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DIY Hot Dog Bar In 3 Easy Steps Summer is now in full swing and any occasion to enjoy delicious food is a good one to have fun with family and friends, right? Well, how about celebrating National Hot Dog Day? Here are some simple ideas on how to put together your very own hot dog bar to host your own celebration! We have included a link to few of our very own favorite hot dog recipes below. Remember, these … continued…

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Thanks to our friends over at Red Gold for sharing this recipe with us! Visit http://www.redgoldtomatoes.com/recipes for more great recipes and everyday inspirations. Add a little spice to your next grilling party! Laura’s Lean Beef gets a kick when combined with Red Gold® Petite Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilies. Makes a perfectly spicy, yet juicy gourmet burger. Preparation Time: 10 Mins Cooking Time: 10 Mins Servings: 4 Ingredients 1 pound Laura’s 92% Lean Ground Beef 1 (10 ounce) can Red Gold® Petite … continued…

Spicy Tomato Burger
Entertaining Ideas Healthy, Delicious Recipes Summer Grilling

Contributed and used with permission by Red Gold® Tomatoes. You will never miss the calories in this lighter version of our Classic Lasagna. We use Laura’s Lean Ground Round, low fat cheeses and whole wheat lasagna noodles to lower the calories and fat, and double the fiber! A hearty and flavorful lasagna you won’t feel guilty about eating, only 330 calories per serving! Prep time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 1 hour Serves 12 Ingredients 1/2 cup water 1 (28 ounce) … continued…

Red Gold Skinny Lasagna
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Did your favorite recipe make this list? If not, please share your favorite in the comments section below. Clay Pot Roast Breakfast Casserole Beef Spinach and Mushroom Lasagna Pizza Casserole Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff Easy Jambalaya Beef Slow Cooker Beef Goulash Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls: One-pot meal Easy One-pan Beef Stroganoff Swedish Meatballs Summer Lasagna Beef Enchiladas with Homemade Sauce Eye of Round Roast with Gravy Laura’s Hearty Chili Beef and Sausage Dirty Rice Beefy Mushroom Soup Milanesa Oven Fried Steak … continued…

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Cool Weather Cooking Entertaining Ideas Healthy, Delicious Recipes Memorable Meals

Jerk seasoning is widely known in Caribbean cooking, and it’s widely known as hot-hot-hot! I made this recipe milder, giving you the option of adding 1 to 2 hot peppers. You can buy plenty of prepared versions, but as with so many things, this is far better when made at home with fresh herbs and spices.   Note: For party appetizers, skewer one or two cubes of marinated beef onto shorter bamboo skewers and pass as small bites. Prep time: … continued…

Jerk Beef Skewers
Barb Freda Entertaining Ideas Healthy, Delicious Recipes Heart Healthy Homegating Summer Grilling

Summer is here and with that hopefully will come trips to the park, outdoor concerts, and picnics! Soggy sandwiches and warm coleslaw are not what you want to find in your picnic basket. It’s important to consider food safety as well as healthy foods that travel well when planning your outing.   • Start with a good heavy-duty blanket if you won’t be using a picnic table. Old quilts or comforters work well and can be washed and tossed in … continued…

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Entertaining Ideas Jenny Kramer, RD Tips, Tools & Techniques

Homemade enchilada sauce is nice and easy—and lets you control the amount of fat and salt added, which makes it a good choice over a canned sauce. If you like, double or triple the amount here and freeze it in batches for future use. The most authentic recipes use dried chiles, which are toasted, then rehydrated and blended with water or stock and garlic. But for today’s purposes, we are using a shortcut—ancho chili powder, which you can find in … continued…

Beef Enchiladas
Barb Freda Cool Weather Cooking Entertaining Ideas Healthy, Delicious Recipes Holiday Cooking

Face it–everyone, no matter their heritage, likes to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Here are five great culinary ideas that can be a great part of your day.   1. Make soda bread. There’s no excuse to not make a fresh batch of bread. Soda bread is easy to whip up, cooks fast and everyone loves a warm loaf of bread on the table. Here’s the recipe I will be making: http://kerrygoldusa.com/recipe/mummys-brown-irish-soda-bread-from-darina-allen/   2. Learn to use beer in your cooking. … continued…

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This makes for a great game-day snack. You’ll have lots of chili, so buy several packages of the crescent rolls if you’re anticipating a crowd (one recipe of chili can fill about 40 crescent rolls this way). Prep Time: About 20 minutes (10 minutes for the chili, 10 minutes to roll crescents) Cook Time: About 45 minutes (30 minutes for the chili, 15 minutes for the rolls) Makes 8 rolls (with leftover chili)   1 pound Laura’s 96% Lean Ground … continued…

chilii crescent rolls
Barb Freda Cool Weather Cooking Entertaining Ideas Healthy, Delicious Recipes

I love this flavor combination–beef with spinach and mushrooms–and I’m always dreaming up new ways to use it in recipes. This is easy to put together. You can make it up to the point of baking for a “make ahead meal” or you can bake it and freeze it for a dinner later in the month. Or, of course, you can eat it tonight. Which is exactly what we did. Prep Time: About 20 minutes Cook Time: 25 to 30 … continued…

Beef Mushroom Spinach Lasagna
Barb Freda Cool Weather Cooking Entertaining Ideas Healthy, Delicious Recipes Memorable Meals