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Whether you can whip up flambé with ease, or you just learned how to boil water, Central Market is your recipe mecca. Learn how to use fresh and interesting ingredients, plus score tips from our experts. Wow the crowd with dishes that delight and excite. The best part? You get all the bragging rights.

Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta


Oft-maligned as a classic “icky vegetable” parents force their kids to eat, Brussels sprouts are enjoying the spotlight these days. I was first introduced to them at a bbq restaurant in Myrtle Beach, SC. They were roasted with a barbecue rub and totally blew my mind. THESE were Brussels sprouts? Why have I spent my life fearing you?

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Purple Cauliflower Hummus


Did you know purple cauliflower gets its color from the antioxidant anthocyanin, also found in red cabbage and red wine? And did you know with just a few steps you can turn it into a jewel-toned hummus sure make an impression at your holiday parties? First step is to pick up the purple cauliflower during our purple produce sale, going on through 12/13! 

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Thanksgiving Leftover Macaroni & Cheese


The day after Thanksgiving some people like to have Thanksgiving part 2 and dish up another round of turkey and mashed potatoes. Other folks want something completely different: pizza, Mexican food, that kind of thing. And some like to land somewhere in the middle. If that’s you, then this recipe will have you pulling the foil-covered plates out of the fridge in a hurry! 

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Thanksgiving Breakfast


If you are planning a special breakfast for your Thanksgiving crew we can help with tons of easy ways to make the morning special without committing yourself to extra time and stress in the kitchen. 

Fresh baked goods, juicy produce, and savory quiche are just the beginning!

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It's High Time We Talk Pie Time


It’s high time we talk about pie time. And pie time is now. It’s time to decide on a recipe, make sure you have the ingredients, own enough pie plates if making more than one – you can even make the pie crust now and freeze it if you want.

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Alternatives to Classic Mashed Potatoes


Potatoes are a Thanksgiving classic. Mashed with butter and salt and dolloped on our plates as the perfect accompaniment to turkey, ham, rib-eye, or roast. But there's nothing wrong with branching out and adding new flavor to your holiday  menu. 

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Soup and Boots


The weather is cooling which means two really important things: boots and soup. So pull on your boots and walk them in to Central Market for some seasonal soups. And not just any soups. I'm talking house-made with from-scratch stocks and loaded with fresh ingredients.

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Thanksgiving Is Coming


You may still have a bowl of Halloween candy on your counter, but we’re already approaching mid-November and Thanksgiving will be here before you know it! It’s time to start thinking about your recipes, reviewing our No-Fail Turkey Guide, and connecting with the Central Market Holiday Hotline and place your order.  (More on the guide in a minute!)

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Apple Honey Challah


As you gather with family and friends to welcome a sweet new year, food will certainly be part of the celebration. Pick up a Honey Cake, Coconut Macaroons, Bagels, or Round Challah in our Bakery, or bring home a variety of delicious baking apples from our Apple Fest selection and try your hand at Apple Honey Challah.

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