Cooking the cast iron way with Ewei’s Homeware 10.5 inch Pre Seasoned Cast Iron Skillet Pan.



I am the main cook in the home, and I cook almost everything from scratch. Cast iron cookware has been a part of our kitchens since childhood. If you haven’t experienced cast iron cooking, you are missing out. Not only is cast iron a highly durable material, that can last a lifetime, but it adds something to your food. Meats are great cooked on cast iron, and all foods get the added benefit of iron to them, from being cooked on it. Cast iron has great heat conduction. Once it heats up, boy is it heated up. You can greatly turn down the heat, while still maintaining great, even cooking. Don’t forget to use a pot holder though, with this pan. This cast iron pan by Eweis Homewares, measures out at 10.5″ (cooking surface), by 1.96″ deep, by 16.5″ to the end of the handle. This is an easy pan to start off with as well. It has already been pre-seasoned. They only used vegetable oil to preseason it. So, it’s ready to go right out of the box.

Care of a cast iron pan is pretty easy. People tend to over think it, really. The key is to wash and dry it after cooking on it. If I let it soak, I only do for a few minutes, and then it cleans easily. Then I try to dry it as much as possible. If you don’t want it out while it’s thoroughly drying, just place it in your oven to dry. While the pan is still a little warm, you can even wipe it down slightly with vegetable oil also. This will keep the pan from rusting. If you let your pan get damp, and surface rust appears, it does clean easily, and doesn’t affect your cooking. There are a lot of hints and tips online, as well.

Cast iron pans can be used stovetop, in the oven, and over a campfire. They are obviously very versatile to own and use. This pan is well made, and great to cook with. With its ridged cooking surface, it’s great to cook different meats on it. This pan even offers the spout, to make draining easier. Overall, it’s a great addition to our home and kitchen. I am really happy with it, personally.


I received this for free, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. All opinions expressed are my own. – Ewei’s Homeware 10.5 inch Pre Seasoned Cast Iron Skillet Pan, Square Grill Pan.

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Serving it up in style with Virginia Kitchen Boys’ Large 1 1/2 Quart Ceramic Casserole Dish.


I have been lucky enough to be able to review Virginia Kitchen Boys’ ceramic cookware in their Lavender theme. This is the 4th piece I’ve received. It’s their 1 ½ quart casserole dish. I absolutely love it. It is also such a useable piece. As like the other pieces, this product is handcrafted here in the USA. It is made out of “100% lead free, cadmium free, non-toxic, all natural sustainable clays and paints.” It is microwaveable, oven, and dishwasher safe as well. You can cook with this in the oven up to temperatures of 450 degrees Fahrenheit. It can be picky about drastic temperature changes. For example, do not take it out of the oven, and put it straight into the sink to wash. Also, don’t take it from being wet from washing it, and place it into the oven. Even though it is dishwasher safe, and has a hard finish on it, I like to hand wash my ceramic wear. I’m afraid of other items in the machine chipping my cookware. This casserole dish has the beautiful lavender decoration going all the way around the outside if it. It is really pretty to serve it. The slick ceramic coating goes around all of the dish, except for the underside, on this one. Since you can cook and serve in this same dish, do not forgot to place a trivet down on the table. Then, when you are done serving from it, when it cools of, you can wrap it and place the leftovers in the fridge, in the same casserole dish. I love convenience like this. You can do so much with this dish. You can just serve cadies, or snacks in it. You can make hot dips, casseroles, salads, baked omelets, and cook meat dishes in it as well. You can make your yummy fruit crisp dessert in this dish, and be proud to serve it to your guests. Hummus is the new craze, and you can definitely serve it proudly in this dish. I love baking brie with fruit preserves, and that can be done easily in this casserole dish. You really can’t go wrong. I love cooking in stoneware like this, because it heats up so evenly, this cooking your food dish so evenly. I am absolutely loving their line of lavender themed ceramic cookware. This casserole dish is going to get a ton of use.

I received this product at a discount, in exchange for my honest review. Opinions expressed are 100% solely my own.”– Virginia Boys’ Kitchens’ Large 1 1/2 Quart Ceramic Casserole Oven-to-table Deep Baker and Serving Dish with Decorative Hand Painted Lavender Design.

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Serve it up in style with Virginia Boys kitchens’ Large Ceramic 2 Quart Pasta Serving Bowl.


Wow, this is my third stunning piece from the Lavender line of ceramic cookware, from Virginia Boys Kitchen on Amazon. I absolutely love it. This is a 2 quart serving/cooking bowl. You can do so much with it too. The quality lives up to my high expectations. My piece arrived with no imperfections. I am always so relieved when pottery arrives in perfect condition, lol.  I also love the fact that this piece was handcrafted here in the good ole USA. That is something I love to get behind and support. Especially when the product is so wonderful. Cooking in ceramic wear like this is so wonderful. It heats up evenly and cooks evenly. The cooking quality is worth the little extra care you need to maintain it. Now, that said, this bowl is highly user friendly. It is dishwasher safe, microwave safe, and oven safe up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. It’s so great that you can cook in it, then bring it to the table to serve in it. Just remember to use a trivet. I love how the Lavender design wraps around the entire bowl. The entire bowl is ceramic coated, even the underside. Always avoid extreme temperature changes with this ceramic wear. Do not take it from stove to sink, or from sink to oven. The drastic change will make it crack, or split in half. You can do so much with this bowl. You can cook casseroles, vegetables, desserts, and more in in. It’s a great pasta serving bowl of course. You can serve soups, salads, fruit salads, and snacks as well in this bowl, too. A large bowl is one of the most versatile pieces you can own in a kitchen. You can even cook a cake in this bowl. I would grease it down with butter, before cooking the cake in it, so it’s easier to get it out when you flip it over. Overall, this is a wonderful piece. I have absolutely no complaints with it, except that I only have one, lol.

I received this product at a discount, in exchange for my honest review. Opinions expressed are 100% solely my own. – Virginia Boys kitchens’ Large Ceramic 2 Quart Pasta Serving Bowl with Decorative Hand Painted Lavender Design.

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Dress up time for your baked goods. – LiStyle’s Cupcake Wrappers.


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I love to bake. I find it very relaxing, and fun. These cupcake wrappers really bring baking up to the next level. These are literally clothing for your baked goods, lol. You do not actually bake with them, but you wrap them around your baked goods after you are done baking them. They are open, and are just wraps. These are not cups. They wrap and close with a tab. You get 100 of them in your package. They are made out of pearlescent art paper, in a filigree cut out design. They are quite gorgeous in person. The cut outs are such a fine detailing. It’s impressive what can be done with paper. The bottom diameter is 2.05 inches (5.2cm), and the top diameter is 3.19 inches. They are also 2.17 inches (5.5cm) tall. So, the perfect size for everyday cupcakes and muffins. These are great for parties, brunches, birthdays, get-togethers, anniversaries, weddings, showers, and more. They are even fun to dress up you every day muffin to make yourself feel special. I made a batch of chocolate chip muffins to test these out, and they really did dress them up! I wrapped them around the paper liner cup. If you choose a darker liner cup, that pretty color will shine through, adding to the design. This is really a no brainer way to dress up your baked goods for special occasions. I didn’t realize how easy it was.

I was afforded the opportunity to review LiStyle’s Cupcake Wrappers 100 Filigree Artistic Bake Cake Paper Cups, at a reduced cost, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review.

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Heavy Duty. – Bellemain’s Heavy Duty Aluminum Half Sheet Pan, 18″ x 13″ x 1″.


I do a lot of cooking, and use my baking sheets all of the time. I absolutely love my new addition from Bellemain. It is definitely durable. Today we used it as a tray to pound my son’s National Geographic Gemstone excavation kit, lol. It worked great. Since it has the 1” depth to it, the pieces of dirt didn’t fly off for the most part. This is a half sheet pan. It measures out at 18” long x 13“ wide, and 1” deep. It is an aluminum pan, and heavy duty. It is quite thick. There is no bendiness to this pan at all. It has a reinforced, encapsulated steel rim, which makes sure of this. This pan has great heat conductivity, and unless your oven has real hot spots, should do even cooking for you. I get even cooking in our oven with this pan. I do a lot of baking, and this is a great pan for that as well. Your cookies will come out yummy cooked on this one. It is a pretty solid. You can carry all your food out for grilling on this pan as well. You can hold it only by one end, and it doesn’t bend at all. It really is a great, well rounded, and multi-use pan. We’ll even be making our homemade pizzas on this one.

I was afforded the opportunity to review Bellemain’s Heavy Duty Aluminum Half Sheet Pan, 18″ x 13″ x 1″, at a reduced cost, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review.

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So, so delicious!!!! – Black Tie Mercantile’s Guittard Organic 66% Cacao Semisweet Chocolate Baking Wafers.


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I love cooking, especially baking. I find people either love to bake or they hate to bake, lol. Since I am plagued with an intense amount of life threatening food allergies, I am so glad I enjoy cooking. Chocolate, on the other hand, is an issue for me. I find that a lot of chocolate either is made with Vanillin, which I am allergic to, or processed where nuts are handled. I have had my throat shut under those circumstances too. So, I am beyond thrilled with these Non-GMO semisweet chocolate baking wafers. They are organic, and 66% Cacao. You get 2 sealed 12oz packages in your order. This chocolate is amazing. It is amazing to taste, and to work with. Even when I think I am buying a great quality chocolate, I find that it is hard to actually work with. It burns too easily, and doesn’t act like it should. I love the organic goodness of this chocolate. It melts into a creamy dream of goodness, just like it should. You definitely get what you pay for. It acts and tastes like it should, and you don’t have to second guess the actual ingredients in the product, or how it was processed. Companies do not have to list the ingredients your food was processed with. That is scary to me, and it is a lot of what I am deadly allergic to. The ingredients in these wafers are: Cacao Beans, Evaporated Cane Syrup, Cocoa Butter, and Soya Lecithin. This chocolate was processed on equipment where milk chocolate was made. That is it for the allergen warning. I love that! I made some very gooey and yummy brownies with my first batch of organic semisweet chocolate wafers. It’s a dream to cook with, as well as to eat it as is, lol. My chocolate arrived well sealed and packaged. Very professionally done. It is also a Fair Trade product, which I know a lot of people love. The chocolate melted perfectly. The taste is pure, and delicious. I really can’t express enough how wonderful this product is. It is everything I have been looking for, for a long time now. No nut or vanillin worries with this product. It’s healthy for you too! I whole heartedly recommend this product.

I was afforded the opportunity to review Black Tie Mercantile’s Guittard Organic 66% Cacao Semisweet Chocolate Baking Wafers, 12oz Bags in a BlackTie Box (Pack of 2), in exchange for an unbiased and honest review.

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A fun baking set. – BrilliantChef’s Complete Bundle.



I do all of the cooking in my house. Since I have insane life threatening food allergies, I do it all from scratch. I really enjoy baking though. This is a fun set from BrillianChef. I do love silicone bakeware and cookware. It’s so easy to store, especially if you have a smaller kitchen like I do. It can be smashed together, folded, and piled, a lot easier than metal bakeware. This particular muffin pan is made out of 100% food grade silicone. It is nontoxic and BPA free, as well as FDA approved. They included some liners, as well as a spatula and pastry brush too. You can choose to use the liners or not. If you do not, I always grease the cups, so It’s easier to pop them out. To pop your cupcakes out without liners, just push slowly from underneath. You can also do this when washing them, to get all of the cake residue off of the pan. You can make candies, chocolates, cupcakes, brownies, meatloaf cakes, mini potpies, soap, and more in this pan. I love how temperature friendly silicone is. It can go from freezer to microwave to the oven. It is even dishwasher safe. This silicone pan can tolerate temperatures as high as 450 degrees Fahrenheit. It cannot handle open flame! I like this muffin pan. The walls are nice and thick. They really hold their shape. They did not skimp making this pan. It has 12 slots, just like any other muffin pan. You do, however, need to play it on top of a cookie sheet, or something like that. It’s flexible, since it is silicone, and when filled, can be easy to spill getting it in and out of the oven. The included spatula is also silicone, and has a plastic handle. The same goes for the pastry brush. They clean real easily, and are made well. It really tops this off as a nice baking set.

I was afforded the opportunity to review BrilliantChef’s Complete Bundle, Cupcake Pan + Spatula + Pastry Brush + Paper Cups, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. This product arrives as shown.

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