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Easy Meal Share – I purchased & tried Kraft Fresh Takes – yummy!

 

Southwest 3 Cheese Recipe of Kraft Brands Product Fresh Take the package

I there friends, what an easy meal for my hubby and I, a while back a neighbor told me all about Kraft Fresh Takes (in the refrigerator section at the grocery store) and I just had to try it. I told my husband all about it and so we sought out the product to purchase and try at home.

We had defrosted from pork chops from our freezer, for using with this, we decided to try the “Southwestern 3 Cheese Recipe” that night.

Southwest 3 Cheese Recipe of Kraft Brands Product Fresh Take inside the package two sections and instructions.

Looking at the back for the package I was worried at first that their were not any instructions, the instructions were found on the ziplock enclosed bag.ย  I preheated the oven and used my spray oil on a cookie sheet.

The package comes with 2 sections, one with the cheesy ingredients (gosh I have a real craving for cheese sometimes, perhaps it is because I was born in Wisconsin) and the other is the breading and seasoning mix.

Southwest 3 Cheese Recipe of Kraft Brands Product Fresh Take inside the package opened showing cheese and bread seasonins sections.

You then open up the middle of the ziplock bag, pulling it apart to mix the dry bread and seasoning ingredients with the cheese. Now I took the pork chops one at a time and placed them in the bag and gave them a good shake… previous to placing them in I did put a quick rinse on the pork chops to help the ingredients stick well.

After all the chops were coated, I followed the instructions and placed the spare topping on top of the chops. I baked them in the over for the time as directed and used my electronic probe thermometer to test the temp to make sure the pork was up to 160 degrees… all was well, the timing with my oven was right.

Southwest 3 Cheese Recipe of Kraft Brands Product Fresh Take the finished product on plate pork chop,with mashed cauliflower (side salad not show)

I have to say that the pork chops were very easy to make and delicious to eat, we simply love this product here at my house. I thought I should share a quick review of this self purchased product with you all… if you love the ease of shake and bake, and the flavor of cheese, I don’t think you can go wrong with this product. We served this with the Cauliflower “Mashed Potatoes” recipe from South Beach Diet (we love this more than actual mashed potatoes) and a side salad… I wish I pictured the whole meal back then but I did not.

I Mariah, reviewed this product, I am not affiliated with Kraft and I was not compensated for this review in any way, I purchase this myself. All pictures enclosed are my own.

Save 20% off orders of $100 or more at Kiyonna during their President’s Day Sale!

 

deep red snug dress with sweetheart neckline a black lace little bolero over shoulders and arms, and the dress has ruching
Another outfit with a sweetheart neckline, that I could see Marilyn Monroe wearing. Can you tell I love Marilyn’s style… drool I bet this would look great on me… maybe. lol

Hi friends, here is a special that is good until the 19th from Kiyonna, just click on the picture below and use the Code: PRESIDENTS
President's Day Sale

You may recall, I’ve been drooling over their products for a while now, the sizes are size 10 and up… plus sizes my friends and their are some styles, that this avid viewer of What Not To Wear, sees as highly flattering on any figure.

Kiyonna Wrap Top in Jade color

Show off those curves and enjoy some special savings. I have yet to decide what I want to save up for, unfortunately. But I am seriously thinking of posting pictures of myself and what I am drooling over and having you all vote on what I should get for myself. Maybe I will post a picture of myself with it later, after I purchase it to. So you can help me play dress up, I have a little trip in mind soon, with my parents up to their 1 week Condo stay for my birthday and I would love to look pretty… maybe I will run into a Celebrity or 2 on my stay in Vale… wouldn’t that be nice?

Or maybe you can plot to have the team from What Not to Wear meet me up there? *giggle* Nah, just kidding… I don’t want secret footage of myself, I really don’t dress up much as I cannot afford much, since I’ve been disabled with chronic pain since 1991 and my husband has been disabled with pain and injured back for about 6 years now. I bet I look like a homeless person a lot, I need to really start sewing some clothing with my patterns and materials and post those projects here. lol

Okay, alas I have once again rambled… can you tell the weather is changing here and suddenly my pain level has gone up? ๐Ÿ˜› Well it is and I am…

Love and hugs,

Mariah

BH Cosmetics – Win Contour & Blush Palette and the 32 Color Lip Palette

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Hi there folks, have you visited BH Cosmetics yet? Do you know all about them? Their makeup palettes are professional grade and high pigmented. I had not had any idea of where people were getting such lovely colors for their makeups in all the fun pictures online of creative faces. I finally found them while searching for highly pigmented eyeshadows once upon a time. Back then, around February or so, I was fortunate enough to “Like” them on Facebook and they ran a giveaway on there. I was fortunate enough to win and here I was about ready to order the very same palette from them that I won! ๐Ÿ™‚ I love their eyeshadows and I was so lucky when they invited me to take a look at my choice of some of their products and possibly do a review and giveaway! My collection eventually will be complete with their products, the way my luck has been going and I find that so exciting. I just know that I need to order more products from them.

BH Cosmetics Contour and Blush Palette

I finally decided on what I wanted to try, the easy one was the Contour and Blush Palette that I had been eyeballing since Winter. The next choice to help round out my BH Cosmetics collection here was for the 32 Color Lip Palette. The products arrived in no time at all within a big box that had all the items cushioned well for shipping. I love the care that they take in shipping, with some companies out there you never know what condition your beauty products will be in when they arrive, for instance I just had a large order that I received from my favorite Beauty Supply place, that I had been going to since I first saw them while I was an instructor for professional Cosmetologists, Salon Manager and Stylist… this is the first time I decided to order from them through the mail and this will be the last time. Everything in that Beauty Supply Box was loose in the package with only a crumpled up piece of paper on top… and things leaked and boxes crushed etc. Like I said, I love the care that BH Cosmetics takes in packaging and shipping their products. ๐Ÿ™‚

I immediately had to open the products, which are in the nice compact like cases, the cases are textured, unlike the glossy smooth case for the eyeshadows I have were in. On initial look, inside the cases, I was in love with all the lip colors, I then looked at the Contour and Blush Palette and wasn’t sure if these were the colors I would choose for myself. Upon looking out in the natural light I realize that the colors are neutral enough that they could work on me with my warm skin tone after all.

BH Cosmetics Lip Palette

I then put on the contour and blush playing around with contouring my short but square face, I could go on and on about face shapes and how to contour but lets face it, there are tons of online resources for this information as well as figuring out your face shape and the best ways to contour your face. Someday when I have more time, I may take the time to sit down and take you through all the steps and explain how to contour and other makeup hints and tips that I learned, but now is not the time. ๐Ÿ™‚

The Contour and Blush Palette are a lot of fun to create different looks with, and though I wouldn’t have chosen these colors for myself in the past, I would choose them now and I think these colors are neutral enough to work on just about any complexion.ย  The contour goes on just right… lighter or darker as you choose and you may also conceal with the same palette…although Iย  don’t use it for that, I use the lighter colors to layer highlight. I first use one of the light colors and then on top of it I use a shimmer color on top in some areas to highlight more.

I don’t believe in totally changing the shape of your face with contour however, natural beauty is in all shapes and sizes, my friends… so if you are like me and and love to play with makeup, save this contouring for formal pictures and anytime you maybe on camera or at a formal affair, then just make it subtle and check it from all sides in the lighting like you will be seen in to make sure it looks good and is blended well.

I then played with the lip palette, at first using my finger, you see I couldn’t wait. Then I was a good girl and reached for my lip brush, I found some gorgeous colors in there, some of which I thought were too dark until I mixed several of the colors together. I really love one of the dark frosted bronze color (far right bottom) and because it’s a tad to dark on me I love mixing it with the other lighter colors.ย  The Lip Palette of the 32 lip colors also contains some lip glosses in it, but it mostly contains lipsticks in the palette.

Anyway I have had a great time with my Contour & Blush Palette as well as the 32 Color Lip Palette and I continue to play with them still. The packaging is quite nice, however I would have preferred that the lip colors and contour and blush were in the palette case like the eyeshadows were in. The eyeshadow case, was both easier for me to open and it is comparatively easy to clean if you get any makeup on them. I tried windex and even rubbing alcohol to get them clean for the pictures I took, but I couldn’t clean it off well at all. However, that is only a small inconvenience and I don’t believe I will be taking further pictures of the cases in the conceivable future. lol And I must say that the cases are still rather lovely.

I would like to thank BH Cosmetics for their letting me try their products, and like their eyeshadows, I wasn’t disappointed with the quality and quantity of the products. Thank you BH Cosmetics.

Now for the fun part, we have wonderful Giveaway here folks!

Sorry the Giveaway has Ended!

Good Luck to all our friends!
Disclaimer:ย 
Mariah Lockwood personally reviewed this product. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, BH Cosmetics provided me with a free sample of this product to review. I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. ย Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. The photo’s used in this review were provided by me (Mariah Lockwood).

Welcome to The Beauty Bloggery

Hi there… welcome to the newest of my Blog attempts, The Beauty Bloggery. Here I intend to share with you fun beauty hints, tips and tricks as well as products reviews and recommendations… be it my own or be it from around the web.

Please have patience with me as I am both Riah Rambles (it’s my Rambling that can get out of hand) and I am disabled in chronic pain and sometimes it may be a while between posts. But I hope that this blogging thing here on my very favorite subject, will become second nature and I will be flagging thing around the Internet for you to see, when I am unable to blog anything for myself.

Ok… well without further adieu… here is The Beauty Bloggery.