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  • Today’s Foodie Friday blog post comes from our friends at Tedeschi Food Shops.

    As a leader in combining fresh foods and convenience, we’ve gained a few tips and tricks over the years to throw an awesome barbeque. Here are five recipe tips to make your party unforgettable!

    Supercharge the Hot Dogs

    Chili Dog

    Hot dogs are super easy to cook on the grill, and are always a favorite. With a couple of small twists, you can make them the center of attention! Buy a can of Hormel chili and a bag of your favorite grated cheese (ours is Cabot Fancy Blend Shredded). Place them in separate bowls and let people make their own chilli dogs!

    The Yogurt Dip You Can’t Resist

    Yogurt DipDips are a great addition to any BBQ, however not always so great for your waistline. Substitute fat free yogurt for sour cream to make an irresistible dip that everyone and their waistlines will approve. Zero fat, tastes amazing and can be prepared in less than five minutes. With so many options for chips, you can mix & match to please your guests!

    Chobani Yogurt has a delicious recipe for an Onion Dip that will make your mouth water. Grab the recipe here:

    Crispy Grilled Buffalo Style Chicken Sausage Potato Skins

    Potato Skins

    Potato skins are a popular go-to classic, but here’s a recipe that will add some flair to this standard fare. Try adding Al Fresco Chicken Sausages to the potato skins for an extra punch of flavor. This just may become your signature dish! Find the recipe on Al Fresco’s website:

    Fancy Can Still Be Simple

    KabobsWho knew that beautiful and delicious meals can sometimes be the easiest to create. Kabobs are the simple shortcut to a fabulous mouth-watering dish. Simply buy your favorite cut of meat, marinade, and a few seasonal fruits and vegetables. To make it extra special, get creative! Pork Kabobs will go great with peaches. The grilled peaches add a sweet, fruity and caramelized taste that partners perfectly with pork.

    If you have any vegetarian guests, create a Kabob with a medley of vegetables or fruits. How about a Caribbean themed peach, pineapple, and mango Kabob?!

    Escape the Ordinary

    Watermelon Salsa
    Small changes to classic favorites are a surefire way to make your party memorable and ensure people will be talking about it for days to come. In our recent series “Better Know a Fruit”, we talked about making a simple Watermelon salsa. Adding watermelon to salsa can make for a refreshing taste. Try adding diced watermelon to green peppers, lime juice, chopped cilantro, green onions and jalapeno peppers for a Fire & Ice salsa!

    Don’t stress too much about preparation, after all, labor day is all about having fun. You can find all these items at your local Tedeschi Food Shops and they only take a few minutes to prepare. Have fun and bon appetite!

    To find out more about what Tedeschi Food Shops offer or to find a nearest location to you, visit


    What are some of your favorite Labor Day party foods? Do you have any good recipes to share?

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