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Five new TSG products were unveiled at the PartyLite National Conference in Minneapolis last week and boy did they create quite the buzz (or bite!). Tantalizing recipes have also been developed to highlight these new TSG additions. Next time you hear “what’s for dinner” tempt your family with Creamy Fettuccine with Spinach, Crunchy Santa Fe Chicken Wings or Speedy Two Sisters Tacos. They might even offer to wash the dishes! Need new ideas for entertaining? How does Classic Quiche with Gruyére, Florentine Simmered Chicken and Puebla Style Pork in Mole sound? For dessert, Heavenly Coco-Nut Cheeseball or Layered Dark Chocolate Brownies with Peppermint Pecan Frosting are sweet endings to any meal. These desserts also travel well – perfect for visiting with friends. The above recipes are so new they are not even in the recipe box yet! Make sure to bookmark http://www.partylite.com/recipebox/RecipeBox.html and check back soon!
Sensational New Soups
New Simmerin’ Sauce
- Just Say Ole! joins our already popular Asian Barbeque and Tuscan Country Simmerin’ Sauces. Not just for crock pots, these sauces are versatile and a pantry must have.
Spice it Up!
Kiss of Mint
- Peppermint Kiss Cheeseball Mix is hard to resist! From the crunchy coating to the addicting white chocolate center, this cheeseball makes an impressive and festive presentation.
Don’t delay – order your new TSG today!
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July 28, 2011
Have you heard? TSG Beer Bread Mix was rated as one of the top three PartyLite customer favorites! Besides being incredibly easy to make (stir mix and 12oz beer together in bowl ~ pour into prepared pan ~ bake), this beer bread mix is also extremely versatile. Club soda, juice or your favorite carbonated beverage can be used as alternatives to beer. In addition to baking in a loaf pan, muffins, focaccia or even a beer bread bowl can be made from this one mix. One of my favorite TSG recipes for summer entertaining is the TSG Panzanella Beer Bread Salad. Crisp cucumbers, sun ripened tomatoes, and bell peppers mix with fresh mozzarella and TSG Garlic Parmesan Vinaigrette. Toasted cubes of beer bread are added to give this salad another layer of flavor and texture. It was the hit of our Father’s Day celebration this past Sunday.
Savory or Sweet – You Choose!
In addition to the delicious beer bread recipes found in our recipe box, try the below variations — perfect for your summer celebrations.
Combine 1 box TSG Beer Bread, 12-ounce can of Mountain Dew Code Red and 1 cup mini chocolate chips, put into loaf pan. Pour 3 tablespoons melted butter over batter and bake according to package directions.
Beer Bread Focaccia
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Add 12-ounce beer (1 1⁄2 cups) to 1 box (19-ounce) of TSG Beer Bread in large bowl and stir just until combined; dough should be lumpy. Spread dough on greased baking sheet in 11 by 8-inch rectangle. Brush with 2 tablespoons of balsamic vinaigrette. Add 1⁄2 teaspoon of TSG Over-the-Edge Herbed Spinach. If desired sprinkle with 2 teaspoons of seasoned salt. Bake in 450 degrees F oven until golden brown, about 25 minutes. Remove to wire rack; cool.
TSG Panzanella Beer Bread Salad
What’s your favorite use for TSG Beer Bread Mix?
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June 23, 2011
June is a very special month for my family. Besides Father’s Day on June 19th, we also celebrate my Dad’s birthday and my parent’s anniversary (their 54th)! Since schedules are hectic among my siblings and their families, this year we will be combining all three celebrations. For the menu plan, I want to make sure to incorporate Dad’s favorite tastes along with a special dessert for their anniversary. Like most families, grilling is the cooking method of choice for our summer celebrations. The TSG Grilled Pork Tenderloin recipe is a perfect entrée since it cooks quickly and is served with a summery mango peach sauce. When cooking pork tenderloin on the grill, make sure to use a meat thermometer at the thickest part of the meat. After it reaches the desired internal temperature, let it rest for 10 – 15 minutes before slicing. The tenderloin can be served hot or at room temperature. If there are any leftovers, the pork slices make a delicious sandwich. Try the menu plan below or visit the TSG recipe box to customize a menu for your Father’s Day/June celebrations.
- TSG Pepperoni Pasta Salad — a perfect summer salad (recipe uses vinaigrette instead of mayo) – the addition of pepperoni (Dad’s favorite) and fresh veggies make it unique
- TSG Tropical Pineapple Cream Pie — this will transport my parents back to Hawaii where they celebrated their 25th anniversary. This easy cheesecake pie is a taste of the tropics.
TSG Quickdishing Reader Shares a recent TSG Meal!
I received an email from a TSG Quick Dishing reader who wanted to share their recent TSG dinner. “My boyfriend and I are novice cooks and have started to make dinner at home as part of our date night. We made made the buffalo chicken wings recipe (with the TSG Brazen Buffalo Blue Cheese seasoning and Outrageously Garlic), roasted potatoes (also made with the Outrageously Garlic seasoning), and sauteed veggies – tomatoes and fresh green beans. The meal was easy to prepare and delicious!” .
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June 2, 2011
Where did the month of May go? It seems as if just last week I was planning Easter dinner! With Memorial Day weekend right around the corner, I put together a couple menu ideas to help plan your upcoming grill-outs and get-togethers. Since May is National Burger Month, these menus feature this classic grill out food along with delicious quick and easy sides and dessert. For your non-beef eating family or guests, burgers are also tasty made with ground turkey or salmon. Mix it up by serving your burgers on pretzel rolls, toasted focaccia or for the carb conscious, wrap in lettuce leaves. A key tip for a successful burger? When forming the patty, do not over handle — this will result in a tough, dense burger. Instead, gently form into desired size and make a slight indentation in the middle. While on the grill, do not press down on the burger – this releases the moisture which will result in a dry burger.
Let TSG be your hamburger helper — send boring burgers on their way with these delicious recipes!
I received a request for the shrimp enchilada recipe that I mentioned in last week’s blog.
Preheat oven to 350 and grease a 13×9 inch glass pan
In a large skillet, sauté 1 small chopped onion and 1 Tbsp Outrageously Garlic in 2 Tbsp olive oil until tender.
Add 1lb uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined, 1 (4 oz) can green chilies, ¼ tsp chili powder,¼ tsp ground cumin, ¼ salt. Cook until shrimp turns pink. Stir in 8oz cubed cream cheese until melted. Take off heat.
Put 1/3 cup shrimp mixture down center of 8 (6” flour) tortillas ~ roll up and place seam side down in dish. Top with 1 ½ cup salsa, sprinkle with 8oz shredded Monterey jack (or Mexican blend) cheese – bake in preheated oven for ~20 min. ~ top with cilantro and olives if desired. I served this dish with chips and salsa – a huge hit!
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May 19, 2011
As April comes to an end, my thoughts immediately turn to sun filled days, chilled drinks, and salsa! In addition to the celebration of Cinco De Mayo, May is also National Salsa Month. I can’t think of a better reason to invite friends over for a fabulous fiesta right at home — no passport needed! Our TSG Black Bean and Corn Salsa and Mango Peach Salsa will get the party started in no time. Delicious on their own served with chips or dippers, these salsas are also great recipe starters. Below are a couple menu ideas that will have your guests saying Ole!
Friday Night Fiesta for Friends
Cut the quesadillas into wedges for easy serving.
Saturday Sangria Party
Can’t decide which Sangria to make? Make both and have your friends vote for their favorite.
- Mango Peach Soft Tacos — a tasty twist that can be served as a taco or burrito.
- Simple Mexican Rice
- Leafy Green with Orange & Avocado — use queso fresco (found in your grocery store’s imported cheese case) for the cheese
- Cream Caramel Vanilla Pudding — reminiscent of flan without all the work! Serve with cinnamon sugared tortillas for a memorable dessert.
- For the tortillas – Preheat oven to 350 ~ mix cinnamon and sugar to taste and put aside until ready to use ~ Spray flour tortillas with any cooking spray you have on hand or brush with melted butter ~ sprinkle cinnamon & sugar mixture over both sides of the tortillas ~ cut tortillas into strips or triangles ~ place on cookie sheet (do not overlap) and bake at 350 for about 5-7 minutes until the chips turn a light golden color ~ do not overbake! Cool chips before serving ~ can be made ahead and stored in an airtight container.
- Your favorite sangria recipe or try one of these – Basic Sangria Recipe or White Sangria Recipe
What’s your favorite way to fiesta?
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April 28, 2011
The eggs are dyed, the ham is purchased, and Easter Dinner will be served without a hitch (we hope!). Flash forward to Monday morning…Tired and bleary eyed from staying up late to wash all those dishes, you open the fridge and are greeted with Easter dinner leftovers. Instead of serving the same meal for the next three days, here are some easy menu ideas to take advantage of your delicious leftovers.
Green Eggs and Ham
Dr. Seuss would love this combination of a tasty ham sandwich served with a side of “green” egg salad!
For the Ham Sandwich – layer slices of ham on whatever rolls, bread, or bagels you have on hand. Top with lettuce, tomato, and plenty of TSG Hoppin’ Jalapeño or Racy Wasabi Raspberry Mustard™. Serve with a side of Avocado Egg Salad. If your not an avocado fan, try this delicious TSG egg salad recipe.
Easter Leftovers Ham Casserole
If you have leftover mashed potatoes, try this all in one dish that is sure to please. Customize to suit your family’s taste by adding any veggies you have on hand. Serve with a simple tossed green salad dressed with TSG Garlic Parmesan Vinaigrette and fresh fruit for dessert.
Make Pizza and Burritos Heavenly with Ham!
Ham and Broccoli Pizza is a great way to get your family to eat their veggies! This easy recipe comes together quickly by using a prebaked pizza crust. Or, for a breakfast twist, try an egg and ham burrito. Fill a flour tortilla with scrambled eggs, diced ham, shredded cheese and TSG Black Bean and Corn Salsa. Add hot sauce for a spicy start to your day!
Leave a comment and let us know what is your favorite way to use leftovers.
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April 21, 2011
When family and friends gather at your table this Easter, WOW them with an elegant meal and table décor made easy with Two Sisters Gourmet and PartyLite. A special offer has been created for our TSG Quick Dishing readers! April 7-17 only! Enjoy $10 off an online order of $50+ when it includes one or more Two Sisters Gourmet by PartyLite item(s). Sorry, offer not available for online orders attached to Parties. Discount can be applied to merchandise total only and may not be applied to tax, shipping and handling. Be sure to use coupon code TSGAPR11 at checkout. Hop on over to your Consultant’s website and place your online order today! Don’t have a Consultant! No problem! Click here and find one near you!
On Easter, I want to spend time with my guests…not stuck in the kitchen! I put together a delicious TSG Easter menu that will allow me to do just that — most items can be prepped or made ahead of time. Perfect!
TSG Sweet and Spicy Jelly makes a tasty glaze for ham - baste ham during last 10 minutes of cooking time
Leave a comment and let us know what TSG dishes you will be making this Easter!
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April 7, 2011
St. Patrick’s Day is an Irish holiday that even the non-Irish love to celebrate. From parades to Irish pubs, there are plenty of local festivities to enjoy. A tradition for my group of friends is to attend the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade (festively dressed in green of course). From there we walk to the local Irish pub for some of our favorite Irish foods — Sheppard’s pie and Irish stew. Add a Guinness and a little Irish dancing and we are transported to the Emerald Isle!
St. Patrick’s Day Irish Recipes
Another way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day is to make Irish foods at home. Try delicious fare such as Beer Braised Irish Stew and Colcannon. Hearty beef stew is served over a mixture of mashed potatoes, bacon, and cabbage. Or for a quick and easy recipe, try Skillet Sheppard’s pie. For a fun and festive ending to your Irish meal bake Blarney Stone cookies. Don’t forget to decorate your table with festive green accents, candles, and cut out shamrocks.
TSG Irish Soda Bread
St. Patrick’s Day just isn’t complete without Irish Soda bread. Bake a loaf of this quick and easy bread for your celebration.
- Prepare TSG Beer Bread using 12-ounce club soda. Add ½ cup of orange flavored dried cranberries. Bake at 375 degrees F for 50-55 minutes or bake at 350 degrees F if using glass, ceramic or non-stick bread pan.
- Perfect for a hostess gift – wrap the loaf in a decorative tea towel and tie with a green ribbon.
An Old Irish Blessing
May love and laughter light your days, and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours, wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world with joy that long endures.
May all life’s passing seasons bring the best to you and yours!
Have a safe and delicious St. Patrick’s Day!
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March 10, 2011
Who says you have to be in New Orleans to celebrate Mardi Gras? Mardi Gras, the French word for Fat Tuesday, is the last day of the Carnival season and falls the day before Ash Wednesday (and always 46 days before Easter). Why not celebrate this upcoming Fat Tuesday with some classic Mardi Gras recipes. Invite your friends, hand out Mardi Gras masks and beads and bring a little of the Big Easy to your block!
Easy Recipes for your Mardi Gras Party
Make Ahead Recipes for your Mardi Gras Party
Mardi Gras Drink Recipes
For a traditional drink to serve at your Mardi Gras party, try a New Orleans Hurricane. Need a festive drink for all ages? Try this non-alcoholic Hurricane recipe .
Mardi Gras Fun Facts
- Mardi Gras was actually originated in Mobile, Alabama in 1703
- Purple, green and gold are the traditional colors of Mardi Gras. The purple represents justice, green is faith and gold symbolizes power.
- Mardi Gras is a legal holiday in New Orleans
- King cake is the traditional treat for Mardi Gras. Similar to a coffee cake, they are brightly decorated with the colors purple, green and gold. A tiny baby doll is hidden within one of the slices. Custom dictates that the “lucky” recipient who gets the piece with the baby throws the next Mardi Gras party (or bakes the next King Cake).
What is your favorite Mardi Gras recipe?
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March 3, 2011
Sometimes, we get inspiration and can plan for weeks how to treat our Valentine to a great evening! Sometimes, it seems a little harder to make the time. We always try to keep a date night – and to honor Valentines Day! After 30 some years, it’s important! This year we’ve been hammered by snow storms, and I’ve been on the road a lot. With Valentines Day on Monday, I need something to set the stage – that’s easy after work.
Mood Makes the Difference – Set the Table!
At least setting a romantic table is easy in our house. We have candles everywhere – and candles are still the most romantic setting. With the right accessories and a little romantic music – you’re on the way to a special evening.
Great Dinner Ideas – Quick and Straight to the Heart
For a Monday night celebration, I believe in planning ahead. This is one day that starting something in the slow cooker can really make a difference. If you want just a simple dinner, a bowl of steaming Minestrone soup with yummy warm Beer Bread can make all the difference. The soup you can do that day or the day before. If you crave something more substantial- then Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore could be just the way to warm your honey’s heart. A little Avocado and Orange salad makes the meal complete
Just getting home late – you can always do Chicken with Mango Peach Salsa for a little extra fire!
Chocolate, Chocolate everywhere!
Chocolate is the food of love. With TSG Breathtaking Deep Chocolate Brownies, you can plan ahead and still have a decadent evening treat. Try the Blackberry Cabernet you’ve got the time and really want to WOW him, then our Trifle makes an incredible impact.
The rest is up to you! How are you going to celebrate?
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January 31, 2011