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.
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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.
Easter weekend is almost upon us and we are all about some spring sweets. We have looked to our cable channel, Food Network and found some of our favorite sweet treats that the whole family is sure to enjoy.
Viv’s No-Bake Easter Egg Cheesecakes
This is a fun way to celebrate not only the Easter holiday, but play on April Fools a little as well. These cheesecakes are simple to make without any baking needed and will be sure to entertain with their cheeky presentation.
How to Decorate Little Lamb and Chick Cupcakes
Talk about a fun activity for the kids this weekend! Prep the candies and bake the cupcakes ahead of time and let their creativity shine with these cute creations.
Springtime Strawberry Cobbler
Many of us travel during the Easter holiday weekend, visiting family and gathering around the table. This Springtime Strawberry Cobbler is not only delicious but very simple to make ahead of time. Not a strawberry fan? Feel free to get creative with the fruit choice, maybe even mix a couple together!
This Saturday, March 17, the color green will flourish throughout communities as people celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Often thought as a drinking holiday accompanied by corned beef and cabbage, Great Plains Communications is here to share some of our favorite recipes that step outside those guidelines a bit. Provided by our cable channel, Food Network, we have found recipes that the whole family can enjoy this festive weekend.
Green Pancakes and Hash
This recipe is a fun and creative way to hide some vegetables in the pancakes for the kids. They will love the bright green color and not think twice about the healthy ingredient behind the magic.
Easy Irish Grilled Cheese
Another way to use that green to your advantage, as you could substitute spinach for some of the herbs in this beautiful grilled cheese. It will be delicious and deceivingly healthy.
Rachael’s 30 Minute Shepherd’s Pie
If you are looking for something other than corned beef and cabbage this holiday, this 30 Minute Shepherd’s Pie could be just the warm and comforting recipe you’re looking for. The ground beef and vegetables combined with the gravy pair great with the creamy mashed potatoes on top. Plus, if you are cooking for a crowd, this is an easy recipe to adjust to the size pan you need.
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.
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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.