Beautiful Romantic Evening :)

So I decided to have a romantic candlelight dinner / evening with my fiance.

First, we made chicken francese together.  Let me tell you, this was by far the best chicken I’ve ever eaten.  Here’s what we did:

Slice the chicken breast thin like how you’d buy thin-cut chicken at the store. Dip chicken in egg and then flour.  Saute the chicken with some fresh chopped garlic in olive oil and butter (don’t substitute that combo) in a skillet until the chicken is golden brown.    Next, drain the chicken on paper towels.  Wipe the skillet dry of any oils.  Then, add the chicken back to the skillet.  Put in some white wine (I used the cheap ShopRite cooking wine and it worked really well).  Put on some onion powder, black pepper, and paprika.  Then, add sliced lemon and fresh parsley leaves.  Simmer longer.

Notice how I didn’t use any measurements for the recipe.  Yeah, sorry about that! I just usually wing it.  You really can’t mess it up, and you can just adjust the ratios to your liking.

Anyway, I had bought this really amazing hanging tea light candle off of Amazon.   I decided to use it for the first time tonight.  I thought at first when I bought it that I wouldn’t really get much use out of it.  (I bought it because we’ve been having power outages this summer, and did not have a lantern!)  However, I realized, DUH!… we can use it to light candles in it just because!  So, I decided to eat by candlelight.   This made the evening so romantic.  Here is the tealight candle:  Buy here!

It’s so elegant, isn’t it?  After dinner, my fiance pulled out a red carpet and took me into the bathtub where he had tons of rose petals waiting for me.  Okay, I made those last parts up.  That would have been sweet though, right?!

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I purchased these bath bombs at a discounted rate, in exchange for my honest, unbiased review. I take great pride in the integrity of my reviews. I hope I have been helpful.

Yet Another SimpliFine Product I Love!

I am amazed at the quality of SimpliFine’s products.  I bought another item last week, a silicone spatula set, found here:  Silicone Spatula Set!

I absolutely love these!   So far I have used them to bake cookies (mixing in the bowl) and on a frying pan, mixing crystallized sugar (something you would do to make candy, caramel, or some food bases).  You can blend ingredients, scrape the bowl, or use these to cook.

The BEST feature of these spatulas is that they can be used with very high heats!  That means that you can cook on a frying pan with them and stir food gently.

They are very durable, and they won’t bend or break.   They won’t melt, as they have a heat tolerance of probably much higher than you’ll ever use cooking!

Giving these as a gift would be ideal.  I happened to need spatulas, so I bought them for myself at a discounted rate, in exchange for my honest, unbiased review.

The packaging is lovely… very elegant, professional, and nothing cheap.

I totally recommend these to anyone who loves to cook, or even for people who sporadically cook!  They will really come in handy!

 

 

SimpliFine Silicone Baking Mats

Well, everyone knows how excited I get over new items that just blow my mind.  Well, I recently purchased these SimpliFine (TM) silicone baking mats off of Amazon, and I am amazed it took this long for these things to come to the market!  Where have they been?!  My mom had gotten one for Christmas, and I needed to try them for myself.

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This is literally the most time-saving product I’ve ever purchased.  You don’t even realize just how much time you spend washing dishes and preparing to cook foods, when it could all be bypassed by using a silicone baking mat.

I have 3 ovens at home:  a NuWave oven, a toaster oven, and a regular sized standard oven.  This set includes 3 set of mats, all different sizes.  I was able to fit the small size in the NuWave and my toaster oven. As for the larger 2 sizes, I put them in my regular oven.

You could use these mats to bake or broil so many different items.  I thought of some cool ideas below of what you can do with them:

**Baking cookies:  This is actually what I think they work best for.  You don’t even need a cooling rack.  They don’t stick.  NO oil or butter coating is needed.

**Baking asparagus.  I put a little oil on the asparagus but that’s just so they don’t burn.

**Baking scallions:  Yes, these are declicious!  Many people don’t even think to bake scallions.  I have done it plenty of times, and I love it!  I actually bake them until they’re crispy and shrink.  I suggest adding some oil spray or water on top, though.

**Baking frozen pizza, waffles, pancakes, and pretzels.

**Placing the mat underneath of other items in case they spill over.

**Get creative!  Anything you would typically use a  baking sheet for, can be replaced using these mats.

Oh, and weirdly, I love the smell.  (I know that’s really odd, but I always love the smell of silicone and plastic.)  The feel and texture is also so cool too.

These come designed and manufactured very well.  They are very durable and wash off easily, too.

Even though I got these for a discount in exchange for my honest and unbiased review, I still would recommend them to anyone who is looking for hassle-free cooking!

These mats make the perfect gift!  Or, you can just buy them for yourself, to save time & hassle!

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