Entries by Nick's of Calvert

Too Tired to Meal Prep? Make Your Proteins Ahead of Time

Preparing individual meals every night can get exhausting. Just thinking about all the ingredients you need and the work you’ll have to do before dinner hits the table can be stressful and make you lose your appetite. One solution is advance meal prepping, but many people find preparing entire meals for the week in advance […]

Grilling the Perfect Burger — Common Mistakes to Avoid

Covered with toppings or “naked” with nothing at all, grilling the perfect burger is the key to a successful cookout. Burgers are a staple at family gatherings and large celebrations alike. But, if you’ve ever had a terrible burger, you know that there’s a trick to getting it right.  Should you be using a certain […]

The Ultimate Spring Cocktail Party – Tried and True Classics

Winter has already faded into spring, meaning your choice of cocktails should change to reflect the seasons. Spring cocktail choices usually lean toward lighter drinks that include fresh ingredients. And because the weather is warmer, most of them will be served cold. And what better time to try out some of these drinks than a […]

How to Host a Kentucky Derby-Themed Party

The Kentucky Derby is right around the corner. Slated for Saturday, May 6th, if you haven’t already started planning for your Kentucky Derby-themed cookout, there’s not a moment more to waste. At Nick’s of Calvert, we have everything you need to plan the perfect party, from pre-made appetizers to the freshest ingredients for cooking to […]

How to Create a Romantic Valentine’s Dinner at Home

Whether you’re celebrating with your significant other for the first time or the twentieth, you’re probably already trying to come up with some winning Valentine’s Day dinner ideas. Not every couple wants to battle the masses for reservations at the trendiest restaurant in town. The truth is you can have a special and romantic evening […]

Comfort Food Recipes to Get You Through the Winter

One of the most challenging things about cooking for yourself and eating well is knowing what to cook. During the wintertime, the opportunity for meats, stewed veggies, and warm, yummy comfort food is top of mind. To help get you through the winter, here are a few easy and delicious—and mainly healthy!—comfort food recipes to […]

Christmas Meals from Around the World

Depending on where you live, how you celebrate the holidays may look very different. Not only do traditions and activities vary, but so do the foods that are commonly found on the Christmas dinner table. Indeed, even in the U.S., popular Christmas foods—and different takes on those foods—can vary regionally. At Nick’s of Calvert, we […]