Category: Holidays

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


Ask the Butcher: How do you make Valentine’s Day romantic?

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Whether you enjoy a romantic dinner with your significant other or spend the day with family and close friends, Valentine’s Day is about celebrating and enjoying the love in your life. We asked the Lobels how they make the day special and to share with us their recommendations for a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner.



Cut of the Month: Sweetheart Steak

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.

Try searching anywhere else for this cut and you won’t find it–it’s a Lobel’s exclusive! The Sweetheart Steak is a 20-ounce boneless strip steak or boneless rib steak that has been butterflied into the shape of a heart.


Foam on the Range: Cooking with Beer

You can do a whole lot more with beer than just drink it.

In fact, Men’s Health Magazine cites a total of 31 uses for beer, none of which have anything to do with tossing one down the hatch, yet 8 of which have to do with cooking—if you count the one about scaling fish (with the bottle cap, not the brew).



Culinary DIY: Salsa

Salsa, which is literally translated as the Spanish word for “sauce,” can take many forms. Salsa roja uses cooked tomatoes, while salsa cruda, pico de gallo, and salsa fresca use all raw ingredients. Salsa verde calls for tomatillos and is a delightful green color. And these are just a few of the many variations.
Prepared salsas sold in jars in the United States are always cooked to lengthen their shelf life so they can be sold in grocery stores and markets.
However, once you’ve tried fresh, homemade salsa, practically no mass-produced, jarred variety can compare. Here we show you how to make a chunky pico de gallo.


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