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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!

Your Holiday One Stop Shop

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The holidays are here and the shopping lists are growing so let us make your celebrations a little easier. At Macey’s we have everything you need for everyone on your list–from the grandparents down to the little ones–we’ve got you covered. Get your holiday gift shopping done while you cross off your grocery list.

Here are just a  few of the great gift ideas we have at Macey’s!

  • Gift Cards: According to parade.com and the National Retail Federation, when asked what they would like for a gift this holiday, six in 10 people replied, “gift cards.”So stop by our store today and pick up a gift you know they will use.2
  • Scratch Made Sugar Cookies: We do all the baking, you and your family do all the decorating! Learn more about our sugar cookies here.maceys_sugarcookiesemail550x175
  • Oranges: Sweet citrus is a great gift idea for all.  Everyone loves oranges at Christmas time. Check out this deal and more on our weekly ad here.
  • Sweets Chocolates: The holidays wouldn’t be complete with Sweets–Orange Sticks, Raspberry Sticks or the grand selection of Sweets bulk candy. They are great for gift giving and make the perfect stocking stuffer. 
  • Stephen’s Hot Chocolate: Keep your family and friends warm this holiday season by giving the gift of warm hot chocolate. Stephen’s Hot Chocolate is a staple for every holiday home.

Happy gifting and happy shopping!

Simplify Holiday Cooking with Augason Farms

Whether you and your family like to eat them on their own or add to a favorite recipe, there’s no denying that vegetables are an essential part of any holiday cooking. Even the pickiest eaters can’t resist those traditional hearty dishes that are a staple at Thanksgiving dinner.

This month, Macey’s and Augason Farms are teaming up to offer you a great deal on freeze-dried and dehydrated vegetables that will be sure to simplify your holiday cooking. Because while everyone loves the food served at Thanksgiving dinner, no one likes to be stuck in the kitchen all day chopping, dicing and slicing when they really want to be spending time with family who traveled to be together just for the holiday. This Thanksgiving, Augason Farms can help you save time in the kitchen so you can really enjoy the holiday.

In-Store Savings for Your Thanksgiving Dinner

All Thanksgiving dinners have their indispensible seasoned stuffing mix, and Augason Farms is making it even better for you this year. During the month of November, when you purchase any two Augason Farms vegetable items, you’ll receive $2 off Stuffing Mix. Speaking of which, no stuffing mix is complete without Augason Farm’s dehydrated onions and celery, which saves you from the worry of cutting and chopping (or getting teary-eyed while doing it) and gives that stuffing a traditional flavor you all love!

Simplified Holiday Recipe Ideas

Stuffing isn’t the only dish you’ll need to go along with the turkey this year. Here are a few other ideas for simplifying your holiday cooking on Thanksgiving with Augason Farms veggies:

Melt-In-Your-Mouth Mashed Potatoes

You’ve washed, peeled, chopped, and boiled your potatoes only to realize you were so distracted checking on the turkey you boiled them too long! If this is a familiar story, cut out the time and the hassle of made-from-scratch mashed potatoes this year and instead let Augason Farms do the work for you, but still enjoy the same great taste. Augason Farms Potato Gems are complete mashed potatoes that just require water and heat! There’s practically no labor and no stress involved. If you want to add an extra twist to these, try add-ins like:

  • Cream cheese
  • Sour cream
  • Butter
  • Garlic
  • Fresh herbs like chives and parsley

With the delicious taste of these potato gems, you’ll have everyone fooled that you didn’t slave away in the kitchen all day just to make them!

Crockpot Cream Corn

Finding space in the oven is a struggle each year for all of those warm, hearty sides you want to serve along with your turkey. Free up some space with this delicious crockpot recipe for cream corn! Use Augason Farms Freeze Dried Sweet Corn in this recipe to get that just-picked flavor in this dish that many consider to be a true comfort food.

In a crockpot, just combine:

  • 20-30 oz. Augason Farms Freeze Dried Sweet Corn (rehydrated)
  • 8 oz. Augason Farms Cheese Blend Powder
  • ½ cup Augason Farms Butter Powder
  • ½ cup Morning Moo’s Low Fat Milk Alternative
  • 1 tsp. Augason Farms Iodized Salt
  • ½ tsp. pepper

Cook on high for 2-3 hours or until all ingredients are melted and combine easily when stirred. It’s really that simple!

Easy Spinach Artichoke Dip

Every Thanksgiving gathering needs some delicious appetizers to keep everyone’s hunger at bay while the turkey is finishing up. This recipe only requires a few ingredients and a couple minutes to put together. Plus, with Augason Farms Dehydrated Spinach Flakes, making this yummy appetizer is even easier!

In a pan over medium heat, combine the following until melted:

  • 8 oz. Augason Farms Cheese Blend Powder
  • ½ cup sour cream or Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded

Then stir in:

  • 1 cup Augason Farms Dehydrated Spinach Flakes (rehydrated)
  • 14 oz. artichoke hearts (chopped)

Cook for 1-2 minutes over medium heat, stir in 4 minced garlic cloves, then season with salt and cayenne pepper.

Here’s to a delicious, easy (and stress-free) Thanksgiving!

Kid Friendly Baking Tips

Baking is the perfect pastime during the holidays. The house smells great and the treats are delicious. Sometimes though, the kids get curious which can make a quick recipe take a lot longer. Here are some tips to help you bake that delicious treat while letting your little ones help out.

  1. Keep the recipe simple-Kids will stay more focused if the recipe is quick and easy. Make sure the ingredients are few and the preparing is simple and fun.
  2. Make it a game-Whether it is cutting shapes out of your dough or rolling out the dough, see who can do it the best or the fastest. This will keep your little ones attention on the task at hand.
  3. Make it a design-Make your baking masterpiece into a design. Witch’s hats, a smiley face or any other design you can think of will keep your kid smiling and they will love to help create it.
  4. Let them do it themselves-Find a recipe where everything is already made and let your kid do the assembling themselves. They will be so proud to show you what they have done.

These recipes incorporate these tips and are sure to keep your kid smiling.

Peach Cobbler

Mini Pumpkin Pies

Witch Hats

Spider Cupcakes

Donut Sundaes

Enjoy!

Holiday Price Lock

The holidays are here so come in and find festive savings with our Holiday Low Price Lock. Check out the items below and in our weekly ad that we have locked down with wonderful savings.

Low Price Lock is our seasonal price program that locks down prices on the items you use the most. The prices are changed out every 8 weeks and follow the seasons winter, spring, summer and fall and holiday.

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Holiday Price Lock

The holidays are here so come in and find festive savings with our Holiday Low Price Lock. Check out the items below and in our weekly ad that we have locked down with wonderful savings.

Low Price Lock is our seasonal price program that locks down prices on the items you use the most. The prices are changed out every 8 weeks and follow the seasons winter, spring, summer and fall and holiday.

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Reason #7 to use Macey’s Anywhere

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Saving you time during the busy holiday season!

Planning for one of the biggest dinners of the year is a lot of work, we get it. We want to help you maximize your time so you can host the most amazing Thanksgiving ever!

Macey’s Anywhere helps you plan your menu as you go, allowing you to add items to your cart as you get time. When you’re ready, select your pickup time and checkout, it’s that easy!
Follow the steps below to help your Thanksgiving planning go smoothly, leaving you one less thing to do.

  • Log into Rosie.
  • Search for your Thanksgiving items; turkey, potatoes, stuffing, etc.
  • Add items to your cart.
  • Select your pick up time.
  • Checkout.
  • Pull into the designated parking stall, we’ll load your groceries.
  • You’re on your way in under 5 minutes.

Save $5 off a $50 order using code GIVETHANKS2016 valid until 11/18/16.

Start your Thanksgiving shopping now!

Holiday Wassail

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Celebrating the holidays and bringing in the new year is not complete without a delicious drink in hand. Holiday wassail is a warm, simple and spiced drink perfect for this occasion. It is easy to make and also makes your home smell amazing with the aromas of cinnamon, apple and cloves.

 Holiday Spiced Wassail 

  • 1.5 Quarts Apple Cider or Apple Juice
  • 1 Quart Sugar Free Cranberry Juice
  • 4 Sticks Cinnamon
  • 8 Cloves or 2 Tsp Ground Cloves
  • 8 -10 Allspice Berry
  • 2 inch long piece of Ginger sliced
  • 3 Whole Oranges Sliced

Add all ingredients in a Crock Pot. Cook on low for a minimum of 6-8 hours or on high 4 – 6 hours. Serve Warm