Get The Dream Kitchen You’ve Always Wanted! @BestBuy @LGUS #Ad

    When I had my kitchen completely remodeled last year, it was one of the most exhilarating experiences that I have had as a homeowner. It was such a treat to see my vision come to life and I absolutely insisted on having matching appliances so they could be the Crown Jewels of my new kitchen. There must be something about getting older because I get so excited about purchasing major appliances these days! Best Buy has always been our go-to retailer for everything appliance related.     The new LG Matte Black Kitchen that is available at Best Buy and it is a homeowner's dream come true. Its exclusive Matte Black stainless steel combines the timeless look of stainless steel with a luxe and low-gloss matte finish that compliments any kitchen décor. The best part is that these LG smart kitchen appliances are wi-fi and voice-enabled, allowing you to control your kitchen appliances remotely -- from changing settings, to checking the status, or turning on or off.    Smart appliances … [Read more...]

Get Your Kitchen Ready For Family Night! @Glad #Ad

*I wrote this post as part of my participation in a blog tour on behalf of TapInfluence and Glad and received compensation to thank me for taking the time to participate. However, all opinions expressed are my own.    As the mother of two sons, I consider it my personal responsibility to teach them the life skills that they will need to be independent and productive members of the community once they become adults.  This includes spending time with them teaching them how to take care of things around the house such as cleaning, cooking and doing laundry.  Every week, we spend a family night reinforcing how to get things done in these areas and it is also a wonderful opportunity to bond and spend quality time together.     This past week, I taught my boys how to get the kitchen ready for entertaining when the whole family comes over.  We love to get everyone together for the holidays and it is important to make sure that the kitchen is clean and … [Read more...]

Get Your Kitchen Ready For The Holidays! @BestBuy #KitchenAid #Ad

    The holidays are right around the corner and I am also eagerly looking around for new appliances to add to our soon-to-be remodeled kitchen.  After all, what is a kitchen without flawless appliances to make your life easier and dazzle your guests?  That is why I can hardly contain my excitement about the new KitchenAid line at Best Buy!     Their new slide-in ranges and Downdraft Range options provide opportunities for cooking and baking in electric and Dual Fuel.  Even-Heat™ Technology means that you will be able to serve dishes that are sure to tantalize the taste buds of everyone at your next dinner party.  Imagine a Baking Drawer that allows you to keep dishes warm, slow cook or simply bake at a different temperature than the main oven cavity.     Now, their new refrigerators have really caught my eye because it has been over ten years since we bought a new fridge for our kitchen.  EW French Door … [Read more...]

The Perfect Spatula? @ProductofGir

    Those of you who have been following Tough Cookie Mommy for awhile know that I love trying out family-friendly products that not only make my life easier, but also fit in to our busy and hectic schedules.  This is especially true in our kitchen and when it comes to preparing meals.  We prepare meals on-the-go and need foods and cooking utensils that don't require a lot of time and energy.     In our home, the spatula is probably the most commonly used cooking utensil.  We use it for everything from frying eggs in the pan to doling out butter from the tub.  It is constantly being used and gets a lot of cooking action so we have damaged our share of spatulas during the years due to normal wear and tear.        The opportunity to review the GIR Spatula came at the perfect time because my husband had just recently left our old spatula on the stove and its wooden handle was burnt to a crisp.  Besides the fact that we desperately needed a new spatula, I welcomed a … [Read more...]

Host An “Horneando Juntas” Event with Hershey’s®!-Review and Giveaway

       This holiday season, the Hershey Company would like to introduce you to a new kind of gathering that is sure to become the talk of all your friends.  You can now create magical moments and spend quality time with your family and friends hosting an horneando juntas event.  It is a fun and delicious cookie exchange where memories can be made and secret recipes or ingredients can be shared all in the name of family and the holidays.     Hornea con tus amigas y disfruta!  Bake with your friends and have a great time!  These types of events where cookies are exchanged and the host and guests bake and exchange the cookies that they baked with one another, are a long standing tradition in the United States.  Everyone has the opportunity to sample each other's cookies and to trade recipes as well as the delicious cookies they each baked.  At the end of the party, everyone leaves with some warm memories, some yummy cookies, and some exciting baking ideas to try out in their own … [Read more...]