Reviews

2 Quick Fix: Sage Apple vegan Sausage with Gnocchi & Sausage Pretzel Rolls

Posted by on Dec 29, 2012 in Entrées, Food | 0 comments

2 Quick Fix: Sage Apple vegan Sausage with Gnocchi & Sausage Pretzel Rolls

I’m not usually a fan of faux meat products, but once in a while I crave the texture and flavor of a comfort food like chicken tenders or in this case, pan-fried sausage. Most of the time I love a good panko crusted veggie, fried tofu or crispy eggplant but I must say, Field Roast “sausage” is de-liscious!! We tried the Smoked Apple Sage – “a savory combination of apples and sage anchored with yukon gold potatoes with a subtle hint of hickory smoke”. We pan-fried it in olive oil and it got super crispy and browned, reminiscent in texture to moms breakfast sausage. In fact, we both “mmm”ed repeatdly. When mixed in with the...

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Review: The Sconage Bakery Granola

Posted by on Oct 7, 2012 in Food, Reviews | 0 comments

Review: The Sconage Bakery Granola

Some people are as particular about their granola as others are about tomato sauce. Some buy only one brand while others have recipes passed down through generations with specific ingredients and methods. I don’t typically buy granola because of the high sugar and heavy processing leaving an unhealthy product with no redeeming values (high in oil, refined sugar, refined grains etc.) . However, when The Sconeage Bakery sent me a sample box with full sized packages of their Fresh Roasted Granola products I was happy to taste! They included a Blueberry Cranberry Granola bar, a Chocolate Granola Bar and a 1 lb. container of their Fresh Roasted Blueberry Cranberry...

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French Onion Soup Mushrooms

Posted by on Feb 9, 2012 in Food, Recipes, Reviews | 1 comment

French Onion Soup Mushrooms

I was selected along with 28 other bloggers to participate in Kitchen Play’s “29 Ways to Leap into Jarlsberg Dip” event and giveaway. (Scroll down to see how you can win). Their new product is made with their well known Jarlsberg cheese, mayo and sweet red onion. I decided it would work terrifically with the flavors of my caramelized French Onion soup so I baked them together into these creamy, cheesy mushrooms. Jarlsberg French Onion Soup Mushrooms #ratingval# from #reviews# reviews Print Recipe Type: Appetizer Author: CowgirlBeans Prep time: 5 mins Cook time: 20 mins Total time: 25 mins Some people cringe at serving 50’s...

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Great Harvest

Posted by on Feb 1, 2012 in Food, Reviews | 1 comment

Great Harvest

During Farmer’s Market season, AJ and I love to get up on a Saturday morning and head over to downtown Warrenton. We stop into Great Harvest Bread company for a cup of coffee and then walk over to peruse the tables of fresh local produce. If you haven’t ventured into Great Harvest yet, go take a peak. You’ll be  happily greeted by the friendly employees and enveloped in the warm and heavenly scent of baking bread and goodies. Then, you’ll be asked what you would like to sample. Now they say “sample” but many times that means a full size slice of peach cobbler bread or huge broken bits of molasses or pumpkin cookies or butterscotch...

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Yummy!

Posted by on Dec 24, 2011 in Desserts, Reviews | 0 comments

Yummy!

Just had the best cake-pop (or two bites of cupcake or cake I’ve ever eaten.) Courtesy of Yummy! Sweet Shop in Berlin MD. Kara is an artist and a craftswoman, just look at the adorable snowman. They are filled with an amazingly fluffy and decadently moist chocolate cake, reminiscent of molten lava cake, and covered in a smooth and silky chocolate that is the greatest wrapper in the history of food, ever, period, finito.           If you’re ever on the way to Ocean City or in a 150 mile radius, you must stop by Yummy! Sweet...

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Dried Fruit Reviews: Gourmet Bella Viva Orchard & Bare Fruit Organic Apple Chips

Posted by on Nov 4, 2011 in Food, Reviews | 1 comment

Whether you’re looking for a gourmet treat or a family friendly snack, you can’t go wrong with one of these dried fruit snacks.   Bella Viva Orchards http://www.bellaviva.com/ Bella Viva generously sent me a package of their Dried Apple Tart Rings, Dried Strawberries and Dried Bing Cherries to review.  The apples and strawberries are 100% natural but the cherries have sulfur dioxide added. They are all delicious! These are a gourmet treat wonderful for snacking on but also fabulous in baked goods like pancakes, muffins, breads….etc. etc. The Bing cherries are by far the best dried cherries I have ever tried, sweet and plump, the apples and...

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