Meal of the Month

Quinoa, Black Bean and Corn Tacos

These are incredibly hearty and filling and they are jam packed with healthy ingredients. This is definitely one of my favorite recipes!

Ingredients

  • Olive oil
  • Yellow onion
  • Garlic
  • Chicken broth
  • Canned tomatoes with green chilis
  • Quinoa
  • Spices – chili powder, cumin, paprika, cayenne pepper, S&P
  • Frozen corn
  • Black beans
  • Lime
  • Cilantro
  • Tortillas and toppings for serving

Directions

  • Saute onion and garlic.
  • Add broth, tomatoes, quinoa and spices.
  • Bring to a boil then simmer to cook quinoa through.
  • Stir in corn and black beans and heat through.
  • Mix in cilantro and lime.
  • Serve in tortillas with desired toppings.

Appetizer of the Month

PERFECT COLESLAW

Coleslaw is one of my favorite kinds of salad. I don’t know what it is, must be the simplicity and that creamy dressing but coleslaw is a regular at my house so I often find myself experimenting with different variations.

Ingredients

  • Cabbage
  • Curly Kale
  • Plain Greek yogurt
  • Mayonnaise
  • Lemon
  • Honey
  • Salt
  • Strawberries

Directions

  1. Add kale and cabbage to a large mixing bowl or a salad bowl.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl whisk together Greek yogurt, mayonnaise, lemon juice, honey and season with salt to taste.
  3. Pour dressing over kale and cabbage and toss to evenly coat. 
  4. Add strawberries and gently toss. Serve immediately.

Craft of the Month

It's time to trim!

Drink of the Month

COZY COCKTAILS

When temperatures fall and there’s a crisp chill in the air, it’s the perfect time to host a coffee and hot chocolate bar! Here’s our party planning guide to help you create a cozy cocktail party. Remember, celebrate responsibly…and warmly.  


Black coffee is ideal for creating a coffee bar. Start with a neutral base and allow guests to flavor with a variety of additions displayed on your bar. It’s also a good idea to put the coffee in a carafe for easy grabbing and pouring. A single serve coffee maker (like a Keurig) will only work if you’re entertaining two or three people. If you have several party goers, stick to a full-size coffee maker—otherwise, your party could look something like Black Friday.

Homemade Cocoa

  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup cocoa
  • dash salt
  • ⅓ cup hot water
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 cups half and half
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Directions

Mix sugar, cocoa, and salt in a large saucepan, stir in water. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture boils; boil and stir 2 minutes. Stir in dairy and heat, do not boil. Remove from heat, add vanilla. 

HOW TO HOST A COFFEE & COCOA BAR