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How to throw a Labor Day beach cookout!

With Labor Day being the unofficial end of summer (the official final day is September 22nd this year), you’re probably winding down and getting ready to settle into autumn mode. Hold your horses! Did you get the chance to indulge in all your favorite summer snacks yet? If not, we’ve got a fast track list of summer essentials that you ... Read More »

Fill Your Belly This Mardi Gras with FoodyDirect

Mardi Gras Celebration

In 1703, the settlement of Fort Louis de la Mobile, later Mobile, celebrated America’s very first Mardi Gras. Meaning “fat Tuesday” in French, the holiday falls on the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday and while historically a religious celebration, today it has taken on a much more laidback and revelrous tone. You probably know Mardi Gras as the parade-filled, purple, green, ... Read More »

A Romantic Dinner at Home for Two

Valentine's Day Dinner for Two at Home

Valentine’s Day. Anniversary. A promotion at work. A new move. A night without the kids. There’s always a reason to celebrate with a romantic dinner for you and your significant other. Going out to a restaurant is one way to accomplish this, but staying at home can make the evening even better. If you aren’t feeling too confident about your ... Read More »

Our Favorite Corporate Gifts

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Whether you’re sending gifts to colleagues or clients, it’s important to make a good impression. There’s nothing that impresses people more than the most delicious foods from around the country. We’ve chosen our favorite corporate gifts that we’re sure your clients and colleagues will love. Don’t forget to get something tasty for yourself while you’re at it! 1. A Taste ... Read More »

4 Hostess Gifts to Impress

Red and green Christmas macarons

With so many holiday parties to attend, you’ll probably want to bring along an offering for your generous host or hostess. Sure, wine is a great choice (who doesn’t love wine), if you want your gift to be immediately forgotten. Instead, opt for a hostess gift so memorable that your host/hostess will have to call you and ask where you purchased that ... Read More »

4 Tips to Hosting a Unique Holiday Party

Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake

You’re bound to be a guest at a slew of holiday parties over the next month. Our guess is that it will just be a montage of the same thing over and over until you can walk into your next shindig and give a play-by-play of every single thing that will happen. You don’t want to host a predictable holiday ... Read More »

The Home Chef’s Guide to a Simple & Satisfying Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

Table of Contents Introduction Planning Is Everything Plan It All Out Menu Planning Effortless Apps Go All-In for the Grand Finale Schedule It All Out Make Lists, Lots of Lists Get Technical Keep a Record for Next Time Conclusion Introduction If your family is anything like mine, Thanksgiving is all about the food. Sure, there’s also catching up with the ... Read More »

How to Pull Off the Ultimate 4th of July Feast

Fourth of July

1. Introduction 2. Invites and Evites 3. Food and Drink 4. House and Garden 5. Fun and Games 6. Conclusion 1. Introduction Whether you’re planning a meal for four or a meal for 40, “festive” is the word of the day when it comes to the 4th of July. It IS a party which celebrates the birth of an entire ... Read More »

Mother’s Day Dinner at Home? With Food by Mail, Yes!

Food by mail

Mother’s Day brunch at a local restaurant or hotel? Been there, done that… and so has pretty much everyone else. In fact, while brunch, lunch or dinner out may sound wonderful in theory, in reality, it may not feel nearly as special when you factor in that Mother’s Day is the year’s most popular holiday for dining out. Which begs ... Read More »