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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.

✓ 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

▷ 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

– 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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Non-Stick Silicone Baking Mat With Measurements #bakingmat

DSCN9462* This is a USA Half Size Baking Mat – 16-1/2" x 11" (280x420mm) – Custom designed cutted corners fits perfectly a 13"x18" pan.

* Manufactured using FDA and LFGB approved materials – Made of fiber cloths covered with the best food grade silicone

* BakeitFun Baking Mat doesn't require any grease, get rid of the extra fat or shortenings – Cook Nontoxic: Our mat is BPA free.

* Non-Stick surface eliminates the need to scrub – Keep your baking sheets always clean – Just rinse with warm water and air dry or dish wash, then roll it and store.

* Reusable mat with outstanding heat conductivity – Perfect to use in oven, microwave or freezer – Takes up to -40F (-40 C) degrees to 450F (230 C) degrees – Flavors or odors will not penetrate the baking mat


I was nerves to try the Non-Stick Silicone Baking Mat with measurements as I have never used one before. I kept thinking the baking mat would melt or my cookies would taste different after baking on this mat. Well to my relief the baking mat worked great and nothing happened. Now I don't have to waste money on new baking pans every few years as they would get really bad looking with baked of residue. I also can stop throwing out aluminum foil after baking as the baking mat helps live a greener lifestyle. My son even thought like I did and when I put corn dogs on the baking mat and put it in the oven he freaked out and thought it was going to melt. I am loving my baking mat and glad I got to try one out.

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Guest: OvenArt Silicone Muffin Pan Giveaway 10/18 Daily US

OvenArt-Silicone-Muffin-Pan-GiveawayHosted by: Queen of Savings

Sponsor: OvenArt Bakeware

100% Pure Food-Grade Silicone. No Fillers. OvenArt silicone bakeware is safer than metal bakeware treated with popular non-stick coatings containing PFOA. Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) is a chemical labeled a toxic carcinogen by the EPA Premium quality OvenArt silicone does not contain bulk plastic fillers like cheaper alternatives. Scrub-Free, Easy To Clean OvenArt's unique high-gloss finish makes the baking surface non-porous for added non-stick properties. This helps you save time and energy by avoiding the frustrations of food sticking to your pan. Muffins easily pop out of the pan and clean-up is a breeze. Simply season your OvenArt pan before first use with a light coating of cooking spray or oil for optimal lifetime performance. No Need For Muffin Cups Or Cupcake Liners Never buy disposable muffin cups again! Save money and be environmentally friendly at the same time. Superior Materials Exceeds All European and FDA Safety Standards OvenArt silicone bakeware is made with the highest quality materials and complies with European and FDA health and food safety standards OvenArt is used by professional and commercial chefs in the U.S. and Europe. Experience the OvenArt difference today.

Prize: OvenArt Silicone Muffin Pan

Dates: 10/4-10/18

Open to: US Residents 18+

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Banana Walnut Bread Recipe made using KitchenMade Stainless Steel Measuring Cups

By: Edna Myers

From: Thoughts of Happiness

Measuring Cups The KitchenMade Stainless Steel Measuring Cups are a very durable set. Heavier than a cheap set and well made to withstand the clanging and banging that happens in a busy kitchen! Plastic measuring cups don't hold a candle to these stainless steel measuring cups. Plus, they are very easy to clean up when you are done! Wash them by hand or stick them in the dishwasher safely!

When you receive a new kitchen gadget, what is the first thing you want to do? Use it of course! Are you ready to see the KitchenMade Stainless Steel Measuring Cups at work? Great! Let's get going! Time to see what we decided to create! 

Banana Walnut Bread

Banana Walnut BreadMoist and delicious Banana Walnut Bread is a simple recipe that is timeless! A true crowd pleaser! I only have one issue with this recipe! I make it to give away and end up eating it.


3 Very Ripe Bananas

1/3 C. Melted Butter

3/4 C. Sugar

1 Egg, beaten

1 tsp. Vanilla Extract

1 tsp. Baking Soda

Pinch of Salt

1 1/2 C. of all-purpose Flour

1/2 C Walnuts, chopped

Preheat oven to 350F and butter a 4×8-inch loaf pan.

In a large mixing bowl, mash the ripe bananas with a fork.

Use a wooden spoon to stir the melted butter into the mashed bananas.

Mix in the baking soda and salt. 

Stir in the sugar, beaten egg, and vanilla extract.

Mix in the flour.

Fold in the chopped walnuts.

Pour batter into prepared loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour at 350F or until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean.

Remove from oven and cool completely on a rack. Remove the banana bread from the pan. Slice and serve.

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Banana Walnut Bread Recipe

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Mom’s All Homemade 4th of July Cookout

Table all setMy mom loves to cook and bake. When ever there is a holiday my mom will have us over for dinner. Everything my mom makes is all homemade and you can taste it. This time my mom had my extra camera and did step by step pictures, so I could do a post on my site. The following is all pretty much my mom's work. I am just putting the post together for her. My mom will show you how to make Potato salad, Macaroni salad, Pistachio pudding salad and quick and easy corn on the cob.

Potatoe Salad6 to 8 Potatoes boiled in their skins — cool to room temperature then refrigerate in their skins ( this keeps the starch in the potatoes )
6 to 8 eggs boiled, peeled refrigerated

Salad saucePotato Salad:
Peel potatoes and cube
Slice eggs in half, put yokes in food processor for silky smooth sauce (keep 2 eggs to slice over top of the finished salad)
pulse the yokes till they are fine crumbles then add:
1 cup mayo
2 tablespoons mustard
1 teaspoon garlic salt
Pulse to combine into a silky sauce
salt and pepper to taste
Add sliced celery, radishes and minced onions to taste. I like a lot of veggies so I slice at least 4 or 5 ribs of celery, 3 radishes and I mince up about 1/2 onion really fine so my picky daughter cannot see it!!
Gently stir all together in a really big bowl – slice the 2 remaining eggs and lay on top then sprinkle with paprika

Potato SaladMacaroni Salad:
Same sauce as for potato salad
Boil 1 – 16oz. box of any shape pasta and cool ( do not rinse ) We need the starch on the pasta.
Boil eggs, peel and refrigerate then follow steps as above
I add the same veggies as for potato salad, then add 1/2 pound of cubed ham and 1/4 pound of cubed Colby/Jack cheese
Stir gently and top with slice eggs, dust with paprika

Macaroni SaladKeeping the starch in the potatoes and on the pasta helps to prevent the salads from getting watery. Remember: if you have a picky eater that you must chop the veggies very small, my picky girl is 34 years old and hates her veggies !! Hope you enjoy these.

Pistachio Pudding SaladPistachio Pudding Salad:
1 small box instant pistachio pudding mixed well with 1  lg.can of crushed pineapple and the juice
than add 3/4 cup finely chopped pecans, a large amount ( 1/2 bag) of mini marshmallows multi colored is my daughters favorite and 8oz. of cool whip. Stir gently and put in serving vessel. For those of us old enough – this used to be called the WATERGATE SALAD.

Pistachio Pudding SaladMicrowave cornNow for the corn on the cob. After you husk your corn and clean it you can wrap it plastic wrap. Make sure to cut strips of paper towel for easy opening. Do not, I repeat DO NOT put butter on the corn. If you do the plastic wrap will melt. After your corn is all wrapped you can put it in the microwave. You microwave for 3 minutes then turn it and go for another 3 minutes and then serve. The corn is done to perfection.

microwave cornMom's baked goods

Mom made cup cakes and Blue Berry Buckle

BBQ chickenMom's secret to the perfect BBQ chicken is to par boil it first and while still warm put it in a sealable dish and seal it with your BBQ sauce. When the chicken cools it will suck the sauce in. Then you put it on the grill to warm it up and to give it that grilled taste.

my plateThis was my dinner plate and I had BBQ chicken, grilled pork loin, potato & mac salad.

Mom's plateThis is my mom's dinner plate and she had black stuffed olives.

Hubby & IAfter dinner we went downtown to watch the fireworks. The day was great and I was able to spend quality time with my family and friends

FireworksDowntown in Grand Rapids, Michigan 2014

Guest: Pure Vanilla Extract Giveaway 7/20 Daily US

Welcome to the Pure Vanilla Extract Giveaway!

Sponsored by: Nielsen-Massey

Hosted by: Savory Savings & Gloriously Green Gal

Did you know that July is National Ice Cream month?  With 31 days of deliciousness upon us, it may be time to whip up some homemade ice cream a time or two.  Krista over at Savory Savings recently shared her Coconut Vanilla Ice Cream recipe featuring the delicious vanilla from Nielsen-Massey – be sure to check it out and save it for a hot day later this month!

How would you like to win a bottle of pure vanilla extract from Nielsen-Massey?  If you would like a chance to win, enter with the Giveaway Tool below.  If you have won a Nielsen-Massey giveaway anytime from another blog in the last 12 months, you are not eligible to win this giveaway.  The giveaway will run from July 6 through July 20, 2014 at 11 PM CST and is open to US residents, ages 18 and older.  Entries will be verified.  Winner will be notified via email (consider adding [email protected] to your safe list) – winner will have 48 hours to respond and claim prize or another winner will be selected.

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Fresh Homemade Apple Pie #freshfuitbowl #BBBProduct

Disclosure: SDSG got this product as part of an advertorial.

Apple pie

I was asked to make a fresh fruit item to introduce the new Fresh Fruit Bowl that is being sold exclusively at Bed Bath & Beyond. I asked my mom what she wanted to make with me and she said an apple pie. So I went out and bought the apples and pre made pie crusts.

crustI unrolled the pre made pie crusts and put them in the pie pans while my mom was peeling and cutting up the red and green apples. To keep the apples from turning brown we put them in cold water with lemon juice.

apple fillingMy mom mixed up the apple pie filling. Then my husband put the filling in the pie pans. I loved having my husband helping my mom, I was then free to take pictures. Plus I thought it was cute seeing my husband in the kitchen with my mom.

Apple Pie Filling:

6 cups thinly sliced, peeled apples (4 medium red & 4 medium green)
3/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 tablespoon lemon juice


Then my mom and husband drizzled Carmel and toffee sauce on the pies before the crumble topping was put on. This makes the pie taste oh so good.

crumble topping

My husband mixed the ingredients up for the crumble topping while my mom kept adding to it. My husband would think he was done mixing and my mom would add more butter it was so funny to watch.

Crumble Topping:

1 cup brown sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup butter, diced

carmel drizzelTo finish the apple pies my husband drizzled Carmel sauce on the tops. Then we bake the pies for 40 to 45 minutes or until apples are tender and crust is golden brown at 400 degrees. Cover edge of crust with 2- to 3-inch wide strips of foil after first 15 to 20 minutes of baking to prevent excessive browning. Cool for at least 2 hours before serving.

apple pieThe apple pie was so good and didn't last long in my house. My family loved it and I am glad we were able to make this with my mom. This was a great day that will forever be in my memories.
fruit bowlFor the Fresh Fruit Bowl I thought to use it for what it was made for. My mom and I cut up cantaloupe, watermelon and honeydew melon. To top off all the fresh cut up melon my husband got large grapes to mix in with it. The fresh fruit was a great snack on the warm days we have been having. Everyone loved being able to get a bowl of cold fruit when ever they wanted to snack. The bowl works great and kept the fruit fresh more than a week then it was gone.

fresh fruitDisclaimer: Individuals can enter the Good Cook Fresh Fruit Bowl contest on multiple participating blog sites to increase their chances of winning. However, one prize will be awarded per promotion. If an individual wins a Good Cook prize on two or more bloggers’ sites, they will only qualify to receive one prize. Limit one Good Cook win every 6 months.

Now for the giveaway: One lucky person will win a Fresh Fruit Bowl. This is open to US and ends 7/27/14 @ 5:59 pm est. To enter, Simply do the tasks on the Giveaway Tools widget below and you're set to have a chance to win! Remember you can't win if you don't enter. It only takes one entry to win!

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Guest: BrylaneHome 2-Bowl Stand Mixer Giveaway 6/13 Daily US

BrylaneHome 2-Bowl Stand Mixer Giveaway June 9-13, 2014 Open to US

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Sponsored by BrylaneHome Organized by Celebrate Woman Today

Stand mixers are not for everybody. If you do not bake or make huge portions, this mixer probably would be a white elephant on your kitchen counter. But for those who are avid bakers and yummy things makers – this 2 Bowl Stand Mixer is a find! It's reliable. It's sturdy. It will last you for years. Once you bond with this machine, you won't be able to live without it! BryalneHome 2 Bowl Stand Mixer Features

  • With 2-qt. and 4-qt. stainless steel bowls, it is designed with min-max speeds, stay-put suction feet, retractable cord and turbo speed button for extra power
  • ETL listed
  • 500-watts
  • dimensions: 14"H x 13"W x 8½"D

The smaller and larger bowls come handy when you bake something with multiple preparation steps. And when you need a quick recipe for just your family quickly, a small bowl could be used as well. The mixing part is important. Stainless steel beaters are powerful enough to mix the dough, cookie batter, cream and butter, eggs, meat and whatever you need for your recipes. Truly versatile, this mixer is a must-have to widen and explore our cooking repertoire. It is fast and allows for speed regulation as well. So, what would be your first recipes to try on it? How about French Macarons? It's hard to make these without a mixer. But with this machine, all things become possible! We are happy to offer this BrylaneHome 2 Bowl Stand Mixer as our amazing prize.

Prize – BrylaneHome 2-Bow Stand Mixer

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Ends at 11:59pm EDT on June 13, 2014

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Winning Entry #16177 Lauryn R.

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Baker’s Mat – Silicone Baking Mat

Disclosure: SDSG got this product as part of an advertorial.

baker's matThe silicone mat replaces the need for parchment paper and cooking sprays. FDA approved, dishwasher safe, also cleans easily with soap and water. Lays flat, great for baking cookies, rolling dough, making candy or pizza dough. The Baker's Mat easily handles the extreme temperatures of the freezer, microwave and all types of ovens, and even the dishwasher. Withstands temperatures from -40°F to 480°F (-40°C to 249°C).

baking matI am in love with this Baker's Mat. I can take cookies that my mom made up for me and bake them on this mat or to cool on the mat. I never use anything like this before and I love how flexible this Baker's mat is. No more cookie sheets being ruin because of residue. This mat can be rolled up for easy storage. I can clean this Baker's Mat with a soapy sponge and one wipe. The quality is great and so far it has held up to my abuse with no signs of wear. I LOVE IT!!!

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Guest: PB Crave Giveaway 6/15 US

Welcome to the PB Crave Giveaway!!

Hosted by: The Cheshire Cat's Looking Glass

Sponsored by: PB Crave

Cheshire Cat's family loves peanut butter, so they tried it with a twist. Each jar has wild honey and smells great. Now available at Walmart Supercenters and Cost Plus World Market stores across the US find them a store near you with their store locater found on their homepage on www.pbcrave.com.


1 lucky winner will win a PB Crave 4 Flavor Variety Pack ( $28.92 Value).

This giveaway is open from 6/1/14 – 6/15/14

Winner must reside in continental US (due to shipping)

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