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Our Premium Quality Double Smoked Bone-In Ham has been a holiday tradition for many families. Our ham is twice smoked over hard wood, it is fully cooked so you may simply bake covered with foil or lid at 325 degrees for approximately 15 minutes per pound to an internal temperature of 140 degrees. This video featuring Festival team members Ray and Jason explains the advantages of purchasing and serving a premium quality ham. If you prefer a glaze on your holiday ham this is a fabulous recipe for Cranberry Maple Glazed Ham. I recently saw this recipe in Bon Appétit magazine for Easter Ham with Golden Breadcrumbs and Madeira Sauce and it sounds delicious so I plan to prepare this for our holiday dinner. Regardless of the recipe you choose for your ham, the perfect accompaniment is our Cheesy Potatoes, all you need to do is pop them in the oven! Leftover ham from your dinner … 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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Get out your pen and make a shopping list because we have our Big Cheese event with some wonderful values on some remarkable cheese happening in our Delis.  We have a collection of over 300 varieties of cheese and we are always tasting and testing to find more fine cheese to add to our collection. Our event isn’t limited to cheese, we also have some fine pates and snack items that we are highlighting this week. During the holiday season it’s nice to have cheese, pates, spreads, crackers and baguettes on hand to make a cheese board for last minute cocktails with friends or at our house a quick meal with a glass of wine. We have to tell you about just a few the items we are so excited to have in our event; Montamore by Sartori is a rich,  nutty and sweet cheese with the tiniest crunch, Montamore … Continue reading

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A sure sign of the holiday season – our Seafood Sale is off and running and there is an abundance of items that will find their way into my shopping cart over the course of the sale. An absolute favorite are the Lobster Claws from Maine, they are pre-scored making them very easy to crack open. They’re frozen and we prefer to thaw them out and serve them cold with this delicious seafood sauce, an elegant yet easy appetizer or an exquisite main course. Another family favorite are the Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes sold individually ready to cook, we prefer to serve these with a Spicy Honey Mustard Sauce. Surf and Turf is a favorite special meal during the holidays whether we use Lobster Tail or Alaskan Red Jumbo King Crab Legs with Beef Tenderloin. The Alaskan Red are the sweetest of all of the King Crab Legs and a very … 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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Nothing gets our team energized more than holidays! Since we are all passionate about food, food is always a focal point of how we celebrate with our family and friends. Our associates bring that passion and joy of food to our stores, presenting you with ideas and solutions to make celebrations specials and everyday life a little easier. This week the Deli offers a fabulous value with our 8-piece bucket of chicken either seasoned grilled or fried for only $6.99! Combine the chicken with our special Homestyle Potato Salad and you have a delicious, easy meal without turning on the oven! If you have a large crowd we have our 50-piece chicken available as well as many family style salads that you may order on line at this link. We have a Family Style Catering brochure to help you with your planning and if you prefer phoning your order call … Continue reading

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What a wonderful time of year!  Time to explore wonderful foods of St. Patrick’s Day that help us usher out the long winter and celebrate the return of spring!  For the suggested menu this week we hope you find some fun items to share with your family and friends that even complement the leftover corned beef! Irish Soda Bread and Pumpernickel Bread – Made from scratch favorites fresh out of the ovens at Taste of Scandinavia!  For a limited time we are baking loaves of Irish Soda Bread.  If you have not tried it, it is definitely worth the try!  A heavier bread with currants that can be served at room temperature or toasted with butter.  Just a heavenly bread eating experience  most would not expect. If you are planning a party, you can order a loaf to reserve yours online by clicking here. Irish Cheeses are some of the … Continue reading

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The Christmas season is filled with so many traditions; families heading to tree farms to choose and cut their tree to decorate together or friends gathering for a tree trimming party, cookie exchanges, etc.  It is also filled with shopping, school concerts, houseguests, and food, glorious food, that’s where we come in.  Our December Seafood Sale is a very popular holiday tradition for our guests as well as our associates. One item always featured in our seafood sale is our Alaskan Red King Crab. Most people don’t know that there are actually three different types of Alaskan king crab.  There are red, blue, and brown king crabs; Reds are known for being the sweetest of all king crab.  While other retail stores offer the brown king crab because of the lower price point, we choose to sell Alaskan Red King to provide the best quality and value to our customers.  … Continue reading

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