Hamilton Beach’s New “Mc” Breakfast Maker

by Julie

  There are a few things in my life that are a given, if there is chocolate in front of me, I will eat it, no exercise of any kind is fun, and anything that happens before 10 in the morning probably isn’t worth having to set the alarm for. However, I have a 10 year old that still requires a good breakfast and a ride to school at *gasp* …

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A Smarter Skewer

by Alison

Skewers give a great way to feed just about any crowd. Prep your proteins and veggies and let your guests load up their own creations. Everyone gets fat and happy so to speak. Do you ever look at the grill after such an undertaking? Inevitably some food gets sacrificed to the grill. A lopsided zucchini slice does not hold on or a cube of beef just gives way. There is …

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Silicone to Save the Chef’s Day

by Alison

I just learned some quick facts about silicone. It withstands heat of up to 500°. It is virtually resistant to oxygen, ozone and UV light. It can be created to conduct electricity. Microbes cannot grow on silicone. Thanks Wikipedia. After understanding factoids like that I get why silicone has become a go-to product for kitchen tools. We found a few on Solutions.com that make all the sense in the world.

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Rawr…3D Cookies

by Alison

  Baking cookies takes me back to childhood. I don’t think I know anyone who does not enjoy rolling out the dough, cutting out the shapes and decorating them. Sprinkles, silver balls, mini-chocolate chips, colored frosting all help top off the final product. Mmmmm. Or if you are like me you don’t wait for the final product and enjoy eating some of the raw dough along the way. One thing …

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Spin Your Food to Maximize Flavor

by Alison

Whenever I take time to marinate meat or vegetables I am surprised at the flavor that pops in my mouth. Chicken with Italian herbs works well, especially in summer. BBQ on anything gets better with more marinating time. And a balsamic & garlic combo yields nice flavors for grill veggies. There are plenty of recipes out there to help improve the flavor of meats and produce. Yet why is it …

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Doctor Inspired Dining

by Alison

Are you a die hard Dr. Who fan? What constitutes being a die hard anyway? Maybe it is memorizing the different episodes. Maybe it involves life sized character likenesses in your home. Or perhaps having posters and replica products means you are a die hard.

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Pluck that Yolk

by Alison

As I have stated before on CG I am a kitchen gadget freak! Look in my kitchen and you will find 4 cheese graters (each suited for different cheeses), 20+ cooking knives (each for different uses), plastic containers in a variety of sized (never know what you have to hold!), half dozen frying pans. You get the point. No, there is not a need for all of it. But it …

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BioLite Camping Stove

by Edwin

Do you love the great outdoors? Have you tried asking your kids to spend less time at home, glued to the TV and head outdoors instead for some nature-inspired goodness? If you have answered in the affirmative, then perhaps what you need to do is to “talk” to the younger generation on their terms and frequency. Give them a gizmo to play around with when they are out there in …

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