Featured Food Blog - June 2015

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Mommy's Kitchen

Featured Food Blog - June 2015

Hi, I’m Tina, a work at home mom, food blogger, recipe developer and the woman behind Mommy’s Kitchen!  I live in Texas and my blog features old-fashioned classics, comfort food and family recipes that are easy on your budget. My goal is to get families out of the fast food line and back to the dinner table, family style, with easy, delicious recipes.

Hunt's Tomatoes

Diane McMahon

The Juicy Side of Summer

Hunt's Tomatoes

June 1 is National Tomato Day, the start of a summer season of succulent delights when tomatoes play a starring role. Sun-warmed, cold or cooked, tomatoes are the key ingredient in 78 percent of America’s favorite recipes.

 

Beef Up For Burgers

It's All Pink

May is Officially National Hamburger Month

Beef Up For Burgers

Who doesn’t loooove a hamburger? (OK. Vegans and vegetarians this is not your article.)  When the Pink staff discovered May is National Hamburger Month, we felt remiss in not celebrating America’s favorite food. We wanted to rectify that. With little persuasion, staff volunteers went out to sample a few of the Lowcountry’s best burgers.  Here is their report.

Nutritious Nachos

Lisa Messinger

Nutritious Nachos? Lighten up for Cinco de Mayo!

Nutritious Nachos

When you think of nachos, if you focus on large platters of chips topped with heaps of meat, cheese and sour cream, think again. The appetizer, snack or meal that’s always been a decadent restaurant favorite is a quick-prep treat at home, too. The even better news is that choosing your own foundations and toppings means that not only can good flavor be at your fingertips, but good nutrition, as well.

The Sauce is the Boss!

Diane McMahon

Sweet Baby Ray's Gourmet Sauces

The Sauce is the Boss!

Hay, ya’ll. May is OFFICIAL BBQ MONTH! It’s the month we Lowcountry people sweep the last of the pine pollen from our porches and patios and haul out the grill. It’s the month of Memorial Day cookouts when the neighborhood starts to fill with a smoky smell that signals summer guests and get-togethers. It’s time to move the cooking from the kitchen to the backyard! And who better to launch this BBQ blast than Sweet Baby Ray’s, one of America’s premiere BBQ sauce brands.

From the Kitchen of Vineyard 55

Rachel Rucker

From the Kitchen of Vineyard 55

Before walking into Vineyard 55, you’re immediately immersed in the eclectic atmosphere of the wine and cheese bar, where a cozy front porch, comfortable couches and bistro tables all beckon you to stay a while. Think, Old South meets chic outdoor bistro. The inside is matched exuding old-world rustic. Wide, brown leather couches adorn the walls with old wine-barrels, serving as high-top tables, scattered throughout the room. On one side there is a spacious bar, where locals sit and enjoy their anticipated first drink of happy hour. The atmosphere alone screams, “This is where the l

Avocados

Haas Avocado Board

The Super Food that's Super Good

Avocados

Avocados have come a long way from simply being the green that makes your guacamole. Known as a "nutrient booster," avocados help the body absorb more fat-soluble nutrients, such as alpha and beta-carotene. Long story short, they are, if there ever was one, the good side of fat. With over 20 valuable body-loving nutrients, avocados are as simple and delicious to infuse into your recipes, as they are nutritious.

 

From the Kitchen of 843

Lindsay Gifford

From the Kitchen of 843

When I first walked into 843 nearly six months ago, I was immediately charmed. With built-in shelves lined with cookbooks, paintings and interesting knick-knacks, antique hanging windows and an ecclectic mix of furniture, the restaurant makes you feel at home. However, it's not all about its good looks­, 843 offers a one-of-a-kind menu that spans from Asian fusion to fresh local seafood. With spring here and the patio open for al fresco dining, this hidden gem should be on your list to experience.

Spring Happy with JELL-O

It's All Pink

Jiggle, giggle and inspire smiles

Spring Happy with JELL-O

Spring has sprung and it’s time to start thinking about yummy, cool sweet treats to share with family and friends. Whether planning an Easter family gathering, whipping up goodies galore to serve after an Easter egg hunt, or sharing delightful dessert after a day at the golf tournament, these always-delicious JELL-O recipes are sure to be crowd pleasers. In fact, JELL-O has been an American favorite for more than 100 years and is the largest-selling prepared dessert in America. Approximately 420 million JELL-O Gelatin and Pudding boxes, and 1 billion cups of JELL-O are sold in the United States each year. Needless to say, there is a huge variety of recipes that are not only creative, but also tried-and-true.

Life is Sweeter with Chocolate

Nestlé

Nestlé

Life is Sweeter with Chocolate

Not only is chocolate good at Valentine’s Day, but a little piece of chocolate can make any bad day better. Nestle’s mission of “Good Food, Good Life,” not only exudes who they are as a company, but also portrays how a little love in your life in the form of a bit of chocolate can take you to a place that no green juice can. Not only has Nestle been committed to making the best chocolate for its consumers for more than a century, they also are recognized as a leader in nutrition, health and wellness. Nestle’s products nourish your body, raise your spirits, delight your taste buds and help you celebrate with the people you love.

Afterwork Gourmet

Jamie Harrison

Afterwork Gourmet

Growing herbs indoors is a great way to supplement your kitchen with fresh ingredients and wonderful aromas all year round. It can be fun and easy while saving you money on often pricey, store-bought herbs. When using fresh-grown herbs in recipes, you can use roughly one-third of the amount compared to dried versions, while achieving the same delicious taste.

Growing Your Own Herb Garden

Jamie Harrison

Growing Your Own Herb Garden

Growing herbs indoors is a great way to supplement your kitchen with fresh ingredients and wonderful aromas all year round. It can be fun and easy while saving you money on often pricey, store-bought herbs. When using fresh-grown herbs in recipes, you can use roughly one-third of the amount compared to dried versions, while achieving the same delicious taste.

From the Kitchen of DelisheeYo

Lindsay Gifford

Enjoy a Behind-the-Scenes Look of DelisheeYo

Funky. Fresh. Fun.
These three words are the epitomy of Delisheeyo. As you open the door to this hidden gem, you immediately take a big breath in and feel refreshed. From the bright, happy decor to the positive energy, you may leave with a whole new outlook for the day.

Changing the World One Taste Bud at a Time

Silk

Silk

Changing the World One Taste Bud at a Time

At the beginning of each year, many people choose to evaluate their lives and set resolutions for the upcoming year. And everyone knows...your body’s health is usually near the top of the list. Whether you are looking to lose a few pounds or tone up, smoothies are a great alternative to help with weight loss. We’ve teamed up with Silk® to bring you great recipes that will have you feeling better in no time.

Joy in a Jar

Lindsay Gifford & Elizabeth Skenes Millen

These Homemade Gifts are Perfect for the Holidays

Joy in a Jar

Gourmet food gifts made with love are a fun and clever way to bring glad tidings to those you don’t want to forget during the holidays. These fanciful gifts-in-a-jar are both functional and enjoyable and are a perfect gift for party hosts, teachers, co-workers and friends. There are a million ways to get creative and Decemberorate your jars to make them reflect your style and vibe. Change up the décor and these recipes can take you through the year for any season, occasion or holiday. Wouldn’t it be special to take the Alphabet Soup to someone recovering from an illness? Or, change up the color of M&Ms in the Cookies for Santa recipe and voila—it’s a multitasker! Your girlfriend who just had a baby would totally delight in the sugar scrub. Best of all, these jars can be a fun project to share with your children so they can take ownership in sharing their talents. Who knew all this goodness could fit into a jar?