Product Review


Earlier this week, I came home to a goodie box from the folks at Buitoni. In this box, there was a package of one of their new Riserva pastas. After much pondering, I narrowed it down to two sauces for this pasta. My all time favorite, roasted tomatoes and garlic marinara (home made of course!), and leeks and prosciutto in a light sauce. I figured I had enough pasta to try both, so that’s exactly what I did. Before I go on to talk about which paired best with the pasta, I must say that the pasta itself, sans sauce, was simply delicious. The mushroom filling had such depth that it tasted as if the pasta had just been rolled and filled. Tossing this pasta in a simple butter/garlic/parsley concoction will make for a nice easy weeknight meal.

Topped with roasted tomato and garlic marinara

Topped with roasted tomato and garlic marinara

In a leek and prosciutto creamy sauce

In a leek and prosciutto creamy sauce

Hubby and I both preferred the marinara over the leeks and prosciutto. The latter was a little too strong and almost overwhelmed the pasta. Recipes for both sauces coming later this week, just a little short in time right now!

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Quaker True Delights

Quaker True Delights

Have you seen these yet?  Better yet, have you tried them?  I got hooked up with a few samples of each flavor through FoodBuzz’s Tastemaker program and I must say that I am sold!

My goodie bag included:

  • Dark Chocolate Raspberry Almond
  • Toasted Coconut Banana Macadamia Nut
  • Honey Roasted Cashew Mixed Berry

And yes, while the names are a mouthful, you know what to expect in the product just by looking at the labels. Speaking of labels, I immediately turned to see the nutritional information, 140 calories per bar.  How keep the calorie count so low with such rich flavors and the perfect amount of dried fruits and nuts in each bite is beyond me.

Picking a favorite was tough, but I must say that the coconut lover in me sided with the Toasted Coconut Banana Macadamia Nut.

Oh but this gets better.. you can get your own free samples too.  Simply visit the Quaker True Delights website and click on the “Get a Free Sample” button.

Now on to figure out what else I can do with them…