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Fresh pear tart in white pie dish

Pear Tart

Pear tart featured with rolling pin

Make this stunning pear tart that is uncom-pear-able to any other. This simple, yet fresh and light dessert is guaranteed to please any pallet.

Ingredients:

1 pre-made pie crust

4 fresh pears

4 tbs. butter

1 tsp. cinnamon

4 tsp. sugar

Instructions:

Preheat the over to 350 degrees.

Slice the pears to 1/4 inch thick (if you have a mandolin, we recommend using it) and toss with cinnamon and sugar.

Grease your pie dish lightly and press the pre-made pie crust into the dish. Trim any excess pie crust off the sides.

Starting from the outside, place your pears in a circle until you have filled the entire dish and top with cubed butter.

Bake for 20-30 minutes until golden brown and serve with heavy cream or ice cream.

Tangerine Chicken

Tangerine Chicken

Keep your weekdays sweet and a little bit spicy with this tangerine flavored chicken. Served over rice, or eaten alone, this meal is packed with Asian-inspired flavors and filled with the freshness of tangerine citrus.

Ingredients:

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 tsp. ginger, minced

1 cup fresh tangerine juice

2 tbs. soy sauce

1 tbs. rice wine vinegar

1/2 tsp. corn starch

1 tbsp. sesame oil

4 boneless chicken breasts, sliced thin

Tangerine segments for topping

Instructions:

In a large pan, heat sesame oil over medium heat and cook chicken for 5-6 minutes until browned and fully cooked.

While the chicken is cooking, mix together garlic, ginger, tangerine juice, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar and corn starch. Once the chicken has finished cooking, pour the sauce over and simmer until it has thickened. Serve over rice if you would like and top with tangerine segments.

Buffalo Cauliflower Tacos with lime, hot sauce, and lettuce

Buffalo Cauliflower Tacos

Buffalo Cauliflower Tacos with a shell, lime, lettuce and hot sauce

Add these buffalo cauliflower tacos to your recipe line up and you’ll want to make every night taco night. Vegetarian lovers, rejoice!

Ingredients:

1 head of cauliflower

2 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp salt

1/4 cup hot sauce

2 tablespoons butter, melted

10 flour tortillas (or use butter lettuce)

Shredded lettuce

1/4 cup blue cheese or ranch dressing

Cilantro

Optional lime, avocado, tomatoes, or more!

Instructions:

Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.

Slice the cauliflower in half and pull apart bite sized florets and trim bottoms if necessary or desired.

In a large bowl mix garlic powder, salt, melted butter and hot sauce. Toss cauliflower florets in mixture.

Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper. Spread your seasoned cauliflower in a single layer and bake for up to 40 minutes. At the 20 minute mark, be sure to mix them to ensure even baking and flavor coating.

Heat your tortillas, slice your butter lettuce, and assemble your tacos with the toppings of your choice!

Basket with produce

February Produce Guide

Produce in basket

February Produce Guide

We are pretty sure February has some of the best fruits and vegetables in season! We have tips for picking out the best produce from the store and then some fun ways to use them.

Apples

Apples –

Honeycrisp, Pink Lady, Gala, Fuji, Granny Smith, Golden Delicious…just to name a few, we love apples all kinds. When picking your apples from the store notice the fragrance, ready to eat apples often have a yummy aroma. Sliced apples and peanut butter are a perfect go to snack. If you want a fun apple flavored sauce, try this Slower Cooker Apple Butter. 

Cauliflower

Cauliflower –

Cauliflower has been getting a lot of attention lately because it it so easy to use as a substitute. Think cauliflower pizza crust, cauliflower tator (but not tator…) tots, cauliflower rice and so one. Cauliflower in a salad with some bacon, cheese and creamy dressing is a wonderful option. However you choose to use your cauliflower, you want to make sure you are buying the freshest option. Look for a cauliflower with even colored florets and bright, fresh looking leaves that feels heavy. 

Grapes

Grapes –

Everyone has their favorite between red and green grapes, but whether you’re red grape team or green grape team it is hard to turn down nice big, firm and plump grapes. When you are buying your grapes make sure the fruit have nice color (either yellow-green or mostly red). Sometimes you will notice a white, waxy coating on grapes; this is called bloom. Bloom is safe to eat, it forms to help grapes with moisture loss, however it is always a good idea to rinse any produce before eating. Grape salad is always a favorite – mix together some sour cream, cream cheese with some brown sugar and grapes and any other add ins.

Pears

Pears –

While pears are loved for their amazing flavor and juicy texture, sometimes knowing how to choose them at the store can be a deterrent in buying them. When purchasing a pear to enjoy immediately you want to buy one that is a little soft near the stem. If you plan to wait a few days, buy a pear that is firm. You can speed up the ripening process of pears by placing them in a brown bag with an apple or banana, or you can simply wait a few days and let it ripe on the counter.  While fresh pears are delicious on their own, you can substitute pears in an apple cobbler or add some to a butternut soup for a fun variation.

Tangerines

Tangerines –

Tangerines are the perfect little package of goodness! You want to choose firm to semi-soft ones that are heavy and have a beautiful orange color. Store them in the fridge in order to keep them fresher for longer.  A warm tangerine cake with a yummy glaze will become a family favorite. Tangerines are also fun to add to a chicken stir fry to give it a fresh, citrus flavor.

Shrimp Pasta

Shrimp Alfredo

Shrimp Pasta

You are shrimply going to love this dish! The classic comfort food with a fun shrimp twist. This meal is quick and easy to make and will definitely become a favorite!

Ingredients

1 pound large shrimp – deveined, peeled and tails removed

1 tablespoon olive oil

16 oz noodles – we recommend linguine or fettuccine

1/2 cup butter

2 cups (1 pint) heavy whipping cream

4 oz cream cheese

1/2 teaspoon garlic

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions

Cook shrimp in olive oil over medium high heat until cooked and opaque, about 3 minutes. Once the shrimp are cooked, remove and set aside.

Bring water to boil in a large pot and add noodles. Cook until al dente, slightly firm.

In a medium pot over medium heat mix together butter, heavy whipping cream and cream cheese. Optional – add 1/2 cup cooked spinach to sauce. Once melted add minced garlic, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper. Whisk until sauce is smooth. Add the Parmesan and continue to simmer it slightly thickens.

Toss together shrimp, pasta and sauce.

Enjoy!

Heart Shaped Rolls

Show the ones you love just how much you love them with hot and fluffy heart shaped rolls. These simple rolls can be made on a Sunday afternoon or in a morning to enjoy all week long.

Ingredients:

2/3 cup heavy cream

1 cup milk

1 large egg

1/3 cup sugar

4 cups flour

1 tbsp active dry yeast

1 1/2 tbs salt

4 tbs butter, melted

Instructions:

In a sauce pan, combine the milk and cream and bring to 115 degrees. Once it hits the desired temperature, pour into mixer bowl and add egg, sugar, flour, yeast and salt in that order. Mix with a dough hook on low for 3 minutes and then speed up to medium-high for 10 more minutes until the dough is slapping against the sides of the bowl and less sticky.

Once you have mixed for 13-15 minutes, flour bowl and let rise for 1 hour or until doubled in size. Once it has doubled in size, place back in mixer with dough hook and mix for 5 more minutes. Flour a smooth surface and split your dough into 16 equal parts. Roll the dough into a snake shape and then form into a heart. Place shaped dough on a lightly greased baking dish, cover lightly with plastic wrap, and let rise for 1.5 hours.

Once the rolls have gone through their second rising, heat oven to 350 degrees and bake for 22 minutes until golden brown. Top with melted butter and enjoy.

Baked Steak and Lobster Tails

Surf n’ Turf

Surf n’ Turf your way into the ultimate dinner spread. Learn how to pull off a chef-like meal at a fraction of the cost. Pick up your steak and lobster today and get cooking!

Use our Compound Butter recipes to bring your Steak & Lobster to new heights!

Baked Lobster

Ingredients:

3 lobster tails (8-10oz each)

1 cup water

Compound butter of your choice

1/8 tsp salt

Dash of pepper

2 tbsp lemon juice

Lemon Wedges and additional melted butter (optional)

Instructions:

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.

Start by splitting the lobster tails in half, lengthwise. Place the cut side up and with scissors or a knife cut along the shell to loosen the tail meat and cartilage. Discard cartilage and move on.

Use a 13×9 inch baking disk and add your water and lobster tails in.

Take your compound butter and spread over lobster. Drizzle with lemon juice.

Leave uncovered, and bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until lobster is firm and color is opaque. Serve with additional lemon wedges and butter (optional).

Baked Steak

Ingredients:

2(10-12oz) top sirloin steaks

Compound butter of your choice

Salt

Peppercorns

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 275 degrees.

Line a baking sheet with foil, and add a baking rack over the baking sheet.

Rub the steaks with compound butter and season with salt and peppercorns. Then place the steaks onto the rack.

Grill in the oven for 20 to 30 minutes to your desired cook temperature.

While steak is baking, heat a cast iron skillet (or nonstick) over medium heat with butter or olive oil until hot.

Remove steaks from the oven and transfer to skillet. Cook steaks for 2 to 3 minutes per side, depending on thickness, until they are browned or crisp to your liking.

Transfer cooked steaks to a cutting board, and let them stand for about 10 minutes before cutting and serving.

Combine your lobster and steak on a plate and congratulate yourself on putting together such a divine spread. Enjoy!

Sugar Cookies with Red, White, and Pink frosting with sprinkles

Valentines Day Sugar Cookies

Bake your way into the heart of your loved ones with spreadable buttercream joy. Pick up some some sugar cookie dough and whip up this buttercream frosting for the perfect Valentines activity for you and the whole family!

Ingredients:

1 package sugar cookie dough

1 cup butter

4 cups powdered sugar

1 tsp. vanilla

1 tbs. milk

Food coloring

Instructions:

While the sugar cookie dough is still chilled, roll it out on a floured surface to 1/4 of an inch thickness and cut with into your favorite festive shapes. Bake according to the package instructions.

While the cookies are baking, cream softened butter with a stand mixer or with a hand mixer until light and fluffy. Slowly ad the powdered sugar. Once the powdered sugar has been fully incorporated, add the vanilla and milk and whip until fluffy. Section the completed frosting into additional bowls and color as wanted.

Once the cookies are cool, load up piping bags or plastic bags and start decorating! Happy Valentines Day!

Compound Butter in three dishes

Compound Butters

Compound Butter in three dishes

Butter up to your loved ones (and your steak!) this week with these compound butters that amplify any part of your meal. Take your pick from Garlic and Rosemary, Honey and Cinnamon, or a classic coarse Sea Salt.

Garlic & Rosemary

Ingredients:

1 stick of butter

1 garlic clove

3 tbsp fresh rosemary

Optional additional herbs (thyme, parsley, etc.)

Instructions:

Melt one stick of butter until just softened.

Mince garlic, chop herbs, and mix all ingredients into one bowl.

Refrigerate until served. To save for later, place butter onto plastic wrap and roll it into a log. Twist off both ends and refrigerate. Cut slices off log for easy and clean future use.

Course Sea Salt

Ingredients:

1 stick of butter

Course sea salt

Instructions:

Melt one stick of butter until just softened.

Add desired amount of sea salt to butter, and mix together.

Refrigerate until served. To save for later, place butter onto plastic wrap and roll it into a log. Twist off both ends and refrigerate. Cut slices off log for easy and clean future use.

Honey & Cinnamon

Ingredients:

1 stick of butter

Honey

Cinnamon

Instructions:

Set butter out until softened.

Add in honey and cinnamon and beat together until a creamy consistency.

Refrigerate until served. To save for later, place butter onto plastic wrap and roll it into a log. Twist off both ends and refrigerate. Cut slices off log for easy and clean future use.

Pancake skewers with strawberries and bananas

Pancake Skewers

Pancake skewers with strawberries and bananas

Pancake Skewers
Everyone loves pancakes, it’s a simple fact of life. Make them easy to eat and pair them with your favorite fruit in these adorable skewers.

Ingredients:

Bananas

Strawberries

Mini pancakes (we recommend the frozen ones to save time)

Favorite pancake toppings

Simply heat your mini pancakes and stack the pancakes and fruit in any order. Once stacked to your liking, top with syrup, powdered sugar and anything else to compliment your skewers.