Friday, April 29, 2016

The Cafe Pro from Capresso is the ultimate Mother's Day Gift for the espresso lover in your life!

If your mom loves espresso and cappuccino I have the ultimate Mother's Day Gift idea from Capresso.
I love, love, love going to Starbucks and getting my favorite drink, but let's face it it can get expensive and when I'm craving a little extra caffeine for the day at home I don't always have the time to drop what I'm doing and run out to get one.
With the Café Pro from Capresso I can now make my own at home and what a fun gift idea for the espresso lover in your life! The Café Pro is a commercial grade professional espresso and cappuchino machine that will have you brewing barista style drinks in no time.
I wasn't sure how easy this would be to use being a commercial grade / professional quality product, but after using it for a few weeks I'm so glad that I gave it a try. This machine comes with 2 different filter options that allow coffee lovers at any skill level to prepare café-quality drinks. The heavy duty double spout filter is designed for beginners and is convenient and easy to use allowing you to make 1 or 2 espressos at a time without having to perfect the tamp or grind size of your espresso.
For the expert home brewer and those looking to improve their barista skills, the bottomless espresso filter lets you perfect your drink based on the pressure in the sieve which is built up based on grind size and tamp producing a richer, thicker crema and a hotter brew to improve the coffee's taste.
This all may sound complicated, but it's actually really easy to use. Fill the water tank just like you would a normal coffee pot. Add your espresso and let brew. If you love foamed or steamed milk for a cappuccino or latte then the commercial style power frother works great. Simply add milk to a stainless steel  pitcher and let the powerful steam froth it.
Add your favorite syrup, espresso and frothed milk together and within minutes you'll have your favorite drink mixed up. I love that I can buy my favorite brands espresso and syrup to make these drinks at home. I'll admit that it's not exactly the barista style drink I would pay $5 for, but without any formal training it's pretty darn close and I love how convenient it is to have any time I need a latte!
Craig and I have used it so much already and what a fun machine to have when guests come over! I'm not a huge fan of plain coffee, so being able to froth the milk and add syrup and my favorite caramel drizzle is so much fun!
I love this machine and the Capresso Iced Tea Maker that I featured a few weeks ago. Both would make awesome gifts this Mother's Day or treat yourself and have mom over for a drink perfected by you. I'm sure she'd love you either way!
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Thursday, April 28, 2016

The Experts at Anthem Sports Offer the Widest Selection of Products on the Web!‏

The Jackson Five Family received a complimentary product sample to help facilitate this feature. However, all opinions are honest and our own!

It's baseball season and I'm so excited to watch the boys play this year. Having 2 boys in sports can get expensive and searching for the right equipment they need can be a struggle.
Anthem Sports makes things easy. Their team of highly-trained experts offer outstanding customer service to help you find and purchase the exact equipment you need whether you're looking for the perfect baseball glove or shopping around for practice equipment for the whole team.

Anthem Sports offers over 20 different categories with hundreds of items to choose from and all of your favorite brands. They offer same day shipping if ordered by 3pm EST, offer in-house equipment experts to quote you on large team discounts and customer orders, and you'll love their new Fan Zone with all of your favorite professional team's swag.

Anthem Sports' mission is to help build championship teams!


Jace needed a new bat this year and I love that Anthem Sports was there to help find the perfect one. Not only do they offer tons of equipment options, but I loved that they list the latest bat rules and regulations for each league, bat size charts and more.
We chose the Easton S500 youth Speed Brigade bat and he loves it so far. It offers 7050 aircraft alloy construction which gives the hitter a faster swing speed. The all sports grip gives players an extremely comfortable and in control feel when stepping into the batter's box. We're definitely ready for the first game!
We highly recommend Anthem Sports for all of your sporting equipment needs. Their prices are competitive and they have so much to offer!
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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Make moms time in the kitchen fun and easy this Mother's Day with a well-designed, high quality and functional product from frieling...

The Jackson Five Family received a complimentary product sample to help facilitate this feature. However, all opinions are honest and our own!
If your mom loves to cook and entertain then she'll appreciate a gift from Frieling fresh solutions this Mother's Day. For over 25 years Frieling has been dedicated to developing and sourcing functional and well-designed products of the highest quality for home and kitchen use.

Frieling offers a huge selection of products --everything from wine and bar accessories, to the perfect french press for the coffee and tea lover to the highest quality cookware and bake ware. Make moms job easier in the kitchen this year with a gift from


My mom loves to cook and we eat there several times a week so when I had the chance to try out WOLL Cookware Diamond Plus Fry Pan w/Lid, 9 1/2" dia from the Frieling website I had to let her be the first to try it with her pizza burger recipe that she wanted to share with you today! It's a family favorite that everyone loves and a quick, super easy weekday meal.
Pizza Burgers
1 lb lean hamburger
1 jar of pizza or tomato sauce
salt, pepper and oregano (spice to liking)
1 bag mozzarella cheese
4 or 5 buns --top and bottoms make 8-10 burgers!
 Fry the hamburger until brown, drain and return to pan. Then mix your pizza or tomato sauce, add salt, pepper and oregano to your liking and stir until completely mixed together. Let everything simmer together with the lid on for a few minutes until the sauce warms.
Split your buns apart and put them on a pan, insides facing up. Top the half buns with the hamburger mixture and then add the mozzarella cheese on top of each one. Place on the top rack and broil until the cheese is melted and slightly brown.
It's such a simple recipe, but one that even the pickiest of eaters will love --enjoy!
My mom loves the WOLL Cookware Diamond Plus Fry Pan. I've used it several times making everything from asparagus to my fave portabella mozzarella Panini and it's awesome.  I let my grandma who loves to cook us breakfast try it and we she wants one for herself. She's used many pans over the years (she's 80!!) and she said she's never used one like this! 
WOLL cookware is definitely an investment, but after using it I can tell you it's totally worth it. WOLL products are individually made in Germany and cast by hand using their original aluminum casting process, and a unique cutting and abrasion resistant hard base coating to ensure the best cooking results for a long time.
I can already tell this pan will never get that icky black stuff in the bottom that you have to scrape off. Everything just slips and slides in the high-quality non-stick coating making it look brand new after using. It is dishwasher safe, but you really only need hot water and a little detergent to clean it and it's in perfect condition again. I love how easy this makes cooking. Cleanup is one of the worst parts of cooking for me and with the pan coming so clean there is no scrubbing making it a breeze. WOLL cookware distributes the heat and stores it particularly well --which means you can keep the temperature turned down and save energy too. Another win for this pan!


Mom's love being in the kitchen so why not making her job easier with a high quality product from Frieling this Mother's Day!



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