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Cake, I Love You Review

Cake, I Love You: Decadent, Delectable and Do-Able Recipes Review 

The products featured in this post were provided to me free of charge courtesy of Lifestyle Public Relations. This post may have affiliate links but this in no way will influence the review to follow and all opinions are my own.

As much as I love to bake, I am honestly no good at decorating. The decorating is my one weakness and the one area I am always looking to learn and educate myself.

When I saw Cake, I Love You by Jill O’Connor, I saw an easy way to make the cakes I make beautiful. The book includes many recipes and ideas for seasoned bakers to beginner bakers and everybody in between.

Cake, I Love You offers 60 recipes that are organized by flavor profile such as banana, coconut, chocolate, caramel, spice, fruit, butterscotch, spices, citrus and cakes from the garden and orchard. From the level of difficulty, each chapter in this cookbook gives a wide range of cakes from easy weeknight sheet cakes to showstoppers that are layered with frosting and ganache. There are photos throughout so you know what your cake should look like.

Also of note, the author is a local a food columnist for the San Diego Union-Tribune and she lives in San Diego, California.

If you are looking for a easy to follow cake book that will have you baking by the weekend, get a copy of Cake, I Love You by Jill O’Connor.

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You can purchase Cake, I Love You on Amazon

National Elephant Appreciation Day: 10 Facts about Elephants

10 Fun Elephant Facts & Tea Giveaway

On September 22nd each year National Elephant Appreciation Day is celebrated. On this date since 1996 on this day began a yearly tradition to bring awareness to the plight of the African and Asian Elephants.

In celebration of National Elephant Appreciation Day on September 22nd, Good Earth Tea would like to send you its new Hathikuli Organic Tea – see giveaway below. As you scroll, read 10 fun facts about these amazing creatures.

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Enjoying Tea: Infuser Mug and Top Sellers Review

Enjoying Tea: Infuser Mug and Top Selling Tea’s Review and Giveaway

Infuser Mug and Best SellersAs a blogger and writer I keep odd hours. During these long hours the last thing I want to do is pump my body full of the energy drinks that I do during the early hours.

I have discovered that while highly caffeinated drinks are not a realistic option, an item like tea is a viable option. Back in May of 2015, I reviewed a couple of items from EnjoyingTea.com and thought highly of the company. Since I loved the tea I recived so much I was thrilled to recieve a couple of items for review.

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Fix-It and Forget-It Slow Cooker Magic Book Review

Let me start by saying that the products featured in this post were provided to me free of charge courtesy of GoodBooks/Skyhorse Publishing. This post may have affiliate links but this in no way will influence the review to follow and all opinions are my own.

Fix-It and Forget-It Slow Cooker Magic: 550 Amazing Everyday Recipes Review and Giveaway

Fix-It and Forget-It Slow Cooker MagicBack many moons ago, during my bridal shower to my first husband I received 3 identical crock pots. We had registered for one, ended up with three. Flash forward one divorce and one marriage later I again have 3 crock pots, but this time they are not all the same make and model. Through the merging of items and a wedding, Jason and I have been able to collect three different size crock pots.

The three crock pots we have vary in size, which makes this a versatile house. The three we own are a Crock Pot 6 Quart slow cooker, a Procter Silex 3 quart and Procter Silex 1.5 quart slow cookers. Having these three crock pots/slow cookers gives us the ability to make just about anything. which lead me to discovering The Fix-It and Forget Slow Cooker Magic: 550 Amazing Everyday Recipes by Phyllis Good and published by GoodBooks and Skyhorse Publishing.

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Perfect Bar Review

Let me start by saying that the products featured in this post were provided to me free of charge courtesy of Perfect Bar. This post may have affiliate links but this in no way will influence the review to follow and all opinions are my own.

Perfect Bar Review and Giveaway

Perfect Bar All ProductsI am a San Diego girl – I was raised here and I love it here, when I have moved I have always ended back here. An extension to my love of San Diego is I love to support San Diego based businesses like Perfect Bar.

Perfect Bar had its start in the family. As the children of a health and fitness man, Dr. Bud Keith’s children would sell Perfect Bar’s in the same manner as lemonade stands. The children had big dreams – to share this recipe with more than just family and friends. After their father got sick, and having 13 children to provide for, the eldest siblings got together and turned their bars into a real company. Unfortunately, their father passed, but taking those lessons and words and making them into action is what the goal of the children are now. The siblings know that it is not just one thing that goes into a “Perfect Bar”, but a compilation of many things.

Perfect Bar are Non-GMO and not only do they verify prior to making the bars, but they also test the finished product. The Perfect Bar is always gluten-free and contains over 20 organic super foods (such as kale, spinach, alfalfa and celery to name a few). Using organic honey as a sweetener, the complete carbohydrate helps maintain energy levels. These are different bars as they are refrigerator stable for 9 months due to the natural preservatives in honey.The low glycemic flavors use organic dates as sweeteners, and NEVER use refined sugars.

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Party-Tizers Dippin’s Chips Review

Let me start by saying that the products featured in this post were provided to me free of charge courtesy of That’s How we Roll/Party-Tizers.. This post may contain affiliate links, but this in no way influences the review to follow.

Party-Tizers Dippin’ Chips Review and Giveaway

Party-Tizers 4 Chip CollectionI grew up in what I would consider a social home. My father always made sure that his friends knew that he was welcome in our house, and as an extension my friends were always welcome. One of my favorite things to do was go after school on a Friday afternoon and head to the grocery store and stock up on treats for the weekend. This usually consisted of different ice creams, ingredient to make our own cookies and of course chips with an proper dip.

In today’s health conscious world it is not uncommon to see different combinations of ingredients made into the things that are common. When I was younger I never thought i would see the day that I would even consider eating chips with kale, spinach, beans and grains. I liked simple corn flavored chips and rarely deviated from that limited selection.

I was sent a wonderfully full box from Party-Tizer and That’s How We Roll. The box I received has 4 bags of chips – Potato Sea Salt Dippin’ Chips, Fiesta Bean Dippin’ Chips, Super Grain Dippin’ Chips and Veggie Dippin’ Chips. The concept behind these chips are that they are dipping chips to enable them to easily be dipped. The shape lends itself to resemble a mini bowl shape, which makes it easy to load in dip.

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Enjoying Tea Review and Giveaway

 Enjoying Tea Review and Giveaway

Enjoying Tea Variety Sample and Smart Tea MakerDrinking tea is something I have done since I was in my mid teens. Tea is one of those things that help me relax after a long day, or during the less pleasant times of the month I encounter.

I drink iced tea throughout the day but rarely have hot tea. This has begun to change as I get older, and find a cup before bed is quite relaxing. I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to the use the Smart Tea Maker to brew the tea sampler they sent to me.

I was able to sample the Variety Sampler, which includes the following flavors:Enjoying Tea Variety Sampler

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