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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.

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Seared Pork Belly with Aji-cado

In this dish the combination of crispy seared pork belly paired with the creamy fresh vibrancy of avocado are sure to give you an OMG moment.

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Anytime Pasta Salad

Pasta salad is so many things; it can be a light lunch, a refreshing side, or a heartier meal – all it takes is a few basic ingredients.

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Popovers are Easy

Create numerous possibilities with popovers starts with just three core ingredients… Whether served as a

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Caribou Lasagna

This gluten free rendition of lasagna was inspired by the Greek dish Moussaka, which I first experienced on my recent visit to Athens. Moussaka, much like lasagna, is a Greek dish comprised of layers of potato, ground meats, eggplant and tomatoes.

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Caribou Shrimp

Tender shrimp enveloped with crispy thin strands of local potatoes is sure to be a winner on any menu, winter, spring, summer or fall. As an appetizer or an entree Caribou Shrimp is a unique menu item with local flare.

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Caribou Spaghetti

This potato and vegetable based pasta-like dish is vegan, gluten free, hearty, comforting and full of flavor… the full meal deal. 

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Split Pea Soup, a Winter Staple

Growing up in Maine, the smell of split pea soup simmering was always tell tale sign that the chill of changing seasons was officially upon us and winter was about to settle in for the long haul.

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Caesar Salad Bread Bowl

For this Caesar salad, I like to treat the bread bowl as if it was a crouton (a giant round crouton), seasoning with the same garlic flavor profile as I would a standard crouton.

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Is it Bread Boule or Bread Bowl?

The season of hearty fare and soups is upon us, and so to is the need for us to come up with fun creative dishes to match the seasonal appetite changes of our guests.

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Timbale of Crab, Avocado & Watermelon

This timbale is an ideal representation of summer. Fresh layers of mildly spicy crab, sweet watermelon, buttery avocado and vine ripe tomatoes are flavor balanced in a way that spotlights the individuality of layers…