Some starters are even more basic.
Land O’ Lakes has ‘‘Saute Starters,’’ cubes of butter that contain olive oil and are packed with the right mix of spices to make a dish, coming in flavors such as Italian Herb and Lemon Pepper.
Cooking instructions? Toss a square in a pan, add some meat, shrimp or fish, then serve with rice or pasta.
Peggy Ellingson, Land O’ Lakes’ vice president of innovation and new business development, promises that the aroma from the butter will have everyone asking what mom is cooking for dinner.
In other words, it’s all part of the show.
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