Looking for the perfect gift for that special man who has been there to stick on the band aids, check under the bed, and walk you down the aisle? Father’s Day is this weekend and Great Plains Communications has found some of our favorite recipes from our cable channel, Food Network that will please dad from the inside out this holiday.
Don’t be caught thinking brunch is just for Mother’s Day! Whip up some of these deliciously decadent bacon, egg, and cheese stuffed pancakes to help dad start the day off right.
Bobby Flay’s Grilled Ribeye Steak
What better way to celebrate this beautiful weather and your dad at the same time, than grilling a beautiful steak such as a ribeye. Top it with Bobby’s onion jam and blue cheese, or customize it to your family’s liking.
Alton Brown’s Pan-Fried Chicken
Another classic dish to show your love for your father and food, fried chicken. Follow Alton’s technique of seasoning the chicken before flouring for a crispy, flavorful skin without the risk of burning the spices.
If you are looking to have a romantic Valentine’s Day at home, don’t assume that means you can’t have an amazing meal. Great Plains Communications has found some of our favorite Food Network recipes for you to enjoy with your loved one next week.
Red Velvet Heart Pancakes
If you are looking to get creative this Valentine’s Day, make these cute heart shaped red velvet pancakes for your loved one. They are not only beautiful to look at; it will be like you are starting your day off with dessert.
How to Make Holiday Beef Wellington
This Beef Wellington might look fancy, but it is surprisingly simple to assemble. The spinach and artichoke add an earthy flavor to the beef and the presentation is always a show stopper.
Champagne Jelly Flutes
This is a fun way to combine cocktails with dessert. By adding the gelatin, you will be able to enjoy a nostalgic texture with the adult flavor of champagne.
This Sunday, the New England Patriots take on the Atlanta Falcons at 5:30 PM CT on FOX. To go along with the big game, Great Plains Communications has found some big recipes to please all of your friends and family. From a 50-layer dip that you will need help to assemble, to a six-foot nacho spread, cable channel, Food Network brings you recipes not just about the amazing flavors, but also about making it an interactive experience for everyone involved.
Super Submarine Sandwich
We hope these recipes help your hungry game-day crowd enjoy not only the action on the television screen, but the interaction that comes from winning combination of good food and good friends.
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Thanksgiving is only a few days away and your friends and family have asked you to bring a dish. They will have the turkey and pie prepared, but ask you to bring a side dish. Great Plains Communications wants to share a few of our favorite side dish and accompaniments from our cable channel, Food Network.
Cravenous Cranberry Sauce – Tyler Florence
With every great turkey comes a tart and sweet cranberry sauce to pair with the savory flavors of the meat. Don’t bother with the gelatinous canned stuff, and switch it out for fresh cranberries and the citrus surprise of orange.
Sausage Chestnut Stuffing – Giada De Laurentiis
Impress your family and friends with this elevated stuffing recipe. While still getting the cornbread flavor of the boxed stuffing we are all used to, by adding sweet apples, savory sausage and texture through the chunks of chestnut, this dish will leave everyone’s taste buds wanting more.
Sunny’s Creamed Spinach Recipe – Sunny Anderson
Looking for something a little different from the traditional green bean casserole but still love the creamy texture? Try this creamed spinach recipe, which incorporates salty parmesan and convenient frozen spinach with the classic crunchy topping of fried onions.
Happy Thanksgiving from Great Plains Communications!
With Halloween on a Monday this year, this weekend will be full of festive activities such as parties, trunk-or-treats, and costume contests. No matter your age, it is always smart to be cautious around Halloween, as pedestrian traffic increases significantly and there are many distractions. Safe Kids Worldwide provided an infographic breaking down some statistics about the season.
Photo provided by Safe Kids Worldwide
Now that we are all prepared, Great Plains Communications has chosen some of our favorite Halloween recipes provided by our cable channel, Food Network. Make Deviled Ham Eyeballs Sandwiches with Jeff Mauro, the Sandwich King, for a more savory take on the holiday. For a good mix of sweet and savory, look to Alton Brown’s Pumpkin Seed Brittle. Lastly, you can never go wrong with a classic Caramel, Chocolate and Candy Apples with Giada De Laurentiis. Find all the recipes below.
It’s the first day of fall! Soon the leaves will be falling and we will be switching from short sleeves to jackets. Make room on the table, because Great Plains Communications has found some favorite fall meals from our cable channel, Food Network and we want to share them with you.
Beef Bourguignon – Ina Garten
Beef, bacon, and wine; all delicious and all key ingredients to Ina’s beef bourguignon. She simplifies a traditional French recipe into a one-pot-meal your family will love. Be sure to keep children back when burning off the cognac; it’s dinner and a show.
Perfect Potato Soup – Ree Drummond
Ready in under an hour, this potato soup isn’t only delish the first day, but freezes to enjoy when a busy schedule hasn’t left time for cooking. The smokiness of the bacon compliments the heaviness of the cream and potatoes perfectly which will warm you up on any cold fall evening.
Roasted Acorn Squash with Mushrooms, Peppers and Goat Cheese– Guy Fieri
Fall vegetables will soon be in season, which means this roasted acorn squash will be a delicious and cheap accompaniment to your family meal. Goat cheese adds creaminess, with mushrooms adding an earthy flavor to a fall classic.
Baked Apples – Alton Brown
Letting the true apple flavor shine, this dessert is super simple, but at the same time extremely yummy. Throw the apples in the oven while your family is enjoying dinner and they will be ready by the time the plates are clean.
Do you know what you are doing for Dad this weekend? Maybe you made him something, or got him his yearly tie. How about spending the afternoon grilling in the beautiful weather and enjoying a meal around the table? Great Plains Communications has found some of our favorite grilling recipes from our cable channel, Food Network that you should keep in mind this Father’s Day weekend.
Beer-Marinated Grilled Skirt Steak
Grilled BBQ Potato Skins
Ree’s Bell-Pepper Grilled Corn
Grilled Watermelon Salad
No matter how you celebrate the day with your dad, Great Plains Communications hopes you have a safe and wonderful weekend.
While the mothers in our lives deserve recognition and appreciation every single day, Mother’s Day is when it is truly all about them. All planning, cleaning, cooking and worrying about everyone else can come to a stop and she gets a little pampering. If a delicious breakfast is in the plans for mom, Great Plains Communications has picked out our favorites provided by our cable channel, the Food Network. No matter if she likes it sweet or savory, we have it covered.
Country Ham Breakfast Quiche – Damaris Phillips
Sweet Cinnamon Breakfast Pizza
Ree’s Breakfast Burrito Kit
While planning your menu for a delicious Mother’s Day, don’t forget about Great Plains Communications’ 2016 Mother’s Day Photo Contest going on. Find additional information below:
Spring is finally here and Easter weekend is quickly approaching. Have the eggs all been dyed and the Easter baskets assembled? Are you making the traditional ham this year or looking for a recipe to mix things up? With the help from our cable channel, Food Network, Great Plains Communications has included some recipes to keep in mind as you are creating your delicious Easter menu.
Southern Strawberry Salad – Trisha Yearwood
Want something light to start off the meal? Trisha Yearwood’s Southern Strawberry Salad brings natural sweetness with the strawberries and a nice crunch from the nuts and ramen noodles. With most of the ingredients pantry staples, this salad is a quick and fresh starter to the meal.
Company Crown Roast of Lamb – Alton Brown
If you want a show-stopping dish that is more than the ham you buy each year and looks much harder than it actually is, consider cooking Alton Brown’s Company Crown Roast of Lamb. Just make sure you have kitchen twine and a Bundt pan, and you are well on your way to an impressive new main course.
Orange Baked Ham – Ina Garten
There is nothing wrong with the traditional spiral-cut ham, but maybe you are looking to jazz up the glaze instead of using the one in the accompanying packet. If so, try Ina Garten’s Orange Baked Ham with the sweetness of orange marmalade and brown sugar, balanced with the tang of Dijon mustard and freshly squeezed orange juice, this glaze is sure to add a new flare to the classic ham Easter dinner.
Giada’s Easter Pie – Giada De Laurentiis
There are many different Easter desserts you could do to please a crowd, but don’t forget about Giada’s Easter Pie. It has layer upon layer of flaky phyllo dough as a crust and a moist vanilla ricotta filling littered with crunchy pine nuts.
The color green has flooded the office today, but the festive color isn’t the only tradition associated with St. Patrick’s Day. Have you decided what you are cooking for dinner tonight? Will you stick with Corned Beef and Cabbage or mix it up with something else? Great Plains Communications has teamed up with our cable channel, Food Network to provide three recipes to keep in mind this St. Patrick’s Day.
Corned Beef and Cabbage
If you are looking for a different spin on the traditional Corned Beef and Cabbage, try Melissa d’Arabian’s recipe and add some stout beer along with fresh herbs to add depth to your corned beef.
Not only does Melissa d’Arabian provide some money saving tips, but this recipe for Shepherd’s Pie is another delicious option this St. Patrick’s Day with the melding of flavors inside from the vegetables and beef, to the mashed potato topping.
Double Jack Stew
As something a little different from the traditional, Guy Fieri has his Double Jack Stew full of vegetables and hanger steak that’s been marinated in a combination of mustard, beer, Applejack, Jack Daniels and garlic to add a unique layer of flavor to the stew.
Whatever you decide to make or how you celebrate the day, Great Plains Communications would like to wish everyone a fun and safe St. Patrick’s Day.