Posts Tagged ‘italian’

ALDI – Priano Four Cheese Alfredo Sauce – Food Review

05/08/2017

ALDI, priano, four cheese alfredo sauce, nutrition, price, calories, reviewMay 8, 2017

The second ingredient is cream.  That’s a good sign as that’s what an Alfredo sauce is all about.  From the jar the sauce is a little watery, as water is the first ingredient.  However it thickens some when added to warm pasta.  Even better is heating the sauce either before the pasta is added or after the pasta is added.  To save a pot, and some cleaning, I added sauce straight from the jar to the cooked warm pasta and then nuked the plate in the microwave for about a minute.  That thickened up the sauce and made it stick to the pasta nicely.  There’s a suggestion on the jar which hints at the need for heating the sauce to thicken.

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Trader Joe’s – Farmhouse English Cheddar with Italian Truffles – Food Review

03/16/2017

trader joe, review, price, calories, English cheddar, Italian truffles, nutrition, cheeseMarch 16, 2017

This is another one where it would be way too easy to eat the whole package in one sitting.  A very little bit of a smokey peppery earthy taste mixed in with creamy, but not soft, English cheddar is the best description I could come up with.  That description doesn’t do it taste justice.  It may not be to everyone’s liking, but this is very good.

Of particular note are a couple of the lesser ingredients, anchovy and bamboo fiber.  What’s This For?  Well I sure don’t know, but whatever the reason the whole seems to work just fine.

At $9.99 per pound, this is in line with similar cheeses at Trader Joe’s.  The calories, at 110 per ounce (28g), are also similar to other cheeses.

ALDI – Priano Eggplant Parmigiana – Food Review

03/31/2016

ALDI_EggplantParmigiana1039It’s not homemade, but it ain’t bad either.  And unfortunately, it’s better than some we’ve had in restaurants.

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ALDI – Specially Selected Caprese Pizza – Food Review

11/20/2015
ALDI Caprese Pizza

ALDI
Caprese Pizza

This is another interesting pizza from Germany.  Yes, Germany.  That’s not an auto spelling correction gone wild.

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Santa Bachelli Chianti DOCG – 2011 – Wine Review – ALDI

02/01/2013

ALDI_SantaBachelliChianti_DOCG2011To be fair, the cork was compromised.
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Trader Joe’s Balsamic Vinegar of Modena – Food Review

05/23/2012

Must.  A word signifying a degree of compulsion.  But would you be compelled to eat something called must?

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Frivolous Frittata – Recipe

04/17/2012

Another ALDI special on potatoes leaves me once again with 10 pounds looking for a recipe(s).

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ALDI – Mama Cozzi’s Stone Baked Spinach & Goat Cheese Pizza – Food Review

02/08/2012

This was full of surprises.

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Italian Chicken Breasts with Pan Tomato Sauce – Recipe

01/21/2012

Almost like they do in the restaurants.  And works for fish too.

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Target – Giada De Laurentiis – Tomato Basil Pasta Sauce – Food Review

01/06/2012

This is as good or slightly better than the Vegetable Marinara.  But it didn’t hold up to the lasagna test.

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