Friday, September 27, 2013

Purex UltraPacks GIVEAWAY Ending SOON



GIVEAWAY ENDING SOON!!!

Only 4 more days to enter to win a coupon for a free bag of Purex Ultra Packs plus Oxi.  If you haven't gotten your entries in yet you can enter here.  There will be 3 lucky winners for this prize.

Also check out all the current giveaways and don't forget to get all your daily entries in. 

GOOD LUCK!!



Gorton's Wicked Good Seafood Review and GIVEAWAY

**I received the product featured free of charge in order to give an honest review.  No other compensation was received.  My thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.**

 
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 Are you a fish lover? If you are, Gorton's has some products you will love.


Gorton’s has been the trusted brand for great seafood since 1849. Even more, at Gorton’s they have a passion for seafood, and truly believe in it as an easy, delicious, and sustainable option that can help people live a healthier life. Our mission is to help people everywhere enjoy the goodness of great seafood.

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 I really like fish myself and was happy to have the opportunity to do a review for Gorton's.  I even found a new flavor I hadn't seen before to give a try.  I made 2 different flavors of the Gorton's fish at the same meal to give variety.


My kids wanted to try the Gorton's Tenders probably because they looked like chicken nuggets.  They were surprised at how much they liked the fish.  These tenders are so delicious and they don't have that "fishy" taste at all.  My kids ate all of what they were given.   We try to eat healthy so we paired these fish tenders with roasted potatoes and beets.  I really liked the Gorton's Tenders.  They had the perfect texture.  The batter also has a very delicious flavor.  We will definately be eating this flavor again.


The second flavor we tried with this meal was the Gorton's Potato Crunch Fish Fillets.  I really liked these fillets myself.  They were very crunchy which I loved.  Since the batter was a Potato Crunch batter it had that slight potato flavor added with the fish.  This added a lot of flavor to the fish.  My kids were more interested in the tenders but I will buy this flavor for myself again.  I hadn't tried this flavor before and I was quite surprised of how much I really liked it.  Gorton's Potato Crunch Fish Fillets are probably my personal favorite of the flavors I have tried so far.


The fish Gorton's puts inside the batter has a great texture.  It isn't "fishy" at all.  These fillets had the perfect color and are very appetizing in the appearance.  They taste even better than they look.  I really like the Gorton's products we have tried.  There are still a couple varieties I haven't tried yet but hope to try them soon.


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GIVEAWAY: Win a Gorton's Prize Pack
Ends 10/23 (US)

Prize Pack includes:
  • Three $2 Off coupons
  • One Gorton's-branded ship wheel keychain
  • An assortment of Gorton's recipe cards
  • Beautiful seaside/Gorton's postcards
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**I received the product featured free of charge in order to give an honest review.  No other compensation was received.  My thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.**


Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Cryoow Doll Review and GIVEAWAY

**I received the product featured free of charge in order to give an honest review.  No other compensation was received.  My thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.**

 


Cryoow dolls are the "brain-child" of a 7 year old little girl.  Share and encourage the unique creativity of your daughter, son, grandson, granddaughter, nephew, niece, godson, goddaughter or whoever made a beautiful drawing of a real person, an animal, or any funny or mythical creature with an absolute unique Cryoow doll.

One Drawing = One Doll

Never ever will you find another doll like your Cryoow-doll anywhere else on this planet!

The Cryoow Doll is a retail price of $149 US dollars.  This may seem like a lot but 40% of the retail price is used for DHL delivery.  Normal post would take up to 6 weeks for delivery and children could get disappointed that it would take that long.  With the DHL you will have the doll in a much shorter time and you will also have the possibility to track your delivery from the moment it is sent to the moment it is delivered to your steps.  It is also fun and educational for the children to see where their package is at around the world.


Cryoow dolls are so fun and personalized.  This is such a great gift for any child.  My kids love stuffed animals and dolls.  I was really excited to have the opportunity to review the Cryoow doll and give my kids a unique opportunity to make their own creation.  The process of making the Cryoow doll is so much fun.  You have your child draw a picture of the kind of doll that they would like to have.  Once you have your drawing finished you scan it on to your computer and upload it to the Shop and make your order.  It is amazing how much it looks exactly like the drawing.  They do such a good job with the creation of the Cryoow doll.  I was so impressed with how quickly the doll came after ordering and how well it was personalized.  It took less than 2 weeks to get the doll.  The Cryoow doll is of great quality and I feel it is well worth the price.  You can't always put a price on your child's memories and creations.  If you are looking for a great gift or something fun to do with your child I recommend you check out the Cryoow doll!!  This would be a great gift for someone you love with the holidays coming up.


Here was the drawing that my kids made for the doll


Here is the finished doll we received.  So perfect!!


I really like that they attach a label for you to put your child's name on saying that they created the doll themselves.


The Cryoow doll arrives in such a nice packaging.


Each Cryoow doll comes with this cute bracelet and a personalized note with the signatures of the creators that made the doll for you.  I love this personalized touch.  It just makes the package feel that much more special for the child.


Both my kids love the doll and were so excited to receive it.


 GIVEAWAY: Win One (1) Cryoow Doll (ARV $149)
Ends 10/18

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**I received the product featured free of charge in order to give an honest review.  No other compensation was received.  My thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.**


NameTapes and Labels Review

**I received the featured product free of charge in order to give an honest review.  No other compensation was received.  My thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.**

10mm woven name labels in polyester
NameTapes and Labels

Name Tapes and Labels offer custom name tapes and labels.   I love this product.  Personalized labels are such a great thing for anyone that is in quilting, crafting, clothing making, or even to add to your child's clothing.  

15mm woven name labels in cotton

I was really excited to have the opportunity to do a review for Woven Name Tapes and Woven Labels.  I do a lot of sewing and was so excited to have something to personalize my projects.  Custom ordering is so simple with NameTapes and  Woven Labels.  You can have it say whatever you want and you have the option to add a image.  They have quite a few options to choose from.  You also can choose your background color of your label and the thread color.  I chose a cream background with a red thread color.  I really like these labels because they are woven instead of printed.  This makes the label last a lot longer than a printed label.  There are so many different options to choose with these labels.  They also offer Taggit as a form of attachment.  This makes it really easy if you want to use it to label your child's clothing.  All you have to do is take your label and clip the Taggit into the manufactures label.  Taggit are so easy to use.  I am so exited to have these labels to use to personalize my projects.  I hope to order some for my children in the near future.  I recommend   Woven Name Tapes and Woven Labels if you are searching for personalized labels.

For this project I wasn't able to sew the label on before I had my quilt machine quilted so I hand sewed it on after.





Taggits



Check out NameTapes and Labels and find yourself some labels today!!


**I received the featured product free of charge in order to give an honest review.  No other compensation was received.  My thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.**



Northcott Magical Dragons and GIVEAWAY

**I received the product featured free of charge in order to give an honest review.  No other compensation was received.  My thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.**



Northcott makes great fabric!! The quality of their fabric is wonderful.  I really love the feel of Northcott fabrics.  It feels silky just like they say.  Find some Northcott Fabrics today to use with one of your next projects.

Northcott Fabrics have some great fabric lines out right now.  I recently made a quilt using the Magical Dragons line.  This was such a fun quilt to make.  I have to admit it was a quilt that I probably have spent the most time on because I was picky and the pattern I chose to use was very time consuming.  I wanted something fun with this fabric.  I decided to use black for the background  so that the colors in the Magical Dragons line would pop.  I love the effect this quilt has and how it turned out.  I used a pattern called "Lickety-Split" by Lella Boutique.

I love the Magical Dragons line.  It reminds me so much of my childhood and watching Puff the Magic Dragon.  I also really like that the colors in this line are so saturated.  I find myself being drawn to fabric lines with very saturated coloring. 


I used an orange stonehenge from the Stonehenge Kids Rainbow Collection.  I love the texture in the Stonehenge fabrics.  This color was perfect to make the center of the quilt pop. 


I am in love with the patterns and colors of this Magical Dragons collection!!




 Now on to the giveaway!!

GIVEAWAY: Win One (1) Northcott Magical Dragons Fat Quarter Bundle
Ends 10/23


To enter the giveaway just simply fill out the rafflecopter below for your entries.  Don't forget you can share the giveaway daily for extra entries!!  So get your entries in and share with your friends.

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 **I received the product featured free of charge in order to give an honest review.  No other compensation was received.  My thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.**

Monday, September 23, 2013

Growing Up Online & The Lorax Blu-ray Combo Pack Giveaway WINNER




Thank you so much to everyone for your great response and entries to this giveaway!!  I am excited to announce that our newest winner for the Growing Up Online & The Lorax Blu-Ray Combo Pack Giveaway.  The winner was chosen at random by rafflecopter.

And the WINNER is:

Entry #89 Andrew Pham
 
Congratulations!!  The winner has been emailed and has 48 hours to respond or sadly a new winner will be chosen.  Thank you to everyone for taking the time to check out my blog.  Don't forget to enter all of my other current giveaways. Good Luck!!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Bralief Bra Clips Review and GIVEAWAY

**I received the product featured free of charge in order to give an honest review.  No other compensation was received.  My thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.**

 

Get bra relief with BRALIEF® and achieve the perky lift! Bralief is a non surgical adjustable strap solution that provides a  breast lift and stops falling shoulder straps.  Many women have said that Bralief also makes their bra fit better.  It can be worn on bras, bathing suits and tank tops…as long as you have standard straps! It is made with a locking clip & a soft elastic band that can be adjusted in length for up to 2 inches longer.  You simply wrap Bralief around both bra straps in the back. You can slide it down to the desired position for comfort. Women with natural breasts, implants or prosthesis use our bra clip  to achieve that extra lift!
Let's Get PERKY!


 
I was sent a set of the Bralief clips to try.  I have had problems with my straps sometimes falling off my shoulders even when they are all the way tightened. Being small with not very wide shoulders I sometimes have had problems finding bras that fit.  Bralief clips made my bra feel like it was just the right size. These clips were great for helping my straps be tighter and also have my bra feel like it fit a lot better.  I really like that they come in different colors to match your bra color.  It is also really nice that the clips themselves are adjustable.  You can make them hold your bra straps really tight or you can loosen them so it pulls the straps in just enough just to not have them fall off your shoulders.  As you can see from the photo above it also gives your ladies more of a lift and helps your bra fit well and hold them right where you want them.  I really like the Bralief clips for myself.  In fact I like them enough to share them with you and offer you a giveaway.  You can also find Bralief and purchase yourself a pack here.



GIVEAWAY: Win One (1)  Bralief Multi Neutral Three Pack of Bra Clips  
 Ends 10/19

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 **I received the product featured free of charge in order to give an honest review.  No other compensation was received.  My thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.**

Purex UltraPacks plus Oxi Laundry Detergent Review and GIVEAWAY

**I received the product featured free of charge in order to give an honest review.  No other compensation was received.  My thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.**



Purex makes it easy to fight stains, while maintaining a simple laundry routine.  Purex UltraPacks plus Oxi contain a full load's worth of concentrated liquid detergent and dissolve quickly once you add them to your laundry.  No more measuring, no more mess, just toss it in and go!

Purex UltraPacks plus Oxi offer the cleaning power you've come to expect from Purex at a value you can't pass up.  The Purex plus Oxi formula helps fight tough stains while saving you money.  *In fact the average family could save over $45 a year* by using Purex UltraPacks plus Oxi!  Who knew saving money could be so simple?
(*Vs. traditional liquid detergents ** Vs. the leading unit dose detergent)



 I am always looking for great laundry detergent.  When I was given this opportunity to review Purex UltraPacks with Oxi I jumped at the chance.  I have always really liked the regular Purex liquid laundry detergent.  This laundry detergent is one of the newest Purex laundry detergents.

This laundry detergent smells great!! It made my clothing so fresh and clean.  I usually don't have great smelling clothes once they come through the dryer.  Using this detergent our clothing still smelled great!!  It was so nice to be able to use something so easy.  All the other detergents I have used before had to be measured.  This detergent needs no measuring and you can just throw it right in with the laundry.  This detergent is also good for all machines which I love.  I own an "h.e." machine and this detergent worked great.  I look forward to be able to continue using this detergent.  It is so easy and convenient that even my 9 year old son could help me with it. He usually helps me with laundry but has not done the detergent before.  He was excited to be able to help out with the whole process.


To help celebrate the release of Purex UltraPacks plus Oxi, the Purex brand will be hosing a sweepstakes.  One grand prize winner will win $500 and a year's supply of Purex UltraPacks plus Oxi, while 365 second place winners will receive a coupon for a free pack of Purex UltraPacks plus Oxi.


Also enter my giveaway below.

GIVEAWAY: Win One (1) Coupon for a FREE Pack of Purex UltraPacks plus Oxi
Three (3) Lucky Winners!!  Ends 10/2

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You can look here to find a place to purchase Purex UltraPacks plus Oxi near you.

**I received the product featured free of charge in order to give an honest review.  No other compensation was received.  My thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.**


Easy Canvas Prints Review

**I received the product featured free of charge in order to give an honest review.  No other compensation was received.  My thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.**


Canvas


I recently had the opportunity to review a print for Easy Canvas Prints.  I was so excited to do this review because it had been 4 years since we had our family pictures done and that meant that it was time to get them done again.

This is such a cool product.  I have always loved the look of canvas photos that look professional.  These pictures are beautiful!!  Easy Canvas Prints are very easy to order.  If you can upload a picture to an email then you would be able to order an Easy Canvas Print online.

I really like that the Easy Canvas Prints come packaged nicely not to be able to flop around in a box and get all scratched up.  They are nice and secure in the box.
 

 The way that the photo is wrapped around the edge of the canvas looks really nice.  It gives it a really nice finished look.  You have a couple different choices when ordering on how you want your wrapped edge to look like.  I chose a mirrored image look and I really like it.


My Easy Canvas Print has really nice saturated color.   You can see that it is a photo on a canvas.  It has that nice canvas texture to the photo.  It really makes the photo stand out.


I am very happy with how my easy canvas print turned out.  I was excited to be able to hang it on my wall for everyone to see.  The Easy Canvas Print is such a great product that I would love to be able to order more.  I recommend you check out Easy Canvas Prints today.  Find yourself your next landscape photo or family photo to display on your wall for everyone to see.  The sky is the limit and you can upload and order whatever kind of print you like.





**I received the product featured free of charge in order to give an honest review.  No other compensation was received.  My thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.**


 

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Links Between Diet and Depression - Guest Post

I have suffered from depression since I was a teen and am always looking for ways to help.  Today I am sharing an article from a guest writer named Danielle McAnn.  I hope you learn something new as I did. 


Danielle McAnn is a copywriter working with TLC where each meal is a healthier, nutritious and mouthwatering. When Danielle's not writing content, she enjoys swimming, shopping and taking her Golden Retriever for a walk.



Some links between diet and depression

Depression is at least partly regulated by chemical balances in our bodies

In 2012, a study was published by the American Journal of Psychiatry, suggesting that a modern 'Western' diet is easily linked to depression, due to the high instances of processed and fried foods we consume in the west. This partly due to the fact that serotonin and immunity are regulated by the chemicals in our gut. Chemicals used to process foods can kill important bacteria.

a “traditional” dietary pattern characterized by vegetables, fruit, meat, fish, and whole grains was associated with lower odds for major depression or dysthymia and for anxiety disorders. A “western” diet of processed or fried foods, refined grains, sugary products, and beer was associated with a higher GHQ-12 (depression anxiety) score.

So, a diet high in essential oils, with fish, lean meat, fresh fruit and vegetables, and whole grains will help you fight chemical depression, combined with regular exercise. Doing this is also just basically important for helping us to carry out our usual activities. Food has another function, not just scientific. It is comforting, and important socially and culturally, not just biologically. Sharing a meal with friends or family, going out to a restaurant, getting take away, or having a delicious meal delivered can be therapeutic in itself. This is because eating is a natural, and community based activity, something that can help us to feel normal, or make us feel unusual or special depending on how we do it.


**This was a guest post.  No compensation was received or exchanged.  All info was provided to my by Danielle McAnn.**

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Growing Up Online Free eBook and The Lorax Blu-ray Combo Pack Giveaway (US & CANADA)






How did YOU teach your children to surf the web safely?
The More You Know Learning Series, in collaboration with NBC News, has launched Growing Up Online, the FREE eBook for parents to keep their kids safe on the Internet!
Our kids have never known a world without the Internet. They’re spending more and more time on the web, so teaching them about using technology responsibly and safely is critical. Use the #GrowingUpOnline Blog App and take the quiz to see if your child is ready to safely surf the web!
Download the FREE Growing Up Online eBook and be sure to watch all four entertaining comic book stories as a family, which show real situations that may occur when your kids go online.

 
This free eBook provides easy-to-use information that addresses the growing concern about kids’ online privacy and cyber-bullying in a unique and engaging way. Growing Up Online is packed with important tips that every parent should know!

Check out the Blog App to find some great content:
• Is Your Child Internet-Ready? QUIZ - Have you talked with your kids about online safety? Take the quiz to find out if your child is Internet-ready!
• Comic Book Videos - Watch all four comic book stories as a family to discuss real situations that may occur when your kids go online.
• DOWNLOAD the FREE eBook - Our kids have never known a world without the Internet. But that doesn’t mean they know how to behave online. Download the free eBook and start a conversation with your kids.

I feel like there is so much to be taught about the internet to our children.  Many of us don't take enough time and make sure our children understand things about the internet.   Take the time to find out more of what you can do today.
GIVEAWAY: Win One (1) The Lorax Blu-Ray Combo Pack
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**Disclosure: Growing Up Online supplied all these materials.  I received no compensation for this post.  My thoughts and opinions are 100% my own and others may have a different opinion.  This prize will be sent out by the sponsor.  I am in no way responsible for a winner not receiving their prize, however I will do  whatever I can to help the winner receive their prize.**


Monday, September 16, 2013

Walk For Healing Hearts





This past Saturday my family and I participated in a walk for charity that is dear to our hearts.  This walk was for the support group Intermountain Healing Hearts

Intermountain Healing Hearts (IHH) is a non-profit organization for families of children or adults with congenital heart defects (CHD) and childhood onset heart disease.  Most of the members live in the Intermountain West area which consist of Utah, Idaho, Nevada, Montana, and Wyoming.  Most of these patients are seen at Primary Children's Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Intermountain Healing Hearts offer great caring support and resources to families.  In this process it helps them find answers to move toward finding healing and hope.

Our Background:

Our little girl was born with a CHD.  Her specific CHD is Tetralogy of Fallot With Pulmonary Stenosis.  Here is a comparison of a "normal" heart and a TOF heart.  Of course her's is worse because this picture just shows average TOF.  When she was diagnosed we were told best case scenario with this defect they wouldn't have to touch the pulmonary valve during open heart surgery. They did indeed end up having to alter the pulmonary valve and ended up having to put a patch in it and make it bigger temporarily. We were told it was one of the more worst case scenarios with this defect upon first open heart surgery.  She had her first open heart surgery at 7 months old.  Her pulmonary valve is much worse now with a patch at this time and we are currently just waiting for its replacement being an artificial valve. As she ages and her heart works harder her pulmonary valve will worsen again and need repeated surgeries to repair it again as it leaks too much.  Thanks to advances in medicine due to research it may become possible that she may be able to have hear surgery done in the future as a non-open heart surgery.  I hope that day will come.  As for now technology isn't that advanced for the bodies of little children and parts aren't yet small enough.


We love participating in group activities and love to meet other families that know what we have been through or are going through.  I also really like to participate in these activities because all the money that is raised goes for good causes.  One of the main goals is donating money to research to find causes, treatments, etc.  I know that medical technology has improved so much since 15 to 20 years ago due to research and technology.  So many of the things we come across now had no treatment or cure back then and now so many things do.  I look forward to new research and new ways of treatment to make our quality of life better.

Many people out there have been affected by many different medical ailments if not themselves but a loved one.  It is nice to know that there are many different types of support groups out there.  They have support groups for almost anything you can think of.  Support is great when you are going through a tough time.


 I am so grateful to have this little girl in our life.  She is a sweetheart and loves everyone around.  She has a great personality and so much love to share and she loves to take care of those around her.  She has been through a lot and it has made her the person she is today.  I wouldn't trade anything with her for the world.  She has made me more loving and a stronger wife, mother, and person.  I hope to one day be as tough and as great of an example as she is.  She really brings a lot of joy and light into our lives.  We are so blessed to have her in our family.

I won't go into any more detail about stuff here.  I just wanted to provide a little synopsis.  If I go into much more detail I will put myself in tears.  I never thought I could make it through many of the trials I have been through over the last 11 years, but I am still here and kicking.


**This was a personal experience post.  I am not a medical expert.  My thoughts and opinions shared here are 100% my own.**

AquaGear.com Review

**I received the product featured in order to give an honest review.  No other compensation was received.  My thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.**


AquaGear® Swim Shop 

My kids love swimming and it is hard to find really "GOOD" quality swimming gear at the regular retail stores.  When I was given the opportunity to do a review for aquagear.com I was really excited.  I am always looking for quality swimming products.  A while back I was going and swimming laps all the time. I know that quality products are important to performance of the product.  I really like swimming laps to get cardio exercise.  Last fall I really wanted my two children to learn how to swim so I decided to put them in lessons.  I had purchased them some goggles from the regular retail stores.  My son always complained that his eyes were still getting water in them.  It was true because those goggles didn't have a good seal on them. 

I chose the Aqua Sphere Mako googles to review.

Aqua Sphere Mako 

My Review:


These goggles were great!!  I actually use the same brand for myself but was never able to find them in a child size at any local store.  These goggles have a great seal on them and fit a child's face perfectly.  My son was very happy with these goggles.  Aquagear.com offers them in four color varieties of this same goggle. 

AquaGear is such a great company to work with!! The website is very easy to navigate and find just what you are looking for.  They offer a great selection of all the swimming products offered on their site.  The price was also great.  The quality of product is not cheap at all.  AquaGear offers products of the best quality for the brands that they offer.  The goggles we reviewed were a perfect fit and lived up to every expectation that we had and more.  AquaGear offers such a great variety of products from goggles, to swim diapers, to water weights.  I will definately use Aquagear.com again for my swimming needs.  I plan on purchasing a pair of goggles now for my daughter as well.  I really like how quick the delivery was and how wonderful the customer service is.

Check out Aquagear.com today!

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Three Great Grilling Recipes - Guest Post

Today we have a special treat. I am honored to have Aubrey Phelps as a guest post. We have THREE great grilling recipes from Aubrey Phelps.  I love to grill and even though summer is nearing an end I am a person who will even grill in the winter.  Some things just taste better on the grill.  I guarantee you will love these three recipes from Aubrey Phelps!!


Aubrey Phelps is a writer for lifecoachingwithtina.com She spends her spare time hiking the Utah mountains and spending time with family.  



Three Summer Grilling Recipes

Summer means it is time to fire up the grill for delicious afternoon cookouts. If you are looking for some new meals to prepare on your grill to tantalize your taste buds, here are three you might like:







Barbecue-Marinated 5-4-5 Grilled Pork Tenderloin

 (above)

1. Two pork tenderloins

2. Ground black pepper

3. One tablespoon Dijon mustard

4. Two tablespoons each of cider vinegar, molasses and canola oil

5. 1/4 cup our barbecue sauce



Mix the mustard, vinegar, molasses, canola oil and barbecue sauce in a bowl. Pour it into a zipper-lock bag. Add the tenderloins and marinate for up to two days in the fridge or two hours at room temperature. 



Preheat your grill for 10 minutes. Add the tenderloins and close the grill for roughly five minutes, when dark grill marks start to appear on the tenderloins. Turn them over and cook until grill marks appear on the other side. This will be roughly four minutes. Turn off your burners. With the lid closed, let the tenderloins sit there for five more minutes until they are completely cooked.





Grilled Five-Spice Chicken Breasts With Soy Dipping Sauce

 (above)

1. Three tablespoons chopped cilantro

2. Two tablespoons vegetable oil

3. Four large boneless, skinless chicken breasts split clockwise to make eight thin cutlets

4. 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

5. One teaspoon Asian sesame oil

6. Two teaspoons rice vinegar

7. Two tablespoons soy sauce

8. One teaspoon garlic powder

9. One tablespoon dark brown sugar

10. Four teaspoons Chinese five-spice powder



Mix the garlic powder, one tablespoon of sugar and five-spice powder in a bowl. In a separate bowl, mix the other tablespoon of sugar, red pepper flakes, sesame oil, vinegar and soy sauce.



After placing the chicken in a pan, coat it evenly with vegetable oil. Evenly sprinkle the spice mixture on the chicken.



After heating your grill for ten minutes, grill the chicken for three minutes. Flip over and grill for another three minutes.



Place on a dish and pour half of the soy mixture on the chicken. Let sit for five minutes. Use the rest of the soy sauce for dipping.





Sweet-Sour-Smoky Marinated-Grilled London Broil

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1. One London Broil steak that is 1 1/2 pounds

2. One teaspoon garlic powder

3. One tablespoon Dijon mustard

4. two tablespoons each of soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, balsamic vinegar and olive oil



Mix the garlic powder, mustard, soy and Worcestershire sauces, vinegar and oil in a bowl. Pour into a zipper-lock bag. Add the steak and marinate for two days in the fridge or two hours at room temperature. Make sure the steak is room temperature before you start to cook it. 



Heat your grill on high for 10 minutes. Add the steak and close the grill. Grill each side five minutes for medium and four minutes for medium-rare.



Before attempting to prepare any of the meals listed above, it is important that your grill is properly prepared. Clean the grate thoroughly with a wire brush. Then you should use an oil-soaked rag to lubricate it. Doing this will ensure that you get the flavor that you desire.



Thank you so much Aubrey for your guest post!! I know others will enjoy these recipes as much as I do.

**This was a guest post.  No compensation was received or exchanged.  My thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.**