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Baja Fish Tacos – Light & Healthy

I’ll be honest, the thought of fish tacos always scared me a bit growing up. I love fish, and I love tacos, but the combination of the two didn’t sound appealing to me. It wasn’t until a couple years ago that I finally had my first taste – I have been missing out on these my entire life, and I’m still kicking myself! That’s ok though, … Continue reading Baja Fish Tacos – Light & Healthy

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Fire Roasted Corn on the Cob

A group of us from Poly-Wood traveled to Michigan for a photo shoot last week, and we figured we wouldn’t be true Indiana natives if we didn’t enjoy some corn during our stay. Since we were planning to have a campfire, we decided to try out a simple camping recipe: Fire Roasted Corn on the Cob. Although there are many ways to dress up corn, we opted for … Continue reading Fire Roasted Corn on the Cob

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Cooking with Kids: Dirt Pudding

They say “you are what you eat”– and if that’s the case, my kids are giant sugar sticks, with beautiful hair (my wife is a cosmetologist so I have to say that). When the marketing team was looking for ideas to celebrate National Gummy Worm Day (yes, this is a real day that they insisted on celebrating), Dirt Pudding was the favorite. They asked if my kids would … Continue reading Cooking with Kids: Dirt Pudding

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Caramel Chicken – A Tried & True Recipe

This Caramel Chicken recipe is a favorite in my house.  Anytime it’s made, there never seems to be enough for everyone.  With a mix of salty, sweet, and spicy, it’s sure to be a hit anywhere it’s served. To start it off, you want to make the sauce first. Whisk together the brown sugar (dark brown is best for this recipe, it’s a deeper flavor), … Continue reading Caramel Chicken – A Tried & True Recipe

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Winter Squash Carbonara with Pancetta and Sage

It’s winter, and in the winter is there really anything more satisfying than a big, warm, plate of pasta?   While trying to find a recipe that utilized in-season ingredients, I discovered this great take on a carbonara via epicurious.com.  A carbonara is an Italian pasta dish that originated in Rome and is based on eggs, cheese, bacon, and black pepper with pasta.  This dish uses … Continue reading Winter Squash Carbonara with Pancetta and Sage

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How to Bocce

How to Bocce We here at Poly-Wood are a competitive bunch. From golf leagues to ugly Christmas sweater contests, or even challenges for who can eat 6 saltine crackers in 60 seconds (only me at this point) — we enjoy pitting ourselves against our fellow co-workers in friendly competitions. However, the most prestigious and fiercely fought competition here at our Syracuse HQ is the Annual … Continue reading How to Bocce

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Cauliflower Steaks w/Lentils

This recipe is one of my favorites because it’s not only incredibly healthy, but it’s also incredibly delicious! The first time I made this at home, there was a slight misunderstanding. When I said, “we’re having cauliflower steaks for dinner,” my significant other heard, “steaks for dinner.” Needless to say there was a bit of disappointment when he saw cauliflower come out of the oven instead of beef. … Continue reading Cauliflower Steaks w/Lentils

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Refreshing Watermelon Salsa Recipe

One of my favorite things about summer is that it’s watermelon season. There’s nothing more refreshing than enjoying a giant bowl of watermelon on a hot, humid Indiana day (well… besides sipping on wine slushies, but who says you can’t do both?) Growing up, I had a sixth sense of knowing when my mom was cutting up a watermelon – I joke that I can … Continue reading Refreshing Watermelon Salsa Recipe

Amazingly Delicious Taqueria Style Carne Asada Tacos RECIPE from the POLYWOOD Blog

Taqueria Style Carne Asada Tacos

Fun fact, carne asada not only translates to “grilled meat” but the phrase carne asada can also be used to describe a large social event. This couldn’t be more fitting considering how big of a hit these taquería-style tacos have been here in the POLYWOOD kitchen.  In fact, we purchased 6 lbs of steak to make these tacos and before I could finish my own plate … Continue reading Taqueria Style Carne Asada Tacos

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DIY Eco-Friendly Party Favors

We’ve all seen the mismatched tea cups, mugs, and various ceramic items at second-hand shops and neighborhood garage sales. Most of us aren’t looking for an eclectic mix of tableware, so it’s not likely that these items will find a home…unless they can be repurposed into something new. All you need for this eco-friendly party favor is: an assortment of unique “pots” cactus blend potting mix … Continue reading DIY Eco-Friendly Party Favors