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Mixed Vegetable Gratin

Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 40 minutes Total time: 45 minutes Serves: 10

Ingredients

  • 2 (16-ounce) bags Food Club California Blend Vegetables, thawed
  • 5 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 1/2 cups Food Club Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 (6-ounce) box Food Club Cornbread Stuffing Mix
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F and coat a baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Pat thawed vegetables dry with paper towels and set aside.
  2. In a large pot over medium heat melt 3 tablespoons butter. Add flour and whisk until completely incorporated. Cook, stirring frequently, for 1 minute.
  3. Add milk, whisking constantly, and bring to a boil. Add salt, pepper, mustard, cheddar and parmesan cheeses. Mix until combined and remove from heat. Fold in vegetables until thoroughly combined. Transfer to prepared baking dish.
  4. In a medium bowl, melt butter in the microwave. Add cornbread stuffing and toss to combine. Sprinkle mixture evenly over vegetable gratin and bake for 30 minutes, or until the center is hot and the top is golden-brown. Garnish with chopped parsley.

Ham-Stuffed Mushrooms

Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 45 minutes Total time: 60 minutes Serves: 16

Ingredients:

  • 16 large cremini mushrooms
  • 1 cup Food Club Panko Bread Crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 small yellow onion, minced
  • 1 small red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 small green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon Food Club Italian Seasoning
  • 1 cup Food Club Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1 cup cooked ham, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley, plus more for garnish

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Remove mushroom stems and use a spoon to scoop out dark mushroom gills, being careful not to break mushroom caps. Place mushrooms cup-side-up on a rimmed baking sheet and set aside
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add bread crumbs and cook, stirring frequently until golden brown, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a bowl to cool and wipe out skillet. Add remaining olive oil and onion, red pepper, green pepper, salt, and Italian seasoning. Cook until vegetables have softened, about 7 minutes. Transfer mixture to a large bowl and let cool 5 minutes. Add mozzarella cheese, ham, and parsley. Stir to combine.
  3. Generously stuff each mushroom with filling mixture. Top with bread crumbs and bake for 25 minutes, or until mushrooms are tender. Garnish with fresh parsley.
Food Club Chocolate Chips Bag and Bowl of Pretzels with Marshmallow Bottoms that look like bunnies

Cotton Tails

Food Club Chocolate Chips Bag and Bowl of Pretzels with Marshmallow Bottoms that look like bunnies

It’s a Hoppy Easter with these marshmallow cotton tails. What’s better than a tasty and adorable treat?

Ingredients

  • Food Club® Pretzels
  • Marshmallows
  • Food Club® White Chocolate Chips
  • Pink Food Coloring

Method

  1. Start by grabbing a baking sheet and lining it with wax/parchment paper. Layout desired amounts of pretzels and place marshmallows on top.
  2. Broil for 2-3 minutes or until marshmallows are cooked to your liking. Set aside.
  3. Separate 1/4 of the white chocolate chips out. Put both portions into microwave-safe bowls and heat until melted. Color the smaller portion with pink food coloring. Add your melted chocolate into a plastic baggie. Cut the corner off for piping.
  4. Layout a separate piece of wax paper and pipe the shape of the bunny feet with the white chocolate. Let it dry and then follow with the pink colored chocolate to create the pads of the feet.
  5. Take a piece of the large marshmallow and make into a small ball for the tail (you could also use mini marshmallows for this).
  6. Plate your cottontails and enjoy your adorable treat!
sugar cookies with chocolate candy eggs on top

Food Club® Bird’s Nest Sugar Cookies

sugar cookies with chocolate candy eggs on top

These bird’s nest sugar cookies are sure to be the hit of your Easter themed treats. They’re easy to make, and even easier to eat. Happy baking!

Ingredients:

Food Club® Sugar Cookie Chub

Candy Coated Chocolate Eggs

Instructions:

Follow the Food Club® sugar cookie instructions and preheat your oven to required degree.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Slice and shape the cookie dough to create the nest.

Bake for 5-7 minutes until cooked about halfway through. Take them out of the oven and carefully press the chocolate eggs into each cookie.

Bake for remaining 3-5 minutes until golden brown. When finished, let them cool before eating.

Serve, and enjoy!

Spicy Roasted Garlic Dip

Even if your brackets are already busted… you can never lose with this delicious Spicy Roasted Garlic Dip.​

Ingredients

  • 2 bulbs garlic
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon minced chives

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Slice top 1/2-inch off each garlic bulb. Place bulbs cut-side-up on aluminum foil. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt. Crimp foil to seal and bake for 30-40 minutes, or until garlic is soft and golden-brown. Let cool completely.
  2. Combine mayonnaise, sour cream, lemon juice, and cayenne pepper in a food processor. Squeeze roasted garlic cloves into mixture and process until smooth. Season, to taste, with more salt or cayenne pepper.
  3. Garnish with chives and serve room temperature or chilled.

Corned Beef Pretzel Melts

St. Patrick’s Day🍀 is coming so get in the Leprechaun spirit with these fun Corned Beef Pretzel Melts!​

Ingredients

  • 2 boxes Crav’n Flavor Soft Pretzels
  • 6 tablespoons Thousand Island Dressing
  • 1 pound corned beef, sliced
  • 6 slices provolone cheese
  • 1/2 cup dill pickle chips ​

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Bake pretzels according to package directions. Let cool for 2-3 minutes.
  2. Take 6 pretzels and spread with dressing. Top with corned beef and provolone cheese. Transfer to a rimmed baking sheet and bake for 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
  3. Top with pickle chips, more dressing, and remaining soft pretzels. Serve immediately.​

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

Recipe

  1. In a medium saucepan, mix together cream cheese, sour cream, mozzarella and parmesan until they are all melted together.
  2. Remove spinach from package and drain by applying pressure.
  3. Next, drain artichokes and chop to the size of your liking.
  4. 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.
  5. Remove from heat and serve with your choice of bread, crackers, etc.
Basket with produce

February Produce Guide

Produce in basket

February Produce Guide

We are pretty sure February has some of the best fruits and vegetables in season! We have tips for picking out the best produce from the store and then some fun ways to use them.

Apples

Apples –

Honeycrisp, Pink Lady, Gala, Fuji, Granny Smith, Golden Delicious…just to name a few, we love apples of all kinds. When picking your apples from the store notice the fragrance, ready to eat apples often have a yummy aroma. Sliced apples and peanut butter are a perfect go-to snack. If you want a fun apple-flavored sauce, try this Slower Cooker Apple Butter. 

Cauliflower

Cauliflower –

Cauliflower has been getting a lot of attention lately because it is so easy to use as a substitute. Think cauliflower pizza crust, cauliflower tator (but not tator…) tots, cauliflower rice, and so on. Cauliflower in a salad with some bacon, cheese, and creamy dressing is a wonderful option. However you choose to use your cauliflower, you want to make sure you are buying the freshest option. Look for a cauliflower with even colored florets and bright, fresh-looking leaves that feels heavy. 

Grapes

Grapes –

Everyone has their favorite between red and green grapes, but whether you’re a red grape team or a green grape team it is hard to turn down nice big, firm, and plump grapes. When you are buying your grapes make sure the fruit has a nice color (either yellow-green or mostly red). Sometimes you will notice a white, waxy coating on grapes; this is called bloom. Bloom is safe to eat, it forms to help grapes with moisture loss, however, it is always a good idea to rinse any produce before eating. Grape salad is always a favorite – mix together some sour cream, cream cheese with some brown sugar and grapes, and any other add-ins.

Pears

Pears –

While pears are loved for their amazing flavor and juicy texture, sometimes knowing how to choose them at the store can be a deterrent to buying them. When purchasing a pear to enjoy immediately you want to buy one that is a little soft near the stem. If you plan to wait a few days, buy a pear that is firm. You can speed up the ripening process of pears by placing them in a brown bag with an apple or banana, or you can simply wait a few days and let it ripe on the counter.  While fresh pears are delicious on their own, you can substitute pears in an apple cobbler or add some to a butternut soup for a fun variation.

Tangerines

Tangerines –

Tangerines are the perfect little package of goodness! You want to choose firm to semi-soft ones that are heavy and have a beautiful orange color. Store them in the fridge in order to keep them fresher for longer.  A warm tangerine cake with a yummy glaze will become a family favorite. Tangerines are also fun to add to a chicken stir fry to give it a fresh, citrus flavor.

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

  1. To start, preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Get a baking sheet and prep it with lined baking paper (parchment, aluminum foil, etc.)
  3. 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.
  4. In a bowl, mix together butter, thyme, parsley, and oregano.
  5. 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.
  6. Next comes the cheese. Start by stuffing placing the mozzarella into the bread cracks.
  7. 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.
  8. Once melted, remove the foil and sprinkle your parmesan cheese over the loaf.
  9. Place loaf back in the oven for another 5 minutes, or until melted and golden brown.
  10. Once cooked, add more fresh parsley for garnish and flavoring.
  11. Plate, pull, enjoy!
Cookies dipped in pink frosting with edible eyes

Lovebug Cookies

Cookies dipped in pink frosting with edible eyes

Make these Lovebug cookies for the perfect family treat! Celebrate Valentines Day with these adorable and delicious dipped cookies to share with all of your loved ones.

Ingredients1

1 package of chocolate sandwich cookies

1 bag of white chocolate chips (or any chocolate you’d like)

Red food coloring

Sprinkles

1 package of candy eyeballs

Shop all ingredients here

Instructions

  1. Start this family fun activity by lining a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Melt chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl until softened. Mix in red food coloring until you reach the color you like.
  3. Take your sandwich cookies, and dip about halfway in. Coat both sides if possible. Lay dipped cookies onto baking sheet.
  4. Sprinkle dipped cookies with sprinkles of your choice. Then add the candy eyeballs by using the leftover chocolate as glue.
  5. Leave cookies to set and chocolate to harden. Put it in the freezer to speed up the process.
  6. Serve, and enjoy!