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Trader Joes: A Complete Salad – Caesar Style

There are many foods in my world that I can say that I love, and of those foods that I love, this is at the top, or very near the top of the list. I love salads of most any kind, and I have a special fondness for Caesar salads, of which I have had many types of the years. I have had those with the traditional fixings like this one from Trader Joe’s, to more exotic creations having eggs, strips of bacon, or a…
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Are These the Best Deal at Trader Joe’s?

What is the best deal at Trader Joe's stores? Well, there are so many, it is hard to choose, but these might be the number one deal in the place. First off, they are less than a quarter each, so to me that is an awesome deal right there. I mean what else in the world can you get for that price. I guess I should add a caveat to that since they are 19 cents each at my local Trader Joe's, but may not be the…
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Dinner

A Favorite – Trader Joe’s Chicken Lasagna

Great for lunch or dinner. Share with a friend! This is one of my favorite items to buy for dinner at Trader Joe's, chicken lasagna. It's one of those items that if you have it once, you will almost crave it at times, especially if you are like me, and LOVE pasta in general anyway. At four (4) servings per container, or one (1) for people like me, it is very filling. Calories are not too bad, even if you do eat the entire container yourself, being…
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Canned Goods

Weekly Trader Joe’s Haul

My trip to Trader Joe's provided me with that "high" again Today was my weekly Trader Joe's haul, well as many call it anyway. I just call it a trip to the store, since Trader's is about the only store that I ever go to. Plus, I go a bit more than just once a week, so really can't call it weekly. Sometimes it's two, three times I may stop in. Just depends on my mood, and if I am craving something that I can…
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Canned Goods

Trader Joes Cuban Style Black Beans

A little bit of Cuba in a can! I am an odd duck when it comes to food, and the Trader Joes Cuban Style Black Beans is a personal favorite of mine. It's not a case of cravings like chocolate, or anything like that, but I do bring them home from the store pretty often. At only 100 calories per serving, I will often enjoy a can ( servings to normal people), for lunch, or with a Romain salad at dinner. The black beans offer…
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Dinner

Baby Carrots, the Perfect Snack

When I think about a snack, if I don't have chips or things like that in the house, I often run to the refrigerator in pursuit of something to eat. Yes, you know how it is, you just have to have something, or you will blow away with the breeze the next time the A/C kicks on. Not really, at least not in my case. Snacking is a big problem for me, but I have found a small solution that works most times. Especially when…
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Dinner

Trader Joe’s Ricotta & Spinach Tortelloni

Something quick from the freezer section! Trader Joe's Ricotta & Spinach Tortelloni is one of my personal favorites from the freezer section. It's inexpensive, tastes delicious, and is a pretty impressive looking dish too. When I started enjoying these was when I had a full-time job at a retailer, and I needed something inexpensive (I made no money there), quick to make in the microwave (the lines for the appliance were always long), and something that would be filling to get me through balance of my…
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Why I Love Trader Joes…

OK, here we First off, I LOVE Trader Joe's. OK, I said out aloud, but I do. Maybe you do too, or perhaps you would not have even stopped in on my page. Anyway, we got our first Trader Joe's about two to three years ago, maybe more. We are not a huge town, not like an Atlanta or San Francisco, or maybe even Austin, but we finally got our own. The day it opened, it was a big deal. Has been for me ever…
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