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Cook the Perfect Steak

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How to cook the perfect steak

Have you ever wondered how the experts make their experts make their steaks taste so good?

A big part of it is choosing the right cuts and the right quality. Certified Angus Beef ® always has lots of delicious marbling, which provides flavor, tenderness and juiciness so you know you are getting the very best at Macey’s with Certified Angus Beef®.

As far as cooking goes, there are a few simple secrets that will help make you the king (or queen!) of the grill!

Follow these easy steps to sizzling success:

S – Start with a hot grill (500-550˚F. is ideal). Searing beef helps lock in its delicious juices.

T – Turn steaks gently with tongs or a spatula; never pierce them with a fork.

E – Ensure juiciness by flipping steaks only once.

A – Assess doneness with an instant-read thermometer.

K – Keep food safety in mind. Thoroughly wash anything that comes in contact with raw meat.

S – Set steaks aside to rest a few minutes before serving, to keep the juices inside.

That’s it – six easy steps to steak perfection!

DIY Patriotic Candy Poppers

A great activity for this patriotic week–everyone is sure to have a blast making these patriotic candy poppers.

What you’ll need:

  • toilet paper tubes
  • scrapbook or cardstock paper
  • tissue paper
  • ribbon/string
  • candy and confetti
  • adhesive-hot glue gun, glue sticks, double stick tap, glue dots or tape runner
  • scissors

Steps:

1.Measure the length of your toilet paper tubes and cut a strip of scrapbook or cardstock paper to wrap around it. Use adhesive to secure.

2. Cut a piece of tissue paper that will fit inside the toilet paper tube–the circumference. Line the bottom inside edge of the tube with adhesive. Press the tissue paper on adhesive all around the inside circumference. This will the be the tail of your popper.

3. Gather the tissue paper together once adhered to tube and tie with ribbon or string. Cut off excess tissue paper. You only need a few inches of tissue paper below where the ribbon/string is tied.

4. Cut a large half circle out of scrapbook/cardstock paper and roll into a cone. Trim to desired length.

5. Fill tubes with candy and confetti. Line the top edge of toilet paper tube with adhesive and secure cone top onto the tube.

6. When you are ready to celebrate hold the toilet paper tube and pull the tied tissue paper section and POP to get your sweet surprise!

Father’s Day Food Gift Ideas

Father’s Day is this Sunday so it is time to decide how you are going to celebrate the men in your life. We all know that the way to any man’s heart is through his stomach. So why not get a gift that will have his heart and his stomach smiling? We have put together a list of 15 ways you and your kids can show love this Father’s Day with food.

  • Soda: You’re the best POP!
  • Nuts: We are NUTS about you Dad!
  • Fresh Baked Muffins: We would be MUFFIN without you Dad!
  • Popcorn: To the best POP in the world!
  • Swedish Fish: You’re a CATCH! Happy Father’s Day!
  • Reeses Pieces: We love you to PIECES Dad!
  • Kit Kat: Take a break today Dad! You deserve it!
  • Donuts: Donut you know? You’re an awesome Dad!
  • Pops Basket (include Corn Pops, Pop-Tarts, Popcorn, Pop Rocks, Poppyseed muffins, Quaker Popped Chips: Happy POPS Day!
  • Fruit Basket: We are BANANAS about you Dad!
  • Pizza: Any way you slice it…you’re the best Dad!
  • Peanut M&Ms: To my slightly nutty but sweet Dad!
  • Ice Cream: Dad, you’re the COOLest!
  • Fresh Baked Cookies: Dad, you’re one smart COOKIE!
  • Chocolate Covered Cinnamon Bears: We love you BEAR-Y much!

Spinach & Artichoke Dip

Spinach and artichoke dip is always a good idea. Throw together this recipe favorite that never goes out of style!

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Ingredients

  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups Italian cheese blend, shredded (mozzarella/parmesan)
  • 14 oz. can artichoke
  • 1 cup frozen spinach, thawed
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • Salt and pepper

Recipe

  1. In a medium saucepan, mix together cream cheese, sour cream, mozzarella and parmesan until they are all melted together.
  2. Remove spinach from package and drain by applying pressure.
  3. Next, drain artichokes and chop to the size of your liking.
  4. Add the spinach and artichoke to your cheese mixture and cook for several minutes until everything is combined and heated through. Add in minced garlic, and combine once more.
  5. Remove from heat and serve with your choice of bread, crackers, etc.
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Food Club Tangy Honey Mustard Potato Salad

Enjoy a sweet and savory salad perfect for every gathering. Try out this flavorful Food Club favorite.

What you’ll need:

  • 5 russet potatoes, peeled and boiled
  • 3 hard boiled eggs

Dice potatoes and eggs. Chill and set aside.

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 TBSP brown sugar
  • 1 TBSP apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3/4 cup mustard
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper

Mix all above ingredients in large bowl. Add chilled potatoes and eggs. Mix together and enjoy!

 

Nerds Painting

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Release your inner artist with this super unique watercolor technique! A delicious snack and your watercolor palette, the beloved candy Nerds is the base to your craft.

All you need is few basic supplies and you have yourself a fun afternoon full of sweets, pretty pictures and sunshine.

Supplies:

  • Nerds (preferably the small individual color boxes)
  • Cups
  • Paintbrush
  • Paper

Pour each color of Nerds into a separate cup. Pour water in each cup until Nerds are covered. The more water the more diluted the watercolor will be. Mix water and Nerds so the color candy coating is released into water. Grab a piece of paper and paintbrush and start creating your Nerd masterpiece. Have fun!

Ways to Celebrate Memorial Day

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Are you looking for ways to celebrate this Memorial Day holiday? Memorial Day marks the beginning of the summer which is celebrated with BBQ’s, picnics and spending time with family and friends. Make sure to find time this Memorial Day to remember and honor what the day stands for. Here are some great ideas:

  1. Decorate with Flags: Visit a local cemetery and place flags on gravestones of veterans. Don’t forgot to decorate your home with flags to show appreciation for those who have and are serving in the armed forces.
  2. Participate in the National Moment of Remembrance: At 3 pm on Memorial Day pause for one minute and remember those who have and are serving in the armed forces.
  3. Thank a veteran: Have you family visit family members or friends that have served. Listen to their experiences. If you do not have veterans close you can take a moment to write letters.
  4. Attend a parade: Some towns have parades on Memorial Day. You can find information for events on city websites.

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