First up: Jack's Salsa
See how it says "America's #1 Award-Winning Salsa" right on the label??? That's because it is the BEST. STUFF. EVER. It is so fresh, it is like I am standing in the cilantro field as I eat it. Is cilantro grown in fields? Well, if it is, that's where I am. I can eat the heck out of this stuff, especially with quesadillas (or chips, duh). But it is also great in guacamole, too.
Next, I give you: Emerald Cocoa Roast Almonds:
Yummmmm. For a girl who is trying to eat low-carb, these are a literal gift. They aren't cheap, but if you wait until they're BOGO, and use a coupon, they are affordable and still taste like $6 a bottle. Goes great with a glass of wine.
Speaking of wine, my favoritest cheap wine ever is:
Moving on now to a non-food item, this is maybe my favorite tool in my kitchen (okay, besides the Cuisinart):
Despite the cheesy name, Cutco knives have got to be the best. A friend gave me two of them for my wedding almost 7 years ago, and I use this one with the serrated blade nearly every day. Nevertheless, it looks and performs exactly the same way it did 7 years ago. It is super sharp, very comfortable to hold, and just perfect in every way. I also having the paring knife, and love it too.
Finally, because I do so love food, here's my newest creation:
I call it the "MomGriddle." When I was pregnant with my first I devoured McGriddles by the wheelbarrow-full. I literally could not satisfy my hunger for a McGriddle. By the way, a McGriddle is literally the most unhealthy thing you can buy at a fast-food restaurant. Like fast food needed to get worse. Of course, the new Double Down is probably worse, but anyway.
Three years later, I still crave them. And I can't even blame pregnancy. So I make a healthier version using these:
For your reference, here's a side-by-side comparison of the nutritional value:
You might be thinking, "but the MomGriddle is so small!" Well, sweetie-pie, eat two! Eat three! It's still healthier than a McGriddle. And if you are feeling adventurous, you could also add some maple syrup. Yuh-um.
So do you have any favorite things in the kitchen that we should all try immediately? Do tell!
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