Surf n Turf Burgers

Nothing says “burger” like Zaycon Fresh 93/7 Lean Ground Beef rubbed with secret spices and grilled to perfection. Topped with garlic herb cheddar, honey habanero mayo, grilled onions, and shrimp, these Surf n Turf Burgers deliver tons of flavor in every bite. Check out this amazing recipe by sugardishme.com

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Why we like this burger:

  • Fresh
  • Cheesy
  • Juicy
  • Easy to prepar
  • Order Zaycon Fresh meat here: http://bit.ly/1K5sakK

BBQ Chicken Kebabs

It’s National BBQ Month!  Kick off the season with some BBQ Chicken Kebobs from our friends at fabulesslyfrugal.com!

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Zaycon Foods and Chicken Soup for the Soul is a win for everyone!

kaylabbqZaycon Foods™, announced the launch of their relationship with Chicken Soup for the Soul Foods December 2014. It is now time for us to offer for sale several of Chicken Soup for the Soul’s food products including broths and meal builder sauces. They are available through Zaycon Foods’ unique direct-to-consumer model which emphasizes freshness, wholesomeness, and significant value by uniquely offering food that bypasses traditional retail channels.

The partnership was facilitated by Edward Martin, CMO of Zaycon Foods.“I’m excited to be able to put these two companies together and foresee the development of a valuable and long-term relationship.”

“We are working  with Chicken Soup for the Soul because it is a trusted company that shares our philosophy of offering quality, delicious food that’s premium quality at a significant value,” said Zaycon co-founder and CEO Mike Conrad. “It’s a beloved brand through its massive number of book titles and other products, and we look forward to expanding the reach of its food products by presenting them to our more than 400,000 registered users.”

“We were intrigued by Zaycon Foods’ unique business model of combining online ordering with farm-fresh foods that are delivered direct to consumers,” said Scott Seaton, CEO of Chicken Soup for the Soul Foods. “It fits perfectly with our philosophy on freshness and quality combined to promote good health and wellness.  We look forward to our products reaching a large user base through Zaycon and a long-term beneficial partnership.”

Zaycon Foods customers looking to craft a delicious and convenient meal can use the Chicken Soup for the Soul Chili Meal Builders Cooking Sauce, Sloppy Joe Meal Builders Cooking Sauce, Meat Loaf Meal Builders Cooking Sauce, or Sesame-Ginger Meal Builders Cooking Sauce which are also available through Zaycon. Other Chicken Soup for the Soul food products will soon be available through Zaycon include a variety of delicious broths and meal builders.

To explore the lineup of delicious Chicken Soup for the Soul products, please visit http://www.zayconfoods.com/products/.

About Chicken Soup for the Soul

Chicken Soup for the Soul, the world’s favorite and most recognized storyteller, publishes the famous Chicken Soup for the Soul book series. With over 100 million books sold to date in the U.S. and Canada alone, more than 250 titles, and translations into more than 40 languages, “chicken soup for the soul” is one of the world’s best-known phrases and is regularly referenced in pop culture. Today, 21 years after it first began sharing happiness, inspiration and wellness through its books, this socially conscious company continues to publish new titles, but has also evolved beyond the bookstore with super premium pet food, a line of high quality food to bring people together for healthy meals, and a variety of licensed products and digital offerings, all inspired by stories. Chicken Soup for the Soul has recently expanded into visual storytelling through movies, television and a YouTube channel. Chicken Soup for the Soul is “changing the world one story at a time®.”

About Zaycon Foods

Now delivering to nearly 400,000 registered users at more than 1,400 locations across 48 states, Zaycon Foods is “How Smart Families Buy Big & Save Big.” The innovative company offers families a better way to save on fresh meat, fish, produce, and dairy items by selling in bulk directly from refrigerated trucks. The trucks make local deliveries in the parking lots of churches, businesses and schools, enabling consumers to save an average of 35% when compared to standard retail prices. Customers are alerted to upcoming delivery dates in their area by email and social media, and place orders online via a fast and simple process. Founded in 2009, Zaycon Foods is headquartered in Spokane Valley, Washington. For more information, visit www.zayconfoods.com.

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Thanks to you we’re helping others!

Thanks to you we’re helping others! We wanted to take a few minutes to share some photos some of our drivers got while dropping some foods off at some of our nations local food banks.

Our driver Terry Couron delivered meat to Eight day’s of hope & Hope Reigns from Zaycon Fresh to feed volunteers helping families that where affected by last Mother’s Day Tornado in Van, Texas.0515151259a

Our driver John Dowell dropped off 240 lbs of Zaycon Foods Pullled Pork and donated to the Good News Rescue Mission in Reddiing California. They’re on Facebook and Twitter too…please help them out by spreading the word!

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Ty Carey dropped off 140 lbs of Zaycon Foods Pullled pork and donated to the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank. You’ll find them on Facebook and Twitter as well!

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Jason Fletcher dropped off 130 lbs of Zaycon Foods Pullled Pork and 30lbs of Patio Steak and donated to the Lancaster County Council of Churches who also gets donations from Central Pennsylvania Food Bank. You’ll find them on Facebook and Twitter as well!

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Zaycon Live this Thursday!

Join us and See Delicious this Thursday, January 22nd at 11:30am PST. Register HERE!

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Patriotic picnic.

Zaycon Foods -picnicWhile the family was all together this past weekend, I put together fun bbq. There are quite a few July birthdays to celebrate throughout my extended family, so I thought that the patriotic colors would be appropriate and easy to come by this time of year. Zaycon Foods- patriotic picnicInstead of traditional birthday cake, we opted for fresh strawberry rhubarb pies in tiny jam jars. Everyone got their own pie and they are a perfect summertime dessert. I do find that you don’t need as much pie crust with jar pies.  I also made some of the mint limeade, the one I posted about last week. Zaycon Foods- patriotic picnicThe youngest kids went around my parents yard collecting wildflowers for decorating the table. My parents yard is magical, Its like you’re in a fairy land. Zaycon Foods -patriotic picnicWe like our potato salad simple. No celery or pickles, just good old fashioned easy peasy potato salad. with about 4-5 ingredients.

Zaycon Foods- patriotic picnicboil diced potatoes, cut up boiled eggs, finely chop onion, mix in miracle whip and salt to taste. Not much to it, but miracle whip is the key! Zaycon Foods- Patriotic picnicWrapped a few Zaycon hot dogs in Zaycon bacon. Best. Hotdog. Ever. Because, who doesn’t like bacon?!? Zaycon Foods-patriotic picnicThe kids inhaled the hotdogs while the adults enjoyed the ribs, steaks and sausages. Zaycon Foods- patriotic picnic

My mom makes a mean bbq,  it’s sauce sweet and tangy. I’m not even sure whats in it, but she needs to pass the recipe on down through the family.

We grilled corn on the cob. My favorite way to cook it.

Zaycon Foods- grilled corn on the cobWatermelon is a staple in our home in the summer. We have it at just about every picnic. Zaycon Foods-patriotic picnicZaycon foods- patriotic picnicThe best part of the day. We ended the night with our very own fireworks display.

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I love this time of year.

Enjoy your weekend remembering why we celebrate Independence Day! Have a safe one!!

corn on the grill.

Zaycon Foods- grilled corn on the cobOne of our favorite sides throughout the summer is corn on the cob. You can’t just thrown in a pot of boiling water, it needs to be blackened in some areas and super juicy and that is why we grill our corn. Zaycon Foods- grilled corn on the cobGrilling corn takes a bit of prep. You don’t want to take off all of the husk, but you don’t want to leave too much on either. Strip your corn of all its silk and leave 1 layer of husk to wrap it back up in.

Next comes the best part. MAYONNAISE! Yep, I don’t know what it is about it, but it gives the corn such a good flavor and keeps it juicy. I don’t use a lot, just enough to coat the corn with ( this is where a food brush comes in handy) I also sprinkle on seasoned salt. BOOM! Done. Thats it. Wrap your husk back up on the corn and wait for that grill to get hot!Zaycon Foods- grilled corn on the cob I rotate the corn just a few times. The husk will kept the corn from burning, but you will notice some blackening in some parts, my favorite! Once the corn looks done enough to you, pull it off. The cob will be hot and can burn you, I don’t know from experience or anything…, but use tongs to pull off the grill. Zaycon Foods- grilled corn on the cobEat it up and don’t forget the toothpicks!

I like the corn as is and don’t think it needs anything else, my husband, however, likes to add black pepper. My girls LOVE corn made this way and of course, they get to help shuck it, mayo it and sprinkle it.  They seem to eat better when they help make the meal, always a plus!

Grilled corn goes great with our meaty pork ribs! Events are open for August delivery!Zaycon Foods- meaty ribs

two words: Bacon. Jam.

Bacon is delicious. Plain and simple, I love bacon. However, sometimes I want to do something different, other than just make a BLT or have it with a side of eggs. So I asked around for some bacon recipes, something different, maybe odd, but still tasted good. A customer of Zaycon Foods by the name of Joan and a blogger at How To Be A Housewife, mentioned bacon jam… um, “what?” and “ew!” both came to mind. She said there were tons of recipes for it if you search the internet. So I did. And came across this recipe from Tide and Thyme. Oh My Word. I don’t know how people think of these recipes, but its going to be a favorite around this house. It is a simple recipe, but make sure you have an afternoon available where you don’t have to go anywhere for a few hours. It does take some time to simmer. For you bacon fans, I give you…

Bacon Jam.
DSC_7695copy aThis recipe is pretty easy, I only had to buy some maple syrup and had everything else in my fridge, on my counter or in my cupboard.

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Cut up a pound of Zaycon bacon into 1 inch sections. I get my kids involved in all of my cooking and baking. They get to learn and I get to let go of my OCD about cooking. DSC_7725copy aFry up the bacon in batches. A little plug about Zaycon bacon, it is medium cut and it cooks up nice. Typically, I like to bake it, it always comes out perfect. DSC_7751copy aWhen your bacon is browned, but not super crispy, take it off the heat and set it on a few paper towels to soak up some of that grease. You will want to reserve about 2 tablespoons of grease in the pan. DSC_7726copy a

While my bacon was browning (with the help of my daughter) I diced up a medium sized onion. I use Walla Walla sweet onions. We love Walla Walla onions, they are sweeter and overall have a great flavor. They are also grown fairly local to us. DSC_7730copy aDSC_7738copy a

Add about 4 cloves of chopped garlic to the onion. I cheat and buy my garlic in a jar. Its just easier fro me. Add it to the pan you used to brown the bacon. DSC_7771copy aWhen the onion is transulcent, add the bacon back in the pan. DSC_7775copy a

The you can add in all the other ingredients, a Tbsp of brown sugar, a Tbsp of hot sauce (I think it could use more and will double the hot sauce next time), 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar, 1/4 cup of maple syrup, black pepper to taste and…

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a cup of coffee. DSC_7761copy aWe don’t drink coffee and I didn’t want to go buy some and have it go to waste. I do drink Teecino and so I used it instead. I am not sure what the difference would be. I’m guessing its for flavor and not the caffeine. DSC_7798copy aThis is where the waiting comes. You want to simmer it for around 2 hours, adding about 1/4 cup of water every 25 or so minutes as it needs it. It will end up looking like this:DSC_7802copy a

The sauce will thicken up a bit. once you can’t tell the onions from the bacon, its ready. Take it off the stove and let it set for about 15-20 minutes. Your house will smell amazing and you will want to throw a few burgers on the grill or even toast a bagel and top with cream cheese to get it ready for a bit of this jam. DSC_7818copy aI put it all in a wide mouth pint jar and used my hand mixer and gave it a few good pulses. I wanted to keep a few good pieces of bacon and not pulverize the whole batch. DSC_7832copy aI couldnt keep my girls hands out of it. We had pretzel chips handy and taste tested it. Bacon heaven, I tell ya!DSC_7834copy aIts sweet, it’s salty and has a tiny hint of a kick of spice. I think we will have a new favorite for BBQ’s around here. It made sound weird, but try it first before you dis it. Its got bacon in it!!

And while Zaycon bacon events are over and we won’t be back until this fall, the grilling pack is open for ordering. Imagine this on an all beef frank or a keilbasa sausage, maybe eat it as an appetizer while you are grilling the pork ribs.

For the full recipe, check out the post at Tide and Thyme.