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Easy Trader Joe’s Brunch Recipes for Mom

by Deana Gunn May 8, 2014

A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.” — T. Jordan Or if she has a sweet tooth and is awesome at fractions, she’ll make everyone happy. Either way, I love that quote. Here is a quick roundup […]...

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Three Romantic Words: Chocolate Lava Cake

by Deana Gunn February 11, 2014

Any plans for Valentine’s Day? This year you may want to skip the crowds and reservations and tables of tense couples. Nothing is more romantic than a quiet homemade meal with just the two of you — maybe even something you cook together. Here are a few easy recipes that you can make together leisurely […]...

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Easy, Yet Fabulous, Trader Joe’s Gift Baskets

by Deana Gunn December 11, 2013

Who would like a Trader Joe’s gift basket or care package? Someone you know, of course! Trader Joe’s has an incredible number of holiday items right now and it’s so much fun to put together a gift basket.  There are even cute gift sets of chocolate bars, coffees, and salt scrubs.  Put together a basket […]...

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Thanksgiving, Trader Joe’s Style

by Deana Gunn November 25, 2013

Do you love Thanksgiving, but cringe at the stress leading up to it? The turkey can be relatively effortless – simply stuff with lemon, garlic & herbs, rub the outside with olive oil, and roast to perfection while enjoying a glass of wine and good music. If you’re in charge of cooking the bird, Trader […]...

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Halloween, Trader Joe’s style

by Deana Gunn October 22, 2013

Halloween is right around the corner!  My 11-year old has finished his homemade BMO (“Beemo” from Adventure Time) costume. My 9-year-old daughter is a very lovely Lady Galadriel (Store-bought dress, but we made her crown and pendant from silver polymer clay and silver and gold duct tape.)  I dress up every year too. Last year […]...

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Country Potato Quiche

by Deana Gunn May 26, 2013

Quiche is deliciously easy. However, most people mistake it for something fancy, complicated, and fussy.  It’s not, and it’s especially easy when using shortcuts like frozen pie crust and a ready-made veggie mix to make the filling a snap. Our basic quiche recipe  is perfect for experimenting with your own combo of veggies, meats, mushrooms, […]...

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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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Fig & Prosciutto Roll-Ups

by Wona Miniati December 8, 2012

With holiday season parties in sight, it’s nice to have easy appetizers you can count on.  That’s what we had in mind when we ran our holiday appetizer contest last week, and today we’re sharing one of the winners. Michelle T. sent us this classy and easy appetizer idea.  We loved the contrast of flavors […]...

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