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Dolores Gentine Cheese And Olive Appetizer Recipe

Dolores Gentine was the matriarch of the Gentine family. Married to Sargento co-founder Leonard Gentine, she was the love of his life and the company’s heart and soul.  At Christmastime, she would gather her five children and make family favorites: shrimp cocktail, mock chicken legs and of course plenty of cheese appetizers. Her children fondly remember pressed linens on the table, presents under the tree and giving thanks to God for their blessings.  Dolores carried on these traditions with her grandchildren and even great-grandchildren, making the most out of life reaching the age of 103.

Sargento Community OutReach

Bernice is a long-time member of the Sargento family, working in our IT department. For many years, she has also coordinated our volunteers who prepare food and serve meals to those in need at St. Benedict the Moor’s Community Meal site in downtown Milwaukee. 

A Winning Game Plan for Fall Festivities

Fall is a season full of festivals and events—hayrides, apple orchard picking, foliage tours and football, to name a few.  The cooler weather also signals the return of comfort food, and having a game plan can help you navigate between indulgence and nutrition, whether planning for a tailgate party or enjoying a cozy evening at home with friends. Here are three game-winning strategies to help you tackle the challenges.

Let’s Talk About Protein Snacks

Here’s what works for me – my snacks *must* contain protein in it.  If not, I’m going to just end up cranky and hungry.  But if my munchie contains a decent amount of protein (and fat, too), then I feel satisfied for much longer. 

Perfect Pairings

Variety is the spice of life. And never is this more appropriate than when planning nutritious meals and snacks. Combining a variety of foods from the food groups in the MyPlate guide (1) can make it easier to get the daily amounts of nutrients you need for good health. Pairing ‘tried and true’ favorites with less frequently consumed foods can also make healthful eating delicious and fun.

“Back to Work” Snacking: The good, the bad and the delicious.

As the summer winds down, it’s time for kids to go back to school. For everyone else, it’s the ideal time to get back into a healthful work routine. That routine not only includes what you’re eating at mealtimes but also what you’re nibbling on at snack times.

Simple Summertime Meals

Whether it’s a pool party, barbeque or picnic, July is a month full of outdoor summer fun—and that means thinking “outside the kitchen” when planning summertime meals.

Project G.R.I.L.L.

As a family-owned company, Sargento cares deeply about our community.  We support many causes that feed and shelter families and enhance education.  For many years we have partnered with local high school students for Project G.R.I.L.L. which stands for Growing, Readiness in Learning & Leading.

Clever Ways to Get Calcium Throughout the Day

There is a lot you can do to keep your bones strong as you age, including eating a well-balanced diet with plenty of calcium and vitamin D, and regular exercise. Since May is National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month, now is the time to give your nutritious eating efforts a kick start.