Friday, January 20, 2012

To Cheese or Not to Cheese - National Cheese Lover's Day

Today is National Cheese Lover's Day and it should be a great day for me because I do love me some good cheese.

One of my everyday favorites is Extra Sharp Cheddar. I am not a fan of just plain ole cheddar but oh that extra sharp is oh so yummy!!! You may think this is odd but I will sit down with some extra sharp cheese, Lays regular potato chips and ketchup and snack away. I am not a sweet eater but I love some cheese. lol

Now if you want to jump up the line a little in price, I love Fromage D'Affinois! It is an imported cheese from France. It is so creamy and mild, and it spread just like butter. You want to let it sit out and get to room temperature before you eat it.

Fromage d’Affinois (froh-maj dah-FEEN-wah)is a rich cow’s milk cheese from the Alps in France. Unlike most earthy bries, it boasts an even creamier texture and a more buttery flavor, and lacks the mushroomy characteristic. Fromage d'Affinois tastes like a triple-cream cheese, though the fat content technically makes it a double-cream. Enjoy Fromage d'Affinoise with Champagne or fruity reds.

Another one of my all time favorites is Rembrandt, an aged Gouda and is imported from the Netherlands.

Rembrandt is clearly named after the famous Dutch painter Rembrant van Rijn. This Gouda cheese is aged over 1 year and has a very nice rich, deep hearty flavor, not overly sharp, with a touch of tanginess. Rembrandt has a firm texture, but melts easily.

The cheese can be sliced for your sandwiches, and will do fantastic in pairing with many full bodied red wines.

To me this is a very dry cheese along the lines of parmisean and it has little specks of crispies in it. It is definitely an either you like it or you don't cheese.

I love to sit down with the Fromage d'Affinois and Rembrandt cheese with some pears and some of the 34┬║ Cracked Pepper Crispbread and munch away. Oh, and a you must have a delicious glass of wine to drink with it.

Now, I never said that this was a cheap snack, but it is something to sit and enjoy with friends, or Aunts. This has become something that I always pick up when I go visit my Aunt near Washington DC. They have the best store in Old Town Alexandria called Balducci's that I absolutely love to visit and pick these cheeses up. I could spend lot's of time in that store looking at all the delicious foods.

So what kinds of cheese do you all like to indulge in??

Images and information on the cheeses/crisps came from their respective websites, which are tagged by clicking on the pictures.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

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Monday, January 16, 2012

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I came across a really neat site that you can save money and earn money at the same time. What could be better than that right? Now, I am new to this but I follow some bloggers that must be in on this because they are hosting giveaways sponsored by Bee$avy. I would love to get in on that too.

I have looked at Bee$avy a little bit and since we am looking to buy our daughter a Tablet pretty soon, I was able to do a search for this at hundreds of different stores, showing their prices. That was awesome. I did go to some of the stores actual sites to see how accurate the prices were and they were pretty darn good.

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A Giveaway for Diabetics

I have an Aunt who is a diabetic and has recently had some issues with it after having some shots in her back for her arthritis. The shots sent her diabetes into an all out war against her unfortunately meaning that she has decided against taking the shots in her back to help with her hip and back pain so when I saw that a blogger friend, Crazed Mind, had posted a link to this giveaway on her facebook I decided to hop over and enter to win one for myself that if I were to win, I could pass on to my Aunt.

I decided I would also share it with you all so that I would get that extra entry in the giveaway, so here it is:

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And while you are over at Recipe Lion, you should really check out some of there awesome recipes. I found some tator-tot casseroles that look easy and delicious. Well, I am going back over there to check out some more great recipes!


Saturday, January 14, 2012

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Monday, January 9, 2012

A Rafflecopter iPad2 & Kindle Fire Giveaway -- Ends 2/9 at 12:01am EST

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