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. 

The kind folks at Nonni’s sent me (2) Free Coupons for (2) random Reviews And More By Rosey Fans to try a box of THINAddictives.  Use the form to fill in your info so that I can contact you if you are a winner.

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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The Spice Lab Review!

I had the pleasure of receiving this wonderful sample box from a company called The Spice Lab.  This assortment sample box that I received is a fraction of what they carry on their website.

This is not a subscription box service.  This box that I received was something prepared by the company for bloggers to review.  They sell many single items and have many other gift options.

The Spice Lab has a wide selection of salts, spices, blends, rubs, seasonings, teas, pantry, mixology and housewares from around the world.

The beautiful gourmet 4-spice sampler contains these sea salts from around the world:  Spanish Chorizo (from Spain), Applewood Smoked (from Washington, USA), Cyprus White Flake (from the Island of Cyprus), Himalayan Pink (from Pakistan).  This is available in the 4-pack, 6-pack, 7-pack, 11-pack and 12-pack in various combinations. Of course the larger collections will contain more variety of spices and/or salts.  Check them all out here!

The two full size spices that I received are Olive Oil Herb Blend and Spicy Burger N’ Steak.  Cannot wait to try these.  I am always at a loss for what type of spices to put on beef.  These will be a great help.

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Prices are very reasonable and shipping is free on an order of $50.00 or more in the USA, other shipping rates apply outside the USA so check their website.

Did you know that experts recommend you replace your dried herbs and spices every 1 to 2 years!  Lord I have had some for years so I took a look in my spice draw and pitched so many. I’m going to start ordering my new fresh herbs/spices from The Spice Lab.

Here are some tips to keeping your herbs/spices as fresh as possible in between uses.

  • Keep herbs and spices away from heat, light, and moisture. Don’t store them by a hot stove or by a window where sunlight, rain, and drafts can get in, but store them somewhere that’s dark with a cool, steady room temperature.
  • Keep herbs and spices in dark or opaque containers, as light fades their color. If you really like using glass storage containers (I do), store a small amount in glass, but leave the bulk of your dried seasonings tightly sealed in a dark place.

Don’t know what to get Aunt Mary and Uncle Bill for their anniversary – surprise them with a gift pack of fresh herbs/spices from The Spice Lab and they will be thrilled.

 

About the Spice Lab:

As a woman-owned and family run business, The Spice Lab takes great pride in offering the widest selection of sea salts from a single source. Its every expanding line of products include peppers, spices, seasonings, rubs, loose teas, Gourmet Gift Collections, Himalayan salt shot glasses and plates, regional brands, private labeling, a wide array of corporate gifts and more.

All products are processed and packaged in our HACCP certified manufacturing facility in Pompano Beach, Florida. A homemade Christmas gift in 2009 sparked the start of The Spice Lab, recognized in 2014 and 2015 as one of the Top 50 Women-Owned Businesses in Florida and ranked # 549 on the 2015 Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest growing private companies.

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. 

 

 

 

Crucible 7-Piece Nylon Utensil Set Review And Giveaway

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I had the pleasure of reviewing the Crucible 7-Piece Nylon Utensil Set today.  This is a great started set for any new bride, someone who just purchased their first home, or a great addition to any seasoned cook’s kitchen.  The Colorful 7-piece (6 kitchen tools and 1 organizer stand) Kitchen / Serving Utensils Set includes a Spatula, Slotted Spoon, Slotted Turner, Ladle, Spaghetti Server, Solid Spoon and Organizing 360 Degree Rotating Carousel Stand.

I love the elevated head design that allows you to place the utensil on the counter without making a mess.  Normally you need a spoon rest or a plate to place your cooking utensil down so that the food doesn’t get all over your counter but not with Crucible’s set.  They thought of everything to make a cook’s job much easier and less clean up.

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