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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Fortis Production Baking Mats Review

This afternoon I am reviewing Fortis Production Silicone Baking Mats!

I love baking and I do it often. I have found that I do not necessarily like having to grease pans to prevent things from sticking. I hate having the spread the oil on the bottom of the pan. Or when I use the cooking spray and it gets all over when I try to spray the sides of the pan. With that being said, I have been looking into using baking mats.

When I received the Fortis Production silicone baking mats, I couldn't wait to use them. So the kids and I decided to try them out with some Reese's cookies! The baking mats didn't quite fit my pans (the large one is 16 1/2' x 11 1/2' and the other 2 are smaller 11 1/2' x 8 1/4') but that was okay. I used the large one and it hung over the pan a little bit on each side but that did not interfere with how the cookies turned out at all!! I absolutely loved how amazing these work. After our cookies cooled, I was able to just pop them right off the mat with no problem. No sticking and no pieces of cookies left behind!

I am so happy with these mats and I can not wait to use them again! Next time I want to try them with garlic cheese bread! Another thing I think will be very easy with these mats is wings! I have so many ideas and I can't wait to give them all a try!

There was an insert that came with the mats that clearly states: these mats are non-odor absorbing! That is a HUGE benefit. That means I don't have to worry about using them for garlic bread and then turning around and making sugar cookies and having them taste like I dumped garlic in the mix!

Overall, these mats are great! Perfect addition to the kitchen of anyone who likes to bake!

Have you given any baking mats a try? What do you think? What kind are yours? Leave me a comment!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Phantom Fit Resistance Loop Bands Review

Tonight I am happy to write my review of Phantom Fit Resistance Loop Bands!

I have been thinking about giving resistance bands a try for a while and so I bought some. They were the kind with a handle on each end. I like them but I found that there were some things that I couldn't do with them that I wanted to be able to do. That is when I heard about resistance loop bands.  I decided that I wanted to give them a try for the other exercises that I wasn't able to do with the straight bands.

The Phantom Fit bands comes with 4 different bands color coded by resistance. The blue loop is light resistance, the red loop is medium resistance, the green loop is heavy resistance, and the black black loop is x-heavy resistance. They are 10 inches long when flattened! They also come with a "travel/carry case".

I have been able to do many exercises that I was unable to do with the straight bands. These bands are very strong and durable! I think I have tried just about every exercise with them and they are still in perfect condition! I have found that, for me, it is much easier to use resistance bands than to haul out my weights and switch the amounts of them and then carry them all back to the utility room to put them away.

Overall these loops are GREAT! The one thing that I think was/is a waste of the company's money is the "travel bag" that they include because it just isn't an usable product. The bands stick when you try  to put them in the bag and the bag really is too small for the bands! The bands themselves, are great quality and durability. They also come with 100% lifetime no-hassle free replacement guarantee!!!

I wanted to share some good sites that I found that you can look at for work out ideas with resistance loop bands:

LEGS: http://fitnessista.com/2014/08/resistance-band-loop-leg-workout/
5 RESISTANCE BAND LOOP EXERCISES: http://www.sleek-tone.com/5-resistance-band-loop-exercises/

Here is what the company says about their resistance loop bands:

"Resistance bands are the best solution because they:
- Are perfect for physical therapy exercises all the way to intense workouts
- Works flawlessly for arm, ankle, and leg workouts
- Are separated by resistance level to meet your needs 
- Are extremely durable and long-lasting
- Are lightweight and portable"

Do you have a favorite exercise to do with resistance loop bands? Are you eager to try one of the exercises that I posted? Let me know below in the comments!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

NuElle Triple Action Anti Cellulite Concentrate Review

Today, I am reviewing NuElle Triple Action Anti Cellulite Concentrate. This product is by the brand Skin QR Organics by Sweetsation Therapy out of Palm Beach Gardens, FL. It comes in a 5 oz. pump bottle and a little goes a long way! You can check out their website at www.skinqr.com

The first time I tried this product, I did have my doubts. On the package it says, "Apply in circular motions twice a day, on all affected areas, specially on thighs, buttocks, stomach - to help to reduce the appearance of cellulite. (Preferably two hours after eating or one hour before meal. Your body will only burn fat when it has non in the bloodstream.) This product creates a sauna effect that may cause you to sweat more on the areas where the product was applied. Warning: Use only as directed. Do not ingest. Keep out of reach of children. Due to diuretic effect this product may cause, we do not recommend this product for use while pregnant."

So...I did as it said....I applied in a circular motion to my thighs, buttocks, stomach and my hips. The cream if very soft and smooth. It doesn't take a lot to cover the area. It isn't oily and absorbs fairly quickly. It left my skin feeling very soft! I do apply before I eat or a few hours after to get the fat burning effect. I figure why not take advantage of all the perks of the product. The product does, indeed, create a sauna effect. I like it because that is how I can tell that it is working.

The one thing that I am not so fond of about this product is the smell. It is not a bad smell by any means but it isn't my ideal smell either. I think that it has more of a perfume-y smell. I would rather it have a citrus-y smell if I could choose but hey....if that's my only complaint then I will take it.

I do NOT have any before and after pics because I do not feel comfortable placing photos of my exposed body on the internet for everyone to see (and use). However, I can say....by the end of the day on the first day, I think I could already start to see a difference (now I realize that could have just been in my head....lol). By the end of the week, there was DEFINITELY a difference! My skin was tighter and the cellulite had definitely lessened! I can not wait to see the difference by the end of the month! I am excited to have found this product. I would most definitely recommend it!

I wanted to share a few key points that caught my eye when researching the product and discovering some of the benefits:

  • Most customers notice positive changes within 3-4 weeks!
  • It is ALL natural AND organic!
  • Contains a cocktail of 25 well known flub busters
  • Reduces water retention and fat cell clusters
  • Unique formula locks active ingredients on the surface of the skin creating 'sauna' effect
  • Detoxifies on the inside
  • Firms and tightens the surface of the skin
  • Highly moisturizing and skin softening

Also on their website....you can purchase a complete Phat QR Solutions Anti Cellulite Collection that includes a deep tissue massager and Cellulite Blaster Scrub that contains Seaweed along with the Triple Action Anti Cellulite Concentrate! Check it out HERE!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Ozeri Green Earth Pan Review

Today I am reviewing the 10" Green Earth Frying Pan, with Textured Ceramic Non-Stick Coating from Germany by Ozeri!

I have a few Ozeri products in my home and I absolutely LOVE them! Ozeri has high quality products that last! I have reviewed their Blood Pressure Monitor and their Oscillating Table Fan. I still use both products and I absolutely LOVE them! So when Ozeri comes out with new products I love to get my hands on them and try them out! With this Green Earth Frying Pan....Ozeri impressed me again!

I have been wanting to get rid of my old Teflon pans for a while now and I decided to start doing it one pan at a time. I figured why not start with a small one first and see how I like it. So I gave this pan a try! I was a little hesitant because it has a textured bottom and I figured stuff would stick to it for sure. Well, to my surprise.....it DIDN'T!! Actually it was quite the opposite! Nothing stuck to it!

This pan is amazing! I have made eggs, hamburger, bacon, and so much more in it and have not had any problems. To be completely honest, I like this pan a whole lot! It is perfect for all my cooking needs whether it be saute, fry, or just browning foods.

I wanted to share with you what the facts from the company about this product as well:

"Utilizing GREBLON -- an ultra-safe ceramic coating from Germany, the Green Earth Pan by Ozeri is one of the world's first frying pans to achieve non-stick perfection while remaining absolutely free of PTFE, PFOA and other harmful chemicals. Conventional cookware and other ceramic cookware brands achieve their non-stick performance through a coating of PTFE (PolyTetraFluoroEthylene), a synthetic substance that has waxy properties. At very high temperatures, PTFE begins to decompose and release fumes which are documented to be lethal to birds and small pets, and which can be harmful to humans. In addition, traditional pans incorporating PTFE are often manufactured with the aid of PFOA (PerFluoroOctanoic Acid), which the EPA has classified as a 'persistent pollutant of the environment'. With the Green Earth Pan's GREBLON ceramic from Germany, even under high temperatures, no harmful toxic fumes are ever released into the environment. This is because the Green Earth Pan utilizes a 100% ceramic coating inspired by nature - not a laboratory. The Green Earth Pan's ceramic coating is completely free of PTFE and PFOA, and far more durable and scratch-resistant than other non-stick surfaces. With better non-stick properties, the Green Earth Pan allows you to saute, fry, bake, boil and braise with as little as half the amount of oil normally used, and cleaning is a breeze. The Green Earth Pan by Ozeri is made of the highest quality die-cast aluminum that allows for even cooking and fantastic browning without hot spots. It boasts a magnetized bottom for rapid heat transfer on induction stoves, and a heat resistant silicone coated handle. This version of the Green Earth Pan features a textured ceramic cooking surface. The elevations of the textured cooking surface create air pockets which distribute heat underneath food to enhance cooking performance. Your satisfaction is guaranteed. GREBLON ceramic made by Weilburger GmbH, Germany. Final assembly in China."

I will most definitely be switching out all of my old pans for the Ozeri Green pans! I recommend them to anyone looking to buy new non-stick pans....especially if you are looking for quality products!  

Friday, September 5, 2014

Sunsella Little Gems Baking Cups Review

As most of my readers have probably noticed, I love making desserts and yummy treats for my family. In the middle of summer, I hate to bake though because of the increased, unnecessary heat that is caused by the oven. So I try to find as many no-bake desserts and treat as possible! I like to create my own too! So when I was chosen to review Sunsella Little Gems Baking Cups, I thought it was a perfect time to try out a new no-bake treat!

First, I was surprised how quickly the baking cups shipped and arrived at my house. They arrived in only 3 or 4 days! I was happy because I had already decided on what I was going to make with them. I decided on No-bake Reese's peanut butter cheesecake cups! 

The baking cups are silicone and the colors are neon! I absolutely LOVE how bright the colors are. They are soft and non-stick! The cheesecakes popped right out without any trouble or sticking to the inside! That was a huge plus in my eyes! I love that I don't have to go through a ton of paper liners and I can just reuse these for all of my baking cup needs. These are a great product and I definitely recommend them! My daughter is having a neon birthday party and so she asked me if I would order more of these so that I can use them for her birthday party!

So I thought that I may have a few readers that would be interested in the recipe that I used. So here is how I did it:

No-Bake Reese's Peanut Butter Cheesecake Cups


  • 1 brick of cream cheese (room temperature)
  • 1/2 can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 tablespoons of peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup of Reese's Pieces
  • 12 REESE’S® Peanut Butter Cups
  • 12 mini Reese's peanut butter cups, chopped

  • Directions:

    1. Using a mixer, blend together the cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk and peanut butter until there are no lumps.
    2. Put the Reese Pieces into a ziplock bag and crush using a rolling pin. Fold into cream cheese mixture
    3. Insert each regular Reese cup into a Sunsella Little Gems baking cup. Tip: Keep your Reese's Peanut Butter Cups in the fridge until you are ready to use them. The firmer they are the easier they are to insert into cups and molds.

    4. Spoon cream cheese mixture over the cups. Make sure the mixture is leveled at the top.
    5.Top with chopped mini Reese's cups. 
    6. Put into the fridge and let it set overnight.

    If you give them a try....let me know what you think in the Comments! 

    I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.