How Do You Like Your Taco?

It’s National Taco Day! Tacos are a classic, go-to meal across the world. When you’re hungry, not sure what to eat, tacos are always a great option. Not only do they have their own national day, they also have their own day of the week – Taco Tuesday! We’re celebrating with some awesome recipes and creative toppings, check it out!

Some of our favorite forms of tacos incorporate seafood. A good fish taco makes for some of the ultimate satisfaction one can find in food. These Fast & Fresh Fish Tacos are fantastic and easy to prepare.  These Grilled Fish Tacos with Cauliflower Tortillas are also great, packed with refreshing ingredients like cherry tomatoes and mangos. Don’t sleep on these Crispy Cornmeal Fish Tacos with Citrus Slaw for a nice twist on your average taco. Of course, there is more variety to seafood. Like with these flavorful General Tso’s Shrimp Tacos or Beer-Poached Mahi Mahi Tacos.

Another classic taco topping is chicken. These Salsa Verde Shredded Chicken Tacos will have you feeling a winner at dinner. If you’re looking to get creative with toppings check out this delightful recipe for Slow Cooker Chicken, Sweet Potato & Pineapple Tacos. Or mix things up with these ideas for Pulled Chicken Tacos 3-Ways.

If you’re in the mood to stick with fruits and vegetables on taco night, we have you covered. These Grilled Fruit Tacos hit the spot every time. For veggie lovers, Black Bean, Quinoa & Grilled Veggie Tacos are the way to go.

Finally, when you think of a classic taco you think ground beef. That’s why we love these Chipotle Ground Beef Street Tacos for the food truck vibes and flavors. And if you’re looking for some classic taco-style comfort food, these Navajo Tacos are perfect.

No matter how you choose to taco, tonight is the night to do it! Try out any of these amazing recipes for the ultimate National Taco Day dinner. For everything you need to get set up, Price Chopper & Market 32 is your one stop shop for all things tacos.

Happy National Taco Day!

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Beech-Nut Home.grown. Baby Food

Since 1932, we’ve been partnering with local farmers and producers in our region. You can find regionally produced products in departments across our stores, including our baby food aisle, thanks to our Upstate New York friends at Beech-Nut.

120 years ago it all started in downtown Canajoharie, NY. World-famous baby food company Beech-Nut began as the Imperial Packing Company in 1881. Founded by Bartlett Arkell, brothers Raymond and Walter Lipe, and other brothers John and David Zieley. They started off smoking hams, but as time went on added other products, such as chewing gum, coffee, and of course, baby food. By 1900, sales climbed up to $200,000 and the company was officially incorporated as the Beech-Nut Packing Company.

During its heyday, Beech-Nut employed between 1,800 to 2,200, and many retirees have remained loyal to the company. With its success, Beech-Nut brought a wonderful buzz to the upstate New York village. The daily downtown lunch scene was vibrant, sidewalks and local eateries were full of life. The plant was truly the heartbeat of Canajoharie, and the companies baby food was the main reason for such prosperity.

The manufacturing of baby food sent a sweet, fruity scent flowing through the community, as Beech-Nut continued to work on its formulas. In 1977, a line of baby food was introduced with no added salt, twenty years later it removed refined sugar, and in 2002 introduced a line with essential fatty acids.

After a 119-year tenure in Canajoharie, Beech-Nut moved its headquarters to Montgomery County’s Town of Florida Business Park, where it remains today. Beech-Nut remains a consistent home.grown. source of high-quality baby food right in our own neighborhood.

Beech-Nut is just another example of our pride in local products and providing the best to our customers. Thanks to local famers and producers right in our region, we can continue to meet our home.grown. goals.

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National Homemade Cookie Day

Break out the baking sheets, today is National Homemade Cookie Day! With the beginning of fall and the weather cooling down, warm, fluffy homemade cookies definitely will have you feeling cozy. Whether you’re baking pre-made dough right in the oven, or working from scratch, we have the recipes for you to celebrate appropriately!

These Pumpkin Cookies with Orange Glaze are a great place to start. Perfect for turning the calendar to October. These guys are full of refreshing orangey flavor and all the pumpkin you need to satisfy your craving for fall flavors.

Feeling festive? Try our these cute and creative Halloween Sugar Cookies. Decorate your sugar cookies with candy corn, gels, edible confetti and more to create your monster lineup of yummy treats.

It’s never too early for these Hot Chocolate Cookies! Great for cooler weather and a must at the holidays, these cookies elevate hot chocolate to a new level.

We love these Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal, & Dried Cherry Cookies. Cherry and chocolate flavor combined with the warmth of oatmeal. Delightful!

These PICS Potato Chip Chocolate Chip Cookies combine two classic snacks into one. Potato chips and chocolate chip cookies. The chocolate of the cookies blends with the saltiness of the potato chips for an awesome flavor adventure.

Celebrate cookies right with one of these excellent recipes. No matter which you chooser, we have all of the neccessary ingredients available at your local Price Chopper & Market 32. Your one stop shop for all things cookies!

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Ultimate Guide to Tailgating

Fall has begun and football season is underway. That means the return of one of our favorite pastimes, tailgating! There’s nothing like getting together with your friends, enjoying good food and cold brews, and getting amped for the big game. It’s a tradition that will never get old! Here’s our guide to the ultimate tailgate.

When it comes to tailgating, there are plenty of great options. The first is a  sub & sandwich platter. If you’re tailgating with a decent-sized group, sandwich platters are easy. They can feed the group, and they are good for bringing on the go and eating outdoors. They are fantastic for making sure everyone gets a good amount of eats. Plus, the PICS potato chips you brought to snack on are a great compliment!

The next option, grilling. If you have a dedicated griller in the group bringing your setup to the tailgate is a fun idea. Burgers, hot dogs, steak, sausage linksand more are all great options for gameday. Don’t forget the burger buns and hot dog rolls!

Now, let’s talk snacks and sides. We mentioned PICS potato chips. How about tortilla chips to dip into salsa or guac? Convenient and easy for travel. Potato salad, macaroni salad, and pasta salad containers are also nice options. They go great with grilled meats or sandwiches, and the small containers are very portable.

Can’t forget some cold beer to wash down the delicious food. For tailgating, a nice light beer such as Bud Light is a strong choice. You’ll be able to enjoy some cold ones, while keeping your head in the game. Rather than being filled up on heavier beverages. As always, make sure to drink responsibly!

Don’t forget to tap into our Simple Done line of products for the paper plates, utensils, napkins, and cups you need for tailgating!

We’re excited to have football back to get back to tailgating. Don’t forget to stop by your local Price Chopper and Market 32 all season long for all of your essentials. Here’s to a fun, successful season of celebrating !

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National Coffee Day!

Wake up! September 29th is National Coffee Day and we’re celebrating! Coffee has a surprisingly long history, and in honor of the holiday we’re looking to uncover all of the mysteries surrounding this beloved bean. We did some research and discovered some interesting information that you may not have known before.

It is said that coffee was first discovered by a goat herder named Kaldi. Kaldi noticed that his goats would become energetic and not sleep at night after they ate the berries from a certain tree. He was curious, and he brought his realization to the abbot of the local monastery. The abbot made himself a drink with these berries and found that it was helpful in keeping him alert during evening prayer. The abbot shared his discovery amongst the other monks, and word of these berries moved east to the Arabian Peninsula.

Coffee cultivation and trade began on the Arabian Peninsula, where coffee was regularly enjoyed in homes, and the first coffee houses were created. These early coffee houses became important places to catch up on conversation and current music and news. They began to appear all over cities in the Near East where they were called “qahveh khaneh.” They became an essential spot for the spread of information, and because of this they were known as “Schools of the Wise.”

Europeans who would travel to the Near East would return home with stories of this magical drink, and eventually coffee made its way to Europe. At first, coffee was met with backlash in these European countries being called the “bitter invention of Satan,” and becoming condemned by the local clergy. However, Pope Clement VIII intervened, tasting the drink himself and finding it so satisfying he lifted the ban. Eventually, these same coffee houses became a common theme throughout countries like England, Austria, France, Germany, and Holland. Coffee replaced the popular breakfast drinks at the time, beer and wine, and became a new European morning staple.

But how did coffee make its way to the Americas? Great question! In 1714, the Mayor of Amsterdam presented a coffee plant as a gift to King Louis XIV of France. The King had the young plant grown in the Royal Botanical Gardens in Paris. In 1723, a young naval officer, Gabriel de Clieu obtained a seedling from the plant. On a traitorous journey home, he faced horrendous weather, a saboteur who attempted to destroy the seedling, and even a pirate attack. Yet, he managed to plant the seed in Martinique. This seed began an explosion of coffee trees in the Americas, and it led to the abundance of coffee we have today.

Today, Americans all over the country rely on coffee to power them through their busy day. It’s become a staple drink. But coffee isn’t just used as a beverage, it also makes for a wonderful ingredient in baking and dessert cuisine.

Check out this decadent recipe for Coffee Ricotta Cheesecake!

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KCC Peach Bread by Jodie Fitz

Perfect for a breakfast sandwich on the run, this bread can also be used to change up a lunchbox sandwich or after-school snack.

4 peaches

1 ½ teaspoons PICS cinnamon

2 PICS eggs, large

½ cup PICS brown sugar

½ cup PICS organic cane sugar

4 oz. PICS cinnamon applesauce

1/3 cup PICS milk, low fat

1 teaspoon PICS vanilla extract

1 ¾ cups PICS all-purpose, unbleached flour

1 tablespoon PICS baking powder

½ teaspoon PICS sea salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Wash and peel peaches. Remove pits, then slice and dice.  

In a bowl, mix diced peaches with 1 teaspoon cinnamon until evenly distributed and fully coated. Set aside.

In a separate bowl, combine eggs, sugars, applesauce, milk and vanilla extract. Mix well with an electric mixer.

In another bowl stir together ½ teaspoon cinnamon, flour, baking powder and salt.  

Add dry ingredients to the egg mixture and combine using an electric mixer.  

Fold peaches into the batter.

Grease an 8” x 8” glass baking dish. Pour batter into the dish, making sure to spread evenly.

Bake for 50 minutes. Let cool completely before slicing and serving,

Sandwich Spread:  Stir together 3 tablespoons PICS cream cheese with 1 tablespoon PICS honey.  Spread between two slices of peach bread to make a sandwich. (This mixture will make two sandwiches.)

Removing the pit:  With an adult’s help and permission, use a paring knife to carefully slice into the peach until you reach the pit Slowly cut all the way around the pit of the peach.  Set the knife down and twist the peach halves in opposite directions to separate the two halves.  Remove the pit and discard.

Cooking with Kids:  Every recipe is filled with life skills that help to encourage children’s confidence in the kitchen. Here are a few to focus on when making this recipe;

  • Peeling and peeler safety
  • Slicing, dicing and knife safety
  • Peach pit removal
  • Electric mixer safety
  • Stirring and/or folding
  • Spreading 
  • Baking and oven safety
  • Measuring ingredients
  • Following directions

 

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8 Ways to Use Peanut Butter

Happy National Peanut Butter Day! Whether it’s for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or anywhere in between we can all celebrate this delicious pantry staple. There are endless ways to implement peanut butter into your diet, but we picked some of our favorites to show how we are celebrating this big day.

Peanut Butter Banana Muffins: Bite into these warm, fluffy Peanut Butter Banana Muffins. Great for breakfast or as a treat later on in the day.

PB&J Stuffed French Toast: This peanut butter and jelly stuffed French toast is a filling and delicious way to start the day. You may never look at French toast the same again.

Stuffed French Toast Rolls: We love these Stuffed French Toast Rolls with peanut butter. Peanut butter, banana, and strawberries all packed into yummy French toast. Amazing!

Oatmeal Energy Squares: These Oatmeal Energy Squares are a tasty snack to give you a midday boost. Peanut butter, maple syrup, and blueberries all work together in these yummy squares.

Peanut Butter Dip: Use Greek yogurt, peanut butter, maple syrup, and vanilla extract in this amazing Peanut Butter Dip recipe. It’ time to elevate your peanut butter and apple slices.

Peanut Butter Milk Shakes: Peanut Butter Milk Shakes are easy to make, and they are a delicious way to enjoy peanut butter. Next time you make a shake, throw some peanut butter in for more enhancement.

Creamy Banana & Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie Bowl: In need of a good smoothie bowl? This Creamy Bananas & Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie Bowl is terrific.

Thai Shrimp Zoodle Bowl: This Thai Shrimp Zoodle Bowl uses peanut butter to make an excellent at home Thai food experience.

We love peanut butter and certainly enjoy all the things that can be made with it. If you’re a peanut butter fan check out some of these recipes for yourself! For all things peanut butter stop by your local Price Chopper & Market, or shop with us online.

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Build Your Own Burger Toppings

Break out the buns and fire up the grill, it’s National Cheeseburger Day! Today we celebrate a classic meal that is near and dear to our hearts. The best thing about cheeseburgers, you can always build your own, stacked high with your favorite toppings. You can stick with your go-to or switch it up each time. Personally, we like to be creative and switch it up. Check out some of our favorite build your own burger toppings!

Chiles: If you’re like us, you love a little kick to your food. Chiles elevate any good burger with great heat and flavor.

Mushrooms: Grilled of sauteed mushrooms make a great addition to your cheeseburger. We recommend using swiss cheese as it works as the best complement.

Avocados: Avocados are creamy and delicious, plus they make your burger more filling. More satisfying, tastier, why wouldn’t you add avocado?

LTO: LTO aka lettuce, tomato, onion. Sometimes you’re in the mood for a good old fashioned, classic cheeseburger. A little LTO will get you there.

Coleslaw: Coleslaw is commonly viewed as a side dish. But who needs a side dish when you can just add it to your cheeseburger?

Pineapple: Give your cheeseburger a more tropical feel by adding pineapple. Throw some BBQ sauce for a top-notch burger combination.

Maple Syrup: Maple syrup is good with bacon. Bacon is good on cheeseburgers. Therefore, maple syrup must be awesome on bacon-topped cheeseburgers. It’s simple science.

Fried Egg: If you’re in the mood for something extra, add some fried egg to your cheeseburger. We like to save this one for special occasions.

Mac & Cheese: It is a cheeseburger after all, make it extra cheesy and extra delicious.

Kettle Chips: Another side dish that is sometimes better off just on the burger. We prefer kettle chips over regular potato chips for the extra crunch factor.

Hummus: Hummus brings a little swagger to your cheeseburger. Brings more flavor and a Mediterranean flair to the plate.

Fried Green Tomatoes: Replace the old red tomatoes with some southern-style, bold fried green tomatoes. Crunchy and tangy these are top tier in our book.

We could easily go on for days with fantastic cheeseburger toppings, but these are on the top of our list. Try out these toppings for yourself if you haven’t yet. For more inspiration, check out our burger recipes. At Price Chopper & Market 32 we have everything you need to make the most of National Cheeseburger Day.

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Back to Tools for Schools

Summer is coming to an end and local schools are back in session. That means our Tools for Schools program is kicking it into high gear. For over 20 years the program has donated more than $14 million in educational equipment to local schools, and we are excited to add $400,000 to the total this year. We understand how vital it is for our 1,600+ participating schools to have the proper resources to help their students strive to be successful.

Over the years, schools have used their share of the total funds to receive a range of items. From learning essentials like a range of art and creativity supplies to gym equipment like a new activity parachute.

This year we are hoping for even greater results! Sign up now for Tools for Schools to support your school and help it earn its share of $400,000 in educational equipment when you shop thru Dec. 31st!  Earn 2x stars when you create an online AdvantEdge Rewards account.s

To sign up or for more information visit our website.                                                                

Here’s to another school year!

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Big Catch Event

We’re bringing all your seafood favorites together along with savings! This week, save on Shrimp, Salmon, Lobster, Crab, Scallops and more! If you’ve been craving a taste of the ocean, this is your week. If you’re in need of some inspiration check out some of our seafood favorites!

Grilled Scallops with Lemon Herb Salsa: If you ask us, good scallops never need additional flavor enhancers, but this Lemon Herb Salsa elevates this recipe to the top of our seafood favorites.

Classic Lobster Roll: There’s nothing quite like a lobster roll. On a lightly toasted bun, with a mix of fresh toppings. It’s a party in your mouth.

Grilled Garlic-Herb Salmon with Cannellini Bean & Chèvre Purée: Salmon with goat cheese? Delicious! The purée combined with salmon and peppers makes for a refreshing meal.

Harissa Cedar Plank Salmon with Herb Yogurt Sauce: Sticking with salmon, this playful recipe will take your tastebuds on the ultimate adventure. Bold harissa flavor, tamed by yummy herb yogurt sauce, all makes for the perfect compliment to your salmon.

Shrimp Scampi Over Rice: Shrimp is a major player in the seafood game. This easy to prepare Shrimp Scampi is complimented beautifully by tasty rice. A dish guaranteed to conquer your seafood cravings.

Spicy Baked Shrimp Banh Mi: Banh Mi is always a fun meal, full of bold flavors that create a real adventure of taste. Add some spice and some shrimp and you can’t lose!

Salmon Burgers with Avocado and Asian Slaw: Burgers are always a big hit, even when we’re talking seafood. These salmon burgers will rock your cookout world! Toss on some avocado and Asian slaw, you’re backyard may never be the same.  

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