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Broiled Maryland-Style Crabcakes with Creamy Herb Sauce from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach Broiled Maryland-Style Crabcakes with Creamy Herb Sauce from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

The mid-Atlantic coast is a region filled with fishing boats, oyster roasts, rolling tides, bald eagles and lighthouses – the whole picturesque nine yards. I was lucky enough to grow up on the Potomac River, which is inside the Chesapeake Bay watershed. This means crab feasts and crabcakes were normal, everyday events for my family. I even went crabbing with crab pots and little fish as bait. It was just part of life for those of us who grew up on the coasts of Virginia, Maryland or Delaware.

Broiled Maryland-Style Crabcakes with Creamy Herb Sauce from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Broiled Maryland-Style Crabcakes with Creamy Herb Sauce from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

As I thought about creating a crabcake recipe to share with you, I knew I wanted to make Maryland-style crabcakes. Other crabcakes contain a lot of filler ingredients to help the patty stick together, but here in the mid-Atlantic, we prefer the opposite. The crab meat takes center stage (as it should!) and everything else in the cake is just a compliment. A little mayo, mustard and herbs and spices for flavor, an egg and a touch of flour for binding. The cakes are then broiled for a quick and easy meal fit for a king.

The Creamy Herb Sauce on the side is equally delicious, so make sure to save any extra for later. It makes a great salad dressing, veggie dip or sauce for seafood, chicken or beef.

Broiled Maryland-Style Crabcakes with Creamy Herb Sauce from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Broiled Maryland-Style Crabcakes with Creamy Herb Sauce from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach


Broiled Maryland Crabcakes with Creamy Herb Sauce
SERVES: 8

Ingredients
1 large egg
3 Tablespoons mayonnaise
1 Tablespoon brown mustard
1 Tablespoon all purpose flour
1 teaspoon seafood seasoning
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 pound lump crabmeat
1/4 cup chopped parsley
1 small shallot, minced
1 garlic clove, minced
Creamy Herb Sauce (recipe follows)
Instructions
Beat egg, mayonnaise, mustard, flour, seafood seasoning, salt and pepper until well blended.
Stir in crabmeat, parsley, shallots and garlic until crab is coated with mayonnaise mixture.
Preheat toaster oven on broil.
Place 1/4 cup crab mixture on broiler pan; lightly press down. Repeat with remaining mixture. (these crabcakes are delicate and don't have much filler)
Broil crabcakes 8 minutes, turning once.
Serve with Creamy Herb Sauce.
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Creamy Herb Dressing that goes great with crabcakes, fish and chicken from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

 


Creamy Herb Sauce
YIELDS: 2 servings

Ingredients
1 cup mayonnaise
1 cup sour cream
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
1 package (0.75 oz.) fresh chives
1 package (0.75 oz.) fresh dill
1/2 cup fresh parsley, tops only
1 garlic clove
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Instructions
Place mayonnaise, sour cream, lemon juice, chives, dill, parsley, garlic, salt and pepper in blender jar.
Cover and blend until mixture is creamy.
Refrigerate until ready to serve.
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Easy Reach Toaster Oven from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

 

The Easy Reach™ 4-Slice Toaster Oven can help you in countless ways around the kitchen while saving space and time. The removable Easy Reach™ roll-top door offers better access to food and easy cleaning, while the front-access crumb tray slides out for quick cleanup. Toast, bake or broil, and you’ll be thrilled with the results.

 

HB_SmoothieLife_Blog_Sidebar_1Don’t let its space-saving design fool you. The versatile blending container functions as a mixing jar one minute and doubles as a portable travel mug with attachable drinking lid the next. For a lightweight, easy-to-use, inexpensive personal blender, the Hamilton Beach® Single-Serve Blender is well worth the investment. Just imagine all the recipe possibilities, extra storage room and money you’re saving.

 

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Center Stage: Citrus Kale Immune Booster Smoothie with @foodnfocus and @hamiltonbeach | everydaygoodthinking.comApril Aceto works in advertising sales by day and behind her camera at night. Her passions for food and photography come from her extensive travel around the country and the world, exploring new cuisine and landscapes. She is the author of Food n’ Focus, a blog devoted to bringing a variety of cuisines together in one photogenic place. She can be found on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

Now that September is finally here and the cooler temperatures are right around the corner, I think many of us notice that our immune systems begin to take a turn for the worse. People are cooped up indoors and germs are spreading like crazy. Many of us start to increase our intake of vitamin C during this time through supplements or fruits but I really like to boost my immunity with one of my favorite smoothies.

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One of my favorite sources of vitamin C is kale. This vegetable is seriously the new “superfood” and it’s packed with nutrients that do wonderful things for your body. While it might turn your smoothie a leafy green color, it’s practically flavorless so you won’t even know it’s there! Not only is this vegetable high in vitamin C, but it also gives you large doses of Vitamin A, K and fiber. Fiber can also help you maintain a healthy weight by making you feel full longer.

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In addition to the vitamin-packed kale, the combination of citrus fruits, chia seeds and Greek yogurt add an extra punch of vitamin C and protein. I also like to include vanilla almond milk as an additional source of protein. All of these components are a great way to wake your body up and keep you feeling full until lunchtime. And it never hurts to boost your immune system as we move into the cooler months.

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Citrus Kale Immune Booster Smoothie
SERVES: 1

Ingredients
1 cup vanilla almond milk
½ cup plain Greek yogurt
1 grapefruit, peeled and quartered
1 orange, peeled and quartered
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 handful fresh kale
2-3 ice cubes
Instructions
Combine all ingredients in the jar of the Single-Serve Blender and pulse until the ingredients are combined.
Place the travel lid back onto the cup and serve or pour into a large glass and enjoy.
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Baked Coconut Shrimp with Curried Chutney Dipping Sauce is a healthier spin on a fried classic! From Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Coconut shrimp is one of my favorite appetizers to order at restaurants. They come to the table piping hot, audibly crunchy and… full of calories. They always come with a slightly sweet and fruity dipping sauce that makes you feel like you’re enjoying food from the islands.

Baked Coconut Shrimp with Curried Chutney Dipping Sauce is a healthier spin on a fried classic! From Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

But when I eat this delicious app, I always feel I gain a pound or two with each piece. Luckily, there’s a way to recreate a healthier (and cheaper!) version of coconut shrimp at home – and it’s not hard to do.

Baked Coconut Shrimp with Curried Chutney Dipping Sauce is a healthier spin on a fried classic! From Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Large peeled shrimp gets dunked in egg white and coated with a mixture of panko crumbs and shredded coconut, then baked for about ten minutes. In the time it takes to load the dishwasher, you can make this recipe. It doesn’t get any better than that.

Baked Coconut Shrimp with Curried Chutney Dipping Sauce is a healthier spin on a fried classic! From Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

The baking process can be done in a countertop oven, so you’re skipping the deep fryer and opt for a quicker, healthier method. The lightened-up version creates shrimp that are perfectly cooked and tender with a crust that is crisp and not overly sweet. You don’t need a ton of coating so you can really allow the natural flavor of the shrimp to stand out.

Baked Coconut Shrimp with Curried Chutney Dipping Sauce is a healthier spin on a fried classic! From Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

You won’t miss the frying process in these coconut shrimp, and you’ll be amazed at how good a dish this quick and easy can taste. This recipe is going in my regular rotation box for future dinners and potlucks. The only thing I might change is the quantity.

Baked Coconut Shrimp with Curried Chutney Dipping Sauce is a healthier spin on a fried classic! From Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach


Baked Coconut Shrimp with Curried Chutney Dipping Sauce
SERVES: 8

Ingredients
1 cup chutney
2 Tablespoons sliced green onion
1/2 teaspoon ground curry
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
2 Tablespoons all purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup panko crumbs
3/4 cup sweetened shredded coconut
1 egg white
1 pound (16 to 20 count) extra jumbo shrimp
Cilantro
Instructions
Stir chutney, green onion, curry and crushed red pepper in small bowl until blended. Set aside.
Preheat oven to 450°F. Spray a baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
Combine flour and salt in a large resealable plastic bag.
Add panko crumbs and coconut to bag. Seal and shake to combine.
Beat egg white in a medium bowl until foamy.
Dip one shrimp at a time into egg white.
Place shrimp in crumb mixture and press mixture onto shrimp until well coated. Arrange in single layer in prepared baking pan.
Bake 9 to 11 minutes until crumbs are golden brown. Serve with chutney mixture. Garnish with cilantro.
Notes
Serving size is for appetizer portions. Serves 4 as a main dish.
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Baked Coconut Shrimp with Curried Chutney Dipping Sauce is a healthier spin on a fried classic! From Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

The Easy Reach™ 4-Slice Toaster Oven can help you in countless ways around the kitchen while saving space and time. The removable Easy Reach™ roll-top door offers better access to food and easy cleaning, while the front-access crumb tray slides out for quick cleanup. Toast, bake or broil, and you’ll be thrilled with the results.

 



Center Stage: Slow Cooker Chocolate Fudge Brownies from Completely Delicious on Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

Annalise Sandberg writes the blog Completely Delicious from her home in Utah, where she lives with her husband Steve, son John and dog Pi. She is a passionate baker who is almost completely self taught, learning from trial and error. Like us, she believes that life is usually a little better with sugar and butter. You can find her on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

Completely Delicious used the @hamiltonbeach Searing Grill to make these awesome Grilled Veggie Sandwiches with Goat Cheese Spread on everydaygoodthinking.com #grillit  @completedelish

Summer is all about grilling, am I right? Sure, summer has a lot of other fun things going on, but if I had to choose my favorite thing about summer it would be the fast, easy and fresh food I get to enjoy thanks to my garden and grill.

With Hamilton Beach’s searing grill I can now take my grilling year-round, rain or shine. It’s small and sits right on my countertop, but grills like a pro!

Completely Delicious used the @hamiltonbeach Searing Grill to make these awesome Grilled Veggie Sandwiches with Goat Cheese Spread on everydaygoodthinking.com #grillit  @completedelish

My garden isn’t quite brimming with fresh produce just yet, but my grocery store and local farmers markets are. And these sandwiches are the perfect way to enjoy them. Here, I’ve used zucchini, mushrooms, red peppers and onions, but feel free to get creative. And while the grilled vegetables shine enough on their own, you could certainly add a grilled chicken breast or a few slices of crispy bacon if you just gotta have some meat.

Completely Delicious used the @hamiltonbeach Searing Grill to make these awesome Grilled Veggie Sandwiches with Goat Cheese Spread on everydaygoodthinking.com #grillit  @completedelish

The grilled veggies may be the star, but the herb goat cheese spread almost steals the show. Don’t skimp; it brings the whole thing together into one delicious summery sandwich. Perfect for lunch or an easy dinner, these grilled veggie sandwiches are sure to be a favorite all summer long.

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Grilled Veggie Sandwiches with Herb Goat Cheese Spread
SERVES: 2

For the spread
5 ounces goat cheese, room temperature
2 teaspoons fresh basil, chopped
1 teaspoon fresh chives, chopped
1 teaspoon fresh lemon zest
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 cup olive oil
For the sandwiches
1 small zucchini, sliced
1 portobello mushroom, sliced
1 red pepper, sliced and seeds removed
1 small red onion, sliced
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
4 slices ciabatta bread (or 2 ciabatta rolls, sliced)
Goat cheese spread
Instructions
To make the goat cheese spread, combine the goat cheese, basil, chives, lemon zest, garlic and olive oil in a small bowl.
Toss together the zucchini, mushrooms, red pepper and onion in a bowl with the olive oil, salt and pepper.
Place the veggies directly on a grill preheated to medium high. Cook on each side for 2-3 minutes until grill marks are present and veggies are softened. Remove from heat.
Spread the goat cheese on the bottom slice of bread for each sandwich. Stack veggies on top. Serve immediately.
Notes
Be sure to slice veggies into large pieces so they rest easily on the grill without falling through. You may have leftover goat cheese spread. You can store it in the fridge for up to one week.
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Use this recipe to sneak veggies into your family's diet!  Turkey Vegetable Meatloaf with Cranberry Glaze from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach - everydaygoodthinking.com

Forget the meatloaf of your childhood, and forget the meatloaf they may have served you in the cafeteria. This turkey meatloaf is spectacular, and it’s loaded with healthful vegetables. It comes out of the oven smelling like sweet and tangy barbecue sauce, so you’d never believe how good for you it is. If you have little ones (or big ones) who aren’t fans of veggies, this is a great way to sneak in mushrooms, broccoli, carrots and onions virtually undetected. They add lots of moisture to the loaf, so you can use turkey instead of beef without losing the juiciness you crave.

Use this recipe to sneak veggies into your family's diet!  Turkey Vegetable Meatloaf with Cranberry Glaze from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach - everydaygoodthinking.com

Bake the loaf free-form in a large baking pan, then transfer it to a cutting board to rest before slicing, so the moisture stays locked up inside. Top it with the remaining glaze to create a loaf that is savory and sweet, but a little tart, and sure to be a mom-approved crowd-pleaser.

Check back Friday for our hands-down favorite idea for delicious meatloaf leftovers!

Use this recipe to sneak veggies into your family's diet!  Turkey Vegetable Meatloaf with Cranberry Glaze from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach - everydaygoodthinking.com

Use this recipe to sneak veggies into your family's diet!  Turkey Vegetable Meatloaf with Cranberry Glaze from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach - everydaygoodthinking.com

 


Turkey Meatloaf with Vegetables
SERVES: 4

Ingredients
1 can (14 oz.) cranberry sauce
3 Tablespoons apple juice
2 Tablespoons spicy brown mustard
1 cup broccoli florets
2 medium carrots, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
1 small yellow onion, quartered
4 white mushrooms, quartered
1 garlic clove
1/2 cup chicken broth
2 Tablespoons spicy brown mustard
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon ground marjoram
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 pound ground white turkey meat
1 slice whole grain bread, crumbled
Instructions
Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 13x9-inch baking dish with cooking spray; set aside.
In food chopper bowl, add cranberry sauce, apple juice and 2 Tablespoons mustard. Process until blended; set aside.
Using S-blade and with processor running, drop broccoli, carrots, onion, mushrooms and garlic into food chute. Process until finely chopped.
Spray a medium skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium-high heat. Add broccoli mixture and cook for 2 minutes.
Add broth, mustard, salt, thyme, marjoram and pepper. Cook about 4 minutes without stirring until broth is almost evaporated.
Combine turkey, bread crumbs and broccoli mixture in a medium bowl until well blended.
Spoon turkey mixture into prepared dish. In center of dish, form mixture into an oval loaf.
Bake 30 minutes; pour 1/2 cup cranberry mixture over meatloaf to glaze. Bake an additional 20 to 25 minutes or until meat thermometer registers 165°F.
Heat remaining cranberry mixture in a small saucepan until heated through to serve with meatloaf.
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