Haleigh Eustis

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Happy Valentine’s Day! Whether you’re celebrating with a loved one, taking on Galentine’s Day in style, or enjoying a night on your own, there’s nothing better than a delicious (and easy) dinner to make your day perfect! Of course, no dinner is complete without a drink and dessert. We have compiled the perfect Valentine’s Day meal utilizing Market 32’s extensive list of delicious meals, drinks and desserts! 

Bourbon-Cherry Smash. Start your dinner off with a festive drink! This Bourbon-Cherry Smash is the perfect combo of fruity and sweet plus a bit of spiciness from the bourbon. This drink turns a beautiful shade of red that is wonderfully on-theme for Valentine’s Day. Delicious and quick to make, a Cherry Smash is the perfect choice to start your festive meal off strong! 

Sweet & Spicy Salmon with Grilled Pineapple and Poblano Salsa. A delicious main course to impress anyone with your spectacular cooking skills! This robust meal is full of savory salmon accompanied with the tangy and acidic sweetness from grilled pineapple and fresh tang of poblano salsa. If you’re not a salmon lover, feel free to swap salmon for chicken.

Herb-Roasted Fingerling Potatoes. No main course is complete without a side dish. Fingerling potatoes are the perfect side for our Sweet and Spicy Salmon. Bursting with an array of dynamic herbs and savory garlic, fingerling potatoes will always be an easy and quick go-to dish for any occasion! 

Red Velvet Brownies with Cookies & Cream Frosting. Finish your Valentine’s Day meal with a sugary treat, of course! Chewy brownies are a classic dessert for an obvious reason. Easy to make and delicious to eat, they are the perfect holiday choice. These brownies are wonderfully festive as they are a deep ruby red color, topped with decadent frosting making each bite sugary and marvelously rich. 

Enjoy Valentine’s Day with an easy meal plan that is as festive as it is tasty! Shop all your Valentine’s Day groceries, flowers, cards and chocolates at Price Chopper/Market 32! 


Nick's Ice Cream: What The Fjord Is Swedish-Style Ice Cream?

Diet and delicious? It’s an impossibility, a paradox, just plain nonsense! No, it’s actually just Swedish. Yeah, that tiny country where everyone’s six feet tall, blonde, and beautiful. Oh, forgot to mention they’re geniuses too. Because they’ve invented the world’s first light ice cream that actually tastes just like ice cream.

Okay, let’s break down just how genius these Swedes are. Most light ice creams just remove all the fat from the cream and replace it with water. That’s why you get super icy diet ice creams and as the water eventually evaporates,  the pint shrinks into a hard frozen brick. Not yummy. Nick’s Swedish-style just uses a different type of plant-based fat that’s way lighter than traditional milkfat. So it retains all the creaminess of traditional ice cream and you would never know it’s better-for-you.

How much better for you? Most traditional ice creams are 1000+ calories per pint. You can get a pint of Nick’s with only 220 calories in the whole pint. Yeah, that’s less than 60 calories per serving. Can you eat a whole pint of ice cream in one sitting? Yes! Should you? Um.

So, if they’re that much lighter they must only have like, Strawberry and Vanilla, right? Wrong. They have like 30+ flavors with huge honkin’ chunks. Swedish Munchies has cookie dough and brownies! Bottom line, you can indulge in creamy rich ice creams that are super light and better for you, without wanting to curl up in a ball afterward.


Chocolate & Dessert Recipes for Valentine's Day

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, we are craving some soothing chocolates and chocolate desserts. It’s the perfect time of year to break out your favorite recipes or try new ones to add to your menu. In fact, we decided to break out some of our most coveted for Valentine’s Day 2022.

Chocolate Chocolate Cheesecake: You know what’s better than chocolate cheesecake? Chocolate Chocolate Cheesecake!

Irish Spiked Brownies: These Irish Spiked Brownies are an extra sweet treat. Featuring Guinness Draught Stout and Irish cream liqueur, the Irish elements blend beautifully into these brownies.

Mocha-Almond Meringue Cake: This Mocha-Almond Meringue Cake will knock your chocolate cravings out the park. Your taste buds will thank you for the ultimate satisfaction.

No-Bake Salted Caramel-Toffee Crunch Cheesecake: Our No-Bake Salted Caramel-Toffee Crunch Cheesecake will soothe your hunger away. Caramel, graham cracker crumbs, and chocolate toffee come together for one heavenly dessert.

Magic Brownie Bars: Combine coconut flakes, chocolate chips, and chopped walnuts to bring the magic to these Brownie Bars.

Pretzel Turtle Bars: If you ask us, it doesn’t get much better than pretzels and chocolate. These Pretzel Turtle Bars use that combination to perfection.

Vanilla-Raspberry Ice Cream Tart with Brownie Crust & Mocha Drizzle: This Vanilla-Raspberry Ice Cream Tart is the perfect Valentine’s Day dessert. Delicious ice cream, brownie, and smooth mocha drizzle. What more could you ask for?

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Coffee for the Holidays

Ah coffee, the beloved beverage we rely on for the morning wake up. And one of our favorites for warming up during the cold winter months. It’s always there when we need it. But are you using it to its fullest capability?

Coffee is a wonderful holiday ingredient. Not just to drink with cream and sugar, but to include in your dessert recipes, cozy cocktails, and more. This holiday season break out the coffee and take it to lengths you haven’t reached before. Here is our guide to coffee as a holiday ingredient!

Spiced Apple Coffee Cake with Pecan Oat Streusel: Apple, pecan, and coffee flavor makes for the perfect holiday dessert to us!

No-Bake Salted Caramel-Toffee Crunch Cheesecake: This fulfilling Salted Caramel-Toffee Crunch Cheesecake might become a new holiday tradition for your and your family!

Chocolate Chocolate Cheesecake: Why have chocolate cheesecake when you could have Chocolate Chocolate Cheesecake?

Mocha-Almond Meringue Cake: Mocha-Almond Meringue Cake is an excellent cozy dessert for the holidays. Nutty mocha-almond flavor combined with Meringue makes for a fantastic duo.

For a cozy holiday cocktail recipe, check out this video for Adult Mocha Milkshakes. Dessert in a glass and jolly for the holidays! 21+ only, we I.D.

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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!


Get More Out of S'mores

Happy National S’mores Day! These tasty treats are the star of summer campfires and backyard cookouts. Everyone loves the classic s’more, a harmonious sandwich of marshmallow and chocolate, stuffed between graham crackers. However, today we are suggesting more for your s’mores! Check out some of our favorite creative, next level s’more recipes to try at your next kick back.

Rice Krispie Treat S’mores: Is there anything better than marshmallows and chocolate? Well yes, marshmallows and chocolate AND rice krispie treats. Rice kispie treats will elevate your s’mores to an elite level of crispiness.

Candied Bacon S’mores: Candied bacon brings a wonderful sweet and savory mix. This is at the top of our list.

Roasted Berry S’mores: Berries pair wonderfully with chocolate, why not add them to your s’mores for a refreshing twist? We love roasted berries for a campfire aesthetic in the summer.

Salted Caramel S’mores: Decadent, gooey, and delicious Salted Caramel S’mores can become very addicting.

Tropical S’mores: These tropical s’mores will have you in vacation mode in your own backyard. Add some grilled pineapple, maraschino cherries, and toasted coconut to your s’mores and replace the graham crackers with white chocolate macadamia nut cookies. Paradise.

Chocolate Chip Cookie S’mores: This idea is simple, but oh-so delicious. Pack your s’more between your favorite chocolate chip cookies for more chocolaty goodness.

Elvis S’more: We all love a good Elvis sandwich, but how about an Elvis s’more? Peanut butter, banana, and bacon added to your s’more. Yum!

Grasshopper S’mores: This minty fresh recipe features dark chocolate mint, like an Andes, rather than your regular s’mores chocolate. A fun, tasty twist.

PB&J S’mores: Did you think we were done remixing sandwiches? Nope. Peanut butter and jelly s’mores are the best thing since sliced bread.

Caramel Apple S’mores: Last but not least, caramel apple s’mores. We recommend using a granny smith apple topped with a warm caramel drizzle.

On this National S’mores Day be sure to celebrate the right way. This year, we will be busy eating a bunch of these different recipes and highly recommend you do the same. The best part? All of your s’mores needs are conveniently located at your local Price Chopper & Market 32 or on our website.

Happy National S’mores Day!


Cinnamon Apples and Dip

by Jodie Fitz

1 Golden Delicious Apple
1 Gala Apple
¾ teaspoon PICS cinnamon
3 oz. PICS Greek vanilla yogurt
2 oz. PICS Vanilla low-fat yogurt
1 tablespoon caramel dip
1 tablespoon peanut butter or WOWButter®

Fold the yogurts together with the caramel dip, peanut butter (or WOWButter®) and ½ teaspoon of cinnamon.

Wash, core & slice the apples. Place the apples in a large snap & seal storage bag. Add in a few shakes of the cinnamon approximately a ¼ teaspoon, seal the bag & shake until the apples are coated with the cinnamon.

Serve the apples with the dip!

Thanksgiving YUM FUN:

For a Thanksgiving twist place the dip into a small bowl. Use either chocolate chips or raisins to serve as eyes on the dip & cut a small piece of apple to serve as a turkey beak. Place the cinnamon covered apples around the dip bowl, on a larger plate to serve as turkey feathers alternating the colors of the apples.

WOWButter® is a peanut free, tree nut free, gluten free peanut butter alternative that can be located in the allergy friendly aisle in your Price Chopper and Market 32 Supermarkets.

Snack, snack, snacking?   This recipe is great to pack in the lunchbox or to serve as an afterschool snack.  The cinnamon apples help to avoid the brown apple blah.

Storage?  You can keep cinnamon apples in a snap and seal storage bag in the refrigerator for several days.  And, the dip can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days – 7 days.

Kiddos in the Kitchen:  Every recipe has lessons to share with our children.  This recipe, even as simple as it is, teaches some of the following concepts:

Cutting and Knife safety
Measuring Ingredients
Avoiding browned apples
Food storage
Crafting with food


Pumpkin Hummus

by Jodie Fitz

1 can of PICS chickpeas

½ cup PICS pumpkin puree, 100%

1 large clove of garlic

3 tablespoons PICS olive oil

2 tablespoons tahini paste

1 tablespoon lemon juice

½ teaspoon sea salt

¼ teaspoon onion powder

¼ teaspoon garlic powder

1/8 teaspoon cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon coriander


Optional:  Pepitas and Chia Seeds


Drain the chickpeas and place them in mini chopper or food processor.  Add in the pumpkin puree, olive oil, garlic, tahini paste, lemon juice, sea salt, onion powder, garlic powder, cinnamon and coriander.


Blend the mixture together until the ingredients are mixed well.  You most likely will have to pause and scrape the ingredients down one or two times during the mixing process.


Pour the hummus into a bowl. 


Optional:  Sprinkle around the edge with pepitas and/or chia seeds.


DIPPING?  Dip with fresh veggies or pita chips.

How to Make Pitta Chips? 


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Cut your pita(s) with a pizza cutter into triangle pieces and tear them apart for a single layer.   Spray a nonstick baking sheet with a nonstick cooking spray.  Place the pita pieces on the tray.  Baste them with canola oil.  Stir together 1 teaspoon of salt, ½ teaspoon onion powder and a ¼ teaspoon garlic powder.  Sprinkle it on top and bake for 5 to 7 minutes.


Storing?  Keep your extra hummus in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 3 – 5 days.  You can store excess pita chips in a snap and seal style bag in the pantry for several days.


Lessons for Kids:  Every recipe has lessons to share with our children.  This recipe, even as simple as it is, teaches some of the following concepts:


·      Measuring ingredients

·      Can opening

·      Draining

·      Safety in using a food processor or mini chopper

·      Cutting and blade safety

·      Basting

·      Sprinkling

·      Prepping cookware

·      Baking and oven safety

·      Dipping

·      Food storage


Honey Apple Crisp

by Jodie Fitz

5 apples, large

3 tablespoons water

3 tablespoons PICS honey

1 teaspoon PICS cinnamon

¾ cup PICS brown sugar, light or dark

1/3 cup PICS butter, room temperature

½ cup PICS flour, all purpose

½ cup PICS rolled oats, old fashioned

Pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees.

Wash, peel, core and dice the apples.  Place them into a bowl.

Mix the water, honey & cinnamon together and stir it into the diced apples gently until the apples are fully coated.

Fill six 8 oz. glass mason jars three-quarters full with the mixture, packing it down.

In a separate bowl, mix the brown sugar, oats & flour together in a bowl with a fork. Using a pastry cutter (or a fork & knife) cut the butter into the mixture.  It will be done when it’s all mixed well and the butter has broken into small cut, coated pieces.

Evenly distribute the topping to the individual jars heaping it over the top just a little.

Bake the jars on a baking sheet for approximately 25 to 30 minutes; until the topping is golden brown & the fruit mixture is bubbling.

Serve warm with Honey Cream.

Prep Ahead:  This recipe can be made ahead.  You can add the covers and keep them in the refrigerator for several days in advance.  Remove the covers and bake the day you plan to serve.  Let the jars set out of the refrigerator for 30 minutes before placing them in the hot oven. 

Extras?  Simply put the covers on the mason jars and keep the extra crisps in the refrigerator for up to five days.

Little Chefs!  You can peel and slice the apples, let little chefs dice the apples with a plastic knife.

Kids in the Kitchen:  Every recipe has lessons to share with our children.  This recipe, even as simple as it is, teaches some of the following concepts:

  • Peeling & coring apples
  • Slicing and dicing
  • Knife safety
  • Measuring Ingredients
  • Stirring
  • Baking and oven safety
  • Food storage