Dexas Giveaway!

I love Dexas products.  We’ve been using them for years here, and they just do what they are suppose to.  They last.  I don’t ask much more out of my kitchen stuff than that.  I have several products I want to tell you about, and I’m giving away a Dexas prize pack to one lucky reader!

Screen Shot 2013-05-01 at 9.41.54 PMThe Chop & Scoop cutting board has an innovative design ideal for cutting juicy fruits and vegetables. The curved edges keep juices contained, and the unique shape and grip handle make it easy to chop, lift, and scoop foods into pans and bowl. It is made with 100% virgin polypropylene.  This cutting board is non-stick, non-absorbent, odor resistant and will not dull knives.  Best of all, it is dishwasher safe!

I love this cutting board.  For my house, it is the perfect size.  Besides using it to cut fruits and vegetables, it is the perfect size for grilling outdoors.  Granted, that’s not a cutting board use, but I love products that can be used for many things.  Bill’s grilled hamburgers many times, and we used this to bring the burgers back in the house!  I really like this and can only recommend it!

Screen Shot 2013-05-01 at 9.48.00 PMI absolutely love this KlipScoops. These scoops literally help with your portion control. The pre-measured volume helps avoid overfeeding! The attached clip allows you to seal your pet food or bag of chips depending on how you are using it. They collapse flat for storage savings and while using as clip. These too are dishwasher-safe.

As someone who is watching her weight, I love these. They allow me to snack while still maintaining my weight loss. They come in 1/2 cup, 1 cup, and 2 cup varieties, so there are many things you can use them on and with! I do think they are pretty sweet.

Screen Shot 2013-05-01 at 9.53.45 PMThese Salad Hands are ideal for tossing, scooping, and serving salads, pasta, and more! These uniquely designed salad hands with rubber grip handles keep hands from slipping into the bowl. They are non-porous & non-absorbent and made from a durable poly with grip handles. Best of all, they are dishwasher-safe & food safe.

As somebody who eats salads daily, I love this! It beats using my hands to get my lettuce out! It also works super great for parties!

Screen Shot 2013-05-01 at 9.56.51 PMThis generous size 5 quart salad bowl has a color accent non-slip grip handle and non-skid base. It sets a beautiful complement to salad and pastas. This too is dishwasher safe.

Love this product. I love that I can use it both for salads or chips! It is truly an all purpose bowl especially when you add the Klipkup. It is just the perfect size for so many things! Its great for chips at home with your family or for a party.

Screen Shot 2013-05-01 at 10.01.09 PM The Klipkup is awesome. It has a 8oz./1 Cup capacity, and its sturdy clip securely attaches to most bowls and serveware. It is perfect for dips, salsa, salad fixings, ice cream toppings, and much more! It has a stainless Steel spring, is made of safe ABS, and best of all, is dishwasher safe.

Love this! It is the perfect size!

Screen Shot 2013-05-01 at 10.11.26 PMTurbo Fan Salad Spinner is an in sink salad spinner with turbo fan air dryer. Unlike conventional salad spinners that use centrifugal force only, the DEXAS turbo fan spinner also adds large volumes of air to actually blow water off greens and vegetables. The DEXAS Turbo Fan lever spinning handle gears up to high speed quickly and effortlessly engaging the fan with every spin cycle to pull air in and push water out of the basket.

Now, you have to use this in your sink or you will have water everywhere. My only complaint is that I have to transfer my lettuce out of here to store. However, it definitely performs as advertised! Your lettuce definitely comes out dryer, and it is easy to take apart to throw into the dishwasher.

Like I said, Dexas just has so many great products which is why I am giving away a Dexas Prize Pack. Now, I know that all of you can’t win, so I have arranged for you to get free shipping if you order from Dexas. Just use promo code lisacooking! Here’s what you need to do to win:

Additional Contest Rules:
This contest is open to US residents.

There is no cash value prize equivalent for this contest.

Winner will have 48 hours upon notification being sent to claim the prize, if winner does not respond within 48 hours, then the winner forfeits the prize and a new winner will be chosen.

HoneyBaked

I have driven past HoneyBaked so many times. I just assumed that they just had ham. I don’t make ham a lot and I don’t normally have to make too many big dinners so they never really crossed my radar. However, I will be the first to admit how wrong I was.

Did you know that HoneyBaked caters? Did you know you can walk into HoneyBaked and eat lunch? Did you know that you can stop in there and get an easy and affordable meal for your family for dinner tonight? Me either! That’s one of the many things I learned the evening last week I went and got to check out HoneyBaked.

One of the many things I learned that night was that they glaze the hams right in the store. We actually got to watch them do it. (It was pretty cool.) They use a gluten free glaze and only glaze the amount of hams they will need for the day (to keep the ham fresh). Now, you can walk in and request exactly what you want too. (Though, they do a darn good job with it!).

What other products does HoneyBaked carry? They have port, beef, turkey roasts, ribs, shredded beef, and pork in barbecue sauce for sandwiches, deli sides, whole turkeys, desserts, turkey breasts, thin sliced honey bacon, and more.  I got to try a lot of it:

It was so good. Good just doesn’t describe how good it was though. It tasted homemade. The cinnamon apples literally melted in your mouth. I could easily pick this up for a holiday and pass it off that I made it at home (though it was way better than anything I could have made at home!). Little things like fresh bread delivered daily and fresh produce delivered three times a week make a difference. It makes their food all that much better than everyone else out there!

If you like their food, they have a great loyalty program too. If you buy 5 dinners, you get the 6th one for 50% off! The lunch box card is buy five lunches and get the 6th one free.

Want to try HoneyBaked now that I’ve made you hungry? You can! Here is a coupon for $10 off, so you can enjoy HoneyBaked for dinner tonight!

TIP #1 for T-fal’s Healthy Summer Challenge: Change Your Thinking

If you are trying to be healthy this summer, there are many things you need to do. If you follow my personal blog, you will know that I have lost over 46 lbs in the last 21 weeks, so I personally have made many life changes to do so!

What do I mean by change your thinking? Well, as I have personally learned, you have to change how you view not only food, but how you think about life in general. Eating healthy and weight loss is a marathon. It is not a sprint. It is not something you quickly get over and go back to normal. It is more of the matra: slow and steady win the race. People who truly make changes are going to keep the weight off. People who go for quick fixes will gain the weight back.

The other part of changing your thinking is that you have to look at weight loss each week. One pound less is still one pound less. If you didn’t lose weight last week, celebrate that you didn’t gain any weight back. I just got back from vacation, and I lost 2.6 lbs in the last 2 weeks while on vacation. I would have loved to have lost 4 lbs in the last two weeks. However, I am celebrating that I was able to lose weight on vacation since I wasn’t able to watch what I ate as closely as I normally do. We ended up having to eat out a lot, and I had to make smart choices. You have to change that thinking that if you don’t lose 1-2 lbs a week that you are a failure. You are not a failure! Instead, any weight loss is a success!!! We often tell our children to try their best and that is what counts. We often forget that ourselves.

As far as exercise, it isn’t all or nothing that even I bought into. I had to change my thinking that taking the dog on a walk was exercise that wouldn’t kill me or give me a heart attack. Exercise is not boring. You just have to find something you like, and there are so many things out there that can get your butt off the couch that you enjoy. My husband loves to swim, and for him, that’s not even exercise. For me, I actually like to Zumba. It burns about 1000 calories a class, and it isn’t boring. Even though I am not all that coordinated, I can do it. If I can, anyone can!

Most of all, if you want to have healthier summer, you need to change your thinking. Be positive and believe you can do it!