5 Tailgating Recipes to Make for the Big Game

Chicken Wings

Chicken wings are a staple at any Tailgating party!

The boys of summer are heading into the playoffs while football season has just begun.

If your household’s like mine, you know that Sundays are big game days.

Since my husband usually has his friends over for beer and munchies, I always make sure our fridge/pantry is well stocked with cheese, crackers, hummus, chips, veggies (carrots and celery), nuts and other easy-to-serve snacks.

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New Android App Delivers Convenience

Mobile App

Now Android users can download our mobile app and shop on-the-go!

Now busy parents can stock up their home refrigerators using the new FreshDirect Android app from just about anywhere, just like users of FreshDirect’s iPhone app. And when we say anywhere; we mean just about  everywhere.

“We took a dolphin watch boat ride in the Galveston harbor (Texas) when I realized I’d be returning home the next day and forgot to order my groceries. The app worked great (even on a boat) and I had everything delivered a few hours after I returned home to New York,” says Kim, a Williamsburg resident.

Kim says she uses her phone app pretty consistently. “I will start my order on a computer and add things as I realize I need them. It’s nice, because I don’t have to write it down, and then add it to my list when I get home. I rarely forget to order anything because of the app,” she says.

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5 Recipes for a Sweet & Prosperous New Year

This week marks Rosh Hashanah, the first of the High Holidays in the Jewish calendar, when families gather around meals that mark the new year.

Sliced Apples and Honey

Sliced Apples and Honey for a Sweet New Year

Many celebrations include foods that reflect a deep symbolic meaning, including apples and honey, to suggest a sweet new year, a round challah to indicate the cycle of the year and other symbolic ingredients, like pumpkins, leeks, pomegranates and beets. … 

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Apple Juice in Your Pancakes?

Red Jacket Orchards apples

Apples are a healthy substitute for ingredients in dishes like pancakes and omelets.

Did you know there are plenty of places you can use apples, apple juice and apple sauce instead of other ingredients?

From pancakes to baked goods, apples and apple-related products have been used to replace fattier ingredients without sacrificing taste…. 

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Making Your Own Applesauce is Great Stress Relief

Gala Apples

Gala apples are perfect to use to make a nice, naturally sweet applesauce.

Think making your own applesauce is difficult? Think again.

Not only is making applesauce easy, it’s also a great way to relieve stress. Yes, stress. The repetitive motion of peeling apples is calming and chopping and mashing can be satisfying, especially on a challenging day.

The best part, you don’t really need any special equipment. Just follow these easy steps:… 

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11 Healthy Reasons to Love Apples

Healthy Breakfast

"An apple a day" might be one of the best sayings. One medium apple is under 100 calories, and a good source of fiber and vitamin C, with zero fat, cholesterol or sodium.

A healthy diet is packed with a lot more fruits and vegetables than the average American diet. And with overweight and obesity impacting the quality of life for more Americans than ever – from our young children to our elderly – it’s time to change the way we eat. The ever changing science about micronutrients may be fascinating (it is!), but part of pushing back the tide of today’s poor eating habits can be as simple as this: eat more fruits and vegetables.

May I offer up the quintessential fall apple for your consideration. Apples are not only in season and locally available right now (read: high quality and affordable), they’re also widely loved, making them a simple choice for adding more produce to the day’s diet.
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What’s the Best Apple to Make Apple Pie?

Apple Pie

Empire, Honeycrisp and Golden Delicious apples are some of the best apple types to use in Apple Pie.

It seems like a riddle, doesn’t it? After all, all apples look the same. So, does it really matter which apple you use to make a pie? Um, yes.

If you want your apple pie to be super tasty, you need to choose an apple with great texture that’s also tart and sweet. The apple you choose needs to hold its shape after baking, which means it needs to be just mushy enough but still melt in the mouth…. 

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My Morning myPlate

Healthy Breakfast

Start your day off right with a fried egg over greens, FreshDirect salsa, local heirloom cherry tomatoes, grilled red onions, shishito peppers and a side of whole wheat toast.

Don’t just have a morning, have a great morning! How? By starting your day with a healthy, well-balanced breakfast.

It doesn’t have to be a big meal, but a little something in the AM really does get the day started right.

Skipping breakfast makes it more difficult for the brain and body to perform well.  Adults who eat a healthy breakfast are better able to focus and be productive throughout the morning, and are more likely to have lower cholesterol levels and better weight management…. 

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Back To School Food Tips from Everyday Food Magazine

The school year is still fresh, but if you’ve already run out of creative ways to make lunch, the prospect of brown bagging can begin to feel like a drag.

Improve your lunchbox IQ with a few smart lunch ideas for the kids (or yourself!). These tips from Martha Stewart’s Everyday Food Magazine will get you started on the right foot.

Sushi Surprise

Wrap vegetables in bread to look like sushi.

Don’t miss the One-Click Recipes from Everyday Food Magazine and more in our selection of Lunchbox Favorites!… 

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5 Heritage Chicken Recipes to Enjoy with the Family

Heritage Chicken

Heritage Chicken is the perfect ingredient for roast chicken recipes!

Over here in the FreshDirect offices, there’s much ado about Heritage Chicken and the truth is — every word is true.

We’ve grown fond of the Weaver family, who raise these chickens on their family farm in nearby PA.

I’ve also learned that there’s a reason Heritage Chicken, aka Pollo Buono, is so hard to find. It’s a rare bird and it’s absolutely delicious. Here are some ideas on how to prepare this Heritage Chicken at home to share with your family.

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