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End of Summer Cocktails

by Deana Gunn September 6, 2013

Now that the kids are back in school this week, it’s starting to feel like summer is drawing to a close. However, the weather here in Southern California disagrees. It seems like this week was the hottest week of the summer in the San Diego area, even here on the coast. It got me thinking […]...

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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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Chia Energy Drink Recipe (Chia Fresca)

by Deana Gunn August 10, 2012

I was wondering when Trader Joe’s was going to start carrying chia seeds, and here they are!  I’ve been buying chia seeds on and off for years (even longer than that if you count Chia Pets.  Ch-ch-ch-chia!), but I didn’t fall in love with them until I read “Born to Run” and came up with […]...

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Tropical Cocktail

by CelinesCuisine February 24, 2012

Mixing juices, beverages, teas, and various liqueurs is always fun. It’s like being in a chemistry classroom. Sometimes being creative with only what you have handy in the pantry or fridge can give great surprises!  One evening a friend and her husband stopped by for an impromptu quick dinner, and we discovered a fabulous drink […]...

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Ring in the New Year with Prosecco

by Deana Gunn December 29, 2010

It’s been another fun and wild year, complete with a new Trader Joe’s cookbook (hooray, our third!) and the launch of our new recipe website.   This year, my New Year’s Eve celebrations will include popping the corks on a couple of bottles of Prosecco.  Prosecco is an Italian dry sparkling wine, and the Zonin […]...

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Pomegranate Cocktail and 10 Best Wine Deals at Trader Joe’s

by admin December 29, 2009

Holidays are a great time for festive cocktails like this one.  Pomegranate seeds make a colorful and edible garnish that dance to the top of each glass. For a non-alcoholic version, use mineral water (plain or lemon-flavored) instead of champagne.  Or, use straight sparkling pomegranate juice garnished with pomegranate seeds.  It’s a great option for […]...

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Low-Fat Wide Awake Coffee Shake

by admin October 13, 2009

I love the taste of coffee.  Recently, I decided to make a low-fat version of a thick tasty coffee shake using Trader Joe’s Nonfat Plain Frozen Yogurt.  Wait, it gets better! For some added sweet crunch and bursts of coffee and chocolate flavor, I tossed some chocolate covered espresso beans into the blender.  I love […]...

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