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.
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
Did you do your meal planning for the week yet? Maybe a Pasta Monday, Taco Tuesday, Pizza Wednesday, Quiche Thursday, and a Bouillabaisse Friday. Wait, Bouill-a-what? Even the most seasoned home chef might not know exactly what a bouillabaisse is, so here you go: it is a fish stew that French fishermen created in the port city of Marseille. The name of the stew comes from “to boil” and “to simmer.”
You can really use any variety of fresh fish and shellfish in the stew, and simmer them with tomatoes, potatoes, celery, and onions. Don’t forget to serve a warm grilled baguette on the side with a traditional French spicy mayonnaise called rouille.
And since the most important ingredient in this fish stew is fish, don’t forget to sharpen your fillet knife before you chop up your ingredients.
When you want to give useful gifts to your employees this Christmas, here are 4 company logo knives to consider.
To be remembered at Christmas dinner, you would want your corporate logo visible at the carving table of all your employees. This carving set would deliver your logo right along with the turkey or ham.
Baking bread from scratch sounds like a daunting task for most. Even today, on National Homemade Bread Day, the most seasoned bakers will probably admit they’d prefer not to delve into the fickle and complicated world of bread-making.
Too many questions can arise:
Am I using the right flour?
Can I knead with a mixer, or should I do it by hand?
Proof it once or twice?
Did I bake it long enough?
Or perhaps: What on earth is this person even talking about??
Who are we kidding, just save yourself a whole day in the kitchen and take the easy route- go to that aromatic bakery down the street and pick up a warm, fresh loaf that the professionals made. Sourdough, ciabatta, or brioche? Yum. Yum. Yum.
Don’t forget to slice it up for everyone with your American-made bread slicer.
I think it’s safe to say that pizza is one of the most liked foods in America. No matter your preferences or dietary restrictions, there is an option for you. Dairy allergy? Hold the cheese. Celiac’s disease? Gluten-free crust. Vegetarian? Hold the pepperoni. Going Keto? Cauliflower crust.
But there’s one thing most people will agree on- Hold those anchovies! If you order a pizza with “The Works”, chances are the chef will throw a couple of those bad boys on your gooey hot pizza, and you might not notice until you bite in!
Today is National Pizza with the Works Except Anchovies Day- a day where everyone needs a solid American-made pizza cutter to slice up their pizza, no matter their choice of toppings.