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Best Boy & Co in the News! May 25 2017, 0 Comments

Best Boy & Co- in the News!
Best Boy & Co creator Wayne Shive had the opportunity to share his story on WPTA Fort Wayne recently. Read more about this and watch the segment HERE.
What is YOUR Memorial Day Food Tradition?

Here at Best Boy & Co we know the value of a good recipe, a hearty meal and family tradition. What does YOUR family do to celebrate a holiday through food? A backyard BBQ? Making a special recipe that has been handed down through generations?We want to hear from YOU!
Share YOUR food story on our Facebook page from NOW-July 5th to receive a special code that will give you $5 off any online order on BestBoyandCo.Com.

Offer Expires 07/05/2017. One discount code per person.Rules apply.

Indiana Artisan Marketplace March 08 2017, 0 Comments

Mark your calendars: the next Indiana Artisan Marketplace is coming up March 25-26 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds!

For more information, click HERE

See you there!

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Quick Meals Using Best Boy & Co Sauces in the Instant Pot January 05 2017, 0 Comments

Quick Meals Using Best Boy & Co Sauces in the Instant Pot
Do you have an Instant Pot or electric pressure cooker? They are just like the original stove-top variety except...electric. And in our opinion- easier and safer to use. Models these days are easy to operate and have dozens of functions. We got one for a steal on Black Friday and have been making things left and right.
Instant Pot
Why a pressure cooker? The answer is simple- time. You save a LOT of time and money by using them because of the obvious reason- food cooks faster. Not to mention the money saved by buying cuts of meat that typically need hours to slow cook to soften. Throw that cheap cut of beef in the pressure cooker and you are about 40 minutes away from dinner!
Whether you are using a slow cooker or a pressure cooker- one thing is certain: everything comes out better when you use a little Best Boy & Co BBQ or hot sauce!
-flank or flat iron steak, cut into chunks and tossed with 1 C BBQ sauce and 1/4 C water
-2 chicken breasts and 1 C Carolina BBQ sauce
-pork tenderloin cut into chunks, 1 C salsa, 1/3 C Brunette hot sauce
These are just a few of the many ways you can use Best Boy & Co sauces in everyday recipes!
How do you use your favorite Best Boy sauces?

Stocking Stuffers Galore! December 13 2016, 0 Comments

Did you know that Best Boy & Co foods make the PERFECT stocking stuffers? From a little something sweet for your child's teacher to a token of appreciation for a coach, doctor or a mailman- everyone appreciates an edible gift!

Visit one of our retail locations or online store to get stared!


Pumpkin Pie Dip November 21 2016, 0 Comments

Did you happen to catch us on the Indianapolis WISH-TV affiliate last week making our popular Pumpkin Pie Dip on IndyStyle? Have you ever heard of Pumpkin Pie Dip?

It is the best of both worlds: the goodness of pumpkin pie AND the creaminess of whipped cream topping! Drizzle with a bit of our caramel sauce and you will be in Heaven!

Get the complete recipe HERE and watch the segment!


Holiday Sale! November 17 2016, 0 Comments


Fall and Winter Event Updates October 17 2016, 0 Comments

Get ready for cooler weather
The leaves are changing color and dropping from the trees. You know what that means... time caramel apples, zesty game day eats and holiday gifting time!
Apple Cider
Time to Stock Up
 
From game day bites to the seasonal foods we all love- Best Boy and Co has something for everyone! Heat up some of our award-winning mustard for your pretzels, blend a little Redhead Hot Sauce with honey and lime with your wings or add a heaping spoonful of our Bourbon Barrel Stout Caramel to your hot apple cider. No matter the season, we can add a little something extra to your favorite foods! Visit our website to order or find a retailer near you!

Learn more >

Upcoming Events
 
Our Fall and Winter events list is growing! Check out our website and Facebook page for an updated list:

Southwest BBQ Quinoa Salad July 22 2016, 0 Comments

Looking for a light and healthy recipe for these hot summer days? Southwest BBQ Quinoa Salad is for you!  It's loaded with chicken, black beans, corn, tomatoes and- tossed in our Adobo BBQ sauce.

This is a great recipe for pitch-in's or a healthy dinner. Quinoa is pretty easy to find these days and comes in many price points. You can use leftover chicken, a rotisserie OR leave the meat out all together. All we know is this is just what we need on a hot day when we don't want to heat up the kitchen!

Get the complete recipe HERE


Taste of Indiana with Marsh Supermarkets and Indiana Grown June 02 2016, 0 Comments

We are gearing up for our next big event- the Taste of Indiana with Marsh Supermarkets and Indiana Grown! This event will be held at the Marsh in Carmel on Saturday, June 11th from 11-3.

We hope to see you there! Sample from Indiana's best food artisans and growers- all in one place! Free admission.


Ann's White Chicken Chili May 24 2016, 0 Comments

Here at Best Boy & Co we believe a good, hearty soup is perfect any time of year and this one is no exception. It is healthy, is best made ahead and seldom gives you leftovers. Why? Because it is so good!

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Ann’s White Chicken Chili

2 cups diced yellow onion

1 cup diced celery

½ each diced red and yellow pepper

5 cloves garlic, chopped

½ cup chopped carrot

½ cup corn kernels

½ cup vegetable oil

1 pound diced cooked chicken meat

8 cups chicken stock

1 bay leaf

1 can (4.5 oz.) green chilies

3 oz. chopped chipotle in adobo sauce

½ t. cumin

½ t. dry mustard

1 T. Best Boy Ancho spice

1 minced jalapeno

2 pounds’ white beans, precooked

½ cup cream

16 oz. sour cream

1 cup finely chopped scallion tops

 

Sauté onion, celery and garlic in oil until tender. In a large pot add stock, chicken, sautéed vegetables and all dry ingredients and simmer for 1 ½ hours. Add the drained beans and the cream. Warm through and serve with sour cream, scallion garnish and Best Boy’s Redhead Hot Sauce.


Pork Sliders with Green Apple Slaw March 27 2016, 0 Comments

Pork Sliders with Green Apple Slaw

A great recipe using both our Carolina BBQ sauce AND

our award-winning deli mustard!

Pork Sliders with Green Apple Slaw

2 lb pork tenderloin

⅓ C of Best Boy & Co Carolina BBQ sauce

2 medium Granny Smith apples, cored and  julienned with peel on

1 small shallot, thinly sliced

½ C olive oil

¼ C red wine vinegar

¼ C Best Boy & Co deli-mustard

1 tsp sugar

pinch kosher salt

fresh black pepper, to taste

Grill or bake pork until cooked to 145 degrees internal temperature. Brush with Carolina BBQ sauce.

Combine olive oil, mustard, vinegar, sugar, salt, pepper in a medium bowl. Toss in julienned apples and shallot.

Slice pork. Place on a slider bun, top with apple slaw.




How to Create the Perfect Ice Cream Sundae February 09 2016, 0 Comments

Here at Best Boy & Co we are passionate about our hot fudge...and hot fudge sundaes.

We believe there is ONE perfect way to make the PERFECT hot fudge sundae- and we are sharing that way with you today!

 


Bacon, Sweet Potato and Pomegranate Power Bowls February 03 2016, 0 Comments

Bacon, Sweet Potato and Pomegranate Power Bowls

½ lb Maple Leaf Farms duck bacon or your favorite local bacon

2 lg shallots, diced

2 sweet potatoes, peeled and diced small

2 TB butter

1 Tb pure maple syrup

1 TB Best Boy & Co. Redhead Hot Sauce

10-12 oz fresh baby spinach

4 oz crumbled goat cheese

2 C cooked farro

½ C pomegranate arils

In a skillet cook the bacon until crisp, remove from pan. Add butter and sweet potatoes, saute until soft. Add shallots, Redhead Hot Sauce, pinch kosher salt, fresh black pepper and maple syrup.

Saute until shallots are soft, on medium heat. Remove from heat.

Fold in fresh spinach and cooked farro. Divide evenly in 4 bowls and top with goat cheese and pomegranate arils.


Thank You SO Very Much! January 22 2016, 0 Comments

I want to thank Lynn Altevogt and Chad Ryan for the wonderful article and photos that appeared in

Thursday’s Journal Gazette. When an article is being written about you one can get a little apprehensive

as you don’t get the opportunity to see the draft, add to, subtract from or comment on. The first you see

it is when it hits the newsstand.

I want everyone to know that these two and the staff at the Journal did a great job and I am very happy

with the results. They were perfect in presenting, not only our imperative that the products be of the

highest quality but emphasized our mission of pledging 100% of our profits to charities serving families

and children everywhere.

Great Job Lynn, Chad and the Journal Gazette.

Thanks.

Great Taste for a Greater Good.

Wayne Shive

Best Boy & Co.

Pork Chops with Apple Mustard Sauce January 06 2016, 0 Comments

We love to hear from all of you whenever you make something amazing with one of our sauces, rubs or mustard's. Recently, super fan, and amazing cook, Shelley Porter shared a quick recipe with us using a mustard we are testing out. Looks like we need to add Apple Mustard to our lineup!

We love to get your feedback and seeing how YOU enjoy Best Boy & Co! Please be sure to keep sharing with us on our Facebook page as well as on Twitter and Instagram at @BestBoyandCo.

Shelley sauteed finely diced red onion in a bit of butter, added diced (peeled) apples, removed then added pork chops which she cooked on both sides, then added back in the onion apple mixture. She then whisked in a bit of chicken stock, apple mustard and seasoned to taste. She allowed it to simmer a bit and thickened. She removed form heat and stirred in a bit of sour cream to make it a bit more creamy- and that's it! A quick weeknight meal fit for a king- and using Best Boy & Co mustard. Thank you for sharing Shelley!

 


Holiday Ham with Apricot Glaze December 26 2015, 0 Comments

This is a time of year that we may be looking for new or interesting ways to make a classic holiday standby like turkey, roast beef or ham. Luckily for you, we have a great recipe for ham and it is a simple one.

Holiday ham with apricot glaze is savory yet just a little bit sweet. The ingredients you need may already be on hand and one of them is our deli-style mustard. If you want to take it a step further use our bourbon barrel aged deli-mustard. This stuff is amazing. There is a reason it wins awards and is a constant favorite with our customers!

Whisk all of the ingredients together and pour over the ham. Be sure to baste as it cooks, about every 15 minutes. This is also very good in the slow cooker!

Get the recipe for this Holiday ham with apricot glaze HERE and be sure to share this recipe with your friends and family!


Merry Christmas to All! December 23 2015, 0 Comments

May your days be filled with peace, hope, and joy this holiday season.

As always, thank you for your business, loyalty, and support.


Sincerely,

All of us at Best Boy & Co.
Upcoming Events

1/9:11-3 Kroger at 1217 Rangeline Rd, Carmel
1/14: 11-3 Kroger at Chestnut Plaza, Ft. Wayne
2/12: 6-9 pm Homespun Modern Handmade Valentine's Day Tasting

Hope to see you at one of our events!

Holiday Shopping with Best Boy & Co! November 16 2015, 0 Comments

It's that time of year again! Holiday shopping time! Let Best Boy & Co help you with that. Whether you are shopping at your favorite locally owned boutique or at your neighborhood grocer, chances are you can find one of our products for everyone on your shopping list. Neighbors, carpool driver, mail main,coach- edible gifts are the gifts your friends and family really want. Trust me.

Click HERE for our complete and continually growing retail list

Hot sauce lover? Try our trio of tantalizing tastes: BlondeRedhead and Brunette.

Grilling fan? Maybe one of our BBQ sauces: Adobo, Original or Carolina

Sweet tooth? Ginger Infused Caramel or our Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout Infused Caramel will hit the spot.

Culinary goddess? Try on our Tuscan or Java-Nib seasoning for the spice of life.

Mustard aficionado? We have 3 just for their palate: Original Deli, Bourbon Barrel Aged or Sriracha.

Last but not least- for the chocoholic: Rich, Dark, Espresso Infused, Balsamic or Chili. All original and uniquely perfect.


Hot Bacon and Cheese Dip November 16 2015, 0 Comments

We have one heck of a dip recipe for you- and it includes our amazing Redhead Hot Sauce!

Get the full recipe HERE and while you are checking it out be sure to watch the IndyStyle TV segment where our sauce makes an appearance!


Caramel Apple Dessert Sauce October 31 2015, 0 Comments

Want to make vanilla ice cream a bit more exciting? Peel/core/dice 1 apple and saute until soft with a pinch of sugar and cinnamon. Add 2 big dollops of our caramel to the hot apples and pour over the ice cream. So good and really quite easy!


Fall Updates October 31 2015, 0 Comments

Coffee Companion 
Now that the days seem shorter and the mornings are cooler, coffee and hot tea can be quite a comforting pick me up. Try adding a bit of our ginger infused caramel to your hot tea in lieu of sugar or honey for a touch of sweetness. Like a good mocha? Save money in the drive-thru by making your own! Whisk a spoonful of our rich hot fudge in your hot coffee and add a splash of milk for a DIY treat you will probably like better than that big box coffee shop.
 
Retail Expansion
Here at Best Boy & Co we consider our retail partners like family, and as the years go on our family is expanding! We are excited to announce that our product line can be found at almost every Marsh Supermarket andKroger in Indiana as well as most Fresh Thyme Farmers Market locations as well as Lucky's Market and the new Market District. Please stay tuned as this list is growing. We appreciate each and every retail location we have both large and small and YOU the customer. If it weren't for YOU we would not be able to help others one jar of hot fudge or mustard at a time!
 
Upcoming Events:
Oct. 24- Marsh Supermarkets at 12520 E. 116th St. Indianapolis 12-3
Nov 28-29- Indiana Artisan Marketplace in Ft. Wayne 
Dec 5-6- The Holiday Showcase in Seymour, IN.

Caramel Apple Bites as Seen on IndyStyle September 18 2015, 0 Comments

Not sure if you caught IndyStyle on Monday, but our caramels (Ginger and bourbon barrel stout infused) were featured in a cooking segment. Sweet, seasonal honey crisp apples were folded into won-ton wrappers, baked until golden then drizzled with our caramel when fresh from the oven. Sweet, simple- so good!

Watch the segment and get the recipe HERE.

Let us know what YOU think!


Summer 2015 Update! September 05 2015, 0 Comments

We don't know about you, but it was an AMAZING summer at Best Boy & Co! From new retail partners to joining Indiana Grown, crowded sampling events to a bit of press- summer 2015 was one for the record books.
We have YOU to thank!
Did we see you at one of our sampling events at KrogerLucky's Market orDigIN? Did you catch us on WTHR Channel 13, see our products at Fresh Thyme Farmers Market or the Indiana State Fair with Indiana Grown OR our article in the Indiana Daily Student?
If you found us through one of these events and this is your first newsletter- welcome!
Upcoming events:
Kroger- 9/17 12-4 150 W. 161st Westfield
Kroger- 9/24 11-3 8850 S. Emerson Ave. 
Lucky's Market- 9/30 12-4 Bloomington
Follow us on Facebook for updates to our schedule
Keep an eye out:
We are now in almost every Kroger, Marsh and Fresh Thyme Farmers Market in Indiana (Yahoo!) as well as Earth Fare. Please refer to our retail partner list on the website for a complete listing.

Zucchini and Goat Cheese Galettes August 05 2015, 0 Comments

Zucchini and Goat Cheese Galettes

Serves 4

Ingredients:

For the filling:

- 2 medium zucchini - 1 yellow, 1 green (sliced 1/4 inch thickness)

- 1/2 cup goat cheese

- 3/4 cup grated Pecorino Romano cheese

- drizzle of garlic infused olive oil

- liberal dusting of Best Boy Tuscan Blend and pepper, to taste

- few sprigs of fresh thyme, to top

For the pie dough:

- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

- 1 cup of butter, cubed

- 1 tsp salt

- 1/4 cup ice cold water

- 1 egg yolk (for egg wash)

Instructions:

1. Slice zucchini with a mandolin and place flat on a tray with a clean cloth or paper towel. Sprinkle with

salt to help draw out the moisture. Allow at least 20-30 minutes for this process ahead of time, so you

won't end up with wet, soggy pastry.

2. Make the dough. Using a fork or a pastry cutter, break up butter in a large mixing bowl, leaving some

big chunks and mix with flour and salt. Add ice-cold water to flour mixture and mix until it just comes

together. You don't want to over work your dough or it will become a very dense, not having the flaky

delicate quality's you want.

3. Once your dough ball comes together, split into two and wrap in cellophane. Refrigerate for about 30

minutes. Ideally, to cool the dough faster, you should flatten and shape into a circle, then chill.

4. Flour your work surface and place unwrapped dough on table and using a rolling-pin, roll-out the

dough to a thickness of about 1/8 inch. It doesn't have to be perfect, just be careful you don't roll it too

thin, otherwise you'll risk getting a hole in the process, forcing you to start over again, and overwork the

dough.

5. Building the galettes are a simple process. Once your pie dough is rolled out to the desired thickness,

add your goat cheese in small rough chunks. More is better in our books, but remember to leave

yourself about 1 - 1.5 inches from the edge for folding.

6. Sprinkle 1/2 of the grated Parmesan over the goat cheese, and start arranging your zucchini slices in a

neat circular pattern. Drizzle a small amount of the garlic olive oil over the top, add a liberal amount of

Tuscan Blend and a dash of pepper to taste. Now you can start folding the edges to where your

ingredients start, folding all the edges in. Repeat the process for the second galette. Place them in the

fridge for about 10 minutes while your oven heats up.

7. Preheat oven to 400 F.

8. With a pastry brush, gently brush sides of the galettes with egg yolk to give the dough a beautiful

golden color while baking.

9. Bake in the oven for about 30-35 minutes (this will depend on your oven and its temperature) and

remember to rotate your tray at the halfway mark.

10. Let the galettes cool on a rack for about 5-10 minutes before serving.