Category Archives: Menu

Well we might not be invited but there’s no reason we can’t have our own fabulous “Governor’s Ball”. The menu by Wolfgang Puck for the 2013 Governor’s Ball is somewhat intimidating but there is no reason we can’t whip up some pretty fine fare in our own homes to watch the Academy Awards in fine-tasting style with friends. Rather than their shrimp fritters for an appetizer try our recipe for Beer-Battered Coconut Shrimp with a lovely light batter.   These Italian Sliders would really spice up the evening and make quite an impression, made with our very own fresh Italian sausage -made right in the store. Always on our table when entertaining is Chunky Guacamole and now a new favorite on our table is a Black Bean Dip, a spicy warm delight.   Buffalo flavor something is always on the table as well. For something new pick up some of … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day is one of our favorite holidays at Festival Foods and it will be here before you know it! Step into our stores and you’ll be swept away by the festive atmosphere of our floral and gift departments and wowed by the selection of especially delicious products throughout the rest of the store to make Valentine’s Day perfect – without reservations! Love is in the air when you serve a breakfast of French Toast made very special by using our Taste of Scandinavia Chunky Cinnamon Bread. Surprise your Valentine with a side of heart shaped bacon, easy to make just cut and shape the bacon and bake it in the oven. Garnish the plate with a Chocolate Dipped Long Stemmed Strawberry for the finishing touch! If a romantic dinner is more to your liking let’s begin with the appetizers; we have some spectacular Maine Lobster Claws, already cooked  that … Continue reading

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Food is an important part of celebrations throughout the world, regardless of culture. The next several days have many celebrations so we’ve been sorting through recipes to share with you that you and your family might prepare together to recognize these traditional festivities. The Chinese New Year begins on February 10 – The Year of the Snake. Kung Pao Chicken with Noodles is one of our favorite chicken recipes and seems perfect for a Sunday meal with your family. The peppers create some lovely heat and the crunch of the peanuts really makes the dish. Another recipe with some heat from crushed red pepper is Chicken with Cashews, my favorite ingredient in this recipe is the fragrant fresh Ginger! Just because we’re not in New Orleans doesn’t mean we don’t love the food and festivities of Mardi Gras! Our favorite restaurant is Commander’s Palace and the House Salad with Creole … Continue reading

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One of our favorite meals is Tacos, no matter what kind! We prefer soft shell tacos and  love to experiment with different fillings. Our favorite new filling is Buffalo Chicken using our favorite wing sauce Wing-Time. We think you will love this Buffalo Chicken Taco with Guacamole recipe. We really enjoy the chicken cubed rather than shredded in this recipe.  Dredging the chicken in the flour mixture makes the wing sauce adhere to the chicken cubes when you assemble the tacos. While many taco recipes have green onions, avocado, cilantro and peppers; we believe it is easier to just make our Chunky Guacamole recipe for the filling. Rather than sour cream we prefer to use Taco Fiesta Top the Tater, a sour cream dip that is seasoned perfectly for tacos. We are also crazy for Fish Tacos with Chunky Guacamole. Again, we use the guacamole for our filling and also … Continue reading

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Whether you are trimming the tree or decorating the house this weekend, having a crowd over to watch the Viking-Packer game or maybe both we have some easy solutions to feed a crowd some great food so you can enjoy the moments with friends and family. Our selection of fine holiday floral products if colorful and fabulous! Boneless chicken wings are always a hit and we have them available in a 5 pound oven ready pans for a larger crowd or smaller oven ready packages if you prefer, you can also order them on line. We offer five sauces to choose from: Bourbon, Caribbean, Sesame Ginger, Buffalo Hot and Jamaican Jerk. All you have to do is heat and serve. Buckets of our Seasoned Grilled or Fried Chicken available hot and ready to eat are a crowd favorite if you are looking for an chicken entree. Who can resist a … Continue reading

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It’s time to start getting that plan for the Thanksgiving dinner menu together! First things first, how are you going to prepare the turkey? We suggest our Apple Cider-Brined Roasted Turkey recipe, an incredibly moist and flavorful turkey to serve for the holiday. On our Thanksgiving Menu, traditional stuffing is a must and our recipe for Grandma’s Savory Herb Stuffing is an easy recipe that would make Grandma proud! If you love wild rice, our Savory Wild Rice Stuffing recipe offers a little twist on tradition. Another side dish recipe that is “sweet” to complement your savory items is our recipe for Sweet Potato Praline Casserole. It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving dinner without mashed potatoes and gravy and one of our favorite gravy recipes is our White Wine Turkey Gravy. We like to say that we offer options for all kinds of cooks. We offer the highest quality ingredients for those … Continue reading

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  How would you like to sleep-in on Thanksgiving Day and still serve a fabulous Thanksgiving dinner? We have some delicious fuss-free options for your entire menu that can make it possible for you to enjoy the day and your guests. We have solutions to take care of the entire meal and all you have to do is heat and serve or if you prefer cooking your turkey we can still provide all of the sides and desserts for you.Our Thanksgiving Guide provides all of the details for planning your holiday meal.  You may order on-line or call your favorite Festival Foods location and speak to our Deli Team. If you are prefer cooking  your turkey, here is a chart to help you estimate how large of a turkey to purchase for the number of guests you are serving:  

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Scare up some Halloween fun food and get your BOOFFET put together with some of our delicious prepared foods and recipes! We like to include Mini Ham Sandwiches on our menu because you can make them a day ahead and just pop them in the oven before your guests arrive. If you’re a little more adventurous how about making Boofalo Chicken Sliders using our Buffalo Burger recipe, a tasty slider with a little kick. Our Killer Artichoke Bread is to die for! A really easy recipe with excellent flavor your guest will love. Our Queso recipe is another item that can be made ahead and re-heated before serving with your choice of tortilla chips. If you don’t want to do any cooking we have a fa (boo)lous selection of prepared items in our Deli: Fiesta Taco Dip Boofalo Chicken Dip Bacon Chive Dip Texas Caviar Fresh Pizza including our special … Continue reading

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We are kicking off a new menu this week, every night you can count on enjoying fresh prepared meals from our kitchen by our talented staff! Feeding your family great tasting food at a very reasonable price was the goal for our new program and we are thrilled with the results. On Sundays we offer our hot 8-piece bucket of Fried Chicken for $6.99 all day, our recipe for the fried chicken was perfected over thirty years ago! Our wildly popular Pot Pie Monday begins at 4 pm with our hot homemade Pot Pies for $4.99 each while they last! These have proved so popular, many guests call and reserve their pot pies. Tuesday’s menu happens to be my very favorite – hot out of the oven and ready to serve- Mom’s Meatloaf with Roasted Red Potatoes for only $9.99! Wednesday’s are heat & serve ready Lasagna Rollups, serves 2 … Continue reading

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Soup and chili feel just right for the change in seasons, a little heartier fare for cooler weather. Two of our absolute favorite soups are our Hearty Italian Sausage and Taco Soup. Try the Taco Soup with slices of avocado and fresh cilantro on top for a real treat.   We think our new Chili recipe is ingenious because it uses our own fresh Italian Sausage as well as ground beef for a rich wonderful chili. Check out our new video with “Chef” Ryan cooking up a batch. This recipe is a crowd pleaser!     If you are having people over to watch football or just for cocktails we have a simple appetizer recipe that seems just right in terms of comfort food, try this Killer Artichoke Bread recipe.   Cheers!

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