Category: Entertaining

All Things Super for Game Day!

Super Sunday is quickly approaching! Whether you’re looking for general tips on what to serve, football party menus, how to make the perfect burger patties for your guests, or if you want to know what the Lobel family likes to do for the big game day—we’ve got you covered! All of our articles related to creating a memorable  Super Sunday are now in one place.

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Meatballs: Beyond Spaghetti

Every once in a while a good old favorite comfort food gets “rediscovered” and becomes the latest retro-hip trend.  Meatballs are currently enjoying such a comeback. And we couldn’t be more thrilled. Perhaps they aren’t as pretty as trendy cupcakes, but they are delicious comfort food in a bite-sized package. (more…)

Everything Thanksgiving

In many American families, Thanksgiving is the biggest and grandest meal of the year. Traditions abound, from what is served and what dishes are used to who sits where during the meal. Over the years, we’ve offered our customers a lot of advice about Thanksgiving dinner preparation. So here is a round-up of past posts for your Thanksgiving-dinner-cooking convenience!

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Fall Finger-Foods: Inspiration for Spooky Starters

Whether you’re hosting a Halloween get-together or looking to feed your family with festive fun finger-foods before they head out for a night of tricks and treats, check out our new board on Pinterest for some inspiration! (more…)

The Flavors of Summer

From buttery corn on the cob to cool mint mojitos, favorite summertime foods abound. This collection of summer-inspired flavors is sure to whet your appetite. We’ve included all the summertime classics, from basic preparations like pasta primavera, to unexpected treats like grilled balsamic strawberries!
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Ask the Butcher: How are you celebrating Independence Day?

The next big holiday is the Fourth of July. It’s one of those holidays where everyone seems to be outside, enjoying the weather, having parties, and watching fireworks. We asked the Lobels how they plan to spend this summertime holiday.


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Tabletop Searing: Mission Accomplished

From apartment dwellers to the inveterate griller who wants a grill at the ready whenever and wherever, charcoal tabletop grills, like Weber’s Smokey Joe, are ideal for a day at the beach, an off-road adventure, tailgating in a stadium parking lot, or a picnic in the park. They are a practical solution anywhere a full-size grill is impractical.

Small size is a distinct advantage when you’re talking about travel worthiness. However, it’s a disadvantage when you want a fire hot enough to handle searing effectively.

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Easter Ham: A Feast for All the Senses

Along with the first blooming crocus, the sighting of the first robin, pro baseball training camps, and the tapping of maple trees for their sap, an Easter ham is one of the most celebrated and classic signs of spring.

In days gone by, hams were cured, smoked, and dried by hanging in the fall, wintering over until early spring when the first emerging hams were brought to table.
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How To: Pan-Roast a Steak Video

When you start with a great raw steak, any way you choose to do it, you’ll wind up with a great-tasting cooked steak. In this video, Mark Lobel walks you through how to pan roast a steak. Pan roasting is a two-stage method incorporating high-heat searing on the stove top and lower-temperature finishing in the oven. A steak seared in a hot pan develops an intensely flavorful caramelized crust that seals in juices that simply burst in your mouth with every bite.

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Super Menus for Super Sunday

It seems like everyone we know has football fever and is gearing up for the big game.

If you’re looking to create a memorable spread for Super Sunday, why not try one of our exciting menus for your game-day entertaining. Use the whole menu, or pick and choose the recipes that you like. Just click on the menu name below for the full recipes and links to specific ingredients.

No matter what your party style, one of these menus is sure to please your hungry crowd of football fans. (more…)

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