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Dish to pass

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The neighbors invited me over for a bring a dish to pass cook out. I grabbed the Pickle Salad mix from Heartland Gourmet/Thunderbird Ranch for a quick salad idea. 20 minutes later and the salad was done and in the fridge. The party goers raved about the fresh summer dill taste of the pasta salad. Several wanted my recipe but I didn't want to share my secret supplier, Thank you Heartland Gourmet/Thunderbird Ranch.

New and Improved BBQ sauces

We have adopted the branding of Smokehouse BBQ sauce for our line of fruit based BBQ sauces. Our original sauce flavored with aronia berries received a recipe tweak so it is now a smooth, spicy, and fruity flavoring for all your grilling/smoking recipes. Our newest creation is our Smokehouse Drunken Plum BBQ. It is the [...]

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Lake Weekends.....

4 10hour days and out of here to the lake for 3. What better things to pack along in the camper or the lake home than any of our delicious dips. The Thunderbird dips only require an 8oz container of sour cream to be mixed into so its easy and everyone will enjoy the many [...]

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Chipotle Burgers

Ingredients 1 lb. Ground Beef1 Tbsp. Chipotle Meat Rub (more or less to taste) Directions Mix Chipotle Meat Rub into ground beefPatty into 4 burgersPan fry or grill to your likingServe on a bunYields 4 servings

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Thunderbird Ranch Pinwheels

Ingredients1 pkg Thunderbird Ranch Dressing Mix12 oz. cream cheese4 oz. Sour cream4 (12-inch) flour tortillas1 cup shredded cheese½ cup sliced black olives (drained)1 small can (4 oz.) diced green chilies (drained)4 oz. Jar diced pimientos (drained) DirectionsMix first three ingredients and spread on tortillas.Blot vegetables dry on paper towels.Equally sprinkle on shredded cheese [...]

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Tasty Whipped Topping

Ingredients1/2 Pkg. Thunderbird Ranch Fruit Dip/Cheese ball1 8oz container Cool-Whip DirectionsThaw Cool Whip completelyAdd fruit dip and mix wellDollop on your favorite pie, cake, or Thunderbird Ranch's No Flour/No Foolin' Gluten Free Angel Food Cake.Enjoy!Tip: Tasty Whipped Topping can also be used for dressing up your fruit salads.

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Prairie Berry Pie

Ingredients1 graham cracker pie crust (8")Prairie Berry Mix8 oz. softened cream cheese8 oz. Cool Whip DirectionsCombine Prairie Berry Mix with softened cream cheese until blendedFold in Cool Whip (blend)Pour into graham cracker pie crustChill for 2 hoursTip: Top with fresh fruit if desired.

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Light N'Fruity Frosting

Ingredients1 pkg. Thunderbird Ranch Fruit dip - your choice1 12oz-16oz container of Cool Whip DirectionsMix the fruit dip and the Cool Whip together until well blendedFrost cake with mixtureRefrigerate for at least 1/2 hour for frosting to set up before servingRefrigerate any leftovers

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Garlic N’ Chive Potato Skins

Ingredients1 Packet Thunderbird Ranch Garlic N’ Chive Dip Mix4 North Dakota Russet Potatoes (baked and halved)1/3 cup sour cream¾ cup Cheddar cheese, shredded DirectionsScoop out baked potatoes and combine with sour cream and dip mix. Fill skins with mixture. Sprinkle with shredded cheese. Bake 12-15 minutes at 375° F.Makes 8 servings.

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Fruit Dip Smoothie

Ingredients2 Cups vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt2 Tbls Fruit Dip Mix1 Cup milk or Vanilla Soy Milk1 Cup crushed iceDirectionsCombine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smoothServe immediatelyServes 2 to 3Tip: Add 1 to 2 cups fresh or frozen fruit (bananas, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, etc.)

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