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March 2009

• Fruited Ginger Ale Salad • Southern Rice Salad • Leftover Brisket Fried Rice • Tequila Filet Sauté

Cover Recipe — Baby Back Ribs with Spicy Papaya Sauce (Page 5)

Specialty for Spring Maple Grove Farms A taste of the sweet life! With over one hundred years of experience, Maple Grove Farms of Vermont proudly offers all natural and organic salad dressings made from quality dairy products, spices, cheeses and pure maple syrup. Fat Free Raspberry Vinaigrette, Fat Free Greek, Lite Caesar and more. (8 oz.) $1.99

Only the Best from St. Dalfour St. Dalfour Red Raspberry Fruit Spread and White Chocolate Muffins INGR E DI E NTS

11/2 sticks butter

2 tsp. baking powder

11/4 cups self-rising flour

5 Tbsps. St. Dalfour Red Raspberry fruit spread

2 eggs 3

/4 cup sugar

/3 cup milk


DaVinci Experience the taste of Italy with every bite of DaVinci Pasta. With satiny al dente texture, rich flavor and a wide variety of short cuts like bowties, flowers and trumpets, there’s a shape for every dish. Assorted Short Cuts. (16 oz.) $1.49

Kitchen Basics Kitchen Basics Stocks can be used in any recipe that calls for homemade stock, broth or bouillon. Enhance soups, chili, sauces, marinades and gravies with the pure taste of slow-cooked stock. Beef, Chicken and Vegetable and NEW Unsalted Beef and Chicken. (32 oz.) $2.79

3.5 oz. white chocolate chips Powdered sugar for dusting


Preheat oven to 400°F. Melt butter and cool. Whisk eggs and sugar until thick. Add butter, dry ingredients and milk. Mix lightly. Gently stir in fruit spread and white chocolate chips. Spoon mixture into a well-greased muffin tray and bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through. Dust with powdered sugar. Serves 8. St. Dalfour From the French countryside to your table, St. Dalfour Fruit Conserves are healthful and nutritious. Treat yourself to the delectable taste of only the finest ingredients. Wild Blueberry, Red Raspberry, Orange Marmalade and more. (10 oz.) $3.69

Bahlsen Bite into true indulgence with Bahlsen Hit Cookies! A luscious cream filling is sandwiched between buttery vanilla or chocolate cookies and baked to perfection. Chocolate and Vanilla. (5.3 oz.) $1.29

St. Dalfour Why succumb to the ho hum of fast food when you can enjoy ready to eat gourmet meals from St. Dalfour? Kiss those boring lunches goodbye! Wild Salmon with Vegetables, Tuna & Pasta, Three Bean Salad with Sweet Corn and more. (6.2 oz.) $2.39 Bahlsen From rich Butter Leaves and pretzel-shaped Delice, to fruit-filled Deloba and hazel nutty Kipferl, Bahlsen does the baking for you. Sweet and light, Bahlsen cookies are perfect with an afternoon cup of coffee. Assorted varieties. $2.29 ea.


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It’s National Nutrition Month! Sensational Salads Fruited Ginger Ale Salad INGR E DI E NTS

1 Tbsp. unflavored gelatin

2 Tbsps. lemon juice

/4 cup cold water


/2 cup sliced seeded Tokay grapes

1 Tbsp. sugar

/2 cup diced canned pineapple

2 cups Reed’s Original Ginger Brew

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/2 cup sliced bananas



/2 cup boiling water

/4 cup chopped pecans


Soften gelatin in cold water. Add boiling water and stir until gelatin dissolves. Add sugar, salt, Reed’s Original Ginger Brew and lemon juice. Chill until syrupy, then fold in fruit and nuts. Turn into slightly oiled mold. Refrigerate overnight. Serve. Reed’s Long before modern soft drinks existed, people brewed their own beverages. In the Caribbean, home-brewed ginger beverages are still a part of life. Taste the difference today! Original, Extra and Premium. (4 pk./12 oz.) $4.79

Southern Rice Salad INGR E DI E NTS

2 cups Texas Best Organics Brown Jasmine Rice, uncooked Chicken broth /2 red pepper, diced


/2 orange pepper, diced


/2 yellow pepper, diced


1 cup petite green peas, cooked

1 cup raisins

Lakewood A diet rich in a variety of fruits and vegetables may help protect the body against damage from free-radicals and aging. Get started with Lakewood Organic Fruit Garden blends. Green & Red Fusion, Red Pomegranate, Purple Harmony and more. (32 oz.) $4.59



Mountain Valley Every drop of Mountain Valley Water comes from a single spring surrounded by a protected forest in the foothills of the Ouachita Mountains near Hot Springs, Arkansas. A great tasting way to get your eight-a-day! Sparkling or Spring Water. (0.5 litre) $1.29 (1 litre) $2.29

Nature’s Path Great tasting, high fiber Optimum Energy Bars are low in fat, sodium and contain zero trans fats. Just wholesome, organic ingredients to power you through the day — the healthy way. Blueberry Flax & Soy, Orange Chocolate, Pomegran Cherry and more. (2 oz.) $1.39

2 – 3 Tbsps. fresh dill, chopped Dressing

/4 cup rice vinegar


/4 cup white wine vinegar


/4 cup olive oil


1 Tbsp. sugar


Prepare rice according to directions on package, substituting chicken broth for half the amount of water required. In a large bowl, mix together rice and remaining ingredients, other than those in the dressing. For the dressing, combine ingredients in a small jar. Shake well. Pour over salad and toss until well combined. Add salt and pepper to taste. Texas Best Organics With over 100 years of rice farming experience, Texas Best Organics brings you 100% organic rice from start to finish. After all, it’s not just a name — it’s a way of life! Long Grain White, Long Grain Brown, White Jasmine and Brown Jasmine. (32 oz.) $3.99

Wasa The healthy whole grain alternative to bread! Wasa Crispbreads are low in fat and calories, full of fiber and contain zero sugar. Enjoy the crunchy goodness as part of your healthy lifestyle. Oats, Sesame, Lite Rye and more. $2.99

R. W. Knudsen Look no further for 100% pure fruit juice! Just Juices are single-fruit, unsweetened wholesome and delicious juices…just as nature intended. Just Cranberry, Just Pomegranate and more. (32 oz.) Look for special pricing on assorted varieties.


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It’s that time of year again… Texas Pepperworks Roasted tomato salsa with a Texas-sized bite! Great for dipping, marinating and even slow cooking. Pour some on! Alamo Select Salsa, Barn Burner Salsa and Raspberry Chipotle Salsa. (16 oz.) $3.79

Mrs. Renfro’s For more than 60 years, the Renfro family has brought you delicious and innovative salsas at affordable prices. Pick up a jar today and spice it up a bit — the Southwest way! Mango Habanero, Peach, Black Bean and more. (16 oz.) $2.69

Cento Choice red peppers are fire roasted and given a slight char for homestyle sweet flavor and firm texture. Fat free. No cholesterol. Roasted Peppers (12 oz.) $2.79 Marinated Artichoke Hearts. (12 oz.) $3.19

Rodeo-Style Favorites Leftover Brisket Fried Rice INGR E DI E NTS

2 cups long-grain rice

3 oz. bean sprouts

1 oz. Stubb’s Bar-B-Q Sauce

6 eggs

Leftover beef brisket

Sesame seeds

4 green onions

Sesame oil

5 Asian mushrooms

Soy sauce


Prepare rice. Chop leftover beef brisket, green onions, bean sprouts and mushrooms into small pieces. Add a few drops of sesame oil to a hot pan. Add rice and allow to crisp slightly. Crack and stir eggs. Pour into rice and scramble. In a separate pan, heat vegetables, brisket and Stubb’s Bar-B-Q Sauce. Combine with rice and egg mixture. Garnish with sesame seeds. Stubb’s Perfected over the years, this sweet and tangy tomato and molasses sauce is perfectly balanced with a kick of vinegar. Original, Spicy and Smokey Mesquite. (18 oz.) $3.29

Tequila Filet Sauté INGR E DI E NTS

Briannas Gourmet salad dressings never tasted better! Briannas Fine Salad Dressings make mouthwatering marinades for meats, delectable dips for fruits and vegetables, and scrumptious toppings to dress up otherwise ordinary dishes. Zesty French, Caesar, New American and more. (12 oz.) $2.99

Cacique Cacique cheeses are usually used in traditional dishes such as enchiladas, tacos and refried beans…but you can use them however you like! Ranchero, Asadero and more.


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6 fish fillets

Salt to taste


/2 cup milk

11/2 Tbsp. butter

1 Tbsp. Cholula Hot Sauce

11/2 Tbsp. vegetable oil

/2 cup all-purpose flour



Place the fillets in a glass dish in one layer. Pour milk and Cholula Hot Sauce over fish and let rest for 15 minutes. Mound flour seasoned with salt on a piece of wax paper or a flat dish. When ready to sauté, remove fillets from milk (don’t drain) and coat with flour on both sides. Sauté in butter and oil over medium heat, about 2 or 3 minutes per side depending on thickness. Serves 6. Cholula Turn a regular meal into a spicy experience! It’ll light a fire under meat dishes, veggies, dips and sauces. Original Hot Sauce. (12 oz.) $5.59

…Rodeo time! Cover Recipe Baby Back Ribs with Spicy Papaya Sauce INGR E DI E NTS

1 clove garlic, minced /2 cup water


1 tsp. lime juice /2 cup white wine


/2 cup honey


1 cup papaya, peeled, seeded and cubed 1 tsp. sugar /4 cup tomato paste


4 pounds pork spareribs Salt and pepper


In food processor, pulse first eight ingredients until finely chopped, about 15 seconds. Place ribs in a 9x13-inch glass baking dish. Add marinade, coating ribs evenly. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least six hours. Preheat oven to 400°F. Remove ribs from marinade. In saucepan, bring remaining marinade to boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes; set aside. Bake ribs for 11/2 hours or until meat pulls away easily from the bone. Baste every 15 minutes with remaining marinade. Serves 4-6.

Fiesta’s Meat Department Pick up delicious brisket and ribs to create a fantastic Rodeo feast right in your own back yard! Perfect for grilling and smoking, the succulent aroma will have the whole neighborhood coming back for more. Fiesta’s Famous Lite Pork Spare Ribs, Farm Tender St. Louis Style Pork Spare Ribs, Whole Boneless Brisket, Trimmed Brisket and more. Fiesta’s Seafood Department March is Seafood Month! Don’t miss out on the tantalizing array of shrimp and crawfish that awaits you at your local Fiesta Mart. Fresh from the Gulf, nothing even comes close to the taste!

Chappell Hill Family-owned since 1968, Chappell Hill Sausage Company serves up delicious country sausage with a hometown feel. Great for throwing on the barbecue! Original Smoked, Smoked Garlic, Smoked Beef, Smoked Jalapeño, Smoked Hot and more. Kountry Boys Hickory smoked in Brenham, Texas, Kountry Boys Sausage is made with a family recipe stemming from a proud Polish and Czech heritage. Make mealtime quick, easy and delicious!

Texas Traditions Light the grill! From Blue Ribbon, Texas Traditions sausage uses only fresh (never frozen) meat that's slow-smoked in the Texas Hill Country tradition. No fillers, added sugar, MSG or artificial ingredients. Beef, Beef and Pork, Roasted Garlic and more. (14 oz.)

Fiesta’s Bakery Indulge in our delectable fruit tart! Slices of kiwi, mandarin oranges, strawberries and whole blueberries adorn this treat that is sure to please cowboys and cowgirls alike!

Fiesta’s Floral Department Welcome the sweet colors and smells of Spring with a fresh bouquet of beautiful tulips from Fiesta. A sure sign of the season, the striking colors will illuminate your home. Also great to give!

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Winning Wines From the States and Down Under Becker Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Beringer Founder’s Estate Merlot Beringer White Zinfandel Bonterra Cabernet Sauvignon Beaulieu Vineyard Coastal Merlot Chateau Ste. Michelle Riesling Chateau Ste. Michelle Sauvignon Blanc CK Mondavi Pinot Grigio Clos du Bois Shiraz Concannon Cabernet Sauvignon Francis Coppola Merlot Edna Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Hess Chardonnay Kendall-Jackson Sauvignon Blanc Llano Signature Red Llano Signature White Meridian Pinot Grigio Messina Hof Riesling Nobilo Sauvignon Blanc Pepperwood Grove Chardonnay Red Diamond Merlot Redwood Creek Merlot Robert Mondavi Private Selection Chardonnay Smoking Loon Pinot Noir Ste. Genevieve Chardonnay Sterling Vintner’s Collection Cabernet Toasted Head Chardonnay Wild Horse Cabernet Sauvignon Woodbridge Merlot Yellow Tail Shiraz


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Brent & Sam’s Made from scratch with no preservatives, these handmade organic cookies are delightful. Indulge your sweet tooth the healthy way. Chocolate Chip, Ginger Snap, Snickerdoodle and more. (6 oz.) $2.69



Cell-nique Cell-nique, is a delicious, organic “green” drink made from a blend of natural whole super foods and herbs that support the rejuvenation of your cells by bathing them in pure phyto-nutrients and antioxidants. Treat your body today! Apple, Pomegranate, Tropical Fruits and more. (12 oz.) $3.79

Rainbow Light Completely vegetarian, this multivitamin is perfect for the whole family. Just Once provides daily nutritional support and broad antioxidant coverage. Everything your body needs, in one easy pill. (30 ct.) $8.49 (60ct.) $15.99

Steaz These Iced Teaz are USDA organic and brewed with Fair Trade Certified™ ingredients. Blended with a touch of pure, organic cane juice, natural flavors give a crisp, refreshing finish. Green Tea with Peach, Green Tea with Blueberry Pomegranate Acai, Black Tea with Lemon and more. (16 oz.) $1.89



Ultra Labs Cleanse and detoxify your body with Ultra Labs! These potent formulas include unique blends of some of the most powerful weight loss ingredients in the world. Pick some up today and be on your way to a healthier you! Premium ACAI Super Cleanse (60 ct.) $11.99 Ultimate ACAI Diet & Cleanse (90 ct.) $17.99

Tropical Oasis Calcium deficiency may be a result of poor absorption. Liquid Calcium Magnesium with Vitamin D was developed to help overcome this problem. Pick up a bottle today. (16 oz.) $11.99 (32 oz.) $17.99 Traditional Medicinals Created for self-care of common, non-serious health conditions such as irregularity, indigestion, fatigue and sleeplessness, these delicious teas are rooted in traditional herbal medicine. Naturally good. Naturally good for you. Gypsy Cold Care, Echinacea Plus and more. (16 ct.) $3.79 Just for Kids: Cold Care, Nighty Night and more. (18 ct.) $3.79

Super Nutrition Simply One makes getting all of your vitamins easy. These food-based multivitamins are packed with organic natural foods and herbs. One is all it takes! Simply One Family (90 ct.) $14.59 Simply One Men, Simply One Women (90 ct.) $17.69

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Fiesta Culinary School Explore the Art of Cooking

Join renowned cooking instructors as they teach you how to prepare exquisite specialties. They’ll also share their secrets for quick and easy preparation and flawless presentation. From down home cookin’ to upscale gourmet, you’ll find a culinary adventure for every lifestyle. Indian

Mexican • Pacific Rim

March 5 — Fiesta Culinary welcomes Chef Emmanuel Henry of Dinner IS Possible! In this class, Chef Henry will demonstrate how to prepare a feast of Pan Seared Sea Scallops with Celeriac Cream, Roasted Pears with Fresh Goat Cheese and Honey, Frenched Lamb Chop with Pan Sauce*, Broccoli Purée with Fresh Thyme and Olive Oil and Raspberry Souffle. Sign up today! *Pan Sauce: Simple sauce resulting from deglazing the brown bits from a pan (resulting from searing, roasting or sautéing) with a liquid such as water, wine, stock or a combination. The liquid is then reduced to concentrate the flavors, strained and finished with butter.




March 12 — Please join us in welcoming Chef Natasha Treu’ as she presents “Fusion Flavors”. In this class, Chef shares some of the techniques and flavors she discovered while traveling through Northern Spain combined with her love of traditional Texas cuisine. Her affinity for Texas and passion for Spanish cooking inspired her to fuse them together and create bold and vibrant flavors. Dishes will include Tapa Marsala, Red Gazpacho Soup, Southwest Cod, Saffron Infused Texmati Rice, Marinated Spanish White Asparagus accompanied by refreshing Sangria!


French... And More!

April 2 — Chef Jeremy Goodwin presents “An Introduction to Southern French Cooking”. In this class, Chef shares some of the techniques and flavors he discovered many years ago while traveling through Southern France as a young and hungry man. Dishes will include Shrimp Cakes, Mussels Provençal, Frenched Lamb Chops and Seared Lamb Loin, Asparagus and Eggplant, and Spiced Honey Nut Cakes.

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