Halloween Party Ideas

 

The Kitchen Witch

Halloween is right around the corner and it’s time to start planning your Halloween menu for those great Halloween parties. With the help of the very best Social Media and Video crew we put together our 2nd Annual Coborn’s Halloween Video. It was completed with a lot of laughs and a lot of makeup. We hope you enjoy watching it as much as we enjoyed creating it! Continue reading “Halloween Party Ideas”

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!

Fiora – Stay Bright

Fiora Brands available at Coborn's

Fiora® tissue and towel products give you exactly what you’re looking for – softness, strength and absorbency – with products that are right for your family, right for your budget, and right for the environment.

WIN a Visa Gift Card!Win a $500 Visa Gift Card in the Fiora #EggspressYourself Contest

This year Fiora is “Staying Bright” by hosting an #EggspressYourself Egg Contest. Brighten up your Easter eggs with #EggspressYourself Egg Tattoos from Fiora. Register for your FREE tattoos at facebook.com/FioraBrand or pick some up at your local Coborn’s with purchase of any Fiora product. Create amazing eggs and submit a photo of your creations for a chance to WIN!

Grand Prize
$500 Visa Gift Card and Fiora Products

First Prize
$350 Visa Gift Card and Fiora Products

Second Prize
$250 Visa Gift Card and Fiora Products

Third Prize
$100 Visa Gift Card and Fiora Products

Honorable Mention (5 Winners)
$50 Visa Gift Card and Fiora Gift Bag

Fiora Paper Towels offer you more roll after roll.

Fiora Paper Towels offer you more! www.cobornsblog.comWith rolls that have thicker, stronger sheets. Unique, more absorbant 3-ply sheets. Fiora Paper Towels are sized right for the job – and for less waste. From mini-emergencies to big spills, Fiora towels are perfect for everyday clean ups.

About Fiora

The Fiora brand was born from a vision to redefine the way tissue products are made. Our team is on a mission to challenge the status quo and give US consumers more choices. We understand that as the economy is changing, so are consumer priorities. That’s why we are constantly observing our world and marketplace, working to find solutions that are right for our customers and consumers.

Fiora Gives Back

At Fiora, we believe that we are all empowered to make a difference, no matter how large or small, in order to make this world a better place. That’s why we’re committed to Giving Back to our neighbors in the communities in which we serve and exploring new, inventive ways to get the most out of life. And when times get tough, we recognize that we will always get tougher by aspiring to a brighter future and finding the happy in whatever circumstance we are in.

We’re looking forward, instead of back, and drawing inspiration in everything we do. So, like us on Facebook to see how we make life brighter with our products and the actions we take, along with ways that you can get involved in your community.

Stay Bright.

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Oasis Brands

Share a Coke & WIN this Summer!

Share a Coke and WIN this Summer with Coborn's & Viking Coke! www.cobornsblog.comThere’s a fun campaign that’s happening this summer and I’m amazed at how many memories it has triggered from my youth! “Share a Coke” is all about reviving that tried-and-true fun of enjoying a Coke with friends.

Find your name!

There are two parts to this campaign that really grabbed my attention. First, Coke is swapping out the logos on its 20-oz. bottles for the 250 most popular first names among American teens and Millennials. What a surprise to see my name made the top 250! If your name isn’t on the list, you can go to shareacoke.com and create a virtual personal pop. Plus, there are a number of fun and neutral bottles to choose from, such as Family, Buddy, Wingman, and so on.

Share A Coke U.S.A.

The second part of the promotion to catch my eye is the social media interaction. By using the #ShareaCoke hashtag, Coke drinkers can share their stories and photos for the chance to be featured on interactive Coke billboards across the country.

Win with Coborn’s & Viking Coke!

To come back to what this means here locally, we invite Coborn’s customers can take a selfie holding a coke. Simply snap the picture, upload the photo onto Facebook or Instagram, and tag Viking Coca-Cola Bottling Company and Coborn’s. Every photo that’s uploaded will be entered into drawings for over $500 in prizes. There will also be a photo area at Lake George for the July 9, 16 and 23 Summertime by George! events with the same concept. Bonus: when you stop by the Summertime by George! booth, you also will receive a BOGO coupon.

In this modern day land of selfies, who can resist taking a picture of a personalized coke! Good luck and don’t forget to Share a Coke this summer!

Rebecca
Coborn’s Communications Manager

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Jayne's Garden Party – Including 4 delicious recipes!

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Jayne

Are you as sick of the rain as much as I am?  I thought I would never say that after the drought we had a few years ago, but enough is enough. Summer is the time I look forward to celebrating outdoors. I love working in my flower garden but between the rain and those nasty mosquitoes I haven’t had the chance to enjoy them as much as I normally would. So I thought the next best thing I could do is throw a garden party with some of my friends on the back patio and show off some of those beautiful flowers. So I sat down one morning and planned out my menu.

Bloody Mary Shrimp Cocktail Salad

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I wanted to start off with a salad that would WOW my friends and I had gotten this recipe from my mom a few years back and fell in love with it. Number one reason why?? Anyone that loves Bloody Marys will love this recipe. It has no alcohol in it but it has all the flavors of a great Bloody Mary and the taste of fresh Grape Tomatoes makes this recipe outstanding.

5.0 from 1 reviews
Bloody Mary Shrimp Cocktail Salad
Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 2 Cups Red and/or Yellow Grape Tomatoes, halved
  • ½ Cup Celery, diagonally sliced
  • ¼ Cup Scallion, thinly sliced
  • ½ tsp. Celery Salt
  • 1 Lemon
  • ¼ Cup Chili Sauce
  • 2 tsp. Prepared Horseradish, drained
  • ⅛ tsp. Pepper
  • ½ Lb. Cooked Shrimp, peeled and deveined
Instructions
  1. In large bowl, toss tomatoes with celery, scallion and celery salt; let stand for 10 minutes, stirring once.
  2. In separate bowl, grate 1 tsp. zest of lemon and squeeze 1-T. juice from lemon; stir in chili sauce, horseradish and pepper, then stir into tomato mixture.
  3. Refrigerate 30 minutes.
  4. Divide tomato mixture among 4 glasses or dishes and top with shrimp.
  5. If desired, garnish with lemon and celery leaves.

Pink Lemonade Cocktail

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Next I wanted something to drink that would scream “refreshing” for a hot summer day and I found the solution. This recipe is perfect for your next garden party, hot summer night or a picnic by the lake.

5.0 from 1 reviews
Pink Lemonade Cocktail
Serves: 8
 
Ingredients
  • 12 Oz. Container Frozen Pink Lemonade Concentrate
  • 2½ Cups Cold Water
  • 1½ Cups Lemon-Citrus Rum
  • ¼ Cup Triple Sec
  • 2 Cups Ice Cubes
  • 4 Lemon Slices
  • 12 Oz. Can Lemon Lime Soft Drink (Sprite)
Instructions
  1. In a 2-quart pitcher, stir together frozen pink lemonade concentrate, water, rum and triple sec until blended.
  2. Add ice cubes and lemon slices.
  3. Top with lemon-lime soft drink; stir lightly.
  4. Serve immediately in ice-filled glasses.
  5. If desired, garnish with lemon slices.
Notes
This drink can be made without alcohol just by making the lemonade like it says on the package and just adding some lemon-lime soda to it.

 

Italian Roast Beef & Turkey Sandwich

Italian Roast Beef & Turkey Sandwich Receipe and other great recipes for your next Garden Party - www.cobornsblog.comNow for the main entrée and I wanted something simple so I decided to serve this sandwich.  I think this was not only a hit for the party but it was also a hit in the kitchen for me because it was so easy and quick to make.

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Italian Roast Beef & Turkey Sandwich
Serves: 12
 
Ingredients
  • ½ Cup Mayonnaise
  • ¼ Cup Chipotle Flavored Mayonnaise
  • ¼ Cup Fresh Cilantro, chopped
  • 1 Loaf Crusty Italian Bread, halved lengthwise
  • 6 Leaves Romaine Lettuce, torn
  • 4 Oz. Deli-Sliced Roast Beef
  • 4 Oz. Deli-Sliced Turkey Breast
  • 3-4 Slices Deli-Sliced Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 Tomato, sliced
  • ¼ Cup Sliced Banana Peppers, drained (optional)
  • Large Pimento-Stuffed Spanish olives
Instructions
  1. In small bowl, mix mayonnaise, Chipotle flavored mayonnaise and chopped cilantro.
  2. Spread mixture over cut sides of bread.
  3. Arrange half of lettuce on bottom half of bread.
  4. Top with roast beef, turkey, cheese, tomatoes, banana peppers and remaining lettuce.
  5. Cover with bread top.
  6. If desired, before serving garnish with olives threaded onto toothpicks

 

Strawberry Salsa

Strawberry Salsa Receipe and other great recipes for your next Garden Party - www.cobornsblog.comNow it’s time for dessert and I was looking for something light and since we are in the heart of berry season I thought I would come up with something where I could use those fresh wonderful strawberries that make my mouth water every time I see them in the grocery store. Well sure enough I found the perfect recipe.  Wait until you try this recipe with the chocolate covered graham crackers. Ooooo la la! They were fantastic.

5.0 from 1 reviews
Strawberry Salsa
Serves: 12
 
Ingredients
  • 2 Cups Strawberries hulled and chopped
  • 1 Cup Fresh Pineapple, peeled, cored, chopped
  • 1 T. Fresh Mint, chopped
  • ¾ tsp. Grated Lemon Zest
  • ½ tsp. Sugar
Instructions
  1. Combine strawberries, pineapple, mint, lemon zest and sugar and mix together.
  2. If desired you can garnish with fresh mint leaves.
  3. Serve with ginger snap cookies or chocolate covered graham cracker cookies.

Now for putting the finishing touches together by creating a table setting that your friends will love.  You don’t have to spend a ton of money on decorations for your party just look around your home and it’s amazing what you can find for ideas. Here are a few that I want to share with you.

  • Bring out pillows to create a relaxed atmosphere on your chairs.
  • Hang pretty paper lanterns in the trees or from the porch railing.
  • Make sure to add candles or fill small lanterns with tea lights surrounded by petals.
  • Mix and match linens and dishes, in pale, pretty colors. Try white and pink together or baby blue and peach or yellow.
  • Top your table with a vase of cut blooms, herbs or greenery.  Have an extra watering can and fill them with flowers and put near your entryway of the patio.
  • I also added a little country touch to my garden party and since I do canning towards the fall I had empty jars to serve the lemonade in. I just love the look of the old fashioned striped paper straws and believe it or not I found them at our local craft store under $2.00. They just add that extra special touch.

Now I had pretty much everything planned except the weather and as we all know that is the one thing you can’t do in the great state of Minnesota. Well wouldn’t you know a half hour before my garden party was to start it rained and I was defiantly not a happy camper.  Fortunately I did not have my table set so I was ok. Within 10 minutes the sun was out and everything turned out perfect. My neighbor Donna, my son’s girlfriend MacKenzie and Holly my co-worker and fellow blogger joined me for a perfect afternoon luncheon. Hopefully this gives you some simple easy ideas for you to create your own garden party or any fun occasion.  Enjoy…we did!

Garden Party Giveaway!

WIN ME! Pin, Share and/or Tweet this blog for your chance at winning this Begerage Dispenser! One Winner chosen on July 31, 2014. #JaynesGardenPartyWell it’s been a while since I have given something away on my blog so I believe it is time again!
I’m giving away this 2-Tier Stackable Ice Cube Glass Beverage Dispenser! It will be PERFECT for your next Garden Party!

This Giveaway has now ended. Thank you to everyone who participated and congratulations to Eva H. who shops at our Albertville Coborn’s, she WON the beverage dispenser.

 

 

– Jayne
Coborn’s Meat and Seafood Merchandier

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