Sunday, August 23, 2015

Crock-Pot® Savor Bundle #Review

I'm excited to tell you about the new Crock-Pot® Savor Make Bundle!

Not only do you get the Crock-Pot® 6-quart Cook & Carry™ Digital Slow Cooker w/ Heat-Saver™ Stoneware, but you ALSO get the FoodSaver® V3880 Vacuum Sealer, (1) Oval Marinator, (1) 11”X10’ Heat-Seal Roll, (2) Heat-Seal Gallon-size Bags, (3) Heat-Seal Quart-size bags, (1) 2-pack of 11”X16’ Heat-Seal Rolls, (16) Quart-size Freeze ‘n Steam Bags with this bundle!  That's a WHOLE LOT of product bundled into a low price!!!!     I mean, the FoodSaver itself is worth almost this much, then add in a really cool Slow Cooker with it?!  You have a major deal!

First, let me show you how simple it is to use the FoodSaver:

I've been using a FoodSaver for a couple of years and love it.  I cannot WAIT to use the marinating attachment!!!!! 

I also love that this bundle comes with everything you really need to get started with the food saver!  Not only do you get the heat and seal rolls, but you also get the bags too!

Let's move on to the Crock Pot!!!!  This Crock Pot Slow Cooker has a couple very cool features I'd like to highlight for you.  First, there is a REALLY cool place to store your cord on the back!  NONE of my other Slow Cookers have this and I am in LOVE!
Isn't that awesome?

I also like the locking lid with nice handles so I can travel with this Crock Pot Slow Cooker easier!

This Crock Pot Slow Cooker has a HIGH setting for 4 or 6 hours, or a LOW setting for 8 or 10 hours.  It automatically switches to warm when the cook time is up.  This Crock Pot Slow Cooker is also insulated, so when you travel with it, it helps keep your food safely warm.  There is a gauge on the front of the Crock Pot Slow Cooker to show you how hot or cool your food is.

If you would like to get your hands on this awesome bundle, please visit

*Disclaimer: I was given the Crock-Pot® Savor Make Bundle in exchange for my review.  All opinions expressed here are entirely my own and may differ from others'.
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Saturday, August 22, 2015


Guess What?!
My NEW Cookbook The Gluten Free Slow Cooker will be released in just over 1 month on OCTOBER 1!  

I KNOW!!!!!!!!!

Can you tell I'm EXCITED?????!!!!!!!  


You know what's even better?  It is AVAILABLE NOW for presale where all books are sold!  
The Gluten-Free Slow Cooker makes mealtime quick and easy.  With a little prep the night before or morning of, you can come home to tasty meals that have spent hours cooking while you were out taking care of the rest of your life!  With more than 100 recipes, from Slow Cooker Frittata with Tomatoes, Avocado and Cilantro to Korean Inspired BBQ Shredded Pork, you'll find meal ideas for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even dessert. All with minimal prep but tons of flavor!  Stick to your gluten-free diet while still enjoying hearty, home-cooked meals with The Gluten Free Slow Cooker.

Pick up your copy of The Gluten Free Slow Cooker at any of the following places:

In North America:
In the UK: 

I'm REALLY hoping to line up some in store signing events, but stay tuned REALLY SOON for a Super awesome GIVEAWAY and for how YOU can get my autograph, even if you don't buy the book in person!!!!!  EAAAAKKKK!  I'm like bursting with excitement!!!!

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Cinnamon Vanilla Pearsauce - Gluten-Free

My friend Becky from Week99er came over recently to borrow a couple of my slow cookers.  You see, she has an ABUNDANCE of pears coming from her pear tree so she brought me a bag full!  I let them ripen on my counter for a few weeks and then turned them into this amazing Cinnamon Vanilla Pearsauce!  YUM!

Not only is this pearsauce SUPER easy and SUPER flavorful, but it's full of nutrients and fiber because I left the skin on.  You can take the skin off if you wish, but it really isn't necessary!

If you're the canning type, this would be great to make and can.  I am not, so you'll find I just eat it and cook with it...and will freeze the rest!  LOL

So, go get Pearsaucein'!!!!!

Servings: 20-30

5 quarts (20 cups) sliced pears
1 teaspoon raw honey (or regular honey will work)
2 teaspoons cinnamon
3 teaspoons vanilla
1/3 cup water

Place all of the pears into your slow cooker, then add in the raw honey, cinnamon, vanilla and water.

No need to stir!  Just set put the lid on and set your slow cooker on LOW for 7-8 hours, or on HIGH fro 3.4-4 hours.  Test doneness with a fork, then use an immersion blender to make it as chunky or smooth as you like it!

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Hold and Go Slow Cooker #Review

I'd like to introduce you to a brand new slow cooker called the Hold & Go Cooker!

This slow cooker has a handle integrated right into, which allows you to cook and GO!  

Honestly, I didn't think I was going to like this 5 quart slow cooker.  I mean, won't the handle get in the way?  Nope!  It's really cool actually.  You push the handle back and the lid sits right in a little groove in the handle.  No more looking for a place to set your lid!

When you're ready to take your slow cooker with you, all you have to do is pull the handle up, lock the lid and go!  SUPER easy!  It's easy to clean too by pulling the handle forward instead of back.

Here's a quick video on how it works:

In my experience with this slow cooker, I find it cooks evenly and at a normal slow cooker rate/temperature.  I want to warn you the bottom of the crockery is VERY rough and will scratch your counter top.  I scratched mine right away.  Had I read the information that come with the slow cooker first, there is a bullet point about this.  I put a towel under the crock after that while I loaded it up with my Cinnamon Vanilla Pearsauce!  

A feature I really liked was that the lid was not made of glass.  I like this because it's not easily breakable.  I also like how the lid has a rubber seal on it to help seal the lid while you travel.  The lock is SUPER easy to use and I love that as well.  Nothing complicated at all!

I will DEFINITELY be using this slow cooker whenever I have somewhere to travel. (I bring slow cookers to work ALLLLLL the time so my collleagues can taste test things for me!)

This Hold & Go Slow Cooker can be purchased in Silver or Red right here.

If you'd like to find out a bit more info on this Hold & Go Slow Cooker, you can follow them on Facebook or Twitter

*Disclaimer: I was given a Hold & Go Slow Cooker in exchange for this review.  All opinions expressed here are solely my own and may differ from others'.. Print Friendly and PDF