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Taste Test Tuesday: Quick & Easy Beer Bread with Just Like Mom’s Meatloaf

Happy Tuesday Everyone!! This has been a fun filled month with tasty products from Wildtree. We truly appreciate Tiara for stopping by and spending time in the kitchen with us. She has graciously given our readers a special treat just for purchasing products with her. (See here for details) Today we will share with you the last two items she gave us to try out. Beer Bread and Meatloaf.

Quick & Easy Beer Bread

Photo Credit: Wildtree

16oz. box for $7.00

Do you love homemade bread? We know we do, the smell, the taste, the freshness it’s just so good. This Quick and Easy Beer Bread from Wildtree is just that quick and easy. All you need is 12oz of a carbonated beverage (it doesn’t have to be beer) and the beer bread mix. The mix will be lumpy, so don’t worry. This bread is great fresh out the oven. It’s so versatile you can do add ginger ale instead of beer mix in some cranberries or chocolate for a sweet bread.

Here are some other ways to use this Beer Bread

To Make:                       Substitute this INSTEAD of beer

Hawaiian bread                  Mountain Dew    
Cinn-A-Dew                      Mountain Dew, 1/2 c. cinnamon chips, sprinkle with 1 Tbsp. of  sugar

Low Fat Hawaiian              Diet Mountain Dew, spray with Pam

Ginger Bread                    Root Beer, 1/2 cup molasses, one scoop of Chai tea

Cherry Bread                    Black Cherry Soda and chopped maraschino  cherries.      

Cherry Bread 2                  Dr. Pepper and chopped cherries

Cran-Orange Bread           Orange Juice and chopped cranberries

Orange Bread                   Orange Crush & drained mandarin oranges

Peanut Butter Bread          Cream Soda & 1/2 c. peanut butter chips.   Sprinkle top with sugar

Banana Bread                    2 cups ripe bananas & 8 oz Sunny Delight

Pumpkin Bread                  12 oz. Orange Soda, 12 oz. can pure pumpkin

Pizza Dough                      1 cup and 3 – 4 Tbsp. beer. Mix well.  Cover, let sit 5 min. Roll onto floured       surface, put  into pizza pan, and  bake at 325 for 15 – 20 minutes.

Drop Biscuits                    12 oz. Buttermilk

Corn Bread                       15 oz can creamed corn, 1/3 cup oil, NO beer or pop

White Chocolate                1 can Vanilla Coke, ½ cup white chocolate chips, macadamia nuts (optional)

Just Like Mom’s Meatloaf

Photo Credit: Wildtree
4.7oz box for $5.25
Need dinner in a rush, then this meatloaf is the way to go. We used turkey instead of ground beef, added soy sauce, a slightly beaten egg, milk and some chili sauce ( you can use ketchup). We mixed everything together using our hands (this is messy but fun, hint: use your kids), made mini meat loaves and put them in a muffin pan and let them cook for 40 – 50 minutes at 350 degrees. Dinner is done!! The moist meatloaf was so good, you could taste the onions, garlic, black pepper and spices that they added into the mix. This mix is pretty healthy because there are oats in it, Yes we said OATS!! So you get to enjoy your meatloaf and not feel guilty about eating it either.
We hope you have enjoyed this months great food from Wildtree. We thank Tiara for allowing us to showcase these wonderful items. Don’t forget to check out her site to purchase your food. If you or anyone you know has any food products that you would like to see featured on Taste Test Tuesday please have them send us an email at southernrootskitchen [at] gmail [dot] com. 
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Taste Test Tuesday: DOLE Shakers & Fruit Crisps

Hello, Hello, Hello!! We missed you all these past two weeks but we’re back with some tasty and healthy treats for you. Spring is here, people have made New Year’s Resolutions to lose weight, eat healthy or just try new things. Well today for Taste Test Tuesday we have two new fruit products from DOLE, just for you.

DOLE Shakers

In a rush, don’t have your blender handy? Then this is definitely the smoothie for you. Grab a DOLE Shaker from the freezer aisle at your local grocery store, fill it up with juice (approximately 7 oz, there is a line on the bottle), shake it up and there is your fruit smoothie. They come in 3 flavors: Strawberry, Mixed Berry, Strawberry & Banana. Smooth, rich taste of fruit, yogurt and your favorite juice makes this drink a wonderful snack, or even a meal. This drink does have Pre & Probiotics in it, so you will get your live cultures in your diet, and it’s under 200 calories, low in fat, trans-fat free and filled with protein.

Each smoothie is considered a single serving (11oz) and can be found in your local grocery stores, so far we haven’t seen any of these for over $2.00 each. Grab a shaker, add your juice and let us know what you think!

DOLE Fruit Crisps

There are days when I really want a homemade dessert that just takes me back to my childhood. Sometimes I crave peach cobbler, other times it’s pecan pie, or apple crisp. Growing up we always went apple picking every fall, then come home and see how many dishes we could make with all the apples we picked up. One dish in particular was always my favorite: Apple Crisp. Something about the crunchy oat and warm apples put a smile on my face. DOLE came out with these single serving (4 oz) Fruit Crisps. These can be eaten at room tempature, chilled or warmed in the microwave. Each bowl has whole grain oats and brown sugar topping for you to add on top or mix in. The Fruit Crisps come in 3 flavors: Apple Cinnamon, Apple Pear and Peach. You can find these in the fruit aisle in your local grocery stores, if you shop at any club stores (Sam’s, BJ’s, Costco’s) they also have them their in bulk (the only way we buy them lol.)

Great for dessert, a quick snack, or just because. Grab a bowl and enjoy your fruit, that is filled with Vitamin C and contains whole grain oats.

See something in the store and not sure how it will taste? Let us know and we will be happy to try it out for you. We love suggestions. Send us a tweet, write on our wall on Facebook, comment on our blog or send us an email. We reply back.

Happy Taste Test Tuesday!!!