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Stocked Pantry? Can Do!

Posted by , January 22nd, 2015

In the dead of winter, few things are as comforting as a well-stocked pantry.  Snowstorm coming?  No problem – a pantry full of staples means there are enough canned vegetables, beans and dried pasta to last for days. (Maybe weeks!)  No time for a big trip to the grocery store? A fully loaded pantry helps stretch out the full-cart shopping trips.  Read More »

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Crushed Tomatoes, Can Pyramids, and The Zombie Apocalypse… Be Prepared

Posted by , January 22nd, 2015

January is drawing to a close, which means a few things… Your New Year’s resolutions were out the window weeks ago and, if you’re one who likes to be prepared, you now have an abundance of canned goods in the house, thanks to ShopRite’s Annual Can Can Sale. Read More »

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Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oats and Quinoa

Posted by , January 21st, 2015

Everyone thinks of using their slow cooker for dinner, but did you know its a huge helper when it comes to making an awesome (and healthy!) breakfast? Read More »

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Slow Cooker Chicken and Potatoes

Posted by , January 20th, 2015

Slow Cookers are a great way to have a healthy meal that is ready when you get home from work or school. Most slow cooker recipes you can simply put all the ingredients in and allow it to cook undisturbed for hours at a time. You can make almost anything in a slow cooker, I’ve made delicious dips, soup and even a whole chicken. 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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The Ultimate Comfort Food: Mom’s Perfect Pot Roast

Posted by , January 12th, 2015

When I was growing up, my mother cooked dinner every night with the exception of Saturdays–that was her designated “day off” when my family usually found ourselves dining at restaurants. Read More »


Glowing Skin Green Smoothie

Posted by , January 9th, 2015

Okay, so do we all have the same resolution? Is everyone on a diet now? It’s January so a lot of us are trying to be healthy and get fit. I’m one of those people. I’m in the midst of trying to clean up my act after a long holiday season of too many Christmas cookies. How am I doing that? Read More »


Spicy-Sweet Ginger + Chocolate Cookies

Posted by , January 7th, 2015

Dark chocolate and ginger; it’s a specific pairing, and sometimes a perfect one. Just the heated flavors I go for this time of year when the adrenaline is high. Like those chocolate-covered candied ginger pieces, a little of each flavor alone together goes a long way. Read More »

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Traditional Smith Island Cake: An Impressive Treat

Posted by , January 5th, 2015

In my family, we have three members with birthdays that fall close to a holiday.  My son’s birthday usually falls on or around Labor Day.  My daughter, with her late November birthday, sometimes turns a year older on Thanksgiving Day, and my husband was born six days before Christmas.  It’s important to me that their birthdays not get lost in the shuffle of the busy holiday season.  So each gets to choose a special birthday dinner and whatever kind of birthday cake they want.   Read More »

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Easy Homemade Gifts For The Foodie On Your List

Posted by , January 2nd, 2015

Everyone has that one person (or maybe more than one!) on their gift list that is nearly impossible to shop for during the holidays.  I’ve always given those people food, because everyone likes to eat, right? 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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