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...

Tips / 20.09.2018

Ham often comes to mind when picturing large family gatherings, but it does not have to be a holiday for ham to be on the menu. We recommend ham any time of year! Usually, even a medium sized ham will feed more than an average family, which is the true beauty of ham. Once cooked, ham can be sliced and diced to store. Store cooked ham in the freezer, up to a month and in the refrigerator about a week. One way to save time during the week is...

Tips / 18.09.2018

Break out your trusty muffin tin for these perfectly portioned recipes that are quick and easy. During the week there may not be much time for cooking. Using muffin tins allows you to cook in bulk when it’s convenient for you and enjoy home cooking during the busier days.   Breakfast Bites   Soufflé Cups   Muffin tins create perfect portions and portability when it comes to breakfast. By combining your favorite ingredients along with eggs, you can make delicious soufflé cups. This recipe is great for family gatherings or special brunches.   Ingredients 6 sliced Broadbent...

Tips / 13.09.2018

Grits are a staple in the south, whether they are prepared for breakfast, lunch or dinner. In almost every southern movie, you’ll find snappy one liners about grits. If you didn’t know, Grits are coarsely ground corn kernels that are boiled with water or milk to create a creamy porridge like dish. They come in stone ground, hominy, quick and instant. Many cooks have their own preferences about which ones they will use.   “I never make the instant kind – some things a Southerner just won’t do!” Paula Deen   At...

Tips / 07.09.2018

Plan Ahead Children are not known for their patience so be sure to have every tool and ingredient at the ready. Create a clear space with all necessary equipment ready to use that the child(ren) can easily reach. Have the child wear the right attire, old clothes/play clothes or an apron. Extras for Tasting/Touching Children love to explore and it is a big part of their learning experience so include a few extras that they can touch and eat in the moment. This is of course ingredients that they can eat...

Recipes / 23.07.2018

Rise and shine because it’s breakfast time! Impress your family and friends with this one of a kind recipe provided by scatteredthoughtsofacraftymom.com that includes all the best parts of a hearty breakfast such as eggs, biscuits, sausage and gravy! This meal can feed a whole family, a group of party goers, or your co-workers. Furthermore, we added a little twist to this recipe and included Broadbent’s hickory smoked sausage as an ingredient. Here is how you can make even the pickiest of eaters come back for seconds. Ingredients: 1...