Do you ever find yourself wondering what seasoning to use with what, or how to just “spice” things up a bit in your cooking? This is an easy way to solve that, and other common cooking challenges many people experience.
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I Was Not Always a Chef
I own a successful catering company, and my Mother was a Home Economic Teacher and my Father was a Cook in the Unites States Marines Corp, so you might assume I was born with a mixing spoon in my hand.
Well…that is the furthest thing from the truth. When I was younger, I had no burning desire to cook. There was no need to learn how to cook. I pretty much had it made pulling up to the dinner table.
I was born an identical twin. In glaring contrast to my identical twin brother Calvin’s, who had natural abilities in the kitchen, I was a slow enthusiast. So slow that the only meal I knew how to prepare after graduating High School and leaving the United States Air Force, was spaghetti and eggs and bacon.
It took hanging around my twin brother to pique my interest into the culinary world. I was always amazed at his gift in the kitchen. I remember once going with him to check in on a close friend who was very sick and lived alone. The friend told my brother he had absolutely nothing in the house to eat. I followed my brother into the kitchen where he opened the refrigerator, freezer and all the cabinets, and just pondered.
From what I saw, the friend was correct. I did not see anything in the house to eat either. My brother wrote up a shopping list of items for me to go to the store to purchase. I left my brother in the kitchen and drove off to the grocery store. To my surprise when I arrived back to the home, my brother had conjured up an entire meal. I asked him, where he got the food from. His response was, “it was always here, I just had to get creative with what was on hand”. I was blown away, and that day changed my perspective about the kitchen. That was the start to my love of all things culinary, and the seed was planted for Bon Appetit Y’all™ and Pantry Picks™.
Our goal with Bon Appetit Y ‘all™ and Pantry Picks™ is to share with you fun, creative and Sassy Sauces, Seasonings, Sweets and Savories that will hopefully pique your child like curiosity and motivate you to play in the kitchen more, and maybe even with your food. Our Pantry Picks™ Gourmet Condiments help you take the ordinary and create the extraordinary.
Our promise to you is that our small batches of all natural, house-curated condiments are hand-crafted with the highest quality ingredients sourced from farmers markets and local reputable purveyors.
Our seasonings and marinades are prepared with little or no salt, allowing you to take control of your food and eat healthier.
Many of the items featured in our Pantry Picks™ are items we have used almost every day and have for years, in Occasional Occasions by Carlton’s catering kitchen. If you were ever fortunate enough to have been a guest at one of our catered events, you’ve most likely experience some of our Pantry Picks™ selections.
During the summer months, one of our staple offerings is Grilled Chicken with Peach Bourbon Barbecue Sauce. You cannot get more southern than Bourbon and Peaches. The combination together in this Barbecue Sauce will have you licking your fingers.
We marinate the grilled chicken, and so many other items with our house made Herbalicious Seasoning. This is an all-purpose seasoning/marinade with so much flavor you literally won’t need to season most things with anything else.
With these simple applications, the uniqueness of the flavor profiles can take your dishes from Ho Hum…to Hey Hey…
Join this Culinary Excursion
With creative and growing selections, and awesome perks, you will love Pantry Picks™. There is literally nothing else like this available anywhere. It’s about time to lick that spoon. You can’t go wrong with trying or gifting a Pantry Picks™ subscription.
It is now officially…time to play with your food and to lick that spoon.
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