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Sweet Apple & Turkey Sandwich

August 28

Mom: Give this one a try at home! Tart apples and homemade dressing are added to a turkey sandwich to create a sweet and savory meal. Read the rest of this entry »

Caramelized Corn

August 23


YUM! Caramelized corn is a great side dish for any meal. From a casual outdoor BBQ to an elegant holiday dinner, this dish is easy to make and packs a lot of sweet, savory flavors. This all-American recipe will have everyone asking for seconds! Read the rest of this entry »

Strawberry Yogurt Bites

August 22


These delightful little yogurt bites are perfect for packing and snacking! Freeze overnight and place in your lunchbox in the morning…by lunch they’ll be ready to eat, cool and refreshing! Read the rest of this entry »

Heating Things Up: The Scoville Heat Scale

August 20

The world’s hottest peppers are known for their outrageous ratings on the Scoville Scale; but what does that mean to us? How is heat measured and what is it based on?

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Scorpion Pepper: Watch out for the sting!

August 19

Think you’re a pro at handling spicy foods? Think twice—the scorpion pepper will put your best heat-handling skills to shame! Rated the 2nd hottest pepper in the world, this pepper has a sting that only the most skillful spicy food gurus can survive.

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A World of Paprika

August 19

Paprika Powder_tste_2015Want to enjoy the many flavors of paprika, but not sure which to use or how to use it? Let us make it easy for you with this fun paprika guide! Read the rest of this entry »

Southwest Stuffed Peppers

August 19


These stuffed peppers were made with spice lovers in mind! TSTE® Incan Quinoa, sautéed peppers and onions, queso blanco, and a touch of spice mix to create a flavor fiesta! But don’t be fooled. These stuffed peppers are mellowed by rich tomatoes and creamy cheese, making them perfect for people with varying spice preferences! Read the rest of this entry »

Coastal Pasta Salad

August 14


This cool pasta salad is made with fresh veggies, tri-color pasta, and a whole lot of flavor! Perfect for packing, this pasta salad will keep for days. Prepare at the beginning of the week to use as a side dish, snack, or add your favorite protein and use as an entrée. Read the rest of this entry »

Blueberry Zucchini Breakfast Muffins

August 14


Warm, gooey blueberries are baked with fresh zucchini and warm baker’s flavors to create a delicious muffin for breakfast, lunch, or snack time! This fruit and veggie muffin is a bit of sweet and savory with an added touch of TSTE® Chocolate Sea Salt and TSTE® Blueberry Sugar. Read the rest of this entry »

BLT & C Chopped Salad

August 13

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Everyone loves a good BLT! This salad combines colorful ingredients, spiced bacon and cheese, and a traditional, tasty, and easy-to-make buttermilk dressing.  Read the rest of this entry »

Everything Ham & Cheese Wrap

August 8


This Everything Ham & Cheese Wrap is named for one of our favorite and versatile blends- TSTE® “Everything Bagel” Spice Blend!

Yes, we said bagel. This unique blend of poppy seeds, sesame seeds, and other flavorful ingredients is a great addition to dressings, whipped breakfast toppings and sandwiches. Read the rest of this entry »

Cinnamon Apple Turnovers

August 8


Cinnamon apples are baked inside of big, flaky croissants to create a heavenly dessert! These decadent turnovers take minutes to make. Save for a fun lunch idea, appetizer for a party or a fun dessert option! Read the rest of this entry »

Cheesy Mustard Trail Mix

August 8


Cheese Powders, Mustard Powder, and Pizza Seasoning make this trail mix irresistible! Plan for your next party or mix it up for school lunches. Whatever you do─ be sure to send a few extra napkins!

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Thai Spiced Grilled Chicken

August 4

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Delightfully tasty, this chicken dish was created to please a crowd! Thai Red Curry Spice Blend adds nontraditional BBQ flavors to our more traditional Backwoods Hickory Spice Blend. Sweet caramel, Dijon mustard and fresh lemon add to the fun! Read the rest of this entry »

Homemade Mini Pizzas

August 3


Want to score points with the kids? These homemade mini pepperoni pizzas are easy to make and can feed a crowd! Whether you’re looking for an easy lunchbox entrée, afternoon snack, appetizer, or party food – look no further! In minutes, make and bake these miniature pizzas and enjoy!
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