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Stock the Crock – Slow-Cooker Recipe Book Review

Stock The Crock this Crocktober with Stock the Crock: 100 Must-Have Slow-Cooker Recipes, 200 Variations for Every Appetite Review & Giveaway

One of my favorite kitchen items is my crock pot. We love our crock pot so much that we have 3 of them. We have the big one, middle and a smaller one. I use the larger one for everything from pork to chicken.

Lately though it has been mentioned to me that I need to broaden our food selections and our pallettes, which made the arrival of a copy of Stock the Crock by Phyllis Good for review not only timely but also beneficial.

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Garlic Gold: Garlic Gold Gift Box Holiday 2016 Giveaway

Garlic Gold: Garlic Gold Gift Box  Holiday 2016 Giveaway

garlic-gold-collection-verticalSince I have ventured into the world of cooking I have discovered that even if your ingredients or protein are of lower quality if you have solid spices, most items can be recovered.

The one item that we tend to use a lot of is Extra Virgin Olive Oil. It is important to monitor the heat and light that the oil receives, as these two elements will destroy the oil. Since this is a consideration while cooking, I have been practicing my heat application.

With the coming holidays upon us, Garlic Gold has offered a Garlic Gold Gift Box to one lucky reader!

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Garlic Gold Nugget’s Gift Box Review

Garlic Gold: Garlic Gold Nuggets Gift Box Review and Giveaway

Garlic Gold Gift Set

I am not the same chef I once was, and that is a good thing.When Jason and I began our cooking adventure together, I could do little more than fry a simple chicken. As I learn more about cooking the more I realize it is a combination of the right seasoning and the right application of heat.

There are a couple of things I enjoy using in almost all my dishes is some form including olive oil and spices/salts. Back in October of 2015 I had the opportunity to review Garlic Gold’s olive oils. Since I have moved onto the the seasoning of my food I felt a good time to review their Garlic Gold Nuggets Gift Box. 

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Safe Catch Foods Review

Let me start by saying that the products featured in this post were provided to me free of charge courtesy of Safe Catch Foods. This post may contain affiliate links, but this in no way influences the review to follow.

Safe Catch Tuna Review and Giveaway

Safe Catch TunaAs ones pallet matures and gets more refined minor variations in taste become more obvious. I mention this because there are a couple foods that no matter what, the more you pay the better the product. These type of items are peanut butter, honey, pancake syrup and tuna.

There have been moments in the past (shhh don’t tell Jason) that I have tried to pull the wool over his eyes and bought the lesser versions. Nine times out of ten his refined pallet knows the difference and I am unable to fool him otherwise. Where this becomes obvious in tuna and tuna quality.

Let’s talk for a moment about tuna, quality and mercury. Tuna is notorious for having mercury and because of this tuna is generally not safe for pregnant women – until now! I recently tried a new brand of Wild Albacore tuna and Wild Skipjack Tuna (no longer available on their website) by a company called Safe Catch by Safe Foods.

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Garlic Gold by Seven Oaks Farm Review

Garlic Gold: Garlic Gold and Garlic Gold Oil Review and Giveaway

All products Garlic GoldIntroductions and cooking are remarkably similar, and both can be challenging. When a person embarks on learning to cook the introduction to the oils is inevitable. After a while a comfortably sets in and a distinction in flavor becomes noticeable – that is where the introduction of flavored olive oils is made.

I recently made an introduction of my own to Garlic Gold. Garlic Gold’s beginnings were unlike most companies, but completely unique. Garlic Gold began as a high school economics project by Rinaldo Brutoco for his son Orion. The students created a business plan around Rinaldo’s garlic recipe with crunchy toasted garlic nuggets included. The students packaged, labeled and sold the project at the local farmer’s market.

Today that student project is a company that believes that the legitimate precursors to success are having corporate responsibility, creating sustainability and always having integrity. Taking into account the company’s philosophy I was interested to see if the product was as good as I hoped it would be. I was sent the following USDA certified items for review:

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