Football season has begun and with it means parties complete with burgers, beer, and Buffalo chicken wings.
Because a fantastic spread of indulgences can make winning that much better...and losing a little more tolerable (strong emphasis on a little). Whether you're hosting or you're contributing to a potluck party, you shouldn't have to stress over cooking - leave all that stress and nail-biting for the game!
That's why we're helping you out with 4 easy, tried and true recipes for College Football Saturdays and NFL Sunday and Monday. One recipe for each quarter...and beers for all at halftime!
1st Quarter: Our Own Homemade Guacamole - Yes, this one is a "cheat." But a really, really good cheat. Our delightfully chunky and flavorful guacamole is made fresh everyday in our kitchens using perfectly ripe avocados, cilantro, onion, and tomato. Serve it in a pretty bowl and pair with your favorite tortilla chips and your friends will never know you didn't make it! Or - get extra… Read More
Ah, Fall. A time of apples, sweet potatoes, cinnamon brooms, and of course, that arguably overrated pumpkin flavored everything craze. It's also a time for football tailgating and watching parties, complete with buffalo wings, chips and guacamole, and drinks for all.
One easy and always delicious drink enjoyed by the masses? Sangria. It has all the Fall "feels" with its red wine and Brandy base and assortment of apples and citrus fruit. It's perfect for gatherings big and small - from those football watching gatherings to intimate dinner parties, it's easy to make in large quantities and goes down quite nicely too.
Here's our recipe for Traditional Spanish Sangria.
2 bottles chilled dry red wine
1 cup Brandy
1 cup freshly squeeze orange juice
2 Gala or Fuji apples, diced
2 oranges, sliced
3 limes, sliced
1 lemon, sliced
1/2 cup fine granulated sugar
2 cups cold club soda
2 cinnamon sticks
Extra orange and lime slices for… Read More
When it comes to hosting a game day party, the spread of snacks matters almost as much as the spread offense. Okay, that may be a stretch. Forgive us. But in all seriousness, the grub your guests delightfully munch on during those moments of calm is well, kind of important.
Perhaps gorging on layers of loaded nachos or piles of crispy buffalo wings makes victory feel that much better. Then again, those same nachos and wings can be somewhat soothing when our team loses too.
No matter how you look at it, the food you serve or bring to a game day gathering is gonna get eaten. So why not make it easy on yourself and whip up something super simple and totally foolproof?
Like Buffalo chicken dip. We’ve all had it. And when it’s good, it’s really good. Our recipe is one of those really good ones too - the kind you think about for days and then try desperately to recreate. But we’re just going to take the guesswork out of the process for you and give you the best recipe for… Read More
And the winner is....Perfect Peach Panna Cotta via Andrea Campbell
Last month, we ran a peach dessert recipe to honor our favorite summer fruit! We had tons of amazingly delicious recipe submissions but when it came to the ultimate recipe and beautifully presented and photographed dessert, we unanimously voted this "perfect peach panna cotta."
According to Andrea...
"I created this recipe after going to an Italian restaurant with my dad and trying their Panna Cotta. I fell in love with the luscious texture of the dessert, but I wanted it to have more layers to it. I usually make this with either or guava or mango (because of my Jamaican roots), but after seeing this recipe contest, I knew peaches would make the perfect substitute and I was correct. I made a couple modifications (like using bourbon vanilla extract and lemon zest), and I just LOVE the way it turned out. My family loved it and I will definitely be making this dessert again in the near future."
Panna Cotta is a… Read More
National Tequila Day
Tuesday, July 24th is National Tequila Day! Save 25% off ALL Tequila (375 ml or larger!)
Grab a lime and don’t forget the salt; it’s time for some tequila! In celebration of National Tequila Day, enjoy 25% off nearly fifty tequila varieties including Casamigos, Don Julio, Casa Nobles and so many more! We invite you to grow your spirits collection and experiment with new styles of this historically enriched spirit. Once you’ve selected that perfect bottle, have fun concocting a Spicy Margarita, Paloma, or even Mexican Mule!
Mix things up with a Spicy Mexican Mule; you heard that right!
With tequila savings at Bristol Farms, you’ll be able to try out exciting new cocktails, like this twist on the classic vodka Moscow Mule.
Many great things have come out of Hollywood, including the Mule. With the flavors of spicy ginger and lime, it is no wonder that tequila had to make its’ debut into this tasty cocktail.
Believe it or not, in moderation… Read More
Mmmm, is there really anything as delicious as a hot and juicy cheeseburger stacked high with all the fixings? Especially during the summertime when enjoyed al fresco, a cheeseburger - whether it's made with beef, chicken, turkey, or veggies is just too irresistible to resist!
And there's just no need to go out and spend $20 on this kind of deliciousness. Building a gourmet burger at home is actually quite easy...
Because with our very own buttery brioche buns, bacon, and choice ground chuck and toppings like caramelized onions, sliced avocado, sharp cheddar cheese, and green leaf lettuce, you can easily make a masterpiece.
Here's our How-to for the Ultimate Gourmet Burger
It all starts with the meat...
May we suggest a huge time-saver that comes in the form of our freshly stuffed burger patties? Choose from French Onion, Cracked Pepper, Black + Bleu, and Bacon Cheddar varieties. Right now, score these patties at $3 off a pound too!
If you're using beef - go for… Read More
Ah, that sticky and oh-so sweet, summer heat. We have a love-hate relationship with the steamy sunshine. Because while being hot and sweaty isn't ideal (unless you're working out, of course), the delightful recipes and parties that come with the season kinda make the higher temps worth it.
Speaking of delightful summer recipes, ice pops are not for just kids anymore. Boozy pops are a thing and they are a very good thing, indeed. Our favorite combo for summer? Peach and Mint Bellini - all frozen up into one delicious mess.
Super easy, you only need 5 ingredients for these ahem, adult ice pops and some pop molds too - you can find those in our housewares department!
Peach + Mint Bellini Boozy Pops
(Makes 10-12 boozy pops)
2 peaches, sliced thin
1 bottle Prosecco (or your favorite sweet bubbles)
10-12 ounces Peach nectar
20 mint leaves
Divide peaches evenly between 2 ice mold trays (most come with 4-6 molds per tray)
Fill 3/4 way… Read More
Don’t forget to enter our #BFGetPeachy Peach dessert contest for your chance to win a $500 gift card! Details here!
How is it that during the hottest months of the year, when one is supposed to wear the least amount of clothing, such delicious food like BBQ and fruit pies are so religiously celebrated? It's not exactly fair if you ask us.
But alas, the best fruit pies and all the delectable pulled pork, brisket, burgers, and brats shall be eaten. Because, summer.
One of our favorite (not-beach-body-approved) recipes has got to be for the trusty, never fails, fruit galette. Easier than pie...and without that second layer of crust (so a wee bit healthier, right?!), the fruit really has a chance to shine - both in the beautiful appearance of the finished product and of course, the bold, perfectly sweet, fruit flavors.
This Peach + Plum Galette combines two stone fruits that honestly, make us swoon. And if making the pie dough just seems like a harder task than what you want… Read More
Although we've been experiencing some of that sweet SoCal sunshine for a few weeks now, tomorrow is the official start of summertime. So if you haven't already, it is due time you light up the grill and load it up with all of your friends’ and family’s favorites! And whether you're feeding a bunch of burger lovin' buddies, steak connoisseurs, or a crowd of health nuts at your various summer gatherings, we've got you covered with the best of best when it comes to outdoor grilling.
Here's our guide for all things grilled for your Summertime shindigs...
Steak for a Crowd: Bristol Farms' Very Own Big Time Tri-tip
If you're feeding a crowd, and you're set on grilling up some steak, think no further than our Big Time Tri-tip. Easy on your wallet, this juicy and tender USDA choice natural cut is marinated in our Big Time marinade for 24 hours, locking in perfectly smokey, peppery, and sweet flavors. This marinade is locally made and hand-crafted especially for our tri-tip too (but… Read More
Cinco De Mayo is around the corner ladies and gents! What cocktails do you plan on serving at your party?
Yes, we have margarita mix if that's what your heart fancies! And we get it - sometimes a handy mix is all you need for a large crowd. But if you want to make a proper margarita, we have a recipe ready for you. A timeless cocktail made with tequila, fresh squeezed lime juice, orange liqueur, and of course, some kosher salt, a classic margarita is truly one of the easier cocktails one can concoct.
So go on with your bad self this Cinco De Mayo and shake up the very best margarita you (and your friends) have ever had.
The Best Classic Margarita Recipe
1 ounce freshly squeeze lime juice
1 ounce Cointreau or triple sec
1 1/2 ounces tequila blanco (100% agave, if possible)
Kosher salt for salt rim
lime wedges for garnish
Rocks (cubes or crushed)
Shake lime juice, tequila, and Cointreau in shaker until glass/tumbler frosts. Then, wet the… Read More