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Mother’s Day Brunch Recipes with Food Network

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.


Simple Bacon-and-Egg-Tart

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!

A Twist on Easter Classics with Food Network and HGTV

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


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Big Recipes for the Big Game

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.

50-Layer Dip


Super Submarine Sandwich


Six-Foot Nachos


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 Recipes 2016

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!

Fall 2016 is Finally Here!

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.

Fourth of July Recipes 2016

Soon picnic baskets and coolers will be overflowing, colorful smoke bombs will be used as bug repellent and family gatherings will be color-coded with red, white and blue. Fourth of July weekend is a time to celebrate the United States of America with family and friends through good food, fireworks and sunshine. With that in mind, Great Plains Communications has picked a few of our favorite recipes for the holiday weekend from our cable channel, Food Network.


Orzo Salad

This is a great substitution for the traditional potato or macaroni salad. The herbs, tomatoes and lemon dressing keep this dish light, while not over powering your main protein.


Easy Georgia Peach Cobbler

If you need a quick dessert that is sure to be a crowd pleaser, consider making Trisha Yearwood’s Easy Georgia Peach Cobbler. As she states in the video, you can use fresh peaches, but by using the can you get the sweetness from not only the peaches themselves but the juices as well.


Flag Cake

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.


Great Plains Communications would like to wish you all a very happy Fourth of July. Remember to store kid approved fireworks in a separate location from bigger adult fireworks, so that everyone can enjoy a safe and wonderful weekend.

Memorial Day Weekend 2016

This weekend is Memorial Day Weekend and Great Plains Communications would like to take a moment to honor all the men and women that made the ultimate sacrifice while serving and protecting our country. Whether it’s visiting a memorial or having a picnic, we hope that you spend time with loved ones this weekend. To help out, Great Plains Communications has found some of our favorite picnic and barbecue recipes, provided by our cable channel the Food Network.


Antipasto Salad – Giada De Laurentiis


Pat’s Picnic Potato Salad – Patrick and Gina Neely


Fried Chicken Tenders – Rachael Ray


Strawberry Country Cake – Ina Garten


Don’t forget that there will be a national moment of remembrance at 3:00 PM local time. No matter how you spend the weekend or who you spend it with, Great Plains Communications would like to wish everyone a safe and wonderful Memorial Day Weekend.


Easter Recipes from Food Network!


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.

St. Patrick’s Day Recipes

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.


Shepherd’s Pie

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.

Super Bowl 50 Recipes

This year marks the 50th Super Bowl, as the Denver Broncos take on the Carolina Panthers. As many know, Super Bowl Sunday is about more than just the game, but the commercials and overflowing food as well. Great Plains Communications, along with our cable channel Food Network, have put together a few recipes to keep in mind as the weekend approaches no matter if you are looking for an entrée like chili, finger foods or something sweet for your guests.


Pat’s Famous Beef & Pork Chili

Guy’s Tailgate Appetizers

Ina’s Salted Caramel Brownies

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