HALLOWEEN HEADQUARTERS Coborn’s Weekly Ad | Cash Wise Weekly Ad | Marketplace Foods Weekly Ad Some Spooktacular IdeasBloody Pomegranate Punch!October 9, 2019Print Bloody Pomegranate Punch Yield: 10-12 persons Ingredients 8 Cups Sparkling Water 1 1/2 Cups POM Pomegranate Juice 2 Oranges, thinly sliced 1/2 Cup Pomegranate Seeds 4-5 Cups of Ice Fresh Mint, garnish Instructions In a large punch bowl, combine sparkling water, pomegranate juice, orange slices, pomegranate seeds and ice. Mix well. Garnish with a few mint leaves. Notes At your Halloween party, have a mocktail and a cocktail version of this available for guests. For your cocktails, add a splash of Prosecco!Dress up the punch for Halloween by adding in some vampire teeth and serve with some vampire straws! 6.0.6... Read more...Ghostly Goat Cheese and Mysterious Beet Salad with Toasted PistachiosOctober 8, 2019 Print Ghostly Goat Cheese and Mysterious Beet Salad with Toasted Pistachios Yield: approximately 4 servings Ingredients 6 beets 1 1/2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1/2 tsp Salt 4 Cups Arugula, washed 4 oz Soft Goat Cheese, crumbled 1/2 Cup Pistachios, shelled and toasted, coarsely chopped 2 Tbsp Bolthouse Farms Balsamic Dressing Instructions Preheat the oven to 350. Prep the beets by cutting off the tops and scrubbing them under running water. Cut them into bite sized pieces. Place the beets in a single layer on a baking dish lined with aluminum foil. Drizzle with olive oil and salt and toss to combine. Roast the beets in the oven for about 45-60 minute, turning several times. The beets will be tender and easily pierced with a fork when done. Set aside and let cool to room temperature. On each plate, layer a bed of arugula leaves and roasted beets, topped with goat cheese and chopped pistachios. Drizzle lightly with balsamic dressing. Enjoy! Notes Recipe adapted from Food Republic 6.0.6... Read more...There’s No Place Like HalloweenOctober 12, 2018There’s no place like Halloween! It’s our 4th annual Halloween video and I am so excited for this year because I have so many fun ideas and great recipes to share. As I’m sure you all know by now, I have so much fun planning for my Halloween party every year, and this year is no exception! First, I made a Cauliflower Brain to hold some chip dip. Simply remove all the leaves from a head of cauliflower and slice the end of it flat so it stands. Then cut out a bowl shape on top of cauliflower to hold the dip. Decorate the brain by weaving thin strands of red and blue fruit strips between the florets to make veins and arteries. Then it’s time to add the dip and I just had to use Crazy Fresh Guacamole because it’s the best! Every menu needs something hot to serve and these Eyeball Sandwiches using Simek’s meatballs are the perfect way to really make your Halloween theme come to life! Using a nice chunky sauce adds flavor and makes the eyes look bloody. A little melted cheese over the meatballs makes the whites of the eyes. Top them with a sliced black olive to complete the look. You can cut these into smaller sections to serve as an appetizer or keep them bigger and make this a fun meal too! Next, it’s witch’s brooms and these are so cute and easy! All I did was cut Crystal Farms Mozzarella Cheese sticks in half, then shred one end of the cheese and the other end I placed a pretzel stick in. Then take some chives to tie just above the broom bristles to really make it look awesome! Variety is always nice when throwing a party. One of my new favorite dips is that’s perfect for Halloween is Dead Man’s Dip and this recipe is fantastic and so quick and easy. Simply combine all the ingredients and bake it in the oven. The corn is an unexpected surprise that really makes this dip one people will remember! Now to make some fun and healthy items for the kiddies. I cam across some seriously adorable ideas that kids are sure to love. I made some little carved oranges and all you do is hollow out an orange and carve it like a pumpkin. Then add a variety of blueberries and raspberries. Another quick and easy kid friendly idea is monster munchies. For these I cut rambutan fruits in half and filled the spikey shells with pomegranate seeds. White fruit from the rambutan is perfect to toss in the punch recipe for some spooky eyeballs too! Next I made little Frankenstein heads that I thought were so cute. First, cut off the bottom of a kiwi so that it sits flat, then use a vegetable peeler to remove the fuzzy skin from the kiwi leaving some on the top for hair. To make neck bolts, take a pretzel stick and break it into three pieces. Push the ends of the broken pretzel on each side of the kiwi towards the bottom so they stick out just a little bit. For the mouth, take the center piece of your broken pretzel and gently push that piece sideways into your kiwi where the mouth should be. Lastly, use two mini chocolate chips and push them each into position above the mouth to make his eyes. These are a great way to get the kids to eat some fresh fruit by making it fun! Now, the kids need something fun to drink too so make sure to serve Kemps Chocolate Milk! October is usually pretty chilly in the Midwest, so what better way to have chocolate milk than to heat it up and turn it into hot chocolate! This is great for when the kids get back from trick or treating… and make sure to add Kemps new whipped topping before serving! Of course, kids aren’t the only ones that enjoy Halloween! I love using dry ice to set the mood and make some spooky fog flowing out of my punch bowl. This recipe for Eye Of Newt Punch is a tasty adult beverage and the greenish glow makes it look like a potion straight from the witch’s cauldron. Adding the rambutan fruit for eyes makes it even spookier! When decorating for a party, don’t forget there are fun ways to make your food be part of the decor! We have Here are some more fun and creative decorating tips to make your food the life of the party! Order fun halloween themed desserts from any of our bakeries. It will save you tons of time and you can custom order cakes, cupcakes, giant sugar cookies or our 12 inch chocolate chip cookies to fit your halloween theme! Turn whole carrots into witch fingers by placing a dab of cream cheese on the pointed end of the carrot. Then add a sliced almond for a nail. Then place them into your dip bowl for a dramatic look. Use whole carrots instead of candles in candelabras to add more color and texture. Serve dips in small, hollowed out pumpkins. They add color and variety, plus save on dishes! I put our new spinach and artichoke dip in a pumpkin and added the witch finger carrots to it as well to make it even more interesting! Adding small decor to your food like plastic spiders, skulls or fake cobwebs can really help set the theme and take a simple plate of chips and turn it into a spooky spider web! I hope you all have a safe and Happy Halloween!!! Jayne, Coborn’s, Inc. Merchandising Specialist Team Manager – Bakery & Deli... Read more...Eye of Newt PunchOctober 12, 2018Print Eye of Newt Punch Ingredients 6 Cups Pineapple Juice 2 Packages of Lime Gelatin 2 Liters of Sprite McCormick Neon Lime Food Coloring Vodka to Taste Instructions In large punch bowl mix all ingredients together. Add food coloring to your color preference and add vodka to your taste. Notes Add some spooky eyeballs to the punch to make it even more festive. Leave out the vodka for a kid-friendly version. 6.0.6... Read more...Eyeball SandwichOctober 12, 2018Print Eyeball Sandwich Ingredients 1 Bag Simek’s Original Meatballs 1 French Baguette Spaghetti or Marinara Sauce Sliced Mozzarella Cheese 2.5 Oz. Can Black Olives Instructions Heat Simek’s meatballs in a microwave or skillet. Slice a baguette lengthwise down the middle. Spread spaghetti or marinara sauce on bottom of baguette and place fully cooked meatballs on top of sauce. Place a small piece of mozzarella cheese on top of each hot meatball so that it melts. Then place a slice of black olive on top of each meatball so they look like eyeballs. 6.0.6... Read more...Dead Man’s DipOctober 12, 2018Print Dead Man’s Dip Ingredients 3 Cups Corn Kernels, drained ¼ Cup Chopped Onions Kemps Sour Cream 4 Oz. Crystal Farms Cream Cheese 4 Oz. Chopped Green Chiles ½ Cup Crystal Farms Shredded Pepper Jack Cheese ½ Cup Crystal Farms Shredded Monterey Jack Cheese Tortilla Chips Instructions Preheat oven to 350ºF. In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients, except chips, saving some shredded cheese for topping. Spread mixture into a 2-quart baking dish; top with remaining shredded cheese. Bake for approximately 25 minutes until heated through. Serve with tortilla chips. 6.0.6... Read more...SPOOK-tacular Halloween Treats!October 1, 2018Boo! I hope I didn’t scare you too badly! But let me tell you, the leaves are changing color, the air is getting cooler and it’s giving me the chills! Where did summer go? As we know, the cooler weather is inevitable, but fall isn’t so bad, especially when we have Halloween to look forward to! As a dietitian, I would love to say that handing out a healthy apple instead of candy is a perfect way to make the holiday a little more nutritious… but I would be lying. Truth be told, that was my least favorite trick or treat goodie. Of course, that’s not to say we can’t make Halloween healthy – c’mon, I’m a Dietitian! So, how do we make the season healthy? By getting the kids involved and making it fun! I’ve gathered some of my favorite Halloween ideas that will be fun for the kids and also provide some good nutrition! Fruits and vegetables are all you need to make this adorable Halloween scene! This is great for the little ones in your family, because they can help peel the bananas and oranges and they can add the face to their ghost! I personally like to use raisins for the ghost, but I’m sure the kids won’t argue if you use chocolate chips instead. Everyone loves pizza! Start by taking your favorite whole wheat pizza crust and add-on a lower sodium pizza sauce. When topping with cheese, do a light layer of reduced fat cheddar cheese and then add-on slices of reduced fat mozzarella. The cheddar will add a bright orange color, while the sliced mozzarella will be perfect for your ghosts! Use black olives to make spiders and small faces for your spooky little ghosts. Tip: We have numerous whole wheat pizza crust options at the store! Check in both center store as well as near the deli for some great options. Be sure the first ingredient reads: whole wheat flour. This is a simple trick you can use to find whole grain products throughout the store! We all know avocado toast is trending, but let’s switch it up a bit and make these fun little Frankensteins at breakfast. Avocados are one of the only fruits that provide healthy monounsaturated fat, which will also keep you fuller longer! Be sure to use whole wheat toast as well. You can use olives, red peppers and the egg whites from hard-boiled eggs to make your Frankenstein as friendly or as scary as you’d like! These adorable little monster mouths are easy and so fun to make with apples, nut butter, and macadamia nuts! Tip: When choosing a nut butter, look for an option with lower sodium and sugar. Did you know, we have some nut butters where the only ingredients is “peanuts?!” You’ve heard our dietitian team loving up on veggie spaghetti, but how cool is this meal!? You can heat up the veggie spaghetti with some pesto in a skillet for a few minutes until cooked through. Then, add-on slices of cooked egg yolks, black olives, and some red peppers to make a perfect meal for Halloween! Happy & healthy eating, Emily... Read more...Halloween Quesadillas videoSeptember 23, 2018... Read more...Halloween Food SafetyOctober 31, 2017Happy Halloween everyone! Tonight is the night when many will roam the streets and knock on doors yelling “Trick or Treat!”. There are several things to keep in mind to keep our trick or treaters safe on Halloween night from walking in a group, with a buddy or trusted adult to what type of costume to wear that will provide some warmth on this cold Midwest evening….brrrrrr – that is almost as frightful as Halloween can be! However, what I am going to offer today are some food safety reminders as they relate to Halloween, mainly on the topic of “food inspection”. Safety Tips Tonight everyone should have a “Food Safety Inspector” in the house. Candy should not be eaten until it can be inspected back at home. Eating a meal or a snack before trick or treating should help eliminate the temptation to snack on the goodies received before they can be inspected. Candy should be inspected for pinholes or tears in the wrappers and any kind of discoloration or odd appearance. Here the old adage of “When in doubt – throw it out” definitely applies. Ensure all treats are commercially made versus a homemade treat. *Homemade treats from trusted sources are certainly okay, but be sure you know who the creation came from! Anyone with allergy concerns should always wait until items can be inspected and labels are reviewed prior to eating. Don’t be shy – tell those providing the treats about the allergy and ask for something free of the allergen of concern. For little ones, especially, parents should be mindful of those items that can be choking hazards: nuts, chewing gum, hard candy, etc. and remove them from their treat bag And lastly, just a little related Halloween holiday humor…..What’s worse than finding a worm in your apple? Finding half a worm in your apple! On a serious note, with more and more people making an effort to give out healthy snacks, whole fruit is something to be cautious of as they can be easily tampered with. Like the homemade creations, just be sure it is from a person you know and trust. And then ensure it is washed before it is eaten. After you have completed the duties good food inspector, enjoy a piece or two – you deserve it! Eat Safe and Be Healthy! Kim, Coborn’s, Inc, Food Safety & Nutrition Manager, Registered Dietitian Click Here for more articles written by Kim ... Read more...Halloween Entertaining Done in a Snap!October 22, 2017Happy Halloween Everybody! I could hardly wait to show you my 3rd Annual Halloween Video! They get more fun to do every year! We try so hard to come up with a new theme every year to out due the one before. Here are the recipes that we enjoyed after the video was complete. They are tasty and so easy to make. I love easy recipes because when you are hosting the party you need quick and easy so you can enjoy the party too. Meatball Mummies Meatball Mummies Ingredients 1 Bag Simek’s Meatballs, thawed 2 Rolls of Refrigerated Pizza Dough 12 Bamboo Skewers 8 Oz. Sour Cream 1 Can Black Olives Butter (if desired) Four Brothers Pasta Sauce for Serving Instructions Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Thread 3 thawed meatballs onto bamboo skewer. Cut pizza dough into ¼” wide strips and begin wrapping dough around meatballs, stretching and crisscrossing until meatball is almost all the way covered leaving a space for eyes. You will use about 3 pieces of the cut pizza dough to cover each set of 3 meatballs. Gently remove bamboo skewers and place meatball mummy on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Bake 18-22 minutes at 350 degrees or until pizza dough is golden brown in color. Remove from oven, lightly brush with melted butter. Once mummies have cooled slightly, place 2 little dabs of sour cream and then place a little piece of ripe olive on top of the sour cream for eyeballs for each mummy. Serve with your favorite Four Brothers Pasta Sauce and enjoy! 3.4.3177 Bewitching Brew Bewitching Brew Ingredients 2 Lemons 3 Oranges 6 Oz. Can Frozen Lemonade Concentrate 1 Liter Club Soda 2 (750 Ml) Bottles Sparkling Apple Cider 1 Tbsp White Sugar Instructions Thinly slice lemons and oranges, place in large punch bowl. Add thawed lemonade. Gently stir in club soda and sparkling apple cider. Add sugar to taste. Add ice. 3.4.3177 Monster Munch Monster Munch Ingredients 12 Cups Popped Popcorn 3 Cups Mini-Twist Pretzels 1 Cup Roasted, Salted Peanuts 1 Cup Candy Corn 1 Cup Reese’s Pieces ½ Cup Honey ½ Cup Sugar ½ tsp Salt 2/3 Cup Creamy Peanut Butter ¼ Cup Butter Instructions In a very large bowl, mix together popcorn, pretzels, peanuts, candy corn and Reese’s pieces. Set aside. In a medium saucepan, bring honey, sugar, salt, peanut butter and butter to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Boil without stirring for five minutes. Remove from heat, and drizzle caramel over popcorn mixture. Stir to coat. Spread the popcorn mixture onto two baking sheets covered in parchment. Let cool completely, then break apart to serve. 3.4.3177 Spider Web Taco Dip Spider Web Taco Dip Ingredients 16 Oz. Can Refried Beans 2 Tbsp Taco Seasoning ¼ Cup Taco Sauce Crazy Fresh Guacamole Dip ½ Cup Sliced Ripe Black Olives 1 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese 1 Cup Chopped Ripe Tomatoes 1 Green Onion, thinly sliced ½ Cup Sour Cream 2-3 Tbsp Milk Instructions Stir together refried beans, taco seasoning and taco sauce; warm mixture slightly to help spreadability. Spread bean mixture on bottom of glass pie plate. Spread guacamole over bean mixture. Mix sour cream with enough milk to make it thin and easy to come of a squirt bottle. Draw spider web across guacamole with sour cream. Sprinkle olives, cheese, tomatoes and green onions around edges. Place spider in center for decoration. Serve taco dip with warm tortilla chips. 3.4.3177 Ghost Grub Ghost Grub Ingredients 2 Lbs. White American Cheese, cubed 2 (4.5 oz.) Cans of Diced Green Chilies 2 tsp Chili Powder 2 tsp Cumin 2 tsp Garlic Salt 1 Cup Milk Instructions In a large slow cooker, add White American Cheese. Add green chilies, milk and seasonings. Stir and cook on low until melted stirring occasionally. Serve with tortilla chips. 3.4.3177 Hope you have a Safe & Happy Halloween!!! Jayne, Coborn’s, Inc. Merchandising Specialist Team Manager – Bakery & Deli Click Here for more blogs written by Jayne ... Read more... Get Inspired! Oops!!! ... Something went wrong with Simple Instagram Plugin ... The access_token provided is invalid.