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Product Talk: Nouveau Tuna Wrap


Nouveau Tuna WrapAdmittedly, I am a total creature of habit. I could wear the same style jeans and T-shirt practically every day, drink coffee out of the same mug, and write with the same pen (I’m looking at you, Pilot G2®!) I tend to be particular about what it is I’m using. Once I find my favorite, it becomes hard to use anything else, so I buy several. Some might call it a rut, but I disagree. After all, aren’t the most successful people in the world prone to wearing the same outfit every day, or eating the same meals?

For me, this flatbread wrap falls into that category. It’s a meal that I could eat again and again, without ever getting bored of it. Tuna joins forces with flatbread in my ultimate go-to lunch wrap, inspired by the pans bagnats of southern France. This portable salad wrap nixes the mayo and lightens way, way up for the perfect lunch or post-workout dinner. All I need to do when I get home from that yoga class is blanch some asparagus, crack and peel a hard-boiled egg, then voilà! Dinner is served. Sometimes I cook enough asparagus for several days worth of flatbread wraps, if I’m on my game.

The beauty of this little wrap, and so many other recipes here, is its versatility. Are you all out of tomatoes but have some roasted red peppers? Add ‘em. Asparagus season is over? Try the green beans that look so good at the store instead, and steam them until tender. Hate capers? Use a couple olives or cornichons in their place. Tuna goes well with almost everything savory, and this flatbread wrap proves it. You may just want to have one every day, like me. Who could blame you? At only six Weight Watchers® SmartPoints™ value per serving, it’s a winner!



Product Talk: Entenmann’s® Rich Frosted Chocolate Doughnuts


Entenmann’s Rich Frosted Chocolate DoughnutsIt’s fitting that I’m writing this post on Father’s Day, for a posting date in early July, just before we arrive in Virginia on our family beach vacation with my entire family.

You see, our family obsession with Entenmann’s® Rich Frosted Chocolate Doughnuts comes from my dad.

They are his favorite.

Somewhere along the line, he bought a box of eight doughnuts to bring to the beach. However, when we go to the beach as a family, there are upwards of 20 of us. Wait, let me count.

Twenty-four.

There are 24 people and Entenmann’s® Rich Frosted Chocolate Doughnuts only come eight to a box.  You do the math.

My dad, the grandkids call him “Pop,” made the mistake of offering one grandchild a doughnut one morning. In rapid succession, he had to offer ALL the grandchildren a doughnut, and by the time they’d all lined up with their hands extended, he had to split doughnuts into halves and thirds, amidst cries of “It’s not fair” and “He got a bigger piece.” Pop learned to never offer his precious Entenmann’s® again, or to at least buy several boxes.

Now, he brings multiple boxes to the beach with him.

In addition, whenever anyone in the family leaves to make a grocery run, they bring back several boxes with them, too. Entenmann’s® Rich Frosted Chocolate Doughnuts might just be the official breakfast food of the family beach trip. They are definitely an indulgence. Truth be told, we don’t and probably shouldn’t eat a doughnut every morning of the year. However, at the beach, rules don’t apply. Calories don’t count at the beach, right?

It is comforting to see Entenmann’s® Rich Frosted Chocolate Doughnuts at Brookshire’s because sometimes in December or on a bleak February morning, I’d like a cakey, chocolatey, delicious doughnut to remind me of my dad, and of the sunshine, laughter, food and fun that we share at the beach every summer. All I have to do to get that is go to Brookshire’s.

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Product Talk: Lay’s® Poppables


Lay’s Poppables“Bring something new home for snacks,” my kids lamented on Day 2 of summer vacation.

Challenge accepted.

Fairly new to the shelves at Brookshire’s, Lay’s® Poppables are brand new to us, but they’ll be returning guests in our pantry.

We tried the White Cheddar snack, which is a cross between a potato chip and a cheese puff, maybe? A bite-sized, airy, full-flavored bite, these snacks were a big hit on our house.

These snacks are available in White Cheddar and Sea Salt flavors, and they’re found with the other chips, pretzels and snack foods.

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Product Talk: Morrison’s Sopaipilla Mix


Morrison’s Sopaipilla MixWhenever we go to a Mexican restaurant, my kids love to get a sopapilla at the end of the meal.

They adore that airy, light puff of fried dough, crispy with cinnamon sugar. They drizzle it with honey and devour it before it cools off.

I’d never tried to make them at home until I saw Morrison’s Sopaipilla Mix at Brookshire’s on the shelf in the baking aisle.

Morrison’s mixes makes it easy to deliver great, authentic tastes right in your own kitchen. With a wide variety of mixes using only the best quality ingredients, Morrison’s mixes, including sopapillas, make everything taste great, just like Grandma used to make. These sopapillas come together quickly and taste just like the classic Mexican treat.

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Product Talk: Noonday Onions


Summer is (practically) here and so are Noonday onions.

Noonday onions were made famous over 40 years ago for their sweet flavor and crisp texture. Noonday, Texas exports them, and Brookshire’s stocks them all over the South for people to enjoy these onions full of deliciousness.

Noonday sweet onions are a yellow onion that’s harvested all summer long and honored at a festival each May. The city of Noonday is located a few miles south of Tyler, home to the headquarters of Brookshire’s. To qualify as a Noonday onion, these sweet treats must be grown within a 10-mile radius of Noonday.

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Product Talk: Johnsonville Brats


Johnsonville BratsAfter I graduated from college, I lived in Germany for 3 1/2 years, on the adventure of a lifetime.
During those years, I lived, worked and played in that amazing country and assimilated myself into the country and culture as much as I possibly could.

While German food hadn’t been a cuisine that I’d been exposed to prior to my sojourn in Europe, I quickly came to love the hearty, homestyle fare of my host country.
In Germany, you can find an imbiss with bratwurst just as frequently as you can find a fast-food restaurant in the United States.

An imbiss was usually a stand-alone, very small restaurant, a little more than a stand, with a walk-up window that served four or five items, almost always bratwurst mit brochen (bratwurst sausage with a hard, crusty roll), usually pommes frites (french fries) with mayonnaise and generally some derivation of the sausage, like in a curry sausage. The imbiss served the ultimate street food in Germany.

I’d grab a bratwurst and walk along the marketplace while I was doing my daily grocery shopping.
I missed the imbiss and the bratwurst when I moved home to the United States. There’s nothing like an imbiss, but luckily Johnsonville makes a bratwurst just like I had in Germany.

They’re made with pure pork and are begging to be slapped on a grill. They are full of a rich, meaty flavor and come out tender on the inside and crispy on the outside, especially when you grill them. They also pick up a smoky flavor from your grill.

They’re perfect for a summer picnic, party or tailgate.

With all the varieties of Johnsonville brats, you’re sure to find one everyone in the whole family will love.

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Product Talk: Melissa’s Black-Eyed Peas


Melissa’s Black-Eyed PeasI always love spring and summer because they mark the arrival of black-eyed pea season.

I love black-eyed peas so much.

Now, I can get Melissa’s Black-Eyed Peas in the produce section of Brookshire’s. These vacuum-packed peas are refrigerated and ready to eat. Just heat and serve if you can wait that long, I may have had a spoonful straight out of the package).

These black-eyed peas are delicious served as-is, in soups, in stews, as a side dish, or in a casserole or salad. Cook them with salt, pepper and bacon. Steam them or simmer them in a little water on the stove. You can also microwave them. They’re super simple, fresh and delicious.



Product Talk: Mi Costeñita Spices


One of my favorite places in Brookshire’s is the wall of hanging Mi Costeñita spices in the produce department.

There are rows and rows of small packages of the most aromatic dried spices you can imagine, cumin seeds, dried peppers, oregano, smoky paprika, basil, garlic powder and so much more.

Founded in 1995, the Mi Costeñita company sells dried herbs, spices and snacks such as mango chips. Their selection of dried peppers is absolutely amazing, including ancho chiles, guajillo chiles, abol sin pata chiles and more. You can grind them into spices yourself, use them as seasonings in sauces and stocks, or finely dice for rice or a filling for enchiladas or tamales.

My favorite is the dried cumin seeds that I can grind myself. The flavor is intense!

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Product Talk: Ocean Spray® Mocktails


Ocean Spray® MocktailsWhen I saw this product on the shelves at Brookshire’s, I giggled.

Someone I know well, who shall remain nameless, has an evening tradition in her family of “Cocktails and Mocktails” in the evening. She and her husband have a glass of wine, and her children have juice in fancy glasses.

Now, they can have their mocktails premixed!

Ocean Spray® Mocktails come in three flavors: Cranberry Peach Bellini, Cranberry Sangria and Tropical Citrus Paradise. Let me be very clear: These do NOT contain alcohol. Ocean Spray® Mocktails are delicious premium, non-alcoholic juice drinks inspired by your favorite cocktails, according to the Ocean Spray® website. You CAN mix them with an adult beverage or even sparkling water for a fun, fizzy flavor.

These drinks are made with premium Ocean Spray® ingredients. Find them near the juices in your local Brookshire’s.

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Product Talk: Sunday Brunch


Sunday Brunch Dog FoodIt’s National Pet Month, and there’s no better time to celebrate your playful pup than with a wonderful meal you can get for him right off the shelf at Brookshire’s.

Sunday Brunch canned dog food is prepared with savory lamb, rich rice, hearty potatoes and fresh apples. Your pup will enjoy the feeling of Sunday brunch with the family, and it’s full of whole-grains, potatoes, proteins and apples.

Sunday Brunch is made with omega-3 and 6 fatty acids for a healthy skin and coat for your pup. Cans are good for two meals, mixed with dry food, for a succulent feast for your four-legged furry friend.

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