#Ozeri Serafino 2 Double Wall Thermo Glasses

I love this time of year, I get to spend my days lounging by the pool enjoying my retirement lifestyle. Okay maybe that is a dream, but I do get to enjoy the condo pool every now and then…

 

Last year I had an issue with keeping my drink cold while at the pool. I would take a bottled water and within 30 minutes it was hot. Apparently, we have rules at our pool and you can only use plastic cups, so I was determined to find something that would keep my drink cold no matter how long I was out there.

I have found the perfect solution to my thirst problem while laying out. The Ozeri Serafino 2 Double Wall Thermo Glass is my perfect solution! These are very durable cups!

 

 

Serafino 2 Double Wall Thermo Glasses is 16 ounces of an insulated wall glasses that keeps my ice from melting for hours. I love its unique shape, I have small hands and a lot of time cups tend to sweat or are too big for me to grab when my hand is wet and slippery. These have a crease in the middle for gripping with no problem.

 

 

Happy National Pancake Day!!

I was thrilled to wake up and realize it is National Pancake Day. I love any reason to not only spend time in the kitchen but have my grandson’s help me. We love to make a variety of pancakes in a variety of sizes. Just for fun today we made our baby, poppy and mickey pancakes!

I love to use any type of pancake mix, but one thing they must have is buttermilk! I was raised on buttermilk pancakes and to this day when I think about pancakes I remember our family’s Sunday morning breakfast time.

I do freeze my leftover pancakes, I hate to waste food! They are so easy to throw in the microwave they next time you want some and taste just as good!

Here are a few we made just for fun, as you can see we top our pancakes off with peanut butter!!

Our Mickey Mouse pancakes.

Poppy Size pancake.

Baby size pancakes!

IHop has free pancake stacks today for a donation. All the money raised is donated, so if you don’t feel like making your own, head that way for a good cause!

Once Again Nut Butter #MomsMeet

 

I love to cook, making food is my passion. I especially like to make things that are healthy or organic. I love knowing I am making foods that won’t harm my family. This is why I was so excited to try Once Again Nut Butter. This butter is gluten free so I can eat it without feeling guilty. I love that this company is employee owned.

 

I received the box with a variety of the kinds of butter, and laminated recipes books loaded with amazing recipes.

The first recipe I tried was Cashew bread. It was amazing! The flavor was better than I could have imagined and it made my home smell so good.

Cashew Bread 1 cup Once Again Organic Cashew Butter 5 large eggs 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar 3/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon Celtic sea salt In a food processor, pulse together cashew butter & eggs until very smooth. Pulse in Apple cider vinegar. Pulse in baking soda & salt. Transfer batter to a greased 9 x 5-inch baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Cool for 2 hours. Wrap in a paper towel, seal in a plastic bag. Refrigerate up to a week.

The next item I tried was the Trail  Mix Cookies using the recipe from the book.

 

Preheat oven to 350 °.
Place all ingredients together in the bowl of a stand mixer.
Mix on medium speed till well incorporated.
Drop tablespoons of dough onto a parchment- lined cookie sheet.
Bake for 12 – 14 minutes; Until cookies are set but still soft.
Remove from oven and let cool.
Don’t forget to share!☺

The were so chewy and flavorful, I am now converted. These flavors of Once Again Nut Butters can be used for so many items.

Did you know Nut Butters have many health benefits !?!

I have listed a few for you:

1. Good source of Protein

2. Almond Butter had the most fiber of all the nuts.

3. Nut Butters fight bad cholesterol

4. Nut Butters contain healthful nutrients.

5. They can satisfy a sweet tooth.

Check out their social network to stay up to date on their latest products:

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Nutri Ninja Nutri Bowl Duo #ninjakitchen

I love having everything I need in the kitchen readily available. Especially because most evenings I am so busy trying to get supper ready. Of course, my kitchen space is small so what I keep on my counter must be multi-purpose. This why I love my new Nutri Ninja & Bowl Duo….

Having one item that does so many functions is a life saver. It makes my life easy and in turn saves me time. It can make smoothies, you can use it to extract, use it for a fusion mix, fusion chop, and fusion dough.  This one item can help make your entire meal.

 

I love the AutoIQ Boost option. Using this breaks down all the ingredients which help the consistency of the item. If you like it thicker then choose no. The set comes with a recipe book that offers 75 recipes! I love how it not only tells you what ingredients to add but which options on your ninja to use.

 

You can make everything from milkshakes, smoothies, to meals. There are so many options to use this for. I tried the BLT salad and several other recipes. I am in love. I actually feel like a pro in the kitchen.  You can find all their recipes here: http://www.ninjakitchen.com/recipes/filter?q=&sort=Newest&tags=148

 

 

Product Description

The Nutri Ninja | Ninja Blender Duo with Auto-iQ technology provides intelligent processing that combines timed pulsing, blending, and pausing functions that do the work for you. Our Nutri Ninja Pro Extractor Blades break down whole fruits, vegetables, ice and seeds for nutrient & vitamin extraction*. Our XL 72 oz.** blender’s Total Crushing Blades pulverize ice to snow in seconds.

This Nutri Ninja comes with a 1-year warranty.

 

Sun Basket Meals Gluten Free Roasted Pork Chops Recipe #sunbasket

Roasted Pork Chops with Sweet Potato hash and cilantro pesto

 

I am so excited, I received my Sun Basket meals today and already made the first meal!! Roasted pork chops with sweet potato hash and cilantro pesto, I am not a master chef but this was super easy and so yummy!!  I received three meals in separate bags, the meat was at the bottom of the box in ice packs.

 

 

I have to admit I was a little worried because I and the kitchen aren’t always friends. I like simple and can cook simple meals great. Like growing up in South Georgia, I learned how to make fried foods, mashed potatoes, and brown gravy. So trying new things is a little scary for me. The Sun Basket Meals can be ordered and delivered to your door with everything you will need to make a meal!!

Right now you get three meals free with your order!!

 

 

This was a little out of my comfort zone, so imagine my hubby’s surprise when he came home to this gourmet meal I cooked! He thought I spent all day in the kitchen making this!!

 

 

These ingredients made the perfect size meal for my hubby and I. We loved the flavor and how easy it was to make! I was able to make it within 25 minutes and it tasted amazing! The flavors together are amazing, I would never have thought I could make something so good and pretty!

 

 

Each recipe has fresh organic ingredients and easy recipes delivered, with Paleo, Gluten-free and Vegetarian options.

You have a step by step guide to walk you through exactly what to do! I love knowing I had all the ingredients I needed. I hate when I want to make something and do not have everything I need!

Ninja Coffee Bar System #ninjacoffeebar

Living in South Texas has its advantages and disadvantages….

The advantages by far outweigh the disadvantages!  I love being able to walk outside and see all the stars in the clear sky. I love knowing that while driving I will always see a tractor or a cowboy on a horse walking down the road. I love how everyone tips their hats and says yes ma’am still. The cons, of course, are only a couple, the weather changes from day to day and it takes an hour to get anywhere.

I love coffee and usually can only get the good stuff when I go to town once a week. Since it is so far away, I spend a lot of money for that cup of coffee, I will get hot specialty coffee on cold days and cold specialty coffee on hot days. I am excited to finally get the Ninja Coffee Bar System. This coffee bar makes both hot and cold coffee. It is easy to operate and makes a cup or a pot quickly.

The first cup I made was a creme de caramel coffee. The coffee bar came with 20 recipes, I am determined to try them all!  This was so much better than any specialty coffee I have ever had. I love how rich tasting it was.

I love knowing that I am able to make all of my favorite coffees anytime I crave them. I don’t have to wait till I go to town anymore. If you like saving a ton of money and having your favorite drinks anytime, then you really need a Ninja Coffee Bar System.

Here is a basic video of the Ninja Coffee bar. I love the frother option and being able to make a cup or pot depending on what everyone wants.

Description:

Ninja Coffee Bar® System

New Ninja Coffee Bar System is a better than a coffee house experience, at home, that you can’t get anywhere else.

Provides integrated frother, six brew sizes, five brew types, including the Ninja exclusive Café Forte – which amplifies the natural subtle flavors of your favorite coffee, for a sensationally different and delicious coffee experience!

I received this product for review purposes, although this is 100 my own opinion.

Ozeri INSTAVAC Green Earth Food Storage Container Set #Ozeri

With three grandsons running around, I have to keep fruit and other finger foods in stock. I have found that they are more willing to eat healthy if they can see it and it is easy for them to get to. This is why I am hooked on the Ozeri Instavac Green Food Storage Container Set. This easy to lock set includes 4 stackable containers that have instant vacuum to help preserve the food for a longer period of time. You can put food in and the see through containers help my grandkids know exactly what they want and are getting.

 

 

They are light weight and dishwasher safe, so after each use, I can throw them in the dishwasher to use again. I like knowing you can close the lid and vacuum the air out. This is not only helping food last longer, but helping me teach my grandsons how to eat healthy and keep food longer. The bottom is wavy to keep the food from sitting in moisture.

 

 

Most importantly these containers are shatterproof so when those little hands accidently drop them, you don’t have to worry about them cracking! The kids can tote them all over and they will last.

 

Ozeri

Description:

  • Instant vacuum freshness without pumps, motors or confusing parts; Simply press down on the lid and air is forced out via the one-way valve
  • Patented valve removes excess air to reduce naturally occurring bacteria; It also releases pressure to prevent spills and splatters in microwaves
  • Wave pattern on bottom of each container keeps cut fruit and vegetables elevated from water and juices
  • Handy date dial allows you to record when food was first stored and monitor days kept in the refrigerator
  • BPA-free, stain-resistant, shatter-proof and as transparent as glass; Freezer, microwave, and dishwasher safe; Satisfaction guaranteed

Cajun Rice – Ozeri 12″ Green Frying Pan #Ozeri

We have a weekly potluck dinner at our church. We usually decide the week before what theme we are going to fix and somehow it all turns out! This week we decided on a cajun theme dinner. So I found my grandmothers cajun rice recipe. She lived in Lousiana her whole life and could make some of the best cajun food I have ever eaten. This being my favorite so naturally, I wanted to try and make it.

 

 

Of course, I can’t make this without my go-to pan from Ozeri! I love how heavy duty, non-stick and easy to clean up this pan is. I used a teaspoon of oil and rub it with a paper towel I have never had an issue with it sticking. It comes with a felt cover to place inside while not using so you don’t have to worry about other pans scratching it when you stack them for storage.

This pan is 12” Green Earth Frying Pan by Ozeri, with Textured Ceramic Non-Stick Coating from Germany (100% PTFE, PFOA and APEO Free)

I have used several Ozeri pans for a long time and have never had them chip off like the other non-stick pans. On an average, I use my pan about 4 times a week. I do hand wash it after each use and don’t put it in the dishwasher, but have never had an issue with the handle or the non-stick material. They still look as nice as they did the day I got them.

 

So you can see why I love using it to make all of my favorite dishes, I am not ashamed to take the food in the pan and serve it! I always get compliments about it. Needless to say, this was a big hit at church, not only did I have very little left to take home but later that afternoon when I had to clean the pan it was so easy. I can’t wait to make my next project in my new pan, this size is perfect for my hungry family!!

My grandmother’s recipe is a little time-consuming but so worth it. If you love cajun food, then you must try it! Please read the instructions to make sure your pan will have a long life.

 

Recipe:

1 lb hot Italian sausage

1 small yellow onion diced

2 peppers ~ yellow, orange, red, or green – sliced

1 cup celery ~ finely chopped

8 Tb of butter

1 1/2 cup of rice

4- 41/2 cup water or chicken stock Seasoning

1 tb paprika

2 tb Himalayan salt

1/4 tsp dry mustard

1/4 tsp dried oregano leaves

1/4 tsp thyme leaves

1/4 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp black pepper

Brown sausage till no longer pink. Drain. Sauté vegetables in the butter just till slightly tender. Combine the rest of the ingredients in a skillet and bring to a boil stirring a few time. Lower heat and cover 25 to 30 minutes until rice is tender. Enjoy!

Condo Living!! Ozeri Wine Opener #Ozeri

My husband and I are counting down the days till he can retire… We recently bought a condo on the water and can not wait to enjoy more time there. My first addition to the condo was my Ozeri Wine Opener. We love sitting outside in the evening listening and watching the waves while having a drink. I realized a long time ago, my go to drink is wine, the problem is I have no strength in my hands in order to tightly hold the bottle while trying to manually twist a cork off. A few years ago we found the Ozeri Wine Opener and since then this is all I use. So naturally I had to have one at the condo also.

I love how long the opener lasts after charging it. I haven’t recharged it since the first time. So far it is running just as strong as it did initially. I would say I use it once every couple weeks. It looks so sleek and impresses the guest so I don’t mind leaving it on the counter for everyone to admire.

Right now I am into different Moscato Wines, I love how sweet and smooth they taste. I usually add kiwi to it to give it an even sweeter taste. I have never liked red or dry wine, but love trying different white ones. I was at a friends Christmas party and tried this sparkly Moscato Wine and fell in love with it. If you like sweet wine then this is a must try!

This wine opener also comes with an aerator. I love using it. It helps the wine’s flavor and you will be so shocked at how wonderful the wine tastes. It makes the wine taste like a really expensive wine! Aerating wine causes oxidation and evaporation (getting rid of volatile undesirable compounds). This helps it keep that fresh sparkly flavor.

 

12″ Green Frying Pan – #Ozeri Spaghetti Dinner

I received this product for review purposes from Ozeri, although this is 100% my opinion.

 

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I love making homemade spaghetti.  This is my husbands favorite quick meal. What I don’t like is running out of room in the frying pan. I prefer to brown my meat and sauces in the same pan. This 12″ pan is the perfect size for me to cook the whole meal in one pan.

It is super easy to clean up after each use and comes  with an amazing felt cover so you can stack your pans without fear of scratching it. These pans heat up evenly and work really well.

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Use this awesome 12″ Green Frying Pan to make it all in one pan!

Easy Spaghetti Recipe:

Saute 1 pound ground beef, 1/2 cup onions and 1/2 cup mushrooms with a tsp salt and pepper.

Directions

  • Prep  15 m

  • Cook 1 h 10 m

  • Ready In 1 h 25 m

  1. Combine ground beef, onion, garlic, and green pepper in a large saucepan. Cook and stir until meat is brown and vegetables are tender. Drain grease.
  2. Simmer on low for 1 hour

“Product Description

Size:  12-Inch

Utilizing GREBLON — an ultra-safe dual ceramic coating from Germany, the Green Earth Pan by Ozeri is one of the world’s first frying pans to achieve non-stick perfection while remaining absolutely free of PTFE, PFOA and APEO. Conventional cookware and other ceramic cookware brands achieve their non-stick performance through a coating of PTFE (PolyTetraFluoroEthylene), a synthetic substance that has waxy properties. At very high temperatures, PTFE begins to decompose and release fumes which are documented to be lethal to birds and small pets, and can be harmful to humans. In addition, traditional pans incorporating PTFE are often manufactured with the aid of PFOA (PerFluoroOctanoic Acid), which the EPA has classified as a ‘persistent pollutant of the environment’, and APEO (Alkylphenol ethoxylates), which are under restricted use in Germany due to environmental concerns about their poor biodegradability, toxicity to aquatic life, and potential to act as endocrine disrupters. With the Green Earth Pan’s GREBLON ceramic from Germany, even under high temperatures, no harmful toxic substances are ever released into the environment. This is because the Green Earth Pan utilizes an inert, 100% ceramic coating inspired by nature – not a laboratory. The Green Earth Pan’s ceramic coating is completely free of PTFE, PFOA and APEO substances, and far more durable and scratch-resistant than other non-stick surfaces. With better non-stick properties, the Green Earth Pan allows you to saute, fry, bake, boil and braise with as little as half the amount of oil normally used, and cleaning is a breeze. The Green Earth Pan by Ozeri is made of the highest quality die-cast aluminum that allows for even cooking and fantastic browning without hot spots. It boasts a magnetized bottom for rapid heat transfer on induction stoves, and a heat resistant silicone coated handle. This version of the Green Earth Pan features a honeycomb ceramic cooking surface that provides small air pockets for even greater heat distribution beneath food and a superior cooking performance. Your satisfaction is guaranteed. GREBLON ceramic made by Weilburger GmbH, Germany. Final assembly in China.”

12″ Green Frying Pan