For some, the demise of Necco candies was a death blow to the soul. For others (like us), it was no biggie.
For those Necco lovers, you’ll be happy to know that some candies are coming back, but... some are in limbo. Better start praying.
Our friends at CandyStore.com say Candy Buttons are back, but Mary Janes and Squirrel Nut Zippers are in limbo. Clark Bars and Sky Bars? There’s a good chance they’ll return.
Click here to get a rundown of what’s coming back, and what may R.I.P. in candy heaven forever.
We’re shaken to the core. The two things we dig a lot-- Easter eggs and cheese—come together to make us weep tears of joy. Big, blueberry cheddar tears of joy.
Let us introduce you to the Cheester egg—a creation of Butlers’ Farmhouse Cheeses. This egg is solid, yet spreadable cheese.
The Easter Bunny brings you this divine dairy creation along with oatcakes and chutney to make you feel all British-y.
Sadly, we’re crying real tears. Even though you can buy these eggs online, Butlers doesn’t deliver internationally.
We see where this is going. Their wigs and bloomers are all bunched up, still angry that we seceded.
Snacking just became a multi-faceted activity thanks to Frito-Lay.
Three new flavors are ready for you to eat, judge, and hopefully eat again. Thanks to the “Turn Up the Flavor” campaign, we can enjoy Kettle Cooked Classic Beer Cheese, Wavy Electric Lime and Sea Salt, and Flamin’ Hot Dill Pickle Remix chips.
Each flavor is paired with a music genre, and each package comes with a code that unlocks a custom song from artist Bebe Rexha.
Cool. Thanks for wanting to give us a “flavor experience” or whatever you hope to accomplish. Our goal is to eat these chips and hope y’all got it right. Sometimes these flavors fall short, making us long for simpler days of limited choice: regular, barbecue, sour cream and onion.
Condiments are life. No human doesn’t like something to dip in, something to slather on that sammie, something to sauce-up. Only lizard people loathe condiments.
Since we’re never giving up foods we love, we need to food smarter. Kumana Avocado Sauces can make that a reality.
Kumana is like a South American Sriracha—without the extra calories and added sugars. These sauces are Keto approved, Paleo friendly, low in calories, and carb free.
Can we get an Amen?
How to Kumana: add flavor to meat, egg and vegetable dishes; Drizzle over eggs, top tacos, jazz-up veggies.
From mild, to hot, to sweet, there’s a Kumana sauce calling your name.
Portion control. It’s a bitch. Seriously. You can’t just stop at a quarter cup of mac-n-cheese. It turns in to a half plate. If you’re struggling to keep it real and you can’t stand your food touching, then Food Cubby is your new bestie.
It’s a semi-circle of BPA-free, food grade silicone that suctions to a flat dinner plate creating a “wall” that helps divide out the food on the plate.
Say “see ya” to measuring cups or scales. The Food Cubby measures out a cup or half a cup. It’s dishwasher safe and easily transportable.
Since no one makes the adult version of the kiddie divider/TV dinner/Chinet barbecue/ divider plate—this rocks. But, we wouldn’t take these out into public. Unless we have a kid that can’t have their food touching or else World War III will start. Plus, when we go out to eat, it’s a treat. Bring on all the fries with mayo. And a half-pound cheeseburger that really is way too much food.
If you want to up your cheese game, and we don’t mean those lame pickup lines you’re droppin’ at the local hoochie corral, then turn to these winners when making your next sammie.
Wisconsin’s Roth Cheese recently snagged four medals including two Best of Class awards at the 2019 United States Championship Cheese Contest in Green Bay. Roth Grand Cru Reserve and Roth Pavino are apparently da bomb. And their Chipotle Havarti took second place in Peppered Flavored (Medium Heat) category.
Meanwhile, Crave Brothers Cheese won five awards (take that, Roth!) Crave took home two Gold Awards (Best of Class, First Place) for Crave Brothers Fresh Mozzarella Medallions and Crave Brothers Part-Skim One-Pound Mozzarella Balls. But that’s not all… Crave kicked the cow’s ass winning three Silver (Second Place) Awards for Crave Brothers Fresh Mozzarella Ciliegine, Crave Brothers Oaxaca, and Crave Brothers White Cheddar Cheese Curds.
With all that winning, let's get some Crave Brothers in our bellies!
Fresh Mozzarella with Balsamic Drizzle and Walnuts
By: Randy Hughes of Waterloo, WI
Yield – 2 servings
2 medium balls of Crave Brothers Fresh Mozzarella Cheese
2 medium ripe tomatoes
2 Tablespoons Craisins
6 sprigs fresh basil – chopped finely
1/2 cup candied walnuts (recipe to follow)
Balsamic reduction sauce (recipe to follow)
Layer slices of mozzarella cheese and fresh tomatoes on a medium sized plate. Stack them ending with fresh tomato. Drizzle the balsamic reduction sauce over stack. Sprinkle with fresh basil and Craisins. Top with chopped basil and candied walnuts. Serve within one hour of stacking.
1 cup walnuts
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon butter
Melt butter in a frying pan. Stir in brown sugar and walnuts. Heat until the brown sugar is caramelized. Remove from heat, spread on a cookie sheet to cool. May add cinnamon or wasabi to spice them up.
Balsamic Reduction Sauce
1 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
3 Tablespoons brown sugar
3 sprigs finely chopped rosemary
2 cloves garlic – crushed
2 Tablespoons capers
Combine vinegar, brown sugar, rosemary and garlic. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 10 minutes until thickened. remove garlic. The sauce can be refrigerated up to two days.
If you’re too lazy to dial up your favorite Chinese place for delivery, but you need some Egg Foo Yum in your life, you’re in luck.
KA-ME just launched Heat and Serve Easy Asian Complete Meal Kits. Three meals are vegan, and all contain no MSG. Choose from Sesame Teriyaki with Hokkien Noodles, Pad Thai with Thai Rice Noodles, Spicy Mongolian with Spinach Vegetable Noodles, and Sweet Chili Mango with Nori Seaweed Noodles.
Each kit contains a microwavable, reusable, recyclable, BPA-free container, fresh-cooked noodles, an authentic, flavorful Asian sauce packet, mixed vegetable packet, sesame seed or roasted peanut topping, and a fork. Just pour sauce over the noodles and vegetables, microwave for two minutes, and…. Feast!
So stock up. And be fat-lucky-cat lazy.
If you’re feeling more adventurous and can actually stand for a few minutes in the kitchen to put a meal together, here’s a nifty recipe from KA-ME.
Crispy Baked Wings
2 lb chicken wings
1 tbsp baking powder
KA-ME® Sweet Chili Sauce, to taste
2 tbsp KA-ME® Sriracha
2 tbsp KA-ME® honey
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Pat dry and toss chicken wings with baking powder. Bake wings for 25 minutes. Mix KA-ME® Sriracha with honey. Remove from oven, then toss ½ the wings with KA-ME® Sweet Chili Sauce, to taste, and ½ with the sriracha and honey mixture.
Recipe courtesy of @allroadsleadtohealthy
March 7th marks National Cereal Day, so grab a bowl and spoon and give these babies a try:
Honey Bunches of Oats morphs into Honey Brunches of Oats to celebrate its two new, limited edition tastes: Chicken & Waffles and Maple Bacon Donuts. Neither contains meat, but they do deliver (according to Post) the expected taste. Really?
Get your honey buns (see what we did there?) over to Walmart, Giant Eagle, Woodman’s and Riesbeck’s before they’re gone.
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