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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Fulfill New Year's Goals with @CarringtonFarms Products!

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How are your New Year's Resolutions going for you so far this year? 

One of mine is to exercise more and eat more "better-for-you" foods. The exercise is going well, the better-for-you foods is off and on depending on the day and week. I really want to get more consistent with eating well and this year one of my favorite companies, Carrington Farms, is helping me with with a more balanced diet.


Our family LOVES their Organic Ghee Clarified Butterand Organic Coconut Oil and we have really tried hard to make the switch to these two products for all our baking, greasing, buttering and oiling needs!

Carrington Farms Organic Ghee Clarified Butter is gluten-free, containing no casein, whey or lactose. Ghee is an ancient food that contains significant levels of Vitamin A, D and E as well as Linoleic Acid to help balance cholesterol levels. The clarified butter is also known to reduce inflammation and increase energy.

We love using this Ghee on our pancakes, waffles, toast and on steamed vegetables! It's been a great addition to our daily foods!

MSRP: $14.99 www.carringtonfarms.com

And the product from Carrington Farms that we probably use most is their Organic Coconut Oil! It is made from only the freshest certified organic coconuts.

With no trans and hydrogenated fats, Carrington Farms Virgin Coconut Oil is a delicious replacement for butter or fat; sauté vegetables, roast sweet potatoes, add to smoothies or mix into cereal, or even use in baked goods and over popcorn! Not only that, but you can use coconut oil as a hair conditioner, natural moisturizer, teeth whitener and more.

I feel like we use Coconut Oil for almost everything - from popping our popcorn on Sunday nights to mixing with our essential oils, using on our skin or greasing a pan! It used often and we love it!

MSRP: $19.99 www.CarringtonFarms.com

So if you are looking to make the switch to better-for-you products this New Year, check out Carrington Farms! There products are trustworthy, organic and delicious all at the same time!

Buy It:

You can purchase all these products and many more from www.CarringtonFarms.com

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Monday, January 15, 2018

Play Smart Activity Books

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Are you looking for something to entertain your children (and help their learning!) on these cold winter days when they can't get outside??? Then let me recommend Play Smart Activity Books! My children have loved doing the activities and having fun learning!

Children as young as 2 years old will love Play Smart activity books. From the #1 educational publisher in Japan, the books were created by a team of developmental psychologists and child development experts to insure that the content, art, and design appeal to children at each stage of their growth.


Each of these innovative titles puts the emphasis on FUN. While children are enjoying a completely engaging mix of activities—tracing, matching, counting, solving mazes, and drawing pictures—they are building important skills. They are playing, but they are also:

• matching and sorting items by shape and color
• strengthening observational skills
• building fine motor coordination
• exercising their creativity and curiosity
• boosting problem-solving skills
• enhancing their focus


Every Play Smart activity book...

• is competitively priced at $6.99
• has parent notes to expand the learning
• includes 80+ colorful reward and activity stickers
• comes with a wipe-clean game board
• has been proven successful by tens of millions of children in Japan!


Plus, Play Smart activity books have been raking in the awards! Early Learning 2+, Early Learning 3+, and School Skills 4+ have been given Family Choice Awards and Early Learning 3+ also won a National Parenting Product Award (NAPPA).

Keep those children entertained and learning this winter with these great activity books from Play Smart!

Buy It:

You can purchase Play Smart activity books from their online store.

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Friday, December 22, 2017

Sabatier Edgekeeper Forged Knives with Self-Sharpening Sheaths

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There is nothing worse than a dull knife when you are in a hurry to cut and prepare dinner. And it's definitely not safe either!

I am so glad I never have to deal with a dull knife again because now my knife drawer is stocked with Sabatier® Edgekeeper® Forged Knives with Self-Sharpening Sheaths!


These awesome knives feature a built-in sharpener that automatically hones the blade’s edge every time you take the knife out or put it back into the sheath.

I received a 6” Chef, 5” Santoku, 4.5” Fine Edge Utility, and 3.5” Parer and I am LOVIN' them!

I just love that they self-sharpen because I have never sharpened a knife in my life and I don't want to start now! The EdgeKeeper protective sheath contains a built-in mechanism that hones the blade before and after each use, maintaining a blade's razor-sharp edge. The built in self-sharpening technology guarantees a sharp blade for each use.


Plus, the knives are so high-quality themselves! Cutting, dicing and slicing have never been easier for me! The blade is made from high-carbon steel that lends strength, sharpness, and durability. This knife ensures ideal cutting angle for sharpness and durability.

And no aching hands anymore - this knife offers an ergonomically designed handle for exceptional comfort and durability while using. Never worry about discomfort when using!

Buy It:

You can purchase Sabatier® Edgekeeper® Forged Knives with Self-Sharpening Sheaths on Amazon.com.

Choose from an 8” Chef, 8” Slicer, 7” Santoku, 6” Chef, 5” Santoku, 4.5” Fine Edge Utility, and 3.5” Parer ($12.99 to $17.99 each). And the shears make sure you never face dull scissors again ($7.99). They are also available in a knife block set ($99.99)

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Thursday, December 21, 2017

Holiday Cooking & Baking, Beverages and On-The-Go Snacks!

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We have you covered today on all your cooking, baking, beverages and on-the-go snacks this holiday season! Check out all my favorites below:

COOKING + BAKING


Explore Cuisine Pulse and Bean Pastas



Take the guilt out of your favorite pasta meals with Explore Cuisine! Explore Cuisine integrates beans, peas, lentils, and rice to provide you with nourishing meals which are easy, quick, colorful, and simply delicious!


All Explore Cuisine products are vegan, gluten-free, non-GMO and jam packed with nutrients. ($4.99 at www.explorecuisine.com and retailers nationwide)

Field Roast Vegan Frozen Snack Line



  • ·Miniature Corn Dogs : Our award-winning Miniature Corn Dogs harken back to county fairs, amusement parks and summertime fun. We begin with our Field Roast Frankfurters, dunk them in a traditional sweet cornbread batter and crisp them to perfection.
  • Fruffalo Wings: Spicy and piquant, daring and bold, crispy and saucy…dare to behold! Our #1 selling Field Roast Smoked Apple Sage Sausage cut on the bias, lightly battered, fried to perfection. Finish in your own sauté pan, crisp them up, add our spicy FRuffalo sauce and FRvoila!
  • Sunflower Katsu Cutlet: An all American classic country-style breaded steak turns Japanese and merges with a traditional Katsu style cutlet. A sliced steak of Original Lentil Sage Field Roast battered and breaded with our own special recipe of seasonings, bread crumbs and sunflower seeds.
  • Field Roast Chao Creamery – Vegan Mac n’ Cha
  • Creamy Mac n’ Chao: It was only a matter of time before we became inspired to craft a rich, flavorful sauce using our Creamy Original Chao Slices. A homestyle classic and perfect combination of creaminess, texture and umami. Simply made, simply satisfying.
  • Chili Mac n’ Chao: A southern favorite with zesty chili made with Field Roast brand FieldBurger and pinto beans simmered in a creamy sauce made from Tomato Cayenne Chao Slices. Simply made, spicy good!

KRUPS Grind and Spice 
($19.99; Available @ Walmart)




Quickly grind your favorite coffee beans with the iconic KRUPS F203 coffee grinder.

Product features:

· Two-in-one compact and powerful blade grinder grinds coffee perfectly, and can tackle dry spices, fresh herbs, or nuts for your most adventurous seasoning creation.

· Powerful motor grinds beans from coarse to fine in seconds

· Large grinding capacity yields up to 12 cups of coffee

· Stainless steel power blade for ideal performance

· Versatile unit grinds all kinds of dry spices

· Lid activated safety switch

· Oval blade shape for uniform, even grinding

· Designed for easy pouring and handling


Coconut Protein Powder



NEW from Carrington Farms, Organic Coconut Protein Blend is made with only 3 organic ingredients. It's the perfect way to add plant-based protein to your diet and to your favorite holiday cookies for added nutrition. MSRP: $16.99 www.CarringtonFarms.com

BEVERAGES


AquaBall


AquaBall's naturally flavored water is THE zero-sugar, zero-calorie, zero-preservative children's beverage perfect for regulating the kids’s sugar intake this holiday season WITHOUT jeopardizing taste. Available in four flavors – Berry Frost, Fruit Punch, Grape, and Strawberry Lemonade – AquaBall features fan favorite characters from Disney’s Frozen, Disney Princesses, Marvel’s Avengers and Disney Classic Characters. The bottle alone will bring a smile to any kid's face! www.aquaballdrink.com


Sparkling Ice


An excellent soda alternative, Sparkling Ice is slightly carbonated with B-Vitamins, Vitamin D and antioxidants. This light and refreshing beverage contains Zero Calories, Zero Carbs, is Gluten Free, and Sodium Free.

Pick a flavor from the 20+ different delicious options including a line of Teas, Lemonades and 8oz Slim Cans, to enjoy in your favorite cocktails or as a refreshing snack. ($1.19-$1.29/bottle, available in retailers nationwide)


Brooklyn Crafted Ginger Beers & Ales


The newest craft beverage collection to come from BCGA, Brooklyn Crafted brings seven bold ginger flavors into the mix due to popular demand. Made with 100% real ginger, the 12 oz. bottle flavor profiles include Extra Spicy Ginger Beer, Sugar Free Ginger Beer and Sugar Free Ginger Ale. The 7 oz. mini bottle flavor profiles include Traditional, Earl Gray, Lemon & Lime and Mango.

ON-THE-GO SNACKS

Munk Pack Oatmeal Fruit Squeezes


This ready-to-eat oatmeal, packed with grains and fruit bites, is perfect for a quick breakfast or snack on the go! Available in five delicious flavors, including Apple Quinoa Cinnamon, Maple Pear Quinoa, and more, they are gluten-free, non GMO, vegan and high in fiber.

Munk Pack Protein Cookies


With 18G of plant-protein and 6G of fiber per cookie, Munk Pack Protein Cookies are a delicious, on-the-go protein bar alternative. In flavors like Double Dark Chocolate, Coconut White Chip Macadamia, Peanut Butter Chocolate Oatmeal Raisin Spice, these vegan and gluten free cookies are soft baked and filled with fiber.


Welch's Fruit Rolls


The NEW Welch’s Fruit Rolls deliver the same quality consumers love in Welch's Fruit Snacks, in a new, irresistibly fun format. Featuring fruit as its first ingredient, the Fruit Rolls are gluten free and available in three mouthwatering flavors: Berry, Tropical Punch, and White Grape Strawberry. (6ct box with 0.75oz roll / $2.99)


Go Organically Fruit Snacks


Go Organically fruit snacks are tasty, on-the-go, USDA-certified organic fruit snack made with real fruit. Even better, these fruit snacks are gluten-free, contain 100% DV Vitamin C, GMO Free and contain no preservatives, offering families a delicious and authentic snack. Available in three delicious flavors, including: Fruit Medley, Mixed Berry and Tropical. (8-Count Boxes with 0.8oz. Pouches / $3.99)

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Holiday Cocktails & Liquors

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What would the holidays be without a fabulous cocktail??!! I got you covered this holiday season! Check out all my favorite liquors, mixed drinks and cocktail recipes below!

COURVOISIER


Consistently recognized as one of the finest XOs in the world, Courvoisier® X.O. Cognac is a very old blend of fi ne and well-matured cognacs. The blend is a selection by master blender, Patrice Pinet, of beautifully matured eaux-de-vie, aged from 11 to 25 years, to highlight the complexity and richness of cognac aromas.

(SRP $150)

The Naked Turtle White Rum 


They know that goodness starts from within. That’s why their rum is full of love, and free of gluten and preservatives. This smooth spirit is made with quality sugarcane molasses and distilled 5x with the pristine waters of St. Croix. They're bottled “naked,” which means they never touch the inside of an oak barrel, letting the crystal clear taste shine through.

When you enjoy this award winning rum, you’re actually doing good for the world! Did you know every one of their bottles saves a baby sea turtle? Drink to that!

Smirnoff Ice


If you're looking to kick up your next party platter, boozy brunch or family gathering – Smirnoff Ice has you covered. The below Smirnoff Ice cocktail AND food recipes will steal the show whether you’re hosting or just bringing a dish.


Check out these tasty recipes:

      Holiday Berry Sparkler – Courtesy of Jay and Leah from The Gastronom

Ingredients

For the Cranberry Simple Syrup

· 1/2 cup sugar

· 1/2 cup water

· 1/2 cup cranberries

For the Cocktail

· .75 oz cranberry simple syrup (recipe below)

· .50 oz triple sec

· 1.50 oz apple cider

· 1 oz original Smirnoff Ice

· 2 oz strawberry Smirnoff Ice

· Cranberries and lemon peel for garnish


The authentic flavor experience of homemade caramel complete with a hint of salt for a true flavor experience

Caramel Green Apple Cocktail – Courtesy of Jay and Leah from The Gastronom

Ingredients

  • 1 oz Smirnoff Kissed Caramel vodka
  • .50 oz ginger simple syrup
  • 1.50 oz green apple Smirnoff Ice


And don't forget to pick up tasty mixers from Master of Mixes to make many more fabulous cocktails and mixed drinks - in minutes!!


Since the early 1970’s, Master of Mixes has scoured the earth’s premier growing regions, sourcing only renowned varieties of each fruit. Their fruit is picked at peak ripeness when it is the most plump, juicy, and fragrant. They use an exclusive “gentle processing” method that does not overcook the fruit, resulting in a fresh, true-to-fruit flavor.

In order to deliver a cocktail experience rivaling that produced by some of the world’s foremost mixologists, we combine premium fruit juice and purees, together with natural sweeteners and pure essential oils. Master of Mixes allows anyone to become a Mixology Pro and mix scratch quality, hassle-free cocktails in just a matter of seconds.

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Their passion for premium cocktails comes through in every sip of your finished drink- from the irresistible flavor to the sweet finish. Found in all 50 states and 34 countries, we are dedicated to being the Truly Premium cocktail mix you ask for.

I can't wait to use all my mixers to make tasty drinks like Mojitos, Mai Tai's, Cosmos and Red Sangria!! So easy and so tasty!!!

Purchase Master of Mixes from your local retailer. 


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