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Fall has arrived and it’s time for some football!  Throw that beer in the fridge and start planning what football-friendly food to serve while watching the game. Make up some Game Day Pretzels for that crunch that every gathering needs, this is one that you need to make a couple of days ahead so plan accordingly. If the kids are watching the game with you it might be fun to make Sloppy Joe Nachos (the adults will love these too). Make our simple but tasty Sloppy Joe recipe, next make our Queso recipe, again really simple. Now you are ready to assemble your nachos. Layer a platter with tortilla chips and spoon your hot Sloppy Joe mix over the top of the chips and drizzle hot Queso over the top. Serve the remaining Sloppy Joes in buns and you also have plenty of Queso for dipping. Buffalo Wings seem to … Continue reading

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You don’t have to go to the French Quarter of New Orleans to celebrate Mardi Gras. Have your own celebration enjoying  creole or cajun cuisine and other food traditions of Mardi Gras. We have King Cakes and Paczkis on Monday and Fat Tuesday and some festive cupcakes to celebrate the event. One staple in our family cupboard has always been Zatarain’s Dirty Rice mix, all you have to do is add water and browned ground beef, a one pot meal to have any time of year. Po’ boys are another Louisiana food that we enjoy. Po’boys are a sandwich that consists of meat or seafood (usually fried) served on a baguette. One of our favorite po’ boy recipes is made with ground pork from a recipe I found years ago in Food and Wine magazine Spicy Pork Po’Boys is included in our Menu this week. How about trying Jambalaya with … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and it is one of our favorite holidays at Festival Foods. The moment you step in our stores you will be amazed at the creativity and energy of our staff to make sure you have a special Valentine’s Day for your loved ones. Start the day off right with a breakfast of French Toast made 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. Serve some Kemps Strawberry Milk and place a Chocolate Dipped Long Stemmed Strawberry on the plate for that extra “touch”. We are offering some spectacular Maine Cooked Lobster Claws that we believe are perfect for the occasion.  You may serve them hot or cold with a Seafood Mustard Sauce as an appetizer, they … Continue reading

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If your family is like ours, Christmas Eve is an “open house” with people coming and going from afternoon until late in the evening.  Since we want to enjoy the holiday with our family and friends we don’t want to spend the day cooking and fussing over the food yet we want great tasting food for the occasion.  With a little help from the Festival Foods culinary team here is what our Christmas buffet will consist of.   Large Fresh Vegetable Tray & Dip 4 lbs Creamy Bacon Chive Dip served warm with Sliced Baguettes 4 lbs Buffalo Chicken Dip * served warm with Tortilla chips Boneless Chicken Wings (Aluminum Pan) Cheese platter * serve with crackers Antipasto Platter Hye Roller Platter Shrimp platter with seafood sauce Creamy Pasta Salad with Chicken, Cherries & Almonds  (1 gallon) Cookie Platter Lefse Buche de Noel   Perhaps best of all about these platters, … 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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Prime Rib with Our Own Creamy Horseradish Sauce has long been a mainstay at the holiday table of our customers. Simply delicious, yet so easy to prepare. As you are planning for your holiday meal I hope you take a look at our video to see how easy it is to make this festive meal. Our butchers hand trim and tie our rib roasts for your convenience.   We age our beef Rib Roasts to Premium USDA Choice Black Angus grade. These roasts make the Perfect Prime Rib for your family and friends. This cut of beef is extremely tender and unbelievably juicy! Our Chef Melanie explains how to prepare the Perfect Prime Rib in our  video.  Our preparation/recipe for: Perfect Prime Rib Our chefs whip up our own Creamy Horseradish Sauce available in our Delis.  The sauce is a perfect complement to this flavorful roast. As for the rest … Continue reading

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