Sunday, December 2, 2012
On a scale of 1 - 10 I give this cake an 8.
This cake mix is perfect for the holidays or any time you need a cake quick. The picture on the box, of course, isn't what your cake will look like but it still turns out pretty. The inside cream cheese mix is moist and thick making it perfect to eat without a heavy icing on the outside. You can also add ingredients such as nuts to the mix or the inside icing or add sprinkles for decorations. The 2 giveaways that let you know it's not a from scratch cake is the texture and the slight pre-mix cake flavor that most box mixes seem to have.
Sunday, November 18, 2012
On a scale of 1 - 10 I rate this product a 10
I love Albacore Tuna and was so happy when the tuna packets came out. I always buy the water packed, not oil packed, and have always found there to sometimes be more water than tuna. Plus the tuna seems to be a bit mushy, even if it says 'solid'. When the packets came out I decided that finally I would get tuna without the waste of liquid and I did - but... the tuna was a bit dry making it hard to break up enough to make into tuna salad, which is my favorite - but... it was still better than the cans. When Chicken of the Sea came out with their 'No Drain, No Mess, Just a Little Water' I decided to give it a try. Glad I did. The can is actually full of tuna and just a tiny amount of water. I would say between 1/2 to 1 tsp. is all. Just enough to keep the tuna moist and easy to break up. To me this is the perfect change. And price wise, it seems to be just a few cents over the price of the old cans which I have no problem paying because I'm getting more tuna without the water.
Sunday, September 30, 2012
On a scale of 1 - 10 I rate this product a 10+
These have to be the easiest biscuit I've ever made. They only require milk! A one pound package makes between 12 - 15 biscuits, depending on how large or small you make them. The package has directions for making Rolled Biscuits, Drop Biscuits and Sheet Pan Biscuits, each is made using different amounts of milk. I sort of used the recipe for Drop Biscuits but instead of using regular milk I used buttermilk which due to it's thickness required me to add an extra 1/4 cup. I also kept my hands floured and made my biscuits into balls that I pressed down slightly when I put them into the pan. These biscuits bake up in about 10-12 minutes, are light, fluffy and simply delicious. Open up, butter and enjoy. Yes I did break down and eat 2 - 1 with just butter and one with jelly. Delicious!
When I went to this company's website I found that they make much more than just Biscuit Mix. They also have cornmeal mixes, flour, grits and much more. Go to their site Adluh Store to see all of their products. And this is something not everyone can say - All Adluh products are kosher certified.
Monday, September 3, 2012
On a scale of 1 - 10 I give this product a 10.
I ran across some coupons for $1.00 off on the purchase of Nonni's Biscotti and since one of our local grocery stores was doing a double for $1.00 coupons I decided I had nothing to lose by giving them a try. I didn't expect much because from appearance they looked hard in texture (I'm a soft cookie lover) and since they only have about 100 calories each, how good could they taste? As with many other products that I've tried, I was wrong by judging by looks only. They do have a little crispy texture but the taste is worth the crumbs. I've tried the Toffe Almond and found them to be delicious but then I tried the 'Originali' which are out of this world! They have the perfect blend of almonds, walnuts and Anise giving them a taste that can't be beat. So, will I buy again, with or without coupons? You bet I will!
Sunday, September 2, 2012
On a scale of 1 - 10 I give this product a 10+!
It is a bit pricy but it's worth the price. It comes packaged in (3) 4 oz. cups that carry only 100 calories per serving. The taste - oh is it heavenly. The texture is thick and creamy with just the perfect sweetness. I would say it's like eating thick and creamy frozen pudding but I don't think pudding could ever have the smooth texture this yogurt has. It comes in Strawberry, Blueberry, Raspberry and Vanilla. My favorite? Vanilla, which is apparently everyone's favorite since that is the one flavor the stores seem to sell out of 1st. I'm not a blueberry nor raspberry fan but if they are as good as the strawberry then blueberry & raspberry fans will love them.
Sunday, August 19, 2012
On a scale of 1 - 10 I give this product a 10. I've used Uncle Ben's rice for years and have even cooked this specific product flavor but I have never gotten creative with it until now. The cooking directions are simple - combine rice, contents of seasoning packet, 2 1/4 cups water and 1 Tbsp. butter into a med. saucepan. Stir well. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes. Simple enough and you have a nice side dish to serve with just about any meat. BUT what if you make 2 simple additions and make it into a really nice side dish? I did this by simply adding about a cup of frozen, chopped broccoli. Followed the cooking directions on the box and just before serving I stirred in 1/2 cup of shredded cheddar cheese. These 2 additions gave me a dish that really tasted like it was homemade and not from a box.
Sunday, June 17, 2012
On a scale of 1 - 10 this products gets a 20!
One thing I love about going to Sams around lunch time is that you can go in hungry and come out full. I also like that it allow you to try new products. Some I like and buy, some I don't and pass on. When the little guy cooking up the new Ball Park Burgers made up a burger and handed me a 1/4 I just knew it would be like all the other pre-cooked patties but took it anyway. After the 2nd bite I was just about begging him for another sample.
These burgers come frozen. You simply wrap them in a paper towel and microwave for about 2 minutes. Its a large patty to begin with and I really expected it to shrink some due to cooking. Wrong! There is no shrinkage, the burgers are moist and if you didn't know that it just came out of the freezer you would swear that it just came off a charcoal grill. It even has the grill marks.
I can't say enough about these burgers. I do know that since trying that sample in Sams, my freezer stays stock with Ball Park Burgers. I even take them to work for my lunch.