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Calibrate Your Meat Thermometer

July 22, 2014

Calibrate Your Meat Thermometer in 3 Easy StepsMeat Grilling Thermometers

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.

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Easy Eats: Grilled Honey-Butter Shrimp

July 20, 2014

This simple shrimp recipe feeds a party!

honey shrimpThis recipe can be used as a full meal or as appetizers along with cool refreshing drinks. Great as a side when serving steaks, too.

SERVES: 10
PREP TIME: 30 Minutes
COOK TIME: 8

Ingredients:
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
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Deli Meats Paired With Sandwich Toppings

July 17, 2014

Favorite Sandwich Fillings

sub sandwich recipe

This sandwich is piled high with your favorite meats, cheeses, fixings and dressings.

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.

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How to Cook Corn on the Cob

July 14, 2014

Different Ways to Cook Corn on the Cobchili lime corn

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:

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Easy Eats: Fresh and Fast Salsa

July 13, 2014

Salsa: Summer’s Greatest Simple Appetizer Salsa

Juicy tomatoes, flavorful cilantro, lime, garlic, onion, and jalapeno peppers make this salsa fresh and fast!

SERVES: 4
PREP TIME: 15 Minutes
COOK TIME: None

Ingredients:
3 Tomatoes, fresh, diced
2 Tbsp. Cilantro, chopped
2 cloves Garlic, finely chopped
1 large Onion, diced
1 Jalapeno, seeded, finely diced
Juice of one Lime
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Creative Ice Cream Toppings

July 11, 2014

Get Creative with Your Ice Cream Socials

Everyone has a favorite ice cream topping. My oldest daughter likes marshmallows and chocolate sauce while my youngest prefers crushed Oreos. My husband goes for hot fudge. As

Ice Cream Toppings

Photo courtesy of Real Simple

for me, I choose crumbled Heath Bar candy. But sometimes you’re looking for a topping that’s new and creative, different than your usual ice cream topping.

This month, CobornsDelivers is offering a number of ice cream specials when you order your Minnesota groceries. Don’t forget to include toppings—maybe even some new creative toppings you haven’t tried before. Here are my favorite creative toppings ideas:

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Ways to Cook a Hot Dog

July 8, 2014

National Hot Dog Month

Americans eat about 20 million hot dogs each year at home, at sporting events, carnivals and street vendors, according to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council.

Hot Dog

Photo courtesy of National Hot Dog and Sausage Council

July is National Hot Dog Month, and we’re looking at the many ways to cook a hot dog, depending on what type you’ve purchased with your Minnesota groceries.

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