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A Thanksgiving to Remember

By Dena Zigun November 15, 2017

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From timeless classics to fresh new takes on turkey and all the fixings, here is our guide to Thanksgiving recipes that will keep your family and friends coming back for seconds.

 Your Holiday Bird

For a traditional holiday centerpiece, try our recipe for Honey-Glazed Roasted Turkey with Lemon-Sage Gravy. Roast a whole turkey, stuffed with sage, celery, onion and lemon and glazed with a sweet honey-lemon blend. Reduce the drippings for an earthy lemon-sage gravy.

Or give your holiday meal a contemporary twist with Turkey Breast with Balsamic-Cranberry Sauce. With boneless, skinless turkey breasts, spend less time waiting for the turkey to cook and enjoy moist meat with unexpected flavors with this tasty turkey recipe served with an updated cranberry sauce with fresh rosemary and balsamic vinegar.

Or stuff your turkey breast with a flavorful blend of baby spinach, bratwurst sausage, fresh chives, thyme, panko bread crumbs and grated Romano cheese in our recipe for Spinach-Stuffed Turkey Breast.


Standout Sides

For many of us, the side dishes are the star of the Thanksgiving show.

Roast butternut squash with green beans and mushrooms, and serve with a red wine vinaigrette flavored with fresh basil and chopped shallots in Roasted Butternut Squash, Green Beans & Mushrooms with Basil-Shallot Vinaigrette.

Complement your whole turkey with a baked Roasted Chestnut, Mushroom & Fennel Stuffing that highlights firm, rich cremini mushrooms and the sweet anise flavor of fennel.

Or try a take on stuffing with rye bread, butternut squash, wild rice, and pecans in our recipe for Wild Rice & Butternut Squash Stuffing.

Use shrimp to add variety to your holiday side dishes with this simple, delicious, and out-of-the-ordinary recipe for Slow Cooker Shrimp, Asparagus & Mushroom Farro Risotto.

Or turn rhubarb – the classic, seasonal pie ingredient – into the star of a savory Rhubarb Wild Rice Pilaf with a touch of honey and crunchy sliced almonds on top.


A Sweet Finale

End the evening with an impressive Pumpkin Pot de Crème in individual ramekins served with compote made with fresh, local cranberries and spiced whipped cream on top.

Or keep it simple with Pumpkin Pie Roll-Ups made with crescent dinner rolls from the dairy section and a few fundamental baking ingredients, including as pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon and sugar.

Feature Granny Smith apples in individual Salted Caramel Apple Hand Pies, and serve with vanilla bean ice cream.

Make a centerpiece dessert with rustic creations that capitalize on local apples and cranberries, and the warm, comforting flavors of ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla in this Apple Cobbler with Salted Caramel Drizzle.

Or give a classic pumpkin pie a twofold update with gluten-free crust and crystallized ginger in this Gluten-Free Gingered Pumpkin Pie.

Happy Cooking from all of us at Roche Bros!






Healthy and Easy Snack Ideas

By Dena Zigun November 02, 2017

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Make it fun to eat healthy by disguising antioxidant-rich apples as decadent “cookies” with nut or seed butter, granola, and dark chocolate chips!

Have the kids help out to make a healthy twist on sushi with mini cucumbers, carrots, and hummus.

Experiment with other playful combinations in your own kitchen – see the Fall 2017 issue of Tidbits for 5 more easy snack ideas!