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 What’s not to love about sun-dried tomatoes, chicken, and pasta with a healthy kick of red pepper flakes! This dish comes together quickly with wonderful rich flavor, a perfect evening meal for a busy family. Let’s get cooking. Chicken Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomatoes  Ingredients • 3 large garlic cloves, minced • 1 jar (4 oz.) sun-dried tomatoes in oil • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into 1-inch cubes or larger • kosher salt • paprika • 1 cup heavy whipping cream • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan, plus more for serving with the pasta • 8 oz. penne pasta • 1 Tbsp. Italian Seasoning • 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes, or more, to taste • Fresh Italian Parsley chopped fine for garnish Drain sun-dried tomatoes from oil; reserve 2 Tbsp. of this drained oil for sautéing. Season the cubed chicken with kosher … Continue reading

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Any good American holiday, like the Fourth of July revolves around food and our favorite on the center of the plate for summer is the burger! First up is a trifecta of flavors with our Black Angus Premium Choice ground beef, Tickler Cheddar cheese and our own Festival Foods smokehouse bacon. We call it the Tickler Bacon Burger, easy to prepare but mouth-watering, big flavor. The Cheese Sauce can be made the day before, chilled and then reheated and served, making this entertaining-friendly. For those looking for some options other than beef burgers we have a few ground chicken burger recipes that are very tasty, our latest ground chicken recipe is a Mexican Chicken Burger. A colorful chopped salad recipe that tastes like summer is our Mexican Chopped Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing and we think it’s a perfect salad to accompany  the Mexican Chicken Burger. The Fourth of July … Continue reading

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Tender beef, butter, onions, Lawry’s seasoned salt and fresh French bread, the makings of our Tender Beef and Cheese Sandwich, a hearty sandwich that’s crowd tested and approved. Grab those ingredients and away we go!   Melt 2 Tbsp. of butter in a large skillet and add sliced onions, stir together. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until onions are soft and light brown (about 7-10 minutes). While the onions are cooking, slice the Cube steak, slice against—or perpendicular to—the grain. Season sliced cube steak with Lawry’s seasoning. Be generous as it offers a lot of flavor. Transfer the onions from the skillet to a plate. Now it’s time to cook the meat.Add 2 Tbsp. butter to the same skillet. Turn the heat to high, let the butter begin to brown. Add the meat to the hot skillet in a single layer. Do not stir. Fry until meat is browned on … Continue reading

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The fresh Halibut season has begun in the US and the fillets have been awesome! One of our favorite recipes for Hallibut is Fish Tacos with Chunky Guacamole. This recipe also works well for Shrimp Tacos, use some shredded Spanish Manchego Cheese for a lovely combination with the shrimp. Guacamole is also a healthy snack that takes very little time to prepare, we have Guacamole at our house at least once per week. Guacamole is a lovely side to so many dishes. Another fabulous recipe for Halibut is Roasted Halibut with Red Bell Peppers, ask our butchers to remove the skin on the Halibut for you to save time. Click on the photo below for the recipe.   Source: eatingwell.com via Festival on Pinterest   Nothing says spring like a delicious dish made with Asparagus! We found this recipe for Absurdly Addictive Asparagus on Food52.com and fell in love, let … Continue reading

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  With Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans we thought a Muffuletta Sandwich might be on your menu. This recipe for Muffuletta sandwich with Olive salad is a hearty sandwich with lots of tradition, our recipe is for individual Mufulletta sandwiches but if you wish you can use a round loaf of bread and make one large sandwich and cut into servings. If you’re short of time we have The Griller, our 48 ounce sandwich and a winner with every crowd. An easy sandwich that is always a pleaser and one that you can make the night before are these Mini Ham Sandwiches, they are usually the first thing on our table to disappear!  If crockpot food is what you are looking for, this is a killer recipe for Pulled Pork Sliders. Big Rick’s is our preferred BBQ sauce to use for these sliders and most recipes because of the … Continue reading

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It’s time to start getting that plan for the Thanksgiving dinner menu together! First things first, how are you going to prepare the turkey? We suggest our Apple Cider-Brined Roasted Turkey recipe, an incredibly moist and flavorful turkey to serve for the holiday. On our Thanksgiving Menu, traditional stuffing is a must and our recipe for Grandma’s Savory Herb Stuffing is an easy recipe that would make Grandma proud! If you love wild rice, our Savory Wild Rice Stuffing recipe offers a little twist on tradition. Another side dish recipe that is “sweet” to complement your savory items is our recipe for Sweet Potato Praline Casserole. It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving dinner without mashed potatoes and gravy and one of our favorite gravy recipes is our White Wine Turkey Gravy. We like to say that we offer options for all kinds of cooks. We offer the highest quality ingredients for those … Continue reading

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  How would you like to sleep-in on Thanksgiving Day and still serve a fabulous Thanksgiving dinner? We have some delicious fuss-free options for your entire menu that can make it possible for you to enjoy the day and your guests. We have solutions to take care of the entire meal and all you have to do is heat and serve or if you prefer cooking your turkey we can still provide all of the sides and desserts for you.Our Thanksgiving Guide provides all of the details for planning your holiday meal.  You may order on-line or call your favorite Festival Foods location and speak to our Deli Team. If you are prefer cooking  your turkey, here is a chart to help you estimate how large of a turkey to purchase for the number of guests you are serving:  

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Scare up some Halloween fun food and get your BOOFFET put together with some of our delicious prepared foods and recipes! We like to include Mini Ham Sandwiches on our menu because you can make them a day ahead and just pop them in the oven before your guests arrive. If you’re a little more adventurous how about making Boofalo Chicken Sliders using our Buffalo Burger recipe, a tasty slider with a little kick. Our Killer Artichoke Bread is to die for! A really easy recipe with excellent flavor your guest will love. Our Queso recipe is another item that can be made ahead and re-heated before serving with your choice of tortilla chips. If you don’t want to do any cooking we have a fa (boo)lous selection of prepared items in our Deli: Fiesta Taco Dip Boofalo Chicken Dip Bacon Chive Dip Texas Caviar Fresh Pizza including our special … Continue reading

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We are kicking off a new menu this week, every night you can count on enjoying fresh prepared meals from our kitchen by our talented staff! Feeding your family great tasting food at a very reasonable price was the goal for our new program and we are thrilled with the results. On Sundays we offer our hot 8-piece bucket of Fried Chicken for $6.99 all day, our recipe for the fried chicken was perfected over thirty years ago! Our wildly popular Pot Pie Monday begins at 4 pm with our hot homemade Pot Pies for $4.99 each while they last! These have proved so popular, many guests call and reserve their pot pies. Tuesday’s menu happens to be my very favorite – hot out of the oven and ready to serve- Mom’s Meatloaf with Roasted Red Potatoes for only $9.99! Wednesday’s are heat & serve ready Lasagna Rollups, serves 2 … Continue reading

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Labor Day is the unofficial end of summer and many of us celebrate with picnics, parties, weekend getaways and other popular summer activities over the holiday weekend. Food is what ties most of these events together so lets get busy and figure out what to serve! If you have weekend guests you don’t want to fuss with a complicated breakfast, best solution an oven breakfast that some of the work can be done the night before serving. This recipe for Bacon, Tomato and Cheddar Breakfast Bake with Eggs is perfect for beginning the day whether breakfast or brunch. Leave lunch up to our Deli team and pick up a couple of The Grillers for lunch, throw them on the grill for a short time and you have an awesome sandwich that you can enjoy between activities. After activity filled days you should plan on some appetizers. A staple for any … Continue reading

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