Saturday, December 27, 2014

We Are Not Fans Of Planters Chipotle Peanuts

Product Review Planters Chipotle Peanuts
This new flavor of Planters peanuts isn't as horrible as the Salted Caramel Flavor that we tried a while back.  These Chipotle peanuts are edible to us, but they aren't something that we can't stop eating.  They aren't something that we will fight over either.  We just aren't fans of them. We can eat a few of them when a bowl of them is passed to us, but we won't ask for a repeat.  To us, the heat and the spicy fragrance in the Chipotle flavor don't marry well with the flavor of the peanuts.  We love grilled Chipotle chicken or Chipotle shrimps but we don't care too much about Chipotle peanuts. We bought them, we tried them and we can finish the rest of them so as not to waste our money, but we will not buy again.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Bucilla Cookies & Candy Non-Perishable Christmas Wreath

Christmas cookies and candy felt wreath craft kit

Many foodies are now probably busy baking all kinds of cookies and goodies for Christmas gifting.  For those of us who want to gift something more non-perishable, and yet beautiful and useful for the holiday season, this cookies and candy wreath felt applique kit  has everything you need to easily make an adorable and mouth watering Christmas wreath (15 inches in diameter), yet without the calories.  It will be fun to host a wreath making and stuffing party while serving cookies and high tea... if only you want to do something different this holiday other than the same old cookie exchange party.  $26.02 per kit and free shipping.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Delicious Salted Caramel Mini Bundt Cake

salted caramel mini bundt cake

While shopping for cookbooks at Barnes & Noble today, we discovered a heavenly Salted Caramel Bundt cake at the coffee shop inside the bookstore.  We requested the server to warm it up for us and it paired so deliciously with just a plain cup of coffee.  The cake tasted so good that it was addictive.  This Bundt cake is going to make our $25.00 Barnes & Noble membership so worth it because we are going to go there a lot for this delicious Bundt cake, and we get a 10% off  the $3.15 regular price.  It's not that long ago since we left the coffee shop but we are already craving for the caramel sauce and the buttery cake.... Yum!

Monday, December 1, 2014

A Decent Thanksgiving Meal For Those Who Haven't Had Enough On Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Dinner

Coco's Bakery Restaurant is one of our few favorite chain restaurants.  They serve really decent roasted turkey dinner there.  They were open on Thanksgiving which was nice for those of us who had no where to go.  The turkey was tasty, tender and juicy.  The mashed potatoes with gravy were great. The stuffing was delicious.  There wasn't much exciting vegetable side dish but the same old steamed broccoli and cauliflower.  The vegetables are decent if you ask for more gravy to dip them into.

Of course, we couldn't round out a Thanksgiving dinner without a piece of the good old pumpkin pie. We don't like cold pies so we specifically asked the server to warm it up before putting the whip cream on it.  This restaurant is very famous for its pies and there were many people standing in line claiming their pre-ordered pies on Thanksgiving day.  We haven't tried out other pies but we think the pumpkin pie was pretty good, even though we had better. The total cost for one dinner and a slice of pumpkin pie is about $16.99. We could only finish half of the portion on site and brought home half for another meal.  But then we aren't big eaters.

pumpkin pie