Category Archives: holidays

Holiday Tasting at Janssens Market

Saturday, November 1 from 11-3pm!
Join us to taste most items from our holiday menus and
start to plan your holiday feast! Taste items from roasted Delaware free-range turkey, turducken, imported cheese, truffles, caviar and more! It is never to early to start thinking about Thanksgiving
menus available in store or online!

From a side or two, a full dinner or just a pie, we have you covered!
Don’t forget to order your DELAWARE Turkey
early this year for best availability.  
Call us at 302/654-9941 x 3


Carter Caviar
Buck Road Buzz Honey
Shore Boys Soups
iSwich Gourmet Ice Cream
Uncle Louie Sauce
Sugartown Smoked Fish
Freakin Fresh Salsa
Sapori Di Bosco Truffle Products
Fire Hook Crackers
Kelchner’s Siracha Sauce

Holidays Made Really Simple – Janssens Market

Let Janssen’s chefs do the hard work for you this holiday season!
See the complete menu on our website or pick up a copy in the store.

Place a phone order 302-654-9941 x3.
Santa will visit Sundays Dec. 9 and 16th for pictures in J’s Cafe.  Also, look for Santa to make a visit on his motorcycle on December 24th before he heads to the North Pole!

Wine & Cheese Tasting – December 8th

Looking forward to pouring a stellar lineup of  cheese and wine tasting in the store from Franks Wine on Saturday December 8th from 11-3pm! Get ready for the holidays!


Whether you are a cheese connoisseur or just interested in trying something new, Janssen’s fromagerie is the best in the region, offering more than 250 selections from around the world. When you shop for cheese at Janssen’s you’ll be encouraged to taste a variety of types and get tips from the experts. Janssen’s gourmet cheeses are cut directly from the wheel to ensure freshness and flavor. You’ll receive a description card with each cheese purchase and be invited to register your purchase for future reference.

Janssen’s also offers a wide variety of goumet flatbreads, artisan crackers, and delicious cheese condiments to complement every cheese.

Easter & Passover Ideas from Janssens Market

Easter Menus catering

Between hiding eggs, assembling baskets and finding someone to dress up as the bunny, the to do list can be extensive. This year let Janssen’s Market take the  worry out about what to serve your guests! Let us provide you with everything from “soup to nuts” or perhaps just a few special side dishes to add to your menu.  

Whether you are entertaining for two, eight or twelve people, we have everything you need to bring a successful Holiday table together.  Need to match wines to your menu?  Stop by our wine and cheese tasting at the store on March 31st from 1pm-5pm.  Premier wines has a great selection and knowledgeable staff to guide you.  

Premier Wines will be handing out  

coupons at the tasting for 10% off your next purchase.   

We have all kinds of goodies available for your Easter basket.    

Looking to cook a lamb? We have American Lamb available in our meat department. Before it ever makes it to your table, American Lamb is
raised by skilled farmers across the country from pastoral grasslands, to high country meadow. America’s sheep producers are committed to raising and supplying only the best quality lamb. Hands-on involvement from pasture to  plate ensures that American Lamb meets the highest  standards for flavor, tenderness and freshness.    

Would crossing the Red Sea seem easier that preparing gefilte fish and brisket? Make this night different from all others with Janssens Passover catering menu. From the Kiddush and Karpas we have it covered!     

We want to make your event special and look forward to working with you. To place an order, please contact Karen, our Catering Coordinator, at   

Don’t forget the Easter Flowers – our floral department has a wide assortment of plants, arrangements and orchids available.  

easter flowers  

Easter & Passover Menus
Please visit our website for our full catering menu



Recipe: Rack of Lamb


  • 1 1/2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh rosemary leaves
  • garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 racks of lamb, “frenched” (see note)



In the bowl of a food processor fitted with a steel blade, process the salt, rosemary, and garlic until they’re as finely minced as possible. Add the mustard and balsamic vinegar and process for 1 minute. Place the lamb in a roasting or sheet pan with the ribs curving down, and coat the tops with the mustard mixture. Allow to stand for 1 hour at room temperature.

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.

Roast the lamb for exactly 20 minutes for rare or 25 minutes for medium-rare. Remove from the oven and cover with aluminum foil. Allow to sit for 15 minutes, then cut into individual ribs and serve.

Note: “Frenching” refers to scraping the meat off the tips of the bones. Ask your butcher to leave 1/8 inch of fat on the meat.

courtesy: Barefoot Contessa – Food Network


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Trans Fats- The Top Offenders
Trans fat can make food taste good, last longer on grocery-store shelves, and more hazardous for your heart. Trans fats raise your bad cholesterol just like saturated fats, but they also increase inflammation and lower the good cholesterol that protects us against heart disease. The good news? Many food manufacturers and fast-food chains have removed or reduced trans fat. But it still lurks in many foods – here are 4 foods to watch out for:
1.French Fries: We all know they’re tasty and sometimes irresistible, but health conscious folks know that fast food French fries should be a treat that you enjoy on a rare occasion. A large Cajun fries from Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, for example, still contains 3.5 grams of trans fat. Need a fry fix? Try baked sweet potato fries at home to save on calories and trans fats.2. Margarine Sticks: Not so long ago, margarine was marketed as a healthier alternative to butter because it’s made from vegetable oil instead of dairy or animal products. But for the margarine to maintain its solid form, many brands (especially stick varieties) depend on hydrogenated oils and are high in trans fat and/or saturated fat. Instead, opt for whipped, reduced-fat, or fat-free soft spreads.3. Cake Mixes and Frostings: Even if you find a cake or muffin mix that’s trans fat-free, you could still see the telltale word “shortening” on many ingredients lists, which means there are trace amounts. Look closely for some of the winners out there: Betty Crocker’s home-style fluffy white frosting mix, however, is trans fat-free.4.  Microwave Popcorn: Popcorn in itself is a healthy snack, and a serving of whole grains to boot. But when you pour on the gooey toppings, there’s no telling what you’re really adding. Case in point: Pop Secret- The butter and extra-butter flavors each contain 5 grams of trans fat per serving-about 15 grams per bag!

 Become a savvy shopper and be on the look out for hidden trans fats. Your waistline will thank you for it! For more help with healthy eating, contact the professionals at Plexus Fitness via our website,

Upcoming Events: AprilMarch 31st from 1pm – 5pm: Come by Janssen’s cheese counter to try new and exciting cheeses and cheese condiments. Premier Wine and Spirits will be joining us with fantastic wine pairings.Passover: Starts Friday April 6th – April 14th.Easter: Sunday April 9th – Get your orders in early!SAVE the Date: Mother’s Day brunch on Sunday, May 13, 2012!  Details to follow.

New Year – Healthy Food Ideas

 Holiday New Year – Healthy Food Ideas
Himalayan Salt is considered to be the most pure form of whole salt on the planet. Having never been exposed to impurities, and protected deep within the Himalayans for millions and millions of years. HimalaSalt™ is the purest form of Himalayan salt one can find, created by nature 250 million years ago during a time of pristine environmental integrity and carefully hand selected for the highest quality in color, clarity, and purity. Available in the deli department, also featured in our prepared foods selection. 
HimalaSalt Himalayan Salt Tapas Plates, these 4 x 4 x .5″ shimmering plates make a gorgeous presentation for sushi, savory tapas, grilled meats and seafoods, desserts, cheese, and fruits.  If you do a lot of entertaining, you’re going to want stacks of these – they’re lightweight, simple to use, and only need to be wiped clean with a damp cloth for many, many reuses.

Janssen’s has everything for your New Year’s Party Table. We have Cheese Trays, Shrimp Trays, Sandwich Trays and More…

Call us Today! 302.654.9941


Please visit our website for our full catering menu

Suzanne’s Kitchens – Heavenly Wings in Hell

Suzanne’s Kitchens – Heavenly Wings in Hell

suzannes wing recipe

 5 lbs  Mountaire Chicken Wings or your choice
Salt and Pepper
10 oz. Bottle Hot Sauce
1Jar Heavenly Pepper Jelly in Hell, or your heat choice
1 tsp Salt
2 Tbs Water
Lightly season wings with salt and pepper, bake at 350 for 35-45 minutes. Toss cooked wings in hot sauce. *see tips
While wings are baking: In a separate dish melt pepper jelly in microwave with water and salt (about a minute). Put sauce aside. Preheat grill.
Grill wings to a nice char. Turn flame way down or off. Brush wings with jelly mixture on both side and close grill for just a minute to set the glaze.
 Serves:  6-12
Prep Time:  15 minutes
Cook Time:  1 Hour
Suzanne’s Tips: Make ahead idea: After tossing wings in hot sauce put in fridge for up to 2 days. When it’s party or tailgate time grill and baste in under 15 minutes!



This drink was first served at the legendary Dorchester Hotel, London in 2006; a swanky hang out for the rich & famous where it remains the most popular Champagne cocktail on the menu.

Wild Hibiscus Flower Garnish

¼ oz natural rose water

2/3 oz Wild Hibiscus Syrup – available at Janssens Market



Muddle mint in the champagne flute & discard (squash some leaves around inside the glass)
Place Wild Hibiscus Flower in bottom of glass & stand upright
Add rose water & some bruised torn mint pieces
Top with Champagne
Lastly, pour in the Hibiscus syrup which will graduate from crimson at the bottom to light pink at the top
Tip:pour syrup in first for a layered effect

The flower will sit in the bottom of the champagne flute and slowly open up over 3-4 minutes.
Decadent, divine & oh so classy, a new classic is born!