All posts by Madisen Gilbert

Father’s Day Breakfast

Dad’s love breakfast. It’s a plain and simple fact. Treat them to this delicious all-in-one breakfast sandwich that is sure to start their day right.

Ingredients:

1 English muffin, toasted

1 egg, overeasy

1 small slice of ham or 2 slices of bacon

1 tbs butter

1 slice of cheddar cheese

1/2 tsp of all purpose seasoning

Directions:

Heat a pan over medium-high heat.

Place the bacon or ham in the pan and cook until crisp. Remove from pan.

Crack egg into pan. Let cook until bubbles start to form around the yolk (2-3 minutes). Flip and let cook for 1 minute. Season with all purpose seasoning. Remove from pan.

Add butter and melt. Split the English muffin in half and place face down until toasty. Flip and add cheese to bottom English muffin. Cook until melted and toasted. Remove from pan.

Stack the perfect breakfast sandwich by setting the the bacon or ham on the bottom bun, the egg, and then the top bun to finish it up.

Enjoy and Happy Father’s Day!

 

Candy Gram Craft

It’s the perfect time of year to tell someone “Thank You” with these clever Candy Grams.

Almond Joy

  • “It’s been a JOY knowing you”
  • “It’s been a JOY being in your class”
  • “You make me burst with JOY

Swedish Fish

  • “Your the SWEEDISH

Jolly Ranchers

  • “Have a JOLLY day!”

Junior Mints

  • “I MINT to tell you how much I appreciate you”

 

Snickers Caramel Apple Dip

Ingredients:

3.4 oz. vanilla pudding prepared

8 oz. Cool Whip whipping cream

4 Snickers bars, chopped

1 cup caramel dip

1/4 cup chopped peanuts

Apple slices for dipping

 

Directions:

Mix pudding and caramel dip together.

Fold in Cool Whip.

Add Snickers bars.

Top with chopped peanuts and dig in!

 

Starburst Popcorn

Starburst Popcorn is a great way to sweeten up your favorite movie snack!

Ingredients:

20 of any color Starburst

1 tbs butter

1/4 cup light corn syrup

2 cups kettle corn

 

Directions:

Unwrap Starburst candies and line a baking sheets with parchment paper.

Add butter, corn syrup, and Starbursts to saucepan. Over low heat, stir mixture constantly until melted.

Pour Starburst mixture over popcorn and carefully mix. Spread the Starburst popcorn evenly on the baking sheet. Let sit for 30 minutes until the mixture has hardened and set.

Enjoy!

 

Homemade Marshmallows

Homemade marshmallow squares.

Treat yourself to this light and fluffy dessert.

Ingredients:

  • 3 packages unflavored gelatin
  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tbs vanilla extract
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar

Instructions:

Prepare an 8×12-inch nonmetal baking dish with a layer of butter and a generous dusting of confectioners’ sugar.

In a stand mixer with the whisk attachment, add gelatin and ½ cup of cold water. Allow this to sit until the gelatin dissolves.

In a saucepan, add the sugar, corn syrup, salt, and ½ cup of water. Cook over medium heat. Once the sugar has dissolved, bring the mixture to a boil until it reaches 240 degrees.

Slowly pour the hot sugar mixture into the stand mixer set on low. Once all of the sugar mixture is added, turn up the speed to high for 15 minutes. Once fluffy and thick, add the vanilla and mix in thoroughly.

Pour the marshmallow mixture into the 8×12-inch baking dish, smooth, and dust with confectioners’ sugar. Let sit uncovered for 12-24 hours.

Once set, turn the marshmallows onto a cutting board and cut them into any shape you prefer. Dust again with confectioners’ sugar and enjoy!

Doing more with S’mores

S’mores may seem like a camping-only food; however, you can enjoy the delicious treat all year long.

3 simple ingredients:

  • 1 full graham cracker broken in half
  • 4 squares of Hershey’s chocolate
  • 1 large marshmallow

Tin Foil S’more

Cut a large square of tin foil and lay it on a flat surface. Build your traditional s’more on top and wrap it tightly with the tin foil. From here, you have 2 options. If you are near a fire, place the s’more tin foil package near the fire on the hot coals and let it roast for 5-7 minutes. If you are at home, pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees. Place the tin foil package on the top rack for 5-7 minutes. Unwrap the package and enjoy!

Microwave S’more

Build a traditional s’more and place on a microwave safe plate. Microwave your s’more for 30 seconds on high for an ooey-gooey marshmallow and chocolate delight.

Stove top S’more

Place the marshmallow on a long metal skewer. Turn your stove top flame to high. Roast your marshmallow over the flame while rotating for 3-5 minutes until golden brown. Be sure to not touch the flame, it will burn and potentially catch your marshmallow on fire. Place your golden-brown marshmallow on your graham cracker, top with chocolate and remaining graham cracker. Voila! You have a toasty s’more.

Tin Foil Dinners

Tin Foil Dinner with potatoes, carrots, and broccoli.

Heading out on a wilderness adventure or looking for a quick and easy dinner? Prepare your meals with these easy tin foil dinner recipes.

Breakfast Hash

2 links of sausage

1 cup frozen hashbrowns

2 eggs, scrambled

¼ cup chopped tomatoes

1 tbs green onions

½ cup shredded cheese

Add all of the ingredients starting with the sausage to a lightly oiled sheet of tinfoil. Wrap tightly and place over hot coals near the fire for 15-20 minutes. Unwrap and enjoy!

Salmon and Asparagus

1 filet of salmon

1 tsp dill

1 tbs butter

½ lemon

3-6 asparagus spears

Place the salmon filet and asparagus on lightly oiled sheet of tinfoil. Season with dill, salt, and pepper. Squeeze the lemon over the salmon and asparagus, and add rind to tinfoil. Top with butter. Place over hot coals near the fire for 20-25 minutes until the salmon is cooked through to your liking. Unwrap and dig in.

Banana Boat Sundae

1 banana

¼ cup chocolate chips

¼ cup mini marshmallows

2 scoop ice cream

Peel and slice the banana in half and place in tin foil. Add mini marshmallows and chocolate chips and wrap the mixture tightly. Place over hot coats for 3-5 minutes until the chocolate is melted and the marshmallows are gooey. Unwrap the mixture and add ice cream scoops on top.

Best Meats for Grilling

Let’s face it, some meats are just better on the grill than others. Here’s our list of favorite meats to grill.

80/20 freshly ground beef
This will create the perfect juicy burger that doesn’t take too long to cook through all of the way. On top of all of that, it’s also incredibly cost effective.

Rib-Eye
For the most ideal grilling steak, use a bone-in rib eye. All you need is a hint of salt and pepper and a good hot grill for the perfect piece of meat.

Top Sirloin
If you’re looking to feed a lot of people, use the tender and juicy top sirloin. They are easy to cook and well priced.

Sausages
With many flavors to choose from, this is on our list for sheer versatility. Try anything from Italian flavored to cheese stuffed. You won’t be disappointed.

Grilled Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

Enhance your grilled asparagus with bacon.

Ingredients:

15 spears of asparagus

5 slices of bacon

5 toothpicks

 

Directions:

Heat grill to medium-high heat.

Wrap slice of bacon around 3 spears of bacon and secure with a toothpick.

Place asparagus bundles on grill for 5 minutes. Flip to the other side and grill for 5 more minutes.

Enjoy!

Enjoy these Memorial Day Savings

Celebrate this Memorial Day the right way with these BBQ essentials. From May 23, 2018 to May 29, 2018, take advantage of these offers.

  • Purchase four 12 pk., 12 oz. cans, or 8 pk. 12 oz. bottles of Coke products and get a free 12-56 oz. Red Button Vintage Creamery Gelato or Ice Cream
  • Purchase four 12 pk. 12 oz. cans, 6 pk. 24 oz. bottles, or 8 pk. 12 oz. bottles and get free Colosimo’s 16 oz. select varieties sausage

To redeem these offers, bring all of the items to checkout and the free item will automatically be taken off of your bill. Happy Memorial Day!