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Cheese and Herb Garlic Bread Pull Apart

Cheese Bread Pull Apart

Cheese and Herb Garlic Bread Pull Apart

Here’s to the cheese bread recipe of your dreams. Pull apart this heavenly recipe and you’ll see things moving in slow motion. Easy to make, easy to love, and easy to share!

Ingredients:

1 large loaf of bread (unsliced)

1/2 cup butter

2 cloves of garlic (minced)

1 tbsp fresh oregano

1 tbsp fresh thyme

1 tbsp fresh parsley

2 cups mozzarella (shredded)

1/4 cup parmesan (grated)

Optional chili flakes for spice

Instructions:

To start, preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Get a baking sheet and prep it with lined baking paper (parchment, aluminum foil, etc.)

Place your loaf of bread onto the pan or cutting board. Start by cutting a diagonal pattern with a serrated knife into the bread. Be sure to make your cuts all the way to the bottom, but without cutting through the base.

In a bowl, mix together butter, thyme, parsley, and oregano.

Using your fingers (or utensil), hold open the sliced sections of your bread and pour butter mixture liberally. The more butter, the better. Add chilli flakes here as well if desired.

Next comes the cheese. Start by stuffing placing the mozzarella into the bread cracks.

Cover your loaf with foil, and bake for about 10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted. The foil will prevent your cheese from burning.

Once melted, remove the foil and sprinkle your parmesan cheese over the loaf.

Place loaf back in the oven for another 5 minutes, or until melted and golden brown.

Once cooked, add more fresh parsley for garnish and flavoring.

Plate, pull, enjoy!

Grilled Cheese Dippers

Rolled grilled cheese with tomato soup

The perfect snack has finally been created- the Grilled Cheese dipper! To accomplish this delicious and dippable snack, you simply roll and grill your traditional grilled cheese. To make this snack even better, don’t forget the tomato soup for the perfect dipping combo.

Ingredients:

1 loaf white bread

1 pkg. sliced cheddar cheese

1 can tomato soup

Instructions:

Lay two slices of white bread side-by-side on a flat surface and roll to 1/4 inch thick with a rolling pin. Lay a slice of a cheese on top and roll into a pin-wheel shape. If needed, slide a toothpick through each side to hold in place while you grill.

After rolling out the amount you need, heat a frying pan with 2 tbs. of butter over medium heat until butter is fully melted. Lay 3-5 rolled grilled cheese in the pan and rotate 90 degrees after browned and melty until you have grilled the entire roll.

To serve, heat tomato soup through and dip the cheesy grilled cheese dippers. Enjoy!

Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut Squash Soup

Are you craving something seasonal and creamy? Well, you’re in luck! Try this Butternut Squash Soup any night of the week.

Ingredients:

4 tbs. butter

1 white onion, chopped

2 potatoes, chopped

1 carrot, chopped

2 celery stocks, chopped

1 butternut squash, cubed

4 cups chicken stock

Salt and pepper to taste

 

Instructions:

Melt butter in a large stock pot and add all veggies. Cook for 10 minutes until slightly tender. Add stock, salt, and pepper and simmer for 1 hour.

Once veggies are all completely tender, transfer to blender or use an immersion blender to make take out any lumps. Serve and enjoy!

 

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Win a Jeep Renegade!

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  • Buy $15.00 in Coca-Cola products and use your rewards phone number at checkout  between January 16th and March 12th, 2019 and be entered to win. ​
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Win a Jeep Renegade!

It’s the biggest giveaway of the year! Associated Food Stores, Coca-Cola®, Larry H. Miller and The Utah Jazz are teaming up to give away a Jeep Renegade and a $500 Gift Card in groceries!

How to Enter: ​

  • Buy $15.00 in Coca-Cola products and use your rewards phone number at checkout  between January 16th and March 12th, 2019 and be entered to win. ​
  • For each additional $15.00 spent, the more entries you gain. One entry per $15.00 spent. ​
  • You can check your entries by logging into your rewards account at any time.​

*Winner will be chosen by March 30th, 2019 and will need to travel to Salt Lake City to claim their prize at one of the Larry H. Miller car dealerships.*

No purchase necessary. To read promotion Terms and Conditions, click here.

beef stew with carrots and potatoes

Beef Stew

beef stew with carrots and potatoes

Don’t let the cold weather get you down. Warm up with this incredibly cozy and hearty beef stew! In our opinion, this pairs perfectly with fresh french bread from the bakery!

Ingredients:

2-4 tbs. oil

3 lb. chuck roast, cubed

1 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. pepper

1 onion, chopped

4 carrots, cut into thick slices

4 yukon potatoes, chopped

4 cups beef broth

1/4 cup tomato paste

1 bay leaf

1 tsp. thyme

4 cloves garlic, minced

2 tbs. butter

2 tbs. flour

 

Instructions:

Heat a large pot over medium high and add oil. Add cubed beef and brown on all sides. Once browned, remove from pot.

Melt butter in pot and add onion, carrots, and potatoes into the same pot. Let soften for 10-15 minutes. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute. Once softened, season with salt and pepper. Add flour and tomato paste and stir for 5 minutes to cook out the flour taste and brown the tomato paste. Add beef broth slowly.

Once all of the beef broth is added, add bay leaf and thyme and simmer for 2-2 1/2 hours. Serve and enjoy!

Charcuterie board assembly guide

Charcuterie Board 101

Charcuterie Board with Cheese, Meat, Fruit, and Spreads

Transport yourself on a trip across the world with these Charcuterie Board basics. Your creation will have your guests screaming “Brie mine” as soon as you place it on the table. The diversity of cheeses, meats, spreads and more will take your taste buds on a glorious ride of creating the perfect bite. Not only will it be the essential photo op to swoon over once it’s all gone, it will inspire your friends and family to challenge themselves with reinventing their own version for your future tasting pleasures.

First things first, cheese.

Cheese Options, Brie, Blue Cheese, and Gouda

Your cheese choices are the foundation to the perfect charcuterie board. We recommend challenging yourself with as many cheeses as you desire, but at minimum 3-4 kinds will give you the combination to start things off right. Taking one from each of these categories will hit the cheese palette necessities:

  • Firm
    • Your choice of firm cheeses can potentially be the most overwhelming with the variety we offer, but also the most recognizable to most cheese lovers. Providing your guests with something familiar is the base for the cheese portion of your board.
    • A few favorites that will please all cheese lovers are Parmesan, Manchego, Swiss or Gruyere.
  • Soft
    • Soft cheeses will be the fresh, creamy and easily spreadable types. Easy to eat on a cracker or bread, these types prevent the prolonged effort of slicing while everyone else waits their turn.
    • Select from crowd favorites like Brie, Fresh Mozzarella or Burrata, or change things up with Goat Cheese or Chevre for a tangy flavor.
  • Blue
    • Regardless if you love stinky cheese or not, the blue cheese family is a charcuterie board staple.
    • For the blue cheese lovers, we recommend Gorgonzola, Roquefort or Stilton.
  • Aged
    • The final category we recommend are of the aged and matured variety. The ripening of these cheeses in controlled conditions allows for a texture and flavor that stands apart from the others.
    • We recommend the classics like Gouda, Comte, and White Cheddar.

Next up, meat.

Salami, Crackers, and Cheese

Cured meats are an addition you can’t leave out. Nothing compares to the pairing of a delicious meat and cheese, a favorite across all ages. To ensure you hit the mark on pairings, include at least 2-3 different types of cured meats.

  • Popular choices are Prosciutto, Salami, Capicola, Pepperoni and Chorizo.

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Cracker Flavors, natural, cinnamon, chocolate, sweet lemon, and vanilla

While the cheese and meats are the star of the show, nothing completes the perfect bite without the crunch of a cracker or fullness of a bread. Gluten free individuals included, crackers lay a foundation for the perfect stack of charcuterie ingredients. We recommend hitting a few categories for ample satisfaction:

  • Plain options for the simpler folks, such as a French Baguette or natural flavored crackers. Adding the option of types infused with herbs may inspire some to venture outside of their comfort zone.
  • For those wanting to mix things up, options of a variety of crackers can challenge the palette. Cinnamon, Sweet Lemon, or Chocolate and Vanilla. We challenge you to try something new, and we promise you’ll discover a new favorite mixture of taste you never expected to love.
  • And for those who are unable to eat the above, a variety of gluten free crackers are welcomed on your board and are similarly delicious to their counterparts.

Fruitful Flavors.

Blackberries and Grapes

Not only will fruit add a much-needed color boost to your board, but the sweet flavors will complete the charcuterie family. Stick to traditional choices for those who will sway away from the bolder flavors, but pick from a variety of others to continue the exploration of your taste buds.

  • Grapes are a clear choice in our opinion, but the addition of seasonal fruits will work to most of your liking’s. Pomegranates and cranberries are a wonderful choice.
  • Don’t forget your dried fruits like figs or apricots.

Go Nuts.

Walnuts

An additional crunchy factor helps break things up with a bite between the richer choices. Mixing in familiar tastes is always a smart choice. But these additions continue to challenge the palette with some of the following options.

  • Classics like almonds, cashews, walnuts and more are always welcomed.
  • To adjust tradition, incorporate new flavors like sweet and spicy nuts or olive oil fried almonds.

Sweeten Up.

Brie Cheese with a honey drizzle

No charcuterie board is complete without a touch of sweetness. A drizzle of honey here, a dab of jam there, the choice is yours. We recommend a few choices to satisfy many palettes, such as:

  • Jams and spreads like raspberry, peach, blackberry and pomegranate help break up the taste.
  • Quality honey for those with a classic sweet craving help emphasize the cheese, in particular the Brie (the drizzle isn’t hard on the eyes either)!

Final Touches.

In case you don’t have enough on your plate, we have a few extras for the ultimate charcuterie fixings. Salty, sweet, and acidic flavors are the final touch. A few last recommendations for your pleasure:

  • Salty needs like marinated capers and olives add color and bite to your board.
  • Acidity like mustard and pickles are another classic staple.
  • Add some savory goodness like marinated red peppers to mix things up.
  • And of course, what is a charcuterie board without some dark chocolate shavings?

Make each charcuterie board your own, incorporating your favorite combinations of flavors. Challenge your friends and family with blends that may seem odd or outside the box. The never-ending board of beauty and flavor are perfect to start your gathering off just right. Happy plating!

Turkey Taco Bowl

Ground Turkey with Cheese, Salsa, and Chips in a meal prep container

Put some prep in your step with this turkey taco bowl recipe. The key to success is picking simple and delicious food that will taste great throughout the week. Try this recipe today and thank yourself later.

Ingredients:

1 package of ground turkey

Salsa of your choice

Shredded cheese or your choice

Sour cream

Chips of your choice

Taco seasoning (optional)

Instructions:

Take the ground turkey meat and cook over medium to high heat until browned and cooked through. Mix this with taco seasoning if desired.

Once cooked, choose the containers of your choice to divide your precooked meal.

Place cooked taco meat, then top with salsa, sour cream, and shredded cheese.

Take your choice of chips to pair on the side. Use these to scoop up your taco meat and create the perfect taco taste in just one small bite.

Reheat and continue to eat throughout the week. Happy prepping!

Zoodle Shrimp Scampi in container

Shrimp Scampi Zoodles Meal Prep

Zoodle Shrimp Scampi in container

Meal prep can be extremely rewarding. We have a yummy and healthy recipe for you to make ahead and have ready for a satisfying lunch or dinner.

Ingredients (For single serving, adjust measurements for multiple meal prepped meals)

1/4 pound small shrimp

2 tablespoons butter

1/2 garlic, minced

1 package zoodles

Directions

If shrimp are not deveined, devein, peel and remove tail before cooking.

To devein shrimp make a light slit down the back of the shrimp, in the middle Remove and discard black vain.

In a large pan on medium heat add butter and garlic. Stir while cooking for about 6 minutes or until butter is lightly browned. Add shrimp and cover in sauce. Stir shrimp to prevent burning. Once the shrimp turn a pink color and are slightly opaque turn down heat and add zoodles. Toss together until zoodles are warm.

Remove from heat and place in single serving container.

To reheat add a splash of water and microwave for about a minute and a half and then stir and continue microwaving, checking every 30 seconds, until shrimp and zoodles are warm.