It’s just about Labor Day weekend which means there is still time to get a few more grilling recipes in before the fall weather takes over. Great Plains Communications has found some of our favorite recipes to enjoy this long weekend from our cable channel, Food Network.
Grilled Chicken and Avocado Pesto
Liven up grilled chicken (or grilled chicken skewers) with this flavor-packed pesto. By adding the avocado, it adds a smooth and luxurious texture to the herb and nutty flavors of traditional pesto.
Grilled Sheet Pan Paella
Think past the usual grilled steak and chicken menu with this unique grilled paella. It is completely customizable, so if you don’t like mussels – add chunks of chicken breast or even go completely vegetarian. Just make sure all proteins are cooked to appropriate temperature before serving.
Ree’s Picnic Pasta Salad
Headed to a Labor Day party? Take this easy pasta salad that is sure to please not only the adults at the event, but the kids as well. Who doesn’t love chunks of cheese and bacon mixed throughout their pasta?
Giada’s Italian Panzanella Salad
Take the grilling indoors with this recipe by Giada De Laurentiis. The grilled bread and artichokes add great texture to the freshness of the tomatoes and basil. You get the familiar grill flavor but in a light and refreshing dish.
It is officially August and that means the school year is just around the corner. With the school year comes new routines and lots of planning: new clothes, checklist of supplies you need to get, and lunches and snacks to prepare. Great Plains Communications has looked to our cable channel, Food Network for some of our favorite school time recipes the kids will love.
Jeff’s French Toast in a Mug
French toast isn’t really considered a portable breakfast, but with this recipe combines the comforting flavors of cinnamon French toast with the ease of breakfast from the microwave. By using disposable cups, this could be a carpool breakfast with no mess.
3 Locker-Friendly Foods for School
It can be tough to think of meals or snacks that can successfully sit in a locker for the morning hours and still taste as intended when lunch rolls around. These tips are full of techniques you may have not thought about – like putting your condiments between the meat and cheese instead of on the bread of the sandwich!
Ree’s Schoolday Chicken and Noodles
Ree Drummond or better known as The Pioneer Woman, homeschools her children, which means she is cooking their lunch meals. This is a comforting classic of chicken noodles that could also be a good weeknight meal as fall weather approaches.
Rachael’s Frozen Grape Slushies
Kids are often hungry as they come through the front door after school and it can be hard to think of not only fast but healthy snacks. These grape slushies are just two ingredients but will still feel like a treat as the kids slurp down the refreshing and healthy snack.
Are you scrambling to think of a recipe to bring to the barbecue this holiday? Impress all the guests with these simple and festive dessert recipes we found from our cable channel, Food Network.
Red, White and Blue Cherry Pies
Keep it easy with a boxed pie crust or splurge and get the pre-made stuff from the store. Either way, this recipe will be done in no time and your friends will love the freshness of the berries mixing with the flakiness of the crust. Plus, if you omit the ice cream, these delicious gems become portable – perfect for a party.
Summer Berry Baked Alaska
Again, use those berries while they are in season but this time for a frosty treat like Baked Alaska. Help everyone cool down from the summer heat with the light flavors of raspberries and blackberries topped with the show stopping outer meringue shell.
Red, White and Blue Swirled Cheesecake
A swirl design is always a fun way to jazz up a basic dessert such as cheesecake and the patriotic red and blue will be beautiful mixed against the white of the simple batter.
If you are not currently a Great Plains Communications cable customer but would like to learn about the services we provide in your area, please call our Customer Response Center at 1-855-853-1483 and one of our representatives would be happy to assist you. We would like to wish everyone a safe and wonderful Fourth of July!
It’s the week before Father’s Day and Great Plains Communications is looking to the grill and Food Network to celebrate dad. Maybe your family is planning to go camping or your dad loves spending the summer evenings out back with a beer and his barbecue. Whatever the case, we found some delicious recipes from breakfast to dessert, that the family can gather around to honor dad.
Grilled Breakfast – Get Up and Get Grilling
Fried eggs to French toast skewers, don’t think grilling is just for lunch and dinner. Take breakfast or brunch outdoors before it gets too hot and enjoy these morning “outside the cereal box” recipes.
Sweet and Spicy Chili-Lime Flank Steak
The balance in this rub will have your taste buds dancing. The smokiness of the cumin pairs beautifully with the sweet robust brown sugar and is balanced by the lime. Don’t forget to cut against the grain when slicing for a tender bite of steak.
Grilled Banana Split
Finish out the day by the grill or even fire pit and let everyone create their own grilled banana split masterpiece. The banana will become caramelized from the heat of the fire, melding with the chocolate chips and finish it off with your favorite ice cream, and of course sprinkles.
We are in for a heatwave this Memorial Day weekend and what better way to celebrate than throwing some food on the grill and enjoying it with family and friends. Great Plains Communications has looked to our cable channel, Food Network for some of our favorite grilling tips.
How to Set Up a Charcoal Grill Like a Pro
First things first, you have to get your grill set up. Not everybody has a gas grill, or maybe you will be out at a campsite and will be using the stationary charcoal grill provided. Don’t fret, we have you covered from what charcoal to choose and the easiest way to get the coals lit.
How to Grill Steak for Beginners
Steak can be expensive, so you may be a little nervous about messing it up on the grill or overcooking it. These tips will help you decide what kind of steak to buy, how to prep it, and much more.
How to Grill Salmon Steaks and Fillets
Maybe you are getting tired of grilling burgers and steaks. Salmon is a good alternative and lends well to the grill. Learn what cut of salmon, how to season, and how long you should cook it in the video below.
Are you looking to skip the expensive restaurant bill and long wait times this Valentine’s Day? If so, Great Plains Communications has found some of our favorite love inspired recipes from our cable channel Food Network. No matter if you are looking for something to spice up the night for you and your babe or if it’s a single-ladies-only event, these recipes are sure to please the
Flamin’ Hot Cheeto Mozzarella Hearts
Get the night started off with these sizzling hot Flamin’ Hot Cheeto Mozzarella Hearts. Everything you crave in a mozzarella stick but with a kick from the spicy cheese-flavored snack we all know and love, these are sure to get your taste buds warmed up for the rest of the meal.
Ina’s Engagement Roast Chicken
The infamous Engagement Roast Chicken has been rumored to make knees drop, including this most recent Royal engagement as Prince Harry proposed to Meghan Markle while the couple were at home roasting a chicken. Ina Garten tweeted, “Congratulations to Prince Harry and Meghan! I always knew roast chicken had magic powers!! I’m so happy for both of you!”
Giada Lobster Linguine
Add some decadence with this Lobster Linguine. Lobster is a rather expensive ingredient, so stretch a dollar by adding it to pasta rather than giving each person their own tail or claw.
Love Letter Valentine’s Day Cookies
Looking to get a little creative this Valentine’s Day? Skip chocolates and make these adorable and customizable cookies. This would also be a super fun activity for a Galentine’s Day party.
There should be just a few spots left on your advent calendar, because Christmas is almost here. This weekend will be full of last minute shopping, wrapping, and planning. As you venture out for those last few things, don’t forget to stop at the grocery store for Christmas dinner. Great Plains Communications has once again looked to our cable channel, Food Network and found some of our favorite recipes that are sure to impress your guests.
Baby Back Rib Crown Roast
Looking for something other than the traditional turkey and ham this year? This rib crown roast is budget friendly and will look stunning on your table, not to mention it’s delicious.
Christmas Pull-Apart Bread
Say good bye to your ordinary dinner roll and say yes please to this Christmas pull-apart bread. Melty cheese mixed with the herbs on top, this adorable tree shaped bread is sure to be a crowd pleaser.
Ugly Christmas Sweater Pie This “knit” pie goes a step further by turning it into an ugly Christmas sweater. The crust lovers of the family won’t be able to get enough of this festive dessert.
Christmas Coal Candy
These cheeky candies would make great party favors or a playful prank on the kids. Either way, the cocoa-flavored candy is sure to create a few laughs.
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Can you believe that Thanksgiving is two weeks (and two days) away? We can’t. The holidays can be stressful. Maybe you are planning a menu for the one time a year your extended family will gather around the table. It could be a Friendsgiving this weekend and you are looking for a creative appetizer to impress. No matter how you celebrate Thanksgiving, it most likely includes food and loved ones. Great Plains Communications has looked to our cable channel, Food Network and highlighted some of our favorite tips to help keep stress out of the recipe this year.
6 Sanity Saving Thanksgiving Tips
This quick 46 second video crushes some common issues such as lack of roasting rack, fridge space, and how to transport warm dishes like gravy.
Last-Minute Thanksgiving Apps
Remember that creative and delicious don’t have to mean expensive or complicated. The creative aspect could be how you serve a classic dish such as this butternut squash soup. Make it a shooter with a couple garnishes and your guests will appreciate the portability.
Freeze-Ahead Thanksgiving Feast
All of these dishes can be frozen up to 2 weeks, which means you could get some prep done this weekend and relieve some of the headache that comes with lack of counter space and stovetop burners the day of Thanksgiving.
If you are not currently a Great Plains Communications cable customer but would like to learn about what services we offer in your area, call our Customer Response Center at 1-855-853-1483.
Gingerbread house decorating is a classic Christmas activity, but what if that gingerbread house was turned into a haunted house? Watch this example from the Food Network, then build your own spooky creations.
With just a few ingredients that many have around the house already, you can make this glow-in-the-dark goo for the kids to enjoy or even to add some fun surprises to your Halloween party.
Speaking of a party, add the flavor of fall to your next gathering with this pumpkin keg and bourbon-apple punch.
Lastly, you can’t pass up the simplicity of this no-churn pumpkin pie ice cream. And don’t worry crust lovers, this recipe layers the baked crust throughout the ice cream for the full pumpkin pie experience.
Watch for more delicious recipes on Food Network. If you aren’t currently a Great Plains Communications cable customer and would like to learn what services we offer in your area, call our Customer Response Center at 1-855-853-1483.