Top 10 Food Finds September

With an insatiable hunger for all things food, we are continuously searching for the best, new, and exciting products available. And as we enter another month, we’re excited to bring you a list of our top 10 food finds for September! We hope you brought your appetite because these finds are mighty tasty.

*All items can be found in stores and online at shop.DorothyLane.com unless otherwise noted.

SHIP TOP FOOD FINDS

1. Nu Bake Phyllo Crisps

Delicate, crispy, indulgent, and buttery, phyllo pastry is flaky and oh-so delicious. Nu Bake has taken this classic dough and cranked up the flavor with their phyllo crisps. They carefully layer phyllo dough sheets by hand and top them with an assortment of goodies. From dried cranberries, oats, and sunflower seeds to cinnamon and apples, these crisps are perfect vessels for a variety of cheeses. Or if you’re looking for a sweet snack, these are one of our new go-tos.

2. Molino 100% Picaul Extra Virgin Olive Oil

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The Garcia-Casas family has had generations of experience harvesting olive trees in Spain and in 2005, they started producing olive oil of exceptional quality. Controlling the entire process from grove to mill to bottle, they are able to ensure the quality never wavers. Molino 100% Picual Extra Virgin Olive Oil is harvested in mid-November at peak ripeness resulting in a low acidity level. This olive oil is a great choice for sautéing, frying, or poaching, but with its aromas of banana, tomato, and a cayenne pepper finish, we love it drizzled on tomato dishes, salads, salmon, and pasta.

3. DLM Artisan Chocolate Bars

Here at DLM, we love great food and sometimes a collaboration is just natural as it is with our dear friend, Master Chef Ghyslain Maurais … who also loves great food! Together, we’ve created a line of chocolate bars that are beautifully made, affordable, and the perfect accompaniment to nearly any occasion. Available in Dark, Milk, Sea Salt Almond, Artisan Dark Milk, Hazelnut, and Sea Salt Caramel, these are meant to be nibbled at your desk mid-day, post meal for a decadent dessert, or paired with the perfect wine for a tasty treat.

4. Regalis Truffle Products

By directly sourcing products from small family producers and partners Regalis is able to provide tremendous items to Michelin starred restaurants and now home cooks, including their line of truffle foods. Enjoy white truffle year round with their White Truffle Infused Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Cold-pressed and small estate grown, this olive oil has a beautiful golden hue and exudes the earthy, umami elegance of white truffles from Le Marche, Italy. We like to enjoy this olive oil drizzled on top of fresh pasta, DLM Artisan Bread, omelettes, or meat. Elevate your roasted veggies, burrata cheese, or fresh strawberries with Regalis Black Truffle Balsamic. This 18 year barrel-aged balsamic from Modena is infused with black winter Perigord truffles from Spain to create a rich, luscious glaze that prized by top chefs around the world. Regalis Black Truffle Carpaccio is composed of slices of large, aromatic Italian summer truffles from Abruzzo, Italy, that are preserved in extra virgin olive oil. These slices are amazing on meats, pastas, risotto, or mac and cheese. By combining minced fragrant Italian summer black truffles from Abruzzo, Italy, with Champignon de Paris mushrooms and extra virgin olive oil, Regalis is able to curate their Black Truffle Tapenade. Try tossing this sort of pâté with pasta, mixing with eggs, adding to sauces, or spreading over bruschetta. These truffle food finds exude sheer luxury.

5. Nina’s Paris Teas

Nina’s Paris invites you to sip tea like royalty as their teas are made from fruits and flowers of the garden of the King of Versailles. Grown using traditional techniques that were imposed during the time of Louis XIV, the fruits chosen for Nina’s Paris teas are carefully picked by hand allowing them to select only the best. As you steep Nina’s Paris Je t’aime, you’re met with aromas of vanilla and caramel that draws you in for the first sip. As you continue on your tea-drinking experience, you’ll find that this black tea cloaks you in gentleness and warmth. We’d be remiss to not include the ever-popular Nina’s Paris Marie Antoinette Tea. This tea is composed of a blend of ceylon tea, rose petals, and apples from the Versailles palace garden. With a beautiful fragrance and refined flavor, this tea is fit for a queen.

6. Maison Pebeyre Truffle Trio Gift Set & Truffle Oil Duo

We can’t get enough of the lavish truffle flavor, and Maison Pebeyre helped our desire for this earthy goodness with their Truffle Trio Gift Set and their Truffle Oil Duo. Dealing exclusively with truffles, this family-owned and run company in southwestern France is well known for their remarkable products. The Truffle Trio comes fully loaded with truffle oil, truffle salt, and truffle honey. Add that delicious truffle flavor to a variety of dishes, like popcorn, vegetables, fish, and salads, with these tasty products. Enjoy both black and white truffle olive oil with their Oil Duo. These oils are excellent in risotto, pasta, drizzled over meat, scrambled eggs, and so much more.

7. Bee Raw Honey

Starting with a mission to save endangered bees and produce incredible products, Bee Raw collects quality honey from only wild or organic floral sources. They strive for sustainability by using post-consumer paper and glass packing for their products as well as supporting small farming bodies. Their Florida Orange Blossom Honey showcases beautiful orange flavor in the most delicious ways. With notes of citrus and zest, this honey is excellent with Manchego, as a sweet note in coleslaw, or added to cocktails. Bee Raw’s Sweet Yellow Clover Honey from Colorado exudes flavors of carmelized custard and a touch of burnt sugar making it the perfect partner for figs and washed rind cheeses, such as Taleggio. We love the light and floral flavors of their Maine Wild Raspberry Honey. We recommend using it to make a flavorful honey butter, adding it to a raspberry mojito, or simply adding it to your cheeseboard for a sweet drizzle.

8. The Tapas Sauces from Spain

Throughout their 50 years of being in business, The Tapas Sauces company has evolved offering products fit for current consumer’s liking and lifestyle all while preserving traditional Spanish flavors and recipes. We carry four different sauces, each representing varying flavors that can be used in different recipes. The blend of vegetables, sunflower oil, tomato sauce, vinegar, garlic, and spices makes their Salsa Mojo Picón the perfect partner for grilled meats. It’s also great to dip nachos, fries, or baked potatoes. Their Salsa Verde is full of garlicky goodness and a delicious addition to seafood and poultry. Salsa Chimichurri, made with lemon, honey, and red bell pepper, is slightly spicy and goes great with roasted meat, poultry, or fish. The spiciest of the group is the Salsa Brava. Originally from Spain, this tomato-based sauce pairs well with fried potatoes.

9. Purely Elizabeth Ancient Grain Granola

Purely Elizabeth was founded with a simple goal in mind—to use superfoods to create healthier and better-tasting alternatives to what was available at that time. Non-GMO project verified, certified gluten-free, certified made with organic ingredients, certified vegan, containing no artificial additives or soy, these Purely Elizabeth products are made with high quality ingredients that are not only rich in nutrients, but also incredible flavor. We love the delightful crunch and slightly sweet taste their granola provides. Enjoy these delicious clusters with milk, yogurt, on a smoothie bowl, or right out of the bag!

10. Bell & Evans Gourmet Chicken Burgers

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Bell & Evans, an award-winning company known for their delicious, high quality chicken, is now creating gourmet chicken burgers! These chicken patties are juicy, flavorful, and come in varieties such as Chicken Bacon & Sharp Cheddar, Roasted Portabella & Swiss, and Granny Smith Apple & Gouda. Look for these in our Meat department. In-store only.

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.

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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.

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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.

Meal Ideas Made Easy with Gourmet Takeaway

At DLM, we aren’t just your pantry. We’re also an extension of your Kitchen when you need us to be. You’ve likely heard us say the words “Made Right Here” or seen them stickered on a DLM package. These are words that mean something to us and guide us in a number of departments. Take for instance our Gourmet Takeaway selection, brimming with ready-made possibilities. When you peer into this case, you’re greeted with an entire visual menu of chef-driven recipes that are ready to heat and eat. From sides like Twice-Baked Potatoes that are stunningly swirled on top, to entrées like Roasted Beef Tenderloin, featuring USDA Prime DLM Natural Beef, your eyes will dance with delight looking over these delightful meal ideas. As you stand there, you’ll also see a state-of-the-art Kitchen on the other side of the counter that’s bustling with amazing people who are chopping, poaching, baking, searing, and sautéing real food (our Oakwood Kitchen is the only one not visible from the retail floor).

We use ingredients we are not only proud of but that taste good—this is what we call a Flavor First food mentality. “We use the foods we sell in our stores,” says Chef Carrie Walters, DLM Culinary Director, citing that when local tomatoes are available, you’ll see those intertwined. Her counterpart, DLM Food Service Director Jason Belcher, elaborates on the proteins. “DLM Air-Chilled Chicken, USDA Prime DLM Natural Beef, and sustainably caught salmon or farm-raised the right way” are all at play when you view the selection of ready-made entrées in our Gourmet Takeaway, like best-seller Asiago Encrusted Chicken. “It’s Made Right Here by our Kitchen staff every day,” he says with confidence and pride.

GETTING TO KNOW “AUNT DOROTHY”

We often use the words “Aunt Dorothy” when talking about the home-cooked foods streaming from our Kitchens. But who is Aunt Dorothy? DLM Springboro’s Kitchen Manager Jessica Prior says it best. “Aunt Dorothy is all of us,” referring to her cooking professional comrades at all of the Kitchens. “We take a lot of pride in cooking it, so we make it look beautiful, too,” Prior says, noting that the “wow” first impression is what they strive for when a customer steps up to admire the selection.

Each store’s Kitchen works closely with the Deli managers so that they can keep the selection as fresh as possible each day, and making more as needed. As you go from one store to another, you’ll likely notice not only consistency in the selection but also in the taste and recipes behind it all. That is where Chef Carrie comes in.

To know Chef Carrie is a cool thing. She isn’t the type of chef who relishes in always repeating familiar favorites. She is on trend and is constantly experimenting to take us to that next great food find here at DLM. In her free time, she enjoys jetting across the globe to experience new foods, cultures, and top restaurants. When she’s not traveling, you’ll find her pouring over food magazines, staying connected with local restauranteurs, and popping up on the local food scene’s industry events like this past year’s TedxDaytonSalon focused on conversations about food. She channels all that inspiration into the vast selection of prepared foods here at DLM, as well as sharing her recipes and expertise with you either through cooking classes at the DLM Culinary Center or on the pages of Table! For her, the thrill is in the discovery. “It’s exciting for me to see new things in the case and watch our customers fall in love with something new that they try,” says Chef Carrie.

So as you peer into the Gourmet Takeaway case, know that at some point there was a very elaborate tasting and exploration process behind what you see, likely headed up by Chef Carrie. Take that Asiago Encrusted Chicken for example. We tested several different iterations before we landed on one. After a recipe is selected, the ingredients are mainly sourced from the same foods we sell to you and our cooking professionals use classic cooking methods every day to bring those recipes to life. Now that’s Made Right Here the right way.

5 MEAL IDEAS FROM GOURMET TAKEAWAY

With all of the good food that is already prepared here at DLM, why not look at them as sources for not only meal ideas but as components of dinner? These Made Right Here dishes are made with high quality ingredients and can save you so much time in the kitchen!

We encourage you to stand in front of our Gourmet Takeaway case and come up with your own dinner plans. Here are a couple of our favorite meal ideas.

1. MADRAS CHICKEN CURRY

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INGREDIENTS:
Marinated & Grilled Italian Chicken Breast, sliced (Gourmet Takeaway)
Fresh Grilled Vegetables, pick your favorites and slice (Gourmet Takeaway)
Bollywood Cauliflower Rice (Gourmet Takeaway)
Maya Kaimal Madras Curry Indian Simmer Sauce (Grocery)

DIRECTIONS:
Preheat oven to 350ºF. On a foil-lined sheet pan, place chicken, veggies, and cauliflower rice in rows. Heat until hot, about 10-12 minutes. Meanwhile, heat sauce in a pot over low heat. Place chicken, veggies, and cauliflower rice on a plate and top with curry sauce.

Total time: 20 minutes
Total time when made from scratch: 3 hours
Time saved: 2 hours and 40 minutes

 

2. TEXMEX PORK

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INGREDIENTS:
Chile-Rubbed Pork Loin (Gourmet Takeaway)
Southwest Quinoa (Deli)
Mazunte Roasted Tomato Salsa (Produce)

DIRECTIONS:
Preheat oven to 350ºF. On a foil-lined sheet pan, heat pork loin slices until hot, about 7-10 minutes. Place quinoa in center of plate and top with sliced pork. Spoon salsa on top.

Total time: 15 minutes
Total time when made from scratch: 45-50 minutes
Time saved: 30-35 minutes

 

3. CHICKEN WITH ARUGULA

INGREDIENTS:
Asiago Encrusted Chicken (Gourmet Takeaway)
Arugula (Produce)
DLM Dijon Vinaigrette (Deli)
Grape tomatoes (Produce)
Lemon (Produce)

DIRECTIONS:
Preheat oven to 350ºF. Place chicken on a foil-lined sheet pan. Place in oven and cook until hot, about 10-12 minutes. In a bowl, toss the arugula with the vinaigrette and tomatoes, then season to taste with salt and pepper. Top chicken with salad right before serving and place a wedge of lemon for seasoning on plate.

Total time: 20 minutes
Total time when made from scratch: 40 minutes
Time saved: 20 minutes

 

4. SALMON NIÇOISE

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INGREDIENTS:
Green Beans Amandine (Gourmet Takeaway)
Grape tomatoes (Produce)
Hard boiled eggs (Deli)
Grilled Salmon (Gourmet Takeaway)
Roasted Red Skin Potatoes with Rosemary (Gourmet Takeaway)
Olives (Deli)
DLM Dijon Vinaigrette (Deli)

DIRECTIONS:
Cut the green beans, tomatoes, and eggs into smaller pieces. Plate salmon in center of plate and scatter the beans, tomatoes, potatoes, olives, and eggs around it. Drizzle with dressing and season to taste with salt and pepper.

Total time: 15 minutes
Total time when made from scratch: 1 hour and 15 minutes
Time saved: 1 hour

 

5. FIESTA DINNER

INGREDIENTS:
Cilantro Lime Rice (Gourmet Takeaway)
Carne Asada (Gourmet Takeaway)
Elote-Style Corn Salad (Deli)
DLM Pico de Gallo (Produce)
Mazunte Tostadas, broken into smaller pieces (Produce)

DIRECTIONS:
Heat rice in microwave until hot. Sauté Carne Asada strips briefly in a little oil until hot. Plate the rice and steak. Serve with the Elote-Style Corn Salad, DLM Pico de Gallo, and some tostadas.

Total time: 20 minutes
Total time when made from scratch: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Time saved: 1 hour and 10 minutes

 

Head to our Gourmet Takeaway case to discover more meal ideas!

3 Caprese Recipe Ideas for the Summer

The taste of summer doesn’t get simpler than ripe tomatoes, creamy fresh mozzarella, and fragrant basil. Insalata Caprese, also known as Caprese salad, is usually finished with a little extra-virgin olive oil and a showering of good sea salt. Besides reflecting the colors of the Italian flag, it is more than just the sum of its parts. When something is that simple, you can make it stunningly delicious when you get your hands on the ripest local tomatoes, DLM Handmade Fresh Mozzarella, and our local basil that is bountiful right now in our Produce departments. But don’t stop there! We’ve got you covered with more caprese recipe ideas!

So many inspirations for ideas with these classic ingredients come to mind, some of which you should think about experimenting with in your home kitchen. The combo not only makes a wicked good grilled cheese, but try adding a little garlic for an awesome open-faced bruschetta. For another caprese recipe ideas, you can toss up a pasta salad with these ingredients or be like Barefoot Contessa’s Ina Garten and add them to brown rice for a refreshingly different cold salad. Since it’s grilling season, try a Caprese burger using our local DLM Grass-Fed Ground Beef topped with DLM Handmade Fresh Mozzarella, a thick slice of ripe tomato, and slathered with pesto. Here are a few of my favorite variations on the traditional caprese!

This Summer, Layer on the Flavors with These 3 Caprese Creations

1. WATERMELON “CAPRESE” SKEWERS

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2. AVOCADO & NECTARINE “CAPRESE” SALAD

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3. CAPRESE PANZANELLA

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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!

Go Gourmet With Your Burger

Go gourmet with these ideas using the best burger toppings to craft your own craveable burger. DLM Gourmet Burgers deliver so much flavor on their own, but they truly shine when served on fresh Made Right Here buns and finished with incredible toppings. From the bun to condiments, the difference you will find here is the sheer selection.

Are you looking to stock up and ship classy condiments like these to your door? Visit shop.DorothyLane.com.

The Best Burger Toppings to Go Gourmet With Your Burger

BUNS

Your burger is the foundation but it needs a worthy bun to elevate it! Select any of these buns and breads from our Bakery that are Made Right Here. TRY THIS: 10-Grain, Hard Rolls, Kaiser Buns, Brioche Buns, or our Golden Hamburger Buns.

MAYOS

Mayonnaise adds a creamy bridge for linking the burger to the fresh veggies. We carry a robust selection of specialty mayos to seriously flavored aioli (a type of mayo with garlic and or other strong flavors.) TRY THIS: Kewpie from Japan, Duke’s from South Carolina, or mayos from Primal Kitchen made with avocado oil. For aiolis, the flavors we have run the gamut from maple bacon to “everything.”

MUSTARDS

These add some serious flavor and acidity. TRY THIS: Edmond Fallot mustards, DLM Yellow or Spicy Brown Mustard, and Terrapin Ridge Farms Dill Pickle Mustard.

KETCHUPS & SAUCES

No burger is complete without this final touch. TRY THIS: Sir Kensington’s Classic Ketchup or DLM Ketchup. For BBQ sauces, you’ll love those from Rufus Teague and Lillie’s Q. We also carry Top Chef’s Stephanie Izard’s line of This Little Goat sauces that can add a fun global flavor twist.

PICKLES

For some, this is the main reason they crave a burger. TRY THIS: Randy’s Pickles including one called Sideburns featuring grilled crunchy dill pickles.

Build an Ice Cream Sundae Board in 3 Easy Steps

In our homes, each sundae is unique depending on who is building them. This is why we are in love with the ice cream sundae board! Not only is it stunning, but it’s the perfect way for everyone to create something they’ll enjoy and to make your sundae night at home something special. Scoop up some different flavors of ice cream, add rich sauces, sweet and salty toppings, and all sorts of goodies for your ice cream masterpieces. The best part? These boards are 100% customizable and can be made in 3 easy steps!

3 Steps to Creating a Spectacular Ice Cream Sundae Board

STEP 1: SELECT YOUR ICE CREAM FLAVORS

To build our sundae board, we’re starting with the base for any great sundae—ice cream. From basic flavors, like chocolate and strawberry, to goodie filled favorites, like cookies and cream and rocky road, your ice cream choices will set your board building in motion. Tip: choose a few different flavors of ice cream to give your board some variety.

STEP 2: CHOOSE YOUR SAUCES

Sauce is a key component of any sundae. Some of our go-tos include Fran’s dessert sauces. Certified Fairtrade, organic, non-GMO, and gluten free, they are made with simple ingredients and deliver incredible flavor. Another must-have is DLM Sea Salt Caramel Sauce. This sauce is luxurious and the perfect combination of sweet and salty. You can also dress your ice cream in its Sunday best with the oh-so chocolatey Sundaes Best Hot Fudge Sauces. Look for these in stores and online at shop.DorothyLane.com.

STEP 3: ADD YOUR FAVORITE TOPPINGS

Now’s the time for your creativity to shine! Embellish your board with a pop of color using oodles of vibrant sprinkles and Parisian Macarons that are handcrafted and filled with rich ganache. Need a salty component? DLM Extra-Large Peanuts add a savory note and a delightful crunch. Killer Brownie® Bites take your sundae board to new heights with their three layers of sheer deliciousness. And the combination of crispy graham crackers cloaked in chocolate makes DLM Chocolate Covered Graham Crackers a sundae board must-have. Look for these toppings and more in stores and online at shop.DorothyLane.com.

You Can Also Ship the Ultimate Indulgence: Killer Brownie® Sundae Kit!

Four of the Original Killer Brownie® meet DLM Sea Salt Caramel and Fran’s Dark Chocolate Sauce in this kit. Top it all off with Tillen Farms Bada Bing Cherries. Harvested, pitted, and packed at the peak of ripeness, these are twice the size of maraschino cherries and the perfect finishing touch for your sundaes. Look for this kit at shop.DorothyLane.com.

The Art of Making Mozzarella

Stir. Stretch. Shape. There’s an art of making mozzarella that’s satisfyingly beautiful as our DLM Fresh Handmade Mozzarella takes its final form. It’s a symphony of technique, rhythmic stretching that results in the classic composition of simple ingredients yielding a final masterpiece. “There is mozzarella. And then there is fresh mozzarella,” says Erika Cuellar, The DLM Cheese Shop Manager at our Washington Square location. “We believe in providing the freshest product possible … so we make it in-house.” This is why in 2006, we studied, we experimented, and we decided to distinguish ourselves by regularly making mozzarella by hand. This is the DLM Difference.

 

THE ART OF MAKING MOZZARELLA

A SYMPHONY OF TECHNIQUE

If you’re lucky to stroll past our Cheese Shop at the right time, you’ll see this process with your own eyes as you round the corner to find one of our cheesemongers gently stretching about 10 pounds of curd into warm, buttery mozzarella.

Legend has it that this soft, moist cheese was first created by happenstance in Italy when curd fell into a pail of boiling water. If that’s the case, then we will certainly call it a happy accident. Fresh mozzarella has a milky taste and contains 52% moisture or higher. We start by warming water to just about boiling. Then, we begin soaking the curd.

After breaking down the curd into small pieces, it’s then given warm water baths. When you ask Maritza Cuellar-Crowdy, who manages The DLM Cheese Shop at our Springboro location, questions like “how long does it sit in the water?” or “how do you know when it’s ready to stretch,” the answer is not as clear-cut as one may think. It’s a marriage of intuition and technique, with our cheesemongers conducting the process. “Mozzarella is about timing and the actual stretching of it,” Maritza explains. “We focus on how it feels … not how it looks.”

After the curd feels ready, what ensues is perhaps the most important step. The stretching. To watch is soothing and inexplicably beautiful. It’s amazing to see how with each slow, deliberate movement, the actual consistency of the cheese changes. “If you overstretch it, it’ll be tough. If you don’t stretch it enough, you won’t get that smooth consistency,” Maritza says. “If you let it sit too long (before stretching), it’ll change your end result. Timing and stretching go hand in hand.”

Watching our cheesemongers stretch mozzarella is like watching a violinist shift their bow back and forth, truly the art of making mozzarella. Then, just like that, it’s ready.

SHAPING SOMETHING MARVELOUS

After the consistency is just right, the next step is to shape it into ovalini, ciliengine, and snackable sticks, and getting it closer to being ready for our wonderful customers. Each freshly shaped mozzarella then sits in a salty brine before it’s packaged and ready to hit the shelves in The DLM Cheese Shop.

The ovalini are perfect for slicing and layering onto your pizza, sandwich, or creating that quintessential caprese salad—Erika’s favorite. Caprese is composed of freshly sliced tomato (like the local ones that are here now), fresh basil, and handmade mozzarella all finished with a drizzle of Vera Jane’s Extra-Virgin Olive Oil and our DLM Aged Balsamic Vinegar of Modena. Nothing quite compares to this summertime classic. Find Chef Carrie’s recipes for variations of this classic dish here!

Ciliengine are the size of cherry tomatoes and you’ll find them pre-packed with about eight to a container. These are the perfect bite-sized shape to add to many popular salad or pasta recipes. Or, there are several fun summer kebab snacks. You’ll also find our handmade fresh mozzarella logs, or sticks, for the mozzarella lover on the go.

Regardless of which shape you choose, we can guarantee that what you take home from DLM is something that is truly a food experience, from the creation of it to the end product that we’ve lovingly made for your plate. “When we say ‘fresh,’ we want you to see that we mean fresh,” says Maritza. It’s that commitment to providing a deeper experience to the food that provides us with the greatest joy and sense of pride.

Our DLM Fresh Handmade Mozzarella is Available in stores and at Shop.DorothyLane.com.

Make Popcorn POP! 12 Exciting Popcorn Recipes

As we all make the most of more evenings at home, let’s make some fun memories, too. When a movie night pops up at my home, our four- and seven-year-old wildly jump with excitement and immediately start asking for popcorn (and let’s be real … us adults want it, too). A few years ago, we elevated our popcorn game with one of those vintage-looking stove-top poppers. As my husband slowly turns the hand-crank, their eyes dance with anticipation as we wait for it, wait for it … and then POP! The eruption of kernels bursting open is always met with big smiles.

The whole experience of using popping corn really makes movie nights at home extra special for us, and the non-GMO DLM Popping Corn is just the perfect kernel. With that in mind, DLM’s Chef Carrie has come up with the below list of 12 quick recipes to make popcorn really pop in new ways. If you are looking for a more gourmet twist, then the Truffle Popcorn recipe is just for you! Want to add a sweet touch? Then skip on down to the Coconut Curry, Gingerbread, Cinnamon Sugar, or Mexican Chocolate popcorn recipes. Or, get creative and come up with your concoction! Movie night will become an instant showstopper with these popcorn possibilities.

12 Popcorn Recipes to Make Your Popcorn POP

DIRECTIONS FOR ALL: In a small bowl, combine the seasoning ingredients for your desired recipe below. Prepare popcorn according to directions on popcorn.  To help the seasoning stick to the popped corn, lightly drizzle and toss with Vera Jane’s Extra-Virgin Olive Oil or toss with melted DLM Salted Artisan Butter. Then, sprinkle seasoning mix over popcorn and toss to coat once more. Serve warm and don’t forget the movie!

Directions below are for every 4 cups of popped corn.

  1. Truffle Popcorn
    ¼ tsp or more to taste of Ritrovo Selections Truffle & Salt & Cheese or Ritrovo Selections Truffle & Salt + 2 Tbsp or more of our grated Parmigiano-Reggiano to taste.
    Tip for adults: Try pairing with Champagne!
  2.  Ranch Popcorn
    ½ tsp dried dill +  ½ tsp dried chives + ½ tsp garlic powder +  ½ tsp onion powder + ¼ tsp salt + ¼ tsp pepper
  3. Nacho Popcorn
    2 Tbsp nutritional yeast + ¼ tsp garlic powder + ¼ tsp onion powder + ¼ tsp cumin + ¼ tsp paprika + ¼ tsp chili powder + ¼ tsp salt
  4. Taco Popcorn
    1 Tbsp taco seasoning + 1 Tbsp nutritional yeast
  5. Crabby Popcorn
    1 Tbsp Old Bay Seasoning + ¼ tsp salt
  6. Cinnamon Sugar Popcorn
    1 Tbsp powdered sugar + ¼ tsp cinnamon* + ¼ tsp salt
    *Try Burlap & Barrel’s Royal Cinnamon. Ship Now!
  7. Sriracha-Lime Popcorn
    2 Tbsp Sriracha* + 1 tsp fresh lime zest + ½ tsp salt
    *Try Fix Sriracha. Ship Now! 
  8. Coconut Curry Popcorn
    1 Tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut + ½ tsp curry powder+ ¼ tsp salt
  9. Gingerbread Popcorn
    1 Tbsp powdered sugar, ½ tsp cinnamon*, ¼ tsp ground ginger, ¼ tsp ground cloves
    *Try Burlap & Barrel’s Royal Cinnamon. Ship Now!
  10. Garlic-Herb Popcorn
    1 garlic clove, grated + 1 Tbsp Fresh Herbs* + ¼ tsp salt
    *Choose from an assortment of DLM Fresh Herbs.
  11. Mexican Chocolate Popcorn
    1 Tbsp powdered sugar + 1 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder + ¼ tsp cinnamon* + ¼ t salt + pinch of Cayenne pepper
    *Try Burlap & Barrel’s Royal Cinnamon. Ship Now!
  12.  Za’atar Popcorn
    1 Tbsp Za’atar + ¼ tsp salt

Don’t forget the DLM Popping Corn

DLM Popping Corn

Coming to us from Indiana, DLM Popping Corn is non-GMO, gluten free, and incredibly delicious. The aroma of the kernels as they begin to warm up is divine and the symphony of “pops” is music to our ears. Enjoy DLM Popping Corn on its own or try some of the poppin’ recipes above!

Top 10 Food Finds August

Our passion for good food drives us to continuously evolve our selections to reflect what’s fresh, exciting, and trending in the food scene. We’re constantly on the lookout for new, quality products, so each month we’ll be shining the spotlight on our top 10 new food finds. Below you’ll find some of the products we’ve recently fallen in love with that are now available in stores and online at shop.DorothyLane.com. We hope you’ll enjoy these new food finds as much as we do!

TOP 10 NEW FOOD FINDS

1. Benton’s Hickory Smoked Country Bacon

Being in business since 1947, Benton’s has mastered the art of dry-curing hams and bacon building a delicious reputation. From their humble beginnings as simple breakfast go-tos, Benton’s meats have erupted in the gourmet cooking world receiving high praises for their incredible flavor. Their bacon is dry-cured by hand with salt, brown sugar, and black pepper. After being cured and dried, it’s then smoked in-house for two to three days, and hand-packed on site. The amount of time and care put into preparing this new food find radiates in each deliciously smoky bite.

2. Burlap and Barrel Spices

Through forging strong relationships with smallholder farmers, Burlap & Barrel is able to support their view of sustainability (improving the livelihood of these farmers) and to source unique foods and quality spices, many of which haven’t been available in the U.S. previously. These spices are designed for professional chefs and home cooks alike. Burlap & Barrel Black Urfa Chili is great on kebabs, chicken, beef, lamb, hummus, brownies, pasta, roasted vegetables, or eggs. In southeastern Turkey, you will find black Urfa chili on almost every table. Burlap & Barrel Smoked Pimentón Paprika is mighty delicious on popcorn, in paella, mixed with salt and cumin as a meat seasoning or rub, or any way you traditionally enjoy paprika. We love adding Burlap & Barrel Wild Mountain Cumin to rubs for meats and vegetables or curry powder as it has a savory, beautiful aroma and umami flavor. Zanzibar black pepper is grown organically and Burlap & Barrel are the exclusive importers of Zanzibar black pepper to the US. We recommend using Burlap & Barrel Zanzibar Black Peppercorns on everything from pastas, salads, sauces, roasted vegetables, and grilled meats. Burlap & Barrel Royal Cinnamon is the same species as Saigon cinnamon, but Royal Cinnamon is an heirloom variety not widely harvested or exported. It is sun dried to bring out its sweet and spicy profile and tasting notes of brown butter, buckwheat honey, and orange peel. We recommend using these new food finds in baked goods, coffee, oatmeal, yogurt, or smoothies.

3. Ritrovo Selections

With a sofi™ Gold Award under their belt, Ritrovo Selections has an excellent selection of products to choose from. We can’t seem to get enough of their Truffle & Salt, a fragrant and flavorful combination of Italian black truffle and sea salt. As if that seasoning could get any better, they now offer Truffle & Salt & Cheese, adding Parmigiano-Reggiano into the mix. Both of these are great on popcorn, veggies, and just about anything!

4. Lillie Q’s Seasoning Rubs

Add great flavor to your BBQ with Lillie’s Q Rubs. Their Carolina Dirt BBQ Rub is the perfect sugar-based rub for slow-cooked, unbeatable flavor. Pro tip: use it as a seasoning for fries or roasted potatoes. Lillie’s Q Brisket Pepper is the ideal grind size to season your Texas-style brisket. Or, try using it in any recipe that calls for a large pepper grind. Lillie’s Q Q-Rub is an all-purpose salt-based rub with a dash of black pepper and garlic. It’s extremely versatile and very flavorful!

5. Klatch Coffee

Born out of a family’s love for great coffee, Klatch Coffee has a strong commitment to honest business practices. Using Fair Direct Trade, they build trust and loyalty with the farmers they work with resulting in their ability to source quality beans from around the world. They roast each coffee varietal to its “Peak of Flavor” giving each coffee an exceptional taste. Choose from a selection, including Klatch Coffee Blue Thunder Blend, Klatch Coffee Colombia Roasters United Blend VI, Klatch Coffee Crazy Goat Blend, & Klatch Coffee Organic House Espresso.

6. This Little Goat Went To

Chef Stephanie Izard wears many hats including Top Chef, Iron Chef, James Beard award winner, and Executive Chef of Girl & the Goat restaurant in Chicago, where these delicious sauces and seasonings were first inspired. After guests continued to rave over a side of green beans and the sauce that made this dish so addictive, Stephanie decided to bottle and sell that sauce so customers could enjoy it in the comfort of their own home. From there, the This Little Goat Went to line of sauces and seasonings grew, taking on new flavor combinations and profiles that are reminiscent of the flavors you’d find in the countries and regions they represent. Enjoy a variety of seasonings like, This Little Goat Went to Belize, This Little Goat Went to Cuba, This Little Goat Went to GrillVille, This Little Goat Went to India, and This Little Goat Went to Morocco. Or, try out some of her sauces including This Little Goat Went to Hong Kong, This Little Goat Went to Korea, This Little Goat Went to Southeast Asia, and This Little Goat Went to Tokyo.

7. Le Bon Magot

Another great addition to our new food finds is Le Bon Magot. Food has a way of allowing us to travel to various parts of the world, enjoying every culinary experience along the way. Le Bon Magot products are crafted with natural ingredients and high-quality, seasonal produce using traditional cooking methods and all-natural preservation methods. Le Bon Magot Lemon-Sultana Marmalata is a fragrant blend of golden sultanas (raisins), Afghan saffron, licorice-scented caraway, citrusy lemon, and Wolffer Estate Vineyard’s verjus that is reminiscent of dried fruit preserves of Turkey. One of our favorite accompaniments, we suggest you pair it with goat or sheep’s milk cheeses, chicken, salmon, and charcuterie boards. Or, try mixing in yogurt, topping toast, or folding in a crepe. Le Bon Magot White Pumpkin and Almond Murabba (preserves) with cardamom and vanilla is a recipe that dates back thousands of years from Southern Mediterranean to India. These preserves layer Indian long gourd and almonds, scented with cardamom, cinnamon, and vanilla. The scents and aromas will evoke festivity, and you will love these new food finds so much you’ll slather it on everything from soft cheeses, toasted bread, and chicken to wild game, yogurt, figs, and ice cream. A flavorful combination of tomatoes, white sultanas, and Kashmiri chilies, Le Bon Magot Tomato and White Sultana Chutney is flavorful and versatile as it makes a great addition to a charcuterie board, scrambled eggs, and generously smeared on toasted ciabatta.

8. Truff Hot Sauce

 

The perfect blend of ripe chili peppers, organic agave nectar, black truffle, and savory spices, this luxurious hot sauce is unlike any other, making it a hot sauce game changer. Truff Hot Sauce is velvety smooth and rich in flavor making it an excellent way to elevate a variety of dishes. We love it on just about anything! From popcorn and eggs to pizza and meatballs, you can’t go wrong! Playing off of their ever-popular black truffle hot sauce, Truff offers a White Truffle Hot Sauce that is brighter in flavor, produced in limited quantities, and comes in a special edition VIP box.

9. Charles Chocolates Raspberry & Pistachio Bar

New Food Finds

Chuck (Charles) Siegel, Charles Chocolates’ founder, is self-taught in the art of chocolate making and focused on using only the finest ingredients to create Charles Chocolates, leaving out preservatives, artificial flavors, etc. Because of their dedication to making the best product possible, they have received several accolades and award. One of their newest creations, Raspberry & Pistachio Bar, is just as beautiful as it is delicious. This naturally pink chocolate exudes notes of berries and fruits making it the perfect base for freeze dried raspberries and deeply roasted pistachios.

10. Wildwood Chocolate Salted Brown Butter Texas Pecan Brittle & Wildwood Chocolate Cardamom and Honey Caramel with Sea Salt

With a dedication to sourcing the finest ingredients and uncovering unique flavor combinations, Wildwood Chocolate handcrafts their products hoping to evoke feelings of joy and discovery similar to those of wandering the scenic Wildwood Trail in Portland, Oregon. Luxurious 70% dark chocolate complimented by flakes of sea salt, studded with crunchy, buttery pecan brittle pieces, their this chocolate bar has everything you could ever want in one delicious package! But the deliciousness doesn’t stop there! Wildwood Chocolate Cardamom and Honey Caramel with Sea Salt is a chocolate bar masterpiece. 70% dark chocolate sprinkled with sea salt and filled with a luscious caramel that exudes aromatic cardamom and sweet honey.

 

Head to shop.DorothyLane.com to ship these top new food finds!