New Kitchen Gadget: Crock-Pot Express Crock Multi Cooker

Crock-Pot Express Crock Multi Cooker

As a busy mom of 3 always hungry boys, being able to cook dinner without too much time or fuss is super important to me. I have turned to my crockpot many times over the years to prepare nutritious and delicious dinners while I focused on the many other aspects of parenthood.

 

These days, as the kids grow, there is more to fit into a day than ever, but there is no more time in a day to fit it all in. Dinner waits for no mom, so mom must adapt and learn to cook in new and innovative ways.

 

The Crock-Pot Express Crock Multi Cooker is the dinner time solution that has saved dinner time for us so many times. From the times I don’t want to cook to the busiest of days! Not only does this unit act as slow cooker, but also as a pressure cooker to help you get a variety of dishes on the table in a flash.

 

This multi-cooker can prepare dinner in 70% less time than traditional cooking methods. When the kids are hungry, time is of the essence, and saving that much time ensures we will not resort to take-out or a drive-thru on the most hectic of days.

Macaroni Pie in the Crock-Pot Express Crock Multi Cooker

I actually tried to make a macaroni pie for Thanksgiving in this Crock-Pot Express Crock Multi-Cooker and it turned out beautiful and tasted amazing. The kids went back for seconds and so did the adults. It was definitely a big hit and helped me with time. I was able to pour everything into the pot, set the timer and let it cook while I was preparing other foods.

 

This multi-cooker can do so much more than slow cook and pressure cook. It can saute, brown and steam too! Retailing at under $80 this is a great addition to any kitchen as it is versatile, easy to use and helps to get healthy meals on the table in moments.

 

I would recommend this Crock-Pot Express Crock Multi-Cooker to anyone. It can take the place of multiple small appliances to save space, time and of course, money on take out on busy days. This small appliance also makes a great holiday gift option for busy parents and home chefs.

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Must Have Kitchen Accessory: Calphalon Precision 10-Piece Space-Saving Self-Sharpening Knife Block Set

Calphalon Knife Set

Sometimes finding the perfect gift is not as complicated as we make it seem. I have been seeking out options for weeks for a few people on my shopping list, yet kept coming home without a gift. A great gift should be both useful and desirable. But, complicated is not a feature of the perfect gift! After I realized that, I started thinking about my options in a whole new light. I realized for the home chef or busy mom, the perfect gift is a slice or dice away.

 

With the Calphalon Precision 10-Piece Space-Saving Self-Sharpening Knife Block Set, you can give a very useful and desirable gift that will be used and appreciated for many years to come. Retailing at under $185, this set includes an 8-in. Chef’s Knife, a 6-in. Santoku Knife, a 4.5-in. Paring Knife, a 6-in. Serrated Utility Knife, 4 Steak Knives, a great pair of Kitchen Shears and a handy 9-slot block for easy storage.

 

This is a really great set of knives. They stay sharp for longer than any other knives I have ever owned and the block saves space and makes it incredibly easy to store and locate the knife you need, when you need it.

Calphalon

Made with incredibly durable forged German steel, these knives won’t stain and have ceramic knife sharpeners built in for a set that will help any home chef or busy mom slice and dice long after the Christmas holidays have passed. Asides from being extremely functional and offering a great variety of knives, this is also a handsome set that looks great in any kitchen.

 

I would highly recommend the Calphalon Precision 10-Piece Space-Saving Self-Sharpening Knife Block Set to anyone that is looking for a high-quality gift that will be used and appreciated by the home chef or busy mom for many years.

Disclosure: Life of a Southern Mom received the above-mentioned products for free in exchange for an honest review. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. This post may contain affiliate links and I may receive a small compensation fee in you make a purchase after clicking on the link at no additional cost to you. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Red Copper Brownie Bonanza Pan Makes Perfect Brownies Everytime

red copper brownie

This holiday season I am prepared to bake all of the yummy things that my friends and family crave! From super soft sugar cookies to a batch of peanut butter fudge, and of course, brownies! There is something about a chocolatey brownie topped with holiday candy that makes my heart (and tummy) happy!

This year in addition to a well-stocked pantry that includes all of the ingredients for my holiday baking list, I added an awesome brownie pan to my supplies. I have been so happy with my Red Copper Brownie Bonanza Pan that I can’t wait to tell you about it.

I love that this is heavy duty copper infused non stick ceramic, so your homemade brownies slide right out of the pan, no more sticking is always a great thing!  That is not the best feature of the Red Copper Brownie Bonanza Pan though! I love that after pouring your batter into the pan that you insert this great little grid and it gives you individual brownies. That means every brownie has 4 yummy edges; which happen to be my favorite part of the brownie!

These are easy pans to use, I love that they bake my brownies to perfection. The nonstick feature is fantastic, but best of all, cleaning the Red Copper Brownie Bonanza Pan is a breeze.

Each pan makes 18 perfectly sized brownies. Which is ideal for my holiday baking and sharing!

These pans retail for $20, making them a great idea for the foodie in your life. This is a great kitchen addition to have for when a craving for brownies hits! I love that if you buy one, you can get one half off, meaning you can give a great gift and keep a pan for yourself!

Red Copper Brownie Bonanza

I have been very impressed with the Red Copper Brownie Bonanza Pan. I think you will love it every bit as much as I do! Visit Bulb.com and see all their products.


Disclosure: Life of a Southern Mom received the above-mentioned products for free in exchange for an honest review. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. This post may contain affiliate links and I may receive a small compensation fee in you make a purchase after clicking on the link at no additional cost to you. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Your Dog Will Never Be Alone with Furbo Dog Camera

Furbo Dog Camera
Having dogs brings a lot of joy to our lives, but there are times that it even brings a little good old-fashioned guilt too! I always feel bad when I have to leave the fur babies at home and I worry about their happiness when I am away.
 
As we all know, dogs love to be with us! While it would be nice to always be without furry best friends, it simply isn’t possible. But, cool technology like the Furbo Dog Camera makes it a little easier to be with your pet, even when you are away.
 
This is a camera designed for your dog! It allows you to see and interact with your pet when you are away from home. You can check in on your pet, talk to him and even give him a treat, no matter where you are!

Furbo Dog Camera

Setup on takes a few minutes with 3 easy steps.

  1. Plug into a power outlet using its USB cord.
  2. Download the Furbo app.
  3. Connect to your home wifi.
This is a very easy to use and practical tool for pet people. It has HD video and night vision, so even in the middle of the night, you can check up on your best friend and offer some sweet words to soothe them.
 Furbo dog Camera
As you can see this is Sheriff, our labrador, who is listening to my voice through Furbo. I can talk to him whenever I want, feed him a treat while I am away, by using the Furbo dog App through Google Store or the App Store. It is compatible with the iOS 8 and iPhone 4S or later, Android 4.3 or later.
Stay connected to any device. Furbo also works with Amazon Alexa—start a treat tossing schedule before heading out the door.

Retailing at under $249 this is a fun way to keep up with your pet during the workday, or when you just miss that sweet furry face and are away from home. Tossing treats with the app is addictive and a lot of fun!
 
This makes a great gift idea for a special pet in your life. I have been very impressed with the Furbo Dog Camera, I would recommend it to anyone who wants to check in with their pet when they are away from home. I love that it takes the guesswork out of figuring out what the dogs are up to, and if they are okay when we are at work or an event.
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‌Disclosure: Life of a Southern Mom received the above-mentioned products for free in exchange for an honest review. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. This post may contain affiliate links and I may receive a small compensation fee in you make a purchase after clicking on the link at no additional cost to you. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

How to Instant Pot: Mastering All the Functions of the One Pot That Will Change the Way You Cook

Cooking with an instant pot can save so much time for a busy family. Dinner is done in moments with this innovative kitchen must have, and the possibilities are endless once you learn how to use your instant pot.

 

There is virtually nothing that an instant pot can’t make if you know how to do it! Homemade yogurt, falling off the bone BBQ ribs and perfectly fluffy rice are just a few of the possibilities!

How to Instant Pot:

If you are new to your instant pot, or even someone looking to expand your collection of recipes, I have the scoop on a great resource for you. The book, How to Instant Pot Mastering All the Functions of the One Pot that Will Change the Way You Cook by Daniel Shumski is a great way to learn all the tips, tricks and ins, and outs of cooking amazing meals at home.

 

Asides from learning recipes and all about cooking functions this book can help you learn to clean the instant pot, which is so important for reducing the transfer of flavors and leftover aromas, and all about the LCD display.

 

How to Instant Pot Mastering All the Functions of the One Pot that Will Change the Way You Cook by Daniel Shumski makes a great gift for the holidays. If your friends and family are new to instant pot cooking, you will definitely want to gift this resource. It also makes a nice accompaniment to the gift of an instant pot!

 

I have been blown away by all I learned from How to Instant Pot Mastering All the Functions of the One Pot that Will Change the Way You Cook. We are eating healthier and more diverse meals in record-breaking time which is great for our health, and my wallet for all of the takeout we are skipping these days!

Disclosure: Life of a Southern Mom received the above-mentioned products for free in exchange for an honest review. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. This post may contain affiliate links and I may receive a small compensation fee in you make a purchase after clicking on the link at no additional cost to you. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Light Up Your Home With the Star Shower Slideshow

Star Shower Slide Show

There is nothing like the look of a decorated and lighted house at the holidays! The sight of a festive display pleases the eye and makes you feel welcome to share tidings of seasonal joy. But putting up lights can be tricky. It never fails that stringing hundreds of lights means someone will be testing bulbs to find out where one has gone bad, then you have to take them down again…

 

It sounds exhausting before you even begin! It would be easy to skip the festivities on the outside and risk seeming less inviting, or pleasing to the eye. But luckily for busy people like me, the days of spending an afternoon hanging lights to get ready for Christmas are the days of the past!

 

This year we are decorating with ease and a very modern touch with the Star Shower Slide Show available on Bulb.com. Adding lights and decorative touches have never been easier! Setting it up is a breeze, all you need to do is set it out, point it at the house and insert a slide of your choice, and there you have a festive house!

I love that this easy way to add holiday lights comes with 12-holiday slides and has 3 settings of speed to show your slide of festive lights! Plus there is no need to devote an entire day to take the lights down!

 

Retailing at under $40 the Star Shower Slideshow is the perfect holiday gift for busy friends, aging relatives or someone that LOVES holiday lights! I have been very pleased with my Star Shower Slideshow lights and I know you will like it too! I love that you can change your decorations every day with the ease of changing a slide! Visit Bulb.com to get your very own Star Shower Slideshow and check out their other products.

Disclosure: Life of a Southern Mom received the above-mentioned products for free in exchange for an honest review. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. This post may contain affiliate links and I may receive a small compensation fee in you make a purchase after clicking on the link at no additional cost to you. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

 


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