‘Tis the time for holiday gatherings! And where there are people, there must be food. Luckily, ShopRite of Yardley is here to serve all of Bucks County’s holiday entertaining needs- from ingredients to stock the shelves to catered specialties to wow your party guests to grab-and-go meals to keep your family fueled throughout the season.

The dedicated team from ShopRite of Yardley works to make holiday shopping as enjoyable as the season itself. Navigate through the guide using the buttons below:

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Holiday Grocery Shopping

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In today’s world of non-stop schedules for the whole family, ShopRite offers a grocery shopping experience that accommodates the modern customer. Shop remotely at home or in your office, and you can pick them up at a Shoprite that is convenient for you. Too busy to stop after work? No problem! Shoprite also offers home and office delivery, with prices online guaranteed to match in-store items. For added savings, sign up for a Price Plus® Club card.

In addition to online shopping, the 57,000-square-foot ShopRite of Yardley was designed with functionality in mind.  Convenient perks include an in-store pharmacy and Scrunchy’s Playhouse, which provides childcare for kids ages 3 to 8 for up to 90 minutes!

For shoppers prioritizing health this holiday season, ShopRite of Yardley’s on-staff registered dietician, Meghan Collins, RD provides free counseling, such as helping consumers educate themselves on understanding food labels. Look for her Dietician’s Selections and healthy recipe cards throughout the store. Free classes are also offered and special events are posted online and throughout the store. Check out ShopRite of Yardley’s full schedule of helpful December events here.

Make sure your pantry is prepared with these helpful printable grocery shopping lists:

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Holiday Catering & Prepared Foods

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12122659_909834662440147_913699480224793139_nPlanning a party at home? Or perhaps an office gathering? Talk to Karen, Shoprite’s Catering coordinator, to make your entertaining or business lunch planning simple and easy. They’ll work with you to create a custom menu that fits your events needs.

 

Prepared Foods

11224197_870486069708340_3398889794565516112_oYear-end deadlines, endless trips to the mall, and holiday entertaining can leave little time to cook. ShopRite’s expansive prepared food department – ShopRite Kitchen – makes finding last-minute meals to satisfy the pickiest of families a cinch. ShopRite Kitchen can prepare whole meal, side dishes, and appetizers for any event.

Chefs Chris and Karen work diligently to study the latest food trends, and always offer healthy food options at the hot bar. The Deli recently introduced a few new varieties of deli meats and added a variety of store-made salads. In addition to grab-and-go favorites like soups and sushi, you can also access a variety of time-saving heat-and-serve options.

 

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Holiday Entertaining

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Throwing a fancy dinner party? Or just stocking up for the family? There’s no need to stop at a specialty cheese shop or fishmonger after a trip to ShopRite of Yardley. Fresh produce, fresh meats, and fresh ingredients are what keeps ShopRite customers coming back.

You can keep it simple by picking up a fresh-baked pie on the way to your latest holiday party. Or, for a more hands-on hostess, get inspired by ShopRite’s gourmet selection. Experts in each department are on-hand and ready to assist.

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Ann Marie is cutting a cheese wheel into individual slices for packaging. Ask ShopRite’s cheesemongers about their local and international selection of cheeses.

For example, ShopRite of Yardley has its very own cheese specialist named Dawn Pope, who studied in France. Check out some specialty cheese tray suggestions from ShopRite below, purchase a prepared dish, or even bring your hand-selected cheeses to one of ShopRite’s cheesemongers for assistance in the arrangement and presentation.

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Holiday Recipes:

Stuffing Done Right

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Corn Bread and Sausage Stuffing

Serves: Makes 12 (1-cup) servings.

  • 6 tablespoons ShopRite butter
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons thyme leaves
  • 1 teaspoon ShopRite garlic powder
  • 10 cups crumbled corn bread
  • 1 lb ShopRite sausage, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 cups ShopRite chicken broth

Step 1: Preheat oven to 350°F. Melt butter in large skillet on medium heat.
Step 2: Add celery, onion and bell pepper; cook and stir 5 minutes.
Step 3: Stir in thyme and garlic powder.
Step 4: Mix corn bread, vegetable mixture and sausage in large bowl.
Step 5: Add broth; toss gently until well mixed. Spoon into lightly greased 13×9-inch baking dish. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until heated through and lightly browned.

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Brussels Sprouts and Good Times

Ingredients:

Fresh Brussels Sprouts
Fresh Butternut Squash (pre-cut)
1/2 Yellow Onion
Dried Cranberries
Sea Salt
ShopRite Black Pepper
ShopRite Garlic Salt
ShopRite Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Instructions:

Combine Brussels sprouts, butternut squash, dried cranberries and sliced onion in a glass baking pan. Drizzle with olive oil and season to taste. Broiler roast at 400 for 20-25 minutes.

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ShopRite Mexican Blend Dip

Ingredients:

2 Jars of ShopRite Pico De Gallo Style Salsa
2 Mashed Avocados
1 Jar (16oz) ShopRite Sour Cream
1 Package ShopRite Finely Shredded Mexican Blend Natural Cheese
Tortilla Chips

Directions:

Step 1: In a casserole dish, place mashed avocados as the base layer of your dip.
Step 2: Layer both jars of salsa over the mashed avocado.
Step 3: Layer the jar of sour cream over the salsa.
Step 4: Sprinkle layer of cheese on top of the sour cream.

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Holiday Baking

It’s 8pm and your son just let you know that he needs cookies for his class tomorrow. Don’t panic! Keep these pantry items on-hand at all times throughout the holiday season.

Butter (salted and unsalted)
Large eggs
All-purpose flour
Granulated sugar
Light-brown sugar
Baking soda
Olive oil
Red-wine vinegar
Salt (coarse and table)
Ground pepper

Prepare all of your favorite holiday sweets with the helpful recipes below:

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The [Not So Perfect] Apple Pie

To bake or not to bake? That is the question.  We say bake! We enjoy baking, but we understand pies are not always perfect (unless you’re buying them from ShopRite’s Bakery!). Appropriately plump, crispy crust and evenly sliced apples, that’s what the store apple pie has to offer.

Ingredients:

1 box ShopRite refrigerated pie crusts
6 Cups thinly peeled and thinly sliced apples (best apples to bake with: honeycrisp, mutsu and pink lady)
¾ cups sugar
1 ½ tablespoons all-purpose flours
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 ½ tablespoons lemon juice

Step 1:
Heat oven to 425°F. Place 1 pie crust in ungreased 9-inch pie plate.  Press firmly against side and bottom.

Step 2:
Gently mix filling ingredients; spoon into crust-lined pie plate. Top with second crust.  Press edges together to seal; flute style. Cut slits in several places on top crust.

Step 3:
Bake 45 min or until apples are tender and crust is golden brown. Cover edge of crust with 2- to 3-inch wide strips of foil after first 15 min of baking to prevent excessive browning. Cool on cooling rack at least 2 hours before serving.

Chocolate Mini Chip Holiday Cookies
Servings:about 3 dozen cookies

Ingredients:

PREHEAT oven to 350° F.

BEAT butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, vanilla extract and salt in large mixer bowl until creamy. Beat in egg yolk. Gradually beat in flour. Stir in 1 1/2 cups morsels. Divide dough in half. Cover; refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm.

ROLL half of dough to 1/4-inch thickness between two sheets of waxed paper. Remove top sheet of waxed paper. Cut dough into shapes using cookie cutters. Lift from waxed paper; place on ungreased baking sheets. Refrigerate for 10 minutes. Repeat with remaining dough.

BAKE for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely. Spread with frosting; pipe with melted chocolate.

TO PIPE CHOCOLATE: Place remaining 1/2 cup morsels in heavy-duty plastic bag. Microwave on HIGH (100%) power for 45 seconds; knead. Microwave for 10 seconds; knead until smooth. Cut tiny corner from bag; squeeze to pipe chocolate.

Christmas Pineapple Cake
Servings:12
Preparation Time:20 minutes
Cook Time:30 minutes

Ingredients:

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups granulated sugar
2 tsp baking soda
1 (20-oz.) can crushed pineapple
2 eggs, slightly beaten
2 tsp coconut extract, divided
1 cup chopped black walnuts
1 (8-oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease 13x9x2-inch baking pan; set aside.

In large bowl, combine flour, sugar and baking soda. Stir in undrained crushed pineapple, eggs and 1 teaspoon of the coconut extract until just combined (do not overmix). Stir in walnuts. Spread batter into prepared pan. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack 30 minutes.

In medium mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, butter and remaining 1 teaspoon of the extract with an electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy. Gradually beat in powdered sugar. Spread over warm cake. Cool completely. Cover and chill.

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Get more holiday food tips from ShopRite here and follow ShopRite of Yardley on Facebook for all of the latest offerings and events. Happy holidays!

 

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