Keep Cozy This Winter With Warm Tradition

11z4QIUDO4L Keep Cozy This Winter With Warm Tradition hot water bottles. They come in so many great styles, shapes and colors. I received a red see through Heart shaped one for review. I adore that it says “I Love You” right on the bottle. What a wonderful way to show someone they are loved. Perfect for coming to your little one’s aid in their time of need. There is something about a hot water bottle that makes me feel better when I am under the weather. I even like em when I feel great. Warm under the covers in wintertime. Keep the sheets cozy where your toes go. No need to lay down in cold sheets. Toast em right up with Warm Tradition hot water bottles. Helps take away aches and pains naturally, Made exceptionally well, they will stay warm for up to 6 hours. Large mouth makes filling a breeze.

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Warm Tradition Thermoplastic Fun Shaped Hot Water Bottles have so many benefits and uses – soothing aches & pains, easing sore back pain, melting away muscular tension, stress relief, menstrual pain comfort, bed warmer, keeping hands and feet warm, diminishing arthritis pain, soothing children, creating a restful night sleep, television companion, book buddy, easing ear aches, dog and cat’s warm friend, keeping warm during winter sports, traveling companion, baby colic soother, pregnancy and labor pain relief…the benefits are endless! All you need is access to hot water – no electricity, no microwave – all natural relief! Warm Tradition Hot Water Bottles are made in Germany under strict European safety guidelines. Each hot water bottle is made of eco-friendly thermoplastic making it odorless, safe and fully recyclable. Each bottle is BPA free and Phtalate free- safe to use and worry free. Thermoplastic is designed to allow the heat to last for hours – an average of 6 hours, in fact. The bottles are integrally molded making them seamless, preventing leaks and cracks to occur. The mouth of the hot water bottle is extra large which allows for easy filling and prevention of spills. Warm Tradition’s ‘Easy Grip’ cap makes it simple to open and close the bottle securely with very little effort. Each hot water bottle has an approximate volume of 1 liter. The hot water bottle’s fun shape makes warming up a joy! All of Warm Tradition’s hot water bottles come with a 2 year guarantee against manufacturing defects.

  • Manufactured by: Warm Tradition
  • Merchant SKU: MN-V0P8-RD9G
  • Extra long lasting heat – up to 6 hours!
  • Thermoplastic bottle is odorless, recyclable, safe, BPA and phtalate free
  • The size is approximately 8.25 inches by 9.5 inches and holds 1 liter of water.
  • Extra large opening – easy filling and no spills!
  • High quality- made in Germany

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SinfulColors Introduces New Fall Colors

24LEATHER LUXE Lustrous Leather Looks that Lure for Fall

All I can say is gorgeous. These colors are deep and rich. Want to show off your nails? Leather Luxe is the way to do it. The finish actually has the appearance of leather. Pretty cool if I say so myself. I was sent two of these fabulous colors for review.

Tease, taunt and turn heads this fall with the SinfulColors Leather Luxe Collection. A texture rich, trend-setting collection of stylish matte finish nail polish shades which are richly pigmented to provide a flirtatious way to flaunt your style.  The Leather Luxe Collection features eight weather-warming shades with leather-inspired finishes. The best part: they come in every popular base color so there’s a leather-icious look for everyone.

  Laced Upenthralling orange
  Leather Loosesafari sinful brown
  Whipped: beguiling black
  Get It On: bravely berry
  Strappedscintillating sea foam
  My Turn: stunning steel
  Cold Leather: enchanting night sky

 CRYSTAL CRUSHES A Daring Way to Dazzle for Fall23

I absolutely love the vibrancy of the colors. The texture is as unusual as it is pretty. Not just your same ole plain nail color. Crystal Crush has pop. Available at your local Walgreens for a truly reasonable price. I received two of these beautiful shades for review.

Sparkle and glimmer this fall with SinfulColors shade collection: Crystal Crushes.

It is a brilliant collection of gem-inspired nail polish shades with multifaceted 3D texture. Gorgeous matte colors flecked with a reflective pearl finish sure to dazzle your digits and make your heart skip a beat.  The Crystal Crushes collection features eight vivid shades sprinkled with an angel dust finish.  The colorful trend shades you love from SinfulColors!

  Got a Blush on You: flirty fuchsia

  Blue Persuasion: sapphire-d up!

  Orange Crush: twinkling tangerine

  Treasure Chest: sea worthy bling

  Emerald Envy: a glint of green

  Purple Gleam: glistening lavender

  Ruby Mine: ravishing red

  Face the Facets: banana bling

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A Century of Restaurants

9781449407810_frontcoverA Century of Restaurants

Stories and Recipes from 100 of America’s Most Historic and Successful Restaurants

Not just another cookbook, “A Century of Restaurants Stories and Recipes from 100 of America’s Most Historic and Successful Restaurants”  is a historical masterpiece. Lots of pictures of some of the longest loved restaurants across this great land. Author, Rick Browne, of Barbeque America TV takes the reader on a culinary journey to 100 of our nations most treasured inns, restaurants, taverns and public houses.  I even learned a bit of history about three places in my favorite state. The recipes are amazing. A must for foodies and American history buffs alike.

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Come along on a pilgrimage to some of the oldest and most historic restaurants in America in A Century of Restaurants. Each is special not only because of its longevity but also for its historic significance, interesting stories, and, of course, its wonderful food. The oldest Japanese restaurant in the country is profiled, along with stagecoach stops, elegant eateries, barbecue joints, hamburger shops, cafes, bars and grills, and two dueling restaurants that both claim to have invented the French dip sandwich.

Rick Browne, best-selling author, host, and producer of Barbecue America, has traveled to 100 of the oldest restaurants across America to share the charm, history, and appeal that made these establishments successful for 100 years or more. Some are as many as 300 years old. Each profile contains a famous recipe, the history of the restaurant, a look at the restaurant today, mouthwatering descriptions of some of its signature dishes, fun facts that make each place unique, and hundreds of beautiful photos that capture the spirit of each establishment. It’s everything you need for an armchair tour of 100 historic restaurants that have made America great.

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“I, Saul” by Jerry B. Jenkins

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by Jerry B. Jenkins

A Novel

 If you are looking for your next favorite book, I think I found it. “I, Saul” by Jerry B. Jenkins is sure to please. This Christian thriller spans the centuries from today’s Texas to ancient Israel. Superbly written. Perfect detailing. Fast paced. As with everything I have read by Jerry B Jenkins, I just couldn’t put this book down.  It keeps you wanting more. A fantastic read. ” I, Saul is sure to be as big as “Left Behind.” God has really blessed this author..

Publisher’s Description

A MURDERER who would change the WORLD

From multi-million copy best-selling novelist Jerry Jenkins comes a compelling international thriller that conveys you from present-day Texas to a dank Roman dungeon in A.D. 67, then down the dusty roads of ancient Israel, Asia, and back to Rome.

A young seminary professor, Augustine Knox, is drawn into a deadly race to save priceless parchments from antiquities thieves and discovers a two- thousand-year old connection with another who faced death for the sake of the truth. I, Saul consists of two riveting adventures in one, transporting you between the stories of Augustine Knox and Saul of Tarsus.

Filled with political intrigue, romance, and rich historical detail, I, Saul is a thrilling tale of loyal friendships tested by life-or-death quests, set two millennia apart, told by a master storyteller.

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Jerry B. Jenkins’s novels have sold more than 70 million copies, including the phenomenal mega-best-selling Left Behind series. Twenty of his books have reached the New York Times best-seller list, including seven that debuted at number one, as well as the USA Today, Publishers Weekly, and Wall Street Journal best-seller lists. Jenkins has been featured on the cover of Newsweek magazine. Jerry and his wife, Dianna, live in Colorado.

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Audrey Bunny Giveaway

Audrey_Bunny_coverAudrey Bunny

 I love this book. It shows children that you do not have to be perfect to be loved. It explains that sometimes we are even loved for our imperfections. Well written, easy to understand. Will keep  young children paying attention to the story line. Beautifully illustrated…more

Coffee Beanery

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I love my morning cup of coffee. I enjoy flavored coffees as a change of pace. The nice folks over at Coffee Beanery sent over some of their fine coffees for us to review. Let’s check em out.

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Flavored Coffee

First off I love that the coffees can be purchased in 8 ounce packages so they are absolulty perfect for gift baskets, stocking stuffers etc…This flavor intrigued me. The idea of coffee flavored with caramel pecan pie sounds sublime. Could Coffee Beanery possibly match the taste billowing forth from my imagination? Just one whiff made me want to eat the beans right out of the bag. Flavor is wonderful. Caramel is perfection. A hint of rum gives it that something extra. Make your morning special with Coffee Beanery’s Caramel Pecan Pie Coffee. It is a great way to start the day.

caramel, vanilla, cinnamon, pecan and warm rum notes, you may just have a new

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Flavored Coffee

Hubby fell in love with this blend. Smells like those roasted candied nuts we get around Christmas. I love those and I love his coffee. Has great cinnamon flavor. Tastes like Christmas. Yummmmm.

Coffee Beanery’s classic Cinnamon Holiday Blend is eagerly awaited and has become a tradition this time of year.

Spicy, nutty with a hint of Christmas it is a favorite every year. This limited edition coffee, available only during the winter holiday season, is a festive blend of cinnamon and almonds, perfect for holiday entertaining, or to enjoy while dealing with the hustle and bustle of shopping.

Our Most Popular Holiday Coffee of all time!

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Smells like it’s name. Would go amazingly with some sweet treats. This is an extremely smooth cup of coffee. Flavor is outstanding. I like that when ya buy this coffee you are helping make a donation to The Pink Fund. Ya can learn more about The Pink Fund below.

You don’t have to wait for your birthday to dig in to birthday cake anymore. Dive into the flavor of fresh yellow cake topped with creamy vanilla icing…..but don’t forget the sprinkles!

Now you can drink your cake and provide Real Help Now. For every pound of cake flavors sold, Coffee Beanery will donate $1 to the Pink Fund during the month of October and will then match their donation, dollar for dollar. Flavors include delectable choices such as Strawberry Cheesecake, Red Velvet Cupcake, Black Forest Cake and Birthday Cake.

About The Pink Fund

While fighting for their lives, many breast cancer patients in active treatment lose their livelihoods. Unable to work, patients often face catastrophic financial losses. The Pink Fund, founded in 2006 by breast cancer survivor, Molly MacDonald, who experienced this herself, provides individuals in active treatment with up to 90 days of financial assistance to cover non-medical expenses, such as health insurance premiums, housing, transportation and utilities. The Pink Fund helps to meet basic needs and decrease stress levels, helping breast cancer patients strengthen their fight to improve survivorship outcomes and quality of life. For more information, visit

Don’t forget the sprinkles!

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Smells great coming out of the bag. Smells even better in the cup. Irish Cream Flavor Really comes through. Delicious.

Irish Cream Flavored Coffee is creamy,
rich and slightly sweet; Classic to the Irish Liqueur.

Irish eyes are smiling with this Irish Liqueur flavored coffee!

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Nourishing Moisture Wash in Jasmine and Bamboo from Smith and Vandiver

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We all know my love of all things that smell good. I also have a great appreciation of things that are beneficial to your skin. Smith and Vandiver sent me  sent over a bottle of their  Nourishing Moisture Wash in Jasmine and Bamboo scent. Made with Jasmine Flower Water and Bamboo Extract this wash helps nourish skin and reduce stress. I like that you can use it so many different ways. Body wash, shampoo, bubble bath, foot soak etc… I love the scent, almost sweet, a little sensual, smells like summer to me. Gentle and 99.97% natural. Gives ya a good all over clean feeling. Fragrance lingers on your skin long after your bath. Not overpowering, subtle and soothing.


    We’ve got your cleansing needs covered. Our Body Washes are more than that – use them for a gentle shampoo, bubble bath, hand soap, or foot soak.  This certified natural, Aloe and Coconut based cleanser contains lightly exfoliating Bamboo extract and skin-smoothing Jasmine Flower Water for its nourishing aromatherapy benefits. Ingredients: Water/Aqua, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Disodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Decyl Glucoside, Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside, Hydrolyzed Corn Starch, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Flower Extract, Glycerin, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate,  Bambusa Vulgaris (Bamboo) Extract, Jasmine-Citrus (Sweet Orange/Citrus Sinensis) Oil, Citric Acid, Gluconolactone, Sodium Benzoate. Sulfate, paraben, fragrance, color and dioxane free.

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I am a Christian, and the way I read the Bible, Jesus was a Jew. Therefore I also celebrate Jewish Holidays. Mama Doni gives Jewish and Christian children alike a way to celebrate the holidays with her new DVD Mama Doni’s Jewish Holiday Party. I received a copy for review and I absolutely love it. Not only does the DVD have great music, ya also get to learn how about Chanukah, Passover and Shabbat. Jewish Holiday Party also includes Mama Doni’s recipe for traditional latkes. If ya don’t know what a latke is, well it’s a really delicious potato pancake. Traditions such as Chanukah Gilt and the lighting of the menorah are highlighted in the video. Fantastic gift idea. Includes a CD of the songs. How cool is that?

About Mama Doni:

 Embracing and honoring Jewish tradition with a fresh, new approach, two-time Parents’ Choice winner Mama Doni (Doni Zasloff) sings, dances, and cooks her way through the holidays in a fun and inspirational DVD, Mama Doni’s Jewish Holiday Party, and its companion CD soundtrack, Mama Doni: The Acoustic Jewish Holiday Collection.

 There has never been a mama quite like Mama Doni, who manages to score a perfect 10 in the world of family music with a joyful celebration of Jewish tradition, culture, and ruach (spirit) set to the colorful sounds and vibrant rhythms of contemporary American bluegrass.

With so many Christmas entertainment options available to families, Mama Doni’s Jewish Holiday Party is ready to take its place on the shelf, filling a need for the millions of children who celebrate the Jewish holidays and for audiences who would like to learn about them.

Focusing on three Jewish holidays — Chanukah, Passover, and Shabbat — Mama Doni’s Jewish Holiday Party promotes an understanding of Jewish traditions, in Mama Doni’s warm, contemporary style.  Each episode tells the story of the holiday, offers exciting, original music, and includes a scrumptious cooking “how to” segment for such wondrous Jewish dishes as Traditional Latkes, Uncle Milton’s Challah, and Mama Doni’s very special Matzo Pizzza.

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The Healing Herbs Cookbook Giveaway

healing-herbs-cover-3-copyThe Healing Herbs Cookbook


Pat Crocker

Herbs are so much more important to life than just flavoring food. So many health benefits can be attributed to herbs. “The Healing Herbs Cookbook” shows ya the medicinal value of many herbs as well as  yummy recipes to cook with em. I received a copy of the cookbook for review. This is one of my favorite cookbooks. I love food prepared with fresh herbs because of it’s amazing flavor and I enjoy the fact that it’s good for ya too. “The Healing  Herbs Cookbook” tells you how…more

The 250 Best Brownies, Bars and Squares

webcoverbrownies Brownies, Bars and Squares…Who doesn’t love em? When ya can find a cookbook entitled 250 of the Best what’s not to love? I received a copy of “The 250 Best Brownies Bars and Squares ” for review. Let’s check it out.

The 250 Best Brownies, Bars and Squares


Esther Brody

Going to a family get-together? church social? book club meeting? This book has many recipes that are sure to please. Includes English and metric ingredient amounts for each recipe. Numerous color photos show ya how your creation looks when prepared. Such an incredible selection of tasty treats. Just look at the great pics on this page. There are over 25 recipes for different types of brownies. So ya can have delectable chocolaty brownies anyway ya want em. Delicious indulgences fill the pages.

Check out these recipes that are in the book:

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page 158, No-Bake Bars & Squares

Makes 24 bars

9-inch (2.5 L) square cake pan, greased with butter


1/2 cup    butter, melted     125 mL

1/4 cup    granulated sugar    50 mL

1    egg, beaten    1

1/3 cup    unsweetened cocoa     75 mL
powder, sifted

1 tsp    vanilla extract    5 mL

2 cups    graham wafer crumbs    500 mL
(about 30 wafers)

1 cup    shredded coconut    250 mL

1/2 cup    chopped walnuts    125 mL


1/4 cup    butter, softened     50 mL

2 tbsp    vanilla custard powder    25 mL
or vanilla instant
pudding mix

2 tbsp    milk (approximate)    25 mL

2 cups    confectioner’s (icing)    500 mL
sugar, sifted


4     squares (each 1 oz [28 g])    4
unsweetened chocolate

1 tbsp    butter    15 mL

1.    Base: In a bowl mix together melted butter, sugar, egg, cocoa and vanilla until blended.

2.    In another bowl, mix together crumbs, coconut and walnuts. Add butter mixture and mix well. Press evenly into prepared pan. Chill at least
1 hour.

3.    Filling: In a bowl cream butter. Beat in custard powder, milk and confectioner’s sugar until blended. If mixture is too thick, add a few drops more milk. Spread evenly over base and chill for
30 minutes or until firm.

4.    Topping: In a saucepan over low heat, melt chocolate and butter, stirring until smooth. Spread evenly over topping, then cut into bars. Store, covered, in the refrigerator.

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page 72, Fruit Bars & Squares

Makes 36 bars

Preheat oven to 350° F (180° C)
13- by 9-inch (3.5 L) cake pan, greased

Base and Topping

3 cups    all-purpose flour    750 mL

1/4 cup    granulated sugar    50 mL

1 tbsp      baking powder    15 mL

1 1/2 tsp    salt    7 mL

1/3 cup    butter or margarine    75 mL

2               eggs, beaten        2

6 to 8 tbsp    milk    90 to 125 mL


2 cups    applesauce    500 mL

    Ground cinnamon


1             egg yolk         1

1 tbsp    cold water    15 mL

Granulated sugar

1.    Base and Topping: In a bowl mix together flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Using 2 knives, a pastry blender or your fingers, cut butter in until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add eggs and enough milk to make a dough, mixing lightly with a fork. Form dough into a ball and divide into
2 equal portions.

2.    On a floured work surface, roll one portion into a rectangle, just a bit larger than the pan. Ease pastry into the bottom of prepared pan, bringing the dough a bit up the sides.

3.    Filling: Spread applesauce evenly over dough and sprinkle lightly with cinnamon. Roll out remaining dough, as for first portion and place on top of applesauce mixture. Seal the edges.

4.    Glaze: Beat egg yolk and water and brush base with the mixture, then sprinkle generously with sugar. Bake in preheated oven for 40 to 45 minutes until well browned. Place pan on a rack and cool completely, then cut into squares. Serve warm or cooled.


The ultimate collection of easy and sumptuous desserts!

For sweet satisfaction and easy preparation, there’s nothing like a plate full of brownies, bars or squares fresh from the oven. In the world of baking, these are the ultimate comfort foods, evoking wonderful memories.

Best of all, brownies, bars and squares are so easy to make. For many recipes, you simply mix up the dough in one bowl, put it into a square or oblong pan, bake, slice and enjoy! That’s why they’re ideal for busy families.

Bestselling Esther Brody brings back all that homemade goodness in this outstanding collection of fully tested recipes. You’ll discover many familiar recipes, as well as new recipes that are sure to create warm memories for your family and friends. There’s even a chapter devoted to no-bake bars and squares — absolutely perfect for those particularly time-crunched occasions. Whether you’re a novice or a long-time baker, once you start experimenting and see the outstanding results, you’ll be inspired to make baking a part of your everyday life.

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Excerpted from The 250 Best Brownies, Bars & Squares by Esther Brody © 2013 Robert Rose Inc. Reprinted with publisher permission.

The 163 Best Paleo Slow Cooker Recipes Giveaway

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Judith Finlayson

Paleo cooking is a great way to live healthy. Paleo Slow Cooker Recipes contains 163 of the best 100% Gluten Free recipes that ya can prepare in your slow cooker. Yeah Dinner is ready when ya get home from work. This gives ya time to relax with your family. This  is so much more than your ordinary slow cooker cookbook. It…more