Sunday, October 4, 2020

Del Real Foods - Tamale Review

 Disclosure - free sample provided.


Are you a huge fan of Mexican food?  I am.  I love great Mexican food.  I have been a huge fan of Del Real Foods for some time.  They offer a great selection of already prepared Mexican food items that you simply heat and eat.  This is a great option if you want a fast dinner.  The best part is that their food is delicious and has an authentic taste.  







Del Real offers salsas, meats, and sides.  They also offer tamales.  Their tamales are so good.  I was seriously impressed by them. The masa is flavorful and tender.  They are filled with a generous amount of meat too.  I tried the Tamales de Pollo en Salsa Roja.  My daughter and I enjoyed these for a quick and easy lunch.  We simply warmed them in the microwave for an easy meal. 


Deal Real offers their tamales in other varieties too.  They also offer beef tamales, and chicken in green sauce too!  Which variety would you want to try?


Tamales are a comfort food for me.  It is so nice to be able to pick these up at the grocery store and still have that real homemade flavor.  The neat thing is that the wrapper on their tamales is now made out of sustainable materials.


You can learn more about all the tasty items that Del Real offers by visiting their website.


Disclosure - I received a free sample to facilitate my review.  No monetary compensation was provided.  All opinions are completely my own.  My participation is voluntary.   I am disclosing in accordance with FTC 16 CFR Part 255.

Sunday, August 23, 2020

Melissa's Produce - Hatch Chile Season Is Here! - Review

 Disclosure - free sample provided.


Do you love chile peppers?  I am a big fan.  I like both hot and mild.  It is currently Hatch Chile season!  Have you ever tried these?  They are a flavorful chile that is offered in both a mild or hot variety.  They are great in so  many dishes.  They are great in salsas, soups, stews, and much more.  Have you ever tried hatch chile peppers?  Melissa's offers great fresh hatch chile peppers that you can order and have delivered right to your door.  

I was excited to find out this year that Melissa's is offering an even bigger selection of hatch chile products.  These are great tasty items that incorporate the amazing flavor of hatch chiles into them.  I received some of these tasty hatch chile items from Melissa's Produce to try out.


Hatch chile powders and dried peppers 

Hatch peppers are only available a certain time during the year.  The hatch chile powders and dried peppers are a great way to enjoy hatch chiles year round.  The powders are a great addition to so many dishes.  It's a great way to add lots of flavor to a meal without fat too.  The chile powders are tasty on roasted veggies, and used in a big pot of chili.  I used the dried chile peppers to make my own enchilada sauce.  The hatch peppers gave the enchilada sauce an amazing flavor.  It was honestly the best enchilada sauce that I have had.









Hatch Popcorn and Pecans

Melissa's also offers hatch popcorn.  They offer a regular one, and a kettle style.  Both have a little bit of zip from the chile pepper that is dusted all over the popcorn.  The popcorn is excellent.   I like that the chile isn't over done, and you can still taste the flavor of the popcorn too.  This makes a great anytime snack.

I found myself addicted to the hatch chile pecans.  I was sent a red and a green hatch variety.  Both were loaded with hatch flavor.  The pecans were coated in tasty hatch chile powder.  I fell in love with the green ones because they are a little bit spicier than the red.  What variety would you want to try?






Hatch Chile Salsa and Hatch Red and Green Blend

The Hatch Chile Salsa was a favorite in my house.  It is a great addition to any Mexican style dish.  It's also tasty on eggs.  It has a great flavor that adds a bit of spice to any dish.  I also really enjoyed the jar of red and green hatch chiles.  These have a great roasted flavor.  I added them to my quesadillas, mixed them into scrambled eggs, and topped just about everything with them.



Do you love hatch chile peppers?  You still have time to get your fresh hatch peppers from Melissa's by visiting their website.  You can also check out all of these great shelf stable hatch chile items there too.

Disclosure - I received a free sample to facilitate my review.  No monetary compensation was provided.  All opinions are completely my own.  My participation is voluntary.   I am disclosing in accordance with FTC 16 CFR Part 255.


Sunday, July 12, 2020

Heliocare Review

Disclosure - free sample provided.




Do you have a hard time in the Summer finding a way to protect your skin from the sun?   I definitely do.  I am very fair and have freckles.  I usually apply sunblock every 30 to 60 minutes. I've even found that I burn in the sun with doing that.  I have to go to the dermatologist every few months to have the sun damage frozen off.  It's hard because I still want to enjoy outdoor activities with my family.  I am so sensitive to the sun.  

I was introduced to Heliocare a little over a year ago.  My dermatologist actually suggested using it along with sunblock. I have personally found that it gives me extra protection from the sun.  I have found that when I take Heliocare and use sunblock I very rarely burn.  I honestly take it anytime I am going to be out in the sun during the horrid Vegas Summers.  I've found that I can actually sit at the pool for longer and enjoy myself.  This combined with regular application of sunblock has really helped my skin.  I've used this when camping and fishing as a way to add extra protection to my skin.  I love it.

What exactly is Heliocare?  It is a a supplement that you take to protect your skin from free radicals.  It is made from a natural plant that comes from Cental and South America.  

Want to learn more about Heliocare?  You can visit their website.  They offer 3 different products, and you can decide which one is best for you.

If you are interesting in purchasing Heliocare you can visit your local Walgreens.  

Disclosure - I received a free sample to facilitate my review.  No monetary compensation was provided.  All opinions are completely my own.  My participation is voluntary.   I am disclosing in accordance with FTC 16 CFR Part 255.

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Melissa's Produce - Deluxe Pantry Box Review

Disclosure - free sample provided.

I have tried to keep a variety of pantry staples on hand over the last few months.  It makes it so much easier when I want to prepare meals.  I like to keep items that are easy to serve, and I know I will use.  Do you have some favorite pantry staples? 

I was recently sent a Deluxe Pantry Box from Melissa's Produce.  This is a great box of great pantry items.  They also offer a Pantry Essential Box and a Standard Pantry Box.  These are all great ways to fill your pantry with great food.








The Deluxe Pantry Box came with so many items that I use frequently.  It comes with shelf stable cooked beans in vacuum sealed packages.  They have chick peas, lentils, kidney beans, and a six bean variety.  These taste great and are super easy.  The box also included some fresh steamed artichoke hearts and beats.  These are also shelf stable and a great addition to salads.  

The Deluxe Pantry Box also has Cranberry Clean Snax.  These are a crunchy and slighly sweet snack. The quinoa, dried mushrooms, sun dried tomato polenta, an Italian spice grinder, baby dutch potatoes, sweet onions and garlic are great items to always have on hand.  I am always using potatoes, onions and garlic. 

If you are interesting in stocking your pantry with one of Melissa's Pantry Boxes you can visit their website to order.  You don't even have to leave your house to get these items either.  They ship and it's delivered right to your door.  

Disclosure - I received a free sample to facilitate my review.  No monetary compensation was provided.  All opinions are completely my own.  My participation is voluntary.   I am disclosing in accordance with FTC 16 CFR Part 255.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Allessimo Reality Puzzles Review and Discount

Disclosure - free sample provided.  The links below contain affiliate links.

Do you have a child that loves puzzles?  I do.  Maybe you have a child that loves to create, and loves art?  My daughter absolutely loves art.  She loves everything about it.  She absolutely loves to paint and draw too.  


I want to introduce you to Allessimo Reality Puzzles.  These are a great activity for the entire family.  They are geared for children 5 years and up.  They are a fun way for the family to enjoy doing something together.  I personally enjoyed working on the puzzles with her because they were so much fun.



I recently received some Allessimo Reality Puzzles.  My daughter was eager to open the boxes immediately and get started putting them together.  We have been stuck at home bored, and this was a great activity to keep us entertained.

What are Allessimo Puzzles?  They are 3 dimensional wooden puzzles.  These are not just a typical wooden puzzle.  Each puzzle comes with pre cut wooden sheets.  These sheets have all the pieces you need for your puzzle.  You simply pop these pieces out.  The kits come with a little piece of sand paper.  You then use this to smooth our any rough edges.  The instructions are quite detailed.  The instructions walk you through what pieces to use and how to put them together.  If you have a younger child an adult will need to assist them with this part.  The puzzle kit also comes with a paint pallet and paint brush.  You can then customize your 3D puzzle by painting it however you want.  This really was my daughter's favorite part.  







Our favorite puzzle was the butterfly.  This puzzle was easy to put together.  We love how it turned out, and my daughter and I had fun painting it together.  She sat and painted the butterfly for over an hour. I love how it turned our, and so does she!

Allessimo Puzzles has something for pretty much everyone.  They offer planes, cars, butterflies, unicorns, dinosaurs, and much more.  You can learn more about these puzzles by visiting their website.  You can also save on the purchase of your puzzles by using the code LISA10 at the checkout.  This will give you 10% off your order.

Disclosure - I received a free sample to facilitate my review.  No monetary compensation was provided.  All opinions are completely my own.  My participation is voluntary.   I am disclosing in accordance with FTC 16 CFR Part 255.  I may be compensated a small amount if you decide to make a purchase using the above links.

Saturday, February 22, 2020

24/7 Frenzy Review and Giveaway - 5 winners $25 Gift Code - 3/7

Disclosure - free sample provided.


I previously did a review of 24/7 Frenzy's products.  They recently reached out again to see if I'd like to do another review and giveaway.  24/7 Frenzy offers a great selection of items on their website for both men and women.  They offer bras, lingerie, panties, active wear socks, men's sweats, hoodies, boxers and more.



I have been looking for some great comfortable bras for everyday use.  I found a number of great items on the 24/7 website.  They offer t-shirt bras, wire free bras, push up bras, and more.  I chose the SOFRA Women's Full Coverage Wire Free Bras.  These come in a pack of 6.  They are very reasonably priced at just $19.99.  They are comfortable for all day wear and have light padding.  I found that they fit true to size.  They are made well too.


PACK OF 6 | Sofra Women's Full Coverage DD Cup Bra (BR4129PDD1)

This is just one of the many great items that 24/7 Frenzy has to offer.  What would you love to have that they offer?

You can learn more about 24/7 Frenzy by visiting their website.  You can also follow them on Facebook.

Giveaway - Enter to Win 1 of 5 gift codes to 24/7 Frenzy - $25 value each.

How to enter?  Please use the rafflecopter form below to enter. All entries must be done through Rafflecopter.  1 gift code per person.

Rules -  1 winner will be chosen via Rafflecopter.  The winner will be contacted by email and will have 48 hours to respond to claim their prize.  The giveaway will end on 3/7/2020.  Mommie of 2 is not responsible for any prizes not received.  

Disclosure - I received a free sample to facilitate my review.  No monetary compensation was provided.  All opinions are completely my own.  My participation is voluntary.   I am disclosing in accordance with FTC 16 CFR Part 255.


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Saturday, October 19, 2019

Monster Jam All Star Challenge Review

Disclosure - free sample provided.




Are you a huge Monster Jam fan?  My family loves Monster Jam.  We have gone to World Finals a number of times when it was here in Vegas.  We were so bummed when we heard it wouldn't be in Vegas anymore.   However, we were very excited to hear that the Monster Jam All Star Challenge soul now be in Las Vegas in October?  Did you go?




We attended the Monster Jam All Star Challenge.  We were impressed.  This was a great 2 day event and it was more like the World Finals, like we are used too.  I found that the tickets were reasonably priced and it showcased a number of great trucks and experienced drivers.

Our favorite Monster Jam event has always been the freestyle.  The All Star Challenge had an impressive freestyle event.  We saw these massive trucks jump with big air, do flips, and so much more.  The 24 trucks that were showcased kept us entertained and sitting on the edge of our seats.

I would recommend attending this event if you want to see some of the best drivers pull off some of the best tricks you've seen!


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