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June 10, 2008
Summer fun at Trader Joe's

It's not the Fearless Flyer, it's a compact catalog listing Trader Joe's summer specials, complete with crossword puzzle, shopping list, fun graphics and a recipe for "Sophisticated S'Mores." Remember, it is only available at the stores. If you want more info, go to their website,

The highlights: Turn immediately to page 16 and check out the "Sophisticated S'Mores" recipe. Then head to the store and get the ingredients - dark chocolate bar; vanilla marshmallows and cinnamon graham crackers - because once you read about the s'mores, you won't be able to resist making some.

Since we started with dessert, let's hop over to appetizers. The Mediterranean hummus is delicious and a good price at $3.49/16-oz tub. Spread the hummus on the whole wheat Lavash bread $1.99/16oz. package. All-natural chicken drumsticks are 99-cents per pound and white albacore tuna packed in water is $1.49. The artichoke, spinach & four cheese chicken patties are $2.49 for two and are fully cooked. Top them with the all natural organic pickle relish $1.99. There's lots more to choose from but the Lemon Tartes - $3.49 for two - seem like a great way to end a meal ... and a blog item.

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About Shop Cheap

Pam Dinsmore is The Bee's Community Affairs Director. When she's not working, she's shopping. The goal of this blog is to help you save time and money at the grocery store. She's pretty good at it but she can't do it alone. That's where you come in, sharing your tips and secret methods for saving money. You can either respond to the blog or email her at

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