The Green Earth Pan by Ozeri

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Can I tell you how much I love my 8″ Green Earth Frying Pan ? It is one of the first pans on the market that is non-stick but also free of PTFE, PFOA, and other harmful chemicals. You don’t have to worry about this pan giving off toxic fumes! It is made with a durable scratch resistant ceramic. The elevated texture on the plan creates air pockets which distribute the heat underneath food to enhance cooking. We have found that our food cooks quicker with this pan! The patterned surface also helps prevent food from bonding for superior non-stick performance and easy cleaning. There is also a silicon coated handle. It is even induction stove safe!

We’ve tested this out several times. Nothing we’ve made has stuck to this. I can only recommend these frying pans for your kitchen!

SmartShopper Review and Giveaway

This contest is over.  The winner is Michelle. Congrats!

Every so often a product comes out that I seriously don’t know how I lived without it.  The SmartShopper is that product for me.  I can’t tell you how many times I have been working on a shopping list to have it disappear to who knows where.  Then I have to restart my list, and I have no idea what was on there.  I also have had my list walk off with little children who are trying to help (even though they don’t know how to read and write).  Now, if you have kids, you all know what I am talking about.  However, the SmartShopper really is my answer to this.  The SmartShopper is an automated grocery organizer that allows you to add items to your shopping list by simply speaking into it. Yes, it is seriously that easy. You can edit and customize your SmartShopper using the easy-to-read LED display, and SmartShopper will automatically sort your items alphabetically. Now, there are 2,500 things already listed in here that are categorized. There is going to be something you need that isn’t listed. No problem. You can easily add your custom entries. The best part: when you are ready to go grocery shopping, hit the button that says print. It will print you your list printed out into categories!  You have no idea how much time this saves me.  I use to make my list and then rewrite it that way!  You can also wall mount this or stick it on your refrigerator (which is what I did).  I literally just walk around the kitchen and figure out what we need.  I hit record, say the item, select the item it thinks I said, and then repeat. That’s it! Now, if you are interested in purchasing a SmartShopper can use the exclusive code LM12398 until December 31 to receive $5 off your order. Also, all orders placed between now and December 31 will receive free ground shipping (although be sure to order before December 18, if you want the SmartShopper by Christmas).

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Lisa Cooking

Good luck! This contest will end December 16, 2008 at 8:00 PM CST and is for US residents only.

Lisa’s Chili

Now, this is a very simple recipe since this was the first time I made this! We fed 6 adults and two kids with this and still had leftovers. It is not spicy, so everyone should be able to eat it (I have a 4 year old and a 1 year old so spicy is out of the question here).

 

 

Lisa's Chili
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 2 cups of elbow macaroni
  • 28 oz can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 can kidney beans
  • 2 15 oz cans of tomato sauce
  • 1 46 oz bottle of tomato juice (this can actually be smaller however that is what I bought)
  • 1 pkg of chili seasoning
Instructions
  1. Brown ground beef and onion together and drain. Also, make the elbow macaroni noodles as directed on the box.
  2. In the meantime, put the diced tomatoes, kidney beans, tomato sauce, and chili seasoning into a stick pot and stir together. Pour the beef and noodles in when done. Stir. Bring to a boil, then cook on low until you are ready to eat. Add in the tomato juice when and if you feel like the chili is becoming too think. I ended up using about 23 oz of the tomato juice, because we ate this during a football game.
Notes
You are able to add whatever topping you like when serving. I personally did shredded cheese while my husband added hot sauce, shredded cheese, and oyster crackers.