My Trader Joe’s Favorites

Trader Joe's Favorites

Today I’m sharing all my Trader Joe’s favorites and must buy items. From snacks, ok mostly snacks, to staples (hello coffee) and more read on to see what you need to snatch up on your next trip. I love Trader Joe’s. Who doesn’t? Sadly, I don’t get there as often as I would like as

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Hard Apple Cider Braised Chicken Thighs

Hard Apple Cider Braised Chicken Thighs

Hard Apple Cider Braised Chicken Thighs are a new fall favorite around here. Simmered in, you guessed it, hard apple cider, chicken stock, onion and fennel seeds, this chicken is bursting with all the warm, hearty flavors of fall. So I’m pretty basic when it comes to my love of all things fall. Scarves, sweaters,

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Slow Cooker Chipotle Shredded Beef

Slow Cooker Chipotle Shredded Beef

Slow cooker chipotle shredded beef is a simple, delicious way to add some spice to your regular dinner routine. Use it in tacos, burrito bowls, quesadillas and more. So I shared my mom’s recipe for banana bread on Monday and today I’m bringing a spin on her famous shredded beef. The lady is known far

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Buffalo Chicken Tacos with Bleu Cheese Slaw

Buffalo Chicken Tacos with Bleu Cheese Slaw

Slightly spicy ground chicken, bleu cheese slaw and creamy avocado combined in a flour tortilla create a fun spin on the usual Taco Tuesday routine. These Buffalo Chicken Tacos with Bleu Cheese Slaw only take about 15 minutes to make and about 2.5 seconds to devour. So yesterday was Tuesday. Which would have been perfect

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Bacon Wrapped Bourbon Glazed Pork Chops

Bacon Wrapped Bourbon Glazed Pork Chops

Bacon wrapped pork chops are glazed in a sweet and savory bourbon sauce while cooked to juicy perfection. These Bacon Wrapped Bourbon Glazed Pork Chops are the best way to celebrate something special at home or just because. I just realized 3 of the 4 recipes I’ve shared so far this month have bacon in them. I

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Grilled Hawaiian Chicken

Grilled Hawaiian Chicken

I seriously cannot get enough of all the grilled things. During the summer we probably grill at least 3 times a week and we never get tired of it. I love not having a huge mess to clean up in the kitchen and the fact that grilling usually means healthy. I shared a new favorite

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Pizza Manicotti

Pizza Manicotti

Is pasta not the best family meal? In our house, it’s something that everyone will eat without complaining so I reach for it on days when I don’t feel like fighting the good fight at dinner time. And this Pizza Manicotti has proven itself to be the new pasta favorite around here. I was chomping

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KC BBQ Dogs

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It’s National Hot Dog Day friends and oh do I have a killer hot dog recipe to share with you today. KC BBQ Dogs are piled high with barbecue pulled pork, creamy coleslaw, tart pickles and another drizzle of barbecue sauce. Crazy, right? We are getting hit with a major heat wave this week (over

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Thai Fried Chicken Wings

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Noah is turning 6 on Tuesday. SIX people! I’m not really sure how it happened but alas, it’s here. His birthday party is this weekend and I’ve finally learned the art of celebrating anywhere but my house and I’m pretty excited about it. That means my house only has to be “family clean” not “company

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