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For the Love of Food

This year for Valentine’s Day we wanted to talk about love… but not the love you may be thinking of this time of year. We mean the love of food! Food is life and one of the basic needs of survival. Food is a big part of our daily lives whether we realize it or not. Think about if for a minute… food is usually at the center of gatherings for both families and friends. Some of the most memorable moments in life usually involve food in one way or another. Whether it’s a delicately decorated wedding cake sitting quietly in the corner at your wedding reception or a beautifully basted turkey at the center of your Thanksgiving Day dining room table, food is always present. Food also gives us the ability to taste the world. Exotic flavors and dishes from distant lands allow us to momentarily escape to far off places, giving us a hint of what life is like in that land. Food can also be an escape from reality. When life gets stressful, a simple sweet treat can often heal the moment. Traditional comfort food can also stir memories in our minds as we drift back to days long gone. The various aromas and textures of the foods we eat can take us back to a time long gone… to those delicious dishes grandma used to make or that dad used to prepare on the grill.

We hope these simple words help you appreciate the role that food plays in our lives and that you continue to nourish a healthy love for food. As you prepare that next meal or as you sit down to eat take a moment to appreciate food. Take time to taste new dishes. Savor the flavors and enjoy the sweet smells. Don’t rush. Enjoy each bite. Add most importantly, don’t forget to add an extra dash of love in what you prepare for your families and friends. They will appreciate it and food is always better with love.

Show love with hearts this Valentines Day!

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Everyone has their own way to spread love on Valentine’s Day. Some prefer flowers and chocolates while others prefer balloons and a sweet note. All of these are great ways to celebrate your valentine but nothing says “I love you” like homemade meals and treats. Since a heart is the universal symbol of love we have put together a few simple ideas for you to show love with heart-shaped foods.

-Breakfast in Bed: Create a heart filled breakfast in bed tray by using heart shaped cookie cutters to form heart shaped toast, French toast, eggs or fruit.

-Sandwiches: Use heart cookie cutters to spruce up your lunch time peanut butter and jelly or grilled cheese.

-Pizza: Make dinner time fun with a pizza bar. Shape your crust into small or large heart shapes and decorate your heart with all your favorite toppings. Use mini heart shape cutters to spice up your pepperoni for your pizza.

-Fruit Tray: Cut up all your favorite fruits and form them all into a heart for a healthy valentines snack.

-Baked Goods: After making any of your favorite baked good use a heart shaped cutter to add some love in. Make it a fun activity by adding pink and red frosting and topping it all off with valentine sprinkles.

Enjoy the Sweet Savings with P&G and Red Button

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Celebrate this Valentine’s Day with essentials for your cart and a treat to warm your heart. We have partnered with Proctor and Gamble to get you sweet savings on Red Button Vintage Creamery® sweets.

From February 5-14, 2017 rewards guests can earn  discounts on Red Button Vintage Creamery® ice cream, gelato or pies by purchasing participating P&G products.

Purchase $15 of participating P&G products and get $5 off Red Button Vintage Creamery® Gelato, Ice Cream or pies.  Purchase $20 of participating P&G products and get $10 off Red Button Vintage Creamery® Gelato, Ice Cream or pies. Purchase $25 of participating P&G products and get $15 off Red Button Vintage Creamery® Gelato, Ice Cream or pies.

The discounts will be issued to rewards guests in the following manner:

-$5 Red Button Vintage Creamery® discount: Customers who earned a $5 discount will receive an email on Feb 19th stating they have a $5 off Red Button Vintage Creamery® Gelato, Ice Cream or pies offer loaded to rewards account. Customer must have more than $5 in Red Button Vintage Creamery® in one order to redeem the savings.  This coupon will be valid Feb 20-28th, 2017.

-$10 Red Button Vintage Creamery® discount: Customers who have earned $10 in Red Button Products On February 19th guests who have qualified for the $10 level will receive an email stating they have a $5 off Red Button Vintage Creamery® offer loaded to rewards account. This offer will be valid Feb 20-28th, 2017. They will receive a second email on March 1st stating they have another $5 off Red Button Vintage Creamery® offer loaded to rewards account. This coupon will be valid March 1-14, 2017. Customer must have more than $5 in Red Button in their order to redeem coupon.

-$15 Red Button Vintage Creamery® discount: Guests who earned a $15 discount will receive three $5 off coupons. They will receive an email on Feb 19th stating they have a $5 off Red Button coupon loaded to rewards account. This coupon will be valid Feb 20-28th, 2017. They will receive another email on March 1st stating they have another $5 off Red Button coupon loaded to rewards account. This coupon will be valid March 1-14, 2017. They will receive another email on March 15th stating they have another $5 off Red Button coupon loaded to rewards account. Customer must have more than $5 in Red Button in their order to redeem coupon.

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