Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Spring Fun with Goliath Games #reviews

Add a dash of fast-paced fun to your life! Each game takes 2 minutes to learn and only 10 minutes to play for quick family fun. Buy them individually or as a set with a unique spice rack!
 Spicy Games Sugar Cubes is simple to learn and does not have a lot of components, but the mind usage is there.  You have to think up a sentence within 20 seconds based on the letters that you roll on the dice.  Now you could also skip the rules and play without a timer to really help out younger kids and also give yourself a mind exercise. 
Coffee Break  is fun if you are also playing with someone at your own pace.  What I mean is if you take more time to figure out matches and then you have to remember the names to call them, there might be a disadvantage in the playing.   I was able to modify the rules to make it fair for everyone to have time to play and figure out what was being rolled.  
 Salt and Pepper  is a simple game of luck.  It requires no hard skill of course you have to be able to add, just shake and guess salt or pepper.  So this game is going to be fair and fun for all players.  It is also fast unless your playing with a child that can not decide which to pick at every toss.  I did figure out that by stating which one they wanted first for all tosses, we were able to move the game along. 

The big boss is looking for the best builders in town! Step in line and see who can be the first to bring the blueprint cards to life. Build your structure quickly yet carefully on your platform. Then SMASH your boomer to send your opponent’s structure tumbling. There’s only room for one builder in this town… do you have what it takes? Or will you get boomed on your way to the top? For 2 players. Ages 4 and up.

Helps build STEM skills such as analytical thinking and shape recognition.
Unique game play that doesn’t need batteries!
High-quality components with bright, vibrant colors.

Cassandra's Review- The game offers a challenge if you can not balance things easily and especially if your opponent blasts the platform on your side before they are even finished, but that's just what kids do.   If played correctly or even without a certain amount of time to finish or modifying the rules to suit your family's special needs, this game is really fun.  

 Pop the Pig ® is an international preschool classic that is adored by millions of children – it was the top-selling preschool game in 2016 and 2017 according to retailer sales data collected by NPD! Kids spin the spinner, pop a hamburger into the pig’s mouth and push down on his head. The more they pump, the more his belly grows until . . . pop!

Kids love the suspense as they watch his belly grow; the player who makes his belly burst loses the game. Children can quickly reset this pig game with one pump of the pig’s head and experience consistent belly busting game-play each and every time. Pop the Pig provides hours of fun and is completely kid powered (no batteries needed). For added convenience, all pieces can be stored inside the pig. Kids won’t see a pop up pirate, but they will get to pop a pig. For ages 4 and up, 2-6 players. From the makers of Gooey Louie and Jumping Jack.

Cassandra's review-  So colorful and fun for a quick paced game.  I think anyone would enjoy touching the pig and watching its belly grow.  The game was super easy to learn and the kids had a blast. 

I received complimentary product. 

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Recipes from Taste Buds Kitchens using Spice Islands Spice

Spice Islands teams up with Taste Buds Kitchen as their Official Spice Partner in a year-long program that includes thousands of cooking classes, workshops and special events nationwide from May 2018 through May 2019. 

Try these delicious recipes from Taste Buds Kitchens using Spice Islands Spices.
Spice Islands® Butternut Squash Empanadas
A Taste Buds Kitchen recipe

Makes 12, approximate 4” empanadas


2 cups all-purpose flour

¼ cup cornmeal

1 tbsp. Spice Islands® Dried Oregano

2 tsp. sugar

2 tsp. Spice Islands® Paprika

2 tsp. Spice Islands® Salt

6 tbsp. unsalted butter, cold

2 eggs

½ cup water (more or less as needed)


7 oz. butternut squash, roasted and mashed

2 tbsp. frozen corn

¼ red bell pepper, diced

¼ onion, diced

2 garlic cloves, minced

2 oz. cheddar cheese, grated

¼ cup vegetable stock

2 tbsp. olive oil

¼ tsp. Spice Islands® Garlic Powder

1 tsp. Spice Islands® Cumin

Pinch Spice Islands® Salt and Pepper

Egg Wash

1 Egg

2 tbsp. water


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients for the dough; flour, cornmeal, Spice Islands Oregano, sugar, Spice Islands Paprika and Spice Islands Salt. Cut butter in and mix until if forms pea size pieces. Then add eggs, mixing one at a time. If mixture is dry, add water, 1 tablespoon at a time, and mix until it just comes together as a dough that forms a ball and is not sticky to the touch. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and chill in refrigerator for a minimum of 30 minutes.

While the dough chills, make the filling. Saut—ź onion and red pepper until soft, then add minced garlic until fragrant. Add to a medium mixing bowl with mashed butternut squash, corn, grated cheddar cheese, vegetable stock, olive oil, Spice Islands garlic powder, Spice Islands Cumin and Spice Islands Garlic Powder, Spice Islands Salt and Pepper. Mix thoroughly until combined.

Once dough is chilled, cut into individual portions, about 1.7 oz. each. Roll out the dough portions between 2 pieces of parchment paper about ¼” thick, into 4: circles. Then place a heaping spoonful of butternut squash filling into the middle of each round (be very generous with the filling). Fold dough circle in half, over the filling and seal with fork.

Place on prepared baking sheet and brush each empanada with egg wash (egg and water whisked together). Bake for 15 – 20 minutes until golden brown. Let cool slightly before serving.

Spice Islands® Red Wine Poached Pears

A Taste Buds Kitchen Recipe

Serves 4 adults, approximately ½ pear per person


1 ½ cups red wine

1 ½ cups water

¼ cup sugar

½ orange, sliced

4 cloves

1 Spice Islands® Cinnamon Stick

1 Spice Islands® Star Anise

2 Bosc pears

Whipped cream

½ cup heavy cream

1 tbps confectioners sugar

1 tsp Spice Islands® Vanilla Extract

Pinch freshly grated Spice Islands Cinnamon


In a shallow pot, large enough to hold several pears laying flat on the bottom, bring red wine, water, sugar, orange slices and Spice Islands spices to a boil and reduce to a simmer.

While liquid boils, peel pears, but in half and core. Leave stem attached if possible. Place pears into simmering poaching liquid and poach for 30 – 60 minutes (depending on size and ripeness of pear) until tender when pierced with a fork.

While pears poach, make fresh whipped cream. Put heavy cream, confectioners sugar and vanilla extract in a large bowl and whisk briskly until fluffy (do not over whip). Keep whipped cream chilled until pears are ready.

Once pears are poached, move to a cutting board and cut 5 – 6 slices out of each half, keeping the top intact. Fan pear slices out onto a plate. Top with whipped cream and freshly grated Spice Islands Cinnamon.

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