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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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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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Roasted Cauliflower with Olives

by Wona Miniati December 17, 2012

So simple, and so incredibly delicious.  Roasting at high heat brings out the natural sweetness in cauliflower, and the sweetness is balanced by salty Kalamata olives.  A great rustic dish that’s equally good as an appetizer or side. I remember hating cauliflower as a kid because the school cafeteria always boiled the life out of […]...

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French Comfort Food: Tartiflette made using Trader Joe’s

by CelinesCuisine March 23, 2012

Tartiflette is a modern French dish based on the traditional gratin made with potatoes and melted cheese.  If you’re looking for warm comfort food to enjoy on chilly evenings, look no further than this inexpensive and satisfying one-pot meal.  This dish is from the Haute-Savoie  French Alps Valley and  is a simple and hearty combination […]...

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Kale Chips

by Wona Miniati December 7, 2011

Kale chips are one of my all-time favorite homemade snacks. People often say they’re uber healthy cousins to potato chips. I think they’re closer to roasted seaweed, as they’re ultra light and crisp. I make big batches of kale chips whenever I can and keep them handy for round-the-clock snacking....

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Chill-Out Chili (and Gluten-Free Tips) from Blogger Denise Mack

by Deana Gunn June 29, 2011

It seems that more and more people are going gluten-free these days – either discovering a gluten allergy or intolerance, or just finding that being gluten-free simply suits them better.  Meet Denise Mack, wedding photojournalist, mommy blogger, and avid gluten-free cook.  Denise went gluten-free after years of struggling with digestive issues and extreme fatigue. After […]...

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Wasabi Arugula Pesto

by Deana Gunn June 13, 2011

Have you seen this new item at Trader Joe’s?  Wasabi Arugula.  The captain at my local store pointed it out to me recently and I gave it a try.  This arugula hybrid has all the wonderful peppery flavor of arugula with a little extra kick.  It would be perfect in a roast beef sandwich, or […]...

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Oven Roasted Baby Potatoes

by Deana Gunn June 2, 2011

This weekend my family and I had lunch at our friends’ home.  We were treated to a huge spread of food, including some oven roasted potatoes, something I haven’t made in a while.   Their recipe for roasting potatoes (using garlic, rosemary, olive oil, salt, and pepper) was pretty much how I do it too, and […]...

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