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Johnsonville Italian all-natural ground sausage lasagna 

Serves: 12 

Ingredients:
12 lasagna noodles, uncooked
1 (16 oz) pkg Johnsonville® Italian All Natural Ground Sausage
1 medium onion, chopped
1 Tbs chopped garlic
1 large jar of chunky pasta sauce
1 (15 oz) container ricotta cheese
1 egg
2/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
3 cups chopped fresh spinach, packed
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese 

Directions:
Prepare noodles according to package directions; drain and set aside. Sauté Italian sausage, onion and garlic in a skillet until sausage is browned; drain. Add pasta sauce to the sausage mixture and set aside. In a medium bowl, blend ricotta cheese, egg and 1/4 cup of parmesan cheese and set aside. 

Coat a 9×13 baking dish with non-stick spray and spread 1 cup of the sauce mixture on the bottom. Top with 3 lasagna noodles. Spread 1/4 cup of the ricotta cheese mixture on the noodles and layer 1 cup of the sauce mixture. Sprinkle 1 cup of the spinach and 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese. Repeat this whole process 3 more times starting with the noodles; top with 1/4 cup parmesan cheese to finish. 

Bake uncovered in a 350° F oven for 45 minutes until hot and bubbly. Let stand
10 minutes before cutting. 

Recipe courtesy of Johnsonville.



Strawberry-Almond Cake


Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes

Serves 20 

Ingredients:
2 cups sugar
1 cup butter, softened
3 Tbs almond extract
4 eggs
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup 2% milk
3 cups powdered sugar
2 sticks butter
1/2 cup strawberry preserves
Toasted silver almonds, to garnish

Strawberry, to garnish 

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350° F. Spray 2, 9-inch pans with cooking spray. In a medium bowl, mix together sugar, butter, 2 tablespoons almond extract. Beat in eggs. In another medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Slowly add flour mixture to egg mixture and then add milk. Mix well. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick is inserted and comes out clean. 

To make frosting combine powdered sugar, butter, strawberry preserves and 1 tablespoon almond extract. Once cake has cooled, place the frosting on the cake. Top cake with almonds and a strawberry. 

Nutritional Information: Calories Per Serving: 425, Fat: 20 g (12 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 87 mg, Sodium: 183 mg, Carbohydrates: 59 g, Fiber: 1 g, Protein: 4 g 

© 2010, Brookshire Grocery Co. Nutrient counts are rounded to the nearest whole number



Your Ticket to Tailgating at Home!


 

From hot wings and brats to burgers and steaks on the grill, there’s nothing like a tailgate party to get everyone in the mood for the big game. 

 

 

Fortunately, you don’t have to be at the stadium to enjoy one. With a bit of planning and a few decorations, you can throw a winning tailgate party right in your own backyard. 

Get the pregame festivities going by turning on the radio and setting up a few simple games. Horseshoes and a place to toss the football are great ways to keep kids of all ages occupied. And while some folks go all out by decorating with giant team inflatables, the most important thing is the food. So decorate with your team’s colors, set up some lawn chairs and fire up a menu that looks and tastes great. 

Cheddar Biscuits are a delicious crowd pleaser and go perfectly with everything. Same goes for Twice Baked Potatoes which are easy to make and look absolutely scrumptious. But don’t be afraid to get creative. Grilled Jalapeño Salsa can be made ahead of time and tastes great on chips, burgers and warm tortillas. And Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cups are the decadent sweet everyone will be talking about. 

Round out your tailgate party with plenty of finger foods like chips, dips and fruit that your guests can enjoy without worrying about silverware. Also, make sure to keep and serve foods at proper temperatures. Large bowls filled with ice can be used to chill smaller serving bowls. Plenty of ice is also key for keeping drinks cold.

And, when the party is over, make cleanup fast and easy by using paper plates, napkins, cups and utensils and setting out trashcans where guests can see them. Go Team!


Bacon & Cheddar Biscuits
 

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes

Serves 6 

Ingredients:

1 cup baking mix (Bisquick)
1/3 cup fat-free milk
4 slices turkey bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 garlic clove, minced
1/3 cup 2% cheddar cheese, shredded
1 Tbs chives, finely chopped

Directions:

Pre-heat oven as package suggests. In a large bowl, combine baking mix and milk and mix until batter is smooth. Then add bacon crumbs, garlic, cheese and chives. Mix well. On a greased baking sheet, drop batter into 6 globs. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown.  

Nutritional Information:
 Calories per Serving: 125, Fat: 5 g (2 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 14 mg, Sodium: 381 mg, Carbohydrates: 13 g, Fiber: 0 g, Protein: 6 g 

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cups
 

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 13 minutes

Serves 24 

Ingredients:

1 (16.5 oz) roll chocolate chip cookie dough
24 pieces peanut butter cup candy

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350° F. Spray a mini-muffin pan with cooking spray. Place cookie dough in mini-muffin pan and shape to the pan. Cook cookie dough for 8 minutes. In each cookie bowl add a peanut butter cup. Place back in oven for 5 more minutes or until candy is melted. 

Nutritional Information:
 Calories per Serving: 123, Fat: 6 g (3 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 3 mg, Sodium: 129 mg, Carbohydrates: 15 g, Fiber: 0 g, Protein: 2 g 

Grilled Jalapeño Salsa

Prep Time: 15 minutes, plus chill time
Cook Time: 10 minutes 

Serves 12 

Ingredients: 

1/3 cup olive oil 
1 garlic clove, minced
6 plum tomatoes, roughly chopped
5 large jalapeño peppers, stems and seeds removed
Salt and pepper, to taste
1/4 cup lime juice from 2 medium limes
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1 tsp cumin
1/4 cup onion 

Directions:

In a small bowl, mix together 1 tablespoon olive oil and garlic. Rub oil mixture on tomatoes and peppers. Sprinkle on salt and pepper. Place peppers and tomatoes over medium-hot fire and grill, turn occasionally. Cook peppers for 3 minutes or until slightly colored. Cook tomatoes for 6 minutes or until they begin to color. Chop both tomatoes and peppers. In a medium bowl, combine peppers, tomatoes, 3 tablespoons olive oil, lime juice, cilantro, cumin and onion. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. 

Nutritional Information:
 Calories per Serving (1/4 cup): 72, Fat: 6 g (1 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 9 mg, Carbohydrates: 4 g, Fiber: 1 g, Protein: 1 g 

Twice-Baked Potatoes
 

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 60 minutes 

Serves 16 

Ingredients: 

4 medium russet potatoes
1/4 cup fat-free sour cream
1 cup 2% Colby Jack cheese
2 Tbs butter
1/4 cup green onions, chopped
4 slices turkey bacon
1 Tbs dry ranch dressing

Directions: 

Preheat oven to 375° F. Scrub potatoes, wrap them with foil and place on a baking sheet. Cook for 1 hour or until tender. When potatoes have cooled, slice potato in half and scrape out potato into a large bowl. Cut skins into quarters. 

Microwave bacon for 3 minutes or until crispy. In a large bowl, combine potato, sour cream, cheese, green onions, bacon and dry ranch dressing. Place potato mixture back into the skins. Bake for an additional 10 minutes or until cheese is melted.  

Nutritional Information:
 Calories per Serving: 87, Fat: 4 g (2 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 14 mg, Sodium: 101 mg, Carbohydrates: 9 g, Fiber: 1 g, Protein: 4 g  

make preparation easier with a premade Football Cake from our bakery! 

Add Jerk Chicken to the mix! 

Pair up Sunnybrook Farms Vegetable Tray & Food Club Dip for a healthier game time snack! 

Add your favorite deviled egg recipe to the lineup!

 

 



Your Ticket to Tailgating at Home!


From hot wings and brats to burgers and steaks on the grill, there’s nothing like a tailgate party to get everyone in the mood for the big game. 

Fortunately, you don’t have to be at the stadium to enjoy one. With a bit of planning and a few decorations, you can throw a winning tailgate party right in your own backyard. 

Get the pregame festivities going by turning on the radio and setting up a few simple games. Horseshoes and a place to toss the football are great ways to keep kids of all ages occupied. And while some folks go all out by decorating with giant team inflatables, the most important thing is the food. So decorate with your team’s colors, set up some lawn chairs and fire up a menu that looks and tastes great. 

Cheddar Biscuits are a delicious crowd pleaser and go perfectly with everything. Same goes for Twice Baked Potatoes which are easy to make and look absolutely scrumptious. But don’t be afraid to get creative. Grilled Jalapeño Salsa can be made ahead of time and tastes great on chips, burgers and warm tortillas. And Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cups are the decadent sweet everyone will be talking about. 

Round out your tailgate party with plenty of finger foods like chips, dips and fruit that your guests can enjoy without worrying about silverware. Also, make sure to keep and serve foods at proper temperatures. Large bowls filled with ice can be used to chill smaller serving bowls. Plenty of ice is also key for keeping drinks cold. 

And, when the party is over, make cleanup fast and easy by using paper plates, napkins, cups and utensils and setting out trashcans where guests can see them. Go Team! 

Bacon & Cheddar Biscuits 

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes

Serves 6 

Ingredients:
1 cup baking mix (Bisquick)
1/3 cup fat-free milk
4 slices turkey bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 garlic clove, minced
1/3 cup 2% cheddar cheese, shredded
1 Tbs chives, finely chopped

Directions:
Pre-heat oven as package suggests. In a large bowl, combine baking mix and milk and mix until batter is smooth. Then add bacon crumbs, garlic, cheese and chives. Mix well. On a greased baking sheet, drop batter into 6 globs. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown. 

Nutritional Information: Calories per Serving: 125, Fat: 5 g (2 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 14 mg, Sodium: 381 mg, Carbohydrates: 13 g, Fiber: 0 g, Protein: 6 g 

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cups 

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 13 minutes

Serves 24 

Ingredients:
1 (16.5 oz) roll chocolate chip cookie dough
24 pieces peanut butter cup candy 

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350° F. Spray a mini-muffin pan with cooking spray. Place cookie dough in mini-muffin pan and shape to the pan. Cook cookie dough for 8 minutes. In each cookie bowl add a peanut butter cup. Place back in oven for 5 more minutes or until candy is melted. 

Nutritional Information: Calories per Serving: 123, Fat: 6 g (3 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 3 mg, Sodium: 129 mg, Carbohydrates: 15 g, Fiber: 0 g, Protein: 2 g 

Grilled Jalapeño Salsa

Prep Time: 15 minutes, plus chill time
Cook Time: 10 minutes

Serves 12 

Ingredients: 
1/3 cup olive oil 
1 garlic clove, minced
6 plum tomatoes, roughly chopped
5 large jalapeño peppers, stems and seeds removed
Salt and pepper, to taste
1/4 cup lime juice from 2 medium limes
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1 tsp cumin
1/4 cup onion 

Directions:
In a small bowl, mix together 1 tablespoon olive oil and garlic. Rub oil mixture on tomatoes and peppers. Sprinkle on salt and pepper. Place peppers and tomatoes over medium-hot fire and grill, turn occasionally. Cook peppers for 3 minutes or until slightly colored. Cook tomatoes for 6 minutes or until they begin to color. Chop both tomatoes and peppers. In a medium bowl, combine peppers, tomatoes, 3 tablespoons olive oil, lime juice, cilantro, cumin and onion. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. 

Nutritional Information: Calories per Serving (1/4 cup): 72, Fat: 6 g (1 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 9 mg, Carbohydrates: 4 g, Fiber: 1 g, Protein: 1 g 

Twice-Baked Potatoes 

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 60 minutes

Serves 16 

Ingredients:
4 medium russet potatoes
1/4 cup fat-free sour cream
1 cup 2% Colby Jack cheese
2 Tbs butter
1/4 cup green onions, chopped
4 slices turkey bacon
1 Tbs dry ranch dressing 

Directions:
Preheat oven to 375° F. Scrub potatoes, wrap them with foil and place on a baking sheet. Cook for 1 hour or until tender. When potatoes have cooled, slice potato in half and scrape out potato into a large bowl. Cut skins into quarters. 

Microwave bacon for 3 minutes or until crispy. In a large bowl, combine potato, sour cream, cheese, green onions, bacon and dry ranch dressing. Place potato mixture back into the skins. Bake for an additional 10 minutes or until cheese is melted. 

Nutritional Information: Calories per Serving: 87, Fat: 4 g (2 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 14 mg, Sodium: 101 mg, Carbohydrates: 9 g, Fiber: 1 g, Protein: 4 g 

make preparation easier with a premade Football Cake from our bakery! add Jerk Chicken to the mix!Pair up Sunnybrook Farms Vegetable Tray & Food Club Dip for a healthier game time snack! 

add your favorite deviled egg recipe to the lineup!



Cheesy Spinach Bread


 

Prep Time: 15 minutes 
Cook Time: 15 minutes

 

 

Serves: 16

 

Ingredients:

1 tsp olive oil

2 garlic cloves, minced

4 cups fresh spinach

1 (8 oz) pkg Food Club Fat-Free Cream Cheese, softened

1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated

1/2 cup 2% mozzarella cheese, shredded

1 (8 oz) can refrigerated crescent rolls 

 

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375° F. In a skillet, add olive oil, garlic and spinach; cook until spinach begins to wilt. In a large bowl, combine spinach and cheese; mix well. Roll out crescent roll dough onto a cookie sheet and make a crust with the edges of the dough. Spread cheese mixture over crescent roll dough and place in oven. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown.

 

Nutritional Information: Calories Per Serving: 188, Fat: 13 g (6 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 20 mg, Sodium: 334 mg, Carbohydrates: 13 g, Fiber: 0 g, Protein: 5 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.

 

 

 



Family Matters: Modified Ice Cream Bar Pie


Some of you have been asking me how my son’s ice cream birthday cake turned out…let me tell you, my new teenager was thrilled with his ice cream bar pie!

I had to adjust the original recipe from the Celebrate Cooking magazine because my son does not eat chocolate. Yes, you read that right he does not like chocolate! Apparently he did not inherit my taste buds. 

The dessert was easy and took only minutes to make, leaving me with lots of time to enjoy his party!
Here are my modifications to the Ice Cream Bar Pie:
Ice Cream Bar Pie
Prep Time: 15 minutes, plus chill time
Serves 18
Ingredients:
1 (12 Ct) box Blue Bunny Birthday Party Ice Cream Sandwiches (it uses vanilla wafers)
1 (12 oz) tub fat-free frozen whipped topping
1 (16 oz) pkg frozen sweetened strawberries or fresh strawberries
Directions:
In a 13×9 dish, line the bottom of dish with ice cream sandwiches. Spread the thawed frozen strawberries over sandwiches. Spread whipped topping over frozen strawberries. Freeze pie for 30 minutes. Top with fresh strawberries before serving.


Leigh Oliver’s Burgers


Prep Time: 15 minutes 
Cook Time: 10 minutes

Serves 4

 

Ingredients:

1 lb lean ground beef, divided into four equal patties

Salt and pepper, to taste

4 Tbs Leigh Oliver’s Smoked Gouda Green Chile Pimento Cheese

4 hamburger buns

Optional toppings: Lettuce, tomatoes, red onion, bacon

 

Directions:

Thaw hamburger meat in the refrigerator 30 minutes before preparing. Sprinkle hamburger patties with salt and pepper, to taste. Heat a heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Cook patties about 4 minutes per side or until medium, flipping only once. Remove grease from the pan. Add buns to skillet, until just toasted. Spread pimento cheese onto warm patties or buns, and assemble burgers with your choice of toppings.

 

Nutritional Information: Calories Per Serving: 361, Fat: 12 g (5 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 111 mg, Sodium: 450 mg, Carbohydrates: 21 g, Fiber: 1 g, Protein: 40 g

 



Shop the Sale: Food Club Yogurt


With the kiddos going back to school this week, I need to get stocked up on breakfast, lunchbox and snack foods. If your school mornings are anything like mine, they can get a little crazy! When we are having, you know, ‘one of those mornings’ – it’s smoothies for breakfast. Smoothie are quick, easy to make and nutritious.

I start with Food Club Yogurt; which happens to be on sale this week, orange juice or milk, frozen strawberries, a banana, local honey or Stevia and a few ice cubes.

Mix in a blender, pour into to-go cups and we are out the door.  

Here are a few of my favorite smoothie mix-ins used in different combination:
Strawberries
Bananas (fresh or frozen)
Blueberries
Apple juice
Vanilla
Vanilla yogurt
Stevia
Local honey
Nutmeg
Milk
Orange juice
Flax seed
Rice protein powder
Frozen mixed berries 


Product Talk: Greek Yogurt


One of the newest craze in food right now is Greek yogurt. Greek yogurt is creamier and richer than regular yogurt. Compared to other yogurts, Greek yogurt has a higher amount of protein while having a lower amount of carbohydrates and fat.

When buying Greek yogurt the wisest choice, if you’re watching your weight, is get the plain yogurt, with no flavor, and add your own fruit or even honey.  But if you like a little flavor added to your yogurt you can buy that too. Dannon Greek yogurt actually has fruit at the bottom of its container and it makes a great morning snack.



Cool Mix-in’s


Peanut Butter Dream Ice Cream 

Ingredients:

2 cups Goldenbrook Farms Peanut Butter Bash Ice Cream
1/4 cup Hershey’s Reese’s Pieces 

Directions:
In a medium bowl, combine ice cream and Reese’s Pieces.

Mix ice cream until well combined. 

Serves: 4 

Nutritional Information: Calories Per Serving: 268, Fat: 15 g (8 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 25 mg, Sodium: 119 mg, Carbohydrates: 30 g, Fiber: 0 g, Protein: 6 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. 

Cherries ‘N Cream Sweet Treat 

Ingredients:
2 cups Goldenbrook Farms Cherries N’ Cream Ice Cream
5 blocks of Hershey’s Milk Chocolate with Almonds Bar 

Directions:
Combine all ingredients in blender, and blend until smooth. 

Serves: 4

Nutritional Information: Calories Per Serving: 198, Fat: 10 g (6 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 28 mg, Sodium: 46 mg, Carbohydrates: 24 g, Fiber: 0 g, Protein: 3 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. 

Turtles ‘N Cream Chocolate Treat 

Ingredients:
2 cups Goldenbrook Farms Turtles N’ Cream Ice Cream
1/4 cup Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup 

Directions:
In a medium bowl, combine ice cream and Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup. Mix ice cream until well combined. 

Serves: 4

Nutritional Information: Calories Per Serving: 220, Fat: 8 g (5 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 25 mg, Sodium: 123 mg, Carbohydrates: 34 g, Fiber: 0 g, Protein: 3 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. 

Grandma’s Mint Chocolate Moon Pie 

Ingredients:
2 cups Goldenbrook Farms Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
2 Mint Crunch Moon Pies 

Directions:
Combine ice cream and Moon Pies in a blender, blend until smooth.

Serves: 4 

Nutritional Information: Calories Per Serving: 255, Fat: 14 g (9 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 30 mg, Sodium: 85 mg, Carbohydrates: 28 g, Fiber: 1 g, Protein: 4 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. 

Chick-O-Stick Milkshake 

Ingredients:
2 cups Goldenbrook Farms Vanilla Ice Cream
1 bag Atkinson’s Chick-O-Stick Candy
2 Tbs dry-roasted peanuts 

Directions:
Crush Chick-O-Sticks and peanuts in blender and add ice cream. Blend together.

Serves: 4 

Nutritional Information: Calories Per Serving: 236, Fat: 12 g (6 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 30 mg, Sodium: 61 mg, Carbohydrates: 27 g, Fiber: 1 g, Protein: 5 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. 

Rocky Road Cool Treat 

Ingredients:
2 cups Goldenbrook Farms Rocky Road Ice Cream
1 Almond Joy bar 

Directions:
Combine ingredients in blender, blend until smooth. 

Serves: 4 

Nutritional Information: Calories Per Serving: 225, Fat: 12 g (7 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 25 mg, Sodium: 83 mg, Carbohydrates: 27 g, Fiber: 1 g, Protein: 4 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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