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Sizzle into Summer: Delicious BBQ Pulled Pork and 3 Creative Coleslaw Ideas

Summertime is finally here, and it’s time to fire up those grills and embrace the season of barbecues, backyard parties, and sun-soaked gatherings. Whether you’re a seasoned grill master or a BBQ newbie, there’s one dish that should definitely be on your summer to-do list: BBQ Pulled Pork.

A helping of juicy pulled pork is a mandatory element of any barbecue spread. This Pulled Pork BBQ reaches pull-apart perfection after spending six hours in your oven, resulting in tender, flavorful meat that’s perfect for piling high over a fluffy bun. Add a heap of coleslaw, drizzle with tasty BBQ sauce, and you’ve got yourself a slice of true barbecue bliss! Speaking of coleslaw, why not add a little variety? We also decided to provide you with three ways to mix up your coleslaw and give your BBQ spread a unique twist.

Before you dive into your BBQ adventure, make sure to stock up on all your essentials at The Market. From high-quality pork to fresh coleslaw ingredients, we’ve got everything you need to create the perfect BBQ spread. Our aisles are packed with the finest ingredients, ensuring that your summer cookouts are nothing short of spectacular.

BBQ Pulled Pork

Prep: 20 min

Inactive: 3 hr

Cook: 6 hr 15 min

Yield: 12 servings

Ingredients:

Dry Rub:

3 tablespoons paprika

1 tablespoon garlic powder

1 tablespoon brown sugar

1 tablespoon dry mustard

3 tablespoons coarse sea salt

1 (5 to 7 pound) pork roast, preferably shoulder or Boston butt

Cider-Vinegar Barbecue Sauce:

1 1/2 cups cider vinegar

1 cup yellow or brown mustard

1/2 cup ketchup

1/3 cup packed brown sugar

2 garlic cloves, smashed

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1 teaspoon cayenne

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Pan drippings from the pork

12 hamburger buns

1 recipe Cole Slaw, recipe follows

Pickle spears, for serving

Instructions:

Mix the paprika, garlic power, brown sugar, dry mustard, and salt together in a small bowl. Rub the spice blend all over the pork. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, or up to overnight.

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F. Put the pork in a roasting pan and roast it for about 6 hours. An instant-read thermometer stuck into the thickest part of the pork should register 170 degrees F, but basically, what you want to do is to roast it until it’s falling apart.

While the pork is roasting, make the barbecue sauce. Combine the vinegar, mustard, ketchup, brown sugar, garlic, salt, cayenne, and black pepper in a saucepan over medium heat. Simmer gently, stirring, for 10 minutes until the sugar dissolves. Take it off the heat and let it sit until you’re ready for it.

When the pork is done, take it out of the oven and put it on a large platter. Allow the meat to rest for about 10 minutes. While it’s resting, deglaze the pan over medium heat with 3/4 cup water, scraping with a wooden spoon to pick up all of the browned bits. Reduce by about half. Pour that into the saucepan with the sauce and cook 5 minutes.

While the pork is still warm, you want to “pull” the meat: Grab 2 forks. Using 1 to steady the meat, use the other to “pull” shreds of meat off the roast. Put the shredded pork in a bowl and pour half of the sauce over. Stir it all up well so that the pork is coated with the sauce.

To serve, spoon the pulled pork mixture onto the bottom half of each hamburger bun, and top with some slaw. Serve with pickle spears and the remaining sauce on the side.

The original recipe can be found here.

3 Variations of Coleslaw to Top Your Mouthwatering BBQ Pork With:

Basic Slaw Vegetables:

1 small Napa cabbage sliced, or medium regular green (Savoy) cabbage, halved, core removed, and sliced thinly

1 medium red or white onion, minced

1 orange or red bell pepper, chopped finely

2 stalks celery, minced

3 carrots, minced

1 cucumber, seeded and minced

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Option #1 – CLASSIC AMERICAN

1/2 cup mayonnaise (low fat is fine, but do not use non-fat)

3 tsp granulated sugar

2 tbsp apple cider or champagne vinegar

1/2 tsp onion powder

1/2 tsp celery seed

1/2 tsp thyme, optional

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Option #2 – ASIAN INFLUENCES

3 tbsp mayonnaise (low fat is fine, but do not use non-fat)

2 tbsp unflavored rice wine vinegar

1 tbsp Mirin (sweet rice wine)

1 tsp granulated sugar

1/2 tsp onion powder

1/2 tsp ground ginger

1/2 tsp soy sauce (gluten-free if needed)

1/2 tsp sesame oil

1/4 to 1/2 tsp hot chili oil, optional

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Option #3 – SOUTH OF THE BORDER FLAVORS

1/2 cup organic olive oil

1/3 cup (5 tbsp) freshly squeezed lime juice

1 tbsp granulated sugar

1/2 tsp onion powder

1/2 tsp ground cumin

1 small garlic clove, peeled, smashed, and very finely minced

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Instructions:

Combine your rinsed and dried base slaw ingredients in a large bowl. Sprinkle generously with salt and pepper, then toss to coat. Add half the dressing and mix until everything’s nicely coated. Adjust the seasoning to taste, cover the bowl, and refrigerate for at least an hour. After chilling, drain off any excess liquid, add the remaining dressing, and toss again.

Now here’s where the fun begins! Choose your favorite from the three slaw recipes below and mix in those ingredients for a flavorful twist.

Taste, adjust seasoning if needed, and let it sit out for about 15 minutes before serving for the best flavor. Enjoy your zesty, market-fresh slaw to pair with your mouthwatering BBQ Pulled Pork!

Original recipes can be found here.

Celebrate Memorial Day with Patriotic Flair: 5 Red, White, and Blue Recipes to Try

Get ready to fire up the grill and sprinkle some patriotic flair into your culinary repertoire because Memorial Day is just around the corner! While we gear up to celebrate the unofficial start of summer with backyard barbecues and sun-soaked picnics, let’s not forget the true essence of this holiday. It’s a time to honor and remember the brave souls who have served our country with unwavering courage and sacrifice. But hey, why not do it with a delicious twist? Join us as we pay homage to our heroes with a mouthwatering lineup of red, white, and blue recipes that are sure to steal the show at your Memorial Day gathering. It’s time to salute with a fork in one hand and a sparkler in the other! 

Red, White, and Blue Deviled Eggs

Indulge in everyone’s favorite deviled eggs with a festive twist! These red, white, and blue deviled eggs are sure to be a hit at your patriotic gatherings. The full recipe can be found here.

Red, White, and Blueberry Coleslaw

Elevate your barbecue spread with our Red, White, and Blueberry Coleslaw! This vibrant dish blends crisp cabbage with juicy berries, adding a refreshing and patriotic touch to your meal. The full recipe can be found here.

Burger Sliders with Blue Cheese

Get ready to elevate your burger game with our Burger Sliders with Blue Cheese Sauce! These bite-sized delights combine juicy patties with creamy blue cheese sauce and sweet strawberries, delivering a mouthwatering experience that will have you reaching for seconds. The full recipe can be found here.

Red, White, and Blueberry Jello Parfait

Indulge in a burst of patriotic flavor with this Red, White, and Blueberry Jello Parfait! Layered with vibrant fruits and jiggly jello, it’s a refreshing treat that celebrates the essence of summer. The full recipe can be found here.

Red, White, and Blue Crispy Rice Treats

Get ready to elevate your dessert game with these Red, White, and Blue Crispy Rice Treats! These colorful delights are the perfect blend of sweet, crispy, and oh-so-irresistible. The full recipe can be found here.

As we wrap up our Memorial Day festive recipes, don’t forget to swing by The Market to stock up on all the fresh ingredients and supplies you need to recreate those red, white, and blue treats! From crisp lettuce and juicy tomatoes to creamy blue cheese and succulent beef patties, we’ve got you covered for all your patriotic culinary adventures. So, head on over to The Market, where quality meets convenience, and let’s make this Memorial Day one to remember!

Fresh Finds: Celebrating Spring’s Bounty with Seasonal Produce

Welcome to the vibrant world of spring produce, where every trip to The Market is an adventure waiting to happen! As the weather warms up and flowers start to bloom, it’s time to celebrate the bounty of delicious fruits and veggies that spring brings our way. From juicy apricots to zesty limes, and everything in between, our produce aisle is bursting with vibrant colors and flavors just waiting to tantalize your taste buds.

But we know that picking out the perfect produce can sometimes feel like a daunting task. That’s why we’re here to help! Here are a few tips and tricks to ensure you’re selecting the freshest, tastiest fruits and veggies:

Look for vibrant colors: When choosing produce, opt for items that are bright and vibrant in color. This often indicates ripeness and freshness. For example, look for deep green broccoli or bright yellow lemons.

Check for firmness: Give your fruits and veggies a gentle squeeze to check for firmness. They should feel firm to the touch but not too hard or too soft. This is especially important for items like avocados and apricots.

Sniff it out: Don’t be afraid to give your produce a sniff! Fresh fruits and veggies should have a pleasant, natural aroma. If something smells off or overly ripe, it may be best to pass on it.

Consider seasonality: Take advantage of what’s in season! Seasonal produce is often at its peak freshness and flavor, so be sure to look for items that are in season during the spring months.

With each season offering its own bounty, there’s always something new to discover at The Market. Below you will find a list of some of the spring produce awaiting you in our aisles!

Family-Friendly Recipes: Meals That Everyone Will Love

In the hustle and bustle of daily life, finding recipes that please the whole family can be hard and stressful. To make mealtime easier and more enjoyable, we’ve curated a collection of our favorite kid-friendly recipes. These dishes are designed to bring smiles to faces, nourish growing bodies, and ensure everyone leaves the dinner table content and satisfied. And hey, while you’re gathering ingredients, why not shop at The Market? With our wide selection of local fresh produce, quality meats, and pantry staples, you’re sure to find everything you need to whip up these family favorites.

Baked Pecan Chicken Tenders

Ingredients:

  • 1.5-2 lbs chicken breast tenders or chicken strips
  • 2 cups raw pecan halves or pieces
  • 1 cup panko (or gluten free bread crumbs)
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose (or gluten free flour blend)
  • 3 eggs

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. In a food processor, pulse pecans until fine as breadcrumbs. Mix pecans along with panko, garlic powder, cayenne and salt in a shallow bowl.
  3. In another shallow bowl, whisk eggs until smooth. And finally, in a third shallow bowl add flour.
  4. Lightly season chicken tenders with salt and pepper. Working with one chicken tender at a time, dip in eggs, flour, eggs, and then pecan mixture. (be sure to press the pecan mixture onto the chicken to be sure it is completely coated). Set chicken on a baking sheet lined with a cooling rack or parchment paper. Repeat with remaining chicken.
  5. Place chicken on center rack and bake for 20 minutes, until golden brown and cooked through.
  6. Serve pecan chicken tenders warm with buttermilk ranch. Enjoy!

The original recipe can be found here.

Veggie Macaroni & Cheese

Ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 3 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 2 cups fresh cauliflowerets
  • 3 large carrots, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
  • 2 celery ribs, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 3 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a 6-qt. stockpot, cook macaroni according to package directions, adding broccoli, cauliflower, carrots and celery during the last 6 minutes of cooking. Drain; transfer to a greased 13×9-in. baking dish.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, heat butter over medium-high heat; saute onion until tender. Stir in flour until blended. Gradually stir in milk and broth; bring to a boil. Cook and stir until thickened, about 2 minutes; stir in cheese, mustard, salt and pepper.
  3. Add sauce to macaroni mixture, stirring to coat; sprinkle with paprika. Bake, uncovered, until heated through, 15-20 minutes.

The original recipe can be found here.

Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast, or 2 cups chopped cooked chicken, such as rotisserie chicken
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup finely chopped yellow onion
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves, or 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 cups low sodium chicken broth, or one 14.5 ounce can broth plus enough water to make 2 cups liquid total
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup uncooked long grain white rice, rinsed well and drained, do NOT substitute other kinds of rice
  • 1 ½ pounds fresh broccoli crowns, cut into bite-size pieces, about 6 cups
  • ¾ cup whole milk
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese, 8 ounces, divided

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Lightly grease a 9×13-inch baking dish.
  2. (Skip this step if using leftover cooked chicken or rotisserie chicken.) Cut the chicken breasts into small bite-size pieces. Heat the olive oil in a Dutch oven pot or large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chopped chicken to the pan and cook until cooked through, then transfer the cooked chicken pieces to a clean plate.
  3. Reduce the heat to medium. Add the butter to the pot. Once melted, add the onion and cook, until softened, about 3 minutes, scraping up browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Then add the garlic and thyme and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds.
  4. Add the chicken broth, paprika, salt, pepper and uncooked rice to the skillet. Stir and bring to a boil. As soon as it comes to a boil, place the chopped broccoli on top (do not stir it in). Reduce the heat to a low simmer, cover the pan and cook for 10 minutes without lifting the lid. After 10 minutes, check that all of the liquid has been absorbed by the rice. If not, continue cooking with the lid on until all liquid is absorbed. It’s ok if the broccoli and rice aren’t quite tender yet, since they will cook more in the oven. Remove pan from the heat.
  5. Return the cooked chicken to the pan. Then stir in the milk, grated Parmesan and half of the cheddar cheese.
  6. Transfer to the greased baking dish. Top with the remaining cheddar cheese.
  7. Cover with foil and bake for 15 minutes, then uncover and bake for 5-10 minutes more until casserole is hot and bubbly.

The original recipe can be found here.

Cooking With Heart: A Recipe for American Heart Month

February is a month of love, and what better way to express love than by taking care of your heart? In honor of American Heart Month, we invite you to try this recipe that is not just a feast for the taste buds but a celebration of heart health. This recipe features succulent salmon with a delightfully refreshing citrus ginger honey glaze. So, join us in celebrating love and heart health this February, and let your shopping experience be a loving step toward prioritizing your well-being.

Citrus Ginger Honey Glazed Salmon with Whole Grain Rice and Sugar Snap Peas

Ingredients: Serves 4

  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger (peeled, grated)
    OR
  • 1 teaspoon dried ginger
  • 1 clove fresh garlic (minced)
    OR
  • 1 teaspoon jarred, minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoon low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 2 tsp fresh or jarred lemon juice (about 1/2 a lemon)
  • 2 Tbsp fresh basil (or 6-8 leaves) chopped
    OR
  • basil
  • 1 lb boneless, skinless salmon (cut into 4 – 4 oz. filets)
  • 1 cup uncooked brown rice
  • 2 cup fresh sugar snap peas
  • 8 lemons (thinly sliced)
  • aluminum foil

Directions:

Preheat oven to 450° F. In a large bowl, combine ginger, garlic, vegetable oil, soy sauce, honey, lemon juice and basil and add fish. Marinate in refrigerator for 10 minutes.

Prepare rice according to instructions on package, excluding any salt or oil.

Cut 8 pieces of aluminum foil; wide enough to fit one piece of salmon and ½ cup of snap peas.

Remove fish from marinade and discard remaining marinade. Arrange lemon slices on top and bottom of fish filet. Place one fish filet and half of snap peas together on one piece of parchment. Cover with another piece of foil and tightly fold together top and bottom edges of foil to create a seal to the steaming pouch. Repeat for second portion. Place on baking sheet and bake for 12 minutes.

Carefully cut open pouch and remove contents. Put salmon and snap peas over rice and serve.

The original recipe can be found here.

New Year, New Pantry: A Guide to Stocking Up on Healthy Staples at The Market

As the new year unfolds, there’s no better time to revitalize your kitchen and embrace a healthier lifestyle. At The Market, we’re excited to guide you on a journey of transforming your pantry into a hub of nourishment and wellness. Join us as we explore the essential steps to stocking up on wholesome staples that will elevate your cooking and support your well-being.

The Essentials

Kickstart your pantry makeover by focusing on foundational items that form the basis of nutritious meals. From whole grains and legumes to heart-healthy oils, The Market is here to ensure your pantry is packed with goodness.

Fresh Produce

If you’ve been here a while, you know we like to boast about our vibrant and abundantly stocked produce section at The Market. Beyond its visual appeal, it’s worth noting that, as you’re already aware, fruits and vegetables serve as essential nutrient powerhouses for a wholesome diet. On your next grocery run, make it a mission to fill your cart with a variety of different colors. From vibrant reds of ripe tomatoes, to the lush greens of crisp spinach, and the sunny yellows of sweet bell peppers – The Market has everything you need to create a rainbow on your plate! 

Smart Snacking

Indulge your snack cravings without the guilt! We all know that sometimes the snack attack hits, but here at The Market, we’re flipping the script – snacking doesn’t have to be an indulgence; it can be a source of nourishment. From nutrient-packed nuts and seeds to wholesome crackers and dips, we have snacks that transform your munching moments into delicious and nutritious experiences.

From our bountiful produce section that bursts with colors to the nutrient-packed snacks that redefine indulgence, your journey to a well-stocked and wholesome pantry begins here at The Market!

DIY Gifts from the Kitchen: The Market’s Homemade Holiday Treats

The holiday season is upon us, and what better way to spread joy than with heartfelt, homemade gifts from your kitchen? At The Market, we believe in the power of sharing good food and the joy it brings to our loved ones. In this blog post, we’ll guide you through creating delightful DIY gifts for everyone on your list using quality ingredients you can find right here at The Market. Happy gifting!

For the kids: Hot Cocoa Mix in a Jar

Spread smiles this season with the gift of Magic Hot Cocoa Mix. This is a delightful gift for the cocoa connoisseur in your life, especially the pint-sized ones with a sweet tooth! Packed in a jar, it’s a hot chocolate party waiting to happen.

Full instructions and ingredients for this chocolatey gift can be found here.

For the Family: Signature Jam or Preserve

This holiday season, gift a jar of homemade sweetness with DIY Jam! Crafted with love, this is your ticket to creating a delectable jar of fruity goodness for the ones who matter most—your family. Whether it’s a classic strawberry jam or a daring blend of mixed berries, the choice is yours.

Full instructions and ingredients for this spreadable fruity gift can be found here.

For the Neighbors: Cinnamon Sugar Cookies

This season, delight your neighbors with a taste of warmth and cheer! Cinnamon Sugar Cookies are your secret ingredient to spreading holiday joy (even to the Scrooge next door). Your neighbors will thank you for the sweet surprise, and every bite will be a reminder of the warmth you’ve shared this holiday season.

Full instructions and ingredients for this sweet classic cookie can be found here.

For your BFF: Rosé Gummies

This holiday season, treat your BFF to a taste of festive floral magic with homemade Rosé Gummies. This gift of holiday spirit(s) squished into a gummy bear is the ultimate collision of the candies we devoured as kids (and, let’s be real, still do) but an adult version. Cheers to your BFF with this creative boozy gift!

Full instructions and ingredients for this bottle poppin’ candy can be found here.

This holiday season, let the spirit of giving shine through with these delightful DIY gifts from The Market. Whether you’re poppin’ bottles for Rosé gummies, baking a batch of cookies, or crafting jars of hot cocoa, the love and care you put into these creations will surely be appreciated by friends and family. Visit The Market to find the finest ingredients for your homemade gifts, and make this holiday season a celebration of good food, warmth, and shared moments. Happy holidays from The Market!

5 Creative Thanksgiving Sides that Will Outshine the Turkey

This Thanksgiving, don’t settle for the ordinary. These five creative Thanksgiving sides are ready to take your holiday meal to a whole new level. From a spicy kick to the creamy indulgence, these dishes are sure to outshine the turkey and become the stars of your Thanksgiving feast. So, stop in to The Market and gather your ingredients, follow the recipes, and get ready to impress your loved ones with a memorable and mouthwatering Thanksgiving meal.

1. Jalapeño-Cheddar Corn Pudding

Craving a dish that’s creamy, cheesy, and a little bit spicy? Look no further! Try this Jalapeño-Cheddar Corn Pudding, inspired by Chrissy Teigen. This recipe is a flavor-packed journey for your taste buds.

Try the Recipe

2. Roasted Mushrooms With Browned Butter, Garlic, and Thyme

Elevate your mushroom game with this Roasted Mushrooms with Browned Butter, Garlic, and Thyme. The richness of mushrooms paired with the browned butter, garlic, and fresh thyme makes for an unforgettable dish.

Try the Recipe

3. Crispy Roasted Rosemary Sweet Potatoes

Experience comfort food like never before with our Crispy Roasted Rosemary Sweet Potatoes. This recipe will transport you to a world of crispy perfection and aromatic rosemary.

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4. Creamed Brussels Sprouts

Even Brussel Sprouts deserve love on this feasting holiday. These little green gems are transformed into a side dish that’s pure comfort on a plate.

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5. Baked Mac And Cheese With Bacon

Indulge in the irresistible pairing of creamy cheese, perfectly cooked pasta, and savory bacon. This dish will have you savoring every bite of this classic favorite with a delightful twist.

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Playmaker’s Grocery List

Lions🦁, Broncos🐴, Bears🐻 oh my!

Tailgating season is in full swing. Whether you are loading the car up and tailgating at the stadium, or you’re throwing a party at home. Getting ready for your tailgating party can be a lot of work. No matter who you’re cheering for when Sunday rolls around, The Market is here to make it easy for you. Check out our ultimate Playmaker’s Grocery List to make sure you don’t fumble a single thing!

Chips
VeggiesDip
Cheese and Crackers
Tortilla Chips and Salsa
Hot Dogs and Buns
Condiments
Cupcakes
Cookies
Variety of pop
Paper products
Plastic utensils
Coolers with ice
Folding table and folding chairs
Plastic tablecloth
Portable grill, plus propane or charcoal and lighter fluid
Matches or lighter
Grilling utensils
Meat thermometer
Aluminum foil and plastic wrap
Trash bags/cans
Coolers with ice

Fall at The Market

As the leaves begin to fall, we know that another summer has come and gone. But here at The Market, we love the crisp coldness in the air, the colors of leaves, and how everything you make and eat gives you a warm and cozy feeling. The changing of the seasons also means changing of fresh produce! Here at The Market, we are committed to the towns we serve and that starts with high-quality, in-season produce. So here is a seasonal guide of some obvious and not-so-obvious fall goodies to add to your next grocery list!