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Monday, October 3, 2016

Werthers Caramel Chunk Cookies!

Yield: 12 cookies
Prep Time: 25 min
Cook Time 20 min
Total Time: 45 MIN


24 (about 7 oz.) Werther‘s Original Baking Caramels, unwrapped
1¼ cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. salt
1 stick (4 oz.) unsalted butter, softened
½ cup granulated sugar
½ cup lightly packed brown sugar
1 egg
½ tsp. vanilla


1. Cut each caramel into 4 pieces. Place caramel pieces in a medium bowl and add flour, baking soda, and salt. Stir gently to mix dry ingredients and to coat each caramel piece; set aside.

2. Beat butter and sugars together in the bowl of an electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add egg and vanilla and beat until well blended, scraping bowl occasionally. Stir in flour and caramel mixture until fully incorporated. Refrigerate cookie dough for 15 minutes. While dough chills, preheat oven to 350ºF and line cookie sheets with parchment paper or greased aluminum foil.

3. Drop cookie dough by tablespoonfuls, at least 2 inches apart, onto prepared cookie sheets. Bake for 9 to 12 minutes, or until cookies are golden brown. Remove cookie sheets from oven and let cool completely before transferring cookies to wire racks.

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Sunday, January 17, 2016

Rice Pudding Using Blue Diamond Unsweetened Original Almond Milk! #ad @almondbreeze !


1 1/2 cups Rice
1/3 cup of sugar
2 cups of Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Unsweetened 
               Original Almond Milk
pinch of salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


Put all ingredients in your rice cooker, set according to rice cooker directions, stir once in awhile and thats it!

You can also cook this on the stove, put all ingredients in a good sized pan, cook on low until rice is done and liquid has been absorbed, stirring frequently to prevent scorching.

You can add whatever toppings you want, fruit preserves etc.

Enjoy this healthier version of a great dish!

I received a 32 oz carton of Blue Diamond Unsweetened Original Almond Milk for the purpose of this review.

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Monday, November 30, 2015

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Vino Mio Foldable Wine Bottle Review !#VinoMioFoldableWineBottle

Vino Mio is a refillable, lightweight and unbreakable alternative to glass bottles. It is an easy and convenient way to carry your wine or any other beverage in a bag,
purse or pocket.
Vino Mio is:
- Foldable
- Rollable
- Reusable
- Flexible
- BPA Free
Use Vino Mio anywhere glass is prohibited.
Transferring your favorite wine to the flexible wine bottle is easier than ever thanks to the wide mouth cap.

- Open your wine bottle.
- Twist the cap of your VINO MIO and slowly pour the wine from the original packaging to the flexible portable wine bottle.
- Fill the bottle almost to the top, leaving about 10% empty.
- Seal the portable wine bottle and massage to remove unwanted air bubbles.
- Fill the remainder of the bottle.
- Twist tightly & enjoy anywhere you want!
Bring VINO MIO to any event where alcohol will be served. Pour your favorite drink into the wine bottle with a twist and take it with you to:
- Concerts & festivals
- Backyard barbecue
- Beach outings
- Picnics
- A day on the boat
- Tailgating
Say goodbye to heavyweight glass bottles that weigh you down!

The Review
Saturday 9:18 pm:

Vino Mio, a portable wine bottle.  What a brilliant idea.  Today, I purchased two bottles of wine, one white and one red, to match each Vino Mio.  I figured that since I had two, I might as well try both.  Each Vino Mio fits a full bottle of wine when the directions are followed.  In order to get the entire bottle to fit, the original bottle has to be poured into the Vino Mio in stages, with the air bubbles massaged out in between.  With very minimal effort, I am now able to take my wine with me in what I like to refer to as an adult juice box. 

The packaging claims that these are perfect to pour wine into and take along to concerts, festivals, camping, fishing, parties, tailgating, boating, and so many more events.  I can see how this would actually be much more convenient that an actual wine bottle.  With the screw top (as opposed to a cork that I may or may not be able to get back into the bottle), I can open Vino Mio, take a swig, and replace the cap.  It is also lighter in weight than an average wine bottle, what without all that cumbersome glass. 

While I could pour the wine into a glass, since I am at home, I think I will simply enjoy it from the pouch.  My adult sized, adult flavored juice box...

Sunday Morning 9:32 am:

...Well, I'd say that went well.  I had intended to finish this review last night, but I got a little distracted with my wine pouch.  While the packaging advised taking these to various social events, I made it as far as the couch.  It is a good thing they are reusable, so I can try again.  I wouldn't, however, advise one specific occasion the packaging suggests: road trips.  While my rebellious side thinks its genius - wine that will (most likely) fit in my cup holder, I do not advise drinking and driving.  Which is, also, illegal. And just generally a bad idea.

All in all, this is a great product.  It kept the wine chilled for a reasonable period of time, could stand up on end regardless of how much liquid remained.  And, best of all, it's wine - in a travel pouch.  Who could ask for more?  

I received this product for review at no cost to me for my honest thoughts.

Guest Reviewer: Kate Kelly

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    Sunday, November 29, 2015

    Vegetable Steamer Basket Complete Bundle by Kitchen Deluxe #kitchendeluxe

    • *****BLACK FRIDAY WEEKEND - 30% OFF! - SCROLL DOWN FOR CODE***** SUPERIOR BUNDLE - Your complete bundle comes with a PREMIUM STAINLESS STEEL Vegetable Steamer Basket, a FREE JULIENNE VEGGIE PEELER SLICER and a FREE EBOOK full of healthy, tasty recipes.
    • UNIQUE DESIGN & DISHWASHER SAFE - EXPANDS and ADJUSTS to fit various pots and pan sizes, turning any pan into a Steamer. OPENS like a water lily and COLLAPSES to become compact to save storage space. Utilize as a fruit basket.
    • PREMIUM QUALITY - The KITCHEN DELUXE Food Steamer uses HIGH GRADE quality RUST PROOF Stainless Steel that presents as a BEAUTIFUL brushed metal. It is extremely USER FRIENDLY as it comes assembled and ready to use. From BUSY MOMS to COLLEGE STUDENTS to CULINARY ARTISTS, this KITCHENAID GADGET is a definite MUST HAVE for anyone who wants to get MORE VEGGIES into their DIET.
    • OODLES OF VARIETY - From Fruits and Vegetables to Seafood, Asparagus and Tamale, Dumpling, Rice and much MORE. Vegetable steaming is considered one of the HEALTHIEST cooking methods. A PERFECT CHRISTMAS GIFT for your FAMILY & FRIENDS especially FOODIES.
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    My Thoughts

    I have always wanted one of these steamers but never got around to buying one. I used the basket in one of my medium sized pots to steam red potatoes. It did take about 45 minutes to an hour to steam the potatoes. The potatoes I used were on the large side so that makes sense. The steamer basket also comes with a 2 in 1 Julienne Veggie Peeler Slicer and Recipe eBook that you can download.

    I intend to try this steamer basket on more veggies as I love freshly steamed vegetables. It washes up easily and folds small for storage.I also think that you may be able to use it as a strainer of smaller foods. I will have to try that.
    The picture below is not indicative of what the product looks like but I took this during Thanksgiving and was extremely busy. I like this product and intend to use is a lot. I am eager to try the Julienne peeler that came with the Vegetable Steamer Basket.

    I received this product for my honest review.

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