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.

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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.

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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!

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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

How Sweet It Is To Have Chocolate

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Valentine’s Day is just a week away and you are probably scrambling to find the perfect gift and sweets for your significant other. Have no fear! FamousFoods.com has great selections of candy and sweets to choose from. The most popular one is the Harvest Sweets Chocolate Covered Truffles Variety 3 Pack. It includes Milk Chocolate Strawberry Truffles, Milk Chocolate Peach Truffles, and Dark Chocolate Raspberry Truffles. Each style of truffle is filled with a white chocolate ganache flavored with sweet fruit puree and luscious cream. Your valentine will be saying, “how sweet it is to have you!” Other fruit truffle flavors include: blueberry, key lime, orange, and raspberry. 

Harvest Sweets doesn’t stop there, they specially make dozens of varieties of chocolates. If you are sticking to the Valentine’s Day colors like red and pink then Chocolate Covered Cranberries, Strawberries, Cherries, and Raspberry fruit and truffles will be the perfect picks! These sweets are definitely cupid approved.

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Milk Chocolate Covered Cranberries: The sweet cranberries are collected from area bogs, dried, and then covered in blissful milk chocolate to make this special Cape Cod Cranberry candy complete. Also available in Dark Chocolate.

Milk Chocolate Covered Strawberries: Milk chocolate and strawberries are a winning combination for anyone who enjoys sensational fruit drenched in velvety chocolate. Also try Dark Chocolate.

Dark Chocolate Covered Cherries: Delicious chocolate covered dried cherries by Harvest Sweets are a delicious grouping of flavors. Enjoy their Milk Chocolate as well. Continue reading

Save 15% on Football Sunday Food Favorites

Greetings Cooking Fans and Foodies,

The past week has brought us nail-biting football games and for the lucky ones great food to grub on while watching the NFC and AFC playoffs. (pssst if you weren’t one of the ones check out our recipes below!) We’d like to say congratulations to the New England Patriots on their win against Baltimore Ravens. We thought we would celebrate with an awesome coupon code. This week football and foodie fans can save 15% on orders of $30 or more. Just use the Coupon code: FOOTBALL15 during check out. Deal is valid from 1/17/15-1/23/15.

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So while you are watching your favorite team this weekend, why not enjoy Kayem’s Cocktail Franks? They were just added to our store and what perfect timing. The AFC and NFC Conference Championships this weekend will determine who will be making it to the Super Bowl. And of course our beloved New England Patriots will be playing Sunday night at 6:40PM against the Indianapolis Colts. As you get fired up for the game don’t miss out on game-winning appetizers. Kayem’s Cocktail Franks are premium pork and beef  and will be the perfect addition to your football Sunday. A quick Google search brought up endless possibilities on what you can make with these mini franks. Some favorites include Sweet & Sour Smokies and Kayem suggested making Zesty Pigs in a Blanket. The Sweet & Sour Smokies are an easy snack if you have a crockpot: just add 8 oz. of grape jelly, 8 oz. of chili sauce and Kayem’s Cocktail Franks. They will be done in about 2 hours! Like your food spicy? Use Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce. And speaking of Sriracha we must mention a recipe a foodie fan sent us…it involves Sriracha, honey and chicken wings, must we say more? Check out the rest of our Football Food Line Up:

Holiday Sale–Ends 12/12/14

December 25th is approaching and this is the week to consider a gift of your favorite fresh baked New England foods. Our holiday sale this week has prices up to 30% off!

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DID YOU KNOW?

Everyone wants to get their holiday shopping finished early but when the gift is fresh baked or perishable you also want the order to be received as fresh and as close to the holiday event as possible. FamousFoods.com is happy to accommodate! Simply leave us a message in the comments section when you check out if you would like your shipment delivered by a certain day! We will do our best to hit your target delivery date within 1 business day* Continue reading

Black Friday – Cyber Monday Sale

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This is the BIG weekend! We are pulling out all of the stops and featuring some of our best prices EVER on some great holiday gifts and New England food favorites. To top it all off we are offering a couple of fantastic “Doorbuster deals.” These doorbusters will only be available until all allotted units have been scooped up!

In addition to the Doorbusters we have also lowered prices on lots of our popular holiday items. See the list of our best Black Friday deals below!

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