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Product Talk: Coffee, coffee, everywhere!

Coffee is America’s favorite beverage. While most of us enjoy a nice steaming cup from time to time, not so many of us know the best ways to brew it. Here are a few tips for enjoying coffee to the fullest.

  • Use good coffee beans and grind them yourself. Freshness matters, and once beans are ground, they start to get stale. Compared to coffee house prices, even the most premium beans are a bargain!
  • Use filtered water. Since coffee is 98% water, it makes sense to use good water.
  • Heat water to a full boil to extract the most flavor from the beans.
  • Use the correct grind. Medium to coarse grinds for a press pot, medium to fine for drip or espresso makers.
  • Preheat your cup to retain the heat in your coffee longer. Fill a mug half full and microwave for 30 seconds.
  • If using flavored syrups, use 1 oz syrup per 12 oz brewed coffee.
  • Place 2 squares of chocolate (or 2 oz chocolate syrup) in your mug before pouring. Add milk to make it creamy and chocolaty.

Dine-In: Crab Cakes

Crab Cakes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Serves: 6

1 lb lump crabmeat
3 Food Club Eggs
1 tsp Food Club Yellow Mustard
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 tsp ground cayenne pepper
1 Tbs Worcestershire sauce
1 lemon, juiced
1/2 cup chopped bell pepper
1/4 cup chopped green onions
3/4 cup fresh breadcrumbs
3/4 cup crushed crackers
1 Tbs Food Club Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

In a large bowl combine all crab cake ingredients except olive oil and shape into patties. In a skillet add olive oil and patties; brown for 5 to 6 minutes, flip and cook for an additional 3 minutes.

Nutritional Information: Calories per Serving: 232, Fat: 9 g (2 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 169 mg, Sodium: 455 mg, Carbohydrates: 17 g, Fiber: 1 g, Protein: 21 g

© 2011, Brookshire Grocery Co.  Nutrient counts are rounded to the nearest whole number.  All dietary and lifestyle changes should be supervised by a physician.

Family Matters: Road Trip

Baby wipes are not just for the baby, but for the whole family. When going on a road trip there’s always a generic list of items you pack, like snacks, drinks, flashlights and blankets. An item you may want to add to your list, if it’s not already on it, is baby wipes. When traveling with small children, spills can easily happen. Having baby wipes handy can quickly clean up any spills along the way.

Young children love to touch everything! After a stop on your trip, you can use the baby wipes to clean your children’s hands.  Baby wipes can also be used throughout your trip to clean surfaces, like the handles of a shopping cart.

Next time you are planning a short trip to the grocery store or a long trip to see grandma, don’t forget to pack your baby wipes!

Salmon Waldorf Salad

Salmon Waldorf Salad
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Serves: 4


1 (14.75 oz) can traditional pack salmon or
2 (6 oz) pouches skinless, boneless salmon, drained and chunked
2 ribs celery, diced
1 large apple, chopped
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

1/2 cup low-fat mayonnaise
1/4 cup plain non-fat yogurt
1/4 tsp lemon-pepper seasoning
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1/4 tsp salt

In a small bowl combine mayonnaise, yogurt, lemon-pepper seasoning, thyme and salt. In a large bowl combine salmon, celery, apple and walnuts. Pour dressing over salad.

Nutritional Information: Calories Per Serving: 354 Fat: 21 g (3 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 65

Fresh as spring

Fresh as Spring Ice Cream
Prep Time: 10 minutes, plus marinating
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Serves: 6

1 fresh pineapple, peeled and sliced into rings
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup Food Club Light Brown Sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cloves
Goldenbrook Farms Light Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream (optional)

In a zip-top bag combine all ingredients, except ice cream, and let marinate for 1 hour. Heat grill to medium-high. Place pineapple down on rack and cook until nicely brown on both sides, turning every 3 minutes and watching carefully not to burn. Serve hot with ice cream and drizzle remaining marinade over ice cream.

Nutritional Information: Calories Per Serving: 155, Fat: 0 g (0 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 7 mg, Carbohydrates: 40 g, Fiber: 1 g, Protein: 0 g

Shop the Sale: Real Big Deal

Brookshire’s “Real Big Deal” featured on the front page of the ad this week is outstanding.  I’ll get 4 FREE items simply by purchasing 1 package of the 8- roll Viva paper towels.  That’s right!  I get Clorox Formula 409 FREE, and Clorox Disinfecting Wipes FREE, and Pine Sol Pine Oil FREE and Kleenex Facial Tissues FREE.  Now that’s a bargain I can’t pass up!

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Healthy Living: Brushing Your Teeth!

Brushing your teeth is part of everyone’s daily routine. Taking good care of your teeth is very important to your health. Is it important to brush two times a day and floss daily, floss reaches the places where toothbrushes can’t. It is also recommended that toothbrushes be replaced every three months. Asking your self if you replace your toothbrush every three months? If not, start now! With the long winter of cold and flu season finally behind us; don’t carry the germs into spring, replace your old worn out toothbrush with a new one today.

Go by your local Brookshire’s and grab a Top Care toothbrush.

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Product Talk: Tasty Bakery Butterfinger and Nestle Crunch Crème Cakes

With the Spring/Summer season here at last, we are introducing a fun new snack crème cake that will be great for cookouts, get-togethers – you name it.  We just launched our new Tasty Bakery Butterfinger and Tasty Bakery Nestle Crunch Crème Cakes!  The product names are of course eponymous with their candy bar counterparts and as such, are a wonderful snack cake to partner with a grilled hamburger or the like!  Our own in-house bakery plant has been working on these creations for about a year or so, and finished them just in time for spring.

These crème cakes offer the same moist, flavorful attributes that you’ve come to expect from our regular crème cakes.  The big plus to these two offerings are the addition of the fantastic candy flavors from Nestle Chocolate Company!  It’s real easy to spot these in our bakery area thanks to the actual logo for each flavor placed prominently on the container.  We encourage you to give these new delicious crème cakes a try and let us know what you think!

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Dine-In: Cilantro Pesto Tilapia

Cilantro Pesto Tilapia
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 to 12 minutes
Serves: 4

4 (4 oz) tilapia fillets
2 cups fresh cilantro
1/4 cup slivered almonds
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
1 tsp Food Club Salt
3 garlic cloves, chopped
1/4 cup Food Club Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 lemon, juiced
4 cherry tomatoes, diced

Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray. Season fish with salt and pepper, to taste, and place fish on baking sheet 2-inches apart. Bake fish for 10 to 12 minutes.

In a food processor add cilantro, almonds, parmesan cheese, salt and garlic; pulse until well blended. Slowly add olive oil and lemon juice. Fold tomatoes into pesto mixture. Top fish with pesto sauce. 

Nutritional Information: Calories per Serving: 305, Fat: 20 g (4 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 61 mg, Sodium: 728 mg, Carbohydrates: 8 g, Fiber: 3 g, Protein: 26 g

© 2011, Brookshire Grocery Co.  Nutrient counts are rounded to the nearest whole number.  All dietary and lifestyle changes should be supervised by a physician.

Family Matters: Truffles

Prep Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Serves: 42

1 (16 oz) pkg Food Club Sandwich Cookies
1 (8 oz) pkg Food Club Fat Free Cream Cheese
2 (8 oz) pkg white chocolate

Place cookies in a zip-top bag and let your kids mash them until they are fine. In a large bowl combine cookie crumbs and cream cheese, mix until well combined.  With crumb mixture make 42 balls. Place white chocolate into a microwave safe bowl, start out with 30 seconds and microwave until melted.  Once chocolate is melted dip each ball into the chocolate until well covered. Place balls on wax paper and set aside for 1 hour.

Nutritional Information: Calories per Serving: 134, Fat: 8 g (4 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 18 mg, Sodium: 83 mg, Carbohydrates: 15 g, Fiber: 0 g, Protein: 1 g.

© 2010, Brookshire Grocery Co.  Nutrient counts are rounded to the nearest whole number.  All dietary and lifestyle changes should be supervised by a physician.

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