Cinnamon Bun Popcorn

Posted on November 13th, 2013 by Leah Damron

If the current cold snap has you in the mood to immerse yourself in a cinnamon and white chocolate-covered baking project, then I’ve got the perfect little number for you today. I would love to speak in depth about it, but I was taught not to talk with my mouth full. So I’ll just say (in between bites, of course) that this popcorn is a hit wherever it goes (slumber parties, bake sales, or your family room), it makes a perfect hostess gift, and it would be a terrific addition to any Thanksgiving dessert buffet.

Blogs, Featured, Fresh, Frugal, Fabulous | November 13th, 2013

Summer Corn Chowder

Posted on July 16th, 2013 by Leah Damron

I know you’re thinking I’m completely out of my tree to be sharing soup here today. I don’t blame you (what loon craves soup when it’s 86 degrees?) — but for some reason this chowder spoke to me, as recipes often do. It said “make me for dinner, you won’t be sorry”. So I did, and I’m not. And you won’t be sorry when you make it either.

The corn right now is pennies an ear but best of all, it’s sweet and delicious. I served this last night with whole wheat baguette and slices of watermelon on the side. Even for a hot soup, it was the perfect summer meal. I hope you like it too. : )

Featured, Fresh, Frugal, Fabulous | July 16th, 2013

Grilled Shrimp with Jalapeno – Garlic Vinaigrette

Posted on July 3rd, 2013 by Leah Damron

If summer’s heat ever comes back in full force, this is what you should make to celebrate its return. I made these for dinner at the lake this past weekend when it was pouring and we were bundled up in jeans and sweatshirts and what I really felt like making was meatloaf and mashed potatoes — but I had all of these ingredients on hand and decided to forge ahead with a summer menu anyway. It’s summer, darn it! Let’s eat some summer food.

Blogs, Featured, Fresh, Frugal, Fabulous | July 3rd, 2013

Arugula Pesto & Enjoy Sendik's All Week

Posted on June 19th, 2013 by Leah Damron

So, my latest food hang up is pesto.  All different sorts.  Last week it was this roasted red bell pepper version; today I’ve done one with arugula and walnuts.  I’m not sure how the whole pesto idea got stuck in my head to begin with. I’ll lay blame on a favorite sandwich that I always order when catching lunch Read more

Blogs, Fresh, Frugal, Fabulous | June 19th, 2013

Since I’m all about learning new tricks and facing down fears in the kitchen, I taught myself how to roast bell peppers over an open flame this morning. Up until now, I’ve been a purchased-jarred-peppers-kinda-girl when I’ve needed them for a recipe, mainly due to the fact that roasted capsicums resemble pepper-shaped lumps of Kingsford briquettes, and I guess I was intimidated by the idea of charring anything that badly in my own home. Well, I’m here to tell you that it wasn’t at all difficult to do and although it makes a little bit of a mess, I had a great time and the results are delicious. I watched this video and got perfect results. Give it a try, don’t be afraid. It’s fun! : )

Blogs, Featured, Fresh, Frugal, Fabulous | June 11th, 2013

Lightened Up Vanilla Bean Ice Cream with Fresh Strawberry Sauce

Posted on June 4th, 2013 by Leah Damron

In honor of June being Dairy Month, I decided to kick things off with summer’s first batch of ice cream from scratch. I sacrificed a waffle maker in the process. While I was standing on a chair above my pantry this morning, I moved our behemoth bread machine to the side and inadvertently knocked my thousand year old waffle maker to its (timely?) death on the kitchen floor. It was quite a scene, let me tell you. All in the name of homemade vanilla bean. Oh well … what’s that phrase? If you wanna make an omelet, you gotta break a few waffle makers.

Blogs, Featured, Fresh, Frugal, Fabulous | June 4th, 2013

Iceberg Wedge Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing

Posted on May 22nd, 2013 by Leah Damron

I’m here to cheer for a bit of a salad bar underdog today. While it’s not glamorous or trendy and its nutritional content has come into question, there’s a time and place for iceberg lettuce in every cook’s repertoire, and I have the perfect salad recipe for you today. Fellow food snobs, drop your guard along with me — serve this pretty wedge as a pre-cursor to a decadent lobster dinner this weekend. Grill guys and girls, this salad would be equally excellent and absolutely appropriate alongside a gooey burger or thick, juicy steak at your Memorial Day cookout.

Blogs, Featured, Fresh, Frugal, Fabulous | May 22nd, 2013

Spicy Quinoa, Cucumber & Tomato Salad

Posted on April 2nd, 2013 by Leah Damron

As we were going through our usual warm up at boot camp a few weeks ago, the conversation turned to (what else?) — food. Healthy food, naturally. I took the opportunity to throw myself aggressively into the warm up and keep my big mouth shut, as I don’t typically have anything constructive to contribute to these conversations. They tend to revolve around avoiding the very consumables that I happen to enjoy. I was concentrating on my form and was in my own little world of perfect side lunges when someone said, “Let’s ask the food blogger! Leah, do you happen to know a good recipe for homemade quinoa tortillas?” (A good recipe, like I have more than one up my sleeve). Well. I nearly laughed out loud and thought, I am being punked right here in the middle of Monday morning boot camp. I resisted a snappy reply, and instead, put on my saddest face and said only “sorry, I sure don’t.”

Blogs, Featured, Fresh, Frugal, Fabulous | April 2nd, 2013

Leek & Potato Soup with Creme Fraiche and Thyme

Posted on March 12th, 2013 by Leah Damron

Last Friday night we played mixed doubles paddle with friends and had an Irish-themed spread together afterward. Cocktails with an Irish spin were also flowing, and as a consequence, my game deteriorated early on in the evening. It was a sad state of affairs, since I’ve never had much of a game to begin with. Luckily for me, the Husband didn’t seem to mind covering most of the court (because clearly his Black & Tan wasn’t as large as mine was, ahem).

Blogs, Featured, Fresh, Frugal, Fabulous | March 12th, 2013

Three Bean Vegetarian Chili

Posted on February 27th, 2013 by Leah Damron

So according to TMJ4 Meteorologist Scott Steele, winter is not quite ready to relinquish its hold on us just yet. More snow is coming our way this afternoon and overnight, which means a little more shoveling, bundling, slippery roads and, when it comes to dinner time, more cozy comfort food.

Featured, Fresh, Frugal, Fabulous | February 27th, 2013
  • Size

    LB

    Identifier

    00000000040112

    SKU/UPC

    0000000004011
  • Size

    LB

    Description

    The U.S. Dept of Agriculture has recommended the use of an accurate meat thermometer when cooking ground beef or ground beef patties. An internal temperature of 160 degrees is considered safe for consumption. | | Product of USA

    Identifier

    00217903000000

    SKU/UPC

    0021790300000
  • Size

    6 oz

    Description

    Driscoll's® Raspberries. Only the finest Berries™. NET/ POIDS NET 6 OZ/170g. www.driscolls.com. HarvestMark.

    Identifier

    00715756100019

    SKU/UPC

    0071575610001

    Manufacturer

    Driscoll Strawberry Associates, Inc.

    Brand

    Driscoll's
  • Size

    ea

    Identifier

    00000000040488

    SKU/UPC

    0000000004048
  • Size

    ea

    Identifier

    00000000040532

    SKU/UPC

    0000000004053
  • Size

    LB

    Description

    Product of USA

    Identifier

    00215911000005

    SKU/UPC

    0021591100000
  • Size

    LB

    Identifier

    00000000047296

    SKU/UPC

    0000000004729
  • Size

    1 pk

    Description

    Driscoll’s has been committed to growing strawberries for over 100 years. Each berry is hand-picked and must meet our quality standards for sweetness, size and color. Our strawberries are loaded with vitamin C, folate, fiber, potassium and antioxidants. Growing premium strawberries requires care, commitment and dedication. Driscoll’s ensures year-round availability by growing strawberries in Central and Southern California, Florida, Central Mexico and Baja. Long-stem strawberries are also offered at certain times of the year.

    Identifier

    00715756200023

    SKU/UPC

    0071575620002

    Manufacturer

    Produce

    Brand

    Produce
  • Size

    ea

    Identifier

    00000000040624

    SKU/UPC

    0000000004062
  • Size

    ea

    Description

    Donut Varieties: Glazed Apple Fritters Bismarks: Bavarian Filled, Unfilled, Raspberry Filled, Buttercream Cake Donuts: Chocolate Frosted, Vanilla Frosted, Plain, Powdered Sugar Chocolate Cake Donuts with Chocolate Chocolate Raised Ring Donuts Crullers: Glazed, Vanilla, Chocolate French Donuts: Vanilla, Chocolate, Glazed Unfilled Long Johns: Chocolate, Vanilla, Marble Filled Long Johns: Chocolate Old Fashioned Sour Cream Cake Donut: Glazed Persian Donuts: Caramel, Cream Cheese, Peanut Raised Ring Donuts: Chocolate, Glazed, Oreo, Sugar, Vanilla Twist Donuts: Glazed

    Identifier

    00220108000003

    SKU/UPC

    0022010800000
  • Size

    LB

    Identifier

    00000000041669

    SKU/UPC

    0000000004166
  • Size

    LB

    Identifier

    00000000040600

    SKU/UPC

    0000000004060
  • Size

    ea

    Identifier

    00000000006019

    SKU/UPC

    0000000000601
  • Size

    LB

    Identifier

    00000000031837

    SKU/UPC

    0000000003183
  • Size

    ea

    Identifier

    00000000040686

    SKU/UPC

    0000000004068
  • Size

    LB

    Identifier

    00000000046350

    SKU/UPC

    0000000004635
  • Size

    ea

    Identifier

    00000000040303

    SKU/UPC

    0000000004030
  • Size

    LB

    Identifier

    00000000040792

    SKU/UPC

    0000000004079
  • Size

    6 oz

    Description

    Only the finest berries. Follow us to the farm. www.driscolls.com. Product of Mexico.

    Identifier

    00715756100200

    SKU/UPC

    0071575610020

    Manufacturer

    Produce

    Brand

    Produce
  • Size

    LB

    Identifier

    00000000048187

    SKU/UPC

    0000000004818
  • Size

    pint

    Description

    Fieldandfarmproduce.com. Product of Mexico.

    Identifier

    00033383655857

    SKU/UPC

    0003338365585

    Manufacturer

    USDA Produce

    Brand

    USDA Produce
  • Size

    LB

    Identifier

    00000000040235

    SKU/UPC

    0000000004023
  • Size

    LB

    Identifier

    00000000040808

    SKU/UPC

    0000000004080
  • Size

    LB

    Identifier

    00000000046404

    SKU/UPC

    0000000004640
  • Size

    ea

    Identifier

    00000000045773

    SKU/UPC

    0000000004577
  • Size

    ea

    Identifier

    00000000040129

    SKU/UPC

    0000000004012
  • Size

    8 oz

    Identifier

    00025586904108

    SKU/UPC

    0002558690410
  • Size

    LB

    Identifier

    00000000040693

    SKU/UPC

    0000000004069
  • Size

    LB

    Description

    Product of USA

    Identifier

    00215845000003

    SKU/UPC

    0021584500000
  • Size

    dozen

    Identifier

    00025586911250

    SKU/UPC

    0002558691125
  • Size

    gal

    Identifier

    00025586910086

    SKU/UPC

    0002558691008
  • Size

    ea

    Identifier

    00000000040617

    SKU/UPC

    0000000004061
  • Size

    ea

    Description

    Hot House/Long Seedless/Telegraph/Continental

    Identifier

    00000000045933

    SKU/UPC

    0000000004593
  • Size

    gal

    Identifier

    00025586910062

    SKU/UPC

    0002558691006
  • Size

    LB

    Description

    Product of China

    Identifier

    00230370000007

    SKU/UPC

    0023037000000
  • Size

    LB

    Description

    Truss

    Identifier

    00000000046640

    SKU/UPC

    0000000004664
  • Size

    LB

    Identifier

    00200110000000

    SKU/UPC

    0020011000000
  • Size

    16 oz

    Identifier

    00025586911014

    SKU/UPC

    0002558691101
  • Size

    ea

    Identifier

    00000000048897

    SKU/UPC

    0000000004889
  • Size

    1 pk

    Description

    Baby Carrots

    Identifier

    00033383666020

    SKU/UPC

    0003338366602

    Manufacturer

    BOLTHOUSE FARMS

    Brand

    GREEN GIANT FRESH
  • Size

    gal

    Identifier

    00025586910079

    SKU/UPC

    0002558691007
  • Size

    dozen

    Description

    Grade A. Quality Guarantee: If you are not 100% satisfied, return our product for a full refund. 1-888-423-0139. Visit www.shurfineinspires.com for our unique, inspired recipes. Product of USA.

    Identifier

    00011161462415

    SKU/UPC

    0001116146241

    Manufacturer

    Topco

    Brand

    Shurfine
  • Size

    LB

    Description

    Cooking Instructions: Rub with Sendik's Olive Oil, season and grill or oven roast. Best if served medium rare at 140 degrees. Product of USA

    Identifier

    00211981000006

    SKU/UPC

    0021198100000
  • Size

    LB

    Identifier

    00200908000007

    SKU/UPC

    0020090800000
  • Size

    1 lb

    Description

    Driscoll’s has been committed to growing strawberries for over 100 years. Each berry is hand-picked and must meet our quality standards for sweetness, size and color. Our strawberries are loaded with vitamin C, folate, fiber, potassium and antioxidants. Growing premium strawberries requires care, commitment and dedication. Driscoll’s ensures year-round availability by growing strawberries in Central and Southern California, Florida, Central Mexico and Baja. Long-stem strawberries are also offered at certain times of the year.

    Identifier

    00769197404021

    SKU/UPC

    0076919740402
  • Size

    8 oz

    Identifier

    00025586904092

    SKU/UPC

    0002558690409
  • Size

    4 lb

    Identifier

    00025586901466

    SKU/UPC

    0002558690146
  • Size

    LB

    Identifier

    00000000047999

    SKU/UPC

    0000000004799
  • Size

    12 oz

    Description

    Cut and fried by hand in Milwaukee using 100% whole corn. Sendik's All Natural, Gluten Free Tortilla Chips are the perfect companion to Sendik's Homemade Pico De Gallo and Guacamole.

    Identifier

    00025586904511

    SKU/UPC

    0002558690451
  • Size

    LB

    Identifier

    00000000040655

    SKU/UPC

    0000000004065
  • Size

    LB

    Description

    Product of USA

    Identifier

    00212900000008

    SKU/UPC

    0021290000000
  • Size

    8 oz

    Identifier

    00025586904160

    SKU/UPC

    0002558690416
  • Size

    LB

    Identifier

    00000000047500

    SKU/UPC

    0000000004750
  • Size

    ea

    Identifier

    00000000031103

    SKU/UPC

    0000000003110
  • Size

    LB

    Description

    Product of USA

    Identifier

    00211906000005

    SKU/UPC

    0021190600000
  • Size

    LB

    Identifier

    00000000032834

    SKU/UPC

    0000000003283
  • Size

    LB

    Identifier

    00000000046886

    SKU/UPC

    0000000004688
  • Size

    1/2 gal

    Identifier

    00041483021779

    SKU/UPC

    0004148302177
  • Size

    ea

    Identifier

    00000000040501

    SKU/UPC

    0000000004050
  • Size

    LB

    Identifier

    00000000040877

    SKU/UPC

    0000000004087
  • Size

    64oz.

    Description

    WARNING - Sendik's Orange Juice is 100 % Pure and has never been pasteurized. Because it has not been pasteurized, The State of Wisconsin requires us to let you know that it may contain harmful bacteria that can cause serious illness in children, theelderly, and persons with weakened immune systems.

    Identifier

    00200804000002

    SKU/UPC

    0020080400000
  • Size

    1/2 gal

    Identifier

    00041483021786

    SKU/UPC

    0004148302178
  • Size

    LB

    Description

    Product of USA

    Identifier

    00211980000007

    SKU/UPC

    0021198000000
  • Size

    6 oz

    Identifier

    00715756300129

    SKU/UPC

    0071575630012
  • Size

    LB

    Description

    Product of USA

    Identifier

    00212244000009

    SKU/UPC

    0021224400000
  • Size

    LB

    Description

    Product of USA

    Identifier

    00215844000004

    SKU/UPC

    0021584400000
  • Size

    LB

    Identifier

    00200100000003

    SKU/UPC

    0020010000000
  • Size

    LB

    Identifier

    00000000047272

    SKU/UPC

    0000000004727
  • Size

    LB

    Identifier

    00200909000006

    SKU/UPC

    0020090900000
  • Size

    16 oz

    Identifier

    00025586911021

    SKU/UPC

    0002558691102
  • Size

    LB

    Identifier

    00000000047593

    SKU/UPC

    0000000004759
  • Size

    ea

    Description

    NET WEIGHT 1 OZ

    Identifier

    00200900000005

    SKU/UPC

    0020090000000
  • Size

    pack

    Description

    Contains: Wheat, Soy. Net Weight 12 OZ

    Identifier

    00225100000006

    SKU/UPC

    0022510000000
  • Size

    LB

    Identifier

    00270345000007

    SKU/UPC

    0027034500000
  • Size

    8 oz

    Description

    5 simple ingredients. No preservatives. 100 calories per 1 oz. See nutrition information for fat and saturated fat content. Since 1872. how2recycle.info. Philadelphia cream cheese always starts with fresh milk and real cream, and is made with 5 simple ingredients, nothing extra. The result is the fresh tasting, creamy texture you love. That's how Philadelphia sets the standard. See inside for recipes or visit creamcheese.com.

    Identifier

    00021000612239

    SKU/UPC

    0002100061223

    Manufacturer

    Kraft Foods

    Brand

    Philadelphia
  • Size

    LB

    Description

    Product of USA

    Identifier

    00211960000003

    SKU/UPC

    0021196000000
  • Size

    16 oz

    Identifier

    00200906000009

    SKU/UPC

    0020090600000
  • Size

    gal

    Identifier

    00025586910130

    SKU/UPC

    0002558691013
  • Size

    ea

    Identifier

    00000000031073

    SKU/UPC

    0000000003107
  • Size

    gal

    Identifier

    00025586910147

    SKU/UPC

    0002558691014
  • Size

    LB

    Description

    Perlette Seedless/Thompson Seedless

    Identifier

    00000000040228

    SKU/UPC

    0000000004022
  • Size

    LB

    Description

    Product of USA.

    Identifier

    00212863000008

    SKU/UPC

    0021286300000
  • Size

    LB

    Identifier

    00000000041287

    SKU/UPC

    0000000004128
  • Size

    ea

    Description

    Contains: Wheat, Soy. Net Weight 15 OZ

    Identifier

    00221210000004

    SKU/UPC

    0022121000000
  • Size

    LB

    Description

    Carefully crafted from a family recipe, seasoned with savory spices from around the world and slow roasted to perfection, our Ovengold Turkey Breast is like no other.

    Identifier

    00271125000002

    SKU/UPC

    0027112500000
  • Size

    1 lb

    Description

    Xochitl® Corn Chips Mexican Style. Thin & crisp. Sea salt. 0g trans fat. Gluten free. Non- GMO- Project- Verified. nongmoproject.org. Certified GF, gluten free. Naturally cholesterol free. No preservatives. Unique white corn chips. NET WT 16 OZ (1 lb). At Xochitl, our mission has always been to provide the best and unique products made with authentic ancient recipes. We invite you to try our totopos with any of our salsas. All have been carefully recreated from Aztec and Mayan recipes. You will be transported by the old world of flavors. "Xochitl", means flower in Nahuatl, the language of the Aztecs. Taste and enjoy the tradition of the Aztecs. Xochitl brings to you the finest products with the most unique home-made flavors that can be found in the exotic places of the old continents. The Aztecs used to grind kernels of corn with big rocks in a form of a wheel and added water and lime to create a dough called Nixtamal, this dough was used to make tortillas. Today, hundreds of years later, Xochitl uses the same unique process to make the authentic corn totopos (chips) that you are about to taste. Xochitl totopos are oven-baked and quick fried to perfection creating deliciously thin and crispy chips. We care for our customers and their families, that is the reason we use the highest quality ingredients and non-hydrogenated oils. Try these totopos with any of our salsas and discover some of the mysteries of ancient cooking. We only use the best corn and non-hydrogenated oils for its flavor and characteristics. Please see ingredients. Naturally cholesterol free. No preservatives. 0g trans fat. Gluten free. For suggestions or comments. Please Call 214-800-3551. Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm CST. Visit us at www.salsaxochitl.com.

    Identifier

    00854137000217

    SKU/UPC

    0085413700021

    Manufacturer

    Xochitl, Inc.

    Brand

    Xochitl
  • Size

    1/2 gal

    Identifier

    00041483022233

    SKU/UPC

    0004148302223
  • Size

    LB

    Identifier

    00000000045629

    SKU/UPC

    0000000004562
  • Size

    3 lb

    Identifier

    00845857020036

    SKU/UPC

    0084585702003
  • Size

    18 ct

    Identifier

    00011161464082

    SKU/UPC

    0001116146408

    Manufacturer

    SHURFINE INTERNATIONAL INC

    Brand

    SHURFRESH
  • Size

    LB

    Description

    Product of USA | | Disclaimer: It is recommended from the USDA that all meat be cooked to an internal temperature of 165 degrees.

    Identifier

    00217603000003

    SKU/UPC

    0021760300000
  • Size

    LB

    Description

    Product of USA

    Identifier

    00215847000001

    SKU/UPC

    0021584700000
  • Size

    6 oz

    Description

    Sunbelle® Blackberries. Net Wt 170 g 6 oz. www.sunbelleberries.com.

    Identifier

    00761635202602

    SKU/UPC

    0076163520260

    Manufacturer

    Sun Belle Mexico S.A. de C.V.

    Brand

    Sunbelle
  • Size

    1 gal

    Identifier

    00621189188060

    SKU/UPC

    0062118918806
  • Size

    gal

    Identifier

    00041483021984

    SKU/UPC

    0004148302198
  • Size

    8 oz

    Identifier

    00025586904177

    SKU/UPC

    0002558690417
  • Size

    qt

    Identifier

    00041483037541

    SKU/UPC

    0004148303754
  • Size

    pack

    Identifier

    00225104000002

    SKU/UPC

    0022510400000
  • Size

    LB

    Description

    Product of USA.

    Identifier

    00212808000001

    SKU/UPC

    0021280800000
  • Size

    3 lb

    Description

    Fresh From The Start™ Premium Yellow Onions. U.S. #1. Health benefits. Fat free. Low in sodium. Great source of Vitamin C. Excellent dietary fiber. Lowers cholesterol. High in phytochemicals. Great source of quercetin. Protects against cataract, cancer, and cardiovascular disease. Salsa, soups, sandwiches, orings. www.freshfromthestart.com.

    Identifier

    00033383600024

    SKU/UPC

    0003338360002

    Manufacturer

    Fresh from the Start

    Brand

    Fresh from the Start