Product Review – Country Bob’s All Purpose Sauce

A while back, Al Malekovic, from Country Bob’s asked me if I’d like to test their All Purpose Sauce and put my thoughts about it on my blog.  I’d never tried the sauce before, so I was totally game!  Along with the sauce, they included some recipe brochures.  I made the Corn Pone Pie minus the cornbread topping and substituted pasta instead.  I’m sure it would have been good with it, but I wasn’t feelin’ it that day.  The sauce is good!  It tastes sort of like a sweeter version of A-1 Sauce.  I plan to include it in my rotation of condiments.  Please visit Country Bob’s website for more product information and recipes.

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Corn Pone Pie (Sort of…courtesy of Country Bob’s)


  • 1 16 oz pkg elbow macaroni
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1/3 c onion
  • 1 c stewed tomatoes
  • 1 c Country Bob’s All Purpose Sauce
  • 2 T chili powder
  • 3/4 t salt
  • 1 (16 oz) can kidney beans
  • 1 (15.25) can corn, drained
  • Shredded cheddar cheese


1.  Cook the pasta according to directions.  Set aside.

2.  Brown the ground turkey.  Add the onions and cook until translucent.

3.  Stir in the tomatoes, Sauce, chili powder, and salt.  Simmer, covered, for about 15 minutes.

4.  Discard about half the bean liquid; stir in the beans and remaining liquid and the corn into the turkey mixture.  Add the cooked pasta.  Cook until heated through.

5.  Serve topped with shredded cheddar cheese.

Published in: on June 25, 2009 at 4:51 pm  Comments (1)  

Product Review – Quaker True Delights

dsci01391A while ago (ok, a long freaking while ago), Foodbuzz offered its Featured Publishers a free sample of Quaker’s new True Delights granola bars to try.  Hey, I’m all about trying new stuff, so I was game.  The True Delights come in three flavors:  Honey Roasted Cashew Mixed Berry, Dark Chocolate Raspberry Almond, and Toasted Coconut Banana Macadamia Nut.  In general, all three had large pieces of nuts, which is a definite plus, and they all had a nice, chewy texture.  Here are my thoughts on each one:

Honey Roasted Cashew Mixed Berry – It had large pieces of cashews and dried berries (cranberries and cherries) and had a mapley (Is that a word?) flavor.  Overall, it was a pretty good bar.

Dark Chocolate Raspberry Almond – It had large pieces of almonds and chunks of dark chocolate.  There were pieces of dried raspberry interspersed throughout the bar, but the bar itself didn’t really have much raspberry flavor.  Not bad, but not my favorite.

Toasted Coconut Banana Macadamia Nut – It had large pieces of macadamia nuts and flakes of coconut.  It also had a nice banana flavor, not fake tasting like some banana flavored products.  This was my favorite bar of the three.

These bars were pretty good!  They’d make a nice snack or dessert.  Quaker is offering a free sample and a coupon for $1.00 off the purchase of a box of True Delights here:  So sign up today and get your own free sample to try!

Published in: on March 12, 2009 at 9:32 pm  Leave a Comment