Have you seen the commercials? Smoothie-makers are all the buzz. But are they really worth the money? This one is.
The 5-quart was best for me, and if you're a casual chef, the 5-quart is also probably best for you. Let's weigh your options.
What advantage does silicone kitchen cooking tools and utensils have over those made from plastic, wood or metals? This hub shares 5 reasons why using silicone kitchen cooking tools are beneficial.
If you are a habitual smoothie-maker like me, you will need some accessories to make preparation easier. I have discovered a few items that I consider to be essential.
There are many alternate uses for a paella pan besides the obvious. Get ideas for new ways to use your paellera!
Safety and size are important factors when picking out an electric kettle for the elderly. Here are 10 tips and considerations to help you find the perfect pot for an elderly person in your life!
The Surfit Kitchen Sous Vide Cooker is a powerful, easy to use, smart cooker that makes healthy restaurant-quality foods at an affordable price. Works with Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, and IFTTT.
Collection of Mary Berry's favorite recipes all in one place, a review of the book, with photos and video. Includes her Extraordinarily Good Double Fish Pie recipe.
Recommendations for the best milk frother currently available, including handheld and electric models.
Sometimes you need to change the oil in your deep fryer. You will know when it needs changing; it will be a dark color, it'll smell yucky, and your food will taste off, perhaps burnt.
Looking for a new blender? Look no further than the Ninja Master Prep Pro System. Pureeing frozen fruits, crushing ice and making frozen drinks has never been easier.
A brief history of bottle caps and the bottle opener designs to remove these new fangled caps from our favorite bottled beverages.
The myths about the dangers of microwave ovens are debunked. The sources of the misinformation are discredited and the reader is taught how to select reliable sources of information.
Don't have a double-boiler? Need a whisk? Forgot to get a mortar and pestle? You don't need them with these tool substitutions for the kitchen.
Recipes and review of a community cookbook from Mississippi including order information. Recipes for Black-eyed Pea Salad, Rotel Cheese Grits, Spice Pie, Fig Preserve Cake. Family favorites.
Cast iron is wonderful stuff, but it does take some extra care and knowhow to keep it at its best. Here's all you need to know about maintaining its non-stick luster.
These robot-themed items are fun, practical presents that your robot geek will actually want to own and use. Perfect for birthdays, Christmas, housewarming, and other gift-giving occasions.
I accidentally ended up with a brand new Keurig MINI. If you're looking for a new coffeemaker for casual use, then here is a review of this machine for your consideration.
So what's are some good knives for aspiring chefs? That's a great question! Everyone has their own preferences. In this article I'll lay out a few of my favourite options based on quality and price.
When I used my Easy-Bake Oven as a kid, mixes were cheap. My daughters love playing with their oven, but mixes are expensive. Enjoy these recipes for yummy treats that are a fraction of the cost!
The proper way to heat tortillas is on a pan you would find in the Mexican home that's called a comal. Without the browning, the tortilla cooking is not finished.
Organize and brighten up your small kitchen space with practical solutions to create a functional yet inviting space for family and friends.
At a recent blogger conference, I competed in a soup-making challenge using the Cuisinart Blend and Cook Soup & Beverage Maker. I discovered how easy it is to make homemade soups.
Besides the obvious, you can use quesadilla makers to make pancakes, crepes, and burgers. Cutting calories? Use a non-stick spray that tastes like butter to add a punch of flavor to whatever you make!
This article discusses how to use a dehydrator, best practices, tips and tricks, and also includes a recipe for making homemade banana chips!
Can these Stainless Steel Cooking Utensils take the heat? Is this spinning rack a viable option for those with small spaces? Find out if these kitchen tools are high quality, functional tools for all your cooking needs.
In this article, I demonstrate why actual whoopie pie baking pans are way better thank using cookie sheets. Includes recipes for making delicious chocolate, chocolate mint, and pumpkin whoopies.
Busy people like quick and simple equipment to cook with. I have found a great cooking tool that is innovative and fun to use. Hot Logic cooking trays will make cooking on the go or at home fun.
Microwave ovens - I do love them in spite of my microwave mishaps. Here's the truth about some microwave dangers you've been warned about and a list of great uses for your microwave that have nothing to do with cooking.
Getting the picky eaters in your house, whether they are kids or adults, to eat healthy foods can be a challenge. Should you resort to being a sneaky chef?
Whether you want to write a cookbook, publish your original food recipes online, or share recipes with friends, use these 10 tips to make your recipes easy for others to follow.
This is a user review of the Bosch Tassimo coffee maker and my journey to get to a nice cup of coffee!
A really handy kitchen gadget to have is an apple corer, peeler and slicer. It cuts down the time taken to prepare apples and means that you can make great desserts in less time.
Traditional Japanese knives are divided into two classes. Honyaki knives are made from true-forged high-carbon steel. Kasumi knives are made through forging high-carbon steel and soft iron together.
Grilling has been around for years and is an ever-changing method of cooking one's food outside. Hot Dogs, hamburgers, steaks, one can cook just about anything. But which one works best for you?
Whether you want a taste of Bon Temps cuisine or wanna see what's cooking in Red's prison kitchen (hello, "OITNB" fans!), these 33 cookbooks got you covered.
Who would think these ordinary kitchen appliances could command so much attention? Collectors worldwide covet their toaster collections--especially those from the 1920s.
The thermal cooker, or vacuum pot, provides convenience, and allows safe, energy-saving cooking. But how does it work? How do you use it? And how do you choose the right thermal cooker for your needs?
Enamelware refers to enamel-coated steel or cast-iron kitchen products that are smooth and easy to clean and have been in use for over 100 years.
Which appliance is better for the job: a food processor (like Cuisinart) or a food chopper (like the Magic Bullet)?
Recipes for hearty hamburger supper, cheddar-topped cauliflower, cocoa almond pudding treat and fudgy bottoms.
Food takes less than 20 minutes to cook on the stove and the thermal cooker will do the rest of the cooking. Information on how to use the thermal cooker with recipes for easy and hearty meals.
A well-written recipe is more than a list of ingredients. A recipe should be informative, interesting, and enticing. Above all, it should be easy to understand.
Imagine if you could cook your chips without using any fat whatsoever. That'd certainly make losing weight a lot easier! How about cooking steak in an airfryer?
Slow cooking has made a comeback since it first became popular in the 1970s. Today, we have many more choices: manual, programmable, digital, portable, non-stick Teflon-coated pots, ceramic, lids of all kinds, and features such as defrosting. How to choose?
The KitchenAid mixer is a coveted gem of home kitchens near & far, a tough & sturdy work horse. But, more delicate tasks like custard & mousse, beg for a machine with more finesse, like the Mixmaster.
I am insanely curious. So much so that I just had to know who makes the best plastic storage containers. I buy more of these than most people because I give out left overs to the younger family members on family dinner night. To find out if I was...
Review of Tru brand slow cooker from Kohl's. Being able to cook three different dishes on three different settings in this triple crock-pot buffet is awesome!
A plastic-free kettle can protect you from BPA leaching into boiling water. An all metal kettle is a stylish addition to any kitchen!
Create beautiful fruit and vegetable trays, fruit baskets, and more with three easy-to-use tools. Transform vegetables into artistic masterpieces that will impress family and guests.
Review of All Clad Cookware I bought several years ago, including 2 quart saucepan with lid, frying pan, and Dutch oven.
Review of a cookbook written by a Kansas family to share and preserve their favorite dishes for future generations. Recipes for Sour Cream Raisin Bars, San Francisco Chops and Champagne Shrimp Pasta
Reviews and insights on five of the most popular Kamado-style grills on the market, from high-end tiled grills to the well-known Big Green Egg.
Is it a novelty that doesn't deliver on its claims, or is it a kitchen appliance that genuinely makes our cooking lives easier? Check out my NuWave Oven review to see if this device is for you.
Looking to ditch the flame? Outdoor grills that use electric heat work great, they're low maintenance, and they make food taste amazing. This article reviews a few of the best options around.
The thermapen is hands-down the best instant read meat thermometer I've ever used. Let me take a few minutes to tell you why.
Test your culinary terminology expertise with this quiz and peruse a list of obscure cooking terms. From bain-marie to weep, you'll find 50 cooking terms that you've probably never heard before.
Making the perfect cup of cappuccino or latte is not just about the coffee brewing, you also need to consider the milk. These are my selections for the best milk frothing pitcher.
A handy guide detailing how to prolong the life of your non-stick frying pan, plus a product review of Tefal's Thermospot range.
After choosing the Vitamix 750 over the 7500, how could we prove to ourselves that the investment was worth it? By committing to using it every day for the first month. Read about our successes, failures, and our ultimate verdict.
A review of the Kitchamajig, a vintage cooking utensil that has so many uses. With video to show it in action.
Do you know how to sharpen a knife? I sharpen all my knives using a sharpening stone. It may seem difficult at first, but the truth is that using a stone is the most effective way to sharpen a dull knife. Follow my step-by-step guide to learn how to do it right.
This article works best for the Bunn CW Series coffee maker that has the brew water coming directly from a plumbed water source. In other words, your brewer has a water line that connects to your plumbing and draws that water from your plumbing. ...
Ever wondered how long a new propane tank will last on your grill? Or how much gas you have left? Here is a way that you can calculate your estimated usage time with a simple formula I created.
A quality kitchen knife set is essential for any cook. This guide presents reviews, features, and ratings of ten of the best kitchen knife sets.
If you are looking for an amazing carbon steel non-stick wok, you have come to the right place. This is my experience cooking with the Ken Hom Wok.
Have you ever bought something at a garage sale or thrift shop and did not know what that kitchen utensil was really used for? Well, I have many times and had such fun tracking them down!
Ceramic knives maintain a sharp edge and are extremely useful for cutting fruits and vegetables. The knives are not, however, universal kitchen knives and may not be used to cut frozen food or through bone.
I'll take you on a culinary journey here, teaching you how to compile your own homemade cookbook filled with all the things you love! This is a great way to try new recipes while also bonding with your family.
Are your methods of cooking potentially damaging your health? Learn the truth about dangerous pans and your summer barbecues.
This is my personal Cutco knives review, and I don't exaggerate my results. I have owned my Cutco knife set for over 12 years, and I have only had one problem...
Vintage Cookbook Collecting is a hobby enjoyed by many. It sometimes leads to surprises as with this thrift store cookbook find. Uncover the mystery of this copy of Farm Journal's Country Cookbook
Wondering if that recipe you want to post up on the Internet on your blog is going to be flagged for copyright violation? Here are some easy to follow and succinct rules on what is fair use when it comes to published and recipes wanting to be published on the Internet.
Using the Magic Chef pizza baker may even feel like cheating, but it creates a dry, crispy crust and a perfectly caramelized cheese topping. You can cook until just melted or continue until browned.
Halogen ovens are said to cook food in less time than a conventional oven, preserve more of the juices, and use less energy. This was not exactly my experience with the Andrew James Halogen Oven.
How do you choose the best slow cooker for one person? Here's a list of the four most important factors to consider when selecting your first slow cooker.
Are you having trouble cooking your meat perfectly every time? This temperature control system is one of the easiest and most effective ways that I've found to ensure perfectly cooked meat every time.
I was shocked to learn that Teflon and other non-stick cooking surfaces contain toxins that are transferable not only through the surface of the pan but also through the air from the cooking process.
Copper cookware is fanciful, timeless, and aesthetically pleasing; but, is it really safe to use? This article touches on the two kinds of copperware that are safe for you and your family.
An overview of the benefits of electric smokers and a product review of the Masterbuilt 30-inch Electric Smokehouse.
Thinking about using a springform pan? Everything you've ever wanted to know about them is right here in this article. You'll be cooking up a storm in no time.
Food processors are designed to make life easier in the cooking department. But are they really worth the money, or just gimmicks to make us buy appliances we don't really need?
While searching for a new small kitchen appliance to replace an old blender, I came across the Ninja Express Chop. Here you will find a product review and easy, fun recipes too.
A review of vintage cookbook Golden Memories by radio homemaker Billie Oakley. Sample recipes include Jello Cookies, Doughnut Muffins, Meaty Potato Cakes and Apple Toss Salad. Midwest country recipes
Food prepping saves time and can save money, but it all starts with the quality of the storage containers that you use. Here are my thoughts on the Plastic House bento containers for food preps.
Air fryers are all the rage today since they cook our favorite foods without added oil, fat, and unnecessary calories. Check out these top ten reasons you need one of these inexpensive appliances in your kitchen.
The Perfect Tortilla Bowl Maker Pans definitely live up to their claims. You can make perfect tortilla bowls in a snap, and for a small investment in the pans, you can use them over and over again.
The Dualit Hand Blender doubles as a food mixer, making it invaluable in a small kitchen. This review covers its benefits and drawbacks.