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Taste Test Tuesday: Kraft’s Fresh Takes

Happy Tuesday and thanks for stopping by the kitchen. Please feel free to grab a seat at the table or the counter. Fix yourself a cup of tea or coffee and grab a bite to eat. Today’s tasting comes from Kraft, it’s their Fresh Take line, great idea for your next meal.

Kraft’s Fresh Take


Photo Credit: Kraft Foods

We all know that finding time to cook dinner can be challenging. Well Kraft is making this a little easier on all of us. It’s not your ordinary shake-n-bake, there is some flavoring to this mix. A blend of Kraft cheeses, and seasoned bread crumbs brings your chicken, fish or pork to life. It only took us 5 minutes to prep the meat before we put it in the oven!

  1. Thaw your meat.
  2. Open the Kraft Fresh Take package and mix the seasonings together.
  3. Coat your meat. (Kids loved doing this part) 
  4. Bake your meat in the oven on 375 degrees.
We coated some tilapia filet’s in the Italian Parmesan mix and added a mix green salad with a raspberry vinaigrette and lunch was ready in under 20 minutes.
Kraft Fresh Takes comes in the following flavors:
  • Southwest Three Cheese
  • Rosemary  Roasted Garlic
  • Cheddar, Jack  Bacon
  • Italian Parmesan
  • Savory Four Cheese
  • Chili, Lime & Panko
You have a variety of flavors to choose from. Be sure to check the blog for a coupon. You can find Kraft Fresh Takes in the dairy aisle next to the cheeses. 
Here are a few more ideas on way to use Kraft Fresh Takes:
  • Stuffed Mushrooms
  • Coat chicken tenders
  • Season your mashed potatoes
  • Coat your stuffed shells
  • Spice up shrimp cocktail
  • Kick up your salmon patties
  • Coat your zucchini then bake instead of fry.
  • Create a new spinach and artichoke dip. 
  • Cut up biscuit dough and make Parmesan bites
We thank you for stopping by the kitchen today.

Taste Test Tuesday: Wildtree Wicked Good Slow Cooker Sauce

Hello Everyone, thanks for stopping by the kitchen today. All month long we are featuring products for Wildtree, a gourmet food direct sales company. Thanks to one of their consultants Tiara Rosemond we are able to sample some great food. This week’s post is about their Wicked Good Slow Cooker Sauce. Grab a plate and napkin so we can eat.

Wildtree Wicked Good Slow Cooker Sauce 



This product actually had me thinking about some ideas and future blog posts. I probably should have waited to talk about this in the winter but it’s okay, I can always talk about it again…lol. We had heard about this sauce before and decided to see how versatile we could get; let’s just say we needed about 4 more bottles for some other experiments.

A sweet and tangy flavored sauce that goes well as a dipping sauce for chicken nuggets or tenders. We cooked some meatballs in this sauce and it was delicious. Almost like a sweet and sour sauce with a little kick to it. The combination of apple cider vinegar, mustard, chili powder, and turmeric gives off a party in your mouth.

You could also throw some chicken drummettes and wingettes in the slow cooker for a meal ad cook some rice and mixed vegetables. Works great with spare ribs as well.

Need to spice up a can of baked beans? Add the Wicked Good Slow Cooker Sauce and some brown sugar to the pot and let it cook.

Don’t want to wait hours for the slow cooker? Try using the sauce in your stir-fry.

This sauce comes in a 12oz. bottle for $8.00

Hope you enjoyed these ideas and we look forward to bringing you more through out the month. Be sure to stop by Tiara’s website and check out some of the other products Wildtree has to offer.

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