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We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. Quinn Popcorn founded in 2011 set out to reinvent microwave popcorn, free of preservatives, non-GMO and packaged in a simple paper bag. Once this was accomplished they set their sights on releasing … Read More

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Using a moderate about of oil is a healthy habit, but sorting out all the oils available at the supermarket can be daunting. When it comes to cooking, oils that can handle heat, those with a high smoking point are good for frying. Those with low smoke points are better for salad dressings, drizzles or … Read More

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We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. Crackers and cheese are a natural combination. Both of these new brand extensions are worth a try.  Triscuit crackers have been around for more than 100 years. In March, 2014 the brand … Read More

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We enjoy looking at new books about food.  Some are great and some don’t measure up. See what you think. Between the ages of 3 and 6 all children in all cultures form their ideas about food – what is edible, poisonous, neutral, taboo or disgusting. They are an empty canvas. During this time, for … Read More

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Spain is the largest producer of olive oil in the world, with 264 varieties. Half of all the olive oil used in the U.S. comes from Spain, even though it may be bottled and shipped from another country. Here are some olive oil tips provide by the Trade Commission of Spain. All extra virgin olive … Read More

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We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. On the market since 1936 and produced in Manhattan, Kansas, Kretschmer Wheat Germ is an old standard that packs a nutrition punch. A 2 tablespoon serving has 50 calories, 1.5 grams of … Read More

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We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. Edward & Sons Trading Company has been creating vegetarian and vegan products for almost four decades. We recently tasted some of their products. Miso-Cup is a gluten-free, vegan, instant soup. We tasted the … Read More

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We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. Every time you turn around there is a new brand of yogurt on the market. But Noosa Yoghurt stands out in the bunch. It is made from whole milk and the texture … Read More

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We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. Almondina Toastees are a brand extension of the well-known Almondina Almond Biscuit line. Toastees are considered a snack and they are somewhere between a cookie and a cracker and would make a … Read More

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Oats are a great addition to anyone’s diet. A 1-cup serving costs 20 cents or less, has only 150 calories, and is a rich source of soluble fiber which helps lower your risk for heart disease. Groats are the least processed. They are the husked whole oat kernel and need at least 40 minutes to … Read More

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