Round Salt And Pepper Grinder Set

Round Salt and Pepper Grinder Set from IFitCuisine.We used this Salt and Pepper Grinder Set for our holiday dinner. There were two tables so we needed an extra set.

My cousin fell in love with this set. No wonder, it is pretty. The tops are shiny stainless steel and the bottoms are clear glass. I love the round bottoms.

You can see the salt and pepper clearly. I used white sea salt but it looks just as good as the pink.

Round Salt and Pepper Grinder Set.These are big grinders and will hold a lot of salt and pepper. You won’t have to refill them very often.

Salt grinder in my hand.

They are very easy to use, and you can set the grind to be fine or coarse.

I really like this set, and so did everyone at our holiday dinner. They looked really nice on our big table.

The set comes with a guarantee: if you are not satisfied with the grinders for any reason iFit Cuisine will replace them or refund your purchase.


I received a free product to review.

15 Best Restaurants In Portland By Doug Pitassi

Cover of 15 Best Restaurants in Portland by Doug Pitassi.This is a very nice list of the 15 Best Restaurants in Portland by Doug Pitassi.

Mr. Pitassi says, in the forward, that picking the top 15 restaurants was not easy. He says there are hundreds of restaurants in the Portland area that are worthy of being included.

He says that there is a restaurant in Portland for even the most obscure meal options.  Those range from traditional American fare, to Scandinavian dishes normally only found in Stockholm.

He says every restaurant that made this list provides consistently outstanding food.

His descriptions made me want to go to Portland just to eat.  He describes the food at each restaurant, the decor, and the prices.

I would love to check out The Tin Shed Garden Café, partly because you can take your dog there on “Doggie Love Night”. The Broder Nord also sounds interesting, mainly because I have never tried real Scandinavian food, and it sounds delicious.

Some of the other restaurants on his list include a Sushi place, a Barbecue joint, a Pizza place, and of course Italian.

If you are going to be traveling in the North West, you might want to make a point to stop over in Portland just to visit one of these great restaurants.

If you happen to live in Portland, there might be one or two on this list you didn’t know about.

Please follow Mr. Pitassi on Twitter.

I received a free book to review.

Non-Skid Dog Bowls Make Feeding Easier

Stainless Steel Dog Bowl from Zitriom.Non-skid dog bowls really help with feeding big dogs. My biggest dog tends to push the bowls or plates all the way across the floor. She  hasn’t figured that she can put her paw on it to keep it in place. Guess she just isn’t as smart as my small dogs.

These are big 32 oz bowls. I have been using one for the water, because it holds enough for all the dogs, for at least a day.

They are also made of shiny stainless steel that looks nice on the floor of my kitchen.

32 oz Non-Skid Dog Bowl from Zitriom.There are two in a set, so you can use one for feeding and one for water.

I really like the non-skin rims on these bowls. The size is really nice too.

They are also easy to clean. You can hand wash or stick them in the dishwasher.

These bowls also have a 5 year warranty and a money back guarantee.

I received a free product to review.

Beautiful Flatware Makes Dinner Special

Distinctly Home Prism Flatware Set.Beautiful flatware can make any table setting look great. The Distinctly Home Prism 45-Piece Flatware Set will definitely help make dinner special. Especially holiday dinners.

It has a lovely prism design and a mirror polish finish.

The setting includes service for 8, and a hostess set. The hostess set has one solid serving spoon, a slotted serving spoon,  a sugar shell, and butter spreader.

I love this set of flatware. It came in a pretty display box.

Distinctly Home Prism Flatware box.

I took some of the pieces out to compare with my old set.

My old flatware and the new Prism flatware.My old forks are bigger and my old spoons are smaller.

The weight is about the same. The new ones are not heavy. We tried them out and they are easy to eat with.

Unfortunately for me, my mom came over while I was looking at the new flatware, and she fell in love with it.  So I decided to give it to her for her birthday, since I had not yet figured out what gift to get for her.

She is planning to use it for our holiday dinners this year. Her old “best” set has pieces missing, and it was also a bit banged up, after almost 40 years of usage.

She is really happy with the new set. She loves the Prism design.

This flatware is made of stainless steel and is, of course, dishwasher safe.

I received a free product to review.

Great Gift For A Person Who Loves To Cook

Chefs Limited Cooking Utensil Set.This 6 Piece Kitchen Utensil Set from Chefs Limited would make a great gift for anyone who loves to cook.

It is good for anyone who only cooks under protest too. Those folks might even appreciate it more since it is easier to cook with proper utensils.

This set comes with a rotating stand for hanging the utensils on, so you can easily grab whichever item you need.

Promo picture of the 6 utensils in the Chefs Limited Set.

The set includes a Spaghetti Server, Slotted Spoon, Flipper Spatula, Whisk, Potato Masher,  and a Soup Ladle.

They are bigger than they look in these pictures.

Chefs Limited Flipper Spatula being used by me on hamburger patties.I used the spatula on hamburgers and it has a nice big handle that is easy to hold, and it is plenty big enough and sturdy enough to flip burgers easy.

I have also used the slotted spoon to stir and drain french fries.

My Chefs Limited Slotted Spoon and french fries.I don’t really get why it is called a slotted spoon though. It doesn’t have slots, it has holes. But either way it works.

I have also used the soup ladle, but didn’t get a picture of it. I love the soup ladle. It is big and holds almost enough for a full serving. It probably would be a full serving for anyone except a hungry man who wants his dinner and plenty of it.

I have not had a chance to use the spaghetti server, masher, or the whisk yet, but I will.

This is a gorgeous set of utensils and it matches my kitchen too!

The Chefs Limited Utensil Set on my kitchen counter.

These utensils are made with FDA approved Nylon Heads, and are heat resistant up to 410 degrees.

They have those little stands on the bottom of the handle too that keep heads from touching the counter (or pan) if you lay them down. I really like that.

Along with all that good stuff you also get a 100% money back guarantee.

Please follow Chefs Limited on Facebook.

I received a free or discounted product to review.

Good Cocoa Makes Great Fudge

Ultra Dark Cocoa from FineNaturals.I love fudge. I don’t care if I need it or not, I still love fudge.

Ultra Dark Cocoa Powder from FineNaturals makes some really great fudge. It does matter what other ingredients you put in (organic butter and milk is best- just saying), but having some really good cocoa to go with other good ingredients does make a difference.

This cocoa powder makes some good chocolate milk too. Or hot chocolate. I’m looking forward to using it for hot chocolate this winter.

Dark Chocolate Cocoa Powder from FineNaturals.

I haven’t used it for baking yet, but it should be great for chocolate cakes, or brownies too. I’m thinking about making a fudge cake for Thanksgiving this year, and I have the best cocoa for it already.

FineNaturals says that this cocoa is made from Criollo, which is the rarest and richest variety of cocoa, and was sourced from plants grown at high altitude, which makes it even better.

The company says the cocoa powder is non-GMO, gluten free, and vegan friendly.

It does taste really wonderful, and I am loving it.

I did have to take the powder out of the original package. It is supposed to be resealable, but I could not get it to seal up again, so I put it over in a a container with a lid.

I received a free or discounted product to review.

Calling All Root Beer Lovers!

Root Beer of the Month.I have had a root beer occasionally all my life. About 15 years ago I developed a real love for it. These days I drink it instead of other soda if it is available.

I had no idea there were so many different brands.

Apparently there are small bottlers all over the place.

I got to try the new 6-Pack Variety Root Beer Of The Month Club. You get one 6-Pack with 6 different brands of Root Beer each month.

So you would end up trying 72 different brands if you stayed in for a year.

Or you could get the 12-Pack per month option, if you wanted more than that.

They do have a regular Root Beer Of The Month Club too. In that one you just get a 6-Pack (or 12-Pack) of the Root Beer of the Month. Each month is a different Root Beer.

I really wish I lived close to one of the stores so I could go in and buy this. I would stay in the club myself if the shipping cost wasn’t so high. I liked every one of the root beers they sent.

The 6-Pack of Root Beer sent to me.My 6-Pack included a Bulldog Root Beer Soda, Frostie Vanilla Root Beer Soda, Hippo Root Beer Soda, Moose Wizz Root Beer Soda, Old Soaker Root Beer Soda, and River City Root Beer Soda.

My favorite of those was the Hippo. I don’t know why. My husband liked the Vanilla Frostie best. All of them were good.

If you are near one of their stores (Redmond, Lynnwood, Puyallup, Tacoma) you should definitely stop by and check it out. And if you are gonna be coming to Arkansas, bring me some Root Beer!

Of course if you have the money to pay for shipping, this club is a great way to try out new brands. It would also make a great gift for anyone who loves root beer.

Please check out their Facebook page, and follow them on Twitter too.

I received a free or discounted product to review.

Turmerex™ Turmeric 95% Extract Review

Turmerex™ Turmeric 95% ExtractTurmerex™ is a really good way to get your turmeric/curcumin. It is a professional-grade turmeric supplement standardized to 95% curcuminoids.

That means you get quite a lot of the good stuff in each dose. The bottle says it has 712.5mg of Curcuminoids.

I like that it also has BioPerine® to help you absorb all the curcuminiods.

Curcumin is supposed to do all sorts of good things for the body, like help support the liver and immune system, but if you tried to get enough from eating you might turn into a blimp.

That is one reason I like supplements.

These pills are easy to swallow and though I did have gas a few times after taking them, that might not be the fault of the pills, because the older I get the more likely things are to mess up my digestion, and I did take them at the same time as my other supplements.

I do like that these pills do not have any added artificial ingredients or flavors and they are made in the U.S.

They also come with a 60 day money back guarantee.

I received a free product to review.

Doctor’s Choice Probiotic A Good Choice?

Picture of Doctors Choice Bottles.Probiotics can be very helpful to the digestion.  Especially after you have been sick and had to take antibiotics, because the antibiotics kill the good bacteria as well as the bad.

Other problems can also cause the good bacteria to decrease, so it is a good idea to replace them every so often.  If you really want to know whether or not you need them, there are tests that can be done, but I don’t know anyone that ever actually did that.

The Doctor’s Choice probiotics are easy to swallow and didn’t cause me any problems, which is something that I definitely have to look out for these days. The older I get the more problems eating causes me.  I used to be able to eat just about anything with no trouble but now it seems like everything makes me burp, or give me indigestion, or gas.

Especially pills. Of all kinds. So the fact that these didn’t cause me any problems is a plus.

They have a picture that lists all the things a probiotic should have (or do) and it shows that the Doctor’s Choice Probiotic has all the “must haves”.  (To see the picture large click to go the attachment page then click the picture to enlarge).What a probiotic needs to have.They come with an eBook that has information about nutrition, common digestive ailments, and cleanses, as well as recipes.

They also offer a guarantee:

“100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE – We are so confident you’re going to love your Doctor’s Choice probiotic, If you are not fully satisfied, simply let us know and we will issue a full refund. No questions asked; and you can still keep the E-Book”

I received a free product to review.

A Great Start For Outdoor Dining

Picnic BlanketThis extra large picnic blanket is great for outdoor dining. It is 60″ wide and 80″ long. It is big enough for all your food and several people to sit on.

It has a waterproof back which helps keep you dry and clean, even if it recently rained. The back also has a bit of cushioning to make sitting on it more comfortable.

Waterproof back of the picnic blanket.

That makes it great for beaches and damp river banks too.

You don’t have to use it for picnics of course. You can use it for laying out in the sun, or letting the baby play on it out in the yard.

The top of the blanket is really soft, and has a nice pattern. The one I have is blue stripes (plaid?). I love the look of it.

I really, really like the way it folds up so you can just carry it like a purse. It doesn’t weigh much either. The package says 1.3 lbs. That will make a big difference for moms who have to carry a lot of other stuff too.  If you really have a lot to carry you can stick stuff in the folds of the blanket and carry them that way.

Just don’t put too much in there, or it won’t fold up easy.

Practico Goods also makes a red picnic blanket, as well several items for the kitchen. For more information visit them on Twitter and Facebook, or visit their website.

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