Get the Family Involved this Summer

July 20th, 2017

If you are looking for a way to celebrate July, Klosterman Bread encourages you to do what we do…bake bread!

Get the whole family involved and make it a summer project!

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Of course, you don’t have to go to all the trouble of making your own bread to celebrate July (that’s why you have us), but Klosterman Bread ran across a recipe page from Recipe Goldmine that got us thinking about July inspired concoctions that we just had to share.

This Baked Bean Bread is an American original. We think molasses is the bomb and baked beans are going to give you yummy protein. Who needs to make a crockpot full of baked beans when you can have it inside your bread?

These Butter Dips are little packets of wonderful. They’re good for almost any dip you may be serving. You can’t go wrong with these homemade bread divers. Trust us. We know. We’ve been in business for over 100 years.

And here’s something we don’t do, but we find inspiring just the same. These Fourth of July Hats are ingenious. Made of pie crust mix, we’re looking at table decorations that are edible and fun.

You don’t need a holiday or special month to bake. Just do it like we do! Klosterman Bread makes fresh from the bakery easy so you don’t have to do it at home, but you can if you really want to.

National Picnic Month is here!

July 13th, 2017

Picnics have been around longer than sliced bread!  So get out the checkered tablecloth, load up a basket and join Klosterman Bread in celebrating!

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Klosterman Bread loves picnics! Whether our light fluffiness is surrounding sandwich meat or the ingredient in a sound bread pudding, we’re in love with being outside and enjoying summer with family and friends. But where did the picnic come from?

No one really knows the origin of the word “picnic.” Some believe it is based on the French verb “piquer” which means to ‘pick’ or ‘peck’, with the rhyming “nique” meaning “thing of little importance.” The first table designed specifically for picnics (in a style similar to what we know today) appeared in the late 1800s so we know the picnic has been around at least since then.

While researching picnics, we found out that the longest picnic took place in France. It happened in the year 2000 and was 600 miles long. Italy’s favorite picnic day is Easter Sunday. And after an ant finds your picnic it goes back to the nest while leaving a scent. Other ants will follow the scent and try to steal your Klosterman rolls.

Let’s get out and enjoy fresh air, sun and friends! Plan your picnic and take Klosterman Bread with you.

It’s 🕒 to Talk Hot Dogs! 🌭🌭🌭

July 7th, 2017

July is National Hot Dog Month and Klosterman Bread has three ways to make your dog even hotter!

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According to the Sausage Council, Americans will consume seven billion hot dogs this summer. That’s an insane amount of our favorite little tubes of meat! How you eat them is up to you, but we have a few tasty suggestions that make our baseball favorites even better.

The Food Network shares this recipe for the Nacho Dog. Bobby Flay really knows what he’s doing. The guacamole and salsa are a perfect compliment to the frankfurter of our dreams. Wrap it up in a Klosterman bun and you’re ready for fine dining even with a hot dog.

Food.com’s recipe for Red Devil Hot Dogs has us buzzing. Sweet onions, margarine, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, sugar and Chili sauce make this one of the most unusual wieners you’ll ever taste. The good news is, they’re kid friendly. They love them. After one bite, you’ll be just as addicted as we are.

And of course Klosterman Bread has to go classic on you. We would be remiss if we didn’t talk Chicago Style Red Hots. You can’t go wrong with the way Chicago serves them. Allrecipes.com has a recipe that is as close to the original as you can get. You’ll think you are riding the “L” and can feel the wind whipping through the skyscrapers.

So how do you like your dog? Plain Jane or dressed to the gills, make sure it’s in a Klosterman Bread bun, fresh from the bakery. It’s the only way to gently caress that goodness the way it was meant to be eaten.

Master of the Grill

June 24th, 2017

Master of the Grill

Grilling should be a sport. In some neighborhoods, it already is. The gladiatorial competition as neighbor out cooks neighbor can be intense. There’s no doubt bragging rights exist for the grill master, but it’s Klosterman Bread and you who win as we get to eat the finished dish!

We’re sharing tips on how to make the most of your grilling journey. You won’t be a novice for long after following these suggestions.

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So what comes first on your way to grilling mastery?

Know your grill. Gas grills are different from charcoal, which are about as far away from electric as you can get. Get to know your grill and how it’s cooking method will flavor your food.

Spice it up. Speaking of flavor, use rubs, sauces and marinades to add taste to your meats and veggies. The longer you wait to grill your meal after applying your spice selection, the better. 24 hours is a good rule of thumb.

Pretzel Thin Sandwich Bun 4.25

Smokey Bares. What is grilling without smoke? Use smoke to add more flavor to your dish. Throw in a few hickory, mesquite or apple wood chunks to the fire, cover and let the wispy tendrils do their thing.

The end is the means. Think ahead and have your condiments and bread selections ready before you even start grilling. The right bun or bread slice can make or break a hamburger or chicken sandwich. And make sure you toast the grainy goodness. It’s a requirement. Try our pretzel thin sandwich bun for a tantalizing boost that your guests will love.

Klosterman Bread salutes you, mighty grill warrior! Make your play and check out our Pinterest page for recipes that will help you claim the golden spatula of the grilling masters for your neighborhood.

We’re Lovin’ the Turkey All Month Long

June 17th, 2017

Celebrate National Turkey Lover's Month

Are you ready to celebrate June with a gobble? It’s National Turkey Lover’s Month and no one loves turkey more than Klosterman Bread! It definitely tops our list of favorite meat and bread pairings.

You’ll be amazed at some of the facts surrounding Thanksgiving’s most coveted bird.

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Did you know 46 million turkeys are gobbled up during Thanksgiving, but more than two-thirds of turkey produced annually is deliciously consumed outside of November? This month is a perfect time to pile some tasty turkey on one of our choice bread selections and give a tip of the hat to the bird that almost became our nation’s mascot.

As far as we’re concerned, Benjamin Franklin’s love of the humble turkey was on point. He’d probably love this recipe too.

Mamaw’s Creamed Turkey over Toast recipe from food.com is perfect for every day dinners and lunches, especially when you use Klosterman Bread as the anchor. For a quick deli-like sandwich, pair turkey with Klosterman thin sandwich buns. Give both a try!

Turkey is the meat! Invite Klosterman to celebrate the love of the t-bird with you!

The Sandwich Is King

June 12th, 2017

Better Bread Better Sandwich

It’s no secret that we love sandwiches. It’s more than just the bread; it’s the combination of meat, sauces, cheeses, veggies and of course, more bread!

But what makes a sandwich more than just a sandwich? What qualifies it to be the world’s best sandwich? Let’s investigate.

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Eat This, Not That! claims to have the world’s best sandwich recipe on their site and it’s definitely a contender. Take a look for yourself. Prime rib, arugula, and butter? Heaven is under the #bun, that’s for sure. But world’s best? Hmmmm…..

The movie Spanglish featured the world’s greatest sandwich. Food.com translated the recipe so you can pretend to be Adam Sandler when you make it at home. The beauty of this one is the bacon and ooey, gooey egg. Are we close to the best?

Action Bronson has his version of the world’s greatest sandwich and has made a video about it. Uncrate links us there. Beware, the language is harsh, but what’s in-between the bread – OMG, delicious!

So what makes a sandwich the world’s greatest to you? We can ensure you ours (and yours) begins with Klosterman Bread, fresh from the bakery. Check out our Pinterest page for recipes that can help move you in the right direction.

Bringing Your Lunch To Work Just Got Easier

May 24th, 2017

Bringing Your Lunch To Work Just Got Easier
When it comes to packing your lunch it always seems like such a great idea, doesn’t it? But we all know when time gets tight, it can be a difficult task to accomplish.

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In honor of Brown-Bag-It Day, we’ve gathered some helpful tips to take the stress out of packing lunch.

1. The right equipment is key. Stock up on plastic, metal or glass containers to store your lunch. Look for containers with dividers so you can store your entire lunch in one place. Also, make sure you have a lunch box to store all your midday goodies!

2. Try packing lunch the night before. This will take the stress out of trying to throw a lunch together in a rush and ensure you have a delicious and nutritious meal to enjoy.

3. Make ahead recipes are great when it comes to lunch. Whip up a batch of chicken or chickpea salad on a Sunday and enjoy it all week long on sandwiches and salads.

So go ahead and reach for that brown bag and a loaf of your favorite Klosterman bread, and let’s pack a tasty lunch. Click here for more ideas on how to spice up your packed lunch!

BBQ + Baseball = A Home Run Dog

May 17th, 2017

BBQ + Baseball = The Perfect Month of May

Spring. It’s a time for enjoying the outdoors, heading to the ballpark and breaking out that grill! Whether it’s charcoal or gas, take off that cover and light it up, because it’s National BBQ Month and it’s time to get grilling!

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For us, there’s no better way to celebrate this tasty month, than by grilling up some hotdogs and enjoying an American past time… watching baseball. We’ve cooked up some of our favorite dog toppings to enjoy while grilling out on game day.

Cincinnati Reds: In honor of the home team, there’s only one choice when it comes to dog toppings… Cincy style chili! As soon as your hotdog is off the grill, pop it in a Klosterman Hot Dog Bun, top it with a spoonful of chili and sprinkle on cheddar cheese and diced onion. This is the perfect dog to cheer on those Reds!

Cleveland Indians: While watching the Windians, you should enjoy a game winning dog. Place grilled smoked kielbasa in a Klosterman Hot Dog Bun and top it with French fries, coleslaw and BBQ sauce for a classic Cleveland Polish Boy.

Poppy Seed Hot Dog BunsChicago Cubs: If you’re a fan of the defending World Series Champs, go for a classic Chi-town style dog. Serve your grilled dog on a Klosterman Poppy Seed Hot Dog Bun and top it with yellow mustard, sweet pickle relish, onion, tomato wedges, pickle spears, sport peppers and a dash of celery salt.

While you may not be able to cheer on your team from their stadiums, these hot dogs will make you feel like you’re behind the batter’s box. For more tasty ways to celebrate National BBQ Month, visit our Get Your Grill On Pinterest Board.

Grains of Giving Spotlight: The Freestore Foodbank

May 11th, 2017

For 125 years, our customers have been incredibly supportive and loyal to our bread. To say “thank you” we want to give back to the communities who have given so much to us. If you have a fundraiser that you would like Klosterman to sponsor, let us know! Please visit our Grains of Giving website and submit your request.

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Freestore Foodbank
This month, we want to reflect on an organization we not only respect but also admire. The Freestore Foodbank is the largest foodbank in Cincinnati and has been committed to assisting low income families across the tristate area.

We believe that growing our community begins with making sure our children are receiving the nutrition they need. That’s why we have been happy to support the Freestore Foodbank by donating a variety of our wholesome products.

In addition to weekly donations, we have had the privilege to participate in their scholarship fundraising programs as well as their outreach events.

We would like to thank the Freestore Foodbank for all they do for the community and allowing us to play a role in giving back. For more information on the Freestore Foodbank and how you can get involved, visit their website.

Your New Favorite Burger

May 10th, 2017

Now when most think of burgers, a thick, juicy ground beef patty comes to mind. And while we love a meaty burger straight off the grill, we also can appreciate the more unique burger varieties.

Your New Favorite Burger

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This National Hamburger Month, we’re skipping the meat and going for a veggie recipe that can’t be beat!

Portobello Burger

Ingredients

  • 4 large Portobello mushrooms
  • 2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped rosemary
  • 1 ½ tsp. steak seasoning
  • Klosterman Hamburger Buns

Directions

Whisk vinegar, soy sauce, rosemary and steak seasoning in a large bowl until well combined. Place the mushroom caps in the bowl and evenly coat with sauce. Marinate at room temperature for 20-30 minutes, flipping the mushrooms occasionally.

Once the grill is hot, brush the grate or spray the grill pan with oil. Place mushrooms on the grill and cook for 5-7 minutes. Baste the mushrooms frequently with the marinade. Add preferred cheese during the last minute of cooking. While cheese is melting, grill your Klosterman Hamburger Buns until toasted.

And now for the fun part … Toppings! Go traditional with the classic lettuce and tomato combo. Or whip up a garlic aioli and top your burger with sliced avocado. Craving more burgers full of big, bold flavors? Our Pinterest is full of recipes to help you celebrate National Hamburger Month all May long!

 

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