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Recipe Thursday-Chocolate Truffles-Three Ways

Posted on January 31st, 2013 | Posted in Dessert, Recipes

I have always admired truffles because of their rich flavor. I consider them a delicacy and a true treat! When New Year’s Eve came around I figured this was the perfect opportunity to make a beautiful treat for all of my friends. I made these Chocolate Truffles-Three Ways by adding different flavors to the ganache and rolling them in different toppings. I truly could not choose a favorite, but they were a hit New Year’s Eve. Next time that you are looking for a one bite treat reach for one of these chocolate truffles!

Chocolate Truffles-Three Ways

Hometown Provisions Truffles

I halved the original recipe, because I figured 6 dozen would be enough. I rolled my cardamom in cinnamon sugar, rum in crushed candied ginger and plain in coco powder.

Yield 6 Dozen

2 cups heavy cream (HPH010)
1 1/2 pounds semisweet chocolate chips (NCC1412)
6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into tablespoons (880000)
Pinch of salt (991861)

Truffle Flavorings:
1 1/2 tablespoons dark rum
1 teaspoon ground cardamom (CQC014)

To make the ganache: In a large saucepan, bring the cream to a simmer. In a large bowl, combine the chopped chocolate with the butter and salt. Pour the hot cream over the chocolate. Let stand until the chocolate and butter are melted, about 5 minutes. Whisk the ganache until smooth and shiny.

Divide the ganache into 3 bowls. To flavor it, add the rum and cardamom to a batch and leave one batch plain chocolate. Cover the ganache and refrigerate until firm, about 3 hours.

Line 3 large rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper. Using a 1-tablespoon-size ice cream scoop, drop level tablespoons of the ganache onto the baking sheets. Chill until firm, about 1 hour.

Coat the truffles: Spoon the coatings into small bowls. Moisten your hands with ice water and roll the ganache into balls, then roll in the coatings. Package the truffles in decorative bags or boxes. The coated truffles can be refrigerated up to 3 days. Serve directly out of the refrigerator.

Truffle Coating ideas: Rum filling with coconut, candied ginger or toffee, Cardamom filling with cinnamon-sugar, amaretti or candied ginger, Plain chocolate filling with raspberry, coco powder, malt balls or peanuts

Recipe adapted from delish.com

February Supplier of the Month-Kettle Cuisine

Posted on January 31st, 2013 | Posted in Supplier of the Month

We began carrying Kettle Cuisine Soups a little over a year ago. We wanted to offer our customers a premium fresh soup line that would meet our customer’s needs and expectations. We have been very pleased with this company, and their soup line, and hope that you have had an opportunity to try their products at your restaurants. Please take a minute to learn more about who they are, what they stand for and to try their soups that are on special this month!

Kettle Cuisine Logo

Kettle Cuisine is an independent, artisan soup maker that has cooked uncompromised natural soup since 1986 by treating food the way it’s supposed to be treated at every step of the way – sourcing the best natural ingredients, preparing each ingredient properly and with painstaking attention to detail, and never adding anything unnecessary or artificial.

Kettle Cuisines Core Values

  • Feed people the best soup possible – every time.
  • Source the best tasting, highest-quality ingredients we can find.
  • Stay true to our core culinary ideals – no shortcuts.
  • Promote and support the well being of all of the great people on our team.
  • Remain honest and transparent in everything that we do.
  • Minimize our environmental impact as much as we can.
  • Make a lasting positive impact on our local community and the fight against hunger. (Click HERE to learn more about their philanthropy commitment.)

Product Information

Click HERE for the complete description list of fresh Kettle Cuisine soups. This list is very helpful because it labels each soup with important dietary information. Look for these abbreviations next to the soup name to help you choose the appropriate soup. VN = Vegan VG = Vegetarian DF = Dairy Free LF = Low Fat GF = Gluten Free

February Product Specials

$2.00 off of each of the following stocked soups!**

Aztec Chili with Ancient Grains-(VN, VG, DF, GF) Tender cannellini and pinto beans, caramelized onions, red and green peppers and a wholesome blend of quinoa, amaranth and millet with lime juice, cilantro and ancho chili.

Aztec Chili with Ancient Grains

White Chicken Chili with Cilantro-(GF) Slow-simmered chicken and white beans in a roux-thickened chicken stock with tangy sour cream, green bell peppers, chopped cilantro and Southwestern spices.

White Chicken Chili

Chicken Tortilla Soup-(DF, GF) Crumbled corn tortilla chips, tender chicken and vibrant tomatoes in a handcrafted chicken stock with sweet corn, green chilies, chopped cilantro and a touch of lime.

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Mediterranean Grilled Eggplant Soup-(VN, VG, DF) Sautéed eggplant, zucchini, summer squash and green peppers in a foundation of slow-simmered tomatoes with chopped garlic and a blend of Mediterranean herbs.

Mediterranean Grilled Eggplant Soup

Three Bean Chili-(VN, VG, DF, LF, GF) Red kidney beans, pinto beans, black beans, sweet corn, bell peppers and green chilies in slow-simmered tomatoes and Southwestern spices.

Three Bean Chili

**These soups will be stocked for the month of February.

Valentine’s Day Sales Flyer

Posted on January 30th, 2013 | Posted in 2-Week Sales Flyer

Hometown Provisions_Valentine's Day Flyer

Featured Product-Kessler’s Hot Smoked Beef Sausage

Posted on January 28th, 2013 | Posted in Featured Product

Looking for a nice thick sausage to grill on Super Bowl? Kessler’s Hot Smoked Beef Sausage are 5″ long and will compliment any Super Bowl spread!

Kessler’s Hot Smoked Beef Sausage

Hometown's Hot Smoked Beef Sausage

Item#      Description                                            Pack Size
KSS201     Sausage-Beef Hot Smoked 5″ Kesslers       6/3#

February Product Specials

Posted on January 28th, 2013 | Posted in Monthly Specials

Kettle Cuisine Aztec Chili with Ancient Grains

Aztec Chili with Ancient Grains

Kettle Cuisine White Chicken Chili with Cilantro

White Chicken Chili

Kettle Cuisine Chicken Tortilla Soup

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Kettle Cuisine Mediterranean Grilled Eggplant Soup

Mediterranean Grilled Eggplant Soup

Kettle Cuisine Three Bean Chili

Three Bean Chili

Pellman’s Creamy Cheesecake

Pellmans Creamy Cheesecake

Lettieri’s Bacon, Egg & Cheese Biscuit Sandwich


Lettieri’s Sausage, Egg & Cheese Biscuit Sandwich

breakfast-sausage-egg-biscuitLettieri’s Sausage, Egg & Pepper Jack Biscuit Sandwich

breakfast-sausage-pepperjack-biscuitLettieri’s Ham, Egg & Cheese Croissant Sandwich

Croissant Sandwich

Lettieri’s Bacon, Egg & Cheese Muffin Sandwich

breakfast-bacon-muffinLettieri’s Canadian Bacon, Egg & Cheese Muffin Sandwich

breakfast-canadian-muffinFurmano’s Whole Kernel Canned Corn


Scalloped Potato Casserole

Hometown's Scalloped Potato Casserole

White Thank You T-Shirt Bag

Hometown's Thank You T-Shirt Bags

Dawn Dish Detergent

Hometown's Dawn Dish Detergent

Medium and Large Vinyl Powder Free Gloves

Hometown's Gloves

Paper Towel Rolls & Center Pull White 8″ Towel

Hometown's Paper Towels

Product Sale***
Run Date February 4-March 1*

Item # Description Pack Sale Price
559473 Biscuit Sandwich-Bacon/Egg/Cheese 12/4.75oz $18.10/CS
559485 Biscuit Sandwich-Sausage/Egg/Cheese 12/6oz $18.33/CS
559486 Biscuit Sandwich-Sausage/Egg/Pepper Jack 12/6.75oz $20.18/CS
559294 Cheesecake-Plain 14 Slice 60oz Pellman’s 6/CS $67.80/CS
990191 Corn-Whole Kernel #10 6/CS $27.75/CS
559484 Croissant Sandwich-Ham/Egg/Cheese 12/3.9oz $18.02/CS
559482 Muffin Sandwich-Bacon/Egg/Cheese 12/3.9oz $17.94/CS
559483 Muffin Sandwich-Canadian Bacon/Egg/Chs 12/4.4oz $18.01/CS
556850 Scalloped Potato Casserole 6/2.5# $49.05/CS

Kettle Cuisine Fresh Soups

KC4460 Chili-Aztec with Ancient Grains** 2/8# $2 off per CS
KC7040 Chili-White Chicken with Cilantro** 2/8# $2 off per CS
KC7750 Soup-Chicken Tortilla** 2/8# $2 off per CS
KCC180 Soup-Mediterranean Grilled Eggplant** 2/8# $2 off per CS
KC4100 Soup-Three Bean Chili** 2/8# $2 off per CS

Paper Products

BD4301 Bag-T-Shirt Thank You White 11.5″ 1000/CS $16.95/CS
BD5003 Detergent-Dish Gallon Dawn 3/CS $44.75/CS
BD6011 Glove-Large Vinyl Powder Free 100CT 10/100CS $28.55/CS
BD6010 Glove-Medium Vinyl Powder Free 100CT 10/100CS $28.55/CS
BD3556 Paper Towels-Roll 2-ply 30/70CT $19.50/CS
BD3571 Towel-Center Pull 8″ White 6/600′ $23.95/CS


*While supplies last
**Special Order Products
***Promotions are only valid for non Wholesale Distributors

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