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Guilty pleasures you introduce your kids/friends too

I had an Aunt that made all the foods my mother never did- lipton cup a soup, carnation instant breakfast, tv dinners and the like. The best though were pigs-in-a-blanket. Pop n fresh dough and mini hot dogs. To die for,

Somehow the conversation came up and my son was all over it. Like my mom I rarely use processed foods and make pretty much everything from scratch.

Well the another night (coupons in hand) I bought some little smokies and crescent dough. OMG- you would have thought he died and went to heaven.

So what guilty pleasure have you turned someone onto?

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  1. When we had a French exchange student last spring, she wasn't too adventurous in terms of food, so I gave up and fed her mac and cheese out of a box (which my kids adore and prefer to the homemade variety) and smores made with marshmallows roasted over a fire in the fireplace. She'd never had smores either (and my kids had never had them in the living room but boy did they like it). When my daughter went to visit in June, we sent her with a few boxes of Annie's mac and cheese mix as a hostess gift. The lady of the house thought we were off our rockers but the teenager was on the moon with delight and explained to her mom that everyone likes this foul stuff (we bought the organic kind, not Kraft so her mom would let her eat it).

    1. Tomatoes with scrambled eggs over rice

      Ice cream sandwich made with Pop Tarts and vanilla ice cream

      Ketchup fried rice with Chinese pork floss

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      1. re: ipsedixit

        Ice cream sandwiches made with pop tarts?! I'm so excited that this idea exists in the world!

      2. That incredibly bad, incredibly good bacon cheeseburger on a glazed doughnut. In my defense I split the doughnut and did not use two.
        Oh, and that incredibly bad , incredibly good bacon-wrapped mac and cheese, batter-dipped and deepfried. For this one, I have zero defense.
        Shame abounds.

        1. Chocolate dipped pork rinds.