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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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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

New England Comfort Food

With New England getting a snow storm every few days there’s no wonder why people are stocking up on their favorite comfort foods. In New England when we think of comfort food we imagine mouth-watering clam chowder, warm baked beans with brown bread, fresh popped popcorn, Drake’s snack cakes and Fall River’s own Hoo-Mee Chow Mein. Being cooped up in a house during a storm has never sounded so good until you have all your favorite comfort foods by your side. FamousFoods.com would like to offer not one but three Coupon Codes for February 21st – February 27th 2015. Enter the code that works best with your order total at checkout.

  • COLD: $5 off $35 or more.
  • COLDER: $10 off $65 or more.
  • COLDEST: $20 off $120 or more.

New England Comfort Food

New England Comfort Food

Isn’t comfort food just the best? New Englanders especially love their comfort food. It keeps them warm and happy during the long winter months! Here are some top picks to keep anyone cozy this winter.

  • B&M Baked Beans Original: B&M Original Baked Beans are cooked with sweet brown sugar, molasses, and tender pork. Here in Boston, we call that “wicked awesome”.
  • B&M Brown Bread: B&M Brown Bread in a can is customary New England bread. We think it’s best served fried with some butter on it.
  • Hoo-Mee Chow Mein: Fall River’s own Oriental Chow Mein Company has  has been turning out savory chow mein dishes for generations of New Englanders.
  • Bar Harbor New England Clam Chowder: Nothing says New England comfort food like delicious all-natural clam chowder.
  • Wabash Valley Farms Popcorn: When New Englanders are browsing for the best popcorn kernels they seek out Wabash Valley Farms, the best place to purchase specialty popcorn kernels
  • Drakes Snack Cakes: Drake’s has been providing New England with delicious snack cakes for over a century.

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Yummy New England Style Clam Chowder

All along the coast of New England, there is one food staple that you will see popup on restaurant menus, clam shack snack boards, and local grocery store circulars again and again. It’s secondary ingredients are potatoes, onions, and milk or cream. Can you guess what that food staple would be? If you are from New England, then you know right off hand what I’m talking about, if not then then I’m sure you have at least heard about this steaming concoction some New Englanders call “chowdah”.

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SeaWatch New England Style Clam Chowder

SeaWatch New England Style Clam Chowder has been produced by Sea Watch International for over 35 years. They start of with succulent sea clams that have been harvested in the Atlantic and add potatoes, sea clam juice, dehydrated celery, onions, and spices for even more flavor. Add in extra ingredients to make this chowder your very own. Some suggested extra ingredients could be bacon, thyme, basil, celery, chives, black pepper, and even Tabasco sauce–anything to make it your own! Continue reading

Grenadine Cocktails for Valentine’s Day

NEWSFLASH*** Valentine’s Day is less than two weeks away! We’ve pulled together cupid approved cocktails to complete your evening. Grenadine is a common ingredient in all of these recipes. FamousFoods.com suggests using Stirrings Authentic Grenadine Bar Ingredient. Unlike common grenadine mixes that are made with corn syrup and red #40 this mix uses crushed pomegranate seeds that reveal a bold red, sweet, with a bright pomegranate flavor. And of course you only want the best for you sweetheart so make sure to purchase Stirrings. The recipes we chose are perfect before, during, and after dinner. If it’s not quite 5 o’clock yet the Cherry Bomb is a delicious non-alcoholic drink. The very festive Sweetie Martini is made with white chocolate liqueur and will make a sweet after dinner drink for you and your loved one. My personal favorite is Jamaican Me Crazy made with rum, grenadine, and fresh juices. See all of the Grenadine Valentine’s Drinks below; click through to find the whole recipe.

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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