Thursday, September 11, 2014

Eat Smart Precision Elite Food Thermometer

*Disclaimer - I received the item mentioned below, free of charge, for review purposes.  In no way did this alter my review.  All of my opinions expressed in this review are one-hundred percent honest and true.*

I don't know about you, but I'm one of those people who worry about bacteria, especially when I am cooking meat.  The only way you can truly know that your food is cooked to the correct temperature is by using a food thermometer. By using a food thermometer you can determine that your food is done, which eliminates any harmful bacteria that may be present.  Contrary to what you may believe, not just meat needs to cook to a safe minimum temperature including egg dishes and casseroles to even microwaved dishes. 

I am one of those people who will overcook their food just to make sure my dishes are fully cooked.  I was recently in the market for a food thermometer, when the kind people over at EatSmart asked me to review their Precision Elite Food Thermometer. It couldn't have come at a better time!  I received the EatSmart food thermometer and began using it that same night for dinner.  A made a tater tot casserole and used the EatSmart thermometer to measure the temperature. I was surprised by how fast and accurate the reading was.  In literally only a few seconds, it registered the temperature.  

The EatSmart Elite Food Thermometer:

  • Provides a rapid response in 3 seconds or less
  • Has an increased temperature range from -40 degrees to 572 degrees
  • 1.5 FDA recommended step down tip
  • Requires 2 AAA Batteries, Included
  • Offers a Hold feature to "Freeze" temperature even when removing from food
The Elite Food Thermometer includes a nylon storage case for easy storage.  The case is actually anti-microbial which inhibats the growth of bacterial odor and mold. You can rest assure that the EatSmart Elite Food Thermometer includes a 2 year warantee so you can trust your purchase.

BUY IT:  You can purchase the EatSmart Precision Elite Food Thermometer on for $39.95.

LEARN MORE: To learn more, be sure to visit EatSmart online at

Monday, September 1, 2014

Americas Best Barbecue Cookbook

*Disclaimer - I received the cookbook mentioned below, free of charge, for review purposes. In no way did this alter my review.  All of my opinions expressed in this post are one-hundred percent honest and true.*

Before we know it Summer will be here. What does summer mean to you? To me, it means lots of great opportunities to gather with friends and family to attend barbecues.  We usually barbecue the usual hotdogs, hamburgers, and chicken, but this year we will be trying out some yummy new items, thanks to all the wonderful recipes found inside the AMERICA'S BEST BARBECUE recipe book.  

Fire up your grill and get ready to make BBQ like never before with America's Best Barbecue recipe book!  The introduction of the book features lots of helpful tips,  so you can grill like a pro.  If your in need of recipes for your next back yard grill out, then look no further because this recipe book has you covered!  You can't go wrong with this book because everything is organized, and easy to read. Not to mention, each recipe includes a full size photo, so you can see exactly what the dish looks like.  

Inside the recipe book, you will find recipes for just about any type of meat, poultry you can think of.  You will also find an assortment of Rubs, Sauces, and more to make your barbecue complete.  And did I mention the book even includes desserts, appetizers, and salads.  I' m talking Gran Pappy's Smoked Apple Cheesecake, Jalepeno Poppers, Tomato Basil Salad, and so much more!  Speaking of so much more, I can't wait to make the Mission Steak Wraps!

Arthur Aguirre is the author of this fantastic cookbook.  Not only does he love to eat his food, he enjoys writing about it too.  To read his blog, please visit He is the pit master in the Major League Grillers.  His sucessful team has won almost twenty awards in the first two years of BBQ competitions, including Grand Champion at the Soybean Festival in Mexico. 

BUY IT: You can purchase the America's Best Barbecue book for $25.00. 

 LEARN MORE: To learn more, be sure to visit

Friday, August 15, 2014

Made With Love Ceramic Imprints

*Disclaimer - I received the item mentioned below, free of charge, for review purposes. In no way did this alter my review.  All of my opinions expressed in this post are one-hundred percent honest and true.*

Ever wish you could keep your little one's small for as long as possible?  While that may not be possible, it is possible to capture their tiny little toes, feet, hands, and fingers, thanks to Made With Love.  Their ceramic imprints are made with love, creating special foot prints and hand prints that will last a lifetime.  Children grow up so fast, so preserve your memories while you can.  That's exactly what I recently did thanks to Made With Love!

Shopping on Made With Love is extra special because they allow you to customize your child's special keepsake.  Not only is it fun, but it is easy too! Check out the steps we took to order our special Single Handprint Plaque.

  1. Provide them with your child's name and age. (You may select a custom phrase or current year for an additional fee).
  2. Shape - Select between 7 fun shapes including a heart, circle, and star, just to name a few!
  3. Handprint Color - There are 20 different colors you may select from.
  4. Font - Choose between skinny or kids.
  5. Font Color - Select from 19 exciting colors.
  6. Ribbon - Variety includes various polka-dots, gingham, stripes, solids, plaids, and more!
  7. You will then be given an option to select dots, hearts, or stars to be placed all over the plaque.
  8. For an additional $10 you may select edging.
  9. For an additional $5 you may select to add design options. 
  10. Last, but not least you will be given an option to give them your special requests or instructions.
After you order your plaque, you will then await a special box to arrive.  Inside the box you will find special molding clay, a ziplock bag to return it in and a cardboard piece that has a label attached. Make sure not to accidentely throw away the return label, paper, or the box  because you will be using them to return the molded clay back to the company.  Because I did not have a rolling pin I used a soda can to roll the clay out.  My daughter is 20 months, so in order to get the best handprint possible, I had my mom help me out.  After we rolled the clay out as smooth as possible and placed it on the cardboard, my mom perfectly placed her fingers on the clay while I pushed them down.

Afterward, we immediately placed the handprint on the cardboard into the ziplock bag making sure to fold the bag underneath the cardboard, so that the clay did not incur any fold lines.  I placed it inside the box and attached the pre printed label on the outside of the box.  Next thing you now, my daughters beautiful keepsake arrived.  Although my daughter may grow, I have captured her tiny little handprint forever.  The plaque is proudly displayed on our wall for all to see. 

Made With Love is an awesome company.  They make house calls to area hospitals as much as they possibly can to brighten the days of families dealing with catostrophic childhood illnesses. Right now, Made With Love is opening nominations for a monthly "Child Warrior" program.  Each month a special family that has been nominated is selected and the company sends them one of their delightful keepsakes for the family to adore forever. 

Visit Made With Love Ceramic Imprints today and begin creating a special plaque or ornament that will hold a place in your heart for a life time. 

LEARN MORE: To learn more, be sure to visit them online at

The Boodle Box

*Disclaimer - I received a one month subscription to Boodle Box, free of charge, for review purposes.  In no way did this alter my review.  All of my opinions expressed in this post are one-hundred percent honest and true.*

Get ready to unwrap boodles of fun with The Boodle Box!!!

This month I received an exciting box from The Boodle Box filled with everything my daughter and I need to get you pedi ready this summer!  

Our Boodle Box was overflowing with boodles of goodies including:

  • Cosmetic Bag and Brush Holder (Retails for $12)
  • Flip Flop Lip Gloss (Retails for $3.50)
  • Flip Flop Bling Strips (Retails for $3.99)
  • Flip Flop Notepad & Stickie Set (Retails for $1)
  • Ruby Wing "Crowd Surf" Color-Changing Nail Polish (Retails for $10)
  • Flip Flop 4 Piece Manicure Kit (Retails for $8)
  • Katy Perry Meow Solid Perfume Locket (Retails for $35)
Everything arrived in a brightly decorated box and everything inside was packaged in pretty bright pink tissue paper.  It definitely screamed girly from the first time I laid eyes on it.  I loved all the bright colors and all of the fun flip-flop themed items.  My overall favorite was the Katy Perry Meown Solid Perfume Locket, which I believe would make a perfect gift for any young girl. 

Thanks to The Boodle Box my daughter and I are now pedi ready and can't wait to show off our piggies!

LEARN MORE: To learn more, be sure to visit The Boodle Box online at, connect with them on Facebook and on Twitter @theboodlebox