5 Minute Veggie Dinner Salad with the Magimix Food Processor

5 Minute Family Sized Veggie Dinner Salad with Magimix Food Processor

I was provided with a product sample to share my experiences. I have this quirky love for preparing dinner. Well, any meal really. Except for breakfast, that one always makes me feel like a crazed short order cook trying to time everything just right. But in general, my favorite part of the meal is preparing the food. I actually find it quite relaxing to slowly dice vegetables, sear meat and watch a pot as it begins to boil. I'd do it every … [Read more...]

New at Best Buy | Dyson DC65 Animal Vacuum Cleaner Review #DysonatBestBuy

Dyson DC65 Animal Vacuum Review

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. Over the years, cleaning has become quite the job for me. Being a work-from-home-mom, it actually IS my job. And one of my tools of the trade is the best vacuum cleaner I can get my hands on. There's only one that cleans better than any other vacuum across carpets and hard floors and that's a DYSON! After … [Read more...]

New Crock-Pot Slow Cooker with iStir & Slow Cooker Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes with Ham Recipe

slow cooker scalloped potatoes with ham recipe

Now that the holidays are over, I've been thinking about how I'm going to get my house (and kitchen) back in order. We got all of our decorations packed away and now tackling my kitchen is on my to-do list. The first thing to get done is getting all of the holiday dinner left-overs out of my refrigerator. The vegetables have already been tossed into a homemade vegetable soup for lunches this week and now we're using up the leftover ham. One of my … [Read more...]

Cooking with the Panasonic Microcomputer Fuzzy Logic Rice Cooker

Panasonic Fuzzy Microcomputer Rice Cooker

For the past year or so I've heard a lot of online friends talk about how much they love their rice cooker. Up until about a week ago I had never used or even understood the need for a whole appliance dedicated to cooking rice. I've always just bought a box, tossed it in a pot of boiling water and drained it. Simple process. Then I was introduced to the Panasonic Microcomputer Controlled Fuzzy Logic Rice Cooker with One Touch … [Read more...]

No More Dirty, Dirty Dish Rags! #MaytagMoms

Maytag® Jetclean® Plus Dishwasher

About a year and half ago our dishwasher BROKE! I seriously wanted to cry. I grew up with a dishwasher, had one in every apartment we ever lived in and our new house came with one. Doing dishes by hand was not something I was familiar with and honestly, I didn't want to be familiar with it. In a house of five, there are a ton of dishes to get cleaned on a daily basis. To do those by hand would wreak havoc on my skin and you know what, it did. … [Read more...]

Cooking with the Maytag Gemini Electric Double Oven Range #MaytagMoms

Maytag Double Oven Range

With Christmas less than a week away now, there's a lot going on in our home. Aside from the usual cleaning, grocery shopping and gift wrapping, we're also getting our kitchen ready for the big dinner. One thing I'm really counting on is my Maytag kitchen appliance group. Since Christmas dinner will be hosted at my house I have the task of baking the ham, rolls, macaroni and cheese. I'll also be filling up the top of my range with assorted … [Read more...]

Kitchen Find | Black & Decker Family-Sized Electric Nonstick Griddle

family sized electric griddle

Cooking breakfast for a large family can often prove to be a difficult task. That's why, as a parent of three hungry children, I look for kitchen appliances that are built to produce enough food for a lot of hungry little mouths. One appliance I turn to often for our Sunday breakfast is the Black & Decker Family-Sized Electric Nonstick Griddle. To learn more about this product be sure to visit SmartCookingGuide.com for my full review … [Read more...]

How to Bake Homemade Bread for the Holidays with Breadman

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Baking homemade bread can often be a daunting task, especially for someone inexperienced with the ingredients, kneading and shaping process. If you want the texture and flavor of homemade bread without all of the guesswork, there's the Breadman Convection Bread Machine option. At less than $200, it offers you the ability to bake up to a two pound loaf of fresh, homemade bread. This holiday season, why not skip the flour clouds, kneading and … [Read more...]