I had never heard of a Madeleine Pan prior to receiving it. What drew me to it was the shell-like molds. When I was researching the pan I found that there is a recipe for Madeleines. All the recipes I found seemed pretty easy.

There were so many recipes online, but I settled on this one. While I was mixing my eggs and sugar, my mixture never got thick and fluffy. So, I gave up and continued with the recipe. I really didn't think they were going to come out. I was wrong.



For my first batch, I floured the pan just like the recipe suggested. It was a mess. But, I added my batter to the pan anyways. I baked them for exactly ten minutes, as soon I took them out I was able to flip them over onto the cooling rack. They did NOT stick at all. They just came right out. I sprinkled them with some powdered sugar and them a try. They were surprisingly good.

For my second batch, I used PAM (cooking spray) on the pan. I wanted to see if the Madeleines would still come out easy. I was surprised when they slid out even better than the first batch.

  

Bake foolproof French butter cakes and soft cookies with the Bellemain Nonstick Madeleine Pan. Its combination of old-time durability and modern convenience is irresistible ... and so are the sweet treats it creates!

Solid Cast of Strong, Durable Carbon SteelCommonly seen in extreme-use cookware such as woks, carbon steel is second only to aluminum in heat conductivity, and it's much more resistant to denting and bending than aluminum. So you can expect many years of turning out delicious, evenly baked little cakes for every occasion, from elegant tea parties to after-school snacks.

Nonstick Coating for Better ResultsIt's the delicate shell-like fluting that makes madeleines so pretty ... and so difficult to get perfect. Traditional madeleine molds required heavy pre-greasing, and still caused quite a few damages when the baker tried to dig the madeleines out of them. But thanks to modern nonstick technology, your madeleines will slide right out of the Bellemain pan.

Easy Clean-UpThe nonstick coating also makes cleaning the Bellemain Nonstick Madeleine Pan practically effortless. No scraping or scouring necessary; it can even go right in the dishwasher.

I am very pleased with the Nonstick Madeleine Pan and I would recommend it to anyone. If you would like for information or to purchase one for yourself, you can do that here.

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This book is going to come in so handy when we are planning birthday parties. Perfect for pre-teens. My bonus daughter and I will be able to find lots of ideas from the book. There are lots of very colorful photographs throughout the book and everything is very affordable.

Let the celebration begin! Whether you want to throw the best birthday bash ever or you’re dreaming up a just-for-fun sleepover extravaganza with your friends, Faithgirlz! has you covered. Packed full of creative and crazy-fun ideas, this book contains everything you need to know to plan fifteen great get-togethers from start to finish. From holiday parties to secret garden soirees, cookie bake-offs for a cause to "glamping" slumber parties, you and your BFFs will get detailed how-tos and plenty of tips for designing cute crafts, d├ęcor, munchies, and more. Plus, clever ideas throughout show you how to turn every day into a special occasion! Have a blast from invitation to gracious goodbye - all on a crafty girl’s budget.

There are so many ideas for snacks, decorations, crafts and so much more. The recipes included in the book are awesome. It's actual recipes, easy enough for young girls to do (with a little assistance of course). It even gives hostess tips. I love how to shows the girls that everyday is a day to celebrate.

If your daughter or other young girl in your life loves to host parties or get-togethers, this is the book for her.

Disclaimer: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

The Bluelife Sprial Vegetable Slicer is a nice kitchen gadget to have. I like to use when adding cucumbers to my salad. My son loves watching as I use it, he thinks it's really interesting. Maybe I'll be able to get him to eat some vegetables.

This product was very simple to use. It reminded me of sharpening a pencil. If you can sharpen a pencil, you can use the spiral vegetable slicer. You insert your vegetable and turn it and you get perfect sprial vegetables. It also came with a little brush to clean the inside of the vegetable slicer.

  • EASY-TO-USE INGENIOUS DESIGN. Hand held plastic vegetable cutter with two blade sizes. Use a simple turning motion (just like sharpening a pencil) to instantly turn boring vegetables into irresistable curly veggie treats. Easy and safe to operate, no machine to set up. Dishwasher safe & easy to clean, small enough to fit into your kitchen drawer.
  • PERFECT FOR CARROTS, ZUCCHINI, CUCUMBER, TURNIPS & SWEET POTATOES. Spiralize endless Julienne strips of carrots, zucchini, cucumber and all kinds of other firm vegetables for low carb, healthy vegetable meals. Simply the best vegetable pasta slicer available.
  • STAINELESS STEEL VEGETABLE SPIRALIZER WITH SPECIAL JAPANESE BLADES - TWO SUPER SHARP JULIENNE SIZES - 2mm x 3mm and 3.5mm x 5mm. Perfect sizes to create vegetable stir-fries, pasta dishes, salad brighteners and more! High quality spiral vegetable slicer with special super sharp Japanese stainless steel blades & high grade food-safe plastic.
If you are interested in learning more about this product, or if you would love to have one for yourself, you can check it out here.

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I love creating photo books. They are so fun to create. Photo books make great gifts for friends and family. We currently have a couple photo books from another website and my son LOVES looking through them. Just the other day he was asking when I was going to do more of them. You can customize them for a special event or just because. I can't wait to see the quality of the photo books from Collage.com.

   

Create a professional photo book with a single click using Collage.com's One-Click Photo Book. Select photos of any size from Facebook, Instagram, Flickr, or your computer and they will instantly suggest a clean, professional layout that you can further customize.

Click here for 51% off a 20-page 11.5"x8" Hardcover Photo Book From Collage.com.

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post for US Family Guide. I am not paid for this post, but I will receive free products in exchange for my honest review.
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 I was so excited to be selected to participate in this bzz campaign. We LOVE pizza. When my bzz kit arrived, it contained a coupon to get a FREE Ristorante Pizza and 8 - $1 off coupons to share. I headed to Winn-Dixie to pick up my FREE Ristorante Pizza and when I got there I noticed that they were on sale. Buy 1 Get 1 FREE, so I was able to get 2 FREE Ristorante Pizzas (I had to use my Winn-Dixie card to get the second one free).

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The #1 frozen pizza brand in Italy is here. And it’s awesome. With a crispy, thin crust and a distinctive combination of toppings and seasonings, it’s no wonder the people who know pizza love Ristorante Pizza by Dr. Oetker. Using only the highest quality ingredients, these pizzas tantalize your tastebuds and indulge your senses with an authentic Italian taste. Try any of the eight high-quality pies at home for a quick and satisfying meal. (We know you love your family, but you may want to save these for yourself.) But beware — things move fast with Ristorante Pizza. One bite leads to a second date; a second pie almost always sparks a long-term relationship. Hey, that’s what happens when you flirt with deliciously authentic Italian pizza.
My husband and I weren't huge fans of this pizza. I liked it more than he did. Our son ,on the other hand, loved it (well that is after I removed the green and tomato).

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I think it was better than some brands we have eaten in the past, but it's not something that we will go out and buy. I'm not a fan of thin crust pizzas. These frozen pizzas are kinda small for the price.

Disclaimer: I am a BzzAgent and received a coupon for a FREE product from BzzAgent in exchange for my review. I was not compensated for this post in any other way and the opinions expressed here are 100% my own.

 I love to sleep in complete darkness....even the light on the alarm clock bugs me. I am a very light sleeper. I am so excited that I had the chance to try out a sleep mask. The Dreamer Sleep Mask is so comfortable to wear. It back strap of it as a piece of velcro on each side, so you can adjust it. It blocks out all of the light, so now I can have a better night of sleep. I would recommend this mask to everyone that loves to block out the light while sleeping or just relaxing.

The Dreamer is a long time favorite of many Dream Essentials customers; liked for its style, comfort and ability to block light. The fabric that rests over the eye area on the face is plush, fully breathable, 100% cotton interlock padding. It is a slim-line Sleep Mask it is super-comfy and when fitted correctly provides typically 100% light blocking. This Sleep Mask features the Comfort Snug™ head band, which is a wide strap that gently cradles the head in a smooth secure way. 100% light blocking for effective sleep and relaxation Ultra comfortable using natural cotton for sensitive facial skin Mask secures around head with silky sheer Comfort Snug™


Wait, there is more. My readers and followers get a coupon code. You can get 20% off Store wide exclusively at www.dreamessentialss.com and get FREE shipping for USA orders over $25.

Coupon Code: DRLT19

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I love baking, but I have a problem. My cookie sheets look horrible and I always have to line it with foil or parchment paper. When I use foil to line the cookie sheet, I have to change out the foil after every batch of cookies, because the foil rips or some of my cookie stays behind.

Now, that I have the non-stick silicone baking mat, I don't need foil or parchment paper. Be sure to read the directions that are printed on the box. Before you're first use, it says to wash with with hot soapy water and then apply a think layer of vegetable oil. You only have to do this prior to the first use, unless you put the baking mat in the dishwasher. When I'm ready to bake, I just place the baking mat directly on my cookie sheet.

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 I used the baking mat today for the first time today. I made some homemade chocolate chip cookies. 

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 My chocolate chip cookies came out awesome and when I removed the cookies from the baking mat it left no residue or anything else behind. Be sure that you do not use anything sharp to remove the cookies, you don't want to damage your mat.

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This baking mat is gonna be used a lot. I made 6 batches of cookies this morning and the mat still looks very clean. Nothing was left behind. I can't wait to use it for biscuits, rolls, pizza and so much more. Don't you want one for yourself, you can get it here.

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