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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Milagro Tequila’s Freshest Margarita

It’s Cinco de Mayo and we are all stuck at home, but really want to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a FRESH MARGARITA right?

Well Milagro Tequila makes it easy for you to do this at home.

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Once you have your Milagro Tequila, your Cinco de Mayo has officially been upgraded.

Milagro Tequila’s Brand Ambassador Jaime Salas has crafted a simple at-home Freshest Margarita recipe – the perfect cocktail for any Cinco fiesta at home.

Get the recipe below and enjoy the FRESHEST MARGARITA on Cinco de Mayo!

Ingredients:

2 parts Milagro Silver
¾ part Agave Nectar
1 part Fresh Lime Juice

Pour all ingredients into a Boston shaker, shake and strain over ice in a rocks glass. Garnish with a lime wheel.

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Herb Grilled Chicken Wings Recipe

Grilling season is right upon us and there’s nothing better than Chicken Wings on the grill.

Now don’t get me wrong, I do love Buffalo Wings, but there’s nothing better than hanging by the pool with friends and family with the grill fired up and the smell of these Herb Grilled Chicken Wings.

Everyone loves these wings. These will be a hit at your family BBQ’s this summer.

The great thing about this recipe is that not only do these wings smell and taste great, but you can do all the prep work the day before and pop them in your fridge. The next day when you’re ready to grill, just take them out and throw them on the grill.

Enjoy and let me know your thoughts on this recipe.

Herb Grilled Chicken Wings Recipe

Serves: 4
Prep Time: 25 minutes Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup oregano
  • 1/4 cup fresh rosemary
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Salt
  • Ground pepper
  • 2 pounds chicken wings

Instructions

1

Combine garlic, oregano, rosemary, salt, pepper and oil in a large resealable plastic bag.

2

Add chicken wings, seal bag, and turn to coat.

3

Once prepped and marinated, place in the refrigerator.

4

Prepare grill for medium heat.

5

Remove wings from marinade and grill, covered and turning occasionally for 15–20 minutes.

Notes

Marinate and prep wings 1 day ahead. Once prepped and marinated, place in the refrigerator.

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Moist Banana Bread Recipe with Chocolate Chunks

If you want to dip your fingers into a little baking during your shelter in place order, Banana Bread is your go-to.

This banana bread recipe is fail proof and delicious. I know there are a lot of banana bread recipes out there, but trust me you are going to love this one.

Banana bread is perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Even snack time. Sometimes for dinner, I cut myself a slice of banana bread, pop it in the toaster over for a few minutes and throw on a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream on top 🤤

I prefer my banana bread with chocolate chips or chunks, but if you prefer your banana bread without them, no worries, just skip that step.

Everyone will love this recipe. Take it from me.

If you try the recipe, feel free to tag me on Instagram with a photo at @thefoode and I’ll repost you 💯

Enjoy!

Moist Banana Bread Recipe with Chocolate Chunks

Serves: I loaf
Prep Time: 7 minutes Cooking Time: 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 3 to 4 bananas ripe
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ cup chocolate chips or chocolate chunks
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 1/2 cups of flour

Instructions

1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2

Spray a 5x9 loaf pan with cooking spray.

3

Peel the bananas. Mash the bananas.

4

Stir in melted butter, egg, sugar, vanilla, baking soda, and salt. Stir well.

5

Add flour and chocolate chunks. Stir well.

6

Pour into baking pan.

7

Cook for 1 hour.

8

Let cool on a rack before removing from pan.

9

ENJOY 😋

Notes

You can remove the chocolate chips from the recipe if you don't want to put chocolate in your banana bread 😃

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Quarantine Cooking : Stuffed Shells

So I know we are all stuck inside, which means it’s the perfect time to cook and try that new recipe you’ve been wanting to try for months now, but never had the chance.

Each week during the quarantine, I’ll bring you a recipe I’m making at home for the family. To kick things off, I thought we would do a dish that I feel is forgotten.

This week’s recipe is Stuffed Shells 😋These stuffed shells are filled with spinach and ricotta.

In this easy spinach and ricotta stuffed shells recipe, cheeses combine with quick sautéed spinach and jumbo pasta shells for a hearty and comforting, crowd-pleasing dinner. The plus on this is this could also be a vegetarian dinner.

Spinach and Ricotta Stuffed Shells

Serves: 4
Prep Time: 10 Cooking Time: 30

Ingredients

  • 16 jumbo pasta shells (Cook a couple of extra shells to allow for a few breaking while the pasta cooks.)
  • 1–1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp fresh garlic, minced
  • 4 cups (packed) fresh spinach leaves, roughly-chopped
  • 12 oz ricotta cheese
  • 1 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tbsp fresh basil, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly-ground black pepper
  • 1–1/4 cups marinara sauce

Instructions

1

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

2

Cook the pasta al dente, according to package directions. Drain and set aside.

3

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. When the oil begins to shimmer, add the garlic and cook until it begins to brown, about a minute or two. Add the spinach and cook, stirring occasionally, until the leaves begin to wilt but are still bright green, about 3 to 4 minutes. The spinach should be reduced by half. Remove from the heat and let cool.

4

In a mixing bowl, stir together the spinach, ricotta, Parmesan, egg, basil and salt and pepper until thoroughly combined.

5

Pour 1/2 cup of the marinara sauce into the bottom of a shallow 8-inch by 8-inch baking dish. Stuff each pasta shell with a generous amount of the spinach and ricotta mixture, and place in the baking dish.

6

Cover with the remaining sauce and Parmesan and bake for 15 minutes.

7

Set your oven to 500 degrees or broil until the cheese begins to brown and the sauce begins the bubble. Roughly 5-7 minutes.

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Ham & Peas Pasta Recipe with Smithfield Anytime Favorites Diced Ham

Sometimes I need to prepare a quick weeknight dinner, and when I do, Smithfield® Anytime Favorites® items are there for me!

My go-to meal is always Ham & Peas Pasta featuring Smithfield Anytime Favorites Diced Ham.

All I do is head to Publix, grab all my ingredients – including Smithfield Anytime Favorites Diced Ham – and get to cooking. You’ll be done in 30 minutes.

Now until 11/21, you can download a digital coupon for Smithfield Anytime Favorites at Publix that you can use until mid-December.

Click here to download the coupon. Simply search ‘Smithfield’ to download the coupon.

Check out my Ham & Peas Pasta recipe below:

Ham & Peas Pasta Recipe

By The Food-E Serves: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3/4 pound Rotini pasta
  • Salt
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced (about 1 Tbsp)
  • 1 pack Smithfield Anytime Favorites Diced Ham
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen peas
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 1 cup of pasta cooking water (reserved from cooking the pasta)
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest

Instructions

1

Cook the pasta.

2

Drain, reserving 1 cup of the pasta cooking water.

3

Heat butter.

4

Add garlic.

5

Add Smithfield Anytime Favorites Diced Ham.

6

Add peas.

7

Stir in 1 cup of the pasta cooking water which will help thaw the peas.

8

Add cream, Parm, lemon zest, salt, pepper to make sauce.

9

Toss pasta with sauce to serve.

10

Enjoy!

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The Food-E BLT with McCormick’s Marinated Bacon

McCormick has a new bacon at local grocery stores that you are going to love. McCormick’s new Grill Mates Marinated Bacon is sure to upgrade any dish that involves bacon.

McCormick’s new Grill Mates Marinated Bacon comes in four awesome flavors too. You can get it in Brown Sugar Bourbon, Ultimate Bacon, Montreal Steak and Smoky Applewood.

McCormick Grill Mates’ NEW Marinated Bacon enhances the natural flavor of bacon through a unique, first-of-its-kind three-step process. The bacon is marinated to soak in flavor, naturally
smoked, and seasoned by flavor experts with McCormick Grill Mates seasonings.

I teamed up with McCormick to use their new marinated bacon in my famous BLT recipe for National Bacon Month.

Here’s The Food-E’s BLT with the McCormick upgrade. Check out the recipe below and make sure to try it today and pick some up at your local grocery store.

The Food-E BLT

By The Food-E Serves: 2
Prep Time: 20 minutes Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • McCormick's Grill Mates Marinated Bacon (any flavor)
  • 4 slices of white or wheat sandwich bread
  • 1 tablespoon of mayo
  • 1 tomato (sliced)
  • Romaine lettuce
  • Toaster oven

Instructions

1

Grill McCormick's Grill Mates Marinated Bacon for 10 minutes.

2

Place 4 slices of bread in the toaster.

3

Spread mayo on all slices of bread.

4

Place tomato slices and lettuce on bottom half of bread

5

Top with McCormick's Grill Mates Marinated Bacon.

6

Add the another slice of bread to close the sandwich.

7

Cut in half and enjoy!