Cub Foods Bloomin’ Garlic Cheese Bread + {giveaway}

So, I have professed my love for Cub Foods before, right?


It is the main grocery store that I do my shopping at and it helps that they send awesome coupons in the mail.
I don’t think I would have conquered my grocery challenge, if I didn’t shop at Cub Foods.
I don’t think I have ever talked about how awesome their store brand – Essential Everyday – is. ..  I tend to buy the store brand when I can, because it is usually quite a bit cheaper. I was shopping at Cub on Saturday and bought oats (to make some chia peanut butter power bars) and Essential Everyday oats were $1 cheaper than the other brands.  I don’t know about you, but that is a BIG deal for my grocery budget.
And so, when Cub Foods contacted me to do a recipe review for Superbowl Sunday and host a giveaway. .. I couldn’t respond fast enough.
And you guys, this recipe is awesome. And easy. And delicious. And cheesy.


So awesome, in fact, that I took it to a Super bowl party AND made it again the next night to go with leftover chili.


Now, there is nothing too healthy about this recipe –> but it’s all about moderation. . . yup, I know, moderation does not mean eat 2 days in a row. .. but at the Super bowl party, I had to share. Winking smile 


One more fun fact about Cub Foods, kids get a free cookie. . . it’s a win-win. . . a cookie buys me about 1/2 the store of shopping silence and makes the grocery store a much more enjoyable experience for both of us!


Cub Foods Bloomin’ Garlic Cheese Bread

  • 1 (16 ounce) unsliced loaf sourdough bread (I used Rosemary and Olive Oil bread)
  • 1/2 cup Essential Everyday Butter , melted
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 (8 ounce) package Essential Everyday Fancy Shredded Cheddar Melt Blend Cheese
  • Cut loaf of bread lengthwise and then widthwise without cutting through to the bottom crust, creating 1-inch squares. Place bread on a foil-lined baking sheet.
  • In small bowl, combine melted butter, parsley and garlic; salt and pepper to taste. Generously brush butter mixture all over inside and outside of bread. Insert cheese between cuts in bread.
  • Cover with foil and bake in a preheated 350°F oven 15 minutes. Remove foil; continue baking 10-15 minutes or until cheese is melted and golden brown.


Looks amazing, right?


Ok, now that you are drooling all over your keyboard, are you excited for an awesome giveaway?

Cub Foods (AKA the most awesome grocery store ever) has offered to give 2 (two!) lucky R4C readers $20 in Cub Foods gift cards!! Amazing, right?

**Gift cards are good at: Albertsons, Hornbacher’s, Jewel-Osco, Lucky, Shoppers, Shop’n Save, Cub, Shaws Star, Farm Fresh and Acme**

There are 2 ways to enter. Please make sure to leave a separate comment below for each entry.

–> leave a comment below telling me what you would spend your money on at Cub Foods.  

–> Tweet the following with a link back to this post: I want to win an @cubfoods gift card from @runs4cupcakes *insert link*

The contest closes at midnight on February 12th and I’ll announce the winners shortly after. If I don’t hear from the winners within 48 hours, I’ll pick someone new.

Good luck!!!


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49 Responses to Cub Foods Bloomin’ Garlic Cheese Bread + {giveaway}

  1. Giveaway twins! =)
    That bread looks darn delicious!
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  2. I don’t have any of those stores around here, but I just wanted to say that bread looks amazing!
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  3. This is an awesome giveaway!
    I would be excited to check out Cub if I won – we certainly have one in town but I haven’t done much shopping there before!
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  4. Nicole

    I would spend on some yummy stuffed pub burgers! They have the BEST burgers

  5. kendra

    i definitely shop at cub. and use the holiday gas rewards. i would be boring and buy produce – as usual.

  6. Jackie

    I’d love to try their store brand!!!

  7. Chris Schull

    I also shop at Cubs because I think they have great produce – always fresh and the store is CLEAN – that is a big deal to me… Love the $5 coupon if you spend 50 too.

  8. I’d buy some fancy cheese with a gift card. I love fancy cheese. I need to make one of these the next time my girlfriends and I get together.
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  9. Josh Pfeffer

    Now you made me hungry thanks 😉

  10. Elizabeth @ my neon running shoes

    Possibly splurge on a few things to cook for a nice valentines day dinner 🙂

  11. That cheese bread looks amazing! I wouldn’t have much self-control with that stuff in front of me haha. I don’t think I have any of those stores listed near me, which is a bummer 🙁
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  12. sue smith

    Sorry, not a fan of Cub. Other than sale items, groceries are not that cheap. And I don’t like shopping a warehouse. Much rather shop Target or Trader Joe’s.

    • KT

      I love Super Target and TJs too. . . I really like the Cub Brand Everyday Essentials – they seem to be cheaper for most of the things that I buy?

  13. First of all, I love that Luke is loving the package of butter – hahahhaah! As for what I’d spend my money on… eggs – the Jewel-Osco here has Wild Harvest eggs (and peanut butter!) so my gift card would go there 🙂
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  14. Ola B

    I shop at Cub when I visit my parents. I would buy produce and Kemps ice cream (one of the things I miss about MN).

    By the way, I love your blog! It’s nice to see someone happily combining a career as a physician with everything else in life.

    • KT

      oooooh Kemps ice cream – yes please!! Cookies ‘n’ Cream for me!! And thanks for the nice words about the blog!! Happy Friday.

  15. Katie M

    I love the wild harvest branded products that are sold at Cub, so I’d stock up on the animal crackers, salsa, and tortilla chips!

  16. Yay for cub foods!!! I am in serious need of groceries!!!
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  17. I love the variety cub has to offer. They are my go to for jennie-0 meat products!
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  18. Kelsey

    We don’t have a Cub nearby me, but we do have Shaws Star! I always get my Lara bars there- they’re usually a bit expensive but go 10/$10 at Shaws sometimes and I alway stock up!

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  20. I have been shopping at Cub so much more since HLS13! I can’t get enough of the Wild Harvest Animal Crackers… YUM!
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  21. RJ

    While shopping at Cub, I’d buy some fresh fruits and veggies. We are still working on our New Year’s resolution to become healthier by losing weight…

  22. Carolsue

    I would get some great NY steaks

  23. Amy

    I am totally like your husband and LOVE mt cereal! Have you tried the mother’s best brands? so good!

  24. Ooh, a tough question! I’d probably buy coffee and tea!

  25. D Schmidt

    I would spend the money on some new cheese varieties to try!