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.


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



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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Kansas City Steak Company Review!

I had the pleasure of reviewing the most amazing steaks from the Kansas City Steak Company recently.  They sent me four (4) 6 ounce Super Trimmed Filet Mignons, packed in dry ice and shipped overnight. The week we received these it had rained continuously for almost two weeks, so I was unable to grill them outside as originally planned. So…the next best thing was to broil them in the oven.  I didn’t even have to try and figure out what seasonings to put on the filets as they came with a seasoning packet right in the box.  These filets were so moist and tender it was like cutting into butter. I can honestly say these were the BEST filets we have ever eaten.  My husband, my son and I really enjoyed them so much, I plan to place an order from time to time.  Yes, they are expensive but I would sooner order these filets occasionally for my family than the steaks I buy at the market. Now I know how horrible the steak quality is at the local market compared to Kansas City Steak Company’s product.  There is no comparison – Kansas City Steaks are the best and I know you will agree once you taste them.

Here’s a little video I prepared for you so you can see the end result after they were broiled in my oven.

Each Kansas City filet is aged up to 28 days to enhance its flavor and tenderness.  These steaks are high-end restaurant quality delivered directly to your door.  Each steak is vacuum sealed and individually packaged so you can choose one or more each time you decide to serve them.  Each order comes with a Kansas City Steak booklet with cooking instructions, tips, and more.

The Kansas City Steak Company has been in business since 1932.  Their company is based firmly on family values – that’s why it’s been in business for over 80 years. Those standards of integrity, quality and hard work have made this company one you can trust.

Kansas City Steak Company has a variety of meats to choose from.  They not only have the finest quality steaks but they offer Kobe Beef, Seafood, Appetizers, Side Dishes, Desserts, Seasonings and Sauces and much more.

Kansas City Steak Company has a wide variety of gift options as well.  You can see them all here!

Not sure what to buy Aunt Millie and Uncle Bob come holiday time – check out all the possibilities at Kansas City Steak’s website!

Kansas City Steak Company is so sure you are going to love their products they offer an unconditional guarantee!

From their website:

Our merchandise is guaranteed. If any product purchased from us ever disappoints you, for any reason, you may ask for a replacement or refund. Even if you received the item as a gift, The Kansas City Steak Company will replace it with another item or gift certificate of equal value. We know you have a choice, thank you for choosing The Kansas City Steak Company.

Replacement/Refund Policy

  • Shipping Related Concerns

For any issues related to incorrect items shipped, please contact Customer Service within 10 business days at 1-800-524-1844 or by email at

  • Quality Related Concerns

If for any reason you are unsatisfied with the items you’ve received please contact Customer Service within 45 days for a replacement or refund of the full purchase price. If only a portion of the product was unsatisfactory, a partial refund or replacement may be issued. Refunds will be credited back to the original order payment method.

I highly recommend the Kansas City Steak Company; you will not be disappointed!

Cutex Polish Remover Review and Giveaway!




I had the pleasure recently of reviewing the latest products in Cutex line of polish removers.  Don’t be confused this isn’t your mother’s Cutex polish remover from years ago it’s new and improved. Yes I too recall that bottle of Cutex polish remover (it was the only brand available) growing up on my Mom’s vanity. Over the years there has been so many brands of polish remover introduced to the public it’s hard to keep them all straight.  As a licensed manicurist I am exposed to many nail care products.  I receive samples from various companies asking for my opinion or a review on my blog.  Not all make the cut.  As you all know I will not lie about any product but I always say your experience or result may vary from mine but my opinion on any product is my truth.

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Ninja 3 in 1 Cooking System Review Model MC750

ninja3in1As many of your know (who have followed me for a while now) I have a love affair going on with Ninja and Shark products.  Way before I started doing product reviews for this company I was a huge fan of their products. I own several that are no longer even manufactured by Ninja/Shark so that should tell you how long I’ve been a fan.

I had the pleasure of testing the Ninja 3 in 1 Cooking System recently and it did not disappoint.  My favorite feature – you can place frozen food* in the Ninja 3 in 1 Cooking System and still have a cooked meal in time for dinner! What a lifesaver for many of us working Mom’s who sometime forget (me all the time) to take something out of the freezer the night before to allow it ample time to thaw in the refrigerator.

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Re-Purposed Custom Made Louis Vuitton Charms by Abi – Review and Giveaway!


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This is my custom made Louis Vuitton Bag Charm by Abi!  I just adore it. It can be used as a “Bag Charm” or a “Key Chain” you choose.  

Need a gift for someone who has everything – look no further.  A custom made Louis Vuitton charm made by Abi is the answer.  Can you imagine the excitement on the face of the gift recipient when they open the box and discover the unique gift you had custom made for them? I cannot think of a more amazing gift to give to a friend, family member, or just to treat yourself.

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