Cooking with Heinen’s | Asparagus Goat Cheese Tart

It’s the first day of spring and, with the new season, I find myself looking to fill my grocery bag with anything green. I’ve been working my way through the produce section, trying to make my dishes as colorful as possible to contrast with the gray days we’ve been having. With its bight green asparagus and sunny-side-up eggs, this Asparagus ... Read more...

Cooking with Heinen’s | Guinness Brownies for Saint Patrick’s Day

With the St Patrick’s Day coming up on Friday, decadent chocolate Guinness Brownies are on my Cooking with Heinen’s menu this week. The star ingredient in these moist, chocolaty, rich, brownies is Guinness Extra Stout beer. What is more synonymous with Saint Patrick’s Day than Guinness beer? Maybe corned beef and cabbage but, given the choice, I’m choosing the Guinness ... Read more...

Cooking with Heinen’s | Easy Cauliflower Crust Pizza + This Week’s Contest Winner!

We’re excited to announce the first winner in our Cooking with Heinen’s Photo Contest! We’ve partnered up with Heinen’s Grocery to give away a weekly $25 Heinen’s gift card. For a chance to win, all you have do is snap and share a photo of something you’re #CookingWithHeinens this week. Whether it’s breakfast, lunch, dinner or anything in between, enter ... Read more...

Cooking with Heinens I Mardi Gras Gumbo with Shrimp + Sausage

Many years ago my Mom added a New Orleans gumbo to the daily lunch menu in her restaurant. Since then it’s been a popular dish that people line up for.  She gave me the recipe years ago but honestly (true confession), I’ve never made it.  This week I decided to give it a try. Mardi Gras is right around the corner and ... Read more...

Cooking with Heinen’s | Citrus Season Inspires Recipes for Orange Upside-Down Almond Cake & Lemon Loaf with Raspberries

This week’s Cooking with Heinen’s post is my way of bidding farewell to winter. Or at least telling winter to go away! I’m done with you!! I love that citrus season is at its peak in February. It’s like a little reminder that there’s sunshine somewhere. For anyone who enjoys the sunny taste of citrus, don’t miss Heinen’s upcoming Zest Fest! ... Read more...

Celebrate Citrus Season at Heinen’s Zest Fest

Dreaming of more sunshine and the return of spring in Barrington? Heinen’s Grocery is inviting us all to come “taste the sun” at Zest Fest, featuring special tastings to celebrate the return of citrus season! Presented by Heinen’s Grocery and Melissa’s Produce, Zest Fest is happening at Heinen’s in Barrington from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, ... Read more...

Heinen’s Sunday Supper | A Life from Scratch’s Homemade Pork Ragu

As I chop herbs & veggies for tonight’s Heinen’s Sunday Supper, I can’t help but wonder how everyone’s winter is going so far? Aside from the random arctic blast earlier in December (that has us all seriously bracing ourselves) I feel like, weather-wise, we’ve had it pretty…..good. Very little snow, very little sub zero temps, but also very little sunshine. ... Read more...

Cooking with Heinen’s | Valentine’s Day Surf and Turf

With Valentine’s Day coming up next week, I’ve been on a mission to develop an unconventional surf and turf recipe for a special way to celebrate the loved ones in your life. Traditional surf and turf is a meal combining steak or red meat and seafood. Typically, I’ve prepared this as a steamed lobster tail with some cut of steak, ... Read more...

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