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  • Disneyland’s Pineapple Dole Whip Recipe

    May 5, 2021Van

    If you’ve ever visited Disneyland, you’ve surely enjoyed one of the best frozen desserts on earth. Yes, I’m talking about the Dole Whip! Each time I’d head over to The Tiki Room, I’d hope for a line—that way I could finish my Dole Whip in the amazing atmosphere that is Adventureland. Dole Pineapple took over sponsorship…

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  • Mini Ice Cream Cone Meringue Cookies Recipe

    April 26, 2021Van

    A classic meringue cookie recipe, taken to the next level by turning them into adorable Mini Ice Cream Cone Meringue Cookies. They are light, airy, sweet, crispy cookies – you can make the very basic ones that are flavored with vanilla extract or use Lorann Candy Oils for other flavors like strawberry, watermelon, raspberry or…

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  • Salted Honey Rice Krispie Treats Recipe

    April 24, 2021Van

    My daughter’s softball team is called the Honey Bees, so I thought it would be fun to make cute rice krispie treats for their snack packs. I wanted to incorporated real honey into the recipe, but adding too much would make them sticky, so 2 Tablespoons will gives these a slight honey flavor and the…

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  • Mocha Frappuccino Recipe using Trader Joe’s Instant Cold Brew Coffee

    April 21, 2021Van

    Super easy recipe for a Mocha Frappuccino using Trader Joe’s Instant Cold Brew Coffee and Midnight Moo Chocolate Syrup – have a delicious pick-me-up drink ready in 3 minutes! This recipe makes an XL frappe, so feel free to cut the recipe in half.

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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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