Friday, March 27, 2015

Kiva Hot and Sweet Smoked Spanish Paprika Powder Review



Kiva Hot and Sweet Smoked Spanish Paprika Powder Review



Disclosure:I received a free product in exchange for my honest review.









I have to admit, that I had not really given paprika much thought in the past. I have a bottle of it in the cupboard- but to be honest, it is something I only use periodically and generally only for deviled eggs. 

When I got approved to review the Kiva Hot and Sweet Smoked Spanish Paprika Powder  I thought this was a great time to toss the old bottle and try something new.

Here is the description I was provided:

Sweet Smoked Paprika: Deep, rich flavor with a slightly sweet undertone. 

Hot Smoked Paprika
 Deep, rich, slightly spicy flavor 


I honestly did not even know that it came in different varieties- and now here I had 2 bottles and they seemed like a delight. The only issue I had, was a horrible sinus infection.. it left me with literally NO sense of smell or taste. 

Even 2 weeks later, my ear is still stuffed up and my sense is only half way returned. It makes eating a chore!

However, I was not going to be undaunted. I collected recipes and hoped for something to clear up. My first adventure was on a sick day. 

I was eating ice cream- vanilla, tasteless to me but the sensation was great. I decided, why not try the spicey? I sprinkled a bit on my ice cream. I admit- no taste- but MAN I suddenly had a little looser nose, and my tongue was tingling.. so I kept heaping it on. I suspect this is not a good idea normally.

Later, when my nose was a bit better, we added paprika to a crock pot chicken dish. It was oil, chicken, a jar of lemon preserves and the paprika- the sweet one. I have to say- it was the tastiest food I had eaten in weeks. 
YUM. What flavor! 

The smoky paprika really added a fantastic flavor to the dish.  It was also good with a sprinkle of the spicy just to mix it up.

I am so impressed with the taste of these 2 bottles of Kiva Hot and Sweet Smoked Spanish Paprika Powder.

It is no longer going to take a back seat in my cabinet. And yes, I will be tossing that old bottle, and NEVER going back.


Want some recipes to use this great stuff on?

Check out my Pinterest board.

Thanks so much to Kiva for letting us once again discover a new way to flavor!



Sunday, March 22, 2015

Oval Bead Teether Necklace and Bracelet

Oval Bead Teether Necklace and Bracelet


Disclosure: I received a free product in exchange for my honest review.

Beabies Teether Necklace and Bracelet Review


Beabies Teether Necklace and Bracelet Review


Disclosure: I received a free product in exchange for my honest review.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Acrylic Paint Set by Color Gallery Ander Blake Co Review



Acrylic Paint Sets by Color Gallery Ander Blake Co Review


Disclosure: I received a free sample of this product in exchange for my honest review. 







Try The World Box Review



Try The World Box Review


Disclosure: I received a free product in exchange for my honest review.









Pure Body Naturals Fractionated Coconut Oil

Pure Body Naturals Fractionated Coconut Oil


Disclosure: I received a free product in exchange for my honest review.







Blupure Countertop water filter Review




Blupure ecofriendly 13 stage countertop water filter Review


Disclosure: I received a free product in exchange for my honest review.





Superior Bright X5 All Purpose Flashlight Review + Giveaway



Superior Bright X5 All Purpose Flashlight Review + Giveaway


Disclosure: I received a free sample of this product in exchange for my honest review.







Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Cricut Explore Air

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Just when you thought that Cricut's Explore® machine couldn't get any more amazing, they are now introducing their Cricut Explore Air!



This new machine has all the incredible features of the Cricut Explore®, but now it has built-in Bluetooth technology - so your projects can go wherever you go! In addition to being able to cut just about anything, including leather, balsa wood, fabric, vinyl, craft foam, and even silk, cartridges are also included in the software. So anytime you want to use a different cartridge, you just do a quick search on your iPad and it brings up all the images on the cart. How efficient is that?! 

By far this is the most advanced electronic cutting machine on the market with an unbelievable amount of helpful, time-saving features. While there are almost too many to mention, I can't resist sharing a few more of my favorites:
  • It's wireless and compatible with Cricut Design Space iPad app.
  • Since it's wireless, all projects can be saved to the cloud, which allows users to conveniently swap between their laptop and iPad.
  • Cartridges are linked to your Cricut ID and delivered over the cloud. So once you've loaded a cartridge, you have it everywhere you go.
  • There's no overlay simply because it's not needed! You just lay all of your cuts out in the Cricut Design Space app and you can see everything you are cutting all at once. So goodbye handbooks!
  • It comes with a ton of "make-it-now" projects. You just send them straight to the machine and they are ready to go. You can also customize them with your own font and images!
  • Fonts and images can be uploaded for free - the machine can actually print writing that looks just like handwriting! You can also draw and upload pictures to the machine without having to cut anything out.
The Cricut Explore Air is really just amazing - and so fun to use! If you've been thinking about upgrading your cutting machine, now is the time to do it! Especially since you can get free shipping with the code MARCHSHIP.Now you can really cut a rug to celebrate!


Monday, March 16, 2015

Camouflage Ring Review



Camouflage Ring Review


Disclosure: I received a free product in exchange for my honest review.