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I recently had a bowl of Butternut Squash Bisque at a restaurant while traveling and it was one recipe I knew I had to remake!  It took a few tries, but I have something luscious and delicious to share with you. Soup is such a popular fall dish; it warms the body and curbs those comfort food cravings as the temperatures start to drop.  This Butternut Squash Bisque is thick, creamy, rich, and healthy – great for a cozy dinner!  I’m calling this recipe “bisque” instead of “soup” because it’s so thick and creamy. The recipe can be found here. I start by chopping all the veggies and doing some prep work.  This was the longest part of making the bisque and admittedly was my first-time preparing butternut squash, so it took some getting used to.  If you’ve never cut squash before, start by cutting off both ends, then cut … 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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As our weather turns a bit chilly we begin thinking of warming comfort food. When I think of comfort food and cold weather, the first thing that always comes to my mind is soup. A recipe that we have shared at Festival Foods for many years is our Hearty Italian Soup recipe featuring our fresh homemade Italian sausage.  Our Italian sausage has become a tradition in many recipes of our customers, truly a customer favorite.  We start with fresh pork and mix with the perfect blend of seasonings, whether it is hot or mild they are both seasoned perfectly.  Our sausage delivers a special flavor in every bite of your dish. Chef Melanie shows you how easy it is to make our soup recipe in this video.  Serve the soup with a warm baguette or better yet a warm Ciabatta bread from our Bakery. Another great recipe with our Italian … Continue reading

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