Tips / 16.11.2018

When it comes to Thanksgiving, it is the holiday most associated with food. As a guest, it can be a simple and joyous holiday; as the host, it can be stressful and overwhelming. We want to help ease the stress of planning and preparing. The one complaint that accompanies Thanksgiving most often is, “What do I do with all the leftovers?”. The best way to fight the leftover overload is to simply avoid them. With planning and our tips, we will try to keep your fridge door closing. Make...

Tips / 08.11.2018

This week we are obsessing over our peppered bacon. This is a treat in and of itself, bringing an extra something to some of your favorite recipes. We absolutely love to use Broadbent Peppered Bacon to top or wrap our burgers, chicken and shrimp with. Peppered bacon adds a bit of spice on top of the savory flavor of bacon. We are bursting at the seams to share some of our favorites recipes where peppered bacon steals the show. Bacon Pepper jack Mac n’ Cheese This comfort dish is bursting...

Tips / 30.10.2018

Halloween is tomorrow! If you’ve decided to throw a party with an adult guest list we’ve got 5 Tips for you. We all know Halloween is associated with Ghosts, Ghouls and Goblins but we forget that it doesn’t have to be all about the kids. No matter your age, Halloween can be a fun time to share in the spirit of all things spooky, eerie and creepy. #1 Create a Spooky Atmosphere Skip the cartoon version of Halloween and instead, opt to create an eerie and spooky mood. Choose a...

Tips / 25.10.2018

Halloween? Just a week away, but it isn’t too late to add some spirit to your holiday. We are bumping up the holiday spirit with food of course. If you’re not having a party, try adding some fun to your meals that day. These are also great recipes to teach basic kitchen skills, so get the kids involved. Olive & Cheese Kebabs Serves 8 32 Black Olives 4 oz Hickory Smoked Cheddar 8 Skewers (themed if you can find them) Cut your cheddar into small squares about the size of an olive. Layer olives...

Tips / 18.10.2018

Here at Broadbent, we are missing those warm sunny days and know you are too!  So much so, that maybe you don’t want to leave the office to run out to grab lunch because it’s chilly outside. Or, maybe you just want to come home from the office, kick your shoes off and relax. Well, there’s a soup for that!  But some may think “Will it fill me up?”  This easy autumn soup will most definitely leave you feeling satisfied and will warm you right up. It is...

Tips / 11.10.2018

When it comes to food, sometimes a nontraditional pairing can bring out the best of separate flavors. Experimenting in the kitchen, whether it is trying something new and fanciful for date night or letting children blend their favorites can bring fun to the kitchen. We encourage any level of cook to look for ways to use common and familiar foods together to create something different. The five primary flavors are Sweet, Sour, Bitter, Salty and Savory. If you start by selecting two foods from different categories, you can begin...

Tips / 04.10.2018

It's that time of year again when we are ready to bring the outside in.  The fall season is a great time of year to open the windows, burn a pumpkin spice candle and jazz up your home with a little fall decor.  Here are a few easy and inexpensive tips that will help transition your home into the feel of fall. Go Mini! - Add mini-pumpkins and gourds across the table to create a beautiful fall table scape. Fabric napkins are a great way to update your decor...

Tips / 03.10.2018

Who doesn’t love bacon?  Who doesn’t love pumpkin?  These are two of our favorite flavors.  But how often have you tried them together?  This recipe is as fall inspired as a pasta dish can get!  We dare you to try it!  It is rich and hearty, leaving you wanting to cozy up next to a fire on a cool fall night.   Pumpkin and Bacon Pasta  Ingredients: 2 ½ cups Roasted Pumpkin Cubes 10 Slices Broadbent Apple Wood Smoked Bacon, crispy and crumbled http://www.broadbenthams.com/Applewood-Smoked-Bacon/products/21/ 1 lbs. Linguini, cooked according to package or your preferred pasta) 2/3...

Tips / 27.09.2018

Football season is here, and we can’t wait to celebrate with our favorite traditions. Tailgating is an experience built around the community of fans. Each team has their dedicated fans who deck themselves out in team colors to show support. If you’re planning to enjoy the game from the stadium, check out these 5 easy tips to make your tailgating experience the best one yet! #1 Skip The Traffic Be sure to plan to reach the parking lot early for a stress free experience. For a noon game, consider arriving...

Tips / 25.09.2018

A modern southern hostess offers southern hospitality and grace. Those characteristics never go out of style, but the addition of technology adds a few items to our hostess’ list we can offer guests. One key thing to remember as well is that whether a party, dinner or overnight holiday, pictures will likely be taken and shared. Be sure to get your home Facebook ready. Entertaining Tips #1 Write your Wi-Fi password somewhere visible and easy to read. Consider a white board or chalk board in the kitchen or on a...