April 30, 2017

May means Memorial Day, and graduations, weddings, picnics and parties. We like these fun ideas for entertaining to festively feed a crowd.

Serving hot dogs? Grill sausages in advance and keep ‘em hot in a crock pot for self-service. Set up a “hot dog bar” with toppings...

April 18, 2017

Spring is the start of party season. There are so many events that become opportunities for entertaining:  graduations, weddings, 4th of July... This year we’re taking a novel approach to the party season. We want to help make your party planning easier!  Let us shop f...

April 1, 2017

If you’re hosting Easter, we have compiled a menu of delicious recipes to make Easter easy. Bright Spring flavors, fresh produce, and savory ham are what makes Easter cooking delicious. Oh, and a sweet Easter treat too.

Remember to make Dean’s your Easter headquarters....

March 26, 2017

People have come to expect a grocery bag with a handle when they shop at Dean’s. It’s still special to get your groceries bagged and carried out for you, something the team at Dean’s still does every day.  We thought it would be interesting to consider where the handle...

February 28, 2017

This is a time of year, just before Spring hits, that we need to have some fun and celebrate when we can. St. Patty’s Day is a perfect reason to try something different and special. This menu not only celebrates St. Patrick’s, but also the coming of Spring.

Wearin’ of t...

February 25, 2017

What if you could buy coffee that makes a difference in the world?  What if the coffee you drank helped reforest the planet?  You can if you buy Tiny Footprint Coffee, our bulk coffee supplier at Dean’s.

When you walk into Dean’s, our coffee station is one of the f...

February 18, 2017

So many of our customers are living the gluten-free life. A gluten-free diet is a diet that excludes the protein gluten. Gluten is found in grains such as wheat, barley, and rye. A gluten-free diet is primarily used to treat celiac disease. Gluten causes inflammation i...

February 12, 2017

When you shop for healthy food, there is a difference between the terms "Natural" and "Organic". Natural can have a variety of meanings, but the term Organic is highly regulated by the USDA.

Producers must follow a stringent set of rules to be considered USDA Organic: T...

February 1, 2017

Some people say Valentine’s Day is over rated, a commercial holiday.  Maybe we can broaden our view of what we recognize, because there’s a lot to celebrate and love.

You can celebrate a significant other, but you can also celebrate friends, family, country, earth. You...

January 29, 2017

Whether you're entertaining a crowd or doing the "couch potato" thing, Superbowl viewing requires special snacks that celebrate game day. There are a few considerations for picking perfect game day recipes- can the item sit out for four quarters without getting stale?...

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