Copycat Cookie DŌ Salty & Sweet Mini Bite 


Ingredients – (Adapted from Tasting Table recipe)

1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted melted butter

1/4 cup of granulated sugar

2 tablespoons of dark brown sugar

1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 cup all purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon of milk

1 tablespoon of milk chocolate chips

1/2 tablespoon of caramel sauce

Recipe

  1. Follow these directions.
  2. Put cookie dough into mini muffin pan.
  3. Put pan into freezer for 10-15 minutes or refrigerator for 20-30 minutes.
  4. Use knife to gently take cookie dough cups out of pan.
  5. Top with caramel sauce and chocolate chips.
  6. Enjoy!
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Ultimate Veggie Sandwich & Mini Bite

Misto alla grigllia 2 ways

One of my favorite Trader Joe’s products is the Misto alla Griglia “mixed grill” eggplant and zucchini. As I shared in a previous blog post, I love to use Misto alla Griglia to make a veggie and balsamic glaze naan pizza. Today, i’m sharing my recipe for the ultimate veggie sandwich, which will become one of your  favorite weekday lunch or dinner go-to recipes. I also included a recipe for mini veggie bites.

Ultimate Veggie Sandwich – Makes 1

Ingredients – 

2 slices of bread (I like using ezekiel bread)

1/4 cup of Trader Joe’s Miso alla Griglia

2 Tablespoons of sautéed kale

1 tablespoon of shredded mozzarella cheese or sliced lite cheddar broken into bite sized pieces

Recipe – 

  1. Microwave Misto alla Griglia and sauteed kale for 45 seconds.
  2. Put cheese onto one slice of bread and veggie mixture onto other piece of bread and toast until cheese is melted.
  3. Put both slices of bread together and slice in half.
  4. Enjoy warm!

Tip: I like to serve with potato chips for lunch or sweet potato fries for dinner.

roasted veggie & balsamic glaze mini bites

Ultimate Veggie Bite – 2 Mini Bites

Ingredients – 

1 slice of bread (I like using ezekiel bread)

1 tablespoon of Trader Joe’s Miso alla Griglia, cut into bite sized pieces.

1 tablespoon shredded mozzarella

1 teaspoon of balsamic glaze

Recipe – 

  1. Toast piece of bread.
  2. Put toasted bread into mini muffin tin cavities to form cup shape. I didn’t have to bake, but if bread is not forming into cup shape bake in mini muffin pan at 350 degrees for 6-8 minutes.
  3. Microwave Misto alla Griglia and sautéed kale for 15-25 seconds or until heated through.
  4. Add veggie mixture to bread cup and top with cheese.
  5. Toast cup in toaster oven or in oven at 350 degrees for 4-6 minutes, until cheese is melted.
  6. Garnish with balsamic glaze and enjoy warm!

 

Eggless Cookie Dough Bite

Edible cookie dough is very popular right now and  Cookie DŌ in NYC has been one of pioneers of this trend. I decided to hop on the bandwagon and recreate Cookie DŌ’s signature chocolate chip cookie dough in mini cup form.

Cookie DŌ Signature Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Mini Ice Cream Cup  – Makes 4 Mini Cups

 

Cookie dough original

Ingredients –  (Adapted from Tasting Table recipe)

1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted melted butter

1/4 cup of granulated sugar

2 tablespoons of dark brown sugar

1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 cup all purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon of milk

3/4 cup of chocolate chips

1 tablespoon of vanilla ice cream

extra chocolate chips for garnish

Recipe – 

  1. Follow these directions.
  2. Put cookie dough into mini muffin pan.
  3. Put pan into freezer for 10-15 minutes or refrigerator for 20-30 minutes.
  4. Use knife to gently take cookie dough cups out of pan.
  5. Add tablespoon of ice cream to each cookie dough cup.
  6. Top with chocolate chips.
  7. Enjoy!

Sesame Ginger Shredded Chicken Scallion Pancake Bite

Today I’m sharing another scallion pancake bite, but this time the filling is sesame ginger shredded chicken and spicy thai fried rice.

sesame ginger shredded chicken scallion pancake bite

Sesame Ginger Shredded Chicken Scallion Pancake Bite– Makes 2 mini bites

Ingredients

Trader Joe’s scallion pancake

1 cooked Lemon & Olive Oil Baked Chicken Tender

1 Teaspoon of Trader Joe’s Sesame Ginger Dressing

1 Tablespoon of cooked quinoa

1 Tablespoon of Trader Joe’s Fried Rice from Spicy Thai Shrimp Fried Rice Package

1 piece of frozen broccoli, cut into bite sized pieces

Recipe – 

  1. Put cooked Lemon & Olive Oil Baked Chicken Tender and sesame ginger dressing in ziplock bag and marinate overnight or for at least 15 minutes
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  3. Cook scallion pancake on stove according to package directions.
  4. Use 1″ round cookie cutter to cut hot scallion pancake into a 1″ circle.
  5. Press 1″ scallion pancake circle into mini muffin tin cup.
  6. Bake scallion pancake cup for 6-8 minutes.
  7. Shred marinated chicken tender
  8. While scallion pancake cup is in the oven microwave fried rice, quinoa, broccoli and shredded chicken for 15 seconds or until heated through.
  9. Add 1/2 teaspoon more sesame ginger dressing
  10.  Add shredded chicken mixture to scallion pancake cup
  11. Enjoy warm!

Almond Butter & Strawberry Waffle Bite 

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Whole wheat waffles with almond butter and strawberries is one of my favorite weekday breakfasts so I decided to turn my typical breakfast into a mini bite.

Almond Butter & Strawberry Waffle Bites – 1 mini bite

Ingredients –

1 regular sized multigrain waffle

1/2 tablespoon of almond butter

1 strawberry cut into bite sized pieces

Recipe – 

  1. Toast waffle in toaster.  If you don’t have a toaster you can preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. If using toaster toast until heated through and crispy. If using oven bake for 6-8 minutes.
  3. Use 1″ round cookie cutter to cut hot waffle into a 1″ circle.
  4. Once waffle is cool enough to touch press 1” round waffle into mini muffin tin to form cup shape. I didn’t have to bake, but if waffle is not cooperating preheat oven to 350 degrees and bake in mini muffin tin for 6-8 minutes.
  5. Add almond butter and strawberries to waffle cup.
  6. Enjoy hot!

Spicy Thai Shrimp Fried Rice Scallion Pancake Cup


Previously, I shared this post, which included recipes for scallion pancake bites and Asian inspired dishes. Now I’m back with another scallion pancake mini cup. For this recipe I used one of my favorite Trader Joe’s products Spicy Thai Shrimp Fried Rice.

Spicy Thai Shrimp Fried Rice Scallion Pancake Cups – Makes 2 mini cups

Ingredients – 

1 Trader Joe’s scallion pancake

2 Shrimp from Spicy Thai Shrimp Fried Rice Package

1 Tablespoon of cooked quinoa

1 Tablespoon of Fried Rice from Spicy Thai Shrimp Fried Rice Package

Recipe –

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cook scallion pancake on stove according to package directions.
  3. Use 1″ round cookie cutter to cut hot scallion pancake into a 1″ circle.
  4. Press 1″ scallion pancake circle into mini muffin tin cup.
  5.  Bake scallion pancake cup for 6-8 minutes.
  6. While Scallion pancake cup is cooking sauté Shrimp for 2-3 minute until cooked through.
  7. Microwave rice and quinoa mixture for 10 seconds or until heated through.
  8. Once scallion pancake cup is out of the oven and has a chance to cool add fried rice and top with shrimp.
  9. Enjoy warm!

Raspberry Rosé & Negroni Cupcake Bites

Today I’m celebrating the start of summer and national rosé day with some boozy cupcake bites! I also discovered this is Negroni Week, which is a great way to support your favorite local restaurant and bars and at the same time contribute to some very worthwhile charities so I included some Negroni mini cupcakes as well.

  1. Raspberry Rosé Cupcakes – 24 cupcakes (Inspired by: Go Bold With Butter)

raspberry rose mini cake bites

Ingredients – 

1 Box White Cake Mix + ingredients listed on box

1/4 Cup + 1 Tablespoon of rosé

24 raspberries

vanilla frosting

optional – red food coloring

Recipe – 

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Follow directions on cake mix to make cake batter, substitute a 1/4 cup of the amount of water called for with rosé and add food coloring, if desired.
  3. fill mini cupcake cavities with cake batter, a little over 1/2 way full.
  4. Bake cake bites for 15 -18 minutes or until cooked through.
  5. Combine frosting, 1 tablespoon of rosé and food coloring, if using.
  6. Once cupcakes are cooled remove from mini cupcake tin, add frosting and a raspberry to each cake bite.
  7. Enjoy along with a nice glass of rosé!

 

2. Negroni Cupcakes – Baking Bites

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Tip: 

  1. To simplify recipe you can use white cake mix like I did for my Raspberry Rosé Cupcakes (above) and substitute 1/4 of cup of water called for with 1 ounce of Campari and 1 ounce of sweet vermouth.
  2. You can also simplify the gin frosting recipe by using pre-made frosting and adding 1 ounce of gin to the frosting.