Made in America: USA Bakeware

USA Bakeware Cookie SheetI love this USA Pan bakeware.  Food just slides right off making cleanup very easy instead of a chore!  We’ve been involved in the food business for eons.  We’ve tried lots of different types of bakeware from many different companies.  USA Pan tops them all!  You can feel the strength of the pan as soon as you hold it.  We love the fact that you never hear it “ping” in the oven as you do with bakeware that is too thin.   The color of this bakeware is also light enough that your baking treats don’t over brown or bake too quickly, as can be the case with “dark” bakeware.

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Nambe Serving Ware Review

Nambe BowlI’m always looking for something interesting and fun to add interest to the table setting of casual dinner parties. I’ve found it in Nambe!   What’s a Nambe you ask?

  • Nambe is cookware
  • Nambe is serving ware
  • Nambe is silver (in color) but never needs to be polished (yay!).
  • Nambe can be heated in the oven or popped into the freezer and then into the oven.

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New Smart Small Appliances from Emeril

Emeril LagasseEmeril is one of my favorite chefs.  His food and recipes are great.  I also like Emeril because he’s always inventing fun new items for kitchen and cooking fantics.

What better time to check out new items than the start of what we like to call “the eating season!”   These 6 new Emerilware small appliances can also make great gifts for the foodies on your list.  Here’s a quick look at each one:

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All-Clad Double Burner Grill Pan Review

All-Clad Double Burner Grill PanA lot of people out there love summer.  People like me.  I love warm to hot climates.  Your wardrobe is minimal, it feels good outside and feels better outside at night.  Lots of friends and family events are always going on.  Plus the beaches are always welcoming if you can get to one.  The subtle breezes, lemonade, kids riding their bikes outside and sounds of neighborhood dogs barking are all part of a good summer time experience.  The thing that makes summer also enjoyable is that it’s peak grilling season.  If you live in the south, we call that cook-outs.  Sure grilling can be done when it’s cold, but who wants grilled food that will get cold in 2 minutes.  There’s something about grilled food that is fascinating.  Here is an example, grilled veggies taste better to me than other methods of cooking veggies. That’s just my opinion.  Well, since grilling is so awesome and for those of us that live in places where it gets cold, wouldn’t it be great to bring the grilling indoors without the smoke?

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Viking Coffee Maker Review

Hot, fresh coffee. I can’t get enough of it. If you’re a coffee lover, you probably feel the same way. Few things are more wonderful than having a fresh, hot cup ready when you wake up in the morning. Morning coffee is definitely the best.

For a big-time coffee lover like me, there’s a handful of tests that a coffee machine must pass before I call it truly great. The Viking coffee maker excels at each of them.Viking 12-Cup Programmable Coffee Machine, Metallic Silver [Read more…]

Krups BeerTender B100 Review

Krups BeerTender B100Gulp, gulp, gulp… ahhhhh! Picture this – you are having a get-together with some friends and/or family.  It’s one of those parties that involves a sporting or competitive event.  You know:  the Super Bowl, March Madness, a singing competition finale or the hoops championship.  And the right type of food is being served. “The right type of food,” meaning something fried or grilled.  There’s lots of chatter in the background.  The guys are talking junk. The girls are (thinking here – hang on….) talking junk.  All of this is going on in your home and you’re being a good host.  Everyone is happy and everyone has a draft beer in their hand.  Yes, a draft beer.  Like the pubs, cold and foamy at the top of the glass.  How is this possible you ask?  Well, the Krups BeerTender brings the draught/draft beer to your home.

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Enclume Pot Racks for Extra Cabinet Space

Enclume Pot RackSpace.   There’s never enough!  Space truly has become the “final frontier.” We know we share a tiny home in a vast universe. The same can be said for many of us when it comes to our kitchens. Many of us have only tiny kitchens but have much we’d like to put in them.    If you don’t want to remodel, the quickest and cheapest way to add more kitchen space is to get a pot rack.  If you think pot racks are expensive,  have you checked out the price of new kitchen cabinets?    All of a sudden a pot rack seems very reasonable!  There are plenty of pot rack brands but, Enclume pot racks is the brand that stands head and shoulders above the rest. They have been in business for decades.  They’re famous for their quality craftsmanship and elegant designs.  And, the majority of their products are made in the USA!

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Oprah® Loves Kyocera Ceramic Knives

Oprah Kyocera Ceramic Knife SetFor our Oprah fans, she picked this Kyocera ceramic knife set as one of her “Favorite Things” for 2010.  The Kyocera ceramic knives she selected are a practical and reasonably priced kitchen essential.   One thing that’s great about these ceramic knifes is that they rarely need to be sharpened.  And, when it finally needs to be sharpened after many many many uses, if you send your knife off to Kyocera, they’ll sharpen them for FREE!

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