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Sweet and Special Ways to Say ‘Be Mine’

By Dena Zigun February 06, 2020

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Say it with flowers: From traditional red roses to a cyclamen with heart-shaped leaves to bunches of tulips in cheerful colors, our floral department is stocked with ways to show your love. Find all sorts of gifts for everyone you care about, including Valentine’s Day balloons and TY Beanie Babies, too.

Impress your love by serving a romantic dinner without lifting a finger: Our chefs are behind the stove preparing everything you need to serve a romantic dinner for two. With specialties such as Bourbon Grilled Steak Tips and Seafood Stuffed Lobster Tails and side dishes, including roasted Brussels sprouts and individual potato gratin towers, all you have to do is heat and serve … and spend more time with your company!

Show off in your kitchen with Surf and Turf: Pair fresh seafood – such as Alaskan jumbo king crab legs or pan-seared scallops with a roasted or grilled Certified Angus Beef Tenderloin for a mouthwatering combination that is sure to be savored.

Share sweets with your sweetheart: Our Bakery is offering desserts from the heart … from heart-shaped all-butter shortbreads with pink sugar to a chocolate heart truffle cake to share. Find individual heart-shaped tarts with fresh raspberries and heart-shaped tarts with a bright blend of fresh fruit for a group. Add a chocolate-dipped strawberry or mini chocolate heart to the plate.

Sprinkle the table with Hershey’s Kisses for a fun effect or give your love a box of local Lake Champlain chocolates.

Toast with something sparkling: At select stores, choose from a wide variety of sparkling wines for a special way to say cheers with your Valentine, such as Tattinger Brut La Francaise, Ruffino Prosecco and many others. Select from other fine beer and wine, including biodynamic and organic wines from Flowers Vineyards and Winery, in our Downtown Crossing, Sudbury, West Roxbury, Westwood, Marshfield and Wellesley stores.

If you’re looking for anything else to make your Valentine’s Day celebration stand out, just ask a Roche Bros. associate. Happy Valentine’s Day! 

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Top 10 Ways to Add Flair to Your Christmas Celebrations

By Dena Zigun December 12, 2019

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It’s time for festive celebrations with friends, family and, of course, great food. Create new signatures that everyone will enjoy and remember with these tips:

Have quick bites ready when your guests arrive.

From sweet and sour meatballs to seafood stuffed mushrooms, your celebration will be great from the first bite with tempting finger food ready and waiting – and easy to find in Our Kitchen. Also, choose from a wide variety of our own dips, including the popular Seven-Layer and Spinach & Artichoke selections.

A cheese a day makes a stunning display! 

Our new Twelve Days of Cheese event offers great savings on a wide array of festive and flavorful cheeses.  Round out the wedges and logs with dried fruit, quince paste, or nuts sprinkled around the board.

Deepen flavor with fresh herbs.

Whether you’re serving a spiral cut ham, a Frenched rack of Berkshire Black pork or another show-stopping main course, give it flavor with fresh herbs. Add springs of thyme, sage or rosemary when you’re cooking meat or vegetables.

Make-your-own sauce.

Turn your home-cooked meal into a restaurant quality centerpiece with simply prepared homemade sauces. Make your sauce in the same pan you used to braise the meat, and deglaze the pan with stock or wine to get all the rich, flavorful bits into the finished product. Check out 4 tips for a better sauce in our Tidbits Magazine. Or change up a classic rib roast with a hot horseradish cream and a zip sauce, the sort of steak sauce you find in restaurants.

Elevate your menu by adding flavorful jams to your recipes.

Take your usual holiday recipes to a new level by stirring in some sweet or savory jam. Add a few spoonfuls of Stonewall Kitchen’s Roasted Garlic Onion Jam on the side of your cheese and crackers display, or use it to glaze green beans or carrots. For something sweet, fill butter cookies with Black Raspberry Jam or blend it with Balsamic Vinegar for a quick-and-easy sauce for pork or chicken.

Choose something new and seasonal for a standout side dish.

Serve your main course on top of mashed potatoes that aren’t basic. Add horseradish and roasted garlic or try our recipe for Caramelized Onion & Gruyere Mashed Potatoes. Find new twists on holiday sides made in our kitchen and ready-to-go, from NEW Toffee Walnut Sweet Potatoes to Quinoa, Mushroom & Kale Pilaf and Cauliflower Gratinee.

Make it fun for the kids.

The children at your celebration will have smiles on their faces – and will eat well, too – when you serve pizza cut into festive shapes with cookie cutters! Set up a cookie-decorating table to keep them busy while the food is cooking, with gingerbread cookies, icing and a variety of candies.

Give the day a sweet and spicy punch.

Get ready to toast with holiday punch! Stir up something sweet and sparkly with pear puree and Prosecco. A red wine punch with brandy, raspberries, oranges and lemons is sure to please a crowd. Or make it warm and spicy with apple cider, brown sugar, cinnamon, cloves and allspice.

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Bake up some little sweets.

Bite-size sweets and treats make dessert exciting, and they’re fun to make, too. Try our recipe for Apricot Linzer Cookies. Or make mini chocolate mousse cheesecakes and serve them with whipped cream and crushed peppermints on top!

Serve sweet, warm gingerbread … your way.

There’s something nostalgic about gingerbread. Find one type to add to your dessert table or serve a mix of gingerbread treats, from a loaf cake to trifle, with a trip to our bakery.

From all of us at Roche Bros., we wish you wonderful holiday celebrations!

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Enter For A Chance To Win Tickets To Rudolph The Musical

By Berit Bancroft November 26, 2019

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Click here to download a Rudolph Coloring Sheet with an exclusive discount code!

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Tasty Tailgating Roundup

By Berit Bancroft September 05, 2019

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Get ready for game time! Visit Roche Bros. for a complete assortment of Tasty Tailgating offerings, fresh and ready for your whole team at home. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the game with all of these choices on the menu.

As the party kicks off, everyone loves chips and dips, especially when there are many flavors on the table. Feature our fresh guacamole, 7 Layer Dip,  Buffalo Chicken Dip, and Spinach & Artichoke Dip, with crackers, chips, and fresh cut veggies, available in the produce department.

Offer a wide array of finger-food favorites, including chicken tenders and stuffed potato skins, with three types of fillings, buffalo chicken, BBQ pork or bacon & cheddar.

Add a Tasty Tailgating Snack Platter from the deli department to your game day fare! With four choices of platters that feature the high-quality deli meat and cheeses from Dietz & Watson and other popular brands of cheeses and snacks, we have something for any preference: All American, Italian, International or Vegetarian.

Make your finger food spicy and fun with our Build Your Own Nacho Kits, with pre-cooked seasoned ground beef, homemade chips and all the fixings!

Football season is prime time for wings, and now is the time to try Our Kitchen’s new antibiotic-free jumbo chicken wings. Choose from a rotating variety of flavors including: Buffalo, Golden BBQ, Honey BBQ, Carolina BBQ, Maple, Maple Bourbon, Sweet Teriyaki, Sweet and Sour, and Honey Stung Monster Wings.

A long-time staple for tailgating, our Bakery’s Bloomin’ Bread is loaded with mozzarella and pepperoni, and ready for your guests to pull apart.

At half-time, our Certified Angus Prime burgers and sliders are ready to feed your crowd.  Switch things up by serving them in our special flavors, such as the Cracked Pepper, Bacon N’ Cheddar, Onion & Pepper, or the mouthwatering 50/50 Bacon & Prime Beef Burger.

Italian sausage or marinated steak or chicken tips are also crowd pleasers. Grill them up and finish them off with fresh cut onions and peppers, ready to go in produce.

Or turn your tailgating party into a barbecue without turning on the grill. Our BBQ Pulled Pork and St. Louis Ribs are tangy, flavorful, and ready to heat and serve. Add our deli’s coleslaw or homemade potato salad to complete the meal.

Visit the seafood department for a Football Shrimp Cocktail Platter. We arrange our fresh cocktail shrimp with slices of lemon and plenty of tangy, spicy cocktail sauce on a tray that’s ready to serve. Or serve up our spicy Buffalo Shrimp Dip or original Jonah Crab Dip.

Finish the party off with desserts from Our Bakery! Football Whoopie Pies are a sweet and festive addition to your spread. And don’t miss our new S’mores Pie, melting with chocolate and marshmallows. Heat it up in the oven or on the grill!

We hope to see you every weekend during football season to help with all your tailgating party needs. Enjoy the season, and of course, go Pats!

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ROCHE BROS. LAUNCHES NEW SOUP FLAVOR INSPIRED BY CUSTOMER CONTEST

By Berit Bancroft June 18, 2019

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(Wellesley Hills, MA – June 18, 2019) Roche Bros. has launched a new Thai-Style Chicken & Lemongrass

Soup inspired by contest winner Joan Sherman at all Roche Bros and Sudbury Farms locations. Customers were asked to enter the “Soup-er Bowl” Flavor contest by providing their suggestion of the next soup flavor that Roche Bros. should release. Joan Sherman, the grand prize winner, received a Roche Bros gift card and her soup flavor suggestion was created. When asked her favorite flavor oRoche Bros. soup, Joan said she enjoys them all but our Broccoli & Sharp Cheddar and Seasonal Butternut Squash are her top choices, “better than [your competitors]!” The new Thai-Style Chicken Lemongrass Soup features hand-pulled chicken and brown rice in a fragrant, mildly spicy stock with lemongrass, ginger, and Thai Basil. “We have seen an increased interest in Asian flavor profiles,” says Adam Laliberte, Director of Food Services, when asked what drew him to selecting this flavor as the winner.

Roche Bros. prides itself on being a customer centric company and responsive input from our shoppers, wherein, making this an exciting experience.

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Your Big Game Party Checklist

By Dena Zigun January 28, 2019

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Get ready for football with a feast worthy of our home-town champions.  You’ll have all the food you need for your whole crowd with this checklist:

A big pot of chili: Feed everyone with a warm and flavorful pot of chili! Try our recipe for Beef and Bean Chili Verde, with spicy green chiles and salsa verde. Or change it up with ideas for Turkey Chili, Italian Chili with Sausage and Vegan Three-Bean Chili. And if you need chili but don’t want to cook, stop by and pick up some Chipotle Beef Chili from Roche Bros. Kitchen, ready to heat and serve.

An array of dips and chips: Everyone loves a table full of chips and dips. From our own Original Jonah Crab Dip to Buffalo Chicken Dip, Seven Layer Dip, fresh guacamole and more, Our Kitchen has the dips covered. Don’t forget the chips! Find your favorites in the grocery aisle, or take it up a notch with our homemade chips. Or make it fun and easy with our Build-You-Own Nacho Kits.

A slider bar: Make a slider bar with mini-burgers and all the fixin’s to go with them! Include pickles, caramelized onions, marinated mushrooms, sliced avocado, lettuce, tomato and red onions. If you want to serve sliders ready to eat, check out our recipes for Sliders 3 Ways: Rancher, Buffalo and Mexicali.

Lots of wings: Wings are must for your Super Bowl gathering. Visit our Wing Bar for a host of choices, from Buffalo to Bourbon to Teriyaki. Or make wings at home with this recipe for Sweet & Spicy BBQ Drumettes.

More finger food for your spread: You can’t have too many options for finger food! Bake up potato skins with bacon, cheddar and chives. Cut zucchini into long slices, coat with flour and spices and bake for homemade zucchini fries. And take a spin through Our Kitchen for quesadillas, chicken nuggets and tenders, potato skins, deviled eggs and more!

Beer New England style: Toast to the Patriots with a choice of New England beers, available in our Sudbury, West Roxbury, Westwood, Marshfield, Wellesley and Downtown Crossing stores.

Cake: Finish the game with treats from the bakery, including a football-shaped Game Day Cake, Chunky Brownie Platter, and a wide array of cookies and cupcakes.

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Tasty Tailgating Recipe Round-Up

By Berit Bancroft September 21, 2018

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Get creative in your kitchen before the game with this round-up of recipes to feed everyone at your tailgating party:

Smoky Chicken Sliders

Instead of a traditional beef patty, enjoy something new with these Smoky Chicken Sliders. Start with this smoky, juicy base and allow your guests to put their own twist on these miniature burgers with their favorite toppings.

Seasoned Bison-Blend Sliders

Change up your mini-sized burgers with a unique blend of ground beef and ground bison.

Cubano Sliders

Made with Peruvian Aji peppers, citrus juices and spices, try the new Cuban Mojo Sauce in this Cubano Sliders recipe from our friends at Stonewall Kitchen!

Beef & Bean Chili Verde

Give you chili a kick with diced green chilis and salsa verde in this crowd with this simple-to-make recipe.

Tailgate Pizza Sub

With pepperoni, salami and ham layered with pizza sauce and thinly sliced mozzarella, these Tailgate Pizza Subs turn pizza into a sandwich for game day.

Sheet Tray Nachos

Easy to personalize and fun to eat, nachos are a game-day classic for a reason. Get ready with these nachos you can make in the oven with ground meat, taco seasoning and melted cheese. Serve with sour cream, diced tomatoes, and sliced avocado.

Sweet Potato & Black Bean Chili

Balance out the spice in your tailgating spread by adding sweet potatoes, with this fresh take on chili.

Loaded Game Day Tots

Offer baked tater tots topped with cheese, bacon, and onions, served with a mixture of sour cream and sriracha sauce.

Buffalo BBQ Wings

Watching the game just wouldn’t be the same without wings. This easy recipe brings you that classic Buffalo-Blue flavor without the trip to upstate New York.

Sweet Sesame Wings

Serve these sweet, Asian-inspired wings alongside the traditional buffalo.

Tomatillo-Avocado Dip

Blend tomatillos and avocado for this stand-out twist on guacamole. Enjoy it with Our Kitchen’s homemade tortilla chips.

Smooth Simple Hummus

Homemade hummus comes together smoothly in a food processor, with chickpeas, fresh lemon juice, tahini and spices. Pair it with carrots and celery sticks.

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2018 BC BALL KID OF THE GAME CONTEST

By Berit Bancroft August 21, 2018

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We’re gearing up for football season and the Boston College Ball Kid of the Game Contest has arrived! Enter to win 4 tickets to the first Boston College Eagles game of the season vs UMass Minutemen and join the team on field during warm ups!

The game is Saturday, September 1st, you have until midnight on Tuesday, August 28th to enter. For ages 12 and under.

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Guide to Cinco de Mayo

By Berit Bancroft April 27, 2018

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Get ready for a complete Mexican fiesta for Cinco de Mayo with a visit to Roche Bros.

Here is a guide to making your celebration flavorful and festive:

Serve an array of dips and chips: Everyone loves a table full of chips and dips, especially on Cinco de Mayo. From fresh guacamole to pico de gallo, Our Kitchen has the Mexican dips covered. Or visit the produce section and pick up fresh Hass avocados to make your own.

Don’t forget the chips! Find your favorites in the grocery aisle, such as local Mi Nina All-Natural Tortilla Chips, or take it up a notch with our homemade chips. Make it easy with our Sheet Tray Nachos recipe Or make steak nachos with Carne Asada Marinated Skirt Steak from our Butcher Shop.

Set up a make-your-own taco bar: Give everyone at your party the chance to make tacos the way they like them with a taco bar. Serve up your choice of pulled chicken tacos, or try all three: Fiesta, Teriyaki Pineapple and BBQ-Corn. Add marinated seafood from the Seafood Department to the spread, with Chipotle Chipotle Cherry, Mango Coconut Pepper, and Sweet Chili Lime flavors. For toppings, there are many options, including fresh guacamole, sliced jalapeno, shredded cheese and more, so everyone can assemble their own. And find soft and hard taco shells in the grocery aisle.

Offer a festive main course: In the meat department, select from three Ready. Chef. Go! meal options with a Mexican flair, all ready to cook in a microwave or oven-safe bag.Choose fromChipotle Chicken Thighs with potatoes and asparagus, Baja Spiced Boneless Chicken Breast with summer squash, zucchini and red peppers, and Mojito Lime Chicken Kabobs with red onion and red and green peppers. Or go for a Mexican-inspired burger, with Certified Angus Beef Prime Grinds Beef & Chorizo Burgers.

Spice up your salads: From the deli, pick up our new Mexican Quinoa Salad. Mix up a black bean salad with chopped peppers, onions, cilantro, and lime. Make a spicy corn salad with corn with paprika, cayenne, lime juice and some mayonnaise. Or turn the taco bar into a taco salad bar with extra greens and veggies.

Pair it all with beer: Don’t forget the Mexican beer! From Corona to Dos Equis (XX), find a wide selection of options at Roche Bros. in Downtown Crossing, Sudbury, West Roxbury, Westwood, Marshfield and Wellesley.

Have a fun Cinco de Mayo celebration!

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What’s New In Store?

By Berit Bancroft April 20, 2018

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This season, we have all sorts of new items springing up all over the store. Here is a tour of the latest new items to try, on sale this week:

In our service meat case, find two new, mouthwatering flavors of our Certified Angus Beef Prime Grinds: Sundried Tomato, Basil & Cheese Burger and Beef & Chorizo Burger, ready for your next BBQ.

From the freezer in the meat section, pick up Sicilia’s Italian Meat Pies in Meat Lover’s or Spinach & Pepperoni flavor, for an easy Italian dinner.

In the freezer, GO WILD™ seafood comes directly from 100% certified sustainable fisheries, and is then hand-prepared into meal-sized portions. Select from cod or haddock to bake, broil, grill, sauté, pan-sear or fry.

From the seafood department, pick up Phillips Premium Crab Special or Lumb Crab Meat, to make crab cakes, salads, quesadillas, wraps, soups, and crab balls.

In the deli, find a menu of new fresh salads: Honey Pecan Chicken Salad with Grapes, Citrus Farro Salad with Mint & Feta, Golden Beet Slaw and Mexican Quinoa Salad.

Speaking of salad, for a limited time, Our Kitchen is offering Grilled Asparagus & Tomato Caprese Salad, as well as a Vietnamese Grilled Chicken Wrap.

For a snack, check out Red Rock Deli Potato Chips, made with Australian potatoes and available in unique flavors, such as Honey Soy Chicken or Lime and Black Pepper.

Top your favorite pasta with Mia’s Kitchen Pasta Sauces, natural sauces made with produce, herbs and olives grown in the Sonoma Valley, the heart of California’s Wine Country. Or change up your pasta with gluten-free Skinny Pasta. At 9 calories per serving, this pasta is made with konjac root.

Make an even quicker meal with Miracle Noodle Ready to Eat Meals, such as Vegan Pho or Pad Thai. These meals are gluten free, grain free, and paleo friendly, made with low-carb Shirataki Noodles, also made from the konjac root.

Spice up your dinner with Seeds of Change Simmer Sauces or Kraft Slow Cooker Sauce. Also try salad dressings and meal kits from the Food Network Kitchen.

And for an easy lunch, Cole’s Wild Premium Tuna Fillets in Olive Oil originated in the pristine waters of Cape Verde, where the sustainable fish are harvested, processed and packaged using traditional methods and recipes.

If you need help finding any of our new items or anything at all, please ask a store associate!

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