Barbecue Your Breakfast Contest and Recipes

It’s still Barbecue season and it’s not all about lunch and dinner! The folks over at Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association have some great recipes to put on the grill for breakfast as well as a fantastic giveaway.

Head on over to HPBA to find out about their fun Recipe Contest, who doesn’t love a great giveaway.  You’ll also find some amazing grilling tips and breakfast recipes.  While you’re there be sure to look for some of our fabulous Barbecue Breakfast using our favorite onions.

Like this Onion Egg Hash

This Frittata with Onion, Basil and Tomato

Or this Chipotle Egg Sandwich

You can find HPBA on their Website, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.  Be sure to enter their fun contest while you’re there.

 

 

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Onions in the Raw: Small Bites and Snacks

When you’re heading out to a fun party you want to bring along some delicious Small Bites and Snacks.  Our favorite way to make a snack the best is with some flavorful raw onions. Onions in the raw are the best way to make any dish pop with flavor.

Here are the best Snacks and Bites to take along to a backyard party

We’ve compiled some of our favorite snacks and small bites when you head out to that next potluck. All of these recipes have our favorite onions in them and are unique and yummy.  We know you’ll find a few new favorites.

Onions in the Raw:  Small Bites & Snacks Perfect For Backyard Parties

What an incredible way to bring sweet fruit and raw onions together than with this Watermelon Sashimi from Minimalist Baker.  

Running to the Kitchen has come up with the perfect bit with these Cheddar Tomato Salad Cups.

These Maple Bourbon Pulled Pork Sandwiches from Yes to Yolks has everything savory and yummy combined.

Cotter Crunch has combined so much tasty goodness in this Smashed Mexican Beans Avocado Toast Recipe.

No backyard party is complete without The Best Coleslaw Recipe Ever from Paleo Scaleo.

Bring a healthy snack to the next outdoor get together.  Home.Made.Interest has Fun Low Carb Taco Bites that everyone can enjoy.

These Shrimp and Corn Salsa Shooters will be the talk of the party! It’s Yummi has thought of everything festive and fun.

Talk about an amazing combination with these Calamari, Avocado and Grapefruit Brushetta from Garlic & Zest.

What's the best part of salsa? The Onions,, try this fabulous Sweet Onion and Roasted Red Pepper Salsa With Lime.

A great pot luck needs a fabulous salsa like our Sweet Onion and Roasted Red Pepper Salsa with Lime.

There are so many fun things to take to a backyard party or fun in the sun kinda day.  We have 3 wonderful Picnic and Party Sandwiches that are the perfect bite no matter where you go.  Now you can head out to that party or gathering and treat everyone to some of these great recipes.

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2017 National Festival of Breads Champion

The National Festival of Breads has announced their champion.  The winner sure did come up with an amazing bread recipe.

2017 National Festival of Breads Champion

photo courtesy National Festival of Breads

On June 17th in Manhattan they held this years National Festival of Breads Championship! To our delight they picked Ronna Farley of Rockville, Maryland, as the grand prize winner with her amazing Seeded Corn and Onion Bubble Loaf.  This competition is sponsored by King Arthur Flour, Red star Yeast and the Kansas Wheat Commission.  

2017 National Festival of Breads Champion

photo courtesy National Festival of Breads

Judges selected Farley’s recipes amongst 8 finalist.  We bet all the recipes were just amazing!  Would you love to get Ronna’s recipe? Us too.  You can find her winning recipe for Seeded Corn and Onion Bubble Loaf here.  

Let us know what you think of this award winning bread recipe. We think it looks delicious.

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Onions in the Raw: Picnic and Party Sandwich Recipes with Onions

Hot temperatures call for shade, lemonade and minimal cooking. Backyard parties and picnics are in full swing this month and since we are having so much fun with the current series #OnionsInRaw, we elected (unanimously) to continue this theme for another month.  What is a get together without the perfect party sandwich.If you are having a get together you'll want the perfect party sandwich. What makes a good sandwich spectacular is some tasty raw onions.

Picnic and Party Sandwich Recipes with Onions

On the tails of our picnic perfect salad round-up last month, we thought it only natural to feature a few snack, party, picnic friendly sandwiches – all touting our favorite crisp, juicy, sweet flavored vegetable – in the raw!

From chilled to grilled these three sandwiches with amazing onions can make an ordinary lunch or snack a treat everyone will love.

Smoked Chicken Salad with Onions and Dried Cherries

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Here’s how to make this Smoked Chicken Salad with Onions and Dried Cherries

4-1/2 cups diced smoked (or rotisserie style) chicken or smoked turkey.
1-1/2 cups diced celery
2-1/4 cups diced sweet onions
2-1/4 cups dried tart cherries, chopped
1-1/2 cups pecan pieces
1/2 cup basil, fresh minced
2 cups light mayonnaise
3/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon black pepper, ground
1 teaspoon orange zest
3 tablespoons fresh orange juice

Place all ingredients in mixing bowl, stir gently until well combined. Refrigerate until ready to prepare sandwiches. To prepare as sandwiches, rustic bread works best. Assemble the sandwiches using 3/4 cup of chicken salad per sandwich. Top with bibb lettuce, slice each sandwich in half and serve. Can also be served as a salad in lettuce cups, which also work great for appetizers!  Makes 12 servings.

Smoked Salmon Sandwich with Lemony Mayonnaise

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Let’s make this Smoked Salmon Sandwich with Lemony Mayonnaise

1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 teaspoon lemon peel
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon fresh dill, chopped or dill weed (dry 1 teaspoon)
8 slices dark rye bread, buttered
Lettuce as needed
8 slices gold or red tomatoes, thinly sliced
8 ounces smoked salmon, sliced
1 cup sliced red or yellow onions

Mix mayonnaise with lemon peel, juice and dill. Assemble rye sandwiches with lettuce, tomato, salmon and onions stacked inside. Dollop with mayonnaise. Garnish with fresh dill sprigs, if desired. Makes 4 servings.

Hearty Onion-Veggie Sandwich

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Putting together this Hearty Onion-Veggie Sandwich

2 packages (3 ounces each) fat-free cream cheese
18 slices multi-grain bread
1 large red onion (about 12 ounces), thinly sliced
1 cup sliced cucumbers, marinated in French dressing
12 crisp lettuce leaves
12 tomato slices
6 ounces thinly sliced cheddar cheese
1-1/2 cups alfalfa sprouts (optional)

Spread cream cheese evenly over 6 slices of bread. Top with half of the onion slices and all the cucumbers. Stack with lettuce leaves, sliced tomato and a second slice of bread. Lay cheddar over second bread slice, then add sprouts and remaining onions. Top with third slice of bread. Cut sandwiches in half and secure with picks. Makes 6 servings.

Lamb & Onion Feta Sliders

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Here’s how to make this Lamb & Onion Feta Sliders

1 cup fresh bread crumbs
1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1/2 teaspoon each ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon coriander
1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper
1/4 cup milk
2 eggs
1-1/2 pounds ground lamb
12 slider buns
3 plum tomatoes, sliced
12 Feta cheese in thin slices
1/2 cup red onion, finely chopped

Oil and preheat grill to medium-high. Toss bread crumbs with the oregano, cumin, coriander, salt and pepper. Stir in milk and eggs; combine thoroughly. Combine ground lamb with bread crumb mixture until fully incorporated. Form mixture into 12 small (slider size) patties.

Place patties on the grill, cook for 4-5 minutes per side. Meat should cook to medium doneness (160°F) until no longer pink in center.

To serve: place patties on slider buns and garnish with tomato, Feta cheese and red onion.

Note: This recipe can also be made into regular burgers by dividing lamb mixture into 4 patties instead of 12 and using regular sized hamburger buns.

Makes 12 sliders or 4 regular size burgers.

What’s your favorite sandwich to bring to a get together, pot luck or picnic? Raw onions always make any party sandwich the tastiest.

 

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Onions in the Raw: Picnic Perfect Salads

It’s hot outside and the last thing you want to do is heat up the house using the stove and onions. You still want to eat yummy and delicious food so the best way to feed everyone is with Picnic Perfect Salads.

This Summer you'll want to keep the stove and oven off, yet still eat delicious food so the best way to feed everyone is with Picnic Perfect Salads.

Onions in the Raw: Picnic Perfect Salads

Continuing with our Onions in the Raw we’ve gathered some of our favorite Summer Salads fill some hearty appetites while keeping things light.  There’s nothing more delicious than a fabulous salad with some raw onions.


This Summer you'll want to keep the stove and oven off, yet still eat delicious food so the best way to feed everyone is with Picnic Perfect Salads.

 

Can you imagine the combination of red onions, feta and watermelon? This Watermelon Feta Salad fromSimply Stacie looks divine.  Especially with the addition of the pumpkin seeds.

 

perfect salads

 

This delectable Blue Crab Salad with Herb Vinaigrette from our dear friend Cynthia over at My Nourished Home is packed full of protein but light enough for a hot Summer day.

This Summer you'll want to keep the stove and oven off, yet still eat delicious food so the best way to feed everyone is with Picnic Perfect Salads.

 

Get the best of both worlds when you make this Mango Salsa Pasta Salad from Bijoux & Bits.  As you know we love salsas and making a salad out of it is a huge win with us.

 

This Summer you'll want to keep the stove and oven off, yet still eat delicious food so the best way to feed everyone is with Picnic Perfect Salads.

 

The moment we feasted our eyes on this beautiful Tangy Broccoli Slaw Salad with Blueberries from the folks over at Cotter Crunch we knew it would become a Summer Picnic favorite.

This Summer you'll want to keep the stove and oven off, yet still eat delicious food so the best way to feed everyone is with Picnic Perfect Salads.

Peaches make any salad a tasty treat like this Summer Peach, Shaved Onion and Arugula Salad with Honey-Lemon Vinaigrette brought to us by Paleo Scaleo.

This Summer you'll want to keep the stove and oven off, yet still eat delicious food so the best way to feed everyone is with Picnic Perfect Salads.

 

Its Yummi has reminded us of our favorite Summer picnic memories with this Farmer’s Market Potato Salad.  Beautiful, fresh and you can get everything right from the local Farmer’s Market or even your own yard!

This Summer you'll want to keep the stove and oven off, yet still eat delicious food so the best way to feed everyone is with Picnic Perfect Salads.

 

When you bring delicious Kale and onions together that’s a perfect match. The Minimalist Baker has this Kale Citrus Salad that looks incredible.

 

This Summer you'll want to keep the stove and oven off, yet still eat delicious food so the best way to feed everyone is with Picnic Perfect Salads.

 

Farro, feta and onions are anther one of those delightful combinations.  This Feta Farro Salad from Goodie Godmother will be a hit at the next picnic.

This Sweet Onion Pasta Salad with Creamy Herb Dressing is perfect for a light dinner, side dish or lunch. The touch of sweet onions is perfection.

 

One of our very own delicious Summer Salads is this Sweet Onion Pasta Salad with Creamy Herb Dressing. It’s a perfect salad for a picnic, side dish or a light lunch.

What is your favorite picnic salad? Are salads your go to on these hot summer days?

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