Food, Giveaways, Open Giveaways, Reviews, Summer

Grab the Summer Fruit for These Good Cook Gadgets – Giveaway

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Grab the Summer Fruit for These Good Cook Gadgets - Giveaway

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Is there much else better than a bowl of cold fresh fruit on a hot summer day? It tends to be my go-to offer when invited to a summer BBQ. I get an odd satisfaction from scooping and slicing different fruits then watching all the colors come together in a bowl. Whatever is left after my son and I pick through as I slice it all is what we take with us.

What is even more fun is that each season there seems to be even more gadgets out that make coking, baking and slicing fruit much easier and safer than large knives and cutting boards. Good Cook has so many handy gadgets for the kitchen and these are some I will give much use to over summer.

Good Cook Pineapple Slicer: In some easy twists this cores, peels and slices pineapple into perfect rings. Then simply toss the rind. I love to store the juice that remains behind i the cavity for cocktails or punches.

Good Cook Melon Baller: Made with Industrial grade stainless steel and plastic, this heavy-duty baller has two scoop sizes on its dual head design. Great to quickly ball out honeydew and cantaloupe for salads and cocktails.

Good Cook Jumbo Fruit Slicer: What a time saver! This slicer instantly cuts large fruits like watermelon, pineapple and other melons. Simply cut off the top, place slicer, give it a quick saw motion and slice down! Easy and safe!

Good Cook Locking Lids Vented Storage Containers: These containers are vented for ultimate freshness sealed in as you store all this fruit!

The Giveaway!

1 lucky reader will win this assortment of Good Cook gadgets! Enter below. Open to US and 18+. Good luck!

Father's Day, Food, Reviews

Swiss Diamond XD 2 PIECE SET: FRY PAN DUO

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Swiss Diamond XD 2 PIECE SET: FRY PAN DUO

I want to start off by saying that I was sent this pan set for Father’s Day features, but once it arrived and I used it I realized it deserves more than just 1 mention for 1 holiday! I fell in love with these pans and so did my husband and we quickly realized how many people and foodies we know would love this brand! Swiss Diamond is so much more than these 2 pans, so I will tell you how to connect with the brand and see it all at the end of this post.

I will say that the pans I am tossing (actually donating) weren’t cheap brands. They have been well used and when they were new they looked and felt nothing in quality like my Swiss Diamond XD Coated pans. I have the Swiss Diamond XD 2 Piece Set with a 8″ and 10.25″ fry pans. The XD is their latest and most advanced diamond-reinforced nonstick cookware line to date! In other words, it is so safely nonstick that you need no oils. I haven’t needed any yet and I have made many dishes in my pans.

Leftovers are used often in my home and I can just toss in my leftover pork, some veggies and a sticky sauce like teriyaki and heat up. I add no other oils or coating. You can literally see the sauce slip off them pan when serving so cleaning was as easy as running hot water over the pan and drying!

I cook over gas and the heating is so even. I can say the heating is perfection! The bottom is a brushed stainless steel heat guard. It starts with 3 layers of Swiss Diamond XD nonstick Diamond Coating followed by a layer of plasma coating. The last 2 outer layers are an alloy aluminum layer followed by a magnetic base coating if you have the Induction series (otherwise you end in the aluminum layer). It is oven safe up to 500 degrees. It is technically dishwasher safe, but where you want to be careful is in the dish soaps you use so that those soaps or dishwasher tablets aren’t too abrasive to your cookware.

I was able to make a large batch of stir fry in the 10.25 inch pan. Clean up was a breeze and it was heated through so fast! This is so wonderful when you don’t have time to watch over your food when it wants to cook unevenly or have to keep stirring so it doesn’t stick. None of that is an issue with this line!

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Buy It: Swiss Diamond XD 2 Piece Set: Fry Pan Duoalso see their store locator for shops near you that carry these

College Bound, Father's Day, Food, Graduation Gift Ideas

Barbecue Boss – BBQ Gift Basket for Dads and Grads

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Barbecue Boss - BBQ Gift Basket for Dads and Grads

Dads and Grads! This is a fantastic last-minute gift idea and let me tell you why! GourmetGiftBaskets.com takes premium and unique brands and pulls them all together on boards or baskets tied with a bow and ready to gift saving you time on gift making and finding ideas. Dad’s can have beer, bbq and meat gifts at their door in days and grads can have baskets sent to enjoy. Even High School grads who are heading off on their own in college will enjoy a basket sent to them as they settle in.

2 words about this basket – Rufus Teague. It just happens to be one of our favorite sauce brands and this set also includes their rub. Yum!

BBQ Boss Contents:

  • Steak Rub by Rufus Teague
  • Fajita Seasoning Mix by Backyard Safari Company
  • Touch O’Heat BBQ Sauce by Rufus Teague
  • Mesquite Steak Sauce by Stonewall Kitchen
  • Burger Seasoning Mix by Backyard Safari Company
  • Classic Beer Can Chicken Rub by Gourmet du Village .
  • Athenian Herb Dry Glaze by Urban Accents
  • Bamboo Platter

Not only will you find BBQ baskets, but beer and wine, cookies and even candy baskets for all year gift giving. GourmetGiftBaskets.com tends to always be running specials so you can always save.

Father's Day

Four Creative Ideas for Celebrating Father’s Day

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 Five Creative Ideas for Celebrating Father's Day

Aren’t Dad’s the hardest to shop for? If your children’s Father is like my husband, they love hand made gifts. These can proudly replace an ongoing collection of kids work in their office. Go Organically put together these four creative ideas for celebrating Father’s Day that dad is sure to love.

  1. Take a hike. Buy dad a cool piece of hiking gear—like a trendy, insulated water tumbler or an old-school compass—and attach an invitation to go hiking together that very day. After all, what better time to hit the trails than a Sunday in June? Up the stakes by printing out Nature Bingo cards that let you check off items as you see them—from squirrels to berries to ant hills and beyond.
  1. Make a memory book. Get those pics off your phone and into dad’s hands! While social media is convenient, there’s nothing like showcasing photos and preserving memories in a tactile, hard copy format. Print a dozen or so favorite family snapshots, and paste them in a mini scrap book along with handwritten captions and mementos like ticket stubs or hand-drawn artwork. Dad will be proud to display the book on the family coffee table or at his workplace.

 

  1. Have a “favorite foods” feast. Make a meal out of all of dad’s most-loved eats—even if they don’t seem to go together! Set the table with a plate of bacon, a bowl of mango, a side of potato chips and a meatball sub…or whatever suits his fancy!

 

  1. Send him on a wild goose chase. On Father’s Day morning, present dad with a rhyming “clue” written on an index card. One clue should link to the next clue, ultimately leading dad to the final destination—and his gift! For example:​​​
    • Clue #1: “It’s Father’s Day morning. Get up and go! Start your day with a cup of joe.”
    • Clue #2 taped to coffee pot: “Breakfast in bed is what you crave. But first wash up and have a shave.”
    • Clue #3 taped to bathroom vanity: “You’re on the trail and your gift is near. Behind the wheel is where you steer.”
    • Clue #4 taped to car steering wheel: “We couldn’t get you a brand new ride. But open the glove box and look inside!”
    • Inside glove box: Include a Happy Father’s Day note along with a handy car accessory, such as a gas card or a USB phone charger.

 

Deals, Father's Day, Graduation Gift Ideas

Giving the Graduation Gift of Time from My Gift Stop – Promo Code and $300 Giveaway

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If we start with the most exciting news, that would be this fantastic giveaway! I have a child in college and I know that it gets costly especially as you send them off to dorm rooms with essentials. On top of room necessities, they want a fresh wardrobe and accessories. We want them to do well, be set up to focus and make their classes. Giving the gift of time and having a promo code to save on luxury brands at My Gift Stop is a great way to set them up to get to class on time when Mom and dad aren’t around to drag them out of bed. So let’s get to all of it starting with the giveaway!

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The Gift of Time with My Gift Stop

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How can you know you are getting a great deal at My Gift Stop? If you search a few watches and compare the models to online prices you won’t find prices much lower if at all. I found some same model watches as high as 35% more than the prices at My Gift Stop.

They offer these great prices on brand names to give you a socially responsible gifting experience where you get to gift while they take a percentage of the sale and give back.

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Apps, Father's Day, Graduation Gift Ideas, Reviews

Gift Idea for Dad – Kwilt Shoebox Mini

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Gift Idea for Dad - Kwilt Shoebox Mini

Have you looked through our husband or Father’s photos? Are they social media happy – sharing photos of the family, big fish catches, their cars and other hobbies? At some point that storage fills up and it costs extra to add cloud storage. You can transfer them off the phone, but what about when he wants to pull up the photo to brag again? This is where Kwilt Shoebox comes in. It takes, and holds, the photos through the Kwilt app as it transfers photos and/or videos onto any storage device you choose to keep safe. You can also save and upload from your Facebook and Instagram photo albums. They stay in your app collection and off of your phone album to free ups space and save money.

In your Kwilt Shoebox Mini box you get the following:

  • Kwilt Shoebox Mini Unit
  • HDMI adapter (for viewing on a screen)
  • USB cord to connect to storage device
  • Power Cord
  • Quick set-up Guide

What a perfect size. The office desk already has enough clutter so this is so small considering its big job!

I used a hub I have to load my photos onto so now I feel safer knowing I have my photos in my shoebox and on my hub. I can still have access to these photos and videos on the go but have that backup for the worst case scenario. It transferred most perfectly. All of my videos went over without an issue at all.

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Buy It! Find your Kwilt Shoebox Mini on Amazon