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Flavors of Squash!

Chili Baked Squash

Prep Time: 20 minutes · Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Serves: 4 

2 medium acorn squash
1 Tbs olive oil
1/2 cup bell pepper, chopped
2 cloves garlic
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1/2 cup 2% cheddar cheese, shredded
1 (15 oz) can turkey chili
2 slices turkey bacon, cooked, crumbled
2 Tbs green onions
1 cup fat-free sour cream
Salt and pepper, to taste 

Preheat oven to 350° F. Poke squash with a fork and place in the microwave for 5 minutes or until tender enough to cut. Halve squashes lengthwise and remove seeds. In a large baking dish, pour water into dish until 1/4 full and place squash cut side down; bake for 50 minutes. While squash is cooking and almost done, sauté bell pepper, garlic and onion in olive oil until vegetables are tender. Once squash is tender remove from oven and scoop out inside. In a large bowl, combine squash, vegetables and cheese. Pour water out of baking dish, place squash right side up in dish and return to oven for 10 minutes, or until cheese is melted. While squash is in the oven, heat chili as instructed on can. Take squash out of the oven and top with chili, bacon, green onions and sour cream. Salt and pepper, to taste. 

Nutritional Information:  Calories Per Serving: 302, Fat: 15 g (7 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 44 mg, Sodium: 770 mg, Carbohydrates: 29 g, Fiber: 6 g, Protein: 16 g


Johnsonville Italian all-natural ground sausage lasagna 

Serves: 12 

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 

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.

Dine-In: Tex-Mex Acorn Squash

Tex-Mex Acorn Squash
Prep Time: 25 minutes  Cook Time: 50 minutes

3 acorn squash
1/2 Tbs olive oil
1 small onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 cup chopped bell pepper
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp cumin
1-1/2 cup cooked black beans
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup shredded 2% cheddar cheese
1 cup corn
1 cup turkey chili

Pre-heat oven to 375°F. Cut squash in half horizontally and remove seeds. In a baking dish, add water until baking dish is 1/4th full. Place squash cut side down into baking dish. Bake for 40 minutes.

While squash is baking, sauté onions, garlic, and bell pepper with olive oil. Once vegetables become tender add paprika and cumin. In a large bowl, combine sautéed vegetables with remaining ingredients.

Reduce the oven to 325°F. Add chili mixture into the center of each squash and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes.

Nutritional Information:  Calories per Serving: 350, Fat: 9 g (5 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 28 mg, Sodium: 524 mg, Carbohydrates: 54 g, Fiber: 4 g, Protein: 17 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 

Shop the Sale: Lunchables

When I was in grade school, I loved it when my mother would pack “really cool stuff” in my lunchbox! Now as a mom, I am more concerned about packing a healthier lunch for my daughter, than giving her all the “cool stuff” she would like.

While I’m not a fan of Lunchables, every now and then, I’ll sneak one into her lunch box to brighten her day…especially when I’m running short on time! Check out September’s issue of Celebrate Cooking Magazine for a 50¢ Off Oscar Mayer Lunchables (Fun Pack or Complete – Selected Varieties).

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 


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


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 


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


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 


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 


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 


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


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!



Healthy Living: Deli Meats

Deli meats can be a hidden source of gluten. At Brookshire’s and Super-1 Foods stores, look for the Boar’s Head brand of deli products. All meats and cheeses from Boar’s Head are guaranteed gluten free.

Leigh Oliver’s Burgers

Prep Time: 15 minutes 
Cook Time: 10 minutes

Serves 4



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



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


Clubhouse sandwich

Fresh from the deli taste for an at-home price!




4 slices Oscar Mayer Fully Cooked Bacon

4 slices whole grain bread, toasted

2 Tbs Kraft Sandwich Shop Horseradish Dijon Flavored Reduced Fat Mayonnaise 

6 slices Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh Shaved Smoked Ham

6 slices Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh Shaved Oven Roasted Turkey Breast

1 tomato, cut into 4 slices

2 lettuce leaves



Heat bacon as directed on package.

Spread toast slices with reduced fat mayonnaise.

Fill with bacon and remaining ingredients to make 2 sandwiches.

Dine In: Great food and fun!

Dining at home on Friday nights is such an excellent opportunity to create family memories that will last a lifetime. Why not have two standing orders this Friday, one to gather around the T.V. with your family and friends for a great night of fun and pair it with some great food from Brookshire’s? When you combine food with fun the possibilities are endless. Conveniently located right inside our stores we have a Blockbuster DVD rental kiosk machine with all the new releases or some old time favorites and classic hits for just a $1.00 a day.

While picking up your movie do not forget to pick up dinner. We have a multitude of dinner options to choose from such as rotisserie or fried chicken in the deli, ready to heat frozen entrees in our frozen food department or some delicious ready to cook steaks cut fresh every day right in our market. Sit back, relax and enjoy and of course, don’t forget the popcorn.

Healthy Living: Yellowfin Tuna with Pepper Garlic Crust

When we think about eating tuna, most of us think about tuna in a can.  While I have eaten plenty of tuna, I had never eaten a tuna filet until recently.  Tuna is very nutritional as a serving contains 179 calories, 1 gram of fat, zero carbs and 39 grams of protein.  A tuna fish sandwich has always been a staple around our house. 

While dining out recently, I decided to be daring and try a seared tuna steak.  I’ve always eaten a lot of fish, but never had a tuna steak.  Wow!  It was light, healthy and delicious!  Since it was seared, it had the consistency of a tender steak rather than the flakiness of fish.  I liked it so much that I have prepared it at home several times over the past few weeks.  I found a great recipe at one of our recipe kiosks in our store.  These kiosks can be found in several of our stores and are a great resource for recipes.  Next time you want to cook a healthy meal try this easy and quick to prepare recipe:

Yellowfin Tuna with Pepper Garlic Crust

Servings:  4
Prep Time: 5 min.  Cook: 5 min.


  •       Canola Oil
  •       4 (8oz.) Tuna Steaks, 1 ½ inch thick
  •       1/2  Tbs Salt
  •       1/2 Tbs Crushed Black Peppercorns
  •       1  Tbs Olive Oil
  •       1 Clove Garlic, Peeled and Chopped 


  1. Brush steaks with olive oil.  Season with crushed black pepper and salt.
  2. Heat oil in skillet over high heat; add garlic and brown.
  3. Add tuna steaks and sear to desired doneness.  Cook 2 min. on each side for rare center; 3 to 5 min. on each side for medium center; 5 to 8 min. each side for well-done center. 

Nutritional Information:  Calories 278,Total Fat 6g, Saturated Fat 1g, Carbs 1g, Protein 53g

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