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Valentine fun for everyone


When you’re a family, it’s important to celebrate the things that matter—even if that means skipping the romantic restaurant dinner and instead fixing Valentine pizzas at home.


Let the kids serve you! They can prepare this pizza easily, by using English muffins, your favorite sauce and cheese…and topping it with hearts cut from pepperoni slices.


Just fold each slice in half and cut with scissors—just like you used to do when making paper hearts!


When the kids are in charge of pampering Mom and Dad for their romantic dinner, you can sit back and enjoy the 5-star service at the best place in town!


Team Spirit Treat


Prep Time: 20 minutes, plus chilling



Serves 4



1 (4-serving size) pkg sugar-free or regular gelatin dessert mix, in your team’s favorite color
1 cup boiling water

1 cup cold water

2 (6 oz) ctns Food Club Lite Yogurt, in your team’s favorite color/flavor

1 cup reduced-fat nondairy whipped topping

Cake sprinkles, tiny cookies or other edible decorations in team colors


Prepare the gelatin dessert according to package directions, using 1 cup boiling water and 1 cup cold water. Divide among 4 dessert bowls or wine glasses. Chill until firm, at least 90 minutes. Top with flavored yogurt and then a dollop of whipped topping. Garnish with decorations to complement your team’s colors.


Note: Dallas Cowboys are blue and silver; New Orleans Saints are black and yellow; Houston Texans are red, white and blue. 


Nutritional Information:

Calories Per Serving: 90, Fat: 2 g (0 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 92 mg, Carbohydrates: 13 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.

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First Quarter Subs

Prep Time: 10 minutes 
Cook Time: 10 minutes

Serves 12




1/4 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
2 Tbs ketchup (for chicken) or 
2 Tbs steak sauce (for beef)
1 (6 oz) pkg Tyson Grilled Chicken Breast Strips Or Tyson Steak Strips
1 dozen dinner rolls
1/2 cup shredded lettuce
3 tomatoes, sliced
6 slices of your favorite cheese
decorative toothpicks or party picks (optional)

In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise with ketchup or steak sauce and set aside. 

Cook chicken or beef according to package directions. Use a serrated knife to slice open each dinner roll. Lay one piece of meat on each bun, top with a dollop of sauce, some shredded lettuce, a tomato slice and half a slice of cheese. Top with the bun. Secure with picks, if desired. 


Nutritional Information:  Calories Per Serving: 59, Fat: 2 g (1 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 12 mg, Sodium: 70 mg, Carbohydrates: 3 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.


Queso Flameado!!!

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Serves 8



1 lb beef skirt steak (fajita meat)

1 cup mozzarella or Asadero cheese cubes

1 bell pepper, minced
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped

2 jalapeño peppers, sliced

8 corn or flour tortillas




Preheat oven to 300° F. Slice the skirt steak into thin strips or cubes and sauté in a large skillet until just pink. Remove from heat and cool slightly.Drain any extra fat.

In a 2-quart casserole, place half the cheese, then top with half the beef, all the peppers and then the rest of the cheese.

Add the remaining beef on top. Bake 15 – 20 minutes, until creamy and bubbly.

Sprinkle with cilantro and jalapeños. Spoon into tortillas to serve.


Nutritional Information:

Calories Per Serving: 258, Fat: 9 g (4 g  Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 77 mg, Sodium: 284 mg, Carbohydrates: 13 g, Fiber: 2 g, Protein: 29 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.


Pasta e Fagiole

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 19 minutes

Serves 8



1 (14 oz) pkg Butterball Smoked Turkey Sausage, sliced

1 Tbs olive oil

1 small onion, chopped 

1 (32 oz) carton chicken broth

1 (15 oz) can red kidney beans, drained

1 (15 oz) can diced tomatoes

1 tsp each of oregano, rosemary
and thyme leaves

1 (6 oz) pkg fresh baby spinach

1/2 cup uncooked small pasta



In a large saucepan, sauté sausage in olive oil for 3 minutes. Add onion and continue cooking another 3 minutes.


Stir in the chicken broth, beans and tomatoes. Add seasonings and bring to a boil. Simmer 10 minutes.


Add the spinach and pasta. Return to a boil and simmer 10 more minutes, or until pasta is done.


Nutritional Information:  Calories Per Serving: 250, Fat: 5 g (2 g Saturated Fat),Cholesterol: 29 mg, Sodium: 429 mg, Carbohydrates: 41 g, Fiber: 10 g, Protein:16g

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



Two-Step Lasagna

Prep Time: 20 minutes · Cook Time: 70 minutes



Serves 10



1 lb ground beef or sausage

3 1/2 cups (32 oz) Ragu Spaghetti Sauce

1 1/2 cups water

2 cups ricotta cheese

2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese 

1/2 cup Food Club Grated Parmesan Cheese

2 eggs

1/8 tsp salt

1/4 tsp pepper

8 oz Barilla Lasagne Noodles



Preheat oven to 350° F.


Brown meat in a large pan; drain off any excess fat. Add the spaghetti sauce and water; simmer about 10 minutes. Combine the remaining ingredients, except the noodles, for the filling.


Pour about 1 cup of sauce on the bottom of a 9×12 pan. Layer 3 strips of uncooked noodles over the sauce and cover with 1 1/2 cups additional sauce. Spread half of the cheese filling over that. Add another layer of lasagna, sauce and cheese. Top with a final layer of lasagna and remaining sauce.


Cover with foil and bake for about an hour. Remove the foil and bake 10 minutes longer. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.


Nutrition Information:

Calories: 377, Fat: 14 g (7 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 115 mg, Sodium: 527 mg, Carbohydrates: 28 g, Fiber: 2 g, Protein: 31 g 


© 2009, 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: Hosting a Cheap Holiday Party

Parties are fun. But parties can be expensive! Do you need some ideas on hosting an inexpensive party?

Here are some starters for great holiday parties—on a shoe string.  



  • Just have appetizers and dessert. Lots of people enjoy the more casual feel of snacking and nobody will miss the rest.
  • Do brunch. Eggs are one of the best bargains in the store, so take advantage of them with a casserole or omelets.
  • Stick to one drink. You don’t need to have a professional bartender serving exotic cocktails. Instead, mix up a pitcher of something that fits your theme—that’s enough!
  • Make it BYO. Whether they bring their own cooler of beer, or a bottle of nice red wine, let everyone know that they can add to the stash—and everybody enjoys!

Christmas Cut-Out Cookies


Prep Time: 10 minutes, plus chilling

Cook Time: 15 minutes


Serves 24 (depending on the size of the cookie)



1 tsp baking powder

3 – 4 cups Food Club Flour

1/2 tsp salt


Dash cinnamon, optional

1 tsp baking soda

1 cup Food Club Lite Sour Cream

1 1/2 cups sugar

1/2 cup butter-flavor shortening

2 eggs, beaten

1 tsp vanilla

Colored sugar or frosting, optional



Preheat oven to 350° F.


In a bowl, combine baking powder, flour, salt and cinnamon; set aside. Mix the baking soda with sour cream and set aside. In a large bowl, blend the shortening with sugar. Add eggs and vanilla and beat until fluffy.  Add the flour and sour cream mixtures to the batter, alternating between the two. Chill for an hour; roll out about 1/8 or 1/4-inch thick on a floured surface and cut into shapes.


Bake for 10 – 15 minutes. Sprinkle with sugar before baking or frost when cooled.


Nutritional Information: Calories Per Average Cookie: 169, Fat: 6 g (3 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 20 mg, Sodium: 113 mg, Carbohydrates: 25 g, Fiber: 0 g, Protein: 2 



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Scented Pinecones

Prep Time: 15 minutes



Paint edges of Pinecones with White Glue and sprinkle with your choice of McCormick spices (Ground Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Allspice or Cloves, or Apple Pie).


Tap off excess spice. Let stand until glue is dried. 


Trim with Greens or Ribbon, if desired. Place pinecones in a festive basket. Or tie pinecones to gift packages for fragrant wrappings. 


Craft recipe courtesy of McCormick Foods, Inc.



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Elegant, Creamy & Comforting Bisque

Tony Chachere’s Seafood Bisque




Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes   Serves:  24

1 stick unsalted sweet cream butter   

1 lb crab claw meat 

4 Tbs Tony Chachere’s White Gravy   

1 lb crawfish tails

15 oz shredded Swiss cheese               

1 lb small shrimp

1 1/2 large onion, finely chopped                      

1 Tbs parsley, chopped

1 can whole kernel corn                                   

2 Tbs wet garlic, minced

1 (15 oz) can cream-style corn             

1 Tbs green onions, chopped

2 (10 1/2 oz) cans cream of potato soup          

1 Tbs dry sherry

2 quarts Half and Half

1 pint of heavy whipping cream            

2 Tbs Tony Chachere’s Original Creole Seasoning


In a 6-quart pot, sauté onions until tender with melted butter and minced garlic. Add Tony Chachere’s white gravy to make a blond roux. Add corn, cream of potato, all seafood, half and half. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat immediately (put on medium heat to bring to boil). Add cheese, parsley, green onions and sherry. Season with Tony Chachere’s Original Creole Seasoning. Season until it has the right salt flavor and the rest will be perfect. Stir until cheese is completely melted. Remove from heat and serve. 

For more great seasoning dinner ideas, visit

Recipe courtesy of Tony Chachere’s.




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