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21 Gifts For The Home: Great Lenses From Our Holiday Gift Monster Quest

Posted: 08 Dec 2013 09:00 AM PST

Baking Fabulous Macarons is Easy With this Lekue Macaron Baking Kit

1. Baking Fabulous Macarons is Easy With this Lekue Macaron Baking Kit

Macarons are divine sandwich cookies that have a crunchy shell, cloudlike insides and wildly amazing flavors like passionfruit, raspberry, chocolate and hazlenut. Making these lovely little treats has always been considered the ultimate show of talent from…

My Hubby's Whole Wheat Banana Pumpkin Muffins-Secret Ingredient  from Trader Joe's

2. My Hubby’s Whole Wheat Banana Pumpkin Muffins-Secret Ingredient from Trader Joe’s

Let’s get this straight. My Hubby cooks and bakes, and I eat and smile contentedly. (Then I go for a run. ) On Sunday mornings our house smells so good. Bacon, sausages, waffles, pancakes, omelettes, oatmeal- breakfast is family time. This morning the…

Stainless Steel Spice Organizer

3. Stainless Steel Spice Organizer

Spices have the greatest importance in my kitchen. I use them in most of my recipes and also while making tea. In fact, I used to buy spices for a month and my problem was how to store them. I had to search for the specific spice every time and thus it was…

European Home Cooks Use Steam Ovens

4. European Home Cooks Use Steam Ovens

What Is a Steam Oven? Europeans use steam ovens. Find them in every kitchen. Yep, cook anything with steam. With 100% humidity, reheat or bake anything fast without losing moisture. I love, love, love our steam oven. Here are 5 reasons why. Toast Make toas…

Why I Love My Banana Slicer

5. Why I Love My Banana Slicer

I think we’ve all been here before: you’re craving a banana but you don’t want just any banana – you need a sliced banana. You walk into the kitchen and pick a ripe piece of oddly shaped yellow fruit. It looks so good, you can almost taste i…

A Practically Perfect Gift - An Electric Roaster

6. A Practically Perfect Gift – An Electric Roaster

One year, I received an early Christmas gift from my daughter, who lives in another state. It was a big package through the mail and I wondered what on earth it could contain. Imagine my surprise and delight when I opened it and inside was a big electric r…

The Perfect Coffee Press Makes A Great Gift

7. The Perfect Coffee Press Makes A Great Gift

I like a good cup of coffee in the morning. Real, fresh tasty coffee with a quick jolt of caffeine to get me moving. I’ve reached an age where I can no longer have five or six coffees a day, so the one I do have has to be something special. I like Fre…

Good Cooks Use This Digital Cooking Thermometer

8. Good Cooks Use This Digital Cooking Thermometer

With holiday cooking upon us, it reminded me that I needed to get another food cooking thermometer. Not just any cooking thermometer, but the best one I have ever had, the Kiserena Digital Food Thermometer. All year long we look forward to the special feas…

Why I love my Cuisinart Toaster Oven

9. Why I love my Cuisinart Toaster Oven

The Cuisinart Toaster Oven is easily the most used appliance in my kitchen. I cook everything in it from a breakfast quiche to chicken or broiled fish to a warm apple crisp for desert. Why clutter up your counter space with multiple items when your toaster…

Making Pasta with a Pasta Machine Plus a Recipe

10. Making Pasta with a Pasta Machine Plus a Recipe

I am Italian and the very proud owner of a pasta machine, which I have had for years and is still as good now as new. My son and I were together all day today, so we decided treat dad by making pasta. My son loves using the pasta machine and it is actually…

PerfecTemp Electric Kettle

11. PerfecTemp Electric Kettle

Hot tea is my favorite drink in the entire world. My Mom loved making tea when I grew up and I’ve been drinking hot tea ever since. A tea kettle has always been an important part of my day, but as I am getting older I feel the need for a bit of luxury…

The Best Food Steamer - An Oster of Course!

12. The Best Food Steamer – An Oster of Course!

I have had this beauty – the Oster Food Steamer – since December 2006 and so my conclusion is that EVERY kitchen, including your own should have an Oster Food Steamer! My model is the previous version Model 5711 and it is still in perfect working condition…

Why I love my tablet cooking stand

13. Why I love my tablet cooking stand

I have owned my tablet for a little over a year and while I use it for lots of things reading recipe magazines and websites are probably my favorite thing to do on it. Consequently it spends a lot of time in my kitchen these days. Over the last few months…

It's Back! Corningware Stove-Top Cookware in Pyroceram

14. It’s Back! Corningware Stove-Top Cookware in Pyroceram

The original Corningware Pyroceram casserole dishes are back! In the famous Cornflower Blue pattern, no less. For the past dozen years or so, any home cook wanting to purchase Corningware cookware – that could be used on the stove top – had to settle for &…

Cuisinart Waffle Maker Makes Great Waffles

15. Cuisinart Waffle Maker Makes Great Waffles

I love my Cuisinart waffle maker, and I’m going to tell you why! Mainly, it’s because I love eating fresh, hot waffles, and let me tell you about the smell! Oh man, my house smells so good for at least a day after I’ve made a batch of delici…

Perfect Lunch: Cheeseburger Soup in My Sistema Soup Mug

16. Perfect Lunch: Cheeseburger Soup in My Sistema Soup Mug

A soup mug for the working man (or woman). My mom has a knack for finding interesting things on really good sales. Take this innocent soup mug for instance. What do you see? – A red plastic mug (BPA- free) – A sealed lid with a vent and clips Innocent? Thi…

Saving Space In The Kitchen With A Two Way FlexBrew Coffee Maker

17. Saving Space In The Kitchen With A Two Way FlexBrew Coffee Maker

Hamilton Beach is making it easy to free up some space on the kitchen counter. If your anything like me you now have not one but two coffee makers sitting on your kitchen counter. I for one have my regular brewing station as well as my Tassimo, we are huge…

No More Wasted or Cold Coffee with a Keurig K-Cup Home Brewer

18. No More Wasted or Cold Coffee with a Keurig K-Cup Home Brewer

When Keurig coffee brewers first hit the market, I instantly knew I wanted one. Being the only person in my family who drinks coffee, I constantly had to throw coffee out or rewarm my coffee in the microwave. With a Keurig home brewer, I never have to worr…

Whirpool Compact Countertop Microwave

19. Whirpool Compact Countertop Microwave

Whirlpool puts the ‘Micro’ in Microwave Has lack of space in your kitchen forced you to give up on finding the perfect microwave? Do you think compact sized microwaves are powerless? Well let me tell you few things about my Whirpool compact, inge…

I Love My Bread Maker

20. I Love My Bread Maker

I love my electric bread maker because I can make fresh bread any time I want. This machine is really useful kitchen helper because it can spare us a lot of work. Just put in ingredients (flour, water, salt, sugar and yeast) in bread maker, wait for about…

Jewelry Candles: Inside Every Candle is a Hidden Jewel That Can Be Worth Anywhere From $10 to $7500!

21. Jewelry Candles: Inside Every Candle is a Hidden Jewel That Can Be Worth Anywhere From $10 to $7500!

There’s something fascinating about pirates. I mean, minus the whole ‘rotten teeth’, ‘no bath’s', and ‘rum drunkards’. But the whole ‘searching for buried treasure’? Kinda awesome. Which is kind of how Jewe…

Celebrate John Lennon & The Beatles

Posted: 08 Dec 2013 05:34 AM PST

Screen Shot 2013-12-08 at 8.19.27 AMOn Dec. 8th, 1980 John Lennon was gunned down in a senseless act of violence but his spirit, music and words live on. His work in The Beatles is timeless and an important part of music history. The world is a better place because of the contributions of this great man. So I’ve put together a selection of John Lennon and Beatles music and memorabilia (including some fun things like The Beatles Monopoly) so that you can share your own love and memories.

Lens of the Day: Christmas Crafts: Make A Drinking Straw Star

Posted: 08 Dec 2013 04:49 AM PST

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