Our Favorite Trader Joes Fall Finds

September 24, 2019


Ladies and Gentlemen, Fall has officially hit the ground running! How do we know this? Well besides the sudden explosion of sweaters and scarves in our closets, it has recently come to our attention that Trader Joes has released their iconic collection of fall flavored treats. You heard it here first folks! 

So naturally, we sent one of our janesters over to scope out this years’ selection and give you the quick and easy guide to the yummiest of treats our friends at Trader Joes has to offer. You know… just in case you need another excuse to cozy up at home and binge on pumpkin spice and maple goodness. 


8 Awesome Father’s Day Recipes

June 1, 2017

This Father’s Day, win him over with a delicious recipe that’s sure to make the usual fare pale in comparison. Whether he gets all fired up over the grill or has a serious sweet tooth, he’ll love these mouth-watering dishes—and you’ll love flexing your culinary muscles in his honor. Check out these Father’s Day recipes below!

1. S’mores Stacks

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Who needs to go camping to enjoy s’mores? All you need to prep these crazy-good pancakes are graham cracker crumbs, mini marshmallows, and hot fudge. You could whip up the pancakes from scratch, but don’t feel guilty about dressing up the frozen variety in a pinch.

2. Grilled Buttermilk Chicken

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If dad doesn’t mind a little heat, this seriously flavorful chicken dish will spice up his special day thanks to the addition of paprika, salt, and black pepper. Add a side of rosemary potatoes and you’ve got the perfect meal for a meat-and-potatoes kind of dad.

3. Beer and Cheddar Soup

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Sure, he loves a cold one—but that’s so predictable, don’t you think? Surprise him with a bowl of this rich soup, instead. It’s got everything he loves: cheese, bacon, beer, and some tasty seasonings to bring it all together. Did we mention the bacon and beer?

4. Banana Split Lasagna

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Yes, it’s OMG-worthy—and it’s also no-bake, easy to prepare, and fun for the entire family. The beauty of this “lasagna” is that it can be customized with his favorite fruits and toppings for a truly unforgettable dessert.

5. Spring Vegetable Flatbread Pizza

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For the vegetarian dad who prefers celery to chicken and tomatoes over tacos, this flatbread pizza is sure to be a smash surprise. It’s loaded with green goodness, from unexpected peas and asparagus to pops of deeply flavorful pesto and mint.

6. Wild Blueberry Protein Smoothie

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Is dad more of a workout fanatic? He’ll love the thought you put into concocting this protein-packed smoothie, which is designed to energize his workout and satiate his appetite first thing in the AM. Feel free to garnish with his favorite nuts for an attractive finishing touch.

7. Savory French Toast BLT

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Speaking of breakfast, who doesn’t love waking up to the smell of something delicious in the kitchen? This open-faced sandwich ought to do the job—it’s piled high with crispy bacon and finished with chives.

8. Mushroom, Leek, and Fontina Frittata

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The frittata is one of those reliable dishes that is absolutely perfect at any time of the day. If you’re hosting brunch at home, this is practically a must—but he’d also love it for breakfast or a mid-day snack. Basically…anytime is frittata time.

When you’re done making these Father’s Day recipes, be sure to give him a gift he’ll love.

8 Incredible Mother’s Day Brunch Recipes

May 3, 2017

Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and one of our favorite ways to celebrate is with a Mother’s Day brunch. Whether you’re having a brunch time party for the whole family, or keeping things small and simple, these sweet and savory recipes will turn Sunday into a real celebration.

1. Funfetti Cinnamon Rolls

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Take your rainbow, tie-dye, or unicorn obsession to the next level with these super fun cinnamon rolls. These ones are completely made from scratch, but you could totally upgrade store-bought cinnamon rolls with colorful icing and rainbow sprinkles.

2. Easy Chipotle Eggs Benedict

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Put a spicy twist on a brunch classic with chipotle peppers and a lightened-up hollandaise sauce. Double this recipe to feed a family of four, and serve with fresh fruit, home fries, and plenty of coffee.

3. Cheesy Bacon & Egg Hash

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Depending on how many people you’re hosting, this could be a side dish or a main course. This sizzling hash skillet takes just 30 minutes to make, and you can never go wrong with bacon, potatoes, eggs, and cheese.

4. Cream Cheese Stuffed Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Coffee Cake

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This sweet breakfast treat combines two of our brunch favorites: coffee cake and banana bread. Cream cheese keeps this cake super moist, and lots of icing and chocolate chips make it more like dessert than breakfast–not that we won’t be serving this at our Mother’s Day brunch.

5. Burrata Breakfast Pizza

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Burrata is an ultra-creamy cheese very similar to mozzarella, and it’s super indulgent flavor makes it perfect for a celebration like Mother’s Day. Use it as a topping in a savory breakfast pizza along with bacon, sausage, eggs, tomato sauce, and lots of herbs.

6. Dutch Babies with Lemon Curd and Blueberries

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Instead of flipping pancakes for the whole family, keep things simple and make a giant pancake (or two) in a skillet that everyone can share. Top with tangy lemon curd and fresh blueberries for a perfect springtime brunch entree.

7. Coffee Caramelized Croissant French Toast Sticks

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Upgrade a childhood favorite by turning flaky croissants into caramelized French toast. Top them with plenty of fresh berries, and make sure to pour mom a mimosa.

8. Mushroom Sage Frittata

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Mom will be super impressed with this elegant frittata–and if you’re hosting a crowd for brunch, turning eggs into a one-dish casserole is the easiest way to serve everybody.


Are you drooling yet over these Mother’s Day brunch recipes? After you’re done cooking in the kitchen, give her a gift from our online boutique!