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Tag: Trader Joes

Hot or Cold Barley Summer Salad

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. 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 […]

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

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. 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 […]

An early Christmas gift: The Perfect Party Appetizer

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. (more…)

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

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 […]