Written on May 13, 2013 at 2:05 pm , by Judith Pena
As the saying goes there are few things as American as Apple Pie. So join us today, May 13th, as we celebrate this traditional dish and salute some of our favorite tasty variations for National Apple Pie Day.
This quintessential American dessert is always welcome whether it’s a
casual 4th of July picnic or a fancy Thanksgiving dinner.
Get the recipe: Classic Apple Pie
Written on May 10, 2013 at 11:00 am , by Judith Pena
Get the recipes: 15 Easy Shrimp Dinners
Did you know…
- Shrimp packs 18 grams of protein per a 3 ounce serving with only 83 calories and 1 gram of fat
- Shrimp has 45 micrograms of selenium, an antioxidant mineral that helps protect most body systems form unwanted damage, in every four ounces. In addition, research studies show that selenium found in shrimp can be well-absorbed into the human body.
- Although “shrimp” and “prawns” are both classified as crustaceans, the terms cannot be used interchangeably, as they belong to two different suborders pleocyemata and dendrobranchiata, respectively.
And lastly, “There’s a million ways to cook shrimp… shrimp is the fruit of the sea. You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it. Dey’s uh, shrimp-kabobs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo. Pan fried, deep fried, stir-fried. There’s pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich…” –Bubba in Forrest Gump
Written on April 27, 2013 at 12:00 pm , by Judith Pena
Celebrate National Prime Rib Day or any special occasion by sinking your teeth into this premium cut of meat using our seriously simple Roasted Prime Rib recipe. When buying prime rib, ask your butcher to trim some of the excess fat but leave a layer of fat to protect your meat as it roasts.
Written on April 26, 2013 at 2:23 pm , by Judith Pena
Happy National Pretzel Day! Today we honor one of our favorite after-school snacks and cocktail party appetizers, the pretzel. Created centuries ago by monks with pieces of leftover dough, you can now find this salty (and sometimes savory) snack at carnivals, ballparks, the street corners of New York City and cleverly incorporated into both sweet and savory recipes. Try out some of our favorite recipes below, then mix up your own cool creations.
Mix up the classic bavarian recipe with ingredients you probably already have on hand. Then, personalize the recipe with add ons like parmesan cheese or cinnamon and sugar.
This 30-Minute Meal from Rachael will be a hit with kids who’ll love making and eating it!
This ballpark-inspired pizza uses our easy Skillet Pizza Dough as a base. Make a large batch ahead of time and keep it in your refrigerator for a quick weeknight dinner.
This sweet and salty dessert combo is always a crowd pleaser. Try substituting the pretzel crust into your other favorite pie recipes for a fun and unexpected twist.
Which do you prefer? Soft or Hard pretzels?! Tell us in the comments below.
Written on April 14, 2013 at 1:00 pm , by Judith Pena
Happy National Pecan Day! Before we get to our celebration recipe though, let’s take a moment to learn more about the pecan, a buttery flavored tree nut with a soft crunch.
Did you know…
- The word “pecan” is actually a Native American word? (source)
- The majority of pecan production happens in the United States, Mexico, Australia and Israel?
- And last, but not least, that the pecan actually looks like this when it’s still on the tree?
Now, onto our celebration recipe: The Pecan Pie!
Often viewed as a Thanksgiving recipe, the pecan pie can–and should–be enjoyed all year-long. Fabulously easy to make, incredibly indulgent and effortlessly stunning, we’re sure you’ll want to keep digging your fork into this pie. Bake it for your neighborhood block party or your husband’s birthday. No matter what type of occasion, this pie will be a crowd-pleaser. Oh, and be prepared to share your recipe!
Get the recipe: Pecan Pie with Bourbon Ice Cream