PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Kelley Thompson lives in Rennerdell, but her mind is often on Mexico.

She’s a travel agent who’s been to Mexico several times and said it’s her favorite place.

“The beach, the people, the culture. Just everything. I love it,” Kelley told KDKA-TV Morning News anchor/Does it Really Do That? reporter Jennifer Antkowiak.

Kelley also told Jen she’s a big fan of Mexican food. As luck would have it, Kelley gets a chance to celebrate all of that in a big way at home at least once a year, because her sister’s birthday is on May 5!

“Every year I throw a big Cinco de Mayo party for her and go all out with Mexican food,” Kelley said.

Kelley’s seen the Perfect Tortilla Pan commercial on TV, and has been wondering if it would be worth it to buy a set.

For $10, you get four shaped, coated, steel pans that you’re supposed to be able to use to make healthier tortilla bowls fast, at home.

Kelley also told Jen that she’s following a lower-carb diet right now, so the idea of being able to use low-carb, gluten-free tortillas sounds great to her.

The instructions couldn’t be any easier, just press the tortilla in the pan – no need to spray it first. They were quick to fill and Kelley said it didn’t feel like the tortilla would tear.

She was impressed with the super-slick surface, saying, “I mean, literally, it just falls right in there!”

From there, the directions say to bake the tortillas according to recommended times based on how crispy you’d like them.

Kelley wanted extra crispy, which has a recommended baking time of 10-12 minutes. Kelly and Jen made two plain, and two dessert shells, which were tortillas brushed with butter, then sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar.

Kelley checked on the tortillas as directed, and when time was up, they looked good. The cinnamon sugar tortillas smelled great.

According to directions, Kelley let the tortillas cool in the pans for five minutes before removing them.

“You don’t have to worry about them sticking, that’s for sure,” Kelley said.

The tortillas slid right out, leaving next to no clean up.

Kelley filled the plain tortilla bowls with shredded lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, beans and dressing. Her mom helped with the taste test, and both were happy.

They said the bowl was crispy and tasted good. They also liked the idea of portion control using the tortilla bowls.

Then, Kelley filled the cinnamon sugar tortillas with vanilla ice cream and chocolate syrup. Both Kelley and her mom thought they looked and tasted great. Kelley said her head was spinning thinking about all the different ways she should use the pans.

“It’s life changing!” she laughed.

So, lunch, and dessert by the Perfect Tortilla Pans. They promise a fast, easy, healthy way to make tortilla bowls at home.
Does it really do that?

“I would say absolutely,” Kelley said.

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