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watermelon and blueberry star shaped skewers

Fruit Sparklers

watermelon and blueberry star shaped skewers

These fruit sparklers are sure to be the star of your 4th of July festivities. They’re easy to make, and even easier to enjoy!

Ingredients:

1 whole watermelon

16 oz fresh blueberries

Skewers

Instructions:

Slice watermelon into 1 inch thick, vertical slices. Then use a small star shaped cookie cutter to make your shapes. This is possible to achieve from making a star out of a knife, which we wish you luck on this endeavor!

Add about 10 blueberries onto your skewers, and leave a bit of room at the bottom for room to hold.

Add your watermelon star to the top of the skewer and your fruit sparklers are ready to go. Cover and refrigerate for a later snack. Enjoy!

Ways to Celebrate Memorial Day

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Are you looking for ways to celebrate this Memorial Day holiday? Memorial Day marks the beginning of the summer which is celebrated with BBQ’s, picnics and spending time with family and friends. Make sure to find time this Memorial Day to remember and honor what the day stands for. Here are some great ideas:

  1. Decorate with Flags: Visit a local cemetery and place flags on gravestones of veterans. Don’t forgot to decorate your home with flags to show appreciation for those who have and are serving in the armed forces.
  2. Participate in the National Moment of Remembrance: At 3 pm on Memorial Day pause for one minute and remember those who have and are serving in the armed forces.
  3. Thank a veteran: Have you family visit family members or friends that have served. Listen to their experiences. If you do not have veterans close you can take a moment to write letters.
  4. Attend a parade: Some towns have parades on Memorial Day. You can find information for events on city websites.

Too see our Memorial Day savings, click here.

bacon lettuce and tomato sandwich

Bacon Weave BLT

Bacon lettuce and tomato sandwich

Time to celebrate national BLT month! Weave your way into deliciousness with this BLT sandwich… emphasis on the bacon! Be sure to shop our Weekly Ad to pick up the ingredients at a great price.

Click here for the recipe video.

Ingredients:

12 slices smoked bacon, cut crosswise in half

3 tablespoons mayonnaise

1½ teaspoons chopped fresh basil leaves

1½ teaspoons sriracha chili sauce

8 slices favorite bread, toasted

8 thick slices tomatoes

¼ teaspoon salt

½  teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

8 slices pepper Jack cheese

4 large lettuce leaves

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 400°; line rimmed baking pan with parchment paper. Assemble bacon into 4 bacon weaves on prepared pan (see step-by-step assembly how-to); bake 20 minutes or until browned and crispy.

In small bowl, stir mayonnaise, basil and chili sauce.

Evenly spread 4 slices of toast with Sriracha-Basil Mayo; evenly top with tomatoes and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Evenly top with bacon weaves, cheese and lettuce; close sandwiches and cut in half.

How-to make a bacon weave:

You need 3 uncooked bacon slices cut crosswise in half for each bacon weave. Weave as shown in steps 1-4 below.

Bake in center of 400° preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes.
Transfer to paper towel-lined plate to drain.

Chef Tip:

Try this sandwich with Lemon-Thyme Mayonnaise by stirring together 3 tablespoons mayonnaise, 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard, 1 teaspoon lemon zest and ½ teaspoon chopped fresh thyme leaves.

Approximate nutritional values per serving: 633 Calories, 37g Fat (12g Saturated), 142mg Cholesterol, 1234mg Sodium, 55g Carbohydrates, 1g Fiber, 19g Protein

bacon lettuce and tomato sandwich

Bacon Weave BLT

Bacon lettuce and tomato sandwich

Time to celebrate national BLT month! Weave your way into deliciousness with this BLT sandwich… emphasis on the bacon! Be sure to shop our Weekly Ad to pick up the ingredients at a great price.

Click here for the recipe video.

Ingredients:

12 slices smoked bacon, cut crosswise in half

3 tablespoons mayonnaise

1½ teaspoons chopped fresh basil leaves

1½ teaspoons sriracha chili sauce

8 slices favorite bread, toasted

8 thick slices tomatoes

¼ teaspoon salt

½  teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

8 slices pepper Jack cheese

4 large lettuce leaves

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 400°; line rimmed baking pan with parchment paper. Assemble bacon into 4 bacon weaves on prepared pan (see step-by-step assembly how-to); bake 20 minutes or until browned and crispy.

In small bowl, stir mayonnaise, basil and chili sauce.

Evenly spread 4 slices of toast with Sriracha-Basil Mayo; evenly top with tomatoes and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Evenly top with bacon weaves, cheese and lettuce; close sandwiches and cut in half.

How-to make a bacon weave:

You need 3 uncooked bacon slices cut crosswise in half for each
bacon weave. Weave as shown in steps 1-4 below.

Bake in center of 400° preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes.
Transfer to paper towel-lined plate to drain.

Chef Tip:

Try this sandwich with Lemon-Thyme Mayonnaise by stirring together 3 tablespoons mayonnaise, 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard, 1 teaspoon lemon zest and ½ teaspoon chopped fresh thyme leaves.

Approximate nutritional values per serving: 633 Calories, 37g Fat (12g Saturated), 142mg Cholesterol, 1234mg Sodium, 55g Carbohydrates, 1g Fiber, 19g Protein

Corned Beef and Cabbage on a White Plate

Corned Beef and Cabbage

Corned Beef and Cabbage on a White Plate

Eat and celebrate like the Irish this week with this corned beef and cabbage recipe. A delicious meal filled with luck!

Ingredients:

1 (3- to 4-pound) corned beef brisket with seasoning packet

1 large onion, cut into 8 wedges

8 medium red potatoes, halved

6 small carrots

1 small head cabbage, cut into 8 wedges

Coarse grain mustard for serving (optional)

Instructions:

In Dutch oven or large saucepot, add brisket and seasoning packet; add enough cold water to cover. Heat to boiling over high heat; reduce heat to low. Add onion; cover and cook 3 hours.

Add potatoes, carrots and cabbage; cook 30 minutes or until vegetables are tender.

To serve, slice corned beef across the grain; serve with vegetables and mustard, if desired.

Chef Tip:
Try using rainbow heirloom carrots for additional color.

Approximate nutritional values per serving: 676 Calories, 38g Fat (13g Saturated), 194mg Cholesterol, 1976mg Sodium, 43g Carbohydrates, 7g Fiber, 41g Protein

Celebrate Mom

How are you celebrating mom this Mother’s Day?

Every mother likes to be reminded that she is loved and her hard work is appreciated. This Mother’s Day show your mother how much you care in a different and simple way. We have put together a list of creative ways to do that; whether with a beauty basket or her favorite treat.

  • Beauty Basket: A beauty basket for my beautiful mother. Happy Mother’s Day!
  • Fruit Basket: You are one in a melon and a grape mom. Orange you glad you are the apple of my eye?  Thanks for being the berry best mom ever!
  • Baked Goods Basket: I “donut” know what I would do without you Mom. So here is a little yummy for your tummy to say thanks! Happy Mother’s Day!
  • Oreo’s: Thanks to you mom I am one smart cookie.
  • Reese’s: There are a million “Reese’s” why I love you Mom!
  • LifeSavers: You are a LifeSaver Mom!
  • Extra gum: I hope this Mother’s Day is “Extra” special just like you.
  • Almond Joy: It is a joy to have you as my Mom!
  • Nuts: I am totally “nuts” about how amazing you are!
  • Popcorn: “POP, POP, POP, POP, oh what a great mom we’ve got!”
  • M&M’s: You are a Magnificent & Marvelous MOM!

Whether you decide to get mom a beauty basket or her favorite treat, we have some great savings for the month of May that are perfect for any mom.

Check out our fresh floral department for beautiful bouquets and hanging baskets all moms will adore.

Your local grocery store has all the products listed above, cards, gift cards and flowers to impress mom this Mother’s Day.

 

Celebrate National Doughnut Day!

Doughnut lovers have been celebrating National Doughnut Day since 1938! The first Friday in June celebrates the work of the Salvation Army Doughnut Lassies who served doughnuts to soldiers stationed in France during WWI. Times were rough and moral was low, so Ensign Margaret Sheldon and Adjutant Helen Purviance began to fry doughnuts in soldier’s helmets and handed them out with coffee. The first official National Doughnut Day was held in Chicago during the great depression to celebrate the Dough Lassies and raise money for struggling families. Today, the holiday continues as a fun excuse to eat our favorite bakery treat.

Everyone has their go-to doughnut variety, but for some, their favorite doughnut hasn’t even been made yet. This year we gave kids the chance to turn their doughnut dreams into reality with our Design a Doughnut contest. Check out some of the submissions. One lucky kid from each of our stores will have their doughnut made on June 2.