Here’s a refreshing summer pasta salad with cucumbers, colby jack cheese, peas, and cucumber ranch dressing.
As seen on Twin Cities Live, submitted by viewer Crystal J. of Rochester, MN!
PREP TIME: 20 Minutes
COOK TIME: None
4 oz. Cooked and drained macaroni
1/4 c sour cream
1/4 c. Miracle Whip
1/4 c. cucumber ranch salad dressing
1/8 c. minced onion
1/4 c. diced/shredded colby jack cheese
1/4 c. drained canned peas
2 med. Cucumbers, peeled and diced
pepper to taste
CobornsDelivers wants to drive its big yellow truck through your neighborhood for the 31st annual National Night Out!
Nearly 40 million people will be celebrating this special summer event, which is designed to heighten crime prevention awareness, generate support for local anticrime programs, and strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships. In addition to outside lights and front porch vigils, most cities and towns hold block parties, parades, festivals, cookouts, youth events and visits from local officials.
“This is a night for America to stand together and promote awareness, safety, and neighborhood unity. National Night Out showcases the vital importance of police-community partnerships and citizen involvement in our fight for a safer nation,” said National Project Coordinator Matt Peskin. Read more…
Make the Most of Your Office Kitchen
Your office kitchen may simply be the spot where you stash your lunch when you happen to bring one from home. Depending on the supplies and appliances in your office kitchen, you can more fully utilize it to support healthy eating habits, improve your health and save money, too. Read more…
Calibrate Your Meat Thermometer in 3 Easy Steps
With more than 48 million Americans sickened each year due to food-borne illnesses, food safety is important to keep in mind when you’re at work in the kitchen or on the grill. One important tool to help you keep you, your friends and family healthy is a meat thermometer.
However, it’s important to periodically calibrate your meat thermometer to maintain its accuracy. Most food thermometers have a “calibration nut” under the dial that you can adjust; check the manufacturer’s directions for exact directions.
Here’s how to complete that task in 3 easy steps by using either using ice water or boiling water as recommended by the US Department of Agriculture.
This simple shrimp recipe feeds a party!
This recipe can be used as a full meal or as appetizers along with cool refreshing drinks. Great as a side when serving steaks, too.
PREP TIME: 30 Minutes
COOK TIME: 8
20 6 Inch Skewers
1/2 Cup Honey
1/4 Cup Butter, melted
1.5 tsp. Garlic Pepper Blend
1 T. Fresh Chives, chopped
2 Lbs. Uncooked Shrimp, peeled, deveined, tails removed
Favorite Sandwich Fillings
One reason that sandwiches are popular is because they’re fast. They’re healthy. They’re delicious. And with all of the fun and unique toppings available, you can mix and match flavors, textures, from sweet to spicy, to creamy to crunchy.
When sandwiches are going to be on your menu, add sandwich fillings to your Twin Cities grocery delivery order so you can add pizzazz and flavor to your favorite sandwich. You can try some new pairings with your family’s preferred deli meats and discover what new flavors they like the best.
As we enter the prime season for sweet corn, it’s the perfect time to review the different ways you can cook corn on the cob, including boiling and grilling and adding fun toppings. When my sister served corn on the cob Mexican style I couldn’t believe how delicious it was—and that I’d never had it that way before.
Here are the different ways to prepare the most popular summertime Minnestota produce: