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Taste Test Tuesday: Baker’s Dipping Chocolate

Happy Tuesday Everyone!! We hope you had an amazing start to your week. We’re back this week in the kitchen with a new taste test. This week it’s Baker’s Dipping Chocolate. This chocolate comes in a small bowl that you can heat up in the microwave in a matter of minutes…such a wonderful idea. This smooth, not too rich chocolate comes in three flavors, milk chocolate, white chocolate and dark semi sweet chocolate.

Perfect for cake pops, cookies, bon bons, and fruit. Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so why not be creative and make your own chocolate covered strawberries, cherries, and pineapples? You can even smother pretzels rods, marshmallows and nuts. Such a quick and easy idea, takes a lot of the work of tempering chocolate and using a double boiler out of the equation.

    

You get to indulge in your chocolate dipped food excursions sooner than you think! Grab your bowl and get to dipping. This will be our afternoon snack today.


Taste Test Tuesday: Dee’s Gourmet Pretzels

 

Happy Tuesday everyone and thanks for stopping by the kitchen today. We’re back from Metro Cooking DC and we have a lot to share with you. During the expo we had the chance to check out different vendors and see what they were offering. One of the vendors we visited was Dee’s Gourmet Pretzels, located in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania.  Dee’s offers chocolate and caramel covered pretzels that come in over 40 flavors.

We had one bit of a white chocolate covered pretzel and ending up buying a Reese’s Piece’s and chocolate covered pretzel. Smooth, rich chocolate coats a salty pretzel and provides you with a great treat. We must admit that these are a little addictive, but we didn’t mind…it’s chocolate!

 

 

Dipped in peanut butter, then coated in chocolate with a little extra drizzle was such a party for my taste buds. Gotta order some more of these.

Don’t want the traditional pretzel? Don’t worry Dee’s also has pretzel rods. A great on-the-go and a perfect party favor.

Pretzels make very good gifts for all ages. Dee’s has party trays for many occasions along with chocolate covered marshmallows, graham crackers and Oreos. Check out her sugar free and gluten free options as well.

 

Thanks so much for stopping by the kitchen today, be sure to check us out all week as we give you our recap from Metro Cooking DC.


Halloween: To give candy or not to give candy?

Growing up my sister, cousins and I would all head over to my grandparents house to go trick or treating in there neighborhood for Halloween. I remember getting lots of candy and not being able to eat it until my mother inspected my bag later on that night.

There were two houses on our route that always stood out to us. The first one was the lady that gave us a juice box and a bag of microwave popcorn in a ziplock bag and the other was the lady that dressed up in a witches costume and passed out hot apple cider and donuts. They were the only two that never gave us candy. But there was that one year that someone gave us a toothbrush….

Now that I am much older I stay home and pass out candy. Over the past few years I have started to notice that companies are giving people more choices for Halloween treats such as cookies,  chips, pretzels and even fruit. Are we moving towards more healthier solutions for Halloween?

What are you giving out for Halloween this year? Will you be passing out candy or are the children in your neighborhood getting more healthier treats like pretzels and apple slices? As for me, I think it will be a mixture. I always try to make sure I have something for all age groups.

The pumpkin will be Plex from Yo Gabba Gabba. I’ll be sure to take a picture of him in his costume.


Taste Test Tuesday ‘Snack Time’

Happy Tuesday Everyone! Come on in the kitchen and grab a seat at the counter. Today we’re going to talk about snacks for kids. As you know the kids have started to go back to school and they will need some great snacks for their lunchboxes and even after school. Check out a few of the snacks we have found for the kids in your life.

Mott’s Snack & Go Applesauce Pouch

Natural Applesauce Pouch
Photo Credit: Mott’s

We’re all so used to the applesauce coming in the small plastic containers with the foil tops. Those are still around and Mott’s has added a new way for us to enjoy our applesauce. They now come in pouches. Same great applesauce flavor, with no sugar added. Makes for a convenient snack on the go. The applesauce also comes in strawberry as well.

Quaker Chewy Smashbars


Photo Credit: Quaker

It’s a granola bar with some added goodness in it. A combination of pretzels, cereal, chocolate, cranberries and graham crackers. A sweet and salty snack for you and your kids to snack on at anytime. The kids really enjoyed these, we think it was the chocolate lol.

Teddy Grahams Soft Paws


Photo Credit: Kraft Foods

Most kids love Teddy Grahams, Chocolate, Cinnamon, Honey and Chocolate Chip. Well Teddy Grahams are now bigger and softer with Soft Paws. Moist, soft and full of flavor. They come in Oatmeal Raisin and Apple Cinnamon. Grab a pouch and put it in their lunch box.

Thank you so much for stopping by the kitchen today. Be sure to grab one of these snacks for yourself. As always we love to hear your feedback.

Until Next Time….