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Two Ingredient Pizza Dough: Self Rising Flour & Plain Greek Yogurt.

November 14th, 2014 No comments

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Did you know that you can make a Pizza Dough using only two ingredients?  You can.

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Two Ingredient Pizza Dough is made with Self Rising Flour and Plain Greek Yogurt.  I heard about it and had to try it.  And it’s true, it works with (1 ½ Cups of Self Rising Flour & 1 Cup of Plain Greek Yogurt).  I simply combined the two, then kneaded both into Dough.

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It didn’t take much time or effort to convert into a blank Pizza canvas.

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I made a basic Pepperoni & Pineapple Pizza, with a Pineapple homegrown by my husband, I might add.  I also added Pizza Sauce, Parmesan and Mozzarella Cheese — Other Recipes.

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The Pizza was baked in a preheated 450° oven for 12 minutes and all turned out well, though the flavor of the Pizza Crust is a little bland and would taste better as a Three Ingredient Pizza Dough with the addition of a little Salt — That’s what I’ll make next time.

What Are The Best Things To Eat At Disneyland, I Asked My Phone.

October 22nd, 2014 No comments

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What are the best foods to eat at Disneyland, I asked my semi-smart phone.  We were going to Disneyland and Disney California Adventure and wanted something different than an average Burger and Fries.  I hadn’t been to either park in 10 years.  After reviewing the search results, I chose two food dishes that were included on several lists — One at Disneyland and the other at Disney California Adventure, two places I’ve never known and probably wouldn’t have found.  Each sounded appealing.  We started with the Carthay Signature Fried Biscuits with Apricot Honey Butter at Carthay Circle Restaurant at Disney California Adventure.

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Carthay Circle Restaurant is fancier than expected, but we sought to have the best food at Disneyland.  We went there to try the Carthay Signature Fried Biscuits that are described as amazing and to-die-for.  Stuffed with White Cheddar, Bacon and Jalapenos they sound good.

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They don’t look like much on the outside, then surprise with a gooey middle.  With the Apricot Honey Butter, it’s interesting and different — I like its concentrated flavor and it’s not bad on the Biscuits, but we really didn’t fall in love with them.  They’re good, not great and expensive for its small size and amount.  Several Starters looked better to us and more filling.

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My husband set out to photo bomb Goofy, but wasn’t obvious enough — At Disneyland.

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Across the square from Disney California Adventure, we sought to have the Lobster Roll at the Harbour Galley Restaurant in Critter Country at Disneyland.  It too appears to be a Disneyland favorite.  It’s less fancy than Carthay Circle with only a few takeout windows.

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I wasn’t able to take a good photo of the Lobster Roll, but the Clam Chowder in a Bread Bowl looked, tasted and photographed well.  It too is well-liked by bloggers and papers.

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The Lobster Roll was great, with a good amount of Lobster and nice lemony flavor.

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We’d have the Lobster Roll again for $14.99, but not the Carthay Signature Fried Biscuits for $12.00.  Next visit we’ll try other Disneyland favorites discovered on my phone.  Thank you!

The ‘Real’ Fresh Brothers Pizza-Salad-Wings Land In The OC.

August 24th, 2014 No comments

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The real brothers of Fresh Brothers Pizza-Salad-Wings are pictured above at the opening of a new Fresh Brothers in Newport Beach.  It’s their first in Orange County.  I’m not saying they’re fresh, but their Pizza is.  And they really are brothers, but their last name isn’t actually Fresh.

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Their Pizza is good, but I fell for the Fresh Knots aka Garlic Bread tied in a knot and dusted with Parmesan Cheese, served with Pizza Sauce on the side.  I’d make a meal of it.

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Their Pizza liked me too — Thumbs up to much success.

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Samples of most items were offered to media invitees and passers by this day — Thanks Bro’s!

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Fresh Brother’s Wings are baked and never fried — They offer 6 different kinds.

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Meatball Sliders served on Kings Hawaiian Sweet Rolls are available too.

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What do you see below?  Not Chicken Tenders.

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They’re Vegan Tenders that seem like Chicken and they’re pretty good too.

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One of my plates (above) — All was enjoyable.

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Fresh Knots reiterated (above) — Yum.

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They also offer Make-Your-Own-Pizza-Party packages for kids — A fun idea.

Right Place At The Right Time For A Chick-Fil-A Chicken Biscuit.

March 26th, 2014 No comments

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I tried one of these Chicken Biscuit Sandwiches one day while having lunch at Chick-Fil-A.  They were offering samples.  I couldn’t believe how good it was and I’m not a Biscuit person.

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Ever since then, I’ve wanted one for breakfast, but rarely seem to be near a Chick-Fil-A, while it’s open and still serving Chicken Biscuit Sandwiches (until 10:30 and not on a Sunday).

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When nearby, it’s a must and always a treat.

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I’ve liked Chick-Fil-A’s Original Chicken Sandwich for several years and now highly recommend their Chicken Biscuit Sandwich.  It’s surprisingly almost better than the original.  Try it and see.

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It’s buttery, flavorful and delicate, and compliments the Crispy Chicken well.

The Twisted Vine: Fine To Dine & A Really Good Time With Wine.

March 5th, 2014 No comments

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The Twisted Vine is a Wine Bar & Shop in Fullerton, but don’t forget the food.

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These photos certainly don’t do it justice.  It’s nicely dark inside.  I met a group of friends there for the first time for Wine.  We shared everything pictured here, but didn’t take these photos until I went back a couple weeks later and had the exact same things.  All was that good!

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I especially love the Chorizo Crostini (above) and I’m ready to have it a third time.

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Also pictured is the Baked Brie in a Bread Bowl, Olives and Stuffed French Toast Empanadas.

In The Mood For Heart Shaped Food Simply Because Loves Near Me.

January 17th, 2014 No comments

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It’s not about me here, but some have asked… “Where have you been?”  Though FOOD is the star (and heart) of Nibbles of Tidbits, its publisher (me) is getting married in a week.  Oh boy!  So, I’m still here, but currently busy seeing the world through heart shaped glasses.

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Notwithstanding, there’s big stuff coming here, after the REALLY big stuff happens.

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I love this low calorie Banana Split (above) — Maybe I should marry it. 😉

Photo credits are linked here, here and here, respectively.  Thank you.

Nice Buns Indeed: The Bun Does Elevate This Fast Food Burger.

November 29th, 2013 No comments

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Carl’s Buns are tight!  They’re fresh baked in the restaurants and served on Six Dollar ‘Thickburgers’ formerly known as Six Dollar Burgers.  I’m not sure if the Burger size is different, but Carl’s Jr. changed the Bun and altered the name, it appears, and we gave one a try.

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The Burger above was a little dry and the Bun slightly burnt, but it does make a better Burger.

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We say… keep up the Fresh Baked Buns — I’m reminded of my 8-Minute Buns DVD.

Cheesy Bacon Pretzel Dog: Pretzel Bun Craze Needs Consideration.

August 23rd, 2013 No comments

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With respect to Sonic’s Cheesy Bacon Pretzel Dog, everything is tasty about it except for the Pretzel Bun, what got me to buy it in the first place — A similar situation to Wendy’s Pretzel Bacon Cheeseburger.  I love a good Pretzel Bun on a Sandwich, only if it’s made right.

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A Pretzel Bun shouldn’t be too thick, dry or bland.

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Though Sonic’s Pretzel Bun looks pretty, it doesn’t have much flavor and it’s too stiff and thick.  The Hot Dog slides out the other end when taking a bite.  It’s otherwise quite appetizing.

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On a different or improved Pretzel Bun, Sonic’s Hot Dog could be a winner — This one fell short.

Wendy’s Pretzel Bacon Cheeseburger: Good But A Little Too Dense.

August 15th, 2013 No comments

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Have you tried Wendy’s new Pretzel Bacon Cheeseburger?  Since I like a good Pretzel Bun (especially the Ham on Pretzel Sandwich at the Corner Bakery Cafe, but I digress), this Burger caught my attention — It’s available at Wendy’s for a limited time, thus we gave it a try.

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It was nice to see the Pretzel Bacon Cheeseburger look (almost) as good as its photo, unlike many newly advertised fast food items — Generally, actual items are not as neat, large or pretty as their advertised photo.  At the restaurant, food is made and served fast for the customer, but slow and meticulous for the photo shoot that ulitmately helps sell it.  I get it.

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No bait and switch here — It’s a good Burger.  I like the Applewood Smoked Bacon and Baby Greens on it.  The Pretzel Bun isn’t bad, but comparably should have more flavor and perhaps be a little thinner.  Two of us think the Pretzel Bun is a bit dense and filling compared to others we’ve had.  We may have it again, but don’t need to.  Visit Wendy’s to learn more about it.

Underestimated Goodness: Spotlight Needed When Had Every Day.

June 25th, 2013 No comments

Avocado, Sourdough, Sriracha, Olive Oil, S&P

It’s toasted Sourdough Bread and sliced Avocado drizzled with Olive Oil and spattered with several evenly distributed dots of Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce with Salt & Pepper.  This snack, lunch, dinner and/or breakfast was originally prepared to fill the What to Make with Avocados post and to best use all the California Avocado Commission Avocados received, but I’m now having this tasty combination (almost) every day.  It’s simple to prepare, yet so very good.

Happy Valentine’s Day: Pre & Post Celebrate Days Before And After.

February 14th, 2013 No comments

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Happy Valentine’s Day — To avoid the crowd, we celebrated a couple days before with dinner at Soprano’s (soon to be reported on) and further plan to observe the holiday with cards and surprises the day after.  Heart shaped Toast today with much to look forward to tomorrow.

Radiohead Bakery: They Wish They Were Special.

February 13th, 2013 No comments

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Whatever makes you happy, whatever you want — Music related to food has a place here.

Immediately Stop Workplace And Roommate Lunch Theft.

February 7th, 2013 No comments

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Have you seen the Anti-Theft Lunch Bag?  Too funny.

Toast To A Diet Breakfast: Could It Come To This?

February 3rd, 2013 No comments

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Get off your phat phone and eat it.

Healthier Copycat Gone Wild: The Bad Before The Good.

December 29th, 2012 No comments

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Fodder for The Bad, though ultimately not too bad to not eat it — The story ends well with a fast and easy, homemade Tomato Soup.  And our Grilled Cheese Sandwich wannabe ended up okay, obviously with less Cheese.  Inspiration to prepare both came from Panera Bread, where I recently enjoyed another version of this Sandwich (and Soup).  My Tomato Soup is healthier and tastes just as good, if not better.  Full story and recipe to be posted here soon.

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Big Kid Grilled Cheese Sandwich At The New Panera Bread.

December 10th, 2012 No comments

A new Panera Bread just opened in Costa Mesa and I went for the Big Kid Grilled Cheese.

It’s off Harbor near Target and Henry’s Farmers Market.

This Panera Bread has an outdoor patio and fireplace (indoors and out).

The new Big Kid Grilled Cheese is described below.

The bites with Applewood Smoked Bacon were divine — It’s an amazing, rich Sandwich.

Combined with Creamy Tomato Soup, it was a most satisfying lunch.

They open early for breakfast.

I may need to go back soon for the same — Extra crispy on the outside is preferred.

Panera Bread offers a good meal — Thanks!  See what we’ve said previously.

Inducted Into The Nibbles Of Tidbits Hall Of Shame: Burnt Toast.

October 25th, 2012 No comments

Over the edge with too many slices of Burnt Toast that it mustn’t go unreported — Its ratio has tipped into the majority, possibly happening 57% of the time, I confess.  Why is everything else more enticing when toasting Bread?  I’ll still eat it to give a better slice to you.

Bread To Be Wild Like A True Nature’s Child.

July 24th, 2012 No comments

Wheat be born to be wild — Get that tractor running, head into the kitchen and see whatever comes your way.  Take the earth in a love embrace.  Bread to be Wheeeeattttttt (transposed).

There Is A Way To Get Back Homeward: Golden Bread Fills Your Eyes.

June 20th, 2012 No comments

French smiles await you when you rise — Pandor Artisan Boulangerie and Café is open.

Its offerings are French to the Bread bone — Breakfast, Savories, Salads, Paninis and more.

And seemingly endless exquisite Desserts.

Once there was a way to get back home — Its owners want to bring France to the OC.

Food Media relished the taste of Pandor’s long journey to Newport Beach.

It’s where/when I learned how special the food and all that’s behind it actually is.

Our photos don’t do it justice — The Sandwiches and Salads are filled with sophisticated flavor.

I loved the Habano Sandwich, Grilled Vegetable Panini and Baby Spinach Turkey Salad.

Pandor means Golden Bread and each is made with loving French care.

Our hope is to try everything pictured here and more.  It’s an exceptional place.

I left the taste-transport feeling French with Baguettes in hand. 

Then we had our own private Idaho, a Bread Sampling Party.

Life is beautiful — Bonne Chance Amis.

Pandor Artisan Boulangerie & Café De Provence Opening Soon.

June 13th, 2012 No comments

A true French experience will be waiting for you at Pandor Artisan Boulangerie & Café.

It’s about to open at Westcliff Plaza in Newport Beach and we got a spectacular preview.

And this is your foretaste in photos — More will soon follow with an expanded report.

Merci to Pandor Artisan Boulangerie & Café for now.

Opening June 2012 and possibly this week — It’s top to bottom French deliciousness.

Panera Bread: Strawberry Fields For (Hopefully) Ever.

June 3rd, 2012 No comments

I love me some FRUIT in Panera Bread‘s Strawberry Poppyseed & Chicken Salad — Not only does it have Strawberries, but Blueberries, Pineapple, Mandarin Oranges and Pecans.  Yum!

I felt ready to walk miles after this healthy, refreshing Salad and Creamy Tomato Soup.

And a Strawberries and Cream Scone for the road — Fueled for a 5+ mile hike after.

Panera Bread — A good start for many things, though wish I had opted for the Chips, instead of an Apple with the Soup & Salad Combo.  You get a choice of Bread, Fruit or Chips with it, and the Chips would’ve gone well with the Soup, as there was plenty of Fruit in the Strawberry Salad.  It’s not all about health you know… It’s about taste too and all was well.

Extra Extra (Not): Sourdough Recognition Genes May Shrink.

May 15th, 2012 No comments

Regretfully I don’t even taste the Sourdough in this Bread, let alone the “Extra” Sourdough.  What’s up with that?  Have you also noticed that about many so-called Sourdough Breads?

Food Art: Bread Depth Within Its Historical And Scientific Depth.

December 26th, 2011 No comments

I could write a dissertation on political and religious aspects of this photo, but here I appreciate its creative value — It makes me want to carve Bread, not bite the hand that feeds me, reach out and touch someone, ask not what my country can do for me and/or give it five.