Easy Thanksgiving Side Salads

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Brussels Sprouts - cobornsblog.com/jayneHey have I got a little guy that is just so cute I just have to talk about. He is the new and up and coming vegetable for those Thanksgiving Dinners. It is the fresh Brussels Sprout! He is the talk around town and you just have to check him out. If you love any type of cabbage he is your man. The flavor is so good, you can enjoy them hot or cold. I have always loved Brussels Sprouts so they will definitely be on my Thanksgiving menu. Here are a couple quick and easy recipes that I want to share with you, featuring… the Brussels Sprout! Continue reading “Easy Thanksgiving Side Salads”

Jayne’s Debut on Kare 11

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We’re excited to announce that our own Jayne will be on a cooking segment with Pat Evans on Kare 11, Saturday, November 5th on the morning show. Be sure to tune in for these great recipes and Jayne’s network television debut!

UPDATE: The show has aired. You can watch Jayne’s debut below:

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Weekly Ad Recipe – Caramel Pear Crisp

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Yummy sums up this delicious dessert. I love anything with caramel in it, and pears are one of my favorite fruits, so this was a win-win for me. Enjoy….I definitely did!

Jayne,
Coborn’s Inc. Meat and Seafood Merchandiser

Caramel Pear Crisp
Serves: 8
 
Ingredients
  • 6 Bartlett Pears, peeled and sliced
  • 1 Cup Caramel Bits
  • ¼ Cup Packed Brown Sugar
  • 2 T. Flour
  • 1 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
  • ½ Pouch (17.5 oz) Oatmeal Cookie Mix (1-1/2 cups)
  • ¼ Cup Cold Butter or Margarine, cut into pieces
  • ¼ Cup Caramel Topping
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Spray 8” square glass baking dish with cooking spray.
  3. In large bowl, mix pears, caramel bits, brown sugar, flour and cinnamon until evenly coated.
  4. Spread in dish.
  5. In another bowl, place cookie mix.
  6. Cut in butter, pulling 2 table knives through mix in opposite directions, until mixture looks like crumbs.
  7. Crumble over pears.
  8. Bake 45 minutes or until pears are tender and topping is golden brown.
  9. Drizzle with caramel topping.

 

Weekly Ad Recipe – Tuna and Pear Salsa

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This recipe is very versatile. The flavor of the fruits really pop out at you when paired with fresh tuna. I have made this recipe several times. You can really change things by changing the type of fish to either swordfish or halibut, both work perfect in this recipe. You can also change the fruit around by using either peaches or plums. I love this salsa recipe so much I have also added it to pork chops or chicken. Enjoy…I did!

Jayne,
Coborn’s Inc. Meat and Seafood Merchandiser

Tuna and Pear Salsa
Serves: 6
 
Ingredients
  • 1½ Cups Unpeeled Pear, chopped
  • 2 T. Medium Hot or Mild Yellow Chile, chopped
  • 2 T. Green Onions, chopped
  • 2 T. Fresh Cilantro, chopped
  • 2 tsp. Lemon Peel, grated
  • 2 tsp. Lemon Juice
  • ½ tsp. Salt
  • 6 Yellowfin Tuna Fillets (1-1/2 lbs.)
Instructions
  1. In small glass bowl, mix all salsa ingredients.
  2. Cover; refrigerate at least 1 hour to blend flavors, but no longer than 24 hours.
  3. Set oven control to broil.
  4. Spray broiler pan rack with cooking spray.
  5. Place fish on rack in broiler pan.
  6. Broil with tops about 4 inches from heat about 5 minutes and until internal temperature of fish reaches at least 145 degrees.
  7. Serve tuna topped with salsa.
Notes
Suggested Wine Pairing 14 Hands Chardonnay

 

Peak Pear Season… Great Recipes using Pears

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Well, it is September and all the kids are back in school. I remember when my son Derek, in his cute outfit & new back pack, left for his first day of school. The hardest part was hiding the tears as I waved goodbye. Now it is almost 25 years later and I’m hoping someday I will have grandkids to wave to as they start school. Someday my little munchkins will come, but for now I am baking for two!

I love all four seasons in Minnesota, but am most looking forward to seeing all the fall colors. Along with fall comes a popular fall fruit, the pear. The apple typically gets all of the attention in fall, but the pear is also at it’s peak and oh so delicious.

Recently, as I was shopping at my favorite store, Crafts Direct, and found the new ‘Mini Baker’. So this month I am passing on some pear recipes that you can bake using this new baker. This little baker is also great to use when you are making hot dips in the oven for those appetizer parties during the holidays.

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Blueberry Pear Crisp
Serves: 2
 
Ingredients
  • 1 Small Pear, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • ½ Cup Fresh or Frozen Blueberries
  • 2 T. Brown Sugar, packed
  • 2 T. All-Purpose Flower
  • 1 T. Old-fashioned Oats
  • ⅛ tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1 T. Butter or Margarine (firm)
  • Whipping Cream or Ice Cream, if desired
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Spray mini bakers with cooking spray.
  3. Mix pear and blueberries; divide between two mini bakers.
  4. Mix brown sugar, flour oats and cinnamon in small bowl.
  5. Cut in butter with pastry blender or a fork until crumbly, sprinkle over fruit.
  6. Bake about 30 minutes or until topping is golden brown and pear is tender.
  7. Serve warm with ice cream.

Caramel Pear Crumble
Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 6 Medium Ripe Pears, peeled, sliced (6-cups)
  • 1 Cup Caramel Bits
  • ¼ Cup Brown Sugar, packed
  • 2 T. All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
  • ½ Pouch Oatmeal Cookie Mix (1-1/2 cups)
  • ¼ Cup Bold Butter or Margarine, cut into pieces
  • ¼ Cup Caramel Topping
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 375°F.
  2. Spray each of 4 Mini Bakers with cooking spray.
  3. In large bowl, mix pears, caramel bits, brown sugar, flour and cinnamon until evenly coated.
  4. Spread into each dish.
  5. In same bowl, place cookie mix.
  6. Cut in butter, using pastry blender or fork until mixture looks like coarse crumbs. Crumble over pears.
  7. Bake 45 minutes or until pears are tender and topping is golden brown.
  8. Drizzle with caramel topping.

Because I love these little bakers so much I also thought it would be fun to make mini loaves of bread in them to give away as gifts, dish and all, to family & friends during the holidays. Perhaps I will have to share those recipes with you in a future blog, stay tuned. I hope you enjoy these great pear recipes this fall … I did!

– Jayne
Coborn’s, Inc. Meat and Seafood Merchandiser

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