Kitchen Spring Cleaning Tips

spring cleaning your kitchen

There’s nothing like an old fashioned spring cleaning to make your kitchen seem like new again. We’re not just talking about moving the mail and magazines that accumulate on your counter tops or washing the dishes that have been piling up in the sink; we’re talking about a real deep clean! De-clutter Your Kitchen First […]

Market Basket Second Annual Golf Tournament

From left to right: Richard G. Price (Lamar University), Russell Saleme (Market Basket), Kristie Young (Lamar University), Keith Dauterive (Market Basket), and Skylar Thompson(Market Basket)

Thanks to Market Basket’s many sponsors and vendors, our very successful 2nd annual golf outing netted a huge check for $10,000 for Lamar University academic scholarships. This is the second year in a row Market Basket has raised and donated this large an amount through our golf tournament, held at the Beaumont Country Club. Several […]

Heavenly Easter Chicks

Easter Chicks recipe

With Easter right around the corner, Market Basket would like to share this creative recipe to brighten your holiday. Decorate your Easter Sunday table with these cute “Heavenly Easter Chicks”! Items Needed: 1 dozen eggs 3 tablespoons mayonnaise Salt & Pepper, to taste Sweet or dill relish Red Bell Pepper Instructions: Boil your eggs and […]

How To Properly Thaw Meat

thawing meat

It may be tempting to heat your meat or leave it out on the countertop to defrost it quickly. We know you just can’t wait to devour that rib-eye or roast chicken, but it can be quite harmful to rapidly thaw meat. You don’t want to facilitate the growth of harmful bacteria, nor do you […]

March Seasonal Produce

spinach

March means its the peak season for Broccoli, Carrots, Cauliflower, and Spinach in Texas and Louisiana. Broccoli Broccoli has a high content of Vitamin C, making 1 cup of chopped broccoli the Vitamin C equivalent of an orange. Broccoli is also very high in Vitamin A, which helps to fight cancer stem cells, as well […]

Defining Poultry Terms

poultry

Have you ever wondered what exactly the terms on your poultry packages mean? Sometimes terms used on poultry labels can be confusing. Here are the most common poultry labels as allowed by the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS): Additives Fresh chicken does not contain additives. If chicken is processed, then additives, such as […]

How Long Should You Keep Cooked Leftovers?

cooked-leftovers

Sometimes it can be tricky deciding if your leftovers are actually good and safe to eat. If you are questionable on your refrigerated leftovers, it is advised to just go ahead and throw it out. Leftover Tips: Within 2 hours of cooking your food, it must be refrigerated, otherwise throw it out. Cover leftovers in […]

Vegetable Cooking Guide

asparagus

Follow this cooking guide on how to shop for, prepare, and cook these top 5 fresh vegetables: Asparagus Purchase: Look for sturdy, non-flimsy stems; fresh asparagus should snap when bent. Prep: Trim off the stem ends and use a vegetable peeler to shave off the woody pieces. Microwave: Place asparagus in a glass baking dish […]

5 Kitchen and Cooking Tips and Tricks

bay leaves

1. Prevent Boiling Water Overflows When boiling pasta or similar foods on the stove, the water has a tendency to boil over and make a mess. Prevent water from boiling over by laying a wooden spoon over the top of the pot. The water-repelling surface of the spoon causes the water to recede back down […]

Prepping For Your Christmas Dinner

prepping for your christmas dinner

Christmas dinner is one of the most important meals of the year. There is no need to feel stressed out over Christmas dinner. By preparing a little in advance, you can enjoy your day stress-free! 1. Menu Figure out exactly how many guests will be attending a week prior to Christmas. This way, you can […]