Monday, October 31, 2011

WonderMill Grain Mill

I was really blessed to be able to try out the WonderMill Electric Grain Mill. This is an absolutely amazing piece of machinery. I love that the WonderMill Electric Grain Mill allows you to create so many varieties of flour at home. Hubby and I tried out the mill and were very pleased with the results. We made rice flour first. I can't explain to y'all how user friendly and simple the WonderMill Electric Grain Mill is to use. Plug it in, turn it on, pour your grain, rice or whatever you are milling in the grinding side, wait til it is finished milling, (You can tell it's done from the change in sound) turn off the machine and presto you have the freshly ground flour of your choosing. How easy is that. The container that the flour falls into while grinding can also be used as a canister for flour storage. Even comes with an airtight lid.

 I looked online for recipes for rice flour and found many of them to be for batters such as tempura. This is great , but you know I like getting creative. We decided on  Rice Flour Pancakes. I tried a recipe that I found on the web and did not like the results. The flour we made came out like baby powder. We had milled the rice on the pastry flour setting and it came out beautifully smooth I could not see why the pancakes were so dense in texture.

 Hubby decided we just needed a new recipe. So we played around a bit and since making more rice flour was so simple we experimented til we came out with a recipe I am proud to share with y'all.
I present to you...

Vanilla Rice Flour Pancakes
1 egg beaten
1 TBS canola Oil
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup vanilla almond milk

Blend first four ingredients together

1 cup rice flour made in your WonderMill
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking powder

Whisk together next 3 ingredients
Blend wet and dry ingredients together. Make sure to get rid of any lumps. Batter is a bit thicker that normal pancake batter.
Heat griddle over medium high heat. Add bit of butter. let it melt. Drop batter by spoonful onto melted butter. Cook until edges are done. Flip and coo other side. Serve warm with your favorite syrup.

 Hubby and I will be experimenting with the WonderMill Grain Mill and will be posting more recipes soon. I am heading to our local health food store this week to find more grains to mill. The WonderMill Grain Mill is a fun way to get healthy and enjoy time together as a family creating and enjoying your culinary creations.

A little info from the WonderMill website:

Capacity, Power, and Versatility

The WonderMill Electric Grain Mill has the capacity to perform big jobs. You can grind over 100 pounds of flour in an hour. You don't have to worry about overloading The WonderMill because of its LARGE 1250 WATT LG ELECTRONICS MOTOR. It is indeed the most powerful micronizing grain mill available. The WonderMill will not only grind wheat, corn, rice, and other small grains like Quinoa and Amaranth, but it will also grind legumes and beans. Go to to see the large list of what The WonderMill can grind.

Ease of Use

The WonderMill Electric Grain Mill is extremely easy to use. Simply fill the hopper and out comes flour. There are no small parts or gaskets to misplace, and the self cleaning WonderMill is quick, easy, and virtually dust-free. There is no need for additional attachments to bag your flour simply put a plastic bag in the canister and grind – easy, clean and at no additional cost to you!

 This Baby is super sturdy too. Check out this video from the service department that shows how great the motor really is. They do not recommend trying this at home, it is merely to show the quality of the product.

Looking for great Recipes? check out their recipe section.

Want to keep up with all things WonderMill Grain Mill? You can like em on Facebook. Make sure you check out their grinding demonstrations website. They even have a page with videos.

Ready to buy one of these great grain mills? Head on over to WonderMill Grain Milland get ya one. You can even find a authorized dealer near you.

I was not a paid for my opinion; however I may have been given a free product for review. Thanks to all of my sponsors and their parent companies for their support

Royal Berkey Water Filter

  I was really happy to get the chance to review the Royal Berkey Water Filter from Big Berkey. The Royal Berkey is a super stylish water filter that will look fabulous in any decor.
 We live in the country and have well water. We have it tested occasionally just to make sure it is good. Every time it is tested the water folks tell us it is of excellent quality and could be bottled and sold. When we received the Royal Berkey for review I really was not expecting much change in our water after filtration. Was I surprised at the results. The filtered water was much smoother on the tongue and had no hint of bitter flavor. 
 Y'all know we all did the taste test. Everyone agreed the Royal Berkey filtered water  tasted much better than our well water unfiltered.
 We even made ice cubes with the filtered water. Comparison showed that the unfiltered water left mineral deposits floating in the glass after the ice melted. The ice that was filtered did not. So you can see the Royal Berkey really gets the job done.
We will be moving soon and will have to deal with city water once again. What a relief it is to know that the Royal Berkey will make our water pure and clean

About the Royal Berkey Water Filter from the website:

     The versatile Royal Berkey water filter is the ideal system for use at home with large families, travel, outdoor activities or during unexpected emergencies.

     This powerful system purifies both treated water and untreated raw water from such sources as remote lakes, streams, stagnant ponds and water supplies in foreign countries, where regulations may be substandard at best.  Perfect for outdoor activities and a must in hostile environments where electricity, water pressure or treated water may not be available.

     This system removes pathogenic bacteria, cysts and parasites entirely and extracts harmful chemicals such as herbicides, pesticides, VOCs, organic solvents, radon 222 and trihalomethanes.  It also reduces nitrates, nitrites and unhealthy minerals such as lead and mercury. This system is so powerful it can remove food coloring from water without removing the beneficial minerals your body needs. Virtually no other system can duplicate this performance.

Royal Berkey Specifications

     Constructed of highly polished 304 stainless steel, the Royal Berkey comes complete with two purification elements and utilizes the latest technological advances.
  • Storage Capacity = 3.25 gallons (12.3 liters)
  • Height = 23"
  • Diameter = 9.5”
  • Portability = The upper chamber nests within the lower chamber for transport and stands only 15.25” in height.
  • Flow Rate
    • Configured with 2 Black Berkey purification elements the system can purify 4.0 Gallons per hour.
    • Configured with 4 Black Berkey purification elements the system can purify 8.0 Gallons per hour.
  • Fluoride Removal = Up to 4 PF-2 Fluoride and Arsenic Filters may be installed in the lower chamber of this system if desired
  • Comes with Spigot, Lid, Washers, Nuts, 2 Blocking Plugs, and Rubber Gasket
     Ultimately, there are 2 variations of this model.  Please review and make your choice below.
     Each Durable filter will last up to 3000 gallons(6000 gallons per set of 2).  At 10 gallons per week, this is equivalent to 600 weeks.  That's more than 11.5 years of clean water! Berkey water filters assemble in minutes without tools, electricity, water pressure, or plumbing. What's more, they are simple to operate, understand, clean, and maintain.

 Check Out This Video:
Have Questions? Check out the FAQ page.
Want to keep up with all things Big Berkey? You can like em on Facebook, follow em on Twitter, check out their blog and subscribe to their YouTube channel.

Ready to buy one of these amazing water filters? Head on over to Big Berkey and get ya one..

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

RobeMart Child's Robe

 RobeMart sent over one of their wholesale  bathrobes for us to review. This is a soft inside and out terrycloth kimono. It's 100% cotton and made in Turkey.

 Material is strong and stitched together well. Has nice details and included pockets. I don't know if it's just me, but I like pockets on my robes. This Kimono also has the handy hook loop in the neckline for ease of hanging.

 This is one of those robes that is perfect for getting out of the shower on winter evenings. Really thick, absorbent and warm.

White Terry Kimono Men's and Women's Bathrobe

Product Description:

Wholesale Bathrobes
Terry kimono robes are woven using 100% to quality Turkish cotton. Terry bathrobes are made of terry cloth inside and outside.
Turkish cotton is exceptionally lavish and becomes even softer after the first wash. We use double stitched for durability.
Terry Kimono bathrobes designed and woven 100 years of Turkish bathrobe experience.
Product Features:

  • Women and Men Kimono Terry Turkish Bathrobe

RobeMart sells products in these great categories:

Kids Bathrobe
Hotel Spa Bathrobes
Luxury Bathrobes
Kids BathrobeTowels
Chair Covers
Spa Wrap
Hair Wrap Towels  

Want to keep up with all things RobeMart? You can like em on Facebook, follow em on Twitter, and check out their blog.

Ready to buy some of RobeMart's bathrobes? Head on over to RobeMart and get ya some of these great-products.

LightSpeed Tents Quick Cabana

LightSpeed Tents sent over one of their Quick Cabanas for us to review. This is a really cool half style tent that is perfect for the beach or any other place you need pretty close to instant shade. I say almost instant cuz this baby is so easy to put up it's amazing. I tried in the front yard on a fairly windy day, You know to test it for putting it up in on the beach conditions. I always see these people trying to put their shade area up on the beach having such trouble in the wind. No problem at all with the LightSpeed Tent Quick Cabana. I had our set up in 45 seconds with no help at all. This was first time set up to y'all. Directions are clear and set up is a breeze. No pun intended.
 This cool cabana is well made of high quality fabric. It seems to be stitched together quite well too. We are going to get alot of use out of LightSpeed Tent's Quick Cabana.
 Description from website:
Quick Cabana

Lightspeed®‘s compression hub system allows for quick setup and tear down. 3 walled shelter. Great for beaches, parks, and sporting events. Lightweight and easy to carry. UPF 50+. Sand pockets on the outside of the shelter provide stability. Large front porch area. 3 large roll-up windows. 


At Lightspeed® we design tents that are amazingly quick to set up without sacrificing strength and quality. When designing our tents, we rely on over a thousand nights sleeping in tents of all shapes and sizes and in all weather conditions. 

Want to keep up with all things LightSpeed Tents? You can like em on Facebook, (entry requirement)

Ready to buy one of these great tents? Head on over to LightSpeed Tents and get ya one or two of these awesome products. They sell so many great tents and shelters. Check em out.Here is the where to buy link.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Zoobie Pets

 Zoobie Pets let my daughter pick out a pet from their collection of regular Zoobie pets. It was quite a decision. There are so many Zoobie pet options. She chose the Caliel the Camel. I have to say I think it's pretty darn cute.
 Her Camel Zoobie pet arrived very quickly. I was surprised how fast it got here. Caliel is one of the blanket pets offered by Zoobie Pets. He is soooo very soft. Really cozy feeling Blanket is really good sized and is just as soft as Caliel's fur. My daughter loves her Zoobie Pet as I think any child would. It is so great that they come in so many varieties.

Caliel the Camel

Caravanning his way from the dunes of Arabia, this cuddly camel is sure to win your child’s affection. Not only is Caliel™ a snuggly camel, but also a comfy pillow and super-soft coral fleece blanket all in one. Perfect for road excursions or just cuddling in bed. Caliel™ also makes for the ideal baby shower gift.
  • Microbead stuffed head for ultimate squishability™
  • Large, super-soft coral fleece blanket zipped inside: 44" x 34"
  • L: 21" x W: 7.5" x H: 14"
  • 100% polyester (additional materials)
  • Washing-Blanket: Machine wash, tumble dry. Blanket zips off for easy washing.
  • Washing-Outer pouch: Spot wash (if machine washed, using a laundry bag designed for delicates is recommended).
  • Two bottom hook-and-loop Velcro tabs gather Blanket Pet™ into animal shape.
  • Recommended for ages 3 and up, but safely tested for all ages.
 Check out this great video:

 Zoobie Pets come in these great styles:

Blanket Pets™

Slumber Pets™

Blankie Babies™

Storytime Pals™

Want to keep up with all things Zoobie Pets? You can like em on Facebook this is the your entry requirement.You can even check out more Zoobie Pet videos on YouTube.

Ready to buy some of these great gift ideas? Head on over to Zoobie Pets and get ya some of these cool pets.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

The Original™ Chai Tea Latte Concentrate

We at Texas Kitchen got to try out The Original™ Chai Tea Latte Concentrate from Oregon Chai. Y'all I cannot express how amazing this stuff smells. The aromas wafting through the house are wonderful. Super easy to make. You simply mix the concentrate 1/2 and 1/2 with your favorite milk. I used Vanilla Almond Milk.
 You can serve warm or over ice. We chose warm, thus the beautiful scents in the air. The flavor is excellent. Smooth. A little sweet. The tea and spices blend well with almond milk. I really like this beverage. It is a nice relaxing drink. Would be perfect for special occasions or anytime you want to treat yourself.

This is where it all started. Where creation evolved to a higher plane. Where the sweet and spicy blend of black tea, honey, vanilla bean and spices brought perfection to your world. Experience nirvana after every cup - morning, noon or night.
An Original Chai Tea Latte has approximately 30-35 mg of caffeine per serving (same as a lightly brewed cup of black tea).


Water, organic* evaporated cane juice, honey, organic* spices, organic* black tea, ginger, organic* vanilla, organic* natural flavors and citric acid. (*Organically grown and processed in accordance with the California Organic Food Act of 1990).


Want to keep up with all things Oregon Chai? You can like em on Facebook, follow em on Twitter and  sign up for their newsletter. They even have a recipe section.

Ready to buy? Head on over to Oregon Chai and get ya some.

Friday, October 21, 2011

"Cooper and Me"

I was sent a new book by an 11 year old girl and her mom. They describe a child's view of the first day of school. "Cooper and Me" shows the way kids might feel going to school for the first time. They may be a bit apprehensive. "Cooper and Me" shows a way to get past these little issues.
 Alexa Peters, the 11 year old illustrator, does an excellent job. The pictures are full of life.  The writing is what you would expect from a child. No Shakespearean English here.
 There is a place included  in the back of the book to record your own child's memories from their first day of school.

About Cooper and Me:
Cooper and Me was illustrated by 11-year-old Alexa Peters and co-written with her mother, Monique Peters.  The idea was inspired by Alexa's own experiences on her first day of school.  A talented young artist and writer, Alexa wanted to give back to others in a meaningful way through her art.  Starting at a very young age, Alexa created illustrated stories about her daily experiences, and from the pages of her sketchbooks came the idea for her first book, Cooper and Me

Through rhythmic verses, Cooper and Me tells the story of a young girl who is nervous as her first day of school approaches.  She is frightened about leaving home and doesn't want to go without her best friend, her dog Cooper. Fortunately her mother finds the perfect solution to help the little girl overcome her fears – a small replica of her beloved pet she can take to school with her.  In Cooper and Me, the story of a child’s fears about starting school has evolved into a timeless tale about overcoming separation anxiety and trying new things – basic emotions all people experience throughout their lives – but this time, written by a child, for children.

The story behind Cooper and Me also offers an inspiring example of families working together to help others.  In addition to helping young children gain emotional resilience and confidence through their books, Alexa and mom Monique wanted to go beyond that to help less fortunate kids.  Their search for an organization to which they could donate a portion of the proceeds from the Cooper and Me book led to a charitable alliance with the Happy Hearts Fund, founded and run by Petra Nemcova, the supermodel who was directly affected by the tsunami in Thailand. Happy Hearts improves children’s lives through education and sustainable programs in natural disaster areas.
Want to keep up with all things "Cooper and Me"? You can like em on Facebook, follow em on Twitter, check out their blog and sign up for their newsletter .

Ready to buy "Cooper and Me"? Head on over to their online store and get ya a copy.

Store Items include:

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Rock Bottom T-Shirts

 Looking for great t-shirts at great prices? Rock Bottom T-shirts is the place for you. They sent us some products for review. Let's check em out.

Womens V Neck T Shirt - Short Sleeve 

Love that the seams are double stitched. Made of high quality 100% cotton. Feels amazing against your skin. Looks great on too.

This versatile v neck t shirt looks great worn alone or layered – making it a wardrobe necessity. Shaped for a classic feminine fit and knitted with 100% super soft combed ringspun cotton jersey – it is sure to be a favorite.   This v neck t shirt has double needle hem sleeves and bottom for durability – keeps its shape wash after wash.  Our womens VNeck Tshirt comes in 36 great colors to compliment any wardrobe.  Topstitch ribbed V Neck collar.  White is sewn with 100% cotton thread. Womens sizes: S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X

Womens Metallic Stitch Tank Top 

Beautiful touch with the metallic stitching around the neck line and arms.. Lightweight 100% cotton is comfortable and cool. Perfect look for summer and our over 90 degrees winter days here in Texas.

Comfy and sized for a flattering fit, this ribbed womens tank top comes in black with contrast metallic stitching.  Soft, naturally stretchy rib-knit 100% cotton tanks are great for a layered look or wear it alone. Double-needle ribbed binding hems on neck, bottom and arms offer long wearability - wash after wash. At our Rock Bottom T-Shirts wholesale pricing these stylish tank tops are great for crafting, decorating, personalizing or everyday wear! Cool, stylish colors and unbelievably affordable. Womens sizes:  S,M,L,XL

Ribbed Tank Dress -Junior 

Really love how this ribbed cotton dress hugs your curves. Wonderful way to show off your figure. A few accessories make this dress super versatile.

Comfortable and form fitting, this ribbed juniors tank dress comes in 4 solid, stylish colors including white. Soft, naturally stretchy rib-knit 100% cotton tank dresses are great for casual wear or a night out on the town! Double-needle ribbed binding hems on neck and arms offer long wearability - wash after wash. White is sewn with 100% cotton. At our Rock Bottom T-Shirts' near wholesale pricing these plain tank dresses can be worn in many different variations...This is the ultimate dress for layering. Cool, stylish colors and unbelievably affordable. Junior sizes: S, M, L ,and XL.

Get this y'all, you can get all three items that I received for under $30. How's that for great prices?

Rock Bottom T-shirts sells products in these great categories:
Want to keep up with all things Rock Bottom T-Shirts? You can like em on Facebook, follow em on Twitter, check out their blog,and sign up for their newsletter

Ready to buy some of these wonderful t-shirts? Head on over to Rock Bottom T-Shirts and get ya some of these great clothes.Want to know your size. Check out their size chart.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Thank Y'all

 I just want to say thank y'all for sticking with Texas Kitchen. If some of y'all are new, this blog was published on Blogger for a year and a half. We came a long way in that time. On Oct 12 Blogger suddenly lost all the comments that you guys had spent so much precious time posting.  I have tried working with Blogger, but since they do not seem concerned with me or the at least 118 other blogs that posted in the help section I have decided to move on.

All current giveaways have been moved over to If by chance blogger recovers y'all s previously posted comments before the new entry deadlines I will use those entries as well. Say there are 287 comments on blogger for a giveaway and 250 on the WordPress site. I will have  blogger's comments be 1 - 287 and WordPress be 288 - 537 then doing the drawing on Random.or like usual. Hope this answers any questions y'all have.

I really hope y'all like the new WordPress format. Hoping everyone that has been so faithful to Texas Kitchen will join us on this new site Thank you to everyone that has moved over already. I will post this on the blogger page as well to tell those who have not heard yet

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Great River Organic Milling Company

We found a wonderful place to get high quality organic pancake mixes, hot cereals, and flours. Great River Organic Milling Company sent over some of their great products for us to try out. Lets check em out:
 Whole Wheat 

Great River Organic Milling Company
Organic Bread Flour Whole Wheat 
 We opted to fill the house with fresh baked bread flavor this weekend. This is a
 lovely flour. smells great when you open the bag. I used a quadruple rise recipe for the wheat. The flour did an excellent job. No problems with sticky dough or hands.

 7 Grain 
Great River Organic Milling Company
Organic Bread Flour Blend 7 Grain 
 This flour made some really amazing 7 Grain Bread. Just looking at the flour you can tell they really care about the quality of the flours they sell at Great River. The Bread Flour baked very well. No problems with air pockets in the finished product. Absolutely delicious.

Great River Organic Milling Company
Organic Buttermilk Pancake Mix 
 Makes very light pancakes, The texture is fluffy like pancakes are supposed to be. I used the recipe on the bag and it turned out  perfectly first time. The small batch made four nice sized pancakes with true buttermilk  pancake flavor.

Great River Organic Milling Company
Organic Highland Medley Whole Grain Hot Cereal Tasty, warming. Perfect breakfast to fill ya up and send you on your way those cold winter mornings. You can add numerous flavor hangers from sweet to savory so it tastes the way you want it. Delicious. We added a bit of brown sugar and butter.

Great River Organic Milling Sells Products in these Great Categories:
Need More Info:
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Want to keep up with all things Great River Organic Milling? You can like em on Facebook, sign up for their newsletter and check out their recipe page.

Ready to buy some of these amazing products? Head on over to Great River Organic Milling and get ya some.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Aerobie® Skylighter™ Lighted Disc

  Aerobie sent us one of these super fun Aerobie® Skylighter™ Lighted Discs for review. Hubby and I had a blast playing with the disc under the stars. The led lights are quite bright and look really cool flying across the yard. I think the Aerobie® Skylighter™ Lighted Disc is great, especially when the kids aren't quite ready to come inside in the early evening.
 The disc is light enough to be used by anyone, and still heavy enough to fly smoothly. We had no trouble sending this baby across the yard. It's easy to throw and easy to catch. Flys really far too. This is a toy the whole family can enjoy. Yes even the teenagers will play.

Aerobie® Skylighter™ lighted flying disc
Extend the fun of playing with an Aerobie flying disc into the night with the new Skylighter lighted disc. Its bright LEDs illuminate the clear center and the translucent colored rim to make the entire Skylighter appear bright in the night sky. With the patented Aerobie spoiler rim design, the Skylighter is easy for players of all skill levels to throw well. Its narrow profile and large 12 inch (30cm) diameter make the Skylighter fly far and straight.
As is the case with all Aerobie discs, the Skylighter has a rubber rim that provides a performance grip for strong throws and a soft edge to catch. Weight: 175 grams. Available in yellow, red, blue, and green. Ages 10 and up. Takes 2 lithium CR2032 3 volt batteries. Quality made in the U.S.A.
  • Spectacular flights, day or night
  • Powerful LEDs light the entire transluscent disc
  • Amazing long and accurate flights
  • Large 12 inch diameter for unequaled stability
  • Cushioned rim for performance grip and soft catches
  • Long life, replaceable batteries
  • Made in the U.S.A.

Check out this video of the Aerobie® Skylighter™ Lighted Disc

Aerobie Sells so many great sports toys. Check em out:

Pro | Sprint | Epic™ | Arrow | SharpShooter™ | Orbiter™ | Superdisc™ | Superdisc™ Ultra | Skylighter™
Squidgie® Disc | Squidgie® Ball | AeroSpin™ | Megatop™ | Dogobie™ | Football | Rocket Football | AeroPress®
 Want to keep up with Aerobie? You can like em on Facebook , subscribe to their YouTube channel 
and check out the ClubHouse.

Ready to buy? Head on over to Aerobie and get ya some of these fun sports toys. Want to know where you can buy em check out the where to buy page.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Sonic Alert AM/FM Alarm Clock (SBR350ss)

 Have a teenager that is hard to get out of bed.? Or perhaps an elderly or hearing impaired relative that needs a little more than your average alarm clock to wake up?  Sonic Alert has your answer. Sonic Alert sells Everyday hearing products for everyday people. Sonic Alert has been supplying amplified alarm clocks, telephones, signalers, and personal listening devices for over 39 years.
 We were sent the Alarm Clock and AM / FM Radio with Super Shaker™ - SBR350ss for review. I personally wanted this model to wake our teenager up on time. There is no way anyone can ignore this alarm clock when set on high with all the functions on. This baby is awesome. Not only can you turn the volume control up to the maximum 113 db, but the lighted display flashes while the alarm is going off. If that isn't enough to get your little angel up wait til they feel the bed shaker. You read that right, this clock has a SS12VW Super Shaker™ bed vibrating unit included.

 I personally wanted to hook up the clock to our daughter's bed without her knowing. (Hubby said that was mean. I knew he was right but I just can't help thinking it might be just a little funny.) Anyhow we tested it out on our bed. I like that you can adjust the brightness of the clock display. You can set the alarm to tone or your favorite radio station. The shaking is enough to wake you but not scare the pants off of you from a deep sleep. (Yes, I know it would have been mean to hook it up without her knowing)

Description from Sonic Alert:

Add a little music to your life. The SBR350ss features a large, easy to read (1.8”) display and bed vibrating unit, with the added feature of an AM / FM radio so you can wake to your favorite program.
Sleep well knowing you’ll wake up on time.


· 113 db extra-loud alarm

· SS12VW Super Shaker™ bed vibrating unit

· Complete with AM/FM radio

· Hi / low dimmer switch

· Extra-large 1.8” display

· 9V battery backup, maintains time and alarm setting in the event of power failure (battery not included)

· One-year Sonic Alert blast-proof warranty

Sonic Alert Sells Products in These Great Categories:

Want to keep up with all things Sonic Alert? You can like em on Facebook and follow em on Twitter.

Ready to buy? Head on over to Sonic Alert and get ya some of these great products. Check out their list of Sonic Alert Distributors.

Find It Game Deluxe Edition

  I love games that bring the family together. I really love games that entertain everyone in the family young and old alike. Find It has quite a variety of their games available for family fun. With Find It the object of the game is to "simply" find the items hidden inside the cylinder. With Find It Deluxe Edition there are 70 hidden items to search for.

  Hubby and I played the game to try it out and had a really good time. We were laughing and talking about "Man, I just saw that one" and "This is actually fun" Those quotes are coming from a grown man y'all so even Dad will enjoy playing with the kids, or you.

 Find It Deluxe Edition has directions for 6 different styles of play using the same game. The instructions are super simple so even the little ones can play. You do not even have to know how to read to enjoy playing Find It. Like I said fun for all.

Find It Deluxe Edition: (from website)
Now the whole family can play a fast paced game with a Deluxe Find It Game containing over 70 hidden items. The game includes a card deck of cards, spinner, a timer, check of pad, and instructions for 6 ways to play and variations to adapt for younger players. Basic play: Each player is dealt seven cards that vary in point value. At the beginning of each turn spin the timer to determine the action required prior to play (add points, miss a turn, trade hands etc.) Look fast! You will have 30 seconds to try to find a many items as possible. Play continues until someone finds all of their items and runs out of cards. Find It Deluxe Edition is the perfect party or family game. For two or more players, age 8 through adult.
A creative game that never needs to be put away. Find It is ideal to play anywhere: at home, in the office, in your car. People of all ages will enjoy the hunt for the hidden objects buried within the layer of recycled plastic pellets. Alone or with friends, everyone will enjoy spinning it, shaking it, and twisting it until all the objects are found. Can you find the hidden penny…?

Want to keep up with all things Find It? You can like em on Facebook, and follow em on Twitter.

Have Questions? Check out the FAQ page.

Ready to buy some of these great games? Head on over to Find It and get ya some family fun. They even have a store locator to find Find It near you.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Marx Foods Dried Chiles Take Two

Y'all know I love spice. Not to hot, but just enough to give your food some serious flavor. I played around with three more Dried Chiles from Marx Foods.
First up we tried out the:
Cascabel Chilies

Cascabel chilies (aka rattle chilies, little bell chilies) are mild chilies that are round and have several loose seeds that rattle loudly when the chilies are shaken.
Hubby and I got in the kitchen and played with three of em over the weekend.

For these beauties we found a recipe from Bobby Flay for Grilled Lamb Porterhouse with Fig-Cascabel Sauce (If y'all want that recipe it's on Sorry I can't include it here for copyright reasons. The Cascabel Chiles from Marx Foods add a slight heat to the fig sauce. Absolutely delicious.

Next We had some fun with some serious heat.
Habanero Chiles

Habanero Chiles (Capsicum Annuum) are very hot chiles. Behind the heat is a fruity flavor that makes these chiles a wonderful way to spark up a dish. Habanero chilies are round, oblong and about ¾ inch wide. Consider the habanero to be a 10 on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the hottest).  The only hotter chile we offer is the famous ghost chili. 
 This one is my recipe so I can share with y'all

Habaenero Rosemary mixed Nuts 

3 TBS butter
1 dried Habanero
2 TBS Rosemary
1 tsp Coarse Sea Salt
1/2 tsp table salt
1 tsp granulated sugar
3 cups total (raw peanuts and pecan halves mixed)
Extra salt and sugar if wanted sprinkled on after roasting

First you will need to use your spice grinder on one dried habanero chile from Marx Foods and 2 TBS of dried rosemary. Melt butter in saucepan. Mix in spices. Pour over nuts and stir to coat evenly. Pour all onto foil lined cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 - 11 minutes or until desired roastiness. When removed you may sprinkle with additional salt and sugar while still warm.

Next up are the
Mulato Peppers
 Mulato peppers are dried versions of the popular poblano pepper. However, though they come from the same pepper as ancho chilies, mulato chilies tend to be sweeter, softer, and darker in color. Mulato peppers are often used to replace ancho peppers in the trinity of chilies (with pasilla negro chilies and gaujillo chilies) used to make traditional mole. Mulato peppers possess mild heat with an earthy fruitiness.

 For these chiles we tested out one of Marx Foods recipes Homemade Barbecue Sauce Recipe
We were supposed to use a Serrano chile but I did not have one and opted for the Mulato. This recipe turned out absolutely awesome. I have been thrilled with every recipe I have tried from the Marx Foods website. Y'all have really got to check out their site.

Marx Foods sent us some Dried Mushrooms that we are going to try out next. Check back to see what recipes we come up with for those lovelies.

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Teton Sports Professional Backpack

 I have been looking for a really good quality backpack for a long time. You know something that will look amazing and last for years. Teton Sports sent over their Professional Backpack for us to check out.

 This is an extremely well made, super classy looking backpack. Perfect for anyone from students to business professionals working in skyscrapers. The Professional Backpack from Teton Sports comes with lots of pockets for organizing all your stuff. There is even a removable pouch that can be taken out and used in your desk for small office supplies.This beauty makes it easy to carry all of your important papers, your up to 17 inch laptop and all those other necessities for the daily grind. Y'all there is even a spot to keep your cell phone and sunglasses. From audio storage to dividers Teton really thought about everything when they designed this bag.

With an empty weight of only 3 pounds their is plenty of room to haul what you need comfortably. Straps are padded and include suspension straps for extra comfort and are easily adjustable for the perfect fit. There is a handle on the top of the pack if you decide to take it off your back. With the added padding across the back and airflow system to keep your back cooler you won't have anything making you uncomfortable.

This pack is made from high quality fabric and has strong zippers with easy pull grips.. No worries about it wearing out. Comes in two color options. It even has a limited lifetime warranty.

  • Dimensions: 21" x 15" x 9.5" (Full Capacity)
  • Pack Weight: 3 lbs
  • Shell: 600D PU
  • Capacity: 2000 cubic inches / 38 Liters
  • Color: Silver & Black or Black and Black

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