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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

hanging floral baskets

We’re here to help you celebrate Mother’s Day! Let us be your one-stop-shop to find the perfect way to say thank you, Mom. Show your gratitude with some of our recommended gifts. Follow our guide below!

This Mother’s Day show your Mom you love her by giving her all the things she needs to relax! We are your one-stop-shop to find great gifts to show your mom you care. Check out the great savings available in our Weekly Ad.

From fresh flowers to chocolate-covered strawberries, we have you covered this Mother’s Day.

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Fresh Flowers

Visit our floral department for the perfect place to pick up fresh flowers. It’s an easy and thoughtful way to make Mom feel special. Check out the beautiful options of hanging baskets for her to enjoy all summer long!

Chocolate

Deziria Chocolate Bars

We have a variety of fine quality chocolates to choose from. Pick from bars, cookies, truffles and more.

Self Care Items

cosset table of bath bombs

Cosset Therapy Bath Bombs are an amazing way to let your Mom relax for the day. Pick from a variety and build her a tube of her favorite scents.

Add in a loofa, face masks, body polish, and more to make Mom feel pampered.

Other Ideas

Breakfast in Bed

Wake up early and serve your Mom a breakfast in bed. Pick up some fresh and delicious pastries from our bakery as a side dish, and have the family help whip up some of her breakfast favorites to start celebrating from the moment she gets up! Here are some breakfast food ideas:

  • Kodiak Cakes (waffles or pancakes)
  • Eggs and Bacon
  • Fresh Cut Fruit
  • Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice

Mother’s Day Greeting Cards

Visit our greeting card section for a variety of sentimental cards to choose from. Or visit our school/art supply section and put something together yourself!

Clean Up

Pick up some Simply Done products to help get the job done and surprise Mom with a sparkling clean house. Nothing says thank you like a clean home!

Happy Mother’s Day to you, from us!

FREE Coconut or Mango Creamies

With the warm weather approaching what better way to cool off than Creamies? This month buy ANY 3 boxes of Creamies and get a FREE box of coconut or mango Creamies, EXCLUSIVE to Associated Foods Stores. Just use your rewards phone number at checkout to redeem this SWEET offer. Offer is valid May 1st-31st limit 2 per account. Log into your Rewards account today to view this offer and many others!

Culinary Tours Mexican Breakfast Tacos

Make these full of flavor breakfast tacos inspired by Mexican cuisine and brought to you by Culinary Tours. For savings on products used in this recipe, click here.

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. fresh Mexican style chorizo sausage, casing removed
  • Four 6-inch flour tortillas
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 cup white cheddar
  • Culinary Tours Street Taco Roasted Chipotle Sauce

Directions

  1. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chorizo and saute until cooked through, breaking up with back of wooden spoon, about 5 minutes. Move the chorizo to one side of the pan.
  2. Whisk the eggs and sprinkle with salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Add the eggs to the same skilled on the opposite side of the chorizo and cook by slowly stirring the eggs over medium heat, stirring until the eggs are softly set, 1 to 2 minutes. Then incorporate eggs and chorizo together.
  3. Toast the tortillas in a small skillet over medium-high heat. Divide the cheese between the tortillas and warm until the cheese is melted. Transfer tortillas to plates (alternatively toast tortillas in the oven on a sheet-pan with cheese at 350 for 5 minutes). Put 1/2 cup of the eggs and chorizo mixture in each tortillas. Fold each tortillas in half and serve with Culinary Tours Street Taco Roasted Chipotle Sauce.

Culinary Tours Grilled Harissa Chicken Glaze

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves 
  • 2 tablespoons Culinary Tours Harissa Sauce, plus more for serving 
  • ¼ cup honey 
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar 
  • 1 garlic clove minced 
  • Culinary Tours Tunisian Olive Oil 
  • ¼ cup Cilantro, optional  

Directions

  1. In a small saucepan add Culinary Tours Harissa Sauce, honey, vinegar and garlic. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Whisk until sauce thickens enough to coat the back of a spoon.
  2. Heat grill over medium-high heat. Brush chicken with Tunisian Olive Oil. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Grill chicken for 5 minutes on the first side. Flip chicken and cook another 4 minutes or until cooked through, and brush cooked side with glaze. Flip and cook a few seconds on the glaze side.
  4. Brush chicken with remaining glaze and serve topped with optional cilantro. 
May Produce Guide

May Produce Guide

Gone are the days of winter citrus and other chilly-season produce, and on to the days of fresh greens and tropical fruits. The freshest produce in May may seem like a strange combination, but it’s the best time to blend the sweet and tart flavors of more tropical fruits with home-style items like snap peas and squash. Try your hand at combining these fresh-as-can-be produce items in your weekday meals.

Pineapple

Pineapple

True-to-fruit-form, dried, or juiced, pineapples are a great source for magnesium and potassium. According to a variety of research, pineapple contributes to fantastic hair and increased energy.

Mango

Mango

Mangoes are a great fruit to add to nearly any fish-based dish. The acidity brings out the buttery goodness inside. Mangoes also decrease obesity and heart disease. It’s a #winwin. Check out our mango sticky rice recipe.

Snap Pea

Snap Peas

Snap peas are an excellent source of fiber, not to mention they are free of gluten, cholesterol and fat. Add these delicious peas to a stir fry or salad for all of these added benefits.

Squash

Summer Squash

Full of magnesium and fiber, summer squash is a great addition to any meal. Whether it is simply steamed and salted or baked with cheese, it’s the perfect addition to any summer meal.

April Produce Guide

April Produce Guide

April showers bring extremely delicious and fresh produce items. For the most optimal and fresh produce of the month, shop our April produce guide. Throughout the month, we recommend eating fresh or cooking with strawberries, avocado, beets and carrots.

Strawberries

Perfectly sweet strawberries don’t even need a chocolate drizzle (however, we certainly don’t judge if you decide to do that with your fresh strawberries). Buy these perfect berries in bulk and make and freeze jam to use for the rest of the year, make a strawberry crisp, or simply eat them as is.

Avocado

The creamy avocado is the best alternative to butter you can find, especially when it’s in season. Try spreading on toast, making brownies, or tossing in an avocado salad for optimal enjoyment.

Beets

Beets- what more can we say? They are great canned, but even better fresh! You can enjoy these as hummus, in hummus, in a salad, or juiced (as well as hundreds of other amazing ways to enjoy beets). P.S. they make excellent natural dye for shirts and Easter eggs.

Carrots

Carrots are ideal for nearly every meal that includes a mirepoix as well as all on their own. Hold on to the last chill of the fading winter or

Food Club Chocolate Chips Bag and Bowl of Pretzels with Marshmallow Bottoms that look like bunnies

Cotton Tails

Food Club Chocolate Chips Bag and Bowl of Pretzels with Marshmallow Bottoms that look like bunnies

It’s a Hoppy Easter with these marshmallow cotton tails. What’s better than a tasty and adorable treat?

Ingredients

  • Food Club® Pretzels
  • Marshmallows
  • Food Club® White Chocolate Chips
  • Pink Food Coloring

Method

  1. Start by grabbing a baking sheet and lining it with wax/parchment paper. Layout desired amounts of pretzels and place marshmallows on top.
  2. Broil for 2-3 minutes or until marshmallows are cooked to your liking. Set aside.
  3. Separate 1/4 of the white chocolate chips out. Put both portions into microwave-safe bowls and heat until melted. Color the smaller portion with pink food coloring. Add your melted chocolate into a plastic baggie. Cut the corner off for piping.
  4. Layout a separate piece of wax paper and pipe the shape of the bunny feet with the white chocolate. Let it dry and then follow with the pink colored chocolate to create the pads of the feet.
  5. Take a piece of the large marshmallow and make into a small ball for the tail (you could also use mini marshmallows for this).
  6. Plate your cottontails and enjoy your adorable treat!

Avocado Brownies

Sneak a little bit of healthy into a delicious chocolate treat! These avocado brownies are sure to be a hit dessert at any house.

Ingredients

  • 1 large avocado- peeled, pitted, and sliced
  • 2 Food Club eggs
  • 1/3 cup Food Club light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 3 tbs Food Club butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease an 8×8 pan.
  2. In a food processor, blend avocado, eggs, sugar, maple syrup, butter, and vanilla until completely smooth. Scrape down the sides and add flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Again, blend until completely smooth.
  3. Transfer mixture into greased pan and bake for 30 minutes. Enjoy by themselves or with ice cream.
Naturally dyed Easter eggs

Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs

Naturally dyed Easter eggs

Naturally dye Eater eggs for an eggcelent science experiment. We have compiled our favorite dying agents below and quick instructions to give you the best colors around. If you don’t see your favorite color, try out any type of produce and let us know the result.

To get all of the colors below, simply bring water, chopped veggie, and vinegar to a boil, strain into a container and add hard-boiled eggs. Let sit in the refrigerator for 24 hours.

Beet

2 cups water
2 roughly chopped beets
2 tbs. white vinegar

Onion

2 cups water
2 onion skins
2 tbs. white vinegar

Turmeric

2 cups water
2 tbs. turmeric
2 tbs. white vinegar

Spinach

2 cups water
2 cups spinach
2 tbs. white vinegar

Purple Cabbage

2 cups water
2 cups purple cabbage
2 tbs. white vinegar

Easter Basket

Build Your Own Easter Basket

Easter Basket

It’s time to give you a sneak peep of our favorite Easter goodies. We have put together our favorite Easter themed items to build the best Easter basket of the season for yourself or loved ones.

Begin by selecting the items you would like to build your basket with. Here we have selected

  • festive basket
  • classic green grass
  • assorted eggs
  • clip on bunny ears
  • egg dying kit

All of these items make for a great Eater basket base as well as excellent head ware for the the great egg hunt.

Next, sort through the great amount of options you have with Easter exclusive candy. Whether it be Cadbury mini eggs or Reese’s eggs, be sure to fill the basket full of Easter treats. We recommend purchasing three different types of treats:

  • Smaller filler treats that can be used to fill the bottom of the basket.
  • Box and feature items like large chocolate bunnies.
  • Tall items that give the basket height. Peeps on a stick or Pez packages make for great options.

Now that you know exactly what you need to build the best Easter basket for the hoppiest Easter.