Trader Joe’s Seville Orange Marmalade

Have you tried

Trader Joe’s Seville Orange Marmalade yet?

What did you think?

Trader Joe's Seville Orange Marmalade

Maybe I am just strange, but I LOVE a good orange marmalade. I enjoy it on bread with a little bit of butter or almond butter or my favorite is on toasted English muffins (sometimes with a bit of cheese melted on top too…). Yummoooo!

Why orange marmalade? I guess it is the combination of bright and tangy flavors.  The ORANGE with bits of the orange peel that make it just a little sharp.

What do you think?

Have you tried Trader Joe’s Seville Orange Marmalade? 

Share your thoughts in the comments below or on FB ~ Thanks!

Trader Joe’s Chicago Style Popcorn Mix- A Review

Have you tried Trader Joe’s

Chicago Style Popcorn Mix yet?

Yes, it is as good as you think!

Trader Joe's Chicago Style Popcorn Mix

Trader Joe’s Chicago Style Popcorn mix is a snack mashup that is so good in our opinion, that you will be in danger of eating the whole bag in one sitting!

Think golden crisp and sweet caramel popcorn corn meets up in the bag with rich cheddar cheese popcorn pieces. Absolutely delicious! 

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I first had this crazy good combination in the airport in Chicago- so now I feel really hip and in the know- unfortunately I have not been back to the Chicago airport in some time and did not know how much I had missed this wonderful popcorn concoction until I realized I was dangerously close to the bottom of the bag!

So if you enjoy both caramel corn AND cheese popcorn and the Salty- Sweet dance of flavors in general, grab yourself a bag of Trader Joe’s Chicago Style Popcorn Mix the next time you are shopping– If you dare!

Wonton Soup: Fast and Easy

Do you LOVE a steamy bowl of Wonton soup?

With the tasty ingredients at Trader Joe’s you can have a delicious bowl of Wonton style soup anytime without even leaving your house!

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Here is my bowl of soup- I added some shredded zucchini, ginger and garlic to the broth- YUMMOOO!

Last week the weather started to get cooler here in the Midwest, and there were a few days of heavy rain so my cravings for a big bowl of soup came on strong!

My favorite part was that I could make this wonderful soup at home and watch some fun flicks – all warm and toasty!

Thank You Trader Joe’s!

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Here is the super easy recipe: 

  • 1 box broth (I like vegetable broth, but chicken or beef would also work)
  • 1 bag potstickers or Gyoza – any flavor (We used Shrimp Gyoza this time)

Extras to consider:

  • Ginger root (grate into the broth)
  • garlic (grate into the broth)
  • sesame oil
  • soy sauce
  • leftover cooked vegies

What to do:

Bring your stock of choice to a boil in a large pot over medium heat.

Carefully slip the frozen Goyza into the hot stock and reduce heat to simmer.  Add any extras you are using to the pot such as leftover cooked vegies, garlic or ginger as well and cook for 10 minutes.

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Serve in big bowls with a big spoon!

I also like to drizzle the top of the soup with a little sesame oil and soy sauce when I am serving it. You will see it in the pictures.

This is an AWESOME soup to make when you are feeling a bit under the weather too… Just a few ingredients and it will warm you up from the inside.






How To Make Garlic Aioli

Add Garlic Aioli to your meal tonight!

Garlic Aioli is a wonderful garlicky mayonnaise that add a wonderful “something extra” to a wide variety of vegetables and meats. I like to make it when I have an assortment of raw veggies for dinner- as a dip with a punch. Another way I use Aioli is to jazz up my leftovers- it really makes cold cooked potatoes come to life.

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Garlic Aioli is so easy and flavorful, it is a great recipe to have on hand and make at the last minute to make a meal shine.

Here is the super easy way to have delicious garlic aioli: 

Spoon some mayo into a small bow, say 1/2 cup

Add 1 or 2 cloves freshly grated garlic to taste – start with 1 clove (or even a 1/2 clove and taste to see how strong the flavor is before adding the rest of the clove).

Add a pinch of sea salt, and freshly ground pepper.

Optional: squeeze fresh lemon juice in the garlic Aioli

That is all there is to it!  Super easy, right??

Need some ideas of how to use your Garlic Aioli? Check out this list: 

  • Serve with cooked Potatoes – hot or cold
  • Dip your Steamed asparagus in Garlic Aioli
  • Use as a spread on a sandwich
  • Use as a dip for raw veggies (great with carrots)
  • Fantastic with plain shrimp served hot or cold.

So whip up a batch of Garlic Aioli today and see how many meals will be just that much better because of the addition of a little zippy mayo!


How To Make Roasted Yukon Gold Potatoes

Roasted Yukon Gold Potatoes – Quick and Easy!

Do you want to learn how to make yummy roasted Yukon Gold Potatoes with crispy skins? then keep reading as I give you the easy steps to make your own for dinner tonight!

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Roasted Yukon Gold Potatoes are one of those foods that we frequently have on had- ready to go for any number of meals or snacks. We like them for breakfast with eggs, on a salad or with leftovers for lunch, cold as a snack or warmed up with fish for dinner! Yikes! There are soo many ways to use these roasted beauties you won’t believe it.

Roasted Yukon Gold Potatoes

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees

2. Clean potatoes by scrubbing them and rinsing them under water. I like to “dry” the potatoes on a towel too…

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3. Cut the potatoes in 1/2

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4. Toss potatoes in a bowl with a couple of spoonfuls of oil and the seasoning of your choice. You want the potatoes to be lightly coated in oil and seasoning. I like to keep it classic and just use sea salt- so that I can use the potatoes any way I want later on.

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5. Place potatoes cut side down on a foil lined pan.

6. Place the pan in the oven for 20-30 minutes or until soft when you prick the potatoes with a fork.


7. Now turn the pan and place the potatoes back in the oven on a lower shelf for 10 more minutes. This will allow the potatoes to get nice color on the cut side.

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8.  Ta- Da! That is all you need to do!  Your Roasted Yukon Gold potatoes are now ready to serve.

This easy way to Make Roasted Yukon Gold potatoes will also work for red potatoes or russet potatoes too.

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You will love how easy it is to make these potatoes!

Leave a comment below and let us know how your potatoes came out and what seasonings you used- if any :)



Green Fin Chardonnay 2013

Have you tried Green Fin Chardonnay 2013?

The Green Fin Chardonnay offers all that one is looking for in Chardonnay.

The beautiful buttery color, the soft but fresh aromas delight the scenes before the tongue has a chance to taste. Oh but once that first sip is taken you will be hooked. The Green Fin Chardonnay’s rich buttery flavor slides into a Granny Smith apple crispness with ease.

Even better the Green Fin wine come from organic grapes and has a low alcohol level. If drinking organic is important to you, this Chardonnay is a wonderful choice. If you need to be mindful of the alcohol level in your wine choices, this Chardonnay lower than many wines at 12%

So with Green Fin Chardonnay you get to enjoy your wine and drink it too!

Have you tried Trader Joe’s Green Fin Chardonnay? What did you think? Leave a comment below or on the Facebook Page- Cheers!