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Meet Linda Hundt – Owner of Sweetie-Licious Bakery Café, cookbook author, inspirational speaker, 17 time National Pie Winner and Food Network Amazing Pie Challenge Best in Show Winner. Linda is well known for her delicious pies and retro style. Learn more about Linda here and check out a few of her pie recipes!

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It's Cleveland Beer Week! This year's celebration runs October 10-19 and Heinen's is the only retailer to carry all five special collaboration beers created for the event. We caught up with Ed Thompkins, Heinen's Wine & Beer buyer for some insider info on this year’s event.

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Do you love cheese? Meet Roz, Heinen's Cheese Lead. Find out what's always in her kitchen and her favorite cheeses. 

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Heinen's is committed to bringing our customers local produce from multiple sources, and one of those sources is the County Line Produce Auction. This auction is held three times a week and features fresh, just picked fruit and vegetables like tomatoes, peppers, melons and much more.

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If you've been looking for restaurant-quality vinegars, your search may be over. New to Heinen's are Zack Bruell Balsamic and White Balsamic Vinegars. These high-quality vinegars, by award-winning Chef Zack Bruell, hail from Modena, Italy, and are the perfect complement for green salads, fruits, vegetables sautés and glazes, soups, appetizers, entrees and even dessert.

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It's Hatch Chile season! Hatch Chiles present endless culinary possibilities. Use these flavorful and versatile chiles when your recipes need a flavor boost. Spice things up with these delicious recipes from award-winning Chef Zack Bruell!

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You're an expert at grilling beef, poultry, pork, seafood and even veggies. But what about lamb? If you haven't tasted grilled lamb, you're missing out. Follow these tips for the perfect lamb, every time!

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You may not know the Caruso's name, but you probably know the coffee they create: Erie Island and Zack Bruell's Zack's Brews, and our own Two Brothers coffee. Heinen's recently had the chance to learn about the coffee roasting process from Dominic Caruso. Here, Dominic shares photos of his trip to Columbia and of the roasting process at Caruso's Coffee headquarters.

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Check out our quick melon primer below to see what melons you should look for in the produce department this summer. Melons come in many shapes, sizes and colors, but they all have one thing in common: they’re sure to be delicious.

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Have you ever wondered how Heinen's decides what new items to bring into our stores? One of the many ways we discover new products is by attending food shows. A contingent of Heinen's category managers recently attended the Natural Products Expo West show, which is the biggest natural and organic product show in the country.

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Have you picked out the perfect gift for Father's Day? Instead of the standard tie or wallet, how about surprising him with a cold one! We asked Tim Mills, Beer Specialist at Heinen's Middleburg Heights, for his top beer picks for dad. 

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Can you guess which country is making a big splash in the wine world these days? Amy Gormsen is the expert who can fill you in!

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We love this versatile vegetable. You can grill, sear, sauté, fry, steam and stir-fry baby bok choy. The preparation possibilities are nearly endless!

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Meet MaryAlice, Heinen's Aurora wellness and well-being expert! Mary Alice has a nutrition background and was previously a weight-loss coach for Weight Watchers.

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Nothing beats a great sandwich, and our Two Brothers deli meats and cheeses are sure to help you create your best ever. Tired of the same ham and cheese sandwich and need some inspiration? Heinen’s corporate chef Jacki Novotny created these stellar recipes to up your sandwich game.

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Barbacoa is a cooking method that tenderizes less expensive cuts, making lamb more affordable for those wishing to try this Latin American celebration dish. Check out these recipes for easy and delicious ways to prepare lamb barbaco!

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These sweet Baby Pineapples are a unique twist on a tropical favorite. The Baby Pineapple has an edible core and is fun to eat – we like to remove the skin, use the leaves as a handle and eat them like a lollipop.

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Here at Heinen's we love introducing you to new items, and we're excited to introduce two brand-new Asian vegetables from Melissa's in select Heinen's stores: Gai Lan and Choy Sum. These exceptional veggies are grown in California and are exclusive to Heinen's.

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Meet Gino, Seafood aficionado of Brecksville and see what's always stocked in his kitchen.

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Meet Beth, the master of all things floral at Heinen's Hudson, and say hello next time you're in the store!

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March is National Frozen Food Month, and we’ve compiled some of our favorite items in the Frozen Foods department that you might not know about. Check out our suggestions and you may find a new favorite entrée or snack.

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Niman Ranch is a community of more than 700 small, sustainable family farms and ranches located in 26 states. Niman Ranch livestock are never, ever given antibiotics or added hormones. Heinen's has many pork products from Niman Ranch, including sausage, bacon, ham, pulled pork, baby back ribs and pork loins.

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What's always in the kitchen of a Heinen's Meat Department Manager? Find out that and more when you meet Catie.

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The Big Game is coming up, and what better way to celebrate than with food? Whether you watch for the game or just the commercials, great food is a must. If you’re throwing a party or just enjoying the day at home, check out some of our must-have snacks and meals for kick-off.

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Meet Randi, a sales lead at Avon that's been with Heinen's for 8 years. Learn more about her here!

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The New Year typically brings declarations to eat healthy, and we know that can be hard sometimes. But eating healthy doesn't have to be tasteless and boring – here are just a few of our favorite products for keeping that “be healthy” resolution. Want more information or recommendations? Just talk with one of our wellness consultants – they're happy to share their favorites with you!

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We know good tiramisu when we taste it. That’s why when we had our first taste of Christina Maria’s tiramisu, we just had to have it in our stores. These authentic, handmade Italian desserts are made by the husband-wife team of Chef Marc and Christina Alfano.

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For more than a decade, David and Johnna Gregg have been designing some very charming holiday gingerbread houses. Read on for their tips and tricks for a great gingerbread house!

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Ed loves to talk wine and beer. If you see him out in our stores, pick his brain on pairings, flavor profiles and more!

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Get ready for the best tasting coffee around! We're excited to launch a new service of roasting high-quality, fair trade coffee beans at a number of our locations. Equal Exchange will provide Heinen's with green, unroasted coffee beans, and Heinen's associates will roast the beans in small batches throughout the day for an amazing tasting coffee. You can't get any fresher than that!

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Meet David Gregg, Heinen’s Merchandiser for the deli and gourmet case and one of Heinen’s most passionate foodies, and find out what's always in his kitchen!

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Knowing our sources has always been important to Heinen's. Les Gyerman, Heinen’s Dairy Category Manager, recently visited the farm of Tucker and Becky Gretebeck in Wisconsin to learn more about Organic Valley 100% grass-fed milk – straight from the farmers themselves.

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Meet Eric Besselman, our resident meat head. Our legacy is premium meats and Eric is just one of the many who keeps that legacy going.

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We're proud to announce that Heinen's  cheese monger Shannon Welsh has received the American Cheese Society Certified Cheese Professional certification. To be eligible for this prestigious certification, Shannon had to take a comprehensive exam on cheese knowledge and is one of only 132 individuals in the 2013 class to receive this certification. If you see Shannon out and about in our stores, be sure to congratulate her and pick her brain on anything cheese!

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Don't you just love the beautiful flowers in our floral department? Get to know Megan, Heinen's Floral Buyer - she makes the big decisions on what makes it into our stores!

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Want to make any of the tasty treats featured on Kickin' it with Kenny? We've compiled all the recipes here.

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Don't be sitting on the sidelines when it comes to throwing a tailgate party.  It's easy to come up with a game-winning menu that will have neighboring fans in the parking lot looking enviously your way.  Here are five tips to make sure your guests won't be leaving their game seats to stand in the concession line. 

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Carla Snyder has spent the past 30 years in the food world as a caterer, artisan baker, cooking school teacher, food writer and author of 6 cook books. Carla will be developing recipes using Heinen’s prepared foods that will be posted here twice a month. Check back next week to see her first delicious – and fast – recipe!

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Start the school year off right! We've compiled five easy tips for the back-to-school transition. Follow our advice and your child will be at the head of the class!

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Get to know one of the guys behind our fabulous produce department and find out what ingredients are always in his kitchen.

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You may have dined at one of chef and restaurateur Zack Bruell's five Cleveland-area restaurants – Parallax, Table 45, Chinato, L'Albatros and Cowell & Hubbard – but did you know that you can get his custom blend of coffees and olive oil exclusively at Heinen's?

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Distinctive. Wow. The best we’ve ever tasted. These are just some of the ways to describe our Two Brothers products. If you’ve tried any of our Two Brothers products, you know what we’re talking about. Not only are these exceptional products, but they are exclusive to the area and have a unique story to tell. Take a peek at what makes our Two Brothers products so special.

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Frances Mathis, Heinen's candy buyer and category manager, starts planning for the winter holidays early. Very early. Earlier this summer she recently set up a "candy show" of holiday candy options that our store associates will choose from. Yes, our store associates are choosing what candy to stock at Christmas in June!  But Frances starts planning even earlier than that.

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Late spring and summer are the perfect times for setting as many impromptu al fresco tables as you can. But dining outdoors is just half the fun. Everyone knows that the grilling itself is the other half of the party—if you know how to do it right. That’s why we asked Heinen's Corporate Chef Jacki Novotny to share some of her tips for a successful grilling season. Follow these steps and you’ll impress everyone with your newfound grill knowledge!

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You've never tasted lamb this good! Lava Lake Lamb is 100% grass-fed, free-range lamb, and it’s only available July through September.  Lava Lake lambs range freely over long distances and are raised by seasoned shepherds in the same way they have been for centuries. Their diet of wild grasses and herbs results in lean, fit and healthy lambs. You'll only find Lava Lake Lamb at Heinen's.

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Verlasso SalmonVerlasso Salmon is now available in our stores – and we're the only grocery store in Ohio to offer Verlasso! These Omega-3 rich fish have a silky, buttery texture that is perfect for grilling, baking or poaching. Marty Gaul, Heinen’s seafood buyer had this to say about Verlasso: “Our customers absolutely love it! They are really impressed with the clean, mild flavor, and even people that don’t like salmon love Verlasso salmon. I encourage everyone to try it. One taste and you’ll be hooked!”

Scott Nichols, a director at Verlasso, answered some questions for us.

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