Tag: Entertaining


How To Build A Perfect Cheese Plate

There is something special about sitting around the table with family and friends, conversing over fine wine (or delicious beer) and savoring a fantastic cheese plate. Here are some tips that will help you put together a memorable spread for any occasion, customized to your personal taste.


The Kitchen Tornado presents: Thomas’ Pickled Eggs

Meet Thomas The Kitchen Tornado: If you shop at Mollie Stone’s Greenbrae you might know me. Yes, I’m the checker that is always sharing recipes and kitchen tips. I love to cook, but I also like to keep it simple. Make eating fun!

I really enjoy the simple things that may sound odd but work well in the kitchen. Have you ever bought Bubbies Pickles? Here’s what you can do with the brine after you eat the last pickle. Bubbies are ..read more


Whip Up a Healthy Halloween Chips & Dip Recipe

This Halloween, try Ocean’s Halo Seaweed Chips and an easy to make, healthy dip sure to please everyone on your trick and treat list!

This dip takes about 10 minutes to make, so it’s perfect for even a weeknight Halloween or costume party along with a bag or two of Ocean’s Halo chips. Plus, the orange color of the dip contrasts wonderfully with the black seaweed chips to create the perfectly spooky look.

This recipe, which is vegan (just like Ocean’s Halo!) ..read more


Kletzenbrot: A Versatile Austrian Treat

Kletzenbrot (pronounced “kliit zenn BRO:T”) is a unique, dense fruit-based bread. Mollie Stone’s Kletzenbrot is baked by the Thurnhofer family in Salzburg, Austria, which has been crafting this specialty for three generations since 1936. Every loaf is made lovingly by hand, one by one, using only the very best ingredients.

Consisting of 80% fruit, Kletzenbrot is made with golden seedless raisins, dried figs and pears, rye and wheat flours, water, rum, spices, natural flavors of lemon and vanilla, salt and yeast. ..read more


Pasta Sommelier with the Delverde Pasta Boys

The Delverde Pasta Boys are visiting from Italy! The Pasta Boys will be hosting Pasta Sommelier events at your local Mollie Stone’s, offering live cooking demos and pasta tastings.

Top quality is not just a claim – you can feel it, touch it and taste it. In this interactive cooking series, the Pasta Boys will teach the audience how to identify a quality pasta through 5 “fun actions”: Smell, Look, Touch, Taste and Enjoy. Next, the chefs will prepare an authentic ..read more


A 3-course menu featuring Citriburst Finger Limes

With their lemony-limey-grapefruity-citrus flavor, Citriburst Finger Limes can be enjoyed in any course, any time of day and especially stand out with seafood and desserts. To demonstrate the incredible versatility of finger limes, we used recipes from Shanley Farms to create this Citriburst 3-course dinner menu:

To drink: Citriburst Finger Lime Mojito Appetizer: Oysters on the Half Shell with Citriburst Finger Lime Mignonette Main course: Salmon with Bok Choy in Parchment Paper Dessert: Citriburst Finger Lime Pie

Keep reading for the recipes and get ready ..read more


Endive Appetizer Recipes

Endive has a lovely presentation for finger foods and appetizers as a healthy, versatile and delicious substitute for crackers. Endive leaves are the perfect bite sized vessel for any prepared salad or dip.

California Endive Farms shared several of their favorite appetizers with us – keep reading for recipes!


Unexpected Ways to Enjoy More Beets

Beets are wonderful in salads, but have you ever tried tucking them into a sandwich, folding them into a casserole, or pureeing them into your dessert?

Keep reading to get recipes for Beets & Melted Brie on Toast, a creamy pasta bake and chili (and beet) spiked brownies.


Recipe: Stars & Stripes Cake

Looking for a fun dessert for your 4th of July celebration? Our Stars & Stripes Cake is both patriotic and delicious, and kids love to help prepare it.

The base is any 9” x 13” cake, which means that you can use a mix or whip up your favorite family recipe. We’re planning to make a yellow cake this year, but vanilla, chocolate or any other would be equally delicious because the frosting is a simple, slightly-sweetened whipped cream.

Topped with carefully ..read more