Monthly Archives: October 2018

Bringing Baking Back Food Club Zombie Cookies

Food Club®Zombie Cookies

Bringing Baking Back Food Club Zombie Cookies

Eat these Food Club® zombie cookies before they eat your brains. 

Ingredients

 1 Food Club® sugar cookie cookie dough roll 

1 tub of Food Club® vanilla frosting 

Red food coloring 

Black food coloring 

Gingerbread man cookie cutter  

Rolling pin 

1/2 cup flour  

Directions

Bring cookie dough to room temperature and sprinkle surface with flour. Roll the cookie dough to 1/4-inch thickness and cut using a gingerbread man shaped cookie cutter. Repeat the process until all of the dough has been used. Bake according to package instructions. 

While the cookies are baking, mix half of the frosting with red food coloring and the other half with black food coloring. Load frostings into piping bag with a detailing tip.   

Once the cookies have completely cooled, frost “x” shapes for eyes onto the head of the zombie cookie and a small red square wherever you would like. These cookies have risen from the dead and are ready to be served.

Black Cauldron with Dry Ice Fog Flowing Out

How To Use Dry Ice Safely

Black Cauldron with Dry Ice Fog Flowing Out

Dry ice helps bring the Halloween spirit alive and impress your guests with dazzling drinks and spooky features. But when handled incorrectly, it can cause danger and damage to those around it.

Pick up your dry ice easily, and safely this Halloween season by taking the following precautions:

How to Buy and Transport Dry Ice

When buying in-store, you may ask an employee to pick up the dry ice for you for further safety precautions.

  • Prepare and think ahead before purchasing your dry ice in order to ensure it lasts longer, and prevents unwanted accidents.
  • Plan to buy enough dry ice, for if it is not handled correctly, it will sublimate and lead to loss of the product.
  • To avoid this, bring a cooler or cardboard box to insulate the dry ice from being exposed to warmer temperatures. In addition, you can use a blanket or sleeping back to wrap around your choice of container to protect it from the changing temperatures.
  • Set the bag of dry ice inside your container and close the lid without sealing. This is very important avoid safety hazards. The dry ice will sublimate from solid to carbon dioxide vapor, and the gas could build up and cause an explosion without room for it to escape.
  • Make sure the new air circulates in your vehicle to prevent carbon dioxide poisoning when transporting it.

How to Store Dry Ice at Home

  • The best way to store your dry ice is in a cooler (make sure this is not sealed as well). You may add insulation by double bagging the dry ice in paper bags and then wrapping a blanket around the cooler.
  • Avoid putting in a fridge or freezer. The cold temperature could cause your thermostat to turn your appliance off, and force open the door.

How to Use Dry Ice Safely

  • In addition to ensuring you don’t store your dry ice in a sealed container, it is very important to avoid skin contact. Dry ice is so cold (-109.3 degrees Fahrenheit), meaning touching it can cause immediate frostbite. To avoid this:
    • Always use gloves, tongs, or another device to handle the dry ice.
    • Make sure there is good air circulation where you are using it.
    • If used in drinks, make sure to not ingest the dry ice fragments. This can cause tissue damage from frost bite.
    • Dry ice sinks in a bowl or glass, so the risk of ingestion can be low if used correctly.
    • Avoid using in alcoholic cocktails or while intoxicated.

Biggest Takeaways

  • Don’t store your dry ice in a sealed container
  • Avoid direct skin contact

More Safety Tips:

  • Never leave dry ice unattended around children or pets.
  • Be aware of the symptoms of carbon dioxide poisoning, and always make sure there is good ventilation.
  • If using dry ice to chill your food, the best results will come from storing it on top of the food as the ice will sink.
  • Avoid putting dry ice directly onto counter tops of empty glass containers, the cold temperatures could cause the material to crack.

Once you have followed the precautions above, bring your Halloween party to the next level with dry ice galore!

Bringing Baking Back Food Club Candy Corn Fudge

Food Club®Candy Corn Fudge

Bringing Baking Back Food Club Candy Corn Fudge

It’s not corny- enjoy this Food Club® Candy Corn Fudge recipe.

Ingredients 

Food Club® white chocolate chips 2 cups (12 oz.) 

Food Club® (16 ounces) vanilla frosting 

Food Club® Yellow and Orange food coloring  

Directions 

Use an 8×8 pan by lining it with wax paper. Place 2/3 cup of white chocolate chips in a microwave until melted. Stir every 15 seconds until chocolate is no longer bumpy.  

Add /3 of the frosting and a few drops of yellow food coloring. Stir to combine.  

Pour into pan and refrigerate until solid.  

Repeat these steps with white, (no food coloring) and then orange. Place in the refrigerator overnight once all 3 layers have been added  

To serve, cut the fudge into 1-inch triangles.  

Bringing Baking Back Food Club Zombie Cookies

Food Club®Zombie Cookies

Bringing Baking Back Food Club Zombie Cookies

Eat these Food Club® zombie cookies before they eat your brains. 

Ingredients

 1 Food Club® sugar cookie cookie dough roll 

1 tub of Food Club® vanilla frosting 

Red food coloring 

Black food coloring 

Gingerbread man cookie cutter  

Rolling pin 

1/2 cup flour  

Directions

Bring cookie dough to room temperature and sprinkle surface with flour. Roll the cookie dough to 1/4-inch thickness and cut using a gingerbread man shaped cookie cutter. Repeat the process until all of the dough has been used. Bake according to package instructions. 

While the cookies are baking, mix half of the frosting with red food coloring and the other half with black food coloring. Load frostings into piping bag with a detailing tip.   

Once the cookies have completely cooled, frost “x” shapes for eyes onto the head of the zombie cookie and a small red square wherever you would like. These cookies have risen from the dead and are ready to be served.

Jack-O-Lantern with Bleach and Vaseline to Prevent Wilting

Jack-O-Lantern

Jack-O-Lantern with Bleach and Vaseline to Prevent Wilting

Carving your Halloween pumpkin is a big part of the holiday. Unfortunately pumpkins don’t last forever and your masterpiece that you spent hours, days – let’s be honest you’ve been planning this carving since last Halloween – will start to droop and wilt within a few days. Luckily, we have a few tricks to keep your Jack-O-Lantern looking fresh!

Step 1 – Do not cut the top of your pumpkin off! Cutting of the stem will dramatically decrease the life of your pumpkin. Instead, cut off the bottom or the back of your pumpkin.

Step 2 – After you have completely cleaned out the inside of your pumpkin, make sure you save the seeds to bake later, clean your pumpkin with a bleach water mixture. Mix together 1 tablespoon of bleach per quart of water and use to clean the inside and outside of the pumpkin.

Step 3 – Let your pumpkin dry completely before setting outside or carving! Once it is completely dry carve your masterpiece.

Step 4 – Once you have finished your carving, spread petroleum jelly on all of the surfaces that have been carved, including a light spread on the entire inside of the pumpkin.

Step 5 – Place your pumpkin on display for all of the trick-or-treaters to admire. If your pumpkin does start to wilt submerging it in an ice bath for a couple of hours can help refresh it. Reapply petroleum jelly.

Ace Rewards 20% Bag Sale

20% off bag event at ACE Hardware.

Ace Rewards members save 20% off everything that fits in the sale bag this Saturday and Sunday, November 3 and 4. If you’re not an Ace Rewards member, join today to take advantage of this great deal, along with monthly coupons, sale notifications and home maintenance tips. Visit us in Draper, Murray, Olympus Hills and Sandy to join today. 

Macey’s Brings Happy Shopping to Draper

Macey’s Brings Happy Shopping to Draper

Utah grocery chain opens new location in Draper

Salt Lake City, UT (October 24, 2018) Happy Shopping has reached Draper in the form of a new Macey’s store. The new store opened today, replacing Honey Bee Produce Company that was previously in the 1212 Draper Parkway location. To celebrate the new Macey’s, several activities will be held this weekend.

“We are excited to bring the Macey’s shopping experience to Draper,” said Jan Whiteley, Macey’s Draper district manager. “We know our shoppers who loved Honey Bee Produce Company will love Macey’s too. We’re excited to meet even more of our neighbors and show them what Happy Shopping is all about.”

Macey’s in Draper will have many of the same features shoppers loved at Honey Bee Produce Company including a fresh deli experience with easy meal solutions, a specialty cheese island, and a continued commitment to fresh and local produce. The location will expand center store, adding hundreds of additional items. The store has also added many of Macey’s signature products including Kong Kones, made in-store doughnuts, Macey’s Chips, and more including:

  • An expanded produce section with more organic and local items, fresh salsa, and fresh cut fruits and vegetables
  • An increased dairy offering
  • A broad selection of grass-fed, free-from products, and Certified Angus Beef
  • Macey’s Anywhere online shopping and curbside pickup
  • Shipt online shopping and home delivery
  • Happy Wallet savings with Perks loyalty program and Macey’s signature low prices

The Draper store is the 13th Macey’s location in Northern Utah. The chain, owned and operated by Associated Retail Operations, a subsidiary of Associated Food Stores, has stores from Cache Valley to Utah County. To learn more about Macey’s and to find the location nearest you, visit www.maceys.com.

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About Macey’s

In 1947, Walt Macey and Dale A. Jones started the “Save-A-Nickle-Market” in Rosepark, Utah. Macey’s grew from a small store into a multi-store chain by providing personalized old-fashioned service. Known for their famous doughnuts and Kong Kones, Macey’s grocery stores offer an in-store bakery, delicatessen, full-service grocery, meat, produce and non-foods department and above all, friendly service. For more information visit maceys.com.

Chocolate cookies with melted purple chocolate and chocolate morsels

Food Club®Witch Hat Cookies

Chocolate cookies with melted purple chocolate and chocolate morsels on top to make the cookie look like witch hats.

Brew up these tasty Food Club®  witch hat inspired cookies.

Ingredients

1 Food Club® chocolate cookie dough roll 

1 bag chocolate morsels  

1 tub Food Club® vanilla frosting 

Orange and purple sprinkles 

Purple food coloring 

Green food coloring 

Directions

Bake 12 cookies as specified on the cookie dough package instructions.  

While waiting for the cookies to bake, mix half of the frosting with the purple food coloring and the other half with the green food coloring. Load both frosting colors into a piping bag with a 1-inch tip (hint: you can use a plastic baggie if you do not have a piping bag).  

After the cookies have cooled completely, pipe a half-inch of purple or green frosting onto the center of the cookies and top with a triangular chocolate morsel and sprinkles.

Pretzels covered in green chocolate, white chocolate, and orange chocolate to look like zombies, mummies, pumpkins.

Food Club®Halloween Chocolate Pretzels

Pretzels covered in green chocolate, white chocolate, and orange chocolate to look like zombies, mummies, pumpkins.

Enjoy a deliciously frightful treat with Food Club® Halloween pretzels.  

Ingredients  

Food Club® Pretzels  

Food Club® White Chocolate Chips  

Food Club® Food Coloring: Orange  

Food Club® Food Coloring: Green  

Food Club® Food Coloring: Purple  

Confection Sugar Eyes  

Directions

Take three glass bowls. Melt 1 cup of chocolate chips in each bowl via your microwave oven, 2 minutes each, stirring occasionally. Add food coloring. Dip pretzels in chocolate using two forks. Add sugar eyes.   

Happy Halloween!