A FOOD BLOG BY KIMMY RIPLEY – Eat The Rainbow & Save Room For Dessert
Hello! I am Kimmy Ripley and I am a brand new blogger. I am 37 years old and I have been a lifelong resident of Michigan. My greatest passion in life is cooking and I am daydreaming about food 24/7. I have big hopes and dreams for my blog to achieve greatness someday. I hope you will come along with me on the journey.
As many of you all know, I do love to inject a bit of a sense of humor into my posts. I love things that make me smile and laugh. I love all things that are quirky and odd. Perpetual Kid is one of my go-to places for when I am seeking out novelty items and novelty gifts. Perpetual Kid has a vast array of home and kitchen items that are clever & witty and hilarious too. I hope that you enjoy this top 10 list that I am sharing on the blog today!
10 Home & Kitchen Novelty Gifts That I Love From Perpetual Kid
Snarky Tea can calm down your nerves after a long and stressful day. Sometimes it is absolutely okay to drink your feelings away. This canister includes 15 tea sachets. There is also a Snarky Tea available that can wake your ass up!
Click HERE to see the other varieties of Snarky Tea available.
If you are local to me in the Southeast area on Michigan and you are looking for a fantastic place to pick up an order of wings, then you need to know all about the Detroit Wing Company. There are currently 5 different locations and there are also 17 different flavors of wings to choose from. Detroit Wing Company offers a flavor to satisfy anyone with flavors ranging from mild to super spicy! Detroit Wing Company has also been voted as best wings in Metro Detroit by Hour Detroit Magazine and Metro Times. If you are looking for some wings that are better than Buffalo Wild Wings, you do not have to travel far. Keep reading my Detroit Wing Company review to find out more about our first experience here and also find out how you can win a $100 gift card to dine here!
Disclosure: I received a gift card to dine at Detroit Wing Company in exchange for my honest review. All opinions stated here are my own.
Detroit Wing Company menu
My oh my! There are so many different wing sauces to choose from at Detroit Wing Company. This wing place offers up 17 different sauces ranging from mild to super spicy and everything in between. You can choose from either Classic Wings or Boneless Wings. My little family of 3 stopped in for a late lunch and we went with the 24-piece Classic Wings and we were able to choose 4 different flavors.
The Detroit Wing Company has some incredible wings but there is a lot more to their menu, so let’s explore it a bit!
They have chicken tenders on the menu, along with their DWC mac & cheese, fries with your choice of wing sauce, and they also have poutine! The poutine gravy is actually cooked for a whole 24 hours before serving so that you can have that amazing gravy flavor.
Here is the part of the menu that gets super fun to order from. Here is where you decide which of these 17 wing sauces will be going on your order of wings at Detroit Wing Company. They have so many interesting sauces to choose from, it is almost difficult to narrow it down here! They all sound excellent.
For those of you who like it on the mild side there are wing sauces like Butter Cheese, Lemon Pepper, Garlic Parmesan, Honey BBQ, and more. For the spicy thrillseekers at Detroit Wing Company you can go with the Calypso Heat (which is their hottest wing sauce!), Sweet Heat, Hot Garlic, and Habanero Ranch.
Happy Hour at Detroit Wing Company
If you love to chow down on boneless wings make sure you swing by DWC between the hours of 3-5pm. You can score yourself some boneless wings at 40% off. This is a great deal that is just too good to pass up!
What my family ordered
We went with a 24-piece order of wings and were able to choose from 4 different sauces for that size order. We went with Garlic Parmesan, Asian Orange, Butter Cheese, and Carolina Gold BBQ. It was hard to narrow our choices down to only 4 since they all sounded so excellent! I think we definitely made the right choices here though!
The Garlic Parmesan wings were hands-down my favorite of the four flavors that we gave a whirl! The Garlic Parmesan wings have a white creamy sauce and have a VERY potent flavor of garlic and also some Parmesan cheese. I was having a foodgasm at the table with that particular flavor and I swear to you, no doubt I looked like a dirty pig tearing into these wings. This flavor was SUPER sloppy but I do say that in the nicest way. The next time I stop in at the Detroit Wing Company my family will definitely be ordering that flavor once again.
Butter Cheese was quite the interesting wing flavor! I will say that I have never in my life had a wing quite like that. The Butter Cheese is a very mild wing and it will remind you of garlic crust from a cheesy pizza! Though similar to ingredients to the Garlic Parmesan (garlic and Parmesan), the Butter Cheese is more of a fraternal twin.
Asian Orange was a delightful flavor that we also enjoyed. This Asian flavored wing has a very strong taste of orange to it. My daughter, Chloe who is 9, was not a fan of this particular flavor. She did say that the orange flavor was a bit overpowering. No worries though, my husband and I did find this flavor appealing and would happily order this flavor again.
The Carolina Gold BBQ flavor at Detroit Wing Company is a great choice if you enjoy BBQ wings with a not too sweet and not too spicy flavor. This flavor is smack dab right in the middle of the flavor board.
I hope that my Detroit Wing Company review will inspire you to head on over to 1 of their 5 locations so you can give these wings a whirl! I usually go to Buffalo Wild Wings when that wing craving hits me but after trying out the wings at DWC, that will now be our go-to place. My little family of 3 was highly pleased with our first ever visit to the Eastpointe location. We also really appreciated the friendly staff. We are looking forward to exploring the menu a bit more on our next visit to the Detroit Wing Company.
Be sure to enter the giveaway in the widget down below. You can enter to win a $100 gift card for your next visit to the Detroit Wing Company!
Question & Answer Time!
Check out the menu and let us all know what you will be ordering. Will you go mild or will you go spicy? Maybe something in-between? Let me know!
Here is a little bit of background on me and Seeburger’s Cheeseburgers. They opened up their first burger joint nearly a decade ago in Mount Clemens. My little family lived only a hop, skip, and a jump away when they had that location. I actually used to push my daughter over there in her stroller and cut up a Seeburger’s Cheeseburger for her to eat (she is 9 now and still a huge fan!). My family has been dining at Seeburger’s Cheeseburgers since day one and we keep on coming back because you will not find a better cheeseburger slider around in a huge radius! This is our go-to destination for the ultimate “cheat day” meal. There is just something about Seeburger’s! They truly do work at slapping a smile upon your face and making your belly feel happiness and joy. So today I am sharing my Seeburger’s Cheeseburgers review on the blog. Keep reading to learn more about this treasured burger spot!
You might not have ever heard about Seeburger’s Cheeseburgers and I hate to break it to you but you have been missing out big time! These addictive little burgers are pure bliss to chow down on, and will have you keep coming back for more! I think of Seeburger’s as a bit of a hidden gem. It is tucked away on Gratiot and nestled next to a party store and only a couple of buildings away from White Castle, another slider destination. Bold move huh to have a slider shop in such close proximity to another slider spot, but it works! Todd Seeburger is the owner and he has his faithful following of slider connoisseurs. I am reaching out to you today in hopes of spreading the word about this burger joint because I believe it is important that you know about it if you love a good burger and a fantastic deal on them.
Seeburger’s Cheeseburgers was voted Best Burger In Macomb County in 2010, 2014, 2015, and 2017! You can eat with confidence when you dine at this hotspot on Gratiot. Their delicious burgers and awesome service always keep us coming back for more.
Seeburger’s Cheeseburgers REVIEW
My dad and I stopped into Seeburger’s Cheeseburgers on Gratiot for lunch. When you step into this location you can feel a good vibe as soon as you walk through the door. This location has car and cruising memorabilia on display. Gratiot is a cruising destination of many during the warmer summer months in Michigan. Cruising has been happening on Gratiot for decades and my dad is one of the original cruisers from way back in the day.
Seeburger’s Cheeseburgers FAMOUS Sliders
At Seeburger’s their claim to fame is definitely due to the large success of their cheeseburger sliders. These are some very satisfying little morsels of heaven! You can purchase single sliders for $1.65, or you can purchase a combo for $7.07, buy a half dozen for $7.99, or purchase an entire dozen for $14.99.
Here are some photos of their famous cheeseburger sliders. Enjoy!!
Seeburger’s Cheeseburgers is more than just sliders
This Give It A Whirl Girl blog is all about trying new things and giving them a whirl. Since I have tried their cheeseburger sliders a hundred dozen times, today I will be sharing my experience with the Big Clem Burger and the Phat Gratiot Burger. My dad and I stopped in for lunch and today I am sharing my experience of that satisfying and deeply filling lunch.
I am including the Seeburger’s Cheeseburgers menu down below so you can scope out all of their fantastic offerings.
The Big Clem burger features two hamburger patties with American cheese, lettuce, Thousand Island dressing, and then this juicy burger is topped off with an onion ring the size of a donut!
I enjoyed this Big Clem Burger big time, guys!! I have never in my life had a burger quite like this. That gigantic onion ring that topped off my burger really hit the spot! The thousand island dressing on this cheeseburger really gave off a Big Mac vibe, only better. I am not a patron of McDonald’s… like ever! This Big Clem Burger puts the Big Mac to shame. At Seeburger’s Cheeseburgers, you get fresh beef, never frozen on your burger. You really can tell the difference. The owner, Todd Seeburger, has a lot of pride about his burgers and he uses only the best ingredients to keep his customers and loyal following happy.
The Phat Gratiot Burger
The Phat Gratiot Burger at Seeburger’s is a double stacked hamburger with pepperjack cheese, BBQ sauce, bacon, and frizzy onions.
This right here is the burger that my dad tried out. My father was ooo’ing and ahh’ing the entire time he ate this burger and he really tried to take his time so he could savor each and every bite of it. This burger earned a spot on my to-do list. l have never had a burger with bbq sauce on it before but I think the combo of bbq sauce and pepper jack cheese might just be a match made in heaven.
Daily specials at Seeburger’s
There are plenty of other items available at Seeburger’s Cheeseburgers and the daily specials change daily. Seeburger’s serves up plenty of deep-fried goodies and offers a variety of different soups to go with your meal.
Sides at Seeburger’s Cheeseburgers
There are plenty of sides that you can order at Seeburger’s. I have tried their basket of seasoned fries plenty of times and I can attest to the fact that their fries are outrageously great! The onion rings here are the biggest I have ever seen in my life. I also highly recommend the deep-fried mushrooms here if you are a mushroom-lover like me! Mmm mmm good! Pickle chips and mozzarella cheese sticks are also a great choice.
You don’t have to shy away from Seeburger’s if you are watching what you eat. There are some lower-carb salad options on the menu. There are five different salads offered.
Salad options: Caprese, Greek, Caesar, Antipasto, and Chef
Hotdogs & Coneys And Paninis Too!
At Seeburger’s Cheeseburgers if you are not in the burger mood you can grab a hotdog or a coney dog. They also have a variety of different paninis available.
Save room for dessert at Seeburger’s Cheeseburgers!
After enjoying those belly-busting burgers, be sure to save a bit of room for some delectable desserts! Seeburger’s has a full ice cream count featuring 8 hand-dipped flavors from Ashby’s Ice Cream. They can create sundaes, shakes, malts, cream puffs, and they even offer more deep fried sweets and treats!
New Baltimore location
If you are in the New Baltimore region of Michigan, you are in luck because Seeburger’s Cheeseburgers is also conveniently located in New Baltimore!
A little Seeburger’s Cheeseburgers nostalgia!
I am including a few photos below to showcase just how much my family loves this place! My daughter, Chloe, is now 9 years old and she is a huge fan! My family has been alongside Seeburger’s since day one when they had the Mount Clemens location. I knew as soon as I tried these the first time, that Seeburger’s would be a huge success.
Seeburger’s Cheeseburgers are also available for carryout
Want to give Seeburger’s a whirl? You have a few options. You can dine in, carry out, or use GrubHub delivery to get them delivered. They are also available for catering to larger events.
I am really and truly hoping that my Seeburger’s Cheeseburgers review will be appealing to you and inspire you to stop in soon and give it a whirl! At Seeburger’s Cheeseburgers they only serve quality food with quality ingredients and their food is so fantastic, it will keep you coming back over and over again for more!
Question & Answer Time!
IF YOU ARE A FIRST TIMER
What do you think sounds best on the Seeburger’s Cheeseburgers menu? What will you be ordering?
FOR REPEAT, LOYAL CUSTOMERS
What is your favorite thing to order at Seeburger’s?
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I will admit that I do check the Groupon site often for good deals. If I see a good deal that is just way too good to pass up, then you better believe it, I will grab that Groupon! Yesterday I managed to have quite a frugal day with 3 Groupons. I had a fun-filled day with some good sweets and treats, and a dinner to go along with it! Groupons geared towards dining are always a great way to experience something new and give it a whirl! These Groupons allow you to enjoy food and drink at a deeply discounted price.
This Groupon post is going to cover restaurants that are in the Southeast area of Michigan. I will share with you how you can score some great deals at these Michigan establishments. I am sharing how I Groupon’ed like a boss and had an incredibly delicious FRUGAL day!
How Groupon Works
Groupon is very easy to use. For the purpose of this post, I will only be sharing how to use the dining Groupons. There are many other types of Groupons available though! You simply head on over to the Groupon site or download the app. Choose the LOCAL tab at the top and find the Food & Drink category. Click onto that food & drink category and see what local Groupon deals are happening in your area.
How to get your Groupon
We just recently used a Buoy 12 Groupon this past weekend so I will use that as an example here. Buoy 12 is located in my area of St. Clair Shores, MI. They have two different offers available. One of those offers is for 2 people to receive a $25 voucher (currently sold out but keep checking back) or you can purchase a $50 voucher for four people at the discounted price of $30. So for $30 you get $50 worth of food on your next visit to Buoy 12. That is a discounted price of 40% off.
At time of publication (5/20/2019) you can use the Groupon coupon code SAVE3 to save even more!
Groupon coupon codes
BUT you can save even more if you have a Groupon coupon code, which is often available! Be sure to always check for Groupon coupon codes prior to checking out.
How to redeem your Groupon for dining
There are two ways you can present your Groupon when you are ready to redeem it. You can either print out the voucher on your printer at home OR you can download the Groupon app and show the server the Groupon on your mobile device.
Our first Groupon we spent was at Starbucks
I got quite lucky with the Starbucks Groupon. The Starbucks Groupons are only by invite-only. I spent $5 for the Groupon and ended up with $10 to spend at Starbucks.
Here is what I purchased at Starbucks: 1 S’mores Frappucino and 1 Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappucino.
I paid only $1.13 for two Frappucinos out-of-pocket. The Groupon was $5. So the total cost was $6.13. Not too shabby for two rather expensive frozen drinks! Starbucks is always just a fancy splurge item for me, so I appreciated that Groupon offer!
You can sign up for Groupon and you might just get one of these invite-only Groupons for Starbucks!
Please always read the fine print on Groupons! Sagano Japanese Steakhouse is a shining example of that! For example, you can not use a Groupon at Sagano within 24 hours of purchasing the Groupon. Also, there are menu restrictions on what exactly the Groupon can be used for. We found out the hard way these two things!
What we ordered at Sagano
At Sagano Japanese Steakhouse my husband and I ordered a cucumber sushi roll (please not that you can’t use the Groupon for sushi rolls here. We paid separate for the sushi), and we ordered the chicken teriyaki entree and the beef teriyaki entree. My husband, my daughter Chloe who is 9, and I shared the 2 entrees and that was plenty for the 3 of us. Our entrees came with a soup and a salad, which was wonderful and delicious! We were very pleased with our teriyaki dishes. They had had a great flavor and the portion size was perfect!
How we got the most out of our Sagano Groupon
We had the $30 Groupon for Sagano. The beef teriyaki was $16.95 and the chicken teriyaki entree was $12.95. Our $30 Sagano Groupon covered the cost of the two teriyaki entrees. Our cucumber sushi roll was $3.50 and then we had to leave a tip. I gave the waitress a great tip because she was absolutely awesome, I must say! We really felt that the service at Sagano was excellent.
The Sagano Groupon is PERFECT for HIBACHI!
The Sagano Japanese Steakhouse Groupon is perfect for giving the hibachi grill a whirl. This image below is of my scallop hibachi dish that I got on a previous visit to Sagano. My family of 3 were quite impressed with our hibachi dinners. When we dined at the hibachi grill on that visit we had a fantastic chef. He had a great sense of humor and was very entertaining. Of course there were big flames and an onion volcano and my daughter really enjoyed the theatrics of the Japanese chef that cooked our meals.
And finally, for dessert, we used a Menchie’s Groupon
We are big fans of Menchie’s here in the Give It A Whirl Girl household so we could not pass this deal up! The Menchie’s Groupon is valid for two different locations: Warren and Shelby Township. The Menchie’s Groupon allows frozen yogurt enthusiasts (like me!) to purchase bundles of $5 Menchie’s vouchers for a discounted price.
2 $5 Menchie’s vouchers are $7
or 4 $5 Menchie’s vouchers are $14
Please be aware (and I found this out the hard way too because I skimmed over the fine print) that you can only use 1 $5 Menchie’s Groupon per visit!
If you are looking for a fun place to take the family for dessert, Menchie’s is the place to be! You are the creator of your frozen yogurt treat. Choose from several different frozen yogurt flavors and then top it all off at the unlimited toppings bar! Menchie’s charges by the ounce of your dessert creation, so if you want to keep the cost down don’t go too wild and crazy and keep your dessert down to a small or moderate size.
Here are some more Menchie’s photos for your viewing pleasure from previous trips to this dessert destination!
Pro Tip For Groupon! That is IF you are in the Southeast Michigan area
I am going to also let you know about one other FABULOUS GROUPON if you are local! That Groupon would be for Inyo Restaurant in Ferndale. If you are a sushi connoisseur like me you will absolutely love Inyo! You can see even more photos of this Asian fusion restaurant in my FAQ on the blog. Inyo Restaurant is currently in the top spot for my number one dining destination. You can score a tremendous deal to Inyo Ferndale on Groupon!
Here are the 4 Groupons offered for Inyo in Ferndale
I hope this post about Groupon dining will inspire you to give Groupon a whirl! There are so many restaurants that you can try out at a discounted price. This is a wonderful way to give some new establishments a whirl! My little family of 3 has discovered a ton of great places with Groupons and there are so many other places that we cannot wait to try! I have my eye on the Le Crepe Groupon.
This was my first time ever visiting Eastern Market during Flower Day weekend. My mom and my daughter, Chloe who is 9, headed down to the city around 11 am. When we arrived it was total chaos to find a parking spot but we eventually found one over by the Dequindre Cut (after driving around for 25 minutes lol). I am so glad we didn’t just give up and go home since it took so long to find a spot. I was determined to visit Eastern Market Flower Day this year since Eastern Market is now one of my favorite places to visit in the warmer months in Michigan. I get super duper excited whenever I know that I will be heading over there. I also absolutely LOVE the DeVries & Company 1887 shop that is in the heart of it all. It is chock full of unique food & drink items, as well as gifts. I have a ton of fun looking around there and always make sure I take home something special. For this trip, it was black SQUID INK PASTA!
What is Eastern Market
If you are not sure what Eastern Market is, it is a very large farmer’s market venue that also has some other vendors there selling miscellaneous things. Eastern Market is nestled in the heart of the city of Detroit and it is a must-see place to visit if you are near the city. Each weekend in the warmer spring and summer months, Eastern Market is open for shopping. It is quite the busy, bustling place and it is advised to arrive early to have the best pick of everything. Though, I do tend to go in the later part of the day, before they close, when the vendors start deeply discounting all of their goods.
This post about my visit to Eastern Market Flower Day is full of colorful photos for your viewing pleasure.
That post has more photos of the produce (there are a ton of fruits and vegetables here) available.
Eastern Market Flower Day Weekend 2019
And no Eastern Market visit is complete unless you visit DeVries & Company 1887!
DeVries & Company 1887 is a store that is a pure joy to visit when you are in the area of Eastern Market. This place is a go-to place for many cheese connoisseurs. This store is filled with some really interesting foods that you will not find on the shelf of your local grocery store. I ended up taking home some squid ink pasta, licorice candy, and some sour Michi-Gummies!
I really hope that you enjoyed looking at all of my Eastern Market Flower Day photos. If you enjoyed this post there is still time to head on over to Eastern Market because TODAY (5/19/2019) is the actual Flower Day at Eastern Market. It will be busy. It will be totally packed. It is all worth it though. Each time I visit Eastern Market it is always a unique and memorable experience. My whole family enjoys coming down to the city to take how some interesting foods, to get some good deals on fruits and veggies, and last but not least… to see all of the sights! There is a lot to take in at Eastern Market.
Have you ever visited Eastern Market Flower Day? Tell me what you like to take home from Detroit’s Eastern Market!
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Today I would love to spread the word about how fantastic ButcherBox is in my special ButcherBox review on this Tried It Out Tuesday! If you love to cook with top quality meats like 100% grass-fed and grass-finished beef, free-range organic chicken, and heritage breed pork then ButcherBox is going to blow your mind! ButcherBox only ships out the best high-end meats. I will be sharing with you some ways to use the beef that you receive from ButcherBox. I included a way to use the beautiful 36oz chuck roast, also a great way to serve up the gorgeous ribeye steak, and how I served the ButcherBox flat-iron steak with eggs.
The ButcherBox meat delivery service keeps up to their promise of delivering quality, convenience, and value. ButcherBox is a trustworthy source of meat to satisfy all of your carnivore cravings.
Standard disclosure:I was sent a ButcherBox free of charge for review purposes. All statements and opinions in this ButcherBox review are my own.
My Honest ButcherBox Review
How does ButcherBox work?
Choose your ButcherBox – Choose the Classic Box for small families and the Big Box for larger families.
Delivery to your doorstep – ButcherBox takes great care in their shipment.
Cook with confidence when you order from a trustworthy source!
ButcherBox allows for customization with their meat delivery service. The ButcherBox’s that are available are listed below. For this ButcherBox review, I will be sharing my first-hand experience with the ButcherBox All-Beef Box.
The items shown below in each box are last month’s cuts that were sent out and are shown for example purposes only. Your shipment will vary. This is only shown for example.
Custom Box – The custom box is completely customizable and you can choose from over 20 different cuts of beef, chicken, and pork. The Custom ButcherBox gives you total and complete control over the meats you will receive.
Mixed Box – With the Mixed ButcherBox you will receive a mix of meat that totals anywhere from 8.5-11lbs. The Mixed ButcherBox includes the following meats: 2 lbs of Ground Beef, 2 NY Strip Steaks, 4 Top Sirloin Steaks, 1lb of Whole Pork Tenderloin, and 3lbs of Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
Beef & Pork Box – 2 lbs of Ground Beef, 2 NY Strip Steaks, 4 Top Sirloin Steaks, 4 Boneless Pork Chops, 2 lbs of Whole Pork Tenderloin
Beef & Chicken Box – 2 lbs of Ground Beef, 2 NY Strip Steaks, 4 Top Sirloin Steaks, 3lbs of Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast, and 3 lbs of Chicken Drumsticks
All Beef Box – 2 lbs of Ground Beef, 2 NY Strip Steaks, 1lb of Premium Steak Tips, 2+ lbs of Chuck Roast, and 4 Top Sirloin Steaks
Want to add some extras to your ButcherBox?
You are in luck if you want to add some extra items to your ButcherBox shipment. You can click HERE to see them all. Here are just a few of the available add-ons: salmon, bacon, and breakfast sausage.
My first impressions of ButcherBox
I received my first delivery on Wednesday, May 1st. My order was shipped out the day before, so my first shipment of meat did arrive the next day. I was really happy with the speed of delivery. I could not wait to see what was sent to me in my first box. Opening up this package gave me flashbacks of Xmas morning!
I opened up my first ButcherBox shipment and everything was packed really well. All of my meats were frozen solid and the box was insulated quite well.
What was inside my ButcherBox
Right off the bat, I could see that I did receive one meat that I was really hoping for and that was my chuck roast. I was hoping to make another Mississippi roast next week and the gorgeous hunk of meat that was sent will be absolutely perfect for that dish! The chuck roast that I received in my ButcherBox came in at 36 oz and it will be the perfect size to feed my family. This piece of meat was quite honestly, the most impressive looking beef roast I ever had to pleasure to cook with. I usually get my meat from the grocery store. The grocery store that I shop at has this cut of beef on sale often at buy-one-get-one-free but it never looks as nice as what ButcherBox has to offer!
I also received two 10 oz ribeye steaks, which will be perfect for a special Sunday dinner this week. Ribeye is my favorite steak cut of meat. It is a very simple steak to cook with simple ingredients. I create an herbed ghee mixture and rub it on the meat and cook it for a few minutes per side in a cast iron pan. I cook my steaks medium-rare and I am really thrilled to give ButcherBox’s meat a whirl.
Everything that I received looks completely and totally super duper fresh! I was really impressed with the gorgeous red hue of all the meat and the marbling on everything.
The other cuts of beef that I received in my first ButcherBox were the following: 2 lbs of grass-fed ground beef (in one pound packages), 2 6 oz flat iron steaks, 2 packages of sirloin tips (1 lb packages), and a package of ButcherBox’s very own bacon!
Here is what I did with meat from my ButcherBox
ButcherBox Chuck Roast
For the chuck roast that was sent to me from ButcherBox, I immediately knew what I wanted to create with it… my Paleo Mississippi Roast. This is a really awesome recipe to use with a nice piece of chuck roast meat. The recipe tells you how to create your own ranch seasoning rub for the meat and how to create this set-it-and-forget-it beef dish. The chuck roast that I received from ButcherBox was the best chuck roast I had ever seen. I had the most perfect red hue and great marbling on it. This chuck roast did not have much fat on it and the meat came out extremely juicy and tender!
This ButcherBox chuck roast sure made for one memorable meal with lots of ooo’s and ahh’s at the dinner table!
ButcherBox Ribeye Steaks
Sometimes simplicity is best! For the ButcherBox ribeye steaks, I simply cooked them in a cast iron pan with a bit of oil, salt, and pepper. This was a very easy approach but it results in big flavor and a juicy, unforgettable meal. I served my ButcherBox ribeye alongside some ButcherBox bacon-wrapped asparagus. The ButcherBox bacon was the perfect addition to this paleo, primal meal!
Steak & eggs
Here is another simple way to use your ButcherBox meat. My husband has never had steak and eggs so I decided to serve up this for dinner last week. We call it brinner when we eat breakfast for dinner. It doesn’t get any easier than this folks! To cook the ButcherBox flat-iron steak I simply warmed up some avocado oil (you can use olive oil too) in a cast iron pan and seasoned the steak with some steak seasoning on both sides. I got a nice sear on each side of the steak, let it rest a few minutes, and then sliced and served.
Can you see that I like my steak still mooing? lol!
Final thoughts on my first ButcherBox shipment
I am really thrilled that I had the opportunity to review this subscription box and give these top-quality meats a try in the Give It A Whirl Girl kitchen. I hope that you enjoyed this ButcherBox review and that it will inspire you to give it a whirl soon! ButcherBox was perfect for our small family and we completely and totally enjoyed our shipment of beef, and trust me when I say that we enjoyed it! It was love at first bite! It’s not hard to see that ButcherBox only ships out the finest of meat. Every single meal that had ButcherBox incorporated into it had tender, juicy, and flavorful beef! Certainly was the best beef we ever had and it sure beats the stuff that you get at your local grocery store.
Or you can claim a free BBQ Bundle with your next order by clicking HERE.
The BBQ Bundle includes babyback ribs, 2 pounds of ground beef, and 2 NY Strips.
Question Time! Which ButcherBox would you love to give a whirl first? Will you choose the all-beef box, beef & chicken, beef & pork, mixed box, or will you be going with a custom box? Leave me a comment and let me know how you like your steak cooked as well! Would love to hear your thoughts.
This past weekend was Mother’s Day weekend and I wanted to do something special to celebrate it. My husband and I had some kid-free time and we came up with the grand idea of creating these Super Duper Moist Cake Balls together! Ok, I lied, it was actually ALL my idea and I just employed his help. Does that mean I can call him Give It A Whirl Boy since he helped me with one of my blog projects? Keep reading to find out how I added a secret ingredient to make these cake balls the moistest cake balls you ever did have.
Here is how I created these Super Duper Moist Cake Balls
The secret ingredient is…
Want to know what my key ingredient is with any cake mix I ever use? Sugar-free instant pudding packets from Jell-O! Yup, and I use the whole entire packet. For these two batches of cake balls that I whipped up, I used one packet of sugar-free cheesecake pudding for the pink and blue balls, and for the green cake balls I had to use my favorite pudding mix, pistachio pudding (sugar-free as well). I always opt for any of the sugar-free pudding packets since I think it is unnecessary to add even more sugar to the cake, but you can feel free to use any pudding packet your heart desires.
Baking the cake
First things first! For these Super Duper Moist Cake Balls, you need to decide on a boxed cake mix to use. I went with Betty Crocker’s Super Moist Rainbow Chip mix. I created two batches of cake balls so I needed two boxes of cake mix. To add a much-loved moist cake ball you then need to choose a pudding mix. You will also need to choose a can of frosting that you would like to mix in to hold these balls together. I used Betty Crocker’s Rainbow Chip frosting.
The cake mix calls for 1/2 cup of oil. I used ghee (butter) instead and they came out marvelous!
I used a 9×13″ cake pan and baked the cake for 28 minutes. After the cake cools I then scrape the top and middle part away and pour the crumbled cake into a large mixing bowl. I do not use the bottom part of the baked cake because it has that baked texture to it. The top of the cake has plenty of that baked texture to it and that is plenty for cake balls. You will want to crumble all of the cake into the smallest pieces. You do not want large cake pieces in your mixing bowl.
Frosting to hold them all together
The frosting is what you will be using to hold these balls together and to give them a big punch of sweetness for that sweet tooth of yours. Once you have all of the cake crumbles in the large mixing bowl, add 3/4 of the frosting to the bowl and mix it all up until well incorporated. I use a soft spatula to do this. You might need to use the entire can but I do not recommend it. This is going to take a bit of muscle to stir this all up so pull up your sleeves and get ready to mix, mix, mix!
After the cake and frosting is completely mixed you will want to make sure you have VERY CLEAN hands and you will want to take the mixture with your hands and form 1-inch cake balls
Chill them balls!
After you form those cake balls with the cake crumbles and frosting you will want to freeze the balls for a short period of time. 15 minutes is plenty! Just be sure that you do not freeze them for too long. You don’t want them completely frozen.
Wilton Bright Candy Melts
I wanna dip my balls in it!
Oh my goodness! Who here remembers this show The State? Truth be told, that while my hubby and I were working on these balls there were some humorous injections pertaining to balls jokes! Yeah yeah… I am 38 years old and still haven’t grown up! lol!
Hello and welcome to the fun part of this post! Here is where we get a bit messy and have a bit of a sprinkle explosion. You can get creative here and use the sprinkles of your choice to decorate these Super Duper Moist Cake Balls! I had a wide variety of many different rainbow sprinkles on hand so my moist cake balls have a lot going on.
Boy! These Super Duper Moist Cake Balls sure were a labor of love and completely and totally worth all the time and effort put into making them. My family came over after Mother’s Day dinner and we played cards and ate cake balls! These moist cake balls were enjoyed by all, both children and adults. They are a joy to eat, that is for sure! How many will you eat? Always remember to save room for dessert!
Question & Answer Time!
Tell me what ingredients you will use to make a batch of cake balls.
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My husband and I were looking for a place to go for our date-night and since it was the day before Cinco de Mayo we were craving a big plate of Mexican food. We have driven past the Crazy Gringo restaurant many times before but never stopped in. The Crazy Gringo Mexican Cantina is located in the 15 Mile Road and Gratiot area of Clinton Township so it was not far from where we live in St. Clair Shores.
Mexicantown in Detroit is usually our go-to place for that authentic taste and experience but my hubby did not feel like driving down to the city last night. So that is how we ended up here. Also, I almost always Google a restaurant before my first time going and I was impressed with the big plates of colorful food. This was the perfect Mexican restaurant to celebrate the Cinco de Mayo holiday!
My Crazy Gringo Review
My First impression of Crazy Gringo Mexican Cantina
My first impression of the Crazy Gringo was how colorful and how fun the atmosphere is. The Crazy Gringo is not a restaurant for peace and quiet. It seems as though everyone was enjoying the atmosphere and just kicking back and having a great time. The first thing that catches your eye here is the bar that is all lit up with little colorful lights. When you see something like this, you know that you are in for a great time! The bar here looked very inviting and my craving for a blue margarita kicked into high gear!
You can also see that this Mexican restaurant has some daily specials for you to partake in as well.
The Crazy Gringo Mexican Cantina Menu Highlights
The Crazy Gringo Mexican Cantina restaurant has a great big menu that offers something for everyone. The portion sizes here are quite generous! You will not leave this Mexican restaurant hungry, that is for certain! Our dinners included a cup of Chicken Tortilla Soup and some chips and salsa. We love chowing down on those chips and salsa before our big platter of food arrives.
The entrees here at the Crazy Gringo Mexican Cantina also include a good helping of some beans and rice.
Crazy Gringo Menu
Crazy Gringo Mexican Cantina also serves up lunch specials!
Lunch at the Crazy Gringo restaurant also has lunch specials that are available Monday-Friday until 3 pm.
Save room for dessert!
If you have any room in your tummy after your big Mexican feast here, there are also some traditional Mexican desserts available. I did not get a chance to give these a whirl, maybe next time? I have no doubt that the flan and the churros are on-point! That deep fried ice cream sure sounds interesting too!
What we ordered at the Crazy Gringo Mexican Cantina
First things first! Can’t go to a Mexican cantina without a margarita or a Corona with a lime sticking out of the top of it! I have not had a drop of any alcohol since September of 2018 for some medical reasons. I had a hard time saying no to a margarita here at the Crazy Gringo. A blue margarita with some salt on the rim and lime is tops for me! That has always been one of my favorite alcoholic beverages. I was pretty impressed with the smaller $7 margarita that I ordered.
My Electric Kiwi Margarita was made with tequila, blue curacao, blue island pucker, lime juice, and some sour mix. I did request an extra lime with my drink, though, and they did not give me one. Oh well, no biggie!
I ordered the Crazy Wet Burrito for myself because I love big fat, wet, smothered burritos! My husband is more of a fajita lover so he went with the chicken fajita dinner.
Their drink menu boasts that they have over 50 varieties of tequila available. Their House Margarita comes in a regular size for $7 and a boomba size for $10. If you want a top-shelf margarita (who doesn’t??) Those are $12 for the smaller size and $16 for the larger boomba size.
Crazy Gringo Mexican Cantina also offers other specialty cocktails for your drinking pleasure! The Tequila Sunrise and the Mexican Sunset sound fabulous!
If you are thirsty for a shot, they also have them on their drink menu. The shots are $6.50 each. Here is a great one:
Fuzzy Worm: tequila, peach schnapps, and orange juice
Crazy Gringo Mexican Cantina can also liquor you up for new frozen special cocktails and also their famous Corona Rita!
I included a photo of my Electric Kiwi Margarita alongside their chicken tortilla soup. The soup was the perfect prelude to our Mexican meal that was cooking up in the kitchen.
Our Mexican dinner also came with a generously sized basket of chips and 3 different salsas to dip the chips in.
Here is the Crazy Wet Burrito on the menu. For $11.99 you get a gigantic platter of food. The burrito weighs a ton! Both meals included Mexican rice and beans.
For the chicken fajita meal that my husband ordered it came out with one hot plate for the chicken and vegetables and it also included a big side plate for all of the traditional fajita fixings!
I know the plate here is not pretty but I wanted to show off how much I conquered of this Crazy Wet Burrito! I came close to finishing it off and cleaning off my plate, but not quite!
Overall, my husband and I were very impressed with our meals at the Crazy Gringo Mexican Cantina in Clinton Township. This is a Mexican restaurant that we can see ourselves dining at again in the near future. The meals were a tremendously great value for the price and considering just how much food we received on our plates. I hope that this Crazy Gringo Mexican Cantina review will inspire you to stop in and give it a great big whirl!
Question & Answer Time
Take a look at the Crazy Gringo of Clinton Township menu and tell me what looks enticing to you. What would you order here? I sure would love to hear from you!
Want to dine at the Crazy Gringo Mexican restaurant?
Crazy Gringo Mexcian Cantina location:
34802 S Gratiot Ave (3.05 mi)
Clinton Township, Michigan 48035
Crazy Gringo Mexican Cantina hours:
I will update this when I can find the hours. Their website is currently down.
If you love entering giveaways to win free prizes, I am hosting 2 awesome giveaways on my social media accounts! I wanted to share the news with you all on this gorgeous Saturday afternoon! Enter to win Skinny Dipped Almonds on my Instagram, and a Modern Cone gift card on Facebook. On Facebook, you need to look for the pinned post. Keep reading to find out how you can win! I also have a Skinny Dipped Almonds coupon to share with you if you are curious about them and want to give them a whirl! They are one of my favorite go-to snacks!
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You can find out more about Skinny Dipped Almonds in my review on the blog. I also have a special money-saving Skinny Dipped Almonds coupon so you can save on your order at Skinny Dipped Almonds. These dipped almonds are one of my favorite snacks. They come in a wide variety of mouthwatering, indulgent flavors!
I wanted to do something a little different today and instead of sharing reviews and recipes I want to share some details about ME, in case anyone was wondering who I am! My name is Kimmy Ripley and I am from the city of St. Clair Shores in Michigan. I am very very VERY passionate about food and drink. I try my best to always eat with an open mind and I live for the thrill of trying out new things. This Give It A Whirl Girl food blog was started last June and it such a big joy to share my food and drink experiences with you all!
Today I will be sharing 10 questions and answers on the blog so you can get to know me better! There are going to be a ton of photos in this post so get ready! I know some people who “read” blogs don’t read and just check out the photos, so if you are one of those people you are in luck today!
This is a tough question. I am not a very picky eater and I consider myself to be a foodie! There are so many foods out there that I absolutely love but if I had to choose one thing, just one thing, it would be…
Sushi! – I love love love sushi but I am also a big fan of things like crab legs or lobster tail because they are such a pricey and super rare treat for me.
My go-to place for sushi is Inyo in Ferndale, MI. We discovered this fantastic Asian fusion restaurant through Groupon. Inyo Ferndale is almost always on Groupon, so if you are local be sure to grab a Groupon for this spectacular Asian restaurant. You can thank me later… wink! wink! Their food is top-notch and we are regulars there.
Gotta love a big bowl of noodly pho at Minh Chau restaurant (they just changed the name to New Asian Star). Pho is comfort food for me. The broth here at New Asian Star is on-point! The pho that I enjoy ordering has sliced beef, brisket, meatballs, and soft tendon in it. Yeah I said tendon… and it is a weird meat to eat but I do enjoy it here. They also have a pho available with tripe if you are feeling really adventurous.
You can also stop in here for a bubble drink!
2) Least favorite food:
Oh this is an easy one. I used to eat some funky stuff when I was a little girl… things I could not fathom stomaching now!
Herrings in cream sauce (ew) I used to eat these fishy fishes straight out of the jar.
Giblets and hearts in my stuffing (ew! ew!) My mom always put those nasty things in my Thanksgiving stuffing. NEVER AGAIN
Liverwurst (ew! ew! ew!) All by itself or on some plain white bread. No thank you!
3) Favorite fruit
Want to know about my favorite fruit? This is an easy one to answer for me… dragon fruit, and that is followed by passion fruit, another favorite of mine. I am a HUGE fan of exotic fruits and I love to create exotic smoothie bowls with these fruits. If you are local, you can usually pick up a wide variety of exotic fruits at Nino Salvaggio.
4) Favorite meals that I have cooked:
Truth be told, and many of you all know, cooking and baking is my #1 passion in life! I love to serve up a delicious dish for my little family of 3
Gigantic mozzarella stuffed meatballs are a big favorite and I have the recipe for these on my blog. This is the kind of meal that I invite my family over for. This recipe serves up a generous portion of meatballs.
Pineapples stuffed with a teriyaki chicken is another family fave but it is somewhat complicated and tedious to create. You can find the recipe and learn more about this gluten-free dish on my blog.
5) Favorite desserts I have created
I love to bake cakes even though I am not the most talented baker and cake decorator. I created a bubblegum cake and a cotton candy cake. These cakes and cupcakes were a ton of fun to create and even more fun to eat!
Here are some photos of my favorite baking projects:
6) Favorite drink (non-alcoholic):
I don’t know how I can pick one here. I am a self-confessed coffee addict and I am also addicted to my energy drinks (have to have at least one a day!). My favorite energy drinks are by Bang Energy. With flavors like Unicorn and Cotton Candy, how can you resist?
7) Favorite alcoholic drink:
I recently started getting into craft beer and hard ciders. I was always attracted to the labels and packaging. It is so fun and colorful! I grew up my entire life, hating on beer, and saying it tasted like pee. Then one day I went to Hop Cat and I went there with the intention of giving beer a whirl and I ordered a flight with three different craft beers. Guess what? I enjoyed each and every one of them! I was impressed with myself that I gave craft beer a chance. I love craft beer and the entire drink experience with them. I love all of the unique flavors out there… Lucky Charms cereal, etc. etc.!
I am nearing 200 published posts on the blog and if I had to choose one favorite post I simply can’t. I am going to declare a tie here. The two posts that were my favorite to do were both local reviews. I would love to visit more places nearby and review them. The local reviews I have done are my top performing posts. Here we go…
Modern Cone is an ice cream shop in St. Clair Shores that specializes in creative ice cream concoctions. This is the place to go if you want a unique ice cream concoction that is fun to eat, and very Instagrammable!
Make sure you are following my Facebook page because I will be sharing a Modern Cone gift card giveaway very soon!
Kawaii Bubble Tea is located in Clinton Township, MI and they have some of the best bubble teas (boba) that I have ever tried. They also have a wide variety of macarons available. If you have never ever tried boba you definitely need to check out this place. It is a very fun drink experience.
Tou & Mai is located in Detroit’s midtown area and they offer some very unique desserts. I tried their halo halo (Hello Hello is what they call it). You can read the review on my blog where I spill all the beans about this awesome dessert destination!
This is an easy question to answer. Menchie’s and Orange Leaf are definitely my favorite place to grab a dessert. I am obsessed with frozen yogurt, also known as froyo. You can read my Menchie’s review on the blog.
Want to give Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt a whirl? Grab a Groupon and save on your visit!
I truly hope you enjoyed this post over here at Give It A Whirl Girl. I would love to hear from my readers so leave me a comment here and tell me about your favorite food!
What is your favorite food? Least favorite food? Please share with me. I love to hear from my audience!
If you have any questions that you would like to ask me, leave a question in the comment box and I will be happy to answer it.
Today I am sharing my Jordan’s Skinny Mixes review with you and a very special Jordan’s Skinny Mixes coupon code to help you save on your first order. This is a product that I recently gave a whirl and I love it so much I just want to spread the good word about it! Jordan’s Skinny Mixes come in a humongous variety of delectable, delicious flavors! You will trick your mind into believing you are enjoying an indulgent treat when really there are zero calories, zero sugar, and zero carbs in Jordan’s Skinny Mixes and Skinny Syrups! Can you believe that?
My Jordan’s Skinny Mixes Review
About Jordan’s Skinny Mixes and Skinny Syrups
First off I would love to tell you a little bit about Jordan’s Skinny Mixes. Each and every single one of their products can be enjoyed with ZERO GUILT! You will not find any sugar, carbs, or calories lurking in these products, which makes these products all keto-friendly. They can also be enjoyed by those of you who need to follow a gluten-free diet.
So how do they get their products so sweet, you might be wondering? Jordan’s Skinny Mixes and Skinny Syrups are sweetened with sucralose. You simply add one teaspoon or one tablespoon of syrup into your drink. I will say this, that a little bit does go a long way with their products so it might be best to start off with one teaspoon, otherwise you might think it is too sweet!
Products available at Jordan’s Skinny Mixes
Wondering what products you can find at Jordan’s Skinny Mixes online store? They are best known for their zero calories, zero sugar, zero carb drink syrups. Jordan’s Skinny Syrups are best used in coffee and chances are you will find several flavors to please your palate!
I have a feeling that you are going to absolutely LOVE these drink syrups from Jordan’s Skinny Mixes! These guilt-free drink syrups are going to take your next drink to a whole other level! Their online store has a very wide variety of different, very appealing, flavors for your next drink.
Jordan’s Skinny Syrups will take a bland and boring coffee drink and turn it into something extraordinary with just one little splash!
If you are looking for a wonderful way to enjoy an alcoholic beverage they also carry a line of skinny drink mixes. These Skinny Mixes are all low-calorie, low-carb, and low-sugar. You can find out more information about each flavor by clicking on the links below or you can also find the Skinny Mixes on Amazon.
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What’s new at Jordan’s Skinny Mixes?
Here are a few products that are new that I think you might love!
The mermaid syrup is a stunning blue hue and probably not the best idea to put in your cup of coffee. Instead, get creative with this Mermaid syrup. Use it on ice-cream sundaes, cocktails, champagne, lemonade, mixed with sparkling water, or even try it in your next smoothie!
Jordan’s Mermaid syrup has the flavor of: tropical citrus, coconut, a little pineapple and a lot of magic.
The Unicorn syrup from Jordan’s has the flavor of creamy frosting, tart blue raspberry and a hint of cotton candy. The Unicorn syrup is one to unleash your creativity with. I believe this flavor would make an excellent nice-cream (vegan “ice-cream” made with bananas).
Want to make a skinny unicorn milkshake with Jordan’s Skinny Syrup Unicorn?
This simple recipe can be doubled if you want a larger sweet treat. This unicorn milkshake recipe will result in one very sweet and tasty milkshake. I topped mine with some sugar-free Cool Whip and rainbow candy sprinkles.
The Jordan’s Skinny Syrups Ice-Cream Collection Trio is PERFECT FOR Coffee, Lattes, Tea, Protein Shakes, Smoothies, Craft Cocktails, Oatmeal, Yogurt, Overnight Oats, Keto Snacks, Pancake or Waffle Batter, Roasted Nuts, Baking & So Much More!
I believe that you will all be impressed with the flavors and the quality of Jordan’s Skinny Mixes and Jordan’s Skinny Syrup. I am pretty thrilled that I came across these products on Amazon while I was searching for some sugar-free syrup options for my morning cup of coffee. I have tried out the sugar-free Torani syrups and felt as though they had a bit of an aftertaste. For me, that is certainly not the case with this brand. These syrups all have the perfect amount of sweetness without the calories and without the aftertaste.
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Today I am sharing my Ice Cream Lovers Gift Guide with my lovely readers on this day of Friday Faves. Are you an ice cream addict? I sure am and especially this time of year with summer approaching. I honestly could eat ice cream or frozen yogurt every single day, I love it that much! This Ice Cream Lovers Gift Guide is chock full of all the ice cream goodies that your heart (and tummy) desires! I have included ice cream dishes, spoons, ice cream makers, candy sprinkles and more! Keep reading my ice cream gift guide and tell me what products you will be giving a whirl!
THE ICE CREAM LOVERS GIFT GUIDE
Ice Cream Kitchen Items
No ice cream lovers gift guide would be complete without the basics. I have included some ice cream dishes, ice cream spoons, ice cream makers and more! In the comment section feel free to let me know what ice cream items you will be adding to your Amazon wishlist!
I have never seen a spoon that was more perfect than these for ice cream! This set of 4 ice cream spoons has a long handle and also includes an ice cream sundae resin decoration at the top of the handle. Each one has a different look and appearance.
Oh my goodness gracious! How darn cute is this ice cream whisk from Kate Aspen!?!? Totes adorbs, am I right??? (insert a lol here for me being so cheesy and so corny)
Now, this right here is one of those items that you really don’t need but you love it so much you just can’t pass it up! This Kate Aspen whisk would be my go-to whisk if I had the pleasure of owning it!
Have you ever wanted to create your very own batch of ice cream or frozen yogurt? The Cuisinart ice cream maker will bring on the smiles this summer when you have that ice cream craving. The Cuisinart ICE-21PK is also capable of creating frozen yogurt or sorbet. What flavor of ice cream, frozen yogurt, or sorbet will you be enjoying?
Are you curious and interested in having a very unique dessert experience? Well here you go! This dessert maker from Yonanas is capable of whipping up a batch of soft-serve ice cream or nice-cream (vegan ice cream made with ripe bananas. The choice is yours and this Yonanas soft serve maker makes it possible to enjoy ice cream that is dairy-free. The Yonanas 987 soft serve maker is the most durable, strongest, and quietest dessert maker around.
The DASH Waffle Bowl Maker is a neat little small kitchen appliance that can take your next frozen sweet treat to a whole other level! It is not just for sweets though and that is what makes this appliance so cool! You can get creative with it and make so savory chicken and waffles! And guess what? You can also create taco bowls with the DASH Waffle Maker. It won’t break the bank either! This is an affordable appliance, and it also comes in two other colors: pink and red!
Top Your Next Frozen Treat With Ice Cream Toppings & Ice Cream Sauces
Let’s start off this ice cream lovers gift guide with some fun ice cream toppings and ice cream sauces! I don’t know about you but I sure do not enjoy eating boring or bland ice cream. I love to dress up my ice cream with sauces and toppings. Can’t just have a scoop or two… I need the real deal in ice cream sundae form!
These Jordan’s Skinny Mixes and Jodran’s Skinny Syrups are a must-try for your next sweet ice cream treat! Best part about these syrups is that they are guilt-free… ZERO SUGAR, ZERO CALORIES, and ZERO CARBS! You can use these syrups to top your ice cream, use them in a milkshake, or get creative and whip up some homemade ice cream!
With flavors like Mermaid (.tropical citrus, coconut, a little pineapple and a lot of magic)
and Unicorn, (A magical swirl of creamy frosting, tart blue raspberry and a hint of cotton candy)
Not a fan of weird dyes in your food? Try these naturally colored candy sprinkles from a brand I love and trust… Wilton! This is a 5 pack assortment of candy sprinkles and jimmies, all colored by nature! These are not just for ice cream sundaes either. Top your cake, brownies, and donuts with these.
Check out the other products available from Wilton HERE.
I just had to add one more candy sprinkles topping to my ice-cream gift guide! Here I am featuring a brand that I absolutely love and am always impressed by… Sweetapolita! Just look at these stunning and eye-catching candy sprinkles! They truly are the greatest I have ever seen. Sweetapolita sprinkles are for the gourmet!
Curious about creating your own from-scratch ice cream at home? Check out these ice cream cookbooks from Jeni’s Ice Cream! This book is written by Jeni Britton Bauer and inside you will find some fascinating dessert recipes and ice cream recipes!
Ben & Jerry’s ice cream is a pure DELIGHT to eat and puts my mind into a state of BLISS!
I want this and I need this book of sweet treats in my life! Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream & Dessert Book is a bestselling book, and for good reason! This book is jam packed with frozen goodies to please your palate!
Here are just a few of the ice cream desserts that you can create with this book:
Rolo Cup Ice Cream
Kahlua Ice Cream
Banana Ice Cream (several mix-ins can be included with this too!!)
Blueberry Jam Sundae
Cantaloupe Ice Cream (say what??? CANTALOUPE~! Well, that would be a first for me and I am eager to give it a whirl someday!)
Last but certainly not least is this variety pack sampler of freeze-dried ice cream. This variety pack contains 5 fun flavors: strawberry, banana, peach, apple, and grape. These freeze-dried ice creams are ready to eat and do not require any freezing.
Question time! Tell me what your favorite item is from this ice cream lovers gift guide and then you need to fill me in and tell me what your favorite flavor of ice cream is!
I will tell you mine! I spent my entire childhood being obsessed with Superman ice cream followed by mint chocolate chip ice cream. Then one day I tried out cookie dough ice cream and my mind was blown! I believe that cookie dough ice cream will always be my top favorite!
For me, the combination of some vanilla ice cream with those little cookie dough pieces mixed in is pure bliss for me!
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Looking to feed your hungry family some pizza that is something other than ordinary? This Extreme Pizza review will tell you how can achieve that with some fun and exciting pizza flavors that this pizza chain has. The whole entire “does pineapple belong on pizza” movement can move over and step aside because at Extreme Pizza they are bold enough to put mandarin oranges on pizza! Yes, I said mandarin oranges, and those can be found on one of their signature gourmet pizzas The Paia Pie. Ok so I know you might be thinking that oranges on pizza does not sound very appealing but guess what… if you allow yourself to eat freely and with a very open mind you will see that yes, mandarin oranges do belong on pizza! Keep reading this Extreme Pizza review to find out what else this place has to offer for your next lunch or dinner!
Also, I have a tidbit of news to share with you! Extreme Pizza has vouchers available on Restaurant.com so you can save on your next purchase. Keep reading my Extreme Pizza review to get all of the details!
My Extreme Pizza Review
This was not our first time at this Grosse Pointe pizza place. We have been here several times before. We live one city over in St. Clair Shores and the little extra drive is worth it to get to this unique Grosse Pointe pizza establishment. I consider this place to be a hidden gem and I am so happy I discovered it a few years back. This Grosse Pointe pizza place has a menu that builds up excitement in me. There are so many excellent choices here and I don’t think you can go wrong with any of them! Extreme Pizza is known to consistently serve up pizzas that do not disappoint!
Extreme Pizza Menu
Extreme Pizza has quite the exciting menu board! Their menu features 16 Carnivore signature pizzas and 10 Veggin Out pizzas. Their menu has something for everyone and also includes pizzas for the adventurous eater. While you are able to create your very own build-your-own pizza here, I highly recommend giving their signature pizzas a whirl. At our most recent visit, we ordered my favorite, The Boar’der (my pick) and my husband chose the Yard Sale.
Here are the ingredients that were on these two pizzas:
The Boar’der: Shredded pork marinated in a sweet BBQ sauce, red onions, fresh cilantro, cheddar and mozzarella.
The Yard Sale: Italian sausage, pepperoni, salami, black olives, fresh mushrooms, green peppers, red onions, vine ripe tomatoes, tomato sauce, mozzarella and cheddar.