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10/03/11
WOW! AWESOME BACON!
Filed under: General, Awesome Recipe Ideas, Awesome Specialty Products, Awesome WOW! YIKES! And GOBS OF GARLIC!
Posted by: Awesome Specialty @ 8:41 pm

            Hello,

I normally don’t write to companies but I thought I’d write to
you about a neat way to use your spice mixes. 

My sister gave me your Gobs of
Garlic and WOW Awesome spice mixes for Christmas and

I was at a loss with what
to do with them.

Then I decided to try using them as a curing flavor for my
bacon (I cure and smoke my own bacon).

I made two slabs of Gobs of Garlic, two
of Wow Awesome and 2 more with a mixture of both.

I have to say your spices
live up to their names. The bacon was great!!

Everyone who had one basically
said “Wow what did you flavor this bacon with it is Awesome.”

Best use of Gobs
of garlic Bacon - BLTs , it cannot be beat.

  Thank you for making this
great product. I’ll have to try your Yikes as a bacon cure next time.

Thanks again

Bryant DeBruyne

Original Recipe Ideas Submitted To: Awesome Specialty

by Bryant DeBruyne on 09/26/11

1 comment
04/25/11
Gobs Of Garlic Recipes!
Filed under: General, Awesome Recipe Ideas, Awesome Specialty Products, Awesome WOW! YIKES! And GOBS OF GARLIC!, Awesome Specialty - Our Store
Posted by: Awesome Specialty @ 11:21 am

Greetings,

My wife brought home some Gobs of Garlic from a festival and we have been enjoying it very much.  I am a big fan of simple, easy cooking and I thought I would share a couple of simple recipes I have been enjoying with Gobs.

 

Garlic Turkey Loaf

1 pkg. ground turkey 97% lean (1 lb.)
1 egg
2 tsp soy sauce
2 tbsp Gobs of Garlic

In large bowl combine all ingredients and mix with hands until well
blended. Press into a loaf pan and bake in a preheated oven at 350°F
for approximately 1 hour or until top is nice and brown and and the
internal temperature is 170°F.

Garlic Grilled Chicken Breast

1 boneless/skinless chicken breast (fresh or frozen)
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp Gobs of Garlic

Combine the ingredients in a large zip top freezer bag. Shake until
the chicken breast is well covered by the olive oil and Gobs of
Garlic. Squeeze as much air out of the bag as possible and leave it in
the refrigerator to marinade for 30-60 minutes. Cook on a hot grill,
first searing both sides, then turning as few times as possible.
Personally, I use a George Forman type grill so I don’t have to turn
the chicken at all.

Thanks for the delicious product!

Regards,
-Joshua

Original Recipe Ideas Submitted To: Awesome Specialty

by Joshua M. Hoffman on 04/25/11

1 comment
03/13/11
AWESOME’S Outrageous Garlic Herb Buttery Cream!
Filed under: General, Awesome Recipe Ideas, Awesome Specialty Products, Awesome Dips, Spreads, And Salsas, Awesome Specialty - Our Store
Posted by: Awesome Specialty @ 7:14 am

AWESOME BUTTERY CREAM

This Awesome recipe can be made with all

28 of Our Awesome Dip and Spread Mixes! 

Dare to imagine the Flavors!

It’s sooo easy!

Just add 2-3 tablespoons of hot tap water to our mix.

Let ingredients rehydrate for about 10 to 15 minutes.

Gently add 8 ounces or 2 sticks of slightly softened butter or margarine.

Also add 8 ounces of slightly softened cream cheese.

Blend well and refrigerate for about a half an hour or so.

Serve over steamed veggies or scoop a tablespoon or two and slowly stir into your own saute recipes!

Store refrigerated according to your cream cheese date.

Outrageously Awesome!

 

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02/27/11
Ray’s Cheesey! Gobs Of Garlic! Italian Slices! Fantastic!
Filed under: General, Awesome Recipe Ideas, Awesome Specialty Products, Awesome WOW! YIKES! And GOBS OF GARLIC!
Posted by: Awesome Specialty @ 6:07 pm

1 Loaf of Italian Bread cut in half.

Lightly butter both halves.

Sprinkle Gobs Of Garlic! to your taste.

Ray likes alot!

Top with shredded Mozzarella and Parmesan Cheeses.

Place on a cookie sheet and Lightly Broil at 350 degrees.

Watch closely about 3 to 5 minutes or until golden brown!

Slice and Serve!

Fantastic!

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02/20/11
Gobs Of Garlic! Buttered Broiled Baby Sea Scallops!
Filed under: General, Awesome Recipe Ideas, Awesome Specialty Products, Awesome WOW! YIKES! And GOBS OF GARLIC!
Posted by: Awesome Specialty @ 8:40 pm

Gobs Of Garlic Buttered Broiled Sea Scallops!

Just add about a tablespoon of Gobs Of Garlic!

To 1 tablespoon of butter and 1/3 cup of olive oil!

Gently mix with 12 ounces of fresh or frozen baby sea scallops!

Broil about 10 minutes until golden brown….

Serve with cocktail sauce and a lemon wedge on a bed of crisp lettuce!

Drizzle pan juices on lightly toasted French bread. 

Extraordinarily Awesome!

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11/17/10
New Idea for the upcoming Holidays!!!
Filed under: General, Awesome Recipe Ideas, Awesome Specialty Products, Awesome Dips, Spreads, And Salsas
Posted by: Awesome Specialty @ 8:56 pm

New Idea for the upcoming Holidays!!!
AWESOME Cream Cheese and Butter Blends with All of our Dip and Spread Mixes!
Just add 3 tablespoons of hot tap water to dry ingredients…
Let stand for about 10 minutes.
Then slowly blend one pound of your favorite butter or cream cheese!
Serve with veggies, bagels, fine crackers, or even better warm…
Crusty French or Italian Bread!!!
It is absolutely Awesome!!!

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07/24/10
Garlic Pasta w/Chicken
Filed under: General, Awesome Recipe Ideas, Awesome Specialty Products, Awesome WOW! YIKES! And GOBS OF GARLIC!
Posted by: Awesome Specialty @ 7:32 am

Look what Loraine found while surfing the web one day!
OUR OWN GOBS OF GARLIC!!! IN AN AWESOME RECIPE!!!
Garlic Pasta w/Chicken Submitted by: MERCEDES3414.
Thank You! MERCEDES3414,
You are truly An Official Awesome Specialty Gourmet!!!

recipes.sparkpeople.com
You can find Gobs of Garlic on line at awesomespecialty.com It is wonderful!
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07/20/10
Red Velvet Whoopie Pies with Strawberry and Chocolate dip filling. Delish!
Filed under: General, Awesome Specialty Products, Awesome Dips, Spreads, And Salsas
Posted by: Awesome Specialty @ 7:18 pm
Red Velvet Whoopie Pies with Strawberry and Chocolate dip filling.  Delish!
 
Next flavor raspberry ???
 
Thanks,
Bud & Polly
Connecticut
 

Original Recipe Idea Submitted To:  Awesome Specialty

by Bud & Polly of Connecticut on 07/20/10

1 comment
05/26/10
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Gobs of Garlic!, YIKES! and WOW! Seasoning Blends!!
Filed under: General, Awesome Recipe Ideas, Awesome WOW! YIKES! And GOBS OF GARLIC!
Posted by: Awesome Specialty @ 8:33 pm

A very heartfelt welcome to our newest Official Awesome Specialty Gourmet Sondra Keesler! 

Sondra recently wrote this Awesome letter: 

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Gobs of Garlic!, Yikes! and WOW! Seasoning Blends!!
I use them all the time now - I make my own garlic toast with Gobs of Garlic!, toss red-skinned potato wedges with oil and Yikes and make my own roasted potatoes, and I use WOW! to make my chili. I’ve used the blends in salads and homemade salad dressing, as rubs for chicken, and more. I’ve always got them handy to just toss in to whatever dish I’m making. I’ll toss fresh veggies with a little olive oil and any of the Awesome Specialty blends and grill them in my stovetop grill pan.
I’ve just ordered more of each, because I’ve used them so much - and I’ve shared them with my sister and her husband.
Your seasoning blends are perfect for someone like me, who enjoys food but doesn’t know much about which herbs and spices to use for what dishes.
Thanks for making my time in the kitchen easier and for making me look good when family and friends think I’ve worked harder than I have on meals!

I’m so glad I found you!
Have a great weekend!
Sondra Keesler, Saugerties, NY

I forgot to mention two of my faves: I mix in Yikes! with ground turkey to make both chili and turkey tacos.

No more little seasoning envelopes!

 

Original Letter Submitted To:  Awesome Specialty by

Sondra Keesler, Saugerties, NY on 05/23/10

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03/23/10
AWESOME GOBS OF GARLIC! KNOTS!
Filed under: General, Awesome Recipe Ideas, Awesome WOW! YIKES! And GOBS OF GARLIC!
Posted by: Awesome Specialty @ 5:12 pm
GOBS OF GARLIC KNOTSGOBS OF GARLIC KNOTSGOBS OF GARLIC KNOTS
AWESOME GOBS OF GARLIC! KNOTS!
1 can/tube of Pillsbury Dinner Rolls
3 TBSP of Olive Oil
Gobs of Garlic  (to taste-about 1 TBSP per roll)
 
I separated the rolls out of the can and dipped them into the olive oil. 
I then dipped them into a bowl of Gobs. 
I then placed the rolls onto a greased cookie sheet. 
I baked the rolls for 11-13 minutes at 375. 
(These were the directions on the tube.) 
The garlic had a very strong, but good, flavor. 
The next time I make these rolls I think I will sprinkle the
Gobs onto the rolls instead of coating it the way I did this time. 
The people I had sample my cooking experiment 
enjoyed the rolls very much. 
I think I will take the advice of a wise woman I know
and start out slow with Gobs, until I’m ready for it’s kick!  :)
Original Recipe Submitted To:  Awesome Specialty by Felicia B. on 3/17/10
1 comment
02/15/10
Chipotle Mike’s Toasted Garbanzo, Almonds And Pistachios
Filed under: General, Awesome Recipe Ideas, Awesome Specialty - Our Store
Posted by: Awesome Specialty @ 4:02 pm

Chipotle Mike’s Toasted Garbanzo, Almonds and Pistachios

 

15 oz. can of garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed

1 tsp. plus 3 tbsp. olive oil

1 c. raw pistachios (shelled)

1 c. raw almonds (halved)

1 tbsp. sugar

1 tbsp. rosemary

1 tbsp. thyme

1 tsp. coarse sea salt

1/2 tsp. cayenne (optional: chipotle)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400.

Place garbanzo beans onto foil lined baking sheet with 1 tbsp. olive oil.

Spread single layer approximately 30 minutes until golden brown.

Remove from oven, mix with remaining ingredients,

Spread back onto baking sheet,

Single layer and bake for an additional 10 minutes.

Let cool and serve.

 

Chipotle Mike

Staatsburg, NY

Original Recipe Submitted To:  Awesome Specialty by Chipotle Mike

 Staatsburg, NY on 02/15/10

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01/26/10
Gobs Of Garlic! Deep Fried Turkey
Filed under: General, Awesome Recipe Ideas, Awesome WOW! YIKES! And GOBS OF GARLIC!
Posted by: Awesome Specialty @ 6:24 pm

Hi there: 

I just wanted to share a recipe with you. 

I made a marinade/ injection sauce for my Deep Fried Turkey.

 

3 tbsp of Gobs of Garlic-finely ground 

(an attempt to make it small enough for the injector)

  1 Cup of Oil 

1 Cup of White Zinfandel wine 

1 tbsp of Worcestershire Sauce 

 

In a small sauce pan, warm the Oil and wine over a low heat. 

Add the Worcestershire Sauce and the ground up Gobs of Garlic. 

Allow to simmer for 10 minutes. 

Remove from heat and allow to cool. 

(I let it sit over night) 

Pour mixture through some cheese cloth to separate the larger parts of seasoning. 

Use the liquid to inject the turkey, rub some of the separated seasonings 

on the outside of the turkey, refrigerate overnight. 

Rub the turkey again and then place 3 gloves of garlic, 

2 smashed and one whole into the cavity of the turkey  

along with one whole large onion. 

Place turkey into the deep fryer.

 

The flavor was fantastic, the onion was tasty also.

You should have tasted the turkey.

It was the 1st time there was no turkey left over. 

It was literally picked clean.

 

Original Recipe Submitted To:  Awesome Specialty by Ken Payne Jr.  

Wappinger’s Falls, NY on 11/30/09

 

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01/21/10
WOW! Marinated Chicken Tenders
Filed under: General, Awesome Recipe Ideas, Awesome WOW! YIKES! And GOBS OF GARLIC!
Posted by: Awesome Specialty @ 5:11 pm

Awesome Recipe Ideas

Be Adventurous… Try Something New!

Please Share Your Favorite Awesome Recipes And Ideas!

WOW! Marinated Chicken Tenders

Awesome WOW Marinaded Chicken!

1 Tbsp. of Wow!

I added EVOO to the spice until it made a semi thick mixture.

 (probably about 1/3 cup of the oil)

Once the spices activated it seemed to thicken

 so I added about 3 Tbsp. of water. 

I mixed the mixture until all the spices were saturated. 

I bought chicken breast tenders and put them in a Tupperware container

with the Wow! Marinade. 

I let it sit overnight and then baked it for about 30 min at 350. 

It was tender and juicy and full of flavor. 

I can’t wait to try other recipes. 

I took some of the leftovers to work and everyone raved about my cooking. 

I knew it had nothing to do with my cooking, it was the Wow!

Original Recipe Submitted To:  Awesome Specialty by Felicia B. on 1/16/10

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01/20/10
A Dedication
Filed under: A Dedication
Posted by: Awesome Specialty @ 9:23 pm

We Have An Important Announcement:

Everyone at Awesome Specialty

truly enjoys interacting with our

Awesome Customers at our many shows and at our Awesome store. 

Those Customers who take a minute to really get to know us, hopefully consider

All Of Us at Awesome…friends

and because of this interaction..

fellow Awesome Gourmets… 

It is with great pride that we would like to

dedicate our New Blog

The Awesome Specialty Gourmets!!!

To Our Awesome Customers!

Thank You!

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Welcome!
Filed under: General
Posted by: Awesome Specialty @ 4:44 pm

Welcome to The Awesome Specialty Gourmets’ New Blog!

A Place To Share Awesome Thoughts And Ideas!

AWESOME

LITTLE TIKES IS AWESOME SINCE 1989

 

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