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Aqua what? Aquaponics.

Scott's Aquaponics

“You want to build what? An Aquaponics system? Sure. Go ahead. What is an aquaponics system?” You see that’s what I love about Jaden. She is a totally supportive, massive action type of girl. Me on the other hand, I am more of the planning and research type. I will research, double check, learn as much as I can before …

Giveaway: Microcomputer Controlled / Fuzzy Logic Rice Cooker

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About Panasonic

For more than 50 years, Panasonic has delighted American consumers with innovations for the home and business. Panasonic’s consumer electronics and technology products range from award-winning VIERA High Definition Plasma and LCD TVs and LUMIX Digital Cameras to ruggedized Toughbook® laptop computers, communications solutions, networkable office solutions, security systems, home appliances, personal care products, . . .

Giveaway: EZ Bean Cooker

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I totally love this EZ Bean Cooker! We’ve used it several times now. The best part is no soaking required of the beans (I never remember to soak them the night before anyways). This is a standard pressure cooker with special pre-programmed buttons for different types of beans. You can use this cooker to cook . . .

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Pressure Cooker White Bean Chili Frito Pie

White Bean Frito Pie Recipe

Prior to 6 months ago, my motto for beans was, “love to eat ‘em, hate to cook ‘em!” Cooking beans the regular old way requires forethought the night before to soak the beans. But the problem with that is that usually, the night before, I’m too full from dinner to even think about what I’d possibly want to eat the …

Giveaway: Ravi Instant Wine Refresher and Wine Iceberg

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 ravi has many innovative products and is constantly developing new products to perfect the tasting experience and please real wine lovers.
About the Ravi Instant Wine Refresher
Perfect for Valentine’s Day, the ravi Instant Wine Refresher is the fastest wine chiller on the market today. Rather than cooling the entire bottle, the detachable valve chills the wine as it . . .

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Chocolate Cake S’mores Cookies

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In our backyard, we have a fire pit, which really is just a hole in the ground with some arranged bricks around the perimeter to serve as a pretty border (so that you can call it a “fire pit” and not just a “hole in the ground”) and tell the kids where the DO NOT CROSS zone is. We’ve made …

Giveaway: Double-Burner Grill/Griddle Combo from Swiss Diamond

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About Swiss Diamond
Swiss Diamond’s patented coating utilizes the physical properties of diamonds and custom nonstick components to provide a lifetime of cooking excellence.

In 2010, after four years of research and development in Switzerland, our engineers developed a formula to improve our legendary diamond-reinforced coating by more than 80%. The new Swiss Diamond HDcoating – currently used on all . . .

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Cod in Garlic-Ginger Broth

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I first met Melissa d’Arabian in Iowa during the winter. Why would a flip-flop wearing Florida gal travel to Iowa in January? It was a meeting to discuss bacon. I never miss meetings about bacon. Even in Iowa during winter! On the way home, Melissa and I sat across from each other on the plane. We were so engaged in animated …

Giveaway: 3 Glass Water Bottles from Faucet Face

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About Faucet Face
Did you know plastic water bottles have been shown to leach chemicals into the water? Each time you drink from them there’s a good chance you’re ingesting things like estrogenic compounds.

Have you ever noticed how everything tastes better in glass? That’s because glass won’t taint liquids like plastic or metal can. You already . . .

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Presenting…..the TRAILER!

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When did cookbooks start involving video trailers like movies?! Isn’t that just nuts? Well, now I have my very own trailer, courtesy of our extended “family” – Todd and Diane of White On Rice Couple. They spent a couple of days with us, filmed us cooking, eating, playing and talking about the book, Steamy Kitchen Healthy Asian Favorites. The book …

Giveaway: Wisconsin Cheese Entertaining Gift Basket

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about Wisconsin Cheese
Home to more than 600 varieties, types and styles of cheese, it’s no surprise Wisconsin wins more awards for its cheesemaking excellence than any other state or country in the world. This Wisconsin Cheese Entertaining Gift Basket includes an assortment of six flavorful Wisconsin Cheeses. These cheeses pair nicely with a host of . . .