Parmesan Acorn Squash - Family, Friends & Food with Jayne

Happy Fall Everyone!

It’s officially here and the kids have returned to school.  Now is time for a little “mom” time during the day until they return.   A lot of time, this is where when I had kids at home I got more work done than ever, but the time would fly.  Continue reading “Parmesan Acorn Squash”

Squash: Nutritional Benefits and Butter Squash Mac N Cheese Recipe


One of my favorite parts about fall is the change of the produce that’s in season. In my house growing up, we always could count on squash being served at the table, especially this time of year.  When you come in and shop at your local Coborn’s, you’ll have a variety of squash available. How do you know which one to choose? What do you do with it? Many of you, like myself, have recipes passed down from generations on the classic brown sugar squash that you have at Thanksgiving or maybe you’re one who only thinks of baby food when they hear squash. (oh come on, I know many of you are thinking it!)  If you haven’t tried squash before, or haven’t had it for a while, I challenge you to try my favorite squash recipe- see below. It’s been a hit with both adults and children in my house, plus it’s delicious- the whole family will love it! Continue reading “Squash: Nutritional Benefits and Butter Squash Mac N Cheese Recipe”

Holiday Meal Ideas with Toddlers

recipeChristie - cobornsblog.comHi there! My name is Christie and I work in Real Estate and Legal for Coborn’s. I am also the mother of two adorable, wild, rambunctious and sweet toddler boys.

Feeding toddlers is always an adventure and during the holidays it’s magnified by family gatherings, loads of sweets and piles of presents. This time of year I am always looking for meal ideas that might persuade them to sit down and eat a somewhat healthy dinner or something I can make and bring with to family gatherings that might not have toddler-friendly foods. I don’t know about you, but my toddlers won’t eat au gratin anything. The menu I’m sharing today features The Grinch’s (Spinach) Mini Pizza Muffins and Roasted Butternut Squash Trees. We love a good themed menu at our house and this is a great way to get my boys to eat spinach! Continue reading “Holiday Meal Ideas with Toddlers”

Weekly Ad Recipe – Slow-Cooker Pork Chops

Weekly Ad Recipe - Slow Cooker Pork Chops

It’s the start of a new season and that means it’s time to get out the slow cooker. Here is a perfect recipe on the days you know you won’t have a lot of time after work. It was great! The pork chops were moist and the vegetables were tender with a lot of good flavor. If you don’t care for the flavor of basil you can leave it out. Enjoy… I did!

Coborn’s Inc. Meat and Seafood Merchandiser

Slow-Cooker Pork Chops
Serves: 4
  • 1-1/2 tsp. Seasoned Salt
  • 1 tsp. Garlic-Pepper Blend
  • 2 T. Olive Oil
  • 4 Boneless Pork Chops, ½ inch thick
  • 1 Cup Baby Carrots
  • 4 Small Red Potatoes, cut in half
  • 1 Onion, cut into thin wedges
  • 1 Small Yellow Summer Squash, thinly sliced
  • 2 T. Dried Basil
  1. In small bowl, mix salt and garlic-pepper blend.
  2. Sprinkle half of seasoning mixture over pork.
  3. In 12-inch skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil over medium-heat.
  4. Cook pork chops in oil for about 4 minutes, turning once, until just browned.
  5. Spray 5-quart slow cooker with cooking spray.
  6. Place pork chops in slow cooker; top with carrots, potatoes and onion.
  7. Cover and cook on low heat setting for 6-7 hours.
  8. In medium bowl, mix squash, basil, remaining 1 tablespoon oil and remaining half of seasoning mixture; spoon on top of vegetable mixture in slow cooker.
  9. Increase heat setting to High.
  10. Cover; cook 10 to 15 minutes longer or until squash is crisp-tender.
Suggested Wine Pairing Gnarly Head Pinot Noir


Weekly Ad Recipe – Maple Roasted Pork Chops and Squash

Weekly Ad Recipe - Maple Roasted Pork Chops and Squash

This is one of my favorite pork recipes because it is so easy to make, and the flavor of sage, garlic and maple mixed together with the pork make your tastebuds do a “happy dance”! Let’s not forget the squash either. Yummy! Enjoy….I did!

Coborns Inc. Meat and Seafood Merchandiser

Weekly Ad Recipe - Maple Roasted Pork Chops & Squash
Serves: 4
  • 4 Pork Chops, boneless, ½” thick
  • 1 med. Buttercup Squash, unpeeled, cut into 4 wedges
  • ½ tsp. Seasoned Salt
  • ½ tsp. Sage Leaves, dried
  • ¼ tsp. Garlic Powder
  • ¼ cup Syrup, real or maple-flavored
  • 2 T. Butter or Margarine, melted
  1. Heat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Spray 9x12 inch glass pan with cooking spray.
  3. Place pork chops and squash in pan.
  4. Sprinkle squash and both sides of pork chops with seasoned salt, sage and garlic powder; rub with fingers to distribute evenly.
  5. In small bowl, mix maple syrup and butter.
  6. Brush about half of mixture over pork and squash.
  7. Cover pan with foil.
  8. Bake 40 minutes.
  9. Turn pork chops over.
  10. Brush pork and squash with maple mixture.
  11. Bake uncovered 10 minutes longer until the internal temperature of the pork reaches at least 145 degrees and the squash is tender.
Suggested Wine Pairing 14 Hands Chardonnay