Contributed by Nicole from Cooking for Keeps There are many foods in this world I can’t live without, but at the top of the list? Mexican food and breakfast.  The moment I step out of bed in the morning I’m thinking about what I’m going to have for breakfast, and if I don’t get it within a thirty minute period, I’m, admittedly, not the most pleasant person to be around unfortunately. The people who have their cup of coffee and … continued…

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Contributed by Suzy from The Mediterranean Dish “If you really want to make a friend, go to someone’s house and eat with him…the people who give you their food give you their heart”- Cesar Chavez. Last Friday, my new friend Elizabeth invited me to dinner. The invitation was impromptu. It was not to a grand meal at someone’s home; that was not an option. Our families are both in the middle of a big move, and in the meantime, we … continued…

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Contributed by Nicole from Cooking for Keeps  My grandfather was 100% Greek, and while he wasn’t active in the church or many of the traditions that came along with it, he definitely passed along his love for Greek food to the family. I grew eating all sorts of varieties of traditional Greek food – pastitsio (beef and noodle casserole), moussaka (eggplant casserole), dolmades (rice and beef wrapped in grape leaves) and of course baklava. I love each dish equally and … continued…

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SNACK ON THIS!   When you were growing up, chances are you heard the eternal “don’t eat that you’ll spoil your appetite”. But snacks can keep younger kids from getting so hungry that they become cranky, and older kids from overeating larger meals. Snacks are important for hunger management and can also teach kids about the importance of good nutrition. It’s all about offering the right foods at the right times. The best snacks are higher in protein, low in … continued…

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We have a great recipe to share for a Blue Cheese Burger from our friends at Castello, come try a delicious sample prepared with our very own delicious Laura’s Lean Ground Beef and Castello Blue Cheese! Sampling events begin August 7th and run through August 14th in selected Albertson’s divisions. Scroll down to search for a sampling event at your local store. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity. We’d love to see you there! Albertson’s Southern California (From 10AM  - 4PM) Date … continued…

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Contributed by Nicole from Cooking for Keeps  Sometimes dinner needs to be easy. Really easy.  I find this especially true in these crazy summer months when one week feels as if it quickly blends into the next week in mere seconds. Each day is busier than the last, and you find yourself barely having time to get a good night’s sleep let alone a delicious meal on the table. I have a vast variety of quick-cooking meals up my sleeve … continued…

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Before you know it, Summer will be over. Days will be shorter and it will be time again for backpacks, homework …and for many, loads of snow, ice and slush. So make the most of the next few weeks to get out there and finish off the season with some fun activities!   WATER + BALLONS = FUN!   Alright – so if you haven’t yet enjoyed a good old water balloon fight, this is an absolute end of Summer … continued…

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Watermelon: The Perfect Family Fun Month Treat   Family Fun Month is here and what better way to enjoy the summer season than with some delicious watermelon. For those of us who haven’t grown out of the excitement that comes from the sight of watermelon alone, here are some fun ideas for the whole family to enjoy! Remember these are just some thought starters. There are so many more ways to have fun with watermelon so enjoy!       … continued…

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Come sample our delicious Spicy Tomato Burgers prepared with Laura’s Lean Ground Beef and Red Gold Tomatoes. Healthier doesn’t have to be boring. We’ll prove it! This yummy for your tummy recipe is not only tasty but is made with Laura’s Lean 92% ground beef that is all natural, free of antibiotics and hormones and contains only 9 grams of fat per serving! Sampling events begin Friday, July 31st and run through Tuesday, August 4th. Scroll down to search for … continued…

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Contributed by Nicole from Cooking for Keeps To me, summer is pools and sunshine. It’s lazy weekend mornings. Brunch and dinner alfresco. Sweet strawberries and peaches so fresh, the juice runs all the way from the peach down your chin, to your arm and all the way to the floor. Backyard barbecues. Iced Coffee. Frozen yogurt. But perhaps the one item that epitomizes summer to me the most, is a perfectly grilled burger. While I appreciate and crave a classic … continued…

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