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Wisdomantics Game Review and Giveaway

Wisdomantics Game

Special thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing a sample of this game.

Game Description:

Wisdomantics- New King James Version (NKJV) is an interactive DVD board game for players of various faiths who desire to gain the vast wisdom of King Solomon. Wisdomantics utilizes the proverbs of Solomon and blends chance, knowledge, and strategy to create a fun experience while you learn. The game’s intent is to bring individuals together to learn how to cope with numerous situations in a fun and relaxed environment.

What’s in the box?

  • 2 interactive double-sided dvds with 400 questions
  • 4 score cards
  • 4 game pieces
  • 1 question card
  • 1 game board
  • blessing cards
  • advancement cards
  • tiles

Wisdomantics Game

Wisdomantics is geared towards players 12 and above, but younger players can definitely play the game. It can be played by 2-4 individual players or in teams. This is one game where you can honestly play with two people with no issue thanks to the interactive nature of the dvds.

Wisdomantics Game

Players (or teams) either fill-in-the-blanks or complete the scripture passages by clicking on the multiple choice answers. The timer starts counting down a soon as you click on the question. If the answer is correct, King Solomon will show up on the screen and say hallelujah. Then the scripture passage will display on the screen and be read out loud by the narrator. The player/team will then take an advancement card and follow the directions.

Wisdomantics Game

If the answer is incorrect, then the next team/player will get a chance to answer the question. If they get it correct, they will receive a gold tile to add to their score card. The first player/team to fill up their score card with tiles wins.

While the King Solomon hallelujah is a bit cheesy, the game itself is done quite well. The game board and pieces are sturdy. Munchkin said that she thought the game pieces could have been done a bit better instead of just using a gray, molded plastic. We enjoyed trying to remember the scripture passages as we played the game.

Wisdomantics Interactive Board Game GiveawayGiveaway:

Now, I’m thrilled to be able to give away a copy of this game to one of my US or Canadian readers. This will be a quick turn around due to the holidays, so the give away ends on December 19, 2014. Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

Wisdomantics Interactive Board Game Rafflecopter Giveaway

Disclosure: Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. I received a sample to help with the writing of a frank and honest review.

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Brieftons Tri-Blade Spiral Slicer Review and Giveaway


Brieftons Tri-Blade Spiral Slicer

Back in October, you may remember that I had the opportunity to test out the Brieftons Spiral Slicer. It was a hand-held unit that was nice and small, but it had a good bit of waste like other spiral slicers with that particular design. Well, I recently was given the chance to test out the larger, more versatile Brieftons Tri-Blade Spiral Slicer (amazon affiliate link).

I have to admit that I wish this spiral slicer came in red as the green just doesn’t fit with my kitchen, but that’s just a personal preference. The unit itself is well thought out. I did run into an issue with the suction cups not adhering to my counter as it’s a textured tile. I was able to get it to stick to my marble cutting surface, so I used that instead.

The blades that are not in use are stored securely in the unit. They click in place, so you don’t need to be concerned with them falling out during storage. The blade that is being used just slides into place. You can pick from the following blade choices: angel hair, spaghetti, and flat. The sliding part that contains the spikey wheel slides off for easy cleaning.

Brieftons Tri-Blade Spiral Slicer Spaghetti Blade

Spaghetti Blade used with an apple.

To use the spiral slicer, you peel (if desired) the fruit/veggie and cut off the end to create a flat surface. (In the case of the apple shown in the examples, I didn’t bother to trim the ends as they were already fairly flat. With other fruits/veggies, I did create a flat surface by trimming off the ends.) You place the core of the fruit/veggie on the round steel spindle that is on the blade unit and then press the spikey wheel onto the other end of the fruit/veggie.

Brieftons Tri-Blade Spiral Slicer Angel Hair Blade

Angel Hair blade used with apple.

You will then apply gentle forward pressure using the bottom handle while turning the crank in a clockwise motion. There is some flex in the plastic material during the process. If you’re used to using an apple peeler/corer/slicer that is metal, this unit will feel less sturdy, but it gets the job done with ease. I was able to easily slice both softer veggies like zucchini and firm veggies like potatoes. The angel hair and spaghetti blades created beautiful, long spirals of veggies/fruits.

I found that fruits like apples created broken “noodles” a little more frequently than zucchini which I believe is due to the texture of the fruit. With the flat blade, I had issues with the apple spirals getting caught up in the area right after the blade. I did not experience this with zucchini.

Brieftons Tri-Blade Spiral Slicer Flat Blade

You can create “chips” by cutting a wedge on either side of the fruit/veggie and then using the flat blade. I used this feature to create some delicious potato chips for a snack one afternoon.

I really like how little waste there is with the Brieftons Tri-Blade Spiral Slicer. It’s light weight and easy to clean which means it’s not a big deal to pull out and use. Because everything is contained within the unit itself, I don’t have to worry about any missing parts or pieces. It’s dishwasher safe, but I just quickly wash after use.

Now, thanks to the generousity of Brieftons, I’m able to give away one of these units to one of my readers – US only. There is a quick turn around on this giveaway due to the holidays, so the giveaway ends on December 19, 2014.

Rafflecopter Brieftons Tri-Blade Spiral Slicer Giveaway

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Canning with AYL® Silicone Gloves


Silicone Glove

I really like my silicone oven mitts, but they don’t work as well for tasks that require me to grab something smaller. Right now, I’m doing a lot of canning, so I needed something that would allow me to safely turn the knobs on my pressure canner as well as grab jars, if necessary. Since my silicone oven mitts worked for the heat aspect (just not the small detail aspect), I knew that I wanted to test out some silicone gloves. I was happy to receive the AYL® silicone gloves (amazon affiliate link) to test out in my kitchen.

The AYL® silicone gloves are heat resistant up to 425 degrees F. They are waterproof and easy to clean. I love that I can wash these whenever I need, and I don’t have to wait for them to dry to continue to use them. (If desired, you can even toss these in the dishwasher, but I just wash them like I would wash my hands.) They have a good grip to them which means that I can where them and not worry about something slipping out of my hand. Because they are gloves, I’m able to easily pick up smaller items as well as turn the hot knobs on my pressure canner.

The only thing that I’m missing from my silicone oven mitts with these gloves is the liner. I prefer to have a liner as it offers a bit more protection when using something like my cast iron skillet. That being said, not have a liner means that I don’t have to be concerned with the liner getting wet when washing the gloves.

The gloves work for everyone in my family which means they work for small hands and large hands. Obviously, they fit us all a bit differently, but but we’re all able to use them with no issues. I can easily slip in and out of the gloves, but my husband has to actually pull them off as they are a more fitted on him.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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Wordless Wednesday: A Girl and Her Horse

A Girl and Her Horse

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Crispy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Crispy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Munchkin really wanted to have chocolate chip cookies last night, so I started throwing together some ingredients as I wanted to try something different. I mixed and combined until I arrived with a dough texture that I liked. I decided to go with a larger cookie scoop to make big cookies. The result was oatmeal flavored crispy chocolate chip cookie with a soft inside. They were easy to make and a hit.

Munchkin decided they tasted like a cross between chocolate chip cookies and granola bars. I plan on trying these with dried fruit and nuts. I may even try a version using honey instead of sugar.

To make the oat flour, I just added gluten free oats to my blender and blended until I had a nice flour. You could also do this in a food processor or grain mill. I’m at a higher altitude so your bake time may be a little less. If you make the cookies smaller, you’ll also want to reduce the baking time.

Crispy Gluten Free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Crispy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups gluten free oat flour
  • 1/2 cup unbleached almond flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1/2 – 1 cup chocolate chips (or other mix-ins)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Mix together gluten free oat flour, almond flour, sugar, and baking powder.
  3. Whisk the eggs and add to dry ingredients.
  4. Stir melted butter into dough mixture.
  5. Add chocolate chips and/or other mix-ins to the dough.
  6. Place large scoops of cookie dough on a parchment lined cookie sheet.
  7. Bake for 12 to 16 minutes. The tops of the cookies will still look moist and the bottoms will be slightly browned.
  8. Serve warm or cool completely and store in airtight container.

Crispy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
 
A crispy, oat-based gluten free chocolate chip cookie that is quick and easy to make just in time for the holidays.
Author:
Recipe type: Dessert
Ingredients
  • 2 cups gluten free oat flour
  • ½ cup unbleached almond flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 tbsp butter, melted
  • ½ – 1 cup chocolate chips (or other mix-ins)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Mix together gluten free oat flour, almond flour, sugar, and baking powder.
  3. Whisk the eggs and add to dry ingredients.
  4. Stir melted butter into dough mixture.
  5. Add chocolate chips and/or other mix-ins to the dough.
  6. Place large scoops of cookie dough on a parchment lined cookie sheet.
  7. Bake for 12 to 16 minutes. The tops of the cookies will still look moist and the bottoms will be slightly browned.
  8. Serve warm or cool completely and store in airtight container.

 

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