Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Cooking With Beans Book Review

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

 I grew up in the South eating beans! I love beans, but they can be boring. Rhiana Jones has come up with great creative and cheap ways to make easy meals with beans in Cooking With Beans.

Cooking With Beans is 40 pages filled with exciting 5 chapters of yummy recipes from breakfast to snack. You'll get your fill of beans. My favorite recipe is the BBQ Baked Beans of course!

You can purchase the Kindle edition for only $0.99.


Description:
Pinto beans, garbanzo, lentils and black, beans of all types are a frugal and nutritious ingredient for any dish.

Beans are low in fat, high in protein and vitamin C. They give you a great big nutritional bang for a little tiny monetary buck. They're also packed with fiber which helps you keep a healthy digestive track. 

Unfortunately, they can also sometimes be a little boring. Check out Cooking with Beans for some easy, frugal and very tasty recipes to take the boring out of beans. These family friendly meals will also turn your kids onto the goodness of beans.

Don’t eat beans for all their health and pocketbook attributes; eat them because they’re delicious and versatile. In Cooking with Beans, Rhiana Jones shows you how to give low-cost dried or canned beans a starring role from breakfast, lunch, and snacks to dinner and dessert—yes, there are three dessert recipes. 

Packed with vitamins, minerals, and fiber, legumes are a great choice if you’re watching your money or your weight; if you want a low-fat food that’s also high in protein; or if you want to prepare for a disaster with a long-lasting, easy-to-store food that can be part of your everyday life.


I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

One Sweet Cupcake Blog Tour

Disclosure: I received a book in exchange for participation.



Janell Brown is proud to host a blog tour for her new book, One Sweet Cupcake from November 11–27.
One Sweet Cupcake is the ultimate guide to baking, decorating, and presenting beautiful cupcakes. Janell Brown gives expert advice on what equipment you’ll need, how to add and mix ingredients just right, and what techniques to use. You’ll also learn the basics of cupcake decorating, along with ideas for themes, seasons and holidays and decorating with kids. Learn all these sweet secrets for making your cupcakes look and taste professional.

Meet the Author:
Janell Brown began decorating cakes and cupcakes as a hobby. This natural talent was contained until she made the decision to open her first storefront. She has seen nonstop growth ever since. Winning the national TV program ‘Cupcake Wars’ has increased her brand awareness throughout Utah and the United States. She has also won multiple awards, including BEST Cupcakes and BEST Wedding Cakes in Salt Lake County.

Friday, November 22, 2013

NutriCrystal Wireless Smart Food Scale Review




The NutriCrystal Wireless Smart Food Scale is actually a great food scale to use when out shopping or when you want to know about different food products. I connected mine to my Android phone and was ready to go.

Product Description
NutriCrystal Wireless Smart Food Scale is the world's first Bluetooth Smart Ready Food scale that comes with a huge selections of mobile applicaiton in iOS and Android to help people track their daily nutrients intake. Based on customer feedback, these some of the applications:

- People dealing with weight related issues are using the scale to do portion control with their own home cook meal
- Parents with type I diabetes children use our scale to educate their children how much carbohydrate their children have consumed
- Body Builders use our scale to track the sources of their protein intake.
- Individuals who want to make sure that their family members and themselves are receiving sufficient vitamins from their daily food consumption.
- And many more.....


I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Seasons Harvest Spirit Salad Dressing Review and Giveaway-#sponsored #review #giveaway

Disclosure: I received a product for review. However, all opinions are my own.

When it comes to cooking, this sassy Southern granny loves to try new products! When I got the chance to try Seasons Harvest Spirit Salad Dressing, my taste buds started dancing. I received my gift set in the mail which contained Wildberry and Peach 'N Herb. Let my tell y'all, in the South we love our peaches and wild berries. These yummy in in tummy flavors are so mouth watering good, I could just eat them both right out of the bowl!

Both of the delicious flavors are all natural and fat-free. You can marinate your favorite meat or veggies. There's a hundred and one ways to get creative with this yummy salad dressings. My hubby loves to marinate steak to throw on the grill. I love to drench broccoli or add a dash to my favorite veggie medley. Which ever way you choose to use Seasons Harvest Spirit Salad Dressing you're sure to make your taste buds dance and you're tummy say yummy.

The gift set is offered in different varieties which retails for $15.75 but right now you can take 50% off at checkout. The Spirit Salad Dressing Gift Set  comes in three choices: Lemon Herb & Wild Berry, Exotic Asian & Lemon Herb, or Lemon Herb & Peach 'n Herb.

Also, be sure to submit your favorite way to use Seasons Harvest: They're collecting ideas for a new "Recipes" page.  They'd love an email from you telling us your favorite ways to use our products.

One lucky reader can also win a Spirit Salad Dressing Gift Set courtesy of Seasons Harvest. Just enter on the Rafflecopter below. US only. 

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Friday, October 11, 2013

Ultimate Party Meatballs Infographic

Disclosure: I received Heinz®, Johnsonville® and Ocean Spray® products in exchange for sharing this recipe. All thoughts and opinions are my own.


Tuesday, September 24, 2013

MIRA Digital Kitchen Scale with Stainless Steel Bowl Review



As a cook one of the most important kitchen tools you can have is a food scale. I was pleasantly surprised when I receive my MIRA Digital Kitchen Scale. I've used different brands in the past, but this scale is the best one so far. It's lightweight, easy to use, and I love the fact it comes with a stainless steel bowl. I don't have to search all over the place for a measuring bowl. I have to give MIRA Digital Kitchen Scale with Stainless Steel Bowl five stars. The food scale is a plus is any cooks kitchen. You can purchase this great scale at Amazon for only $27.99 (a savings of 40%).

Product Description
  • Easy to use digital kitchen food scale from MIRA Brands. With a 11 lb capacity, an easily readable large display with blue backlight, tare function and a large mixing bowl, it is easy to prepare food with precision.
  • This food scale is equipped with 4 high precision sensors to give you an accurate reading every time.
  • With the ST95 digital kitchen scale you will get a stainless steel mixing bowl to help you weigh flour, or anything that will fall off a plate.
  • Use it as a baking scale. The tare function will let you zero out the bowl and contents to only measure the new ingredient.
  • Capacity: 5kg/11lb. Weight units: g/fl.oz/lb:oz/ml. Graduation: 1g/0.1fl.oz/0.1oz/1ml
  • You can combine ingredients accurately with this easy to use digital kitchen food scale from MIRA Brands. With a 11 lb capacity, an easily readable large display with blue back light, tare function and a large mixing bowl, the MIRA ST95 food scale/kitchen scale is equipped with 4 high precision sensors to give you an accurate reading every time. With the ST95 you will get a 9.6 inches/ 24.5 cm wide stainless steel mixing bowl to help you weigh flour, baking ingredients or anything that will fall off a plate. As this food scale has a Tare function you can also zero out the bowl and contents and weigh whatever you need. This food scale can measure in grams, ounces and pounds.
  • Can be used while baking, canning foods like preserves, vegetables. For measuring foods for portion control, dieting, weight control.
  • With the ST95 you will get a 9.6 in / 24.5cm wide stainless steel mixing bowl. 3 X AAA batteries, and user guide.
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Monday, September 16, 2013

DEVO Oil and Vinegar – September Special-Chicken Veggie Medley

Disclosure: I was given DEVO oil to help facilitate my post. All opinions are 100% mine and not influenced in any way.


I'm a Devo Diva and this is the first month I get to try the great flavor combinations of olive oil and balsamic vinegar. September's combination is Jalapeno White Balsamic Vinegar  and Roasted Onion and Cilantro Extra Virgin Olive Oil . I love these great flavors and couldn't wait to make a yummy in your tummy dish. This month I created Chicken Veggie Medley.

This is a simple and easy dish to make with only a few ingredients.


Ingredients:
4 boneless, skinless  small chicken breast
1 bunch broccoli florets(about 1 cup)
1 cup cooked rotini pasta
1 15 oz. can sweet corn-drained
1 small bag frozen carrots-thawed
Devo  Jalapeno White Balsamic Vinegar
Devo Roasted Onion and Cilantro Extra Virgin Olive Oil 


Directions:
Add 4 tablespoons olive oil to skillet and add chicken breasts. Cook over medium heat until cooked thoroughly. Remove from heat,drain excess oil on paper towel, chill in refrigerator.
Toss veggies and pasta in balsamic vinegar(to taste) in large salad bowl
Remove chicken and chop into bite size pieces, toss with pasta-veggie mixture. Serve chilled.

Enjoy y'all!