Fissler Adamant Fry Pans: Hard Like Stone

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Fissler Adamant Fry Pans

I do enjoy cooking, but I do not enjoy messing up my pans because of my use of metal utensils. Sometimes it is just best for me to use them because the plastic is not that great of an option either as far as one’s health is concerned. So on the lookout for a pan that I can certainly use with some of my favorite metal utensils. For the first time I made paella and it was delicious.

Adamant, a new fry pan line from Fissler, stands out for its unusually tough nonstick sealing, with silicon carbide particles that make the surface hard like stone. This premium nonstick fry pan offers superior resilience that allows for carefree use of metal spoons and spatulas.

Adamant’s fry pan is one of my favorites now after trying it out. It cooks evenly and it was able to take my metal utensils. In fact, my metal spoons hit the pan several times without leaving any scratches. It reminds me of a cast iron pan and the next thing that is needed to be prepared in this pan is either fried chicken or fried fish. Yum. I cannot wait.

Adamant comfort offers:

• high pan body allows the preparation of bigger portions
• cookstar® all-stove base, ideal for induction hobs, as well as all other types of hobs
• safety handle with hook-in function for practical use of premium glass lid or the clippix splatter shield
• ideal heat absorption, distribution and retention
• 5-year guarantee
• Made in Germany

Are you sold? I bet my fried chicken will turn out as great as yours or better in my Fissler Adamant Fry Pans. Who wants to challenge me? 🙂

 


Caring Case Collection Mobile Edge Perfect for Female Travelers

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Caring Case Collection Mobile Edge Bag

Mobile Edge has created the perfect gift for Mother’s Day, but certainly do not limit it to only this special holiday. From their Caring Case Collection of pink-themed totes and laptop bags, each of which sports the symbolic pink breast cancer awareness ribbon.

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“The greatest gift any Mom can receive is the love of her child, and what better way for a child to express that love this Mother’s Day than by helping in the fight against breast cancer,” says Paul June, VP of Marketing for Mobile Edge. “Mobile Edge feels it is our social responsibility to help give back, so with each purchase of a bag from our Caring Case Collection, we donate 10% of the retail price directly to breast cancer foundations. Over the years, these efforts have raised more than $400,000.”

Just coming back from my first time in Palm Springs, California, the Mobile Edge’s gorgeous Pink Faux-Suede Tote radiates style and was perfect. It fits laptops and MacBook Pros with 15-inch to 17.3-inch screens, and fits in any overhead compartment and under any seat, making it a great companion for the frequent flyer.

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Each bag also features stylish fittings, self-healing zippers, and Mobile Edge’s lifetime warranty and 100% customer satisfaction guarantee.


Who Is In Your Lineage: Sweet Water Taste at Horizon Theatre Makes You Wonder

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Who Is In Your Lineage: Sweet Water Taste at Horizon Theatre Makes You Wonder

Do you know who is in your lineage? There are some secrets that the people of old want to keep and then there are some that need to get out and be told. Sometimes there are times that we only want what is rightfully part of our inheritance and quick frankly that is part of what is going on in Sweet Water Taste at Horizon Theatre. It is one of the funniest and thought-provoking plays put on at Horizon Theatre. From the start of the play there are some of the funniest scenes and when you hear them sing and act out, Staying Alive, you will darn near fall out of your seat. There is a whole lot of seriousness intertwined humor and it made me wonder if there are other family members out there with my maiden name that are of a different race that I do not know that can offer some history, inheritance and more.

All hell (and a little bit of heaven) breaks loose when Elijah Beckford, a prominent southern black undertaker, approaches his wealthy white cousins, Charlie and Elizabeth Beckford, and demands to be buried in “the family cemetery.” SWEET WATER TASTE is an award-winning comedy making its South-Eastern premiere at Horizon Theatre Company this summer.

SWEET WATER TASTE features an ensemble of seven of Atlanta’s favorite actors. LaParee Young (Horizon’s How to Use A Knife and TV’s Greenleaf) and Chris Kayser (Alliance Theatre’s A Christmas Carol, Horizon’s The City of Conversation) are the black and white patriarchs who go head-to-head. Playing their wives caught in the middle are Lala Cochran (Horizon’s Waffle Palace Christmas) and Jen Harper (TV’s Greenleaf). The adult kids representing the next generation are Justin Walker (Horizon’s The City of Conversation), Enoch King (Horizon’s The Santaland Diaries, Constellations), and Brittani Minnieweather (Horizon’s Disney’s Freaky Friday).

SWEET WATER TASTE will run July 12 – August 18, 2019 (Press Opening: July 12, 2019). Performances are Wednesday through Sunday (Wed-Fri at 8pm, Sat at 3pm & 8pm, Sun at 5pm). Tickets start at $30 for weekdays and $35 for weekends.  $20 anytime for teens and full-time student under 25 with valid student ID.   Prices are subject to change and will rise as performances fill up. Patrons are encouraged to purchase tickets early for best prices. Seating is general admission. Our intimate theatre is in the heart of Inman Park and Little Five Points at the corner of Euclid and Austin Avenues (1083 Austin Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30307), and includes FREE parking. Tickets and information are available at horizontheatre.com or 404.584.7450.

Do you have some family secrets that you want to keep to yourself? 


Vegan and Cruelty-Free Matte Liquid Lipstick – MGS Accessories

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Vegan and Cruelty-Free Matte Liquid Lipstick – MGS Accessories

Enjoy having fun playing in #makeup? Need that perfect #mattelipstick for those that love colors that represent your mood for the day and it lasts all day without transfer unless you eat something oily? @mgsaccessories is the brand for you. All of the MGS Accessories products are vegan and cruelty free.

 

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The shades are the following from the palm and up my arm:
1.  Saucy
2.  Frisky
3.  Uptight
4.  Boss Lady

My favorite is Frisky and hubby will be glad to know that🤣

MGS-Accessories

From seasonal hues to daily moods, MGS Accessories has a lip color that fits the look and spirit of women. “Each liquid lipstick representing your mood for the day and how you are feeling including: Natural, Mysterious, Uptight, Frisky, Glam, Posh, Peachy, Boss Lady, Cutie and Saucy,” according to CEO & Founder of MGS Accessories Rashee Gupta.

MGS Accessories offers a long-lasting and pigmented collection of Matte Liquid Lipsticks featuring a color for every occasion and mood that are kiss-proof tested!

Totally tested and it proves true. Did not rub off after using it to smooch the love of my life.

ABOUT RASHEE GUPTA:

After three successful years as an international makeup artist and success in being a beauty blogger, Rashee, who is CEO & Founder of MGS Accessories, wanted to further share her knowledge, love, and passion for all things glam and related to skincare and makeup. Feeling the void of products as well as representation for women of color and an absence of products and names she could relate to, she set out to create MGS Accessories. A brand that is not only glam but pays tribute to Rashee’s Indian roots. We are a cruelty-free makeup brand with vegan products that carries a variety of beauty products and tools as well as skincare.

What is your favorite vegan brand lipstick? 


Our Baby’s Going To Be An Auntie

07/07/2019 / Inspiration, Main Menu
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Our Baby’s Going To Be An Auntie

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Our baby will be our grandson’s auntie!!! I laughed out loud at that fun fact. You see hubby and I have been standing, let’s be real, in and out of faith for over 5 years. In those 5 years, we have went from renting a home with barely enough space for a child to God blessing us with a home that not only has a backyard, but a backyard with a playscape for our child.

You are probably asking, “So what is the big deal?” The big deal is that we are still waiting for our little girl that was promised to us a good 5 years or so back. In that time of waiting, we have miscarried twice and I have gone months without a cycle to even chart.

Back to the fun fact that I laughed out loud about. I had to laugh to keep myself from crying yet another time at how sometimes I believe unfair life is. I am a bonus mom to 3 grown boys and hubby just loves me so that he wants to have children with me, so when we found out that we were grandparents, picture it: I am in the bedroom in our home that is allotted for our promised little girl and looking around and seeing a changing station, dresser and a crib that quite frankly she will not be using first, but our grandson will be.

 

 

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I do not share much about our #infertility #fertility journey like I initially set out to do.  I have decided for #womenshearthealth month that I would be honest with myself, about how it is a challenge regarding how long it has been taking to #conceive and stay #pregnant. At times it just flat out hurts thinking about it, but hubby and I are keeping the faith. We are continuing to rely on what God has promised us and just do what we can as far as our physical and emotional #health and with that said, I have started using @pinkstork fertility support pills and tea which I ordered from @target for a reasonable price actually.  The tea is quite tasty and no negative side affects with the #supplements or #tea. Prayers and pleasant thoughts to others in this challenge. Let me know what you are doing to improve your #hearthealth. #lovemonth #love #february #saturday #naturalfertilitysupplements  #pinkstork #atlanta #atlblogger #god4bandme #reproductivehealth  #womenowned #ttc #vitex #ttcjourney #ttcaftermiscarriage #fertilitytea  #conception #ovulation #pinkstorktea

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How unfair is that?!! What a hellava pill to have to swallow. If I am being honest, I was a bit upset with God and wanted to scream so loud that the neighbors would think that hubby was hurting me. I wanted to just yell at God and ask, “ What the hell are you doing to me?”

I already have been waiting for years, but then this goes and happens. Not that I am not glad to have a handsome cutie pie of a grandson that he is, but I just thought that our baby, our promised baby, would be the first one using the things we purchased in preparation for them. Not our grandson.

After screaming in my head, crying and wanting to tear every last string of my hair out, I opened my Peace Belongs To Me devotional that I had been reading and the day that I was on was sharing about the faithfulness of God and it got me off of me and back to the God that made the promise to us. The funny thing about that was, I was on the wrong day’ in the devotional. But God. He is faithful. He has proven to us in other areas that He does love us. Father God does care and He will do what He says He will do. He knew what I needed to read and hear at that moment.  Now let me say that I still have my moments that I still wonder what in the world is Father God doing, but I have to believe He knows what is best.

Trust and believe, I surely do not understand His timing or ways of thinking, but good grief, what a funny thing to be able to share with others when she comes that she is indeed younger than her nephew, but she is his auntie:)

What situation have you gone through or are going through that you thought was horrible, but God turned it around and made you step back and laugh?

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Sweet Water Taste at Horizon Theatre starting July 13th

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Sweet Water Taste at Horizon Theatre starting July 13th

Horizon Theatre Company is continuing its 35th Anniversary Season with a production that packs more family drama than your laugh-box will be able to stand! SWEET WATER TASTE, a new comedy from Gloria Bond Clunie, will hit the Little Five Points stage from July 12 – August 18, 2019.

“You won’t want to miss this story of two families, one black, one white – two branches of one family tree in North Carolina,” says Co-Artistic Director Lisa Adler.  “Funny, irreverent and topical, SWEET WATER TASTE features some of Atlanta’s best actors and Horizon favorites. If you’ve loved previous summer productions from director Thomas W. Jones II (Blackberry Daze, Da’ Kink In My Hair, How Black Mothers Say I Love You), you’ll be thrilled with this Southern ensemble comedy.”

All hell (and a little bit of heaven) breaks loose when Elijah Beckford, a prominent southern black undertaker, approaches his wealthy white cousins, Charlie and Elizabeth Beckford, and demands to be buried in “the family cemetery.” SWEET WATER TASTE is an award-winning comedy making its South-Eastern premiere at Horizon Theatre Company this summer.

Performances are Wednesday through Sunday (Wed-Fri at 8pm, Sat at 3pm & 8pm, Sun at 5pm). Tickets start at $30 for weekdays and $35 for weekends.  $20 anytime for teens and full-time student under 25 with valid student ID.   Prices are subject to change and will rise as performances fill up. Patrons are encouraged to purchase tickets early for best prices. Seating is general admission. Our intimate theatre is in the heart of Inman Park and Little Five Points at the corner of Euclid and Austin Avenues (1083 Austin Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30307), and includes FREE parking. Tickets and information are available at horizontheatre.com or 404.584.7450.

ABOUT HORIZON THEATRE COMPANY

Horizon Theatre Company connects people, inspires hope and promotes positive change through the stories of our times.  We produce professional area and world premieres of smart, funny and provocative contemporary plays.  We also develop the next generation of diverse artists and audiences.  For more information about tickets, group sales, or to receive a season brochure, call 404.584.7450 or visit horizontheatre.com.

Major funding is provided by the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs, the Fulton County Board of Commissioners and Fulton County Arts and Culture, the Metropolitan Atlanta Arts Fund, The Shubert Foundation, the Imlay Foundation, The Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta and Bloomberg Philanthropies.   Horizon is also supported in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts through appropriations from the Georgia General Assembly.   GCA is a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.  We are grateful for our play and program corporate sponsors:  the Turner Voices initiative of Turner Broadcasting, Macy’s, the National New Play Network, and Kilpatrick Townsend.


Making Summer Brighter with Gayo Azul

07/01/2019 / Foodie, Main Menu
Summer Recipe Fun

Looking for new and exciting ways to make super summer recipes with Gayo Azul®!  Gayo Azul® cheese is a brand with a rich heritage and a strong Dutch Influence and has been a traditional staple for Caribbean Hispanics for decades.  Growing both its fan base and distribution, Gayo Azul® has a delicious line-up of cheeses that are made with fresh cow’s milk and are 100% natural, hormone and antibiotic-free. The Gayo Azul® assortment is sure to please any cheese lover with its versatile cheeses that can be purchased as wedges, chunks, cubes, slices, balls, and wheels. Gayo Azul® can be found at Publix locations.

Gayo Azul® is sure to please every palate and can be used in a variety of different recipes such as exciting cheese plates, appetizers, dips, soups, salads, sandwiches and entrees. This summer add Gayo Azul® cheese to classic dishes such as Quesadillas, Tacos, Enchiladas, Burritos, and Nachos!

Some of the varieties include:

Gayo Azul Dutch Gouda – this versatile cheese is perfect for slicing, shredding, and melting in any recipe.

Gayo Azul Dutch Edam – this cheese is a bit firmer than Gouda, yet has a rich flavor and smooth creamy texture.

Gayo Azul Fresh Queso Blanco – a mild and fresh tasting white cheese that holds its shape when melted and is perfect for grilling.  It has a crumbly texture and is great for salads, soups and tacos.

Gayo Azul Sliced Muenster – a delicious cheese that is amazing served hot or cold, on sandwiches or any favorite recipe.

Check out this wonderfully delicious quesadilla recipe:

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What is your favorite recipe featuring cheese? Have you tried Gayo Azul cheese? If so, which one?


Atlanta Food & Wine Festival 2019 Recap| #knowthesouth #afwf19

Many from miles around drove and flew in to be in town for the 9th Annual Atlanta Food and Wine Festival. Where was it? Loews Hotel Downtown Atlanta of course and for the 1st time, the Tasting Tents were at Historic Fourth Ward Park. Why you say? Where else would you go if you are a food and cocktail connoisseur. It is only the most anticipated events in Atlanta during the Summer. It is the kick off of all kick offs when it comes to festivals in Atlanta.

I have been 3 years in a row and have not been disappointed by the activities, only by the fact I could not afford to bring all my friends with me. It is truly a phenomenal event, that started on Thursday with Destination Delicious and ended on Sunday with the tasting tents.

Destination Delicious:

1st Stop for Me, now trust me, there were a lot of things going on especially if you were Connoisseur. But anyhow, destination delicious, presented by The Local Palate, was at The Stave Room and I was indeed in for a treat. Never had I had the opportunity to attend Destination Delicious and after witnessing it first hand, I really felt deprived. I had truly missed out by not attending in past years. Lots of libations (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), dancing (the dj was on point) and delicious chef creations from all over the South, GA of course, Mississippi, Arkansas (wait until I show you how they impressed me), as well as other Southern states.

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Off the ‘Eaten Path #afwf19 #knowthesouth

After some needed rest after dancing, eating and drinking the night away, we attending a wonderful breakfast in the Connoisseur’s Lounge in the Loews Hotel, entitled, Off the ‘Eaten Path where chefs shared with us their stories and were able to showcase flavors and destinations one probably did not think of including small to large establishments (including places you would never think of). What a learning experience and what some have to go through to share their talents and love for food and of course, we had the chance to mix and mingle with them as well.

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Friday Lunch: Summer Sizzle

After that wonderful time of interacting with some great people, we awaited our chance to attend the Friday Lunch: Summer Sizzle session on the Grilling Terrace, which had cold libations, wonderful flavor creations and more from where, of course, the South’s best chefs. So many tasty drinks and eats that it was so hard to pick a fave, because all of them were winners, but I honestly kept going back to Chef Deborah VanTrece’s plate of yumminess (pic) and the Hayman’s London Dry Gin drink.

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Now if after that you were not full, shame on you because there was plenty for all to enjoy.

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Now if you purchased a day pass, there are learning classes that you can choose, but make it quick because they fill up fast. I was able to sneak in the South X FRANCE and the SOUTH X ITALY classes and they showed how the “South” is not just found in the South, but all over the world and how other regions and cultures make an impact on us here.

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Break time. Time to go back to your hotels and recoup right quick because the main event is on at 7:30 pm. Hubster and I stayed at a hotel nearby so we left and rested a bit and then came back out to prepare for the nights festivities.

I have to share again about the Connoisseur Experience and you are asking what is the big deal about it? Well to be quite frankly, they have their own events separate from others. For instance, while lots of us were at the Tasting Tents at Historic Fourth Ward Park, they were at the Atlanta Bicycle Barn or a dinner at the Loews Hotel.

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Can you say that we did not get to everything!! We were having so much fun at some of the tents and exhibits that we were so exhausted and full by the time we went down one side of the park and made our way back up to the other side. Moving this portion to Historic Fourth Ward Park was a wonderful idea; it was beautiful and much more sidewalk space just in case it did rain. If you were there last year then you would know what I am talking about. It rained so bad last year on Friday during the event that a lot of us had rain boots and muddy shoes:)

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There were so many wonderful food choices that it was very difficult to select just one so I selected two favorites (the sandwiches from Hattie B’s which shame on me for not visiting them b/c they are near a section of town that I am in at least once a month, in little five points where my favorite theatre is, Horizon Theatre. My second choice and I need to say shame again on me. Hubby and I were there last year for my birthday, Beau Rivage Hotel and Casino in Mississippi. Totally stayed there and did not eat there. We have to go back especially after hearing that Kristian Wade won #PNCBestoftheFest competition. That daggone burger with the fried oyster on top was TOPS!!!

As we walked away full of joy and full of food and drink, we shared with each other our favorites but right before we did that, we had to sit on that Red Eye Rye Motorcycle (this time I was in control) and sip some Rye and Coffee which was actually pretty good.

I was invited to the Connoisseur Breakfast where I was able to Savor Arkansas, #savorarkansas and can you say I did not realize that I was in for such a treat. Everything and I mean everything was wonderful, from the representatives to the chefs and bartenders. I even met some fellow Michiganians who have a wonderful restaurant in Arkansas. I could not leave without sharing some pictures and it ended with a surprise swag bag at the end. Way to go!! So sad it had to come to an end for me, but not for thousands of others who were able to enjoy the rest of the weekend’s festivities.

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You talk about a ball. Next year cannot come fast enough, so to make sure you are in the know and stay in the know, feel free to follow me at any of my social media channels, just search for God4bandme as well as checking out atlfoodandwinefestival.com for all the details you will need for next year’s event.

What is your favorite Spring Festival to attend?


The Great Myrtle Beach Condo Giveaway

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ENTER TO WIN AN OCEANFRONT CONDO or $50,000 CASH! 

Win an Oceanfront Condo and Change Your Life! Vacation Myrtle Beach, one of the largest providers of family vacation accommodations in Myrtle Beach, SC, is pleased to announce the launch of The Great Myrtle Beach Condo Giveaway contest, which features the grand prize of a furnished oceanfront condo at The Caravelle Resort located in Myrtle Beach, SC, valued at nearly $100,000 (or $50,000 CASH, winner’s choice)!!! Other lucky winners will receive a 7-night stay or a 3-night stay at one of Vacation Myrtle Beach’s oceanfront properties.

The newly renovated, oceanfront efficiency condo offers room for up to four guests and includes a fully-equipped kitchen. In addition to its prime Myrtle Beach location, the resort provides convenient access to all of the area’s major attractions, restaurants, and things to do. Families and couples enjoy a wide variety of on-site amenities including an indoor pool, a block-long poolscape complete with a large pool, whirlpool, lazy river, kiddie lazy river, kids’ pool, poolside bar, and plenty of relaxing deck options. In addition to everything you need for fun in the sun, the resort offers an array of dining options as well as an opportunity for rejuvenation and relaxation at its on-site spa.

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Becoming Closer to God, One Minute and One Day at a Time

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It has been found that the U.S. is the most overworked developed nation in the world. With Americans having less and less time outside of work, personal time is at an all-time premium.

Author Jaël Naomie know that doesn’t leave much time for prayer.

In her new book, “One Minute with God,” Naomie provides biblical verses, prayers, and space for reader reflection and notes, so her audience can make time for prayer and growth, in less time than it takes to make a cup of coffee.

“Many of us overlook spending time with God,” Naomie said. “We don’t think we have time to read the Bible or reflect. This devotional makes it simple and easy, and the response from my readers has been so gratifying!”

Naomie’s devotional prayer journal has a biblical verse and prayer for every day of the year.

“We can’t avoid all of life’s distractions,” Naomie said. “But this is a way to make time for what is important, to make all of those other things much easier.”

This paperback devotional makes it so to have some time with Father God. It is a devotional that will leave you wanting more and more of a relationship with Him. There is a scripture, a summary/snippet that goes along with the scripture and at the end a chance to reflect.

Becoming Closer to God, One Minute and One Day at a Time

Enter for a chance to win 1 of 2 copies of Closer to God, One Minute and One Day at a Time

If you would like to purchase a copy for yourself, or for someone else, please click here and you can pick it up from Amazon.

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