Happy Valentine’s Day from Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods! Our treats are perfect for sharing with your family and loved ones this Thursday. A long-stemmed rose cake, brightly-colored cupcakes, a cookie or pink rose cake with a special message…say “I love you” with a sweet treat from Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods! Available at MARTIN’S.
Category Archive: Bakery
The traditional colors of Mardi Gras are purple (symbolic of justice), green (symbolic of faith) and gold (symbolic of power). You’ll find them all on our Mardi Gras King Cake!
Made-from-scratch cinnamon Danish dough, iced with white fondant, sprinkled with colored sugars and topped with a “baby” surprise. Laissez les bons temps rouler!
Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods Announces Voluntary Recall of Gingerbread Man Cookies Due to Possible Undeclared Allergen
Contacts:Gary Larson (804) 340-3196 Patrick Hadden (804) 419-1964
Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods LLC today announced that, out of an abundance of caution, it is voluntarily recalling specific production lots of Gingerbread Man Cookies that may contain an undeclared milk allergen. These affected products are produced at the company’s plant in Richmond, Virginia and are sold through MARTIN’S Foods retail grocery stores in Richmond and Williamsburg, Virginia. There have been no known reports of illness associated with the use of this product.
The only affected products are those labeled with the Gingerbread Man (2oz.) product name and a sell-by date between 11/8/12 and 12/16/12. This product name and sell-by date is found on the front of each package. Products that carry any other names and sell-by dates are not affected by this recall.
The presence of an ingredient containing milk in a food product may cause an allergic reaction in people with milk allergies or intolerance to milk.
In this instance the milk may have been present in the icing used to secure the bottom of the cookie to the package.
“The safety of our customers who eat our products is our first priority, and this is why we are voluntarily taking this precautionary measure,” said Mr. Robert S. Ukrop, President of Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods.
The company advises consumers who have allergies to milk to return affected product to the point of purchase.
Consumers with questions about the recall or the product involved may contact Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods, LLC at (804)340-3000. Instructions will be provided on how to determine whether consumers have affected products and, if so, what to do with the recalled product.
Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods founded in Richmond in 2010, operates a Bakery, Kitchen, and a distribution center. www.ukropshomestylefoods.com
A customer favorite for decades, White House Rolls® have provided a unique and tasty base for some of the best sandwiches in town . These rolls were developed in the late 1940s in response to a quest for a perfect yeast roll. They were called White House Rolls because of the dusting of white flour when the rolls were panned—and because they were good enough to serve at The White House! These amazing rolls have become a staple in thousands of households across central Virginia and beyond. The rolls are so versatile that they can be a part of every meal, from a breakfast bacon, egg and cheese to a lunchtime meal with Chicken Salad or served alongside your favorite meal at dinner. In addition, White House Rolls also come in both a white and a wheat varieties making them even more enjoyable. This year, White House Rolls became the official roll of the Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10K. A winning combination, each participant to cross the finish line was given their own individual packet of White House Rolls! Visit www.whitehouserolls.com and find out how we roll! Tweet your favorite way to enjoy White House Rolls by using @ukrops #whrolls!
The Christmas holidays can create food fun well into the New Year! Finding creative and clever ways to recycle your leftover treats can lead to fun food projects that the entire family can enjoy!
Peppermint Candy Cupcakes
Each year do you look at broken and crumbled peppermint candy canes and wonder what to do with them? Try this nifty trick with cupcakes that is easy to set-up and clean-up!
1 six pack of Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods cupcakes with vanilla icing
1 six pack of Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods cupcakes with chocolate icing
1 cup of crumbled peppermint candy canes
Place individual cupcakes on plates. Have your kids take a teaspoonful of candy crumbles per cupcake. Add the crumbles to the cupcake icing either by placing them in a pattern such as a monogram, a heart or a circular pattern. For the more abstract food art fans, sprinkle on the crumbles in a free form design. Serve for dessert or an afternoon snack!
October may tickle you pink as you see signs of pink ribbons all around town. The month, has for the past 25 years served as the primary starting point for the promotion of breast cancer awareness, information sharing on the disease and efforts to provide greater access to screening services. Many people look for ways to show their support for this worthy cause through the purchase of items emblazoned with the pink ribbon. At Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods, we have prepared a suite of items design to show how much you care and each can be personalized with your own message. From our delicious cupcakes to our beautiful cake to our new pink ribbon message cookie, finding just the right way to show how much you care is as easy as 1-2-3. Find all three products at your local MARTIN’S bakery or order online. While October is recognized as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the http://www.NBCAM.org Web site is a year-round resource for breast cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, and the general public. We encourage you to visit our site in October and regularly throughout the year as we add updated breast cancer information and resources.
Preparing for parties can take some simple planning and a quick trip to the bakery at your local MARTIN’S. Each season, new custom themed cupcakes are added to the selections and finding the one that is just right for your parties takes a few simple steps. You can simply visit in the in-store bakery kiosk or better yet, search online and place your orders at any time of the day or night!
For perfectly pink parties, plan to host a Hello Kitty collectible party and feature our pink/white custom Hello Kitty Cupcakes! Invite guests to come dressed in pink, ask them to bring their favorite Hello Kitty themed item, and serve the cupcakes, strawberry flavored ice cream and pink lemonade! Each cupcake comes with a great party favor already included to add to their collection! Fans of the popular Pinkalicious children’s book series can also think pink by ordering our custom Pinkalicious cupcakes! Invite guests to bring their books and have a round robin storytime or arrange a book swap!
Are you headed to a party and want to leave a perfectly pink impression? Order a set of cupcakes and gift them to the host!
by Kate Willoughby Hall of Richmondmom.com
Out of all the precious gifts my children have made me—from the cut-out valentine hearts to the pipe-cleaner flowers—my favorite gifts are the times we’ve spent together in the kitchen.
It seems like even though it’s tough to get a meal together for my three little ones sometimes, the part where we get to sit down together and enjoy a few bites and talk about our day is the best reward.
This past Mother’s Day, as my kids asked me what I wanted, one thing that topped my list was a delicious dinner. One catch: it had to be one that I didn’t have to cook and did not require me going out to a crowded restaurant.
Two of my favorites from Ukrop’s Homestyle foods are the Ukrop’s Oven Bakes Baked Spaghetti and, of course, their Signature Long Stem Pink Rose Cake. That’s all they brought me, and I was happy as a clam. Happy Mother’s Day to all Richmond moms and grand moms out there, I hope it was relaxing, and delicious!
by Richmondmom.com’s Kate Hall
There’s so much history that surrounds St. Patrick’s Day since it came to the United
States in 1737.
Some say St. Patrick gave a sermon from a hilltop that drove all the snakes from Ireland,
which is tough to believe, since no snakes were ever native to that country!
Originally St. Patrick’s Day was a holy Catholic day, but it’s evolved into a more secular
holiday in the United States.
Whatever your St. Patty’s Day tradition, it no doubt will include treats from Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods. Whether it’s a Killarney Jewel Cake (pictured here), once-a-year St. Patty’s Day cupcakes (also pictured, yum!) or cookies, or even a custom Ukrop’s cake with your favorite “lucky charm” on it—don’t forget to have some “home-baked” Ukrop’s goodness on your kitchen table.
Our “little leprechauns” just love these treats found at Martin’s in Richmond. We are so lucky: there’s no doubt.
Share your St. Patty’s Day traditions and Ukrop’s favorites—we’d love to hear about
To many people, a cake is just another sweet treat expected at a birthday party. For many Richmonders though, it’s not really a cake, unless it’s a Ukrop’s cake! When I first moved here, I thought this was an exaggeration, but when we’d host a party at work for any reason, the coordinator always had to have a cake from Ukrop’s— one bite is all it took…and I immediately understood why.
After the retail stores were closed, I was thrilled to hear that we would still be able to get Ukrop’s cake through MARTIN’S. Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods bakes tens of thousands of cakes for special occasions every year including birthdays, graduations, anniversaries, and, yes, even weddings. Actually, there really isn’t an occasion necessary to enjoy that great-tasting, lip-smacking, finger-licking flavor: just treat yourself anytime and don’t feel guilty!
Haven’t had a Ukrop’s cake lately? We can fix that. We are giving away a gift card ($25 value) for a Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods cake to one lucky reader! ENTER HERE!
We’ll announce the winner by 3/10/11. Good luck!