June 23, 2019
The Packers, supper clubs, and towns named Oconomowoc are things that every true Wisconsinite understands completely.  But every once in a while, we let a little of our great state sneak out and get shared with the rest of the country.  That’s the inspired story of Ralph and Alice Stayer who opened a butcher shop in a little town just outside of Sheboygan.  They named the shop after their home community, Johnsonville and did what came naturally.  They made sausage from a 19th-century family recipe that made its way from Austria.  It quickly became known as the sausage with the “big taste,”
June 16, 2019
Every city from Phoenix to Cleveland has its own take on barbecue sauce.  But it’s been said that the city of St. Louis consumes more barbecue sauce per capita than any other city.  We won’t ever solve the debate of which city has the “best” sauce, but since St. Louis Style Pork Spare Ribs are on special this week for just $2.49/lb, let’s pair them with the sauce made famous by the Gateway City. To make St. Louis style barbecue sauce, we turn to this 5-star recipe from Genius Kitchen  
June 16, 2019
Hummus is a simple mixture that has been used for centuries.  Dozens of regions around the world have a slightly different take on it, but no matter how it comes together, hummus is remarkably good for you.
June 9, 2019
You might notice a theme this week at Fresh Madison Market.  Everything you need to have a backyard picnic is on special!  Bi-color sweet corn is 5 for $2.  Seedless watermelon are just $3.99 each  Fresh bacon spinach tomato pasta salad is just $3.99/lb.  And you can get refreshing Coke and Coke products in a 6-pack for 3 for just $9.  But the centerpiece of this epic picnic will be your grilled barbecue drumsticks. Here’s what you’ll need: •    30 chicken legs (Open Acres fresh chicken drumsticks are just 99 cents a pound in the value pack) •    1 1⁄2 cups water
June 9, 2019
Have you ever met anyone who doesn’t love Oreos?  Neither have we.  That’s why this week can’t wait to see the excitement of people just like you heading home with a free package of Oreos with a $15 grocery purchase.  But have you ever stopped to wonder about where that name came from?  Nobody knows for sure, but one theory says that the two “Os” at the beginning and the end represent the chocolate cookie part.  The “re” in the middle…is the middle.  Others have suggested that the original packaging was gold in color, and you know “or” is French for “gold.”  Still a bit of a stretch?  Yeah…
June 2, 2019
This week, let’s take a fresh twist on pork loin.  It’s a cut of meat that stands perfectly on its own, but giving it the extra zing of Italian flavors really brings out memorable flavors.  We happen to have it on sale this week for just $1.99/lb. Let’s start with your shopping list for this meal:   3 tablespoons olive oil 5 garlic cloves, minced 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon each dried basil, thyme and rosemary, crushed 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning 1/2 teaspoon pepper
June 2, 2019
Watermelon is probably associated with summer more than just about any other fruit. It originated in West Africa, but by the 7th century it was in India, and a few hundred years later it was popular in China. In the 1500s, Spanish settlers were growing it in Florida, and pretty soon it found its way as far north as Massachusetts. Growing from a vine in the summertime makes a watermelon a seasonal favorite. Cutting a watermelon can be an unforgiving job, but a post on Pinterest has made it easier than ever. Watermelon Sticks make this fantastic fruit easy to handle and beautiful to display.
May 26, 2019
Let’s throw all caution to the wind and make a burger with everything.  And we really mean EVERYTHING. This week we’re taking the great American hamburger and turning up the volume with this Avocado Bacon Burger Recipe right from CertifiedAngusBeef.com, but we’re going to substitute our lean ground beef patties that are on sale for $3.99/lb plus some other money saving ingredients.  Here’s your shopping list for this glorious creation:
May 26, 2019
This is the ice cream for people who love ice cream…but don’t love calories. It might seem like a bit of a contradiction to think you can dive into a pint of ice cream without blowing out your calories for the day…but that’s exactly the kind of magic Halo Top has done. Halo Top is the creation of Justin Woolverton who had very specific diet restrictions, so he started making ice cream in his kitchen. Just like all great food success stories, once he got it right he made some for his friends.
May 19, 2019
With Open Acres fresh boneless skinless chicken breast on sale this week for just $1.99 a pound or pork baby back ribs just $2.99 a pound, we’re not going to tell you what you should barbecue…but we did find an awesome (and simple) recipe for homemade barbecue sauce from The Food Network.  This one comes from Pat and Gina Neely who travel the countryside looking for authentic, down-home recipes. Neely’s BBQ Sauce Here’s what you’ll need: •    2 cups ketchup •    1 cup water •    1/2 cup apple cider vinegar

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