All posts by Aubrey Buttars

Football Brownies

These tasty treats are a TOUCHDOWN! Perfectly festive for tailgating season.

What you’ll need:

  • Brownie mix
  • white icing tube

Make brownies according to package directions. Line pan with foil and leave 2 inches of foil above pan. This will ensure an easy removal of brownies from pan.

Once brownies are cooled, lift from pan. Use a football cookie cutter, 2-3.5 inches, to cut brownie into football shapes. Pipe on the decorative laces with white icing.

Enjoy!

Oatmeal Cream Pies

Creamy buttercream sandwiched between soft oatmeal cookies–easy to make and full of pantry staple items.

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 cup old fashioned oatmeal
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbps milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl mix together butter and sugars and mix for about 2-3 minutes until fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla.

In a medium bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Add to wet ingredients in small increments. Add in oats.

Line cookie sheet with parchment paper. Drop dough by 1.5 tablespoons onto sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes until golden brown.

Let cookies cool.

To make filling: beat together butter until fluffy and then slowly add powdered sugar. Add vanilla and milk. Add more milk if needed to reach desired consistency. Spread or pipe on cookies.

Cowboy Caviar

Grab some chips, make this dip, gather family & friends and you are set for a good time.

What you’ll need:

  • 15 oz. Food Club corn, drained
  • 15 oz. Food Club black beans, drain and rinse
  • 15 oz. black eyed peas, drain and rinse
  • 3 roma tomatoes, diced
  • 2 ripe avocados, diced
  • 1/3 cup red onion, diced
  • 1/3 cup cilantro
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder

In large bowl, mix together corn, onion, black beans and black eyed peas. Gently fold in tomatoes, avocados and cilantro. Set aside.

In a small bowl, mix together olive oil, vinegar, lime juice,sugar, salt, pepper and garlic powder with a whisk until combined. Pour dressing over corn, black bean mixture and toss to coat completely.

Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve. Be sure to toss right before serving.

Macaroni N Cheese

The perfect way to end the day…a classic family favorite.

What you’ll need:

  • 1 1/2 cup uncooked macaroni
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 2 Tbsp flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • salt & pepper to taste

In large pot, boil water. Add macaroni and cook until tender. Drain. Set aside. Melt butter in small pan and add flour. Cook over low heat until thickened. Whisk in milk until smooth. Add in cheese and stir until melted. Add macaroni and stir until coated. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Chile Roast

Fresh Market Chile Roast

Chile Roast

Our Chile Roast is coming to participating stores starting August 10th. See locations below. Come and enjoy free samples and pick between mild, medium or hot chiles. Also enjoy free roasting when you purchase a case.

Fridays from 4-7 p.m. and Saturdays from 9-2 p.m.

August 17 & 18

  • Fresh Market Taylorsville
  • Fresh Market 39th South

August 24 & 25

  • Fresh Market Granger
  • Fresh Market 21st South
  • Fresh Market American Fork

August 31 & September 1

  • Fresh Market East Ogden

September 7 & 8

  1. Fresh Market Taylorsville
  2. Fresh Market South Ogden

 

Honey Garlic Grilled Pork Chops

Delicious grilled pork chops with a savory honey garlic glaze.

What you’ll need:

  • 1/4 cup honey
  • Lemon juice from 1 lemon
  • 1 TBSP minced garlic
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 4 boneless pork chops
  • salt & pepper to taste

Whisk together honey, lemon juice, garlic and soy sauce together in a small bowl.  Set aside. Season both sides of pork chops with salt and pepper. Cook on hot grill until almost cooked through. Remove from  grill and brush glaze on both sides of pork chops. Return back to grill until fully cooked. Pour glaze over pork chops once on serving platter. Enjoy!

Celebrate Kong’s 6th Birthday!

Its Kong’s birthday, time to celebrate!!

Come celebrate Kong’s birthday at Macey’s from August 15-18. There will be fun activities daily, doughnut walks, birthday cake samples and a Kong Kone eating contest.

Schedule

Saturday, August 18

  • 11:00-noon: Enjoy Kong birthday cake samples.
  • 2:00 pm: Kong Kone eating contest in the deli-win free Kong Kones for a year!

August 15-18

  • Doughnut walks at 3:00, 5:00 and 6:00 pm.
  • Kong stickers and coloring pages for kids.

We hope to see you there!

Freeze-Dried Fruits – Nutritious, Tasty and Easy to Take Anywhere

The use of freeze-dried fruits dates back to the 15th century, when the Incas discovered that leaving their fruits to freeze and then dry out at the high altitudes the Andes created a dried fruit that was tasty, nutritious and easy to store for a long time.

The modern freeze-drying process has allowed for a wide range of uses, including ice cream that that has been eaten in space, as well as fresh, flavorful fruits that have been enjoyed at the top of Mount Everest. Clearly, freeze-dried foods have numerous applications that are only limited by your imagination. Moms will be happily surprised when their kids request freeze-dried fruit for their lunchboxes, never knowing how healthy such a sweet tasting food truly is for them. And when added to their morning yogurt, they’ll leave the house full of energy and ready to take on the day.

Besides convenience, freeze-dried fruits retain their natural composition, ensuring that they maintain their inherent vitamins and nutrients, plus, they are low in calories and are great source of fiber and antioxidants. They also have a shelf life of up to 30 years, making them a great addition to any food storage program. Freeze-dried fruits can be rehydrated with warm or cold water, making them easy to prepare and enjoy. Some of the best fruits to freeze-dry are raspberries, bananas, blueberries, apples, mangos, pineapples, blackberries and strawberries, to name just a few.

In addition to food storage, freeze-dried fruits are a great way to add nutritious flavoring to cereal, oatmeal, muffins, pancakes, waffles, cookies, cobblers, smoothies and trail mix. Their versatility and light weight make them a favorite for hikers, mountain climbers, bikers, campers, fishermen, hunters and just about anyone who enjoys a healthy and flavorful boost to their meals and snacks, wherever they choose to enjoy them.

If you have never cooked with freeze-dries fruit, here are two great, easy to prepare recipes that will surprise you with their fresh taste and ease of preparation:

  • Berry Smoothie: take one cup of your favorite freeze-dried fruit and put it in a blender. Add one cup of non-fat milk and ½ cup ice. Simply blend until smooth and you’ll end up with the best tasting smoothie you’ve ever enjoyed.
  • Strawberries & Cream Milkshake: start with placing two cups of freeze-dried sliced strawberries into a blender. Add four cups of low fat milk and ½ cup of honey. Toss in 24 ice cubes and blend until smooth. You can share this rich tasting, low fat dessert with your family and watch how happy they’ll be with such a delicious treat.

 

Another added benefit to using freeze-dried fruits in your meals on a regular basis is the low to no waste factor. Studies have shown that Americans waste up to 40% of their food. That totals out to 1.3 billion tons of food per year, costing a combined total of over $680 billion annually, or approximately $1,600 per family. A vast majority of our wasted food is attributed to spoilage. That’s why using freeze-dried fruits that can last up to 30 years is a great way to conserve food and money.

Another way to enjoy freeze-dried fruit is to use it as a way to add a new spin to your old favorites. Experiment on your tried and true recipes—like chocolate chip cookies—by adding a cup of rehydrated blueberries or strawberries and you’ll pleasantly experience a whole new taste sensation. Not only will your meal be healthier and tastier, it will open your eyes to all kinds of future possibilities with other favorite recipes.

There’s one last use for freeze-dried fruits we haven’t mentioned yet. We would be negligent if we didn’t include a mention of how fantastic freeze-dried fruits are in beverages for grown-ups—with or without alcohol. Everything from Mango Margaritas to Strawberry Daiquiris can be made with rehydrated freeze-dried fruits. Everything from a tropical Mai Tai to a strawberry Margarita are easy to whip up year round when you have some freeze-dried fruit in your cupboard. All you’ll need is some Hawaiian music to make a November indoor beach party seem like summer.

As you have just discovered, keeping plenty of your favorite freeze-dried fruit on hand can open the door to fresh and fruity meals and drinks. The more you use freeze-dried fruit, the more ways you’ll discover their true versatility.

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Macey’s has teamed with Augason Farms to offer emergency food supplies and long term food storage to our valued customers for good reason. They’ve been in the business since 1972 and guarantee their products for great taste and superior quality. Maintaining a supply of Augason Farms products in your home is ideal not only for your emergency food supply but for everyday use as well. With Macey’s and Augason Farms, preparedness is simple and affordable!