the peppers and vinegar in a kettle. Bring to a boil. Add calcium water and stir well. Whisk in the pectin/sugar mixture. Bring to a rolling boil for 2 minutes. Ladle into 8 ounce jars. Wipe jars clean and add lids and rings. Seal.

    *there is a small packet of calcium along in the Pomona's Pectin pack to make calcium water. 

    **To be sure of seal, hot water bath for 5 minutes.

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Armadillo Eggs THM-S

Is your garden yielding lots  of peppers right now?  These are a tasty addition to a meal and can be made using either Jalapenos or Sweet Mini Bell peppers.  My favorite is Jalapenos cause I love the heat. I use Italian Sausage that we make from hogs we butcher in the winter. For my some of my children I use small bell peppers.

Armadillo Eggs THM-S

  • 14-16 Jalapenos Peppers*
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup fried, crumbled bacon
  • 2 tablespoon finely diced onions
  • 1 1/3 cups shredded, cheddar cheese
  • 1 pound Italian pork sausage
  • 3 Wasa Crackers
  • 1/3 teaspoon cumin powder

Combine cream cheese, bacon, onions, and 1/3 cup cheddar cheese together. Set aside. Make a slit in each pepper and clean out all the seeds and membranes. Using a decorating bag, fill each pepper with cream cheese mixture. Set aside. Combine pork sausage and remaining cheddar cheese. Pat around peppers in a thin layer. Blend Wasa crackers and cumin to make fine crumbs. Roll each pepper in cracker crumbs. Place on a cookie sheet.  Bake at 350 degrees F. for 25 minutes. Serves 14-16.

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Armadillo Eggs THM-S

Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings 8
Author Glenda Groff

Ingredients

  • 14-16 Jalapenos Peppers*
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup fried, crumbled bacon
  • 2 tablespoon finely diced onions
  • 1 1/3 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 pound Italian pork sausage
  • 3 Wasa Crackers
  • 1/3 teaspoon cumin powder

Instructions

  1. Combine cream cheese, bacon, onions, and 1/3 cup cheddar cheese together. Set aside. Make a slit in each pepper and clean out all the seeds and membranes. Using a decorating bag, fill each pepper with cream cheese mixture. Set aside. Combine pork sausage and remaining cheddar cheese. Pat around peppers in a thin layer. Blend Wasa crackers and cumin to make fine crumbs. Roll each pepper in cracker crumbs. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 25 minutes. Serves 8.

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*Sweet Mini Bell peppers can be used instead of Jalapenos.