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sliced ham on a cutting board with garnishing

Apricot-Mustard & Herbed Panko Glazed Ham

sliced ham on a cutting board with a side of apricot mustard and garnishing

Easter Sunday calls for a delicious ham recipe. Try this twist on a holiday classic with an apricot and mustard flare. Check out our Weekly Ad to make the most of your shopping list.

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Ingredients:

1 spiral sliced ham (7 to 8 pounds)

1½ cups apricot preserves

1 cup brown sugar

¼ cup Asian-style hot mustard

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

¾ cup panko breadcrumbs

2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives

2 tablespoons chopped fresh Italian parsley

2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

2 teaspoons grated lemon zest

½ cup hot water

Instructions:

Place roasting rack in large roasting pan. Place ham, cut side down, on rack in pan; add ½-inch water to pan. Cover ham loosely with aluminum foil; let stand 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 325°. Bake ham 1 hour.

In small saucepan, heat preserves, brown sugar, mustard and Worcestershire to a simmer over medium heat; simmer 2 minutes. In small bowl, stir breadcrumbs, chives, parsley, butter and zest.

Brush ham with some glaze; bake, uncovered, 20 minutes, brushing with glaze after 10 minutes. Remove ham from oven; increase temperature to 400°. Brush ham with glaze; sprinkle with breadcrumb mixture. Bake 10 minutes longer or until internal temperature reaches 135° and breadcrumbs are browned.

Transfer ham to serving platter; cover loosely with aluminum foil. Let stand 15 minutes before serving (internal temperature will rise to 140° upon standing). Stir water into remaining glaze; serve with ham.

Chef Tip:

Serve with coarse ground mustard, if desired.

Approximate nutritional values per serving: 564 Calories, 13g Fat (3g Saturated), 172mg Cholesterol, 2807mg Sodium, 51g Carbohydrates, 0g Fiber, 60g Protein

sliced ham on a cutting board with garnishing

Apricot-Mustard & Herbed Panko Glazed Ham

sliced ham on a cutting board with a side of apricot mustard and garnishing

Easter Sunday calls for a delicious ham recipe. Try this twist on a holiday classic with an apricot and mustard flare. Check out our Weekly Ad to make the most of your shopping list.

Click here to watch the recipe video.

Ingredients:

1 spiral sliced ham (7 to 8 pounds)

1½ cups apricot preserves

1 cup brown sugar

¼ cup Asian-style hot mustard

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

¾ cup panko breadcrumbs

2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives

2 tablespoons chopped fresh Italian parsley

2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

2 teaspoons grated lemon zest

½ cup hot water

Instructions:

Place roasting rack in large roasting pan. Place ham, cut side down, on rack in pan; add ½-inch water to pan. Cover ham loosely with aluminum foil; let stand 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 325°. Bake ham 1 hour.

In small saucepan, heat preserves, brown sugar, mustard and Worcestershire to a simmer over medium heat; simmer 2 minutes. In small bowl, stir breadcrumbs, chives, parsley, butter and zest.

Brush ham with some glaze; bake, uncovered, 20 minutes, brushing with glaze after 10 minutes. Remove ham from oven; increase temperature to 400°. Brush ham with glaze; sprinkle with breadcrumb mixture. Bake 10 minutes longer or until internal temperature reaches 135° and breadcrumbs are browned.

Transfer ham to serving platter; cover loosely with aluminum foil. Let stand 15 minutes before serving (internal temperature will rise to 140° upon standing). Stir water into remaining glaze; serve with ham.

Chef Tip:

Serve with coarse ground mustard, if desired.

Approximate nutritional values per serving: 564 Calories, 13g Fat (3g Saturated), 172mg Cholesterol, 2807mg Sodium, 51g Carbohydrates, 0g Fiber, 60g 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

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

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

three grilled and stuffed zucchini boats on a white plate

Grilled Zucchini Boats

Three grilled and stuffed zucchini boats on a white plate

These grilled zucchini boats are the perfect vessel for your quinoa and sausage medley. Set sail and explore new and healthy flavors!

Click here for the recipe video.

Ingredients:

½ cup quinoa

4 zucchini (about 3 pounds), stems trimmed and cut lengthwise in half

1 pound Italian sausage, casings removed if necessary

1 small onion, chopped

1 package (8 ounces) finely shredded mozzarella cheese (2 cups)

½ cup julienne cut sun-dried tomatoes with Italian herbs, drained

½ cup panko breadcrumbs

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1½ tablespoons chopped fresh oregano leaves

2 teaspoons lemon zest

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

½ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon ground black pepper

Instructions:

In fine -mesh strainer, thoroughly rinse quinoa with cold water; drain. Prepare quinoa as label directs. With small spoon, leaving about ½-inch wall, scoop out inside portion of each zucchini half; coarsely chop zucchini pulp.

Prepare outdoor grill (or indoor grill pan for desired markings) for direct grilling over medium-high heat. In large skillet, cook sausage, onion and reserved zucchini pulp over medium-high heat 5 minutes or until sausage is no longer pink, breaking up sausage with side of spoon. Remove from heat; stir in 1 cup cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, breadcumbs, lemon juice, oregano, lemon zest and quinoa.

Brush all sides of zucchini with oil; evenly sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place zucchini, cut side down, on hot grill rack (or grill pan); cover and cook 3 minutes or until grill marks appear and edges begin to brown. Turn zucchini and grill 1 minute longer or until lightly browned but still firm; transfer, cut side up, to rimmed baking pan.

Evenly fill zucchini with sausage mixture; sprinkle with remaining 1 cup cheese. Place zucchini, filling side up, on hot grill rack (or grill pan); cover and cook 5 minutes or until zucchini is just tender and cheese is melted and begins to brown.

Approximate nutritional values per serving: 304 Calories, 18g Fat (7g Saturated), 39mg Cholesterol, 578mg Sodium, 20g Carbohydrates, 3g Fiber, 5g Sugars, 1g Added Sugars, 16g Protein

three grilled and stuffed zucchini boats on a white plate

Grilled Zucchini Boats

Three grilled and stuffed zucchini boats on a white plate

These grilled zucchini boats are the perfect vessel for your quinoa and sausage medley. Set sail and explore new and healthy flavors!

Click here for the recipe video.

Ingredients:

½ cup quinoa

4 zucchini (about 3 pounds), stems trimmed and cut lengthwise in half

1 pound Italian sausage, casings removed if necessary

1 small onion, chopped

1 package (8 ounces) finely shredded mozzarella cheese (2 cups)

½ cup julienne cut sun-dried tomatoes with Italian herbs, drained

½ cup panko breadcrumbs

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1½ tablespoons chopped fresh oregano leaves

2 teaspoons lemon zest

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

½ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon ground black pepper

Instructions:

In fine -mesh strainer, thoroughly rinse quinoa with cold water; drain. Prepare quinoa as label directs. With small spoon, leaving about ½-inch wall, scoop out inside portion of each zucchini half; coarsely chop zucchini pulp.

Prepare outdoor grill (or indoor grill pan for desired markings) for direct grilling over medium-high heat. In large skillet, cook sausage, onion and reserved zucchini pulp over medium-high heat 5 minutes or until sausage is no longer pink, breaking up sausage with side of spoon. Remove from heat; stir in 1 cup cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, breadcumbs, lemon juice, oregano, lemon zest and quinoa.

Brush all sides of zucchini with oil; evenly sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place zucchini, cut side down, on hot grill rack (or grill pan); cover and cook 3 minutes or until grill marks appear and edges begin to brown. Turn zucchini and grill 1 minute longer or until lightly browned but still firm; transfer, cut side up, to rimmed baking pan.

Evenly fill zucchini with sausage mixture; sprinkle with remaining 1 cup cheese. Place zucchini, filling side up, on hot grill rack (or grill pan); cover and cook 5 minutes or until zucchini is just tender and cheese is melted and begins to brown.

Approximate nutritional values per serving: 304 Calories, 18g Fat (7g Saturated), 39mg Cholesterol, 578mg Sodium, 20g Carbohydrates, 3g Fiber, 5g Sugars, 1g Added Sugars, 16g Protein

Chicken Salad Wrap with grapes on a dark counter

Chicken Salad Wrap

Chicken salad wrap with grapes on a counter

Wrap up your weekly meal prep with this deliciously simple chicken salad recipe.

Click here to watch the video recipe.

Ingredients:

½ cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt

¼ cup olive oil mayonnaise

2 tablespoons honey

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

¼ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

3 cups diced boneless, skinless rotisserie chicken meat (from about 1 chicken)

1 cup halved red seedless grapes

1/3 cup chopped celery

1/3 cup chopped red onion

1/3 cup toasted chopped walnuts

6 (8- to 10-inch) flour tortilla or sandwich wraps

Instructions:

In large bowl, whisk yogurt, mayonnaise, honey, lemon juice, salt and pepper; fold in chicken, grapes, celery, onion and walnuts. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours or up to 1 day. Makes about 5 cups.

Place about ¾ cup chicken salad in center of each tortilla; fold sides of tortilla over filling, then roll from bottom up to enclose filling.

Approximate nutritional values per serving: 325 Calories, 12g Fat (2g Saturated), 67mg Cholesterol, 559mg Sodium, 29g Carbohydrates, 1g Fiber, 26g Protein

Beef and bean chili verde in a white bowl with green onion garnish

Beef & Bean Chili Verde

Beef and bean chili verde in a white bowl with green onion garnishing

We’ve bean thinking… it’s about time you treated yourself to this hearty and delicious meal. Chilly weather calls for chili inspired meals. Pick up your ingredients today!

Ingredients:

2 teaspoons vegetable oil

2 green and/or yellow bell peppers, diced

1 large red onion, diced

6 garlic cloves, minced

2 tablespoons chili powder

1 tablespoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1¾ pounds 96% lean ground beef

2 tablespoons tomato paste

2 cans (4 ounces each) diced mild green chiles

1 cup salsa verde

1 cup water 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, drained and rinsed

1 can (15 ounces) pinto beans, drained and rinsed

8 teaspoon salt

Optional garnishes: sliced green onions, diced tomatoes and/or chopped fresh cilantro leaves

Instructions:

In large sauce-pot, heat oil over medium heat.

Add bell peppers and onion, and cook 5 minutes or until vegetables begin to soften, stirring frequently. Stir in garlic, chili powder, cumin and oregano, and cook 1 minute.

Increase heat to medium-high. Add beef and cook 8 to 10 minutes or until browned, breaking up meat with side of wooden spoon. Stir in tomato paste and cook 1 minute.

Stir in chiles, salsa and water, and heat to simmering. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and cook 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Stir in beans and salt. Cook 5 minutes.

Serve chili topped with green onions, tomatoes and/or cilantro, if desired.

Makes about 10 cups. Approximate nutritional values per serving: 234 Calories, 6g Fat (1g Saturated), 39mg Cholesterol, 439mg Sodium, 24g Carbohydrates, 7g Fiber, 22g Protein