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A Listmania! list by Prescott Barden "presbarden" (Pinole, CA)
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The list author says: "They don't have a very good selection on Amazon of foods, so I'll stick to spices, marinades, mixes, cookware and some utensils.

Also go to company sites. You're often find coupons and/or recipes, alterations of on-product recipes."
Ronco 3000 Series Rotisserie-White
1.  Ronco 3000 Series Rotisserie-White by Ronco
The list author says:
  "This is not the model.  Mine is digital and in black (not important).

Whole chickens and chicken parts in the tray are the best.  Whole chicken on a spit, it's like watching one of those movies where the fat rolls over the skin and falls into the fire (metal drip pan) sizzling. Yeah."
Used & New from: $99.00
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (92 customer reviews)

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The Ultimate Rotisserie Cookbook: 300 Mouthwatering Recipes for Making the Most of Your Rotisserie Oven (Non)
2.  The Ultimate Rotisserie Cookbook: 300 Mouthwatering Recipes for Making the Most of Your Rotisserie Oven (Non) by Diane Phillips
The list author says:
  "got some cool stuff, I don't use it enough."
$12.63   Used & New from: $3.00
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews)

Nordic Ware Vertical Poultry Roaster
3.  Nordic Ware Vertical Poultry Roaster by Nordic Ware
The list author says:
  "I have an older model of this.  The one I have is a two part device.  I figure the one part is better, it would fit in a dishwasher better. The amazon description says handwash this model. weird.

This is very good for whole birds. Salting the cavity is a must for juicy chicken.

If you've got the space, save up for the ronco.  I still have this, I just don't use it anymore."
$19.99
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

McCormick Grill Mates Marinade, Garlic, Herb & Wine, 0.87 oz (Pack of 6)
4.  McCormick Grill Mates Marinade, Garlic, Herb & Wine, 0.87 oz (Pack of 6) 
The list author says:
  "Cheaper if your local store carries it.

Currently my favorite marinade. Gallon zip-type bag, chicken thighs, and this marinade.  Then put the marinaded thighs in the Ronco rotisserie tray, and 35-40 minutes later, you're good to go.  Dripping fat and marinade."
$21.45   Used & New from: $16.78
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Chef Paul Prudhomme's Magic Seasoning Blends ~ Magic 4-Pack, Qty. Four  2-ounce bottels
5.  Chef Paul Prudhomme's Magic Seasoning Blends ~ Magic 4-Pack, Qty. Four 2-ounce bottels by Magic Seasoning Blends
The list author says:
  "Couldn't find the main item that lists all of their varieties.

The chicken blend is very good for whole chickens and parts.  For whole chicken, blend and salt on the outside and salt the cavity.

Always have pork and chicken on hand, others are good, but I don't use them nearly as much.

The pork blend is good for tenderloins and chops.

I prefer the "Seafood" over the "Blackened Seafood.""
$12.95
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

Busha Browne's Spicy Jerk Sauce
6.  Busha Browne's Spicy Jerk Sauce by Busha Browne
The list author says:
  "Marinate chicken pieces and rotisserie. Also BL/SL chicken breasts marinated, sautéed, and put on a roll with lettuce, tomato, cheese, etc."
$7.60   Used & New from: $1.50
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Vigo Black Beans and Rice, 8-Ounce Pouches (Pack of 12)
7.  Vigo Black Beans and Rice, 8-Ounce Pouches (Pack of 12) by Vigo
The list author says:
  "Very good rice and bean mix.  This works quite nicely as a side for the Busha Jamaican Jerk Chicken.

This is not a Black Bean soup."
$25.98
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

ChiBetter Than Bouillon Chicken Base 8oz
8.  ChiBetter Than Bouillon Chicken Base 8oz by Better Than Bouillon
The list author says:
  "The best Bouillon out there.  No it's not one of those little yellow cubes.  This is a paste, goo, goop.  Very Cool.

They have like 15 flavors, including regular and low sodium.

http://www.superiortouch.com/retail/products/better-than-bouillon

Check out their web page"
$8.80   Used & New from: $5.79
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (88 customer reviews)

Jane's Krazy Mixed Up Salt, 4-Ounce Unit (Pack of 12)
9.  Jane's Krazy Mixed Up Salt, 4-Ounce Unit (Pack of 12) by Jane's Krazy
The list author says:
  "goes well with steamed veggies.  I like a cascadian farms frozen veggie mix - peas, carrots, and corn.  No green beans, yaah!!!!  Well that mix and a little of this salt mixture are quite good.

My brother uses it with several other veggies.  I think one recipe is asparagus, olive oil and janes in a grill pan or a sautee pan."
$30.73   Used & New from: $21.98
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (74 customer reviews)

Uncle Ben's Instant Rice, 24-Ounce Boxes (Pack of 6)
10.  Uncle Ben's Instant Rice, 24-Ounce Boxes (Pack of 6) by Uncle Ben's
The list author says:
  "I like rice.  Better product though, is Par Excellence Garden Harvest, Amazon doesn't seem to carry it.

http://www.producersrice.com/products/food.html

Trader Joes has a Basamati rice and veggie mix.  Add a little chicken broth, a cube is too much, but some chicken base - see above."
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2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Ken's Steak House Honey Mustard Salad Dressing - 6 Pack
11.  Ken's Steak House Honey Mustard Salad Dressing - 6 Pack by Ken's
The list author says:
  "I'm not sure this is the stuff.  No picture.

I use it mostly for chicken fingers.  It's also quite good on salads and sandwiches. I prefer the light version.  I haven't been ale to find it since moving back to CA.  The lite is not quite as good, but I think only like 40% of the calories, it was a very big difference. According to Kens website, they no longer make the lite."
$32.49   Used & New from: $19.90
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Louisiana Red Beans And Rice, 8-Ounce Boxes (Pack of 12)
12.  Louisiana Red Beans And Rice, 8-Ounce Boxes (Pack of 12) by Louisiana
The list author says:
  "Really good Red Beans and Rice.  I have always made it as a side dish.  I have not cut up a smoked sausage and made a meal of it yet.  Will do.  Otherwise very good. It's a little soupy.

Mahatma rice has a good mix as well, not nearly as much liquid when it's finished.

Vigo rice has a good RB&R mix as well."
$37.65   Used & New from: $24.55
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Mahatma - Red Beans & Rice - 8oz bag
13.  Mahatma - Red Beans & Rice - 8oz bag by Mahatma
The list author says:
  "Found the Mahatma Red Beans and Rice.

Very Good mix.  Regular instructions leave the sauce a little thin. I generally add the extra 1/4 cup of water to make it saucier.

Smoked Sausage, good add in - heat(fry) them in the pan first, no additional fat needed."
$7.75
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

Authentic Spanish Rice Mix
14.  Authentic Spanish Rice Mix by Mahatma
The list author says:
  "Great price.

Very good rice - the best packaged spanish rice I've ever had.

Some taquerias sell rice and beans "to go" for cheap.  Check your favorite place next time you're there.

Anyhow, this is cheap and relatively quick, add a can refried beans and you've got a nice pair of sides, for homemade tacos, burritos, enchiladas, chile verde, Carnitas etc."
$6.00   Used & New from: $0.99
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

Knorr Sides Plus Veggies, Cheddar Cheese Pasta with Broccoli & Carrots, 4.4-Ounce Pouches (Pack of 12)
15.  Knorr Sides Plus Veggies, Cheddar Cheese Pasta with Broccoli & Carrots, 4.4-Ounce Pouches (Pack of 12) by Knorr
The list author says:
  "Leftover chicken or pork chop, microwaved while this is on the stove, very nice.

Other flavors are good. When I was doing my search on Amazon, I ran into several flavors I've never seen before.

Blast the SF Bay Area for it's small grocery stores, no shelf space.  The selection in UT was much larger. A 12 pack is too much to test.

Maybe a Special Order at Lucky."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Knorr Gravy Classics, Roasted Pork Gravy Mix, 1.3-Ounce Packages (Pack of 24)
16.  Knorr Gravy Classics, Roasted Pork Gravy Mix, 1.3-Ounce Packages (Pack of 24) by Knorr
The list author says:
  "Great gravy.

Meal, pork tenderloin (baked) or chops (pan fried), white rice or rice/veggie mix.

For the rice mix use a peas/carrots or peas/carrots/corn mix - mix rice and veggies together, and pour gravy over it.

A lot better than McCormick's, just personal taste here."
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4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

Lawry's Seasoned Salt, 16 oz
17.  Lawry's Seasoned Salt, 16 oz by Lawry's
The list author says:
  "A catch all salt/spice.

I use it for beef burgers, steaks, and potatoes.

I've also used it on chicken and pork, but since my family starting using the Paul Prodhomme's salts/spices, I've stopped using this salt for those meats.

But when I make the Campbells mushroom soup rice chicken casserole, I use this on the chicken."
$7.23   Used & New from: $4.93
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

Cuisinart HB-154PC Smart Stick Hand Blender With Whisk & Chopper Attachments - Club Model
18.  Cuisinart HB-154PC Smart Stick Hand Blender With Whisk & Chopper Attachments - Club Model by Cuisinart
The list author says:
  "Very useful. Blender, food processor, mixer, all in one easy to hold utensil, just swap out the attachment.

Not sure this is my exact model, but it's got the same parts.

Whisk for pancakes (tempura?), chopper for veggies, blender for soups, drinks.  Most machine washable, chopper top is the exception."
$49.95   Used & New from: $49.49
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (294 customer reviews)

Calphalon JR8782-2P Contemporary Nonstick 2-1/2-Quart Shallow Saucepan with Lid
19.  Calphalon JR8782-2P Contemporary Nonstick 2-1/2-Quart Shallow Saucepan with Lid by Calphalon
The list author says:
  "Should have been on the list sooner.

My favorite pan/pot. It can do just about everything. A chicken breast covers up almost the whole bottom, so a little small for sauteeing.

I've used it for a single New York Strip, fried potatoes, rice (just okay), very good for rice a roni, other rice mixes, breakfast scrambles, etc.

I'm going to try frying fish or chicken in this."
$49.96   Used & New from: $49.95
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (210 customer reviews)

Calphalon C1210P Commercial Nonstick 10-Inch International Griddle/Crepe Pan
20.  Calphalon C1210P Commercial Nonstick 10-Inch International Griddle/Crepe Pan by Calphalon
The list author says:
  "I wish I had omelette pan instead of the crepe pan, but whatever. Higher lip and a lid.

Anyhow, great for sauteeing, chicken, both BL/SL breasts and parts, steaks, and chops. pan fried potatoes with some Lawry's seasoned salt

Scramble - cook hash browns, and/or veggies, when potatoes mostly done add breakfast meat or steak-ums type product, last add eggs when meat is cooked"
$46.95
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (584 customer reviews)

Outset QS70 Square Stainless Steel Grill Wok
21.  Outset QS70 Square Stainless Steel Grill Wok by Outset
The list author says:
  "I don't own one, but I think this would work well for grilled veggies.  An olive oil bath and some spices/salt & pepper/rub.  You get the idea.  Might work for shrimp or scallops, don't know might stick.

It's on my wish list."
$22.05
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

OXO Good Grips Meat Pounder
22.  OXO Good Grips Meat Pounder by OXO
The list author says:
  "I don't have a meat tenderizer/pounder, that I know of. I have several recipes that would work with this though.

My mothers best dish - a veal dish (we use sliced turkey breast), needs to have the turkey tenderized.  I've never tried to make it.  The sauce is straight forward, mirepoix, some water, tomato paste, some chicken broth, etc. Anyhow, very good."
$15.95   Used & New from: $10.49
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews)

OXO Good Grips Smooth Edge Can Opener
23.  OXO Good Grips Smooth Edge Can Opener by OXO
The list author says:
  "I have an older generation of this.

Very Good product.  I don't need an upgrade yet, but the Oxo would be the one I would go with.

I don't think I've ever had a bad Oxo product."
$21.95   Used & New from: $19.25
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (831 customer reviews)

KitchenAid Silicone Spoon Spatula, Black
24.  KitchenAid Silicone Spoon Spatula, Black by KitchenAid
The list author says:
  "Not the exact model, but similar.

I consider it a must have now.

I don't use it for eggs, they stick to the spatula, but for just about everything else it's great.

I prefer this spoon/spatula over wooden spoons.

Not good for ground meats."
Used & New from: $6.90
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix 24ct
25.  Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix 24ct by Jiffy
The list author says:
  "Great Cornbread.

9in pyrex dish is how I make it most of the time.  I'd like to get a silicone cupcake/muffin pan and try the mix then.

Does anyone know if you can use jiffy to coat fish/catfish?  Is it too thick? Found a site that suggested using it dry for fish."
$24.35
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

Norpro Stoneware Butter Keeper
26.  Norpro Stoneware Butter Keeper by Norpro
The list author says:
  "If you like spreadable butter, these crocks/bells are the way to go.

Very Cool.  In more than one way.

I forgot how much I missed sourdough baguettes.  Utah has a sourdough, but it's not the same."
$10.53   Used & New from: $5.24
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (759 customer reviews)

IIT 04048 1-Quart Jumbo Spray Bottle
27.  IIT 04048 1-Quart Jumbo Spray Bottle by IIT
The list author says:
  "yes for the kitchen.

w/water Good for microwaving foods, especially pizza, pasta, and rice.  Microwaves heat water, use a couple of squirts just before microwaving leftovers, they look better and I think taste better.

I also use it when sauteeing some meats. Usually when I goof and have the heat on too high to start with.

w/oil, I used for sauteeing and pyrex dishes, instead of pam."
$6.59
2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

J&D's Baconnaise Bacon Flavored Spread, Regular, 15-Ounce Jars (Pack of 3)
28.  J&D's Baconnaise Bacon Flavored Spread, Regular, 15-Ounce Jars (Pack of 3) by J & D Foods
The list author says:
  "I had to add this to the list.

No, I don't want this and I haven't tried it. Read the reviews some people just love it.

I was thinking.  Take some chicken thighs, coat them in baconnaise, cover with bread crumbs, and deep fry."
$21.84   Used & New from: $17.99
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (96 customer reviews)

Kershaw Taskmaster Shears
29.  Kershaw Taskmaster Shears by Kershaw
The list author says:
  "Excellent scissors.

It feels like overkill using them on plastic bags.  But then I use these shears to take apart a chicken and really appreciate them.

These come apart so you can clean them really well."
$28.99   Used & New from: $25.16
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (121 customer reviews)

Mrs Dash Seasoning Mrs. Dash Original Chicken Grill, 2.5-Ounce Shakers (Pack of 6)
30.  Mrs Dash Seasoning Mrs. Dash Original Chicken Grill, 2.5-Ounce Shakers (Pack of 6) by Mrs. Dash
The list author says:
  "I really like this blend.  I use it as an alternate to Paul Prodhomme's Poultry Magic.

For a long time I would pull a rotation system, 2 or 3 chickens with PPPM and one with this blend.  I did that for a couple of years.  I liked it.

I do cheat a little though, I salt the cavity and use the blend on the outside."
$31.67   Used & New from: $29.95

Cookwell & Company All Natural Green Chile Stew Two-step Mix 34 Ounces
31.  Cookwell & Company All Natural Green Chile Stew Two-step Mix 34 Ounces by Cookwell & Company
The list author says:
  "This looks good. $12 :(

My brother makes a very good chile verde.  I haven't tried to make it.

I would sometimes buy Juanita's Chile Verde (canned), w/ some rice, beans, cheese and tortilla's, I could make some decent burrito's, not restaurant quality.  It nuked well.

BL/SL C breasts or a cubed pork t-loin (or 2) smothered in the slow cooker, sounds very good right now."
$11.99
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

Snyder's of Hanover Pretzel Dips with Hershey's Special Dark Chocolate, 7-Ounce Packages (Pack of 9)
32.  Snyder's of Hanover Pretzel Dips with Hershey's Special Dark Chocolate, 7-Ounce Packages (Pack of 9) by Snyder's of Hanover
The list author says:
  "I really like these snacks.

They have 3 flavors that I like.  The regular, milk choc variety, the dark choc variety - pictured, and the choc covered peanut butter pretzel sandwiches.

Trader Joe's has a chocolate covered peanut butter and pretzel sandwich which is as good as the Snyder's one.

Best part, you get a chocolate fix withing huge calories.

Snyder's pls switch to a zip-type bag."
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10" Bamboo Skewers
33.  10" Bamboo Skewers by Unknown
The list author says:
  "I'm not sure 10" skewers would work in the ronco.  Skewered shrimp shifted.  The skewers might touch the works, it would probably snap, but why push you're luck, 8" works.

Spice/marinade the shrimp, Mojito Lime from McCormick :). Citrus Blend, want to try. 20-25 mins later :).

I'm going to try skewering the shrimp before marinading next time, messy."
$7.35   Used & New from: $1.39

Stove Top Stuffing Mix, Chicken, 8-Ounce Canisters (Pack of 6)
34.  Stove Top Stuffing Mix, Chicken, 8-Ounce Canisters (Pack of 6) by Stove Top
The list author says:
  "Too much butter, half works fine.

Roast a Chicken, several options listed above, marinade not a good combo.

Fix a box of this and some McCormick Chick Gravy, a veggie and you've got a great Sunday dinner.

Sautee some celery than add to the stuffing gives it some umph or some cooked peas/carrots.

Good, cheap, filling. Nukes okay."
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Pyrex 6109043 Bakeware 5-Piece Baking Dish Set, Clear
35.  Pyrex 6109043 Bakeware 5-Piece Baking Dish Set, Clear by Pyrex
The list author says:
  "So many things.

Meatloaf, chicken (whole and parts), spaghetti bake, shepherds pie, stuffed pasta, ...

Ground beef, onion, beef broth, peas/carrots, bay leaf, instant mashed potatoes, (cheese?) assemble and bake.

Cheap, not difficult, filling.

Pyrex makes it possible."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

Barilla Linguine, 16 oz (Pack of 12)
36.  Barilla Linguine, 16 oz (Pack of 12) by Barilla
The list author says:
  "Good pasta.

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/paula-deen/baked-spaghetti-recipe/index.html

I'm not a fan of bell peppers, so mushrooms, another onion.

Also mix the ground meat. A couple of italian sausage (casing removed), turkey, pork.

Very filling, nukes well. Not too difficult, but takes some time."
$29.95

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