NEW Four Brothers Cookies - Family, Friends & Food with Jayne

Have you tried our NEW Four Brothers Cookies yet? They pair perfectly with Kemps milk, and speaking of milk — We are right in the middle of June and I want to acknowledge not only our local Dairy Farmers, but all Farmers in by celebrating National Dairy Month.
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Weekly Ad Recipes – Father’s Day Treat Ideas

Coborn's Weekly Ad Recipes Father's Day Treat Ideas

Try these kid-friendly recipes and decorating ideas guaranteed to steal Dad’s heart!  Continue reading “Weekly Ad Recipes – Father’s Day Treat Ideas”

New Gluten Free M&M Cookies in the Bakery!

New: Gluten Free M&M Cookies

Since the Coborn’s Gluten Free Bakery launched this past August 2015, dozens of new, delicious and fresh products have been released from the facility located in the heart of Minnesota. This St. Cloud facility is in a completely separate bakery from Coborn’s conventional bakery to ensure zero cross contamination with gluten containing ingredients. This spring the Gluten Free Bakery staff has been hard at it again, and this time they have a new mouthwatering cookie to show for their efforts.

Brand new to the Gluten Free Bakery scene are Coborn’s first ever Gluten Free M&M Cookies. Not only are these cookies entirely Gluten Free to ensure safety of guests, they also feature hand dipped M&M’s and are made fresh to ensure guests are purchasing the best tasting cookies possible. Want to know the best part? After being tested by multiple M&M Cookie fanatics, there is virtually no taste difference between these Gluten Free M&M Cookies and the traditional Gluten Containing M&M Cookies from the Coborn’s Bakery.

After research and feedback from guests, Coborn’s realized the growing need for a Gluten Free facility in the central Minnesota area thatNew: Gluten Free M&M Cookies offers products that are fresh, and not frozen like the majority of Gluten Free products on the market. Once Coborn’s realized the great need in the area for Gluten Free Bakery goods, they went hard to work crafting the products that tens of thousands of Midwestern families now know, love and purchase on a consistent basis. Ensuring the products taste good is just half the battle for the Coborn’s Gluten Free Bakery, because in addition to fresh and great tasting products, they also want to ensure the safety of their guests. Coborn’s recognizes the detrimental effects that even the slightest level of gluten can be for guests. For that reason they are taking additional safety precautions to ensure that the Gluten Free title holds true for each and every product that leaves the bakery facility and ships to all Coborn’s locations throughout the midwest each and every morning.

Not Gluten Intolerant, but still want to try the great products? Choose from decadent sugared cake, donuts or muffins in a variety of flavors, hamburger and hotdog buns to accompany grilling season favorites, and delightful bars, cupcakes and cookies for all occasions. The Coborn’s Gluten Free Bakery section has something to delight all taste buds – whether you have a Gluten Intolerance or not. As the kickoff to summer takes place there are multiple picnics, graduation parties and other family or friend get togethers that you are sure to be attending. Before heading out for your weekend getaway pick up a package of our brand new and delicious Gluten Free M&M Cookies. Not only are they safe for Gluten Intolerant guests, but they are also truly delicious!

Marshmallow Flowers

Marshmallow Flowers

Ashley M.
Ashley M.

Spring is one of my favorite times of the year. I love the bright colors that come with the season. It’s also a busy time of the year for most people. So here is a quick, fun project to make by yourself or with the kids for all the events that will be popping up on the calendars this season! These are great since they work for Easter, weddings, birthday parties and so much more.

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Savory and Sweet Treats… Just add Bacon!

Savory and Sweet Treats... Just add Bacon! Chocolate Chip Cookies with Bacon & Smokie Bacon Bite Recipes! - Family, Friends & Food with Jayne

Can you believe that Thanksgiving is only a few weeks away and pretty soon we will be ringing in the New Year?  Where did yesterday go?

The other day I was in my kitchen experimenting and as much as I like bacon I thought I would try some new recipes using bacon. Wow, was I pleasantly surprised to find out all the things you can prepare with bacon. I found a quick easy recipe for the holidays and believe it or not I found a fantastic chocolate chip cookie recipe that includes bacon in the recipe. Now I have a new appetizer and a new cookie to serve during the holidays. These cookies were so moist that after a week I am still nibbling on them every time I pass the kitchen counter.

Smokie Bacon Bites Recipe with Four Brothers Bacon -

Smokie Bacon Bites

Smokie Bacon Bites
  • 14 Oz. Cocktail Smokies
  • 16 Oz. Bacon
  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Cut bacon in half.
  3. Wrap each Little Smokie with half bacon slice; secure with toothpicks.
  4. Place in glass baking dish.
  5. Sprinkle one cup of brown sugar over entire pan of bacon bites.
  6. Bake 22-24 minutes or until bacon is crisp and golden brown, turning after 12 minutes.
Since the brown sugar glaze will be sticky, line the pan with foil before to make clean-up a snap!

Suggested Beer Pairing: Newcastle Brown Ale


Chocolate Chip Cookies with Bacon -

Chocolate Chip Cookies with Four Brothers Bacon

Chocoalte Chip Cookies with Four Brothers Bacon
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 24
  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 1 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp. Baking Soda
  • ½ tsp. Salt
  • 1 Cup Butter, room temperature
  • ¾ Cup Brown Sugar, packed
  • ¾ Cup White Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tsp. Maple Extract
  • ⅓ Cup Four Brothers Bacon, fully cooked and chopped
  • 1 Cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; set aside.
  3. Beat together the butter, brown sugar and white sugar with an electric mixture until smooth.
  4. Add the remaining egg, vanilla extract and maple extract, beat until well blended and slightly fluffy.
  5. Stir in flour mixture a little at a time, mixing just until combined.
  6. Stir in bacon and chocolate chips.
  7. Scoop rounded tablespoons onto prepared cookie sheet.
  8. Bake in oven until golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes.
  9. Remove from oven and let cool on a wire rack.
Make sure to fully cook the bacon and chop it into tiny little pieces before adding to cookie dough. I used my mini chopper.


Wishing all of you a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday and safe travels. Enjoy…..I did!

Coborn’s, Inc. Meat and Seafood Merchandiser

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