Thursday, July 28, 2011

Betty Crocker 5-Minute Microwave Brownie Pan Review

Do you love brownies?  I do!  I love brownies but I hate heating up the house in the summer to bake them.  I just discovered the Betty Crocker Store sells a 5-Minute Microwave Brownie Pan

Now you can enjoy delicious brownies in five minutes! Use your favorite box mix or try the recipe that's included with the purchse of the pan and start from scratch. The Nordic Ware 5-minute Microwave Brownie Pan is freezer to microwave to table ready. It's oven safe to 400°. It's the perfect size pan to make brownies, cornbread or cake in your microwave. Yes, you really can bake in your microwave!



I'm going to have to get one of these pans.  My mom will want one too once she hears about it.  We live in Florida and it's too hot to heat up the oven every time we want fresh, hot brownies.  This is going to be a hit.  I'm so glad that I discovered this wonderful pan!

39dollarglasses.com Review & Giveaway Ends 8/11/11 at 7 PM EST

Review

I received a $75 gift card code to order a pair of glasses from 39dollarglasses.com.  I have a sort of round face so I browsed and found a pair of glasses that I thought would look good on my face.  I have been wearing glasses since I was in the fourth grade.  It took me a while to figure out that round glasses are not for me.  But once I found the style that I liked I stuck to it.

I mainly wear contacts but I have to have glasses on hand for when my contacts are out, like at night before bed and when my eyes are tired.  I chose the Trapani Eyeglasses in coffee.  It's super easy to order, you just select the frame you want and then follow through with your prescription and what type of lenses you want.  I added the single vision full time wear lenses and the anti reflective coating for $24.95 which is helpful for driving and working on the computer.  The total for my order was $68.90.  So the gift card covered my purchase.  You get a free case for your glasses as well which always comes in handy.  I also received a little screwdriver with my order.

I love my new glasses.  I have been wearing them more often than I wore my old ones.  They are so cute.  They really fit my face.  If you're not sure what shape to get they have a helpful tool on the side that shows a person with a similar face shape wearing the glasses that you are looking at.  I haven't ever ordered glasses online before and did not know that it would be so easy and affordable.  When I go to the eye doctor and buy glasses they can be very expensive.  This is an easy and affordable alternative.  The shipping was fast too.  I had my new glasses in 7 days.  I was pleasantly surprised with how fast it was to get these awesome new glasses.

39dollarglasses.com has a very nice selection of glasses to choose from.  You can choose plastic eyeglassesmetal eyeglasses, rimless eyeglasses, semi-rimless eyeglasses, kids eyeglasses and more.

If you would like to enter to win a $75 gift card code enter the giveaway below.

Giveaway -
Rules:  You must be a public follower of my blog to enter, leave a separate comment for each entry you complete, put your email address in your comment if it's not visible on your blogger profile.

Mandatory Entry - Go to 39dollarglasses.com and choose a frame that looks right for you.  Come back and leave a comment with the link to that frame.

Extra Entry Options:

Email subscribers of Let's Eat 2 Day get an entry, just leave a comment letting me know that you are an email subscriber.

Follow me on twitter, leave a comment with your twitter name letting me know you are following me.]

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You can enter up to six times.  Giveaway ends on 8/11/11 at 7 PM EST.  I will select the winner using random.org.  I will notify the winner via email and they will have 72 hours to respond with their shipping address.  If I do not get a response in time, I will have to choose another winner.  I received the gift card for the review.  The opinions express are mine and mine along.  Sponsor will provide the winner with the gift card for $75.


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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Ten Tips and Tricks to Get Your Kids to Eat More Vegetables

It's hard to get our children to eat vegetables.  I don't know if you have a hard time with this as well or if it's just me.  I have tried what seems like every trick in the book and I have come up with a list of ten things that may help you with this common problem.  These tricks work best for us but I'm sure your children may be different than our when it comes to eating vegetables.

1.  Give Your Children a Choice - Ask them if they want spinach or lettuce for example.  Let them make the choice of which vegetable they will have with their meal.  When they help with the decision they are more likely to enjoy the vegetable with their meal.

2.  Take Your Children to the Grocery Store With You - Bring them with you to the grocery store.  Walk through the produce department and get familiar with the different kinds of vegetables.  There are so many to choose from get some new ones and they them out.

3.  Hide Vegetables in Other Foods - You can cut up veggies really small and hide them in other foods like mac n cheese.  This really works with children that just refuse to eat any vegetables. 

4.  Put Cheese on Them - Cheese on vegetables is always a great idea.  Who doesn't love cheese?  We love cheese and when we put it on vegetables it makes them much easier to eat.  Cheese on cauliflower, broccoli, peas, green beans, etc...  What a wonderful way to get your vegetables eaten.

5.  Dips Are Great For Raw Vegetables - Celery, carrots, cucumbers and tomatoes are great with dips.  A good dip will help the vegetables to down.  The dips are so good that you'll forget you are eating vegetables.

6.  No Dessert Until You've Eaten Your Veggies - We have a rule, eat your veggies with your meal or you will not get any dessert.  It works.  Believe me if you want to have your dessert you will eat your veggies.

7.  Let Them Help In The Preparation - Kids love to help out in the kitchen.  I let them help wash the veggies and put them into salads and other dishes.  It's a fun way to spend time together and get familiar with vegetables.

8.  Cooked or Raw - Sometimes a raw carrot is not wanted but a cooked carrot is.  Try each vegetable cooked and raw to find out which way your child prefers to eat it.  I do not like raw broccoli but I love it cooked.  I'm sure each child has a raw favorite and a cooked favorite. 

9.  Trial and Error - Just keep trying out different veggies until you find the ones that your children enjoy.  You will eventually find something that they like.  Just keep trying and don't give up.

10.  Have Fun - Don't make it a bad thing, enjoy eating your veggies.

I hope that these tips inspire you to keep trying to get your children to eat their veggies.  It's not easy but it's worth it in the end.  We all want healthy, well rounded children.  Just be persistent and work hard and you will find vegetables that your children will eat and enjoy.

I wrote this blog post while participating in the SocialMoms and Peas and Thank You blogging program for a gift card worth $30. For more information on how you can participate, click here.


About Peas and Thank You
Peas and Thank You is a collection of recipes and stories from a mainstream family eating a not-so-mainstream diet. It's filled with healthy and delicious versions of foods we’ve all grown up enjoying, but with a Mama Pea twist—no meat, lots of fresh ingredients and plenty of nutrition for growing Peas. From wholesome breakfasts to mouth-watering desserts, there’s plenty here to satisfy the pickiest Peas in your life. It’s easier than ever to whip up crowd-pleasing meals that will have the whole family asking for, “more, Peas.” Sarah Matheny's delicious recipes and entertaining stories draw hundreds of thousands of visitors to her blog, peasandthankyou.com each month, where she makes raising a vegetarian family easy and fun. She is the author of  “Peas and Thank You: Simple Meatless Meals the Whole Family Will Love.”


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Cool, Calm and Collected

Growing up I had my own personal sense of style.  I liked to wear clothes that were hip and stylish.  Our son has his own person sense of style.  He likes to be cool, calm and collected.  He helps me shop for his clothes.  He likes to be classic and not trendy.  While the other kids are wearing the newest fads he is wearing what he likes whether or not it's the cool thing to wear. 

One example of what he likes to wear is a nice pair of longer shorts with a polo shirt.  It's almost as if he has a uniform for school, but in our area we don't wear uniforms.  He loves the classic look of that sort of outfit.  Pretty much he takes after his Dad when it comes to style.  Dad wears his own personal style and our son will take that and make it his own. 

I love that our son loves to be unique when it comes to his own personal sense of style.  He is not a clone.  JC Penney offers a lot of great deals on clothes that he loves to wear.  We shop at the mall on special occasions and when we do our son always wants to go to JC Penney.  We can agree on that store because it has prices that we can afford and clothes that our son wants to wear.

Since it's summer now our son wears board shorts and tank tops a lot.  He likes colorful board shorts with a plain tank top.  He loves flip flops and sneakers, but in the summer it's mainly flip flops for him.  He likes his feet to be free.  He is not afraid to wear bright colors or colors that others tend to see as feminine like pink or red.  We allow him to be free with his clothing choices as long as they are not offensive to others. 

It is really nice to have your own individual sense of style.  No one wants to be a clone of another person.  Clothing is a good way to express individuality.  It's always fun to shake things up a bit.  I know that when I have clothes that I love on, I feel good.  It's wonderful to be able to express yourself with your clothing choices.  Style is a very personal thing and should be expressed by each and every individual.  I am so happy to have a son that is expressive with his personality and his clothing choices.

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Peanut Butter & Co. Review & Giveaway Ends 8/10/11 at 7PM EST

Peanut Butter & Co sent me two varieties to sample and review.  I received the Crunch Time and the Dark Chocolate Dreams.  I love peanut butter but other than creamy and crunchy I haven't ever really had any different kinds.  I was excited to try these two and see if I liked them.  I tried the Crunch Time first.


Crunch Time

Our great-tasting all-natural peanut butter just got even better! We've reformulated Crunch Time so that it is now in the No-Stir Natural style. We've added a little bit of palm fruit oil (containing zero cholesterol and zero trans fats) to keep the peanut oil from separating. This means no more stirring the oil back in! Made of peanuts blended with great big pieces of chopped peanuts, a little bit of salt, and a little bit of cane juice for sweetness, this delicious no-stir version brings you closer to the peanut butter of your childhood without the high fructose corn syrup and the hydrogenated oil!

It sells for $5 on their website.  I really enjoyed this.  I normally like creamy peanut butter but on occasions I prefer the crunchy.  I had this on toast first.  It's so good.  My family and I really enjoyed this peanut butter.

Next I tried the Dark Chocolate Dreams.

Dark Chocolate Dreams

Our all natural peanut butter blended with rich dark chocolate. It's like a peanut butter cup in a jar! Great on a sandwich, but just as wonderful spooned over ice cream, spread on fruits, or simply eaten out of the jar. It's equally delicious as an ingredient in your all-time favorite baked goodies like chocolate cake and bread pudding. It contains no cholesterol, no trans fats, no hydrogenated oils, and no high-fructose corn syrup. It is also gluten-free, certified vegan, and certified kosher pareve by the Orthodox Union. The shelf life is 6 months after opening, if stored in a cool, dry place.
I love peanut butter and I love chocolate so I knew I was going to love this kind.  It's amazing.  It really is like a peanut butter cup in a jar.  I had this on toast, it was good.  I had this on ice cream, it was amazing.  I had this with graham crackers, it was delicious.  I enjoyed it on everything.  We are in love with Dark Chocolate Dreams from Peanut Butter & Co.

I am so excited to have found new peanut butters that I love.  If you would like to enter to win 2 jars of peanut butter see the Giveaway below.

Giveaway - (you must follow my blog on gfc to enter, leave a separate comment for each entry your complete, put your email in your comment if it's not visible on your blog, giveaway ends 8/10/11 at 7 PM EST, no PO Boxes, contiguous US only)

Entry Options - You can do as many as you would like, only the first one is mandatory, the rest are extra entries.

1.  Go to their website and select another product that you would like to try other than the two that I reviewed.  Leave a comment with that product.

2.  Like Peanut Butter & Co on facebook, leave a comment that you did with your facebook name.

3.  Like Let's Eat 2 Day on facebook, leave a comment that you did with your facebook name.

4.  Follow me on twitter, leave a comment that you did with your twitter name.

5.  Follow them on twitter, leave a comment that you did with your twitter name.

6.  Email subscribers new and old of my blog get an entry, just leave a comment that you are an email subscriber.

Giveaway ends on 8/10/11 at 7 PM EST.  I will use random.org to select a winner.  I will notify the winner via email.  Winner will have 72 hours to respond to my email with their shipping address.  Sponsor will ship the prize directly to the winner.  Thank you for reading and participating.

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Sunday, July 24, 2011

Rudi's Organic Bakery Review & Giveaway Ends 8/4/11 at 7 PM EST

Review

Rudi's Organic Bakery sent me two breads to review.  I received the Tuscan Roasted Garlic Artisan Bread and the Whole Grain Wheat English Muffins.  They arrived fresh and ready to enjoy.  I was surprised that bread could ship so nicely but it did.

Whole Grain Wheat English Muffins

Breakfast in the countryside. Classic, hearty, organic and wholesome. You’ll love the sweet, nutty taste.
Made with stuff you can pronounce and ingredients you recognize
Water, organic whole wheat flour, organic wheat flour, organic agave syrup, organic barley malt, organic wheat gluten, yeast, organic high oleic sunflower/safflower oil, organic vinegar, sea salt, organic oat flour, organic cornmeal, cultured wheat starch, citric acid, natural enzymes, ascorbic acid. CONTAINS: WHEAT.




Tuscan Roasted Garlic

Close your eyes and sniff. Now savor the taste of sweet garlic. Let’s eat on the terrace. Pass the olio, prego.
Made with stuff you can pronounce and ingredients you recognize
Organic unbleached wheat flour, water, organic whole rye flour, organic extra virgin olive oil, organic roasted garlic, sea salt, cultured wheat flour, organic vital wheat gluten, organic barley malt, yeast, organic oat flour, vinegar, ascorbic acid, natural enzymes. CONTAINS: WHEAT








We enjoyed the Tuscan Roasted Garlic Bread by making sandwiches.  I made cold sandwiches and grilled cheese sandwiches with it and it was delicious either way.

I used the English Muffins to make breakfast sandwiches.  These muffins are very sturdy.  With an egg and cheese on them they are very filling.  I also ate them with jam and they are good that way too.

I am very impressed with Rudi's Organic Bakery.  This is some really good bread.

If you want to enter two win two breads see the giveaway below.
Giveaway (you must be a follower of my blog to enter, leave your email in the comment if it's not visible in your blogger profile, leave a separate comment for each entry you complete)


1.  Go to their website and select a bread that you would like to try, leave it in a comment.


2.  Email subscribers get an entry, just leave a comment that you are an email subscriber.


3.  Like Rudi's on facebook, leave a comment that you are a facebook fan with your facebook name.


4.  Follow Rudi's on twitter, leave a comment with your twitter name and that you follow them on twitter.


5.  Follow me on twitter, leave a comment with your twitter name and that you follow me on twitter.


6.  Like Let's Eat 2 Day on facebook and leave a comment with your facebook name.

Giveaway ends on 8/4/11 at 7 PM EST.  You can enter up to six times.  Leave a separate comment for each entry you complete.  I will use random.org to select the winner and then notify them via email.  Winner will have 72 hours to respond to my email with their shipping information.  If I do not get a response in time I will have to choose another winner.  Contiguous US only, no PO boxes.  Thank you for reading and participating.


Congratulations to Karen:


Karen said... 43
GFC Follower :) Karen Gonyea ktgonyea at gmail.com

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Biscoff Gourmet Review & Giveaway Ends 8/1/11 at 7 PM EST


Europe's favorite Cookie with Coffee
Biscoff is the name given to the traditional Speculoos biscuits in North America. It's derived from the combination of words Biscuit and Coffee, simply because their caramel flavor and crisp texture make these cookies the perfect accompaniment to a cup of coffee or espresso drink.

Speculoos are decorative caramelized biscuits and they were traditionally used to celebrate weddings and births, to teach history, and to chronicle war in Europe. Today Speculoos make up 20% of all the cookies eaten in Belgium and are still an important part of their culture.

Original Recipe Since 1932
Biscoff cookies are baked using the original recipe created in 1932. They are made with all natural ingredients, using no artificial colors or preservatives. They are vegan and contain 0 grams trans fat and 0 cholesterol per serving. All Biscoff cookies are baked in Lembeke, Belgium by Lotus Bakeries.

Introduction to the U.S. - The Airline  
Successful in Europe for decades, Biscoff's popularity 'soared' when it was discovered by an airline food supplier during a trip to Belgium in 1984. Since then, Biscoff cookies have made air travel a little sweeter on nearly every domestic airline and most international carriers. As of 2010, airline passengers nibbled on 1.5 billion cookies, with Lotus Bakeries selling 3.3 billion Biscoff single and double cookies in Europe a year.


Ingredients: Wheat Flour, Sugar, Vegetable Oils (contains one or more of soy bean oil, sunflower oil, palm oil), Brown Sugar, Leavening (sodium bicarbonate), Soy Flour, Salt, Spice (cinnamon)

ALLERGEN Info: Contains wheat, soy. 

Review 
I received a package of the Biscoff Cookies and a jar of the Biscoff Spread to sample and review.  I tried the cookies right away.  They are delicious.  I ate them by themselves.  Then I had them with coffee and with milk.  They are amazing with coffee and with milk.  These cookies are my new favorite addiction.  

Then I tried the spread.  I put it on toast.  The spread tastes just like the cookies but in a spread form.  It's amazing.  It's good on toast.  It's good on croissants.  It's good on anything.  It is great on fruit as well.  This spread is quickly becoming my new addiction.  I am so thankful to have been introduced to these fine products.  I can't wait to share them with everyone I know.
  
Giveaway - Biscoff has offered a cookie jar and jar of spread to one lucky winner.  


You can enter if you are a public follow of my blog.  Leave a separate comment for each entry you complete.  Put your email address in your comment if it's not visible on your blogger profile.

Mandatory Entry: 


Go to their website and tell me another product that you would like to try other than the cookies and spread.  Leave a comment with a link to that product.

Extra Entries:

Email subscribers of Let's Eat 2 Day get an extra entry, just leave a comment saying you are an email subscriber.

Follow Biscoff on twitter, leave a comment with your twitter name letting me know you follow them on twitter.

Like Biscoff on facebook, leave a comment with your facebook name letting me know you like them on facebook.

Like Let's Eat 2 Day on facebook, leave a comment with your facebook name letting me know that you like me on facebook.

Follow me on twitter, leave a comment with your twitter name letting me know that you follow me on twitter.

Giveaway ends 8/1/11 at 7 PM EST. You can enter up to six times.  Contiguous US only.  No PO Boxes.  I will use random.org to select the winner and I will notify them via email.  Winner will have 72 hours to respond to that email with their mailing address and phone number.  If winner doesn't respond in time, I will have to use random.org to select another winner.

Thank you for reading and participating.

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Tropical Traditions Coconut Peanut Butter Review & Giveaway Ends 7/31/11 EST 7 PM

Review

Organic Coconut Peanut Butter Tropical Traditions Organic Coconut Peanut Butter is made from organic peanuts and organic coconut. Two ingredients: nothing else! No fillers, no binders, no sweeteners, and no preservatives. The peanuts are 100% organic Valencia peanuts grown organically by family farmers in New Mexico and Texas. Grown in the dry climate of the southwestern United States, these peanuts are certified organic and free from aflatoxins. The dried coconut is certified organic coconut meat from the Philippines from coconuts that are grown with no fertilizers or pesticides. This premium dried coconut contains no additives or preservatives, and is not sweetened. Unlike most dried coconut on the market, our dried coconut products are not treated with sulfites to keep them white. Together, these premium organic roasted peanuts and the premium organic dried coconut are ground together to make a delicious and nutritious spread!

I received a jar of Organic Coconut Peanut Butter to sample and review.  This is the second time I have had the pleasure of working with Tropical Traditions.  They are an amazing company.  I used the peanut butter to make the Chewy Peanut Butter Coconut Granola Bars.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Combine sugar, peanut butter, honey, butter and vanilla in a large bowl until well combined.
Stir in remaining ingredients until well combine. Mixture will be like very wet granola. Press into a Texas sheet pan* greased with palm shortening or coconut oil.
Bake 20 - 25 minutes or until edges are nicely browned. Run a thin butter knife along the edges and cut while still warm. Let cool in the pan before removing. Bars will be fragile while hot but will firm up as they cool. Enjoy!

This recipe is quick and easy.  We really enjoyed these granola bars.

Tropical Traditions has offered a jar of Organic Coconut Peanut Butter for a winner from my blog as well.  If you would like to enter see the giveaway below for instructions.

Giveaway (you must follow my blog publicly to enter, put your email address in your comment if it's not visible on your blogger profile, leave a separate comment for each entry you complete.)

Mandatory Entry:
Go to Tropical Traditions and sign up for their newsletter.

Extra Entries:

Like Tropical Traditions on facebook, leave a comment letting me know you like them with your facebook name. 

Like Let's Eat 2 Day on facebook, leave a comment letting me know you like me on facebook with your facebook name.

Follow Tropical Traditions on twitter, leave a comment with your twitter name letting me know you follow them on twitter.

Follow me on twitter, leave a comment with your twitter name and let me know you follow me on twitter.

Email subscribers to Let's Eat 2 Day get an extra entry, leave a comment that you are an email subscriber.

You can enter up to six times.  I will select a winner using random.org after the giveaway ends at 7 PM EST on 7/31/11.  I will notify the winner via email and they will have 72 hours to respond to that email with their mailing address and phone number.  If I do not get a response in time, I will select another winner using random.org.

I received a sample to review.  The opinions expressed above are mine.  I was not paid for this post.

Thank you for reading and participating.

cheryloo said... 38
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Monday, July 18, 2011

Honey Ridge Farms Review & Giveaway Ends 7/30/11 at 7 PM EST

About Us

A Family Business
We believe honey is nature's best and most delicious sweetener. That's why we founded Honey Ridge Farms in 2004. We are located in Brush Prairie, WA and provide high-quality, all-natural specialty gourmet honeys and honey-based specialty foods.  We're part of a long line of beekeepers; in fact, our son is a fifth-generation beekeeper who works alongside his grandfather tending hives.  Our first artisan honey produced was Wild Blackberry from Washington and Oregon.
Today we offer a variety of single-floral source artisan honeys from the western United States, as well as other all natural honey-based gourmet foods. Our award-winning Balsamic Honey Vinegar is truly unique and delicious - offering aged balsamic-style vinegar made entirely from honey.  It's intriguingly complex flavor adds another dimension to salads, sauces and marinades.

We sell a wide selection of fruit and spiced honey crèmes, honey-based vinegars, grilling sauces and honey glazes.  You can buy our products from our website, from various online retailers, and at retail stores throughout the country.
Our Commitment to Quality

Honey Ridge Farms was built upon offering the highest quality and value in its specialty gourmet honeys. We are dedicated to sourcing these premium honeys by supporting local artisan beekeepers from several states.

We now offer three varieties of honey from the Pacific Northwest – Wild Blackberry, Star Thistle and Pumpkin Blossom. California varieties include Black Button Sage and Orange Blossom.
Our Challenge

Because of our dedication to the apiculture industry and our partnership with local beekeepers, Honey Ridge Farms donates a portion of our profits from our Balsamic Honey Vinegar to help fund research to promote bee colony health. Significant problems face the honey bee and beekeeping industries. Since one-third of our food source depends on honeybee pollination, funding research is essential to maintaining bee colony health.
We invite you to sign up for our email specials, monthly newsletter and new product news.

Leeanne Goetz
Owner
Honey Ridge Farms
Review 
I received the mild honey grilling sauce to review.  It is so good.  We used it to grill chicken.  The flavor is great.  My family really enjoyed this grilling sauce.


Honey Ridge Grilling Sauce (Mild)

$6.99

Our mild version combines sweet with a mild sting of spicy heat.  An excellent choice for glazing ribs, beef, chicken and seafood.


I also received the apricot honey creme to review.  It's so good.  I put this on a croissant or biscuit and it tasted amazing. 

Honey Crème Apricot

Starting at: $8.99

This smooth, creamy spread with subtle notes of fragrant apricot is a customer favorite. Produced by Honey Ridge Farms, our honey crèmes are blended with the highest-quality fruits and spices. These honey crèmes are never cooked. This retains the natural goodness of the fruit and honey in a smooth, spreadable blend. Slather on warm buttered toast, scones, muffins, pancakes and waffles. Add it to hot coffees and teas. An ideal hostess present, teacher treat or gift for the food lover in your life.


You can enter here to win one grill sauce and creme, the sponsor will select the flavor.
Giveaway (you must be a follower on gfc to enter, leave your email in the comment if it's not visible on your blogger profile, leave a separate comment for each entry)

1.  Go to Honey Ridge Farms and find another product that you would like to try. 

2.  Like Honey Ridge Farms on facebook, leave comment with your facebook name. 

3.  Follow me on twitter, leave a comment with your twitter name.

4.  Like Let's Eat 2 Day on facebook, leave a comment with your facebook name.

5.  Email subscribers get an extra entry, just leave a comment that you are an email subscriber.


Giveaway ends on 7/30/11 at 7 PM EST.  You can enter up to 5 times.   Leave a separate comment for each entry you complete.  I will use random.org to select a winner and email the winner.  Winner will have 72 hours to respond with mailing information and phone number for shipping purposes.  If winner doesn't respond in time I will select another winner.  Thank you for reading and entering.

Winner selected and emailed.  Winner has 72 hours to respond to my email.

jsc123 said... 49
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The ProBar Review & Giveaway Ends 8/3/11 at 7 PM EST

ProBar

PROBAR Products

PROBAR is the innovator and leader in convenient, on-the-go, all natural foods. We source the finest all natural, real, wholesome, and organic ingredients from responsible growers to create food that is simply delicious and always Simply Real.

HALO S'mores

There are only 4 types of people in this world. Rocky Road’s, Honey Graham’s, Smore’s and Nutty Marshmallow’s. All Simply Real, just like you. So, what’s your Halo?
Outdoor enthusiasts at their core, S’mores are most content when they are actively exploring nature with friends and family. S’mores can really take the heat and work extremely well under pressure. Despite their hard exterior, they are almost always soft and gooey on the inside making them great life long companions to most any flavor.

You can receive 40% off your first order just visit www.theprobar.com/shop and enter code BLOGGER at checkout.

Giveaway (you can enter to win a case of assorted halo bars, you must follow my blog to enter, put your email in your comment if it's not visible in your blogger profile, leave a separate comment for each entry you complete)

1.  Go to www.theprobar.com/shop and select an item that you want to try first, leave a comment with the link to that product.

2.  If you are a confirmed email subscriber to Let's Eat 2 Day you get an entry, just leave a comment that you are an email subscriber.

3.  Like the ProBar on facebook, leave a comment letting me know you like them on facebook with your facebook name.

4.  Like Let's Eat 2 Day on facebook, leave a comment with your facebook name letting me know you like me on facebook.

5.  Follow me on twitter, leave a comment with your twitter name letting me know that you follow me on twitter.



You can enter up to five times.  Giveaway ends on 08/03/11 at 7 PM EST.  I will use random.org to select the winner and notify them via email.  Winner will have 72 hours to respond to the winning notification or I will have to select another winner.

Thank you for reading and participating.

Winner selected and emailed.  She has 72 hours to respond to my email with her mailing address.

Congratulations to:


tdean30 said... 48
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Friday, July 15, 2011

Costa Farms Review & Giveaway Ends 7/25/11 at 7 PM EST

Costa Farms
The seed has been planted...

In 1961, south of Miami, Florida, Jose Costa, Sr. purchased his first 30 acres to farm vine-ripe tomatoes during the winter months.  As he searched for a summer crop option, Jose entertained a very unique idea: growing Calamondin oranges.  Little did Jose know that this exotic citrus from China and the Philippines would provide a novel summer crop.

Within a short time, operations expanded and demand steadily increased.  In 1973, Costa Farms purchased property in the Dominican Republic to grow young plant material.  This investment in quality control underlined Costa Farms' dedication to high-grade products and dependable supply -- right from the beginning.

Success in the Indoor Houseplant Division led to the continued expansion of operations over the next two decades.  By the time that the Bedding Plant Division was added to the Costa Farms' lineup, the company had attracted the biggest retailers on both regional and national levels.

Today, Costa Farms is a third generation, family owned business that globally stretches over 3,500 acres and employs 2,800 people.  Along with thriving indoor houseplant and bedding plant divisions, Costa Farms operates merchandising and transportation companies as part of its infrastructure, with operations domestically in South Florida and North Carolina, and abroad in the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica and Far East. 

Review 
I received two big boxes from Costa Farms.  I was so excited to open them and find out what they sent me.  I received several plants from them.  They were packaged very nicely.  Each plant was wrapped up so the soil didn't spill out.  I am very impressed with the shipping.  They wrapped each plant cautiously and each of them arrived in perfect condition.  I really did not know that plants could be shipped and kept in such great shape.

Plant Features:
The Boston fern is the quintessential decorative fern. It is the original fern used during the Victorian Era to decorate inside the home as well as outside on wrap-around porches. Like other ferns, the Boston fern enjoys high humidity and consistently moist soil. This plant is a favorite among interiorscapers since it lends any area a lush and rich look.

The Boston Fern is beautiful on my parent's from porch.  They have other plants out there but this fern really stands out.  It's very pretty!  Once my Mom saw it she said she had to have it.  So I gave it to them.  They are in love with the Boston Fern.



Plant Features:
Anthuriums are subtropical favorites with varieties growing in such diverse areas as South America and the Pacific. They are perfect as cut flowers or as potted plants in varying sizes. They are popular around Valentine's Day, Mother's Day and Easter. To get them to flower continuously, place in a filtered light location and fertilize during the growing season. The plant should be kept clean of all yellow or decaying leaves.

I received two of these.  They are simply beautiful.  I put them on the back steps.  They brighten up the back porch.  I just make sure they get enough water and keep them looking nice.  I haven't ever had this type of plant before.  I am so impressed with the ease of care and the beauty this plant brings.

Spathiphyllum [Peace Lily]
Plant Features:
Spathiphyllum, also known as the Peace Lily, is a very popular indoor houseplant. In the warmest parts of Florida you will find Spathiphyllum in the landscape; it performs best in the shade with protection from wind and temperatures below 55 degrees.  


I received two of these as well.  They are lovely.  I really think the air is cleaner with these in my office at work.  All my co-workers have commented on how nice they look.  They are easy to take care of.  The Peace Lily is a wonderful addition to any room.






Zamioculcas [ZZ Plant]

Plant Features:
The Zamioculca, also known as the ZZ plant, is one of the strongest plants on the market. Frequently found in low-light locations such as malls, and any areas of the home or office where minimal light shines through, the ZZ is a true survivor.
I put this one in our bedroom, it's beautiful.  It's an air purifier.  I really like this, it's so simple and beautiful.  I haven't ever had this plant before, but I truly love it.



Plant Features:
Ironically, Lucky Bamboo is actually not a bamboo at all, but rather a Dracaena! Lucky Bamboo is the primary plant recommended for improving Feng Shui and for creating spaces where you feel safe and more energized to meet the demands of today's high-pressured world. Keep water fresh by changing it every week, and always keep water levels at approximately an inch from the base of the canes. Lucky Bamboo prefers plenty of indirect sunlight and room temperatures at 65-70°. Although opinions differ on feeding, your Lucky Bamboo is a living organism, so it makes sense to occasionally add a mild solution to the water such as African Violet fertilizer. Since growth can be controlled by feeding, small amounts of fertilizer will keep the plant at a manageable size.
 
I also received this plant.  I love it!  I put it in the kitchen.  It really brightens up the room.  I think it does help put me in a better mood just by seeing it there.
I am really impressed with Costa Farms.  They have offered to send 3 winners a cacti dish garden.  If you would like to enter see the giveaway below.
Giveaway (you must be a follower of my blog to enter the giveaway, leave your email in your comment if it's not visible in your blogger profile, leave a separate comment for each entry you complete)
1.  Go to their website and choose another plant that you would like to get, come back and comment with the name of that plant. 

 2.  Like them on facebook leave a comment on here with your facebook name.

3.  Follow them on twitter leave a comment with your twitter name.

4.  Email subscribers to my blog get an additional entry, just leave a comment letting me know that you are an email subscriber.

5.  Like Let's Eat 2 Day on facebook, leave a comment with your facebook name.

6.  Follow me on twitter leave a comment with your twitter name. 

 This giveaway ends 7/25/11 at 7 PM EST.  I will use random.org to select 3 winners.  I will email the winners and they will have 72 hours to respond with their mailing address, no PO Boxes.  Contiguous US only.  Thank you for reading and participating.

Winners have been selected and emailed.  They have 72 hours to respond to my email.  Thanks for participating. 

 

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Julian Bakery Review & Giveaway Ends 7/23/11 at 7 PM EST

Julian Bakery Low Carb, Gluten Free, Wheat Free Bread 

About Julian Bakery

The Julian Bakery began in the quaint, historical town of Julian, in the mountains above San Diego, California. An expansion led the business to the seaside community of La Jolla, California, still in the county of San Diego.

Mission

Barbara’s mission is to bring healthy and delicious breads to everyone.

Standards

Quality is the heart of the Julian Bakery. Great care is taken to select wholesome, chemical free grains, seeds and nuts for stone grinding and in conjunction with a slow culturing process to provide the consumer with the best benefits bread can offer, full of amino acids and complex carbohydrates.


Review 
I received three of their best selling breads to sample and review.  I got a package with the following breads in it:


Smart Carb # 1 Bread (1 Net Carb) - $7.99
This is the # 1 Low Carb Bread on the Market with only 1 Net Carb. This bread is perfect for any low carb diet or for keeping a lean physique with 12g of Protein & Fiber Per Slice this bread is amazing. 1 1/2 lb., Sliced Loaf
Smart Carb #2 (Cinnamon Raisin)(2 Net Carbs) - $7.99
Smart Carb #2 - An amazing cinnamon raisin low carb bread that is delicious anytime of the day. It has a wonderful cinnamon flavor with a few raisins. Makes amazing low carb french toast! (Only 2 Net Carbs) 1 1/2 lb., Sliced Loaf

Amazing Sourdough (Low Calorie & Low Carb) - $6.99
This is a low calorie, low carb sourdough sliced loaf bead that only has 60 calories, 4 Net Carbs, and 5g of protein per slice. Flavorful. 1-1/2lbs


I tried the Cinnamon Raisin bread first.  I was impressed with the flavor.  It really tastes great.  It had a hint of sweetness to it but it was just from the raisins.  I love how this bread has so much protein.  It really makes me feel full.

I tried the sourdough next and I made a grilled cheese with it.  It held up really well.  I love how solid this bread it.  It is fresh and tender and wonderful.


The last one I tried was the smart carb #1 bread.  I loved this bread too!  It didn't give me that low blood sugar feeling a few hours after I ate it that I get from regular bread.  I loved how great this bread makes me feel when I eat it.  It makes me stay feeling full longer.


Giveaway - Enter to win 6 loaves of Julian Bakery Bread. 
(you must be a follower of my blog publicly on gfc to enter, leave your email in your comment if it's not visible on your blogger profile, leave a separate comment for each entry you complete)


1.  Go to Julian Bakery's website and choose another product that you would like to try, leave a comment with the name of that product.


2.  Like Julian Bakery on facebook, leave a comment with your facebook name letting me know that you like them.


3.  Follow Julian Bakery on twitter, leave a comment with your twitter name letting me know you follow them on twitter.


4.  If you are an email subscriber to my blog you get another entry, leave a comment letting me know that you are an email subscriber.


5.  Like Let's Eat 2 Day on facebook, leave a comment with your facebook name letting me know that you like my page on facebook.


6.  Follow me on twitter, leave a comment that you are following me on twitter with your twitter name.

You can enter up to six times.  I will use random.org to select a winner.  I will email the winner.  Winner will have 72 hours to respond with shipping address.  Contiguous US only, no PO boxes. 
Thank you for reading and participating.

Congratulations to:

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