Vidalia Onion Farm Tour (#VisforVidalia) + $500.00 Visa Gift Card Giveaway!
Learn more about Georgia grown Vidalia Onions. Sweet, delicious and perfect in so many recipes!
A few weeks ago I visited the Vidalia onion farms located in none other than Vidalia, Georgia.
There were fields and fields of sweet Vidalia onions everywhere.
I was in Vidalia heaven.
Georgia grown Vidalia Onions are a personal favorite. These sweet and delicious onions are available seasonally from late April until September.
I was getting up close and personal with these beautiful Vidalia’s that were ready to burst from the soil.
DID YOU KNOW?
Keep your Vidalia onions fresh by wrapping them in a paper towel and placing them in your refrigerator crisper with the vents closed and they will last for a long time! Trust me, it works! Give it a try!
If you store some of your produce together in a bin, don’t keep your Vidalia’s with potatoes, which will make them go bad quicker.
WHAT MAKES A VIDALIA ONION A VIDALIA ONION?
Vidalia onions are grown in Southeast Georgia where you will find the right climate and soil with a low amount of sulfur to produce these sweet and delicious onions. The majority of Vidalia onion farms are multi-generational, family-owned and operated.
From left to right — Brenda from a farmgirl’s dabbles, Alyce Head, Editorial Director for Cooking with Paula Deen, Julie from the little kitchen, Maria, mom of Stacie from The Divine Miss Mommy, Susan Waters, Executive Director of the Vidalia Onion Committee, Liz from A Nut in a Nutshell, Paula from bell’alimento, Karen from In the Kitchen with KP, me hiding in the back, Crystal from Mrs. Happy Homemaker, Susan from Doughmesstic, Meredith from In Sock Monkey Slippers, Christine from Cook the Story, Julia, Associate Editor for Cooking with Paula Deen.
HOW SWEET IT IS!
I was honored to attend the weekend long event with 10 other talented food bloggers and writers. We had the opportunity to tour the Vidalia fields of the McLain Family who have been growing Vidalia onions since 1986. They gave us an insider tour of the day to day operations. I love being able to connect with the farmers and getting a chance to learn more about the production, it’s fascinating.
Next time you are at the grocery store and you pick up a bag of Vidalia Onions, just think they came from here…
A PEEK INSIDE THE VIDALIA ONION MUSEUM
With a visit to the Vidalia Onion Museum, you can learn more about where Georgia’s official vegetable began. Believe it or not, it started in the 1930’s when farmers were looking to create a new crop during the Great Depression. Farmers began selling them at the farmers’ market. Buzz began to spread about “those sweet onions from Vidalia” and the name was born. Piggly Wiggly grocery store started selling Vidalia Onions in their stores, and before you know it everyone fell in love with sweet Vidalia’s.
I love this! Piggly Wiggly reminds me of family vacations to the Outer Banks when I was young.
EVEN SHREK LOVES VIDALIA ONIONS!
Oh, the food.
Applebee’s prepared a delicious luncheon that featured The Grilled Vidalia Sirlion that is now available on Applebee’s summer menu. A must try!
And I am still dreaming of the most delicious Vidalia Onion Cheesecake. Trust me, I think we all wanted to lick our plates, it was so good!
We were treated to an amazing variety of Vidalia inspired dishes and even attended the Vidalia Onion Festival where we had a chance to listen to some great music under the stars in Vidalia.
It was the perfect weekend of southern hospitality at its finest!
A big thank you to the Vidalia Onion Committee for the “sweet” weekend!
Keep in touch with the latest updates about Vidalia onions and follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest!
Looking for some yummy Vidalia onion recipes? Stay tuned! I have a delicious Vidalia Onion and Bacon Cheese Dip and Campfire Burgers topped with Vidalia Onions and a killer Campfire Sauce coming up that you will certainly want to whip up this Memorial Day weekend!
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Thank you Christine from Cook the Story for capturing great photos of the weekend!
Disclosure- Vidalia Onion Committee paid for my travel and expenses to Vidalia, but I was not compensated for this post. All opinions, as always are my own.
I love to make onion rings with them. They are great to cook with!
I love them as onion rings.
I love to saute Vidalia onions for topping burgers, or saute them with mushrooms and place atop a chicken breast.
I use Vidalia onions in almost everything — in place of white or yellow onions. They are perfect for onion soup or sautéed and added to almost any dish.
My favorite way to use Vidalia onions is by making a homemade bloomin onion and making a onion dipping sauce. Best way to eat them!
i just saute them and enjoy that way, nothing fancy, they don’t need it 🙂
I like to make caramelized onions and serve them as a side dish
Onion Rings w/ Vidalia Muy Perfecto.
On a patty melt!
I love using Vidalia onions in salsa and on top of my burgers!!
I use Vidalia onions raw in salads, even my husband who can’t stand onions if they are hot loves these raw. We go through a bag a week, love onions for flavor.
Carmelize them and make anything you serve look good. A plain beef patty becomes special.
Love to cook with Vidalia onions but grilled is my favorite!
Caramelize them and serve them on chicken fajitas.
they are very good cut up with soy sauce, brown sugar, and maple syrup baked in the oven. seriously, though, what isn’t good with vidallia onions!! i wait patiently every year for them to be available here in northern maine.
I love carmelized onions and sauteed mushrooms on grilled sausage, steak, or burgers.
my family has always only eaten vidalias. love then!!!
Using Vidalias raw is absolutely my favorite way to let their flavor shine through, although I do use them in cooking, too. Still, you can’t beat a potato or pasta salad loaded with sliced Vidalias.
i’ve never used them but i’m thinking i would use them in fajitas
I love raw vidalia onions on hamburgers.
I like to use them in salads or sauteed with portobella mushrooms with a splash of balsamic vinegar and cherry tomatoes then topped with some feta. Sometimes I’ll add some kale or spinach too
I would use them to make an onion soup!
I Like Vidalia Onions For Onion Rings!
gotta have onion rings
I LOVE onions! I don’t care how I have them, honestly. But, if I were to pick a favorite way, I’d say caramelizing them and placing on steaks, burgers or any meat 🙂
Sauteed with brown sugar and butter and put on burgers!
I like Vidalia onions on a burger.
My favorite is onion rings but I also love them in pot roast
I like them best in salads!
We like to use Vidalia onions on hamburgers or make homemade onion rings.
I like them as onion rings
I love to make onion rings out of them
Love onion rings
My favorite way to use vidalia onions is in a good summer potato salad!
I love them caramalized on my cheeseburger!
Ooh, how yummy! I didn’t even know about these onions until about 2 years ago, when I saw them in a dip recipe on tv. Yummo! And that’s been my favorite way to make them since. 😉
My fave is a thick slice of vidalia on top of a sizzling burger
I like my Vidalia onions grilled and on a burger or in fajitas!
Love Vidalia onions! I grew up in the Vidalia area. The onions are delicious!
Bloomin onions for me.
I like to make yummy onion rings.
Onion rings for sure
Onion rings-beer battered!
I love making homemade onion rings and blooming onions.
use vidalia onions as base for my stir fries!
My favorite way is to grill them as side dishes.
I like to roast Vidalia onions with red potatoes.
It was so good to finally meet your gorgeous face in Georgia! The upcoming recipes sound amazing!
Thanks Meredith! It was so lovely to meet you too! I hope we get the chance to meet again! 🙂
we love to use them to make onion rings!!
For a Ginger salad dressing and fried vidalia onions in Chicken biryani or lentil and rice.
I love to saute them/caramelize them and mix them in with ground beef before I make patties.
In a stir fry with peppers and chicken.
I love using sauteed vidalias with mushrooms on burgers..mmm.
I love to roasted them or caramelize them.
My favorite way is sliced and fried with a skillet of potatoes.
I love them in salads and battered and fried.
The simplest way to make them caramelized and served as a side dish. Yummy!
I like to add them in to a variety of dishes, including meatloaf and burgers!
I love them in a frittata.
I like them caramelized on my burgers!
I love them in my salads, from salad with lettuce to pasta salad. I like them raw!
I love Vidalia onion season. They taste so sweet on salads and in all the summer salads we have so often at picnics. yummy to my tummy for sure!
Sliced raw on hotdogs or hamburgers, but I also love love love Blooming Onions. mmmmmmmmmmm
I love onion rings made with Vidalia onions!!! YUM!!
I love them caramelized on pizza.
I’ve never used them before, but this looks awesome!
Stuffed onions…..with sausage…..
I like fried Vidalia onions on a good hamburger.
Love to use it to make onion dip my fav
Can’t wait for those recipes! Love Vidalia Onions, I wait for them every year!
I like to put a little oil in a pan, put chopped up onion, sweet peppers and garlic in there. I cook them until they are soft. They are so good!
I love to make vidalia onion rings!
Onion rings to put ON my burger!!
My favorite way to use Vidalia onions is to pickle them!
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grilled in butter in the summer!!!!
I Like Onion rings
I love eating sauteed onions on top of mashed potatoes and hamburgers.
My favorite way to use Vidalia Oniions is to eat in salad,onionrings,on burgers,grilled with chicken n like to add in sandwiches
I love to make French Onion Soup with Vidalia onions!
Love some classic onion rings!!
I like them as onion rings and grilled on burgers
I like Vidalia Onions on pizza and in sandwiches. I usually overload a turkey sandwich with onions and a thick piece of cheese.
i love to use them as toppings on burgers when they are fried or to make onion rings.
I like them sauteed with peppers and mushrooms on a steak
I like them as onion rings
I like eating them on cucumber sandwiches!
I love to make onion rings with them so yummy.
onion rings and in my fajitas.
I like the taste of a slice of sweet Vidalia onion on my hamburger.
I like to caramelize vidalia onions and use them as topping for fish tacos
Onions improve most things and I use them in a variety of ways. My favorite is simple: a slice of raw Vidalia onion on a grilled hamburger.
I like to use them in cooking many dishes. I also like onion rings with them.
I like to use them for onion rings.
I like to add Vadalia onions to my salads and my sandwiches.
My favorite way to use Vidalia onions is using them to make blooming onions.
I love to use them on hamburgers!
My favorite way to use them is to make onion rings. They are so good, I could eat them every day.
Onion rings!! Yum!!
I love to use these onions in breaded onions rings, or in a large stew with carrots, rice and celery.
We love them in mearloaf
Roasted with salt, pepper, olive oil, Parmesan
On burgers or in tacos!!
My favorite way to eat Vidalia onions is crisp homemade onion rings.
I love using them to make imitation bloomin’ onions, like those from outback.
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Love making onion dip with them
LOL, I’ll eat Vidalia onions any way I can, but my all time favorite is to caramelize them, and eat them plain and unadorned, so I get that wonderful flavor all by itself . SO good!
I love using onions in vegetable bakes, stews and soups. I usually use double the amount!
In French Onion soup
I love to use them to make blooming onions, just like the one’s you get at the fair.
I love vidalia onions in french onion soup.
I love Vidalia onion dip!
I love them carmelized on top of a burger!!
i like them on philly cheese steak sandwiches
Making homemade fried onion rings with them! Just a little bit of seasoning in the flour, and it turns it into a delicious treat
I use them in my potato salad.
i like to stir fry them with mushrooms
I love them sauteed on a burger
I like to make a bloomin onion.
We love vidalia onions! They are so good just panfried and a bit of butter and sea salt and we serve them on anything and everything. I like them by themselves and love them grilled in foil!
I love carmelizing them and putting them over my steak!
i like to use vidalia onions in salsa.
I love them in so many ways! One of my favorites is to grill them with other veggies and have them on steak 🙂
My favorite way to eat Vidalia onions is in chow mein
My favorite way is grilled or Caramelized with steaks or liver.
I have been known to sautee Vidalia onions and then smother them in marinara sauce as a substitute for the spaghetti and its carbs!
i like them on burgers
I would love to caramelize them and add to the top of sandwiches and burgers.
I like my onions sliced on a burger or made into onion rings.
My favorite way of using them is chopped up in a zesty tuna salad.
I love to cook them on the grill and have them with a delicious BBQ meal.
I like them caramelized to top on grilled cheeseburgers!
One of my favorite ways to use Vidalia Onions is in a veggie stir fry. I love the flavor they add when combined with green peppers, broccoli, zucchini and yellow squash, yum! 🙂
Love them in Taco Salad and on burgers all summer!
I was born and raised in GA and have always loved Vidalia Onions!
I like them as onion rings or on top of steak with mushrooms!
My favorite way to use Vidalia onions is in onion soup.
I caramelize them and eat them plain! They’re also awesome with a grilled ribeye….
I love eating Vidalia Onions raw on hamburgers, on tacos, on Kebabs, and in and on beef dishes and roasts. every which way I suppose 🙂
I love them on my burgers. Sometimes raw, sometimes sauté with mushrooms.
I like them in my meatloaf.
I love to use Vidalia onions to make delicious battered and deep fried onion rings.
We eat them with everything. Love Vidalia season.
Onion rings is my favorite.
I like to eat vidalia onions in soups!
I love grilling them and also making them into onion rings.
I like them carmelized on burgers.
I love to make onion rings with them but I also love to chop them up and use them in my burritos or any other burger recipe!
The Vidalia Farm and the event looks fun! I would love to visit the farm some day!
Baked in the oven with carrots, potatoes, and a beef rib roast
onion rings or onion pie
Would love to make–Vidalia® Onion Panzanella
we love to make onion rings!yum!
I love them sauteed in butter. Plain, on steak, hamburgers, any way is awesome.
I like them grilled on a hamburger.
My favorite is in fried potatoes with bacon.
I’ve never used a vidalia onion, but I’m sure they make amazing onion rings.
I like Vidalia onions thinly sliced on sandwiches especially hamburgers.
I love to make french onion soup
grilled and on pizza
I love to eat them raw on burgers, or made into french onion soup! YUMMY
love making rings!
onion rings or in salad
I love using Vidalia onions for onion rings!
I love to make Peppered steak using green peppers and Vidalia Onions.
Love vidalia onions!! I like having them caramalized to add to my burgers or make onions rings out of them.
I love to saute vidalia onions and put them on our burgers.
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I like them grilled on steak or burgers.
Oh I really love them in fajitas and tacos! We bake chicken with peppers and onions and they are always so good!
I slice a couple Vidalia Onions and add the to the roast or chicken I’m cooking in my slow cooker.
I love to make homemade onion rings with this
Onion rings all the way!
My favorite way to use onions is with pico de gallo, onion rings and I like to pickle onions with lemon and habanero peppers, Thank you!
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Love them on burgers or salads!
I love vidalia onions fried and put on my burgers.
My hubby likes them deep fried. He loves onion rings.
I love them in salads and omelettes.
Vidalia onions are perfect for any food i can say,bocz my wife use it for making indian curry,use in burgers as a salad,crispy onion rings r simply awesome,use as a pickle,boiled n purred vidalia onion is used to make Silky sauce by adding tomato n cashew nuts,so many tips n tricks can be used to make food delicious using Vidalia Onions
i love my vidalias on anise big juicy burger mmmmm fresh of the grill!
Well, it’s not the healthiest option, but my favorite is fried!
I love using vidalia onions as onion rings or caramelized on a patty melt, either way they are awesome.
I like to sear them with a nice juicy steak.
fry them up!!!
We are a family that loves onions!! My kids love onion rings but I have a yummy homemade potato soup that I like to include onions in.
I love them fried and put inside a burrito or a on a turkey burger so yummy!
I like to use the sweet onions for hot, cheesy crab dip! 🙂
I love french onion soup. Yummy yummy!
I like to use them in French Onion Soup.
onion rings of course!
I love them on hamburgers
I like to fry them with other veggies for fajitas
I like them raw, sliced in salads and topped on a burger. Thanks for a great giveaway!
I’m not sure but i think with steak it would be delicious.
No other way than besides dips. Have always done so to eat chips and vegetables.
I like to grill Vidalia Onions with mushrooms, potatoes, and carrots. Thanks.
In everything! but in all seriousness I love onions in my omelettes.
My favorite way is to use it in soups and faquitas
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I like to use them on kabobs and salads
I love Vidalia Onions on my burgers on my steak, and roasted in the oven, and they also flavor my pasta dishes.
I love Vidalia Onions with my eggs in the morning.
Grill em and put em on some hamburgers 🙂
I love to put onions in everything. But a good onion ring sounds yummy right about now.
I love to grill my Vidalia onions.
My favorite way to use onions is in taco meat!
I love them FRIED!
I love Vidalia Onions in homemade hashbrowns! So gooood!!! 🙂
I love grilling with them.
i like them in a soup, i like them on a burger, i like them sam i am,
even with green eggs and ham….hard to choose a favorite.
I love to slice them up and cook them on the grill!
I love them as onion rings because of how sweet they are. They really make the best onion rings.
My husband’s onions and tomatoes marinated in balsamic is to die for. We have it every week in the summer.
We also love to cut a slice into a baking potato, stuff it with slices of Vidalia Onions and butter, wrap and bake. Delicious.
I use vidalias (carmelized) with garlic, mushrooms an spinach in my omelet every morning!
I would have to say caramelized on a burger…or how about French Onion Soup!!
We like to grill onions and mushrooms together and put them sandwiches. Or, better yet, just eat them. My favorite is grilled onions and mushrooms on foccacia with cream cheese! Oh Heaven!
I love onions on cheeseburgers & as onion rings most of all.
sauteed in butter and served over perogies
I love to use onions in so many dishes. I add them to stir fries and stews and sautee them with many items.
I’ve been eating Vidalia’s for over thirty some years now. We had a brief stint in Jacksonville, Fl then, and they sold them on the side of the road. I love onions so I was a happy camper when i discovered them. I have no favorite way to eat them, but by God, I eat them!
in a hamburger
My favorite way to use Vidalia onions is on the grill – it really brings out the sweetness. I have to say, though, that I’m loving the idea of Vidalia onion cheesecake. I may have to try it.
I’m a big onion fan! I love vidallas on bratwurst and steak.
I love making onion rings with Vidalia Onions!
I love them as an onion ring.
on hot dogs and burgers from the grill!
I love to use Vidalia onions in a fresh salad. Love the sweet taste!
On burgers!! Yum!
I like to chop em in my home made guacamole
i would use it for making pizza and sandwiches.
I’ve never had the pleasure of using Vidalia onions, but I’m definitely an onion fan period! lol. My fave way to have onions is via onion rings! So yummy.
I like Vidalias on burgers.
My family likes to eat them grilled on their burgers.
I love using onions in pizza. They taste great with cheese and soy sauce.
I love Vidalia onions fresh in my salads, sauteed with grated carrots for my soups, and on burgers!
We grill them and eat them as a side dish delish!
I loved my Vidalia stewed with butter and beef boullion and mushrooms served over a great rib eye steak, oh so yummy
Love them sauteed with vegetables!
We like to use them on our shish kabobs but I would love to try the onion and bacon dip shown above! It looks delicious!
We love to make bloomin’ onions w/spicy dipping sauce.
I love them either grilled or caramelized.
I love onions cooked in a pan on the oven and added to a hotdog.
I love Sautéed Vidalia Onions with my Pierogies! Yum! I also love using raw Vidalia onions in sandwiches and salads. Plus, they make the BEST onion rings!
Grilled and as onion rings. We enjoy them all year long.
Salsa and sauces
One of many is putting a beef boullion in the center, butter on top, wrapping in foil and either putting on the grill or baking in the oven
I love slicing them into slivers, adding them to some tomato slices and marinating them in a cool vinagrette dressing!
My favorite way to use them is in fried potatoes.
Fried with mushrooms to go with a steak!
Chopped and fried in a cheesesteak
Oh it’s hard to choose just one way. I add these to so many dishes I cook. I suppose a favorite would be adding them to soups to enhance flavor without adding salt. Also great in stir frys!
I like to make homemade onion rings.
I use them caramelized on pizza, grilled on the grill and in any recipe. They are awesome.
I love them grilled on burgers!
My favorite way is in any kind of stir fry menu I make for dinner!
I love grilling them with just about anything I cook on the grill.
I love to make onion rings with them.
My favorite is fried apples and onions just like my grandma used to make and ONLY vidalias will do! YUM!!
I love Vidalias, especially in the summertime on the grill!!!
For burger toppings =)
You can’t go wrong with onion rings!!
I love them sliced with fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, balsamic vinegar, and feta.
I always use Vialia onions in my Thanksgiving stuffing recipe; wouldn’t be the same without them!
My favorite way to use them, is to use them grilled on burgers.
Homemade onion rings are the way to go.
Onion rings, on the grill, and in just about everything. Love Vidalia onions!!!!
I like to make sausage and peppers with Vidalia onions.
I love Vidalia onions in beef stew!
i love the to add them in cube steak
I like vadalia onions on cheeseburgers
i use them to make french onion soup
I am a country girl, we love onions for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I love to fry my own onions for casseroles as well. I also love them with wilted salads
I like to grill them…
I like mine on turkey burger I would love more onion recipes.
My husband and I like to add chopped Vidalia onions to our hamburgers – in the meat before making the patties.
My favorite way to use Vidalia Onions is to cook them on the grill, put them in salads, and I also want to try a new recipe I found on Pinterest the other day called Onion Bombs!!
On a burger with swiss cheese!
I like to slice Vadalias Onions and put them on my hamburger.
My favorite way to use vidalia onions is in my homemade potato salad – but onion rings is a close second!
I like to sauté, grill, and make onion rings.
I love to eat them as onion rings.
My favorite way to use Vidalia onions is in making homemade onion rings or baking on top of a pot roast.
I like using them for salads!
Love them on burgers.
Sauteed and over a nice juicy burger with some mushrooms and swiss cheese 🙂
I love sauteeing them and putting them on burgers, or with grilled sausages!
Love the Vidalia Onion season here in GA, we enjoy the best onion rings during this time!
To me nothing is better then throwing them on the BBQ grill and serving them on top of a grilled burger! This is a huge favorite of my whole family!
grilled on burgers
Favorite way is to saute them with mushrooms and have with chicken and steaks.
I like them as toppings for chicken burgers and also as onion rings.
love them in onion rings or chopped on a hotdog
I like Vidalia onions in salads and on burgers
I like to use them when cooking squash.
We love making what we call “greasy” onion burgers. They’re just down and dirty, butter on the grill goodness. We even like to “toast” our buns in the onion drippings!
Onion Rings or in salads
i love using vidalia onions in my onion rings or in my potato salad.
I love to make onion rings with a chipolte ranch dipping sauce.
love using them on the grilled, sliced up with pototos in little packets. So good with butter & garlic!
This time of year we use our outside grill more often than we cook indoors. My favorite way to prepare vidalia onions is to marinate them and grill them over charcoal.
in onion rings
i like to saute the vidalia onions in evoo with bell pepper and mushroom
I would say making beer batter onion rings my fiancee loves them
I love a good onion
My favorite way to use them is to fry them – battered or not.
MMM I love them all caramelized in the pan and put on top of my burger with mushrooms and hellmans mayo LOL
Freshly sliced on top of a grilled hamburger is yummy!
carmalized in anything!!! mmmmm
I use them in my onion soup recipes.
I love Vidalias ~ they’ve completely replaced yellow and white onions in our kitchen. I use them daily / all the time ~ I love the sweet yet oniony flavor.
One recipe I use them in where the VIDALIA’s themselves actually steal the show is a variation I can up with on Chopped Chicken Livers:
I saute a sliced Vidalias and cleaned chicken livers in a mix of unsalted butter and olive oil ~ and here is the key: in a ratio of 3 to 1 (i.e. 3 lbs Vidalias to 1 lb chicken livers!) Season to taste with S & P and sprinkle with a little sugar to help caramelize. When the livers are lightly browned and cooked through (barely pink and NOT raw in the center) and the onions are translucent. Allow to cool (about 10 minutes) and then pulse (in batches if necessary) in a food processor along with a few diced HB eggs until ALMOST smooth (or desired consistency for a spread/dip. At this point I sometimes add other seasonings – or thin with a splash of Port or (Dry) Sherry wine (or broth. Scrape into a servering bowl and chill at least three hours.
EVERYONE LOVES THIS – and the sweet onionly flavor of the Vidalias actually make it so no one seems to really know exactly what’s in it. I often serve this at parties (and for casual catering) and it’s always a big hit. One very sophisticated foodie guest actually asked me if it was made of CRABMEAT!
In other words: I REALLY love Vidalias!
I love using Vidalia onions in my casseroles.
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