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Showing Off My New Chicago Cutlery DesignPro Santuko Knife!

I can’t believe it’s already been a month since I added the Chicago Cutlery DesignPro Knives to my kitchen routine.

I filmed a little ‘demonstration’ video showing both the Santuko knife in use, and then a comparison between the DesignPro 8″ Chef Knife next to another similar 8″ knife that I also own, to give you an idea side by side the difference.

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Posted in Mom Central Recipes

Crockpot Chicken and Biscuits

Last month I shared with you about my inept knife skills and how as a Chicago Cutlery Mom Ambassador I wanted to, at the very least, not be scared to use large sharp knives in my kitchen.

Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve confronted that fear, and have been using my Chicago Cutlery DesignPro 8” Chef Knife in the kitchen when prepping our food.

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I’m a Chicago Cutlery Mom Ambassador!

While I love blogging about a lot of different things (hence my blog title name…Three Different Directions LOL) – the more I blog about food, recipes and kitchen wares, the more I find that’s where my passion is.

I’m enjoying experimenting in the kitchen with new foods and products, but like so many of you…I’m ordinary (I don’t mean that in a bad way, read on!). What I mean by that is;

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New York Style Bagel Crisps

You know I love traveling, and I have always wanted to go to New York (I don’t think being only in the JFK Airport counts). I’d love to see the sights, hear the sounds, ride the subway and experience the food! I’d love to recreate the atmosphere here at home, but have you ever tried to make South Dakota look and feel like New York? It’s a really hard thing to do…well maybe except for the food…

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Healthy Living Tips & Filtrete Odor Reduction Filters

Remember these simple tips from healthy living expert Lisa Beres, when you’re trying to reduce odors in your home.

Foul odors in your fridge. Clean the fridge drawers and shelves by adding a few drops of natural dish soap to a bowl of baking soda and stir until it creates a thick paste. This will remove odors as well as stains left behind

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Nakano Seasoned Rice Vinegars

I’ve cooked (and cleaned!) with traditional vinegar before but I actually had never even heard of rice vinegar prior to reviewing the Nakano Seasoned Rice Vinegars as part of this Mom Central blog tour.

I was intrigued by the variety of flavors that the Nakano rice vinegars came in; Original, Roasted Garlic, Red Pepper, Basil & Oregano, and Balsamic Blend to name just a few.

Nakano is committed to helping consumers take steps towards eating healthier and is sure that you can test your willpower during their “60-Day Splash it On, Step it Up Challenge”.

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Summer Fun for Your Entertaining Needs at Target

I can not believe it is July already! The summer is already flying by. We’ve been busy already with entertaining and it looks like we’ll be gearing up to do so again before too long. I’d rather prep for guests with food and décor, enjoy their company and the food stuffs, and then when it’s all done…have easy clean up. This past weekend we hosted my sister and her family. We got to use some great dinnerware from Target while entertaining and eating, and I’m excited to share it with you.

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Nonni’s Biscotti Bites ~ Worth Taking a Moment For

It’s been over a week that I got home from Kentucky, and I think for the first time since then I’ve finally been able to take a moment to just slow things down and breathe.

I’m sure there are moms out there that have way more on their plate than I do, and Nonni’s believes you deserve a break too, and what better way to do that then with Nonni’s Biscotti Bites.

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Posted in Beauty Mom Central

Crest and Oral-B Pro-Health Clinical Test Drive #CrestSponsored

About a month ago I let you all know that I was going to be doing a Test Drive for some of Crest and Oral-B’s new Pro-Health Clinical products. I knew to expect good quality items as we use Crest in our home all the time, but I wasn’t sure if it would be ‘better’ than the Crest/Oral-B products we currently use.

One of the benefits of the Crest and Oral-B Pro-Clinical Plaque Control products is that they are supposed to give you that clean feeling you have when you go to the dentist.

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Could Someone Else’s Trash Become Your Treasure?

So my daughter and I spent yesterday afternoon cleaning out her room.

She’s turning 16 in a week and a half and we felt it was time to let go of some of her “treasures” by finding them another home or filing them under “G” (for garbage).

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