A dinner party wouldn’t be complete without a few appetizers laying around for your guests to nibble on. Your easiest bet is to put together a diverse, yummy cheese board that will not only satisfy everyone’s taste buds, but will also give you more time to socialize with your friends, instead of keeping you in the kitchen.
Stumped about what to include on your cheese board? Here are some quick tips:
Have a variety of soft & hard cheeses
Include goat’s, sheep’s, and cow’s milk cheeses
Lay out a few of these American-made cheese knives that you can use with any variety of cheese. No one will wonder “which cheese knife do I use for which cheese?”
Arrange slices of a yummy baguette on the side
Add a few more accoutrements such as fresh or dried fruits, quince paste, nuts, cured meats, olives, etc.
Pizza used to be pretty basic, but not these days. It can be quite a versatile dish. From gluten-free crusts, to cauliflower crusts and plant-based meats and cheeses, the possibilities are endless for people who follow even the strictest of diets. So this week, during National Pizza Week, it’s time to celebrate this wonderful pie.
But what if you don’t want to make it all from scratch? What if your local pizza joint just doesn’t make it exactly like you want? Then turn to your freezer and pull out your favorite ready-made pizza and glam it up with extra toppings- fresh tomatoes, olive oil, extra cheese, whatever you can find!
Artisan toppings can turn that boring frozen pizza into something way more delicious and enjoyable than just a plain ol’ slice of cheese pizza.
After you patiently wait for it to bake, grab your American-made pizza cutter and you’ll easily be able to feed all of your family and friends. That is, if there’s any leftover once you’re done with it!
How often are you able to corral your entire family together for dinner? Just one or two days a week? Everyday? It’s not a competition- do whatever is reasonable for your family to handle. Today is National Sunday Supper Day, a day that revolves around the idea to help bring families together around the dinner table. In decades past, it was a common tradition for families to gather in the kitchen, help prepare a large Sunday dinner, and then sit down to enjoy it together. Nowadays with work schedules, homework, after-school activities, and the like, it can be hard to get everyone together, no matter the size of your family. It starts with just one day a week, and can quickly become a weekly or daily tradition.
Here are some easy tips to help bring #SundaySupper back:
Plan the menu with your family- you’ll have something everyone will look forward to
Keep it simple- choose no-fuss recipes
Prep your meal with American Made Cutlery– it’ll speed things up so you spend more time bonding, and less time cooking
And don’t stress about it! Do what works for your family. Just cook, sit, eat, and communicate, and it will quickly set a positive vibe throughout your household.
It’s fruit trivia time! Which fruit originated in China 4,000 years ago and is a relative of the peach? Your first guess might be the nectarine, right? It is, in fact, the petite and beloved apricot- a fruit rich in vitamins A & C. It made its way slowly westward from China, through the Mediterranean, and finally over to North America, where it mainly settled in California. California produces 95% of our country’s apricots. Yum!
As the new year commences, a common topic during this first week is how can we improve our diets in 2020? Maybe cut out processed sugars? Nix the meat and meat byproducts? Or how about just focusing on eating a more balanced diet? Sometimes it’s not about going on an actual “diet” (that label makes it sound temporary and negative)—but by just changing your mindset around food.
During Diet Resolution Week keep these things in mind:
Embrace a healthy lifestyle year-round, then it won’t feel like you’re on a “diet.”
Cook more for yourself at home- eating out can cause you to overeat or eat something you normally wouldn’t allow yourself to.
Plan your meals- every week plan, shop and prep when you have time.
Use American Made Cutlery to chop up all of those fresh fruits, veggies and meats that you found at the market
Have you given any thought to what your New Year’s resolutions will be? On the top of most people’s lists are losing weight, exercising more, eating healthy, volunteering more, and spending more time with family. But perhaps you’re thinking that you want to focus more on creating a positive environment around you, no matter where you are. The best way to do that is by giving without expecting anything back in return. Family, friends, employees, and customers alike will all appreciate personalized engraved pocket knives to ring in the New Year.
It’s Christmas morning: You’re all cozy on the sofa.. in your pj’s with your hot cup of coffee.. watching your family open their gifts.. the smell of a breakfast casserole is wafting in from the kitchen.. What better way to spend a morning? Until, wait.. someone can’t quite open that box that Santa taped shut way too well. Any smart person would go straight for their best pocket knife to help open that stubborn box. To be honest, that pocket knife should always be by your side in times like this, no matter the time of year.
We are in the middle of the coldest time of year throughout the northern hemisphere. Count your blessings if you are one of the lucky ones to have a warm home to return to every evening. Countless homeless people die every year because they don’t have the necessary shelter, food, and resources to survive.
You and your company can bring awareness to this issue by attending a candlelight vigil to remember those homeless in your community who have passed away this year. Have some quality Leatherman tools engraved with #HomelessPersonsRemembranceDay for the whole company. And better yet, order some extras and pass them out at your local homeless shelter to help out future generations.
Did you get sidetracked these last few weeks of December and forget to get those last few customers or employees a thoughtful gift? Don’t worry, you’re not the only one! Time can really fly this time of year, but there is still time to have some engraved pocket knives rush-ordered for your valued customers.
Any of these high-quality pocket knives can be engraved within 24 hours and then they’ll be on their way to you!
Make this Christmas festive-looking simply by using a fruit knife to carve and slice up oranges, apples, mangos, watermelons…..you name it. Don’t worry about making a mistake. You can eat your mistakes!