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/
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.
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.
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.
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.
Recently 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.
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.