New Location

I had to move the blog to be able to use Google Analytics for my Web Analytics course.  The new location is on Blogger, so please follow my blog there, New York Girl in a Florida Food World.  I may return to this blog in the future if I continue blogging after my course is complete because I do like the WordPress set up better, but we will see.


National Sticky Bun Day

HOLD THE PHONE!!! Its National Sticky Bun Day!!!  I love Cinnamon Buns with their gooey icing way more but would never turn a gooey sticky bun down!!!

Like a party in your mouth!!!


While you’re frying up some eggs and bacon, we’re cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today’s food holiday.

Craving a warm, bready breakfast? You’re in luck — February 21 is National Sticky Bun Day.

Do you know the difference between a sticky bun and a cinnamon roll? The two pastries are similar in that they typically have cinnamon, sugar, nuts and sometimes raisins rolled between concentric circles of yeasty dough, but the major difference is that sticky buns are baked in a brown sugar glaze.

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Lunchtime, Lunchtime … Everybody, Everywhere … Lunchtime, Lunchtime … Everybody eat your share!!!

Lunchtime clock
There is 2 people I eat lunch with everyday at work and everyday we start trying to decide what will be for lunch fairly early.  The earliest we have ever brought up lunch was about 10am, but today at 9:15am a decision had been made … Chinese!!!  Even with a decision made so early we will still be late for lunch.  I don’t know how and I don’t know why but it will happen … EVERY DAY!!!

Moldy Food

This moldy food thing is getting out of hand.  My Aunt posted the picture below on Facebook of apple sauce she bought for her Grandson.  You can see the top of the container is all black with mold especially in the left corner.  The container says its “Best By Nov 17, 13” … Ha Yeah Right!!!


How could these major food company’s allow food to get to the consumers moldy.  I have seen many pictures of moldy Capri Sun over the last few weeks.  Kraft Foods has a whole Q&A section on their website about the mold and why then have not recalled any products.

Why are you not issuing a recall?

We checked our quality control records, product samples and recent consumer contacts for issues or patterns. Nothing unusual was found that would indicate there was a broader problem.  The reality is, mold spores are literally everywhere. That’s why most foods, especially those without preservatives, eventually spoil and get moldy. Our quality controls are designed to minimize this exposure. Since there are no preservatives in our drinks, mold can grow, especially if there is a small hole or leak in the pouch.

Was cost a consideration in not issuing a recall?

Not at all. The safety of our products and the well-being of our consumers are our highest priorities. Based on some previous incidents, we’re reasonably certain the problem was mold.

What if you have mold allergies?

Typically, mold must be inhaled to cause allergic symptoms. When mold is found in Capri Sun, it is immersed in liquid which would prevent the spores from becoming airborne and inhaled.

To me it is a whole load of bull.  I have a severe mold allergy and I don’t think Kraft Foods has consulted a Doctor on the seriousness of mold in food.  And then there was the USDA Whistleblowers Expose Moldy Applesauce.  Covering up mold in food for children, I just can’t handle this I’m going to grow my own food from now on.  If food is going to make me sick it’s going to be from my own stupidity not from someone elses!!!

National Cherry Pie Day

National Cherry Pie Day

Did you know that today, February 20 was National Cherry Pie Day! Well I did not but I guess it makes sence since February is both Great American Pie Month and National Cherry Month.  I have never had Cherry Pie, I know shocking but I have never been a fan of cherries (you will learn I not a fan of a lot of foods).  I love cherry favor just not the texture.  The gooey center of a Cello is AMAZING but I never eat the cherry; and when a cherry tops a sundae, I siphon out the juice but never eat it.  If a cherry pie was made of just the gooey cherry juice and crust, I would be one happy camper.

Fried Oreos

I have had Zeppoli my whole life and my Mom’s are the best in the WORLD, but I have never had anything inside them. Last night, my neighbor brought over some fried Oreos that she was making for her family. This was going to be a new experience so I bite into it and it wasn’t bad. It was greasy, and my Mom’s dough is way better, but the chocolate cookie inside was yummy. I wouldn’t be adverse to putting my Oreos in the microwave for a few seconds to make them hot as a change up over making them into mush, but that’s for another post.

So fried Oreos, in my Mom’s Zeppoli dough … something to look forward to for the next special occasion that my Mom makes Zeppoli for!!!