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Betty Crocker Chewy Oat Bars Mix, reviewed

Betty Crocker Chewy Oat Bars Mix, reviewed

While I do pick up the odd cake mix from time to time, I rarely pick up a mix for cookies because it doesn’t seem like the mixes will save much time over a from-scratch recipe. One of the reasons that the Betty Crocker Chewy Oat Bars Mix caught my eye when I was at the grocery store the other day was the fact that ... Read More »

Trader Joe’s Matcha Joe Joe’s, reviewed

Trader Joe's Matcha Joe Joe's, reviewed

While Oreo produces dozens of seasonal flavors for their sandwich cookies every year, Trader Joe’s keeps their product lineup a bit simpler. Their Oreo cookie-like Joe Joe’s are available in chocolate, vanilla and gluten free versions year round, with some Halloween and Christmas variations in the fall. It’s actually easy to change the flavor of a sandwich cookie because so much of the flavor comes ... Read More »

Trader Joe’s Meyer Lemon Cake Mix, reviewed

Trader Joe's Meyer Lemon Cake Mix, reviewed

Meyer lemons have a wonderfully sweet lemon flavor because they are less acidic than their more common counterparts. I am lucky enough to have a tree that gives me Meyers year round, but it is unusual to see the citrus fruit featured in commercial products. Trader Joe’s recently introduced a Meyer Lemon Cake Mix, offering a very easy way to get a taste of Meyer ... Read More »

Waffles & Syrup Oreos, reviewed

Waffles & Syrup Oreos, reviewed

I’ve tried a lot of the special edition Oreos and, while there are some hits and some misses, it’s always fun to see how the flavors come together. One of the new flavors that intrigued me was the Waffles & Syrup Oreos. Maple-flavored syrup seemed like an easy flavor to get into a cookie, but waffles? Much to my surprise, the cookies tasted a lot ... Read More »

Trader Joe’s Black Forest Cupcake Black Tea, reviewed

Trader Joe's Black Forest Cupcake Black Tea, reviewed

When I think of tea, I don’t usually think of dessert – though when I think of dessert, I often think of pairing it with tea. This Black Forest Cupcake Tea from Trader Joe’s, however, just might qualify as both. The dessert-inspired black tea is made with cocoa bean shells, carob, chicory, sasparilla and other spicy, chocolate flavors. As a fan of the classic chocolate ... Read More »

Trader Joe’s Vanilla Eclairs, reviewed

Trader Joe's Vanilla Eclairs, reviewed

Eclairs are a treat well worth making if you have a little bit of time to spend in the kitchen. The pastries have a crisp choux exterior and are filled with vanilla pastry cream, then topped with fondant or chocolate ganache. The multi-component dessert is wonderful when it is at its best, though the components are simple. Like many multi-component desserts, however, we’re always looking ... Read More »

Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino, reviewed

Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino, reviewed

If you have Instagram, Facebook or any other social media platform, you definitely know how popular unicorn-related items are at the moment. Unicorn items don’t necessarily have the mythical horses plastered all over them, but are inspired by the colors, glitter and sparkle that have come to be associated with them. Think Lisa Frank products from the late 80s/early 90s. Almost every item you can ... Read More »

Tested: The Ice Cream for Breakfast Experiment

Tested: Ice Cream for Breakfast

A couple of months ago, I read a few articles about a research study that indicated that eating ice cream for breakfast could make you smarter. You might have read the stories, too, as they were all over Facebook (and other social sources) for a couple of days at the end of last year. I also saw a couple of articles that pointed out that ... Read More »

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