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Carbonate ANY cold beverage with Drinkmate instaFizz

Carbonate ANY cold beverage with Drinkmate instaFizz

Perhaps you have owned or at least seen the Drinkmate systems before. Most retailers carry flavor solutions because the original concept had you adding flavors to water and sparkling them. Now, Drinkmate instaFizz has a portable water bottle that carbonates any cold beverage from anywhere. Take it camping, to parties and to work. If you are craving carbonated drinks or want your cocktails to sparkle, the instaFizz is your portable beverage companion.

Choose your favorite color to tote around and bring your box of CO2 cartridges. They are just small cartridges that easily fit in a lunch bag and can be safely tossed away when done because they are single use size. You can also use the Drinkmate CO2 recycle buy back for those empty cartridges which is much better for the environment. Now you can carbonate any beverage.

It is as easy to use as twist, swirl and sip! The DrinkMate instaFizz can be used with water, juices, iced tea, coffee, energy drinks, wine, cocktails, and even flat soda. This is perfect to add a small amount of fizz on the go so you can get the fizz in drinks you wish rather than buying sugary sodas. You pick the ingredient and instaFizz does the work for you! You can rad more on the Drinkmate website or find the Drinkmate instaFizz at Amazon and other retailers.

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Take your 2024 Healthy Goals on the go with BlendJet

My routing changed several weeks ago. I eat breakfast as late as possible and on weekdays it is a protein smoothie. Once you grab all of your ingredients and have them handy, making morning smoothies is actually very easy. I have it down to completion before coffee brews. On mornings when I am in a hurry or when traveling, I always wish there was a way to still get my morning smoothie made. With BlendJet 2, I can take my healthy goals on the go!

Whether I want to travel with my BlendJet or take it in the RV when camping, making smoothies (and even cocktails) are not far-reached. First of all, the many designs to choose from are so fun. I also love the extra accessories you can buy such as my larger cup I use when making smoothies. This assures that I can fit my fruits, powders and liquids for a full meal serving.

This BlendJet 2 model has stainless steel blades that are offset from the center of the base, which creates a tornado effect that blasts ingredients into the back of the jar 275 times per second. This technology — combined with a more powerful motor and doubled battery capacity — makes BlendJet 2 five times more powerful than BlendJet One. You will want this upgrade to handle all blending recipes on the go. Shop BlendJet for 2024!


Subarashii Kudamono Offers Asian Pear Gift Boxes for the Holidays

I never knew a pear could taste so fantastic and have such great texture. Honestly, I never gave much thought beyond the store pears I buy at the grocer. Now I think the pear is my new favorite fruit after trying the varieties in my Asian Pear gift box from Subarashii Kudamono. These hand-picked, hand-packed Asian Pear varieties include LilySan, AnaSan, EliSan, New Pear, and JunoSan.

If you are as unfamiliar with the best pear varieties as I was, I’ll share what I learned about what was in my gift box.

  • LilySan – picked late in the fall pear season. Milder flavor great for baking or with meat dishes.
  • AnaSan – picked earlier in the pear season. Sweet and juicy and great as a snack or appetizer
  • EliSan – picked near mid-pear season. Crisp and juicy with mild tartness. Great in salad or meat dishes
  • New Pear – picked almost anytime. So savory and refreshing and great as a wine appetizer or dessert
  • JunoSan – picked anytime. The crispiest and so delicant that it is great in a sandwich or salad

Pear gift boxes are such a great Holiday gift because they are harvested September-November. Once you experience these varieties, a bartlett hardly cuts it anymore! Shop gift boxes at


Smoked Cheez-Its Recipe using Sauce Goddess Spices

This recipe is so easy, it almost does not need an entire post. Good thing they are such a hit, it deserves its own post, however! I have created such a crowd that when I make these, I do it in batches because I have a list of friends who want a bag for themselves. For Holidays and birthdays, I will smoke these and also use my smoker to make my Chex Mix and use treat bags for great gifts. You can use any flavor cheez-its but sticking to original and/or white cheddar or pepper jack is the best!

Let’s talk about the flavor kick! Smoking cheez-its elevates this simple snack to an incredible level. I have made this so many times and have found what works best. To start, I never use the pre-flavored cheez-its like bacon or puffs. The regular, single cheddar flavors work best.

The rub matters! I find that, hands down, a beef or roast rub has the best flavors. Sure! You can make use any rub, but with such heavy cheddar flavor-think burgers or smoked mac n cheese. Those are the spices you want for this recipe.

I used some spices from Sauce Goddess in this last batch and got some amazing feedback. Friends who have had this snack many times before had asked what was different this time. I simply changed the rub to this brand. I started by adding their Steak House seasoning and decided to add a bit of their Roasting Rub as well and the combo was amazing!

Sauce Goddess deserves for you to know more about the brand. You can easily order on Amazon and they also have sauces for those smoked meats and side dishes. Their products have no additives and nothing but recognizable ingredients. No anti-caking ingredients either. Just real herbs and spices.

Smoked Cheez-Its

These are a hit! Serve them as an appetizer or make for gifts!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Course Snack


  • 2 7oz Cheez-Its Box Any cheddar flavor
  • 2 tbsp Oil Olive or Avocado
  • 1 tbsp Spice Rub


  • Preheat Smoker to 215 degrees. Use pellets of choice (I like hickory or pecan)
  • Mix 2 boxes of Cheez-Its with oil. (I mix cheddar and white cheddar)
  • Add a rub of choice (Beef or roast rubs work great). Mix all together
  • Smoke for 90 minutes at 215 degrees. Stir every 30 minutes
Keyword smoked, snacks