Thursday, October 15, 2009

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Giveaway & Review: "Cooking With All Things Trader Joe's" Cookbook [CLOSED]

My affair with Trader Joe's has been pretty much limited to heating up frozen potstickers and mushroom turnovers. For someone like my sister, who has time to hand pick fresh organic ingredients, this cookbook would be a dream come true. Cooking with All Things Trader Joe's offers easy to intermediate recipes using ingredients that you can find at your local Trader Joe's market. Many of these recipes require only a handful of ingredients and only 5 or 10 minutes of prep work.

I started off with something easy . . . Roasted Garlic (page 20). We love garlic in our house, but we have never tried roasting it ourselves. The recipe was just too easy. I'll come back to how our roasted garlic turned out at the end of this article.

Meet Deana Gunn, one of the women behind this unique cookbook:



Some recipes that have been tempting me with their full color photos are:

  • Italian Wedding Soup (page 50)
  • Asian Shrimp and Noodle Soup (page 68)
  • Pizza Bianca with Proscuitto and Asparagus (page 88) Pictured below
  • Chickety Chinese Chicken Salad (page 119)
  • Spinach & Artichoke Chicken Crepes (page 123) Pictured below
  • A Betta Muffuletta (page 140) My husband would love this one!
  • Pasta Puttanesca (page 154)
  • Comfy Chicken Pot Pie (page 158) This one is next on my list to try.
  • Balsamic Green Beans (page 182)
  • Frozen Tiramisu (page 203)
  • Mushroom Basil Frittata (page 236)


Here is how our roasted garlic turned out. I think it could have stayed in the oven a little bit longer or we should have used smaller bulbs of garlic. Also, ours ended up with a slightly green tinge perhaps because of the type of olive oil we used. Other than that, I would say the recipe was a success.


To try some of these great recipes, visit the Cooking With Trader Joe's Blog. For a limited time, you can purchase this cookbook on Amazon.com at 34% off plus it qualifies for Free Super Saver Shipping. You should also be able to find "Cooking With All Things Trader Joe's at your local bookstore. This affordable hardcover cookbook full of easy recipes will make any Trader Joe's fan smile this holiday.


Thank you to Deana Gunn and Wona Miniati for providing us with both a review product and a contest prize free of charge.



What you can win:
One lucky reader will receive a hardcover copy of "Cooking With All Things Trader Joe's".


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