Written By: Tom Platten

Every four years the Summer games bring thousands of people together from all over the world. During this time, athletes from every nation get to connect and interact with different cultures in a way that most of us will never be able to experience. But luckily for us, you can learn a lot about another culture through it’s food! Below are our top eight gold medal recipes from competing countries in the 2016 Summer games. There is nothing quite like being there in person, but this is a great start!


1. China

Pork Dumplings

This traditional Chinese recipe makes a perfect appetizer or meal!



2. France

Chicken Cordon Bleu

Fun Fact: The French to English translation of “Cordon Bleu” means blue ribbon, and this recipe certainly deserves one!



3. Russia

True Russian Blini

Much like the French crepe, the Blini is a form of pancake that is revered all over Russia.



4. England

Beef Wellington

This fillet steak coated in pâté and surrounded by a crispy puff pastry is one of the most popular dishes in England. Pair it with some steamed vegetables for a complete meal.



5. United States

Barbecue Ribs

Barbecue in the United States can vary from place to place, but this recipe is one you have to try!



6. Australia

Anzac Biscuits

Anzac sweet biscuits are an Australian favorite and are made using rolled oats, butter, golden syrup, baking soda and sometimes coconut. They even look like gold medals!



7. Germany

Beer Blazed Brats and Sauerkraut

Beer and bratwurst are some of the most popular things in Germany so it only makes sense that they would combine the two!



8. Brazil

Chocolate Brigadeiros

Brigadeiros are more than just chocolate fudge balls made of condensed milk, butter and cocoa powder. They’re the most widely loved and consumed candy in brazil! Check out this recipe and see what the hype is all about!


Written By: Tom Platten


Cravings, we all get them. When those cravings hit, we know they won’t stop until you find the perfect meal to satisfy them. Well, look no further. Introducing Devour Luxury Meals by Kraft Heinz Co. Each meal is carefully crafted to satisfy any craving. Check out the 10 varieties below and see our beer paring pin here!


White Cheddar Mac & Cheese With Bacon

Your childhood favorite ramped up to the max! Gemelli pasta in a creamy cheese sauce topped with white cheddar cheese and hearty chunks of apple wood smoked bacon.



Angus Beef In BBQ Sauce With Cornbread

Tender Angus beef in a sweet and smoky BBQ sauce with a side of jalapeno cornbread that freshly cooks in the microwave. Yum!



Buffalo Chicken Mac & Cheese

Pasta shell tossed with premium breaded white meat chicken in a creamy buffalo cheddar cheese sauce topped with a touch of real blue cheese!



Chicken Enchiladas Suiza

Enchiladas stuffed with premium pulled chicken topped with a blend of cheeses and creamy green chili sauce on a bed of spanish rice, corn, black beans and bell peppers.



Italian Sausage Lasagna

When the crave calls, break out this favorite! Lasagna layered with mozzarella and ricotta cheeses and uncured Italian sausage in a rich marinara sauce.



Pesto Ravioli With Italian Sausage

Your cravings don’t know what’s about to hit ’em! Tender ravili filled with ricotta cheese in a classic basil pesto sauce, topped with Parmesan cheese and uncured Italian sausage.



Chicken & Waffles

Two classics combined into one! Crispy breaded premium white meat chicken patty strips served with Belgian waffle sticks and a side of syrup.


More meals such as the Deep Dish 3 Meat Pizza, Deep Dish Honey BBQ Chicken Pizza and Alfredo with Bacon and Sausage Lasagna are available at select locations.

Stop by your local Schnucks and pick up these delicious meals to feed your cravings once and for all! (Selection may vary by store)

Written By: Tom Platten


Many people start their day off with a cup of joe, it’s an integral part of their lives. But how many people have incorporated it into their cooking and non-coffee drinks? I know I sure haven’t.

Our friends at Community® Coffee have created some terrific recipes that will have you thinking twice about how you use your coffee.

Continue reading 7 Must-Try Recipes That Use Coffee

Written by Aunna Beckemeyer

Social Media Coordinator

It’s baking season! Pies, cookies, cakes and more are being mixed up in houses everywhere and there is nothing worse than realizing you are out of an ingredient mid-stir. We are here to help! Check out our ingenious ingredient substitutions below.

Dry Bread Crumbs

An equal amount of crushed potato chips will give the dish a similar taste and texture.


Light Corn Syrup

An equal amount of Honey is a tasty (cleaner) swap to light corn syrup.

Biofuel or Corn Syrup sweetcorn



Out of cornstarch? Flour will do the trick! Just make sure to use double the amount called for (ex: 1 tbsp. cornstarch = 2 tbsp. flour).

Bowl of finely ground flour suitable for cake recipes


Cream of Tartar

Adding the same amount of lemon juice to a recipe will take the place of Cream of Tartar.




Margarine and vegetable shortening are both interchangeable in recipes.




Equal parts of cinnamon + ginger + cloves makes a great dupe of Allspice.

allspice in spoon



Since Pancake Mix is almost entirely made up of flour, it can be used in recipes when your flour runs out.



Evaporated Milk

An equal amount of light cream makes for a handy ingredient swap when there is no evaporated milk available.



Green Onion

Shallots and green onions are very similar in taste, so equal parts can be swapped in many recipes.




Mixing equal parts of white sugar + water will give any recipe the hint of sweetness in place of honey.

Honey flowing on white background. Clipping paths.



Since ketchup is comprised of tomato sauce + vinegar + sugar, it makes sense that mixing these (to taste) will satisfy your recipe.




An equal amount of plain yogurt will swap with mayonnaise for a (healthier) recipe.

Homemade mayonnaise


Vegetable Oil

Applesauce and vegetable oil are a 1:1 ratio when it comes to baking!

Pouring oil



Equal parts of fruit juice + vinegar will suffice for a recipe (but not for drinking!).



Baking powder

Mixing equal parts of baking soda + cream of tartar can be swapped with baking powder.

baking soda



Equal parts of vinegar + milk will allow for a delicious recipe that calls for buttermilk.




Although it is hard to run out of chocolate, mixing equal parts of cocoa + butter will do the trick for a recipe.




1/4 cup of mayonnaise will act as the binding agent for every one egg that is missing.

Group of brown eggs and yolk in wooden spoon on wooden backgroun


Schnucks has all of these ingredients and more! Send a Digital Gift Card to loved ones who don’t live near and bake with them all season long.


Written By Aunna Beckemeyer

Social Media Coordinator

As the cold weather settles in, there is nothing I would rather do than curl up under a blanket with a warm cozy meal for dinner. Comfort food always sounds better during the winter months because, to me, it symbolizes warm and tasty dishes that are sure to make me forget all about the frosty weather waiting just outside of my windows. Among my favorite comfort foods is, of course, chicken pot pie. There really is nothing better than breaking through the crispy pie crust layer and delving into the delicious creamy filling. I bet your taste buds are tingling just thinking about this dish, aren’t they? Lucky for you, there is a wonderful recipe below that will surely satisfy your newest dinnertime craving. Enjoy!

Heavenly Chicken Pot Pie

Active Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Serves: 6

2 cans (4.5 ounces each) chunk chicken breast

1 cup chicken broth

½ cup Schnucks whipping cream

1 tablespoon cornstarch

½ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1 package (5.2 ounces) Boursin® garlic & fine herbs or pepper cheese or ½ (4-ounce) container garden vegetable cream cheese

1 package (8 ounces) Schnucks fresh white mushrooms, sliced

1 box (7 ounces) healthy blends or antioxidant blends frozen mixed vegetables

1 refrigerated rolled pie crust

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Place undrained chicken and chicken broth in 12-inch skillet. In small bowl, stir together cream, cornstarch, salt and pepper; stir into liquid in skillet. Stir in cheese and cook 3 to 4 minutes over low heat or until cheese melts and chicken is heated through, stirring frequently.
  2. Meanwhile, place mushrooms in single layer on microwave-safe plate. Cook in microwave oven on high 5 minutes. Cook vegetables in microwave oven as label directs.
  3. Add mushrooms and vegetables to chicken cheese mixture and cook over medium heat 2 to 3 minutes or until sauce thickens and heated through. Pour chicken mixture into 9- to 9½ -inch pie plate. Unroll pie crust and cover filling, turning over and under edge of pie plate and pressing to seal. Cut 5 or 6 small slits in crust. Bake 15 to 18 minutes or until crust is brown.

Each serving: about 610 calories, 42 g total fat (22 g saturated), 110 mg cholesterol, 1330 mg sodium, 44 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 8 g sugars, 19 g protein