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Sales, Menus & Recipes: High Altitude Cooking

27 June 2019  

Some cooking requires adjustments for high altitude.

Most cooks living at high altitude know that over 3500 feet some adjustments must be made to recipes when baking. Cakes especially may require tweaking baking time and or amounts of some ingredients. 

But did you know that candy making may also require adjustment. If making a sugar syrup type candy like nut brittle or butter crunch your recipe will say something like  “Cook until the temperature reaches 300º F.” But if you live at 5000 ft, and you follow those directions, your candy will be seriously overcooked.

Most recipes are tested at close to sea level. Due to reduced air pressure, for every 1000 ft above sea level, the boiling point of water goes down two degrees Fahrenheit. 

To adjust the temperature for making hard candies like brittles or for making candied fruit or peel, you need to use a candy thermometer. Taking the temperature from the recipe as your target temperature, you will need to reduce that target by 1º F for every 500 feet of altitude. For example, if the recipe says “cook to 300º F and you live at 5000 ft., you will need to reduce your target temperature to 290º F. 

Why not try this out with some Almond Butter Crunch on Saturday, June 29, which is National Almond Butter Crunch Day.

Special Sales this Week

Fry’s—There are many Digital Coupons, Marie Callander’s Frozen Dinners or Bowls $1.49/each and 8 oz. Philadelphia Cream Cheese, $1.29/each. Earn 2 Extra Fuel points for every $1 you spend on Produce, Floral, Meat, Seafood, Deli and Bakery.

Safeway—Three Day Sale, Fri-Sat-Sun. Boneless New York Steaks, $5/lb, Whole Rotisserie Chicken $5/each.  Clip or Click Coupons, Classic Pickles, Mezetta Peppers or Bush’s Baked Beans—$1.88/each

Sprouts—72 Hr Sale, Fri-Sat-Sun, Grass Fed Ground Beef $3.99/lb, Hebrew National Uncured Beef Frankfurters BOGO. 35% off Organic Ice Creams and Frozen Novelties.

Special Days This Week

Wednesday, 6/26Coconut Day
Thursday, 6/27Ice Cream Cake Day
Saturday, 6/29Almond Butter Crunch Day
Monday, 7/1Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day

And Heads Up

Wednesday, July 3 will be Senior Citizen’s Day at Safeway and Fry’s - !0% off!
Thursday July 4 is Barbecued Spareribs Day

Featured Dishes

Meats and Mains

Grilled Steaks
Chicken Curry
Pork Loin on the Grill
Barbecue Ribs

Salads and Sides

Grilled Corn on the Cob
Coconut Rice
Grilled Potato Wedges
Corn and Avocado Salad
Spinach and  Strawberry Salad


Coconut Cream Pie
Almond Butter Crunch
Ice Cream Cake
Bakery Pies

Videos and Recipes

Quick and Easy Chicken Curry

Pork Loin on the Grill

Coconut Rice

Especially good with Thai food or any curry.

Grilled Potato Wedges

Make sure your potatoes are boiled just till barely soft. If they are too well done they will not stand up to the marinating and grilling.

Avocado Corn Salad

Spinach and Strawberry Salad

Oreo Ice Cream Cake

No bake.

Almond Butter Crunch

Coconut Cream Pie

Items On Sale


Steaks—$4.77/lb @Safeway, Rib Eye, T-Bone, New York.. $5.99/lb @Sprouts, T-Bone.. $5.97/lb @Fry’s, Rib Eye
Pork Loin—$1.79/lb @Fry’s. 
Pork Ribs—$1.47/lb @Fry’s, Spareribs, whole in bag.. $1.77/lb @Safeway, Back or St Louis.. $2.99/lb @Sprouts, Back or St Louis. 
Chicken Breast BS—$1.47/lb @Safeway, Service Counter. $3.99/lb @Sprouts, Tenders or thighs. $5.99/lb @Fry’s, Simple Truth

Fruits and Vegetables

Red Cherries—$.87/lb @Fry’s. $.98/lb @Sprouts.
Ranier Cherries—$3.99/lb @Safeway
Grapes—$1.98/lb @Sprouts, red, green, black, (O) $.77/lb @Fry’s, red.
Blueberries, Raspberries, Blackberries—6 oz pkg—BOG2 @Safeway
Blueberries—$2.50/box @Fry.s, (O).
Watermelons—Personal-$.88/each @Safeway
Yellow Peaches or Nectarines—$.77/lb @Sprouts
Mangoes—$1.25/each @Fry’s
Pineapples—$2.50/each @Safeway
Asparagus—$1.99/lb @Fry’s. $1.98/lb @Sprouts
Sweet Corn—$1/8 ears @Sprouts, 72 hr sale. $2/5 ears @Fry’s
Potatoes, Red or Gold—$.50/lb @Sprouts
Potatoes, Russet—$.99/lb @Safeway
Broccoli—$.99/lb @Safeway
Iceberg Lettuce—$.99/head @Safeway
Bell Peppers—$.99/lb @Safeway, red, orange, yellow. $.34/each @Sprouts, green.
Tomatoes—$.87/lb @Fry’s, on-the-vine. $.98/lb @Sprouts, hothouse. $.99/lb @Safeway, lg slicing.

Other Good Deals

At Sprouts—Napa Valley Naturals, olive oil and vinegars 35% off.
Dried Fruits in bulk—25% off

At Fry’s—Gatorade and Propel—$.59/each if you buy 10
Doritos or Frito Lay $1.69/bag if you buy 3

At Safeway—$1.67/each when you buy (Mix or Match—Large Size General Mills Cereal or Nature Valley Protein Bars (5 pk) or Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks.
12 packs ofCoke, Pepsi, 7-up, or 24 pack Dasani water, 4 for $10