Category Archives: Fruit

Foodie Friday: Quick Snacks for Memorial Day

Grilled Banana Split

Happy Friday Family!! The weekend is among us and it’s a holiday weekend too. Many of us have Memorial Day off, it’s also considered the start of the summer grilling season. In honor of this wonderful holiday we are going to celebrate it with some ideas for cookouts, get-together or even just a relaxing weekend at home. Foodie Friday is all about easy, no fuss food ideas for this weekend. Enjoy!!

Grilled Banana Splits – So we came across this recipe while watching the Food Network and have loved it ever since. Cut the ends of the banana off, open the peels and spread butter, sugar, and chocolate shavings on them. Wrap them in foil and grill for about 4-6 minutes until chocolate and butter has melted. It’s okay if the peels turn brown. Remove from the grill, open and scoop your favorite ice cream, whipped cream and sprinkles on top.

Fruit Kabob – This one is definitely kid friendly. Soak skewers in water for 30 minutes before using them (if you decide to grill your fruit) Have a variety of fruit on hand, cut in bite size pieces. You can use, strawberries, bananas, pineapples, honeydew melon, cantaloupe, papaya, mangoes, grapes, raspberries, cherries, peaches, pears, etc. Arrange the fruit on the skewers and enjoy. If you would like to grill your fruit after you place them on the skewers, grew until heated through, about 4-6 minutes; during the last-minute of grilling brush fruit with honey.

Corn On The Cob – There are two ways you can do this besides boiling it. Either leave the husks on or shuck them and wrap the corn in foil. Either way it’s good. Soak the corn in water for about 15 minutes before grilling. This will help if you don’t want charred kernels. Grill corn for about 15-20 minutes, turning over every 5 minutes. During the last 5-7 minutes, spread butter on the corn then wrap it back up with either the husks or the foil. Once you remove it from the grill let it stand for about 5 minutes then enjoy.

BBQ Pork Deviled Egg

Barbecue Deviled Eggs Recipe

Ingredients

12 large eggs 
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/3 cup finely chopped smoked pork
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon hot sauce
Garnish: paprika

Directions

  1. Place eggs in a single layer in a large saucepan; add water to a depth of 3 inches. Bring to a boil; cover, remove from heat, and let stand 15 minutes.
  2. Drain and fill pan with cold water and ice. Tap each egg firmly on the counter until cracks form all over the shell. Peel under cold running water.
  3. Cut eggs in half lengthwise, and carefully remove yolks. Mash yolks with mayonnaise. Stir in pork and next 4 ingredients; blend well.
  4. Spoon yolk mixture evenly into egg white halves. Garnish, if desired.

We know what you are thinking, pork in my eggs….but yes the smoked pork gives it a meaty flavor. Don’t want to use pork, try chicken, turkey, shrimp or tofu.

Try these out and let me know what you think. As always feel free to comment on the blog or Facebook, send us a tweet or an email. What are some of your favorite Memorial Day goodies?


Taste Test Tuesday: Summer Grilling from Tastefully Simple

It’s mid-summer, cookouts are still in effect, parties are calendar and we’ve got something to help ease your mind about what to cook for dinner, your next gathering or even bring to an outing. Tastefully Simple has paired together a selection of items from the Spring-Summer line entitled ‘Summer Grilling’

Summer Grillin' Assortment

This assortment provides you with items to make your grilling adventures, tasty, exciting and will leave you wanting more. The Summer Grilling assortment includes:

* Creamy Caramel Sauce

* Vidalia Onion Dressing

* Honey Teriyaki Sauce

* Fuzzy Navel Slush Drink Mix

Each of these products are great by themselves. The sauces and dressing can be used on chicken, fish, beef or pork. The vidalia onion dressing can be used to saute vegetables or kick up your favorite potato salad recipe. Caramel sauce drizzled on ice cream, fruit or cake is a great way to end a night or or relax mid-day. Use Honey Teriyaki as a glaze over salmon, chicken or as a sauce in some stir-fry. Fuzzy Navel Slush Drink MIx can be used with or without alcohol, pairs very well with sparkling water, lemon-lime soda or sparkling cider.

There are many possibilities to Tastefully Simple’s Summer Grilling assortment. Get it while it lasts and let us know what you were able to create.

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TS Returning Favorites Are Leaving June 30th!

As many of you know I am extremely passionate about food and giving families more time together and not having to spend hours in the kitchen. As a consultant for Tastefully Simple, I am able to further assist people in preparing healthy meals in small amounts of time and learn to be creative without costing them loads of money.

Tastefully Simple brought back some of their customer favorites for a limited time only and now these Returning Favorites will be leaving once again on June 30th. Are they coming back? We have no idea, so it’s best to stock up now.

returning favorites

 

Here is the line up for the Returning Favorites:

Cost: $42.95

All of our ingredients are either open and enjoy or you need to add one or two items to make them complete. Not sure what to order, no problem. I am here to assist you in any way that I can. Be sure and grab these returning favorites soon because we never know if they are going to come back.


Shake It Up with Frush!

If you follow us on Twitter and ‘Like’ our Facebook page you would have noticed that on Friday we mentioned hosting a taste testing party for Frush, a fruit and yogurt drink. Made with real fruit and creamy yogurt, this superdrink is a great snack for anytime of the day. There are 9 grams of protein per serving.

This drink comes in 8oz. and 32oz. bottles and is available in 4 flavors:
  • Blueberry
  • Strawberry
  • Peach
  • Strawberry Banana
Each of the flavors were very tasty. We had a poll going through out the day to see which flavor everyone liked best. Strawberry won, but Blueberry came in a very close second. We found out at the party that the kids loved the fruit and yogurt drink as well.
Below are a few pictures of the goodies that were sent to us. Once we have all the pictures people took from the party we will post them on our Facebook page.
Be sure to check them out on Facebook, Twitter, their website and they even have an iPhone app!!


Taste Test Tuesday: DOLE Shakers & Fruit Crisps

Hello, Hello, Hello!! We missed you all these past two weeks but we’re back with some tasty and healthy treats for you. Spring is here, people have made New Year’s Resolutions to lose weight, eat healthy or just try new things. Well today for Taste Test Tuesday we have two new fruit products from DOLE, just for you.

DOLE Shakers

In a rush, don’t have your blender handy? Then this is definitely the smoothie for you. Grab a DOLE Shaker from the freezer aisle at your local grocery store, fill it up with juice (approximately 7 oz, there is a line on the bottle), shake it up and there is your fruit smoothie. They come in 3 flavors: Strawberry, Mixed Berry, Strawberry & Banana. Smooth, rich taste of fruit, yogurt and your favorite juice makes this drink a wonderful snack, or even a meal. This drink does have Pre & Probiotics in it, so you will get your live cultures in your diet, and it’s under 200 calories, low in fat, trans-fat free and filled with protein.

Each smoothie is considered a single serving (11oz) and can be found in your local grocery stores, so far we haven’t seen any of these for over $2.00 each. Grab a shaker, add your juice and let us know what you think!

DOLE Fruit Crisps

There are days when I really want a homemade dessert that just takes me back to my childhood. Sometimes I crave peach cobbler, other times it’s pecan pie, or apple crisp. Growing up we always went apple picking every fall, then come home and see how many dishes we could make with all the apples we picked up. One dish in particular was always my favorite: Apple Crisp. Something about the crunchy oat and warm apples put a smile on my face. DOLE came out with these single serving (4 oz) Fruit Crisps. These can be eaten at room tempature, chilled or warmed in the microwave. Each bowl has whole grain oats and brown sugar topping for you to add on top or mix in. The Fruit Crisps come in 3 flavors: Apple Cinnamon, Apple Pear and Peach. You can find these in the fruit aisle in your local grocery stores, if you shop at any club stores (Sam’s, BJ’s, Costco’s) they also have them their in bulk (the only way we buy them lol.)

Great for dessert, a quick snack, or just because. Grab a bowl and enjoy your fruit, that is filled with Vitamin C and contains whole grain oats.

See something in the store and not sure how it will taste? Let us know and we will be happy to try it out for you. We love suggestions. Send us a tweet, write on our wall on Facebook, comment on our blog or send us an email. We reply back.

Happy Taste Test Tuesday!!!