Cooking

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.

'Tis the Season for Apple Cider


Now that I’ve learned that Fall is the best season for apples, I’ve also learned that means Fall is the best season for apple cider. 

Though I loved apple cider as a kid, I admit my more recent dealings with it as an adult have required me to show my driver’s license. 

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Grill Up The Goodness


I always equate fall with grilled cheese and soup, probably because that was the go-to weekend lunch when I was little. So since, the weather has started to cool off at this point, and we are six weeks into football season, I broke out my griddle last night and tried my hand at some new ooey, gooey combinations, all featuring our cheese of the month, Cheddar. It's a tough job, but someone has to do it.

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Garlic Tips and Tricks


Garlic can be one of those ingredients that’s equal parts easy and intimidating to work with. There’s minced and chopped and paste and powder and cloves. Oh, my. 

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Want Breakfast Tomorrow Morning? Make It Tonight


One of my fondest memories of summers as a kid is breakfast. It was all bacon, eggs, hashbrowns, and oatmeal. Now that I’ve been grown up a while, I realize I still want that hearty breakfast. I just really don’t want to take the time to make it. 

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Beat the Heat with Cool Ice Pops


For whatever reason, summertime seems to be a popular season for experimenting in the kitchen. Maybe it’s the freedom of vacation or the need to occupy restless kids. Either way, we’re happy to help.

And we're going to do it without firing up your oven or stovetop. How? Ice Pops! 

We like the idea of gathering in the kitchen to make fun ice pops because you can get creative, and kids of all ages can get in on creating a no-fuss healthy snack.

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