Everything Bagel Seasoning Recipe (Trader Joe's copycat) {VIDEO}

Everything Bagel Seasoning Recipe (Trader Joe's copycat) {VIDEO}

Have you tried Trader Joe’s Everything But the Bagel seasoning blend yet? It’s allllll the rage and for good reason. If you’ve tried it, you know what I’m talking about. If you haven’t tried it, save yourself a trip out of the house and make it yourself! This easy peasy little recipe tastes just like the original.

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Easy Homemade Apple Butter Recipe

Easy Homemade Apple Butter Recipe

I have about 20 spare minutes to get this post written, so I will cut to the chase! I hope you enjoy this one. It can be another great gift for the holidays. Don't be confused by the name! Apple Butter has nothing to do with butter. I considered renaming it Apple Spread, but it doesn't have the same ring.

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Apricot Raspberry Jam

Since becoming a jam-making fanatic, we have jam all over our fridge. I'm not the only person in this house who loves having jars of jam bumping into the milk container and the butter and the celery and the blueberries. Every one of my family members eats my jam, and that is saying a lot. It is just about the only food that we all love. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as my family and I do!

In a large saucepan, combine:

8 to 9 apricots, seeded and cut into small pieces

2 cups raspberries

2 cups sugar

Stir, smashing the raspberries with the back of your spoon. Let the mixture sit at room temperature for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.

Add 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice to the pan and bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer for 20 minutes.

Divide the jam between 3 pint-size jars. Close the jars and allow the jam to cool. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 months.

Thanks again for reading, everyone!

Creamy Green Chile and Avocado Sauce Recipe

This is going to be your new favorite sauce - you can add it to grilled meats, dunk your chips into it or slather it on a burger! Loaded with flavor and fresh ingredients, this Creamy Green Chile and Avocado Sauce is definitely blending together. Grill up the main ingredients for a quick turn around for your enjoyment.

I need to make more sauces, I've decided. I've fallen madly in love with pesto over the past year, and I've prepared a few delicious sauces to accompany pork. I want to explore more, though. Sauces, like salsas, are incredibly versatile. I love being creative and combining two foods that don't sound like they would taste good together, but actually do.

My husband and I made this green chile-avocado sauce and served it with chicken a few nights ago. It was a great match! Very fresh, flavorful and pretty. When I make it again I'll add more spice, but that's my own issue. In my opinion, everything should have more spice. For example Shrimp, shrimp is ALWAYS better with a little bit of a kick. Check out this Spicy Shrimp Pasta if you are looking for dinner with a punch!


Thread onto four skewers:

1 firm Hass avocado, quartered, pitted and skin left on for grilling; peel before processing

1 small onion, quartered

2 tomatillos, husked, cored and halved

4 garlic cloves, peeled

1 jalapeno pepper, stemmed, seeded and quartered (next time I'll use 2-3)

1 poblano chile, stemmed, seeded and quartered

Brush with olive oil and grill over high heat, turning occasionally, until the vegetables are charred in spots, about 15 minutes. Let cool slightly.

Remove ingredients from skewers and transfer to a food processor. Don't forget to remove the peels from the avocados!


1/4 cup cilantro leaves

1/4 cup water

2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

Process until smooth and season with salt.

Serve with grilled chicken. Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 2 days. Delish! Grilling season is finally here!