Kalorik Kristmas Giveaway – Baby Food Maker!

Kalorik has been designing, producing, and selling trusted small appliances in Europe for over 80 years. Today, their advanced technology and sleek, modern style catches eyes and can surely add functional style to any kitchen. Kalorik still makes toasters like it did 80 years ago, but now the product line is so expansive that it covers everything from blenders to ipod-ready barbecue grills.

I’m now the proud owner of a Kalorik Baby Gourmet!

This baby food maker is brand-spankin’-new and although it will be soon, is not available for purchase yet. The Baby Gourmet allows you to turn pieces of raw whole foods into warm, fresh baby food using steam that seals in nutrients. The entire process takes under 10 minutes and the end result is delicious, preservative-free meals for your tiny one that can save you lots of money in the long run!


What’s else does it do besides make baby food? It comes with attachments that allow to to sterilize pacifiers, defrost frozen food, and safely heat up milk in just minutes. My favorite feature is the cooking time system. You don’t have to worry about watching the clock! Baby Gourmet’s manual gives you instructions on how much time is needed to cook specific things, and the included pouring cup is marked in minutes and ounces of water. If you need to cook something for 10 minutes, you look for the 10 minute mark on the cup, fill it up with water to that mark, add the water to the tank on the Baby Gourmet, and just simply turn the machine on. It will stop steaming exactly when that amount of time has been reached! Pretty cool, huh?

I love how there are only 2 “on” modes: steam and chop. There’s no guessing about speeds and the work is done for you. All pieces are removable and washable and the cover snaps on tight before it allows you to turn it on. So far I’ve made sweet potatoes and squash for Lyla and they came out great! I may or may not have also made salsa and guacamole for myself. :P

The Giveaway
(Open to US residents only)

1 reader is going to win their very own Kalorik Baby Gourmet just in time for the holidays!

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Leave a comment telling me who you would make baby food for with the Kalorik Baby Gourmet (or gift it to)!

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The giveaway will close on November 17, 2014 at 9pm EST and the winner will be selected via Random.org. I was provided a baby food maker to review and all opinions expressed in this post are honest and my own.

8 Tips to Cook a Thanksgiving Turkey

Make no mistake – if you`ll use these 10 tips for cooking Thanksgiving Turkey, you will most certainly look like a professional to your guests. Regardless if you it`s your first time when you are hosting Thanksgiving dinner or not, these tips are exactly what you need to get things done and receive a 10+ from anyone who`s coming to your Thanksgiving dinner.

1. Choosing the Right Turkey

Organic or frozen? Heritage or fresh? It`s not easy to make this choice. If you`ll want to try a breed of turkey the old-fashioned way, a heritage turkey can be the best choice because it`s leaner and a lot more flavorful. You may need to pay more money, but it`s worth it in the end. If organic is important for you, you may want to choose a turkey that was fed after organic standards.

2. Choosing the Right Size

If you want to purchase the right size of turkey for your Thanksgiving dinner, simply count your guests. Also, don`t forget to add several pounds for bones to have just the right weight. For instance, eight guests will need a 12-pound turkey.

3. Using a Rack of Vegetables to Cook your Turkey

A mother and a wife who isn`t cooking for the first time in her life actually knows this. Always choose to use a rack of vegetables when cooking your turkey. Use onions, celery and carrots to give a natural look to your turkey. Besides that, all these vegetables will add a wonderful flavor.


4. Brining Will Keep your Turkey Moist

Brining is an easy method to have a moist turkey. A normal brining way will include sugar, water, salt as well as a selection of aromatics and spices. Don`t forget to use a recipe that you trust so you don`t get wrong the proportion of each.

5. Rub your Turkey using Oil or Butter

Just before adding your turkey to the oven, don`t forget to rub it your turkey with butter or oil. But you need to make sure it`s dry first.

6. You Can Skip the Basting

This is actually you keeping the oven door more open than closed. This will result in fluctuations of the temperature which may dry out the turkey. Instead, you can keep your bird moist by rubbing and brining it with oil or butter.

7. A good Thermometer for Meat It`s a Must

How will you know that when your turkey gets at 165 degrees F, it`s ready, if you don`t have a good thermometer? You need to check it from time to time by inserting the thermometer in the turkey`s thickest side.

8. Leave It to Rest

Tent the bird with foil and leave it to rest to have all the flavors locked in it. You don`t need to leave it more than 10 to 15 minutes. Be careful not to cover your turkey too tight because it may steam under your foil and that might ruin everything.

No More Rack Promotional Codes: A New Way to Spend Less

Finding your favourite product at a “friendly” price is most certainly something that most shopaholics want. In order to maximize your savings as much as possible, you need to buy from the best. And the best brand out there in terms of online shopping is without a doubt Nomorerack.

Now, Nomorerack is a great company that offers unbelievable deals, but you need to know where and how to find them. Most of these online deals come in the form of NoMoreRack promotional codes, either they are called coupons, discount codes, online codes, promo codes or coupon codes – they are all the same.

What`s a No More Rack Promotional Code?

These codes are nothing more than groups of letters and numbers that can be typed in “promo code” fields at NoMoreRack`s checkout page to benefit of a particular discount. Most of savings you can benefit from can be of up to 90% off. Finding some good codes isn`t that easy, but they are out there. They are available on some coupon-related sites and mom blogs.

Stay away from scam sites when it comes to these codes: they`ll promise large savings but you`ll get nothing in return as most of them are already expired or fake.

The Best Advantages from Using Promo Codes from NoMoreRack

These discount codes are one of the main reasons for which NMR has become so popular. Their deals can sometimes reach discounts of over 90%, a reason for which at first thought the brand is a scam. These codes will allow you to get various items from different categories at a price you can afford. In addition to this, NoMoreRack there are other benefits from using these promotional codes:

Large Variety from Which to Choose – One of the best advantages from using the promo codes released by NMR is that they are available for many different items from different categories. Most online shopping websites out there offer great deals only for a small number of products and not so often as most customers would want. This isn`t the case with No More Rack!

Quality Services – You can be sure that all codes released on major coupon code-related sites are working just fine. This may not be the case with those “clone” sites that tend to copy what DealSea or Giving Assistant offer, but if you have your code from a good resource, you can be sure that will work. The brand has taken important measures to be sure its customers remain satisfied with their services.

Affordability – With these NMR coupon codes, you may have to pay full price for your favorite item. And on these hard financial times, we all know how important it is to benefit even of the smallest discount.

How to Recognize a Fake NMR Promotional Code?

  • Barcodes – If the code you just found doesn`t have a barcode beneath the deal info displayed on it, then it`s probably fake. Actually, most of such codes are scam and you should stay away from them.
  • Too Large Savings Promised – Most NMR codes offer savings between 50% – 80%. Most expensive products are offered at discounts of 50% to 60%. If you see a code that will offer you a discount of %85 for an expensive item, then you most certainly can consider that code to be a fake one. Most of the times you should use your good sense when verifying an online code if it`s fake or not.
  • Unreliable Resources – When looking for a discount code released by NMR, you should check your resource first. The internet is full of sites that promise one thing and offers something completely different. You would want to stay away from such websites. Some of the most reliable websites in terms of No More Rack promotional codes are GoodSearch, Coupons.com, RetailMeNot or Good Assistant.
  • Unlimited Period of Time – Good coupon code deals doesn`t last forever. Some NoMoreRack codes last for 24 hours, other ones for a week, and others for longer periods of time. But not NMR online code will last forever. If your code doesn`t have info displaying when it will expire, then it`s probably scam or fake.

How to Earn with Swagbucks

One of the most common questions I get on my blog is “Is Swagbucks a real thing?” I have to admit I was rather doubtful at first because a lot of online reviews highlighted that Swagbucks is a scam. But that was probably because I had the misfortune to read only negative reviews somehow.

About Swagbucks

Swagbucks is nothing more than a rewards program from which you can earn online. You can do that by using the Swagbucks Toolar to search for “whatever” on the web. As soon as you accumulate 450 Swagbucks, you are able to redeem it for an Amazon gift card with $5 credit, but also for other types of gift cards from CVS, Target or Starbucks.

1. Refer Your Online Friends

Swagbucks really has a wonderful referral program. You`re able to earn matching Swagbucks for each and every referral to bring to the program.

While I have a bit of advantage because I have this online blog, you can also earn referrals by other means like Twitter or Facebook pages.

You can first begin by sending out various invited to each person who comes up in your mind. You may annoy some of them, but since we are talking about free stuff, most of them will be glad to receive your invites.

  • As soon as you signed up for Swagbucks, click on the “Invite Friends” tab from the left sidebar.
  • Make a decision about your method of connecting with your friends – Twitter, Facebook, etc.
  • Send your invite.


It is recommended to update the status of your Facebook web page using the Swagbucks referral code when you get a gift card or simply win Swagbucks. When people will notice you win free stuff, most of them will also be interested on this action.

2. Installing the Swagbucks Toolbar

The Swagbucks toolbar will make things easier for you to earn Swagbucks. For those of you who are afraid of installing new programs into their computer, you should know from the start that this toolbar doesn`t slow down the internet connection in any way.

Additionally to accumulating Swagbucks, when you are using this toolbar to search for things online, you`ll get one single Swagbucks every day when your browser will be open.

For instance, as I was writing this article, I looked online for Swagbucks Tips and I accumulated 5 new Swagbucks as I performed this action.

Downlading the Swagbucks Toolbar

  • Log in to the Swagbucks online account.
  • Click on the Toolbars icon located on the left part of the web page.
  • Make a click on the purple box which is labeled “Download.”
  • Select whether or not you are interested in using Swagbucks as the default browser. I`ll be honest – I don`t use it as a default browser, but I know a lot of people that use it.
  • Start using the toolbar to earn Swagbucks.

Jennifer Gilbart Former full-time marketing pro turned WAHM /marketing freelancer. Slowing things down to watch my boys grow up.

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