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Essential Herbs and Spices

by Cindy

by: Cristian Sorto

Every home has a kitchen and every kitchen is very different, but there are spices, herbs, and oils that should be essential to every kitchen. With so many different spices and varieties of each one it can be very difficult choosing which ones to keep stocked. 

Salt is considered the king of all seasoning and can be guaranteed to be found in every single kitchen. With it being such an essential seasoning, there are many varieties of it, but kosher salt would be the most versatile form since it works well with many dishes. 

The companion to salt in the kitchen is pepper, but just like salt there is an immense variety of pepper. The most important type of pepper to keep in a kitchen, however, is black pepper. Investing in black peppercorns to grind will give any recipe a more intense flavor than the pre-ground option. 

After black pepper, red pepper flakes are essential to a kitchen because of its versatility since it can be added to a wide range of dishes from around the world. It gives dishes more depth in flavor while also providing a small kick of heat whether it’s in a crushed form or entire flake form. 

Garlic powder is a great option to always have available. The powder is made from dehydrated garlic and is great to have on hand when short on fresh garlic or when a fresh clove would overpower the recipe. The powder provides a sweeter, yet subtle flavor when compared to the fresh garlic option and it’s easier to control its influence on the dish. 

Dried oregano is an aromatic flavor that can be incorporated into various dishes such as Mexican and Italian. It’s a pretty popular addition to pizza and poultry. It is technically part of the mint family but adds a warmer savory flavor.

Another dry herb with a wide range of applications is dried thyme. It provides a slight flavor of mint that pairs well with poultry and seafood. 

Dried rosemary is a known for its pine aroma accompanied with a peppery flavor that can be applied to dishes such as Mediterranean salads and baked goods, but a heavy hand can easily overpower any recipe.

An increasingly popular option for food lovers is combining favorite spices that are commonly used. Apple pie spice is a popular combination made up of cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, and ginger. This option can help decrease the size of the spice rack.

When cooking oil is always a necessity and extra olive oil is a good one to keep in stock. It has the most versatility while also providing health benefits. 

Chicken & garlic with fresh herbs is a poultry dish take takes advantage of common kitchen spices to create a delicious dish. The recipe is not too time consuming as it only requires 30 minutes and it makes 6 servings to enjoy.

Many of this herbs and spices accompany poultry very well and another dish that takes advantage of this combination is the Mediterranean chicken and bulgur skillet. The dish combines spices like kosher salt and black pepper with dried oregano along with olive oil.

Pasta is a popular Italian dish that is beloved around the world and fettuccine with wilted greens makes good use of various spices and herbs to create a delicious pasta with a slight kick to it. The chicken is sprinkled with salt and pepper for preparation while the final product is topped off with red pepper flakes. 

Double crusted chicken tenders add a fun twist with flavorful seasoning and a sweet sauce. The chicken is seasoned with garlic, kosher salt, black pepper, and prepared in olive oil. They are made to be dipped in a sriracha based BBQ sauce that includes ginger and ground black pepper.

A Message from CEO, Cindy Anschutz

by Cindy

As our country bands together to combat the Coronavirus, we too are entering the fight against COVID-19. Our team of dedicated professionals has focused their efforts on assisting medical facilities all over the country in their search for Personal Protective Equipment. Through our valued connections across various industries, we have been able to connect manufacturers with hospitals who need these materials most. But our work is not done yet. As long as there are patients in need of treatment and medical staff in need of supplies, Anschutz PR will continue to work around the clock, supporting doctors, nurses, and staff in the fight for a cure.

Anschutz PR wants to stress the importance of social distancing. Our staff is working remotely to serve the needs of our clients while helping to stop the spread of the Coronavirus. We have been sharing valuable information through social media to help our followers receive relevant information on these practices as well as content aimed at families who are experiencing distance learning.

Our firm will continue to assist those on the front lines with getting the supplies they so desperately need, all while maintaining the projects of our valued clients. Anschutz PR is committed to the health and well-being of the American people, as well as those all over the world affected by this pandemic.

We want to take this time to thank essential workers for keeping our communities strong and our country stronger. We send our best wishes to those suffering from this terrible disease, as well as our strength to keep fighting. And as always, we thank our families and friends for supporting us over the years, including our dear pets who are happy to have us home. 

Sincerely,

Cindy 

Kitchen Ingredients That Double As Skincare Products

by Cindy

By Hannah Kaiser

Many skincare products today are jammed full of chemicals that are not only harmful to your skin, but your long-term health as well. And while there are brands that opt for a more natural list of ingredients, the most surefire way to ensure your skin is getting the best care is by making your own products. The Internet is full of DIY facemasks, creams, cleansers, and scrubs that it’s not hard to find a recipe that catches your eye. But before you begin whipping up your beauty concoctions, make sure to know your ingredients. The best part of making your own skincare products is that you know exactly what you are putting on your face. But, even though an ingredient may be natural, there are some foods and plants that carry more benefits to your skin than others. And different ingredients produce different effects. So, do your research before rubbing anything on your skin.

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Margarita Day 2020

by Cindy

by:  Cristian Sorto

Today, one of the most commonly ordered drinks at a bar is the famous margarita. The margarita claims about 18% of all sales of mixed drinks and is followed by the martini. Its obvious that the margarita is well loved, but who created the famous drink?

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The Origins of Galentine's Day

by Cindy
By Jondreni Cuervo

Ah, Cupid. 

Listen, I get it. You come around, misfire a couple of arrows and bring people together in the name of romance. Because of this, you’ve given us the Beckhams, the Carters, the Obamas- to name a few. But I, along with many others, have a bone to pick with you. Your so-called “Valentine’s Day” is as intense as it is feverish. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for the exaggerated displays of affection couple bring. But don’t you think that love is meant to be associated with more than just romance? What about celebrating platonic relationships? What about encouraging female companionship?

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The Perfect Galentine's Day Meal

by Cindy
By Jondreni Cuervo 

With Galentine’s Day and Valentine’s Day around the corner, Anschutz PR is here to give you some last minute tips on how to WOW your guest(s) of honor. Throw out the clichés and make something meaningful and memorable with these deliciously delightful desserts and drinks!

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Five Ways to Spoil Your Dog on Valentines Day

by Cindy

By Hannah Kaiser

Valentines is a day to celebrate all the love in your life, and who loves us better than our furry friends? It’s easy to tell how much you mean to your dog, they show their affection in tail wags, snuggles, licks, and happy dances when you walk through the front door. They love us so well, so this Valentines day, make it a priority to show your dog that you love them just as much as they love you. Here are five different ways you can spoil your pup this Valentines day. 

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Basics of Brunch

by Cindy

By: Trevor Falsey

First coined by journalist Guy Beringer in his 1895 article, “Brunch: A Plea,” brunch (a portmanteau of breakfast and lunch) is now a staple meal across the world. In his article for Hunter’s Weekly, Beringer believes that brunch is more than a meal. Brunch is a sociable meal, one that “puts you in a good temper; it makes you satisfied with yourself and your fellow-beings. It sweeps away the worries and cobwebs of the week.” Let’s explore how we can make your brunch more than a meal — and something that will surely spark conversation. 

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Kansas City v. San Francisco: The Food Bowl

by Cindy

by:  Cristian Sorto 

As Superbowl LIV quickly approaches in Miami, it will be the fans in San Francisco and Kansa city who will be celebrating with the most passion as they enjoy their staple dishes. Kansas City fans will be looking forward to their second Superbowl appearance ever, their first in 50 years, and hopefully their second Superbowl win. The San Francisco 49ers on the other hand hope to go six-for-six as this year will their sixth Superbowl appearance and possibly their sixth Superbowl win. Both teams have a lot to root for this Sunday, but they will do so in their own style.

Kansas City fans will celebrate enjoying some delicious barbecue. The city has a long list of iconic staple restaurants that serve various barbecue dishes like ribs and burnt ends. Burnt ends were given away for free by barbecue restaurants around the city until the 1970’s when the restaurant Arthur Bryant’s began to sell the dish which eventually made it one of the most popular barbecue spots in Kansas and is only blocks away from the home of the Chiefs. The sauce from Arthur Bryant’s has attracted former presidents such as Harry Truman, Jimmy Carter, and Barrack Obama. Kansas City barbecue is made popular by its sweet flavor and thick consistency which derives from the two main ingredients that are ketchup and molasses. Part of the fun in throwing a Superbowl party is preparing and cooking the food. Amazingribs.com has the perfect recipe for a barbecue sauce that will give dishes the iconic Kansas City flavor, so dishes are sure to be sweet. The right utensils are needed to make barbecue and luckily Amazon has a great Chiefs inspired barbecue grill set. A KC iced water cocktail would be a perfect companion to some barbecue or a refreshing drink to sip on during the game. Not much is known about the origin of the drink, but a speculation is that a bartender with much love for the city created it and named it after the city. Over the last decade its popularity has increased immensely across the country and the city has embraced the drink. Kansas City iced water is very simple, but the combination of gin, vodka, and lemon-lime soda creates a very sophisticated taste.

 

While Kansas City fans are enjoying their sweet and warm barbecue, 49er fans will be taking advantage of the pacific coast to enjoy clam chowder from a sourdough bread bowl. Clam chowder did not originate in San Francisco, but the art of serving the soup in a sourdough bread bowl did originate in the city and New England clam chowder is a fan favorite to pair with the sourdough. Clam chowder in mini sourdough bowls are perfect for a Superbowl celebration as guest can have multiple bowls while embracing San Francisco through a staple dish. After the warm dish, fans can indulge in a Ghirardelli chocolate-based dessert. The Ghirardelli Chocolate Company was founded in San Francisco in 1852 and is the oldest operating chocolate maker in the country so it’s definitely become a well-known landmark for the city. The joy in making these sundaes is that you can make them to your liking depending on what flavor chocolate square you choose to add to the sundae. The dessert is fun to make and makes for a great Instagram photo on Superbowl Sunday; a sundae post on Sunday. The recipe for the sundae can be baked in about 30 mins and is topped off with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. The sundae can be served in a 49er themed rocks glass to show team spirit.

Both fan bases are sure to have an amazing time and enjoy some delicious food. Only one team can win at Superbowl LIV, but the fans are all winners when it comes to the food from each city.

 

Recipes and Products 

Kansas City BBQ Sauce Recipe

Kansas City Iced Water

Kansas City Chiefs Grill Set

Clam Chowder in Mini Sourdough Bowls

Ghirardelli Stuffed Brownie Sundae Recipe

San Francisco 49ers Rocks Glass

Enjoy!!

Why You Should Use a PR Firm This Upcoming Year

by Cindy

By Hannah Kaiser

There are a lot of ends involved in running a business – whether it be big or small. A good idea is only the start. And, once running, the output of product does not guarantee sales. In order to draw in clients, a respectable reputation and interesting story are vital. But if you’re busy with all of the practical matters of managing a company, how can you also create the ideal voice? Enter Public Relations. If it’s a goal of yours to start up a business this year, or to expand the reach of your already established company, investing in a PR firm is the key to success.

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Eating Healthy Again After the Holidays

by Cindy

By Hannah Kaiser

Like so many, I spent the holiday season overindulging in scrumptious foods that, while delicious, were often more fatty, carb-loaded, or sugary than I would like to admit. And while the holidays are a time to gather around a table well endowed with sweets and treats, I’m feeling the weight of all this overeating as the season settles to a close. Ending the year with such a bang is why I believe a number of people make a resolution to be healthier during the New Year. So if you’re feeling like me and want to curb the holiday feasts and indulgences, I’ve compiled a list of healthy recipes you can make to kick start your better eating habits.

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Accomplishing your New Year Resolutions with the best in Housewares

by Cindy

By Hannah Kaiser

While it doesn’t require a new year to improve yourself and the life you’re living, we can’t deny the change in date entices people towards setting goals. This is why many welcome the New Year with a resolution to alter, terminate, or add something into their lives. No matter what it is, change is a challenge, and some people find themselves loosing their motivation by the end of February. 

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