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grocery store food finds -- shortcuts that taste great!

alkapal | Oct 20, 2008 06:40 AM

i want to share four (maybe more later) food finds that are outstanding in flavor -- and easy to use or prepare when time is at a premium -- and even when it is not!

first, "idahoan" brand instant flavored mashed potatoes:

i've had the "baby red potatoes" and "loaded potato" versions. excellent flavor, and you just add boiling water. tastes like you made them yourself (without the lumps) i highly recommend them.
second: "indian river" brand 100% valencia orange juice:

i grew up in florida with fresh squeezed, and this is the closest i've tasted in a national brand (excluding store-squeezed, or local fresh-squeezed). their grapefruit juice is pretty good, too. good flavor and body in both oj and the grapefruit.
third, i highly recommend harris teeter's carolina style bbq, from siler city, nc. it has no discernable fat, and is tender, genuine pit smoked pulled pork with an addictive flavor -- and the eastern style q vinegar sauce (very light). i'm not kidding -- it is addictive. mr. alka and i have just finished our fourth 12 oz. container within a week and a half! (maybe i shouldn't share this secret!) i love it on the martin's potato dinner rolls.
to me, they taste better than the maier's brand.
fourth: this is shelf-stable half-and-half that is cheaper than that in the fridge case -- and tastes better, in my personal opinion. it is called "special request half and half" from "farmland dairies" in new jersey.

do you want to share some of your food finds that are great tasting and convenient? thanks.

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