Simply Potatoes

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How you simplifying your summer?  It’s so hot here in Chicago, so the simpler dinner can be; the happier mom is.  Simply Potatoes does just that for dinner time.  First of all, there is the convenience.  There is no peeling, slicing, dicing or mashing potatoes.  Open the bag and that’s it.   They are better for you.  Their cut potatoes and steamables are all fat free, cholesterol free and 90 calories or less per serving.  Simply Potatoes has a ton of variety.  It is available in a number of mashed and cut varieties, delicious right out of the microwave, off the grill or added to your family’s favorite dish. Click here to see a full list of products.  Lastly, all of the potato products are gluten free (Simply Macaroni & Cheese contains wheat).
Best of all, I’ve tried several of their varieties and they are all good.  I personally love the Steakhouse Potatoes.  They are just soooo good.  I can only highly recommend trying out Simply Potatoes!

Refresh Wine Giveaway! #WineOverIce

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I’m slowly starting reviewing wine. That’s why I was glad to try Refresh Wine. I was able to bring it to a birthday party, so I got a few people’s thoughts about this wine. The first thing I have to tell you is that Refresh Wine got 2 thumbs up from everybody.

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Refresh by Turning Leaf comes in four light, refreshing wine options: Crisp White, Red Moscato, Moscato and Pink Moscato. All are $8. (Love how affordable these are!) These slightly fizzy wines are best served chilled, over ice, with a slice of orange or lime. They are also excellent with birthday cake. Refresh is a great option if you’re looking for something fizzier than still wine, less filling than beer or lighter than a cocktail.

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Since this is not like your typical wine, we had the grandma’s trying this. My SIL’s mom may have gotten a buzz, and she never drinks wine at parties! That’s how much these Refresh Wines were a hit! I too don’t drink a lot of wine, and I love these too! I may have had 3 glasses that night myself!

I also am “Refreshing It Forward” to a reader and friend. Her name is Samantha, and she blogs over at The Peanuts Gang. She just moved into a new house and what a great housewarming gift. Plus, who can’t use a bottle of wine while moving with a 4 year old and a 2 year old (and let’s not even talk about the fact that she also works and blogs!). She’s also just a great friend who deserves it.

You all are my friend too! That is why I have arranged for one lucky reader to win a “Wine Over Ice” kit valued at $50. The gift pack will include a gift card that the winner can use to purchase Refresh. The gift pack will also include additional items to help you enjoy Refresh anytime. Here’s what you need to do:

Refresh Wine Giveaway

Mrs. Fields Cook Bake

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As a mom, I bake a ton! I am always looking for products that will make my life easier and this Mrs. Fields Cook Bake does just that! I actually had one of my readers here ask that I review this! The Cook Bake is an all-in-one cookie sheet, cooling rack, and crisper! You can bake and cool your cookies in one easy-to-use pan! It eliminates the extra step of removing each cookie and placing them on a cooking rack (aka less stuff to have to wash!). Best of all, it is dishwasher safe! You can also use it as a crisper for foods like french fries!

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Now, I cheated and used some ready bake cookies to try the Cook Bake pan out. My thoughts? Impressed! It seemed to much more evenly bake the cookies. I loved that the bottoms and tops were baked perfectly instead of super crispy bottoms and not cooked tops. However, my most favorite part (well, besides no burnt cookies) is that I can cool the cookies without having to get out cooling racks! I also was impressed that the cookies didn’t stick to the pan either.

If you are in the market for a new cookie sheet, I highly recommend the Mrs. Fields Cook Bake!