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Savor Summer with Cub

We’re devoting this summer to foolproof grilling, easy entertaining, and maximum chill. Find fresh ingredients, seasonal essentials, and great inspirations for summer fun in stores and online at Cub.

Charcuterie On the Go

These grownup take-on-the-go snack packs are a feast for the eyes at every angle, and a treat no matter where you start.

Tip Your Hat

To the Twins and the Twin Cities

Say hello to the 10 most Minnesota snacks to ever be served in a Twins helmet, then take a page out of our playbook and celebrate baseball season with a bite of statewide pride

summer sizzle

Summer Grilling with Cub

Make Cub your grilling headquarters! Cub has everything you need for summer cookouts and picnics. Stop by the meat counter for ready-to-grill pub burgers and brats or choose from a variety of pre-seasoned or pre-marinated chicken, ribs, steaks and more.

Spiralized Hot Dogs

Montreal Steakhouse Burger

Salsa Crunch Burger

Grilled Korean Ribeye Lettuce Wraps

Grilled Salmon Foil Packs with Tomatoes, Chickpeas and Zhug

Adventures in Grilling

6 creative ideas that will impress everyone you know!

Brew Pub Pizza

Heat your grill to 400°F and grill your pizza for 18–22 minutes, or until the cheese is golden brown.

Little Potato

Follow the directions on the package. Add two tablespoons oil, half the seasoning pack, and stir. Grill, uncovered, for 30 minutes,


Prepare grill for medium heat. Cut romaine in half lengthwise. Generously brush with olive oil. Place cut side-down and grill, covered, 5 minutes.

Cookie Dough

Place a pizza stone on the grill and heat to 375°F. Add dough to the pizza stone. Close lid and grill over indirect heat for 12–15 minutes.

Pound Cake

If using frozen pound cake, thaw first. Slice into ½-inch slices and lightly coat both sides with cooking spray. Grill over medium heat, 1–2 minutes per side, or until lightly browned.

Macaroni & Cheese

Thaw in fridge. Heat gas grill on low. Leave on mac lid, place in center and close. Grill 30 minutes. Remove from grill, remove mac lid, and stir. Grill, lid closed, another 15 minutes.

no-bake desserts

No-Bake Desserts for Lazy Days

Keep your cool this summer and whip up one of our easy bakes without turning on the oven.

Turtle S’more Cheesecake Minis

OREO Triple Layer Chocolate Pie

RITZ PB-Marshmallow Cookies

Strawberry Shortcake Squares

Any Cereal Bar Cones

Easy Freezy

The cool, the creamy, and the sweet element of surprise

They say it’s what's on the inside that matters most, but when it comes to ice cream sandwiches, what you put on the outside matters a whole lot. Case in point: DIY ice cream sandwiches.

Start your sandwich with your favorite flavor of Kemps

Then pick your sandwich exterior and fixings


Summer doesn’t officially start until you’ve made your first s’more. So grab your sticks and get to it.

Up the ante with a buffet of chocolatey, peanut buttery, and ooey-gooey options and you’ll likely find yourself wondering, “why didn’t I think of this sooner?!” The classic Hershey’s bar-graham-cracker-marshmallow combo will never grow old, but wait until you see peoples’ faces light up when you give them an array of options. There’s something about seeing Kit Kats, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Rolos, and Hershey’s specialty bars all laid out that makes everyone feel like a kid again. And really, isn’t that what summer’s all about?

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easy entertaining

Host with the Most

Gather your favorite folks and host them, hassle-free, with these simple ideas! Picnics, parties, and happy hours are no sweat when you platter crackers and cheese with a spirited spin or keep it cool with chilled salads.

Such Great Heights

Beauty is in the eye of the arranger, and here even inexpensive filler flowers feel luxe.

Level up your table by focusing on three to four kinds of flowers and using small vases or jars (capers, diced pimientos, and baby food jars work especially well!) to vary their heights. The secret to achieving a look you love is to focus on one large flower in your favorite color. From there, bring in smaller buds of contrasting colors to make the whole arrangement sing.

Best Served Cold

Nothing hits like a cold one. We’re talking summer sides, of course. Whether you’re pairing with something hot off the grill, or packing for a picnic, these colorful stunners deliver chilled freshness by the forkful.

Coconut-Curry Carrot Salad

Summer Corn Salad

Broccoli Apple Salad

Cucumber Salad

Party on a Plate

From Cheetos to Doritos and pitas to pretzels, we’re here to prove that anything can be a nacho if you believe it can. And where there are nachos, there’s sure to be a party. They’re the ultimate get everything—and everyone—together food

Doritos Buffalo Chicken Nachos

Cheetos Flamin’ Hot Korean Nachos

Mediterranean Pita Chip Nachos

Banana Split Nachos

Chex Appeal

Is it even a party without Chex Mix? Create the salty or sweet snack mix of your dreams when you follow one of our six recipes.

Queso Taco Chex Party Mix

Beach Ball Party Mix

Nutella Muddy Buddies

Lucky Charms Muddy Buddies

S'mores Chex Mix

Loaded Peanut Butter Chex Mix

Sauce, Dip, and Slather

Summer is only as delicious as all the extras.

A burger without a swipe of something? How boring. A plain hot dog? We’ll pass, thanks. But when you’ve got a solid lineup of saucy options, a whole world of yum opens up. Welcome to the condiment aisle, where things get delicious.

snappy snacking

Simple Summer Snacks

These apps and snack ideas only look like they took loads of time and effort. With the right mix of fun and fresh ingredients on hand, making big flavor happen on short notice is no sweat.

Go Pro Bites

Summer Thyme Bites

Bacon Cheesburger Bites

Picnic-in-the-Park Bites

Cuban Bites

summer sips

Refreshing Cocktails & Coffee Bars

When the sun is beating down, nothing hits quite like an ice-cold drink. All the better if it’s got some fizz and a bit of booze.

Tangerine Ginger Spritzer

White Wine Spritzer

Rosé Spritzer

Hugo Spritz

Keep Your Cool

Be Your Own Barista

Hot days call for cold brew. Whether you just woke up or are trying to stay awake, we have three iced coffee drinks designed to bring the fun and beat the heat.

Oat Milk Shakerato

Black and White Cold Brew

Summer Tonic

Fluffiest Pancakes Ever

Use the last few swigs of your old Sanpellegrino to take packaged pancake mix to great new heights. Literally! When you swap out flat water (like it calls for on the box) for Sanpellegrino, it introduces bubbles that expand as they’re heated, leaving you with the lightest, fluffiest pancakes you’ve ever had outside a diner. Pair your pile of pancakes with a tall glass of Sanpellegrino from a new bottle and this whole process will repeat itself.

Summer Magazine

Chill out this summer and discover 50+ ways to make summer delicious without ever turning on the oven. Read it online or pick up your FREE copy in store next to the weekly ad.