National burger day is coming, are you ready?

If you are a foodie, this day is already marked in your diary. May 28, 2015 is National burger day… are you ready?  This is a day when foodies unite for one thing.. the hamburger. Whether you are a vegetarian, non-red meat eater or an all around red meat eater – we shall celebrate!  There are so many different varieties and the best part is you customize the burger to suit you.. just change up the patty to suit your lifestyleye! Although hamburgers originated in Hamburg, Germany, eating the burger in a bun is actually an American innovation.  Let’s carry on the tradition, turn that BBQ up and get to grilling with these lip smacking, mouth watering, sauced up insane burgers..

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Jalapeno cheddar burger. RECIPE1

Cheese filled burgers with barbecue ranch dressing. RECIPE

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LOW CARB BURGER. Sweet potato no bun hamburger. RECIPE

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Daddies open face hamburger. RECIPE

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Mexican chorizo and garlic shrimp burger. RECIPE

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VEGETERIAN YUMMINESS: The ultimate veggie burger. RECIPE

Click here for a rundown on the history of the hamburger. 

What’s your burger style? Tell us how you like to eat your burger in the comments below.

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Cook Mothers Day breakfast like a boss with these delicious ideas. Thanks mom, you rock!

Cheesy-Baked-Egg-ToastCheesy baked egg toast. RECIPE

Biscuits-and-Gravy-Casserole-0350Biscuits and gravy. RECIPE

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Sunrise baked potatoes, eggs and bacon. RECIPE

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Churro french toast. RECIPE

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Bell pepper eggs in a hole. RECIPE

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Maple bacon pancake bites. RECIPE

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Stuffed french toast. RECIPE

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Bacon, spaghetti squash and parmesan fritters. RECIPE

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Epic breakfast cupcakes. RECIPE

Click here for more breakfast ideas. Happy eating. 

Spice up Cinco De Mayo with these blazing recipes and drinks.

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Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken Recipe with Lime and Melted Mozzarella (Low-Carb, Gluten-Free) – Recipe at  Kaylan’s Kitchen

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Chicken flautas with spicy avocado sauce. Recipe at Heather Christo

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Taco Cupcakes – Recipe at Tablespoon

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Loaded Mexican Pizza – Recipe at Weary Chef

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Mexican Street Corn – Recipe at Team Traeger

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Chili Relleno Dip. Recipe at Dip Recipe Creations

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Spicy Black Bean Empenadas. Recipe at Campbells

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Crock Pot Margarita Chicken Dip. Recipe at Dip Recipe Creations

Cinco De Mayo is all about food, friends, family and celebrations! Take your dessert to the next level with these cinco de mayo inspired treats.  Check out these sweet recipes that will have you licking the bowl!

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Frozen Margarita Bars – Recipe at Confessions of a Cookbook Queen

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Margarita Cookies With Salty Sweet Tequila Glaze. Recipe at Love From The Oven

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Churro Chex Mix. Recipe at sweetcharlie.com

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Oreo Taco Cookies. Recipe at Erica’s Sweet Tooth

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Mexican Fried Ice Cream. Recipe at Life in the Lofthouse

and of course.. always make sure there are plenty of jello shots to go around….

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Recipe at Brit & Co

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Agua Fresca. These drinks are delicious and you make them with or without alcohol. Recipe at The Happier Home Maker

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Strawberry Margarita Jello Shots. Ummm yes please! Recipe at Drinked In

Sweet & spicy cream cheese blackberry habanero appetizer

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The holiday season is in full affect. Your party invitations are piling up and there is one thing you have to do – ‘BRING AN APPETIZER’. Well, we have a really easy, delicious appetizer recipe you can change up at a moments notice. All you need are three ingredients: Jam, cream cheese and crackers. BUT, don’t just use any jam – try a sweet and spicy jam like our Blackberry Habanero – this will not disappoint. Warning, it is spicy and you may need a side of eggnog to help cleanse your tongue. Here is the recipe… Enjoy!

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Pick your jam! Hotlicks Blackberry Habanero Jam is so flavorful it will have your mouth bursting in pleasure and pain. The sweetness is then taken over by a spicy, hot habanero flavor complimenting the blackberry flavor. Leaving a kick in your mouth with the sweetness of the fruit.

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So easy – just take your favorite block of cream cheese and smother it in Hotlicks Blackberry Habanero Jam (or your favorite spicy jelly). These flavors compliment each other so well.

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Serve with side of pears and your favorite crackers. So delicious and appealing to the eyes with these bright colors. 

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25 hot dogs that went above and beyond

1. Loaded Cheddar Hot Dogs

Loaded Cheddar Hot Dogs

Extra credit awarded for bacon bits. Get the recipe.

2. Banh Mi Hot Dogs

Banh Mi Hot Dogs

Everything a sophisticated dog could want: cucumber, pickled carrots, cilantro, jalapeño and peanuts. Get the recipe.

3. Mac ‘n’ Cheese Dogs

Mac 'n' Cheese Dogs

Hello, lover. Get the recipe.

4. Slow Cooker Chili Cheese Dogs

Slow Cooker Chili Cheese Dogs

These are great for a big group, since you can cook the dogs right IN the chili and let guests go fish for their own. Get the recipe.

5. Jalapeño Pretzel Dogs with Cheddar Beer Sauce

Jalapeño Pretzel Dogs with Cheddar Beer Sauce

If a hot dog believes it can be a pretzel, who are you to deny its dreams? Get the recipe.

6. Honey Mustard Slaw Dog

Honey Mustard Slaw Dog

Shredding it. Get the recipe.

7. Buffalo Hot Dogs

Buffalo Hot Dogs

Blue cheese, celery bits, spicy buffalo mayo, and a drizzle of Frank’s for good measure. Get the recipe.

8. Reuben Hot Dogs

Reuben Hot Dogs

Wrapped in pastrami, buried in swiss and sauerkraut, and good enough for anybody’s bubbe. Get the recipe.

9. Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeño Hot Dogs

Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeño Hot Dogs

The love child of a jalapeño popper and a hot dog. Get the recipe.

10. Tot Dog

Tot Dog

Tots, cheese sauce, sour cream, and bacon. Get ten more awesome topping ideas here.

11. Pulled Pork Hot Dogs with Broccoli Slaw

Pulled Pork Hot Dogs with Broccoli Slaw

It must be good for you if it involves broccoli, right? (RIGHT?) Get the recipe.

12. Texas Corn Dogs

Texas Corn Dogs

Corn chili + Fritos. Well, alrighty. Get the recipe.

13. Crunchy Nacho Crescent Dogs

Crunchy Nacho Crescent Dogs

Wrap a hot dog and a piece of American cheese inside a piece of crescent roll dough. Now roll them in crushed tortilla chips, bake, and congratulate yourself on being a genius. Get the recipe.

14. Hawaiian Hot Dogs with Mango Salsa

Hawaiian Hot Dogs with Mango Salsa

Who needs a vacation when you’ve got tropical dogs? Get the recipe.

15. Green Chile Mole Hot Dogs

Green Chile Mole Hot Dogs

A little bit of peanut butter is the secret ingredient in this spicy mole. Get the recipe.

16. Sloppy Dogs

Sloppy Dogs

Joe? Who’s Joe? Get the recipe.

17. Homemade Corn Dogs

Homemade Corn Dogs

Step aside, state fair. Get the recipe.

18. Sriracha Guacamole Hot Dogs

Sriracha Guacamole Hot Dogs

If you’re gonna have guac, make it hot guac. Get the recipe.

19. Coney Island Hot Dogs

Coney Island Hot Dogs

That’s a dog with chili, onions and mustard, to you. Get the recipe.

20. BLT Hot Dogs with Caraway Remoulade

BLT Hot Dogs with Caraway Remoulade

Your favorite sandwich just got dog’d. Get the recipe.

21. French Onion Hot Dogs

French Onion Hot Dogs

Tres chic. Get the recipe.

22. Yum Dogs

Yum Dogs

What could go wrong with a bacon-wrapped dog nestled in a pile of Asian-style slaw? Honestly, nothing. Get the recipe.

23. Mexican Hot Dogs

Mexican Hot Dogs

We’re talking avocado, cilantro, cheese and chipotle mayo. Get the recipe.

24. Hot Dogs with Kimchi Relish

Hot Dogs with Kimchi Relish

Finally, a good excuse to throw out the weird little jar of pickle relish that’s been languishing in your fridge. You won’t need it anymore. Get the recipe.

25. Cowboy Hot Dogs

Cowboy Hot Dogs

Onion, bacon, cheddar, barbecue sauce and more. Get the recipe.

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Chili Cornbread Waffles

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Quick lunch or dinner idea.

Make your regular cornbread recipe in the waffle maker, and top with chili. Delicious!

HOMEMADE CORNBREAD RECIPE for those who don’t want to buy the ready made packages:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 2/3 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Spray or lightly grease a 9 inch round cake pan.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, cornmeal, sugar, salt and baking powder. Stir in egg, milk and vegetable oil until well combined. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean.

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Chili Jerky

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  1. Original recipe makes 4 serving
    • 1 tablespoon chili powder

    • 1 tablespoon garlic powder

    • 2 teaspoons cracked black pepper, or to taste

    • 1 pound lean beef sirloin tip, sliced into 1/8 inch strips

    • 1/2 cup brown sugar

    • 2/3 cup soy sauce1/4 cup teriyaki sauce
    • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce

    • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
    • 5 tablespoons liquid smoke flavoring
    • 1/2 cup pineapple juice
    • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes, or to taste (optional)
    In a small bowl or cup, mix together the onion powder, garlic powder, and some cracked black pepper. Season the meat lightly, using only part of the mixture. Reserve the remaining spices. Place into an airtight plastic container or bowl, and refrigerate.

  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, mix together the brown sugar, soy sauce, teriyaki sauce, Worcestershire sauce, balsamic vinegar, liquid smoke flavoring and pineapple juice. Heat until the brown sugar has completely dissolved. Refrigerate marinade until cool.
  2. Pour cooled marinade over the seasoned meat, and mix by hand to coat. Seal the bowl, and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
  3. Arrange the beef strips on the rack of a dehydrator, and sprinkle with a little bit more of the spice mixture and red pepper flakes if using. Dry for 5 hours, or to your desired dryness.

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