Category: Recipes

Trader Joe’s Thai Green Curry with Peppers & Chickpeas

People really want to know how to use Trader Joes’s Thai Green Curry Sauce. I mean, really. It’s one of the most searched terms that lead people to my blog, something I know thanks to really digging into the world of SEO and Google Analytics lately. I conveniently had a half jar of the sauce left over from my last recipe and figured I’d share another one with ya’ll! Chickpeas & Peppers Green Curry Ingredients 1 cup white rice 1 cup water 2 teaspoons olive or coconut oil, divided One 15 oz. can of chickpeas 2 bell peppers cut...

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My Goat Cheese Fudge Recipe Disappeared!

One of the worst things about the internet is that stuff you rely on can disappear in a minute, with no trace. There probably is a trace, but I don’t know/care enough to find it. But what disappeared on me was where this pin to a great goat cheese fudge recipe went. Instead of telling me how to make these fudge that I made before and enjoyed, it goes to a 404 error page. The worst. Luckily the pin preview still tells the ingredients, but I don’t know if I even trust that to hang around, so I figured...

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A Citrus Twist On Betty Crocker’s Pound Cake

Ya’ll know I love a good cookbook. And one of my most prized ones is theĀ  40th Anniversary Edition of Betty Crocker’s Cookbook, because it contains recipes that remind me of being a kid, of baking with my grandfather. Certain pages are dog eared and stained from his baking, and those smudges and creases make me feel extra close to him again. Today will be six years since we said goodbye to him, on a hot, sunny February day that I know he sent to us. We were surrounded by tons of people who knew him and probably at...

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Birdsong Jalapeno Pale Ale Craft Beer Queso

I could say something about how It’s Almost Time for The Big Game! or something along those lines to encourage ya’ll to make this craft beer queso but let’s be honest, no game is needed for this to be a good eat. It can be a rainy Sunday afternoon, for example. Or a girls’ night or a way to use up one of the four blocks of cheese you bought all at once because it was on sale! Whatever the reason, it’s established that it’s a good idea to make this. Something that I hate in recipes that call...

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Trader Joe’s Savory Baked Tofu Recipe

Once upon a time, there was no Trader Joe’s in Columbia, SC. I would go every few months to Charleston, Greenville, or Charlotte for a day trip that included stocking up on tons of the exotic and exciting products that were unavailable to me on a daily basis at this magical oasis. Given the perishability of their baked tofu, a favorite product, I decided to experiment with making my own. Even if it didn’t taste similar, this stuff is delicious on its own merit. I had to stop myself from drinking the leftover liquid. I succeeded there, but did...

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About April Blake

April Blake edits web content by day and writes by night, usually about local food, unusual flavors, and craft beer. Please follow me on Twitter, but not in real life.

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