engraved Gerber knives. But after some use, you will have to sharpen them. The best advice is “Easy does it”. The gentlest but most effective knife sharpener is the R119 by “American Made Cutlery”. It is made of two wheels of hardened steel, that are placed close enough together to provide an ideal angle of sharpening. It sharpens both sides of the blade at the same time. You want to draw the knife blade through the opening smoothly and gently, as if you were slicing something. Other sharpeners are on the market for more rugged sharpening jobs. We’ll get to them next time.
This past year, many people have turned to cooking and baking as new hobbies. So much so, that there was even a shortage on flour early on in the pandemic!
If you’re feeling adventurous, try your hand at baking a good ol’ traditional apple pie. It doesn’t require any fancy tricks or too much skill. You can even just skip the homemade crust altogether and buy a frozen crust! All you need are some apples, sugar, and perhaps cinnamon and nutmeg. There are countless recipes online- go find one that sparks your interest on #ApplePieDay.
Once your pie is fresh out of the oven, slice it up with this American-made Cutlery pie server and share it with your quarantine team! Yum!
Even though many of the major holidays have passed, we can still find any day to celebrate with a prime rib dinner. Today is National Prime Rib Day, the best reason to make a yummy flavorful dinner tonight. What exactly is prime rib?
It’s also called a “standing rib roast”
Plan on ¾ lb per person
Cook for 15-20 minutes per pound
Temps for cooking: Medium-rare= 110, Medium= 120, Medium-well=130, Well=140
Now that you know the basics of prime rib, you will also need the proper American-made Cutlery knives in which to cut and serve this yummy cut of beef:
When you think of slicing up a pizza for your family for dinner, you usually reach for the pizza cutter right? Well today calls for an extra tool- it’s Deep Dish Pizza Day, so you will need a mini pizza server as well!
Bet you didn’t know this about #DeepDishPizza:
Invented in the mid-20th century in Chicago
Resembles a pie, with its high edges
Since it’s thicker, it takes twice as long to bake
Due to the longer bake time, the toppings are layered on opposite to a normal pizza- first cheese (so it won’t burn!), then meat and veggies, then sauce.
Have you, like many others, tried your hand at baking during these WFH days? Maybe you’ve played it safe and just grabbed a boxed cake or muffin mix from the pantry. But are you thinking perhaps to step it up a notch? Today’s the day- it’s Sourdough Bread Day!
Breadmaking can be a daunting task for many- but lately yeast has become hard to come by (along with toilet paper and bottled water!). The next best thing you can do if you can’t find yeast at the store is to make your own sourdough starter from scratch.
Wild yeast naturally lives in flour, so it is actually quite easy to get it to grow into a sourdough starter.
Here’s what you’ll need to do:
DAY 1: Combine flour & room temperature water in a glass jar on the counter, cover with towel
DAY 2: Feed the starter with equal parts flour and water, mix
DAY 3: The starter will become bubbly and active. Feed again, mix
DAY 4: Feed with flour & water again, mix
DAY 5: Starter should be frothy and billowy & smell sour- it’s ready to use!
Now you have your own homemade yeast to make your own yummy loaf of sourdough! Once you’re ready for the official taste-test, make sure to grab your American-Made Cutlery bread knife to make it super easy to slice up the yumminess!
Serve it with a bowl of soup on a rainy day, or make towering sandwich, you can’t go wrong!
As we all sit down this week for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, let’s give a special thanks and shout-out to our nation’s farmers. This week is National Ag Week, a time where the Agriculture Council of America encourages giving the farming community well-deserved recognition for their hard work.
How can you and your company help recognize America’s agriculture community this week?
By now you’ve probably noticed that we love all of the knives and kitchen tools that American-Made Cutlery produces.
Did you know that they actually have 3 different handle designs? The Black Resin and Silver Aluminum handles are the ones you have probably seen already. But they also have an ergonomic Anthem Series of knives.
The Anthem Series is:
Easy to hold because of their unique ergonomic grip handles.
It’s the middle of winter, but doesn’t a fresh cherry pie sound delicious? Even though most of us don’t have access to fresh cherries this time of year, you can still buy a frozen bag or a can of cherries to make a yummy cherry pie, since today is (you guessed it) National Cherry Pie Day!
Or if you want to go the easy route, don’t worry! Head on over to your local bakery, they’re sure to have some fresh cherry pies that you can bring to your office break room to share this afternoon. Don’t forget to lay your American-Made Cutlery pie server next to those delicious pies to make it easier to cut and share!