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Roasts and specialty meats for your holiday table

Happy Holidays! Mollie Stone’s knows that a memorable holiday meal with family and friends is an important part of your holiday celebration. Our meat department has sourced a wide variety of incredible roasts and specialty meats for you to choose from.

Some of the most popular items can be reserved in advance on our website, while many of the others are available in limited quantities and must be ordered in advance by calling your nearest Mollie Stone’s.
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As always, please let us know if your are looking for something else and we will see if it can be specialordered. Keep reading to learn more about our selection! Continue reading

New Healthy Snack: Breton Gluten Free Crackers

When deciding to embark on a gluten free diet, it can be challenging to find substitutions for favorite snacks. With the recent influx of gluten free products on the market, capturing that familiar taste can prove tricky, especially when it comes to crackers. Dare to the rescue! The brand has been making their wholesome Breton crackers since 1982, and their tender-crisp texture and taste are now available in a gluten free version. Made with arrowroot flour and green lentil flour, they are a nutritious and flavorful alternative.


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MONSTER ALERT: The Bay Tripper, over a kilo of yum!

Meet the Bay Tripper. This colossal sandwich serves 4-8 people and weighs 2 3/4 lbs, which means it is perfect for any adventure: picnics, parties, hikes, rafting trips, wine tasting, sporting events…you name it!

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Savor a one-of-a-kind combination of mouthwatering flavors. We slather an entire loaf of Napa Valley Rustic Bread with homemade Garlic Pesto Mayo, then stack on bold 3 Pepper Colby Jack cheese, Mollie’s Own Roast Beef, Oven Gold Turkey, salty crushed Fritos, savory red and yellow marinated peppers and crisp green lettuce.

Start your next trip at your local Mollie Stone’s deli. Is your group up for the Bay Tripper challenge? Share your experience enjoying this monster by tagging your Instagram and Twitter photos with #BayTripper and #MollieStones.

Five Prosciutto Wrapped Apps

If you’re looking for new ways to enjoy all of the produce available this season, we’re here to help along with a very versatile ingredient: prosciutto. This dry-cured ham is usually served uncooked and sliced into paper thin pieces. Its delicate, slightly salty taste provides a great contrast to sweet summer fruit and accentuates the flavor of fresh veggies.


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Attention Chocoholics: Your Sweet Tooth Will Swoon Over Killer Brownies®!

Mollie Stone’s brings the Killer Brownie® experience to the Bay Area

When we heard about Killer Brownie®’s cult following in the Midwest, we called up the Ohio-based bakery behind this luscious treat to try one for ourselves. When the freshly baked Killer Brownies® arrived, it was immediately clear how they earned their legendary reputation. An intoxicating aroma of chocolate, nuts and buttery sweet caramel filled the room and we were officially smitten with just one bite.

Called “Killer” because they are over-the-top amazing, these big, multi-layered, gooey brownies are each 1/3 pound of pure chocolate decadence. They are the ultimate treat for the most discriminating chocoholic and they are now available exclusively at your local Mollie Stone’s.

Let’s meet the lineup of our four flavors:

Traits: Classic, Elegant, Sophisticated

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This is the Killer Brownie® that started it all. Sinfully good chocolate brownies layered with made-from-scratch caramel and chopped pecans combine for a treat you won’t soon forget. Each one is generously dusted with powdered sugar for a chic finish.

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California “Snowballs” in Spring?! Viburnum is a green-to-white blooming sensation

Viburnum season is one of the most exciting floral events of spring. Our friends at Sun Valley are known for many year-round offerings (such as Tulips, Lilies and Irises), but the Viburnum season comes and goes quickly. The pick started at Sun Valley’s farm in Willow Creek at the end of March, and will last only into early May. The northern California farm’s mountain canyon locale provides a unique micro-climate that produces a fantastic spring show starring this award-winning flower.

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Viburnum’s blooms are often mistaken for a miniature hydrangea and are commonly referred to as “snowballs.” Early in the short season, the pompom-like clusters atop tall, woody, leafy stems are bright green-yellow (almost like a tennis ball). As the season matures and the blooms bathe in the sunshine, they turn a luxurious ivory-white and resemble snowballs.  Continue reading

Recipe: Duck Bacon Flatbread

This is restaurant-quality recipe will be a hit at your next party. Imagine creamy slow cooked fingerling potatoes, crisp duck bacon, oil-poached roasted garlic, caramelized onions and savory Boursin cheese atop chewy flatbread. YUM.

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All these components require advance preparation, but these steps can be done in advance so that the assembly can be completed just before you’re ready to eat. Serve large slices for sit-down dinner party, or cut into small squares if you’re hosting a casual cocktail party.

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Recipe: Duck Bacon and Spinach Salad

This modern twist on the classic warm spinach salad is memorable and delicious. It takes the same components – spinach leaves, crisped bacon, red onion, eggs, a hot vinaigrette – and goes many steps beyond by adding texture and flavor contrasts with tangy Granny Smith apples, dried cherries, crunchy toasted walnuts, bitter frisee, smoked sea salt and creamy fresh goat cheese.

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Last, but not least, is the Candied Duck Bacon that graces the top of this magnificent salad. We recommend making a double batch so you have more for later. Trust us on that.

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Take your Tapas to the next level with Spanish wine and cheese pairings

Since we’ve already talked Tapas, let’s discuss another way to build your own “Passion of Spain” at home – a spread of Spanish cheeses! Complement your cheese board with some Spanish delicacies:

  • Olives and Marcona Almonds are musts!
  • Spanish charcuterie, like Serrano ham or Spanish chorizo.
  • Something sweet, such as membrillo (quince paste), dried fruit or Mitica Chocohigos.
  • Crackers or bread, like Matiz Andaluz Picos or Torta de Aceite

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Of course, you will also need to pick the perfect wine. Keep reading to learn more about some of our favorite Spanish cheeses, along with our suggested Spanish wine pairings.  Continue reading

How To Build A Perfect Charcuterie Plate

Prounounced “shahr-kyut-uh-ree,” the French word charcuterie describes cooked, cured and smoked meats such as bacon, ham, sausage, pâté and dry-cured meats. With so many delectable types to choose from, it’s easy to put together a showstopping charcuterie plate as the centerpiece for home entertaining. The key to a “perfect” charcuterie plate is simply variety and balance. Use this as your guide to building a charcuterie plate, and be creative!


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