Tag: Two Sisters Gourmet
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
One of the greatest gifts of summer is the watermelon. I can’t think of anything more refreshing than biting into its sweet pink flesh. Besides being fat and cholesterol free, it is also a good source of vitamin A, B6 and vitamin C. When picking out your watermelon at the store or farmer’s market, make sure it is free of any dents, bruises or cuts. And since it is 92% water, the melon should be heavy for its size. Most commonly served in slices, watermelon’s versatility is highlighted in the recipes below. For an out of the ordinary side dish to grilled meats, try Watermelon Salad with Feta. The sweet melon paired with creamy salty cheese makes for a memorable flavor combination. Trust me, your guests will be asking for the recipe. Or, pair your burgers with a Watermelon Milkshake instead of traditional vanilla or chocolate to please kids of all ages.
Watermelon Feta Salad – this is a must try. The flavors are a delicious blend of salty and sweet. For recipe click here
Watermelon Milk Shake
- For two servings – Blend 4 cups coarsely chopped seeded watermelon and 1 cup vanilla ice cream in a blender until smooth. Pour into tall glasses and garnish with mint leaves.
Watermelon Granita – a great way to end a summer meal – light, refreshing, and fat free! For Recipe click here
Watermelon Bread – no, this recipe does not contain any…but since this is a blog on watermelon, I had to include it! Perfect conversation starter at your next picnic or potluck!
- 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.
Watermelon and Feta Salad
Watermelon Fun Facts
- Over 1,200 varieties of watermelon are grown worldwide.
- Watermelon is a vegetable! It is related to cucumbers, pumpkins and squash.
- Early explorers used watermelons as canteens.
- Watermelon is grown in over 96 countries worldwide.
- In China and Japan watermelon is a popular gift to bring a host.
- Every part of a watermelon is edible, even the seeds and rinds.
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July 7, 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
Have you checked out our TSG recipe box lately? We’ve just added six new quick and easy recipes for you to try. From Simple Stovetop Quesadillas to Grilled Beef Skewers, these delicious dishes are sure to please your hungry family or guests! Try one of the new menu ideas below or mix and match to create your own. Don’t forget to take advantage of the special offer that has been created for our TSG Quick Dishing readers! 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. Offer expires on April 17th so make sure to place your online order today! Be sure to use coupon code TSGAPR11 at checkout. Head on over to your Consultant’s website to place an online order. Don’t have a Consultant! No problem! Click here and find one near you!
Easy Appetizers to Get the Party Started!
Our Mango Peach Salsa is tasty right out of the jar….try these appetizer recipes for your next get-together. Easy and delicious.
Dining In instead of Out!
Entertaining at home is made even easier (and more affordable than eating out) with TSG.
- Tortellini Salad – This tortellini salad is a great base recipe. Feel free to add other veggies to suit your tastes. I added red onions and bell peppers to kick it up a notch!
- Grilled Beef Skewers – Weather not cooperating? These skewers can be broiled or put on the grill.
Recipes for the Family
Gather up the family for hot dogs, coleslaw and brownies made special with TSG. Meal time doesn’t get any easier or tastier than this!
Post a comment and let us know what is your favorite TSG recipe!
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April 14, 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
Whether you call it a tater, spud or tuber, the potato is the second most consumed food in the United States. According to potatofacts.net, the average American consumes just under 140 pounds of potatoes every year. This translates to almost 17 pounds of potato chips, over 50 pounds of fresh potatoes, two pounds of canned potatoes, 13 pounds of dehydrated potatoes, and about 55 pounds of frozen potatoes every single year. No wonder the tater has its own day of celebration! “National Tater day was actually named to honor the Kentuckian farmers who would celebrate the end of winter by trading Sweet Potato snippets to plant,” states holidays.theonlinerecipebox.com.
To celebrate National Tater Day, try one of the delicious quick and easy TSG potato recipes below.
Potato Fun Facts
- The Potato was the first vegetable grown in outer space
- New York consumes more potatoes than any other state, followed by Ohio, Florida, Pennsylvania, and Texas
- The world’s largest potato weighed in at 18 pounds, 4 ounces according to the Guinness Book of World Records.
- During the 18th century, potatoes were served as a dessert, hot and salted, in a napkin.
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March 31, 2011
Ahhh spring is in the air……..The season has just arrived and I am already planning meals that incorporate the fresh produce spring has to offer. Moving away from winter comfort foods, my taste buds are more than ready to be tempted with new flavors.
Try brightening up dishes with lemon, enhance recipes with herbs, and highlight veggies to put a spring in your step. Salads will be a fixture on my table this season. They are a great way to incorporate veggies into your diet as a side or main dish. Adding different textures and flavors will keep salad from being run of the mill. Toasted nuts, sunflower or pomegranate seeds add an unexpected crunch and a pop of flavor. What I also love about salads is that they can be made savory, sweet, or a mix of both!
Best of Spring Two Sisters Gourmet Salad Recipes
Try all of these delicious TSG quick and easy recipes that feature spring produce. Your taste buds will thank you!
What is your favorite spring salad recipe?
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March 24, 2011
We have all tried them….and whether you prefer your tortilla chips fried or baked, salted or unsalted, they have made their way into our pantries as a snack staple. According to several online sites, Rebecca Webb Carranza is credited with founding the tortilla chip. Back in the late 1940’s, Rebecca and her husband owned a tortilla factory in California. Tortillas that were rejected due to their misshape, were fried and sold for 10 cents a bag. With today being National Tortilla Chip Day, I wanted share my favorite ways for super easy snacking with TSG.
Just like peanut butter and jelly, tortilla chips and salsa were made for each other. Open a jar of TSG Black Bean and Corn Salsa or Mango Peach Salsa and get the party started! Another natural partner for tortilla chips is guacamole. As I wrote about in a previous blog, homemade quac is a quick and easy recipe that will satisfy your next snack attack. Want to impress at your next potluck or get together? Try these delicious TSG dip recipes — TSG Fiesta Dip or TSG Layered Black Bean and Corn Dip. You will have them saying Olé!
Did you know that any of our TSG seasoning blends can be made into a delicious quick and easy dip for chips? Just mix 2 Tbsp of any TSG seasoning blend with ½ cup mayo and ½ sour cream — let flavors develop in the fridge for at least two hours. Serve with tortilla chips or your favorite dippers…A perfect make ahead dip recipe.
What’s your favorite way to snack with TSG?
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February 24, 2011
One of my first food memories is of spaghetti and meatballs. Growing up in a large family, going out to eat was a real treat. A couple times a month, all eight of us would pile into Dad’s car and head off to the local Italian restaurant. I can still picture the red and white checkered tablecloth and the excitement I felt when the waitress put down that large bowl of spaghetti and meatballs covered in tomato sauce. I remember feeling like a grown up when my parents would let me sprinkle the grated parmesan cheese on my pasta.
A Sunday tradition for my brother-in-law Bobby is to make meatballs and gravy (red sauce) for my sister Cindy and their 5 sons. The gravy is started at 7am and then slow cooked until 1pm. While the gravy simmers, Bobby makes the meatballs. He blends a mixture of ground chuck/pork and then adds Romano cheese, breadcrumbs, garlic, parsley, salt, and pepper. Bobby’s secret for keeping meatballs moist? One egg per pound of meat. After baking in the oven, the meatballs finish cooking in the homemade red sauce. Served on whatever pasta happens to be in the pantry that week, this satisfying meal is perfect fuel for the week ahead. Now that their sons are older, friends and girlfriends have become part of this tradition.
*Want to make your own meatball memories? Try Two Sisters Gourmet Chicken and Turkey Sausage Meatballs – a delicious twist on traditional meatballs. To restock your TSG pantry click here to find a consultant near you.
What’s your favorite food memory?
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February 17, 2011
With the current chill in the air, I can’t think of another comfort food that warms you from within like chili. Similar to what I found while writing The Great Stuffing Debate, people are passionate about their chili. From beef to vegetarian, beans or no beans, there is a chili for everyone. In addition to being so versatile, chili is a great way to feed a large family. And with hectic schedules being the norm, this dish is perfect for leaving on the stove to feed your hungry crew as they arrive home at different times. Another option is to make slow cooker chili that can be easily put together before you leave for work (it can cook for up to 10 hours on low). When you arrive home from a long day, the enticing aroma will greet you at the door – add a salad and cornbread for a complete and satisfying meal.
My friend Linda mentioned that her favorite part of eating chili is adding different toppings. Enter an Aha! moment for my next get-together at home – a make you own chili bar. In addition to the traditional shredded cheese, diced onions, and sour cream, I am going to put out bowls of cilantro (Linda’s favorite), limes, sweet corn, crushed corn chips, diced peppers, and slices of cornbread. Another friend of mine Nicci, along with her husband Mike sponsor a chili cook off at their home. This year there was a tie that resulted in a taste off between the top two chilies. How much fun is that?
*Need some jazzy cornbread recipes to serve with your chili? Check out Corny Beer Bread with a Mexican Twist or Spicy Corn Muffins with Cheddar perfect complements to your chili
*Want an all in one dish? TSG’s Chili Potpie with Cheddar Beer Biscuit Topping will hit the spot.
*Perfect for Meatless Mondays, try my favorite chili recipe The Best Vegetarian Chili Recipe in the World – even meat eaters will ask for seconds!!
*Did you know that there is an International Chili Society? Check out their informative website for upcoming chili cook-offs.
What is your favorite way to warm up with chili?
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February 10, 2011