Tuesday Quick Picks

jenniferBy Jennifer Sanchez

While Nana’s Whimsies takes a travel day today, it is my pleasure to offer you three Tuesday Quick Picks.

Here are some fabulous flavors I’m enjoying this November….


Thomas’ Limited Edition Pumpkin Spice English muffins.cinnamon sugar spread muffins

Maggie served me these delicious muffins last weekend. They are wonderful toasted. I saw Land O’ Lakes Cinnamon Sugar Spread on a food blog I read daily. The spread is amazing and a match made in heaven on these English muffins. Yum!

Got Chai?

Chai teaA friend at work does not drink coffee so she drinks a cup of chai tea every morning. She told me about this Oregon Chai tea concentrate and suggested I mix it with milk, about half and half. It is as good as any chai latte you can buy at a coffee shop. I have found it at both Walmart and Kroeger. It is a little sweet for me so I mix in some brewed Chai tea for a slightly stronger chai taste.  I have a cup of hot tea most every afternoon in the winter and a cup of this chai is a satisfying treat.

Extra Special Mashed Potatoes

I am a big fan of Ina Garten of Food Network. So when I received the November issue of Food Network Magazine with Ina featured on the cover I was a happy camper, er, happy cook.  I have tweaked her recipe for mashed potatoes that is featured in that issue, but I am here to tell potatoes boursin cheeseyou, if you add some of this Boursin cheese spread to your regular mashed potato recipe, it will enhance the flavor. Mashed potatoes with this cheese added are delicious. Just a little bit will turn ordinary mashed potatoes into something very special.

4 thoughts on “Tuesday Quick Picks

  1. One thing I’m sad to say will never make a Tuesday Quick Pick from me is Taylor Swifts new cd. : ( I listened to it last night and was sorely disappointed. Does it age me say that there is too much bass? Sigh.

  2. Nothing can ever age you, Jen. The mashed spuds I will have to try if there ever comes a day that I decide to cook.😊

  3. I have not tried the pumpkin spice muffins but they sound delicious. I did see the cinnamon butter along side honey butter and squealed in the diary isle.
    My cousin brought that Oregon chai for Christmas Eve years ago and I thought it was delicious. I’m afraid chai tea with tea bags are too strong for me so remind me to give you the 5 boxes I have in my cupboard. I keep thinking I’ll find one I like.
    It probably goes without saying that I have no idea what you are talking about in your third pick. But if you make it, its delicious.

    • Heather, the cinnamon sugar spread is amazing!
      You have to make mashed potatoes with this cheese added at the time you add all of your other ingredients to mix in. It would work perfectly well with instant mashed potatoes also. Once you try this you’ll be making mashed potatoes once a week!

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