Tag: Holidays


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


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

Cheese, Deli

A French Picnic Basket for Mother’s Day

Mollie Stone’s is celebrating “Springtime in Paris” by highlighting authentic French cheeses, charcuterie, jams, wines, baked goods and more. With Mother’s Day coming up, we thought it would be fun to transport Mom’s taste buds to Paris for a day with a picnic basket filled with French goodies.

Invite Mom to your favorite park on Mother’s Day to enjoy a leisurely afternoon of good conversation while snacking on good food. Keep reading for our list of must-haves for a perfect French ..read more


Modern Easter Traditions

Christians celebrate Easter to commemorate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Some aspects of modern Easter celebrations, however, pre-date Christianity.


Ham is a traditional Easter food in the United States. In the early days, meat was slaughtered in the fall. There was no refrigeration, and the fresh pork that wasn’t consumed during the winter months before Lent was cured for spring. The curing process took a long time, and the first hams were ready around the time Easter rolled around. Thus, ham ..read more


Interview with Jennifer Graham, Brand Ambassdor for Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey

We sat down with Jennifer Graham, Brand Ambassador for Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey, to find out what her unique job entails and to learn more about Kilbeggan (which is the oldest licensed whiskey distillery in Ireland!).

Your title is “Brand Ambassador” – how did you get this position and what does the job entail?

I got the job through a graduate program back in Ireland. It’s Ireland’s longest running international business graduate scheme and looks at pairing Irish business graduates with companies exporting Irish ..read more

Cheese, Produce

Blue Cheese Crumbles & Pear Salad

Visually elegant and extraordinarily tasty, this Blue Cheese Crumbles & Pear Salad recipe is a keeper for entertaining company as well as everyday enjoyment!

This sweet & savory salad is made with pears that are cored and sliced, then layered with a perfectly dressed watercress/blue cheese/pecan salad. Litehouse’s Blue Cheese Vinaigrette adds another subtle layer of blue cheese flavor. Or, for an even more intense flavor, try Litehouse’s Original Blue Cheese dressing.

Keep reading for the recipe & assembly directions!

Deli, Seafood

Celebrate with Caviar!

Mollie Stone’s offers a wide selection of the best caviars because nothing says “Celebrate!” better than caviar. Caviar is a very delicate food that should be carefully transported, stored and served to preserve the fragile eggs. Chew each bite slowly and use the tip of your tongue to burst the eggs against the roof of your mouth.

Keep reading to get our tips for enjoying your caviar with friends and family.


Cookie recipes for sharing and homemade gifts

Homemade baked goods make a thoughtful, festive and tasty holiday gift. Here’s how we like to put together gift bags filled with homemade cookies:

1. Select 3 or more types of cookie recipes. A variety will ensure you appeal to everyone’s sweet tooth! We’ve included several categories of recipes to choose from below (sugar cookies, chocolate cookies, spice cookies, etc).

2. The night before you plan to gift your cookies, bake them and allow them to cool completely on cooling racks. (To save time, ..read more


2nd Annual Cans for Fans: Help end hunger this holiday season

In an effort to end hunger this holiday season, Mollie Stone’s will donate a can to our local food banks on behalf of our Facebook followers from December 4, 2012 through January 4, 2013. Help us feed those in need by Liking our Facebook Page, selecting your preferred food bank (San Francisco & Marin Food Banks or Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties), and Sharing Cans for Fans with your Facebook friends to help us make ..read more


Hanukkah, a holiday about miracles

On Hanukkah, Jews celebrate a miracle. It happened when a group of Jews decided to fight against their Greek rulers in the year 168 BCE. This group, called the Maccabees, fought to assert their freedom to worship according to their tradition, and to retake their place of worship, the Temple.

Their tiny army was able to overcome the mighty Greek Empire even though they had little oil to make light, only a day’s worth. They lit a candelabra called a Menorah and ..read more