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Easy Eats: Grandma’s Creamy Tomato Bow Tie Fumé

September 21, 2014

The Pasta for EveryoneGrandma's Creamy Tomato Bowtie Fumé

Bow tie pasta intermingled with bacon, tomato, parmesan cheese and basil. This one’s got something for everyone. Read more…

Tailgating with a Pinch of Fall Flavor

September 19, 2014

Fall Foods for Your Next Tailgate Party
Football food ideas.

For some, fall is defined by pumpkin pie and apple picking, sweater weather and toasty fires. But for others, fall represents something, well, a little less cute and cozy. Fall means football – tailgates and touchdowns.

At most traditional tailgates, you’ll find a variety of lawn games, alcoholic (and non-alcoholic) beverages, and food – lots and lots of food. Burgers, hot dogs and brats are commonly grilled up right in the lot, while many also bring cold dishes like coleslaw and potato salad.

But what if you want a combo? A blend of pregame, parking lot food, plus the flavors of comfy fall classics? Read more…

Easy Eats: Smoky Potato Skillet

September 15, 2014

Simple Potato Skillet with a Tasty Twist

Coborn's Blog: Smoky Potato SkilletThis dish is convenient because it uses packaged au gratin potatoes. You can always change it up by substituting a different mix, such as scalloped potatoes with sour cream & chives. A quick meal you can prepare and serve in 30 minutes. Read more…

Inside CobornsDelivers: Coborn’s Diner

September 11, 2014

Stress Free Dinner from Coborn’s Diner

Coborns Diner DinnerPiano lessons on Monday nights, dance class Wednesdays and swimming on Fridays. That’s the schedule at my house this fall. Unless we want to eat dinner at 8 pm, I need to be very strategic with my meal planning and preparations.

Thankfully, I can turn to CobornsDiner for dinnertime help. There are a number of delicious, cooked entrees that can help me save time as my family juggles various activities during the week. Plus, with a quick click of a button these meals are delivered to my door with my Twin Cities grocery delivery. Bonus! Read more…

Healthy Human Treats for Your Cat or Dog

September 9, 2014

Safe Human Food for Cats and Dogs

Pet owners are crazy about their pets. In fact, 91 percent of pet owners view their pet as being a beloved member of the family. At dinnertime, some dog and cat lovers have a hard time resisting pets’ longing looks and give in, sneaking them treats. But not all human food is good for dogs and cats. What are healthy choices?

According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, as a rule, cats and dogs should eat cat food and dog food for ideal health. On occasion, though, specific Minnesota groceries in small doses can be healthy treats, according to The Pet Collective and pets.webmd.com.

Here are human food items they say are OK for pets—again, in small doses!

Safe For Cats – in Small Servings

Safe for Dogs – in Small Servings

Although some foods may be less hazardous for your pets, others pose some serious threats. These foods should be avoided for your furry friends.

Dangerous Foods

  • Raw fish, even sushi-grade
  • Onions and chives
  • Uncooked Eggs
  • Bones
  • Fat trimmings
  • Caffeine
  • Milk
  • Grapes
  • Raisins

When you’re buying Minnesota groceries, remember to order cat food and dog food for your pets. And on occasion when you can’t give in to those big brown eyes, you can give them small doses of approved “people foods” for a special treat.

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Easy Eats: Blueberry Chicken Salad

September 5, 2014

Adding an Extra Boost of Flavor to your Chicken Salad

blueberry chicken saladBlueberries are a sweet addition to a traditional chicken salad. Don’t be afraid to substitute cooked turkey for the chicken, if you have it.

SERVES: 4
PREP TIME: 10 Minutes
COOK TIME: 120 Minutes

Ingredients

1 cup Plain Yogurt
1/4 cup Mayonnaise
Salt and Pepper to taste
1 cup Celery and Onion mix
16 oz. Blueberries
12 oz. (approx. 2 cups) precooked Chicken or Turkey.

Directions

Step 1. In a medium bowl, combine plain yogurt with mayonaise, salt and pepper. Add celery and onion mix, blueberries and chicken breast; mix well.

Step 2. Cover and refrigerate until well chilled, about 2 hours.

Shop smarter with CobornsDelivers. We’re not your typical grocery store. We’re better. Shop from organized shopping lists, choose produce based on expert ratings, support local growers and suppliers, get recipe ideas, buy meals in 1-Click, and more.

Quick School Day Breakfasts: Cooking Bacon in the Microwave

September 5, 2014

Protein Packed Breakfast in Six Minutes or Less

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, especially for kids heading off to school. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, eating breakfast is associated with higher test scores, better memory, improved attention span and healthier body weight.

Bacon

But if your household is like mine, mornings are chaos! “Where’s your backpack?” “You forgot your lunchbox at school?” “What do you mean you have no clean socks?” Insanity!

When you’re throwing together breakfast—while juggling about 10 other morning tasks—one quick way to add protein to your family’s breakfast is by cooking bacon in the microwave. Remember to include bacon when you’re purchasing your Minnesota groceries so you’re ready for the mornings ahead. Read more…

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