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  • Trader Joe’s Brussels Sprout Pizza Recipe

    April 13, 2021Van

    Brussels Sprout Pizza, a unique and delicious pizza made with Trader Joe’s Pizza Dough, Brussels Sprouts, along with a few other Trader Joe’s ingredients. Very little prep work, the dough just needs to sit out for about an hour before baking.

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  • Trader Joe’s Corn Casserole Recipe

    April 5, 2021Van

    Corn Casserole, a simple and delicious side dish that will pair well with most meals!   The flavor is sweet & savory, the texture is buttery, moist and tender – it’s really fantastic.  It’s similar to southern spoon bread or Chi Chi’s corn cake – this recipe is a basic starting point, you can customize it…

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  • Ortega Style Steamed Mussels with Wine & Garlic Recipe

    March 13, 2021Van

    Ortega Style Steamed Mussels – something I dream about. My husbands favorite restaurant of all time is Walt’s Wharf in Seal Beach, CA. We had been having date nights there for as long as I can recall. We always started with their steamed clams or mussels—using their housemade sourdough bread to soak up every ounce…

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  • Instant Pot Classic Sandwich Bread Recipe

    February 21, 2021Van

    An easy recipe for Classic Sandwich Bread, it’s light, fluffy and delicious – so much better than anything you can buy at the grocery store! I coverted the well-loved recipe from King Arthur, you shave off half the time from the first rise using the Instant Pot to proof the dough.

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  • Champagne & Strawberry Snow Cocktail Recipe

    February 15, 2021Van

    Just a fun drink made on a whim, we had very thick layer freshly fallen snow and I took advantage of it by making a Champagne & Strawberry Snow Cocktail – it’s an adult slushie!  I was inspired by the snow cocktails Chef José Andrés was making on his Instagram last week.  To make the freeze…

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  • Trader Joe’s No-Bake Belgian Chocolate Icebox Cake Recipe

    February 9, 2021Van

    I’m huge fan of Trader Joe’s Belgian Chocolate Pudding, if you haven’t tried it yet – you’re missing out!  This is an easy, no-bake icebox cake made with chocolate pudding, homemade whipped cream, butter waffle cookies and topped with crushed English Toffee.  The butter waffle cookies soften and become thin cake layers, it’s amazing how…

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  • Trader Joe’s Stadium-Style Chili Cheese Nachos Recipe

    February 7, 2021Van

    Quick and easy stadium-style Chili Cheese Nachos Recipe that you can throw together in about 5 minutes!  Grab everything you need at your local Trader Joe’s  

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  • Fluffy & Creamy Egg Salad Sandwich Recipe

    January 21, 2021Van

    This is a family favorite, fluffy and creamy Egg Salad Sandwiches! I mix the egg yolks and mayo in a stand mixer and it gets really fluffy and smooth. I love that I can customize everyone’s sandwiches with their favorite seasoning, I sprinkle mine with a little bit of togarashi and furikake. Trader Joe’s Everything…

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  • Air Fryer Crab Cakes with Tartar Sauce Recipe

    January 14, 2021Van

    This is a simple and classic recipe for Crab Cakes, you can steam fresh crab and harvest your own crab meat, or look for the lump crab meat in the refrigerated seafood section at your local grocery store or Costco. Enjoy them with tartar sauce and a salad. I use an Instant Omni Plus Oven…

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  • Trader Joe’s Sparkling Giggle Juice Cocktail Recipe

    December 29, 2020Van

    Easy and delicious cocktail made with Moscato, Sparkling Pink Lemonade, Limeade, Vodka and Strawberry Slices. Perfect for a party (or party of 1 LOL), but I’ll be enjoying these on New Years Eve! Find all the ingredients at Trader Joe’s

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