Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Nûby™ Tear Free Rinse Pail Product Review!

From Nuby!
The Nûby™ Tear Free Rinse Pail is perfect for bath time with its tear free comfort edge.
 
·         Available at these retailers:
·          www.BuyBabyDirect.com
·          www.cookieskids.com
·          www.amazon.com
·          www.idealbaby.com
·          www.babyhaven.com
·          Kmart
·          Meijer
 
Soft tear-free edge!
 
The Tear-Free Rinse Pail is another great Nûby™ product designed to make bath time easier and more enjoyable for you and your little one. It features a comfortable grip for mom, a deep, slender base for easy filling in shallow water and a unique tear-free edge. The tear-free edge is soft and contoured

From My Ramblings and Reviews!

We all know that I'm a huge fan of all things Nuby, so I was super excited to try out this rinse pail with my son.  Bath time is a big event in our house.  Baby (Toddler??) V is obsessed with water.  I gave him the rinse pail to check out and become comfortable with before I started dumping water over his head with it! ;-)

It quickly became a fun "toy"  He would put his smaller bath toys in it and dump it out along with a ton of water (Caution - some of this water/toy mixture can wind up all over your bathroom floor! ha!)


 
I absolutely love the soft edge of this rinse pail.  I don't have to worry about accidently hitting his forehead and hurting him. The design of the edge contours with his head to make it super easy to use.  I will never again use a cup or anything else to rinse his hair.  This is just way to convenient. It holds a good bit of water also - so I only have to dump 1 or 2 on his head to get the soap out. It's important to make it quick and painless with an impatient toddler!  

 
Baby V knows the routine with the Tear Free Pail.  Playtime, Rinse time, and then he uses it to "help" me rinse out the tub after his bath.
 
 
This is probably my second favorite Nuby Product (behind the Step Stool) that I have reviewed.  Definitely check it out and get one for yourself!  My sister always does a bath time themed gift when she attends baby showers. I'm definitely going to suggest that she add this!

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***Disclosure: My Ramblings and Reviews received the Nuby Tear Free Rinse Pail for free in exchange for my honest opinion.  I have not received any compensation for hosting this review. ***
 


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Another Awesome 6 Ingredient or Less Recipe from Johnsonville and Contest!

I was super excited to be chosen to participate in the Johnsonville Kitchen campaign with Allrecipes.com Allstars!
 

 
I decided to swap Johnsonville Sausage in ANOTHER recipe I found on Allrecipes.  So quick and easy.  Best of all SO good!

I tried an Easy Beef Stroganoff recipe and swapped it out for Johnsonville Sausage.  It was so good! 

Find the recipe here!  Easy Beef Stroganoff





DO NOT FORGET ABOUT THE CONTEST!!! 

Check out this great contest from Johnsonville Kitchens!!! I would love for a fan of my page/blog to win! #6IngredientsOrLess #JohnsonvilleSausage if you have a Pinterest account you should definitely check it out! Click here to learn more about the contest!

Johnsonville Kitchens will choose up to 20 random winners from the registered entries to receive a Simply Calphalon 12-inch covered stainless steel skillet and two free coupons for Johnsonville Italian Sausage!

If you participate please tell them you heard about the contest from my blog!  Also, let me know so I can check out your recipe!



You can find more Johnsonville recipes HERE

Website Johnsonville

Johnsonville Kitchens on Twitter

Johnsonville Kitchens on Facebook

Allrecipes.com on Facebook
My Ramblings and Reviews on Facebook

My Ramblings and Reviews on Twitter




I am an Allrecipes Allstar brand ambassador (a voluntary position) and I’m not compensated for my work with Allrecipes.com. Products received from advertiser are only used for experienced-based reviews on My Ramblings and Reviews. The reviews, content and opinions expressed in this blog are purely the sole opinions of Alesha from My Ramblings and Reviews. To learn more about the Allrecipes Allstars program visit, Allrecipes Allstars

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Johnsonville April Campaign! 6 Ingredients or Less Recipe and More!

I was super excited to be chosen to participate in the Johnsonville Kitchen campaign with Allrecipes.com Allstars!



They asked that we all make the AMAZING MUFFIN CUPS.  You MUST try this recipe!  It was a great hit with my family and reheats SO well!  We actually had them for dinner with a salad.  VERY filling.



 
 
You can find the recipe here Amazing Muffin Cups



 
I am super impressed with the quality of the Johnsonville products!  They cook up easily and so nicely.  I will definitely be purchasing more from them in the future.
 
 
Check out this great contest from Johnsonville Kitchens!!! I would love for a fan of my page/blog to win! #6IngredientsOrLess #JohnsonvilleSausage if you have a Pinterest account you should definitely check it out! Click here to learn more about the contest!

Johnsonville Kitchens will choose up to 20 random winners from the registered entries to receive a Simply Calphalon 12-inch covered stainless steel skillet and two free coupons for Johnsonville Italian Sausage!

If you participate please tell them you heard about the contest from my blog!  Also, let me know so I can check out your recipe!

I took the 6 ingredients or less challenge myself!   I decided to try out the Salsa Biscuit Chicken Recipe but I swapped the chicken out with Mild Johnsonville Ground Sausage.  What a fun recipe!  If you have kids they'll love helping with the dough and filling the "pockets!"  There was a ton of filling leftover but we are only a family of 3 so I didn't want to make another whole can of biscuits.  I sat the extras aside to top some nachos tonight for dinner!  I can't wait!

 


You can find more Johnsonville recipes HERE

Website Johnsonville

Johnsonville Kitchens on Twitter

Johnsonville Kitchens on Facebook

Allrecipes.com on Facebook
My Ramblings and Reviews on Facebook

My Ramblings and Reviews on Twitter


I am an Allrecipes Allstar brand ambassador (a voluntary position) and I’m not compensated for my work with Allrecipes.com. Products received from advertiser are only used for experienced-based reviews on My Ramblings and Reviews. The reviews, content and opinions expressed in this blog are purely the sole opinions of Alesha from My Ramblings and Reviews. To learn more about the Allrecipes Allstars program visit, Allrecipes Allstars

Monday, March 31, 2014

Importance of Heart-Healthy Lifestyle Mazola Corn Oil


Let me first start off with a confession- I’m not much of a cook and my family eats out entirely too much.  I joined Allrecipes.com in hopes that it would force me out of my comfort zone of eating out and into the kitchen.   My boyfriend has cholesterol issues and I’m overweight.  I don’t want our son to grow up with our issues and bad habits.  Unfortunately, we are not teaching him anything different with our current habits.  Getting Heart-Healthy and changing our lifestyles is VERY important to me.  I want my son to grow and thrive with great eating habits.  I don’t want him to be afraid to try something new.
 
 
 
This month I was lucky enough to work with the people at Mazola and their Heart Healthy Mazola® program.  They are on a mission to let people know the Importance of a Heart Healthy Lifestyle.   I have learned SO much from this campaign and will continue to use their corn oil product in the future.
Did you know that Corn Oil is the Cholesterol lowering Champ!?!  Neither did I!  It has been shown that Corn Oil lowered LDL cholesterol by 10.9 percent compared to extra virgin oil oil’s 3.5 percent reduction!  That my friends, is a big difference! Cardiovascular disease remains the number one cause of death in the United States.  Why not take ANY step you can to get that heart healthy!? Mazola has been a high-quality, trustworthy brand since 1911. 
You can learn more about the healthy benefits of cooking with Mazola on their website http://www.mazola.com/healthandwellness.aspx
Another thing I was worried about is taste.  Mazola Corn Oil is cholesterol free and 100% pure with no additives, so the natural flavor of your favorite foods comes through.
Check out the recipes I tried!

Pork Carnitas with Cilantro Tomatillo Sauce
http://allrecipes.com/recipe/pork-carnitas-with-cilantro-tomatillo-sauce/detail.aspx          

 


This was definitely my favorite!  My boyfriend keeps asking when we are going to make it again.   I made it with hot chile powder because that was all that we had in the pantry.  Next time I’ll make it with regular chili powder so Baby V can have some!  It was a little too spicy for him. I had never used tomatillos before.  They are a little bitter but the flavors really meshed.  It was more of a pico de gallo than a sauce, but we were totally ok with that.  We are huge pico fans.  I actually made more of the pico the next day for a gathering I was going to. I highly recommend you try this recipe!
Sweet and Spicy Salmon with Grapefruit Salsa (pictures to come)
http://allrecipes.com/recipe/sweet-and-spicy-salmon-with-grapefruit-salsa/detail.aspx

We don’t really eat a lot of fish in our house.  My dad prepares amazing fish dishes and we love them.  It’s just not something I’ve gotten the hang of yet.  I enjoyed this dish, but I’m the only grapefruit fan in the house.  I might have to try it again with oranges or something a little sweeter than the grapefruit.   I failed to get good pictures of this recipe L  But I will update the blog with them as soon as I make it again.

Here are a bunch of links so you can check out Mazola, Allrecipes.com, and My Ramblings and Reviews!  Thanks so much for reading!







I am an Allrecipes Allstar brand ambassador (a voluntary position) and I’m not compensated for my work with Allrecipes.com. Products received from advertiser are only used for experienced-based reviews on My Ramblings and Reviews. The reviews, content and opinions expressed in this blog are purely the sole opinions of Alesha from My Ramblings and Reviews. To learn more about the Allrecipes Allstars program visit, Allrecipes Allstars


 
 
 
 
 


 

Friday, March 14, 2014

It’s National Pi Day! Edwards Desserts Review and GIVEAWAY!


It’s National Pi Day!  Edwards Desserts Review and GIVEAWAY!
 
 

From Edwards:

Just in time for National Pi Day, the makers of Edwards® desserts are introducing New York Style Cheesecake to their whole-pie lineup, giving families nationwide a little taste of the big city.

Schwan’s Consumer Brands, Inc., is unveiling Edwards® New York Style Cheesecake whole premium pie on National Pi Day, typically celebrated for the mathematical symbol p (approximately 3.14, or the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter) — but for Edwards® desserts — it’s all about “P.I.E.” A perfect thaw-and-serve dessert option for the entire family, the new whole pie is made with real cream cheese and baked in a graham cracker crust.

“Our single-serve New York Style Cheesecake Singles are the No. 1 selling single-serve cheesecake in the marketplace, so it made perfect sense to add it to our premium whole-pie lineup,” said Bob Waldron, president of Schwan’s Consumer Brands. “Edwards® New York Style Cheesecake offers a delicious and authentic New York-style treat in whole-pie form, fit for a large group to enjoy.”

Edwards® New York Style Cheesecake whole premium pie can be found in freezer aisles at local grocers and retails for $8.49 a package.  


From My Ramblings and Reviews:

 

I was so excited to be chosen to celebrate National Pi day with Edwards Desserts!  I received 3 free dessert coupons and a little wooden scale of New York City in return for my honest review of their dessert products! 





We took our free coupons to Wal-mart and bought the Boston Cream Pie, the Hershey’s Special Dark Crème Pie, and the Key Lime Pie.



We took the Boston Cream Pie and the Hershey’s Special Dark Crème Pie to a family dinner and everyone LOVED them!  Not only were they fantastic – there was no cooking involved.  We bought the pies and defrosted them in the refridgerator!  It doesn’t get easier than that!



I put the pies out after dinner and didn’t say anything to anyone about them being a test product.  It took about 2 minutes before people in the family were asking who brought the pies.  They were a HUGE hit – as you can see in the picture below.  The Boston Cream eventually went also, when people came back for SECONDS!  


You may be asking what happened to the Key Lime Pie?!?  WELL, I’m saving that to enjoy with my family on Pi Day!

I am now a huge fan of Edwards Desserts and plan on purchasing them in the future.  You can’t go wrong with the price, the ease of preparation (there is no preparation!), and the amazing taste!

Please Visit Edwards Desserts and let them know I sent you!

Edwards Dessert Website http://www.EdwardsDesserts.com

Edwards Dessert Facebook https://www.facebook.com/edwardsdesserts.

Win an Edwards Dessert!  3 Winners!

 



***Disclosure: My Ramblings and Reviews received the coupons for the Edwards Desserts for free in exchange for my honest opinion.  I have not received any compensation for hosting this giveaway.  Prize fulfillment and shipping will be handled by Edwards***

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Nuby’s No-Spill Nickelodeon Printed Flip-It Cup Review and GIVEAWAY!


A little information from Nuby:

·         No-Spill™ Nickelodeon™ Printed Flip-it™

·         Step 3: Straw Drinking

·         12 months +

·         10oz / 300ml

·         No-Spill™

·         Fun Nickelodeon™ prints

·         A seamless transition to true straw drinking

·         Encourages natural drinking action & oral development

·         Perfect for on the go drinking

·         BPA FREE

 

Available at these retailers:

·          www.BuyBabyDirect.com

·          www.amazon.com

·          www.dollargeneral.com

·          Tuesday Morning
 
·          DD's Discounts
 
 

***I RECEIVED THE PRODUCT FROM NUBY FOR FREE BUT MY OPINIONS AND VIEWS ARE MY OWN***

 

From My Ramblings and Reviews:
 
 
We received the Nuby No-Spill Nickelodeon Printed Flip-It Cup in the Sponge Bob print.  It is a bright and fun design.  My son immediately wanted to use it.  After a quick wash it was his new favorite!  He loves to drink out of straws but I’m not a big fan of the mess he makes when he’s drinking out of a regular cup with a straw.  This is a great alternative!
 
Our main problem these days is that he thinks he can tip ANY cup back to drink it – even Styrofoam cups with lids from restaurants!  What a mess he can make! He did have a problem when we first opened the cup continually tipping the cup back to drink (see picture below) but he QUICKLY got the hang of it!  I guess if you are thirsty enough you figure it out! J
 
 
 
I am a big fan of this cup.  I love that you can hide the straw away to keep it from getting dirty.  Nothing like pulling a cup out of your purse that has attracted every bit of dirt and dust!  That is not a problem with the flip-it lid/straw.  LOVE THAT!
 

 

It is also the perfect size for my son.  Some of the cups are so big and bulky – not the Flip-it!  It’s easy for him to hold and fits in his wagon cup holder! He loves the bright colors and Sponge Bob design.  He’s never watched Sponge Bob – but he gets a kick out of his smiling face on his cup!
  
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Win your very own Nickelodeon Printed Flip-It Cup!   
***Disclosure: My Ramblings and Reviews received the Nuby Fish No-Spill Nickelodeon Printed Flip-It Cup for free in exchange for my honest opinion.  I have not received any compensation for hosting this giveaway.  Prize fulfillment and shipping will be handled by Nuby USA***
 

 
 

 

Sunday, February 23, 2014

The Nuby Travel Set Review


From Nuby:

 

·         The Nûby™ Travel Set is designed to keep your baby’s utensils and your diaper bag clean, tidy and hygienic whilst out and about. The handy travel case comes with an easy to use spoon and fork set and is perfect for mom and baby on the go.

 

·         Available at these retailers:

·          www.buybabydirect.com

·          www.cookieskids.com

·          www.idealbaby.com

·          www.kidslandusa.com

·          Ross Dress for Less

·          DD’s Discounts

·          Bealls

·          TJ Maxx

 

I’m a big fan of this product!  When I’m out and about with Baby V it’s nice to have utensils that are his size.   Not to mention, he’s a budding drummer so he bangs on the table with his silverware and the plastic is MUCH quieter than the traditional medal silverware. ;-)  I love that it has a travel case that keeps the spoons and forks clean.  I hate when there are utensils floating around in the diaper bag.  You never know what is clean or what Baby V has thrown on the floor.  That being said – Baby V usually throws a few forks and spoons on the floor before his dinner arrives. It’s nice to have a few spares!  
 
 

 
I would definitely recommend you get this product for your child or even give them as a gift! 

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Website: http://nuby.com/en/Products/