Wednesday, October 5, 2022

A Tillamook Good and Creamy Yogurt taste test - All 12 flavors!

Time for another taste test! Whenever I see something that has a bunch of different flavors, I'm always tempted to try them all! Recently we visited the Tillamook Creamery in Tillamook Oregon where they make all these delicious treats! 

We've got 11 different yogurts here to try! Thank you Jess for putting together this beautiful sample board. I love that the lids are all different colors! 

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Freeze Dried Starburst taste test

Time for another taste test! I always keep my eye out for new things to try, but my brother Patrick likes to find interesting things too! Earlier this year he found Freetles, freeze dried Skittles, that we thought were even better than the original Skittles! And we know our Skittles! We have tried 56 different flavors of Skittles during our massive Skittles taste test

And since we're all getting together in Washington, Patrick wanted to bring a few new freeze dried treats. Today we have freeze dried Starbursts minis, Skittles, and Sour Skittles!

Monday, October 3, 2022

Pizza at Home - Washington Coffee - Caramel Latte Pizza

We're visiting Washington State and we're lucky enough to have my entire family here too! 

I'm always soliciting ideas for what my weekly pizza should be. I was riding in a car with my dad, brother, and sister-in-law Megan when inspiration struck her. She almost sucked all the air out of the car as she had her realization. 
Megan - GASP! You have to make a coffee pizza!

Brilliant! Seattle Washington is regarded as the "World Center for Coffee Roasting". Starbucks originated from here! Megan is a coffee fanatic. 

Saturday, October 1, 2022

Saturday Morning Cereals - Banana Cheerios - Caramel Banana Cheerios and Strawberry Banana Cheerios Taste Test

Happy Saturday! Today we're trying a couple brand new Cheerios flavors! Last Christmas I tried 20 different Cheerios flavors with my family! It was the Ultimate Cheerios Taste Test! 

Sheila - We had a lot of Cheerios left over at the house after that...

Since then, I have groaned whenever I saw a new version of Cheerios released, because it meant that was one that I didn't get to try in our big taste test. No matter, we'll just save the new flavors until we're back together again to try them. 

Who here likes banana flavored things? Just Jon and Megan apparently. I'm definitely in the opposite camp. Banana flavored foods and candies are among my least favorite. Will these Cheerios be good or bad? Let's taste them and see!

And because it's kind of what we do here, I'll be comparing them to the flavors they claim to be. There's Strawberry Banana as well as Banana Caramel. 

Friday, September 30, 2022

An Oregon Tillamook Ice Cream Taste Test

I scream, you scream, we all scream for Tillamook Ice Cream! We are in Washington visiting my family here. Earlier we all took a visit to see the Tillamook Creamery where they make all sorts of tasty treats! One of those treats is Ice Cream! 

Tillamook makes over 20 different kinds of ice cream, so in order to limit that a little bit, I thought it might be fun to focus on the ice cream flavors that are Oregon specific. That's why today we have 5 flavors to sample. 
Oregon Strawberry - Sweet strawberry ice cream with ripe Oregon strawberry pieces.
Oregon Hazelnut and Salted Caramel - Smooth hazelnut ice cream with a ripple of rich, salted caramel and bits of Oregon hazelnuts.
Marionberry Pie - Rich vanilla ice cream with pie crust pieces and ripe Oregon marionberries.
Mountain Huckleberry - Creamy vanilla ice cream with a tart huckleberry swirl.
Oregon Dark Cherry - Rich, dark cherry ice cream with ripe pieces of sweet Oregon dark cherry pieces. 

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Visiting Fort Clatsop - Lewis and Clark's Winter Home during their 1805-1806 Expedition

Earlier today we were in Tillamook Oregon visiting the Tillamook Cheese Factory. Dad, who is a big US history buff, suggested it would be fun to head up the coast a little to Fort Clatsop. What's at Fort Clatsop? You might remember in your US history books that way back when, Lewis and Clark made their way across Northern America. Once they reached the Pacific Coast, it was winter and they needed a place to stay. Their party built Fort Clatsop! Let's explore!

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Visiting the Tillamook Cheese Factory - 2022/07/15

Today we get to go on another fun factory tour! Last year we were on the East Coast and got to try out all the different cheeses from the major cheese producer Cabot. This year we're on the West Coast at the other major cheese manufacturer Tillamook! 

Best of all, they have a factory tour, store, and cafe, so we're going to be overwhelmed with cheese today!