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    Let’s Get Down to Fiesta With These Cinco de Mayo Recipes

    Celebrating a fun holiday like Cinco de Mayo doesn’t mean you skimp on great flavor,” Cooking with loved ones is a great way to explore fun new flavors in the kitchen and make wonderful memories at the same time,” says Julie Gould, Brand Manager. “Bold flavors start with the spices you use and Spice Islands elevates premium spices to another level of flavor. We search the world for spices and herbs of the highest quality. Then we craft and package them to deliver the most authentic and intense flavor possible.  Our line of premium spices helps give consumers the confidence they need to allow them to explore more in the kitchen. This…

  • StoneRidge Orchards Dried Fruit Trail Mix | #StoneridgeOrchards
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    StoneRidge Orchards Dried Fruit Trail Mix | #StoneridgeOrchards

    I’m always looking for ways to better my snack making choices and I’ve found out that making your own trail mix is an easy way to meet that goal of healthier choices. A good trail mix needs two things, something sweet & something salty. The best way to get the best of both worlds is mixed dried fruit & nuts together. I went to Food Lion recently and stood in front of the isle looking at all the mixed nuts and dried fruit. Ended up with a bag of sunflower seeds, a bag of mixed nuts and 3 different kinds of dried from StoneRidge Orchards. StoneRidge Orchard has so many…

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    Spice Islands Has Everything from A to V

    Spice Islands has everything from A to V — from Allspice to Vanilla. I always tell my friends and family to use premium spices and herbs in their recipes and Spice Islands offers you the highest quality spices to elevate your entire menu. They handpick many of their spices and take extra steps to capture the natural oils which gives the spices their rich flavor. For example with my rosemary lamb chop appetizer, you can truly taste the warm peppery aroma of the rosemary and serve it with a sweet and tart cranberry apple chutney. How about some butternut squash soup shooters with Thyme butter? Visit SpiceIslands.com for these delicious recipes and to…

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    Chocolate Peanut Butter & Banana No Bake Energy Bites

    Can’t cook, no worries, these no bake energy bites are your best friend. You can’t go wrong with anything that has peanut butter and bananas. They basically go hand in hand if you ask me. With that said, did you know that March 1st is National Peanut Butter Lovers Day. Yasssss! I’ve been on this healthy snacks kick lately, I want something I can eat between meals and not fill up on a ton of carbs. Or something light in the morning before going to work, because I really can’t eat heavy at the crack of dawn. So something as simple as energy bites is one of the quickest and cheapest…

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    4 Super Bowl Party Platter Ideas

    The Super Bowl is coming up and I’m not really into either team that’s playing. I ain’t going to lie, I hate both teams, I just hate the Eagles less. I have to work a 12-8 pm shift the night of the super bowl, however I wanted to throw together a few of my favorite super bowl party platter ideas for ya’ll. Boulder Canyon snacks provide a better-for-you crunch with vegan and gluten-free flavors everyone will love. TGI Fridays Snacks and Cole’s Middles brands are excellent for your junk food fans who love to snack. Don’t forget dessert! Café Valley bite-sized cakes and treats will satisfy your guests’ sweet tooth. Whoever said “out with the old” never…

  • Wine Pairing with Popcorn | #NationalPopcornDay
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    Wine Pairing with Popcorn | #NationalPopcornDay

    I never really been much of a wine drinker, except for when it comes to making sangiras. My friend and I decided to have a weekend dedicated to binging Netflix. Normally when we do that we get a lot of junk food, however we’re trying to lose weight. So when I grabbed a few bags of SkinnyPop for wine pairing with popcorn. Creating the Perfect Sangria Recipe   Choose Your Wine: A white wine sangria gives you many options to choose from and it’s hard to choose a wine that doesn’t work. A few of the favorite styles for this recipe include Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Riesling, Albarino, Gewurztraminer, Viognier, and Pinot Gris. I went with a…