Make the BEST for your Valentine

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Valentine’s Day is only a couple weeks away and it is coming up quickly. I want to be prepared for it so I’m starting to plan now. It’s time to show the people in our lives how much we love them.

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Weekly Ad Recipes – Father’s Day Treat Ideas

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

7 Appetizing Ways to Ring in the New Year

7 Appetizing Ways to Ring in the New Year

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Jayne

Wow! What a year! 2015 is almost over and I’m looking forward to 2016 and wondering what new adventures await us all.

Have you started planning your New Year’s Eve party? Well I have got some great and very simple recipes that are going to make your life so much easier and your party planning a huge success. Here are the items that I put together that I think you will enjoy.

Bacon Wrapped Cocktail Smokies

Bacon Wrapped Smokies

Bacon Wrapped Cocktail Smokies
 
Ingredients
  • 2 Packages of Coborn’s Signature Cocktail Smokies
  • 1 Lb. Four Brothers Smokehouse Bacon
  • ¾ Cup Brown Sugar
  • Toothpicks
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Take the one pound package of bacon and slice into thirds.
  3. Then wrap each piece of bacon around each Cocktail Smokie and use a toothpick to secure.
  4. Place them in a 9x13 glass dish.
  5. Sprinkle with ¾-cup brown sugar over the top of the wraps and bake for 40 minutes.

Maryland Crab Cakes

Crab Cakes

You can find these in the Frozen Seafood Case in the Meat Department.  All you have to do is place them on a cookie sheet and bake in a 350 degree oven for about 15 to 20 minutes and then they are ready to serve.  They are great as an appetizers cut into quarters or you can serve them as a main entrée.

Cream Cheese & Tomato Dip

Cream Cheese and Tomato Dip

Cream Cheese and Tomato Dip
 
Ingredients
  • 12 oz. Jimmy Dean’s Original Sausage
  • 2-8 oz. Cream Cheese
  • 10 oz. Rotel Tomatoes, undrained
  • Tortilla Chips
Instructions
  1. In a small frying pan chop up sausage into small pieces and heat until sausage is completely cooked; drain.
  2. Add tomatoes and both 8 oz. packages of cream cheese and heat, stirring occasionally until cheese is melted.
  3. Serve hot with your Tortilla Chips.

Coborn’s Signature Meatballs

Coborn's Signature Meatballs

These are awesome and the best part is they are fully cooked.  How easy is that?  Here is all I did to put this quick appetizer together.

Coborn's Signature Meatballs
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Ingredients
  • 10 Oz. Grape Jelly
  • ¼ Cup Chili Sauce
  • 2 T. Prepared Mustard
Instructions
  1. Mix these three items together in a large bowl and then put in a dutch oven.
  2. Then add the fully cooked meatballs into this sauce and heat them all together for about 30 minutes and they are ready to eat!

Scrumptious Chicken Wings

Cajun Wings

Here are the quickest and easiest chicken wings I have ever made and my entire family loves them.  All I did was purchase what is called “ Fryin Magic” my new best friend.  I then placed my chicken wings and some of the Fryin Magic in a Ziploc bag and shook them together.  I then sprayed a 9×13 glass dish with cooking spray before I placed the chicken in the glass dish.  Then in a 350 oven I baked them for 1 hour, turning them once after the first 30 minutes.  Now if you like a little spice I did sprinkle Cayenne Pepper over the top to give it just a little spice but you don’t have to because Fryin Magic has wonderful spices already in it.

Rutherford & Mayer Fruit Paste

Rutherford & Mayer Fruit Paste

I’m so excited to introduce you to this new product that has just arrived in our Deli’s.  It is Fruit Paste and it is 100 pure fruit.  They have several flavors but I wanted to use the Pear flavor just because that is my favorite.  This is so easy just pair it with a sharp cheddar cheese.  Slice the cheese and place it on an artisan cracker and then slice the fruit paste and place on top of the cheese.  What an easy sweet appetizer and oh will you enjoy this.

Me’nage ‘a Trois

This wine has got to be my all-time favorite wine and I do love my selection of wines.  This is a red wine from California and if you are not a red wine drinker you are in luck because they also have a white wine. This wine is a fresh, ripe, jamlike fruit flavor.  Add a little cheese, a little cocktail shrimp with this wine and I guarantee that you will enjoy a very magical night.

I hope your New Year’s Eve parties are a huge success and have a very Happy New Year and we will see you in 2016!!!

Jayne
Coborn’s, Inc. Meat and Seafood Merchandiser

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Last Minute Homemade Christmas Gifts

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Ashley Maurer

 

 

Last Minute Homemade Christmas Gifts

With Christmas right around the corner, it is officially time to stop procrastinating. Let’s face it, those gifts aren’t going to buy themselves! There always seems to be a last minute party to attend or an extra person coming to spend the day with the family that you weren’t planning on. Not to worry though! I’ve got a few last minute ideas that will make those last minute plans feel like they had been planned all along. The best thing is that you can get most, if not all of the things you need at your local Coborn’s!

 

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Snowman Chocolate Bars
This is my personal favorite and a good craft to make with the kids. I picked up some extra large candy bars and a couple pairs of gloves from Coborn’s. I used plain computer paper to wrap them in, pulled the open glove over one end of the wrapped chocolate bar and tie some ribbon around it to tighten the top together. Then use crayons to draw the snowman features on. Add one more ribbon to make the scarf and that’s all there is to it. It’s quick, easy and fun to make. Plus they make great stocking stuffers or would even be cute as place settings for the kids’ table!

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Snowman Hot Chocolate
Who doesn’t love hot chocolate on those cold winter nights? Make hot chocolate even more fun by building a snowman to give it in. This is a great project to make with the kids and I love being able to reuse baby food jars to make it. You can mix and match jar sizes too! Don’t have any baby food jars laying around? A quick visit to Coborn’s can solve that. That’s what I had to do. Don’t worry, I didn’t waste the food, my sweet niece ate it up for me!

Make sure to peel the labels off, wash and sanitize the jars. Paint the lids black and use paint to make the face and buttons of the snowman on the outside of the jars. Use hot glue to hold the jars together in a stack. Fill each of the jars, one with mini marshmallows, one with hot chocolate (or cappuccino mix works too) put peppermint candies in the last one. I had scrap fabric laying around that I used to make the scarfs but you could use ribbon for that too. Simply adorable!

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Candy Whisk
Making a candy filled whisk is very fast and easy. Plus it can be made for less than $10! Buy the candy and whisk, fill the whisk with candy. It’s really that simple. Click here for a free printable tag to add to it as well.

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Pot Holder Bouquet
This is also a super easy gift to put together. All it takes is one trip to your local Coborn’s store and you can get everything you need. Spend some time going through the kitchen aisle and mix and match to your liking. Grab a pot holder and make sure all the utensils you picked out will fit inside. When you get home you can add some tissue paper, bows or ribbons to top it off. This works great to give as a hostess gift for those last minute Holiday parties.

Giving homemade gifts can be fun, personalized and meaningful. These were just a few of my favorite gift ideas. If you want to see some more crafty creations check out Lynell’s blog for more fun ideas you can make yourself.

Happy Holidays!
Ashley Maurer
Coborn’s Inc. Graphic Designer
Homemade Made Easy

Gourmet Father's Day Gift Ideas

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You have heard the saying “A way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.” Well here at Coborn’s, we couldn’t agree more!

So for this Father’s Day, treat your Dad to some Gourmet Four Brothers Favorites! We have assembled 6 great gifts for Dad, that he will love and enjoy. Best of all, you can get everything in one quick stop at Coborn’s! Keep scrolling and learn how to make these great gifts for your Dad.

Gourmet BLT Bundle

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What Dad doesn’t love a great sandwich? This gift features two amazing Four Brothers items among other items Dad will use to create a Gourmet BLT. This gift includes…

  • Four Brothers Wholesome Harvest Bread
    Soft, delicious and packed with nutritious oats and grains.
  • Four Brothers Bacon
    This flavorful bacon is available in Original, Smokey BBQ, Raspberry Chipotle and Apple Cinnamon.
  • Frying Pan
  • Fresh Greens
  • Fresh Tomato
    Or you could purchase a tomato container from our seasonal aisle.

 

Gourmet Snack Bowl

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It is snack season! Whether it is taking snacks in the boat for fishing or packing snacks in a bag for a hike, Dad’s everywhere seem to enjoy a flavor-filled snack! This gift is filled with all unique and tasty treats. No boring flavors here! This gift includes…

  • Ripples Bacon Cheeseburger Slider chips
    Also available in Onion Blossom, Buffalo Wing and Blue Cheese, Jalapeno Poppers and Chicken Artichoke Flatbread. No dip needed for these savory chips.
  •  Coborn’s Signature Smokehouse Smoked Beef Sticks
    Also available in Wild Rice, Habanero, Cheddar, Teriyaki and more.
  • Coborn’s Signature Smokehouse Smoke Beef Strips
  • Four Brothers Cheezy Garlic Loaf
    I have not heard one person speak an ill word of this bread. Break it apart and throw it in the oven to warm it up or eat it as is, Dad will enjoy it, guaranteed!
  • Krave Sweet Chipotle Beef Jerky
    Also available in Basil Citrus and Black Cherry BBQ.
  • Planters Salted Caramel Peanuts
    Many other Planters Peanut flavors available, such as Classic, Cocoa, Chipotle, Chili Lime and Sea Salt & Vinegar.

 

Gourmet Burger Basket

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This basket will have your Dad’s mouth watering in seconds. Our Gourmet Four Brothers Beef Patties are so great. They are a half-pound each and come in a variety of flavors including Original, Mushroom Swiss, Cheddar Bacon, Cheddar Swiss, Blue Cheese, Jalapeno Pepper, Philly Cheese and Bacon Onion Cheddar. This gift includes…

  • 4-Four Brothers Gourmet Beef Patties
  • Four Telera Buns
    Make sure to get some big buns for these big burgers!
  • Mr Bar.B.Q Stuffed Burger Press
    Find this in the seasonal aisle at Coborn’s
  • Party Pack of Heinz Ketchup, Mustard & Mayonnaise

Some other things you could add to this basket would be, fresh onion, pickles, tomato, or anything else your Dad would enjoy on his burger, even though you really don’t need to add anything to these tasty burgers.

 

Rib Pack

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Our Four Brothers Flame-Seared Ribs are fully cooked and ready to eat. Simply throw them on the grill and heat them up. They are phenomenal! This gift includes…

  • Full-Rack Four Brothers Flame-Seared Ribs
  • Mr. Bar.B.Q Rib Rack
    Find this in the seasonal aisle at Coborn’s

 

Caramel Apple Sundae

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Our Four Brothers Creamy Caramel dip pairs great with a Granny Smith Apple, add a little ice cream… now that is a dessert! This gift includes…

  • Four Brothers Creamy Caramel Dip
  • Fresh Granny Smith Apple
  • Pint Kemps Vanilla Ice Cream

This gift is great the way it is. However, if you want to add a little more, we suggest an apple slicer, ice cream scoop and a new Sundae glass.

 

Grilling Pack

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Last but not least is the grilling pack featuring Four Brothers spices. The best part about this one? You can click here and register to WIN it! Enter up to one time per day, June 14-18, 2015. One random winner will be drawn on Friday, June 19th. If you don’t win, you can still assemble this gift by purchasing these items at Coborn’s. This gift includes…

  • Four Brothers Lemon Pepper Seasoning
  • Four Brothers Porketta Seasoning
  • Four Brothers BBQ Rib Rub
    Find all of these seasoning in the Coborn’s Meat Department
  • Mr. Bar.B.Q Sure Grip Spatula
  • Mr. Bar.B.Q Sure Grip Tongs
  • Mr. Bar.B.Q Grill Brush with Scraper
  • Mr. Bar.B.Q Stuffed Burger Press
  • Mr. Bar.B.Q Bamboo Skewers
    Find these accessories in the Coborn’s seasonal aisle.

There you have it, six Gourmet Father’s Day Gift Ideas for Dad! Dads have everything they need, give him something he can enjoy! And hey, if you are a Dad, don’t forget to share this blog so your kids get the hint!