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Nacho Playbook: Pile It On!

February 01, 2016 in 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!

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Build A Crostini-Rootini Bar

December 27, 2015 in 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!  

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Artichokes: Bouquet to Banquet

April 08, 2015 in Entertaining

BEHOLD –– The prickly thistle that Zeus is rumored to have wrought from a scorned lover. The globe upon which Henry the VIII and Catherine de Medici famously gorged. The flowering vegetable that propelled Marilyn Monroe’s career to new heights. The ancient. The green. The enchanting

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Fancy Brunch Bites

March 18, 2015 in Entertaining

In 1895, Guy Beringer put brunch on the map when he published “Brunch: A Plea” in the British periodical “Hunters Weekly.” In his overture to this breakfast-meets-lunch meal, the tone was set: “Brunch is cheerful, sociable and inciting. It is talk-compelling. It puts you in a good temper, it makes you satisfied with yourself and your fellow beings, it sweeps away the worries and cobwebs of the week.” A century later, brunch is as liberating and invigorating as ever.  To gear up for Spring – high brunching season – we put our culinary whimsy to work, taking three Trader Joe’s tried-and-true – Polenta, Buttermilk Biscuits & Trader Potato Tots – and transforming them each into single-serving, “fancy” muffinized brunch bites. They’re naturally “cheerful, sociable and inciting,” naturally.

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Guide To Avoiding Abominable Cheese Platters

December 15, 2014 in Guides

Learn how to turn your cheese platters from monstrous to marvelous in three easy steps! Step 1: Don't Overdo It. Too many cheese varieties will overwhelm your palate and your guests

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