When the peak of summer hits, I start craving light, refreshing foods to help cool me down and keep me feeling healthy. Two of my very favorite summertime foods are watermelon and cantaloupe. And while I love eating them as is, it’s fun to change things up every once in a while to make an old thing new again.
My grandpa used to bring black diamond watermelons in by the dozens during the hottest summer months in Kansas. He and my grandma had a garden just outside of their house and I always knew I was in for a treat when I’d peek outside and catch him moseying around, looking to see if anything was ripe. No matter how many times I’d bite into the sweet, ruby red fruit, I always declared “This is the best watermelon I’ve ever had.” That’s exactly how good watermelon should taste every time.
Father’s Day is this Sunday; are you ready to celebrate? If not, don’t fret because we’ve got you covered – food, drinks and all.
Instead of taking dad out to a restaurant this year and enduring long waits and noisy crowds, make a healthy, filling brunch at home to show him how much you care. After all, it takes a lot more planning and effort to prepare something yourself than to just cover the bill at a restaurant.
I don’t know about you but breakfast and brunch have always been special meals in our household. Growing up, we treated late-morning meals on the weekends as if were a sacred practice, taking the time to prepare homemade sausage, egg and cheese bagel sandwiches or carefully-crafted pancakes alongside mounds of fresh fruit and lots of warm maple syrup. And coffee? Always a must, especially in my sister and I’s older years. (more…)
This Mother’s Day, avoid the crowds and treat mom to a homemade brunch. We’ll help get you started, as our menu includes mimosas, banana bread, quiche, salads, and more! From start to finish, mom will be impressed by your effort and careful selection of each recipe. Not to mention, you’ll all enjoy a healthier brunch made with fresh, in-season, nutritious ingredients. Cheers to mom, and to you for giving her a delicious Mother’s Day gift.
Americans have adopted the Mexican holiday of Cinco de Mayo as one of our very own. And why wouldn’t we? It’s colorful, flavorful, and down right fun. In a world that could always use one more excuse to celebrate, we say why not!
Typically, Cinco de Mayo is a veritable smorgasbord of all-things-cheese-coasted with endless chips, salsa, and margaritas. Hopefully, you’re all waiting until it’s at least 5 o’clock somewhere to dig in! This year, being that Cinco de Mayo falls on a Saturday, we think you should start the party early with a Mexican-themed brunch. The centerpiece of which should be our Grapefruit and Lime Mimosa.
It’s as bright and bold as the culture of Mexico, and will certainly be a refreshing departure from your standard OJ and champagne. (more…)
If the old adage “the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach” is true, there is no better way to celebrate Father’s Day this year than to honor Dad with omelets, frittatas and more. Treat your father to his favorite breakfast eats because after all, it’s the most important meal of the day.
Crab Quiche: A quiche is an elegant yet simple main dish for any brunch party. If you have leftovers, freeze slices individually for quick weekday breakfasts.
Denver Scrambled Eggs: Ham, onions and green pepper give these creamy, smooth scrambled eggs plenty of flavor.
Ham and Cheese Pie: Use egg substitute and a prepared baking mix like Bisquick to make a quick and easy hearty breakfast pie that will disappear from the table in minutes.
Mother’s Day is Sunday, and whether you’re celebrating your mom, wife, aunt or sister, the perfect way to honor the maternal figures in your life is with an elegant brunch party. Though a lot of brunch recipes can be nutritionally balanced, many of them are also indulgent. At brunch, people typically treat themselves to items they wouldn’t normally eat during the week. Often, since they are eating breakfast and lunch in one meal, diners think it’s acceptable to eat more calories than they normally would.
This week we interviewed Sandra Lee, editor-in-chief of Sandra Lee Semi-Homemade magazine, the host of two highly rated television shows on Food Network, to find out her favorite tips for planning the perfect healthy brunch party. Along with some of Lee’s favorite entertaining tips, we wanted to call out some of the most important points to consider when party planning for the leading lady in your life.
Click to hear the interview. (more…)