Winner of Cake Giveaway and Trader Joe’s Cookbook Giveaway! 2 Winners!

Before I get to the next giveaway, it’s time to announce the CAKE AND FROSTING FOR A YEAR WINNER:

COMMENTER #11, RACHELLE @ Mommy I’m Hungry, WHO SAID: All natural cake mixes! How nice! 🙂 The cookie cookie with chocolate frosting sounds yummy!

Congrats to Rachelle! Please email me ASAP, by Monday night before midnight with your address.


This next giveaway is also so much fun! It is no secret that I am a Trader Joe’s Fanatic. I LOVE it and could shop there everyday and be so happy. 2 Picky Palate readers will win this brand new Cooking With All Things Trader Joe’s Cookbook! Here’s a little information about the book….


Mortal beings can now create the stuff of chefs, in minutes, using ingredients all from Trader Joe’s. Use Trader Joe’s as your “prep kitchen” to make delicious home-cooked meals in just minutes.

From quinoa to capers, Marsala to Masala, tofu to turkey, it’s all here. Each recipe features Trader Joe’s products, easy steps, and mouth-watering photos.

Here’s how to enter:

Leave a comment and tell us what your favorite Trader Joe’s product is. If you do not have a Trader Joe’s in your area, I feel very sad for you, so you can just tell us your favorite quick and easy to make dinner using convenient foods from the grocery store. It’s a hard choice, but my favorite Trader Joe’s product is the frozen brown rice that can be microwaved in 3 minutes and then of course the sesame ginger almonds, mmm! Ok I LOVE it all!

Contest ends Monday morning at 9:00am PST. I’ll announce the winner shortly after. Good luck everyone!!!

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163 Responses
  1. Laura

    No trader joes here…apparently i’m missing out big time on this humas and frozen veggies thing they’ve got going. ๐Ÿ™ oh well, guess i’ll suffer through green giant.

  2. Debbi

    I love Trader Joes roasted frozen corn. The garlic hummus is awesome too!

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  3. s_davy34

    I have to say that I love the convienence of the pizza dough. Tastes like homemade! So cheap too!

  4. Kerry

    My favorite thing is a toss up – either their cashew butter or their dark chocolate covered edameme! Mmmmm…

  5. Passionate About Baking

    No TJ's here…
    …but my fave stock up would be nuts, fruit & yogurt. They come together so well…yum!!

  6. Laura

    Too many favorites to list them all! How did I ever survive without Trader Joes the first 25 years of my life???

    Soy-Flaxseed Tortilla Chips
    Gorgonzola Gnocchi
    Raspberry Vinigarette dressing (tastes like homemade!)
    Seedy Little Currant Cookies
    Fruit Floes
    Ham and Cheese Puffs

    I could just keep going on forever….

  7. Surfachickgurl

    I’m from Hawaii and we have NO Trader Joe’s :(! Ive been to a few Trader Joe’s in California and absolutely LOVE everything from there.. I’m sure their cookbook is amazing and I’d love to be entered in the contest!

  8. Megan

    My very favorite Trader Joe's product is their Tuscan White Bean Hummus. Mix that with the Sea Salt & Pepper Rice Crisps and you have my very favorite snack.

  9. Cameo

    No Trader Joe’s here in Bossier City, LA…sad, but true. My favorite quick fix is tater tot casserole. Brown 1 pound sirloin with one small yellow onion, 1/2 tsp. garlic powder and salt and pepper to taste. Drain and add 1 can 98% fat free cream of mushroom soup. Pour into a 9×13 casserole dish, sprinkle with several handfuls of shredded cheddar, and top with tater tots. Bake at 375 for 20/30 minutes…YUMMO!

  10. Rachelle

    I love TJ’s organic pasta sauce with basil in it. It makes a great base to add anything to. I miss having you so close by to eat your cookies Jenny! Take Care

  11. Shauna

    I’m a huge fan of their trail mixes w/ cherries and cashews and my hubby loves their Savory Thins, my daughter loves their free sample cookies (a great shopping incentive).

  12. The Nedrys

    I LOVE the chocolatey, ooey gooey molten lava cakes from the freezer section. Add some fresh strawberries and WooHoo! Not only is it easy to prepare, but it is always a hit with family and guests.

  13. josh and allie

    for me it’s all about the pizza dough and the nuts! Everythign is great, though I wish I could get there more often!

  14. ailie

    Wow, it’s hard to choose because there are so many things I love at Trader Joe’s! But, the tempura chicken is one of our favorites for a quick dinner.

  15. Terry and Amber Andrews

    I love the Cascade Farms whole milk orange cream yogurt. Just like a cream sickle.

  16. lucyinaz

    I love everything at TJs…it's VERY difficult to pick a favorite but I'll tell you what my kids' favorites are – the TJs yogurt (blueberry & vanilla) and the white cheddar puffs.

  17. Leslie

    There’s so much about Trader Joe’s to love! At the holidays I bought their goat cheese covered w/ cranberries, and it was outta this world delish and didn’t last long at our party! I think it’s a “seasonal” product, so next year I plan on stocking up on a little more of it.

  18. Lauren

    I would LOVE this cookbook! Not only am I a cookbook fanatic, but a TJ fanatic too! We were just there today. I love their instant Miso Soup, TJ Chocolate Soy Milk, their par-baked breads, and our favorite – mango or caribbean flavor floes (popsicles)!

  19. Angie

    We don’t have one ๐Ÿ™ One of my favorite convenience items is garlic bread. I love it and we eat it like 5 days a week.

  20. Meghan

    I LOVE Trader Joe’s! It’s hard to pick a favorite, but I’d have to say the chicken sausages (my fav is apple). I also love the frozen gnocchi alla sorentina, the french onion soup, the pizza dough, I could go on and on!

  21. Joylybean

    Never heard of Trader Joe's but I feel like I am missing out!! My favorite quick & easy dinner is Burger, Broccoli, and rice. Brown the burger, add a bag of frozen broccoli florets and cook until tender. Serve over Minute Rice with soy sauce…. YUMMY!!

  22. Mandy

    Their green tomatillo salsa – just like Gecko Grill (or Rosa’s), and I don’t have to make it!

  23. Rigby's

    My favorite is their Thai Red curry sauce. Mix 1 jar with 1 can of coconut milk and chicken in a crock pot- Low for 4-6 hours and serve over rice or Naan bread…. Amazing!!!

  24. Maria

    I live in Utah, so no TJ’s for me! So lame! I have been there before and love all of their nuts, dried fruits, etc.

  25. Pam Shank

    I have never been to a TJ’s and they sound so amazing, none around here in WVa. I think the pizza dough sounds like what I would want to try for sure.

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