Beef. Rice. Cheese. Sour cream. This is just about all that is contained within Taco Bell's new Beefy Melt Burrito, sold for only 99 cents. While the low price is one of its more obvious selling points, most of you are probably wondering whether it tastes good or not. So I ordered two today and although they tasted good, there was nothing particularly memorable or surprising about them. And although they included the word "melt" in the title, there wasn't much of the three cheese blend. Had there been more cheese in it, I probably would've liked it a lot more. This is just one of those instances where you pretty much get what you pay for. I am all for cheap food, but I had hoped for something a little more exciting... like say, the Beefy Crunch Burrito that was recently taken off of the menu at Taco Bell. If you are looking for a cheap, quick and filling snack without much regard for flavor, this would be right up your alley. But for those of you who are looking for something a little more bold, you should probably look elsewhere.
Even though good chocolate chip cookies are very easy to make, sometimes it makes sense to take the easier route and use a cookie mix. Itís quicker and thereís not as many things that need to be cleaned when youíre done. The problem is that the pre-made cookie mixes that Iíve used have not resulted in very good cookies. Theyíre okay, but nothing to be proud of. Krusteaz Chocolate Chunk Cookie Mix, however, makes cookies that are - dare I say it - as good, if not better than most made-from-scratch cookies that Iíve eaten. Really, they are so good that I doubt I will ever make homemade chocolate chip cookies again. When baked for just the right amount of time (the key to any great cookie...), the cookies have a firm exterior and chewy interior, just as they should. They have a good amount of chocolate in them, too. Sit down with a pile of these cookies and a tall glass of cold milk and youíll be in heaven.