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PRODUCT TALK: RICE KRISPIE TREATS, HALLOWEEN STYLE


Rice Krispie TreatsWho doesn’t love Rice Krispie Treats?

Anyone? Anyone?

Nope, I didn’t think so.

The iconic cereal of my youth has had a longevity that extends to my kids today. My boys LOVE Rice Krispie Treats.

These fun and funky ghost-shaped confections will delight kids and adults alike. Plus, they use a product we all know and love.

(Recipe from www.ricekrispies.com)

Ghost Treats

Ingredients:
3 Tbsp butter or margarine 
1 (10 oz) pkg regular marshmallows, or 4 cups miniature marshmallows
6 cups Kellogg’s Rice Krispies cereal 
Flaked coconut 
Canned frosting or decorating gel 
Assorted candies

Directions:
1. In a large saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat. 

2. Add Kellogg’s Rice Krispies cereal. Stir until well coated.

3. Using a 1/2-cup measuring cup coated with cooking spray, divide warm cereal mixture into portions. Using buttered hands, shape each portion into a ghost shape. Let cool. Decorate with coconut, frosting and/or candies. Best if served the same day.

Microwave Directions:
In a microwave-safe bowl, heat butter and marshmallows on HIGH for 3 minutes, stirring after 2 minutes. Stir until smooth. Follow steps 2 and 3 above. Microwave cooking times may vary.

Note:
For best results, use fresh marshmallows.
One (7 oz) jar of marshmallow crème can be substituted for marshmallows.
Diet, reduced calorie or tub margarine is not recommended.

Store no more than two days at room temperature in an airtight container. To freeze, place in a single layer on wax paper in an airtight container. Freeze for up to 6 weeks. Let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes before serving.

Kellogg’s has reduced the sodium content of Rice Krispies to meet current consumer flavor and nutrition preferences. Rice Krispies Treats made with the lower sodium cereal taste great without any added salt, but if you desire, add 1/4 teaspoon salt to the butter before melting. Continue with recipe as directed.

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PRODUCT TALK: NATURE’S OWN 100% WHOLE WHEAT ROLLS


Nature's Own“Hey, what should we have for dinner tonight?” I asked my kids this morning before making my weekly grocery list.

“Let’s grill something,” one said.

“HAMBURGERS!” they screamed in unison.

So, hamburgers it is.

When I grill burgers, our favorite buns are Nature’s Own 100% Whole Wheat. With 25 grams of whole grain per roll and 4 grams of fiber per roll, these are a delicious and nutritious roll I feel good about feeding my family. They also have just 2 grams of sugar and 2 grams of fat per roll.

Grab some for your next cookout. They also make 100% Whole Wheat hotdog buns!

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PRODUCT TALK: TOP CARE SINUS 12-HOUR DECONGESTANT


**SNIFF**

I have a cold that won’t go away. It’s in my head, and my sinuses just HURT a lot.

I stopped by Brookshire’s the other night on the way home because I just couldn’t take it anymore. The pharmacist at my local store was able to recommend an over-the-counter Top Care product that relieved all of the sinus pain and pressure right away.

Top Care Sinus 12-Hour Decongestant made me feel better within a few moments without making me feel drowsy or hyper. The active ingredient is pseudoephedrine HCl, the same active ingredient in national brand-name medications. The extended release formula had me feeling fine all through the work day. In addition to making my head feel better, the extremely reasonable price point had my wallet feeling better, too.

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Product Talk: Thomas Bagel Thins


Product TalkI’m pretty sure a lot of you are in the same boat I am: I have to lose a few pounds. One of my biggest downfalls is bread. I love it. I REALLY love bagels. I found these Thomas Bagel Thins recently and they’re delicious, all the bagel taste and texture without the calories.

Bagel Thins come presliced and are bagel-sized, but much thinner (like I hope to be). They have five grams of fiber and six grams of protein in the whole wheat variety! I love them with peanut butter in the morning and topped with hummus for a mid-afternoon snack.

They’d also be a great sandwich bread or base for a “pizza.”

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Product Talk: Keebler Flipsides


Product TalkWe have a new addiction in my family: Keebler Flipsides crackers. I seriously cannot keep a box in the house for very long. I TRY to only go to the grocery store once a week. However, I bought three boxes the last time I went, and they were gone in three days. No joke.

Keebler Flipsides have a zesty pretzel on one side and a scrumptious cracker on the other. They come in Original, Cheddar and Garlic Herb. My boys like to slather creamy peanut butter on the Original flavor. For the cheddar, they slice slabs of sharp cheddar cheese and pair it with the already tangy cracker. They also will make cheddar and pepperoni “sandwiches” with that flavor. On the Garlic Herb, they like plain cream cheese, but the flavored cream cheeses are good, too!

The only problem with sharing this delicious snack with you is that there will be fewer boxes left for me!

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Product Talk: Wedding Cakes


Wedding CakeSeptember is the biggest month in the South for weddings, and several of my friends have recently become engaged.

Sarah’s fiance, a widower with four children, proposed by giving her a huge picture frame. In the frame was a picture of him and his children holding up a sign that said, “Will you marry us?” She cried. I cried when she told me about it; it was beautiful and perfect for their new family.

That was back in April, and Sarah has been planning a small, September wedding ever since. It has a country chic theme, and she’s decorating with lanterns, burlap, white cotton lace, wildflowers and fairy lights. What she couldn’t figure out, though, was what kind of a cake she wanted to go with her fairly casual theme.

So, she sat down with a cake specialist in Brookshire’s bakery. I was so excited she was able to order her cake from our local bakery. The cake designer was so nice! She sat with Sarah for over an hour looking at pictures Sarah had brought from magazines and showing her examples of cakes she’d made previously. Most importantly, Sarah got to sample the different flavors of cakes and fillings. They decided on a two-tier, round pound cake with raspberry filling in one layer and lemon chiffon in the other. It will have an ivory buttercream frosting, and they chose some wildflowers from the Brookshire’s floral department to put on top. Simple. Easy. Perfect.

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Product Talk: Bleached Almonds


This is one of my favorite toffee recipes ever and it calls for blanched almonds. I sent the recipe to a friend recently and she didn’t really know what they were.

Blanched almonds are briefly heated in boiling water and then shocked in cold water to stop the cooking. Blanching makes the skins really easy to remove.  You don’t want skins in your toffee, right? Almond skins are fine when you’re snacking on the raw nut, but when you’re cooking with them, you probably want the skin removed.

Want to save time? Buy blanched almonds from manufacturers like Blue Diamond right at your local Brookshire’s.

English Toffee Bites

Ingredients:
1 cup unsalted butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp kosher salt
12 oz milk chocolate, melted
1 cup blanched whole almonds
1 cup finely ground walnuts

Directions:
On a foil-lined, 11 x 7 baking dish or in a silicone brownie bite pan with 24 bites, arrange almonds in a single layer. Set aside.

In a heavy pan, combine butter, sugar, vanilla and salt. Cook over medium-high heat with a wooden spoon until butter melts, stirring constantly. Bring mixture to a rolling boil. Continue boiling and stirring an additional 5-7 minutes until candy turns the color of almonds (at about 300°F). Pour over almonds.

Cool completely.

When candy is cooled and set (about 2 hours), spread chocolate over top of toffee. Sprinkle generously with ground walnuts. If doing both sides, use only half of the chocolate and walnuts. Allow top to set before flipping over and doing bottom side. When set, pop out of silicone pan and store in  airtight containers or cut into pieces.

Yield: 24 bites or one 11 x 7 pan

Nutritional Information: Calories Per Serving: 231, Calories from Fat: 152, Fat: 17 g, Trans Fat: 0 g (8 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 24 mg, Sodium: 89 mg, Carbohydrates: 18 g, Fiber: 1 g, Sugar: 16 g, Protein: 3 g

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Product Talk: Special K Protein Bars


While traveling, it’s important for me to pack snacks that travel well and can provide my kids with some level of nutrition AND keep them full, as much as that is possible these days.

Special K Protein Bars are the perfect solution. They come in so many different flavors: peanut butter, strawberry, double chocolate, chocolate caramel, honey almond and cranberry walnut, to name a few.

Special K™ Protein products are designed to increase daily intake of protein and fiber while managing caloric intake. Many people use the bars as a meal replacement plan. Diets high in protein (30 percent of total daily calories from protein) have been shown to help reduce hunger longer. Each bar has approximately 10 grams of protein to keep you fuller longer.

They’ll also make a great addition to a school lunch or a good after school snack. My kids love the peanut butter variety!

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Product Talk: London Broil


I’m still blogging from my beach vacation. I know I’ve explained more than once already that in the big family group that congregates at Sandbridge Beach each year, each nuclear family takes a night to cook. For my night this year, I made a delicious and simple London Broil topped with an optional faux chimichurri (spinach instead of parsley, basil instead of oregano).  

“London Broil” is a fancy term for top round or flank steak. It’s really just a marinated cut of meat grilled, then cut across the grain into thin strips and served–easy and delicious.

A London Broil isn’t the most tender cut of meat so a marinade is necessary. This is the recipe I used this week and it was yummy. I was unsure about the honey at first, but the sugars help give your cut of meat a beautiful sear.

London Broil

Ingredients:
Large (2 lbs) London Broil
5 large cloves of garlic, minced
1 tsp sea salt
1/4 cup dry red wine
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1 Tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp honey

Directions:
Puree all ingredients (except London Broil) in a food processor or blender. Place meat in a zipper-locked bag or shallow pan. Cover with marinade. Place in refrigerator for several hours, turning several times.

Bring steak to room temperature before grilling. Place over direct, medium heat and grill about 7-8 minutes per side for medium rare (a London Broil should be pink inside). Let stand for several minutes. Slice diagonally across the grain. Serve immediately.

Serves 4

Nutritional Information: Calories Per Serving: 344, Calories from Fat: 90, Fat: 10 g, Trans Fat: 0 g (4 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 151 mg, Sodium: 998 mg, Carbohydrates: 2 g, Sugar: 2 g, Protein: 52 g



Product Talk: Checkers/Rally’s Famous Fries


I was walking through the freezer section at Brookshire’s not long ago, and I saw something out of the corner of my eye that stopped me dead in my tracks: Checkers/Rally’s Famous Fries in a bag in the freezer case.

I was instantly transported back to the early ’90s in Lynchburg, Virginia, where I went to college. There was a Rally’s fast food joint about two miles from campus. Sometimes on Sunday evenings, my best friend Amanda and I would walk to Rally’s and back for dinner. I guess we rationalized the walk negated the calories. Rally’s fries were the BEST. Seasoned, crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, they were well-worth the four-mile round trip. I remember the hamburgers being really salty, but the fries were sublime.

Rally’s has long since closed, but knowing I can get the fries at Brookshire’s and bake them in my own oven without a four-mile walk, brings a priceless memory back to life!

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