Friday, September 18, 2020

Mountain Dew Doritos - Imported from Australia

We've got something special today! We love Mountain Dew! And now Doritos has a new Limited Edition flavor that tastes like Mountain Dew? We've got to try it!

And just like our usual taste tests around here, we're going to have it with Mountain Dew soda.
 

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Rotisserie Chicken Pringles

Today we get to try out a new Pringles flavor! Honestly when I saw it on the shelf, I mistook it for something we've already tried before. We tried Roasted Turkey Pringles earlier this year and I thought these were those. But my brother knew better and had a few things shipped to me in a package, these included!

And since we're trying Rotisserie Chicken Pringles, we've got to have a Rotisserie Chicken to go along with it. Thank you Sam's Club for having a big chicken for just $5.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Taste testing Dr Pepper Cotton Candy

This week we've got an interesting new offering. If you ask me what my favorite soft drink is, that's easy, Dr. Pepper.
I'm a Pepper. Wouldn't you like to be a Pepper too?
The kids certainly would. Their favorite soft drink (of the few they've tried) is Dr Pepper also! So when I suggested a few different things we could do for our taste test, as soon as they heard Dr Pepper, they were in! But Dr Pepper Cotton Candy? That's interesting.

This Cotton Candy is brought to you Taste of Nature, Inc. They're located in Santa Monica CA and they've got a few more interesting products at CandyASAP.com.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Starburst Fruit by the Foot

Starburst, you keep coming out with new things! This time, they've teamed up with Fruit by the Foot to create a Starburst flavored fruit snack!
First there was the Starburst Yogurt. Then came the Starburst Jello. And then I found Starburst Gum when I was checking out from the supermarket.
Well the kids have been excited for this one. Let's check it out!

I was happy to see that there's all 4 flavors represented. Not like the Gelatin with only 3 of the 4 flavors.

Monday, September 14, 2020

Pizza at Home - Frozen Pizza

It's Sunday which means it's time for pizza! But sometimes you just get a little busy and don't exactly have time to make homemade pizza. In those cases, that freezer staple, frozen pizza is always there for you.

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Making Gummy Candies and Fruit by the Foot at Home!

Hey Kids! I was surfing the internet and came across a recipe for how to make Gummy Bears at home! Do you want to make them?
The answer was a resounding yes!

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Saturday Morning Cereals - A Cinnamon Toast Crunch taste test comparison

There's a lot of different kinds of Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal. We've enjoyed these for the last few weeks, tasting each one individually against what it represents.
For the Cinnamon Toast Crunch, I baked my on sandwich loaf bread and then toasted it with cinnamon and sugar. Delicious.
For French Toast Crunch, I baked a Brioche loaf and then made French Toast with it.
For the Chocolate Toast Crunch, I made a Chocolate bun recipe but turned it into a loaf of chocolate bread, then toasted it. Afterwards they were dusted with cinnamon sugar.
Finally for the Churros cereal, I made mini churros and deep fried them, coating them with cinnamon and sugar when they were finished.

After trying them all separate, it's time to try all of them at the same time and pick a favorite!

Friday, September 11, 2020

Disney Treats at Home - Corn Dogs and Churros

Who's hungry? It's time for another round of Disney Treats at Home!
We started with Mint Juleps and Mickey Beignets. Next came Marshmallow Wands, Caramel Apples, and Chocolate Apples. To celebrate summer, we made our own Mickey Premium Ice Cream Bars and Mickey Ice Cream Sandwiches. To celebrate my birthday we recreated the Napa Rose at home with their Signature Pizzetta, Truffled Mac & Cheese, Filet Mignon, and bread basket. And last time we made Smoked Turkey Legs and Chili Lime Buttered Corn on the Cob.

Today we're going to attempt another Disney staple. We're making the ever famous Disneyland Corn Dog from the Little Red Wagon at the end of Main Street along with a couple other treats from the Corn Dog Castle. And for dessert, a Disney Churro. I think this is going to be a tasty meal!

Thursday, September 10, 2020

A massive 15 Goldfish cracker taste test comparison!

There's times when we get the urge to TRY ALL THE THINGS! We've tried 12 Lays Chips with our Flavors of America taste test, 17 M&Ms at one time, 19 kinds of Pringles in one sitting, 28 Kit Kat Flavors, and a whopping 53 different Reese's flavors at once.
Today it's not quite to those levels, but I did buy every single flavor of Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Crackers that I could find. We've got 15 different varieties today!
I love the fishes cause they're so delicious! Gone Goldfishin'!

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Making Subway at Home!

Tonight it's time to eat fresh and have Subway at Home!
Did you know that Subway is the largest restaurant chain in the world with 41,512 locations! Bigger than McDonalds (38,695)!

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Happy Labor Day!

It's Labor Day! A day we celebrate all the labor achievements of the American worker and take the day off work. Our original plan for the day was to hang out in the hammocks outside, turn on the sprinklers and have the kids run through them, and just in the heat outside.
But there's fires that broke out over the weekend and the skies are hazy and smell of smoke.

There's an ash layer that's forming over everything outside, so instead of hanging out outside today, we're staying inside. The kid's trampoline early in the day.

Monday, September 7, 2020

Pizza at Home - Potato, Egg, Bacon, and Cheese Pizza

It's Sunday so it's Pizza Day again! I love Pizza Day, but truthfully I'm starting to have a hard time coming up with new ideas. This one is inspired by a delicious place here in Los Angeles called Pizzeria Mozza. They have some unique offerings, and one really tasty one that Theresa and I loved was their Egg & Bacon pizza. It has Yukon Gold potatoes and onions on it too. That's like a breakfast pizza! Seeing as how I've made dessert pizza, and all those other pizzas, it's totally appropriate that I'm making a breakfast pizza too!

Sunday, September 6, 2020

Taste testing Cinnamon Toast Crunch Ice Cream

Phew, it's hot in Southern California. I could use some ice cream to cool down.
Good thing I picked up something new that we can all taste together! Cinnamon Toast Crunch now makes an ice cream!

We'll be tasting the Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal along with the new Cinnamon Toast Crunch ice cream.

Saturday, September 5, 2020

Saturday Morning Cereals - French Toast Crunch cereal

Happy Saturday! Time for the last cereal in our four part look at the different versions of Cinnamon Toast Crunch!
This time it's French Toast Crunch!

Originally introduced in the mid 1990s, they were discontinued in 2006. But the demand was high and in 2014, they were brought back!

Friday, September 4, 2020

Hawaiian Shaved Coffee and Shaved Snow

It wasn't long ago that we made Hawaiian Shaved Ice at home. While we were doing that, Ian was getting creative, wanting to make different things using the Shaved Ice Maker. He's got something special in store for Grandpa. Shaved Coffee!

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Making Lucilles BBQ at Home!

Tonight the Flowers' house is becoming a BBQ joint. One of the tastiest we have in the South Bay is Lucille's Smokehouse Bar-B-Que. There's quite a few tasty offerings, but the best has to be the baby back ribs. Let's get cooking!

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Starburst Gum

Starburst is coming out with a bunch of brand new things! So far this year we've tried Starburst Yogurt and Starburst Gelatin. And today we get to try another Starburst item. It's Starburst Gum!

And today we're going to compare them to the original Starburst. Can the flavors hold up? We will see!

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Toasted Marshmallow Day - August 30th

Today is National Toasted Marshmallow Day! Last year we were in Arizona hanging out with friends and visiting a resort. They had fire pits there and even marshmallows to toast!

Monday, August 31, 2020

Pizza at Home - Stuffed Crust Pizza

It's Sunday and it's pizza day! We've done so many up to this point. My sister-in-law suggested that we need to do Stuffed Crust Pizza. We haven't done that yet! Let's tackle it!

Sunday, August 30, 2020

Saturday Morning Cereals - Chocolate Toast Crunch

Happy Saturday! Time for another cereal taste test!
We've already tried regular Cinnamon Toast Crunch and Cinnamon Toast Crunch Churros. Today we're going to be eating Chocolate Toast Crunch!

These cereal squares have real cocoa and cinnamon, as opposed to all that fake cocoa and cinnamon you see everywhere. And if we're going to be eating the cereal, I'm going to have to make some chocolate toast to go with it.

Saturday, August 29, 2020

Happy Birthday Kit Kat! - Taste testing Kit Kat Birthday Cake

Time for another Kit Kat taste test! Did you know that today is Kit Kat's Birthday? August 29th, 1935, which means it's turning 85 today!
To celebrate, we've got a birthday cake flavored Kit Kat bar! We're excited! We recently read the Kit Kat taste test we did from 2016. Alli was a baby then and didn't get to participate, so the kids want to redo that soon.

And of course we'll be trying it alongside a piece of birthday cake! Pink candle on the packaging. Better get a pink candle for our cake too.

Friday, August 28, 2020

Phineas and Ferb - Candace Against The Universe

Ever since we started watching a lot more Phineas and Ferb, appropriately at the beginning of the summer, the kids have been excited for the new Phineas and Ferb adventure to come out. Finally on August 28th it was released on Disney+.

Since we've survived our first week of school at home, plus what felt like an extra long week of work, we were excited to make a fun night out at the movies for it. The 80" TV screen helps complete that movie theater feel.

Making Pick Up Stix at Home!

It's the middle of the week, but that doesn't mean we can't make something special at home. I think Pick Up Stix should be something we can knock out without too much trouble.

Thursday, August 27, 2020

A Samoas knock-off taste test comparison

There's two Girl Scouts cookies that I have to have every year. Thin Mints and Samoas, but my favorite of the two are Samoas. That combination of Coconut, Chocolate, and Caramel is so good! Theresa and her mom agree, Samoas are the best cookie around!
There's only one problem. Girl Scout cookies are only sold for 6-8 weeks a year, starting around late January. What are we to do for the rest of the year?
Back in 2010, Keebler had the answer. They started making their Coconut Dreams cookies! Keebler was the first, but the others weren't too far behind.
Today we're going to be trying the three different versions we could find and see which one is the winner!

Going from Left to Right.
1. Great Value Caramel Coconut & Fudge Cookies - Walmart, 8.5oz, $1.38
2. Keebler Coconut Dreams - 8.5oz, $2.56
3. Benton's Caramel Coconut Fudge Cookies - Aldi, 8.5oz, $1.29
And just for comparison, Girl Scouts Samoas - 7.5oz, $5.00

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Making Panda Express at Home!

Time for another meal made at home. This time we're recreating that mall food court staple, the Panda Express.

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Fudge Brownie M&Ms

Today we're happy to get to try a new M&M flavor. Has it really been November since we've had a new flavor to try? The new flavor is Fudge Brownie, so you know what that means. We've got to make brownies ourselves!

Monday, August 24, 2020

Pizza at Home - BBQ Chicken Pizza

Our little Pizza at Home experiment every Sunday has been a fun challenge. What can we do different every Sunday with pizza?
Tonight we're making a BBQ Chicken Pizza. Did you know that the BBQ Chicken Pizza was created in 1985 by the California Pizza Kitchen? I know I always think about CPK when I think of this kind of pizza.

Sunday, August 23, 2020

A Twix Candy Bar Taste Test Comparison

Did we not just have a massive amount of chocolate yesterday? I thought we'd be tired of chocolate for a little while, but NOPE!

Today we're doing a Twix Candy Bar taste test! And this taste test is sponsored by... Mama Karen! She sent the kids some money for the summer to do something fun and we thought that a taste test and an outdoor toy would be something fun.
So today, there's 4 different Twix Bars that we're going to try!

The Original Twix bar with Caramel (Left Twix only please), Twix with Creamy Peanut Butter, Twix White Chocolate, and Twix Cookies and Creme. I know that I've seen a Dark Chocolate Twix Bar too, but from what I can tell, it was released in 2017 and isn't available any longer.

Saturday, August 22, 2020

Ian loses his 3rd tooth - National Tooth Fairy Day - August 22nd

Today is National Tooth Fairy Day!
Ian has been working on a loose tooth for the past couple weeks now. A few days ago I told him that this weekend was National Tooth Fairy Day and he was excited. His goal was to wiggle it just enough so that he could pull it out then.

Friday, August 21, 2020

Making the Belmont Shore Chocolate Festival at Home!

Tonight we're going to be doing our best to recreate the Belmont Shore Chocolate Festival at Home! We had so much fun making the Belmont Shore at Home with Jacob a couple weeks ago, we knew it wasn't going to be too long before we did it again. Now the Chocolate Festival at the Belmont Shore is only 1 day for about 2 hours around Valentines Day. We've got another 6 months until it's Valentines Day, but we just can't wait.
It's time to bring on the chocolate!

Planning this one was a lot of fun. And I don't think any ideas were rejected. If someone wanted to make something, then absolutely, make it! In the end, I counted 15 different chocolate items!
Buckle up because this is going to be a long one.

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Skittles Drink Mix flavor packets - Drink the Rainbow

It's a hot one and the kids were wanting something cool to drink. I've got something special I've been saving for just such an occasion. I happen to find these while I was walking around Walmart and couldn't resist.
It's Skittles Drink Mix flavor packets!

Inside we'll find four, yes only four, flavors of drink mixes. There's Strawberry, Orange, Sour Apple, and Grape. Where's the Lemon flavored Skittle drink mix?

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Disney Treats at Home - Turkey Legs and Chili Lime Buttered Corn on the Cob

It's time for another round of Disney Treats at Home! This Disney treat can be found in a few different locations, but for me, when I think smoked turkey legs and buttered corn, I'm thinking the Frontierland Ship to Shore Marketplace right at the edge of the Rivers of America.
It's there that you will find ginormous Smoked Turkey Legs and delicious Corn on the Cob.
I've been missing these and so, let's try to make them at home!

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Ian's Watermelon 3 ways Taste Test

Ian has been thrilled to have his sister back home. They've been having fun playing together, but he wanted to do something extra special for her.
Ian - Alli loves watermelon so we should do a watermelon taste test for her.
Alright buddy, this is your thing. What do you have in mind?

Monday, August 17, 2020

Pizza at Home - Napa Rose Signature Pizzetta

Got a short one, but a sweet one (literally) tonight.
A few nights ago we made an entire meal from Disneyland's Napa Rose. One of the best parts of the meal was the Signature Pizzetta. I didn't even count that as a Pizza at Home, so since it's Sunday, we're going to make it again!