What’s for Dinner Valentine’s Edition: Surf and Turf

Why not have the best of both land and sea on your dinner plate? Classic surf and turf was popularized in the 1960s when it was featured at the restaurant that sat atop the Space Needle in Seattle during the 1962 World’s Fair. So where is the best place to get it here in Ohio? DLM of course! And our stuffed lobster tail and beef filet are so deliciously decadent!

Whether you want the best of both worlds on each dinner plate this Valentine’s Day, or you’re willing to share with your sweetie, we’ve got you covered. For the surf, we are featuring a Stuffed Lobster Tail that can be easily cooked at home (keep reading for more details about this catch)! For the turf, there’s nothing better than a DLM Natural Beef Filet Mignon, cut from a beautiful beef tenderloin. Whether you seek a classic filet prep, or something with additional flair, I’ve got you covered with prep tips, too! Just pop open the wine, play some music, and enjoy some time well spent cooking together.

For the “Surf”

Our Stuffed Lobster Tail comes oven ready to bake from our Seafood department, featuring cold water lobster tails stuffed with real crab, plenty of butter, a touch of Old Bay Seasoning tossed with Panko Bread Crumbs, and a squeeze of lemon juice. These come stuffed, but you will need to cook them when you are ready for your meal. Instructions: Pre-heat the oven to 425°F. Place stuffed tails on a lined pan. Drizzle with melted butter and cook for 18-22 minutes or until lobster meat is cooked through and opaque. Serve with a fresh squeeze of lemon.

For the “Turf”

The Filet Mignon cut is from DLM Natural Beef Tenderloin, and is lifetime free of antibiotics and hormones. Let me tell you, when you start with a great quality steak like this, you’re in for a treat. Don’t be intimidated by this cut of beef! Whether you pan sear, grill, or roast it, this cut is mild and tender. It doesn’t need any complicated ingredients to make it shine—just some good sea salt and a grind or two of black pepper. Either separately or together, DLM Beef Tenderloin and our Stuffed Lobster Tail make an elegant dinner that you can prepare at home. Whether you want to share is up to you!

3 Ways to Prepare Filet Mignon

Traditional Pan-Seared Filet Prep Tips

Filet with Blue Cheese Crust Recipe

Filet Mignon with Madeira & Mushrooms

Top 10 Food Finds January

A new year calls for some new food finds! Come with us on this month’s food journey as we explore some of the tastiest products available. From the traditional flavors of Maine to New York-style pizza to an exquisite olive oil, we’re excited to share with you our selection of top 10 food finds for the month of January!

SHIP TOP FOOD FINDS

1. Rishi Tea & Botanicals Tea

Composed of premium teas and botanicals imported from gardens around the world, Rishi Tea & Botanicals tea is a true sipping experience. These teas are free of pesticides and fertilizers, making them healthier for the environment, farmers, and tea drinkers alike. Take your taste buds on a flavorful journey as you enjoy the wide array of Rishi Teas. Boost your immunity in a delicious way with Rishi Organic Elderberry Healer Botanical Blend. Filled with plenty of elderberry, ginger root, licorice root, and grapefruit essential oil, this tea has an elegant tannin structure and a luxurious flavor. The limited edition, seasonal Quince Eucalyptus Organic Tea is a lively blend of sweet quince, refreshing eucalyptus, spicy ginger, black pepper, and vibrant yuzu. If you enjoy robust teas, you’ll love the Mushroom Hero Tea. A hearty blend of reishi and maitake mushrooms, rich cocoa nibs, and detoxifying roots, gives this tea a coffee-like appearance and taste. Unwind and reset with a soothing cup of Rishi Valerian Dream Organic Tea, filled with calming botanical and aromatic flowers. Add some zest to your day with Rishi Turmeric Ginger Tea. A fragrant combination of turmeric, ginger, and citrus, this tea is not only wonderful on its own, but shines when used in a variety of recipes. We also love Spicy Masala Chai, a full-bodied black tea blended with traditional Indian masala spices; Dandelion Detox, the perfect after dinner tea; and the traditional British tea, Earl Grey.

2. Catalina Crunch Keto Cereal

A desire to enjoy healthier versions of those childhood favorite cereals drove Krishna, founder of Catalina Crunch, to create this cereal selection. Made with premium, all-natural ingredients, Catalina Crunch Keto Cereal contains a blend of plant proteins and fibers aimed to keep you full longer and promote gut health. This cereal is made ultra-crunchy for a few key reasons, including higher protein and fiber content, it’s more pleasurable to eat, prevents overeating, and boosts your energy through increasing the blood flow to your jaws. As you munch on flavors such as Dark Chocolate, Cinnamon Toast, and Maple Waffle, you can rest assured that these cereals are gluten and grain free, vegan, and Keto friendly.

3. L’Épicurien Mini Preserves Trio & Mini Cheese Confit Set

 

L’Epicurien focuses on the intricate yet artisanal process of taking fresh, top-of-the-line ingredients, combining them with complementary flavors, and creating the ideal textures for jams and preserves. Their impeccable attention to detail and careful product creation shines in each jar. Now you can enjoy a trio of flavors in this perfectly packed set! The L’Épicurien Mini Preserves Trio includes a selection of exquisite preserves that will add a gourmet touch to your breakfast, snack, or dessert. Inside you’ll find Very Strawberry Preserves, bursting with strawberry deliciousness that’s a wonderful addition to cottage cheese and trifles, Apricot, made with peach, apple, pear, and apricot, and Black Fig Preserves, rich with perfectly ripe figs this is delicious addition to your charcuterie board. We also love the L’Epicurien Mini Cheese Confit Set! A true cheese-lover’s dream, this set comes with Fig and Walnuts Confit, which goes perfectly with goat cheese, Red Pepper with Raspberry and Cayenne Pepper Confit, great with blue cheese or spread on sandwiches, and Black Cherry Confit that’s delicious slathered on a toasted baguette.

 

4. Antonio Mattei Biscotti

Enjoying Antonio Mattei Biscotti is like enjoying a piece of history. Thought of as the standard of all biscotti throughout Tuscany, this Tuscan treat is the real deal. It’s still made today with simple ingredients and then hand-shaped in the same historic bakery where it all began. Once the dough is baked in the oven, it’s sliced giving it the classic biscotti shape, then put back in the oven to achieve that perfectly crunchy texture. You can find these cookies packed in their iconic blue paper bags tied with their traditional string (the same way they’ve been packaging biscotti for over 100 years). Savor these treats at the end of the meal with a glass of dessert wine, like Tuscan Vin Santo, crumbled over gelato, or dipped in chocolate fondue.

 

5. Bar Harbor Soups

 

Savor the classic flavors of Maine with Bar Harbor Soups. Each hand-crafted batch is made with simple, real ingredients, including sustainably caught seafood, and contains no artificial preservatives or MSG. You’re sure to love Bar Harbor New England Clam Chowder. Loaded with tender potatoes and juicy clams, this soup will transport you to the shores of Maine. If you love salmon, Bar Harbor New England Style Salmon Chowder is a must! It’s a delightful and hearty blend of wild-caught seafood and potatoes, making it a meal in itself. (But we like to serve it with DLM Artisan Bread so that we can sop up every tasty drop.) We’d be remiss if we didn’t mention the Bar Harbor New England Style Corn Chowder. This comforting soup is chockful of delicious corn and perfect for these cold winter days. Don’t forget about the Lobster Bisque and Crab Bisque! These decadent soups are creamy and luxurious, filled with wild seafood caught right off the docks of Maine. Each bite is like a warm hug. Whether you choose to enjoy these soups with a chunk of DLM Artisan Bread, a handful of oyster crackers, or simply on their own, we’re sure they’ll become a staple in your pantry.

6. Wicked Minis Seasoned Oyster Crackers

Next on our food finds list is Moonlight Mixes Wicked Minis Seasoned Oyster Crackers. These crackers may be small, but they deliver a big punch of flavor! Wicked Minis Garlic Parmesan boasts plenty of savory garlic and parmesan making them some of our go-tos for adding a delightful crunch to salads or soups, including Bar Harbor Soups. The Crushed Red Pepper variety has just the right amount of heat, kicking up the flavor of a variety of dishes, including chili.

 

7. OlioCRU Garda DOP Trentino Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Located amongst the rolling hills in upper Lake Garda, Italy, OlioCRU strives to produce olive oil that’s a true reflection of its terroir. One of their carefully created varieties is the Garda DOP Trentino Extra Virgin Olive Oil that has a delicate and elegant flavor. It is recognized for harmony and for the light, balanced aromas of fresh grass, aromatic herbs, hay, and artichoke along with the typical almond aftertaste. The olives intended for production of extra virgin olive oil with “Garda” Protected Origin Denomination come from the elevated territories of the provinces of Brescia, Verona, Mantua and Trento.

8. Matiz España Tinned Fish & Piquillo Peppers

food finds

Part of Culinary Collective, a small company focused on supporting the preservation of local food systems worldwide, Matiz España represents some of the traditional and unique flavors of Spain. Caught in the Atlantic waters off the shores of Spain, Portugal, and Morocco, Matiz España Wild Octopus in Spanish Olive Oil is tender and flavorful. Enjoy it straight from the can or sautéed with Spanish paprika, salt, and a squeeze of lemon.  The sardine varieties from Matiz España are a must-try for any sardine fan. Whether you choose the standard Wild Sardines, Wild Sardines with Natural Essense, Small Sardines with Sweet Piquillo Peppers, or the Wild Spicy Sardines with Piripiri Chili Peppers in Olive Oil, you’re sure to enjoy the plump, tender texture and rich flavor of each hand-packed tin. Fished using traditional line and hook methods (dolphin free) and cleaned by hand, Matiz España Bonito del Norte tuna is packed in high quality Spanish amplifying its hearty and rich flavor. The Wild Cockles come from the Atlantic coast of Spain, Portugal, and France, and are pack Spanish-style with nothing more than a touch of sea salt. They’re plump, tender, and flavorful. Savor them from the tin with a squeeze of lemon and chopped parsley, or serve with pasta sauce and bread. Simmered and marinated in organic extra-virgin olive oil, Matiz España Organic Mussels in Oil and Vinegar are plump, tender, and excellent sprinkled with Spanish paprika, sautéed with onions and roasted peppers, or served with pasta sauce and bread. Matiz España D.O. Piquillo Peppers carry the exclusive seal of authenticity (Denominacion de Origen) granted only to those peppers that are hand-picked in the Ribera del Ebro region of Northern Spain. They’re slow roasted over open wood fires giving them a unique and complex flavor. Serve roasted, sautéed, tossed in salad, or stuffed.

 

9. DLM Sipping Bone Broth

food finds

With our high standards for all of our products, including those in our Meat department, providing a quality bone broth just seemed like a natural next step. Rich in flavor and filled with an abundance of nutrients, bone broth is great for your health and can be enjoyed in a number of ways. Add Sriracha for a little heat; ground ginger and turmeric for a stomach-soothing remedy; or add garlic to combat the common cold. Available in varieties such as Grass-Fed Beef Bone Broth, Free-Range Turkey Bone Broth, Organic Chicken Bone Broth, and a Field & Sky combination. Interested in trying all four? We now have a DLM Sipping Bone Broth Sampler available online only through shop.dorothylane.com!

 

10. Table 87 Coal Oven Pizza

food finds

Pizza fans know that there’s something undeniably delicious about that thin, chewy, and foldable crust that New York-style pizza is known for. Now you can satisfy that craving without having to make the trek to the Empire State thanks to New York-based Table 87. Known as “The Home of the Coal Oven Slice,” Table 87 has been slicing and serving up pies since 2012. Along with running three brick and mortar pizza shops in Brooklyn, they’ve figured out a way to share their delicious pizza with those near and far. Each pie begins with a flavorful crust that’s covered with homemade tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, and a variety of toppings. The pizza is then baked in their coal oven and promptly frozen to ensure freshness. Look for these pizzas in our Frozen department!

BaconFest 2021: The Bacon Must Go On

Although this year’s BaconFest may look very different without tastings and the event excitement, we thought about it and decided that the bacon must go on!  We’re still raising the curtain to highlight the star of the frying pan—BACON! We’re talking about DLM Uncured Bacon that contains no nitrates or nitrites, and is lifetime antibiotic free. During BaconFest, look for featured bacon-licious products weaved throughout our offering in just about every department, Jan. 27-Feb. 9, 2021, including our Made Right Here creations! From Bourbon Salted Chocolate Bacon to Bacon & Cheddar Stuffed Portobello, you’ll find bacon-centric products all around our stores and online at shop.dorothylane.com.

Although we aren’t having an “event” day in the traditional sense, be sure to pick up some of our bacon creations all around the store. Get our BaconFest Checklist so that you can make sure you make it to your favorites at your own pace Jan. 27-Feb. 9.

GET OUR BACONFEST CHECKLIST NOW!

  • Looking to bestow the gift of bacon to someone special? Check out our DLM Bacon Club via shop.DorothyLane.com. Each month for 6 months, the recipient will receive two packages of bacon from our curated selection.
  • As we celebrate this savory and beloved food, we’re highlighting some of our favorite recipes showcasing, you guessed it, BACON! Get these bacon-filled recipes here!

DLM Difference: Heavenly Ham®, A Timeless Tradition

The thing about tradition is that it brings us comfort, even as many of our typical holiday plans are shifting. This is why at DLM, we continue to do what we do best this holiday season, which is to provide Honestly Better® food and service every time. So no matter how different your holiday looks this year, the pleasure of a good meal is a tradition to hold tight. Our Heavenly Ham® is one of those food traditions at so many households, earning it a place on our list of treasured DLM Differences for plenty of good reasons.

Not only is it dressed with our signature glaze of a sweet, rich honey and delicate spices, but it’s all sealed in with a high-heat open flame. The result is a rich caramelization that locks in the juices and enhances the natural flavor within. The hams are slowly cured and hickory smoked, making them ready to heat and serve at a moment’s notice.

We first embarked on bringing such a treat to DLM in the early 80s with the help of a good friend who taught us a thing or two. Norman Mayne tells the story best as we sought to bring our ambition to life: “We ruined so many hams, but eventually (with help) we got it right. Millions of toothpicks later and after our first holiday season… they loved it.” Before we knew it, Heavenly Ham® was one of our holiday season bestsellers, eventually expanding to also ship via shop.dorothylane.com and embraced as a corporate gift. Heavenly Ham® certainly is a tradition we’ll hold on to.

 

Bringing home a Heavenly Ham® is a smart way to fill your table for days to come. Dinner? Done. Brunch? You betcha! Or, you’ll be covered when you get that hankering for a late night sandwich. If you’re lucky to have leftovers, check out some of our favorite recipes showcasing this timeless tradition.

DLM Difference: Our Non-GMO DLM Free-Range Turkey

In today’s world, it’s easy to get caught up in the negativity and mayhem. Reflecting back, the worse investment I’ve made this year was a 2020 planner! Every event has been turned upside down it seems. Do not let this happen to this year’s Thanksgiving Day.

Thanksgiving Day is meant to be a day (and hopefully for some time after) of reflection and gratitude. The gratitude of a successful harvest season and the wonderful bounty we have at our dinner tables. Giving thanks for the foundation of our great nation and the humanity of all people.

Give thanks at your Thanksgiving table by sharing this meal with your immediate family. Maybe you always cook the bird or maybe it is your first attempt. Either way, it’s a wonderful way to spend time together. Here at DLM, we are grateful for the opportunity to share with you a very special turkey. It’s locally raised, free-range, never administered antibiotics, and fed a non-GMO diet. It truly is a DLM Difference that we hope you’ll enjoy.

5 Things to Know About Our Non-GMO DLM Free-Range Turkey

1. LOCALLY RAISED

When you visit Bowman & Landes Turkeys in New Carlisle, Ohio, you’ll be greeted by the fall brilliance of splashy colors. DLM has partnered closely with Bowman & Landes to raise our turkeys for many years!

2. NON-GMO PROJECT VERIFIED

A few years ago, we proudly announced a huge DLM Difference when it comes to our turkey. We debuted our Non-GMO Project Verified DLM Free-Range Turkey. This was the result of a lengthy, ongoing process we embarked on with Bowman & Landes involving farm audits and documentation of procedures to make sure our flocks were raised Non-GMO Project Verified.

RESERVE THE TURKEY THAT WEARS THE BEST BUZZWORDS >>>

3. FREE-RANGE

Our turkeys can roam in outdoor greenspace if they wish where they can bob and weave with curiosity. Carl Bowman says that this isn’t just to make a more flavorful turkey, but it provides the conditions for a healthier one.

4. NO ANTIBIOTICS/HORMONES

DLM Turkeys have always been antibiotic and hormone free. They are fed a diet that in addition to being non-GMO, also is 100% vegetarian.

5. IT TASTES GOOD

As Carl Bowman told us on a past visit, “A happy turkey is a healthy turkey. … We translate a healthier turkey to a more flavorful one.” We couldn’t agree more. Ready to start cooking? Check out our turkey prep tips! 

How much to buy? See below and don’t forget to save room for turkey leftover recipes.

 

 

Thanksgiving Turkey Prep: 3 Methods to Try

I love all the November food magazines, blogs, and chefs all claiming they have finally found the best way to cook a turkey. Truth is, there is no one and only best way to cook it. Deciding on the desired end results will help the home cook figure out which particular cooking method can get them there.

Lots of families want the whole roasted bird as the centerpiece of their holiday table. While others want crispy, crackly skin with juicy tender meat inside, sans the stress of carving at the table. Some of us want a simple method that yields easy clean up, with just enough breast meat leftover for sandwiches. Others are in it for the adventure! Whatever you’re looking for, here are three ideas for how to prepare your locally raised Non-GMO DLM Free-Range Turkey, the turkey that’s the talk of the town!

1. The Traditional Whole Roasted Turkey

Step 1: Remove the neck and gizzards and discard or place in the bottom of the roasting pan if you desire. Rinse the turkey, drain well, and pat dry.

Step 2: Rub skin with Vera Jane’s Extra-Virgin Olive Oil and season well with Kosher salt and DLM Grilling & Seasoning Rub.

Step 3: Fill the cavity with celery, onion, and a quartered lemon. Add an inch of water to the pan and roast covered (uncover at end to lightly brown).

Step 4: Pull when meat thermometer reads 165ºF in the thigh. Let turkey rest for 15-20 minutes before carving. It’s that simple! Hint: If turkey is too large to fit in your pan, see No. 3 below for a Spatchcocked Turkey.

Approximate Roasting Times*
12–17 lbs = 3¼ to 4½ hours
18–21 lbs = 4¼ to 5¼ hours
22–24 lbs = 5¼ to 6¼ hours

*Times above are for a 350°F oven with an unstuffed turkey (no stuffing in the cavity). To ensure that turkey is fully cooked to 165°F, insert the thermometer into the thickest part of the inner thigh.

LEARN MORE >>> 5 Common Turkey Prep Questions Answered

2. Turkey Breast

We all know that dark meat is the most flavorful, but for those white meat fans, roasting a turkey breast is just the ticket.

Step 1: Try rubbing it with an herb butter, either making your own or using our DLM Herb Butter from The DLM Cheese Shop. Rub all over the outside and even tuck some under the skin!

Step 2: Choose a pan that’s slightly larger than your breast. Add about an inch of liquid to it. Try DLM Premium Turkey Broth or channel your inner Ina Garten and use white wine.

Step 3: Cook low and slow to keep meat from drying out. Preheat oven to 325ºF and cook until it reaches 165ºF.

3. Spatchcocked

The benefits are plenty—cut down on cooking time and maximize that crispy skin!

Step 1: Remove turkey’s backbone using a good pair of kitchen shears. Flatten turkey in pan, breast-side up, pushing down on breast bones. Pull thighs outward.

Step 2: Rub with Vera Jane’s Extra-Virgin Olive Oil and season with sea salt and freshly ground pepper on both sides! Or, use a dry brine for extra crispy skin. Sit turkey uncovered overnight in the fridge.

Step 3: Cook to 165ºF. To carve, remove legs and wings and slice breast meat, paying attention to cut away from breastbone.

 

Top 10 Food Finds November

Our food finds journey has brought us several fantastic products so far. From luxurious chocolates to truffle-laden sauces and salts, these selections represent some of the best products in the food industry. As we move on to November, we’re excited to highlight even more delicious items. Check out our list of this month’s top 10 food finds below!

SHIP TOP FOOD FINDS

1. Newby Teas

With a reputation of being the world’s most awarded luxury tea brand, Newby produces quality tea from only the best ingredients. They’re extremely particular as to the tea leaves that are selected to create their line of teas. So much so, that they only use the leaves that are picked in prime season from March to July. Each tea has exceptional flavor that represents the region from where the ingredients came from. Meticulously blending and tasting various teas, Newby is able to craft a beverage that’s rich in flavor, yet delicate and refined. Newby Earl Grey Black Tea blends black tea leaves with bergamot oil, giving this particular variety a citrus aroma and sweet bergamot orange taste. The Ginger & Lemon Tea is a lively, spicy, and warming blend of ginger root and lemongrass. The aroma and flavor of lemon and ginger is sure to awaken your senses as you enjoy a cup.

2. Oui Love It! Biscuits

An adorable family filled with foodies. That’s what you’ll find as you dig into the story behind family-owned Oui Love It! Constantly on the move as adventure beckoned them, French couple Isabelle and Bruno, along with their kids, always brought a piece of home with them as they travelled—biscuits. Their love of these cookies and desire to share them with others drove them to create this line of French biscuits. Hand-selected ingredients used in traditional recipes and made by the very best biscuit makers, Oui Love It! Biscuits are made in France and quite delicious. The Boudoirs are soft and they melt in your mouth. Because of their texture, they’re not only great on their own, but also in Tiramisu. You can’t get much better than Palets Bretons. These round, crumbly biscuits are made with an indulgent amount of butter making them simply irresistible. Oui Love It! Palmiers have a stunning appearance and an equally scrumptious flavor. They’re light and airy with a delightful crunch. Sablés Coco are made from sweet shortcrust pastry. When these cookies are made, cold butter is added to flour and sugar, then rubbed together until all the flour and sugar is coated with butter. This process gives these biscuits an incredible texture making it hard to eat only one.

3. Eat This Yum! Jams & Preserves

Located in Bucks County, Erwinna, Pennsylvania, Eat This Yum! is family-owned, focusing on all-natural, fruit-forward flavors. Using fruit that’s at its peak ripeness, a variety of spices and herbs, and less sugar than traditional jams, Eat This Yum! carefully crafts their preserves. Eat This Yum! Uncured Bacon Marmalade with Orange and Balsamic Caramelized Onion is filled with oranges, balsamic caramelized onions, roasted garlic, fresh thyme, and lots of bacon, of course! Slather this marmalade on burgers, grilled cheese, or paninis. The Seedless Blackberry Rosemary Jam is bursting with sweet yet tart blackberry goodness along with aromatic rosemary, making it the perfect choice for serving with creamy cheeses, lamb, and sea bass. Or, try using it as a base for a vinaigrette. Savory and slightly sweet flavors meet in Eat This Yum! Tomato Jalapeño Marmalade. This zingy spread is delicious with freshly grilled shrimp, poured over Brie, or spread on a ham sandwich. Sweet strawberries, bright citrus, and comforting lavender combine to create the Strawberry Lemon Lavender Preserves. We love this jam with cottage cheese, yogurt, ice cream, and even just on toasted DLM Artisan Bread. The delightful combination of rich flavors in the Eat This Yum! Balsamic Caramelized Onions is a great addition to paninis and burgers. Blueberry Cardamom Preserve has a wonderful blueberry flavor that when partnered with the cardamom and a little garlic is the ideal choice for a finishing sauce for duck. Spiced Caramel Pear Jam screams fall as it’s filled with delicate pear flavor along with nutmeg, allspice, and cinnamon. Add to your cheese board alongside blue cheese and brie, or get create and use for thumbprint cookies.

4. Loison Panettone

As you enjoy a piece of Loison Panettone, you’re met with great flavor and a product rich in history and Italian holiday tradition. Using top-of-the-line fresh ingredients, like eggs from free-range hens, milk, butter, and cream along with carefully sourced fixings, like Italian sugar and whole sea salt, Loison has perfected crafting panettone. Studded with fruit and a variety of ingredients, this cake-like bread is excellent with tea or coffee, used for French toast, and makes a great gift this holiday season. If you’re looking for the classic panettone experience, we suggest trying Loison Panettone Classico. It’s filled with sweet raisins and has a wonderful orange and citron flavor. Studded with Sultana raisins and candied lemon peels, Loison Panettone Limone has a beautiful and refreshing flavor that’s complemented by a lemon cream. For the chocolate lover, try Panettone Chocolat. With the traditional panettone shape and height, this panettone is filled with pieces of chocolate. Try serving it warm paired with a glass of DLM A2 Guerney Milk. Another chocolate-centric option is the Loison Panettone Gran Cacao. Throughout this holiday treat, you’ll find chocolate morsels and a rich ripple of chocolate filling. Turning up the decadent dial, Loison also has Panettone Carmello Salato that not only has chocolate chunks mixed throughout, but it’s stuffed with salted caramel cream. Although Loison is well-known for their incredible panettone, they also produce biscuits. The Pera Biscuits are rich, perfectly crunchy, and have a surprisingly fresh flavor due to the addition of pear. Loison Albicocca Biscuits are made with apricot, giving the cookie a lovely aroma and a delightful sweetness. Look for these exquisitely wrapped Italian treasures in stores and online, while supplies last.

5. North Country Charcuterie

Found locally in Columbus, Ohio, North Country Charcuterie is a family-owned company that handmakes cured meats and salamis. Using humanely raised Berkshire pork and ingredients from Ohio producers, they’re able to create excellent products. No 1 Salami is the richest and creamiest salami of the North Country collection. It is boldly flavored with cheese from Blue Jacket Dairy in Bellefontaine, Ohio, Chardonnay from Debonne Vineyards in Madison, Ohio, chopped garlic, and fresh sage. Subtly flavored with Tripel from Combustion Brewery in Pickerington, Tripel Pigs Salami is their most traditional salami with an American twist. Lupo Salami is deep, dark, and mysterious. North Country artisans combine Russian Imperial Stout from Wolf’s Ridge Brewing in Columbus, Ohio, with Mexican mole to create a rich, bold flavor. Fino Salami is an ode to the owner’s mom and her love of garlic. This Finocchiona-style salami is a delicate balance of ground fennel and minced garlic. The Rojizo Chorizo is an intriguing fusion of European traditions and flavors like hot paprika, cayenne, and chipotle without overwhelming heat. Hoguera Spreadable Chorizo is best enjoyed on a baguette or added to a favorite Spanish recipe. This Sobrasada with its hot paprika, chipotle, and cayenne hits your tongue with a sultry surprise and fiery finish. They use synthetic casings for this link. All of these are best served at room temperature. The white mold on the outside is edible and natural, but you can peel it off before serving.

6. Bravado Spice Co. Hot Sauce

Boldly going where no other hot sauces have gone before, Bravado Spice Co. crafts unique hot sauces that are bold, blending heat and flavor in perfect harmony. Their Jalapeño & Green Apple Hot Sauce composed of green apple, poblano pepper, and jalapeño pepper is fairly mild and is an excellent addition to omelets, pulled pork, and seafood. Try drizzling in your guacamole for an irresistible sweet heat. Pineapple & Habanero Hot Sauce is exploding with pineapple flavor and nice heat from the habanero peppers, but it’s well balanced and goes great with pork, chicken, and seafood. We love adding it to marinades. Bravado Spice Co. Crimson Hot Sauce is a go-to sauce for just about anything—a true hot sauce MVP. If you love Tabasco, you need to try this! Pour liberally on wings, tacos, pizza, and fried chicken (it goes great on just about everything). AKA Miso Ghost-Reaper Hot Sauce will give you an addicting blaze of heat along with the umami flavor you crave. Try this sauce with ramen, sushi, roasted veggies, and grilled meats. We can’t get enough of Bravado Spice Co. Ghost Pepper & Blueberry Hot Sauce! Great heat and just the right amount of blueberry flavor makes this hot sauce a true showstopper. Because of the blueberry’s slightly sweet taste, we recommend pairing this sauce with your eggs and bacon, duck, and red meats. The Creamy Herb and Jalapeño Hot Sauce is made with savory herbs, fresh jalapeños, garlic, and olive oil forging into the ultimate creamy green sauce. We suggest pairing it with grilled steak, roasted chicken, pork loin, salmon, grilled zucchini & squash, oysters, empanadas, and fried plantains. And don’t think Bravado forgot about Italian dishes. The award-winning Serrano & Basil Hot Sauce is filled with fragrant basil and the zing of serrano peppers. This sauce is just begging to be poured over pasta, pizza, lasagna, meatball subs, and so much more.

7. John Wm. Macy’s Grilled Crostini Toasts with Olive Oil & Sea Salt

With over 40 years of experience, John Wm. Macy’s bakery creates exquisite snacks full of flavor and real, quality ingredients. Grilled Crostini Toasts are toasted slices of artisan sourdough baguettes that have been seasoned with olive oil and sea salt. These bread slices are then baked to achieve that signature crunch. These crostini toasts are excellent right out of the bag or slathered with a cheese spread from The DLM Cheese Shop.

8. DLM La Pastora Yellow Honey Coffee

We first tasted La Pastora at a deep-rooted family farm when visiting Costa Rica, and are excited to bring it to you. It’s bright with citrus, melon, mango, and berry flavors with a raw sugar finish, as the coffee is honey processed alongside the family’s organic fruit farm. Fanatic about ripeness, only the brightest red coffee cherries make the cut. That high level of attention to processing results in this exceptional coffee roasted locally at Boston Stoker. Finca La Pastora is located in Santa Maria de Dota region of Tarrazu. The farm has been in the same family for over 60 years. The owner Minor Esquival Picado, has divided the farm into 3 separate farms, 2 for his daughters and La Pastora which he has built his micro mill. One of the more innovative producers in the area with concern for environmental impact all of his coffee is honey processed and dried on African beds. Boston Stoker roasts this coffee exclusively for DLM.

9. Lick My Spoon Confections Chocolate Bars

Without formal training, but a passion for creating the best confections possible, Kristine Insalaco-Gaioni dabbled in making traditional Italian sweets and caramel sauce. Through trial and error she perfected her caramel sauce and passed it out to friends. After receiving rave reviews, Kristine decided to enter her caramel sauce in the Good Food Awards in San Francisco where her sauce won the hearts of the judges. The name for the caramel sauce, Lick My Spoon, came naturally as the judges and friends who tasted her sauce would literally lick the spoon. After her caramel sauce became a hit, she decided to dive into working with chocolate. This desire to learn led her to training in Milan with a master pastry chef, working her way to the title of chocolatier. Lick My Spoon Confections chocolate bars have crave-worthy and unique flavor combinations that we just love. The Orange Cardamom Spice Bar, composed of white chocolate that’s blended with candied orange peel, cardamom spice, and pistachio almond nougatine, is not only one of our favorites, but it also is a Good Food Award Winner 2020. White chocolate blended with raspberries and strawberries with a touch of rosewater, the Berry Rose Bar is visually stunning and a beautiful combination of flavors. You have to try Hot Little Number Bar. With complex flavors and a kiss of heat, this chocolate bar is made with 61% Venezuelan single bean origin cacao, cinnamon, and a mix of peppers. The picturesque Strawberry Bar, made with strawberries and cocoa butter, tastes of ripe strawberries with freeze dried strawberry slices.

10. Esther Price Fine Chocolates Fudge

With their first roots planted right here in Dayton, Esther Price Fine Chocolates has certainly become a household name. This delicious story began in a 7th grade Home Economics class where THE Esther Price learned to make fudge and immediately fell in love with the process. From there she ventured into making chocolate and soon began selling chocolate from her home business. Esther’s business quickly outgrew her home, so she opened her first store on Wayne Avenue in Dayton, and the rest is history. In homage to their humble beginnings, Esther Price produces rich and decadent home made fudge. Available in Chocolate and Peanut Butter, this delectable, local treat makes a great gift or indulgent treat for yourself.

Rotisserie Chicken Perfected

It’s a delicious sight to see our massive rotisserie oven powered up and spinning. As one rack rises to the top of the spindle, the drippings from the whole plump chickens fall, splashing onto the racks below basting the meat. The result is an ultra-moist and tender DLM Rotisserie Chicken that doesn’t disappoint. But the real secret to this DLM Difference starts before they even enter the oven.

The secret is the chicken. Like all of our chicken, it’s air-chilled, lifetime free of antibiotics and hormones, and fed a 100% vegetarian diet. But there’s more than just that. We start with a bigger bird, which not only results in more meat, but a juicier and more tender finished product.

rotisserie chicken

ROTISSERIE CHICKEN AT ITS FINEST

When you get a DLM Rotisserie Chicken you’ll probably first notice the evenly golden skin. Patty Comley, who makes sure the rotisserie at DLM Washington Square keeps up with the daily demand at that location, is quick to point out that the golden skin is just right—never too crispy, but perfectly browned. That’s the beauty of how the rotisserie oven cooks. It gently turns slowly allowing the bird to be cooked evenly on all sides. Prior to starting the rotisserie, Patty generously adds a dry rub, containing no MSG, to the breast of each chicken. She then loads the oven so that one rack will be positioned below the other as it rises to the top, to catch those rich drippings.

She’s always careful to never cook too many birds at once and to keep cooking them throughout the day so that customers can have the best eating experience and they aren’t grabbing one that has been sitting in the warmer too long. She’ll routinely check to see how they’re moving to gauge how many she needs to reload. If a chill hits the air or she senses that people are needing a break from cooking, she knows that the demand may be greater. That hunger for DLM Rotisserie Chicken is what has elevated this to a DLM Difference mainstay over the years.

Patty likes to get two meals out of her DLM Rotisserie Chicken when she brings one home. The first meal is just the chicken with some simple sides, like mashed potatoes, coleslaw, corn on the cob, or green beans. The second is a new meal entirely using the leftover chicken, like chicken and noodles.

rotisserie chicken thai noodles

WINNER, WINNER ROTISSERIE CHICKEN DINNER!

Got a recipe calling for chicken, but short on time? Quicken your meal prep with a DLM Rotisserie Chicken. Here are some meal ideas using rotisserie chicken!

Idea 1: Chicken with Thai Peanut Noodles

Pull chicken off the bone and slice into thin strips. Toss the strips with some pasta (I like either rice noodles or spaghetti for this). Add to it any of these mix-ins: Thai peanut or sweet chili sauce, a splash of soy sauce, julienned carrots, diced green onions, and chopped DLM Extra-Large Peanuts. Then, drizzle with some Sriracha.

Idea 2: BBQ Chicken Sandwiches

Shred the chicken and mix it up with some of our DLM Original Barbecue Sauce. Gently reheat if necessary and pile into our Bakery’s Golden Hamburger Buns. Try it topped with briny pickles, smoked Gouda, or our Homestyle Coleslaw.

Idea 3: One Pan Chicken Enchiladas

In a non-stick skillet, layer your favorite enchilada sauce, a couple corn tortillas, and a container of DLM Roasted Tomatillo Salsa or your favorite salsa. Top with shredded chicken and some shredded Monterey Jack cheese. Cover and gently simmer for about 15-20 minutes. Finish under the broiler for a delicious cheesy crust and serve with a little sour cream and a dollop of DLM Homemade Guacamole.

Idea 4: Chopped Chicken Salad

Grab your favorite bagged leaf salad (I like a spinach and arugula mix) and toss in some shredded chicken. Throw in a couple of your favorite add-ins, such as drained black beans, diced jicama, green onions, chopped tomatoes, shredded Cheddar, and crunchy tortilla strips. Then, toss it all together with ranch dressing and a dollop of your favorite DLM Salsa.

Idea 5: Chicken Tortellini Soup

Shred chicken and set aside. In a soup pot, sauté a small amount of soup veggie starters, such as chopped onion, celery, and carrots, in a little Vera Jane’s Extra-Virgin Olive Oil until soft. Add several cups of your favorite stock and season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil and then lower heat. Add a package of tortellini and the shredded chicken; let simmer until tender. Serve with some crusty DLM Artisan Farmhouse Bread.

Gourmet Burgers: The DLM Difference

Twenty years ago, we knew we wanted to do something to make the proverbial “burger” anything but basic. I mean, when you start with ground chuck that is lifetime free of antibiotics and hormones from trusted farms, you already have the makings for burger nirvana. But our appetite told us that grillmasters sought something more elaborate, exciting, and albeit gourmet. What began with a few mainstays like the Cheddar Bacon and Black ‘N Bleu burger quickly grew into a full-blown line of DLM Gourmet Burgers. We certainly had fun coming up with crave-worthy combinations of ingredients to give each DLM Gourmet Burger a distinct personality and flavor profile.

Our Gourmet Burger varieties are seasoned with fresh ingredients by our trained butchers who then hand-shape into generous patties. In addition to several ground chuck variations, we kept the creative juices flowing and also have a few burger varieties featuring our locally raised DLM Non-GMO Turkey, DLM Natural Lamb, DLM Natural Beef ground sirloin, and ground DLM Air-Chilled Chicken. All, of course, abide by the pillars of our Meat department to feature fresh meats that are lifetime free of antibiotics and hormones and fed a 100% vegetarian diet. “The result was the best of the best. We initially envisioned our DLM Gourmet Burger line being a seasonal item, but the demand spoke for itself and we found ourselves featuring these year-round,” says Jack Gridley, DLM VP of Meat & Seafood. With that in mind, grill on!


Although each DLM Gourmet Burger served simply on a DLM Golden Hamburger Bun packs plenty of flavor on its own, we’ve decided to keep your grill fires stoked with these ultra-fun ways to dress your uniquely crafted burger. We promise that your backyard BBQ will never be boring with DLM Gourmet Burgers and the perfect accompaniments! Check out these ideas for 8 DLM Gourmet Burgers expertly elevated.

8 DLM GOURMET BURGERS EXPERTLY ELEVATED

1. ROSEMARY LAMB GOURMET BURGER

8 DLM Gourmet Burgers Expertly Elevated

This DLM Gourmet burger truly is unique, featuring freshly ground lamb, a touch of Dijon mustard, and fresh rosemary that cooks up juicy and full of flavor.

BUILD YOUR BURGER:

For a signature combo, layer this burger with Cucina Viva Sun Dried Tomato Tapenade, goat cheese, Les Moulins Mahjoub Natural Black Olive Spread, DLM Aged Balsamic Vinegar of Modena, and peppery arugula.

 

2. BLACK N BLEU GOURMET BURGER

8 DLM Gourmet Burgers Expertly Elevated

This one is not shy on flavor! Our butchers lightly mix in DLM Uncured Bacon, green onion, blue cheese crumbles, and then dust with Cajun seasoning.

BUILD YOUR BURGER:

Slather a DLM Golden Hamburger Bun with plenty of DLM Blue Cheese Dressing, local tomato, red onion, and crisp iceberg lettuce.

 

3. PHILLY-STYLE GOURMET BURGER

8 DLM Gourmet Burgers Expertly Elevated

Ground chuck lightly mixed with onions, peppers, and well-seasoned with salt, pepper, and garlic.

BUILD YOUR BURGER:

In the true Philly spirit, we’ve created made-from-scratch cheese whiz sauce (get the recipe here). Don’t forget the sautéed onions and green peppers piled into a DLM Hard Roll that can handle all of that deliciousness!

 

4. ORTEGA GOURMET BURGER

8 DLM Gourmet Burgers Expertly Elevated

This popular favorite is made with green chiles, chipotles in adobo, and shredded pepper jack cheese.

BUILD YOUR BURGER:

Pile it on a DLM Kaiser Bun with Primal Kitchen Chipotle Lime Mayo with Avocado Oil, Deer Creek The Rattlesnake Cheddar, DLM Salsa, crumbled DLM White Corn Tortilla Chips, shredded iceberg lettuce, and diced fresh tomatoes.

 

5. RANCH TURKEY GOURMET BURGER

8 DLM Gourmet Burgers Expertly Elevated

Non-GMO and locally raised DLM ground turkey is seasoned with the good flavors of ranch and shredded Swiss.

BUILD YOUR BURGER:

Don’t hold back your love for ranch. Try this one topped with some DLM Buttermilk Ranch Dressing, fresh avocado, lettuce, tomato, and red onion.

 

6. HORSERADISH CHEDDAR GOURMET BURGER

8 DLM Gourmet Burgers Expertly Elevated

Try this nose-burner that’s made with DLM Pure Horseradish and garlic.

BUILD YOUR BURGER:

Nestle it onto a DLM Golden Hamburger Bun with Terrapin Ridge Farms Dill Pickle Mustard. Top your burger with Harlech, a semi-soft Welsh cheese with horseradish and parsley. Don’t forget the Randy’s Sideburns Pickles.

 

7. PALMER STEAK GOURMET BURGER

8 DLM Gourmet Burgers Expertly Elevated

Do you love steak? This best-selling burger has your name all over it! We make it with ground sirloin, steak sauce, Provolone, and garlic.

BUILD YOUR BURGER:

Take it up a few notches with Italian Provolone, caramelized onions, Bourbon Barrel Aged Worcestershire Sauce, The Pine Club Steakhouse Sauce, and arugula—all on a DLM Hard Roll.

 

8. CHEDDAR BACON GOURMET BURGER

8 DLM Gourmet Burgers Expertly Elevated

Talk about a crowd-pleaser! This is one of the original varieties that started our Gourmet Burger craze! Made with shredded Cheddar and DLM Uncured Bacon, this hits all the notes of a classic burger that has a ramped-up flavor.

BUILD YOUR BURGER:

We’ve topped this one with DLM Original Barbecue Sauce, DLM Uncured Applewood Smoked Bacon, Tillamook Cheddar cheese, onion straws, lettuce, tomato, and red onion on a classic DLM Golden Hamburger Bun.

*Did you know? You can ship several of these tasty condiments and burger additions through shop.DorothyLane.com!

The Perfect Steak: USDA Prime DLM Ribeye Steak Grilling Tips

When you ask someone what they would like to have grilled, I bet the No. 1 answer will be a steak, so let’s talk about it! We’re not lusting for just any kind of steak; we want one coming off the grill that’s dripping and oozing with flavor and deliciousness. That vision is a USDA Prime DLM Ribeye Steak, a true DLM Difference.

Hold off on the fancy sauces and compound butter. If you buy a high-quality steak, you want to taste the amazing flavor of the beef. By combining well-marbled Prime Beef, salt, fire, and a few simple rules, you will be the perfect grill sergeant.

Watch the below DLM Difference spotlight or keep reading for tips from the experts on how to grill like the best!

 

1. Source quality beef and the right cut, like our USDA Prime DLM Ribeye Steak. Talk to us for more options.

2. Brush with olive oil and season liberally with Kosher salt or a coarse sea salt. Let the beef warm up and absorb the salt before grilling. You’ll love the soft, crunchy Maldon Sea Salt Flakes that literally melt into the steak!

3. Steaks are made for fire! We’re talking serious hot heat to get that caramelization of the meat and that rich, complex flavor. We eat with our eyes, so sear for two minutes and then rotate the steak 45 degrees and sear for another two minutes to get the perfect grill marks. Flip the steak with tongs and repeat the process on the other side. Then move the steak to the indirect or low heat side of the grill to finish cooking.

4. Use a meat thermometer to get the right internal temperature (to start, 120-125°F  for a rare steak). Pull the steak and let it rest for 10 minutes to re-absorb the juices. Pay attention to your cooking … timing is everything.

Looking to make the full meal on the grill? Check out this recipe for Grilled Vegetables!