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Immersion Blender – The Best Compact Kitchen Appliance You’ve Never Heard Of

Immersion blenders are the great secret of top chefs from the world over, but are they right for you or will they just gather dust? If you’re considering investing in a new hand blender, here are a few things to consider – and to look for – before you buy. Continue reading

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Seven Low Cost Weekend Projects To Easily (And Inexpensively) Update Any Kitchen

Kitchen remodels can be especially expensive and invasive, but if you don’t have the dough for a new granite countertop, or you’re not ready to commit to cooking your eggs on a camp stove for the next month, give these seven weekend projects a try. For a few hours of your time (or at most a few days) and a couple hundred dollars, these small updates will give your kitchen a major facelift. Continue reading

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Compact Wine Coolers For The Up And Coming Connoisseur – The Perfect Supplement (or Stand In) For A Full Sized Wine Cellar

If you love wine, why not show it? A home wine cooler can keep your favorite vintages stored at optimal temperature, humidity, and light levels – and close at hand. For big entertainers, this is a must have whether you want to preserve the quality of a wine you might not get around to for a few weeks or months or save yourself a trip up and down to your wine cellar every time you’re entertaining, a counter top wine cooler – or even an integrated wine cooler – is the perfect solution to your problem. Continue reading

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When Life Gives You Lemons… Forget Lemonade, Make Dessert!

It’s the start of citrus season in the warmer reaches of the US, and that means citrus fruits abound – lemons, limes, oranges, grapefruits, and all the unique, flavorful varieties of each are popping up in grocery stores and back yards all over the country. If you’re looking for something to do with your overkill, or just a way to preserve that fresh citrus taste, these five sweet treats are great ways to enjoy the bounty of the season – even after it’s over! Continue reading

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Sick Of “Non Stick”? Why You Should Give Silicone A Chance

Tired of food sticking in your baking dishes, or just trying to find some more convenient cookware? Silicone might be your answer – flexible, light-weight, heat-proof, non-stick, and available in a rainbow of colors, silicone bakewear and utensils are hugely popular, and for a good reason. If you’ve never heard of it, or are nervous about making the switch, these are six things you need to know that might change your mind. Continue reading

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Love A Good Waffle? How To Find The Right Waffle Iron To Please Your Palate

Do you love waffles, but only get to have them at your favorite Sunday brunch? If you’d eat ‘em at any hour of the night if you could, it might be time to invest in your very own waffle iron – it’s a small investment and has a small kitchen footprint, but every time you make one? It’ll feel like a big indulgence. Continue reading

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Have A Big Holiday Meal To Make? How Planning Ahead Can Make The Big Day Go Off Without A Hitch

Stressed about your big holiday dinner? Planning ahead can really help – and we’ve got a simple guide to soothing your frazzled nerves and get your food on the table (relatively) stress free. Continue reading

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High Tech Slow Cookers To Bring Your Kitchen Into The 21st Century

If you grew up thinking granny’s slow cooker was only good for potlucks, think again. Modern design changes make crock pots the ideal cooking vessel for just about any busy family – just add ingredients in the morning, set it, and come home to a hearty, healthy, home-cooked meal at the end of the day. Continue reading

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If You Can’t Take The Heat, Get A Pressure Cooker!

Finding yourself in a crunch when dinnertime rolls around? Sick of your microwave being the only quick-cooker in your kitchen? It might be time to get a pressure cooker – the most versatile pot you’ll ever own, that can make stock, braise meats, or prepare whole meals in mere minutes. Continue reading

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Roll With It: How To Make Your Own Sushi From Scratch

The ancient art of sushi making is one that takes many years to master – but it’s actually relatively easy to learn. If you enjoy sushi, or are looking to expand your culinary horizons, this quick guide will get you started on your way to making your own delicious sushi from scratch, in less time than you might think. Continue reading

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