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Product Review – DK BBQ Grill Mats

A few weeks back, I was asked to try out a set of two DK BBQ Grill Mats by Diamond Kitchen. The grill mats are 15.75" x 19.7", non-stick, and can be used over and over again without being replaced. You can cook all of your typical grill food, plus other stuff like eggs, bacon, and veggies. The mats arrived in a skinny box with no instructions on temperature limits or any other info about them. Just two very large mats rolled up. We have a charcoal smoker grill, so we were very leery about … [Read more...]

Product Review – Smoked Spanish Paprika

A few weeks back, I was sent two types of Smoked Spanish Paprika from Kiva: Hot and Sweet. Kiva carries a wide range of food from around the world. All of their items are sourced directly from local farmers that are eco-friendly. Both of these paprika flavors are made in small batches, and can be used in a wide range of dishes. I have a few recipes that call for smoked paprika and never really thought that there was a difference in taste between it and regular. I was really surprised by the … [Read more...]

Product Review – Organic Ceremonial Grade Green Tea Matcha

A few weeks back, I was asked to try out and review Organic Ceremonial Grade Green Tea Matcha from Kiss Me Organics. The ceremonial grade tea has a vibrant green color, slightly sweet flavor and smooth finish. It has 137 times the antioxidants of brewed green tea, and is a mood enhancer. It also helps mental focus. I normally have review like this done a lot quicker, but it got lost in the Christmas shuffle. I also wanted to use the milk frother (review coming shortly) with it as well before … [Read more...]

Product Review – Bellemain Heavy-Duty Pastry-Chef Quality Oven Safe Cooling Rack

Last week, I was sent a Bellemain Heavy-Duty Pastry-Chef Quality Oven Safe Cooling Rack to test and review. The rack is designed with perfectly sized air pockets allows your baked goods optimal circulation for setting. The rack is light weight, made of steel, and covered I chrome plate. The size is 12x17, making it the perfect size for my crowded counter top.  it easily fits without overhanging.  I used it while getting my Christmas baking done. I was able to cool off a pan of brownies … [Read more...]

Product Review – Harvest Snaps

A few weeks ago, I was sent several bags of Harvest Snaps to try out and review. Harvest Snaps are flavored snapea crisps and lentil snaps. They are baked, high in fiber, and gluten free. There are a variety of flavors in both types. For the snapeas, there is Lightly Salted, Ceaser, Black Pepper, and Wasabi Ranch. For the lentils, there are Tomato Basil & Onion Thyme. I got to try them all. The snaps are a bit different than I expected. You would think that they are deep-fried or … [Read more...]

Product Review – Zevia Soda

A few weeks ago, I was sent a huge case of assorted flavors of Zevia Soda to try out and review. Zevia is made with Stevia, making it a zero calorie soda. They have 15 flavors currently. I tried some last year that someone had picked up and it was okay, but I thought that the Stevia aftertaste was very strong. This time around, I had an assortment of flavors, so I was better able to judge how much the Stevia affected the taste of the flavors. All of the sodas are very good, and I liked most … [Read more...]

Naturade VeganSmart Shakes Reivew

A few weeks back, I was sent some pouches of Naturade VeganSmart Shakes to review. Natureade VeganSmart is all natural and 100% vegan. The shakes can be used as a healthy meal replacement.  It contains probiotics, fiber & omega, 22 vitamins & minerals, and more.  To use, mix two scopes (or one pouch) with 9 to 11 ounces of water, juice, or any other non-dairy product. I was sent 4 pouches of Vanilla and 4 pouches of Chai. I ended up using a shaker bottle to mix it with 11 ounces of … [Read more...]

Product Review – ManGrate

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial. Last week, I was sent a ManGrate starter set. ManGrate is a cast-iron cooking grate for your grill. Each grate weighs 8 pounds, is 15-inches long by 4 1/4 inches wide and measure 1 3/8 inches thick, & cooks using radiant heat. You place them sided by side, and can use lay them horizontally or vertically. The set I received had two grates and a cleaning brush. I was very interested in trying these out since we do so much cooking … [Read more...]

Have a Hassle-free Easter Dinner with HoneyBaked Ham (+ Giveaway!) [ENDED]

I received a gift card to HoneyBaked Ham to help facilitate my review. A few days ago, I got a chance to check out HoneyBaked Ham.  HoneyBaked Ham offers smoked ham & turkey breast, as well as a large variety of sides and deserts.  The hams are cured in a secret marinade, smoked over a blend of hardwood chips, coverd with a crunch sweet glaze, and them spiral cut.  Everything is already fully cooked, saving you time. I visited my local store in Mesquite, Texas.  I’ve never been there … [Read more...]

Product Review – Nestle Seasonal Holiday Candy (w/ Candy Cane Bark recipe)

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial. A few days ago, I was sent some of Nestle’s Seasonal Holiday candy.  Nestle makes a large assortment of candy, including Butterfingers, Wonka products and many more.  Their Seasonal Holiday candy is only available during the holiday season.  I was send a Wonka Nerds Rope and a box of Wonka Pixy Stix filled Candy Canes. The Nerds Rope didn’t last too long, since both my husband and daughter love them.  I held over the candy canes … [Read more...]

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