Flavor of the Week: Dizzy Pig Rub

Friday, Friday, gettin down on Friday! Sorry I am slightly excited. How has your week been? I am very excited for this long weekend, and getting my bbq on!

Ok, time for this week’s favorite flavor of the week!


I was recently sent some spice rubs to try from the Dizzy Pig. They are actually a Top 8 allergen free company and we will be using their rubs in our upcoming Tasterie boxes! 🙂

I was sooo siked to receive this little bundle of joy last week and I wasted no time digging in and testing them out.
In all I received 10 rub samples to try, and so far I have tried two of them.
1. Haddock was on sale for $4.99 a pound so we bought a few to freeze. For this dinner I cooked up 2 pounds so we could bring leftovers for lunch the next day. I prepared it two ways. One I covered in garlic salt, basil and fresh lemon, and the other I smothered in the Dizzy Pig’s ” Raging river rub.”



I only ended up using half the bag of seasoning, and saved the other for later.

2. We used our go-to crock pot chicken drumstick recipe last week and instead of creating my own rub, I used the Dizzy Pig’s “Tsunami Spin”. I covered about 8 drumsticks with a bag of seasoning.



8 hrs later…..


Both were fantastic and I look forward to trying the steak rub in the near future! I am so siked to have these summer flavors back in my life. 🙂

Have a fabulous Friday!


Stuffed Mushrooms

Well good morning sunshine! Man did I sleep well. Not too hot, not too cold, and I just love that soothing sound of the fan.

This week is flying by for me. There are only 25 more days of school left, and I only pray we make it that long.

First off, last night’s dinner was delicious! It wasn’t a culinary masterpiece or anything, but it was pretty damn good! Oh, and wicked easy. -Yes, I am one of those Bostonians who actually says “wicked” in my everyday dialog.


A few weeks back we picked up a giant bag of cheese raviolis to make on a lazy night. Last night wasn’t really a lazy night, I just couldn’t stop thinking about those little pockets of heaven sitting in the freezer.

To add a little pizzazz to the meal, I stopped at Trader Joe’s to pick up some ingredients.


I had never tried this sauce before so I figured, why not!  The sauce had lots of chunks in it which added some density to the dish, and was very rich and creamy. To be honest, I didn’t like it more or less than a traditional marinara sauce, but then again, my Irish taste buds aren’t too picky. 😉


Raviolis have always been my favorite pasta. Really anything stuffed with cheese is delicious, right?

On the side I steamed up some shredded brussels sprouts, my new favorite vegetable, with some lemon pepper. If you haven’t tried these yet, GO GET THEM!

IMAG5659Ugh, sooo good. And I think it took all of 20 minutes to make. WIN WIN.


Ok, before I leave you this morning, here is the last of our two recipes from this past weekends’ festivities.

Stuffed Mushrooms!

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We really wanted to tackle something new this weekend and while I chose taquitos, he chose stuffed mushrooms.

We started by scooping out the insides of about 30 mushrooms. Using the 1/2 teaspoon scooper made this soooo easy!


The mixture:


Stuffing them was pretty simple as well with the teaspoon scooper.

They came out looking pretty well huh?

IMAG5628The problem with these little suckers? They are soo poppable! I ate way too many of them. Every time I walked by the tray I popped one in my mouth.

Another winner in the books! Sure it’s a few more steps than I would like, but so worth it in the end. I think next time we will try a few different types of stuffing.

Alrighty, off to start the day. Catch ya later!

Question of the Day:

You go to a party and there is a bowl of chips and a plate of cookies. What do you grab first? – For me, I would eat the whole bag of chips before touching the cookies. My sweet tooth died in the 90’s. I blame a Halloween where I consumed an obscene amount of candy corn. Oops!