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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: http://www.idahoan.com/grocery/index1...

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.
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second: "indian river" brand 100% valencia orange juice: http://www.indianriverjuice.com/index...

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.
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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. http://www.potatoroll.com/pages/produ...
to me, they taste better than the maier's brand.
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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.
http://www.farmlanddairies.com/Farmla...

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

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