More Fall Favorites for Less!

Dear Cooking Fans and Foodies,

Over the last few weeks you have been stocking up on your favorite fall favorites. You may not have heard as of yet, but there is a new fall favorite to add to your dinner table. BELL’s has introduced Chicken Flavored Stuffing! Being the oldest and premier purveyor of stuffing, seasonings and spices guarantees this stuffing is going to be delicious.

New Bells seasoningBELL’S Chicken Flavored Stuffing

Bell’s Stuffing is the ideal side-dish with almost any meal. Made with genuine Bell’s seasoning and real chicken broth this is sure to be a favorite with everyone!

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To help out with your orders of fall favorites we are having 3 coupon codes this week. Starting October 17 use one of these coupon codes to save:

  • Save $5 off $30 or more when you use Coupon Code:  MAPLE
  • Save $10 off $60 or more when you use Coupon Code: BIRCH
  • Save $20 off $100 or more when you use Coupon Code: ELM

Coupon Codes expire Friday, October 23, 2015.

MAPLE Coupon

Autocrat Coffee Syrup 32 oz.Autocrat 32oz

Autocrat Coffee Syrup is known for its smooth rich taste. The finest coffee extracts are used to create this addictive concoction. Add two tablespoons of coffee syrup mixed with a tall glass of milk for a delightful spin on plain milk.

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One Pie PumpkinOne-Pie Pumpkin

Continue a New England tradition by baking a One-Pie Pumpkin pie this fall. Generations of New Englanders have kept this as their main ingredient in their own holiday pies. Bake homemade cookies, cakes and muffins with pure prepared pumpkin from One-Pie.

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Peggy Lawton Chip CookiePeggy Lawton 

New Englanders have fallen in love with Peggy Lawston’s Fudge Brownies, Choco-Chip, Butter Crunch, Oatmeal, Sugar Shortbread and Chunk Chocolate cookies.

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Milk Lunch Crackers

Heritage Mills Milk Lunch Crackers

These round classic crackers, oozing with nostalgia and charm, are light and crispy with a hint of sweetness that can be perfectly paired with a glass of milk, coffee or tea.

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B&M Brown Bread and Baked BeansBrown_Bread_with_Raisins Maple

Slow-baking is the key factor to B&M’s savory baked bean recipes. Flavors include: Original, Bacon & Onion, Maple, Country Style, and Vegetarian.  Serve your baked beans with delicious brown bread!
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Weekly Halloween Riddle

What is a ghost’s favorite pie?

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Want to take a ghoulish guess? Be the first one to comment on our Facebook page with the correct answer and you will receive a gift of a few New England comfort foods. Contest begins Saturday, October 17 and ends October 19 at 5PM EDT. (Please comment on the post that contains the image with the riddle.)

Congratulations to Katherine M. of South Carolina for being last week’s winner!

-The Gang at FamousFoods.com

Funny Bones + 3-day shipping on Gaspar’s Meats are back!

Fall Greetings Cooking Fans & Foodies!

We have lots of exciting news and offers this week so let’s get to it!

Now that the weather is starting to cool around the country we are bringing back the 3-day shipping option on meats! You may now select the 3-day option at check out and save up to 30% or more on the shipping cost when compared to 2-day service! This is shaping up to be a great week to stock up on your Gaspar’s favorites and in case you need more incentive…

Save 10% when you spend $25 or more!

This week, spend $25 or more and save and additional 10% on your order! Simply enter the coupon code FALL2015 at checkout to take advantage of the instant savings!

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  1. HOO MEE CHOW MEIN 12-PACK – The best Chow Mein mix in New England. Since 1926 Hoo Mee has been a tradition in local restaurants and households.
  2. AUTOCRAT COFFEE SYRUP 3/32 oz BOTTLES – Experience the rich coffee flavor of Rhode Island’s favorite coffee syrup.
  3. B&M ORIGINAL BAKED BEANS -Look no further than B&M for an amazing fall comfort food!
  4. BELL’S READY MIXED STUFFING – Not enough time to make your own stuffing from scratch? Enjoy the next best thing in a fraction of the time with Bell’s Ready-Mixed Stuffing!
  5. HERITAGE MILLS LUNCH MILK CRACKERS – Buy in bulk now and stock up for those Thanksgiving stuffing recipes!

 The long awaited Drake’s Funny Bones are back!

Funny Bones smallEnjoy Drake’s frosted peanut butter creme filled devil’s food cakes.  Each box contains 10 fresh frosted cream filled devil’s food cakes (Total 20).

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Weekly Halloween Riddle!

What do ghost drink when they are thirsty?

Want to take a ghoulish guess? Be the first one to comment on our Facebook page with the correct answer you will receive a gift of a few New England comfort foods. Contest begins Saturday, October 3 at 12-Noon and ends 10/6.

The Gang at FamousFoods.com

Cinco de Mayo Menu – Margaritas Included

Cinco de Mayo Menu

Preparing a Cinco de Mayo menu? Don’t Cinco de Mayo Menu Margaritaforget the margarita mix, salt, and lime! We’ve put together 3 recipes for you to try! Stirrings Simple Margarita Mix makes crafting the perfect drinks easy and delicious. Their mouth-watering recipes will be the highlight of your Cinco de Mayo menu. Make sure to order your Stirrings products in time for  May!

Follow these instructions to make Stirrings Simple Margaritas: Serves 2

Combine 4 oz. of Stirrings Simple Margarita Cocktail Mixer with 3 oz. of tequila. Mix in a blender with a large amount of ice until cocktails are blended (about 25 seconds). Use Stirrings Margarita Rimmer to coat the glass with salt, pour, and drink in the south-of-the border flavors.

Bar-Tender’s Instant Margarita Easy 1-2-3 Directions

MargaritaBar-Tender’s Instant Margarita Mix is a simple yet delicious way to shake up your Cinco de Mayo menu. The recipe is easy as 1, 2, 3!

1. Put jigger (1 1/2 oz.) of tequila and 1 jigger of cold water in a shaker
2. Pour in the contents of 1 pouch of Bar-Tender’s Instant Margarita Mix and shake well with ice.
3. Strain into a 5 oz. cocktail glass which you have prepared by “salting the rim” (moisten rim & dip in salt).

WatermelonMixer25.4Watermelon Margarita
The recipe serves 2

Pour ingredients in shaker with ice. Shake until well-blended and serve in salted rimmed glass. For a sweet-tart margarita choose Stirrings Pomegranate Martini Mixer in place of the Watermelon Mix.

 

Cinco de Mayo Menu: Food

pigs in ponchosWhen we think of Cinco de Mayo food our first thought is most likely “tacos” but have you ever heard of Pigs in Ponchos? We hadn’t either until we stumbled upon a recipe from Rachel Ray on our Pinterest. Pigs in Ponchos are hot dogs wrapped in flour tortillas that are coated with mustard, salsa verde, refried beans, and cheese!  For the “pig” part of this recipe try Kayem Deli Hot Dogs or their other varieties. The hot dogs are parbroiled and wrapped up before grilled. Full recipe can be found at www.rachaelraymag.com.

 Save 10% with Coupon Code

To help you get ready for your fiesta FamousFoods.com has created a coupon code for 4/24/15 – 5/1/15 so you can receive your order in time for Cinco de Mayo. Enjoy 10% off your order when you use the Coupon Code: CINCODEMEMAYO at check-out.

REMINDER: Tuesday April 28th is the last day to check 3-day shipping on products from Gaspar’s Linguica and Chourico. After that it will be switched to 2-day shipping.  This helps assure us that your order of meats will arrive in good standing. Orders that are going to states that will be experiencing warmer weather should order by April 28th to receive the most cost effective pricing.

Cinco de MayoSee our full selection of Stirrings Rimmer Cocktail Garnishes Rimmers

 Introducing Stirrings 5 Calorie Cocktail Mixes! 

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Save 10% Off Hometown Favorites

Summer time is coming and that means that 3-day shipping on products from Gaspar’s and Kayem will be switched to 2-day shipping starting Tuesday April 28th. This helps assure us that your order of meats will arrive in good standing. Orders that are going to states that will be experiencing warmer weather should order by April 28th to receive the most cost effective pricing. Stock up on your hometown favorites like Kayem’s Hot Dogs, Gaspar’s Linguica and Chourico, Autocrat Coffee Syrup, Hoo-Mee Chow Mein, and Del’s Lemonade. Use Coupon Code: HOMETOWN to receive 10% off your order at check-out! Valid 4.18 – 4.24.2015

Hometown Favorite #1: Autocrat Coffee Syrup

Autocrat 32oz

 

Autocrat’s premium syrup has been on retailer’s shelves for over 100 years. Honorably named the Official State Drink of Rhode Island, this iconic beverage has put smiles on the faces of generations of New Englanders. This coffee syrup is a favorite of both kids and adults alike! Purchase your 32oz. bottle of Autocrat Coffee Syrup today!

Hometown Favorite #2: Gaspar’s Chourico & Linguica

chourico football foodGaspar’s Chourico is a spicy sausage with a heartier flavor and with unique spices that are known to kick it up a notch or two!
Gaspar’s Linguica is a mild pork sausage still crafted using an old Portuguese recipe. It is a fine blend of lean pork with a mixture of basic spices such as vinegar, salt, paprika and garlic.

Hometown Favorite #3: Hoo Mee Chow Mein

Hoo Mee Chow Mein

The Original Hoo Mee Chow Mein is a local favorite in New England. A popular dish is a Chow Mein Sandwich, if you haven’t had one yet what are you waiting for? Restaurants up and down the East Coast serve hot Chow Mein Sandwiches made specifically with Hoo-Mee Chow Mein. It’s the flat shape and crispy texture that sets these noodles apart and make them unique to the New England region. Each box contains noodles and gravy mix.

 

Hometown Favorite #4: Del’s Lemonade

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New Englanders can’t go a summer without slurping up a cup of delicious icy Del’s Lemonade. This beverage has become an iconic symbol for Rhode Island summers and continues to delight the taste buds of families around the country. Complete your summer with Del’s!

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Save 10% with Coupon Code “EBUNNY”

Hello there Foodies and Cooking Fans,

We promise you Spring is on it’s way and so is Easter! Here in New England we have been bombarded with snow for the whole month of March but we know there’s light at the end of this snowy tunnel. So to brighten up your spirits as well as ours, we’re kicking off Spring with 10% off store wide from March 21st until April 3rd! Use Coupon  Code: EBUNNY at checkout and the 10% will automatically be deducted.

Coupon Code EBUNNY

We’re welcoming back Amaral’s Portuguese Easter Sweetbread with 2 Hard Boiled Eggs and 6-Pack Portuguese Mini Easter Sweetbreads with 1 Hard Boiled Egg.  Amaral’s “Folar”, which is a sweetbread that has hard boiled eggs baked into the loaf, is made from an old family recipe which began over fifty years ago in Sao Miguel, Portugal. In the spring, this Portuguese Sweetbread is purchased for Easter, the eggs in the bread symbolize rebirth. Folar is not just served at Easter but rather is often consumed at family gatherings and at family parties throughout the year. And of course Amaral’s Bakery still bakes 16 oz. and 28 oz. fresh sweetbreads for you all year long!

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Order early and make a note that your purchase is for Easter and we will ship accordingly. Please have West Coast orders placed by Thursday March 26th to avoid expedited shipping. All orders east of the Mississippi can be placed as late as Monday March 30th to be received by Easter Sunday.

Don’t forget to stuff Easter baskets with your favorite Jelly Belly beans and candy:

BeanBoozled Jelly Beans box

BeanBoozled jelly beans come in 20 flavors, 10 weird and wild flavors matched up with 10 look-alike tasty flavors. Is the white jelly bean Coconut, or is it Baby Wipes? Perhaps the green bean is lawn clipping flavor, or maybe it’s delicious Lime. You might not know when you will be bamboozled by a weird flavor. A key on the back of each box gives clues to the surprises found inside, but the beans look so similar, every bite will be a surprising dare.

 

Bertie BottsHarry Potter fans, become a risk taker, or, at the very least, a student of subtle distinctions as you attempt to identify which Bertie Botts Beans are tasty and which of them are totally NOT. They come in 20 flavors. First, the ones you might expect: Banana, Blueberry, Cherry, Cotton Candy, Green Apple, Lemon, Marshmallow, Tutti-Fruitti, and Watermelon. Second, the flavors that may surprise you:  Black Pepper, Booger, Dirt, Earthworm, Earwax, Grass, Rotten Egg, Sausage, Soap, and Vomit.

 

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Harvest Sweets Premium luscious chocolate truffles will be delicious treats for an Easter basket. Their dried fruit drenched in rich milk chocolate will prepare you for spring! Varieties include dried cherries, dried blueberries key lime mango, and sweetened diced orange peel.

 

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Gonsalves Sugar Coated Almonds look a lot like colorful pastel Easter eggs! Have them after Easter dinner for a cute and tasty treat!

 

 

We hope you enjoy your hop into spring!

-The Gang at FamousFoods.com

 

The Irish Boiled Dinner, Not So Irish?

For years and years you were led to believe that every St. Patrick’s Day you were to eat a boiled dinner because it was an Irish meal. Come to find out that this so-called Irish boiled dinner may not have originated in Ireland after all.

Boiled Dinner

The Origin of the Boiled Dinner

The recipe people have become familiar with includes: corned beef, potatoes, cabbage, carrots, and a few other vegetable variations, however this exact recipe did not originate in Ireland. In Ireland the preferred meat was pork not beef because it was not as costly. Their ideal cut was called “Irish Bacon”, it’s lean and somewhat similar to Canadian bacon. In Irish households pork and potatoes would boil for hours before being served for dinner.

During the late 1700’s to early 1800’s Irish immigration sky-rocketed in America, bringing in new traditions and in this case new recipes. In the United States beef was the affordable meat staple of working families. Newly situated Irish immigrant families could not necessarily budget in buying pork so they switched to beef. Alas corned beef and cabbage is born! Hey now! Where did the cabbage come from? Potatoes in America were more expensive than cabbage and cabbage proved to still provide a hearty dish when cooked with corned beef. In more recent history other vegetables and potatoes have been added.Boiled Dinner fact

So there you have it. The so-called “Irish Boiled Dinner” actually originated in the the east coast of the United States. A less popular way of referring to this dinner is “New England Boiled Dinner.” I think Stephanie Butler said it perfectly when she said Irish boiled dinner is ” as American as apple pie.”

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Enjoy savings during FamousFoods.com’s St. Patrick’s Day Sale! Spend $40 or more and receive 15% off your order. Offer is valid between 3/14 to 3/20/2015. Please use coupon code: STPATTY15 at checkout.

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Baked Beans and a Give-A-Way!

baked beans with toast

Greetings Cooking Fans and Foodies,

Remember when you and your family would have a Sunday bean pot meal? It certainly  is an old-school New England dish. Especially when you add grilled brown bread, Kayem franks and TownTalk New England Style hot dog buns. I encourage you to bring that tradition back. We borrowed a recipe from R&M International (the makers of the wonderfully nostalgic ceramic bean pots on our website)  on how to make homemade traditional baked beans! [Click for Recipe]

The ingredients required in this recipe are: pea beans, salt pork, salt, molasses, dry mustard, and brown sugar. This specific recipe takes up to 8 hours to near completion using a ceramic bean pot. If eight hours sounds too long to make your own then I suggest you enjoy B&M’s ready made baked beans in a variety of flavors. Heat beans up in a bean pot for a traditional nostalgic appeal. Continue reading