2013 – The Year of Improvement
Category Archives: cooking
We are a self-proclaimed foodie family. The Rooster and I love to cook and while we don’t always have the time during the week, the weekends are usually reserved for trying new things. The girls don’t always like what we fix but we insist they at least try it.. I’m not a short order cook and only here in this world does the Daukas Diner exist. I have subscribed to Taste of the South magazine for a few years and LOVE it. I even opted for TOTS over Paula Deen (sorry, Paula.. I still love you!!) when I realized that I just didn’t have the time to make ALL the recipes in both magazines. So when the February issue arrived last week I almost flipped when I saw the focus. Cast Iron Cooking! No good cook in the south is without cast iron in their kitchen. I believe we have … read more
I’m no different than any other mom around town.. I’m busy with work, school, errands, playing referee, chauffeur and in-home counselor to teenage angst. Adding “prepare for Christmas” to that and my kids are lucky to get stale cheerios for dinner much less a home cooked meal. So when Whole Foods of Winston asked if I’d be up for trying their Whole Value Meals, I replied “yes” and “my kids thank you”. I was actually given the choice between their Whole Value Meals and their upcoming special of Wild-Caught Georgia Shrimp (you save $5 a pound — Friday, 12/16 ONLY) and while I love making Shrimp and Grits, that seemed to defeat the purpose of making my life simpler right now. The Whole Value Meals are promoted as ”meals that will feed a family of four and comes with a salad. The food is of great quality, free of antibiotics and hormones and are cheaper and … read more
A taste test review of Whole Foods Memorial day pack.
As part of my foray into the Open Sky Project, I was sent a decent list of items that I could try out, use and talk about. There were some really cool options and it was tough to decide.
An open letter to Kraft Foods… Dear Kraft.. For years I was the lucky recipient of your wonderful Food & Family magazine. I used most of the recipes because you wrote them for me or moms like me. Short on time, certain products (yours usually) always on hand and the desire to make a good, quick homemade meal. Sadly, this stopped last year when you moved over to a paid subscription basis. Having been in the magazine industry, I know how much it costs to produce a magazine like that when you can't really sell advertising. Here's my question.. considering how much I spend on your products, do you think there's any way I can scan and email barcodes for credit towards the $13 annual fee? I mean.. really.. I know I spend more than $30 a week in Kraft products. Can't I prove that to you and keep … read more