Saturday, October 25, 2014

Musselman's Apple Butter Review and Giveaway!

Fall is definitely the best season for food, in my opinion. I am one of those typical girls that are CRAZY obsessed with pumpkin. But there's other great flavors, too like apples and pumpkins. And when you want delicious apple products, you go to Musselman's! One of their excellent products, perfectly delicious during this time of year, is apple butter!
Apple Butter is an excellent alternative to put on your toast instead of jams, jellies, and other butters. Add it to your greek yogurt or cottage cheese in the morning. Or how about make some insanely delicious recipes with it, too? Yup you can even do that!

In addition to the jar of apple butter and a festive fall bowl, I received some some delicious festive fall recipes.

The recipes included five easy treats, one of them included Apple Butter Custard Pie.

The ingredients included:
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/2 tbsp cornstarch
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 cup Musselman's apple butter
- 1 cup milk
- 1 19-inch deep dish unbacked pie shell

- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine sugar, eggs, cornstarch, and cinnamon.
- Add apple butter and mix well.
- Add milk gradually to the mixture and blend together.
- Pour into an unbaked pie shell. Bake 450 degrees for 10 minutes. Cover crust edges with foil. Reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake for 45 minutes longer. Center will slightly jiggle.
- Cool and eat it up!

It sounds amazing! I've been meaning to look for the pie shell but keep forgetting. It sounds like if apple pie and pumpkin pie had a baby. I'm really excited to try it.

How do I typically eat my apple butter? Well, I'm pretty lazy. Scoop it into my cottage cheese or greek yogurt, add some berries and hemp hearts and I have a banging breakfast! It's my favorite meal of the day and while it is simple, it is still pretty delicious.

Once again though, Musselman's does not disappoint! Check them out, you won't be disappointed!

Buy It! Head on over to Musselman's website and browse their awesome selection!

Win It! ONE winner will win a Musselman's prize pack like the one I received above!

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Loot Crate October Fear Review!

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I feel like I just received last month's Loot Crate, time flies! With Halloween just around the corner they picked the perfect items to have you squealing or shivering with delight, what with their theme of the month being FEAR. 

This month's box included:
Slashes and Bites tattoo's
The Loot Crate mini-magazine 
Sledgesaw Hammer Pen
How to Survive a Sharknado Book
Toxic Waste Candy
"Oh Brother" Walking Dead Art Print
The Walking Dead comic

And lastly...

Death by Kitten t-shirt

As a big fan of Halloween, skeletons, and The Walking Dead this was an A+ Loot Crate for me. I loved pretty much everything in it. 

The tattoos are perfect for a zombie Halloween costume, or even if you don't feel like going full blown costume'd out you can just put these babies on and say you're "infected." I haven't had the candy but I imagine it's going to be pretty awesome just with the name alone. 

The pen is awesome, it came in these fancy box with "Deadrising 3" on the bottom, so I'm guessing this is a weapon from that video game. Honestly though, you don't have to be a fan of the game/even know about the game to like this pen. It's so cool! It works well and just looks awesome. Bring it to work and you may look like a crazy person, but a pretty awesome crazy person.

The book tells how to survive Sharknado if it happens and other natural disasters/attacks like an "Antdemic," and "Ice Storm," and "Mothman." I haven't read it yet, but just by skimming through the book you can tell it's a pretty funny and entertaining read. Even if you've never seen Sharknado you'll still get a great laugh from it. I know this may be an odd compliment, but I also like the size of the book, it's small enough to stick in your bag and read it while you're on the bus or at lunch. Plus it's paperback so less weight, win!

The two Walking Dead items were excellent, too. I actually gave the print to a friend of mine who's obsessed with Norman Reedus. Though, I did find it odd that they decided to make a print out of that scene, it's a pretty sad one. The comic book looks awesome, it looks like it might be exclusive to Loot Crate. Honestly, I haven't opened it yet and I don't think I am. It might be valuable one day, you never know!

Lastly, the Death by Kittens t-shirt is HILARIOUS. It's negative photos of cats shaped into a skull. I love clever shirts like this. It's perfect for this Halloween season, too.

Once again, Loot Crate killed it! (get it?) Definitely check them out, you won't be disappointed!

Buy It! Head on over to Loot Crate's website and sign up! They're less than $20 a month!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Private Selection Food Review!

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I'm always up on trying the latest items from to fashion, electronics, and especially food. So when BzzAgent gave me the opportunity to review the special Private Selection line that you can find at your local Kroeger store. My local store is Ralph's and I headed over to use my free product coupons for Private Selection.

In the package, I received some Blue Corn chips and Restaurant Style Salsa which was delicious. The blue corn chips were great because they were kind of like strips, like rectangular chips, perfect for dipping into salsa. The salsa was great, not too mild, not too hot, but still very addicting.

They also sent some select blend nuts which were highly addictive and delicious. They were only lightly salted and had a blend of nuts of pretty much the best, fanciest, and more delicious nuts ever.

Cashews, macadamia nuts, pecans, and then some! Oh man. So good!

I also received three free product coupons for frozen fruit, a pie, and bacon. Unfortunately it wasn't too easy to find any of these. The only product I ended up finding was the frozen fruit and I bought the frozen blueberries.

These are actually great and nicely sized. The packaging isn't too big, but it's a nice size. Heat this up and add them to your oatmeal or yogurt, or add them to smoothies. They're perfect.

I checked various other Ralph's and I couldn't find any Private Selection pies or bacon and ended up giving up. I guess the selection of Private Selection items vary from very Kroeger store. Near me they had a great Private Selection for their ice cream and some frozen food but not any baked goods or much else. It kind of is a relatively new line that adds more items so maybe adding the pies and such are just going a bit slower than expected.

Overall, I did love these items. They all were really delicious. I have had their ice cream before too and it's just as good. All of their items have fresh, delicious ingredients, it's artisan foods but at a decent price.

Buy It! Head on over to your local Ralphs, FredMeyer, or Kroeger grocery store chain! You won't be disappointed!

 Disclaimer- I was provided a product in exchange for my review. You can read more about my blog policies in my disclaimer.

Sashka Giveaway Winner!

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Congrats to Cynthia for winning!

Double Duty Divas Cascade Party #2 Review and Giveaway!


Hi everyone! I was recently given the awesome opportunity to host a party for Cascade thanks to Double Duty Divas. Cascade's platinum line is awesome for dishwashers, so awesome you can even skip pre-washing! It's mind blowing. You may remember I had another Cascade party last month, you can check out that post here. This month was a bit different. I was supposed to hold it at my place, but I ended up bringing the party to my friend's!

Double Duty Divas and Cascade suggested we have a brunch, unfortunately I work every weekend during brunch so that wasn't really possible. Instead, my friends and I were shooting a sketch/having a game night/snack night so I felt like this was the perfect party to also make a Cascade party. She had a dishwasher and fun ensued.

It's really funny because one of the friends I gave it to told me she uses Cascade and loves it because she doesn't have to prewash and I said they actually encourage that. In order to get the most optimum clean and shine, it’s important to skip the prewash and use Cascade Platinum. This is because the special enzymes in Cascade Platinum latch onto the leftover food particles, breaking them down so they can wash away - even 24-hour stuck on food. With no food particles on the dishes, the enzymes can’t do their job as well and this can lead to dish issues. 

Cascade Platinum’s superior technology achieves a clean so powerful it eliminates the need to pre-wash or pre-rinse dishes and even helps keep your dishwasher sparkling. Its advanced triple-action formula has powerful enzymes that break down even 24-hour stuck-on food for Cascade’s best clean and shine.

It's crazy just how well it works, literally the Cascade platinum is a square you pop super easily into the dishwasher and it cleans everything off. It is pretty unbelievable until you try it yourself!

Definitely check out Cascade if you haven't already, you will not be disappointed! Also, do you have an opinion to share? Head to the Cascade website to leave a short review of Cascade Platinum including #CascadeShiningReviews. One reviewer will win a Kitchen Aid Dishwasher!

Buy It! Head on over to Cascade's website and check out where they sell it near you!

Win It! ONE winner will receive an awesome Cascade prize pack! 

It includes: 
1 pack of Cascade Platinum 
1 Bottle of Cascade Rinse Aid 
Whisk · Spatula 
Wine Topper 
Sugar Sifter

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This review was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Cascade. I was provided the featured product free of charge to facilitate my review, but all opinions are 100% mine.