One of our favorite parts of fall is the fresh produce, especially apples! While apples are available year round, there is something about fall and apples that go hand in hand. Large, juicy apples fresh from the local farms are readily available in store
With so many different varieties of apples, there are some for every taste. Apples are versatile, so they can be used in cooking every meal!
Here are 4 different recipes that embrace the peak of apple season!
1. Apple Quesadilla
A quick, super-yummy dessert little kids can help make and bigger kids can cook up themselves. Perfect for the fresh fall apple crop! Simple to make and delicious, pick your favorite apple and make this any time of day dish!
Apples are a classic for fall and so is apple cider! A delicious cake, it’s easy to make and will make your house smell like fall and tastes even better than it smells! The apple cider glaze is just the cherry on top of this already delicious cake!
Salty, roasted sweet potatoes, apples, onions, and kale are tossed with sage and balsamic and topped with roasted sausages for a quick, savory-sweet, satisfying dinner. A one pot dish that includes some of the best fall produce, this is a dinner must try!
Football has started, kids are back in school, and the weather is slowly changing which means that fall is near! A great solution to cold weather and busy schedules? A slow cooker! You get tons of delicious and easy meals that everyone will enjoy.
Slow cookers are great for so many reasons! One is that they allow for hands off cooking. Meals are easy to prepare because all the ingredients are in one dish! You just combine and let the cooker work its magic! Another great reason is because the dishes are incredibly flavorful. Slow cooking a meal allows for all the flavors to fully come out throughout the long cooking process. Plus they are easy to use and there are tons of recipes to follow!
Need some inspiration? Here are 5 slow cooker recipes you have to try this fall.
1. Sausage and Beef Lasagna
This family favorite is loaded with beef, Italian sausage, and three cheeses. Lasagna is a delicious comfort food that is sometimes intimidating to make, but not with this easy recipe! Try this rich Italian classic in the slow-cooker for an easier way to enjoy the hot and bubbly baked goodness.
The beef is dry rubbed with spices, and slow cooked until it falls apart into tender pieces. The melt in your mouth meat is accompanied by a variety of vegetables, and gravy made from the stock at the bottom of the pot, making this an easy and hearty dinner everyone will love.
These slow cooked carnitas are juicy and delicious. Simple to make and bursting with flavor, everyone will love a taco night with this recipe! The best part is that everyone can customize the taco to their liking and carnitas goes with everything
Who doesn’t love a good Bolognese Sauce? Not only does this recipe offer the convenience of being made in a slow cooker, it’s a great way to add some extra vegetables that even the pickiest of eaters will hardly even notice. This Slow Cooker Bolognese recipe will quickly become a favorite dish you’ll want to make over and over again.
We love serving all the communities we do and the month of September marks 3 different milestones in 3 different neighborhoods. Come celebrate 1 year in Orland Park, 26 years in Hanover Park, and 8 years in Carol Stream!
3 of our stores are celebrating anniversary events in September and we’re celebrating all month long! Special events, good food, and tons of fun!
Here’s what you can look forward to…
The perfect way to ring in fall, kids can paint a mini pumpkin for free! A great way to spend a Saturday, kids can let their creative side run free!
9/10/22 in Orland Park
9/17/22 in Hanover Park
9/24/22 in Carol Stream
Our La Bella Romana bakery is full of made from scratch goods that the whole family will love! While our cookies come decorated, this free event let’s kids do that! Kids will get a 5” sugar cookie baked in our bakery to decorate to their heart’s desire! The best part? You get to take it home and enjoy it as a sweet treat later!
9/11/22 in Orland Park
9/18/22 in Hanover Park
9/25/22 in Carol Stream
We take pride in our homemade food which is why these celebrations call for good food! These menus are available in Orland APrk, Carol Stream, and Hanover Park!
9/10-9/11 BBQ pulled Pork Sandwich and Mac and cheese
9/17-9/18 2pieces of roasted chicken and rice pilaf
9/24-9/25 sausage sandwiches and penne with marinara
10/1-10/2 grilled lomo tacos and spanish rice
These all come at unbeatable prices and are in addition to our hot foods department at all stores!
The end of summer is near, unfortunately. That doesn’t mean you can’t soak up those last days and nights! Wind down and enjoy the beautiful nights still ahead! One way to do that, and outdoor movie!
Whether you find a drive-in movie, a movie in the park, or you set something up in the comfort of your own backyard, an outdoor movie is a great way to go! You’ll need blankets, pillows, and lots of good snacks!
When it comes to snacks, we have you covered! Here are 5 must have movie snacks
Popcorn with a movie… a must! We have tons of different options for you to pick from– movie theater butter, kettle corn, light butter, you name it! If you want to add a little extra flavor to your popcorn we have tons of flavor toppings that will take it to a whole new level! Another great mix? Add some m & m’s to your popcorn for some salty and sweet!
Our bulk section is the perfect place for all your candy shopping. Tons of variety and enough for the whole family to snack on. Watermelon slices, chocolate covered pretzels, sour gummy worms, gummy bears… we have tons of options for everyone to choose from! The other great thing about the candy in our bulk section is that each pack is filled with candy! Our full, clear containers make it so you know exactly how much is in there!
You can turn movie night into a sundae night! Get your favorite ice cream flavor and your favorite toppings! You can also go for ice cream bars, conesm or popsicles. No matter how you choose to enjoy it, ice cream is always a great option. It’s good for summer nights and movie nights. Stop by one of our gelato cases and pick out your favorite flavors or you browse the frozen aisle for your favorite options!
La Bella Romana Parfaits
These homemade parfaits make for a great treat! Layers of cake and fillings in different flavors. The parfaits are made daily in our bakery with fresh ingredients. They’re great size for sharing or enjoying it all yourself (because who likes to share dessert)!
Good before, during, or after the movie, pizza is a great movie munchie! Our take and bake pizzas are easy to make and delicious! Plain cheese, sausage, supreme, there is something for everyone! It’s good for adults and children alike which makes it perfect for
Don’t forget the drinks! Fresh squeezed lemonade, wine, or pop, we have it all!
A movie night is the perfect way to enjoy the summer nights with your loved ones. So pick your favorite movie and take a trip to Caputo’s to get all you need!
Our international deli has a large variety of imported, domestic, and premium meats, cheeses, and olives. Whether you’re looking for sandwich ingredients, antipasto items, or just something to keep in your fridge for a quick snack, our deli is fully stocked with all of your needs.
August is National Sandwich and Panini Month! With all the offerings of our deli, the options of sandwiches you can make are endless. You can make a different sandwich everyday… each one better than the last!
In our family, we have a bit of a competition over who is the best sandwich maker in the family! Here is each of our go-to sandwiches:
Meat: Prosciutto di Parma
Cheese: Homemade bocconcini
Bread: La Bella Romana Baguette
A Caprese Sandwich
Cheese: Homemade bocconcini
Produce: Tomatoes, fresh basil
Extras: olive oil, salt, roasted red peppers
Bread: a mini bouchon roll
Meat: Boar’s Head Honey turkey, Boar’s Head mesquite smoked turkey
Cheese: Hoffman super sharp cheddar
Bread: Asiago Bagel
Cheese: pepper jack
Extras:lettuce, chipotle mayo
Bread: sliced ciabatta
Meat: Prosciutto di Parma, salami
Cheese: Homemade ricotta seasoned with olive oil, salt, pepper, and oregano
Extras: mild giardiniera relish, sub dressing, toasted in a panini machine
Bread: Mini focaccia or sliced italian bread
**toasted or grilled in panini machine**
Meat: smoked turkey, smoked ham, bacon
Extras: lettuce, avocado, mayo, olive oil, black pepper
Whose sandwich sounds the best to you? Cast your votes in the comments below!
One of the best parts about summer is all the outdoor fests and activities. There is always good food and entertainment. One thing we love about the warmer months is that we get to bring our food truck out and about!
With our Mobile Cucina, we are bringing our kitchen to you!
Our mobile cucina is equipped with a stovetop, fryers, and more so that we can cater to all your needs. The menu is continuously changing, but we can do a variety of different options. A few of our favorites
Southern Fried Chicken Sandwich
Homemade Sausage Sandwich
Hand Cut French Fries
Imported Zucchini Flowers
Just to name a few! The best part is that the menu can be changed and updated to fit the needs of the event!
Did you know that you can have our Mobile Cucina at your next party? Take your party to the next level by catering with our food truck. It’s our same delicious food served in a unique way!
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With the sun shining & the weather being beautiful, it is the perfect time to cool off with a refreshing summer smoothie!
Long days outdoors can take a lot out of you, so it’s important to make sure you’re properly nourished. That’s why smoothies are a great solution! They’re great to cool you down and you can pack them with fresh fruits and veggies.
Grab your favorite produce items, a blender, and make a delicious summertime treat! Want some inspiration? Dessert like, fruity, or loaded with nutrients– Here are 5 smoothie recipes!
Super Duper Smoothie
Kale, blueberries, and oatmeal are all superfoods. Blending them together into smoothie form is not only nutritionally ideal, but it also makes a great-tasting drink. All the ingredients have a plethora of nutritional value, like the Cinnamon which helps support normal blood sugar.
Celery, spinach, and lemon are powerful foods that help bring your body back to a more balanced, alkalized (as opposed to acidic) state that promotes health and makes you less susceptible to getting sick.
Ummm. Yes. You read that title correctly. And the best part? This smoothie is totally breakfastable and incredibly filling. Truth is, there’s no chocolate chips, but raw cacao nibs which make it sweet and a good option!
This is a tasty, kid-friendly way to eat healthy fruit. Using frozen bananas & strawberries makes thick, dessert-like smoothies. They’re harder to blend, but worth it! Do yourself a favor and peel the bananas before you freeze them.
Summer is in full swing and schedules are crazy. If you’re running around and just want a break, have a picnic! There is a subtle magic in the air when you get to sit down and enjoy the beautiful weather in nature with some good food!
You can play games, listen to music, or just take in the views and enjoy the company. The best part of a picnic is that it’s simple. You don’t need much and it can even be spontaneous! One thing you do need? Food!
So pick a place, grab a blanket, and stop by Caputo’s on the way for all you need!
Want some inspiration? Here’s what every good picnic should have and good news is, it takes little prep. All you have to do is make a quick shopping trip and be on your way
Our pre-made 3ft or 2ft subs are perfect for your picnic. We use fresh bread and have 2 different varieties- an American Sub or an Italian Sub. The American sub features hard salami, Krakus ham, oven roasted turkey and yellow american cheese. The italian sub features mortadella, volpi salami, mild capicola, and provolone cheese. These sandwiches are great to feed a crowd and easy to transport to any picnic!
Whether a prepared salad from our prepared foods section or a salad from our deli– pasta salads, potato salads, and olive salads– there are tons of options and salads make a great side!
Little things to munch on are a must! Chips and dip, taralli, or anything from our bulk section. These are easy to transport and good for sharing. From our bulk section, we recommend any of the nut mixes, chocolate covered almonds, chocolate covered pretzels, and sesame sticks!
Fruits and Veggies
Stone fruits are one of the best parts of summer which makes it a must at a picnic. Fresh fruit is a great and refreshing snack, especially when sitting outside. We offer cut fruit and veggies too which make it much easier to eat!
Every good meal ends with dessert! Stop by our bakery before you head out for some cookies. Our butter cookies and Italian cookies are all made by hand, in house daily. You can even try some of our delicious pastries or parfaits!
It’s important to stay hydrated! Besides water, drinks like lemonade, san Pellegrino bottles drinks, sparkling water, and maybe even some canned cocktails for the adults are great options!
So get outside, get your favorite foods, and enjoy the summer weather with a picnic!
Appetizers are always a must at dinner parties. It’s the start of the festivities and you know your guests are coming hungry! So start off with a good impression
Check out these 4 mouth-watering and crowd-pleasing appetizer recipes to have your guests begging for more!
Bacon Wrapped Dates Stuffed With Almonds
A little bit of health and a lot of flavor. Dates are a great item to incorporate in your diet because of the natural sweetness. Paired with the flavor of bacon and the crunch of almonds, this easy appetizer is sure to impress!
These quesadillas feature produce in a fun and kid-friendly way that will help inspire kids to appreciate healthy and delicious food! Slip sweet potatoes and spinach into warm tortillas and pair them with sharp cheddar cheese and a flavorful lime-cilantro quinoa. They are quite delicious and will even reheat in a warm skillet nicely.
This protein-rich white bean hummus is the perfect thing to have ready-made in the fridge. Pair with fresh cut seasonal veggies and crunchy pita chips for a delicious, munchy snack that’s kid-approved!
Often made as an appetizer or tapas, Stuffed Mushrooms can also shine as the main component in a vegetarian meal. In this version, eggplant takes center stage alongside the mushrooms and a hearty dose of garlic. Add in some crusty, toasted bread and a salad to complete the Eggplant Stuffed Mushrooms as a meal, or simply serve as a starter course with a unique twist while entertaining.
Looking for something to do this summer? We have an idea that works for girls night, date night, or even a casual night with friends… a wine and cheese pairing! Whether you’re looking for something to do outdoors or you want to beat the heat and do something inside– this idea works great either way!
Gather your friends, turn on the music, open the wine, and get your night started! But first, you have to take a trip to Caputo’s for everything you need!
Local or imported, spreadable or chunks, goat cheese, or up for anything… we have options!
Here are 14 Wine & Cheese Pairings for you to try
Fayette Raw Milk Spreads
All natural RAW milk cheddar cold pressed into a creamy spreadable -full flavor spread. Spreadable straight from the refrigerator! Aged over 100 days for full development of taste, texture, and benefits of raw milk cheddar. Sharp, creamy, and perfectly gritty cheddar with an excellent variety of flavors
The Cheese: Fayette Raw Milk Spread- Tomato Basil
The Cracker: Tresors Basil Waffle Crisp
Wine: Chianti or White Riesling
The taste of light fresh herbs paired with this decliosu spreadable cheese and flaky, crispy crackers. Pairing with a light wine to embrace all these delicious flavors!
The Cheese: Fayette Raw Milk Spread- Blue Cheese Cheddar
The Cracker: Lahvosh rounds
Jam:Can Bech Black Grape Jam
Wine: Merlot or Sauvignon
Pine River Spreads
Wisconsin cheddar blended with an assortment of flavors- crowd pleasers for sure! They can also be heated to make a very flavorful Queso dip! Available in Sharp Cheddar, Smokey Bacon, Port Wine, Garlic and Herb and a spreadable Swiss!
The Cheese: Pine River Spreadable Swiss
The Cracker: Tresors Sea Salt Waffle Crisp
Jam:Can Bech Black Fig Jam
Wine: Zinfandel or Cabernet
The Cheese: Pine River Sharp Cheddar Spread
The Cracker: Tressors whole grain waffle crisp
Wine: Pinot Noir or Pinot Grigio
This new Pasture Pride brand of cheeses features organic items. Traditional Wisconsin cheeses HAND-MILKED by AMISH and delivered in chilled milk pails daily to the farm. 100% all natural and organic…..the traditional and old fashioned way! Available in Mild Cheddar, Colby Jack, Muenster, Pepper Jack and Sharp Cheddar.
The Cheese: Pasture Pride Mild Cheddar
The Cracker: Cranberry Phyllo Crisp
Wine: Chardonnay or Beaujolais
The Cheese: Pasture Pride Muenster
The Cracker: Apricot Honey Phyllo Crisp
Wine: Sauvignon Blanc or Zinfandel
Ambrosi Italian cheese
Stemming from Ambrosi Spa in the Castenedolo and Traversetolo regions of Italy, this Iconic Italian Artisan Cheesemaker has been producing, importing and distributing authentic Italian cheeses since 1942.
The Millennial Line was designed with a cheeseboard as the central theme. All of these products are Grass fed, and naturally Gluten Free.
The Cheese: Ambrosi Parmigiano Reggiano
The Meat: Golfera Finnocciola Salami
Wine: Chianti or Pinot Grigio
24 month Parmigiano Reggiano and a hand cut Parmigiano Reggiano as well. Known as the true King of Cheeses, this cheese is well known for grating, cooking, snacking and many more uses. It pairs well with any red wine or medium bodied beer and never met a salami they didn’t like . The salty nuttiness of this cheese is a must have staple for your fridge and mine!
The Cheese: Ambrosi Grana Padano
The Meat: Golfera Classic Salami
Wine: SanGiovese or Sangria
Grana Padano- Parmigiano Reggiano’s little sister. This skimmed milk product is aged 16-20 months giving it a sweeter finish to balance out the nuttiness. This cheese pair well with any wine, a nice full bodied IPA and any type of dried fruit, fig or apricots.
The Cheese: Ambrosi Asiago Pressato
The Meat: Golfera Spicy Salami
The Jam: Can Bech Peach and Apricot
Wine: Zinfandel or Riesling
The Asiago Pressato is a semi hard cheese, aged approximately 1 month.The buttery richness will shine through with all of these pairings.
The Cheese: LaClare Maple Bourbon Goat Cheese log
The Cracker: Tressors sea salt waffle crisp
Wine: Riesling or Beaujolais
Maple Bourbon goat cheese–This unique blend of Vermont maple syrup and bourbon make this a goat log favorite. Sweet and a little savory are quite the pairing!
The Cheese: LaClare Fig & Honey Goat Cheese log
The Cracker: Tressors poppy seed waffle crisp
Wine: Chardonnay or Merlot
Fig and Honey- Honey and sweet figs are blended together with a clean natural goat cheese to create this match made in heaven.
From the UK
The Cheese: Belton Farms White Fox
The Cracker: Valley Lahvosh Heart Crackers
Jam: Can Bech Quince and Vanilla Jam
Wine: Cabernet or Chardonnay
Great Britain Cheesemakers- created this all natural, free range grass fed White Leicester cheese. Slightly more mild than its big brother the Red fox. White fox still has a sharp but subtle bite with the much sought after crunch of the calcium crystals that can only develop with proper aging.
The Cheese: Belton Farms Red Fox
The Cracker: Valley Lahvosh Heart Crackers
Jam: Snowdonia Pear or Cognac Spread
Wine: Riesling or Zinfandel
Great Britain Cheesemakers created this 16 month mature Red Leicester-handcrafted and unique with a blend of sweet and savory creaminess and an unexpected crunch from being aged to perfection! Red Fox Cheese is an aged Red Leicester with a cunningly unexpected crunch. It has a russet color and a wonderful rugged mouth-feel with a hint of ‘crunch’ which the cheese has developed through watchful maturation then leaves the palate with a lingering flavor and desire for more!