Skip to comments.8 Grocery Store Products that are Better than Homemade, really
Posted on 04/17/2011 8:22:12 PM PDT by DemforBush
Usually, the imitation, short-cut, version just doesnt hold a candle to the original. Consider: Spray tans. Toupees. Press-On Nails. But when it comes to food, most of us dont have the time to make everything from scratch. So over the years Ive scoured grocery store shelves for pre-made foods that taste as good as homemade (almost). There are not many. But when I do find a winner, I am instantly hooked. And, while it would probably be more prudent for my culinary street cred to keep my finds to myself, these products are so good, I can't help but overshare.
Do these store-bought foods give the made-from-scratch versions a run for their money? You bet your clip-in hair extensions...
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You must be a fellow Cincinatian. Skyline is the GREATEST!!
Or you can buy one of these: http://www.amazon.com/Cream-Profi-Whip-Stainless-Steel/dp/B003XNPGFA/ref=wl_it_dp_o?ie=UTF8&coliid=IHIP8ARL70GGG&colid=1RR9EVNZM1PP7, and make your own with fresh ingredients like organic whipping cream. :~)
My sister and I are addicted to Kroger’s Garlic Fries!
Of course Marie Callender’s pot pies are good, at 800-900 calories per pie they ought to be.
Years ago I attempted to make my own fried chicken. While the final result was edible, if not as tasty as my mother's, the clean-up was horrendous. Flour everywhere. Never again. Which is why God created tv dinners.
Nor a Snickers bar either.
I completely feel your pain, FRiend. It is like napalm: It just sticks and sticks; I try to add it at the very last second if possible. Where not possible, I just gotta let the pot soak for a day.
It makes me wonder how the Italians did it back in the old days. I bet they had big ol' Popeye forearms from the scrubbing.
Has anyone noticed Sister Schubert Parker House Rolls taste different? Lol, maybe it’s just me. They’re still owned by T. Marzetti, but I noticed they use 3 different bakeries. They taste so generic now. Not yeast-y and don’t taste homemade anymore. Maybe my tastebuds are changing.
Olives. Not so sure I could make those.
LOL! I hear yah! *GRIN* :) .
but watch it, if Moochie OBahbah hears
about it, she'll restricted / tax / kill it.
I know folks who swear by the Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry. In all my over 45 years of cooking and baking, I've never used the stuff, so someday I'll have to buy some and do something with it.
I want to shop where you shop. NO WAY you can buy an uncooked, 3 pound chicken in a grocery store for $1. They are about 80 cents a pound on sale around here....
Do you have a bread machine? If not, get one ASAP ... you'll be the best breadmaker in a relatively short period of time. Pizza crust is a breeze. Flour, water, olive oil, yeast -- but there are a lot of recipes -- I made a predominately corn-meal crust several weeks ago that was different and super. Crunchy, but not hard ... it would be even better with ingredients like refried beans, peppers, onions with white and cheddar cheeses, rather than the traditional italian-type.
After the bragging in the TV commercials, we tried it out of curiosity. Horrible. Absolutely nothing like homemade. YMOV (your mileage obviously varies)
Well I imagine it would be hard to make good yogurt at home so we should probably add to this list the whole milk version of Stonyfield French Vanilla yogurt. While it is yogurt with all the health benefits that go with it, it is so goo that it’s almost like eating ice cream. Especially when frozen blueberries are mixed in. I prefer frozen blueberries to fresh because you don’t have to worry about mold, germs (from people handling them) and spoilage.
The BM stuff my wife has brought home has always been great here but who knows.
I make my own Skyline Chili with this recipe. I poured it over gnocchi last night and it was perfection.
I make my own greek yoghurt with non-fat milk. It’s cheap, easy, and super healthy. I mix it with granola for my breakfast every morning.
It costs me $1 for 7 jars. It can’t be beat .
The Raspberry variety, as well as their Orange juice.
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