Game Day Recipes

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It's almost time for the Super Bowl folks and that means parties, which means food! Munchdown! 

To help with your football party planning, here are some our favorite super Game Day recipes.

Now go, have yourself a game day party...even if you don't like football (What???...just kidding... I won't hold it against you, if you won't hold it against me that I like football...or The Eagles...sorry boys, maybe someday;)

For more Game Day favorites, check out our 20 Favorite Game Day Recipes!

Here are the recipes featured in the video.  Enjoy!

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Tex-Mex Burger Recipe

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Tex-Mex Burger Recipe

Burger lovers, be prepared to be blown away! This Tex-Mex burger recipe is a force to be reckoned with, as it hits all the flavor notes, sweet, spicy, and smoky, all wrapped up in one lip-smacking package!

Inspired by a leftover jar of our sweet and robust Black Bean & Corn Salsa, my mission was set, to incorporate the leftover salsa and create a burger recipe that would send our taste buds into overload.  Mission accomplished!  This burger was a huge hit with our family!  Are you salivating yet?  Hang in there!

Aside from the tasty toppings, one key to this delicious burger is no-doubt, the freshly ground meat. A few years back, our friends introduced us to the idea of homemade ground meat, and it has truly taken our burgers to the next level.  Ask your grocery store butcher to grind the meat for you, or grind it at home.  We purchased a food grinder attachment for our mixer, but there are plenty of other meat grinding options if you don't have a mixer.   

Seriously consider adding this palate-tantalizing recipe to your favorites.  You will not be disappointed and your family will thank you! These would also make rockin' sliders for your next Game Day menu, everything the same, except smaller.  

Serve these burgers with our Cilantro Lime Corn on the Cob or our Herbed Sweet Potato Fries and our Best Darn Colesalw for a complete meal.  



If grinding your own meat, cut the meat into 1-inch strips or pieces.  Grind the meat with a meat grinder into a large bowl (you can certainly use store-bought ground meat).  Add the egg, Cherchies® Grilling Rub & Seasoning Blend, and Worcestershire sauce to the meat.  Mix until just incorporated (meat tends to toughen up the more it is handled).  Divide the meat into 4 equal portions (more if you would like smaller burgers).    

Lightly oil the grill with cooking spray or oil.  Turn the grill onto high, then low after a few minutes. Make an indent in the center of the burgers.  This allows the burger to cook evenly.

Grill burgers for about 4-6 minutes on each side, depending on your "pink preference".  Add the cheese to the burgers the last couple of minutes of cooking.  Lightly toast the rolls either for a few minutes on the grill or broil for a few minutes in the oven.  

Now the fun part, building this beautiful tasty burger!  Arrange the rolls on a tray or plate.  Spread about 1 Tablespoon of the Terrapin Ridge Farms Chipotle Aioli onto one roll half.  

Next add the Chardonnay Guacamole to the other half to the other half, followed by a slice of onion.

Add the lettuce to the aioli half and the burger to the guacamole half, and dollop the burger with about 1 Tablespoon of Cherchies Black Bean & Corn Salsa.  Place the lettuce half over the burger, pierce the burger with a large pick, and wait for it...

A juicy, mind-blowing, flavorful, Tex-Mex burger!   Grab some napkins and enjoy!



15 Epic Ways to Embrace Fig Preserves

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15 Epic Ways To Embrace Fig Preserves

Happy New Year friends!  I hope your holiday season was joyous and filled with wonderful memories.  Before Christmas, you may recall my excitement over our new Fig Preserves with Cinnamon!  Do you know what was even more exciting? Your amazing feedback!  Thank you so much!

As a result of your feedback, you inspired me to research more recipes using Fig Preserves, so I carved out some time between Christmas and New Year's and got cracking, looking at old cookbooks (remember those) and the internet. You would not believe the versatility of this tasty condiment!  I was shocked.

So is a list of figalicious ideas inspired by you to to inspire you!  I have already made a few of these and can't wait to make more to share with you in the near future.  What are your favorite uses for Fig Preserves?  Do you have a favorite recipe?  We'd love to hear from you!

Thanks for stopping by!

15 Ways to Enjoy Fig Preserves

  1. Prepare into Fig Bars.
  2. Bake with brie and Garlic & Herb Seasoning in phyllo cups for an easy tasty appetizer.
  3. Spread on crostini with goat cheese, prosciutto and balsamic vinegar for a tasty appetizer or lunch.
  4. Combine with rosemary and balsamic vinegar and use as a glaze for chicken, pork, or kebabs.
  5. Swirl into a cheesecake batter for a fig cheesecake. 
  6. Spread it on toast, English muffins, or biscuits instead of jelly.
  7. Mix with softened cream cheese as a crepe filling.
  8. Mix with various spirits for a refreshing Fig Cocktail
  9. Mix with oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper to make a vinaigrette.
  10. Use it in your favorite cake mix to create a delightful fig cake.
  11. Spread on melted baked brie fresh from the oven. 
  12. Use it in grilled ham & cheese sandwiches.
  13. Swirl it into ice cream.
  14. Use in lieu of syrup for a topping for pancakes.
  15. Homemade "Fig Newtons".




30 Easy Mouth-Watering New Year's Recipes

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30 Easy Mouth-Watering New Year's Recipes

2016 is quickly coming to a close, are you ready to ring in the new year?   Do you have any plans for New Year's Eve?   Are you going to a party, having a party, or spending a quiet evening with your significant other(s)?

However you are celebrating this year, consider Cherchies® your New Year's Eve party planner. We have included 30 of our favorite easy mouth-watering recipe ideas to make your evening stress-free, easy and elegant!

Here's to a healthy, safe, and prosperous 2017. Happy New Year friends!  Thank you for your loyalty to us since 1978!  

Appetizers - Perhaps you like to nibble and mingle throughout the evening.  These quick and easy appetizers ideas are perfect for an appetizer party.  Depending on your crowd, choose from a few or several:)

Small Plates- Looking for heartier bites during the evening rather than a full meal?  Then you'll want to try these delicious recipes.

Easy Elegant Meals - Perhaps a quiet evening with your significant other(s) is more your speed to celebrate the New Year's festivities.  Here are a few quick and easy recipe ideas.

Happy New Year!