Mimosa Cake for International Women’s Day

A very important date, specifically in Italy, is March 8th– International Women’s Day! International Women’s Day is the day to celebrate achievements of women and show your love and appreciation for all the strong women in your life. 

In Italy, this celebration is referred to as La Festa della Donna. Many Italians celebrate by giving flowers, specifically the yellow mimosa flower. The beautiful, bright coloring of the mimosa flower represents the sun and the flower itself is a symbol of strength, sensibility, and is given as a sign of respect. The flower looks delicate, but in reality it can withstand a lot– just like a woman can.

The appreciation for this flower is what inspired a traditional cake to eat on this day– a Mimosa Cake! 

This cake has a beautiful look with a delicious, light, and refreshing inside. It is a yellow sponge cake two ways– with a custard filling or with a pineapple filling. The outside is made to resemble the mimosa flower. It is pieces of our yellow sponge cake cut up and placed on top to mirror the yellow color and the intricate design of the mimosa flower.

with pineapple filling

Order your mimosa cake and celebrate the strong women in your life today!

Did you have mimosa cake, but remember it a little differently? Our bakery team is happy to work with you and make your cake dreams come to life! you can place your order here, give us a call at 630-620-4444 Ext. 1036 or email us lbrbakery@caputomarkets.com

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Meatless Meal Ideas

The Lenten Season has begun. Lent is the 40 days leading up to Easter recognized in the Christian calendar. Those who partake in Lent may follow a number of different rules. One big occurrence during the season is the fasting from meat on Ash Wednesday and every Friday until Easter. Although this sounds simple, sometimes you don’t realize how difficult it may be and how easy it is to forget. We’ve got all the perfect meatless options to make Friday meals easy, delicious, and something to look forward to!

Pizza

While some people cut meat out for a little during these 40 days, there are many delicious meals you can enjoy! One go to is pizza and our Pizza Fridays are perfect for this! You can have a grab and go 16” thin crust, cheese pizza for only $6! You can turn a meatless Friday night into a make your own pizza night by picking up dough, sauce, cheese, veggies, and everything you need to make your perfect pizza! Maybe even some Nutella for a dessert pizza??

Recipe to Try: Shaved Asparagus Pizza

Pasta and Soup

Another option is pasta or soup. Soup can warm you up on a cold day and we have a variety of different prepared soup without meat that make mealtime easier for you! Pasta is great because it can be prepared in a variety of different ways. There are a number of different cuts of pasta as well as different sauces that can make each pasta different than the next. A personal favorite is our Supreme Sauce. This is a unique, creamy sauce that is unlike anything you’ve tasted before. It is great for any pasta! We even have a number of different pasta dishes ready in our prepared foods section. Full pans to individual meals can make cooking easy for you! Our prepared foods are made all natural with no preservatives– just like you would at home, but with less of a mess! 

Recipe to Try: Parsley Shrimp Pasta

Veggies

Veggies! Veggies are a great option because they are good for you and fun to cook with. You can throw them in a stir fry or a pasta. You can make veggie tacos or even an omelets. 

Recipe to try: Sweet Potato and Spinach Quesadillas or Veggie Pad Thai

Seafood

Seafood is also a great option for meatless days! We offer a great assortment of fresh & frozen seafood, imported & domestic. Different fish are filled with omega 3 and vitamins that are great for you. Our extensive fish department will help you find just what you’re looking for. We even have pre-marinated fish which are delicious and hassle free! Fish can be eaten as meals or can be added to different dishes for great flavors– seafood risotto, pasta with clams, or just a simply grilled salmon are all great dishes with lots of flavor! Try our fresh ceviche and marinated octopus salad!

Recipe to Try: Spiced Salmon with Brown Rice and Spinach

Some meatless recipes to try:

Stop in for all the perfect meal solutions for those meatless days!

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At Home Wine & Cheese Pairings

Are you looking for creative ways to celebrate Valentine’s day this year? Or maybe you’re looking to have a night with your girlfriends and don’t know what to do? An easy and fun idea is a wine and cheese night!

Celebrate Valentine’s Day or Galentine’s Day with a wine and cheese pairing. Spend time with loved ones sampling cheese, sipping on wine, and enjoying extras to bring out all the flavors!

Not sure where to start? Here are some items for your at-home pairing event!

Soft Cheese

Cheese: Délice de Bourgogne, Champignon Mushroom Brie, or Bucheron soft ripened goat 

Wine: Prosecco/champagne, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio 

Chocolate: Semi Sweet chocolate

Fruit: Strawberries or Raspberries

Why: The creamy and buttery texture of the cheese pairs wonderfully with the bubbly, sharp champagne or the light and slightly sweet notes of white wine. The bitter notes of semi sweet chocolate and the sweetness of the fruit all come together for a delicious tasting!

Blue Cheese

Cheese: Mild Gorgonzola dolce,  medium Danish Blue, or Big English Stilton

Wine: Cabernet, Shiraz, Zinfandel, Port Wine

Chocolate: Dark chocolate

Fruit: cherries or honey

Why: Blue cheese is known for its big and tangy flavor which is why it is great to pair a blue cheese with a full body, dark, and warm wine that can hold its own to the cheese! The chocolate and fruit brings a sweet and slightly bitter taste to round out the tasting!

Semi Hard Cheese

Cheese: 12 month Manchego or Kaltbach Le Cremeux Gruyere

Wine: Cabernet, Sangiovese, Chardonnay 

Chocolate: Assorted truffles

Fruit: Apples or pears

Why: The semi-hard, nutty, fruity, and almost earthy cheese pairs wonderfully with a fruity yet rich wine. The truffles and fruit bring around a sweet, crisp, and grainy flavor to the whole pairing. 

Hard Cheese

Cheese:  Parmigiano Reggiano, Grana Padano, Piave

Wine: Chianti, Barolo, Pinot Grigio

Chocolate: Dark Chocolate or White Chocolate

Fruit: Grapes, berries, or pineapple

Why: the salty, granular, nutty, and fruity notes of these hard cheeses pair well with dry and slightly fruity wines. The dark or white chocolate and fruits embody bitter, sweet, tangy, and juice flavors that bring out the range of flavors in the cheese

Fresh and Soft Cheese 

Cheese: Burrata, Fresh Goat, Fontina Fontal, 

Wine: Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Noir

Chocolate: Milk chocolate

Fruit: Balsamic glaze,  strawberries,  or apricots

Why: The soft and fresh cheese brings a creamy, buttery, and rich flavor which tastes wonderfully with a light, crisp, and semi-sweet wine! The sweetness of milk chocolate and tangy and sweet notes of the balsamic, strawberries, and apricots create a well rounded tasting!

Happy tasting and Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Game Day Ideas

Football’s main event is just days away. In our opinion, the food is just as important as the game itself… the fans have to fuel up too, right?

There are a lot of foods that are tradition while watching– wings, pizza, sub sandwiches, beer, and more! Sometimes it’s fun to put a little spin on tradition.

Maybe for this year’s watch party, you want to show off your cooking skills and make something extra! Not sure what to make? We have some ideas for you! 

Sheet Pan Nachos 

Impress your football-watching crew with super-simple Sheet Pan Nachos. piled high with seasoned ground beef, gooey cheese, and all the fixin’s. Feel free to tweak your toppings.

https://www.shopcaputos.com/recipe-rack?dishId=40a5882b-b269-4e8b-9dcd-9dbf1c445081

Spicy Baked Chicken Wings with Orange Glaze

These crisp-baked, sweet-&-spicy wings are bursting with flavor and a delicious take on the classic wing.

https://www.shopcaputos.com/recipe-rack?dishId=dddcb2d6-83f2-4e64-b991-2f0426f2dfa1

Pulled Buffalo Sliders

Shredded chicken with buffalo sauce and some slaw… a dish that will impress anyone!

https://www.shopcaputos.com/recipe-rack?dishId=872f44e0-7bce-4348-b50d-c34087d7648e

Here are a few more ideas: