Happy 4th of July + Trader Joe’s Giveaway

Happy 4th of July everyone!!

Anthony and I slept in today which is exactly what I’ve needed since I’ve not been feeling well….I feel so much better today and I’m hoping this cold is almost history.

I started with a delicious cup of hazelnut coffee with cream…


And, a delicious blueberry and dark chocolate pancake topped with berries and one scrambled egg on the side….


My sister Amy, just sent some photos of Owen and Emma Kate (my nephew and niece) at their neighborhood parade this morning….Are these cute kids or what??

Owen Emma Kate 1


Owen and Emma Kate in their July 4th outfits….

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Not sure what Emma Kate is thinking??

emma kate july 4th

I love you Owen and Emma Kate- wish you were here!

We are heading over to Anthony’s uncle’s house later today for a cookout. Looks like the weather is going to be beautiful today!!


I’m so excited to offer my first Angie’s Appetite giveaway!! I started this blog 3 months ago and I want to thank you for reading. So, I decided to give away a couple of my favorite things…..

Trader Joe’s Almond Butter and Pumpkin Butter…..(I know some of you can’t find pumpkin butter so here’s a chance to try it)…


And, this veggie bruschetta topping- yum!


2 ways to win….

1. leave a comment saying which item you’d most like to try….or, if you already have used one…what is your favorite way to eat it?

2. link back to this post from your blog and leave me a second comment letting me know you linked back. If you don’t have a blog, share this post with a friend, and leave me a comment that you shared it.

The giveaway will be open until Monday, July 6 at 9 pm EST.


Have a great weekend!!


55 responses to “Happy 4th of July + Trader Joe’s Giveaway

  1. Love to use pumpkin butter in fage yogurt! I have trader joe’s near me-but they don’t carry pumpkin butter!

  2. I think the bruschetta looks wonderful – especially since I have copious amount of squash from my parent’s garden at the moment!

  3. I really want to try the pumpkin butter, it looks delicious and i’ve nevery had it before!

  4. I shared this post with a bunch of friends, they’re all dying to try that bruschetta spread!

  5. Oh man!! I just posted my post for today 😦 So sad. Well I will definitely put something on my post for Monday morning!

    I’ve been hearing a lot about the pumpkin butter, and the bruschetta topping from TJs, but have yet to try either of them. The almond butter is amazing, and I just bought the smooth almond butter with sea salt! I think both Nick and I neat a little bit of sodium in our pb (I know, not the healthiest) so I was hoping maybe it could make up for my pb withdraw!!

    Your niece and nephew are so adorable in their Fourth of July outfits!

  6. Hi Angie! I am really excited to try all of these products as I have never been to a Trader Joe’s!

  7. I shared this post with my mom. She said she would love to try the almond butter. 🙂

  8. Your blueberry and dark chocolate pancake looks sooooo good! And I’m very jealous of your hazelnut coffee (and your coffeemaker)….

    I have never tried pumpkin butter or almond butter. I saw other bloggers eating these butters on dark chocolate for dessert – sounds like a great way to indulge a bit! 🙂

    Have a wonderful day!

  9. Hi Angie! Thanks so much for checking out my blog! I haven’t posted much this week but will be back to “normal” (whatever that is!) tomorrow. Work has been killah this week and it really cuts into my blog time!

    1. Um, OMG those pancakes look freakin’ awesome!
    2. What a great giveaway! I’d love to try the brushetta stuff! We have no TJs by me 😦
    3. I’ll be linking back to you soon!

    P.S. your niece and nephew are cute!

  10. Hi! Happy4th of July! I hope you’r enjoying your day and the company 🙂 your nephew and niece are absolutely adorable! The headband is so cute and funny 😛 I love it!

    Thank you so much for commenting on my blog – do you mind if I add you to my blogroll? I’d love to read more 🙂

    I’d love to try the pumpkin butter – I think it’d be a great pancake topper 😉

    I’ll edit my post right now to link back!

  11. fruitsveggieslife

    I would love to try the pumpkin butter – I am a huge pumpkin fan, and I think pumpkin butter would be amazing. Thanks for the giveaway!

  12. Great giveaway! We don’t have a TJs here, so I haven’t tried any of those, but the pumpkin butter piques my curiosity.
    I’ll post a link the next time I do a blog entry.

  13. Thanks for checking out my blog – so glad to have found yours too – and a giveaway too! I love the pumpkin butter – it’s delicious with oats in the morning!

  14. And…you didn’t ask for it, but I twittered it too: https://twitter.com/actorsdiet

  15. Ohh.. they all sound good, but I keep hearing about the pumpkin butter and am really curious about that!
    Just found your blog a few weeks ago – love it!

  16. HAHAHA! I’m eating that AB from TJ RIGHT now in my kabocha oats! But I’d really love to try that pumpkin butter…and oh! The glorious things I can cook with that bruschetta!
    And man, I am JEALOUs of your coffeemaker…I’m such a coffee addict!

  17. I’ve never tried the almond butter, and I love trying new nut butters 😀 I’d love to have it in oatmeal/greek yogurt!

  18. omg omg omg the almond butter for sure! is it raw or roasted?

  19. almond butter! i’ve heard so much about it!

  20. I dont have a blog, but would love to win this giveaway! almond butter is something i have yet to try but I live in a small town and it is no where to be found! And i dont want to necessarily order it online becuase then i would have to do it in bulk and it would cost more than i can afford!! so i would be so honored to win this!!!

  21. trader joe’s pumpkin butter is my absolute favorite, but unfortunately it’s only available seasonally here. i love it with whipped cottage cheese, waffles, toast, oatmeal…anything really…and i hope i don’t have to wait until fall to have it again!

    i don’t have a blog so i can’t link back, which is too bad since this is an awesome giveaway!

  22. that grilled vegetable bruschetta looks SO good.

    and i LOVE that almond butter but am HOURS
    away from a trader joes so id give an arm and a
    leg for that there jar. please and thank you! :]

  23. I want to try the pumpkin butter!!

  24. Mmmmmm… I would most like to try those vegetables right out of the jar! Second would be the AB my favorite way- on toast with sliced bananas!

    Don’t have a blog, but I emailed a link to your blog to my sister. We love sharing health related blogs/info!

  25. oh I want to try that almond butter! i use the mara natha almond butter and love it. my favorite way to eat it is on top of skinny cow ice cream sandwiches or on oatmeal

  26. (The babies are adorable)

    I really want to try the pumpkin butter. I’ve never had it, and I really love the taste of pumpkin, but I especially want to try it because I can’t find it at our Trader Joe’s. I think it would make an amazing addition to my whole wheat muffins that I make often. It would be completely awesome to win.

  27. Linked back. Meant to do this in the AM, but totally forgot. (The training yesterday also affected my brain. lol).


  28. i really want to try TJ’s almond butter! i LOVE that pumpkin butter on oatmeal, but i can’t find it in any more. 😦

  29. Omg I would loveee the almond butter! there isn’t a trader joes where I live so I dont ever have the chance to get their products often! Thanks (:

  30. Hey there! I found your blog via Mrs. Meyer’s blogspot. I’m new around the blogging world and love fiding all these wonderful blogs to read. Love yours!

    I would love to try the pumpkin butter. I haven’t seen that anywhere. I think it would be so yummy in oatmeal.

    I’ll for sure put a link back in my blog for today!


  31. I’ve never had almond butter so that’d be the one for me 🙂

  32. id love to try the pumpkin butter! i always hear such great things about it!!! thanks

  33. traveleatlove

    I love TJ’s pumpkin and almond butters. Great idea for a giveaway! I can think of about 20 TJ;s items I can’t live without! 🙂

  34. I would most like to try almond butter!! It sounds delicious…

  35. my favorite would prob be the almond butter but im obsessed with trader joes so everything woould be amazing!

  36. amazing giveaway! it all sounds amazing but i would have to say the almond butter, ive heard wonders about it! =D

  37. I would love to try the Bruschetta topping.I have already tried a pumpkin butter but it is not TJs. My favorite way is influenced by your breakfast idea, i.e. smeared on a toast with some AB.

    Great give away.

    Also love the pictures of Owen and Emma Kate!

  38. Hi! I just found your blog 🙂 I’m a big fan of Trader Joe’s. And to think I went there for the first time this summer!

    I’ve yet to try any of the above products, but I’ve been dying to try almond butter!


  39. I would most like to try the bruschetta on a slice of toasted ciabatta bread. I’m already hooked on AB and love me some pumpkin butter, too. 🙂 Awesome giveaway!

  40. So far, my roomies & I love the pumpkin butter in pumpkin bars, on oatmeal with some extra cinnamon and almonds, and on toast. I want to try mixing it into a batch of icecream. I’ve not tried the other favorites you listed, but they sound mouthwatering.

  41. almond butter!

  42. Hi,
    Id most like to try the veggie bruschetta!

  43. I’d love to try the pumpkin butter.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  44. I LOVE the TJ almond butter…especially on toast or a ww bagel 🙂

  45. Congrats on your 3 month anniversary!

    I love the pumpkin butter on a toasted English muffin with a layer of pomegranate seeds on the top. So good!

  46. Nothing like a good giveaway with awesome TJ’s products! hands down TJ’s brand peanut butter and almond butter are my favorite. They have such rich flavor. I love mixing a little pumpkin butter on my pb sandwich or mixed into my oatmeal. I’ve never tried the bruschetta, but it sounds great 🙂 I’m doing a post tonight, and I’ll be sure to link to you

  47. mmmmmm I’d love to try the almond butter! Sounds delicious 🙂

  48. Amanda Landis-Hanna

    I’d love to try the mixed grilled veggie bruchetta…sounds delish!

  49. saweeet! pick me- I LOVE almond butter 🙂

  50. Those 4th outfits are too cute!

    I’d love to try the pumpkin butter, maybe on a Kashi waffle…OOOH I’ve gotta have it!

  51. I’d love to try them all and my favorite one is almond butter!!! 🙂
    Your coffee machine is so cool! I wish I had one!

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