Jun 252016
 

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The Make-Ahead Kitchen: 75 Slow-Cooker, Freezer, and Prepared Meals for the Busy Lifestyle Paperback 

Annalise Thomas (Author)

My Review:
I really love to cook and bake.  I love to look for cookbooks that have a variety of recipes that are simple, healthy and something we like to eat.  I was very excited to get  The Make-Ahead Kitchen.  It has all kinds of recipes – including breakfast, soups and salads, main meals and desserts.
One of the things that really draws me to the Make-Ahead Kitchen is all the great pictures.  That always helps me decide what to make. There are also some great recipes – one that I really liked is the Rosemary Chicken Pot Pie – I haven’t made it yet – but it is on my list for the next cool day.  Pot Pie is one of my favorite comfort foods.  There are so many good looking recipes – here is a few I can’t wait to try; Sour Cream Pumpkin Bread, Loaded Jalapeno Popper Dip, make-ahead Pepperoni Pizza Rolls and slow cooker Pineapple Coconut Chicken Curry just to name a few.
I can see how this book will really help me at night – It will be nice having dinner  made. Then all I have to do is bake and eat. What a great way to have healthy meals during the week.
You can find Make-Ahead Kitchen on the link below from Amazon.com.

Kaisy1

I received a Copy of this book from the author for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for the review.

Jun 242016
 

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The area were I work on the computer at home is in a corner and does not have much light.   I have been looking for a desk lamp/light that would be flexible and able to adjust. I am happy that I found this USB Reading Lamp with 28 Lights from i2 Gear.

The USB Reading Lamp just plugs into your USB port on your laptop or PC.  Then it has a flexible goose neck arm that lets you move it to where it works best for you.  Rex likes his light in a different spot than I do and now it is easy to adjust.  The light is bright and really helps light up the computer.

One other nice feature is that it is easy to take it with you.  I am going to take it when we travel ~ you never can be sure of how the lighting will be in a hotel room.  I also sometimes travel for work and have been stuck in small dark offices and this will be great for work too!

You can purchase your own USB Reading Lamp with 28 lights on the link below from Amazon.com.

Kaisy1

“Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Jun 202016
 

Good hostesses stand out from the crowd. They have a knack for planning great get-togethers that guests remember for weeks, months and even years afterwards. While it is true that becoming a good hostess is largely a learned skill, there are a few tried and true tips that can help even novice hostesses throw a party to remember.

Time Your Invitations Right

Many people schedules fill up quickly, particularly during holidays. That’s why it’s important to time your invitations so that your event gets scheduled before others, but not so early that your guests end up forgetting about it.

If you are planning an event around a holiday, or during the holiday season between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, send out invitations at least six weeks in advance. If the event is on the holiday itself, such as New Year’s Eve, eight weeks notice is not inappropriate. If you are planning a party any other time of year, three to four weeks notice should be sufficient.

Keep Food Simple

One rookie hostess mistake is planning an overly ambitious menu. Unless you are culinary professional, you likely don’t have experience preparing food for large groups. Cooking for a party and making sure that all the food is ready to serve at the appointed hour is incredibly stressful.

The truth is is that your guests appreciate that somebody else is feeding them. If you are not hiring a caterer, keep things simple by preparing one or two dishes from scratch at home and buying the other items ready-made.

Offer a Unique Activity

While there’s nothing wrong with a party where folks eat and chat, offering some kind of activity can be a great way to encourage socializing. Party games are one option, another is to bring in an expert to offer a short class. You may be surprised to know that there are all kinds of professionals that offer this service, including chefs that teach in-home cooking classes, wine experts that educate people on wine and perfumers who teach perfume making classes. . .all in people’s homes.

The important thing to remember when throwing a party is that you are offering hospitality, and this is always appreciated. Sure, you and your friends could go out to a restaurant for the evening, but when you bring people into your home you are sharing your life with them, making memories that won’t soon be forgotten.

Kaisy1

Jun 202016
 

Whether you go to the coast to purchase it or you order it from a market, fresh seafood has many benefits. Another option is to order fresh seafood online. This is beneficial for those who are unable to get out of the house or who might not have access to getting fresh fish and other items that are raised in the ocean. One of the things to keep in mind is not to fry the seafood in a lot of oil. The best option for preparing seafood is to bake it with a bit of lemon juice for flavor. You can also add herbs to give a variety of flavors that you usually can’t achieve when you fry the food.

Those who have consumed fish at least once a week have a decreased chance of developing heart disease according to the “Journal of the American Heart Association.” Seafood is rich in omega-3, which can lower the blood pressure and reduce the risk of a heart attack and a stroke. Fish can also help to improve the memory. It can decrease the risk of Alzheimer’s in some people who already have a presidposition for developing the disease. When fish is baked or broiled instead of fried, it can trigger the growth of brain cells that are responsible for cognitive function and memory.

Since fish has natural oils in it, you can see a difference in the health of the skin, hair and nails. The skin will look nourished, and the hair will appear shiny. Some studies have contributed fish to helping with psoriasis.

When fish is eaten with antidepressants, it can sometimes decrease symptoms of depression. Some studies have shown that omega-3 in fish can help ease depression in a better manner than medications will. Salmon is a fish that has high amounts of omega-3. It can help women who are dealing with postpartum depression. Fresh fish can also boost the energy levels in the body along with the immune system. However, it’s importnat to keep in mind that the fish has to be prepared properly so that the essential oils and fats are locked inside.

Kaisy1

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Jun 152016
 


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I do a lot of cooking and have been looking for something to help me reduce my prep time. That is why I love this TORO. TM Mandoline Slicer.  It works great slicing and julienne items to cook. It helps make slicing items go so fast.

What I like is that the  mandoline slicer is durable, the blades are made out of stainless steel.  The plastic is food safe and lightweight.  It comes with a variety of blades.

Here is what is included in this set:

– Mandoline Slicer
– 3 Standard Slicers
– 2 Julienne Slicers
– Storage Rack
– Slicing Guard
– BONUS: Vegetable Peeler
– BONUS: 50-Recipe EBook

One of my favorite things to make is baked potato chips – we love salt and pepper chips. I just slice a potato thin and throw in a plastic bag with olive oil, salt and pepper.  Then I shake the bag and mix the ingredients up.  Then spread on a baking sheet and bake until golden and crisp! Great healthy snack! You can experiment with different spices to see what you like best!

Clean up is a breeze either wash in warm soapy water or put in the dishwasher.  Remember to be careful when washing as blades are sharp.  Also make sure to use the slicing guard when using – you don’t want to slice your finger or hand!

You can purchase your own TORO.TM Mandoline Slicer on the link below from Amazon.com.


Kaisy1
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Jun 152016
 


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Are you looking for a new Salt and Pepper Grinder Set?  If so you will want to try this one from Lausihay.  It is a 304 Stainless Steel Salt And Pepper Grinder Set #saltgrinder – it comes in a nice box already for gift giving.  Perfect for a wedding or bridal shower gift.  I love how the grinders look. They are very attractive and stylish.  They look great in your kitchen or on a table.

I found the grinder very easy to fill and use.  The grinder lets you choose between fine or a coarse grind.  You just fill the cylinder and crank.  Out comes the perfect grind you want.  I love fresh ground pepper on my food!

The grinders look nice and are made with 304 stainless steel.  They are durable and will last a long time.  They just wipe clean.

The set also comes with a  wine stopper.  It is a press-type stopper with a air pressure switch.  It helps keep your wine fresh for days!  This is set is the perfect gift!  It is something that will be used over and over again.

You can buy your own Lausihay Stainless Stell Salt and Pepper Grinder Set with Wine Stopper below on the link from Amazon.com.


Kaisy1
“Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Jun 112016
 

The Brio SmartClean Premium Sonic Toothbrush Giveaway ~ Ends 7/03

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Jun 082016
 

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One of the things I like to do to relax is color in all those great new adult coloring book.  The problem is I had no place to put my colored pencils or gel pens – once you open the pack they are all over. That is why I love this new ZIPIT Colorz Box #ZIPITColorzBox.  It can hold around 60 pens or pencils. Look at how pretty it is!  I love the bright colors.  You can get it in 6 different colors and designs.

It is a great storage box with a hard shell that protects what you have in it. That also makes it durable so it should be able to take a bit of a wear and tear. You could use it for all kinds of things like your make-up or cell phone.  Even carry snacks in it!  Not only is it versatile you can even put it in the washer on gentle!

I am sure you will find many uses for this great ZIPIT Colorz Box.  You can purchase your own box HERE.

Kaisy1

“Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Jun 062016
 

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I really like using Essential Oils in my home ~ there are so many ways to use them.  I was excited to receive this set of 6 Etheral Wellness Essential Oils #etherealwellness.  The essential oil set contained Tea Tree, Lavender, Peppermint, Lemongrass, Eucalyptus and Orange.  Each oil can be used for different reasons.

You all know how great an orange smells when you peel it ~ just like this Orange oil smells wonderful. It is such a great fresh smell it makes you smile.  Orange Essential Oil is great for to use for an anti-inflammatory, antidepressant, antispasmodic, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, carminative, diuretic, tonic, sedative and cholagogue substance. I also read somewhere it is great for getting rid of fleas ~ they just don’t like the smell.

Another of my favorite is the Lemongrass – it’s  health benefits can be attributed to its many beneficial properties as an analgesic, antidepressant, antimicrobial, antipyretic, antiseptic, astringent, bactericidal, carminative, deodorant, diuretic, febrifuge, fungicidal, galactogogue, insecticidal, nervine, sedative and tonic substance.

The great thing about this set of Essential Oils from Etheral Wellness is that they come with a free e-book to give you all kinds of ways to use the oils.  They also come with reed sticks so your can make your own diffuser ~ I have one by my bed with Lavender in it so that I can sleep better.

You can purchase your own Ethereal Wellness Essential Oils on the link below from Amazon.com.

Kaisy1
“Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Jun 062016
 

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Tonight at midnight tune in to QVC where Lavanila’s founder Danielle Raynor will be live your for chance to purchase an amazing, QVC exclusive Lavanila Deodorant set!

Get aluminum-free, paraben-free odor protection with this four-piece set. Enjoy two fresh scents, Vanilla Coconut and Vanilla Grapefruit, in both travel and full sizes. Formulated with antioxidants and essential oils, they provide protection and nourishment whether you’re home or away. For a $44 value, this set features four Deodorants for $26.50! his exclusive set is also available at QVC.com

Danielle would love to share with one of my readers  a full size Vanilla Grapefruit Deodorant and full size Vanilla Coconut Deodorant.  You must be 18+ US(48). Leave a comment on what scent you would like the most. Extra entry for each way you follow Kaisy Daisy’s Corner.  Giveaway ends Jun 20, 2016.

Please fill in the form HERE to enter.

Kaisy1

“Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this sponsored post in hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

 

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