Friday, December 29, 2006

Tailgaiting Treats

Are you ready for the NFL playoffs? Maybe your favorite team has already clinched a spot in the playoffs or it's down to the wire this week. And whether your team is there or not, you can have a great time watching the games with friends. Here are a couple of recipes for you to make the agony of defeat or the taste of victory a little bit sweeter:

1/2 lb ground beef
1 jar TSG Black Bean & Corn Salsa
1/2 to 1 tsp TSG Chipotle Chili Seasoning Blend
1 can (12 oz) refrigerated flaky buttermilk biscuits (10 biscuits)
1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1. Heat oven to 375°F. Brown ground beef in medium nonstick skillet over medium heat until
beef is not pink, about 6 minutes, breaking up into small crumbles. Pour off drippings. Stir in
salsa and chili seasoning. Cook, stirring constantly, 1 to 2 minutes.
2. Place 1 biscuit in each of 10 ungreased standard-size muffin cups, pressing dough firmly
against bottoms and up sides of cups. Spoon about 1/4 cup beef mixture into each biscuit
3. Bake in 375°F oven until biscuit edges are golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes. Sprinkle tops with
cheese. Bake until cheese is melted, about 2 minutes. Loosen edges of biscuit cups with
knife before removing from pan. Makes 10 biscuit cups

1 can (15 oz) cannelloni beans, rinsed, drained
¼ cup sour cream
2 Tbsp TSG Tandoori Sauce
1 Tbsp lemon juice
¼ tsp salt
chopped parsley (optional)
Pita Chips (recipe follows) or 1 bag pita chips
1. Mash beans in large bowl with fork or potato masher to the consistency of a chunky spread.
Add sour cream, TSG Tandoori Sauce, lemon juice and salt; mix well. Garnish with parsley, if
desired. Serve with pita chips. Makes 1-1/3 cups
PITA CHIPS: Heat oven to 375°F. Cut each of 3 pita breads horizontally into 2 rounds; lightly brush cut surfaces with Two Sisters Gourmet Extra Virgin Olive Oil (approximately 1/4 cup). Sprinkle with salt, if desired. Cut each round into 8 wedges. Place in single layer on baking sheets. Bake in 375°F oven until crisp and golden brown, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove to wire racks; cool. Chips can be made the day before. Store in airtight container. Makes 4 dozen.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Whip Up A Dip

The holiday season is here and that means parties! How many parties are you going to this month where you have to bring an appetizer or snack to share. You might just even get a call tonight from a neighbor about a quick get together. Are you ready? Two Sisters Gourmet to the rescue.

I've got the perfect products that will take you from party to party and you'll still have plenty left for lots of tasty meals at home. Two Sisters Gourmet Outrageously Garlic, Over-the-Edge Herbed Spinach Seasoning, Peppery Herb Rub and Tearless Onion and Chive Seasoning each make a unique dip that you'll love to serve (and eat) again and again. All you need is 1/2 cup of sour cream and 1/2 cup of mayonnaise. Then add your favorite TSG seasoning. It's as simple at that.

Check out these yummy products here.

After the parties are over, try making Outrageously Roasted Garlic Potatoes, Over-The-Edge Herbed Bread, Peppery Herb Porkchops, or Tearless Onion and Chive Meatloaf. You'll love these seasonings!

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