Monthly Archives: March 2018

Roasted Asparagus

Don’t forget the greens! Roasted Asparagus as a great side dish for any meal.

What You Will Need:

  • 2 Tbsp. butter melted
  • 2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp. chopped fresh thyme
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 lbs. asparagus spears

What You Do:

  1. Preheat oven 450 degrees.
  2. Combine all ingredients except asparagus, stirring well with a wire wisk.
  3. Snap off tough ends (bottoms) of asparagus.
  4. Arrange asparagus in a single layer on a jelly roll pan coated with cooking spray.
  5. Cover with foil, bake at 450 degrees for 5 minutes.
  6. Uncover & bake 10 more minutes.
  7. Pour mixture over asparagus and toss gently to coat.
  8. Serve immediately.

Makes 8 servings.


Easy Easter Crock-Pot Ham

If you’re looking for an easy dinner recipe for Easter Sunday, look no further! This easy Crock-Pot ham is simple to make, plus it’s full of juicy deliciousness. Place the ingredients in your Crock-Pot, kick your feet up and enjoy the rest of your Easter Sunday. 


  • 1 precooked Spiral Cut Ham
  • 3 cups Western Family Brown Sugar
  • 1 Eight ounce can Western Family Crushed Pineapple 
  • 3 Cups Maple Syrup
  • 3 Cups Pineapple Juice


  • Place the ham in the bottom of your Crock-Pot. Pour pineapple juice. Empty can of crushed pineapple over ham. Now, take brown sugar and rub on the sides of the ham. Pour maple syrup to make a glaze.  Sprinkle more brown sugar on top. Cover and place on low for 4-5 hours. Baste with juices  occasionally. 
We hope you have a wonderful Easter with the ones you love.  Let us know your favorite Easter side dish in the comments. 

Easy Eggs Benedict

A delightful breakfast that is sure to brighten any morning.

  • 6 slices of bacon or canadian bacon
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsp white vinegar
  • 2 english muffins
  • chopped parsley (garnish
  • 10 Tbsp butter
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Tabasco sauce

Cook the bacon over medium heat in large skillet until browned on both sides. Remove from pan and set on paper towel.

Make hollandaise sauce by first melting butter. Place egg yolks, lemon juice and salt in blender. Blend on medium speed until eggs lighten in color. Turn to low speed and slowly add melted butter. Pour in container and keep warm.

Fill a saucepan 2/3 with water and bring to a boil. Add vinegar. Bring water to a boil and then lower heat to simmer. Crack one egg at a time into small bowl and gently place it in simmering water.  When egg begins to solidify add another egg to water. Once all eggs are in water turn off the heat, cover pan and let simmer for 4 minutes. Once fully cooked remove eggs with slotted spoon.

Toast english muffins. Butter inside of muffins. Place one slice of bacon, split in half, on the muffin. Put poached egg on bacon and pour hollandaise sauce over egg. Enjoy!


Peeps Fruit Kabobs

Sweeten up your day with these adorably tasty Peeps fruit kabobs.  They are the perfect snack, treat or appetizer for your Easter celebrations.

What you’ll need:

  • Bunny Peeps, any color desired
  • strawberries
  • grapes
  • pineapple
  • oranges
  • kabob sticks

Clean and cut fruit into 1″ squares and spear onto kabob stick. Top with a bunny Peeps and enjoy!

Try using other delicious fruits that are in season. Apples, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries would be a great option too.


Chick Deviled Eggs

Does your Easter table need a little cuteness?  Add these little chick deviled eggs for a dash of adorable to your Easter dinner.

What You Will Need:

  • zip lock bag
  • 12 eggs
  • 1/3 cup Miracle Whip Light
  • 3-4 Tablespoons pickle juice
  • 1 bag of shredded carrots
  • 1 pickle
  • Salt and pepper

What You Do:

  1. Boil eggs.
  2. Place boiled eggs in ice bath
  3. Remove shells from the dozen eggs.
  4. Cut a very small section off the wide end of the egg(this makes  a flat surface so the chick eggs will stand up)
  5. On the narrow end cut about 1/3 of the egg off to become the top part of the shell
  6. Carefully remove the yolks from the eggs and place them in a bowl.
  7. Use a fork to smash the yolks into very small pieces
  8. Once the yolks smashed up add 1/3 cup Miracle Whip Light, 3 tablespoons pickle juice, add salt and pepper to taste.
  9. Mix well
  10. Place mixture in a ziplock bag
  11. Cut the corner of one end of your zip lock back with a pair of scissors,
  12. Use ziplock filled with mixture fill each egg.
  13. Cut up the pickle into really small pieces to create the chick’s eyes
  14. Take one of the shredded carrots and use it for the beak
  15. Place the top of the egg back on at an angle so you can see the chicks face.
  16. Add the eyes and beak
  17. Enjoy!


It’s time for spring cleaning!

With warmer weather it’s time to open the windows, let in the fresh air and start your spring cleaning. This time of year our homes need more than vacuuming, sweeping and dusting. Now is a great time to organize closets, dust the blinds and clean the garage.

Here are a few ideas to add to your spring cleaning list:

-Clean light fixtures and replace bulbs

-Wash walls, baseboards, and door knobs

-Empty the coat closet

-Clean stove top and oven

-Wash windows and screens

-Touch up the ceiling fans

Make a realistic check list so you can mark off those assignments as they are finished. Choose one room at a time to arrange, deep clean and organize.

Before you start your spring cleaning projects make sure you have all of the supplies:

-Wood Polish

-Glass Cleaner

-Paper Towels

-Dusting Spray

-Boxes/Trash Bags

-Cloths, Micro fiber or dish towels

All of these items can be found at any of our locations and remember to check the weekly ad for additional savings. Get ready to start tackling those cleaning projects you have been putting off during the cold winter days.

Mandarin Orange Balsamic Salad

Quick and refreshing salad filled with freshness, sweetness and crunch.

  • 4-5 cups romaine lettuce
  • 1 can mandarin oranges (reserve juice)
  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds
  • 2-3 tablespoons juice from canned mandarin oranges
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1-2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil

Toss together the lettuce greens, mandarin oranges and sliced almonds. Make the salad dressing by mixing juice, mustard, vinegar and olive oil. Whisk well. Pour dressing over salad and enjoy.

Raspberry Oatmeal Bars

A berry delicious option for dessert, snack or even breakfast.

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 light brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup raspberry jam, or any other fruit jam you prefer

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Line a 8×8 pan with foil. Leave some foil overhanging on all sides. Spray foil with cooking spray. Mix flour, oats, granulated sugar, brown sugar and salt in a bowl.  Add melted butter and vanilla. Stir until combined and dry ingredients are moist. Reserve 1 cup of oat mixture. Pour the rest of mixture into pan. Press down until layer is smoothed onto bottom of pan. Spread jam over the crust and top with reserved oat mixture. Bake for 28-30 minutes. Jam should start to bubble and crumb topping will look slightly golden. Let cool completely on cooling rack. Cut into squares and enjoy!


Tuna Casserole

Make this casserole classic for a simply delicious dinner!

  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 2 cans tuna, drained and flaked
  • 2 cups cooked egg noodles
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Mix soup, milk, peas, tuna and egg noodles together in half quart casserole dish. Bake for 20 minutes stirring every 5-10 minutes. Sprinkle cheese over casserole and bake for 2 more minutes until cheese is completely melted.