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OvenArt Bakeware Silicone Muffin Pan Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

I love baking and cooking all sorts of foods but one thing I don’t love is the scrubbing when it comes to washing the pans afterward. I tend to bake a lot and admit that often my pans really take a beating. I have to nearly replace them once a year due to flaking of the non-stick surface, rusting, and loss of an attractive appearance. I am pretty sure it’s one of the cons of putting pans through the dishwasher to remove that caked on food and perhaps a quality factor too. Whatever the case, it’s a quite discouraging mess and issue to have. It totally puts a damper on my joy for baking having to deal with the problems of my metal pans!

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Newman’s Own Organics Snacks {Review And Giveaway}


When Nell Newman and business partner Peter Meehan started Newman’s Own® Organics: The Second Generation® in 1993, they were sure there was a market for organic snack  foods, but they couldn’t have anticipated just how fast the demand for their products would grow. What started with pretzels and grew to include other snack foods has now expanded to many other organic items: coffee, tea, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, organic dried fruit, and pet food.

Great tasting products that happen to be organic is our slogan,” says Nell. “It really says a lot about us. We’ve seen in recent years that people want to know more about the food they eat, not just how many calories a product contains. It’s becoming more important to them how ingredients are grown and processed on the way to their grocers’ shelf. Once people see how much organic foods have improved since the early days of packaged`health‘ foods, we feel they’ll seek them out.”

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Cross Country Cafe Review


If anyone you met could tell you one thing about me it would be that I am a lover of coffee. I just can’t get enough. About a year ago I became a proud owner of a Keurig Brewer and have since discovered so many more flavors or not just coffee but of tea, hot chocolate, and other delicious brews too.

I am sure without my brewer, I would have never sampled so many different flavors in such a short amount of time because of the quantity in which it’s sold. And lover of coffee or not, there was no way I was buying large amounts in bags or boxes of teas just to try one flavor. Because often times there aren’t that many variety single serving packs of ground or whole bean products to choose from. I rest my case in why I am convinced everyone should have a Keurig Brewer if possible.

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Caron Designs {review}


Caron Designs is company that offers handmade whimsical accessories & gifts for those special occasions in life such as baby showers, weddings, house warming, and more. What makes these products so unique is that fact that many of the products are crafted from recycled glass, clay, and other organic materials. There are a variety of items to choose from in the online shop and if you don’t see what you want, they offer a custom service too.

Caron Designs was kind enough to send me a few of their fantastically re-purposed products to share my thoughts upon. I happily obliged a went with the Whimsical Cheese Platter and one of their newest products It’s a Wrap fashion accessory. Each item arrived styled up and ready to present to a recipient as a gift, all you would need to do is add a card and slip the item into a gift bag.

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Doctor Kracker Parmesan Culinary Crisps, Garlic (Review)


Doctor Kracker Parmesan Culinary Crisps in the Garlic flavor are quite delicious! These crackers are made with organically grown whole grains, garlic, and aged Parmesan cheese. The crackers are a bit on the hard side so I would recommend using them with dips or along with your soup if you are sensitive to that sorta thing. I tried the crackers as is, with bean dip, and as a substitute for croûtons in my salad and every combination was tasty! These would be a great cracker to add to any appetizer platter with meats, dips, and a variety of cheeses!

One other thing I like other than the flavor and consistency is that the crackers don’t leave your hands dirty like some others crackers I’ve tried and shared with my kids. We’d just be covered with salt,flavorings and the like needing a napkin right away! Those types of crackers were never fun when traveling! These crackers are great for at home, work, or traveling. I so adore that fact that my 5 year old and 2 year old enjoy these crackers. The added health benefits are that these contain heart healthy fiber and essential micro-nutrients!

Interested in purchasing? Doctor Kracker Parmesan Culinary Crisps, Garlic, 6 Ounce Packages are $3.68 a bag on and  right now there’s a money saving 25% off coupon you can use on your order. Do note that these are a add on item meaning these will ship with any 25.00 qualifying order.

Disclaimer: I was sent the above mentioned products to review. This review is 100% my opinion and has not been edited or reviewed by anyone. I was not compensated in any other way for this product review.

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Ginger Pu’erh Tea {Review}


I found the Ginger Pu’erh Tea to be quite subtle in taste. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, I’ve had other Ginger teas in the past that were way too spicy and not that enjoyable to drink. The subtle taste allows for the flavor to be there without an over powering spiciness. It’s mellow enough that my kids thought it tasted pretty good and my daughter doesn’t usually like a lot of things. The smell is also quite subtle but I think if you were to seep the tea bag for a little longer than the suggested 3-5 minutes it would be much stronger.

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