Creamy Parmesan Brussel Sprouts Gratin with Bacon

Creamy Parmesan Brussel Sprouts Gratin with Bacon is cheesy, savory and perfect for your holiday meals. Tender crisp brussels sprouts are smothered in a creamy sauce and topped with cheese and crunchy bacon. It’s sure to be a crowd pleaser.

This splendid side dish will be a crowning fare along with Easy Green Bean Bundles, Jiffy Corn Casserole and The Best Sweet Potato Casserole.


Cheesy Creamy Parmesan Brussel Sprouts Gratin with Bacon.

Creamy Parmesan Brussel Sprouts Gratin with Bacon

This super flavorful dish is layered with a creamy cheesy sauce, topped with more cheese and then bacon. All baked to tender perfection. If you have brussels sprout haters in the family, this will make them a believer. It’s just so good.

When you think “au gratin” you think comfort food! Even though this a veggie dish, it’s still full of comfort! Make it for Thanksgiving, or next Tuesday night. Whenever you want to have side dish … Read more

Plea bargain agreement brings sentence for missed tests

USDA’s quarterly enforcement report for the period ending Sept. 30 first reported Memet  Beqiri’s guilty plea. He has since been sentenced, on Nov. 24, concluding a plea agreement reached a year ago.

The Stafford Springs, CT, meat supplier was sentenced to probation and fined after he pleaded guilty in the U.S. District Court for Connecticut to fabricating E. coli test results. 

 Beqiri, also known as Matt Beqiri, 32, of Tolland, was sentenced to two years of probation for fabricating E. coli test results at his meat processing business. He was also ordered to pay a $15,000 fine.

Beqiri pleaded guilty to one count of making and using a false document and aiding and abetting, a charge that carries a maximum possible term of imprisonment of five years.

Court documents said:

“From on or about November 3, 2016, to on or about September 9, 2017, in the District of Connecticut, the … Read more

4 Methods To Construct An Efficient Café Model

Coffee manufacturing isn’t any easy matter. Alternatively, a excessive-quality Robusta bean has a heavy, earthy, bitter taste profile with much much less acidity and an almost peanut-like aftertaste. Nevertheless, not all Robusta beans are high-high quality. Arabica Espresso is one among two major species that make up global espresso supply. Arabica is a smaller plant (three-5m), producing abundant and top quality beans. Compared to the other species, Coffea robusta, Arabica is claimed to be less acidic, more flavorful and with a decrease caffeine content material. Robusta is also a much bigger plant however is claimed to provide larger yields. Nevertheless, Arabica is a nicer trying plant and can also be stated to have extra chilly tolerance. It can be pruned an maintained as a small shrub, making it the very best kind of espresso to develop in backyards. Weigh out the amount of espresso you propose to make use of … Read more

How Zach & Zoe Sweet Bee Farm Harvests Honey for NYC Restaurants 

The family-run business believes in the powers of natural, local, and raw honey

Zach & Zoe Sweet Bee Farm owners Kam and Summer Johnson started keeping bees thanks to their young son, Zach. As he struggled with allergies, Summer began to read up on the benefits of raw honey and exposing oneself to natural allergens. And after feeding their son a steady stream of raw honey, they decided to start making their own.

“A lot of commercial honey is corn syrup, it doesn’t have the natural vitamins and minerals that natural raw honey has,” says Kam. “So we try not to be honey snobs, but we do want people to understand there’s a difference, and what we consume does matter.”

The family learned about beekeeping and honey harvesting from their mentor and friend, “Uncle” Larry Saums, owner of Bee Flower & Sun Honey. They bought their bees from him … Read more

Linzer Cookies

Linzer cookies are a combination of buttery orange infused shortbread and jam, as pleasing to look at as they are to eat. These festive treats are perfect for any holiday or special occasion.

These are perfect for the sharing during a cookie exchange! Serve along with other festive cookies such as Grinch Cookies, Perfect Gingerbread Cookies and Best Ever Molasses Cookies for a delicious cookie smorgasbord.

Cookies stack on top of each other on a white plate.

Linzer Cookie Recipe

These elegant cookies are so joyful just to look at, with their top centers cut out in a fun shape to show through the colorful jam. The dusting of powdered sugar adds the perfect touch creating a fancy touch to these morsels of joy.

Perfect for gift giving, cookie exchanges, parties or just because, these will be the star of the table. The buttery shortbread has just enough zest and cinnamon to add flavor coupled with a tart filling is … Read more