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Choosing the Perfect Steak Cut

Technically there is no “red meat season”, but if I had to pull one out of thin air, the kickoff would be July. If you choose wisely, season well and use proper cooking techniques, you will be hitting menu home runs all day long.

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South of the Border Sliders

Let’s take a drive south of the border and find inspiration in the big, bold flavors of Mexico… flavors that are perfect fit for sliders!

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Mexican Style Street Corn Dip

This recipe has the best of both worlds, sweet corn off-the-cobb with all the Mexican style fixings, served up in the form of a delicious hot and bubbly dip.

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Chef Tim’s Turkey Scotch Eggs

Chef Tim’s from-scratch Scotch Eggs feature a delicious layer of housemade Jennie-O ground turkey sausage surrounding a balsamic soft-boiled egg; all coated in a crispy seasoned bread crumb layer.

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Sloppy Bird, Turkey Sloppy Joe Recipe

This sandwich is a two-hander, and be sure to B.Y.O.B… “Bring Your Own Bib” for a recipe transforms the Sloppy Joe from a sandwich with forgettable potential into your next highly profitable featured special.

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Ham, Spinach & Broccoli Quiche

Greens, eggs and ham! That’s our hamtastic spinach and broccoli quiche. Quiche is, in my opinion, one of the easiest ways to transform leftovers into a palatable, profitable work of art.

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Caramelized Ham & Citrus Dressed Beet Salad

Caramelizing is the process of slowly extracting (cooking low & slow) either natural sugars or sugars that have been added during processing. Many hams have sugars added during the curing process, which makes ham perfectly suitable for caramelizing.

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Glazed Ham with Cherries, Ginger Soda & Rosemary

Glazing ham is one of the easiest and most straightforward ways to add multi-dimensional flavor to your ham without breaking a sweat. A good glazed ham is a simple, fundamental recipe to have in your arsenal of culinary tricks.

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The Test Kitchen Two Video Crew

The global pandemic has spurred the need for creative thinking when it comes to… well, everything. In this case, rethinking video production.

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The Many Faces of Biscuits

Biscuits are on a top tier in the comfort food category, but there’s a lot of untapped opportunity for restaurants and food service operations using biscuits.