Thursday, May 21, 2015

Sizzi Giveaways

I don't usually post giveaways like this on my blog but I wanted to share this one because I think it is fantastic.  If you are a Canadian who loves beauty products I know you will love Sizzi and their giveaways

Enter for your chance to Win one of these two prize packs!
Sizzi is now Open to all future 'Sizzlers' ... To celebrate Sizzi is giving away an 'All About BEAUTY prize pack': prize valued at approx. $100 and one 'MOROCCANOIL Hydrating Essentials Bag': prize valued at approx. $119

All you have to do to Enter is 'Like' Sizzi on their FB page and share  with your friends. You can also retweet their giveaway post on Twitter.  You can retweet once per day for extra chances.
One share a day equals one new entry in the random draw.
Winners will be announced on fb within 10 days of a random draw.
Giveaway closes June 30th at midnight.
Canadian residents only. Good luck everyone!!

All About Beauty - $100 value
MoroccanOil Hydrating Essentials prize bag- $119 value

First prize pack includes the following items:
 - Clarins Paris Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil - 7ml
      (LIMITED EDITION),  in raspberry
- Bon Vital Massage Gels, Oils and Lotions (mixed variety)
     x 11 - 7.4ml
- Jonathan's Curl Keeper Ultimate Hold Gel - 30ml
- Joico K-PAK Revitaluxe Bio Advance Restorative Treatment
    - 150ml
- EXO Pure Remover Gel Nail Polish Remover - 1 wipe,
- Salon Styling Hair Clips - x2 with black comb
Eyeshadow - Paradise Premier - 2.5g
- Revlon Sugar Sugar Lip Topping - 1.35g
- Narciso Rodriquez for her eau de parfum - 1.2ml
- Dr. med. Christine Schrammek derma.cosmetics Blemish
       Balm, regulating - 1ml x3, light, classic, honey
- Collection XXII Eye Mask with Collagen
       & 24k gold flakes

Second prize pack includes the following items:

- MoroccanOil Treatment Original - 25ml
- MoroccanOil Frizz Control - 50ml
- MoroccanOil Moisture Repair Shampoo - 250ml
- MoroccanOil Moisture Repair Conditioner - 250ml
- Velvet MorroconOil Bag

Thursday, May 14, 2015

J&D's Foods Pretzel Bread Crouton Review And Shaved Brussel Sprouts Salad with Pretzel Bread Croutons Recipe

The product(s) featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency for the sole purpose of product testing. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation. 

Justin Esch and Dave Lefkow  launched  J&D's Foods  in June of 2007 and funded it with a $5,000 win on America's Funniest Home Videos from Dave taking a shot from the face from his 3 year old sold son. The duo quit their jobs, rolled the dice to pursue bacon-flavored interests full-time.
J&D's Foods makes Bacon Salt, Malt Salt, Ketchup Salt, Bacon Rub, Baconnaise, Bacon Croutons, Tomato Basil Croutons, Blue Cheese Croutons,Pretzel Bread Croutons, Bacon Crispy Bake, BaconPOP, Bacon Ranch, Bacon Gravy, Bacon Lip Balm and much more.
If you are bacon obsessed like I am then you should be in heaven with all the yummy products they make.  

J&D's just launched new croutons. The new croutons are  J&D’s Tomato Basil Croutons,  J&D’s Pretzel Bread Croutons and  J&D’s Everything Croutons . I received the Pretzel Bread croutons one but I will have to try all the others at some point because they sound yummy and I have to admit that I love croutons.   I am one of those people who will eat croutons as a snack and I know all of the above mentioned would be so yummy as a snack.

As soon as I received my pretzel bread croutons I just had to open up the package   and try it out. I was just going to eat one of 2 and I had to force myself not to eat anymore than that because it was close to dinner time but I wanted to snack on them because they are so darn yummy.    For the first time in years , I did not get the chance to take photos of the product because I just couldn't resist trying it out right away.

I highly recommend J&D's Pretzel Bread Crouton.  

Want to purchase any of their product? Check out where their products are available in their  Find A Store  page .   If there isn't a store near you that has their products, you can also buy online on their  site. They accept international orders. I am so glad they accept international orders because I see a lot of their products I want to try in the near future.

Shaved Brussel Sprouts Salad with Pretzel Bread Croutons


1 4.5 oz package  J&D's Pretzel Bread Croutons
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 1/2 lbs. shaved (or thinly sliced) Brussels sprouts
1 1/2 cups halved cherry tomatoes
6 ounces goat cheese, crumbled (optional)
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
4 ounces prosciutto, finely diced
1 shallot, minced
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons whole grain mustard
1 1/2 tablespoons honey
2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

 1. Preheat oven to 350F.
 2. For vinaigrette: Place a small sauté pan over medium-high heat and melt butter. Add prosciutto and sauté for 3 to 4 minutes or until prosciutto browns. Pour contents into a mixing bowl and add remaining vinaigrette ingredients, except oil. Whisk together and add oil in a slow and steady stream until fully incorporated. Adjust seasonings and set aside until ready to use.
 3. To assemble: Place Brussels sprouts, Pretzel Bread Croutons, cherry tomatoes and goat cheese (if using) into a large salad bowl and toss together with vinaigrette. Adjust seasonings and allow salad to sit for about 10 minutes before tossing one more time and serving.