Month: June 2013

How to Clean and Store Lettuce
Food Focus, From the Test Kitchen, Healthy Eating, salads

Food Focus: How to Clean and Store Lettuce

We all know how easy it is to rip open a bag of lettuce for a pre-dinner salad, but what if fresh lettuce was just as easy and tasted much better? That would be great, right? Today, we will show you how to take whole heads of lettuce from the grocery store or farmers market and clean and store them properly so they last just as long, if not longer, than bagged lettuce.

Summer Salad Dressing Recipes

Summer Salad Dressing Recipes

It’s summer and we are constantly craving salads here at Hamilton Beach. Leafy greens are all over the farmers markets and grocery stores and they are calling our names! We eat salads with kale, Bibb lettuce, romaine, and arugula. A great way to keep salads interesting is to change them up every time…

father's day, main courses

Father’s Day Menu Ideas

Whether you decide to celebrate dad at home or pack a lunch picnic for the local park, these recipes will be sure to help you prepare the perfect Father’s Day meal. The menu we chose can be mostly prepared on the grill. The baby back ribs are perfect for barbecue-loving dads, and the grilled veggies and grilled wedge salad make for healthy sides.

Black Cow Day
dessert, drinks, Everyday Recipes

Black Cow Day

Pat, Laurie and I all have something very important in common: we love ice cream. Everywhere we go, we make sure we stop at local ice cream shops to try the homemade flavors and compare notes. When we heard about Black Cow Day, we couldn’t wait to get in the test kitchen and make ice cream so we could create a root beer float for you.

How to Shop the Farmers Market
Healthy Eating

How to Shop the Farmers Market

Farmers markets are gaining popularity throughout the U.S. and offer consumers a way to purchase foods grown by local farmers or prepared by local artisans. Often, these foods are organic or natural, and you can find seasonal produce as well as meats, seafood, eggs, and flowers. You even have the opportunity to talk directly to the farmers, ask questions, and sometimes even enjoy a hot donut while listening to live music…