Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Taste Test

Taste test: raspberry vinaigrette

Raspberry vinaigrette has a lot of flexibility. It's a great way to spruce up any spring salad, especially alongside crumbled cheeses, fruits and nuts. But, it's also useful as a glaze for meats or a topping for ice cream, or to sprinkle over cooked vegetables. Our panelists are fans of the dressing, although a couple allowed they cut it with vinegar and olive oil when drizzling the dressing on salads. We tasted eight brands of bottled vinaigrettes.

Kathy Saunders, Times correspondent

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Taste test: canned peeled tomatoes

Taste test: canned peeled tomatoes

On a recent cold night, my son asked for a bowl of tomato soup. I was preparing to run to the grocery store for a can or carton of soup to heat up when I realized I had 17 cans of whole tomatoes on the counter, ready for my tasting panel to sample. I...
Published: 02/20/18
Taste test: red velvet cake mixes

Taste test: red velvet cake mixes

Sorry, restaurateurs, but Valentine’s Day can be one of the worst evenings to eat out — especially if you like great food, prompt service and intimate dining. Restaurants can be crowded and loud, and the staff can be stressed and rushed. So if it’s n...
Published: 02/13/18
Taste test: reduced-fat chocolate milk

Taste test: reduced-fat chocolate milk

One of my children loved milk growing up, but the other wouldn’t touch it. The only way to get milk into her system was to mix it with heaping tablespoons of chocolate syrup. After a while, it was just easier to break down and buy chocolate milk. Tha...
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Taste test: New cereals

Taste test: New cereals

The cereal aisle is one of our favorites at the grocery store. Every week, it seems new options are rolled out, each with even more sugar, chocolate or some twist on an old favorite. January seems a particularly popular month for new cereal promotion...
Updated one month ago