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Review and Giveaway! The New AcuRite Digital Cooking & Barbeque Thermometer with Wireless Remote Pager

Monday, December 16th, 2013 by Lisa

 

Enter to win the "New" AcuRite Digital Cooking & Barbecue Thermometer with Wireless Remote Pager!  This thermometer monitors food temperature during cooking and alerts you when the food is ready!  Would make a wonderful gift!  Giveaway at StephanieODea.com runs 12/16/13 - 12/20/13.

Friday, December 20, 2013.  This giveaway is now over.  Thank you for all of your great comments!  The winner has been randomly chosen and notified by email.  Congratulations Brenda K.!

I’m really excited about this product!  This is the New AcuRite Digital Cooking & Barbeque Thermometer with Wireless Remote Pager.

This is not just a regular food thermometer.  This thermometer takes all of the guesswork out of cooking!

The New AcuRite Digital Cooking & Barbeque Thermometer features a leave-in probe that monitors food temperature during cooking, predicts when food will be ready, and alerts with a wireless pager when dinner is done!

From the AcuRite website:

The AcuRite Digital Meat Thermometer & Kitchen Timer with Pager allows you to monitor food temperature within a 200 ft. range while the oven, grill, fryer, slow cooker, smoker or bbq door or lid is closed. NEW! Advanced, patent-pending algorithm estimates the time left to cook. The commercial quality, stainless steel probe measures internal food temperature during cooking and features a 3 ft. 700ºF heat resistant cord. Easy-set rotary dial lets you select one of the USDA recommended temperature presets or set your own temperature or time. When the target food temperature or time is reached the wireless pager alerts with sound, light and vibration. The thermometer also features a countdown / count up kitchen timer. One-year limited warranty. It’s more than accurate, it’s AcuRite.

I couldn’t wait to try this product out!  I decided to try it on a bottom round roast I had purchased.   All I did was put the probe into the meat:

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I set the type of meat to BEEF, set the degree of doneness to MEDIUM WELL and put the meat in the oven.  As you can see, the beginning temperature of the meat is 39 degrees F.  Then I turned the included pager on and set it to vibrate.

As the meat cooked, I could see the temperature rising and the cooking time counting down.

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When there was 5 minutes left, an alarm went off on the pager.  When there was 1 minute left, the alarm beeped on the thermometer.

When the meat was done, my pager started vibrating and the red and green lights starting flashing.  The alarm also went off on the thermometer.

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I took the meat out of the oven.  It came out perfectly!  I didn’t have to take it out of the oven to check it.  Not once!

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I was very impressed with this thermometer and will definitely be using it again!

I couldn’t help thinking that this would be a great gift for any guy who loves to barbeque!

You can purchase the New AcuRite Digital Cooking & Barbeque Thermometer & Kitchen Timer with Pager easily on the AcuRite website for $39.99 plus shipping or at a Retailer Near You!

I am so happy to be able to offer one free AcuRite Digital Cooking & Barbeque Thermometer & Kitchen Timer with Pager to one lucky reader!

TO ENTER THIS GIVEAWAY, PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW.

You may garner additional entries by:

  1. Sharing AcuRite Digital Thermometer on Facebook.
  2. Following AcuRite on Twitter.

 

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT FOR EACH ADDITIONAL ENTRY ABOVE SO THAT I CAN BE SURE TO COUNT YOU!  THANKS!

 

This giveaway will run from today (Monday, December 16, 2013) until Friday, December 20, 2013 at 2pm Pacific Time.

The winner will be notified by email.

 

This is the last giveaway of 2014!  Wishing you all a Joyous Holiday Season and a Happy, Happy New Year!  Keep watching in 2014 for more giveaways!!!

 

~Lisa

Lisa Irvine writes at Lisa’s Blogety Blog. You can find her at @Lirvine98 on twitter. If you have a suggestion for a product you’d like to see on our giveaway page, please let her know!

Review and Giveaway! “The Paleo Chocolate Lover’s Cookbook” by Kelly V. Brozyna

Friday, December 13th, 2013 by Lisa

"The Paleo Chocolate Lover's Cookbook" by Kelly V. Brozna.  The perfect gift for your chocolate-loving friend or family member!  Enter to win a free copy at StephanieODea.com!  Giveaway runs 12/13/13 - 12/20/13.

 Friday, December 20, 2013.  This giveaway is now over.  Thanks so much for your comments!  I enjoy reading them!  The winner has been randomly chosen and notified by email.  Congratulations Laura!

 

 

Happy Friday!  I love that I get to end the week with chocolate!  :-)

Doesn’t the  picture on the cover of this cookbook look enticing?  It sure does!   This is Chocolate Crepe Cake with Coconut Cream.  It’s just one of the many delicious recipes in “The Paleo Chocolate Lover’s Cookbook” by Kelly V. Brozyna.

Kelly Brozyna is well know for her blog The Spunky Coconut, where she shares her wonderful Paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free recipes.  She is also the author of “The Spunky Coconut Cookbook”, “The Spunky Coconut Gluten-Free Baking and Desserts” and  “The Spunky Coconut Dairy-Free Ice Cream”.  Kelly has celiac disease, while her daughter is allergic to gluten and has autism.  She has found, like so many others, that her family’s health depends on a very healthy, grain-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, Paleo diet.

While Kelly doesn’t suggest that the chocolate treats in her book be eaten everyday, she believes that healthy desserts can be an important part of your diet.  After all, chocolate has many health benefits including lowering blood pressure and releasing those feel-good endorphins!

Now, on to the recipes!  Here is a sample of what you will find:

  • Chocolate Swirl Cheese Danish Cake
  • Chocolate Chunk Buttermilk Muffins
  • German Chocolate Cake
  • Macadamia Brownies
  • Lava Cakes
  • Black Forest Cupcakes
  • Birthday Cookie Cake
  • White Chocolate Dipped Macadamia Biscotti
  • No-Bake Chocolate Chip “Peanut Butter” Cookies
  • Salted Caramel Bacon Bark  (Yes.  That’s what I said.)
  • Chocolate Truffles

There are so many more!

The beautiful photos in this book were taken by Kelly herself!

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This book would make a beautiful gift to a friend or loved one who is starting a Paleo and/or gluten-free diet and may be concerned about giving up the sweet treats they are used to having.

“The Paleo Chocolate Lover’s Cookbook” can be easily purchased at Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, at Costco and at local independent bookstores!

Kelly has generously offered to give away a free copy of her book to one very lucky reader!

 

TO ENTER THIS GIVEAWAY, PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW.

You may garner additional entries by:

  1. Liking The Spunky Coconut on Facebook
  2. Following The Spunky Coconut on Twitter
  3. Following The Spunky Coconut on Pinterest

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT FOR EACH ADDITIONAL ENTRY ABOVE SO THAT I CAN BE SURE TO COUNT YOU!  THANKS!

 

This giveaway will run from today (Friday, December 13, 2013) until Friday, December 20, 2013 at 2pm Pacific Time.

The winner will be notified by email.

Have a great weekend and good luck!

~Lisa

Lisa Irvine writes at Lisa’s Blogety Blog. You can find her at @Lirvine98 on twitter. If you have a suggestion for a product you’d like to see on our giveaway page, please let her know!

 

 

 

Review and Giveaway! Enjoy Life Dark Chocolate Morsels

Thursday, December 12th, 2013 by Lisa

*New* Enjoy Life Dark Chocolate Morsels!  Allergy Friendly and great for all of your holiday baking!!!  Enter to win a free bag at StephanieODea.com!  Giveaway runs 12/12/13 - 12/18/13.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013.  This giveaway is now over.  Thank you for all of your comments!  The winners have been randomly chosen and notified by email.  Congratulations Naomi and Paula!

Have you heard the news?  Enjoy Life Foods has *NEW*  Dark Chocolate Morsels!!!

I have been using Enjoy Life Foods Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mega Chunks and Mini Morsels for quite some time and I love them.  They are all free of dairy, nuts, soy and gluten and are non-GMO!

The new Dark Chocolate Morsels are 69% cacao.  You can enjoy the many health benefits that dark chocolate boast, such as lots of antioxidants, while having a sweet treat!

From the Enjoy Life Foods website:

proud to be free of the big eight!

 All Enjoy Life foods are specially made to be free of the eight most common allergens. That means they contain NO wheat/gluten, dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, egg, soy, fish or shellfish – the allergens that account for 90% of all food allergic reactions in the United States. Enjoy Life products are also made without casein, potato, sesame and sulfites. 

Our products are made in a dedicated nut- and gluten-free bakery in Schiller Park, IL. We’ve invested in a dedicated plant, so that you can have the added confidence and assurance that you and your family can eat Enjoy Life products without worries. 

We also require all of our ingredients to be certified allergen-free and perform routine testing to ensure strict allergen control standards are met. Visit our bakery for more information.

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These chips are perfect for all of your holiday baking!  :-)

While Enjoy Life Foods Dark Chocolate Morsels are great for baking, I also enjoy mixing them with nuts and coconut to make a little homemade trail mix snack!

You can purchase Enjoy Life Food Dark Chocolate Morsels easily from the Enjoy Life Food online store and at stores near you.

I am happy to be able to give away a free bag to two lucky readers!

TO ENTER THIS GIVEAWAY, PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW.

You may garner additional entries by:

  1. Liking Enjoy Life Foods on Facebook.
  2. Following Enjoy Life Foods on Twitter.
  3. Following Enjoy Life Foods on Pinterest.

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT FOR EACH ADDITIONAL ENTRY SO THAT I CAN BE SURE TO COUNT YOU!  Thank you!

 

This giveaway will run from today (Thursday, December 12, 2013) until Thursday, December 18, 2013 at 4pm Pacific Time.

 

The winner will be notified by email.

 

Be sure to check out all of the great giveaways we have running this week!

 

~Lisa

Lisa Irvine writes at Lisa’s Blogety Blog. You can find her at @Lirvine98 on twitter. If you have a suggestion for a product you’d like to see on our giveaway page, please let her know!

 

Review and Giveaway! “Crazy About Chocolate” by Krystina Castella

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013 by Lisa

"Crazy About Chocolate" by Krystina Castella.  YUM!  Enter to win a free copy at StephanieODea.com!  Giveaway runs 12/11/13 - 12/18/13.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013.  This giveaway is now over.  Thank you so much for all of your comments!  The winner has been chosen and notified by email.  Congratulations Nita!

I knew I would love this book as soon as I heard the title and saw the cover.  “Crazy About Chocolate” by Krystina Castella is the perfect cookbook for that certified chocoholic in your life.

Krystina Castella is the author of “Crazy About Pies”, which I was lucky enough to review HERE.  Some of her other great books are “Crazy About Cakes”, “Crazy About Cookies”, “Pops!: Icy Treats for Everyone”, “Booze Cakes” and “A World of Cake”.

There are some awesome recipes in here!

  1. Hand-Dipped Salted Caramels
  2. Chocolate Fudge
  3. Ganache Truffles in Candy Dish
  4. Mocha Cappuccino Mousse
  5. Chocolate Layer Cake with Ganache
  6. Chocolate French Macarons
  7. Chocolate Fettuccini Pasta
  8. Black Forest Brownie Bites

YUM!

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 Ganache Truffles in Candy Dish

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Chocolate Layer Cake with Ganache

Krystina even explains how to prepare the perfectly decorated chocolate gift.  What a great idea for the holidays!

I need to tell you that this is not a gluten-free cookbook, however, many of the recipes can be made using gluten-free ingredients, just watch your labels!

You can purchase “Crazy About Chocolate” easily from Amazon.com and at bookstores near you!

I am happy to be able to offer one free copy for giveaway to one lucky reader!

TO ENTER THIS GIVEAWAY, PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW.

This giveaway will run from today (Wednesday, December 11, 2013) until Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 4pm Pacific Time.

The winner will be notified by email.

Thanks for checking in and good luck!

~Lisa

Lisa Irvine writes at Lisa’s Blogety Blog. You can find her at @Lirvine98 on twitter. If you have a suggestion for a product you’d like to see on our giveaway page, please let her know!

Review and Giveaway! “Everyday Classics” by Alexa Croft

Friday, December 6th, 2013 by Lisa

"Everyday Classics: 68 Tasty & Essential Recipes: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free and Soy-Free" by Alex Croft.  Enter to win this great cookbook by Lexie from LexiesKitchen.com!  Giveaway at StephanieODea.com runs 12/6/13 -

Friday, December 13, 2013.  This giveaway is now over.  Thank you for all of your nice comments!  The winner has been randomly chosen and notified by email.  Congratulations Courtney!

 

You may already know Alexa “Lexie” Croft from her great blog LexiesKitchen.com.   Lexie began developing recipes to help her toddler son, who had intestinal and neurological issues.  She learned that he had food allergies and sensitivities and so she decided to change his diet to help him heal.  What she came up with are delicious, healthy meals, perfect for anyone needing to eliminate certain foods from their diets.

In her new book, “Everyday Classics”, Lexie shares “68 Tasty & Essential Recipes” that are gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free and soy-free.   Her book is broken up into “Everyday Staples”, “Breakfast”, “Lunch & Dinner” and “Sweet Treats”, making it very easy to locate a recipe for any time of the day.

Along with the wonderful recipes are beautiful photos of every recipe!

 

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Oatmeal Cake

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Zuppa di Italiano

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Mug Chocolate Chip Cookie  (Mmmmm!)

More of the recipes in “Everyday Classics”:

  • No Dairy Nacho Cheese
  • No-Peanuts Butter
  • Gluten-Free Flour Blend
  • Pizza Crust
  • Scones
  • Sunday Pancakes
  • Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
  • Loaded BBQ Potatoes
  • Teriyaki BBQ
  • Chicken Tenders
  • Strawberry Cheesecake
  • Spritz & Sugar Cookies
  • Brownies
  • Vanilla Cupcakes

I want to make so many of these recipes, starting with the Mug Cakes!!!  If you would like to see a sample of “Everyday Classics” on Lexie’s website HERE.

You can purchase “Everyday Classics” from Lexie’s Kitchen Store on Amazon.com.  This book would make a perfect gift for someone you love with food allergies, intestinal issues or neurological health challenges, such as Autism and ADHD.

I am so happy to be able to offer one free copy of “Everyday Classics” to one very lucky reader!

 

TO ENTER THIS GIVEAWAY, PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW.

You may garner additional entries by:

  1. Liking Lexi’s Kitchen on Facebook
  2. Following Lexi’s Kitchen on Twitter
  3. Following Lexi’s Kitchen on Pinterest

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT FOR EACH ADDITIONAL ENTRY ABOVE SO THAT I CAN BE SURE TO COUNT YOU!  Thanks!

 

This giveaway will run from today (Friday, December 6, 2013) until Friday, December 13, 2013 at 2pm Pacific Time.

 

The winner will be notified by email.

 

Thanks so much for taking the time out of your busy day to check out our giveaways!

Have a great weekend!

 

~Lisa

Lisa Irvine writes at Lisa’s Blogety Blog. You can find her at @Lirvine98 on twitter. If you have an idea for a giveaway, please let her know!

 

 

 

 

Review and Giveaway! The Lid Pocket Hands-Free Lid Holder for Slow Cookers

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 by Lisa

Review and Giveaway!  The Lid Pocket Hands-Free Lid Holder for Slow Cookers!  Giveaway at StephanieODea.com runs 12/4/13 - 12/11/13.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013.  This giveaway is now over.  Thank you for all of your comments and entries!!!  The winner has been randomly chosen and notified by email.  Congratulations Darlene S.!

Have you ever been cooking in your slow cooker, lifted the hot, drippy lid to stir or season your food, and not had a place to set the lid while you’re doing this?  It happens to me all the time.

Lid Pocket to the rescue!  This perfect little piece of plastic does a big, big job!

From the Lid Pocket website:

Product Description

  • Designed for use with slow cookers
  • Holds the slow cooker lid
  • Will accommodate most crock rims when the narrowest part of the rim is .75” or less
  • Fits 3-QT Round to 8-QT Oval Slow Cookers
  • BPA Free
  • Food and dishwasher safe
  • Built-in reservoir collects condensation
  • Stores inside the crock
  • Hands-Free solution when seasoning, stirring or serving
  • Fits the majority of slow cookers

 

They even have a nice little video on YouTube!

 

I couldn’t wait to try the Lid Pocket Hands-Free Lid Holder.  What a great idea!  It works perfectly!  I tried it while I was cooking some chili for dinner.

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I loved that when I set the lid in the Lid Pocket, it didn’t drip all over my countertop!

The Lid Pocket can be purchased easily on their website HERE.  This would make a great stocking stuffer for that slow cooker lover or could be paired with a slow cooker and a couple of Stephanie’s books for an awesome gift for that slow cooker newbie!  ;-)

I am so happy to be able to offer one free Lid Pocket to one very lucky reader!

TO ENTER THIS GIVEAWAY, PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW.

You may garner additional entries by:

  1. Liking Lid Pocket on Facebook.
  2. Following Lid Pocket on Twitter.
  3. Following Lid Pocket on Pinterest.

PLEASE LEAVE ONE COMMENT FOR EACH ADDITIONAL ENTRY SO THAT I CAN BE SURE TO COUNT YOU!  THANKS!

 

This giveaway will run from today (Wednesday, December 4, 2013) until Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 4pm Pacific Time.

 

The winner will be notified by email.

Best of luck to all!!!

~Lisa

Lisa Irvine writes at Lisa’s Blogety Blog. You can find her at @Lirvine98 on twitter. If you have an idea for a giveaway, please let her know!

Review and Giveaway! “Make Ahead Paleo” by Tammy Credicott

Monday, October 28th, 2013 by Lisa

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Monday, November 4, 2013.  This giveaway is now over.  Thank you for all of your wonderful comments!  This is really a great book and would make a great gift for yourself or someone you love!  Now, on to the giveaway!   The winner has been randomly chosen and notified by email.  Congratulations Veronica!

 

 

Lisa Irvine writes at Lisa’s Blogety Blog. You can find her at @Lirvine98 on twitter. If you have an idea for a giveaway, please let her know!

 

Trying to prepare healthy, quick Paleo meals for your family can be daunting.  That’s where Author Tammy Credicott’s new book, “Make Ahead Paleo: Healthy Gluten-, Grain-, & Dairy-Free Recipes Ready When & Where You Are” comes in!

Nobody likes coming home after a busy day at work, only to find that they need to start a meal from scratch in order to get dinner on the table.  I don’t know about you, but some nights, I’d rather just pop a frozen dinner in the microwave!  Unfortunately, that’s not always the healthiest choice.  Wouldn’t it be nice to have a meal ready in the fridge or slow-cooker?

From the inside cover of  “Make Ahead Paleo”:

In “Make Ahead Paleo”, you’ll find:

  • Recipes and tips for whipping up freezable meals
  • Inventory sheets to help you keep track of your frozen creations
  • Delicious timesaving recipes for your slowcooker
  • A busy work-week menu with full grocery list
  • Recipes to take on the road
  • One-pan meals you can make in your hotel room
  • Sweet indulgences that freeze and travel well

 

There a lot of things I like about this book.  I like that Tammy shares her tips and tricks for cooking, making meals ahead and more.  I really like the way the book is laid out by Make & Freeze, Low & Slow, On the Go, Room Service, Travel Treats and Week in a Day.  So easy to find what you are looking for!  I also like that there are grocery lists and freezer inventory sheets in the back of the book.  Very user-friendly!

 

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Some of the great recipes you can find in “Make Ahead Paleo” are:

  • Chocolate Cinnamon Sweet Potato Waffles
  • Sausage Stuffed Portobellos
  • Fajita Burgers
  • Coq au Vin
  • Bacon & Onion Roast
  • Sweet ‘n’ Smoky Deviled Eggs
  • Best Ever Chicken Strips
  • Br-Egg-Fast Hot Dogs
  • Pumpkin Pie Bars
  • Elvis Muffins
  • No-Bake Sunbutter Bars

 

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You can check out Tammy’s website, The Healthy GF Life, to find out more about her and see more of her delicious recipes!

 

“Make Ahead Paleo” is available for purchase on Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, Walmart and other major bookstores and retailers near you.

I am pleased to be able to offer a free copy of “Make Ahead Paleo” to one lucky reader!

TO ENTER THIS GIVEAWAY, PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW.

You may garner additional entries by:

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT FOR EACH ADDITIONAL ENTRY SO THAT I CAN BE SURE TO COUNT YOU!  Thanks!

This giveaway will run from today (Monday, October 28, 2013) until Monday, November 4, 2013 at 4pm Pacific Time.

The winner will be notified by email.

 

Good luck and have a great week!!!

 

~Lisa

Review and Giveaway! “Greenmarket to Gotham” by Chef Alfred Portale

Monday, October 21st, 2013 by Lisa

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 Monday, October 28, 2013.  This giveaway is now over.  Thank you for all of your great comments!  The winner has been randomly chosen and notified by email.  Congratulations Marcy!

 

Lisa Irvine writes at Lisa’s Blogety Blog. You can find her at @Lirvine98 on twitter. If you have an idea for a giveaway, please let her know!

 

Are you a “foodie”?   If you aren’t, the book I am reviewing today “Greenmarket to Gotham”,  just may turn you into one!  ;-)

 

From the “Greenmarket to Gotham” Press Release:

“Chef Alfred Portale of the highly acclaimed Gotham Bar and Grill teamed up with the farmers of the Union Square Greenmarket to create his recipe journal ‘Greenmarket to Gotham.’  Chef Portale was one of the first chefs to take advantage of all the fresh, seasonal produce the greenmarket has to offer.  Every summer, chef creates a weekly prix fixe all-vegetarian lunch menu showcasing a different farm’s ingredients.  10% of proceeds of this journal go to benefit GrowNYC. ” 

 

If you love using fresh ingredients, farmer’s market produce and lots and lot of colorful fruits and vegetables in your cooking, this is the book for you!  Chef Portale takes you through twelve weeks of his trips to the NYC Greenmarket and the 36 recipes he created around the produce he found.

Just some of the recipes Chef Portale shares in his book are:

  • Yogurt Parfait with Black Currants
  • Spaghetti Puttanesca with Chili Flakes
  • Baby Tuscan Kale Salad with Raspberries and White Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • Cherry Tomato Bruschetta with Lemon Aioli
  • Roasted Cauliflower with Golden Raisins, Beluga Lentils, and White Balsamic
  • Chilled Cucumber Soup with Summer Melon, Yogurt, Almonds, and Mint

 

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I must let you know that this is not a gluten-free cookbook, but there are many naturally gluten-free recipes here!  Several of the recipes can also be made to be gluten-free using gluten-free ingredients.

You can purchase “Greenmarket to Gotham” from The Gotham Bar and Grill website.

I am happy to be able to offer a free copy of “Greenmarket to Gotham” to one lucky reader!

TO ENTER THIS GIVEAWAY, PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW.

This giveaway will run from today, (Monday, October 21, 2013) until Monday, October 28, 2013 at 2 pm Pacific Time.

The winner will be notified by email.

 

Thanks so much for checking in and good luck!!!

 

~Lisa

 

A Lovely Apple Season Giveaway! A Custom Made Embroidered Women’s Bib Apron by Crooked Brook and a Jar of Raw Apple Blossom Honey from Mohawk Valley Trading Company

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013 by Lisa

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Lisa Irvine writes at Lisa’s Blogety Blog. You can find her at @Lirvine98 on twitter. If you have an idea for a giveaway, please let her know!

 

 Wednesday, October 23, 2013.  This giveaway is now over.  Thank you everyone for showing Crooked Brook and Mohawk Valley Trading Company so much love!  I’m so glad you liked this giveaway.  The winner has been randomly chosen and notified by email.  Congratulations Kristi R.!!!

 

 

Apple season is here!  Do you go apple picking where you live?  Here in Upstate NY, we have a multitude of apple orchards where we can go apple picking.  We are also knee-deep in apple pie, homemade applesauce and apple cider donuts!

 

Our giveaway today is perfect for this time of year!

First, a Custom Made, Crooked Brook Women’s Bib Apron with Apple Botanical and Apple Blossom Chain Embroidery.  It is made from Certified Organic Cotton Twill, is Natural color and has two side hip tailored welt pockets.  It is embroidered with an apple botanical on the chest and an apple blossom chain on each pocket.  Value: $140.00.

So pretty!!!

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(You should also check out all of the great items at Crooked Brook!)

 

Second,  a 1lb Glass Jar of Mohawk Valley Trading Company Raw Apple Blossom Honey  – Value: $10.00  I reviewed this delicious honey back in September.  You can check out my review HERE.

The total value of this great package is approximately $175.00 including shipping.

 

This would make a great gift for any lady on your list or keep it for yourself!  ;-)

 

TO ENTER THIS GIVEAWAY, PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW.

*Please note that this giveaway is only available to those readers 18 or older, with a US mailing address within the 48 contiguous states.  Thank you!

This giveaway will run from today (Wednesday, October 16, 2013) until Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 4pm Pacific Time.

The winner will be notified by email.

 

Don’t forget, if you are enjoying these wonderful giveaways, please show Stephanie some love and subscribe to one or more of her feeds HERE.  It’s completely free and you will receive all of Stephanie’s updates right in your email!!!

 

 

 

 

Review and Giveaway! American Kobe Beef from Firelands Cattle Company

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013 by Lisa

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013.  This giveaway is now over.  Wow!  We have a lot of beef lovers out there!!!  Thanks for all of your comments!  The winner has been randomly chosen and notified by email.  Congratulations Lisa P!

Lisa Irvine writes at Lisa’s Blogety Blog. You can find her at @Lirvine98 on twitter. If you have an idea for a giveaway, please let her know!

Wow!

Do you love beef?  Juicy hamburgers, ground beef, steaks?  Then you will be as excited as I am about today’s review.

I must admit, I have never tried Kobe beef.  I almost always just pick up a package of 85% ground beef from the market or sometimes some ground bison.  When I received my sample of American Kobe Beef from Firelands Cattle Company, I couldn’t wait to try it!

What makes Kobe beef so delicious and so much better for you?  Here’s a little bit about it from the Firelands website:

Kobe is globally known to be the greatest tasting red meat available.  This does not happen by accident.  To obtain the highest grade available, traditional USDA grading systems call for 6-8% marbled fat.  In comparison, the Firelands American Kobe falls in the 20-25% range.  This extremely high degree of marbled fat is what gives Kobe beef its superior texture and taste. Yet this fat is mostly monounsaturated, which can actually lower LDL (or ‘bad’) cholesterol. This should provide guilty relief when you eat our beef!

This beef is so good!  I apologize that I didn’t take more pictures for you, but the beef disappeared so quickly!  ;-)

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I did get a picture of my dinner plate the night I used my American Kobe Ground Beef to make a family favorite, shepard’s pie.

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This beef is so delicious, that my husband and I decided that we will be ordering from Firelands Cattle Company regularly, from now on.  We were really impressed.

You can order Firelands Cattle Company American Kobe Beef hamburgers, ground beef, steaks and ribs by calling the numbers listed on their website HERE.

I am very happy to be able to offer a package of Firelands Cattle Company American Kobe Beef Hamburgers and Ground Beef worth $50 to one very, very lucky reader!

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Please leave a comment for each additional entry so that I can be sure to count you! This giveaway will run from today (Wednesday, October 9, 2013) until Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at 4pm Pacific Time. The winner will be notified by email.   Good luck everyone!!! ~Lisa