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					                                                        SHOP AT HOME FOOD SERVICE
                                                                  MONTHLY NEWSLETTER DECEMBER 2008
                                                                Ingredient           Amount             Scaled amount                                   Instructions
                COOKIES                                       Butter,               1 Cup                 8 oz             These cutout cookies stay tender by rolling between waxed
                                                              softened                                                     paper and not working in any extra flour.
                                                                                                                           Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
                                                              Sugar                 2 Cups               16 oz             1. In a large mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on
                                                                                                                           medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add sugar and beat
                                                              Eggs                  2 Large               2 eggs           until combined.
                                                                                                                           2. Beat in eggs; then add vanilla and blend about 30 seconds.
                                                              Vanilla               1 Teaspoon            1 Teaspoon
                                                                                                                           3. Stir together flour, baking powder, and salt.
                                                                                                                           4. Add dry ingredients to beaten mixture and beat together
                                                              All purpose           4 Cups               32 oz
                                                              flour                                                        until well combined.
                                                                                                                           5. Divide dough into 4 portions.
                                                                                                                           6. Roll each portion of dough between two pieces of waxed
                                                              Salt                1/4 Teaspoon          1/4 Teaspoon
                                                                                                                           paper to 1/8-inch thickness.

                                                              Baking Powder         4 Teaspoon            4 Teaspoon       7. Use your favorite cookie cutters to cut out desired shapes.
                                                                                                                           Use a spatula to lift off each cookie and place on ungreased
                                                                                                                           cookie sheet.
                                                                                                                           8. Set "scraps" aside and roll out next piece of dough; repeat
                                                              Recipe Makes            4 dozen                              until all dough has been used once. Combine the scraps and
                                                                                                                           roll out again until all dough has been used (do not add any
Each month we’ll have a brand new recipe for you to try. We’ll have beef, pork, poultry,
                                                                                                                           extra flour). 9. Sprinkle with colored sugars, if desired.
lamb, veal, seafood and dessert recipes in random order. Since variety is the spice of life,
                                                                                                                           10. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until very lightly browned at the
these recipes can give you a brand new way to prepare some of the same old things! Let us
know how you like them--WE’D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU!! Please contact                                                        edges. Thank you so much for your feedback. Enjoy!                                                11. Let cool 3 minutes and remove to wire racks to cool. Store

           PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT:PLATINUM COOKWARE                                                                             in airtight containers.
                                                                                                                           Notes from the Cook: * Do not refrigerate dough, but do
                                                                                                                           keep unused portions covered with plastic wrap or a damp
    Each month we will highlight one of our excellent products. This month we are featuring our PLATINUM
    PROFESSIONAL COOKWARE SYSTEM. This beautiful cookware set takes healthy cooking to a new level.
                                                                                                                           * These cookies do not need to be frosted - they are excellent
Professional Platinum Cookware is the result of giving customers the very best in research, quality and design             without frosting.
since 1979. Professional Platinum Cookware is made of the finest grade T304 stainless steel and each unit has * These cookies will be nice and crisp. If you desire a "softer"
special heat transmitting properties for fast, even heat distribution. The Professional Platinum Cooking System cookie, place cooled cookies in an airtight container and add
gives you every reason to enjoy the art of cooking. Your commercial quality cookware comes with both               1/4 piece of bread; let sit for about a day and they will soften
waterless and nutritional capability and is also induction-ready. The sturdy stainless steel craftsmanship insures nicely. *These cookies may be baked ahead and frozen
a durable and easy to clean surface. And all of the cookware comes with a lifetime warranty.                       *This recipe may be easily cut in half; we do not recommend
Multi-layers of heat conducting metals spread heat quickly and evenly eliminating the need for                     doubling the recipe.
oil. A vapor seal creates a vacuum in each pan and eliminates the need for excess water as
well. Foods prepared the waterless, low-temperature way retain more vitamins and minerals.
There is only a 2% average mineral loss with our waterless cooking method – up to 20 times the retention of
vitamins, nutrients and minerals versus traditional cooking methods.
The lid is constructed to fit perfectly and to ensure that the cooking container is closed. The condensation
groove takes in the hot humid air and forms a thin layer of water between pot and lid, which closes the pot
almost air-tight. This means no evaporation and no unpleasant kitchen odors - the precious nutrients cannot
The special Nutrithermic Compact Base, with the force of 1.2 tons, gets inseparably adhered to the 1.2mm thick
pot body made out of several light-metal layers. The bottom picks up even the lowest amount of energy
extremely quickly, distributes it evenly over the entire surface and conserves it perfectly. These attributes
guarantee optimal heat conduction, distribution and conservation.
The edge of every PLATINUM pot and pan is designed to ensure that there is no drip when pouring directly from
the unit. This feature is particularly beneficial by reducing mess in the kitchen and eliminating the need to use
The open construction of the handles makes for a more solid hold. The units are comfortable to carry, since the              HEALTHY COOKING MADE EASY
handles do not heat up. At the same time, they serve as practical holders for the lid.
                                                                                                                                 T304 STAINLESS STEEL
                                                                                                                                 LIFETIME GUARANTEED
The Temp-Alert Knob lets you know, at a glance, if you are using the correct temperature. By looking at your
                                                                                                                                     EASY TO CLEAN
Visio-Therm knob you will know whether to increase or decrease the temperature. Enjoy reduced cooking time
and eliminate pot-watching.                                                                                                        ENERGY EFFICIENT

    Shop at Home Food Service Tip of the Month for December

           NRF’s Top 5 Tips for Shopping on a Budget

Smart shoppers come prepared when they hit the stores for their holiday shopping trip extravaganza, but some,
believe it or not, need a bit more help navigating their way around the holiday season. For those that are
planning on shopping on a budget this year, here are a few tips from our resident expert Dan Butler, Vice
President Retail Operations:

    1.     Spread out your holiday purchases throughout the year—or at least throughout the holiday season.
           Shopping last minute often results in making additional purchases you don’t need because you are
           feeling rushed and frenzied.
    2.     Make a list of absolutely everyone you need to buy for and how much you plan to spend on them before
           visiting any store or website, and stick to it.
    3.     Sign up to receive emails from your favorite retailers. NRF is anticipating an extremely promotional
           holiday season and many sales may only be offered to a retailer’s most loyal customers. Be vigilant about
           searching for holiday promotions in newspapers and on their website as well.
    4.     Use the Internet to compare prices and products before setting foot in a store. Not only will you save
           time by researching ahead of time, you’ll also save money on gas by not driving all over town!
    5.     Save yourself the guesswork and buy gift cards, especially for babysitters, newspaper carriers, doormen,
           teachers and other recipients of smaller-value gifts. Gift cards are a great way to let gift recipients
           choose what they want and it’s an easy way to stick to a budget.

          NRF’s Top 10 Tips for Smart Holiday Shopping

    1.  Shop after 6:00 p.m. the evening before a sale is advertised to begin. Many retailers program the
        registers the night before, so the sale may already come up in the register even if they have not changed
        out signs on the selling floor yet. Ask the associate in advance for any possible upcoming sales, especially
        on big ticket items.
    2. Prepare a list to use while you are shopping. Make sure to include alternative selections in case you are
        unable to find some of the items on your list.
    3. Avoid crowds by shopping during stores’ early and late extended hours.
    4. If you are looking for specific advertised items, take the complete ad with you so that you don’t end up in
        the wrong store looking for a specific price.
    5. Staple a gift receipt to the merchandise tag in case it needs to be returned or exchanged. Keep your
        original receipts with any warranty paperwork for the life of the warranty.
    6. Remember when gift shopping you are buying for someone else’s wants and needs, not your own. But
        don’t be afraid to take full advantage holiday promotions treat yourself to something nice!
    7. Shop safely! Watch your personal belongings at all times including handbags and purchases. The stores
        are not responsible for any lost items so be careful, especially at the register when you can get easily
        distracted by the transaction itself.
    8. Save yourself the headache: let the charity group at the mall wrap your gifts for you. This will save you
        a lot of time and free you up to do other things on your holiday to-do lists.
    9. When shopping online, have your credit cards and address book handy. Many websites have timed
        windows to complete a transaction, so you need to have shipping information at your fingertips.
    10. When walking through the mall or down Main Street, wear comfortable shoes! You’ll be walking on a lot
        of marble, concrete and tile.

         Shop at Home Food Service Testimonial of the Month
     * What Our Customers are Saying About Shop at Home Food Service *
          "Shop at Home makes my life so much easier. With 2 small children and a part time job, I have no time to
           shop. I found this to be very convenient. I no longer have to spend an hour at the grocery store (or all that
           money!) I cannot say enough good things about the quality of the food. There is NO comparison to grocery
           stores. The meat is the best you can buy. There are so many options, there is something for everyone, trust
           me. They even stock your freezer for you! (I get EVERYTHING delivered except perishables!)
           Jeff and Barbara are the best! You cannot ask for nicer people. I am a customer for life!"

           Melissa and Bill,   Monroe, CT

                                        News, Notes and Reminders...
-        New Customers: $100.00 off your First Order!
-        Existing Customers: $50.00 off your Reorder for Every New Customer You Refer To Us! And a Free
  Food Gift as Our Way of Saying Thank You!!
- Look for Our New Meat Packages--These are Great as Holiday Gifts, Customer Appreciation Gifts
  and Great Sales Incentive Gifts...Coming Soon!
- REMEMBER... You can call us at 1-888-260-7430 or visit our Website at


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