Sunday, November 23, 2014

Secret Recipe Club Reveal Day: Pina Colada Rice Porridge

It’s that time of the month again!! Secret Recipe Club reveal day and believe it or not it’s the last one for my group this year! Wow time sure has flown by. This month it’s an honor to be working in JJ’s Kitchen over at 84thand3rd.

I was super excited to finally have a chance to work in her kitchen because she has some amazing recipes and uses ingredients that I don’t normally cook with. As someone who tends to get in a rut with the recipes I cook, and the ingredients I use, I think its fun to try new and exciting recipes. “The Norm” can be so boring!

JJ has an amazing collection of recipe you have to check out! It didn’t take long for me to find the perfect recipe and completely outside of my comfort zone. I never associate breakfast and brown rice which if you think about it really doesn’t make sense because brown rice is a grain just like oats and I love brown rice and cook with it a lot. 

I have to admit that I waste a lot of brown rice because when I make it I make an abundance of it with the intention of using it throughout the week but that often doesn’t happen. I always buy organic brown rice so it pains me when it goes to waste because of the cost. Using it for breakfast is a fantastic was to make it go further and to use it up when needed. With that being said this month’s secret recipe is Pina Colada Rice Porridge umm…. A Pina Colada for Breakfast? YES PLEASE!

This recipe is amazing I mean seriously amazing! I love Pina Coladas to begin with and I love anything coconut and pineapple so for me this recipe was a true winner! I absolutely loved the combination, and I love that I now have a new and wonderful breakfast idea. 

I have now made this recipe a half dozen times because I have been having it for breakfast each morning. It’s super easy, delicious, and filling. I need filling while watching my food intake. This recipe certainly did the trick. It never occurred to me all the breakfast ideas that could come from brown rice in the morning!

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  • 1/2 c cooked brown rice
  • 1/4 c water
  • 2 Tbsp. coconut milk or cream
  • 1/2 c fresh pineapple, cubed
  • Pinch sea salt
To garnish:
  • Toasted coconut
  • Pineapple slices
  • Lime zest
  1. Place pre-cooked brown rice, water, coconut milk and pineapple cubes in a small saucepan. Stir to combine and bring to a simmer.
  2. Simmer on medium-low 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally until well combined and heated through.
  3. Remove from heat and let sit for a minute. Stir through stevia. Garnish if you desire.

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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Manual Citrus Squeezer and Juicer Review #prioritychef

I love using my big juicer it’s amazing but there are times when I have no desire to do all the work that is required to use the juicer. I have to wash it and dry it then wash it again when I am doing using it. If I am in need of a small amount of juice there is no way I am going through all of that work.

I prefer to use my Priority Chef Jumbo Manual Squeezer it’s a large handy hand help juicer that gets the job done when you need it too! It’s not fancy but it’s perfect I love the size because it’s oversized to handle any lemon or lime that comes your way. I have even juices a few mini oranges and tangerines. I have seen my husband juice a few cuties to drizzle over yogurt.

The Priority Chef Jumbo Manual Squeezer is so hand a versatile that I use it all the time. Besides loving the size of this juicer I also love how durable it is. It’s a big help in the kitchen. I have used it several times to juice oranges for orange biscuits (my favorite) and of course for lime juice in my ice tea.

So far I have noticed that the pulp tends to stay intact when using the Priority Chef Jumbo Manual Squeezer I haven’t had to worry about any pulp floaters which I love. The only time I like pulp is in my orange juice other than that no pulp for me!

If you are looking for an amazing handheld juicer then the Priority Chef Jumbo Manual Squeezer is for you.  

  • DON'T WASTE A DROP! - The Priority Chef Jumbo Manual Squeezer manages to squeeze every last drop from your lemons, limes and oranges with ease. It is designed to extract every last drop from the fruit that you place inside the chamber. The chamber is large and can accommodate lemons and limes easily and even smaller oranges.
  • UNBREAKABLE SS304 STAINLESS STEEL - Don't waste your $$$ with cheap, aluminium manual squeezers that break after a few uses. Invest in a squeezer that will last a lifetime and looks great too! Made with industrial grade SS304 [18/10] strength stainless steel that will not rust or bend under pressure, this is the only citrus squeezer you will ever need.
  • DISHWASHER SAFE - Since the construction is made of SS304 stainless steel you can use a dishwasher to clean the squeezer. The premium steel used in the making of the squeezer can withstand the harsh temperatures and cleaning agents that other, low quality squeezers can't.
  • GET CREATIVE! - Cocktails! Want to be able to mix up some great cocktails without the hassle and mess of the old fashioned way? The manual juice press can prepare fresh citrus juice from lemons limes and oranges in seconds to make cocktails easier than ever before! Or, add that finishing touch at the dining table of fresh lemon drizzled over the delicious fish meal you prepared for your guests
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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Tens Handheld Electronic Pulse Massager Unit Review #TensUnit

If you are like most people there is something on your body that hurts most of the time and could use a really good massage. There are plenty of people who have back pain, neck pain, or even knee pain. My husband and I are two that have terrible knee pain especially after a good workout.

Tens Handheld Electronic Pulse Massager is a savior to anyone who has any type of body pain. My husband uses it nightly on his knees while watching television and has found the massager to be a life saver. I don’t think I could get the massager away from him if I tried.

The Santamedical electronic tens pulse massager features microcomputer controls therefore you can easily adjust massager with available six automatic programs and three diverse styles of modes. The highest will give you quiet a jolt so you will want to build up to the highest level.

Recomended by doctors, this is best handheld tens massager in the market I can’t even imagine one being better we love this massager. You can buy with Confidence, Santamedical unit is FDA approved.

Santamedical unit  is a very high quality massage that gives you a professor feeling massage and is designed with quality and durability in mind.

  1. Six Auto Modes (stimulation programs), , Fully-adjustable Speed & Intensity, High Frequency stimulation to relieve pain
  2. 4 Attachment pads included, Power: DC 6V (4 AAA batteries included)
  3. Best unit for Stress, Muscle Soreness, Stiffness, or Chronic Pain. The Simplest Tens Pulse Massager Is Also the Most Advanced
  4. LCD shows massage style, intensity and time remaining. Three selectable massages
  5. Small and Lightweight - At only 5.3 Oz, is no bigger than a remote control, , this unit packs enough power to thoroughly massage your body, but can travel with you anywhere you like. For more information visit
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Herbed Sausage Stuffing

This recipe is really great! I didn’t have a lot of expectations because I have never had sausage dressing. I thought it was great. I didn’t think anyone one else in my house would like it but everyone gobbled it down. The next time I make this I am going to use hot sausage instead of mild I think the hot would be amazing.

It’s a very hearty recipe. I didn’t really follow the original recipe and this is actually a half recipe. It’s really good and easy. I would make it again that’s for sure!

  • 1 (16 ounce) packages Regular Flavor Jimmy Dean Pork Sausage
  • 4 ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 3/4 cup diced onions
  • 3/4 cup diced celery
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons poultry seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 (8 ounce) package herbed dry bread cubes
  • 1 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 egg, lightly beaten
  1. Preheat oven to 325 F.
  2. In a large saucepan or stockpot, cook sausage over medium-high heat, stirring frequently until thoroughly cooked and no longer pink. 
  3. Add mushrooms, onion, celery and garlic; cook 10-12 minutes or until onion is translucent, stirring frequently. 
  4. Transfer mixture to a large bowl; add remaining ingredients and stir well. 
  5. Pour into a buttered 2-quart casserole.
  6. Bake covered for 60 minutes.
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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

(Not So... Wordless Wednesday) HoneyBaked #Giveaway


Check out more pictures of our Early Thanksgiving Dinner thanks to HoneyBaked. We all had a fantastic time, and a delicious dinner! HoneyBaked wants to include the readers at Colie’s Kitchen in on all the fun!

With HoneyBaked you can be a winner too! Enter to win $500 in gifts cards to places like, HoneyBaked, William Sonoma, and Amazon.  CLICK HERE to enter!

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Dot & Dot Small Packing Organizer Review #packingcubes

Have you ever heard of Dot & Dot travel cubes? They are travel packing organizers that allow you to easily pack your stuff for a trip and with the see through mesh you can easily see what is in each cube.

They have see through mesh but at the same time they help you maintain your privacy while you go through hotel security. 

Dot & Dot travel cubes have to be one of the handiest things I have ever used to travel with. At first I saw the size 11" x 6.75" x 3" and didn’t think there would be much that I could pack in them when in fact I was able to load them up with no problems. One cube I got 10 pairs of socks, another cube I got 5 t-shirts, and another cube I packed for a short weekend trip I got 5 pairs of undies, and 5 pairs of socks in just one cube. I even had enough cubes to pack my electronics in one.

I think these are the best travel companions I have ever seen in my life. For my recent weekend trip I was able to easily just slip them in a backpack and for a longer week trip they went into my suitcase perfectly. I loved that I was able to easily see what was in each cube when I got to my hotel without having to open up each one. For once I actually felt organized while on a trip. That never happens. 

Normally I am unloaded the entire suitcase each time I need one small thing. Using the Dot & Dot travel cubes saved me a ton of time and effort. I am in love with these cubes! I should also note that my husband is completely jealous of my cubes too!!

Product Benefits:
  • See through mesh panel of these travel packing organizers allows you to easily find what you need.
  • Maintain your privacy while going through security in the airport.
  • Save time ironing your clothes at the hotel. The packing cube set will help minimize wrinkles on your clothes.
  • Maximize your luggage space so you can squeeze in more of your stuff.
  • Traveling with the entire family? Make packing and unpacking easy by assigning a cube per person or purpose.
  • Save time packing and unpacking by allowing you to unpack only what you need.
  • These travel packing cubes fit on your luggage, duffel, suitcase, backpack, slim bags on on their own.
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(Late) Menu Plan Monday November 17-23, 2014

Happy Monday!!

This weekend we participated in one of many Thanksgiving holidays we have on the menu this month! Our dinner was amazing and I am sure the rest will be amazon too!!

Yesterday we have to pick up 40 pounds of chicken breast from Zaycon. I love having a freezer full of good food!!  Have you tried Zaycon Foods out yet? 

Here is our menu plan. What do you have cookin’ this week?

 Week Day 
 Main Course 
 Side Dish 
Leftovers from the weekend

Parmesan Crusted ChickenSteamed VegetablesMac-n-Cheese
Ham Salad Sandwiches
Red Beans Rice
Chef Salads

Sausage Jambalaya 
Smoked BrisketPotatoesSalad

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Monday, November 17, 2014

Yalmeh Glory Eye Bright Gel☆Brightening Eye Cream☆ Review #EyeGel

I have had the pleasure of trying several of Yalmeh  products and I have to tell you so far I love them all but their Glory Eye Bright Eye Cream has to be my favorite.

Using Glory Eye Bright Eye Cream leaves my eyes looking amazing. Not only are the fine lines around my eyes starting to diminish but my biggest pleasure and surprise is that the dark circles around my eyes are lightening. I have always had major dark circles so I couldn’t be any more thrilled about that.

Yalmeh’s Glory Eye Bright Eye Cream should be called miracle eyes because it really does leave my eyes looking great! I love how absorbent it is too. I don’t have the best luck with a lot of creams because most of the time it just sits on my face and my skin never absorbs it. It ends up being sticky and a mess. The Glory Eye Bright Eye Cream is just the opposite. My skin loves it and absorbs it in no time. I normally put it on right before bed and that seems to work well for me. I am sure you could put it on under your cosmetics too. Yes, it works that well! You know there are a lot of products that you just can’t put on before your cosmetics or your face will be a sticky mess all day but with Glory Eye Bright Eye Cream you should see the results you are looking for.

LUXURIOUS FEEL - It contains Plant Stem Cells and Matrixyl 3000 and Hyaluronic Acid for Superior Anti Aging Effects which hydrate the flimsy eye area (including eye lids) to avoid premature ageing. The Eye Gel (Not Eye Cream) is specifically has an advanced formula for the delicate skin around your eyes to reverse the signs of aging. Is soft and feels soothing when you put it on. In fact, some have described the feeling as luxurious. It is not greasy. Formulated for Quick Absorption.

DARK CIRCLES AND PUFFINESS? Are you troubled by dark circles and puffiness under your eyes? Do people think you party too much or don't get enough sleep, even though the real problems are your family genes or broken capillaries under the eyes? If you are still looking to find real, effective anti-aging treatment for the eye area then look no further. Yalmeh Glory Eye Bright Gel (Not Eye Cream) Dramatically reduce the appearance of Dark circles, Puffiness, Dryness and Sagging around the eyes and Increases softness, firms and plumps the skin around the eyes.People also use it around the mouth, forehead and cheek area and have seen similar results in those areas.

SAFE, ALL NATURAL INGREDIENTS- Yalmeh Glory Eye Bright Gel contains all natural ingredients, no toxic chemicals or cancer causing additives - no mineral oil, sulfates or alcohol ,propylene glycol or paraben. We do not test our products on animals NEVER-EVER. This is the BEST EYE GEL and is an effective natural solution for all types of skin. And, it lasts forever - a little goes a long way. And what matters most, however, is that the Yalmeh Glory Eye Gel works incredibly well. You will feel better both inside and out. THIS EYE GEL is 100% natural & 75% organic.

REDUCE FINE LINES - Watch the fine lines in the corners of your eyes be reduced to the point that they are no longer visible. With Yalmeh Glory Eye Bright Gel, you will see the difference in the morning. Your skin will look younger, feel softer and the areas under your eyes will look lighter. People who have used it around their mouth, forehead and cheek areas, have seen similar results in those areas. Our products are Made in the U.S.A. in our Advanced FDA Registered Facility. Everyone that uses our products, come back for more. We must be doing something right!

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Saturday, November 15, 2014

Bring HoneyBaked Into Your Home for the Holidays #Giveaway #HoneyBakedHoliday

This year my family and I had an early Thanksgiving Dinner! Our dinner was probably the easiest Thanksgiving dinners we have ever had. Our smoked turkey, ham, and many of our sides came from HoneyBaked!

We visited the First Colony HoneyBaked location in Sugarland, Texas to pick out everything we were going to need for our Thanksgiving dinner. The wonderful staff was beyond helpful. Not only did they pick out the perfect pieces of meat that were just the right size to feed our family but they recommend the perfect sides too.

The First Colony HoneyBaked employees we also so kind as to tell us all of their specials as soon as we walked through the door. I think half of the time I was in there I spent just chatting with the guys behind the counter. 

HoneyBaked is more than just an amazing place to get dinner but they have the best customer service I have ever dealt with. By the time I walked out of HoneyBaked I knew I would be back. Their staff was so nice and friendly that I left feeling like a very valued customer.

HoneyBaked is the easiest way to celebrate the holiday and that just what we did. Simply pick up dinner, unwrap and heat. You can’t get any more stress free than letting HoneyBaked do the cooking for you. 

Our dinner was amazing! The Smoked turkey is absolutely the best turkey I have eaten. It had a deep smoky flavor, with a nice sweet crust. The ham is unforgettable too! It has a crispy sweet outside with a succulent juicy inside.  It’s one of those meals you want to keep eating and eating even though you know you can’t eat anymore!

From HoneyBaked we purchased their ham, smoked turkey, and a few sides, Spinach artichoke for appetizers, macaroni and cheese, stuffing, and sweet potato soufflé. Of course we couldn’t leave HoneyBaked without dessert we brought home pecan pie and Bananas foster! Oh My! 

Although after dinner we couldn’t eat any more food we somehow managed to eat a lot of dessert. Their bananas foster and pecan pie were amazing along with a scoop of ice cream. I have to thank the men behind the counter at HoneyBaked First Colony for that suggestion… delicious!

HoneyBaked is the perfect way to start and finish the holiday season. You can’t beat any choice you make at HoneyBaked.

From now until 1/11/15 you can enter to win a $25,000 HoneyBaked Kitchen Makeover when you buy a Ham and Turkey Breast bundle.

Check out this amazing limited time coupon for $8.00 off any Bone-in Ham and Turkey Breast or Boneless Ham and Turkey Breast from HoneyBaked Ham to help you make your holiday dinner easy and delicious! (This offer is valid only at the following locations: Rolling Meadows, Orland Park, Villa Park, Morton Grove, Naperville, Chicago, Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington, Plano, Mesquite, Hurst, Lewisville, Houston, Austin, Spring, Clear Lake, Sugar Land, Indianapolis, Ferndale, Grand Rapids, Roseville, Birmingham, Troy, West Bloomfield, Livonia, Flint, Dearborn Heights, Sterling Heights, Taylor, Ann Arbor, Canton Township, Oklahoma City, Pittsburgh, Mechanicsburg, Monroeville, San Antonio, Bellevue, and Lynnwood. For store addresses click here.) 

HoneyBaked Ham is giving away $500 in Gift Cards to some of your favorite places! You can enter below! a Rafflecopter giveaway 
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