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Dinner in many households means foolproof recipes that families can count on, but those can become bland and boring. Finding new ways to put a twist on meals throughout the week adds fun to time spent in the kitchen while bringing new flavor to the table.

To help reinvigorate traditional weeknight dinners, chef Bobby Flay and Hidden Valley Ranch created the three-part Hidden Valley Ranch Night! series to debut dishes that bring bold flavor to traditional meals, such as these recipes for Ranch Crusted Burgers with Avocado Ranch Sauce and Ranch Seasoned Chicken and Mushroom Quesadillas with Tomato Salsa and Sour Cream. The series will provide a spin on weeknight staples to showcase the simplicity, versatility and zesty flavor of ranch seasoning when used to create family-friendly dinners any night of the week.

Find more information, including series episodes and additional recipes, at hiddenvalley.com/ranch-night.

 

Ranch Crusted Burgers with Avocado Ranch Sauce

Servings: 4

 

Avocado Ranch Sauce:

1/4       cup mayonnaise

1/4       cup sour cream

1          tablespoon well-shaken buttermilk

1/2       teaspoon Hidden Valley Ranch Seasoning

kosher salt

freshly ground…

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Dinner in many households means foolproof recipes that families can count on, but those can become bland and boring. Finding new ways to put a twist on meals throughout the week adds fun to time spent in the kitchen while bringing new flavor to the table.

To help reinvigorate traditional weeknight dinners, chef Bobby Flay and Hidden Valley Ranch created the three-part Hidden Valley Ranch Night! series to debut dishes that bring bold flavor to traditional meals, such as these recipes for Ranch Crusted Burgers with Avocado Ranch Sauce and Ranch Seasoned Chicken and Mushroom Quesadillas with Tomato Salsa and Sour Cream. The series will provide a spin on weeknight staples to showcase the simplicity, versatility and zesty flavor of ranch seasoning when used to create family-friendly dinners any night of the week.

Find more information, including series episodes and additional recipes, at hiddenvalley.com/ranch-night.

 

Ranch Crusted Burgers with Avocado Ranch Sauce

Servings: 4

 

Avocado Ranch Sauce:

1/4       cup mayonnaise

1/4       cup sour cream

1          tablespoon well-shaken buttermilk

1/2       teaspoon Hidden Valley Ranch Seasoning

kosher salt

freshly ground…

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Pasadena’s bird-watching enthusiasts may be unable to gather in-person to mark National Bird Day on Tuesday, but they’ll be treated to more complex and intricate bird songs than ever, as avians have expanded their repertoires to fill the relative quiet created by the pandemic.

As the pandemic stretches on, its impact on bird life is being “widely studied,” according to Pasadena Audubon Society Program Director Lois Brunet.

Based on recent studies, “It seems birds are able to sing more complex songs with wider dynamic ranges now that urban noise is reduced,” she said.

And the change occurred quickly, Brunet added. “They adjusted right away.”

Unfortunately, local birders have been unable to meet up to go bird watching as a group since the start of the pandemic, she said.

“Pasadena Audubon typically runs about 100 field trips a year. These free public events are the heart and soul of our organization,” Brunet said. “New members typically come to us to find others to bird with. It’s the best way to learn about birds and to discover great birding haunts. We’ve of course had to call these off and we all miss the company of other birders.”

Monthly lectures on birds and conservation-related topics continued, but have moved online.

“We’ve had terrific attendance, with the added bonus of reconnecting with old members from out of state,” she said.

The organization’s elementary school Bird Science Program, which previously included two classroom visits and a field trip, has also been adapted to…

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