Champagne Taste Test 2015

Champagne Taste Test 2015

Six years ago, I wrote a post rating the best Champagne Under $15.  It still is one of my most popular posts.  I get a ton of comments on it six years later.  It only took 6 years, but we finally lost the bitter taste in our mouths from some of these cheap champagnes and it was time to do another tasting.  In fact, we decided to take it to another level…..the best Champagnes under $10.  As you know, price does not always translate to quality!

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Thermapen Mk4 Review

Thermapen Mk4

I am a huge fan of the Thermapen.  It is fast, accurate, durable and an extension of my arm in the kitchen.  It is the one kitchen/bbq tool that I could not live without.  I honestly don’t know how people can cook without checking temperatures.  I have had my Thermapen for almost 5 years and it works as good today as it did the day I purchased it.  The other day the great people over at Thermoworks sent me the newest Thermapen to try out.  I was a bit skeptical that I would need a new Thermapen.  However, The Thermapen Mk4 is not just an incremental update, it is a brand new kick butt thermometer.  The new features make this not only a kick butt thermometer, but the best Thermapen ever! Check out my review below.

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Peach Habanero Pepper Jelly

Peach Habanero Pepper Jelly

I am a huge fan of pepper jelly. I like to add it to marinades and sauces, to add a little sweet heat.  I also like to eat it straight up in Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches.  Not to mention it is great with a little cream cheese on crackers. Pepper jelly is a pretty universal ingredient.  I have tried almost all of the different commercially available Pepper Jelly’s but they just are not hot enough or they are way too sweet.  So like any red blooded American, I decided that I could do it better myself.  Wow, I was right.  This pepper jelly is the best I have have ever eaten.  It is not too sweet, but has enough heat to let you know that it contains Habaneros.

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