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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Create dinner excitement with Lawry's new spice blends and marinades

Lawry's would like to introduce you to its new line of spices and marinades. Marinades that will put the sizzle on your grill and spices that will give your meals bursts of bold new flavors.

Keep your family excited about coming to the dinner table when you add these new and exciting flavors to your chicken, pork or beef with Lawry's Santa Fe Chili and Mediterranean Herb and White Wine Marinades. In as little as 30 minutes your chicken, pork, beef or fish will be ready to grill, bake or broil.

Take your dinner straight to the grill with Lawry's signature spice blends of Seasoned Salt Mediterranean Herb, Fire Roasted Chile & Garlic Blend or Roasted Garlic Salt with Oregano & Basil. These zesty spice blends are just what your family is looking for.

You can find out more about these new products and a variety of Lawry's spices, marinades and sauces at Need dinner ideas? You'll find recipes for meats, potatoes, vegetables and even pastas - bring something for everyone in your family to the dinner table tonight.

Lawry's Spice Blends at $3.29 per package can be found in the spice aisle of your supermarket.
Marinades at $2.99 per bottle can be found in the marinade/BBQ sauces aisle.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

FEATURED RECIPE: Spring Vegetable Strata

This amazing recipe from is chocked full of vegetables, loaded with protein and is surrounded with some of your favorite cheeses.
This delicious strata can easily be prepared in the morning and baked for dinner in less than an hour. Planning a brunch? Prepare the night before and refrigerate.
According to Dash, this dish can be prepared for around $9 and will serve 8.


2 Tbsp olive oil
4 scallions, sliced
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper, divided
1 Tbsp chopped garlic
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 yellow bell pepper, diced
2 cups chopped broccoli
5 English muffins, toasted and torn into pieces
1 cup grated Monterey Jack
1 cup grated cheddar, divided
9 eggs
2 1/2 cups whole milk
2 Tbsp Dijon mustard
DIRECTIONS: 1. In a large skillet, heat oil on medium for 30 seconds. Add scallions, salt, and 1/4 tsp black pepper. Cook for 3 minutes. Add garlic, bell peppers, and broccoli and cook for 7 minutes.

2. Coat a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Line with English muffins. Top with vegetable mixture, Monterey Jack, and 1/2 cup cheddar.

3. In a large bowl, whisk eggs, milk, and mustard. Add 1/4 tsp pepper. Pour eggs over vegetables and cheese. Cover with foil and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.

4. Preheat oven to 350°F. Bake strata, covered, for 30 minutes. Remove foil and sprinkle with 1/2 cup cheddar. Bake for 25 minutes more or until golden brown and set in center. Cool for 10 minutes.
KITCHEN COUNTER: Serves: 8. Per Serving: 370 calories, 25g carbs, 20g protein, 21g fat, 245mg cholesterol, 640mg sodium, 1g fiber

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

All natural Easter egg dye

Your kids will have even more fun coloring Easter eggs when using their own homemade dyes. Not only will you get brilliant, gorgeous colors, the kids can put on their favorite stickers without the color rubbing off. Get your kids in the kitchen this Easter and have some family fun.



Photo from Family Fun
  • 2 pounds beets, peeled, diced


  • 1 pound onion skins


  • 1 1/2 cup (1.9 ounce) jar turmeric


  • 2 small heads red cabbage, sliced

Warm brown:

  • 1 (6-cup) pot of strong coffee
  • Distilled white vinegar


For all but the coffee color, in a 5 quart saucepan add 1 vegetable or ingredient. Add 4 quarts water, bring to a boil and cook for 1/2 hour or until the color is very dark. Allow to cool to room temperature and strain out vegetables. Add 1/4 cup distilled white vinegar and then add hard boiled eggs to each color. Refrigerate overnight. For the coffee color: brew the coffee. Allow to cool to room temperature. Add 1/4 cup distilled white vinegar, add hard boiled eggs, refrigerate overnight. 

Each color will color a dozen eggs.
Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchens

Photo from The Family Kitchen
For step-by-step instructions on making natural dyes, designing your eggs and tips on getting the most color from your dyes - click here.