Category: Just For Fun

Degustabox – September 2016

Another month, and another box of goodies from our friends at Degustabox – plus a discount to get your own!september-degustabox-1-2

It really is fun to shuffle to the front door after a long day at work and find a box of food waiting for you.  What’s inside this time?  Will it be salty or sweet?  Actually, based on our experience so far, there will be enough variety that you’ll get both.  Now, on to the highlights!

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Degustabox – July 2016

Hello readers!  Your favorite bloggers here at ReadyToYumble have recieved another Degustabox full of edible goodies.  So without further ado, here are the highlights from the latest shipment (and a discount to get your own!).

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↑↑ Cookie review coming up! But first….

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*GIVEAWAY* – A chat, a Degustabox, and your chance to win one!

Hello readers!

Liz and I came back last week from our wonderful vacation, and it’s been back to the grind here in Houston. As you might expect, we’ve been moping and sulking about, and generally trying to avoid our work and responsibilities. You understand, right? The post vacation doldrums I suppose.

A couple things helped us to manage our sorrow.  Liz just attended a lovely event at a local restaurant, Brennan’s, aimed at Houston food bloggers.  The restaurant was rolling out a new summer menu, which included a fabulous seafood spread, and even some ceviche that reminded her of our beach vacation.  Plus there was THIS creation:

Brennan's Courtyard Bar TeaThey call it the Courtyard Bar Tea.  Made of hibiscus tea, vodka, and a splash of pineapple juice, Liz described it as perfect for summer sippin’, and also reminiscent of the tropical island she wished she was laying on.

But aside from this event, there was something else to cheer us up when we came home from the airport.  In fact, there was something WAITING on our doorstep that helped distract us from our first world problems of lack of beach and tropical drinks – our first Degustabox!

Degustabox is a service that delivers a box of 10-15 food products to your door for you to try. I believe it’s also a way for brands to test out new items to see how they fare in the real world. For me, I just like the idea of a bunch of food appearing as if by magic. Degustabox offered us a subscription in return for reviewing some of their items, and we also managed to get them to offer a FREE BOX to one lucky reader who signs up for our newsletter, so sign up at the end of this post for your chance!  Not only that, but we have an exclusive code for 50% off your first box if you want your very own subscription.  Read on for the details…

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Taste Test

Chocolate chip cookie taste test: It’s a cookie kerfuffle!  Sally versus Alton: which way will the cookie crumble?

Chocolate chip cookie taste test: It's a cookie kerfuffle! Sally versus Alton: which way will the cookie crumble?Sometimes the availability of recipes on the internet seems like a double edged sword: there are tons of quality recipes out there, but yet there are still only 24 hours in the day, so which recipe should you make?  Well, when the chocolate chips are down, we figured we could help you out by baking a couple batches of chocolate chip cookies from sources we know and love, and pitting them head to head in a delicious fight to the finish.  Many cookies were eaten, but it was a sacrifice we were willing to make for you, our readers.  So without further ado, let’s meet the challengers…

In this corner, hailing from the Food Network, the heavy weight of three cookie brothers, give it up for… Alton Brown’s “The Chewy“!…

And in this corner, hailing from Philadelphia and one of our favorite blogs, make some noise for Sally’s Baking Addiction’s “THE Chocolate Chip Cookie“!…

Of course, personally, I love our Rocky Mountain Chocolate Chip Cookies, but Liz tells me that those don’t count because with the addition of oats and nuts, they fall outside the realm of a “classic” chocolate chip cookie.  Fair enough.  Sometimes  you just want the classic.

Chocolate chip cookie taste test: It's a cookie kerfuffle! Sally versus Alton: which way will the cookie crumble?

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Bro-tein-i

Protein. Jager. Redbull. And more protein. It’s the bro-iest ‘tini you’ll ever crush…bro.

***VERY IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: THIS POST WAS PUBLISHED ON APRIL 1ST.  PLEASE CONSIDER THAT DATE BEFORE TRYING TO MAKE THIS DRINK.  JUST SAYIN’.***

Bro-tein-iBros, I know how it is.  You’ve got a lot going on.  Crushing it at your job… getting your swole on at the gym… kicking it with your boys… It’s hard to find the time to fit all in.  Don’t worry–we got you, fam!

When you need to max your mad gainz and get your buzz rolling for a night out clubbing with the honeys, mix up one of these killer bro-tein-i’s.  It’s all here: protein, caffeine, and booze.  I know you’ve got eggs and protein powder on hand, because how else do you expect to jump start the day after super-setting your lats?  Separate those eggs and then whip those bad boys into stiff peaks (knowwhatimsaying) and set ’em aside for later.

 Next, crack open a can of Redbull to give your drink an energy boost so you can close the bars down.  And the carbonation helps keep it from sitting too heavy right behind your ripped six pack.  Feel free to down the rest of that can to make sure you’re sharp for drink assembly.

Bro-tein-iAs for the booze, is there really a choice besides Jägermeister?  Those 56 herbs and spices mix like a boss with the rest of the ingredients, and gets your buzz started to get a jump on the weekend.

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