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.
This Sunday is the big game day as the Philadelphia Eagles take on the New England Patriots! What are you most excited for? Watching and representing your team, watching the commercials, or maybe it is enjoying all the delicious food at the party. Great Plains Communications has found some of our favorite game day recipes from our cable channel, Food Network’s Eddie Jackson.
Bacon-Cheese Pizza Bombs
Think garlic knot mixed with your favorite childhood pizza pockets topped with bacon. Not only are they portable, making it easier to mingle with your friends and enjoy a cold beverage but they are elevated nostalgic flavors everyone is sure to enjoy.
Sweet Chili Chip-Crusted Chicken Fingers
Chicken fingers are another portable classic that not only the adults will enjoy, but are sure to entice the kids at the party as well. This is a recipe that you can truly make your own from the chips you crust the chicken with, to the add-ins for the dipping sauce.
Toasted Coconut Brownies
Any good game day party has something sweet to break up all the savory snacks. These brownies allow you to make large amounts at once and provide a bite of decadence from the chewy chocolate base with texture from the almonds, to the toasted coconut flakes softly embedded into the frosting on top.
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.
If you are not currently a Great Plains Communications cable customer and would like to learn more about the services we offer in your area, call our Customer Response Center at 1-855-853-1483.
The holiday weekend is quickly approaching and what do you think of when you think of celebrating Fourth of July? Fireworks and grilling is what Great Plains Communications thinks of. We have found some of our favorite recipes from Food Network to help get your menu started.
Foil-Packed Grilled Chicken Wings
This recipe combines sweet and spicy with the brown sugar, chili powder, and chipotle powder. The foil packets make it easy to create portions for a party and no plates needed with the handy foil packets.
Party-Smart Grilling Tips
If you have a lot of people coming over and only one grill to get all the protein cooked, it can take a long time to get everything done and can lead to eating in shifts. Check out these time-saving grilling tips that you can take care of before your guests arrive.
Looking for the perfect patriotic dessert to celebrate the holiday? Ina’s sponge cake is not only delicious with the vanilla cake and buttercream frosting playing off the tartness of the fresh berries, but it is sure to be the centerpiece of your table with the adorable flag design.
Watch for our blog on firework safety, Thursday, June 29.
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.
Looking to make mom breakfast in bed? Or maybe your plan is a big brunch after church. No matter which it is, Great Plains Communications has found some of our favorite breakfast and brunch recipes from our cable channel, Food Network to keep in mind this Mother’s Day.
Smoky-Sweet Bacon, Egg and Maple Grilled Cheese
This is sure to be a show stopper with the salt of the bacon mixed with the sweetness of maple and the luxurious texture of a runny egg yolk.
Like the idea of sticking to bacon and eggs but want to make it a little fancy for mom? Try out this simple but delicious tart and let your oven do all the work.
Egg White Frittata
For a lighter breakfast, try this smoked salmon and arugula egg white frittata. It is great for a group, as you can just slice it up and serve.
Decadent Hot Chocolate Pancakes
If your mom is a chocolate lover, this pancake recipe is exactly what you need. Just a few ingredients including hot chocolate mix, flour and butter and you will have the perfect dish to please a sweet tooth.
Happy Mother’s Day from Great Plains Communications!
Easter is this weekend, and Great Plains Communications has found some of our favorite twists to some of the classic holiday traditions. To start, our cable channel, HGTV has provided a fun step-by-step guide to creating unique galaxy decorated ceramic eggs; eliminating the risk of unfound eggs becoming your home’s air freshener the week to follow. Then Food Network has some colorful and yummy deviled eggs that are sure to be a crowd pleaser. Lastly, we wanted to make sure your dinner table is as beautiful as your food is delicious, with this Vintage-Meets-Modern Spring Table Setting by HGTV.
DIY Galaxy Easter Eggs – HGTV
How to Make Colorful Deviled Eggs – Food Network
Vintage-Meets-Modern Spring Table Setting – HGTV
If you are not currently a Great Plains Communications cable customer and would like to learn more about what we offer in your area, please call our Customer Response Center at 1-855-853-1483.
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.
If you are not currently a Great Plains Communications cable customer and would like to know what we offer in your area, please call our Customer Response Center at 1-855-853-1483.
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!
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.