Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Help in the Kitchen From Martha and Costco

With holiday preparations in full swing we could all use some help in the kitchen. Martha Stewart has you covered with great selection of food products available at Costco.

Wanting ham for the holidays? Look no further than your local Costco for Kirkland Signature/Martha Stewart Ham. First introduced last year to rave reviews, this ham can’t be beat. These bone-in hams are slow cured and then lightly smoked over applewood chips. Each artisanal ham comes with simple reheating, glazing, and carving instructions. If you traditionally serve ham at holiday time, this ham is the perfect choice.

When the wrapping paper and scotch tape frenzy leave you with little time for a simple supper, try these great Martha Stewart alternatives:

Beef Chili with Beans ……This beef chili brings together black beans, pinto beans, kidney beans, and hearty chunks of beef. Tomatoes, smoky ancho chilies, and a touch of lager round out the chili’s deep flavors and give it plenty of personality. Make it a southwest supper that is quick, easy, and tastes like you had it simmering for hours.

Chicken Slab Pie ……All-natural chicken, carrots, leeks, mushrooms, peas, and pearl onions
simmered in a creamy sauce—are brought together in these rustic, double-crust pies. This chicken slab pie takes the traditional pot pie and kicks it up a few notches.

Turkey Soup …… Brimming with hearty chunks of turkey, tender noodles, mushrooms, carrots, and onions, this turkey soup is delicious served piping hot on its own or with some crusty bread.

After dinner, who doesn’t love a good dessert? Try Martha’s Apple Raspberry Slab Pie …… A rich, buttery crust encases a filling of apples, raspberries, and a hint of spice to create this apple-raspberry slab pie. Serve it warm or at room temperature with your favorite ice cream.

Planning a holiday party? Martha makes it easy with these quick appetizers:

Olive Bruschetta …… This olive bruschetta blends the tangy, slightly salty flavors of olives with the sweetness of roasted red peppers and cipollini onions. It makes a wonderful alternative to traditional pasta

Pork Meatballs …… These tender pork meatballs feature floral lemongrass and spicy habanero chiles. Serve them on bibb lettuce leaves with a chili-lime dipping sauce or on a mini baguette with shredded carrots, sliced cucumbers and pickles, nd cilantro sprigs to create a Vietnamese-style sandwich.

Mushroom Dip …… Classic flavor of rich, savory bacon mingles with earthy mushrooms in this creamy dip. When entertaining, serve a bowl of Mushroom Dip with an array of fresh vegetables.

Whether your entertaining, hosting the holiday, or just looking for something quick to prepare during a busy week, Kirkland/Martha Stewart products make meal time taste just like you made it yourself… and all you had to do is heat it up!

For more information on these and other Kirkland/Martha Stewart food products, visit the shop page at marthastewart.com.


Anonymous said...

whenever I see Martha talking about these products it makes me sad because there is no Costo in my neck of the woods.

Elaine said...

I haven't been to Costco since before Thanksgiving, but the only items I saw there was the mushroom dip and the hams. I was disappointed that the hams no longer came with the martha stewart logo muslin bag.

John said...

I've tried all the new food items with the exception of the Chicken Slab Pie and the Olive Bruschetta. Those were the only 2 items not yet available in my local Costco. The rest of the items, fabulous!

Anonymous said...

I just tried Martha's Chili and it was the most insipid conglomeration ever to cross my palate. After reading the package, I realized that there was one major ingredient missing: CHILI. Instead they substituted something called Ancho peppers, which have a flavor remeniscent of cow dung. I guess Martha didn't learn her lessons about lying while in prison.

CHILI WITHOUT CHILI. C'mon Martha, even an ex-con can do better than that!

I want my money back!

Anonymous said...

I tried the Pork Meatballs on a demo with some sort of asian sauce. It was so good. I think I will do something like this for a New Year's appetizer.

Anonymous said...

It would be great is costco posted the heating instructions for items like the lemongrass meatballs (delish!). There are two packages, and my houseguest tossed the heating instructions with the first package (grr!) Next time I'll skip the houseguest and keep all the meatballs (and the instructions) for myself.

Anonymous said...

To the insipid poster who complained about the lack of "chili" in Costco chili: an ancho pepper is a chili pepper. There is an entire family of peppers that make up the "chili/chile" pepper category - a chili pepper is not one specific pepper. Ancho chili peppers are dried poblano chili peppers. If you like spicier chili, I would suggest learning your chili pepper varieties and reading ingredient labels prior to purchasing items.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone happen to have the directions for cooking the chicken slab pie? The box got thrown away!

Anonymous said...

help... we live on olive brushetta, we use it for everything, appetizer, pasta topping, pizza topper, pork marinade etc..... why did they stop selling it at costco, and where else can i buy it?????? Anyone?????

Karen said...

Looks like they've stopped selling the chicken slab pie at costco, I've checked 3 different locations and nothing... has anyone seen them in NJ at all?

Anonymous said...

Where can I find Kirkland Signature Martha Stewart Turkey Soup? I bought it last year in a Costco store located in Sandy, Utah. I Have not been able to locate it anywhere here since!