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Valentine’s Day Cookies

The sweetest day of the year is almost year! Valentine’s Day isn’t complete without some kind of treat. This year we propose you bring your family and friends together for some Valentine’s Day fun, laughter and sweets. Decorating cookies is tradition for many holidays. Add Valentine’s Day to that list.

There are so many fun things you can do with valentine cookies. First off, there are many options of fun cookie cutters like hearts, lips, X’s, O’s, arrows and more. Try out some different shapes with your cookies. Even if you only have a circle cookie cutter you can let your creativity shine with sprinkles and frosting.  There are so many options of sprinkles now a days from basic dots to larger bold shapes.  With your frosting try some festive shades. You can go simple and spread the frosting on each cookie or you can try some piping techniques.

We have found so many great valentine cookies ideas and have put them all into one place! Click here to check out our Pinterest board. 

And if you are in a time crunch stop in to your local Macey’s and grab some of our bakery fresh sugar cookies! We have everything you need for a valentine cookie sweet treat.

Happy decorating!

Healthy Food Sampling at Macey’s Tooele

Saturday February 10th, Utah State University Extension Food $ense will be sampling quick and healthy energy bites. Stop by the Tooele Macey’s between 10:00 am and noon to try these delicious energy bites and learn how you can make them at home in just minutes.

This is part of a monthly healthy food sampling program that occurs the second Saturday of each month. The program is a partnership with Utah State University Food $ense and Live Fit Tooele County, a program of the Tooele County Health Department.

Watch the big game and play!

Tailgate party spread with hot wings, pig in a blanket, nachos, pretzels, and popcorn with football and a football jersey.

Let’s face it. Many of us watch the big game for the company, the great commercials and the halftime show. The abundance of food certainly doesn’t hurt either. Why not combine the two in a fun eating game? (Make sure you wear your stretch pants.)

Any time one of these things shows up in a commercial or you react in a specific way, eat up.

  • You roll your eyes = 3 carrot sticks
  • You snort from laughter = 2 cookies
  • Someone cries = 1 glass of water
  • You clap your hands in amusement = chicken wing in dip
  • Someone uses a “dad” joke = chug your favorite drink (Click on savings and select your store to see the deals on Pepsi products this week.)
  • A company uses a popular song = Two chips with salsa
  • The word “football” = Chip and guacamole (Fresh guacamole is ready to go in our produce department.)
  • A puppy or kitten = handful of your favorite chips
  • Car commercial = Spoonful of seven-layer bean dip
  • Truck commercial=2 cookies

Five Tips For Your Happiest Year Yet

It’s a new year and you’re ready to make some improvements. Here is our top five items to consider as you make plans for the all new you.

  1. Eat healthy: A healthy eating plan can cost far less than fast food. (For example, swap out French fries or potato chips for baked potatoes and save big.) Spend plenty of time in our produce department and watch for wholesome natural and organic items throughout the store. Deals and fresh, nutritious food can be had every week and eating healthy may save you thousands in medical bills in the long run.
  1. Explore new flavors: It’s easy to get in a rut as the year goes by. Soon, you’re eating the same meals every week which can be boring and repetitive. (Your taste buds need variety too.) Keep your menu a menagerie of mouthwatering flavors.
  1. Make a budget and stick to it: Do the math. Spend a few minutes and review your regular expenses. Then, dig in and separate your needs from your wants. (This means you must be honest with yourself and really decide what necessities you really need.) Once you have your needs identified, decide how much you can save each month. Then you can budget the fun stuff. Vacations, dining out, recreational toys, etc. may all be part of your annual plan, but should come in the right priority.
  1. Exercise regularly: On average, Americans spend about $8,000 annually on health care. Experts say more than half the costs are the result of lifestyle choices. Exercising three times a week for 20 minutes a day can decrease prescription costs by as much as 70 percent and medical costs by up to 30 percent.
  1. Be happy and thankful: Having a positive mental attitude can make all the difference. Not one of us ever has a year without challenges. However, if we take the right approach, we will realize our lives are almost always more than half full.

Your Holiday One Stop Shop

christmas gift with the red ribbon

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!

Reuse your Thanksgiving Leftovers

The big meal is over. You think all the dishes are washed and put away. And now, your refrigerator has become a collection of Thanksgiving leftovers. Here are a few suggestions on how to reuse your smorgasbord into different meal ideas so your Thanksgiving goodness doesn’t go to waste!

Turkey Sandwich

Pull your turkey into bits and eat a fresh turkey sandwich. You can re-create your thanksgiving meal by using your leftover yams and cranberry sauce as a spread.

Turkey Salad

Add pulled turkey into a fresh, leafy-green salad. A delicious and healthy alternative, especially if you are feeling guilty from eating a little too much pumpkin pie.

Turkey Noodle Soup

Save your turkey and make a delicious turkey noodle soup. Turkey Soup is a great freezer meal, too. Think about pulling out a delicious turkey noodle soup on a cold winter day, or, when the family is at home with seasonal colds and flu.

Turkey Pot Pie

Reuse your turkey, mashed potatoes and vegetables for turkey potpies. This is another meal that freezes well and is easy to make.

Potatoes for Breakfast

Resue baked potatoes for breakfast. This is perfect with ham or bacon and eggs. Or you could use turkey and create a turkey hash!

Sweet Potato Waffles or Pound Cake

Why not make something sweet with your left over sweet potatoes? Try these scrumptious recipes:

Sweet Potato Pound Cake (link http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/sweet-potato-pound-cake)

Sweet Potato Waffles: (link http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/sweet-potato-waffles-recipe.html )

We hope you’ve had a wonderful Thanksgiving and wish you a healthy and happy holiday season. Don’t forget, we have covered with all your holiday meal needs, from last minute whipped topping, or, the perfect pumpkin pie.

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!

Macey’s Holladay Daily Giveaways

Celebrate the Macey’s Holladay grand opening all week long! We want to thank you, our loyal shoppers, with daily giveaways starting Wednesday, November 1st. The first 200 customers  each day at Macey’s Holladay will receive a select free item.

  • November 1: 2-liter Bottle Coca-Cola
  • November 2: Doritos 10-11 oz.
  • November 3: White or Wheat 24 oz. Farm Bread
  • November 4: Western Family Gallon 1%, 2% or Skim Milk
  • November 5: Macey’s 2 lb. pkg. Tortilla Chips
  • November 6: Cosset Large Bath Bomb
  • November 7: Nabisco 10-13 oz. Chips Ahoy

Making the Switch to Macey’s Perks

Plus to Perks. Get your questions answered!

Macey’s is coming to Holladay! We’re excited to announce our Holladay location will officially become a Macey’s on October 16th. To help make the transition easy for you, we’ve moved all your points, wallet credits, and coupons from your PLUS account to a Macey’s Perks account. The programs work the same and you will be able to continue to use the same phone number for your account.

We know you may have some questions about this change. Check out the FAQ below. If you have any additional questions, If you have any additional questions visit the customer service booth or our website http://maceys.com/perks

Macey’s Perks FAQ

Do I still have a PLUS account? Yes, if you visit any of our other Fresh Market, Dan’s, Dick’s Market or Lin’s you will still have a PLUS account to earn points and wallet credits.

What if I already have a Macey’s Perks account? If you were already a Macey’s shopper and had a Perks account, your PLUS points and wallet balances will be moved and combined with your existing Perks account. Your preferred store will be changed to Holladay. If you want to change this you can login to your Perks account on Macey’s website, http://maceys.com/perks and click on the “Account” tab.

Will I need to create a new user name and password to access digital coupons? Yes, for the Macey’s Holladay location you will access your account at http://maceys.com/perks and need to setup a new user name and password. This will give you access to your Perks points balance, wallet credit, and digital coupons. You can also view all of the offers we have already loaded to your account.

What are the benefits of the Perks program? You get the same great benefits of the PLUS program with your Perks account. You earn 1 point for every $1 spent in the store. Each quarter those points are converted to a wallet credit. The next quarter ends on December 10th. That will be the last day to earn points and all wallet credits will be issued on December 11th. Your wallet credit will be good for 14 days.  In addition to points, you will receive exclusive offers loaded to your Perks account and digital coupons.

Will I receive emails from Macey’s? Yes, now that you have a Macey’s Perks account you will receive weekly emails from maceys@accelimail.com. These emails contain upcoming promotions, weekly ads, and giveaways.

Can I have my points and wallet credits moved back my PLUS account? Yes, if you would like to move your points and/or wallet credits back to Fresh Market email perks@afstores.com with the request.

Ultimate Fall Pumpkin & Squash Guide

It is officially fall which means it is pumpkin & squash season. There are so many varieties to choose from and they each serve different purposes with baking, carving or décor. We have put together the ultimate pumpkin and squash guide to help you know what pumpkin or squash will work best for your fall festivities.

Apple Gourds This unique gourd has a nearly perfect apple shape. They are most often used in crafts and fall displays and can be painted red or made into birdhouses.
Mini Pumpkin The apprentice mini pumpkin is not quite a full-sized pumpkin which makes it great for the crafters and school classrooms.
Australian Blue Squash   Australian Blue Squash is a great treat from regular green and yellow squashes. This squash is quite large with a grayish blue, almost forest green exterior. The interior is a bright and tender orange, pumpkin tasting flesh.
Australian Green Squash   The Australian Green Squash is dark green with light colored dots. It also has small patches and faint stripes. The flesh is tender and delicious so perfect for baking.
Big Mac Big Mac pumpkins are extremely large, weighing anywhere between fifty and two hundred pounds. Big Mac pumpkins are not often used for cooking or baking due to their size the flesh becomes dry and fibrous. Most commonly the Big Mac pumpkin is used as a carving pumpkin.
Birdhouse Gourds   Birdhouse or bottle gourds are one of the thick-skinned gourds that are mainly used for crafts or decoration. Gourd birdhouses are attractive to many species of birds including wrens, chickadees, swallows, bluebirds, titmice, and nuthatches.
Blue Pumpkin Blue pumpkins aren’t sad. They’re supposed to be blue. These pumpkins are great for decorative usage and can be carved into blue Jack-O-Lanterns. They can also be used for baking; just peel and cut into pieces before baking.
Cinderella Pumpkins Cinderella Pumpkins feature an exotic blue color and an almost square appearance with deep ribbing. The inside has a deep orange, sweet flesh that can be used for pies, soup, and gourmet culinary delights.
Corn Stalks Dried Corn stalks are the perfect fall decorations. They are great for displaying on your porch with pumpkins and gourds.
Cushaw Squash The green-striped cushaw is technically a winter squash though it also produces a spring harvest. It has a tender, pale orange or yellow flesh and is most often pureed and used for baking. It has a very mild flavor that can be overpowered if not careful.
Jack-be-little Pumpkin These pumpkins can be orange or white, and are great for kids. Use them to decorate or they can be baked. Roasting with a little brown sugar, cinnamon and butter is a popular form of preparing these little gems.
Knucklehead Pumpkin   Knucklehead pumpkins are bright to deep orange in color and covered in varying amounts of warts, scabs or bumps. As the pumpkin matures the skin and warts will change from a dark green to completely orange although some warts will may display slight scabbing or green coloring. Similar to other varieties of pumpkins, Knuckleheads, have a hard, vertically ridged, thick rind and have many culinary and decorative uses.
Local Pumpkins   These pumpkins are perfect for carving a scary Jack-O-Lantern.
One Too Many Squash This well named, unique variety has pale red veins which become a darker red with time, giving it an unusual and attractive bloodshot-eye appearance. They are great for decorative use, carving, or making tasty pumpkin pies.
Ornamental Gourds Ornamental gourds are decorative on their own as natural birdhouses or in craft projects. The oddly-shaped colorful gourds often seen in autumn decorations and can be dried and saved for future years.
Sweet Lightning Pumpkin This unique white ornamental mini pumpkin feautures orange or green stripes.  These little treasures are fun to decorate with and great for kids.
Red Warty Thing Squash   Aptly named, this Red Warty Thing looks like an overgrown ornamental gourd. But don’t be fooled by its peculiar looks; not only is it a super fall decoration, the stringless, fine-grained flesh is of excellent eating quality.
Swan Gourds This gourd is dark green with cream flecks and is shaped just like a swan with a long, elegant neck. With their graceful form and alluring color, they are naturally ornamental and most often used as décor.
Turk Turban Squash   These come in bizarre shapes with extravagant coloration that vary from bright orange, to green or white. It has golden-yellow flesh and its taste is reminiscent to hazelnut. It is popular for centerpieces but can be sliced and hollowed to be filled with soup.
Uncle Fester Squash   This pink to orange Pumpkin has markings that grow to look like peanuts. You may not want to take it out to the ball park, but it will fit in nicely when decorating for fall. It can also be used for baking, just peel and cut it into pieces before baking.
White Ghost Pumpkin This pumpkin has a white skin and white flesh. It’s not good for eating, but perfect for a Jack-O-Lantern.