4th Of July

It’s so close to the 4th of July and I am so excited! This has got to be my most favorite holiday! I love having my family and friends get together at the lake to play games, go boating, swimming and enjoying all day in the hot sun!! The best part is at the end of the night getting on the pontoon and heading down to the bay for a show of the most beautiful fireworks under the stars. You couldn’t ask for a better summer. This year I am way ahead of the game and have my menu planned for the 4th of July and I just have to share it with you.

This year I want to make it easy for me since I am the head cook at our event! It’s going to be Four Brothers Burgers all the way. They have so many flavors including Bacon and Cheddar Burger, Bleu Cheese Burger, Buffalo Bleu, Mushroom and Swiss and Hot Pepper Burgers and they are all so yummy. Just pick up your favorite flavor at anyone of our Meat Departments.

Every good get together, especially if it’s a hot day, needs some refreshing fruit. This recipe is easy to prep ahead of time if needed! 

Mixed Berry Salad


While the burgers are on the grill and the salad is in the fridge, there’s no better way to relax and enjoy the sunshine than with a nice tropical drink. Here’s a new favorite of mine! It’s called Island Living, and trust me, once you have a taste of this, you’ll feel like you’re on an island! 

Island Living

Now you can’t forget dessert on the 4th of the July and I love to serve something that ties in with the holiday. We have a new Cream Cake flavor that has just arrived in our Bakery Departments and it’s so decedent and scrumptious you just have to check it out. It will be perfect for your holiday table. It has beautiful fresh blueberries sprinkled all over the top and drizzled with icing. On the inside it has those large tart cranberries that put this dessert over the top. 

This is a fun celebration and it’s time to enjoy these summer months so make sure you are serving something easy so you can have fun in the sun! Have a safe and Happy 4th of July!!!

Coborn’s, Inc. Merchandising Specialist Team Manager – Bakery & Deli

Fishing Opener

It’s Fishing Opener!! One of my favorite Summer holidays!! I just love this weekend because it brings back so many family memories. When I was a kid my family and I never missed a fishing opener. It was rise and shine at 5:00 am. because you were on the boat by 6:00 am. to see the sunrise. I was never disappointed if I didn’t catch a fish it was just so much fun on the boat with family.  

Years later opening fishing is still a big event at our cabin because I always make a big breakfast for everyone. Then we pack the coolers with lunch because when the fish are biting, you just don’t have time to come back to the cabin to make lunch nor do you want to. You might miss catching the big one!! So, I thought I would put together a list of my menu to help you plan yours.


  • Fresh Eggs from our Dairy Department
  • Fresh Four Brothers Bacon from our Meat Department
  • Fresh Kemps Orange Juice
  • Fresh Sunny Sunflower Bread from our Bakery Department


  • Kretschmar Shaved Honey Ham from our Deli Department
  • Kretschmar Sliced Cheddar Cheese from our Deli Department
  • Potato Salad from our Deli Department
  • Four Brothers Dollar Buns from our Bakery Department
  • Our Signature Beef Sticks and Tangy Summer Sausage from our Meat Department
  • Assorted Variety of Food Club Snacks you will find in our Snack Aisle


  • The “Catch of the Day”
  • Variety of Salads from our Deli Department
  • Fresh Cut Fruit from the Produce Department
  • Dessert of Course!! Kemps “Gone Fishin” for the Chocolate Lover from the Frozen Department.
  • Fishing Bobber Cupcakes for the kiddy’s from the Bakery. 

Good Luck on your Fishing Opener and I hope you Catch the Big One!!!!

Coborn’s, Inc. Merchandising Specialist Team Manager – Bakery & Deli
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Sweet Summertime


Happy June everybody!!

Next week is July 4th and it is my very favorite holiday.  I love the weather and all the fun that comes along with this time of year.  Getting together with family and friends is got to be the best. I was in California a few weeks ago, and I discovered a new recipe that I promised myself I would do when I got back home because I just loved it. It was so good that I had to have seconds.

Before we get to the that though, I want to start with a Tri-tip Roast. This cut of meat is just scrumptious and so easy to prepare. The Tri-tip roast is a cut of beef from the bottom sirloin and when grilled to perfection in my opinion is better than a ribeye. It is so tender and flavorful and it will soon become one of your favorites. It is extremely popular out on the West Coast and has finally made its way here to the Midwest. Here is how easy it is to do.

I seasoned the roast with Four Brothers Prime Rib Seasoning. I use this seasoning for everything. I preheated the grill to 500-550 degrees because I wanted a very hot grill and then placed the roast on it. I seared the roast on each side by heating for 3 minutes and then turning it over for another 3 minutes. By searing your meat, it holds all the flavor in.  Then I turned down the grill and made sure the roast was on indirect heat. I slowly cooked it to 140 degrees for Medium Rare. I took it off the grill and covered it loosely with aluminum foil for about 10 minutes so that the juices soaked back into the meat to give it that wonderful flavor.

While the roast was cooking, I decided to have a cocktail to enjoy and found a recipe at a local restaurant that was so good I knew I needed to have this along with my meal. It’s called Lynchburg Lemonade and it’s sure to be a summertime favorite! 

Ok, back to when I was in California! This is what I’ve been waiting to share with you! I got the opportunity to try Mexican Street Corn and I have never been so excited about corn on the cob! I have always loved corn-on-the-cob but this took it to a whole new level. If you love corn you will love this experience. This recipe is unbelievable and I couldn’t stop eating it. You’ll be making this all summer long too! 

I think I just planned my July 4th meal and in fact I know I did! Enjoy the holiday with family and friends along with all the great foods of Summer. I wish you all a very happy 4th of July!

Coborn’s Inc. Merchandising Specialist Team Manager – Bakery & Deli