Thursday, December 18, 2014

reCAP Mason Jar Caps [Review]

I have acquired a number of glass Mason jars over the past few years from my canning endeavors. From the small 4 oz canning jars to the big 1/2 gallon canning jars, I love the versatility for more than just canning. The 4 oz canning jars are perfect for storing leftovers for my toddler. The quart and half gallon canning jars are great for storing grains and dried beans. However, Mason canning jars can be used for so much more! Not only do reCAP Mason Jar caps transform ordinary glass jars to containers that can store and pour, but they also allow you to make your own homemade cleaning and beauty products with the pump and sprayer caps.



Mason Jar Pump Cap                 ($7.00)
Mason Jar Sprayer Cap              ($7.00)
Rating: total green check marks out of 5.


The Good
The Not So Good
Transform Mason jars into usable containers
Caps are made from plastic
Reduces use of plastic containers
Regular size only
Easy to install and use
Does not dispense stream



I reviewed the reCAP Mason Jar Pour Cap a couple of months ago and I loved it. Being able to use all of the glass Mason jars that I have lying around for other purposes is very eco-friendly. reCAP offers many other types of caps for Mason jars, including the Pump Cap and the Sprayer Cap.

reCAP Pump Cap and Sprayer Cap are made from plastic and are 100% BPA free. The caps are made in the USA.

reCAP Pump Cap worked as expected. After a few pumps to prime the pump, the liquid soap was coming out nicely. This is a regular pump (not a foaming one), so it would be perfect to use with soap or with lotion or any similar liquid. The tube is 6" long, so it could work with the smaller Mason Jars (8 oz). The pump outputs 2cc with a lock down saddle in case you want to "close" the pump. The 6" tube was a little tight with the 8 oz Mason jars, but I was able to get it in there with the tube being bent a little. This did not hinder the ability to pump.

reCAP Sprayer Cap also worked very well. The sprayer only sprays mist, not stream. It has a dial at the end of the sprayer to turn off or on. Both "on" sides dispense mist. The mist is good for covering a large area, but not for targeted areas where a stream would do better. I poured my homemade shower cleaner into a quart 32 oz Mason jar. The tube on the Sprayer Cap is about 8" long and it fit well inside this Mason Jar with a little bend in it. This did not hinder the ability of the sprayer to work.

I was a bit skeptical about using a quart (32 oz) Mason jar as a prayer jar because of the bigger width of the container. After trying it, I was was able to hold the jar with one hand and spray with the same hand. I love that I can make my own homemade cleaner sprays and reduce the amount of plastic I use.

I would recommend reCAP Mason Jar Adapta caps in the Pump and Sprayer Caps. They fit regular sized Mason jars and allow you to use Mason Jars for other purposes. Reducing exposure to plastic and reusing the items we already have in our home is eco-friendly and economical. Plus, you can decorate the glass Mason jars to match your decor, or give them as gifts.

Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free. No other compensation was received. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. All opinions are my own.


Wednesday, December 17, 2014

John Boos Cutting Board [Giveaway]

A good cutting board is an essential tool for any cook, whether amateur or professional. John Boos' cutting board have always rated well because of the high quality craftsmanship. Enter below for a chance to win a round John Boos cutting board.

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Deliciously Savvy is hosting this giveaway! This is a professional cutting board made for chefs and chef "wannabe's" and will last a lifetime with proper use and care. It is 1 1/2 " thick and is a nice dark color. It is made of American Black Walnut and made in the USA! 

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1 Lucky Winner will receive this Professional Cutting Board
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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Blogger Opp: NuWave Cooktop [Giveaway]

Sometimes, we all need an extra burner, especially around the holidays when we are cooking large meals. NuWave Precision Induction Cooktop (PIC2) is portable and convenient. I love that NuWave offers temperatures settings from 100 F to 575 F and precise temperature control. My glass top range can vary in the temperature output, so having an extra burner when you need to keep a specific temperature would be very useful. Below is a FREE blogger opportunity to host the NuWave Cooktop giveaway and help spread the word. You get 2 FREE links for posting the announcement post.

Hosted By : Deliciously Savvy

Deliciously Savvy uses this portable NuWave cook top regularly and I love it! I do everything with this product! Deep Frying, boiling, steaming, fondue, sauteing….. you name it, this cook top can do it! I figured that I would share the amazing convenience of this cook top with me readers! This cook top came in extremely handy for Thanksgiving! And I know that I will be using it for Christmas and so many holidays/occasions. You just never seem to have enough burners when you have those large meals to prepare and sometimes you need such an exact temperature for certain cooking methods, that this burner works better for the precise temperature that certain meals and/or cooking scenarios require versus your traditional stove top! That is why everyone should have a Nu Wave! And Deliciously Savvy wants to share!
Check out the Detailed Info from Nu Wave Below:
The NuWave Precision Induction Cooktop (PIC2) as seen on TV offers precise temperature control, adjustable in 10-degree increments. With a minimum temperature setting of 100F and an upper limit of 575F (Sear), the NuWave PIC2 offers a wider temperature range than competitor models. This permits the appliance to act as more than just a cooktop. The NuWave PIC2 does the thinking for you. It offers state-of-the art programming technology with 100 hours of memory that allow you to prepare complex recipes with ease. A “Delay” function allows you to initiate cooking when it’s most convenient for you, including an automatic shutoff function when cooking time is completed. The NuWave PIC2 was engineered with a circular design scheme, doing away with excess space that serves no cooking function. The PIC2’s round design also echoes the traditional feel of an intimate gathering place like the kitchen or dining room table. Mealtime is about community and the PIC2 was designed with that idea in mind. Despite its portability and compact size, the NuWave PIC2 offers a large cooking area, measuring 9 inches in diameter. In this case, bigger is better, with the PIC2 allowing for greater diversity in cooking vessels and portion sizes.
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Complete energy saving cooking solution
Uses up to 70% less energy
1300 watts
6 pre-programmed temperature settings
Precision temperature control
Lightweight and portable
Can deep fry, stir fry, sauté, boil, steam, sear, slow cook, barbecue or grill

1 Winner Will Receive This Cooktop! ($99 ARV)

Sign Ups Close: 12/20
Giveaway will run from 12AM EST 12/22 through 12AM EST 1/17
Open to residents of US Only and Must be 18+ years old to enter.

As Always, I need Your Help Promoting! Simply Post The Announcement and receive 2 FREE Links! Choose from Facebook Visit, Twitter, Pinterest and/or Instagram! Also, you can receive the 2 Links without announcement post for a flat $3 Fee Payable to mcushing7@hotmail.com at PayPal.

Co-Hosts Needed: $6 for 5 links for your choice PLUS the 2 FREE gives Co-Hosts 7 links total PLUS a co-host page linked to their website as well as extra follow and secret word pages (# depends on # of sign ups so the more we promote the more we receive!) Enter NuWave On PayPal Message & Co-Hosts are not required to Post Announcement but it is greatly appreciated. 
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Monday, December 15, 2014

Blogger Opp: $100 Paypal Cash [Giveaway]

Sign up below for a free blogger opportunity to host a giveaway for $100 PayPal cash. You can also enter to win. Post the announcement post for a FREE Twitter link giveaway entry and then post the giveaway once the code is distributed.

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Why a Calcium Supplement May Be Right for You [Sponsored]


Why a Calcium Supplement May Be Right for You

Calcium deficiency carries with is a wide range of uncomfortable symptoms, including lethargy, muscle cramps and numbness or tingling in your fingers. Is it largely caused by dietary inadequacies and, in some cases, lack of sun exposure. Over time, calcium deficiency can lead to osteoporosis, also known as brittle bone disease. How do you know if you need a supplement?

You Don't Do Dairy

Milk, cheese, butter, ice cream and other dairy products are rich in calcium. Unfortunately, not everyone's digestive tract is up to the task of processing them. Whether it's an allergy or sensitivity to either casein or lactose, cutting out dairy can give you calm digestion but a calcium-starved skeleton. The same applies if you find the taste unpleasant and avoid dairy products. Vegans can also suffer from this, as they eat no animal products whatsoever.

You Don't Get Enough Sun

People who live in the extreme north can go without sunlight for months at a time. In more temperate climes, dire warnings of skin cancer have taught an entire generation to shun the sun entirely to maintain their health. However, any extreme can be taken too far. Your body requires vitamin D to process calcium. You get vitamin D from the sun or from supplements. It is unfortunately very scarce in food.

If you fall under either of these criterion, a calcium supplement is usually wise. Of course, you will want to ask your doctor. You can click here to learn more about a calcium supplement that doesn't come in large, hard-to-swallow pills.

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. I received a small amount of compensation that helps to offset the costs of providing eco-friendly and natural content to you.


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