Monthly Archives: June 2013

Kiss The Cook Giveaway

Kiss the Cook Event

Organized by: Mom to Bed by 8

I have teamed up with a great bunch of bloggers to bring you this amazing giveaway just in time for summer cooking  fun!  Make sure you enter to win this one!

Prize Package Includes:
Rachael Ray Hard Anodized II 10 piece Set

Create super-nutritious and innovative meals that are never boring with the help of Rachael Ray cookware. Create Rachael’s Vegetable Cacciatore by browning vegetables in the saute pan while the accompanying whole wheat penne bubbles away in the stockpot. Or try adding a little spice to a simple lunchtime meal with a chipotle grilled cheese sandwich browned to perfection in one of the skillets.

Rachael Ray Hard-Anodized cookware is the perfect combination of durability and style, and this 10-piece set certainly fits the bill. This set has all the essential pieces to make memorable meals every day. Hard-anodized construction provides even heat, helping to reduce “hot spots” that can burn food, and it�۪s coated with a durable nonstick both inside and out for exceptional food release and easy clean up. The tempered glass lids allow you to monitor your food while it cooks, keeping heat and moisture sealed in. Grippy handles feature striking orange padding for a comfortable feel. This cookware is oven safe to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and dishwasher safe for convenient, fast and simple cleanup.

Set includes
1-Quart and 2-Quart Covered Saucepans
6-Quart Covered Stockpot
3-Quart Covered Saute
8.5-Inch and 10-Inch Skillets

Rachael Ray Bakeware Set – Orange (5 Pc)

This Rachael Ray 5-Piece Nonstick Bakeware Set is perfect for sweet and savory dishes alike. With five versatile pieces, this set has what you need for baking everything from fresh cookies to decadent cakes and breads, but Rach uses this set for so much more. The cookie sheet is perfect for roasting vegetables or oven fries; the rectangular cake pan is the perfect size and shape for a cheesy lasagna; the loaf pan is the essential pan for homestyle meatloaf; and the round cake pans fit the bill for quiches or a zesty chicken tortilla casserole.

Rachael Ray bakeware is made from durable carbon steel that can bake over and over again with the same great results. The grippy handles provide a firm grasp when pulling items from a hot oven. The sturdy construction also resists warping so cakes and pies come out perfectly round every time. This bakeware is oven safe to 500 degrees Fahrenheit for convenience and a portion of the proceeds from this purchase goes to Yum-o!, Rachael�۪s nonprofit organization that helps kids and their parents develop healthy relationships with food and cooking.

Set includes
10-Inch x 15-Inch cookie sheet
9-Inch x 13-Inch cake pan
9-Inch x 5-Inch loaf pan
Two 9-Inch round cake pans

Rachael Ray Nylon Tool Set – Orange (6 Pc)

These slender spoons are lightweight and easy to hold. Fill your kitchen drawer with these must have tools. The flat head on this ladle mean no more pan-tilting so you get every last drop, just glide and remove. This classic whisk stands alone with it’s wide base and easy to grip handle. It gets the job done and keeps your counter clean. The long flexible heads on these Spatulas can flip everything from delicate eggs to juicy steaks. The open design lets grease fall back into the pan instead of landing on your plate.

Thank you to each reader who is taking the time to visit, read and entering to win this fabulous prize package. Do take a moment to also visit our lovely co-hosts whom without them great things such as these would not be possible: Making Memories With Your Kids, TOTS-Business Resources for Bloggers and Business Moms, Monica’s Rants Raves Reviews, My Vegan Gluten-Free Life, Ultimate Coupon Club, Capri’s Coupons, Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer, The Mandatory Mooch, Quick Tattletails and Cloth Diaper Addicts.

One lucky reader will receive a Rachael Ray Cookware Prize Package!

Giveaway ends June 24th at 11:59pm, open to US and Canada residents, ages 18+. To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck.

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Posted by on June 8, 2013 in Uncategorized


Did you know that there are plants you can put in your garden that smell like chocolate???

 chocolate cosmo

Imagine sitting in your backyard everyday and getting the scent of chocolate from your garden!! Too good to be true??  Not at all!!  Most of these plants you get the chocolate scent in the mornings or early afternoons from the heat on the plants.

Chocolate scented geranium: Pelargonium

Chocolate scented orchid: Oncidium Sharry baby

Chocolate daisy: Berlandiera Lyrata

Chocolate cosmos: Cosmos astrosangenius

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Posted by on June 6, 2013 in Uncategorized


Mini Popcorn and Butterscotch Sundaes recipe

Head over to Smuckers and try this amazing sundae recipe for summer!

Mini Popcorn and Butterscotch sundaes

Smuckers has 4 new topping flavors for summer

Hot Butterscotch
Hot Milk Chocolate
Pink Lemonade

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Posted by on June 6, 2013 in Uncategorized


Smuckers toppings summer fun giveaway

Head over to Smucker Facebook page and give them a like and enter the Summer Fun giveaway.

There will be 2 winners,  one for the winner and one to give to a friend:  two top it with fun kits are up for grabs.  This includes a tote bag, beach towels, a camera, ice cream scoop and more.

Like the page, pick a friend to share with , pick your favorite flavor and enter your mailing address and your done. You can enter once each week.  Good luck!!

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Posted by on June 6, 2013 in Uncategorized 50% off t shirts

At you can create your t shirt for any occasion:

  • New parent
  • wedding
  • birthdays
  • family reunion
  • business
and so much more.  Right now you can get 50% off t shirts.  Use code HALFTEES through 6/27.
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Posted by on June 6, 2013 in Uncategorized


DIY stain remover & sanitizer

Ever get tired of products that claim to get out every stain  yet it doesn’t? Or don’t like all of the harsh chemicals?  Make your own stain remover:

1/2 cup  3 % hydrogen peroxide
2 tbs  Arm & Hammer washing powder
then use enough hot water to cover the item

or your own sanitizer
1/ 2 cup 3 % hydrogen peroxide
1/8 cup white vinegar
don’t let item sit more than 1 hour

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Posted by on June 6, 2013 in Uncategorized


Vejibag Organic cotton produce bags Review & Giveaway

One of my major goals in life is to save money. If I am constantly throwing out wilted and spoiled food, then it’s impossible to reach that goal.  Every week I dredge through the grocery store and purchase my weekly fruits and veggies. One of the biggest thorns in my side is ruined produce! Each week I throw away over half of what I purchased for that week , due to wilting, slimy food.  

Over the years I have tried keeping baking soda in the fridge and it does help to a degree with some foods but not all.  I also have put a fridge purifier on a shelf in the fridge but again , it helped to a degree but not so much with the produce.  Plastic bags and  plastic food storage containers are also a poor attempt at saving my fresh produce.  After trying all of this things I had become resolved that nothing was going to help.

I was recently given the opportunity to try a new product, Vejibag. Vejibag is a 100% organic cotton bag that is designed to keep your veggies fresher for a week or more. I must admit, I was a bit skeptical at first because of all of the products I had already wasted money on that just did not work. These bags are hand crafted by women in Maine and I love that they are made in the USA products.These bags are super easy to use:  Wet the bag and wring the excess water out, rinse your veggies and place them in the bag and then place them in the fridge.  Once the bag gets dryer, just simply re wet it! 

I placed stalks of green onion in my Vejibag as soon as I got home from the grocery store. As I used them throughout the week they were definitely fresher than they have been in any other product I have tried. After 1 week I used half of the last stalk and it was still as fresh as when I purchased it.  The only problem I had was a couple days later I had let the bag get dry and the last small piece did wilt some, but again, that was my fault. Vejibags work by creating a humid environment that keeps produce crisp and fresh and is also great for fresh herbs. I also learned something new from their website. If you forget to keep the bag wet, you can take your produce and soak it in lightly warm water for about 15 minutes, gently shake them and then return them to the Vejibag and you will magically have crisp veggies once more.

I also love that by using Vejibags, I am keeping plastic bags out of my trash and out of landfills. It is a much greener choice and since my family and I have decided to try to do our part for the environment, Vejibags is a great addition to our home.  Not only are Vejibags great for the environment, they also help out US cotton farmers.

Caring for these bags is a snap too. Simply wash them inside out in either hot or cold water and you can dry them in the dryer or air dry them. To sanitize them or if the bag gets stained, you can make your own, environmentally friendly stain remover to clean them:

  • 1/2 cup  3% hydrogen peroxide
  • 2 tbsp Arm &  Hammer washing soda
Add enough hot water to the solution to cover the bag and let sit for 24 hours.

One Vejibag costs just $16 or you can buy a 3 pack for $42. They also offer a bigger size bag as well.
I sat down and figured out the savings by purchasing these bags:  1 box of slide lock plastic bags costs 2.99 for 10-12 bags. I purchase a lot of produce each week so I generally use a box a week or more. A years worth of bags at 1 box per week is $155 a year. That does not even include the loss of money from spoiled produce which in my case probably more than exceeds $200 a year.  These bags can be used over and over again for years to come. This results in huge savings and let’s face it, in these times we all want to save money.

You can find Vejibag on Facebook , Twitter and on Pinterest where you can keep up to date with any new products or promotions.  If you want to save money, head over to Vejibags and get a few for yourself!

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Posted by on June 6, 2013 in Uncategorized