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Supplier of the Month-Allied Specialty Foods

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


With 50 years focused on its customers, Allied Specialty Foods has been pleasing local and national distributors with its main focus on product quality and manufacturing thin sliced beef and chicken for one-step prep! Allied offers an array of products to please even the most discerning chefs and owners/operators.


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  • CAPTURE CUSTOMERS Steak-based menu items are sizzling — and commanding premium prices.
  • SERVE QUALITY Allied steaks offer excellent flavor, texture, and tenderness — for maximum impact.
  • CONTROL COSTS All Allied products are IQF packed — to save time with one-step prep.
  • EXPAND MENU Add thin-sliced steak to sandwiches, pizza, salads, and other popular items.
  • CUSTOMIZE PRODUCTS Create a “signature” product profile by specifying flavor, type of steak and package size.

Hometown Provisions is happy to provide our customers with this premium product that can meet or exceed your specifications, is menu-friendly and generates profits.

New Products

Posted on May 31st, 2013 | Posted in New Products

New Products for the week of May 27th!

5.31 New Products

Italian Rose Sweet & Smoky Chipotle Aioli

Italian Rose Sweet & Smoky Chipotle Aioli is the perfect complement to fresh grilled or fried fish sandwiches. Or, spread on whole grain bread and pile high with cold cuts and your favorite cheese. Serve as a zesty dipping sauce for chicken fingers, fried shrimp or your fried seafood platter.

Italian Rose Sweet & Smoky Chipotle Aioli:

  • Perfect complement to fish
  • Zesty dipping sauce


Mayonnaise (Soybean Oil, Egg Yolk, Distilled Vinegar, Water, Salt, Sugar, Natural Flavors And Calcium Disodium Edta), Chili Sauce (Sugar, Water, Chili, Vinegar, Garlic, Salt, Guar Gum, Citric Acid), Chipotle Peppers In Adobo (Red Jalapeno Peppers, Water, Vinegar, Sugar, Salt, Tomato Paste, Smoked Essence, Onion, Garlic), Rice Wine Vinegar, Contains Less Than 1%: Herbs, Spices And Xanthan Gum. Contains Egg, Soy.


Recipe Thursday-Lemon Blueberry Ricotta Pound Cake

Posted on May 30th, 2013 | Posted in Dessert, Recipes

Whenever I buy products from Hometown it means that I have to figure out recipes to incorporate that ingredient into. This week I had a 3# container of Maggio Ricotta that I got creative with! I hopped on one of my favorite recipe blogs SimplyRecipes and this Lemon Blueberry Ricotta Pound Cake was the recipe of the day. How perfect. The ingredients sounded so fresh to me and now that we sell produce I was able to buy some of our fresh blueberries. I was looking for an excuse to buy a large quantity of produce. The ricotta replaced some of the butter and flour that a traditional pound cake recipe calls for and made the cake dense and moist. I think that zero leftovers from 2 pound cakes means this recipe was a success!

Lemon Blueberry Ricotta Pound Cake

Hometown's Ricotta Pound Cake

You will have better success with this cake if the ingredients are at room temperature before baking, specifically the eggs, ricotta, and butter. To quickly bring eggs to room temperature, place them in a bowl of warm water for a few minutes. The leavening in this recipe comes from the eggs (which will rise better if at room temp) and the baking powder. Make sure your baking powder is fresh! Baking powder older than 6 months tends to go flat.

Yield 10 to 12 Servings
1 3/4 cups (250 g) all purpose flour (991867)
2 teaspoons baking powder (NOT1030)
1/2 teaspoon salt (991861)
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter (880000)
1 cup (8 ounces, 230 g) ricotta cheese (HPH203)
1 1/2 cups sugar (300 g) (991842)
3 large eggs (EGG011)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (NFC1055)
1 tablespoon lemon zest (00527)
1 cup (5 ounces, 140 g) blueberries (00108)

Preheat oven to 325°F (160°C). Prepare a 9×5-inch loaf pan, smearing the inside with butter. In a medium bowl, vigorously whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.

Use an electric mixer (you can mix by hand but will get better results if you use an electric mixer) to beat together the butter, ricotta, and sugar, on high speed, for 3 minutes, until pale and fluffy.  Add the eggs one at a time, mixing on medium speed for one minute after each addition. Mix in the lemon zest and vanilla extract. Do not worry if the batter looks a little curdled at this point. It is not curdled, it just looks that way.

Remove the bowl from the mixer and stir in the dry ingredients in 3 or 4 additions, until just incorporated. Do not over mix. Stir in the blueberries.

Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan, smoothing out the top with a rubber spatula. Place on a baking sheet on the middle oven rack of the oven. (This will help moderate the temperature at the bottom of the pan and catch any overflow, which happened with mine.) Bake for 65 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean. For the last 10 minutes of baking you may want to put a sheet of aluminum foil over the top of the pan to keep it from browning further.

Remove from oven and let cool for 15 minutes in the pan. Then run a dull knife around the edge of the cake to make sure it is separated from the pan. Gently remove the cake from the pan and let cool completely on a wire rack. Cool completely before slicing.

 Recipe from SimplyRecipes.com

June Product Specials

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

Hometown Pride Chicken Steak Meat


Freda Buffalo Style Chicken Breast

Buffalo Style Chicken Breast

Carolina Peakes Mustard Vinegar BBQ Sauce

Carolina Peakes

Equal Smart Pack


Sliced Tomatoes


Furmano’s Baked Beans-$5.00/CS Operator Coupon HERE

baked beans

Fresca Flour Tortilla


Blast Away Oven Cleaner

Hometown Blast-Away

Baby Spinach

Super Heavy Pizza Sauce With Basil

Pizza Sauce Hometown Provisions

Furmano’s Pinto Beans

Furmano's Pinto Beans_Hometown Provisions

Better Burger Leaf Singles

Product Specials***    
Run Date June 3-28th*
Item # Description Pack Sale Price
CTZ005 BBQ Sauce-Carolina Peakes 12/19OZ 12/19OZ $2.00 off per CS
FRD3922 Chicken-Breast Buffalo 6# Freda 2/CS $.15 off per LB
993305 Pizza Sauce-X-Hvy w/Basil 107OZ Pouch Riviera Red 6/CS $20.95/CS
992015 Sweetener-PC Smart Pack Equal 1/1000CT $16.39/CS
Introductory Pricing!!! 
559550 Tortilla-Flour Homestyle 12″ 6/12CT Fresca 6/12CT $18.95/CS
332060 Chicken Steak-5oz Lemon Butter 10#** 32/5OZ $.50 off per CS
BMM513 Chicken Steak-3oz Marinated 10# 53/3OZ $.50 off per CS
BMM512 Chicken Steak-4oz Marinated 10# 40/4OZ $.50 off per CS
BMM520 Chicken Steak-6oz Marinated 10# 26/6OZ $.50 off per CS
J&A Desserts
ICC0350 Cracker Pan Pudding** 1/5.5# $1.00 off per CS
ICC0103 Strawberry Cheese Delight** 1/5.5# $1.00 off per CS
ICC0308 Strawberry Tapioca Pudding** 1/8# $1.00 off per CS
Furmano Product
$5.00/CS Operator Coupon Available HERE
991646 Beans-Baked w/Bacon & Brown Sugar Pouch 6/116OZ $27.50/CS
991637 Pinto Beans-#10 Furmanos 6/#10 $18.75/CS
04108 Cabbage Slaw-Shred** 4/5# $17.50/CS
05968 Lettuce-Better Burger Leaf Singles** 2/5# $23/CS
03808 Onion-Yellow Sliced 1/8″** 4/5# $29.50/CS
03626 Salad Mix-Separate Color** 4/5# $18/CS
04488 Spinach-Baby** 4# $14.75/CS
04967 Tomatoes-Sliced Tray 160 slices per tray** 2/5# $24.75/CS
Paper Products
995052 Cleaner-Oven Grill Gallon Blast Away 4/1GAL $21.95/CS
BD3000 Foil-Roll Heavy Duty 12″x1000′ 1/RL $19/95/RL
BD2201 Plates-Paper 9″ White Uncoated 1000/CS $14.50/CS


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

Featured Product-Natalie’s Gourmet Pasteurized Orange Juice

Posted on May 27th, 2013 | Posted in Featured Product

When we added fresh produce to our product line we were able to bring back a Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice from Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice Company.

Gourmet Pasteurized Orange Juice

Hometown's Orange Juice

Item# Description Pack
00728 Orange Juice-100% Florida Natalie’s** 4/1GAL

Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice Company provides squeezed fresh orange juice using only the highest quality Florida fruit all year round. Their Gourmet Pasteurized Orange Juice is nutritious, delicious and bursting with a quality, authentic juice! They have the highest standards of fruit quality in the industry. Natalie’s squeezes a variety of Hamlin, Pineapple and Valencia oranges to create the award winning taste that you know and love! At Natalie’s, their Gourmet Pasteurized Orange Juice is gently pasteurized at the minimum temperature for the minimum amount of time to ensure that Natalie’s retains optimum natural nutrition, enzymatic activity, and always the same incredible taste. Natalie’s Gourmet Pasteurized Orange Juice is a 6 time National taste test winner!


  • 6 time Award Winner: USA Today, Good Housekeeping, Real Simple Magazine, Cook’s Illustrated, bon appetit and serious eats.
  • 100% All Florida Oranges – the best fruit in the world!
  • Gently Gourmet Pasteurized
  • No Sugar Added – Never any added Preservatives or Artificial Flavoring


Serving Size: 8 fl. oz. (240mL)
Calories  110
Calories from Fat  0
Amount Per Serving % DV*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Potassium 500mg 14%
Total Carbs 25g 8%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 21g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin C 140%
Folate 20%
Thiamin 15%
Vitamin A 0%
Niacin 4%
Vitamin B6 4%
Calcium 2%
Iron 2%
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