Tips & How-To2019-11-26T12:21:50-08:00

How to create an Oregon-centric holiday cheese board

Mary, specialty cheese manager at our West Linn location, shares how easy it is to order or create a holiday cheese board with Oregon favorites! Award-winning Rogue River Blue, Tillamook Smoked Black Pepper Cheddar, Oregon State University Cheddar Cheese Curds and Willamette Valley Cheese Company French Prairie Brie are some of Mary’s favorite local cheeses. Watch the video. Know what you want or need suggestions? Stop by your Market and ask your Cheese Steward for assistance!

Selecting a turkey for your holiday meal

We have a high standard for the quality of our meats—turkey is no exception! All of our turkeys are free-range, antibiotic-free and perfect for your holiday feast. Cooking a high-quality turkey requires a little extra care because it does not have a saline solution you might find with a conventional turkey. Here’s a tip: high-quality turkeys are best brined and buttered. Don’t need a whole turkey? The butchers at your Market Meat & Seafood Department can help you choose the perfect cut. Watch the video. Which turkey will you choose?

Tips for decorating holiday cookies

Decorating cookies is a fun way to spend time with your family during the holidays. Make sugar or gingerbread cookies yourself or pick-up or pre-order a few packages of undecorated cookies from your Market Bakery to simplify things, like Mindy Lockard recommends. Try using cheese knives for frosting your cookies for easier spreading. And, let each layer dry to avoid mixing colors. Cookies make a great gift for teachers, coworkers and friends! Watch the video. Just put them in a clear bag, tie, and add a gift tag, which you can download and print here. Get started!

Cooking Instructions

Need advice on how to cook your holiday cut? Create a stress-free meal by following our cooking instructions for roasting, deep-frying and smoking beef, pork and poultry. If you need more assistance, feel free to call your Market Meat & Seafood Department.

Heating Instructions

Whether you’re entertaining guests or enjoying an intimate holiday meal, we make it easy to whip up a gourmet spread with chef-made entrées and sides from your Market Kitchen. Not sure how to reheat them? Simply follow these instructions.