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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!

Beef, Shiitake & Sweet Potato Pot Pies

Beef, Shiitake & Sweet Potato Pot Pies
Serves 6

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Certified Angus Beef® leftover roast, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 2 1/2 cups beef stock
  • 1 ounce dried shiitake mushrooms (18-20), cut in 1/4-inch slices
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1 onion, small dice
  • 1 sweet potato, small dice
  • 2/3 cup frozen peas
  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons grated parmesan
  • 2 teaspoons coarsely cracked black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh sage
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary
  • 6 (8-ounce) ramekins

Instructions

  1. Bring beef broth and shiitake mushrooms to a boil in a small saucepan. Turn off heat, cover and set aside to steep.
  2. Preheat oven to 375°F. Unfold puff pastry and roll out to about 10×15-inches. Cut six 5-inch circles, lay on a cookie sheet and refrigerate
  3. Melt 3 tablespoons butter in a large saucepan and simmer onions and sweet potato for 3-4 minutes. Stir in beef and peas. Remove from heat and transfer mixture to a mixing bowl and set aside.
  4. Place saucepan back on stove over medium heat. Melt remaining butter, add flour and whisk for 2 minutes. In half cup increments, whisk in stock with mushrooms. Simmer for two minutes while continually whisking. Stir in sour cream, 1/4 cup parmesan, pepper, sage and rosemary.
  5. Combine reserved beef mixture with sauce and divide among ramekins. Top with pastry circles, pressing firmly on sides. Cut five vent slits on each and top with remaining parmesan. Place pot pies on cookie sheet and bake until golden, 20-25 minutes.

Simple Caramel Apples

The last thing you need this time of year is a complicated recipe 🙂 Try out this tasty and simple caramel apple recipe to take to any of your holiday gatherings.

  • Kraft Caramels or Caramel Bits
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 Tablespoon water
  • 4 apples (we suggest granny smith)
  • wood sticks
  1. Rinse off your apples and pat them dry.
  2. Insert wood sticks into apples.
  3. Put wax paper onto a cookie sheet and spray with cooking spray.
  4. Mix caramels, vanilla and water in a medium saucepan over low heat until combined. Stir constantly.
  5. Dip apples into caramel mixture.
  6.  Place apples on wax paper.
  7. Refrigerate until caramel is set.

You can also try a spin on the traditional caramel apples and do a caramel apple bar. It is great for parties. Follow caramel recipe above but instead cut apples into slices right before party. Have sticks available for guests to spear the apples and dip into caramel sauce. Place an array of dipping toppings in small bowls. Some great topping ideas are sprinkles, crushed cookies, nuts, chocolate chips and graham cracker crumbs.

The Gift of Local

There is nothing better during the holiday season than supporting local businesses. We carry lots of local products to allow you that opportunity. Below is a list of local items you can come in and get today!

  • Stephen’s Hot Cocoa
  • Utah Truffles
  • Sweets Orange Sticks

And so much more! Check out our weekly ad, and then hurry in and get the gift of local today!

The Gift of Baking

During the holidays there is so much going on. Everyone is running around to get presents, neighbor gifts and so much more. These delicious homemade, holiday treats will be a delightful change for you and yours.

Very Berry Muffins-These delicious muffins only take about 30 minutes to make and are so yummy!

Apple Cinnamon Cake-This dish is guaranteed to be a neighborhood favorite.

Spicy Glazed Pecans-These are easy to whip up in just a little bit of time but still have that delicious taste!

Enjoy these yummy recipes this holiday season!

Gift Idea: DIY No-Sew Baking Treat Bags

Things you will need:

  • Baking mix
  • Fabric scrap 13×26
  • Ribbon or string
  • Decorative tags, floral, etc.

1.  Place baking mix bag above center of fabric.

2. Fold sides in towards the baking mix bag.

3. Bring bottom up and fold over top of baking mixture. Use string or ribbon to tie around the top of fabric ends. Add decorative elements for an added holiday touch.

If you use a boxed baking mix, remove the bag from box, cut out instructions on box and place in the fabric with baking mix bag.

Reuse your Thanksgiving Leftovers

The big meal is over. You think all the dishes are washed and put away. And now, your refrigerator has become a collection of Thanksgiving leftovers. Here are a few suggestions on how to reuse your smorgasbord into different meal ideas so your Thanksgiving goodness doesn’t go to waste!

Turkey Sandwich

Pull your turkey into bits and eat a fresh turkey sandwich. You can re-create your thanksgiving meal by using your leftover yams and cranberry sauce as a spread.

Turkey Salad

Add pulled turkey into a fresh, leafy-green salad. A delicious and healthy alternative, especially if you are feeling guilty from eating a little too much pumpkin pie.

Turkey Noodle Soup

Save your turkey and make a delicious turkey noodle soup. Turkey Soup is a great freezer meal, too. Think about pulling out a delicious turkey noodle soup on a cold winter day, or, when the family is at home with seasonal colds and flu.

Turkey Pot Pie

Reuse your turkey, mashed potatoes and vegetables for turkey potpies. This is another meal that freezes well and is easy to make.

Potatoes for Breakfast

Resue baked potatoes for breakfast. This is perfect with ham or bacon and eggs. Or you could use turkey and create a turkey hash!

Sweet Potato Waffles or Pound Cake

Why not make something sweet with your left over sweet potatoes? Try these scrumptious recipes:

Sweet Potato Pound Cake (link http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/sweet-potato-pound-cake)

Sweet Potato Waffles: (link http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/sweet-potato-waffles-recipe.html )

We hope you’ve had a wonderful Thanksgiving and wish you a healthy and happy holiday season. Don’t forget, we have covered with all your holiday meal needs, from last minute whipped topping, or, the perfect pumpkin pie.

Start your Thanksgiving with a Free Turkey

At Lin’s, we’re counting down the days to the ultimate throwback Thursday. That’s right, Thanksgiving is just around the corner and each year, we look back fondly on the traditions of yesteryear and the hope that tomorrow will bring just as many wonderful memories of food, family and fun.

Give yourself one more reason to be grateful, by entering our ultimate throwback Thursday drawing for a free turkey from our store. All you need to do is share your favorite throwback Thanksgiving memories or photos on our Facebook or Instagram page. Add your photo and check out all the fantastic former feasts by clicking here. You’ll receive one entry for a memory and two entries for a photo, so don’t be shy with those classic, Turkey-day pictures! Contest runs from 11/15-11/19; winners will be picked on November 20.

Plus, we have everything you need for another memorable Thanksgiving with a cornucopia of great deals on fresh and frozen turkeys, just-baked rolls, stuffing, cranberries, pie, ice cream…everything you need for another fabulous family fest. Click here to see our wide selection of seasonal savings.

Finally, if you want a delicious Thanksgiving dinner without the hassle, we’ve got you covered with a fuss-less feast at a fantastic price. The $99 turkey meal includes:

  • 11-13 lbs. of Jennie-O Cooked Turkey
  • 30 oz. Homestyle Stuffing
  • Two 24 oz. Cream Mashed Potatoes
  • 24 oz. Homestyle Gravy
  • 14 oz. Cranberry Sauce
  • 8 inch Beehive Pie
  • 12 ct. Beehive Rolls

For complete terms click here.