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 Heinen’s | Modern Farmette’s Holiday Brunch with Spinach & Heirloom Tomato Frittata, Pomegranate Crostini and Christmas Star Bread

Cooking with Heinen’s | Modern Farmette’s Holiday Brunch with Spinach & Heirloom Tomato Frittata, Pomegranate Crostini and Christmas Star Bread

 The season is bright and weʼre filled with cheer here in the Modern Farmette kitchen! Christmas day brunch is definitely one of the things we look forward to the most every year. Amidst the busyness, we love slowing down and enjoying a wonderful home cooked breakfast made with fresh, healthy ingredients from Heinenʼs Grocery. Todayʼs brunch includes a selection of hand-picked recipes from our brunch … Read more…

NoonDaily FOOD | Warming Foods for a Frigid December Day

NoonDaily FOOD | Warming Foods for a Frigid December Day

 Need a little something to take the chill off? Local dishes to warm you up on a frigid, December day are the focus of today’s NoonDaily Update. Can you match the photos with their captions below? 1. Heinen’s Grocery | Buddy the Elf, what’s your favorite COOKIE? Sally from Table and Dish is shopping at Heinen’s and sharing her family’s favorite holiday cookie recipe today … 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…

Sunday Supper | Best Beef Bourguignon to Bring to a Neighbor

Sunday Supper | Best Beef Bourguignon to Bring to a Neighbor

 If you follow along with me on Instagram you’ve probably put together a few things by now. Hopefully high on that list is that I am a seasonal gal, at heart. As much as I claim ‘summer forever’ I truly believe I need each of the seasons for very specific reasons and, with winter upon us, I’ve started to reflect on what this season brings … Read more…

NoonDaily FOOD – What’s Cooking at Barrington Area Cafes & Restaurants

NoonDaily FOOD – What’s Cooking at Barrington Area Cafes & Restaurants

 Want to know what’s cooking this weekend in Barrington? We’re taking a look at what’s currently on the menu at restaurants and cafes around town in today’s NoonDaily Update. Share pics of your favorite local menu items on Instagram/Facebook with hashtag #365Barrington or #BarringtonEats and we’ll feature your local menu recommendations next time we share a look at #WhatsCooking! Can you match the photos with … 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…

Heinen’s Sunday Supper | Simple Harvest, Abundant Blessings with Modern Farmette

Heinen’s Sunday Supper | Simple Harvest, Abundant Blessings with Modern Farmette

 For this week’s Heinen’s Sunday Supper, the couple behind the gorgeous local recipe blog, Modern Farmette, is updating their traditional Thanksgiving feast with new favorite dishes rich with the flavors of the season. On their menu for this year’s Thanksgiving? A feast fit for two (or more) featuring Stuffed Cornish Hens, Rainbow Hash, Roasted Grape Crostini with Double Cream Brie, Citrus Vanilla Cider & Spiced … 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…

NoonDaily FOOD | Nine Divine Salads

NoonDaily FOOD | Nine Divine Salads

 With Thanksgiving coming up next week, we’re taking a look at the lighter side of local dining with NINE DIVINE SALADS recently featured at Barrington area restaurants. We’re sinking our teeth into these sweet and savory greens for today’s NoonDaily Update. Can you match the photos with their captions below? (click an image to start the gallery, tap or hover for quick captions & find … 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…