BaconFest

Sure, there’s the tantalizing aroma of bacon cooking that draws bacon-lovers from near and far. When we think of bacon here at DLM, our senses are not only awakened, but our minds start to swirl with all of the bacon-licious possibilities. With that said, at BaconFest, happening 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 26 & 27, at all DLM locations, Happiness is Bacon … Lots of Bacon. And we’re not holding back at this year’s BaconFest.

At BaconFest, we’ll be sizzling with bacon (DLM Uncured Bacon, which of course is nitrate and nitrite free) at every turn. You’ll find products we carry and foods we make that will be bursting with bacon. Look for favorites like our Bakery’s Salted Bourbon Chocolate Bacon and Bacon Cheddar Pull-Apart Bread; the Meat department’s Pig in a Pepper—a poblano pepper stuffed with chorizo, Bacon-Wrapped Beef Tenderloin, DLM Cheddar Bacon Gourmet Burgers, and specialty items, like Glier’s Bacon Goetta; and the Deli’s Crunchy Bacon Coleslaw and Pine Club Pasta Salad. Also during BaconFest, you can add bacon for free to any order from the Sandwich Station, Jack’s Grill, or our Naples-Style Pizza oven!

Thirsty? Head on over to our Wine & Beer department as we’ll be teaming up with Crooked Handle Brewing to offer a Bacon-infused Beer they’ve developed for DLM. We’re also excited to have representatives from Flying Pig Marathon visiting during select times at BaconFest alongside coffee roaster Rooted Grounds. They’ll be featuring the Pig Roast, a whole bean coffee with proceeds benefiting the Flying Pig Charities. As you can see, bacon knows no limits!

5 Festive Holiday Breakfast Recipes

As you settle in to enjoy a little time off amid the holidays, here are 5 holiday breakfast recipes to keep you warm and toasty with you and yours. For something you can prepare the night before but bake in the morning, the Red & Green Italian Strata is just the ticket for a make-ahead dish. We love the Mini Bacon & Frittatas if you are looking for something to add to a holiday brunch that you are attending. And if you are craving something perfectly sweet, well, keep scrolling for the most festive French Toast and Extra Gooey Homemade Cinnamon Rolls.

1. Egg Nog French Toast

2. Extra Gooey Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

3. Mini Bacon & Potato Frittatas

4. Red & Green Italian Strata

5. DLM Signature Omelet

Prime Rib Primer

Prime Rib is the most famous of the “classy holiday roasts” and getting a supply of the very best is no easy matter. Don’t be fooled by the name “prime rib.” It’s a term to indicate this particular cut of beef coming from the 6th through 12th rib. For true Prime Rib, look for this classic roast that is from meat that is graded U.S.D.A. Prime.

At DLM, we start the selection process by looking for cattle that have been raised naturally, without the use of antibiotics or growth hormones, ever! From these cattle we select only those that have received the U.S.D.A. Prime grade. Less than 2% of all cattle receive this top grade. The meat will have a creamy white fat, firm texture with fine marbling dispersed throughout the eye of the meat, and a light, cherry-red coloring. The marbled fat melts evenly when cooked, leaving the meat juicy and tender. U.S.D.A. Prime Standing Rib Roast truly is something to celebrate.

HOW TO ORDER

You can plan on about 1 lb per person, including bone. This is such a popular main dish that we recommend reserving your U.S.D.A. Prime Standing Rib Roast either in our Meat department or online early.

PREP & PRO TIPS

Butcher’s tip of the day: Have your butcher leave a layer of fat on top of the meat to protect it while cooking (it also adds tremendous flavor). Ask for it “cradled” so you can roast it with the bones acting as your rack and a simple cut of the strings will leave you with a boneless roast to carve (as well as those wonderful bones to nibble on)! Cover the outside of the roast with olive oil and then coat generously with DLM Grilling & Seasoning Rub. Use a good meat thermometer and pull at 120°F and let rest for 20 minutes before carving.

5 Party Perfect Appetizers

Planning appetizers to get your holiday parties started can seem like a daunting task. Don’t fret, we’re here to help! Check out our 5 party perfect appetizer recipes that will have your guests decking the halls this holiday season.

1. DLM Applewood Bacon Jam

2. Mozzarella, Melon, and Prosciutto Kebabs

3. Amy’s Avocado Dip

4. Pork Tenderloin and Cherry Relish Crostini

5. Fig Spread Crostini with Bacon

A Taste of Home for the Holidays

What’s one of the best ways of spreading cheer? Sending a box full of tasty treats and scrumptious morsels with DLMMailOrder.com! This time of year, there are two things that put instant smiles on faces young and old: coming home to a special package on your doorstep and receiving homemade treats and goodies. Luckily, DLM Mail Order makes both of those things happen. For the next month, our stores will be mixing, baking, and preparing some of the best food  around. At the same time, our DLM Mail Order associates are shopping our Washington Square store every day carefully boxing up all of the delicious bites to ship from coast to coast. Not sure what to pick? Here are some of the top items we’re sending this holiday season:

  1. Killer Brownie® Tray AssortedFilled with an assortment of our Killer Brownie® brownies, all cut into easy-to-eat, bite-sized pieces, it’s perfect for sharing.
  2. The Ohio BagEsther Price Chocolates, Mamma DiSalvo’s Marinara Sauce, Mikesell’s Potato Chips, and other local favorites are gathered up to showcase some of the best of the Buckeye State.
  3. Heavenley Ham® Sandwich KitLoaded with Heavenly Ham®, Comté Gruyère, DLM Mustard, Chutney, DLM Horseradish Sauce, and a loaf of our DLM Artisan Farmhouse Bread. It makes for a great sandwich, hot or cold.
  4. Assorted DLM Sweets. Satisfy any sweet tooth with our wide variety of goodies. BuckeyesDLM Gourmet CookiesHoliday Thumbprint Cookies, and so much more!

Visit DLMMailOrder.com to view all of our delicious options!

Grandma Tobias Pie

Do you ever wonder who “Grandma Tobias” is when you bite into a delicious piece of our pie with her namesake? She’s Norman Mayne’s grandmother (and Calvin Mayne’s great-grandmother) and she certainly did love to make pies. Her family has fond memories of Grandma Tobias rolling out dough in her kitchen filled with the aroma of pies baking. Years ago, when we needed a name for our pumpkin pies, we knew “Grandma Tobias” would be a fitting tribute. Enjoy!

Grandma Tobias Pumpkin Pie

This is a traditional pumpkin pie so good that it’ll impress even the most discerning mother-in-law. We start with an all-butter crust. What’s that mean? It’s a flaky crust rich in flavor and melt-in-your-mouth buttery perfection without being greasy or too crumbly. When it comes to the flavor of the pumpkin pie filling, you may find it a bit familiar. Why’s this? It’s a traditional pumpkin pie meant to taste like the way a pumpkin pie should—smooth and creamy, even in flavor, and just the right texture. It’s so good that we have people tell us that they don’t even bother making their own any longer.

Bakery • 9-inch Whole Pie $11.99

Grandma Tobias Pecan Pie

Naturally, our Grandma Tobias Pumpkin Pie is the frontrunner this time of year but Grandma Tobias Pecan Pie also is a popular favorite and it’s easy to taste why. We use the same all-butter crust and bake with our traditional pecan pie filling that’s gooey, sweet, and chock-full of pecans.

Bakery • 9-inch Whole Pie $15.99

Holiday Dinner Menu Reheating Instructions

The below instructions are for reheating items ordered from our Holiday Dinner Menu. Although the ordering deadline has passed for these items, you are welcomed to see what’s available in the Gourmet Takeaway section in stores. Please continue reading for Dorothy Lane Market Holiday Dinner Menu instructions or click here to view a printable PDF.

DLM Whole Turkey (fully cooked)

Preheat oven to 325ºF. Place in your own roasting pan or use a foil roasting pan. Add 1 cup of water or DLM Premium Turkey Broth to bottom of pan and cover turkey loosely with foil. Reheat the fully cooked turkey until hot and when the temperature in the thickest part of the breast reaches 135ºF. Allow 1½–2 hours for the whole turkey to heat. Remove foil for the last 15 minutes and baste the turkey with the juices from the pan. Remove turkey from oven and let sit 15 minutes before carving. This helps the turkey maintain its juices.

Because turkeys vary due to conformation, variety, etc., cooking times can only be approximate. After removing from the oven, allow the turkey to set for 20 minutes or so before carving. Do not overcook.

DLM Bone-In Turkey Breast (fully cooked)

Follow instructions as above, but reduce cooking time to 1–1½ hours.

Carved Turkey (fully cooked)

Preheat oven to 325ºF. Place sliced turkey in provided pan or shallow baking dish, cover with foil and heat in oven for 30 minutes. Remove from oven carefully; remove foil and baste with drippings. Return to oven uncovered and heat an additional 10 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 135ºF or hot. Re-cover turkey with foil and let rest before serving.

Old-Fashioned Cornbread Dressing

Preheat oven to 350ºF. Place in an oven-safe pan with cover in oven for 20–25 minutes. Microwave: keep covered; heat in microwave-safe container on medium power until heated through, about 3–5 minutes.

Mashed Potatoes

Keep covered; heat in microwave-safe container on medium power until heated through, about 3–5 minutes.

Turkey Gravy

Stovetop: Pour gravy into a saucepan and over moderate heat, bring to a gentle bubble, stirring occasionally. Microwave: keep covered; heat in microwave-safe container on medium power until heated through, about 3–5 minutes.

Sweet Potato Casserole

Preheat oven to 350ºF. Bake in provided foil pan loosely covered for 20–30 minutes. Ovens may vary.

Green Beans Amandine

Keep covered; heat in microwave-safe container on medium power until heated through and hot, about 3–5 minutes. Microwaves may vary.

Our hot prepared dishes are cooked to a safe internal temperature of 165ºF. Hot or cold products have been prepared for immediate consumption or immediate refrigeration. Do not let hot products set at room temperature.

10 Swoon-Worthy Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes

As Thanksgiving nears and you are planning your menu, look no further for these perfect recipe ideas that’ll pair perfectly with your DLM Free-Range Turkey. See below for 10 side dish recipes that will have your guests in awe as you present and enjoy your seasonal fare.

1. Hasselback Butternut Squash

2. Modern Green Bean Casserole

3. Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate Seeds

4. Peggy’s Creamed Onions

5. My Mom’s Stuffing

6. Potato Gratin with Gruyère and Crème Fraîche

7. Barely Buzzed Mac and Cheese

8. The Doe Mac and Cheese

9. Butternut Squash Gratin

10. Braised Bacon Kale with Roasted Vegetables

4 Turkey Leftover Ideas

If you’ve ever hosted Thanksgiving, then you can agree that one of the perks of the job is the inevitable turkey leftovers that can carry on for days. So go big with your bird and make the most of those turkey leftovers as you feed your crew for days to come. But tread lightly as to not grow fatigued by adding some nice variety. Here are 4 turkey leftover ideas so that you can reap the benefits and add some new twists to your turkey leftovers!

 

1. TURKEY HOT SHOTS

Add a scoop of mashed potatoes on top of white bread. Simmer sliced turkey in gravy. Then, add gravy to the pile.

2. TURKEY TETRAZZINI

Turkey takes on a new life in this creamy spaghetti casserole with Parmigiano-Reggiano. Get full recipe.

3. TURKEY & WILD RICE SOUP

Cube your turkey and use it as the star ingredient in this soup sensation. Get full recipe.

4. CLASSIC HOT BROWN

Add a southern twist to those turkey leftovers and bring on the bacon as you layer turkey over top of DLM Artisan Bread and smother it in a heavenly (and cheesy) sauce! Get full recipe.

 

Fall In Love With The Season: 8 Recipes To Welcome Fall

Fall is here! It’s time for hayrides, apple picking, pumpkins, and all of the foods that embrace this season of change. We want to welcome fall by diving into the quintessential flavors that make this time of year so delicious. Here are 8 recipes sure to have you fall-ing for the season.

8 Recipes to Fall For

8 Recipes to Welcome Fall

1. Honeycrisp Fall Sangria

This yummy recipe features the stars of fall: Honeycrisp Apples, Beaujolais Nouveau (available mid-November, but a strong red makes a great substitute), and DLM 100% Apple Cider.

2. Pumpkin Pancakes

The perfect weekend breakfast.

3. Braised Bacon Kale with Roasted Veggies

It’s time to get roasting! It’s an easy, simple, and delicious way to bring out some of the unpopular root vegetables. Roast at high heat so a lot of color and caramelization happens, and simply season with salt or pepper.

4. Butternut Squash Soup with Garam Masala

This warming soup has subtle sweetness and spice, and is full of unique flavor.

5. Pumpkin Gingerbread

The perfect edible gift for friends and neighbors.

6. Apple Cider Glazed Pork Chops

A hearty dish that is full of fall flavors. It’s one you’ll repeat all season long.

7. Butterbeer

This magically delicious beverage, perfect for fall parties and get-togethers, is sure to put a spell on you.

8. Pumpkin Gooey Butter Bars

Ooey, gooey deliciousness, these butter bars are ones to share.