Thanksgiving Holiday Sides

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Cooking Planit Recipe: Fig, Pistachio and Blue Cheese Salad with Honey Vinaigrette

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  • Baby Spinach – 4 Ounce
  • Fresh Figs – 8
  • Blue Cheese, Crumbled – 1/3 Cup
  • Black Pepper
  • Kosher Salt
  • Pistachios, Unsalted – 1/3 cup
  • Apple Cider Vinegar – 2 Tablespoon
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil – 1 Tablespoon
  • Honey – 2 Tablespoon

  1. Mix together honey and apple cider vinegar in a medium mixing bowl. Slowly drizzle the olive oil in, while whisking continuously, to create a honey vinaigrette.
  2. Slice the figs in half or in quarters.
  3. If you purchased whole pistachios, roughly chop them to measure the indicated amount, then place in a large mixing bowl.


  1. Place the baby spinach in the bowl of pistachios.
  2. Crumble the blue cheese into the bowl of spinach and pistachios. Season with salt and pepper, drizzle with honey vinaigrette and toss to combine.
  3. You can toss the figs in with the salad and transfer everything to a large serving bowl. Or, place 2 figs’ worth of halves or quarters on each dinner plate, then place a large bundle of spinach, blue cheese and pistachios on top.

Warm Your Corn

Craving warm, movie theater popcorn, but in the comfort of your own home? Same over here. That is why Popcorn, Indiana pulled together the top (and hungriest) technicians to create Warm Your Corn, the FIRST ready-to-eat Movie Theater popcorn that comes in a microwave safe bag. Instructions? Grab a bag – place in a microwave – begin eating. Seriously, it is that easy!

Not a fan of Movie Theater? Rather not microwave your popcorn? No problem! Popcorn, Indiana offers the following options that will leave all taste buds watering for more;

  • Kettlecorn
  • Aged White Cheddar Kettlecorn
  • Cinnamon Sugar
  • Sea Salt
  • Bacon Ranch
  • Caramel Corn
  • Almont Biscotti
  • Roasted Peanut Caramel Corn
  • Wasabi
  • Cocoa Kettlecorn
  • Dark Fudge Chocolate Chip Kettlecorn
  • Drizzled Black & White Kettlecorn
  • Drizzled Cinnamon Sugar Kettlecorn
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Kettlecorn
  • Dark Fudge Peppermint Kettlecorn

Bill and I tried out the Movie Popcorn flavor.  After I tried it, Bill finished off the entire bag that night.  Yes, it is that good!  I expected a little more butter flavor.  However, butter is what makes movie theater popcorn unhealthy!  That being said, I loved it too.  I loved how we were able to warm it up too. Bill also wants to try some of their other flavors now too! I may have created a monster by sharing with him!

If you are looking for a movie night at home, I recommend Warm Your Corn!

Fisher Trail Mix Giveaway

Fisher just re-launched their trail mix with new packaging. The Fisher trail mix is the perfect on-the-go snack for a busy summer. The new packaging makes it easy to keep on hand for any time of day – keep some in your purse, gym bag or at the office.

Here is a little more information on the five trail mix flavors Fisher has:

Summit Trail Mix: Here’s an energy-packed snack that’ll keep you satisfied over even the roughest trails. Our raisins, peanuts, cashews and milk chocolate candy can help give the boost you need to go that extra mile. (This one is my personal favorite!)

Energy Trail Mix: Look no further for a source of natural energy! We’ve mixed dried cranberries, almonds and cashews together and created a delicious and powerful blend to help you through your day.

Tropical Trail Mix: Enjoy a sweet taste of the islands with this delicious mix! Sweet mango, almonds, cashews, pineapple and banana chips make this mix a tropical delight! (The kids like this one the best!)

Sweet Nut Trail Mix: Bring some sweetness into your life with this popular mix! Honey roasted peanuts, raisins, frosted walnuts, cashews and cranberries all come together to create the perfect blend of rich, nutty goodness!

Cheddar Trail Mix: When savory meets sweet, your taste buds win. We’ve mixed sugar-glazed peanuts, corn sticks, pretzels and peanuts for a winning flavor combo you won’t be able to say no to. (This is one of Bill’s favorites!)

All of the flavors are good and do not disappoint. We’ll be taking along some of these bags with us camping this coming up weekend. They are super easy to travel with and make a great in the car snack! You definitely can’t go wrong with Fisher Trail Mix!

That is why I have arranged for one lucky winner to receive a bag of each flavor! That’s five bags of trail mix total! Here’s what you need to do:

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