Say Goodbye to Dry Chicken


Chicken is the season-it-up, can’t-go-wrong, crowd-pleaser meal, perfect for grilling. But sometimes it can be tricky to know how long to grill it so it’s cooked through, but still juicy and flavorful. Here are some tips to make sure your chicken comes off the grill perfectly every time. 

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In a Flavor Rut? Try Something New!


Find yourself always reaching for the same spices, the same ole stand-by barbecue sauce? Break free! Try something new next time you toss dinner on the grill. Don't be shy. Sauces are a super easy way to explore new flavors and dress up your grilled food in all kinds of fun and funky ways: spicy, mustardy, peppery, smooth, sweet, zesty, mild, hot, hotter, hottest, gingery, glazey --
we've got em all! 

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Fresh Fruit + Your Grill = Yaaasssss!


Our first-of-season summer fruit has arrived in-store, just in time to kick off grilling season. I can think of only one next step here. Let's get this summer party started and toss some of this fruit on the grill!

And then eat it with ice cream. Or booze. 

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First Summer Fruit of the Season!


Backyard barbecues, patio parties, graduation get-togethers—they are all the perfect time to serve up a gorgeous fruit salad. And just in time to help you kick-off outdoor eating season, we’re getting our first summer fruits in fresh from California. Peaches, cherries, nectarines…all juicy and delicious, and all ready for eating fresh or adding to sweet and savory recipes paired with everything from greens and cheese to cake and vodka! 

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A Cut Above Grilling Festival: May 18-31


Memorial Day weekend is the official kick-off to summer, and to celebrate we all gather around our grills and cook up our favorite backyard specialties. And whether you fill your grill with steaks and fish, fruits and veggies, or even a pizza or two, we have everything you need to welcome summer with new ideas, new flavors, and new products. So come visit us during our A Cut Above Grilling Festival, then round up the family and fire up the grill! 

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Veggies Are Getting Royal Treatment – Even in Texas


Have you noticed? Veggies, once relegated to basic side dishes, have begun stealing the spotlight as center-of-plate stars. And I’m not talking about salads. Chefs are layering complex flavors and interesting ingredient pairings to create vegetable-based meals that shine. The Dallas Morning News ran a recent article about local restaurants “where vegetarians are treated like royalty.” I found the flavors described to be fascinating and wanted to share it with you. I figured you could take it one of perhaps three ways:

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Don't Show Up Empty-Handed: Bring Mom Flowers


You can banter with your siblings all afternoon about what to get Mom for Mother’s Day, but there is one thing that isn’t up for debate: flowers. Whatever else you do, Mom needs flowers. Gorgeous ones. Bright, beautiful flowers that say, “We love you and are super appreciative you didn’t sell us to the circus when we totally deserved it.”

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Spa Day Fun for Mom This Weekend


This Friday, Saturday, and Sunday our Healthy Living department is throwing Spa Day parties for moms with free samples, demos, gift baskets, raffles, and special sales.  Whether you’re shopping for Mom or ARE Mom, you’ll want to check this out. 

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Big Hats & Mint Juleps: It Must Be Derby Day!


The first Saturday in May is always the Kentucky Derby. So bust out your bow ties and big, fancy hats, listen for the bugle calling riders to the starting gates, and enjoy the iconic Derby day drink — a Mint Julep.

Here’s the official Churchill Downs recipe so you can sip one right at home. You need to refrigerate the mint syrup overnight, though, so start tonight so you’re ready for post time!

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