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Product Talk: Quinoa


When going through the grain section of the grocery store, you may see a seed like grain; that is quinoa. Quinoa comes in three different colors, light yellow, red and black.

Quinoa is a quick cooking grain and only takes 15 minutes to cook. One cup of cooked quinoa has 222 calories, 4 grams of fat, 39 grams of carbohydrates, 5 grams of fiber, and 8 grams of protein. One of quinoa’s benefits is that it has a higher amount of protein and fiber compared to most grains, which makes it excellent for vegetarians.



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!



Product Talk: McCormick Recipe Inspirations Garlic Lime Chicken Fajitas


Have you seen the McCormick recipe inspiration spices? They are these neat little cards that have the perfect amount of each spice for the recipes they provide for you. For example, there is a Garlic Lime Fajita pack; it has minced garlic, minced onions, ground cumin, oregano leaves, cilantro leaves, and coarse ground black pepper. Then on the back there is a recipe on how to make Garlic Lime Chicken Fajitas with those spices.  The other flavors are Apple & Sage Pork Chops, Quesadilla Casserole, Rosemary Roasted Chicken & Potatoes, Shrimp & Pasta Primavera, and Spanish Chicken Skillet.



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.

 

 

 



Product Talk: Hatch Chili Pepper Bread


Hatch Chili Pepper Season is almost here!  I am told that the small town of Hatch, New Mexico turns into a pretty big city during the Hatch Chili Pepper Festival! 

The folks at Wikipedia.com note that this small city of about 2,000 residents or so swells about fifteen times to about 30,000 during Labor Day weekend!   Is it any wonder that this city is known as the home of “The World’s Best Chili Pepper?”

If you are familiar with Hatch Peppers, or for some reason you are not, let me share some info with you from the Hatch Valley Chile Festival web site.  It seems that just one fresh medium-sized chili pod has as much Vitamin C as six oranges!  Also, hot chili peppers burn calories by triggering a thermodynamic burn in the body, which speeds up metabolism.  Now that’s pretty cool (actually hot)!

Having said all of this, we want to let you know that we will have Fresh Baked Hatch Chili Pepper Focaccia Bread available in our bakeries around August 1st.  We’ve sent the recipe out to our Bakery Managers who will begin the process of baking this really fun bread in our bakeries.

If you are heading to Hatch, New Mexico, how about taking some of this bread with you for mealtime along the way!  If you’re sticking closer to home this summer, we invite you to stop by next week at one of our bakeries sometime and try a loaf!



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.



Clubhouse sandwich


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

 

 

Ingredients:

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

 

Directions:

Heat bacon as directed on package.

Spread toast slices with reduced fat mayonnaise.

Fill with bacon and remaining ingredients to make 2 sandwiches.



Product Talk: Rosemary


Seasons change and so do my choices of spices and herbs. I go through periods of time that I pick one spice or herb and that is all I want to use. I have gone through many different flavors but right now my herb of choice is Rosemary. I have been putting it on everything, potatoes, carrots, and chicken. Rosemary has a sweet aroma, but you do not want to crush it; crushing it will allow flavor loss.



Product Talk: Spudnuts


How long has it been since you’ve had a Spudnut?  If it’s been awhile, we’re happy to announce that we now carry them in our bakeries!  If you have never tried a Spudnut, or for that matter, haven’t heard of them – let’s talk about them for a moment.

According to the folks at Wikipedia.com, “Spudnut Shops were a franchised chain of stores selling potato flour donuts called Spudnuts.”  While that franchise is long gone, we now offer a dozen count boxes of Tasty Bakery Spudnuts from one of our suppliers.  This begs the question, “What is a Spudnut made of?”  Simply put, it is typically a donut that is sometimes made from mashed potatoes or potato starch, or in the case of the spudnuts we carry, largely from potato flour – rather than everyday standard flour.  This difference creates a donut with a distinct taste all its own and is a nice change if you’re looking for something new or novel in the world of donuts.

We hope the next time you are looking for a fun treat to take to a summer picnic event; you try some of our Spudnuts.  These are available in all of our stores and we’ll most likely be offering some promotions on them from time-to-time. 

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Product Talk: Leigh Oliver Spinach Queso with Red Ripe Tomatoes


Have you noticed the new Leigh Oliver dips? They are very delicious and can be used for more than just a dip. My personal favorite is the Spinach Queso with red ripe tomatoes.

You can eat this as a dip with your favorite tortilla chip or what I love to do with the Queso is to drizzle it over some baked chicken… delicious!

 

You can check out some of Leigh Oliver recipes in the July issue of Celebrate Cooking, online and in all Brookshire stores.



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