Friday, June 25, 2010

Trader Joe's Deals

I got the Trader Joe's summer mailer about a week ago and saw a few good deals I wanted to pass along.

1) 4# box of peaches or nectarines ar only $4.99. I usually don't pay more than $1/lb, but I bet that extra quarter is worth it for Trader Joe's quality.

2) A big basil plant is only $2.99. We received one as a gift and it's been blooming beautifully for almost 2 months. It comes in a gallon container you can just set right out on your deck.

3) A bag of TJ's pizza dough is only $1.29. I've been wanting to try homemade pizza and at this price I might just give it a go. Does anyone have a recipe for great pizza dough? It might be hard to beat $1.29 for ingredients and effort, but I'm always up for trying a new recipe.

Does anyone else have favorites they buy at Trader Joe's? I'm not a big TJ's shopper, but I know it's a standard for many of you. I'd love to know what kind of deals you find there.



  1. I've been reading your blog for a few weeks now and absolutely love how honest and real you are. I love TJ's but don't shop there that often. I have never been impressed with their fruits and vegetables. I have heard that you can't beat their pizza dough on price even if you did try it homemade.

    As for deals I don't know about deals but there are definitely things I love from there. Mandarin Orange Chicken, honey whole wheat pretzels and luna bars.

  2. Meredith makes really yummy pizza. She uses her bread machine to make pizza dough, though I don't have the recipe.

  3. My favorite pizza dough recipe comes from the America's Test Kitchen: Best Recipes book. It looks like it's online here:
    Though you have to sign up for a free trial to see it. I didn't so I'm not absolutely sure it's the same one, but anything I've tried by America's Test Kitchen has been amazing!


So, what do you think?