Archive for March 2014

Trader Joe’s Tuesday, Lettuce Wraps

Looking to eat a little less carbs?  Tasty Lettuce Wrap recipe from Trader Joe’s:

Lettuce Wraps


  • 1 package TJ’s Fresh Rice Noodles
  • 1 Tbsp TJ’s Reduced Fat Cilantro Salad Dressing
  • 4 large TJ’s Organic Romaine Lettuce Leaves
  • 2 cups diced TJ’s Grilled Chicken Strips
  • 1 cup diced TJ’s Organic Cut & Peeled Carrots

Prepare rice noodles according to package instructions. Rinse with cold water and toss with dressing. Lay lettuce leaves on a plate. Layer noodles, chicken and carrots on leaves. Fold up the sides of the leaves and serve.



5 Things to do with Toothpicks

So I have this problem with finding new tricks for things you may only think of using for one thing.  I think I will start to share those fun tips with you all.  They may save you a few bucks along the way:

5 Things to do with Toothpicks


  • Temporarily save your glasses: Lose an eyeglass screw?  Slide a piece of toothpick into the screw hole; add take to hold things together until you can get them fixed.
  • Decorate a cake: Prevent mistakes by lightly sketching your letter and flowers in the frosting with a toothpick before you pickup that piping bag.
  • Prevent Shredded Tape: Stick a toothpick to the cut end of packing take so you can find it next time.  Yes, I know this is brilliant.
  • Fill in small scratches: Next time you have a scratch that you want to fill with paint, putty or varnish, use a toothpick to spread it along the scraped area.
  • Plug a garden hose leak: Break off a third of a toothpick and slide it into the hole until the edge is flush with the hose.  Wrap waterproof tape around the hose to secure it and this should get you through the season.


Resource: Woman’s Day Magazine

Trader Joe’s Tuesday, Pizza Bagels

And Trader Joe’s Tuesday is back by popular demand:)  Here is a quick recipe for those busy nights:

Pizza Bagels


  • 3 TJ’s Bagels cut in half (for a total of 6)
  • 1 jar TJ’s Pizza sauce
  • 1 package TJ’s Shredded Mozzarella
  • 9 pieces TJ’s Pepperoni
  • 4 pieces TJ’s Fully Cooked Bacon, chopped

Place all bagel halves on a baking sheet. Spread pizza sauce on each, about 2 heaping tablespoons or more to your liking. Sprinkle shredded mozzarella liberally on each, covering the entire bagel. Chop 4 pieces of fully cooked bacon and put on 3 bagels. Place 3 pieces of pepperoni on top of the remaining 3 bagels. Place in oven for 12 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbling. We recommend dipping in your favorite Ranch or Blue Cheese Dip. Have fun with the toppings… add more or less to your liking!