Dig In | Entertaining


Artichokes: Bouquet to Banquet

April 08, 2015 in Product Stories

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 Holidays and Gatherings

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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How To Avoid An Abominable Cheese Platter

December 15, 2014 in How-Tos

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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