Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Taste Test

Taste test: Pumpkin spice cereal

Taste test: Pumpkin spice cereal

Our panelists spent a lot of time this season sampling pumpkin spice-flavored foods.
Published: 10/15/18

One of my new go-to side dishes is Italian rice or risotto. I usually buy boxed mixes for quick fixings and add herbs, mushrooms, green vegetables or other flavorings to jazz it up a bit. The rice in risotto seems a little more al dente than traditio...
Published: 09/26/18
Updated: 10/08/18
Taste test: New jarred pasta sauces

Taste test: New jarred pasta sauces

When one family member eats only chicken, you learn to cook a lot of poultry recipes. Lately, one of my go-to dinners has been chicken marsala. When I saw that Prego had recently rolled out a jar of marsala sauce, I was delighted. No more chopping mu...
Updated one month ago
Taste test: New yogurts

Taste test: New yogurts

Yogurt is a reliable option for breakfast, snack time, lunch, dinner and even dessert. We eat it for breakfast with granola. Itís a great afternoon snack or a lunchbox staple. For dinner, we use it to enhance a number of recipes from casseroles to ov...
Updated one month ago
Taste test: Frozen Italian meatballs

Taste test: Frozen Italian meatballs

In keeping with our objective of trying to make family meals a little easier this back-to-school season, our judges figured premade meatballs could serve as a basis for a variety of meals. This week, we sampled 10 brands of frozen Italian meatballs f...
Updated one month ago
Taste test: New peanut butter snacks

Taste test: New peanut butter snacks

Since many of us are reaching for portable snacks to pack in school lunch boxes, our tasters thought this would be a good week to give some of the new snacks a try. We picked four peanut butter-flavored snacks, figuring parents and teachers would hav...
Updated one month ago
Taste test: Boxed cheesecake mixes

Taste test: Boxed cheesecake mixes

As a child, it was always exciting to return home from school to find a homemade dessert prepared for after dinner. It didnít take much ó I remember the joy of seeing instant chocolate pudding chilling in the fridge. These days, food manufacturers ma...
Updated one month ago
Taste test: New frozen breakfast foods

Taste test: New frozen breakfast foods

School mornings are back and so are the challenges of getting meals on the table before rushing out the door. In the upcoming weeks, the Tasterís Choice panelists will try to help with some reviews of convenience foods designed to make breakfasts, lu...
Updated: 2 months ago
Taste test: hazelnut coffee pods

Taste test: hazelnut coffee pods

While I was enjoying a croissant at a local French cafe this summer, a family from Wales walked in and asked for a strong cup of coffee. Luckily, the bakery sold a bold, locally roasted blend that hit the mark. They reminded me of the coffee drinkers...
Updated: 2 months ago
Taste test: Texas toast

Taste test: Texas toast

Texas may have invented extra thick and buttery toast, but plenty of us enjoy the slathered slices with our own barbecues or Italian night dinners. Our judges like the addition of cheese to the toast, browned in the oven with a few herbs dotting the ...
Updated: 2 months ago