I was working out with my personal trainer at the gym today (I am SUCH a New Year’s cliché!). He told me that most people drop their gym memberships purchased in January, by Valentine’s Day. I am determined not to be one of those people so I have signed up for several runs of increasing…Read More
Gadgets & Gizmos
Baking with Love and/or Precision???
I have been baking and cooking for as long as I can remember. I have a distinct memory of standing on a step stool at my Yiayia’s (Greek for Grandma) stove and watching her make her famous Giouvarlaki (meatball soup). She didn’t speak much English and we didn’t speak Greek so I always heard “You better…Read More
Charcoal, Propane, Smoke…Oh MY!
This weekend is 4th of July so we HAVE to talk about grillin’. Every man I have ever known was pretty opinionated on this subject except my dad. He would rather not grill. Too much pressure. He is not much of a cook and has been fed quite well by my mother for nearly 60…Read More
Best Cookbooks for Baking Fanatics
Even though food blogs are on the rise, cookbooks still seem to be a popular method for finding delicious new recipes. If you love to bake, here are a few baking cookbooks that are currently very popular in bookstores.
How to Sharpen Knives
Today’s post is all about how to sharpen knives. One of the best kitchen tools you can invest in is a set of very sharp knives. Once you’ve invested the money, it’s important to keep the knives sharp so they’ll continue to perform well.
Kitchen Gadgetry: Plastic Bowl Scraper
Every once in awhile I like to share kitchen gadgetry that make baking and cooking easier. I’ve learned that great kitchen tools don’t have to be pricey. A few months ago I wrote about the Cuisinart Immersion Blender which is priced at $30. This month, my recommendation is even less expensive. In fact, this kitchen gadget would…Read More
Fall Finds for the Kitchen
Fall is officially in the air, so today’s post is all about welcoming the season appropriately. Check out these food related finds: For those who love to bake, Williams-Sonoma has a new Bakers Spice Kit that includes six essential spices including Cocoa Powder, Vanilla Sugar, Whole Allspice, Whole Cloves, Whole Nutmeg and Ground Saigon Cinnamon.…Read More
Kitchen Gadgetry: All-in-One Cuisinart Immersion Blender
In all my years spent in the kitchen, I’ve realized proper kitchen tools are key to a fun, easy and tasty experience. Recently, I’ve been blending and puree-ing to my heart’s desire with a new gadget from Cuisinart called the Smart Stick Hand Blender. This small but powerful device quickly purees soups, blends batter, and…Read More
Dessert Decorator Pro
My family will attest— I love desserts. One of the great things about making fruit desserts is you can dress fruit up or down. For instance, my last post showed just how easy it is to make beautiful (and tasty) popsicles in no time. But, when you want a dessert for a special occasion—a birthday…Read More
Serving with Style- Fruit Basket Apron
Creating tasty food is even more fun when you have cute kitchen accessories. Because I work in the food industry, I always keep my eyes out for great kitchen products. Sometimes, having unique serving ware makes all the difference in food creation and presentation. Occasionally I’ll be sharing some of my favorite finds here. I…Read More