Who's Counting?

December 26, 2016 in Category: Entertaining

With holiday shopping behind you, and turkeys and hams a distant memory, another year is almost in the books. And while the stroke of midnight on December 31 symbolizes a fresh start, we think it’s equally important to...

Falling Into Chips & Dips

October 17, 2016 in Category: Entertaining

In addition to signaling the arrival of more pumpkin products than you can imagine, fall indicates another season, of sorts: the opening of (a lot of) parties season! Parties, get-togethers, gatherings, celebrations, carouses, bashes, festivities — they happen year round, but seem to exponentially multiply come autumn. And no matter the occasion, no other soirée-snack combination is as ubiquitous (or necessary, in our opinion) as the chip and the dip.

Exposé on Exposed Cakes

April 25, 2016 in Category: Entertaining

The notion of crafting exposed cakes bears the potential to lay bare one’s real baking capabilities. If that is in your bad dream realm; or, rather, you just covet convenience and the achievement of intriguing complexity, we are uncovering an incredible advantage: Trader Joe’s baking mixes.

Consider Us Cupid

February 08, 2016 in Category: Entertaining

As Valentine’s approaches, consider us your Cupid. Drawing from our quiver of comestibles, Joe’s bow is sending nine darts to target the heart—seven you eat, two you won’t. These Valentines will stir up flirtations, curate courtships, kindle the flames… maybe make a little mischief.

Nacho Playbook: Pile It On!

February 01, 2016 in Category: Entertaining

We would argue that the Big Game is just as much about Big Eating as it is about enjoying a great game of football.  But we might be biased. Whether you’re more interested in the action on the field or the action in the kitchen, there is one thing we can all agree upon: nachos are delicious.  So when it comes to Big Game Big Eating, pile it on!

Need some inspiration? Our trio of off-the-beaten-path nacho recipes always earns the extra points. Ready to make your play? Pick and choose products from our Special Teams to strategize an impressive Game Day creation of your very own. Carefully selected, these ingredients can be combined this way, that way, the other way…any way you pile it, you are sure to produce nacho average nachos—guaranteed to impress nacho traditionalists and nacho pioneers alike. 

Go savory. Go sweet. Go pile it on!

Build A Crostini-Rootini Bar

December 27, 2015 in Category: Entertaining

At the peak of entertaining season, when the edibles seem endless, distinguish your fête fare by engaging your eaters in a build-it-yourself Crostini-Rootini Bar. Crostino is Italian for “little crust” and the eponymous appetizer has traditionally been crafted of thin slices of toasted or grilled bread that can be dressed with an assortment of toppings (spreads, toppings, garnishes). While simple in concept – a base with toppings – the possibilities for expressing culinary gumption are glorious!