Tuesday, September 24, 2013

TidyTots Potty Chair Liners Review

Potty training is hard. Admit it! Although I was lucky enough to have kids that didn't have problem potty training, this would have been useful when I was potty training them.  When I contacted Tidy Tots I wasn't really thinking, what am I going to do with a potty chair liner?

Then I remembered I have a girlfriend who has a toddler that she's potty training, so I contacted her and asked her if she wanted to use Tidy Tots. She was happy to try the product for me. So this is a double review by 2 mommies.

Isn't her potty chair cute? It actually makes the flushing sound when you pull the lever. My friend said she had no problem putting it on the potty chair. It was convenient for her since she's got 2 toddlers to run after. No mess and the pad is very absorbent. 

I really do wished now that I had known about this when I was potty training my kids. This would have been so nice to have. It's affordable and you have more time in your hand not worrying about cleaning and washing their potty chair.

TidyTots® Disposable Potty Chair Liners take the mess out of your child's potty training experience. No more wiping out what is left behind after your child's potty training session. No more cleaning and sanitizing the potty chair bowl. NO MORE YUCK!
TidyTots® are designed to fit in most any potty chair. Simply cover the removable bowl of your potty chair with a TidyTots plastic disposable potty liner and smooth it into place.
Potty training shouldn't limit your schedule or that of your child. While on the go take your potty chair in your vehicle along with a TidyTots® Disposable Potty Chair Liners Travel Pack and avoid the public restroom nuisance. Each Travel Pack carton contains 16 liners and 16 super-absorbent pads. The super-absorbent pad is designed to absorb more than your child can create in one sitting. When finished, simply remove the liner from the removable potty chair bowl, pull the draw tape closure and tie it closed. Easily discard the liner just as you would dispose of a diaper. 

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Monday, September 16, 2013

"Show us your muscle!" The Protein Bakery Review and Giveaway

The Protein Bakery was one of the original place I've contacted for a review. You don't even know how happy I was when I heard back from them. They sent me a lot of goodies and do you want to know how cool they are? They're beyond cool to even do a giveaway too. 

HOLD up! The best part is you can enter their "Show us your muscle!" promotion.  When you order from The Protein Bakery you can EMAIL your photo holding any of their products making a muscle for a chance to win:

FREE Baker's Pick Gift Set (Their Largest Gift Set)
A T-shirt
and they will highlight your photo on their site as well as my blog (so make sure you tell them who sent you)

Oh, I wanted to tell you first about what I liked in the package I received. My fave was the Walnut Brownie, it had a little hint of mocha on it, well at least that's what my tastebuds / brain was telling me. The reason why I loved it was because it wasn't too sweet. I also ate most of the cookies. I did share with the kids. You know, I get one they get one. LOL! The other 2 mini brownies I didn't even get to taste, which I know was good. My friend was over and she ate both. She didn't complain and was asking for more, so coming from her, it's 2 thumbs up.

Overall, I love the not so sweet taste. Everyone who knows me, knows I don't have a sweet tooth.  Plus it's got protein and they're all Gluten Free. What's not to like? Need more info about their product? Click HERE.

I know you're mouth is watering from all these chocolate goodness. So head on over to their store. They have Brownies, Blondies, Minis and Gift Packs.
Make sure you visit their Store if you're around the NYC area. 

Ok, 2 ways to win. You can enter the giveaway here and then you can also enter to win their "Show us your muscle!" promotion. 

Here's what you will be getting on this GIVEAWAY($45 value):
An Assortment of 2 brownies / blondies
2 cookies / 2 packs
2 minis

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Breakfast goodies with Nostalgia Cupcake Bakery Review


Breakfast :-)

Breakfast is usually chaos in our home during school days, specially with 2 kids. 2 growing kids that is. They love their food too much. Although sometimes they want cereal, but most of the time I try to make them something warm to eat before school. Specially with the cold weather they need something to warm them up.

Weekends are different. We sleep in and take our time in the morning. So last Saturday the kids wanted pancakes, sausage, omelet, bacon, ham and who knows what they wanted. They were just blabbing their orders. LOL! I figured this would be the best time to use my Cupcake Baker. Thanks to Nostalgia Electric for sending me their product for this review.  I know it says cupcake baker and I thought that this is for making cupcakes only. It's not! I used it for breakfast. I wanted to make something in 1 pot/ pan and not make 10 different things. This is the perfect time to use my Cupcake Maker.

I made my cinnamon pancakes and it was oh so good. I'm not a pancake person and I actually had to make a second batch so I can have some too. Yup! My kids ate all of it. The cupcake makers holds / makes 7 at a time and I had to do 3 batches so I can eat. Haha!

Seriously I'm not making this up. My daughter said "It's so delicious that you don't know how delicious it is". I swear I'm not making this up. I'm surprised her brother didn't say anything. Actually he did. He said he wanted more. LOL!

This is what I used for the pancake.

1 cup Aunt Jemimas Buttermilk mix
3/4 cup water
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tbsp. sugar
Cut up banana's or any topping you want

Mix all the ingredients.
Drop them into the muffin pods. I put about a tbsp. or fill it almost to the rim. Close and let it cook for 5-7 minutes. Then all done.

When we got done with pancakes we moved on to potato, sausage and ham with eggs and cheese.

For the potato I used what we had on the freezer. Just plain Ore ida french fries cut up in cubes. Sausage and ham cut up. Eggs and a little bit of milk. Cheese

1. Fill the pods with whatever potato or meat filling you want. Potato on the bottom, meat on top.
2. Fill to the rim with the egg mixture.
3. Don't forget the cheese.
4. Close the lid and cook for 5-7 minutes.

Result is fluffy goodness eggs and my kids loved it. My daughter can't get enough of them. She wants me to use it all the time now. She said it's by far the best eggs I've made. Which is funny 'coz I make eggs all the time. HEH!?

She loves ham. She ate all the ham and 1 sausage. 

So what do I think about the Cupcake Maker? 
It's super easy to use. 
Clean up is a breeze, all you have to do is wipe. 
I love how it's non stick and the eggs and pancakes came out without getting stuck to pan. 
My babies love the bite size and I do too. 
Easy to tell when it's ready to use.
You can hide the cord in the bottom.
The color is sooooo pretty.
It doesn't heat up the whole house when it's 90F degrees outside.
You can make small batches.

What are you waiting for? Go get yourself one. You will love it. Just make sure you let your kids have fun with it too. Make breakfast together and create lasting memories.

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Friday, September 13, 2013

September LOVE with Food Review

Have you heard of Love with Food? Well, let me tell you what Love with Food is all about.  They help you discover new organic, all natural snacks and they deliver straight to your door every month. You can subscribe to their delivery which starts as low as $10 a month. Every month they will send you unique and tasty snacks and varies on seasonal theme.

Want to know the best part? For every box sold, they donate a meal to several food banks such as Feeding America Network and Share Our Strength - No Kid Hungry.

I was so happy when I received their package. I got a bunch of stuff in the box. The box was cool enough. Box is saved and will probably use it for something :-)

So here are the stuff I received from them. 

- Dizzy Pig Artisan Rubs and Seasoning Blends. Smells divine by the way.

- Bops Sea Salt (Baked Organic Potato Snack) It was good but it tasted great with onion dip. If you eat just the chips it was a bit bland. Good thing there's dips.
- Snapea Crisps Harvest Snaps, my son has dibs on this one. Hehehe!

- Rip Van Wafels yummy with hot coffee
- Aunt Sally's Creamy Pralines was Oh sooooo yummy, I actually ate the whole thing. It's very sweet. So if you have a sweet tooth and love pralines, then you will love this.
- Sahale Crunches was also very good. I actually ate this while the kids were in school. Yah I got a bit selfish there. LOL!

They also sent me 2 coupons, woohoo! 

- Save the Earth mints to keep them mouth of yours smelling clean and fresh. This babies are in my purse. Love the packaging.

- El Pinto All Natural salsa

- Of course the Bops. 

All in all, I tasted them and my our belly wasn't complaining or I should say our tastebuds. 

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Pumpkin Whoopie pie cookies with cream cheese filling Recipe

It's that time of the year again. Apples, pumpkin, pies, fall, cool breeze. Oh gosh, I hope we have many more hot weather. I'm not looking forward to colder weather, but I am looking forward to apple picking time and pumpkin pie. 

You know who else loves pumpkin? My husband, my son, my mom, his mom, my cousin and her husband. LOL! I could go on. I should just give them the recipe on how to make the pie so they can make it at their own home. Well, the ones who aren't living with us. 

Anyway, today is a pumpkin kind of day, I think. I was going to make the red velvet because the pumpkin can wanted to kill my toes, but then I couldn't find any red coloring, so back to pumpkin.

Here's what you need for the whoopie cookies:
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 cups firmly packed dark-brown sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 cups 100% pumpkin puree, chilled (make sure it's really cold)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

For the cream cheese filling:

  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

What to do:
  1. Make the cookies: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or a nonstick baking mat; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves; set aside. In another large bowl, whisk together brown sugar and oil until well combined. Add pumpkin puree and whisk until combined. Add eggs and vanilla and whisk until well combined. Sprinkle flour mixture over pumpkin mixture and whisk until fully incorporated.
  3. Using a small ice cream scoop with a release mechanism, drop heaping tablespoons of dough onto prepared baking sheets, about 1 inch apart. Transfer to oven and bake until cookies are just starting to crack on top and a toothpick inserted into the center of each cookie comes out clean, about 15 minutes. Let cool completely on pan.
  4. Make the filling: Sift confectioner' sugar into a medium bowl; set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat butter until smooth. Add cream cheese and beat until well combined. Add confectioners' sugar and vanilla, beat just until smooth. (Filling can be made up to a day in advance. Cover and refrigerate; let stand at room temperature to soften before using.)
  5. Assemble the whoopie pies: Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. Transfer filling to a disposable pastry bag and snip the end. When cookies have cooled completely, pipe a large dollop of filling on the flat side of half of the cookies. Sandwich with remaining cookies, pressing down slightly so that the filling spreads to the edge of the cookies. Transfer to prepared baking sheet and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate cookies at least 30 minutes before serving and up to 3 days. 

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Holdaplate The Cocktail Plate Evolution REVIEW

Ever been to a party or get togethers and they serve snacks / Hors d'oeuvre and you walk around with both hands occupied with your drink and plate? So when you see a friend or you get introduced to someone then you have to find a spot to put your drink and plate down. 

That's where Holdaplate comes in.  I've never seen anything like this before. I saw this in my friends blog and I thought it's the coolest thing. So I contacted Holdaplate and they were nice enough to send me some samples to try. 

I am telling you, you need to get some for your party. I mean come on! Who doesn't want to walk around with one of your hand free? Unless you're anti-social and was forced to come along and doesn't want to meet anyone, well then you should have stayed home. LOL! 

As you can see, you can use it if you're right or left handed.  Holdaplates are washable and reusable. They're also BPA Free, Eco-friendly, sturdy and stackable. 
You can hold different type of drinks with your Holdaplate

It really does suck if you mingle with both hands holding something.  You don't need to walk around like this.

You can do this instead and then you can mingle and meet new friends and talk to people and shake their hands. 

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