Love Bites Finger licking good! Heavenly temptations! Crunch! http://www.lunch.com/morsel <![CDATA[ Chicken Wings - Eating "Buffalo" Wings Like a Buffalonian]]>
Forget all the imitators, like Buffalo Wild Wings. Buffalo is still the only city on Earth that does proper wings. Everyone on the outside just screws it up. There's absolutely no debate about the right way to prepare buffalo wings: You deep fry them. I know oven cooking has its champions, but then they're not wings. The real deal is ALWAYS done in oil in the deep fryer. Also, when I say wings, I mean WINGS - not those itty bitty little popples that are thumb-size. REAL wings are about the size of your fist. Once they're done deep frying, you slather them in hot sauce. For an authentic wing, make sure it's Frank's Hot Sauce. It's like going to Philadelphia and ordering a cheesesteak: There are NO substitutes. If anyone asks you what kind of sauce you want on your wings, you're at the wrong joint. All the wings in Buffalo are served with hot sauce unless you ask otherwise. Carrots and celery and blue cheese on the side. The wings themselves are normally a side dish to a pizza. If you're complaining about your cholesterol at this point, why the hell are you even eating out?

In Buffalo, to properly order a dish of wings, it takes only a trio of words: Double wings hot! The first is the size of the order: Single, double, or triple. Single is ten, double 20, and triple, well, you can figure it out. The second is the order itself, the wings. No, no one in Buffalo ever calls them buffalo wings. They're just wings. If you're being formal, they're chicken wings. Asking for buffalo wings will net you nothing but confused looks from the server and mark you as the person from out of town. The final word is the degree of hotness in the sauce: Mild, medium, or hot. Make a note that if you ever drop into Duff's, every sauce degree is one up from what the label says. Mild is medium, medium is hot, hot is very hot, and they do serve a very hot there which I'm not crazy enough to try to order. The highest heat degree served at Duff's is called Suicide, and that's the official name. Be very, VERY careful with those suckers.

Wash down with ice-cold beer or pop while bitching about the terrible fortunes of the local sports teams. There's plenty to bitch about.

Real wings should be crispy on the outside, more tender on the inside. The meat can't afford to be dry, and you shouldn't be fighting to chew or drinking as you chew. The main taste of the wings comes from the chicken skin being dunked in hot sauce. Proper wings DO have bones - none of this boneless bullshit, that's watering them down for the masses. They're also large - if you're trying to eat wings smaller than your thumb, they're not proper wings, and that's that.

Wings are an integral part of the culture in Buffalo. They're the city's contribution to the American cuisine landscape. You know how ubiquitous they are in Buffalo? Let me put it this way: There's a nationally famous festival, the Chicken Wing Festival, which is held every year in Buffalo. That festival might sound like a fatherly tradition dating back to the 70's, but nope! The Chicken Wing Festival was only first held in 2002, and it was inspired by a late 90's animated movie called Osmosis Jones, in which Bill Murray played a character who lived a very unhealthy lifestyle and was determined to get to a chicken wing festival in Buffalo. It was a natural idea, but chicken wings are such a part of the culture here that we were taking them for granted and ignoring a great idea for a festival. The city's light flipped on and, a few years later, the Chicken Wing Festival was an annual tradition drawing vendors from all over the world.]]>
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<![CDATA[Avocado Quick Tip by RabidChihuahua]]> http://www.lunch.com/whatcanisay/reviews/food/UserReview-Avocado-232-1396005-233468.html http://www.lunch.com/whatcanisay/reviews/food/UserReview-Avocado-232-1396005-233468.html Mon, 11 Feb 2013 07:39:58 +0000 <![CDATA[Buffalo Wings Quick Tip by RabidChihuahua]]>
These restaurants offer what I think are stellar buffalo wings.

Pizza Hut/Wing Street
Zuni's House of Pizza
Tilted Kilt
Marti's Place at Ramsay's Landing
Quaker Steak & Lube]]>
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<![CDATA[Chocolate Quick Tip by woopak_the_thrill]]> This one thing that I can never stay away from for long. But it is true, that it makes clothes go smaller.

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<![CDATA[Hot Chocolate Quick Tip by RabidChihuahua]]> http://www.lunch.com/whatcanisay/reviews/drink/UserReview-Hot_Chocolate-232-1379219-229993.html http://www.lunch.com/whatcanisay/reviews/drink/UserReview-Hot_Chocolate-232-1379219-229993.html Tue, 20 Nov 2012 05:11:15 +0000 <![CDATA[Nature's Path Crunchy Vanilla Sunrise, 10.6-Ounce Boxes (Pack of 3) Quick Tip by woopak_the_thrill]]>
Took a chance and got a new cereal that is "gluten-free" (whatever that meant) and is `USDA organic'. Again, I eat what I eat because I want to, and I try to maintain a balanced diet. I am not all into this obsessive healthy diet, but I have to admit I was very impressed with Nature's Path "Crunchy Vanilla Sunrise".



I don't know how to start a review on cereal. Well, this stuff tastes really good and is lightly sweet (but it leaves a sweeter after taste). You can really taste the natural flavors around it. The corn, rice, flax, quinoa, buckwheat and amaranth are all blended together pretty well and the flavors do go well with each other. It has that `crunch' that I usually go for and while I don't have a kid, I can say that maybe a kid will like this cereal. I even topped it with some blueberries and bananas at times, and boy, it tastes even better. Also, one thing I look for is the fact that it does not get soggy for awhile after being immersed in milk. It kept its crunchy texture (but smooth) while I was eating it. One complaint, the vanilla taste is a little subtle, and I could taste more honey in it.

Now keep in mind, I only had one bowl of this cereal to do this review, so just how I'll feel about it after repeat servings, is yet to be told. I cannot say anything about its "repeat servings" as of yet.

Very impressed with this product and I think I may just have to use this as a snack even without milk. It is good....like what I like with my cereals. It is a little pricey at $ 10 a box, but hey, it is one of great quality. It is up to you if a cereal for $ 10 is worth it.]]>
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<![CDATA[Ben and Jerry's Chocolate Therapy Quick Tip by woopak_the_thrill]]>
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<![CDATA[ Best junk (food) in the world!]]> I like McDonald's especially when I crave for fried food. French fries is good but I only like them with chilli (especially the sweet and hot version; like Thai chilli) sauce and not ketchup. The only burger I eat is Filet-O-Fish and nothing else  (oh, may be once in a blue moon the McChicken). McDonald is also great to have when I'm broke! Other than that, I've no idea what the rest of McDonald means ;-)

Oh, I do love its hashbrowns! Matter of fact is, I love McDonald's for its grease (at least the oil is fresh, it could be worse!)! No one claims it's selling health food, do they? There was a time I liked its chicken nuggets but I haven't tasted it for years. No reason other than I've outgrown them, I suppose!



I do like its fast service, especially when I am about to catch a plane. And I found myself using its washroom more often than not when I was traveling about in a new city or country. I did enjoy its coffee from McCafe when I was in Budapest. That was one especially memorable coffee. 

So, yes, McDonald's has its value in more ways than one, LOL! At the very least, I can control my budget where McDonald is concerned, especially when one is on the road! Imagine going into restaurants and check their prices when you're low on cash! Rule of survival & McDonald's may be it for some!



For every single customer who hates McDonald's, I think there are at least three others who like it. Otherwise, you won't see the chain sprawling across the world, even more so than Starbucks and Walmart! Then again, other than Boeing's planes, this is one EXTREMELY successful American export! So why some Americans hate it is beyond me!

I do not think McDonald is "evil". I simply think one doesn't have to eat it every day and it serves its destiny for all of us once in awhile. Then again, don't take my word for it as I tend to be a junk food eater! Life is so lacking without junk food! Moderation is the key though, not isolation!]]>
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<![CDATA[Grilled Pineapple Quick Tip by woopak_the_thrill]]> http://www.lunch.com/morsel/reviews/d/UserReview-Grilled_Pineapple-271-1767210-213741.html http://www.lunch.com/morsel/reviews/d/UserReview-Grilled_Pineapple-271-1767210-213741.html Mon, 26 Sep 2011 21:36:37 +0000 <![CDATA[Raisins Quick Tip by BaronSamedi3]]> http://www.lunch.com/reviews/food/UserReview-Raisins-20-1426354-210847.html http://www.lunch.com/reviews/food/UserReview-Raisins-20-1426354-210847.html Thu, 28 Jul 2011 20:43:08 +0000 <![CDATA[Almond Quick Tip by BaronSamedi3]]> http://www.lunch.com/reviews/food/UserReview-Almond-20-1429977-210694.html http://www.lunch.com/reviews/food/UserReview-Almond-20-1429977-210694.html Sun, 24 Jul 2011 19:32:10 +0000 <![CDATA[Chocolate Quick Tip by BaronSamedi3]]> http://www.lunch.com/Gourmand/reviews/food/UserReview-Chocolate-2-1429578-210693.html http://www.lunch.com/Gourmand/reviews/food/UserReview-Chocolate-2-1429578-210693.html Sun, 24 Jul 2011 19:27:46 +0000 <![CDATA[Pineapple Quick Tip by BaronSamedi3]]> http://www.lunch.com/reviews/food/UserReview-Pineapple-20-1397588-210165.html http://www.lunch.com/reviews/food/UserReview-Pineapple-20-1397588-210165.html Mon, 11 Jul 2011 12:19:10 +0000 <![CDATA[ Send me some roasted pork, crunch!!!]]>
Roasted pork is not a new item either. It's prevalent in Singapore and for most  part, a snack one must have during the Chinese New Year. In fact, roasted pork is commonly found now in many Chinese societies in Asia, notably, Singapore, Hong Kong, Macau and China.

But... hear me out. This is NOT the usual roasted pork you and I are familiar with. It's roasted pork with a twist or two. It's one that's from wild boar (野山猪) and also one that's crunchy! Have you ever tasted pork that's crunchy?!?!?! I've caught your attention, haven't I?


Koikei has a great many snacks which are good, some of which are the almond cookies, white-sesame peanut candies and dried olive. Egg roll is also a favorite for many. 





The reason why I like the snacks from Macau is mostly due to the fact that many of them are crunchy and yummy! It's just a tad expensive and that's why it's a +4 rating and not +5, hehe...

Now that Macau is the gaming capital of the world with revenue exceeding that of Las Vegas, (yes... you hear me right!) and with increasing number of Chinese visiting the city, Koikei is making brisk business and has even expanded to Hong Kong! So, how about lowering some of the prices? ;-)

For visitors hoping to buy some of these goodies home for friends and families, you can easily find an outlet of Koikei each in Causeway Bay, Tsim Sha Tsui & Mongkok, Hong Kong. For those who does venture to the exciting city of Macau, Koikei can be found at the Venetian, Dream City and a few other locations in the city. For a list of outlets, click here

Happy snacking!!!]]>
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<![CDATA[Koi Kei Bakery (钜记手信) Quick Tip by Sharrie]]>
What do you fancy? 
Egg rolls, almond cookies, calamary, roasted pork, peanut candies or Portuguese tart? Yes, all can be had under one roof! 

Boy, I sound like an advertiser, LOL...





My sister went gaga over its peanut candies, I've my favorites too! If you love snacking, you'll love Koikei!!!]]>
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<![CDATA[Scone Quick Tip by woopak_the_thrill]]> http://www.lunch.com/morsel/reviews/d/UserReview-Scone-271-1749057-209687.html http://www.lunch.com/morsel/reviews/d/UserReview-Scone-271-1749057-209687.html Fri, 1 Jul 2011 18:42:01 +0000 <![CDATA[Mango Quick Tip by woopak_the_thrill]]> Mango rules!]]> http://www.lunch.com/morsel/reviews/musician/UserReview-Mango-271-1397405-209685.html http://www.lunch.com/morsel/reviews/musician/UserReview-Mango-271-1397405-209685.html Fri, 1 Jul 2011 18:34:11 +0000 <![CDATA[Pineapple Quick Tip by woopak_the_thrill]]> http://www.lunch.com/morsel/reviews/food/UserReview-Pineapple-271-1397588-209684.html http://www.lunch.com/morsel/reviews/food/UserReview-Pineapple-271-1397588-209684.html Fri, 1 Jul 2011 18:25:44 +0000 <![CDATA[Coconut Quick Tip by woopak_the_thrill]]> http://www.lunch.com/morsel/reviews/food/UserReview-Coconut-271-1430061-209683.html http://www.lunch.com/morsel/reviews/food/UserReview-Coconut-271-1430061-209683.html Fri, 1 Jul 2011 18:23:02 +0000 <![CDATA[ Give In!]]>
There are few such things as bad chocolate chip cookies. The bad ones are just sugar cookies with chocolate chips placed sparsely throughout. The good ones - lord are there EVER a lot of them - have the chocolate as the main attraction, not just the side bar, and this is so easy to figure out that most corporate entities like Keebler even have it figured out. Even school cafeteria cooks can make good chocolate chip cookies!

Consisting of cookies with chocolate chips, the chocolate chip cookies is an American masterpiece of culinary simplicity. To me, they should be soft and have enough chips to get a good amount of chocolate in every bite. That fresh-from-the-over warmth is also a big help, but if it's a well-made cookie, the warmth is optional.

To make them at home, most of the chocolate chip cookies I've baked consist of various ingredient combinations of butter, flour, baking soda, salt, white sugar, brown sugar, vanilla, and eggs with some chips. I always use semi-sweet chips - milk chocolate chips create too much of a sugary sweetness.

The chocolate chip cookie, I've read, was invented in the 1930's when a woman who was baking bought a large block of chocolate which she cut up and tossed into her cookie dough, expecting the chocolate to melt and combine with the dough. That didn't happen, of course, but you have to imagine what her reaction was when she saw the everyone loved the things anyway.

Chocolate chip cookies are now an indelible part of American culture, and thank god for that!]]>
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<![CDATA[Cheese Quick Tip by BaronSamedi3]]> http://www.lunch.com/Gourmand/reviews/food/UserReview-Cheese-2-1395182-208602.html http://www.lunch.com/Gourmand/reviews/food/UserReview-Cheese-2-1395182-208602.html Sat, 11 Jun 2011 18:54:57 +0000 <![CDATA[Hot Chocolate Quick Tip by BaronSamedi3]]> http://www.lunch.com/Gourmand/reviews/drink/UserReview-Hot_Chocolate-2-1379219-208315.html http://www.lunch.com/Gourmand/reviews/drink/UserReview-Hot_Chocolate-2-1379219-208315.html Sun, 5 Jun 2011 13:16:34 +0000 <![CDATA[Grilled Cheese Sandwiches Quick Tip by BaronSamedi3]]> http://www.lunch.com/Gourmand/reviews/food/UserReview-Grilled_Cheese_Sandwiches-2-1332960-208258.html http://www.lunch.com/Gourmand/reviews/food/UserReview-Grilled_Cheese_Sandwiches-2-1332960-208258.html Fri, 3 Jun 2011 23:09:10 +0000 <![CDATA[Avocado Quick Tip by Sharrie]]>




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<![CDATA[Green Seedless Grapes Quick Tip by Sharrie]]>


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<![CDATA[Almond Quick Tip by Sharrie]]> http://www.lunch.com/morsel/reviews/food/UserReview-Almond-271-1429977-207148.html http://www.lunch.com/morsel/reviews/food/UserReview-Almond-271-1429977-207148.html Sun, 8 May 2011 08:11:33 +0000 <![CDATA[Mauna Loa Macadamias Quick Tip by Sharrie]]> I love the ones coated with Kona coffee. Simply the best. The sweetness and flagrance of the Kona coffee complements the slightly salty macadamia nuts perfectly! One of Mauna Loa's best products. I could finish a can per day!




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<![CDATA[Pistachio Quick Tip by Sharrie]]> http://www.lunch.com/morsel/reviews/food/UserReview-Pistachio-271-1429991-207146.html http://www.lunch.com/morsel/reviews/food/UserReview-Pistachio-271-1429991-207146.html Sun, 8 May 2011 07:55:49 +0000 <![CDATA[Ebikomaru Quick Tip by Sharrie]]> http://www.lunch.com/morsel/reviews/d/UserReview-Ebikomaru-271-1733949-207145.html http://www.lunch.com/morsel/reviews/d/UserReview-Ebikomaru-271-1733949-207145.html Sun, 8 May 2011 07:52:29 +0000 <![CDATA[Cashew Quick Tip by Sharrie]]>



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<![CDATA[Mango Quick Tip by Sharrie]]> http://www.lunch.com/goindonesia/reviews/musician/UserReview-Mango-142-1397405-206568.html http://www.lunch.com/goindonesia/reviews/musician/UserReview-Mango-142-1397405-206568.html Fri, 29 Apr 2011 02:50:29 +0000 <![CDATA[ Kraft Planters Trail Mix Sweet & Nut 6oz Bags Are Perfect for Road Trips.]]> made in the USA. These are also excellent for snacking while you are at work.

Nutritional Values
Each serving is equal to 3 teaspoons and you will get 5 servings per bag. This is equal to 160 calories per serving, and you will get 90 of them are from fat. The total fat is 10g, saturated fat is 2g, and 0 trans fat, polyunsaturated fat is 2.5g, monounsaturated fat 5g, cholesterol 0mg, sodium 35mg, total carbohydrates 15g, dietary fiber 2g, sugar 11g, protein 5g. This trail mix have vitamins A 0%, C 0%,  calcium 2%, iron 6%, copper 10%, magnesium 10%, and manganese 10%. This is based on a 2000 calorie a day diet.

Ingredients
This has peanuts, raisins, chocolate candy pieces, milk chocolate {sugar, cocoa butter, milk, chocolate, lactose, soy lecithin-emulsifier, vanillin-artificial flavor}, sugar and artificial colors, which include blue 2 lake, yellow lake 5, yellow 6 lake, red 40 lake, gum Arabic, corn syrup, carnauba wax, beeswax, confectioner's glaze, soy, wheat, raisins, almonds, milk chocolate covered peanuts, milk chocolate sugar, cashews, peanuts, sesame seeds, dried cranberries, and  cottonseed oil and sea salt. Low sodium and no high fructose corn syrup.
 
Taste and Experience
All throughout the year we purchase these bags of trail mix, and they make our taste buds stream with water. When we purchase bags of these nut and candy we cannot get them without getting some sodas  to go with it. We have also added some other snacks inside of a big bowl for a tastier treat. The only problem with this is, that is when we start eating these before the big party starts we usually eat them up before anything starts.

These taste so good, that we can't stop eating them until we see the bottom of the bowl or bag and every little piece of candy and nuts are gone. Everyone will love the flavor of these trail mix bags and kids will scoop up handfuls of these candies and chocolate. This trail mix is made in such a way as to form saliva in your mouth and allow you to pick up a heaping scoop of more candy and nuts, unlike the cookies or chips that you may purchase, these will  keep you coming back for more. For everyone that likes a saltier flavor, but does not want the sodium this is the treat for you. This mix will make your mouth water even more. Planters makes these bags just big enough and tasty enough not to ruin your diet. I like a little bit of salty flavor but not too much that I have to drink a gallon of water.

Warning
The only warning that this has is if you allergic to peanuts or any kind of nuts do not eat these and also do not give this product to kids under the age of 6. These little pieces can cause a choking hazard.  

Conclusion
All of the planters products that I have had has never compromised freshness or taste. I love the sweetness of the dried cranberries added to the trail mix. This add more to the mix and will make you mouth water and you will want to eat the whole bag. You will not regret adding this to your party supplies. Your family will see a bowl of this trail mix and before you know it this will disappear right before your eyes. Be prepared to have to purchase several bags for your parties, this is one treat that will never be left over.]]>
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<![CDATA[ These make excellent party treats, Kraft Planters Trail Mix Nuts Chocolate 6oz Bags]]>  
Nutritional Values
Each serving is equal to 3 teaspoons and you will get 6 servings per bag. This is equal to 150 calories per serving, and you will get 80 of them are from fat. The total fat is 9g, saturated fat is 2.5g, and 0 trans fat, polyunsaturated fat is 2g, monounsaturated fat 4.5g, cholesterol 0mg, sodium 20mg, total carbohydrates 14g, dietary fiber 2g, sugar 12g, protein 4g. This trail mix have vitamins A 0%, C 0%,  calcium 2%, iron 4%, copper 10%, magnesium 15%. This is based on a 2000 calorie a day diet.

Ingredients
This has peanuts, chocolate candy pieces, milk chocolate {sugar, cocoa butter, milk, chocolate, lactose, soy lecithin-emulsifier, vanillin-artificial flavor}, sugar and artificial colors which include yellow lake 5, yellow 6, 1 lake, red 40 lake, gum Arabic, corn syrup, carnauba wax, beeswax, confectioner's glaze, soy, wheat, raisins, almonds, cashews, peanut and  cottonseed oil and sea salt.
 
Taste and Experience
All throughout the year we purchase these bags of trail mix, and they make our taste buds stream with water. When we purchase bags of these nut and candy we cannot get them without getting some sodas  to go with it. We have also added some other snacks inside of a big bowl for a tastier treat. The only problem with this is, that is when we start eating these before the big party starts we usually eat them up before anything starts.

These taste so good, that we can't stop eating them until we see the bottom of the bowl or bag and every little piece of candy and nuts are gone. Everyone will love the flavor of these trail mix bags and kids will scoop up handfuls of these candies and chocolate. This trail mix is made in such a way as to form saliva in your mouth and allow you to pick up a heaping scoop of more candy and nuts, unlike the cookies or chips that you may purchase, these will  keep you coming back for more. For everyone that likes a saltier flavor, but does not want the sodium this is the treat for you. This mix will make your mouth water even more. Planters makes these bags just big enough and tasty enough not to ruin your diet. I like a little bit of salty flavor but not too much that I have to drink a gallon of water.

Conclusion
You will not regret adding this to your party supplies. Your family will see a bowl of this trail mix and before you know it this will disappear right before your eyes. Be prepared to have to purchase several bags for your parties, this is one treat that will never be left over.]]>
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<![CDATA[ Indispensable healthy treat recipes for the whole family!]]>  

With summer approaching I am really looking forward to serving cold healthy snacks to my daughter and any kids visiting. For the most part because I've got my hands on Ice Pop Joy, an indispensable resource for nutritiously entertaining kids through the warm months (and any other time they ask for an ice pop). Anni Daulter always gets it right with kids nutrition, her book Organically Raised was also a hit with us. I never buy any sort of pre-made frozen treats because most of them are made with ingredients that can hardly be called 'edible'. Even organic ice cream isn't exactly good for you. With this book you can actually make really healthy ice pops with a nutritional punch and instead of feeling guilty you'll be feeling proud giving it to your kids (and the whole family).
 
(gorgeous sample spread above)
 
I honestly had no idea you could do so much with an ice pop! Yogurt and vegetables? Why didn't I think of that? The book is just brimming with recipes I can't wait to try once I officially get our ice pop maker. For now I really wanted to test at least one recipe even without the tools I needed. I decided to make the Goo Goo Ga Ga pop from page 65, I had the ingredients on hand. Apples, mango chunks, and Greek yogurt sound like a heavenly combination! I substituted the Greek yogurt with plain whole fat organic yogurt I had. I put the puree into plastic tumblers, the only thing I had on hand to make sort of an ice pop and I stuck gelato spoons in it once it froze half way. Really quick and easy to make!
 

After dinner we ate it so fast I forgot to snap a photo of my toddler thoroughly enjoying it. My husband loved it too, not to mention myself! I know what we'll be snacking on when warm weather rolls around. I also can't wait to try the Green Machine ice pop with spinach and the Peace Pop with carrots.

Win a copy of Ice Pop Joy at Eco-Babyz, 2 winners! Ends April 21st.
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<![CDATA[Edamame Quick Tip by Clay_Miller]]> http://www.lunch.com/HealthyLifestyle/reviews/food/UserReview-Edamame-108-1418169-202919.html http://www.lunch.com/HealthyLifestyle/reviews/food/UserReview-Edamame-108-1418169-202919.html Tue, 1 Mar 2011 16:24:08 +0000 <![CDATA[ Review: Fusion Sweets gourmet confectionery]]> A couple of months before Christmas I was poking around on Phyrra’s website and came across a post that mentioned Fusion Sweets, a gourmet confectionery on Etsy (the best place to buy independent.) I visited the shop and was amazed to discover a confectionery I had been coveting for ages: rose flavored marshmallows!

I knew I had to grab a sampler set from Fusion Sweets, bidding my time until my wallet refilled itself (slowly but surely) after the holidays. I kept it in my favorite shops list and I always had a mental note to remember to pay it forward and let Fusion Sweets know that I came by them via Phyrra, who would receive a discount on her next order for referring me. Surprisingly enough, I also received a small but greatly appreciated discount for using their referral system!

My Order: You Pick 4 Flavors Marshmallow Sampler 32 pieces – Gluten Free Edible Candy (8 oz). The flavors I chose: Rose, Grasshopper (chocolate and creme de menthe), Neapolitan, and Tickled Pink Strawberry. The cost for this (w/out shipping) was $13.97

Shipping: Shipping was $10.15, which made my eye twitch a little but I did contact the seller prior to making my order to make sure this was correct for my ZIP code and yes, this was definitely what it was going to cost and maybe then some because I’m in California and they’re in Michigan. I placed my order on the 6th of January, received a notice from UPS on the 10th and received my order on the 14th.

Delivery & Packaging: My parcel was delivered to my door by UPS (a service I have only a smattering of positive dealings with.) It was well secured and my marshmallows came in a delightful baby pink box that contained my marshmallows, each secured in their own plastic bag for freshness and flavor separation. Included with my order were a few business cards as well as bonus samples!

Samples:

Zesty Lemon Meringue Marshmallow (Vegan) – This was very tasty, but I would never add it to a hot cocoa mix. It’s great on its own and being vegan (without gelatin) did not remove any of the flavor or consistency found in typical marshmallows.

Mango, Rose & Lime hard candy – Amazing! I’m not one for hard candy, but this combination of flavors were so intense I didn’t even share my other sample with my boyfriend. The mango is tasted right off the bat, with a burst of lime and finally, rose to mellow out the other two. This is what I’d expect candy to taste like in Turkey or India.

French Sea Salt Butter Caramel – Their classic caramel was melty, soft smooth and just the right amount of salty and sweet. Indulgent to the core.

Some Like it Hot Thai Habanero Butter Caramel – OMG. HOT HOT HOT. I was in so much agony; tears were welling in my eyes and it took me over fifteen minutes to reclaim my taste buds. While I’m a huge fan of spicy food, I have never eaten something as hot as this caramel in all of my life. If you like a good, spicy punch in the jowls of heat, this is your candy. Not for me.

English Breakfast Butter Caramel – I saved the best for last. The tea is noticeable immediately and I was surprised that such a combination worked so harmoniously together. Rich, with a mighty depth this is the confection I am going to go back for when I return to Fusion Sweets.

Can you believe all of those wonderful samples, and I haven’t even begun on the marshmallows just yet! Onto the main review!

 

Gourmet Marshmallows by Fushion Sweets


Grasshopper – My second favorite and Boyfriends #1 marshmallow. Firstly, I could smell them from the parcel, behind the box and their plastic bag. One marshmallow will give your cocoa or coffee a good injection of chocolate mint. I would easily go on record saying one marshmallow is more flavorful than an entire container of mint chip ice cream – and I am a huge ice cream fan. A very refreshing, pleasurable flavor.

Tickled Pink Strawberry – Sadly, the strawberry is not as strong as the rose and grasshopper and only eating them solo was I able to truly enjoy the taste of strawberry – which was delightful. I think if I truly want a strawberry flavor to permeate my hot cocoa, I’m going to have to add three marshmallows at least.

Neapolitan – I wasn’t expecting a lot of WHAM! BAM! POW! flavor from this marshmallow simply because it would be difficult to get such an overpowering experience from squishing three flavors into one marshmallow. Like the strawberry marshmallow, one in your cocoa isn’t going to cut it because the chocolate will simply overwhelm the candy. Even when eating alone, I taste the chocolate most of all. Eating ti layer by layer as a sweet little snack is best ~ or, if you’re determined to have a neapolitan cocoa, perhaps add it to vanilla bean cocoa instead of chocolate.

Rose – Once again, saving the best for last. The goal behind purchasing from Fusion Sweets was to attain their rose marshmallow, as I covet everything rose flavored. Let me tell you: this marshmallow did NOT disappoint. The absolute paramount of rose confectionery, I feel like I’m in a period piece every time I take a sip of my rose infused cocoa. The rosewater Fusion Sweets uses to flavor must be of the highest quality to obtain such a deep, succulent flavor. Bonus for the candied rose that sits atop each marshmallow, good for eating on its own or brewing into tea. Rest assured, I will be going back for more.

Rose Marshmallow


Just so you get an idea of the innovation as well as the wide selection, here is a list of their current marshmallow flavors:

Fluffernutter (Peanut Butter)
Belgian Dark Chocolate
Mocha Surprise
So Not Boring Vanilla Bean
Matcha Green Tea
Grasshopper (Peppermint Creme de Menthe and Chocolate)
Toasted Coconut
Zesty Orange Cream
Lavender
Roasted Black Sesame
Kona Coffee
Lemon Meringue
Rose
Chocolate Orange Cointreau (Chocolate and Orange Liquor)
Neapolitan
Maple Syrup
Sweet Peach Jam and Orange Blossom
Tickled Pink Strawberry
Raspberry Lemonade


Overall Rating:

Quality: A+ These women know what they’re doing and they’re dedicated to their craft.

Worth My Money: B Honestly? I’d be paying over $20 for something as decadent as this in a gourmet store anyway.

Selection: A+ With nineteen marshmallow flavors, eighteen butter caramel flavors and a handful of hard candies to choose from, it’s safe to say you will not want for variety.
 

Helpful Links
Fusion Sweets on Etsy

Fusion Sweets on Twitter

BONUS: If you’re thinking about ordering from Fusion Sweets and would like a bonus discount for using their referral system, be sure to drop my Etsy user name when you place your order: motleymisfits

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<![CDATA[ A Harmonious Blend]]>
One minor issue: After eating about half the can, we left it sitting open one evening. I put the lid back one about two hours later and stored it. The next day, the nuts had become very sticky, as if the honey glaze had melted. I suppose I should have expected as much, living in humid South Florida. It didn't keep us from polishing off the can though, and I plan to make a trip back to the grocer to get more tonight!]]>
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<![CDATA[ Unflattering but versatile]]>
First of all, as the winter approached last year, I had to content with staying indoor more. I'm lazy, I don't like waking up early dawn and taking a shower (when it's freezing cold outside; blrrrrrrr....) and going out to get breakfast! Therein comes soda crackers to the rescue!

What I found most useful and welcoming (to the taste bud as well) is with these crackers I could stock up and eat them any time I like. 

Eating it on its own is a tad boring, despite the fact that it has some salt coating on it. So, what do I do?

Well, if you are like me, you'd dip them into a cup of hot coffee! They become something else when dip into coffee! I've done this more than a dozen time and I've yet gotten bored with them. I love getting some of the smaller packets (say 100g each) and eat half packet each time. They served great breakfast that way or whenever I'm hungry and try to stay clear of potato chips. These crackers still have that crunchy feel to it as long as you don't dip the entire cracker into the coffee mug! Try it, you'd be surprised how good that is! Also, these are dirt cheap, only about 10 to 20 cents each packet! 

Another thing which you may also want to try is to eat them with cheese. I'm sure you've tried this before. But, to add a little more fun, get some cheese and your favorite ice cream and see how that goes. I believe they should make quite a good combo. Have fun trying, perhaps even with thin slices of carrots or celery! Kids would enjoy this quite a bit!



After seeing the recent havoc created by floods in Brisbane, Australia, I'm more careful about survival (actually, more my tummy, LOL...). I do believe we should at least stock up food (dry food especially & also canned food like tuna chunks in olive oil and sardines) and water that will last us a minimum of 3 to 7 days. We have taken convenience for granted and assumed that the ATM and the supermarkets or grocery stores will always be opened. But, what if, they don't? Like the recent crisis in Iceland and the flood in Brisbane and the earthquake in Chile. Well, these are not underdeveloped or developing countries. These are developed countries with good infrastructure. Yet, there are times when food and water are not easily accessible. 

So, do yourself a favor. If not stocking up for the sake of emergency, then stock up for the fun of snacking ;-) To me, these crackers served a purpose if not two. They are versatile, cheap and tasty. They are also fun to eat! 

P.S. I'm sure they are great with Mexican salsa as well. They don't have to be boring food, they are great with anything you can come up with, it's all a matter of your imagination!

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<![CDATA[ The best ice cream I have ever tasted!!!]]>
Our experience: Now, keep in mind that I never made my own ice cream and I have only tried one organic ice cream before. My husband was the first to try it. His first observation was how creamy and soft it is even when eaten straight out of the freezer in comparison to our usual ice cream from Trader Joe's that is rock solid ice. It seems that the proportion of cream is what makes it so creamy, not just milk but actual cream. Perhaps how it is created has something to do with it too.

The second observation was that because of the lack of ice, the ice cream didn't cause him to have a sore throat. That is a big one in my book because it is the primary reason I don't eat ice cream, especially in the winter when the immune system is weak as is. Although Americans use cold to treat sore throat, that was not common practice in Russia where I was raised - hence now when I eat anything cold I get a sore throat. With Alden's Ice Cream I can finally enjoy it without worrying about getting sick even in the middle of winter! Not to mention that it just tastes heavenly. I love that it isn't loaded with sugar unlike most ice creams. I hate super sweet things, this has just the right balance. 

Quality & Value: I completely agree with Alden's that better ingredients make a better tasting ice cream! That's a no brainer. This is far superior to any ice cream I have tried, including Ben & Jerry's, Haagen Dazs, and even Stonyfield. As for the price, it isn't cheap. My husband and I were talking about it and decided we would rather have a little bit of this ice cream once in a while than a lot of the more affordable, cheap stuff. At $6.99 for a 48 ounce box, I can deal with it once a month or so. I'm willing to pay a little extra to avoid pesticides and the like. 

How is this green: Alden's only uses the best Certified Organic ingredients grown without pesticides. The milk comes from healthy cows raised without hormones or antibiotics, and they never use genetically modified ingredients. 

About the Company: Alden grew up in an 'ice cream family'. His mother is the owner of Julie's Organic Ice Cream. He wanted to create a lighter, less dense formula that would be sold in packages big enough for families. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Junior Mints Quick Tip by woopak_the_thrill]]>
"How can you not like a junior mint? It's chocolate...it's minty....it's delicious...it's VERY REFRESHING!!"]]>
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<![CDATA[ The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe]]> I love cookies, especially chocolate chip, but there is no doubt in my mind that not all cookies are created equally.

This recipe comes from my Aunt Carol, who has always made the best chocolate chip cookies.

Chocolate Chip Cookies 2

Ingredients needed:

  • 2 sticks room-temp butter (minus 1 tbs)
  • replace the one tbls of butter with 1 tbls of crisco
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 bag milk chocolate or semi-sweet chips
  • 1/4 cup of heath bar bits (optional)
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)

Ingredients for Chocolate Chip Cookies

Using a wooden spoon, cream the softened butter and the sugars.  Then add egg and vanilla, stir well.

Cream the Butter, Crisco, sugar and vanilla then add egg

Cream the Butter, Crisco, sugar and vanilla then add egg

Slowly add 2 1/2 cups flour to dough, mix well. Once mixed, add chocolate chips, toffee chips and crushed nuts to dough.

Add chocolate chips and nuts

Add chocolate chips and nuts

Drop spoon-sized amounts of chocolate chip cookie dough onto cookie sheet, evenly spaced.

Spoon balls of cookie dough on baking sheet

Spoon balls of cookie dough on baking sheet

Bake cookies 10-11 minutes or until center is still slightly soft but edges are golden brown. Immediately remove cookies from cookie sheet and place on cooling rack. Wait at least 10 minutes then serve with milk!
Platter of Chocolate Chip Cookies

Delicious!


  This recipe was originally published on Mi Vida Ocupada Blog]]>
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<![CDATA[ Peanut Butter Blossoms Recipe]]> Have any of ya’ll started making Christmas cookies yet? I’ve made one batch of my favorite cookies, Peanut Butter Blossoms and boy did they go quick!!

Peanut Butter Blossoms

This is the famous Hershey’s recipe, thought I would share it.

  • 24 HERSHEY’S KISSES Brand Milk Chocolates
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup REESE’S Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Granulated sugar

Heat oven to 375°F. Remove wrappers from chocolates.

Beat shortening and peanut butter in large bowl until well blended.

Combine Peanut Butter and Crisco

Add 1/3 cup granulated sugar and brown sugar; beat until fluffy.

Add Sugars to Peanut Butter Mixture

Add egg, milk and vanilla; beat well. Stir together flour, baking soda and salt; gradually beat into peanut butter mixture.

Add Vanilla, Egg and Milk to Peanut Butter-Sugar Mixture

Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in granulated sugar; place on ungreased cookie sheet.
Roll ball of dough in granulated sugar

Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned.

Peanut Butter Cookies

Immediately press a chocolate into center of each cookie; cookie will crack around edges.

Place Kiss in center of each hot peanut butter cookie

Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. About 2 dozen cookies.

Enjoy!


 
 
Related Posts with ThumbnailsThis recipe was originally posted on Mi Vida Ocupada blog
 
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<![CDATA[ Would you like to buy some cookies?]]> http://www.lunch.com/morsel/reviews/food/UserReview-Samoas-271-1380236-195578-Would_you_like_to_buy_some_cookies_.html http://www.lunch.com/morsel/reviews/food/UserReview-Samoas-271-1380236-195578-Would_you_like_to_buy_some_cookies_.html Sat, 4 Dec 2010 20:32:27 +0000 <![CDATA[Cheese Quick Tip by teflaime]]> http://www.lunch.com/reviews/food/UserReview-Cheese-1395182-194605.html http://www.lunch.com/reviews/food/UserReview-Cheese-1395182-194605.html Wed, 1 Dec 2010 21:19:31 +0000 <![CDATA[A1 Asli Teng-Teng Quick Tip by Sharrie]]> http://www.lunch.com/morsel/reviews/d/UserReview-A1_Asli_Teng_Teng-271-1670218-194067.html http://www.lunch.com/morsel/reviews/d/UserReview-A1_Asli_Teng_Teng-271-1670218-194067.html Sun, 21 Nov 2010 04:25:36 +0000 <![CDATA[Popcorn Quick Tip by aquagore]]> http://www.lunch.com/reviews/food/UserReview-Popcorn-1357260-192010.html http://www.lunch.com/reviews/food/UserReview-Popcorn-1357260-192010.html Wed, 27 Oct 2010 07:22:39 +0000