Taste Trunk Review! Holiday Gift Guide 2015

Taste Trunk Review! Holiday Gift Guide 2015

We received this AWESOME Subscription box from Taste Trunk, and the stuff is AMAZING!! Each item came with recipe cards or recipes on the packaging. Our box included Hawaiian Lava Salt from the San Francisco Salt Company, Napa Valley Raspberry Vinegar, White Truffle Oil, Spiceologist, and Urban Accents Parmesan Mediterranean Veggie Roaster.

We used the recipes it came with to create some AMAZING food and made some of
our own! We uses the Parmesan Mediterranean Veggie Roaster to make this delish backed butternut squash! Even my somewhat picky two-year old would eat it. We also made some amazing homemade mashed potatoes with the Hawaiian Lava Salt. The contrast between the white from the potatoes and the black salt looks great on a plate and would be amazing for holiday parties. We also made Cauliflower Soup with the Truffle oil, it was super yummy! The Truffle oil was made from extra virgin olive and white truffles which were found by truffle pigs what are specially trained to look for them. Pretty much everything in this box is amazing!

They have loads of information here on their website under their FAQ page! Everything from delivery day information to Subscriptions and stock photos you can use if you buy these for your friends and family! They also set up business subscriptions for those of you whom like to give these out as holiday gifts to employees. Under their Kitchen notes tab they have recipes they release with the boxes that are exclusive to them. One in particular that looked super yummy is the Homemade Greek Yogurt which looks super easy to make.

You can also do a build your own box! So you get to choose a theme or a set of items individually for your Taste Trunk! You can also pick items to suit your specific diet such as Vegan foods and gluten free. They even have catagories for organic and kitchen supplies!

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Botticelli Review! Holiday Gift Guide 2015

Botticelli Review! Holiday Gift Guide 2015

At our house we eat ALOT of pasta, like we love pasta.So when we were given the opportunity to review Botticelli again we jumped on it!  They use 100% Italian tomatoes and the highest quality. They produce their pasta sauces from scratch in small batches,using natural ingredients. The sauces and pasta we received have ingredients we can pronounce so nothing funky great for if you need to avoid chemicals or preservatives! The pastas cook extremely well too which means the pasta doesnt get soggy and ruin your great pasta sauces or dishes. In total we received a package of angel hair pasta, a bowtie pasta, their great tomato and basil sauce and olive bruscetta.

For this dish we used their angel hair pasta and the Tomato and Basil sauce we
received. It was absolutely delicious and looks as good as it tasted, so if your finicky about pretty foods and want to impress guests this would definately do so!

For the second dish we made we used their Olive Oils and bow tie pasta to make homemade Roasted butternut bell pepper pasta sauce! The olive oil paired perfectly with the subtle flavors of the herbs and flavors to creat a well balanced meal!
Botticelli makes other fine products which include Olive Oils, vinegar
Pastas and Red Peppers

 

 

 

About Botticelli:

 

Five generations of experience has made Botticelli Olive Oil a celebration of flavor.

Made from only the finest, ripe olives grown in the sun-drenched, rich soils of the Mediterranean terrain, we offer a wide selection of flavors for all your cooking needs.

We also offer a complete line of Botticelli products to bring you a full, delectable cuisine experience.

From our table to yours, savor the taste of only the highest quality products, and a rich history of tradition and fine cooking. Enjoy!

 

Nurturme Yum-a-Roo Review

Nurturme Yum-a-Roo Review

Nurturme Yum-a-Roos are freeze dried organic vegitables and fruits which are in toddler sized bites. We received Banana, apples, with brocoli, and another bag with peas, sweet corn, and apples. My daughter and I are vegetarians and I’m always looking for creative ways to get her to eat more fruits and vegetables. This is absolutely perfect for her. She loves having bite sized snacks available to her since she doesnt typically eat large meals, and she grazes.  Originally she was a bit unsure since she usually eats her fruits and vegitables on a normal basis anyhow. But once she got ahold of these she could not get enough of them and devoured a whole bag in one sitting. Which for her is incredibly unusual, but I think its a good thing she likes them. I tried them myself and each fruit and vegetable tasted as it should of, which is good since most freeze dried fruit and vegetables don’t. They also didnt have a weird texture and each serving is around 7 grams with four servings in each package. These also don’t have any sugar added  and are packages in BPA free packages, made in the USA, vegan, gluten free, kosher, organic, and perservative free. These are also enviromentally friendly which means they produce little to no green house gasses during production and are delivered to their locations in the most eco-friendly way possible.  Because they are perservative free its reccomended to eat these withen a week. I would assume that they would draw moisture out of the air and rehydrate. Being vegan also means that these have no animal products or bi-products and did not cause animal cruelity in their making.

 

 

Fruit Company Tailgate Snack Box

Fruit Company Tailgate Snack Box

Football season is here and that means tailgate parties and lots of mouth watering food to grill and share with your tailgate team mates. This year why not add more appetizing snacks to your lineup for just under $40.00 You can get a tasty touch down of snacks from The Fruit Company and Check out their Tail Gate Snack Box Entice your game day with such goodies as * All Natural Beef Jerky *Summer Sausage* Mixed Nuts* Hickory Smoked Fried Peanuts * Aged White Cheddar & Green Chile Popcorn * Smoked Roasted Garlic Cheese

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Not hosting a tail gate party or Football is just not your thing , There are other Wonderfully Delicious options to meet your budget Under $50 Gifts

These Baskets would also make great Holiday Gifts too

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GH Cretors Chicago Mix

GH Cretors Chicago Mix

We are huge fans of Popcorn in my house and when I was given the oppurtunity to experience the yummy good for you GH Cretors Chicago Mix Popcorn this delicious combination of Sweet Caramel and Creamy aged Cheddar Popcorn mixes with your taste buds to give you a wonderful taste that is out of this world, and very easy to want more. You would never know that they are Gluten Free and made with no artificial colors or flavors. If you want something sweet and salty then this is the perfect snack just for you, I was so pleasantly surprised how much that I wanted more it it quite addictive and I almost did not want to share with any one, But I could not keep the goodness of this snack away from my loved ones , My son has State testing coming up and on the days he had testing the school suggested that they bring in a snack, so instead of him taking his usual he asked to take a bag of Chicago Mix, he came home and told me that all the kids in his group were almost salivating over the scentsational smell that came out of the bag when he opened it, To me it reminds me of the days when I would visit the local Fair and watch as they made popcorn in a kettle and the aroma just drew you right to it. I would highly recommend that you check these and other Flavors,

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Crispy Fruit Snacks From Crispy Green #TaxSeason

Crispy Fruit Snacks From Crispy Green #TaxSeason

If you are anything like me when #taxseason approaches I get stressed and start reaching for salty or chocolate snacks and I continue to gorge myself until the stress subsides but I later regret eating so much. So this year I’ve decided on a more healthy alternative , I am now reaching for Crispy Fruit ( see previous review Here). Not only are they good for you they are a great alternative to what I usually snack on during times of stress , they are a NON-GMO, no sugar, no sweeteners snack I have a Diabetic family member and he enjoys eating these with out the worry of having to much sugar added to his diet . There are 7 delicious Freeze dried fruit flavors to choose from . I have a preference for the Banana and Apple. My son comes home from school and grabs a bag for an after school snack his favorite is the Asian Pear. I feel good knowing that he is eating something that won’t over load him with stuff that he does not need to put into his body . So if you are looking for a yummy delicious snack to help you get through tax season , please consider Crispy Fruit and Check out ways to enjoy them

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Mike and Ike Jelly Beans

Mike and Ike Jelly Beans

When you are wanting candy that is both sweet and sour but the sour part is too much, I suggest that you should give Mike and Ike Tangy Twister Jelly Beans a try, each bold juicy flavor is sure to tickle your taste buds with flavors of Cherry, Citrus Punch, Raspberry, Pineapple and Apple, I preferred the Raspberry, once it touched my taste buds I was hooked I could not stop eating them, My kids are looking at me like are you going to share them, I did and they agreed that they are really good jelly beans and has plenty of flavor that leaves a fruity after taste . We also tried the Mike and Ike fruity Easter Treats which are like the original Mike and Ike but Easterfied with great flavors that are common to those that are familiar with Mike and Ike candies .
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