Archive for the 'Now That’s Good Eatin’' Category


Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

Have you guys seen or tried the new Banana Nut Cheerios yet? OMG.  So.  Friggin.  Awesome. They’re so new that General Mills doesn’t even mention them up on the official Cheerios site.  I’m looking for some recipe ideas.  Anyway, this is very, very good stuff.  Not overly sweet, but the banana flavor really shines through.  […]

Taste the Season: Liquid Edition

Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

It’s always been my policy/personal quirk that I only like tea if it doesn’t taste like tea.  And OHMY, does this stuff fit the bill!  It is incredible!  Tastes like hot liquid pumpkin pie!  I could just sit and sniff the tea bag all day and be happy. The ingredients list black tea, “natural pumpkin […]

Taste the Season

Monday, October 6th, 2008

Have you all seen the new “fall” flavors of Hershey kisses out in the stores?  They come in Candy Corn and Pumpkin Spice, and they both rawk. I’m no fan of Hershey kisses, or any Hershey chocolate, really.  (Hersheys?  chocolate?  *snork*  More like dark brown wax brick.  But I digress.) But these succeed because there’s […]

Fall is for Foodies

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

Praise Elvis, good weather is finally here!  And the one thing that good fall (and winter) weather does for me is to bring the urge to create hearty, time-consuming, and delicious meals back out of its summer dormancy.  Good-bye salads, grilled crap, cold sandwiches…that summer fare is not real food!  It’s merely subsistence-level nourishment to […]

Now that’s good…chewing?

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

Darn you, Orbit gum company!! For all of my life, I have been Anti-chewing gum. It tastes good for 2 minutes, then you have to spit it out right away or else endure having a tasteless rubber cud in your mouth. Pointless and gross, right? But then the damn Orbit gum company came out with […]

Imitation is the sincerest..*nom nom!*

Thursday, May 1st, 2008

Y’all know what a big Starbucks ho I am. But for the drinks, though, not the food. Their pastries look good, but 9 out of 10 times, they disappoint in taste. Except for one item that I ADORE: the reduced-fat banana chocolate-chip coffee cake. Oh, raptures! It’s sweet and banana-y and MOIST and dense and […]

My Other New Friend

Thursday, February 7th, 2008

Though I still mourn the grievous death of Diet Vanilla Coke (no, Vanilla Coke Zero ain’t the same), at long last something has come along to help fill some of that void and take the pain away — Diet Cherry Chocolate Dr. Pepper! Behold my new fizzy beverage companion! When I spotted it on the […]

Two Dozen

Monday, February 4th, 2008

Remember Dozen Cupcake shop?  I hope you do, and if you live in PGH and haven’t been yet, shame upon thee!!  Well, the good people of Dozen have just opened Dozen Bakeshop in the Lawrenceville area.  While the original store only sells cupcakes, the new bakeshop sells everything else…brownies, muffins, eclairs, pie, cinnamon rolls, you […]

You’ll never know it’s good for you!

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

I can hear the chorus of “ewwws” now…cookies made out of high fiber cereal?  I didn’t believe it either, but these are goooood!  And super low in fat!  If you could find a reduced-sugar brownie mix to use in the recipe, they’d be healthy on that front, too. What I like about these cookies is […]

Don’t Even Bother

Monday, January 14th, 2008

Maybe there’s a rule: for every good product, there is an equal and opposite bad product? I think that’s the case at Starbucks. You remember how I gave thanks and praised the Sugar-Free Gingerbread syrup back during the holiday season. Guilt-free crack in a cup, it is!! But now comes Gingerbread’s evil long-lost brother, who […]


Tuesday, December 11th, 2007

You know I have a sick fascination with Peeps, and am usually enthused about all the new Peeps permutations that come down the Peep pike.  That’s why I was pretty excited to see new Peppermint Peeps…they’re star-shaped with red sprinkles and in a red wrapper for Xmess. I’m really not the biggest fan of peppermint; […]

Did Bogie eat like this?

Thursday, November 15th, 2007

Because if he did, it’s no wonder he didn’t want to leave Casablanca with Ingrid Bergman. Below are the recipes for my foray into Moroccan food from last weekend’s dinner party.

Fall’s Must-Have Accessory

Thursday, October 4th, 2007

I wish I could find a picture of this for your reference, but you must go out and buy Brach’s new CARAMEL-flavored candy corn! Sweet Elvis, but it is fabulous! I always buy candy corn at Halloween just because you’re “supposed” to, but I never really eat it. Normal candy corn doesn’t really taste like […]


Tuesday, July 24th, 2007

You know, I really enjoy dense food. If it was like a choice between a flaky pastry, or a muffin… it would be the muffin, no contest. –Space Ghost I found this recipe on the Ocean Spray website (because I Looooooooove cranberries!), and gol-DANG if it isn’t the best damn muffin recipe I’ve ever made! […]


Wednesday, July 18th, 2007

Harken ye back a few months to when I posted about the plans for commemorative ELVIS Peanut Butter-N-Banana Reeses’ Cups. They were due to come out this summer in time for the 30th memorial in August. Well, they have landed! Rite-Aid had all Reeses products 3 for $1, so I bought 6. Now a recap […]

Espresso’s Best Friend

Wednesday, July 11th, 2007

I have a King Arthur Flour cookie cookbook with tons of recipes for biscotti in it. BW and I have been trying several out, but this one remains my favorite. It’s not too sweet, has such a great..for lack of a better word…Italian flavor. And the name makes it sound impressively Haute Cuisine, even though […]

Back in black

Thursday, June 7th, 2007

You all might remember my dismay when Vanilla Coke (and particularly Diet Vanilla Coke) was discontinued. Well, the people have spoken and Almighty E has smiled down upon us, because Diet Vanilla Coke is back!! It has been reincarnated as Vanilla Coke Zero, but that’s irrelevant. It has returned! And there was much rejoicing! I […]


Wednesday, May 23rd, 2007

One thing that always bugged me about Ben&Jerry’s is that although they have a steady rotation of cool new flavors in their shops, they rarely have anything new available at the grocery store. That all changes this summer as B&J rolls out several new concoctions. I’ve only tried one, but I may just quit right […]

Toronto Discoveries

Thursday, March 15th, 2007

Although my habit when I go to Toronto is go re-visit favorite restaurants time and again, on this past trip we discovered two new gems! Ninki Sushi is downtown on Adelaide St., just off of Yonge. BW and I stumbled across it on Thursday night when we just wanted something small to munch, and the […]

Things in Pittsburgh that Don’t Suck v.3: A Little Cup of Happy

Thursday, February 8th, 2007

OMG, Pittsburgh has acquired a new something fabulous! We now have our very own gourmet cupcake shop! (Actually, I’m informed that we have two, but I am already a loyalist to the one in my ‘hood, so that’s the one I’m praising here.) Dozen Cupcakes recently opened in Squirrel Hill. I was skeptical at first; […]