“The phrase ’working mother’ is redundant.” — Jane Sellman

Being a mother is an exquisitely wonderful and enormously challenging family role. There is a quote on a meme somewhere that frames the unending efforts Moms put into their children’s lives as akin to being an air traffic controller – always working to set the best course for each child, for present and future and every day in between. They organize and plan like the CEOs of major companies but can pivot and reprioritize in the moment when their children need them. We see you, Mom, and we value you for all your efforts to nourish our growth, wellbeing, and success throughout our lives. For all these reasons and more, we want to be sure we can help your family show you how much they value all your efforts with some special meals for this most special day.

Our team worked hard bringing these ideas together, knowing our “value treatment” includes ensuring your family can make these meals taste and look wonderful. Check out the plan and tips that bring it all together and can be done by experienced and not-very experienced cooks. We hope you and your family enjoy these special treats and that your entire Mother’s Day is filled with delicious food, hugs, and smiles. Let’s check out what we have planned for you!

Eggs Benedict:

1 pack Thomas English Muffins

1/2 lb. Market 32 Off the Bone Ham

1 container PICS Hollandaise Sauce

18 pack PICS Eggs

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Surf & Turf

1 1/2 lbs. Butcher’s Promise Top Sirloin Steak

1 lb. Market 32 Farm Raised Raw Shrimp

1 package Pero Farms Green Beans

Shop Surf & Turf here!

Meal 1: Eggs Benedict

Starting Mom’s Day in a very special way!

Eggs Benedict is a “big deal” meal for many, a classic brunch beauty that is saved for special days and savored for how it transforms humble ingredients into a culinary celebration. Our step-by-step recipe makes it easy to bring it home without having to bring the chef!

The key to success is preparation: the muffin, ham and extras like fresh fruit are done first, then the sauce, and finally the eggs. We have laid it out here to ensure you can whisk it right to Mom while warm and wonderful!


At least two sturdy, microwave safe coffee mugs (one clean cup per each egg cooked)

1 medium sauté pan (optional if you will sauté the Market32 ham before assembling the egg, muffin and sauce)

1 small saucepan

1 small whisk or a spoon to stir and serve the PICS Hollandaise sauce,

Measuring cups

Slotted spoon (that will fit into the mugs to remove the poached eggs)

Small plate or Simply Done plastic wrap,

Oven safe plate

Simply Done Aluminum Foil

Butter knife



PICS Vegetable Oil Spray

Butter (room temperature for easy spreading)


Preheat oven to the lowest setting, “Warm” or 200 degrees F.

Make the coffee or set up the mimosa bar. Set up the number of serving plates needed for your family near the stove or cooking area. If you are serving fresh fruit with the Eggs Benedict, portion that out on the plates.

Split the English Muffins and set them by the toaster. Each person should have both halves of the muffin as the base and will have a poached egg on each one. Smaller children may only need one half.

Place eggs by the microwave, with the mugs. Measure ½ -3/4 cup of water and place in each mug.


Place Market 32 Off the Bone ham slices on a plate. Cut each slice in half – this ensures you can fit the ham on the muffin and its a flat surface that will keep the egg in place. Optional prep:  Spray the sauté pan with PICS Vegetable Spray, set on low heat on a burner. Briefly brown the ham slices to warm and add flavor. You can hold the ham and toasted, buttered muffins on the oven-safe plate in the oven while cooking the other ingredients.

Start toasting the English muffins. Older children can help and can butter them when ready. Place the toasted, buttered muffins next to the ham on the plate in the oven. Cover the plate lightly with foil. They can also set up the mugs with the ¾ cup of water near the microwave. Younger children can put napkins on the table. Move the plates for the finished muffins to the other side of the microwave.

Go! Crunch time! You cook the sauce and poach the eggs at the same time. Mom should be at the table, (perhaps escorted there by your helpers) with her beverage, enjoying the show (and the knowledge that she isn’t cleaning up either. 😊)

Hollandaise sauce – follow directions on the package for the PICS Hollandaise Sauce, whisking in the small saucepan. When it is almost done, take the plate with warm ham and muffins out, and set near the stove so you can poach eggs and assemble the Eggs Benedict quickly and easily.

Microwave poached eggs – super easy, and easy clean up!

These steps are quick – have each plate ready with the warm muffin and ham set up and ready to place each poached egg and two tablespoons of sauce.

Place one microwave-safe coffee mug with water in the microwave. Microwave the mug/water on high for 45 seconds. Water should be steaming but not boiling. Crack the egg into the hot water. Place a small clean plate on the mug (or cover with cling wrap). Return to the microwave and cook for 45 seconds. Due to the different levels of power in microwaves, plan on experimenting with the first egg. SAFETY TIP – sometimes eggs explode when the plate or wrap are removed – keep your face away from the top of the cup during this step for each egg. Children may want to “see”; consider having them already at the table, or waiting at the kitchen door to ensure you can prep and finish safely. Check the egg for desired doneness – whites should be completely cooked, and the yolk should be tender and gooey. If it is not quite ready, return the mug to the microwave for 10 seconds, and/or leave the plate on the cup for 10 more seconds. Use the slotted spoon to lift the eggs out and drain the water at the same time. Place the poached egg on the ham, and top with warm Hollandaise. So special! Enjoy!

Meal 2: Surf & Turf

Surf and Turf – a great way to end a special day!

This fantastic dinner is simple but delivers all the special you want to put into Mom’s day. The top sirloin steak on sale can be subbed for the ribeye in this recipe, with a couple of tips to ensure it is tender and awesome! Marinate with Italian dressing, and broil to seal in the juices and tenderness. Slice it thin and consider topping with some garlic butter for an unctuous extra touch. Prepare the fresh green beans in a shallow, wide saucepan – steam or boil until they are tender, and top with butter for a wonderful side. The parmesan Market 32 shrimp are the crowning glory for this amazing entrée!

Check out our Ribeye Steak with Parmesean Shrimp!

Extra! Extra!

Dressed up Dessert – Market 32 Cheesecake slices with berries/sliced fresh fruit, or the Market 32 Fresh Chocolate Dipped fruit are both winners for a great family meal honoring that most important guest. Check out our cheesecakes here!

Happy Mother’s Day!  


Haleigh Eustis

Intern, Digital Marketing

Happy New Year! As we ease into the new year, it’s natural to desire a new routine and discover new foods. Though we say this, sometimes it’s hard to plan ahead and make time for new recipes that are tasty and accessible. That being said, it doesn’t have to be difficult to create delicious and easy grab and go meals that can last for the entire week! Breakfast is considered the most important meal of the day, yet so many people run out of time in the mornings to fill their stomachs and keep them satisfied and fueled. With a bit of prep, breakfast can be a new year’s priority, easily!

Here are a few easy and delicious breakfast meals. These require very little prep time and are a time saver during your busy morning!

Baked Steak and Egg Cups. This easy breakfast takes as little as forty minutes to prepare and bake and can last the entire week! Substitute the spinach and mushrooms for any veggie of your liking and feel free to add cheese to this breakfast dish. Grab and warm up these egg bites quickly in the morning for a fast and filling breakfast!

Breakfast Enchiladas. A unique twist to a grab-and-go breakfast that is as easy as it is delicious to make. Full of fluffy eggs, fresh and delicious cilantro and the wonderful taste of enchilada sauce, this dish takes no longer than thirty minutes to prepare and cook and is perfect to quickly warm-up on the go. Add your desired meat to these enchiladas too!

Mini Banana Oatmeal Muffins. If you’re someone who requires something sweet, instead of savory, in the morning, mini muffins are the choice for you! These tasty treats require about forty minutes of prep and baking time and can last for two days if stored properly!

Conquer the new year in “grab and go” fashion! Shop all of your breakfast ingredients below, and check out our recipes here!


Boasting About Blueberries

It’s always blueberry season. Production in North and South America make blueberries an option all year round. Here in the U.S., they are grown coast to coast, with blueberry farms functioning in 38 states. However, more than 98% of blueberry production in the U.S. happens in just 10 states, Oregon, Washington, Georgia, Michigan, California, New Jersey, North Carolina, Florida, Texas, and Minnesota. Let’s celebrate this year-round superstar by highlighting some of our favorite recipes!

Blueberry-Mango Crisp: Blueberry teams up with mango to make this delicious crisp a must-try.

Blueberry French Toast Bake: Waking up and enjoying some French toast in the morning is a great way to start the day. Take your recipe to the next level by adding blueberries.

Blueberry-Banana Chia Seed Muffins: In this tasty muffin recipe, blueberry and banana flavors work in perfect harmony.

Zabaglione with Fresh Berries: Zabaglione is an Italian dessert made with egg yolks, sugar, and sweet wine. Blueberries, along with raspberries and strawberries, make great additions to the dish.  

Grilled Fruit Pizza: Tired of your same old pizza order? Try this Grilled Fruit Pizza featuring cream cheese, pecan pieces, honey, and an array of tasty fruits, blueberries included.  

Four-Berry Hazelnut Crisp: Another cozy crisp for the cold winter months. This Four-Berry Hazelnut Crisp does the trick every time.

Whole Wheat Blueberry-Nut Pancakes: Much like French toast, blueberries elevate breakfast when they are added to pancakes. In this recipe, the blueberry-nut addition is excellent.

Granola Bites: This Granola Bites recipe is a tasty snack for any occasion. In this case, dried blueberries make for a great ingredient.

Homemade Vanilla Pudding with Berries: Lastly, add some berries to your homemade vanilla pudding with this recipe. You’ll be surprised how delightful it turns out.

For more, visit: https://blueberry.org/


We have put together a few ideas to help your family eat better together! Eating together at any time of day fuels better overall nutrition – for both parents and kids.  You’ll get an “A” for “AWESOME” when you put these plans in motion.

According to a 2017 report by the Hartman Group, differing schedules are the lead obstacle to dinner at home in households with and without children. How to get more #FamilyMeal time? The answer is…breakfast! It doesn’t matter how long the mealtime is, or how perfect the meal is, just that you are eating together.

Sit down for a tasty fall breakfast with Thomas’ Bagels and NEW PICS Pumpkin Cream Cheese. A delicious combination that will remind you of your love for fall! You can also power up with some protein by enjoying our PICS Icelandic yogurt, paired with some fresh raspberries, blackberries, or blueberries or pick up a 6 oz. container of fresh organic blueberries.

Hawaiian Pulled Pork Sliders are a tasty option for dinner. Featuring Slow Cooker Market 32 Boneless Center Cut Pork Loin Roast with Mini Kaiser or Ciabatta Rolls. Top off the meal with Fresh Express Salad. For some satisfying seafood try Seal and Cook Salmon with Lemon and Dill Herb Butter with a side of fresh veggies. NEW PICS 90 second rice is the finishing touch you need for a complete and healthy meal! Finally, try Fresh Full Circle Chicken Breast pan sautéed and glazed with PICS Orange Juice. Pair it with sheet pan roasted Martin Farms Cut Butternut Squash for a fulfilling family dinner.

In between meals it’s essential to have healthy, super snacks to keep you and your kids energized through your busy schedules. In this week’s ad we provided a few energizing snacks to keep you going strong all day long! Belvita Bars are a great source of energy and they come in a variety of flavors, so you can choose your favorite. They are quick and easy,  on-the-go option for any time of day. Fresh pomegranates are another great way snack to make it through the day. Pomegranates are an excellent source of potassium and fiber. When selecting them, make sure to choose ones that are plump, round, and heavy. Check out the video below to discover three creative ways to enjoy fresh pomegranates!

You strive to eat healthy throughout the day but still struggle with that nagging craving for something sweet. Luckily, we didn’t forget about the chocolate! There are some options that will satisfy your craving, without all of the calories, that the whole family will love. Give NEW PICS Dark Chocolate Hummus a try! It’s a delicious way to fulfill your chocolaty needs. Dip some banana slices, or any of your favorite chocolate-paired fruits for a tasty treat. We also recommend trying with it our PICS pretzels for the perfect combination of salty and sweet!

Written by Jane Golub Director In-Store Marketing Programs December 3, 2017  


Introducing Bob Evans Breakfast Sandwiches!  Enjoy a delicious breakfast or snack from Bob Evans in minutes, whether at home or on-the-go. Their Breakfast Sandwiches are made with farm-fresh goodness, using high quality ingredients like their Original Bob Evans Sausage,  real Cheddar Cheese and Buttermilk Biscuits. Bob Evans breakfast Ready to heat in the microwave and enjoy a satisfying meal with time to spare! Look for Bob Evans Breakfast Sandwiches in the Frozen Breakfast aisle. Written by Jane Golub Director In-Store Marketing Programs September 24, 2017


 Breakfast just got healthier, easier and way more delicious!  Just as pioneers and lumberjacks required food loaded with protein and essential nutrients to get them through long days in the untamed wilderness, Kodiak Cakes Toaster Waffles have been similarly crafted with hearty whole grains and high-quality protein to fuel you with the energy needed to conquer your day. kodiak cakes Kodiak Cakes Toaster Waffles come in three great tasting options – Buttermilk Vanilla, Dark Chocolate and Blueberry Chia.  Ready in just a short 3-5 minutes, Kodiak Cakes Toaster Waffles are not your standard quick fix breakfast option.  Instead their waffles are a healthier choice made for bold beginnings. Take back your morning with Kodiak Cakes – nourishment for today’s frontier. Look for Kodiak Cakes Toaster Waffles in the Breakfast Food section of the Frozen Food aisle.   Sponsored by: Post, Skippy and Thomas’ KidContestWhat does your little one want to be when they grow up?  Whether it’s a doctor, teacher or firefighter, we want to know!  Enter our Back to School Photo Contest by emailing a photo of your child with a caption of what they want to be when they grow up to [email protected] .  We’ll display the photos on our Facebook page and three lucky winners will be chosen at random to receive awesome back to school prizes courtesy of our contest sponsors, Skippy Peanut Butter, Post Cereal and Thomas’ English Muffins!  One winner will receive an iPad 2 and the additional winners will each receive a $400 Apple Gift Card for their child’s back to school needs. We know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and it can help kick start your child’s school day.  Our three Back to School sponsors each have essential breakfast items which your kids are sure to love! Since 1895, Post has brought quality foods to the breakfast table.  Some of our favorite Post cereals are Honey Bunches of Oats, Pebbles, and Raisinpost Bran!  Post is dedicated to health and wellness, offering families a variety of cereal choices to meet their nutritional needs from whole grain and fiber to lower sugar offerings. LogoWhether you’re family enjoys Creamy Peanut Butter or Crunchy Peanut Butter, Skippy is a timeless favorite for PB&Js.  Skippy is made from only the freshest peanuts, and packed with the great peanutty taste you love! Thomas’ English Muffins have the original “Nooks & Crannies” which make every morning better.  Not only does Thomas’ offer the classics, but their soft, delicious bagels are another breakfast treat your kids can easily grab before they head off to school.thomas A good breakfast gives children the energy they need to do their best and ultimately work towards what they want to be when they’re grown up!  Don’t forget to enter out contest by September 14th for your chance to win an iPad 2 or Apple gift certificate for your child! Read official contest rules here. Written by Jane N. Golub Director In-Store Marketing Programs LAND O LAKES SAUTE EXPRESS SAUTE STARTERS landosauteexpressgarlicherbSauté Express Sauté Starters are first-of-its-kind meal starters that cook and flavor chicken, fish or pork in one easy step! Looking for a new way to create a sizzling meal?  With Sauté Express Sauté Starters, it’s all inside.  One convenient square combines butter, olive oil and a variety of herbs and spices – all the flavor you need for a delicious meal that can be prepared in under 30 minutes. Find all four of these delicious flavors in the Dairy aisle: Garlic & Herb, Italian Herb, Savory Butter & Olive Oil and Lemon Pepper. How It Works: 1.  Melt Sauté Express square until hot and sizzling. 2.  Add chicken, fish or pork. 3.  Sauté until golden brown. Pair with pasta, veggies, rice and more for a flavorful meal your family will love! YoCRUNCH BREAKFAST BLENDS Whether you need a quick breakfast or an afternoon pick-me-up, the familiar crunch of Post Honey Bunches of Oats Granola cereal in creamy Vanilla Non-Fat Greek Yogurt makes for an on-the-go snack with long-lasting satisfaction. The fat-free Vanilla and Strawberry Greek Yogurt, made with all-natural ingredients and no preservatives is the perfect way to start your day off right.  And you can grab breakfast at any time, too! Greek Yogurt is a great way to turn your favorite breakfast cereal, Honey Bunches of Oats, into an anytime snack that is tasty and satisfying.  With less than 200 calories and as an excellent course of protein and calcium, you’ll be ready to go all day! Look for YoCrunch Breakfast Blends in the Dairy case. yocrunchgreek2-6hbostrawbe How do you ensure that your kids eat a healthy breakfast each morning?  Tell us your tips for a chance to win a year’s supply of Quaker Instant Oatmeal! Studies show that starting off the day with a wholesome meal can do wonders for your health and well-being. This is even more important for kids because breakfast provides them with the nutrients they need to be active in the morning and then maintain that energy throughout the school day. Eating a fun yet nutritious meal in the morning will put a smile on everyone’s faces and help your little one concentrate, recall important information and be creative! Quaker has some really cool and nutritious breakfast items that you and your kids are sure to love!  Quaker’s Instant Oatmeal is available in some great flavors like Apples and Cinnamon, Maple and Brown Sugar and even Chocolate Chip!   Oatmeal is a delicious and healthy way for your family to start your day. The whole grains provide a number of essential vitamins and nutrients, starting you off to a great day.  Price Chopper and Quaker want to make sure that you and your family get energized in the morning in order to have fun and productive days! One lucky grand prize winner will be selected to receive a year’s supply of Quaker Instant Oatmeal! Comment below AND on the corresponding post on our Facebook page telling us what tips you have to ensure that your kids eat  a healthy breakfast! Leave your comments by Monday, September 24, 2012 at 5:00 pm to be entered to win. Read official rules here.

Written by Jane N. Golub Director In-Store Marketing Programs


Go gourmet every day with your favorite Folgers Coffees, now available in K-Cup Packs.  Now, enjoy the Mountain Grown taste you love in two new exciting flavors: Classic Roast- with its trademark taste and enticing aroma, and Morning Café- light-bodied with a clean finish and bright taste.  This wonderfully balanced coffee blend is just what you need to begin the day. There’s no measuring, no filters, no cleanup: nothing but one perfectly brewed cup of Folgers Gourmet Selections Coffee made with your Keurig Brewer and ready to enjoy in less than a minute. Look for Folgers Gourmet Selections K-Cup Packs also available in Black Silk, Caramel Drizzle, Lively Colombian, Lively Colombian Decaf and Vanilla Biscotti.  You will find Folgers Gourmet Selections K-Cup Packs in the Coffee aisle.


Shoppers: You all are most likely aware that Greek Yogurt is on the “must have” list for healthier eating.  And I’m sure it will come as no surprise that Yoplait has got an innovative new yogurt product sure to delight Greek yogurt lovers, both young and young at heart.

Introducing New Yoplait Greek 100 Yogurt!  It’s everything that you love about Greek Yogurt, but with far fewer calories!  It’s got twice the protein of regular yogurt and zero percent fat – it’s just 100 calories per serving, so there’s absolutely no guilt trip with New Yoplait Greek 100 Yogurt!

Choose from delicious Fruit on the Bottom flavors like: Strawberry, Mixed Berry, Black Cherry and Peach, plus great tasting favorites like Vanilla and Key Lime.  Why not stock up on a wide variety of Yoplait Greek 100 Yogurts, right in Price Chopper’s Dairy Department today.  Your tummy and your waistline will say “Thank You!”