Kitchen Tools to Help You Make Dinner Quickly

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Want to get dinner on the table quickly? Then tool up with these kitchen helpers.

Must-Have Kitchen Tools for the Home Cook

12 Must-Have Kitchen Tools for the Home Cook

What are your must-have kitchen tools? What helps you the most in getting food on the table quickly and deliciously? When we went on our big European vacation this fall, I got to do some cooking. In both Collioure and Paris, we had vacation apartments with small kitchens. While they weren’t “fully equipped”, they did […]

What’s Your Favorite Kitchen Appliance?

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Having the right tools for the job can make any kitchen task more fun. Today, let’s talk about some favorites. I am a big fan of small kitchen appliances. I think it’s partly because I don’t like to get my hands dirty. Literally. I’m prone to dry chapped skin. Frequent washing prompts it to break out. […]

A Review of the Ninja Ultima Blender

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The Ninja Ultima Blender mixes up the best of all worlds in my smoothie-making economy: high speed, bulk blending, and individual to go cups. Ninja sent me their Ultima Blender. All opinions are my own. I’ve owned a blender of some kind for about twenty years. I remember when FishPapa and I bought our first Oster at Costco. […]

Unique Tools for the Kitchen

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Kitchen tools can be a super help to making good, cheap eats. Here are a few tools, you might not think belong in the kitchen, but they do. This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Your price […]

Favorite Bread Baking Tools

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Want to bake more? A few great baking tools can help you by making the process easier and a lot more fun. As I type, the raisin bread that FishChick7 and I made earlier is baking in the bread machine. I haven’t BAKED in the bread machine in quite some time. I typically use it […]

Learn to Like Cooking

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If you don’t love to cook, I’ll help you troubleshoot why. A daily necessity doesn’t need to be drudgery. This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Your price does not change, but your purchase indirectly helps support […]

Bread Machine + Cookbook = the Best Gift Ever

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Disclosure: If you make a purchase through the affiliate links in this post, I do receive a small percentage of the sale in advertising fees. Your price is not affected, but the purchase through these links helps to support this site. Thank you! One of the best Christmas presents I ever received was from my […]

Introducing the New FoodSaver G3H Vacuum Sealer (Giveaway CLOSED)

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The following content is sponsored by FoodSaver The giveaway is now closed. Congrats to the winner: the3diggs@ As you know by now, my life has been colored by freezer cooking for over 16 years now. I was very pregnant with our first child when I read the grandmother of all freezer cooking books and set […]

Why I Love My Small Kitchen Appliances

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Tonight’s our 19th wedding anniversary. Can you believe it? We’re celebrating tomorrow since tonight is hockey practice. But, my husband had planned ahead and bought something for our whole family to enjoy: an electric fondue pot (Head’s up! That’s my affiliate link.) Other women might roll their eyes, but you know me! I am a sucker […]