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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Prep for the Holidays with the LG ProBake Double Oven at Best Buy! #ad @BestBuy @LGUS

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

Fall is my favorite time of the year. Not only is it beautiful because the leaves change colors but I love the cool crisp air. I love wearing sweaters and boots and, most of all, I love being able to enjoy the holidays with my family and friends.

During this time, I love baking and making Thanksgiving dinner and Christmas dinner. On my holiday wish list this year is a new range/oven. One of my favorites is the new LG ProBake Double Oven available at Best Buy for our Prep for the Holiday campaign.

When I lived in Santa Fe, I had a wall double ovens and it was the most amazing thing during the holidays. But our kitchen in this house is a lot smaller and we cannot have a double oven. But I can if with the new LG Pro Bake Oven because it is all in one appliance.

It is also a convection oven that makes cooking a lot faster. The LG Pro is great because you can make the main meal below and then the side dishes above. Look at the wonderful large oven space it offers. I would feel like a professional chef with this oven! The LG range moved the heating element from the bottom of the oven to the back wall for optimal heat distribution. Enjoy consistent browning on top and bottom.

The other feature I love is that the LG’s ProBake Convection ranges feature LG’s EasyClean®, get a clean oven in just 10 minutes. 10 minutes? That is crazy! My current oven requires at least 3 to 4 hours to be clean and we always have to open the windows to let the chemical smell out.

I would love to have this range. Now only because of the double ovens but because of the ease of use and it looks beautiful as well.

It is available at Best Buy. Buy it there and you can receive the Kitchen Bundle Rebate through 10/29. You will receive a Visa Gift Card valued up to $400 with purchase of a 4 piece Kitchen Package. Or, receive 5x reward points with your Best Buy account on any ProBake Range purchase from 9/28 – 10/29. This can also be stacked with the kitchen bundle rebate mentioned above.

How can you beat that deal? With the holidays coming, this is something that you might need. I know what I am asking for Christmas!!

Monday, September 26, 2016

Bruch with Banfi Wines! @BanfiWines #banfiwines

I am not a wine person per se because I really don't know what wine is good with what type of food.
But I do enjoy wine with my meals every once in a while. I especially enjoy sweet and sparkling wines.

Recently I received a bundle of wines and goodies from Banfi so I could enjoy the different type of wines they produce. I was thrilled because it allowed me to get a little creative and learn about in, thus, making my experience much more pleasurable.

When you realize that there is a "science" to win and its flavors, it is helpful. Choosing the right wine pairing is key. Banfi allowed me to do so and it really made the difference. I feel like I have had a mini education on wine and love it.

Here are just some examples of my wine pairing based on what I learned and what I felt would work together.

On Sundays, we like to have Brunch. It is the only day that we can sleep in and get a break. So I like making quiches and salad. With our quiche, I decided to pair the Bolla Sparkling Wine and Rose Regale. These mainly go with sweets or in other drinks but I felt I needed something light and sweet to cut through the heaviness of the bacon and cheese quiche. They were wonderful. Light, sparkling and sweet. Not everyone lies sweet wines but those are my favorite.

The next weekend, I made a beautiful caprese salad with fresh pesto made with the basil I grew. I also had fresh mozzarella and heirloom tomatoes. Because this is such a light dish, it held up well to a red wine. This Riunite Lambrusco is fizzy and fruity (YUM) and worked well with the strong pesto and freshness of the cheese and tomato!

I have to say that I loved these wines. I still have a few more to try and pair. I am making lots of notes in my Wine Tasting Notebook and hope to enjoy them all! If you are looking for some new wines to try, check out the large selection of wines Banfi Wines sells.

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