Veggetti Veggie Pasta

Veggetti Veggie Pasta

I never dreamed that veggie pasta would become one of my most desired food staples on the dinner table. The Veggetti will turn just about any reasonably sized squash or zucchini into a pasta dish in a couple of minutes or less. We’ve all probably seen spaghetti squash dishes used as pasta substitutes in the past. The Veggetti, though, which uses the narrower zucchini gives you a better taste and two different sized textures of vegetable pasta.  Unlike See the Review

Healthy Low Fat Snacks

Healthy Low Fat Snacks

The other day, I was feeling hungry while shopping the aisle of my local grocery store. Yet, I refused to buy any of the snacks simply because of the disappointing claims that they contained less fat. You see, ‘low-fat’ doesn’t mean the same thing to me as it does most of the world. Believe me, it used to. There was a time when I was a fanatic about all of these low-fat, health ideas. I See the Review

Garland Jacks Barbecue Sauce

Garland Jacks Barbecue Sauce

Garland Jacks Barbecue Sauce While the best barbecue sauce may be strictly a matter of opinion, you can’t go wrong with Garland Jacks Secret Six. I realize that everyone has their own opinions when it comes to how barbecue should be prepared, so don’t expect us all to agree on the best barbecue sauce. In the south, they practically go to war over who makes the best barbecue ribs. If you tell someone from Kansas See the Review

Great Value Rolled Corn Tortilla Chips

Great Value Rolled Corn Tortilla Chips

Spicy Salsa-flavored Great Value Rolled Corn Tortilla Chips have unexpectedly become one of my favorite snacks. I realize the front lines of Walmart are chalk full of bargain-priced, junk-food snacks and I am usually hesitant to try any of them. But, for some reason, the image on the bag of rolled, spicy salsa corn chips caught my eye on this particular Sunday and I threw them into our shopping cart as an impulsive, after-thought to our See the Review

Smoked Sea Salt

Smoked Sea Salt

Smoke Makes Everything Taste Better It is no secret to me why food tastes better when it is cooked out doors. Grilling food gives it that authentic smoky favor that is hard to duplicate inside a kitchen using an ordinary Stainless Steel or Teflon pan. Having a little smoke-flavor to meat is almost never a bad thing. Even sauces, potatoes, rice, pasta and soups can benefit greatly from a little bit of smokiness. However, getting that See the Review

Inka Corn

Inka Corn

Corn Nuts. People either love ’em or they hate ’em. I know people who say they cannot even stand the smell of corn nuts and loathe to even have someone in their near vicinity crunching on them. Personally, I love them. I enjoy the oil, crunch and salt.  Inka Corn is different.  Manufactured by Inka Crops S.A. in Lima, Peru, original Inka Corn is a similar snack with an appreciably different texture and size. As See the Review

Brookside Dark Chocolate

Brookside Dark Chocolate

If you like dark chocolate or chocolate covered berries, try the 2lb bag of Brookside Dark Chocolate Acai Blueberry sold at most Costco stores. Actually, since this brand is Brookside and not Kirkland, you can probably find it at quite a few places. Costco is notorious for sweet and/or salty snacks that come in big bags. I’ll admit that I am a sucker for some of these Costco treats, but I am very leery of See the Review

Castelvetrano Olives

Castelvetrano Olives

This post has been redirected to the Home Page I thought I discovered magic when I first tasted Castelvetrano Olives. I doubt I even read the brand name when I bought them. I’m usually looking for large, tasty olives for martinis and avoid buying the expensive ones like the Mezzetta Olives which are usually on the top shelf as if they are king or something. Actually, there are more expensive brands than Mezzetta Olives, but See the Review

Fried Pork Rinds

Fried Pork Rinds

What are the Best Fried Pork Rinds? How do you rate Macs Pork Rinds?  If you like pork cracklins, there is only one choice: Macs fried pork rinds are simply the best. Most pork rinds, pork skins or pork cracklins are very dry, airy and light. They taste pretty good, but they stick in your throat and with out lots of water can literally be dangerous. And have you ever noticed that with your typical See the Review

How to Make Philaroni Cheese Steak

How to Make Philaroni Cheese Steak

If you’ve ever visited Philadelphia, chances are good that you absolutely love Philly Cheese Steaks. The problem is how do you get or make a Philly Cheese Steak when you’re not in Philadelphia? Living in the Denver metro area most of my life and having visited dozens of other cities, I’m convinced that it can’t be done anywhere else besides Philly. The key ingredient is the bread – you just can’t get that pillowy-soft, wondrous, See the Review

What is Couscous

What is Couscous

My wife lately has been buying this interesting rice alternative for meals called, Roasted Brown Rice Couscous. What is this strange alternative grain known as couscous and should I be eating it? The Couscous comes in a box that says Lundberg, Gluten-Free Mediterranean Roasted Brown Rice Couscous. I’ve really enjoyed eating this stuff, lately. The Couscous is nuttier, tastier and has a better texture than brown rice. I’m not a big fan of wheat products See the Review