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About: Anne



Anne Coleman is a mom to her seven children, and a food blogger specializing in budget-minded recipes and posts. Even with a culinary diploma under her belt, feeding so many is not an easy task, but she pulls it off for about $150 a week. Anne is also a recipe developer and food photographer with work appearing on several of Disney's websites as well as various food sites across the web. Her own site, Cooking with Anne, trails her experiences in her own kitchen and beyond. When she's not writing about food or cooking it, she works in a community group home and is a Red Cross certified CPR/AED and First Aid Instructor. She, her new fiancée and her children reside in Bethlehem, PA. There is a brand new ShopRite opening very soon in her neighborhood and she can't wait to be the first one through the doors.

Posts by Anne

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Five Can Hamburger Veggie Soup

Posted by , January 28th, 2015

Who doesn’t love the biannual Can Can sale at ShopRite? I mean, just the song itself is enough to make me want to run to my local store and stock up on canned goods (you can thank me for the earwig later). In fact, I was humming the tune the other day and my fiancee looked at me and said, “Thanks. Now I’ll be singing that for days.” Read More »


Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies

Posted by , January 15th, 2015

Winter at our house is prime time for baking. Everything from breads, cookies, cakes and the like shows up on an almost daily basis when the weather is cool. The kids love this and I don’t mind baking for them when I have everything I need on-hand. Visit the baking aisle at your local ShopRite and you’ll find everything you need for every baked good imaginable, and if you don’t and associate will be more than happy to help you find it.

I love to pick up things that aren’t always the ordinary, like white baking chips, different types of nuts and dried fruits or even granola. This way if I feel like changing something up I have lots of delicious add-ins in the cupboards to boost flavor and texture. These cookies are a perfect example. They were originally only dotted with dried cranberries, but I decided to toss in white chips and nuts. The result was so well liked they were devoured in no time flat.


Makes 2 dozen cookies


1 stick butter at room temperature
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar NOT packed in a measuring cup
1 large egg (also at room temperature)
1/2 t. vanilla
1/2 scant t. baking soda
1 c. all-purpose flour
1 c. old fashioned oats (not instant – the ones that take about 5 minutes to cook)
1/4 c. craisins (dried cranberries)
1/4 c. white chips
1/4 c. chopped nuts such as macadamia, pecan or walnut


1. Preheat oven to 350º and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper (this may be reused for baking more than one batch and your cookie sheet stays clean) or spray well with a cooking spray such as ShopRite’s Olive Oil Cooking Spray. I mix all cookies by hand because I think it really makes a more tender dough.
2. Cream butter and sugars together until fluffy. Stir in vanilla and egg.
3. Stir together baking soda, flour and oats. Add to wet ingredients and blend to form a stiff dough.
4. Fold in chips, nuts and dried cranberries.
5. Drop by rounded teaspoons on cookie sheet about 1 1/2 – 2 inches apart.
6. Bake for about 12 minutes until the bottom is lightly browned and you can smell the cookies. If you time the first batch all batches will be consistently baked and not too dark.
7. Remove to cooling racks and cool completely. Keep well in a tin or plastic container.

Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies


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ANNE - hot drink - THUMBNAIL

Nutty Pumpkin Coffee and Hot Cocoa

Posted by , November 10th, 2014

When it comes to autumn and winter holidays one of my favorite parts is what we’re drinking. I don’t necessarily mean alcoholic beverages, but everything we drink. Read More »


ShopRite’s Imported Goodies

Posted by , July 13th, 2013

Drink consumption in my house is through the roof in the summertime. I prefer that the kids drink lots of water, but even I want something with a little flavor once in a while.   Read More »


Clayton’s Organic Beef and Summertime Grilling; Perfect Partners

Posted by , June 8th, 2013

We’re just gearing up for peak grilling season and one of my favorite things to grill is beef. Good beef is a necessity when grilling and Clayton’s Organic Beef grills up beautifully. I picked up a Clayton’s Organic flank steak this week and tossed it in a lovely lime and garlic marinade before grilling to perfection. Read More »


Chilled Marinated Asparagus

Posted by , April 10th, 2012

Spring is optimum time for asparagus. In fact, I haven’t been to an Easter celebration or spring brunch where the green spears weren’t served. I found beautiful thin stalks of asparagus at my local ShopRite and grabbed them for my Easter brunch. Rather than the usual cooked and served with classic hollandaise, I blanched, marinated and chilled for a deliciously different dish. Read More »


Baked Pennoni

Posted by , February 12th, 2012

Another of my favorite uses for ShopRite Certified Organic Imported Specialty Pasta is this recipe. it goes together quickly, bakes in one pan and disappears in no time. Pennoni is perfect here because the cheese and sauce get into each piece of pasta and fill them with cheesy goodness. Read More »


Casarecce with Sausage and Roasted Tomatoes

Posted by , December 9th, 2011

Pasta is a huge favorite in our house for many reasons: it’s frugal, it’s versatile and it’s something the kids all seem to like no matter how it’s made. This recipe is simple but flavorful and the new ShopRite Imported Pastas are perfect for it. I love Casarecce – it’s a simple extruded S that has perfect little indentations to hold any sauce you’d like and it doesn’t have a lengthy cooking time. Read More »


Pandoro: A Simple, Elegant Dessert

Posted by , November 28th, 2011

Dessert in my family is something near sacred. I try and save it for our Sunday Dinners, but often by mid-week the kids are clamoring for sweets.

At that point I want something easy, but yummy. One of my favorites is this dessert, usually made with Angel Food cake, but equally delicious and far prettier when made with ShopRite Pandoro. With the holidays quickly approaching – this is the perfect dessert for any holiday dinner. Read More »


Black Bean, Salsa and Turkey Soup

Posted by , November 27th, 2011

It’s getting cooler around these parts and there have been several downright chilly days that just begged for a pot of soup. This one goes together really quickly, is full of flavor and healthy to boot. Read More »

About Potluck

Welcome to Potluck, where everyone brings something to the table!

Potluck is a community of bloggers who all have one common interest- a love of food! These bloggers are chomping at the bit to share their thoughts, recipes, giveaways and reviews on ShopRite’s private label brand products. Read More

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