Ninja Blender Duo With Auto-iQ Technology Review and Demo!

I had the pleasure of reviewing and testing the new Ninja Blender Duo With Auto-iQ Technology recently.  I own the older version of this blender and it’s still going strong.  I use it almost every day to make a breakfast smoothie for myself in place of coffee.  Trying to get off the coffee train so I’m choosing heather options.  I will be giving the older model to my son (who is buying a house and getting married shortly) for him and his wife to enjoy, I am sure for many more years of enjoyment out of it.

As many of you know I have had a love affair going on with Ninja and Shark (same company) products even before I started to review products for them.  I own many Shark/Ninja products and I love them all. They have served me well and continue to make my life easier every day. They are superior quality and dependable products for your home and I can say with certainty that you will never be sorry for purchasing a Ninja or Shark product.

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Power AirFryer XL Review

I had the pleasure of reviewing the Power AirFryer XL recently. It’s the latest in the line of products from the people who have brought you the Copper Chef Pan and The Power Pressure Cooker XL.

We all love fried foods but using gobs of oil to fry anything will add tons of calories to the dish (and not necessarily improve the taste) that is why I was so excited to receive this product for review. I have pretty much eliminated frying any type of food from my dinner table.  I for one have a very difficult time digesting anything fried and we certainly didn’t need the extra calories. I’ve tried to bake things like cutlets in the oven and they just don’t come out the same as frying them in oil they are tasteless and dry.

I have seen these air fryers in the past but was hesitant to try one.  However, after using the Power AirFryer XL I can honestly say that air-fried foods are back on the menu at our house.

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H2wOw Water Enhancer Review and Giveaway!

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Water enhancers are the latest rage but they’re not all made the same.  I am not very good at getting my required ounces of water each day and adding juices and drinks loaded with sugar are not the way to go for most of us. Water enhancers are a great way to get some flavor into your water without a lot of calories.

I stumbled on H2wOw while browsing on Amazon. H2wOw are clear extracts from real fruit with a hint of organic sweeteners and electrolytes. I was intrigued since these are sweetened with Agave and/or Stevia instead of sugar so I wanted to give them a try. The company was kind enough to send me a sample set to test.

For those of you who are not familiar with Agave is mainly produced in Mexico, (pronounced ‘uh-GAH-vay’), is a syrup that is made from the Agave tequiliana (tequila) plant. It is about 1 1/2 times sweeter than regular sugar and contains roughly 60 calories per tablespoon so it doesn’t require as much to sweeten products.

Don’t be mistaken, these are not your usually sugar coated water enhancers – H2wOw have a very mild taste and very little sweet effect in your water.  They are cool and refreshing with just a hit of flavor!  They are different than any other water enhancers I have every tried in the past.

With flavors like Mandarin Grapefruit, Ginger Lime, Cucumber Lemongrass, Lemon Mint all are refreshing and delicious additions to your water.  Only 3 calories per serving, sweetened with a hint of Organic Agave, a hint of Organic Stevia and Natural Electrolytes to keep you hydrated.

The kind folks at H2wOw have provide me a 15% discount code for Reviews And More By Rosey followers only!  Click here to make your purchase and add code THIRST15 to the checkout.

Disclosure: I received a sample (as described above) to conduct my review for this blog post.  All opinions stated in this post are truthful and mine alone.  Receiving a sample(s) of this product in no way influenced my opinion in this review. 

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Crucible Set Of 4 (Pre-seasoned) Cast Iron Skillets Including Classic & Mini Silicone Hot Handle Holders Review

I had the pleasure of receiving the Crucible Set Of 4 Pre-seasoned Including Classic & Mini Silicone Hot Handle Holders for review recently.  If you will recall I reviewed another product for Crucible a few months ago (7-piece Nylon Cooking & Serving Kitchen Tools With Stand) and loved it.  

My husband is a huge fan of cast iron cookware so when they asked me to review this new product I was thrilled.  He uses a cast iron skillet every morning to make his breakfast.

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Cast Iron cookware has been around for a very long time (centuries). I can recall my mother and grandmother using them when I was a child.  Today most people want the convenience of easy care cookware but cast iron does require a little maintenance to keep it in great shape for many years of use.  I will include some tips at the bottom of this review to keep your cast iron in tip top shape.

However, the benefits of cast iron cookware are amazing. You can sear, sauté, bake, braise, broil, and fry in cast iron cookware and go from stove top to oven without having to transfer your food to another oven-safe container.

This Crucible Set Of 4 Pre-seasoned Including Classic & Mini Silicone Hot Handle Holders includes the following skillet sizes: 10 -Inch / 25 cm, 7.9-Inch / 20 cm, 6.1-Inch / 15.5 cm, 5.1-Inch / 13 cm

You will also receive a free e-book cookbook with your set of cookware.

Benefits of Cooking with Cast Iron

  • Factory Pre-Seasoned and ready to use
  • Seasoning helps prevent rusting and provides non-stick surface
  • Use on most cooking surfaces, grills or campfire
  • Go from the stove to the oven with ease
  • Flavor Enhancing
  • Superior heat retention and heat distribution
  • Great versatile tool to sear, sauté, bake, broil, braise, fry
  • Keeps food warm longer
  • Boost iron intake
  • Eliminates hot spots
  • Easy to clean
  • Professional Results
  • Long Lasting, often passed down from one generation to the next
  • Sturdy, no need to use plastic utensils
  • Can be used on a variety of heat sources, electric stove, gas, glass, induction, oven, grill, campfire

Silicone hot handle holders

– You can have the silicone sleeve on the whole time when cooking on the stove so you don’t grab the cast iron by mistake.
– Takes up very little space in your drawer.
– Secure, comfortable and stable grip. Heat reducing and enhanced grip with internal silicone ribbing gives the potholder extra protection for your hands.
– 5-5/8-inch by 2-inch
– BPA Free
– FDA Approved
– Highest premium quality material available
– Dishwasher safe
– Protect your hands from -104 ºF to 464 ºF (-40°C to 240°C)
– Slide onto pan handle
– A hole on the back to hang on

Care of your cast iron cookware – here is a great article I found on the Huffington Post that you can follow to correctly maintain your cast iron cookware.

To purchase your very own Crucible Set Of 4 (Pre-seasoned) Cast Iron Skillets Including Classic & Mini Silicone Hot Handle Holders – click here!  They ship free in the USA!

Nonni’s THINAddictives Review and Giveaway – so good!

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Have you tried Nonni’s THINAddictives yet?  If not you are missing out on a wonderful treat. These are the latest flavors to be added to the THINAddictives line, Double Dark Chocolate Almond, Dark Chocolate Banana Almond and Dark Chocolate Cherry Almond – they are all yummy!  Other flavors include:  Cinnamon Raisin, Cranberry, Mango Coconut and Pistachio so be sure to look for them all in your favorite supermarket.  

At approximately 70-80 calories per freshness package they are a great snack anytime of the day.  They are low in sugar and low in carbohydrates as well.  These almond thin cookies are a guilt-free indulgence with wholesome, antioxidant-rich ingredients baked into every bit – including real fruit and crunchy California almonds.

I love them for breakfast when I’m not in the mood for a heavy meal but you can use them as a snack anytime of the day. This is my mid-afternoon pick me up snack.  Today I chose the Double Dark Chocolate Almond!

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Disclosure: I received a sample (as described above) to conduct my review for this blog post.  All opinions stated in this post are truthful and mine alone.  Receiving a sample(s) of this product in no way influenced my opinion in this review. 

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In the comment section tell me why you love THINAddictives or why you would love to try them.  Contest ends 8/21/16!

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Revlon Ultra HD Matte Finish Lipcolor Review – 2 thumbs down!

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I have been wearing Revlon lipstick for years.  I’m not a big makeup person, generally I only wear lipstick every day if I am going out, but I wanted to try these new Revlon Ultra HD Matte Finish Lipcolor as I was intrigued when I saw the commercial.  I hate lipstick that runs or gets all over things and these new matte finish lipsticks or lip glosses are supposed to dry completely so I really wanted to give them a try.

I purchased three of them last week at CVS.  I have to tell you they are horrible!  Yes horrible!  They were such a disappointment that I’m taking them back and getting a refund.  They never dried and they were all over everything, my face, my clothes, they were a mess.  I have some other matte finish lip stains that I purchased from Amazon which dry completely but the colors are so similar that I wanted to explore other possibilities.  I know that Maybelline makes this type as well so that will be my next purchase but as far as the Revlon ones they are just the worst thing I have ever used.

Sorry Revlon go back to the drawing board on this one they just don’t cut it.  I’ll stick to purchasing your regular lipsticks in a tube.

 

Duri Voyage Diva Summer Polish Collection Review and Giveaway!

I had the pleasure of receiving the Duri Voyage Diva Summer Collection of nail polishes for review.  As many of you know I am a licensed manicurist although I am not currently working.  That being said I love to stay current with trade publications and nail trends so that if I decide to return to work some day I will be up to date on all that is current in the nail industry.

Duri is one of my favorite nail polish lines for many reasons.  The most important features for me in choosing a line of polish (to use personally and to recommend) is if it stays on and wears well over an extended period of time and that the company stays innovative with products and collections – Duri covers all that and more for me.

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