Cooking with Heinen’s | Zucchini Pasta with Avocado Herb Cream Sauce

 Spiralized Zucchini “pasta” tossed in a creamy avocado herb sauce is on our  Cooking with Heinen’s menu this week. It’s a quick and tasty, low-carb and healthier alternative to traditional pasta! You know I love pasta, especially if it’s home-made fresh cooked pasta. If you are craving pasta then make yourself a big hot bowl and eat it up.  However, if you are ... Read more...

Heinen’s Sunday Supper | When Foodies Become Parents, a Culinary Date Night is Born

 For our latest Heinen’s Sunday Supper, we’re excited to share a guest essay produced by John Kelly. Owner of, John is a talented local photographer who has a beautiful way with words. He and his wife Katrina recently welcomed their first child, Charlotte, who makes life a joy but cooking a challenge. Getting ​​their ​groove back in the ​kitchen ... Read more...

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...

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