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Big Game Bites: Our Favorite Football Recipes

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The Big Game is almost here. Are you ready to host? If this is your first year, you may be struggling to come up with a menu that’s fun, delicious and game day-ready. Luckily, we’ve compiled our favorite football recipes so you can impress your guests. Sweet or savory, air fried or slow-cooked, these themed dishes are perfect for the Big Game. 1. Pregame Bites Hosting can be a lot of work, especially…

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Fluffy Biscuits and Gravy Recipe from BlueStar

Chef Susan from BlueStar Chops Chives

Welcome to 2023! It’s a new year and that means it’s time to start making a few small changes, and here at Abt we think some resolutions can be absolutely delicious. If you’re hoping to learn a new skill or work on some new recipes, check out this biscuits and gravy recipe. BlueStar’s very own Chef Susan Swanson will be here every few weeks showing off her skills and sharing recipes for…

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New Year’s Resolution Ideas (That Aren’t Going to the Gym)

A new year is here, and with that comes the inevitable New Year’s resolutions! But most people have the same goals each year (that they may or may not achieve). Why not switch things up with one of these New Year’s resolution ideas that are all about learning new skills and seeing new places?  Hone Your Culinary Craftsmanship Do most of your meals come out of a microwave? Maybe 2023 is the…

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BlueStar Cooking Demos Return for 2023

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It’s official: BlueStar cooking demos are coming back to Abt! After the great turnout for the holiday season, the cooking demos will return for a new batch of kitchen classics. We’ll kick off another collection of delicious eats on Wednesday, January 11, with biscuits and gravy. Whether it’s a fun Mother’s Day brunch idea or grilling classics for Father’s Day, there’s something for everyone. As with our 2022 demonstrations, there will be…

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Christmas Cookie Recipe: Baubles and Pinwheels from BlueStar

We’re in the home stretch of the holiday season, and soon we’ll be wrapping and unwrapping gifts, spending time with close friends and family, and, best of all, sharing beautiful foods we create together. At Abt, Chef Susan from BlueStar was ready to craft her favorite Christmas cookie recipe in our BlueStar kitchen. But she had a hard time choosing just one, so we got to try out both her Christmas baubles…

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Ring in the New Year with Ooni’s Pizza Crostini Recipe

overhead view of table with a bowl of potato chips, charcuterie board, artichoke pizza and pizza crostini with burrata

With about 3 weeks left in December, the new year is just around the corner. If you and your friends are ringing in 2023 at your place, festive food is a must. We’ve partnered with Ooni again to bring you this recipe for pizza crostini with burrata and trout roe. It comes together in just a few steps and is the perfect way to get more use out of your Ooni pizza…

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Pork Tenderloin Recipe with Glazed Carrots from BlueStar

BlueStar's Susan Swanson slicing her pork tenderloin recipe

We’re finally running out of Thanksgiving leftovers, and we’re done with turkey for a while…there are only so many turkey sandwiches you can make (and have with stuffing on the side). That’s why we were excited to welcome back BlueStar chef Susan Swanson and her treasure trove of recipes. We need some new dinner ideas, some that aren’t as poultry-focused. She came into the Abt BlueStar kitchen to showcase an herbaceous, citrusy…

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Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe and Sides from BlueStar

Thanksgiving Turkey coated in compound butter by chef Susan Swanson from BlueStar

We’re well into November, meaning it’s time to lock down that Thanksgiving turkey recipe and side dishes. Whether you’re heading to a host’s home this year or are crafting your own recipes for loved ones close to you, there’s nothing quite like parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme. That’s what Bluestar Chef Susan Swanson thinks too; she came over to Abt’s iconic BlueStar kitchen to help us ring in the season with her…

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Hot Dog Mummies with BlueStar’s Susan Swanson!

Hot dogs wrapped in dough to look like mummies on a platter

Things are getting spooky at Abt! In addition to our scheduled costume contest (you may see some fun outfits on the sales floor on October 31) we’ve decided to start making some Halloween-themed snacks with a little help from BlueStar chef Susan Swanson. Here in our BluesStar kitchen, Susan creates bites that will help pack the kids with protein before they run off trick-or-treating, or appetizers for parents hanging out with friends…

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Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce by BlueStar!

Sugar Pumpkin for Pumpkin Bread Pudding

Temperatures are dropping and October is here! The pumpkins are coming out, too. That’s why Chef Susan Swanson from BlueStar decided that this week’s recipe would be a pumpkin bread pudding. She even spices it up with a warm bourbon sauce cooked up, all made using their Platinum Series range. Find the recipe below, and check out the video at the end of the post for in-depth instruction.  Hoping to try some…

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