• 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…

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  • Trader Joe’s Smoked Salmon & Cucumber Bites Recipe

    March 25, 2021Van

    A quick and simple snack or appetizer that’s ready in about 10 mins – Smoked Salmon & Cucumber Bites. I used Everything But the Bagel seasoned Smoke Salmon and Trader Joe’s Onion + Chive Cream Cheese Spread, super delicious!

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  • How to make Madeleines with Trader Joe’s Vanilla Cake Mix

    March 18, 2021Van

    This is a quick and simple way to make Madeleines (petite French butter cakes) using Trader Joe’s Vanilla Cake Mix. The flavor and texture are quite nice, especially for a madeleine batter that’s ready in 5 minutes – they are…

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  • Trader Joe’s EASY Banana Pudding Recipe

    March 15, 2021Van

    This is an easy (cheater) method of making Banana Pudding using Trader Joe’s new Organic Banana Fruit Spread + Greek Yogurt.  The prep time is under 10 minutes, it just needs to sit in the fridge for a few hours…

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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…

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  • Trader Joe’s Hawaiian Beef Teriyaki Plate Lunch Recipe

    March 5, 2021Van

    The Hawaiian Plate Lunch has been making people happy since the late 1800’s. A hearty “island style” presentation of the Japanese Bento Box designed to feed hungry pineapple and sugar plantation workers—but proved too irresistible for the rest of us.…

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  • Trader Joe’s Tofu Poke Bowl Vegan Recipe

    March 2, 2021Van

    I make poke bowls once a week and usually use sushi-grade salmon or tuna, but I’ve started to make it with extra firm tofu as well and I was in shock at how popular this dish has become in my…

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  • Matcha Mochi Waffles Recipe

    February 28, 2021Van

    I love matcha + mochi so these Matcha Mochi Waffles are the perfect treat! The waffles are bouncy, chewy & the matcha flavor is very prominent. I topped it with vanilla ice cream, a sprinkle of matcha powder, blackberries &…

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  • Japanese Beef Bowl – Gyudon Recipe

    February 26, 2021Van

    This is a quick and simple meal that my family loves!  It’s a Yoshinoya-style Japanese Beef Bowl (Gyudon) – extra thin shaved beef steak is simmered in a delicious sauce and served over rice.  Trader Joe’s carries packages of shaved…

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  • Trader Joe’s Mochi Brownies Recipe

    February 21, 2021Van

    If you have few boxes of Trader Joe’s Mochi Cake Mix laying around and want to try something different, these Mochi Brownies are it! Very rich chocolate flavor and the texture is a mix of your standard brownie + chewy…

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