by Craig Thomas, catering specialist
Monday, July 29, 2013
Nothing says summer like a pool party! Plus, it’s a great way to beat the heat the three precious months we have it. With these tips on pool party planning and hosting, you’ll ‘wow’ your guests for sure.
Amy Fouks, bakery category manager
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
The ultimate summer sweet from the bakery is angel food cake! What can be wrong with light, sweet cake that’s fat-free and can pair with so many fun summer fruits?
We have an exclusive recipe for angel food cake that gives you the right amount of sugar for your sweet tooth. Our chefs mix and bake these, so you know they’re fresh. It’s our number one selling item for the summer! Our angel food cake comes in a large 12 ounce size or 7 ounces for a smaller get-together.
Jason Newell, Byerly’s Chanhassen wines and spirits manager
Friday, July 19, 2013
Summer is full of hot weather, vacations, crazy schedules and, of course, hosting out-of-town visitors. Hosting guests in your home can seem daunting, but it can also be a chance to show off your creative side and really show them a good time!
This year, my family is privileged to have a goddess staying with us. OK, not an actual goddess, but she’s the Sauce Goddess! Jen Reynolds is flying in from San Diego for the annual Lunds and Byerly’s BBQ Sauce Samplin’ competition.
Her challenge: grill meats slathered with her fabulous sauce flavors for 1,500 people. My challenge: pick five days of drinks that will please a goddess and match her fantastic array of BBQ sauces.
Merritt Steidl, deli category analyst
Thursday, July 11, 2013
One of my favorite things to do on a quiet summer evening is head outside for a picnic. It’s a fun change from the normal dinner routine and a great excuse to stay out of the kitchen!
For me, the two keys to a great picnic are a beautiful location, and of course, delicious food. I’m always drawn toward water, so I usually choose somewhere near a lake. I find a flat grassy area and spread out a big blanket because I usually think that’s more fun than sitting at a table.
Lauren Moore, catering specialist
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
It looks like summer has finally arrived in Minnesota! Whether you’re planning a reception, backyard barbecue, open house or just plain summertime fun, here are a few simple outdoor entertaining tips.