Cooking with Heinen’s | Hot Chocolate Bar

Cooking with Heinen’s | Hot Chocolate Bar

 It’s been cold outside here in the Midwest! The temperatures and wintry weather may be keeping us cooped up indoors, but there’s no better reason to curl up in front of the fire or snuggle on the couch watching a movie marathon. I’m guilty of Netflix binging this weekend.  I’m all caught up on The Crown and ready for season two. Staying inside is even better with a cup of … Read more…

Cooking with Heinen’s | Fresh Start Smoothie Bowls

Cooking with Heinen’s | Fresh Start Smoothie Bowls

 It’s January and that means everyone gets to reboot, do it over and start again. All the scrumptious snacks and multiple meals washed down by holiday cocktails and finished with rich desserts can be forgotten by new resolutions. Oh, if only that were true. At my Mom’s house for Christmas she had a table set up in the dining room that was solely dedicated to dessert selections. I am … Read more…

Holidays with Heinen’s | Fruit & Herb Infused Champagne Cocktails

Holidays with Heinen’s | Fruit & Herb Infused Champagne Cocktails

 Well that’s a wrap on Christmas 2016, but there’s still more celebrating to do! New Year’s Eve is days away and sparkling wines will play a starring role in this week’s holiday cocktails. We have so much to be thankful for and many reasons to celebrate. This year we’ll be toasting with champagne cocktails infused with fresh herbs and fruit from Heinen’s produce department. Grapefruit … Read more…

Cooking with Heinen’s | Impressive & Easy Holiday Appetizers

Cooking with Heinen’s |  Impressive & Easy Holiday Appetizers

 We’re almost there!  Christmas is days away. Decorations are up and lists are made.  Maybe this year I will remember where I hid all the presents.  One year I didn’t find a gift until April…Yikes! Now that we are in the full entertaining season I’m always looking for a new (easy) recipe to impress friends and family. Are you looking for a simple “go to” … Read more…

Cooking with Heinen’s | Modern Farmette’s Holiday Brunch with Spinach & Heirloom Tomato Frittata, Pomegranate Crostini and Christmas Star Bread

Cooking with Heinen’s | Modern Farmette’s Holiday Brunch with Spinach & Heirloom Tomato Frittata, Pomegranate Crostini and Christmas Star Bread

 The season is bright and weʼre filled with cheer here in the Modern Farmette kitchen! Christmas day brunch is definitely one of the things we look forward to the most every year. Amidst the busyness, we love slowing down and enjoying a wonderful home cooked breakfast made with fresh, healthy ingredients from Heinenʼs Grocery. Todayʼs brunch includes a selection of hand-picked recipes from our brunch … Read more…

Cooking with Heinens| Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons

Cooking with Heinens| Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons

 What is your favorite holiday cookie, the one you can’t resist sneaking from the tin before they’re shared? Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons have become our family favorite. They’re easy and delicious. If you, like me, have been a life long coconut hater, these cookies might just be what brings you out of the darkness. I am now a coconut lover because of these. I recently … Read more…

Heinen’s Sunday Supper | Simple Harvest, Abundant Blessings with Modern Farmette

Heinen’s Sunday Supper | Simple Harvest, Abundant Blessings with Modern Farmette

 For this week’s Heinen’s Sunday Supper, the couple behind the gorgeous local recipe blog, Modern Farmette, is updating their traditional Thanksgiving feast with new favorite dishes rich with the flavors of the season. On their menu for this year’s Thanksgiving? A feast fit for two (or more) featuring Stuffed Cornish Hens, Rainbow Hash, Roasted Grape Crostini with Double Cream Brie, Citrus Vanilla Cider & Spiced … Read more…

Cooking with Heinen’s | Pan Seared Alaskan Salmon with Meyer Lemon Sauce

Cooking with Heinen’s | Pan Seared Alaskan Salmon with Meyer Lemon Sauce

 With turkey headed to a Thanksgiving table near you, for this week’s edition of Cooking with Heinen’s we’re taking a trip to the seafood counter! Today I’m preparing pan seared wild Alaskan salmon fillets served with Meyer lemon sauce and broccolini (which is our new FAVORITE form of broccoli. We may never turn back). Broccolini has a loose flowery head with a longer stem. It tastes … Read more…

Cooking with Heinen’s | Maple Caramel Bacon Crack

Cooking with Heinen’s | Maple Caramel Bacon Crack

 I had second-thoughts about keeping the name of this recipe true to the original. “Crack” might offend some people leading them to think of the illegal drug scene. After much deliberation and a few pieces of this delicious treat, I have decided to keep it’s original and apply given name. Frankly it should be illegal and it is truly addictive. When I first discovered this … Read more…

Heinen’s Sunday Supper | A New England-Inspired Meal with Modern Farmette

Heinen’s Sunday Supper | A New England-Inspired Meal with Modern Farmette

 For this week’s Heinen’s Sunday Supper, the couple behind the gorgeous new seasonal recipe blog, The Modern Farmette, is taking us on an autumn trip to coastal New England. Barrington area photographers Ben and Miranda Gustafson share a passion for cooking with farm-fresh ingredients. No matter what’s on their grocery list, they say shopping at Heinen’s offers an endless source of inspiration. A New England-Inspired … Read more…

Holiday Cocktails with Heinen’s Grocery | Manhattans, Margaritas, Milkshakes & Mimosas

Holiday Cocktails with Heinen’s Grocery | Manhattans, Margaritas, Milkshakes & Mimosas

 Instead of our regular “Cooking with Heinen’s” post, this week we’re making “Cocktails with Heinen’s”. With the Holidays quickly approaching, menu planning has begun. No holiday would be complete with out a cocktail (or two) and Heinen’s has all the ingredients you’ll need to boost your bar skills this season. Even if you don’t drink alcohol, it’s fun to jazz up the usual libation to … Read more…

Heinen’s Sunday Supper | Glantz Family Gumbo with Chicken & Sausage

Heinen’s Sunday Supper | Glantz Family Gumbo with Chicken & Sausage

 Something I so love about my blog, A Life From Scratch, is the doors it has opened and the people I have gotten to meet. What started off as a mere space to share recipes has grown and opened doors with Apartment Therapy, Martha Stewart Living, Make It Better, and most recently a darling business right in my own home town: 365 Barrington. The owner, … Read more…

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…