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Easy Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

by Deana Gunn September 23, 2013

  This recipe may win the award for Laziest Strawberry Shortcake. Stop by Trader Joe’s, pick up a can of refrigerated biscuits, strawberries, a canister of whipped cream, some sugar if you don’t already have some, and you’re set for tonight’s dessert. It might be embarrassingly easy, but it’s good and it’s a fun one […]...

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Pina Colada Freeze (Dairy-Free Soft Ice Cream)

by Deana Gunn August 30, 2013

Drift away to a tropical paradise with this delicious frozen treat… and you’ll have plenty of time to spend in paradise once you get there because this recipe takes just a few minutes! You don’t need an ice cream maker to make ice cream at home –...

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Shortcut Berry Cobbler

by Deana Gunn April 25, 2013

Forget about mixing up any dough. This easy cobbler recipe uses canned biscuits that bake up buttery and golden, a wonderful contrast to the sweet and tangy berries.  You can find canned biscuits at Trader Joe’s (and most other grocers) in the refrigerated section. The great thing about this cobbler is that it’s an absolute […]...

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Baklava with Trader Joe’s Phyllo Dough

by Deana Gunn March 13, 2013

Since the moment I saw phyllo dough in the freezer section at Trader Joe’s, I’ve had one thing on my mind: baklava. Crisp, flaky layers of super-thin phyllo dough, filled with sweetened chopped walnuts and drizzled with a honey syrup – yum!  Want to look like a master chef as you impress your family, friends, […]...

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Chocolate Covered Strawberries

by Wona Miniati February 11, 2013

Is there anything that says Valentine’s Day quite like chocolate-covered strawberries? Fresh luscious berries covered in rich chocolate – who wouldn’t love to receive a tray of these?! They’re great for any special occasion, but I always think of them on Valentine’s Day. Chocolate covered strawberries sound and look oh-so-fancy, but the truth is that […]...

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Kings Cake Recipe – Galette Des Rois

by CelinesCuisine January 22, 2013

What’s served all over France during the month of January and hides a treasure inside?  A delicious and rich cake that’s easy to make with a few ingredients including Trader Joe’s ready-to-use almond meal and frozen puff pastry....

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No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake

by Wona Miniati November 19, 2012

If you’re looking for a twist on the traditional pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving, try this quick, easy, and light pumpkin cheesecake.  It’s a great no-bake option for those who don’t have double ovens at their disposal. We start with gingersnap cookies for the crust.  Trader Joe’s has both regular gingersnaps (their Triple Ginger cookies – […]...

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4th of July Favorite: Strawberry Shortcake!

by SusanGreeley July 2, 2012

The Fourth of July has been one of my favorite holidays since I was a little girl growing up in a small town that made a big event of our nation’s birthday. In my  Midwestern hometown, it was truly a day of “Americana,” and I always loved it. The day kicked off with a four-mile […]...

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