A great food storage solution. – GoCranks’ Simple Flow – 3Piece Glass Canister Set.

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My age group is from the Tupperware era. It was the boom of premade foods and plastic food storage. So, I grew up with plastic food containers in my home. Then the boom of BPA hit the news, and we have been slowly moving back to other material choices for food storage, to include glass. I personally love glass storage containers. Not only are they a great chemical free choice for food storage, but they are also normally very pretty to look at. They seem to make everything look better. I love this particular set of 3 jars from GoCrank. You get three jars of varied height. All with airtight seals, which is needed for safe food storage, and they are quite lovely to look at as well. What really makes this set stand out is the small permanent chalkboard labels on them. You provide your own chalk or liquid chalk. Just write on them as you wish, and it comes clean with some Windex and a paper towel. Now, the chalkboard part will probably wear over time, since it’s painted onto the glass, but I really like it. These jars have the traditional metal spring lock on them, so they cannot go into the microwave. These are for storage, not for cooking. The sizes are stated in liters on their web page so I converted them to ounces for you: 16.9oz, 25.4oz, and 74.4oz. So, they can hold quite a lot. I am really impressed with the taller container! Each container is approx.. 4 ¼” wide. Height wise, they are: 4 ¼”, 6”, and 10” tall. These are my own personal measurements. You can actually remove the tops, if needed, to really clean them. On the back of the bottle, you can see where the metal loops hook over the straight metal bar. Just squeeze them, and slide them off; so easy.

These jars are perfect to store candy, tea, coffee, sugar, beans, rice, cereal, flour, pasta, chocolate, animal treats, baked goods, and more. You do not have to store food in them either, but can store craft items, cotton balls, Q-tips, holiday decorations, in them as well. They make great storage containers. The glass is pretty thick. Thicker than I was expecting. The seals are silicone, and they do create an airtight seal. This really helps to keep bugs away from your goodies, as well as helps to keep your food fresh, for a longer period of time. Overall, these are well made and highly useful. And, they look good while doing it, lol. Enjoy!

I received these for free. I was under no obligation to leave my unbiased an honest review. – GoCranks’ Simple Flow – 3Piece Glass Canister Set with Airtight Clamp Lids-Food Storage Container

If you would like to purchase this product, it can be found here on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LXDOHGC/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Chocolicious! – Wild Dark Chocolate Powder.

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I love chocolate. But, since I have developed insane food allergies, as well as allergies to additives, and preservatives, it’s hard for me to buy it. The same goes for cocoa powder. I love this product for several reasons: Non GMO, Organic, and Incredible flavor. I received the smallest of the sizes available: 4oz. But, they also have it available in an 8oz package, as well as a 12oz package. I like being able to get a smaller batch of a new product. I hate wasting food, if I do not like it, or if it tuens out I cannot tolerate it. I love companies who are proud to say they use Non GMO ingredients. These is 100% natural, and organic. I love the consistency, the flavor, and the fact that the package reseals easily during use. I love knowing that when I bake for my family, that they are at least eating a chemical free, and healthy dessert. I hate knowing that so many carcinogenic ingredients are in so many foods nowadays; it’s horrifying. This product is easy to use. Use it like any other cocoa product. It’s perfect to bake with and has a wonderful, wonderful flavor. I really can’t say enough positive. I absolutely love this product.

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 I Received this at a discount. I was under no obligation to leave my unbiased and honest review. – Organic Cocoa Powder, Wild Dark Chocolate Powder, Handcrafted, Single-Origin, Fair Trade, Organic, Non-Alkalized Chocolate from…

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There’s always a need. – Bolt Goods MINI Plastic Meal Prep Containers (10 Pack 12 Ounce).

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It’s great to have smaller containers on hand for leftovers. I always have extra left over from my meals I cook. I cook everything from scratch too, so I hate waste. These containers are 12oz containers, and you do indeed get 10 of them. They are BPA free and no phthalates or toxic additives, which is one less worry. I love how easily you can store 10 containers. They really stack together well. I have used containers like this in other sizes a lot. My husband and older son are on the road for work, all of the time. If they do not bring food from home, they just live on fast food, and that is not good. They love to take this type of containers. This size is great for one item, be it veggies, fruit, cheese slices for crackers, snacks, etc… They travel well, and work wonderfully in the microwave, too. The lid locks on really well. I was shocked when I first got containers like these. I thought they would be too thin to be any good, but they are pretty great. My guys prefer taking these containers over others. Since the lids lock on well, they don’t pop open on them if it slides off of their seat while driving. They can be used for portion control, easily, if you are on that type of diet. Since the tops lock on well, you can throw some snacks in one and throw it in your to go bag, when you are out with your little ones for the day, too. Overall, these are very convenient, highly usable and easy to clean. We are really happy with this new size. It’s very convenient for snacks for my guys.

I received these for free, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. – Bolt Goods MINI Plastic Meal Prep Containers (10 Pack 12 Ounce) Durable Food Storage Bento Box Lunch Bowl Leak Proof Airtight Lids for Portion Control 21 Day Fix BPA Free USA Made Reusable Washable

If you would like to purchase this product, it can be found here on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01L5P17RS/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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The best pans! – 8″ Green Earth Frying Pan by Ozeri.

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Yes, I love Ozeri pans. They are absolutely fantastic. I have been using them for about a solid year now, if not longer, and they are fantastic. I received this 8” Green Earth frying pan to review. It is perfect for a single person, or if you are just cooking for one that day. But, I love to use this pan for omelets. We make small ones at a time, per person, in our family. These have the most unique finish on them, that seems to be taking off with copycats nowadays. It has a ceramic, nonstick coating. So not your usual, not good for you, nonstick finish. They use what is called Greblon Ceramic. It is from Germany, from nature, and is 100% PTFE, PFOA and APEO free. So, it is very healthy and eco-friendly as well. The pan is also made out of a heavy gauge die-cast aluminum. There are no heavy metals involved. You also don’t have to worry about any chemicals as well. These are extremely important qualities to me. I suffer from extreme food and more, allergies and suffer frequent, frequent, anaphylactic reactions. I also have to cook everything from scratch, and do the majority of cooking in our home. I really can’t tolerate inferior cookware because of all of this. These pans are truly a joy to cook with. They have a real solid feel to them. They are not thin, lightweight pans that will burn half your food, while the other have is raw, lol. I think we have all owned pans like that. These cook very evenly.

However, if you stove is not level, and your burner has issues, this pan is not magical, ok. The handle is also a thick metal, and has a silicon covering over most of the handle. It has great heat resistance, and affords a really great grip. A good enough grip to attempt the omelet flip. The handles is riveted onto the pan, and very firmly done. The inside of the pan has a beehive pattern texture to it. This helps afford the even cooking this pan gives you. Another key feature is the base of the pan. It’s pretty high tech looking. The bottom of the pan is a magnetized bottom. It allows for rapid heat transfer that an induction stove offers. So, yes, these pans are even induction stove friendly. So, if you can’t afford an induction stove, but have splurged for a single burner induction stove for traveling, and back up. Then, you can use this pan on that. That is what we have, lol; the single burner. They do offer these pans in other sized besides the 8” I just tested.

They have something for everyone. This is really a great quality pan. I can’t say that enough. Even though cleanup is a breeze, make sure you use a degreasing top of soap on it. If you have buildup, you will minimize the awesome nonstick feature. Also, you want to make sure you use nonabrasive sponges and soap on this as well, to protect the cooking surface. The pans I have had for around a year now, are all in perfect condition. I hand wash everything, and haven’t had any break down in any part of my pans. I use Dawn dish soap on mine, and that works great. Overall this is a very sturdy, well made pan. It offers great, even nonstick cooking. I really can’t say enough positive about it. I absolutely love it.

 

I received this, for free, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. – 8″ Green Earth Frying Pan by Ozeri, with Textured Ceramic Non-Stick Coating from Germany (100% PTFE, PFOA and APEO Free).

If you would like to purchase this great pan, it can be found here on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005470CB6/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Shopping in style – No. 1 Supplements’ Trolley Bags Pack Of 4 with Insulated Cooler Bag.

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I have been seeing those really cool shopping cart organizer bags for a while now. They are really an organizers dream. I have been wanting to see one in person. Get my hands on one, myself, to see what they are really about. So many things look great in ads, but then when you see them in person – meh! Well, now that I have one to try out, I still think they are so cool! They really are. This is a set of 4 bags. When they arrive, you need to unroll them, and ten just organize them. They have the handles all tucked into the Velcro, to make it a tighter roll, easier to ship. Once it’s organized, you can roll it up, and Velcro it shut. If you do it right, then when you get to the store, you can just open it up, and roll out the bags onto the carts’ sides. It really is that easy. The 4 bags are all pretty large, and one of them is an insulated bag for your frozen, and perishable goods. The bags are not all the same size. The Orange is the largest, and wraps around all of the other bags, when you are done with them. Then comes the green bag, then the red bag, and last but not least, the blue insulated bag. Each bag has Velcro along its’ sides to connect them to each other. They all have their own handles as well, for carrying them into the house, after your shopping is done. The only bag that velcros shut is the blue, insulated bag, that is to help ensure that your goodies stay cold. However, it can only be shut for the trip home, if you do not have that much in it. Unfortunately, they did not incorporate a flap closure, to allow more product in the bag. Maybe, with feedback, they will alter that. If you are handy, you can also make one for the bag. The material is thick and sturdy. It’s not a natural fabric at all, but since it reduces the waste, by alleviating the need for so many disposable bags, is still highly eco-friendly. The bottom halves of the three, non-insulated bags, is made out of a mesh material. Very reminiscent of beach bags. This helps to keep the weight down of each bag, and allows airflow to the food, which is important for produce. As it is, since the bags are pretty large, they will not be good for those with physical impairments, where it’s harder to handle a heavier bag. For example, my older mother, could not carry these larger bags full of food.

          Orange bag is 21” wide, 20” long, and 11” deep

          Green bag is 19” wide, 19” long, and 9 ½” deep

          Red bag is 15 ¾” wide, 8” deep

          Blue Insulated bag is 13 ½” wide, 15” long, and 7 ½” deep

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I measured the bags, and got these measurements myself. For example on how much can fit in the orange bag: 6 2 liter Diet Coke Bottles and 1 large 3L bottle of Cranberry Juice. All of the plastic dowels, sewn into the bags, are 26” long. They are weatherproof, and sturdy, and rest along the basket sides, really well. If you break one, they are replaceable. They left the underside of the bar area open. So, you could easily remove the broken one, and replace it with another. You can always at least find wood dowels at the hardware store. I am very happy and impressed with these overall. The company even offers a lifetime money back guarantee! That’s pretty impressive. You do not always have to use these bags as a set, either. Just un-velcro one, and use it at will. They store so easily in home and in car. They are just too handy. FYI – My husband was actually stopped leaving the store using these, by someone who was in awe and in love with these Trolley Bags.

I received these, at a discount, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. – No. 1 Supplements’ Trolley Bags Pack Of 4 with Insulated Cooler Bag.

If you would like to purchase this product, it can be found here on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01EUDRB4A/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Pizza time!!!!!!! – Checkered Chef’s Stainless Steel Pizza Peel With Folding Handle.

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We love to make homemade pizza in our home. I have insane food allergies, and we really can’t make frozen pizzas or even, takeout pizza, in our home. If we do not do homemade, we really have no other pizza we can eat. Fortunately, I make a mean sauce, lol. Making homemade pizza is such a great option. We ordered bulk, organic, non GMO flour, and we can really make a healthy pizza for our family. I feel so much better being able to purchase healthy ingredients, and making a yummy, but good for your product. Eating pizza doesn’t have to be an unhealthy choice, just a yummy choice. I have had a pizza peel on my wish list for a long time. I had a wood one in the past, but I really wanted a stainless one. You can use this in any type of oven, and even on pizza cooked on your grill. This pizza peel does measure out at 9 ½” wide and 13” long. The handle extends for use, and folds in for easy, easy storage. With the handle fully extended, it is 22” long. All you have to do is open the handle, and slide the stainless steel ring down over the handle to lock it in to place, and slide it up to fold the handles back in; so easy. It really is a clever design. To top it off, even with the non stainless handle, it is still quite dishwasher safe. The handle is very, very sturdy, and comfortable to hold and manipulate. It has a soft, rubberized coating on it, making it making it easy to hold onto. It doesn’t get hot to the touch, so you do not need to use a pot holder with it either. They call it their Comfort Grip Rubber Handle. It lives up to its name.

Even if you are not using the peel to take the pizza out of the oven, it is fantastic for separating the pizza from my stone. No matter what I put down on my stone, I always have my crust stick to it a little. This is so much better for that. I can remove it from the stone without cutting up the crust, just using a spatula. With a peel, you can turn or remove large items on a grill. Remove pies from your oven, or fresh breads you throw in the oven to heat up, and more. If you are short like me, you can use this to help reach into the oven and pull things to the front of the oven. I have burned myself more than once, removing a hot dish from the oven. You can grab the underside of a dish with this and pull it right to the edge, making it really easy to grab. This pizza wheel is very sturdy, and a solid piece of stainless steel. It is not bendy in the least. I really can’t say enough positive about it. It really is a great add to the kitchen.

I received this at a discount, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. – Checkered Chef’s Stainless Steel Pizza Peel With Folding Handle.

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If you would like to purchase this product, it can be found here on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01FGTFBHG

A beautiful way to cook. – Virginia Boys Kitchens’ Large 8 Inch Ceramic Deep Bread Loaf Baking Pan

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I do a lot of cooking from scratch, and that includes bread, and cakes. Both of which are perfect for this stunning loaf pan from Virginia Boys Kitchen. I love this Lavender Series they have going right now. I already have their Lavender baking tray, and now this loaf pan. It is a substantial piece capable of holding a 2lb loaf. This product is made here in the U.S., which is a fact I absolutely love. I love to support products made proudly here in the U.S.A. It is made out of “100% lead free, cadmium free, non-toxic, all natural sustainable clays and paints”. You don’t have to worry about any chemicals leaching into your food with this product. I have cooked with stoneware for years now. It really does distribute heat evenly throughout, which allows for even cooking. It is so worth the little extra care needed for its maintenance. This loaf pan was handcrafted. It is pretty thick, and very well made. The ceramic covering encompasses the entire pan. The very underneath does not have the smooth shiny finish to it. This stone can be used in the oven, and microwave. It can be washed in the dishwasher too. I always hand wash my stoneware though. I always worry about other dishes banging into it, and thus chipping it. It can withstand temps up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit too. You want to make sure that you never take it from oven to sink without letting it cool off first. You also don’t want it to go from wet sink to the oven, as well. Extreme temperature changes will cause it to crack. It is pottery. Try to remember that. It has the pretty Lavender design on both sides of it. You can use it as a serving dish too. You can serve side dishes in it, desserts, and candies too. It’s a beautiful piece that can go from oven to table, and in style too. I absolutely love my new loaf pan. It is definitely a quality piece.

I received this product at a discount, in exchange for my honest review. Opinions expressed are 100% solely my own. – Virginia Boys Kitchens’ Large 8 Inch Ceramic Deep Bread Loaf Baking Pan with Scalloped Edges and Decorative Hand Painted Lavender Design.

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