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August’s Kitchen & Cooking Product Roundup 2016

I get products sent to me daily to try out. I unfortunately don’t have time to do a post for each item that I get to review. So I want to make sure these items get seen and learned about. The only other solution I could see to do is to do a Kitchen & Cooking Product Roundup on the products I like and want my readers to know about. I hope you enjoy these as much as I and my other reviewers did.

Modern Innovations: Watermelon Slicer & Watermelon KnifeThe Modern Innovations Stainless Steel Watermelon Slicers is made of quality, dishwasher safe, food grade, 18/8 stainless steel that is durable and BPA Free. It is specially design to slice easily into melon and remove the rind in one fluid motion. The ergonomic curve of the handle makes the slicer easy to grip and comfortably hold while cutting the melon. The slicer includes no sharp edges, making them kid safe, allowing the whole family to join in on food prep fun!

The watermelon cutter combines both the functionality of a knife without any sharp edges and tongs for safe preparation and serving.The slicer is not just for watermelon, but for cantaloupe, honeydew and all types of large melons. Use one tool to make a delicious fruit salad!

Dowan Cereal Bowls Super Soup 19-ounce ,Porcelain, Set of 6 •  Set includes : 19-Ounce Cereal Bowls (6 pack), Winter Frost White
•  Square Cereal Bowls designed and produced by Dowan. Zero worry about breakage in delivery, 30-days limited break-and-chip warranty is provided.
•  Dishwasher safe for long lasting patterns; Microwave and oven use for versatility and cooking.
•  Scratch and stain resistant.LEAD FREE.
•  Perfect for the kitchen, daily dining, parties and picnics.

Water Melon Slicer Bundle with Melon Baller & Fruit Forks★ THREE IN ONE IN AFFORDABLE PRICE TAG- We have introduced this pack with 3 in 1 solution for watermelon, melon and fruits lovers. It includes the slicer server, baller and 3 forks and it comes altogether in a premium packaging. Buying in a pack will save money and hassle.

★ SOFT HANDLE AND INGENIOUS DESIGN – Sky Products watermelon slicer is designed very efficiently. Unlike other ones, its handle is very soft and there is no fear of getting hurt badly by stainless steel handle. The slicer server knife is around 9.4 inches and perfect for the job done. The melon baller is a smart one and 3 fruit spoons enormous value when needed most.

★ EASY SLICE, SERVE, SCOOP & EAT – The watermelon slicer knife is easy to use. Just insert the slicer to the edge of a sliced watermelon and drag it to the opposite end. Flip the slicer, grab watermelon pie and serve it in a plate. Use the baller to scoop melon or watermelon into balls. Easy to slice and slice it right. Now use fruit forks to eat. It may seemed a bit tricky at first but try with the instruction, you might be addicted to slicing. It is super easy to clean and store.

★ MULTI FUNCTION & WORKS FOR MANY FRUITS – Any of these 3 bundle tools can be used fully or partially for many other fruits beside melon and watermelons like dragon fruits, mango, papaya etc. More importantly Some customers are using this as a cake cutter and slicer. Take your guess, what you can use this for.

Snamonkia 18/10 Stainless Steel Spoon Pure elegance Snamonkia spoon set of 12, and 2 forks for free.
Made from high quality 18/10 food grade Stainless Steel(comprised of Chromium and Nickel)with high-polish finish and dishwasher safe, they stand up to the rigorous use every day.
You could enjoy a relaxing time with a cup of tea or coffee by use the spoon, and you can also try the fork for some kind of dessert, fruits or cakes and so on.
Total Length of the spoon is 5.58 inches(Length of iPhone6s is 5.43 inches), thickness is 1.9mm, and the length of the fork is 5.54 inches, thickness is 2mm.
A great addition to any stainless-steel flatware set, and the spoon cleans up in the dishwasher and never needs polishing.

Ozeri Touch II 18 lbs Digital Kitchen Scale, with Microban Antimicrobial Product Protection ► The Ozeri Touch II Professional Digital Kitchen Scale with Microban Antimicrobial Product Protection is the industry’s first kitchen scale to include antimicrobial protection that disrupts the growth of bacteria that can cause stains, odors and product deterioration. Infused at the point of manufacturing, Microban antimicrobial protection works for the lifetime of the scale and helps maintain surface cleanliness. On an unprotected kitchen scale surface, bacteria can double in number every 20 minutes. With the Ozeri Touch II Kitchen Scale, the Microban antimicrobial protection is built-in to the scale and will never wash off or wear away! The Ozeri Touch II Kitchen Scale combines new advanced touch sensitive buttons, high-precision GFX sensors, and a celebrated design with an elegant reflective white surface. It has a capacity range from a mere 0.1 ounces to 18 lbs, or 1 gram to 8000 grams. The Touch II provides measurements in graduations of 1 g or 0.05 oz and it boasts a high-contrast blue back-lit LCD screen that is easy to read. Its 4 high precision GFX latest generation sensors deliver superior accuracy and the fastest response times for the quick paced chef. The Ozeri Touch II Digital Kitchen Scale combines all this technology into a contemporary thin design that stands out as a show piece for the modern kitchen. Designed for the culinary perfectionist who desires the best in form and function, the Ozeri Touch II Digital Kitchen also features an automatic Tare button that quickly calculates the net weight of your ingredients by subtracting the container weight, whether the container is a bowl, tray, plate or anything else. The scale also displays results in both the US and metric systems (g, fl.oz, lb:oz, ml). The Ozeri Touch II Digital Kitchen Scale comes equipped with 2 Lithium batteries. It provides both Low Battery and Overload indicators, and automatically turns off after 2 minutes of inactivity to preserve battery life.

Apple Slicer corer, Amsam Simple to Use: Very simple and easy to produce 8 Slices in a second! Start your Convenient Lifestyle From Now On! This slicer is available for Apples, Peals, Potatoes and more.
Safe & Easy-clean: Free worry about cutting fingers; Just put it in the dishwasher after use.
Designed for Large Size Fruits: This Corer could handle with large size Apples, Peals or Potatoes.
Durable & Attractive Apple Exterior: Made with a Stylish Exterior but Safe Design with two Easy Grip Handles and 8 durable stainless steel blades, It is designed for long time using.

WaxonWare All In One (Fry,Saute,Bake,Boil) PanIntroducing STONETEC- The latest and safest in granite/ceramic coating technology made of natural earthly stone minerals ,the STONETEC saute pan by WaxonWare is becoming the number one leading ceramic coated saute pan in the world.

During it’s design and manufacturing process we made sure to create a green No-PFOA, No-Lead, and No-Cadmium pan that will change your mindset on how cookware is made and used in the entire world.

Made of high grade pressed aluminum 3003 alloy and encapsulated with a strong and powerful magnetized induction bottom then coated with our leading and patented STONETEC coating technology, WaxonWare’s saute pans are a state-of-the-art addition to your kitchen.

With it’s amazing non-stick properties and colorful design, the WaxonWare pan allows you to saute,deep fry,stir fry,bake,boil and braise with very little amounts of oil moreover you now have the ability to cook with less than 50% of the water used before making the WaxonWare fry pan the leading water-less cooking equipment in the world, and that is to allow meat, chicken and seafood to stew in its own juices making your food tastier than ever.

As for cleaning the pan, once you’re done just add cold tap water after the pan has totally cooled down to prevent warping and leave it for 5 minutes then use a soft sponge to remove oil residues, cleaning your cookware has never been more fun due to WaxonWare’s unbelievable non stick 5 layer coating ensuring no food will ever stick on your pan.

For The Best Cooking Experience With This Pan, Use On Low To Medium Heat As It’s Designed To Retain & Distribute Heat Evenly Thus Cooking Your Food Perfectly Even With Low Heat Levels.

Fanhome 12 Cavity Flowers Silicone Baking Mold • GOOD HEATING PERFORMANCE: Made of 100% food grade silicone, the iHome baking cups consistently delivers beautifully browned results and can be trusted with all your favorite recipes.
• HI-TEMPERATURE RESISTANT: Durably built, the iHome baking cups set can handle high-heat up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit, making the set suitable for a wide range of baking needs.
• DISHWASHER-SAFE: At the end of a baking frenzy, you won’t be stuck with serious scrubbing or messy overnight soaking. The iHome nonstick baking cups mold cleans up quickly and easily–simply give it a rinse and place in the dishwasher
• NONSTICK COATING: Thoughtfully designed inside and out, the iHome nonstick baking cups features a nonstick coating, which reduces the need for excess butter or oil and helps to ensure effortless food removal.
• EASY TO CLEAN – Safe in the dishwasher,Re-usable and durable Ideal for a variety of occasions, such as birthdays, baby showers, weddings and anniversaries etc

WaxonWare Sauce PanSTONETEC; A 100% PFOA,LEAD, CADMIUM FREE & FDA Approved Natural Stone/Granite 5 Layer Ultra Non-Stick Ceramic Coating

TOP GRADE ELECTROMAGNETIC INDUCTION BOTTOM For Even Heat Distribution & Anti-Warp Protection , It Can Be Used On All Cooking Surfaces Including Induction

LIGHTWEIGHT & EXTREMELY DURABLE With A Riveted Heat Resistant / Stay Cool Silicone Layered Bakelite Handle & A Flat Premium Quality Glass Lid With Silicone Ring For Easy Cleanup That Enables You To Pour Out Liquid Without Removing The Lid

MADE OF HIGH QUALITY PRESSED ALUMINUM 3003 Alloy Used For Professional Grade Sauce Pans & Designed With A Gorgeous Modern Design That Looks & Feels Elegant In Your Kitchen Making It A One Of A Kind Piece Of Cookware That Can’t Be Found Anywhere Else

3 YEARS LIMITED WARRANTY (30 Days Money Back Guarantee With No Questions Asked) + DISHWASHER SAFE & Although It’s Dishwasher Safe, WaxonWare Recommends Washing The Pan By Hand For A Long Lasting Non-Stick Coating Effect Especially After You Try & See How Easy It Is To Clean This Pan By Hand

DOYOLLA Pack of 2 6-cup Silicone Flower Muffin Pan • Up to 6 Cupcakes or Muffins at a time. Satisfy your love for baking with this silicone muffin pan and make up to a dozen muffins at a time! Serve at parties or enjoy delicious mini muffins with your family!
• These brightly colored premium muffin pans are made from FDA grade silicone, are BPA free and designed for durability and longevity. We utilize top quality materials to provide you with bake ware that will last you a long time, so no need to run for a replacement any time soon. With a sturdy nylon inside and silicone coating, these muffin trays are much more reliable than plastic or flimsy metals and are heat resistant up to 450°F.
• Simply pour your mixture into the round cups and enjoy the muffin pan’s useful features including its curved edges, easy grip and its ideal size for oven use. Not only does its non stick coating make it easy to remove your baked treats, it is dishwasher safe so it is super easy to clean too. These muffin trays are a must-have for any baking enthusiast!

TORO Kitchen BBQ Grill Burger Press• PERFECT ASSISTANT FOR YOUR KITCHEN: Our burger press is the perfect companion for your home kitchen. Make patties or stuffed burgers with ease. Cook them indoor in a pan or outdoor on your grill!
• SUPREME CLEAN: No matter how many delicious stuffed burgers you make with your burger press, clean up is easy with our dishwasher safe press. Food grade silicone, FDA approved, BPA free.
• 5 BURGER PATTIES: Individually sealed compartments to avoid freezer burn. It works as a burger patty maker and a freezer container for storage. It is easy to clean and dishwasher safe.
• HEALTHY HOMEMADE BURGER PATTIES: Prepare your favorite burger patty recipes at home and impress your family and guests.
• EASY-TO-USE IN 4 STEPS: (1) Separate top lid from the bottom tray (2) Fill ingredients into a bottom tray (3) Place top lid over bottom tray by aligning and gently pushing lid to flatten patties and close tightly (4) Place Party Chef into refrigerator, freezer, or cooler. Once chilled, the burger patties are ready for cooking.

Brieftons Vertico SpiralizerPerfect as a kitchen tool to prepare vegetables for healthy culinary pleasures, the Vertico spiralizer conjures up delicious vegetable spirals in almost no time at all. It turns zucchinis, carrots, radishes, beetroots, cucumbers, kohlrabis, potatoes, sweet potatoes, onions, apples and many more fruits/vegetables into eye-catchers on every plate, and add plenty of colors and textures to otherwise boring dishes.

WHAT MAKES IT UNIQUE
✓ Makes professional-looking garnishes, onion rings, potato nests, elegant salads, vegetable pizza toppings, and much more
✓ Highly versatile thanks to the 4 blade modes for endless veg/fruit creations
✓ Minimum vegetable wastage
✓ Made from top quality, 100% BPA-free, food-safe, durable reinforced, lightweight & tough, heat/impact resistant ABS plastic

WHAT YOU GET
▷ Brieftons Vertico Spiralizer with 4 built-in Japanese 420-grade stainless steel blades: Spaghetti Pasta (3 mm wide), Fetuccine Pasta (6 mm wide), Papardelle Pasta (12mm wide), Ribbon Cut (Max 55 mm wide)
▷ 600-ml plastic container to store spiralized veggies
▷ Cleaning brush for thorough cleaning of the blades

Baflan Digital Multifunction Kitchen Food ScaleThe Baflan 11lb/5kg Digital multi functional stainless steel food scale’s sleek and sophisticated design is the perfect modern addition to your kitchen. It not only enhances your culinary experience, it can help your weight loss program and your portion control by accurately weighing your food

FEATURES:
– Can Weigh Items up to 11 Pounds
– 4 Measuring Units (Grams, Pounds, Millimeters and Ounces)
– Product Weighs 1.1 Pound
– Overload Indicator
– LCD Screen
– Automatic Unit Button
– Precision Tare Button
– Lightweight
– Includes 3 AAA Batteries
– Stain Resistant

With the Baflan digital food scale, you can:
• Bake the perfect cake
• Cook the most delicious entrees
• Make mouthwatering desserts
• Control serving portions for dieting purposes

This multi functional food scale features four different scale modes of weight: Grams (g), Milliliters (ml), Ounces (oz) and Pounds (lb)! This scale also features Automatic Unit Button Technology, which allows you to easily go back and forth between units of measure to see conversion weight amounts easily.

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May’s Kitchen & Cooking Product Roundup 2016

I get products sent to me daily to try out. I unfortunately don’t have time to do a post for each item that I get to review. So I want to make sure these items get seen and learned about. The only other solution I could see to do is to do a Kitchen & Cooking Product Roundup on the products I like and want my readers to know about. I hope you enjoy these as much as I and my other reviewers did.

Number 1 Mom Wine Glass 13 ozThis 13 oz. stemmed glassware rivals the quality of fine crystal glasses. It’s USA made and has a sturdy base and tall stem making it nearly unspillable, unlike other stemless clear plastic cups. The cute saying on the glass is dishwasher safe and will never wear off. Unlike the toy wine glasses that are marketed as huge, big, oversized, ultimate, giant mouth, large, xl, or anything else, this glass is actually usable for drinking alcohol.

Sophistications 2 Pc ForksSophistications Disposable Fancy Cutlery Cream & Clear
Each Pack Contains 20 Forks,
2 Piece Elegant Clear And Cream
Ideal for catering, food service, picnics, weddings, buffets, family reunions and everyday use

6.8-inch High Quality Silver Stainless Steel Dinner Forks Made from the food-grade 430 stainless steel with extra thick ergonomics handle.
The edge is smooth, so you can rest assured that use is safe.
Fork:length*width*thickness=17.3cm*2.4cm*0.15cm (6.8″ * 0.94 “*0.06”)
Durable, heavy duty and dishwasher safe.

Settings 7oz Plastic Disposable Cups 100 Count • 7oz Plastic Disposable Cups
• Good for cold drinks, snacks and etc.
• Contains 100 Cups Per Bag
• Easy To Grip and Hold, Flexible and Crack Resistant

Embellish Hard plastic 9 Inch Clear Plates 20 Count * Each Package Contains 20 – 9 Inch Hard Clear Plastic Plates
* Made from premium quality extra heavy duty reusable plastic
* Ideal For Catering, Parties, Tastings, Events,Weddings, Buffets, And Every Day Use
* Washable/Reusable/Disposable
* From Disposable Dinnerware, Cutlery, Cups, And More Disposable And Party Goods. Quality – Disposables Has It All Available On Amazon

Embellish Crystal Clear Hard Plastic 8oz Party Tumblers/Cups 20 Count Embellish Party Cups/Tumblers Is Made Of Good Quality Durable Plastic, Looks Like real, Disposable, Washable, Ideal For Catering, Parties, Picnics, Tastings, Events, Weddings, Buffets, And Every Day Use, 20 Tumblers Per Package

Royal 6 PACK Classic Kitchen Towels, 100% Natural Cotton, 14 x 25 Professional chefs know that the right towel for their kitchen is lightweight, absorbent and can dry a delicate wineglass as well as it can wipe up the worst spill. Their number one feature for a kitchen towel is functionality. Royal Classic Kitchen Towels are the same kitchen dish towel used by the pro’s and deliver the functionality you need for your home kitchen. We made our kitchen towels with the features you want, including:
• Made of commercial weight 100% natural cotton
• Stand up to multiple washing’s
• Lint-free and streak-free
• Herringbone weave for higher absorbency
• Dries quickly and ready for the next spill or wipe
• 14 x 25 size is ample enough to handle any job
• 6-Pack is just enough to be affordable and plenty

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May’s DVD and Book Product Roundup 2016

I get products sent to me daily to try out. I unfortunately don’t have time to do a post for each item that I get to review. So I want to make sure these items get seen and learned about. The only other solution I could see to do is to do a DVD and Book Product Roundup on the products I like and want my readers to know about. I hope you enjoy these as much as I and my other reviewers did.

When Calls The Heart: Troubled HeartsBig revelations are in store for Hope Valley as Elizabeth moves into her own rowhouse, dismaying Jack, who has been planning to build a new home for the both of them. Rosemary discovers that Lee has taken out a loan and worries that he is in financial difficulties. And Jesse, the young drifter who works in Abigail’s kitchen, has information that could ruin Pastor Frank’s good standing in Hope Valley, and begins his plan to extort the pastor with an old “Wanted”, poster…

Goldie & Bear: Best Fairytale Friends DVDEveryone knows “Goldilocks and the Three Bears,” but after that story ended… a remarkable friendship began! Team up with best buddies GOLDIE & BEAR on amazing adventures as they laugh, play and learn important life lessons in wondrous Fairytale Forest. Climb a beanstalk with Jack, try on Little Red’s famous hood, outsmart the tricky Big Bad Wolf — and much more. Join GOLDIE & BEAR — and your favorite fairytale and nursery rhyme characters — for magical, song-filled fun you’ll treasure today and ever after!

Norm Of The North When Norm the polar bear learns that humans are moving to his Arctic home, he heads to New York City with a ragtag team of lemmings to try to stop them. Norm has ”oodles of charm” in this cool adventure the whole family will love.

Actors: Rob Schneider, Heather Graham, Bill Nighy, Zachary Gordon, Ken Jeong
Directors: Trevor Wall
Format: Animated, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Region: Region A/1
Number of discs: 2
Rated:PG Parental Guidance Suggested
Studio: LIONSGATE
DVD Release Date: April 19, 2016
Run Time: 90 minutes

Wildflower DVDCreatively gifted, college student Chloe Moray (Nathalia Ramos, House of Anubis) finds solace from a difficult childhood in her extraordinary art. But when an alarming dream begins to recur nightly, Chloe starts to believe that it might be a suppressed memory and that she may have witnessed a terrible crime as a little girl. Her search for peace takes her on a journey that forces Chloe to confront her past traumas and leads her to cross paths with Josh (Cody Longo, Not Today), a young man dealing with his own painful loss. Together they find in each other someone they can trust as they seek to unlock a cold-case mystery from years before. But with the authorities blocking the way, Chloe’s new-found hope is challenged in this powerful story of faith, triumph and healing.

Actors: Nathalia Ramos, Cody Longo, Shari Rigby, Alex Steele
Directors: Nicholas DiBella
Format: Color, NTSC, Surround Sound, Widescreen
Language: English
Region: Region 1
Number of discs: 1
Rated:PG-13 Parents Strongly Cautioned
Studio: PROVIDENT
DVD Release Date: April 5, 2016
Run Time: 90 minutes

Bubble Guppies: Fun On The Farm Bubble Guppies fans won’t want to miss this new collection of fantastic farm-themed episodes in Bubble Guppies: Fun on the Farm. This new collection explores the world of farming as the Bubble Guppies meet new animal friends like Bubble Kitty and Spring Chicken, and join in exciting farm events like the Cowgirl Parade. In the five featured episodes, the Bubble Guppies meet new friends that oink, moo and buzz, having tons of farming fun along the way.

Bubble Guppies: Fun on the Farm includes the following episodes:
Have a Cow!
The Cowgirl Parade!
The Spring Chicken is Coming!
The Bubble Bee-Athalon!
Bubble Kitty!

Format: AC-3, Animated, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, Full Screen, Widescreen, NTSC
Language: English
Dubbed: French, Spanish
Number of discs: 1
Rated:NR Not Rated
Studio: Nickelodeon
DVD Release Date: May 10, 2016
Run Time: 120 minutes

Transformers Robots In Disguise: Season 1 When a Cybertronian prison ship filled with Decepticons crash lands on Earth and unleashes its prisoners, Bumblebee returns to the planet he once called home and with his team (Strongarm, Sideswipe, Fixit and Grimlock) tracks the escapees down in order to bring them to justice. Along with their new human allies, Denny and Russell, this unlikely team of robots in disguise must protect the Earth while preparing for an ominous threat suited only for a Prime.

Includes All 26 Episodes Of Season One!

Actors: Constance Zimmer, Darren Criss
Directors: Various
Format: Animated, Box set, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 4
Rated: NR Not Rated
Studio: Shout! Factory
DVD Release Date: May 10, 2016
Run Time: 570 minutes

The Finest Hours DVDBased on the extraordinary true story of the greatest small boat rescue in Coast Guard history, THE FINEST HOURS is a tale of courage, loyalty and honor in the face of overwhelming odds. When a massive storm strikes off the coast of Cape Cod, it rips a T-2 oil tanker in half, trapping more than 30 sailors on its rapidly sinking stern. As Captain Bernie Webber (Chris Pine) and his crew set out in a 12-seat rescue boat to save them, Chief Engineer Ray Sybert (Casey Affleck) struggles to buy his men more time. Packed with heroic larger-than-life action and driven by the men’s faith in their mission, themselves and one another, THE FINEST HOURS is a triumph.

Kindergarten Cop 2 DVDDolph Lundgren and Bill Bellamy star in the hilarious next chapter of the Arnold Schwarzenegger classic, Kindergarten Cop. To recover stolen data in a progressive school, the FBI’s toughest agent (Lundgren) must go undercover on his most difficult assignment yet: teaching a class full of liberal kindergartners. Kindergarten Cop 2 is an action-­packed comedy the whole family will love!

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey's Sport-Y-Thon DVDPut on your sneakers and get ready for the greatest sporting event ever! Join referee Goofy and all your Clubhouse Pals from earth and outer space as they compete in wonderfully wacky games. Share the excitement — and a sky-high view of the action — as sportscasters Pete and Donald Duck broadcast live from above in the Sport-y-Thon Blimp! Who will earn a prized Golden Mickey Medal? Help our heroes discover that with teamwork and good sportsmanship, everybody wins! Jam-packed with over two hours of song-filled fun, MICKEY’S SPORT-Y-THON will have you calling for an instant replay!

Actors: Russi Taylor, Bret Iwan, Tony Anselmo, Bill Farmer
Format: Animated, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0), French (Dolby Digital 2.0), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0)
Subtitles: French, Spanish, English
Dubbed: French, Spanish
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Number of discs: 1
Studio: Buena Vista Home Entertainment
DVD Release Date: May 24, 2016
Run Time: 132 minutes

Mack & Moxy: The Great Helpee Heroes DVDJoin Mack, a lovable, moose-like lummox, and Moxy, a feisty whirlwind of a raccoon/fox go-getter, on four exciting adventures! Together with a helpful Trooper, Mack & Moxy set out to rescue another Great Helpee in a far off mystical place called HelpeeLand. Along the way, Mack & Moxy meet a new Friend in Need who ends up teaching us a new important cause. Let’s embark on the first adventure! Mack & Moxy set out on a colorful adventure to HelpeeLand in search of a Great Helpee. Along the way, they met Nolie, a loveable little puffball who has never had any friends to play with. As the Heroes become her first friends, they share and sing about the joys of reading books. Guest celebrity, Josh Duhamel (Transformers, All My Children), helps the Heroes mission in support of Save the Children, providing quality preschool programs to under served children around the world since 1932. In this DVD, Mack & Moxy introduce us to Save the Children, American Red Cross, Feeding America, and World Wildlife Fund. Other guest celebrities featured include Kal Penn (House M.D., How I Met Your Mother) and Eva LaRue (CSI Miami, All My Children). Mack & Moxy teaches children life-long lessons of charity and compassion while celebrating the joy of helping others.

Actors: Mack & Moxy
Directors: NCircle Entertainment
Format: Animated, Color, NTSC
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 1
Rated:NR Not Rated
Studio: NCircle Entertainment
DVD Release Date: May 24, 2016
Run Time: 80 minutes

Curious Feast: 100 Postcards by 10 Artists This delightful box features one hundred postcards from ten celebrated artists exploring the subject of food. These extraordinary cards in our popular box format offer a rich variety of imagery from various mediums, from photography and collage to painting and illustration. An accompanying booklet on the artists includes information on creative processes and cooking styles from each contributor. Perfect for correspondence or display, this newest postcard box is a must for anyone interested in food and art.

Wealth and Celebrity in the Gilded Age PaperbackLarz and Isabel Anderson were wealthy socialites whose extraordinary lives spanned a century of American history-from the Civil War to World War II. Their world included dozens of celebrities who helped define modern culture and politics: Henry and Clover Adams, Alice Pike Barney, Cecilia Beaux, Lord and Lady Curzon, Maud Howe Elliott, Henry James, Isabella Stewart Gardner, Robert Todd Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, John Singer Sargent, and William Howard Taft.

In his dual biography based on six years of archival research, Stephen Moskey offers a fresh look into America’s Gilded Age while focusing not just on the lives of the Andersons, but also on the intersection of wealth, celebrity, politics, gender, and race as one century ended and another began. While leading others back in time, Moskey shines a light on Larz’s professional achievements as well as Isabel’s emergence as an American woman of the early modern era whose words and deeds anticipated women’s roles in culture and society today.

Larz and Isabel Anderson shares the story of a glittering Gilded Age couple as they lived, worked, prospered, and gave back during a fascinating time in America’s history.

Paperback: 340 pages
Publisher: iUniverse (April 4, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1491788747
ISBN-13: 978-1491788745
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches

Pressing Pause: 100 Quiet Moments for Moms to Meet with Jesus (Hardcover) Whether you’re juggling a career, kids’ schedules, and church commitments or you’re covered in spit-up and anxious about what the next eighteen years might hold, you can carve out a few quiet moments to rejuvenate your spirit.

Pressing Pause offers you a calm way to start your day, to refresh yourself in Jesus and drink deeply of His presence so that you are ready to pour out love, time, and energy into the people who matter most to you.

These 100 encouraging devotions for moms will help you begin each day with Scripture, drawing on God’s power, ingesting His Word, and learning practical ways to love and serve more like His Son.

Just a few minutes each day can help you center your heart and mind on what God has for you as His beloved daughter. So resist the rush. Halt the hustle. Press pause and find some calm in the chaos.

Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Zondervan (March 29, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0310357799
ISBN-13: 978-0310357797
Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 1 x 8.4 inches

The Boy with a Bamboo HeartOrphaned at the age of five in a rural Thai village, Lek is thrust into a life-long struggle to find his place in the world. Alone and impoverished, he treads a precarious path, barely surviving in the markets of Surin until, at age fifteen, he finds himself brandishing a rifle as a boy soldier in the Cambodian jungle. Despair leads him to two suicide attempts. He is hell-bent on succeeding on his third try, but a stranger intervenes and offers him hope. Thus begins Lek’s journey to become Dr. Amporn Wathanavongs, foster father to more than 50,000 Thai children. Driven to become a reputable member of society, he returns to his boyhood village to study at the local temple. But when his vows as a monk collide with his desire to learn English and have a family, he must choose between settling for a safe and predictable life, or risk living as a vagrant on the streets of Bangkok while searching for a way to make his dream a reality.

Through the generous support of a Jesuit missionary working in Thailand, he achieves his objectives. But having a family, a formal education, and a respectable job in social work are not enough. He perseveres and finds his true calling helping others. With the exotic landscape of Thailand as a backdrop, Boy with A Bamboo Heart tells the story of one man’s quest for happiness.”

Surviving Alzheimer's With Friends, Facebook, and a Really Big Glass of Wine PaperbackWith unfiltered observations and sometimes dark humor, author Dayna Steele chronicled her mother’s journey with Alzheimer’s on Facebook. This collection of Alzheimer’s updates posted on the social media network includes biting humor and raw emotion as Dayna carries you from the diagnosis to the inevitable end. Also included are sections from a neurologist, Long Term Care insurance specialist, other caregivers, documents expert, elder care attorney, and an assisted living advisor. This is a journey way too many of us are going to experience in one way or another. If you have to experience Alzheimer’s and chances are you will – do it like Dayna with love, wit, and wine. I would normally never read a book about Alzheimer’s or click LIKE on a Facebook post about someone’s declining mother. Dayna Steele sneaked past my defenses the same way that she dealt with her own misery – with humor – by making me laugh, she managed to break my heart. –Lisa Gray, Houston Chronicle Gray Matters These observations are so gripping and so graphic. –a Facebook comment This book is going to be of tremendous help to so many. –Dr. Roy Goldberg, Geriatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Paperback: 234 pages
Publisher: Daily Success Publishing (March 1, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1519370849
ISBN-13: 978-1519370846

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March’s Home & Office Product Roundup 2016

I get products sent to me daily to try out. I unfortunately don’t have time to do a post for each item that I get to review. So I want to make sure these items get seen and learned about. The only other solution I could see to do is to do a October’s Home & Office Product Roundup on the products I like and want my readers to know about. I hope you enjoy these as much as I and my other reviewers did.

Dictionary Diversion Book Safe with Combination Lock • 3-number combination lock design, do not need keys.
• Inside storage area measures: 2 by 5.6 by 9-inch, large enough to store a handgun.
• Hardback book cover easily blends in with other books or objects on any shelf or table.
• Diversion safe – This strong and compact steel safe is ideal for safely storing money, passports, jewelry, handgun, and more!
• Complete book measures: 2-1/4 by 6.125 by 9.5-inch

All Natural Insect Killer About The Product:
The latest in safe, green products to control common household pests and insects, All Natural Non Toxic Insect Killer by Killer Green kills many common household pests – from roaches to spiders to ants to mosquitos – without putting people, pets or plants at risk. Make the safe choice, the green choice to protect your home and family. Our Insect Spray Kills EGGS, LARVAE and ADULTS. Our insect killer breaks down the insects exoskeleton until liquefaction occurs and the insect dies. It takes up to 10 minutes for the bug to die. WE GUARANTEE OUR PRODUCTS or your money back. We believe in karma and we have tested our product and know it works.

Ivation Extended Range Wireless Cooking Thermometer*New Features Include: Amazing 325′ Wireless Range; Larger Back-lit Display (See Custom Alert Temp at All Times); 2 Hybrid Probes; Easier Controls; 15 Select-able Meat Type Temperature Presets
*Dual Heat-Resistant Probes: Each Probe Features 3-Foot Wire Rated at up to 716°F; Transmitter & Receiver Require Total of 4 AAA Batteries (NOT Included)
*Easy Remote Monitoring: Monitor Internal Temperature of Meat from 325 Feet Away; Wireless Receiver with LCD Beeps & Flashes When Meat Temperature Exceeds Your Programmed Temperature
*Pre programmed Temperatures: Including 15 Meat & Poultry Types; All Temperatures Can be Reprogrammed to Set Cooking Temperatures According to Your Personal Taste
*Out of Range Alert: Wireless Receiver Beeps with Loss of Signal Alert if You Remain Out of Range for More Than 1 Minute; Never Again Lose Track of Your Meats

Candy and Cake Builder Block Molds 8pc Set High Quality SiliconeThe 8 piece Robot builder Mold Set is great for many different items. From candy to cakes this mold can withstand high temperatures of 450℉ or temperatures as low as -40℉. Great for theme parties and candy making events! Measurements Large Robot Mold 11.4″ x 7.8″ X 1.6″ Large Block Mold 9″ X 6.3″ x 1.9″ Small Robot Mold 4.5″ x 3.14″ x .9″ 5 Robot Mold 6.5″ x 4.9″ x 1.1″ Medium 10 block mold 7.4″ x 4.7″ x .8″ Small 8 robot mold 6.4″ x 4.4″ x 1.4″ Multi-size 7 block mold 4.7″ x 4.7″ x .8″ Multi-size 10 block set 5.9″ x 1.3″ x .8″

Vinturi Traditional Lever Wine Opener Open wine bottles swiftly and easily. This sturdy opener removes natural and synthetic corks in just a few simple motions. Attach the wine opener onto the bottle, push down on the handle and then up.

Durable chrome-plated cast zinc and plastic.
Nonstick screw glides easily through cork.
Includes separate foil cutter and replacement screw.

Renuzit Sensitive ScentsBring home the strong, sensitive type with New Renuzit Sensitive Scents! Designed to perform without overpowering, this product is perfect for everyone including those sensitive noses in your home.

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September’s DVD and Book Product Roundup 2015

I get products sent to me daily to try out. I unfortunately don't have time to do a post for each item that I get to review. So I want to make sure these items get seen and learned about. The only other solution I could see to do is to do a DVD and Book Product Roundup post on the products I like and want my readers to know about. I hope you enjoy these as much as I and my other reviewers did.

When Calls The Heart: Heart And HomeJack and Elizabeth leave Hope Valley and rush back to the city of Hamilton when they learn that Jacks’ brother, Tom, was involved in an automobile accident… with Elizabeth’s sister, Julie! But Tom and Julie are hiding something about the incident, a deceit that puts Jack and Elizabeth at odds with their families… and with each other. Their trip is further complicated when Tom and Julie endeavor to run off together (via train this time) and Elizabeth’s father offers Jack a job: an offer that puts Jack and Elizabeth’s fledgling romance in peril yet again.

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey's Monster Musical DVD

Put on your favorite Halloween costume and get set for a spooktacular full-length adventure! Visit the creaky castle of kindly "Count Mickula" and help your Clubhouse pals solve a puzzling riddle: Who, or what, is making a curious clanging, banging noise? With the right Monster Mouseketools and help from YOU, this mystery will soon be history! Then, enjoy two more exciting episodes as you search for pirate treasure with Captain Mickey and don your dungarees for delightful fun down on the farm. Packed with singing, dancing, laughter and surprises, MICKEY'S MONSTER MUSICAL is a high-spirited treat that can't be beat! 

Disneynature: Monkey Kingdom

From Disneynature, the studio that brought you CHIMPANZEE and BEARS, comes MONKEY KINGDOM, a spectacular tale set among ancient ruins in the storied jungles of South Asia. Maya, a clever and resourceful monkey, finds her world forever changed when she welcomes her son Kip into her colorful extended family. As Maya strives to keep Kip safe through unexpected and sometimes perilous adventures, amazing footage captures all the magic and surprises of their magnificent world. Maya and her family will make you laugh and warm your heart as she realizes her dreams for her son's future.

Lego Star Wars: The New Yoda Chronicles DVD

After headstrong Luke nearly delivers the good guys into Palpatine's clutches, Master Yoda and the ghost of Obi-Wan Kenobi unearth the Holocrons — last remnants of the secrets of the Jedi — to further Luke's training. But Darth Vader also seeks the Holocrons, and he'll stop at nothing to get to them first! Meanwhile, courageous superclone Jek-14 comes out of retirement to help bolster the Rebels. Share all the action-packed thrills of these interlocking, intergalactic comic adventures, and enjoy a whole new universe of fun!

Spongebob Squarepants: Adventures of Spongebob DVD

SpongeBob SquarePants: The Adventures of SpongeBob SquarePants includes the following episodes:

    Patrick-Man!- Patrick becomes the superhero Patrick-Man, who intends to clean up Bikini Bottom-whether it wants it or not!

    Mermaid Man Begins- Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy let SpongeBob and Patrick in on their secret, heroic origins!

    Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy- When SpongeBob and Patrick hear that their beloved heroes are living in a nearby retirement home and they decide that the duo must come out of retirement, the aging superheroes discover their toughest challenge yet will be SpongeBob and Patrick.

    Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy II- SpongeBob wins The Conch Signal from "The Adventures of Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy" and now he can summon the semi-retired superheroes whenever there's an emergency.  Rather than keep getting signals for "emergencies" like opening jars, the duo take SpongeBob along for their patrol to see what real crime fighting is all about.

    Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy III- SpongeBob and Patrick are house sitting for Mermaid Man and Barnacle boy when they discover the evil super villain, Man Ray frozen in a tank. After setting him free, they are forced to take on the roles of Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy in order to re-capture the villain and save Bikini Bottom!

    Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy IV- When SpongeBob finds Mermaid Man's utility belt in The Krusty Krab, he can't help but take it and play with the buttons. But when he accidentally shrinks all of his friends and all of Bikini Bottom, he has to go to Mermaid Man and confess that he played with the belt so that they can try to return everyone to normal!

    Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy V- Barnacle Boy, sick of being the sidekick, teams up with arch villains Man Ray and Dirty Bubble to cause havoc all over Bikini Bottom.  Without his sidekick, Mermaid man is unable to stop them-until Patrick, Sandy, Squidward and SpongeBob team up with him to be his SuperFriends!

    Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy VI: The Motion Picture-SpongeBob and Patrick are not happy with the new movie about Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy which uses young, new actors to play their heroes, so they set out to make their own version of the movie using the real guys fresh from their retirement home.

    Mermaid Man vs. SpongeBob- Plankton has brainwashed Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy and orders them to wreak havoc on the Krusty Krab.  It's up to SpongeBob SquarePants and his trusty spatula to save the day!

Star Wars Rebels: Complete Season 1 DVD A spark of rebellion ignites in Star Wars Rebels: Complete Season One! Star Wars Rebels continues the epic tradition of the legendary Star Wars saga with exciting action-packed episodes. It is a dark time in the galaxy as the evil Galactic Empire rules with an iron fist. Imperial forces have occupied a remote planet, ruining the lives of its people. A ragtag band of rebels — Ezra, Hera, Kanan, Sabine, Zeb and Chopper — have taken a brave stand against the ruthless oppression of the Empire in a fight to restore peace and freedom to the galaxy. 

Stallside: My Life with Horses and Other Characters Paperback

The tales in this memoir capture the unusual adventures and memorable characters that the author, as a young vet, encounters on his journey to becoming an experienced equine practitioner. Sharing stories of the heart, unique insights into the veterinary occupation, horse care, animal behavior, and human eccentricity, this book describes the coming-of-age experiences that contributed to his chosen direction in later life. Amusing and poignant experiences give warmth and humor to a memoir that will delight animal lovers.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Thanks to My Mom

A mother’s job is never done, but in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Thanks to My Mom, she gets the praise she deserves! Children of all ages share their words of thanks in these 101 stories of love, learning, and gratitude to the woman they couldn’t have done without!

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Be The Best You Can Be

Self-esteem, tolerance, good values – these are gifts that will last children a lifetime and help them become successful adults. These stories, great for kids to discuss with parents and teachers, help them be the best they can be.

150 Best Spiralizer Recipes Paperback

The 150 recipes feature some of these delicious offerings: Thai Salad with Peanut Lime Dressing; Pancetta and Lentils with Zucchini Pasta; Curry Beef with Sweet Potato Noodles; Tuna Noodle Casserole; Spanish Shrimp and Scallops with Butternut Squash; Spaghetti alla Carbonara; Spicy Shoe String Jicama Fries and Sweet Potato Pizza Pie.

16 pages of color photographs feature stunning food photography as well as the many ways you can maximize your spiralizer.

The Complete Acne Health and Diet Guide: Naturally Clear Skin Without Antibiotics

Difficult skin conditions are all too common. Acne is one of the worst. It is not uncommon at any age. Some, who had relatively clear skin in their youth, struggle with adult-onset acne.

In this book, Dr. Makoto recommends an anti-inflammatory diet that eliminates inflammatory foods while introducing low glycemic load anti-acne super foods. Each of the meals for this diet is easily manageable and quite nutritious in a well-balanced menu of the major food groups.

Baby Care Basics Paperback

Despite all the planning in the world, nothing can really prepare a soon-to-be new parent for that big step after the baby is born. All that well-intentioned information and counsel offered by family and friends is just not enough and likely confusing when the stressful days arrive.

Written by leading pediatric experts in a friendly, easy-to-understand style, Baby Care Basics offers a comprehensive guide to help parents make the right choices for that new baby.

Simply Vietnamese Cooking: 135 Delicious Recipes

 Bright, delicate and satisfying, the cuisine of Vietnam is absolutely delicious due to the wonderful contrasts this cuisine contains: sour favors are balanced by salty ones, and sweet notes are answered by a little heat from ground pepper and chillies.

Nancie's easy and expert recipes will help cooks make an array of traditional dishes with widely available ingredients. There are speedy stir-fries, vibrant salads, and soothing soups, along with numerous recipes for cooking meat and seafood on the grill.

The Diabetes Comfort Food Diet Paperback

 Each of the recipes in this book will help you maintain a healthy glucose level while enjoying satisfying dishes like Chocolate-Banana Stuffed French Toast for breakfast, Philly Cheese Steaks for lunch or sublime Baked Spaghetti with Turkey Meat Sauce for dinner. Wild Mushroom and White Bean Risotto makes the perfect vegetarian meal or side, and tempting Lemon-Raspberry Cheesecake will make you forget store-bought cakes forever. You really can enjoy all these wonderful meals while lowering your blood sugar.

175 Essential Slow Cooker Classics Paperback

 This full-color cookbook is now available in trade paperback with a new cover. Included are 60 new recipes, in addition to the favorites from three of her previous slow cooker cookbooks that span a wide range of meals for all occasions. These everyday favorites recipes will satisfy and delight everyone in the family.

With 100 color photographs and extensive tips and techniques, delicious results are guaranteed every time. The make-ahead instructions maximize convenience, and the vegetarian and vegan recipes are clearly identified. This will be the go-to cookbook for the creative home chef.

 

Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Eye-Popping Oddities hardcover

Ripley's Believe It or Not! Eye-Popping Oddities is an incredible collection of the weirdest and wackiest facts in the world. From strange traditions in far-off places to weird collections from the town next door, this new Believe It or Not! title will amaze and astound everyone.  Crystal clear photography and incredible facts will keep readers turning the pages, as every new fact is unbelievable, but verified to be true.  Short stories and astounding facts will keep children and adults alike entertained for hours, as there is always something new to discover!

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March Book Roundup 2015

Here is a great list of books that are already out or coming out, That my family has had a chance to read and enjoy. My Book Roundup is a way I can make sure to keep up on all the get books that are available for my fans. 

DSCN2386More: From Messes to Miracles
People everywhere are looking for something more. They're in the grocery store aisle behind you, in the nail chair beside you, singing praise songs in front of you, and perhaps in the mirror staring back at you. People feel messy; plagued by looming feelings of ineffectiveness, indifference, depression, and purposelessness.
 
Does this sound like you?
 
What if more of God is actually what’s missing from your life? Whether it's a messy life or a messy problem, it can become a walking miracle when we see God anew and wholly surrender to Him.
 
You were made for more than surviving. Old stale religion never satisfies. Neither do the solutions the world has to offer. What all of us need is an encounter with God that sets our hearts ablaze. Tammie has seen this in her own life as well as in countless lives around her. Join her in More for a picture of how you can move from a life marked by messes to one that is truly miraculous.

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This is Bella. Bella is a six-year-old cat. She likes to dream. She dreams about sailing, traveling, and more.

Come join Bella and her dreams with this fun and informative, colorful e-book.
This beginner reader’s e-book will inspire young ones to learn about cats and dreams while hearing or reading an engaging story.

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Whatever the Cost: Facing Your Fears, Dying to Your Dreams, and Living Powerfully
About the Author

DAVID AND JASON BENHAM, former professional baseball players, are also nationally acclaimed entrepreneurs. The twin broth-ers' business success earned them a reality show with HGTV, set to air during the 2014 fall season. Due to their commitment to traditional and biblical values, however, the show was abruptly canceled. The Benhams immediately found themselves in the midst of a cultural fire-storm, but they refused to back down and decided to stand and fight for what they believe.

The brothers' first company was recognized as one of Inc. magazine's Fastest Growing Private Companies, and they've been awarded Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year Finalists, Wall Street Journal's Top Real Estate Professionals, and Business Leader Media's Top 50 Entrepreneurs. They were also named Franchise 500's Top New Franchise.

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Tasty, wholesome recipes for growing babies and toddlers!

Of course your child's food should always be made of the freshest, healthiest ingredients possible! With 201 Organic Baby and Toddler Meals, you can be sure your growing child eats the most nourishing meals nature can offer. With the wholesome recipes in this book, you can create well-balanced, all-natural dishes right in your own home. As simple to prepare as they are nutritious, these yummy baby and toddler meals include:

    Dutch Baked Apple Pancake
    Creamy Spinach Pita Pizza
    Orange Chicken Stir-Fry
    Cinnamon Pineapple Crumble

Every recipe is built to make your life less complicated–whether you're freezing them for later or making a family-friendly dish that will satisfy the whole table. These delicious meals are easy on your child's tummy, the environment, and your schedule!

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In this guide to "momlationships," I use a dating analogy to take us "around the bases" to our home-run friendships, the ones that last a lifetime, not just a soccer season. This is our journey to each other, to finding our people and being other people's people, to learning how to bless each other and not destroy each other.

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Annie Lobert was not so different from most girls, growing up in a small town and experiencing common struggles with friends, school, and boys. But her home was filled with turmoil, and at nine years old she was sexually abused by an older girl and as a teenager was assaulted numerous times by boys who said they loved her just to get what they wanted. Feeling unloved, used, and abused, she struggled to find self-worth.

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These 101 miraculous stories of hope, faith, divine intervention and answered prayers will amaze you! As John Edward says in his foreword to the book: The personal stories you’ll read here about hope, faith, answered prayers and divine intervention are to me all about one thing – our connection to a higher power or divine source.

Good things do happen to good people! You will be encouraged and uplifted as you read these stories about powerful hope, miraculous healing, divine intervention, messages from heaven, answered prayers and beating the odds.

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 The very best ingredients in the hands of the very best recipe developer is a winning combination. Camilla Saulsbury is an award-winning recipe developer and bestselling author who has created more than 281 recipes in this new book that showcase the health benefits of a gluten-free diet and result in immensely delicious, creative and satisfying dishes. These sublime recipes are proof positive that good taste and gluten-free options can be really tasty too:

    Breakfast
    Pumpkin Waffles, Teff and Chia Crunch Clusters

    Soups, Stews and Chilis
    Chicken Stew with Herbed Dumplings, Quinoa and Corn Chowder

    Salads and Sides
    Lemony Chia and White Bean Salad, Supergreen Millet Salad

    Meat, Poultry and Fish
    Crispy Almond Baked Chicken Fingers, Ancient Grains Tuna Casserole, Fresh Taqueria Tacos

    Meatless Main Dishes
    Tempeh and Vegetable Fried Quinoa, Deep Dish Pizza Casserole

    Breads
    Banana Bread, Ancient Grain Tortillas, Coconut Flour Scones

    Desserts
    Strawberry Shortcake, Fudge Brownies, Triple Ginger Teff, Gingerbread, Lemon Tart.

Throughout the book there are a wealth of cooking and baking tips and techniques along with information on how to adapt favorite recipes into gluten-free versions.

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We know cats are beautiful, secretive, and independent … but even the most loyal cat owners are often baffled by their own pet's behavior. With veterinarian expert Dr. Gary Weitzman as guide, this fun book helps kids understand what cats are trying to communicate by their body language and behavior. So if you've ever wondered what Fluffy means when she's purring or moving her tail emphatically from left to right – this book is for you! It's full of insights, expert advice, and real-life cat scenarios, and showcases more than 30 poses, so you'll soon learn what each meow and flick of the tail means!

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February Kitchen Product RoundUp 2015

I get products sent to me daily to try out. I unfortunately don't have time to do a post for each item that I get to review. So I want to make sure these items get seen and learned about. The only other solution I could see to do is to do a kitch product roundup posts on the products I like and want my readers to know about.

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Nikkouware – Ultra Sharp Dual Julienne Peeler & Vegetable Peeler:
You might think of a peeler is just a peeler. But Nikkouware super-sharp, high precision stainless steel blades, will make peeling completely effortless to peel potatos, carrots, zucchini, cucumber, butternut squash, apples, onions and more in seconds, giving a professional cut each and every time! With Nikkouware vegetable & julienne peeler, we actually make peeling a pleasure!

Nikkouware vegetable & julienne peeler is made of highest quality durable stainless steel which have proven to be rustproof & corrosion free with proper care and regular cleaning. 

DSCN1012Joyce Chen: Spiral Slicer:
Joyce Chen opened her first restaurant in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1958. She found that the selection and quality of Chinese cookware in America didn't live up to her high standards, So she developed her own. Today, Joyce Chen Products sources from all over the Pacific Rim to bring the best of Asia to you. Make professional garnishes in minutes with this Spiral Slicer which quickly creates spiral strands, ribbons, or slices.

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Microwave Oven Baking Cooking Splatter Guard:
Features:
• Perfectly sized
• Steam release holes
• Fits in your standard size microwave
• Doubles for covering plates for your outdoor BBQ or event
• Microwave safe
• Works with microwave dishes, cups, bowls and paper plates too

Why Ramini Brands Microwave Splatter Cover?
Provides a great way to reheat, cook or bake without having your microwave look likes it been through a food fight.

• Great for cookouts, tailgates and events
• Use it as a food lid to cover up the barbecue so that flies and bugs stay out
• Easy to clean and store once you are done

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NanoRazor 3" Ceramic Paring knife with free peeler:
If you are looking for an all-around performance ceramic chef knife that is sharp, durable and always gives you the authentic taste of your favorite fruits and vegetables without any metal ions and residues, you have just found the one.  

Ceramic knives are sharper, more lightweight, and much easier to clean than steel ones. However, many people complain that ceramic knives are too fragile, chipping or shattering at the slightest bump. The Savvy Living NanoRazor is made using a special 4-step process which makes our blades sharper, denser, and more durable than those on regular ceramic knives.

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Francois et Mimi Hammock Two-Tier Fruit Bowl:
Made of Iron
Two-Tier to hold more fruit
Elegant Design
Made to last
Comes in beautiful gift box

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Garlic Press and Peeler Set:
The Best Peeler on The Market:
Simple to use: insert clove -> roll back and forth -> tip out perfectly peeled clove
Extensively tested to identify the best texture and thickness of silicone for optimal peeling
Highly durable and dishwasher safe

The Best Press on The Market:
Solid stainless steel garlic press will last year after year without any corrosion
Ergonomically design so very little effort is required to squeeze
Easily minces both peeled and unpeeled cloves and even works great with ginger!
Easy to clean and totally dishwasher safe

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Yumms Burger Press:
Make burger patties quickly, easily and perfectly to your liking with the Yumms! Gourmet Burger Press! Offering thickness control and effortless removal, it does more with less time and labor than the cheap alternatives.

Makes 1/4" to 1/2" Thick Patties

Whether you like your hamburgers, sausage patties and crab cakes thick, thin or somewhere in between, The Yumms Burger Press gives you perfectly uniform results every time. With the grated lifter and press, your burgers cook evenly every time, too!

Easy Lift Removal

With many burger presses, the patty sticks inside the housing, and is difficult to remove. But the Yumms! Burger Press has an easy lifter to lift the patty right out of the press — no mess, no fuss!

Save 20% on your Yumms! Gourmet Hamburger Press by using our coupon code PRESS222!

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January Book RoundUp 2015

DSCN9140Pop-Out & Paint Dogs & Cats:
Hours of fun for crafty kids! With these clear, fully illustrated, step-by-step instructions, kids ages 8 to 14 can create realistic stand-up paper models of their favorite dog and cat breeds. Simply pop out any of the 20 sturdy templates and use paint, craft paper, and glue to bring it to life! There are 13 dog breeds, including a German Shepherd, a Labrador Retriever, a Beagle, a Jack Russell Terrier, and a Poodle, and 5 cat breeds — a Siamese, a Manx, a Russian Blue, an American Shorthair, and an American Longhair. This third book in the best-selling Pop-Out & Paint series features new techniques, such as rag painting and using a pencil eraser dipped in paint, and includes instructions for making water bowls, leashes, cat toys, and more things a happy pet needs.

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Grace's Guide: The Art of Pretending to Be a Grown-up:
"One of the sharpest, funniest voices on YouTube" (Forbes), comedian Grace Helbig offers an irreverent and illustrated guide to life for anyone faced with the challenge of growing up.

Face it—being a young adult in the digital era is one of the hardest things to be. Well, maybe there are harder things in life…but being an adult is difficult! So Grace Helbig has written a guide that’s perfect for anyone who is faced with the daunting task of becoming an adult.

Infused with her trademark saucy, sweet, and funny voice, Grace’s Guide is a tongue-in-cheek handbook for millennials, encompassing everything a young or new (or regular or old) adult needs to know, from surviving a breakup to recovering from a hangover. Beautifully illustrated and full-color, Grace’s Guide features interactive elements and exclusive stories from Grace’s own misadventures—like losing her virginity solely because her date took her to a Macaroni Grill—and many other hilarious lessons she learned the hard way.

Amusing and unexpectedly educational, this refreshing and colorful guide proves that becoming an adult doesn’t necessarily mean you have to grow up.

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Spices & Seasons: Simple, Sustainable Indian Flavors:
Inspired by the bounty of local produce, mostly from her own backyard, Rinku set out to create recipes for busy, time-strapped home cooks who want to blend Indian flavors into nutritious family meals. Arranged in chapters from appetizers through desserts, the cookbook includes everything from small bites, soups, seafood, meat and poultry, and vegetables, to condiments, breads, and sweets. You'll find recipes for tempting fare like Mango and Goat Cheese Mini Crisps, Roasted Red Pepper Chutney, Crisped Okra with Dry Spice Rub, Smoky Roasted Eggplant and Tomato Puree, and Red Harvest Masala Cornish Hens, to name a few.

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Disney Princess Hairstyles: 40 Amazing Princess Hairstyles With Step by Step images:
Whether your hair is long or somewhat shorter, curly or straight, the step-by-step instructions in the beautifully photographed book, Disney Princess Hairstyles: 40 Amazing Princess Hairstyles With Step by Step Images, will make it possible for you to recreate the gorgeous looks of eleven of Disney's beloved princesses – from Ariel to Mulan, Cinderella to Snow White, and Tiana to Pocahontas.

Disney Princess Hairstyles details forty hairdos, including braids, updos, buns, waves, twists, and ponytails. Among the variety of styles are options that are ideal for both straight and curly hair, as well as for a variety of hair textures. Each hairstyle is created on a real child and meticulously photographed in full color to make even the most complicated coiffure easy to achieve.

The princesses and their accompanying hairstyles include:

    Ariel: Locks of the Ocean – A free-flowing style with two tightly woven braids holding it in place
    Aurora: Aurora's Waves – A cascade of pretty waves
    Belle: Belle's Bow – A distinctive style accented by a charming bow created with your own hair
    Cinderella: Buns and Braids – A pair of beautifully twisted buns highlighted by braids
    Jasmine: High Ponytail – An unusual ponytail perched high on the head
    Merida: Rough and Tough – A tumble of curls balanced on the crown of the head
    Mulan: Mulan's Bun – A lovely bun accessorized by an intertwined ribbon
    Pocanontas: Pocahontas' Hidden Braid – A unique look in which a French braid peeks out from twisted locks of hair
    Rapunzel: Rapunzel's Full Braid – An exquisite variation on the traditional fishtail braid
    Snow White: Braid of Braids – An attractive concoction of braids gathered at the nape of the neck
    Tiana: Tiana's Bun – A gorgeous but easy-to-create topknot

Disney Princess Hairstyles also features "Braidschool," an invaluable section that shows how to construct the basic braids that are fundamental to the Princesses' looks as well as so many other hairstyles. Braidschool includes detailed directions and illustrations for creating traditional, French, Dutch, rope, and fishtail braids.

Try as many hairstyles as you can and use them as inspiration to create your own look. Offering hairdos perfect for special occasions – from parties and proms to weddings – as well as everyday styles, Disney Princess Hairstyles makes it fun and easy for anyone to create looks inspired by Disney's cherished heroines.

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Disney Frozen Hairstyles: Inspired By Anna and Elsa:
If you long to recreate these royal sisters' beautiful braids, buns, and other dazzling hairstyles, Disney Frozen Hairstyles: Inspired by Anna and Elsa is for you. The step-by-step instructions in this gorgeously photographed book make it possible for anyone to replicate these heroines' striking looks.

Truly unique, Disney Frozen Hairstyles is the first book to reveal the secrets behind Anna and Elsa's different coiffures. Each of the twenty-eight hairdos is created on a real child and meticulously photographed in full color to make even the most complicated style easy to achieve.

10913669_10153487838362841_1001448074_nThe book depicts a variety of hairstyles perfect for active girls as well as for special occasions such as parties, proms, and weddings. The many beautiful hairstyles include:

    Elsa's Icy Braid – a loosely woven, thick braid
    Big Braid – a beautiful concoction of four interwoven braids
    Anna's Braids – two simple but lovely braids
    Anna's Crown – a striking alternative to the traditional bun
    Snow Queen – a special bun accented with a flower

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Bru Joy Pizza Cutter Wheel #pizzacutter

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Hi pizza lovers, are you looking for a pizza cutter that is easy to use and gives restaurant style pizza slices?

You've Found It! With a sharper & larger 4" stainless steel blade and a soft, easy to grip and slip-resistant handle, Bru Joy's Pizza Cutter makes sure every slice of your pizza looks as good as these in gourmet pizza restaurants.

Why The Bru Joy Pizza Cutter Wheel is Your Best Choice? Because it –
1. Saves You Time: The extra-large-4" blade slices through even the largest pizza effortlessly. With just one easy roll, you get a perfectly sliced pizza.
2. Delivers Restaurant Style Pizza Presentation: The razor sharp stainless steel blade cuts through any kinds of toppings easily & precisely. You get smartly cut pizza slices every time.
3. Gives Extra Safety Protection: The soft handle is easy to grip and slip-resistant. Even better, the built-in thumb guard protects your finger getting cut.
4. Easy to Clean: Made of top quality stainless steel, the blade is not only easy to clean but also will never rust. Simply wash the wheel in hot soapy water then towel dry. It is dishwasher safe too.
5. Easy to Store: There is a big hanging hole at the end of the handle so you can hang the pizza cutter anywhere.

Features
An extra large 4" stainless steel blade
Soft, easy to grip & non-slippery handle with a built-in finger guard
Heavy-duty
Dish-washer safe

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Very strong and solid. Super sharp blade cuts right through the slices. Super safe as well, as it has a long slip resistant handle, and finger guard for added protection. This makes it easy to slice through my homemade pizza as well as store bought pizza. I have been putting it in the dishwasher and I have not had any problems with rust like other pizza cutters. This is a very well used item in my house and after a few weeks it still looks new and still very sharp. I like it!

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Cooking Penne Carbonara With Colavita #MomsLoveColavita

DSCN9668I got my Colavita items and was excited to see everything I got to try out. I love how everything was packaged.

DSCN9670The items that I got were:
Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Colavita Balsamic Vinegar
Cirio Crushed Tomato with Basil
Colavita Eggplant & Sweet Peppers
Colavita Olive Bruschetta
Colavita Marinara Sauce
Colavita Tomato Basil Sauce
Colavita Penne Rigate
Dal Raccolto Capellini
Dal Raccolto Orchiette
Almond Cantuccini

logo_COLAVITA5743 (1)The Colavita Story

The Colavita family traces its roots to the small town of Sant'Elia a Pianisi, in the Molise region of Italy. It was there, four generations ago, that Giovanni Colavita founded the family olive oil tradition and Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil was born. Over the years, theColavita family became masters at the delicate crafts of "tasting" and blending extra virgin oils from different types of olives grown in Apulia and nearby regions. This skill enabled the family to produce 100% Italian extra virgin olive oil with a consistent fine quality – a skill that sets Colavita apart today from the other leading brands.

Today, the Colavita’s main focus is still bringing consumers authentic Italian extra virgin olive oil; however, the Colavita brand has grown to include many other quality specialty food products that are sold in over 60 countries. Colavita durum wheat semolina pasta, a full selection of balsamic and wine vinegars, traditional and organic pasta sauces, ready-to-serve soups and marinated vegetables, and olive-canola blended oils are the ingredients of choice for chefs in home, restaurant, and professional kitchens worldwide.

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Penne Carbonara, Serves 4-6

Ingredients:
•    1 pound Colavita Penne Rigate
•    1 tablespoon Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil
•    ¼ to ½ pound thick sliced bacon, diced
•    2 cloves garlic, minced
•    3 large eggs
•    Freshly ground pepper
•    1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Preparation:
1.    Cook the penne according to package directions. While the penne cooks, heat the oil in a large skillet; add the bacon and garlic; sauté until the bacon just begins to brown.
2.    Do not over cook the bacon; if it gets too crisp it will not blend well with the penne.
3.    Beat the eggs in a large serving bowl; season well with pepper. Once the penne is cooked, drain it, reserving ½ to 1 cup of the cooking liquid.
4.    Put the hot penne immediately into the bowl containing the beaten eggs and toss well to coat. Add the bacon along with ½ cup grated cheese.
5.    Toss; adding a little pasta water if the mixture seems too dry. Serve immediately in warmed bowls; passing additional cheese.

DSCN9954While the Colavita Penne Rigate was boiling, my mom browned the chopped up bacon with the Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil and minced garlic. This process took about 15 minutes and is very easy to do. Cooking the bacon on a low heat ensures that you don't over cook the bacon. Plus less oil gets splattered.

DSCN9958I don't know about you, but I like to let my bacon sit for a few minutes on paper towel to let the grease drain off. This really helps a lot with my acid reflux. While the bacon set we added in our pepper to the beaten eggs.

DSCN9953We measured out a half cup of freshly grated Parmesan cheese to mix in with the hot Colavita Penne Rigate. We drained the noodles and kept a cup of the hot noodle water on hand. We then mixed the hot noodles, bacon and cheese into the eggs while mixing thoroughly. We only needed to added a little of the water that we kept.

DSCN9964We then placed everything in a serving dish and added a half cup of Parmesan cheese to top it off. My family loved the Penne Carbonara, which I have never had or made before. I am very happy with all the Colavita products and glad that I got to learn about a new product and new recipe. I can't wait to see what else I or my mother cooks with the rest of the Colavita items.

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I participated in this event on behalf of Wendy's Bloggers for Colavita. I received Colavita products to facilitate my review.