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    As long as there’s been football, there’s been amazingly delicious all-American recipes battling for the number one spot in the hearts and tastebuds of fans across the nation. This year is no exception. The two top contenders at the center of the table field are:  fan favorite the Homestyle Meatballs,  bringing their A-game and packing some serious all lean beef flavor!… facing off against the all too delicious crowd pleasers the Beefy Blue Cheese Nachos that will undoubtedly … continued…

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  Halloween comes and goes (poof!) in a day. Between putting up decorations, deciding on the best costumes and make-up applications, you want easy to make fun recipes for all your little (and big) witches and goblins to enjoy. Here are some creepy, scary  and yet delicious recipes that are sure to make your celebration, epic. Happy haunting!   Running around scaring and haunting all day sure can build an appetite. How about these delicious Mummy Dogs  that are sure … continued…

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We make these worthy of the firecracker name by adding some heat to the mix with chipotle peppers, which are smoked jalapeños. We love using canned chipotle in adobo, with its smoky richness. Topped with cheese and crunchy cabbage, carrots and red onions, these are a firecracker treat. Ingredients 1 lb 92% lean Laura’s Lean Beef ground beef 1  chipotle in adobo (finely chopped) 2 oz low-fat muenster cheese (grated) 1 c shredded cabbage 1⁄2 c shredded carrots 1⁄2  red onion (cut into super-thin ring slices) Cilantro leaves … continued…

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  It’s really hard to beat something as tasty as a meatball.  These little bits of love are easy to eat, tender, juicy, flavorful, and delicious.  Meatballs might just be the perfect food.  But they can get even more amazing.  Believe it!  All you have to do is stuff them with a little chunk of cheese and meatballs go from amazing to out of this world in no time flat. So today we’re making a Blue Cheese Stuffed Meatball Sandwich!  … continued…

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Thanks to Barbara Harper-Bach from the Bluegrass Cooking Clinic in Lexington, Kentucky for bringing us such a great recipe idea! Football season is on it’s way and it’s time to throw around the pig skin and contemplate your next tailgating move.  How about a nice juicy burger inspired by a spicy cocktail?  Blue Cheese-Bloody Mary Burgers it is!  That’s right, a Bloody Mary infused burger topped with blue cheese, Bloody Mary ketchup, and some traditional Bloody Mary garnishes.  Now that’s … continued…

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Patty melts really are the ideal home-crafted meal. Who can resist?  Toasted bread, a thick hamburger patty, gooey cheese, and sweet caramelized onions, this sandwich has got it all.   They are easy to make and so delicious and this particular patty melt recipe is no exception.  It’s made with tangy blue cheese, lean ground beef, caramelized onions, and nutty rye bread.  And because blue cheese is so flavorful, you don’t have to add as much cheese as you would with … continued…

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  Let’s face it, summer is starting to fade.  It’s hard to say goodbye, so let’s make things a bit better by saying hello– a hello to hearty fall food, that is. You know, the stick to your ribs, comforting food that’s even a bit sinful. We’re talking about something like nachos. Nachos are the best. Crunchy tortilla chips topped with cheesy sauce, hearty ground beef, and jalapeños. Oh, yeah. But let’s not stop there. Today, we’re making Beefy Blue … continued…

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Before you know it, Summer will be over. Days will be shorter and it will be time again for backpacks, homework …and for many, loads of snow, ice and slush. So make the most of the next few weeks to get out there and finish off the season with some fun activities!   WATER + BALLONS = FUN!   Alright – so if you haven’t yet enjoyed a good old water balloon fight, this is an absolute end of Summer … continued…

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Watermelon: The Perfect Family Fun Month Treat   Family Fun Month is here and what better way to enjoy the summer season than with some delicious watermelon. For those of us who haven’t grown out of the excitement that comes from the sight of watermelon alone, here are some fun ideas for the whole family to enjoy! Remember these are just some thought starters. There are so many more ways to have fun with watermelon so enjoy!       … continued…

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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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