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October Client Spotlight: Amy Lorentzen

October Client Spotlight: Amy Lorentzen

Tonight we welcome client, Amy Lorentzen, to the blog. She gratefully shared some of her story with our community and made all of us on staff laugh pretty hard. Hope you enjoy getting to know Amy! What is a day or week like in the life of Amy Lorentzen?  So my life isn’t as busy as what it was pre-COVID but it’s starting to feel more normal.  I’m not married yet so I don’t have a family of my own to take care of, hopefully one day.  But I do have a visually impaired cat that requires a little extra...

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All About Pimento CHZ Club

All About Pimento CHZ Club

Tomorrow we launch the 1st Pimento CHZ Club product in Piggly Wiggly stores in Birmingham. If you are local, please visit HWD or Crestline stores to help us support Marian's brand. A little more of her story below.  Professional food stylist Marian Cooper Cairns has long believed that the world deserved better pimento cheese. Marian always believed her own pimento cheese was hands-down better than anything she could ever buy in the store. “Growing up in the South, pimento cheese was one of the fundamental foods, especially at gatherings like baby showers or funerals,” she says. “But I was always so...

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Mary's Go-to Vinaigrette

Mary's Go-to Vinaigrette

I've been making homemade salad dressing for years (like 20+ so that ages me), Back when Tiffany and I were first starting out in business in 2007, we had a small, boutique catering company. We serviced intimate dinner parties, corporate events, a lot of in-home dining experiences. Inevitably, a beautiful salad was part of the menu those days. I was always in charge of making our dressing in bulk for each event, so I created a recipe that would work with any salad, in any volume, at any event. Tonight, I"m sharing it with you. It's so easy, and delicious,...

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Pimento CHZ Club Mac N Cheese

Pimento CHZ Club Mac N Cheese

  A kid-friendly, easy weeknight supper featuring our very own Pimento CHZ Club! Ingredients: 1 # elbow macaroni 1/4 cup butter 2 cups milk 1/3 cup flour 1 container Pimento CHZ Club, divided 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs Salt & Pepper to taste Cook macaroni in boiling water for approximately 12 minutes or until pasta is tender. Drain and set aside. In a saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir milk and flour together in a small bowl; stirring with a whisk until combined. Pour into the melted butter in pan. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Stirring constantly will prevent...

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Tips for Navigating a Sane Back to School Week

Tips for Navigating a Sane Back to School Week

As moms to elementary-aged children, we are hopeful and eager for a great first week back to school (and back to routine). Our fingers are crossed that the children can return to some normalcy, in a healthy way, and our work-life balance will resume shortly thereafter.   Tonight we asked Mary and Tiffany to share their mom hacks to keep your first week sane and as easy as possible.  1. Bedtime and Wake up: Two days before school starts, go ahead and start the bedtime and wake up times that you will need to use for school days. That means negotiating...

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