King Kullen Celebrates Saint Patrick’s Day and Easter

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The favorite local grocer offers all the necessities for this month’s holidays.

From the top o’ the morning to the end of the day, pack this year’s Saint Patrick’s Day with all of the holiday’s traditional favorites, and get them all right at King Kullen Grocery Co. This month, they’re offering special products and ideas to celebrate the all-time favorite Irish holiday, as well as Easter at the end of the month.

For those hosting this year’s St. Patty’s Day dinner, corned beef and cabbage is the traditional dish to turn to, and King Kullen has every ingredient you need, down to the spices and directions on how to make it delicious! This year, King Kullen is carrying Buckley Farms brand in flat or point cuts in the Meat Department. To cook the corned beef, place in a large pot with lid, cover brisket with water and add the spice packet that came with the corned beef. Cover the pot and bring it to a boil, then reduce to a simmer for three to five hours. Add potatoes, carrots and cabbage, and cook until almost tender.

For the green cabbage and red potatoes, boil them with the corned beef. Check out the recipe for Irish Colcannon, which combines red potatoes, cabbage and green onions (

Ever try Irish Soda Bread? Add this traditional bread to the dinner table. It’s known as one of the best breads in the world and is a traditional food made from just four basic ingredients: flour, baking soda (instead of yeast), soured milk (to moisten and activate the soda) and salt. This bread is baked daily at King Kullen’s bakery and is available with or without caraway seeds. Or, make it from scratch at home by following this recipe:

Don’t forget dessert! Include Lucky Charms cereal in chocolate chip cookies, or add food dye in any treat to make it green. This is a simple way to add some festivity to any dish, whether it’s an appetizer, entrée, side dish or dessert. Share that pot of gold with friends and family at the dinner table with a colorful Rainbow Fruit Pizza. To make this pizza treat, place crescent roll dough on a cookie sheet in the shape of a rainbow and bake in the oven. Once cooled, spread greek yogurt on top then arrange sliced fruit from red to purple.

Whether hosting a dinner or looking for a dish to pass at a friend’s party, King Kullen’s shelves are stocked with must-haves for any festive dish.

Leftovers? Don’t waste them! Use corned beef and cabbage leftovers for grilled cheeses, sliders or quesadillas, or top a pizza with it ( If comfort food is the way to go, try a Reuben Quiche (

Think Beyond An Easter Egg Hunt
Entertain guests of all ages this year with a delicious Easter feast. King Kullen is offering a leg of lamb, which is a lean, tender cut, for Easter Sunday dinner this year. The best way to cook this is to slow roast it. Make it a Garlic Roast Leg of Lamb with Red Potatoes ( or try a Glazed Easter Ham for this year’s traditional favorite. Pair these entrées with a great side dish like Roasted Asparagus with Lemony Breadcrumbs ( Whichever main course is chosen, don’t forget to kick off dinner with some hors d’oeuvres, like Easter Carrot Cheese Dip (

What’s dinner without dessert? Celebrate the holiday and season with an Easter Bunny Cake. Bake a cake and shape it to look like a bunny, then the real fun begins with the decorating (

Don’t wait too long to pick up St. Patty’s Day essentials or the perfect ham or lamb leg for this year’s Easter feast. Get everything necessary from hors d’oeuvres to dinner and dessert at the King Kullen nearest you. For help finding the perfect cut for the main course, visit the Meat Department and stop by the Bakery for a delicious dessert! For other holiday tips, tricks, ideas and recipes, visit King Kullen’s Pinterest page, which is full of different boards for all kinds of recipes and holidays.

Reach out to King Kullen and its staff for any questions or concerns regarding what they may carry for this holiday season. For holiday treats and necessities of all kinds, rely on this local grocer!

About the Company:
Headquartered in Bethpage, New York, King Kullen Grocery Co., Inc. is recognized by the Smithsonian Institution as America’s first supermarket. Michael J. Cullen opened the doors of King Kullen in 1930. Today, four generations later, King Kullen is still family owned and operated. It remains a leader in the supermarket industry. From that very first store in 1930, King Kullen today operates 36 supermarkets and five Wild by Nature stores across Long Island. In addition to traditional grocery, King Kullen features a large catering and prepared foods department, freshly-baked breads and sweets, and healthy and organic areas, with pharmacies in many stores as well.

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