Thursday, January 14, 2016

Nadia Hates Eating

I have to start this off by saying that our almost 7 month old baby girl, hates eating. Around 4 months old, our pediatrician told us she was ready to start solid foods so we, on a weekly occasion, fed her some pureed vegetables and fruits. It wasn't terribly frequent, and she never seemed to catch on to enjoying big people food.

Fast forward to 6 months old, the age where it is now generally accepted for most babies to eat pureed solids, and we are trying to step up our game a little. Feeding her every day is now more of a necessity in trying to get her used to the texture. You see, that's basically been her problem this whole time. We took her out with us to Hibachi lunch and let her have onion soup broth (cooled, of course) and she adored it. So I'm pretty sure the texture of the solid foods is what bothers her most.

Anyway, I've been wanting to record her food reactions for people, because I personally find them hilarious. Tiki Tiki Baby sent us some bibs to try out for the occasion (and of course for daily use) and I couldn't be more excited to be working with this brand. These are the softest and easiest to use bibs I've ever tried and Nadia is my third child! There are two snaps on the side (versus traditional back position) so that they can be snapped in up to three different sizes. The snaps close and release very easily, which is a major bonus.

These bibs are THICK too. They absorb moisture really well and the terry like back is great for cleaning up the seat tray when the meal is over. The front is incredibly soft, so it works really well for wiping baby's face and let me just say, these are sort of BIG which is exceptionally great for catching EVERYTHING.

Anyway, we definitely love this bib set, which you can purchase on Amazon here through our affiliate link and we'd love if you check out this short video clip of Nadia refusing to eat pears.

Thanks so much for watching the video & reading our review. Don't forget to click through the video to youtube & subscribe to our channel!

This review was sponsored by Tiki Tiki Baby, however all experiences & opinions are our own. 

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Cookpanion: The Review

Hey all! So this review was a bit tricky to do as I have a few problems using the product, but honestly, it was all user error! So, I want to show you this new app, it's a facebook app for pages to share their recipes and for users to make lists & files of their favorite recipes. I already added the recipes that I have here on this blog and will be adding every new recipe to it as well. I love it!

So to see how it works, watch this quick video I made and then head over to my facebook page to check it out for yourself!

Disclosure: This review is sponsored, meaning I was compensated a small amount for my time to write & record the video, but my opinions are my own and not paid for. All footage is unique to me and all experiences are my own. I thank you for reading and watching!

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Midori Spring Matcha - Review

Thanks for checking out this review of Midori Spring Matcha!

To make my Matcha tea, I used a milk frother, Midoria Spring Matcha, and a coffee cup. I would've used a tea cup, but since we recently moved and I don't know where mine is, I used a regular mug.

I used a half teaspoon of matcha for a 4 oz cup of tea. 

Traditionally, you would use a special matcha whisk. I don't have one, but a milk frother works incredibly well!

The end result is a gorgeous, smooth and frothy cup of green matcha tea. Yum!

The tea sent to me by Midori Spring was of incredibly superior quality, with a very bold taste!
(This review is under construction - I apologize for the inconvenience.)

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Besties Milk Frother - Review

Hey all! This is another review that will be edited a couple times in the coming weeks while I continue using this product! But first, I need to share with you the video review I did that included this product!

This review includes a product that was given to me for free in exchange for my review. All opinions and experiences are my own.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Mixologist World Cocktail Shaker Review & Demo

Hey all!
I just wanted to share with you my demonstration & review of the Mixologist World Cocktail shaker I recently received.

Just a few key points that I loved.
1) No leaks, both the lid and the cap seal really well.
2) Measuring cup does both 1 oz & 1 Tablespoon
3) Stainless steel, great for quick dishwasher cleanup.
4) Comes with recipe book and e-books for recipe ideas.
5) Built in strainer.

This shaker was provided to us for review at no cost, we were not paid for this review. All opinions and experiences are our own. Thanks!

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Quantum Crush Herb Grinder Review & Demo

Hey all! Later this week I'll be making soap again, but I've been busy all weekend preparing a new review video (hey, Test Kitchen Thursday doesn't NEEEEED to be on Thursday!) and such. This review here though is just for the blog because the video content was very short and will be embedded here!

So Quantum Crush sent me this herb grinder and I'm pretty sure it's probably used for grinding up *cough* medicinal *cough* herbs. But I care zero as I know I'll find great use for this in my kitchen.

I'm demonstrating in this video how to use this to grind Rosemary as well as how to use this to grind peppercorns if you don't have a pepper grinder (or if your pepper grinder broke like ours!)

So make sure to turn up the volume on this one...

And don't forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel!

Again, if you missed that last bit on the peppercorns. Make sure to use the grinder upside down (put peppercorns in the lid!) otherwise the little peppercorns will just fall through the holes!

I definitely loved this little thing and will give it a 5 star review on Amazon, where you can purchase your own!

I only had one complaint and that's that the little black bag it comes in is basically pointless. It took me five minutes to get it out because it's TOO small and I definitely won't be able to fit it back in. I'm not reducing a star for this extra, useless item but I do hope they either switch to a bigger bag or just remove it from the product packaging entirely.

This product was provide to me free of charge in return for my honest review, all opinions and experiences are my own and this little demonstration was a bonus for you!

Monday, November 30, 2015

Sunsella Stainless Veggie Steamer - Review

If you watched the most recent episode of Thursday Test Kitchen, you'll see I reviewed a vegetable steamer product by Sunsella.

I wanted to elaborate a little on my review that I did in that video by sharing a few photos showing the features I liked AND the features I disliked on this item. If you haven't watched the TTK from Nov. 19, I've embedded the video here for your convenience (and if you're not subscribed to my channel, click here to do so!)

Without further ado, a few photos of my favorite (and unfavorite features!)

I LOVE that this is stainless steel. It cleans up great in the dishwasher and like my favorite steamer that my grandma had when I was growing up, it's of the traditional fan out style.

I do NOT like that there are no feet covers to protect my nonstick pans. This product could benefit greatly from some rubber or silicone feet covers. I won't be giving this full stars because I can't use this steamer in more than one of my kitchen pans.

Overall this is a great product, it's quite large and holds tons of veggies! I do recommend this steamer, just don't expect to use it on any type of non stick coated pan.

As mentioned in the youtube video, this product was sent to me in exchange for my honest review. As you can see from this detailed blog post and the video, I did test this product prior to making a decision on how I feel about the product's performance. All opinions are my own.