Cooking with Heinen’s | Curried Butternut Squash Soup

 Are you looking for a quick 30 minute easy dinner idea that will warm your soul on a cool fall day, made with simple, wholesome ingredients from Heinen’s Grocery? The minute the temps drop I just cant shake the idea of soup. With squash in season and abundant it seems logical to focus on butternut squash. The flavors and texture ... Read more...

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 ... Read more...

Heinen’s 4PM Panic: Kiss Melon Grilled Cheese with Chorizo & Arugula

 When I recently discovered Kiss Melons in Heinen’s produce department, I was inspired to come up with something new. I’ve made melon salads and melon balls wrapped in prosciutto. But for this week’s Heinen’s 4PM Panic post, I decided to add Kiss Melon to turn a classic grilled cheese sandwich into a new taste sensation. I’m going to ask you to ... Read more...

Heinens 4PM Panic: Hot Italian Sausage Puff Pastry Bites with Sonoma & Monterey Red Wines

 It’s finally time for our living space to expand to the beautiful outdoors. Whether it’s a picnic at Ravinia or cocktails on the porch, summertime gatherings are all about the food and drinks. For this week’s Heinen’s 4PM Panic post, I’m sharing a quick and easy appetizer that pairs beautifully with Heinen’s featured red wines from Sonoma & Monterey. These little gems ... Read more...

Heinens 4PM Panic: Corn Fundido & the Perfect Paloma Cocktail

 Cinco De Mayo is right around the corner and Heinen’s Grocery is ready! This week’s Heinen’s “4PM Panic” post is a quick appetizer and cocktail for your family’s celebration. Have you ever been to Tall Boy Taco in Chicago?  It’s one of my favorite lunch spots just a block from my office. At Tall Boy Taco they serve a delicious ... Read more...

Heinen’s 4pm Panic: Goat Cheese Panini and Tomato Basil Bisque

 Sometimes dinner and lunch can have a great deal in common. In this week’s Heinen’s “4PM Panic” post I’m recreating for my family, a sandwich I enjoyed last week for lunch from the Galleria market in Chicago.  One fun perk of working in the city is the amazing selection of fabulous foods available for lunch.  I decided that this sandwich would make an ... Read more...

Heinen’s 4PM Panic: Moroccan Chicken with Lemon and Olives

 Quite some time ago 365Barrington hosted a Family Recipes contest and I was the lucky photographer tasked with photographing the entries. This recipe is one that I photographed and have kept in my cooking routine ever since. Moroccan Chicken with Lemon and Olives. It is easy to prepare in one pan and when it is cooking your entire house will smell ... Read more...

Heinen’s 4pm Panic: Brown Rice Salad with Kale Chips

 In this weeks “4PM Panic” post I’m sharing one of my favorite recipes. I like this one for dinner and then especially as lunch the next day.  As a mother I always feel the call to feed my children healthy, well rounded options.  It’s not always easy but with this Brown rice salad it is. I tried it at one ... Read more...

Heinen’s 4PM Panic: Roasted Vegetables and Amylu’s Chicken Sausages

 It is undoubtably winter.  The cold temps are a great reason to fire up the oven.  This time of year the produce lends itself to delicious roasted vegetables.  Roasting is one of my favorite ways to enjoy vegetables. Its quick and easy and, with this weeks “4PM Panic” post, I’m sharing some tips on roasting your favorites.  Tonight I’m serving ... Read more...

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