Best Soda Makers

January 11, 2019

Right in time for the holiday season, soda makers are producing more and more options for families and they just keep getting better and less expensive. Today, we will look at the best soda maker 2019. This guide will help you make someone happy and knock a gift off the Nice list.

                        iSoda Drink Mate Hand Held Carbonated Soda Maker:

            One of the best soda makers right now is this nice hand-held soda maker. They are very small and inexpensive too. This soda maker is considered the best for those of you looking for a cheaper option. You can bring this along with you to parties, outings, and picnics.  The cartridges are recyclable, which helps everyone. It makes up to one-liter drinks each time.

                        Best Overall: SodaStream Crystal Starter Kit:

            This is a compact, efficient, and functional soda maker. It is from the guys that make SodaStream and it uses a glass carafe which is very easy to use and clean. The carafe is dishwasher safe as well. There is also a way to get a rebate when you purchase this.

                        Hamilton Beach Fizzini Hand-Held Carbonated Soda Maker:

            This hand-held device is the second cheapest on the list, however, its price does not reflect its quality. Its portable and small, but it does the job and very well. The carbonating unit simply fits on a bottle and then makes your beverage. It has great fizz control and with one simple turn of a knob, your drinks are made. Easy and simple.

                        DrinkMate Carbonated Soda Maker:

            This is voted the best multitasker on the market today. This soda maker is designed to carbonate any liquid. The others only carbonate water. This has a quick connect bottle that is marked with lines to show the volume. You can control your carbonation levels by pushing a button. You can always add more bubbles. IT uses iSoda bottles. It costs about $100 on Amazon.

                        Drinkmate Portable Carbonation Maker:

            The best portable soda machine was voted the best portable machine and has a great amount of carbonation, which generally comes with larger machines. It fits in your satchel, briefcase, or a picnic basket, so you can put it anywhere. This machine does not need power, so take it hiking or camping.  Check it out at Home Depot.

                        Innovee Soda Siphone:

            Voted best soda maker for small places. This can be purchased on Amazon for about $40. This device is great for those lacking counterspace and would like fizzy water. The siphon does not include any extra parts and it’s also very lightweight. The siphon uses 1 liter of liquid and you can put it in the dishwasher too. Its extremely easy and quick to clean up especially when you are on the go. Water only goes into the container; therefore, you just need to rinse quickly. It comes with a nice and free e-book for cocktail recipes. Who doesn’t want something free? This is a very affordable device and you’ll enjoy it.

An Ol’ Roy Dog Food Review

January 6, 2019

Dog food can be a major expense for a pet owner and there is nothing worse than spending money on a dog food that your dog refuses to eat. I was purchasing Nutro lamb and rice formula in a forty four pound bag exclusively. After spending around forty dollars per bag of dog food for nearly a year, I realized how ridiculous it was that I was willing to lay down that kind of cash on dog food while I was purchasing generic products for myself in an effort to save money. I began searching for an affordable quality dog food and I want to share my opinions and experiences with consumers who are looking to find a new and affordable brand of dog food.

Best Dog Food 2019

The first brand of dog food I purchased was Ol’ Roy Healthy Weight formula, because I am guilty of over indulging my dogs, and I want to keep them at their ideal weight, and healthy. The eighteen or so pound bag costs less than ten dollars per bag. One of my dogs liked the Ol’ Roy healthy weight formula, but he is not at all picky. To this dog there are only 2 flavors, food and not food. My other dog only liked the small green pieces of food that look like peas. He spit all of the other pieces of food back out. If you have a picky dog, Ol’ Roy healthy weight probably won’t be the best choice for you. I have honestly only had success with one blend of Ol’ Roy dog food. Ol’ Roy Dinner Rounds.

My dogs went wild for Ol’ Roy Dinner Rounds. I believe that the appearance of this dog food had a lot to do with the success it enjoyed at my house. Ol’ Roy Dinner Rounds look like a treat, like a steak treat. When my dogs see a treat they get excited, and you can imagine what their reaction was when they saw a big bowl of treats. Naturally they ate it. Ol’ Roy is priced from two dollars upwards of twenty dollars per bag, depending on what size and version you purchase.

Kibbles N Bits is about the best inexpensive dog food I have found that my dogs will eat, and often times it is less than nine dollars per bag which is even cheaper than most of the Ol’ Roy varieties. My dogs love the original blend of Kibbles N Bits, and I would recommend this dog food to anyone who wants a quality food that does not cost a small fortune.

Hand Mixer or Stand Mixer

January 2, 2019

Mixing ingredients are very doable by hand. So why bother buying expensive mixers? Baking is a very tedious job. It takes a lot of time and energy to have a précised outcome. With the help of a mixer, baking becomes more precise, faster and quicker. So if you are buying a new one as a first-timer or getting a new one to replace the old one, here is a quick guide for you.

There are different types of mixers in the market, the hand mixers, and the stand mixers. As to which is the best one for you actually depends on what you need.

Hand Mixers

For affordability, the hand mixer is the best option.  A hand mixer has a price range from $15.00 to $100.00 or more depending on the brand. With a hand mixer, you can choose for a manual or an electric one. A manual hand mixer or also known as rotary egg beater is ideal in places where there is no electricity like in a camp, while an electric hand mixer has an enclosure where the motor is placed. One of the many advantages of a hand-held mixer is that it is easy to clean and store. There are not many attachments to clean and it does not occupy much space in the kitchen drawer or cabinet. However, it should be kept in mind that the hand mixer has limitations when it comes to precision, speed and loads to bear.

Stand Mixers

It is known to many that a stand mixer can make the life in the kitchen easy. They are very handy especially when baking. Kneading dough does not have to be a tiring and long process, with just a push of a button, the dough will be ready in no time. Who could have thought that shredding chicken and mashing potatoes could be possible in a stand mixer?  With the right attachment, anything can be possible with the very versatile stand mixer.

Just like anything else, there are advantages and disadvantages this kitchen appliance has. A stand mixer is more powerful than a hand mixer. It can knead big batches of dough quicker and more precise. High-end mixers have timers hence you can leave it for a moment while it is doing its magic. More so, because it is heavier and bulkier, you do not have to worry about making a lot of mess in your kitchen because of its stability. And speaking of weight, on the other side, storing it would be of inconvenience especially if you will place it on the cupboard. You have to carry the weight up and down the cabinet if you do not want it constant on your countertop. However, if you want to place it on the countertop, it would take up much space because of its size not unless if you have a wide countertop. Furthermore, because of the size, the motor, and the attachments, a stand mixer can cost a lot more than a hand mixer.

A novice or an expert in baking would surely agree that once you get hold of a mixer, there is no reason to mix manually. There are lots of best hand mixers and best stand mixers in the market that you get your hands into.

Things to Do in Salzburg Austria

December 16, 2018

Salzburg is a European city with an enchanting charm. Salzburg is located in Austria. It is a city with over 150,000 residents. The city is located close to the German border, and features many German influences. The movie, The Sound of Music was filmed in this charming place. The city has everything from rivers to fortresses. It was also the birthplace of Mozart.


Salzburg is a city with a rich and amazing history. Much of this history is still evident today. It is something you can see all around you, in this place that has been inhabited for thousands of years.

Things to Do in Salzburg Austria

StadtBus

StadtBus is the name of the group of city buses that are found in Salzburg, Austria. The best way for travelers to get around in the city is by walking, but if necessary, one of these city buses will work. They are inexpensive, and can help you to get around this small city.

Schloss Hellbrun

Once a palace belonging to the Archbishops of Salzburg, this fascinating place is now a tourist attraction. Enjoy guided tours of the grounds. It has a variety of pretty gardens and clever fountains, some of the loveliest in all of Austria. Be careful, however, as it is very easy to get doused with water.

Getreidegasse

Getreidegasse is a street that is located in Salzburg, Austria. It is a narrow street, and is also quite long. It is also central to the town and runs parallel to the local river. A large variety of shops can be found here.

Hohensalzburg Fortress

Hohensalzburg Fortress is located high on a mountain in Salzburg, Austria. It offers panoramic views of both the city, and the Alps. There is a museum located inside the fortress. In it, are a variety of torture instruments and medieval weaponry. These days, a variety of concerts are held here.

Mozart’s Birth House

Mozart was born in Salzburg, Austria in January of 1756. The Mozart Birth House is the house where Mozart’s entire family lived from 1747-1773. The popular museum has a variety of letters and artifacts detailing the life of the great composer. It is an exciting place for the entire family to visit while staying here.

The Salzburg Zoo

The Salzburg Zoo is an exciting zoo that is located in Salzburg, Austria. It features well over 800 different animals. These animals come from over 140 species of fascinating animals. The zoo is one of the largest zoos in all of Austria. It certainly ranks as one of the city’s major attractions. People come from all over the world to get a look at some of the zoo’s rarer animals