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New Trader Joe's Finds

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Found a few new things at Trader Joe's to try today . . . have you tried any of them yet?

PUMPKIN JOE JOE'S Everyone is raving about these . . . time to see what the fuss is all about
Harvest Blend Herbal Tea Is supposed to be like Fall in a Mug
Kettle Popped Popcorn Chips In this house we like popcorn everything!
Bacon Cheddar say what? I think this will be awesome on Cheeseburgers 
Gourmet Pepperoni Not sure what makes it Gourmet but I'm sure it will be awesome on Pizza

Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce

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Lately it seems like I am finding more recipes that I want to make on Facebook than any where else.

Recently Tasty Posted this video recipe for One Pot Butternut Squash Alfredo that looks pretty good so I decided to try it


Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce
Ingredients:
- 4 Tbsp. Butter
- 1 Tbsp Rosemary
- 1 Tbsp Sage
- 3 cups diced butternut squash (about half a squash)
- Salt and pepper
- 1 cup of stock (I used chicken)
- 1 cup of Milk
- 1 cup of Parmesan Cheese
- 2 Tbsp Brown Sugar
- 1/4 tsp Nutmeg

Directions:
1) Melt butter in a pot over medium heat
2) Add Rosemary, Sage, Butternut Squash, Salt and Pepper, and Stock to the pot and cover for 15 minutes
3) Uncover and smash up the Squash
4) Add Milk, Parm, brown sugar, nutmeg and mix until well blended
5) Let sit on low until sauce thickens up a bit (about 10 minutes)

6) Adjust seasoning and serve over your favorite pasta

NOTE:
--This sauce still had some chunks of the butternut squash in it - for a smooth sauce blend the mixture before step …

Roasted Tomato Salsa

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WOW! it has been a while since my last post - life has been a crazy roller coaster the last few months but things are finally starting to get back to normal\

Last night my buddy Paul came over and brought me a TON veggies so of course I made SALSA!!! I've been wanting to try a roasted version so I used this as my opportunity

Roasted Tomato Salsa
Ingredients
1 Poblano Pepper Stemmed and Cut in Half Lengthwise
2 Jalapeno Peppers Stemmed
1/2 an Onion Sliced
2 Cloves of Garlic Smashed
6-8 Medium Sized Tomatoes Cored and Cut in Half
1 1/2 tsp Salt
1 1/2 tsp Cumin
1 tsp Lime Juice

Directions
1) Heat Broiler on High
2) Place all ingredients on a baking sheet (Skin side up for tomatoes and Poblano)
3) Broil until skins blacken and Blistered
4) Put in a blender with Salt, Cumin, and Lime Juice then blend until smooth