4th of July Sweet Splashes & Sundaes

July 4th, for years, was the day we'd gather with dad's extended family at the local park. I don't remember much about the food because as soon as lunch was over we'd head for the pool. There was something about splashing in the cool water when it was super hot. At break time we'd stand … Continue reading 4th of July Sweet Splashes & Sundaes

What’s the Hot Topic of Conversation (from the back room)?

New! Chocolate and Peanut Butter Combos Here's some insight from the back office. What does the conversation consist of while we're working? If you answered food, you're right on. How to package food, display food, what kind of food you (as the customer) like to eat and then what kind of food we like to … Continue reading What’s the Hot Topic of Conversation (from the back room)?

Our Shelf Summary & A Sweet, Special Story

We are so grateful to serve you through this unusual time. Here's an update from our shelves: The deli is still stocked. We also have milk, eggs, bread and fresh garden lettuce. More flour and oatmeal are coming in Wednesday. We plan to be open 8-5:30 week days and 8-4 Saturday unless the government makes … Continue reading Our Shelf Summary & A Sweet, Special Story

Would You Like a Free Sample? Visit the Deli {Experience Inside}

Try this Valentine Cake! It's a sunny wintery day in Illinois. Your drive today takes you passed The Country Cupboard. You see "Butter Cheese & Green Onion Cheese" on the sign for sale. Hmm, I wonder what that tastes like, you think. I know if I stop by I can sample it. You walk through the … Continue reading Would You Like a Free Sample? Visit the Deli {Experience Inside}

What Grandma Made + Christmas Open House Details

Black Friday Specials - Diffusers $9 off! -  Deli Items 50% off My Grandma used to make chocolate candy at Christmas time. She was an expert at it. Caramels, toffee, mints, peanut butter balls, cherries, maple crème, turtles and more. I would go around opening each container just to look in awe at it. Of … Continue reading What Grandma Made + Christmas Open House Details

What Gratitude Does for You + Black Friday Sale Preview: Deli, Frozen Meals & Diffusers

Keto Peanut Butter Blossoms Black Friday & Small Business Saturday Preview: *Salami $3.29/lb 50% off *Muenster $2.69/lb 50% off *Save $2 off on our Homemade Frozen Meals: Bacon Quiche | Pizza Casserole | Chicken & Rice | Beef Stroganoff | Lasagna | Tator Tot Bake | Sausage & Egg Just thaw and bake! *Save $9 … Continue reading What Gratitude Does for You + Black Friday Sale Preview: Deli, Frozen Meals & Diffusers

Curly Hair, Beef Sticks and XOXOs. How Do They Fit Together?

Valentine Candy has Arrived! ❤️ On your latest visit to The Country Cupboard, did you meet Jesse? He's the latest asset! Actually, he's been one of my assets for a long time. Fourteen years to be exact. This curly haired, size 9 shoed boy is my nephew. I am quite proud of him. Now I … Continue reading Curly Hair, Beef Sticks and XOXOs. How Do They Fit Together?

Here’s Our Holiday Ideas…plus Preview Black Friday Savings!

Save $1 off Pastry Fillings Mark Your Calendar: Christmas Open House - Dec 1st It's the week before Thanksgiving. Is your menu and day planned? Here's a little easy last minute pie option. Grab a pie crust (graham cracker or pastry). Choose an EZ Squeeze Pie Filling Flavor. Squeeze it into your crust. Top with … Continue reading Here’s Our Holiday Ideas…plus Preview Black Friday Savings!

Where is Your Munch Punch Card?

Pumpkin Spice and Fall Flavors....Going Going {almost} Gone Howdy my Friends! I have a hunch you have a Munch Punch card. But do you know where it is? Maybe it's in the other purse. Of course, it could be in the car or with your spouse. Likely it's stuck in with all the other zillion … Continue reading Where is Your Munch Punch Card?

Have a Teeny Weeny Too Much Zucchini? 2018 Version

Last Chance to Order Peaches! AUGUST 8 - 14 Growing up we ate a lot of bologna. It was the floppy kind you could fold over, eat little circles out of it to make funny faces and laugh like little people do. But as we got older we'd go for Trail Bologna. It is similar … Continue reading Have a Teeny Weeny Too Much Zucchini? 2018 Version