Thursday, March 23, 2017

Ritter Sport
I,like so many people, consider myself a chocolate connoisseur. Truthfully, I am going to admit to being a bonafide chocoholic.  One of my favorite chocolate brands is Ritter Sport.  They have been a family favorite for years, for so many reasons!
Ritter Sport has been a family run business for a long time,since 1912, to be exact. They are committed to using only the highest quality of ingredients when making their chocolate and fillings.  Riiter Sport uses  one hundred percent  pure whole Alpine milk from cows in the Alpine region. This is thirty percent more Alpine milk than required by food laws, and is one of the reasons Ritter is so rich and smooth. All of its other ingredients are top quality and many are hand selected to ensure only the best ingredients are used. Ritter Sport has a fascinating history and you may enjoy reading more about it here:

 http://www.ritter-sport.de/en_US/Family-business-values/history.html
Our family loves RItter Sport,because it comes in so many varieties. Check out  some of their phenomenal choices:

Cocoa Mousse, White Hazelnuts, Cornflakes (our favorite),Honey Salt Almonds,Raisins & Hazelnuts,Butter Biscuit,Macadamia, Strawberry Creme ,Espresso, and so many more!  You can check them out here:

http://www.ritter-sport.de/en_US/products/

*Photo credit Ritter Sport
 
Ritter Sport chocolate bars are the perfect size and shape to toss in one's backpack, tote,or pocketbook. Perfect to break a square or two off and save the remainder for later. 
Give Ritter Sport a try,and you will find that it will be your favorite chocolate treat too!  It' is rich,creamy, and of the highest quality. Wondering about the price? The price is excellent! With a great price and so many options to choose from, you will be one happy chocoholic!
Many thanks to Tryazon and Ritter Sport for providing me with complimentary chocolate! This review is my honest opinion of Ritter Sport, which I have been purchasing for my family for years.


Thursday, March 2, 2017

TORYEN Clean Microfiber Cleaning Cloth


A few months ago, TORYEN was kind enough to send me a complimentary sample of their cleaning cloth to test and review.  The TORYEN cloth was developed by a lady named Stacy,whom I would consider a cleaning expert. She has been cleaning houses professionally for over a decade. Although she does not like cleaning, she is a professional who does enjoy delivering a spotlessly clean home to her clients. TORYEN is her go-to product to help her achieve a sparkling home. I love her motto,which is,"Sparkle and Shine with TORYEN." 


I have to be honest and state that I do like to clean my home. We have a large home, in the country,that we built several  years ago. I really do love being in a clean house, and I take pride in keeping it looking great. I am an efficient person,though,and I like getting my home clean both speedily and spotlessly. TORYEN really helped me achieve that goal!  The TORYEN cloth was excellent for cleaning just about everything in our home! I used it on windows,mirrors,kitchen counters,bathroom vanities,floors,and our outdoor pool furniture,as well. The cloth can be used over and over again and tossed right into the washer! The weave in the cloth easily picks up dirt and grime and leaves no scratches or lint behind. I was so impressed by its durability. Honestly, it is the strongest cloth. I have been using it for a few months now,and it is as good as the day I received it. I used it with various chemical cleaners, and it held up perfectly.


If you are looking for a product that will streamline and make your cleaning job easier, I think you would love TORYEN! Reasonably priced and meant to last;store one in several places for easy reach when you need it. Please check out their website and blog, where Stacy shares some really good cleaning tips!https://toryenclean.com/collections/micofiber-cleaning-cloth-sales



And,how about following TORYEN on Twitter? I know Stacy would really appreciate your follow and will be happy to follow you back!

https://twitter.com/toryenclean

Thank you for reading and learning about TORYEN!


***Photo credit to TORYEN

***Please note that I received a free sample of TORYEN, and the above review is my honest opinion of the product.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Ozobot
Both learning and playtime are very important for our children. Can the two be combined? Yes! Ozobot is a tiny robot that makes learning fun!  It is highly rated, award winning, and consumers love it.


Ozobot is a smart robot that aids in teaching STEM education, computer science,coding,and robotics. Children learn as they play,and what better way is there to learn?! Your child will play for hours,because there are endless learning opportunities as they play games, draw codes, make the Ozobot dance, and use the free apps.  The Ozobot can be personalized with removable decals and made into some pretty cute characters.  See the photo below to see how cute these tiny robots are:

***Photo credit Ozobot
 http://get.ozobot.com/starter-pack/?gclid=CJi5_7yH8c4CFRAdgQod8A4NgQ

This is an educational toy that provides hours and hours of fun,whether alone,or with friends. It is a toy that will  both entertain and teach your children for years to come,and you won't find this one used only once and then tossed under the bed. It is an affordable investment that will help you advance your child's education. And, I promise, you will love playing with it too! 

Please check put  Ozobot's website here:  http://ozobot.com/

Many thanks to Tryazon and Ozobot for providing me with a complimentary Ozobot to sample and review!

** Please note that I received the Ozobot for free to try out and review. The above is my honest opinion of the product.  I truly recommend it!

Sunday, May 1, 2016

SOI,WHOOSH,and Cool Cucumber Computer Eyes


 I have recently been selected to try,complimentary, three exciting products! Many thanks to Tryazon for selecting me to do so.

BRAINSTREAM is a company that comes out with some pretty unique and helpful products,one such product being SOI. SOI is one of the most useful products I have ever tried!. It solves one of my biggest problems,and one of the biggest problems for all women, the dark pocketbook interior. SOI is a purse light that turns on automatically when it senses your hand approaching! I ,honestly,spend MORE time attempting to find items in my purse than I care to admit. I have to look for items ahead of time! I start searching for my house keys, two miles before my husband pulls into our driveway. So frustrating.  My bag is a huge,deep,dark abyss. SOI has been a lifesaver! Just drop the light into your purse and it automatically turns on when it senses your hand. It also turns off on its own. It is light in weight and operates perfectly, and, best of all, it operates on triple A batteries,making it so affordable. With Mother's Day coming up,SOI would be a great gift for Mom or even yourself! It's useful,functional,and affordable. Check out the link below for more information~

http://www.brainstream.de/index.php/en/products/detail/soi/soi

*** Photo courtesy of  BRAINSTREAM


WHOOSH is another fantastic product!  Techies will love this one! WHOOSH not only cleans your tech products but kills bacteria and germs,as well. Let's be honest, those little devices get pretty dirty,and I will admit to being a real neat freak. I like everything to be as clean as possible. WHOOSH is safe,kills germs,and helps prevent fingerprints. It's safe for many tech devices. Reasonably priced and it goes a long way. I will carry it in my bag forever! 


Please check out WHOOSH here~

http://whoosh.com/

Cool Cucumber Eye Pads are so lovely, especially after a day of  focusing on my computer screen. They are cool,refreshing,and feel very luxurious.  Pre-moistened  and in a resealable package, they are so convenient. I love the hydration effect! Another very reasonably priced product that would make a perfect Mother's Day gift. Please check them out here~

 https://www.amirose.com/products/computer-eyes-cool-cucumber

*** Please note that I received complimentary products for this review. However, the above review is my honest opinion of the products. I am so happy to be able to share products that I like with you.

 

Friday, December 11, 2015

Pasta Chips

Pasta Chips are a delicious snack that I have recently discovered, courtesy of Tryazon! I think these are one of the most unique snacks that I have ever had. The founder of Pasta Chips,Jerry Bello, was inspired to create the delectable snack when he was in Tuscany. While in a restaurant, he was served fresh pasta that was lightly baked,drizzled with olive oil,and seasoned with herbs. He just knew that he had to introduce the delicious snack to the rest of the world,and,thus, Pasta Chips was born!

Pasta Chips are made of semolina flour and Italian herbs,and come in a variety of flavors: Garlic Olive Oil,Mediterranean Sea Salt,Alfredo,Marinara,Spicy Tomato Herb,and Spinach Broccoli Kale. They have a light,crispy texture,and the perfect crunch. Lightly salted and fairly low in fat,they are the perfect snack. One can serve them with cheese,dips,deli meats,salsa,and they pair well with burgers and sandwiches too.They also are wonderful to use in recipes,as well! I crushed them and coated chicken with them, and that was a winner with my family. They are perfect for entertaining,and our friends loved every flavor. The Spinach Broccoli Kale was really a hit! Our friends loved that unique flavor combination.  

With the holidays here,Pasta Chips would be great at your holiday parties. It's so much fun to introduce my friends to a new product that I know they will just love! Many thanks to Tryazon and Pasta Chips for providing me the perfect snack!
*Photo courtesy of Pasta Chips  http://www.pastachips.com/about/ 

*Please note that I received Pasta Chips complimentary. The above review is my honest opinion. I simply love to share the news about great products with you!


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Friday, November 13, 2015

BetterBody Foods

If you like to eat healthy but do not want to compromise taste,BetterBody Foods is for you! BetterBody Foods is a wonderful company that makes organic and natural foods for cooking, baking, health,and wellness. Courtesy of Tryazon, I got to sample some of their wholesome products!

Firstly, let's talk peanut butter! My family and I love peanut butter,but it's pretty fatty. PBfit to the rescue! PBfit is a powdered peanut butter. 85% of the oil from the peanuts is extracted,and then the peanuts are ground into a powder. It has 85% less fat than traditional peanut butter and is only one third of the calories. I was excited to try it,because I could not imagine what it would be like. All one does is add a bit of water and enjoy it in any way you would typically use peanut butter. It makes an excellent sandwich. You will never miss the fat...honest! I have done a lot of cooking with it. I have added it to muffins,smoothies,vanilla yogurt ,and ice cream. I made peanut butter pancakes and peanut butter fudge. Delightful treats with 85% less fat! I am partial to the chocolate peanut butter flavor. I will be making fudge with that one for holiday gifts! You can read more about it here  https://www.fitplanet.com/product-category/better-body-foods/ 

                                   
***Photo courtesy of BetterBody Foods

The other product I tried was the BetterBody Foods LIVfit  Superfood Blend. LIVfit is a real super food! It is a powder that can be mixed with just about anything. I added it to soy milk,yogurt,juice,and pancakes. It is a combination of  vegetables,fruits, vegan proteins, prebiotics, B vitamins, and fiber. How does it taste? It is pretty undetectable! I have had other products like this that did alter the taste of whatever I mixed it into,but LIVfit did not. I put it in my daughter's smoothie and she never noticed. Give it a try! Loaded with vitamins and protein,it's a great way to start your day. You can learn more here: http://www.betterbodyfoods.com/products/livfit-superfood/


***Photo courtesy of BetterBody Foods

 BetterBody Foods has many other natural healthy products that you may enjoy. They are a company that feels it is important to give back to their community.  Many thanks to Tryazon for introducing me to them!

***Please note that I received free samples of BetterBody Foods. The above review is my honest opinion of the products. I loved them!

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Ines Rosales Tortas

I have discovered the perfect treat! Ines Rosales Tortas are now a part of my daily coffee break. If you haven't tried them,you simply have to! Tortas are a little taste of Spain. They are made of extra virgin olive oil and unbleached wheat flour. The texture is flaky and light. The flavor is superb! They are little slices of heaven! Ines Rosales Tortas are authentic; the recipe is over 100 years old!  They are hand-formed and hand-wrapped. The tortas come in both savory and sweet flavors:  Original, Seville Orange,Cinnamon, Rosemary & Thyme ,and Sesame & Sea Salt. My favorite is the Seville Orange. You can eat them alone or use them in recipes. I love the old world feeling and authenticity of  Ines Rosales Tortas. There is nothing even similar to them,and they have become a family favorite. It's so exciting to discover a new product,and Ines Rosales Tortas will be a staple in our pantry for an everyday taste of Spain!

You can learn more here http://inesrosalesusa.com/history 



  **Photo courtesy of Ines Rosales 

**A special thank you to Tryazon for providing me with complimentary samples of Ines Rosales Tortas. The above review is my honest opinion of this delicious product.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Rhodes Bake-N-Serv Microwave Cinnamon Rolls

I am excited to share a new product by Rhodes! We love cinnamon rolls,but I do not always have the time to pop one in the oven and wait for it to bake, especially on busy mornings. I am happy to report that Rhodes has solved the "I really want a cinnamon roll but do not have time to make one" problem with their new Rhodes Bake-N-Serv Microwave Cinnamon Rolls! Courtesy of Rhodes and Tryazon, I was able to try these ooey-gooey,warm, and delicious rolls. Rhodes Bake-N-Serv Microwave Cinnamon Rolls actually rise and bake right in the microwave. There are six in the bag with six individual cream cheese icings. Make one or make them all. It's up to you! Thank you,Rhodes, for giving us another top quality product.

Rhodes Bake-N-Serv Microwave Cinnamon Rolls  could not be simpler to make. Follow these directions please:

1) Put the bun on a plate
2) Microwave 60 seconds
3) Frost with the enclosed icing

That's it;you're done!

Oh, and repeat again whenever you are in the mood for a warm cinnamon bun! 









*Photo courtesy of Rhodes

 You can check out all the great products Rhodes makes here: http://www.rhodesbread.com/products/view/microwave-cinnamon-rolls

***I received a complimentary sample of  Rhodes Bake-N-Serv™ Microwave Cinnamon Rolls. The above review is my honest opinion of the product. I really do love them!

Sunday, September 27, 2015

iHealth

iHealth is a company that makes innovative products that can assist you in maintaining good health. The iHealth Wireless Core Body Composition Scale and the iHealth Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor are two products that I had the pleasure of trying courtesy of Tryazon and iHealth. I am finding both products to be very helpful.

The iHealth Wireless Core Body Composition Scale is the ultimate scale! It doesn't just give a number,but,rather, provides one with a complete  assessment of one's body composition. The scale allows one to measure and track nine aspects of one's health including: bmi,muscle mass, weight, body water, caloric intake,lean mass,bone mass,body fat,and visceral fat rating. The scale is extremely accurate and ,with the help of a free app,one can store and track data in a matter of seconds. You can look for trends,compare daily amounts, and set yourself goals. The app makes the scale so easy to use,and I love to have all my information in one place and easily accessible. To learn more about the iHealth Wireless Core Body Composition Scale,check out the iHealth website https://store.ihealthlabs.com/  


*Photo courtesy of  iHealth

The iHealth Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor, like the scale,also utilizes a free app to make measuring one's blood pressure a breeze. One can have an accurate blood pressure reading anywhere and anytime. It is FDA approved,and you can even share your data with your physician by using the touchscreen. One can use his smart phone or tablet. The readings will be stored in the iHealth cloud where you can watch for blood pressure trends.  I think this is a most helpful product for individuals who have to monitor their blood pressure. No wires,no tubes,and totally portable. You can learn more about the iHealth Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor here  http://www.ihealthlabs.com/blood-pressure-monitors/wireless-blood-pressure-monitor/

 
***Photo courtesy of  iHealth


Monitoring one's health is easy with the help of iHealth. The iHealth Wireless Core Body Composition Scale and the iHealth Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor are two products that I recommend, because they are accurate,simple to use,very high quality,and utilize an app that really assists one with his health goals.

*Please note that I received the above items complimentary for the purpose of my honest opinion and review. 

Friday, August 28, 2015

Keeping it Simple With Collapse-It and Flip-It!

Collapse-It and Flip-It are two products that offer unique solutions to some of our kitchen problems.  Courtesy of Tryazon, I was provided with a complimentary set of each to test out and introduce to friends. Read on...because you are going to love them!

Collapse-It is one of the most unique products that I have ever used. Nothing is more aggravating than opening up my cupboard and having all my storage containers fall out. I am a very organized and tidy person, and I like everything in its place.With a big family, I often have a lot of leftovers for storage, and I have an entire cupboard devoted to containers. I like them orderly, but my family doesn't always put them away in an orderly manner, and I am NOT a happy camper when those hit the floor! Collapse-It to the rescue! Collapse-It are storage containers that collapse totally flat!  They are made of  silicone and can be used in the freezer, dishwasher, and get ready... the OVEN!! YES! I love multipurpose products! They are unbreakable, will not crack, and keep food fresh with a vacuum seal. I love all the shapes and sizes. I plan on replacing all my bulky storage containers with them. I will have a nice, neat cupboard, and I will no longer have to deal with crowding and containers falling out and breaking.  I, absolutely, love them!
 


** Photo courtesy of Collapse-It
Please check out Collapse-It here: http://collapse-it.net/Home_3.html 

Flip-It is another ingenious product.  I really do not like to waste money, and it bothers me when I have to toss out a bottle that is not completely empty. Often, my husband will put a bottle in the fridge upside-down, so that we are not shaking to oblivion to get the last of the product out. Unfortunately, this often leads to a leaking MESS, and I am sure you can imagine how a neat-freak feels about that. Flip-It solves that problem! By attaching special caps onto bottles, one can store the product upside down to get ALL the product without fear of leakage. Flip-It isn't just for the kitchen,either. I am currently using it on my hair conditioner bottle.  You have to check out their site! Honestly, this is one of my favorite products ever! https://www.flipitcap.com/


**Photo courtesy of Flip-it

Collapse-It and Flip-It are two products that I am most excited about! I highly recommend them both. 

**Please note that I was provided these wonderful products complimentary, and the above is my honest opinion of them. 

Thank you for reading, and have a great day!



Friday, May 22, 2015

Gourmet du Village


Have you tried Gourmet Du Village dips yet? If not, then you are in for a real treat! I recently had the pleasure of trying , complimentary, several of these dips, and they are delicious! Just add one cup of sour cream and one cup of mayo to the spice packet, and you have created a fresh gourmet dip that your friends and family will be so impressed with! Flavors include Parmesan  Artichoke,  Hot Pepper Parmesan, Lemon Dill, Lobster, Pumpkin, Onion Chive, Mango Curry, and many, many more. The selection is fantastic, and there is a dip for every occasion and everyone's taste. The dip mixes are so versatile! You can make delicious spreads for your sandwiches, create sauces, or use the packets in your favorite recipes, or , better yet, to create your own recipes. How about spicing up that same old, same old meatloaf, by adding the Chipotle Garlic Baked Dip Mix to it. There are so many flavors and rich spices that you can use to jazz up those old recipes with! Take a look at what I made with the Cheddar and Bacon Dip kit-


I topped it off with cheddar cheese and our friends loved it! The kits come in little boxes for easy storage, as you can see in the photo above. There are also beautiful baking dishes that you can serve the dips in. Above is the cheery red one.

To see all the wonderful products that can make entertaining simple and fun, visit here:

http://www.gourmetduvillage.com/en/component/content/

With Gourmet du Village, you can serve your friends and family high quality dips that you have prepared yourself.  Keep some boxes in your pantry for unexpected guests, to create some new meals, and to whip up some gourmet dip in a matter of minutes. You are going to feel just like a chef!  

Many thanks to Gourmet du Village and Tryazon for providing me with the above products to enjoy. 

* Please note that I received the above product complimentary, however, the above review is my honest opinion of the product. I loved it! 

Thursday, February 5, 2015

GEFU

Have you heard of GEFU?  GEFU is a company based in Germany that makes high quality innovative kitchen products. I was able to test a few of these great products, courtesy of Tryazon and GEFU. 

The GEFU Spirelli Spiral Cutter is an ingenious kitchen tool!  Photo courtesy of Tryazon.



The  Spirelli Spiral Cutter allows one to make veggie noodles! In a matter of a minute, one can effortlessly create these wonderful noodles. You can use them for stir fry, soups, slaws, or in place of pasta. They are healthy and delicious and a great way to get children to eat their veggies. Try it on zucchini, and you will love the noodles!  This is my favorite new kitchen gadget.

Have a look at the Universal Peeler (photo courtesy of Tryazon)-



I usually stick my husband with all the peeling, because I don't like to do it. However, for testing purposes, I did it myself. I was very impressed with how quickly I could peel a carrot.  One sweep down the carrot and the peel was removed. Rather than a smooth blade, the peeler has 'teeth', and this made peeling so much faster than conventional peelers. You could also use the peeler to shred cheese or julienne vegetables.

The  Lemon Juicer worked excellently, as well. Photo courtesy of Tryazon.



You screw the juicer into the lemon and then pour the juice out! This is so convenient and makes juicing so much less messy.  We tried the juicer on limes and oranges, too, with great success.

 The Julienne Peeler ASIA  is a brand new product offered by GEFU. Photo courtesy Tyrazon.



 If you like Julienne, you are going to love this! The blade is high quality and very easily shreds the veggies. We used it to shred carrots and celery to make a great salad with. 

All of the GEFU products are very sturdy and meant to last. They can be placed in the dishwasher for fast cleanup. They are reasonably priced, and you can check them out here for more information-

http://www.gefu.us/

If you need some ideas on replacing wheat with veggies, check out the book Wheat Belly 30-minute (or Less!) Cookbook, which I also received. We had a lot of fun making recipes from it. Healthy, fast, and delicious, and the book goes perfectly with the GEFU kitchen tools. Photo courtesy of Tryazon.


 
Check it out here-
http://www.wheatbellyblog.com/2014/01/wheat-belly-30-minute-or-less-cookbook-reviews/

* Please note that I received the above items , complimentary, for the purpose of review. However, the review is my own honest opinion! 

I highly recommend the GEFU products.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

                                2015

Happy New Year! May all your dreams come true!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Merry Christmas!

May your Christmas be filled with love and joy!



Monday, December 15, 2014



 Gourmet Souffle

I recently had the pleasure of trying Gourmet Souffle! Courtesy of Tryazon, I received
complimentary Gourmet Souffle kits.  I love to bake, but I never thought that I could make a souffle. The mere concept was quite intimidating to me!  Therefore, I simply could not wait to put Gourmet Souffle to the test! Gourmet Souffle is a rich chocolate souffle. All one has to do is add water and place the batter in a ramekin.  My kit even came with oven safe paper ramekins. Mix with water, pour in ramekins, bake 6-18 minutes, and serve warm. Yes, it's that easy!  My guests were so impressed! In less than 20 minutes, I had restaurant quality souffles that were the perfect texture, and I baked them myself! You can drizzle with your own homemade syrups , or you can purchases bottle hot fudge, which is what I did.  Add a dollop of fresh whipped cream  and top with a cherry, and you have a heavenly dessert. I will be purchasing several boxes to keep in my pantry , and if unexpected company comes by, I can serve them a delicious souffle with their cappuccino. Once that gets out, I have a feeling that I will be receiving a lot of unexpected visits from friends! You can purchase Gourmet Souffle  at their website:  http://gourmetsouffle.com/

Gourmet SoufflĂ© Kit - 4 (6 oz.) SoufflĂ©s                                      

Please note; I received Gourmet Souffle complimentary for the purpose of this review. The above opinion is an honest one and completely my own.