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Product Review: Dr. Plotka’s Mouthwatchers Toothbrush

Dr. Plotka's Mouthwatchers Toothbrush
Dr. Plotka’s Mouthwatchers Toothbrush

One thing that many people may not know about me is that I am a dental hygiene fanatic! One of the first things I notice about people is their smile. I strive to have healthy teeth and gums, not only for me but also for family. I am so glad that I had the opportunity to try Dr. Plotka’s Mouthwatchers toothbrushes! I am completely hooked. I love the professional clean feeling that I get by using Mouthwatchers, and use this toothbrush as my “go to” between dentist visits. So “What makes this toothbrush so special” you ask? Well here is what the hype is all about!

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Invented by a Dentist

Dr. Ronald Plotka developed the Mouthwatchers toothbrushes as part of his 40+ year dental practice. Who would know the best approach to maximum dental health and hygiene then someone who devotes their career to making smiles brighter, right?!?! He is so confident that you will love the benefits of the Mouthwatchers toothbrush that he backs the product by a 100% satisfaction guarantee! So go ahead, give it a try!

Dr. Plotka's Product Guarantee
Dr. Plotka’s Product Guarantee

Antimicrobial Bristles for Better Health

The bristles of Mouthwatchers toothbrushes are infused with silver to naturally eliminate 99.9% bacteria. This helps inhibit bacteria growth on the bristles in between uses, so that your toothbrush is clean and ready for the next use. I don’t know about you, but I find it comforting to know that I am not introducing bacteria back into my mouth on my toothbrush. Score!

Mouthwatchers Antimicrobial Bristles
Mouthwatchers Antimicrobial Bristles

Flossing Bristles for a Better Clean

Dr. Plotka’s Mouthwatchers toothbrushes have dual layered bristles. The thinner out bristles help gently brush away plaque and food particles that other brushes miss. The coarser, inner bristles ensure a deeper clean of teeth and gums. Not to mention, the polyester bristles will outlast the traditional nylon bristles of other toothbrushes.

Mouthwatchers Flossing Bristles
Mouthwatchers Flossing Bristles

Now that you know of all of the awesome benefits of Mouthwatchers toothbrushes, what are you waiting for? Don’t take my word for it, try them for yourself. Besides, with Dr. Plotka’s product guarantee, what do you have to lose, right?!?!? Aside from the adult Mouthwatchers toothbrush, Youth, Powered and Travel versions are also available. Something for everyone. I love the amazing clean feeling I get from Mouthwatchers. Thank you Dr. Plotka!

PIN ME: Dr. Plotka's Mouthwatchers Toothbrush
PIN ME: Dr. Plotka’s Mouthwatchers Toothbrush

Interested in reading more product experience reviews? Be sure to check out my “FabFitFun Winter Box 2017” and “MyGNC Rewards Pro Box” Blog posts.

 

 

Posted in Food, Lifestyle

Recipe: Easy Pecan Turtle Candies

For the holidays, I am always looking for quick and easy recipes to add to the holiday feast. When a friend told me about this Pecan Turtle recipe, I thought it had to be too good to be true.  I mean, we are talking SUPER easy to make. YES! I wanted to share this recipe with you through a mini Blog post (because frankly, there really isn’t much involved in making these Pecan Turtle Candies, but they were too good not to share. Enjoy!

Pecan Turtle Candies
Pecan Turtle Candies

What You Will Need to Make the Pecan Turtle Candies

  • (2) Family Size Bags of Rolo Candy (unwrapped)
  • 12 oz. bag of Snyder of Hanover SNAPS Pretzels (the little lattice square ones)
  • 10 oz. bag Pecan Halves
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons of Coarse Sea Salt
  • Parchment Paper (to line Baking Sheet)

Preparing the Pecan Turtle Candies

  1. Preheat oven 350 degrees. Line baking sheet with Parchment Paper.
  2. Line Parchment Paper with SNAPS pretzels. Place one unwrapped Rolo candy on top of each pretzel SNAP.
  3. Bake for approximately 4-5 minutes until Rolo is soft but not completely melted.
  4. Remove from oven and sprinkle Rolo with coarse Sea Salt.
  5. Push one half Pecan down on to the soft Rolo/Sea Salt/Pretzel combo to form the “Turtle” candy. Cool completely to allow Rolo to harden before removing from Parchment Paper.
  6. Repeat until all Rolos are used.

That’t it! So easy, yet such gooey goodness. The sweet chocolate and caramel Rolo is the prefect pair with the salty pretzel and pecan flavor. I prefer to chill the Pecan Turtle Candies in the refrigerator before serving. The “chill” just add more chew to the candies.

Pecan Turtle Candies with Lemon Buttercream Stuffed PIzzelles
Pecan Turtle Candies with Lemon Buttercream Stuffed Pizzelles

In addition to serving the Pecan Turtle Candies at my holiday dinner, I also prepared the Lemon Buttercream Filled Pizzelles (shown plated above with the candies.) You can check out that recipe as well right HERE, on the Blog.

PIN ME: Pecan Turtle Candies
PIN ME: Pecan Turtle Candies

I would love to hear your comments on how these yummy treats turned out once you try making them for yourself, and if you and your guests loved them as much as mine did. Please feel free to share your comments below.

All the Best,

Jamie

 

 

 

Posted in Food, Lifestyle

Recipe: Lemon Buttercream Stuffed Pizzelles

Hey all! So recently, I was invited to a “cookie exchange” party and am super excited to share a not-so-ordinary cookie with the guests. After searching high and low for what cookie to bake for the party, I decided on yummy Lemon Buttercream Stuffed Pizzelles. I just did a trial run of the recipe (of course I wanted to try them before serving them to guests 😉 and am so pleased with the results. I wanted to share the recipe with all of you as well! If you haven’t done so already, be sure to subscribe to my email list on the side of this page and I will email you a printable of this recipe in case you wanted to try them for yourself. You WON’T be disappointed!

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What You Will Need to Make Lemon Buttercream Stuffed Pizzelles

First and foremost, in order to make the pizzelle cookie shells you will need a Pizzelle Maker! I purchased a Cuisinart Pizzelle Press and am pleasantly surprised with how easy it is to use. The press included a wooden rod for rolling the pizzelles, which also came in handy for this recipe. You will also need something to stuff the cookies with the Lemon Buttercream icing, and instead of a piping bag I decided to purchase this cookie decorating/piping gadget, the Wilton Dessert Decorator ULTRA, that is SO easy to use. Love it! Of course, a standard piping bag would also work, so whatever you prefer will ultimately give you the same delicious cookie result. In case you are interested in either, I added shopping links to bottom of the post as well 😉

Cuisinart Pizzelle Press
Cuisinart Pizzelle Press

 

Wilton Dessert Decorator ULTRA
Wilton Dessert Decorator ULTRA

For the cookie ingredients, you will need the following (yields approximately 3 dozen stuffed Pizzelles):

Batter ingredients:

  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 oz. margarine
  • 2 oz. unsalted butter
  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. Vanilla extract
Pizzelle Batter Ingredients
Pizzelle Batter Ingredients

Buttercream Icing ingredients:

  • 4 cups powdered/confectioners sugar
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) softened butter
  • 2-3 tsp. Lemon Extract (depending on how strong you prefer the lemon flavor)
  • 2 Tbsp. of milk
  • Yellow food coloring (optional)

How to Prepare the Pizzelle Shells to be Stuffed

  1. Combine butter and margarine in a small bowl and melt in microwave. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl (I use an electric stand mixer for even mixing as I add the ingredients), add the sugar and eggs and mix on high for 5 minutes.
  3. Add the melted and cooled butter and margarine and mix for another minute.
  4. Add flour and Vanilla and mix on low until all ingredients are completely combined.
  5. Preheat your Pizzelle Press. Pour some batter with a small scoop (I used the one that came with the Cuisinart Pizzelle Press) onto the pizzelle maker and bake for approximately 1 minute, or until “ready” light turns green if your Press has the option.
  6. Remove the Pizzelles from the Press and roll them around a wooden dowel or similar item while hot and place them rolled seam down to cool and harden. NOTE: Be sure to roll hot, as the Pizzelles get brittle and harden fairly quickly as they start to cool. Once cooled, they will maintain their rolled shape.
Rolled Pizzelles Ready to be Stuffed
Rolled Pizzelles Ready to be Stuffed

Preparing the Lemon Buttercream Filling and Stuffing the Pizzelles

  1. Add the powdered/confectioners sugar to mixing bowl.
  2. Add butter, softened.
  3. Next, add the Lemon Extract and 2 Tbsp of milk.
  4. Beat on low until all ingredients are incorporated, while periodically stopping and scraping the sides of the bowl. Add lemon food coloring (optional) drop by drop for desired color. Once all incorporated, mix on medium-high speed until desired consistency for filling your Pizzelle shells.
  5. Add the filling mixture to your piping bag or press and start stuffing! I find it easier to stuff one side shallow and then stuff the other side fuller to give an even distribution of Lemon Buttercream yumminess.

Refrigerate before serving. This allows the Buttercream to thicken a bit more and adds some extra “crisp” to the lemon flavor. I hope you have the opportunity to make these for yourself and to share, and would love for you to comment below with feedback once you do!

Looking for another tasty recipe to share? Check out my “Easy to Make Caramel Apple Slices” for a new spin on a popular sweet treat. These are sure to please.

Lemon Buttercream Stuffed Pizzelles
Lemon Buttercream Stuffed Pizzelles