Posts Tagged ‘recipes’

Salmon Burger

Summer meals are all about the grill! If you’re tired of the traditional fare of hot dogs and hamburgers, change up your dinner plans for the rest of the season. Fire up the grill and test these new ideas!

Who says the only main dishes you can make on a grill are the ones topped with ketchup and mustard? Prepare something new tonight that your whole family will love, like eggplant parmigiana, salmon burgers, or even pizza! For side dishes, toss up a grilled salad, mix up grilled polenta, or bake some potato skins.

Grilled Skillet Peach Pie

When it comes to dessert, the grill can be your friend there, too! Try a pineapple berry “hobo pack” or even bake up an entire grilled skillet peach pie! Be creative and try your hand at grilling bananas, apples, and pears in any combination or by itself with spices like cinnamon and nutmeg.

Tonight, when the kids ask, “What’s for dinner?” you can surprise them with something new and exciting, fresh off the grill!


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Only three more days until the Fourth of July! I am very much looking forward to some time off, relaxing with family and friends, and of course, great food! Since summer berries are my favorite, I’m whipping up this effortless “Angel Food Berry Cream Dessert,” found on the Easy Eats section of CobornsDelivers.com, for my picnic. The best part? No cook time means that I can get this sweet treat ready before I head out the door without having to preheat my oven or use my stove in this sweltering July heat. Enjoy!

Angel Food Berry Cream Dessert – ABC Dessert

PREP TIME: 45 Minutes
COOK TIME: No cook time

1 Angel Food Cake, prepared
16 oz. Strawberries, halved
6 oz. Raspberries
4 oz. Blueberries
6 oz. Blackberries
1 cup + 1/2 cup Sugar
16 oz. Heavy Whipping Cream

1. Combine strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries in a bowl with 1 cup of sugar and let them macerate until they form their own syrup.
2. Slice an Angel Food cake into 3 layers and set aside.
3. Make whipping cream by mixing heavy whipping cream and ½ cup of sugar in a cold bowl and whip until slightly thickened.
4. Layer a trifle bowl with 1 layer of the cake, then the cream, then the berries and continue until you end with the top layer of the cake.
5. Spread the cream on the top layer and spread with the fruit and garnish with mint and serve – again a very yummy and a bit sinful dessert.

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With the fishing opener coming this weekend you might be asking yourself, what do fish like to eat?  Hopefully the bait you cast out on your line, and maybe even a few tidbits you’ve dropped over the side…But more importantly, what do you like to snack on? After all, everyone knows fishing requires not only a lot of patience, but also a boat stocked with enough distractions of food and beverage to sustain a weary fisherman for the long haul.

This weekend even if the fish aren’t biting, be sure you are – by filling your cooler with some of our tasty suggestions.

Easy basics for the Little Fry: (all individually pre-wrapped and easy to stow)

M & Ms, Snickers, string cheese, Go-gurt (try freezing in advance), Uncrustables Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, lollipops, juice pouches and/or mini sodas.

Can’t-live-without-its for the Big One:  Peanuts, Almonds, Beef Jerky, Sunflower seeds, your favorite Beer and chips.

“The Big Catch”: If you want to upscale your snacks this year in honor of a long winter’s wait, make this recipe in advance. This one’s easy to toss back all in one bite – (and would probably make great bait if you’re in need!)

Bacon wrapped li’l smokies
1 16 oz. package little smokie sausages
1 lb. bacon
1 cup brown sugar, or to taste

Preheat oven to 350.  Cut bacon into thirds and wrap each strip around a sausage.  Place a toothpick thru each one, arrange on baking tray and sprinkle liberally with brown sugar.  Bake until bacon is crisp and sugar is melted.  May be served hot, cold or room temperature.  Can be made ahead and refrigerated until use.

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When that question comes crashing into the reality of a day that has been filled with client meetings, it takes on new meaning…since often you’ve forgotten to plan, (your client meeting sure was good, though) or in any way prepare the items needed in order to answer that simple little question.  And “drive-thru” is not an answer anyone in your house wants to hear, especially you.

So what can you do to save the day, when the time has gotten away?


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