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Meet Applegate Feel Good Pro Tiffani Thiessen

Meet "Feel Good" Pro Tiffani Thiessen

February 13, 2023

We asked each of our "Feel Good" Pros what helps them stay in a "feel good" mindset. Here's what Cookbook Author and Actress Tiffani Thiessen had to share!

Meet Feel Good Pro Alex Toussaint

Meet "Feel Good" Pro Alex Toussaint

February 02, 2023

We asked each of our "Feel Good" Pros what helps them stay in a "feel good" mindset. Here's what Peloton instructor and Do Better Founder Alex Toussaint had to share!

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Meet "Feel Good" Pro Melissa Urban

January 05, 2023

We asked each of our "Feel Good" Pros what helps them stay in a "feel good" mindset. Here's what Whole30 Co-founder and CEO Melissa Urban had to share!

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Try Your Bacon or Chicken Tenders in an Air Fryer

February 09, 2022

Yes, you can make bacon or chicken tenders in an air fryer. Air Fryers are the “it” appliance of the moment. Americans are using them to make, well, everything, from French fries (of course) to bacon, chicken tenders—even cheesecake! Whether you’re already an air fryer obsessive or still on the fence about adding another appliance to your kitchen, read on!

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Applegate At Home

April 22, 2020

We're here for you.

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How Long to Freeze Food

April 13, 2020

Freezing is a great way to preserve food. To help you enjoy quality tasting food in the future, we put together some tips and recommendations on freezing some of our favorite products.

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Sweet Potato Toast & Deli Meat: 5 Ways

August 05, 2019

Whether you’re gluten-free, taking a hiatus from bread, meal planning for Whole30®, looking to breathe new life into your avocado toast obsession, or have an extra sweet potato laying around that you don’t know what to do with… we’ve got a solution (or five) for you! Here are five sweet potato toast recipes topped with our turkey deli meat. Share how you like to mix and match “toast” toppings, at home, using APPLEGATE® products.

Baked Sweet Potatoes Blog

Baked Sweet Potatoes with Whole30 Compliant Toppings

February 19, 2018

Baked sweet potatoes make an almost perfect meal—morning, noon or night. And they’re so easy to make.

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How To Build A Beautiful Charcuterie Board with Applegate Meats and Cheeses

November 27, 2017

Explore step-by-step guidance on constructing a vibrant and mouthwatering charcuterie board featuring a variety of cured meats, cheeses, fruits, vegetables, and more. Elevate your entertaining skills with this comprehensive guide enriched by Applegate's exceptional products.

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Powering through the Season of Giving (read: Shopping)

November 21, 2017

No matter how you approach your holiday gift-giving, eating well can give you the energy to last longer and stay more focused than your fellow shoppers. Keep these following tips in mind for when you're planning the next shopping spree..

Thanksgiving Blog

Add Big Flavor to Your Holiday Table with These Recipe Ideas

November 20, 2017

With winter entertaining on the horizon, we’re always looking for ways to maximize flavor and make a memorable spread with a modicum of effort. Here are some of our favorite dishes that help make your holiday table pop.

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How to Set Up a Beautiful, Bountiful Bacon Bar

November 08, 2017

Bacon is the great equalizer (everyone has that one friend who says they’re a vegetarian “except for bacon!”), and it also makes a great centerpiece to a party. We love to showcase another side of this favorite breakfast meat by setting up a bacon bar full of sweet treats.

Dips Blog

Score With These Dips at Your Next Tailgate

October 12, 2017

Be the MVP at your next tailgate with these delicious dip recipes.

Jarred Salad Blog

10 Colorful & Easy Jarred Salad Ideas

October 06, 2017

Packing a salad in a mason jar is a great way to transport lunch—it’s a compact container into which you can really cram a lot of goodness.

Snack Blog

Simple, Flavor-Packed Snack Ideas for Any Occasion

August 09, 2017

Applegate Culinologist Jason Clarke packs spicy, sweet and savory into these five simple snack ideas.

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5 Steps To An Easy Beach Picnic

August 03, 2017

When our family hits the shore this August, we have a plan for lunch so we can maximize our beach time, save money and—this is super important—stay hydrated.

Prosciutto Blog

Prosciutto Party

June 20, 2017

Applegate Naturals® Prosciutto is the perfect ingredient for summer entertaining—this paper-thin, Italian-style dry-cured ham is so naturally delicious that it needs very little embellishment.

Avocado Blog

5 Fresh Spins on Avocado Toast

March 27, 2017

Are you in an avocado toast rut? Here are five variations that will help you get your "avo mojo" back.

Baked Potato Bar Blog

5 Fully-Loaded Baked Potatoes for the Big Game

January 27, 2017

With the right toppings, a baked potato bar will make everyone at your big game party happy, vegetarians and carnivores alike.

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Simplify Your Holiday Spread with These Tips

December 14, 2016

The holiday season is the best time to bring people together – a time to gather, show love and gratitude, and – of course - eat! Since this festive time can also be a busy one, I like to find ways to make things a bit more efficient and easy in the kitchen.

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5 Steps to a Sweet and Savory Brunch

December 14, 2016

Brunch is the best. It gives you permission to mix two great meals into one sweet and savory occasion. As winter approaches, we fill our brunches with heartier dishes and create a spread that’s inviting and warm.

Trio Gift Basket Blog

The Instant Salami Party Basket

December 07, 2016

One of Applegate’s newest products is practically an instant party - the Natural Genoa Salami Trio offers a selection of conveniently sliced peppered, herbed and classic salami.

Bacon Gift Basket Blog

The Bacon Lover’s Basket

December 07, 2016

This is the gift for those who love bacon above all else.

Wrap It In Bacon Blog

'Tis the Season to Bacon-Wrap Everything!

November 29, 2016

Is there anything that bacon doesn’t make better? Wait, is that a trick question? Here are some of our very favorite things to wrap in bacon.

Thanksgiving Leftovers Blog

5 Ways to Transform Thanksgiving Leftovers

November 16, 2016

Thanksgiving is the holiday that keeps on giving, if you use those leftovers wisely. Transforming those extra vegetables, roast turkey, stuffing and even bread from the table can have you eating pretty (and feeling thankful!) all week long.

Kids At Thanksgiving Blog

5 Dishes that Kids Can Help Make at Thanksgiving

November 16, 2016

It’s actually very hard to mess up the basics of Thanksgiving dinner, which makes it a perfect meal for young kids to help with. The following are some recipes for which kids can really take ownership with very little supervision.

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Upgrade Your Tailgate with this Flavor-Packed Grilled Sausage Bar

September 28, 2016

Tailgating season is upon us, and our favorite way to celebrate this year is with a grilled sausage bar.

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9 Ways to Add Watermelon to Your Barbecue

August 03, 2016

Break out the ice cube trays and grab the skewers, because your summer BBQ plans are about to get hotter!

Pasta Night For Two

Pasta Night for Two

December 03, 2015

D.I.Y Holiday Gift Basket

Instant Antipasto

The Instant Antipasto

December 03, 2015

D.I.Y Holiday Gift Basket

Cozy Sunday Morning

The Cozy Sunday Morning

December 03, 2015

D.I.Y Holiday Gift Basket

Charcuterie Board Recipe

5 Easy Tips to Put Together a Gorgeous Holiday Charcuterie Plate

November 12, 2015

Charcuterie boards are an easy no-cook solution that you can put together with a little forethought and planning.

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How to Pack a Cooler During the Dog Days of Summer

June 01, 2015

Food safety can be a complex topic but it’s important to keep it in mind as temperatures rise

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Hot Soups, Cold Storage

January 02, 2014

Keep warm all winter long by brushing off the soup pot and stocking up the freezer!

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5 Tips for Planning a Stress-free Holiday Season

December 05, 2013

Set yourself up for success this season with these 5 tips that will help you get organized for the holidays.

Halloween Crafts

Easy Peasy Upcycled Halloween Crafts

October 17, 2013

Whether you're always crafting or you just wish you were, these Halloween crafts are fun and simple.

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Better-for-You BBQ Tips

August 14, 2013

Amelia shares grilling tips, plus a couple of her favorite summer recipes.

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Hot Dog! It's BBQ Season

June 13, 2013

How vegetarianism allowed one blogger to realize she can enjoy worry-free hot dogs

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Refridge Refresh - How to Detox Your Fridge

January 02, 2013

Get back to normal with tips for a New Year's fridge "detox".

Roasted Veggies

How to Roast Vegetables

November 30, 2012

Learn the easy way to get your family to eat vegetables.

Quick Apps

Super Quick Appetizers for Holiday Entertaining

November 30, 2012

How to equip your pantry with staples that make on the fly entertaining easy and enjoyable.

Holiday Snacks

Pack-able Snacks for Holiday Travel

November 30, 2012

Holiday travel is notorious for breaking healthy habits, but packing a few quick and easy items to munch on in the air or on the road will help you stay true to your routine on the go.

Healthy Holiday Treats

5 Holiday Treats That Everyone Will Love

November 30, 2012

Easy holiday meals that kids and adults really want to eat.

Ready For Holidays

Are you ready for the Holidays?

November 30, 2012

Be completely prepared by following these tried and tested holiday tips from celebrity trainer, Joel Harper.

Farmers Market

Holiday Inspiration at the Farmer's Market

November 20, 2012

Breathe new life into holiday sides with a trip to your local farmer’s market.

Pumpkin Fondue

Pumpkin “Fun-due”

October 23, 2012

Cheesy fondue baked in a pumpkin is a fun party appetizer or enticing family dinner for chilly fall nights and Halloween.


Spooky Baked Tortilla Chips for Halloween

October 23, 2012

This baked tortilla chip recipe allows you to season the chips a variety of ways and cut them into fun Halloween shapes for party-friendly snacking.

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Easy Meal Planning Tips for Moms

October 04, 2012

Here are 7 expert tips to help you with your meal planning

Club Sandwiches

What club are you in?

August 31, 2012

Clubs make school fun, we thought it would make sandwiches too! Check out these fun recipe ideas

Back To School Sports Snacks

15 Sport Snacks for Your Little Athlete

August 28, 2012

Quick homemade snack to fill your little athlete with high fiber, protein and healthy fats

Chef Salad

Chef salad with a conscience

May 11, 2012

Incorporate all organic goodness onto one healthy plate!

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How to Get Enough Protein on a Dairy-Free Diet

May 10, 2012

What protein you can eat on a dairy-free diet quickly and easily.

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The Importance of Post-Workout Protein for Every Body

May 10, 2012

Learn why post-workout protein is important and how much you need.

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Organic on a Budget

May 15, 2012

6 tips on how to eat organic on a budget without going broke.


The Vegetable War – Using Purees as Secret Weapons

May 16, 2012

Learn some great tips on pureeing and kid approved favorites.

Picky Eater

Conquering The Picky Eater

May 16, 2012

Conquering The Picky Eater

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How to Make a Better-For-You Hot Dog

May 21, 2012

Build yourself a healthy hot dog with these fun tips!

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Summer Grilling Tips

June 06, 2012

Here are some easy tips for grilling this summer from Ann Dunaway, an Atlanta registered dietitian and frequent contributor to CNN.

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How to Stay Healthy and Fit While Traveling this Summer

May 10, 2012

Learn from Joel Harper-NYC Celebrity Trainer and trainer to Dr. Oz. need to know tips on traveling this summer to stay healthy and energized.