Favorite Grilling & Tailgating Recipes

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A few weeks ago, I was contacted by Media Planet asking if I'd like to be part of a Grilling & Tailgating feature insert in USA Today papers around the country.  After I picked myself up off the chair, and realized that no, this was not a joke, I readily agreed.  You can check out ...

Teriyaki Grilled Chicken and Pineapple with Nakano Seasoned Rice Vinegar

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Nakano Seasoned Rice Vinegar adds a splash of flavor to any dish.  Salads, main dishes, veggies, it works with so much and is so easy and convenient to use.  I've used almost a whole bottle of the Red Pepper flavor of the Nakano and over half of the garlic flavor in just a few short weeks. ...

Grilling Vegan Style Cookbook review

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     John Schlimm is back at it again with another fun and fabulous vegan cookbook.  Grilling Vegan Style has a wide variety of grilling recipes that are going to blow the socks off of vegans and omnivores alike.  When I received my copy I started to dog-ear the recipes I wanted to try.   My book ...

Good Morning Pina Colada Smoothie! (Recipe)

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  Well hello my new friend. The breakfast Pina Colada Smoothie. If you LOOOOOVE Pina Colada's as much as I do, then you must try out my new recipe!  It will instantly put you in an island state of mind!   Ingredients: 3 cups of Ice 1 Package of Vanilla Carnation Instant Breakfast 6 oz can of Pineapple Juice Freshly chopped pineapple ...

Peanut Butter & Jelly Popsicles (Recipe)

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Want to try a fun, new frozen treat? How about Peanut Butter and Jelly Popsicles? ½ cup peanut butter 1 cup plain yogurt 1 cup milk 4 tbsp honey, divided 2 tsp pure vanilla extract 1½ cups raspberries 2 cups raspberry juice 4 tbsp sesame seeds (we omitted this) Combine the peanut butter, yogurt, milk, 2 tablespoons of the honey, and the vanilla extract in ...

We kicked off the summer with a ConAgra Backyard Bash #BackyardBash

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This weekend was Memorial Day.  The official kick-off to summertime.  We celebrated as many did, with a (low-key) barbecue bash for family and friends. We had some friends over for a #BackyardBash and had a blast in between the rolling thunder that kept threatening downpours and lightning every time we got into the pool....but we ...

Caramel Apple Sweet-za Dessert Pizza Recipe

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In the last issue of American Girl Magazine, there was a recipe my daughter could not wait to try.  Caramel Apple Sweet-za, a dessert pizza. Oh my goodness.  This is the sweetest pizza you will ever try!!  It is delicious, although you won't be able to eat very much- it's rich, sweet and filling so ...

Honey Rhubarb Iced Tea (recipe)

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Honey Rhubarb Iced Tea Ingredients: 8 stalks rhubarb, cut into 3 inch sections 8 cups water 1/3 cup honey (or sugar) to taste ( I did 1/3 cup honey and about 1/4 c sugar and we serve this with tons of ice to dilute) mint for garnish (optional...and I opt not to)= Instructions: Add rhubarb to water and bring to a boil; ...

Honey Gorgonzola Cheese Appetizers

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 Honey Gorgonzola Cheese Appetizers  Ingredients: 2T Olive Oil 1 Baguette- sliced into 1/3" slices 6oz Gorgonzola cheese crumbles 2/3 c chopped walnuts 3T honey Preheat oven to 375.  Arrange baguette slices on (ungreased) cookie sheet.  Brush with olive oil and toast for 8 minutes in oven.  While baguettes are toasting, mix cheese with walnuts in a bowl and spoon over the tops ...

Stop & Shop and Produce for Kids® Partner to Help Connecticut Children

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Produce for Kids® is launching its annual Get Healthy, Give Hope campaign with 16 major supermarket chains across the country, including Connecticut Stop & Shop stores, to help raise money for local children’s cancer research. Launched May 4, 2012, shoppers like us can support local children’s cancer research programs and get healthy at the same time.  Thanks to the annual ...