Monthly Archives: February 2014

How to Make a Healthy Meat and Potatoes Father’s Day Meal

Every year, there is a struggle between giving Dad “what he wants” for Father’s Day dinner and “what’s good for him.” Just because Dad may want a meat and potatoes meal for Father’s Day doesn’t mean it can’t be healthy. He can enjoy a savory steak, baked potato and creamed spinach and still keep it healthy. The keys to making a healthy Father’s Day dinner are quality ingredients, portion size and flavor.

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How to Make a Romantic Meal

Food is known to bring people together. Food is used at weddings, at funerals, on dates and more. Have you ever desired to impress your mate with a romantic meal? Though food is important, it is not the only aspect needed for a romantic meal. Below are steps that will guide you to making not only a romantic meal but also an impressive presentation.

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How to Create a Household Food Menu

Preparing family meals can sometimes seem like a huge chore. Making dinners to suit an entire household’s tastes can be difficult. One way to confront this challenge to create a household menu. A menu can add a decorative and fun touch to any meal. Children will appreciate the opportunity to feel as if they’re dining at a restaurant. Adults will admire your creativity and imagination.

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Chicken Lasagna

Only the smartest chefs in the world know how to incorporate chicken into their lasagna.

Honey Barbecued Chicken

Prep Time: 10 Mins Cooking Time: 3 Hours 40 Mins Total Time: 3 Hours 50 Mins

Ingredients:

  • 6 tb Honey, 8 tb if necessary
  • 3 tb Tarragon or white wine
  • Vinegar
  • 1 ts Curry powder
  • 1 ts Dried tarragon
  • 2 x Chickens, each 3 lbs
  • Salt and pepper

Directions:

  1. In bowl, combine honey, vinegar, curry powder and tarragon. 
  2. Remove grids from barbecue. 
  3. Place one or two shallow drip pans – filled with water or stock (you can also add a splash of white wine on the lava rocks. 
  4. Preheat barbecue to high setting. Arrange chickens on spit, making sure they are evenly balanced. 
  5. Brush with honey basting sauce and install rotisserie on barbecue with drip pans directly underneath. 
  6. Barbecue at high setting for 5 minutes. 
  7. Reduce heat to medium and roast chickens, with lid down, for about 1 1/2 to 2 hours, basting every 30 minutes with sauce, until thermometer inserted in thickest part of thigh registers 185’F. 
  8. Remove from barbecue, season with salt and pepper, and tent with foil. 
  9. Let stand 10 minutes before carving. 

“Hot” Artichoke Dip

A great recipe for a spicy artichoke dip.

“Hot” Artichoke Dip

Prep Time: 10 Mins Cooking Time: 30 Mins Total Time: 40 Mins

Ingredients:

  • 1 cn Artichoke hearts, drained
  • -and chopped (13 1/2 oz)
  • 1 cn RO*TEL Diced Tomatoes and
  • -Green Chilies (10 oz)
  • 1/2 c Mayonnaise
  • 1/2 c Grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 ts Garlic powder
  • 1/2 ts Worcestershire sauce

Directions:

  1. Thoroughly combine all ingredients. Place in a 1-quart casserole. Bake in a 375’F. oven for 30 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Let cool 10 minutes before serving. Makes 2 1/2 cups dip.