Wednesday, May 5, 2021

The Unofficial ALDI Cookbook - Review and Giveaway


Book Overview:

Get ready to discover the countless wallet-friendly and tasty meals you can make with one-stop shopping using your favorite ALDI products!

Introducing The Unofficial ALDI Cookbook: Delicious Recipes Made with Fan Favorites from the Award-Winning Grocery Store [978-1-64604-124-4, $17.95, Ulysses Press, February 23, 2021] by Jeanette Hurt, a full-color cookbook that takes simple, budget-friendly ALDI-brand ingredients and turns them into fantastic dishes.

ALDI started out as Albrecht’s grocery store in 1913 in Germany. Eventually, the Albrecht brothers took over from their mama, and they turned it into Albrecht Discount, or ALDI, for short. In 1976, ALDI opened its first store in the United States in Iowa. Today, the company’s on track to become the third largest grocery chain in the United States, with more than two thousand stores open now.

Fans of ALDI, it’s time to celebrate your love of the best-ever grocery store with a cookbook dedicated entirely to your favorite products. From healthy appetizers to restaurant-worthy comfort food classics and everything in between, you’ll be surprised at the amazing breakfasts, lunches, and dinners you can make after a shopping trip to your local ALDI, including Wine Slushie, Dalgona Coffee Two Ways, Jade’s JalapeƱo Dip, Baked Onion Soup, Pancake Cereal, Cake Mix Coffee Cake, Baked Salmon with Honey-Mustard Sauce, Stuffed Chicken Breasts, Cannoli Dip, and much more!

With The Unofficial ALDI Cookbook in hand, it’s never been easier to become an ALDI fanatic!


My Review:

I like to shop at ALDI once every couple of months.  The store carries so much stuff that's affordable, and stuff I can't find at other grocery stores.  With The Unofficial ALDI Cookbook, I can create recipes that are delicious and aren't expensive.   There's many recipes that an "average cook" can create without going above budget or looking for ingredients you can't normally find at ALDI.  

Other than the fact that the pages don't always lay flat, this cookbook is one of my favorite I've owned.  Not only does it have so many recipes (some I've made and more I plan on making) but it also full of tips, pointers, facts and strategies.   

The cookbook is divided into different sections, and includes information about ALDI history and pointers.  There are 75 recipes and illustrations to help you create a delicious appetizer, drink, or meal.  

We've cooked up a few of the recipes already, with plans to make more. A couple that we really like are the Smoked Salmon Dip and the Cake Mix Coffee Cake. The recipes do not require high-dollar ingredients and I've found that it does not cost much as a whole to feed the family.

I'm not a cookbook collector, but I'm sure this is one I will keep and refer to often. There are loads of meals that I can't wait to still try.


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Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Mixtiles: The Perfect Mother's Day Gift - Review


As we approach Mother's Day following a trying year for mom's all over the world, I wanted to let you know about Mixtiles — the app which turns phone pics into 8"x8" photo tiles that stick and re-stick to your walls without nails or any damage — as the perfect option for any affordable or personalized gifts you may be purchasing.  Mixtiles is, quite simply, Instagram come to life!

While many of us have had to spend a significant amount of time at home this year, Mixtiles has helped people liven up their homes with an affordable and hassle-free way to re-decorate and transform their walls with pictures of our most precious gifts — our children. Mixtiles ships orders for free and tiles arrive in just days (that's right - no need to leave home for this DIY project!). Costing as little as $11 a print, the company produces an average of 20,000-25,000 tiles per day, with over 5,000+ five-star reviews across iOS and Android.


Jason and I recently purchased a new (to us) camper.  He rarely "demands" anything from me but was pretty adamant that I do not put nails on the walls to hang any decor.  He is afraid it will ruin the walls due to how they are made.  And, that right there is where Mixtiles became the perfect solution for me!

Mixtiles do not require hardware to hang.  There's a strong adhesive that holds them to a clean wall or surface.  You can choose to upload pictures from Instagram, Facebook, or your computer.  There's also five different border options.  

Once I uploaded my pics, I was able to position them to the best focal point.  Upon receiving the Mixtiles, I was more than elated.  The quality of pictures is superb.  The backing reminds me of a hard, think foam.  I stuck the Mixtiles up on a wall in my camper and can now  see family photos that mean a lot.  

Whether it be Mother's Day, another celebration, or "just because", I highly recommend Mixtiles as a company to purchase your wall photos.


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Thursday, April 15, 2021

Man, I Feel Like A (New) Woman

 Referencing the Shania Twain song, I'm hoping to "Feel Like A Woman" soon.  My body's been put through the ringer and I'm ready to feel better.  Any day now.....

As many of you know, I had two surgeries in December.  One was scheduled, the other emergency.  The doctor thought that would fix a lot of my issues.  And it did.....for a month.  I started bleeding again like a stuck pig in a slaughterhouse and haven't been feeling right.  So, the doctor ordered a DiVinci Surgery to remove my uterus and cervix.  In other words, a hysterectomy with the aid of robotic arms.  

For your viewing pleasure is the meal I ordered from the hospital - steamed broccoli, bacon slices, and mashed potatoes with gravy

The surgery took place yesterday.  My stomach has five small incisions.  Looks like I've got the map to Route 66 going on my abdomen.  Dr. found out I suffer from Endometriosis and that's likely the cause of what's been my problem.  She removed that as well as my other lady bits.  I still have my ovaries, in the hopes I don't go into early menopause.  

To top it off, the doctor found a spot in my nether regions that caused her concern.  She cut it off and sent it off to labs.  If the spot comes back cancerous (or even pre-cancerous) , I will be having another surgery to remove all other spots in that area.  In addition to the marks on my stomach, I now have stitches between my vajayjay and butthole.  I can't make this stuff up!

At this point, I'm not sure how much more can be removed.  Throughout the years, I've become a game of Operation.  Just lay me out and take it out!

Have you ever had a hysterectomy?  Have any suggestions for quick recovery?  I've already got the pain pills, belly band, and Gas-X on hand.  And a husband that must really love me!

Monday, April 12, 2021

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Get Your Justice League Gear at TV Store Online - #justiceleague Review and Giveaway

 


The Justice League movie is now streaming on HBO Max.  If you're a fan of the franchise that includes Batman, Superman, Green Lantern, Green Arrow, The Joker, Lois Lane, Hawkman, Aquaman, Wonder Woman, Cybory, Mera, and The Flash, you'll definitely want to check it out.  You'll also want to check out TVStoreOnline, the online company that feeds your TV and movie obsession with its classic TV and movie shirts and memorabilia. You'd be hard pressed not to find a shirt or memorabilia featuring one of your favorite shows or movies.  I've received pajamas, hoodies, and sweaters from the company and have been nothing but impressed. 


I recently received the Justice League Mob Scene Leggings from TVStoreOnline.  An officially licensed product, these leggings are covered in every character from Justice League.  Very colorful and eye-catching, they fit true to size and are very comfortable.  The leggings have a silky feel to them and don't bunch at the waist.  I have more than my fair share of leggings, and this Justice League pair are one of my faves.


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