Category Archives: Lins

Give the Gift of Baking

The holidays are right around the corner which means two things: it’s baking time and it’s time to think about what to give to friends and family. 2020 has been an interesting year but that doesn’t mean it has to change the giving spirit of the holidays. You can still safely give to friends and family. We have a wonderland of holiday baking gift solutions in all our stores. We have put together just a few of the great options.

  1. Apple Fritter Bread: Share the freshness of our from-scratch apple fritter doughnut in a tasty loaf.
  2. Sugar Cookie Kits: Spending quality time with your family around the dinner table is so important, especially this year. Gift our sugar cookie kits for a night of sweetness and fun for all.
  3. Gingerbread House Kit: The holiday season is not complete without a gingerbread house making night. Grab one, throw a bow on it and spread the decorating joy.
  4. Cookie Cutter, Cookie Platers and Kitchen Hand Towels: Check out our holiday aisle for adorable non-food gift options that are the perfect addition to any baking gift.
  5. Holiday Cupcakes: Our bakery has fresh-made cupcakes that are adorable to look at and absolutely delectable to eat. Tie it with a ribbon and you have the perfect and simple neighbor gift.

Gluten-Free Almond Butter Swirl Brownies

These brownies are a delicious combination of flavors all while being gluten-free!

Ingredients

  • 1 (17-ounce) box gluten-free brownie mix
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup Full Circle Market™ Organic Unsalted Butter (1 stick), melted
  • ½ cup Full Circle Market™ Organic Creamy Almond Butter

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Prepare brownie batter as label directs with eggs and unsalted butter; spread in an 8-inch square baking dish sprayed with gluten free cooking spray.
  2. Heat almond butter in microwave oven for 30 seconds or until melted; pour over batter and swirl into batter with a dinner knife.
  3. Bake as label directs. Makes 16 brownies.
Bringing Baking Back Food Club Christmas Tree Brownies

Food Club®Christmas Tree Brownies

Bringing Baking Back Food Club Christmas Tree Brownies

Ingredients

  • Food Club® brownie mix
  • Food Club® white vanilla icing tub
  • Green food coloring
  • Holiday sprinkles
  • Food Club® pretzel sticks

Directions

  1. Line an 8×8 pan with foil and spray with cooking spray. Make brownies according to package directions and bake as directed. Cool brownies completely.
  2. Remove brownies from pan and cut into three rows. Then cut rows into alternating diagonals to end with tree triangles.
  3. Break pretzels sticks in half and insert half into bottom of brownie tree for trunk.
  4. Spoon half icing into small bowl. Add green food coloring and mix. Add colored icing into zip lock bag. Cut off small corner  and gently squeeze zig zags onto brownie trees. Add sprinkles.
  5. Enjoy!

Pumpkin Eggnog French Toast

The perfect holiday spin on classic french toast. Brioche bread slices drenched in a simple pumpkin eggnog mixture then cooked on a griddle until deliciously golden brown and topped with a tasty pumpkin butter.

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Prep: 10 minutes plus chilling   Cook: 18 minutes   Serves: 6

INGREDIENTS

  • ½ (29-ounce) can Food Club® 100% Pure Pumpkin
  • ½ cup plus 2 tablespoons Food Club® Sweet Cream Unsalted Butter, 4 tablespoons softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1⅓ cups eggnog
  • 1 teaspoon Food Club® Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon Food Club® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • ½ teaspoon Food Club® Iodized Salt
  • 1 pinch Food Club® Nutmeg
  • 12 (½-inch-thick) slices brioche bread
  • ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons Food Club® Original Syrup

DIRECTIONS

  1. In medium bowl, stir ¼ cup pumpkin and 4 tablespoons softened butter; refrigerate at least 30 minutes. Makes about ½ cup.
  2. In wide, shallow dish, whisk eggs, eggnog, cinnamon, vanilla extract, salt, nutmeg and remaining pumpkin. On griddle (or in large skillet), in 3 batches, melt 2 tablespoons butter over medium-high heat. Dip bread in egg mixture, turning to coat both sides and place on griddle; cook 6 minutes or until golden brown, turning once.
  3. Serve French toast topped with pumpkin-butter mixture drizzled with syrup.

Approximate nutritional values per serving (2 pieces toast, 1⅓ tablespoons pumpkin-butter, 1 tablespoon syrup): 549 Calories, 30g Fat (16g Saturated), 151mg Cholesterol, 533mg Sodium, 61g Carbohydrates, 4g Fiber, 28g Sugars, 10g Protein

Chef Tip

Serve with your favorite fresh fruit and bacon to complete your breakfast.

Holiday frosted sugar cookies

Holiday Sugar Cookies

Snowman, Christmas tree, and Snowglobe frosted sugar cookies

The Holidays are here which means it’s time to bust out your festive cookie cutters! Spend quality time with your family and friends creating delicious and edible works of art with classic sugar cookie dough and buttercream frosting.

Ingredients

  • 1 package sugar cookie dough
  • 1 cup butter
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tbs. milk
  • Food coloring

Instructions

  1. While the sugar cookie dough is still chilled, roll it out on a floured surface to 1/4 of an inch thickness and cut with into your favorite festive shapes. Bake according to the package instructions.
  2. While the cookies are baking, cream softened butter with a stand mixer or with a hand mixer until light and fluffy. Slowly ad the powdered sugar. Once the powdered sugar has been fully incorporated, add the vanilla and milk and whip until fluffy. Section the completed frosting into additional bowls and color as wanted.
  3. Once the cookies are cool, load up piping bags or plastic bags and start decorating! Happy Holidays!
Donovan Mitchell Shoes

Donovan Mitchell Shoe Giveaway

We’ve partnered with BODYARMOR to GIVEAWAY a pair of limited-edition Donovan Mitchell BODYARMOR shoes. Only 100 pairs of these special shoes were made, and they feature a colorway inspired by Mitchell’s favorite BODYARMOR flavor “Tropical Punch.” For a chance to win just purchase any BODYARMOR products using your rewards phone number now through December 13*!

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The Grand Prize winner will receive

  • one (1) pair of Donovan Mitchell x BODYARMOR custom Adidas shoes;
  • one (1) Donovan Mitchell x BODYARMOR custom mini-fridge;
  • one (1) BODYARMOR t-shirt; and
  • one (1) bottle of BODYARMOR Tropical Punch.

Ten secondary winners will receive one case of BODYARMOR drinks.

BODYARMOR is a premium, sports drink that provides superior hydration. It is packed with electrolytes, coconut water, and vitamins and is low in sodium and high in potassium. Created in 2011 by Mike Repole, BODYARMOR contains natural flavors and sweeteners and no colors from artificial sources. In 2017, BODYARMOR launched BODYARMOR LYTE, which has all the same nutrients as BODYARMOR Sports Drink but is naturally sweetened and has only 20 calories per serving. In August 2018, The Coca-Cola Company purchased a minority stake in BODYARMOR, making them the second-largest shareholder behind Repole.

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Food Club® Thanksgiving Leftover Pie

Don’t fear, we’ve got your Thanksgiving leftover solution right here! Use up all of your favorite Thanksgiving leftovers in one perfect pie. If you don’t have leftovers, but you still want to enjoy this pie, pick up Food Club® stuffing and cranberry sauce.

Ingredients:

Leftover stuffing

Leftover turkey

Leftover cranberry sauce

Leftover mashed potatoes

Instructions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease a pie tin.

Layer Stuffing, turkey, cranberry sauce evenly in the pie tin.

Top with mashed potatoes (we prefer piping the potatoes in a swirl pattern).

Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown and warmed through.

Turkey, Cranberry and Brie Grilled Cheese

Don’t settle for an average grilled cheese. Add brie to your favorite Thanksgiving leftovers for a gooey and delicious grilled cheese.

Ingredients:

Leftover turkey

Leftover cranberry sauce

Brie

Preferred bread

Butter

Instructions:

Heat a medium pan over medium heat with 1 tbs. butter in the bottom.

Lay one piece of bread flat in the pan and top with brie, turkey and cranberry sauce to your liking. Top with a second piece of bread.

Cook for 5-7 minutes until golden brown and slightly melty. Flip and cook for 3-5 minutes more.