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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!

Mini Pumpkin Pot Pies

These Mini Pumpkin Pot Pies are the perfect individual side for your Thanksgiving festivities!

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 40 minutes
Total time: 50 minutes

Serves 8

Ingredients
  • Food Club Non-Stick Cooking Spray
  • 4 cups Food Club Shredded Hash Browns, thawed
  • 1 cup Food Club Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 3 tablespoons Food Club Sweet Cream Butter, Unsalted
  • 3 tablespoons Food Club All-Purpose Flour
  • 3 cups Food Club Whole Milk
  • 1 (15-ounce) can Food Club 100% Pure Pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 (24-ounce) bag Food Club Frozen Mixed Vegetables
  • ● 1 (32-ounce) bag Food Club Frozen Tater Tots
Method

1.Preheat oven to 375°F. Coat 8 ramekins with cooking spray. In a large bowl mix together hash browns, cheddar cheese and beaten egg until thoroughly combined. Press 1/2 cup of hash brown mixture into each ramekin to create a crust. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes or until light golden brown.

2. While crusts bake melt butter over medium heat in a large skillet. Whisk in flour and cook,
stirring frequently, for 2 minutes. Gradually whisk in milk until smooth. Bring to a boil then
reduce heat to low. Stir in pumpkin puree, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper until
combined. Add mixed vegetables and simmer for 2 minutes.
3. Divide mixture evenly between ramekins and top with frozen tater tots.
4. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until bubbling and golden-brown on top.

Bringing Baking Back Food Club Turkey Pot Pies

Food Club®Turkey Pot Pies

Bringing Baking Back Food Club Turkey Pot Pies

Individualize this classic meal with these single-serve Turkey Pot Pies. This also makes a great way to use left over Thanksgiving turkey!  

Ingredients

Food Club® Pie crust 

2 cups turkey, pulled  

1 can Food Club® mixed vegetables, drained 

1 can Food Club® cream of chicken soup 

Food Club® Salt and pepper to taste 

Directions

Heat oven to 400 degrees and grease ramekins.

Unroll pie crust and cut into a circle the size of your ramekins. 

Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl. 

Divide mixture into ramekins and top with puff pastry circles. 

Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown. 

Bite sized pumpkin pie.

Food Club®Mini Pumpkin Pies

Bite sized pumpkin pie.

All the flavors of Homemade Pumpkin Pie packed into perfect portable fall dessert – Easy Pumpkin Pie Bites.

Ingredients

Food Club® pie crusts (2)  

Food Club® 8 oz. brick softened cream cheese  

Food Club® 1 can pumpkin puree  

Food Club® sugar, 1 Cup  

Food Club® vanilla, 1 tsp  

Food Club® Pumpkin Pie spice, 1 tsp  

Food Club® whipped cream

Directions  

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Spray mini cupcake pan.

Roll pie crust cut and place in the center of the cupcake pan. Mold dough to fit cupcake tin.  

Mix cream cheese and sugar. Then add pumpkin, vanilla and pumpkin pie spice.  

Place a dollop of mixture into the mini crusts.  

Bake until the edges are golden brown, about 15-20 minutes.  

Allow to cool. Top with whipped cream and serve.

Beef Stew

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!

Celebrate Halloween Safely

Safety is top priority for this year.  Follow these guidelines from halloween2020.org to ensure a safe experience for everyone. 

1. Take the Safe House pledge and register as an official Halloween Safe House​. Get the pledge here >>

2. Don’t hand out candy if you are sick​.

3. Wear a face mask covering both your mouth and nose​.

4. Use duct tape to mark 6-foot lines in front of homes and leading to driveway / front door-step​.

5. Participate in one-way trick or treating​:

  • Position a distribution table between yourself and trick or treaters​
  • Distribute candy on a disinfected surface to eliminate direct contact​
  • If you are preparing goodie bags, wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds before and after preparing bags​
  • Individually wrapped candy or goodie bags should be lined up for families to grab and go while social distancing​

6. Wash hands often​.

Learn more about Halloween2020.org.

  • Stay home if sick​
  • Trick or treat with people you live with​
  • Remain 6 feet apart from people not in your household​
  • Wear a face mask covering BOTH your mouth and nose​
  • Hand sanitize (60% alcohol) frequently while out​
  • Wash your hands as soon as you return home​

Parents 

  • Stay home if sick​
  • Talk with your children about trick or treating safety​
  • Guide children to stay on the right side of the road and ensure social distance​
  • Carry a flashlight ​
  • Wear a face mask covering both mouth and nose​
  • Wash your hands as soon as you return home​
  • Inspect candy
  • Limit the amount of friends and family in attendance​
  • Use your garage, front/back yard or cul-de-sac (preferably open-air space) ​
  • Have socially distanced chairs/tables/blankets 

Check out Halloween2020.org to learn more.

veggie and meat kabobs on a grill smoking

Build Your Own Kabob

veggie and meat kabobs on a grill smoking

Grilling calls for a variety of recipes, with kabobs coming in on top! Whether it’s a fajita style skewer or a veggie medley, these tips and tricks will make sure your kabobs are the talk of the BBQ.

Kabob Grilling 101

  • Preheat the grill until you reach a consistent temperature before placing any skewers on it. We recommend around 375 degrees.
  • Be sure to cut your meat and vegetables into similar sizes so they can cook evenly.
  • Assess the space on the grill, and cut your meat and vegetables larger than the space between the griddles so they have a larger surface area of heat.
  • Submerge your wooden skewers in water before cooking to avoid burning the wood.
  • In order to create the desired grill marks, be sure to let your kabob settle and cook long enough before rotating them.
  • Add some olive or vegetable oil onto your kabobs before placing them on the grill.
  • It is helpful to set a timer with each turn to ensure each side of the kabob gets even heat.
  • Grilling your kabob at a consistent medium heat than cranking the heat up too high. This will help you avoid a tough and burned kabob.

Average Cooking Times

  • Most meats cook for around 12-15 minutes.
  • Fish should take around 10 minutes.
  • Veggies should take around 8-10 minutes.

Build Your Own Kabob

Try some of our favorite kabob pairings!

  • Steak, Potato & Bell Peppers
    • Stack together seasoned steak, cubed potatoes, and bell peppers to make this delicious kabob.
  • Lemon & Garlic Shrimp
    • Add some citrus flavor to your shrimp skewer and top with garlic, basil and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Veggie Medley
    • Line up mushrooms, bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, red onion, zucchini and more for the ultimate veggie medley. Top with olive oil, lemon juice, and garlic to complete the palette.
  • Grilled Chicken
    • Cube chicken breasts into 1 inch pieces and pair with yellow bell pepper, zucchini, and red onion. Top with olive oil, soy sauce, honey and minced garlic medley. Top with salt and pepper.
  • Meat Only
    • Take your favorite meat and throw it on a skewer. Top with salt and pepper to taste and olive oil for browning. Pair with veggie kabobs as a side.

Food Club Tuna Melt

Elevate your classic tuna Sandwich easily for a twist on a lunch favorite. Find our recommended additions below.

Ingredients:

  • 2 slices of your favorite bread
  • 1 can Food Club Tuna
  • 1/4 cup Food Club Mayonnaise
  • 1 tbs. Lemon Juice
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Handful of sprouts
  • Freshly cut tomato

Instructions:

Start toasting 2 slices of bread in the toaster or in a pan. In a medium bowl, mix tuna, mayo, lemon juice and salt and pepper. Once your toast has finished, layer tomato, tuna mixture and sprouts on top for the ultimate tuna sandwich.

Street Corn Guacamole

What do you get when you combine street corn and guacamole? A to-die-for chip dip that will keep everyone dipping.

What you’ll need:

  • 4 avocados, peeled
  • 1 small red onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 roma tomato, diced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • lime juice of 2 limes
  • 1 can corn
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne
  • 3/4 cup cotija cheese

In a large bowl, combine avocados, onion, cloves, tomato, cilantro, salt & pepper and lime juice with a potato masher kitchen tool or something similar. Set aside.

In a medium bowl, mix together corn, sour cream, chili powder, cayenne and cotija cheese.

Mix half of corn mixture into avocado mixture. Place in serving bowl. Top with other half of corn mixture. 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!