What Are The Best Snow Blowers On The Market?

Dec. 31, 2016 by

Many brands advertise their products as they can do the work of a beast. Snow is robust and firm when it comes to strength. Blowers are present in the market for Lower to Higher prices but choosing the is the enormous part. Finding the right one as per your requirement would be a difficult task for anyone, but today we will clear your doubts.

For beginners, you can start with the number of minutes or hours the machine has to work and size of your property matters as well. Let’s get down to some of the best Snow Blowers available in the market.

What Are The Best Snow Blowers On The Market?

Electric and Cordless Snow

Cordless snow blowers prices start at $100 to $500 or above, it all depends on your needs and how long you are going to use it on a daily basis. These blowers have the power to take on the snow and vacuum it. Electric versions are useful and very easy to use. Since gas is not required in this process, almost all age groups can use this machine.

Single-Stage Snow Blowers

If your requirement is only to clear the sideways, driveways, walkways, staircases and more,  then you can use them for light weight task because they are single-stage powered snow blowers and they cannot utilize for the massive work. It will be ineffective the moment you start using it for substantial purposes. You can get this machine for the lowest price as $300, and for better quality, you can get it for $600.

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Two-Stage Snow Blower

Now this is where you get to take on the heavy snow and experience the toughness. The stage-Two machines are way stronger than Single-stage snow throwers. With this device, you can quickly take on the heavy snow and get rid of the heavy snow which is blocking your way in the house. The Two-stage snow blower does come at a high price, and they have large wheels with high-ground clearance. They have the capacity to take on $400 to $4000,

Three-Stage Snow Blower

Not everybody needs are the same, some of us require a beast to take care of the storm mess within a matter of minutes that can only happen when we have Three-Stage which is not only capable of taking off heavy snow but also it has the looks of a beast. The build is stable has huge tires, head lights, thick build, a beast chute for the snow. The Three-stage snow blower is five times stronger than a Two-Stage machine. The price of the machine starts between $1000 to $4000.

Best” means diverse things to various individuals. Some of you take a gander getting it done offering snowblowers, while others read each expression of Consumer Reports Recommended Snow Blowers list. If you don’t mind recall, the best snow blower as appraised by a survey webpage, online audit or even by MovingSnow.com is not the dependably the best snow blower for you. There are many variables that you ought to consider including the territory you need to clear, the surface you need to clear and how much snow you normally get. MovingSnow will probably enable you to locate the best snow hurler for you. You can read this article to help


Choosing the right snow blower is a diffcult part but now you know the necessary, to begin with, and you can buy from different models and prices. Remember, the key to getting the best blower is to look into the features and invest by performance. Are you able to follow out suggestions and we would like to know your thoughts and if you have any ideas to share do let us know in the comments section.

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

May. 8, 2016 by

Last week was absolutely crazy. I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving, I certainly did. As I said though, it was crazy. After fighting me for the rights to thanksgiving dessert, my sister got sick and I got a last minute phone call telling me I had to take care of them. I ended up cooking everything but the stuffing! It all turned out well, and I had a lot of fun doing it. I will post some recipes from Thanksgiving over the next few weeks, but there won’t be any pictures. I just couldn’t ask people to hold off eating!

I have to admit that even though Thanksgiving is barley over, I have been in Christmas mode for a few weeks now. I’ve finished my shopping, wrapped the presents, and been listening to Christmas music. And I love holiday flavors far more than fall. I’m not really on board with pumpkin, but I love mint and chocolate, which always screams Christmas to me. That is where these cookies come in. Last week when I was looking through the Target Christmas area, I came across a great deal on Andes mints, I knew I would have to use them in something.

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies
2 1/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 sticks butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 cup packed brown
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup chopped Andes Mints

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a bowl stir together flour, salt, and baking soda. In the bowl of a mixer, cream together butter and both sugars. Add eggs, vanilla and cocoa. Gradually stir flour mixture into butter mixture and mix until combined. Stir chocolate chips and mints, and stir to distribute evenly.
Drop dough by tablespoonfuls onto greased baking sheets and bake about 10 minutes. Cool on a baking rack.

My companion Rachel, from Maybe Matilda, cracked me up by saying, “Your heated products are the Victoria’s Secret models of the culinary world. Mine are the Danny DeVito’s”.

I think part about the motivation behind why my treats turn out resembling the Victoria’s Secret models of the culinary world is a result of my AirBake treat sheets. I adore them so much I could wed them. The uber measure treat sheet is my most loved in light of the fact that you can fit like 100 treats on it. Not so much, yet it appears like 100.

I ought to likewise include that I utilize material paper with the AirBake treat sheets. Why the material paper? Since I’m super sluggish, and I would prefer not to need to hand wash the heating sheets when I’m set.

Another tip in the event that you need to know: I don’t put stock in the time on formulas. I undercut the time by 2-3 minutes, beware of the treats when the clock beeps, and I include 1-2 minutes in the event that they don’t look done yet. I’ll continue doing this until the point when they look right. Along these lines, essentially, I’m a slave to my broiler when I prepare. I additionally know my stove runs somewhat hot, so I heat everything at 340-345°. I don’t know whether that has a tremendous effect, however it’s my main thing.…

Iced Lemon Cookies

Apr. 26, 2016 by

This cookie makes a nice change from all of the heavy chocolate, mint, and caramel that people bring out during the holidays. The lemon flavor is very refreshing, and the icing adds a nice tangyness to the cookie, keeping it from becoming overly sweet. These are slice and bake cookies, which makes them incredibly quick and easy to make last minute.



Iced Lemon Cookies

Adapted from Authentic Suburban Gourmet

2 1/2 C. all-purpose flour
1/2 t. salt
1 C. (2 sticks) butter, room temperature
3/4 C.sugar

Juice of half a lemon
3 T finely grated lemon zest
1 t. vanilla extract
4 large egg yolks

1 1/4 C. powdered sugar
3 T (or more) fresh lemon juice

Using an electric mixer on medium-high speed, beat butter, sugar, lemon zest, juice,  and vanilla in a large bowl, occasionally scraping down sides, until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add egg yolks; beat just to blend. Reduce speed to low; add flour and salt and beat, occasionally scraping down sides, just to blend. Divide dough in half; roll each half into a 10″-long log about 1 3/4″ in diameter. Wrap in plastic and chill until firm, about 1 hour or up to 2 days.

Arrange racks in lower and upper thirds of oven; preheat to 350°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Unwrap 1 dough log. Using a sharp, lightly floured knife, cut log into 1/4″-thick rounds. Transfer to prepared sheets, spacing 1″ apart.

Bake until cookies are firm and golden brown around edges, 13 to 15 minutes. Let cool for 1 minute, then transfer to wire racks and let cool completely. Repeat with remaining dough log.

You can simply discover lemons, oranges, blackberries/strawberries/and blueberries in my cooler. I utilize the citrus in my cooking and heating, and my children cherish their berries!

I utilize lemon pizzazz (and a sprinkle of lemon juice) in large portions of my dishes, dressings, and sweets.

With such a variety of skilled lemons, I thought it would be amusing to make (my top pick) coated lemon treats and an incredibly wet and delicate lemon bundt cake to impart to our neighbors and educators.

The coated lemon treat formula is one of my top picks, and originates from my cherished and trusted Cooks Illustrated Cookbook.

What makes them so unique is that they’re a blend of a sugar treat and shortbread. They’re delicate, somewhat chewy, rich, and lemony

Blend spread on fast until the point that cushy and include sugar and egg. Keep blending on medium speed and include vanilla and lemon skin. In a different bowl, combine dry fixings until mixed. Blending on low speed, gradually add the flour blend to the creamed spread blend until mixed, scratching the sides of the bowl every so often. Accumulate mixture into a ball and cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 60 minutes.

Whisk sugar and 2 tablespoons juice in a small bowl, adding more juice by 1/2-teaspoonfuls if too thick. Use a piping bag and drizzle icing over cookies. Let stand until icing sets, about 10 minutes.…

We Are Eating Organic Now! (we learned what GMO really is)

Feb. 12, 2016 by

I am going to confess something to you- I have a really hard time doing more than a couple of things at once.  If you are a subscriber of this blog, you probably have already figured that out!  That’s why you haven’t seen any new blog posts from me until now.

The photo above is Artichoke Heart and Olive Dip.  It is super healthy and easy to make!

I have not been baking much because we haven’t wanted to eat a lot of sugar and also because I am realizing more and more that my body just doesn’t digest carbs very well.  Every time I bake (and sample) something fun, I seem to gain a pound or two and then that goes away within a week or so of not eating carbs again.

I am a little touchy about gaining weight after gaining and losing steroid weight when I had chemo last year.  I also gained weight when I was taking Tamoxifen.  I had to quit taking that last October because I had way too many side effects.  I tried it for 5 months and things were getting worse, not better.

I am just now feeling back to my normal self like I was before my breast cancer treatment.  One of the side effects that I got from the Tamoxifen was muscle cramps in my lower legs and feet when I did any amount of exercise on my elliptical.  That just stopped happening a few weeks ago, even though I quit the Tamoxifen last October.  I am just thankful that I am getting back to normal.  Oh, and I couldn’t wear any kind of shoes other than tennis shoes while that was going on either.  I just wore heels again for the first time a few days ago and it made me feel like celebrating!

Frank and I switched to eating mostly organic food at the beginning of August.  Neither of us had ever researched to find out what GMO really was, or what went on in the commercial meat industry.

We went organic the day after we started our research.

Here is an excerpt  from an article in the mercola.com newsletter dated October 6, 2013:

“Genetically engineered foods, as well as conventional crops that are heavily sprayed with glyphosate (the active ingredient in Monsanto’s herbicide Roundup), have lower nutrient density than organic foods. They also contain high amounts of pesticides with documented harmful health effects, along with novel, highly allergenic, proteins.”

Another good reason to go organic is you might be able to lose weight easier.  I was having a hard time losing the last few pounds after chemo and Tamoxifen and then we went organic.  I didn’t do anything else different, but suddenly the weight started coming off easier.  Here is a paragraph from an article that was published online way back on December 3, 2008 in the examiner.com.  This article was written by Sarah Dussault.

  Blaming the obesity epidemic on overeating and inactivity has yet to solve any problems. But now, research is pointing to the expanded production and consumption of genetically modified foods as the culprit for the current weight problem in America.

You may now be asking, what chemicals may be causing people to gain weight?  Pesticides, growth hormones, artificial flavoring, herbicides, and any other man made chemical that we ingest are possible to blame.  A few names you may be familiar with are Olestra, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Aspartame, Saccharine, MSG, to name a few.  These foods have already been linked to cause cancer, now they are being blamed for obesity throughout various studies.”

I went through my pantry and donated a lot of things to the food bank so it wouldn’t be wasted, then we went shopping.  Ouch!  The first couple of shopping trips are pretty expensive because you are restocking all of your basic items that you would not usually be out of all at once.

My Virgo list making tendencies kicked in and I started keeping track of prices of items that we bought regularly at different stores.   If you have a Trader Joe’s near you, then they might have the best prices on a lot of different organic foods.  You need to make sure that the package says either ‘USDA Organic’ or ‘Non GMO Project Verified’.  Beware of the term “natural” when it is used on any kind of packaging.  It sounds like it would be healthier, but it is meaningless.  Natural is not a term that is regulated by the FDA, so it means something different to each company that uses it on their label.  Mostly it is just used to fool the public into thinking that particular food is healthier.

If you want to learn more about GMO, I have a Pinterest board on the subject and I have found a lot of interesting articles to pin to it- including the ones referenced above.

Frank and I are still learning more every day about what foods are healthy to eat.  Just today I found out that McCormick Garlic Powder is made in China!  I don’t think we want to be consuming that after all of the problems with dog treats that are made in China!  The garlic powder says on the label that it is packaged in the USA, so if a consumer isn’t reading carefully, they would just see USA and think everything was ok.

I want to focus on sharing healthy and economical recipes on this blog that are mostly organic.  I am not going to make myself crazy by demanding that every single thing I eat be organic, but as much as possible.

I am also still spending a lot of time making and promoting my jewelry, so I will be sharing that with you too.  I will be having a drawing giveaway of my jewelry soon, so keep watching for that!

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