Tuesday, September 29, 2009

What I learned this Week...

I'm linking up with my friend Jo-Lynne over at Musings Of A Housewife to find out what everyone has learned in the past week.
This week I learned...
*That name brand isn't always better. I've been making my Chocolate Cream Cheese icing for YEARS, using the "store brand" 1/3 less fat cream cheese. This past weekend for a special cake, I decided to use the "popular" brand of the same style cheese. It left little white bits in the icing, and I wasn't real happy with the smoothness and texture. It tasted just as good, and I'm probably the only one who knows about the "white bits", lol...so that's a good thing!
I'm sure I learned plenty more this past week, but for the sake of time, I'm gonna leave it there! :)
Have a beautiful day my friends!


  1. I'm a store brand girl as well!


  2. i almost always use store brands. except tissues. my family revolts if i buy anything but puffs :-)

  3. Hi from deep south Texas!
    This is 1st visit to your blog and totally love it. I try store brands but like girlymama, I draw the line on tissue...toilet tissue LOL.

    Yoli Kalkofen

  4. Hi Kathy! I've found that "generic" brands are just as good, and sometimes better!!

  5. You know I wasn't going to say anything but since you brought it up........

  6. This is so true!!

    There are quite a few things that I prefer in the store brand!

    I make sure when I write the recipe for someone else, to say that! lol

  7. Great lesson - it just goes to show that store brands can be better. Same here in the UK.

  8. Oh my! Amen girl....some of the BEST brownies you ever get are the "less expensive" brand!

    That soup looks divine and we have had a cold spat too! I love it :)

    i have something fun for you on my blog

    love ya

  9. I'm a store brand kinda gal, as well. More often than not, they're made by the same companies, anyhow.

    That icing sounds yummo! Is the recipe on your cooking blog?

    Love ya loads, baker buddy!
    Have a JESUS-filled day! ^i^

  10. I agree! There are certain items of which we prefer the store brands over the name brand.

  11. I usually buy the name brand, but there are times when I love the store brand better!

    Love to you!

  12. Isn't that funny.
    Sometimes cheap is better.. I find that a lot.
    I actually like Walmart Cheerio's better then General Mills. LOL

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  14. Starting my blog all over..typos all over. I think I was typing with my toes...(LOL)

    Hi Kiki, thanks for stopping by my blog. I too can relate to the Samarian Woman at the well, especially being a divorced single mom. You said it perfectly about live being verses. The Samarian woman was transformed. She went from arrogance in not wanting to serve water to Jesus, to shame in not mentioning her ex-husbands, to submission to God's word, to believer, then messenger, finally self-respect, and then servant of God.

    Have a good Kiki.
    Yoli :)

  15. Kathy...You are one of my Blessed...blogs of the month!

  16. Just stopped in to say Hi! Enjoyed reading what you learned this week. Certain store brand items can be even better than name brand for sure.


  17. Interesting! I buy a lot of store brands, but cream cheese is one that I haven't tried. Maybe cause I'm from Philly? LOL

  18. That is interesting to know! Seems like I didn't like the store brand as well last time I tried, but will have to try again!

  19. LOL! I know what you mean!!
    Store Brands are good!!