I’m a busy working mother of two very energetic little boys. 5 out of 7 nights I cook a healthy & hearty meal for all 3 boys in my life….my oldest child being my husband, of course! This used to be fairly easy, but now they all have very distinctive tastes. So, I’m always trying to come up with something that will please them all. While constantly searching for fun & new recipes, I’m also always looking for the easiest ways to cook in my kitchen. Well, I think I’ve found my answer…it’s the Scanpan Classic 4 1/4 qt. Nonstick Square Saute Pan. This pan is amazing! Not only is it the perfect size for cooking for a family of 4, but clean-up is the easiest thing ever! I cook everything using minimal fat or oils and nothing sticks to the surface. The sides are high enough to control any splatters that may occur from stirring or sautéing your food. It also has a very nice & flat bottom so that food lays flat & cooks evenly. The glass lid is a plus too…it keeps the food nice & hot while allowing you to peek at the dish to ensure that it’s cooking properly. Last night I cooked 6 pieces of fish…after sautéing the fish in some coconut oil, I then removed it to make a little wine & lemon sauce to pour over the fish. I cooked down wine, chicken broth, lemon & capers until they reduced slightly. Then I poured the sauce over the fish. Simple, yet delicious! All 3 boys devoured every bite! Then I washed it out in less than a minute…nothing to scrape or soak. You can put these pans in the dishwasher, they are that tough…I just choose not to wash any of my cookware or knives in the dishwasher…I save all that room for my kids many cups & plates. Tonight we may just have turkey tacos, but this pan will ensure that the meal is wonderful & that I won’t be spending lots of time cleaning up after dinner when it’s time to end the day & get the crazy boys to bed. Now, if I could only find something this reliable to clean the bathrooms…hum…
I 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.
I’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.
Emeril 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:
Mauviel has been making world class copper cookware in France since 1830! Copper cookware isn’t for everyone. While I appreciate Mauviel’s beauty and great heat control, copper is just too much work for me. Frankly, if it doesn’t go into the dishwasher, it doesn’t go into my kitchen!
A 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?
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. [Read more…] about Viking Coffee Maker Review
Gulp, 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.
Chef’s Choice electric knife sharpeners are some of the best in the world. They manufacture a variety of different models, and it can be difficult to distinguish the differences between all of them. In this article, I’ll cover some of the major models that Chef’s Choice makes and explain their particular uses and benefits.
Space. 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!