Heinen’s 4PM Panic: Grilled Flank Steak with Chimichurri

 Flank steak is a lean, but flavorful cut of beef that benefits from the tenderizing effects of a marinade. It is best cooked medium rare and thinly sliced at an angle across the grain of the meat. Prepared this way, marinated, cooked quickly at high heat, thinly sliced, flank steak practically melts in your mouth. For this week’s Heinen’s “4PM ... Read more...

Heinen’s 4PM Panic: Lattice Top Pie Crust

 There are a few things in my life that I have dismissed as being too difficult to make so I have avoided it all together. Even though everyone told me how simple it was to make, I just couldn’t bring myself to attempt it. Right now, that recipe is French macarons. I’ll let you know when I conquer those. About a year ago ... Read more...

Heinen’s 4PM Panic: Carrot Apple Soup

 Fruit soup, who knew? Carrot apple soup is warm, smooth, sweet, savory and comforting. During the 70’s, when canned soup and T.V. dinners became the rage, my sweet Mother managed to avoid the trend and see to it that we ate real, homemade food. She canned, froze, pickled and preserved anything she could get at the farmers market.  In the ... Read more...

Heinen’s 4pm Panic: Multi-Grain Salad & Salmon Tartine

 We’ve finally started seeing signs of spring. The sunshine has been glorious, adding a bit of color to the typical grey tones of Chicago winter. The forsythia bush outside my kitchen door is just starting to bud and the crocuses are peeking up through the frosty ground. Soon they will be vibrant green, pink and purple. For this week’s Heinen’s “4PM ... Read more...

Heinen’s 4PM Panic: Mini Tex-Mex Chicken and Cheese Pies

 This week’s Heinen’s “4PM Panic” recipe offers, in a word, simplicity. It’s a dish that can be used for dinner then easily packed into tomorrow’s lunchbox.  We’re pulling out the muffin tins to put our main course into a neat little package with Mini Tex-Mex Chicken and Cheese Pies. Roasting a chicken is easy and it makes your home smell great ... Read more...

Heinen’s 4PM Panic: Apricot Chicken with Cashew Cauliflower Rice

 This week’s Heinen’s “4PM Panic” post is for all of you who have told me you don’t prepare anything with more than four ingredients.  This yummy chicken dish has three, yes 3, ingredients and only one pan! To be fair, I’m not counting the cauliflower rice in the three ingredients, but still, this main dish will make your Tuesday evening dinner super ... Read more...

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 ... Read more...

Heinen’s 4PM Panic: Roasted Sweet Potato, Red Onions and Lemon Hummus

 Roasted Sweet Potato, Red Onions and Lemon Hummus started as a left over throw together salad.  Now, because these flavors have become a family favorite, we don’t wait for left over sides. We make them the star of the meal. In this weeks Heinen’s “4PM Panic” post I’ve put together a simple dinner that fills everyone with healthy superfoods while ... Read more...

Heinen’s 4PM Panic: Mama Jess’ Mexican Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

 When she’s not cooking up new products for her line of organic Mama Jess sauces and garden ketchup, Barrington’s Jessica Grelle is busy being mom to her two growing boys. Jessica is well known for packing as many veggies as possible into her products and, at home, she is also committed to feeding her family the healthiest foods.  So we ... Read more...

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