Monday, December 19, 2011

December Foodzie Box

YAY! Foodzie box time!
I was pretty freaking excited for my Foodzie box this month. Last month, Foodzie decided to mix things up a bit and allow their subscribers to pick the theme of the box they wanted to receive that month. I mentioned last month that I really wanted the cooking box. At the beginning of the month, I got an e-mail from Foodzie that allowed me to select the theme I wanted and I jumped on it.
In the Foodzie Cooking box this month:
  • Saigon Cinnamon
  • Tart Cherries
  • Dark Chocolate Brittle
  • Organic Chocolate Hazelnut Butter
  • 67% Dark Chocolate
  • Hard Red Winter Wheat Flour
  • Several suggested recipe cards!
Each item in the box came with a suggested recipe, but I've decided not to use them. It's much more fun to pretend like it's a secret ingredient and you have to make something with it.
I've been poring over muffin recipes in an attempt to find a good pumpkin one. There's just something about pumpkin that lends itself to whole grain flour in my mind.
I'm not a huge fan of raisins in my oatmeal cookies but I think tart red cherries would be a great replacement.
Chocolate Hazelnut Thumbprints! Check back for those later this week! :)
Brownies? Mexican Chocolate Cookies? Truffles? I'm not sure yet. Chocolate is a pretty basic ingredient. I'm leaning towards truffles though.
When I opened this bag, I was pretty amazed at how fragrant the cinnamon was. I used a tablespoon to make Snickerdoodles for my section meeting at work and they were a big hit. I'm also planning on making some Gingerbread Bears (I don't own a human shaped cookie cutter, so bears it is) with it.
I'm not sure I want to make anything out of this brittle. Can't I just eat it? As of yet, I haven't gotten any great ideas for it either. I'm taking suggestions on this one.

This month's Foodzie Cooking box has definitely swayed me. I'm going to stick with the subscription despite the $10 increase. It's kind of like Iron Chef or Chopped in a box with the surprise ingredients.

Any ideas for the almond brittle? Let me know in a comment below. Besides just eating it of course. :)