Archive for the ‘Product Review’ Category

Japanese Curry – Kare Raisu

Friday, October 6th, 2023

We fell even more in love with Japanese cuisine when Shaun did a tour of duty over in Yokosuka several years ago. Japanese curry is a common comfort food over there, easy to make with just about whatever you have on hand, tasty, filling, and decently well balanced nutritionally. If ...

Soboro Don (Japanese Chicken Rice Bowl)

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

This delicious and fast meal is perfect for week nights. My little rice cooker (Zojirushi NS-LAC05XA Micom 3-Cup(Uncooked) Rice Cooker and Warmer) has a timer so you can put rice and water in the bowl in the morning and have hot fluffy rice just in time for dinner when ...

Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 25th, 2014

It's been a great year! We've had a blast with Steven, helping him to grow and learn. He's 16 months old now, a full-on toddler, and loving life! Saturday, we had a get-together with his friend, Amary, and her mom and dad. The kids had a great time ...

Product Review: Trader Joe’s Country Potatoes

Sunday, October 12th, 2014

We tried these Trader Joe's Country Potatoes With Haricots Verts & Wild Mushrooms for a side dish earlier this week. They cooked up quickly in a skillet, and were a very tasty and easy side. The combination of sliced potatoes, green beans, and a mix of mushrooms, including ...

Guacamole in a Molcajete

Friday, May 16th, 2014

I got a great molcajete for Mother's Day. :-D This one is made out of granite rather than the traditional basalt, so it was blessedly easier to season - one round of grinding rice to get out grit, then grinding a garlic and canola oil paste to entirely ...

Product Review: Costco Deep Dish Pizza

Friday, February 8th, 2013

We're sorely lacking in deep dish Chicago-style pizza here in Washington. (Do you hear me, Old Chicago?) A friend recently mentioned that her Costco near Woodinville just started carrying deep dish pizzas in addition to the regular ones they've had for a long time. I had to check ...

Product Review: Oscar Mayer Selects Turkey Hot Dogs

Sunday, December 30th, 2012

We picked up some Oscar Mayer Selects Turkey Dogs at the store yesterday, looking for a healthier but still tasty option to satisfy a hot dog craving. We enjoyed some of the other products in the Selects line, and were hopeful for these. We heated some up for lunch and ...

Product Review: Kinder’s Pale Ale Applewood Smoked Brats

Monday, September 24th, 2012

We found these awesome Kinder's Pale Ale Applewood Smoked Brats at Costco. They're some of the best bratwurst we've had! Very worth the buy. :-)

Product Review – Pumpkin Spice Eggo Waffles

Monday, September 3rd, 2012

I'm not much of a frozen waffle person, but I saw these Pumpkin Spice Eggo Waffles in Target and just had to give them a try. Boy, am I glad I did! They smelled absolutely amazing as they came out of the toaster, and tasted almost as good. ...

Review: ParaNorman

Saturday, August 18th, 2012

I just got back from seeing ParaNorman. It was awesome! A good story, absolutely awesome animation, and lots of funny moments and fun sight gags. It would be on the scary side for the little ones, but overall a great film for just about anyone. The ...