Lean Cuisine Chicken Club Panini Sandwich Review

Sometimes for lunch, you just want something quick and hot. You might be pressed on time, you might just be too tired to cook, or anything else, but you just want to stick something in the microwave and be done with it. I’m a big fan of several of the Lean Cuisine Dishes, but I don’t believe I’ve ever had their Chicken Club Panini. I really enjoy the Lean Cuisine pizzas, and the meatloaf isn’t bad at all! there are a few other ones I like, so I decided to give this one a try. It comes with chunks of … Continue reading Lean Cuisine Chicken Club Panini Sandwich Review

Burger, Rize Restaurant, Indianapolis

It’s no secret I’m a fan of a good burger. Send to the breaded tenderloin, it’s my favorite sandwich. It’s also no secret that I’m a fan of Rize restaurant, on the north side of Indianapolis. Part of the Cunningham family of restaurants, Rize is a breakfast/lunch place located in the Ironworks Complex in the Keystone at the Crossing area of Indianapolis. I’ve been eating my way through their menu lately, ,and this morning for breakfast I had the burger. Rize locally sources their food, which I really appreciate. This burger is served on an English muffin, which is larger … Continue reading Burger, Rize Restaurant, Indianapolis

Tyler the Kid Sarsaparilla Review

Knowing my love for unique snacks and drinks, my brother and sister in law gifted me with a selection of drinks and snacks for Christmas. First up, it’s Tyler the Kid Sarsaparilla. Sarsaparilla is a cousin of root beer. One thing I’ve noticed about Sarsaparilla is that it typically doesn’t seem to have the carbonation level of other soft drinks, and this is no exception. It seems to be lightly carbonated, which is a nice change of pace. Sometimes the “bit” of carbonation can overwhelm the flavor the the drink, but this isn’t the case here. It has a nice, … Continue reading Tyler the Kid Sarsaparilla Review

Moritz non alcoholic beer

I’ve’ really been enjoying exploring the world of non alcoholic beers. You know, it wasn’t too many years ago that you had one choice— O’Doul’s, but now there are several companies that are making on alcoholic beers. For those of us who choose not to drink alcohol–for whatever reason, it’s a great move! Moritz is brewed in Barcelona, where they’ve been brewing beers since 1856. With that kind of history behind them, they’ve learned a thing or two about brewing, and it shows in this beer. The scent is nice, and not overly hoppy.—just a hint of hops in the … Continue reading Moritz non alcoholic beer

Lean Cuisine Supreme Pizza review

You know, I’m not seeing a lot of folks reviewing microwave meals these days, so I thought I’d try my hand at that. A year or a bit long ago I became acquainted with a group of folks known as The Indiana Pizza Club, and I’ve got to say, I’ve REALLY enjoyed getting to know them. You can find them on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. and if you enjoy pizza with a healthy side of humor and sports, give them a follow! I’ll ALWAYS go for a local pizza place. Sometimes, though, I don’t want to go out for lunch, … Continue reading Lean Cuisine Supreme Pizza review

Clausthaler Grapefruit non alcoholic beer

I had not intended to do two NA Beer reviews back to back, but we’d been doing a little yard work this afternoon, in preparation for a snowstorm headed our way, had this in the fridge, and it seemed like a good time to relax and try something new. Clausthaler is a German brewery that seems to brew exclusively non alcoholic beer. Certainly a niche market, Their website says they are the “most awarded taste in non alcoholic, so they’re obviously doing something right. This is my first time trying any fruity flavored beer. As a matter of fact, I’ve … Continue reading Clausthaler Grapefruit non alcoholic beer

Buckler Non Alcoholic Beer Review

I’ve been exploring the world of non alcoholic beers lately. It’s a new world to me. I was aware of O’Doul’s, of course, but didn’t realize there were so many other varities out there. The question I get is “Why would you drink non alcoholic beer?” and the BEST answer is “Is it any of your business?”, but I really do try to avoid being a smark aleck (usually). There are many reasons, actually. Maybe you’re pregnant (I’m not, BTW) or maybe you’re taking a medication that doesn’t interact well with alcohol. Maybe you know you’re gonna be driving, or … Continue reading Buckler Non Alcoholic Beer Review

Circle K Brisket Burnt Ends Bites (food review)

I’ll admit it. I’m a sucker for gas station food. Whether it’s hot dogs off the roller or something a bit more adventurous, I’m drawn to it like a moth to a flame. Our local Circle K store has introduced a whole line of microwaveable meals and snacks. From BBQ to egg rolls to burgers and more, they’re all they’re, convenient to grab and take home with you. Maybe a little TOO convenient, if you catch my drift. I LOVE BBQ. For a while, Holly and I were actual certified BBQ judges but the Kansas City BBQ Society. We’ve since … Continue reading Circle K Brisket Burnt Ends Bites (food review)

Bacon Cheddar Cornbread Recipe

Last week, my lovely wife, Holly, made bacon cheddar cornbread and it was amazing! I shared the above picture on twitter and a few folks asked for the recipe. First, let me say this isn’t an original recipe. We’ve learned about Mason Woodruff, who specializes in healthy eating and cooking, and that’s where we got the recipe. You can find his website at http://www.masonfit.com So, without further ado, here’s the recipe. Ingredients 8 slices Center Cut Bacon, cut into thin strips 1 C (116g) Masa Harina or Corn Flour 1/2 C (56g) Almond Flour 1/2 C (56g) Cheddar Powder 1 … Continue reading Bacon Cheddar Cornbread Recipe

Rize Restaurant Review

Located in the Ironworks Hotel complex on the north side of Indy, Rize has become our go to breakfast spot on Saturday mornings. Rize is part of the Cunningham family of restaurants, and we’ve always had a great experience at any of their restaurants. Decorated in a largely industrial theme, we really like the decor. There’s ample inside seating, and a very nice outside patio for outside dining. Because of the current COVID-19 situation, we are confining ourselves to outside dining for the time being. Rize is a breakfast and lunch only restaurant, and takes pride on using locally/regionally sourced … Continue reading Rize Restaurant Review