Chia Yogurt Cantaloupe Boats
These delicious CantaGold Chia Yogurt Cataloupe Boats are sure to make your weekend brunch plans perfect.
Chia Yogurt Cantaloupe Boats
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Classic Chili Con Queso Recipe
Be the MVP of the Big Game when you serve this Classic Chili Con Queso recipe at your watchparty this weekend!
Classic Chili Con Queso Recipe

Classic Chili Con Queso

Ingredients
      • 1 tablespoon Food Club® Vegetable Oil
      • 2 poblano peppers, chopped
      • ½ small white onion, chopped
      • 1 garlic clove, minced
      • 1 pound ground chuck
      • 1 teaspoon Food Club® Texas Style Chili Powder
      • 1 teaspoon Food Club® Ground Cumin
      • 2 cups Fresh Harvest™ Vitamin D Whole Milk
      • ½ cup heavy cream
      • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
      • 2 cups Food Club® Shredded Mild Cheddar Cheese
      • 2 cups Food Club® Finely Shredded Monterey Jack Cheese
      • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
      • 1 can (14.5 ounces) Food Club® Diced Tomatoes in Juice, drained
      • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh chives
      • 1 bag (11.5 ounces) Food Club® Yellow Corn Tortilla Chips
Directions
      • In large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add peppers and onion; cook 5 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally.
      • Add garlic; cook 1 minute, stirring frequently.
      • Add ground chuck, chili powder and cumin; cook 8 minutes or until browned, breaking up meat with side of spoon.
      • In medium saucepot, heat milk and cream to a simmer over medium-high heat.
      • In small bowl, whisk cornstarch and ¼ cup cold water; whisk into milk mixture and cook 4 minutes or until thickened, whisking frequently. Remove saucepot from heat; gradually whisk in cheeses and salt, whisking until smooth.
      • Stir in tomatoes.
      • Makes about 9 cups.
      • Serve queso topped with ground chuck mixture and chives along with chips.
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Classic Chili Con Queso Recipe
Be the MVP of the Big Game when you serve this Classic Chili Con Queso recipe at your watchparty this weekend!
Classic Chili Con Queso Recipe

Classic Chili Con Queso

Ingredients
      • 1 tablespoon Food Club® Vegetable Oil
      • 2 poblano peppers, chopped
      • ½ small white onion, chopped
      • 1 garlic clove, minced
      • 1 pound ground chuck
      • 1 teaspoon Food Club® Texas Style Chili Powder
      • 1 teaspoon Food Club® Ground Cumin
      • 2 cups Fresh Harvest™ Vitamin D Whole Milk
      • ½ cup heavy cream
      • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
      • 2 cups Food Club® Shredded Mild Cheddar Cheese
      • 2 cups Food Club® Finely Shredded Monterey Jack Cheese
      • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
      • 1 can (14.5 ounces) Food Club® Diced Tomatoes in Juice, drained
      • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh chives
      • 1 bag (11.5 ounces) Food Club® Yellow Corn Tortilla Chips
Directions
      • In large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add peppers and onion; cook 5 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally.
      • Add garlic; cook 1 minute, stirring frequently.
      • Add ground chuck, chili powder and cumin; cook 8 minutes or until browned, breaking up meat with side of spoon.
      • In medium saucepot, heat milk and cream to a simmer over medium-high heat.
      • In small bowl, whisk cornstarch and ¼ cup cold water; whisk into milk mixture and cook 4 minutes or until thickened, whisking frequently. Remove saucepot from heat; gradually whisk in cheeses and salt, whisking until smooth.
      • Stir in tomatoes.
      • Makes about 9 cups.
      • Serve queso topped with ground chuck mixture and chives along with chips.

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Real Fresh, Real Delicious Popcorn Three Ways – A Perfect Holiday Gift to Make with Kids
Popcorn is the perfect snackable, giftable food with a million possible variations. Kids adore it, and it’s a fun a memorable food to make together during the holidays. When my kids spot the popcorn maker, they always get excited to watch the kernels pop, and they always sneak a few kernels from the bowl before there are even any toppings. Butter and salt and of course our easy default choices, but I’ve been known to put a few fancy spins on popcorn that can make it into a dessert or an awesome savory snack. My kids never even suspect that I’m happy for them to dig into some popcorn, since it’s a great source of fiber. Even better, popcorn can be packed up into cute little airtight containers or bags, and it makes a wonderful holiday gift that’s easy to make in a big batch. You can even add a few festive holiday-colored sprinkles to sweet versions to make it look like a million bucks too.
 
Ready for all things popcorn this season?  Try a few of our family favorite recipes that are easy for kids and so delicious you’ll be fighting over the popcorn bowl.
Savory Cajun-Spiced Popcorn in front of a Christmas Tree

Savory Cajun-Spiced Popcorn

Ingredients
      • 12 cups plain popcorn (about 2/3 cup kernels unpopped)
      • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
      • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
      • ½ teaspoon paprika
      • ½ teaspoon cumin
      • ¼ teaspoon ground thyme (or ½ teaspoon dried thyme leaves)
      • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper or black pepper
      • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
      • Salt to taste
Directions
      • Spread popcorn on a large sheet pan. 
      • Drizzle with olive oil. 
      • Mix all spices together in a small bowl and sprinkle over popcorn. 
      • Season with salt to taste. 
      • Toss to combine and serve.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Popcorn

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Drizzle Popcorn

Ingredients
      • 12 cups plain popcorn (about 2/3 cup kernels unpopped)
      • 2/3 cup chocolate chips, semi-sweet or milk chocolate
      • 1 teaspoon coconut oil or other neutral tasting cooking oil
      • 2/3 cup no-stir peanut butter (creamy or crunchy, as desired)
Directions
      • Spread popped popcorn out on a large sheet pan.
      • Warm chocolate chips and oil in a microwave-safe bowl for 1 minute on 50% power.
      • Stir and then warm for an additional 15-30 seconds at a time at 50% power, stirring after each time, until chocolate chips are fully melted.
      • Drizzle chocolate over popcorn with a spoon.
      • Warm peanut butter in a microwave-safe bowl until warm enough to drizzle, about 30-60 seconds. Drizzle peanut butter over popcorn.
      • Allow chocolate and peanut butter to cool enough to harden (can be done in the refrigerator), and enjoy!

Cookie Butter Popcorn

Cookie Butter Popcorn

Ingredients
      • 12 cups plain popcorn (about 2/3 cup kernels unpopped)
      • 1/3 cup white chocolate chips
      • 2/3 cup Biscoff cookie butter
      • Optional:  Sprinkles for decoration
Directions
      • Spread popped popcorn out on a large sheet pan.
      • Warm white chocolate chips and cookie butter in a microwave-safe bowl for 1 minute on 50% power.
      • Stir and then warm for an additional 15-30 seconds at a time at 50% power, stirring after each time, until mixture is fully melted.
      • Drizzle mixture over popcorn with a spoon.
      • Add sprinkles as desired.
      • Allow topping to cool enough to harden (can be done in the refrigerator), and enjoy! 
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Angela Larson

Angela Larson is a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) who works with Brookshire Brothers promoting real fresh, real delicious foods.  Delicious food is her passion, so she loves trying new recipes and exploring the more holistic side of health and nutrition.  When Angela isn't working with Brookshire Brothers, she's a mostly stay-at-home mom who loves to cook, garden, and spend time outdoors with her husband, Austin, and their two daughters.

 

 

 

A New Holiday Favorite: Bacon Deviled Eggs
The holidays are coming up fast, and with that comes lots and lots of delicious food. This year we've got a fresh spin on a holiday favorite, keep reading below to get our Bacon Deviled Egg recipe.
Bacon Deviled Eggs

Bacon Deviled Eggs

Ingredients
      • 6 large boiled eggs
      • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
      • 2 tbsp sweet pickled relish
      • 2-3 tbsp bacon bits plus more for garnish
      • 1/4 tsp yellow mustard
      • Salt to taste
      • Black pepper to taste
      • Paprika for garnish
      • Green Onions (sliced) garnish
Directions
      • Peel the egg shells from the eggs. Cut eggs into half.
      • Remove yolk from eggs.
      • Smash egg yolks to remove all the clumps.
      • Then add mayonnaise, sweet pickled relish, bacon bits, yellow mustard, and salt and pepper. Mix well.
      • Cut a small slit on the corner of a zip lock bag. Add yolk mixture to the zip lock bag. Push mixture out through the hole in zip lock bag into the eggs.
      • Garnish with smoked paprika, additional bacon bits and chives.
      • Serve and enjoy!
Get ingredients for all of your holiday classics at your local Brookshire Brothers store.
Real Fresh, Real Delicious Crockpot Salmon with Fresh Herb Caper Relish
Need a dinner that’s delicious, healthy, and comes together in flash?  Try this simple and flavorful crockpot recipe for braised salmon!  While the fish is cooking, there’s plenty of time to throw together some tasty side dishes to round out the meal.  This dish pairs nicely with all kinds of sides, so I chose to make mashed potatoes and roasted mixed vegetables.  The accompanying herb caper relish is a flavor explosion with the perfect blend of sour, salty, and sweet making a harmonious combination that goes wonderfully with the salmon. 
I was inspired to make this meal after spotting some beautiful Alaskan Sockeye Salmon in the seafood case at my neighborhood Brookshire Brothers.  I love that I can have fish custom cut for me in the store to get just the right amount for my family.  Any type of fresh salmon will work in this recipe, as long as the pieces are fairly thick.  Frozen salmon fillets would also work here, but they should be thawed in advance for even cooking. 
And can we just talk for a moment about how amazingly healthy salmon is?  Salmon is a major superstar when it comes to getting omega-3 fatty acids into the diet, which are essential for preventing inflammation and supporting good health.  Wild-caught fish naturally have the highest omega-3 and vitamin D levels, but farmed salmon still have plenty of the same good stuff to go around.  Even better, salmon is always low in mercury, making it a great everyday choice for anyone including pregnant women and children.  The most recently published Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends that adults eat at least 8 ounces of seafood each week, especially types that are lowest in mercury and highest in omega-3s, like salmon. 
So give this winner-winner salmon dinner a try, with a simple crockpot recipe that’s as easy as 1-2-3!
Crockpot Salmon with Fresh Herb Caper Relish

Crockpot Salmon with Fresh Herb Caper Relish

Ingredients for Salmon
      • 1 lemon, sliced ¼ inch thick
      • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, stems removed and reserved
      • 2 tablespoons fresh dill, stems removed and reserved
      • ¼ cup dry white wine (alternately 1 Tbs white vinegar mixed with 3 Tbs water)
      • 4 (6-ounce) skin-on salmon fillets, 1 to 1 ½ inches thick
      • Salt and pepper
      • 1 small shallot, minced
      • 2 tablespoons capers, rinsed and minced
      • 1 tablespoon honey
      • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
      • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
Directions for Salmon
      • Fold sheet of aluminum to fit into bottom of the slow cooker with a 1-2 inch lip all around to keep liquids in.
      • Arrange lemon slices in bottom of slow cooker and scatter reserved herb stems over lemon. 
      • Pour wine into slow cooker. 
      • Add water until liquid is level with the top of the lemon slices. 
      • Season salmon with salt and pepper and place skin-side down in the slow cooker on top of the lemon slices. 
      • Cover slow cooker and cook on low setting until salmon is opaque and registers 135F. 
      • Begin checking for doneness after 1 hour. 
      • Salmon may take 1-2 hours to cook, depending on size of the pieces and the slow cooker.
      • After salmon is cooked through, discard cooking liquid and serve immediately with herb caper relish. 
Instructions for Herb Caper Relish
      • While salmon is cooking, mince parsley and dill leaves. 
      • Mix together with minced shallot, capers, honey, vinegar, and olive oil. 
      • Season with salt and pepper to taste. 
      • Cover and allow relish to sit at room temperature until salmon is finished cooking. 
      • Serve with cooked salmon.
Visit your local Brookshire Brothers for all your real fresh, real delicious ingredients!

Angela Larson

Angela Larson is a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) who works with Brookshire Brothers promoting real fresh, real delicious foods.  Delicious food is her passion, so she loves trying new recipes and exploring the more holistic side of health and nutrition.  When Angela isn't working with Brookshire Brothers, she's a mostly stay-at-home mom who loves to cook, garden, and spend time outdoors with her husband, Austin, and their two daughters.

 
Skinny Pumpkin Pie Recipe
Holiday celebrations are just around the corner and we've got a 'skinny' version of a holiday favorite just for your holiday get together. Keep reading for below for our Skinny Pumpkin Pie recipe.
Skinny Pumpkin Pie

Skinny Pumpkin Pie

Ingredients
Pastry
      • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
      • 1 teaspoon sugar
      • 1/4 teaspoon salt
      • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
      • 3 to 4 tablespoons fat-free (skim) milk
Filling
      • 3 egg whites or 1/2 cup fat-free egg product
      • 1/2 cup sugar
      • 1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
      • 1/8 teaspoon salt
      • 1 can (15 oz) pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
      • 1 can (12 oz) evaporated fat-free milk
      • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Directions
      • Heat oven to 425°F. In medium bowl, mix flour, 1 teaspoon sugar, 1/4 teaspoon salt and the oil with fork until well mixed.
      • Stir in milk, 1 tablespoon at a time, tossing with fork until all flour is moistened and pastry almost leaves side of bowl.
      • Shape pastry into a ball, using your hands.
      • Press pastry in bottom and up side of 9-inch glass pie plate; flute as desired or press pastry to top edge of pie plate with fingers or fork.
      • In medium bowl, beat egg whites slightly with wire whisk or egg beater.
      • Beat in remaining filling ingredients.
      • Pour filling into pastry-lined pie plate; carefully place on oven rack.
      • Bake 15 minutes.
      • Reduce oven temperature to 350°F.
      • Cover edge of pie crust with 2- to 3-inch strip of foil to prevent excessive browning.
      • Bake about 45 minutes longer or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.
      • Cool on cooling rack at least 1 hour before serving.
      • After cooling, pie can remain at room temperature up to an additional 5 hours, then should be covered and refrigerated.
*Recipe courtesy of our vendor partner Betty Crocker.
Get all of your Pumpkin Pie ingredients and Fall faves at your local Brookshire Brothers!
How to Make a Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte
Fall is here and that means fall festivals, hayrides, and crisp weather is right around the corner. So we hope you enjoy making this Fall / Winter staple at home with this Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte recipe we have below for you.
Pumpkin Spice Latte

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte

Ingredients
      • 2 cups milk
      • 4 tablespoons pumpkin puree
      • 2 tablespoons white sugar
      • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
      • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
      • 1/2 cup strong coffee or espresso
      • Canned whipped cream
      • Cinnamon
Directions
      • Add the milk, pumpkin, sugar, vanilla and pumpkin pie spice to a small sauce pan over medium heat.
      • Bring almost to a boil.
      • Remove from heat and add to a blender. 
      • Blend on high until the milk starts to froth, this takes about 2 minutes.
      • Divide milk mixture equally between two mugs.
      • Slowly add the coffee down the side so you do not disturb the milk froth, add a squirt of whipped cream and a pinch more of the pumpkin pie spice.
      • Sprinkle cinnamon on top, and enjoy.
Find all of these Pumpkin Spice Latte ingredients and more at your local Brookshire Brothers!
Make it a Fast Feast with Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas
The whole family will love gathering around the table for a new spin on Taco Tuesday with these Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas! They are easy and perfect for gathering around the table during Family Meals Month. Also be sure to read below the recipe for savings with our Fajita Fast Feast.

Sheet Pan Chicken FajitasSheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

Ingredients
      • 3 tbsp. vegetable, grapeseed or avocado oil, divided
      • 3 bell peppers, seeds removed, ¼-inch thick slices
      • 1 yellow onion, thinly sliced
      • 1½ lb chicken breasts
      • 2 tsp. chili powder
      • 1 tsp. cumin
      • 1 tsp. garlic powder
      • 1 tsp. kosher sea salt
      • ½ tsp. ground black pepper
      • ½ tsp. paprika
      • ⅛ tsp. chili flakes or cayenne pepper (optional)
      • 1 lime
 Directions
      • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
      • Cut chicken into 1/4 inch strips.
      • Place a standard size rimmed baking sheet in the oven while it heats so that it’s nice and hot.
      • In large bowl toss 1 tablespoon oil with the bell peppers and onions.
      • Carefully remove the hot baking sheet from the oven and spread the peppers and onions evenly across the sheet. Place in the oven and bake for 8 minutes.
      • Meanwhile, in the same bowl, combine the remaining oil along with the chicken, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, salt, black pepper, paprika and chili flakes.
      • Remove the sheet from the oven, drain off any excess liquid and add the chicken, making sure to separate the pieces of chicken from each other (that way they don’t bake together.
      • Return to the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes or until the vegetables are roasted and the fajitas are golden brown.
      • Remove, squeeze the lime juice over top and serve with desired toppings.

  But wait, there's MORE!!  

We've prepared a feast of savings perfect to pair with this delicious dish—don't miss out!

Chicken Fajita Fast Feast

Fast Feast: Buy 1, Get 3 Free

September 18 through October 1, 2019

When you buy one package of Mama Julia Marinated Beef Skirt, Chicken Thighs or Breast Fajitas (1.5 lb), you get 3 items FREE! The best part? You can mix and match your free products, or get three of the same particular product free!
 
1 - On the Border Cafe Style Chips (10-12 oz)
1 - On the Border Salsa (16 oz)
1 - Fresh Harvest Flour Tortillas (10 ct)
 
Save fast and feast big TODAY—find a store near you.* Can't find one of these items? Talk to your local store director or make a product request online!
 
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Real Fresh, Real Delicious: Family Meal Traditions with Italian Flatbread Pizzas with Pesto and Sun-Dried Tomatoes
September is Family Meals Month, which is a great time to pause and reflect on what family means to you.  The term “family meals” often brings up images of special holiday occasions and nostalgia about simpler times. But for many, busy schedules have gotten in the way of making family meals a regular habit.  
Making family meals a priority has more power than you could ever realize.  Connecting as a family around a shared meal or snack creates a pause in the day where the rest of the world is suddenly less important than the connections within that family unit.  Creating a family meal ritual that is predictable and free of distractions is a wonderful way to share delicious food and make memories.  Researchers have found time and time again that families who regularly share meals enjoy many surprising benefits such as lower chance of risky or harmful behaviors in adolescents and better health outcomes for everyone in the family.  
For every family, there are many unique ways that family meals can be made a greater priority. In my family, my girls love to come through the kitchen and grab a taste of things I’m working on prepping.  My two and four year olds also love to help with any cooking tasks they can do safely, and they are getting more competent in the kitchen every time they do.  Almost every day, we sit down together as a family for dinner.  At times, meals with toddlers can be stressful, but because they know what to expect most family meals are pleasant and full of laughter and sweet conversation. My girls love visiting our neighborhood Brookshire Brothers store and helping shop for ingredients, how different foods taste, and discussing what we will be eating that week.  
Try some of these simple ideas to help enrich your own special family meal traditions: 
      • Choose one day a week to always cook and eat together as a family.  Getting your kids involved in cooking is a great way to encourage adventurous and eager eaters.  Give your special meal day a memorable such as “Tasty Tuesday” or “Family Dinner Thursday.” 
      • Involve kids in the process of meal planning and shopping at your neighborhood Brookshire Brothers. 
      • Set goals that work with your schedule.  Based on your schedule, aim to eat particular meals or snacks together for certain meals and days of the week.  
      • Keep the family table distraction-free without technology or reading materials to keep the focus on conversation.
      • Use conversation starter tools or games to help make conversation more exciting and fun.  
      • Plan a special baking project once a month to do with your kids, and enjoy a treat!  
      • Start an after dinner routine of taking a walk or a bike ride after a family dinner to really enrich and make the most of family time.  
      • If you’re children are older, assign certain meals or dishes completely to them, and take the backseat to help them as their sous chef rather than always being in charge of every meal.
      • If evening schedules are busy, try to make breakfast, lunch, or snack time a family meal opportunity whenever possible.  
      • Even if a meal isn’t home-cooked, it can still be enjoyed together.  Try the Brookshire Brothers Deli or some of the frozen or fresh-prepared options in your neighborhood store for easy family dinners.  
Need a fun family dinner idea to help you get started?  Try these tasty flatbread “pizzas” that are fun and easy to assemble with helpers of all ages.  
Flatbread Pizzas with Pesto and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Italian Flatbread Pizzas with Pesto and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Ingredients
      • 4 Stonefire Naan Flatbreads of desired size, or another type of pita or flatbread
      • 1/2 cup pre-made basil pesto
      • 4 tablespoons sun-dried tomatoes, drained if packed in oil
      • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
      • Salt and pepper to taste
Optional additional toppings:
      • Fresh mozzarella cheese pearls
      • Cherry tomatoes, halved or quartered
      • Fresh parsley or basil, roughly chopped or torn
      • Balsamic vinegar, thicker varieties work best
      • Extra-virgin olive oil
Instructions:
      • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
      • Position oven rack in middle of the oven.  
      • To assemble flatbreads, spread basil pesto on each bread, sprinkle sun-dried tomatoes and mozzarella on top. 
      • Season to taste with salt and pepper. 
      • Add any optional ingredients of fresh mozzarella or cherry tomatoes as desired.  
      • Bake flatbreads for 9-11 minutes, until cheese is melted and they are heated through and slightly brown on the edges.  
      • After removing from oven, sprinkle optional fresh herbs over flatbreads, and drizzle with balsamic vinegar and olive oil.  
      • Serve with a simple garden salad.  
Bon appetit!
Visit your local Brookshire Brothers for all your real fresh, real delicious ingredients!

 
Angela Larson
Angela Larson is a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) who works with Brookshire Brothers promoting real fresh, real delicious foods.  Delicious food is her passion, so she loves trying new recipes and exploring the more holistic side of health and nutrition.  When Angela isn't working with Brookshire Brothers, she's a mostly stay-at-home mom who loves to cook, garden, and spend time outdoors with her husband, Austin, and their two daughters.

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