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Recipe Repost-Peanut Butter Eggs

Posted on March 29th, 2013 | Posted in Dessert, Recipes

Original Post Date-April 7, 2011

Every Easter season I have a few activities that I look forward to; dying eggs with my family and friends and making Peanut Butter Eggs! Ever since I was little my mother and neighbor would get together to make Peanut Butter and Coconut Eggs and chocolate candy molds. This tradition is something that I treasure and take with me wherever I go, whether it’s Easter in Italy or California, these treats will be made and enjoyed! This recipe is super simple and I like it that way. I’ve tried different peanut butter egg recipes that have additional ingredients or cooking steps and they just don’t compare to this recipe. Hopefully you’ll agree with me. Since the batch makes a lot of eggs I recommend giving some away as hostess gifts!

Peanut Butter Eggs

Peanut Butter Eggs-2 (1 of 1)

Yield 4 Dozen
1 pound salted butter (880025)
1 pound (2 cups) peanut butter (991611)
1 tablespoon vanilla (NFC1055)
2 pound powdered sugar (NSU2450)
2 pound semi sweet chocolate chips** (NCC1412)
1/4 cup vegetable oil (992065)
pan liners (BD3061)

In a large bowl mix together softened butter, peanut butter and vanilla and then add powdered sugar.

Peanut Butter Eggs-Hometown

Line pans. Shape mixture into eggs and refrigerate until eggs are firm.

Hometown Peanut Butter Eggs

Hometown Peanut Butter Eggs

Melt chocolate for dipping. I prefer using a double boiler rather than the microwave. Heat the chips and oil (2 cups per batch and 1 1/2 teaspoons oil) over low heat, stir occasionally, until they are melted. Coat the eggs in chocolate and place back onto paper lined pans. Refrigerate and enjoy!

Hometown Peanut Butter Eggs
Make sure not to let any leftover chocolate go to waste! This year I made chocolate dipped Shuey’s Pretzels! **Any type of chocolate can be used, but I prefer semi-sweet.

Hometown Chocolate Covered Shuey's Pretzels

 Recipe from the Kitchen of Kristy Mellinger

New Products

Posted on March 29th, 2013 | Posted in New Products

New Products for the week of March 28th!

3.29 New Products

Bridgford Monkey Bites

Monkey Bites

Product Description
Bridgford Single Serve Monkey Bites Cinnamon Pull-Apart comes frozen, ready to heat.

Serving Suggestion
Excellent for all types of Commercial Restaurants, Convenient Stores, Buffet Serving or Continental Breakfasts, Institutions such as School Cafeteria Service.

Preparation and Cooking Instructions Microwave: Remove from clear package or outer wrapper. Heat on high for 35 seconds from frozen, 30 seconds if thawed. Convection Oven: Remove from clear package or outer wrapper. Cover with foil and heat at 325 degrees for 4-5 minutes. Uncover and turn out onto a serving dish. Drizzle with icing if desired.

Child Nutrition
2 oz = 1.25 Servings Grains and Breads.

Benefit of Using this Product
0 grams Trans Fat. Freezer to table in minutes.

Recipe Thursday-Hormel Italian Supreme Pizza Wrap

Posted on March 28th, 2013 | Posted in Main Course, Recipes, Supplier of the Month

Back in 1891, George A. Hormel founded his food company with a steadfast vision of “originate, don’t imitate”. Today, this relentless commitment to quality, value and innovation still lies at the heart of everything Hormel does. It is what drives them to deliver food products as delicious and satisfying as those first hams their founder offered over a century ago.

To better serve the ever-changing tastes and convenience needs of modern lifestyles, Hormel provides a variety of food products to accommodate busy schedules and any meal occasion. One simple, flavorful meal from Hormel is their Italian Supreme Pizza Wrap. This recipe your family and friends are sure to enjoy, mine did.

Italian Supreme Pizza Wrap

Italian Supreme Pizza Wrap-Hometown

This recipe was indeed simple to make and flavorful. Biting into the wrap was like taking a bite of pizza. It was delicious and rich. It reminded me of stromboli, but without the additional dough. I altered the recipe slightly to fit my tastebuds, so make sure to have fun with what you fill your wrap with. I also chose to press the wrap to give the outside that crispness and to heat the entire wrap through! You can make the fill ahead of time so that you can make your dinner in a moments notice-10 minutes to press the wrap and go. To view Hometown’s Hormel Specials for the month of March click HERE.

Sauteing the mushrooms and onions in oil

Sauteed Mushrooms and Onions_Hometown Provisions

Yield 14 Servings

1 tablespoon vegetable oil (992065)
2 onions, yellow, thinly sliced
10 ounces mushrooms, fresh, sliced
1 1/2 pounds Hormel pork topping (553154)
1/2 pound Hormel sliced pepperoni, cut in half (440039)
2/3 cup pitted kalamata olives, halved (990403)
3 cups pizza sauce (993305)
3 cups part skim mozzarella cheese, shredded (775557)
12-12″ flour tortillas (TU72491)

In large skillet heat oil and sauté onion and mushrooms for 8 minutes or until soft. Stir in sausage, pepperoni, olives, and pizza sauce. Stir in shredded cheese. Divide mixture evenly among each tortilla. Place one tortilla on a flat cutting board and place 1/2 cup mixture in center of tortilla. Fold both sides of tortilla in 1/4 of the way and fold bottom and top of tortilla in 1/2 way, similar to a burrito. Flip entire tortilla over-seam side down. Repeat with remaining tortillas untill all of the filling mixture is used. Heat panini press or grill to high. Cook wraps on panini press until grill marks are visible and filling is sufficiently warmed through. Remove from press and cut in half on bias and serve.

Recipe adapted from hormelfoodservice.com

Seasonal Products

Posted on March 25th, 2013 | Posted in Seasonal Products

New from J&A Foods their popular Orange Tapioca will be available year round!

Orange Tapioca-Pack-1/8#, Item-ICC0304-Fluffy orange tapioca mixed with mandarin oranges, no trans fat.

These seasonal products are now available through April 19th!

Tapioca with Raspberries

Tapioca Pudding

TAPIOCA-RASPBERRY J&A, Pack-1/8#, Item-ICC0307-Fluffy raspberry tapioca blended with whole red raspberries, no trans fat. 

TAPIOCA-TROPICAL J&A, Pack-1/8#, Item-ICC0309-Fluffy lime tapioca blended with mandarin oranges and pineapple, no trans fat.   

**Special order items-Order by Monday for delivery after Wednesday

Featured Product-Hempzel’s

Posted on March 25th, 2013 | Posted in Featured Product

Hometown is excited to introduce Hempzel’s to our product line. Hemp + Pretzels =  “Hempzels” – putting a new twist on some old favorites. Hand rolled by Pennsylvania bakeries in small artisan batches. Creating customers one Hempzel at a time since 1997.

This product line is amazing! That’s all there is to say. Everyone here at Hometown tried all the products and approved them. They were very eager for us to begin this relationship with Hempzels, and it has begun! We are selling Hempzel’s Pumpernickel & Onion Sourdough Pretzels, Soft Pretzel Twists and Horseradish Hemp & Honey Mustard. If you wish to sample this product and meet with a sales rep, please email info@hometownprovisions.net or call 717-464-4165.


Horseradish Hemp & Honey Mustard

Hempzels Mustard

Pumpernickel & Onion Sourdough


 Close up – hand rolled stone hearth baked, kiln dried –
can’t be duplicated by machine for a unique flavor

Hempzels sourdough

Item#       Description                                                      Pack Size
991226       Mustard-Horseradish Hemp and Honey             4/1GAL
991267       Mustard-Horseradish Hemp and Honey          6/11.75OZ
991745       Soft Pretzel-Hemp 75CT                                           3/5#
990001      Sourdough Pretzel-Pumpernickel & Onion        18/8OZ

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