News, Recipes, Tips / 23.04.2019

    Many of you have been disappointed that we no longer have beaten biscuits available, especially here around Derby time. For as long as we can remember, Jackson Biscuit has supplied Broadbent’s with their beaten biscuits.  Unfortunately, last year they were forced to close their doors. The owners’ declining health no longer allowed them to make their delicious products. In a way, it’s a bit like curing country hams; it’s a dying culinary art form. We sure do miss those sweet folks, and their famous beaten biscuits. If you aren’t...

Recipes, Tips / 09.04.2019

Deviled Eggs (or Dressed Eggs as my Mother-In-Law called them) are, without question, a part of most Easter Dinners.  I found this simple recipe from “Southern Living” that sounds much like the recipe I follow! The difference? I never measure anything! Just add and taste until I decide they taste how they’re supposed to. Here’s a recipe link with measurements:  https://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/basic-deviled-eggs. Here’s a helpful tip you’ll find in that recipe that I didn’t know. “After cooking, drain immediately and fill the saucepan with cold water and ice. Tap each egg...

Tips / 17.01.2019

These tips are a few of our own, and several of well-known experts. We aimed to cover cooking those items that everyone cooks or wishes they could cook better.  Cooking is a skill that isn’t always passed down, but that doesn’t mean we can’t learn those great things our Grandma’s knew. #1 Remember, Y’all, it’s all about the prep. Take away the stress by doing the prep the night or day before. You’ll look like a star. “Paula Dean” Even for the everyday cook, prep can take the most time....

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 / 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 / 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...