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For the love of chocolate


If you love chocolate, you’ve probably already discovered that it goes well with just about anything: Coffee. Red wine. Milk. Even – yes, seriously – beer.  

But, just like fine wines deserve the perfect main course; great chocolates should be served with a beverage that complements their unique flavor and texture. 

Celebrate National Chocolate Month – and Valentine’s Day – with some of these classic, and not-so-classic, pairings. 

Events will be held at all stores sharing our love for chocolate. So don’t miss demonstrations on preparing chocolate, samples, special deals and more in the month of February at your local Brookshire’s. 

Molten chocolate cake

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes

Serves: 8 

Ingredients:
1/2 cup butter
8 oz semi-sweet baking chocolate, chopped
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 egg yolks
1 tsp vanilla
1/3 cup flour
1/4 cup shredded sweetened coconut (optional) 

Directions:
Preheat oven to 425° F. In a microwave safe bowl, microwave butter and chocolate for 30 seconds; repeat in intervals of 15 seconds until chocolate is melted. Add sugar, eggs, egg yolks and flour; mix well. Chop shredded coconut and add to chocolate batter. Spray 4 ramekins with cooking spray and pour batter into each ramekin. Place ramekins onto baking sheet. Bake for 15 to 16 minutes or until sides are firm but middle is still gooey. Allow cakes to cool for 10 minutes. Run a knife around the edge of cakes and flip over onto plate. 

Nutritional Information:  Calories Per Serving (half of cake): 385, Fat: 23 g (15 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 136 mg, Sodium: 122 mg, Carbohydrates: 40 g, Fiber: 1 g, Protein: 5 g

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Chocolate-Pecan Covered Strawberries

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Serves: 10 

Ingredients:
1 lb strawberries
6 oz dark chocolate
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup chopped pecans

Directions:
Wash and dry strawberries. In a microwave safe bowl, add chocolate and microwave for 30 seconds and stir; repeat in intervals of 15 seconds until chocolate is melted. Stir vanilla extract into chocolate. Dip strawberries into chocolate and then chopped pecans; place on wax paper to harden. 

Nutritional Information: Calories Per Serving: 125, Fat: 7 g (4 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 4 mg, Sodium: 14 mg, Carbohydrates: 14 g, Fiber: 2 g, Protein: 2 g 

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Cookie Crumble Balls

Prep Time: 2 hours
Serves: 24 

Ingredients:
1 (12 oz) pkg Food Club Cookies or cookies from Brookshire’s Bakery
3/4 cup frosting (Cream Cheese, Chocolate or Butter Cream)
12 oz chocolate (white chocolate, semi-sweet chocolate or dark chocolate)
optional toppings: sprinkles, chopped nuts or mini chocolate chips 

Directions:
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Break cookies in half and place in a food processor; process until coarse cookie crumbles. Add frosting into food processor; process until cookies are well combined. Roll cookies crumbles into balls and place on parchment paper and refrigerate for 1 hour. Chop chocolate and place in a microwave safe bowl, microwave chocolate for 30 seconds and stir; repeat in 15 second intervals, stirring in between. Once chocolate is melted, place a toothpick or skewer into cookie ball. Dip cookie ball into chocolate, shake off excess chocolate, dip in topping and place onto parchment paper. Refrigerate cookie crumble balls for 30 minutes. 

Nutritional Information: Calories Per Serving: 238, Fat: 12 g (5 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 17 mg, Sodium: 118 mg, Carbohydrates: 31 g, Fiber: 0 g, Protein: 3 g 

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

Bittersweet, Dark and Premium Chocolates: The fastest-growing category of chocolate. Darker varieties owe their new popularity partly to their perceived health benefits and partly to the explosion of “gourmet” and  European-style chocolates on the market. A premium dark chocolate may be as much as 80 percent chocolate liquor or cacao, giving it a super-intense, full-bodied taste. Bittersweet chocolate is often used in baking, but many of the newer gourmet darks are meant to be nibbled as a stand-alone treat. 

Serve it with: A full-bodied red wine, such as a Zinfandel or a Cabernet Sauvignon, or a dessert wine like a sherry or a tawny port. 

Milk Chocolate : The first chocolate most of us know and love, milk chocolate gets its smooth, mild sweetness from added milk fat. It has less cocoa liquor than darker chocolates, so the chocolate flavor is less intense. Because of their high fat content, milk chocolates scorch easily and aren’t usually a good choice for baking.

Serve it with: Espresso or French-roast coffee. The creamy sweetness of milk chocolate contrasts perfectly with the rich, dark, almost bitter notes of a well-brewed coffee. 

Semisweet Chocolate :  Think of a chocolate chip cookie – the chips in the classic childhood favorite are almost always semi-sweet. Semi-sweet is sweeter and lighter than bittersweet (baking) chocolate or the newer gourmet dark varieties, but not as milky or sweet as milk chocolate. Chocolate-dipped pretzels make a perfect accompaniment. 

Serve it with: Beer – especially raspberry ale or other fruit lambic; a stout or porter with chocolate undertones; or a brown ale with a nutty flavor. 

White Chocolate : Not really a chocolate at all, white chocolate is a combination of sugar, cocoa butter and milk, but none of the cocoa paste, liquor, or powder that gives chocolate its dark color and characteristic flavor. Good-quality white chocolate is rich, sweet, almost nutty, and so creamy it melts in your mouth.

Serve it with: A light sparkling wine or demi-sec Champagne. Also good:
a café latte or cappuccino.



Recipes for Love!


The intimacy in Paris is palpable with bistros nestled closely together and tables dotting the sidewalks. Couples young and old, sipping wine and savoring scrumptious meals by candlelight after strolling the streets of Montmartre. This classic bistro fare will transport your senses to a romantic rendezvous in Paris with your loved one.

Putting the Saint back in Valentine’s Day. In the 3rd century, St. Valentine, a Christian priest was arrested and martyred when he defied Claudius, then emperor of Rome, by refusing to cease performing marriage ceremonies for young soldiers in love. While in prison, he befriended the jailers daughter and on the eve of his execution, she wrote him a letter addressed to “My Valentine.” This is the origin of our modern St. Valentine’s Day. 

Peppercorn Steak (steak au poivre)

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes

Serves: 2 

Ingredients:
2 Tbs black peppercorn or peppercorn mix
2 (6 oz) sirloin steaks or tenderloin, trimmed of any fat
Kosher salt, to taste
1 Tbs butter
1 Tbs canola oil
2 Tbs cooking sherry or brandy
1/2 cup heavy cream 

Directions:
Place peppercorn into a quart size freezer bag and crush with a rolling pin. Sprinkle and press peppercorns into both sides of the meat and lightly sprinkle with kosher salt. 

In a large frying pan over medium high heat, add butter and oil; cook until light brown. Add meat and cook until desired doneness turning meat once during the cooking process. Remove meat and cover to keep warm. 

Pour brandy or sherry into the pan to deglaze. Bring to a boil while scraping the bottom of the pan. Add cream and bring to boil. Reduce heat and cook until cream is reduced by half. Serve sauce over or under steaks. 

If you are not a beef eater, you may replace the beef sirloin with ahi tuna steak. 

Nutritional Information:  Calories Per Serving: 561, Fat: 35 g (15 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 208 mg, Sodium: 246 mg, Carbohydrates: 5 g, Fiber: 2 g, Protein: 53 g 

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Parisian Potatoes (pomme de terre Parisienne)

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes

Serves: 2 

Ingredients:
1 large russet potato, peeled
3 Tbs unsalted butter
1 Tbs fresh parsley, chopped 

Directions:
Scoop out balls of potato with the large end of a melon baller and place into cold water. (The remaining potato may be used in the soup.) In a medium sauté pan over medium high heat, add butter and oil. Drain and dry potato balls. Add potatoes to pan and cook in the oil and butter mixture until golden brown on the outside stirring often until tender in the center; about 5 minutes. Remove potatoes with a slotted spoon as to remove any excess butter and garnish potatoes with chopped parsley before serving. 

Nutritional Information:  Calories Per Serving: 295, Fat: 18 g (11 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 46 mg, Sodium: 135 mg, Carbohydrates: 32 g, Fiber: 4 g, Protein: 4 g 

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Potato and Leek Soup (potage parmentier)

Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes

Serves: 4 

Ingredients:
1 1/2 lbs potatoes, peeled and quartered
1 (8 oz) leek, cleaned and chopped into 1/8” pieces
2 cups chicken stock or broth
1 tsp nutmeg
2 garlic cloves, peeled
1/4 tsp dried thyme leaves
1/2 cup heavy cream, whipped and chilled
2 Tbs fresh parsley, chopped 

Directions:
In a large saucepan over high heat, add potatoes, leek, chicken stock, nutmeg, garlic and thyme. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and let simmer for 30 minutes. Allow soup to cool for 5 minutes. Puree soup in a blender or food processor and return the blended soup to the pan. Stir in cream. Add broth until desired consistency. Top with fresh chopped parsley. 

Nutritional Information: Calories Per Serving: 114, Fat: 3 g (2 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 10 mg, Sodium: 205 mg, Carbohydrates: 20 g, Fiber: 3 g, Protein: 3 g 

Vegetables With Dill (bouquetiere de legumes a l’Aneth)

Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes

Serves: 2 

Ingredients:
12 fresh asparagus spears, cut into 5” length pieces measuring from the tip of the asparagus
5 fresh radishes, halved from stem to tip
4 oz young carrots, peeled
1 Tbs unsalted butter
1 garlic clove, minced
1 Tbs fresh lemon juice
1 tsp dried dill or 1 Tbs fresh dill chopped
Salt and pepper, to taste 

Directions:
Blanch asparagus in boiling water for 4 minutes. Remove asparagus and chill under running water. Set aside. In a large saucepan, add 1 quart of salted water over high heat. Add carrots and radishes; boil for 4 minutes or until tender. Drain water. In a large sauté pan over medium heat, add butter, garlic, lemon juice and dill. Add asparagus, carrots and radishes and heat through. 

Nutritional Information: Calories Per Serving: 110, Fat: 6 g (4 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 15 mg, Sodium: 89 mg, Carbohydrates: 13 g, Fiber: 5 g, Protein: 4 g 

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Chocolate mousse (la mousse au chocolat)

Prep Time: 40 minutes
Serves: 6 

Ingredients:
8 oz semi sweet chocolate
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
2 eggs, separated
2 egg yolks
1 Tbs vanilla extract
3/4 stick unsalted butter, softened
2 cups heavy cream, whipped 

Directions:
Melt chocolate in a double boiler. Do not let the bowl touch the water. Place the sugar and water in a saucepan and boil for 3 minutes. Beat the four egg yolks slowly with an electric beater or mixer. Add hot sugar syrup beating all the while for another 5 minutes until thick. Add butter and melted chocolate. Beat 2 egg whites with electric beater until a soft peak stage but not overly stiff. Reserve 2 Tbs whipped cream for garnish. Fold the chocolate mixture into the whipped cream. Pour into two champagne glasses (not flutes), two wine or margarita glasses. Garnish with dollop of whipped cream and chocolate shavings before serving. 

Tip: Place melted chocolate into a zip-top bag and cut the corner. Pipe chocolate into heart shapes onto parchment paper. Place hearts in freezer for 30 minutes or until hard. 

Nutritional Information: Calories Per Serving: 413, Fat: 30 g (19 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 169 mg, Sodium: 113 mg, Carbohydrates: 31 g, Fiber: 1 g, Protein: 5 g 

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



Shop the Sale: The Big Game Plan


It’s about time for the big game that football fans have been waiting for all season. Your favorite team may not be in the game but it is always fun to get together with friends and enjoy a night of football. Planning a party to watch the game can be pretty stressful with the decorations, the menu, and the dreaded clean-up but Brookshire’s has items this week on-sale to help you with your menu and clean-up. Next to the actual game, the food is the most important part of the event.  Hillshire Smoked Sausage, John Soules Beef or Chicken Fajita Meat, Nabisco Snack Crackers, DiGiorno Pizza, and Julio’s Salsa are all on-sale at Brookshire’s. I know I will be eating some Julio’s Mild Salsa while I watch the game. For all the host and hostess that are going to be grilling for their party, Kingsford Charcoal and Reynolds Wrap Aluminum Foil are on sale.  The worst part of big game, if your team does not lose, is the clean up. Instead of using dishes that will have to be cleaned, pick up some Hefty Plates, Trays, Bowls, and Cups. This way instead of having a sink full of dishes your guest can throw their plates or bowls away when they are done eating. You can also pick up some Hefty Trashbags on sale because if your hosting a party there will be a lot of trash. So you are not tempted to snack on the leftover food the next week pick up some Hefty OneZip Storage Bags and send leftover food home with your guest. This year you don’t really have to worry too much about decorations because if you make everything yellow with accents of green and black you have both teams covered. I hope you enjoy the big game this year! 



Make your party super easy!


You’ll have plenty of tasty snacks—and time—on hand for the big game when you order one of Brookshire’s delicious and convenient fresh, custom-made party trays.  

Because they come ready-to-serve, all you’ll have to worry about is having enough dip to satisfy your hungry bunch! 

Don’t forget to order these ahead of time so that they’re ready to be picked up just before kick-off!

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Lime Sherbet Punch


This year, spice up the big game with our sweet and tasty Lime Sherbet Punch or Red Apple Martinis.

And when the hunger hits, serve up an explosion of south-of-the-border flavors and snacks. Just don’t be shocked if they’re gone before halftime!  

 

Lime Sherbet Punch
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Serves: 4 

Ingredients:
2 cups Food Club Apple Juice
4 cups Food Club Ginger Ale
1/3 cup Red Diamond Lemonade
1/3 cup Food Club Orange Juice
2 cups Goldenbrook Farms Lime Sherbet 

Directions:
In a punch bowl, combine all juices; mix well. Add  lime sherbet. 

Nutritional Information:  Calories Per Serving: 269, Fat: 1 g (1 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 5 mg, Sodium: 37 mg, Carbohydrates: 65 g, Fiber: 0 g, Protein: 1 g 

Red Apple Martini

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Serves: 2 

Ingredients:
1/4 cup Food Club Apple Juice
1/4 cup Food Club Cranberry Juice
2 oz vodka 

Directions:
In a cocktail shaker with ice, combine apple juice, cranberry juice and vodka; cover and shake. Pour into martini glass. 

Nutritional Information: Calories Per Serving: 86, Fat: 0 g (0 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 1 mg, Carbohydrates: 5 g, Fiber: 1 g, Protein: 0 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.

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Get Courageous


 

Ever wish you could prepare a gourmet meal?

 

Well, now you can!  At Brookshire’s, we want you to let your inner chef loose and get courageous in the kitchen!

Your efforts and taste buds will be rewarded with chef-worthy cuisine that easily rates five stars!   

Jicama Melon Salsa

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Serves 4

 

Ingredients:

1 cup cantaloupe, diced

1 cup honeydew melon, diced

1/2 cup jicama, peeled and diced

2 Tbs red onions, sliced

1/2 green bell pepper, diced

1/2 red bell pepper, diced

2 Tbs cilantro, chopped

1 lime, juiced

1 jalapeño, minced

salt, to taste 

 

Directions:

Combine all ingredients; refrigerate until serving time. Place salsa on top of your favorite meat.

 

Nutritional Information:  Calories per Serving: 45, Fat: 0 g (0 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 56 mg, Carbohydrates: 10 g, Fiber: 2 g, Protein: 1 g

 

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Almond Brittle

Serves: 8
Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

 

Ingredients:

2 cups Food Club Sugar

1/2 cup water

1/4 cup corn syrup

1 1/2 cup almonds, toasted and chopped

 

Directions:

Combine the sugar, water, and corn syrup in a heavy-bottomed pan. Stir together with a spoon, making sure there are no lumps of dry sugar left. Cover the pan and place it on medium heat for 4 minutes. Remove the lid, increase the heat to high, and bring it to a boil. Do not stir, but if sugar crystals appear on the side of the pan; use a wet pastry brush to clean the sides.

 

Cook the sugar until it starts to change color, 300° F. At this point lower the heat and cook the sugar until golden brown or 325° F. Remove from heat quickly and throw in the almonds and pour on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper, distributing it evenly. Let cool completely and break in chunks.

 

Nutritional Information:  Calories Per Serving: 323, Fat: 9 g (1 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 1 mg, Carbohydrates: 61 g, Fiber: 2 g, Protein: 4 g

 

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Tabbouleh Salad

Serves: 4
Prep Time: 2 hours

 

Ingredients:

1/2 cup bulgur, fine or medium grain, rinsed under running water and drained

2 lemons, juiced

1/3 cup Food Club Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1 tsp salt

1/8 tsp cayenne pepper

2 cups minced fresh parsley leaves

2 medium tomatoes, halved, seeded and cut into very small dice

4 medium scallions, green and white parts, minced

2 Tbs minced fresh mint leaves (or 1 rounded tsp dried mint)

 

Directions:

Mix bulgur wheat with juice from one lemon in medium bowl; set aside until grains are tender and fluffy, 20 to 40 minutes, depending on age and type of bulgur.

 

Mix remaining lemon juice, olive oil, salt and cayenne pepper. Mix bulgur, parsley, tomatoes, scallions, and mint; add dressing and toss to combine. Cover and refrigerate to let flavors blend, 1 to 2 hours.

 

Nutritional Information:  Calories Per Serving: 251, Fat: 19 g (3 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 608 mg, Carbohydrates: 20 g, Fiber: 6 g, Protein: 4 g

 

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Celery Salad with Dijon & Pecans

Serves: 6
Prep Time: 30 minutes + chilling

 

 

Ingredients:

Creamy Dijon Dressing:

1 lemon, juiced

1 1/2 Tbs Dijon mustard

1 tsp honey

1/2 tsp salt

3 Tbs Food Club Extra Virgin Olive Oil

3 Tbs Food Club Fat-Free Sour Cream

 

 

Salad:

1/4 cup Food Club Pecans

3 celery ribs, chopped

1/2 pear, ripe but firm, grated

2 Tbs chopped green onions

2 Tbs parsley leaves, fresh chopped

2 Tbs tarragon leaves, fresh chopped

 

Directions:

In medium bowl, whisk together lemon juice, mustard, honey and salt. In a steady stream, slowly whisk in oil. Add sour cream; whisk to combine. Set aside.

Toast the pecans in a small dry skillet over medium-high heat until fragrant, about 5 minutes and then rough chop.

 

Combine chopped celery, chopped pear and dressing. Stir in green onions, parsley, tarragon and pecans. Adjust seasonings with salt and pepper. Refrigerate until chilled, about 30 minutes. Serve. 

 

Nutritional Information:  Calories Per Serving: 175, Fat: 16 g (2 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 1 mg, Sodium: 379 mg, Carbohydrates: 9 g, Fiber: 2 g, Protein: 2 g

 

Bulgur can be used as a main entree or side dish with seasonings, vegetables, nuts or small amounts of meats or fish. ~foodreference.com

 

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

 



Ready-Made Crowd Pleasers


Save time—then spend it with family and friends!

 

Choose fresh, zesty dips and vegetable trays, and yummy desserts like our creme cakes or fudge brownies!

 

Create a delicious snack table combination with Food Club Dips and Sunnybrook Farms Vegetable Trays!

 

Sunnybrook Farms, Pico De Gallo, Food Club Ranch Dip and Food Club Spinach Dip.

 

Don’t forget the ice! Premier Mountain Ice. Sold in two convenient sizes.



Snack Happy


Nothing kicks up the flavor and fun of  Cheese Steak Quesadillas like McCormick’s incredible Taco Seasoning.

Just sprinkle McCormick’s Taco Seasoning in with the cheese and steak before you grill and  watch the flavor of your quesadillas come to life like never before! 

 

Cheese Steak Quesadillas 

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes

Serves 6 

Ingredients:
1 lb boneless beef sirloin steak, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
1 1/2 tsp seasoned salt
1 tsp McCormick Taco Seasoning
3 jalapeño peppers, diced
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1 cup 2% cheddar cheese, cubed
6 (8-inch) flour tortillas 

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350° F. In a large skillet over medium heat, add beef; stir until browned. Drain fat: if needed. Add onions, seasoned salt and taco seasoning; cook for 5 minutes stirring occasionally. Add jalapeño peppers, cilantro and cheese; stirring until cheese is melted. 

Fill tortillas half way full and fold. Place tortilla on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 5 minutes or until tortilla starts to brown. Cut quesadillas into sections. 

Nutritional Information:  Calories per Serving: 289, Fat: 12 g (6 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 87 mg, Sodium: 838 mg, Carbohydrates: 15 g, Fiber: 2 g, Protein: 23 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.



Get Ready to Play!


Planning a party for the big game this January?

Kick it up a notch by heading “South of the Border” with hot n’ spicy recipes guaranteed to delight! Fans of all ages will love our yummy Touchdown Taco Empanadas. Plus, you’ll score some serious points with our tasty Tequila Wings, hearty White Chili and Grilled Pepper Poppers. 

And just for a little crunch, add nachos or fresh veggies for the perfect dippers! No matter which team you’re rooting for, you’ll make this year’s bash a hit with our super selection of snacks! 

Tequila Wings

Prep Time: 15 minutes + marinating
Cook Time: 50 minutes

Serves: 8 

Ingredients:
1 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp ground cayenne
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
1/2 cup tequila
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 Tbs chipotle sauce or Louisiana hot sauce
2 lbs chicken wings or drumsticks 

Directions:
In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients except wings. Place wings in baking dish. Pour tequila sauce over wings and marinate for 15 minutes. Flip and marinate another 15 minutes. After marinating pour tequila sauce into a saucepan. Preheat oven to 350° F. Place wings on a baking sheet and place into oven. Bake wings for 50 minutes. Heat tequila sauce until it begins to thicken. Increase the temperature on the oven to broil. Brush thickened tequila sauce onto wings and place in oven. Broil wings for 5 to 9 minutes or until crispy brown. 

Nutritional Information: Calories Per Serving: 259, Fat: 9 g (2 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 101 mg, Sodium: 397 mg, Carbohydrates: 2 g, Fiber: 0 g, Protein: 33 g 

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Grilled Pepper Poppers

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes

Serves: 16 

Ingredients:
2/3 cup shredded Mexican blend cheese
1/2 cup shredded 2% mozzarella cheese
4 oz. Food Club Fat-Free Cream Cheese, softened
2 Tbs green onions, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 tsp ground cumin
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 tsp kosher salt
8 jalapeño peppers, halved lengthwise and seeds removed 

Directions:
Preheat oven to 300° F. Spray baking sheet with cooking spray. In a large bowl, mix together cheese, green onions, red bell pepper, cumin, garlic and salt. Place 2 teaspoons of cheese mixture into each halve of pepper. Place stuffed peppers on baking sheet. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes. 

Nutritional Information:  Calories Per Serving: 63, Fat: 5 g (3 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 15 mg, Sodium: 360 mg, Carbohydrates: 2 g, Fiber: 0 g, Protein: 3 g 

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White Chili

Prep Time: 3 hours + 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes

Serves: 10 

Ingredients:
1 lb white beans, soaked over night in water, drained or 3 (15.8 oz) cans white beans, drained
5 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1 Tbs Food Club Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 onion, chopped
1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast, cubed
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 jalapeño peppers, chopped
2 (4 oz) cans chopped green chilies
1 Tbs ground cumin
1/2 Tbs oregano leaves
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1 1/2 cups Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
Salt and pepper, to taste 

Directions:
Rinse beans. In a large pot, combine white beans and chicken broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and let beans simmer for 3 hours, In a skillet, add olive oil and chopped onion; cook until onion is tender. Add chicken; cook until chicken is no longer pink. In a large pot, add cooked chicken, chopped onions, chopped jalapeño, minced garlic, green chilies, spices and beans; stir to blend. Let chili simmer for 1/2 hour. Before serving sprinkle Monterey Jack cheese over chili. 

Nutritional Information:  Calories Per Serving: 392, Fat: 10 g (4 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 54 mg, Sodium: 189 mg, Carbohydrates: 46 g, Fiber: 14 g, Protein: 33 g

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Touchdown Taco Empanandas

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 16 – 18 minutes

Serves: 12 

Ingredients:
1 Tbs Food Club Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 lb ground turkey
1 Tbs ground cumin
1 tsp salt
1 (15 oz) can Food Club Black Beans, rinsed
1 cup Food Club Shredded 2% Cheddar Cheese
1/2 cup chopped onions
1 (10 oz) can diced tomatoes and
green chilies
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup cilantro sprigs, chopped
3 (16.5 oz) pkgs refrigerated pizza dough
1 egg
1 Tbs water 

Directions:
In a skillet, add olive oil and turkey. Sprinkle cumin over turkey. Cook until ground turkey is no longer pink. Preheat oven 375° F. Pour black beans in a colander and rinse with water. In a large bowl, combine black beans, cheese, onion, tomatoes, garlic and cilantro.  Roll pizza dough out on a well floured surface. Using a circle cookie cutter, or a large cup, cut circles into pizza dough. Fill each circle with a spoonful of taco mixture and fold dough over the make a half circle. Press edges of dough with fork to seal. In a small bowl, combine egg and water. Brush egg wash over empanadas. Place empanadas on a cookie sheet and bake for 16 to 18 minutes or until golden brown. 

Nutritional Information:Calories Per Serving: 352, Fat: 11 g (4 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 64 mg,  Sodium: 537 mg, Carbohydrates: 40 g, Fiber: 6 g, Protein: 24 g

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Simply Christmas


Indulge in the ultimate holiday tradition with our rich and delicious Food Club Egg Nog. Made locally, friends and family will savor the fresh taste of this festive, spiced classic. 

Egg nog is traditionally a social drink, and was common at holiday parties, which helped form its reputation as a Christmas-time beverage.

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