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  • Thanksgiving Leftovers Egg Rolls Recipe

    November 30, 2020Van

    This is now my favorite way to enjoy Thanksgiving leftovers – I think it’s even more delicious than Thanksgiving dinner!  You simply use the leftovers you have and wrap them in an egg roll wrapper and deep fry until they are golden and crispy, serve with cranberry sauce and gravy as the dipping sauces.  Everything…

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  • Aebleskiver Recipe – Round Danish Pancakes

    November 29, 2020Van

    Aebleskiver are a traditional Danish dessert or snack – in Denmark they are eaten most often in the winter time.  These are pretty rare to find in restaurants in the U.S. –  but if you happen to be in California – take a day trip to Solvang, it’s a beautiful and quaint Danish Village just…

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  • Thanksgiving Leftovers Pan-Fried Croquettes Recipe

    November 27, 2020Van

    I’m just crazy over Thanksgiving leftovers, my family enjoys it for the whole weekend! I make amazing soup from the turkey bones, turkey sandwiches, and these delicious croquettes made with a variety of the leftovers. Your mashed potatoes need to be firm enough to hold it’s shape, if they are too wet/runny they won’t work…

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  • EASY Butterscotch French Toast Casserole Recipe

    November 22, 2020Van

    If you’re looking to make a special breakfast or brunch, look no further! This Butterscotch French Toast Casserole is quick and easy to put together and it will seriously impress your guests. It’s made with a rich custard, crusty sourdough bread and a delicious butterscotch sauce – the greatest part is it’s baked in a…

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  • Trader Joe’s No-Bake Vanilla Bean Mini Sheet Cake Recipe Hack

    November 9, 2020Van

    Being an avid baker my whole life, I almost never buy cakes, especially from a grocery store. I kept hearing about Trader Joe’s Chantilly Cream Vanilla Bean Mini Sheet Cake and I had to try it, I’m amazed at how good it is and how much it tastes like it’s homemade. The cake is moist…

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  • Instant Pot Spooky Spider Deviled Eggs Recipe

    October 30, 2020Van

    Fun and spooky Black Widow Spider Deviled Eggs made in the Instant Pot! They are classic delicious deviled eggs with black olive spiders, fukujinzuke for the hourglass and paprika sprinkle for the blood splatter. The perfect festive appetizer for Halloween.   Be sure to click on the accessories list below to get the most out…

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  • Trader Joe’s St. Louis Gooey Butter Cake Recipe

    October 29, 2020Van

    Gooey Butter Cake is a classic American recipe that originated in St. Louis in the 1930’s, over the years it’s transformed into this easy and simplified version using cake mix. There are two layers, the bottom is a chewy, buttery vanilla cake that has caramelized edges and the “gooey” topping is made with cream cheese,…

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  • Instant Pot “KFC” Fried Chicken Japanese Rice Cooker Recipe Hack

    October 10, 2020Van

    If you’re a foodie, you might already know about this Japanese “KFC” Fried Chicken Rice Cooker Hack that went viral last December (Rice Cooker Recipe Here). You simply cook rice with broth and your left over fried chicken in your rice cooker – it was super popular in Japan (where KFC still makes good fried chicken),…

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  • Trader Joe’s Unexpected Cheddar Broccoli Soup Recipe

    October 8, 2020Van

    Trader Joe’s Unexpected Cheddar is one of my favorite cheeses – it tastes like a combo of an aged cheddar and Parmesan – it has a creamy, slightly crumbly texture. If you don’t live near Trader Joe’s, look for Montamoré Cheddar by Sartori at your local markets – it’s the same cheese.  This broccoli cheese soup…

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  • Trader Joe’s Brioche Custard French Toast Recipe

    September 23, 2020Van

    The most delicious French Toast you’ll ever have, made with slices of Trader Joe’s Brioche or Pumpkin Brioche Twist dipped in a rich custard. Since the slices are pretty thick, you want to brown them quickly in a pan with butter then finish them the oven for perfectly cooked French Toast.

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