>U Mom Knows Best: August 2019

Friday, August 30, 2019

The Best Practices For Beautiful Looking Skin

Want healthy-looking skin? Keep reading to discover some awesome skincare tips for beautiful skin.

       I received facial products to facilitate this post.

 We all want our skin to look nice, especially on our faces. I think this is true for most ladies and some men. We seem to be always looking for that product that will take care of acne, dull skin, fine lines, etc. The beauty business is a big one as they market all these different creams, cleansers, and masks that promise us beautiful skin. Over the years, I have tried plenty of beauty products for my skin and I have learned a thing or two about what key ingredients that have helped my skin look nice. I have also learned that beautiful skin is more than just applying a cream to your face. I am over 50 and I always get compliments about how nice my skin looks.

Things that help your skin look great

 There are many different things that you should be doing to achieve healthy skin beyond facial products. Things like eating healthy food, exercising, drinking plenty of water, enjoying drinks with antioxidants like iced coffee and matcha, staying safe in the sun, and other things. Then there are things that you should avoid like smoking, drinking too much alcohol, eating junk food, and worshiping the sun. Taking care of your body from the inside out will help your skin look great. Even sleep can help your skin look its best. If you are having trouble with sleep, you need to check out these sleep tips.

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 When I select products for my skin, I like to use ones that have natural ingredients in them as I prefer not to put toxic chemicals on my skin. Our skin gets enough crap from the environment so why add more impurities to our skin. So in addition to washing my face with a natural cleanser, I like to use a detox mask weekly on my face for a clearer complexion. I like white charcoal and sulfur absorbs the oils, impurities, and other toxins from my skin. These ingredients help reduce breakouts and are great for detoxifying the skin. A mask that has helped my skin also contains Kaolin, which is a naturally occurring clay that helps absorbs excess oils. This detoxing mask helps cleanse the pores and clarify my skin.

 My favorite part of The Skin Saint 3-in-1 Detox Mask is that it does not have a pungent smell typically associated with high concentrations of sulfur as other similar products have. I can wear this cute mask for the required time and not gag from an awful smell. I also love that this charcoal mask does not stain my hands or clothes. I love applying my face mask and then trying to kiss my boys. My boys always laugh at the way that I look. This black mask also does not make my skin itch or affect my son who has sensitive skin when he touches my face. This purifying mask has natural ingredients in it that make my skin look nice. My skin feels so clean and soft after I wash off the skin mask. 

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Your skin is affected by what you put into your body

 The saying, "You are what you eat" holds true for your skin. If you nourish your body with healthy foods that are rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants then it sure does help your skin. Did you know that coffee is rich in antioxidants? So drink your coffee for your skin. I love making cold brew coffee as it has such a delicious sweet taste and is less acidic. Fruits and veggies are great for skin health as well as foods that are rich in omegas. Drinking plenty of water is another healthy thing for your skin as it helps flush out toxins from your body as well as make your skin soft. Think about a sponge before you get it wet, it is dry and hard but once you wet the sponge it is soft.

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Exercise can help your skin

 Exercise is important for a healthy body and a healthy body can be beneficial for your skin. I know a lot of people want to avoid exercise as they are too busy but one needs to exercise. Our bodies need exercise to run well like a car needs good gas and maintenance. Exercise is great in many ways for our skin. Sweating helps our skin detox as sweating is healthy. Exercise helps reduce stress which can be bad for our skin. So give exercise a chance and see if it helps your skin but the most important exercise for a healthy heart. If you are not a regular exerciser, I challenge you to walk for 30 minutes a day, 3-5 days a week for a month, and see how you feel after a month, you will be amazed.

Skin resurfacing procedures to reduce signs of aging

 With age, some people notice changes in the texture and appearance of their skin. As we get older, our skin may appear duller, sun damage may start appearing or wrinkles might begin showing due to the inevitable aging process. This is where laser resurfacing comes into play. Laser resurfacing can help reduce fine lines and wrinkles as well as help improve the texture of your skin. This is great for those who have already tried other treatments such as creams, lotions, and retinoids but are still looking for significant improvement in their skin's appearance. The laser essentially removes the old layers of damaged skin to reveal brighter, fresher layers underneath. It is also considered an effective rhinophyma treatment, which is an enlargement of the nose due to excess tissue. The laser treatment can help reduce the size and make it more proportional to the rest of your facial features.

Bad things for your skin

 Some bad things that affect your skin are things like smoking and the sun. Smoking cigarettes is bad for your health and the harmful effects also age your skin. The harmful rays from the sun can also be harmful to your skin and make it look bad. So it is important to wear a mineral-based sunscreen, even in the winter. Even eating junk food like greasy food can be bad for your skin.

A product that is good for your skin

 One of the easiest ways to treat your skin is by applying a rich cream to it at night, right before bed. That way your skin can soak up the cream and feel softer in the morning. An overnight facial complex can nourish skin while sleeping If you are looking for anti-aging benefits, then I think that the ones with Retinoids work the best on those fine lines. Retinoids are a form of vitamin A that helps renews skin plumpness, elasticity, and hydration. I also like face creams that have antioxidants in them and other skin supplements like CoQ10.

 A product that I am enjoying for my skin that has been helping improve my skin is an Overnight Facial Complex from The Skin Saint. This rich cream is an antioxidant skin rejuvenator that promotes smoother and healthier skin. I like the ingredients that are in this moisturizer like Retinoid, Antioxidant Lipochroman™, and CoQ10. Check out below what these ingredients can do for your skin (info I found from The Skin Saint's website.)

Retinoid: this well-tolerated form of vitamin A renews skin plumpness, elasticity, and hydration.
Antioxidant Lipochroman™: High potency, strongest antioxidant on the market, protects from oxygen and nitrogen-free radical formation (no other antioxidants protect against nitrogen free radicals). Improve the appearance of skin aging changes, including wrinkles, uneven pigment, loss of elasticity and skin redness.
CoQ10 (Ubiquinone): This antioxidant is known to be beneficial in the repair of damaged skin and lessen excess pigment production. The topical application promotes a healthier, more vital and younger appearance to the skin.

 After using this anti-wrinkle cream for a couple of days, I like the way my skin looked. My skin felt smoother and tighter. This rich cream had a pleasant scent and I noticed right away that it reduced the appearance of my fine lines after I rubbed the lotion into my skin. I tend to have dry skin, the perks of living in the southwest desert, so I even use this nighttime cream in the morning and before I put on my makeup. Most days I don't even wear makeup as I like the way my skin looks without any makeup. The below photo shows how healthy my skin looks without any makeup. I find that I all need to put on my skin is a facial cream or lotion.

 I am a simple person when it comes to my skin. I usually just wash my face at night and apply moisturizer both in the morning and at night. I will use a face mask about once a week. I really don't like to fuss with skin products that take time. A couple of months ago I tried out a skincare laser device and I had a hard time dedicating the five minutes a day I needed to use the laser device. I succeeded in using the device for 2 months. I did see results from the laser device but I think that these other things that I discussed have helped keep my skin looking beautiful over the age of 50. I will continue to take care of my body and hopefully, in return, I will keep my healthy skin.

What practice will you try for beautiful skin?

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Thursday, August 29, 2019

50% Off Backpacks at Office Depot & Office Max

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 My boys went back to school about three weeks ago and they are getting adjusted to middle school. They are getting the morning routine down of waking up, getting dressed, eating breakfast, making lunches, and heading off to the bus stop. While they have been at school, I have been busy with a major home remodel project. My husband and I have been doing some painting and had workers here installing new floors. One week it was installing new ceramic tile in the entryway and the family room and the next week it was new carpet in the front downstairs rooms. The tile project took longer than expected and I had to camp out in my bedroom for a whole week while the work was getting done. Now comes the fun part of moving all the furniture back into all the rooms.

 The first weeks of school were also busy and exciting for the boys. They would come home and talk to me about their new teachers. The boys also came home from school with papers to sign and new lists of what they needed for school supplies. My boys needed more folders as the teacher wanted certain colors for different subjects. I am glad that Office Depot still had some great deals on school supplies and had the folders that the boys prefer, the ones made of tough polypropylene that last all year.  Office Depot & Office Max has everything kids need for back to school, including 50% off backpacks. I was amazed at the selection of backpacks that Office Depot/Office Max had for such great prices. My boys don't need a new backpack as I bought them one last month but I really love this pineapple backpack. I might just need a new backpack for myself. Just like a girl needs different purses, I like to have different backpacks for traveling and other things like the gym. I like that I can head to Office Depot in-store or online and find great prices on things that my kids need for school. I always buy extra school supplies so my boys have extra pencils and paper when they run out midway through the school year.  Did you know that Office Max even has great prices on classroom essentials like tissues and hand sanitizer? 

 So whether you are just starting school shopping or having to buy more supplies that the teacher requested, make sure to head to Office Depot or Office Max for a great deal on a backpack or other school supplies that your kids might need. Office Max and Office Depot have some amazing deals on school supplies. You can get these great deals in-store or online. I bet they even have clear backpacks.

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Monday, August 26, 2019

Dairy Free Salted Caramel Cold Brew Coffee Latte with Torani Salted Caramel Syrup

 This Dairy-Free Salted Caramel Cold Brew Coffee Latte is an easy, three-ingredient drink that I like to enjoy in the morning. Cold-brew coffee is combined with almond milk and delicious salted caramel syrup to create a delicious dairy-free drink. So you can enjoy the taste of caramel even if you avoid dairy.

This post is sponsored by Torani. All opinions expressed herein are mine, and mine alone.

 I love coffee and my day is not complete without a cup or two of some type of coffee drink. I love my coffee hot in the winter and iced in the summer months. My favorite way to enjoy coffee is with almond milk and some type of sweet flavoring. I prefer to make my coffee at home so I can be assured that it is truly a dairy-free drink. I have a dairy allergy and have to watch my drink being made at coffee shops so it is not accidentally made with milk, this has happened before and I prefer to avoid being sick for several hours. 

 My favorite way to flavor my coffee is with Torani flavored syrups as they have so many delicious flavors. My favorite flavor is Torani Salted Caramel Syrup as this sweet delicious syrup mixes so well into my coffee. I love that I can add an intense caramel flavor to my coffee. This sweet syrup is made with real, simple ingredients like pure cane sugar & natural flavors and it is also dairy-free! You can find Torani Sugar Free Salted Caramel Syrup in the coffee aisle at your local Kroger grocery store.

 My Dairy-Free Salted Caramel Cold Brew Coffee Latte only requires three ingredients: cold brew coffee, almond milk, and Torani Salted Caramel Syrup. I included an easy recipe for cold brew coffee down below. Torani Salted Caramel Syrup is so easy to use, I just add a spoonful to my coffee and it makes my coffee go from plain to exciting. Torani flavors are crafted to bring out the best in your drinks, so you can make something your own, in a delicious way.

This Salted Caramel Cold Brew Coffee Latte is
~ Dairy-Free
~ Delicious
~ Refreshing
~ Sweet
~ Full of Flavor
~ Easy to Make
~ Perfect for Summer

How to Make Cold Brew Coffee

 Making cold brew coffee is super easy. Sure, the process can be long but it results in some of the best-tasting coffee. If you are short on time, you can buy cold brew coffee or use a cup of cold coffee but I recommend making your own cold brew for the freshest coffee. Check out this article that goes into detail about how to make the best cold-brew coffee.

To make cold brew coffee, you need 3 ounces of ground coffee, 3 cups of water, and a large glass jar or pitcher. Combine the coffee grounds with the water in the jar and stir well so the coffee grounds are thoroughly wet. Cover the jar and place it in the fridge for 12-24 hours. Strain the coffee with a mesh strainer and a cheesecloth, (or paper coffee filter), into large mason jars for storage. The cold brew will last up to 2 weeks in the fridge.

Torani Flavor Syrups are great beyond coffee

 Torani syrups come in so many delicious flavors and I love using them in my favorite recipes like cakes, cookies, pancakes, and brownies. My boys love mixing Torani-flavored syrups into their yogurt and oatmeal for a delicious flavor. A splash of Torani Salted Caramel syrup in a dish of dairy-free vanilla yogurt and sliced fresh peaches make a wonderful dessert with an awesome flavor.

 If you have never made iced coffee with cold brew coffee, now is a perfect time! This Dairy-Free Salted Caramel Cold Brew Coffee Latte is a perfect refreshing drink for a warm summer day or any time of year when you want a smooth sweet coffee drink. Just head to your local Kroger grocery store and get a bottle or two of delicious Torani Salted Caramel syrup, your favorite ground coffee, and a container of almond milk. When you get home, prepare the cold brew coffee right away so it will be ready by morning. If you can't wait until morning to try this delicious smooth coffee drink, then brew yourself a cup of hot coffee and let it cool down. Then add the sweet and salty taste of Torani Salted Caramel Syrup to your coffee with a bit of milk. Mmmmmm, I can taste the sweetness of this bold yet smooth coffee drink.

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Dairy-Free Salted Caramel Cold Brew Coffee Latte

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This Dairy-Free Salted Caramel Cold Brew Coffee Latte is an easy, three-ingredient drink that I like to enjoy in the morning. Cold-brew coffee is combined with almond milk and a delicious salted caramel syrup to create a delicious dairy-free drink. So you can enjoy the taste of caramel even if you avoid dairy.


  • 1 cup cold brew coffee
  • 1/2 cup almond milk, I love using vanilla but plain is just fine
  • 2 tablespoons Torani Salted Caramel Syrup
  • Ice cubes to fill the glass


  1. Add ice to a tall glass.
  2. Pour brewed coffee into glass, followed by almond milk, and stir to combine.
  3. Add Torani Salted Caramel Syrup and stir.
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Friday, August 23, 2019

How To Switch To Natural Deodorant

Making the switch from aluminum-based antiperspirant to natural deodorant might be difficult but your body will adjust. 

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 Several years ago, I decided to start eliminating toxic chemicals from my body. It all started with the knowledge that I received from attending an eco-friendly conference. The desire to start on my journey of eliminating bad chemicals from my home also was due to a child who had bad eczema and other sensitivities. My other kids had experienced eczema as a baby and baby lotions calmed the rash down but this did not work on my youngest child. The baby lotions made him scream in pain. This child also had mouth sores that would not go away, which I later discovered to be from a toothpaste ingredient. After I attended the health conference, I decided to make the switch to a safe natural deodorant.

What made me want to switch to natural deodorant?

 I had learned about ingredients that were in traditional antiperspirants that could be harmful to the body. The main ingredient was aluminum and I had found out that it may be linked to breast cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. After seeing my mother-in-law struggle with Alzheimer’s and dying from the disease, I knew that I needed to not purposely allow a toxic ingredient like aluminum into my body. Traditional antiperspirants also contain other unsafe ingredients that I did not like so I was ready to try a natural deodorant that was chemical-free.

 Here is a shortlist of the ingredients that are linked to problems:

Aluminum: It may be linked to breast cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.
Parabens: An endocrine disruptor that may interfere with our hormone production.
Phthalates: Another endocrine disruptor that may cause havoc in your body.
Propylene Glycol: A neurotoxin may be linked to kidney and liver damage.

The truth about using natural deodorant for the first time

  For many people, the first time that they use a natural deodorant, it is not a good experience. They will complain that they are sweating and still stink. The truth is that the toxic ingredient aluminum works by plugging up your sweat glands. So when you take the leap from antiperspirant to deodorant, your sweat glands will overcompensate from being plugged up for so long and start over-producing sweat and you will smell. Did you know that the aluminum in antiperspirant is also the reason why your shirts have yellow stains on them?

Sweating is good for you

 Our bodies were made to sweat and sweating is healthy Using products to stop the release of toxins from my body did not sound like a good thing to me but neither did smelling like a caveman. So I did some research and discovered that I needed to use an armpit detox to prepare my body for the transition to using natural deodorant. The armpit detox paste is supposed to help draw out the toxins that have been trapped in your armpits so your body will not stink when using a natural deodorant.

Give it time

 It may take your body a couple days or weeks to get used to natural deodorant but don't give up as you are doing a good thing for your health. You are not longer applying dangerous chemicals to your armpits that enter your bloodstream. So try these tips for making the switch to natural deodorant a bit easier. The smell will get better. For some people, the detox period takes a couple of days while for others it may take longer, up to a month. You will notice start to notice that the natural deodorant will begin to neutralize the smell of daily body odor.


1. Use a scented deodorant: While your body is adjusting, the scented deodorant will make your armpits smell better. Choose a scent that you enjoy like Mango Butter. This scent smells like delicious mangos and I love the fruity scent. If fruit is not your choice of scent, no worries as Nubian Heritage has many other awesome scents. Carry your natural deodorant with you and reapply throughout the day. If you can reapply your lipstick throughout the day so can you reapply your deodorant. Use your bathroom break time for this. I know that my deodorant is working when I smell a fresh mango scent.

2.  Apply a natural starch powder: Try applying a natural starch powder such as arrowroot powder or cornstarch, to the underarms after applying your deodorant. The starch will help absorb some of the excess moisture/sweat from your body and keep your clothes dry.

3. Take hot baths: Hot baths will help open your pores and encourage sweating to help to flush out toxins.

4. Use a natural antibacterial soap: The odor from your armpits is caused by bacteria so a natural antibacterial soap will help remove the extra bacteria and significantly improve issues with feeling stinky.

5. Exercise: Exercise will help your body sweat and help eliminate more of the built-up toxins in your armpits. Don't worry about smelling at the gym as other people are sweating too so they understand about stinky sweat. At the gym, all the weightlifting muscle head guys are causing enough stink so your body odor won't be noticed.

6. Wear other natural fragranced body care products: To help your body smell better during the transition period of switching from traditional antiperspirant to natural deodorant, use some other natural body care products that are scented with essential oils. I like to use Nubian Heritage’s Mango Butter body lotion. This lotion has a wonderful tropical fresh scent and it keeps my skin moist and supple. I love how this creamy lotion is rich in carotenoids and antioxidants to me healthier-looking skin.

All Mango Butter, made by Nubian Heritage, products are cruelty-free and do not contain parabens, sulfates, phthalates, paraffin, mineral oil, petroleum, DEA, synthetic fragrance or artificial coloring.

Even my boys use natural deodorant

 My youngest two sons never had to go through the antiperspirant detox process as I started them on natural deodorant from the start. When they started middle school, deodorant was on the school supply list for gym class. So I handed them a container of natural deodorant that had a scent that they liked. The best part was they had no noticeable body odor when they applied the safe natural deodorant.

 Have you switched to natural deodorant or have tried to? 

What was your detox experience like? I would love to know! Please leave your comments below so other readers can benefit.

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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Overcomer Movie Is A Movie That I Want To See

What do you allow to define you?

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 I think most of us struggle with identity, asking the question, "who am I?" or "who is God?" I know these are questions that I think about a lot and the movie Overcomer is one that I can relate to. It is also a movie that I am excited to see. I saw the previews for Overcomer a couple of months ago and it drew my attention right away for many reasons. The movie uses a sport that I enjoy and one that my older boys have participated in high school. My middle son is currently on the cross-country team at the Merchant Marine Academy. Then the producers throw in another issue that I can relate to, running with asthma, and this movie gets me.

The Overcomer movie is in theaters August 23rd

  A week does not go by without me thinking about my identity and I always think of how God has given me the job of raising my boys to become men of God and to succeed in their paths of lives. Raising kids can be like cross-country and so can choosing to follow what God wants us to do. I really like how Alex Kendrick, the co-writer and director of the movie Overcomer, compares cross-country to our life.

“Cross country is a very difficult sport. From the time you start, you do not stop or pause until you cross the finish line. And in many regards, that’s like our life; that’s our journey of faith,” said Alex Kendrick

The movie Overcomer is about helping people discover their identity. I love that this movie shows that through scripture we can answer the questions of 'Who is God?’, and ‘Who am I?’

 When a person discovers who they are in Christ, it opens up an understanding of how they can live that out in a daily basis in what they do in their relationships with others,” said Stephen Kendrick  (producer and co-writer.)

 My husband and I have enjoyed the other movies that the Kendrick brothers have written: FACING THE GIANTS, FIREPROOF, COURAGEOUS, and WAR ROOM so we are excited to see this movie. This will be a movie that I will be bringing my younger boys with as this is a family film that will help them to grow deeper in their relationship with Christ. The older of the two boys is also a runner while the younger one struggles with asthma so these two common things may help them learn even more from the movie.

The Overcomer movie is in theaters August 23rd

Life changes overnight for coach John Harrison when his high school basketball team’s state championship dreams are crushed under the weight of unexpected news. When the largest manufacturing plant in town suddenly shuts down and hundreds of families begin moving away, John must come to grips with the challenges facing his family and his team. Urged by the school’s principal to fill-in and coach a sport he doesn’t know or like, John is frustrated and questioning his worth ... until he crosses paths with a student struggling with her own journey. Filled with a powerful mix of faith, a twist of humor, and a ton of heart, the Kendrick Brothers return to theaters with OVERCOMER, their newest feature following FACING THE GIANTS, FIREPROOF, COURAGEOUS, and the #1 box- office hit, WAR ROOM. The inspiring family film stars Alex Kendrick, Priscilla Shirer, Shari Rigby, Cameron Arnett, and introduces ArynWright-Thompson. Opening nationwide on August 23, OVERCOMER dares to leave you filled with hope, inspired to dream, and asks the question: what do you allow to define you?

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Safer Cooking With Tuxton Home Ceramic Coated Nonstick FryPan

Think about your family's health when cooking

  I received a Tuxton Home 2-piece fry pan set to facilitate this post.

  As I continue through my green journey of eliminating unsafe toxic chemicals from my house, I love discovering new healthy products that are good for my family. I started this eco-friendly wellness path about three years ago and I am still amazed at how many bad chemicals are in products that I use daily. I have have been discovering my sensitivities to many chemicals that were triggering my asthma. Since eliminating many toxic chemicals and dairy from my diet my asthma is getting better. Other things that are getting better is my dry skin and eczema since I switched to natural deodorant. I have since been working on eliminating toxic chemicals and plastic from the kitchen. I started using more glass containers and changing what I cook with. I started using safer frypans that do not have chemicals like PTFE & PFOA.

The safer choice in cookware

  I recently switched out my Teflon cookware to an organic ceramic-coated nonstick fry pan made by Tuxton Home. This stainless steel pan has a ceramic coating that is free of PTFE & PFOA chemicals so that is better for my family's health. I love the bold colors that this pan is available in and it does a better job of cooking than my other pans. The first time that I used this beautiful cobalt blue frypan was the other day when I made my homemade egg foo young. I was amazed at how I did not need to use any oil or grease when cooking. My eggs did not stick to the saucepan one bit and the pan was so easy to clean after I finished cooking.

This ceramic pan is nonstick

 This ceramic cookware is a high-performance frypan, not a wimpy piece of cookware. The encapsulated base with a tuxCORE aluminum disc ensures even and quick heating. I love how it is made from a professional stainless steel material that resists rusting. I can even place this pan in the oven as it is oven safe to 500°F. the handle on the ceramic cookware is cool looking and durable as they are securely riveted. Tuxton Home even thought to position the handle higher so it does not heat up and will not burn my hand. The safer cookware cooks evenly too. When I was cooking my egg foo young the other day on my gas stove, all the sides of the food cooked at the same rate.

Can be used on many cooking surfaces

 I used my ceramic pan on a gas stove but this frypan is compatible with induction, electric, gas, halogen, and ceramic stoves. This pan is also designed for performance on the stove or in the oven. When I was done making my egg foo young and after I let the pan cool, it was so easy to clean with soapy water. If I wanted to, I could even place it in the dishwasher as it is dishwasher safe.

Love all the color options

 My new ceramic frypan comes in a 2 piece set. The small pan is great for cooking for one and I love making breakfast eggs in it. The larger frypan is amazing to cook blueberry pancakes as well as seared salmon in it. This pan is available in six color options so you can have it match your kitchen or dishes. I had a hard time deciding which color was my favorite as they all looked beautiful. I went with the cobalt blue as it matched my new kitchen lights and looked so awesome hanging on my pot rack. Check out the six color choices of the Ceramic Coated Nonstick frypan HERE.

 A kitchen staple, the Tuxton Home 2-piece fry pan set offers both quality and design

Which color choice do you like in the Tuxton Home Ceramic Coated Nonstick Fry Pan?

  I am glad that I discovered a safer option for my cookware and I am eliminating more toxic chemicals from my home and food. I can cook my homemade egg foo young and not have to worry about toxic chemicals like PTFE & PFOA leeching into my food. You need to make my delicious egg foo young. You can get the recipe HERE. My recipe is a healthier option over Chinese take out food and tastes just as good as what you can get at an Oriental restaurant.

Watch this video of blueberry pancakes made in the pan.

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Mom knows best