Bright and refreshing holiday salads make a great addition to your winter cooking rotation! Loaded salads for the Christmas dinner table or everyday dinner add nutrients and texture to the meal. It’s a nice celebration of seasonal produce and can be so delicious every time. Read on for some tips and ideas on how to make a great salad for the holidays and any time of the year.
September is just about here and many people are looking forward to Labor Day camping! The holiday always falls on the first Monday of September. It’s generally a three day weekend for many people and an opportunity to go out and have fun in the sun. That’s also because it tends to mark the end of summer for most people and communities. The sun is still shining, the summer produce is ripe, and it's one last chance for some warm-weather Labor Day camping.
Corn recipes are perfect for summer and oh-so versatile! From sweet cornbread to savory dips and everything in between, it’s an easy ingredient to cook with. There are different varieties that offer different amounts of sugar and starch. But all corn is packed with nutrients, fiber, and juicy delicious flavor! It also goes well with so many foods. For example, corn tastes good in creamy casseroles, recipes with other crunchy fresh vegetables, and baked goods too.
When it comes to summer no-cook meals, everyone knows about pasta salad and cold cut sandwiches. But other creative dishes like nicoise salad (or other loaded salads) or spring rolls with your choice of protein can be filling and delicious. And recipes that use a slow cooker or grill can certainly be up for consideration, too!
What better way to start the summer than by whipping up easy cocktails and mocktails to sip on?! Refreshing and full of fruity citrus or other flavor, there are so many different drinks to make. From mojitos, to grapefruit palomas, to strawberry lemonade and sweetened iced tea. Try out one of these drinks and serve it up alongside a picnic or backyard barbecue to start off the summer right.
Hit the park, pool, or lake with easy and refreshing poolside snacks to make the day even better! When the sun comes out and the heat descends on the Pacific Northwest, it’s a no-brainer to head to a body of water to cool off and enjoy the weather. And of course, this type of outing should always include snacks and drinks for the whole family and friends.
Warm and sunny days have arrived and so has National Barbecue Month! The month of May is a great time to get outside more and start cooking and eating al fresco. Grilling is great because it results in a specific smokey flavor and allows the opportunity to gather outdoors and enjoy the weather. We’re talking marinated and grilled chicken, grilled corn on the cob, and of course burgers too! There are so many different foods and recipes to choose from and try out when grilling. Search the web and walk the aisles of Tacoma Boys to get inspired with recipes and ingredients.
Dress up your home and office with spring flowers to celebrate the start of the season! From hanging baskets, to flowering plants, fresh cut stems, and more. Tacoma Boys always has a rotating selection of plants and flowers to choose from. And when the warmer seasons come around, there are even more seasonal flowers too. Annuals and perennials in many varieties are prearranged or sold separately for your convenience.
It’s National Sauce Month which means it's time to enjoy dipping sauces, hot sauces, pasta sauces, and more! There are so many different types of sauces to embellish your meals and round out pasta and meat dishes. Sauces are good because they add a lot of flavor with little preparation or extra seasonings. This flavor also makes it easier to eat nutritious foods like vegetables and lean meat and seafood.
Homemade and store bought sweet and salty snacks are delicious and satisfying! There’s just something special about that mix of slightly sweet with a little bit of salty flavor too... The contrasting flavors happen to complement each other nicely. And it's easy to make these snacks at home or conveniently pick them up from Tacoma Boys in honor of National Snack Food Month.