Back to School Breakfast Ideas

Getting Ready for Back to School

Summer is drawing to an end and its almost time to send those kiddos back to school! It’s a bittersweet time of year. Ream’s Food Stores know your life is crazy; we’re are here to make your transition a little bit smoother.

Easy & Quick School-Day Breakfast Ideas

Unlike summer mornings, school days don’t include ample time for preparing a good breakfast and getting ready. Often the most important meal of the day takes a serious hit when classes start up again. The good news is that it doesn’t have to! There are plenty of quick, healthy options you can whip up to jumpstart your (and your kids’) school mornings! We’ve scoured the internet to find the best quick autumn recipes and here they are:

Cinnamon French Toast Breakfast Wraps



  • 1 Large Wrap
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • Optional Toppings

You’ll find Kim’s instructions for this dish here. Let us know how your wraps turn out in the comments below!

Thermos-Ready Smoothie



  • 1 Cup Frozen Mixed berries
  • 1/2 Banana
  • 1/2 Cup Apple Juice
  • 1/4 Cup Tofu
You know what to do from here! Let us know how this dairy-free, gluten-free option works out for you!

Dressed-Up Yogurt



  • 7 oz Container Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp. – Any Fruit Jam
  • 1 tsp Honey
  • 2 Tbsp. Chopped Toasted Almonds
This one is super simple – but healthy and delicious! Perfect for when you are really crunched for time (pun intended). You can also change it up to your liking. Let us know which combos you try!

Breakfast Prepared the Day Before

Even the quickest recipes are sometimes too time consuming on those hectic mornings when you are rushing to get the kids out the door. These are days when it really pays to prepare ahead of time. There are oodles of great breakfast recipes you can throw together the night before to be ready to eat in the morning! If you’re more of a night owl than a morning person, then these are the recipes for you:

Make-Ahead “Ham and Cheese” Breakfast Casserole



  • 4 cups (loosely packed) day-old challah or other egg-enriched bread (3/4-inch cubes)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 medium yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 8 ounces thickly sliced pancetta, diced
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup grated Gruyère cheese (about 4 ounces)
Follow preparation instructions here for amazing ham & cheese casserole!

Crockpot Hashbrown Casserole



  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped yellow onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup milk I used 1%
  • 1/2 cup sour cream I used reduced-fat
  • 1 (20 ounces) package Simply Potatoes shredded hashbrowns
  • 3/4-1 cup freshly shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • Salt and pepper I used about 1 tsp. salt and a heaping 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • Optional toppings: Cooked and chopped bacon, fresh parsley
You’ll find instructions for this crowd-pleasing breakfast here.

Share Your Best Breakfast Recipe

Do you have the best breakfast recipe ever? Willing to share? Tell us all what we’re missing!

National Ice Cream Day

National Ice Cream Day!

Did you know that ice cream first appeared in America in the 1700s? Or that President Reagan declared July to be ‘National Ice Cream Month’ back in 1984? Well it’s July now, and we’re celebrating Ice Cream Month, so brush up on your ice cream awareness and get ready to scoop in the scrumptiousness!

July 15th is National Ice Cream Day. Now, we know what you’re thinking – you’re thinking “what day isn’t ice cream day!?” We couldn’t agree more. If you’re like us, then you don’t require much convincing in order to indulge in the world’s greatest frozen treat. The official ice cream holiday only comes around once per year, though. Take advantage of it – before it disappears quicker than three pints of burnt almond fudge after a breakup. Afterall, when stuffing your face it is much easier to get away with “It’s National Ice Cream Day” than the old “Uh… we needed space in the freezer” excuse.

Ream’s Food Stores will make it even easier for you. We have delicious Ice Cream Day deals like 48 oz Assorted Breyers® Ice Cream for only $2.99 (July 10-16)! At this price you can afford to grab everyone’s favorite flavors and revel in creamy goodness together!

There’s nothing wrong with eating ice cream straight from the container. But if you’re looking for some out-of-the-carton ice cream ideas, then we’ve got some great recipes for you!

Berry Cobbler a la Mode


Cobbler is a favorite Utah dish that pairs exquisitely with ice cream. When hot cobbler meets cold ice cream magic happens!

Here’s what you’ll need to create your very own Berry Cobbler a la Mode:

  • 3 cups Breyers® Original Natural Vanilla Ice Cream (on sale at Reams)
  • 3/4 cup sugar, divided
  • 1 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 2 bags (12 oz. ea.) frozen mixed berries, thawed
  • 2/3 cup flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp. Salt
  • 1/4 cup I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!® All Purpose Sticks, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk

Then, follow these instructions to berry-cobbler bliss!

Classic Banana Split


The banana split is timeless – there’s just no way to improve perfection. It’s also versatile. Most of us love everything about a banana split, but if there’s an ingredient you don’t care for then switch it out for one of your favorites! The classic banana split is like a blank canvas upon which to paint your own personal culinary masterpiece!

Here are some basic ingredients to get you started:

  • 2 bananas, halved lengthwise
  • ½ pint vanilla ice cream
  • 1 pint blackberries, picked over and washed
  • 1 pint raspberries, picked over and washed
  • chocolate sauce
  • 1 cup peanuts

Then, create the classic split or switch things up and create your ideal banana split!

Enjoy National Ice Cream Day!

Happy National Ice Cream Day, everyone! No matter what delicacies you have planned, Ream’s Food Stores are here to help you make them a reality. Come visit us today.


Best Deals and Recipes for Father’s Day


Best Deals and Recipes for Father’s Day

Father’s Day is our time to celebrate the dads in our lives. Let’s face it – being a dad can be a thankless task most of the year. Father’s Day is the one day when we can all celebrate our dad for everything he does for us.

Don’t worry if you don’t have some elaborate celebration planned. Most dads aren’t difficult to please. Remember, the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. When you nail the Father’s Day feast, you’ll be well on your way to a successful Father’s Day overall.

When planning your Father’s Day Feast, though, remember to think like a dad! Sure, great-looking meals are wonderful. But dad is much more concerned about the flavor of his feast. Score a ten on his favorite recipe and he won’t care that the glasses don’t match the silverware.

Need ideas for a fantastic Father’s Day Feast that won’t break the bank? Ream’s Food Stores have you covered! Check out these amazing Father’s Day deals and delicious recipes:

Rib Eye or New York Steak

This week, (6.12.18 – 6.18.18) Rib Eye & New York Steaks are each just $5.99 per pound at Ream’s Food Stores! Talk about the perfect centerpiece for your Father’s Day Feast!

Here are some recipes for delectably delicious Rib Eye & New York Steaks:

Rib Eye Recipes

Butter-Basted Rib Eye Steaks

Rib Eye Steak and Potatoes for Two

Perfect Rib Eye Steak

New York Steak Recipes

Pan-Seared Strip Steak

New York Strip Steak with Gorgonzola Cream Sauce

Sweet Corn 





Sweet Corn on the cob is the perfect side to go with your Father’s Day steaks. Plus, this week you can get a dozen for just $3.49 at Ream’s Food Stores!

Sweet Corn is also super easy to prepare! Simply place corn-on-the-cob in a pot of boiling water (you may want to add a little salt). Cover the pot once you’ve added the corn. When the water returns to a boil, turn off heat. Let the corn/water stand for five minutes. Now you have perfect corn-on-the-cob ready to eat!

If you want to get a little more fancy with your corn on the cob, here are some more adventurous recipes:

Corn On The Cob Recipes

Perfectly Grilled Corn On The Cob

Super Simple Grilled Corn On The Cob

Herbed Grilled Corn On The Cob


Happy Father’s Day!

From all of us at Ream’s Food Stores, happy Father’s Day everyone!


Mother’s Day Gifts & Treats

Happy Mother's Day from Ream's Food Stores!

Mother’s Day Gifts & Treats

May is the time when we celebrate our dear moms and their extra special place in our hearts!


We remember everything you do for us day-in and day-out. Though we may not always express our gratitude, we’re so very thankful for all of it. You’ve been there through the good times and the rough times. You make the rough times more bearable and the good times much sweeter. Thank you, mom, for being in our corner. Mother’s Day is the time of year we want to convey how we feel about you EVERY day!

Daughters, Sons, & Significant Others,

Time to celebrate the mothers in your lives. Part of that means giving them some rest from the usual hard work they do. We know – that is a tall order. Don’t worry though!  Ream’s Food Stores have your back! Whether you’re treating your mom, wife, or girlfriend, we have easy ideas to make her day very special! We’ll give you some easy mom-pleasing recipes and gift ideas to ensure her Mother’s Day is as fantastic as she is!

First, gather up the kids and work together to create this simple, easy Mother’s Day gift:

Gift Crate, Jar, or Bucket

One of the simplest gifts to assemble for mom is a gift contained in a pretty, handy reusable container.

First, get a good-sized jar, Farmers Market Bucket or Decorative Wood Crate (Farmers Buckets and Wood Crates both for sale at Ream’s Food Stores). Then fill it with goodies, treats, gadgets, soaps, and/or lotions you know she’ll love!

Gift Crates for Mom on sale at Ream's Food Stores

You’ll find fantastic Mom treats for sale at Ream’s Food Stores! Whether she likes, sweet, savory, or a mix of both; come in today and pickup her favorite candy, soda, chips, crackers, and snacks!

Now, we know you may be tempted to just throw everything in your chosen container helter-skelter. But remember, this is for mom. She wants to see that you care enough to take your time and make it special. Visit for some fantastic examples of how to beautify your gift jar for her.

A great final touch to the Mother’s Day gift jar or crate is to include a short heartfelt note from each giver expressing their appreciation and love for their mom. If you can, write it on special craft paper rather than run-of-the-mill lined paper to give it an extra touch!

A note in your Mother's Day Gift is a great final touch! 

Mother’s Day Eats

Brownies for brownie sandwiches

Brownie Sandwiches

We’re starting off with dessert – because it is Mother’s Day and mom can have chocolate first if she wants to, alright!

Excuse the pun, but baking up these gooey sandwiches will score you major brownie-points with mom! Plus, they may become a family tradition!

First, pick up a package of Ghiradelli Chocolate Supreme Brownie Mix at your local Ream’s Food Store

For the brownies, you’ll need:

  • 1 Package Ghiradelli Chocolate Supreme Brownie Mix
  • 1 Package of Chocolate Syrup
  • ¼ Cup Melted Butter
  • 1 Egg

To make the filling, grab:

  • 1 Cup Cream Cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons of Butter
  • ¼ Cup Powdered Sugar
  • ¼ Cup Cranberry Sauce or Your Favorite Jam

And follow these instructions to make perfect, delectable Mother’s Day brownie sandwiches!

Mother's Day Waffle Bar Chalkboard





Waffle Bar

Want an easy option for a Mother’s Day meal? Try the waffle bar! I mean, c’mon, who doesn’t love waffles? has some amazing ideas on how to spruce up the almighty waffle.

To pull this off, you’ll need to run to Ream’s Food Stores and grab:

  • 1 box Pillsbury Purely Simple Cake Mix
  • 1/2 Cup Vegetable Oil
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 Cup Fudge Sauce
  • ¾ Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1 Cup Water

Be sure to pick up all the goodies you want to use as toppings. We recommend crushed candy bars & cookies, sprinkles, sliced bananas, strawberries, pineapple and any of mom’s other favorite fruits.

Mother's Day Waffle Bar


Then, follow these instructions to create the perfect Mother’s Day Waffle Bar!

Delicious Mother's Day Chicken Parmesan


Chicken Parmesan

If mom’s tastes trend more toward the savory side, then you’ll want to make this yummy chicken parmesan recipe instead. But she doesn’t have to know you got a fantastic bargain on ingredients from Ream’s Food Stores!

Here’s what you need from Ream’s Food Stores:

  • ¾ Cup Plain Dry Bread Crumbs
  • ½ Teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • ¼ Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 6 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast Halves
  • 1 Egg, Beaten
  • 1 Jar Ragu Old World Style Traditional Sauce
  • 1 Cup Shredded Part-Skim Mozzarella Cheese

Then head on over to and follow these instructions to Create mom’s perfect chicken parm!

We hope these tips will help you save money and time while celebrating the moms in your life this year!

Have a happy Mother’s Day everyone, from all of us at your local Ream’s Food Stores!


Favorite Winter Instant Pot Recipes

Winter is Here!

What better way to greet the cold and snow than with delicious, warm food? But even better than that- food you can meet super quick by just throwing some ingredients in your instant pot!

Instant Pots for Quick n’ Easy Meals!

Late to the game on instant pots? This holy grail appliance is a small investment that will change the way you cook. Very similar to slow cookers, Instant Pot are multi-use, programmable pressure cookers that will speed up your cooking game. Make meals in under an hour, or in as little time as five minutes using the high pressure setting!

Delicious & Defrosting

There are hundreds of recipes that are a breeze to make using your instant pot, from stews to pulled pork and even desserts. We’ve collected a few hearty recipes we think will warm you up this winter, so bundle up and enjoy!

Try these scrumptious recipes with your family this winter:

Instant Pot Chili

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Who doesn’t want a bowlful of chili to warm up on a cold winter night? This delicious classic chili is super easy and can be made in under an hour! This recipe is hearty, flavorful, and even gluten free!


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 x 14.5oz crushed fire roasted tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 16oz canned pinto or red kidney beans
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 tbsp Ancho or regular chili powder
  • 2 tbsp cumin
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper add more for extra heat
  • 3/4 cup gluten free beef broth
  • Salt to taste

Instant Pot Easy Mac n’ Cheese

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Who needs boxed mac when you can make your own almost as quick and twice as delicious in your instant pot? Cook these simple ingredients at high pressure to get a perfect and warm meal on a cold evening.


  • 1 lb Elbow Macaroni
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 tsp dry ground mustard
  • 2 tsp kosher or sea salt (+ more to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 8 oz sharp cheddar cheese
  • 8 oz monterey jack cheese
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese

Five-Ingredient Carnitas

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As if using your hot pot wasn’t easy enough, this delicious recipe is only 5 ingredients! These carnitas come out extremely juicy and tender, and are delicious over rice, in wraps, or even plain if you just can’t wait to eat them!


  • 2½-3 pounds boneless pork shoulder, cut into two-inch chunks
  • 1 tablespoon Mexican seasoning, taco seasoning, or chili powder
  • ¾ teaspoon sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Juice of 2 oranges
  • Juice of 1 lime (or substitute lemon)
  • 1 tablespoon ghee
  • Choice of rice, lettuce or tortillas for wraps, egg on top, or eat plain

Instant Pot Chocolate Lava Cake

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Don’t lie- we know you saved room for dessert! This chocolate cake may be easy to make, but it’s taste is amazing, and the warm gooey dulce de leche center will warm you up from head to toe!


  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar, plus more for garnish
  • 2 large eggs plus two large egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons dulce de leche
  • 1 cup water
  • Pinch of salt

The Perfect Stuffing Recipe to Complete Your Thanksgiving Dinner

There are a few quintessential Thanksgiving dinner items. A Thanksgiving dinner isn’t complete without a glistening turkey, creamy mashed potatoes, and a sweet pie to top off the evening. But no Thanksgiving meal would ever be truly whole without…you guessed it! Stuffing!
This November classic actually dates back to the Roman Empire, where stuffings were made using chicken, rabbit, pork, and dormouse. The food has traveled across nations and centuries, but it remains a family favorite that no proper Thanksgiving dinner can do without.

If you’re looking for a new stuffing recipe to try, give these two a shot. These tried and true recipes are sure to wow everything at your dinner party and have them begging for seconds.

For the Traditionalist: Essential Thanksgiving Herbed Stuffing

Recipe courtesy of


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, plus more for buttering baking dish
  • 4 celery stalks, finely chopped (about 2 cups)
  • 2 medium onions, finely chopped (about 3 cups)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh, flat-leaf parsley, plus more for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • One 12-ounce bag cubed country-style stuffing
  • 4 large eggs, beaten


Preheat the oven to 350 and butter a 9-inch by 13-inch baking dish. In a large skillet set over medium-high heat, melt the butter. Add the celery and onions and cook, stirring, until fragrant and softened, about 5 minutes.

Stir in the parsley, sage, thyme, salt, and pepper and cook for one more minute. Add the chicken broth and scrape up any brown bits that have formed on the bottom of the skillet, cooking for an additional minute. Remove from the heat and cool slightly.

In a large bowl, combine the cooled mixture with the stuffing and beaten eggs and mix well. Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish. Bake until golden brown on top, 30 to 35 minutes. Let cool for 5 to 10 minutes. Top with additional parsley and serve!

For the Experimenter: Sausage-and-Apple Stuffing Bites


Recipe courtesy of


  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • 4 ounces white country bread, cut into 1/2-inch cubes (3 cups)
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2/3 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2/3 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1/2 pound sweet Italian sausage, casings removed
  • 6 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried sage
  • 1 small Granny Smith apple, peeled and finely chopped
  • 4 large eggs, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons chicken broth


Preheat the oven to 350 and grease two 12-cup mini-muffin pans with cooking spray. On a baking sheet, toss the bread with two tablespoons of the oil; season with salt and pepper. Bake for about 10 minutes, until toasted. Transfer the croutons to a bowl.

Meanwhile, in a large skillet, melt the butter in the remaining two tablespoons of oil. Add the onion and celery and cook over moderately high heat, stirring occasionally until golden, about 5 minutes. Add the sausage, garlic, and sage and cook, stirring and breaking up the meat, until no trace of pink remains, 5 minutes. Mix the sausage, apple, eggs, and broth into the croutons; season with salt and pepper. Let stand for 5 minutes.

Pack the stuffing into the muffin cups and bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until golden. Transfer to a rack and let stand for 5 minutes. Loosen the muffins with a sharp paring knife and lift them out. Serve warm.

Share your favorite stuffing recipes with us in the comments! What unique ingredient are you trying to cook into your stuffing?