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How To Make a Trader Joe's Cheese Plate

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How To Make a Trader Joe's Cheese Plate

Cheese:TJ ManchegoTJ Wild Blueberry and Vanilla ChèvreTJ Unexpected CheddarTJ Goat Milk Brie Crackers:TJ Fig & Olive CrispsTJ Pita Bite CrackersTJ Organic French Baguette Fruits/nuts:TJ Dried ApricotsTJ Marinated OlivesTJ Fancy Medjool DatesTJ Marcona Almonds with RosemaryHoneyGrapesKiwis Overall tips: Take the cheese out of the fridge at least an hour before friends arrive. Cheese should be eaten at room temperature, when it’s at its full flavor and texture. When arranging items, start with big things first, like the whole pieces of cheese, bowls of nuts or clusters of grapes. Then fill in the space with the smaller things to add color and...

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Roasted Carrots with Burrata and Salsa Rustica

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Roasted Carrots with Burrata and Salsa Rustica

Do you like hosting dinner parties? One thing that can make a night feel epic is kicking the meal off with an amazing starter. Here is a recipe you would want to keep for your many summer dinner gatherings.  From Jessica Battilana’s Repertoire Recipe: Roasted Carrots with Burrata and Salsa RusticaServes 4-6 You’ll need: 2 bunches small carrots (about 16)1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil1 cup packed parsley leaves, finely chopped1/2 cup packed mint leaves, finely chopped1/4 cup roasted salted pistachios, coarsely chopped2 tbsp minced shallots2 tsp lemon juice1 tsp lemon zestKosher saltFreshly ground black pepper2 (8 oz.)...

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Links Patricia Loves

Six great stories to prepare you for the holidays. 1. How to throw a dinner party like a Parisian. 2. A guide to finding the right fragrance. 3. Airbnb’s most popular listing, ever. 4. Here's how long it will take you to read any book. 5. 10 moms on their screen time rules versus reality. 6. Can stress ever be good for you. Stay connected with us! 

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Goat Cheese Balls

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Goat Cheese Balls

A non-bake, five minutes appetizer to bring to Thanksgiving dinner.  Goat Cheese Balls By What's Gaby Cooking? 20 ounces goat cheese, softened8 ounces cream cheese, softened1/4 teaspoon salt1/4 teaspoon pepper2/3 cups chopped pistachios2/3 cup pomegranate seeds2/3 cup chopped herbs (parsley, dill, chives, cilantro any combination)Crackers, For Serving In a bowl, stir and mash together goat cheese, cream cheese, salt and pepper. Use your hands to roll the cheese into 3 balls.  Roll one ball in the pistachios and cover the outside completely. Roll another ball in the chopped herb mixture and cover the outside completely. Roll the last ball in the...

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Fall Nachos

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Fall Nachos

Don't know what to do with all the leftover squashes from Halloween? Here is the perfect fall nachos recipe that you can make with your little ones. By What's Gabby Cooking Ingredients: 1 small butternut squash, peeled and cubed 12 ounces sliced mushrooms, quartered 1 Delicata squash, halved, cleaned and thinly sliced 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon South African Smoke Spice Blend (from Trader Joe's) Or, mix together the following: 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes 12 ounces fontina cheese, freshly grated 1 bag tortilla chips (mixture of blue corn and sweet potato tortilla...

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