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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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Sugar and Spice


Sweets to Entice! 

Zucchini Bread
Christmas Gingersnaps
Snicker-doodle Holiday Drink
Cinnamon-pecan Popcorn 

What better gift to give than the aroma of fresh-baked Zucchini Bread—especially when packaged in such cute containers? 

And at your holiday party, your guests will have more than sugar plums dancing in their heads after enjoying delicious Ginger Snap Cookies, Sweet and Spicy Popcorn and our warmed, chill-chasing snicker-doodle holiday drink. 

Zucchini Bread  

Prep Time: 30 minutes           
Cook Time: 35 minutes

Serves: 24 

Ingredients:
3 cups flour
1 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder 
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground nutmeg
1 1/2 cups grated zucchini (about 1-2 zucchini)
1 apple, grated
1 cup chopped pecans
3 eggs
1 cup canola oil
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
3 tsp vanilla extract
3 (10.5 or 11 oz) metal coffee cans (remove label and  cut away lip inside the can if present) 

Directions:
Preheat oven to 375° F. In a large bowl, mix together flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, grated zucchini, grated apple and chopped pecans. In a medium bowl, beat together eggs, canola oil, sugars and vanilla. Pour into flour mixture. Butter and flour each can, to prevent the bread from sticking to the can; make sure crevices are covered. Divide batter into cans and place in the oven for 45 to 50 minutes or until golden brown. Allow cans to cool for 20 minutes before
removing bread and slicing.  

Nutritional Information: Calories Per Serving: 243, Fat: 13 g (1 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 23 mg, Sodium: 159 mg, Carbohydrates: 30 g, Fiber: 1 g, Protein: 3 g 

Christmas Gingersnaps  

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes

Serves: 12 

Ingredients:
3/4 cup canola oil
1 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup light molasses
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 egg
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground cinnamon
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt

Tubinado sugar, to garnish 

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350° F. Spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray. In a large bowl, combine oil, sugar, molasses, vanilla and egg. In a medium bowl, combine flour, spices, baking soda and salt. Slowly pour flour mixture into molasses mixture; mix well. Sprinkle Turbinado sugar on top of cookies. Place cookies on pan and bake for 10 to 12 minutes. 

Nutritional Information: Calories Per Serving: 269, Fat: 14 g (1 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 16 mg, Sodium: 319 mg, Carbohydrates: 33 g, Fiber: 1 g, Protein: 3 g  

Snicker-doodle Holiday Drink 

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Serves: 4 

Ingredients:
1/4 cup Turbinado sugar
3 tsp ground cinnamon
3/4 cup whipping cream
1 oz Baileys Irish Cream
1 oz cinnamon liqueur
2 oz Smirnoff Vanilla Twist Vodka 

Directions:
In a small bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon. Place the rim of 4 glasses into the sugar/cinnamon mixture. Fill a cocktail shaker with some ice and the remaining ingredients and shake. Pour cocktail into the 4 glasses. 

Nutritional Information: Calories Per Serving: 181, Fat: 8 g (5 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 51 mg,  Sodium: 17 mg, Carbohydrates: 15 g, Fiber: 1 g, Protein: 6 g 

Cinnamon-pecan Popcorn 

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Serves: 6 

Ingredients:
1 bag Food Club Natural Light Popcorn
2 Tbs unsalted butter, melted
1 Tbs sugar
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup pecans, toasted
1/2 cup caramel bits
1 1/2 Tbs water 

Directions:
In a large bowl, combine the first 6 ingredients. In a microwavable bowl, combine caramel bits and water; microwave, stir and repeat until melted. Pour caramel over popcorn; mix well. 

Nutritional Information: Calories Per Serving: 103, Fat: 6 g (4 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 15 mg, Sodium: 42 mg, Carbohydrates: 12 g, Fiber: 3 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. 



Candy Cane Cheesecake


Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes

Serves 12 

Crust:
1 1/2 cups crushed chocolate graham crackers
1/4 cup butter, melted
3/4 cup + 2 Tbs Food Club Sugar, divided 

 

Cheesecake:
3 (8 oz) pkgs Food Club Fat-free Cream Cheese, softened
1 cup Greek yogurt
1 cup whipping cream
3 Tbs all-purpose flour
1 Tbs vanilla
3 eggs 

Ganache:
1/3 cup whipping cream
3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup peppermint, crushed 

Directions:
Pre-heat oven to 325° F. In a medium bowl, combine crushed graham cracker, butter and 2 tablespoons sugar. Spray a 9-inch spring form pan with cooking spray. Press crumb mixture into pan and bake for 14 minutes. In a large bowl, with electric mixer cream the cream cheese and 3/4 cup sugar. Add eggs one at a time and then vanilla, Greek yogurt and 1 cup whipping cream; mix well. Pour into cooled crust and bake 50 to 55 minutes. 

In a sauce pan over medium heat, bring 1/3 cup whipping cream to a boil. Remove from heat and add chocolate stirring constantly. Pour ganache over cheesecake and smooth over with a spatula. Sprinkle crushed peppermint on top of ganache. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight before removing from pan. 

Nutritional Information: Calories per Serving: 471, Fat: 34 g (21 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 137 mg, Sodium: 264 mg, Carbohydrates: 33 g, Fiber: 1 g, Protein: 10 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.



Sweet and Salty – Delicious and Savory


For the best of both worlds, satisfy your taste for the sweet and salty with four delicious and savory treats.  

Our chewy Tuxedo Pretzels and moist Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies pair well with crunchy Graham Cracker Bark, while everyone will be sure to delight in an indulgent, melt-in-your-mouth Almond Truffle. 

 

Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies  

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes

Serves: 12 

Ingredients:
1 cup unsalted butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups flour
1/4 tsp salt
2 eggs, separated
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
12 Hershey Kisses 

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 350° F. Spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray. Cream together butter, sugar and egg yolk. Add vanilla, flour and salt; mix well. Roll dough into balls. Roll balls into egg whites and then into walnuts. Place balls onto cookie sheet. Press finger into middle of each ball and bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until light brown. Immediately after getting cookies out of the oven place one Hershey Kiss into center of the cookie. 

Nutritional Information:  Calories Per Serving: 309, Fat: 21 g (11 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 73 mg, Sodium: 174 mg, Carbohydrates: 28 g, Fiber: 1 g, Protein: 5 g 

Graham Cracker Bark 

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Serves: 16 

Ingredients:
1/2 box graham crackers
1/3 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup Heath Milk Chocolate Toffee Bits 

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350° F. Line a 10×15 baking dish with parchment paper. Place graham crackers on top of parchment paper. 

In a saucepan, melt butter and stir in sugar; bring to a boil. Stir occasionally until candy thermometer reaches 310° F. Pour sugar mixture over graham crackers and then chocolate chips. Place baking sheet in oven and cook for 5 minutes. With a fork swirl chocolate on bark. Add chopped pecans and toffee bits to bark. Place bark in refrigerator for 2 hours and then break apart.       

Nutritional Information: Calories Per Serving: 281, Fat: 18 g (8 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 16 mg,  Sodium: 130 mg, Carbohydrates: 30 g, Fiber: 1 g, Protein: 2 g 

Tuxedo Pretzels 

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Serves: 12 

Ingredients:
 oz white chocolate
2 oz semi-sweet chocolate
1 (10 oz) bag twisted pretzels 

Directions:
In a microwave safe bowl, add white chocolate and microwave for 30 seconds and stir. Microwave in intervals of 15 seconds until melted; stir after every microwave. Repeat with semi-sweet chocolate. Dip half a pretzel in the white chocolate and place on wax paper to harden. Once white chocolate is hard, dip the other half in semi-sweet chocolate and place back on wax paper to harden. 

Nutritional Information: Calories Per Serving: 138, Fat: 4 g (2 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 1 mg,  Sodium: 325 mg, Carbohydrates: 25 g, Fiber: 1 g, Protein: 3 g 

Almond Truffles 

Prep Time: 20 minutes, plus chill time
Serves: 12 

Ingredients:
1/2 cup Food Club Heavy Cream
2 Tbs butter
1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 tsp almond extract
1/2 cup chopped almonds 

Directions:
In a saucepan, bring heavy cream and butter to a boil. In a metal bowl, combine chocolate chips and hot cream. Once chocolate is melted add almond extract. Place chocolate in refrigerator and chill for 2 hours. Roll chocolate into balls and place back the freezer for 6 hours or over night. Roll balls into chopped almonds. 

Nutritional Information: Calories Per Serving: 171, Fat: 12 g (7 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 32 mg, Sodium: 32 mg, Carbohydrates: 14 g, Fiber: 1 g, Protein: 3 g



Shop the Sale: Real Big Deal


The “Real Big Deal” on the front page of this week’s Brookshire’s circular offers 4 free items simply by purchasing a Hormel Snack Party Tray.  I’ve become accustomed to looking forward to the “Real Big Deal” when it is advertised every other week.  I like the excitement of receiving my weekly ad and discovering what I can take home for free.  

This week the 4 free items include a package of Hillshire Farm Little Smokies, a can of party peanuts, a bag of Chex Mix and a package of chip dip.  These are all items I can use at a holiday party.  And the offer is so easy – they’re free simply by purchasing a Hormel Snack Party Tray.  Finding bargains like this “Real Big Deal” at Brookshire’s really helps out my food budget when it comes to party planning this holiday season. 



Festive Nibbles


Forget sugarplums dancing in your head. One taste of our Bacon Cheese Log, Olive Puffs, Spiced Nuts, Baklava and Pumpkin Spice Cookies, and you’ll see the holidays have never tasted better. Your friends and family will love them, and each recipe is perfect for holiday parties both at home and the office.  

For a fun twist to this year’s holiday party, ask your guests to bring their favorite nibbler to the party along with copies of the recipe to hand out. You won’t have to do all the cooking, everyone gets to try delicious new dishes and your guests all leave with a gift. Perfect! 

Guest-pleasing & fuss-free nibblers 

Bacon Cheese Log

Prep Time: 15 minutes, plus freezing time
Serves: 12 

Ingredients:
8 – 10 slices bacon
2 (8 oz) pkgs Food Club Reduced-Fat Cream Cheese
1/2 cup blue cheese crumbles or 1 cup cheddar cheese
4 Tbs green onions, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced 

Directions:
In a skillet, cook bacon until it is crisp. Once bacon has cooled, crumble. In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, blue cheese, green onions and garlic. Place cream cheese mixture onto wax paper. Roll cream cheese to make a log and then roll log in bacon crumbles. Place wax paper and log into the freezer. Keep log in freezer for one hour or until firm. 

Nutritional Information: Calories Per Serving: 173, Fat: 16 g (15 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 52 mg, Sodium: 277 mg, Carbohydrates: 2 g, Fiber: 0 g, Protein: 5 g 

Baklava

Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes

Serves: 14 

Ingredients:
1 (1 lb) box frozen phyllo sheets
1/2 cup butter, melted
2 cups walnuts or blanched almonds, finely chopped
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tsp Food Club Ground Cinnamon
3/4 cup Food Club Sugar
3/4 cup Food Club Honey
1 cup water
1 Tbs lemon juice 

Directions:
Thaw phyllo pastry and separate sheets according to package directions. Keep pastry not being used covered with clean, damp dish towel to keep it from drying out. Place half of pastry sheets in a greased 15x10x1 baking pan, one by one, brushing each sheet quickly and all over with melted butter. Combine nuts, powdered sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over buttered pastry. Place remaining sheets on top, brushing each with melted butter. Cut baklava pastry into 2-inch diamonds. Bake at 350° F until brown and crisp, about 30 to 35 minutes. 

In a saucepan, combine sugar, honey, water and lemon juice; bring to a boil. Boil baklava syrup for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thick. Cool and pour over baklava. 

Nutritional Information: Calories Per Serving: 488, Fat: 19 g (5 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 17 mg, Sodium: 311 mg, Carbohydrates: 74 g, Fiber: 2 g, Protein: 9 g 

Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes

Serves: 30 

Ingredients:
Cookie:
2 1/2 cups Food Club Flour
1 tsp Food Club Baking Powder
1 tsp Food Club Baking Soda
2 tsp Food Club Cinnamon
1 tsp Food Club Pumpkin Pie Spice
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup Food Club Brown Sugar
1 cup mashed pumpkin
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract 

Ingredients:

Frosting:
4 oz Food Club Fat-Free Cream Cheese (1/2 of 8 oz pkg), softened
2 Tbs 2% milk
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups powdered sugar 

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350° F. Spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray. In a large bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice and salt. In a medium bowl, cream together butter and sugars. Add pumpkin, egg and vanilla. Combine dry ingredients with pumpkin mixture. Place cookie dough onto cookie sheet. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes. In a medium bowl, beat together cream cheese, milk and vanilla extract. Slowly add in powdered sugar. Once mixed well, ice cookies with cream cheese frosting. 

Nutritional Information:  Calories Per Serving: 151, Fat: 5 g (3 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 19 mg, Sodium: 116 mg, Carbohydrates: 26 g, Fiber: 0 g, Protein: 2 g 

Olive Puffs

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes

Serves: 24 

Ingredients:
1 sheet puff pastry, thawed
1/2 cup shredded 2% cheddar cheese
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
24 pimento-stuffed olives 

Directions:
Preheat oven to 400° F. Spray a baking sheet with non-stick spray. Roll out puff pastry with a floured rolling pan until thin. Sprinkle cayenne pepper onto dough and press cheddar cheese into dough. Slice dough into 1/2-inch wide slices. Place olive on dough and roll dough to cover olive. Cut dough and pinch at the edge of dough and olive. Place olive puff on baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes. 

Nutritional Information: Calories Per Serving: 72, Fat: 5 g (1 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 2 mg, Sodium: 79 mg, Carbohydrates: 5 g, Fiber: 20 g, Protein: 1 g 

Spice pecans

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes

Serves: 16 

Ingredients:
1/4 cup butter
1 lb pecan halves
1/2 cup Food Club Brown Sugar
1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp Food Club Cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

Directions:
Preheat oven to 275° F. In a saucepan over medium heat, add butter and stir until butter is melted. Stir pecans into melted butter. Pour pecans onto baking sheet and sprinkle with brown sugar, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and cayenne pepper. Bake in the oven for 20 to 25 minutes. 

Nutritional Information: Calories Per Serving: 239, Fat: 23 g (4 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 8 mg, Sodium: 239 mg, Carbohydrates: 9 g, Fiber: 3 g, Protein: 3 g



Family Matters: Family Game Night


What better way to start off the holiday season than spending quality time together as a family.  Twice a month, pick a night to sit outside on the porch in the fresh air and play board games or card games as a family.  Let the kids each pick out a game or take turns each game night. 

You are guaranteed lots of laughter and joy as you try to out play each other or team up on other family members.  This makes for a great time of friendly competition and family togetherness.  Family game night is cheap and priceless when it comes to the difference it will make to your children. 

Eating meals together as a family is important, but also taking time to play games with your kids adds lots of fun, smiles and laughter and makes for great family memories.  You have to make time for what is really important – our kids and family. 

Don’t forget to set aside time this week for your family and enjoy a family “game night”.  Count your blessings daily and give thanks for the time you share with your family.



Family Matters: BUSH’S Chili Magic Chili


Football season has officially arrived and if your family is like mine, we live and breath football, from early morning practices, to hometown games and Monday Night Football!

When watching the game on the big screen my boys want a real “man’s meal”. Their most requested “man’s meal” is Chili.

I use this simple recipe that scores me points every time!
BUSH’S Chili Magic Chili
Ingredients:
1 lb lean ground beef or turkey
1 cup onion, chopped 
1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes
1 (15.5 ounces) can BUSH’S Chili Magic Chili Starter, any style
shredded cheddar cheese
tortilla chips
Directions:
Sauté the onion until softened. Add ground beef or turkey and brown. Add diced tomatoes and BUSH’S Chili Magic Chili Starter. Stir, cover and simmer gently for 15 minutes. Serve garnished with cheddar cheese and tortilla chips.
For more tailgating at home recipes such as twice-baked potatoes, jerk chicken, and bacon and cheddar biscuits, pick up the September issue of Celebrate Cooking Magazine or visit brookshires.com. 


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!



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On Wednesdays, get a tip or idea on using an item in the circular.

Family Matters

Ideas for the whole family come to you every Thursday.

Dine In

Stop fighting the crowds, save money and dine in, every Friday.

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