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New Bakery Items
April 17, 2018
Happy Spring Everyone! I am so excited for some actual Spring weather to come, but I’m even more excited that we have some amazing NEW items in our bakery that I want to introduce! Drum roll please… Cinnamon Buttercream Pull-A-Parts – Our famous cinnamon roll recipe, shaped into a pull-a-part sequence of 8 parts. They are lightly sprayed with apricot glaze to give it a shiny look, topped with our buttercream icing then delicately placed with pecan pieces. Cinnamon Cream Cheese Pull-A-Parts – Our famous cinnamon roll recipe, shaped into a pull-a-part sequence of 8 parts. They are lightly sprayed with apricot glaze to give it a shiny look, topped with our cream cheese icing then delicately placed with pecan pieces. Carmel Rolls – A rich caramel smear loaded with pecan pieces is a perfect way to top off our caramel rolls. They’ll be a new favorite at your Sunday brunch. ADVERTISEMENT Cran-Oatmeal Cookies – An alternative to the traditional oatmeal cookie, try our cran-oatmeal cookie. These cookies add a bit of color and have a slight tang from the cranberries. Banana with White Chocolate Cookies – Not only for banana lovers. This has a whole grain taste with the delicious flavor of banana and each bite is loaded with decadent white chocolate chunks. Sea Salt Caramel Cookies – A rich pecan shortbread cookie topped with the perfect blend of chocolate, buttery caramel and a hint of sea salt. This is a bake shoppe office favorite. Brownie Crisp Cookies – Chocolate lovers are sure to love these brownie crispy cookies. They’re a great addition to any dessert table when entertaining.ADVERTISEMENT Kitchen Sink Cookies – Perfectly thin kitchen sink crisp cookies have the perfect crunch for people who prefer a crispy cookie. These cookies have rolled oats, chocolate chips, raisins, butterscotch chips and much more. Yum!! Almond Crisp Cookies – These almond crispy cookies are for all the almond lovers out there! The perfect cookie to have with your morning coffee. Chocolate Cherry Bread – Made with dark cocoa powder, loaded with dark chocolate chunks and dark tart cherries. Add a layer of cream cheese & top with fresh cut strawberries for a sweet treat. Sunny Sunflower Bread – Made with sunflower flour and mixed with sunflowers. Then topped with sunflower seeds for a satisfying crunch. Tastes great for any kind of sandwich or lightly buttered and toasted in the morning. Whole Wheat Short French Bread – A healthier, whole wheat version of our fan favorite short french bread. Goes great with Italian dishes as well as your favorite dips. Semolina Fennel Raisin Bread – Created with 3 different flours including the semolina specific flour. This bread adds a unique flavor that will enhance any Panini. When you’re in our stores make sure to stop by the Bakery Department and sample some of these awesome new products. Enjoy!! Jayne, Coborn’s, Inc. Merchandising Specialist Team Manager – Bakery & Deli...
Pharmacist Prescribing Authority
April 12, 2018
April showers bring…. more snow!?!?! Ugh, I like the change in seasons as much as the next guy but this is getting pretty old, bring on the warm weather! Enough weather ranting, let’s talk about pharmacy. In my very first blog I talked a bit about how the profession of pharmacy has changed over the years and how roles and responsibilities for Pharmacists have adapted to the needs of the healthcare system. In Minnesota, we seem to be on the precipice of another major change in pharmacy. Much work is being done behind the scenes working with the House and the Senate to address Pharmacist prescribing of certain medications. If passed, this bill would allow for Pharmacists to be able to prescribe for patients; Medication to be used for the treatment of opioid overdose – These medications are safe to keep on hand for; patients utilizing high doses of opioid medications, households with patients using opioid medications where small children may gain access, patients with illicit drug addiction. Smoking cessation medications – Including nicotine patches/lozenges/gum and Chantix. Travel medications recommended by the CDC specifically for patients/residents traveling abroad, the Minnesota Board of Pharmacy will maintain a specific list of these travel medications and update them periodically. If this bill passes successfully, the hope is that by instituting these services in pharmacies throughout the state it would greatly increase convenience for patients seeking these services. The thought also, is that we could get improved patient care by increasing smoking cessation rates and reducing opioid overdose deaths. Several other states have already adopted these measures and others like it as well, and they have seen some very promising results so far (increased patient satisfaction, improved patient care, reduced healthcare costs).ADVERTISEMENT Stay tuned for more updates, we should have a decision for this legislative session within the next month or so. Also, feel free to advocate to your legislators for the approval of the Pharmacist Prescribing Authority bill! Jason Miller, Pharm. D. Pharmacy Clinical Program Manager...
IBS Awareness Month
April 5, 2018
April focuses on Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Awareness Month. While digestive issues aren’t the most glamourous subject to talk about, they are important to discuss! There are many digestive issues, however, April draws attention to IBS, a disorder where abdominal pain is associated with several different symptoms such as intermittent diarrhea, constipation, or even both. Symptoms are often unpredictable and can be triggered by stress. While the exact cause of IBS isn’t known and there is no cure, there different ways to improve symptoms. There are several strategies that can be used to decrease IBS symptoms. Here are my top 5 tips for feeling better with IBS: Reduce Stress Find ways to destress and relax. Because your gut and brain are closely related, oftentimes when you are stressed, your digestive track can be affected. Try mediation, yoga, journaling, or other ways you enjoy relaxing! Get Better Sleep Make time for relaxation BEFORE going to bed. Avoid using electronics 30-60 minutes before bed. Avoid caffeine 4 hours before bed. Daily Movement Try walking, running, jogging, cycling, or another favorite activity! Increased heart rate reduces intestinal sluggishness and stimulates muscles to push waste out of the body. Consistent Small Meals Smaller portions can be easier for you to digest and result in less stress on your digestive track with IBS. Watch the 4 Common Food Offenders of IBS Caffeine, chocolate, fiber, and nuts These foods can potentially irritate symptoms such as abdominal pain, diarrhea, and constipation in those with IBS. If you have any concerns with your digestive health, please reach out to your medical provider or a Registered Dietitian. IBS symptoms can be uncomfortable and can affect daily living, but there are strategies to help relieve symptoms!ADVERTISEMENT Happy and Healthy Eating, Emily, RD, LD ...
April 3, 2018
March was National Nutrition Month and our Supermarket Dietitians provided lots of wonderful resources on the Dietitian’s Corner section on our website as well as posted some fantastic content on Facebook and other social media platforms. Even though we are officially into April, I thought I would spend a little time talking about one of the conditions that can arise due to poor nutrition, Osteoporosis or bone density loss. Osteoporosis is a disease in which the bones become weak and are more likely to break. People with osteoporosis most often break bones in the hip, spine, and wrist. In the United States, millions of people either already have osteoporosis or are at high risk due to low bone mass. Osteoporosis can occur in both men and women and at any age, but it is most common in older women. Some risk factors are:ADVERTISEMENT Gender, women more than men. Age. The older you are, the greater your risk of osteoporosis. Body size. Small, thin women are at greater risk. Ethnicity. White and Asian women are at highest risk. Black and Hispanic women have a lower risk. Family history. Osteoporosis tends to run in the family. Low calcium and vitamin D intake. Activity level. Lack of exercise or long-term bed rest can cause weak bones. Smoking and alcohol. A bone mineral density test is the best way to check your bone health. This test can diagnose osteoporosis and tell you whether you are likely to break a bone. This also will check bone strength and see if treatments are making the bones stronger. To help keep your bones strong and slow down bone loss, you can: Eat a diet rich in calcium and vitamin D (low-fat milk, yogurt, and cheese. Foods with added calcium such as orange juice, cereals, and breads) Exercise Not drink in excess or smoke. Treatment for osteoporosis includes: A balanced diet rich in calcium and vitamin D An exercise plan A healthy lifestyle Prescription medications, if needed. Stop by and talk with our Pharmacists if you have any questions or would like help finding supplements for calcium and vitamin D. ADVERTISEMENT Jason Miller, Pharm. D. Pharmacy Clinical Program Manager...
March 29, 2018
Some exciting new things are happening at our stores! March is National Nutrition Month, which made it the perfect time to announce our new nutritional attribute program that you will now be able to find on your favorite grocery shelf tags. This new program is called Food Facts, a program that will better assist you in making more informed and nutritious grocery decisions when our team of dietitians aren’t in the aisles with you (we wish we could be everywhere at once!). This new program is an addition to the Dietitian’s Choice program we launched last fall. As seen below, this new program will allow specific attributes (or characteristics) to be displayed on our shelf tags, with a total of 6 potential attributes to be chosen from. Because there is only room for 3 attributes at a time on our shelf tags (due to space), we have created a hierarchy in which these attributes are listed based on what we feel YOU, our guest would want to know. Don’t worry–Dietitian’s Choice is always first on the list to help you make more nutritious decisions! Dietitian’s Choice Organic Gluten Free Low Sodium Whole Grain Heart Healthy ADVERTISEMENT You will now see several thousand items in your favorite Coborn’s, Cash Wise and Marketplace Foods locations that have this new shelf tag. We would love to hear how our new Food Facts program is helping you make more informed food choices! Want more information? Check out our Food Facts video here! Healthy and Happy Eating, Emily ADVERTISEMENT ...
Easter Side Dishes
March 27, 2018
Wow Spring is here and so is Easter! I know most of us are planning our Easter dinner already which most likely means the traditional ham as well as all the favorite side dishes that our family and friends love. Once in a while, it’s nice to mix things up and try some new recipes too! So, I have two recipes that I want to share with you that I plan on serving at my Easter meal this year. The first one is over the top and now has become one of my absolute favorites. It’s like eating candy, but it’s healthy for you! ADVERTISEMENT Garlic & Herb Roasted Carrots Ingredients 1-2 Lbs. Whole Carrots, with green tops 1 Tbsp Olive Oil or Sunflower Oil 3 Cloves Garlic, minced ½ Tbsp Italian Seasoning ½ tsp Salt ¼ tsp Fresh Ground Black Pepper Instructions Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Rinse and scrub carrots. Trim green tops off 1 inch from carrot. Trim off root tips. Lightly grease a baking sheet. Place carrots onto the baking sheet and add olive oil, garlic, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper. Toss to combine. Arrange the carrots in a single layer and place baking sheet into the oven. Bake until tender, about 35-40 minutes (or longer if you are using larger carrots). 3.4.3177 Creamy Asparagus Pasta Salad Ingredients 16 Oz. Uncooked Penne Pasta 1 Lb. Asparagus 1 Cup Grape or Cherry Tomatoes, cut in half ½ Large Red Onions, thinly sliced, optional Dressing 10 Oz. Greek Yogurt 4-5 Tbsp Lemon Juice, freshly squeezed 1-1/2 tsp Garlic, minced 1 Tbsp Olive Oil 1 Tbsp Honey ½ tsp Lemon Pepper Zest from 1 lemon ½ tsp Salt Instructions Place all dressing ingredients in a jar or bowl. Shake or stir vigorously until ingredients are combined; Set aside. Remove tough stems of asparagus then cut each spear into 2-inch pieces. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 10 minutes, then add asparagus and cook with pasta for another 2 minutes. Drain pasta and asparagus and rinse with cold water until cooled; drain well. Transfer pasta and asparagus to a large bowl, gently stir in tomatoes, and onions. Toss with dressing, cover and refrigerate a few hours or overnight. Serve cold and enjoy! 3.4.3177 And of course, the last ingredient that is most important… Have a Happy Easter! Jayne, Coborn’s, Inc. Merchandising Specialist Team Manager – Bakery & Deli ADVERTISEMENT ...
Easter Crafts With Fiora
March 25, 2018
All this Spring weather definitely has us looking forward to the snow being gone for the year! However, it’s still to wet outside to fully enjoy the warmth… So bring Spring inside with some of these fun crafts from Fiora! These are quick and easy projects that are perfect to do with the kiddos. With Easter coming up soon, they are also the perfect addition to your Easter decor. Plus, your kid’s will love showing Grandma all the fun things they made! These cute little candle holders are quick and easy to make and are the perfect size for battery operated t-light candles. They’ll add a pop of color without taking up too much space so you have more room for all your favorite Easter foods. What You Need: Fiora Toilet Paper Tube Scissors Paint How-To: Cut one Fiora Toilet Paper tube in half, then make 5 slits about halfway down one end of tube. Cut petal shapes on each of the 5 sections. You can make them rounded, have a slight point or do a variety of petals. Curl the 5 petal sections outwards. Paint flowers different colors, add sparkles, jewels or any other embellishments, if desired. Once dry, place battery operated t-light candle in center. Napkin Rings are a fun way to add some Easter Flare to the table! You can coordinate the ribbon color to work with your decor, or do a variety of colors. What You Need: Fiora Toilet Paper or Paper Towel Tube Scissors Glue Paint Ribbon Stickers How-To: Cut Fiora Toilet Paper tube or Fiora Paper Towel tube into 1 inch sections. To make napkin rings stronger and more durable, use 2 rings, cut 1 of them open and remove a small amount so it will fit inside the other ring. Glue cut ring inside of the other and allow to dry. Paint each napkin ring white, allow to dry. Glue ribbon around napkin rings to achieve desired coverage. Add Easter stickers or any other desired embellishments to each ring. Last, but not least, are these adorable flowers! Weather you make one, or a whole bouquet, they’ll make any room brighter! What You Need: Fiora Paper Towel Tube Scissors Glue Stick and Hot Glue Paint Button Chop Sticks or Wooden Skewers How-To: Flatten, then cut Fiora Paper Towel Tube into 6-7 sections. Take 5 sections and glue points together to make flower shape, let dry. Paint flower as desired. Take remaining 1-2 sections of tube and paint green for leaves and paint chop stick green for stem. Once dry, take hot glue (carefully!) and glue button to center of flower. Then glue flower on pointed end of chop stick and finish by gluing 1 leaf on each side of chop stick. Once cooled, place in small bucket or flower pot to use around the house for Spring decor or as a centerpiece for Easter!...
How To Slice A Bone-In Ham
March 21, 2018
So many families have the traditional ham every Easter as the centerpiece on their dinner table. The Easter ham is something almost everyone looks forward to on Easter Sunday. Maybe you’re a pro at carving the ham by now, or maybe it’s your first time. Either way, you’ll be able to find some useful tips in this quick how-to video on how to slice a bone-in ham! Happy Easter! Kevin Connor, Merchandising Specialist Team Manager for Meat and Seafood ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT...
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