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How Popcorn Can Help Kick-Start A Better Year

Popcorn is loud, crunchy, and eaten by the handful, immediately making us feel young at heart. It’s easy to share. And finally, it lightens the mood as we lick our fingers and eventually find rogue kernels down our shirts.

 
From Chuck to Shank: Your Beef Guide

For meat lovers who enjoy cooking at home, quality beef offers a world of delicious opportunities. Whether grilled, roasted, or broiled, beef is versatile, nourishing, and satisfying. But broccoli beef stir-fry is quite different from pot roast, and both require a specific cut in order to be their best. To be blunt, knowing the nuances of beef cuts is critical to mastering the art of cooking them.

 
Four Holiday Cookie Recipes to Celebrate the Season

There are few greater joys than baking holiday cookies with kids. Wide eyes, joyous smiles, and family fun create precious memories, and delicious treats welcome the season! Pete’s Market has everything you need to fill up your pantry with baking essentials, but we’re also here to offer a little inspiration.

 
Petes Coffee Chicago Store

Whether you wake up before the sun or roll out of bed mid-morning, chances are (if you’re like us) you can’t get started without that first cup of coffee. Hot or iced, dressed-up or black, the essential cup of joe is near and dear to millions of people each day.

 
Six Reasons to Have Your Holiday Dinners Catered

It’s a universal truth: good food makes the holidays shine. It’s why we toil away for hours in the kitchen on Thanksgiving, making sure everything is just right. We lay out a big spread for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza – however we choose to celebrate – because nothing brings us together like a comforting meal. But for all the magic and joy of the season, putting on a big dinner for family can sometimes awaken our inner-Grinch.

 
Buck Tradition with Four New Stuffing Recipes

Thanksgiving traditions are sacred, and messing with family recipes can be tricky business. Tricky, but not impossible. Perhaps there’s been a changing of the guard, and YOU are now in charge of the meal. Or, maybe there’s been an uprising; one where the adult siblings are finally putting their foot down against Mom adding ginger ale to the yams.

 
Grab-and-Go Desserts to Shake Things Up at Home

Show of hands, how many of you reply to the question “What’s for dessert?” by saying, “I think we still have some cookies in the pantry.” If this sounds familiar, you’re in luck. We’ve pulled together a list of incredible and unconventional dessert ideas that involve zero cooking or prep.

 
Making the Perfect Charcuterie Board

Imagine your next get-together… you’re unveiling a gorgeous charcuterie board including mini toasts, marinated artichokes, prosciutto, and French brie cheese. Friends gather as they fawn over your creation, paying particular attention to the roasted cashews and sun-dried tomatoes you used to fill in the empty spaces.

 
5 Chipless Ways to Enjoy Guacamole

Pete’s Market is known throughout Chicagoland for its ready-made dishes and to-go meals, but did you know we make our own guacamole too? Yes, the centuries-old Aztec party-spread made from avocado and spices has been perfected right here in the Windy City. 

 
Potato Cooking Family Chicago

It happens all too often during your routine grocery shopping. You grab a bag of potatoes with big plans. You’re not sure what those plans are, but you’re going to Google them when you get home and turn those potatoes into magic. A week later, you realize that you still have the potatoes, and you’d better cook them before they go bad. So, you quickly dice, season, bake and serve, once again abandoning your quest for true greatness.

 

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