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April is the month for jokesters. But did you know it’s the month for delicious artichoke recipes, too? This budding thistle is at its season’s peak right now, so grab your taste buds and check out some fun and exciting  reasons to enjoy artichokes this spring!

 

A Historic Plant

Many often wonder if an artichoke is a vegetable, a fruit, or something else. In fact, an artichoke is an immature thistle, also known as a prickly, flowering plant. Artichokes have been written about and eaten for 4.19_Produce_SW_Artichoke_image 2 resizethousands of years, dating back to as early as 371 B.C., when they were being grown in Italy and Sicily. Wealthy Romans used to enjoy this plant dipped in honey and vinegar. After the fall of Rome, the plant became scarce but reemerged during the Renaissance.

In 1806, artichokes were brought to the United States, where they were cultivated in Louisiana. Today, almost all artichokes in America are grown in California.

FUN FACT:

Mythology says the artichoke was once a beautiful girl who was seduced by Zeus and made into a goddess. After becoming homesick and returning to the mortal world to visit her family, Zeus scolded her for her “un-goddess-like” behavior and hurled her back to earth to live as this prickly plant forever.

 

Tasty and Versatile

Artichokes are not only scrumptious, they also provide important nutrients. A half cup serving of cooked artichoke hearts is a good source of vitamin C, vitamin K and folate. They also contain fiber, which helps support a healthy digestive system. Overall, artichokes are a great addition to your diet and are pretty tasty to boot!

FUN FACT:

Artichokes were illegal in New York for one week in the 1920s due to a member of the mafia monopolizing the market and causing “artichoke wars”.

 

Get Cookin’

Now that you know a little more about artichokes, try your hand at whipping up some recipes featuring this delicious thistle. Our Aprons Recipes are a great place to start!

What is your favorite way to enjoy this delectable plant? Share your ideas in the comments.

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You’ve heard the term “Sunday funday” right? It’s a great day to gather your friends and host a fabulous brunch. Mimosas, pastries, and pies — it’s all about having a good time. We’re here to help make your brunch bash easy and enjoyable.

 

Delightful Drinks

The key is to keep it light, which is why bubbly beverages are a wonderful choice. Most brunch items are a mix of sweet and savory, so the bright flavors and fruity bubbles in sparkling wine or champagne complement a variety of dishes. If you prefer non-alcoholic beverages, sparkling fruit juices are another great option. Coffee and tea are essentials , so pick up a few varieties to cover your guests’ preferences.

For champagne and sparkling wine options, give these bubblies a try:

  • Candoni Prosecco Brut: Crisp and clean; sip this slowly and savor the distinct honey undertones.
  • Moscato d’Asti:  Lightly fizzy Moscato d’Asti has a touch of sweetness balanced by crisp acidity to bring out tangy and sweet flavors.
  • Champagne: The acidity of the champagne helps lighten the rich flavors from typical brunch foods such as cheese omelets, and the light fruit flavors will complement any added fresh herbs, such as basil or thyme.

 

Stress-Free Food

Setting up a cheese board is always a fun addition to your get-together. For easy ideas on how to set one up, see our blog on how to create cheese plate perfection. If you’re looking to get a little more creative, try setting up stations like a waffle bar with different toppings, or a bagel bonanza with assorted cream cheeses, butters, and bagel flavors.

Omelets, frittatas, and salads are easy choices that will be both delicious and fast to make. For brunch recipe options that aren’t too heavy, give these a try:

  • Citrus Pasta Salad
    The slight sweetness and sparkle of cava makes it an agreeable match for nearly any dish. Our Citrus Pasta Salad has a wide range of flavors, from salty feta to basil to orange and grapefruit. The versatility of cava will stand up to every bite.
  • Salmon Brunch Frittata
    Smoked salmon, eggs, and sliced potatoes make this a hearty and satisfying dish. Sautéed onions and tarragon add an additional layer of flavor. The versatility of this dish lends itself to an equally versatile drink such as champagne. Don’t worry, orange juice or coffee are suitable options, too.

If you prefer to have us do the work for you, try ordering a platter from the Publix bakery or deli.

 

Décor

From fun and flirty to sassy and sophisticated, let your theme guide your decoration choices. Stop by our Floral department for a colorful bouquet to add freshness to your table. Use sparkly leftover wrapping paper as a table runner to add a little glam to the event.

If you have a backyard, your garden would be a quaint setting for brunch. Pinterest has a lot of great ideas to give you more inspiration. Last but not least, don’t forget the music! Think of your guests, and keep the music low enough to still have conversation.

We hope we’ve given you a jumpstart on throwing a fabulous brunch bash. We’d love to see pictures of your event. Share with us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or Instagram.

 

*Drink Responsibly. Be 21.

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Along with salt and pepper, lemon is one of the most popular ingredients in many recipes. With its tangy flavor, it’s easy to squeeze into baked goods and main entrees. We all know that lemons are a key component in a refreshing glass of lemonade, but they also have some pretty awesome benefits.

 

We don’t suggest just biting into these tiny yellow treats, we can offer you 15 unique recipes that call for this zesty fruit. If life gives you lemons, whip up something delicious! That’s the famous saying, right? Click the pictures below to learn more about each yummy recipe!

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Is lemon the secret ingredient in your special recipe? Tell us which dishes you toss, squeeze, or peel this bright fruit into!

 

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We know just how complex party planning can get, so don’t tackle the upcoming big game day all by yourself. From our easy-to-order platters that will satisfy all to an aisle full of party essentials like paper plates and plastic ware, your local Publix is here to help make things run a little more smoothly. And we’re also available online with some easy football themed ideas to make this year’s party one that everyone remembers.

 

The Food

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Dips can be a great way to feed large crowds. Our Aprons Chefs have a plethora of recipes your guests are sure to love, from our Queso Blanco Dip to our Better Choice Spinach Avocado Dip, we have something for everyone’s taste. You can even prepare some in advance to save time!

 

 

Are you searching for ways to give your party dishes a big game feel? When in doubt, turn your food into a football. Get creative by adding this shape to the food you’re serving.

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Deli Grab and Go Deviled Eggs: Deviled eggs already have the desired oval shape, so how do we add a little flair to turn it into your classic pigskin? Simply use some chives to draw out the laces and voila— your first finger food is ready to be served!

 

 

Meatball Bundles: Instead of serving the more traditional “pigs in a blanket,” make this hearty appetizer for your guest to enjoy. Transform these meatballs into footballs by using the dipping sauce to draw laces onto the bundles!

 

The Decorations

There are many different ways to make your own party décor!

Pub Sub Jerseys

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  • Publix sub platters are always a crowd favorite, but how can you make them football themed? Give them their own jersey with these three easy steps!
  • Grab a square paper napkin and cut a semicircle at the seam to form  a neck.
  • Cut small rectangles at the bottom left and right sides to give the napkin a shirt shape.
  • Use a marker to give each party guest their own customized Pub Sub jersey.

 

Silverware Holders

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We’re all about being sustainable and re-purposing common household items. For this fun and easy craft, you’ll need to save your used coffee cans and paint their exteriors to look like footballs. It may seem simple, but these festive tins serve as great silverware, napkin, or straw holders while also decorating the party table.

 

 

Play-by-Play Balloons

Balloons are great ways to fill up space and bring life to a party. You can pick up a bundle in your favorite team’s colors at your local store. To add a little pizzazz to your decorations, use a permanent marker to draw some football plays on each one and really embrace the theme!

 

The Drinks

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It’s all about the details when it comes to the drinks. For our big game party, we decorated water bottles with a simple chalkboard sign reading “water break.” Details like this tie the party idea together.

Another easy way to make sure the drinks seal the deal is printing black and white-striped paper and wrapping it around your water bottles to give them a referee look! You can even add whistles around them to serve as party favors.

 

If you’re looking for more awesome game day ideas and tips, follow our Game Day Winners Pinterest board. Our team is always looking for new inspiration to help make your big game party a hit! Share your game day decorations with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #PublixGameDay

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Making meals for those with special dietary needs can be complicated. With more and more Americans requiring specialized diets, it can be hard to keep track of what’s best for each need. Meet Publix “Carb Smart” Recipes Our ever-helpful Aprons team has created dozens of recipes for those who want to have a diet that … (Read the full story)

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Say cheers to this holiday season with our take on some festive drink classics. Grab your friends and family, toss on your ugly Christmas sweater, and stir things up!

 

Pumpkin Spice White Russian

Look no further for a winter cocktail to kick off the holiday festivities. This recipe calls for the perfect combination of chocolate and Kahlua with smooth hints of pumpkin.

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 ounces vodka
  • 1 1/2 ounces coffee liqueur
  • 3/4 ounce heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • Chocolate syrup
  • Whipped cream, crushed pecans, and graham cracker crumbs, for garnish

Steps

  1. Fill cocktail shaker with ice, then add vodka, coffee liqueur, cream, and pumpkin pie spice.
  2. Shake well. Strain into chocolate syrup-rimmed tall glass.
  3. Garnish with whipped cream and graham cracker crumbs.

Add a subtle variation

Substitute your favorite flavored coffee creamer for the heavy cream. Add some finely crushed pecans for additional garnish.

Snow day!

If you have a nut allergy or just want to add a creative touch, substitute white chocolate shavings or mini morsels for the pecans.

Food pairing

Serve the Pumpkin Spice White Russian with an assortment of Irresistible Desserts and other sweet treats.

 

Spiced Rum Cider

When the temperature drops, warm up with a sweet and spicy cider. This delicious recipe is a palate pleaser—we promise!

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Ingredients

  • 2 ounces spiced apple cider
  • 1 ounce dark rum
  • 1 ounce triple sec (or other orange liqueur)
  • 1 ounce club soda
  • Apple cubes or cinnamon sticks, for garnish

Steps

  1. Fill cocktail shaker with ice; add cider, rum, and triple sec.
  2. Shake well; pour into a serving glass. Top with club soda.
  3. Garnish with apple cubes or cinnamon sticks.

For a touch of sweetness

Dip the rim of a rocks glass in cinnamon sugar before adding the cider mixture.

Spice things up

Try substituting cinnamon bourbon for the dark rum.

Food pairing

Serve with Cranberry Almond Chicken With Beet Spinach Salad.

 

Maple Bourbon Nog

For a drink filled with holiday spirit, you’ll want to reach for this spiked eggnog.

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Ingredients

  • 5 ounces eggnog
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • Sprinkle of nutmeg, for garnish

Steps

  1. Combine all ingredients except nutmeg in a highball glass.
  2. Stir well. Top with a sprinkle of nutmeg.

 Spice it up

Before mixing the drink, dip the rim of a highball glass in crushed ginger snaps for an unexpected flavor explosion.

 Multiply the maple

Replace the bourbon with a maple bourbon to intensify the flavor.

Food pairing

Serve with chocolate-covered strawberries or a rich chocolate dessert from the Publix Bakery.

 

Cranberry Screwdriver

Toast to the holidays while enjoying our twist on this classic beverage. With refreshing ingredients such as cranberry and orange, it will make any dreary day a little brighter. Let’s raise our glass to another wonderful season!

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 ounces vodka
  • 1 1/2 ounces cranberry juice
  • 1 1/2 ounces orange juice
  • Orange wedge, for garnish

Steps

  1. Fill a rocks glass with ice; add all ingredients except garnish.
  2. Stir well. Garnish with an orange wedge.

Enhance the flavor

Use a berry blend juice or a dark grape juice instead of cranberry juice for heightened taste.


Vary your citrus

Use a lime or lemon wedge, instead of an orange wedge, to add a little tartness.

Food pairing

Pick up a Publix Deli rotisserie chicken and potato salad for a quick weeknight meal.

 

Champagne Flamingo

Out with the old and in with the new! Cheers in the new year with this unique champagne cocktail.
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Ingredients

  • 3/4 ounce vodka
  • 3/4 ounce Campari
  • 5 ounces chilled Champagne
  • Orange twist, for garnish

Steps

  1. Fill shaker glass with ice; add vodka and Campari.
  2. Shake well; strain into a chilled Champagne flute or cocktail glass of your choice.
  3. Top with Champagne. Garnish with an orange twist.

Make it a fruit sensation

Garnish this cocktail with a selection of seasonally fresh berries.

Food pairing

Serve with a selection of Publix sushi, Publix Deli fried chicken tenders, and other Party Hors D’Oeuvres.

 

 

Let us know what you think of our holiday cocktails. Don’t forget to swing by your local Publix Liquor Store for everything you’ll need to serve up your holiday favorites.

*Drink responsibly. Be 21.