Category: Food + Drink

Corn Cookies

Corn Cookies probably don’t sound all that appealing, and I’ll admit that when I first heard that Trader Joe’s created a Corn Cookie mix, I was skeptical. But when I played around with cornmeal in my cookie dough, the outcome was these ridiculously chewy, buttery, delicious cookies that land somewhere between sweet honey cornbread and a chewy sugar cookie. Make these. You’ll thank me later.

Fruit Salad With Mint Dressing

Let’s be honest, fruit salad is boring. Most of the time, it’s not even salad… it’s just chopped up fruit thrown in a bowl. So when my dad visited for Father’s Day a few years ago and said he was cutting back carbs and requested a fruit salad with his Father’s Day brunch, I wanted to find a way to zhuzh it up a little. What I came up with was this sweet, citrusy, minty dressing that took my fruit salad from a sad salad to an exciting side.

Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls

I don’t know who needs to hear this, but you can absolutely have apple pie for breakfast. My Apple Pie Cinnamon Roll is the love child of one of my favorite desserts and a favorite breakfast treat. It’s one part fluffy cinnamon roll, one part Dutch apple pie, and all mouthwateringly delicious.

Berry Shortcake

Berry shortcake is the unsung hero of summer desserts. I know they sell pre-packaged sponges for this dessert, and maybe it’s because drop biscuits slathered in butter and honey were a dinner-time staple growing up, but I’ve always preferred a biscuit-based shortcake to the store-bought cakes. This recipe is the perfect biscuit for the dessert you’ll want to enjoy all berry season long.

Elote Couscous

Not too long ago Trader Joe’s came out with another pretty incredible seasoning blend: Everything But The Elote Seasoning Blend. We had recently gotten really into couscous, so when I saw it on the new products shelf, I knew exactly what I wanted to make with it. This recipe takes only a matter of minutes and is full of citrusy, salty, chili goodness.

Tequila Lime Chicken

Cilantro, lime, and tequila combine to make a magical marinade for the easiest ever chicken dinner. How easy? Toss everything in a bag and let the chicken soak up the flavor while you mix up a margarita and kick back… I mean, the tequila’s already out, right?

Cheddar Pepper Biscuits

We all have one thing in common: we all love carbs… we all love warm, cheesy carbs, and this easy cheesy biscuit recipe is exactly that: a peppery baking powder biscuit with melty cheese folded in its layers. Enter Cheddar Pepper Biscuits.

Summer Sunset Cocktail

This cocktail gently whispers¬†“summer” to me. It’s a little sweet, herbaceous, has a nice bite of ginger, and is gently bubbly. It’s the color of a summer dusk, and it’s so refreshing on a hot day.

Blueberry Crumb Muffins

These are without a doubt the BEST blueberry muffins. They’re easy to whip up, not too sweet, full of plump berries, and have a deliciously buttery, cinnamony crumble topping. They’re healthy (maybe?), so slather them with salted butter, pour a cup of coffee, and enjoy.