Category: Holidays

Your Guide to Planning and Hosting the Ultimate Backyard Bash

July 4th is just around the corner! Will you be hosting a celebration for Independence Day?

We know how much planning and preparation goes into hosting a gathering of any size. To help ease the burden, we’ve compiled our best resources to help you plan and execute an amazing summer celebration.

Backyard Entertaining


Try these New Video Recipes to Impress Your Valentine!

When it comes to romantic occasions, your sweetheart is guaranteed to be impressed if you put the time and effort into a delicious, intimate, candlelit dinner at home.

Nothing shows your affections better than the attention required to craft the perfect menu and attend to every detail of a lovingly prepared meal.

To inspire you, we’ve asked some of our friends on YouTube to create an amazing entree worthy of this romantic holiday using product from our online butcher shop. What they’ve come up with are some really drool-worthy preparations.

Check out these all-new videos (below) and get inspired for your best Valentine’s Day dinner yet!


Cut of the Month: Rack of Lamb

The Lobel family of Lobel’s Prime Meats in Manhattan and Lobel’s of New York online butcher shop are fourth- and fifth-generation butchers. With our Cut of the Month series, we will bring you their wealth of knowledge and expertise on specific cuts of meat, including their unique characteristics, preparation methods, and how to select the best cut.

Mild and delicate, Lobel’s Frenched Rack of Lamb is exquisite. It is a sophisticated roast that makes a beautiful presentation and is easy to carve.

At 24 ounces, it’s the perfect cut for two to share. And since Valentine’s Day is almost here, we’ve selected Rack of Lamb as this month’s Cut of the Month.

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Culinary DIY: Sweetheart Steak

When you mean “I love you,” say it with steak

Here’s a delight for the eye as well as the palate: The Sweetheart Steak—a boneless rib or strip steak butterflied into the shape of a heart. As you might imagine this is a popular presentation for birthdays, anniversaries and, of course, Valentine’s Day.

And while you can have one of Lobel’s master butchers butterfly a steak for you, here are DIY instructions to butterfly at home.


Spice Up Thanksgiving: T-Roy Cooks Show You How

If you want to do Thanksgiving Cajun-style, Troy is the man for the job. In this video, T-Roy Cooks shows how to cook a Lobel’s All-Natural Thanksgiving Turkey on the grill—yes, that’s right, turkey on the grill.

But even if you aren’t into a Cajun-style bird, you can still use this tutorial. Simply skip the flavor injection step and Troy shows you how to grill your Thanksgiving turkey, bringing the flavor of smoke and flame to your holiday table.


Culinary DIY: Compound Butter

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Butter makes everything better, right? Spreading some on a freshly baked roll, adding a pat to a muffin that’s hot out of the oven, slathering it on toasted cornbread—or just about any baked good.

Did you know you can even make butter better? Try making a compound butter. You might have tasted a delicious concoction in some form or another at a restaurant. A compound butter is very simply butter with a few additional ingredients that can enhance the flavor of whatever you’re making.

Think it would be too difficult to create at home? It’s not!


Spice Explorer: Poultry Seasoning


Do you find yourself using the same spices and herbs over and over again? Want to get exotic? You don’t have to fly around the planet to get that experience. You can do it right in your own kitchen. With Spice Explorer, we’re taking you on a trip, a journey of palate-pleasing discoveries. Every culture has certain flavor characteristics that make its cuisine unique, distinctive, identifiable. Inject your cooking with new life and new flavors from around the world with Lobel’s Spice Explorer. Buckle up! Here we go!

Home Savory Home: Poultry Seasoning

Each of our brains is wired to make strong associations among smell, memory, and emotion. In part, we develop these associations at a young age when we experience things for the first time. It is a powerful force that can instantaneously transport us out of the moment.

You could be anywhere at any time, and in the blink of an eye you smell something wafting through the air … it is familiar … you are a kid again … and you feel all warm and fuzzy … or it could strike fear in your heart.

The Perfect Hot Breakfast to Start Your Thanksgiving Day

Let us take you for a moment to your kitchen on Thanksgiving morning…

Picture it: You’re busy in the kitchen. The menu is set and preparations are underway: turkey, potatoes, stuffing, vegetables… you’re peeling, seasoning, mixing, measuring… and in the midst of all this, your family sits down to a hearty breakfast of eggs, potatoes, and bacon.

It fuels you up and powers you through the morning so that you can get the holiday dinner on the table in spectacular fashion and with a smile on your face.

Sound impossible? It’s not!

With just a little bit of pre-planning, you can have a delicious breakfast that will tide your family over as they wait for the main event. This make-ahead casserole goes into your slow-cooker the night before. Then you wake up to a deliciously smoky, cheesy, hearty breakfast to get Thanksgiving Day off to a great start!

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3 Delicious Recipes to Celebrate Spring Holidays

Spring is almost here! We see the tell-tale signs—the weather is getting warmer, the foliage is getting greener, and it’s almost time for Easter and Passover. The most memorable way to celebrate these spring holidays is with family, friends, and great food. We’ve compiled 3 great recipes for oh-so-perfect springtime dishes for your holiday feasts.


Culinary DIY: Queso

Queso, which is Spanish for cheese, is an appetizer of melted cheeses and peppers. Queso is typically served as a sauce for nachos in Tex-Mex restaurants. Want to wow your guests with a homemade version of this restaurant-style appetizer? We’ll walk you through the steps for a seriously good queso!

Culinary DIY: Queso


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