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Trader Joe’s Taste Testing- Fall Holiday Sides!

Ever walk down the aisles at the store and wonder... "Wouldn't it be easier and taste just as good to use the pre-cooked side dishes from my favorite grocery store?" Don't. Make your own. Unless, you don't mind settling for sides that are less than okay. Case in point: Cauliflower Au Gratin with Gruyere Sauce… Continue reading Trader Joe’s Taste Testing- Fall Holiday Sides!

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Pumpkin Extravaganza Continues- Tasting Trader Joe’s Waffles

Pumpkin waffles crisp and warm from my toaster oven... waiting for my maple syrup and candied nuts (inspired by the box top). No pie spices, so you can sprinkle on your own. But they do pack a big pumpkin-y flavor. I like these waffles, and would definitely buy this product again. The Boy came downstairs,… Continue reading Pumpkin Extravaganza Continues- Tasting Trader Joe’s Waffles

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Pumpkin Season!!!! I’m Way Ahead of You All… and a Pumpkin Bar Dessert Recipe to Share

...this is the time of year that everyone's love affair with spices catch up with my year-round favorite flavors. I love all the warm spices that make the rounds every Autumn. Pumpkin spices in my coffee? Thanks a latte! Cinnamon spiced cereals? Yes, please. Throw it all into my grocery cart. May I have one… Continue reading Pumpkin Season!!!! I’m Way Ahead of You All… and a Pumpkin Bar Dessert Recipe to Share

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Product Taste Test: “Popcorn in a Pickle” from Trader Joe’s

The Girl talked me into picking up this product as it caught her eye in a Trader Joe's the other day. "Go on, buy it and we will put it on your something-new-every-day blog," she persuaded. We tasted. We agreed. Blech. Oddly enough, The Husband thought it wasn't all that bad. "But I like Tabasco… Continue reading Product Taste Test: “Popcorn in a Pickle” from Trader Joe’s

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15 Calories, No Sugar, AND it STILL Tastes Great… Spindrift Fruit Seltzers

Soda just too sweet for you today? Your turn to be the designated driver? Stomach can't deal with the acidity of a lemonade and are you tired of iced tea? I just found another option: Spindrift's Seltzer with Fruit Juice. I have never seen this brand before, and was scanning the beverage aisle at Trader… Continue reading 15 Calories, No Sugar, AND it STILL Tastes Great… Spindrift Fruit Seltzers