Trader Joe’s – Small Bites for the Party

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Yes, it’s easy to have dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes with items from Trader Joe’s! But if you have a chance to have a small party at your home, here are some great items for small plates and appetizers and a few sweets

  • Edamame hummus (one of my absolute favorites!) flyer-edamame-hummus
  • Frozen Indian Samosas and Pakora
  • Cheese- they have so many options!  I personally like the Port Salut and the triple Creme but cheddar, blue or the goat is great.
  • Italian gourmet deli selection(great for a charcuterie plate with some cheese)
  • Chocolate caramels(LOVE!)
  • Peanut putter filled pretzel nuggets(LOVE and were sent in by a few friends)
  • Tempura shrimp(pretty good for frozen)
  • Potato latkes(a must buy and sent in by many friends)
  • Pumpernickel pretzels(LOVE!)
  • Trader Joe’s Arancini Bites – (my friend serves them with a side of marinara)
  • Trader Joe’s Camembert Cheese and Cranberry Sauce Fillo –SO YUM
  • Salsa Authentica and Salsa Verde with Organic blue corn chips
  • Reduced fat Cilantro Dressing – use for a veggie dip
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  • Reduced guilt chunky guacamole
  • Organic Corn Dippers
  • Parmesan pastry pups (pigs in a blanket)
  • Mac and Cheese Bites(freezer section)

So, what else do you love?


Recipe: Artichoke Dip

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We all have a go-to recipe when someone says, “Hey – can you bring an appetizer?“.  It has to be something easy, something fast and of course, something everyone will enjoy.  I hope you try the one below!  All you need are 5 ingredients, then mix and bake!

IMG_1627Artichoke Dip


  • 2 Cans of Artichoke Hearts Quartered, roughly chopped
  • 1 Cup Mayo
  • 1 TBSP minced Garlic
    (from the jar is fine)
  • 1 Cup Grated Parmesan
  • 8 oz of Shredded Mozzarella cheese


  • Mix together and bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes