Category: Christmas

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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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!

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How to Create a Turducken

Making a turducken is a labor-intensive, and—many would say—an advanced culinary technique.

So for those who want to satisfy their idle curiosity, here’s how a turducken is put together. For intrepid culinary explorers, a DIY turducken is an epicurean adventure and challenge on the scale of making Peking duck in a home kitchen.

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The Twelve Days of Meatmas

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On the twelfth day of Meatmas
my true love sent to me:

12 Turkey Drumsticks
11 Porterhouses
10 Loin of Lamb Chops
9 Osso Buco
8 Braised Briskets
7 Baby Back Ribs
6 Pounds of Bacon
5 Legs of Lamb
4 Scaloppine
3 Frenched Racks
2 Tenderloins
some short ribs in a confit.

Sausage in Profile: Apple Cinnamon-Spice Sausage

While the concept of sausage is simple, thousands of variations can be found throughout the world. Sausages can be fresh, cured, smoked, or cooked. They are made of beef, pork, veal, chicken, and more. And they can include myriad ingredients, from spices and herbs to fruits, vegetables, and cheeses—and even liquids such as beer, whiskey, or blood. Our “Sausage in Profile” series aims to introduce you to different types of sausage—their flavor profiles, histories, and uses—from familiar favorites to unique finds.

Whether you want a juicy sausage to enjoy on the grill while you still can, or if you’re looking for a way to bring on the flavors of fall, we have the answer for you: Lobel’s Apple Cinnamon-Spice Sausage.

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Your Complete Holiday Roast Resource

At this time of year, it seems that everyone is planning for that big holiday dinner. Some of the most frequent questions we get are about rib roasts: How big? How many servings? How long to roast? What temperature?

So we’ve assembled just about everything we could think of to tell you about planning and preparing one of our rib roasts for your holiday extravaganza.
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‘Tis the Season for Holiday Parties

We think one of the best ways to capture the holiday spirit is to throw a party.

It’s your opportunity to shine—literally. Your home dressed to the nines, punctuated with the aromas and sights of the season.  The candles, the colors, the lights, swags of pine outlining your windows and banisters, and the sounds of carols on the speakers transform your home into a holiday wonderland.

What better way to rejoice than with family, friends, neighbors, and work associates than gathering together for the comfort of the hearth and a splendid array of special holiday foods and treats.  As a host, take a bow for creating an atmosphere of celebration and cordiality—and for making so many so happy.

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Kicking up the “Wow!” Factor

Keeping it simple is a good strategy for everyday cooking. But when holidays come around, a great host really goes all out for family and friends. You want to serve a meal to remember. And that means taking the extra step, going the extra mile. We’ve put together some ideas that are a feast for the eyes as well as the palate.
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