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…

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

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 trust me on this one. … Read more…

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

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 are good hot or room … Read more…

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

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 side dish that has pushed … Read more…

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

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 excellent dinner option for my … Read more…

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

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 delicious.  It will even get … Read more…

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

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 them tossed with pasta. At … Read more…

358. Heinen’s 4PM Panic: The Holiday Cheese Platter

358. Heinen’s 4PM Panic: The Holiday Cheese Platter

 Heinen’s upcoming “Bubbles & Cheese” sparkling wine, Champagne and cheese tasting event inspired this week’s 4PM Panic post because there are times when a cheese platter is the simplest solution for dinner. One of my husband’s favorite meals is when I build some sort of cheese board with cheeses, meats, fruits, crackers, crusty breads and olives.  My whole family has grown up loving this type … Read more…

352. Heinen’s 4PM Panic: Fresh Fennel Baked Salmon

352. Heinen’s 4PM Panic: Fresh Fennel Baked Salmon

 In this week’s Heinen’s 4PM Panic post we are steering clear of turkey.  I personally made far too much for the holiday this year and the leftovers are still waiting to be eaten.  With all the work involved in celebrating Thanksgiving and decorating the house, I wanted to share something completely easy with fresh salmon found at Heinen’s seafood counter. Have you cooked with fresh fennel? … Read more…

337. Heinen’s 4PM Panic: Easy Thanksgiving Side Dishes Starring Five Simple Ingredients

337. Heinen’s 4PM Panic: Easy Thanksgiving Side Dishes Starring Five Simple Ingredients

 With Thanksgiving fast approaching, I thought it would be fitting to offer simple recipes for a few elegant side dishes to take some of the panic out of preparing your holiday feast. This week’s 4PM Panic post features my favorite dishes that make Thanksgiving dinner less daunting, inspired by five festive ingredients. 1. Cranberries There has always been a debate over which cranberry sauce is … Read more…