Cooking with Heinen’s | Hot Chocolate Bar

Cooking with Heinen’s | Hot Chocolate Bar

 It’s been cold outside here in the Midwest! The temperatures and wintry weather may be keeping us cooped up indoors, but there’s no better reason to curl up in front of the fire or snuggle on the couch watching a movie marathon. I’m guilty of Netflix binging this weekend.  I’m all caught up on The Crown and ready for season two. Staying inside is even better with a cup of … Read more…

Cooking with Heinen’s | Fresh Start Smoothie Bowls

Cooking with Heinen’s | Fresh Start Smoothie Bowls

 It’s January and that means everyone gets to reboot, do it over and start again. All the scrumptious snacks and multiple meals washed down by holiday cocktails and finished with rich desserts can be forgotten by new resolutions. Oh, if only that were true. At my Mom’s house for Christmas she had a table set up in the dining room that was solely dedicated to dessert selections. I am … Read more…

Holidays with Heinen’s | Fruit & Herb Infused Champagne Cocktails

Holidays with Heinen’s | Fruit & Herb Infused Champagne Cocktails

 Well that’s a wrap on Christmas 2016, but there’s still more celebrating to do! New Year’s Eve is days away and sparkling wines will play a starring role in this week’s holiday cocktails. We have so much to be thankful for and many reasons to celebrate. This year we’ll be toasting with champagne cocktails infused with fresh herbs and fruit from Heinen’s produce department. Grapefruit … Read more…

Cooking with Heinen’s | Impressive & Easy Holiday Appetizers

Cooking with Heinen’s |  Impressive & Easy Holiday Appetizers

 We’re almost there!  Christmas is days away. Decorations are up and lists are made.  Maybe this year I will remember where I hid all the presents.  One year I didn’t find a gift until April…Yikes! Now that we are in the full entertaining season I’m always looking for a new (easy) recipe to impress friends and family. Are you looking for a simple “go to” … Read more…

Cooking with Heinens| Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons

Cooking with Heinens| Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons

 What is your favorite holiday cookie, the one you can’t resist sneaking from the tin before they’re shared? Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons have become our family favorite. They’re easy and delicious. If you, like me, have been a life long coconut hater, these cookies might just be what brings you out of the darkness. I am now a coconut lover because of these. I recently … Read more…

Cooking with Heinen’s | Olive, Cheese & Rosemary Wreath with Smoked Salmon Baguettes

Cooking with Heinen’s | Olive, Cheese & Rosemary Wreath with Smoked Salmon Baguettes

 This time of year is filled with gatherings of friends and family celebrating the holidays.  Invariably we are always asking, “what can I bring” Or, if you’re the hostess, what can I put on the table to be festive and make my guests feel special (with only one trip to the store and only minutes to prepare because I just got home from work or … Read more…

Cooking with Heinen’s: Lamb Osso Bucco with Spinach Rissoto

Cooking with Heinen’s: Lamb Osso Bucco with Spinach Rissoto

 I’m starting to realize that taking advantage of the excellent customer service at Heinen’s Grocery has great benefits. If I can’t find what I’m looking for or if I’m trying something new, simply asking a few questions usually puts me in just the right place. This week I wanted to make osso bucco for my husband. Not just any osso bucco, he wanted lamb. He recently … Read more…

Cooking with Heinen’s: Duck Breast with Cherry Port Reduction

Cooking with Heinen’s: Duck Breast with Cherry Port Reduction

 My husband has always wanted to make a turducken for Thanksgiving. I’m pretty sure that’s a turkey and a chicken and a duck all smashed inside of each other. Each year I manage to avoid the topic until it’s too late and then I say “well maybe next year dear”. The thought of cramming three different species of bird together and eating it seems barbaric but the … Read more…

Cooking with Heinen’s | Pan Seared Alaskan Salmon with Meyer Lemon Sauce

Cooking with Heinen’s | Pan Seared Alaskan Salmon with Meyer Lemon Sauce

 With turkey headed to a Thanksgiving table near you, for this week’s edition of Cooking with Heinen’s we’re taking a trip to the seafood counter! Today I’m preparing pan seared wild Alaskan salmon fillets served with Meyer lemon sauce and broccolini (which is our new FAVORITE form of broccoli. We may never turn back). Broccolini has a loose flowery head with a longer stem. It tastes … Read more…

Cooking with Heinen’s | Maple Caramel Bacon Crack

Cooking with Heinen’s | Maple Caramel Bacon Crack

 I had second-thoughts about keeping the name of this recipe true to the original. “Crack” might offend some people leading them to think of the illegal drug scene. After much deliberation and a few pieces of this delicious treat, I have decided to keep it’s original and apply given name. Frankly it should be illegal and it is truly addictive. When I first discovered this … Read more…

Holiday Cocktails with Heinen’s Grocery | Manhattans, Margaritas, Milkshakes & Mimosas

Holiday Cocktails with Heinen’s Grocery | Manhattans, Margaritas, Milkshakes & Mimosas

 Instead of our regular “Cooking with Heinen’s” post, this week we’re making “Cocktails with Heinen’s”. With the Holidays quickly approaching, menu planning has begun. No holiday would be complete with out a cocktail (or two) and Heinen’s has all the ingredients you’ll need to boost your bar skills this season. Even if you don’t drink alcohol, it’s fun to jazz up the usual libation to … Read more…

Cooking with Heinens | Roasted Chicken, Three Ways

Cooking with Heinens | Roasted Chicken, Three Ways

 Starting with one simple recipe we’re creating three delicious meals for your busy week. Roasted Chicken Three Ways. Your gang won’t get tired of chicken by having it three times in one week because each dish is so unique.  We’re starting with Roasted Chicken with Lemon and Sage. You could just buy a ready-roasted chicken, but roasting your own is better in many ways. Your kitchen will … Read more…