John Boos cutting boards and butcher blocks come in a variety of shapes and styles. Between all of their styles and series of cutting boards, there are some differences that make certain ones better for your particular needs. In this blog I’ll review each series of cutting boards and explain their general characteristics and which type of kitchen each one is good for.
Mixing bowls are items that are probably in every person’s cabinet, but the average person doesn’t generally think of them as an essential kitchen item unless they’re an avid baker. However, the All-Clad stainless steel mixing bowl set is useful for much more than simply prepping dough for baking cookies. [Read more…] about All-Clad Stainless Steel Mixing Bowls
Why cook with Copper Cookware? To start, copper cookware is one of the best conductors of heat and ensures that when cooking, you have even, faster heating around the bottom and through the sides of the cookware. This means no irksome hot spots! Copper cookware has been around for hundreds of years, and is especially popular in French cooking. Because copper can sustain such high heats, it’s also the preferred cookware for cooking jams and large batches of candy. Copper cookware is also beautiful and makes an elegant adornment to any kitchen. [Read more…] about Why Should I Use Copper Cookware?
We are lucky enough to live in the South and enjoy some amazing weather most of the year. However, there are exceptions to the rule… 100 degree days in the summer & snow/ice storms in the winter. We haven’t had any bad winter weather in 3 years, but now it has happened to us twice in the past 2 weeks. It’s fun to enjoy the snow with the kids, but they get cold way too fast and then we have to think of other things to do. This go around, we decided to cook! First we made Lucky Charms cupcakes. Yes, it sounds pretty gross, but the little boys were in heaven! I used the CIA Bakeware 12 Cup Nonstick Muffin Pan to bake these delicious cupcakes. [Read more…] about Snowpocalypse 2014
The Excalibur food dehydrator is a great tool to add to your kitchen. We offer it in two sizes, the 5-tray and the 9-tray, as well as in two colors, white and black. The Excalibur dehydrator is the preferred dehydrator thanks to its wide, square trays and a design that circulates air at the back of the unit for even drying. With our free shipping, the Excalibur food dehydrator is an affordable $199.95 for the 5-tray, and $249.95 for the 9-tray. [Read more…] about Excalibur Food Dehydrator Review & Guide
The Japanese have a long history of making blades and an honorable track record for their samurai sword making methods. Today they are also known for their kitchen knives. In my opinion, Japanese kitchen knives are like mini samurai swords. They are sharp.
The Germans are no slouches either when it comes to making knives. Solingen, Germany is a German knife mecca and that is where you will find the history of the major and more popular German kitchen knives.
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