Category: Holidays

Wedding & Anniversary Foodie Gift Guide

The wedding bells are ringing. Your foodie friends are tying the knot and we know the perfect gifts. Surprise them with an unexpected gift that will tantalize their taste buds and send them off into delicious wedded bliss.

Rather than relying on a registry, check out our list of decadent non-traditional wedding gifts and anniversary presents for all of the gourmands on your gift list.

Gift

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What is Dad’s Steak Personality?

In the butcher shop, we’re often asked, “What’s your best steak?” or “Which steak should I give as a gift for Father’s Day?”

They seem like simple questions, but aren’t so simple to answer. To be honest, when it comes to USDA Prime, Natural Prime, and American Wagyu Beef, every steak is a great steak.

Plus, everyone has their own favorite qualities in a steak. Do you prefer a steak that’s tender in texture and mild in flavor? Or bursting with beefy flavor and toothsome texture? Do you prefer the nutty richness of a dry-aged steak? Do you like the ease of a boneless cut or the added flavor of a bone-in selection?

And when selecting a steak for Father’s Day, it comes down to this: What is Dad’s steak personality?

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6 Ways to Indulge Mom this Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is just around the corner. If anyone deserves being indulged, it’s a mom. Whether she’s your mother, wife, sister, grandmother, or friend, we all know a mom who could use a little luxury to make her feel appreciated.

That’s why we put together this list—to help you pamper a mom who deserves it. Here are 6 ways you can indulge Mom this Mother’s Day! Which way will you indulge her this year?

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How to Take Your Easter Ham to the Next Level

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.

And the crowning touch to any magnificent ham is a complementary glaze that counterbalances the fundamental flavors of a smoked ham. It is the point of departure that distinguishes one ham from the next.

Photo courtesy of National Pork Board. For more information about pork, visit PorkBeInspired.com.

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Make Valentine’s Day Theatrical with these 6 “Dinner & a Movie” Pairings

Dinner and a movie—it’s a classic date-night combination. But when Valentine’s Day rolls around, the occasion calls for something a little more intentional. Why not pair a carefully selected movie with a dish inspired by it—a dish that makes an appearance in the movie?

This list of 6 dinner and movie pairings covers the gamut of dining options from decadent to casual, and includes a wide variety of movies too. Which combo would you pick this February 14th?

Couple Sharing Wine

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7 Gifts You Both Can Enjoy this Valentine’s Day

This Valentine’s Day get your partner a gift you both can enjoy. We’ve put together a list of some of our favorite gifts that two can share!

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T-Roy Cooks: A Tale of Two Nachos

When it comes to “big game”-day spreads, the most successful are all about variety and abundance. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that every single offering is different. Rather, take a single concept and vary the theme to create multiple dishes, but with a lot less time and labor.

Our good friend Troy of YouTube channel “T-Roy Cooks” takes this point home by creating two different types of nachos to excite the palates of his guests.

Hanger Steak Nachos

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6 Recipes to Try in 2017

One of the best ways to celebrate the beginning of a new year is with a delicious home-cooked meal. And what better way to warm up in chilly January than with comfort food? We’ve rounded up 6 of our favorite comfort food recipes you have to try in 2017.

Osso Buco

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9 Cuts to Try in 2017

The start of a new year is the perfect time to think about expanding your culinary horizons. Reflect on delicious meals past and imagine what your dining future holds.

Are there new cuisines you want to try, a unique dish you’re seeking out, or cuts of meat you’ve never had?

Let us help kick-start your 2017 culinary to-do list with these 9 must-try cuts from our butcher shop. It’s a collection of extravagant indulgences, lesser-known cuts, and unique variations of traditional favorites.

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5 Best Video Recipes for Christmas Dinner

Rib Roast

Sometimes, good ole’ stand-by recipes are great go-to solutions. But sometimes—like at the holidays—you need to pull out all the stops with an amazing new recipe!

No need to worry if you’re still finalizing your Christmas menu and haven’t found that wow-factor centerpiece for your holiday dinner yet. Because we’ve put together 5 of our favorite mouth-watering recipes that will be perfect for your family’s Christmas dinner this year.

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