Sam's Club® Announces "Spring Taste of Sam's Club" Weekend

National Sampling Event Celebrates Spring Entertaining Season and Launch of New Cookbook

Apr 06, 2011, 11:02 ET from Sam's Club

BENTONVILLE, Ark., April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- From Easter dinner and outdoor grilling to bridal showers and graduation, springtime celebrations are just around the corner. To make shopping and party planning simple and less stressful, Sam's Club is inviting Members and non-Members alike to a national "Spring Taste of Sam's Club" sampling event from April 15 to 17.  This complimentary tasting weekend will showcase gourmet finds and crowd favorites at locations nationwide from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. With an array of delicious items available to try, families can get a head start on seasonal dishes and creative cooking.  

Simple Spring Entertaining with New Sam's Club Cookbook

The Spring Taste of Sam's Club event also serves as the official launch of a new Sam's Club cookbook, Fresh, Fast and Fabulous, featuring recipes from renowned barbecue chefs Rod Gray and Troy Black, as well as Sam's Club Members. Fresh, Fast and Fabulous is full of delicious dishes that can be incorporated into party menus or dinnertime routines, including Hawaiian Nachos, Bacon and Bleu Cheese Burgers and Mustard-Thyme Crusted Rack of Lamb. A selection of recipes from the cookbook will be sampled during the event. Each club will have 800 cookbooks available plus a free copy to be given to every new Member.

Download Your Next Dinner

A free e-book version of the Fresh, Fast and Fabulous cookbook will be available on Facebook April 15 to 17. Visitors who "like" the Sam's Club Facebook page during this special weekend can download the complete collection of recipes at

Try Your Own Taste of Spring

This recipe for Citrus Chipotle Sauce from grilling guru Troy Black is just one way to treat your taste buds with seasonal ideas from Fresh, Fast and Fabulous.  Try it tonight to add some spice to your family dinner.

Citrus Chipotle Sauce


1 tablespoon vegetable oil

1/2 cup chopped onions

2 teaspoons garlic, minced

1/2 cup sugar

1/4 cup lemon juice

1 cup orange juice

1/4 cup lime juice

1/4 cup prepared barbecue sauce

1/2 tablespoon chopped canned chipotle chilies

Instructions: Saute onions and garlic in oil for 10 minutes in medium pot. Add sugar, lemon, orange and lime juice.  Cook over medium heat for 15 minutes.  Add barbecue sauce and chipotle chilies. Cook on low for 5 minutes more.  When cool enough, puree in blender.  Serve over grilled chicken or pork chops.

"This tasting event and our cookbook are fun ways the whole family can try new foods, from premium cuts of meat and fresh fruit to summer desserts," said Corbett Jennings, vice president of Membership, Sam's Club. "Spring Taste of Sam's Club is a time when we welcome everyone to visit and see the vast variety of options we have for enjoying the season."

During the three-day weekend, non-Members can take advantage of warm-weather finds and Club exclusives without a service fee on any purchase. Shoppers will have access to entertaining essentials including restaurant-quality seafood, meat, poultry, produce and beverages as well as outdoor dining solutions like grills and patio furniture.

About Sam's Club

Sam's Club, a division of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT), is the nation's eighth largest retailer and a leading membership warehouse club offering superior products and services to more than 47 million Members in clubs across the U.S., as well as in Brazil, China and Mexico. Members save an average of 30 percent over traditional retailers. To learn more about Savings Made Simple(SM), visit, and look for Sam's Club on Twitter and Facebook.

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