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Product Review: Just the Cheese Crunchy Baked Cheese Snacks!

Just the Cheese Packaging
Photos By Gail

Do you like cheese? I sure do. Cheese is my favorite food group! For me, one of the most exciting things about making a quesadilla or grilled cheese sandwich, or heating up a slice of pizza, is when a bit of melting cheese oozes onto the surface of the hot pan and bakes into a little cheesy wafer of impossibly delicious goodness. Step away from the crunchy cheese, I say — it’s mine! But seriously, if the idea of eating crunchy cheese is exciting to you, but maybe the process of grating cheese into a hot pan and waiting for it to get all golden-brown and crisp seems too labor intensive, then you will be glad to learn that Just the Cheese crunchy baked cheese snacks are a thing that exists.

Just the Cheese

Just The Cheese crunchy cheese snacks are made with 100% natural Wisconsin cheese with no artificial additives or preservatives, so they are gluten free and low carb. Each packages contains two snack bars (just 75 calories each) of crunchy baked cheese that tastes just as delicious as you would imagine. Since Just the Cheese needs no refrigeration, it is the perfect grab-and-go snack for your purse, back pack or desk drawer. And if a cheese-loving friend or co-worker becomes curious when they see you snacking blissfully on your delicious crunchy cheese, well, you have bar to share wit them — that is, if you can bear to part with it.

Just The Cheese

You could even use Just The Cheese snack bars as a cracker substitute, adding a variety of your favorite toppings (more cheese, anyone?) to create fancy snacks for your next party!

Just the Cheese Packaging 2

Just the Cheese crunchy baked cheese snacks, made with love by Specialty Cheese Company, come in three simple flavors: Jalapeño (with real jalapeño pepper bits baked right in), Grilled Cheese, and Aged Cheddar. These snacks are currently available only in select brick-and-mortar markets, but you can buy them via online outlets such as Amazon Prime and others. Visit Just The Cheese Dot Com to order yours now!

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Tasty Holiday Treat: Salted Caramel Brownie Brittle!

Salted Caramel Brownie Brittle Bag
All Photos By Gail

With the Holiday season fast approaching, the time is now for guilty pleasures and dietary indulgences. Fans of this blog know well my love of the decadent sweet treat called Brownie Brittle — an oven-baked brownie-thin with a crisp cookie crunch. OMG, this stuff is delicious. In honor of what I like to call the Holidaze, Brownie Brittle reintroduces flavors that are available only during theses chilly months, and tarts-up their packaging with snow flakes and bows so that you can grab a few bags for last minute gift giving! Convenient!

Salted Caramel Brownie Brittle Close Up
Salted Caramel Brownie Brittle is Ready For its Close Up

With a narrow window of availability to purchase Brownie Brittle’s holiday varieties, I want to make sure you try what is not only my favorite flavor, but the favorite of Brownie Brittle originator herself, Shelia GSalted Carmel Brownie Brittle! The salted caramel chocolate treat remains very much on-trend, and Brownie Brittle leads the charge this Holiday season with its Brownie Brittle that is liberally studded with velvety Caramel Chips, and topped with a Dark Chocolate Drizzle — for added festiveness! Something I learned from watching too many baking shows is that adding salt to chocolate does not make the treat taste saltier. Rather, salt enhances the flavor of the chocolate, and makes it taste like the most delicious thing on earth.

Salted Caramel Brownie Brittle

Warning: Salted Caramel Brownie Brittle is highly addictive! I recommend that you take a few pieces out of the bag, put them on plate, and then take that to the TV room or wherever you are going to have your snack, leaving the sealed bag behind you in the kitchen. so that you don’t lose control. Shop for all varieties of Brownie Brittle at your local supermarket, or online at This Link!

Delicious New Products from Bumble Bee Tuna!

Bumble Bee Tuna New Products
All Photos By Gail, Except Where Noted

Warmer weather is finally here, and it’s time to start planning lighter meals as we move towards summer, which will arrive any minute! Tuna is surely a favorite food that many have been eating since childhood, but there are lots of new ways to enjoy tuna besides the familiar tuna salad sandwich. Bumble Bee has just introduced several new products to its line of top quality albacore tuna, which are ideal for easy snacks and light lunches, and as key ingredients in hot or cold summer entrees. Let’s take a look at what’s new on the supermarket shelf!

Cheesy Tuna Melt Snack

Bumble Bee’s Snack on The Run line of ready-to- eat snack kits introduces a new flavor, Cheesy Tuna Melt, which will appeal to both kids and adults.

Cheesy Tuna Melt Out of The Box

Cheesy Tuna Melt Snack includes a 3.35 ounce can of cheesy tuna salad with pickle relish that kids can safely and easily open. The kit includes a small spoon for scoopig the tuna onto 6 buttery round crackers for a no mess, tasty snack or school lunch. Everything you need is in the kit, for minimal fuss. It is literally a grab-and-go snack!

Cheesy Tuna Melt Serving Suggestion

Behold: My very tasty Cheesy Tuna Melt on Crackers light lunch that I enjoyed while working at my computer. There was still more tuna in the can when I took this photo!

Cheesy Tuna Melt Sandwich

You could also enjoy this Cheesy Tuna Melt sandwich on toast!

Lemon Sesame Ginger Tuna

Bumble Bee also has line of seasoned tuna varieties that come conveniently sealed in a pouch, with a spoon included! You can enjoy this flavorful Tuna — the one I tried was seasoned with fresh Lemon, Ginger and Sesame — right from the pouch, or use it as the main ingredient in a healthy Mediterranean or Asian themed sandwich, wrap or salad.

Pesto Tuna in Olive Oil

If you wish that making a fresh and delicious dinner from scratch was as easy as opening a can, may I introduce you to Bumble Bee’s new Prime Filet Albacore Tuna with Pesto and Olive Oil! Mangia!

Pesto Tuna Angel Hair Pasta
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This decadent looking Pesto Tuna Angel Hair Pasta (Recipe Here) is fifteen minutes from prep to plate!

Find out more about the Bumble Bee family of fine seafood products, and get easy and innovative recipes that feature Bumble Bee Tuna at This Link!

Ridiculous Super Bowl Party Dessert: The Snickers Cheeseball


Okay, I admit that the idea of a Snickers Cheeseball is kind of, well, gross, until you see what goes into it, and how super easy it is to make. And then, it gets kind of exciting don’t you think? Also, I bet it tastes delicious. If you end up making this for your Super Bowl party, or whatever, leave me a comment and tell me how it came out.

Snickers Cheeseball

Thanks to Delish for the Tip!

Product Review: Kinderville Silicone Food Storage Solutions for Kids!

Kinderville Products Display
Divided Trays, Snack and Sandwich Pouches, and Easy Squeezy Food Pouches by Kinderville (All Photos By Gail)

Summer is almost over and it’s time to think about going back to school. Ugh, I know; it can be a drag. But school is somewhat more fun when you are bringing your lunch and snacks in containers that are as cool and colorful as those made by Kinderville.  A Mom and Dad created the Kinderville line of products as a safe and easy solution to storing and serving their kids’ lunches and snacks.  With a focus on quality, and the use of safe materials, their food storage designs are not only easy and fun for kids to use, but they’re also 100% non-toxic, while embracing Green consciousness as well!

Snack and Sandwich Pouch

Kinderville Sandwich and Snack Pouches are the perfect alternative to disposable plastic baggies, with their easy open and close tab design at the top. Non-toxic Silicone is great for food storage and serving purposes because it is hygienic, hypoallergenic and resistant to bacteria. Silicone is free of toxic chemicals like those found in plastics (BPA, lead and phthalates), and it’s known to not react with food or beverages.  There’s also an Easy Squeezy food pouch (seen in the top photo of this post) which is ideal for fruit puree and yogurt

Kinderville Ice Pop Molds

Colorful Silicone Cups (sold as a set with one green and one red cup) have a wide base and low height to minimize spills. Ice Pop Molds (dishwasher and freezer safe) are great for making treats to cool off on these remaining hot summer days! These molds are sold as a set of 4 bright and cheery colors.

Kinderville Bibs

Fox and Hedgehog Bibs are 100% food-grade silicone bibs that are perfect for a messy little eater. The fun bibs catch falling food and make clean-up a breeze!

Kinderville products are perfect for use around the home, to send with your little ones to daycare or for use when the family is on-the-go. Safe, resilient and easy to clean, they also encourage reuse and less waste as they are designed to last. After using simply wash, dry and reuse. One set is all you will ever need!  Find out more about Kinderville , and shop for their products online, at This Link!

Product Review: Brownie Brittle Holiday Drizzle Varieties!

Brownie Brittle Packaging
All Photos By Gail

Do you like Brownies? I sure do. While there is no ‘bad’ part of a delicious brownie, my favorite part is the crispy edge from where the brownies bake right up against the side of the pan. Yummy. Like the well-done end bits of a really fine brisket, it is the part that every Brownie Lover fights over, whether or not they will admit to it. Fortunately, Brownie Entrepreneur Sheila G. Mains feels as I do, and has put an end to the fighting with her genius creation of Brownie Brittle. I was first introduced to Brownie Brittle at the Summer Fancy Food Show a couple of years back, and it immediately became my favorite product of the show, as it is surely one of the most delicious things you can put in your mouth.

Boasting “Rich Brownie Taste with a Cookie Crunch,” Brownie Brittle is an indulgent, wafer-thin and ultra-crispy Chocolate Brownie snack that comes in four varieties and just keeps winning with its ridiculously low calorie count of only 140 per serving! Insane!

Chocolate Chip Brownie Brittle Drizzle

And  if you thought it could not get any better than that, Brownie Brittle has introduced a new, seasonal Holiday Drizzle collection that combines sweet decadence with a touch of festive cheer! The four-ounce, snowflake adorned bags include flavors like Chocolate Chip with White Snowflake Drizzle, and Salted Caramel or Mint Chocolate Chip — both with a Dark Chocolate Drizzle. Brownie Brittle’s new holiday flavors retail for just  $3.99 per bag.

Brownie Brittle Holiday Drizzle
Chocolate Chip with White Snowflake Drizzle

I have taken Brownie Brittle to share at parties, and offered it as a snack to friends visiting my home, and everyone always asks if they can just have the entire bag. Not even kidding. That is a testament to how irresistible Brownie Brittle is!

Sheila G Back of Bag

Learn more about Brownie Brittle and find a store that sells it in your neighborhood, at Brownie Brittle Dot Com!

Salted Caramel Brownie Brittle

Yes, It Exists: Mr. Squid Snack

Mr Squid Snack

I spotted this Mr. Squid packaged squid snack at an anonymous bodega on Mosco Street in Chinatown a few weeks back. I did not actually eat any Mr. Squid, but there is what I would consider to be a semi-enthusiastic positive review at This Link.