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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: Baker’s Dipping Chocolate

Happy Tuesday Everyone!! We hope you had an amazing start to your week. We’re back this week in the kitchen with a new taste test. This week it’s Baker’s Dipping Chocolate. This chocolate comes in a small bowl that you can heat up in the microwave in a matter of minutes…such a wonderful idea. This smooth, not too rich chocolate comes in three flavors, milk chocolate, white chocolate and dark semi sweet chocolate.

Perfect for cake pops, cookies, bon bons, and fruit. Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so why not be creative and make your own chocolate covered strawberries, cherries, and pineapples? You can even smother pretzels rods, marshmallows and nuts. Such a quick and easy idea, takes a lot of the work of tempering chocolate and using a double boiler out of the equation.

    

You get to indulge in your chocolate dipped food excursions sooner than you think! Grab your bowl and get to dipping. This will be our afternoon snack today.


Taste Test Tuesday…Yoplait Smoothies

Happy Tuesday Everyone!! Today and every Tuesday will be ‘Taste Test Tuesday’ on the blog. Here I will share with you the goodies I have found. I’ll rate each item with my trusty spoons.

1 Spoon: It was okay, could have been better
2 Spoons: Good idea, I can give it a second chance
3 Spoons: Really good, I would suggest you try this as well
4 Spoons: Fabulous idea, this is definitely a staple item

Today we have our fist TTT item…….Yoplait Smoothies!!

Time to pull out those blenders.  You know the one that has been sitting in cabinet for months without being used, or the one that’s been in the box that it came in when you got it for Christmas last month? Yup, that’s the one!
 
Strawberries, Blueberries, Raspberries, Pineapples, Mangoes, Pomegranates, Bananas and even Chocolate are all apart of these delicous Yoplait Smoothies. Fruit and Yogurt is combination and it’s healthy too. The bags come in various sizes and can be found in the frozen fruit section. I usually get the large bag that has individually wrapped pouches for 2-3 servings at a time. Can you tell I like to make these in large batches? LOL They freeze very well and can stay cool in the refrigerator too. The instructions on the bag say to use with milk, sometimes I use juice or even green tea. The texture will change a little depending on which liquid you decide to use.
 
Yoplait Smoothies come in five different varieties: Strawberry Banana, Triple Berry, Blueberry Pomegranate, Strawberry Mango Pineapple, and Chocolate Banana.  I’m sure there is something you would love. Try them out and let me know what you think.
 
 
Spoon Rating: 3 out of 4 Spoons