Great Amazon Finds

I love to shop. Like most ladies, I love to go to the store and, if time allows, browse through the latest items in fashion, makeup and home decor. Picking up the different products and imagining what that outfit will look like on you, or how cute would this picture look on the wall, and what concealer would work best to hide those dark circles. These are all things that a lot of us truly love to do. However, due to circumstances of most of us having hectic schedules, and now the limitations from the current pandemic, going to browse through the stores is becoming more of a thing in the past and online shopping is increasing more and more each day.

Who reigns supreme in the online shopping world? Amazon, of course. Amazon has quickly become the one stop shop where you can find anything and everything your heart desires. I will admit, it has quickly become one of my favorite things to do. I love to sit and browse on Amazon. Honestly, you can find anything on there and the best part, at a good price. Another positive is that they ship very quickly also. I may order something on Monday and in most situations, it will be at my home by Wednesday. Pretty amazing for sure.

Amazon has quickly become one of the best places to shop, and has become so popular that videos and list of great Amazon finds have become very successful. People love to find great new things!! Therefore, I wanted to share a few items that I found on Amazon that I highly recommend. Check them out, I think you will love them too.

The first item I found on Amazon that I love, has quickly become an item that I now do not understand how I ever lived without it! It is the Rub-a-Way Bar Stainless Steel Odor Absorber!! This little bar is like magic. Just simply by rubbing the bar, with or without water, can remove odor from your hands. Don’t you just hate when you cut onions or garlic, the smell stays on your hands even after you wash your hands repeatedly. The smell just lingers on there. With this little gadget, one use is all it takes and the smell is completely gone!! Not only does it work great, but it also comes in with a very low price tag. I highly recommend this little guy, especially if you are someone who cooks often and loves to use onion and garlic in your dishes. Hey, forgot to mention, it works great on fish odors as well!!

Next, are these beautiful bedside wall light sconces. I absolutely adore this product. Before purchasing, I had the traditional bedside lamps the sit on the nightstands beside the bed. However, after my husband was diagnosed with sleep apnea and had to begin using a C-PAP machine, I found that the table lamps did not allow enough room for the machine to be placed beside the bed. So I browsed through Amazon for other options and found these lamps that could be mounted on the wall and no wiring was needed. They plug in!! The head is adjustable and is perfect to adjust your light for reading in bed, and I love the extra room is provides on my nightstand now. Best of all you get a set of two for a great price.

The last item I want to share today are these adorable Rae Dunn laundry storage baskets. I love all Rae Dunn products, and these are no exception. They are not only super cute, but make for ease in transferring clean or dirty laundry from room to room. Very durable with handles on both sides for easy carrying. One basket is somewhat larger than the other, and if you are looking for large baskets, these are not for you. They are smaller in size, but still will hold a good amount of laundry to carry into rooms to be put away. I LOVE the look and ease of these. Check them out.

Again, I am an Amazon fan, and have many products to share. Those will come, hopefully, in future posts. Also, I can’t wait to browse and find more new and exciting things to try too!! I hope you check each of these products out. All these I would say are GOOD STUFF!!

I hope this finds each of you healthy and safe. May you be covered with many blessings today.

Love and hugs,

Jennifer

Family Dinner Favorite

Dinner in my home is always a big deal. You would think I lived in a house full of boys, instead of girls for the amount of food my children consume. I mean, they are big eaters!!! They love their food and they are always asking for me to go the kitchen and cook them something. My 18 year old daughter jokingly says “Woman, get in that kitchen and fix me some food.” She’s our comedian, can’t you tell? Coming up with good dinner ideas for my big family can be challenging sometimes. Especially coming up with dinner ideas that are easy and will feed a large family. Most of the time I have to double any recipe I make. My 11 year old is also a pretty picky eater also, so when I cook I always have to keep in mind the things she will actually eat.

I love to browse Pinterest for different dinner ideas. I also love cookbooks. I have a pretty big collection that I have accumulated over the years. I recently have pulling a lot of recipes out of my cookbooks lately. One of my favorites ones was a gift my oldest daughter got me for my birthday, The Pioneer Woman Cooks, Come and Get It. I would say I have been reaching for this particular one a lot lately. The recipes are not very difficult, and are pretty fast and easy for a busy family.

This book can be purchased at Walmart, Target, and many other stores. I also found it available on Amazon. Anyone who is a Pioneer Woman fan, or just looking for some easy delicious recipes, would definitely enjoy this book.

I have made several recipes from this cookbook. One of our favorites we tried again this past week, slow cooker glazed ribs. This is a delicious recipe that your whole family will love, and we can’t forget it is done in the crockpot!! Anything I can do in the crockpot is a favorite in my book. You definitely can purchase the book and find the recipe or look online for the recipe as well. I am also posting it here on my blog for an easy reference.

Slow Cooker Glazed Ribs

Ingredients:

2-3lbs of pork loin ribs or baby back ribs

1 Large onion

12 garlic cloves

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1 cup plum preserves

1/2 cup ketchup

1/2 cup Barbecue sauce

Several dashes of hot sauce

Directions:

  • Cut the ribs in half and place them in the slow cooker
  • Add the onion, garlic, salt, and pepper
  • Place the lid on the cooker and cook on low for 8 hours, make sure you don’t keep lifting the lid.
  • After 8 hours, strain off all the cooking liquid, make sure not to strain garlic or onions.
  • Make the sauce in a bowl combining preserves, ketchup, barbecue sauce and hot sauce. Stir these together until combined.
  • Pour sauce over the ribs and move the ribs around a little to make sure the sauce is on the ribs as much as possible. Ribs are tender at this point, so be gentle.
  • After sauce is added, continue to cook for 15 minutes.
  • Remove ribs to cutting board to separate.
  • Serve and enjoy!!

I promise that you will love this recipe!! We served with some good southern corn on the cob, and had a perfect dinner that everyone enjoyed. Give it a try!!!

Love and hugs,

Jennifer