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December 2009

• Artichoke & Red Pepper Bruschetta • Lemon Basil Seafood Salad • Almond Tea Latte • Layered Coconut Chocolate Cheesecake

Cover Recipe — Roasted Pork Crown Roast with Oyster-Pecan Dressing & Apple Cider Glaze Courtesy of Chef Mark Holley (Page 14)

Inviting Appetizers Mediterranean-Style Starters

Gaea Straight from the finest olive groves in Greece, these tasty olives are bursting with rich, hearty flavor. Serve alone or in your favorite recipes. Pimento Stuffed, Olympian, Kalamata and more. Look for special pricing.

Artichoke and Red Pepper Bruschetta INGR E DI E NTS

1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil 16 oz. cherry peppers, finely chopped

1 tsp. lemon juice

1 onion, finely chopped

Salt and pepper to taste

/4 tsp. crushed garlic

36 diagonally-cut slices sourdough baguette


Reese High in vitamin C and iron, Reese Artichokes are a healthy way to keep hunger at bay while you add the finishing touches to your meal. Hearts and Bottoms. (14 oz.) Look for special pricing.

/4 cup Mezzetta Olives, chopped


2 (14 oz.) jars artichoke hearts, drained and finely chopped

/2 cup Parmesan cheese


/4 cup parsley, minced



Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in peppers, onion and crushed garlic and cook until softened. Stir in artichokes, parsley, olives and lemon juice. Season to taste with salt and pepper and remove from heat. Arrange bread on a baking sheet. Broil 4 – 6 inches from heat until toasted on 1 side. Remove from oven and turn the slices over. Spoon mixture equally on the untoasted side of the bread and sprinkle with cheese. Serves 12.

Arriba! Pioneering fire-roasted salsas since 1988, Riba Foods’ Arriba! Salsas are just what you need to get the party started. Mild, Medium, Hot and Chipotle. (16 oz.) $2.79

Mezzetta These zesty olives make a perfect, guilt-free appetizer and add rich depth to your favorite recipes. Just open a jar and enjoy! Garlic Stuffed and Jalapeño Stuffed (10 oz.) $5.99 Calamata and Pitted Calamata. (9.5 oz.) $4.29

Dare Share the delicious taste of Breton crackers with family and friends this holiday season. Ideal on their own or as part of the perfect appetizer or snack. Original, Sesame and more. (8 oz.) $2.59

Olive Cheese Dip INGR E DI E NTS


De la Sierra Made with Dominico Harton plantains from Colombia, these 100% natural Plantain Slices have 30% less fat than potato chips. Sweet and Salted (6 oz.) Also available: Tropical Mix. (5 oz.) $3.39



8 oz. cream cheese

1 tsp. dry mustard

1 lg. can deviled ham

12 Santa Barbara Stuffed Olives (any variety)

1 onion, sliced DIR E CTIONS

Place all ingredients except olives in a blender. Cover and blend on high speed until smooth. With blender running, drop a few olives at a time into mixer. Blend for about 10 seconds more. Add remaining olives to mixture after blender has stopped, for added texture. Serve chilled with crackers or chips. Serves 4 – 6. Santa Barbara Olive Co. Grown in the fertile soil of the California wine country, these quality, hand-stuffed olives have been a culinary favorite since 1850. Bleu Cheese, Habanero, Garlic and Chipotle. (5 oz.) $4.99


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Soups, Salads & Sauces Taste Bud Temptations Lemon Basil Seafood Salad INGR E DI E NTS

/3 cup Crosse & Blackwell Zesty Shrimp Sauce or Seafood Cocktail Sauce



/4 cup mayonnaise

1 Tbsp. lemon juice

3 Tbsp. fresh basil, chopped 1 lb. shrimp, cooked and chilled

Bar Harbor Loaded with all-natural seafood, hearty and filling Bar Harbor Soups are hand-crafted in small batches to ensure the highest quality. New England Clam Chowder (15 oz.), New England Lobster Bisque and Crab Bisque. (10.5 oz.) $3.39

1 cup celery, finely chopped 2 Tbsp. red onion, finely chopped


Mix sauce, mayonnaise, lemon juice and basil until blended. Add shrimp, celery and onion; mix well. Cover and refrigerate until served. Serves 6. Tip: This is a great filling for stuffed tomatoes, avocados, croissants or served on a bed of lettuce. Crosse & Blackwell These vibrant sauces are made to awaken your palate and engage your senses. Zesty Shrimp Sauce and Seafood Cocktail Sauce. (12 oz.) $2.19

Velvet Vegetable & Cheese Fondue INGR E DI E NTS

1 pkg. Knorr Vegetable Recipe Mix 11/4 cups heavy cream or whipping cream


Bar Harbor Wild-caught and sustainably harvested, all-natural premium Bar Harbor Wild Herring Fillets are high in Omega-3, protein and calcium. Cabernet Wine Sauce, Stone Ground Mustard Sauce, Tomato Basil Sauce and Cracked Pepper. (6.7 oz.) $2.99

London Pub These sensational Steak & Chop Sauces are made from recipes that have been part of English heritage for generations. Pour on your favorite meats for a delectable burst of flavor. Original and Jamaican Style Spicy. (10 oz.) $2.69

/4 cup water

/4 cup dry white wine


2 cups shredded Swiss cheese Assorted dippers




Combine Recipe Mix, heavy cream, water and wine in a 2-quart saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in cheese until melted. Serve warm with assorted dippers such as cooked tortellini or mini ravioli, cubed cooked chicken, turkey, ham or beef, cherry tomatoes, bread cubes, grilled or broiled zucchini or squash. Makes 3 cups. Knorr The possibilities are endless with versatile Knorr Recipe Mixes. From burgers and meatloaf to soups and dips, you can make something to satisfy every taste. Vegetable, Leek, French Onion and more. $1.59 ea.

Moore’s Moore flavor, less time. These Wing Sauces impart a powerful kick without masking that true wing taste. MSG and gluten free. Buffalo and Asian Teriyaki. (16 oz.) $2.89

Girard’s Pour on the essence of fine cuisine. These high-quality gourmet salad dressings are quick to impress your holiday guests. Olde Venice Italian, White Balsamic Vinaigrette and more. (12 oz.) $3.49

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Holiday Helpers Drogheria & Alimentari These best-selling spices and herbs from the Mediterranean area are sold with a built-in grinder top to unleash the pure, true flavors you desire. Black Peppercorn, 4 Season Peppercorn, Mediterranean Salt and more. $3.19 ea. Near East Whether you’re cooking for a weeknight in or a special holiday dinner, Near East Pilaf Mixes and Couscous dishes are just what you’re looking for. Ready in minutes! Pilaf: Original, Toasted Almond, Lentil and more. Couscous: Herbed Chicken, Mediterranean Curry and more. $2.19 ea.



Lensi A traditional bronze die extrusion process lends authentic Old World flavor to thick and hearty Lensi Pasta. Imported from Italy. Spaghetti, Fusilli, Rigatoni and more. $2.89

DaVinci This full and fruity Extra Virgin Olive Oil is a must-have for the holidays. Add to your favorite recipes for a full-bodied yet delicate hint of the Italian countryside. (17 oz.) $5.79

On the Side Brown Rice and Shiitake Pilaf INGR E DI E NTS 1

1 cup sliced shiitake mushrooms


1 cup asparagus spears, cut into 1-inch pieces

1 Tbsp. grated lemon peel


Casablanca Gardens Rich, hearty Couscous in just 5 minutes! This great source of fiber is fat free and cholesterol free. Whole Wheat (12 oz.), Spinach & Tomato, Roasted Garlic & Olive Oil and more. (8 oz.) $2.19


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/2 tsp. salt


/2 tsp. ground black pepper


3 cups cooked RiceSelect Texmati Organic Brown Rice

Baked chicken (optional)


Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms, asparagus and garlic. Cook, stirring often, until tender. Add rice, nuts, onions, lemon peel, salt and pepper. Stir until well blended and heated thoroughly. Serve alone or with baked chicken if desired. Serves 6. RiceSelect More than 30 years ago, RiceSelect introduced Texmati, the first Basmati Rice to be successfully grown in America. With a taste unlike any other, it remains widely popular today. Organic Brown, Organic White and Organic Jasmine. (36 oz.) $5.99

Easy Deviled Eggs with a Kick INGR E DI E NTS

2 Tbsp. mayonnaise


/4 cup sliced green onions

1 clove garlic, minced

12 hard-boiled eggs Alessi Enhance your most beloved holiday dishes with Alessi Spice Grinders. The easy-to-use Tip n’ Grind bottles release the precious oils lost in pre-ground forms at your demand. Whole Black Peppercorn, Coarse Sea Salt, Dipping Spices and more. $2.19 ea.

/4 cup pine nuts, toasted

1 Tbsp. olive oil

4 Tbsp. Braswell’s Red Pepper Jelly Salt and pepper to taste


Remove egg shells. Cut eggs in half length-wise. Remove yolks and place them in a separate bowl. Add mayonnaise, pepper jelly and salt and pepper to taste. Mix with a hand-mixer until smooth. Put mixture in pastry bag and pipe into egg halves. Chill and serve. Makes 12. Braswell’s Terrific for glazing holiday meats, poultry and fish, these fat free Hors D’oeuvre Jellies also make for a delectable dip. Red Pepper, Green Pepper and Jalapeño. (10.5 oz.) $2.49

Ho! Ho! Health! Almond Delights Almond Tea Latte INGR E DI E NTS

8 Stash English Breakfast Black Tea bags 4 cups water 1 oz. almond syrup

1 cup whole milk Whipped cream (optional) Ground nutmeg or cinnamon to taste


Prepare tea. Remove tea bags and pour tea into cups. Add almond syrup and stir. Steam whole milk and top tea with a little steamed milk. Garnish with whipped cream and sprinkle with ground nutmeg or cinnamon. Serves 6. Stash Holiday stress? Sit back and relax with a fresh-brewed cup of Stash Tea. These delightful blends of herbs and spices will carry those worries away. English Breakfast, Peppermint, Chamomile and more. (18 – 20 ct.) $2.29

Almond-Oatmeal Cookies INGR E DI E NTS

1 cup butter

1 cup sliced almonds

1 cup brown sugar, packed

2 cups all purpose baking flour

2 eggs 1 tsp. vanilla 2 cups Bob’s Red Mill Rolled Oats

1 tsp. baking soda

Nature’s Path Made with healthful ingredients like organic nuts, fruits and seeds, Nature’s Path Organic Waffles are an all-natural way to start the day. An excellent source of fiber and protein. Dig in! Buckwheat Wildberry and Flax Plus. (7.5 oz.) $3.19



ME Express yourself! ME sparkling beverages come in sassy, exotic flavors to fit your style. Only 70 calories per 10.5 oz. can. Curious (Blueberry Lime), Unavailable (Dragonfruit Blackberry), Uninhibited (Pink Grapefruit) and Vivacious (Pineapple Tangerine). (4 pk.) $4.29

Twinings Expertly blended using only the finest tea leaves from trusted growers around the world, Twinings teas are among the best you’ll ever taste. What’s your favorite flavor? English Breakfast, Earl Grey and more. (20 ct.) $2.89

/4 tsp. sea salt


1 tsp. ground cinnamon


Preheat oven to 350°F. Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Beat eggs into butter and sugar; add vanilla. In another bowl, combine all dry ingredients. Slowly add dry ingredients to butter mixture. Drop cookie mixture by the spoonful onto a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper and bake for 10 minutes, or until lightly brown. Makes 24. Bob’s Red Mill Add heart-healthy and filling fiber to your diet with wholesome, delicious oats, made from the highest quality grown in the great Pacific Northwest. Rolled Oats (32 oz.) $3.79 Steel Cut Oats. (24 oz.) $3.19

Feng Shui Made without harsh additives or preservatives, Feng Shui Rice Crackers are perfect for healthy snacking. Try some today for an irresistible crunch. Original, Nori Seaweed, Hot Wasabi and Maki Rolls. (3.5 oz.) $1.59

Rainbow Light Pick up Just Once Multivitamins today and provide daily nutritional support and broad antioxidant coverage for the whole family. 100% natural and easy on the stomach. (30 ct. and 60 ct.) Look for special pricing.

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Celebration Ce-libations! Sparkling Wines André Arbor Mist Peach Sparkle Ballatore Gran Spumante Barefoot Bubbly Berringer White Zinfandel Sparkling Chandon Brut Cook’s Brut Domaine Ste. Michelle Brut Francis Coppola Sophia Gloria Ferrer Brut Korbel Brut Korbel Brut Rosé Martini & Rossi Spumante Moët White Star Mumm Napa Brut Perrier Jouet Grand Brut Taittinger La Francais Brut Verdi Peach Sparkling Yellow Tail Sparkling Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Brut


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Wines Barefoot Merlot Beringer III Century Cabernet Sauvignon Beringer White Zinfandel Black Swan Shiraz BV Coastal Merlot Chateau Ste. Michelle Chardonnay Clos du Bois Chardonnay Concha y Toro Cabernet/Merlot Cupcake Cabernet Sauvignon Francis Coppola Claret Frei Brothers Merlot Gnarly Head Cabernet Sauvignon Hess Chardonnay Jacob’s Creek Shiraz Kendall-Jackson Chardonnay La Crema Pinot Noir Louis Jadot Beaujolais Villages Marqués de Cáceres Red Meridian Chardonnay Mirassou Pinot Noir Penfolds KH Shiraz/Cabernet Peter Vella Burgundy Pölka dot Riesling Ravens Wood Merlot Riunite Lambrusco Santa Carolina Vistaña Cabernet/Merlot Sonoma Cutrer Sonoma Coast Chardonnay Ste. Genevieve Chardonnay Turning Leaf Chardonnay Yellow Tail Shiraz

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Happy Holidays… Fiesta’s Seafood Department Impress your holiday guests this year with succulent Shrimp Platters from your local Fiesta Seafood Department. Skillfully displayed on a bed of crisp greens, these fresh gulf shrimp encircle a zesty cocktail sauce that’s sure to tantalize even the tiniest taste buds.

It’s time to prepare your most elegant fare! Our light and flaky Salmon Filets are sure to brighten the faces of each and every one of your dinner guests. Pair with a fine chardonnay or bold pinot noir for those oh-so-special holiday toasts. Cheers! Salmon lovers rejoice! Our thick-cut, premium Salmon Steaks make for an unforgettable holiday meal. Ready for the grill, we’ve taken the hassle out of preparing your main dish. Serve with all the fixings for a traditional meal with a twist.

Swing by your local Fiesta for everyone’s favorite — without any of the mess. Our cooked lobsters need only be tossed in a pot of boiling water for a few minutes for you to present a gourmet meal that tastes like you worked all day. All the taste, half the time.

Fiesta’s Floral Department Feeling festive? Come by and check out Fiesta’s beautiful selection of bright red Poinsettias. Perfect for holiday decorating around the house or as an eyecatching centerpiece, these enchanting plants are just what you need to set the mood.


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…from Fiesta! Fiesta’s Deli Department Satisfy their hunger and yours with a fabulous Fiesta Meat Tray. Hand-cut slices of savory ham, turkey, roast beef and salami enliven any holiday buffet. Perfect for large gatherings, they’re also great to have around for when you don’t feel like cooking. Serve with crispy crackers and fresh bread for custom-made fare. Need a little something extra for your holiday spread? Stop by your local Fiesta Deli for a scrumptious Cheese Tray. A colorful array of our best hand-cut cheeses are expertly displayed on an inviting tray and topped off with luscious, ripe fruit. Fiesta Vegetable Trays are a must-have at your table this year. A rainbow of fresh broccoli, cauliflower, celery, carrots and cherry tomatoes provide a healthy splash of color to any feast. Serve with your favorite dips and spreads for a fresh snack that everyone can enjoy.

Fiesta’s Bakery What’s a traditional holiday feast without the finishing touches – fresh-baked Pumpkin and Pecan Pies! Specially made to capture that tempting homemade taste, we won’t tell you didn’t make them yourself if you won’t… Family and friends big and small will delight in our hand-crafted Gingerbread Houses. Little by little, they’ll disappear before your eyes as they’re eaten away. These fun-to-eat confections are always a crowd-pleaser. Ah, the sweet life! Don’t spend hours in the kitchen this year — let your local Fiesta Bakery take the hassle out of the holidays. Our festive Cookie Trays are perfect for unexpected guests and impromptu holiday gatherings.

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Wintry Wonders Perugina This scrumptious, traditional Italian holiday Panettone is a must-have at your special gatherings. Light, fluffy and full of flavor, it’s sure to please taste buds big and small. (2 lbs.) $12.99

Seasonal Suggestions Eggnog Panettone Pudding INGR E DI E NTS

3 eggs

1 tsp. vanilla

3 egg yolks



/4 tsp. nutmeg

5 cups diced Balocco Panettone

/4 cups sugar

2 cups half-and-half Kuchenmeister Made with the finest ingredients like fresh butter, eggs and plump raisins, this traditional German Stollen is perfect for gift-giving. Marzipan (17.6 oz.) $ 6.69 NEW Cranberry. (17.6 oz.) $8.79 Bauducco Made with Sun-Maid Raisins or Hershey’s Chocolate, this mouth-watering Panettone from Brazil packs incredible flavor and texture. (26.2 oz.) $6.99

Walkers Introduce a little Scottish flare to your gathering this year with Walkers Mini Mincemeat Tarts. These traditional treats offer the definitive flavor of a classic holiday season. (7.9 oz.) $6.29


Preheat oven to 475°F. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, egg yolks, sugar, half-and-half, rum, vanilla and nutmeg. Pour in Panettone cubes and mix well. Ladle mixture evenly into a muffin tin. Bake for 15 – 20 minutes, or until muffins are golden brown and an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Remove from oven and let cool. Carefully remove muffins from tin, sprinkle with cinnamon sugar to taste and serve. Makes 12. Balocco Soft and light thanks to a natural leavening process, Balocco Panettone boasts candied fruits, ripe raisins and palate-pleasing taste. (2 lbs.) $10.39

Holiday French Toast INGR E DI E NTS

1 Tbsp. butter 6 eggs, beaten /2 tsp. cinnamon


Lambertz With a delectable apricot filling and a coat of sinfully good chocolate, Lambertz Gingerbread Hearts are unforgettable. Dark Hearts with Apricot. (8.82 oz.) $3.39

Tabasco Shake things up a bit with a little bit of spice on all things nice. These Pepper Jellies make great spreads, dips and glazes with their unique spicy-sweet flavors. Spicy and Mild Jalapeño. (10 oz.) $4.79


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Cinnamon sugar to taste

/4 cup rum


Salt to taste

8 slices Bauli Panettone, cut 1-inch thick Powdered sugar and/or maple syrup to taste


Melt butter in a cast-iron frying pan over medium heat. In a large mixing bowl, whisk eggs, cinnamon and salt together. Dip a slice of bread into the mixture, turning to coat both sides. Place into the pan and cook for about 2 minutes on each side, or until golden brown. Dust with powdered sugar or maple syrup to taste. Serves 6 – 8. Bauli A delicious blend of raisins and glazed orange peels, this light and fragrant oven-baked Pannetone is ready when you are. Just slice and serve for a seasonal sensation. (2 lbs.) $13.99

Sweet Temptations Fruity Favorites Orange Panettone with Pecans INGR E DI E NTS

1 Ferrara Panettone Cointreau to taste Orange juice to taste Whipped cream to taste

1 orange, divided into segments and chopped Chopped pecans to taste

D’Onofrio Traditional holiday fare with a Peruvian twist. D’Onofrio Panetón from Peru is rich with the flavors of sweet oranges, raisins and top-quaity fruits. Great for sharing! (2 lbs.) $7.49

Ground cinnamon to taste (optional)


Preheat oven to 400°F. Cut the Ferrara Panettone into bite-sized chunks and spread out on a cookie sheet. Bake at 400°F until lightly toasted, about 5 minutes. Carefully remove from oven and divide chunks into 6 bowls. Drizzle each bowl with Cointreau and orange juice to taste. Top each with a dollop of whipped cream, chopped orange segments and chopped pecans to taste. Sprinkle with cinnamon if desired and serve immediately. Makes 6.

Winter’s Delightfully packaged and great for holiday parties, this tasty holiday favorite Panetón is made with chunks of fruit for authentic flavor. Get it while it lasts! (2 lbs.) $7.99

Ferrara Delightful with coffee or champagne, Ferrara Panettone provides a little taste of Little Italy, without going all the way to New York. Try some this holiday season. (2 lbs.) $10.49

Bahlsen Charm your guests with soft and scrumptious Lebkuchen Rounds — a traditional holiday treat from Germany. Contessa, Contessa Chocolate, Grandessa or Jupiter. $3.69

White ChocolateRaspberry Delight INGR E DI E NTS

1 qt. vanilla ice cream 1 bar Berkshire Bark White Lightning, grated

Fresh raspberries (or other fresh berries) to taste


Divide ice cream into individual serving bowls. Generously sprinkle grated chocolate over ice cream. Top with fresh raspberries to taste. Serves 4 – 6. Berkshire Bark Handmade with fine Belgian chocolate, Birkshire Bark chocolate bars contain only natural ingredients like whole roasted nuts, fresh citrus zests and dried fruits. White Lightning (White Cashew Ginger), Pretzelogical (Milk Peanut Pretzel) and more. (2.8 oz.) $3.49

These enchanting holiday specialty cakes are perfect for displaying and sharing. Enjoy Boxed Stollen in three delicious flavors. Exquisite, Rum or Marzipan. (25.4) $12.99

Santa’s favorite! Set out a plate of Cookies for an extra special celebration this year. Let him choose from Assorted Lebkuchen, Assorted Holiday and Gingerbread Men. $4.49 ea.


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¡Feliz Navidad! ¡Muy Delicioso!

La Cacerola Criolla These wild yellow potatoes known as Papa Criolla have a unique flavor and are perfect for your favorite holiday soups, casseroles and more. Find them in the frozen section.

Delicious & Light Flan INGR E DI E NTS

/4 cup granulated sugar

12 oz. evaporated lowfat milk

1 can (14 oz.) Nestlé La Lechera 50% Less Sugar

6 lg. eggs


1 Tbsp. vanilla extract


Preheat oven to 350°F. Heat sugar in a small, heavy-duty saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, for 3 – 4 minutes, or until dissolved and caramel-colored. Pour into a 9-inch round cake pan; quickly swirl around bottom to coat. Place La Lechera, milk, eggs and vanilla extract in a blender, cover and blend for 5 seconds. Pour into the cake pan and cover loosely with foil. Place into a large roasting pan and fill roasting pan with warm water to about 1-inch depth. Bake for 50 minutes or until knife inserted near center comes out clean. Remove flan from water and let cool on a wire rack. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight. To serve: run a small spatula around the edge of the pan. Invert serving plate over pan, turn over and shake gently to release. Serves 8.

La Salteña Create traditional Hispanic holiday dishes with these incredibly versatile frozen tapas. After a quick thaw, they’re ready when you are for baking and frying. (15 ct.)

Nestlé Make smiles brighter and some desserts lighter with La Lechera. La Lechera with 50% Less Sugar (14.4 oz.) and Media Crema Regular and Light. (7.6 oz.)

Lagg’s Put those feet up, kick back and relax with a hot, soothing cup of Lagg’s Tea. It’s the perfect way to wind down from a busy day of celebrating the season. Chamomile, Peppermint, Lemon Grass and more. (30 ct.)


Chocolate-Pecan Pudding

Conchita Delight in every bite! Conchita Guava Shells provide all the taste of mouth-watering tropical guavas without any of the hassle.


/4 cup Ibarra Finely Ground Mexican Style Chocolate

41/4 cups milk

3 egg yolks 3

/4 cup sugar

/2 cup pecans


/2 cup cornstarch


Cinnamon sticks (optional)


Alpina A delectable caramel spread from Colombia, Alpina Arequipe is perfect for drenching your favorite fruit, cookies and other sweet treats. It’s irresistible!

Malher Whip up a never-ending array of hearty holiday dishes with incredibly versatile Malher Bouillon. Add to your favorite soups, casseroles and more for authentic flavor.


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In a saucepan, heat 3 cups of milk with the sugar and Ibarra Chocolate over medium heat, blending thoroughly. In a separate bowl, dissolve the cornstarch in the remaining milk and blend with the egg yolks. Just before the milk in the pan starts to boil, add the cornstarch mixture and stir well. Reduce the heat and stir constantly until creamy. Remove from heat and let cool. Add pecans and pour into individual molds. Garnish each mold with a cinnamon stick if desired and refrigerate until set. Serves 4 – 6. Ibarra Warm away holiday worries with a little sip of authentic Mexican chocolate. Ibarra Finely Ground Mexican Style Chocolate is easy to prepare and naturally cholesterol free. (14 oz.)

Fiesta Style! Decadent Delights Layered Coconut Chocolate Cheesecake INGR E DI E NTS

1 cup chocolate wafer cookie crumbs (about 20 wafers)

3 eggs

1 cup finely chopped Sunrise pecans

1 (15 oz.) can Coco López Cream of Coconut

2 Tbsp. sugar /4 cup margarine or butter, melted


3 (8 oz.) pkgs. cream cheese, softened

Goya Goya Naranja Agria (Bitter Orange) is made from 100% Seville bitter orange concentrate and pulp. A great marinade for pork, beef and chicken. (24 oz.)

2 Tbsp. flour

2 (1 oz.) squares semisweet chocolate, melted


Preheat oven to 300°F. Combine cookie crumbs, pecans, sugar and margarine; press firmly on bottom of a 9-inch spring-form pan. Beat cream cheese in a large mixing bowl until fluffy. Add eggs and flour, beating until smooth. Gradually beat in cream of coconut. Measure out 11/2 cups of the cream cheese mixture into a separate bowl, then stir in the melted chocolate. Pour into the prepared pan. Slowly pour the remaining cheese mixture over chocolate layer; swirl if desired. Bake for 1 hour or until firm around the edges. Remove from oven and chill thoroughly in refrigerator. Carefully remove pan and garnish as desired. Serves 6 – 8. Coco López Need an island getaway this holiday season? This delicious Cream of Coconut is made from tender, sun-ripened coconuts from the Caribbean and blended with all-natural cane sugar for flavor that’s just right. Original and Reduced Fat. (15 oz.) $2.39

Goya Pressed from the finest Spanish olives, Goya Extra Virgin Olive Oil delivers bold, intense olive flavor that’s great for dipping, salads, pasta and more. (17 oz.)

Cruz de Malta Brewed from the dried leaves of the Yerba Mate plant, this tea-like beverage is a popular alternative to coffee in Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and Brazil. Malta Yerba Mate. (17.6 oz.)

Goya A precooked corn flour, Masarepa is used extensively in Colombia and Venezuela for preparing homemade arepas, polenta, soups, empanadas and more. Yellow and White. (5 lb.)

Sanchis Mira Imported from Spain, Sanchis Mira Turrón has been satisfying cravings for over 100 years. Bring home a box or two for instant holiday cheer. (7 oz.) Sunrise Quality you can count on! Display an inviting array of all natural snacks at your holiday gathering this year with help from Sunrise Natural Foods. Available in bulk, choose from Deluxe Mixed Nuts (Roasted Pecan Halves, Whole Natural Almonds, Whole Blanched Almonds, Filberts, Pistachio Kernels, Brazil Nuts and Whole Cashews), Roasted Salted Pistachios, Natural Salted Macadamia Nuts and White Yogurt Frosted Pretzels. Look for special pricing.

Gamesa Perfect for any occasion, a scrumptious box of assorted cookies from Gamesa won’t last long. Stock up today! Surtido Doble. (23.31 oz.)

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Tasty Treats Cover Recipe Roasted Pork Crown Roast with Oyster-Pecan Dressing & Apple Cider Glaze Jules Destrooper For more than 120 years, these 100% natural cookies have been made the old-fashioned way according to original recipes. Why fix what isn’t broken? Lay some out for your guests and watch them disappear! Almond Thins, Butter Crisp, Virtuoso and more. (3.52 oz.) $2.99


1 16-bone crown pork roast

1 Tbsp. Creole seasoning

Salt & pepper to taste

2 tsp. dried sage

2 Tbsp. vegetable oil

2 eggs, beaten

1 cup chopped onions



Caffe D’Vita Treat your guests to a comforting cup of Enchanted Chai. Silky and smooth, it’s great served hot, iced or blended. You’ll love it too! Original and Vanilla. (16 oz.) $5.49

/4 cup chopped celery

1 Tbsp. minced garlic 3 cups crumbled cornbread 3 cups stale French bread (cut into cubes) 1 cup shucked oysters, strained (reserve 1 cup oyster liquor)

Apple Cider Glaze

2 cups apple cider 1 cup demi glaze 2 apples, chopped 4 star anise 1 cup brown sugar


2 cinnamon sticks

1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce


/3 cup chopped pecans

Annie’s Annie’s Homegrown Organic Bunny Classics are made with all-natural ingredients — no refined sugars ever! An excellent source of calcium, you can feel good about sharing these baked crackers with family and friends. Cheddar and Buttery Rich. (7 oz.) $3.39

/2 cup chicken stock

/4 cup bourbon


Preheat oven to 350°F. Season roast thoroughly with salt and pepper. Place roast bone-end up in a shallow roasting pan; set aside. In a separate pan, sauté onions, celery and garlic in oil over medium heat until onions are translucent. Place mixture in a bowl and add remaining ingredients (including oyster liquid) and mix well. Season stuffing with salt and pepper to taste. Let rest for 10 minutes then fill center of roast with stuffing. Bake for 20 – 30 minutes, or until temperature reaches 160°F. Remove from oven and let rest for 15 minutes.


Perugina These heavenly hazelnut confections are known the world over for their melt-in-yourmouth, sinfully delicious taste. Share a bag or two this holiday season. (5 oz.) $4.29

For glaze: Add all ingredients to a pan and reduce over high heat to a syrup consistency. Adjust sweetness with brown sugar as desired. Drizzle over roast and serve. Serves 10 – 12. Recipe courtesy of Chef Mark Holley.

Bahlsen Named for the most famous citizen in Bahlsen’s hometown of Hannover, Germany, these Leibniz cookies are drenched with creamy chocolate for a rich, decadent delight. Assorted Chocolate Biscuits. $2.49 ea. Leave the baking to Bahlsen this holiday season. Leave thefrom baking to Bahlsen thisflavors holiday Choose from a Choose a variety of sweet likeseason. rich Butter variety sweet likeGreat rich Butter Leaves and fruity Deloba. Leavesofand fruityflavors Deloba. with coffee or tea. Great with coffee or tea. $1.99 ea. A European favorite, Bahlsen Hit Cookies combine A European favorite, Bahlsen Hit Cookies combine the the crunch of crispy cookies with a layer of luscious crunch of crispy cookies with a layer of luscious chocolate chocolate crème. Simply divine. Vanilla and Chocolate. crème. Simply divine. Vanilla and Chocolate. (5.3 oz.) $1.19 (5.3 oz.)


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from Africa A Taste of Africa Nando’s Hot Peri-Peri Dip INGREDIENTS

1 cup cream cheese

/4 cup Nando’s Extra Hot Peri-Peri Marinade


/2 cup sour cream


Several spring onions, sliced

Pinch of black pepper

Elephant Pepper Inspired by rural African farmers, these sauces and grinders provide financial, social and environmental benefits to rural farmers. Sauces: Baobab Gold and Zambezi Red (4.2 oz.) $3.99 Grinders: Baobab Gold, Zambezi Red, Zanzibar Spice and Mozambique Masala. (1.2 oz.) $4.39

Pinch of salt


Mix all ingredients together. Place into a serving dish, garnish with spring onion and sprinkle with black pepper. Nando’s The world-famous flavors of Nando’s African Peri-Peri chicken are now available in a variety of delicious sauces. Cooking Sauces: Roasted Red and Sweet Apricot. (14 oz.) $4.49 Peri-Peri Pepper Sauces: Medium, Extra Hot, Garlic, Wild Herb and Hot Sweet (4.7 oz.), $3.99

Gatto Estates Known for its exceptional coffee, Gatto Estates is a proud, African-owned company, who has truly mastered the art of superior coffee processing. Mount Kenya Blend and Breakfast Blend. (12 oz.) $9.99

Dari Founded in 1995, Dari Couscous carries the tradition of fine Moroccan couscous to your table. Discover the unforgettable flavor and texture! Barley and Moroccan. (1 lb.) $3.29

Photo compliments of South African Tourism.

Look for our Taste of Africa Event Coming in January 2010 Check for details and special South African tour packages.

Something South African Bring the authentic tastes of South Africa to your kitchen! Beautifully packaged and easy to use, Something South African Cooking Sauces turn your ordinary meals into extraordinary! Cape Malay Curry and Peppadew Piquante. (17.5 oz.) $4.99

Intaba Trek to the tip of Africa, toward the Cederberg and Kouga Mountains, and you’ll find the exotic bushes and herbs used to make enticing Intaba Tea. Rooibos, Honeybush, Rooibos and Fennel and Bushbabies. (20 ct.) $4.19

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