An Introduction to Shopping With Dave!

Hey Folks!

Let me start by saying a big, “Thank You!” to John for letting me take up some real estate on this great blog!

My name is David Somerville and I would like to introduce you to my Costco fan site called “Shopping With Dave”!

I fell in love with Costco when they opened up a warehouse in Baton Rouge, Louisiana back in 2014. I was cooking for a pack of teenagers at the time and those Kirkland frozen pizzas were a life saver!

I started the Shopping With Dave website when I realized that people had a LOT of questions about the products at Costco and answers were hard to find. People wanted to know things like:

  • How long does it take to heat up the water in the inflatable hot tub?
  • How many calories are in the ready to bake Chicken Alfredo meal?
  • How do you freeze the stuffed peppers?

I have had a blast researching the products Costco sells and figuring out fun recipes for things like their canned roast beef. I try to write useful posts that document my recipes and reviews and share them with the Costco community.

Our teenagers have turned into adults and recently flown the coop. We miss having them in our house and at our table. It also means that we now approach shopping at Costco quite differently as shopping for two is quite the change!

If you are interested in reading some reviews, want some recipe inspiration or have guidance to share on how to shop at Costco for two then please swing by Shopping With Dave and say hello!

Heck, if you are ever in Baton Rouge then let me know and I can buy you a hot dog!

CELEBRITY CHEF Martin Yan – New COSTCO Item – General Tso’s Chicken

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“If Yan can cook, so can you!” was Chef Martin Yan’s famous tagline from his PBS show for over 30 years.

Now Chef Martin Yan has released a new in-store line called “M.Y. Asia Kitchen”. It’s sold in the refrigerated section and available now in all Costco locations in the Bay Area and the Northeastern states.

Chef Martin Yan is even going to make in-store appearances this week in several Bay Area Costco store locations…

  • 01-20-2022 – 11:00am – 5:00pm
    450 10th street San Francisco, CA. 94103
  • 01-21-2022 – 1:00pm – 7:00pm
    451 S. Airport Blvd. S. San Francisco, CA. 94080
  • 01-22-2022 – 11:00am – 5:00pm
    1600 El Camino Real South San Francisco, CA. 94080
  • 01-27-2022 – 11:00am – 5:00pm
    2800 Independence Drive Livermore, CA. 94550
  • 01-28-2022 – 1:00pm – 7:00pm
    300 Vintage Way Novato, CA. 94945

His first recipe is General Tso’s Chicken. While General Tso’s Chicken is traditionally deep-fried, Chef Martin Yan has created this sauce recipe to pair with tender pieces of marinated chicken breast to appeal to the more health-conscious and curious consumer. The result is a magically sweet, tangy, and mildly spicy dish that is made with traditional ingredients such as hoisin sauce, pineapple, ginger, chili garlic sauce, and seasoned rice vinegar.

The dish also boasts the following:
28 grams of protein per serving
Chicken raised without antibiotics
No artificial flavors
No artificial colors
Fully cooked chicken
Refrigerated shelf-life of up to 75 days Ready-to-eat in just 5 minutes

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Chef Martin Yan’s Website

Costco in News – June, 2021

A lot of news on Costco lately.

Click below to visit their websites.

Costco raises minimum wage to $16

Costco raises its minimum wage above rivals like Amazon, Target and Best Buy

Costco has around 180,000 US employees, and 90% of them work hourly. It will hike its minimum wage to $16 beginning next week…


‘I will continue happily shopping there forever’: Costco customers react to retailer’s new $16 minimum wage

Some 180,000 U.S.-based Costco employees will begin earning a minimum of $16 an hour starting next week, the membership warehouse retailer’s CEO announced Thursday


Costco drops Chaokoh coconut milk over allegations of forced monkey labor

The alleged use of forced monkey labor has led Costco to stop selling Thai-made coconut products.

Read more at New York Post (the page contains disturbing video).

Costco In News – October 2020