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Category Archive: Holidays

  1. Celebrating Family Recipes for National Grandparents Day

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    Sunday, September 13 is National Grandparents Day. Some of the best recipes come from our parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. At Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods, we’re proud to use family recipes for our products.

    In honor of this day, we would like to share a Lebanese recipe from our CFO, John Zeheb, that has been passed down in his family for many years now. These delicious cookies are typically made during the holidays.


    Pictured is John and his Granddaughter, Kristen.

    Fruit Cocktail Cookies

    In A Mixer, Blend:

    Lebanese Cookies

    Fruit Cocktail Cookies

    1 cup shortening, 1 ½ cups sugar, 3 eggs, 3 tablespoons molasses, 1teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1 teaspoon cloves and 1 tablespoon cinnamon

    Dissolve together:

    1 teaspoon baking soda, 2 tablespoons water

     Add 4 cups of flour, then blend.

    Add & Mix By Hand:

    1 cup chopped walnuts, 1 cup raisins and 1 17oz. can of fruit cocktail (no juice)

    Spoon cookie batter on cookie sheet, bake for 11 minutes at 375 degrees then enjoy!

    Do you have a favorite recipe that was passed on from your grandparents? Share it with us!

  2. Easter 2014

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    Ukrop’s has a variety of freshly-made Easter treats for your family. Stop by MARTIN’s today!

  3. Thanksgiving Trimmings

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    Turkey, ham, turducken…whatever may be at the center of the Thanksgiving table, it’s fair to say that no holiday meal is complete without all the trimmings, and Ukrop’s has all of your favorite holiday sides ready to share. Remember to pre-order your holiday meal today!

  4. A Mrs. Marshall’s Fourth of July

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    Barbecues and cookouts have always been a favorite American pastime, and chances are more grills fire up on the Fourth of July than any other day of the year. The holiday commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776 and is flush with patriotism, parades, fireworks…and food. Lots and lots of food!

    Truth be told, no Fourth of July spread is complete without a variety of classic picnic fare, like Mrs. Marshall’s Potato Salad, Cole Slaw, Chicken Salad, BBQ, and Garden Pasta Salad. Fresh made and delicious, all of Mrs. Marshall’s items are sure to be a hit at your Independence Day gathering. And since Mrs. Marshall’s products are available at both Kroger and MARTIN’S, they’re easy to find. Happy Fourth of July!Mrs. Marshall's Slide


  5. Mother Knows Best

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    This Sunday, May 12 is Mother’s Day, a celebration honoring mothers and motherhood.

    The official observance is credited to Anna Jarvis of Philadelphia, PA in 1907 as she honored the memory of her mother with a small gathering of friends in her home.

    The following year, Ms. Jarvis persuaded her mother’s church in Grafton, WV to celebrate “Mother’s Day” on the anniversary of her mother’s death, the second Sunday of May. Ms. Jarvis and her supporters launched a grassroots campaign to establish a national Mother’s Day to honor all mothers.

    By 1911, Mother’s Day was widely celebrated across the country. In 1914, President Woodrow Wilson made it official: Mother’s Day would be a national holiday held each year on the second Sunday in May. He said that mothers were “the greatest source of the country’s strength and inspiration.”

    It is the perfect day to gather around the table and say thanks to Mom…Happy Mother’s Day!


  6. Hot Cross Buns!

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    Our made-from-scratch sweet dough favorite is now available!

    Nutmeg, glazed fruit and raisins, finished with fondant icing…Hot Cross Buns are a seasonal favorite.

    Protestant England attempted to ban the sale of the buns by bakers but they were too popular, and instead Elizabeth I passed a law permitting bakeries to sell them, but only at Easter and Christmas…making them a seasonal favorite, quite literally!

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  7. Delicious Dishes – Holiday Sides

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    Complete your holiday meal with our signature side dishes. Save 10% when you pick up three at MARTIN’S today!

  8. Let Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods do the Holiday Cooking!

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    Place your order this weekend and have your family’s favorite fully-cooked and ready-to-heat roasted turkey, Cajun turkey or spiral-sliced ham and our signature side dishes like Sweet Potato Casserole, Sausage Apple Dressing, Seasoned Green Beans, and Cranberry Orange Salad ready for pick-up early next week at your local MARTIN’S. If your refrigerator is full, you can even pick-up before noon on Thanksgiving Day!

    Don’t forget those White House Rolls® to share at the table. And what holiday celebration is complete without a delectable dessert? A variety of traditional favorites are also available, including Pumpkin, Southern Pecan, and Sweet Potato Pies.

    Gather your friends and family around the table this holiday season with the familiar flavors of Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods.

    Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours!


    To order…

    Visit any Richmond-area MARTIN’S location

    Order Online

    Call (804) 340-3003

  9. Gather Around: Holiday Fun with Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods

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    Enjoy our delcious Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods Cupcakes with Peppermint Candies

    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!