280. Heinen’s 4PMPanic: Late Summer Melon Salad

 One last fruit and vegetable post before I succumb to the change of season and let the cool temperatures change my culinary focus to apple crisps, soups and comfort foods. This week’s Heinen’s 4PM Panic recipe involves one of my favorite kitchen tools,  the spiralizer!  Do you have one? What do you spiralize? You can get one here. It cuts vegetables into ... Read more...

271. Heinen’s 4PMPanic: Fisherman’s Soup

 The late days of summer are perfect for outdoor dining and the sweet taste of the season’s seafood. For this week’s Heinen’s 4PM Panic we took advantage of both in this simple Fisherman’s soup. You can use any firm white fish.  Halibut works great but in this pot I used cod.  That’s the beauty of fish soup, you can change ... Read more...

241. Heinen’s 4PM Panic: Broccoli & Arugula Soup with Garlic Chips

 Soup is often the saving grace when it comes to preparing a nutritious dinner on the fly.  This week’s Heinen’s 4PM Panic recipe is easy and delicious. My entire family enjoys it, especially the garlic chips. Why these do not have their own section in the chip isle is beyond me.  We would put these on anything.  Make extra, trust me! ... Read more...

233. Heinen’s 4PM Panic: Spaghetti with Avocado Sauce

 Avocados are on the short list of foods I can’t live without. We love them every way. Blended into smoothies, chopped into a salad, topped with a poached egg, in guacamole, of course, I’ve even blended avocados into brownies. Ok – truth – those didn’t go over well. I’m still working on that one. In this week’s Heinen’s 4PM Panic ... Read more...

226. Heinen’s 4PM Panic: Steamed Clams with Tarragon

 This week’s 4PM Panic recipe just may be the easiest one you’ll find. I wanted to make something that would remind me of my days at the shore.  A dish that could evoke simple summer afternoons filled with carefree timelessness, the feeling of sunshine on your skin and the briny scent of the sea air.  So today I’m making steamed ... Read more...

220. Heinen’s 4PM Panic: BLT Pizza, Egg Optional!

 Thanks to Heinen’s Grocery, I’ve just come up with another easy solution to help beat the 4PM Panic – you know – that time of day when your family’s hungry but dinner’s not even on your radar? I created this BLT Pizza recipe after a particularly busy day when I realized I had nothing planned and nothing in the fridge. ... Read more...

212. Heinen’s 4PM Panic: Peach Whiskey Barbecue Chicken

 This weeks Heinen’s 4PM Panic recipe is one of my all-time favorites…Peach Whiskey Barbecue Chicken.  It’s great for a weekday with family or as a main dish for entertaining.  It’s easy but oh-so impressive.  Most cooks seem to have their four to six go-to recipes with slight variations. With our weekly menu ideas, hopefully you’ll feel inspired to expand your routine.  ... Read more...

206. Heinen’s 4PM Panic: Grilled Salmon and Macho Pea Smash

 It’s been a busy day filled with kids’ activities so our family’s dinner tonight needs to be easy. One quick stop at Heinen’s Grocery inspired a simple, healthy menu filled with the colors of summer. To help you during those times when hungry kids head to the pantry before you’ve even thought about dinner, we’re teaming up with Heinen’s to ... Read more...

199. Heinen’s 4PM Panic: Easy Enchiladas to the Rescue

 You know that point in the afternoon when the kids come to you with growling stomachs and you have no clue what’s for dinner?  Believe me, it’s a feeling I know all too well.  With my own four children, I’ve learned a few tricks over the years about how to navigate this time of day, otherwise known as the the ... Read more...

181. “Top Secret” Recipe to be Featured at UnCork Barrington

 Are you ready for the most heavenly cheese puffs you’ve ever tasted? And the most perfect wine pairings to accentuate and elevate their incredible flavor? If so, you’re in luck, because Wild Asparagus Catering will be featuring their “top secret” Famous Cheese Puffs to complement the full menu of food and wine selections available during this year’s Uncork Barrington event from ... Read more...

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