Thursday, August 20, 2009

Ile De France Camembert

"Rich and creamy"
"Imported soft ripened cheese"

Today's recipes were inspired by the awesome Eclipse Chocolat and a delicious sample of Ile De France Camembert.

This was my spin on a grilled cheese sandwich. I used pulled pork (without bbq sauce), Ile De France Camembert and English muffins. The bread grilled just as nice as sliced bread. I enjoyed the creamy flavor of the cheese mixed with the smokiness of the pork.

For dessert, I made a fondue to go with the Camembert. I put eight pieces of dark chocolate Hershey's Bliss candy and a dollop of butter in a double boiler over medium heat. Once the butter and chocolate melted, 1/3 cup crushed blackberries were stirred in. I poured the chocolate in a glass and added a ring of gingersnaps. The final step was dipping pieces of Camembert in the chocolate. I loved the contrasting flavors of the Camembert and gingersnaps. They both played off the blackberry chocolate well. I'll definitely serve this for my next dinner party.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

A Hardee's Restaurant in Florida

Spotted on a Hardee's sign today: New Fried Bologna Biscuit. In the words of Dave Barry, I am not making this up.

*ETA: Head over to Webfloss to view the bologna biscuit on a coupon. You can imagine my reaction to reading this line:

"In a world of fruit cups, cantaloupes and granola parfaits, it's hard to find a reason to get up and greet the day. Well look no further. Hardee's introduces the Oscar Mayer Fried Bologna Biscuit with Egg and Cheese. And as if that wasn't enough, we're also knocking a buck off the price of the combo. So put the lid back on that yogurt, friend. Hardee's has breakfast worth waking up for."

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Piccadilly Happy Memories Contest

It's August. You guys know what that means: squeezing in a few more beach days, cookouts and family trips before the back to school routine starts again. Some of the best memories can come from those gone-too-fast days, though. I fondly remember trips to Piccadilly with my grandmother during summer. You guys know I am a dessert girl, so no surprise which dishes at Piccadilly were my favorite!

That is why I'm happy to announce the Piccadilly Happy Memories contest : ) Share a photo or an essay plus a photo about your best memories of dining at Piccadilly.The five best essays / essays plus a photo will win a $10 Piccadilly gift card. A meal at Piccadilly would be perfect for making unforgettable memories with friends and family!

Contest rules:
-Essays for the Piccadilly Happy Memories contest will be accepted from Tuesday, August 18, 2009 at 3:00 PM EST to Tuesday, September 1, 2009 at 3:00 PM EST.
- Judging will take place from Tuesday, September 1, 2009 at 3:01 PM EST to Wednesday, September 2, 2009 at 3:01 PM EST.
- Winners will be announced after 3:01 PM EST on Wednesday, September 2, 2009.
- Five winners will each receive one $10 Piccadilly gift card.
- One entry per person, per household, per email address
- One prize per person, per household, per email address
- The prize must be accepted as awarded. No substitutions will be made.
- The winners will be the five best essays / or essays plus a photo, as determined by Allison Meets World.
- Partial / incomplete entries will be disqualified.
- Winners will be sent their Piccadilly gift cards via US mail. So I must be able to contact you about your mailing address. Make sure to leave your blog address on your contest entry.
- "I have a photo for my entry, but I don't feel comfortable sharing my image online. Can I email my entry to you instead ?"
Yes, that is fine. Send it to AllisonMeetsWorld(at), subject line "Piccadilly Happy Memories Contest."
- "Is a photo required ?"
A photo is optional. You may enter either an essay by itself or an essay plus a photo.
- If Allison Meets World determines there is any suspected or actual tampering with the essay contest, AMW reserves the right to void the tampered entries.

*Update: Don't forget to leave your first name on your entry, if you don't have a blog. Under the comment box, click on "Choose an identity", then choose "Name / URL (Optional)."
**Update #2: AMW is extending the entry deadline to September 2 at 8 PM EST.
**Update #3: Congratulations to our winners: Joan Bell, Carter Nasmith, Ted Sherwin, Lena Miller & Maureen Clare. All the winners need to contact me by Saturday September 5 at noon with their email addresses, so I'll know where to mail each gift card. Otherwise, your prizes will be awarded to the runners up.
**Update #4: Gift cards have been mailed out : )