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Land O’ Lakes Eggs

Disclosure: As part of the Foodbuzz Tastemaker Program, I received coupons for two dozen Land O’ Lakes eggs but was not compensated for this review. As always, all opinions are mine.

For the first time, since we got chickens a year and a half ago, I had to buy eggs. For the last six months or so, we had been accumulating eggs so quickly I was giving away a dozen eggs once we had 3 or 4 dozen in the fridge. Then egg laying dropped dramatically and I was only finding one egg every other day or so. One of our hens (Ginger) is molting, so she has a pretty good excuse (molting chickens typically don’t lay, but it also takes them almost 6 months to get back to laying). But the other two are just fine and should be laying, but they’re not. Maybe they don’t like the new chickens running around in their pen. Or maybe the darker days are just really messing with the egg schedule. In any case, I went to make breakfast one morning and found 2 eggs in the egg carton.

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Bauducco Panettone

Disclosure: As part of the Foodbuzz Tastemaker Program, I received Bauducco Panettone in the Original and Hershey’s chocolate chip flavors but was not compensated for this review. As always, all opinions are mine.

Panettone reminds me of my mom. Every holiday season, she would buy a loaf of panettone and it would be her breakfast, sliced into wedges and toasted with butter. Panettone intrigued me because it seemed to be filled with the same dried fruits in the notorious fruitcakes no one wanted to eat (incidentally, my grandma used to make a really tasty fruitcake) and because the loaf was shaped like a cylinder. Do you slice it into wedges or rounds?

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Sargento Cheese Taste-Off

Disclosure: As part of the Foodbuzz Tastemaker program, I received a $25 American Express gift card to purchase Sargento Cheese and a processed cheese for comparison. 

Before we get too far with this cheese-off, I have to admit that the whole idea seemed a little hilarious to me.  Do people really confuse processed cheese with “real” cheese?  Can they not tell the difference?  I mean, you can tell which cheese is the processed slice above just by looking – it’s the one with the plasticky shine to it.

We had Trader Joe’s Whole Wheat Squares in the pantry (their version of Triscuits) and I totally forgot we had grapes in the fridge, so instead of a cheese snack tray, I kind of just ended up with cheese and crackers.  Which isn’t bad at all.  I went to Vons for this cheese trip, but all I really found were pre-sliced packages of cheese – does Sargento even make block cheese?  I picked up some baby swiss, sharp cheddar, muenster, and then “American” slices.

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