Fixin' To Eat : Southern Cooking For The Southern At Heart

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I grew up in Illinois, about 60 miles south west of Chicago, but moved to western North Carolina about 25 years ago. There is a big difference in cuisine, cooking styles and culture in general. I went through a big culture shock for at least the first year that I lived here, maybe longer. My tastebuds went through a big change too. I'm not complaining by any means, it was just a big change from the food that I grew up eating. My cooking style had to adapt as well to survive here.

Thank goodness for making really good new friends that took me under their wings, so to speak, and taught me a few southern techniques. 

I had not mastered homemade biscuits when I lived up north, after many attempts at best my homemade biscuits made good paper weights, or weapons haha. Now after a little practice my biscuits compare to the natives here.( Trust me, a southern woman is judged by her biscuits haha)

Fixin' To Eat: Southern Cooking For The Southern At Heart is a really good source for recipes and authentic southern dishes.

I like that the directions are easy to follow, even if you are new to southern cooking. Some of the recipes make me want to head for the kitchen and get busy creating something delicious.

I found this e-book to be informative and yet simple enough for even someone new to the kitchen to be able to create a yummy dish or complete meal and serve it with confidence. I received this e-book at a discount to facilitate this review.


Quick Comeback Masque by Alana Mitchell

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A couple of years ago I decided to wage war on aging, as many of my readers already know. I was looking in the mirror and wasn't so happy with what I saw. My skin was looking dull, and beginning to sag a little, especially at my jawline. I have a few fine lines around my eyes, you know, those little crow's feet. UGH!

So, I have made it my personal quest to find products that really work. I guess I'm in the front line on the battlefield of the anti-aging war, so to speak. There are a few requirements for the products that I let my readers know about. First, the product has to live up to their claims. Secondly, I like to find products that aren't full of harmful chemicals. I feel like all those chemicals do more harm than good. Thirdly, I like to find products that are a good value for your money. Quick Comeback Masque by Alana Mitchell fits all of my criteria.

When I first received my package, I opened it and thought "Oh my goodness...what is this little bitty container going to do?" Let me tell you, it does all it claims that it will.

It's very easy to use. Just press the button on the top of the container, that will allow the liquid in the top to seep into the bottom of the container and soak the cotton pillow that's in the bottom part of the tub. Let it sit until it turns into gel. The combination of ingredients is what makes the masque. Apply it to your face and let it stay for 15 minutes, then rinse with warm water. It's that simple. Your skin instantly feels tighter, more toned and smooth. It will have a bright , healthy glow.

I received this product at a discount to facilitate this review.


Sweet & Clean Organic Honey Oatmeal Soap

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I'm sure all of you have read in previous posts that I try my best to take good care of my skin. That's a very important part of my war on aging. It's very important to me too that the products I use aren't full of harmful chemicals. Harmful chemicals cause more harm than good in person hygiene products. I always try to find the most natural and healthy approach.

I remember as a child that any kind of skin irritation my grandma would always give us kids an oatmeal bath, because oatmeal has a very soothing property. Honey is  so good for our bodies in so many ways, so when I found this soap, Sweet & Clean Organic Honey Oatmeal Soap by Built by Bees , I was very excited to give it a try. Oatmeal and honey together, I knew this would be a great combination.

This soap contains 6 organic ingredients, this combination will nourish, protect and restore your skin: honey, oatmeal, coconut oil, olive fruit oil, bran, and palm oil.  Natural honey draws moisture from the air , leaving your skin feeling soft all day. These natural oils and organic honey will soften your skin and leave you feeling truly  pampered. Plus it has a nice clean fresh scent.

I feel god about using this soap, I know it's actually good for my skin. Nothing looks better than well cared for skin, no matter what age you are.

I received this product at a discount to facilitate this review.


Super Bright Under Cabinet /Closet Lights (Pack of 3 )

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Do you have any dark areas in your house that don't have an outlet within reach to plug in a lamp? I have the perfect solution for that, Super bright Under Cabinet/ Closet Lights. These are puck lights that come in a 3 pack, and operate on 3 AAA batteries. That means you can put them in just about any area that needs to be lit up.

Don't let their size fool you, they are really bright (50 lumens). I'm especially excited about using them in my kitchen. I don't have any under cabinet lighting and one area of my counter that I like to use is like a cave, it's really dark. I spend a lot of time cooking and now I can see exactly what I'm doing.

You don't have to limit yourself to only using them in the kitchen under your cabinets, these lights are perfect for under the sink, closets, drawers, the trunk of your car, your tool box, crawl space or storage room, even in your tent when you're camping.

I plan on lighting up every dark nook and cranny with these lights. So convenient, no wiring or electricity is required.

I received this product at a discount to facilitate this review.


10 pc Camping Cookware + Camping Stove by KevenAnna

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Do you or your family like to camp and commune with nature? Mine sure does. We spend a lot of time in the warmer months camping and doing all kinds of outdoor activities.

As always I look for awesome products to share with all of you, my readers, that make life a little easier or better. This 10 pc Camping Cookware + Camping Stove falls into both categories. I really like this set. It comes with a carrying bag to make packing and carrying it easy.

Included in this set is a small pot with a lid, a small frying pan, both have folding handles so they take up less space when being carried, and they are both non-stick pans for easy cleaning. Also included is a wooden spoon/spatula, a loofah for cleaning, the camping stove that connects to a small propane tank,a small bowl and a folding ladle.Plus the mesh carrying bag that the whole set fits into.

This set is perfect for camping,backpacking, hiking, or as part of your survival kit. I think this would make a nice gift for any of your outdoorsy friends or family.

I received this product at a discount to facilitate this review.


HomeFairy Purple Peacock Mandala Tapestry Wall Hanging

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As you have read in my past posts I love finding products that have more than just one use. I have another one of those to tell you about. HomeFairy Purple Peacock Mandala Tapestry Wall Hanging.

This is a beautiful BoHo print, it comes in 3 different colors and prints. It is a nice large size, 80" x 60", so it makes a big statement as a wall hanging or it can be used as a blanket or bed cover as well as a beach blanket or a tablecloth. It's machine washable, so it's easy to clean and care for.

This wall hanging makes a traditional backdrop for spiritual healing. Open your chakrahs when practicing yoga in front of or on  top of this tapestry. It also makes a nice dorm room decoration or room divider. It can be used horizontally or vertically.

In my case, I decided to hang it in my son's room to cover a few damaged spots in his bedroom wall that i was tired of looking at and haven't had the time to fix yet. It worked perfectly. Now instead of looking at a hole and a couple of dents in his drywall all I can see is this beautiful tapestry. He really likes it too, he said it reminds him of a big bandana. I was afraid he would think it was a little feminine for his room but he really likes it as much as I do.

I received this product at a discount to  facilitate this review.     


Ueither Womens 5 Pairs Vintage Style Knitting Wool Warm Winter Fall Crew Socks

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As always I like telling my readers about really good products, and this is one I really truly like. I don't often get too selfish with the products that I review but these are MINE!( LOL) I really love these socks! Ueither Women's Vintage Style Wool Socks are not only warm but they are so cute and comfortable.

I have always really liked this type of vintage pattern, especially for fall and winter. The pattern is old school with a up to date flair. The colors in these socks make the perfect accessory for just about any wardrobe. These socks just look warm and cozy, putting them on feels even better than they look.

Made up of 40% wool, for weight and insulation, 55% polyester for strength, and 5% spandex for stretch. This combination makes these socks so cozy, plus they wick moisture away from your feet and fight odor. The elastic cuff stays in place without digging in to your shins.

These socks come 5 pairs in a package, and fit US size 6 - 10 Women's shoe sizes. They are truly comfortable, and warm and cozy socks. Plus they are so cute, a great compliment to whatever causal wear you are wearing.

I received this product at a discount to facilitate this review.


Winner's Choice of Lottie Doll Giveaway!

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To Save Time Let's Just Assume [NAME] Is Always Right

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I love coffee mugs, especially ones that are funny or sarcastic, this one is both. To Save Time Let's Just Assume[Name] Is Always Right, that's what I've been trying to express for years to my friends and family lol, now I have a cup that says it for me. You can order yours and have it personalized like I did.

I love this cup! It's a nice heavy ceramic cup, 11 oz, size, but it's also available in 15 oz. size. It's perfect for coffee, tea, or my personal favorite, hot chocolate. It's high gloss finish makes it dishwasher and microwave safe.

This cup is a great addition to my growing mug collection. For the most part I have quite an eclectic collection of all kinds of funny sayings and sarcastic remarks, but at this point this is my new favorite, plus it gets my message out to the world lol saving everybody time that gets to read it. 

5amily also has a line of shirts and tote bags that are personalized as well. They are all so cute! Let the whole world get your message.

I received this product at a discount to facilitate this review.


JOKUMO 12 Piece Plain Round Pastry / Cookie Cutter Set #jokumo #cookies #cookiecutters #decoratedcookies #roundcutterset

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Anyone that knows me or reads my posts knows that I love to cook, and  I love making new additions to my kitchen tools. I'm always looking for products that save space  by being good for more than one thing, or that make things a little easier or better.

With that being said, I want to tell you about a product that fits all of those categories, JOKUMO 12 Piece Plain Round Pastry / Cookie Cutter Set . I'm super excited about this set, especially with all of the holidays right around the corner.

I love getting together with the grandkids for cookie baking and making all kinds of other goodies. That's what's so cool about these cutters. They can be used for so much more than cookies. They are perfect for slicing and shaping cookie dough, cheese veggies, bread, fruits and even to cook eggs. They make holiday party and dinner preparation easy. You can let your imagination run wild with recipe and hors d'oeuvre ideas.

These cutters are are well made. They are made of 18/8 commercial grade 304 Stainless Steel. They measure 0.3 mm thick with FDA approval.Thats' important to me, no chemicals will migrate into my food from the cutter. They have a special open roll top  design for easy cleaning. These cutters are rust-proof, dishwasher safe, and oven safe up to 500*. So they are virtually safe for all of the food preparations I need them for.

I really like the variety of sizes, and each is permanently marked with it's size, so there's no guessing. To keep them organized, they come in a tin. I can't wait to get busy in the kitchen this holiday season with these cutters.

I received this product at a discount to facilitate this review.


Halloween Witch Hat by Sdsaena

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Fall has always been my favorite season. The cooler weather, the beautiful display of the fall leaves changing color, and the coming of the holidays beginning with one of my favorites...Halloween.

I love getting everything decorated in preparation, the front porch with the hay bales and a fall flower arrangement and a big pumpkin or two. Buying enough candy to make sure all of our trick-or-treaters have plenty to put in their trick-or-treat bags. Getting my grand kids together to make a few batches of cookies to decorate and enjoy eating together.

With all of the decorating done now comes the big decision, what to dress up as for Halloween. I found the coolest Witch Hat by Sdsaena. So cool as a matter of fact that I want to tell all of you about it. These hats are decorated and beautifully bedazzled with a flower, and adorned with a scary spider, and sparkly ribbon. They are really a work of art.

This witch hat comes in 3 colors, black, purple and orange. All of them are beautiful, and high quality. Made of hand washable 100% polyester material. Each hat measures 17.s inches tall and 18 inches wide. These hats are the perfect accessory for any witch's costume. These witch hats made my costume an easy decision this year, I plan on being the best dressed witch in our neighborhood.

I have a coupon code for 10% off a purchase of this hat that's good from October 13th thru October 31st.  The code is 2HLT-44K5H8-C3WFMK  For all my readers that love this hat the way I do I have plenty more discount coupons

I received this witch hat at a discount to facilitate this review.


Single Slant Jet Flame (Leaf Pattern) by Techno Torch

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I have worked with Techno Torch several times now and I want to tell you about another quality torch lighter they offer. Their Single Slant Jet Flame (Leaf Pattern) is a convenient sized torch lighter. It fits comfortably in my hand.

It uses butane and is easily refillable via the port on the bottom of the lighter. The flame is adjustable and wind resistant. That's a big plus, I hate when I'm trying to light something , like a candle or campfire, and the wind blows the lighter out. There is also a lock on this torch lighter, making it safer just in case little hands get a hold of it, or just to keep it from being accidently ignited.

This torch lighter has a random leaf pattern and a non-slip grip. I really like the safety features this lighter has, I'm all about safety.

This lighter is perfect for many uses from lighting cigarettes/cigars, lighting candles, campfires, lanterns. It can be used in the kitchen  or many places outdoors, hunting, fishing, camping, etc.

I really like finding products that have more than one use. Products like that , in my opinion. save both storage space and money. When you're able to use something for many things it's not just sitting on a shelf or in a drawer waiting for the one thing it's good for. Plus you're not buying several products when you can use one product for many applications, this torch lighter falls into the multi-use category. I like that.

Due to air mail regulations this lighter is delivered empty, so you will need to fill it with butane before the first use.

I received this product at a discount to facilitate this review.


Marrado Table Lamp + Bluetooth Speaker #Marrado

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I absolutely love when I find a product that is awesome to tell my readers about, and this is one of them, Marrado Table Lamp + Bluetooth Speaker. There are so many really cool features about this lamp. First let me tell you about the light. The bulb is LED.  There is an unbelievable variety of choices. There's 4 brightness levels in soft white light, or you can choose to set the lamp to stay on a certain color, or you can select color change mode. The RGB color changing mode supports full color display of 16,000,000 colors. All of these choices can be made by simply laying your finger on the touch sensitive panel to browse and make your selection. As a matter of fact , all the controls are touch sensitive on the base of the lamp. All levels of this lamp are eye friendly, comfortable lighting.

Next I want to tell you about the bluetooth feature of this lamp. First let me say it pairs easily and quickly to your device. Secondly let me say I was shocked at the sound that comes from this lamp. It has such a big sound! This lamp weighs 2.2 lbs, it just amazed me that that kind of sound could come from it. You need to hear it for yourself to believe it.

The bluetooth lamp uses a USB charger ( which is included) to recharge, making this lamp very portable. You can use it on the porch to read at night, use it as a bedside lamp. I think it would be great for a nursery to lull your baby to sleep with it's favorite lullabies. You can really use it anywhere you go.

Marrado stands behind this bluetooth lamp with a life time warranty and friendly 24 hour customer service.

I received this product at a discount to facilitate this review.


Bluetooth Shower Speaker by AncordWorks

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I love listening to music, music can set the mood for what I'm doing. If I'm working I like to hear something upbeat and energized. When I'm relaxing or going to sleep I like something soothing and calm.

I was very pleasantly surprised at the sound quality that comes from this speaker. I love the vesatililty that this bluetooth shower speaker allows.I have had several bluetooth speakers but I want to tell you all about this Bluetooth Shower Speaker by AncordWorks. What sets this speaker apart from others is that it's water resistant, made of metal and silicone. You can listen to your music while you shower, but not only that,you can take this speaker to the pool or the beach without worry about it getting wet and ruined. Are you ready for this? It's also shockproof, dust proof and sandproof. You ca really go anywhere and have your music too.

This Bluetooth Shower Speaker has a built in Mic and hands free features so you can conveniently pic up your cell phone calls while your phone is paired with this speaker, whether you're in the bathroom, the office, your car, anywhere you're paired with this speaker.

AncordWorks really thought of everything when they put this speaker together. It includes the bluetooth shower speaker, a suction cup/clip carabiner, USB charger, 8G TF Memory Card, TF Card Reader, USB charging cable.

The TF card play function is pretty awesome. You don't have to carry your cell into the bathroom with you, The 8G TF memory card holds about 1,000 songs and the card reader is included, just slip the card into the slot and listen to your favorite music.

AncordWorks stands behind their products with a 100%  12 month Manufacturer Warranty.

I received this product at a discount to facilitate this review.


Round Refrigerator Magnets by EHME , 80 piece

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My family all has really busy schedules. Our main form of communication sounds maybe a little primitive but it works for us. We leave each other notes on the refrigerator. When I saw these Round Refrigerator Magnets by EHME I thought they'd be perfect for doing that. I was right. They really have a strong hold and keep your notes or pictures firmly in place.

There are 2 different size magnets in this set, 8mm x 3mm and 6mm x 3mm. There's 40 of each size. Don't let their small size fool you either, they really hold. The magnets come in 2 small plastic cases (40 in each) . I really like the little plastic cases. I like features like that to keep things organized and keep things from being lost. You can keep the magnets that aren't in use in one place.

You don't have to stop at only posting notes or pictures on the refrigerator, these magnets can be used in many different craft projects , jewelry, lockers, dry erase boards. ou can even use these to create your own DIY magnet designs. The possibilities are endless, let your creativity flow.

I received this product at a discount to facilitate this review.


Techno Triple Jet Torch Lighter

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I love trying out quality products and letting my readers know all about the experience. I especially like when I find a product with more than one use, So that it's not an item that just sits in a drawer or on a shelf until you need it for the one use it may have. This Techno Triple Jet Torch Lighter can be used for several things. It's perfect to light cigarettes/cigars, light a campfire, or culinary uses.

There are so many fun things you can do with a torch lighter like this in the kitchen. You can make a delicious creme brulee, or you can let your imagination run wild. I looked online for a few ideas, the possibilities are endless. I saw some really simple but amazing looking desserts, hors d'oeuvres, and much more. Just the simple bit of char and smoky flavor adds so much to a dish, not only to the flavor, but also the appearance. Somehow all the different dishes I was looking at. that little bit of browning or charring from the torch had a much more elegant look. Something as simple as a marshmallow with a Life Saver candy on top that was browned with a torch looked yummy.

It's made with high quality materials to ensure no leaks and long lasting use. It's refillable, uses butane. It's very easy to use, has a click to ignite function and an adjustable flame. The triple jet flame is wind resistant, and it's heavy duty design makes it durable for so many uses.

I like the modern look it has with the metallic finish, and it fits very comfortably in my hand. Very attractive sleek design, would compliment any decor just sitting on your coffee table.

It is against the regulations to ship products that use butane filled, so this will be delivered empty, so you'll have to fill it before the first use.

I received this product at a discount to facilitate this review.


Snappy Heat 6 x 9 Reusable Instant Heating Pack for Heat Therapy

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Do you suffer from back pain? Other aches and pains? If you do, then you know heat really soothes aching muscles, arthritis, menstrual cramps,etc. This 6 x 9 Reusable Instant Heating Pack does exactly what the name says, within 3 seconds it heats to 130 degrees with a simple "snap" or click of the internal disc. You can wrap a light cloth around the pack for a longer heating experience. So simple to use, no electrical wires or microwave needed, you can take this pad with you virtually anywhere with you, in your car (even makes a great seat warmer), to the office, the gym. Perfect for bringing with to outdoor activities to keep warm. If you are planning a trip on a cruise, these heating packs are the only ones allowed on board.

I's so nice to have that kind of heat therapy ready no matter where you are, it's terrible to hurt. Warmth has always made me feel better, 130 degrees feels so good to over worked muscles, and aching back, sore knee, whatever is ailing you .

This heating pack has hook and loop strapping so that you can wrap your leg, ankle,waist, knees, etc. The straps are long enough that you can adjust them to what length you need and cut them to the length you want or remove them completely, very versatile. It comes with instructions as to how to adjust the straps to fit your needs.

After it cools simply boil in water for 15 minutes , let it cool and it's ready to "snap" again anytime you need it. No need  to suffer with aches and pains, cold feet, menstrual cramps achy muscles when instant heat is ready and available like this heating pack offers.

I received this product at a discount to facilitate this review.


Red Copper Pans Giveaway

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2 Piece Professional Foot File Set

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I spend a lot of time on my feet in a day, so it's really important to me to keep them in good shape, not only for appearance sake but also for comfort. They tend to have some dry skin because I use bleach in my laundry for my white socks, even though I use lotion on them daily they still get dried out. That's not my biggest concern though. Right in the ball of my left foot I have a callus, more scar tissue than a callus I suppose, from stepping on a nail when I was young. I have to keep it filed smooth or it feels like I have a small rock in my shoe with every step.

Needless to say I have tried many different foot files and other such torture devices in an attempt to be able to walk painlessly but to no real avail until now. I tried this 2 Piece Professional Foot File Set .To be honest, I had high hopes but wasn't actually expecting more than I had gotten trying the other foot files in the past. To my delight it really works! My feet are smooth and the scar tissue/callus is smooth now too and it doesn't hurt when I walk! YAY!

The handles of these files fit very comfortably in my hand and the blades of the rasp are perfectly sharp enough to remove calluses but are gentle on your skin. I really like that the rasp has a cover one the side opposite the blades to catch any of the skin debris, and it's easily removed and cleaned. The file has 2 sides , one that's rough and one that's smoother. Now I can get salon pedicure results in the privacy of my own home and at no expense after buying this set. You can use this set wet or dry, but there's no need to pre-soak your feet .

This is a perfect pamper me gift of a great gift for anyone you care about.

I received this product at a discount to facilitate this review.