BLT Deviled Eggs

I love deviled eggs but they can be a bit boring. So I decided to try to divise a recipe for a deviled egg that was just a bit more interesting than the classic paprika top variety. Which lead me to create my BLT Deviled Eggs. These guys have already have been deemed a favorite by my family and hopefully soon by you too.

Cindy, who loves “cookinwithmixes

Play With Your Food

Kids not eating their food?  Make lunchtime a fun event with these clever sandwich suggestion from Funky Lunch.  There’s a whole gallery of pictures to get your imagination flowing, but I particularly the giraffe with it’s cute dots.  Head to Funky Lunch for more lunchtime treats.

Country Gourmet Home also offers kids Lil Mixes for them to make themselves.

Lil Brownie Mix

Lil Chocolate Chipper Mix – An easy to make individual chocolate chip cookie mix that bakes up in a microwavable cup.

Lil Chocolate Pix Mix – An easy to make individual chocolate pie with graham cracker crust!

Lil PB Crispy Mix

Lil Peanut Butter Cookie Mix

How do you incorporate your kids in the kitchen?

Cindy

Country Gourmet Home Tickle Your Taste Buds Discount Bundle!

Every month Country Gourmet Home offers a bundle of products at reduced prices and once again Country Gourmet Home doesn’t dissapoint!  Check out what you can get this month:

This offer is limited to one per customer and cannot be combined with any other discount codes ~ the prices are too great already!

If you have questions about these products or want to start your own Country Gourmet Home Business please feel free to send me an email at: countrygourmethomeofsd@yahoo.com – I will be happy to answer any questions that you have or help you get started!

Cindy

Fire Up The Grill

I love eating grilled food so I thought I would share a few tips that I came across on the web.

Barbecue Tips
* Approximately 30 minutes prior to grilling, prepare the charcoal
fire so coals have time to reach medium temperature. At medium,
the coals will be ash-covered. To check the temperature of the
coals, spread the coals in a single layer. CAREFULLY hold the
palm of your hand above the coals at cooking height. Count the
number of seconds you can hold your hand in that position before
the heat forces you to pull it away: approximately 4 seconds for
medium heat. Position the cooking grid and follow recipe directions.

 * Never place meat directly over an open flame. An open flame is an
indication of incomplete combustion, the fire will discolor the
meat by leaving a black carbon residue on the meat. Actually an
open flame has a lower temperature than coals that are glowing red.

 * Whenever barbecuing, use tongs to turn the meat. A fork should
never be used. For it will punch holes in the flesh and allow
the natural juices to escape and loose flavor and become chewy.

 * Tomato and/or sugar based BBQ sauces should be added only at the
end of the grilling process. These products will burn easily and
are seldom considered an internal meat flavoring. Once added, the
meat should be turned often to minimize the possibility of burning.

 Country Gourmet Home has excellent products to make your grilling more tasty.

What is your favorite grilled food?

Cindy

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10 Food Pranks for April Fool’s Day

Ah, April Fool’s. A day relished by pranksters and dreaded by their victims. We think the best kind of tricks involve food, because who can resist being tempted into eating their favorite snack? Feel free to try out some of the pranks below, but please proceed with caution!

 

Sriracha Ice Cream
Sriracha Ice Cream

Sriracha was an Ingredient of the Year in both Bon Appetit and Saveur last year, but I’m not sure if they meant as a dessert ingredient. If you know someone who puts hot sauce on everything, make them some sriracha ice cream and see if they can guess the flavor!


Sweet Deviled Eggs
Sweet Deviled Eggs

Make a batch of deviled eggs, but substitute the usual filling with some yellow frosting and a sprinkling of cinnamon. Your victims will be utterly revolted by the unexpectedly sweet taste.

 

Grilled Cheese Cake
Grilled Cheese Cake

This looks like a grilled cheese sandwich, but it is actually pound cake and orange colored frosting.


Toothpaste Oreos
Toothpaste Oreos

Carefully break open a few Oreos and remove the icing with a knife. Replace it with a thin layer of white toothpaste and put the cookies back together. Leave them right at the opening of the package for the cookie monster who will be unable to resist their favorite sandwich cookie.


Hamburger Cupcakes
Hamburger Cupcakes

Don’t they look like burger sliders?! They are actually cupcakes. Assembling them takes a bit of patience, but they are well worth it in the end.


Salt and Sugar Switch
Salt and Sugar Switch

Put sugar in the salt shaker and salt in the sugar bowl. This one is obvious, but tricky nonetheless! Note: only do this if you are willing to buy the victim a replacement meal or drink.


Ice Cream Mashed Potatoes
Ice Cream Mashed Potatoes

A scoop of vanilla ice cream and some caramel sauce can make for some very convincing mashed potatoes!


Sponge Cake
Sponge Cake

Decorate a large car washing sponge with icing, whipped cream and sprinkles so it looks like a cake. Leave it out at work or at home and surely someone will help themselves to a slice. Make sure you stick around to see them furiously struggle to cut a piece!  When they complain, just tell them it’s a sponge cake.


Cereal Switcheroo
Cereal Switcheroo

Remove the plastic bags from two cereal boxes and switch them around. Someone will be very confused in the morning when they go for some Cinnamon Toast Crunch and get Raisin Bran.

 

Green Milk
Green Milk

Late at night on March 31st, place a few drops of green food coloring into the milk carton. When someone goes to pour milk into their cereal or coffee in the morning, they will think the milk is terribly, terribly bad.

 

Sources: Family FunFohBoh

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Cindy