December holds many opportunities for celebration. Which wines are party-worthy? Here are five we’ve chosen (there are many more on our shelves). We think each one of these wines is worthy to share—whether entertaining in your home among family and friends, or presenting with a bow at your neighbor’s doorstep. We’ve also paired these wines with five diverse cheeses in hopes that as this year comes to a close, Trader Joe’s can help you create a few more occasions worthy of remembrance…
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.
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.
A rose (rohz) is a flower. Rosé (row-ZAY), a wine. The accent aigu over “e” is your cue. Roses are red, white, yellow… Rosés are pink—or some variant, thereof. This spectrum of salmon-shades results when wine makers limit the length of time grapes skins soak in fermenting grape juice. Less time = lighter wine. A rosé is born! But it’s not only about pronunciation and color. Rosés—crafted from the same grape varieties as regular reds—have...
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!
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!
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