Celebrate with Blueberry Pie Bars
School is in full swing and the long Labor Day weekend is upon us. Cookouts and potlucks will be on the weekends agenda and we've got a Blueberry Pie Bar recipe that will be all the talk around the grill and pool. BONUS: Keep reading for special savings on blueberries this weekend only!

Blueberry Pie Bars

Blueberry Pie Bars

      • 1 roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated sugar cookies
      • 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
      • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
      • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
      • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
      • 4 teaspoons cornstarch
      • Juice of 1 lemon
      • 4 cups fresh blueberries
      • Heat oven to 375°F.
      • Spray 9-inch square baking pan with cooking spray.
      • Break up three-fourths of cookie dough into pan.
      • With floured fingers, press dough evenly in bottom of pan to form crust.
      • Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. 
      • Meanwhile, in medium bowl, crumble remaining cookie dough.
      • Add oats, brown sugar and cinnamon; toss.
      • Set aside.
      • In small bowl, stir together granulated sugar, cornstarch and lemon juice.
      • Gently stir in blueberries.
      • Sprinkle blueberry mixture evenly over crust.
      • Crumble oat mixture over blueberry mixture. 
      • Bake 30 to 40 minutes or until topping is golden brown and filling is bubbly.
      • Cool 1 hour before serving.
      • Cut into squares.
*Recipe courtesy of our vendor partner Pillsbury.
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Two-Ingredient Shasta Soda Cakes
Back to school can be stressful. You know what stressed spells backwards? DESSERTS. Treat your nerves to this super simple, two-ingredient recipe for Shasta Soda Cakes. Leave out the eggs, water, and oil, and replace it with single a can of soda which can cut down on calories and fat!
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Two-Ingredient Shasta Soda Cakes

Examples of two-ingredient Shasta Soda cakes
  • 1 box of Food Club Cake Mix
  • 1 twelve ounce can of Shasta Soda
  • Optional: Food Club Frosting
1. Preheat oven to 350°for shiny metal and glass pans, 325°F for dark coated pans. Generously grease pans and dust with flour. 
2. Add cake mix to a large mixing bowl, then add 12 ounce Shasta Soda of your choice. Mix until ingredients are combined.
3. Pour mixture into your preferred baking dish and bake at the corresponding time as listed below:
13x9 inch pan - 23 to 28 minutes 
24 cupcakes (fill 1/2 full) - 18 to 21 minutes
Two 8" round pans - 26 to 31 minutes 
Two 9" round pans - 23 to 28 minutes  
4. Let cake cool for 10 minutes in its pan after removing it from the oven. Remove from pan and place cool side up. Store loosely covered. Optional: add your favorite Food Club Frosting when completely cooled.
Summer Sweet Tooth: Grilled Peaches with Pecan Brown Butter Sauce
Everybody knows that what a grill really wants is just some sweet summer fun, and this easy recipe for grilled peaches has every bit of summer and sweet fun you can find.
Visit your local Brookshire Brothers for fresh summer peaches and more!

Grilled Peaches with Pecan Brown Butter Sauce

Fresh peaches on a grill.
  • 4-6 peaches, fresh
  • Food Club non-stick cooking spray
  • 1 stick Food Club salted butter
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon sugar
  • fresh whipped cream
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Slice peaches in half and remove pit. Lightly spritz cut side of peaches with non-stick cooking spray. Place cut side down on a hot grill. Cook about 2-3 minutes. Remove peaches from grill and place in a lightly greased baking dish or sheet pan. Return dish or pan to grill. Cover and continue to cook until the peaches are soft – about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and serve immediately.
To make the sauce: In a small sauce pan, melt butter. Continue to cook over medium heat until butter begins to brown and smells slightly nutty. Remove from heat and add pecans and cinnamon sugar. Swirl or stir to mix.
To serve: Place 1-2 peach halves on a dessert plate. Drizzle with Pecan Brown Butter and a scoop of whipped cream. Garnish with fresh mint and pecan halves, if desired.
Summer sweet tooth still isn't satisfied? Try out these two recipes as well—Greek Yogurt Fruit Dip and Frozen Fruit Fluff.
Father's Day Breakfast: Cinnamon Roll Waffles with Cream Cheese Glaze

Show dad you love him a WAFFLE lot with this fun spin on a favorite breakfast!

Plate of Cinnamon Roll Waffles with Cream Cheese Glaze

Cinnamon Roll Waffles with Cream Cheese Glaze

      • 1 can (17.5 oz) refrigerated cinnamon rolls with cream cheese icing (5 rolls)
      • 1 cup powdered sugar
      • 3 tablespoons milk
      • 1 teaspoon vanilla
      • Spray waffle maker with cooking spray; heat waffle maker.
      • Separate dough into 5 rolls; set icing aside.
      • For each waffle, place 1 roll in center of waffle maker; close lid of waffle maker.
      • Bake 3 to 4 minutes or until waffle is thoroughly cooked and golden brown.
      • Meanwhile, in small bowl, stir together reserved icing, powdered sugar, milk and vanilla until glaze is smooth.
      • Serve glaze over hot waffles.
*Recipe courtesy of our vendor partner Pilsbury
Play All Day With Healthy Summer Snacks

30+ Snack Ideas For A Real Fresh, Real Delicious Summer

Summer has a certain type of informality to it—lazy days, swimming pools, vacations, and more flexible schedules. However, all the fun and adventure can leave you feeling a bit hungry if you forget to plan ahead. Snacks are to summer like soup is to winter. You need snacks to keep you going through all those long summer days. Let’s run through some of my favorite snack ideas that will keep you refreshed all summer long.

A fridge packed full of fruit.Feelin' Fruity?

Summer has its very own kind of special bounty for us all to enjoy. In summer, fresh seasonal fruit is some of the most varied and abundant of the entire year. A favorite local option is the Texas blueberry. They are fresh, plump, and out-of-this-world delicious. If I’m in need of a more filling snack, I throw some blueberries in a bowl of delicious plain Greek yogurt with a drizzle of honey. Don’t let blueberries steal all of the berry spotlight though; blackberries, strawberries, and raspberries are awesome and nutritious treats too.
There’s more to this season than just berries though! This is the time for cherries, peaches, and—the true summer classic—watermelon. Start searching through the watermelon display at your neighborhood Brookshire Brothers in search of the perfect selection! Whether you thump, spank, or sing to the watermelon to help you choose just the right one, one thing’s for sure—you’ll definitely enjoy that first bite of sweet and juicy watermelon on a hot day. Tropical fruits like sweet golden mangos, fresh pineapple, and kiwi are another fantastic option to shake up your fruit routine or to add into a colorful fruit salad.
Did you know strawberries are a good source for vitamin C and blackberries are full of folate? Read more about the nutrition in summer fruit here!

A halfway peeled banana with a spoonful of peanut butterSomething a Little More Savory

Need a quick and simple snack that’s more filling than just fruit? Try adding nut butter to your fruit for some rib-sticking power in your snack. Bananas and apples are tried-and-true favorites that pair up beautifully with nut butters. The most popular nut butter is peanut butter, but almond and cashew butter products are a delicious—and nutritious—way to change things up. 
Popcorn is another classic snacking choice for a crunchy and salty treat. There are plenty of ready-to-eat options available in a variety of flavors, or you can do it the old-fashioned way and make plain popcorn at home with a drizzle of melted butter and a sprinkle of salt.
Dips like hummus, guacamole, or salsa are also excellent snacking options, especially for summer gatherings. Just grab chips, crackers, pita or fresh veggies for dipping. Whether you choose homemade or pre-made, everything you need to make it happen is waiting for you at your neighborhood Brookshire Brothers.
For a less traditional snacking option, why not give homemade kale chips a shot?  It’s as easy as washing a bunch of kale, tossing them in olive oil, salt and pepper, and putting them in the oven on a sheet pan at 350 degrees for 15 to 18 minutes until crispy but not browned.

Lower-Carb & Protein Packed

Nuts and seeds are a quick and easy, low-carb option for snacking that also gives a shot of protein and healthy fat. The more variety, the better since all the different nuts and seeds have different special nutritional qualities. Try walnuts for omega-3, almonds for vitamin E, brazil nuts for selenium, and pumpkin seeds for iron and magnesium.
Looking for a high protein snack to stay full longer? Try cottage cheese! Did you know that cottage cheese is even higher in protein per serving than Greek yogurt?  Try it plain, with fruit, or even savory-style with salt and pepper. Kefir smoothies are another favorite dairy-based snack option in my house. Similar to yogurt-based smoothies, kefire smoothies are packed with healthy live probiotic cultures. Lastly, don't forget beef jerky! This perfectly portable, high-proteins nack is available at your neighborhood Brookshire Brothers in plenty of flavors to keep you satisfied.
Need some snacking inspiration?  Try this family favorite homemade salsa recipe, made with summer’s freshest ripe tomatoes.
Fresh Homemade Salsa  w/ chips

Fresh Homemade Salsa

 *Adapted from Cook’s Country
      • 2 pounds ripe tomatoes, cored, seeded, and chopped medium
      • 2 teaspoons salt
      • ½ small red onion, chopped fine
      • 1 jalapeño chile, seeded and minced
      • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
      • ¾ teaspoon cumin powder
      • 1 tablespoon lime juice


      • Combine tomatoes with salt. 
      • Place tomatoes in strainer set over bowl and let drain 30 minutes.Discard liquid.
      • Meanwhile, combine remaining ingredients in medium bowl.
      • Combine drained tomatoes with remaining ingredients.
      • Allow to sit at room temperature for one hour for flavors to combine (if you can wait that long!)
      • Serve with chips for dipping.  
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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.
No-Bake Cherry Lemonade Cheesecake
The sweet, sweet days of summer are so close, you can almost taste it with this No-Bake Cherry Lemonade Cheesecake. A bright lemon zest adds a delightful flair to the creamy cheesecake, while the cherries on top are, well, exactly that—a delicious, cherry-on-top finish. Bring it to your weekend cookout. We dare you.
Visit your local Brookshire Brothers for all summer cheesecake needs!

No-Bake Cherry Lemonade Cheesecake

A fork slicing into a piece of cherry cheese cake
1 (14 oz) can Food Club sweetened condensed milk
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon Food Club vanilla
1 tablespoon grated fresh lime rind
1 (8 oz) Food Club cream cheese
1 can Food Club cherry pie filling
1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1 stick Food Club butter, melted
2 tablespoon Food Club sugar
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  • Combine graham cracker crumbs, butter, and sugar in a medium bowl. Press crumb mixture into bottom of an 8” x 8”baking dish. Chill while preparing filling.
  • Place cream cheese in a large bowl & beat at medium speed with an electricmixer until smooth. Gradually add sweetened condensed milk while continuing to mix. Beat in lime juice and vanilla. Stir in lime rind.
  • Pour mixture onto chilled crust. Cover and refrigerate 2 1/2 to 3 hours. Cut into 6 portions and servetopped with cherry pie filling.
Hungry for more? Try out these two cheesecake recipes as well—Quick Vanilla Bean Cheesecake Parfaits and Amaretto Mascarpone Cheesecake with Almond Crust.
Just for Mom: French Toast

Real Fresh, Real Delicious Mother's Day Breakfast 

Impress mom with a little something extra special this Mother’s Day—breakfast in bed! This French toast recipe is perfect for showering Mom with love and attention; it’s easy to pull together, quick to clean up, and delicious to dive into.

Mother's Day French Toast

Fruit and maple syrup covered French Toast

      • 8 large slices hearty white sandwich bread
      • 1 ½ cups whole milk, warmed
      • 3 large egg yolks
      • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
      • ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon
      • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted (plus additional butter for cooking)
      • ¼ teaspoon table salt
      • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
      • Maple syrup for serving
      • Optional: Fresh fruit for serving. Try sliced bananas, strawberries, or blueberries.
      • Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 300 degrees.
      • Place bread on wire rack set in rimmed baking sheet.
      • Bake bread until almost dry throughout (center should remain slightly moist), about 16 minutes, flipping slices halfway through cooking.
      • Remove bread from rack and let cool 5 minutes.
      • Return baking sheet with wire rack to oven and reduce temperature to 200 degrees for keeping cooked French toast warm. 
      • Whisk milk, yolks, sugar, cinnamon, 2 tablespoons melted butter, salt, and vanilla in large bowl until well blended.
      • Transfer mixture to 13- by 9-inch baking pan.
      • Soak bread in milk mixture until saturated but not falling apart, 20 seconds per side.
      • Using slotted spatula, pick up bread slice and allow excess milk mixture to drip off; repeat with remaining slices.
      • Heat ½ tablespoon butter in 12-inch skillet over medium-low heat.
      • When foaming subsides, use slotted spatula to transfer 2 slices soaked bread to skillet and cook until golden brown, 3 to 4 minutes.
      • Flip and continue to cook until second side is golden brown, 3 to 4 minutes longer. 
      • Adjust temperature as needed if cooking too quickly.
      • Transfer to baking sheet in oven to keep warm.
      • Wipe out skillet with paper towels.
      • Repeat cooking with remaining bread, 2 pieces at a time, adding ½ tablespoon of butter for each batch.
      • Serve warm, passing maple syrup separately and fresh fruit on top, as desired. 
(If using an electric griddle, set temperature to about 350 degrees and add 2-3 minutes per side for cooking time)
Tip:  Warm milk and butter in microwave together until just long enough to melt the butter, about 45-60 seconds. 
Serve with fresh coffee or juice plus a side of fresh fruit to the complete the meal. Make breakfast even more beautiful with fresh flowers and a card from your neighborhood Brookshire Brothers. Your mom will be blown away by your thoughtfulness and your attention to detail. And don’t forget to do the dishes! Happy Mother’s Day!
Visit your local Brookshire Brothers to get cookin' today! 

Angela LarsonAngela Larson is a registered dietitian (RD) who works with Brookshire Brothers promoting real fresh, real delicious foods and nutrition education to the community. She is also a clinical dietitian representing Woodland Heights Medical Center in Lufkin where she does outreach education on food and nutrition. Food is her passion, so Angela loves trying new recipes and exploring the more holistic side of nutrition. Angela loves to cook, garden, and spend time outdoors. In addition to the Brookshire Brothers blog, look for Angela's monthly articles in Charm East Texas. 

Cinco de Mayo Fast Feast: Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas
Cinco de Mayo is a wonderful way to bring together people, food, and culture in a celebration of Mexican heritage. This weekend, round up all your best amigos and try out this slow-cooker spin on a fiesta favorite—fajitas! Easy-to-make and delicious, these Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas are perfect for your Cinco de Mayo menu.
PLUS: No party is complete without a real fresh, real delicious Orange-Lime Margarita.
Chicken Fajitas with a lime

Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas

      • 1.5 lbs Mama Julia's Marinated Chicken Fajitas
      • 1 green bell pepper*
      • 1 yellow bell pepper*
      • 1 red bell pepper*
      • 1 small onion*
      • 1 package of Fresh Harvest Flour Tortillas (10 ct)

*In a hurry? Pick up a package of fresh, pre-cut fajita vegetables at your local Brookshire Brothers Brothers!

      • Shredded cheese
      • Sour cream
      • On the Border salsa
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      • Slice chicken into 1/4 inch strips.
      • Place chicken in bottom of slow cooker.
      • Slice up bell peppers and onion, place on top of chicken.
      • Cook on low for 4-6 hours.
      • Serve on tortillas with choice of toppings.

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Lemony Roasted Artichoke Dip

Real Fresh, Real Delicious Graduation Party Dish

Looking for some delectable and easy ideas to celebrate your graduate? Graduation parties are the ultimate finger food feasts. Everyone loves a fresh hot dip from the oven paired with the usual dipping suspects like chips, crackers, salsa, guacamole, and hummus. Try this Lemony Roasted Artichoke Dip recipe that can be prepared up to three days in advance and thrown in the oven just before the guests arrive; it's a grade-A favorite that leaves everyone fighting over the last bite.
Bowl of lemony artichoke dip

Lemony Roasted Artichoke Dip

(Adapted from Cook’s Illustrated – Serves 10 to 12)

For the topping:
      • 2 slices white sandwich bread, quartered
      • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
      • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
For the dip:
      • 2 (9-ounce) boxes frozen artichokes (unthawed)
      • 1 tablespoon olive oil
      • Salt and pepper
      • 1 onion, diced
      • 1 cup mayonnaise
      • 4 oz cream cheese, AT ROOM TEMPERATURE
      • ½ cup grated Parmesan
      • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
      • 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
      • Pinch of cayenne powder
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For the topping:
      • Pulse the bread in a food processor to coarse crumbs, about 6 pulses.
      • Toss the bread crumbs with the Parmesan and butter.
      • Set aside.
For the dip:
      • Adjust an oven rack to the middle position and heat the oven to 450 degrees.
      • Line a baking sheet with foil.
      • Toss the artichokes with 1 tablespoon of the oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and spread out over the prepared baking sheet.
      • Roast the artichokes, stirring occasionally, until browned at the edges, about 25 minutes.
      • Let the artichokes cool and then chop coarsely.
      • Meanwhile, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat until just shimmering.
      • Add the onion and cook until softened, 5 to 7 minutes.
      • Stir in the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
      • Transfer the onion mixture to a large bowl and set aside.
      • Stir the mayonnaise, cream cheese, Parmesan, lemon juice, thyme, and cayenne into the onion mixture until uniform, smearing any lumps of cream cheese against the side of the bowl with a rubber spatula.
      • Gently fold in the chopped artichokes and season the mixture with salt and pepper to taste.
      • Transfer the mixture to an ungreased 8-inch square baking dish and smooth the top.
      • Sprinkle the bread crumbs evenly over the top.
      • Cover the baking dish tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 3 days.
      • Adjust an oven rack to the middle position and heat the oven to 400 degrees.
      • Unwrap the dip and bake, uncovered, until hot throughout and the bread crumbs are golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes.
      • Let cool for 5 minutes before serving.
Need some other ideas to round out your party menu? Don’t forget all the amazing options available at your neighborhood Brookshire Brothers, including fresh fruit and veggie platters, graduation cakes, chips, and drinks! 
Here’s to the graduates! Let’s celebrate with real fresh, real delicious food!
More delightful dips for your end of school get together:
Visit your local Brookshire Brothers to get cookin' today! 


Angela Larson

Angela Larson is a registered dietitian (RD) who works with Brookshire Brothers promoting real fresh, real delicious foods and nutrition education to the community. She is also a clinical dietitian representing Woodland Heights Medical Center in Lufkin where she does outreach education on food and nutrition. Food is her passion, so Angela loves trying new recipes and exploring the more holistic side of nutrition. Angela loves to cook, garden, and spend time outdoors. In addition to the Brookshire Brothers blog, look for Angela's monthly articles in Charm East Texas. 

Create a Brunch Burger Fast Feast
Everybody loves brunch. Why? Any dish is acceptable! Everything from breakfast, lunch, and dinner can be served, and this Brunch Bacon and Egg Burger is no exception! Keep reading for extra savings on this phenomenal brunch dish.
For more fun brunch tips check out How to Brunch 101!
Bacon Brunch Burger with Bacon and Eggs
    • 1lb ground beef
    • 8 slices of bacon
    • 4 Fresh Harvest Hamburger Buns
    • 6 Fresh Harvest Eggs
    • 4 slices of Food Club Sliced Cheese
    • 1/2 cup sliced onions
    • 1 head of lettuce
    • 1 large tomato, sliced
    • Salt & pepper to taste
    • Cook the bacon on medium-high heat and be sure to drain them after they are done.
    • Combine the ground beef, salt, and pepper; form into four patties.
    • Cook the hamburger patties in the same pan as the bacon on medium-high heat until they are just slightly pink inside.
    • Right before they are finished cooking, add the cheese on top so that it melts.
    • Drain the pan.
    • Fry your eggs to your preference.
    • Finally, assemble your buger with the veggies to your liking!
* Serve with Food Club Snack Chips to finish your Fast Feast.

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April 3 through April 16, 2019

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1 - Food Club Slice Cheese (8 oz)
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