14 May, 2012

Taco Bell Soft Taco with Doritos

Since the new Taco Bell Doritos Locos taco came out, I have had it a few times. But I am sure there are others like me who don't always like hard shell tacos. They fall apart and poke my mouth, so I prefer soft tacos. But I thought "How can I get the joy of the Doritos Locos taco but still make it easy for me to eat?"

Easy. Add Doritos to a soft taco. Seems so simple but then again, will it work or will it taste good? And I had never met anyone who had tried it before.

So yesterday, when I went to Taco Bell I asked for a bag of chips to go with my soft taco. I took four Doritos and crunched then into smaller pieces and put them on my taco and covered that with a few mild sauce packets.

It was amazing. I would venture to say I enjoyed that even more than the taco they came up with at Taco Bell. It was easy to hold and tasted so good! The only thing you have to worry about in the chips poking through the tortilla but other than that, it was a perfect taco.

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07 January, 2012

Imagine Chocolate assortment "Classic Rock Classics"

I love music. A lot. And I love Chocolate. A lot! SO how could I not love Imagine Chocolate's assortment of fudge dipped in chocolate named after some of the most popular songs of this century?

I received a small assortment of their top 4 chocolates.

First one was Satisfaction. It is a milk chocolate walnut fudge dipped in a semi-dark chocolate. The milk chocolate gave it a creamy feel while the semi-dark gave it a bittersweet after taste.

Next I had American Pie which was a milk chocolate peanut butter fudge dipped in more milk chocolate. It was crunchy and delightful.

Sweet Home Alabama was a absolutely mouthwatering vanilla maple, pecan and bacon fudge dipped in white chocolate.

Last but not least is not only one of my favorite songs but my favorite chocolate I recieved. Bohemian Rhapsody is a vanilla walnut fudge with Oreo cookies and cream dipped in white chocolate. So sweet and savory.

Imagine chocolate will be featured this year at the Grammy awards but you can contact them to get your own favorite chocolate named after music on Imagine Chocolates website.
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Taco Bell Doritos's Locos Taco

Last week I was downtown and really hungry so I decided to stop off at a Taco Bell. As I drove up I saw this sign in the window about the New Doritos's Locos Taco. I hadn't heard of it so when I got in I asked about it.

They described it to me as a regular taco but the shell was 100% Doritos's Nacho Cheese Chips.

It was amazing. The shell was a little flimsy but they thought of that and give you a taco holder so all the nacho cheese from the chip shell wont come off on your fingers.

It tasted pretty good. All the same wonderfulness from a Taco Bell taco and all the cheesy flavor of a Doritos's chip.

Check out all their wonderful tacos at http://www.tacobell.com/
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23 December, 2011

Deano's Jalapeno Chips

I was sent a few bags of Deano's Jalapeno chips this weekend. I got  Ranch, Sea Salt, and Cheddar. I tried a few of each. I have to admit I don't normally like spicy things but it was good. The ranch was my favorite. It has a really hot aftertaste but it was worth it. These chips are not for wimps! I tried them alone at first and ended up drinking a bunch of milk to keep my mouth from catching on fire! Then I tried the ranch with some chicken and it was so good that I couldn't stop eating it, even though it was burning my mouth. Delicious! Check out their site: http://www.deanosjalapenos.com/
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Fried Twinkies and Vanilla Ice Cream

So I had my first ever fried twinkie last week. I swear, it was the best dessert I have ever had. It came with vanilla ice cream and 3 twinkies. I was skeptical but I had heard so many things that I knew when I saw it, I was getting it. I took my first bite and was amazed. It tasted like what I imagine the baby of a twinkie and a funnel cake would taste like. I am telling you, if you ever have the chance to have one, take it.If you take a bite with the ice cream it gives it a dynamic creamy texture. It was amazing.
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15 December, 2011

McDonald's New Holiday Pie

During the winter, restaurants are known for making new and holiday themed food or drinks. This year I thought I would try one of them.

I went to McDonald's today and  got one of their Holiday Pies in Vanilla. I had two friends who had given me two completely different reactions so I thought I would try it myself.

In a festive confetti looking outside was a vanilla cream. The vanilla was less than good. Not horrible but still not quite as yummy as I would have hoped. The outside was very bland and not sweet at all. It was also flaking and not soft at all.

I took 3 bites and offered it to a friend who also denied it. I ended up throwing half of it away and I will never be trying one of them again. It may not have been bad tasting but it had no taste at all.
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11 December, 2011

Creamy Spicy Chicken Ramen

I went grocery shopping with a friend last week. We got to discussing his Church Mission that he went on for 2 years and about what they ate. The church had a low budget for food so there was a lot of ramen being eaten. My friend then told me about this interesting idea that they had for making it less bland and ordinary.

They took a can of Cream of Chicken soup and mixed it with a small scoop of mayonnaise and hot sauce. They they put this "sauce" on top of cooked Ramen.

It was delicious! The sauce was so thick and creamy. I put 4 Mild Del Taco hot sauce packets just to give it a zing but you can add as much or as hot of salsa you want. It was so filling I couldn't even finish my bowl but it was so good, I wanted to.

This had to be one of the cheapest meals I have ever made too! And so easy. Cook and prep time was less than 5 minutes altogether.

This was surely the oddest meal I have ever concocted but I know I will be having it again and again.
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Carl's Jr. Oreo Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich

Oreos are undoubtedly one of the best cookies ever made in my opinion. They have been universally used in many deserts such as pies, cakes, and of course ice cream.

Carl's Jr. has come out with a new variation. An ice cream sandwich with actual Oreos as the top and bottom. I was so excited to see this! So I went out and got myself one of the sandwiches.

I can honestly say, it was underwhelming. It was smaller than I expected and the ice cream was bland. I am not sure what I thought it would taste like but it was far less than what I had imagined.

So, yes, it was good and tasted just like an Oreo on ice cream. But that's about it.
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20 November, 2011

The New Carl's Jr Steakhouse Burger

So Carl's Jr has come out with a new burger. The Steakhouse burger, made with fried onions, crumbled blue cheese and A1 steak sauce.

Honestly, I am not a big fan of onions but when I saw the A1, I thought, "Eh, why not?"

I was genuinely surprised and delighted at this burger. Delicious is the first word that comes to mind. Manly is the second. The beef from Carl's Jr is always wonderful but topped with those onions it becomes tangy and filling. But the onions do not overpower the slight taste of the blue cheese which was very interesting. And the A1 steak sauce is such a perfect combination! The almost bitter taste of a steak sauce mixed with steak and sweet fried onions is mouthwatering just to think about.

Since trying this burger for the blog, I have already gone back and purchased it 3 more times. In fact, I suggest you go out and get one now, just like I am going to.
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09 November, 2011

Archway Cookies Introduces New Package Design

archway cookiesRecently Archway Cookies redesigned their packaging, and sent out samples of their cookies in all of their brilliant beautiful boxes.

I got Shortbread, Peanut Butter, Windmill and Iced Lemonade. I had never tried an Archway cookie but I was excited because, face it, it’s a cookie!

The first night, I opened the bag of Iced Lemonade cookies and I proceeded to eat almost half the bag. They were not too sweet, the perfect amount of buttery flavor and a thin, hard layer of a sour lemon frosting on top. The tangy frosting was the perfect zip of flavor to make even one cookie satisfying.

Next time I had a craving for some sweets, I opened the Shortbread box. I was so pleased with my first experience with Archway cookies that I was excited about trying this new flavor. It did not disappoint.

The sweet layer of the cookie provides the crunch and then you are met with this buttery inside that melts in your mouth.

Then I had the classic Peanut butter cookie. It was a soft cookie that had little chunks of peanuts in it. It was everything a Peanut Butter cookie should be but the peanuts stuck in my teeth and mouth so I had to have some milk with it to wash it down.

Finally I had the Windmill cookies. It was a crunchy cookie with a hint of cinnamon and nutmeg. They were so good I ate the whole box!

So all in all, I would say if someone ever offered me another Archway cookie I would take it happily and eat it with a smile on my face.
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30 October, 2011

Wheat Thins Smokey BBQ

For me, a Wheat Thin topped with a thin slice of cheddar has always been a great snack. Stack some sandwich meat and another Wheat Thin on top of that and you have a mini sandwich! It’s perfect for a picnic, a day at a fair or just going out.

 However, I was surprised recently to find out Wheat Thins, like most other cracker and chip companies, are trying their hand in the flavoring department. I noticed the box of “Smokey BBQ” Flavored Wheat Thins. Intrigued, I got a box to try them out.

Honestly? It has that same crunch of a Wheat Thin and it has the same powdery BBQ flavoring as most chips do, but when put together it has a less than satisfying taste. The BBQ flavoring tasted very similar to Barbequed Lays Chips but unfortunately for the Wheat Thin, it is not a potato chip. I was left with a salty mouth and not happy with the experience.

And one thing for sure about these BBQ crackers…I would not enjoy them with a slice of cheese.

Check out Wheat Thins online: http://www.nabiscoworld.com/wheatthins/
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27 April, 2010

Deep Fried Oreo Cookies

Seen at Mermaids Casino, Fremont Street, Las Vegas.
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19 April, 2010

Jalapeno Cream Cheese Bacon Poppers

I was visiting some friends last night, and one of them made these baked jalapenos with cream cheese and bacon.

I never had these before, nor even thought about doing this. But seeing that I'm really into spicy foods these days, I was intrigued.

I'm sorry the photos below are of a poor quality, but I only had my cell phone camera.

1. Slice several jalapenos in half, and scoop out the seeds

2. Filled the slices with Philadelphia Cream Cheese

3. Using toothpicks, attach small slices of bacon.

4. Bake in an oven at 400 degrees for about 15-30 minutes, depending on how crispy you like the bacon.

Baking the jalapenos tend to make them less spicy. I didn't really find these to be all that hot, but still very delicious.

cream cheese filled jalapenos

jalapeno cream cheese poppers

jalapeno cream cheese bacon

cream cheese stuffed jalapenos

baked jalapenos with bacon
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02 April, 2010

1st Annual Jerky Challenge

Wanted to let everyone know that I'll be participating as a judge via my other food blog, "Best Beef Jerky". Here's the official press release....

Do you make jerky that you think out rivals the store bought variety?

Do you think your jerky is the best you have ever tired?

Do you think if there were a jerky competition you would win it?

Now you have your chance to prove yourself. Best Beef Jerky is teaming up with Peppers and More, I Love It Spicy, Hot Sauce Daily, and Scott Roberts Web to sponsor a World Class Jerky Competition. If you want to step up and prove your jerky is the best around then you need to enter! There will be four categories to enter, and with every category there will be a prize. A $5 fee will be charged for every entry with all money to be reserved for the competition. You can enter as many times and/or categories as you wish. All entry fees will be paid through PayPal.

A jerky entry must be in a vacuum sealed pouch with the Category and Contestant # (to be given out after payment is received) clearly written on the pouch. All entries must disclose the sauce utilized ahead of time if one is used. The judges to be selected will know nothing more about the jerky than what their eyes, nose and taste buds tell them. It will be the sole responsibility of the contestant to mail the jerky to the respective four judges. All judges are on the top of their game when it comes to jerky.

1st Annual Jerky Challenge

The Categories:

Non-Spicy Beef Jerky - You can use any marinade or seasoning you like as long as it is not spicy. This category will include Teriyaki, BBQ or any non-spicy marinade.

Spicy Beef Jerky - This category is for all you spicy jerky makers. You may use any spice or level of spiciness as long as it does not contain chile pepper extract. Judges will be looking for great flavor as well as heat.

Extract Beef Jerky - This is an award that will be given to the best tasting jerky that uses extract. Any type of marinade can be used here as long as there is chile pepper extract in the jerky. A few of our expert judges can handle the heat, so let's see if we can burn them...

Unique - Notice we said "unique". There will be no beef used in this category. You may use any other meat...fish, poultry, venison or whatever...get the idea? As long as it's not beef. Be creative!

There will be one winner for each category. Since there are four categories, each category winner will win a cash prize and a trophy, and will be entered into the chance to win the Grand Prize and be crowned the Champion of our Jerky Challenge. The Grand Prize winner will receive a brand new Excalibur Dehydrator (cash value of $350.00) along with a cash prize and trophy.


To register, please e-mail Doug from Peppers and More at doug@peppersandmore.com. The deadline to enter is April 30, 2010.

Sending Jerky

All participants will be required to send one bag of jerky to each of our four judges. All bags should have two nice-sized pieces of jerky.

If you want to send more, that's up to you. After you have paid your registration fee you will be e-mailed the addresses of our four judges.


Excalibur Dehydrator
Jack Links Oberto
Scott's Jerky Cure
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01 April, 2010

Microwaveable Sushi

Microwaveable sushi in a box from the grocery store.

annie chun's sushi wraps

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