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OXO Good Grips® Whisks

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OXO Good Grips Whisks

Over my many years of cooking, I have tried a variety of cooking gadgets and tools.  One such instrument is the often used “whisk”.  It’s hard to imagine any kitchen without one!  I still have a few old ones stashed in my kitchen drawers.  The dutiful ones; however, reside in a crock on my countertop… Read more

Top-Rated Citrus Juicers and Squeezers

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Top Rated Citrus Juicers and Squeezers

If you are not crazy about juicing and consider it a messy and tedious endeavor, please don’t let that stop you from the process.  Juicing can be relatively easy, especially if you use a top-rated citrus juicer and/or squeezer. Handheld juicers are great for small jobs.  In order to reduce hand fatigue, shop for one… Read more

OXO Good Grips Cherry Pitter

– Posted in: Reviews, Summer Season, Tips, Thrills & Tales
Kitchen Tools | OXO Good Grips Cherry Pitter

With the short cherry season upon us, I thought it would be prudent to write about the OXO Good Grips Cherry Pitter.  It is a neat little tool that will make your life in the kitchen so much easier, especially when it comes to pitting cherries or olives.  Put simply, this gadget really works … and is truly… Read more

Cleaning Faucets with Shaving Cream

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Cleaning Faucets with Shaving Cream

Hard water spots on chrome fixtures are just plain ugly. Really, do you know anyone that enjoys seeing those white, grayish spots on an otherwise spotless faucet?  Even when the faucet is clean, if the water spots are there – it somehow still looks dirty. While I usually shine chrome fixtures with a Windex-type spray, I… Read more

Joie Devil Oven Pull

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Joie Devil Oven Pull

I am about to tell you a sad Tale; however, don’t despair.  This story has a very good ending.  It all started with a mishap in the kitchen, and as the days unfolded, I soon became friends with the Devil.  Well, not “that” Devil, but the Joie Devil Oven Pull.  Always wearing a big smile on… Read more

Pioneer Woman Kitchen Linens

– Posted in: Reviews, Summer Season
Pioneer Woman Kitchen Linens | Vintage Blooms Set | Love this colorful retro set of dish towels!

Every now and again I will do a review of a product that I have used, with great results. The Pioneer Woman’s Kitchen Linens – specifically the Vintage Bloom Kitchen Towel Set – is one such product.  I was actually shopping for something else when these vibrant and retro-towels caught my attention. It was their vintage… Read more

OXO Good Grips Bottle Cleaning Set Cleans Narrow Neck Salt and Pepper Shakers with Ease

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How to Clean Tips | How to Clean Narrow Neck Salt Shakers

We’ve all been there.  After many uses we find that our salt and pepper shakers are starting to look cloudy and dull-looking. They need a good cleaning.  No problem … until you realize that the shaker neck openings are extremely small.  “How in the world am I going to get anything in there?” you ask. While one… Read more

Thanksgiving Carry-Out Containers

– Posted in: Fall Season, Reviews, Tips, Thrills & Tales
Thanksgiving Carry-Out Containers | Send your guests home with delicious food and a sweet sentiment. Love these containers!

Packing up delicious leftovers after Thanksgiving dinner is a common adventure for most of us.  I have to admit … the boxes and containers that I have used in the past have been a little boring – but that is about to change!  I recently found some fabulous carry-out containers on WorldMarket.com, and I wanted to share them with you.  From brown… Read more

Laundry Pods

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Laundry Pods - Gain Flings

Say “goodbye” to sticky laundry chores!  I don’t know about you, but trying to pour my detergent (whether it is in liquid form or powder) is a real mess.  As careful as I am, it usually proves to be a drippy and sticky endeavor.  Even if you are perfect – and don’t get any on you or… Read more

The Recipe Rock (Holder)

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Recipe Rock

I am always looking for ways to be more organized and efficient in the kitchen.  I recently came across a new product in a magazine –  took a chance and ordered it, and am so gad I did! While I already own a handsome wrought-iron recipe book holder,  it takes up some valuable real estate… Read more