Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and that means it’s time to stuff your turkey with tasty, homemade stuffing! But where did the idea for stuffing come from, and where has it taken us today? Leave it to Klosterman to find out!
It may surprise you to learn that stuffing has actually been around longer than Thanksgiving itself. The earliest known recipe of stuffing comes from a Roman cookbook called Apicius De Re Coquinaria. The recipe called for vegetables, herbs, nuts, and chopped liver.
Luckily tastes changed with the times. Stuffing as we know it these days is usually a mix of bread (either in croutons, cubes, or breadcrumbs) along with meat like pork sausage, celery, salt, pepper, and various other spices and herbs.
Stuffing has also been taken to the next level in North America with the invention of the stuffed multi-bird, better known as the Turkducken; a turkey stuffed into a duck that is then stuffed into a chicken. The English variant swaps out the turkey for goose and becomes the Gooducken.
And Southerners? They’re likely to call their stuffing “dressing”! Just like soda and pop, stuffing has multiple names, based on where you’re from. To us, a great recipe is a great recipe! Let’s get inventive!
This National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, help us to boost awareness of this disease by … eating bread! Klosterman Bread, to be exact.
This is our 6th annual campaign benefitting the Pink Ribbon Girls. A portion of the specially marked organic Klosterman Pink loaves will be going to the Pink Ribbon Girls in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. To date, we’ve donated more than $50,000 to this very special Cincinnati and Dayton charity. That’s a lot of dough!
Pink Ribbon Girls’ mission is to balance the fear and uncertainty that breast cancer and other women’s reproductive cancers bring to individuals and families by providing direct services, education, and support. These women are mothers, sisters, daughters, aunts, grandmothers, and friends who are touched by this disease every day. Look for our organic Pink Loaves in their special limited-time Klosterman Bread bags highlighted with pink accents at your local grocer now. Please join us so that No One Travels this Road Alone.
Diet plays a big role. Try this cancer-fighting recipe and together, we can help make breast cancer toast!
Spinach, Lemon, Cilantro Sandwich
1 bunch spinach, rinsed and drained
4 slices Klosterman whole grain bread, toasted
2 cups hummus
4 green onions
1 tomato, sliced
1/2 bunch cilantro or parsley, rinsed and chopped
1 lemon with skin on, sliced very thinly into rounds
Zest of 1 lemon
- Tear spinach leaves away from thick stem.
- Toast bread until brown and crispy, about 3 minutes.
- Spread toast thickly with hummus, sprinkle on the green onions, pile cilantro on top, then place a few very thin slices of lemons on the cilantro.
- Place spinach in a large bowl and sprinkle the spinach with lemon zest and the juice from the remaining lemons.
- Place a large handful of lemon filled spinach on top of each piece of the sandwich half and add sliced tomatoes on top. Place remaining toast slices on top to make a complete sandwich.
This month Klosterman is game! Klosterman Bread is game for any kind of football! A burger isn’t a burger without a bun and don’t get us started about hot dogs. Dress up any party with a package of Klosterman tailgating goodness!
Let’s huddle up and get cooking! Your tailgating party will reign supreme when you champion these playmaker recipes. There’s no bench warmers here!
Perfect for our buns, these Mini Italian Beef Sandwiches from midwestliving.com are a touchdown. They didn’t even make it out of our kitchen. Make two batches so you can keep some for yourself.
This slow cooker Texas pulled pork recipe made cheerleaders out of all of us. Allrecipes.com did it right. But we did find out that some of us should probably shave our legs before doing cartwheels of delight.
And cooking-outdoors.com has not one, but six different hot dog recipes for the tailgater on the hunt for a win. The Breakfast Dog is amazing and we like the out of left field Churrasco Hot Dog with Peruvian Green Aji Sauce.
It’s game time! Let’s do tailgating right!
September is Better Breakfast Month. Klosterman Bread can make your morning meaningful by starting it with easy recipes that serve up more than toast- but we can do that too!
Better Breakfast Month is a time to draw attention to beginning your morning with the most important meal of the day. Why is it important? Studies show breakfast eaters tend to be healthier than breakfast skippers. They tend to be slimmer and trimmer and have better weight management due to the benefits a healthy breakfast provides.
This Tomato Toast with Macadamia Ricotta Shiso and Black Lava Salt from dollyandoatmeal.com is a perfect nutritious eye-opener. It’s full of protein and happy energy.
Of course we have to mention French Toast. This recipe from food.com is a little lighter but doesn’t sacrifice the flavor of our favorite morning classic.
In the mood for an egg sandwich? Try Klosterman Bread’s flatbreads, thin bagels and pitas. You can never go wrong with lower calories, all the taste, and plain yumminess for your early morning food wake up call.
Share your better breakfast ideas with us! We love to hear how you start your day at the breakfast table.
September 18th is National Cheese Burger Day! How do you make the perfect burger dripping in gooey yumminess? Klosterman Bread reveals the tips and tricks that will elevate your cheeseburger into a CHEESE. BURGER.
So how do we do it? How do we make a cheeseburger into a culinary family classic? Master these four techniques and you will be a burger-meister!
1. Start with good meat. Don’t skimp on the beef. Regret is made by taking shortcuts when you get bad moo from the butcher.
2. Add a middle dimple with your thumb after you form your patties. This will prevent them from shrinking and becoming fat.
3. At first, use high heat and sear the meat, but immediately turn it down and slowly cook your discs of deliciousness.
4. Add the cheese on top and then put a bowl over your beefy beauties. Turn off all heat. The steam that forms inside the bowl will melt your cheese perfectly.
Serve with your choice of condiments and Klosterman Buns. Your food artistry will bring tears to even the harshest critics. You might even shed a few yourself.
Celebrate the Cheeseburger with us! And don’t worry if it’s not September 18th. We’re ready for a burger with cheese anytime!
Klosterman Bread and Cincinnati-based Total Quality Logistics have teamed up to provide meals to the victims of Hurricane Harvey.
Klosterman Bread is donating a semi-trailer full of bread so 95,000 sandwiches can be made for Houston’s flood victims.
Read all about our efforts here.
The need is great. You can help too. Klosterman Baking Company cares about feeding those in need, locally and afar.
Okay, Klosterman Bread obviously loves bread and everything that goes with it, but where did bread come from? How did man ingeniously discover and start baking magical loafs for the world to consume?
Let’s take a historical journey!
Compact, portable and a great source of carbohydrates, recent studies point to bread being baked by humans almost 30,000 years ago. That’s a long time to perfect the recipe.
Prehistoric man made gruel that they would let ferment and then cook on heated stones. The bread they baked was very flat.
Leavening made today’s bread possible. It was a chance occurrence that yeast landed in a bowl of flour and water and made early man notice the bubbles that caused the mixture to rise as the microbes ate the sugars. It’s an amazing fact that Egypt had the first commercial yeast production facilities in place around 300 B.C.
Refined flour was another major factor in bread’s evolution. Milling made for better, smoother flour, which lead to pumpernickels and rustic breads for our ancient Mesopotamia ancestors.
At Klosterman Baking Company, our recipes have been handed down from generation to generation. In fact, for 125 years we’ve been using only the freshest ingredients to create the perfect bread that enhances every meal. Now that’s history worth noting!
Klosterman Bread wants to make the transition to school less stressful with recipes for sandwiches that are not only kid friendly but loved by moms everywhere. Time is what we all want more of and with these sandwich recipes, we’ll make back-to-school meal prep easy!
Kids will smile, moms will rejoice from the USDA daily requirement of protein and fruit that will be fulfilled in this Cheddar and Apple sandwich Try this delicious and nutritious sandwich recipe from Realsimple.com … your kids will love it!
An Open-Faced Roasted Pepper Hummus sandwich may seem fancy at first, but it’s easily adaptable for a quick make. A red pepper and hummus sandwich let’s you ditch the lunchmeat for something a little more nutritious. Foodandwine.com has this great recipe that gives you a starting point.
No matter how you pack it, back to school lunches can be fast, affordable and easy to make. Tell us your what you’re making with Klosterman Bread and we’ll share it!
August is National Sandwich Month, and Klosterman Bread is all about delicious things put between two slices of bread – but how did this day come about and what’s the history of the humble sandwich?
Read on and find out!
John Montagu, the fourth Earl of Sandwich created the sandwich when he wanted to eat his meal with one hand, and continue gambling during a 24 hour session with the other. He requested that beef slices and cheese be put between two slices of bread so that he could keep one hand free. Now that’s dedication!
Some interesting sandwich facts:
- 47% of Americans eat a sandwich every single day.
- The largest sandwich weighed 5,440 lbs. That’s a whole lot of bread.
- According to food historian, John Mariani, the most popular sandwich is a plain ham sandwich, with the BLT as a close second. The classic Peanut Butter & Jelly was left in the dust!
One thing is for certain; the best part of any sandwich is what you put it on. Klosterman Bread is proud to be the top, bottom and sometimes the middle too.
Celebrate National Sandwich Month with 31 Days of Sandwiches on Pinterest!
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!
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.