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Packed with unique and fabulous foods, Trader Joe's rocks. Now, The I Love Trader Joe's Cookbook shows how to mix and match items from TJ's into amazing creations and mouthwatering meals.

Thanks to The I Love Trader Joe's Cookbook, frugal foodies can turn a one-stop shopping trip to TJ's into a tasty treat in no time at all.
Paperback, 240 pages
Published October 20th 2009 by Ulysses Press (first published 2009)
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Mar 17, 2010 Meghan rated it really liked it
I wish I lived nearer to a Trader Joe's! The cookbook gets 4.5 Stars. Next time I get near a Joe's I already have a list of stuff I learned about from this cookbook I want to buy: mache, creme fraiche, corn and chile tomato-less salsa, Giotto's Pesto alla Genovese, Israeli couscous, dried rainier cherries, savory broth concentrate, frozen raspberry creme brulee, artisan puff pastry, wild Maine blueberry fruit sauce, and I can go on and on and on! The entire dessert section looked glorious along ...more
Jan 03, 2015 Corrie rated it liked it
Recipes sound really good but would have appreciated more pictures.
Samantha Arias
Dec 12, 2013 Samantha Arias rated it really liked it
Shelves: cooking
I love Trader Joe's so I had to get this book. I was vegetarian at the time(Now I'm vegan) and a lot of the recipes where either vegetarian or could be easily made that way. The sad part is, I found one of the recipes that claimed to be vegetarian, to not be. It was a dish I was making for my sister that contained a pesto that contained cheese made with rennet. After that I checked all labels when making things from the book. But all in all it was still a pretty good cook book.
Just - The romance reader
The concept behind this book is unique in that all the "specially required" items are from Trader Joe's. The book is well written and visually appealing. All the recipes were pretty unique, but I give the book only 3 stars because many of the recipes just didn't appeal to me that much.

Recipes I would like to try:
-BBQ Pasta Salad
-Hairdresser Blondies
-Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce
-Maxi-Mini Peanut Butter Cup Cookies
Oct 15, 2012 Jessica rated it liked it
Shelves: 2012
I love Trader Joe's, but I hate cooking. In fact, I hate cooking so much, that even these simple recipes are too much for me. Sorry, TJ's book. Nothing against you. How about a TJ's cookbook that tells you what the ACTUAL cooking time is for all of their foods. Does anyone else experience this? The packages for their foods tell you one thing, and you usually have to add several minutes to it. I HATE that.
Jennifer Choisser
Nov 21, 2010 Jennifer Choisser rated it liked it
Shelves: cooking
I <3 Trader Joe's but I wasn't really into the recipes this book had to offer, the majority of them I will not be cooking. I enjoyed the authors writing style and related to her enthusiasm towards TJ's but was dissapointed that the book didn't contain more photography.
Sari Lynn
Feb 21, 2010 Sari Lynn rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Sari Lynn by: a gift from my quilting buddy Susan
Shelves: cookbook
So far I've made the Maple Honey Chicken & the Sautéed Chard of Many Colors with Pine Nuts - both incredibly fast & simple to prepare, and incredibly yummy! I've marked quite a few other things to try...
Mar 03, 2013 Jesse rated it really liked it
Has a lot of basic and creative recipes that are easy to throw together without being boring. Not dependent on trader joes, although she really does love trader joes.
Michelle Manire
Dec 27, 2012 Michelle Manire rated it it was amazing
I love Trader Joe's and I love this cook book. Who knew you could make such delicious, healthy, quick and easy meals. It's awesome.
Dec 06, 2009 Eileen rated it liked it
Shelves: cookbooks
Copied some recipes. The pork and cranberry recipes all look good. will try them and see which ones I like best.
Dec 01, 2010 Lori rated it really liked it
Shelves: cooking
Quick, easy, and everything from TJ.s If you need a fast meal, dessert, or snack, this book makes it easy.
Aug 13, 2015 Sarah rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cook-books, food
I love Trader Joe's, so this is the perfect cookbook for me. I'm excited to try out these recipes!
Jan 25, 2011 Jess rated it really liked it
Good recipes and I love trader joes. Wish their would have been more photography though!
Aug 13, 2012 Christie rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction, 2012
I'll check this book out again once Salt Lake has our own Trader Joe's this fall!
Jan 02, 2012 Rachel rated it really liked it
Lots of yummy recipes I can't wait to try!
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Family and food are the touchstones in Cherie Mercer Twohy's life. After attending culinary school late in life, she found her bliss teaching cooking. Her cooking school, Chez Cherie, in La Canada, CA (,has hosted thousands of students since its founding in 2000. Twohy holds a Certified Culinary Professional (CCP) designation from the International Association of Culinary Profes ...more
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