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…

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…

Cooking with Heinen’s: Lamb Osso Bucco with Spinach Rissoto

Cooking with Heinen’s: Lamb Osso Bucco with Spinach Rissoto

 I’m starting to realize that taking advantage of the excellent customer service at Heinen’s Grocery has great benefits. If I can’t find what I’m looking for or if I’m trying something new, simply asking a few questions usually puts me in just the right place. This week I wanted to make osso bucco for my husband. Not just any osso bucco, he wanted lamb. He recently … 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…

Trick-or-Treating at Deer Park Town Center

Trick-or-Treating at Deer Park Town Center

Deer Park Town Center Trick-or-Treating – Starts at Noon October 29 Deer Park Town Center shops and restaurants will be hosting FREE Trick-or-Treating on Saturday, October 29, starting at noon, while supplies last. Look for pumpkin decals on participating stores doors or windows, and grab a complimentary treat bag at Brilliant Sky Toys & Books. Plus, kids enjoy the following activities from 12-3pm near Brooks … Read more…

Cooking with Heinen’s | Three Sausages with Three Sauces for Your Fall Football Tailgate

Cooking with Heinen’s | Three Sausages with Three Sauces for Your Fall Football Tailgate

 One of America’s great pastimes is in season: The Football Tailgate. It’s time to eat drink and root for your favorite time from the comfort of your hatchback. Tailgates down, foam fingers up and plenty to eat and drink. Last week I gave you a few ideas that were on the lighter side. Today it’s all about easy, portable and delicious. I’ve picked my three … Read more…

Cooking with Heinen’s | Late Summer Peach Raspberry Crostata

Cooking with Heinen’s | Late Summer Peach Raspberry Crostata

 In the last days of summer I’m always looking for ways to soak up every last bit of sunshine.  After a long summer of soaking up the sun, stone fruits are heavy with juice and intensely packed with flavor.  Peaches, plums, and fresh berries are at their very best this time of year.  We love pie. Who doesn’t?  But… with busy back to school schedules fussing over making a pie … Read more…

Heinen’s 4 PM Panic: Slow Roasted Pulled Pork with Hatch Chiles

Heinen’s 4 PM Panic: Slow Roasted Pulled Pork with Hatch Chiles

 In this week’s Heinen’s 4PM Panic post, we’re celebrating the peak of Hatch Chile season! Heinen’s Grocery will be hosting their annual Hatch Chile Roast from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 27 and 28th. This year, they’re adding a pig roast plus live music, kids’ activities, Hatch Chile Margaritas, Hatch Chile Paella, Portobello Mushroom Burgers and MORE from 3 to 8 p.m. on … Read more…

Heinen’s 4PM Panic: Kiss Melon & Prosciutto Panzanella Salad

Heinen’s 4PM Panic: Kiss Melon & Prosciutto Panzanella Salad

 The Kiss Melons I featured in our last Heinen’s 4PM Panic post were so delicious, I wanted to share one more recipe idea starring these sugary fruits  for this week’s edition.  Panzanella salad has long been one of my favorites.  Back in my college days I worked at a restaurant in Ann Arbor, MI that served the most delicious Italian food.  One of their signature salads … Read more…

Win a FREE iPad in Deer Park Town Center’s “First Day of Style” Back to School Photo Contest

Win a FREE iPad in Deer Park Town Center’s “First Day of Style” Back to School Photo Contest

 The first day of School for Barrington 220 students is coming up on Monday, August 22nd. That means we’re down to the final days of summer break. School supplies are flying off store shelves and students of all ages are sprucing up their back to school wardrobes at Deer Park Town Center shops. Does your child have their look ready yet? If so, you can … Read more…