Happy Halloween!


OCT_FE1_2We’ve reached the time of year where crisp, colorful leaves crunch beneath our feet when walking outside, scarecrows, gourds, bats, and spider webs decorate our homes, and families and friends spend hours carving carefully designed images and silly faces into pumpkins and picking out the perfect Halloween costume. Many families have taken day trips to a local Pumpkin Patch, some have visited

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Beef Tagine with Butternut Squash


On a chilly fall day, I am most definitely in the mood for a bowl of hearty casserole, especially when it involves fall vegetables! Squash is one of my favorite ingredients to use this time of year, and I couldn’t think of a better way to enjoy than paired with Moroccan spices and beef for my take on Tagine!

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The Dietitian’s Top Pick: Progresso® Light Chicken & Cheese Enchilada Soup

Progresso® Light Chicken & Cheese Enchilada Soup #festfoods

There’s nothing that quite satisfies me on a chilly fall evening than a hot bowl of soup. While I love making my own soups, it requires some planning ahead and preparation time. So, when I’m craving soup, but don’t have time to whip up my own, I go to my pantry and grab Progresso®

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Eat Well Wednesday: Apple, Potato and Bacon Hash

Apple, Potato and Bacon Hash #festfoods

Do you know what I love about hash? You can dice and cook just about any vegetable, top it with an over-easy egg, and call it a complete meal! This Apple, Potato and Bacon Hash is so quick that it makes the perfect weeknight meal and can be reheated for breakfast the next day! Besides being

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Team Festival Represents!

Team Festival

Team Festival is ready for the competition to start. Look at all the yellow shirts!

I bag my own groceries when I go to the store because I enjoy it. I used to play Tetris for hours as a kid and bagging groceries sort of feels like a live, grown up version of Tetris to me. When I had the opportunity

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Pumpkin & Bean Curry

Pumpkin & Bean Curry #festfoods

Fall brings cool weather, bright colored leaves, Sunday football games and, most importantly, SOUPS and STEWS {I suppose that is debatable for some of you, but I am a foodie, so food trumps all – even football J}! I am a sucker for the heartiness of a homemade stew, especially when it is as simple as this

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The Dietitian’s Top Pick: Libby’s® 100% Pure Pumpkin

Libbys 100% Pure Pumpkin #festfoods

I have a confession to make; I am obsessed with PUMPKIN! All it takes is for someone to say the word, and my ears instantly perk up. I must not be the only one, as I see pumpkin flavored everything on the grocery shelves… chips, yogurt, frozen waffles, baking mixes, ice cream, coffee creamer… the list goes

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Eat Well Wednesday: Sweet Potato & Black Bean Tacos with Avocado

Sweet Potato & Black Bean Tacos with Avocado #festfoods

Tacos are all the rage right now and people are concocting them will all sorts of unique ingredients, including everything from fish to mushrooms! For this week’s taco recipe, we are featuring meatless ingredients that provide all the flavor of the traditional ones! And what better way to celebrate the fall season than

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There will be Trees in the Madison Festival Foods?

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When asked about our future Festival Foods store in Madison the conversation always leads to our partnership with WholeTrees Architecture & Structures. I must admit I get a bit excited when I think of how our new store will look aesthetically, but even more than that, I get excited about the opportunity for Festival Foods to serve yet another

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The Dietitian’s Top Pick: In-Shell Wonderful® Pistachios Roasted & Salted + GIVEAWAY!

Pistachios #festfoods

Are you gearing up for game-day?! Whether you’re tailgating before the big game, cheering on your favorite team from the stands or having some friends over to watch on the big screen, at Festival, we’ve got you covered with better-for- you snacks that everyone will love! (CLICK HERE to see how Festival’s Dietitians tailgate at Lambeau Field!)

One of my

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