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Product Talk – Halloween Candy Mixes


I know it’s two weeks until Halloween, but it’s never too early to start stocking up on candy.

If your neighborhood is anything like mine, kids come in droves starting at about 4PM on Halloween night and ring the doorbell until I’m pretty much ready to go to sleep.

I indulge these trick-or-treaters with sweet treats, namely assorted Halloween candy mixes from Brookshire’s.

In large bags, these assortments make sure that your house is a treat and not a trick.

I love the one with bite-sized Snickers®, Twix® and Milky Way®, but there are all kinds of varieties to choose from.

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Product Talk – McCormick® Good Morning Smoothie Boosts


The company you love for flavor fulfillment now offers you a vibrant and healthy breakfast option.

McCormick®, known for their spices, now has a Good Morning Smoothie Boost.

You simply add this powder, available in many flavors, to your morning smoothie, and it provides the pure protein you need to fuel your day.

In five flavors like Mixed Berry, Cocoa Cinnamon, Peach Matcha Green Tea, Chocolate Mocha and Tropical Twist, this drink adds a boost to your day and also tastes great.

Find it on the spice aisle!

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Product Talk: Betty Crocker™ Pumpkin Spice Bar Mix


It’s the season for all things pumpkin spice, and Betty Crocker™ makes it easy to get your pumpkin fix.

The mix for these bars includes most of the ingredients you need to bake a delicious, moist treat. You just add canned pumpkin and a few pantry staples.

I baked these on a Sunday afternoon, and my house filled with the scents of spices, pumpkin and fall. It was the perfect time to break out the fall door wreath and the other autumn decorations.

I made an extra batch for work. Let me just tell you, they were devoured within minutes.

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Product Talk: Hormel Ground Pork


We all know pork as the “other white meat,” but Hormel® takes their products to a whole new level.

Hormel® Ground Pork is lower fat than beef, full of flavor and full of nutrients. It’s easy to cook, easy to store and easy to transform into a dish your family will love.

This recipe, using ground pork, is a low-carb, high-fiber dish that the whole family is sure to enjoy.

Egg Roll in a Bowl

Ingredients:
1 lb Hormel® Ground Pork
1 Tbs sesame oil
1/2 medium onion, thinly sliced
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
1 head cabbage, thinly sliced
2 Tbs chicken broth
salt and pepper, to taste
2 stalks green onions, chopped

Directions:

Brown ground pork in large cast-iron skillet or wok over medium heat. Add sesame oil and sliced onions to the pan. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently.

Mix soy sauce, garlic, ginger and red pepper together in a small bowl. Once onions are browned, add the sauce to the pan with pork and onions.

Immediately add the cabbage to the pan. Toss to coat and evenly distribute the vegetables. Add chicken broth to the pan; stir well.

Continue cooking mixture over medium heat for 3 minutes until cabbage starts to wilt but still has a firmness to it, stirring frequently. Garnish with salt, pepper and green onions.

Serves 4

Per Serving: Calories: 268, Fat: 18 g (6 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 54 mg, Sodium: 628 mg, Carbohydrates: 10 g, Fiber: 4 g, Protein:15g

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Product Talk: John Soules Foods Fully Cooked Chicken Fajitas


Happy Labor Day!

Take the labor out of the day by picking up a family-sized bag of John Soules Foods Fully Cooked Chicken Fajitas for an easy meal to feed your family and friends.

These fully cooked, tender chicken strips are perfectly seasoned and full of flavor. John Soules products contain no hormones, steroids or artificial ingredients. They are also gluten-free and stay fresh for five days after opening.

You can heat them in a skillet, oven or microwave. I’ve even put them in a grill pan on the grill for a fast sear and smoky flavor.

Serve simply with homemade Brookshire’s Tortillas, some sautéed peppers and onions, Brookshire’s Shredded Sharp Cheddar and Brookshire’s Sour Cream. Your meal will be ready in minutes, giving you more time to relax.

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Product Talk: Brookshire’s Breakfast


I’ve developed a new habit: a really, really good habit.

Almost every morning, I stop at Brookshire’s to pick up a hot, fresh, delicious breakfast from the deli.

I tend to prefer the tender, creamy scrambled eggs with a side of crispy bacon. Oh, let’s be honest: the bacon is the main attraction. I don’t know what they do to the bacon, but there’s something about it that is infinitely better than the kind I can make at home.

I also enjoy the pigs-in-a-blanket, either the cheese or the plain variety.

Sometimes I’ll get sausage with my eggs, either the link or the patty variety. Either way, it’s delicious.

They also have buttery, flaky biscuits. They’ll make them any way you want them: with gravy, with sausage, with an egg and sausage, or with an egg and bacon. It’s a breakfast sandwich of my dreams.

Sometimes there are hash browns, firmly fried eggs or pancakes.

Breakfast at Brookshire’s is always the best way to start my day, even more so when the wonderful employees who work early mornings miss me when I’m not there!

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Product Talk: The Greek Gods Greek Yogurt


Last week, I was invited to a pool party. The hostess said another guest was bringing cheese and crackers, and she was preparing chips and queso. Clearly, we were doing snack foods, so I wanted to stay in line with what they were preparing. I decided on a Greek feta dip with pita chips.

The recipe called for Greek yogurt, which is one of my FAVORITE ingredients. The Greek Gods® Greek Yogurt in Traditional Plain has a full-bodied taste and creamy texture, so it was the perfect base for my dip. It’s the perfect balance of smooth and tart. Greek yogurt is also full of protein, and it’s delicious.

The Greek Gods® Greek Yogurt also comes in other flavors, such as Honey, Honey Lemon, Black Cherry and Chocolate Cherry.

Greek Feta Dip

Ingredients:

2 cups The Greek Gods® Traditional Plain Greek Yogurt
1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 Tbs fresh dill
salt and pepper, to taste
1 cup cucumbers, chopped
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
olive oil, for drizzling (optional)
pita chips, for serving

Directions:

Combine yogurt, feta, lemon juice, garlic, dill, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Stir until well-combined. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours (or overnight) to let the flavors blend. Top with chopped cucumbers and tomatoes. Drizzle with olive oil, if desired. Serve with pita chips.

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Product Talk: Think Thin® Oatmeal


Think Thin® Oatmeal cups have become a morning staple in my house.

My younger son, a high school cross country runner, wanted to swap out his previous breakfast favorite with something healthier.

“Do you like oatmeal?” I asked him. “I’m not really sure, but I’ll try it,” he said.
This is a kid I couldn’t even get to eat cold breakfast cereals, so I was a little dubious that he’d take a liking to oatmeal.

Thanks to Think Thin®, it’s now his favorite.

Think Thin® Protein & Fiber Hot Oatmeal keeps him full all morning and provides vital fuel for running and recovery. Think Thin® Hot Oatmeal is available in microwaveable bowls, which makes it super easy for him to prepare after practice.

Each cup contains about 10 grams of protein, 5 grams of fiber and about 190 calories.
His favorite flavor is the Farmer’s Market Berry Crumble, but there’s also Honey Peanut Butter, Banana Bread, Island Coconut and Apple Spice.

It’s a great way to start the day!

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Product Talk – Back to School with Brookshire’s


Whether we like it or not, August is here, and school starting dates are looming!

I always have mixed feelings this month because summers are glorious with few schedules, more swimming, late nights and later mornings. However, I also love back-to-school and all the potential it brings for a great year of growth and learning. Plus, I really love school supplies.

You can get so many of your back-to-school needs fulfilled at Brookshire’s. They have an assortment of lunch kits in different styles and all the accessories to go with them. Do you want an insulated bag? Brookshire’s has them. Do you want more of a bento box style? They have those, too. Brookshire’s has ice packs to help keep your lunches cooler, as well as insulated cups and mugs to bring your favorite lunchtime beverage to school and keep it cool. They also have containers for your sandwiches, fruits, snacks and anything else you can imagine for lunch.

Not only can Brookshire’s hook you up for lunchtime, but also head over to the school supply aisle for pens, paper, tablets, markers, poster board and sticky notes.

Of course, they have bottled water, snacks, treats, breads, meats, cheese slices, peanut butter and all kinds of jellies, protein bars, fruits, veggies and everything else you’ll need for your school lunches and snacks.

Start the school year off strong at Brookshire’s!

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Product Talk – Ball Park Fully Cooked Beef Patties


You know them for their delicious hot dogs, but did you know that Ball Park® also makes a line of refrigerated or frozen all-beef patties, ready to slap on the grill?

Made with 100-percent beef, these preformed patties pack 13 grams of protein, contain no by-products or fillers, and have no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives.

You can prepare these in the microwave, the skillet or on the grill.

These patties come in all-beef; steakhouse beef; beef & onion; and beef, cheese & bacon.

Cheesy Pasta & Bacon Burger
Recipe from Ball Park®

Ingredients:
4 Ball Park® Fully Cooked Beef Patties
4 brioche buns, toasted
2 cups elbow pasta, cooked
1 cup cheese sauce
4 slices bacon, cooked
1/2 cup garlic mayonnaise

Directions:

Prepare the patties the way you like them. Stir up the cooked pasta in the cheese sauce until combined. Put it all together! Spread the garlic mayonnaise on the toasted buns. Layer the bacon and cheesy pasta on the patties.

Serves 4
Per Serving:
Calories: 870, Fat: 42 g (15 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 162 mg, Sodium: 1426 mg, Carbohydrates: 66 g, Fiber: 2 g, Protein: 54 g.

 

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