All posts by Jessica Cronin

Nerds Painting

watercolor painting with nerds candy in cups with colors

Release your inner artist with this super unique watercolor technique! A delicious snack and your watercolor palette, the beloved candy Nerds is the base to your craft.

All you need is few basic supplies and you have yourself a fun afternoon full of sweets, pretty pictures and sunshine.

Supplies:

  • Nerds (preferably the small individual color boxes)
  • Cups
  • Paintbrush
  • Paper

Pour each color of Nerds into a separate cup. Pour water in each cup until Nerds are covered. The more water the more diluted the watercolor will be. Mix water and Nerds so the color candy coating is released into water. Grab a piece of paper and paintbrush and start creating your Nerd masterpiece. Have fun!

Ways to Celebrate Memorial Day

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Are you looking for ways to celebrate this Memorial Day holiday? Memorial Day marks the beginning of the summer which is celebrated with BBQ’s, picnics and spending time with family and friends. Make sure to find time this Memorial Day to remember and honor what the day stands for. Here are some great ideas:

  1. Decorate with Flags: Visit a local cemetery and place flags on gravestones of veterans. Don’t forgot to decorate your home with flags to show appreciation for those who have and are serving in the armed forces.
  2. Participate in the National Moment of Remembrance: At 3 pm on Memorial Day pause for one minute and remember those who have and are serving in the armed forces.
  3. Thank a veteran: Have you family visit family members or friends that have served. Listen to their experiences. If you do not have veterans close you can take a moment to write letters.
  4. Attend a parade: Some towns have parades on Memorial Day. You can find information for events on city websites.

Too see our Memorial Day savings, click here.

Spinach & Artichoke Dip

Spinach and artichoke dip is always a good idea. Throw together this recipe favorite that never goes out of style!

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Ingredients:

8 oz. cream cheese

1/2 cup sour cream

2 cups Italian cheese blend, shredded (mozzarella/parmesan)

14 oz. can artichoke

1 cup frozen spinach, thawed

4 garlic cloves, minced

Salt and pepper

Instructions:

In a medium saucepan, mix together cream cheese, sour cream, mozzarella and parmesan until they are all melted together.

Remove spinach from package and drain by applying pressure.

Next, drain artichokes and chop to the size of your liking.

Add the spinach and artichoke to your cheese mixture and cook for several minutes until everything is combined and heated through. Add in minced garlic, and combine once more.

Remove from heat and serve with your choice of bread, crackers, etc.

Case Lot is Coming

Case Lot Is Coming

It’s the best time to fill your pantry with deals by the dozen, including savings on the new Food Club brand.

Mark your calendars because case lot starts March 6! Our case lot sale is a great opportunity to stockpile canned goods for emergencies and food storage. But don’t get stuck thinking canned goods can’t be used to create fresh, delicious and healthy meals. Canned goods mixed with other fresh ingredients are perfect for quick and easy meals your family will love. Here are five ways to use canned case lot items in your everyday cooking.

  1. Top your pizza with canned fruits or vegetables. Canned pineapple and olives are the perfect pizza toppings. Don’t forget to keep canned tomato sauce on hand for your pizza sauce.
  2. Keep canned beans and corn on hand to throw in soups, and salads. Beans are a great source of protein and fiber and will make any meal feel heartier. Corn adds instant flavor and crunch to any dish.
  3. Canned tomatoes are a must have on your pantry shelves. Canned tomatoes are delicious in salsa, soups, pastas and sauces. Try adding diced tomatoes to plain tomato sauce for a tasty pasta sauce.
  4. Canned peaches and other fruits are perfect for fruit salad, and even tastier mixed into yogurt or muffins. Try making a fruit syrup and serving over waffles or pancakes.
  5. Soups and broths are the perfect pantry partner because they are always ready to go. Chicken and beef broth are a staple in many soups and sauces. Canned soups are used in many recipes to add flavor and save time.

Check back soon to see all the case lot deals for this season!

Quick & Easy Neighbor Gifts

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Spread the joy of the holiday season to your neighbor and friends with simple and delicious gifts you can buy while shopping at Macey’s. We have some amazing deals right now that are sure to delight your wallet and your neighbors.

Here are some great ideas:

Oranges:

  • Give a beautifully packaged gift box.
  • Create a orange wreath with cellophane  and bows.
  • Happy Holidays! Orange you glad we are neighbors? We are!

Hot Cocoa:

  • Simply place a bow on top of the canister or packaging and tada!
  • Warmest wishes this holiday season!
  • Baby it’s cold outside! So stay warm this holiday season!

Sparkling Cider:

  • Wishing you a sparkling holiday season!
  • We wish you a “sparkly” Christmas!

Baked goods:

  • You’re the best thing since sliced bread! Merry Christmas!
  • Wrap gift with “Baked with Love” tag.
  • We made this sweet treat for you to eat! Happy Holidays!

These are just a few simple ideas for your neighbor gifts.

Stocking Stuffers

Stockings are such fun surprises Christmas morning but sometimes it is hard to decide what to put in them . Do you put candy, healthy snacks or toys? It is always such a dilemma. Don’t worry though, just come on in and we have everything you need!

Clementines or Oranges-The Christmas Orange story is such a classic which is one of the many reasons that clementines or oranges are a perfect stocking stuffer.

Sweets Orange Sticks-Delicious and local. With the melt-in-your-mouth chocolate and the yummy jelly center, these will be a big pleaser!

Stephen’s Hot Cocoa-A local favorite, Stephen’s Hot Cocoa is sure to warm anyone up this holiday season. With multiple flavors to choose from, there is now way you can go wrong!

Gift Cards-Gift cards are perfect. They fit right in the stocking but pack so much. A gift card allows so many choices and so much selection.

Candy Bars-Who doesn’t love a candy bar on Christmas? We have multiple flavors and sizes to choose from for the perfect topper on the stocking.

Batteries-Crucial but forgotten. So many times, a new toy is given that requires batteries. To avoid that panic on Christmas morning, come in and pick up some batteries to throw in the stockings so when they want to play with their new toy, you are the hero.

Hurry in today to get these and other amazing stocking stuffers!

Get a Free Turkey!

Do you want a free turkey this Thanksgiving? From now until November 13th you can earn points to go towards your free turkey.

650+ points = FREE up to $20.00

500-649 points = $10 turkey discount

400-499 points = $5 turkey discount

You can redeem your turkey discount from November 14-24.

Discount is eligible on a Norbest frozen turkey.

Come in and start earning points towards your free turkey today!

Bringing Baking Back Food Club Pumpkin Spice Waffles

Food Club®Pumpkin Spice Waffles

Bringing Baking Back Food Club Pumpkin Spice Waffles

Pumpkin spice season is here! Enjoy these warm spiced waffles perfectly paired with a crisp fall morning.

Ingredients

1/2 cup Food Club® vegetable oil

1/2 cup Food Club® sugar

1/2 cup Food Club® brown sugar, packed

15 oz. Food Club® Pure Pumpkin Puree

2 eggs, separated

1/2 cup milk

1 tsp Pumpkin Pie spice

1 tsp vanilla

1 1/2 cups Food Club® all purpose flour

1 Tbsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

Directions

Heat waffle iron to medium heat.

In a large bowl mix together oil, sugar, brown sugar, pumpkin, egg yolks and milk until smooth. Add pumpkin pie spice and vanilla. Set aside.

In a small bowl mix together flour, baking powder and salt. Slowly add the flour mixture to pumpkin mixture until combined. Set aside.

In another small bowl whisk together two egg whites until white, fluffy and soft peaks form. Gently fold egg whites into batter.

Place 3/4-1 cup batter on waffle iron. Cook for 3 minutes.

Enjoy with whipped cream, syrup and butter.