09/26/2013 19:47:00 PM
We have enjoyed the La Brea Torta Rolls before and with them on sale this month, we had to buy a package. They are versatile and we had no problem going through the whole package. We had breakfast, lunch and dinner using them and all of the meals wer
09/06/2013 05:06:00 AM
We have been enjoying the fresh summer vegetables and the
08/31/2013 07:01:00 AM
We love Caprese Salad over the summer with farm fresh tomatoes and that means occasionally we have some leftovers. Recently, we were making mini-meatloafs and the idea came up that we should set aside some of the meat to make hamburgers and use the l
08/27/2013 18:07:00 PM
We felt compelled to buy the Chicken Alfredo
08/22/2013 05:24:00 AM
Once again thanks to my wonderful friends at Addicted to Costco, I have this month's coupon book.
We are buying a number of items this month.
The Fiber One bars a lower calorie, lower fat snack with the bonus of fiber, so I have them now and then f
08/20/2013 18:47:00 PM
We are big fans of having rotisserie chicken in chunks in the freezer ready to go
06/29/2013 15:46:00 PM
We are always on the lookout for fun new foods at Costco and when we saw Fischer & Wieser's Original Roasted Raspberry Chipotle Sauce, we were so intrigued we had to buy it.
This is a versatile sauce with the right balance of heat, sweet and other f
06/25/2013 18:51:00 PM
With the kitchen remodel we went through recently, I fell out of the habit of doing updates because frankly we were doing very little cooking while the kitchen was tore apart.
03/20/2013 18:27:00 PM
Once again thanks to my wonderful friends at Addicted To Costco, I have this months coupon book.
Among the items on sale this month are:
03/17/2013 06:49:00 AM
I have seen these at Costco for quite a while now and with the coupon this month for them, I decided to take the plunge and I am glad I did!
These are a great product.
03/14/2013 19:44:00 PM
The other day while on the way home from work I called my wonderful wife and asked if she needed any help with planning dinner.
02/23/2013 13:42:00 PM
I have been asked for the nutrition info on this tasty product and when I was at Costco today, one of the helpful people in the bakery got it for me.
Let me say in advance, it is definitely a candy/desert product without any significant nutritional
02/19/2013 17:46:00 PM
I saw this on sale for this month and I felt compelled to try it.
02/17/2013 16:23:00 PM
Last month when the pork loin was on sale,
02/14/2013 18:27:00 PM
One of my favorite episodes of "Good Eats" is the "Oat Cuisine" show.
02/02/2013 08:31:00 AM
Thanks to our wonderful friends at Addicted To Costco, we have this months coupon book.
We always keep the Craisins in the house and we will definitely be using the coupon to save a few dollars.
01/29/2013 18:39:00 PM
After a bit of a winter hiatus, I am back with a post that is good for a cold night.
12/02/2012 16:15:00 PM
The other day I was talking to my wife and she asked if I had any ideas about dinner. I said how about some tuna, artichoke hearts
11/25/2012 15:59:00 PM
We are big fans of the Antico Artichoke and Asiago Tapenade at Costco
11/20/2012 17:35:00 PM
Thanks once again to my friends at Addicted To Costco, I have this month's coupon book.
Among the items I recommend are the Spanakopita, the DiGiorno Pizza and the Pillsbury Crescent Rolls are all items we tend to buy.
I wish everyone a Happy Thank
10/04/2012 17:48:00 PM
Generally, I tend to eat simple cereals like frosted shredded wheat, raisin bran and such. However, this granola looked pretty tasty so I thought I would give it a try. I have to say that I am very pleased with it.
It comes in a two pouches in one box. A lot of cereals seem to be doing that these days and if you don't eat the cereal fast, this helps it from going bad.
09/30/2012 18:13:00 PM
We have bought a variety of baked goods at Costco and I thought the Tiramisu Cake that is on sale this month
09/10/2012 19:06:00 PM
Many of the readers of this blog will know that we are big fans of
09/06/2012 19:26:00 PM
Costco has Quaker Chewy Granola bars on sale this month in the Coupon Book.
09/01/2012 15:08:00 PM
While we primarily buy our food at Costco to take home, we also often like to get a snack or a quick lunch before we head home. Not too long ago, Costco added a hot turkey and provolone sandwich to their food court menu.
08/28/2012 05:42:00 AM
Once again, thanks to my fabulous friends at Addicted To Costco, I have a link to Costco's current coupon book.
Once again, Costco has a sale on their Chicken Alfredo and you will find my review of it here.
They also have a variety of other products on sale, such as the Tomato Basil soup which I also recommend.
08/26/2012 15:42:00 PM
My wife and I are big fans of the Tasty Bites Madras Lentils we get at Costco.
07/29/2012 09:22:00 AM
One of the items on sale this month at Costco is the Kirkland Signature Atlantic Salmon.
07/25/2012 19:02:00 PM
Recently, I was looking through the fridge and I found some leftover feta from Costco that looked like it needed a purpose.
07/18/2012 19:55:00 PM
Once again, thanks to my friends at Addicted To Costco, I have this month's coupon book.
I certainly hope I can convince my wife to let me buy some of the Chocolate Chunk Cookies that are on sale with no limit and no coupon required.
These cookies have been on sale during previously during the summer, so I will keep my eyes open for them.
My list of recommendations also includes the Oberto Jerky.
Finally, for your canine friends, I recommend the Jerky Treats they have on sale.
07/07/2012 16:18:00 PM
Recently, my wife had a party to go to and while she didn't want to spend a lot of time cooking, she wanted to make something that would be appreciated and show our love of food. Her decision was to make a fantastic cheese and vegetable platter using a variety of ingredients from Costco including:
Kirkland Signature Artichoke Hearts
07/01/2012 07:24:00 AM
A while back we tried the Costco brand of calzones in the deli and I have to say, I was pretty impressed with them.
06/24/2012 16:11:00 PM
Thanks once again to my friends at Addicted to Costco, I have this months coupon book.
The Craisins are on sale again and I highly recommend them.
06/17/2012 17:58:00 PM
We are big fans of Pasta Prima ravioli and my lovely wife took a package of the Chicken and Mozzarella Ravioli and made of a sauce from:
Fresh Grape Tomatoes from Costco
Some frozen rotisserie chicken from Costco
A left over sauce packet from some frozen Pasta Prima ravioli
Some lemon EVOO
The results of this were absolutely fabulous and kudos to my wife for thinking of this.
06/03/2012 08:28:00 AM
Sorry I have not been posting much lately, but things have been keeping me busy outside of the blog.
Courtesy of my friends at Addicted To Costco,
04/29/2012 17:46:00 PM
We recently discovered the joys of toasted naan bread
04/26/2012 19:15:00 PM
The Costco Craze: Inside The Warehouse Giant
04/26/2012 19:08:00 PM
We have had tremendous success with freezing
04/24/2012 19:49:00 PM
We are big fans of Pasta Prima's Chicken and Mozzarella Ravioli and we have definitely enjoyed it before.
04/21/2012 13:34:00 PM
While our dog is not able to blog, she also enjoys food from Costco.
04/20/2012 04:49:00 AM
CNBC's special on Costco
04/17/2012 18:24:00 PM
This post was primarily written by my lovely wife as I was out walking the dog on this pretty but crisp day.
It is spring and that brings thoughts of grilling sausages in our household.
04/14/2012 14:57:00 PM
Once again, I would like to thank my friends at the Addicted to Costco Blog for this
04/10/2012 17:36:00 PM
We really enjoy the Tasty Bite Madras Lentils we get at Costco. They are flavorful, nutritionally sound and ready to go.
04/07/2012 19:29:00 PM
We bought a large multipack of Pillsbury Crescent Rolls a while back and my wife commented that she was intrigued by Giada's use of them
04/03/2012 19:31:00 PM
My wife had a couple of long nights in a row with concert rehearsals and she told me in advance for her night off she wanted comfort food.
Few foods are as comforting as chicken soup so I quickly settled on that for dinner. Since she gave me warning, I pulled some of our
03/17/2012 18:51:00 PM
Buying things in bulk and having them ready to use can be a big time and money saver.
03/13/2012 19:08:00 PM
My wife and I enjoy cooking, but the deal on the Chicken Alfredo on sale this month was just too good to pass up, so we took the plunge. Aside from covering it with aluminum foil, there is no real prep involved other than putting it in the oven. Cooking time was about an hour, but when you figure out how long it takes to get to a restaurant, order a meal and have it come to the table, that time is really not bad.
My wonderful wife removed the foil near the end of the heating to help brown th [..]
03/10/2012 14:11:00 PM
A basic red sauce and meat pasta is a very reliable dish: it is tasty, easy, quick and satisfying. Another thing going for it is that it can be spruced up in a variety of ways. You can adjust the seasoning, add different vegetables and use basic dried pastas or filled ones.
In this case, my lovely wife kicked it up by adding some of the fresh spinach we buy in great big bags from Costco.
Aside from adding flavor, the spinach adds another layer of texture and it has some great nutritional as [..]
02/26/2012 07:25:00 AM
My friend Bill at work requires a gluten free diet and so to celebrate Fat Tuesday and my six months at the job, I brought in a treat he could eat.
There are only four ingredients in this recipe that I found and the prep is very easy. This makes for both a great return on time and money.
I served the dip with two types of gluten free crackers: the Mary Gone Crackers ones that are on sale this month (until 2/26) and the Food That Should Taste Good Sea Salt Brown Rice Crackers.
I was pleased w [..]
02/22/2012 04:23:00 AM
Once again, I have the coupon book from Costco courtesy of my friends at Addicted to Costco.
02/05/2012 17:55:00 PM
Nutella is one of our favorite products to buy from Costco. We love the stuff and it is vastly less expensive to buy at Costco versus the grocery store.
Therefore, I want to make note that today is World Nutella Day. Here is a link to recipes that celebrate this magnificent product.
Also, here is a quick thing I did with Nutella a while back:
I got some chocolate bread from Costco and toasted it. Then I added sliced bananas and Nutella. Presto, I had a delicious breakfast sandwich. The ac [..]
01/31/2012 18:06:00 PM
As much as we enjoy cooking and eating together, my wife and I both work and when we get home at the end of the day, we want to eat dinner not very long after we get home. One of the strategies my lovely wife came up with that support this is to always have cooked, browned ground beef in the freezer ready to go.
What we do is we buy those big five or six pound packages of ground beef at Costco and then we brown all the beef at once. Browning one great big package is really not that much more w [..]
01/28/2012 17:46:00 PM
The current coupon book ends tomorrow 1/29 and I thought I would make a few comments about this fun dip that is on sale.
It comes in a 24oz container, so there is enough if you want to serve a larger group of people. As for the dip itself, it is a competent, well made product that I think has a lot of uses. It has a bit of heat that builds but it is not heat only for the sake of heat, it definitely has flavor.
However, it is not an overpowering flavor, so it should be a good crowd pleaser. Pe [..]
01/25/2012 18:53:00 PM
It has been a long time since I posted and a lot has happened. The Holidays came and went and I got a great gift for Christmas: A New Job! That and a few other things have been a distraction but it is time to return to blogging.
As time goes buy, I will probably be posting a few things that I have not gotten around to over the past few months but I do hope to keep more current with what we are cooking and eating.
As for this dish: my wife and I are very fond of those lovely black bean bur [..]
12/05/2011 18:44:00 PM
Food is a way I express affection and appreciation, so bringing in something for my coworkers to enjoy made a lot of sense. One of my coworkers has Celiac's Disease, so making something gluten free seemed like a great idea. As I am very fond of the tortilla strips and baby carrots we buy at Costco, some sort of dip to serve them with seemed pretty natural and the first one that came to mind was this white bean dip.
This recipe was simple, delicious, easy to make and gluten free for my friend. [..]
11/05/2011 12:30:00 PM
Thanks again to my wonderful friends at Addicted To Costco, I have a link to the upcoming coupon book.
10/30/2011 15:54:00 PM
I have made this recipe for ham and cheese pinwheels a number of times and they are always well received. For a change of pace, I thought I would make them with some Flatout brand flatbread instead of tortillas. I made a double batch and used three of the Flatout multi-grain bread. Below is a photo of the finished pinwheels.
The pinwheels were well received at the party I brought them too and there were no leftovers to take home.
However, I don't think we are likely to buy these again. It is [..]
10/26/2011 18:57:00 PM
While watching the most recent season of "The Next Food Network Star", I was intrigued by a dish of chicken and quinoa stuffed peppers. I thought the idea of using something hearty and healthy to stuff peppers with sounded like a great idea, but I thought I could put my own spin on it. After some thought, I decided to use cooked chorizo as the meat in the dish.
But that was not the only way I experimented with the dish. While discussing this idea with my wife, she suggested adding a poblano ch [..]
10/22/2011 05:30:00 AM
We are huge fans of the Morningstar Farms Chipotle Black Bean Burgers. They are delicious, easy to cook and nutritious. One day I suggested to my wonderful wife that they would be great with bacon and cheese and she was a bit taken aback. While we are definitely meat eaters, she thought the idea of putting meat and cheese on a vegan product was blasphemous. I, however, thought it sounded pretty yummy and we went ahead and did it.
The bacon and spicy cheese went very well with these burgers [..]
10/20/2011 19:22:00 PM
Courtesy my wonderful friends at Addicted To Costco, here is a link to this month's coupon book.
Among other items, both the Take and Bake pizza and the Palermo frozen pizza are on our list.
06/18/2011 15:06:00 PM
Here is a link to a variety of cookbooks that are available for free download.
If you don't have Kindle software, you can get it here by following the various links to the software you need.
06/17/2011 17:52:00 PM
Note: With the Morning Star Chipotle Black Bean Burgers on sale this month, I felt that a repeat of this post was in order. My lovely wife and I just love these burgers and you can serve them up very quickly and easily. &n
06/14/2011 16:07:00 PM
Once again I would like to thank my friends at Addicted to Costco for posting this month's coupon book.
I know we will be getting the black bean burgers, the Iam's dog food (to donate to our local shelter) and the take and bake pizza.
06/12/2011 18:44:00 PM
My wife and I are very fond of the Pasta Prima raviolis that we get at Costco. We had some of the fresh Chicken and Mozzarella variety in the fridge and it was calling to me. Given the more subdued flavors of the ravioli, I thought a sauce
05/24/2011 18:24:00 PM
We make taco salads on a fairly occasional basis but they have always been beef based. For a change of pace, I thought we should try one that was chicken based.
To start the process, I took some of those Foster Farms chicken strips we bought at Cost
05/21/2011 17:44:00 PM
We stocked up on the Pasta Prima Chicken Mozzarella Ravioli that was on sale last month and I thought it would be a good idea to make very simple sauce to help highlight the elegant flavor of the ravioli. This dish had only four components:
05/14/2011 19:36:00 PM
Once again I would like to thank my wonderful friends at Addicted To Costco for putting this month's coupon book online.
Some of the things we will be getting this month include the bourbon chicken, the M&M's and the fruit bars.
I will hav
05/07/2011 17:32:00 PM
You still have until tomorrow to buy these chips on sale and if you are a salty snacker like I am, I highly recommend stocking up on them.
While I generally eat my tortilla chips with salsa or as part of taco salad, I found these chips flavorfu
05/01/2011 18:59:00 PM
Sorry about the delay in posting. We went on vacation and then when we got back, we had a bunch of mundane chores to do like car shopping. But it is time to start into posting again. Here is a fun, colorful dish that was easy to make to help me
04/10/2011 08:20:00 AM
As much as we buy cheese, Nutella, quinoa and other foods from Costco, the #1 food we buy by weight from Costco is our dog food. As it is with so many items at Costco, they offer exceptional value. The Kirkland Signature food we get is less tha
04/07/2011 09:11:00 AM
Once again, my friends at Addicted To Costco have published the upcoming coupon book.
Among the items I know we will be getting will be the Potstickers, the Tostitos Garlic Black Bean Tortilla Chips and the Welch's White Grape Cherry Juice.
04/05/2011 18:26:00 PM
My wife recently made a wonderful corn beef brisket in the crockpot. A delicious and versatile meat, it struck us that it would be great to make a sandwich out of it. My wife and I are are very fond of the Jarlsberg cheese we buy at Costco and
04/01/2011 21:23:00 PM
My wife and I love the Pasta Prima Ravioli and with our permission, they have posted some links to a couple of recipes on our blog.
I have added a link to their site to my list of links.
I am sure we will continue to use this fine product. It
03/27/2011 18:47:00 PM
I have had a lot of bagels in my life and thus, I was compelled to pick up some from Costco for a Toastmasters meeting where I was schedule to bring refreshments.
The bagels were a good success and my wife and I had some later. My lovely wife's
03/21/2011 17:37:00 PM
My friends at Addicted To Costco have sung the praise of these fine instant mashed potatoes. I have to say, they are a great product.
My lovely wife made a brisket in the slow cooker the other day and I suggested that we have some of these
03/18/2011 17:54:00 PM
I have done a post on Nature's Earthly Choice Heritage Grain Blend and so has my lovely wife. She made another batch of it and we have had it couple of different ways.
My wife seasons it with Garam Marsala and tops it with
03/15/2011 18:06:00 PM
I have been looking at that jar of Bella Sun Lucci Sundried Tomatoes in the fridge and I thought that they would go great with some rotisserie chicken. Making a pasta with the those two components in the sauce seemed like a great idea for a tas
03/12/2011 19:02:00 PM
When we were browsing at Costco recently we saw these burgers from Amylu. Given how satisfied we have been with their chicken sausage, we definitely felt we should try the burgers. Without a doubt, this was a great decision. To go with the
03/11/2011 17:59:00 PM
Here is another Costco specific blogs:Costco Insider.
He has a different style and selection of content than the other Costco blogs out there, so I hope you will give this site a try.
I have added this site to my list of links.
03/08/2011 18:14:00 PM
I saw this article on Yahoo Finance comparing the two stores.
I do understand the comments about the time value of money, but I feel I get a great return on that at Costco. And I don't believe I spend as much time there as the author
03/06/2011 17:26:00 PM
A new coupon book starts this week and here is a link to it courtesy of my friends at Addicted To Costco.
The pizza is definitely on our shopping list and we will probably try the strudel.
03/04/2011 18:27:00 PM
We bought those four packs of Pillsbury Crescent rolls on sale a while back. When we got to the final package, I suggested we get creative and make a breakfast casserole.
It was a pretty simple idea, with the filling being just some eggs, soy milk a
03/01/2011 18:06:00 PM
As many of the readers of this blog know, my wife and I are very fond of the Pasta Prima ravioli they sell at Costco. It is tasty, easy to cook, versatile and affordable. The other day my lovely wife cooked up a batch and dressed in a sauce of:
02/27/2011 18:05:00 PM
Whenever the Take And Bake pizza goes on sale, we buy them at least a couple of times during the sale. For the second pizza, we had his and hers sides. While my lovely wife and I do have compatible tastes in food for the most part, she does not like
02/26/2011 12:59:00 PM
My wife took advantage of the coupon to buy one box, get one free of the NongShim noodles at Costco. At a price of about 32 cents each, they are a tremendous bargain. I believe in having "emergency" lunches around the house that are easy, c
02/21/2011 18:20:00 PM
The other day my lovely wife made this yummy but extremely simple tuna pasta salad. She added a can of the delicious Albacore Tuna from Costco along with sun dried tomatoes and artichoke hearts, plus a bit of the oil from both of the vegg
02/12/2011 19:46:00 PM
At its normal price, the Take and Bake Pizza from Costco is a good value. But when they chop off three dollars like they do this month, it becomes an absolute bargain. At $6.99 I would be hard pressed to justify making my own pizza, given the m
02/05/2011 18:19:00 PM
Happy World Nutella Day!
02/05/2011 18:11:00 PM
I was stuck in a motel with poor Internet access when the blizzard hit Michigan and did not have a chance to post a link to the new coupon book. I do apologize for the delay.
Here are the coupons, with thanks to my wonderful friends at "Addict
02/03/2011 12:05:00 PM
We are big fans of the quinoa we get from Costco and we are also admirers of Aarti Sequeria, the most recent winner of "The Next Food Network Star". For one of the challenges, they had the contestants work with breakfast cereals and she was giv
01/31/2011 17:57:00 PM
I noticed that the previous post was Number 100.
I would like to thank everyone for their interest and support in making Costco Cuisine a success.
01/29/2011 18:28:00 PM
My wife made a pork loin in the crockpot and we will be getting a variety of meals out of it. For example, my lovely wife made this Cuban style sandwich with it using naan bread. She layered the pork, ham, provolone cheese (from Costco) a
01/25/2011 18:37:00 PM
There is a coupon this month for California Pizza Kitchen frozen pizzas, so we decided to buy a box.
We got the Sicilian, which is a thin crust meat pizza. They are about 13 ounces each, so we made a salad of romaine lettuce, peanuts and cranberries
01/22/2011 17:37:00 PM
After some thinking of how to put a different spin on our favorite frozen ravioli, I decided to give it a bit of a Mexican flavor.
My wife diced one small onion and chopped three medium cloves garlic. While she made a salad of romaine lettuce and va
01/18/2011 18:35:00 PM
My wife's uncle died and she headed out for the funeral with my sister in law and my niece. As part of the care package I packed for them, I made some trail mix using dried cranberries, roasted peanuts and plain M&M's. The formula was:
01/14/2011 18:09:00 PM
With the Baked Lays on sale again, I thought this was worth reposting. Enjoy!
Many of us spend money on snacks out of the vending machines at our place of work. Recently Costco had a 30 pack of Baked Lays for $2.50 off. The price in my local s
01/11/2011 19:18:00 PM
or in this case, a lost dinner.Chicken 'Pot Pie' with Garam MarsalaThe dinner wasnt a disaster, but storage ended up causing it to be wasted. I made a variation on chicken pot pie seasoned with garam masala inspired by Jeffery Saad. Start with a
01/08/2011 18:44:00 PM
We are very fond of the Kirkland Signature Artichoke Hearts we get at Costco. I was thinking they would be good with chicken and after surfing the web I came up with the idea of serving them in a piccata style sauce.
First, I cooked up o
01/06/2011 09:43:00 AM
I plan on doing some reviewing of products from the coupon book, so please check back.