At the peak of entertaining season, when the edibles seem endless, distinguish your fête fare by engaging your eaters in a build-it-yourself Crostini-Rootini Bar. Crostino is Italian for “little crust” and the eponymous appetizer has traditionally been crafted of thin slices of toasted or grilled bread that can be dressed with an assortment of toppings (spreads, toppings, garnishes). While simple in concept – a base with toppings – the possibilities for expressing culinary gumption are glorious!Read More
The Trader Joe’s 6th Annual Customer Choice Awards: Favorite Products of 2014 is underway. This exclusive online event allows fan(atic)s to give proper ado to the Trader Joe’s products that put the moxie in kitchen moves, the brag in blogs, the yum in bellies. Shine the spotlight on your TJ’s stars—cast your votes here!Read More
Everyone benefits from eating more fruits and vegetables. Fruits and vegetables are nutrient all-stars, packed with naturally occurring antioxidants, phyto-nutrients, vitamins, minerals, dietary fiber, water and complex carbohydrates. Research has shown that people who eat lots of fruits and vegetables every day as part of a healthful diet are likely to have reduced risk of chronic diseases as well as increased energy. And, eating more fruits and vegetables instead of high-fat foods may make it easier for people to maintain their weight because most fruits and vegetables are naturally low in fat and low in calories...