Monster Joe’s….A “Not-So-Scary” Halloween Favorite

Monster Joe's...not-so-scary Sloppy Joes

What’s not to love in these little guys?!  Cooked pasta shells oozing with cheesy sloppy joe filling are sure to win smiles.  You can make this a fun DIY dinner and let the kids stuff and assemble the monsters themselves.  Special memories are created when kids can be creative and take part in the preparation…. 

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Burger Salad

Burger salad

Burger in a bowl?!  Yes, please!  I love a hamburger deconstructed.  You get all the delicious burger flavors without the bun.  With kale for super green micronutrients and Sriracha mayo for incredible flavor, this tasty salad is a nutritious and simple meal! Print Burger Salad Ingredients2 cups baby kale 1- 1/4 lb precooked hamburger patty… 

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Grilled Asian Shrimp Skewers from “The Greek Yogurt Kitchen”

Grilled Shrimp Skewers

Creative, inspiring, diverse, tempting are all words I would use to describe The Greek Yogurt Kitchen by Toby Amidor MS,RD, CDN of Toby Amidor Nutrition.  Toby sent me her book about a month ago, after we met in Denver at a Beef Bureau meeting.  I couldn’t wait to go through it, try out some recipes… 

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Coconut Chocolate Chia Pudding

chocolate chia pudding

There’s a secret ingredient in this delicious protein and fiber-rich chocolate pudding….TOFU! Yes, you read that right and you would never know it’s in this creamy, decadent dessert. I have made several desserts in the past using tofu, like my Surprise Chocolate Pie (July 2011) and Tofu Chocolate Mousse (Sept 2011) . They are both… 

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Gluten-Free Recipes & Tips for Planning a Porch Party

tex mex dip

Party planning can feel tricky when cooking for gluten-free guests, but it doesn’t have to be complicated.  I’ve created a gluten-free menu using the new gluten-free spice blends from McCormick for simple, hassle-free entertaining.  These recipe mixes are made without gluten, MSG or artificial flavors/colors and they are the same price as their non-gluten-free counterparts…. 

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Hillshire Snacking =Protein On-The-Go!

Hillshire 2

Hillshire Farms has come out with a unique snacking experience for quality protein on-the-go!  It can be challenging packing healthy snacks when you are managing a busy schedule.  I’m happy to share some tasty solutions for your protein-rich snacking dilemma that contain 15 + grams of protein, premium cuts of meat and bold, unique flavors…. 

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