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Memories of Childhood……Licking the Brownie Batter Bowl! >

On 02.14.2011 by Vanessa Nunley

We’re pleased to share a post from More is More Mom, Vanessa Nunley. As the More is More Mom®, I’m all about………more lickin’ the brownie batter bowl! When we were married, Chuck and I received a lovely cake plate and dome as a wedding gift. For nearly 21 years, it has found a home in our kitchen; on the island, the table or the counter, and I always keep it filled with tasty and delicious baked goods. Over the years, our family has so enjoyed the memories made from sharing these treats that I now frequently present newlyweds with a cake plate and dome of their very own. Amanda has always been a wonderful mother’s helper. In fact, I’m pretty sure she’s perfectly capable of Read More >

Smoky Deviled Eggs >

On 02.07.2011 by Chantel Arsenault

Yesterday, I attended a Super Bowl party where everyone was asked to bring a dish. I thought it was the perfect opportunity to try out a deviled egg recipe entry we received during a Safest Choice™ contest held last year. I'm happy to say that the Safest Choice Smoky Deviled Eggs were winners. There was A LOT of food at this party so I waited to take the eggs out of the refrigerator until halftime. This turned out to be a good idea because they were all gone before the Black Eyed Peas finished performing! I had to make a few slight modifications to the recipe submitted and you can find it linked below. My store didn't have green chilies, cilantro or sweet onion relish. Read More >

Happy Chinese New Year >

On 02.04.2011 by Debbie Rayhab

February 3, 2011 welcomes in the Year of the Rabbit which is supposed to bring good luck, a life style to be leisurely as we allow ourselves the luxuries we have always craved. A natural fit for spending time making good food at home, or enjoying long meals with family and friends. Longevity, fortune and kindness, simple values but symbolic of a culture and cuisine. What are these principles and what do they have to do with food?  These principles go hand in hand with this years Chinese zodiac; the year of the Rabbit.  Chinese tradition and the philosophy of the Chinese zodiac coincide with food as part of a cultural experience; the sign of the rabbit references a philosophical viewpoint that life should be Read More >

Mangia Italiano….Perfect Parsley Pasta! >

On 01.21.2011 by Vanessa Nunley

We’re pleased to share a post from More is More Mom, Vanessa Nunley. As the More is More Mom®, I’m all about….more Italian, family style, dinners! To quote the prolific Billy Joel, “A bottle of red, a bottle of white, it all depends upon your appetite. I’ll take you any time you want, to our Italian Restaurant….�? Well, I hope you’re hungry, because my family’s favorite Italian Restaurant is our very own kitchen! Why go out for dinner when we can make the Perfect Parsley Pasta at home? Open a bottle of Chianti and enjoy……. Tuscany served as inspiration for my family get together. I love it when I have the opportunity to treat my family well by making a special meal and setting a Read More >

Celebrate National Strawberry Ice Cream Day >

On 01.15.2011 by Chantel Arsenault

There is nothing like homemade ice cream, so even though it is freezing in the Chicagoland area, Safest Choice™ celebrated Strawberry Ice Cream Day by trying this Strawberry Ice Cream like Ben and Jerry's recipe found on Since most homemade ice cream recipes call for eggs, and many of those don't cook the eggs, it's a good idea to use Safest Choice™ pasteurized shell eggs. I followed the recipe exactly, even using a Donvier ice cream maker. If you have the time I recommend letting the strawberries sit longer than an hour so you have more strawberry syurp. If you do so, the amount of milk added may need to be reduced. Enjoy your own bowl of strawberry ice cream today too!

Breakfast Pizza for National Pizza Week >

On 01.13.2011 by Chantel Arsenault

This week, the second week in January 2011 is National Pizza Week. Having pizza week in January makes sense because three out of the top 10 weeks of pizza consumption occur this month. With more pizza being consumed Super Bowl week than any other week of the year. I have been interested in trying eggs on my pizza for awhile now. Since I have yet to find a restaurant near my Chicago neighborhood that makes a version of Pizza alla Bismark I did some searching online for a recipe. Smitten Kitchen's breakfast pizza was my inspiration. As my pictures show my recipe varied and due to the lack of a stand mixer my crust was a bit more rustic, but still delicious. Smitten Kitchen's recipe Read More >

An Egg-ceptional Start To The New Year! >

On 12.31.2010 by Vanessa Nunley

We’re pleased to share a post from More is More Mom, Vanessa Nunley As the More is More Mom®, I’m all about….a more meaningful start to the New Year! Whether you ring in the New Year in Times Square or in the privacy of your own home, why not kick off January 1st with a gorgeous and delicious meal? There is nothing better than lounging around in your pajamas, enjoying the day with your family. I like to make our time together special; setting the table with linens and cloth napkins, candles, stemware and china. Rather than serve something ordinary, I like to take it up a few notches, serving a beautiful brunch. I am a huge fan of the Egg Casserole; in fact, I Read More >

Did You Give or Get Homemade Gifts? >

On 12.28.2010 by Chantel Arsenault

This year I decided to try my hand at making some homemade gifts. Of course, I decided to make food — mostly sweets — and in all of the recipes Safest Choice™ eggs were used. First, I made peppermint patties. This recipe calls for pasteurized eggs in order to make the peppermint dough center safely. If you have a stand mixer this no bake, five ingredient recipe from is simple enough. I substituted 3 Safest Choice pasteurized shell egg whites in for the 1/4 cup liquid egg product. Just mix the dough, let it dry overnight, cover in dark chocolate and refrigerate for a few hours. Then enjoy this perfect holiday treat! Next, I baked chocolate chunk and white chip chocolate with dried cherries Read More >

Tips for Getting Pasteurized Egg Whites to Whip >

On 11.23.2010 by Chantel Arsenault

A frequently asked question Safest Choice gets is, "Do your egg whites not whip since they are pasteurized?" While they do take longer and may need cream of tartar or lemon juice to aid the process, they do whip! Because of the warm water bath the whites in our pasteurized eggs have tightened and some acidity helps to counteract that. This is where the squeeze of lemon juice or a pinch of cream of tartar help. Other tips include allowing eggs to come to room temperature and using a clean metal bowl and a mixer with a whip attachment. Below is the link to our You Tube video we created to show how it is done.

What to do with Leftover Canned Pumpkin >

On 11.17.2010 by Chantel Arsenault

After making a pumpkin mousse I had leftover canned pumpkin sitting in my fridge for a few days. Since I shouldn't wait longer than four days to use it I needed to figure out what to do with the leftovers. In this post I will show how to use leftover pumpkin in: A pumpkin and peanut butter smoothie Pumpkin chocolate chip banana bread My first inspiration came from the November issue of Better Homes and Gardens magazine. Safest Choice Eggs was lucky enough to get a mention, and on the same page is a recipe for a pumpkin smoothie I have been wanting to try. Better Homes and Gardens Pumpkin Smoothie (with a Safest Choice Egg) The pumpkin smoothie recipe is very simple and can Read More >