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A Berry Delicious Taste of Summer

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This past Easter weekend has been the best weather I have experience in a long time. It has gotten me 100% ready for summer! We still have about two months left before summer officially starts, but I am ready to eat summer foods. I can’t wait for the BBQs and bonfires that accompany my summer season.

The other day, I was at the grocery store thinking about what I should eat as a side dish for dinner that night. Usually I go with a veggie, but the burgers I was about raspberry-2023403_960_720to grill seemed more fitting with something that screamed “summer.” I walked by the case filled with precut fruit and saw a beautiful container filled with blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries. That was exactly what I needed. It was a taste of summer!

Not only do berries taste like summer, they’re also healthy! You’re supposed to eat between five and thirteen servings of fruits and veggies a day, depending on a few things such as age and weight. There are easy ways to use fruit in everyday meals.

One of my favorite ways to incorporate berries into meals is through salads. They add an extra sweetness that mixes amazingly with a vinaigrette. This is a great way to get in some servings of fruit and veggies! One of my favorites is Berry Pistachio Spinach Salad With Berry Vinaigrette. This recipe even includes steps to make your own vinaigrette, or you could buy a tasty one at the store! This Berry, Bulgur, and Spinach Salad with Spicy Maple Sunflower Seeds includes a directions for a vinaigrette as well, and is super tasty! These salads can be a side dish or be turned into a meal by adding a little more protein. They’re perfect with grilled chicken!

Similarly, this California Giant Strawberry and Jalapeño Salsa is full of summer flavor. It’s perfect for entertaining, or just to have on hand. It’s incredibly fresh, and healthy too!

California Giant Strawberry and Jalapeno Salsa

California Giant Strawberry and Jalapeno Salsa

On another note, sometimes sometimes berry recipes can go in a less healthy direction. My motto has been everything in moderation, so some berry-filled

Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry Shortcake

desserts are more than okay! In my opinion, one of the best summer desserts is Strawberry Shortcake. This particular recipe uses biscuits as opposed to cake, which I love! Of course there are probably hundreds of variations on this classic dessert, but this recipe is easy and delicious.

Next, pretty much any recipe that has blueberries is tasty. Blueberry pancakes, blueberry muffins, blueberry scones… the list could go on forever! In my opinion, one of the best is Lemon Blueberry Cake. You can eat it for dessert, indulge in a slice for breakfast, or eat some with fresh cup of coffee.

Last but not least, the healthiest option is this Summer Berry Frozen Yogurt. This option calls for an ice-cream maker, but it is so worth it! It is very easy to

Summer Berry Frozen Yogurt

Summer Berry Frozen Yogurt

make, has minimal ingredients, and is super yummy! The batch calls for a cup of sugar, but I have tried with less and it’s still delicious. My next try will be with a sugar substitute like agave or honey.

These are just a few out of the many berry recipes on the Forq app. If you have any favorite berry recipes, share them for all your foodie friends (like me) to see! I’m always in search for a taste of summer.

Let’s Taco ‘Bout It

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I’m just going to come right out and say it- I love tacos and everything taco-related. That includes the most popular drink to accompany tacos… margaritas!! But alas, we have already talked about how to make the perfect margarita in this blog post.

I love tacos so much because there are so many options. First, there’s the shell. Hard shell or soft shell? Or do you go a healthier route, and have a taco salad? Speaking of healthy, you also get to

Fresh cilantro

Fresh cilantro

decide what you add to your tacos. You get to choose how healthy you make them. I suggest trying to stay away from adding deep-fried items into your tacos and take a fresher route. Some of my favorite tacos include freshly grilled chicken, fresh guacamole, corn (for sweetness), salsaand sautéed peppers and onions. I squeeze some fresh lime juice on top and sprinkle with fresh cilantro. Cilantro is my secret ingredient– it makes everything taste super fresh!

Tacos can also be super easy to make. Like I said before, you get to decide what goes in them! You have the options to make everything from scratch, or you can buy a ton of ingredients pre-made.

Taco seasoning

Taco seasoning

For example, you could buy taco shells, shredded cheese, salsa, sour cream, and shredded lettuce all pre-done. All you would have to worry about would be cooking the meat! Ground beef is a classic, but if you are going for something healthier, ground turkey is also a great option. In order to get that taco taste, you need some taco seasoning. You can buy this at the store, but I suggest making your own with a recipe like this so you can critique it, know exactly what you like, and know exactly what kind of ingredients are going into your seasoning! For instance, I personally don’t like my tacos super spicy so I always hold back a little on things like chile powder, cayenne, and red pepper flakes.

If you’re looking to jazz up your tacos a bit, you can always make a specific kind. For example, this Teriyaki Chicken Taco recipe can bring in some asian-style flavor into your meal! One of my absolute favorite tacos to order when I am at a restaurant are fish tacos. Mahi mahi is my favorite! I just found this recipe for Blackened Mahi Mahi Tacos with Kiwi Nectarine Salsa— I can’t wait to try to make them!

If you don’t want to make classic tacos but you’re craving that taco taste, there are tons of options! One of my all-time favorites is taco salad. It’s easy to make without a recipe by just putting your usual taco ingredients on top of a bed of lettuce and adding a lime-based dressing, or you could use this Loaded Chicken Taco Salad recipe! This recipe even includes the ingredients and steps to make your own taco salad dressing. What is great about a taco salad is that again, you get to decide what goes on it so you get to decide how healthy you want to make it.

Another healthy taco-inspired option are these Taco-Stuffed PeppersThey’re similar to

Taco soup

Taco soup

traditional stuffed peppers, except that have that sought-after taco flavor. Yum! The recipe even gives you the ingredients you need to make your own taco seasoning at home. Last but not least, we have this delicious taco soup. It is very similar to chili, but has all those delicious taco seasonings. I highly recommend topping it with some tortilla chips for an added crunch!

Of course, there are tons of variations and endless toppings to tacos! Don’t forget to share them with us on the Forq app!

April- the month of Garlic

food-652448_960_720Garlic makes my world go round. It gives amazing flavor to any dish it’s added to. I recently came across the fact that April is National Garlic Month, so I couldn’t resist writing about it! There’s so many options; garlic powder, garlic salt, jarred garlic, fresh garlic… I use them all!

However, my all time favorite is fresh garlic. Garlic cloves last a long time, so don’t be scared to buy fresh. Full bulbs will last 3-5 months in your pantry and even longer if frozen. Once the bulb is broken, it will last for a week to ten days before going bad.

Garlic press

Garlic press

One of the best kitchen buys I have ever made was getting a garlic press. I used to use a tiny grater, but that would leave me with wasted garlic and a fear I was going to grate my fingers! My garlic press has definitely changed my cooking experience for the better, and they are not even expensive! If you cook with garlic as much as I do, it is an investment you should definitely make.

Garlic is such a simple seasoning to use. I’m guilty of putting it on pretty much everything. One of my go-to lunches has been melting butter and adding fresh garlic and shrimp until the shrimp is cooked fully through, then putting it on top of brown rice and whatever veggies I have in my fridge. Healthy, simple, easy to make… yet full of flavor!

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Garlic shrimp scampi

Of course, we think of using garlic in foods we associate with Italian cuisine, like pasta. One of the simplest garlic sauces I like to make is found in this Creamy Garlic Penne Pasta recipe. I like to jazz it up a bit by adding veggies like broccoli and some grilled chicken for protein. Another garlic pasta dish that everybody loves is Garlic Shrimp Scampi. If you’re making pasta, why not keep the carbs coming with some tasty Grilled Garlic Bread! 

Cheddar garlic biscuits

Cheddar garlic biscuits

Garlic chicken, zucchini, and corn

Garlic chicken, zucchini, and corn

Another variation of garlic bread I love are these Cheddar Garlic Biscuits. In my opinion, these are just as good as garlic bread but have a lot more use. If you serve garlic bread with anything besides Italian food, it seems a little off. But these biscuits are a great side for a picnic, BBQ, or pretty much any other dinner you can think of! For example, they would go absolutely perfect with this Garlic Chicken, Zucchini and Corn skillet dish.

Garlic also goes great with combinations like honey. For example, these Honey Garlic Pork Chops are absolutely delicious! I bet the Cheddar Garlic Biscuits would go great with those, too. Or, you could always go with a more traditional garlic side, such as these Garlic Herb Skillet Potatoes. This particular recipe calls for quite a few ingredients, mostly herbs. I have also had great luck just making them simply, almost more as home fries, by cubing potatoes and putting them in hot oil with garlic, salt, and pepper!

Of course, there are thousands of recipes that call for garlic that we haven’t covered today. If you have a favorite, you should definitely share it on the Forq app!

Spring Veggies

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Spring is finally here! If you’re up north like me, it may be hard to believe due to this terrible weather we’ve been having, but March 20th officially marked the first day of spring.

I get excited for spring because it means the start of warmer weather and finally some leaves on the trees. Food-wise, it means finally fresh, in-season produce! As you know from the blog post “A Healthy New Year,” I have been trying to make some more health-conscious choices in my eating habits this year. One of the easiest ways to do this has been to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables. Spring means that more fruits and veggies will finally be in season!

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A list of vegetables that are harvested in the spring can be found here. Many leafy green veggies are harvested in the spring, making spring time the perfect season to start eating fresh salads again. Some of the in-season veggies I like to include in my salads are sliced radishes, shredded carrots, lettuce (obviously), mixed with a bit of kale for its nutrients. Kale is very

White Bean and Kale Soup

White Bean and Kale Soup

low in calories, but high in iron and other vital vitamins. I prefer to tear some up into small pieces and mix it in with my other greens, or eat it cooked. One healthy recipe from the Forq app I am dying to try is this White Bean and Kale Soup!

Cauliflower and broccoli are also spring veggies, and are some of my favorite things to cook with. In a previous blog post, I discussed my love of cauliflower and my first attempt at making a cauliflower pizza crust. It is such a versatile vegetable! Its closely related family member, broccoli, is one of my all-time favorite veggies. I could eat it every day just steamed with a bit of butter, salt, and pepper. If it is cooked right (not overcooked to become mushy), it is incredibly flavorful all on its own. Broccoli goes hand-in-hand with cheese like in this Creamy Chicken and Broccoli Pasta, or is perfect in other dishes such as this Slow Cooker Beef And Broccoli.

Last but not least, we have to talk about carrots! In my opinion, they are highly underrated. The most I see of carrots lately seems to be a few slices to add a pop of color to a boring salad. Carrots are packed with vitamins and minerals that help with vision, clear skin, and give the immune system a boost. Raw carrots are a great snack, or boiled with just some butter, salt, and pepper as a side dish to dinner. Or, if you want to make a healthy meal out of it, this 5-Ingredient Roasted Carrot Ginger Soup is the way to go!

Carrot Soup

Carrot Soup

Bringing Home the Bacon

bacon-1142659_960_720Bacon makes everything better. I cannot think of one food I’ve eaten with and without bacon and not preferred the latter. Now I’m not saying I add bacon to my three meals a day– I’m just saying I like to indulge a little.

Even the sound of bacon sizzling on the pan is magical. Back when I was younger, I used to sleep over at my grandmother’s house frequently. Every morning when I would wake up, she’d ask me what I would like for breakfast. It always had to be scrambled eggs and bacon. First, the bacon would be sliced into tiny squares. Next, it would be fried to a crisp and beaten eggs added. So simple, but tasty enough to keep me wanting to go back for more. Looking back now, I probably shouldn’t have eaten so much bacon…

But, like I said before, bacon makes everything better. And also like I said before, bacon-1323412_960_720it’s okay to indulge a little! When I was in elementary school, I had a gym teacher that would eat a pound of bacon every snow day. Living in Connecticut, we had snow days a lot! Now that is a little too much bacon.

I believe that bacon is a little too good to be cut out of our diets altogether, even if we are trying to be healthy. Plus, as I’m sure we all know, a little bacon goes a long way!

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Stuffed Bacon-Wrapped Apricots

Now, let’s get to the recipes. I find excuses to cook bacon probably more than I should. But the excuse I have found most convincing is to use bacon during entertainment cooking. If you’re in question of what to cook when you’re cooking for other people, whether it be at your own get together or someone else’s, you can rarely go wrong when you use bacon. One of my favorite dishes to eat at an outdoor BBQ (besides the actual BBQ, of course) are Stuffed Bacon-Wrapped Apricots.  It is such an unexpected, sophisticated dish that everyone will love!

Of course, a grill isn’t available everywhere. Another bacon-wrapped dish that is sure to be a hit are these Bacon-Wrapped Scallops. The recipe also includes a tasty spicy cilantro mayonnaise to dip in. Yum!

Now, let’s get to using bacon in our everyday meals. I absolutely love bacon in my pasta dishes! For example, bacon gives this Chicken, Bacon and Spinach Spaghetti the boost it needs to be delectable. The same goes for this Bacon and Egg Fried Rice. Bacon takes normal dishes like pasta and rice to the next level.

Bacon and Egg Fried Rice

Bacon and Egg Fried Rice

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Brussels Sprouts with Bacon Vinaigrette

Last but definitely not least, I could not have talked about bacon without talking about brussels sprouts. I never really liked them growing up, or even as an adult. That is, until I tried them with a recipe that called for– you guessed it– bacon. These Brussels Sprouts with Bacon Vinaigrette are absolutely delicious. Bacon really does make everything better!

An Update on “A Healthy New Year”

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At the beginning of January, I decided that this year’s goal was to get healthy. And how was I planning on doing that? By healthy eating, of course! In my “A Healthy New Year” blog post from the beginning of the year, I gave myself a few goals to help me get started. One of these goals was to find healthy alternatives to foods I know aren’t so healthy. It has turned out to be a bit of a challenge, but it has been fun! I’ve been trying tons of new foods and techniques; mostly focusing on vegetables. After all of this, I have a newfound love for cauliflower.

cauliflower-318152_960_720I remember the first time my mom put cauliflower in front of me and told me to eat it. I was nervous; it looks like weird broccoli! But I obeyed and boy was I pleasantly surprised. Cauliflower quickly became one of my favorite veggie sides. However, I did not know there was much I could do with it besides steam it, add butter, salt, and pepper, and enjoy! While this is still one of my favorite, simplest ways to eat cauliflower, I have learned that there is so much more to this healthy vegetable than a life of steaming.

Some of my pizza ingredients

Today, I would like to share with you my journey of making a cauliflower pizza base. Let me just start by saying I love carbs. I also love pizza. So, when my pizza craving kicked in, I knew I had to do something about it. I remembered saving a recipe on Forq for a pizza crust made out of cauliflower, so I figured I’d give it a shot. I used this recipe, found on the Forq app. My first order of business was to collect ingredients. The first road block I ran into was how to “rice” my cauliflower. I do not have a good shredder tool, and attempting to chop a whole head of cauliflower into teeny tiny pieces just seemed tedious. Lucky for me, my local market sells cauliflower pre-riced! It was about a dollar more than regular cauliflower, but it is “riced” daily and totally worth it for me. I was also worried that the bits of cauliflower were going to be too large, but it worked out well! The directions call for pre-cooking before you mix the ingredients; I chose to microwave, but you can also steam it on the stove!

My cauliflower pizza

My cauliflower pizza

In conclusion, my first thoughts on cauliflower pizza is that it is… interesting. I’m not going to lie to you and tell you it’s better than the fresh pizza from your favorite Italian restaurant. But I will say is that it was tasty enough to satisfy my pizza cravings, at least for a little while! I chose to top my pizza with some fresh mozzarella and basil– next time I’m going to test out a few more toppings. Next time I’m craving pizza, I know what recipe to use!

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Cheesy cauliflower breadsticks

There are tons more healthy cauliflower recipes I found on the Forq app that I’m excited to try. A variation on the pizza that looks super tasty are these Cheesy Cauliflower Breadsticks.  It’s pretty much just the pizza, but a little more garlic-y and cheesy– yum! The next recipe I am dying to try is this Spicy Cauliflower Stir-Fry. I’m not vegetarian, so I think I am going to try adding some chicken to mine for some extra protein! I am also going to try replacing mashed potatoes with mashed cauliflower in this Cauliflower Shepherd’s Pie. Shepherd’s Pie was one of my favorite meals growing up; I’m excited to try the healthy alternative! Last but certainly not least, this Sausage and Cauliflower Casserole looks to die for!

Sausage and Cauliflower Casserole

Sausage and Cauliflower Casserole

If you have any cauliflower recipes, I would love to see them on the Forq app! Forq is my favorite place to find and share recipes– it has been key to my success in eating healthier this year. With spring coming, there will be even more local fresh fruits and vegetables to try!

Flour Power

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Bread has been around since pretty much the beginning of time. After doing a little research, I found that it is believed that Egyptians invented it around 300 BC. It’s so old that no one really knows for sure.

I’ve definitely been on a baking kick recently. I love cooking (obviously) but there is something about baking that completely relaxes me. My new baking excuse is bread!

I remember when I was egg-944495_960_720a little girl, I would always be baking bread. My grandmother and I would constantly use her bread maker, or even better, during the Christmas season we would make delicious cardamom bread for all our friends and family. I remember still being a child and my neighbors inviting me over to bake bread  just for fun. I even remember spending all my loose change at the third grade bake sale to buy as many slices as possible of my teacher’s homemade cinnamon bread. I have very fond memories of baking, and they have resonated with me through the years.

Amish White Bread

Amish White Bread

Yet, I have always been a little weary about baking bread on my own. I’ll be honest; yeast scares me! I still to this day get nervous when using it. But there is nothing better than homemade bread. Store-bought is great, but nothing compares to homemade. Let’s put it this way: when I eat white bread from the store, I usually need to at least slather some butter on it. But when I bake my own, like this simple Amish White Bread, I could eat the whole loaf plain!

However, baking bread with yeast is very time-consuming. In today’s world of busy schedules, time is a hard thing to find! Since I shy away from yeast in general, I’ve found quite a few bread recipes that don’t require it! These breads are perfect for breakfasts and snacks. They’ve become a staple to my everyday eating routine.

Banana Bread

Banana Bread

First, I just have to share my all-time favorite with you. Banana Bread. It is insanely simple to make, and absolutely delicious. It’s also a perfect way to get rid of those over-ripe bananas! I also like that I can do a lot with this bread. I can make it plain, or I can add chocolate chips or walnuts to spice it up a little! It’s also dense enough that it can go in the toaster, which I absolutely love. I also found another recipe on the Forq app for banana bread, however this one has added protein to give you that extra boost! Perfect Protein Banana Bread will help you start your day off right; next time I have some over-ripe bananas I am definitely going to give this one a try.

Another bread I love to make that is very similar to banana bread is Zucchini Bread. Don’t worry, this bread does not have an over-whelming zucchini-2054823_960_720zucchini taste. It is very similar to banana bread in texture, but I definitely recommend adding chocolate chips to this bread because the zucchini is not a natural sweetener like the bananas. Another trick I like to do to sweeten up my breads a bit is sprinkle raw sugar on the top. It makes a nice, sweet crust that I definitely prefer!

The last sweet bread that I am going to

Sliced apples

Sliced apples

share with you is the classic Apple Bread. I have had tons of variations on this recipe, and they have all been amazing! To me, anything with apples in it is a big hit. I found this one on the Forq app, of course, and it is very simple but very tasty! I can’t wait to make this and sit down with a cup of tea and a slice of warm apple bread. Yum!

There are tons more recipes for tasty bread on the Forq app. And of course, if you have a favorite bread recipe, please share it on the app! I’d love to try it, and I know a lot of the foodie friends would too!

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Getting Ready for National Margarita Weekend!

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That’s right foodie friends, this weekend we’re all celebrating! It’s National Margarita Weekend! Now let’s celebrate by uncapping that tequila, slicing those limes, and salting those rims.

We all love food. And what goes better with food than a good drink! The Forq app isn’t just for food recipes; there are drink recipes too! In preparation for National Margarita Weekend, I searched through the Forq app to find a Classic Margarita Recipe:

cocktails-386776_960_720Ingredients:

1 1/2 oz tequila

1/2 oz triple sec (or Grand Marnier)

2 oz sour mix

1/2 oz lime juice

limes for garnish

salt

Steps:

1) Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake

2) Rub the rim of glass with lime, then dip in margarita salt

3) Add ice to glass

4) Pour shaken margarita in the glass and garnish with lime wedge

Yum! Margaritas are my drink of choice. And believe me, there is a difference between a good marg and a bad marg. It makes a huge difference if you make a margarita yourself versus just buying margarita mix and calling it a day!

Now for a lesson in ~tequila~. I know it can be a scary alcohol– my own tequila-893504_960_720mother will not even touch it after a bad experience she had with it over twenty years ago! So here’s the deal: tequila is an alcohol that comes only from the blue agave plant. Tequila’s cousin, mezcal, can be made from any type of agave. Therefore, all tequilas are technically mezcals, but mezcal is not tequila. Confused? Don’t be! Mezcal’s agave plants are cooked underground, giving it a distinct smokey flavor different from most tequilas. So should you use mezcal in your margaritas? Probably not!

There are also three types of tequilas: silver, reposado, and añejo. This is IMG_5433all based off of how long the tequilas are aged. Silvers can be aged up to two months. These are the tequilas that have the distinct “tequila taste.” They’re also the cheapest and the kind that should be used while making your margaritas. Don’t waste money on an aged tequila when making a mixed drink with it! Reposado is the middle of the road tequila and is my personal favorite. Aged between 2-11 months, it is usually darker in color and becomes much smoother than silver. Añejo is aged for at least one year. It becomes much smoother and much more complex, making it the type of spirit you are supposed to sip on. It also begins to take the flavor of the barrel it is aged in, sometimes resembling an alcohol like a cognac more than a tequila.

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So for your margaritas this weekend, I definitely recommend a silver tequila. Jose Cuervo may be the most popular, but I recommend trying something new. Jose Gold is artificially dyed with gold coloring; I like my tequila to be 100% pure blue agave. My favorite cost-effective tequila is Espolòn Tequila. It has a pure agave taste that is perfect for margaritas. Another option I recommend is Milagro Tequila. A tad bit more expensive than Espolòn, its smoothness will make the perfect drink.

Potato Love

Today is by far my favorite food holiday– National Potato Lover’s Day. potato-165648_960_720Who doesn’t love potatoes?! They are arguably the most underrated food; most of us take potatoes for granted. I’ll share a secret with you… If I had to choose one dish to eat for the rest of my life, I’d choose mashed potatoes. They’re so buttery and delicious– I’m getting hungry just thinking about it! On National Potato Lover’s Day, let’s show this ordinary ingredient some love and make it extra special.

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Mashed Potatoes

Like I said, my favorite food ever is good ol’ mashed potatoes. I’ve tasted good mashed and I’ve had bad… I’ve made good mashed and I’ve made bad! Growing up, I was lucky enough to have a mother that had mastered the art of mashed potato making. Some tips she gave me definitely helped perfect my own process. In honor of National Potato Lover’s Day, it is my pleasure to share them today with you!

  1. When making mashed potatoes, make sure to cut your peeled potato cubes into equal sizes so they all cook thoroughly together.
  2. Place your cubes in the pot, then cover them with cold water. From there, bring it to a boil and then let them simmer.
  3. Salting the water while you cook your potatoes will help you season them afterward.
  4. Add butter that is pre-melted or room temp, not from the refrigerator. Also, heating milk or cream helps it mix better and won’t cool your potatoes down.
  5. Do not over mix! Overly toying with your potatoes will make them super starchy and get that gummy texture none of us like.

If you’re thinking of honoring National Potato Lover’s Day like I

Baked Parmesan Fingerling Potato Fries

Baked Parmesan Fingerling Potato Fries

am, there are tons of recipes on the Forq app! Just type in “potato” in the search bar and scroll through potato recipes until you get some potatoey inspiration. I’m personally debating if I’m going to go with my favorite mashed potatoes or if I’m going to try out a new Baked Parmesan Fingerling Potato Fries recipe I just found on Forq!

Super Bowl Snacks

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Super Bowl LI is Sunday! I have to admit, I am not an avid football fan. I get roped into watching some games and I watch the Super Bowl every year… but pretty much just for the commercials! And also, of course, the Super Bowl party food.

My friends and I have been planning our Super Bowl party for weeks now. I’m hosting at my house, which will be a first for me! Usually my friends and I end up at someone else’s house with cheap beers and get a few pizzas delivered, but not this year! This year, we’re doing the food the right way.

In my experience, the classiest thing I’ve ever eaten at a Super Bowl party was some of the wilted carrot sticks dipped in ranch. This year, my friends and I are going to go a little classier. My menu isn’t quite finalized, but I’ve searched through the Forq app for some options!

Cheesy Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Cheesy Spinach and Artichoke Dip

First, while watching any game, I think there should always be some dip. My personal favorite is this Cheesy Spinach and Artichoke Dip. This recipe suggests to dip Triscuits or veggies, but I love to dip corn chips! Another great dip to serve with tortillas or even bell peppers is this Jalapeño Dip. The recipe calls for the seeds to be removed from the jalapeños, but if you like it spicy I suggest to keep them! All the spice is in those seeds. And if yo

Charleston Cheese Dip

Charleston Cheese Dip

u’re going to have corn chips out, you might as well have some classic Guacamole! Fresh guac is always a crowd pleaser. If you want to get even fancier, these Guacamole Deviled Eggs are sure to please as well! The last dip

 

I’ll share with you today is this delicious Charleston Cheese Dip. The top is sprinkled with bacon, so what’s not to love!

Next, let’s get into some ~fancier~ food. There’s nothing wrong with

BBQ Popcorn Chicken

BBQ Popcorn Chicken

ordering pizza or wings, but I think there’s so much opportunity for some easy finger foods! In place of messy wings, I’m thinking this BBQ Popcorn Chicken. With some ranch on the side– yum! Next, these 3-Ingredient Mini Stuffed Peppers are super cute, super easy, and super tasty! Last but not least, I think these Mini Brie Bites could be a huge hit. They’re easy and delicious, and perfect to pick at!

Mini Brie Bites

Mini Brie Bites

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