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Why Mama Flasch’s Salsa is the Perfect Addition to Your Football Watch Party

Football season is here, and that means getting together with friends and family to watch the big game. People are sure to bring their appetites and when you’re hosting a football watch party it’s important that your food spread caters to all of those appetites. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a delicious snack everyone could enjoy? There is, and we’re here to tell you why Mama Flasch’s Salsa is the perfect addition to your football watch party. A Great Tasting Option Everyone is Sure to Enjoy At Mama Flasch’s we believe in a simple principle, fresh, quality ingredients mean fresh, great tasting salsa. From our kitchen to your table, we’re confident that our great tasting salsas will be a hit at your next football watch party, here’s why: They’re Made with Fresh Ingredients- all of our salsa is made in small batches, which means that we ensure only quality ingredients go into our products. We only use fresh, locally sourced vegetables in all of our salsas so the tomatoes, peppers, onions, and garlic meet our standards to give you nothing but the best. It’s Healthy- because our small batch process and the high standards we place on using fresh ingredients, our salsas are free of chemicals and additives. This means they’re low calorie, low in sodium with no sugar added, and full of vitamins A and C. It also means they’re vegetarian and vegan-friendly too. It’s Great in Anything- while chips and salsa are a great tasting, easy no-cook option for any football watch party spread, salsa can liven up any dish. From queso and guacamole to game day chicken taco chili, our salsas are a great addition to any recipe. It can also be added to marinades and dressings for an extra kick. Three Levels of Heat, Three Levels of Flavor- our salsas come in three great tasting flavors, with three levels of heat that are perfect for any palate. Whether it's our mild Gregular or our hot InCindyary salsa for your favorite spice head, we’ve got a flavor for everyone. So the next time you’re looking for a great tasting snack that’s made with quality, fresh ingredients for your football watch party, pick up some Mama Flasch’s salsa. Mama Flasch’s Salsa, the Perfect Addition to Any Game Day Spread At Mama Flasch’s Salsa, we’re committed to providing you with high quality, great tasting salsa. Low in sodium, low calorie, with no sugar added, and packed with vitamins A and C, our salsas are a delicious and healthy alternative to sugary snacks. You can find Mama Flasch’s Salsa in Ohio at Jungle Jim’s, Mackie Meats, The Meat Store; and in Kentucky at the Party Source. You can also buy our salsas on our website, which are available individually or in combo packs featuring all three of our delicious flavors. For great recipes and dinner ideas don’t forget to follow us on Facebook.

How to Make Mama Flasch’s Salsa Fundraiser Work for Your Group

Here at Mama Flasch’s, being part of the community has always been important to us, that’s why we’re committed to giving back. Whether it’s a school fundraiser or other philanthropic event, we’re committed to ensuring your goals are met and your event is a success. We’ve mentioned before tips for successful fundraisers, and with our great salsas helping make yours stand out, here’s how to make Mama Flasch’s salsa fundraiser work for your group. Another Way of Giving Back We’re committed to investing in our community, that’s why we use locally sourced fresh produce in all of our salsas. We also care about sustainability, that’s why our small batch salsas are not just crafted with local ingredients but done in a way to produce as little was as possible. By using Mama Flasch’s salsas at your next fundraiser, you’re not only providing people with a great tasting quality product, you’re providing them with an opportunity to support local small businesses and encourage sustainable practices. When people know that they’re supporting a great cause and their local community, you’re sure to reach your fundraising goals in no time. Healthy Great Tasting Option We’re committed to providing you with a quality product made with fresh ingredients. Because our products only use high-quality natural ingredients and are free of preservatives, this means that our salsas are full of antioxidant-rich ingredients and offer other great health benefits. Knowing that you’re invested in providing them with a heart-healthy, fat-free option that’s low in sodium, is sure to make a positive impact on your patrons. In addition to being healthy, our salsas offer three levels of heat, making them perfect for any audience. It also means you’ll be providing your audience with a focused campaign that provides them with three delicious options. Salsa is more than just a dip, enjoy it with chips or veggies or add it to your favorite taco or chili recipe, it’s a great way to add flavor to any meal.  Whether it’s our mild Gregular or InCindyary hot salsa, you’re sure to see results. We’re with You Every Step of the Way We’re proud of where we’re from, in fact, we’re so proud every label of Mama Flasch’s salsa brags that we’re Ohio Proud. Loving where you’re from also means helping make it a great place to live, that’s why when you partner with us for your next fundraiser, you get a team passionate about the mission and committed to success. If you’re interested in seeing the positive impact Mama Flasch’s salsa can have on your next fundraiser, contact us. We’d love to hear how we can help you reach your fundraising goals.

The 8 Things You Must Do for a Successful Dinner Party

If you're planning to host a dinner party and want to ensure that the evening is a complete success for everyone who attends, here are the eight most important things to do:   Pick the Right Group   Choose friends who get along well and have similar interests or other things in common. If you’re looking to spice things up with a wildcard invitee or two, make sure they'll fit in and won't make the rest of your guests uncomfortable.   Go with What You Know   Make dishes you’ve whipped up at least once or twice before the big event. If you’re used to cooking a specific casserole, practice making it in a larger, party-worthy size. The reason is sometimes volume can affect cooking time.   Try Something New   While you'll want to follow the tip above and utilize recipes you know well for most of the evening's food, this event is the perfect opportunity to sharpen your skills by trying one new recipe. If you need some inspiration, our Salsa Stories page has a lot of really yummy options.   Check Your Inventory Ahead of Time   Make sure you have all necessary accouterments, including serving dishes, wine glasses, extra plates and dessert forks, the weekend before the party. This will prevent you from ending up in a position where you’re rushing around the day of the party trying to buy or borrow them.   Do the Hard Work First   Try to get as much prep work as possible out of the way ahead of time. Go with recipes that include instructions on how to plan ahead and mention what can be prepared up to a day or two early. Two easy tricks are to chop veggies the day before the party and to make baked desserts a few days prior to the big event.   Clean As You Go   It might seem like a pain at the moment, but it’s usually a good idea to wash pots and pans as you finish using them. That way, you won’t have a scary pile of dirty dishes at the end of the night.   Delegate   Ask reliable friends to contribute to the meal by bringing desserts, drinks or side dishes. If party-goers ask how they can help, good options to delegate include slicing citrus fruit for cocktails, filling water glasses or doing some other easy but helpful task.   Dim the Lights   Low light will put everyone at ease and create an intimate atmosphere that's perfect for lots of great conversation. Turn down harsh overhead lights and light some candles. Christmas lights are always a good option too if you want something a little more festive.

3 Steps to Hosting the Perfect Game Night

If you want to have a ton of fun by hosting a game night, we have the 3 steps you need to make it a perfect game night:   Pick the Right Games   Although this may sound obvious, the reason we wanted to cover it is many people think they have to only play a single game during the night. While some games can take that long to finish, many others go much faster. So if you want to maximize everyone's fun, don't hesitate to cycle through multiple games.   As you're considering which games you want to pick, there are three main categories available. Parlor games are first. This category includes Bunco, How's Yours and Mafia. Board games are second. These can vary a lot in length. Great options to consider for a game night are Apples to Apples, Say Anything and Wits & Wagers.   Electronic games are the last category you may want to include an option from. A few picks that work really well for groups are Catch Phrase, Scene It TV Edition, and Wii Carnival Games. Keep in mind that you don't necessarily have to make these picks on your own. It can be really enjoyable to get everyone involved by voting as a group ahead of time.   Create a Theme   Once you know which games are going to be played during the evening, one step you can take to really make your night memorable is to create a theme. While there aren't any rules you have to follow in regards to the theme you choose, an easy but really fun one to go with is creating a type of casino environment.   Want to make a great table runner that goes perfectly with this type of gaming theme? All you need to do is arrange playing cards on a sheet of paper, make several color copies and then tape them together. This will give you the perfect decoration for your dining-room table.   Serve Delicious Food   No game night is going to be complete without really delicious food. If you want to get inspired, our Salsa Stories blog is a great place to start! We have a wide range of recipes that work perfectly for this type of event, including a Beef and Scottsome Heat Skillet, Sloppy Joe's and Salas & Pasta dish.

Beef and Scottsome Heat Skillet Recipe

We all know that cooking at home is a great idea. Not only can it help your family save money, but it also gives you control over the calories and ingredients that everyone eats. While the benefits of cooking at home are clear, that doesn't mean it's always easy to do. Given how busy most households are, trying to come up with tasty ideas, make them and then clean up can feel like an overwhelming burden. Fortunately, just a little bit of planning can make things much easier. By finding recipes like the one we're going to share, your family can enjoy all the benefits of cooking at home without feeling like you're trying to tackle too much. That's because you can easily get all the necessary ingredients, prep and cook in less than thirty minutes, along with only having a single pan to wash after everyone is done eating. What You Need for the Beef and Scottsome Heat Skillet A pound of lean ground beef is at the core of this recipe. You'll also want a can of red kidney beans and can of whole kernel corn, both undrained. Combine this with an 8 ounce can of tomato sauce, 2 teaspoons of chili powder, 1.5 cups of Original Bisquick mix, a half cup of milk and a half cup of the shredded cheese of your choice (we recommend Colby-Monterey Jack). You'll also want to grab a jar of our Scottsome Heat salsa and then use two cups of it in the dish for really delicious flavor. How to Make This Yummy Recipe As we mentioned above, this is a recipe that's very easy to clean up. What's also quite appealing about it is how easy it is to make. Start by cooking the beef over medium heat. Once it's brown, drain and then stir in the kidney beans, corn, tomato sauce, 1 of the chili powder teaspoons and the Scottsome Heat salsa. With a second bowl, create a soft dough by stirring the Bisquick mix, teaspoon of chili powder and milk. You can then drop spoonfuls of it on top of the beef. Finish the recipe by covering the skillet and allowing it to cook for around twenty minutes. Sprinkle on the cheese after those twenty minutes and let it melt for a few more minutes. Then you'll be able to enjoy all the tasty goodness of this recipe with your family! By following those simple steps, you'll be able to make a great dish that packs a lot of flavor. We hope you give this recipe a try soon and that your whole family enjoys it! And if you have other tasty recipes that are easy to make and clean up, we'd love for you to share them with us!
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Mama Flasch’s Tailgating Sloppy Joe Recipe

There are several reasons why tailgating is so much fun. One of those reasons is delicious food. If you're hosting a tailgate or just want to bring something delicious to the one you're attending, we highly recommend sloppy joes. Not only is this a really tasty option, but it's quite easy to prep and can be enjoyed in several different ways. If that all sounds great, keep reading to learn exactly what you need, as well as how to best prep this dish.   5 Ingredients for Sloppy Joes   Even if you need to make this dish ASAP, you'll be able to quickly gather up what you need. The first ingredient is 1 pound of ground beef. Next is 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) of condensed tomato soup, undiluted. You'll also need 1 tablespoon of brown sugar.   The fourth ingredient is salsa. Depending on how much kick you want to give your sloppy joes, you can go with our Gregular, Scottsome Heat or InCindyary fresh salsa. And finally, you'll want a pack of 8 hamburger buns. This amount of ingredients will make eight servings, so you may want to double or even triple depending on the size of the tailgate.   Make Delicious Sloppy Joes in Just 20 Minutes   Once you've grabbed the above ingredients, you'll want to put the pound of beef in a large skillet. Cook on medium heat until it's no longer pink. Drain the skillet, then stir in the tomato soup, brown sugar and salsa. Then all you need to do is cover the skillet and let the ingredients simmer together for ten minutes.   If you're wondering how to keep your sloppy joes nice and hot prior to serving them at the tailgate, you can use an insulated food carrier. Another option is to transform a standard cooler into hot storage. Simply wrap bricks in heavy-duty aluminum foil and heat them in the oven at 300 degrees for around 20 minutes. Line the bottom of the cooler with dish towels and carefully place the bricks in an even row inside the cooler. Then place the container with your sloppy joes on top of the hot wrapped bricks. You can keep everything in place with more rolled up towels.   We hope you enjoy making and sharing this recipe! If you have any other favorite ways to enjoy our salsa while tailgating, be sure to send us your recipe through our salsa stories page.  

How to Throw the Best Tailgating Party

    Set the start time for your tailgate for about four hours before the game. This will give everyone time to actually show up and socialize. Then you can serve your main courses around two hours prior to kickoff. Following this schedule will provide plenty of time for setting up, having fun and then cleaning up.   Planning on serving kebabs? Save yourself time by skewering and marinating them the night before. This will also maximize their flavor. Burger patties are another food you can easily prep the night before your tailgating party. Once they're shaped, you can pack them between sheets of wax paper. You can also slice and pack any toppings you want to serve with the burgers.   Since you're probably going to have multiple coolers, be sure to label each one with what's inside. This will make it easy for guests to know which ones to open. For coolers that are full of beverages, freeze water bottles and use the bottles as ice. This will save you from needing to dump out the coolers later. It will also provide extra hydration later in the day.   Although you and your guests will have an absolute blast tailgating, the fun will eventually have to come to an end. When it does, you'll want to have a large plastic tub handy. Having the tub lined with a garbage bag will make it easy to throw in any dirty items that you need to dispose of.   Need to keep food warm? A cool hack is to take a regular cooler, put hot bricks wrapped in foil inside of it and then use this container for any items that you want to keep warm.   One way to take your tailgating game to the next level is by converting the back of your car into a fully-stocked bar. All you need is a set of shelves, and then you can use this space to have fun options like Bloody Marys ready for your guests.   In addition to the main food you plan to serve, it's important to have plenty of tasty snacks. Salsa is a great choice thanks to all the different ways you can use and enjoy it. We're always sharing our favorite ideas, so be sure to scroll through our salsa blog if you need any inspiration.  
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3 Healthy Snacks You Can Enjoy While Trying New Things with Salsa

One of the things that makes salsa so great is there are lots of different ways to enjoy it. And when you choose any of Mama Flasch's delicious salsas, which are made with fresh ingredients, you get to enjoy the amazing flavor without worrying about overdoing it on calories. Since the fresh nature of our salsas make them perfect for guilt-free snacking, we want to share three different ideas for creating snacks that are just as healthy as they are yummy: Homemade Hummus   Hummus has a reputation for being a healthy way to enjoy flavorful snacking. What you may not realize is you can combine this option with any heat of salsa for an even more delicious experience. Best of all, it's surprisingly easy to make hummus from scratch.   All you need is 1 can of garbanzo beans, 3/4 cup of Mama Flasch's salsa, a dash of cumin, 2 cloves of garlic, 2 tablespoons of minced onion, 1/2 cup of olive oil, 1 tablespoon of tahini and 1 leaf of cilantro. Simply combine all of these ingredients in a food processor and pulse. Then you can put your homemade hummus in the fridge until you're ready to enjoy it. Combine with pita chips or the crunchy snack of your choice, and you'll have a delicious option that's easy to share. Scrambled Eggs with Salsa   A scenario we can all relate to is being at home on a Saturday or Sunday. It's mid-morning, and you want something filling to eat but don't feel like making an entire meal. This is the perfect opportunity to whip up scrambled eggs. Not only does this option have quite a bit of protein to keep you full, but you can make it very quickly with minimal mess. And by adding Mama Flasch's salsa, you'll get to enjoy the really awesome flavor. Lettuce Wraps with Salsa   Another common scenario we've all experienced is being at home for lunch or dinner. While you do want a meal, you'd prefer to keep it on the lighter side. Lettuce wraps are an awesome choice for this type of snack meal. In addition to being easy to make, you can put anything from chicken to fish to turkey in them. This can be a tasty and smart way to use leftovers. If you have any avocado in your fridge, it goes great on lettuce wraps as well. For the finishing touch, add Mama Flasch's salsa to tie all the flavors in your wrap together.   We hope that you enjoy trying out these different healthy salsa snacks! And if you have your own version of a healthy snack that's packed with lots of flavor, be sure to share it with us through our salsa stories page.

Which Beers Complement Mama Flasch’s Salsas the Best?

If you've read any of our previous posts or tried our salsas, we want to say a big thanks for your support! You've probably also noticed that we're all about great flavors. Whether you're having a snack or full meal, it's always great to have a truly tasty experience. In addition to the food you're eating, what you drink along with your food can have a big impact on the overall experience.   Since the drink you choose for some snacks and meals may be beer, we want to share a few suggestions on options that complement our salsa flavors really well:   On the Light Side   Let's say you're using Mama Flasch's salsa to make a lighter dish like fish tacos. Since these types of dishes are quite bright and light, you'll want a beer with the same profile. Three great Mexican beers to consider are Pacifico, Corona and Tecate. However, those aren't the only directions you can go. Plenty of people love pairing this type of meal with a hefeweizen or a Belgian witbier. What's great about these beers is they're able to pack a lot of complexity into something that's still quite light.   Crisp and Rich   If you're getting into the territory of a meal like carnitas or fajitas, you get to enjoy flavors that are quite crisp and rich. The types of beers that go especially well with dishes in this category are American brown ales, amber lagers, and dark lagers.   Extra Spicy   Do you like a lot of spice? Then our InCindyary Hot Salsa is the perfect match for your taste buds. What's great about our recipe is it provides a nice, slow burn. So, what kind of beer can match up with the strong flavor profile that an extra spicy dish is going to bring? The general rule of thumb is to go with a malty beer. For a brighter dish that's extra spicy, try a paler beer like helles, witbier or a less-hoppy American blonde ale. And if your extra spicy dish falls into the richer category, Irish red ale or bock are great picks.   Creamy   For a dish that includes salsa and a creamy topping like guacamole or sour cream, you can't go wrong with a super hoppy beer. Your taste buds will thank you for pairing an American pale ale or IPA.   If you have any other favorite beers that you like to enjoy in conjunction with our small batch salsas, we'd love to hear from you. It's easy to reach us by email or social media on our contact page.
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5 Reasons Small Businesses Should Work Together on Promotion

  In 2010, American Express sponsored Small Business Saturday. Held at the end of November, the purpose of this event was to remind consumers that in addition to the Black Friday and Cyber Monday promotions run by big box retailers, small businesses rely on the holiday season to boost their sales as well. The event was a big success and has grown every year since, with a huge amount of awareness generated through efforts like the #shopsmall hashtag.   So, why does a huge corporation like American Express spend time helping small businesses? Many of these businesses use one or more of AMEX's products, which is why American Express sees a lot of value in working together. This is a great lesson for all small businesses and one that should inspire them to work with each other.   Since there's a lot to be said for a rising tide lifting all boats, we want to spotlight five different reasons small businesses can gain a lot by working together to promote their services and products: Increased Exposure   The first big benefit of working with other small businesses is the opportunity to get your services or products in front of a greater number of potential customers. By choosing businesses that have similar customers to your own, you'll be able to create really powerful synergy for everyone involved. Plenty to Go Around   Unless you're talking about a direct competitor, the benefits that go along with working together with other small businesses far outweigh any drawbacks. More Effective   Working collaboratively with other small businesses provides an opportunity to pool resources. This means all the businesses involved will get more out of whatever they invest. From marketing campaigns to giveaways, having multiple parties involved means a greater ROI for all. Greater Reach   There's only so much that your business can do on its own. However, when you work with one or more other businesses, you immediately have a way to amplify your efforts. For example, if you run a collaborative campaign on Facebook, having more parties involved means the ability to share more, which will translate to getting in front of many more prospects. Lots of Opportunities   Thanks to the availability of social media and other marketing channels, it's easier than ever for small businesses to work together. If you want to see just how easy and beneficial this kind of collaboration can be, contact Mama Flasch now so we can discuss opportunities for our small business to work together with yours!