July Foodie Pen Pal Reveal & How to Join!

Today I get to reveal my July Foodie Penpal…finally!  This was my second time participating in Foodie Penpals.  I was matched up with Kristy from Germantown, OH

Kristy sent me a GREAT package filled with a variety of her favorite things.  I’m posting her descriptions of them, as she did a great job sharing ALL of the info about each food item.

1.  The Uncle Phil’s Mustard is the mustard that they use at the Cincinnati Reds Games.  It was a big deal a few years ago because they didn’t use the dijon mustard at the ballpark that everyone always thought about when they thought about baseball, so they brought back the dijon mustard that people liked.

2.  The Bacon Salt is a product I found courtesy of Hungry Girl.  I’m always dieting, and trying to make things taste better.  I have a recipe for a low fat potato soup, and of course it’s just a few ingredients, and no bacon.  This is a no fat, no calories, low sodium product, that I sprinkle on top of my soup to add a little bacon flavor.  I’ve also tried it on asparagus and it’s yummy.

3.  The BBQ sauce is from Montgomery Inn, which is a local Cincinnati restaurant.  They are known for the BBQ chicken and ribs, and it is yummy!!!  One of their restaurants is on the Ohio River, and it’s called The Boathouse.  It’s a great setting, especially in the summer!!

4.  Skyline Chili….. Ahhh Yummy!!!   You may have heard of Cincinnati Style Chili.  Well, this is my favorite brand.  In Cincinnati, you are supposed to eat your chili this way.  First you have a pile of spaghetti on your plate, then you top it with the Skyline Chili, then you add a mound of cheese.  That is called a three way.  If you add a layer of onions, it’s  a four way, and then if you add beans, it’s a five way.  I prefer the three ways.  The cheese starts to melts and gets all gooey…. YUMMY!  They also serve it with oyster crackers.  There are other places in Cincinnati such as GoldStar, but Skyline is my favorite.

5.  The LaRosa’s Sauce is my favorite pizza place in the area.  They have more of a sweet style sauce.  I love their pizza.  If you are every in Cincinnati, you have to try it.

Kristy also recommended that if I am ever out in Cincinnati, that I go to The Boathouse, and to LaRosa’s for pizza.

My husband has helped me try some of these new foods.  He was VERY interested in the Bacon Salt!  🙂  I have not tried everything yet, but look forward to trying Chili the “Cincinnati way.”

 Thank you Kristy for sharing ALL of these tasty food items!

The Lean Green Bean

How does Foodie Penpals work?

-On the 5th of every month, you will receive your penpal pairing via email. It will be your responsibility to contact your penpal and get their mailing address and any other information you might need like allergies or dietary restrictions.
-You will have until the 15th of the month to put your box of goodies in the mail. On the last day of the month, you will post about the goodies you received from your penpal! 
-The boxes are to be filled with fun foodie things, local food items or even homemade treats! The spending limit is $15. The box must also include something written. This can be anything from a note explaining what’s in the box, to a fun recipe…use your imagination!
-You are responsible for figuring out the best way to ship your items depending on their size and how fragile they are. (Don’t forget about flat rate boxes!)
-Foodie Penpals is open to blog readers as well as bloggers. If you’re a reader and you get paired with a blogger, you are to write a short guest post for your penpal to post on their blog about what you received. If two readers are paired together, neither needs to worry about writing a post for that month. 
-Foodie Penplas is open to US & Canadian residents.  Please note, Canadian Residents will be paired with other Canadians only. We’ve determined things might get too slow and backed up if we’re trying to send foods through customs across the border from US to Canada and vice versa. 

If you’re interested in participating for July, please CLICK HERE to fill out the participation form and read the terms and conditions.



2 thoughts on “July Foodie Pen Pal Reveal & How to Join!

  1. Cincy is my hometown! She sent you all the great stuff! One thing that would of been difficult to send is the famous Cincinnati ice cream, Graters! Add that to your “if I ever visit Cincinnati” list 🙂

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