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Category Archive: Holidays

  1. A Holiday Recipe for You!

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    Ukrop’s Bakery Coconut Custard Pie

    Made the same way Dot’s Pastry Shop did! A wonderful recipe, from the “Celebrating with Ukrop’s Great Food” Cookbook, for Thanksgiving or Christmas to be shared with friends and loved ones. This recipe is fairly similar to your favorite Coconut Custard Pie recipe from Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods.


    • 1/2 cup butter
    • 1/3 cup light Karo syrup
    • 1 2/3 cups sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 6 tablespoons cornstarch
    • 1/2 cup very hot water
    • 5 eggs
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
    • 1 1/4 cups desicated coconut (Desicated coconut is small cut and dry. If not available, use 1 cup of flake coconut)
    • 1 deep 9-inch pie shell or 3 8-inch shells



    In a double boiler, heat butter and syrup until butter melts. In a mixing bowl, mix sugar and salt; set aside. In a separate bowl, dissolve cornstarch in milk. Add milk mixture to sugar mixture and mix with electric mixture on low speed. When mixed, increase speed to high and mix until smooth. Add very hot water and mix on medium speed; add butter mixture. Mix on low speed until incorporated. Break eggs in a separate bowl; whisk by hand. Slowly stir eggs and vanilla in by hand, taking care not to add air to the mixture. Measure coconut; add slowly until incorporated. Fill pie shells and place in a preheated oven at 350 degrees. As soon as pies are placed in the oven, reduce heat to 340 degrees. Bake about 35 minutes or until pies have a “Jello” ripple if gently shaken. Be sure not to whip air into the pie during the final stages. Pies will have a golden tan color when baked. Allow to cool and enjoy a real treat. Yields 2 9-inch or 3 8-inch pies. Enjoy!

  2. 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!

  3. Easter 2014

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

  9. Tell Mom you love her with a meal

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    by Kate Willoughby Hall of

    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.

    One of my most treasured gifts this year, other than my Ukrop's Homestyle foods goodies

    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!