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Celebrate the spirit of the season with this adorable Fall Flowers Vintage-Style Apron. I think its vibrant hue, hand-applied decorative trim and charming details add a heady dose of fun to kitchen time.
It’s surprising how many whipped cream cans my family can go through, so I decided to pick up this cool iSi Profi Whipped Cream Maker. Not only do I always have whipped cream on hand now (at such a lower price), I also know it’s made with my own fresh ingredients. Plus, it’s considerably easier than other standard whipping methods, and makes about five times the amount of cream!
A simple (and inexpensive) way to acknowledge the change of seasons is with some fun fall placemats. I’m loving Kay Dee Designs Autumn Splendor Cork-Backed Placemats, because their mar-resistant surfaces don’t lose their rich hue (they even stand up to hot bowls and mugs!) and the natural cork backing protects my wood tables from stains and scratches.
If you’ve never experienced the smell, not to mention taste, of home-made bread, then you must try the Cuisinart CBK-200 Bread Machine. This convection-style wonder has so many options for making a personalized loaf, including Low Carb, Gluten Free and Artisan settings, that you’ll find yourself wanting to produce some fresh-baked goodness for all your friends and family members!
You know what I can’t stand? Trying to juggle my plate of food, soda, and fork while I’m trying to socialize with friends at a tailgate party. Enter the Plate Caddy, an ingenious helper that lets me hold all these goodies (plus more utensils and a napkin) all in one hand! I also like that it sits flat on my lap or a table, and is reusable so I can bring it to every... more
There’s nothing worse than getting to your grilling site and finding out that you forgot your spatula or other must-have tool at home. That’s why I have a King Kooker Utensil Set, which gathers everything needed for food prep into a sleek carrying case. This 16-piece set has everything from a can opener, tongs, and scissors to knives, a sharpener, and a cutting board.
I find it much easier to get kids excited about eating when their food has an element of fun. Dress up their everyday sammies with Lunch Punch Sandwich Cutters. Tall enough to accommodate two pieces of bread and their fixings, these dishwasher-safe cutters keep sandwiches fluffy and come in an array of animal, car and other fun shapes. Plus, it’s an easy way to get rid of the crusts!
Buying sodas at school gets super expensive, not to mention the waste of all those plastic bottles. In less than 30 seconds and without any electrical power, the SodaStream Fizz Sparkling Water Maker turns regular old water into a refreshing beverage. And with some flavor additions on hand, your favorite student will always have access to a thirst-quenching drink.
I have a big, heavy cutting board that I use for big cooking projects, but I get the most use out of my Totally Bamboo 3-Piece Bamboo Cutting Board Set for day-to-day dinners. I can grab the largest board to slice up veggies for a stir-fry, or I can grab the smallest board to handle, say, a few garlic cloves. When I'm done, I simply clean them with warm water and store away in... more
I make stir-fry at least twice a week because it's so quick and simple, and it's extremely healthy. And with my CSA in full swing, it's perfect for taking care of any extra vegetables I have on hand so they don't go to waste. This Helen Chen Asian Kitchen Carbon Steel Wok is crafted from 1.6 mm carbon steel for durability, comfortable weight, and quick conduction. The high-domed lid allows for steaming and accommodates... more
If I had to take one cooking utensil with me to a deserted island, it would be a silicon spatula. I use my spatulas every time I cook or bake. They're great for sautéing veggies in a skillet or for cleaning every last drop of cake batter from the mixing bowl to transfer to the pan. I even use my spatula to ice cakes. This selection of silicon spatulas includes different sizes and sets... more
If you like to bake, this DeMarle Silpat Non-stick Baking Mat is an essential kitchen item. It will ensure that your cookies come out nice and golden on the bottom and in one piece. The flexible, silicone, baking mat provides non-stick surface without any added grease. It's heat-resistant up to 480 degrees Fahrenheit and just needs warm, soapy water to keep clean.
There's not a day that goes by that I don't use my Pyrex 8-Piece Mixing Bowl Set, whether it's for mixing ingredients together for a cake or cookies, or making a tabouli salad or pasta salad to take to a picnic. I especially love the lids that make it easy to transport your dish or stash it in the refrigerator. The set includes four glass bowls (1-quart, 1-1/2-quart, 2-1/2-quart, and 4-quart capacities) and four... more
I use my Preserve Colander nearly every day. I use it to drain pasta and to rinse fruits and vegetables, among other things. The colander is made in the USA and is made from 100 percent recycled materials. It's also BPA-free. The curved handles make it easy to grip when holding up to drain. It's surprisingly sturdy and easy to clean by hand, or you can throw it in the dishwasher.
Panini sandwiches the perfect go-to meal for a variety of reasons. They're quick and easy to make, and they're a great way to use up leftover veggies and meats. This Le Creuset Enameled Cast-Iron Panini Press and Skillet Grill features raised ridges that will give your sandwiches those familiar grill marks and also help to drain away excess fat and grease. Just slap your ingredients between two slices of bread, place in the pan,... more
I've been wanting a Vitamix for a long time, especially after seeing a live demonstration in my grocery store. Sure, it seems expensive, but the blender really is like having multiple appliances in one, including a food processor and juicer. It even makes ice cream and hot, creamy soups. There are different models, but the Vitamix 5200 Variable-Speed Blender is the one I have my eye on. Maybe Christmas will come early this year.
I've been making a real effort to drink more water, but water can be boring and sometimes I need a little more flavor in my beverage. This Jokari Water Infuser lets you flavor your water naturally. Just slice whatever citrus, fruits and herbs that you like, place them in the infuser ball and throw into a pitcher of water. After about 30 minutes, you've got a refreshing glass of flavored water without the added... more
Berries are showing up more and more in my local farmers' market. When in season, there's nothing better than fresh strawberries, blackberries and blueberries. I can sit in front of the TV and pop them like candy. These Zak Designs Inc. Rose Colanders are both cute and functional. Just throw your berries into the small colander, give them a rinse and serve immediately straight from the bowl. The melamine bowls are dishwasher-safe and stain-resistant.
When searching for that perfect wedding gift, you can never go wrong with Le Creuset. The line of cookware is made to stand the test of time and will last for generations. A dutch oven is a great, all-purpose piece of cookware that makes a great starting point for any new cook. This selection of Le Creuset Dutch Ovens includes different sizes to meet their needs and different colors to match their kitchen’s style.... more
The newlyweds will be doing a lot of entertaining during their first year of marriage, from housewarming parties to holiday meals. Any gift that will help in their entertaining endeavors is the way to go. A salad bowl with servers is essential tableware for any dinner party. This selection of salad bowls with servers includes a variety of different styles, from traditional wooden bowls, acrylic bowls, porcelain bowls, and more.