It's a Flavor Fiesta!

Lindsay Gifford

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Goya’s Fiesta Favorites

It's a Flavor Fiesta!

There are many occasions to celebrate in May—graduation parties, Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, National Salsa Month and the start of long-awaited, sunny summer vacations. It is definitely party season, and what better way to kick it all off than with a flavorful fiesta for Cinco de Mayo? Any celebration to eat tasty tacos, sip margaritas and dip into fresh salsa is a welcome no-brainer!

While it is a relatively minor holiday in Mexico, Cinco de Mayo has evolved into a huge commemoration of Mexican culture and heritage in the United States. Nearly everyone relishes the robust recipes of Mexican and Latino food.

Sun-Kissed Citrus

Lindsay Gifford

Your Main Squeeze for Nutritious and Delicious

Sun-Kissed Citrus

Summer days call for fun in the sun with picnics on the beach and refreshing drinks on the porch. We’ve got you covered with delicious, bright drinks and recipes from one of the most well-known citrus growers in the world—Sunkist.  

Sunkist isn’t your ordinary food mogul; they are a cooperative of family farms with generations of citrus growing know how. Founded in 1893, the cooperative consists of thousands of members, stretched across sunny California and Arizona, who reflect the values and legacy of its 120-years of family-owned farms. Sunkist is a brand consumers can trust for quality, fresh, delicious and premium fruit. The Sunkist farmers honor traditional growing practices, stewardship of natural resources, and a dedication to innovation. This philosophy has been proudly passed down year after year, crop after crop.

Just Dandy!

Lindsay Gifford

"Stalk" Up for Spring & Celery-brate National Celery Month

Just Dandy!

March is all about the green—St. Patrick's Day, our beloved Lowcountry bursting out of the winter doldrums into beautiful green hues, and of course, the crunchiest “tree” of all—celery. It’s National Celery Month! That's right, March is the month to “stalk” up for spring, and we're here to celery-brate it!

Celery is lean, green, and on the scene! Whether you're enjoying "ants on a log" or flavoring your favorite gumbo, celery is your unique, go-to green. We went to the nation's leading celery brand, Dandy® Celery, to bring you all the juicy details about this low-calorie, versatile vegetable. Grown and owned by Duda Farm Fresh Foods, their Dandy brand celery history began nearly 100 years ago with Andrew Duda working 40-acres of land. It is a culmination of six generations of American family farming in California and Florida. And Duda's legacy still lives on today.

How Sweet It Is!

Lindsay Gifford

You’re Going to Love What Betty Crocker Has In Store

How Sweet It Is!

Love is in the air and Valentine’s Day is on its way. Are you ready to wow your significant other with a fabulous dessert surprise? If so, we’ve got you covered. This month we explored Betty Crocker’s fabulous array of delectable desserts.

Blue-Ribbon Basics

Lindsay Gifford

Winning Soups & Stews Made With Kitchen Basics®

Blue-Ribbon Basics

With the holiday hoopla in our rearview, January is the perfect time to cozy up and settle into some lovely, long winter nights. And what better way to warm up and calm down than with a delicious pot of soup. Whether you’re dipping a grilled cheese into a bountiful bowl of tomato soup or dishing up a creole gumbo, when it comes to soup, it’s always best to get back to the basics—Kitchen Basics® that is!

Baking Spirits Bright

Lindsay Gifford

Make Sure the Pillsbury Doughboy Pops By This Holiday Season!

Baking Spirits Bright

The iconic “Hoo Hoo!” giggle of the Pillsbury Doughboy has been stirring up kitchens across America since 1965. Poppin’ Fresh—yes, the doughboy has a name—was created to help advertise Pillsbury and grew to be the adored brand mascot with lasting star power. He’s been in more than 600 ads for 50 Pillsbury products. From buttery biscuits to flaky pie crusts, this mega-brand has been bringing families to the table for unforgettable fare for nearly 150 years.

 

Bite-Sized is Right Sized

Leslie Rohland

Delicious Mini Holiday Desserts That Make a Big Impression

Bite-Sized is Right Sized

If there’s anything people enjoy more than holiday desserts, it’s the chance to sample lots of perfectly proportioned, special sweet treats at holiday get-togethers. Of course, festive, full-sized cakes, pies and traditional fruitcake will be part of most menus this season, but there is something particularly enticing to guests about a beautifully presented array of delicious bite-sized December delicacies, which can be as much fun to make as they are to eat!

There are many marvelous reasons why homemade, bite-sized desserts may be the right-size addition to your holiday baking repertoire. Most importantly, they allow people to try a number of different delicacies without feeling they overindulged or wasted a whole piece of cake after taking just a bite or two to taste. Bite-sized desserts also eliminate the need for having to cut, serve, or plate, allowing people to just easily help themselves and socialize during dessert-time.

Hand-crafted

Lindsay Gifford

From Cookware to Cuisine, Charleston’s Smithey Ironware is on Fire

Hand-crafted

The South Carolina Lowcountry has loads to offer from fresh seafood and fun festivals to beautiful Southern traditions—all of which our sister city, Charleston has in spades. An easy day trip (or weekend getaway), Charleston’s ever-evolving food scene is vibrant and alive. However, there’s one Charleston-based company taking food to a whole new level—Smithey Ironware.

Creating US made, hand-forged, modern heirloom cookware is the name of their game. Simple, sleek, and beautifully crafted, their classic, vintage-styled pieces harness modern technology and processes to create a functional piece of art, crafted for your kitchen (or campfire).

Vintage Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Leslie Rohland

Bring a Taste of Nostalgic Flavors of the South to Your Holiday Table

Vintage Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Thanksgiving is a holiday filled with traditions. From watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, to a game of touch football in the backyard, to going around the table saying what you’re most thankful for, certain Thanksgiving traditions are carried on year to year by families everywhere. And when it comes to Thanksgiving traditions, perhaps nothing is more comforting than this holiday’s the traditional foods.

The Thrill of the Bull Grill

Lindsay Gifford

Fire up Fall Fun with Outdoor Living and Entertaining

The Thrill of the Bull Grill

As the air cools and the leaves begin to turn, the beautiful Lowcountry beckons us to enjoy the great outdoors. While we can’t spend every waking moment outside, we can take one of the day’s biggest “chores” and give it a tasty au naturel boost. That’s right, lets taking cooking outside! For many people, grilling isn’t just a fun backyard experience, but a serious endeavor with deep roots into family history and pride. What is more universally loved than hamburgers cooked on an open flame with family and friends gathered around?

This month we’re excited to team up with Bull Outdoor Products to bring you grilling greats from their passionate team of backyard enthusiasts.

Celebrating Italian-American Heritage Month

Leslie Rohland

Eat Your Way Through Italy … Without Leaving the Lowcountry

Celebrating Italian-American Heritage Month

October is Italian-American Heritage and Culture Month, celebrating the achievements and contributions of Italian immigrants and their descendants living in the United States. One great way to join in the celebration is by cooking up some delicious Italian food in your own kitchen. Italy is known for its diverse foods with 20 different regions of the country each producing (and known for) its unique culinary specialties. Each year, countless people travel to Italy to enjoy eating their way around the various regions for a culinary experience unlike anything else in the world.

Spooktacular Halloween Goodies

Lindsay Gifford

Sprinkle a Little Spooky Magic with Wilton

Spooktacular Halloween Goodies

Trick or treat? We choose treat! This Halloween, Wilton has everything you need for a spooktacular celebration. One of the best-known decorating and bakeware companies in the U.S., Wilton has everything from cookie cutters to devilishly delectable decorations. Not to mention ghoulishly great recipes. Visit wilton.com for more fun fare, and sprinkle a little spooky magic on your Halloween haunts!

Savory to Sweet

Lindsay Gifford

Jimmy Dean—A Flavorful Favorite From Table To Tailgating

Savory to Sweet

Football, friends, and fires—fall is on the way! Time to whip out the comfy leggings, camping chairs and serving platters...tailgating season is upon us. When I think of tailgating and the holidays, I immediately associate them with flavorful foods—the staples that always find their way onto the table at get togethers. These party favorites usually have two things in common: 1. Jimmy Dean sausage; and 2. There's never a bite left. So whether you're making iconic Southern meatballs or sausage party dip, make sure you start with the best—Jimmy Dean.

Honey it's all the Buzz!

Leslie Rohland

Sweet and Delicious Ways to “Bee Healthy” During National Honey Month

Honey it's all the Buzz!

It’s been referred to as “Mother Nature’s sweetener,” and chances are you’ve enjoyed honey either on its own, added to your favorite cup of tea, or as part of a special recipe. September is National Honey Month, which, since 1989, has promoted beekeeping and the use of honey as a natural sweetener. There’s no better time to celebrate both the distinct sweet taste and the many health benefits of honey than this month, which, according to the National Honey Board, is the month when the majority of honey is harvested in the United States.

Fresh & Local

Lindsay Gifford

Up Your Cooking Game with Certified SC Products—It’s a Matter of Taste!

Fresh & Local

When it comes to adding flavor and making meals healthier there’s nothing better than adding fresh, local ingredients. And, with nearly 25,000 farms and 4.8 million acres of farmland in SC, you don’t have to go far to find fresh, locally grown food. In fact, The SC Dept of Agriculture (SCDA) has created an fool-proof program to know you’re getting the great local ingredients—Certified SC.

The Certified SC program is an exciting cooperative effort among farmers, processors, wholesalers, retailers and the SCDA. The Certified SC brand and label help consumers easily identify goods that are grown and harvested or raised right here in the Palmetto State. Buying local not only means you’re taking home fresher, tastier and healthier foods, it also means you’re supporting our state’s farmers.