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Perdue Chicken Plus Snackers: A Fun Snack In 3 Flavors

Package Of Perdue Chicken Plus Pizza Snackers
[1] Snackers in the yummy Pizza flavor (photos #1 and #3 © Perdue).

Perdue Chicken Plus Snackers
[2] The diameter is about the diameter of a quarter coin, and 1/2 inch or higher (photo © Deal Town).

Package Of Perdue Chicken Plus Snackers BBQ Flavor
[3] BBQ chicken in a convenient snack.


March is National Frozen Food Month, and before it comes to an end we’d like to introduce you to a new discovery: Perdue® Chicken Plus Snackers in three flavors.

It’s one of Perdue’s two new product lines, along with Perdue® Flavor-Infused Chicken in three flavors: Greek, Green Chili, and Sesame Ginger. Also frozen, these are a flavorful base for meals, to which you add vegetables and a starch (rice, noodles).

We’ll review those later, but today it’s about the Snackers.

> The history of chicken.

> The parts of the chicken that we eat: Can you name all 18 of them?

> Chicken terms that chicken lovers should know.

Like chicken nuggets, these Snackers are finger food. But they come in three great flavors:

  • BBQ
  • Firecracker (pretty hot!)
  • Pizza
    Made with a blend of white meat chicken breast, chickpeas, and cauliflower (you can’t detect the latter two ingredients, added for extra nutrition), each serving contains a quarter cup of veggies/legumes and 9 grams of protein.

    Juicy, tender, and flavorful, in need of no condiments (but of course, you can add them), these bite-sized, pop-able treats are ready in minutes for snacking plus:

  • Appetizer skewers, with cubes of cheese, cherry tomatoes, gherkins, etc.
  • Cocktail picks for Bloody Marys
  • “Croutons” on green salads
  • Taking on the go for a protein-rich bite
    Each Snacker is about the diameter of a quarter but 1/2 inch or higher.

    Ready to heat-and-eat from the freezer in as few as five minutes, they’ve become a family favorite in our house.

    They’re available at retailers nationwide including Acme, Demoulas, Dierbergs, Giant, Meijer, Redner’s, Safeway, Shoprite, and Weis, as well as online from Perdue.



    Chicken-Stuffed Matzo Balls Recipe For Passover Or Anytime

    This recipe from Colavita has a new take on matzo balls and chicken soup.

    The matzo (matzoh) balls are stuffed with chicken meatballs!

    Plus, this is a healthier chicken soup. Extra virgin olive oil replaces the chicken fat (schmaltz).

    This recipe is only for the stuffed matzo balls. Use your own favorite chicken soup recipe or our classic Jewish chicken soup. See more chicken soup recipes below.

    Also, you don’t need chicken soup to enjoy these stuffed matzoh balls. You can put them in other soups, stews, atop grains, on a plate as a side, or atop a salad—green salad, even chicken salad!

    > The history of chicken.

    > The history of meatballs.

    >The history of soup.

    Prep time is 30 minutes, and cook time is 30 minutes.
    Ingredients For 16 Servings

    For The Chicken Matzo Balls

  • 4 eggs
  • ¼ cup Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • ¼ cup chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 cup matzo meal
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger (optional)
    For The Chicken Meatballs

  • ½ pound ground chicken
  • 2 teaspoons Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 small shallot, minced
  • 1 garlic clove, grated on a microplane
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley or dill (or both)
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • Pinch freshly ground black pepper

    1. MAKE the matzo balls. Stir together the eggs, olive oil, broth, matzo meal, baking powder, salt, and ginger. Place it in the fridge to allow the matzo meal to hydrate.

    2. MAKE the chicken meatballs. Line the baking sheet with parchment paper. Mix together the chicken, olive oil, egg yolk, shallot, garlic, parsley or dill, and salt and pepper.

    3. USE wet hands to gently roll about 1 teaspoon of mix together to form a meatball. Place on the baking sheet and continue with the remaining meat mixture.

    4. SCOOP about 2 teaspoons of matzo ball mix and flatten it with moist hands. Roll the chicken ball inside the matzo mix and then roll them together to seal. Continue with the remaining mix.

    5. BRING a pot of water, with a tight-fitting lid, to a boil. Add the stuffed matzo balls and reduce the heat to a simmer. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes.

    6. TRANSFER the matzo balls to a pan to cool before serving them with your favorite soup or stew. The matzoh ball meatballs can be stored, covered, in the refrigerator for 2 days, or in the freezer for 1 month.

  • Chicken, Corn & Tortilla Soup
  • Chicken Noodle Soup
  • Chicken Soup With Root Vegetables
  • Classic Jewish Chicken Soup
  • Egg Drop Soup
  • Japanese Chicken Noodle Soup
  • Mexican Chicken Soup
  • Mexican Chicken & Rice Soup
  • Peppercorn Mélange Chicken & Udon Noodles In Lemongrass-Saké Broth
  • Tom Kha Gai, Thai Chicken Soup With Coconut Milk
  • Tortellini En Brodo
  • Truffled Matzo Ball Soup
    > Chicken Soup Glossary: Different Types Of Chicken Soup


    Bowls Of Chicken Soup With Chicken Matzoh Balls
    [1] Chicken-stuffed matzo balls. The recipe is below (photo © Colavita Olive Oil).

    Pot Of Fresh Dill
    [2] The mato balls need fresh dill or parsley (photo © Wuestenigel | CC-BY-2.0-license).

    Curly parsley on a plate.
    [3] Fresh parsley. If you have leftover parsley, chop it into a salad (photo © Cava).

    Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil
    [4] Extra virgin olive oil replaces high-cholesterol chicken fat (photo © The Fresh Market | Facebook).

    Carton Of HEB Chicken Broth
    [5] You can use chicken broth or vegetable broth (photo © HEB).





    Food Fun Recipe: Air Fryer Margherita Pizza Skewers

    Margherita Pizza Pierogi Skewers
    [1] Enjoy these skewers as an appetizer, snack, or side (photos #1 and #2 © Mrs. T’s Pierogies).

    [2] Delicious with a beer.

    Bocconcini, bite-size mozzarella balls.
    [3] Bocconcini, bite-size mozzarella balls, from That’s Amore Cheese. They’re also available smoked (photo © That’s Amore).

    Bunch Of Fresh Basil
    [4] Fresh basil enhances so many recipes (photos #4 and #5 © Good Eggs).

    Carton of Cherry Tomatoes
    [4] A cherry tomato completes the skewer.


    Mrs. T’s always has great things to do with pierogies. This recipe uses your air fryer.

    Mrs. T’s Pierogies calls this recipe “Margherita Pizza Skewers.” We call it food fun: a snack, a light lunch with a salad, or a side at dinner (just lay the skewer across the plate).

    It’s a take on Margherita pizza on a stick. The recipe:

  • Substitutes the pizza sauce and shredded mozzarella with cherry tomatoes and a bocconcini mozzarella ball.
  • Substitutes a mini pierogi for the pizza crust.
    Mrs. T’s mini pierogies sit well on a skewer, and you can find many recipes that use them on Mrs. T’s website.

    Pierogies are stuffed pasta pockets, just like Chinese soup wontons and Italian ravioli.

    Mrs. T’s Pierogies calls this recipe “Margherita Pizza Skewers.” We call it food fun: a snack, a light lunch with a salad, or a side at dinner (just lay the skewer across the plate).

    This recipe uses Mrs. T’s mini pierogies, a bite-size __ that sits well on a skewer.

    > The history of pierogies.

    The original recipe used Mrs. T’s Mini Classic Cheddar Pierogies but we chose Mini Classic Onion Pierogies, filled with creamy whipped potatoes and diced onions.

    Prep time is 10 minutes and cook time is 25 minutes.

    Fresh pesto is more flavorful than store-bought, but if you want to save time, you can purchase the pesto.
    Ingredients For The Pizza Skewers

  • 1 box (12.8 ounces) Mrs. T’s Mini Classic Cheddar Pierogies
  • 3 cups cherry tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus additional for brushing pierogies, divided
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1-2 cups mozzarella balls (bocconcini), 18 total
  • Fresh basil leaves
  • Bamboo skewers (10 inches)
    For The Pesto

  • 2 cups fresh basil
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 1/4 grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt, to taste
  • Gound black pepper, to taste

    1. PREHEAT an air fryer to 400°F.

    2. COOK the tomatoes. In a small bowl, combine cherry tomatoes, olive oil, salt, ground black pepper, and oregano; toss to coat.

    3. TRANSFER the tomatoes to the air fryer tray or basket. Cook in the air fryer for 10 minutes, or until the tomatoes are slightly charred. Remove from the air fryer and set aside.

    4. LAY the pierogies on the same tray or basket. Make sure not to overlap them. Lightly brush each side with olive oil. Cook for about 12 minutes, or until they’re golden brown and crispy. Flip halfway through cooking.

    5. MAKE the pesto. In a food processor, combine the basil, garlic, olive oil, pine nuts, Parmesan cheese, and salt and pepper to taste. Process until smooth.

    6. ASSEMBLE the skewers. Add one pierogi to a bamboo skewer followed by one tomato, one mozzarella ball, and one basil leaf. Repeat with the ingredients until each skewer is filled. Drizzle with pesto.





    From Omnom: Mr. Carrots Chocolate Rabbit For Easter

    This sophisticated Easter rabbit from Omnom, one of our favorite chocolatiers, is outstanding in two ways.

    First, its sculpted, almost Cubist look is unique and elegant (photo #1).

    Mr. Carrots looks like he could be the pet of Picasso’s Girl With A Mandolin (photo #3).

    Second, the superb milk chocolate (41% cacao) has a touch of licorice and salt*, for an exquisite, unexpected, nuanced flavor (photo #2).

    The chocolate is the company’s signature Lakkrís + Sea Salt bar.

    The color and the flavor come from powdered Persian licorice root that has been blended into the base milk chocolate.

    Yes, this is no typical artisan milk chocolate rabbit! He’s very special!

    Omnom, a remarkable chocolatier based in Reykjavík, Iceland, has done it again.

    But we’re not surprised. Everything Omnom makes is exquisite.

    (Don’t worry—the inventory is in the U.S. Mr. Carrots doesn’t have to travel from Iceland to get to you before Easter.)

    Omnom was a Nibble Top Pick Of The Week, and we’re hooked on this brand. Be sure to get yourself some chocolate bars, too.


    He’s 10.6 ounces (300 g) of magnificent luxury chocolate.

    Also check out all of the Omnom products.
    *Salty licorice has been a popular candy in Scandinavia since the 1930s [source]. Oh, and in case you don’t think that Iceland is in Scandinavia: Geographically, there are three Scandinavian countries—Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. However, culturally, there are six Scandinavian countries: Denmark, Norway, and Sweden, plus Iceland, Finland, and The Faroe Islands [source].
    > The history of chocolate.

    > Chocolate glossary: the different types of chocolate and chocolate terminology.

    > The history of licorice.

    > The history of Easter candy, including the chocolate rabbit.

    > The history of Easter eggs.




    Mr. Carrots Chocolate Rabbit From Omnom
    [1] Mr. Carrots, a limited-edition treat for Easter (photos #1 and #2 © Omnom).

    Omnom Milk Chocolate Bar
    [2] Omnom’s milk chocolate bar, unwrapped on a bed of cacao beans.

    Picasso Cubist Painting
    [3] “Girl With A Violin,” Pablo Picasso (framed print from Overstock)font>.




    Boxed Water: A Better Choice For World Water Day & Every Day

    Carton of Boxed Water
    [1] Boxed Water™ is an environmentally-friendly alternative to plastic water bottles (all photos © Boxed Water).

    Cartons Of Boxed Water Flavors
    [2] In addition to plain water, there are four fruit flavors.

    Boxed Water With Dinosaur Prints
    [3] Go dino with Jurassic World-themed cartons.

    Different Size Cartons Of Boxed Water
    [4] Boxed Water is available in several sizes.


    There’s reason to celebrate with Boxed Water™.

  • Global Recycling Day is March 18th.
  • World Water Day is March 22nd.
  • Earth Day is coming up on April 22nd.
  • World Environment Day is June 5th.
  • World Oceans Day is June 8th.
  • America Recycles Day is November 15th.
  • And the year starts with Green New Year’s Resolution Day on January 1st.
    Some people live greener by using refillable water bottles. Others don’t.

    Americans throw away 35 billion empty water bottles a year. Of those, only 12% are recycled.

    Eighty-eight percent of plastic water bottles end up in landfills—more than 2 million tons of discarded water bottles—where it takes up to 1,000 years for every single bottle to decompose!

    Along the way, the plastic leaches pollutants into the soil and water supply [source].

    And then there are the oceans: More than 8 million tons of plastic bottles in the sea each year [source].

    The Boxed Water™ brand has committed to maximizing sustainability and minimizing its environmental impact.

    Boxed Water cuts way back on plastic water bottle waste. The average American downs about 31.8 gallons of bottled water each year [source].

    Every carton supplies the purest quality water with a clean, crisp taste.

  • The water is 8x reverse-osmosis filtered (removes TDS*) and ix UV treated.
  • The carton can be refilled several times with your own filtered water or tap water or before recycling.
  • The carton is 92% plant-based, including a plant-based cap made from sustainably-grown tree pulp waste, and 100% recyclable.
  • As part of their ongoing commitment to support the planet and sustainability efforts, Boxed Water has planted more than 1.3 million trees in partnership with the National Forest Foundation (NFF).

    In addition to plain water, Boxed Water is available in flavors:

  • Blackberry Water
  • Cucumber Water
  • Grapefruit Water
  • Lemon Water
    There is also “Jurassic water”: five different cartons with dinosaurs from the Jurassic World franchise. In addition to being items of envy in the schoolyard, we also like these as party favors.

    Whichever variety appeals to you, Boxed Water is a way to help eliminate single-use plastic bottles and do your part to help the planet.

    Head to or Amazon.

    > Check out our Water Glossary: the different types of water.

    *TDS, total dissolved solids, is the amount of organic and inorganic materials dissolved in the water. These include metals, minerals, salts, and ions. As an aside, for people who purchase spring water and mineral water, the amounts and types of minerals and salts create the flavor nuances of the water. Here’s more about TDS in your water.




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