Beef Short Ribs in the Crockpot

Last night while savoring his short ribs, my husband hummed, “This is so delicious and tender, it’s like eating ‘meat-butter’!” Of course, we both laughed our heads off, but after I tasted it, I had to agree. The meat fell off the bone before I served them and they were simply delicious.

I need to toot my own horn here and say that this was my first experience making short ribs AND eating them. The whole idea came to fruition because we were in the mood to try something new. I’m delighted we did. Not only was it simple to make, this dish is absolutely dinner-party worthy!

The first step is to season the beef on all sides with salt, pepper and granulated garlic. I also used Lawry’s Seasoned Salt, but you can use what seasonings you prefer.

Heat a couple of Tablespoons of olive oil over medium high to high heat. Sear the seasoned beef on all sides until nice and brown.

Place the ribs in the bottom of the crockpot. Make the sauce, pour it in, put the lid on and cook for 6-8 hours on high. Here is what mine looked like:


  • 4 lbs. Beef Spare ribs (6-8 ribs)
  • 2-3 teaspoons salt, pepper & granulated garlic
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 cups dry red wine (I used Malbec because that’s what we had. Cabernet Sauvignon would have been my first choice.)
  • 2-3 cups beef broth
  • 2 Tbsp. freshly minced garlic
  • 1/4 c. Ketchup
  • 1 cup Barbeque sauce (Use what you love)
  • 2 Tbsp. freshly chopped Rosemary (you can used dried if you have to)
  • 2 Tbsp. freshly chopped Thyme (you can use dried if you have to)
  • 1 Tbsp Trader Joe’s 21 Seasoning Salute (see below if you don’t know what this is.)


  • Season the meat on all sides using salt, pepper & granulated garlic.
  • Heat oil in a skillet (preferably cast iron) over medium high-high heat, then sear the beef on each side until just brown (3-4 minutes per side)
  • Place the seared ribs in the bottom of your crock pot.
  • In a bowl, mix the ingredients for the sauce.
  • Pour over ribs. Sauce should almost cover the ribs but NOT all of the way. You want to see the top of each one.
  • Cover and cook on high heat 6-8 hours.
  • Serve over mashed potatoes or cheese grits! (We paired ours with the potatoes and a side of Parmesan roasted fresh green beans! YUM!)

Trader Joes’s 21 Seasoning Salute Information:

This is one of my favorite spices for just about everything I make. If I want a dish to have an extra bit of pizzazz, this is what I go to. If you don’t have access to Trader Joe’s, you’re in luck. You can order this from Amazon. I’ve linked it below.

Ten Things I’m Certain Of…

Daily writing prompt
List 10 things you know to be absolutely certain.
  1. I know beyond any doubt that we all have angels and mine work double overtime.
  2. Perspective makes an enormous impact on just about everything.
  3. My fear of heights gets worse every year.
  4. The United States FDA is NOT for our benefit.
  5. Most illness can be prevented with whole foods and 100% natural products.
  6. There is no such thing as coincidence.
  7. There are still more good people in the world than there are not.
  8. Miracles are still possible.
  9. God listens and responds.
  10. We all have worth.

Expressing Gratitude?

Daily writing prompt
How do you express your gratitude?

I grew up in a family where we were raised to hand-write “Thank you” notes whenever we received a gift. In fact, each year one of our Christmas presents would be a package of those notes. My mother would nag until we’d finished writing them, so we usually did it pretty quickly.

The older I am, the more I’m grateful for learning that lesson early in life. I still hand-write the notes, but I don’t reserve them for just Holiday and Birthday gifts. If someone does something that in any way touches my heart, I will either send a snail mail note or do something unexpected (flower, box of candy, gift card, little funny stuffed animal…etc.) making sure they know how much it meant to me.

There are so many of us walking this world wearing invisible shields over our hearts and really heavy boots. We truly do not know what others are going through at any given time. I share a lot about my life, but there are definitely things I keep to myself. People who know me would gasp and wonder what details I’m not sharing, because I tend to be an open book. Trust me. There are things and I’m not alone. Life is darned hard.

The point being, we should be expressing our gratitude and lifting on another on a continual basis. This world needs more light.

Oh Dear. Most Delicious?

Daily writing prompt
What’s the most delicious thing you’ve ever eaten?

I’m a caterer so this is a HARD question to answer! My tastes change ALL of the time and I usually don’t have favorites. (Yes, I’m weird that way.) That being said, I really love my Bacon Wrapped Jalapeño Popper Stuffed Chicken Breasts. They’re delicious and make a beautiful presentation.

Great. Now my mouth is watering. LOL!

Daily Prompt

Daily writing prompt
If you were forced to wear one outfit over and over again, what would it be?

Hilarious. It depends on whether I’m still going to work every day. In that case, it would be one of my maxi dresses. If I’m not going to work, it’s definitely my camo leggings, t-shirt and flip-flops!

My Favorite Skin Products

These are a few of my favorite, “never go without” skin products. I thought I’d share!


My daughter gave me this lotion for Christmas one year. I don’t know what to say other than go buy it. It’s the most luxurious cream I have ever felt in my life and the bonus is that is smells SO GOOD!

Yes, it’s expensive, but it’s worth every cent. I swear by it and no, I am not sponsored by them. It’s just an excellent product.

Here’s the link: Brazilian Bum Bum Cream

I have been using this company’s products pretty much from the beginning. I’ve watched them grow and expand and recently I was floored to find some of their serums at Walgreens. You might say I feel a kinship with them and I was so happy to see their stuff in a regular store. What I like best is that they don’t charge a ton of money for their products and each one is as fabulous as the next.

Anyway. In my opinion, this is the best Vitamin C moisturizer around and at 59, I’ve tried a ton of other products. I always come back to this stuff right here. It feels very silky going on and doesn’t have any form of a smell, which I like.

Here’s the link: Vitamin C Brightening Moisturizer

In a minute you’re going to get the idea that I love ALL of the TruSkin products and you would be correct. I’m not sponsored by them, by the way.

The only thing I’m not crazy about with this cream is the smell. I can’t put my finger on it exactly. It’s kind of a sweet, chocolatey smell that turns me off a little but not enough to make me stop using this stuff. It’s wonderful.

Here’s the link: Deep Hydration Night Cream

Okay this is the last TruSkin for today, although I could just go on posting ALL of their stuff!

This serum boosts collagen, reduces fine lines and even gets rid of dark spots.

Here’s the link: Vitamin C Serum

I lied.

This IS the last TruSkin product of the day! This eye gel contains silk amino acids and steam-distilled cucumber hydrosol. (I don’t know what hydrosol is, but it works!)

I put this on in the morning to make my puffiness go down a bit and smooth my little lines.

Here’s the link: Peptide Eye Gel

I THINK I learned about this stuff when I saw Bethany Frankel do a Tiktok series about drugs store finds that are actually as good or better than higher priced, Designer things.

I had never used a finishing spray prior to using this. Let me tell you, I don’t know how it works but when I spray it on my face in the morning after my makeup application, it just looks a whole lot more polished and smooth.

It makes no claim to hide wrinkles but I feel like it kind of does. And no, this isn’t marketed towards older people. It’s just a really nice setting spray.

Here’s the link: Milani Make It Last Dewy Setting Spray

I think I also saw this on a TikTok. It’s just a simple blush stick, simple to use and it’s lasts forever. For some reason I can never find this in the drug store.

Here’s the link: Blush Stick By Revlon

I think this is my new favorite thing. It’s a sparkly, dewy little highlighter for your face. I usually put a dot on the end of my nose and some dots along my cheekbones just before I’m ready to use my finishing spray.

I love that the applicator is just a soft little sponge. It provides great control when applying this product.

Here’s the link: Milani Conceal + Perfect Liquid Highlighter

That’s it for today, folks. I hope I showed you something new that you didn’t know about!

Anxiety & Trouble Sleeping? Here’s What I Do!

This is the CBD oil I’ve been using since the end of 2020. Certified organic, made by a great company and it WORKS.

For the longest time I used to completely ignore and intentionally bypass social media “Influencers” the minute they started hawking products. I dunno why, but it really turned me off.

Several years ago I received a writing assignment from one of the magazines I work for. Low and behold the subject was “local social media influencers”. I got to pick a few of my favorites to interview and boy did I have fun.

Everyone here knows that I absolutely adore two basic things: cooking and sharing! Therefore, it only made sense for me to pick my favorite celebrity chef, Damaris Phillips, my favorite local social media icon, Morgan Tyler (used to be called: “The Southern Yogi”) and my favorite local fitness personality & philanthropist: Allison Knightlinger Cardoza.

I have to say I chose these women because of their overall positive uses of their respective social media platforms. What I found in each of them was a true passion (and honestly) about what and why they were sharing. This was one of the only pieces of writing that I became furious over how much my editors cut out for Ad space! I absolutely loved this piece and the unique inspiration each of these women has to offer. I was livid at how they hacked up such an important article.

Why am I even telling you this?

A little over a year ago one of these women turned me onto a female owned company called, Nuvita, which produces the highest and purest quality Full Spectrum CBD oils I have ever encountered. Just like a ton of others, I have always been interested in the health benefits of CBD, but confused about which are worthwhile and authentic products.

Let’s be honest. CBD oils are expensive. Nothing is more infuriating than shelling out a ton of money on a product only to find out that it’s not what it claims to be. Been there. Done that.

Over a year my husband and I took a chance with Nuvita ONLY because Morgan told us about it and we trust her. What attracted me immediately was something called “CBN Infused Full Spectrum CBD Oil”, which is a natural sleep aid and pain reliever.

Now before I ago further let me assure you that all of Nuvita’s products are hemp derived and contain less than 0.3% THC. (THC is the component in marijuana that causes one to feel “high”. These products do NOT do that.)

According to the instructions, we started off with half a dropper each night just a couple hours before bed. The first time I took it I expected not to like it because a lot of CBD oils have a super strong taste. I was pleasantly surprised that it had no taste whatsoever. I also didn’t notice any weird effect like immediate drowsiness. It didn’t make me sleepy at all, HOWEVER, from the very first night both my husband and I slept the entire night through. (Something I honestly haven’t been able to do for years.)

After about a week, we increased our dosages to a full dropper. What we realized in comparing notes is that we both felt like we were sleeping deeper, dreaming more and awaking completely rested. The bonus for me was that I realized I was feeling calmer during my days, which is incredible since I work four to five jobs and seem to be in a constant state of anxious flurry. My husband is a body builder and he has noticed he is less stiff and sore in the morning.

So it has now been almost a year. Hubs and I swear by ALL of the Nuvita products, but we continue to NEVER run out of our CBN oil. (Did that a couple of times and we definitely noticed a huge difference in our sleep quality.) We started out with the little bottle (15mL), then we graduated to the 30 mL and now we only buy the largest one (60mL). Yes. It’s pricey for us, but we both feel like it’s entirely worth it. The benefits far outweigh the cost.

We really believe in this company. (Did I mention they are rooted in service and every month they give a portion of their profits to charity? Yup, right now they are very involved in helping to fight human trafficking.)

Because we think they’re terrific AND because we actually use their products, I asked if I could work with them. (Yes, of course! I DO need ANOTHER job! LOL!) So if you’re interested in trying any of their products, you can click through the link below and check them out. Currently, my two favorite products are the CBN, which I’ve mentioned and the CBG, which I NEVER allow myself to run out of. CBG helps with anxiety, stomach issues and you can even put it on your skin to help with any skin irritations you might have.

I encourage you to click through the link: Nuvita CBD and check out their products-(they even make a CBD oil for your pets!) Don’t forget to use my code “Bobbe” to get your 10% discount and YES, if you use my code to buy something, I get a small percentage of each sale and THAT helps me in a MAJOR way! 🥰

Happy Sleeping! ❤️

Shop CBD with me!

Link: Nuvita CBD 10% Discount Code: Bobbe

Some of My Favorite Health Products

Everything on this page is something I’ve used on a regular basis for quite some time. My husband is a lifelong fitness enthusiast and science nerd. Most of the supplements we utilize are because he’s done all of the research on them due to health concerns.

Near the end I’ve listed some really great teas that I love. I’ve also included a coffee replacement drink called Boost Blend, that’s super delicious and full of great stuff! I know loads of people trying to get away from coffee and I’m one of them. Although I dearly love Mr. Morning Jo, I have found that limiting the caffeine I ingest helps reduce my anxiety. I’m constantly on the hunt for anything to improve my sleep quality, so limiting the caffeine also helps with this. Don’t fail to check out the last two products. I consider them the best of the lot.

Come to think of it, I should do a whole blog on teas and hot drinks. I’ve only touched on a couple of our favorites. We use so many more!

Ah well, next time!

Speaking of health concerns! Back in 2009, my husband had a heart attack which resulted in the Doctor putting in a stint. For the most part he’s done very well, but his blood pressure has often been ridiculously high. Last year his cardiologist once again had concerns again about Charlie’s heart, so that set my dear husband on a mission to find a NON pharmaceutical solution.

I have to be admit to being a skeptic. For months he spoke about wanting to try superbeets, but I brushed it off. We’ve all seen the commercials. I just didn’t buy into the claim that a little chewy thing would make any difference at all. Finally, without my knowledge, he ordered a package and started taking them. He kept telling me over and over how much better they were making him feel. I still didn’t really believe it.

Fast forward a few months. He went to his next Cardiology appointment and low and behold, his blood pressure was dramatically different. It was normal. He’s been taking them ever since. WHAT!?

Here’s the link: superbeets

I am actually the one who found the “Memory and Focus Chews”. These are put out by the same company as the superbeets, so I thought I would give them a try because…

We live with and care for my 92 year old father who sometimes has clarity issues. I thought he might benefit from trying these as they actually promote memory & focus (hence the name) and also mental alertness. The ingredient list impressed me as well. I can’t tolerate anything with a lot of added sugar in it. (This only has 2 grams.)

Of course I was the Guinee pig and tried these out before giving them to my father. I am happy to report they absolutely do work. I honestly did feel more clarity when I took them! They aren’t cheap, so now my father is the only one who takes one each morning. I am happy to report, there is a noticeable difference in his memory. (I failed to mention that these somehow promote blood flow to the brain.) I swear this is why we can tell such a difference in Dad.

Bonus? They taste GREAT!

Here’s the link: Memory & Focus Chews

Did you know that almost all of us are magnesium deficient? I didn’t. That is, until I started watching Tiktok videos and then I did a deep dive into the actual research and facts behind this claim. It turns out to be true.

I kept seeing all of these people talk about how pure magnesium can improve your sleep and that it’s difficult to find magnesium supplements that actually contain the right type and in the correct concentration. That set me on a course of researching what is good about this mineral.

Turns out there are many benefits. The top five: It helps to maintain normal nerve and muscle function, supports a healthy immune system, keeps the heartbeat steady, and helps bones remain strong. It also helps adjust blood glucose levels and it aids in the production of energy and protein.

I tried a lot of different things. First I tried a pure magnesium spray. As instructed, I sprayed it on the bottom of my feet every night before bed. Yes, it worked, but it was too harsh and caused my feet to peel. Then I tried spraying it under my arms every morning. This worked as well, and the bonus is that it’s a great deodorant, but I didn’t enjoy the stinging sensation.

Finally, I found the bath flakes. I love them. This company also makes a nighttime bath salt that I’ve used it occasionally . It is heavenly.

Here’s the link: Seven Minerals Pure Magnesium

Raise your hand if you have heard of the Amino Acid, L-Tyrosine. Anyone?


If you suffer from any type of depression, this stuff is your friend. Charlie and I take one each morning. There are no noticeable effects. This is the type of thing that you don’t notice working until you’ve forgotten to take it for a few days and are wondering why you feel so blah.

Here’s the link: L-Tyrosine

Again, thanks to Tiktok, I started to learn about pure Castor Oil. I remember someone in my family used to tell stories about the olden days, when mother’s would force a spoonful of castor oil into each of her children to keep them healthy.

This is NOT that. It’s not for consumption.

This is a therapeutic grade that I initially bought for my hair and scalp because it has a mind of its own and Castor Oil treatments help to tame it.

Additionally, Pure Castor Oil is well known to have eyelash and eyebrow enhancing benefits. When used regularly, it improves blood circulation and promotes growth so you’ll experience stronger, thicker, and healthier eyelashes and eyebrows.

Finally, I slather it on my stomach every night and it goes to work helping my stomach issues. The few occasions I’ve gotten my husband to do it, he’s reported that it really helped him. He is not a fan of how thick the oil is, however, so it’s hard to get him to use it regularly.

There are literally hundreds of uses for this stuff. Some use it as a carrier oil for essential oils and massage. Some use it as a poultice to help dissolve cysts or improve liver function. The list goes on and on.

Here’s the link: Pure Castor Oil

Trouble sleeping? We call this “Happy Tea” in our house because it literally works. About an hour before bed, we each have a cup. The valerian root is what causes the drowsiness and sense of well-being.

This tea company also makes another Nighttime tea but we have found that unless it’s the Valerian root Nighty Night tea, is doesn’t work for us. Also, for whatever reason our local stores never carry the Valerian version, so we order several boxes at a time from Amazon.

Here’s the link: Organic Nighty Night Valerian Tea

While I’m on the subject of tea! Oh my goodness there are so many out there that have such wonderful health benefits. I’ve been a tea drinker my entire life (usually just black tea), but lately we’ve been exploring the health benefits of different types of leaves.

Nettle tea is great for anyone experiencing kidney and/or prostate issues, which is why we tried this in the first place. My husband really loves the taste and so do I. He uses a little bit of local honey to sweeten his. I like mine plain.

Here are some of the benefits of Nettle Tea:

  • Keeps blood sugar and blood pressure levels in check.
  • Useful in preventing many ailments.
  • Alleviates pain.
  • Soothes allergies and skin irritation.
  • Protects kidney, urinary, and prostate health.
  • Strengthens the bones.
    • Boosts the immune system.

Here’s the link: Organic Nettle Tea

I have saved the best two items for last! Seriously!

I learned about this drink from several of my good friends on Instagram. The Allura Superfoods Boost Blend was designed to be a coffee substitute or afternoon pick-me-up for those that want to cut down on their caffeine.

A lot of people are scared to give up coffee because they don’t want the headaches that come along with giving up caffeine. I’m here to tell you that I drank this every morning for a solid month and never experienced that first headache.

PS: One of my friends actually drinks this for her hair growth. Sounds weird but it’s so healthy, it actually fortified her hair and it grew a couple of inches in a short period of time!

The ingredient list (and my curiosity) is what got me:

  • Cacao (not cocoa!): Powerful antioxidant (mainly flavanols)
  • Matcha: High in natural antioxidants
  • Beetroot: Rich in nitrates and vitamins & minerals
  • Cordyceps: Medicinal mushroom promotes energy
  • Reishi: Natice to Asia, the Reishi mushroom has been used to help enhance the immune system, reduce stress, improve sleep, and lessen fatigue.
  • Lion’s Mane: An adaptogenic mushroom that contains bioactive substances
  • Also contains, organic Turmeric Powder, Himalayan Sea Salt, Organic Vietnamese Cinnamon and Organic ground black pepper.

I seriously love this product so much that I became an affiliate, so If you want to try it, use my code: Bobbe for 10% off.

Here’s the Link: Allura Superfoods Boost Blend (they also sell single use packs for $20.00, which are perfect for getting started.)

Mineral Shilajit

What to say about this stuff? This is also sold by Allura Superfoods (same people that make Boost Blend). I started taking it at the exact time I was experimenting with the Boost Blend, above. In fact, just moments ago, I placed my order for some more. It lasts a very long time. The photo above illustrates the very small amount needed each day. Some people drink it just as shown above-as a tea, dissolved in hot water. I’ve never tried it this way. Instead, I dissolve mine into my Boost Blend or other hot drink.

The main benefit I’ve noted through taking just a pea-size portion of this once per day (you can take it up to 3 times daily), is better mental clarity, definitely less brain fog, great energy and general good health. This also helps improve the condition of my skin! (That’s the main reason I keep reordering it!)

What is Shilajit & Where Does it Come From?
Shilajit is a completely natural substance that is made from the decomposition of organic matter by the action of microorganisms. It is found high up in
several mountain ranges around the world, but mainly in the Himalayas. Shilajit is mostly composed of humic substances (organic matter),
including fulvic acid. It is best known for being an Ayurvedic supplement that has been used for centuries. It is a potent dietary supplement and
mainly used for restoring the energetic balance.

This stuff is NOT cheap, but it is totally worth it.

Use my code: Bobbe for 10% off.

Here’s the link: Allura superfoods Mineral Shilajit

Okay that’s it for today. I hope you enjoyed this tour of things we use in order to stay healthy. I promise I won’t be doing this type of thing all the time (unless you like it). It takes forever to put together!

Be on the lookout for my next recipe: Balsamic Mushrooms. I’ll be posting it shortly!

Brisket in the crockpot. (Best Recipe EVER!)

I grew up on Beef Brisket! It has always been one of my favorite meats, so I guess it makes sense that I love to try all sorts of recipes using it. One thing is a constant: it needs to cook low and slow all day. -The rest is all about creativity.

My husband and father adore anything with Barbeque Sauce, so last week I took a chance with my trusted friend the crock pot to see what I could make happen.

Standing ovation time!


Spice Rub

  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsp Bourbon smoked Paprika (Seriously the best spice in the Universe! We buy it locally, but here’s a link if you want to order it.)
  • 2 tsp Trader Joe’s onion salt (you can use onion powder if you want, but we like this better.)
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp mustard powder
  • 1 tsp black pepper


Mix all of the spice rub ingredients in a bowl. Then carefully pat the rub all over the brisket. If you can do this twenty four hours in advance and let the brisket sit in the fridge for that time, it’s even better. BUT IF YOU CANNOT, it’s totally fine. Even just an hour or two works. It gives the flavors of the rub time to sink into the meat.

  • Pour the entire bottle of BBQ sauce in the bottom of your crock pot. Then put the brisket in. I squished mine down into the sauce so the edges of the meat are partially covered. Put the lid on, set it to low and let it cook for 8 hours. (Your house is going to smell so good!)
  • This next step is what makes it so yummy. After 8 hours, carefully take it out and put it on a sheet pan. Spoon some of the sauce over the top and put it under the broiler for about five minutes. Then repeat until there is a nice little crust on the top.
  • My husband said this was the best brisket I ever made and I have to agree. (It was also the easiest!)
  • When you’re ready to eat, be certain to slice this against the grain.

We paired this with my lemon orzo and some Balsamic mushrooms (recipe coming soon!) It was a wonderful meal! Enjoy!!

Five of My Absolute Favorite Kitchen Gadgets and a Bonus!

First, let it be known that I’m really not a “gadget-person”. Typically I might try “the latest thing” once every couple of years and then go back to doing things the old fashioned way. I’m just not a trend follower and I definitely do not like to waste money.

That being said, I do have several things in my kitchen that have become tried and true favorites that I’d be lost without. I’ve gifted all of these to friends and family and THEY have loved them, too.

Full disclosure: If you click through these links and decide to purchase, I will get a commission (and love you forever), but honestly, these are things I actually use and swear by. For a long time people have asked for my list and until just a while ago, I didn’t know how to post it.

Now I do. I hope you enjoy!

PS-Not one of these items is expensive, but they are all worthwhile. ❤

The first one really blew my mind when I tried it. It’s small, battery operated can opener. I’ll spare you the long description of what it does because guess what? It’s a hands free can opener that fits perfectly in any of your kitchen drawers. No more hand cranking. No more having to have the can opener on the counter. No more holding down the lever to make the wheels turn. (IYKYK)

What? These little things make unusual and excellent Hostess gifts!

My friends, meet Kitchen Mama!

If you are a foodie, like I am, you have watched a million or more cooking shows. What do they ALWAYS tell us with regard to shredded cheese? Let’s say it together shall we? “Always grate your own cheese. Don’t buy the pre-grated stuff because it contains anti-caking ingredients.” It’s true and the bonus is that a block of cheese costs less, lasts longer, tastes and melts better than the pre-grated stuff.

I know you can put a block of cheese in your food processor and do it, but I do not have a food processor. I wanted something that would be easy to clean and easy to use. I read all the reviews on tons of these things. I loved this because it suctions to the counter top, has attachments and I can grate a block of cheese in literally a few seconds. Clean up is a breeze: just take it apart and put the pieces in the dishwasher!

This is the one I use and have gifted to others a million times: Best Cheese Grater EVER!

Not so very long ago one of my dear friends wrote and asked me to recommend some really great cookware. I totally forgot to answer her, so I hope she happens to see this.

Aside from my cast iron skillets, this Calphalon pan is my absolute favorite pan in the world. When I ordered it, I didn’t even realize it comes in a two pan set! One is 8″ (perfect for omelet making) and a 10″ (perfect for pancakes, scrambled eggs, French toast, etc.)

These are very light weight and they clean up so easily, it’s ridiculous. Oh and yes, you can use them for anything-not just for breakfast!

Here’s the link: Calphalon Nonstick Frying Pan Set

This next item still blows me away each time I use it. I have two of them that sit side by side inside a drawer next to my stove. One is used for aluminum foil and the other for plastic wrap.

Don’t you hate having to fight the box when you’re trying to rip off a sheet of either plastic wrap or aluminum foil? These are officially called “Plastic Wrap Dispensers” but as stated before, I use them for foil too and it just occurred to me that it would work for parchment paper as well.

When you want a sheet, all you do is pull it out of the box, place it over your item and us the slide cutter.

Here’s the link: Refillable Plastic Wrap Dispenser

A few years ago my husband and I got on the Vital Proteins Collagen kick. (Yes it works.) We add it to our coffee every morning and sometimes we also add MCT Oil. I wanted a frother for easy mixing so we bought one at our local grocery store. It was simply terrible. It wobbled, sputtered and was generally a rip off.

I turned to Amazon, bought this one and have not looked back. I was just looking to see the date of my purchase. Try 2017 on for size. We haven’t had a single issue. This little guy still works perfectly and it gets used every day.

Here’s the link: Frother

Last but not least (for now anyway), something I think makes a hilarious gift for a co-worker. Yes, I’ve done it and yes, it went over well.

Not much can be said other than it’s funny and it’s a mug! LOL!

Here’s the link: World’s Okayest Employee

That’s it for today. If you like this post and want me to add some more fun stuff every now and then, let me know.

I have a new recipe about to be posted for Beef Brisket in the crock pot. It’s the best brisket I think I’ve ever made and it was simple. Can’t wait for you to try it!