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Fast Idea Friday: Buffalo Dip

Written on January 31, 2014 at 9:00 am , by

It’s the Friday before the Super Bowl and if you’re still searching for that perfect snack or app, have no fear: It’s Fast Idea Friday, and we’ve got a recipe  you can’t refuse! Creamy, tangy and just the right amount of spice, our Buffalo Dip is sure to please any palate, no matter what team they’re rooting for! Serve it alongside crunchy veggies and you’ll have a winning dish in no time.

 

 

Get the Buffalo Dip recipe here, and have a delicious Super Bowl Sunday!

 

 

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Fast Idea Friday: Peanut Chicken Noodles

Written on January 24, 2014 at 9:00 am , by

Happy Friday, and happy National Peanut Butter Day! We know you could celebrate by simply grabbing a bag of your favorite peanut butter candies or just spooning it right out of the jar, but here’s a fast idea that’ll satisfy your dinner needs and your peanut butter craving: Peanut Chicken Noodles.

 

 

Satisfy your Thai food craving with this quick dish, which brings together flavors of sesame oil, soy sauce, honey and lime, all into one delicious peanut sauce. You’ll never call for take-out again! Get the recipe here.

 

 

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Fast Idea Friday: Maple-Raisin Oatmeal

Written on January 17, 2014 at 9:00 am , by

Between late nights, morning commutes and early meetings, it seems like no one has time for breakfast anymore. But–as you’ve heard before–breakfast is the most important meal of the day! You don’t need to slave away in the kitchen to make something hearty, healthy and yummy. Our Maple-Raisin Oatmeal takes less than 10 minutes to put together and contains a ton of fiber and protein to keep you full until lunch time. So bring your breakfast habit back for good. Your body, mind and taste buds will thank you.

Get the recipe here.

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Fast Idea Friday: Drop the Delivery Menu!

Written on January 10, 2014 at 10:53 am , by

Happy Friday! We know the last thing you probably want to do tonight is cook dinner when you can just as easily get into weekend mode and order in. Let us give you an offer you can’t refuse: A pizza recipe that’s almost as easy to make as picking up the phone and calling for delivery — but it’s homemade! Plus, it’ll be done before any pizza boy could make it to your front door. Behold: Pizza Supreme

 

 

Spicy Italian sausage, creamy ricotta cheese and tender bell peppers on a warm crust straight out of the oven. It doesn’t get any fresher than that!

 

 

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Fast Idea Friday: Cool it, Quick!

Written on January 3, 2014 at 9:00 am , by

To make a light, fluffy grain salad, you need cooled cooked grains. But letting them chill out in the pot or strainer will leave you with a clumpy, gummy mess. The solution is as close as your cupboard. Grab a baking sheet and save your salad this way:

 

1. Transfer drained, just-cooked grains to a rimmed baking sheet.

2. Using a spatula, spread the grains in an even layer. Let cool completely, about 30 minutes for 4 cups of grains. (For even quicker cooling, stick the pan in the refrigerator; it’ll take half the time.)

3. Use the cooled grains in all sorts of salads and side dishes, like our brand new Spinach Salad with Beets, Quinoa & Goat Cheese.

 

 

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Fast Idea Friday: Shrimp Salad Spoons

Written on December 27, 2013 at 9:00 am , by

The new year is right around the corner, but before you collect your champagne, party hats and confetti, make sure you have a quick and delicious appetizer to serve or bring to whatever festive party you’re attending. These Shrimp Salad Spoons are easy to put together, require little to no cooking and are elegant enough for even a black tie affair. Plus, the shape of the edible “spoon” is perfect for cheers-ing with all your friends.

 

 

Creamy, crunchy, shrimpy goodness. What could be better on the last night of the year? Get the recipe here. Cheers!

 

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Fast Idea Friday: Trail Mix Granola

Written on November 29, 2013 at 9:00 am , by

Happy day after Thanksgiving! If you’re anything like us, you got up at the crack of dawn for some epic Black Friday shopping (or you’re already home from those crazy 3 am sales). Which just goes to show, the holiday season is both wonderful and crazy at the same time. So you’re going to need snacks to keep you energized all season long. And we’ve got just the recipe for you: Our fast and easy Trail Mix Granola?

 

 

Store-bought trail mix combined with sweet cinnamon-y oats and baked to perfection–what could be bad about that? Make a big batch for your whole family to enjoy. Watch the step-by-step video here.

 

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Fast Idea Friday: PB & B Burritos

Written on November 8, 2013 at 9:00 am , by

Did you know November is National Peanut Butter Lovers Month? Here’s a fast way to celebrate: PB & B Burritos, complete with crunchy peanut butter, bananas, yogurt and honey. It’s the perfect healthy snack to make you feel like a kid again.

Watch our step-by-step video on how to make these sweet and crunchy treats here.

 

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Fast Idea Friday: Chocolate-Banana Melts

Written on October 25, 2013 at 9:00 am , by

It’s Friday afternoon, so you’ll be glad you have this gooey Chocolate-Banana Melt recipe on hand when you get home tonight (After all, if you don’t deserve a Nutella-ified dinner on a Friday, when do you?). It makes for a killer late-night or weekend snack, too!

 

Watch our step-by-step video on how to make these sinful snacks here.

 

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Fast Idea Friday: Happy National Dessert Month!

Written on October 18, 2013 at 9:00 am , by

If you thought the only sweets you’d eat during October were Halloween candies, think again! October is National Dessert Month, so that basically gives you permission to satisfy your sweet tooth all month long! Here’s a quick and easy idea to start your weekend off right: Cherry-Plum Crumble.

 

 

What makes this dessert so simple is the store-bought oatmeal cookie mix. Just add butter, plums, cherries and a dollop of vanilla ice cream and you have the most perfect fall dessert in minutes. Watch our step-by-step recipe video here.

 

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