Weather Report Sandwich

Weather Reportcredit: Family Fun Magazine

This is the cutest recipe for all of those curious little weather reporters out there! It simple and the kids can make it themselves if you pre-cut everything. Plus, Challah tastes amazing if you have never had it before.

Weather Report Sandwich

  • Cut a slice of braided challah bread from the middle of the loaf.
  • Using a cookie cutter, shape a slice of orange cheddar cheese into a circle. Place it partly under the bread. Cut the remaining cheese into small triangles, and place them around the circle as the sun’s rays.
  • Add blueberries as eyes and as rain falling from the cloud.
  • Slice off the side of a red apple, then use a straw to punch out two circles of its skin for the cheeks.
  • Add a small piece of fruit leather for the smile.

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Tips on how to make great guacamole

Green Homemade Guacamole with Tortilla Chips and Salsa

Tips on how to make great guacamole

Happy Cinco De Mayo everyone! Here are some tips on how to make the perfect guacamole from Cabo Flats chef Antonio Brodziak.

  • Buy the right avocado: Everybody knows that guacamole is consisted of avocado, but people often use just regular avocados, losing flavor in the process. Ripe Hass avocados bring much more flavor and consistency to the guacamole.
  • Don’t forget the cilantro: What is also known as Coriander, cilantro taste is a mix between parsley and citrus. It brings a good mix to the flavors of a next level guacamole.
  • When it comes to onions, think red: Unlike regular yellow or white onions, red onions are much sweeter. Having that sweet taste adds more contrast to the guacamole mix. Plus, it has less sulfur content, so no watery eyes while cooking!
  • Squeeze a lime: Having that bit of fresh squeezed lime will add another touch of citrus taste without making it lose other flavors.
  • Top it with tomatoes: Be sure to get fresh orange tomatoes, so you can get the full and less acidic taste from them.

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Gluten Free Cucumber, Turkey and Cheese Snack


I am slowly and I mean very slowly trying to move to a gluten-free diet. Cucumbers are one of my favorite snacks and they are low in saturated fat, and very low in cholesterol and sodium. Here is a gluten-free snack that is perfect for the middle of the day munchies.

Gluten Free Cucumber and Turkey Snack

First cut your cucumber in half lengthwise. The take a spoon and de-seed the cucumber.


Next,  add some mustard to one side of the cucumber. I used spicy but I think next time I would prefer plain old yellow mustard.


Add some laughing cow cheese to the other side.


 Add some Turkey to it. Nitrate free of course.


And put the halves together. Now you have a delicious and gluten-free snack.


Gluten Free Cucumber and Turkey Snack
  • 1 Large Cucumber
  • Mustard (any flavor)
  • Laughing Cow Cheese (any flavor)
  • Turkey , Nitrate Free like Boars Head
  1. Half the cucumber lengthwise
  2. de-seed it by dragging a spoon along the insides
  3. Spead mustard on one half of cucumber
  4. Spread cheese along other side
  5. Add Turkey on top
  6. Close cucumber halves and enjoy!


Football Fuel Recipes Featuring Starkist

Fortunately, I am married to a man who could care less about football, so I have never had to worry about becoming a “football widow”. However, for anyone who does have a hubby or boyfriend or even loves football themselves, I have some great Football Fuel recipes from StarKist Tuna that is sure to make everyone happy. Even when someone IS arguing with the TV =)

Stuffed Banana Peppers





1 pouch (2.6 oz.) StarKist Tuna Creations®, Hickory Smoke

4 oz. light cream cheese, softened

¾ cup shredded Cheddar Jack cheese, divided

¼ cup diced red and green peppers

1/8 cup diced red onion

1 garlic clove, minced

¼ tsp. cayenne pepper

5 banana peppers, split in half and cleaned


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Mix tuna, cream cheese, ½ cup shredded cheese, peppers, onion, garlic and cayenne pepper until smooth.
  3. Spread tuna mixture inside each half pepper and place on a cookie sheet.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 4 minutes, until lightly browned on top.  Top each pepper with 1-2 tsp. remaining cheese and place back in oven for 1 minute to melt cheese.
  5. Serve with a drizzle of hot sauce if desired.


Lettuce Wraps




  • One 2.6-oz. pouch StarKist® Low Sodium Albacore Tuna in Water
  • 1/8 tsp. cumin
  • 1/8 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/8 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup chopped tomato
  • 2 tbsp. finely chopped red onion
  • 1 tbsp. finely chopped cilantro
  • 2 medium butter lettuce leaves (or other round lettuce leaves)
  • Optional: salt-free seasoning mix


In a medium bowl, mix tuna, cumin, chili powder, and garlic powder. If you like, season to taste with salt-free seasoning mix.

Add tomato, onion, and cilantro, and stir well.

Divide mixture between lettuce leaves, wrap and enjoy!


Buffalo Tuna Pizza





1 pouch (2.6 oz.) StarKist Tuna Creations®, Ranch

1 whole wheat Flatout® flatbread

¼ cup shredded Mexican or Colby Jack cheese

1 crispy strip of bacon, crumbled

¼ tsp. of buffalo hot sauce + additional for sprinkling on pizza


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Place flatbread on cookie sheet. Cover with shredded cheese and sprinkle with bacon pieces.
  3. Mix tuna with hot sauce in a small bowl and spread evenly over the pizza.
  4. Drizzle with additional hot sauce if desired.
  5. Bake for 5 minutes, until flatbread is crisp. Cut into 4 pieces and enjoy.

Coconut Water and Caribbean Rum = Malibu Rum Sparklers


Being thar I am allergic to wine and don’t drink it, I am often looking for different cocktails that spark my interest. Recently I found one called a Malibu Rum Sparkler.

Malibu Rum Sparklers are the newest product innovation announced today that combines the much-loved Malibu with coconut water, and infuses them with refreshing bubbles. With a pop of the cork, Malibu Rum Sparkler gives party people everywhere yet another reason to get together and enjoy life’s everyday moments with a unique sparkling and refreshing cocktail. Whether it is a job promotion, weekend get-together with friends or impromptu day-off from work, Malibu Rum Sparkler gives you permission to simply pop and enjoy the party. Malibu Rum Sparkler is bottled in both coconut and peach flavors and is available now at retailers nationwide.

Below are some yummy recipes.

Pop-Worthy Malibu Rum Sparkler Signature Cocktails



Beach Bubbles

3 parts Malibu Rum Sparkler

1 part pineapple juice

¼ part simple syrup

Dash fresh lime juice

Build in a chilled flute glass. No garnish.


Pool Party

3 parts Malibu Peach Sparkler

1 part orange juice

¼ part simple syrup (optional)

Build in a chilled flute glass. Garnish with an orange zest.


Malibu Rum Sparkler (11% alc. / vol., 22 proof) is available in 750ml for a suggested retail price of $16.99 in both coconut and peach flavors. To learn more about Malibu Rum Sparkler, other Malibu products and to get exclusive content head over to Malibu’s Facebook page at

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