Tag Archives: Trader Joes

Hot or Cold Barley Summer Salad

I’m gonna be honest. I’m not really sure what this recipe is. I mean, other than fresh and delicious.

Hot or Cold Barley Salad

Is it a cold salad? Is it a warm side dish?

Hm. It could be either, I guess. You decide! Like one of those Choose Your Own Adventure books. Continue reading Hot or Cold Barley Summer Salad

Amber Barley “Beerisotto” topped with Grilled Scallions and Chicken with Amber Parmesan Cream Sauce

We might need to re-name this blog, “lovebeerlovetraderjoes.” LBLTJ. Rolls right off the tongue.

Beer Barley Risotto

Nope. I have issues. When I saw the shocking chartreuse of their new item, “10 Minute Barley” I immediately put three in my cart.  I can’t help it, I get so sucked in when TJs comes out with their new products. (I swear I’m not paid by Trader Joes’. If someone could tell me how to get them to pay me, that would be great though). Continue reading Amber Barley “Beerisotto” topped with Grilled Scallions and Chicken with Amber Parmesan Cream Sauce

An early Christmas gift: The Perfect Party Appetizer

Anybody out there looking for delicious party recipes? Hmmmmm?

Jalapeño Popper Puff Pastry Amazingness

I’ve got you covered. Consider this part II of my series on the awesomeness that is frozen puff pastry. If you’ve ever had a jalapeño popper, this is kind of like that… except a whole lot easier. Continue reading An early Christmas gift: The Perfect Party Appetizer

Apple Galette with Vanilla Bourbon Caramel Sauce (otherwise known as crazy easy recipe using frozen puff pastry)

I have seen so many puff pastry Pinterest “pins” that I just had to get in on the action. PLUS OMG THEY SELL IT FROZEN AT TJ’s! Whew, sorry. I’m a little excited.

The hubs loves him a fruit dessert, so I thought I’d throw him a bone and use our abundance of honey crisp apples in this one. Continue reading Apple Galette with Vanilla Bourbon Caramel Sauce (otherwise known as crazy easy recipe using frozen puff pastry)