Right now I'm traveling again, blizzard and all, and really enjoy finding new things.
If you're traveling in the South and see billboards with "come-on" prices for pecans, generally $3.99 per pound, it might end up being a good thing in the end.
When you go to those places, you'll find that you're not going to get pecan halves for $3.99, but, in most cases, a pecan meal, and the offer is generally limited to one package per person.
It's still a bargain because the pecan meal can be used for all types of things, including using it as breading for chicken or in biscuits or muffins and adding it to cheese balls or candy fillings. Be creative!
Check your fast food receipts from chains such as Wendy's, McDonald's, Subway and Burger King because they will often yield offers for coupons or free food.
Most involve some type of short survey, either by phone or online. Then you'll be given a code to write on your receipt in order to redeem the offer.
Most of these offers can be redeemed at any restaurant in the chain, but Subway's receipts say you have to take it to the store where you made your purchase.
I bought a Pomelo (also spelled "pummelo") recently because it fascinated me. It's supposed to be the sweetest of Asian grapefruits and is the size of a dessert plate.
While the flavor was sweet, some sections were hard and therefore useless.
It's supposed to be very good in salads, but it took me about an hour to peel and remove the membranes, so I'm not sure it's worth the time it takes to prepare it.
If you haven't been able to find the Biscoff spread I wrote about recently, you can find it at World Market stores, where it's available in both creamy and crunchy. The closet World Market to Carroll County is in Rockville.